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Western mountains welcome winter

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Mother Nature showed her utter power, or as others say, her downright beauty, as the clock ticked away on Sunday to officially commence the winter season. The second storm in three days, this one came last Sunday as a classic nor’easter that dumped anywhere from 28 to 33 inches of beautiful white powder. It’s safe to say […]

Reigning title teams look to repeat, but challenged

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

KINGFIELD — Members of the MSAD #58 School Board met last Tuesday, Dec. 16 and the issue of the Mt. Abram High School State Alpine and Nordic Championship became a lengthy topic of discussion. This year, the Maine Principals Association determined that the world class Nordic facility known as the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle is the home of […]

Residents hear proposed shoreland zoning changes

Irregular Staff KINGFIELD — The committee in charge of updating the town’s zoning ordinance held a public meeting last week to inform residents of state mandated changes that affect the shoreland regulations. Basically, a protective district along great ponds, rivers and areas where specific wildlife exists will be extended to 250 feet from an existing 100-foot threshold. Committee chairman David […]

Phillips teacher named Wal-Mart’s Teacher of the Year

PHILLIPS — It was a special pre-Christmas surprise for Miss Margaret “Maggie” Nerney who thought she and her 7th grade homeroom class were going to Wal-Mart Thursday morning to help with a community service project. Phillips Elementary School Principal David Crandall had led Nerney to believe that the local department store had put out a call for student volunteers and […]

“My Own Two Feet” film to premiere

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Western Maine Centers for Children is holding the first showing of “My Own Two Feet” Monday, Dec. 29, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the King Pine Room in the Base Lodge at Sugarloaf. Olympic Gold Medal winner Seth Wescott will host this event. “My Own Two Feet” is at its core, a film about snowboarding, […]

Rustic Overtones and Jon Brown’s Body in Skowhegan

Maine's own Rustic Overtones joins critically acclaimed reggae band John Brown's Body at the Skowhegan Opera House on January 10th 2009.

SKOWHEGAN — The Rustic Overtones and John Brown’s Body will play the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water Street, Jan. 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For fans of Rustic Overtones, July 27, 2007 was a day they never thought would come. The hard-hitting, show-stopping, horn-powered Maine-grown rock band, which had broken up five years before, reunited in mid-2007 before a crowd […]

Grumble Bluff roller coaster

By Dave Miller What an emotional roller coaster ride you can take reading Karen Pease’s book, “Grumble Bluff.” Heck, I am an old grumpy, 66-year-old retired guy and wouldn’t normally tell “anyone” I read a girly book. I couldn’t believe that I read a book about two young girls, the forming of their friendship and the trial and tribulations of […]