The Original Irregular’s Year in Review ~ 2007

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — As always, the Western Mountains were busy this past year with a great deal of the focus on wind farms and Poland Spring as in the previous year. However, school consolidation was a hot topic from the first of the year right through December and is not expected to go away in 2008.JANUARYThe year began with Gov. […]

Winter parking ordinance in effect in Kingfield

KINGFIELD -– The Kingfield Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing concerning a proposed updated Winter Parking Ordinance on Monday, Dec. 17. The selectmen explained that the ordinance will limit on-street parking between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., from Nov. 15 to April 15 each year, to allow unimpeded snow removal work.“The ordinance allows the public works […]

CV fact-finding committee to form

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- On Wednesday, Dec. 26 members of the board of selectmen met in a regularly scheduled meeting.After signing warrants and accepting minutes, the selectmen moved to the issue of a resident’s request to get access to the town’s public access cable channel.In previous meetings, Scott Hogg, a Carrabassett Valley resident, has brought to the attention of the selectmen […]

Efficient water lines may lower rate increases in Phillips

PHILLIPS -– At a Water District Public Hearing last month, members announced increases in water user rates as well as information about recent efficiencies in their water delivery system.The efficiencies are a result of the early September completion of a $611,000 water main replacement project. The new piping replaced the nearly 100-year-old pipes that were used in the past. The […]

Got the cool Blues

How cool was this? When Colin Bergeron (on mouth harp) and Birgil White (guitar), both of Athens, passed through Kingfield last Friday, Dec. 21, looking for work, they stopped in Greg Powers’ downtown location and picked up a little amp. The result was a downtown outdoor jam session that filled the air with the blues. Come on back soon.

Jack Hargreaves

1913-2008 -- He loved hunting and fishing

MADISON — Jack Hargreaves, 94; the Lord took him home peacefully, Wednesday, Jan. 2 2008.Jack was born Sept. 16, 1913 in Milltown, New Brunswick, Canada. He moved to Anson in the fall of 1920 and graduated from Central High School in New Portland with the class of 1933.Jack worked in the woods for various lumbering operations. At age 86, Jack […]

Harry Lee Smith

1933-2007 -- He enjoyed helping anyone who needed a hand

SKOWHEGAN — Harry L. Smith, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 following a battle with cancer.He was born Sept. 4, 1933 in Salem. He was the first son of the late Ralph and Olive (Ranger) Smith. Harry was educated in various Franklin County Schools, located in Salem, Phillips, Livermore Falls, Wilton and North Jay. He attended Wilton […]

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