October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local polling locations, times

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — General and Referendum Elections will take place Nov. 4 in towns and plantations throughout the county. More...

Eustis board will increase

EUSTIS — A Special Town Meeting was held Oct. 21 so that voters could determine whether or not the Eustis Board of Selectmen would increase from three members to five. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Narrow gauge book author, locally crafted toboggans at Stanley Museum

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum will present an evening with Guy Rioux, author of “The Next Stop is Phillips” the latest in a new series of books devoted to the history of Franklin County’s narrow gauge railroads. More...

Humorist, author in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Weatherford Award nominated Meriwether O’Connor will perform her humorous tall tales and short stories from “Joe Potato’s Real Life Recipes” during the Kingfield Artwalk Friday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Second narrow gauge railroad book released

PHILLIPS — The second book in a series on narrow gauge railroads in Maine has just been released. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard L. Hill Sr.

1933-2014 — He was the glue that held everything together and will be deeply missed

TOPSHAM — Richard L. Hill, Sr., 81, of Sandy River Plantation, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Topsham. More...

Vincenta C. Gage

Funeral services held for

FARMINGTON — Funeral services for Vincenta C. Gage were held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Wiles Remembrance Center, with Rhonda Wiles-Rosell as celebrant. More...

Community & Local News

Halloween party continues 50-year tradition

STRATTON — “It’s that time again for all ghosts, ghouls, goblins and monsters to come to the Stratton- Eustis Community Building on Halloween night for the Lions Club annual community Halloween party,” said Lion Emerson Dyer. More...

Crafters needed

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School’s annual craft fair is scheduled for Nov. 29; tables are still available for crafters and artisans. The deadline for registering is Nov. 7. More...

Craft fair slated

FARMINGTON — The fifth annual Craft Fair will be held at Fairbanks School Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two rooms with 40 tables. And artisans and crafters are needed; call 778-3808 or 778-3267. More...

News from our Schools

Bullying topic of first Mt. Time Meeting at MTA

SALEM — Franklin County Sheriff Lieutenant David St. Laurent was the guest speaker at the first monthly assembly addressing topics and issues Mt. Abram High School students face daily. Oct. 24, St. More...

Guys and ghouls dance at the PACC

PHILLIPS — One of the most-anticipated events of the year for middle level students, the annual Halloween Dance and Costume Party, co-sponsored by the Phillips Area Community Center and the Phillips Student Council, was held Friday at PACC. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is Friday, Oct. 31 Never trust anything that canthink for itself if you can’t seewhere it keeps its brain. — J. K. Rowling More...

NEW READER CORRECTION

Wrong Birth date In the Oct. 15, 2014 issue of the Original Irregular, in the New Irregular Reader on Page 5, Cameron Michael Hayes was born on Aug. 4, 2014. More...

Physical Education grant awarded

“Franklin County Youth Bringing Home the Gold”

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Healthy Community Coalition recently received news that it was the recipient of one of 67 U.S. Department of Education Physical Education Program grants. The $1.8 million, three-year grant includes schools in Mt. More...

Voters to decide on ATV trail

KINGFIELD — Registered voters in Kingfield will have the chance to make their voices heard regarding a proposed ATV trail that will connect Kingfield with trails in Bingham and beyond. More...

For outstanding service

At the October Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association monthly meeting, Nini Christensen (left) is presented an Outstanding Service Award from Club Secretary Elaine Holcombe ( More...

Whooping cough prevention and treatment

Confirmed cases in MSAD #74

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Sometimes known as the 100-day cough, pertussis is a highly communicable, vaccine-preventable respiratory infection that spreads easily among those who have not be immunized against the disease. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Statement from Mt. Abram Teachers Association

The Mt. Abram Teachers Association would like to express its support for one of its members who has been put on paid administrative leave after fears about the potential risk of exposure to the Ebola virus. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Halloween is Friday. What are you afraid of?

Katherine Renshaw of Freeman: “I am afraid of snakes. I really just do not like them.” More...

Letters

GET OUT AND VOTE!

Now that everyone has had a chance to watch the debates, and perhaps made up their minds for whom they will vote, it is important that you exercise your right to VOTE. I have sensed so much apathy, it is important to fight that and VOTE. More...

Thanks for a great Mud Football Charity Auction

There are so many people to thank for their contributions and their time: Nostalgia Tavern, Bob Moore, Holly Higgins, Sharon Boyce and Simone. Also thanks to all businesses for their great donations. More...

Thanks to Tami, Andrew, Kaylee and our supporters

The Kingfield eighth grade would like to thank Tami and Andrew Chase for taking the time from their busy schedule to deliver Kaylee (the cow) to the school for our Cow Patty Bingo fundraiser. More...

Sports & Outdoors

WMU U-14s advance to states

KITTERY — The Western Maine United U- 14s advance to the state title game with their wins over South Portland and Hampden recently. More...

Lady Roadrunner postseason play

Mt. Abram goalie Abby Brackley puts a stop to an attempt on goal by a Lady Black Bear. More...

‘Runners end season 10-4

The Mt. Abram Roadrunners hosted Carrabec in the first round of playoffs in MVC Western Class C soccer Friday night. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSVALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm,Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Opento area seniors. Variety interests, topics.?s: 237-3535.WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING —5:30 pm, Carrabassett Valley Town officeconference rm. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...