December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal accident in Chain of Ponds Township

CHAIN OF PONDS TOWNSHIP — Monday morning, Dec. 11, two trucks traveling on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township collided resulting in one driver dying at the scene. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Christmas on the Air’ to be presented

FARMINGTON — This December, the public is invited to a special presentation of “Christmas on the Air,” a musical drama that tells the story of a live radio broadcast from Bethlehem, Pa.  See Christmas through the eyes of a chil More...

KES Student caroling at the school

KINGFIELD -- The students at Kingfield Elementary School will be singing carols Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the school beginning around 12:45 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call the school at 265-4132. More...

Service of Compassion and Hope offered

FARMINGTON -- The annual Service of Compassion and Hope at Christmas will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., at Fairbanks Union Church, 3 miles north of downtown Farmington on Highway 4, 583 Fairbanks Road.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. Brackley

1938-2017 — He was an avid gardener & enjoyed working on farm machinery

STRONG — Robert Elmer Brackley, 79, passed away Nov. 29, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital.  More...

Pearl P. Greco

1924-2017 — She loved spending time visiting with her family & friends

NEW VINEYARD — Pearl Pillsbury Greco, 93, passed away at her home in New Vineyard Dec. 3, 2017, with her loving family by her side. More...

Ray M. Howard

1939-2017 — Ray enjoyed entertaining & making people laugh with his many jokes

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Ray Merle Howard, 78, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, at the Somerset Rehabilitation and Living Center in Bingham, following a long illness. More...

News from our Schools

Celebrating Veteran’s Day with local vets

Veteran Terry Wyman talks to Kingfield Elementary School students during a Veteran’s Day program at the school Thursday, Nov. 9. More...

New World Language Education major created at UMF

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced it has created a new World Language Education major to prepare educators for a career teaching Spanish or French in K-12 classrooms. More...

UMF Winter Term now open

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is offering a wide range of flexible Winter Term courses aimed at helping current students and members of the public meet their personal college credit needs.  More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.  —Charles Dickens  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Kingfield selectmen discuss Assessor Agent appointment

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen held a brief meeting Monday, Dec. 4. Topping the agenda was a discussion regarding the selection and/or appointment of a new Assessor Agent. More...

Lights along the river

The Wire Bridge in New Portland is dressed for the holidays and beyond, thanks to a group of volunteers and donated funds. More...

Winter arrives with fresh powder

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Winter arrived over the weekend in a storm that dumped fluffy but plowable snow throughout the region.  More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Todd Brown of Carrabassett Valley: "The Tooker Const. Christmas Party. After we celebrate, we say goodbye because we get the week off." More...

Marijuana is just another psychoactive substance

It is a rare day that I am compelled to write a letter to the editor, but a statement in the Nov. 22, 2017 issue of The Irregular contained within the article, “Pot Talks Begin in Kingfield” requires a rebuttal. More...

Legislative Update

Federal Disaster Relief Funds requested for storm damage   Last week Governor LePage requested federal funds through a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help offset the $4.7 million in damages caused to our public infrastructure during the po More...

Community & Local News

A job well done

GFDC recognizes businesses for job creation, retention

FARMINGTON — Greater Franklin Development Council held its annual Investors Reception at The Homestead Tuesday, Dec. 8. More...

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  More...

Thomas Performing Arts Center’s Grand Opening

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for Thomas Performing Arts Center’s Grand Opening Celebration and enjoy refreshments, treats and a store sale celebrating the new location in downtown Farm More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Runners blaze by Phoenix, 67-40

SALEM —The sounds of basketball returned to the Runnerdome Saturday, Dec. 9 as Lady Roadrunners (1- 0) hosted Spruce Mountain Lady Phoenix (0-1) Mt. Abram High School’s season opener. More...

Phoenix out net Roadrunners

JAY — Mt. Abram Roadrunners (0-1) traveled to Jay Friday, Dec. 8 for the basketball season opener against Spruce Mountain Phoenix (1-0). Despite level playing in the first quarter, Spruce Mountain pulled ahead for a 20- point halftime lead. More...

Know the lead tackle laws

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife notes that fishing lead-free is better for our lakes and our wildlife.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St.,Kingfield.All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, NewPortland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

Christmas Services

Calvary Bible Church 37 Park St., Stratton 246-4652, Pastor Bruce Townsend. Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Service 10:30 am (no Sunday school or afternoon service).   More...