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Giving students a safe start

Kingfield Junior Firefighter Brooklyn Brown presents Fire Chief Chuck Twitchell with money that was raised in an effort to provide free smoke detectors to each kindergartener at Kingfield Elementary More...

Arts & Entertainment

Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones on stage

Blues in the Barn

KINGFIELD — Blues in the Barn summer series continues with Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling on the harp Sunday, Aug. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street. More...

Vishtèn at Old South - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Acadian super group Vishtèn at Old South Congregational Church Tuesday, Aug. 30. A pre-show jam session will kick off at 6 p.m. and the curtain is at 7. More...

Open photo competition and show

Photographers may submit entries until Sept. 11

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the second annual Western Mountain Photography Show Friday to Sunday, Sept. 23 to 25: a multi-faceted weekend celebrating photography and photographers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

OBITUARY CORRECTION

Muriel W. Surowiec Incorrect KHS address

In the Aug. 17, 2016 issue of the Original Irregular, in the obituary, “Muriel W. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA Alumni Soccer Games return

SALEM — After a lapse of several years, the Mt. Abram High School Alumni Soccer Games resumed last Saturday night. The women took the field first with the MTA team being led by first year coach Andrew Delcourt. More...

Firearm safety course offered

KINGFIELD — Maine law requires anyone who has not previously done so and is seeking to obtain an adult hunting license for the first time to take part in educational courses developed by Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. More...

LUNCH WITH A VIEW

Trailmaster Pete Boucher of the Carrabassett Valley ATV Club finishes up placement of a picnic table at a scenic overlook of Owl’s Head Mountain on one of the ATV trails linking Carrabassett Va More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

AGC lighting project moves forward

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen approved a lighting efficiency project at the Anti-Gravity Complex at their Aug. 15 meeting. The project is an extension of a $200,000 project voters approved last year. More...

August moon on the rise

A bright full August moon was white as it rose the evening of Aug. 18 and rose red the following evening as it began the waning cycle. More...

MSAD #58 seeks strings teacher

STRONG — Superintendent Susan Pratt’s nominations to fill empty staff positions were approved by the MSAD #58 School Board during the directors’ monthly meeting Aug. 18. More...

Kingfield VEC updates selectmen on priorities

KINGFIELD — Village Enhancement Committee members John Goldfrank and Merv Wilson presented selectmen with information at the Aug. 15 board meeting. The VEC is currently working on priority projects, which include streetlights and parking. More...

Op-Ed

Megan’s Miles

The take away. It’s when we have an experience and look at it afterwards and ask ourselves — What do I take away from this experience? What is my take away? More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is one food you refuse to eat?

Gunnar Mitchell, 3, of Strong: "Black licorice jelly beans." More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting our blood drive

Thank you to everyone who attended the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Sugarloaf Aug. 16. Also greatly appreciated were the additional snacks donated by the Sugarloaf Sports & Fitness Club, 45 North and the SugarBowl. More...

Community & Local News

Fixing Addy’s heart

Fundraiser set for Sept. 10

STRONG — Jared and Emily Espeaignnette of North Berwick have strong ties to the Western Mountains. Emily grew up in Strong and Jared in Phillips. Jared graduated from Mt. More...

Mt. Blue 1971 graduates sought

FARMINGTON — Members of the Mt. Blue High School class of 1971 are being sought to attend their 45 year class reunion, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at the American Legion Hall. More...

Ice Cream Social at DRAHS

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. An Ice Cream Social will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and along with your ice cream enjoy a Brownie Alamode made and served by DRAHS volunteers. More...

News from our Schools

Educating educators

Educators from Flagstaff RSU participate in a three-day workshop recently at the Sugarloaf Hotel where subjects involving Autism Spectrum Disorder and Literacy were discussed. More...

Eustis School Department releases bus schedule

EUSTIS — The Eustis School Department recently released its bus schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Times are approximate and subject to change. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. —Chinese Proverb 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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