Heidi A. Murphy, Publisher/Owner
(207) 265-2773 FAX: (207) 265-2775
Offices located on 239 Main Street, in downtown Kingfield, ME, along the Carrabassett River.
Mailing Address: PO Box 616, Kingfield, ME 04947.
The Weekly Newspaper "Serving the Western Mountains of Maine
Where the Kids Grow Straight and Tall and the Women are All Good Looking."
The Original Irregular is a local weekly newspaper that covers the Northern Franklin County region in the Western Mountains of Maine. It serves the residential and recreational communities, including Kingfield, the Sugarloaf/USA, Stratton/Eustis and Rangeley Lakes regions and Strong and Phillips.
Our circulation is 3,600 and close to one-third of our subscribers are folks “from away” who own hunting, fishing or skiing camps, or who just have a special place in their hearts for the area. We’ve even had some people buy a subscription because they liked the name of the paper!
Where did the name “The Irregular" come from? … Back in 1968 “or thereabouts,” when the mountains were still tall, but the paper small, The Irregular came out “irregularly,” or when the publisher and editor had collected enough ads (or meals and beverages in trade) to cover production costs. The paper finally became weekly year-round in 1986. The Irregular has always had a “funky” edge to it and we strive to maintain a bit of that sense of humor.
The Irregular also produces several seasonal publications including the annual 48-page Sugarloaf Magazine, The Rangeley Lakes Area Summertime Guide, The Sugarloaf Area Summertime Guide, Maine's Western Mountains Guide to Fall, Maine Mountain Snowmobiling, and other supplements including the annual Kingfield Days and Gardening Issues.
Our seasonal guides reach locals as well as the visitors who come here to hike, camp, ski, mountain bike, fish, hunt… you name it. We have been publishing most of our guides for more than 15 years and they have become the standard publications that people turn to whether they want to know some history about the area, when special events take place, or where the best hiking or skiing trails are.
The Irregular is a member of the Maine Press Association, the Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, the Flagstaff Area Business Association, The Maine Better Business Bureau, The Mt. Abram Economic Development Association, and the Maine Tourism Association.
The subscription rate for our print edition is $25 per year. Foreign and First Class print subscriptions are $65 per year. An online subscription is $25 per year. As of Oct. 1, 2013, there is a 5.5% sales tax on all newspapers delivered in Maine - including online subscriptions. We require prepayment for subscriptions and accept Visa, MasterCard, checks or cash for payment. Subscriptions may be purchased calling (207) 265-2773 or you can subscribe via our website: https://www.our-hometown.com/public/oht_unisubscription.cfm?publisherid=Irregular.
Please call or stop by our office on Main Street in pretty downtown Kingfield when you are in the area. We are located on 239 Main Street along the banks of the Carrabassett River.
For advertising in any of our publications, please give us a call, (207) 265-2773 Monday through Friday. Or e-mail: email@example.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted!
Our staff includes:
Heidi Murphy: Publisher/Owner, Design, Circulation; firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert J. Gray: Editor, Classifieds; email@example.com
Dee Menear: Writer/Photographer; firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Meldrum: Advertising Sales, Subscriptions; email@example.com
Correspondents for our newspaper and seasonal publications include: Laura Dunham, L.E. Hughes, Danielle London, Paula Roy, Jane Wilkinson, Dan Cassidy and Karen Pease. Roving photographer extraordinaire: Stephan Mitman. We would also like to mention that many community members contribute with photos and news bits that give our paper that all important local flavor. Thank You All!
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