November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Central School has new owners

NEW PORTLAND — “Everyone has a dream,” said Buster and Judy Pinkham when they became the new owners of the Central School on Wednesday, Oct. 28 following a public auction.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Local artist Melanie Farmer to exhibit

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery in downtown Farmington will host local artist Melanie Farmer at an Open House Reception Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m.   More...

Curtain Raisers return

FARMINGTON -– It’s a whole new season of laughter as The Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe celebrates new members and returning veterans with two nights of improvised shenanigans, Thursday and Friday, Nov. More...

Pianist Dr. Laura Kargul to perform

FARMINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., University of Maine-Farmington Nordica Auditorium, The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present internationally renowned pianist Dr. Laura Kargul USM in recital.   More...

Letters

Thank you Irregular for providing LE, F.A.R.M.

To the editor:   I can see why the Irregular regularly wins awards for its… uh… regularity in providing us — not only with the local news— but with something to laugh about every week. More...

Haunted Herbert Hotel a success

To the editor:   A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Haunted Herbert Hotel. With the great help from all the volunteers and Rob letting us use the hotel it was a success. More...

Thanks for helping our bake sale

To the editor:   The Kingfield/New Portland Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who took the time and baked goodies for our bake sale at Tranten’s General Store on Oct. 10.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA boys, girls eliminated in first round

Soccer tourney update

MAINE — Both the Mt. Abram girls’ and boys’ teams were eliminated from any further post season contention last week after a good season in the Mountain Valley Conference. More...

The final game

Ben Hitchcock (left to right), Henry Poulin and Craig Marshall, all of Carrabassett Valley and seniors Carrabassett Valley Academy played their last game of the soccer season together against Hebron A More...

Any-Deer permit swap allowable

AUGUSTA — With hunting seasons underway in Maine, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants hunters to be aware that some swapping of deer permits is allowed. More...

Immunization clinics underway

NORTH FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Maine Center for Disease Control has determined that the H1N1 influenza (Swine Flu) is now widespread in Maine. More...

Kingfield’s valuation explained

KINGFIELD — Following up on an article published in last week’s Irregular, Kingfield Administrative Assistant Doug Marble called to report news concerning the increased state valuation in town. More...

Cold case thaws in ice cream shop burglary

RANGELEY —- A 2006 burglary of an ice cream shop was solved two weeks ago when a suspect in an unrelated matter confessed to the crime, said Rangeley Police Chief Dennis Leahy Monday. More...

Op-Ed

The freedom of individuals is balanced by the needs of society

I am writing in response to an editorial in the Original Irregular’s Oct. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What Internet function or Web site do you think you visit or use most frequently?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phyllis Ladd Brackley - Free Access

1921-2009 -- She enjoyed decorating cakes, crocheting, sewing and knitting

STRONG -- Phyllis Ladd Brackley, 87, of Strong died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at Sandy River Health Care and Rehab Center in Farmington. She was born Dec. 20, 1921 in Strong, the daughter of Carroll W. and Gladys (Johnson) Ladd. More...

G. Norton Luce

1933-2009 -- He was an avid skier and lifelong Sugarloafer

FARMINGTON -- G. Norton Luce, 76, of Coplin Plantation and Tenants Harbor, passed away Nov. 4, 2009 from cancer. He was born Oct. 20, 1933, the first son of C. Richard and Rachel (Norton) Luce of Farmington. More...

John Clarence Hinkley Sr.

1950-2009 — He loved working in the woods

MERCER — John C. Hinkley Sr. 59, formally of Kingfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.   He was born March 2, 1950 in Kingfield the son of Perley Sr. and Shirley (Hesketh) Hinkley.   More...

News from our Schools

Master-peace in the making

Colin McCarthy-Edwards of Strong adds color to his peace poster drawing. More...

BFFs

Taylor Brooks and Renee Bachelder of Strong (best friends forever) work on a photographic "self portrait" assignment in art class. More...

Hurry!

Kingfield students Ron Lobdell (left) and Alisha Knowles (right) race each other to hook up a fire hose to a hydrant during Fire Prevention week. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Election Day was yesterday                 The less the people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep in the night. —Otto von Bismarck, attributed   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Allen Miguel Ochoa-Durrell Born: September 30, 2009 Gender: Male Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz. Length: 22 in. More...