June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine Air Quality Alert Due to Smoke from Quebec Wildfires - Free Access

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Mitman’s images celebrated

FARMINGTON — Over the last four years, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Guide has been led by the gifted publishing and artistic abilities of executive director Lorna Dee Nichols.   More...

Grand Falls Hut nears construction start

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Western Mountains Foundation founder and president Larry Warren was present at a recent selectmen’s meeting to update and inform members of the recent developments of the Maine Huts & Trails organization.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Beach Boys slated for July concert

RANGELEY — Good vibrations are coming to the western mountains of Maine this summer. More...

Bell ringers to play Good Shepherd

RANGELEY — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers will be in concert Saturday, June 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, June 12, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia Dabney

She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed

MIDLAND, Texas —- Patricia Dabney, or “Patty” as she was affectionately known, left us much too soon after a car accident on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. More...

Anna E. Scamman

1928-2010 — She was always willing to help in anyway she could

PORTLAND — Anna E. Scamman, 81, of Farmington died on May, 24, 2010 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.   More...

Alysha Joclyn Webb

1986-2010 — She enjoyed being a mother most in her life

WLILTON — Alysha Joclyn Webb, 23, of Wilton died May 24, 2010 with wings to become an angel and be with her grandmother, Lola Webb.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners concluding best season of tennis

SALEM –- The Mt. Abram girls’ tennis team could quite possibly be having their best season of tennis. Last Wednesday they concluded their regular season finishing sixth in Heal Point standings with a 9-3 record.   More...

Dusted

Stratton Little League player Lexi Bullen slides home as Kingfield’s Andrew Murphy attempts to tag her. Meanwhile, umpire Paul Orbeton takes in the action from behind the plate. More...

MTA ball teams make it to post season

SALEM –- The Mt. Abram boys’ and girls’ baseball and softball teams finished their regular season with home games against Telstar last Friday. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY WEDNESDAY   FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield.   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 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. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

MTA SENIOR EVENTS ANNOUNCED - Free Access

Senior Recognition Night is Thursday, June 10

SALEM -- School officials recently announced events for Mt. Abram High School seniors. All events will be held at the high school except for the class trip. The annual Mt. More...

RANGELEY GRADUATION TIME CORRECTION - Free Access

In the June 2, 2010 issue of the Original Irregular, on Page 8 the Rangeley Regional High School Graduation page, the time for the graduation is actually 3 p.m. and not 8 a.m. as we listed it. We regret the error. More...

Plea brings closure to murder case

SKOWHEGAN — The man charged with murder in connection with the 2007 death of a New Portland woman has pleaded guilty to the charge in Somerset County Superior Court. More...

Teachers association heard

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM — Directors of the MSAD #58 School Board met Thursday, May 27 at which time Superintendent Quenten Clark reported the district received a letter from the Mt. Abram Teachers Association. More...

CORRECTION -

Wrong Eunice

In the May 26, 2010 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Town granted additional legal fees by voters,” on Page 1, the article incorrectly identified Eunice Chase as the former Strong Town Clerk. More...

Op-Ed

Four bond questions on the ballot

Legislative Report

One of the final things done at the Legislature this year was to add to or amend the bond questions from the previous session that will appear on your June 8 ballot. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What’s your favorite line from a movie?

Butch Kinney, of Skowhegan: “'Make my day.' Clint Eastwood.” More...

Letters

To all my relatives, neighbors and friends

No words can express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support and kindness everyone has shown me.   I am very touched by the outpouring of love that has been shown to me by this entire community. More...

Community & Local News

Ski club presents donation to Ski/Skate

KINGFIELD — Tuesday, May 11, Bruce Miles and Bob Luce came to the Kingfield Elementary School to present MSAD #58 a check for $1,980.   More...

T-shirts pre-order time running out

Kingfield Days

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Days Committee would like to remind everyone to order their Kingfield Days Shirts within the next few days.   All orders must be placed by June 7 in order to guarantee delivery. More...

VBS comes to Phillips

PHILLIPS — Vacation Bible School, sponsored by Phillips Community Church, will be held July 5 through 11 at the Community House. Call 491-5353 to register.   More...

News from our Schools

Nordica Trio with the help of seven

Phillips Elementary students enjoy participating with the sounds and specifically the musical sequences of the Nordica Trio. More...

Clarke graduates from Clarkson

POTSDAM, N.Y. — Krista A. Clarke recently graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Physical Therapy. More...

Royal treatment

Guidance counselor Mike Ellis is wheeled out by senior Emma Twitchell in front of the entire Mt. Abram High School student body to receive the first yearbook. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. —John Andrew Holmes   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Unusual Chilies   More...