October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates face tough questions at Mt. Abram - Free Access

SALEM — Taxes, political partisanship, affordable college education, natural resources, alternative energy and jobs were among the topics of the questions asked candidates at Mt. More...

MSAD #58 seeks public input

A series of informational meetings within each community are planned to get input on what residents want from MSAD #58 and what hard decisions are the most palatable.     More...

Arts & Entertainment

Noted Irish duo to play Skye Theatre

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host the highly acclaimed Irish duo Brendan Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam session starting at 6 p.m. More...

The Haunted field of Screams!

FARMINGTON — “Your worst nightmare is closer than you think!” warned Farmington Fire Rescue’s Timothy D. Hardy, referring to the “Haunted Field of Screams,” a haunted maze that will run from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

PARANORMAL WORKSHOP

Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trends…Alternative Healing on Main Street, presented by Patricia Pepin and Terry Theriault. More...

Letters

Not disappointed in Saviello, elect him to Senate

Last week a lady from the Democrats called me to ask how I was voting. I answered her questions and at the end told her I was voting for Tom Saviello for the State Senate. More...

Vote for Tom Saviello

I first met Tom five years ago when he invited a group of my friends and I to be pages in the House of Representatives. Even then I could see what a genuinely caring and earnest person he was.   More...

Please join me & support Larry Dunphy for District 88

I am writing to express my support of Larry Dunphy in his campaign for Representative in District 88.   I’ve known Larry most of my life and we have both worked for the same company for 30-plus years. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Kingfield girls, Strong boys champions

NFCL soccer championships

SALEM — It was perfect weather for the NFC soccer championship games under the lights at Mt. Abram High School Saturday night.   Kingfield, 2 — Strong, 1   More...

MSA Western Regional meeting planned for Oquossoc

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club recently announced that it will host a Maine Snowmobile Association Western Region Meeting here Sunday, Oct. 24. More...

Mt. Abram seals 6th place going into final game

Mt. Abram, 1 –- Dirigo, 1   BETHEL — Wednesday afternoon, the Mt. Abram varsity boys traveled to Bethel to play Telstar on their home field. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   WEDNESDAYS   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. (None 9/29) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281- 3703. 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...

This Week's Cover - Free Access

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Irregular earns General Excellence award - Free Access

The newspaper racked up 14 awards in the MPA’s annual contest

NORTHPORT — Noting that the Irregular “provided a breath of fresh air,” judges awarded the newspaper third place in the General Excellence category of the Maine Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night. More...

Go Team!

These Mt. Abram soccer fans (left to right) Rose Lowell, Lizzie Carlton, Sheri Lopez and Allie Lopez show their excitement when Mt. More...

Special meeting cancelled

New Portland Selectmen

NEW PORTLAND — In a surprise move, Tuesday night’s scheduled special selectmen’s meeting was cancelled when the chairman of the board failed to show up.   More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you were one of the Chilean miners, what do you think would have been the most difficult part of being trapped in the mine for 69 days?   More...

Vote against corporate thinking

This started as another campaign letter, but I’m sick of reading those too. Maybe it still is. You’re on your own on this one.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janet I. Metcalf

1941-2010 — She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and did a little painting

FARMINGTON — Janet I. Metcalf, 68, of Strong, passed away Oct. 5, 2010, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Community & Local News

‘Men’s Wellness Day’ offered in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Family Medicine, located at 42 Dallas Hill Road, will host a “Men’s Wellness Day” Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.   More...

Halloween Dinner & Silent Auction on tap

RANGELEY — A Halloween Dinner and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. This is a fundraiser for Lakeside’s roof. More...

Roast pork supper set

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Church will host a roast pork supper Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church. More...

News from our Schools

Weighty matters

Students in Mrs. Simpson’s kindergarten class at Stratton School are in the nurse’s clinic learning about height and weight. More...

Public urged to attend Monday meeting

MSAD #58 School Board

KINGFIELD — The MSAD #58 school board is inviting the public Monday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School to share views about the local schools’ future. More...

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 17 to 24

All hand-held electronic devices strictly prohibited for drivers under 18 More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

United Nations Day is Sunday   “Everything will be all right —you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

A friend of ours who has a lovely 17-year-old daughter sent me rules for dating “his daughter.” Number One: “if you pull into my driveway and honk you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure not picking an More...