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Kingfield Finns settled here around 1910 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — They worked hard, and if they said they would do something, they’d do it. That’s how Mauno Kankainen described the Finns who settled in Kingfield some time after 1910. More...

Hundreds left without power from severe thunderstorm

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Severe thunderstorms, high winds and lightening ripped through Franklin County last Wednesday, July 6, leaving 2,565 homes without power.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ian Sherwood comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Ian Sherwood’s “The Maine Event” at the North New Portland Community Church Tuesday, July 19, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, July 20 and partnered with the Ki More...

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will present Discover the Joys of Live Music, at the Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m. More...

A cappella band to perform - Free Access

RANGELEY — Sidecar Heroes, a six-man a cappella band, will be performing at the Church of the Good Shepherd Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edward L. Rowe

1934-2011 — He enjoyed spending time with his family

PHILLIPS — Edward Leo Rowe, age 77, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

James F. ‘Jim’ Brashears

1937-2011 — He will be remembered for his kind, gentle spirit & always having a kind word

NEW PORTLAND — James Fletcher Morley “Jim” Brashears, 74, of New Portland, formerly of Newton, Mass., died Friday, July 1, 2011, at his home.  He was born May 6, 1937, in Lakeport, Calif., a son of James Paul and Paradine (Coot More...

Dr. Bertram H. Jacobs

1942-2011

In his role as professor, Bert Jacobs stood at the front of the classroom for almost 40 years. But he made an even bigger difference in people’s lives through his role as teacher.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Undefeated champions!

June 29 the Strong Starz defeated the Wilton Eagles with a 3-2 win ending their season with a 13-0 record. More...

Benefit golf tourney on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The second annual Western Maine Center for Children Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 12 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.  The event begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. More...

‘Island & Sea Discovery Trip’ scholarships available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Partial scholarships to Blueberry Cove’s Island & Sea Discovery Trip are being sponsored by the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association, Stanley Museum by Howard Randall President and Managing Trustee and Chris R More...

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, SchoolSt., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Irregular Regulars

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you most excited about for Kingfield Festival Days?

  Richie Schobel, New Portland: “What is Kingfield Days?”   Donna Chase, Freeman: “Sunshine.”   Emily Hatfield, Kingfield: “YoHo!  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There’s a pinch of the madman in every great man.  —Unknown  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

School Board reviews cell phone & camera use

SALEM — MSAD #58 is reviewing policies affecting cell phones, video recorders, MP3 players and other technology, and will be revisiting them more frequently, possibly on an annual basis.  More...

Ethan Austin, a ski industry ‘Young Gun’ - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ski Area Management Magazine recently recognized Sugarloaf Communication Manager Ethan Austin as one of 20 “Young Guns, the ski industry’s top young professionals under the age of 30,” something Austin sa More...

Rangeley public opinion session II to be held

RANGELEY — The second public opinion session for the Rangeley Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

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Proposed Changes to CPI

Veterans’ Benefits & Affairs

Negotiations on the FY 2012 budget have included a proposal to change the formula for computing inflation that could impact cost-ofliving adjustments paid to military retirees, Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and others.  More...

World Feline Conference emergency session

I, Lord Quimby Pond MCC and my tabby sidekick, the Amazing Leoparini, wish all of you a wicked-good merry Maine Coon summer with a wealth of catnip and a dearth of black flies. More...

Letters

Thanks for your support for the parade

The Strong Pierpole Day Parade Committee wishes to thank all the participants, spectators and judges who took part in the parade. More...

Thanks to a caring community

On behalf of the Western Mountains Baptist Church we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to several of our local community businesses and to the First Baptist Church for their generosity and support during our amazing building project.&n More...

Community & Local News

Knit and crafts show July 16

RANGELEY — Saturday, July 16, Robin Hansen and the women of the Rangeley region will show their knit and craft talents at the 15th Knit and Crafts Show and Sale at the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Benefit spaghetti supper

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter will be holding a benefit spaghetti supper Friday, July 15 at the Industry Town Hall, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The meal will include salad, garlic bread, Lee Ireland’s famous sauce, meatballs, More...

CORRECTION

Wrong Loon Count date   In the July 6, 2011 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Loon counters wanted,” on Page 15, the date is Saturday, July 16.  Too many feet   More...

News from our Schools

Yet another future firefighter

Matt Abbott, a second-year advanced program student, shakes the hand of Strong Fire Chief Duayne Boyd at the recent Foster Tech Firefighting graduation in North Jay. More...

Bessey named to dean’s list

AUGUSTA — Tracy Bessey of Kingfield was named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at the University of Maine Augusta. She is majoring in mental health and human services. More...

Locals awarded Mitchell Scholarships

PORTLAND — Senator George J. Mitchell was in Maine June 6 to announce the selection of this year’s Mitchell Scholars —and to share news of an increase to the scholarships from $5,000 to $6,000 per student.  More...