January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Snowmobile accidents claim four lives

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — While snowmobilers are reveling over last week’s snow, riders need to use caution, checking on local ice conditions and leaving an itinerary with family and friends before venturing out. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield’s Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Friday, Jan. 4, Kingfield will host a fun filled First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. at several downtown locations. More...

Locals among artists featured at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — A group of 16 artists will be showcasing their work at SugarWood Gallery during the month of January. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eleanor Dexter

She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a seamstress who enjoyed crocheting and knitting

SALEM — Eleanor Dexter, 73, of Salem, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home following a long illness.  More...

Harold Tallman Jensen

1917-2012 — He served in WWII and loved camping and traveling

CHARLTON, Mass. — Harold Tallman Jensen, formally of Loon Lake Road, Rangeley, and Overlook Masonic Home, Charlton, Mass., died peacefully Dec. More...

Marion Mason Miles

1922-2012 — She loved bringing the grandchildren to the ‘Loaf

YARMOUTH — Marion Mason Miles, 90, of Yarmouth, died peacefully June 21, 2012 at her home in Bartlett Circle with family members by her side. She and her husband, William E. Miles Sr., were the first residents of this senior complex. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snowshoers making tracks to Rangeley

RANGELEY — The goal —to make Rangeley the Snowshoe Destination of the East— is well on its way to reality at the Rangeley Lake Trails Center.  This has been a long-time dream of Marty Velishka and Carol Sullivan, but the dream More...

FIS races at Sunday River

Sunday River hosted Eastern Cups FIS Races from Dec. 18 to 21. Max Richard (left) and Sam Morse represented Carrabassett Valley Academy Alpine in the slalom event. Dec. More...

Mt. Abram Boys Basketball

Mt. Abram freshman Hunter York hustles down the court in a JV basketball game with Telstar last Saturday at the Mt. Abram Runnerdome. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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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. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  —James Barrie  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Have a Healthy Breakfast!

Happy New Year! The time is NOW to More...

The Original Irregular’s Year in Review • 2012 - Free Access

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Skiers, snowmobilers delighted with last week’s snowfall

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Sports enthusiasts were in winter heaven last week as another 10-plus inches of snow fell in the western mountains, making it ideal for skiers, boarders and snowmobilers alike.  More...

Fire in Freeman destroys garage, truck

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — A garage fire destroyed a generator and Dodge truck Wednesday morning, Dec. More...

Wise replaces Rusty Fearon as Eustis Fire Chief

EUSTIS — Malcolm “Rusty” Fearon‘s 20 years of service have made Eustis a better and safer place to live, according to Chair of the Eustis Selectmen Earl “Jay” Wyman.  Fearon, who recently retired as chief, is More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could make one change to the world in 2013, what would it be?

Tim Pinkham, Attleboro, Mass.: "Adopt some sort of gun control." More...

Letters

Thanks to the Strong Methodist Church

I would like to thank the Strong Methodist Church carolers for taking the time to stop at my house to sing Christmas carols. It was very touching.  Thanks, Carol James Strong   More...

Thanks for my Christmas gifts

I would like to thank the Kingfield Giving Tree for the gift that I received for Christmas. The two pairs of workpants will be very useful.  Thank you to all who helped with this program and donated the gifts. More...

Thank you craft shoppers

The Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry would like to thank all those shoppers who attended the Dec. 16 craft show at “The Rack.”  It is through generous and thoughtful people like you that make our work at the Pantry possible. More...

Community & Local News

Free landowners forum rescheduled

Opportunity for local landowners to learn more about their rights and responsibilities

FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition is hosting a free landowner’s forum, as part of its Mapping Our Footsteps initiative, Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Chisholm Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital.  More...

Beware phony legal action calls

AUGUSTA — Attorney General William J. Schneider is warning Maine consumers about a telephone scam involving callers who claim that the consumer has been named in a legal action. More...

New owners at Grant Lee’s

Grant Lee’s 20th Maine Tavern & Grill in Farmington is now under new ownership. More...

News from our Schools

Chestnut tree project bears fruit

STRATTON — Members of the eighth grade class from Stratton Elementary School in the fall shared their memories of planting chestnut trees while they were in kindergarten.  Eighth graders Mason Strunk, Tristan Beeny, Jake Theriault and Came More...

UMF students pursue high-level research

Among those named to the Michael D. Wilson Fellows Program is Anna Soule of Kingfield

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington Undergraduate Research Council recently named nine UMF students to its prestigious Fall 2012 Michael D. Wilson Scholars and Fellows Program. More...

MSAD #58 discusses pre-K program

STRONG — Pursuing pre-K education at MSAD #58 has received substantial support, leaving the district asking questions as to whether it’s feasible for the district.  More...