April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fires destroy Eustis camp, New Portland house and garage

EUSTIS — Fires Saturday destroyed a camp in Eustis and a home and garage in New Portland, keeping firefighters busy for hours.  No one was injured in either blaze. More...

FD vehicle purchase moves forward

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The selectmen’s Monday, March 25 meeting was held at Carrabassett Valley’s Town Office. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tannahill Weavers come to Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present the Tannahill Weavers at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 10 and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, April 11. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

New exhibition opens

NEW PORTLAND — The exhibition “Seeing & Celebrating the Extraordinary... in the Seemingly Ordinary” will be showing April 7 to June 30 at the New Portland Community Library. The exhibit comprises works by Christine J. More...

Kingfield hosts First Friday Artwalk - Free Access

Kingfield First Friday Art Walk

KINGFIELD — Friday, April 5 Kingfield galleries, shops and museums are hosting a First Friday Artwalk. Doors open at 5 p.m. and stay open until 8 p.m. This funfilled event is all free of charge. More...

Community & Local News

Toothaker Pond Ice Out Contest underway

PHILLIPS — The third annual Toothaker Pond Ice Out Contest is officially open.  The public is invited to register its prediction(s) for $2 a ticket. Tickets are available at Phillips Hardware, 5K Pizza and Camden National Bank. More...

Family Fun Days planning in motion

STRATTON — Flagstaff Area Business Association’s Family Fun Days planning committee met Tuesday, March 27 at Mountain View Motel to discuss this year’s event to be held Friday to Sunday, June 28 to 30.  This year’s parade More...

‘Gee Bees’ program topic

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for April will be the Gee Bees, 1930’s racing planes by Granville brothers presented by Ken Ingalls.  The meeting will be held at the Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Roa More...

News from our Schools

“The Sword Called Excalibur” performed by KES students

Many more photos can be found on The Original Irregular Facebook page and in our Photo Galleries on www.theirregular.com   More...

MSAD #58 top speakers face off

SALEM — The annual district public speaking event for fifth through eighth graders in MSAD #58 was held Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School.  More...

District Art Show slated

SALEM — MSAD #58’s annual District Art Show will be held at Mt. Abram High School May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A classic is something everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.  —Mark Twain  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Enjoy the Fresh Asparagus!

April and asparagus are synonymous in my kitchen More...

MSAD# 58: Drivers’ Ed to be cut

Director of Adult & Community Education says it is difficult to do what is expected in 20 hours

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board met at Mt. Abram High School Thursday, March 28, discussing why driver education will not be offered and considering suggestions made by the teachers’ association among other things.  More...

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Luke Holman of Kingfield checks on what the Easter Bunny has put inside his eggs at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt provided by the Kingfield Recreation Department at the Kingfield Town Park. More...

Camden National closing Stratton, Phillips branches

STRATTON/PHILLIPS — Camden National Bank has notified the public that both its Stratton and Phillips branch locations will close.  The two towns have expressed concerns about what this will do to the local economies. More...

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Free societies do not bypass democratic principles

Thursday, March 28, a bunch of us “Unorganized” citizens made our way down to Augusta to be part of a hearing on LD #616 (regarding the expedited permitting of parts of the Territory for wind facilities).  More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

The Vietnam Wall  A friend sent me the below site a while back. I thought that some may be interested in it.  It can be emotional to those who lost comrades, friends, or family members there —so take care.  More...

Letters

It is up to us to help and speak for animals

As an animal lover, the recent seizure of almost 100 animals from a home in Wilton makes me upset and sad. More...

Do you know Stephen Malieswski?

Stephen is our granddaughter Kimberly’s father. More...

Thank you from Giving Tree of Rangeley

As the Giving Tree of Rangeley looks back on the 2012 season of giving and forward to the 2013 activities ahead, we would like to express our gratitude to a number of people and organizations.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ten teams romp in the snow

Snow Softball Tournament 2013

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Bag won the 26th annual Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament at the Carrabassett Valley Town Park Tuesday, March 26. The tournament is an annual event that raises money for the Special Olympics Maine.  More...

The Bag bags the big one

The Sugarloaf Locals Race Series champion team is the Bag. More...

‘Try Scuba’ class offered

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness & Recreation Center is sponsoring a “Try Scuba” class Tuesday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the FRC.  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...