July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee to research options for Kingfield school

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield school exploration committee held the first official meeting July 25. In unanimous votes, the eight members present elected Merv Wilson Chair, Heather Moody Vice-Chair and Robin Konieczko secretary.  More...

CV awards bid to rehab tennis court

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bids were awarded for two town projects during the selectmen’s meeting July 25.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Isabeau & the Gold Diggers to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Isabeau and the Gold Diggers at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Thursday, Aug. More...

Misfits to perform August 3

STRONG — It’s time for the Misfits annual performance. The Misfits, a community drama group, will perform, “What a Difference an ‘A’ Makes,” an original play written and directed by Beverly Knapp, Saturday, Aug. More...

Thayden Farrington to exhibit photographs

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thayden Farrington of Industry is exhibiting his photography at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center through the end of August.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth E. Caton

1931-2013 —- She enjoyed spending time with family

FARMINGTON — Ruth Ellicott Caton, 81, passed away, following a short illness, at the Hospice House in Auburn July 28, 2013 where she had been a patient for the past 10 days. More...

George Theodore Pillsbury

1933-2013 — He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed hunting

FARMINGTON — George Theodore Pillsbury, 79, of 300 Whittier Road, Farmington departed for his heavenly home Monday, July 22, 2013, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. More...

Edward R. Squibb III

1924-2013 — He loved playing tennis, working on his antique cars and reading

KINGFIELD — Edward R. Squibb III died peacefully July 26, 2013 at home with members of his family by his side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Thirty-third logging festival a hit

RANGELEY — Blue skies and warm weather brought hundreds out for the 33rd Rangeley Logging Festival. More...

More Logging Fest Photos

The Lady Beaverjacks, a female team sponsored by Stihl, compete in the Woodsman Competition for the first time in Rangeley. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Rangeley chamber golf classic planned

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce 20th annual Golf Classic will be held at Mingo Springs Golf Course Wednesday, Aug. 21 (the rain date is Thursday, Aug. 22).  The format is a four-person team scramble with a 1 p.m. More...

AT hiker missing in mountains - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine “Gerry” Largay has been missing since July 22 when she failed to meet her husband in Wyman Township. Maine game wardens asked for help in locating her July 25. More...

PHILLIPS OLD HOME DAYS HONORED COUPLE - Free Access

Nana and Kermit Haines

PHILLIPS — Nana and Kermit Haines married 38 years ago June 12, 1975. They started with nine children between the two of them, and two other children lived with them as well. More...

Tolman returns to Kingfield as treasurer

KINGFIELD — The new treasurer/ deputy clerk at the Kingfield town office, Raylene Tolman of Strong, is no stranger to the town. Tolman is a former branch manager of the Franklin- Somerset Credit Union. More...

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How to help Lac-Mégantic

I am sure all of you have read about or seen coverage of the recent tragic events in Lac- Mégantic Quebec. The events involved the derailment and explosion of numerous train cars carrying oil. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the furthest you have traveled from home? Why did you travel there?

Rob MacMichael (pictured with Awesome), New Portland: “I went to Australia with a guy who is now my brother-in-law. We just hung out and stayed a while.” More...

Letters

Carrabassett Fourth of July thank you

On behalf of the Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department, I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their time and efforts resulting in a fun-filled day and well organized celebration:  More...

Lexington/Highland Historical Society thanks you

I would like to thank Buster and Judy Pinkham of the Happy Horseshoe Camp Ground for the use of their facilities for the Lexington/Highland Historical Society fund raising efforts July 13.  More...

Thanks from the mud football association

A big thank-you to so many people and businesses who helped with mud football.  Thanks go to: Poland Spring for their generous donation, Trantens Too, Jamie Phelps with Trantens, Budweiser, Travis Roderick for the tractor and tiller, Bob Moore, More...

Community & Local News

Embden Community Center events

EMBDEN — A spokesperson for the Embden Community Center recently announced a BBQ and a craft fair, flea market and bake sale coming up.  Saturday, Aug. More...

Local DJ to debut at Phillips Community Center

PHILLIPS — At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, the Phillips Area Community Center will open its doors for a musical event geared toward young people ages 15 and up. More...

CORRECTION

Different owner   In the Kingfield Festival Days supplement in the July 17, 2013 issue of the Original Irregular, in the photo caption “Sprucing up the place” on Page 8A, the building is currently owned by New England Wire Products. 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

I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things I haven’t.  —Lucille Ball  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Tyler Bennett Demshar  Born: July 24, 2013 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz. Length: 19.25 inches   More...