October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Transfer station disposal fees set

KINGFIELD — Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station board members met Sept. 23 to discuss commercial hauling and the new disposal fees. While commercial haulers were invited to this meeting none were present. More...

Firefighters, rangers squash underground fire near Rangeley

SEVEN PONDS TOWNSHIP — Firefighters from several towns and forest rangers fought a woods fire Saturday, Sept. 21, on Cow Ridge, north of Rangeley in Franklin County.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

October artwalk to paint Kingfield purple - Free Access

KINGFIELD — October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Kingfield Friday Artwalk has teamed up with Safe Voices to host Kingfield Safe Voices Artwalk Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Kingfield. More...

Jez Lowe, James Keelaghan to perform at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present folk legends Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan at Skye Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 9. Curtain is at 7 p.m. More...

Celtic revival in Strong

STRONG — The Sky Family Celtic Revival, the Gospel in blazing Irish dance and fiddles will be held at the Forster Memorial Building on Main Street Oct. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. The group is from PEI. A Love offering will be taken.   More...

Letters

Lac-Mégantic... A day to get away and enjoy

Ever since the tragedy that occurred in Lac- Mégantic this summer, we have all wrestled with the thought of “What can we do to help?” Thousands of dollars in donations were sent north of our border in hopes it would help those most in nee More...

Thank you Poland Spring for supporting our projects

The ladies of the Community of Christian Women of Phillips (area) want to express their appreciation to Poland Spring Bottling Co. More...

What a great view at ‘Quill Hill’

What a surprise this weekend to discover that the drive up to Quill Hill had taken on a new “view.”  We have been riding to the top of Quill Hill for a number of years when we are at our home-away-from-home in Eustis, sometimes by AT More...

Community & Local News

Camden National appreciated - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS thanks Camden National Bank, its lead sponsor, for its generous donations and extensive support over the past 11 years. Camden National Bank was instrumental in founding and then in sustaining the Kingfield POPS. More...

CORRECTION

Different date   In the Sept. 25, 2013 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article “Crafters, artisans wanted” on Page 5, the Stratton PTC Christmas Craft Fair will be held Nov. 23.   More...

‘Bingo Friends’ returns

RANGELEY — Those “crazy ladies,” Pat, Anita and Mary will welcome back “Bingo Friends” Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Townhouse at 14 School Street.  There will be hugs, prizes and goodies. More...

News from our Schools

MTA receives high placement - Free Access

  Mt. Abram was recently ranked 13th of Maine high schools in a U.S. News and World Report study. The study looks at the performance of an economically disadvantaged school and the number of advance placement students. More...

Patriotic ceremony held at Phillips school

PHILLIPS — One of the first events of a new school year at the Phillips Elementary School is the special Flag Raising Ceremony held on 9-11.  More...

Phillips eighth graders presenters at AG Day

PHILLIPS — Students in Tom Piekart’s eighth grade science class were presenters at the 173rd Farmington Fair on Ag Day, a day of special events designed to give local school children a chance to experience various aspects of agriculture i More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Tuitioning out students discussed

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM — At the Sept. 26 MSAD #58 school board meeting, Brenda Stevens announced that newly appointed school board director Alan Smith from Strong has stepped down from the board because of family matters. More...

Kingfield revitalization updates presented

KINGFIELD — An informative public forum was held Sept. 26 regarding the future design of Kingfield roads, downtown and sidewalks.  More...

DuBois new Strong clerk

STRONG — Strong selectmen recently hired Betsy DuBois for the town clerk position which opened when Raylene Tolman went to work for the town of Kingfield. DuBois began working at the town office Aug. 26 and is enjoying her new position. More...

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Legislative Update

Tax increases went into effect Tuesday   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What quirk or habit does the person sitting next to you possess that drives you crazy?

Marie Hinckley of Avon: “He harasses phone callers if they don’t answer after he says hello three times. It is embarrassing.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lori Beth Daubenberger

1961-2013 — She had a passion for reading, enjoyed listening to music, attending concerts and had a heartfelt love for animals

NEW PORTLAND — Lori Beth Daubenberger, 52, of New Portland, passed away unexpectedly at her home Sept. 23, 2013.  More...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ V. Presby

1947-2013 — She enjoyed gardening, bird watching and going for car rides

PORTLAND — Elizabeth “Betty” Viola Makinen Presby, 66, of New Vineyard died on Sept. 24, 2013 at Maine Medical Center in Portland due to kidney failure. More...

Albert F. Webber

1926-2013 — He was very kind and had an unfailing sense of humor which never left him

Albert F. Webber, 86, of Fort Myers FL, formerly of Carrabassett Valley, died peacefully Sept. 24 2013. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Riders organize dirt bike event

Organized by Tim Norton and Birch Royal, the first annual Western Mountain Moto took place Sept. 28. More...

Mt. Abram Varsity boys earn two more wins

SALEM -- The Mt. Abram Varsity boys netted two more wins last week in MVC Class C action, bringing their record to a solid 6-2, placing them fifth behind four undefeated teams (MCHS, St. More...

Local teams scrimmage

SALEM — Mt. Abram high School JV ladies hosted Carrabassett Valley Academy for a five-on-five scrimmage Sept. 28.  The five players on the CVA team were on the field continuously during the four-quarter game. 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

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.  —General George Patten  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!

Benjamin Morrison Deely Born: Sept. 23, 2013 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs., 10 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...