October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Skowhegan Bank officially opens

KINGFIELD — Bank and town officers as well as tellers at the new Kingfield branch of Skowhegan Savings Bank cut a ribbon signifying the official opening Monday.  More...

Stratton talks curriculum, website upgrade

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff RSU School Board discussed tuition, buses and field trips during the Oct. 3 meeting. “We have been the victim of serious transportation issues. More...

Arts & Entertainment

River Reflections at Schoolhouse Gallery

KINGFIELD — There is to be a new photographic exhibit titled “River Reflections — Maine Woods Mirror” opening at the Schoolhouse Gallery Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., during the Kingfield Friday Artwalk.  More...

‘Confessions of a Mormon Boy’ comes to UMF

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus will present Steven Fales in a one-night-only performance of his powerful solo show “Confessions of a Mormon Boy.” The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

First Artwalk of the season to ‘Paint Kingfield Purple’

KINGFIELD — This Friday Kingfield Friday Artwalk joins with Safe Voices of Farmington to host an Artwalk that promises to “Paint Kingfield Purple.” From 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gary Gene Fitch

1955-2013 — He was an avid outdoorsman

AUBURN — Gary Gene Fitch, 58, of Plaisted Road, Jay, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Hospice House. He was born in Farmington, Aug. More...

Sheila D. Haley

1943-2013 — She loved a good joke, family times, knitting and baking

Farmington — Sheila D. Haley, 70, of Rangeley went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at the Sandy River Nursing home where she was lovingly cared for during the last year. More...

William A. Paradis

1921-2013 — He will be remembered for his extraordinary sense of humor

FARMINGTON — William Albert Paradis, 92, of Farmington, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mighty Mel gets her Moose

Melanie Meldrum of Kingfield stands by the moose she shot Sept. 24 in the Allagash. The animal weighed 891 pounds and has a 13-point rack, which Meldrum will have mounted. More...

Roadrunners’ manager dedicated to team

Mt. Abram Soccer

SALEM — Mt. Abram junior Quinn Sharkey made a decision to continue being a part of the soccer team after developing a medical condition that made sprinting and running unsafe for him. More...

Mt. Abram Homecoming this weekend

Friday, Oct. 11 MTA Boys Home vs Spruce Mtn.* JV 4 p.m.  Varsity 6 p.m. *Gate fee applies $2/person   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Columbus Day is Monday  One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.  —André Gide   More...

Southwestern Flair!

It seems like the U.S. southwest has More...

Sugarloaf invests $2.9 million in off-season improvements - Free Access

Upgrades include 150 new low-energy snowguns, expanded terrain, new 30-person outdoor hot tub and new website

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After last year’s record-breaking winter set alltime records for skier-visits and revenue, Sugarloaf embarked on nearly $3 million in capital investment this summer, including new snowmaking technology, continued ter More...

New terrain opened on Backside Snowfields - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Expert skiers and riders at Sugarloaf will have new in-bounds terrain to explore on the Backside Snowfields this season, thanks to a land deal with Plum Creek Timber Company that will allow the resort to open a patch of te More...

Avon discusses hall rental, jail

AVON — Selectmen discussed finalizing a town hall rental agreement they have been working on at their regular Oct. 1 meeting. More...

Op-Ed

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Lovely Lupine linger

Lovely lupine, don’t you know it’s fall? Seen in Rangeley on a lovely fall day (Saturday, Oct. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are your thoughts on restructuring of schools and/or the district?

Mavis Henderson of Phillips: “Schools need to get back to the basics. Give the schools back to the community.” More...

Letters

God bless the people of Lac-Mégantic

I’d like to thank the Irregular for printing the articles and letter from Lloyd Cuttler in the Oct. 2 issue in regards to our Lac-Mégantic golf visit.  More...

Words are inadequate

What words are there to say “Thank you” to all who were so generous when I had an accident June 28?  How can one thank the “special” people who helped? Especially my HERO, Daniel Koenig! More...

Community & Local News

Coalition releases flu shot schedule

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Flu shots will soon be available from the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County. Starting Oct. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Four Seasons Café on Main Street from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

TGIF fellowship, potluck dinner set

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting a TGIF Fellowship and Potluck dinner Friday evening, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.  “Everyone is welcome to join us,” said spokesperson Crystal Fitch. More...

News from our Schools

Student council chief executives elected

PHILLIPS — Student Council elections for President and Vice President were held recently at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

Youth fitness, nutrition program offered

RANGELEY — The CIA —Rangeley Children In Action— an after school program for grades K to 5 is being offered at the Rangeley Fitness Center, 25 Dallas Hill Road. 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...

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...