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The Original Irregular’s Year in Review • 2013 - Free Access

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WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Summer in the western mountains was well underway with the usual slate of events and festivals. But a disaster over the border in Canada to which many local fire departments responded added a somber note. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artwalk returns to Kingfield Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Artwalk returns this Friday throughout the downtown, from 5 to 8 p.m. for art, music and refreshments. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Jan. 11, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Square, round dance

WILTON — The Friendship Squares will host a Square and Round Dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Cushing School.  The dance will be Mainstream/Mainstream plus. The caller will be Walt Bull. Carol Arsenault will be the cuer. More...

Letters

Thank you for my Christmas stocking

A big thank-you to the ladies at CSM for the Christmas stocking and blanket.  The shaving cream was my favorite —I love Old Spice. And the picture of the dog on the blanket made me smile. More...

Thank you for a great visit

The Residents of Shadagee Apartments would like to send a special thank you to all the girls from Phillips School’s Girls’ Talk program, along with their teachers and mentors for their recent visit.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snowshoe Shuffle kicks off Summit - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Pink was the color to wear as participants gathered together for the second annual Snowshoe Shuffle at the Carrabassett Outdoor Center Dec. 30. More...

Lady Roadrunner update

Recent upsets do not keep the Lady Roadrunners from playing hard. Neither does it keep fans from filling the seats. The Mt. Abram varsity girls have dropped to 16 in the heal point standings with one win and six losses. More...

Mt. Abram boys lose heartbreaker to Lisbon in OT, 57-62

SALEM - The Mt. Abram varsity boys took the lead early when they hosted Lisbon last Friday, Dec. 27.  The Roadrunners were hitting their stride and held on to the lead going into the final quarter. 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

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Years Day is Wednesday, Jan. 1  Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  —Benjamin Franklin   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Delilah Madison White Born: Dec. 16, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz. Length: 20½ inches   More...

Robinson resigns, new sextant sought

KINGFIELD — Selectmen met Dec. 16 for a regular meeting. They closed the Casey Bowden hay lease by formally signing the contract. There were some changes to the wording that includes Bowden being responsible for keeping the field edges clear. More...

Passing vehicle’s roof ice shatters windshield

KINGFIELD — A woman’s windshield was struck and shattered Christmas Eve when ice dislodged from the roof of a passing vehicle and struck her vehicle.  More...

Skiers, snowmobilers get fresh snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — A few inches of snow fell in parts of the region the night of Dec. More...

Nominations available

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Some towns which hold town meetings in March have announced that nomination papers are available for upcoming vacant and end-of-term seats.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Frary as Karnak

The professor makes some predictions

“We need a national debate...” is one of the silliest and most annoying phrases now in circulation. First, it’s usually a pretext for a national lecture by liberals posing as moderates. Second, it’s an invitation to futility. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What news event of 2013 has stuck out for you this year?

Hannah Fournier of Carrabassett Valley: “The bombing in Russia this last weekend.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grazia A. Hemore Bangs

1927-2013 — ‘She was an absolutely awesome, amazing, wonderful person’

PHILLIPS — Grazia Adelia Hemore Bangs, 86, who lived in Phillips for more than 62 years, died from complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington.  More...

Community & Local News

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERENADE

Girls from Phillips School’s Girls’ Talk program, along with their teachers and mentors, sing to the Residents of Shadagee Apartments at a recent visit. More...

Lobby Lounge open, dinner served

KINGFIELD — The Herbert Grand Hotel is offering a new mix for locals and winter sports enthusiasts alike. The Lobby Lounge is now open Friday and Saturday evenings. The evening of Dec. 27 kicked off the après ski social event. More...

Kingfield Bicentennial logo contest extended

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Bicentennial committee has extended the deadline for its logo contest for the 2016 year-long celebration of the town’s 200th birthday.  More...

News from our Schools

Music celebration at KES

KINGFIELD — Voices and music filled the gymnasium at Kingfield Elementary School Dec. 10 for a Winter Music Celebration presented by middle school students. More...

Festive music in Phillips

The annual Christmas Chorus was performed at the Phillips Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 18. Kindergarten through fourth grade students and their teachers sang a number of all-time favorites. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

ASVAB REVIEW   For students who took the ASVAB’s, the review will be Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 14 and 16 at 1 p.m. in the library. This will be a 90-minute session. Students will be given the exact date to attend.   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...