January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FMH welcomes first baby of 2014

Baby girl was born at 12:10 p.m. January 1

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014, Della Joy Kangas. Dr. Jacques Belair of Franklin Health Women’s Care attended the birth of Della, a 6 pound, 11 ounce baby girl who was born at 12:10 p.m. Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

RFA receives grant

Grant will help continue a joint pilot program with the Rangeley school providing instrumental instruction

RANGELEY — The Maine Community Foundation, recently awarded $1,500 to the Rangeley Friends of the Arts to help fill a 10-year community void of no instrumental instruction in the Rangeley school. More...

Phillips’ Celtic concert series sponsors sought

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center is looking for sponsors to help continue its Celtic Concert series. “This is part of our annual Leaders of the PACC drive,” says PACC Treasurer Pam Matthews.  More...

Acts being sought

PHILLIPS — Acts are being sought for a Vaudevilletype variety show to be held at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday, March 8.  The show would be a replay of the “Phillips Follies,” held two years ago to rave reviews. More...

Letters

Happy New Year!

I want to acknowledge Dave LaBelle’s “thank-you” letter in the last issue of the Irregular (Jan. 1, 2013, Page 3).  He thanked CSM Real Estate for the Christmas stocking he received and I’m so glad he enjoyed it. More...

Too many hoops to jump through

There’s a conglomeration of subjects that have piled up since last I wrote.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Special Olympics Winter Games come to Sugarloaf

The 2014 Special Olympics Maine Winter Games will be held at Sugarloaf, Jan. 26 to 28.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Everyone is getting excited for Sochi 2014; but before those games happen, there is some winter Olympic competition happening right here in Maine.  The 2014 Special Olympics Maine Winter Games will be held at Sugarloa More...

COMING THROUGH

Mt. Abram’s Jake Davenport brings the ball down court early in Saturday’s game against Boothbay Harbor (5-1). The Seahawks flew away with the win 76- 34. More...

Rylee McCormack wins Bill Bousum GS

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Rylee McCormack, an eighth grade student and alpine ski racer at Carrabassett Valley Academy, won the overall first place women’s title in the Bill Bousum Giant Slalom at Sugarloaf Sunday, Dec. 29.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When you find yourself in a rut, sand down the edges and get back in the groove. —Anonymous If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Winter Salads

Salads can be served alone or alongside a More...

Kingfield parking, plowing resolved downtown

KINGFIELD — Selectmen held a meeting Dec. 30 to discuss plowing and parking off of Main Street. Diane Keoski has offered public parking behind Grand Central Station in exchange for plowing. Plowing along Mill Street was also discussed.  More...

A cold, snowy December

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis says December 2013 was one of the coldest on record. “There were 10 days when the temperature dipped below freezing. Dec. More...

Transfer station operation agreement, budget discussed

KINGFIELD — Board members of the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station met Dec. 30 to discuss an operation agreement between the two towns and a contract for the salvage contractor.  More...

Local woman in fatal accident

NEW VINEYARD — Monday afternoon a Kingfield woman was killed when her vehicle was struck head on by another vehicle on Route 27.  More...

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Franklin County Sheriff’s 2013 wrap-up

When I was a Police Chief, I always ended the year with a report that highlighted the activities of the department to include achievements as well as failures. More...

UT citizens should get their ‘voice’ back

Over the next few months, Maine lawmakers will have the opportunity to finish important work they started last year. More...

Community & Local News

Sailor from Phillips promoted

PHILLIPS — EM1 (SW/AW) Jack Merrigan has accomplished a lot during the eight years he has been in the U.S. Navy. Recently he was promoted from Petty Officer Second Class to Petty Officer First Class on his first attempt. More...

FMH Occupational Health Services moving

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Services will begin seeing its patients on the second floor of the Mt. More...

Senator Saviello to speak at sportsmen’s club

OQUOSSOC — Thursday, Jan. More...

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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...