April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

McCormack named to national training group - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Rylee McCormack, daughter of Jim and Jen McCormack, has been named to the United States Ski Association’s National Training Group. More...

Strong ball park committee formed

STRONG — Scott Luce requested $300 for each of the town’s two Little League baseball teams from the Strong Board of Selectmen during the April 22 meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Anni Clark to perform - Free Access

“Stan & Dan,” Stan Keach & Dan Simons, will open for Clark

FARMINGTON — Anni Clark, a Maine favorite singer/songwriter, will be playing her first concert in Farmington in many years Saturday, May 10, at Nordica Auditorium. More...

UMF CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE 150 YEARS

UMF celebrates its story with “Farmington Voices: Our Stories through Letters, Song and Performance,” May 1 to 2

FARMINGTON — In celebration of the rich heritage of individuals whose contributions over 150 years have made UMF the singular place it is today, the University of Maine at Farmington presents “Farmington Voices: Our Stories through Letter More...

Luanne and Alex Wrenn exhibit at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery has as its “Artists of the Month” Luann and Alex Wrenn of Wilton. An Open House Reception to introduce their work will be held Friday, May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA post-season results roundup showcase a stellar year on the slopes - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy recently released a roundup of its student-athletes’ qualifications/results from the 2013-2014 season. More...

Canoeing the Carrabassett

A paddler braves the cold waters of the Carrabassett River April 26. The river is flowing rapidly due to recent snow melt, run off and rain. More...

Fourth annual Fun River Paddle May 4

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is holding its annual Canoe/Kayak Race and Fun Paddle Sunday, May 4, on the Sandy River. 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. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.  —Thomas Paine  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I recently found myself wondering whatever happened to the talented Jan Royall of Kingfield who I had done so many stories on over the years. More...

Police seize pills, pot in local bust

“This is the largest drug bust in Franklin County.” Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols  More...

Valley zoning change moves Sugarbowl forward

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A dozen Carrabassett Valley officials and residents attended a Special Town Meeting April 21 to vote on a zoning ordinance change and land easement. More...

New plan for bike trail work in Carrabassett

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — During the April 21 Board of Selectmen’s meeting in Carrabassett Valley, selectmen agreed to purchase two nearly new 40-yard roll-off containers for recycling at Snowbrook Condominiums. More...

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Legislative Update

Maine unemployment rate drops below six percent   More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA Care, TRICARE and Obamacare   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Milton G. Simmons

Graveside Service

Graveside services with Military Honors for Milton G. Simmons, of Kingfield, who died Jan. 13, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. More...

Community & Local News

USPS food drive returns

KINGFIELD — Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger across America. More...

Raised-bed gardening class offered

SKOWHEGAN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a six-class workshop on building, planting, maintaining and harvesting square-foot gardens in raised beds and containers.  More...

Franklin County Adult Ed has moved

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Adult Education Program has moved to its new location, as announced by Director Ray Therrien. The program is now located in two separate side-by-side buildings adjacent to the Foster Tech Center on the Mt. More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield students learn about the past

Story & Photos By Heidi Murphy   KINGFIELD – Kathy Houston’s fourth grade students at Kingfield Elementary School have been busy interviewing Kingfield senior citizens in anticipation of the Kingfield Bicentennial in 2016.  More...

Mt. Abram High School Spring & Graduation Events

 SENIOR HONORS ASSEMBLY   May 2 at 2:10 — Senior Honors Assembly in the high school cafeteria. Presentation of the DAR Award, Honor Seniors, Valedictorian and Salutatorian.   MVC HONOR’S BANQUET   More...

SCHOOL CORRECTION

Wrong child   In the April 26, 2014 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article “A visit to the Meldrum’s Sugar Shack” on Page 17, the center top photo is Catelyn Holt.   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...