February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

ACO equipment, shelter costs discussed in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips Town Manager Elaine Hubbard presented the Board of Selectmen with a letter she had composed concerning an increase to the fee assessed to the town by the Franklin County Animal Shelter. More...

Lack of storm not lack of snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — After preparing for a massive snow storm weather forecasters said would bring up to 18 inches of snow overnight, Franklin County woke up Feb. 15 to little more than a dusting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

A new music season is upon us - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts and the Farmington Historical Society launch its season this week at North Church with FullSet from Ireland

Franklin County will be host to several top level touring bands in 2015 with North Church at the hub of the activity. It all starts this week with one of Ireland’s top traditional touring bands. More...

JG & Little Malcolm to perform at the CV Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Music fills the air Saturday, Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center. More...

Local artists in USM Area Artists biennial

LEWISTON — The Atrium Art Gallery at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College presents the work of 93 artists from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties in the biennial exhibition “Area Artists 2015” con More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce L. Chick

1939-2015 — Her biggest passion in life was her family

LEWISTON — Joyce L. Chick, 75, of Strong, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston surrounded by her loving family. More...

Vera Kencis

1921-2015 — She was fluent in four languages and was an accomplished artist

FARMINGTON — Vera Kencis, 93, of Rangeley, died Saturday morning, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation.  She was born Vera Assur on Feb. 27, 1921, in Riga, Latvia. More...

Darlene M. Phillips

1968-2015 — She liked spending time with her family

CHESTERVILLE — Darlene Marie Phillips, 47, of Chesterville, passed away Feb. 7, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf to host first ever Fat Tire Festival

Festival presented by Sugarloaf, supported by Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With the ever-growing popularity of mountain biking in the Carrabassett Valley area, Sugarloaf will host the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival, April 3 to 5, the resort announced recently. More...

Karl’s Kids Ski Day at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The eighth annual Karl’s Kids Ski Day fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at Sugarloaf. More...

Seniors honored at final home game

Mt. Abram Basketball

Roadrunner basketball seniors and their parents were recognized at their final home games Feb. 4 and 5. The players will graduate with the Class of 2015, Friday, June 5.  (Dee Menear and Heidi Murphy photos)   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Presidents’ Day was Monday, Feb. 16  Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.  —Ulysses S. Grant  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

WHOZIT CORRECTION

Whozit misidentified   In the Feb. 11, 2015 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Whozit on Page 4, the answer (on Page 21) was Mike Savage.   More...

Preschool article added to MSAD #58 warrant

SALEM — MSAD #58 Superintendent Erica Brouillet made a presentation to the School Board regarding findings related to implementing a preschool program into the district. More...

Tasty way to learn

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School first grade students made Valentine’s Day cookies last week. More...

Strong set for Town Meeting

STRONG — Selectmen in the Town of Strong worked on finalizing a few warrant articles during their meeting Feb. 10. The board announced a special selectmen’s meeting to be held Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. for the purpose of signing the warrant. More...

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Legislative Update

2015 Unclaimed Property List now available More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

MCRMC final report includes replacing TRICARE, increased SBP premium and restructured retirement   More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting our scholarship fund

The Kingfield American Legion Post 61 would like to thank the community members who contributed to the “bottle fund” to benefit our scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating their returnable cans and/or bottles to the Legion c More...

Thank you so much

Thank you for all the good wishes and the beautiful retirement party!  Most of all, thank you for the friendships and beautiful memories.  Doris Stone Kingfield   More...

Thanks for your support

We want to thank you all so very much for your support during my surgery.  We appreciate the cards, letters, flowers and meals. Thank you for your prayers and for being a wonderful community. More...

Community & Local News

Stress reduction program starts in March

Participants will learn to apply mindfulness practice to stressors

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital is once again offering its intensive nine-session stress reduction program that is designed to teach participants scientifically proven practical skills to reduce stress and improve overall health and hap More...

Ecumenical supper planned, March 1

RANGELEY — The annual ecumenical soup/bread/desserts supper will be held Sunday, March 1 at the Episcopal Church Undercroft, 2614 Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m.  There will be soups, with bread and/or crackers from each of the 4 churches, a More...

Free workshop for adults going to college

SOUTH PARIS — Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop for adults 19 years of age and older sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center.  The workshop will be held at the Western M More...

News from our Schools

PES learns healthy eating, cooking skills

PHILLIPS — Students in Dawn Maceda’s fourth grade class took part in Cooking Matters, a class dedicated to teaching healthy eating habits to Franklin County residents.  More...

Power of Positive Students

Michael Wallace, 11, of Kingfield is the first recipient of the Power of Positive Students award at Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Students compete in county bee

STRONG — Students from MSAD 58, RSU 9, RSU 73, RSU 78 and Flagstaff RSU competed in the Franklin County Spelling Bee Feb. 10 at Strong Elementary School. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. More...

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...

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...