March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Road account in danger of overdraft

STRONG — Elected to office at the Town Meeting just days before, Rodney Cook and Dick Worthley were welcomed to the Strong Board of Selectmen during the March 10 board meeting. More...

Stratton buses outfitted with cameras

EUSTIS — During a regular school board meeting held March 3, Flagstaff RSU Superintendent Michael Shea told directors that cameras had been installed on two of the department’s buses. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gawler Family comes to Old South - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present The Gawler Family at Old South Church Thursday, March 26. Curtain is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session will be held one hour prior to curtain. More...

Hypnotist takes stage in Kingfield

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — “Get Hypnotized” featuring master hypnotist Peter Gross lands at Kingfield Elementary School Saturday, April 11. This event is a fundraiser for the Kingfield Bicentennial.  A spaghetti dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

KES invites you to Oliver Twist

KINGFIELD — The children of Kingfield Elementary School cordially invite the public to their production of Oliver Twist Friday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingfield Elementary School.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazen W. Morton

1919-2016 — He started several businesses in Rangeley family continues to operate

Hazen W. (Ben) Morton, 95, of Rangeley passed away after a short period of declining health Saturday morning, March 7, 2015, at his home with family by his side.  More...

Ricky Pinkham

1956-2015 — His smile and laugh were unforgettable

PHILLIPS — Ricky Kendall Pinkham, 58, of Phillips, passed away peacefully March 9, 2015 at his home with his family by his side after a difficult, hard fought battle with cancer. More...

Rodney A. Barker

December 29, 1964-Eternity — He leaves many empty hearts & sorrowful souls, for a time

FARMINGTON — Rodney “Chubba” Aaron Barker, 50, was called to his eternal home March 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram Winter Sports Awards held

SALEM — Last week, members of Mt. Abram High School’s ski and basketball teams gathered in the cafeteria for an ice cream social, hosted by the Boosters, and followed by an awards ceremony. More...

Vonn, Shiffrin lead pack at U.S. Alpine Championships, March 25-29

US Alpine Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On the heels of a big win in France earlier this week, Lindsey Vonn will set her sights on Maine and another national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, March 25 to 29.  More...

SPORTS CORRECTION

In the March 11, 2015 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article “Sugarloaf’s fabled Narrow Gauge Trail and the 1971 World Cup” on Page 11 and continuing on Page 13, the first sentence of the last paragraph was incorrect. 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...

Morse eager to compete at home

U.S. Alpine Championships • March 25-29

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “I’m super excited for NORAM Finals and U.S. Nationals coming to Sugarloaf. There is nothing better than competing in front of the home crowd,” stated Sam Morse. More...

Carrabassett Valley voters name new pool after Wright

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It took close to 100 Carrabassett Valley voters 70 minutes to overwhelmingly pass all 62 warrant articles during the March 11 Annual Town Meeting. More...

Contract discussions on next agenda

SALEM — In the March 11, 2015 edition of The Original Irregular in a Page one story titled “MTA students participate in Town Meeting,” it was reported that Superintendent Erica Brouillet remarked on teacher contract negotiations, &l More...

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Legislative Update

Maine marks 195 Years as an Independent State   March 15, Maine marked 195 years as one of the United States of America.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which cartoon character do you think you most resemble?

India Coolong, 12, of Kingfield: “Eeyore.” More...

Letters

Thank you for a heartwarming concert

The Kingfield Senior Citizens wish to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the grade five string instrument students from Kingfield Elementary School and to the band students from MSAD #58 for their heartwarming musical performances   March 10 at Web More...

Thanks for supporting this worthy cause

We are sending a huge thank you to all who made the Rangeley Ecumenical soup supper for fuel assistance such a wonderful success. More...

Community & Local News

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Friday, March 27 at Moose Loop Café from 7 to 9 a.m.  This establishment has limited seating; reservations are recommended. More...

Easter program on tap

FARMINGTON — “Lamb of God, King of Glory,” is the name of a unique Easter program to be presented by the New Hope Baptist Church, 168 Perham Street Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.  More...

Commandery Easter Service

EAST WILTON — Pilgrim Commandery #19 Knights Templar will hold its annual Easter Service and breakfast at the Farmington/Wilton Masonic Hall on the Bryant Road.   The Service is Sunday morning April 5 at 7:30. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton students ski Sugarloaf

Stratton School students in grades 1 to 8 prepare to travel to Sugarloaf for the annual ski/skate program. More...

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its second trimester honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its second trimester honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.  — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Tyler Robert Dow Born: February 11, 2015 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...