September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Author recounts ‘Tales from the Maine Woods’

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library hosted an evening of storytelling by Maine author and storyteller Steve Pinkham. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON — Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, a dynamic vocal and percussion ensemble will be performing original and world music on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium, located in Merrill Hall on Main Street.  More...

Author Gary Priest book signing at OSHM

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — Author and local historian Gary Priest will be featured at a book signing at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Contra dance planned

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

Letters

Thanks for all your assistance

We would like to thank Chris Parks for trimming the trees so our school buses don’t get scratched.  We would also like to thank Audrey Parks for letting us borrow her husband, and Miss Clara for waiting until the tree trimming was done. More...

Mystified Sugarloafer

As a Sugarloafer for 61 years I thought I was pretty well versed on the skiing industry, but now I’m mystified. Does Saddleback’s “double quad” have a capacity of eight passengers per chair? More...

Community & Local News

Photo show winners announced

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts, together with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maine and the Maine Community Foundation are proud to announce the winners in the first Western Mountain Photography Show, which was held Friday and Sat More...

Kingfield Quadrunners ATV Club

ATV trail work days slated for October

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Quadrunners ATV Club will be holding trail work days every Sunday in October and is looking for volunteers to help.  Interested persons are asked to meet at the Sled Shed at 9 a.m. More...

Rangeley Family Medicine to hold free flu clinic

RANGELEY — Have you had your flu shot, yet? Rangeley Family Medicine will hold its annual flu clinic Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lower level of the Health Center.  More...

News from our Schools

Students visit historical society, cruise lake

Stratton School students in grades 4 and 5 recently enjoyed a visit to the Dead River Historical Society for a guided tour with Alan Burnell and Kenny Wing, coauthors of the book, The Lost Villages of Flagstaff. More...

Middle school student scholarships available

Maine’s Space Station Academy

Students will take simulated space flight and participate in training and on-orbit experiences while learning vital STEM skills   More...

Second year of PEP grant funding began with school year

FARMINGTON — The new school year has begun and so has the second year of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant awarded to Healthy Community Coalition and area schools to expand physical activity opportunities for students. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

WHOZIT CORRECTION

Whozit misidentified   In the Sept. 23, 2015 issue of the Original Irregular, the answer to the Whozit should have been Jean Luce 1986.   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Mill Street parking, plowing lease discussed

KINGFIELD — Prior to the regular Board of Selectmen meeting Sept. 21, a Public Hearing was held in regards to accepting the General Assistance Ordinance Appendix. More...

Changing of the seasons

WESTERN MAINE — The landscape of western Maine has begun its annual change from summer green to the vibrant colors of fall, and hues of red and orange are peeking through the greens.  More...

Phillips buys Rangeley fire truck

PHILLIPS — During the Sept. 22 meeting, Fire Chief Jim Gould approached the Board of Selectmen about the potential purchase of a used fire truck to replace Engine 2. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite form of travel?

Tim O'Connor of Gasport Harbor, N.H.: "Sailing because I love reading the wind." More...

Legislative Update

Maine DHHS announces asset test for food stamps   The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has announced the implementation of a new rule within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, that will impose a $5,000 as More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lorna C. Adams

1952-2015 — She was an excellent cook and caregiver to the elderly

KINGFIELD — Lorna Cherry Campbell Adams, 62, passed away Sept. 24, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.  More...

Diane “Rioux” Delcourt

1948-2015 — Her boys were the pride and joy of her life

God put this beautiful person on Earth Feb. 1, 1948, and He took her back Sept. 23, 2015.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Shadowed supermoon

Sky watchers were treated to a rare celestial occurrence the evening of Sept. 27 when the earth came between the full supermoon and the sun resulting in a total eclipse. More...

Huff’s hat trick nets MTA first win

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners (1–3–1) recorded their first win of the season in a home game against the Dirigo Lady Cougars (0–6–0) Sept. 21. More...

Lady Roadrunners knock undefeated Lady Mustangs from top

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunner team was the star of the Mt. Abram Homecoming Sept. 26. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. 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...