August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Search on for ACO in Strong

STRONG — Selectmen have begun a search for a qualified Animal Control Officer to replace Ann Dunne, who is resigning from the position effective Aug. 31. The job has been posted and closes Aug. 23 so selectmen can review applicants. More...

Arts & Entertainment

East Pointers in concert in Stratton, Portland & Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the East Pointers from Prince Edward Island at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Tuesday, Aug. 23; at One Longfellow Square in Portland Wednesday, Aug. More...

FREE outdoor concert with Tricky Britches

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf presents the third and final concert in its Outdoor Summer Concert Series, featuring Tricky Britches, a bluegrass favorite from Maine. The show will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Attention all frogs and toads!

RANGELEY — The annual Frog Jumping contest will leap onto the scene again at this year’s Blueberry Festival Thursday, Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Muriel Wing Surowiec

1919-2016 — A Kingfield girl

HALLOWELL — Muriel W. Surowiec, 96, of Hallowell, passed away Sunday, Aug. More...

OBITUARY CORRECTION

Eleanor Claire Mosley   In the Aug. 3, 2016 issue of the Original Irregular, in the obituary, “Eleanor Claire Mosley,” on Page 4, the Graveside Service will be conducted Aug. More...

Laura W. R. Appell

1932-2015 — Her impact on the craft of ethnography & the collection of oral literature is significant

Laura W. R. Appell, of Phillips, co-founder of the Anthropologists Fund for Urgent Anthropology Research, co-founder of The Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Fellow of the Borneo Research Council, died unexpectedly Oct. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor fun at Rangeley Trail Town Festival

RANGELEY — Celebrate the Maine outdoors in Rangeley this Labor Day weekend. Friday evening, Sept. 2 beginning at 7 p.m., watch outdoor film greats on the silver screen inside the Rangeley Inn. More...

Warren dominates second round en route to 6-stroke victory

Hickson takes second; Plummer, Anderson, Bilodeau tie for low-amateur

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Despite lightning-fast greens and tough pin placements that challenged a field of the state’s best golfers, Shawn Warren of Falmouth Country Club put in a dominant performance over two days to win the annual State of More...

Northwoods Law Stars to appear

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is helping to celebrate Oquossoc Day this Saturday, Aug. 20 by hosting the Maine Game Warden Stars of the Animal Planet’s #1 TV Show Northwoods Law. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.  —Gloria Pitzer  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Kingfield VEC identifies key goals

KINGFIELD – The newly reorganized Village Enhancement Committee met with Wright Pierce engineer Jon Edgerton Aug. 9 to discuss moving forward with enhancement projects. More...

The view from up here

A view of Tumbledown from the Center Hill Nature Trail in Mount Blue State Park. More...

Rain quenches mountains, more expected

WESTERN MAINE — The United States drought monitor is released weekly in times of intense dry conditions and over the last several weeks most of Franklin, Oxford and Somerset counties have been included in the report. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

State drought task force convenes   The Maine Drought Task Force convened this month for the first time in 14 years. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Least favorite?

Anthony Cobb of Kingfield: "Vanilla is my favorite and my least favorite would have to be strawberry." More...

Letters

Super fine summer fest thanks to you

The 11th annual Carrabassett Summer Festival was again a success, thanks to all who participated, attended, assisted and enjoyed. Without this amazing community we’d be one road and no town.  More...

Antique Tractor and Car Show a success

On behalf of the Stanley Museum, I would like to give a GREAT BIG shout out to Steve and Joann Keenan for hosting the bicentennial Antique Tractor and Car Show, held Saturday, Aug. 6.  More...

Community & Local News

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS SERVICE

Lee Powers (left) of Valley View, Pa. and Coplin Plantation is congratulated by Supreme Mid-Atlantic Corporation Production and Plant Manager Randy Miller (right) on 25 years of continuous service. More...

Happening at the Phillips Historical Museum

PHILLIPS — According to a spokesperson, renovation is now complete on the original town jail thanks to the generous efforts and dedication of the Historical Society members and Phillips town folks. More...

Oquossoc Day’s theme: Under the Sea

OQUOSSOC — The Village of Oquossoc offers a great day Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 Fall 2016 Bus Schedule

MSAD #58 reminds parents that it is their responsibility to have their students out at their stop at least 10 minutes before their normal pick up time. The district buses average over 40 pick-ups every morning. More...

AAA reminds everyone to drive carefully when school is open

PORTLAND — To help boost traffic safety in and around schools zones, AAA Northern New England is distributing more than 3,000 back to school safety posters to schools, libraries, community groups and law enforcement agencies as part of AAA&rsqu More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 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

PUBLIC NOTICES

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LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...