November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pilot, passenger ‘very lucky’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Oct. 20, Maine Game Warden Dan Christenson received a report of a downed plane with no injuries near Ira Mountain in Kingfield. More...

Plane crashes common … historically speaking

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The report of an aircraft accident in Carrabassett Valley last month is not the first accident reported in the area. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Merry Plinksters in concert

The public is invited to enjoy some of the Merry Plinksters playing their ukuleles at Fairbanks Union Church this coming Sunday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. More...

FreeVolt comes to Madison

MADISON — The band FreeVolt is coming to Somerset Abbey Friday, Nov. 11 to spread their message of love. “Something we could use a little of after this election period,” a spokesperson for the Abbey noted.  More...

Barbara Ramsay Stewart featured artist at Carrabassett library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Barbara Ramsay Stewart of Kingfield will be the featured artist at Carrabassett Valley Public Library during the months of November and December. A Wine & Cheese Reception is planned for Friday, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ann Weese

1958-2016 — She had incredible passion and love for her family, friends and her animals

SKOWHEGAN — Mary Ann Weese, 57, beloved wife and mother, cherished daughter and sister, and dear friend to all, peacefully left this world at her home Oct. 29, 2016 in Skowhegan. More...

Harold ‘Rocky’ Freeman

1946-2016 — He was a ski instructor at Sugarloaf for 23 years

Living his life as an athlete, a leader and avid outdoorsman, Rocky Freeman’s name says it all. More...

Carlton F. Boyd

1940-2016 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling & camping

STRONG — Carlton Fred Boyd, 76, passed away on Nov. 2, 2016 at his home in Strong, surrounded by his loving family. More...

News from our Schools

Elves lend a hand to save Shuman

KINGFIELD -- The community was once again treated to a first-class theatrical experience when Kingfield Elementary School students performed The Elves and the Shoemaker with Children’s Stage Adventures. More...

UMF brings new bachelor’s degree to SMCC

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington and Southern Maine Community College have entered into an exciting new partnership that allows graduates from SMCC’s Early Childhood Education program to live and work in southern Maine w More...

Theater at Monmouth engages RLRS students

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts sponsored the Theater at Monmouth at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Wednesday, Oct. 19.  More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veterans’ Day is Friday  Heroism is endurance for one moment more.  —George F. Kennan  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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Saddleback Mountain Foundation to hold meeting Monday - Free Access

Monday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at UMF

RANGELEY -- The Saddleback Mountain Foundation will be holding a town hall style meeting on the future of the mountain Monday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the University of Maine at Farmington North Dining Hall. More...

Detail of Saddleback purchase initiative revealed

RANGELEY — The future of Saddleback became clearer during an informational meeting as organizers focused on saving the ski resort shared their vision during a meeting Nov. 3. More...

Vets making a mark - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Connecting the Norton-Wuori American Legion Post 0061 with the community is a goal retired SFC Johnny Maynard of Salem had when he took over as Post Commander last year. His other goal was to attract and recruit younger members. More...

Compton named Employee of Month

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors recently recognized Karen Compton as the October Employee of the Month. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

MOPH phone scam   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you most thankful for?

Ashley Pooler, Stratton School: "I’m thankful for family and for what life is offering me.” More...

Letters

We appreciate the Irregular

Congratulations to the staff of The Original Irregular for winning so many awards from the Maine Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.  For those of us that read the Irregular every week, we KNEW you were great, but these awards pr More...

Thank you to all who helped at the Haunted Hayride

The Stratton Eustis PTC is sending out the biggest thank you to all who helped in the Haunted Hayride.  More...

Community & Local News

New Portland library’s new books, DVDs

NEW PORTLAND — The new offerings at the New Portland Community Library were recently announced.  More...

Dr. David Rice joins Franklin Health

Medical practice name change is Franklin Health Intown Medicine

FARMINGTON — Dr. Jay Naliboff, Franklin Memorial Hospital’s vice president medical affairs, is pleased to announce that David Rice MD has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health effective Nov. 1. Dr. More...

Norlands’ Civil War Veteran remembrance program

LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center presents a special tribute honoring local Civil War Veterans and highlighting Israel Washburn Jr., Maine’s Civil War Governor. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Awards close out MTA soccer season

SALEM — A celebration of athlete and team accomplishments took place at Mt. Abram High School Nov. 3, as is tradition following the ending of a sports season. More...

Turkey Trot returns to UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites the public to join its ninth annual Turkey Trot and Kids Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 19. More...

Katie’s first deer

Katie Maxsimic, daughter of Darren and Susan Maxsimic of Kingfield, poses with her first deer shot on youth day Oct. 22 in Kingfield. (Darren Maxsimic photo) More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. More...