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The Original Irregular’s Year in Review  2016

~ Part Two of Two ~

Drought conditions continued through the summer until winter arrived with a wallop and deposited nearly three feet in December alone. The Kingfield Bicentennial Celebration continued throughout the second half of 2016. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Get a Word Buzz on

With local writer Al Diamon

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties is rolling out a new “Word Buzz” series the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m., launching with Maine’s funniest political reporter, Al Diamon.  Famous for rooting out media mistakes More...

Dr. Susan Sanders to Exhibit at SugarWood Gallery

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Dr. Susan Sanders will be feted at an Open House Reception Friday, Jan. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.  More...

Sandy River Ramblers concert in Phillips Jan. 7

PHILLIPS — On Saturday, January 7, the Sandy River Ramblers will return to the Phillips Area Community Center for a concert of Bluegrass music, featuring many original songs about Maine. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dora D Austin

1928-2016 — She will be greatly missed by her family & all who knew her

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Dora D Austin, 88, resident of Claiborne and Hughes Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Franklin, Tenn. and formerly of South Paris, passed away peacefully Dec. 22, 2016. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Seahawks bury Lady ‘Runners 79-29

AUGUSTA — The Lady Roadrunners squared of with the Boothbay Lady Seahawks Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Augusta Civic Center for the Capital City Hoop Classic. More...

Sports this week: January 6-10

MT. ABRAM ROADRUNNERS  Unless otherwise noted game times are: JV 5:30 p.m., Varsity 7 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 6 vs. Monmouth  MT. ABRAM LADY ROADRUNNERS   More...

Roadrunners fall prey to Seahawks

AUGUSTA — Mt. Abram Roadrunner had the chance to experience playing at the Augusta Civic Center last week for the Capital City Hoop Classic. More...

Irregular Regulars

Away With Words

Part of the Cloud

Esther hates everything except grasshoppers.  More...

IRREDIOMS ~ A look at common idioms

Phrases, sayings & expressions, what they mean & where they came from

Steal Someone’s Thunder   More...

As the Ski Turns

Happy New Year!

How about that snow! What’s happening, Mother Nature trying to make up for last year in one month? There was SO much snow, Sugarloaf couldn’t get the parking lots cleared fast enough and traffic backed up on Rt. More...

WINTER IS BACK!

WESTERN MAINE — Forecasters were in agreement: a prolonged and intense storm would dump a foot and a half of snow in northern Franklin County. The storm started about noon Thursday, Dec. More...

MH&T welcomes new director

Economic impact, unique trail system, accolades discussed at winter gathering

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carolann Ouellette was welcomed as the Incoming Executive Director of Maine Huts & Trails at what was dubbed a Winter Gathering. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you make a New Year’s Resolution? If not, why? If so, what is it?

Rob Wheat of Bar Harbor: "I do. Less social media and more paying attention to my wife and kids." More...

Letters

A thank-you

My husband and I would like to thank each and every one from the Methodist church who came to our home to sing Christmas carols.  It’s truly a Christmas gift from their hearts.  Once again, thanks. More...

My declaration! Dealing with old age and life...

I declare that I will do my best to live a life dedicated to God to the best of my ability at 86 1/2 years.  But, at 86 1/2 years, I have rights the same as others. And I will try to “do unto others…” as the Golden Rule says. More...

Community & Local News

Outerspace Band kicks off Uncle Al Fund

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Outerspace Band will be at the Rack and Bag restaurants presenting kickoff concerts for the Uncle Al Fund Saturday and Sunday, Jan. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ Jan. 18

RANGELEY — “Bingo Friends” will be held this month Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Résumé, interviewing help

WILTON -- The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  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.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...