Mountain Misbehavior: Erratic driving due to potholes, not alcohol

FREE Weekly Report for March 13 to 20

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for March 13 to 20. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report. The Sheriff emphasizes that all persons charged are innocent until proven guilty. March 13 Deputy Couture responded to a report of a […]

MSAD #58 school recognitions, field trips, updates

FREE Achievements and celebrations recognized earlier this month when board met

PHILLIPS — Due to a snow day, the February 27 MSAD 58 School Board meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, March 5. Board Chair Kim Jordan opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by board and administrative staff introductions. The board approved the minutes from the previous meeting and moved into Recognitions and Celebrations. Kawika Thompson, the Phys Ed […]

2020-03-25 E-Edition

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COVID-19: Meal Schedule Updates: MSAD 58, Stratton School, RSU 78, RSU 74

FREE Updates as of March 25, 2020

MEAL SCHEDULE UPDATES – Wednesday, March 25 Many area schools updated their meal availability/delivery schedules after the Irregular went to press Monday. Here are the newest updates as of March 25. Thank you for your patience as the schools try to find the best solution in these unprecedented circumstances. Please contact your child’s school with questions or concerns.   MSAD […]

COVID-19: Thursday Update; one confirmed case in Franklin County


FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Maine Center for Disease Control announced Thursday, March 26, that there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Franklin County. Statewide, there are 155 individuals with confirmed cases; 16 have recovered, 16 are healthcare workers, and 22 are currently hospitalized. The Irregular reached out to the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency to ask what their concerns […]

COVID-19: Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Important Updates to Meal Delivery


To better protect our staff, families and community, beginning Wednesday, April 1st we will be making the following changes to our food delivery service: With the exception of the Rangeley site, the food will be dropped at a location for you to pick up. Magalloway: 9:30 a.m. drop off on the porch of Magalloway Town Hall Oquossoc: 10:30 a.m. drop […]

COVID-19: Two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Franklin County


FRANKLIN COUNTY — Maine Center for Disease Control reported that there are two Franklin County individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, March 30. At the time of the press conference held by the Maine CDC Director Doctor Nirav Shah at 11:30 Monday morning, there were 275 confirmed cases; 41 individuals have recovered, and 49 have been hospitalized […]

COVID-19: State of Maine stay at home mandate goes into effect Thursday, April 2

FREE Mills hopes that compliance will be voluntary and that formal enforcement will not be necessary.

AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills issued a “Stay Healthy at Home” mandate Tuesday, March 31. As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 2, all people living in Maine are to stay home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason, such as obtaining food, medications or health care. With warmer weather arriving, many people are migrating […]

To the Maine Huts & Trails community:

FREE Difficult decisions in uncertain times

In the face of the accelerating Coronavirus pandemic, Maine Huts & Trails made the difficult decision March 15 to immediately bring our winter self-service lodging operations to a close to protect the well-being of our guests, volunteers, staff and greater community. We announced that the huts would remain closed until further notice. As a financially fragile non-profit that operates in […]