Reconstruction: Hot top a hot topic

KINGFIELD — Selectmen heard a road reconstruction committee update from Dave Guernsey Oct. 21. “The state sent us a one page letter with some issues and standards they had regarding parking,” Guernsey stated. With two pertinent issues to be resolved before the committee can move forward, it came up with an analysis. The state has warned the committee that with […]

Mt. Abram from students’ point of view

SALEM — When the MSAD #58 school board voted to keep grades K–12 in the district, new possibilities opened up. Currently, directors are looking at a basic budget should the high school be closed and moved to Strong. Strong students would be split between Phillips and Kingfield. This option would essentially leave a school in each town which is a […]

Austin, Stevens take new positions


CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There are some big changes taking place in the sales and marketing division of Sugarloaf administration. With Brad Larson, Director of Marketing, leaving Sugarloaf at the end of October, Ethan Austin is stepping up to that position. And longtime Sugarloafer Leah Stevens will be filling the Director of Sales position left by Austin. Austin has been skiing […]


BAR HARBOR — The Maine Press Association recently held its Fall Conference at Atlantic Oakes during which the winners of the organization’s annual Better Newspaper Contest were announced at a banquet. Again this year, the Original Irregular walked away with a number of accolades including first place in Advertising General Excellence and first place for its “Whiteout!” 2012-13 seasonal guide. […]

Public meeting on Rt. 27, downtown improvements

This second public meeting is Nov. 7, in Webster Hall, 38 School Street at 6 p.m.

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Town Road Reconstruction Committee presented a preliminary plan for sidewalk and street improvements for the Kingfield section of Route 27 at a Sept. 26, 2013 public meeting. As a follow up to the forum, the committee incorporated comments from the public as well as remarks from the Maine Department of Transportation to produce a more detailed […]

Alba’s Edge comes to Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads Celtic Festival will present Alba’s Edge at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Nov. 3. Show starts at 2 p.m. A pre-show jam at Skye Theatre will start at 1:15 p.m. Alba’s Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive melodies of Scottish fiddle music are woven together with […]

Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday

There is a chance artwalkers may encounter goblins and ghosts in downtown Kingfield this Friday evening during Friday Artwalk!

KINGFIELD — The public is invited to visit the galleries, museums and businesses in the village of Kingfield Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. to view plenty of art, music, enjoy free refreshments and “find out if any of the goblins from Halloween are still spooking about!” said spokesperson Cynthia Orcutt. All venues are open to the public and […]


STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is again sponsoring its annual community Halloween party at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Halloween night. The fun begins Thursday night, Oct. 31, with sign-in from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Costume judging for all ages, infants to adults, will begin at 7 p.m. The winning Stratton School scarecrows will also be announced, with prizes […]

‘Monhegan’ in Kingfield

Eustis artist to exhibit at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Hugh Verrier of Eustis will be the featured artist during November at SugarWood Gallery. An open house reception will be held Friday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited and refreshments will be provided. Verrier’s work will be on display throughout the month of […]