2019-10-23 E-Edition

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The Irregular continues to rack up awards


PORTLAND — The Original Irregular, an independently owned newspaper that has been serving Maine’s High Peaks for more than 50 years, brought home 10 awards from the Maine Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest last weekend. The 2019 Maine Press Association annual fall conference was held Saturday at the South Portland DoubleTree by Hilton with a keynote conversation with Rebecca […]

MSAD #58: Dungeons and Dragons and field trips, oh my!

KINGFIELD — MSAD 58 School board gathered Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Kingfield Elementary School for a 6:30 p.m. meeting. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, there were introductions of the school board members and administration staff, approval of the agenda, and approval of the minutes from both the Sept. 19 and Oct. 2 min. In public comment Brenda Dwiggins, principal […]

Quilts of Valor


KINGFIELD — Many veterans were never welcomed home properly after the Vietnam War. Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Stitchers in the Snow quilting group presented 13 local veterans with Quilts of Valor. Seven of these veterans served in Vietnam; for them especially, the presentation was an emotional experience. Many of them dedicated their quilt to the memory of their fellow soldiers […]

Building permit, signage ordinances considered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Planning Board met at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the town office to discuss property lines and other items on the agenda. Don Fowler presented an amendment to a property line between Sally Allard and Seth Wescott’s properties. The properties are in a subdivision and any changes to the existing lines must be approved by […]

‘Ted Jones’ lot acquired

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There was a special town meeting Monday, Oct. 14 to vote on the acquisition of the 250-acre “Ted Jones” lot. Wendy Russell, the town clerk, opened the meeting at 6 p.m. Robert Briggs was nominated as Moderator. There were no other nominations and Briggs was elected by a written ballot vote and sworn in. The board of […]

Artwalk begins new season in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The leaves are falling and soon winter will be here and so too the first Kingfield Friday Artwalk of the season which is Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Most venues will offer light refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artists. New to this year’s Artwalk is NGU Nutrition. Jacob Pinkham will be serving his nutritional […]

Bill Berlinghoff coming to North Church

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series will present Bill Berlinghoff in a cabaret style performance Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 for a “Pie Social” and jam session. A folksinger in the Pete Seeger tradition, Berlinghoff has more than a half-century of professional performing experience, from Maine to Virginia and as far […]

Satire and The Simpsons—next topic

UMF New Commons Project

FARMINGTON — The next topic for the New Commons Project is “The Simpsons” — a television show that has been making people talk about important topics such as books, news, history and more for almost 30 years. In that time, the animated series has been awarded 32 Emmy Awards and 34 Annie Awards. The show has been able to create […]