December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

You better watch out Santa

The last measuring for the Kingfield Bicentennial Beard Growing Contest was held at the Herbert Hotel Saturday night. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dave Rowe Holiday Special comes to Farmington - Free Access

  New England Celtic Arts, will present the Dave Rowe Holiday Special Saturday, Dec. 10 at North Church with the Farmington Historical Society and in Portland at One Longfellow Square Tuesday, Dec. 13. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at both locations. More...

Mary Beth Morrison to exhibit at SugarWood Gallery

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery’s “Artist of the Month” for November is Mary Beth Morrison.  “All my life a New Englander, my home in central Maine serves as refuge, nursery and studio,” Morrison said. More...

An evening of holiday music in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Community Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

CORRECTION

Wrong Haggen   In the Nov. 30, 2016 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article “Girl Scouts honor vets” on Page 17, the special dedication was for Clifford Haggen, not Bud, his dad who is still with us.   More...

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  New titles in adult fiction are:  More...

Ability profiler offered

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  O*NET Ability Profiler is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives More...

Sports & Outdoors

Saddleback initiative going strong

RANGELEY — Peter Stein, one of the driving forces behind the movement to purchase and reopen Saddleback, announced memberships and non-tax deductible gifts were quickly rolling in. More...

New Competition Center open at Sugarloaf

Ski Tracks

Sugarloaf Mountain opened the season with a new state-of-the-art competition center. More...

Draft Night for Locals Racing

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Draft Night for the Bud Light Locals Race League, brought to you by the Sugarloaf Competition Center, will be held Wednesday, Dec 7, at 5 p.m. at the Shipyard Brewhaus.  Are you new to the area? More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.  —Albert Einstein  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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KFD recognized for safety

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Fire Department was recognized by state officials during the Nov. 21 Board of Selectmen meeting. More...

Phillips man escapes burning house

PHILLIPS — Firefighters from several towns battled snow, ice, sleet and rain, and lack of water and manpower in extinguishing a garage fire late Wednesday night, Nov. 30 at 212 Mile Square Road.  More...

Former Kingfield road commissioner pleads guilty to theft from town

FARMINGTON — A former Public Works director and road commissioner for the town of Kingfield pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Denny Atkinson of Phillips: "Getting together with family." More...

World Feline Conference Katmandu 2016

I wish you a Wicked-Good Merry Maine Coon Christmas and a Catnip-filled 2017. Similar Calico greetings are extended to you from my sister Muffins.  More...

Letters

Christmas craft fair a HUGE success

The Stratton-Eustis PTC Christmas Craft Fair held Nov. 19 was a huge success. Thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and donors we were able to raise $4,200, which is AMAZING! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Albert R. Berry

1931-2016 — He loved being in the outdoors

AVON — Albert Raymond Berry, 85, passed away Dec. 1, 2016 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Charles W. Harlow

1963-2016 — He enjoyed spending time with his family

PORTLAND — Charles William Harlow, 53, of Oquossoc died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Maine Medical Center. More...

Edwin Huntman Inness

1933-2016 — He was friendly, kind and had a generous spirit

AUGUSTA — Edwin Huntman Inness, “Ed”, 83, of Rangeley, died Thanksgiving Day morning, Thursday Nov. 24, 2016, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, with his loving family at his side.  More...

News from our Schools

What are your plans after graduation?

Mt. Abram High School senior Nate Boyce sits at the controls of an Army National Guard Black Hawk medevac helicopter on a recent tour of the facility in Bangor. More...

Emily Carrier graduates from Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University is proud to announce that Emily Carrier of Oquossoc earned a B.S. in Engineering/Civil Engineering Specialization he spring of 2016.  More...

Post-secondary scholarships offered to adult learners in Franklin County

ELLSWORTH — Adult learners from Franklin County who are returning to school for post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship.  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...