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About Us

"Serving the Western Mountains of Maine Since 1968 or Thereabouts"


Heidi A. Murphy, Publisher/Owner:
(207) 265-2773 FAX: (207) 265-2775

General email:

Offices located on 239 Main Street, in downtown Kingfield, ME, along the Carrabassett River.

Mailing Address: PO Box 616, Kingfield, ME 04947.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express Accepted.

The Weekly Newspaper "Serving the Western Mountains of Maine...Where the Kids Grow Straight and Tall and the Women are All Good Looking."

The Original Irregular is a local weekly newspaper that covers the Northern Franklin County region in the Western Mountains of Maine. It serves the residential and recreational communities including Kingfield, Sugarloaf, Saddleback, Stratton/Eustis and Rangeley Lakes regions and Strong and Phillips.

Our circulation is 3,600 and close to one-third of our subscribers are folks “from away” who own hunting, fishing or skiing camps, or who just have a special place in their hearts for the area. We’ve even had some people buy a subscription because they liked the name of the paper!

Where did the name “The Irregular" come from? … Back in 1968 “or thereabouts,” when the mountains were still tall, but the paper small, The Irregular came out “irregularly,” or when the publisher and editor had collected enough ads (or meals and beverages in trade) to cover production costs. The paper finally became weekly year-round in 1986. The Irregular has always had a “funky” edge to it and we strive to maintain a bit of that sense of humor.

The Irregular also produces several seasonal publications including the annual winter publication WHITEOUT!, The Rangeley Lakes Area Summertime Guide,  Maine Mountain Summer guide, Maine Mountain Fall guide, Maine Mountain Snowmobiling, PEAK Wellness, In Our BackYard, and other supplements including the annual Kingfield Days and Christmas shopping issues. We also have a mobile app "Explore Western ME" which is free to download from iTunes and Google Play.

Our seasonal guides and app reach locals as well as the visitors who come here to hike, camp, ski, mountain bike, fish, hunt… you name it. We have been publishing most of our guides for more than 25 years and they have become the standard publications that people turn to whether they want to know some history about the area, when special events take place, or where the best hiking or skiing trails are.

The Irregular is a member of the Maine Press Association, the Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, the Flagstaff Area Business Association, Maine's High Peaks, The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Maine Tourism Association.

Please call or stop by our office on Main Street in pretty downtown Kingfield when you are in the area. We are located on 239 Main Street along the banks of the Carrabassett River.

Our staff includes:

Heidi Murphy: Publisher/Owner, Design, Circulation;

Robert J. Gray: Editor, Classifieds, Subscriptions;

Dee Menear: Writer/Photographer;

Sarah Cook: Advertising Sales - The Irregular newpaper;

Leslie J Norton: Advertising Sales - Seasonal Publications:

Correspondents for our newspaper and seasonal publications include: Karen Pease, L.E. Hughes, Jane Wilkinson, Paula Roy, Lisa Brackley, Dan Cassidy and Valerie Tucker. Roving contributor: Winona Davenport. We would also like to thank the many community members that contribute with photos and news bits to give our paper that all important local community flavor. Thank You All!


The subscription rate for our print edition is $25 per year. Foreign and First Class print subscriptions are $65 per year. An online subscription is $25 per year. There is a 5.5% sales tax on all newspapers delivered & purchased in Maine - including online subscriptions. We require prepayment for subscriptions and accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks or cash for payment. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling (207) 265-2773 or you can subscribe via our website:


To advertise in any of our publications, please give us a call, (207) 265-2773 Monday through Friday. Or e-mail: Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted!

To place a classified ad, please give us a call, (207) 265-2773 Monday through Friday; E-mail: or go to our website:  Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted!



We accept obituaries and announcements (interments, burial services, celebrations of life, etc. that are to be published separately from the obituary) from funeral homes, family members and friends. All these will run in the print edition of the Original Irregular for a nominal fee. They will also run in our online edition at no additional cost.

When submitting, please provide your name, telephone number and address, as well as contact information for the funeral home or cremation service handling the arrangements. All information must be provided in order to continue with publication.

Charges for obituaries and announcements will be provided after submission and review by our staff. Out-of-state funeral homes and private party submissions will require credit card payment before the obituary will be printed. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

For more information or to submit a paid obituary, contact Bob Gray at 265-2773, or


The Irregular welcomes local news & photos from the community. Press releases, community news & events, letters & commentaries, photos and other items of local interest can be dropped off at our office on 239 Main Street, or emailed to:

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