News

Wellness in Oxford County: Growing food and leaders at Alan Day...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth of a four-part series exploring the four initiatives the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative has partnered with to combat...

All aboard to save the railroad station in Hebron

HEBRON — A small railroad building on Station Road that has been used for storage for years and may be the original East Hebron Station...

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Schools

Haslett of Oxford becomes Eagle Scout, Paris library gets DVD cases

PARIS — Growing up Garrett Haslett of Oxford put in a lot of time into Boy Scouts, but then life interrupted. Not wanting to let...
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  • Society hopes to save Hebron railroad building April 29, 2017
    HEBRON — A small railroad building on Station Road that has been used for storage for years and may be the original East Hebron Station will be saved and restored, if the Hebron Historical Society can raise enough money. Although questions remain about the authenticity of the bu...
    Leslie H. Dixon Staff Writer
  • Gunfire reported; police investigate April 29, 2017
    LEWISTON – Police late Friday were investigating reports that shots had been fired on Shawmut Street. Police swarmed the area at about 9 p.m. One person was detained on nearby Pine Street, although it was not immediately clear if that person was connected to the reported gunfire....
    Staff reporter
  • Chesterville selectmen sign new bank letters, but questions remain April 29, 2017
    CHESTERVILLE — Selectmen voted 3-2 Thursday night to sign new letters advising TD Bank and Franklin Savings Bank that the town has changed treasurers. Chairman Tyler Jenness, Edward Hastings IV and Ross Clair signed the letters; Vice Chairman Tiffany Estabrook and Matt Welch did not....
    Pam Harnden, Staff Writer
  • Bail set at $10,000 cash for Otisfield man who led police on chase April 29, 2017
    PARIS — Bail was set at $10,000 cash Friday afternoon for an Otisfield man charged after a police chase in Oxford, crashing his truck and fleeing. Cody Niemi, 23, was arrested at his home on Bean Road Wednesday and charged with driving to endanger, attempting to elude an officer...
    Matthew Daigle, Staff Writer
  • H.S. Softball: Monmouth, Boothbay make best of mismatch April 29, 2017
    It was fairly quiet in the Monmouth Academy dugout when they were up 20-0 over Boothbay during the fourth inning on Friday. 
    Wil Kramlich, Staff Writer
  • A tale of two ski resorts: Spruce Mountain film wows audience April 29, 2017
    Rick Groleau, second from left, asks Spruce Mountain Operations Manager Max Couture a question after Friday's screening of Groleau's movie, "The Town that Moved a Mountain" at The Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston during the Emerge Film Festival.
    Mark LaFlamme, Staff Writer
  • Elan film debuts at festival April 28, 2017
    LEWISTON — For two hours Friday afternoon, Todd Nilssen stood in the back of the The Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center's screening room and watched people watch his film. It was the first showing of "The Last Stop," Nilssen's just-finished documentary about the controversi...
    Lindsay Tice, Staff Writer
  • DAs may pool resources for prisoner transports April 28, 2017
    District Attorney Andrew Robinson 
    Andrew Rice, Staff Writer
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Business

What if … Walmart and the Oxford Casino shut their doors?

OXFORD — Could the town of Oxford survive without the tax revenues it receives from big players like the Oxford Casino or Walmart? Yes, says Chris...

Oxford Hills Home Show kicks off tonight, Thursday, April 20!

OXFORD HILLS — The 16th annual Oxford Hills Homes Show opens Friday, April 21, as local area modular and manufactured home builders and retailers show...

Avesta Housing gets ‘green light’ for low-income senior housing in Paris

PARIS — Avesta Housing got the green light to move forward with the renovation project of the Mildred M. Fox School into low-income senior...

Oxford seeks fourth liquor license

OXFORD — The state Division of Liquor Licensing and Enforcement Board is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether Oxford should be...

Norway board approves liquor license for new Main Street restaurant/bar

By Matthew Daigle NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday, March 2, to approve a liquor license and special amusement permit for two...
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