News

Oxford manager job attracts 13 applications

OXFORD — The Board of Selectmen was expected to meet in executive session Wednesday night, June 21, to review applicants for the town manager position. Selectman...

Oxford voters not happy with budget

OXFORD — Voters sent a loud message to selectmen at annual town meeting Saturday, June 10, by reducing the majority of the selectmen's budget...

Features

Schools

Former student to revitalize Hebron Station School gardens

HEBRON — A former Hebron Station School student will renovate the school gardens as his Eagle Scout project. “I had a lot of good memories here....
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  • Amazon's Whole Foods purchase forcing supermarkets into 21st century June 23, 2017
    Walk into a grocery store 10 years from now, and you'll see more prepared meals, personalized recommendations and perhaps even an in-house restaurant. What you probably won't see is a random stockpile of food and a long line at the register. Time-consuming trips and a cumbersome checkout p...
    Taylor Cromwell, Bloomberg
  • Barack Obama tried to secretly punish Russia for election assault June 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was...
    Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous, The Washington Post
  • Farmington man injured in New Sharon accident June 23, 2017
    NEW SHARON — A Farmington man was injured Thursday night after his Jeep struck a utility pole and rolled over on Swan Road, located off Route 27. Terrence Lake, 47, of Farmington told Deputy Derrick Doucette that he swerved to avoid a deer when his 2003 Jeep struck the pole, Chief De...
    Staff Report
  • Central Maine Healthcare hires new chief nursing officer June 23, 2017
    LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare has hired a new chief nursing officer, replacing Sharron Chalke, who resigned in January. Mary-Anne Ponti started this week. Ponti has more than 30 years experience in nursing and health c...
    Lindsay Tice, Staff Writer
  • Donald Trump suggests he was trying to keep James Comey honest June 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations. Trump ended a monthlong guessing game Thursday by tweeting that he never made ...
    Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press
  • Bill would give preference to Maine, U.S. companies June 23, 2017
    AUGUSTA (AP) — A Democratic senator's bill to give preference to Maine and U.S. companies in state contracts is receiving support in the Senate. Lawmakers voted Thursday to approve Sen. Troy Jackson's bill that would give preference among similar bids to in-state contractors. ...
    The Associated Press
  • Lewiston to receive $3.4 million lead-abatement grant June 23, 2017
    LEWISTON — The office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Thursday that Lewiston will receive $3.4 million to address lead hazards in downtown housing.  City officials say the money will provide a significant boost to the ongoing lead abatement program, in which much of the foc...
    Andrew Rice, Staff Writer
  • Sea Dogs: Chipotle is the key to Danny Mars' success June 23, 2017
    Chipotle’s food is the secret to Danny Mars’ success this season. Mars, an outfielder in his first year with the Portland Sea Dogs, starting eating at Chipotle before games during a road trip early in the season. Now the Mexican grill cuisine is part of his daily routine...
    Lee Horton, Assistant Sports Editor
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Business

11th lien since January filed against Hampton Inn in Oxford

OXFORD — Once again the Hampton Inn is facing a lien. Electrical Maintenance & Installation Inc. of Portland has placed a lien against the Hampton Inn...

Former Mechanic Falls freight station to become storage

MECHANIC FALLS — A former railroad freight station on Maple Street is expected to reopen as indoor storage units later this summer. George Woo of Virtual...

Paris motel subdivision okayed

PARIS — The owners of a new mobile home subdivision had their plan approved by the Paris Planning Board recently. Co-owners of the Paris Inn Motel...

Dead pigeons, piles of droppings plague Norway’s Odd Fellows Hall

NORWAY — Pigeons. Dead pigeons. Many dead pigeons and pile upon pile of pigeon poop. While the years of emptiness of the historic 1910 Odd Fellows...

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...
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