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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  • Two U.S. soldiers die battling Islamic State militants in Afghanistan April 27, 2017
    Two U.S. service members died during operations against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Thursday. A Pentagon spokesman, Capt. Jeff Davis, said the deaths occurred overnight in Afghanistan's Nangahar province, where a small but virulent Islamic State cell pose...
    Missy Ryan and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post
  • Analysis: Why Trump tax cut may not deliver the boost White House promises April 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing. Yet the proposal so far remains short of vital details, including how it would be paid for. And based ...
    Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
  • Analysis: Why Gov. Paul LePage went to Washington April 27, 2017
    Gov. Paul LePage took a quick jaunt Wednesday to Washington, D.C., to stand beside President Donald Trump at two news conferences and bend administration ears on infrastructure and trade policy. It was 
    Michael Shepherd, Bangor Daily News
  • Lisbon police arrest Lisbon Street burglary suspect April 27, 2017
    LISBON — Police arrested a suspect in a Lisbon Street breakin Wednesday afternoon. David Farnum, 23, of 29 Center St., Lisbon Falls, was arrested by Lisbon police on charges of burglary, criminal threatening and violating conditions of release, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Colonial Dri...
    Staff report
  • White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown April 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest concession by the White H...
    The Associated Press
  • Colby plans major overhaul of athletic center, including Olympic-sized pool April 27, 2017
    WATERVILLE (AP) — Officials at a Maine college say they're planning the school's biggest project ever — a $200 million athletic center that will bring dramatic upgrades, including the state's first Olympic-sized swimming pool. The Waterville Morning Sentinel reported (http://bi...
    The Associated Press
  • Maine man sentenced for 9th OUI conviction after injuring Topsham cop April 27, 2017
    WEST BATH (AP) — A Maine man accused of crashing into a police car while intoxicated last year has been convicted of drunken driving for the ninth time. Mark Burson, of Limestone, was sentenced Wednesday. He will serve seven years in prison followed by three years of probation.
    The Associated Press
  • White House says Trump to renegotiate not pull out of NAFTA April 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. The White House ...
    Jill Colvin, Associated Press
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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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