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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  • Maine judiciary warns against ballot question reform April 28, 2017
    AUGUSTA — Maine's judicial branch is warning lawmakers that a proposal to reform ballot questions could jeopardize the separation of powers. Maine Public reports judicial branch spokeswoman Mary Ann Lynch took the rare step of testifyin...
    The Associated Press
  • Legislature considers bill to strengthen sex assault laws April 28, 2017
    AUGUSTA — State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for victims to report sexual offenses and increase convictions for crimes that now go unpunished, according to its sponsor. Supporters of 
    Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News
  • Bill to fund government 1 more week on Donald Trump's desk April 28, 2017
    Updated 12:01 p.m.: Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill preventing a partial government shutdown on Saturday, his 100th day in office. But lawmakers have failed to take action on two measures Trump would have loved to claim as victories....
    The Associated Press
  • Gov. Paul LePage sign Maine Real ID bill into law April 28, 2017
    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill that will put Maine on track to complying with federal Real ID standards and avoiding problems for Mainers accessing federal facilities or boarding domestic flights. LePage, who had urged the Legislature to quickly pass 
    Christopher Cousins, Bangor Daily News
  • State Democrats eye bond to provide $250 million for student debt relief April 28, 2017
    AUGUSTA — Hoping to lend a hand to cash-strapped young adults, Democrats are pushing for a student loan forgiveness program that would help lure recent college graduates to Maine. Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, said the “pretty bold initiative” would off...
    Steve Collins, Staff Report
  • U.S. economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter April 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ambitious economic growth targets. The gross dom...
    Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
  • Rex Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 State Department jobs April 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing the elimination of 2,300 jobs as part of a large cut to the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year. Officials briefed on the proposal say the staff cuts would be accompanied by a reduction in hiring ...
    Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer
  • State labor chief Jeanne Paquette to step down April 28, 2017
    AUGUSTA — Maine’s commissioner of labor, Jeanne Paquette, is leaving her position after nearly five years to take a job with the University of Southern Maine. Gov. Paul LePage said Friday that he’s proud of the work done by Paquette “to improve s...
    Steve Collins, 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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