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...

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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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  • Lewiston-Auburn police log June 27, 2017
    Auburn • Jonathan Dube, 31, transient, on warrants, fugitive from justice, and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, 2:06 a.m. Monday on Union and School streets.  • Jessie Hatcher, 30, transient, operating under a suspended license and unlawful possession of sch...
  • Often, treating symptoms is better than treating lab results June 27, 2017
    DEAR DR. ROACH: A few months ago, I had routine follow-up thyroid tests, and my results were normal except for a slightly high free T4 level. My doctor decreased my medication dose to 137 mcg from 150 mcg; now my TSH is high (8.77), but my free T4 and T3 levels are normal. Fatigue is […]
  • Solution for leftovers, seeking classmates June 27, 2017
    DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the folks who might need the leftover yard sale items taken away, I did just that a few years ago.  I contacted Norm Blais.  He has Tommy's Feral Felines and occasionally will run yard sales in order to raise money for the feral ...
  • Lewiston workshop to address off-campus housing issues June 27, 2017
    LEWISTON — With a six-month moratorium on lodging houses set to expire this summer, the city is discussing more long-term ways to address a reported rise in loud and dangerous party activity at off-campus Bates College housing.  In February, the city stopped issuing new permits ...
    Andrew Rice, Staff Writer
  • Temporary speed bump installed June 27, 2017
    Michael Chaine, special enforcement officer with Auburn Police Department, assembles a sign warning motorists of a temporary speed bump he was setting up on the road that runs through Great Falls Plaza in Auburn on Monday afternoon. The idea of the speed bump is to deter motorists from using the ...
    Russ Dillingham, Chief Photographer
  • Concord Coach Lines service begins in Auburn June 27, 2017
    AUBURN — A Concord Coach Lines bus service connecting Lewiston and Auburn to Portland, Boston and Logan Airport officially began Monday, and customers were already taking advantage of the two Auburn connections to travel south. Officials in downtown Auburn, where one of the connectio...
    Andrew Rice, Staff Writer
  • Jay tables action on trash pickup to get legal advice June 27, 2017
    JAY — Selectpersons voted Monday to table action on a citizens' petition to put before voters a question to raise and appropriate $120,000 for trash and recyclables curbside pickup. Selectperson Judy Diaz said she had questions she needed answered and wanted them to be discussed with...
    Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer
  • American Legion Baseball: Pastime cruises past Gardiner, 14-5 June 27, 2017
    AUBURN — Pastime Club has enough speed up and down its lineup to keep the opposition on its toes regardless of how well it is swinging the bats. When Pastime is able to combine its athleticism with a deluge of hits — as it did with a baker's dozen Monday — look ...
    Randy Whitehouse, Staff Writer
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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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