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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  • Councilors OK $8.81M municipal budget June 28, 2017
    LISBON — Councilors on Tuesday passed a municipal budget of $8.81 million, a $204,880 increase from the 2016-17 budget. The most recent addition to this budget is $8,000 for wages and benefits for a new police officer if the town is awarded the Community Oriented Policing Services gr...
    Hannah Holden, Special to the Sun Journal
  • Auburn woman 'shaken' in turnpike crash June 28, 2017
    GRAY — An Auburn woman was transported to a hospital Tuesday, after her vehicle and another collided on the Maine Turnpike, Maine State Police Cpl. Joe Bureau said. Kandace Poirier lost control of a Ford Explorer SUV and it flipped, sideswiping a Kia sedan driven by Robin Bennett of ...
  • Police log June 28, 2017
    Auburn • Jessie Hatcher, 30, of 28 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, operating after license suspended, 7:12 p.m. Monday on Court Street. Lewiston • Dixon Dilodovico, 20, of 7 Elaine Ave., on a warrant, 7:15 p.m. Monday on Sabattus Street. • Justin Elsman, 33,...
  • What would a state shutdown look like? June 28, 2017
    Long lines at city and town halls, like this one in Lewiston on Tuesday afternoon, are predicted to get longer with the impending state shutdown.
    Staff report
  • Former state worker recalls 1991 government shutdown June 28, 2017
    PARIS — Shawn Yardley, CEO of Community Concepts, a social service agency serving Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties, remembers the two-week shutdown in 1991 when he worked for the state as regional director of child welfare. "We were told they couldn't share (shutdown) plans...
    Lindsay Tice, Staff Writer
  • New Saddleback owner: Local or from away? We'll find out Wednesday June 27, 2017
    SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Saddleback Mountain will announce new owners Wednesday. Now the burning question: Who bought it? A news release late Tuesday afternoon announced a mountaintop event Wednesday morning to meet "the future owners of Saddleback Maine along with members of ...
    Kathryn Skelton, Staff Writer
  • Fake Time Magazine cover with Donald Trump hangs in his golf clubs June 27, 2017
    The framed copy of Time Magazine was hung up in at least four of President Trump's golf clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. "Donald Trump: The 'Apprentice' is a television smash!" the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, ther...
    David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post
  • Rangeley voters to reconsider property tax levy article June 27, 2017
    RANGELEY — Residents at a special town meeting Thursday will be asked to reconsider increasing the municipality's property tax levy limit by $218,895. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Voters rejected the article June 13 b...
    Donna M. Perry, 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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