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Buckfield fiscal ’18 mil rate could rise

BUCKFIELD — Selectmen and the Budget Committee met jointly on Monday, May 15, to discuss the proposed fiscal 2018 budget that has a projected mil...

Former Buckfield library director wins unemployment appeal with DOL

BUCKFIELD — After initially being denied unemployment benefits, the former Buckfield library director won her appeal with the Department of Labor, which  ruled she was...

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Schools

Students build classroom for Agnes Gray

WEST PARIS — Students at Agnes Gray Elementary School may soon learn some of their lessons in an outdoor classroom. “It's pretty special,” said Principal Elizabeth...
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  • Man puts out a welcome mat only for his side of the family May 25, 2017
    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he treats my family and friends very different compared to how he treats his own. A few months ago, my sister called me at 9 p.m. She was driving through on her way to Florida with her 7-year-old daughter and had been trying […]
  • Spasm diagnosed by measuring pressure in esophagus May 25, 2017
    DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old woman. For many years, or even decades (but infrequently, like every few months), I have experienced sudden chest pressure or tightness while eating my evening meal. Out of the blue, I feel extreme pressure or tightness in my chest, and I must stop eating...
  • Leeds man accused of breaking into C.N. Brown in Jay May 25, 2017
    JAY — A Leeds man is accused of breaking into C.N. Brown on Main Street late Tuesday night. Michael Worth, 30, was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief, after he turned himself in to the Livermore Falls Police Department, Jay Police Chief Richard Caton ...
    Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer
  • Police log May 25, 2017
    Charges Auburn • Emily Taylor Kiesow, 43, listed as transient, on charges of theft, 6:19 p.m. Tuesday at 550 Center St. Lewiston • Mouamed Mouamed, 19, of 135½ Bartlett St., on charges of refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of release...
  • Franklin County panel cuts $18,750 from proposed $6.2 million budget May 25, 2017
    FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Budget Advisory Committee on Wednesday upheld commissioners' decision to cut $148,130 in social service agency requests, and reduced a proposed $6.2 million budget by $18,750. Several county residents stood silently in the back of the courtroom holdin...
    Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer
  • Bikes for Books at Auburn elementary school May 25, 2017
    Olivia Sawyer, a 7-year-old second-grader, center, smiles after her name was drawn to win a new bicycle during Bikes for Books at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn on Wednesday. One boy and one girl from each grade won a bike, based on the amount of reading they did. Mason James T...
    Daryn Slover, Staff Photographer
  • H.S. Softball: Oak Hill takes down Telstar in five innings May 25, 2017
    WALES — Kylee Martin and Telstar got off on the right foot in Wednesday's game against Oak Hill, with the Rebels' leadoff hitter singling on the first pitch of the game before then moving to third on a sacrifice bunt. Four innings later, Telstar's starting pitcher and the Rebels got ...
    Wil Kramlich, Staff Writer
  • H.S. Baseball: Albert delivers Hornets' fifth win in a row May 25, 2017
    TURNER — Leavitt coach Larry Angello had the hook ready for junior starting pitcher Tim Albert after the fifth inning of Wednesday's KVAC Class B game with Gardiner. "I was ready to take him out and bring in Brian Hewitt," Angello said. "My other three coaches said he's just getting ...
    Randy Whitehouse, Staff Writer
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Business

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...

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...
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