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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  • Study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says costs outweigh benefits June 26, 2017
    When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the oppos...
    Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post
  • Anthem predicts thousands will leave health care market June 26, 2017
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A major health insurance provider in Maine is predicting enrollment in the state's Affordable Care Act insurance market will drop. The Portland Press Herald reports Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield foresees an 11 perc...
    The Associated Press
  • Phillips woman accused of stealing from Grant's Camps June 26, 2017
    STETSON TOWNSHIP — A Phillips woman is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from Grant's Camps on Kennebago Lake in Penobscot County. The owners of the camp reported on Wednesday that Deborah Vitrano, 35, manager of the business, had been making out unauthorized checks and making un...
  • Supreme Court to take case of Colorado baker who wouldn't sell wedding cake to gay couple June 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado's...
    Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
  • Supreme Court sides with church seeking state funds for playground June 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court concluded its work for this session on Monday siding with religious institutions in a major church-state decision. The court ruled 7-2 that religious institutions may not be excluded from state programs with a secular intent — in this case, making...
    Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
  • Supreme Court allows travel ban, plans to hear arguments in October June 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controve...
    The Associated Press
  • Three boys charged with arson in Sanford mill fire June 26, 2017
    SANFORD (AP) — The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office says three boys have been charged with arson in connection with the fire that destroyed an abandoned mill over the weekend...
    The Associated Press
  • Maine gas prices drop 3.5 cents June 26, 2017
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices continue to drop in northern New England. The latest GasBuddy.com survey of Vermont gas stations shows the average price of gas went down 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, to $2.28. The price in Maine went down 3.5 cents to $2.23 a gallon and it w...
    The Associated Press
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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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