Second accident prompts officials to study safety in Oxford

OXFORD — Local and state officials and others will meet at the Oxford Casino and Hampton Inn intersection on Route 26, the site of...

Brad Plante has six months to analyze the town of Buckfield’s...

BUCKFIELD — Brad Plante has embraced the challenge of not only running Buckfield in the interim, but analyzing how the town operates and offering suggestions...



Legion School in West Paris welcomes students once again

WEST PARIS — The Legion Memorial School is set to re-open for students at the end of the month after a seven-year hiatus. “The Legion School...
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  • Celebrating roses in Maine! August 20, 2017
    Maine's most well-known rose, rosa rugosa, is actually an ancient rose from Asia, that found a welcome home along Maine's coast. Throughout history, humans have been enamored with roses. The fragrant blooms, whether lush and velvety or just a mere silken whisper, never fai...
    Karen Schneider, Special to the Sun Journal
  • 'Community forest' considered for Bethel August 20, 2017
    BETHEL — Nonprofits seeking to arrange the purchase of 1,000 acres off the North Road in Bethel for potential use as a “community forest” fielded questions recently on possible recreational uses, costs, lost taxes, gained revenue and other topics. About 45 people attended...
    Alison Aloisio, Staff Editor
  • Talk of the town: Have you been drinking? August 20, 2017
    How DARE you! So "merger" has become the local buzzword that is so emotionally charged it's guaranteed to rile people no matter what the context or location. See a happy family enjoying a picnic in the city park? Just mutter "merger" and watch the fireworks. Ol' dad, bounc...
    Mark LaFlamme
  • Comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies August 20, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about...
    Associated Press
  • Restoration of historic schooner aims for spring relaunch August 20, 2017
    BATH — The Mary E has a storied past on the banks of the Kennebec. The two-masted clipper schooner was constructed by shipbuilder Thomas Hagan in 1906 in a Houghton shipyard, where Bath Iron Works now stands. After sinking in the 1960s, the vessel returned to Bath for restoration bef...
    Alex Lear, Staff Writer
  • New Sharon celebrates Prince Baker Day August 20, 2017
    Regional School Unit 9 Superintendent Tom Ward prepares to get dunked on Saturday after Adam Meng of New Sharon hits the target at Prince Baker Day in New Sharon. Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols, center, watches after being dunked several times. The second annual festival mixed the town's h...
    Ann Bryant, Staff Writer
  • White takes top spot for 13th consecutive year at timber event August 20, 2017
    PHILLIPS —  The early Saturday morning fog cleared by 9 a.m., but the field and parking lot on Route 4 were still wet from the heavy Friday downpours. 
    Valerie Tucker, Special to the Sun Journal
  • Culture of Compassion helps numerous families in need August 19, 2017
    RUMFORD — Great weather on Saturday led to a terrific turnout for the sixth annual Culture of Compassion giveaway at DARE Field. More than 60 volunteers with the Praise Assembly of God Church worked at the three-hour event, which offers free school supplies, gently used clothing...
    Bruce Farrin, Staff Editor
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‘Pot’ attorneys set to face off in the town of Oxford

OXFORD — Attorneys representing the applicant for the town's third and final medical marijuana permit, the party leasing the property and the town's attorney are...

Doughboys Variety in Paris closing, new owner sought to reopen business

PARIS — A life-changing event – the death of his father – is forcing David Haskell Jr. to close Doughboys Variety. But hopefully the store...

Proposed Speedway restaurant to get site walk next week in Oxford

OXFORD — The Planning Board will conduct a site walk on Thursday, July 27, at 5 p.m. after members expressed concern about ensuring restaurant parking...

Sun Media Group sold to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower

By Kathryn Skelton LEWISTON — After four generations of ownership, the Costello family announced Monday, July 17, that it's selling the Sun Journal and 16...

Otisfield Planning Board to hold site walk for proposed outdoor shooting...

OTISFIELD — The Planning Board will do a site walk of a pit off of Station Road on Tuesday, July 11, where a firearms training...
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