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...



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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  • Family communication gap is sparked by dad's disapproval June 24, 2017
    DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn't approve, my brother made the plans behind our back and told Dad in an email. He also didn't mention that they were moving until a week before t...
  • Andover Fire Department lacking manpower, ex-selectman says June 24, 2017
    Prior Andover Selectman and volunteer Firefighter Jim Adler said that the lack of dependable volunteer firefighters in his town is a real problem. Also at issue, in his opinion, is that there is only one Fire Engine truck and rescue vehicle available for emergencies. Adler stands in front of Engi...
    Marianne Hutchinson, Staff Writer
  • Lewiston's Isaiah Harris reaches 800-meter final at USATF national meet June 24, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lewiston native and Penn State sophomore Isaiah Harris continued his spectacular season Friday night by advancing to the final in the 800-meter run at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. Harris, who won his qualifying heat T...
    Justin Pelletier, Managing Editor Nights/Sports
  • Video: Large fire burns down historic mill in Sanford June 24, 2017
    SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Firefighters are mopping up following a dramatic blaze that swept through an abandoned mill in Sanford, Maine, lighting up the night sky. More than 100 firefighters from Maine and New Hampshire responded Friday evening as the fire roared at the Stenton Trust Mil...
    The Associated Press
  • Central Maine BJJ sets out for more belts at Black Fly Tournament June 24, 2017
    LEWISTON — Ezra Mathieu didn't expect to win his division at last year's Black Fly Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament. It wasn't even until a few days before the tournament that he even knew he would be competing. Then, the night before, he stayed up late at a friend's birthday part...
    Wil Kramlich, Staff Writer
  • Police log June 24, 2017
    Charges Lewiston • Georges Dakonsa, 34, of 96 Wood St., on a warrant, 6:53 p.m. Thursday at 242 Lisbon St. • Almon Stevens, 31, of 2 Granine St., on a charge of domestic assault, 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Maine Medical Center. • Brian Grenham, 22, of 10...
  • Buckwheat flatbread mixes tried at Farmington food closet June 23, 2017
    Lauren Moody of Auburn butters and adds maple syrup to buckwheat flatbreads made by the Rev. Paul Dumais at a recent Good Shepherd Food Bank food giveaway at the Share and Care Food Closet in Farmington.
    Ann Bryant, Staff Writer
  • Music legend Nick Knowlton dies June 23, 2017
    An album cover with Nick Knowlton, second from left, when he was part of the rock group Katahdin.
    Chris Williams
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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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