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Teen rescued after 50-foot fall at Snow Falls in West Paris

WEST PARIS — The mother of the 15-year-old boy who jumped off Snow Falls into the water below and had to be rescued Wednesday evening,...

Visiting Pismo Beach in Oxford? You had better bring a resident...

OXFORD — Guests of taxpayers and residents will only be allowed at Pismo Beach if the resident or taxpayer is present. The Oxford Board of Selectmen...

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Schools

SAD 17 to get $1M in state funds

PARIS — The Oxford Hills School District is set to receive more than $1 million in additional state funding, but there are consequences that come...
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  • McCain's 'no' vote derails Senate's final attempt to repeal Obamacare July 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repea...
    The Associated Press
  • CMP bids for project that would create 145-mile transmission line July 28, 2017
    LEWISTON — Central Maine Power is submitting two bids today for a massive clean energy project in Massachusetts that could trigger the construction of a 145-mile transmission line from Lewiston to the Canadian border. In both bids, power would travel to Massachusetts through the loca...
    Kathryn Skelton, Staff Writer
  • Auburn to correct Civil War Medal of Honor recipient's gravestone July 28, 2017
    AUBURN — His gravestone in Oak Hill Cemetery says he was a Medal of Honor recipient during the Civil War, but Moses C. Hanscom's surname is misspelled on his government-issued veteran's marker. The city of Auburn plans to correct that. Having received a replacement stone, the ...
    Steve Sherlock, Staff Editor
  • Lewiston fire chief sworn in July 28, 2017
    Wally Lowe and Nick Blais greet new Lewiston Fire Chief Brian Stockdale, right, after his swearing-in Thursday at City Hall. The new chief comes from Topsham and was selected after a nationwide search. Stockdale said he is ready to get going and work with all of the people in the department. "I'm...
    ANDREE KEHN
  • Winthrop man attempting to walk across country July 28, 2017
    AUBURN — Liam Burnell left his home in Winthrop two days ago on foot, and on Thursday afternoon was passing through Auburn. He hopes to make it past Portland this weekend. Then he's thinking major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and onward. After writing ...
    Andrew Rice, Staff Writer
  • Chesterville Family Fun Day set for Aug. 12 July 28, 2017
    CHESTERVILLE — The first Chesterville Family Fun Day to be held in years is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, with a rain date of Aug. 13. During the budget process last fall, Kim Lessard asked if money could be raised next year for a townwide event. Selectmen instead added $1,000 to ...
    Pam Harnden, Staff Writer
  • $12.95 budget passes, goes to referendum vote Aug. 8 July 28, 2017
    Dixfield resident Jessica Swan votes on an article that required a written ballot at RSU 56's second budget meeting this summer at Dirigo High School on Thursday night. The $12.95 million budget passed unanimously and goes to a referendum vote Aug. 8. 
    Marianne Hutchinson, Staff Writer
  • Dunkin' Donuts proposed for New Sharon July 28, 2017
    New Sharon Crossing proposes to build a drive-through Dunkin' Donuts and another retail business at the corner where Routes 2 and 27 split. The two houses on the property will be removed.
    Ann Bryant, Staff Writer
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Business

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...

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...
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