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...



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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  • To best fix nutrition gap, determine what is affecting appetite May 23, 2017
    DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 78-year-old woman, and I don't have the greatest appetite. My doctor has recommended that I take a liquid breakfast drink (like Carnation Instant Breakfast) and vegetable juice along with my regular meals. Are they worth the expense? Do they help nutrition? -- E.I. AN...
  • Lawyer's petition to help friend study is dismissed May 23, 2017
    DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend, ''Samantha,'' whom I met in law school four years ago. We both graduated in 2014. I have passed the bar exam, and so have all our friends from school, but Samantha has not. She was in a bad relationship back in school and planned to marry the guy. […]
  • Police log May 23, 2017
    CHARGES Auburn • Andres Carroll, 36, of 11 Bearce St., disorderly conduct, 9:21 p.m. Sunday at that address. • Case Pepin, 20, of 510 Lincoln St., Lewiston, on a warrant, 12:23 a.m. Monday on Elm Street. • Amanda Hamilton, 28, of 11 Webster St., on warra...
  • Memorial honoring Jayden Cho-Sargent to be unveiled Thursday May 23, 2017
    LEWISTON — City schools Superintendent Bill Webster announced Monday that a memorial honoring Jayden Cho-Sargent will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Jayden's Place Memorial Garden will be part of Sunnyside Park, 132 Winter St. Cho-Sargent, 13, was struck ...
  • Rainy day at the game May 23, 2017
    Madison Day, left, ducked under an umbrella with friends when the softball game she was playing in at the Donald Gouin Athletic Complex in Norway was canceled because of rain Monday afternoon. With Day, watching the boys lacrosse game between Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Brunsw...
    Russ Dillingham, Chief Photographer
  • Five entrepreneurs face off Wednesday for Top Gun LA May 23, 2017
    Five start-ups that include a voting app, remote-grow room technology and a new way to buy a used car online will face off Wednesday night in Top Gun LA's inaugural pitch competition. The businesses are vying for a spot in the statewide pitch-off June 7, and once there, for the $10,000 cas...
    Kathryn Skelton, Staff Writer
  • Legislators eye path for skilled veterans to get better jobs May 23, 2017
    AUGUSTA — Many of the people who serve in the military wind up learning skills that could easily translate into jobs later, except for professional requirements that typically eye a more traditional educational pathway for those seeking a license. For Rep. Jared G...
    Steve Collins, Staff Writer
  • Width restriction on ATV trails stirs controversy May 23, 2017
    People off-roading on public and private trails have recently noticed new signs restricting vehicles that are wider than 60 inches. The signs have caused some uproar among local ATV clubs, although Brian Bronson, supervisor of the Off Road Recreational Vehicle Program for the state, s...
    Liz Marquis, Staff Writer
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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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