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Randy Houser to fill in for Montgomery Gentry at Oxford County...

By Steve Sherlock OXFORD — Officials from the Oxford County Fair announced Thursday, Sept. 14, that country singer Randy Houser will fill in Saturday for...

Taxes go up again in Oxford

OXFORD — Increases in the SAD 17 budget and expenses at the Waste Water Treatment Facility are being blamed for this fiscal year's $1.50...

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Schools

New director to expand college access for Oxford Hills residents

PARIS — Newly appointed University Center Director Jim Bradley says he wants to expand local access to higher education to residents in the Oxford Hills. “Today’s...
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  • Civil War Tragedy Descendants, Framing Recommendation September 20, 2017
    DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Great Hanging Memorial Foundation of Gainesville, Texas is launching a search for descendants of those affected by a Civil War tragedy known as the “Great Hanging," the largest extrajudicial mass execution in United States history. When Te...
  • Despite promise to stop, man resumes watching pornography September 20, 2017
    DEAR ABBY: Can you tell me why men watch porn? My husband watches porn on the computer at all hours of the night. When I found out about it six months ago, he promised he would stop doing it, but I just realized that he still goes online and watches it when I'm asleep at […]
  • Is low body temperature a cause for concern? September 20, 2017
    DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old female with an often low body temperature. I feel very warm, like I have a fever, but when I take my temperature it can be as low as 95 or 96. This has happened several times. I've heard that a low temp is just the same as a […]
  • Woman killed in Auburn crash September 20, 2017
    AUBURN — A woman was killed late Tuesday night when her van slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on Washington Street, just off the Auburn exit of the Maine Turnpike, according to a news release from state police. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland s...
    Staff report
  • 'The sound was so awful' September 20, 2017
    Hurricane Irma has come and gone, but the wreckage it left behind will resonate for a long time, and former and current Mainers living in Florida are feeling its impact.  The Category 4 storm dropped on the southeast coast Sept. 10 with 130 mph winds. Bonnie Rousseau was born a...
    Amanda Cullen, Staff Writer
  • Wales teen among the few Mainers who race downhill mountain bikes September 20, 2017
    The first year of racing downhill mountain bikes has not gone as smoothly as Alex Deditch (or his mother) would have hoped.  "When you're in the race, things don't always go as planned," said the 15-year-old teen from Wales.  That could go for getting to the race as well. ...
    Daryn Slover, Staff Photographer
  • Girls' soccer: Oxford Hills overwhelms Leavitt, 6-3 September 20, 2017
    PARIS — Oxford Hills had one player it had to key on from Leavitt's offensive attack. The Hornets, meanwhile, had two Vikings they had to keep their eyes on. Each of those targeted players scored twice, and the Vikings' double trouble led to them doubling up the visiting Hornets, 6-3...
    Wil Kramlich, Staff Writer
  • Field hockey: Mt. Blue cuts stubborn Cony loose September 20, 2017
    FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue coach Jody Harmon said her Cougars appeared to be watching the game instead of passing and putting the ball in the net against Cony in the first half of a field hockey game. No worries. The Cougars figured it out and punched in three second-half goals aga...
    Tony Blasi, Staff Editor
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Business

Norway Opera House Corporation seeking feasibility study

NORWAY — Dennis Gray, the president of the Norway Opera House Corp., said that the corporation hopes that a feasibility study later this year will...

Wood-fired pizza coming to Paris?

PARIS — After roughly 10 years of standing vacant, the old Paris Farmers Union building will once again bustle with activity when 21 Taps Wood...

‘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...
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