Norway Planning Board considers site walk of cottage


NORWAY — The Planning Board will make a site visit to Norway Lake after the new year to see if it’s possible to move a cottage in order to possibly rebuild it. Gary Crowell, who represented the owners of a house at 23 Dinsmore Way — Erick Bourbon and Pamela Booden — met with the […]

Norway Opera House won’t be getting $200,000 grant


NORWAY — The request for a $200,000 federal grant to repair the back wall and roof of the Norway Opera House on Main Street has been turned down. The money was sought from the Northern Border Regional Commission, said Dennis Gray, president of the Norway Opera House Corp., which owns the 1894 brick structure. The […]

Oxford Casino to complete expansion by the new year


OXFORD — An expansion at Oxford Casino that adds 58 slot machines and four table games, including two for high-stakes players, will be finished in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to a casino spokesperson. The $3.2 million expansion was announced in August, shortly after Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc. finalized its purchase of the Route […]

Oxford family dealing with aftermath of November fire


OXFORD — Since their home was destroyed by fire last month, Sally Courtney and her family have struggled to put a roof over their heads and now face spending the winter in a three-bedroom camp near Hogan Pond. Courtney shares the camp with her daughters, sons, son-in-law and grandchildren. Eight people, including a 4-month-old baby, a […]