A peek into this week – Jan. 30, 2014

Bummed for a Patriots-less Super Bowl? Read what your neighbors think about the big game on Sunday as you mute the live-action game, eager to watch the real entertainment – the commercials. While fried chicken wings and snacks galore will be feasted on this weekend, residents have two less choices for game-day fare  as local […]

Progress Center auction raising funds for needy residents

PARIS— Online bidding for an auction to raise money to bring free meals to needy and disabled individuals and families is underway. Hosted by the Progress Center’s Community Kitchen, the “Beat the Blahs” auction features donated items from across the community; from tickets to Shawnee Peak and the Clanmore Mountain ski resort, gift certificates to […]

Chamber and SAD 17 link a natural fit

John Williams, executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, loves to use exclamation points in his Chamber Beat column. With the recent news that SAD 17 has joined the Chamber, John can be pardoned for injecting one of the avid grammarian’s favorite features. According to Williams’ column on Page D4 in today’s Advertiser […]

There are lessons to be learned in a Patriots-less Super Bowl

New England Patriots fans, who count among their numbers many Mainers, are understandably down this weekend because their beloved football team is not in the Super Bowl. We share in the anxiety but there is consolation in knowing 30 other NFL teams did not make the marquee game either. If that’s not enough, we all […]

Shaner’s to make way for Family Dollar

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   Owner serves three decades of food, memories By: Christopher Crosby PARIS— Last week, Jack Shaner, owner of South Paris landmark Shaner’s Family Restaurant, confirmed what had been widely rumored about since October: the property and building had been sold to Family Dollar. The decision has been complicated for Shaner. Though a choice “any businessman […]

Forum on the Hebron oil spill scheduled for tonight

HEBRON— Hebron parents will have another opportunity to discuss concerns surrounding December’s oil spill at Hebron Station School in a second forum scheduled for Jan. 30 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the elementary school on 884 Station Road. At the meeting members of the public will receive updated information from DEP and school regarding […]

Association of Churches meal program serves thousands

By: Amanda Johnson AREA—For more than two decades, the Oxford Hills Area Association of Churches has bound together several different churches in Oxford Hills for the greater good of feeding people in the area. Organized in 1991, OHAAC has had three main objectives in mind; promoting better understanding among churches involved, studying the common mission […]

Board puts residents’ safety first with sanding of solid waste facility

By: Amanda Johnson NORWAY— After bad weather that flooded streets with inches-thick of ice, the Norway Selectboard wants to make sure that residents have safe access to the Norway/Paris solid waste facility. Because the solid waste facility is shared between the two neighboring towns, Selectman Russell Newcomb said that it would only seem fair that […]

A peek into this week – Jan. 23, 2014

As the polar vortex descends and temperatures freeze towns across Maine have been feeling the squeeze – sorry for the rhyming – Otisfield joins the chorus of voices worrying over shrinking sand and salt piles. Sand and salt aren’t Otisfield’s only road worries. The town has hired an engineer to come up with a solution […]