Dempsey Center offers Tai Chi workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering free Tai Chi workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “Tai Chi for Balance” will take place Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell Street in Lewiston. Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that combines gentle exercise, […]

Harrison Parks & Rec. offers senior activities

HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec. first Senior Social of the New Year kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 7at the fire station community room from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This social is being sponsored by the Harrison Lion’s Club so there is no cost to attend. There will be a special performance by the Harrison Village Library at 12:30 p.m. […]

Oxford County jail log

Thursday, Dec. 19 18:25 – Trinity D. Wilson, born 5-4-76, of 105 Averill Hill Rd., Dixfield, was arrested on Main St. by Mexico Police Officer Holli Pullen and charged with Leaving Scene of PD Accident, OAS, Possession W,X,Y Drug, Failure to Submit to Arrest/Detention and Tampering With Evidence. 22:04 – Patrick Ferrell, born 10-23-68, of 53 Main […]

Pets perish in Buckfield house fire


By Peter McGuire BUCKFIELD — Firefighters from seven towns spent hours Thursday night battling a fire that destroyed a two-story home on Paris Hill Road The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. at 362 Paris Hill Road. Crews arriving at the scene found an attached garage fully engulfed in flames that were rapidly spreading to the […]

A tour on the rocks

In 1948 a group of rock collectors sat down in  a Rumford house and created the Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association. Sixty-five years later there are well over 100 members of the club. Every year we hold a show in July featuring gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry.  We award two annual scholarships to local […]

Imagine a New Year’s resolution that makes a difference

n the popular original television series and later the big screen hits, Captain Kirk from Star Trek had a knack for being able to swing around a moon or two, go back in time, and alter the consequences of a previous action. He did it in “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” where he and […]

Clubs & Meetings

Bethel Senior Citizens BETHEL — On Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. the Bethel Senior Citizens Club will meet at the Bethel Methodist Church for a meeting and potluck dinner. Members will bring a dish to share and also bring items for the auction. The dues of $3 are due at this meeting and new […]


Thursday, Jan. 2 Paris ATV Club— 7 p.m. Otisfield Selectboard— 7 p.m. Norway Selectboard— 7 p.m. Oxford Selectboard— 6:30 p.m.   Monday, Jan. 6 Paris Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance @ Fire Station— 7 p.m. Paris Recreation— 6;30 p.m.   Tuesday, Jan. 7 Paris Conservation Committee— 7 p.m. Buckfield Selectboard— 6:30 p.m.   Wednesday, […]

Towns gear up for health-insurance requirements

By Christopher Crosby AREA— As key provisions of the Affordable Care Act came into effect Jan. 1, small towns across the country are grappling with ways to implement the necessary changes in order to comply with the new health care regulations. Many are facing the same predicament that forced Oxford’s hand last week when selectmen voted […]

Frozen wonderland


By Christopher Crosby COLD GLASS— Freezing rain just before Christmas coated much of Maine in ice, and the spectacular, dazzling beauty was cold comfort to as many as 123,000 residents without power over the holiday.