No Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership

To the Editor: We The People must regain and retain control of all trade treaties and agreements. It must never come to pass that corporations can challenge the supremacy of the living breathing citizens of America. Seabury Lyon Bethel

Charters are not needed

To the Editor: Your editorial “Charter Schools in Maine are like the sharks sizing up the prey” was spot on. The Charter school concept drains money from the local school system. In these hard economic times, when schools struggle to maintain the programs and activities that many in our communities have come to accept as […]

Did casino pick its poor?

To the Editor: I was a bit upset with the Oxford Casino for picking and choosing food pantry recipients!  Do they not realize that people from Harrison, Naples, Bridgton, Sweden and other food pantries in the area also go to Oxford Casino to gamble and spend their hard earned money? Why was Oxford, Poland, Norway, […]

If you hear someone say global warming, ignore them

Let us be the first in 2014 to write the obituary for the global warming argument. It’s dead. At least it is for now. The frigid temperature readings we’ve experienced lately are all the proof some people need to show the entire global warming debate is a man-made concoction filled with holes. This is clearly […]

Vikings girls height too much for Brewer

FLOOR GENERAL - Oxford Hills point guard Kersey Goyette (2) moves the ball up the floor against Brewer Courtney Pearson (24) during a basketball game this past Saturday night at Oxford Hills. The Vinkings defeated Brewer 42-20.

It didn’t take long for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School girls basketball coach Nate Pelletier to formulate a game plan before Saturday night’s game against the Brewer Witches. Take it inside. With a noticeable height advantage against a smaller opponent, the Vikings defeated Brewer 42-20. Where the Vikings fell short on the outside shooting end […]

Boys’ 5th/6th grade travel team games

AREA — Recent boys’ fifth/sixth grade travel team games in the Western Maine Youth Basketball League include the following: Week 1 Oak Hill 40 Rumford 37 High scorers for Oak Hill were Gavin Rawstron and Caleb Leighton, each with 10 points. For Rumford, Cooper Davis had 11 points and Casey Cormier had 10 points. Turner  56  […]

Jan. 5 girls’ games in the WMYBL

AREA — Recent fifth and sixth grade girls’ games in the Western Maine Youth Basketball League include the following: Lewiston 59 Rumford 20 (make up game) Top scorers for Lewiston were Jordyn Rubin with 24 points and Maddie Foster with 12 points. ForRumford, Saydie Garbarini had 10 points and Rylee Sevigny had eight points. Oxford Hills 5th […]



HIT THE ICE—  Cats 4, Westbrook 1. #17 Westbrook Blazes (left) Matt Kelbey, #12 Ice Cats (right) Nick Bowie.

Bryant Pond

By Alice Hoyt BRYANT POND — Sunday services at the Baptist Church are Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Ladies Coffee Cup Devotions is Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. Fellowship Sunday will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, and there will be a luncheon following the morning service. The annual business meeting will be Monday, […]

Otisfield Community Lunch

OTISFIELD — The Otisfield Community Lunch and Book Swap will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is free but donations are accepted. The Otisfield Community Hall is closed until mid February so please note the Community Lunch will be held at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church on Rayville Road. […]