Police unsure if man tried to abduct West Paris student; still searching

WEST PARIS— The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing a man who allegedly appeared at a West Paris home Wednesday morning claiming he was a school driver to pick up a sixth-grade student. Oxford County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Wyman said police were taking the situation seriously though it was too early to determine whether the […]


When poverty really mattered Yesterday (Wednesday, Jan. 15) was the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 20, is the official federal designation of Dr. King’s birthday. (It’s always recognized as a federal holiday the third Monday in January). Dr. King’s championing of the poor and his message of fighting poverty […]

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce recognizes four with 2013 business and community awards

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By Christopher Crosby   PARIS— The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce announced its 2013 Business and Community Award winners. OHCC Executive Director John Williams recognized two local business and two individuals at a press conference held Monday in the chamber’s building on Western Avenue in South Paris. The yearly awards have been ongoing since 1971. […]

Community Concepts receives grant to benefit young parents

By Amanda Johnson   SOUTH PARIS— Community Concepts Family Services has received a grant from MainStreet Foundation for Parent Education to purchase three Real Care Baby 3 dolls to give real-life experiences, teach parental and childcare skills, and infant safety. Grants from the MainStreet Foundation are given to nonprofit agencies that are active participants in […]

Oxford man perishes in fatal home fire

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By Christopher Crosby and Amanda Johnson   OXFORD— An Oxford man was killed in a fire that destroyed his waterfront home on Hogan Pond Lane, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety said. Peter Lowe, 55, who lived alone at 144 Hogan Pond Lane, died in a fire that destroyed his two-story building, […]

Sumner sand and salt problems piling up

By Amanda Johnson   SUMNER— With all of the rain that Sumner has been having, sand that has been placed on the road to thaw ice has flowed to the edges of some of the roads in town and has caused residents concern. At the Selectboard’s Jan. 14 meeting, resident Tom Standard brought up the […]