Smartphone app could bring town information to residents’ fingertips

PARIS— The look is familiar: head lowered, hands at belly-button level, fingers blazing as they type on a three-inch LCD screen; a smartphone is being used to communicate information. As usage booms in the United States, apps for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pandora encourage users to freely share their life on customizable platforms. The Town […]

A peek into this week – Feb. 27, 2014

Ecstasy and agony, bitter and sweet: these words resonated this week for Oxford Hills basketball fans, as both the boys and girls Vikings basketball teams played in the Eastern Championships. With a shot at the state finals on the line, fans cheered as the Lady Vikings dominated Edward Little in a 54-34 win…only to feel […]

Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month fight for your love

Valentine’s Day has passed. For some, it’s a relief. For the singles in the world, it’s a day to be reminded of the lack of a significant other, during which many of those singles buy themselves roses, chocolates, or both. Then maybe they’ll spend the evening wearing the biggest and coziest pair of sweat pants […]

Can this winter just be over, already?

What is it with Maine and it’s brutal winters? As the most North-Eastern state in the country, we’ve been getting pounded by wintry mixes of snow, sleet, rain and ice all winter. And not to burst your bubble, but we’ve still got about another month of this. The groundhog had to see his shadow and […]

We’ve been spoiled by their success

There is no greater feeling than that of a small town when one of its sports teams achieves great things. We’ve grown accustomed this year to the girls and boys basketball teams from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School having a great year. Both squads have demonstrated an uncanny knack for doing what it takes to […]

Past inspires student to give back

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING— Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School senior Sam O'Connor stands with members of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, where he's gathered to promote the Coat Room, volunteer non-profit aiming to put winter clothing in the hands of needy residents.

PARIS— It’s vacation for students across Maine, a time for extra sleep, video games, friends and, well just about anything unrelated to school. The pressure of submitting college applications and nervously biting fingernails; of spending every waking moment with friends whom in months will depart for out-of-state schools; of sports and grades. All of these, […]

Sumner will tackle rough roads

SUMNER— The selectboard acknowledged a letter of complaint at their Feb. 25 meeting, from an individual complaining about two roads in town that are in bad shape. The two roads cited, Redding road and Black Mountain Road, have been in rough condition with large ice pot holes. Although Black Mountain Road has improved, according to […]

Oxford to post roads against heavy trucks

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OXFORD— Certain town roads will be closed to heavy truck traffic for a few months this spring to prevent damage to the roadbed. Selectmen last Thursday announced restrictions on select roads to all vehicles weighing 23,000 pounds and over. The measures will be in place from March 3 until May 15. By law, Maine town’s […]