A peek into this week – Feb. 13, 2014

There’s likely a long list of people who wish the nor’easter could be pushed ahead into the far future: sports teams, commuters, exhaust highway crews and their budget-strapped towns. On a much smaller list though, are people who’d hoped for it to come summer. Our top contender ? The eight suspects across Oxford County arrested […]

Selectmen consider buying fifth bin for garbage overflow

HEBRON—As of last Saturday, Selectman Dan Eichorn noticed that all four garbage bins at the solid waste facility in town were filled. This news sparked discussion among the board as to if they should purchase another bin. “If we need to purchase another dumpster, now would be the time to do it before the town […]

Bike Maine will ‘bring influx of people’ to Norway businesses

BIKE SHOP— Green Machine Bike Shop's hanging bike is decorated with lights. When Bike Maine comes to Norway this fall, it will more than likely be a popular stop for bikers and bikers' families.

By: Amanda Johnson NORWAY—Selectman Bruce Cook announced at the recent selectboard meeting that Bike Maine has chosen to make stops in Norway this September. Back in December, Cook brought up the possibility of Bike Maine choosing Norway as a stop along their trek through Maine. The weekend of Sept. 7, individuals involved in Bike Maine […]

Oxford given a fire station, plans to build a new building

BIG GIFT, PLANS— The North-end fire station was donated to Oxford after leasing the property for nearly four decades from Bob Bahre. The town plans to build a new station on the site to accommodate a growing population.

By: Christopher Crosby OXFORD— Plans to construct a new auxiliary fire station were given a boost after a local millionaire donated the current station and property to the town. Last Thursday, selectmen approved the donation of the North End Fire Station and its property, situated at the corner of Pottle and Coldwater Brook roads, from […]

Be vigilant toward our precious wetlands

Western Maine dodged a bullet this past Christmas Eve, at the very height of the holidays when most Mainers were distracted and the last thing people were thinking about was an environmental disturbance in their backyard. Based on initial findings, it may be Spring before it can be determined whether the environment is no longer […]

Revenue sharing cuts have towns across Oxford County worried

AREA—Last week members of the Maine House of Representatives passed a bill that would restore $40 million in municipal revenue sharing – funds the state has appropriated to municipalities for four decades – despite assurances from Gov. Paul LePage that any bill which does not include an equivalent amount in spending cuts, would be vetoed. […]

Selectmen ask for input on zoning rules

PARIS— Selectmen are asking for citizen’s comments on a proposed land-use ordinance by no later than Thursday, Feb. 20. A forum on the proposed Land Use Ordinance, three years in the making, produced a divided response among the 30 residents who gathered on Feb. 3 for the first round of questions with selectmen and members of […]