Buckfield should focus on communication, development

BUCKFIELD — Those who participated in the government analysis project hearing, agreed communication and economic development were the names of the game. There were nearly 20...

Harrison town manager retires … again

HARRISON — After seven years at the helm of the "Friendly Village," Harrison Town Manager George “Bud” Finch has decided to retire once again –...



New director to expand college access for Oxford Hills residents

PARIS — Newly appointed University Center Director Jim Bradley says he wants to expand local access to higher education to residents in the Oxford Hills. “Today’s...
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  • Therapists turning to tech for help preventing teen suicide September 25, 2017
    In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children's Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet. Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation and bullying. ...
    Peter Holley, The Washington Post
  • Lewiston volunteer heading to Puerto Rico with Red Cross team September 25, 2017
    A team of American Red Cross volunteers are to leave Maine on Monday for Puerto Rico, where they will help with disaster response in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The five members of the Puerto Rico team will first fly to Atlanta for orientation, then go to Puerto Rico either Tues...
    Gillian Graham, Portland Press Herald
  • Jay woman killed when her motorcycle hits pole September 25, 2017
    LIVERMORE FALLS — A Jay woman was killed Monday morning when she lost control of the motorcycle she was driving and hit a utility pole on Main Street/Route 4, police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Monday afternoon. Breanne Hewins, 40, was heading north on the road apparently at a high...
    The Associated Press
  • North Korea official says Trump has 'declared war' on his country September 25, 2017
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters that what he called Tru...
    The Associated Press
  • Susan Collins offers no sign she will support GOP health care plan September 25, 2017
    There is no sign that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has any intention of voting for a Republican health care measure despite a proposed adjustment in its terms that would funnel 43 percent more money to Maine’s Medicaid allotment between 2020 and 2026. Without her backi...
    Steve Collins, Staff Writer
  • Man shot in abdomen in Lewiston September 25, 2017
    UPDATED 1 p.m. LEWISTON — Lewiston Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Holland Street. They said a man was shot in the abdomen and found in the roadway just before 1:30 a.m. Monday in the area of 164 Holland St. Police are not releasin...
    Staff Report
  • Fly-in to commemorate Lindbergh's landing on Old Orchard Beach September 25, 2017
    OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — A Maine high school student has organized a fly-in on Old Orchard Beach to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's surprise landing. The Portland Press Herald reported ( ) 15-year-old Chase Walker scheduled the event for S...
    The Associated Press
  • Analysis: Donald Trump revels in latest war of words with NFL September 25, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama — personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making. And his feud with the NFL shows no signs of abating, with the president tweeting early Monday morning: "The issue of k...
    Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
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Norway Opera House Corporation seeking feasibility study

NORWAY — Dennis Gray, the president of the Norway Opera House Corp., said that the corporation hopes that a feasibility study later this year will...

Wood-fired pizza coming to Paris?

PARIS — After roughly 10 years of standing vacant, the old Paris Farmers Union building will once again bustle with activity when 21 Taps Wood...

‘Pot’ attorneys set to face off in the town of Oxford

OXFORD — Attorneys representing the applicant for the town's third and final medical marijuana permit, the party leasing the property and the town's attorney are...

Doughboys Variety in Paris closing, new owner sought to reopen business

PARIS — A life-changing event – the death of his father – is forcing David Haskell Jr. to close Doughboys Variety. But hopefully the store...

Proposed Speedway restaurant to get site walk next week in Oxford

OXFORD — The Planning Board will conduct a site walk on Thursday, July 27, at 5 p.m. after members expressed concern about ensuring restaurant parking...
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