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Two pedestrians killed crossing from Oxford Casino to Hampton Inn

OXFORD — Oxford Police identified two Rhode Island men killed Tuesday night, July 25, in a double fatal accident on the Route 26 crossing between...

Sumner house struck by vehicle for second time in three months

SUMNER — On the night of Monday, July 17, a blue Chevy pick-up truck collided with the front of a house located at 1224 Main...

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Schools

SAD 17 to get $1M in state funds

PARIS — The Oxford Hills School District is set to receive more than $1 million in additional state funding, but there are consequences that come...
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  • Crash on Route 26 in Oxford leaves two dead July 26, 2017
    Oxford Police are investigating a double fatal accident on Route 26 that happened just shy of 11 p.m. Tuesday night in the roadway between the Oxford Casino and the Hampton Inn across the street. Oxford Police Chief Jon Tibbetts confirmed late Tuesday night that the accident between a pick...
    Staff report
  • Proposed $33.9 million RSU 9 budget passes first hurdle July 26, 2017
    FARMINGTON — It was a night of amendments and several written ballots as Regional School Unit 9 voters passed a proposed $33.9 million vote Tuesday. It factors in additional state revenues for education. It will go to a referendum validation vote in each of the district's 10 towns Au...
    Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer
  • Newcomer Dornes holds off veteran Sisk for Maine Open title July 25, 2017
    MANCHESTER — James Dornes was two years old when Geoffrey Sisk won his first and only Maine Open in 1996. Dornes started and finished his first Maine Open like a wily veteran to hold off Sisk and win by two strokes at the Augusta Country Club on Tuesday. A 23-year-old Lan...
    Randy Whitehouse, Staff Writer
  • Maine Women's Amateur: Creech pulls ahead of Plourde heading into final round July 25, 2017
    AUBURN — The pressure began to mount in the second round of the Maine Women's Amateur Golf Championship on Tuesday. It just didn't seem to affect two-time defending champion Staci Creech. It's not to say Creech had an easy round. Just the opposite. But Creech kept her cool whe...
    Wil Kramlich, Staff Writer
  • Witnesses say convicted murderer confessed he acted alone July 25, 2017
    Brad Chesnel enters the Androscoggin County Superior courtroom in Auburn on Tuesday. Chesnel is serving a life sentence for beating a man to death in a 1997 robbery at a Lewiston motel.
    Christopher Williams, Staff Writer
  • Donald Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire July 25, 2017
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering. Parents, former Scouts and others were furious after Trump railed against his enemies, promoted his po...
    JOHN RA and KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press
  • Police investigate burglaries at church, vehicle in Livermore Falls July 25, 2017
    LIVERMORE FALLS — Police are investigating a break-in at the First Baptist Church on Church Street and a motor vehicle burglary on Monroe Street between Sunday night and Monday morning. The church burglar pried open a window to the donation room and took eight four-packs of...
    Staff report
  • Auburn girl reported missing July 25, 2017
    AUBURN — The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager. Trinity Nave, 15, of Auburn, was last seen at her residence Sunday at 11 p.m., police said in a news release. Police described Nave as white, about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and we...
    Staff report
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Business

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...

Sun Media Group sold to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower

By Kathryn Skelton LEWISTON — After four generations of ownership, the Costello family announced Monday, July 17, that it's selling the Sun Journal and 16...

Otisfield Planning Board to hold site walk for proposed outdoor shooting...

OTISFIELD — The Planning Board will do a site walk of a pit off of Station Road on Tuesday, July 11, where a firearms training...

11th lien since January filed against Hampton Inn in Oxford

OXFORD — Once again the Hampton Inn is facing a lien. Electrical Maintenance & Installation Inc. of Portland has placed a lien against the Hampton Inn...
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