Sobriety checkpoint in Paris Friday night

Staff Report PARIS—The Paris Police Department, with assistance from the Oxford County Sheriff’s office, the Oxford Police Department, Norway Police Department, and the Maine State Police, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, on Route 26 in South Paris. The checkpoint will be in place until 3 a.m. Saturday, […]

Breau plays the town green Friday

NORWAY—Singer-guitarist Danny Breau will play a First Friday event at the Norway Town Square, across from the Opera House, on Friday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The local guitar and singing sensation will entertain the crowd with his consummate guitar playing and warm and inviting voice. The public is invited to the […]

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 […]

Chamber and SAD 17 link a natural fit

John Williams, executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, loves to use exclamation points in his Chamber Beat column. With the recent news that SAD 17 has joined the Chamber, John can be pardoned for injecting one of the avid grammarian’s favorite features. According to Williams’ column on Page D4 in today’s Advertiser […]

There are lessons to be learned in a Patriots-less Super Bowl

New England Patriots fans, who count among their numbers many Mainers, are understandably down this weekend because their beloved football team is not in the Super Bowl. We share in the anxiety but there is consolation in knowing 30 other NFL teams did not make the marquee game either. If that’s not enough, we all […]

Owners worry local Norway landmark, restaurant, could close


By Christopher Crosby NORWAY—The Norway Trolley House has a unique history among stops in Western Maine. The passenger rail once slowly plodded from Norway’s and Paris’ residential neighborhoods, electric lines powering its passage, as it brought workers to the booming manufacturing jobs around town. With the rise of automobiles and only a small population to draw […]

No Fast Track for the Trans Pacific Partnership

To the Editor: We The People must regain and retain control of all trade treaties and agreements. It must never come to pass that corporations can challenge the supremacy of the living breathing citizens of America. Seabury Lyon Bethel

Did casino pick its poor?

To the Editor: I was a bit upset with the Oxford Casino for picking and choosing food pantry recipients!  Do they not realize that people from Harrison, Naples, Bridgton, Sweden and other food pantries in the area also go to Oxford Casino to gamble and spend their hard earned money? Why was Oxford, Poland, Norway, […]

If you hear someone say global warming, ignore them

Let us be the first in 2014 to write the obituary for the global warming argument. It’s dead. At least it is for now. The frigid temperature readings we’ve experienced lately are all the proof some people need to show the entire global warming debate is a man-made concoction filled with holes. This is clearly […]

Vikings girls height too much for Brewer

FLOOR GENERAL - Oxford Hills point guard Kersey Goyette (2) moves the ball up the floor against Brewer Courtney Pearson (24) during a basketball game this past Saturday night at Oxford Hills. The Vinkings defeated Brewer 42-20.

It didn’t take long for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School girls basketball coach Nate Pelletier to formulate a game plan before Saturday night’s game against the Brewer Witches. Take it inside. With a noticeable height advantage against a smaller opponent, the Vikings defeated Brewer 42-20. Where the Vikings fell short on the outside shooting end […]