Anonymous tip service to halt underage drinking

Months ago, an anonymous tip texting system was created through a grant provided to the Oxford County Sherriff’s Office, and since it’s creation it hasn’t gained much attention. Although there has only been one tip sent to the sheriff’s office since it’s creation, local community coordinators are pushing for it’s popularity to spread through Oxford […]

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 […]

Planning Board member resigns, board seeking applicants

By Amanda Johnson SUMNER— Selectmen recently announced the resignation of Planning Board member Ricky Beaudet, and discussed filling the empty position. Beaudet send the board a letter, informing the members that he will be leaving his position on the Sumner Planning Board. Due to Beaudet’s increase of work, he will be leaving his full-time position […]

Advertiser Democrat looking for freelance writer

An opportunity has opened up at the Advertiser Democrat for a freelance writer for two of the columns in our weekly paper. Both segments are great opportunities to become involved with members of the Oxford Hills community and gain a first-hand experience with community journalism. The first segment of the paper would be Person on […]

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 […]

Two bodies found in rubble from burned home

bodies found in fire in sumner

SUMNER- Two bodies from a Barrows Road fire in Sumner last night have been found, according to the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire marshal’s office said that the bodies were found in a state beyond identification beneath the rubble of the destroyed home. They have been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office […]