Norway hopes to attract more stores By Amanda Johnson NORWAY—The most challenging time for small businesses in Norway are the spring and winter months when summer residents and vacationers have returned home, and the cold and slippery roads make it difficult for people to drive, John Williams, executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of […]
By Amanda Johnson NORWAY— Barbara Allen, head of community relations at Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH), confirmed Tuesday that the hospital will construct a new medical office building on land that it owns behind Cafe Nomad on Pikes Hill in Norway—at the site of the former Cummings Mill. This could put a halt to Otisfield resident […]
Work will be done on the office beginning Monday so customers will not be able to enter the building. If you come to the furthest window on Pikes Hill Road toward Canal Street we will be happy to help you. Please call us with any questions or concerns at 743-7011. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Amanda Johnson NORWAY/PARIS—If Norway and Paris chooses to jump on the single-stream recycling bandwagon, three employees that separate the recycling will lose their jobs. A single-stream recycling program introduced by Oxford County Regional Recycling will be starting at the beginning of 2015. Norway has not made any decision yet as to whether or not […]
By Erin Place PARIS—Gray skies were the backdrop Tuesday morning as Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies picketed in front of the superior courthouse in South Paris, bringing to light stalled contract negotiations with county commissioners and other points of contention they have with the sheriff’s office. Around 8:30 a.m. at 26 Western Ave., eight deputies were […]
By Erin Place NORWAY—A vacant antique store at the north end of Main Street in Norway was razed recently to make way for more green space for a local farmers market. Everett Excavation of South Paris pulled down the former Norm’s Trash and Treasure at 79 Main St. on July 4 at the behest of […]
By Amanda Johnson NORWAY—”It’s not just the art show,” says Lisa Moore, a committee coordinator of the Norway Arts Festival, adding that there are plenty of different kinds of art —from music to theater to readings— that are showing this year. Thousands of artists, art observers, performers and locals are expected to flock to the 47th […]
By Erin Place BETHEL—From slabs with dark to lime green outer rings surrounding vibrant pink centers to deep dark brown scepters with swirling whiteish-crystal innards to jagged purple clusters forming cave dioramas and light blue to almost turquoise facets—all of these natural wonders and more can been seen at the 53rd Western Maine Gem, […]
By Amanda Johnson NORWAY—It’s a bumpy ride across Norway with many roads in poor condition, but those driving down Route 118 will eventually find a smooth ride ahead—despite a recent stall in a project that means to repair it. For the past few weeks, the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) has been working on […]
NORWAY- Main Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Arts Festival, not all four days as reported in this week’s paper. The newspaper regrets the error in this week’s Arts Festival article.