Moore takes down opponent to honor coach

(From left) Assistant coach Thomas Langley Jr., Ron Stephens and Norway native and Olympic hopeful Amelia Moore pose for a photo after Moore's victory against Lindsay Kyajohnian on Saturday night at an event put on by the Portland Boxing Club.

PORTLAND—When Norway native Amelia Moore stepped into the boxing ring Saturday night, she knew what she had to do. There was no other option, nor was their a doubt in her mind—she would emerge victorious. She had to—not for herself, but for her coach, Thomas Langley Sr., who was hospitalized at the time of Moore’s […]

Business supporters don’t want to gamble on third casino

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OXFORD—The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce (OHCC) Board of Directors and management at the Oxford Casino have unofficially teamed up for the upcoming legislative session to let politicians know they whole heartedly oppose another casino opening in the state, which they say will negatively affect Western Maine. The board of directors released a letter on […]

Oxford Street closed to through traffic Tuesday

PARIS—Oxford Street in South Paris will be closed all day Tuesday as a crew from the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad fix the railroad crossing. Motorists are asked to use an alternative route on Tuesday while the work is being completed. The work will center around Oxford Street near the Paris town line with Oxford, […]

Dollar store war: Store likely headed to West Paris

By Steve Moore WEST PARIS—What could be called “The Dollar Wars” is coming to Western Maine. While the Dollar General is attempting to take over the Family Dollar chain, which Dollar Tree is also trying to buy, it has announced that five new locations are under construction in Maine and a “Coming Soon” sign has been […]

Norway native fights her way to the Olympics

Norway native Amelia Moore and her coach and trainer ,Thomas Langley Sr., snap a post-win photo after the South Atlantic Regional Golden Gloves Novice Finals at Sugar Ray Gym in Palmer Park, Md.

Amelia Moore hits the ring in Portland on Saturday By Erin Place COLUMBIA, Md.—Norway native and the 2014 Maryland Novice Golden Gloves champion Amelia Moore is going for the one-two punch when she fights in Portland this weekend—she’ll further her boxing career and her local friends and family get to see her compete. The 24-year-old […]

Reality stars dicker their way into second season

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By Erin Place BETHEL—Tony Bennett promises the second season of “Down East Dickering” will bring him and his crew into unchartered territory for items to dicker, or barter for, shooting in locations from one end of the state to the other. Bennett, of Bethel, stars in the History Channel reality TV show along with his […]

Army lieutenant’s own words resurrect him

A photograph of Army Lt. Daniel F. Dullea II, with his Purple Heart, and a lamp created by Pat Pulkinnen's daughter to chronicle Dullea's meeting with the Queen of England during WWII.

By Steve Moore SOUTH PARIS—Pat Pulkkinen didn’t realize it at the time, but by going through a notebook full of letters written to her mother and grandmother more than 70 years ago, she was able to bring a beloved uncle back home. U.S. Army Lt. Daniel F. Dullea II was killed in England during a […]

Film hopes to keep Mainers growing local

Photo courtesy of Seedlight Pictures

Farmer Ben Marcus in a scene from 'Seeding a Dream,' one of three vignettes in the film 'Growing Local.'

By Steve Moore NORWAY—One-third of the farms in Maine will change hands in the near future as farmers grow too old to continue farming. If communities want to see farming continue into the next generation, how these farms are supported during this transitional time is critical. These are some of the issues raised by a […]

Western Maine rail service project chugs along

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A map of communities committed to the Androscoggin Oxford and Coos County Passenger Rail Coalition, whose goal is to provide passenger rail service to Montreal from Portland, along with commuter service in Western Maine to Portland via Lewiston and Auburn.

By Erin Place PARIS—Members of the Androscoggin-Oxford-Coos Counties (AOCC) Passenger Rail Coalition were recently told their goal of bringing passenger rail service from Portland to Montreal and commuter service in Western Maine to Portland via Lewiston/Auburn is at minimum six to eight years down the track. Patricia Quinn—the executive director of the Northern New England […]

Former Bethel Police Chief Dale C. Bellman dies

Dale Bellman Sr.

BIDDEFORD—Dale C. Bellman, 68, of Biddeford, died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southern Maine Health Care. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 1946, to James Russell Bellman Sr. and Edith (Armour) Bellman.  He attended schools in Ohio before joining the Army in 1965. He moved to Maine in 1981. He joined the Army […]