Hebron builds itself a winter home

By Ann Wood HEBRON—For the first time in almost a decade, the town of Hebron has broken ground on a municipal building. This time around, it’s not fit for humans. Rather, it’s a 50-by-100-foot concrete shed for sand and salt. The excavation for the sand and salt shed at 13 Depot Circle, by the town […]

Woodsmen will tear it up at the Oxford County Fair

By Erin Place OXFORD—Competitors are sharpening their axes, gassing up their chainsaws and dusting off their log-rolling boots for the Oxford County Fair’s 39th annual Woodmen’s Field Day competition set for Friday. The competition kicks off at 9 a.m. at the 4×4 Arena at the Oxford County Fairgrounds, 68 Pottle Road, Oxford. Roughly 40 people […]

Ball game for Millet scores a home run

PLAY BALL—Local firemen (in red) played policemen last Sunday in a softball game that was held in memory of Norway Fire Captain David Millett.

By Amanda Johnson PARIS—”Play ball,” someone in the crowd shouts as the players take to the field. Oxford County firemen were pitted against Oxford County police officers in a softball game last Sunday that was held in memory of Norway Fire Captain David Millett, who died in May shortly after attending to a fire. Thinking […]

Rain impacts Route 118 fix

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 […]

Buckfield says no to rescue dept. increase

BUCKFIELD—Residents determined to stay within the budget amended the nearly $186,000 proposed budget for the rescue department down to $135,000. Resident Darrell Harvey recommended the decrease because, he said, the town needs to stay within its budget. Harvey said that in the past the department has been able to get along fine with $135,000—the amount […]

Norway TM approves $1.2M for road repairs

NORWAY— The town of Norway will share with the state a $1.2 million bond for road repairs, it was decided at Annual Town Meeting this past Monday. The the project will be financed for five years at approximately five-percent from the Maine Municipal Bond Bank. The $1.2 million will cover engineering, oversight, repaving and improving […]

School officials: Second round of laptops a success

OXFORD — Five years after a stuttering attempt to integrate computer technology in classrooms, district officials say the latest round of laptop purchases for students is a success. Addressing SAD 17 School Board Directors on Monday night, Oxford Hills High School Principal Ted Moccia, middle school principal Troy Eastman and technical school director Shawn Lambert […]