By Ann Wood PARIS—Tim Marriner takes the microphone in hand. “Everybody square up. There you go,” he says, and starts calling the first dance. A reported 21 squares, or 168 dancers, from all over New England took to the cafeteria floor at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Saturday night. This was no school dance—they […]
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 […]
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.
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— 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 […]
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 […]
BUCKFIELD — Long-time resident Scott Violette is running unopposed for the open seat on the Board of Selectmen. “I felt like somebody had to do it. We pay way too much in taxes, and from what I gather a lot of people feel that way,” Violette said… Read the full story on the Sun Journal.
OXFORD — Selectmen last week signed the town warrant scheduling the annual town meeting to see if voters will approve a $3.81 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15. On paper voters are being asked to raise $531,013 – 16 percent – more than last year, though town Manager Michael Chammings said the increases are being […]