Senator Susan Collins’ staff to hold office hours in Oxford County on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that staff from her Lewiston Constituent Service Center will hold local office hours in Fryeburg, Bethel, and Buckfield on Wednesday, July 15. A staff member will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies, such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans […]

Harrison Agricultural Committee wants to grow food for all

HARRISON — When Connie Allen joined the recently formed Agricultural Committee, she envisioned neighborhood gardens dotting the landscape and homes of the 2,700 residents in town. That vision that can come to fruition if that’s what the rest of the group decides to do. The committee met Tuesday morning at the Harrison Fire Station to […]

Fun Dog Day in Oxford promises something for every pup

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Members from Responsible Pet Care's walking team hit the track at the Oxford Fairgrounds during last year's Fun Dog Day.

OXFORD — No bones about it, Oxford Hills residents and their K9 friends will have a doggone good time at the third annual Fun Dog Day this weekend. The major fundraiser for Responsible Pet Care in Paris will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oxford Fairgrounds at 68 Pottle Road […]

Paris jeweler recreates historic Maine brooch

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The original George Howe amethyst brooch is seen before it was lost in Boston in 1957.

PARIS — What was lost hasn’t necessarily been found but recreated in its all its dazzling purple, white and gold glory. The noted Howe amethyst brooch has risen from the proverbial ashes of Maine’s mines and has been brought back to life by a local artist. For the past five years, jeweler and mineral collector Dennis […]

West Paris Historical Society meets Monday

WEST PARIS — The West Paris Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the historical society building on Main Street. Milt Inman will present a slide talk. It’s the club’s regular meeting and potluck dinner.

Downey gets down to business as Buckfield’s valedictorian

Calvin Downey

BUCKFIELD — Ever since Calvin Downey entered Buckfield High School with his friend, Jesse Warren, they’ve been in a back-and-forth contest to see who would become valedictorian. Downey now owns the bragging rights. He’s earned the top spot in the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School Class of 2015. It’s always been his goal to become valedictorian, […]

Hartford historian memorializes War of 1812 soldiers

Richard Dyer and Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons hang a plaque outside of the Town Hall honoring all 78 of the town's soldiers who served during the War of 1812.

HARTFORD — Daniel Parsons. Chesley Leighton. Job Shaw. Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons wants to make sure these men are remembered as more than a simple footnote in history. This is why she made sure a plaque honoring the town’s 78 soldiers from the War of 1812 was erected — with the help of resident Richard […]