Man proposes wedding barn to Oxford Planning Board

Erin Place

Norway resident Randy Rawling is looking to purchase the old barn and farmhouse at 429 Robinson Hill Road in East Oxford and turn the barn into a wedding barn.

OXFORD—A Norway man has his eye on an old farmhouse and barn with the hopes of turning the barn into a wedding barn and will meet with the Oxford Planning Board tonight to see if the project is feasible. The Planning Board met last week on Thursday, Dec. 4, and held a workshop on Randy […]

Expansion plans for Oxford dwarf the casino

Oxford Hotel

OXFORD—While there doesn’t look like there’s much activity happening on the acres of farmland across the street from Oxford Casino on Route 26, Casalinova Development Group President Joe Casalinova assured Oxford Planning Board members there’s plenty going on behind the scenes. Building Solutions Vice President Brian O’Donnell and Casalinova met with the Planning Board on […]

Christmas in Harrison brings Santa to town

(From left) Santa Claus hitches a ride with Tom Thomas as Ernie Field drives Old Engine 1 in the 2012 edition of Christmas in Harrison. The truck had its engine rebuilt last year and the truck will again deliver Santa for this year's parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday during the Christmas parade.

HARRISON—The town is geared up and ready for tonight’s kick off of the annual four-day Christmas in Harrison event to celebrate Christmas in New England the old fashioned way. The first event of the festival is Soup and Song at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at United Parish Congregational Church, 77 Main St. April Frank, coordinator […]

Trap Corner Restaurant may yield to big rigs

The Trap Corner Restaurant may soon disappear to make way for trucks if C.N. Brown's plans to purchase the building and expand its diesel operation go through.

WEST PARIS—C.N. Brown is set to buy the Trap Corner Restaurant in West Paris—and then likely demolish it. “We would like to do that but it’s not a done deal,” Jinger Duryea, president of C.N. Brown Company, said by phone last week. The sale is pending, according to Monica LaVerdiere of Barefoot Realty in Oxford, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Road fix proposal in the works in Otisfield

By Steve Moore OTISFIELD—Do Otisfield residents want to pay to put new tires and shock absorbers on their cars each year or make the hard financial decision to improve town roads? That was a question raised by Road Committee Chairman Quentin Henderson to Otisfield residents who attended an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, to […]

Candidates for state Legislature take a stand

By Ann Wood PARIS—It was a quiet Great Debate at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, as nine candidates for state Legislature touted their points of view. The forum, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, drew only about 25 folks and a cable television camera, and the candidates’ prepared stances on casino expansion, health […]