OXFORD HILLS — There is a growing problem plaguing local fire departments and some chiefs say it’s not just their towns, but statewide, in fact a countrywide issue – firefighter shortages. So much so that Paris Fire Chief Brad Frost and Oxford Fire Chief Wayne Jones have each put out the call for more people to […]
BUCKFIELD — “We know now that in the early years of the 20th century this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own,” Bud Santos reads in a voice made for radio from the dimly lit meeting room at the Zadoc Long Free Library. “We know now that […]
BUCKFIELD — During the 1930s, when Elsie Knightly first learned how to drive, one could get five gallons of gas for $1, or spend 20 cents per gallon. But back then, a dollar was worth a lot more. “I never bought any,” she said about gasoline as her blue eyes twinkled from behind her wire-rimmed glasses. […]
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, […]
BUCKFIELD — Roughly 40 students crowd around elongated clothing racks, searching for their outfits, as one high schooler walks by, carrying his shirt and proclaiming in a British accent, “I need pantaloons.” It’s a normal Friday afternoon in the Buckfield High School cafeteria, where the cast ranging from first through 12th grade is gathered for a […]
BUCKFIELD—The Board of Selectmen again was split Tuesday night on its decision to research other towns’ emergency purchasing policies, after Town Manager Cindy Dunn replaced a plow truck that burned during a nor’easter last month without notifying the board beforehand. The vote was 2-1 with Chairwoman Martha Catevenis and Scott Violette voting for Catevenis’ motion […]
By Ann Wood BUCKFIELD—Nearly three weeks after voters at Special Town Meeting saved the Buckfield Rescue Department by reinstating its $186,585 budget, the department is in trouble once again—this time it needs personnel. After 20 years with the Rescue Department, Chief Lisa Bennett will call it quits as of Monday. Her terse letter to the […]
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.
Tonight’s RSU 10 Withdrawal Committee Meeting, public hearing, and a Fire-Rescue Station Meeting at the Buckfield Town Office have been canceled due to the inclement weather.
BUCKFIELD — Longtime employee Cindy Dunn was named as town manager Tuesday night, a position which could merge the role with the town clerk’s. It is the second time Dunn has held the job. Her pay and job responsibilities have not been set. Read the full story on the Sun Journal.