Oxford County prisoners’ get dinner fit for a restaurant

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By Christopher Crosby PARIS — Just prior to mealtime rushes at Market Square Restaurant, cooks prepare food for a very different sort of place: the jail. The restaurant has cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for the inmates of the Oxford County Jail since 2009, when a relationship was born out of budget constraints and convenience […]

Paris Police Chief fights license suspension

AUGUSTA — Almost four months after his arrest for allegedly Operating Under the Influence, the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) issued a driver’s license suspension notice for Paris Police Chief Michael Madden. However, he will be able to continue to drive at least until an administrative hearing is held, which his lawyer requested on Tuesday. […]

Paperwork not filed in Paris police chief OUI arrest

Paris Police Chief Michael Madden

PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy who pulled over Paris police Chief Michael Madden nearly three months ago and summoned him to court for operating under the influence never sent the required paperwork to suspend Madden’s driver’s license, according to Chief Deputy Naldo Gagnon. He said Sgt. Andrew Feeney could face disciplinary action if […]

Domestic violence is a community issue, educator says; presentation at Mechanic Falls Town Office on Tuesday

MECHANIC FALLS—Hosting the upcoming discussion on domestic violence is one way Safe Voices Community Educator for Androscoggin County Julia Teitel helps shed light on what she calls a “community issue” by not keeping the once taboo subject behind closed doors. Teitel will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at […]

The Lowe decision leaves questions unanswered

By Erin Place PARIS—Neither side of the Kristina Lowe manslaughter case—which left two West Paris teens dead two winters ago—feel that justice is being served. Lowe is the now 21-year-old Oxford woman who in May a jury found responsible for the deaths of 16-year-old Rebecca Mason and 19-year-old Logan Dam. The trio and a fourth […]

Kristina Lowe will serve 18 months for manslaughter, but not yet

Kristina Lowe (middle) of Oxford cries during her sentencing hearing on Wednesday in Oxford Superior Court in South Paris as she sits next to her defense attorney James Howaniec (left).

By Erin Place PARIS—Kristina Lowe will spend 18 months in prison and will then be on probation for four years, Active Retired Justice Robert Clifford announced at her sentencing hearing in Oxford County Superior Court on Wednesday—but she will not step foot inside a jail cell until the appeals process is over. The actual sentence Lowe […]

Judge upholds Lowe’s manslaughter conviction

By Erin Place PARIS—On Tuesday, Active Retired Justice Robert Clifford denied all three motions filed by defense attorneys for Kristina Lowe—the Oxford woman convicted of manslaughter for the deaths of two West Paris teens in a high-speed crash in 2012—that would have overturned the jury’s ruling. Clifford heard the motions argued by defense attorneys James […]

Mason works to toughen texting laws as Lowe awaits a decision

DAY IN COURT—(From left) Twenty-one-year-old Kristina Lowe of Oxford, sit with her defense attorneys, Chelsea Peters and James Howaniec, as they listen to the state's argument in Lowe's appeals case last week.

By Erin Place PARIS—While Gerrold Mason again awaits the fate of the Oxford woman—who a jury in May said was responsible for the death of his daughter and another passenger—to be handed down this time by a judge, he’s busy setting up educational opportunities highlighting the dangers and sometimes deadly results of texting and driving. […]

Police Blotter

Police Blotter Paris Police December 23 3:29 a.m.  Lost Consciousness, active 8:19 a.m. — Lost Property, cleared 10:56 A.M. — Lost Property, cleared 11:52 a.m. — Vehicle off Road, cleared 12:19 p.m. — Request Officer, cleared 8:11 p.m. — Juvenile Problem, cleared 9:16 p.m. — Family Fight, cleared 11:38 p.m. — Intoxication, cleared juvenile arrest […]