Can this winter just be over, already?

What is it with Maine and it’s brutal winters? As the most North-Eastern state in the country, we’ve been getting pounded by wintry mixes of snow, sleet, rain and ice all winter. And not to burst your bubble, but we’ve still got about another month of this. The groundhog had to see his shadow and […]

We’ve been spoiled by their success

There is no greater feeling than that of a small town when one of its sports teams achieves great things. We’ve grown accustomed this year to the girls and boys basketball teams from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School having a great year. Both squads have demonstrated an uncanny knack for doing what it takes to […]

Be vigilant toward our precious wetlands

Western Maine dodged a bullet this past Christmas Eve, at the very height of the holidays when most Mainers were distracted and the last thing people were thinking about was an environmental disturbance in their backyard. Based on initial findings, it may be Spring before it can be determined whether the environment is no longer […]

Chamber and SAD 17 link a natural fit

John Williams, executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, loves to use exclamation points in his Chamber Beat column. With the recent news that SAD 17 has joined the Chamber, John can be pardoned for injecting one of the avid grammarian’s favorite features. According to Williams’ column on Page D4 in today’s Advertiser […]

A proposed business next to McLaughlin Gardens raises concerns

The drive down Route 117 south heading toward South Paris from Buckfield is vintage Maine. The landscape is spliced by rolling hills with older houses and quaint farms, white picket fences and an occasional lawn ornament, all neatly nestled along the Western Foothills along this part of Oxford County. It is a picturesque experience, the […]