Charters are not needed

To the Editor: Your editorial “Charter Schools in Maine are like the sharks sizing up the prey” was spot on. The Charter school concept drains money from the local school system. In these hard economic times, when schools struggle to maintain the programs and activities that many in our communities have come to accept as […]

Did casino pick its poor?

To the Editor: I was a bit upset with the Oxford Casino for picking and choosing food pantry recipients!  Do they not realize that people from Harrison, Naples, Bridgton, Sweden and other food pantries in the area also go to Oxford Casino to gamble and spend their hard earned money? Why was Oxford, Poland, Norway, […]

A tour on the rocks

In 1948 a group of rock collectors sat down in  a Rumford house and created the Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association. Sixty-five years later there are well over 100 members of the club. Every year we hold a show in July featuring gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry.  We award two annual scholarships to local […]