Engineers OK use of Paris Elementary School oil tank

INTENT— Sullivan & Merritt Project Manager Gary Perry takes air-quality readings inside a 10,000 oil tank at the Paris Elementary School before climbing down a ladder inside. Perry, who was hired by the SAD 17 school district to inspect the condition of the tank, told school officials Wednesday it was safe to continue using it.

  PARIS— Engineers told district officials Wednesday that a 10,000 gallon oil tank at the elementary school does not pose an immediate risk and can continue to be used. Following an interior and exterior inspection, Gary Perry of Hermon-based Sullivan & Merritt told officials that the tank has interior surface corrosion, but no deep scour […]

Additional $24 million needed for Oxford sewer project


OXFORD — A pending application for nearly $24 million in federal funding will determine whether the town expands sewer system construction into residential areas. In an application sent to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office last week, the town is seeking $23,890,000 in funding to lay sewer pipes into rural areas. The […]

Oxford schedules sewer project public hearing for April 17

OXFORD— Selectmen will hold a public hearing on April 17 to hear residents’ feedback over the town’s request for $24 million in federal funding for a proposed sewer project. The town is seeking a $23,890,000 rural development package of grants and loans from the United States Department of Agriculture to pay down its investment on a state of […]

A peek into this week – April 10, 2014

Spring seems to have finally come to terms with weather and the string – comparatively – of balmy days has waters moving and rivers rising. Watch out for flooding, and the accompanying smorgasbord of potholes, frost heaves, and mud – oh my! While rivers and streams may be spilling beyond their confines, the Maine DEP says cleanup […]

A peek into this week – April 3, 2014

Warmer weather brings hopes of donning something other than the winter parka,  and as temperatures climb – a very small ladder, admittedly – we temper our eagerness for spring with signs of the seasons: mud and potholes! Though the weather can’t be controlled, West Paris Fire Chief Norm St. Pierre is upset about what can be […]

Sumner takes steps toward fixing bridges

By Amanda Johnson SUMNER — After being made aware of hazardous bridges in town last year, the Sumner Selectboard is moving forward with fixing them. At their March 25 meeting, the board discussed taking out a bond for the bridges. A bridge on Tuell Hill Road and a bridge on Redding Road have been acknowledged […]

A peek into this week – March 27, 2014

Spring! It’s, well, here. Sort of. Welcome? Though hesitancy  - not to mention outrage – might be the best way to greet the lackluster change in season, flamingos  (that’s right, flamingos) have ignored the snow and are descending on lawns in flocks found favoriting homes and business all around the area. Stumped? The front page […]

A peek into this week – March 20, 2014

What do a panada, a turtle and a waterfall have in common? They delight our Student Art Month page, of course! While road crews will soon be busy filling in pavement cracks, a Paris walk-in clinic is trying to fill the cracks in health care by offering inexpensive minor services for the uninsured. The white […]