Michael Kelley gets a lift from ‘Down East Dickering’ TV stars

Michael Kelley, sitting, with the cast of "Down East Dickering" and his younger brother after trying out the Action Track Chair his family and the cast want to buy for him. In back from left, are Tony Bennett, Duke the Jack russell terrier, "Turtle," Matthew Kelley and Roland "Yummy" Raubeson .

GRAY — Just after his 25th birthday, Michael Kelley will celebrate in style with some of his favorite reality TV stars from “Down East Dickering” at a benefit that will help give him freedom and mobility he’s never before experienced. At least 10 cast members from the now-canceled History Channel show — which focused on Mainers wheeling […]

Gov. LePage takes center stage in ‘craziest politicians’ book

Norm Chung's caricature of Gov. Paul LePage illustrates one of the governor's crazy moments chronicled in Brian O'Connell's book, "The Fat Boy with the Bomb and 299 more of the world's craziest politicians."

By Ann Wood What do Gov. Paul LePage, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford have in common? They are among the politicians journalist-author Brian O’Connell considers “downright dangerous leaders, as well as just plain stupid lawmakers from around the world,” and are featured in his new book, “The Fat Boy with […]

Paris property abatements cause tax hike

PARIS — Because so many residents asked assessors to lower their recently hiked property values coupled with a school district budget spike, the mill rate will increase by 40-cents per $1,000 instead of remaining flat, Interim Town Manager Michael Madden confirmed Monday. There were at least 300 abatement hearings after the new values and proposed […]

Senator Susan Collins’ staff to hold office hours in Oxford County on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that staff from her Lewiston Constituent Service Center will hold local office hours in Fryeburg, Bethel, and Buckfield on Wednesday, July 15. A staff member will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies, such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans […]

Harrison Agricultural Committee wants to grow food for all

HARRISON — When Connie Allen joined the recently formed Agricultural Committee, she envisioned neighborhood gardens dotting the landscape and homes of the 2,700 residents in town. That vision that can come to fruition if that’s what the rest of the group decides to do. The committee met Tuesday morning at the Harrison Fire Station to […]

Norway native Amelia Moore continues her fight to the Olympics

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Norway native Amelia Moore, with her coach Robert Crawford, out in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the most recent Olympic qualifiers for women's boxing.

COLUMBIA, Md. — Norway native Amelia Moore believes the third time will be the charm to realize her Olympic dreams. The amateur boxer, who now resides in Maryland, returned home Sunday from the second round of Olympic qualifiers in Colorado Springs, Colo. She spent nine days out West, fighting for four of those. She won two […]

Fun Dog Day in Oxford promises something for every pup

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Members from Responsible Pet Care's walking team hit the track at the Oxford Fairgrounds during last year's Fun Dog Day.

OXFORD — No bones about it, Oxford Hills residents and their K9 friends will have a doggone good time at the third annual Fun Dog Day this weekend. The major fundraiser for Responsible Pet Care in Paris will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oxford Fairgrounds at 68 Pottle Road […]