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 […]

Smile! You’re from Norway

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NORWAY — If longtime residents in Norway have “good” teeth, they can probably thank voters who, in 1951, agreed to become the state’s guinea pigs for fluoridation. “You can see it with patients who grew up with fluoridated water,” said Dr. Maurice Convoy, a Norway dentist and veteran advocate for the use of fluoride in public […]

Paris residents want reassessments reassessed

Jennifer McMahon, owner of Riverside Lodge at 20 Paris Hill Road, is fighting the reevaluation of her business, as her property value and taxes jumped significantly after purchasing the sauna in February.

PARIS — One resident, who saw her property value and taxes almost double during the town’s reevaluation process, is calling on others to express their concern at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. Town officials, however, are advising those with grievances to make appointments for hearings with assessors from the company in charge of the process. […]

Paris jeweler recreates historic Maine brooch

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The original George Howe amethyst brooch is seen before it was lost in Boston in 1957.

PARIS — What was lost hasn’t necessarily been found but recreated in its all its dazzling purple, white and gold glory. The noted Howe amethyst brooch has risen from the proverbial ashes of Maine’s mines and has been brought back to life by a local artist. For the past five years, jeweler and mineral collector Dennis […]

Paris Town Meeting takes on budget, lot size

PARIS — Voters will weigh in on a municipal budget that has slightly decreased from the current one, along with a mill rate that is projected to remain flat, on Saturday at annual town meeting. Residents will be able to cast their votes on the 33-article warrant, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paris Fire […]

SAD 17 pilots free lunch program

A student at Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway gets lunch. All SAD 17 students are receiving free meals for the rest of the school year.

PARIS –  Every child in School Administrative District 17’s eight elementary schools are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year.     SAD 17 is participating in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a federally funded program that encourages schools to ensure no student goes hungry. The district […]

Hartford historian memorializes War of 1812 soldiers

Richard Dyer and Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons hang a plaque outside of the Town Hall honoring all 78 of the town's soldiers who served during the War of 1812.

HARTFORD — Daniel Parsons. Chesley Leighton. Job Shaw. Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons wants to make sure these men are remembered as more than a simple footnote in history. This is why she made sure a plaque honoring the town’s 78 soldiers from the War of 1812 was erected — with the help of resident Richard […]

Harrison ponders drug-free zone

HARRISON — Drug users and dealers beware: Harrison is not open for business. This is the message the Board of Selectmen wants to send those wheeling and dealing in illegal substances through the proposed development of a Safe Zone Ordinance, which could increase penalties for people caught trafficking, furnishing or cultivating drugs within a designated […]