Norway native fights her way to the Olympics

Norway native Amelia Moore and her coach and trainer ,Thomas Langley Sr., snap a post-win photo after the South Atlantic Regional Golden Gloves Novice Finals at Sugar Ray Gym in Palmer Park, Md.

Amelia Moore hits the ring in Portland on Saturday By Erin Place COLUMBIA, Md.—Norway native and the 2014 Maryland Novice Golden Gloves champion Amelia Moore is going for the one-two punch when she fights in Portland this weekend—she’ll further her boxing career and her local friends and family get to see her compete. The 24-year-old […]

Reality stars dicker their way into second season

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By Erin Place BETHEL—Tony Bennett promises the second season of “Down East Dickering” will bring him and his crew into unchartered territory for items to dicker, or barter for, shooting in locations from one end of the state to the other. Bennett, of Bethel, stars in the History Channel reality TV show along with his […]

Army lieutenant’s own words resurrect him

A photograph of Army Lt. Daniel F. Dullea II, with his Purple Heart, and a lamp created by Pat Pulkinnen's daughter to chronicle Dullea's meeting with the Queen of England during WWII.

By Steve Moore SOUTH PARIS—Pat Pulkkinen didn’t realize it at the time, but by going through a notebook full of letters written to her mother and grandmother more than 70 years ago, she was able to bring a beloved uncle back home. U.S. Army Lt. Daniel F. Dullea II was killed in England during a […]

Film hopes to keep Mainers growing local

Photo courtesy of Seedlight Pictures

Farmer Ben Marcus in a scene from 'Seeding a Dream,' one of three vignettes in the film 'Growing Local.'

By Steve Moore NORWAY—One-third of the farms in Maine will change hands in the near future as farmers grow too old to continue farming. If communities want to see farming continue into the next generation, how these farms are supported during this transitional time is critical. These are some of the issues raised by a […]

Western Maine rail service project chugs along

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

A map of communities committed to the Androscoggin Oxford and Coos County Passenger Rail Coalition, whose goal is to provide passenger rail service to Montreal from Portland, along with commuter service in Western Maine to Portland via Lewiston and Auburn.

By Erin Place PARIS—Members of the Androscoggin-Oxford-Coos Counties (AOCC) Passenger Rail Coalition were recently told their goal of bringing passenger rail service from Portland to Montreal and commuter service in Western Maine to Portland via Lewiston/Auburn is at minimum six to eight years down the track. Patricia Quinn—the executive director of the Northern New England […]

Former Bethel Police Chief Dale C. Bellman dies

Dale Bellman Sr.

BIDDEFORD—Dale C. Bellman, 68, of Biddeford, died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southern Maine Health Care. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 1946, to James Russell Bellman Sr. and Edith (Armour) Bellman.  He attended schools in Ohio before joining the Army in 1965. He moved to Maine in 1981. He joined the Army […]

Contentious referendum is a bear of an issue

A black bear with its foot caught in a trap.

By Erin Place To bait or not to bait bears, that is the first question on the ballot for Tuesday’s election. The bear hunting referendum has proven to be a contentious issue this election cycle, with coalitions on both sides of the debate raising millions of dollars for campaigns, spending some of that money on […]

Road fix proposal in the works in Otisfield

By Steve Moore OTISFIELD—Do Otisfield residents want to pay to put new tires and shock absorbers on their cars each year or make the hard financial decision to improve town roads? That was a question raised by Road Committee Chairman Quentin Henderson to Otisfield residents who attended an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, to […]

Candidates for state Legislature take a stand

By Ann Wood PARIS—It was a quiet Great Debate at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, as nine candidates for state Legislature touted their points of view. The forum, sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, drew only about 25 folks and a cable television camera, and the candidates’ prepared stances on casino expansion, health […]