Judge upholds Lowe’s manslaughter conviction

By Erin Place PARIS—On Tuesday, Active Retired Justice Robert Clifford denied all three motions filed by defense attorneys for Kristina Lowe—the Oxford woman convicted of manslaughter for the deaths of two West Paris teens in a high-speed crash in 2012—that would have overturned the jury’s ruling. Clifford heard the motions argued by defense attorneys James […]

White-nose syndrome makes environmentalists batty

By Erin Place The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has proposed adding six new species to the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species List, including three bats whose populations have declined at alarming rates due to the deadly white-nose syndrome. Proposed to be added to the endangered status are the little brown bat and […]

Jobs on the line if recycling goes single-stream

Amanda Johnson photo
A HEAVY DUTY—Norway/Paris Transfer Station worker Brett Leighton uses a forklift to pick up heavy compacted pieces of paper and stack them on to a 20-foot pile.

By Amanda Johnson NORWAY/PARIS—If Norway and Paris chooses to jump on the single-stream recycling bandwagon, three employees that separate the recycling will lose their jobs. A single-stream recycling program introduced by Oxford County Regional Recycling will be starting at the beginning of 2015. Norway has not made any decision yet as to whether or not […]

Sheriff’s deputies want contract, wage increase


By Erin Place PARIS—Gray skies were the backdrop Tuesday morning as Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies picketed in front of the superior courthouse in South Paris, bringing to light stalled contract negotiations with county commissioners and other points of contention they have with the sheriff’s office. Around 8:30 a.m. at 26 Western Ave., eight deputies were […]

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 […]

Advertiser E-edition

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Guy E. Rowe students’ mural lights up Stephens, represents hope


NORWAY— Art students from Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway have been painting a mural in one of the buildings in Stephens Memorial Hospital, and they have recently completed their project. After Christmas break, starting on Jan. 6, students participated in creating a starry sky mural in the hospital. For weeks, the students from […]

A peek into this week – Feb. 6, 2014

It was a  tale of two forums this week as residents of Hebron and Paris reacted skeptically to news shaping their town’s future. The best of times? Definitely not: To the concern of many residents, the Maine DEP announced it will hold off removing that the majority of oil leaked into wetlands surrounding Hebron Station […]

Board puts residents’ safety first with sanding of solid waste facility

By: Amanda Johnson NORWAY— After bad weather that flooded streets with inches-thick of ice, the Norway Selectboard wants to make sure that residents have safe access to the Norway/Paris solid waste facility. Because the solid waste facility is shared between the two neighboring towns, Selectman Russell Newcomb said that it would only seem fair that […]