’70s band reunites to raise money for Norway Opera House

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NORWAY — There will be dancing in the street when the band Creation Completed recreates itself in August. More than 45 years after six students from Oxford Hills High School created the rock band in the late-1960s, Alan Bean, Bill Holden, Rob Barker, Dave Ryerson, Karen Shaw and Annie Somers have reformed to raise funds […]

Kids’ enjoy a new type of summer school

Nine-year-olds Kaylin Danforth of Paris and Taylor Canning of Hebron enjoy a chef's salad made, in part, with eggs and kale from Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway during the free lunch served at the Paris Elementary School every weekday at noon.

PARIS — School’s out for summer, but the need for healthy food for children hasn’t taken a vacation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program has been established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. But the free weekday lunch and breakfast is not […]

Norway holds hearing to eliminate street parking, left turn

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NORWAY — There may be six fewer parking spaces on Main Street come July as town officials attempt to find a way to improve visibility for traffic entering Main Street from Pikes Hill. The plan, which is being proposed to accommodate the expected increase of traffic from the new $8.2 million Western Maine Medical office building, […]

Smile! You’re from Norway


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 […]

Norway voters to act on $4.6 million budget

NORWAY — Voters will be asked to approve a $4.6 million municipal budget and changes to the Building Code, which would restrict occupation of campers in yards to 30 days, when the annual town meeting gets underway next week. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 15, at the Oxford Comprehensive High School Forum at […]

OHCHS 2015 graduates make the grade

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PARIS — Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School senior class member Eva Gabrielsen designed her own graduation program. A student in Virginia Valdes’ graphic design class, Gabrielsen has been busy getting ready for graduation ceremonies while designing the program that will guide 227 members of the Class of 2015 through Saturday evening’s  commencement ceremony. The senior […]

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 […]

SAD 17 receives $1.2 million preschool grant

PARIS — A $1.2 million grant will allow the School Administrative District 17 preschool program to expand from two or three days a week to five days. “I think it is the right direction,” SAD 17 Director Jared Cash of Norway said of the three-year pilot program.  “Absolutely, the children of this community need this.”   […]