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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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 […]


When poverty really mattered Yesterday (Wednesday, Jan. 15) was the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 20, is the official federal designation of Dr. King’s birthday. (It’s always recognized as a federal holiday the third Monday in January). Dr. King’s championing of the poor and his message of fighting poverty […]

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce recognizes four with 2013 business and community awards

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By Christopher Crosby   PARIS— The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce announced its 2013 Business and Community Award winners. OHCC Executive Director John Williams recognized two local business and two individuals at a press conference held Monday in the chamber’s building on Western Avenue in South Paris. The yearly awards have been ongoing since 1971. […]

Community Concepts receives grant to benefit young parents

By Amanda Johnson   SOUTH PARIS— Community Concepts Family Services has received a grant from MainStreet Foundation for Parent Education to purchase three Real Care Baby 3 dolls to give real-life experiences, teach parental and childcare skills, and infant safety. Grants from the MainStreet Foundation are given to nonprofit agencies that are active participants in […]

Oxford man perishes in fatal home fire

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By Christopher Crosby and Amanda Johnson   OXFORD— An Oxford man was killed in a fire that destroyed his waterfront home on Hogan Pond Lane, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety said. Peter Lowe, 55, who lived alone at 144 Hogan Pond Lane, died in a fire that destroyed his two-story building, […]