’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 […]

Paris residents asked to weigh in on budget cuts on Monday, July 27

PARIS —  Selectmen have vowed let residents do the talking about cuts in the current budget after an unanticipated mill rate jump has upset many people. That will happen at next week’s budget workshop,which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Town Office, 33 Market Square, before the 7 p.m. selectmen’s […]

Michael Kelley gets a lift from ‘Down East Dickering’ TV stars

Michael Kelley, sitting, with the cast of "Down East Dickering" and his younger brother after trying out the Action Track Chair his family and the cast want to buy for him. In back from left, are Tony Bennett, Duke the Jack russell terrier, "Turtle," Matthew Kelley and Roland "Yummy" Raubeson .

GRAY — Just after his 25th birthday, Michael Kelley will celebrate in style with some of his favorite reality TV stars from “Down East Dickering” at a benefit that will help give him freedom and mobility he’s never before experienced. At least 10 cast members from the now-canceled History Channel show — which focused on Mainers wheeling […]

Gov. LePage takes center stage in ‘craziest politicians’ book

Norm Chung's caricature of Gov. Paul LePage illustrates one of the governor's crazy moments chronicled in Brian O'Connell's book, "The Fat Boy with the Bomb and 299 more of the world's craziest politicians."

By Ann Wood What do Gov. Paul LePage, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford have in common? They are among the politicians journalist-author Brian O’Connell considers “downright dangerous leaders, as well as just plain stupid lawmakers from around the world,” and are featured in his new book, “The Fat Boy with […]

Paris property abatements cause tax hike

PARIS — Because so many residents asked assessors to lower their recently hiked property values coupled with a school district budget spike, the mill rate will increase by 40-cents per $1,000 instead of remaining flat, Interim Town Manager Michael Madden confirmed Monday. There were at least 300 abatement hearings after the new values and proposed […]

Senator Susan Collins’ staff to hold office hours in Oxford County on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that staff from her Lewiston Constituent Service Center will hold local office hours in Fryeburg, Bethel, and Buckfield on Wednesday, July 15. A staff member will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies, such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans […]