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, […]

Fun Dog Day in Oxford promises something for every pup

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Members from Responsible Pet Care's walking team hit the track at the Oxford Fairgrounds during last year's Fun Dog Day.

OXFORD — No bones about it, Oxford Hills residents and their K9 friends will have a doggone good time at the third annual Fun Dog Day this weekend. The major fundraiser for Responsible Pet Care in Paris will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oxford Fairgrounds at 68 Pottle Road […]

Smile! You’re from Norway

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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 […]

Paris residents want reassessments reassessed

Jennifer McMahon, owner of Riverside Lodge at 20 Paris Hill Road, is fighting the reevaluation of her business, as her property value and taxes jumped significantly after purchasing the sauna in February.

PARIS — One resident, who saw her property value and taxes almost double during the town’s reevaluation process, is calling on others to express their concern at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. Town officials, however, are advising those with grievances to make appointments for hearings with assessors from the company in charge of the process. […]

Paris jeweler recreates historic Maine brooch

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The original George Howe amethyst brooch is seen before it was lost in Boston in 1957.

PARIS — What was lost hasn’t necessarily been found but recreated in its all its dazzling purple, white and gold glory. The noted Howe amethyst brooch has risen from the proverbial ashes of Maine’s mines and has been brought back to life by a local artist. For the past five years, jeweler and mineral collector Dennis […]

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 […]

West Paris Historical Society meets Monday

WEST PARIS — The West Paris Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the historical society building on Main Street. Milt Inman will present a slide talk. It’s the club’s regular meeting and potluck dinner.

Paris Town Meeting takes on budget, lot size

PARIS — Voters will weigh in on a municipal budget that has slightly decreased from the current one, along with a mill rate that is projected to remain flat, on Saturday at annual town meeting. Residents will be able to cast their votes on the 33-article warrant, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paris Fire […]

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 […]