Harrison Agricultural Committee wants to grow food for all

HARRISON — When Connie Allen joined the recently formed Agricultural Committee, she envisioned neighborhood gardens dotting the landscape and homes of the 2,700 residents in town. That vision that can come to fruition if that’s what the rest of the group decides to do. The committee met Tuesday morning at the Harrison Fire Station to […]

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 native Amelia Moore continues her fight to the Olympics

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Norway native Amelia Moore, with her coach Robert Crawford, out in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the most recent Olympic qualifiers for women's boxing.

COLUMBIA, Md. — Norway native Amelia Moore believes the third time will be the charm to realize her Olympic dreams. The amateur boxer, who now resides in Maryland, returned home Sunday from the second round of Olympic qualifiers in Colorado Springs, Colo. She spent nine days out West, fighting for four of those. She won two […]

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


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 […]