Boy Scouts troop soars for 80 years

Former Boy Scouts Zach Hebert and Ken West join current members of Troop 130 of South Paris (from left) Zane Dustin, Ben Andrews, Aryn Ledet, Andrew Estes, Will Dieterich and Matthew Hatch. West remembered that the shield they are holding was painted over an old Coca Cola sign from the A & P store in South Paris when he was a scout in 1962.

PARIS—There’s something special about Boy Scout Troop 130, which held an open house Sunday Dec. 14 at The First Congregational Church in South Paris. “We’re celebrating 80 years of being a chartered unit with the First Congregational Church in South Paris,” Assistant Scout Master Jim Hatch says, adding that it is troop is the second […]

Man proposes wedding barn to Oxford Planning Board

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Norway resident Randy Rawling is looking to purchase the old barn and farmhouse at 429 Robinson Hill Road in East Oxford and turn the barn into a wedding barn.

OXFORD—A Norway man has his eye on an old farmhouse and barn with the hopes of turning the barn into a wedding barn and will meet with the Oxford Planning Board tonight to see if the project is feasible. The Planning Board met last week on Thursday, Dec. 4, and held a workshop on Randy […]

Expansion plans for Oxford dwarf the casino

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OXFORD—While there doesn’t look like there’s much activity happening on the acres of farmland across the street from Oxford Casino on Route 26, Casalinova Development Group President Joe Casalinova assured Oxford Planning Board members there’s plenty going on behind the scenes. Building Solutions Vice President Brian O’Donnell and Casalinova met with the Planning Board on […]

Burning down the house

A bonfire in a winter storm is all that is left of the “Pop Howe” house on Route 26 in West Paris on Thanksgiving evening. The house which was declared dangerous building by the town and was intentionally burned as a means to remove it.

WEST PARIS—Numerous calls to 911 were made during the Thanksgiving eve snowstorm about a burning house on Route 26 in West Paris but the Fire Department didn’t need to respond. The structure in question was one of two hazardous buildings West Paris town officials declared dangerous and had asked the owners to address. Earlier that […]

Former teacher speaks out against Common Core

Former teacher Diana Holcomb, of Norway, not only wants to get rid of Common Core but the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that decisions regarding education are made locally. She’s one of the speakers at a forum sponsored by Mainers Against Common Core (MACC), which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4:30 […]

Christmas in Harrison brings Santa to town

(From left) Santa Claus hitches a ride with Tom Thomas as Ernie Field drives Old Engine 1 in the 2012 edition of Christmas in Harrison. The truck had its engine rebuilt last year and the truck will again deliver Santa for this year's parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday during the Christmas parade.

HARRISON—The town is geared up and ready for tonight’s kick off of the annual four-day Christmas in Harrison event to celebrate Christmas in New England the old fashioned way. The first event of the festival is Soup and Song at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at United Parish Congregational Church, 77 Main St. April Frank, coordinator […]

Trap Corner Restaurant may yield to big rigs

The Trap Corner Restaurant may soon disappear to make way for trucks if C.N. Brown's plans to purchase the building and expand its diesel operation go through.

WEST PARIS—C.N. Brown is set to buy the Trap Corner Restaurant in West Paris—and then likely demolish it. “We would like to do that but it’s not a done deal,” Jinger Duryea, president of C.N. Brown Company, said by phone last week. The sale is pending, according to Monica LaVerdiere of Barefoot Realty in Oxford, […]

Moore takes down opponent to honor coach

(From left) Assistant coach Thomas Langley Jr., Ron Stephens and Norway native and Olympic hopeful Amelia Moore pose for a photo after Moore's victory against Lindsay Kyajohnian on Saturday night at an event put on by the Portland Boxing Club.

PORTLAND—When Norway native Amelia Moore stepped into the boxing ring Saturday night, she knew what she had to do. There was no other option, nor was their a doubt in her mind—she would emerge victorious. She had to—not for herself, but for her coach, Thomas Langley Sr., who was hospitalized at the time of Moore’s […]

Business supporters don’t want to gamble on third casino

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OXFORD—The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce (OHCC) Board of Directors and management at the Oxford Casino have unofficially teamed up for the upcoming legislative session to let politicians know they whole heartedly oppose another casino opening in the state, which they say will negatively affect Western Maine. The board of directors released a letter on […]

Oxford Street closed to through traffic Tuesday

PARIS—Oxford Street in South Paris will be closed all day Tuesday as a crew from the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad fix the railroad crossing. Motorists are asked to use an alternative route on Tuesday while the work is being completed. The work will center around Oxford Street near the Paris town line with Oxford, […]