Downey gets down to business as Buckfield’s valedictorian

Calvin Downey

BUCKFIELD — Ever since Calvin Downey entered Buckfield High School with his friend, Jesse Warren, they’ve been in a back-and-forth contest to see who would become valedictorian. Downey now owns the bragging rights. He’s earned the top spot in the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School Class of 2015. It’s always been his goal to become valedictorian, […]

SAD 17 pilots free lunch program

A student at Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway gets lunch. All SAD 17 students are receiving free meals for the rest of the school year.

PARIS –  Every child in School Administrative District 17’s eight elementary schools are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year.     SAD 17 is participating in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a federally funded program that encourages schools to ensure no student goes hungry. The district […]

Hartford historian memorializes War of 1812 soldiers

Richard Dyer and Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons hang a plaque outside of the Town Hall honoring all 78 of the town's soldiers who served during the War of 1812.

HARTFORD — Daniel Parsons. Chesley Leighton. Job Shaw. Hartford Historian Lorraine Parsons wants to make sure these men are remembered as more than a simple footnote in history. This is why she made sure a plaque honoring the town’s 78 soldiers from the War of 1812 was erected — with the help of resident Richard […]

Harrison ponders drug-free zone

HARRISON — Drug users and dealers beware: Harrison is not open for business. This is the message the Board of Selectmen wants to send those wheeling and dealing in illegal substances through the proposed development of a Safe Zone Ordinance, which could increase penalties for people caught trafficking, furnishing or cultivating drugs within a designated […]

SAD 17 receives $1.2 million preschool grant

PARIS — A $1.2 million grant will allow the School Administrative District 17 preschool program to expand from two or three days a week to five days. “I think it is the right direction,” SAD 17 Director Jared Cash of Norway said of the three-year pilot program.  “Absolutely, the children of this community need this.”   […]

Norway woman charged with water dumping

NORWAY — A Norway woman was issued as summons for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits scam known as water dumping after a recent investigation by police and the Department of Health and Human Services. Linda T. Goodman, 57, has been charged with unlawful trafficking in SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits, a Class […]

Norway traffic may yield to medical building


NORWAY —There’s no easy exit strategy for traffic heading onto Main Street that will be created by the future Pikes Hill medical office building, Maine Department of Transportation officials said last week. Steve Landry, Maine state traffic engineer, and regional traffic engineer Dennis Emidy were in town late last week to survey the area as part […]