Oxford Hills


Oxford man's vehicle snaps telephone pole

OXFORD — A 19-year-old man was injured when he drove his vehicle into a telephone pole Thursday night. According to police, Benjamin Gould, of King Street, Oxford, was driving eastbound on King Street at 8:45 p.m. Thursday when he apparently fell asleep and drove his green, 2002...


DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil that was frozen in the wetlands next to the Hebron Station School since late December has begun, according to state Department of Environmental Protection officials. “With the rain and warm temps, this has been a key ...


Norway coffeehouse prepares for June opening

NORWAY — The He-Brews Coffee House is preparing to open this summer. “We're still making progress,” said Randy Olson, one of the organizers of the shop at 10 Tannery St. He said the group hopes to start training volunteers the first week of May. Olson and other res...


Sunday River moves toward posting gateway sign

BETHEL — Sunday River Ski Resort is taking steps toward installing a gateway sign at the intersection of Route 2 and Sunday River Road, President and General Manager Dana Bullen said. “The idea of installing a gateway sign at the beginning of Sunday River Road is not just about... 1


Bethel church hosts sale for Smile Fund

BETHEL — The West Parish Congregational Church will host an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, to raise money for people who need dentures, organizer Jane Chandler said. The Smile Fund was established 11 years ago by the church to help people in Bethel, Andover, ...


Floodwaters recede; most roads in region reopened

RUMFORD — Most flooded roads closed Tuesday and Wednesday in Oxford County were reopened Thursday, according t...


Oxford Hills senior's turkey casseroles to help family of hit-and-run victim

NORWAY — An Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School student has dedicated his senior project to raising money to help the family of a teenager who died in a hit-and-run accident in March. Paul Fanjoy of Norway said he wanted to help the family of Xavier Fuentes, 16, of Turner pay for ...


Bethel awards construction contract, signs on to FEMA resolution

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Monday evening to award Cross Excavation of Bethel a contract to upgrade water and sewer lines and repave part of Vernon Street. Town Manager Jim Doar said the company submitted the lowest bid, $1,073,285. He said the company w...


Oxford PD hosting drug collection program

OXFORD — Police Chief Jonathan Tibbetts said his department, along with others in the area, will participate in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The nationwide effort aims to provide a safe, conven...


Norway to consider funding website revamp

NORWAY — Annual town meeting voters could be asked to use the Denison Cole Trust Fund to upgrade the town website, which some say is user-unfriendly. “Ours certainly is not (user-friendly.) It's difficult to maintain,” Selectman Bruce Cook said. “We have to get into...