Oxford Hills

Oxford Republicans choose Turner as county commissioner candidate

PARIS — Buckfield resident and former Maine State Trooper Timothy Turner will vie for the open county commissioners's seat in November after being elected by the Republican caucus Monday night.  Turner, a self-described fiscal Republican, will face Democratic candidate Lee Holma...

Oxford Republicans pick Dillingham to follow father as state representative

OXFORD — There's something to be said for being a Jackson in Oxford County. Fresh off the the news that one-term Maine State Rep. Roger Jackson, R-Oxford, was withdrawing from the race for House District 72 because of health issues, Oxford Republicans wasted no time finding a new can...

Mt. Abram Ski Resort to began repairs on main chairlift

GREENWOOD — Mt. Abram Ski Resort is planning to begin repairs on their main chairlift after an inspection earlier in the year uncovered a worn bearing, General Manager Dave Scanlan said in a news release Monday. On March 22, during a daily inspection of the resort's machinery, employ...

Third tax appeal set for homeowner living next to gun club

WATERFORD — The Oxford County Board of Assessment Review will hold its third hearing Thursday on a Waterford woman's appeal for tax relief on her property located near a local gun club's shooting range on Route 118. Virginia C. Howe of 187 McIntire Road filed suit in Oxford Superior ...

Oxford County mulls proposals for regional airport

PARIS — County officials are reviewing business proposals from local companies as they seek to find a new tenant for the Oxford County Regional Airport, according to County Administrator Scott Cole. The county officials have been looking for a new tenant to take over the building's l...

Arrests at the Oxford 250 continue to decline

OXFORD — Police cited alcohol as the culprit behind seven arrests at the Oxford Plains Speedway over the weekend.  The 41st annual Oxford 250 race drew thousands to the Route 26 oval track, bringing extra police patrols as fans packed into hundreds of tents and campers across th...

This week's agenda

Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Hartford: Road Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall Paris: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Office Sumner: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Wednesday Bethel: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Office Sumner: Ro...

Norway fireworks petition has more support

NORWAY — A story that ran on Page B1 of Monday's Region edition and Page B3 of the City edition should have stated that a group of about 45 residents submitted a petition asking for an ordinance prohibiting fireworks and that the petition is still being circulated. It was a reporting e...

Reporter query: Your close call

Head-on car crashes are, unfortunately, on the rise in Maine, according to police. We'd like to hear about any close calls you've had. Tell us the time of day, time of year, stretch of road and what happened. Why do you think they're happening more? Please include your...

Residents present petition to ban fireworks in Norway

NORWAY — A group of some 45 residents have submitted a petition to the Board of Selectmen asking for an ordinance prohibiting fireworks. The petition, presented by Nancy Hohmann of 420 Crockett Ridge Road to the board at its Thursday night meeting, calls the use of fireworks “a... 3