Oxford Hills

Norway board accepts $6,200 bid for 2002 plow truck

From left, Selectmen Bruce Cook, Thomas Curtis and Town Manager Dennis Lajoie review two bids submitted for a 2002 Mack plow truck at Thursday...

What you need to know: Oxford selectmen

Oxford Board of Selectmen Nov. 16, 2017 Oxford Town Office Sewer project What happened: Brent Bridges, PE, senior vice president of Woodard & Curran, told selectmen that approximately...

Oxford County arrest log

• Jamie A. Dunbar, 46, of South Portland, attempting to elude an officer, night hunting, hunting or shooting a loaded firearm or crossbow from...

Chicken pie supper in West Paris Thursday

WEST PARIS — The First Universalist Church will host a chicken pie supper at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the church on Main...

Corrections officers recognized for long service

Oxford County commissioners recognized four Oxford County corrections officers for reaching their respective anniversaries. From left in the back row are Capt. Dana Dillingham...

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade set for Nov. 25

NORWAY — The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas Parade and Festival of Trees over the weekend of Nov. 24. It’s...

Bridgton: Truck hauling home goes off Route 302 and into Moose Pond

BRIDGTON — Police say a tractor-trailer hauling a modular home about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 302 plunged into Moose Pond in Bridgton. Only one...

Oxford Casino Hotel open

Officials attend the grand opening of the Oxford Casino Hotel on Route 26 on Nov. 9. The 107-room, four-story hotel is attached to Oxford Casino,...

What You Need To Know

Waterford Board of Selectmen Nov. 13, 2017 Waterford Town Office   Road Crew   What happened: Town officials have been looking to hire a seasonal employee for snowplowing. Though the...

Oxford County arrest log

• Robert R. Trundy, 38, of Hebron, manslaughter, 11:19 a.m. Nov. 9 in Paris, Oxford County Superior Court. • Damian Scott Dunn, 22, of West...

Norway planners schedule hearing on church construction

NORWAY — The Planning Board voted to accept a site plan application from a man seeking to construct a Jehovah’s Witness church on Greenwood...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Special town meeting, 6 p.m., Crescent Park School, selectmen to meet immediately after Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m.,...

Veterans Day a time for reflection

For most, Veterans Day is a time to recognize the men and women responsible for maintaining freedom, to celebrate with family and friends and...

Oxford Hills high school honors veterans

The annual Veterans Day program at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Friday brought out a large crowd of veterans from local posts, the...

Oxford County arrest log

• Bruce Ellsworth Quattrociocchi, 53, of Woodstock, failure to appear, 3:17 p.m. Nov. 8 in York, York County Sheriff’s Office. • Erik Eugene Simoneau, 39,...

Doggone cold

Ed Damon, a business owner on Main Street in Norway, prepares to walk his dog, Elsa, an Australian cattle dog, Thursday evening as the...

Newry asked to take over church building

NEWRY — The remaining three board members of the little Newry Community Church, citing difficulty in paying bills, are asking the town to take...

'Go, go, go!' WWII veteran urges others to visit D.C. memorials

Ralph Merrill, 95, of Paris was one of 45 veterans participating in Honor Flight Maine's recent two-day trip to Washington, D.C. Merrill served in...

Oxford County arrest log

• Melissa A. Brann, 34, of Sabattus, failure to appear, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 in Auburn, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • David L. Morrill, 36,...

Otisfield signs contracts for recyclables

The Otisfield Board of Selectmen has contracted with ecomaine and Almighty Waste to handle recyclables at the transfer station. (Sun Journal file photo) OTISFIELD —...

Second man charged with torching bulldozer in Sandy River Plantation

FARMINGTON — A second man has been charged in connection with an arson Tuesday that destroyed a bulldozer in Sandy River Plantation near Rangeley. Fire...

MaineCare bars payments to Lewiston oral surgeon Jan Kippax

AUGUSTA — At a hearing where a Lewiston oral surgeon is fighting to keep his license in the face of allegations of incompetence and...

Firefighters battle house fire in Farmington

FARMINGTON —  Firefighters are battling a wind-driven fire Friday morning at 167 Morrison Hill Road. Homeowner Hollis Rackliffe told Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell that...

Heat lamp used to warm pig possible cause of Winthrop fire

WINTHROP — A family of three is homeless after a two-story home with an attached garage was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon at...

Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

A cheesesteaks from Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia.PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into...

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin."BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —...

Coyotes surviving in East, including Maine woods, by becoming more 'wolflike'

In this 2008 photo provided by Josh Harrison, a coyote stands in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. Coyotes have lived in the East...

Shawn Moody recruits Paul LePage's daughter and former advisers

Body shop entrepreneur Shawn Moody, a former independent who joined the Republican Party in October, has assembled a team of former members of Gov. Paul...

Matthew Dunlap goes to court to force Trump voter fraud panel to keep him...

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is upping the ante in his effort to compel President Trump’s voter fraud commission to provide him with...

Walking on orange alert in Auburn

Kathleen Henning, Pam Rousseau and Blue walk near the Maine Army National Guard Armory in Auburn on Thursday afternoon. "We are recent converts to...

Great Falls Forum focuses on addiction recovery

LEWISTON — Providing “a sense of community” is the fundamental goal of addiction counselors at Grace Street Services, according to two representatives of the...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Stick a fork in it

We'll be perfectly honest: Bag Lady and Shopping Siren have never cooked squirrel. Never had the urge to until ... well, no, we can't say...

Gunman robs Lewiston gas station

LEWISTON — A masked man with a gun robbed a Lisbon Street gas station Thursday night, prompting a search involving several police officers and...

Select board closes accounts and makes ‘safe investments’

CANTON — Selectmen decided to close some of their stagnant town bank accounts and updated some of their investments at their Wednesday meeting, Town...

RSU 58 board reverses decision on forming service center

SALEM TOWNSHIP — The Regional School Unit 58 board of directors reversed its decision and agreed to join a regional service center Thursday night. Superintendent...

Rumford police K-9 proposal gets the go-ahead

Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter tells the Board of Selectmen on Thursday his department needs a police dog to deal with an area-wide drug...

Career and College Fair held in Jay

The Spruce Mountain High School Jobs for Maine Graduates program held a Career and College Fair on Thursday. Local entertainer Michael Cooper was there...

Texas man who killed former Farmington residents sentenced to die

BRYAN, Texas — William Hudson has been sentenced to die for the slayings of six people — including two from Farmington and a 6-year-old...

Day care owner defends business after theft of handgun, standoff

LEWISTON — The Laase Avenue home from which a handgun was stolen earlier in the week, leading to a seven-hour police standoff, is located...

Lewiston man pleads to misdemeanor four years after fatal crash

AUBURN — A Lewiston man who was driving with a suspended license when he was involved in a fatal head-on crash in 2013 on...

Portland police say body of man found in brush was hit by a vehicle

A Portland man who had been missing for more than two months died from blunt force trauma consistent with being struck by a large...

High-speed chase ends; suspect flees on foot, leaves 2-year-old in car

A Biddeford man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase on the Maine Turnpike that ended in a crash...

Study: Maine ballot questions too confusing even for college graduates

A nationwide study on the complexity of the wording of ballot questions found that it takes a post-graduate education just to comprehend the title...

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump...

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial ends in hung jury

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was...

Donald Trump urges House GOP to OK tax bill; Senate fate less clear

President Donald Trump arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump arrived at the Capitol for a pep rally with House...

Radio anchor says Al Franken forcibly kissed her amid USO tour

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during...

Storm to hit Maine with rain, strong winds and snow in some areas

Our next storm system will bring rain, strong winds and some snow to Maine on Thursday. A solid 1 to 2 inches of rain is...

Former Lewiston and Auburn mayor John Jenkins to run for governor

John Jenkins, a former state legislator and mayor of both Lewiston and Auburn, has registered with the Maine Ethics Commission as a candidate for...

Lewiston police charge 4 juveniles in armory break-in

LEWISTON — Police say they have charged four juveniles in the Tuesday night break-in that caused damage at the armory on Central Avenue. Lewiston detectives used...