Oxford Hills

Memorial Day events

The following Memorial Day observations are scheduled for the weekend: Saturday LEWISTON: Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Kennedy Park, move to Auburn...

Oxford County arrest log

• Darcie M. Ingerson, 27, of Whitefield, New Hampshire, disorderly conduct, 9:31 p.m. May 21 in Oxford, Oxford Police Department. • Benjamin Joseph Berube, 29,...

Dog-grooming business reopens in Oxford

OXFORD — A dog-grooming business has reopened at the Oxford Mini Mall, three months after fire destroyed its shop in Paris, owner Nicole Nickerson said. Pampered...

Oxford County arrest log

• Norman B. Thompson, 45, of Mexico, probation violation, 9 a.m. May 18 in Paris, Maine Parole & Probation. • Dennis Roman, 37, of Norway, failure...

Board told Oxford Hills promgoers suspended for alleged drug activity

PARIS – Seven students were suspended from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School after they arrived at the May 12 prom allegedly under the influence...

Oxford County administrator resigns after striking deal with county

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole resigned Monday in an agreement with commissioners that gives him six months of salary and health, dental...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Paris: Oxford County Commission, 2 p.m., county building Peru: Selectmen,...

Oxford County arrest log

• Ashley L. Esty, 29, of Norway, failure to pay fines, 10:52 a.m. May 16 in Paris, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Augustus O. Buck, 45,...

Norway board OKs Little Free Library

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Norway Public Library to have a lending library behind the Town Office...

Man dies in Norway fire

NORWAY — A 68-year-old Norway man died in a house fire Sunday morning, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reported. Stephen McAllister was found deceased in...

Town spending on target in Oxford

OXFORD — Town Manager Butch Asselin told the Board of Selectmen on Thursday night that town spending for 2017-18 looks to be on target. “It...

Norway board approves $4.97 million municipal budget

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a $4.97 million municipal budget and to post the annual town meeting...

Celebration Barn Theater prepares for a new season

Amanda Huotari, left, executive art director of Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris, and Pat Daniels, center, watch Steve Traficonte fill out a raffle...

Otisfield transfer station to receive security cameras May 31

OTISFIELD — Administrative Assistant Anne Pastore advised selectmen Wednesday night that a Yarmouth company will begin installing security cameras at the transfer station May 31. A...

Oxford County arrest log

• Dean Michael Coolidge, 39, of Oxford, disorderly conduct, 12:14 p.m. May 14 in Oxford, Oxford Police Department. • Tanner Lee Marston, 20, of Oxford,...

Tom Winsor named interim Oxford County administrator

PARIS – Oxford County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint state Rep. Tom Winsor of Norway as acting county administrator. He takes over for Scott...

Otisfield driver pinned after Oxford crash

OXFORD — An Otisfield driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries Monday morning, after the car he was driving hit a guardrail...

Oxford County arrest log

• Shawn Michael Dame, 26, of Biddeford, failure to appear, 10:17 a.m. May 11 in Cumberland County, Cumberland County Jail. • Arelis I. Vazquez-Arce, 28,...

Oxford County administrator placed on paid leave

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said Monday he has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending a termination hearing. He said the leave...

Oxford County arrest log

• Lindsey Mae Bryant, 28, of Hebron, violation of protective order, 1:20 p.m. May 9 in Hebron, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Brandon Shaw Hodgdon,...
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One dead in Route 4 crash in Turner

TURNER (WGME) — One person was killed in an early morning crash in Turner. Androscoggin County dispatchers say it happened around 1 a.m. Thursday on...

Vaccination opt-out rate rising among Maine kindergartners

Maine’s vaccination coverage for students entering kindergarten worsened in 2017-18, making outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles, chicken pox and pertussis more likely. Five...

What You Need to Know: Paris Board of Selectmen

Paris Board of Selectmen May 15, 2018 Paris Town Office   Paving approved What happened: Selectmen approved funding for the town’s portion of a paving project on Stearns...

Wells school mascot panel votes in secret

WELLS — The Wells Mascot Advisory Committee may have violated state open-meeting laws Wednesday when it voted by secret ballot to make its recommendation...

Two Lewiston men deny selling crack

LEWISTON — Two local men denied Wednesday they were dealing crack cocaine in the city. Shane D. Pontoo, 30, of 101 Pine St. and Christopher...

Oak Hill High School to be closed Thursday due to threat

WALES — Oak Hill High School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon following a threat scrawled on a bathroom wall, school officials said. The school will be closed...

Westbrook grandmother among those in national ad for swimsuits

What do actress Brooke Shields, model Ashley Graham and Westbrook grandmother Pat Gallant-Charette have in common? They’re all featured in a new bathing suit ad...

Police log

Auburn • Amber Marie Morin, 24, of 15 Julie St., Poland, on a charge of theft, 5:31 p.m. Tuesday at Hannaford, 95 Spring St. • Carol...

Auburn man sues KFC over bone in pie

AUBURN — A local man filed a lawsuit Wednesday complaining he found a bone in his chicken pot pie at Kentucky Fried Chicken in...

Judge to rule on ranked-choice voting

A federal judge said he will decide early next week whether the Republican primary June 12 will be held under ranked-choice or traditional, plurality...

Portland auto dealer charged with illegal high-stakes gambling

A Portland man has pleaded guilty to running a high-stakes gambling operation from his home and used-car business for 14 years. The charges and plea...

Farmington officials rethinking energy project

FARMINGTON — Town officials are rethinking their endorsement of the New England Clean Energy Connect project, a controversial plan to build a Quebec to...

Putting a summer coat on the Kennedy Park pool

Ken Marston of Capozza Concrete Services in Portland puts the third and final coat of paint on the Kennedy Park swimming pool in Lewiston...

Weed control along Blake Street

One of several specially equipped ATVs cruising the streets of Lewiston applies weed control to the sidewalk of Blake Street in Lewiston on Wednesday...

One month later: McFarlands revisit river, announce memorial service

AUBURN — Nearly a month after two boys fell into the Androscoggin River at Bonney Park, one of the boys stood on the riverbank...

N.Y. man convicted in drug-related murder

AUGUSTA — Aubrey N. Armstrong was complicit in the drug-related killing and robbery of Joseph Marceau of Augusta, but there wasn’t enough evidence to...

Portland’s homeless relocating to Rumford

RUMFORD — For about a year, homeless people from Portland have been assisted in relocating to Rumford, according to Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs. "Housing is not available...

River Valley Grill closing surprises employees

RUMFORD — Employees of the River Valley Grill restaurant on Route 2 were greeted Monday morning with a sign on the door that read:...

Farmington firetruck gets checkup

Farmington firefighters Corey Mills, left, and Stan Wilcox check the Fire Rescue Department's Tower 3 truck at the fire station Wednesday. (Donna M. Perry/Sun...

Woman charged with OUI and speeding after boyfriend called police

AUGUSTA — A Windsor woman was arrested Tuesday evening after she allegedly drove more than 30 mph over the speed limit while intoxicated, then...
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Watch the new Lewiston school and playing fields being built

The Lewiston High School Blue Devils logo adorns the middle of the football field Wednesday morning as crews put the finishing touches on the...

Police: Wilton man found hiding in attic with grow operation

WILTON — A local man accused in April of selling crack cocaine was arrested early Wednesday after he was found in his attic with...

4 Androscoggin County jail officers injured in two encounters with inmate

AUBURN — Four corrections officers were hurt over the weekend while trying to control an inmate who had been at the county jail since...

Valerio McFarland’s family to hold press conference today

AUBURN — The parents of a 5-year-old boy who drowned last month in the Androscoggin River planned an event for this evening to thank...

Portland man pleads guilty to running gambling operation from home

A Maine man is pleading guilty to running a high-stakes gambling operation from his Portland home and business. The plea agreement for Stephen Mardigan was...