Oxford Hills

Telstar High School celebrating 50th anniversary

BETHEL — A class of 91 high school seniors walked through the doors of a new school for the first time on Sept. 19,...

Horse talk at Waterford World's Fair

Ellie Winslow, 8, talks to her horse, Faith, at the Waterford World's Fair on Friday afternoon, as her father, Jeff Winslow, adjusts the saddle....

Otisfield beach reopens after water test comes back clean

OTISFIELD — Less than a week after closing the town beach on Pleasant Lake because of E. coli bacteria in the water, Administrative Assistant...

Marshall Tucker Band to play Oxford County Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has booked the multi-award-winning Marshall Tucker Band as its main act this fall. The free concert at the fairgrounds...

Norway board tasks town manager with researching tree warden position

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen asked Town Manager Dennis Lajoie on Thursday to look up the official definition of "tree warden." Tish Carr, who has...

Enjoying outside dining in Norway

Amanda Ilsley and her sons, Nathan, center, and Bobby Ilsley, sit at a picnic table at Ari's Pizza and Subs on Main Street on...

Oxford County arrest log

• Corbit John W. Federico, 29, of Porter, probation violation, 2:03 p.m. July 16 in Paris, Oxford County Sheriff's Office. • Peter Samuel MacQuarrie, 42, of...

Otisfield beach area closed because of bacteria

OTISFIELD — Administrative Assistant Anne Pastore told selectmen Wednesday evening that that the town beach on Pleasant Lake will be closed until further notice...

Oxford County Sheriff's Office to buy terrain vehicles

PARIS — The Oxford County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to allow the Oxford County Sheriff's Office to buy two utility terrain vehicles and...

Replica of Vietnam Wall ceremony to feature Norway vet's song

Friends and classmates had died in the war. Some had even committed suicide. At the depth of his depression in the 1970s, Al Pelletier thought...

Bail set for Turner man charged in chase

PARIS — Bail was set at $1,000 for a Turner man who crashed his car Thursday afternoon and led police on a chase through...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Jay: North Jay Water District, 6 p.m., Town Office Jay: Jay Village...

Bethel society replacing Moses Mason building

BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society has begun construction of a replica of an office and library that for 36 years belonged to Dr....

Story of Paris Hill man connects Maine to ‘complexities’ of slave trade

The story of the boy who was abducted from the eastern coast of Africa and wound up living among country folk in western Maine...

Norway Music and Arts Festival

Allison Johnson performs with hula hoops during the Norway Music and Arts Festival in downtown Norway on Saturday. It was the 51st year of...

Oxford County arrest log

• Ralph Adamos, 42, of Turner, two counts of failure to appear, 8:45 a.m. July 11 in Paris, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Nathan Stuart,...

Oxford County Jail inmate death investigated

PARIS — Corrections officials are investigating the death of an Oxford County Jail inmate who died four days after suffering self-inflicted injuries at the...

Church plans to purchase former manufacturing plant in Norway

NORWAY — The pastor of Moss Brook Church told the Planning Board on Thursday evening that the church plans to spend up to $1.2 million...

Franklin County advised to develop strategy for broadband funding

WILTON — In hopes of increasing broadband internet connections in rural Maine, members of two organizations informed community leaders in Franklin County how to...

Turner man charged after chase in Oxford

OXFORD — A Turner man was arrested Thursday after crashing his car and leading police on a chase through the woods in Norway and...
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Court dismisses Brunswick land-use lawsuit

BRUNSWICK — Maine's highest court ordered dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed the Town Council violated its charter by not holding a public hearing...

Strong board grapples with sex-offender housing limits

STRONG — Selectmen are facing a request from townspeople to prohibit registered sex offenders from living in specific areas of town. The request was made...

Farmington farm gets boost from supporters

FARMINGTON — People are driving from as far away as Portland, Bangor, Lewiston and Monmouth and emptying the coolers at Sandy River Farms. Sales at...

The last time Maine's 2nd District ousted a congressman? 1916

One clear lesson from Maine’s political history is that it’s awfully hard to knock a 2nd District congressman out of office. Nobody’s done it, after...

Mexico officials shopping for sidewalk plow

Mexico looking to purchase sidewalk plowMEXICO — Selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jack Gaudet and Highway Foreman John Blais to go to Ottawa, Ontario, to...

Lewiston doctor arrested on domestic assault charge

AUBURN — Lewiston urologist Joel S. Olstein, 72, was arrested at his Auburn home Thursday night and charged with domestic assault. At about 8 p.m., police...

Police log

Auburn * Jonas Denzel Ryerson, 21, of 81 Howard St., Lewiston, on a warrant, 2:16 p.m. Thursday at 484 Center St. Androscoggin County * Aaron Waite, 27,...

Lewiston using additional school funding to lower taxes

LEWISTON — It's not much, but it's something.  The Lewiston School Department will use $66,603 in additional state subsidy to offset next year's property tax...

Traffic advisory for Sunday's Emily's Run

AUBURN — Race two of this year’s Greater L-A Triple Crown 5K Series will be held Sunday, July 22. Emily’s Run will kick off at...

Winthrop church celebrating 225th anniversary

WINTHROP — A lot has changed since 1793, when a group of Quakers started regularly meeting in a small cabin here. The number of worshipers...

Bates College hosting dance festival in Lewiston

Maree ReMalia, center, leads a Bates Dance Festival class at Lewiston Middle School on Friday. The Gaga class teaches movement through nuanced gestures, over-the-top...

Lewiston police, ICE detain woman

Zera Samson, center, is detained by several law enforcement officers at the bus station on the corner of Bates and Oak streets in Lewiston...

Mt. Blue educator from Jay to receive national award for teaching excellence

FARMINGTON — A longtime language arts teacher at Mt. Blue High School is one of 46 public school educators to receive a national award.   The...

Noah LePage's film premieres at 2018 Maine International Film Festival

A short film written and directed by a Mt. Blue High School alumnus is an official selection of the 2018 Maine International Film Festival. "Elysia"...

Renovations underway at Wilton tannery site

WILTON — Renovations have begun at the former tannery building on Routes 2 and 4 for phase one of transforming it into a business...

No more harness racing at Oxford Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has eliminated its long tradition of harness racing from this year's schedule, but a state official said it...

Stormy Daniels to bring strip act to Maine

It looks like Stormy Daniels is blowing into town. A marquee at a Portland adult nightclub says the porn star – who alleges she’s had...

Bruce Poliquin backs GOP bid to smother carbon tax

Maine lawmakers split this week on a U.S. House vote to condemn the idea of a carbon tax to fight climate change, though no...

FBI has tape of Trump, Cohen discussing paying Playboy model

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had...

Foul play ruled out in death of artist Robert Indiana

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled out foul play in the death of artist Robert Indiana, but the cause of death remains in...

A pair of toilets reserves seating for Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade

Some cheeky Yarmouth residents found a new use for some old toilets this week. A pair of commodes were placed in front of a home...

At least 17 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank...

Donald Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield...

Class-action suit filed against CMP, claiming customers overcharged

More than 600 Central Maine Power Co. customers who believe they have been overcharged on their electricity bills have sued the company and are...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Dominique Bailey, 28, of 33 Winter St., on a charge of robbery, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on Bates Street. • Neal Frost, 39, listed as transient,...