Oxford Hills

County administrator denies tax appeal rehearing

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole has determined that a rehearing in the Waterford gun club noise tax appeal case will not be granted. “We believe the decision of (the Oxford County Board of Assessment Review) is sound, that the statute requires the application not...

Hartford officials hash out ordinance wording

HARTFORD — Selectmen met with the Ordinance and Road committees Tuesday night to clarify wording in road standards. Road Committee member Daniel Maddox said design and construction standards in the Road Ordinance were not specific enough for writing contracts. Alan Ray and Len...

Norway website more user-friendly, attractive

NORWAY — The town website has a new look. “It's much improved,” Town Clerk Shirley Boyce said. She, Selectman Bruce Cook and General Assistance Administrator Shannon Moxcey developed a plan to make the site more user-friendly and attractive, not only to town office...

Judge to rule Thursday on motion to overturn manslaughter convictions

PARIS — A daylong hearing in a bid to overturn two manslaughter convictions against 21-year-old Kristina Lowe of Oxford will begin Thursday morning in Oxford County Superior Court. Active-Retired Justice Robert Clifford is expected to rule on the defense's motion to acquit Lowe of al...

No injuries in Paris after fallen trees block off several hundred feet of road

PARIS — Crews worked through heavy rain and lightning to clear downed trees on Elm Hill Road and High Street on Monday night. A span of several hundred feet along High Street was rendered impassable after numerous fir trees were uprooted, knocking down power lines and blocking the ro...

Olympians drawn to the Redneck Blank starting Thursday

HEBRON — Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to descend upon an otherwise quiet stretch of Route 124 for the fourth annual Redneck 'Blank' beginning Thursday.  Several hundred would-be Olympians, a word the International Olympic Committee has twice threate...

Mahoosuc Land Trust seeking entries for Photo-Art-Writing show

BETHEL — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Mahoosuc Land Trust is soliciting entries from the public for a photography, art and writing show set for Saturday, Sept. 27. As part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, the show will be held from ...

Officials rescue 15 canoeists overnight on Saco River near Fryeburg

FRYEBURG — About 15 canoeists stranded on the banks of the Saco River on Monday night were safely rescued early Tuesday morning. According to a statement from Fryeburg police acting Chief Joshua Potvin, the rescue took four hours and a two-mile hike into the woods. The group, includi...

Storm knocks down trees in Paris

The fast-moving storm that hit the area Monday night knocked down trees and power lines. These trees blocked High Street in Paris. AS of 8:45 a.m., 300 homes in Oxford County were still without power.

Oxford County dispatcher workstations getting a comfort upgrade

PARIS — Emergency dispatchers in Oxford County must be seated in chairs, staring at a monitor up to 12 hours a day. Now those workstations are getting a little more comfortable. Dispatchers' consoles at the Oxford County Regional Communications Center will be swapped out for more erg...

Fast-moving storms make an impression

Thunder and lightning rolled across central Maine on Monday night, dropping trees and power lines in its path. As the storm moved through Oxford County, it left over 1,000 Central Maine Power customers in the dark. Reporter Tom Standard, on the road from covering the Peru sele...

Oxford County administrator to make decision on tax abatement appeal rehearing

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said Monday that he is reviewing a Waterford family's request for an immediate rehearing on an appeal for a tax abatement that was denied by the Oxford County Board of Assessment Review on Thursday afternoon. In a letter dated July ...

Two charged with selling cocaine, heroin in Rumford

RUMFORD — Police said a local couple is charged with selling cocaine and heroin from their apartment on Waldo Street. Emily Lemay, 20, and Angel Cabrera, 22, were arrested Saturday on two counts of Class A aggravated drug trafficking and one count of Class B criminal conspiracy. ...

Decision expected soon on Norway wedding barn

NORWAY — A decision is expected Thursday by the Planning Board on the Granite Ridge Estate application for a rural lodge and luxury barn at 65 Delano Drive. The facility will host wedding parties and other events. In early July, about 60 residents appeared at a Planning Board meeting...

Three injured, including 3-year-old girl, when pickup strikes car in Paris

PARIS — Two adults and a 3-year-old girl were transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway on Sunday after their car was struck on the driver's side by a pickup truck.  Christine Dumont, 47, Wesley Miller, 19, and a three-year old girl— addresses unknown — wer... 3

Fryeburg police receive Taser training

Fryeburg police officer Cody Belyea is shown being Tased. He is assisted to the floor by Bridgton police officer Phillip Jones, left, and Fryeburg Lt. Mike McAllister.

This week's agenda

Tuesday Casco: Selectboard, 6:30 p.m., Community Center Hartford: Road Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall Hartford: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Hall

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were made at the Oxford County Jail:   Stephen M. Adams Jr., 21, Melrose, Mass., possession of scheduled drugs, July 26, 2:33 a.m., Fryeburg, Fryeburg Police Department.  Peter R. Bergeron Jr., 50, Cornish, operating ...

Buckfield's founder's home for sale

BUCKFIELD — Over two centuries after his Georgian-style home was carved out from the wilderness, town founder Abijah Buck's homestead is for sale. Built 14 years after Buck returned from the French-Indian war, circa 1791, Maine Preservation — the state's sole nonprofit for hist...

Open farm Day in West Paris

Farmer Pat Verrill shows Kevin Billings her hoop house full of tomatoes during Open Farm Day at Harvest Moon Produce in West Paris on Sunday. More than 60 farms across Maine opened their gates to visitors during the 25th annual event. Verrill and her husband, Paul, gave tours around their two acr...

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