Stories about Andover

Andover town offices closed for holidays

ANDOVER — Various offices and facilities in Andover have announced closings for the holiday season. The town office will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The library will be closed on Dec. 24 and the transfer station will be closed on Dec. 25.

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Fourth of July meeting RUMFORD — The Rumford Fourth of July Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the conference room in the Rumford Town Hall. Discussion will include organizing next year's event and the schedule. Basketball auct...

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Food pantry OTISFIELD — The Food Pantry will be open from from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second Monday evening of each month from 5 ...

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Collecting for Santa's Helpers RUMFORD — Santa's Helpers will have a collection box for people to donate at the local vendor fair Friday, Dec. 2, at Black Mountain of Maine. Xandy Morton said they are in need of toys for boys and girls ages 7-12. There will be...

Andover Elementary School honor roll

ANDOVER — Andover Elementary School has announced the first quarter honor rolls. High honors: Angela Cintron, grade 4; Perry Morton, grade 4. Honors: Jacob Putnam, grade 5; Natausha Cogley, grade 5; Nyia Dixon, grade 4.

Andover library lists new books

ANDOVER — Some of the recent acquisitions at the Andover Public Library are listed below. Adult fiction "Silent Girl," by Tess Gerritsen, "Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb," by Melanie Benjamin, "Best of Me," by Nicholas Sparks, "Flash and Bones," by Kathy Reic...

Andover woman pleads guilty to welfare fraud

PARIS — An Andover woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Oxford County Superior Court to defrauding the state by submitting false receipts to an education assistance program. Susan M. Jamison, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception, Class C, and one count of aggravated for... 1

Carol Oakes Swan

RUMFORD — Funeral services for Carol Oakes Swan, R.N., of Mexico, were conducted Friday at the Meader and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Jane Rich officiating. Music selections were “Amazing Grace” and “Just As I Am.” Committal services were conducted by the Rev. Ric...

Matthew Allen Thurston

PORTLAND — Matthew Allen Thurston, 8, of Bethel and Andover died Monday, Oct. 24, at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Matthew was born on May 19, 2003, the son of Kurt and Jessica Jackson Thurston. He was a member of the third-grade class at Crescent Park School. He was happy-...

Invigorate Maine communities

Harness racing, a racino and Question 2 — if anyone is looking to tie all these together for the economic good of the community, I offer an example. I used time off during summers to race at Scarborough Downs. I owned, trained and drove one to three horses most summers. That meant I&...