Stories about Buckfield


Buckfield to consider options for vacant town manager post

BUCKFIELD — The Board of Selectmen has decided to review all its options as it considers whether to hire a permanent town manager. The board agreed Tuesday night to hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 to address a number of issues, including whether the town should hire a full-time ...

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S. Perkins: Keep Buckfield schools in RSU 10

I thank Maida Dobson for her efforts to continue the plan of a petition drive to allow Buckfield residents to reconsider their vote to withdraw from RSU 10. I was very surprised by the selectmen's vote (2-1) against allowing residents to reconsider. It might be explained by one of the sele...


Rita J. Humphrey

LEWISTON — Rita J. Humphrey, 72, of Buckfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Ouellette's Adult Foster Home, after a long illness. She was born in Lewiston on July 27, 1941, a daughter of the late Darrell and Elsie Chabot Briggs. She was educated in Auburn schools and was married to Willia...


Former school director to petition Buckfield to reconsider withdrawal from RSU 10

BUCKFIELD — A former RSU 10 director said Monday that she intends to begin a petition drive to put a reconsideration of the town withdrawing from the district on the June ballot.  The move comes after the Board of Selectmen last week refused a request from members of t...


Buckfield loses one town manager, hires another

BUCKFIELD — Selectmen accepted, with regrets, the resignation of Town Manager Dana Lee at their meeting Tuesday night and voted to hire Town Clerk Cindy Dunn as interim town manager. Board Chairman Warren Wright said Lee advised that a part-time town manager would suffice. Lee...


Central Maine Community College dean’s list

AUBURN — The following area students were named to the Central Maine Community College dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. Students on the president’s list earned a semester grade point average of 3.9 or higher. High honors denote a minimum GPA of 3.6 and honors recognizes t...


Buckfield shooter pleads no contest, given six month suspended jail sentence

PARIS — Scott Ackley of Buckfield, accused of shooting his girlfriend in the head during an alcohol-fueled argument last April, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless conduct charge in Oxford County Superior Court on Thursday. Ackley, 41, was given a suspended six-month ja...


Buckfield shooting case goes to trial this week

PARIS — The case of a Buckfield man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the face during a fight at their house in April 2013 is expected to go to trial this week. Scott Ackley, 41, was indicted in August on aggravated assault, domestic violence reckless conduct and domestic as...


Buckfield selectmen choose construction manager for new fire-rescue station

BUCKFIELD — Selectmen on Tuesday accepted the Fire-Rescue Station Building Committee's unanimous recommendation to hire H.E. Callahan for construction management services on the $1.2 million station. Town Manager Dana Lee said Mechanics Falls used the Auburn company on a building pro...

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Enjoying the calm before the storm

A red squirrel eats ice-covered berries on Paris Hill Road in Buckfield on Friday morning. Another winter storm is expected to hit the area Sunday, and Lewiston has put a parking ban into effect for 5 p.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday.