Stories about Canton

Canton board chooses chairman

CANTON — The Board of Selectmen held its organizational meeting Thursday, electing Donald Hutchins as chairman and choosing the committees and departments members will oversee. Hutchins chose to oversee the Planning Board and the Budget Committee. Mac Ray took the Recreation Departme...

Carthage man 'lucky to be alive' after Canton pothole flips motorcycle

CANTON — Tommy Tompkins of Carthage said Wednesday that he's lucky to be alive after his head was split open Monday night when his motorcycle struck a large pothole on Staples Hill Road and flipped him and the bike. After visiting a friend, Tompkins was heading home on a road he hadn... 2

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Lunch, yard sale swap planned OTISFIELD — A free (donations accepted) community lunch and yard sale swap, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Community Hall, Route 121. Menu includes chicken a la king, biscuits, peas, salads, gingerb...

Recognition dinner for Rep. Briggs planned for June 19

DIXFIELD — The Oxford County Democrats have announced hosts for the Recognition Dinner for Rep. Sheryl Briggs to be held on Thursday, June 19, at the Dixfield Legion Hall. Hosts include Sheriff Wayne Gallant of Rumford, Sen. John and Claire Patrick of Rumford, Malcolm and Maureen Gil...

RSU 10's $36.2 million budget passes

DIXFIELD — RSU 10 voters approved a $36.2 million operating budget Tuesday by a nearly 2-1 majority. The final unofficial numbers are 935-484 for 11 of the 12 district towns. Hanover's numbers were not available. "We are very happy that the voters of RSU 10 have provided us th...

Canton elects three selectmen

CANTON — Russell Adams, Malcolm Ray and Donald Hutchins were elected to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. Adams and Ray each received 96 votes in a six-way race for two three-year terms. Also running for a seat were Lisa Cummings, Chris Dailey, Richard Ray and Donald Ulmer. Richard ...

RSU 10 budget leading with one town reporting

DIXFIELD — With four of the 12 member towns of  RSU 10 reporting results, the proposed budget for 2014-15 was leading by a vote of 731-456. Mexico Regional School Unit 10 board member Peter DeFilipp, who ran unopposed, got 456 votes for a full three-year term. He replaced long-t...

More than 2,000 bicyclists to Trek Across Maine this weekend

NEWRY — More than 2,300 bicyclists are registered for the 30th annual Trek Across Maine, which leaves Sunday River Ski Resort on Friday and goes for 170  miles to Steamboat Landing in Belfast on Sunday. It's the largest American Lung Association cycling event in the country, rai...

Nine vie for seats on Canton board

CANTON — Voters will choose from among a total of nine people seeking two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday's elections. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 10 at the Municipal Office. Seeking a three-year term are Russell Adams, former Selectman Lisa Cummin...

River Valley Chamber names Tri-County Mental Health Services as Nonprofit of Year

RUMFORD — Tri-County Mental Health Services is honored to be identified as Nonprofit of the Year by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Tri-County was chosen from a number of agencies identified for their commitment to the health and wellness of the people of Maine. The work being ...