Stories about Dixfield


Towns clamp down on free access to sand

LEWISTON — There’s been a rush on sand stockpiles at municipal public works departments, and some towns are clamping down on the amount residents can take per visit. Some towns are talking about installing surveillance cameras and prosecuting people who take more than allowed.


Ludden Library names basket raffle winner


Dixfield Board of Selectmen chairman responds to union's grievance

DIXFIELD — During Monday evening's Board of Selectmen meeting, Chairman Mac Gill read a prepared statement in response to the prohibitive practice complaint that Teamsters Union Local 340 of South Portland filed against the town earlier in the year. Business agent Lorne Smith said De...


Conservation District seeks photos for annual report

OXFORD — The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking a conservation photo to grace the cover of the 2013 Annual Report. The photo must fall under the category of conservation, but may be any one of the following: agriculture, forestry, or soil and water.


Dixfield selectmen's meeting postponed until Tuesday

DIXFIELD — Due to inclement weather, the Board of Selectmen's meeting originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Ludden Memorial Library will be held instead on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Town Manager Linda Pagels-Wentworth said Monday afternoon. Among the items on the agen...


River Valley fire chiefs say federal insurance mandate doesn't apply to their departments

RUMFORD — Chiefs of local volunteer fire departments in the River Valley region said they were either unaware of the Affordable Care Act ambiguity that affects volunteer firefighters or not concerned with it. According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ...


Recreation vehicles on roads topic for Dixfield board

DIXFIELD — Discussion on a troublesome section of Route 142 will continue at the selectmen meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Ludden Memorial Library. Resident Freemont Tibbetts approached the board this past year year to say recreational vehicles such as ATVs and snowmobiles have be...


Union files prohibitive practice grievance against town of Dixfield

DIXFIELD — Teamsters Union Local 340 of South Portland has filed a prohibitive practice complaint with the Maine Labor Board, claiming the town showed discrimination and bad-faith bargaining during negotiations with the Public Works Department. Business agent Lorne Smith said Monday ...


Dirigo High School Gift of Giving campaign


Dirigo names student of the month