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Take-A-Chance auction June 6 FRYEBURG — A Take-A-Chance auction will be held Friday, June 6, at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds Agricultural Center. Viewing will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Auction starts at 6:30. There will also be a dollar table, 50/50 raffle ...

Gun, ammo, mask found on trail in Fryeburg village

FRYEBURG — Police said they believe the owner of a backpack containing a loaded .22-caliber handgun, ammunition and a ski mask found near the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Tuesday may have been targeting the store. Acting police Chief Joshua Potvin said Thursday that the owner of  ELA Sh...

Area schools awarded USDA distance learning, telemedicine grants

BANGOR — USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel has announced that Western Foothills Regional School Unit 10 in Dixfield has been selected to receive a Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant in the amount of $498,907 and Maine School Administrative District 61 in Bridgton h...

Police say Fryeburg man involved in 'brutal' assault

FRYEBURG — A 29-year-old Fryeburg resident is out on $1,500 bail following what police are calling a “brutal” attack on a local woman. In a statement released Saturday, Acting Police Chief Joshua Potvin said Fryeburg police officers arrested Nathan Smith on a charge of do...

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Boxberry auction, spring social HARRISON — The Boxberry School's sixth annual silent auction and spring social will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Fernwood Cove. There will be live music with Milltown Roadshow, and Sopo Co. wines and gourmet app...

OCEA-R to hold annual 'Remembrance'

FRYEBURG — The Oxford Educators Association-Retired will meet on Friday, May 16, at New Church, Oxford Street. The program is the annual "Remembrance," during which the group remembers and honors teachers who have passed away during the past year. Sign-ins will begin at 10:30, follow...

August road race has ties to historic May 6 event

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg New Church Assembly is celebrating the Roger Bannister race of May 6, 1954, when he broke the 4-minute mile. Rev. Dr. George F. Dole, a member of the Fryeburg New Church Assembly, was in that race. Dole, a young native of Fryeburg, was fortunate to be a part of th...

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AARP chapter to meet May 12 PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet Monday, May 12, at the First Congregational Church, East Main Street. A hot chicken salad lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $6.50. Reservations are required by Friday, Ma...

Fryeburg rescuers pull Cape Neddick man from the Saco River

FRYEBURG — Emergency personnel rescue canoeist from the frigid Saco River on Sunday afternoon. A Fryeburg Police Department release said that a group of 13 males were traveling in canoes and consuming alcohol when they said they encountered a hail storm, causing the canoe of a 50-yea... 3

Fryeburg police chief resigns

FRYEBURG — The police chief in Fryeburg has resigned. Fryeburg town manager Sharon Jackson tells WMWV-FM Chief Phil Weymouth was put on administrative leave April 17 and resigned his position Monday. Jackson says she appointed Detective Sgt. Josh Potvin as acting police chief ...