Stories about Fryeburg


Area students enroll at NESCom

BANGOR — The following are among the new students enrolled at the New England School of Communications for fall 2013. Joseph Austin of Casco, studying audio engineering in the Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology program. Cody Chiasson of P...


Drug crime still challenge for county police

PARIS — Despite progress in the past year, drug crime remains one of the top challenges faced by municipal police departments, at least in southern Oxford County, officials said this week. Representatives from Oxford, Fryeburg and Paris police departments met with Oxford County ...


Maine PUC chairman recuses himself in Fryeburg-Poland Spring water case

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission chairman is removing himself from a case involving the Fryeburg Water District and the company that owns Poland Spring bottled water. Thomas Welch had come under pressure to recuse himself because he represented Nestle Waters North...


Farmington woman is one of few female harness racers

FARMINGTON — It's not about being female; it's about being competent, Charlene Cushing says. “It's just earning your respect,” said Cushing, of Farmington, who along with her husband, Mike Cushing, owns and races a stable of Standardbred horses across New England. This we...


Showtime at Fryeburg Fair

FRYEBURG — They pull. They tug. They grunt. And that's just the trainers of the dairy-show cows who parade around the ring before trying to line the cattle up like show horses for the judge. “That's a lovely box rump,” said the judge as he looked over the backsides...


Newcomer wins blueberry dessert contest at Fryeburg Fair

FRYEBURG — Katie Gibson beamed as she accepted the first-place ribbon for her cornbread-crusted blueberry tart at the Fryeburg Fair on Tuesday. With bright sun and temperatures heading into the 80s, thousands flocked to the fairground on Route 5 for the third day of Maine's Blue...


Destination Maine

Strong summer continues tourism growth; busy fall predicted


Teenager commits suicide with gun in Gray-New Gloucester High School parking lot

A 19-year-old man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of Gray-New Gloucester High School on Saturday afternoon while several sports events were taking place, according to Capt. Shawn O’Leary of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. By late Saturday night, police have n... 1


Fryeburg Fair opens this weekend

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Fair opens its gates for the 163rd year on Sunday. A large contingent of campers and exhibitor trailers have been traveling to the fairground on Route 5 for Maine's Blue Ribbon Classic that runs through Sunday, Oct. 6. “We have exhibitors from Can...


Hearing set on Route 302 reconstruction

BRIDGTON — The Department of Transportation will hold its final public hearing Wednesday on a major reconstruction project on Route 302 between Bridgton and Fryeburg. The state plans to rebuild the highway, beginning 0.11 miles west of Stanley Hill Road in Fryeburg and extending 5.14...