Stories about Fryeburg

Area students enroll at Colby College

WATERVILLE — Area students enrolled at Colby College this fall. Before classes began, each student took part in an orientation that included an introduction to Colby's rigorous academics, rich cultural life and community involvement opportunities as well as a three-day outdoor excursion.

Well done: Students honored for achievements

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kristen Lavallee of Lisbon has enrolled in Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the nation's first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is a graduate of Model Secondar...

Fryeburg man faces charges after extradition from California

PARIS — A Fryeburg man extradited from California over the weekend pleaded not guilty to a slew of felony theft and burglary charges in 11th District Court on Monday.  Ryan P. O'Keefe, 38, was indicted in late December 2012 on three theft and two burglary charges for break-...

Area students graduate from St. Joseph's College

STANDISH — The following local residents earned their degree at Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Katherine Davis of Lewiston graduated in September with an Associate of Science in business administration. Elizabeth Shampine of New Gloucester graduated in September with a Bache...

Police seek help in Fryeburg arson

FRYEBURG — A Nov. 12 structure fire in Fryeburg has been ruled an arson and investigators are seeking help from the public. In a news release from the Fryeburg Police Department, Detective Sgt. Joshua Potvin said the department is working with the State Fire Marshal's Office in gathe...

Fryeburg hit with string of burglaries, attempted car thefts

FRYEBURG — Police are asking residents in East Fryeburg to be "hyper-vigilant" after four break-ins, one car theft and three attempted car thefts since Monday. In one case, thieves hit the same house twice. "We're used to a quiet neighborhood," said Detective Sgt. Joshua Potvi...

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...