Stories about Harrison

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Garments of Praise shop open PARIS — Garments of Praise, a thrift shop for gently used clothing, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at South Paris Baptist Church, 1 Park St. The shop carries men's, women's and children's clothing for a suggestion don...

Registration open for Harrison Summer Recreation day camp

HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec summer staff is gearing up for a most exciting and fun summer program which they call "Educational Recess," where children learn life skills from trained, energetic, caring, talented and knowledgeable counselors and swim instructors in a safe, fun and posit...

School board recommends $35.9M SAD 17 budget

OXFORD — The SAD 17 Board of Directors approved a $35.9 million budget Monday, a 2.23 percent increase from the 2012-13 budget. The budget is about $783,000 more than last year's. New expenditures include $419,000 for the district’s share of teacher retirement, $350,000 in nego...

Maine committee eyes moratorium on 'tar sands' oil

AUGUSTA — A bill creating a two-year moratorium on the transportation of so-called "tar sands" oil in Maine pit environmental groups against those who say the ban would have far-reaching negative impacts on the economy during testimony before the Legislature's Environment and Natural R...

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Norway road, park clean up NORWAY — The Norway Parks & Recreation Department will join with the Art Gouin Street Clean Up to hold the annual Community Spring Clean Up of town roads and Lake Pennesseewassee Park on Saturday, May 4. From 8 to 11 a.m. work wi...

Well done - Students honored for achievements

SOUTH PORTLAND — Ian McLaughlin of Durham was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern Maine Community College. McLaughlin, the son of Jim and Patty McLaughlin, is a graduate of Brunswick High School Class of 2010. He is majoring in dietetics ...

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Spring clean-up day at garden PARIS — Spring clean-up day is scheduled for the McLaughlin Garden and Homestead to prepare the grounds for the season. The work party is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Lunch will be served. All are invited to participat...

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Cub Scout pack being formed OXFORD — The Anderson Staples American Legion in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 196 are announcing the formation of a Cub Scout pack to be located at the legion. Cub Scout coordinator Tom Leeman, also a Boy Scout Troop leader, ann...

Conference to focus on domestic and sexual violence

BRYANT POND — Making The Connection, a day long conference for individuals who work with families, women and children in Oxford County, is planned for Friday, May 3, at Crosstones Conference Center. Safe Voices, (Oxford County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center), REACH (Sexual...

Celia Jacobson

NORWAY — Celia (Heino) Jacobson, 91, of Harrison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, at Stephens Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1922, the daughter of Finnish immigrants, Kalle (Charles) and Liisa Heino. She was one of 12 children. Celia married Frank Jacobson on ...