Stories about Harrison


RIF Read-a-thon was again a success

OXFORD —  The Oxford Hills Reading is Fundamental Programs celebrated another successful read-a-thon for SAD 17 students in grades K-6 by raising more than $13,000. An ice cream social was held to recognize this year's outstanding read-a-thon participants. One hundred eight students we...


Well done - Area students attain dean's lists

BALTIMORE, Md. — Joshua Charest has made the dean's list at Johns Hopkins University. Charest is going to be a junior in the engineering program and has been on the dean's list since his freshmen year. He's currently doing a summer engineering internship with Proctor & ...


Well done

POTSDAM, N.Y. — The following students will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as members of the Class of 2016: Aimee Giffune of Turner, a graduate of Leavitt Area High School. Giffune will be majoring in chemical engineering. Caleb Verrill of Poland, a graduate of S...


Barbara Ann Broadhead

SOUTH PARIS — Barbara Ann Broadhead, 72, of South Paris, formerly of Harrison, died Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Market Square Health Care Center after a battle with cancer. Her loving family and best friend were by her side. She was born April, 10, 1940, in Torrington, Conn., the daughte...


Soccer registration deadline is Aug. 31

HARRISON — The Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registration forms for the fall youth soccer program for children entering grades first through sixth. Director Paula Holt said the fee is $35 per player or $50 per family. Checks should be made payable to Oxford Hill ...


The hunger season — In a time of plenty, some families struggle to put food on the table

STATE — For many, summer means good eating – gardens and farmers markets overflow with fresh produce and the aroma of backyard grilling fills the air. It's hard to believe that people are going hungry. But advocate...


Sporting special shirts

Kids and staff are sporting the special T-shirts that each child and staff member designed during the first week (Spirit Week) of Harrison Summer Recreation Day Camp. Two instructors spent a day teaching everyone how to design and color their own tie-dye shirt. The colors were chosen according to...


Historic farm in Harrison destroyed by lightning strike

A plaque identifies the 1806 Kneeland Farm on Town Farm Road in Harrison, where fire heavily damaged the house and destroyed the barn, garage and ell Friday morning.


Fire crews battle Harrison barn blaze

HARRISON —   Firefighters fought a blaze early Friday morning in Harrison that destroyed a barn and damaged a nearby home at 101 Town Farm Road. The homeowners, Robert Boole and his wife, awoke to the smell of smoke at 2:20 a.m. and were able to safely leave their home and ...


Harmonizing in Harrison

The Downeasters Barbershop Chorus, which specializes in four-part harmony a cappella, will give a concert Saturday, Aug. 11, benefiting Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $15, call 583-6747 or purchase them early at the door. The theate...