Stories about Norway

Christ Episcopal Church welcomes new rector

NORWAY — In June the Rev. Nancy Moore accepted a call to become the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Norway. Since then she and the congregation are in the process of getting to know each other and together planning for the future of the parish. Moore is the youngest of five chil...

Efforts to save historic Pike Store making progress

NORWAY — The owner of the 130-year-old L.F. Pike Store said some progress is being made in her attempt to save the historic structure. Earlier this month, Lesley Dean held a “yard sale” of the remaining merchandise in the former men's and boys' clothing store. Although th...

Norway Library lists new books, DVDs

NORWAY — Norway Memorial Library has added the following materials. Fiction: Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well; Ace Atkins, Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot; David Baldacci, The Target; Sebastian Barry, The Temporary Gentleman; Maeve Binchy, Chestnu...

Odd Fellows Hall included in 'This Place Matters' historical preservation campaign

NORWAY — The 1894 Odd Fellows Hall matters. So much so that just before the start of the annual Norway Arts Festival almost two weeks ago, Downtown Norway President Andrea Burns decided to stick a sign on the first-floor picture window of the vacant building that states, “This ...

Residents present petition to ban fireworks in Norway

NORWAY — A group of some 45 residents have submitted a petition to the Board of Selectmen asking for an ordinance prohibiting fireworks. The petition, presented by Nancy Hohmann of 420 Crockett Ridge Road to the board at its Thursday night meeting, calls the use of fireworks “a... 3

New sites provide help with problem gambling

NORWAY — Healthy Oxford Hills, a project of Stephens Memorial Hospital, along with several state agencies and Maine casinos are working to help people who have a gambling problem sign up for self-exclusion. A person can self-exclude by signing an agreement to not enter a casino for a...

Nature camp is slated for August

NORWAY — Children ages 7 through 11 will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the natural world mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at “Earth Kids” nature camp Aug. 4-8. “Earth Kids” nature camp is hosted by the First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St.

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Vendor fair benefits Canton man AUBURN — A benefit Sweet Summertime Vendor/Craft Fair and Raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Norway Savings Bank Arena, behind Shaw's Supermarket. More crafters and vendors are welcomed. Contact Step...

Norway residents split over controversial rural wedding barn

NORWAY — Residents along a rural private road in North Norway implored town officials to reject a proposed wedding center planned for Delano Drive to protect their peaceful neighborhood. Around 60 area residents packed into a large meeting room at the Town Office on Thursday night to...

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Dance at American Legion Hall PARIS — A dance with music by the Jones Dance Band will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 12, 19 and 26, at the American Legion Hall, Church Street. Cost is $5. Waterford Wilkins House breakfast...