Stories about Norway

Norway Town Office to close for firefighter's funeral

NORWAY — The Norway Town Office will be closed Thursday, May 15, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. so employees can attend the funeral of Captain David Millett of the Norway Fire Department. Millett, a long time member of the Fire Department and husband of former Selectwoman Irene Millett, passed...

Western Foothills Land Trust plans two bird walks

Western Foothills Land Trust is offering two upcoming birding opportunities. The 19th annual Migratory Bird Walk will take place rain or shine at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. The group generally identifies about 50 species during the two-hour walk...

Norway voters to consider additional expenditures

NORWAY — Voters will be asked to OK about $87,445 in expenditures at a special town meeting Thursday evening. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in the Town Office on Danforth Street. The Police Department is asking for $20,000 from the unrestricted fund balance and $7,000 fr...

OCEA-R to hold annual 'Remembrance'

FRYEBURG — The Oxford Educators Association-Retired will meet on Friday, May 16, at New Church, Oxford Street. The program is the annual "Remembrance," during which the group remembers and honors teachers who have passed away during the past year. Sign-ins will begin at 10:30, follow...

Oil painting classes start May 14

NORWAY — Oil painting classes will begin at the Matolcsy Arts Center building starting May 14 and 15. Classes will be given by Gail Rein, a longtime Maine resident whose work has been nationally published and can be seen locally at the Maine Street Gallery. A six-week, three-hour, Th...

Budget Committee unanimously recommends municipal budget; refuses recommendation for fire station land

Norway Budget Committee member Mike Mann Jr. told fellow members Monday night he wants to see hard numbers before recommending money to buy land for a fire station in the north end of town.

Norway Lake was once important ice-harveting source

NORWAY — Ice harvesting on Norway Lake was once a thriving business. As much as 35,000 pounds of ice that were harvested and put into an ice house and delivered to summer camps largely before the 1950, when electric refrigerators came to the summer camps. Now the Norway Histor...

O'Reilly Auto Parts opens in Norway

NORWAY — O’Reilly Auto Parts announces the opening of a store 85 Main St. in Norway. The store will be celebrating a grand opening from May 14 to 27. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14. Store manager Randy Davin, on behalf of the entire company...

Calderwood Consort to present concerts in Monmouth, Norway

NORWAY — The Calderwood Consort will present two concerts of early music, marking the Consort's 38th year of performing throughout Maine and parts of New England and New York state. "Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement," ("My End Is My Beginning") will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16,...

Local CUs contribute volunteer hours to communities

PORTLAND — The Maine Credit Union League has announced the results of the 2013 CUs’ Share for ME Program, which tracks volunteer hours as reported by credit unions. The 2013 total was the second-highest ever, with nearly 37,500 hours documented by 40 credit unions and close to ...