Stories about Norway

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Norway manager in 'shock' over town's share of school budget

NORWAY — Town Manager David Holt said he's stunned that local taxpayers will have to pick up more than $275,000 of the Oxford Hills School District budget in 2012-13. “It was a shock. I was taken aback,” Town Manager David Holt told SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts at ...

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AARP members meet PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, May 14, at the First Congregational Church on E. Main Street, South Paris. A dinner of oven baked chicken with all the fixings will be served at noon. The cost is $6.50 and reservations a...

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Boarding house blaze being investigated as arson

NORWAY — Two police officers are being credited with saving lives, as well as a building, by pulling a burning mattress from the entrance to a boarding house in Norway late Saturday night. Norway fire Chief Dennis Yates said the blaze is being investigated by the Maine Fire Marshal's...

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Norway board agrees to prayer at town meeting

NORWAY — Selectmen on Thursday unanimously agreed to open the annual town meeting with a prayer and to have a moment of silence before the start of each board meeting. Selectman Michael Twitchell has volunteered to lead the prayer at the June 18 annual town meeting. “May...

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Legion Auxiliary elects officers, plans poppy distribution

NORWAY — The Stone-Smart American Legion Auxiliary met April 11 with president Thelma Denlinger presiding. A ham supper, prepared by Legionnaires, preceded the meeting. A yard sale will be held July 20-21 at Great Scott's Storage, Route 26. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will b...

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Oxford Hills Food Collaborative to close after four years

NORWAY — The Oxford Hills Food Collaborative is closing. Kristin Benedix, executive director of the Progress Center, said Wednesday that the state of the economy, particularly in the Oxford Hills area, and the center's programming needs were the deciding factors in closing down the f...

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Two killed when logging truck, car collide in Harrison

HARRISON — Two women were killed in a head-on crash in which a convertible was crushed and a loaded log truck landed on its side in a ditch  on Route 117 Wednesday, police said. Linda S. Labonte, 63, of Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene. Her mother, Carmen R. Smith, 85, ...

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Rowe students to perform dance

These Rowe School students are practicing for a dance performance on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. They will be joining students from six other SAD 17 schools who have been participating in dance classes taught by Art Moves Dance Project, Inc. teachers. The d...

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Hospital plans heart workshop NORWAY — The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital will hold "The Beat Goes On: Living Well with Heart Failure," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays through May 24, at the Harper Conference Center at the Ripley ...

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Roberta Hunt Doughty

SOUTH PARIS — Roberta Hunt Doughty, 87, of Norway, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, at the Maine Veterans' Home. She was born in Norway, April 9, 1925, to Lila Bryant Taker and Robert Clarence Hunt. She graduated from Norway High School and was the widow of Thaxter Edwin...