Stories about Norway

Community safety day set for Saturday

NORWAY — A community safety day is set for Saturday at the Norway Fire Department. Local fire and police departments will be on hand demonstrating how to react in dangerous situations and how to prevent fires. It will be sponsored by the Norway Fire Department and Norway Firemen...

Photo: Falling tree knocks out power

A dead tree fell on utility lines on Crockett Ridge Road on Thursday, cutting power in the area. Firefighters responded at around 2 p.m. and Central Maine Power employees arrived soon after. Assistant Chief Jim Tibbetts of the Norway Fire Department said the tree was removed and power restored af...

Weary Club elects officers, continues coffees

NORWAY — The Weary Club held its annual meeting on Aug. 1 at the Norway Town Office meeting room. Election of officers was held as follows: president, Wayne Chandler; vice president, Mary Lou St. John; and secretary/treasurer, Steve Bell. Routine business and new items were discussed...

Opera House contract award expected soon

NORWAY — The contract for the $1.1 million rehabilitation of the six Opera House storefronts is expected to be awarded as soon as next week. Norway Opera House Corp. board member Bruce Cook said Wednesday that bids for the project, which will also include the restoration of the back ...

Exhibit pays tribute to western Maine artists

NORWAY — In celebration of its 50-year support of the arts, Western Maine Art Group is showing works by western Maine artists at Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center through Aug. 31. On exhibit are new works by Gail Rein, Nikki Millonzi, Barbara Traficonte, Pam Morra, Shirley Libby Davis,...

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: * Chris A. Barnard, 62, of Norway, Aug. 9, disorderly conduct and failure to submit to arrest or detention, Norway Police Department. * Laurie A. Jones, 48, of Norway, Aug. 9, criminal trespass and disor...

Norway children's librarian to start new chapter in New York

NORWAY — Anna Gordon, who has served as the children's librarian at Norway Memorial Library for the past two years, leaves this week for a new job in New York. The 25-year-old New Jersey native and graduate of the State University of New York, where she earned a master's degree in li...

Norway man finds zen in business venture

NORWAY — A little over a year ago, Mark Wilson had never heard of a zen garden. He was seeing a counselor, who suggested he go rake in a zen garden at the office. He said he was surprised at how easily the shallow wooden box filled with fine white beach sand and accentuated by smooth...

Table service

The Oxford Hills Technical School Diversified Occupations Program is designed to prepare students with learning disabilities for entry-level work in the community. Additionally, many students prepare for entry into other technical programs at the school. Community service/awareness is part of the...

Party for departing Norway children's librarian Aug. 21

NORWAY — The staff and Board of Trustees of Norway Memorial Library are inviting the public to an open house reception for Children's Services Coordinator Anna Gordon on Tuesday. Gordon, who is resigning to accept a new job in New York, will be feted in the Norway Memorial Library on...