Stories about Norway

Children given resources to keep reading this summer

NORWAY — Children in the Oxford Hills area are being encouraged to read this summer through the use of a bookmobile and brochures listing public libraries, their locations, hours and contact information. The bookmobile began its tour Tuesday morning as part of the Norway Memorial Lib...

Paris, Norway managers to hammer out new police merger plan

PARIS — The town will write a new agreement for police consolidation between the Paris and Norway departments and bring it to both towns for a vote later this summer. At the May 14 meeting, selectmen pulled a merger vote from the town meeting warrant in order to get more information ...

PHOTO: Gingerbread House restoration

Work is continuing on restoration of the 19th-century Gingerbread House on Main Street. Scott Roberts, owner of Roberts Excavating of Norway, did work around the foundation on Friday. Bricks saved during the move of the house last summer will become exterior facade for the foundation.

Opera House transferred to new owners

NORWAY — The town transferred the deed to the Opera House to the Norway Opera House Corp. on Tuesday. Dennis Gray and Bruce Cook, corporation members, accepted the deed from Town Manager David Holt and Town Clerk Shirley Boyce, marking a new beginning for the iconic 19th-century buil...

Rowe Elementary School honor roll

NORWAY — Guy E. Rowe Elementary School has announced the honor roll of the third trimester. Sixth grade: Norissa Alleano, Luke Allen, Hunter Ames, Ethan Brown, Jordan Burnham, Dylan Cobbett, Bandella Connors, Stephen Dailey, Shyanne Ellis, William Eshleman, Jade Keene, Jenna Moxcey, ...

Street dance to highlight Norway Arts Festival

NORWAY — The annual Arts Festival street dance will be held Friday, July 13. The dance will be behind the Fare Share Market in Norway, from 5:30 to 9 pm. It will include music, entertainment and a barbecue. The street dance kicks off with singers Katey Branch and Emma Day-Bran...

Neighborhood disturbance or celebration?

The Fourth of July is still more than a week away, but fireworks and noise complaints have already arrived. At Thursday’s meeting of selectmen in Norway, the board heard an impassioned complaint from Pikes Hill Road resident Trina Cray about the now-legal fireworks going off “d... 13

Velma Jaaranen

SOUTH PARIS — Velma Jaaranen, 83, of Norway passed away on Tuesday, June 19, at the Maine Veterans’ Home. She was born Feb. 7, 1929, in the Dr. Packard House on High Street in West Paris, the daughter of Leon and Reta Ryerson Proctor. Velma attended West Paris High School, wher...

Lightning cause of fire in Norway

Norway firefighters extinguish a lightning-strike fire that destroyed Mike Morrissette's 10- by 10-foot storage building and its contents on Sanborn Circle in Norway on Saturday, fire Chief Dennis Yates said.

Winnifred R. Fanjoy

LEWISTON — Winnifred Ruth Fanjoy, 79, of Norway, died Wednesday, June 20, at Marshwood Center, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Houlton, Aug. 12, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Ruby McGillicuddy Hutchinson. She worked in the Maritime electronics industr...