Stories about Norway


BikeMaine organizers pick Norway for 2014 ride

NORWAY — BikeMaine 2014 organizers said Norway was selected as one of five communities to host 350 bicyclists and volunteers next September because of the town's initiatives to get residents physically active. “BikeMaine selected Norway as a host community in 2014 in part becau...


Norway selectmen approve police cruiser replacement

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen unanimously gave the go-ahead Thursday night to police Chief Rob Federico to replace a cruiser destroyed in an accident last month. The board approved the purchase of a 2014 Ford Interceptor utility vehicle from Ripley and Fletcher Co. of South Paris f...


Documentary 'Slavery by Another Name' to be shown Feb. 14

Film on political prisoners set for Feb. 20 NORWAY — The 90-minute documentary, "Slavery by Another Name," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Fare Share Commons, 443 Main St. The story is about how a system of involuntary servitude affecting freed ...


Mellie Dunham Shoe & String Festival begins Feb. 7

NORWAY — The fourth annual Mellie Dunham Shoe & String Festival, with activities running from Feb. 7-16, will features lectures, exhibits, snowshoe games, races and a Valentine’s Day Dance featuring the Don Roy Trio. Recognized in 2012 by the Maine Downtown Center as a uniq...


SAPARS to begin women’s support group for survivors

PARIS — Beginning in March, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services will begin a new support group for women who have experienced sexual assault, whether as a child or an adult, recently or in the past. The group will meet weekly in the South Paris area for 20-30 weeks, at ...



AARP chapter to meet Feb. 10 PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet at noon, Monday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church, East Main Street. Meatloaf will be on the menu with a special Valentine dessert. Cost is $6.50. Reservat...


Gingerbread House gets $20,000 grant

NORWAY — A $20,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation will help Friends of the Gingerbread House replace the roof on the historic Main Street building. The announcement of the grant was made this week by Friends of the Gingerbread House. “The current grant is an outr...


Waiting for the flag

An unidentified fisherman waits Tuesday on Lake Pennesseewassee in Norway for a flag to pop up, indicating he has a fish on his line.


Shoe and String Festival announced for Norway

NORWAY — The fourth annual Mellie Dunham Shoe and String Festival gets underway Friday, Feb. 7, with an exhibit and presentation about snowshoe-making in Norway. Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham, 72, a diminutive farmer who lived on the eastern shores of Lake Pennesseewassee in Norway,...


Campfire ignites tree on island in Norway lake

NORWAY — Sparks from a campfire lit by fishermen ignited a dead tree on Bass Island at the northern end of Pennesseewassee Lake on Monday afternoon. "It was a one-tree forest fire," Norway fire Chief Dennis Yates said after returning around 2:30 p.m. No one was injured and dam...