Stories about Oxford


Photos: Trick-or-treating

Three-year-old Cassius Thibeault of Oxford was one of hundreds of children participating in the 7th annual annual trick-or-treat event at Main Street businesses in downtown Norway on Friday afternoon. Cassius was dressed as a police lieutenant. A number of characters including Oakie, Newbie, Smok...


Winning $2.6 million lottery ticket sold in Maine

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — A $2.6 million lottery ticket has been sold in Maine. The Maine State Lottery says the winning ticket for Wednesday's Tri-State Megabucks Plus drawing was sold at Polly's Variety in Oxford. The winner hasn't come forward yet. Tri-State Megabucks ...


School library to dedicate section to former teacher

Fred Schwaner


Christian Academy adds two staff members

OXFORD — Oxford Hills Christian Academy has announced the addition of two new staff members this year, Sandra Benoit and Stephen Holbrook. Benoit is a graduate of Andover College with an associate's degree in early childhood education and a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emp...


August car crash investigation ongoing

OXFORD — The investigation is continuing into an accident on Route 26 in August that resulted in the death earlier this week of an 8-year-old Bethel boy, Oxford police said Thursday. Jennifer Thurston, 28, of Bethel, and her son Matthew, a student at the Crescent Park Elementary Sc...


Work on Oxford water line moves forward

OXFORD — Extension of water service up Pigeon Hill to a new water reservoir on the Oxford Resort Casino property is just weeks from completion, an official said Thursday. Thomas Kennison, who chairs the Oxford Water District Board of Directors, said Thursday at a meeting of the Oxfor...


Oxford business leaders oppose casino referendums

OXFORD — Members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee voted Thursday to buy ads encouraging people to vote against two casino proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot. The group of Oxford businessmen are opposed to Questions 2 and 3 on the ballot, which would allow new casinos in Bid...


Ronald W. Vining

SOUTH PARIS — Ronald W. Vining, 76, died of complications of cancer on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Central Maine Medical Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1934, the son of Marjorie and Edward Vining. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years. He worked many jobs, but most memorab...


Foundation in place for Oxford casino

OXFORD — Work on the casino is on schedule and the gambling facility is set to open in spring of 2012, a spokesman for Black Bear Development said. Scott Smith, community development director for Black Bear, said workers will start erecting the frame in mid-November, if the weather i...


Oxford casino investors help fund group opposing casino referendums

OXFORD — The original investors in the local casino have contributed money to Friends of the Oxford Casino, a political action committee formed to oppose referendums for Lewiston and Biddeford gambling sites. Jim Boldebook, owner of Creative Broadcast Concepts ad agency and one of th... 1