Stories about Oxford

Paris police to question potential witnesses in hit-and-run death

PARIS — Police will question potential witnesses in the hit-and-run death of a Leavitt Area High School student this week.  Police Chief Michael Madden said Wednesday that police are investigating witnesses and suspects in the March death of 16-year old Xavier Fuentes of Turner....

Jackson not seeking second term in Legislature

AUGUSTA — State Rep. Roger Jackson, R-Oxford, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election to the Maine House of Representatives for health reasons. Jackson was elected to a two-year term representing former District 100 in 2012. He said he intends to finish his term, which ...

Oxford 250: Into fifth decade, still a big draw

ARUNDEL — Joey Doiron’s 2013 Oxford 250 trophy dominates the living room decor at his family’s home in Berwick, the angel’s wings at its crest extending three feet above the wooden base. It probably is a strategic placement, serving the same purpose as the defeated ...

Car flips, catches fire after hitting utility pole in Oxford

OXFORD — A Poland man was injured Sunday night when his car struck a telephone pole and caught fire on Route 26 in Welchville village. Adam Verreault, 18, was driving southbound near Service Master at 10:15 p.m. when he lost control of his car and it went off the road, according to O...

Tonight's agenda

Franklin Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office New Vineyard: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Bethel: Conservation Commission, 4:30 p.m., Town Office Bethel: SAD 44 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Telstar High School library Bethel: Selectmen, 7 p...

The Hot Corner: Local tradition juices up slow week in sports

This is notoriously the lamest week of the sports calendar year. That the Home Run Derby and ESPY Awards even exist are Exhibits A and B. Baseball’s almost forgotten All-Star Game (motto: “This time, it counts, because the year everybody was honest about the fact that it doesn&...

Local Racing Roundup: Chaisson keeps no-repeat streak intact at OPS

There won't be a repeat winner in the Budweiser Pro Late Model division at Oxford Plains Speedway heading into Sunday's Oxford 250. Gary Chiasson of Peru assured that unprecedented oddity Friday night, becoming the eighth different driver to win a 50-lap main event in the top class at the ...

Oxford developers submit hotel plans for state approval

OXFORD — Construction on a proposed 93-room Hampton Inn across from the Oxford Casino on Route 26 could be weeks away after developers submitted plans to the state.  Hotel developers are in the process of building the hotel, the first stage in a "master plan" to develop 550 acre...

SAD 17 marks School Lunch Hero Day

OXFORD — Every school in SAD 17 celebrated School Lunch Hero Day in May. The nationwide celebration is hosted by Jarrett J. Krosiczka, author and illustrator of the popular "Lunch Lady" graphic novel series, the School Nutrition Association and Random House Children's Books. I...