Stories about Oxford


County takes control of Oxford Aviation headquarters

OXFORD — An eviction notice was taped to the front door of Oxford Aviation's offices Tuesday afternoon, giving the company two days to vacate the space it leases from Oxford County. The writ of possession, signed by a clerk at South Paris District Court on Tuesday, is the culmin...


Opponents to removing Maine interstate signs turn out in droves

AUGUSTA — "Don't take our signs. Don't move our signs," seemed to be the message to lawmakers on the Transportation Committee on Tuesday. The comments came during a public hearing on a bill that would remove 68 signs and move 13 others that point to towns, colleges, parks, ski areas ...


Oxford Hills School District announces kindergarten screening

OXFORD — Oxford Hills School District is holding kindergarten screening at all elementary schools. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 15. Parents should note the schedule below and call the school in the town in which they reside to schedule an appointment. Availabilit...



Legion Riders plan tween dance MECHANIC FALLS — American Legion Riders Post 150 will hold a Tween Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at 41 Elm St. The dance is for grades 4-6. There will be contests, snacks and door prizes. DJ will be Just Kendra. The co...


SAD 17 budget gets committee's OK

OXFORD – The SAD 17 Budget Committee on Wednesday approved a preliminary $37.65 million budget for the Oxford Hills School District for 2014-15. It will go to public hearings in the eight district towns beginning April 15. The budget is 4.75 percent more than this fiscal year ...


Lewiston woman arrested in Oxford road rage incident

OXFORD — Police said a Lewiston woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she pointed a loaded handgun at another woman in a road rage incident. Sandra L. Lambert, 56, faces a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. According to Oxford County Jail officials, s...


Paris police clear two people of interest in hit-and-run

PARIS — Two people identified by police as persons of interest in a fatal hit-and-run have been cleared of involvement in the case as investigators continue to chase leads across Western Maine. Xavier Fuentes, 16, of Turner, was killed on an unlit stretch of Route 117 sometime b...


Mail delivery vehicle rolls over in Oxford

OXFORD — Slippery conditions on Fore Street caused a rural U.S. Postal Service mail carrier to roll her Chevrolet Blazer onto its side Tuesday morning, according to the Oxford Police Department. Rae Ann Kane, 35, was driving north at approximately 11 a.m. when the SUV hit a patc... 1


Oxford students balance budgets at fair

Jess Snyder, left, Willie Swift, center, and Charlee Noble, seniors at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, attempt to make ends meet as part of the yearly Financial Fitness Fair sponsored by Oxford Federal Credit Union. In it's seventh year, the exercise presents students with the real-life c...


Nomination papers available in Oxford

OXFORD — Nomination papers for three municipal positions are available at the Town Office and must be filed by April 28. Town Clerk Ellen Morrison said the open positions are a selectman's seat held by Roger Jackson, a SAD 17 board seat held by Henry Jackson, and an Oxford Water...