Stories about Oxford


Judge awards woman $104K from Maine aviation company

PORTLAND — A federal judge Monday awarded an Ohio woman more than $104,000 in damages as a result of a private plane forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado last May that left her fearful of flying after a “harrowing 15 minutes” in which she believed her entire family wo... 6

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Hampton Inn groundwork begins across from casino

OXFORD — Earthwork on the site of a 90-room Hampton Inn hotel with an attached restaurant across Route 26 from the Oxford Casino began last week, as developers hope to time the project to coincide with the the town's sewer system coming online later this fall. Hotel construction on t...

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Oxford resident’s desert journey takes a tropical turn

OXFORD — The Owens family has something of a publicity streak. The Advertiser Democrat last spoke with Andrea Owens about a year ago at the behest of her father, whose 'amazing daughter' had a job few could imagine: the nanny for the Saudi Arabian royal family. The Oxford Hill...


Mother of hit-and-run victim urges driver to come forward

GREENWOOD — The family of a teenager killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in Paris is pleading with the person responsible for his death to come forward and take responsibility. Xavier Fuentes, 16, was walking on Route 117 when he was struck by a vehicle Saturday night....


Groundbreaking on Hampton Inn begins near Oxford Casino

OXFORD — Groundbreaking on a planned 90-room Hampton Inn began last week, and developers hope to finish the project in time to hook on to the new municipal sewer system, expected to come online this autumn. The site of the new hotel is on farmland formally owned by members of th...



Annual Oxford Pizza Challenge OXFORD — The 2014 Oxford Pizza Challenge will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Community Center. The fee is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids under 12. Participants vote for their favorite pizza place. Th...


'Person of interest' questioned in Turner teen's death

PARIS — Police said Tuesday they have identified two people of interest in Saturday night's hit-and-run on Route 117 that killed 16-year-old Xavier Fuentes of Turner. Paris police Sgt. Jeffrey Lange said he has questioned one of the people but declined to say whether the other i...


SAD 17 considers option for heating school

OXFORD — SAD 17 directors were told Monday night that the Operations Committee and administrators are looking at several options in replacing an oil tank at Oxford Hills Middle School that the state Department of Environmental Protection said must go. “We’re still looking...


Police urge driver in fatal hit-and-run to come forward

UPDATED 9:05 a.m. PARIS — Police on Monday urged the driver of a vehicle that killed 16-year-old Xavier Fuentes on a remote stretch of Route 117 Saturday night to come forward. "We're just pleading with the individual to come forward," Paris police Sgt. Jeffery Lange said. "Ac...


School officials counting snow days

OXFORD — Schools across the state are watching the calendar as snow days continue to add up during this long winter. “We have six snow days built in. We've used five now,” SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts said. “If we use more than six, we then continue to add to...