Stories about Oxford

SAD 17 budget approved in all eight towns

OXFORD — Voters in the eight towns of SAD 17 gave final approval to the $37.6 million budget Tuesday. A total of 2,078 voters approved the 2014-15 spending plan in a vote of 1,413 to 665. “The community continues to support the school as best as they're able to,” S...

Oxford town manager, fire chief at odds over safety codes

OXFORD — Fire Chief Scott Hunter said disagreement over safety standards has led to a rift with Town Manager Michael Chammings. In an interview, Hunter said his multiple attempts to enforce safety standards has put him at odds with Chammings. "He's made no bones about it that ...

Oxford Hills-area elections slated for Tuesday

Local elections on Tuesday feature several contested selectmen's races and ballot initiatives. In Paris, one incumbent selectman is vying with three residents familiar in the local political scene for two seats. Selectman Ryan Lorrain, Planning Board member Michael Risica, Janet Jam...

SAD 17 budget vote is Tuesday

OXFORD — Voters in SAD 17 will go to the polls Tuesday to approve a $37.65 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15. Referendum ballots will be cast June 10 at polling stations in Paris, Hebron, Norway, Oxford, Otisfield, Harrison, Waterford and West Paris. On Thursday, about 50...

Local Racing Roundup: Childs claims first Oxford Pro victory

The Budweiser Pro Late Model division at Oxford Plains Speedway produced a first-time winner for the second consecutive week, but it was hardly a newcomer to victory lane. Billy Childs Jr. of Leeds, a rookie in the top division but a past winner in numerous other classes at the track, held...

Oxford budget up, but not taxes

OXFORD — Voters overwhelmingly approved a $3.81 million budget in a brief town meeting Saturday. With one eye on the windows promising sun and warm weather outside, some 70 residents approved all 20 spending initiatives in half an hour. Mindful of the clock, residents gathered...

Lawyer for Kristina Lowe files for new trial, hearing

PARIS — A lawyer for Kristina Lowe has filed a motion for a testimonial hearing in an initial appeal of guilty verdicts on two counts of manslaughter in a high-speed crash that killed two teenagers in 2012.  Lowe, 21, of Oxford also was found guilty May 22 of leaving the scene o...

Wal-Mart tries but has little success getting lower taxes in Maine

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has had little success in getting Maine communities to agree to lowering prices when it comes to the tax assessments on the company’s stores. The international retailer, which owns 22 stores and one distribution center in Maine, has asked for abatements at 11 loc... 2

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Oxford sewer system work to cause minimal traffic delays

OXFORD — The town's largest construction project of the summer shouldn't create delays for motorists traveling along Route 26, an engineer said.  Construction will begin toward the end of June on a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility, connected by 2.5 miles of sewer p...