Stories about Oxford

Teen dies after falling through ice in Oxford

OXFORD — An Oxford teenager died after falling through the ice on a pond Wednesday afternoon. Joshua Wardwell, 17, was checking beaver traps on Chapman Pond, along the North Town Farm Road near Hebron, at around 2:30 p.m. when he fell through thin ice. Wardwell's 15-year-old g...

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DUV group to meet Dec. 5 NORWAY — The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 Hannah F. Richardson Tent 19 will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the home of Marilyn Jones. Second nominations will be held. Members are asked to bring four smal...

SAD 17 assessments expected to take big jump, directors told

OXFORD — The time for SAD 17 taxpayers to pay the piper may finally be here. Superintendent Rick Colpitts told directors Monday night that unless legislators agree to waive the state's minimum local required share for education spending, taxpayers in the Oxford Hills School District ...

Stuff the Bus event to help food pantry

OXFORD — Donations of food and toiletry items will be collected from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the parking lot of Ocean State Job Lots and Dollar Tree stores. Donations will be given to the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Items need...

Oxford Casino revenues pouring in after six months

OXFORD — Six months after opening its doors, the Oxford Casino has taken in more than $30 million in net revenues from slot machines and table games. However, plans for future expansion are still up in the air. General Manager and Vice President Jack Sours said there are no immediate... 4

Colpitts explains local share for grants

OXFORD — A Paris resident was told by SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts on Monday night that the local share requirement of millions of dollars in grants the district has received or applied for is not paid by local taxpayers. “It’s a common fear,” Colpitts told M...

Breakfast with Santa slated in Oxford

OXFORD — The public is invited to have breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16 at the Oxford Pizza Hut on Route 26. Santa and his elves will offer food, music and fun. Adults can eat for $6; children 12 and under can eat for $4. Payment is by check or cash ...

United Way gets $10,000 donation

NORWAY — United Way of Oxford County has received a $10,000 donation from Oxford Casino. United Way Executive Director Dennis Gray said half of the money has been earmarked for emergency fuel assistance for Oxford County families this winter. It will also be the founding donation for...

Habitat for Humanity seeks board members in Androscoggin, Oxford counties

LEWISTON — Since the beginning of its affiliate in 1987, Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity has gone through many cycles, as time passed and the people involved changed. AHFH has just entered a new phase, with a great need. To ensure that Habitat can successfully support the members and fami...

Rightstart takes on new board members as demand for Christmas programs grows

OXFORD — With requests for Christmas presents pouring in earlier than ever this year, Rightstart has added two new board members to help keep up with the demand for its Christmas for Kids and Christmas for Teens programs. New board members Janis Hutchins and Susan Bachelder have join...