Stories about Oxford


Gertrude Hesse

NORWAY — Gertrude Elizabeth (Steele) Hesse, 107, of Oxford, formerly of Enfield, Conn., passed away at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1. She was born in Enfield, Conn., Jan. 11, 1905, daughter of James and Sophie (Bennett) Steele of Connecticut. She was ma...


M. Vanderwood: Tax rate hike irresponsible

Among the factors aiding the rebuilding of the American economy is the current 15 percent tax rate on dividends — payments taken out of the profits a company makes, which are then distributed to shareholders. Dividends attract and keep more investors and their capital and, in turn, drive gr... 2


Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: * Robert E. Bryant, 44, of Minot, July 30, domestic violence assault, Maine State Police. * James T. Devlin, 31, of West Paris, July 30, cultivating marijuana, tampering with evidence and two counts of p...


Artist creates 'In Praise of Water'

OXFORD — Nikki Millonzi is showing her paintings and artwork — inspired by our most valued resource, water — at The Maine Bookhouse. Working with the Natural Resources Council of Maine, she hopes to remind  viewers of the need to protect rive...


Photo: Classic cars rolled out in Oxford

Sam Kriger of Norway checks out Doug Kirk's 1931 Model A Ford at Uptown Cruizahs night Monday in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Company in Oxford. Kirk, of Leeds, said he fixed up the car for his daughter to drive when she was in high school. The Uptown Cruizahs is holding its annual car show ...



Butterflies emerging WEST PARIS — A dozen active and hungry monarch butterfly caterpillars were given to the West Paris Library on July 23. They came with a lifetime supply of their food, milkweed leaves. By July 25, all but the very smallest caterpillar had e...


American Legion Auxiliary installs officers

The Anderson-Staples Unit 112, Oxford American Legion Auxiliary recently held installation of officers for 2012-13. Front row, from left, are Ethel Lacourse, secretary/treasurer; Donna Tripp, second vice-president; Julie Bickford, first vice-president; Jeanette Conover, historian. Back, Patricia ...


Uptown Cruizahs car show is Aug. 5

From left are a 1965 Mustang Fastback owned by Nan and Wayne Penley of West Paris, a 1970 GTO owed by Beth and Lew Wing of Oxford and a 1988 Monte Carlo SS owned by Deb Vines and Tom Carro. These will be just a few of the cars on display at the Aug. 5 Uptown Cruizahs car show at New Balance in Ox...


Former Oxford call center workers sue after layoffs

OXFORD — Former employees of an Oxford call center that closed in April have filed a class action lawsuit, claiming the company failed to give them proper advance notice of the layoffs under federal law. Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN Act, compan... 1


Civil War graves decorated

Joshua Chamberlain Camp 69, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War visited and decorated graves of Civil War Veterans on Memorial Day weekend. They are pictured at Pine Grove Cemetery in Oxford at the grave of George Jones, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic from 1943-44. From ...