Stories about Oxford

SAD 17 board OKs middle school study on improving space

OXFORD — SAD 17 directors have agreed to fund a study of the Oxford Hills Middle School to address overcrowding at the aging facility on Pine Street in Paris. Directors OK'd the use of $5,000 from the contingency fund at its meeting Monday night to pay for the feasibility study by Ha...

Oxford Hills School District given money to develop vision

OXFORD — The Oxford Hills School District has received an $8,000 gift to hire a facilitator to help formulate a vision for the district, Superintendent Rick Colpitts said. The gift from Bob and Sandra Bahre of Paris and Alton, N.H., was accepted this week by the Oxford Hills School D...

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Ticket auction aids auxiliary BUCKFIELD — A ticket auction will be held at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Buckfield High School, 160 Morrill St. There will be gift certificates and hundreds of items. Proceeds will benefit the Sumn...

Oxford Plains Speedway sold

OXFORD — For only the third time in nearly 50 years, ownership of the region's largest sports entertainment facility is changing hands. Bill Ryan announced Sunday afternoon that he has entered into an agreement to sell Oxford Plains Speedway to Tom Mayberry of Naples. The deal... 1

Family Dollar in Mexico burglarized, suspects nabbed

MEXICO — A local man is charged with breaking into the Family Dollar Store in Mexico Plaza early Thursday morning and stealing $2,500 worth of cigarettes and general merchandise, Lt. Roy Hodsdon said Friday. 1

Adult Education enrichment opportunities

PARIS — Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education is planning the following enrichment classes. To register, call 743-8842, option 1, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or register online at www.sad17.maineadulted.org. Friday, Oct. 12 Job Search Fundam...

Police log

Charges Auburn * Daniel Chamberland, 23, of 114 Cheryl Lane, Oxford, warrant, 4:55 p.m. Monday at the Auburn Police Department. * Mark Morris Berube, 41, of 33 South Main St. No. 2, violation of a protective order, 1:33 p.m. Tuesday on Sherwood Drive. Lewiston *...

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Spook Walk planning meeting OXFORD — A planning meeting for the Halloween Spook Walk will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Oxford Community Center. The community's help is being sought to take a small area to decorate and man on Halloween. For mo...

Cigarette ignites gas can, vehicle

A vehicle traveling on Yeaton Swamp Road in Oxford is fully engulfed Sunday evening after hitting an object in the road. The collision spilled a can of gas in the back, which was then ignited by the driver's cigarette, according to the Oxford Police Department.

Hospice House 5K raised $23k for patient care

LEWISTON —  More than 400 individuals gathered for the 2012 Hospice House 5K and Remembrance Walk in Auburn, Oxford and Farmington to remember a loved one and help raise funds to support patient care at the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice-Hospice House. The event raised $23,000 de...