Stories about Oxford


SAD 17 lunch, milk prices rising

OXFORD — Oxford Hills School District students will see a 5-cent increase in the cost of lunch and 10-cent increase in the cost of milk next fall. According to school officials, the price of lunch will rise from $1.75 to $1.80 at the elementary schools, and from $2 to $2.05 for middl...


Pottle Road waterline in the works for Oxford

OXFORD — For residents of Pottle Road in Oxford, two decades of waiting to be connected to the town's water supply may soon be over. Town Manager Michael Chammings said funding from Tax Increment Financing districts would allow the town to extend a 12-inch pipe to the northern end of...


Casino needs to fill more than 100 positions

OXFORD — As carpenters, landscapers and other workers race toward a June opening, Oxford Casino owners are faced with a problem they didn't expect: more than 100 unfilled positions. Casino spokesman Scott Smith said the open positions are mostly for cashiers, housekeeping and food an... 8


Oxford High School plans reunion of students, teachers

OXFORD — Anyone who has attended or taught at Oxford High School is invited to attend a reunion banquet at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Oxford Community Center at the junction of King Street and Route 121. Socializing will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. when the banquet begins, with g...


Oxford Hills prepares for new teacher evaluations

OXFORD — Assistant Superintendent Patrick Hartnett said the Oxford Hills School District is poised to implement a statewide teacher supervision evaluation process. “My feeling is the system we have in place should align pretty well with what I predict will be outlined (by the s...


Retired educators to hold April 27 meeting

PARIS — The Oxford County Educators Association-Retired met on March 23 at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, where the culinary arts program served the group a delicious meal. It was prepared and served by the students, who did an excellent job. The menu was impressive and ...


Manufacturers gear up for Oxford housing show

OXFORD — The annual manufactured home show set to begin Friday will feature a slightly scaled back list of participants this year. “They're just as enthusiastic as ever,” said John Williams, executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, of the show that runs...


Ride, barbecue, music to benefit NAMI

LEWISTON — Well over 200 motorcyclists are expected to kick-off the first NAMI-Maine Ride for Mental Illness on Sunday, April 29. The event which includes barbecue, music and refreshments at the Greenwood Mountain Inn in Hebron will benefit NAMI-Maine’s work with the one-in-five Maine...


Oxford Hills educator named top special education administrator

OXFORD — Oxford Hills Special Education Director Timothy Luft has been named Special Education Administrator of the Year by the Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities. The recognition was announced by Superintendent Rick Colpitts at Monday night's meeting of ...


Otisfield man flips truck

The driver of this 2000 Dodge pickup truck, Jacob A. Gagne, 28, of Otisfield, was traveling east on Pleasant Street (Route 121) at 4 a.m. Saturday in Oxford when he dropped his cigarette in his lap, became distracted and lost control, Oxford police Sgt. Rickie Jack said. The truck crossed the opp...