Stories about Paris

Lester Watkins honored at Maine Veterans’ Home

PARIS — The veteran of the month at the Maine Veterans’ Home is Lester R. Watkins, aka Les, Wop, Bobby, Robert and Bodgie, who grew up in Seek, Pa. He attended Girard College, a boy’s school, in Philadelphia. Watkins joined the Navy after graduating from high school in Ma...

South Paris resident completes 80-day NOLS Expedition

LANDER, Wyo. — Beryl Shepley, 18, of South Paris, recently completed an 80-day expedition in the Southwest U.S. with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The Semester in the Southwest is divided into four sections that take students from the canyons of the Rio Grande to the ponder...

In our schools: Limit spending; increase security

What is the first step in addressing a crushing municipal budget problem? Alienate members of the local school committee by not allowing them to join in the problem-solving discussion. At least that’s the first step in the negotiation manual used by Paris First Selectman Sam E... 3

Town officials plan meeting with legislators on school spending

PARIS — Town officials from the Oxford Hills School District intend to meet with their state legislators, the school superintendent and school directors in January to discuss budget concerns. The meeting is tentatively set for Jan. 16 at a site to be determined. “We've g...

Dec. 23, 24 events at First Universalist Church

PARIS — "Unexpected Gifts of Christmas" is the sermon title by Silver Moore-Leamon for the Sunday, Dec. 23, worship service of the First Universalist Church on Pine Street. There will be seasonal music as well for the 10 a.m. service. Music is under the direction of Donna Hurd and Su...

UC South Paris to offer psychology courses

PARIS — Psychology has become one of the most popular college majors not only because it is a fascinating field of study, but because it provides an excellent introduction to many professions, both established, like clinical psychology, and emerging, like virtual reality. University College...

SAD 17 budget discussion leads to directors' walkout

PARIS — Board of Selectmen Chairman Sam Elliot refused to let the chairman of the Oxford Hills School Board speak at a round-table discussion on rising school costs Thursday night, prompting Ron Kugell to walk out with four other directors. "We'd like to help," school board Chairman ... 1

Volunteer Advocates needed for helpline

LEWISTON — Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services is looking for volunteer advocates to respond to its 24-hour crisis and support line and make a difference in the lives of people affected by sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, stalking or sexual harassment. Volunteer ad...

Briefly

Bridge Club championship LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners of the quarterly club championship on Dec. 18 at the Lewiston Armory were as follows: first, Sherry Hinckley and Fred Letourneau; second, Luke Merry and Mike Quinn; third, Paul Sherman and Mike...

New releases at Paris Public Library

PARIS — The Paris Public Library has recently added the following novels to its collection. For information, or to reserve a title,  call the library at 743-6994 or email paris.public.library@MSLN.net. Home delivery of materials is available. Victoria Alexander, “What Happ...