Stories about Paris

Ripley & Fletcher Co. in Paris is sold

PARIS — Ripley & Fletcher Co., the oldest continuously operated Ford dealership in New England, has been sold. The deal was sealed Tuesday between former owner Harold Jones of Norway and new owner Bill George of Bath for the purchase of the Route 26 business. The sale had been in...

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Service of gratitude NORWAY — A one-hour church service of gratitude to God will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Christian Science church at 5 Morrill Road. The theme of the service is taken from the Bible passage of Malachi, third chapter...

Future is bright for Region 9 metal trade students

RUMFORD — The national news is full of stories of students who graduate with high debt and face a bleak job market. Not so for students with skills in precision machining. Currently, nearly 1000 jobs in Maine are unfilled due to lack of skilled workers. Region 9 School of Applied Tec...

Wendell Smith honored at Veterans Home

PARIS — Wendell George Smith is the Veteran of the Month at the Maine Veterans' Home. Smith was born in Bridgton and grew up in Harrison. He graduated from Bridgton High School in 1948, went to college at the Maine Vocational Technical Institute and graduated in June 1951. He ...

Fryeburg woman pleads guilty to stealing mother's credit cards

PARIS — A Fryeburg woman accused of stealing her mother's credit cards to buy goods in Maine and New Hampshire to support a drug habit pleaded guilty to the charges, along with others Wednesday in Oxford County Superior Court. Justice Robert W. Clifford sentenced Arielle A. Nagy, 22,...

Andover woman sent to jail for violating probation

PARIS — An Andover woman, who was convicted last November on welfare fraud and placed on probation for two years, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Oxford County Superior Court t...

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'Give Thanks In All Things' PARIS — "Give Thanks In All Things" is the title of Anita White's sermon at the First Universalist Church on Pine Street for the Sunday, Nov. 18, worship service. Music for the 10 a.m. service is under the direction of Donna Hurd and Sunda...

Oxford County budget panel OKs $5.9 million budget

PARIS — The Oxford County Budget Committee has adopted a nearly $5.9 million budget for fiscal year 2013, which could mean town assessments will be the same or less than this year The action was taken Tuesday night during a two-hour meeting at the Oxford County Commission office. The...

French students to host exotic Moroccan dinner, belly dancing

PARIS — The students who brought the six-course authentic French dinner this fall are now planning to bring to Oxford Hills an exotic Moroccan/Tunisian/Algerian dinner with belly dancing following. The dinner, a multi-course affair, will feature the delicious cuisine of the Maghreb, ...

Fire destroys Paris garage, contents, 20 cords of wood

PARIS — A stubborn fire destroyed a garage, its contents and 20 cords of wood early Wednesday afternoon at a Brett Hill home, Paris fire Chief Brad Frost said at the scene. There were no injuries. Frost said that at about 12:15 p.m., firefighters from Paris, Norway and Oxford ...