Stories about Paris

Life planning to be focus of workshop at Paris church

PARIS — A Life Planning Workshop will be led by Sarah Groleau of Freedom, a representative of THRIVENT, a Lutheran fraternal organization, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road. She will be joined by Norway Attorney Miles Hunt. The works...

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Mass announced for All Saints Day

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: * Michael J. Wolf, 35, of Mexico, Oct. 29, domestic violence assault with prior offense, Mexico Police Department. * Willow Ochtera, 34, of Bethel, Oct. 30, operating under the influence, Maine State Pol...

Oxford Hills officials, residents brace for winds

PARIS — As Hurricane Sandy approached the coast of New Jersey on Monday, officials in Oxford County were taking a wait-and-see approach to the storm's effect. Power outages began to spread across Oxford County even before the hurricane made landfall hundreds of miles away. Central Ma...

Political signs run afoul of Paris ordinance

Campaign signs at the corner of High and Nichol streets in Paris violate the town's sign ordinance, which voters passed last year. Police and town officials have removed the signs, but they keep returning. 1

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Rumford Grange Halloween party RUMFORD — Rumford Grange 115 will host a Halloween party for area children from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Grange Hall. Treats, drinks and prizes will be available. Dinner, auctions on Nov. 2

Anniversary celebration planned for Nov. 10

The First Congregational Church of South Paris is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. In honor of this event, Lee Barth of Norway Lake donated one of her handmade quilts to be raffled off at the Anniversary Celebration Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 10. Pictured with the quilt, from left, are...

Fraud uncovered in Norway-Paris General Assistance program

PARIS —  Two cases of general assistance fraud and three attempted frauds have been uncovered in Norway and Paris since the towns began sharing a General Assistance administrator in June, an official said. According to Shannon Moxcey, the Community Concepts employee overseeing N...

Paris business' $1M expansion may add 20 jobs

PARIS — A local company is contemplating a $1 million expansion in town, according to Town Clerk Elizabeth Knox. During Monday's selectboard meeting, Knox told selectmen the expansion could add up to 20 new jobs to the area. The company did not want to release its name until a...

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Girl Scout bean supper PARIS — Girl Scout Troop 554 will hold a bean supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the VFW Hall. The menu includes beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, corn bread and dessert. The cost for adults is $5. Children 10 and under are $...