Stories about Paris

Hamlin Library receives book grant

PARIS — The Hamlin Library received 77 new children's books through a grant sponsored by The Libri Foundation. The library raised $350 from local sponsors, including Walmart, Goodwin's Insurance and personal donations that allowed Hamlin to receive $1400 worth of books from the foundation.

Prizes added to WMVAC golf tournament

Two chances to win $100,000 are being offered at the second annual golf tournament sponsored by Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Fairlawn Golf Course in Poland. The first chance, sponsored by the Oxford Casino, will give four individuals a chance to shoot a hole i...

RIF Read-a-thon was again a success

OXFORD —  The Oxford Hills Reading is Fundamental Programs celebrated another successful read-a-thon for SAD 17 students in grades K-6 by raising more than $13,000. An ice cream social was held to recognize this year's outstanding read-a-thon participants. One hundred eight students we...

Towns pay taxes ahead of schedule, easing Oxford County budget crunch

PARIS — The county has enough tax money for now, thanks to several towns paying their county taxes early in the past week. In early August, county Treasurer Roy Gedat sent letters to towns to see if they could pay before the Sept. 1 due date, to help the county catch up without havin...

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School honor roll

PARIS — The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. High honors Grade nine: Mary Bryce, Jared Eastman, Lauren Emery, Eva Gabrielsen, Malik Geiger, Monica Harthorne, Cameron Leto...

Maine Machine Products lays off workers

PARIS — Maine Machine Products has laid off 8 percent of its workforce bringing the number of employees down from 138 in 2010 to 125 today. CEO David MacMahon said Tuesday that about a dozen workers were laid off earlier this month and another five workers were laid off in the spring...

Well done - Area graduates listed

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Devin P. Robbins of Monmouth recently graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences/criminal justice. Robbins was on the dean’s list all four years he attended Norwich, and graduated magna cum laude. He was also ...

Dozens turn out for Tripp's retirement lunch

PARIS — Six years ago, when Sheriff Wayne Gallant was sworn into office, he gave Dane Tripp a gift — a chief deputy's badge. On Tuesday, in front of the dozens of deputies, police officers, friends, family, county employees, commissioners and other well-wishers, Gallant gave Tripp ano...

Children's consignment shop hopes to help parents

PARIS — Nikki Ring knows how fast children outgrow clothing. Her 14-month-old daughter, Olivia, has outgrown plenty, moving through half-a-dozen clothing sizes already. “There were some outfits she only wore once,” Ring recalled. Often “she only gets a couple wears ...

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Bethel Seniors trip, meeting BETHEL — The Bethel Senior Citizens Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Bethel Legion Hall, Vernon Street. The menu is beef stew and biscuits. The price is $10. Reservatio...