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Memorial Day celebration planned at the Maine Veterans’ Home

PARIS — The annual Memorial Day celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High St. “This is a very important celebration to remember the many soldiers who we have lost, and to honor the many veterans we have residing in this facil...

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Anita White guest speaker PARIS — The First Universalist Church on Pine Street will feature Anita White as the guest speaker on Sunday, May 27. The title of the 10 a.m. service is "Happy Birthday Church." The guest organist is Donna Hurd. Sunday School is under the d...

Rumford woman found guilty of welfare fraud

PARIS — A Rumford woman was found guilty Wednesday of defrauding Maine and the U.S. government of more than $10,000 in food stamps, TANF and MaineCare benefits. Amy Knowlton, 30, was found guilty of felony theft by deception by a jury of seven men and five women after about 45 minute... 6

Oxford school board lauds students' rec center designs

PARIS — A class project intended to design a community recreational facility to promote healthy living in the Oxford Hills area was praised by the Oxford Hills School District Board of Directors Monday night. “Fantastic job,” Waterford Director Bill Hanger told the second...

Lilac Festival to take place Memorial Day weekend

PARIS — Memorial Day weekend in the Oxford Hills means lilac time at the McLaughlin Garden. The historic garden begun by Bernard McLaughlin in 1936 includes about 125 early, middle and late season blooming lilacs. Although lilacs began to bloom early this year due to the warm spring, recent...

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Historical Society meeting OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will hold their May meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Kay House Museum in Oxford Village. The American Legion will present the American flag etiquette. After the program a social time with coffe...

Rumford woman denies welfare fraud allegations

PARIS — Friends and family of a Rumford woman accused of welfare fraud testified in her defense Tuesday in Oxford County Superior Court. Amy Knowlton, 30, told the court Tuesday that although she had access to her then-boyfriend's money while receiving food stamps and TANF benefits, ...

Passenger's suspicious claim diverts jet to Bangor

BANGOR — Most passengers aboard a Paris-to-North Carolina flight that diverted to Maine said they didn’t know what was going on until the plane was on the ground. Passengers said they were informed that the Boeing 767 was landing in Maine to refuel before police took a passenge...

OHCHS May students of the month

OHCHS May Students of the Month enjoying lunch with their principals are, sitting from left, Jeff Sirois, junior; Ryan Fox, freshman and Abby Morton, senior. Standing is Ted Moccia, principal, and Shawn Lambert, director of Oxford Hills Technical School. Missing from the picture is Jordan Barrett...

Oxford Hills school board OKs meeting warrant

PARIS — The Oxford Hills School District Board of Directors unanimously approved warrants Monday night for the annual town meeting and election next month. The vote allows the district to present the warrant at the annual town meeting at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Oxford Hills Comprehensiv...