Stories about Paris

This week's agenda

Tuesday Casco: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Hartford: Road Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall Paris: Oxford County Commission, 6 p.m., courthouse Sumner: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Wednesday Buckfield: Planning Board, 6 p.m., Municipal Cente...

Winners of SMH wellness run announced

Participants at the third annual SMH Run for Wellness 5k get going in Norway.

Firefighters quickly contain forklift blaze in South Paris warehouse

Firefighters believe that an electrical problem caused a forklift to ignite at the New England Public Warehouse at 164 Pine St. in South Paris over the weekend. According to Paris fire Chief Brad Frost, firefighters doused the forklift after it caught fire shortly after midnight on Satu...

Legassie is Veteran of the Month

PARIS — Richard W. "Frenchie" Legassie was named Veteran of the Month for June at the Maine Veterans Home on High Street. Legassie grew up in Sheridan and when he was 16 he went to work for Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Bridgton. On March 26, 1943, he entered the U.S. A...

Bowdoin College graduates

BRUNSWICK — During Bowdoin College's 209th commencement ceremony held May 24, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 37 states, the District of Columbia and 15 countries and territories. The following students are from the area. Evelyn Sarah Dickinson of Bowdoin gradu...

Food preservation workshops in Paris, Lisbon Falls

FALMOUTH — UMaine Extension is offering hands-on food preservation workshops this month in Paris, Lisbon Falls, Falmouth and Kennebunk. Techniques for hot water bath and pressure canning, fermentation, drying of herbs, fruits and vegetables will be taught. The cost is $15 for ...

Oxford County firework vendors eye holiday haul

PARIS — The Fourth of July is Christmas time for Andre Vandenbulcke. Owner of AAH Fireworks in West Paris, Vandenbulcke said sales of pyrotechnics, which first became legal in Maine in 2012, will easily surpass 50 percent of their overall annual haul as revelers display their patriot...

Food Mobile in Paris on July 9

PARIS — The Food Mobile will be at the Thrifty Gift Shop parking lot from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at 659 Park St. An assortment of fresh produce, meats, breads and non-perishable items will be available. Bring a photo ID, proof of residency, proof of income and reusable...

Briefly

AARP group to meet July 14 PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, July 14, at the First Congregational Church on East Main Street. Lunch will be served at noon and will feature ham and cheese quiche with a fruit plate. The cost is $6.50 ...

Free flowers help freshen Paris' image

PARIS — In conjunction with several local business and interest groups, the town has placed a dozen flower buckets throughout downtown. Workers on Tuesday decorated an area from Market Square to Moore Park, from the bridge over Route 117 near The Handy Store and up Main Street to McL...