Stories about Paris

Paris selectmen elect Lorrain chair, Wessels vice-chair

PARIS — Selectmen unanimously elected Ryan Lorrain chairman of the board Monday. Lorrain, 26, was first elected selectman in 2011 as a 23-year old, and at the time was reportedly the youngest selectman ever to join the boar...

Finnish dancers perform in Paris

WEST PARIS — Hundreds of people attended a recent performance of Finnish and local musicians and dancers at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Forum. “The performance by Keiketys and A'Chording to Kantele at the Forum exceeded my wildest expectations," said Dale Piirainen o...

Local pastor to speak at national convention

PARIS — The annual meeting of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches will be held in Omaha, Neb., later this month and Rev. Don Mayberry, pastor at First Congregational Church in South Paris, has been invited to take part in a panel on healthy churches and church grow...

Grand jury indicts Norway man accused of stealing electronics, dog

PARIS — A grand jury has indicted a Norway man, charging that he broke into a Hebron home while the owners were away and stole electronics and the family's golden retriever.  Timothy Scott Robbins, 27, of 816 Crockett Ridge Road, faces felony burglary and theft charges. A...

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Maine Audubon seeks volunteers to monitor roads

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon seeks volunteers to survey roads in western Maine for signs of wildlife road crossings. Information collected by volunteers about where, when and how many animals cross our roads is the critical first step in identifying ways to reduce wildlife road mortality.

Four indicted on charges stemming from meth ring

PARIS — Four Oxford County residents have been indicted on multiple drug-related charges following a police sting that dismantled methamphetamine labs across the county four months ago.  Scott Hart, 35, of Albany Township, Joshua Spencer, 28, of West Paris, Sarah Leves...

Oxford County men's homeless shelter to stay another year

PARIS — Oxford County's only all-male homeless shelter will remain open after County commissioners agreed to extend Rumford Group Homes' lease for another year.  Oxford County Commissioner Scott Cole said Wednesday commissioners had decided to offer the nonprofit a year-to-...

Library to hold felting workshops