Stories about Paris

Paris selectmen OK $137,000 in bids for a new winter plow truck

PARIS — A new plow truck will take to the town's streets this winter after selectmen approved $137,000 in bids. At their meeting Monday night, selectmen approved the purchase of a new truck cab and chassis from Freightliner Trucks for $67,636 and a plow from H.P. Fairfield for $...

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VFW Auxiliary plans pie sale HARRISON — The Harrison VFW Ladies Auxiliary 9328 will be selling their delicious homemade pies in front of the Harrison Village Library on Saturday, June 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until sold out or 12:30 p.m., whichever comes first....

Study on the future look of Paris' downtown commences

PARIS — Sandy Swett will write the future of the next 10 summers and beyond.  Last month, selectmen awarded Swett a contract to study and recommend the outlook f...

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Six-week free lunches for kids NORWAY — The Progress Center, in conjunction with RSU 16 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is participating in the six-week Free Summer Lunch Program. The free lunches are available for all kids, up to the age of 21, beginn...

Warning lights added to make Paris more pedestrian-friendly

PARIS — A pedestrian crossing in Market Square will be marked with high-visibility flashing beacons to aid people crossing Main Street.  Selectmen on Monday night gave Town Manager Amy Bernard the green light to request a free flashing beacon from the Maine Department of Transpo...

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...