Stories about Peru

Selectmen discuss awarding re-evaluation bid to Parker Appraisals

PERU — Tempers flared at Monday night's selectmen's meeting. The primary point of dissension concerned the award of the re-evaluation bid to Parker Appraisals. Parker won the contract to do the last re-evaluation and has done the maintenance of the town's tax rolls for the past fifte...

Today's agenda

Franklin Fayette: Special town meeting, 7 p.m., Central School Oxford Hills Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Community Center Casco: Board of Appeals, Community Center, 7 p.m. Paris: Utility District, 6:30 p.m., Wastewater Treatment Facility River...

Seat belt checkpoint nets one arrest

Oxford County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Wyman, right, questions Steven Roberts Jr., 24, of Mexico, after Deputy Peter Casey, left, handcuffed Roberts after finding Vicodin pills in the lunchbox on the rear seat of his SUV on Thursday. The deputies were conducting a safety checkpoint on Route 108 in P...

Peru neighbors settle dispute over dogs

PERU — After meeting with town officials Wednesday night, neighbors settled complaints about dogs running loose on Stage Coach Road. Selectmen met at the home of dog owners Steve Fuller and Nathalie Anctil on Stage Coach Road. Joining them were Animal Control Officer Sue Milligan, As...

Peru selectmen to review assessments

PERU — Selectmen agreed at Monday night's meeting to review several property assessments after hearing a resident's tax complaint. Norman Miley said he paid several hundred dollars more in taxes on his 52 acres than the owner of 52 acres across the road. Board secretary Angela...

Today's agenda

Franklin Jay: Select board, 6 p.m., Town Office Livermore: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office New Vineyard: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Bethel: Conversation Commission, 4:30 p.m., Town Office Bethel: SAD 44, 6:3...

Moving day in Peru

A crew from MT Pockets, a Dixfield garage and towing company, moves a building down Route 108 in Peru on Friday.

Police: Sleeping Lisbon man's truck plows into Peru cemetery

Oxford County Deputy Sheriff William Nelson, right, talks with Ronald Roy of Lisbon and a Peru resident. Roy fell asleep Friday afternoon while driving west on Route 108 in Peru and drove into the cemetery. Dixfield police Sgt. Jeff Howe and another Peru resident inspect the damage behind Roy's t...

Selectmen discuss status of Worthley Spring, dog complaints

PERU — Selectmen discussed the latest test of Worthley Spring's water at their regular Monday night meeting. The July sample tested positive for coliform bacteria. Selectmen's Secretary Angela Barkhouse posted a boil-water notice at the spring, where many people regularly get their d...

MDOT begins inspection of Androscoggin River bridge

The Maine Department of Transpiration began their biennial inspection of the Androscoggin River bridge between Mexico and Peru on Monday morning. MDOT will be inspecting the bridge 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until Wednesday.