Stories about Roxbury

Lightning strike ignites, destroys Roxbury barn

ROXBURY — A lightning strike late Friday night caught a small barn on fire at the end of Horseshoe Valley Road, destroying it, Roxbury fire Chief Raymond Carver said on Saturday afternoon. “It was a total loss,” Carver said. There were no injuries and no animals we...

Roxbury wind project gets loan guarantee

ROXBURY — The Record Hill Wind LLC project on Roxbury hills took a giant step forward on Monday when the U.S. Department of Energy finalized its $102 million loan guarantee to the Maine company. The $120 million Record Hill wind project consis... 7

Helicopter to aid power line upgrade

ROXBURY — Starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, a helicopter line-construction company will be flying just above the tree-top level to help build Central Maine Power's new upgraded power line between Roxbury and Rumford. AIR2 of Timonium, Md., will work with the... 1

Soggy Roxbury ATV trails closed until June 4

Those interested in riding Roxbury's ATV trail system can check the club's website at for further information. ROXBURY — Now that sunshine and warmth have finally arrived, don't expect to get out on Roxbury a...

Mexico Police log

MEXICO — The Mexico Police Department responded to 30 calls during the past six days. Among them were: Burglary A burglary was reported at 11:51 a.m. April 11 of a residence on Worcester Street. Someone smashed in a back window, causing $300 damage. Mud footprints were found i...

Eager fishermen try their luck despite storm

Brendan Harvey of Hartford slides his line under the Lake Auburn ice while fishing with a group of friends on Friday. Harvey, Jeremy Wilcox of West Paris, Jim Wisser of West Paris and Jamie Collette of Hartford started fishing at 5 a.m. and landed two salmon and two lake trout by noon. Fishermen ...

RSU 10 to apply to state to build schools

DIXFIELD — Applications to the state to get on a list to construct an elementary school and a high school for Regional School Unit 10 will likely get going this summer, Superintendent Tom Ward said. “This is planning for the future,” he said at Monday's school board meeti... 1

Minor change to Roxbury wind project OK'd by DEP

ROXBURY — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Friday approved a small modification to the estimated $125 million Record Hill Wind project that will site 22 turbines on town ridg... 2

Arizona driver rolls pickup on icy Route 120

ROXBURY — Icy road conditions caused an Arizona driver to roll his pickup truck onto its side on Route 120 on Thursday afternoon, state police said. Driver Raymond Thompson, 63, of Phoenix wasn't injured, Maine State Trooper Paul Casey said early Thursday evening. The accident...

Roxbury wind project gets preliminary OK on financing

ROXBURY — Developers of the Record Hill LLC wind project moved a major step closer to resuming construction late Thursday afternoon when the U.S. Department of Energy issued a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee. The commitment, which covers a portion of the cost of building ... 2