Stories about Upton

Upton rejects fireworks ordinance

At last week's Town Meeting Upton voters defeated a proposal to restrict the use of consumer fireworks. Nancy Thew had gathered 20 signatures on a petition to request an ordinance that would have limited fireworks use to July 4 and New Year's Eve. While state law allows them year-ro...

Upton Historical Society plans trip to Dickinson Rich house

UPTON — Upton Historical Society will host a daylong tour of Forest Lodge and The Winter House where “We Took to the Woods” was written in the early years of World War II by Louise Dickinson Rich. The trip is planned for Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. No rain dat...

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St. Luke's plans annual yard sale WILTON — St. Luke's Episcopal Church will hold their annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the parking lot of the church, 59 High St. at the corner of High and School streets. Rain or shine. There will b...

HUD survey seeks count of homeless

LEWISTON — If you or someone you know is homeless, Tri-County Mental Health Services needs your help. Government funds are sent to states and agencies based on the number of homeless that live in each community. Help get the resources you need simply by standing up being counted.

Upton man charged with attacking couple

UPTON — A local man is accused of attacking a couple, riding an ATV drunk and furnishing alcohol to his 19-year-old girlfriend. Clayton T. Svendberg, 20, of 138 Back St., was arrested early Thursday on charges of domestic assault, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, operating an A...

Louise Dickinson Rich's 'Summer House' for sale

UPTON — The two houses on the Rapid River where best-selling author Louise Dickinson Rich lived will be split up by the sale of one and the hoped-for preservation of the other. Rich’s first book, “We Took to the Woods,” was published in 1942 and became a national be...

Louise Dickinson Rich's 'Summer House' for sale

UPTON — The two houses on the Rapid River where best-selling author Louise Dickinson Rich lived will be split up by the sale of one and the hoped-for preservation of the other. Rich’s first book, “We Took to the Woods,” was published in 1942 and became a national be... 1

Bass numbers in Rapid River, Pond in the River stabilizing

TOWNSHIP C — Bass continue to threaten wild trout in the Rapid River and Pond in the River, but control efforts are gaining ground, state fisheries biologist Dave Boucher said Friday by email. Smallmouth bass were 2

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: Christopher R. Francis, 20, of Norway, March 20, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, Maine State Police. Peter H. MacCulloch, 70, of Upton, March 20, operating under the influence, operating after suspen...

Upton taxpayer questions revaluation's balance

UPTON — Last April, when tiny Upton narrowly approved doing a town revaluation for the first time in 30 years, much of the opposition came from lakefront property owners concerned that their valuations might jump. But it is a property owner away from the Lake Umbagog shoreline who is...