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Food pantry OTISFIELD — The Food Pantry will be open from from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second Monday evening of each month from 5 ...

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West Paris fire victims moving into donated home

HEBRON — A West Paris family of seven who lost their home in a fire last month will move from a motel to a new donated home this week. “I have my kids and my husband. What else could I want?” said Kristy Basso only hours after she picked up her daughter, Tori, who flew in...

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Woodsmen, butchers say Maine moose and deer crawling with ticks

WEST PARIS — Moose and deer tick infestations this year are among the worst that woodsmen and big-game meat processors have seen. They're blaming the population boom on unseasonably warm weather and the lack of prolonged deep freezes during winter. Shed antler hunters such as ... 1

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First Universalist Church lists services

WEST PARIS – The First Universalist Church of West Paris has announced worship services for the month of December. Services are presented by a combination of Worship Service Committee members and guest speakers. All are welcome to attend; services are 9 a.m. every Sunday until mid-June....

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Craft fair WEST PARIS — The West Paris Fire Auxiliary Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the West Paris Agnes Gray School. There will be a door prize and a 50/50. Beverages and food will be available. Vendors and crafters are needed...

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West Paris man says he has next Facebook

Dan Bru, a West Paris graphic designer, is creating an online social network he said will replace Facebook. 2

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Student-Made ornaments for sale at library's lighting ceremony

WEST PARIS — The fourth annual Let Your Light Shine memorial fundraiser is underway at the West Paris Public Library. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the bedecking of the library with sparkling white lights to honor those who have a special place in our hearts and lives. There wil...

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Historical Society's building named to national register

WEST PARIS — That West Paris Historical Society's building, the former West Paris Lodge 15 IOOF, was approved for nomination to the National Register of Historical Places. Several members attended the meeting on Oct. 28 in Augusta. At the Oct. 17 meeting, Mary Jane Ames presented rai...

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Songwriters club

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Firefighters, community work to get West Paris family a home for Thanksgiving

Firefighter Darryl Rugg, right, and other volunteers help put up Sheetrock at the farmhouse on Route 119 in Hebron where Josh and Kristy Basso and their four sons will live this winter. The family lost their West Paris house in a fire Nov. 6.