Stories about West Paris

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Balsam and catnip business booming for West Paris couple

Wendy Newmeyer, who co-owns Maine Balsam Fir Products in West Paris with her husband, Jack, shows what's left of her basket of four dozen organic catnip bags that she brought to sell at Friday's Local Crafts and Wares Fair in Bethel. In less than five hours, she sold three dozen bags. 1

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Missing shipping container incident under investigation

WEST PARIS — The disappearance of a 53-foot shipping container from the old Penley Mill property in West Paris is being investigated as a theft by the Oxford County Sheriff's Office. According to Chief Deputy Hart Daley, the trailer was last seen at a drop yard on the property three ...

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First Universalist Church of West Paris lists December worship services

WEST PARIS — First Universalist Church of West Paris invites the public to its December Sunday services, presented with a combination of guest speakers and Worship Service Committee members. Services are at 9 a.m. with refreshments following. Dec. 1, “Advent and the Art of...

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Duplicate Bridge Club results OXFORD — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club met Nov. 22 in the rec. building, where an eight table Mitchell movement was enjoyed. Finishing first in flight A N/S were Eleanor and Lindy Wigton (Lewiston), who also were first in fli...

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Local schools celebrate Walk to School Day

NORWAY — Two local elementary schools joined schools around the world on Oct. 9 to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Several Walking School Buses transported scores of students safely to Rowe Elementary School in Norway and Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris. A Walk...

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'Music For a Sunday Afternoon' PARIS — The second annual "Music For a Sunday Afternoon" concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the First Universalist Church on Pine Street. There will be selections played on the 101-year-old classic Moller pipe ...

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West Paris junkyard fire ruled accidental

WEST PARIS — A fire at West Paris Metals last week is being ruled accidental by the State Fire Marshal's Office, but the cause has not been determined. Although investigators were unable to find out what started the fire, sparks from cutting apart pieces of scrap metal at the ya...

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Harvest supper aids Smile Fund BETHEL — A community harvest supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at West Parish Congregational Church UCC, 32 Church St. Menu includes baked ham, baked beans and all the fixings. Cost is $10. Proceeds will ben...

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Shoebox gifts: Collection sites open for global Christmas project

LISBON FALLS — With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Lisbon Falls individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement....

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Junkyard fire investigation continues

WEST PARIS — The State Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating the cause of a fire at West Paris Metals on Tuesday, according to West Paris Fire Chief Norm St. Pierre.  Investigators are not ruling out the possibility that someone could have entered the yard and starte...