As the polar vortex descends and temperatures freeze towns across Maine have been feeling the squeeze – sorry for the rhyming – Otisfield joins the chorus of voices worrying over shrinking sand and salt piles.

Sand and salt aren’t Otisfield’s only road worries. The town has hired an engineer to come up with a solution for eroded portions of  Cobb Hill Road.

Roadways in Paris are likely to have a very different look to them if a zoning ordinance limits where certain types of buildings can go up. Residents are invited to voice their opinions at a public hearing Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Paris Fire Station.

Speaking of Paris, a shopping list of needed items compiled by the town manager last month is garnering interest as a way to save the town money in the long-run.

Money-wise, Oxford said “no” to fees for TVs at the transfer station, and “yes” to several parcels of land needed to construct a waste-water collection system, the next phase in a plan to build a water treatment facility.

We get your reaction to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal, while a Buckfield performing artist dances across Real People.

All this and more in this weeks’ edition of the Advertiser Democrat.

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