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A.M. Sheehan has been in the news business for 40 years, including time as an editor at the Chatham Courier in N.Y., Kitchenware News, Beachcomber and Dover Community News in N.H., and the Summerville Journal Scene, Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlet in S.C. In Maine she has been an editor for the Advertiser Democrat, Bethel Citizen, Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser, and is currently managing editor for the Sun Journal's group of western Maine weeklies. She is a former journalist of the year in Maine, a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Michael Kelley Award, the Polk Award and the Casey Medal Award. A.M. enjoys reading, theater, cooking and gardening.

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  • Published
    February 18, 2021

    Norway library closed temporarily

    NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library will close while undergoing repair to the  sewer line. Work is to begin Tuesday, February 23. The date work  will be completed is uncertain. As soon as work is complete, the  library will reopen normal hours of operation.

  • Published
    January 20, 2021

    Welcome young readers!

    We are pleased to announce a new section to our newspaper: the Kids’ Edition. Every week it will offer current events, crafts, recipes, book reviews, a crossword, word of the week, and much more. We want our young readers to be part of it as well, by sending us their stories, poems and pictures. Have […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    First Universalist West Paris January services

    WEST PARIS — Ringing in 2021 will seem awfully good considering all that we have been through in 2020. Let us explore what has been and what we might to look forward to: hope, health, healing, love. Please note that we are observing safety practices of wearing masks and social distancing. We are not singing […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    You are not alone

    To the Editor: Over the last few years we have seen a growing number of Americans experiencing social isolation and loneliness. New studies show that social isolation and loneliness can be as harmful to your health as smoking. In Maine, over 135,000 people 50 and older live alone and are at a higher risk of […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    You are not alone

    To the Editor: Over the last few years we have seen a growing number of Americans experiencing social isolation and loneliness. New studies show that social isolation and loneliness can be as harmful to your health as smoking. In Maine, over 135,000 people 50 and older live alone and are at a higher risk of […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    Thank you all!

    To the Editor: What a year! Did we ever think we would go through remote learning, shutdowns, etc… in our lifetime? Although recreation programs could not safely be conducted, we continued to keep our facilities open for all citizens to enjoy; Lake Pennesseewassee Park, Cottage Street Recreation Area and the Lovejoy Farm Sports Complex. The […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2020

    A big shout-out to community

    To the Editor: What a strange year it has been for all of us. We do hope that you have been able to stay safe and healthy. After over 40 years of doing Christmas for Families in Bethel our community never ceases to amaze us, when the need for help comes up so many come […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2020

    Letter from a cat

    To the Editor: Human; There will come a day when you will miss me curling around your legs as you rise in the morning. There will come a time when you will look into the moonless sky and see me darting from pool of dark to pool of dark. You will feel me hop up […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2020

    Letter from a cat

    To the Editor: Human; There will come a day when you will miss me curling around your legs as you rise in the morning. There will come a time when you will look into the moonless sky and see me darting from pool of dark to pool of dark. You will feel me hop up […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2020

    Meal cancelled

    The annual Christmas Lunch at Grace Fellowship Church in Oxford from 12-2 p.m. on Dec. 25th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions, etc.

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