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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
    October 10, 2019

    Municipal meetings Oct. 10-17

    Thursday, Oct. 10 Norway Planning Board – 7 p.m. West Paris Selectboard – 5 p.m. Harrison Selectboard – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 Buckfield Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Otisfield Planning Board – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 Paris Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Otisfield Selectboard – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 Norway Selectboard – 7 p.m. Oxford […]

  • Published
    October 8, 2019

    Oxford County Commissioners agenda – October 11, 2019

    Agenda Oxford County Commissioners Meeting October 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM 26 Western Avenue, Paris, Maine 2:00 Convene Meeting • Pledge of Allegiance • Adopt Agenda 2:05 Executive Session to Discuss Potential Litigation w/ Counsel (1 M.R.S.A. § 405-6 E) 3:00 Union Grievance TBD Adjournment

  • Published
    October 4, 2019

    Special Fayette Town Meeting — October 8, 2019

    Greetings All:  The Special Town Meeting slated for Tuesday October 8, will start at 7 p.m. at the Fayette Central School.  WHY? At the Annual Town Meeting held in June the people voted and approved joining via an inter-local agreement with other Western Maine School Districts.  The voters were unaware of the details and legal complications […]

  • Published
    September 12, 2019

    Nothing Chinese about an auction

    Americans have a long history of using pejorative terms to describe things that make them uncomfortable, people who are different than they perceive themselves to be and those less fortunate. It is one of the shameful parts of our history. We are not alone. Perhaps it is an undesirable trait of being human and having […]

  • Published
    January 18, 2019

    Police arrest Lewiston man, seize drugs and cash at Oxford hotel

    OXFORD — After a two-week investigation by the Oxford Police Department, a Lewiston man was arrested this week and charged with selling cocaine. Kamau Thompson Kamau Thompson, 45, was also arrested on outstanding warrants, including two  warrants charging aggravated trafficking and failure to appear, and other aggravated trafficking warrants. Police searched a room at the Hampton […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2019

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    Thursday, Jan. 10 Norway Planning Board – 7 p.m. West Paris Selectboard – 5 p.m. Harrison Selectboard – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 Paris Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Hebron Selectboard – 7 p.m. Waterford Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15   Buckfield Selectboard – 6:30 p.m.   Otisfield Planning Board – 7 p.m.   Wednesday, […]

  • Published
    January 2, 2019

    Jack retires, accepts new position

    PARIS — Candice Jack of Oxford has retired as an Oxford County regional Communications Center dispatcher after more than 15 years. Wasting no time, she accepted a position with the Paris Police Department. “The Paris Police Department wants to welcome Oxford resident, Candice Jack, to our family as she has accepted an Administrative Assistant position […]

  • Published
    December 19, 2018

    West Paris looks at first responders, water bill hike

    WEST PARIS — Bob Hand, director of PACE Paramedic Service and West Paris Fire Chief Troy Billings were present at the December 13 meeting of the West Paris board of Selectmen to answer questions regarding First Responder Certification within the West Paris Fire Department. Hand informed the board that many towns have first responders through […]

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    December 19, 2018

    Christmas takes over Buckfield meeting room

    BUCKFIELD — It looked like Christmas exploded inside the Buckfield selectmen’s meeting room the night of Dec. 14, with boxes and bags of toys, piles of hats and mittens, games galore, enough books to fill a large bookshelf and child-sized coats and boots. “Welcome to Christmas,” Sarah Bly said with a smile. It was bagging night […]

  • Published
    December 19, 2018

    West Paris director appointed

    WEST PARIS — Political newcomer Will Rolfe was unanimously appointed by selectmen at their December 13 meeting to fill a vacancy on the SAD 17 Board of Directors. Rolfe, whose first meeting as a director was December 17, will serve until the  March 2, 2019 Annual Town Meeting when a board member will be elected during […]