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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    December 19, 2018

    OHCHS to be evaluated for accreditation

    PARIS — The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has agreed to evaluate the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School for accreditation as a comprehensive high school. OHCHS Principal Ted Moccia and Oxford Hills Technical School Director Shawn Lambert told the SAD 17 Board of Directors at its meeting Monday night that the organization […]

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    December 14, 2018

    Oxford eyes NOAA fish reconstruction grant

    To help pay for dam reconstruction, Oxford gets creative.

  • Published
    July 11, 2018

    911 dispatchers at high risk for PTSD

    COUNTY — “My husband shot himself in the head! What do I do?” This was just one of the things Cammie Sprague, a shift supervisor, heard when she answered the phone at the Oxford County Regional Communications Center (OCRCC), “911-what is the address of your emergency?” Another call, a grandmother hysterically saying she found her granddaughter […]

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    May 31, 2018

    Four-footed hurricane victims get help from RPC

    RINCÓN, PR — On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at 6:15 a.m., Hurricane Maria made landfall just south of Yabucoa Harbor in Puerto Rico. What happened was in the news worldwide. The island was devastated. People were and still are without power, drinking water, medical care, food, shelter. Since then, news reports continue to share the progress or lack […]

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    May 16, 2018

    Fun for dogs, senior project for Chase

    PARIS — A lover of dogs, Luke Chase, 18, of Paris, knew just what he wanted to do for his senior project. Help Responsible Pet Care. This wasn’t the first time he had helped it when required to something in the community service vein. Trouble was, he didn’t know how. That’s where mom – Melissa Chase – proved […]

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    May 9, 2018

    Hill, Glick recognized for work with OCRCC

    AUGUSTA — It was just another conference for Oxford County Emergency Management Director Allyson S. Hill and Deputy Director Teresa M. Glick on April 24 and 25 in Augusta as they represented Oxford County’s EMA office. However, presenters at the annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference – Oxford County Regional Communications Center Director James Miclon and Deputy […]

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    May 9, 2018

    Spring Fling is tomorrow!

    NORWAY — Norway Downtown’s 1st Annual Spring Fling will be Friday May 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Main Street. This is an activity based event with many things to do inside and outside from Advertiser Square to the Library. A few of the many things your family can do at this event is […]

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