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Dee Menear is a staff writer for Advertiser Democrat. She previously worked for The Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser, reporting Greater Franklin County news since 2013, and has a passion for connecting with local people and communities. She enjoys coffee, fly fishing, frequent trips to Seattle, learning local history, exploring the mountains of western Maine and live music. If The Mallet Brothers Band or Ghost of Paul Revere are playing nearby, she is most likely in the front row. Dee earned her associate’s degree at Central Maine Community College and has won several Maine Press Association awards.

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    July 18, 2019

    Oxford selectmen set special town meeting

    Voters will consider several articles, including accepting a gift of land for a potential business park.

  • Published
    July 18, 2019

    Hearty breakfast served for 66 years

    More than 80 volunteers from Waterford and surrounding communities help organize and run the Waterford Summer Breakfasts.

  • Published
    July 18, 2019

    Fighting for Olympic gold

    Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School graduate sets her sights set on earning a boxing gold medal at 2020 Olympic Games.

  • Published
    July 18, 2019

    Principal brings experience to Norway school

    The new principal of Guy E. Rowe Elementary School has nearly four decades of diverse teaching and administrative experience.

  • Published
    July 15, 2019

    SAD 17 hires principal for Oxford Hills Middle School

    Brian Desilets most recently served as assistant principal and athletic director of Mt. Abram High School in Salem Township.

  • Published
    July 11, 2019

    Patrolling for safety and sobriety on the water

    REGION — Last weekend, Maine Game Wardens and Marine Patrol Officers conducted concentrated patrols on bodies of water throughout the state for Operation Dry Water. The program is a national outreach and enforcement campaign,  coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. It is held annually to raise awareness of the dangers of […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2019

    Commissioners begin exploring courthouse use

    PARIS — The Oxford County Commission Monday, July 8, began moving forward with plans for filling space in the U.S. District Court building, which will be vacated once new courthouse construction is completed. County Administrator Tom Winsor said the plan was to have the new building occupied by mid-December. “There are a lot of rumors […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2019

    Church benefits from Eagle Scout project

    Travis May, a Boy Scout with Troop 130 in Paris, took on a restoration project at First Congregational Church for his Eagle Scout project.

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    July 11, 2019

    Family practice: Daughter joins dad in veterinary medicine

    PARIS — “When I was really young, I very much wanted to be a veterinarian,” said Kate Holden. “When I got older, I realized how many hours my dad put in and I very much did not want to be a veterinarian. I tried other things but always came back here to help out and […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2019

    Special election set to fill Paris board vacancies

    Nomination papers for two vacancies on the Board of Selectmen can be taken out July 22. A special election will be held Aug. 22.

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