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Mary Delamater has lived in western Maine all her life and started her career at the Sun Journal as a proofreader, freelance writer and photographer. Eventually, she moved to an editing position, reading staff-generated stories and laying out pages for the Oxford Hills region. With changes to the publication over the years, she has continued on the copy desk, ensuring stories reflect the paper's values of truth, fairness, excellence and compassion. She is a graduate of Oxford Hills High School in Paris and has attended and/or led workshops on reporting and editing. She's one of 14 children and aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews. She enjoys family gatherings, hosting the annual Merrill Family Christmas Open House, cooking, home decorating, reading, boating, daily walks and chairing the Sun Journal Fun Committee.

  • Published
    January 17, 2023

    Man killed in fall from bucket lift in Rangeley

    RANGELEY —Danila Belov, 24, of Brooklyn, New York, a subcontractor for Consolidated Communications, died Tuesday morning after he fell from a bucket lift atop a moving van when it struck utility wires suspended across Main Street, according to state police. Belov was pronounced dead at the scene. The van was driven by Anton Natachiev of […]

  • Published
    January 13, 2023

    Auburn man charged in Sumner school vandalism

    After school district posts surveillance footage online, suspect turns himself in to police.

  • Published
    January 11, 2023

    Suspect sought in Sumner school burglary, bus vandalism

    Security alarm sends suspect running out the front door.

  • Published
    December 15, 2022

    Santa Visits Oxford is returning Christmas Eve

    The program started in 1989 to bring Christmas gifts to children.

  • Published
    August 8, 2022

    Mechanic Falls tax rate raised 65 cents

    The Town Council set the amount at $22.25.

  • Published
    April 4, 2022

    Mechanic Falls council advised of school board request on budget process

    Regional School Unit 16 directors want to drop voting at the polls.

  • Published
    March 16, 2022

    How councilors voted

    City Council votes on moratorium on homeless shelters Linda Scott, Ward 1: opposed Robert McCarthy, Ward 2: in favor Scott Harriman, Ward 3: opposed Rick Lachapelle, Ward 4: in favor Laurier Pease, Ward 5: in favor Lee Clement, Ward 6: in favor Stephanie Gelinas, Ward 7: opposed

  • Published
    March 4, 2022

    Todd Sawyer is Waterford candidate

    WATERFORD — A story on the annual Town Meeting published Friday on Page C3 of the Region edition should have said Todd Sawyer is seeking another three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. It was an editing error.

  • Published
    March 4, 2022

    Waterford elects selectman, school directors

    WATERFORD — Voters cast ballots Friday to elect Selectman Todd Sawyer to another three-year term with 26 votes. He was unopposed. Elected to the Maine School Administrative District 17 board were Director Judith Green for three years with 25 votes, and Catherine Winship for one year with 23 votes, Deputy Town Clerk Betty Becker said. […]

  • Published
    February 24, 2022

    Slopeside view at Black Mountain