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Matthew Daigle is a court reporter at the Norway bureau of the Sun Journal and has worked for the company for more than six years. He covers the courts, Oxford County government, and the towns of Norway, Paris and Otisfield. He lives in Greene with his fiance, his two Siamese cats and his 13-year old chihuahua. In his spare time, he likes to read, watch movies and listen to podcasts about the television show “Survivor.” He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and earned a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing.

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  • Published
    January 14, 2019

    Paris board votes to hire another full-time Highway Department employee

    PARIS — The Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 on Monday night to run an advertisement for another full-time employee for the town’s Highway Department. Interim Town Manager Dawn Waisanen said Road Foreman Jamie Hutchinson reviewed his budget and determined there was enough money to add another full-time employee. Waisanen said she and Hutchinson did “some […]

  • Published
    January 14, 2019

    State awards $76,500 for Norway Branch Rail Trail

    NORWAY — The Maine Trails Advisory Committee has awarded a $76,500 grant for the Norway Branch Rail Trail project, according to Town Manager Dennis Lajoie. The trail for walkers and bicyclists would follow the former Norway Branch Railroad tracks for six-tenths of a mile, from Beal Street in Norway to Charles Street in Paris. Norway’s […]

  • Published
    January 9, 2019

    Register of deeds to continue preservation work, merger

    PARIS — Oxford County Register of Deeds Cherri Crockett is looking to carry on the preservation work of her predecessor and take on her first big task of merging the Paris and Fryeburg offices. Crockett, of Bethel, was elected in November to a four-year term and was sworn in Dec. 31. She succeeds Pat Shearman, […]

  • Published
    January 6, 2019

    Gemini: Doing your best can make a good impression

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kate McKinnon, 36; Julie Chen, 50; Gabrielle Reece, 50; Rowan Atkinson, 65. Happy Birthday: Make plans that will bring you closer to the ones you love. Set a plan in motion to improve your living space or to accommodate plans that will encourage you to broaden your interests or pick […]

  • Published
    January 4, 2019

    Police say suspect stalked the couple killed in South Paris

    PARIS — Mark Penley, 49, of Peru appeared in court Friday on charges of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, six months after he sneaked into their apartment at 24 Market Square but decided not to shoot the couple until “I’m ready,” according to a state police affidavit. Penley is charged in the shooting deaths […]

  • Published
    January 4, 2019

    Norway board recognizes first responders who served in military

    NORWAY — Police Chief Rob Federico and Fire Chief Dennis Yates presented certificates of special recognition at Thursday evening’s Board of Selectmen meeting to several officers with the police and fire departments who have served in the military. Federico said that the certificates, which were given to the departments by Sen. Angus King, included a […]

  • Published
    January 2, 2019

    Aquarius: Figure out how to turn a hobby into money

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kate Bosworth, 37; Dax Shepard, 45; Taye Diggs, 49; Cuba Gooding Jr., 52. Happy Birthday: Take whatever others say or do in stride this year. If you let outside influences occupy your time, you will fall short of reaching your goals. There is much you can accomplish if you embrace […]

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    January 2, 2019

    Norway resident sculpts bright new year

    Mark Rutter of Norway has sculpted “2019” and a peace sign outside the home he housesits near Lake Pennesseewassee in Norway. “I have people stopping across the street to take pictures and tell me that they love what I’m doing,” he said. “I just do it for the smiles.” (Sun Journal photo by Matthew Daigle)

  • Published
    December 30, 2018

    Waterford man still missing after eight weeks

    WATERFORD — Maj. James Urquhart of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office said the case involving a missing Waterford man has been handed off to the Major Crime Unit of the state police. Ricky Howard, 49, of 440 Norway Road was reported missing by his family eight weeks ago and was last seen at AJ’s Everything Store […]

  • Published
    December 27, 2018

    United Way of Androscoggin County to inherit Oxford County territory

    PARIS — Months after the United Way of Oxford County closed its doors, the United Way of Androscoggin County agreed to provide coverage to the territory originally covered by its now-shuttered counterpart. The Oxford County branch of United Way formed in 1989 and was the smallest of Maine’s 10 United Way organizations. Jim Douglas, chairman […]

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