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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
    December 19, 2018

    Constructing gingerbread houses at Norway library

    Chyla Lamp and her daughter, Elsie, build a gingerbread house Wednesday afternoon at the Norway Memorial Library. Every Wednesday, the library’s Children’s Department hosts after-school events for children. (Sun Journal photo by Matthew Daigle)

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    December 18, 2018

    Oxford County: Courthouse expansion could interfere with jury selection parking

    PARIS — Construction at the Oxford County Superior Courthouse could become a hindrance during jury selection days in January and March, according to Assistant District Attorney Richard Beauchesne. Beauchesne raised the concern at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Oxford County Commissioners. The expansion is part of a $90 million package approved by the Maine Legislature to […]

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    December 18, 2018

    Sumner home damaged by chimney fire

    SUMNER — A chimney fire caused significant water damage Monday night to a house at 102 Wild Woods Drive, Fire Department Safety Officer Kelly Stewart said Tuesday. Homeowner Robert Runes used fire extinguishers to put out flames before firefighters arrived, “which might have bought some extra time,” Stewart said. Fire departments from nine towns responded to […]

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    December 14, 2018

    Hartford man charged with killing his girlfriend held without bail

    PARIS — A Hartford man charged with murder in the death of his longtime girlfriend was ordered held without bail following his initial appearance at Oxford County Superior Court on Friday morning. Rondon Athayde, 46, is charged with killing Ana Cordeiro, 41. The couple have two children, ages 3 and 4. A follow-up hearing, at […]

  • Published
    December 13, 2018

    Selling Christmas trees in Oxford

    Neuman Smedberg sits on the ground Thursday afternoon as he unties a Christmas tree for customers at Smedberg’s Crystal Spring Farm in Oxford. (Sun Journal photo by Matthew Daigle)

  • Published
    December 13, 2018

    Auditor says Norway doing well financially

    NORWAY — Town Manager Dennis Lajoie said Thursday afternoon Norway is in “good financial shape,” based on a visit from the town’s auditor. Lajoie said auditor Timothy Gill told the Board of Selectmen, “Compared to other towns your size, you’re doing very well.” Lajoie said the town has kept its property tax collection rates around […]

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    December 9, 2018

    FaceTime: Back County Ranger Alana-Marie Pulkkinen of Turner

    Turner native Alana-Marie Pulkkinen has always loved the outdoors. As she put it, “My favorite activities as a child consisted of hunting, fishing, camping and four wheeling – pretty much anything that had to do with the outdoors. It was my playground.”    So it’s no surprise that her outdoor passion would find her working in […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Fire destroys High Street home in Paris

    PARIS — Firefighters from multiple towns responded to a structure fire Thursday afternoon at 390 High St. The fire was reported by a neighbor who saw the trailer engulfed in flames. According to a bystander, no one was inside the home during the fire except for two dogs – one escaped and ran down the […]

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    December 5, 2018

    Waterford man arrested after car chase

    NORWAY — A Waterford man who led police on a chase and crashed his car at the intersection of Richardson Hollow and Greenwood roads was arrested Monday, police said. Andrew Emerson, 20, was charged with failure to stop for a law enforcement officer, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violation of bail conditions, according to […]

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