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Oxford Hills

Police arrest Lewiston man, seize drugs and cash at Oxford hotel

OXFORD — After a two-week long investigation by the Oxford Police Department, Kamau Thompson, 45, of Lewiston was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful trafficking...

Norway board hears presentation on proposed highway garage

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen was given specifics Thursday night on a new town highway garage under consideration. The proposed garage would cost about...

Oxford County Courthouse expansion well underway

Workers with Ganneston Construction of Augusta continue to work on the expansion of the Oxford County Courthouse on Wednesday, setting concrete walls that will...

Oxford County arrest log

• Cynthia P. Karabelas, 57, of Lovell, violating conditions of release, 3:42 p.m. Jan. 14 in Lovell, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Desiree Rose Burris,...

Commissioners approve $7,300 purchase for Sheriff's Office furniture

PARIS – The Oxford County commissioners voted 3-0 on Tuesday morning to authorize the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office to spend up to $7,300 on...

One dead in Buckfield collision

BUCKFIELD — A 24-year-old man died Wednesday night when his Volkswagen Beetle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Ford F-150 hauling a...

Former Maine woman to serve four years for dealing heroin

PARIS — A former Maine woman identified by officials as the "financial officer" in the largest drug investigation in Oxford County history has been...

Unpaid fuel bill results in no gasoline for Oxford Sheriff's Office cruisers

PARIS — An unpaid bill recently left deputies with the Oxford County Sheriff's Office without access to their fuel cards and unable to put...

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...

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...

This week's agenda

Tuesday Farmington: Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., county building Farmington: RSU 9 Operations Committee, 6 p.m., Chef's Table Farmington: RSU 9 Personnel and Finance Committee, 7 p.m.,...

Oxford County arrest log

• Todd I. May, 57, of Harrison, failure to pay fines, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 9 in Harrison, Maine State Police. • Jordan Michael Shields, 20, of...

After fire, Poland Fire Department calls for chimney safety

POLAND — Crews from the Poland and Mechanic Falls fire departments responded Sunday afternoon to a chimney fire, prompting Poland Chief Thomas Printup to...

Rumford, Bridgton hospitals get new president

LEWISTON — Five months after the head of Rumford and Bridgton hospitals resigned amid turmoil among those hospitals and Central Maine Healthcare, their parent organization, Rumford...

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...

Beating colder temps

Wally Vickerson uses his snowblower Wednesday evening to clear his driveway on Park Street in West Paris. He said snow mixing with rain prompted him to...

Oxford County arrest log

Nicholas L. Blake, 33, of Paris, violating conditions of release, 4:41 p.m. Jan. 8 in Norway, Norway Police Department.

What You Need to Know: Buckfield Board of Selectmen

Buckfield Board of Selectmen Jan. 8, 2019 Buckfield Municipal Building   No ambulance What happened: Town Manager Joe Roach announced he and Rescue Chief Floyd “Chip” Richardson had decided...

SAD 17 gets state approval for buses

PARIS — Oxford Hills School District Superintendent Rick Colpitts told the board of directors Monday night that the state has approved funding for more...

Oxford County arrest log

• Wayne Gerald Sinclair, 59, of Mexico, violating conditions of release, 1:32 p.m. Jan. 4 in Mexico, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. • Carl Daniel Brooks,...
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Angus King plans to open new office in Lewiston-Auburn area

Shortly after taking office for his second term, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King said Friday that he plans to open his fifth Maine office...

Chesterville man charged with trafficking after crack cocaine found in pickup

JAY — A Chesterville man was arrested Wednesday after Franklin County Sheriff's deputies found crack cocaine in a pickup truck stopped on Route 133...

Farmington, Jay women injured in three-car collision in Jay

JAY — Two people were injured Friday morning when a car went through a stop sign at Bean's Corner, struck an SUV and forced...

Dad, daughter serving side-by-side in Maine Legislature make history

AUGUSTA — More women are serving in Maine's Legislature than ever before, and this session will also see the state's first recorded instance of...

Taco Bell in Auburn among 4 Maine locations closed

AUBURN — A Taco Bell franchise at 458 Center St. is among four Maine that have abruptly closed.  The company's website no longer lists the...

One dead in Roxbury snowmobile crash

ROXBURY — One person was killed in a snowmobile crash on a trail near Roxbury Notch Road on Thursday night, according to the Maine...

Mexico voters OK streetlight contract with CMP

MEXICO — Residents voted 6-0 Tuesday night to enter into a 15-year contract with Central Maine Power to switch hundreds of streetlights to LED...

Wishing for summer

Jon Graham, on his lunch break from his job at L-A Harley-Davidson, stands beside the Androscoggin River on Switzerland Road in Lewiston on Thursday....

Salt wagon

Marguerite Bouvier, 93, throws road salt on patches of ice on her driveway in Auburn on Thursday. Bouvier said her wagon allows her to complete tasks that need to...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Police identify Buckfield man who died in Route 117 crash

BUCKFIELD — Police say a local man died in Wednesday night's collision on Route 117. At about 5 p.m., Alexander Pond, 24, of Buckfield drove...

Recalls of romaine, Goldfish are only the tip of the contamination iceberg

If it feels like you're reading about a new food recall practically everyday, it's not all in your head -- or stomach. A report released...

T-Mobile executives were Trump International Hotel guests while seeking merger approval

WASHINGTON — Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value...

Maine financial institutions offer help to unpaid federal workers

Michael Hughes, a security manager at the Portland International Jetport, has worked without pay since the partial federal government shutdown began Dec. 22. Hughes and...

As Mills says no tax increase, Democrats propose costly new programs

AUGUSTA — Democrats in the Legislature are backing new initiatives in health care, education and other fields that will require significant amounts of money,...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Shauna Mercier, 32, of 61 River St., warrant for unpaid restitution, 1:17 a.m. Wednesday on River Street.  • Jodi Anson, 35, of 67 Pine St., warrant,...

Poland selectmen to review ambulance service agreement

POLAND — Selectmen decided Tuesday to revisit the town's agreement to provide ambulance service to Mechanic Falls. Nearly $37,677 has been charged by Poland Fire...

Lewiston-Auburn creating committee to consider Lake Auburn filtration

AUBURN — The Twin Cities are forming a committee to study the feasibility of building a water filtration plant at Lake Auburn. The decision comes...

Learning to ski at Lost Valley in Auburn

Snowboard instructor Heather Stukas of Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn adjusts the bindings of Alex Theberge's snowboard Wednesday afternoon before their lesson. Dozens...

Hebron Academy graduate killed in Kenya terrorist attack

An American who was among at least 21 people killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Kenya was a 1996 graduate of Hebron Academy, the...

Bates announces MLK Jr. Day events

LEWISTON — The Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College this year will include three days of presentations, lectures, discussion sessions, readings...

New circulation desk at Rumford library a model of efficiency

RUMFORD — The new circulation desk at the Rumford Public Library is a “godsend” for the staff, Circulation Supervisor Christy Bates said Tuesday. “It helps...

Budget talks to begin in Jay

JAY — Selectpersons have scheduled a workshop for next week to discuss a draft of the $5.36 million municipal budget for 2019-20. The workshop is set for...

Lewiston police investigate man's stabbing

LEWISTON — A local man told police he suffered stab wounds to his chest and abdomen Tuesday night at an apartment on Pine Street. Police...
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