News

Sumner house struck by vehicle for second time in three months

SUMNER — On the night of Monday, July 17, a blue Chevy pick-up truck collided with the front of a house located at 1224 Main...

Survey finds 83 erosion sites in Whitney/Hogan watershed

OXFORD — A total of 83 sites where active erosion is taking place was discovered in the Whitney and Hogan ponds watershed by volunteer surveyors...

Features

Schools

SAD 17 to get $1M in state funds

PARIS — The Oxford Hills School District is set to receive more than $1 million in additional state funding, but there are consequences that come...
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  • Texas congressman suggests he'd like to challenge Susan Collins to duel July 24, 2017
    A Texas congressman raised the possibility of a duel with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins during a radio interview Friday. U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a four-term Republican, told a Corpus Christi radio host that the GOP’s health care bill was sidelined by women senators....
    Steve Collins
  • Horse falls through bridge, then on top of rider during rescue in Hudson July 24, 2017
    HUDSON (AP) — Firefighters say a horse fell partially through a bridge and then on top of its rider after a rescue attempt in Maine. The Hudson Fire Department was called Sunday after the horse's legs had partially fallen through a space in the bridge — trapping its hooves in t...
    The Associated Press
  • Portland officials weigh suit against opioid manufacturers July 24, 2017
    PORTLAND (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Maine, says he would likely support taking legal action against opioid manufacturers as city officials weigh a potential lawsuit. In August, the City Council will discuss filing a lawsuit or joining an existing one against the makers of powerful...
    The Associated Press
  • Police seek help finding Gardiner woman missing for weeks July 24, 2017
    GARDINER (WGME) — The Gardiner Police Department is still trying to find a woman who has been missing for several weeks. Police are trying to locate 28-year-old Megan Gregory. He...
    WGME
  • Democrats searching for candidate who can beat Bruce Poliquin July 24, 2017
    AUGUSTA — For some Democrats, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s vote this spring in favor of a health care bill that even President Donald Trump called “mean” threw open a door for a challenger to unseat the two-term incumbent. Poliquin &ldqu...
    Steve Collins
  • Report: Gov. Paul LePage, staff spend more than $35K on Washington trips July 24, 2017
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine newspaper is reporting that Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his staff and security spent more than $35,000 on luxury hotels, restaurants and travel to Washington, D.C. over a three-month period. The Portland Press Herald reports the expenses occurred la...
    The Associated Press
  • Susan Collins: Trump should stop talking about Mueller probe July 24, 2017
    PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins says President Donald Trump needs to stop publicly commenting on the investigation into coordination between the Russian government and his campaign. Collins' comments concerned Robert Mueller, who has been appointed as special counsel to...
    The Associated Press
  • Maine legislative panel mulls levying 10 percent tax on marijuana July 24, 2017
    AUGUSTA (AP) — As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market. In November, legalization of recreationa...
    The Associated Press
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Business

Doughboys Variety in Paris closing, new owner sought to reopen business

PARIS — A life-changing event – the death of his father – is forcing David Haskell Jr. to close Doughboys Variety. But hopefully the store...

Proposed Speedway restaurant to get site walk next week in Oxford

OXFORD — The Planning Board will conduct a site walk on Thursday, July 27, at 5 p.m. after members expressed concern about ensuring restaurant parking...

Sun Media Group sold to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower

By Kathryn Skelton LEWISTON — After four generations of ownership, the Costello family announced Monday, July 17, that it's selling the Sun Journal and 16...

Otisfield Planning Board to hold site walk for proposed outdoor shooting...

OTISFIELD — The Planning Board will do a site walk of a pit off of Station Road on Tuesday, July 11, where a firearms training...

11th lien since January filed against Hampton Inn in Oxford

OXFORD — Once again the Hampton Inn is facing a lien. Electrical Maintenance & Installation Inc. of Portland has placed a lien against the Hampton Inn...
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