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Spring struggles to gain a foothold

Arnold Jordan of Greenwood, left, and his grandson Donald Piawlock shovel snow from the roof of the Locke Mills Union Church’s Sunday school wing.

By Amy Chapman It’s the talk of the town. Spend a few minutes in the post office, the grocery store, or the coffee shop, and before long you’ll hear someone bring up the unseasonably cold March temperatures and the way spring seems to be dragging its feet this year. From tradesmen and highway crews to […]

Charges expected against Falmouth woman in Sunday River and Bethel car break-ins


A Falmouth woman is expected to be charged with multiple car break-ins in the Bethel area and elsewhere, according to Oxford County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Peter Casey. Holly L. Doherty, 47,  was detained Friday in South Paris by State Trooper Ron Turnick after he spotted her driving her maroon Tahoe on Route 26 near Market […]

Methamphetamine arrests in Bethel area

Rodney Levesque

The following information was in a press release from MDEA Friday evening: Oxford County, Feb. 7 – The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announces the arrests of eight people for Trafficking/ Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Arrested were: David Thompson, 52 of Gilead, Class A Trafficking/Manufacturing Methamphetamine Mico Thompson, 31 of Gilead, Class B Trafficking/Manufacturing Methamphetamine Rodney Levesque, 35 […]