MISSING PERSON- WOODSTOCK, MAINE

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The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking  help from the public in trying to locate a 53-year-old female from the town of Woodstock. Kathleen Zurzolo was reported missing by family members on Wednesday August 27, 2014. A search of her home, neighborhood and interviews with family and friends have not resulted in  any solid leads […]

Worthley Pond Memories

The BIG yellow rock is now in need of some paint and doesn't seem so BIG anymore. The buoys marking the rocks are new and my sister, Maggie May, is all grown up. I have many fond memories of time spent at the pond.

PERU- My earliest memories of Worthley Pond are of my grandmother loading my cousins Ang and Sis, and me into her car and driving us to swimming lessons across from the store at the beach. My gosh, how I hated swimming lessons. The mornings were normally foggy and chilly, with dark overcast skies looming overhead […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Endless fun on GIRLS ONLY trip

The 12th Annual Girls Only Motorcycle Trip to Greenville was filled with a beautiful hike up Borestone Mountain in Monson, a boat ride over to Kineo Golf Course and carriage road, and many fantastic days spent playing on the shores of Moosehead Lake.

Once again, our annual girls only motorcycle trip has come and gone, but the memories of the fun-filled days spent in the outdoors still bring a smile to my face. I am amazed at how quickly the year goes by and now we’re already looking back at our trip. This year seven of us on […]

Back to School Fashion Show

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Hope Association clients Mary Turnbull and Ray Leblanc, with Moriah Thebarge, got the audience going with “Sweet Caroline” during the Association’s annual Back to School Fashion Show last Friday. The classic songs and enthusiastic audience really got the models dancing, hopping, with a lot of smiles. They were modeling examples of clothing available at the […]

Teaberry Arts Council’s Art Walk

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Members of the Teaberry Arts Council and area artists gathered on the Rumford Parks Walking Trail for Sunday’s Art Walk. Some 25 to 30 artists, magicians, performers, musicians and more entertained people during the five-hour event, the council’s first big event since its inception last fall.

Child safety seat inspections in Dixfield

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While at the Dixfield Outdoor Market on Sunday with her three-year-old, Gabrielle Cannon of Dixfield saw the sign that read “Free Car Seat Check” and decided to participate. Dixfield Police Officers Anne Simmons-Edmunds and Eric Bernier, along with Jaclyn Witt, recently completed a three-day course to become certified as child safety passenger seat inspectors. They […]

Culture of Compassion

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There were a lot of smiles on children Saturday, and sighs of relief for parents and others struggling financially. It was the third annual Culture of Compassion giveaway, put on by 50 volunteers with the Praise Assembly of God Church at the DARE Field across from Aubuchon Hardware. Pastor Justin Thacker noted that it takes […]

Man found dead at Mexico standoff identified

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The Maine State Police identified the man who died Sunday evening following a standoff with several police departments in Mexico. The victim was identified as Steven R. Piiranen, 52, of Paris, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland added that the two officers who fired at Piirainen were Maine state trooper […]