Articles by Leslie H. Dixon

A map on the wall at the Portland Pipe Line Corporation in South Portland shows the pipeline route to Montreal.

Harrison passes resolution opposing piping of tar sands oil through town

By Leslie H. Dixon on June 12, 2013, at 2:01 p.m.

Odd Fellows Hall windows to be repaired in Norway

By Leslie H. Dixon on June 02, 2013, at 9:21 p.m.

Experts on the hunt for more chestnut trees

By Leslie H. Dixon on May 29, 2013, at 5:42 a.m.

Oxford Hills Bookmobile losing funding this month

By Leslie H. Dixon, Sun Journal on May 17, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.
Firefighters confer near the scene of a 10-acre woods fire off Perkins Valley Road in Woodstock on Wednesday afternoon.

Woodstock brush fire spreads across 10 acres

By Leslie H. Dixon, Sun Journal on May 02, 2013, at 5:43 a.m.

Hebron fire kills nearly two dozen animals

By Leslie H. Dixon, Sun Journal on April 25, 2013, at 6:29 a.m.

Skills day teaches importance of math

By Leslie H. Dixon on April 16, 2013, at 6:09 a.m.

Closing school for weather: The anatomy of a decision

By Leslie H. Dixon on Feb. 10, 2013, at 7:20 a.m.

School board directors walk out during SAD 17 budget discussion

By Leslie H. Dixon on Dec. 21, 2012, at 5:56 a.m.
Josh Wardwell, then 14, looks into the nose of the RagWing aircraft he was building at his home in Oxford. At the time, he had roughly 1,500 hours of work complete and estimated 800 hours to go. Wardwell used money he earned mowing a neighbors lawn and cash he received around holidays to fund his project. Wardwell died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 after falling through thin ice on Chapman Pond.

Oxford community mourns teen who died after falling through ice

By Leslie H. Dixon on Dec. 07, 2012, at 6:05 a.m.

Harrison home badly damaged in Saturday morning fire

By Leslie H. Dixon on Nov. 24, 2012, at 3:18 p.m.
Hebron property owner Ann Siekman, right, gestures after learning last week that the American chestnut tree in the background is unofficially the tallest in Maine and possibly the country. At left is Jean Federico of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, who was in charge of the statewide big tree contest in which Siekman entered the American chestnut.

American Chestnut in Maine may be the tallest in the country

By Leslie H. Dixon on Nov. 22, 2012, at 8:06 a.m.
Kaylynn Johnson of Norway holds Lucy, her American Girl doll. Johnson is a finalist in the video story contest "Caroline's Share the Hero in You" by American Girl. She is collecting cereal boxes to be used in Haiti to make jewelry and other items so parents can help pay for food, shelter and education for their children.

Norway 9-year-old a finalist in American Girl video contest

By Leslie H. Dixon on Nov. 13, 2012, at 6:32 a.m.
The owner of 168 Main St., Norway, Patrick McInnis, acknowledges some of the problems with his apartments town officials have cited but said he is working through them.

Norway told to evict tenants, condemn apartment house

By Leslie H. Dixon on Oct. 20, 2012, at 1 p.m.
Oxford County Sheriff's Department officers investigate the scene of an accident on Route 119 in Hebron involving an Oxford Hills school bus and an Audi automobile on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2012. Emergency workers used the Jaws of Life to remove the roof the car to extricate the driver, 19-year-old Brandon Buffington of Paris.

Video from Oxford Hills school bus crash reviewed

By Leslie H. Dixon on Sept. 20, 2012, at 7 a.m.
Country singer and actess LeAnn Rimes arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April 2012. The 30-year-old Rimes checked into a a 30-day in-patient treatment facility for anxiety and stress Wednesday, Aug. 29.

LeAnn Rimes checks into treatment before Oxford Fair performance

By Leslie H. Dixon on Aug. 30, 2012, at 1:41 p.m.
John O'Brien

Two arrested after assault at Waterford campground sends two to hospital

By Leslie H. Dixon and Tony Reaves on Aug. 24, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.

Auburn company wins Opera House restoration contract

By Leslie H. Dixon on Aug. 24, 2012, at 11:53 a.m.

Maine company lays off 13 after Defense Department contract ends

By Leslie H. Dixon on Aug. 22, 2012, at 7:45 a.m.
Cathy Dixon said the U.S. Cellular communications tower will be visible as she drives up the driveway on her Scribner Hill Road home or looks out from the second-floor balcony.

Maine homeowners say they may move because of cell tower

By Leslie H. Dixon on Aug. 20, 2012, at 7:13 a.m.
Otisfield couple said, if the project is completed, when they sit on their back porch they will be staring at more than 60 feet of galvanized steel instead of watching the tall pines sway in the wind.