Oxford County, Maine

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Courthouse work to begin soon

by Matthew Daigle, Staff Writer Sun Journal July 19, 2017

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said at Tuesday morning's county commissioners meeting that the rehabilitation of the courthouse will begin “within the next couple of weeks.”

For several years, commissioners have been seeking to revamp and expand the two-story brick building atop the hill at 26 Western Ave.

Scott Cole
Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said at Tuesday's meeting of commissioners in Paris that work will begin soon on rehabilitating the exterior of the Oxford County scourthouse in Paris.                    Matt Daigle photo

Built in 1895, it is home to Oxford County Superior Court, county administrative offices, the Oxford County Registry of Deeds Office, Oxford County Probate Court and the assistant district attorney's office.

Cole said Tuesday that a pre-construction meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 24.

“The work is going to consist of roof repairs, exterior repairs, trim work and masonry work,” Cole said. “It's just a warm-up for the chaos that will be here for the next couple of years, starting next winter.”

He was referring to building the addition, creating more parking spaces and moving some offices.

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