Sunday River moves toward posting gateway sign

BETHEL — Sunday River Ski Resort is taking steps toward installing a gateway sign at the intersection of Route 2 and Sunday River Road, President and General Manager Dana Bullen said. “The idea of installing a gateway sign at the beginning of Sunday River Road is not just about... 1


Bethel church hosts sale for Smile Fund

BETHEL — The West Parish Congregational Church will host an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, to raise money for people who need dentures, organizer Jane Chandler said. The Smile Fund was established 11 years ago by the church to help people in Bethel, Andover, ...


Bethel awards construction contract, signs on to FEMA resolution

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Monday evening to award Cross Excavation of Bethel a contract to upgrade water and sewer lines and repave part of Vernon Street. Town Manager Jim Doar said the company submitted the lowest bid, $1,073,285. He said the company w...


SAD 44 accepts withdrawal agreement from Andover

BETHEL — The SAD 44 board on Monday approved an agreement from the Andover Withdrawal Committee spelling out property and financial responsibilities should the town vote to leave the district. Superintendent David Murphy said the agreement is very similar to the one the district and ...


Three charged with dealing heroin in Rumford-Bethel area

RUMFORD — Three men accused of distributing an estimated 500 doses of heroin each month were arrested after raids by Maine Drug Enforcement agents and local police on homes in Rumford and Bethel this week. According to a statement released Tuesday by MDEA Commander Scott Pelletier, a...


Recycling continues in Farmington

FARMINGTON — It is business as usual at the town's Bulky Waste/Recycling Facility on Dump Road, off Farmington Falls Road, also known as routes 2 and 27. However, some people are still asking Town Office staff if the town still collects recyclables, Town Manager Richard Davis sa...


Western Mountains Senior College to host new lunchtime discussion series

BETHEL — The Western Mountains Senior College will kick off a new lunchtime discussion series from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. April 17 at Austin's Holidae House Bed and Breakfast, college President Nancy Davis said Wednesday afternoon. The Brown Bag Series will present selected topics, the f...


Jay Fire Department Wins 24th Annual Firefighters’ Giant Slalom Race at Sunday River

NEWRY — Jay 1, one of two teams from the Jay Fire Department, won Sunday's 24th Annual Firefighters' Race at Sunday River Resort. Jay 1 beat out the team from Wolfeboro, N.H, by just 0.71 seconds. Ten teams from around New England competed in the event, which helped raise money for M...


Spring fling in Greenwood

Owen White of Falmouth skis through the bumps on Rocky's Run at the Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood on Saturday. Spring finally sprung Saturday as temperatures climbed to 60 degrees in parts of Oxford County.


Bethel to host UMF professor's program on long-term climate change in Maine

BETHEL — A University of Maine at Farmington professor will speak about long-term climate variability and its effect on Maine ecosystems at next month's 2014 Changing Nature Series. The presentation by George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change, will b...


Bethel-area Androscoggin River conservation corporation dissolves

BETHEL — A nonprofit corporation formed in 2008 to conserve, protect, restore and promote the Upper Androscoggin River's fishing resources, its tributaries and environs, recently dissolved. The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance transferred its assets and administration to The Mollyockett ...


Gould academy student takes first at science fair

BANGOR — Nine years ago, Dimitri Maxim’s mother, Lefki Michael-Maxim, had a kidney transplant. Since the operation, she has had four biopsies to determine whether her body was rejecting the new kidney, she said. Each time, a piece of the organ was removed. Dimitri, 16, of Carli...

12:00am Bethel Citizen

For skinning skiers, it's all about the 'up'

Most skiers who hit the alpine slopes are there for the downhill thrill, not the uphill trip. But for the skiers who enjoy “skinning,” the climb up the trails is what matters the most. Skinning - climbing a ski slope with removable,synthetic material stuck to the bottom ... 1