Bethel

53rd annual Gem and Mineral Show this weekend

BETHEL — The Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association of Maine will have more dealers at its 53rd annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show this weekend. It will be held at Telstar Regional High School on Route 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jul...

Bethel residents to vote on fluoride in drinking water

BETHEL — Selectmen on Monday unanimously voted to call a special town meeting for Sept. 8 to vote on whether to continue adding fluoride to the town drinking water. Fluoride is touted as a deterrent to tooth decay. Bethel has been adding it to the water since a town vote in 1970....

Jay, Livermore Falls to celebrate on eve of Independence Day

JAY — A parade and fireworks are planned for Thursday, July 3. The parade lineup is at 4 p.m. at Memco in Jay with the procession starting at 5 p.m. Participants will head down Main Street/Route 4 and end on Depot Street at Ware-Butler in Livermore Falls. The Parade Committee ...

New Hampshire man dies in Bethel crash

BETHEL — A New Hampshire man died Sunday afternoon when a car struck his motorcycle on Route 2 in Bethel. Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant said Timothy Daigle, 43, of New Boston, N.H., was driving west on Route 2 when a car driven by Steven Thomas, 52, of Califon, N.J., and Bethel...

Upton rejects fireworks ordinance

At last week's Town Meeting Upton voters defeated a proposal to restrict the use of consumer fireworks. Nancy Thew had gathered 20 signatures on a petition to request an ordinance that would have limited fireworks use to July 4 and New Year's Eve. While state law allows them year-ro...

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