Bethel

This week's agenda

Monday Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 7...

Greenwood sets Aug. 6 for wind vote

Greenwood selectmen have set Aug. 6 for a special town meeting to decide on proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of the...

Bethel names Holt interim town manager

Bethel selectmen Monday hired former Norway Town Manager David Holt to serve as interim town manager, beginning July 30, for no more than 180...

Telstar High School celebrating 50th anniversary

BETHEL — A class of 91 high school seniors walked through the doors of a new school for the first time on Sept. 19,...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Jay: North Jay Water District, 6 p.m., Town Office Jay: Jay Village...

Bethel society replacing Moses Mason building

BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society has begun construction of a replica of an office and library that for 36 years belonged to Dr....

Greenwood to schedule meeting on commercial wind farms

GREENWOOD — Selectmen are expected to schedule a special town meeting to decide on proposed amendments to the town ordinance governing commercial wind farms. The...

This week's agenda

Monday Dixfield: Public hearing on proposed water rate increase, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Livermore: Selectmen,...

Sunday River official partners in culinary program

BETHEL — Sunday River Ski Resort and the Maine Department of Labor have joined to form a culinary apprenticeship program. The program will allow 10...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Livermore Falls: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Farmington: Franklin County...

Rural enterprises flourishing across Maine

WHITEFIELD — When Robin Chase opened her bakery earlier this year at the farm she and her husband own, it was a project nearly...

Regional agenda

Monday Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library. Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office. Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office. Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office. Peru: Selectmen, 6...

Mark Kenney to be principal of Telstar high and middle schools

BETHEL — Mark Kenney, principal for the past three years at Telstar Middle School, will add the principalship of Telstar High School to his...

District Attorney Robinson seeks re-election

Having secured the Democratic nomination, District Attorney Andrew S. Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election in Maine Prosecutorial District 3, which includes Androscoggin,...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Jay: Solid Waste Committee, 6 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Public hearing on...

After 34 years, trekker still gets butterflies

NEWRY — Scott Cowger of Hallowell participated in the first Trek Across Maine bike ride in 1984 because he wanted to get into better...

Carey wins GOP primary

LEWISTON — Seth Carey has emerged the winner of Tuesday’s GOP primary for the office of district attorney for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties,...

Telstar freshmen assist in Androscoggin Watershed study

BETHEL — Students of the Telstar Freshman Academy at Telstar High School are learning about water, including its connection to them and its importance...

Franklin and Oxford county polling places

Andover: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall Avon: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room Bethel: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Crescent Park School Bridgton: 8...

This week's agenda

Monday Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Sumner: Fire Department Auxiliary,...
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L-A This Week

MONDAY LEWISTON — Finance Committee, 5:30 p.m. in the administrator's conference room at City Hall.  LEWISTON — Planning Board, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber...

Even wet, Open Farm Day a hit

Ahmed Abuker, of Lewiston, weeds the garden at Fresh Start Farm in Lisbon Sunday morning where he has worked for the past 3 years....

Police log

Auburn • Timothy Giggey, 39, of 17 Gage Lane, on warrants, 9:42 a.m. Sunday, at that address. Lewiston • Bengi Saban, 24, of 403 Oak St., violating...

Working: Starting a sober living house in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Jesse Harvey did not stay sober and commit to recovery until the fifth time he had been involuntarily committed. He had wound up...

Niko: Newest member of Rumford police force

Rumford police Officer Brad Gallant with his future, crime-fighting partner, Niko.Rumford police Officer Brad Gallant and his K-9 partner, Niko, will soon begin a...

Hundreds hit road for Emily's Run

Sarah Greaney of Lewiston carries the American flag Sunday morning as she heads into the home stretch of Emily's Run, which began and ended...

What we know about what Trump and Putin agreed to

For two hours on Monday, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in private, with only interpreters there to hear their conversation....

Police log

Auburn • Natalie Buchanan, 30, of 88 Danbury Drive, operating under the influence, 9:52 p.m. Friday on Danbury Road. • Matthew Johnson, 31, of 45 Round...

Telstar school spirit at Molly Ockett Day

A float turns a corner near the town common as a float by Savage Auto passes behind it in the Molly Ockett Day parade...

Muddy fun at Kingfield festival

Teams, including the Carrabassett Valley Mud Rats, play mud football at the annual Kingfield Festival Days on West Kingfield Road in Kingfield on Saturday....

Garage, cars destroyed in Harrison fire

Travis Cummings looks out at what was once a three-bay garage where he works on friends' vehicles. He was restoring an '88 Oldsmobile where...

Classic cars displayed at Paris Hill Founders Day

Joe Simeone, background, came from Massachusetts on Saturday morning to check out the cars on display at the 40th annual Founders Day & Classic...

Freeman man dies in motorcycle crash

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — A local man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Scott...

Court dismisses Brunswick land-use lawsuit

BRUNSWICK — Maine's highest court ordered dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed the Town Council violated its charter by not holding a public hearing...

Strong board grapples with sex-offender housing limits

STRONG — Selectmen are facing a request from townspeople to prohibit registered sex offenders from living in specific areas of town. The request was made...

Farmington farm gets boost from supporters

FARMINGTON — People are driving from as far away as Portland, Bangor, Lewiston and Monmouth and emptying the coolers at Sandy River Farms. Sales at...

The last time Maine's 2nd District ousted a congressman? 1916

One clear lesson from Maine’s political history is that it’s awfully hard to knock a 2nd District congressman out of office. Nobody’s done it, after...

Mexico officials shopping for sidewalk plow

Mexico looking to purchase sidewalk plowMEXICO — Selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jack Gaudet and Highway Foreman John Blais to go to Ottawa, Ontario, to...

Lewiston doctor arrested on domestic assault charge

AUBURN — Lewiston urologist Joel S. Olstein, 72, was arrested at his Auburn home Thursday night and charged with domestic assault. At about 8 p.m., police...

Police log

Auburn * Jonas Denzel Ryerson, 21, of 81 Howard St., Lewiston, on a warrant, 2:16 p.m. Thursday at 484 Center St. Androscoggin County * Aaron Waite, 27,...