Bethel

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,...

Telstar graduates urged to 'get lost'

BETHEL — Graduating seniors at Telstar High School on Friday evening were urged by top scholar Gaelan Boyle-Wight to “get lost.” “There’s usually a negative...

Carey announces run for district attorney

AUBURN — Seth Thomas Carey is a Republican candidate for district attorney in District III, for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. His family has lived...

Town officials help register Telstar students

Town officials from Bethel, Greenwood and Woodstock recently visited Telstar High School in Bethel to help students who are at least 18 years old...

Getting board in Bethel

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 Casco: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Special selectmen...

DeCato vies for county treasurer

BETHEL — Christopher DeCato of Bethel has announced his candidacy for Oxford County treasurer. A graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris and...

This week's agenda

Tuesday Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town office Sumner: Scholarship Committee, 6 p.m., Town Office Wednesday Buckfield: Buckfield Village Corp., 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Dixfield: Annual town meeting, 6 p.m.,...

Memorial Day events

The following Memorial Day observations are scheduled for the weekend: Saturday LEWISTON: Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Kennedy Park, move to Auburn...

Gould students make bags for backpack program

BETHEL — Students from Gould Academy have made 30 reusable bags that are being donated to the backpack food program at Crescent Park Elementary...

SAD 44 budget adds two pre-K classes

BETHEL — Crescent Park Elementary School will add two pre-kindergarten classrooms for the 2018-19 school year if the proposed budget is approved by voters...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Paris: Oxford County Commission, 2 p.m., county building Peru: Selectmen,...

Telstar sophomores return from Virginia

The sophomore class at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel visits Jamestown Colony in Jamestown, Virginia, late last week. They also toured the College...

Oxford County administrator placed on paid leave

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said Monday he has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending a termination hearing. He said the leave...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Peru:...
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New Gloucester bids farewell to rec director

NEW GLOUCESTER — Harvey Price, the town’s part-time recreation director, thanked selectmen, town employees and volunteers for their support during his seven years of...

Mechanic Falls sets special meeting

MECHANIC FALLS — Town Manager Koriene Low has announced that Mechanic Falls will hold a special town vote Thursday, June 28, for five warrant...

Turner selectmen to hold special town meeting

TURNER — The board of selectmen announced Monday the town will vote on acquiring the Turner Natural History Club and Museum at a special...

Auburn council passes $87.6M budget

AUBURN — The City Council voted 6-1 to approve next year's $87.6 million budget during a final reading Monday.  Councilors also voted 6-1 to pass...

Auburn passes moratorium on medical marijuana caregiver storefronts

AUBURN — The City Council unanimously passed a moratorium Monday that blocks any new medical marijuana caregiver "storefront" operation or marijuana social club from...

Coach Hall steps away from the classroom after 44 years, but he'll stay on...

Lisbon High School teacher Dean Hall at this desk recently after starting to pack up his classroom. He is retiring Wednesday after 44 years...

Washburn: Getting ready for summer with book giveaway

Janiellys Maldonado, left, shows her friends Layla Poirier and Danika Rawls her new books Monday morning after selecting them at Washburn Elementary School's third...

Kingfield selectmen discuss burial policy

KINGFIELD — Selectmen must decide whether to approve a new policy for burials in the town-owned cemeteries of Sunnyside, Riverside and Durrell.At a meeting...

School construction getting closer in SAD 17

PARIS — Superintendent Rick Colpitts told the School Administrative District 17 board of directors Monday night that Oxford Hills Middle School and Agnes Gray Elementary...

Wilton approves amendment allowing marijuana businesses

WILTON — Residents voted at Monday night's annual town meeting to amend the town's zoning ordinance to allow marijuana-related businesses and establishments within the...

Police log

Auburn • Samuel Warner, 47, transient, on a warrant, 9:36 p.m. Sunday at 116 Hampshire St. Lewiston • Darreyl Thomas, 40, of 501 Northeast 114 St., Oklahoma...

Massachusetts man sentenced to four years for burning bulldozer in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for starting a fire that destroyed a bulldozer in November 2017 while...

Norway voters approve $4.97 million budget

Norway Fire Chief Dennis Yates, left, recognizes Robert Labrooke, Everett Hussey, Steve Kimball, Christine Yates and Russell Newcomb for their 164 combined years of...

Fire destroys Dixfield home

DIXFIELD — Fire destroyed a one-family house Saturday at 821 Canton Point Road, Fire Chief Scott Dennett said Monday. Homeowner Carolyn Brann and her son...

State police looking for help to solve burglary at Strong store

STRONG — Maine State Police are investigating a burglary at the White Elephant Country Store on Main Street that occurred during overnight hours June...

Patients angry over St. Mary's ending of weight loss program

LEWISTON — Over the years, Ethel Bowden had tried everything she could think of to lose weight. Weight Watchers. Exercise programs. Semi-fasting. More exercise.  Bowden could...

Cruising Auburn in style

Dana Elie of Lewiston takes a ride Monday morning in his 1933 Ford three-window coupe replica in Auburn. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

Peru dedicates new fire station to veterans, public servants

Peru dedicated its new fire station last weekend to past, present and future veterans and public service personnel. The new station at 131 Greenwoods...

New fundraiser to support A-T Children's Project being planned

LIVERMORE — A new fundraiser is being planned this summer to support the A-T Children's Project. A barbecue, live auction and barn dance are planned...

RSU 9 hires new special education director, approves contract with support staff

FARMINGTON — The Regional School Unit 9 board voted unanimously last Wednesday to hire John Jones of Falmouth as special education director, according to...