Bethel

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 Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay:...

Civil War veterans from Greenwood honored with headstones

GREENWOOD — A yearlong, coordinated effort that reached from Maryland to Cape Elizabeth to Greenwood culminated last month when a father and son —...

Maine cities, towns using loans to spark business growth

LEWISTON — Black Bear Ladder opened 18 years ago on Pleasant Street, then a father-son operation that has grown to carry hundreds of ladders,...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Jay: Solid Waste Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen,...

Sen. Keim to hold office hours

DIXFIELD — State Sen. Lisa Keim, R-Dixfield, will hold office hours this month. Aug. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m.: Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Road. Aug. 22,...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen,...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Bethel: Recreation Board, 6 p.m., Town Office Buckfield: Buckfield/Sumner Solid...

This week's agenda

Monday Jay: Solid Waste Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Office Farmington: RSU 9 special board of directors meeting, 7 p.m., Mt. Blue Campus, Forum Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m.,...

Bethel getting a Dunkin' Donuts

Construction of the new Dunkin Donuts on Lincoln Street in Bethel. It's one of the first chain businesses to be built in the area....

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...
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Greene found man not guilty of sex abuse

AUBURN — An Androscoggin County Superior Court  jury acquitted a Greene man of 15 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday, apparently believing the testimony of...

Camp Connor staff commended for summer program

POLAND — Recreation Director Scott Segal told selectmen Tuesday night that that Camp Connor staff, and particularly Director Paige Brousseau, are to be commended...

Police log

Lewiston • Elizabeth Rose, 40, listed as transient, on a charge of disorderly conduct, 7:45 p.m. Monday at 26 Walnut St. • Matthew Snow, 41, of...

Dilapidated former tavern ordered torn town

SABATTUS — The former Cushman Tavern on the Sabattus-Lisbon town line was was declared a dangerous building and ordered demolished by Sabattus selectmen and Lisbon...

Lewiston residents want parking, not doughnuts

LEWISTON — The neighborhood likes Dunkin' Donuts, but it loves its parking more. During a City Council workshop Tuesday, it became clear that residents of...

What you need to know

Buckfield Board of Selectmen Sept. 18, 2018 Buckfield Municipal Center Bridge award What happened: Selectmen voted unanimously to accept the $423,000 bid from C.H. Stevenson Inc. for the...

Old library draws interest at Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — The original New Sharon library has drawn a steady stream of visitors this week at the Farmington Fair. Library trustees moved the building to...

Livermore Falls sells foreclosed properties for $100; recognize Transfer Station attendants

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to accept bids of $100 each for two town properties and to abate the back taxes and sewer...

Walking for health

Erin Bryant of Norway, left, and Julie Merrill of West Paris walk the halls and stairs at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris...

Wilton designates Drug-Free Safe Zones

WILTON — Selectpersons on Tuesday unanimously approved designating several locations as drug-free safe zones. Chief of Police Heidi Wilcox requested the designation and appropriate labeling...

Therapy dog with kidney disease comforting cancer patients

Gunner is giving back while he still can.  The black Labrador retriever had a busy morning Tuesday, when he met with students at Sherwood Heights...

Oxford County rescinds firing of deputy, allows him to resign

PARIS — Oxford County commissioners have voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Deputy Stephen Witham from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. The decision came...

Senior Citizens Day draws crowd to Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — Senior Citizens Day at Farmington Fair is a time to see old friends, check out the exhibits, eat fair food and see...

Bethel man killed in car crash in Paris

PARIS — A Bethel man was killed early Sunday morning on Route 26 after veering off the road and striking a utility pole. Detective Sgt....

Owner of Brunswick senior housing pleads not guilty of taking money from resident

The owner of a Brunswick senior housing complex has pleaded not guilty to charges that she committed financial crimes against one of her residents. Amy...

PUC rules that CMP and Emera prepared 'reasonably' for Oct. 29 storm

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has concluded that Central Maine Power and Emera Maine responded “reasonably” to an intense rain and wind storm last...

Florence floods parts of New Hampshire

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Florence has flooded parts of New Hampshire, forcing firefighters to rescue several people. In...

Susan Collins wants attorneys to be able to question Kavanaugh and his accuser at...

Sen. Susan Collins is asking the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee to allow an attorney for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett...

Pennsylvania man sentenced 90 days for accessing nude photos on woman's phone

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice sentenced a Pennsylvania man to 90 days in jail Tuesday for accessing a car buyer's deleted photo album...

No, the giant marijuana bricks washing up on Florida beaches are not for the...

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe "Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven." Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped...