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 Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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Police Log

Charges Lewiston • Manuel Rodrick, 40, of 73 School St., operating after suspension, 5:07 a.m., Tuesday on Main Street. Auburn • Tania Howell, 60, of 25 Drayton Ave.,...

Two injured in Lewiston collision

Lewiston police officer Todd MacWhinnie, background, looks into a vehicle that collided with another at Webster Street and Webber Avenue in Lewiston on Tuesday...

Patrick Dempsey to be on 'Good Morning America' Wednesday

LEWISTON — Patrick Dempsey, the actor, producer and race car driver whose namesake Dempsey Challenge is less than three days away, will appear on...

Winning artists to receive Passamaquoddy baskets

The dozen a dozen winners of the inaugural Maine Arts Awards will take home a handcrafted ash basket made by one of state’s most...

Employee purchases spark debate among Strong selectmen

STRONG — Selectmen on Tuesday evening had a heated debate on the potential liabilities of allowing employees to make personal purchases through town accounts...

RSU 9 committee identifies finance, contract issues

FARMINGTON — The chairman of the Regional School Unit 9 Personnel and Finance Committee told the board Tuesday night there is an estimated $230,000 in...

Seaman in deadly boat-sinking pleads guilty

A Maine fishing boat captain whose craft capsized in a storm after an evening of drinking and drug use pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges...

Paving will limit use of Bernard Lown Peace Bridge on Wednesday

Work on the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge, spanning the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn, continues in this photo taken Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday,...

Lewiston School Committee OKs money for homeless students

LEWISTON — Lewiston High School educational technician Megan Dumais' position helping homeless students was on the chopping block until Monday night. For the first time in...

Forest products group calls for new investment

Maine’s forest products industry needs to react quicker to changing markets and find investments for new products, a group studying the sector said in...

Polls: Ranked-choice voting likely to decide Maine 2nd District outcome

If recent polls are on target, ranked-choice voting will likely decide the outcome of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race. Several polls in the past two...

Street closed for UMF family weekend

FARMINGTON — South Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in support of the University of Maine at Farmington Friends...

RSU 10 receives mental health grant, votes to hired kindergarten teacher

RUMFORD — Regional School Unit 10 Superintendent Deb Alden told directors Monday night that the district is receiving federal money to deal with mental...

Rescuers head up to reach injured hiker in northern Franklin County

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — Rescuers were sent to help an injured 24-year-old woman on the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Two game wardens were assisting firefighters...

Judge appoints lawyers for Kingfield woman, Rumford man in drunken-driving cases

FARMINGTON — A District Court judge Tuesday appointed attorneys to represent a Kingfield woman and a Rumford man in separate fatal drunken-driving cases. Judge Nancy...

Deadheading marigolds in Farmington

Marion Hutchinson of Wilton, a member of the Mt. Blue Area Garden Club, deadheads marigolds Tuesday at the World War I Memorial Arch at...

Rumford police dog could be on duty this year

Rumford officer Brad Gallant and his canine partner, Niko, pose with their new cruiser. The two are in training to become a team in...

Death of man in Oxford Casino hotel ruled suicide

OXFORD — Police ruled the death of a 20-year-old Bethel man found in a hotel room at the Oxford Casino on Sunday a suicide,...

Lewiston man sentenced to 60 days in prison for criminal conspiracy

PARIS — A Lewiston man was sentenced Tuesday morning at Oxford County Superior Court to five years in prison for criminal conspiracy to commit...

Donald Trump says second Kavanaugh accuser ‘has nothing’ and she admits she was drunk

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the second woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, dismissing her account...