Bethel

Maine State Triathlon no longer in Bethel

BETHEL — The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce will no longer host the Maine State Triathlon "due to declining participation in the event and...

SAD 44 school board rejects third vote on funding formula

BETHEL — School Administrative District 44 directors Monday voted 5-8 against re-establishing the process that would lead to a third districtwide vote to change...

Nomination papers for SAD 44 available

BETHEL — Nomination papers for School Administrative District 44 at-large candidates are available at the central office or any town office in the district. Vacancies...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Office 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,...

Dozens compete in fat bike races in Bethel

Competitors start the long race as several dozen fat bike enthusiasts participated Saturday in a race dubbed "Snowmaggedon" held on the Bethel Village Trails....

Community came together to get Troy Murphy from Bethel to the Olympics

BETHEL — On a September evening in 2010, Matt Murphy sat down with Woody Hughes at the bar in the Mill Hill Inn. Hughes...

Newry voters to consider meeting change, church aquisition

NEWRY — Selectmen plan to ask voters at the March 6 annual town meeting if they want to change annual meetings to May or...

Telstar grading system 'transforming'

BETHEL — Students at Telstar Middle and High schools are being graded this year not only on the quality and accuracy of their work...

Chef Morris aims to please palates at new Bethel restaurant

BETHEL — Anthony Morris is no stranger to fine food. He's worked for Wolfgang Puck Catering and Restaurant Associates, which is often hired to...

Sunday River offers free season pass to Super Bowl ‘Selfie Kid’

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager who took a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show has become a social media sensation. Thirteen-year-old Ryan...

This week's agenda

Monday Jay: Budget meeting, 6 p.m., Spruce Mountain Middle School Paris: Oxford County Commission, 3 p.m., county building Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m.,...

Sunday River golf course appeals tax case to state

NEWRY — Newry Holdings has appealed to the State Board of Property Tax Review over being denied tax abatements by the town, according to...

Telstar freshmen show 'clever" creations

BRYANT POND — The freshmen of Telstar Regional High School have big ideas for how to make the world a better place. On Friday at...

Bethel selectmen cancel today's special meeting; sewer problem being fixed

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen canceled Wednesday's special meeting to deal with a problem with the sewer line. The sewer drain line from the...

Bethel selectmen meeting on sewage problem

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting Wednesday to deal with a sewer line draining from the Bethel Post Office...

This week's agenda

Monday Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Wednesday Bethel: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Town Office Buckfield: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Municipal Center, followed by a workshop Thursday Canton: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m.,...

Greenwood board to hear about wind power project

GREENWOOD — Representatives of the Calpine Wind Corp. are scheduled to make a presentation to selectmen Tuesday, Feb. 6. It will begin at 5:30 p.m....

Mogul skier Troy Murphy of Bethel named to U.S. Olympic team

Troy Murphy got the call Monday night – he’s going to the Winter Olympics. Murphy, a 25-year-old native of Bethel, will be part of the...

This week's agenda

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

Casual race atmosphere during Vertical Challenge in Greenwood

GREENWOOD – There was fun, laughter and a skiing dinosaur at the Vertical Challenge at Mt. Abram ski resort on Sunday, a casual race...

Franklin County arrest log

• James Mackin, 29, Temple, domestic violence terrorizing, Feb. 16, $350 cash bail, Franklin County Sheriff's Office. • Donald O. Searway III, 33, Jay, operating...

Bates College tops the nation in Fulbright Student awards for liberal arts students

LEWISTON — With 23 Fulbright Student award recipients this year, Bates College has produced more than any other liberal arts college. And despite Bates' relative...

White House supports better background checks for gun buyers

President Donald Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high...

Donald Trump wants to cut heating oil assistance to the poor

PORTLAND (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the...

Scarborough in uproar following high school principal's 'forced' resignation

Scarborough High School Principal David Creech submitted his resignation suddenly and without giving a public reason on Friday amid an intensifying community dispute over...

Donald Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing...

As DACA deadline looms, dozens of Maine residents face uncertainty

The calls have been coming in at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland since September, but the answers are the same. Nearly six months...

Survivors of Parkland school shooting vow to lead new gun control movement

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement...

Walton Mill Dam meeting, February 21 in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Town officials and the Atlantic Salmon Federation will hold a fourth public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21, on the future of the Walton's Mill...

L-A This Week

MONDAY, Feb. 19 LEWISTON-AUBURN — Presidents Day, government, libraries, schools closed. Schools closed this week for vacation. TUESDAY, Feb. 20 LEWISTON — City Council meeting, 7 p.m. Council...

Norway officer, police dog safe after crash

NORWAY — Officer John Lewis and his police dog Bolo were not hurt when a deer ran in front of the cruiser in Woodstock this...

Kudos: Foster grandparent a 'nurturing figure'

Foster grandparent Roberta Greenlaw volunteers at the Walton School in Auburn and helps Trent Hartford with his school work Thursday morning. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)AUBURN...

Police log

Auburn • Dennis Adam, 41, of 3 Manning Place, Lewiston, operating under the influence, 3:19 a.m. Sunday at 138 Center St. Lewiston • Seth Matthews, 29, transient,...

BB's Events and Rentals has new showroom

LIVERMORE FALLS — BB's Events & Rentals is planning an open house at is new showroom at 31 Park St. this month, owner Brenda...

Forster Mill demo begins Tuesday in Wilton

WILTON – The Forster Mill demolition in Wilton is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Town Manager Rhonda Irish said more than 400 windows...

Dog days of Winterpaloozah

RANGELEY — Most of the dogs — emphasis on "most" — were enthusiastic Sunday morning about the Winterpaloozah keg pull. As they warmed up for their...

Showing care the old-fashioned way

A team of horses pulls happy customers Sunday during the 25th Anniversary of World's Greatest Sleigh Ride in Lisbon Falls. The old-fashioned sleigh rides...

Hermon man and son die in snowmobile crash

HERMON — A Maine man and his son have died in a snowmobile crash in Hermon. It's the third snowmobile fatality this weekend in Maine. The...

Trump criticizes FBI for failure to probe tip on Florida shooter, says ‘too much...

President Donald Trump late Saturday night criticized the FBI for failing to act on a tip that might have prevented the recent massacre at...

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep...

Wrong comics in today's paper

The comics in today's edition were intended for the Feb. 25 edition. The comics for Feb. 18 will appear in next week's Sun Journal....

Smartphones and kids … a good mix?

With more teens feeling hopeless and suicidal, Maine schools, kids and parents struggle to deal with a technology that's changed a generation. As principal of...

Tom Platz hopes to redevelop Bates Mill 5, one half at a time

LEWISTON — When prospective tenants tour the Bates Mill Complex — and at least three companies have in the last month — Tom Platz...

Face Time: Beckie Bowering to donate kidney

WILTON — Beckie Bowering likes helping people, so much so she is willing to donate a kidney to help someone who needs one. When Bowering,...

Sworn affidavit: UMaine exec gave inside info to bidder

A Cape Elizabeth businessman’s statement and a new recording point to Jake Ward’s involvement in a lucrative energy contract. A top University of Maine official...

Quick-moving snowstorm could leave up to 7 inches in Maine

Some coastal towns and cities could wake up to half a foot of snow on Sunday after a quick-moving storm grazes parts of Maine...

'Good ice, good conditions' for Wilton fishing derby

WILTON — More than 300 people participated in the 4th annual Michael A. Rowe Memorial Fishing Derby on Saturday, with some hauling in big togue. The...

Police log

Lewiston • Heather Storer, 42, transient, disorderly conduct, 1:23 a.m. Saturday at 196 Bates St. • Walter Bressette, 33, of 140 Blake St., aggravated assault, 4:34...

LRTC’s Green Ladle wins invitational

LEWISTON — The culinary team from The Green Ladle restaurant at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center took first place at the 2018 Maine ProStart...

Hannah Comfort named Maine's Distinguished Young Woman

Hannah Comfort of Winslow reacts after being named 2018's Distinguished Young Woman of Maine during Saturday's competition at Community Little Theatre in Auburn. (Russ...