Bethel

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Crescent Park School Buckfield: Holiday-Light Decorating Committee, 6 p.m., Municipal Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Farmington: RSU 9 Board of...

Newry selectmen discuss plowing of town roads

NEWRY — Newry selectmen Tuesday discussed the condition of town roads after the latest snowstorm. Selectmen Jim Largess said the town has received complaints about...

This week's agenda

Monday Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Farmington: Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., county building Farmington: RSU 9 Educational Policy Committee, 6...

Jackman joins resistance against CMP power line project

JACKMAN — This Somerset County town has joined a number of towns and organizations throughout the state in opposing Central Maine Power Co.’s proposed...

Snowstorm brings joy to Sunday River trails

Sean Oddy of Old Orchard Beach rides the Aurora chairlift early Tuesday at Sunday River Ski Resort so he can enjoy unspoiled ski runs....

Drivers take a break from the cold in Bethel

Mike Fleet, left, Dennis Wilson, Bill Vieweg, Mike Jodrey, Kenneth Cole and Doug Wilson gather for a break Tuesday morning from their winter driving...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Spruce...

SAD 44 hires new athletic trainer

BETHEL — Superintendent Dave Murphy announced Monday night that Abbie Richardson is School Administrative District 44's new athletic trainer. She will begin Dec. 3. “From a...

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 Farmington: RSU 9 Operations Committee, 6 p.m., Chef's Table,...

This week's agenda

Monday Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Board of Assessors and Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town...

Bethel board sets town vote on treatment plant loan

BETHEL — Selectmen voted 4-1 Monday to hold a special town meeting Dec. 10 to vote on a $1.2 million loan for wastewater treatment...

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 Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building Farmington: Franklin...

When and where to vote on Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places in some cities and towns open as early as 6 a.m. All polling places will close...

Newry selectmen learn more about food waste program

NEWRY — Newry selectmen heard Tuesday from Dean Richmond of Mason Township about his food waste program. Richmond attended a selectmen's meeting last year, when...

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 Waterford: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m.,...

Sun Journal wins 16 first-place awards

NEWRY — The Maine Sunday Telegram was named Maine's Sunday newspaper of the year and the Bangor Daily News was named the state's daily...

Bethel selectmen endorse SAD 44 cost-sharing formula

BETHEL — Selectmen on Monday unanimously endorsed a proposed School Administrative District 44 cost-sharing formula that district residents will vote on Nov. 6. "I move that...

SAD 44 School Board ponders future of athletic programs

BETHEL — At Monday’s SAD 44 School Board meeting, items discussed included the future of Telstar Middle and High School sports programs. Telstar has...

This week's agenda

Monday Buckfield: Board of Assessors, 6 p.m., Municipal Center Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town office Jay: Board of Assessors, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town...
Browse more ...


Police log

Charges Lewiston • Cory Lagner, 31, of 11 Fairmount St., refusing to stop for law enforcement, driving to endanger, failure to submit to arrest, operating under the...

LHS Christmas concert

Erin Morrison, left, warms up the Lewiston High School Choir before their Christmas concert at The Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston...

Maine's high court upholds huge fine against Portland landlord

Maine’s top court has upheld a decision to fine a Portland landlord more than a half-million dollars for life safety and building code violations. The...

New Edward Little High School building project takes shape

AUBURN — The concept design for a new Edward Little High School is beginning to take shape. At a meeting at Auburn Hall on Tuesday...

Auburn woman pleads guilty to heroin trafficking conspiracy

PORTLAND — An Auburn woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute heroin. U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank said Sierrha Frisbie, 26,...

Lewiston council supports more comprehensive housing safety effort

LEWISTON — Members of the city's rental registration committee were urged Tuesday to include more tenant voices in the process as it attempts to...

RSU 9 director questions accuracy of minutes

FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 Director Craig Stickney of Chesterville challenged the board Tuesday regarding the accuracy of the Nov. 13 meeting minutes on...

Driver charged with OUI after Auburn crash

AUBURN — Police said an Auburn man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Monday night after his car struck a fence at an Academy...

Food for those in need

Jenn Howe, center, and Jim Berry help Diane Roberts, far left, choose items at the Bread of Life Food Pantry at Vineyard Church of...

Early winter draining Rumford road salt budget

RUMFORD — The early winter weather is taking a toll on the road salt budget, Superintendent Michael Mills told selectmen last week. At Thursday's board meeting,...

Farmington continues with Front Street contractor despite concerns

FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday authorized a Fairfield contractor to proceed with the second phase of a reconstruction project on Front...

Teachers concerned about moving RSU 10 elementary students

MEXICO — A large group of educators told Regional School Unit 10 directors Monday night they're concerned about a proposal to have all district...

Maine's high court upholds murder conviction

The state’s highest court has upheld the murder conviction of Robert Burton, the man who shot his girlfriend to death in June 2015 in...

Historic photo of CMMC rescued from Buckfield waste station

LEWISTON — A piece of  Lewiston's history was almost lost to a Buckfield dump. Byron Bassett, a Sumner artist, frequents the Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station's Swap...

Jay updates policy on smoking, pot in rec areas

JAY — Selectpersons on Monday adopted an updated Recreational Area Use Agreement that covers more than just a prohibition on smoking and tobacco products. It also...

Writing to Santa

Adalyn Provencher, 6, of Rumford writes a letter to Santa Claus during the 10th annual Festival of Trees in Rumford Falls Auditorium on Saturday....

USM tightens control of pop-up courses after Collins protest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university is instituting stricter controls over pop-up courses following a course that proposed giving students credit for protesting...

Recount continues in Maine’s 2nd District race

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The recount of Maine's 2nd Congressional District race is moving along. Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap's spokeswoman said election officials...

Couple woken by smoke alarms escape burning house in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A couple and their pets escaped their burning home at 81 Toothaker Pond Road before dawn Tuesday, losing it and all their belongings...

Trump threatens government shutdown in meeting with Pelosi and Schumer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress...