Bethel

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library; public hearing on application for special amusement permit for American...

Mary Dempsey new leader of Norway cancer center

Mary Dempsey is the new executive director of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine in Norway. She previously worked for the Dempsey Center,...

Puddle season in Newry

Mac Field, who turns 2 next week, plays in his favorite puddle at his home in Newry on Thursday. (Candace Hall photo)

Colleges team up with Sunday River on new culinary program

AUBURN — Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College are teaming up with Sunday River Resort in Newry on a new culinary...

Bethel woman touts yoga's benefits

BETHEL — Sara Johnson enrolled in her first yoga class while in college, and it was love at first pose. “The connection it gave me...

Bethel board to decide on level of police coverage

BETHEL — Selectmen must decide whether to recommend paying for three or four Oxford County Sheriff's deputies to patrol the town in the coming fiscal...

Bethel Budget Committee proposes higher budget

BETHEL — The Budget Committee has increased Town Manager Christine Landes' recommended 2018-19 municipal budget by $50,000. If approved by voters in June, the $4.21...

Hands-on program at Telstar improves test scores, attendance

BETHEL — Test scores and attendance rates have improved since the creation of the Telstar Freshmen Academy program, Telstar High School Dean of Students...

Telstar freshmen tour Washington, D.C.

From left, Brooklyn Kimball, Davin Mason, Darrin LeClair, Madisyn Buck and Madeline Hallett sit in front of the Capitol during their trip to Washington,...

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:...

Annual war tax day events planned in state

The Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center has begun its annual war tax day actions around the state. The first two were held at...

Newry withdrawal impasse likely to continue

NEWRY — Disagreement between members of the Maine House and Senate has effectively killed a bill that could have helped Newry withdraw from School...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Farmington: RSU 9 Budget Committee, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Blue Campus Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town...

SAD 44 gears up for third vote on cost-sharing formula

BETHEL — The School Administrative District 44 board voted Tuesday night to accept a citizen petition calling for a committee to study the cost-sharing...

Andover selectman recount reverses outcome

ANDOVER — A recount of ballots in March 20 election for selectman reversed the original announced outcome, Town Clerk Melinda Averill said. Brian Mills defeated...

Firefighters compete for Master of the Hose on the Sunday River slopes

NEWRY (AP) — Firefighters are showing off their skiing skills on the ski mountain. Sunday River's annual firefighters' race on Sunday featured teams of firefighters...

Backpack program provides student meals on weekends

BETHEL — A new backpack program at Crescent Park Elementary School provides students with food on the weekends. Principal Elaine Ferland said she hopes...

Telstar senior receives Principal's Award

Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Newry, a senior at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel, is the recipient of the 2018 Principal's Award, sponsored by the Maine...

Face Time: Bethel's John Walker offers a younger voice on education

John Walker graduated from Telstar Regional High School in 2016. During his time as a student there, he took in everything, including things he...

Fly-fishing good for your health

BETHEL — The theme was Women in Fly Fishing at the seventh annual Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo on Saturday at the Gould Academy...


Lewiston School Committee tables regional service center

LEWISTON — The School Committee on Monday tabled discussion about joining a regional service center with Auburn, Turner and Poland because a representative from...

Minot hires new Town Administrator

MINOT — The Board of Selectmen announced Monday that they have hired a local resident as town administrator. Danielle Loring, region coordinator of Suburban Propane in...

Auburn council debates Fire Department overtime conundrum

AUBURN — A working group formed to study the perennial issue of Fire Department overtime costs told the City Council that costs are driven...

Auburn anniversary committee wants new members

AUBURN — City officials are urging residents to get involved in planning the city's 150th anniversary celebration next year.  Since taking office, Auburn Mayor Jason...

After-school program 'surviving,' but without materials or supplies

MEXICO — The after-school program in Regional School Unit 10 faces significant financial challenges, but is "surviving." At the RSU 10 meeting Monday, Program Director for...

Police log

Auburn • Brandon Rioux, 28, of 337 Auburn Pownal Road, Durham, on a warrant for theft, 9:40 p.m. Sunday on Pownal Road. • Joshua Colson, 34,...

Woodstock 4-H camp prepares for season

Sasha Lennon nails plastic on the end of a greenhouse in the middle of Alice's Acres, a plot of land at the University of...

Norway selectman running unopposed for seventh term

NORWAY — Selectman Russell Newcomb is seeking his seventh three-year term, Town Clerk Shirley Boyce said. Newcomb was the only person who filed nomination papers...

Livermore Falls recreation funding questioned

LIVERMORE FALLS — At a public hearing Monday on Livermore Falls' proposed $2.5 million budget for 2018, resident Ron Chadwick asked about funding for...

Oxford County faces loss of money for unorganized territories

PARIS — The Maine House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a bill that would remove $100,000 from Oxford County’s unorganized territory budget...

Oxford County arrest log

• Adam J. Robin, 37, of Rumford, unlawful sexual contact, unlawful sexual touching, 12:59 p.m. April 13 in Rumford, Rumford Police Department. • Chester Lewis...

Lewiston bakery raising money for Livermore Fire Department cameras

LIVERMORE — The Italian Bakery in Lewiston is holding a fundraiser to buy thermal-imaging cameras for the Livermore Fire Department. Ben Guild, department training officer...

A great day for playing outdoors in Farmington

Ian House, 2, of Farmington fills his toy pickup truck with dirt Monday afternoon at Meetinghouse Park in Farmington. Ian came to the park...

Livermore Falls man revived twice after Manchester car crash

AUGUSTA — A Livermore Falls man was administered overdose-reversal medications twice after crashing his car on Prescott Road in Manchester on Saturday morning, authorities...

Whitefield teenager charged in Wilton store burglary

WILTON — A 15-year-old Whitefield boy was charged with breaking into Shelly's Hometown Market on Main Street and stealing $500 worth of goods Sunday,...

Wounded veteran who received penis transplant is doing well

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors...

Wildfire spreading like, well . . . 59 and counting so far in 2018,...

The Sabattus Fire Department helped extinguish grass fires Saturday and Sunday in Greene. On Monday, Sabattus firefighters turned their attention closer to home, dousing...

Litchfield woman’s son is one of the suspects in her murder

AUGUSTA — A Litchfield woman’s 15-year-old son is among a trio of teenagers charged with murdering her over the weekend, according to documents filed...

Rusty gun found near Lewiston High School on Monday

LEWISTON — Lewiston High School Principal Jake Langlais issued a statement to parents Monday afternoon that police took possession of a firearm that appears...

Police capture suspect in Waffle House killing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four...