Bethel

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...

SAD 44 cost sharing change proposal outlined at hearing

BETHEL — Some officials and residents of School Administrative District 44 hope a proposed cost-sharing formula that is more favorable to Newry will encourage...

Just a Minute: Alert system passes test; citizens fail to be impressed

At 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission conducted a test of the nationwide Emergency Alert System and...

Crockett announces run for Register of Deeds

BETHEL — Cherri Crockett of Bethel has announced her candidacy for Oxford County register of deeds. Born and raised in Oxford County, Crockett is from...

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...

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,...
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Garage burning in Mexico

MEXICO — Crews from several towns battled a garage fire late Thursday night on Backkingdom Road. Mexico firefighters were joined by crews from Rumford, Dixfield...

ELHS: What the people want

AUBURN — In the chilly gymnasium Thursday night at Edward Little High School, local residents voted on what they would most like to see...

Oxford board appoints residents to facilities committee

OXFORD — Ten residents have been appointed to a facilities committee that will study the condition, adequacy and future of municipal buildings, including the...

Island construction project wrapping up for winter

Rumford's Island construction project is wrapping up for the winter.RUMFORD — With the arrival of wintry weather, work on the downtown infrastructure project will wind...

Iowa Powerball winner donates $500K to Maine’s Travis Mills Foundation

AUGUSTA — A Maine-based organization that runs a retreat for wounded veterans is receiving half a million dollars from the winner of a recent...

Norway police dog finishing tracking, search training

NORWAY — Officer John Lewis of the Norway Police Department told the Board of Selectmen on Thursday night his police dog, Bolo, is close...

Paris board terminates town manager's contract

PARIS — Selectmen voted 4-1 on Thursday evening to terminate Town Manager Vic Hodgkins' contract, which was due to expire in September 2021, Selectmen...

Dixfield schools' food drive to benefit four towns

DIXFIELD — Students and staff members at T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School have gathered 763 nonperishable items for their food drive that began in...

Fourth person charged in opioid trafficking case

FARMINGTON — A Massachusetts man is the fourth person charged in an interstate fentanyl distribution operation that came to light after the arrest of...

Front Street reopens in Farmington

Front Street in Farmington reopened at the end of the day Wednesday following the replacement of a large culvert and new drainage system. The...

'Oh no, it's gonna snow'

Jim Leclerc, manager of Paris Farmers Union in Lewiston, moves pallets of wood pellets in preparation of Thursday night's snowstorm, making room for the...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Mainely awesome

Oprah Winfrey has fabulous taste, obviously — she's Oprah. So when her magazine came out with Oprah's Favorite Things 2018, we went ooh. Then ahh....

Water leak fixed in Farmington

An employee of E.L. Vining & Son of Farmington uncovers a leaking water main Thursday on Wilton Road in Farmington. Thomas Holt, superintendent of Farmington Water...

Correction

FARMINGTON — A story on Page B1 on Friday, Nov. 9  should have reported Bill Crandall saw a WCSH interview with Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap...

Auburn declares parking ban for Friday's snowstorm

Auburn has announced a parking ban during Friday's snowstorm. The parking restrictions began at midnight Thursday and end at 6 p.m. Friday. Auburn's Business District Zone...

Lewiston's Golden wins Maine Congressional District 2 race

AUGUSTA — Democrat Jared Golden learned Thursday — nine days after Election Day — that he won Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, after a...

Judge denies request to halt count in Maine congressional race; results to be announced...

UPDATE:  Lewiston’s Jared Golden wins Maine Congressional District 2 racehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6orOh_R5UAUGUSTA — A federal judge in Bangor said Thursday he won't stop the count in Maine's...

State police nab runaway pig on Interstate 95 in Palmyra

Maine State Police were called on Wednesday to assist with the capture of a large brown pig running loose along Interstate 95 in Palmyra. Cpl....

Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia

Rabid animals are, of course, no laughing matter. The rabies virus can infect the central nervous system, resulting in disease and death, according to...

Police log

Charges Auburn • Anthony McLean, 32, of 96 Second St., on a warrant charging a probation revocation, 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at the Androscoggin County Jail.