Bethel

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 Paris: Oxford County Commission, 2 p.m., county building Peru: Selectmen,...

Telstar sophomores return from Virginia

The sophomore class at Telstar Regional High School in Bethel visits Jamestown Colony in Jamestown, Virginia, late last week. They also toured the College...

Oxford County administrator placed on paid leave

PARIS — Oxford County Administrator Scott Cole said Monday he has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending a termination hearing. He said the leave...

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 Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Peru:...

SAD 44 board delays vote on funding formula change

BETHEL — SAD 44 voters will wait until November to decide on a change to the formula for sharing school costs among the district’s...

Support for breast cancer victims

Selena Ojeda, 13, of Greenwood wears pink socks at the Bethel softball team's first game Sunday. She was showing support for family friend, Jennell...

Telstar sophomores head to Jamestown Colony for lessons

BETHEL — The Telstar Regional High School sophomore class will travel to Jamestown Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia, on Tuesday to learn about life in...

New SAD 44 cost-sharing formula proposed

BETHEL — A School Administrative District 44 committee has approved a third cost-sharing formula to perhaps entice Newry to stay in the district. The school...

Gallant expected to stop attending pot panel meetings

BETHEL — Board of Selectmen Chairman Don Bennett said this week he expects former Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant to stop attending meetings of...

'Super Stars' at Telstar Middle School

Telstar Middle School officials in Bethel have announced the Super Stars for April, from left: seventh-grader Kiersten Weymouth, eighth-grader Bailey Fraser and sixth-grader Stella...

This week's agenda

Monday Livermore: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Public hearing on automobile graveyard permit, 6 p.m., Municipal Center. Selectmen and Budget...

Face Time: Cheryl Lang — from preemie to education leader

Cheryl Lang came into this world too early, weighing only 2 pounds. She spent the first five months of her life in the hospital,...

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...
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Lewiston schools launch effort to add nonwhite teachers

Lewiston Middle School teacher Barbara Benjamin-McManus works with Tatiana Masikini in her English language learners class. Benjamin-McManus is one of two black teachers at...

Lewiston schools are hiring

LEWISTON — Want a job? Do you like children? The Lewiston School Department is hiring. It needs 22 teachers and 25 educational technicians, plus speech therapists...

L-A This Week

MONDAY, May 21 AUBURN — City Council workshop and meeting, 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Auburn Hall. The council will finish department budget...

Oxford County arrest log

• Ashley L. Esty, 29, of Norway, failure to pay fines, 10:52 a.m. May 16 in Paris, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Augustus O. Buck, 45,...

Community fills Empty Bowls fundraiser

LEWISTON — Trinity Jubilee Center held its 14th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Sunday at the first Universalist Church, hoping to fund as many meals...

Police log

Lewiston • Sarah Chizmar, 21, of 171 College St., criminal trespassing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at 45 Whipple St. • Anne Perrino, 43, of 77 Hill St.,...

Hospice House 5K

Brenda LaFevre of New York comforts Margaret Bubier of Sabattus as "Team Nannie" makes their way down Turner Street during the 10th Annual Hospice...

Norway board OKs Little Free Library

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Norway Public Library to have a lending library behind the Town Office...

People You Know: He's got to skate, skate, skate

LEWISTON — John L. Marquis grew up in Lewiston, one of nine children, second youngest, with a single pair of old steel roller skates...

Saluting those who served

Wendy Scherrer of Lewiston and her son, Jacob, 7, place American flags on veterans' graves Sunday at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. Volunteers placed...

Man dies in Norway fire

NORWAY — A 68-year-old Norway man died in a house fire Sunday morning, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reported. Stephen McAllister was found deceased in...

Motorcycle crash kills Litchfield man

LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield man died Sunday morning after the motorcycle he was riding struck a utility pole on Oak Hill Road. Derek Parker, 35,...

The Boston restaurant where robots have replaced the chefs

The debate about whether cooking is more art or science is a never-ending one. But at Spyce, the latest culinary experiment in automation, that debate...

The story behind the Kent State graduate and her rifle

If Kaitlin Bennett had been allowed to carry a gun at Kent State University as a student, she wouldn't have carried an AR-10 rifle....

Let there be dark: Can Maine attract visitors to its night sky?

The state's many precious resources include the largest light-pollution-free swath in the eastern half of the U.S. 
A new effort is underway to protect...

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

LONDON (AP) — The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended...

Maine med school students find love in class of their own

On their first day in the Maine Track MD program at Tufts University, Ryan Lena took a seat next to Emily Follo in the...

Democrats meet, spar in Lewiston

Six of seven Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidates share the stage Saturday at the biannual Democratic state convention in Lewiston on Saturday. From left: Janet...

Community college graduation a family affair

AUGUSTA — Wearing a hard hat like the rest of the electrical lineworker program graduates gathered around him while preparing to march into Kennebec...

Police log

Auburn • James Lee, 34, of 22 Brittany's Way, Poland, operating under the influence and possession of scheduled drugs, 10:36 a.m. Saturday at 209 Minot Ave.  •...