Stories about Andover

Winter ticks making life rough for Maine moose

ANDOVER — Leo Camire of Andover saw firsthand last month how something as small as a winter tick can kill a moose, even a large bull moose. On May 3, he photographed a dead bull moose around the corner from his house on South Arm Road that was covered with engorged ticks. "He ...

SAD 44 budget approved

BETHEL — SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy said Tuesday night that the five towns in the school district approved a $10.56 million budget by a vote of 611-386. Voting for the budget were Bethel, 295-137; Greenwood, 57-19; and Woodstock, 91-27. Newry voted against the budget 6...

Andover's Little Red Hen bakery and restaurant moving into former 1920s inn

ANDOVER — The appetite of a teenage boy sent his stepmother into the bakery and restaurant business, derailing her aspirations to get her master's degree to teach high school English. That's the story behind Melissa Smith and her husband, Wally Smith, owners of The Little Red Hen, a ...

Andover woman injured in collision with moose on Route 5

ANDOVER — A local teenager was injured by flying glass Tuesday morning when the car she was driving collided with a moose on Route 5, Oxford County Deputy Sheriff Josh Wyman said Wednesday afternoon. Hali Barter, 18, was taken by Med-Care Ambulance to Rumford Hospital for treatment, ...

Former Andover resident publishes novel about Molly Ockett

BATH — A former Andover resident has published a fictional account of the life of Molly Ockett, an Abenaki healing woman born in the 18th century. Karen Johnson, who now resides in Bath, published her first novel, “Singing Bird: Molly Ockett, A Maine Legend,” on May 19 at...

Household Hazardous Waste collection is June 7

MEXICO — The River Valley area will hold their annual Household Hazardous Waste collection event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7. All those household chemicals that have been sitting under kitchen sinks or in basements and garages for many years can be brought to the event at t...

Most SAD 44 schools receive higher grades from state

BETHEL — When the Maine Department of Education released its 2014 school report cards last week, SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy said he was pleased to see that a majority of the schools in his district had maintained or improved their grade from the previous year.

Andover begins second withdrawal process

ANDOVER — An agreement between SAD 44 and the Andover Withdrawal Committee that outlined responsibilities for both entities is now in the hands of the SAD 44 subcommittee. Paula Lee, chairwoman of the newly formed AWC, said little was changed since the January vote to withdraw from t...

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Nature Club plans potluck dinner OXFORD — The Twin Town Nature Club will begin its 91st year with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Congregational Church, 252 King St. Visitors are welcome. Bring a dish to share. For more informati...

Ex-ambulance service worker from Andover sentenced to six years on child pornography charge

PORTLAND — An Andover man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to six years in federal prison for possessing child pornography on computers at his workplace and home. Jason Littlehale, 42, pleaded guilty to the charge in September. He had been free on $5,000 unsecured bail ...