Stories about Bethel

This week's agenda

Tuesday Bethel: Bingham Forest Authority, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Paris: Oxford County Commission, 9 a.m., courthouse Rumford: Downtown Planning Committee, 4 p.m., Municipal Center Rumford: Northern Oxford Regional Solid Waste Board, 5 p.m., Municipal Center Rumf...

Tonight's agenda

Franklin Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office New Vineyard: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Oxford Hills Bethel: Conservation Commission, 4:30 p.m., Town Office Bethel: SAD 44 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Telstar High School library Bethel: Selectmen, 7 p...

Armed robber hits Big Apple store in Bethel

BETHEL — Police say a masked man with a firearm robbed the Big Apple Store on Railroad Street in Bethel early Saturday morning. A man in a hooded sweatshirt entered the store at about 4:45 a.m. brandishing a firearm and demanded items from the male clerk, said Lt. Tom Harriman of the...

Well done - Students honored for achievement

CALAIS — Kyle J. Sheehan of Lisbon Falls was named to the honors list for the spring semester at Washington County Community College. --- BIDDEFORD/PORTLAND — Paxton Arsenault, daughter of Michael and Terri Arsenault of Mechanic ...

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Smithcrossing reunion RUMFORD — A Smithcrossing reunion will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Sons of Italy. There will a hamburger and hot dog barbecue and games. Cost for adults and children is $6, no charge for children under 4. The event is ope...

53rd annual Gem and Mineral Show this weekend

BETHEL — The Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association of Maine will have more dealers at its 53rd annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show this weekend. It will be held at Telstar Regional High School on Route 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jul...

Bethel Art Fair attracts good crowds despite wind — and it's open Sunday, too

BETHEL — Despite Tropical Storm Arthur's winds knocking over displays and exhibit canopies, Saturday's 25th annual Bethel Art Fair was attracting sizable crowds. Many people were buying art being sold by 51 exhibitors of paintings, photography and artisanship. This is also the first ...

Bethel residents to vote on fluoride in drinking water

BETHEL — Selectmen on Monday unanimously voted to call a special town meeting for Sept. 8 to vote on whether to continue adding fluoride to the town drinking water. Fluoride is touted as a deterrent to tooth decay. Bethel has been adding it to the water since a town vote in 1970....

Wet weather, fungi combo proving deadly for Maine state tree

BETHEL — Maine's state tree, the Eastern white pine, is looking rather ragged across Western Maine this month. The trees are primarily suffering from overwatering by Mother Nature for the past eight years. That's allowed a suite of fungi to flourish and attack. The white pine ...

Bethel Historical Society summer events receive support

BETHEL — Since 1966, the Bethel Historical Society has sponsored special summer events that enrich the lives of Society members, local residents and visitors from around the world. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, these events are made available to the general public free of ch...