Stories about Bethel


Virginia C. Hutchins

WEST PARIS — Virginia Carlene Smith Hutchins died on Thursday, March 27, at Ledgeview Living Center, where she resided since October 2012. Ginny was born in Bethel on Jan. 9, 1922, to Homer and Lillian Bean Smith. She attended Bethel schools, graduating from Gould Academy in 1939. Af...


Today's agenda

Oxford Hills BETHEL: SAD 44 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Telstar Regional High School River Valley PERU: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office RUMFORD: RSU 10 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School



Legion Riders plan tween dance MECHANIC FALLS — American Legion Riders Post 150 will hold a Tween Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at 41 Elm St. The dance is for grades 4-6. There will be contests, snacks and door prizes. DJ will be Just Kendra. The co...



Mexico High School Class of 1969 MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1969 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Far East. Classmates and guests welcome. For more information, call Donna at 562-8287. Mexico High School Class of 1959


Bethel to host UMF professor's program on long-term climate change in Maine

BETHEL — A University of Maine at Farmington professor will speak about long-term climate variability and its effect on Maine ecosystems at next month's 2014 Changing Nature Series. The presentation by George Jacobson, professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change, will b...


Open-water anglers won't be wetting lines by April 1

WILTON — Finding open water on ponds and lakes for fishing April 1 — the traditional day to start open-water fishing — may be impossible without a flamethrower. Those waters are still buried under several feet of ice and snow. Just after 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, one lon...


Bethel-area Androscoggin River conservation corporation dissolves

BETHEL — A nonprofit corporation formed in 2008 to conserve, protect, restore and promote the Upper Androscoggin River's fishing resources, its tributaries and environs, recently dissolved. The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance transferred its assets and administration to The Mollyockett ...


Gould academy student takes first at science fair

BANGOR — Nine years ago, Dimitri Maxim’s mother, Lefki Michael-Maxim, had a kidney transplant. Since the operation, she has had four biopsies to determine whether her body was rejecting the new kidney, she said. Each time, a piece of the organ was removed. Dimitri, 16, of Carli...


Bethel Fly Fishing Expo reels in eager anglers

Fishing guide and fly-tier Nathan Hill of Hill Country Guide Service in Conway, N.H., tells a fly-fishing enthusiast and customer what kind of fly he was making Saturday at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo in Bethel.