Stories about Bethel

Area students graduate from St. Joseph's College

STANDISH — The following local residents earned their degree at Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Katherine Davis of Lewiston graduated in September with an Associate of Science in business administration. Elizabeth Shampine of New Gloucester graduated in September with a Bache...

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Bethel: Outer Sunday River Road at risk for 'catastrophic' failure

BETHEL — Riding a bike on the outer Sunday River Road, said resident Nancy Babcock, "is like going through land mines." Babcock was one of a handful of Newry residents who turned out for an informal public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to reconstruct a 1,200-foot stretch of the outer...

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Ready to be a lifesaver

Last month six Bethel area students earned their American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR. Participants were E...

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New Citizen reporter

Amy Chapman has joined the Citizen staff as a part-time reporter. She will write human interest stories and cover some public meetings for the newspaper. Chapm...

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SAD 44 auditor advises board to maintain a ‘healthy’ fund balance

SAD 44 is “running financially well,” auditor Bruce Nadeau told the School Board in a presentation last week. Nadeau, of Smith and Co., made the presentation in accordance with state law. He reviewed audit figures for FY’12 (two years ago). At that time the distric...

Bethel selectmen reject request to hike speed limit

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Monday to reject a citizen's request to increase the speed limit on Paradise Road. Town Manager Jim Doar told selectmen that a Paradise Road resident submitted the request after he was pulled over while driving down the road. &... 1

Bethel selectmen approve letter of support for 'Hotel Train'

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Monday evening to draft a letter of support for a proposed "Hotel Train" to run between Montreal and Boston through Western Maine and New Hampshire. Montreal entrepreneur Francois Rebello, the man responsible for the proposal, said du...

Train, rec trail grant on agenda for Bethel selectmen

BETHEL — A recreational trail grant and a letter of support for a passenger rail between Montreal and Boston are among the items to be discussed during Monday's selectmen meeting. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Town Office. The board will vote on whether to sign a l...

Bethel Historical Society: Fund drive continues; museum sale begins Nov. 29

BETHEL — Annual Fund gifts are the lifeblood of the Bethel Historical Society, comprising just over 30 percent of the organization’s operating income. This year’s goal is $45,000, and the Society thanks those who have already donated for their generosity. For those who ha...

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Harvest supper aids Smile Fund BETHEL — A community harvest supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at West Parish Congregational Church UCC, 32 Church St. Menu includes baked ham, baked beans and all the fixings. Cost is $10. Proceeds will ben...