Stories about Bethel


West Paris crash crash injures two

WEST PARIS — Two Bethel residents were taken to a hospital for evaluation Sunday afternoon following a head-on vehicle collision on High Street. According to Oxford County Sheriff's Office Deputy Michael Dailey, the crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a 2013 Volkswage...


University of New Hampshire dean's list

DURHAM, N.H. — The following students have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Highest honors: Travis Adams of Leeds, Lauren Beaudoin of Monmouth, Dylan Chase of Turner, Lacey Ryder of W...


Mass. boy hurt when snowmobile crashes into trees in Bethel

BETHEL — A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy was injured Tuesday morning when his mother lost control of the snowmobile they were riding. Ann Vinton, 47, of South Weymouth, Mass., was driving a rented snowmobile with her son as a passenger, Maine Warden Service spokesman Cpl. John MacDona...


Inaugural poet to set up visiting writers program at Gould Academy

BETHEL (AP) — Inaugural poet Richard Blanco is helping Maine's Gould Academy show that there's more to the prep school than ski programs. The Bethel resident this will week will announce a visiting writers program in his name. Over a two-week retreat, writers will stay in a private c...



RAAPA meeting at Green Church MEXICO — The RAAPA Chorus will rehearse at the Green Church in Mexico on Tuesday, Feb. 18, instead of Muskie Auditorium due to school vacation. West Paris food pantry WEST PARIS — The Neighborhood Nic...


Bethel woman to guide Benton skier in Paralympics in Sochi

BETHEL — Leading a vision-impaired skier down an Alpine race course at top speed is not for everyone. But Diane Barras of Bethel has mastered it, and thanks to good teamwork with skier Lindsay Ball, the two are headed to Sochi, Russia, later this month to compete in the Paralympics.


Midwinter bonanza of snow delights Bethel, Newry Nordic ski centers

BETHEL — Mother Nature has a heart, after all, providing Western Maine Nordic centers with a midwinter bonanza of snow just in time for Presidents Day weekend. Mike Cooper said Friday afternoon in Bethel that he was ecstatic to get 14 inches of new snow and it was still snowing hard ...


Well done - Students honored for achievements

BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Alexandra Landry of Wales, majoring in accounting Jacob Weeks of New Gloucester, majoring in gl...


Bonifantes Boys Choir to perform in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine announces a weeklong visit to Farmington, Bethel and surrounding communities by the Bonifantes Boys Choir of Pardubice, Czech Republic the week of Feb. 24. A long Czech-American musical friendship is providing the opportunity for centr...


Mahoosuc Land Trust to host second 'Changing Nature' program

BETHEL — Rick Karg, president of Residential Energy Dynamics in Bethel, will speak at a Mahoosuc Land Trust gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Gould Academy. Jean Bass, a member of the Mahoosuc Land Trust, said Karg will speak about “weatherization and energy issues in ...