Stories about Bethel

D. Hoeh: Move the country forward

On President Obama’s watch the nation has seen the end of the war in Iraq; decimation of al Qaida; new post-crash regulation of Wall Street; bailout of the auto industry; stimulus funds toward infrastructure and clean energy; new, stronger fuel-emission standards; decreased dependence on fo...

Bethel board to hold workshop Nov. 5 on Bingham Forest Management Plan

BETHEL — Selectmen will convene a workshop at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the town hall for a presentation on the Bingham Forest Management Plan for the town's new 2,300-acre Bingham land. It will be presented by land consultant Jerry Bley of Creative Conservation. Selectmen will revie...

D. Hoeh: Moving the country forward

On President Obama’s watch the nation has seen the end of the war in Iraq; decimation of al Qaeda; new post-crash regulation of Wall Street; bailout of the auto industry; stimulus funds toward infrastructure and clean energy; new, stronger fuel-emission standards; decreased dependence on fo... 6

National Forest issues travel advisory due to storm damage

BETHEL — The White Mountain National Forest Service is continuing to advise against visiting the forest as employees assess the effects of Hurricane Sandy on roads, bridges and other areas. "Water levels in side streams and major rivers continue to run high and near flood stages," Ti...

R. Begin: It doesn't get any better

I am writing in support of Oxford County Commissioner Steve Merrill. He understands what is at stake in these unpredictable economic times. He has a well-established record of public service that is unparalleled in this day and age. He is mindful of the public trust that he has earned thro...

Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail: * Michael J. Wolf, 35, of Mexico, Oct. 29, domestic violence assault with prior offense, Mexico Police Department. * Willow Ochtera, 34, of Bethel, Oct. 30, operating under the influence, Maine State Pol...

Taste of Bethel & Beyond draws good crowd

Black Diamond Steakhouse manager Melissa Campbell, left, and chef Rick Savage serve portions of their menu to Julia Reuter of Bethel during Saturday's Taste of Bethel & Beyond event at Telstar High School in Bethel.

Bethel's Banjo lobbies for a park of his own

Banjo, a 22-month-old great Pyrenees puppy weighing 98 pounds, helped members of the Bethel Dog Park Committee raise awareness for the idea on Saturday during the Community & Business Expo in the gym at Telstar High School in Bethel.

A. Prada: Politicians wouldn't allow it

In his letter, Oct. 18, Peter Sawyer suggested taxing political donations. Wish I had thought of that. If we, the people, have to pay gift taxes, why don’t politicians? Oh. Silly me. Politicians enact those tax laws. Alita Prada, Bethel 1

Zip line, volcano, cave planned for Winterfest 2013

This winter a snow volcano will again erupt over Bethel. But it won’t be the only action attraction. Engineer Jim Sysko is also planning a zip line running from the top of the volcano, as well as a lighted snow cave at its core. Sysko and Robin Zinchuk, executive director of t...