Stories about Bethel

Kenneth Alden Bohr

SOUTH PARIS — Kenneth Alden Bohr was born on June 21, 1919, in Boston, to Henry B. Bohr and Miriam Alden Niver Bohr. He was married on June 8, 1946, to Gwyneth Griffin Bohr, to whom he was married for 63 years, until her death in 2009. In Ken’s words, "I’ve had good life,...

Chase running for Oxford County Commission

BETHEL — Charleen Chase, the former CEO of Community Concepts, has announced she is seeking election for Oxford County commissioner. She said town officials and residents have urged her to return to public service to initiate closer working relationships between the County Commission...

Bethel Historical Society lists October programs

BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society is offering an interesting variety of programs during October, including three lectures and the opening of a new exhibition at the society’s 1821 Robinson House. On Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., Attorney Kirk G. Siegel will present a program title...

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AARP plans dinner PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, Oct. 8, at the First Congregational Church, East Main Street. Dinner will be served at noon and will include chicken and macaroni and cheese. The cost is $6.50. Reservations are re...

Sheila E. Head

NEW GLOUCESTER — Sheila Enid Head, 66, formerly of Bethel, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27. She was born in Rumford, Aug. 5, 1946, the daughter of Arthur Robert and Ruth Walker Gilbert. She graduated from Gould Academy in 1964, and married Arthur Lewis Head on April 16, 1966.

Face Time: Randy Autrey, for the love of a powered parachute

Randy Autrey has fought fires. He's flown airplanes. He once built a hovercraft with his wife. So what earns the undying passion of a man who already has big hobbies and fast toys? Floating serenely above the treetops. Autrey flies powered parachutes — those things that look l...

Jerry A. Greenwell

LEWISTON — Jerry A. Greenwell, 70, of Grover Hill Road, Bethel, died Thursday, Sept. 27, at Central Maine Medical Center. Jerry was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Waverly, Ky., to his dad, Francis, and mother, Vivian Greenwell. He attended St. Ann Parochial School and St. Vincent Academy in ...

Casablanca Cinema closes

BETHEL — The Casablanca Theater has closed. The four-screen theater shut down last Thursday. A sign on the billboard and on the Casablanca website says, “We are closed. Thank you for your patronage.” Owner Elaine Riendeau said Monday that the number of customers ha...

Bethel Historical Society launches annual fund campaign

BETHEL — For nearly a half-century, members and friends of the Bethel Historical Society have recognized the importance of the organization’s work of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of western Maine and the White Mountain region through their financial support of t...

Groundbreaking reception Oct. 5 for new Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel

Sketch of the new Maine Mineral and Gem Museum