Stories about Bethel

12:00am Bethel Citizen

Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors, a merrier Christmas

"Santa will know where to find him." Edleen Winslow of Bethel is looking on the bright side after her 83-year-old husband, John, fell in his driveway Dec. 7 and broke two bones in his neck. He will likely still be in the hospital for Christmas. But that's a minor setback compared to...

12:00am Sun Journal

Bethel selectmen approve change to Waste Water Treatment Plant on-call policy

BETHEL — The Board of Selectmen voted during Monday evening's selectmen's meeting to update the on-call policy for the Waste Water Treatment Plant to include unlicensed employees. Town Manager Jim Doar said that the on-call policy currently pays licensed hourly employees a stipend of...

10:08pm Sun Journal

Two taken to Norway hospital after 3-car accident on Route 26 in Bethel

BETHEL — Safety belts and air bags were credited with preventing tragedy Friday afternoon in a three-car accident on Route 26 that sent two people to the hospital. Oxford County Deputy Sheriff Nate Bowie said late Saturday evening that James Bebko, 73, of Bethel, and Celia Broomhall,...

12:00am Sun Journal

Route 26 in Bethel scene of 3-vehicle accident

BETHEL — Emergency responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident with injuries late Friday afternoon on Route 26. The three-vehicle accident happened at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Route 26, also called Walkers Mills Road, and Taylor Smith Road. Details, however, ...


Parish of the Holy Saviour lists Christmas masses

RUMFORD — The Parish of the Holy Saviour has announced its Christmas mass schedule as follows: Dec. 24, 4 p.m., children's mass, St. Athanasius/St. John's Church. Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Snows, Bethel. Dec. 24, 10 p.m., St. Athanasius/St. John's Church. ...

8:21pm Sun Journal

Arbitration award creates subzone for Oxford County deputies to bid on

PARIS — An arbitration award to deputies at the Oxford County Sheriff's Office establishes a separate coverage zone deputies can bid on to cover shifts. According to Annalee Rosenblatt, a labor relations consultant who works for the county, the award, reached by the parties in m...

12:00am Bethel Citizen

You can go home again: Making a living, making a life

What happens when you grow up in the Bethel area, move away in pursuit of education or adventure, then find yourself living back in your hometown? Four young people who left, then returned, have found that with a little creativity and a lot of flexibility, home can be a pretty special plac...

12:00am Bethel Citizen

Telstar mulls change in mascot

A student committee at Telstar High School is looking into the possibility of replacing Yosemite Sam as the school’s mascot. The teams are nicknamed the Rebels. Yosemite Sam is a Looney Tunes character who appears in a logo on the wall in the school office with the “T” st... 4


Events in the Franklin, Oxford Hills, River Valley regions

Crafts, more at UMF student center FARMINGTON — A silent auction with crafts, homemade food items, gift baskets and unique items of interest will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the University of Maine at Farmington Student Center North Dining...

12:00am Sun Journal

River Valley area indoor walking opportunities

RUMFORD — For people who want to stay active during the cold winter months, indoor winter walking is available at four River Valley area schools and two recreation centers. Opportunities are from: * 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Greater Rumford Community Cen...