Stories about Bethel


Oxford County arrest log

PARIS — The following arrests were logged at the Oxford County Jail. * Timothy M. Gotto, 53, of Mexico, violation of protection order, 5:10 p.m. Nov. 21, in Mexico by Mexico Police Department. * Robert M. Fickett, 34, of Buckfield, operating after suspension, operating under t...


Registration open for CMCC courses in Oxford County

PARIS — Open registration for spring semester classes is now underway for Central Maine Community College courses, including those being offered in Oxford County. “We have a large number of students from Oxford County who are enrolled in degree programs at CMCC,” said Mic...


'Christmas at the Mason House' to be held on Dec. 7

BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society will be celebrating Christmas a few weeks early when it holds its annual “Christmas at the Mason House” event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Executive Director Randall Bennett said that the Christmas event has been around f...


White Mountain National Forest to allow families to cut down Christmas trees

BETHEL — The White Mountain National Forest headquarters announced that families may cut a Christmas tree for personal use on National Forest land. In a Nov. 25 news release, the White Mountain National Forest headquarters issued the following rules:


Mahoosuc band holiday concert is Sunday

BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Community Band will hold its annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the West Parish Congregational Church. Jane Chandler, who has been a member of the Mahoosuc Community Band for 17 years, said the band will add several new selections to their holid...



Reception for new art show RUMFORD — The Pennacook Art Center and River Valley Growth Council will host a reception for a new art show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the River Valley Technology Center, 60 Lowell St. Meet the artists and view the art. A do...


Balsam and catnip business booming for West Paris couple

Wendy Newmeyer, who co-owns Maine Balsam Fir Products in West Paris with her husband, Jack, shows what's left of her basket of four dozen organic catnip bags that she brought to sell at Friday's Local Crafts and Wares Fair in Bethel. In less than five hours, she sold three dozen bags. 1


This week's agenda

Tuesday Buckfield: Public hearing on special amusement permit, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Casco: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Hartford: Road Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall Newry: Selectmen, 7 a.m.,...


This week's agenda

Tuesday Newry: Selectmen, 7 a.m., Town Office Wednesday Bethel: Board of Assessors, 8 a.m., Town Office Mexico: Mexico Water District Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Town Hall Mexico: Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 6:3...


Bethel poet explores an immigrant's connection with America

MIAMI — The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche. As a child and...