Stories about Bethel


Author celebrates release of new mystery

BETHEL — William D. Andrews will celebrate the release of “Breaking Ground” with a talk and book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Bethel Historical Society's Mason House exhibit hall on the Bethel Common. “Breaking Ground” is Andrews’ second no...


Deputies catch suspect who escaped during OUI arrest

BETHEL — The Oxford County Sheriff's Office said they had recaptured a 31-year-old man who escaped a deputy after being handcuffed and charged with OUI and other traffic violations early Wednesday morning. Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant said officers from his department's crimi... 1


Brown, rainbow trout float-stocking program May 25 upper Androscoggin River

GILEAD — Of an anticipated 2,000 brown and rainbow trout to be released in the Androscoggin River next week, about 300 will be float-stocked into place from Gilead to Bethel. Yearling and older brown trout and larger rainbows will be supplied on Wednesday, May 25, by the Maine Depart...


Six candidates seeking two Bethel selectmen seats

BETHEL — Town meeting voters next month get to elect two new members to the Board of Selectmen from a field of six candidates. Jack Cross and Dennis Doyon are not seeking re-election to three-year terms. Candidates are James Bennett, Seabury Lyon, Lloyd Sweetser, Pat Carter, L...


SAD 44 reduces estimated town assessment

BETHEL — Town Manager Jim Doar got some good news last week from SAD 44 officials and he'll share it with selectmen at their 7 p.m. meeting on Monday, May 9, in the town office. When the board recently worked through the proposed municipal budget, he said school officials didn't yet ...


Civil War book with unique perspective will be available soon

BETHEL — A new edition of "Write Quick: War and a Woman's Life in Letters, 1835–1867," a look at the Civil War era from the perspective of a Northern woman from Maine, will soon be available. The nearly 600-page volume was first published in 2010 by Winoca Press of Wilmington, ...


'Walk a Rotary Mile' to benefit polio eradication

FRYEBURG/BETHEL — The final eradication of polio will be the objective as Five Rotary Clubs combine forces in two separate locations, Fryeburg and Bethel, to "Walk A Rotary Mile" Saturday, May 7. The Rotary clubs of Fryeburg, Bridgton, Oxford Hills, Bethel and Rumford will host walke...


Bethel Library declares 'Food Not Fines Week'

BETHEL — Do you have an overdue library book? The Bethel Library has declared the week of May 9 to 14 Food Not Fines Week, part of a statewide fine amnesty food drive coordinated by the Maine State Library. During this week patrons who return their overdue library items will have cu...


REACH will present 'Vagina Monologues' at two venues

BETHEL — REACH, the sexual assault support center for Oxford County and the towns of Bridgton and Harrison, will once again present Eve Ensler’s award-winning "The Vagina Monologues." Last year, the performance took place before a full house at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High S...


Maine conservationist to present program on charted brookie waters

BETHEL — At this month's Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting a brook trout conservationist will conduct a presentation about technology used to chart wild and native brookie waters. The meeting will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Science A...