Stories about Bethel

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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'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...

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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...

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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...

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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...