Stories about Bethel

Bethel chamber rallies for rail service

BETHEL — Community and business leaders, city and town officials, and state legislators shared ideas Wednesday for promoting passenger rail service in Western Maine. The Rally for Rail conference, hosted by the Greater Bethel Chamber of Commerce, drew approximately 60 guests, includi...

Swingin' Bears dancers graduate

The Swingin' Bears Square Dance Club of South Paris has completed a successful year of classes with Al Hipkins, class instructor, graduating six on May 18 and two more on July 17. Classes were held at the Oxford Hills Middle School as part of its adult education courses. Anyone wishing to learn t...

Churchill to show slides of biking Sweden

BETHEL — Rick Churchill, a Newry resident and formerly associate editor of People, Places  & Plants, is a naturalist and horticultural/arboricultural consultant. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at Gould Academy, Churchill will present the season’s first Down Hom...

4th annual Aging Well Living Well expo at Sunday River

BETHEL – SeniorsPlus, the area agency on aging based in Lewiston, will hold its fourth annual Aging Well Living Well expo at Sunday River’s Grand Summit Resort on Friday, Sept. 30. It provides a day of experiencing “aging well,” with activities and workshops in Sunday Rive...

CROP walk to target hunger

BETHEL — The annual CROP walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at the West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church St. Participants will walk three miles in solidarity for people around the world who have to walk for water or food and don't have much to eat. CROP s...

Concert by guitarist rescheduled

BETHEL – Guitarist Bill Docos will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Bethel Common bandstand. The concert, originally slated for Aug. 28, was rescheduled due to Hurrican Irene. Docos plays electric and acoustic guitars, including his own hand-built, seven-string acoustic gu...

Business, car windows broken from Bethel to Paris

BETHEL — Business owners and residents from Bethel to Paris awoke Tuesday to find storefront and vehicle windows broken apparently by BB gun pellets. Chief Deputy Dane Tripp of the Oxford County Sheriff's Office estimated damage in the thousands of dollars. He said he believes it was...

Floods block roads in Bethel

BETHEL — Irene flooded low lying sections of town Monday morning, making some roads impassable. Route 26 flooded near Telstar High School, and Route 2 toward Hanover was flooded as well, according to Oxford County dispatchers. At around 1 a.m., farmer John Carter was forced to move m...

Andover Elementary School to open as usual Aug. 31

BETHEL — Andover Elementary School will opens its doors as usual for the beginning of the school year Aug. 31. Enrolled will be 31 K-5 students, a new teaching principal and a new teacher. The SAD 44 board voted to close the small school last spring, but a concerted effort by ...

South Paris author will hold book signing

BETHEL — Author Patricia Probert Gott of South Paris will hold a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Books N Things. She will sign copies of her 10 works, including her recent book, “Searching for a Magpie,” about her travels and adventures in China and Tib...