Stories about Gilead


Gilead voters pass smaller budget

GILEAD — Twenty-four residents spent 38 minutes at town meeting Saturday night, approving a municipal budget of $213,415.36, Town Clerk Lin Chapman said later that evening. That's down $66,359 from last year's budget of $279,774. The municipal budget doesn't include the school assess...


HUD survey seeks count of homeless

LEWISTON — If you or someone you know is homeless, Tri-County Mental Health Services needs your help. Government funds are sent to states and agencies based on the number of homeless that live in each community. Help get the resources you need simply by standing up being counted.


Correction: Name misspelled

GILEAD — A story on Page B1 of Tuesday's Oxford Hills edition should have identified the driver in an accident as Susan Klekot. the last name was submitted incorrectly to the Sun Journal.


SUV hits Welcome to Maine sign in Gilead; driver OK

GILEAD — A Virginia woman got a rude reception when driving into Maine early Sunday evening from New Hampshire. Susan Klekot, 31, of Fredericksburg, was driving east on Route 2 in Gilead at 7:08 p.m. when she lost control of her 2007 Jeep Liberty, Oxford County deputy sheriff Nathan ...


No charges in logging truck rollover; guardrail damage $20K

GILEAD —  Damage to several hundred feet of new guardrail on Route 2 that was demolished last week in a logging truck rollover is estimated at between $15,000 and $20,000, Maine State Police Trooper Paul Casey said Tuesday. Additionally, the driver of the 1996 International trac...


Bethel Historical Society annual meeting set for Sept. 6

BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the exhibit hall of the Dr. Moses Mason House, at 14 Broad St. A 6:30 p.m. potluck supper will precede the meeting, during which officers and trustees for 2012-13 will be elected, brief reports give...


Maine Wing holding encampment Aug. 16-25

GILEAD — Maine Wing Cadet Programs will hold its encampment starting on Aug. 16 and ending on Aug. 25, at Bog Brook TS. The encampment will offer training, flight opportunities, survival instruction and the chance to grow as a person. The 11 days of encampment will be held in ...


Androscoggin River Source to the Sea paddle starts Friday

BETHEL — Hundreds of paddlers are expected to participate in the 17th annual Source to the Sea Trek, which is being staged as 18 day trips from July 6 to Aug. 4 on the Androscoggin River. Organized by the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, the trek begins with a sunset paddle near...


Forest Service to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

GILEAD — To celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, which is May 14, White Mountain National Forest biologist Lesley Rowse will lead an early morning bird walk on Saturday, May 12. The walk will begin at the parking area near Hastings Campground at 7 a.m. All ages and abilities are welc...


Grant allows more restoration of Gilead railroad depot

GILEAD — The oldest rail-related structure in the state will get some major upgrades thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation and the Presumpscot Foundation.