Stories about Gilead

Maine Forest Service continues efforts to contain mountainside fire in Gilead

GILEAD — A fire that was apparently caused by a person and burned about 5 acres on Tumbledown Dick Mountain on Wednesday and Thursday was Maine's 150th wildlands fire, Lt. Jeffrey Currier said Thursday. Many have been small, "but we jump on them very quickly," said Currier, Southern ...

Gilead elects new tax collector, approves $279,774 municipal budget

GILEAD — A relative newcomer was elected tax collector in a four-way race at the annual town meeting Saturday night. Leann Caruso, a former office worker with extensive computer experience, received 28 votes to take the position. Judy Perrille received 21 votes, Nikki Petillo ...

Woods fire lights up Gilead

GILEAD — Firefighters from several Western Maine towns Wednesday night were battling a woods fire off North Road that began earlier in the afternoon. One passer-by on Route 2 near the scene estimated the size of it at one to two football fields. "It's just a whole pile of smok...

High winds cut power to thousands in region

The numbers continued to climb Monday night as high winds and falling trees limbs knocked out power throughout Androscoggin, Cumberland and Oxford counties. More than 9,000 customers were without power throughout the tri-county region as of 8:30 p.m. John Carroll, a spokesman for Central M...

Conant joins Pampered Chef

GILEAD — Nariko Conant of Gilead has joined The Pampered Chef as an independent consultant. Conant will offer cooking shows to teach people how to cook at home easily and at low cost, as well as provide practical solutions for family mealtimes, such as recipes for around $2 per servi...

Raymond A. Chapman

GILEAD — Raymond A. Chapman, 83, of Gilead, passed away at his home Oct. 30. with his family by his side. He was born in Bethel, Feb. 11, 1928, the son of Frank and Gladys Chapman. He worked in many mills; Grafton Lumber, Blakes, Davis and Faverau. He married Thelma Crockett in 1950,...

Civil Air Patrol cadets prepping for graduation

GILEAD — Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol cadets are enjoying encampment at Bog Brook Training Area in Gilead. They began encampment Aug. 16 and will graduate Aug. 25. Cadets are from squadrons throughout the state. There are 31 cadets and 15 staff members. This encampment is directed ...

Volunteers release trout in Androscoggin

Steve Tremblay, supervisor of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Casco Fish Hatchery, aims a tank load of brown trout into the Androscoggin River during a stocking operation on Thursday morning.

Route 232 resurfacing set for 2012 pending Legislature OK

WOODSTOCK — Temporarily fixing the bone-jarring ride on Route 232 between Woodstock and Rumford is up to the Legislature. But the Maine Department of Transportation won't put the project out to bid until next year should legislators OK the department's 2012 Work Plan, Mark Hume, MDOT...

High water bumps fish-stocking trip to June 2

GILEAD — Heavy rains this week bumped plans to early June to float about 300 brown and rainbow trout a few miles down the Androscoggin River and release them into likely hiding places and feeding habitats. The trip by members of the Upper And...