Stories about Gilead

MDOT to Route 2 motorists in Western Maine: Expect delays

GILEAD — Drivers traveling Route 2 in Gilead should expect delays starting Monday, May 23, due to a major road reconstruction project extending nearly four miles. The project, which should be completed in early July, includes rebuilding and realigning a section of Route 2 that begins...

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...

Lisbon Falls woman killed in Gilead crash

GILEAD — A Lisbon Falls woman was killed late Friday afternoon when her car drifted across the centerline and slammed into an oncoming school bus on Route 2. Police said Doris Carberry, 81, died instantly after crashing into the Carrabassett Valley Academy bus, which was carrying sev...

Birding event planned in Gilead

GILEAD — Lesley Rowse, a U.S. Forest Service biologist, will lead an early morning bird walk on Saturday, May 14. The birding adventure begins at 7 a.m. at the parking area near Hastings Campground, which is south from Route 2 in Gilead at the junction of Highway 113 and Wild River R...

Region 9 board approves budget proposal

MEXICO — The Region 9 School of Applied Technology board unanimously approved secondary, adult and community education budgets at a special meeting Wednesday night. The secondary budget, which provides vocational education for high school students from Mountain Valley in Rumford, Dir...

Gilead town meeting Saturday

GILEAD — Top on the warrant for Saturday night's annual town meeting will be a decision by residents on whether to buy Cole's Custom Auto for use as a highway garage. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Five of the 37 articles are devoted to the possibility of ...

Highway garage purchase uncertain

GILEAD — Whether or not this small town will have a new highway garage will likely not be determined until the March 26 annual town meeting. Residents at a Nov. 20 special town meeting authorized selectmen to negotiate a price for a 40- by 70-foot building owned by Gilead Fire Chief ...

Vet running across nation to honor fallen comrades reaches Maine

GILEAD — Three years ago, Army veteran Mike Ehredt of Driggs, Idaho, awakened one morning and decided to run across the nation from Oregon to Maine. To honor and remember the U.S. soldiers and Marines who have sacrificed their lives in Iraq since 2003, Ehredt decided to place small A...

One-room schoolhouse to be moved, restored

GILEAD — The former one-room schoolhouse on Route 2 will be moved to its permanent home Th... 2