Stories about Otisfield

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Barbecue chicken supper Sept. 14 BRYANT POND — A barbecue chicken supper will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Masonic Building, Main Street, Route 26. The meal includes potato salad, baked beans, dinner rolls, coffee, tea, fruit punch, C...

Jugtown Forest topic of Otisfield society meeting

OTISFIELD — The Otisfield Historical Society will revisit Jugtown during its next program Thursday, Sept. 26. The PowerPoint presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Hall on Route 121. According to Jean Hankins, the program is based on a similar one presented by he...

H. Hamilton: Draining Coon Road Swamp

Last fall, trappers took every beaver from the Coon Road Swamp in Otisfield, not only leaving no beavers to reproduce for future trapping, but also leaving no beavers to maintain the dam. This summer that dam failed and the swamp drained. I trap fishing bait in the Coon Road Swamp. I have ...

Coupon book to support Casco Public Library

CASCO — Casco Public Library has been hard at work on their annual Coupon Book, producing a high-quality collection of savings to favorite local shops. From now through June 2014, the library is selling the coupon book for $10 each. The book will support the library and help stimulat...

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Bethel Senior Citizens Club BETHEL — The Bethel Senior Citizens Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Funky Red Barn. Menu is prime rib or haddock. Price is $12. Reservations with your choice must be made before Sept. 1 by calling Caroli...

Otisfield family displaced by fire

Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at 42 McAllister Road in Otisfield on Tuesday night. Fire officials said a family was displaced when cooking oil on the stove top started a fire in the kitchen. Although the homeowner was able to put the fire out, the smoke heavily damaged the kitchen. Fir...

SAD 17 board OKs contract for wood pellet boilers

OXFORD — The SAD 17 Board of Directors on Monday rescinded its July 15 vote for a $1 million contract with Siemens Building Technologies Inc. for two wood pellet boilers and interior and exterior LED lighting. Instead, the board voted to enter into a contract for two wood pellet boil...

S. Robinson: Cemetery in need of help

Recently my father passed away and, while making arrangements, I learned that the Elmwood Cemetery has a problem — lack of money. The Elmwood Cemetery Association has a small trust fund that does not provide enough interest money to keep the cemetery regularly mowed, to say nothing a... 7

Permaculture workshop to be held in Norway, Otisfield

NORWAY/OTISFIELD — The Center for an Ecology-Based Economy will host a two-day introduction to Permaculture Principles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18. The Saturday session will take place in Norway at CEBE next to Fare Share Coop on Main Street and at t...

Well done - student achievements

ORONO — Alendra Delia-Anne Harris, daughter of George and Shelley Harris of Auburn, was awarded a degree of Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Maine at Orono on May 11. She is a 2009 graduate of Edward Little High School. ---