Stories about Woodstock


Telstar renovation project wins by a 2-to-1 vote

BETHEL — Voters in four of the five SAD 44 towns gave the go-ahead for a $2.5 million renovation project at the Telstar Regional  Middle/High School during Tuesday’s balloting. The vote was 2,042 to 1,183. Towns voted as follows: Andover, 177 yes, 332 no; Bethel, 999 yes, ...


N. Willard: Standing up to LePage

On Sept. 27, I received a flier from the Harvey Calden State Senate campaign. It claims John F. Kennedy and Ed Muskie would not approve the Democratic platform because it extends legal and social rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and that the right to own firearms is subject...


Correction: Parade of Lights at night

WOODSTOCK — A story Friday on Page B3 of the Oxford Hills and River Valley editions should have said the Parade of Lights in Woodstock will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Firetrucks will begin lining up at 6 p.m. It was a reporting error.


Woodstock 'Parade of Lights' set for Saturday

WOODSTOCK — Firefighters are preparing the second annual Parade of Lights on Saturday evening to raise awareness of fire prevention. Fire Chief Geff Inman said dozens of local fire departments from across Oxford County and as far as away as Berlin, N.H., have been invited to particip...


Veteran recognition day set for Oct. 14

GREENWOOD — On Oct. 14, the Jackson-Silver American Legion Post 68 will host a Veteran Recognition Day for Oxford County veterans and their families at the Gore Road post. Members will recognize the service of local veterans who served in any war including but not limited to Desert Storm, I...


Woodstock wind draft proposes tighter restrictions

Under a newly-proposed ordinance, if a developer wishes to build a commercial wind project in Woodstock in the future, neighbors within a two-mile radius of the towers will be notified, and decibel levels will be set significantly below the state requirement. The Woodstock Wind Ordinance C... 1


Oklahoma biker injured in Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK — A motorcyclist from Oklahoma was seriously injured when he drifted into a guardrail on Route 232 on Friday morning, and was thrown about 15 feet over a brook and just beyond a concrete bridge abutment. Jamie Sherman, 36, of Noble, Okla., suffered head, leg and arm injurie...


Household hazardous waste collection set for Sept. 22

BETHEL —  On Saturday, Sept. 22, between 9 and 11:30 a.m., residents in the Bethel area will be able to bring their unwanted poisons, pesticides and oil-based paints to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the SAD 44 Bus Barn.  It is located at the corner of Main and Cross ...


J. Chandler: Why make it hard to vote?

My mother is 88 years old, lives in Auburn and due to her vision impairment, she can’t get her driver’s license renewed. We want to travel so are trying to get a Maine photo ID. It is not as easy as it seems. I sent to her birth state to get her birth certificate. It arrived qu... 27


On radar, Spruce Mountain a storm magnet

For much of last winter an isolated, intense snow squall showed up on Internet radar over Woodstock, and appeared to linger for hours — even days — in one place. This summer, the same isolated location seemed to be pelted regularly by a strong thunderstorm. That location... 1