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A.M. Sheehan has been in the news business for 40 years, including time as an editor at the Chatham Courier in N.Y., Kitchenware News, Beachcomber and Dover Community News in N.H., and the Summerville Journal Scene, Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlet in S.C. In Maine she has been an editor for the Advertiser Democrat, Bethel Citizen, Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser, and is currently managing editor for the Sun Journal's group of western Maine weeklies. She is a former journalist of the year in Maine, a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Michael Kelley Award, the Polk Award and the Casey Medal Award. A.M. enjoys reading, theater, cooking and gardening.

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  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    OHCA to perform ‘The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes’

    OXFORD HILLS — The Oxford Hills Christian Academy’s (OHCA) acting troupe Merely Players will hold four performances of The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes, a non-stop action production of murder and mayhem based on the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It weaves together the adventures of the world’s greatest consulting detective […]

  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    Barn sales slated

    BERLIN, NH — The Berlin & Coos County Historical Society will again host barn sales this year. The first one will be held on Saturday, May 28, at the historic Brown Company barns on the East Milan Road in Berlin, NH. This our 20th season of barn sales! A barn sale will be held every […]

  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    Bethel Green Up Day

    To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who came out to help with Bethel’s Green Up Day on Saturday, May 7. We had over 53 people arrive ready to pick up litter along our roadsides. Great progress was made along The Parkway, Intervale Rd., Rt. 26, Rt. 5 and the North Rd. We were inspired […]

  • Published
    May 19, 2022

    Mornings at Museum ready for summer!

    To the Editor: Once again, the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will hold their summer children’s program, “Mornings at the Museum” every Thursday in July.  Times will still be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and children must be accompanied by an adult. Our theme this year is “Music and Dancing” and we will have dedicated time […]

  • Published
    May 18, 2022

    How do they say that in

    English:     carapaceFrench:   carapaceSpanish:  carapachoGerman:   Schale (German capitalizes nouns)Italian:  corazzaArabic:   aldhubil dire qarniun الذبل درع قرنيChinese:  Jiǎké 甲殼

  • Published
    May 18, 2022

    Word of the Week

    Carapace (Rhymes with scare a face)The upper shell of a turtle.The word also describes the hard shield that covers parts of crabs, lobsters, armadillos, and even some spiders.In certain video games, a type of body armor is called carapace armor.Rachel picked up the turtle by its carapace.

  • Published
    May 18, 2022

    Current Events/ Turtles

    If you like dinosaurs, you probably will like turtles, too. While most dino fossils are from animals that died out millions of years ago, fossils of turtles look, in many ways, like turtles today. Except some were larger. And some had teeth, which modern turtles do not.Turtles are the oldest of all surviving reptiles, older […]

  • Published
    May 17, 2022

    Good morning!

  • Published
    May 12, 2022

    Locke’s Mills

    The Bethel Library will honor Michelle Conroy for her 27 years as library director with an open house at the library on Saturday, May 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. Please stop by to enjoy some refreshments and wish Michelle well on her retirement! Make sure that you have Greenwood’s annual Town Meeting marked on […]

  • Published
    May 12, 2022

    Rotary meets at Grace Note Inn

    For the past few weeks, the Rotary Club of Bethel has been meeting at the new Grace Note Inn. Owner and Rotarian Brenda Blond has graciously invited the club to use her beautiful business as “home base.” At the last meeting, Rotarians enjoyed an update from Abby Borron, the communications manager for Sunday River Resort, […]

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