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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
    February 22, 2024

    Elementary SOM

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    CMCC offers Fiber Optic Tech training

    AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) is partnering with area employers and service providers to recruit candidates interested in completing their 120-hour Fiber Optic Technician Certification. An Information Session will be held on February 20, 2024 at 4 pm. With classes running Monday – Friday from […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Children enter oratorical contest

    AREA — The Tri-Town Optimist Club, which serves the towns of Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls, held their annual Oratorical Contest on Feb. 13. The topic was “How to Change the World with Optimism”. Teachers Bronson Stinnett and Ell Fanus helped students prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech that was presented to a packed […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Dean’s List

    Clark WORCESTER, MA — Julia R. Head, of Bethel, was named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2023 semester. Students must have a GPA of 3.8 or above for first honors or a GPA between 3.50 and 3.79 for second honors. Founded in […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2024

    Value of small town life

    To the Editor: I have written dozens of letters to the editor over the years.  But approximately one of them has ever left the confines of my scrambled brain.  I’m full of opinions, just ask my husband.  But I’m pretty sure no one is all that interested in reading about them. So, I’ll stick to […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2024

    Film Fest supports land trust

    BETHEL — Granite Backcountry Alliance (GBA), a nonprofit organization developing backcountry skiing terrain in New Hampshire and western Maine,  is coming to The Gem Theater in Bethel, Maine, to screen the Granite Backcountry Film Festival on Saturday, February 24. GBA is teaming up with Mahoosuc Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving land to further biological diversity, recreational access, […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2024

    Rotary hosts eclipse speaker

      BRIDGTON — On Feb. 29 from 5-7 p.m., the Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region will host a speaker on the eclipse at the Magic Lantern on Depot Street in Bridgton. Edward Herrick-Gleason, director of the Southworth Planetarium at SMU in Portland since 1999, will cover the basic of eclipses and keep the talk informative […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2024

    Photo: Fishing Derby

  • Published
    January 25, 2024

    Book club sets dates, books

    BETHEL — The Grace Note Inn Book Club celebrated its one year anniversary in December.  The book club is open to all, with no sign-ups or commitments required. The club recently voted on books for 2024. There are two book club meetings each month.  The library is happy to help people check out the books […]

  • Published
    January 22, 2024

    Region 9 Adult Ed launches Plumbing and HVAC

      BETHEL — Dave Murphy, the Region 9 Adult and Community Education director, recently announced the creation of a new program that will be designed to provide interested community members with information about various career opportunities in the area. These sessions will begin in January and will be free to the public, although participants will be […]