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    August 16, 2018

    Bethel to apply for more sewer grant funds

    BETHEL — Bethel selectmen voted Aug. 6 to apply for an additional $500,000 in grant money for improvements to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The work includes the construction of a building to house a dewatering machine, which consolidates sludge for easier disposal. Other improvements include new pumps, decking and a shed. The WWTP’s capital […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    Bethel sets marijuana referendum date

    Bethel selectmen voted unanimously Monday to hold a referendum Nov. 6 on whether to allow adult-use marijuana establishments in the town. There will be four separate questions, on allowing four types of establishments to operate: 1) adult use marijuana cultivation facilities 2) adult use marijuana stores 3) adult use marijuana products manufacturing facilities 4) adult use […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2018

    Woodstock-West Paris fire agreement needs tweak

    A new enhanced mutual aid agreement between the Woodstock and West Paris fire departments is close to final approval, pending a change requested by West Paris selectmen. The enhanced aid plan calls for two department members from one town to staff their station and be responsible for coverage for both towns for two or three […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2018

    Greenwood voters to decide wind issue Monday

    After more than a year of research and debate, Greenwood voters Monday will decide the fate of proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of town ordinance. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Gore Road, next to the Town Office. The Calpine Corporation has been studying the […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Greenwood sets Aug. 6 for wind vote

    Greenwood selectmen set Aug. 6 for a special Town Meeting, Tuesday, to decide the fate of proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of the town ordinance. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Gore Road, next to the Town Office. On July 9, more than 100 people turned […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Bethel hires interim manager

    Bethel selectmen Monday hired former Norway Town Manager David Holt to serve as their interim town manager beginning July 30, for a period of no more than 180 days. Holt, who lives in Norway, will take over from Christine Landes, who is leaving to become Gardiner’s city manager. She begins that job Aug. 13. Holt […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Help repair Rumford Point steeple

    Rumford Point and Bethel area residents will have two opportunities this weekend to help the Rumford Point Congregational Church raise funds to repair its ailing 90-foot steeple and bell tower. The church, built in 1864, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The fundraising effort is seeking between $140,000-$200,000 to repair […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Dance benefits town hall renovations

    A dance in Greenwood July 28 that is being billed as a trip down memory lane will raise funds toward improvements for the Greenwood Town Hall, which has one of the best old dance floors in the region, according to organizer Marie Bartlett. But because the hall needs the improvements, including handicap access ones, the […]

  • Published
    July 12, 2018

    Greenwood to set date for wind vote

    Greenwood selectmen, on July 17, are expected to set a date for a special Town Meeting to decide the fate of proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of the town ordinance. On July 9, more than 100 people turned out for a public hearing on the issue that was dominated by comments in […]

  • Published
    November 3, 2017

    Nov. 7 referendum: Large crowd debates SAD 44 cost sharing proposal

    At a public hearing Thursday that drew about 150 SAD 44 voters, community leaders and residents lined up on both sides of the question of whether the local school cost-sharing formula should be changed to shift some of the tax burden from Newry to the other three towns. Voters will answer that question formally Tuesday, […]

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