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    February 28, 2017

    Andover School Board says ‘no’ to town vote on school closing

    The Andover School Board Feb. 8 voted unanimously against closing its elementary school, despite a 200+ signature petition requesting it. At the beginning of the regular meeting, several residents asked the board members to vote for closure, if only to provide a path for residents to take part in a townwide vote on the issue. […]

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    August 4, 2016

    Andover Olde Home Days schedule

    ANDOVER OLDE HOME DAYS Aug. 5, 6 & 7 Schedule THEME: HONORING PUBLIC SAFETY Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement FRIDAY: MARSHALL MEISNER BAND CONCERT 6:30 PM THE COMMON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: TEES, BUTTONS AND 50/50 TICKETS ON SALE THE COMMON FRIDAY: 5-8 PM ART DISPLAY OF AREA AND LOCAL ARTIST PAST & PRESENT OLD TELEPHONE OFFICE […]

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    August 4, 2016

    Service in honor of MollyOckett planned in Andover

    A Remembrance Service for MollyOckett, the well-known Native American healer and herbalist, will take place Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Route 5 in Andover. This year is the 200th anniversary of her death. The speaker will be Cathy Newell of Greenwood. Executive Director Randy Bennett of the Bethel Historical Society will […]

  • Published
    May 12, 2016

    Rhubarb Festival at UU Church

    The First Universalist Church of West Paris will hold its annual Rhubarb Festival and white elephant sale on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to noon at the church on Main Street. The ever popular event will feature delicious, homemade rhubarb pies, cakes, cookies and generally “all things rhubarb” prepared by church members and friends for […]

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    May 12, 2016

    Age Friendly Community celebration

    Reminder: May 15, transportation surveys due (Allen Cressy ([email protected], 824-0508). Thursday, May 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Alliance Church in Bethel: Public Celebration of the Age-Friendly Community Project’s first year and planning for the future. Plans for improving transportation services are underway, as are Tech for Seniors classes at the Bethel Library. Other […]

  • Published
    February 25, 2016

    Greenwood to hold special Town Meeting March 1

    Greenwood will hold a special Town Meeting March 1 at 6 p.m. at the Town Office to vote on a $750,000 capital project that consists of the reconstruction and repaving of several roads in town. The work would be funded through the issuance of general obligation bonds. The estimated interest would be $45,593, according to […]

  • Published
    January 21, 2016

    Transportation top concern of aging residents

    Transportation is the number one concern of Bethel area residents as they think about staying here as they age, according to a survey by the Age-Friendly Community Project. The AFC Project’s goal is to help residents and town leaders better understand the needs of older residents and support healthy aging. Answered by 221 people, the […]

  • Published
    October 14, 2015

    Sunday River hopes to open Monday

    As of today, Sunday River Ski Resort intends to open for the 2015/16 winter season this coming Monday, October 19, at 9 a.m., according to a press release. The resort expects to open on the upper T2 trail, accessible via the Locke Mountain Triple lift in Barker Basin. All plans depend on weather and snow […]

  • Published
    April 16, 2015

    Update on LD 1082: SAD 44 residents testify at hearing

    “Listening to the testimony, our situations are drastically different.” That was Woodstock Town Manager Vern Maxfield’s take on SAD 44 and SAD 6 at Wednesday’s public hearing on LD 1082 in Augusta, before the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs. (For background on the bill see related article this page.) The two school districts are […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2015

    LD 1082 could hurt SAD 44 more than Newry withdrawal

    LD 1082 is a school funding bill that, if passed by the Maine Legislature, could potentially impact SAD 44 more than Newry withdrawing from the district would, according to district officials. The bill is written to take effect Jan. 1 and would specifically affect SAD 44 and SAD 6. A public hearing on the proposal […]

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