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    August 15, 2019

    Woodstock selectmen talk fundraisers, parking

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen last week decided to ban, at least for now, the practice known as “coin drop fundraisers” in town. The issue will ultimately be decided at a town meeting. Such fundraisers set up stations on well traveled roads to collect money for organizations from motorists passing by.  Woodstock Town Manager Vern Maxfield […]

  • Published
    August 1, 2019

    Forgotten get recognition in East Bethel Cemetery

    BETHEL — A stone marking the burials of people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries who had lived at the “Kimball Town Farm” was dedicated this week at the East Bethel Cemetery. The effort was a community service project of the Alder River Grange, with additional funding from the Maine State Grange, according […]

  • Published
    August 1, 2019

    Hidden Away Antiques grows more visible

    WOODSTOCK — “I buy what I like. If it’s old, I like it.” That’s how antique shop owner Wally Farrington describes his approach to finding items to stock his Hidden Away Antiques shop on Cushman Hill Road in Woodstock. He first became interested in old items when his father took him to auctions 50 years […]

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    August 1, 2019

    Chinese exchange students learn about America in Bethel

    BETHEL — When a dozen Chinese exchange students first arrived for a week’s day visit in Bethel, one of the chaperones said her expectations of Americans was based on the series “American Pie.” But what “Sai” found, she said, was that Americans – at least those in this area – are much “quieter” and “more […]

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    May 30, 2019

    Mahoosuc Heart & Soul project enters new phase

    BETHEL — Selectboards from Bethel, Newry, Greenwood and Woodstock have recently signed on to a letter of support for the Mahoosuc Heart & Soul planning project, an effort that has now moved on under the Bethel Area Nonprofit Collaborative for an action plan. Heart & Soul “was a two-year-planning project, aimed to identify shared values […]

  • Published
    May 28, 2019

    Bethel Memorial Day keynote address

    Craig Zurhorst of Rumford was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day observance on the Bethel Common. The text of his speech follows:

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    Summer at Sunday River

    The ski resort offers many activities during the summer, enough to fit the needs of any family.

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    Golfing

    Bethel is a golfer’s dream.

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    History Buff: Explore Bethel’s history

    Located in the heart of the Broad Street Historic District in Bethel, Maine (founded in 1768 and incorporated in 1796), the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society provide visitors with a doorway to the town and region’s colorful past.

  • Published
    May 23, 2019

    Weddings

    Take your vows in Maine’s mountains.

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