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    March 12, 2020

    Woodstock to address solar moratorium at special meeting

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen decided March 4 they will schedule a special town meeting sometime after this month’s annual town meeting to consider a moratorium on solar project developments, until an ordinance addressing the topic can be created. The idea for a moratorium came up for discussion after a planned project off Felt Road was […]

  • Published
    February 27, 2020

    Woodstock voters to be asked about buying Buck’s Ledge land

    WOODSTOCK—Woodstock residents will be asked at their town meeting next month if they wish to explore the possibility of purchasing the popular Buck’s Ledge land parcel in cooperation with several nonprofit organizations, and making it a community forest. At their Feb. 18 meeting selectmen heard a presentation from Julie Renaud Evans, program director for the […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Test scores for younger SAD 44 students better, overall, report shows

    Directors given results for Bethel and Woodstock schools.

  • Published
    February 20, 2020

    SAD 44 test scores reported to directors

    BETHEL — Elementary students in School Administrative District 44 performed well, overall, in the 2018-19 standardized testing compared to the state and/or previous year, directors were told at their recent meeting. Results at the high school were more mixed. The subject areas tested included English/language arts, math and science.  A variety of standardized tests were […]

  • Published
    February 20, 2020

    Bethel Pathway to extend, connect to MLT trails

    BETHEL — The popular Bethel Pathway recreational trail will be extended by two-thirds of a mile this summer, thanks to a collaboration between Bethel, Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Mahoosuc Land Trust, and Mahoosuc Pathways. A news release from Mahoosuc Pathways said the extension will connect the pathway from the paved section on the North […]

  • Published
    February 13, 2020

    Woodstock plans marijuana vote June 9

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen voted last week to place a marijuana opt-in article on the ballot for a June 9 referendum. Last month Sam Cote and Angela Bailey, who have been raising medical marijuana in recent years, asked for an article on the March town meeting warrant regarding opting in on adult use marijuana.  With […]

  • Published
    January 30, 2020

    Woodstock board talks marijuana, bridge, fire agreement

    WOODSTOCK — In a busy meeting last week, Woodstock selectmen agreed to consider a possible “opt in” proposal for the town for adult use marijuana businesses, earmarked money for engineering design of a new bridge or culvert to replace the old Bacon Bridge one, approved funds to purchase tracks for the Fire Department’s 6-wheeler, and […]

  • Published
    January 23, 2020

    Commercial solar project eyed for Woodstock

    The $10M proposal is planned for leased land off Cushman Road.

  • Published
    January 16, 2020

    Woodstock selectmen ponder bridge, crosswalk

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen are mulling their options for replacing a posted culvert on the town’s Old County Road, a project that could cost between $150,000 and $200,000. Known as the Bacon Bridge, the 14-foot culvert has been in place since 1956, according to Town Manager Vern Maxfield.  It is rusting out on the bottom, […]

  • Published
    December 26, 2019

    Christmas on the Bethel Common

     

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