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    June 4, 2020

    Telstar Class of 2020 to graduate Friday at Sunday River

    BETHEL/NEWRY—The Telstar High School Class of 2020 will graduate Friday evening, June 5. Thirty-nine seniors will receive their diplomas in a ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. outside South Ridge Lodge at Sunday River Resort. The change of venue from the school is a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Graduation week activities began Tuesday […]

  • Published
    May 28, 2020

    Woodstock town office to resume more normal schedule

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen will meet in person for the first time in weeks next week. Since March they have conducted business online via Zoom due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The board will meet June 2 at 5 p.m. at the town office. No more than 10 people will be able to gather, in […]

  • Published
    May 7, 2020

    Woodstock selectmen consider ‘drive-in’ town meeting

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock officials are exploring the possibility of a “drive-in” annual town meeting next month. The meeting, originally scheduled for March, was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus situation.  Since then selectmen have been discussing trying to hold it in June, but a state directive at this point will still ban gatherings of more […]

  • Published
    April 23, 2020

    Woodstock plans Zoom public hearing

    WOODSTOCK — Woodstock plans to hold a public hearing via Zoom May 5 on a proposed solar project. With current uncertainty regarding the status of public meetings because of the coronavirus situation, selectmen decided at their own Zoom meeting Tuesday to go with the online option.  The hearing will start at 6 p.m. More information […]

  • Published
    April 9, 2020

    Woodstock talks functioning under coronavirus

    WOODSTOCK — Via an online Zoom meeting, Woodstock selectmen Tuesday reviewed plans and procedures for dealing with the coronavirus situation and restrictions. The annual town meeting, originally scheduled for March 30, has been postponed indefinitely and Town Manager Vern Maxfield noted it would likely not take place until at least late May, “if then.” The […]

  • Published
    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 […]

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