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    December 29, 2021

    12,000 acres of forestland conserved in Oxford County

    “I think the biggest thing that that excites me about this historic donation is that Larry Stiffler and Mary McFadden have begun to put back together a landscape that has been quite fragmented over decades,” explains Kirk G. Siegel, executive director of Mahoosuc Land Trust.

  • Published
    December 29, 2021

    12,000 acres of forestland conserved in Oxford County

    “I think the biggest thing that that excites me about this historic donation is that Larry Stiffler and Mary McFadden have begun to put back together a landscape that has been quite fragmented over decades,” explains Kirk G. Siegel, executive director of Mahoosuc Land Trust.

  • Published
    December 29, 2021

    New community ice rink in Bethel opens to skaters across the region

    The rink, which opened Dec. 20, has six to seven inches of ice and will stay open every day during daylight hours as long as weather permits, and the ice stays frozen and is safe to skate on.

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    December 29, 2021

    Christmas on the Common

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    December 29, 2021

    2021: A year in review (Part I)

    January  On Jan. 4, the Bethel selectmen voted in favor of procedural policies for the Recreation Board with an amendment to a rule regarding conflict of interest. They removed the word “developer” so a planning board member could be involved with a project development and still vote on the matter. The first baby to be […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2021

    Newry man says presence of his astounding dog has helped family’s healing process

    Cooper the dog provided support after the death of the couple’s son, and now is there as they face physical challenges.

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    December 22, 2021

    Above and Beyond: Helping students find their future selves

    “I really, really pride ourselves on our relationships,” explains teacher Chyanna Millett-Cordwell. “We treat the kids like kids and treat them like humans. I think that’s huge. And it’s a little lacking right now … I’m not trying to reach a state standard. I can stop everything in the middle of class and be like, do we need to have [an] academic remediation or just chat? I have flexibility. And the kids will come to me for anything.”

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    December 22, 2021

    Sparkle up New Year’s Eve with fireworks

    Afterward, there will be a kids New Year’s Eve party, followed by a New Year’s Eve party held at the Foggy Goggle from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • Published
    December 22, 2021

    Bethel board to research high cost of marijuana dispensary fees

    When discussing why the fee was priced so high, both Everett and selectmen agreed it was because at the time the price was set Maine allowed only eight dispensaries in the state. Now, however, the state can have an unlimited amount of dispensaries so the price of the fees can be lowered as they are not in such high demand.

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    December 22, 2021

    The birth of Jesus and the pandemic: Finding and embracing hope

    According to Pastor Chuck Mason of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, “What you see, it’s the experience. It’s the testimonies that people share that can never be debated or taken away because we’ve experienced. That’s what the relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is — it’s experience. It’s where we’re witnesses to what he’s done. And not only in our own lives, but in the lives of people around us, and that can’t be debated. It can’t be taken away. Because it’s our experience.”

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