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    December 21, 2021

    New extension to Grover’s Grind Trail

    It took two years to build and develop the trails. The majority of them were put in last year. Most of the work was done with the help of Jeremy Nellis and his trail building company, Wundrous Trails. The team removed a lot of rocks on the new trails, fixed up a lot of bridges and spent the summer making the ground smooth. Once it is excavated, they’d like to get hay or mulch down to cover the soil so it doesn’t wash away.

  • Published
    December 15, 2021

    Above and Beyond: Kindergarten teacher discusses safety

    BETHEL — “I think the world should be run by five-year-old[s],” says Crescent Elementary School Kindergarten teacher, Robin Kennett. “They are the kindest human beings that ever existed … I just think they have a positive attitude.” Kennett has been teaching kindergarten at Crescent Elementary School for more than 35 years. Every year is always […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Abatement rejected by Newry selectman

    NEWRY — An abatement was requested by a Newry taxpayer, and was rejected at the Newry Selectboard meeting on Tuesday, December 8. The abatement was for three years ago. “If you’re agreeing the house is still there, agreeing about the acreage, but disagreeing about the value of the land, which is what I think this […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Gould lighting project presented to planning board

    BETHEL — Gould Academy came before the Bethel Planning Board on Thursday, Dec. 8, to discuss the idea of having ski slopes open at night open to the community with a dozen lights surrounding it. The idea is called the Pine Hill Lighting Project and was presented by Benjamin Kamilewicz. While the planning board did […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Greenwood winter roads concern resident

    GREENWOOD — Greenwood resident Destiny Hughes shared her concern for better maintenance of roads, and resident Jenni Johnston brought up parking in the streets at the Greenwood Selectman meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Hughes was concerned the streets weren’t getting plowed early enough in the morning. She was fearful the roads were not being maintained […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Commemorating Pear Harbor Veterans

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    December 15, 2021

    SAD 17 superintendent shares financial outlook

    WEST PARIS — Dr. Monica Henson, superintendent of SAD 17, and Carrie Colley, SAD 17 chief financial officer, attended the West Paris Board of Selectman meeting Thursday, Dec. 9, to discuss the finances of the district. Henson made it clear the financial health of school is well and announced the district should be getting around […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Christmas in Bethel: What our churches are doing

    BETHEL — Five of the churches in Bethel will be uniting to celebrate Christmas together in The Common on December 19 at 5 p.m. and the community is encouraged to join. They will be reenacting the birth of Jesus Christ, with the community filling all the roles, such as angels or shepherds, and Pastor Rocco […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Steam Mill Brewery makes its move

    BETHEL — Steam Mill Brewery’s move to it’s new location on 96 Sunday River has lead to many new changes. While the vibe is still come and sit and have a few drinks, no rush, explains owner Scott Fraser, they have developed a new method to better perfect this vibe: the flag system. With the […]

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    December 15, 2021

    Christmas for Kids Raffle

        BETHEL — Brooks Bros. is holding its second “Christmas for Kids Raffle” to help raise money for Christmas for Families, a nonprofit program that donates Christmas presents to families in the SAD 44 area run by Nina Wheeler. Anyone can stop on by and either fill out a ticket with their name and […]

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