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Sam Wheeler is a Staff Writer for the Bethel Citizen. He has worked there since June of 2018 and has spent his entire life in Greenwood. He covers a wide array of topics including town government, human interest, business and sports. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine at Orono in May of 2018. In his spare time he loves going on spontaneous adventures, taking photos, hiking and cheering on his New England sports teams. He also enjoys riding snowmobiles, refinishing old wood products and body surfing in the ocean. A fun fact about Sam is that he recently traveled to Ghana, Africa, to help conduct Malaria tests in the city of Koforidua.

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    January 14, 2021

    Loose Boots closed by COVID-19

    GREENWOOD — Mt. Abram remained open for skiers and snowboarders this past weekend, but those looking to relax at Loose Boots Lounge were not in luck. The ski area’s restaurant and bar was closed over the weekend after a person associated with Loose Boots tested positive for the virus. “We know that everyone wants to […]

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    January 14, 2021

    Matterhorn shutdown with two COVID cases

    NEWRY — Matterhorn Ski Bar updated its Facebook page Friday morning, announcing that two employees had contracted COVID-19. The restaurant plans to close its doors until they receive guidance from the Maine CDC. The restaurant spent the weekend trying to make sure all employees got tested. The Facebook post read “If you were here on […]

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    January 14, 2021

    Bethel board discusses construction debris, food waste

    BETHEL — At their January 4 meeting, selectmen discussed construction debris and food waste at the transfer station. The primary focus of the boards conversation was on possibly charging people for disposing of construction debris moving forward. Talk on charging for construction waste has been ongoing for years. Currently, Bethel does not charge people for […]

  • Published
    January 7, 2021

    Crossroads diner latest to close due to COVID-19

    BETHEL — Crossroads Diner was the latest restaurant in the area to get hit with COVID-19. Tuesday, Jan. 5, the restaurant left a note on its door saying “We are temporarily closed due to COVID. We plan to reopen in 7 to 10 days. For more information please contact [email protected] Thank you for your support. […]

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    January 7, 2021

    Schools closed until Friday

    BETHEL — SAD 44 students shifted to remote learning for three days following a positive COVID-19 test at Telstar. The school announced the positive case Monday evening. All SAD 44 schools closed for 72 hours. Students are expected to return to school Friday. Monday evening the school reached out to anyone whose child may have come […]

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    January 7, 2021

    Coops Place closes, opens back up

    WEST PARIS – At the end of December, Coops Place had its licenses pulled for seven days after an employee came into close contact with a patron without wearing a mask. A restaurant employee said a customer was checked out by another employee who was not wearing a mask and that was the reason the […]

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    January 7, 2021

    Suds shuts down temporarily

    BETHEL — Last week Suds Pub closed for New Year’s weekend after an employee came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant made a Facebook post December 30 that said “we value the safety of our staff and patrons and have been in contact with the CDC for guidance.” Suds Pub […]

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    January 7, 2021

    Selectmen discuss rules of procedure for rec board

    BETHEL — On Jan. 4, Bethel selectmen voted 3-1 in favor of approving procedure policies for the town’s Recreation Board, with one amendment made to the rules under “conflict of interest.” The amendment removed “developer,” as a conflict of interest, meaning a planning board member could be involved with project development and still vote on […]

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    December 31, 2020

    Year in Review

    Brew Co. opens On April 30, Sunday River Brewing Company Co-Owner Rick Savage announced on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight his plans to defy Gov. Janet’s Mills state order, which at the time prohibited dine-in restaurant service. Less than a day later it was clear he was staying true to his word. Rick’s decision to […]

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    December 31, 2020

    Selectmen to revisit marijuana ordinance talk on 5th

    GREENWOOD — At their last meeting, selectmen agreed to table discussion on a draft of  the town’s medical marijuana ordinance until their next meeting on January 5. Before coming to the decision to table, selectmen had talked about possible routes the town could take regarding issuing a permit to someone interested in growing medical marijuana […]

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