Fluoride to stay in Bethel water

Bethel voted Tuesday to keep fluoride in its water. The vote was 176-79, according to Town Clerk Christen Mason. Bethel has fluoridated its water since 1970, but health-related concerns raised by Sarah Lane led to an effort to hold a referendum to stop the practice.

Andover summer concert series

Warm nights and the sweet sound of acoustic gold drifting through the center of Andover can mean only one thing: the Andover Summer Concert Series has returned. The 2015 edition of the Andover Summer Concert Series will kick off its season-long calendar of live events Friday, June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the […]

Sunday River to host River Rock Festival

Sunday River Resort will host the River Rock Festival July 3 and 4. Hosted by Maine’s own Lee Goldberg, the River Rock Festival welcomes some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, including Grammy winners Switchfoot, hitmakers Kutless, and American Music Award (AMA) recipients The Afters. For two days and nights, River Rock Festival […]

Gould Strings concert at CPS


Crescent Park School third- through fifth-graders welcomed Gould Academy’s strings ensemble, under the direction of instrumental music teacher Edison Quinatoa, to CPS for a concert last week.



Area fire departments and the Maine Forest Service battled a blaze on Moody Mountain/Buck’s Ledge in Woodstock late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Penny Savage took this photo of firefighters from next to North Pond.

National Trails Day workday

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is hosting a trail workday on Rumford Whitecap as one of more than 2,000 national events that are part of National Trails Day®, organized by the American Hiking Society. Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by joining the Land Trust’s Whitecap Stewardship Committee in their annual trail maintenance activities on Rumford Whitecap on […]

Free Cooking Matters course in Bethel

Cooking tips, food safety, smart shopping, and budgeting – these are just a few of the topics that will be discussed in the FREE six-week Cooking Matters for Adults class starting Tuesday, June 16 in Bethel. Cooking Matters seeks to inspire families to buy and cook healthy food. The course aims to show people that […]

Fun Dog Day June 28

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is excited to once again welcome dogs and dog lovers to their 3rd Annual Fun Dog Day on June 28 at Oxford Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day starts with an Opening Ceremony featuring the Blessing of the Dogs, followed by the fundraising Fun Dog Walk. […]

Bonnema Potters to be honored by Arts Council

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In 1974, when two potters from Pennsylvania moved onto Main Street, little did the residents of Bethel know that the work, home and gallery of Melody and Garret Bonnema would become a beacon of artistic energy and quality that would still be thriving today. Each year, the Mahoosuc Arts council identifies local artists who have […]

BFHC welcomes new provider

Catherine Chamberlin, DO, will be joining the medical team at Bethel Family Health Center this summer to provide medical care to area residents. She recently completed the Maine Dartmouth Family Practice Residency. In 2011, she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously she graduated from […]