BASKETBALL MENTORING-The Bethel Recreation Basketball Program is wrapping up this week at the Crescent Park School. The Saturday program also included some help from the Telstar High School Boys’ Basketball Team. Here, Michael Cummings gets some pointers from Rebel player Brandon Doherty.

Vote for the Bethel Exchange/Food Pantry

In April, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will give a total of $100,000 to 68 non-profit organizations around the state, and The Bethel Food Pantry wants to be one of the recipients. We need the community’s help to make that happen so we can continue to serve local families in need. Voting is online, so please help […]

Lost dog


Lost coonhound ‘Lily’ spotted in Route 5/Skillings Rd. area, Bethel. Call 856-261-9548 if seen.

MVC Ski Champs

MVC Champs

MVC SKI CHAMPS-The Telstar Boys’ Nordic and Alpine teams were the Combined Champions at last week’s Mountain Valley Conference Championships. From left: Kellen True, Luke Davis, Liam Gallagher, Josh Eliot, James Newkirk and Gaelen Boyle-Wight.

SAD 44 decision not to negotiate new formula clarified

Ed. note: The following letter from SAD 44 Woodstock Director Marcel Polak was presented at the Feb. 9 School Board meeting, in order to clarify the board’s decision last month to take no action on establishing a committee to negotiate a new cost-sharing formula for SAD 44 towns that might entice Newry to remain in […]

Gould dedicates IDEAS Center

Head of School Matt Ruby speaks at the dedication.
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By Amy Chapman Head of School Matt Ruby speaks at the dedication. “Maine is made up of people who are doers, makers, and problem solvers, and this school is firmly rooted in that tradition,” said Gould Academy Head of School Matt Ruby, addressing a gathering Saturday at the dedication of the school’s new IDEAS Center. […]

Reception for Bryant Pond artist

Standstill Farm

The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, continues its winter season with a First Friday Reception, Feb. 6, from 5-7 p.m. The works of Francoise Lagoutte Fetchko, the gallery’s Artist of the Month, will be featured. Francoise paints landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes in oils. She writes, “Each day I look forward to going […]

Small historical societies take on big challenges

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By Amy Chapman It takes a lot of work to preserve the past, especially in small towns, where shoestring budgets and a small volunteer pool add to the challenges of caring for artifacts and researching local history. Over the years, vital records have been lost to fire or neglect, family heirlooms have been lost or […]

BFHC adds new provider


Kristen Waitt, FNP will be joining Bethel Family Health Center this winter to provide medical care to area residents. She recently completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, […]

Kids get a lift at Mt. Abram


“Give a Kid a Lift”, a free learn-to-ski program for school-age children, kicked off last Thursday at the Mt Abram Ski Area in Greenwood, Maine. Thirty- three fourth-graders from the Meroby Elementary School in Mexico, Maine took to the slopes for the first time. A grant from the Mt Abram Ski Club, a 501(c(3) non-profit […]