Churches welcome new minister

The churches of North Waterford and Stoneham are excited to have a new minister, Rev. Earl Rogers, of South Paris leading their summer services. Rev. Rogers is a 2006 graduate of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. In 2010 he graduated from Juniata College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Religious Studies, and then graduated […]

Woodstock man arrested for arson

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a young man from Woodstock in connection with two fires at seasonal homes on the same road that the man lives on, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Charged with two counts of arson and burglary is 19 year old Jordan Caldwell. […]

MDOT forum May 19

The Maine Department of Transportation will host a public forum regarding general public transit service. This forum is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mexico, Region 9 Education Center. A recent statewide analysis of transit services compiled as part of the Maine Strategic Transit Plan 2025 indicates unmet transit needs […]

Legislative committee tables LD 1082 discussion

The Maine Legislature’s Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs tabled discussion Tuesday on LD 1082, a bill that, if passed, could impact SAD 44 more financially than the withdrawal of Newry would. The bill proposes to remove an exemption imposed 10 years ago on SAD 44 and SAD 6 that kept local school cost sharing […]

LD 1082 could hurt SAD 44 more than Newry withdrawal

LD 1082 is a school funding bill that, if passed by the Maine Legislature, could potentially impact SAD 44 more than Newry withdrawing from the district would, according to district officials. The bill is written to take effect Jan. 1 and would specifically affect SAD 44 and SAD 6. A public hearing on the proposal […]

Ben Taylor remembered

By Lindsey Tice, Sun Media When Ben Taylor was 7, his mother got him involved in golf. For him it was fun. For her it was a bit self-defense. Because Ben always had to be doing something. “From the moment he was born, he was on the go,” his mother, Margaret Taylor, said. It was […]

Obituary: Dale C. Bellman

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Dale C. Bellman, 68 of Biddeford died on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Southern Maine Health Care.  He was born in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 17, 1946 to James Russell Bellman Sr. and Edith (Armour) Bellman.  He attended schools in Ohio before joining the Army in 1965. Dale moved to Maine in 1981. Dale dedicated […]

Andover votes to leave SAD 44

Andover residents voted 298-103 Wednesday to withdraw from SAD 44. A 2/3 majority was required. A new town school committee will be elected in November, according to Withdrawal Committee officials, and that group will then appoint a superintendent. The withdrawal will be become effective July 1 of next year. The withdrawal plan calls for Andover […]

Newry votes to form school withdrawal committee

Newry residents voted 82-60 Wednesday to form a school withdrawal committee to craft a plan for the town to potentially withdraw from SAD 44, according to Town Administrator Loretta Powers. As part of the approval vote, residents also okayed spending up to $50,000 to create the withdrawal plan, which would include both an educational plan […]

Andover, Newry school withdrawal votes are WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24

Andover and Newry voters go to the polls Wednesday, Sept. 24 to decide separate school withdrawal issues. For Andover, it’s whether or not to actually withdraw from SAD 44. A 2/3 majority of those voting is required. For Newry, it’s whether or not to study the option of withdrawal and prepare an educational/financial plan for […]