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 […]

Kids’ Tennis Club in Bethel

The Bethel Recreation Board is sponsoring Kids’ Tennis Clubs, a program that allows kids of all ability levels to sample tennis in a fun and interactive way. Kids are introduced to tennis in a supervised, open-play setting, in a social atmosphere where all kids are invited to join in on the fun. The program will […]

Bethel Food Pantry news

We’ve worked very hard to make sure families in need know they can turn to the Food Pantry for help. Unfortunately, there are a lot of families in need, and we run the risk of going beyond our resources. Our mission is to help families in the SAD 44 towns. This month, folks will need […]

Gluten-free seminar at Dunham Farm

A Living Gluten Free seminar is being offered by Suzanne Dunham on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. to noon at Dunham Farm in Greenwood. This program is for people who have been newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance, or other health issue that going gluten free may help, and for family and friends of […]

“Miss Sue” passes away

Susan C. Farrar, 96, of Bethel, died in South Paris on Saturday, June 7. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

Bethel Town Meeting June 11

Bethel voters will decide on a proposed FY’15 $3.4 million municipal expenditure budget at Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 11. The day before, June 10, they will go to the polls to elect two selectmen, two School Board members and two assessors. If all the money articles on the meeting warrant are approved, the estimated […]

Second annual Ryan’s Trail Run

The 2nd Annual Ryan’s Trail Run: A Run For Life will take place Sunday, June 22, 2014 on the Pine Hill Trails at Gould Academy in Bethel. The five and ten kilometer race is named for Ryan Gilman of Wallagrass, an outgoing, likable dad who suffered from depression. On April 9, 2008, Gilman texted his […]