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Rodney Abbott speech to Telstar student body, 4/3/92

Below is a speech by teacher Rod Abbott about Telstar’s Confederate battleflag. It is published here to go with a story in the Citizen’s July 2 print and e-editions. Before I begin, I have a favor to ask. I am going to ask you to listen to what I have to say. One thing about […]

Free kids’ theater workshop Saturday

A free Theater Play Workshop will be held at the bandstand on the Bethel Common by Performance Artist Rijah Newell for children interested in creative movement and improvisation on the morning of the Bethel Art Fair July 4. A performance featuring all of the children who participate will be one of many rich options for […]

Bethel Methodist Church to hold Celtic based events

New England Celtic Arts is joining forces with the Bethel United Methodist Church (Bethel Celtic Concerts) to host several top level touring bands in 2015. It all starts on Wednesday, July 15, with the highly acclaimed Irish/American folk trio Makem & Spain. Phill McIntyre, director of New England Celtic arts will be working with team […]

International Piano Festival at Gould

Music without Borders International Piano Festival returns to the Gould Academy campus in Bethel for its ninth season, June 28 to July 25, 2015. Artistic Director Tamara Poddubnaya will welcome young pianists from the U.S. and Europe for this period of intensive piano study and frequent public performances. Beginning Tuesday, June 30, they will present […]

Griffin runs in New Englands


Maverik Griffin (center) ran the 400 meters race at the New England Track & Field Championships at Thornton Academy last week. He was Telstar’s only competitor and the 400 was his only event. He finished 22nd of 30 runners, with a time of 51.78.

Western Class C Softball Champs


The Telstar High School Softball Team defeated top-ranked Madison 8-3 Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College to claim the Western Class C State Championship title. The Rebels will play Bucksport at Brewer High School Saturday at noon for the Class C State Championship.  Olivia York limited the Bull Dogs to only 4 hits and struck out […]

Bike Trek is this weekend

For the past 31 years, the Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine has drawn in hundreds (and now, thousands) of cyclists to ride 180 miles over three days from Bethel to Belfast. This year over 2,000 riders and more than 600 volunteers will work together to support the American Lung Association of the Northeast’s research, education, […]

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 […]

Albany South walk Saturday

This Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. is our third Albany South Walk, and we welcome you to join us! The Kezar Lake Watershed Association (KLWA) has organized these walks to familiarize people with some of the proposed Albany South timber harvest units within our watershed. KLWA’s Albany South walks will be very informal with […]