MollyOckett Essay winners

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Truth, Healing and Change. High School students Skye Fournier and Hunter Cline at Gould Academy wrote the winning essays about the truth of why we still celebrate the Abanaki woman MollyOckett. REACH’s (Maine-Wabanaki Reconciliation, Engagement, Advocacy, Change and Healing) educational activities in the Bethel Community have created positive change, and healing has occurred in the […]

Obituary: Mary Jo Kennett


Mary Jo Kennett (nee Dalton) died on July 11 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough following a brief illness. Born on March 15, 1955 on Long Island, New York, she moved to Maine in the 1980’s. She loved Bethel and often referred to it as her real home, a place she never wanted to leave. She […]

Welcome and preview

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Welcome to the Bethel Citizen website. All readers on this site can view items such as breaking news, timely photos, an occasional story from the current print edition, and community events articles and announcements (click ‘News’ above), as well as listings for our Community Calendar, Church Services and regular community meetings and services (‘Events’). Print […]

MollyOckett Chorus plans road show

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After a successful trip to the Sweet Adelines Region 1 Competition in April, the Mollyockett Chorus is rehearsing for its 2014 Roadshow, Big Hair. The show is set in a hair salon—The Big Tease—where customers and stylists talk about life and sing a series of familiar (and not so familiar) barbershop harmony tunes including the […]

Not to her liking


This female snapping turtle recently made her way from the Androscoggin River to the newly-seeded lawn of Bob and Jackie Schuesler of Bethel. But apparently the soil was not what she expected for laying her eggs. After trying three times to dig a hole that would satisfy her, she gave up and left, hopefully to […]

Andover photography contest

The Andover Photography Contest will be exhibited on Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Town Hall. Photographs are placed into two groups, children 17 and under and adult 18 and older. There are six categories in which to submit: portrait, landscape, flower, animal, Photoshop and black and white. Photographs can be submitted at the Andover Town […]

Bethel Big Apple robbed Saturday

An armed robbery took place at the Big Apple Store on Railroad Street in Bethel Saturday morning. According to Lt. Tom Harriman of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department the report of the robbery came in at 4:49 a.m. Harriman said a male subject entered the store brandishing a firearm and demanding items from the male […]


Graveside services for Harold “Buster” Gaudreau of Bethel, who passed away Sunday, July 6, will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Bethel. The services will be followed by a gathering at the Gaudreau home at 560 Walkers Mills Road in Bethel. (Donations in his memory can be made […]



QUILT DISPLAY AT BETHEL HISTORICAL-The Bethel Historical Society has opened a new exhibit at the Dr. Moses Mason House entitled “Stitched Together in Time and Place: Valentine Family Quilts.” Here, volunteer Edleen Winslow does some work of her own while tending the display during Saturday’s Bethel Art Fair. Held in conjunction with the recent dedication […]

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 […]