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Carter Richmond and Dylan Richmond of Mason Township and Kory Harrington of Bethel from Boy Scout Troop 565 with help from Victoria Harrington of Bethel, recently performed community service at the South Bethel Cemetery. The volunteers trimmed brush, mowed grass, painted the white wooden fence and installed new wire fencing around the perimeter of the […]



International classical piano students and their teacher gathered recently at the home of Bud and Lynne Kulik of Bethel for a garden party supper. Recitals for MWB are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plus Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the McLoughlin Auditorium free of charge. The last concert will take place Saturday, July […]

Butch and Bruce’s Sailing Adventure

Approaching Fort Sumter

By Butch Fuller Installment 2 Wednesday, April 21, 2010 We set sail today! We picked up the boat at 9 a.m.  We had a  little trouble getting out of the slip because of the tidal current. We had  to have one of the dock hands hold the stern line in tight to turn the  bow […]

Telstar’s Ryan Vail in Lobster Bowl

Ryan Vail of Telstar Regional High School kneels for a photo at media day for the Shrine Lobster Bowl at Foxcrofft Academy on Tuesday.

  By Kalle Oakes, Sun Media Talent and dedication weren’t always enough to get Ryan Vail noticed during his high school football career. Yes, Vail was a four-year starter. It was at center and defensive tackle, however; two places where you don’t gobble up yards, score touchdowns and accumulate the statistics that made fantasy football […]

Frank Perham to speak

Double jackingL-R Shavey Noyes, Tim Heath, Tig the dog, Noyes Mountain Quarry, Greenwood, Maine, c1900

  The Western Foothills Land Trust will present local gem Frank Perham on Tuesday July 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Norway Memorial Library. Perham, one of North America’s foremost experts on granitic pegmatites will be speaking about his Harvard Quarry in Greenwood – if he stays on topic. Like any experienced mineralogist, Frank knows to […]

Butch and Bruce’s sailing adventure


Note: In 2010 Butch Fuller of Greenwood accompanied a friend on a sailing trip up the East Coast. Following is a five-part series of the logs of that two-week trip. Sunday, April 18 I usually get up early in the morning, but not this early.  It is 4 a.m. and still dark.  My friend, Bruce […]

Open House at WP Historical Society

The West Paris Historical Society is pleased to offer an open house the second and fourth Sundays of July and August from 1 to 3 p.m. Our regular July meeting will be on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone bring your own box lunch. Calendar drawing is at 6 o’clock with brownies and ice cream, […]

Letter to Newry residents on withdrawal process

Following is a letter from Newry Withdrawal Committee Chairman Jim Sysko that was sent to Newry residents last week, updating the withdrawal process. (For more context, see the July 2 and July 9 Bethel Citizen.) 1 July 2015 Dear Newry Citizens: I write to update you on the work of the Newry School Withdrawal Committee. […]

Rock display growing


The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum on Main Street in Bethel added more pieces to its “sculpture garden” last week. Here, a tower of Hallowell Granite is placed in front of the museum by a crane. Said museum Director Barbra Barrett, “We are creating a an interpretive sculpture garden with signage that visitors can walk […]