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“Pie Night” a success

“Pie Night” to benefit a new home for Andy Barlow of Hanover was held last Wednesday under the Hanover Picnic Pavilion on Main Street. The fundraiser, hosted by the Trustees of the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library, was a huge success having raised over $7,000 in donations toward furnishings for the new home. Contractor Howard Bailey […]

New minister at West Parish

NEW MINISTER AT WEST PARISH-The Rev. Dr. Timothy LeConey will become the 31st Pastor of the West Parish Congregational Church UCC in Bethel, Maine on Sept. 8. His first day in the pulpit will be Sept. 13. Rev. LeConey, originally from New Jersey, received his undergraduate degree from Drew University, followed by a Master of […]


Woodstock Historical Society President Larry Bonney and Bryant Pond Universalist Church Treasurer Ed Howe are shown holding the deed to the Universalist Church in Bryant Pond. The Northern New England District of the Unitarian Universalist Church Association enquired late last year if the Historical Society would be interested in acquiring the 1852 church. Hoping to […]


Sylvia Harrington and Rosabelle Tifft, Bethel, were among 19 classmates attending the 65th and final class reunion of Stephens High School, Class of 1950. The reunion was held at the 49 Franklin Reception Hall in Rumford. Seated (from left): Avis Child Orino, Barbara Brown DeSalle, Sylvia Schwind Harrington and Rosabelle MacDonald Tifft. Standing, first row […]

BFHC to host health insurance literacy program

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Bethel Family Health Center will host a Health Insurance Literacy Session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The session is free and open to the public. Are you newly insured? Do you find health insurance terms such as co-pay, deductible and co-insurance to be confusing? The Maine Primary Care Association, with help […]

Upton Fun Day schedule

August 15, 2015 Schedule of Events 7 a.m.: Breakfast in Upton Ladies Aid Building. 9:30 a.m.: Parade line up at Pat Kenyon’s, 142 Thistle Street. 10 a.m.: Parade; Merchandise, food vendors and children’s carnival open for business on Mill Road. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Upton Historical Society display (2nd floor of Upton School House). […]

Greenwood Historical Society news

The Greenwood Historical Society’s August meeting featured a program on the Morgan family by brothers Owen (at left) and Gordon (seated) Morgan. Many Morgan descendants were part of the audience, which filled the Society’s meeting room. More photos from the program, as well as information about upcoming events, can be found on the new GHS […]

Butch and Bruce’s Sailing Adventure

By Butch Fuller Installment 5 Friday, April 30 Bruce cooked ham and scrambled eggs for breakfast so I did the  dishes.  Again, dealing with one very nasty frying pan.  Pretty good meal though. We spent a very quiet evening in the harbor, and around 8  P.M. a man and his wife came from shore in […]

Regional Babe Ruth Champs headed to World Series

The 13U Tri-County Baseball Team, made up of players from towns in Western Maine, won the New England Regional Babe Ruth Championship in Burlington, Vt. last week by beating Arlington, Mass. 2-1. The team will play in the 13U Babe Ruth World Series starting on Aug. 15 in Jamestown, N.Y. The World Series brings the […]