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Revived Upton church seeks help replacing windows

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The Union Church in Upton, closed in 1980, was brought back to life three years ago. Since then, parishioners and other community members have been pitching in to give it a facelift, and now they are hoping other people who might have a past connection to the church or the town will help out with […]

Telstar pitcher a record breaker

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At the final awards night for Telstar Varsity Softball recently senior pitcher Jessica Dirago received many awards, including a plaque to be put in the Telstar trophy case for breaking three school records in her career. She broke the record for most strikeouts in a game with 18 against Lisbon this year, broke the single […]

An afternoon with Tucker Carlson

The Woodstock Republican Committee is proud to present “An Afternoon with Tucker Carlson” Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. Widely recognized as co-host of the morning show “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson has also hosted “Tucker” on MSNBC, “Crossfire” on CNN, and “Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered” on PBS. His autobiography, “Politicians, […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]