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Bethel businesses plan ‘Giving Tree’

The businesses at the Philbrook Place in Bethel are hoping to brighten the holiday season for needy children in the area by partnering with customers on a ‘Giving Tree.’ Organized by Final Touch owner Jessie Herling, the tree will hold tags each representing a gift for a child from one of 12 families in the […]

Nutcracker Ballet at Gould


What stirs the spirit of the holidays more than the fantastical and wondrous world of the Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky? The Mahoosuc Arts Council is thrilled to announce that The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed by the Robinson School of Ballet, Saturday Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, 45 Church St., […]



Max Southam of Bethel was recently recognized as one of the two athletes of the month for October. Max dominated every mountain bike race he entered this year, finishing on the podium every single time. He was the highest point scoring male rider in the league this season and as a team captain he helped […]

TED Global Conference offers a window on the world

By AMY CHAPMAN Ian Blair of Bethel traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month to attend the TED Global 2014 Conference. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit organization that was founded to spread ideas and inspiration through brief talks (usually 18 minutes or less) by people who are passionate about their chosen […]

Telstar vocalists selected


Two vocalists from the Telstar High School Music Department were recently selected to sing at the All New England Choral Festival at Plymouth State University last week. Nick Johnson and Aislinn Forbes performed with a collective 225 voices representing the New England states.  Their concert concluded a daylong event studying and performing the music and […]

Girl Scouts honor veterans


Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2100 last week made cards and banners to send to the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris in honor of Veterans Day. The Scouts wanted all Veterans to know that we love them and want to thank them for being so brave. We talked about the importance of these men and […]


NHS Formal Induction 2014

TELSTAR NHS INDUCTION-The Telstar High School National Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony last week. Students inducted  met criteria for scholarship, leadership, character and service. Pictured are, front: Anna Tyrina, Travis Brooks, Kaitlyn Brown, Jessica Kelly, Lisa Gammon, Mariah Millett, Ashley Savage, Gabrielle Stone. Middle: Carla Boyle-Wight, Annie Cushman, Savanna Pelletier, […]

Mt. Abram Ski Club seeks support for ‘Give a Kid a Lift’

The Mt. Abram Ski Club is taking its support of local young skiers to a new level with the launch of its ‘Give a Kid a Lift’ program. The club is not the traditional member activity-oriented organization, according to member Laurie Fitch. Rather, it is a more of a foundation, with a 15-member volunteer board […]

Chadbourne Park

Chadbourne tree thin for park (2)

CHADBOURNE PARK-Chadbourne Tree Farms has been thinning trees opposite the Parkway in Bethel in order to provide a more “park-like” appearance.