Area fire departments and the Maine Forest Service battled a blaze on Moody Mountain/Buck’s Ledge in Woodstock late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Penny Savage took this photo of firefighters from next to North Pond.

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National Trails Day workday

The Mahoosuc Land Trust is hosting a trail workday on Rumford Whitecap as one of more than 2,000 national events that are part of National Trails Day®, organized by the American Hiking Society. Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by joining the Land Trust’s Whitecap Stewardship Committee in their annual trail maintenance activities on Rumford Whitecap on […]

Free Cooking Matters course in Bethel

Cooking tips, food safety, smart shopping, and budgeting – these are just a few of the topics that will be discussed in the FREE six-week Cooking Matters for Adults class starting Tuesday, June 16 in Bethel. Cooking Matters seeks to inspire families to buy and cook healthy food. The course aims to show people that […]

Fun Dog Day June 28

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is excited to once again welcome dogs and dog lovers to their 3rd Annual Fun Dog Day on June 28 at Oxford Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day starts with an Opening Ceremony featuring the Blessing of the Dogs, followed by the fundraising Fun Dog Walk. […]

Bonnema Potters to be honored by Arts Council

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In 1974, when two potters from Pennsylvania moved onto Main Street, little did the residents of Bethel know that the work, home and gallery of Melody and Garret Bonnema would become a beacon of artistic energy and quality that would still be thriving today. Each year, the Mahoosuc Arts council identifies local artists who have […]

BFHC welcomes new provider

Catherine Chamberlin, DO, will be joining the medical team at Bethel Family Health Center this summer to provide medical care to area residents. She recently completed the Maine Dartmouth Family Practice Residency. In 2011, she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously she graduated from […]

Civil War


CIVIL WAR PLAY-Actors Roddy Royer, Kimball Coolidge, Corinne Nivus, Matt Bean, and Lake Templeton take a bow at the conclusion of “My Dear Absent Husband,” a dramatic performance based on the letters between Civil War Private Stephen Richards and his family in Upton, Maine. The play, accompanied by Civil War songs performed by the Androscoggin […]

Woodstock man arrested for arson

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested a young man from Woodstock in connection with two fires at seasonal homes on the same road that the man lives on, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Charged with two counts of arson and burglary is 19 year old Jordan Caldwell. […]

ATV club to host erosion control class

Roxbury ATV Riders will be hosting a Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Practices for Contractors, ATV Clubs and Snowmobile clubs This course is necessary to become certified in erosion control practices by the Department. In addition to sections on “Why Erosion Control is Important” and “Erosion and How it Happens” participants are provided with information […]