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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 […]

MDOT forum May 19

The Maine Department of Transportation will host a public forum regarding general public transit service. This forum is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mexico, Region 9 Education Center. A recent statewide analysis of transit services compiled as part of the Maine Strategic Transit Plan 2025 indicates unmet transit needs […]

Bethel Library summer reading program

Once again it’s getting close to summer. School will be closing and that means the Bethel Library Summer Reading program will soon begin. “We encourage all pre-school, elementary, and middle school children to participate,” said Michelle Conroy, librarian at the Bethel Library. Children have the option of reading 20 books (younger children) or a minimum […]

CPS learns about sugar in drinks

The American Heart Association recommends that children ages 8 and under consume no more than 13 grams of added sugar each day, and children 8 to 17 consume no more than 20 to 30 grams per day. One bottle of Mountain Dew contains 77 grams of sugar, and other drinks like juice, iced tea, Gatorade, […]



CLEANUP DAY IN WOODSTOCK-The Woodstock Conservation Commission sponsored its first Clean-Up for the town Saturday. A total of 17 volunteers cleaned up 15 miles of roadway, collected 36 bags of garbage, several pieces of auto parts, one gas rusted gas tank, six tires, three bags for zero-source recycling, and five bags of returnable bottles. The Woodstock […]