Letter to Newry residents on withdrawal process

Following is a letter from Newry Withdrawal Committee Chairman Jim Sysko that was sent to Newry residents last week, updating the withdrawal process. (For more context, see the July 2 and July 9 Bethel Citizen.) 1 July 2015 Dear Newry Citizens: I write to update you on the work of the Newry School Withdrawal Committee. […]

Rock display growing

The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum on Main Street in Bethel added more pieces to its “sculpture garden” last week. Here, a tower of Hallowell Granite is placed in front of the museum by a crane. Said museum Director Barbra Barrett, “We are creating a an interpretive sculpture garden with signage that visitors can walk […]

Honor Flight Presentation To Be Held at Waterford Congregational Church

The organization Honor Flight’s mission is to provide—at no cost—the opportunity for veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to visit Washington, D.C. to experience the national war memorials built in their honor. Maine is one of 43 states with an active chapter, and this past May on Mothers’ Day […]

Rodney Abbott speech to Telstar student body, 4/3/92

Below is a speech by teacher Rod Abbott about Telstar’s Confederate battleflag. It is published here to go with a story in the Citizen’s July 2 print and e-editions. Before I begin, I have a favor to ask. I am going to ask you to listen to what I have to say. One thing about […]

Free kids’ theater workshop Saturday

A free Theater Play Workshop will be held at the bandstand on the Bethel Common by Performance Artist Rijah Newell for children interested in creative movement and improvisation on the morning of the Bethel Art Fair July 4. A performance featuring all of the children who participate will be one of many rich options for […]

Bethel Methodist Church to hold Celtic based events

New England Celtic Arts is joining forces with the Bethel United Methodist Church (Bethel Celtic Concerts) to host several top level touring bands in 2015. It all starts on Wednesday, July 15, with the highly acclaimed Irish/American folk trio Makem & Spain. Phill McIntyre, director of New England Celtic arts will be working with team […]

International Piano Festival at Gould

Music without Borders International Piano Festival returns to the Gould Academy campus in Bethel for its ninth season, June 28 to July 25, 2015. Artistic Director Tamara Poddubnaya will welcome young pianists from the U.S. and Europe for this period of intensive piano study and frequent public performances. Beginning Tuesday, June 30, they will present […]

Griffin runs in New Englands

Maverik Griffin (center) ran the 400 meters race at the New England Track & Field Championships at Thornton Academy last week. He was Telstar’s only competitor and the 400 was his only event. He finished 22nd of 30 runners, with a time of 51.78.

Western Class C Softball Champs

The Telstar High School Softball Team defeated top-ranked Madison 8-3 Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College to claim the Western Class C State Championship title. The Rebels will play Bucksport at Brewer High School Saturday at noon for the Class C State Championship.  Olivia York limited the Bull Dogs to only 4 hits and struck out […]

Bike Trek is this weekend

For the past 31 years, the Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine has drawn in hundreds (and now, thousands) of cyclists to ride 180 miles over three days from Bethel to Belfast. This year over 2,000 riders and more than 600 volunteers will work together to support the American Lung Association of the Northeast’s research, education, […]