THS senior Liam Gallagher receives MPA Award

Liam Gallagher, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gallagher of Bryant Pond and a senior at Telstar Regional High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Maine Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic excellence, outstanding school citizenship, and leadership. Ranked second […]

Healthy communities gatherings starting in Bethel

Can we build a better, healthier future for ourselves by building stronger social connections to each other? Put another way, can “community = cure” for difficult issues impacting our health? The Oxford County Wellness Collaborative thinks so, and continues to lead work aimed at this kind of positive change for the county. Over the next […]

Bethel Rescue launches ‘Sand for Seniors’

The members of Bethel Ambulance Service have introduced a new community outreach program called “Sand for Seniors.” In recognition of the challenges facing seniors citizens during the winter months, rescue members will begin distributing buckets of sand when they are called to senior’s homes. Bethel Seniors Group president Fran Head applauded the members of Bethel […]

Winter Cowboy 5k to benefit Teens to Trails

Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company (Lewiston) will conclude its 2015 Packed Powder Series with the first annual Winter Cowboy 5k Snowshoe & Snowrun race at Mt. Abram on Saturday, March 14. The race will consist of a 5km loop on snow-covered trails around the base of the ski area and […]

WMCC to offer Maine border town instate tuition

We are all about being good neighbors at White Mountains Community College and that is why we have decided to offer our neighboring towns in Maine and Vermont in-state tuition, beginning this summer! If you are a prospective student who lives within 50 miles of our Berlin, Littleton, or Conway locations, you will be eligible […]

Lifelong educator Rod Abbott models an active retirement

Rodney Abbott leads a weekly poetry discussion group at the West Paris Library.

By Amy Chapman When West Paris native Rodney Abbott retired from teaching high school English and history in 2001, his career as an educator was far from over. In fact, he took just one semester off before he was back in the classroom. For the past 13 years, he has taught a survey course in […]

BWD: Watch for frozen underground pipes

Don Katlin of the Bethel Water District said Friday that the frost line underground in areas that have been plowed has reached a depth of six feet – the same depth as most BWD and residential water pipes. As a result, there is a danger of pipes freezing. “We’re right at the critical point,” he […]



BASKETBALL MENTORING-The Bethel Recreation Basketball Program is wrapping up this week at the Crescent Park School. The Saturday program also included some help from the Telstar High School Boys’ Basketball Team. Here, Michael Cummings gets some pointers from Rebel player Brandon Doherty.

Vote for the Bethel Exchange/Food Pantry

In April, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation will give a total of $100,000 to 68 non-profit organizations around the state, and The Bethel Food Pantry wants to be one of the recipients. We need the community’s help to make that happen so we can continue to serve local families in need. Voting is online, so please help […]

Lost dog


Lost coonhound ‘Lily’ spotted in Route 5/Skillings Rd. area, Bethel. Call 856-261-9548 if seen.