Andover, Newry school withdrawal votes are WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24

Andover and Newry voters go to the polls Wednesday, Sept. 24 to decide separate school withdrawal issues. For Andover, it’s whether or not to actually withdraw from SAD 44. A 2/3 majority of those voting is required. For Newry, it’s whether or not to study the option of withdrawal and prepare an educational/financial plan for […]

Satellite Ski Museum planned for Bethel

Ski school at Mt. Abram

The Ski Museum of Maine is expanding. Next spring the Museum plans to establish a satellite museum in Bethel, according to a press release. Like the museum’s primary site in Kingfield, the Bethel location will exhibit artifacts, photographs, artwork and documents taken from Maine’s rich alpine and nordic ski heritage. The Oxford County region of […]

Bethel Library to host antiques appraisal fair

On Friday, Oct. 17 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Mobile Appraisal Coach will roll into Bethel for an antiques appraisal fundraiser event hosted by the Bethel Library. Local participants will receive instant, onsite valuations by appraisers Kaja Veilleux and John D. Bottero for antique or collectible items brought to the […]

Join the West Paris Pumpkin Run

The West Paris PTO is excited to be organizing our second annual fundraising event, the West Paris Pumpkin Run. On Sunday, Oct. 19, the school will host this community event that will include a 5K race, mile walk and 1-mile fun run. Last year’s event was a huge success with over 200 participants. This year […]

West Paris Library celebrates forest heritage

WPL Logging photos & books

By Amy Chapman For nearly a year, the Arthur L. Mann Library in West Paris has been celebrating every aspect of the Maine woods, offering programs to promote awareness of our forests’ historic and ongoing role in industry, recreation, art, and literature. Snowshoeing on local trails, exhibits of paintings and photographs, and free evening events […]

The Changing Nature of Glaciated Landscapes

The Mahoosuc Land Trust will conclude its 2014 speaker series with a presentation on “The Changing Nature of Glaciated Landscapes,” a slide and discussion program by Bob Elliott about glacial features in the area, focused on the “Ancestral Androscoggin Esker.” The program is from 7 to 8 p.m., Sept. 24, in the McLaughlin Science Center […]

St. Pierre makes music as if by magic


A musical instrument that can be played without being touched made its debut recently at the gazebo on the Bethel Common. The instrument, owned by Conni St. Pierre of Bethel, is called a theremin. It is one of the first music synthesizers invented. The electronic instrument is controlled by two metal antennae that sense the […]

THS Class of 2016 yard sale

The Telstar High School Class of 2016 will hold a Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, at  We’ve Got the Look, Route 26 in Bethel. Donations of items are greatly appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the class.

15-year-old Woodstock girl missing


The Maine State Police issued the following press release Sunday: On Saturday, August 30, 2014 at about 10:50 AM, 15 year old Kiiya M. Foster left her guardians residence on Koskela Rd in Woodstock, Maine.  Her whereabouts at this time is unknown and the investigation is continuing.  It is believed she is either in the […]