Ben Taylor remembered

By Lindsey Tice, Sun Media When Ben Taylor was 7, his mother got him involved in golf. For him it was fun. For her it was a bit self-defense. Because Ben always had to be doing something. “From the moment he was born, he was on the go,” his mother, Margaret Taylor, said. It was […]



APRIL FOOL, OR DESPERATION?-A maple sugaring buff on Elm Street in Bethel placed Folger’s coffee cans on several maple trees, hoping to collect sap in what so far has been, according to some, an underwhelming season. Then, in perhaps a commentary on the sugaring situation, a sign of pure desperation, or just a little April […]



REMEMBERING KEITH IN MAPLE SUGARING SEASON-Keith Hodsdon, formerly of West Bethel, died earlier this month. In memory of him Sally Taylor of Bethel shared this photo of Hodsdon’s hands at his sugar house in West Bethel, showing the various grades of maple syrup he produced there. The photo is from Taylor’s collection from the 2003 […]



ANDOVER CURTAIN FINDS NEW LIFE-Andover’s old advertising curtain in the Town Hall was lowered for display at Saturday’s Town Meeting. The century-old curtain was cleaned and refurbished two years ago by a group from Vermont that specializes in such restorations. The $2,000 cost was provided through donations, including $1,000 from the Knights of Pythias organization. […]

To your health: ‘Joyful Living’

“Joyful Living,” facing the challenges of aging and coming through with joy, will be presented by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College on Thursday, April 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Bethel Congregational Church, 32 Church Street, Bethel. Living joyfully, music and laughter, and movement and dancing were all rated very […]

WMNF roads meeting Tuesday, March 24

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a study of the road system on the White Mountain NationalForest and wants to know from the public which national forest roads are important to them and why. The Forest Service will host a public meeting Tuesday, March 24, at the Androscoggin Ranger District at 300 Glen Road in […]

MLT: Your backyard dream gets real


April’s installment in the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s “This Is Your Backyard” speaker series will feature a young man from our own neighborhood, Max Southam, who will share how “Your Backyard Dream Gets Real.” Max began biking at the age of four. He is now a senior at Gould Academy and has been a four-year member […]

Seed saving presentation


As part of its continuing winter series of free presentations, the Old Squire’s Farm Market is pleased to host a talk on seed saving by Mark Silber, well known horticulturist, photographer, author and seed saver, Saturday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m. In the early 1970s, Mark Silber and his wife Terry started Hedgehog Hill Farm […]

MDOT transportation planning meetings

The Maine Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings titled “Talking Transportation” to seek public comment regarding transportation issues, including public transportation. Input from attendees will help MaineDOT understand the needs of the public and formulate its Long-Range Needs Assessment. This assessment will focus on the next 10 years and project out […]

Travis Brooks named golf pro at Inn

Travis Brooks (left) and Allen Connors

Allen Connors, managing partner of The Bethel Inn Resort, has announced the promotion of Travis Brooks to the position of Head Golf Professional at The Bethel Inn Resort. “Travis’ appointment continues our proud tradition of promoting current employees to major supervisory positions at the resort. We are proud that all our key department heads have […]