Former Telstar High School baseball pitchers/teammates Danny Whitney (right) and Kyle Peterson of Bethel faced each other in an opposing game last week. “Kyle and Danny have played baseball together since the Petersons moved to Bethel, when they were around 8 or 9 years old, and they became best friends over the years as well,”said […]

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 […]

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 […]



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.



Robert Remington taught and coached at Telstar for 36 years. His first novel, “Tyler Reese,” was recently released and he spoke to Valerie Forman’s 12th-grade English class Nov. 20 about the process of writing the novel and his dislike for reading and writing while he was in high school. He urged students to continue to […]


NHS Formal Induction 2014

TELSTAR NHS INDUCTION-The Telstar High School National Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony last week. Students inducted  met criteria for scholarship, leadership, character and service. Pictured are, front: Anna Tyrina, Travis Brooks, Kaitlyn Brown, Jessica Kelly, Lisa Gammon, Mariah Millett, Ashley Savage, Gabrielle Stone. Middle: Carla Boyle-Wight, Annie Cushman, Savanna Pelletier, […]

Telstar FBLA largest in state


The Future Business Leaders of America from Telstar High School participated in the Maine State Leadership Conference in South Portland in March. Out of the 71 members currently in F.B.L.A 51 students were able to attended this leadership event. The group’s membership has doubled this school year because of an Activity block added to the […]

Sumo wrestling at Telstar Saturday

Sumo wrestling comes to Telstar High School Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.  A fundraiser for the THS Softball Team, the event features district staff, football and baseball players, and a mystery player dressed in suits to resemble sumo wrestlers. Other offerings during the evening include speed gun competition, duck competition, 50/50 and other raffles, […]