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Bethel

This week's agenda

Tuesday Farmington: Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., county building Farmington: RSU 9 Operations Committee, 6 p.m., Chef's Table Farmington: RSU 9 Personnel and Finance Committee, 7 p.m.,...

Bethel board extends medical marijuana moratorium

BETHEL — Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to extend the moratorium on town approval for medical marijuana stores for another 180 days. The vote followed a public...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Public hearing, extension of ordinance establishing a moratorium on registered caregiver retail stores, 6 p.m., Town Office Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Jay: RSU...

Tractor trailer catches fire in Fryeburg

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to a tractor-trailer that caught fire on West Fryeburg Road. Crews responded to the fire around...

Bethel names new town manager

BETHEL — Selectmen on Wednesday announced that Loretta Powers will be the town's next town manager. Powers' official start date is Monday, Dec. 31. She will...

Regional agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Jay: Selectmen, 3 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m. bid opening, 6 p.m. meeting, Town Office Tuesday Buckfield:...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Crescent Park School Buckfield: Holiday-Light Decorating Committee, 6 p.m., Municipal Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Farmington: RSU 9 Board of...

Newry selectmen discuss plowing of town roads

NEWRY — Newry selectmen Tuesday discussed the condition of town roads after the latest snowstorm. Selectmen Jim Largess said the town has received complaints about...

This week's agenda

Monday Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Center Farmington: Franklin County Commission, 9 a.m., county building Farmington: RSU 9 Educational Policy Committee, 6...

Jackman joins resistance against CMP power line project

JACKMAN — This Somerset County town has joined a number of towns and organizations throughout the state in opposing Central Maine Power Co.’s proposed...

Snowstorm brings joy to Sunday River trails

Sean Oddy of Old Orchard Beach rides the Aurora chairlift early Tuesday at Sunday River Ski Resort so he can enjoy unspoiled ski runs....

Drivers take a break from the cold in Bethel

Mike Fleet, left, Dennis Wilson, Bill Vieweg, Mike Jodrey, Kenneth Cole and Doug Wilson gather for a break Tuesday morning from their winter driving...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Spruce...

SAD 44 hires new athletic trainer

BETHEL — Superintendent Dave Murphy announced Monday night that Abbie Richardson is School Administrative District 44's new athletic trainer. She will begin Dec. 3. “From a...

This week's agenda

Monday Casco: Open Space Commission, 6:30 p.m., Casco Community Center Casco: Zoning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Farmington: RSU 9 Operations Committee, 6 p.m., Chef's Table,...

This week's agenda

Monday Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Board of Assessors and Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town...

Bethel board sets town vote on treatment plant loan

BETHEL — Selectmen voted 4-1 Monday to hold a special town meeting Dec. 10 to vote on a $1.2 million loan for wastewater treatment...

Polling places

Andover: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall Avon: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room Bethel: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Crescent Park School Bridgton: 8...

This week's agenda

Monday Bethel: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Casco: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Peru: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Tuesday Buckfield: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building Farmington: Franklin...

When and where to vote on Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places in some cities and towns open as early as 6 a.m. All polling places will close...
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Snowshoeing family-style in Lewiston

Liz Perry carries her daughter Natalie, 2, on a snowshoe adventure at Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary in Lewiston on Friday afternoon, as her husband, Stephen...

Angus King plans to open new office in Lewiston-Auburn area

Shortly after taking office for his second term, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King said Friday that he plans to open his fifth Maine office...

Chesterville man charged with trafficking after crack cocaine found in pickup

JAY — A Chesterville man was released on bail Friday, two days after Franklin County Sheriff's deputies stopped a pickup truck on Route 133...

Farmington, Jay women injured in three-car collision in Jay

JAY — Two people were injured Friday morning when a car went through a stop sign at Bean's Corner, struck an SUV and forced...

Police arrest Lewiston man, seize drugs and cash at Oxford hotel

OXFORD — After a two-week long investigation by the Oxford Police Department, Kamau Thompson, 45, of Lewiston was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful trafficking...

Dad, daughter serving side-by-side in Maine Legislature make history

AUGUSTA — More women are serving in Maine's Legislature than ever before, and this session will also see the state's first recorded instance of...

Taco Bell in Auburn among 4 Maine locations closed

AUBURN — A Taco Bell franchise at 458 Center St. is among four Maine that have abruptly closed.  The company's website no longer lists the...

One dead in Roxbury snowmobile crash

ROXBURY — One person was killed in a snowmobile crash on a trail near Roxbury Notch Road on Thursday night, according to the Maine...

Norway board hears presentation on proposed highway garage

NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen was given specifics Thursday night on a new town highway garage under consideration. The proposed garage would cost about...

Mexico voters OK streetlight contract with CMP

MEXICO — Residents voted 6-0 Tuesday night to enter into a 15-year contract with Central Maine Power to switch hundreds of streetlights to LED...

Wishing for summer

Jon Graham, on his lunch break from his job at L-A Harley-Davidson, stands beside the Androscoggin River on Switzerland Road in Lewiston on Thursday....

Salt wagon

Marguerite Bouvier, 93, throws road salt on patches of ice on her driveway in Auburn on Thursday. Bouvier said her wagon allows her to complete tasks that need to...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million...

Police identify Buckfield man who died in Route 117 crash

BUCKFIELD — Police say a local man died in Wednesday night's collision on Route 117. At about 5 p.m., Alexander Pond, 24, of Buckfield drove...

Recalls of romaine, Goldfish are only the tip of the contamination iceberg

If it feels like you're reading about a new food recall practically everyday, it's not all in your head -- or stomach. A report released...

T-Mobile executives were Trump International Hotel guests while seeking merger approval

WASHINGTON — Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value...

Maine financial institutions offer help to unpaid federal workers

Michael Hughes, a security manager at the Portland International Jetport, has worked without pay since the partial federal government shutdown began Dec. 22. Hughes and...

As Mills says no tax increase, Democrats propose costly new programs

AUGUSTA — Democrats in the Legislature are backing new initiatives in health care, education and other fields that will require significant amounts of money,...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Shauna Mercier, 32, of 61 River St., warrant for unpaid restitution, 1:17 a.m. Wednesday on River Street.  • Jodi Anson, 35, of 67 Pine St., warrant,...
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