Downey gets down to business as Buckfield’s valedictorian

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BUCKFIELD — Ever since Calvin Downey entered Buckfield High School with his friend, Jesse Warren, they’ve been in a back-and-forth contest to see who would become valedictorian. Downey now owns the bragging rights. He’s earned the top spot in the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School Class of 2015. It’s always been his goal to become valedictorian, […]

Buckfield students get musical with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ this weekend

Maurice, played by Buckfield High School freshman Andrew Warren, speaks to his daughter, Belle, portrayed by sophomore Laney Randolf, during last week's partial dress rehearsal for the upcoming production of "Beauty and the Beast," set for the first two weekends in April.

BUCKFIELD — Roughly 40 students crowd around elongated clothing racks, searching for their outfits, as one high schooler walks by, carrying his shirt and proclaiming in a British accent, “I need pantaloons.” It’s a normal Friday afternoon in the Buckfield High School cafeteria, where the cast ranging from first through 12th grade is gathered for a […]

Buckfield Town Manager’s truck purchase ‘likely permissible,’ lawyer says

BUCKFIELD—The Board of Selectmen again was split Tuesday night on its decision to research other towns’ emergency purchasing policies, after Town Manager Cindy Dunn replaced a plow truck that burned during a nor’easter last month without notifying the board beforehand. The vote was 2-1 with Chairwoman Martha Catevenis and Scott Violette voting for Catevenis’ motion […]

Buckfield Rescue Department needs relief after chief quits

By Ann Wood BUCKFIELD—Nearly three weeks after voters at Special Town Meeting saved the Buckfield Rescue Department by reinstating its $186,585 budget, the department is in trouble once again—this time it needs personnel. After 20 years with the Rescue Department, Chief Lisa Bennett will call it quits as of Monday. Her terse letter to the […]

Buckfield names Dunn Town Manager

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BUCKFIELD — Longtime employee Cindy Dunn was named as town manager Tuesday night, a position which could merge the role with the town clerk’s. It is the second time Dunn has held the job. Her pay and job responsibilities have not been set. Read the full story on the Sun Journal.

Rescheduled Buckfield meeting to tackle governance, petition

By Christopher Crosby BUCKFIELD— Selectmen will delay a decision on the future course of town government for a week after Tuesday night’s meeting was canceled due to a snowstorm. Selectmen have rescheduled their meeting for Feb. 25, when they’ll likely address how to fill the vacant town manager position. Selectmen have discussed changing the role, […]