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Bethel is a town where the common is uncommon; where Brooks Bros. sells pliers and wrenches, Victoria's Secret is a chocolate raspberry dessert and the Timberland Outlet is an exit for logging trucks. Astride the Androscoggin River, nestled at the base of Paradise Hill, Bethel is truly "just this side of Paradise." Most rural villages are one industry towns. Bethel is a rare blend of farming, forestry, woods product manufacturing, education and tourism. In the past decade, the community has become home to active retirees and professionals who have chosen the small lifestyle over that of the megalopolis.
Wende Gray   Bethel, ME