Mariaville-Otis News of Neighbors

There was some pre-opening excitement at Beech Hill School recently. During cross-country practice, Daniel Saffell stirred up a wasp nest and was stung 15 times.

Three other students received a couple of stings each. Fortunately, Dan’s parents were there to administer first aid with the help of the other parents in attendance.


A hole in the hot water tank made opening day a challenge for the kitchen staff, but order has been restored and the daily routine of education at BHS has returned to the norm.

The What’s for Suppa Food Pantry serves Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. It is open on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. During October the pantry will be open the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 4 p.m. and the third Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

On a somber note, tragedy has once again struck a family that has already suffered more than its share. Robert Haslam, husband of our PE teacher, Patti Haslam, passed away on the opening day of school. The family has requested that donations in his honor be made to a scholarship fund that was created for their sons Kyle and Ben. The staff at Beech Hill School will hold a walk-a-thon on Friday, Sept. 18, beginning at noon. All students are encouraged to collect donations toward this worthy cause.

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