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Citizens gear up for March referendum

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A Bridgton citizens group is holding weekly strategy sessions over the next six weeks to build support for a March 1 referendum that may stop the alreadyapproved McDonald’s Restaurant project in its tracks — and prevent any new big box store or chain restaurant developments in the future. George Bradt, a Bridgton resident who has helped Scott Finlayson and others with the successful petition drive that is forcing the referendum vote, said he expects around 50 people to attend the first meeting in the series, which will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bridgton Municipal Complex, entering on Iredale Street. “Obviously there’s a groundswell here,” Bradt said, referring to the nearly 300 resi-

dents who signed two petitions that would ban traditionally-defined formula restaurants in Bridgton and limit the size of retail developments to 30,000 square feet. “We need to roll up our sleeves and get to work” to discuss amending the town’s Site Plan Review Ordinance for the long term, regardless of the outcome on March 1, he said. Future meetings of the citizen’s group are planned at the same time and place for Jan. 27, as well as Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. He said representatives from the citizen’s group will be attending meetings of the selectmen, the planning board and the town’s Economic Development Committee to further the goal of amending Bridgton’s Site Plan Review Ordinance in the long term. Meanwhile, and separate to the citizen

effort, the selectmen and the planning board will be holding a public hearing on both petitions on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., as required by state law governing citizen initiatives. Town officials have said that it would be inappropriate for the town to begin reviewing long-term amendments until voters have spoken on March 1. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, when asked Tuesday if a yes vote on the amendments on March 1 would kill the McDonald’s project planned for Portland Road, said “It’s very possible that it could.” That’s because both petitions stated that the amendments would apply to all projects that were pending as of Dec. 1, 2010 — and the McDonald’s project wasn’t formally approved until January. “The issue of retroactivity comes into CITIZENS, Page 5A

Sprinklers part of building plan?

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton Board of Selectmen met with some of the Bridgton Planning Board members last week to discuss the issue of sprinkler systems and at what point they may be required in subdivisions and possibly other residential construction in town. Planning Board Chairman Donald “Steve” Collins said that a couple of years ago the selectmen organized a few workshops specifically to discuss residential sprinkler systems and whether or not the town would come up with its

own regulations for them. “At that time, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said it would formulate a set of standards (for statewide use),” Collins stated, “and we said, ‘Why are we wasting our breath?’ But then, the bottom fell out of the (real estate) market and we (the planning board) haven’t heard from any subdivisions (developers) since. Now, the (Bridgton) fire chief said the State (Fire Marshal’s Office) has pulled back on (formulating the sprinkler regulations).” Collins told the selectmen he would like them to “orga-

nize some format like that” — the former workshop approach — that would include the selectmen, planning board, fire department and members of the public. “I really think it will be a great help to the town and developers,” Collins stated. Fire Chief Glen Garland explained that the State of Maine has adopted the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), but excluded the section dealing with sprinkler systems. “The 2009 IRC adopted by the state has the entire sprinkler system code in it,” Chief

Garland said, “but when it went to the state for adoption, they said they were taking the rest (of the codes and adopting them) but were putting this one (relating to sprinkler systems) aside, and they can’t put it back in (the adopted code) for three years. They may come back in three years and say, ‘We’re going to put this back in, due to this, this and this.’” “The state would probably adopt (the sprinkler system regulation), in 2013,” Chief Garland said further. “As Steve said, this issue was brought SPRINKLER, Page 5A

CHILL FOR A GOOD CAUSE — The annual Freezing for a Reason, a benefit for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, is this Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at Bridgton’s Highland Lake.

Dip is for you, Fido & Ms. Kitty!

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer A love for animals was the push that Limerick resident Genie Blodgett needed to jump into Highland Lake in the middle of January two years ago. “Everything you do matters, whether it’s doing this polar dip, or cleaning a litter box, or volunteering at an animal shelter and cleaning the dogs’ pens. Nothing you do for an animal is too little for them. They are so appreciative and full of unconditional love,” Blodgett said. The primary fundraiser for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter (HHAS), the “Freezin’ for a Reason” polar dip, takes place at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Highland Lake Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and pre-registered people are encouraged to show up by

Nothing you do for an animal is too little for them

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12:30 p.m. to get paperwork in order before jumptime. Blodgett said her “Freezin’ for a Reason” experiences keep getting better. In recent weeks, her excitement level about doing the dip has been building to tsunami proportions. “The first time, I was really nervous because I’m not a big water person and it was so cold that day. It actually went really well. I raised a few dollars, and felt really FREEZIN, Page 12A

Kent’s Landing tenant gets boot

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR — Rick Paraschak stands in front of a ladder truck in the Naples Fire and Rescue Department’s garage. He received the 2010 Firefighter of the Year award. (De Busk Photo)

Being fireman not in plan, but... By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – Almost 20 years ago, Rick Paraschak earned his Emergency Medical Technician certificate and began volunteering for the Naples Fire and Rescue Department (NFRD). Last month during an annual dinner, Paraschak received the “Firefighter of The Year” award in acknowledgement of his accomplishments with his hometown fire department. Eighteen years ago, the engineer with the state transportation department was married and raising a family. His then-wife was very active with her EMT work. In addition, the couple’s neighbors were also EMTs. It

seemed like a good move to join the EMT club, especially since the group already had many of the same interests and enjoyed doing things together, he said. “I guess you could say my ex-wife led me toward this field,” Paraschak said. The Paraschaks have two children — a son and a daughter. So, Rick’s volunteer work (over the years) has also included Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. What most prompted him to sit through that first EMT course “was the desire to do community service, and the wanting to do and give back to the community,” he said. His certificate requires an

update every three years. On a weekly basis, he volunteers about 10 hours. “Once I realized I could help the community through volunteering for the fire department, I gained that passion for being an emergency rescue person, and, then, a firefighter. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a fireman,” he said. Trained to handle emergency situations — and having an aptitude for that type of work — Paraschak entered into a community of men and women who volunteer for their local fire department. It is a family of people Paraschak is proud to be included in. Through the NFRD, he’s had a chance to

utilize his skills and talents — doing things he enjoys like fundraising events to benefit the department. The third-generation Ukrainian (both grandmothers came to America through Ellis Island) said fundraisers make him proud to live in Naples. He values the supportive relationship between the residents and the fire and rescue volunteers. “During our Christmas tree fund-raiser, many people in the community decide they need to buy a tree for Christmas, and they would make a point to buy one from us. There is camaraderie between the residents and the fire department that I see FIREMAN, Page 3A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Cumberland Country Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 7 served an eviction notice to the tenant living at Kent’s Landing — which is now owned by the town, according to Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine. Kenneth Burnham Sr. has a deadline of Feb. 6 to vacate the premises, where he has been residing since approximately 2006. He owns the trailer in which he was living; and it is Burnham’s responsibility to remove the trailer from the property, Goodine said. Kent’s Landing, which has waterfront access to Long Lake, is adjacent to the Naples Town Beach. As the new property owner of Kent’s Landing, the town has

public-supported plans for the parcel. However, just because the property is town-owned does not mean it is “open to the public” just yet, according to Goodine. The newly-acquired parcel will most likely be fenced off during the Naples Winter Carnival, which is scheduled to run Feb. 11 through 13, Goodine said. “I am going to try to set up fencing between there (the ramp) and Kent’s Landing if I can get the darn stakes in the frozen ground,” he said, adding a few more feet of snow would help hold up the poles for the temporary fencing. In preparation for the winter carnival, a ramp will be put in place at the end of the beach TENANT, Page 3A

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A celebration of Martha’s life

By Virginia (Tilla) Durr Special to the News The Sweden Town Hall was filled beyond capacity Jan. 16 as over 200 friends of Martha Flint from as far away as Washington, D.C., New Brunswick, N.J., Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire came to eat, drink and celebrate the life of one of our brightest luminaries. Martha, joyfully resplendent in a stylish ensemble of bright red and purple — the colors of the Red Hat Ladies — was, as usual, gracious to all 200 of us who like to think of ourselves as among Martha’s best friends. A few weeks ago, Martha, 75, a lifelong resident of North Bridgton, Bridgton and Sweden, was diagnosed with advanced, terminal cancer. Without a moment of ambivalence, Martha, with her characteristic ebullient approach to life, made a choice to forego treatment so as to best preserve the quality of whatever life remains. The idea of having the celebration came from Jane Gibbons, who persuaded the Sweden Community Church (where Martha is a long-time parishioner) to commemorate Martha’s life in time for her to enjoy the celebration.  And what a celebration it was.  As for family members who

came, they were Craig Flint from Gray; Carol and Carroll Riddlon from Littleton, N.H.; Steve Shere, Dalton and Conner Ridlon from East Kingston, N.H.; David Bensow from New Brunswick, N.J.; and Ellen Guilford from Lewiston. Hilarious stories, too numerous and or too ribald to recount, were told by family about some of Martha’s most mischievous antics. One family member recalled how, on a Christmas Eve, after the stockings were hung with care and topped with a bright red apple, the family awoke to find that a fresh bite had been taken out of every single apple. The culprit, it seems, was not Santa, but Martha. Ellen Guilford, Martha’s stepdaughter expanded not only on Martha’s ability to shock and delight, but also her capacity to both challenge and remain unconditionally loving to immediate and extended family. As for friends who attended the celebration, they are too numerous to count.  Among those who spoke was the headmaster of Bridgton Academy, a school from which Martha graduated and where Martha remains a loyal and respected advisor to the school and supporter of the sports teams. We were told that Martha

Leo: One of the Best

Martha Flint

holds court most Thursdays in the school’s cafeteria under a sign permitting Martha a lifetime of free lunches.  Apparently, Martha’s powers within the campus of Bridgton Academy are so great that the rumor was that a recent defeat of the basketball team came about simply because Martha was not in attendance to cheer them on. In addition to the headmaster, others who spoke came from the Sweden Community Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eastern Star Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Bridgton Hospital Auxiliary. Martha also is known to hold court in the Bridgton Hospital Guild Café. Also paying tribute to Martha at the celebration were members of the Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes (Martha is the MARTHA, Page A

By Staff Sgt. Jamie Powell 36th Wing Public Affairs Airman 1st Class Andrew Leo, 36th Munitions Squadron, was awarded Andersen’s Best Dec. 27. Airman Leo was recognized for his superb job performance in which he has managed 2,000 job orders, the status of 40 personnel, and 15 vehicles. “I nominated Airman Leo for Andersen’s Best for his accomplishments, dedication to duty, sharp communication skills and keen understanding of AMMO processes,” said his supervisor, Tech. Sgt. Mathew Moy, 36th Munitions Squadron, noncommissioned officer in charge of Conventional Maintenance. Airman Leo scheduled maintenance for the largest air-toground and air-to-air munitions stockpile in the AF valued over one billion dollars. His sharp attention to detail has resulted in an outstanding 99 percent scheduling accuracy rate over the past six months. He expertly organized 20 complex bomb assembly operations utilizing the Combat Ammunition System database, and ensured on-time, serviceable munitions met 36 B-52 training sorties.

ANDERSEN’S BEST — Airman 1st Class Andrew Leo (of Naples), 36th Munitions Squadron, stands with his peers after being awarded Andersen’s Best on Dec. 27, 2010 at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamie Powell) More recently, Airman Leo has been selected to be Senior Airman “Below-the-Zone.” Andersen’s Best is a recognition program, which highlights a top performer from the 36th Wing. Each week, supervisors nominate a member of their team

for outstanding performance and the wing commander presents the selected Airman with an award. Andrew is a 2003 Lake Region High School graduate, and the son of Brenda and Steve Leo of Naples.

Gains made in erosion control

OTISFIELD — The first year of the Thompson Lake Environmental Association (TLEA) grant project to control erosion from sites in Otisfield was a huge success. Through the hard work of TLEA and its dedicated partners, soil erosion that washes into Thompson Lake was reduced by an estimated 52 tons. TLEA thanks the Town of Otisfield, the Jillson Camp and Cobbs Cove Road Associations, and the Silvaqua Owners Association for their generous support, both financial and through donated labor, supplies and equipment. TLEA also extends a special thank you to the numerous private property owners who planted buffers, built rain gardens, installed runoff diverters across driveways, and cut erosion from camp access roads. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has identified soil erosion as the greatest threat to the clarity of Maine lakes. Soil runs off from the surrounding land from rain and snowmelt, and fertilizes algae in the water. This can unleash a disastrous domino effect that causes once clear lakes to become choked by a thick, scummy mat of algae. Algae blooms like this have already happened in lakes near Augusta and Lewiston. TLEA wants to make sure it doesn’t happen on Thompson Lake. In January 2010, TLEA received a two-year, $62,000 grant from Maine DEP to control erosion in Otisfield from the worst erosion sites that were identified in a 2008 watershed survey. The principal offenders were town and private roads. In the summer of 2010, TLEA focused on fixing problems at Cobb Hill Road, Jillson Camp Road, and Ohuivo Camp Road. Additionally, the Silvaqua Owners Association undertook improvements at its south beach, and many landowners generously contributed their time and supplies to fight erosion. The grant allows TLEA to share the costs of addressing erosion concerns with its partners. All this work resulted in the reduction of erosion by an estimated 52 tons. This is more than half the total soil loss measured in Otisfield in the 2008 watershed survey, and the rough equivalent of keeping five, double-axle dump trucks full of soil out of the lake. TLEA is busy this winter planning projects to continue the strong start it made in 2010. The grant ends in January 2012. Funding for this project, in part, was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. 319 grants are administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA.

Joe Bruno named Civic Center trustee

Joe Bruno of Raymond has been appointed as a new Cumberland County Civic Center trustee. At a special meeting on Dec. 29, the Cumberland County Commissioners approved the selection of three trustees to serve three-year terms on the Cumberland County Civic Center Board of Trustees. Those chosen from a large pool of applicants were: Neal Pratt of Scarborough, reappointment; Gary Plummer of Windham, reappointment; and Joe Bruno of Raymond, new trustee. A swearing-in ceremony was held Friday, Jan. 7 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. “This was one of the most difficult appointments we have made to the board. We had several exceptionally well-qualified applicants, all of whom would have been a true asset to the Civic Center,” 2010 Commission Chairman Dick Feeney said. “We had to determine what candidates best represent the entire county and our citizens. We feel strongly the three appointees will represent the commissioners very well with the issues confronting the Civic Center this coming year. We thank all the applicants and congratulate the three new trustees.” The 2011 Cumberland County Civic Center Board of Trustees consists of the following members: Fred Forsley, John Menario, Richard Ranaghan, Linda Boudreau, Beth Edmonds, William Troubh, Neal Pratt, Gary Plummer and Joe Bruno.


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Fireman of Year

Martha’s moment

(Continued from Page A) group’s Queen Mother), the Sweden Historical Society, the South Bridgton Cemetery, area granges and six different post offices where Martha either worked as a postmaster or as an employee. There is no doubt that Martha is loved by her women friends but most of the men (married and otherwise) who spoke confessed that they were in love with Martha. In return, Martha declared her undying admiration, but said, “It works so well with the men because I don’t have to go home with them.” Jenny and Greg Huang-Dale, Jane Gibbons’ daughter and son-in-law, played a medley of square dance music and other songs with violin and guitar from the era when Martha, Tom Goodman, the Gibbons, the Harris’s and so many Sweden friends and neighbors danced at the old Town Hall in their youth. During the ceremony, Martha was so busy being gracious to all the attendees, she had to eat her lunch during the church service that followed the celebration. With her ribald, raucous, generous and joyful spirit, Martha Flint honored everyone with a life well spent.

Pursuing 3 grants

NAPLES – When the topic of federal grants comes up, people sometimes assume it is ‘free money for the taking.’ But, plenty of preparation goes into applying for grants, and getting those projects off the ground. Just ask Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine who has been pursuing three Community Development Block Grants through the Cumberland County Community Development Program. “I continue to be impressed with the work that goes into getting the grants,” Selectman Christine Powers said, prior to the Board of Selectmen’s unanimous vote for Goodine to move forward with the grant application process. The three, separate Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that the town is seeking would provide funding: 1.) To transport surplus-food supplies to food panGRANTS, Page A

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FRYEBURG’S NEW UNDERGROUND FIRE SUPPRESSION TANK — Those who attended last week’s ceremonial fire truck “topping off” event to mark the installation and operation of a 10,000-gallon fire suppression tank at the East Fryeburg Fire Station donated by Poland Spring Water Co. included, from left: Dana Pinkham of Poland Spring’s Capital Projects Program, Poland Spring Natural Resource Manager Mark Dubois, Selectman Rick Eastman, Fire Chief Richard “Ozzie” Sheaff, Selectman Ed Wilkey, Town Manager Sharon Jackson and Selectman Tom Klinepeter. (Ackley Photo)

Water tank donated to FFD

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer EAST FRYEBURG — A brand new 10,000-gallon underground fire suppression water tank at the East Fryeburg Fire Station on Denmark Road was unveiled at a ceremonial fire truck “topping off” ceremony, last week, attended by town officials and representatives of Poland Spring Water Company. Now, firefighters from Fryeburg and nearby towns like Denmark and Bridgton will have access to a reliable water source. Selectmen Rick Eastman, Tom Klinepeter and Ed Wilkey, along with Town Manager Sharon Jackson and Fire Chief Richard “Ozzie” Sheaff, attended Thursday morning’s topping off ceremony, as did Natural Resource Manager Mark Dubois and other representatives of the Poland Spring Water Company. The new fire suppression tank was entirely funded by a $30,000 Poland Spring Good Neighbor Grant. E & R Excavation of Fryeburg installed the concrete tank, in late 2010. “The new fire suppression tank provides a consistent and dependable source of water for firefighting,” said Fire Chief Sheaff. “In the past, water was withdrawn from Elkins Brook,” said Sheaff, “but water levels fluctuated and were sometimes

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knowing we have it.” “The Town of Fryeburg is very grateful for Poland Spring’s support of this project,” said Town Manager Sharon Jackson. “We appreciate their interest in the safety of our citizens and thank them for this generous grant.” “Poland Spring’s commitment is always to be a good neighbor to the people of Fryeburg,” said Natural Resource Manager Mark Dubois. “When we learned that the fire suppression tank was a critical need, we wanted to TANK, Page A

Kent’s Landing tenant gets the boot (Continued from Page A) road, allowing easy access onto the ice, Goodine said. Signage will make it clear to ice-fishing enthusiasts where driving is permissible. The idea is to deter motorized traffic from traveling on areas that have undergone ren-

ovations, he said. Future plans for Kent’s Landing include incorporating the land into the town beach. This fall, construction began on a bathroom facility with changing rooms. The structure is located on the Naples Town Beach parcel. Landscaping

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(Continued from Page A) and appreciate,” he said. He witnesses that same public support during town events like the Fourth of July celebrations and the upcoming Naples Winter Carnival. “The (NFRD) food booth attracts people. They buy food from us because they want to give back to the fire department. They know it’s fundraising that’s going back into their community. I think it really helps the community bond, so to speak,” Paraschak said. When Paraschak came into the station on Saturday, the parking lot was full. Inside, about 40 people were assembled for a training session. As fire jackets were pulled on, the towns written across the backs included Fryeburg, Norway, Paris and Naples. From the second-floor recreation room, a horizontal window reveals the garage below. A traditional fireman’s pole is roped off, and the hole down to the first floor is covered by “doors” that are bolted shut. “The title of the award is a bit misleading: Firefighter,” Paraschak said of his recent recognition. “I’m not the best firefighter. When it comes to a structure fire, and it’s myself and three younger guys, I am not going to be the one doing the interior firefighting work. I’ll send in the younger guys because they’re in better physical shape and they’re quicker,” he said, adding he sometimes takes a supervisory role or runs the equipment. “The award takes into consideration the EMT background, too. I think it’s awarded to an all-around member, someone who can do a variety of jobs, someone who is well-rounded,” he said. “EMT skills could come into play in all situations, including a fire call. A firefighter could get injured. If we are responding to a car wreck, there could be multiple injuries,” Paraschak said. Paraschak said some of the projects he has worked on include: Fire suppression installation, the driver-trainer program, keeping the department in line with requirements for federal funding, and grassroots fund-raisers for the department. When it was certain the Bay of Naples Bridge and Causeway construction would happen, Paraschak was among those who made certain a water pipeline would be installed. Although costs forced the town to omit some of the original details, an underground water main will provide the fire department with a viable water source. In the future, businesses along the Causeway will have the opportunity to hook up — gaining fire suppression and possibly accessing potable water. Through the driver-trainer program trainings, volunteers gain versatility as they become capable of operating the equipment on the department’s various rigs. In addition, NFRD adheres to insurance policy requirements. Regarding politics on the federal level and qualifying for much-needed grant money, Paraschak said, “I’m instrumental in informing the department of what needs to be done. If we don’t do the right training, the department doesn’t get the grants.” “What I like is fundraising: The Christmas Tree sales, the comedy night. By fundraising, we bring in a little extra money so that we don’t burden the town’s taxpayers as much,” he said. “The community spirit really comes out when we have fundraisers.”


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Cebra to chair committee State Rep. Rich Cebra of Naples has been named House chairman of the Transportation Committee, putting him in position to shape policy on issues ranging from driver’s licenses to railroads and the Maine Turnpike. He also has been appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules, which sets operational guidelines for the 125th Legislature, and he is the chairman of the House Ethics Committee. Rep. Cebra (R-Naples), now in his fourth legislative term, brings strong experience to his new chairmanship post. He has served on the

Transportation panel during the last two Legislatures. “I expect an extremely busy session in the committee, dealing with the state’s aging infrastructure,” he said. “We have a large backlog of work on roads and bridges. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make our roads safer and improve the state’s transportation system. For too long, our infrastructure has been on the back burner. I hope to make it a high priority. “We’re fortunate to have some fine legislators returning to the committee,” he added, “including Representative Kim Rosen (R-Bucksport) and Senator Doug Thomas (R-

Somerset).” Sen. Ron Collins (R-York), a former four-term state representative and a veteran of the Transportation panel, will serve as the Senate chair. House Speaker Robert Nutting, who made the chairmanship appointment, said Rep. Cebra brings high energy and a sense of fairness to the job. “Rich Cebra has the right experience for this position, but perhaps more importantly, he is known for his integrity and his strong interest in improving our roads,” he said. “I have no doubt that he will handle this important committee in an outstanding fashion.” The Transportation Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Transportation; the Bureau of TO SHAPE TRANSPORTATION POLICY — State Representative Rich Cebra (second from Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 2.0 cents Motor Vehicles; motor vehicle right) has been named House chairman of the Transportation Committee. Rep. Cebra (RNaples) is beginning his fourth legislative term. per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.18 per gallon Monday. CEBRA, Page A This compares with the national average that has increased 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07 per gallon, according to gasoline price website MaineGasPrices.com Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices were 36.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day number of clients they serve in water-main project is estimated domestic violence reports. The one year ago and are 7.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. (Continued from Page A) The national average has increased 10.4 cents per gallon during tries in Naples and Casco, 2.) To the past year. Rural food pan- to cost $263,000, according to social worker – whose salthe last month and stands 33.8 cents per gallon higher than this continue the underground water tries are especially vulnerable Goodine. The project would ary would be paid on a grant day one year ago. line already being installed to transportation barriers that hinge on whether or not resi- basis – would serve Naples, along the Causeway, and 3.) affect the distribution of food.” dents support it at town meet- Standish, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and Gorham. The Qualifying for the CDBG ing, he said. To hire a social services worker “It would be a 50-50 com- grant would support an annual to accompany law enforcement to pay for add-ons to the water on in-home visits following a main installation means the mitment. We are showing that income of $35,000 for a twotown must prove residents in we want it to happen and we’re year period. domestic violence report. restoration & repair “There are no matching If Naples received the grant the area fall in the low to mod- willing to put up significant of wood/canvas canoes for the food transportation proj- erate income range, Goodine money to make it happen,” he funds; it will be paid for entiresaid. ly through the grant,” Goodine ect, it would be required to pay said. 394 hio ridge rd., denmark me 04022 Naples qualifies for the third said. Recently, volunteers from 10 percent of the annual cost. “We don’t mind getting proAccording to Goodine, that the Naples Fire and Rescue grant because it ranks among 207-452-2687 would be about $1,300 a year. 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Should sprinklers be part of construction plans? see what’s good for our community and what to do,” Chief Garland said. Selectman Earl Cash said he was playing the “devil’s advocate” when he cautioned that the town should go forward very carefully in the matter of whether or not to require subdivisions and/or residential construction to have sprinkler systems — he also addressed the issue of those locations that would have access to a main source of water and those “off the beaten path.” “We never had much luck with (requiring) fire ponds (in subdivisions),” Selectman Cash said. “They were not taken care of, and there was often a question of who owned

them.” “But, if we, as the town, say they must have this, it’s the Big Brother thing, sort of,” said Cash. “There are two different prices here — those on a water main and ones not — because, again, once we do this and step into it, we want to give people the best fire protection we can. But, if we require some to have this and this…I think we need something middle of the road, where people can absorb it within reason.” “That’s why I think it’s good to have a committee — with the selectmen, planning board, fire department and the public — to come up with a fair, consistent standard across the board for everybody,” stat-

ed Chief Garland. “That way, developers would know what the cost is up front. Right now, we don’t have that.” Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the issue of sprinkler systems needs to be looked “not piecemeal, but on a larger scale.” “I think, quite frankly, Glen and the planning board might want to take leadership and come back and update us,” said Berkowitz. “They could try to make a codified regulation that works well for the planning board and that works well for the code enforcement officer.” “I don’t think this can just be (a regulation) for subdivisions,” Selectman Woody

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(Continued from Page A) play here,” Berkowitz said. “They were dealing with findings of fact but had not finalized the project.” Bradt said the citizens’ lawyer who assisted in drawing up the petition language recommended adding the Dec. 1 date

for pending applications but that the group was not aware it could be applied retroactively to the McDonald’s project. “We had no idea,” Bradt said. At next week’s selectmen’s meeting, Lee Eastman, chair of the Economic Development Committee, will be asked to

Rep. Cebra selected (Continued from Page A) registration and license plates; driver’s licenses; and the Maine Turnpike Authority. It also oversees the Highway Fund; transportation policy; aeronautics; highway and bridge construction and maintenance; highway safety; waterways; railroads; and motor vehicles and motor carriers. The Maine Legislature has 16 bipartisan policy committees, which handle bills and issues that fall within their areas of jurisdiction. Each committee has 13 members — three senators and 10 representatives.

explain how the committee arrived at their decision to recommend that the selectmen go on record opposing both petitions. The board of selectmen split 3-2 on the issue at their Jan. 11 meeting, with dissenting Selectmen Paul Hoyt and Robert “Woody” Woodward saying they wanted to know how that recommendation came to be made. Alan Manoian, the town’s Director of Economic and Community Development, declined comment when asked by The Bridgton News about the committee’s recommendation, made at their Dec. 6 meeting after the motion was made by member Chuck Renneker and seconded by Jim Mains Jr. The motion also recommended that

the board of selectmen “develop alternative approaches and regulations . . . by the production and adoption of alternative land development regulations by town staff professionals.” Manoian, the town’s staff professional for economic development, added that Berkowitz “is going to be the sole information person” on questions related to the petition effort and referendum. Manoian said he is focusing on efforts to update the town’s comprehensive plan over the next six to nine months. Berkowitz said Tuesday it has yet to be determined whether the board’s 3-2 recommendation urging voters to reject the referendum questions will appear on the ballot.

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Woodward said. “And, that’s part of the discussion we had,” said Garland. “That’s the thing we struggle with — how far from a dry hydrant (can a structure be) before we require another water supply? So everybody’s treated the same.” Selectman Doug Taft asked if a sprinkler system regulation adopted, at some point, by the town, would be retroactive. “I certainly am not going to ask for it to be retroactive,” the fire chief said. “What’s built is built.” Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione said he favors the town manager’s suggestion. “This could be a joint effort put forward by the planning board and fire department with a committee working with them and one member of the board of selectmen,” Triglione stated. “At our next meeting — a workshop session — we’ll discuss this and we’ll come back,” said Collins. In order to avoid the issue of whether a quorum (three of the five selectmen and/or three of five planning board members) is present at a public meeting other than the board of selectmen’s meetings, Berkowitz suggested that the

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, January 11: 11:06 a.m. A caller reported a dog on Chadbourne Hill Road that barks from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. 2:35 p.m. An employee at a convenience store on Main Street reported a subject that would not leave. 3:02 p.m. A caller reported criminal mischief to the doors and locks as well as a burglary at the Downeast Ski Club building at the Shawnee Peak Ski Area parking lot. A window was broken, a door lock was broken and a lower window screen was torn. 5:39 p.m. A caller reported a dog barking on Beaver Creek Farm Road.

7:25 p.m. A caller on Wildwood Road reported hearing five or six gunshots in the area. A police officer checked the area but could not locate anyone. Wednesday, January 12: 10:04 a.m. A tractor-trailer truck was reported to be crosswise at the intersection of Chadbourne Hill Road and Alumni Lane in North Bridgton. A local towing company removed the tractor-trailer truck, and the road was reopened. 11:26 a.m. A caller reported four vehicles stuck on the hill on South High Street near North Road. 11:51 a.m. A police officer was requested to come to Main Hill on Main Street (Route 302) where two tractor-trailer

trucks were stuck. Bridgton Public Works laid down some sand, and the trucks were moving along again. 12:23 p.m. A caller advised that a Bridgton Public Works truck had broken a pole next to a Central Maine Power pole on Portland Road near Perreault Lane. The Public Works director went to the scene and personally reported the incident to the CMP office. 5:11 p.m. A resident of Sweden Road (Route 93) reported that an orange-colored plow truck “just took out” their mailbox. The caller was referred to the Maine Department of Transportation. 8:07 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a fight on Main Street near the Subway sandwich shop

entrance. Three subjects were reportedly walking in the roadway, when a driver almost struck them with a vehicle. An argument ensued between the driver and the three subjects that were walking in the road. One of the three male pedestrians was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Thursday, January 13: 9:09 a.m. A man and a woman were issued warnings for disorderly conduct, after an officer responded to a report of suspicious activity on Howard Trail. 1:19 p.m. A caller reported an older male subject walking along Maple Street with a beer in his hand. The man was gone, upon the police officer’s

arrival. Sunday, January 16: 12:26 a.m. A male subject was issued a verbal warning for harassment by telephone, after a complaint was made. 9:04 a.m. A caller reported that snowmobiles had been using a private driveway, even after it had been posted for “No trespassing.” 9:44 a.m. Bridgton Police and the Bridgton Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on South Bridgton Road near Bear Trap Road. The Maine Department of Transportation was contacted for sanding. The vehicle was pulled back onto the road, and the on scene command was terminated. 9:01 p.m. A dead deer was reported in the middle of Route

302 (North High Street) about one mile east of Mountain Road. The responding police officer moved the deer to the side of the road and MDOT was advised. 9:27 p.m. An employee at a Main Street convenience store reported the theft of $27.06 worth of gasoline. Monday, January 17: 11:02 a.m. A caller reported seeing a bobcat or a mountain lion on Fosterville Road. ADC Jack Knight was paged and he reported back “that there is a mountain lion in the area and advised of another incident allegedly involving a mountain lion in the town of Denmark.” Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued three summonses and 29 warnings.

The following is a partial listing of divorces that were granted in Ninth District Court in Bridgton from July 28 through September 30, 2010, on grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: Herbert Demerchant, of Casco, from Jeanna Demerchant, of Casco, married June 21, 2001 at Brewer. Shared parental rights of two minor children whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Michael Alan Jacobson, of Bowdoinham, from Jessica Lynn Jacobson, of Raymond, married Sept. 20, 2003 at Hope. David Vance, of Standish, from Maria L. Vance, of Buxton, married Dec. 9, 2000

at Buxton. Shared parental rights of one minor child whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Christina J. Batchelor, of Lovell, from Richard C. Batchelor, of Lovell, married Oct. 25, 1992 at Lovell. Shared parental rights of four minor children whose primary residence shall be with either parent. Valencia Ann Begay, of Hiram, from Donald Saunders, of Portland, married July 27, 2002 at Portland. Pamela Joyce Kelley, of Standish, from Davis Joseph Kelley, of Rye, N.H., married June 24, 1995 at Bangor. Shared parental rights of two minor children whose primary residence shall be with the

mother. Anna Giberson, of Cumberland, from James R. Giberson, of Windham, married Nov. 30, 2001 at Casco. Shared parental rights of one minor child whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Peter L. Palmer, of Sebago, from Cheryl L. Palmer, of Biddeford, married Aug. 17, 1997 at Biddeford. Shared parental rights of one minor child who shall reside with either parent. Walter O. Ward, of Fryeburg, from Tamara Ward, of Stow, married June 12, 1993 at Baldwin. Shared parental rights of three minor children

whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Richard Frank Doble Jr., of Fryeburg, from Dawn Marie Doble, of Fryeburg, married June 26, 1999 at Fryeburg. Jessica L. Hunter, of Naples, from Ian Michael Hunter, of Lisbon, married April 21, 2006 at Portland. Judy L. Leamy, of Standish, from David Leamy, of Standish, married Feb. 9, 2003 at Standish. Tara-Lee Arline Wykes, of Porter, from Neal Charles Wykes, of Naples, married June 29, 2002 at Bridgton. William R. Chute, of Casco, from Tracy L. Chute, of Casco, married Sept. 24, 1995

at Otisfield. Shared parental rights of three minor children whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Tatum N. Haynes, of Standish, from Christopher M. Haynes, of Standish, married June 20, 1998 at Portland. Shared parental rights of two minor children whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Michelle F. Reed, of Brownfield, from Michael E. Reed, of Center Conway, N.H., married Sept. 13, 2003 at Bridgton. Shared parental rights of one minor child who shall reside with either parent. Alicia M. Wilkinson, of Standish, from David R. Wilkinson, of Nobleboro, married May 9, 1998 at Windham. Shared parental rights of two minor children whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Leif H. Felix, of Raymond, from Debra S. Felix, of Milbridge, married April 21, 1978 at Milbridge. Amy J. Geyer, of East Baldwin, from Shawn M. Geyer, of Porter, married Oct. 25, 2003 at Baldwin. Ethel M. Laliberty, of Fryeburg, from Roland R. Laliberty, of Mexico, married May 20, 2000 at Fryeburg. Linda P. Lee, of Lyman, from Patrick G. Lee, of

Raymond, married Aug. 24, 1991 at Fairfax, Vt. Madelyn K. Williams, of Raymond, from Jeremy Fusco, of Gorham, married April 9, 2009 at Ventura, Calif. Damon M. Brooks, of Bridgton, from Dorothy I. Brooks, of Casco, married Oct. 18, 1986 at Casco. Shared parental rights of three minor children whose primary residence shall be with the father. Melissa E. Graffam, of Standish, from Daniel K. Graffam, of Standish, married July 22, 2000 at Westbrook. Shared parental rights of one minor child who shall reside with either parent. Wendy Higgins, of Bridgton, from Ricky Scot Higgins, of Bridgton, married Feb. 21, 1996 at Auburn. Sole parental rights of three minor children granted to the mother. Jeffrey T. Dolloff, of Standish, from Linda Dolloff, of Standish, married Dec. 6, 1998 at Miami, Fla. Israel Mendez Anzaldua III, of Casco, from Cassandra Dawn Anzaldua, of Naples, married March 25, 2008 at Naples. Angela J. Gronlund, of Bridgton, from Geoffrey G. Gronlund, of Bridgton, married June 23, 2001 at Portland. Shared parental rights of two DIVORCE, Page 10A

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The January meeting of the Lovell Neighborhood Watch has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the New Suncook School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For those who would like to check out the group, you can visit www.lovellmaine.net The extension of the deadline for the Pepsi Refresh Challenge has given the Mother Seton group new hope. Currently the effort to win a permanent home for the mothers by voting for the idea on the website http:// www.refresheverything.com/ mothersetonhouse is rated 81 out of 302 projects, which is fantastic for a small community in Maine. This group of hopeful people can see their dream come true if everyone out there continues to vote. To make it even better, the group has a partner, called Mommy’s Heartbeat, which is kind of ironic because the Mother Seton House will provide a home for mommies. Each day, cast one extra vote at their link http://pep.si/cQOAXe then scroll down and leave a comment “this is a vote for Mother Seton House,” the vote will be transferred to the “house” column. Tell your friends, send them the information, and with a lot of prayers, we just might beat the odds. Here’s an update on the Masonic benefit breakfast held for Bryson Herlihy. Over 300 people answered the call to help this little boy, who is presently going through a tough time, as are his parents. The breakfast had the largest attendance since the Masons started holding these breakfasts to benefit many causes. Then, on Jan. 8, the sophomore class of Fryeburg Academy, led by Class President Michelle Bouchard, held a spaghetti dinner at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. It must have given these young people, who knew at least one person in Bryson’s family, an added incentive to plan and put together a dinner to help this little boy. The weather wasn’t the greatest but still, in an educated guess, over 250 to 300 people showed up, adding their support to the family. What positive power this gives to Bryson’s parents, T.J. and Aimee, knowing so many people are standing behind them giving them the strength to take care of their baby. At these times it proves there is still heart out there. Don’t forget that the Fryeburg

Academy softball team is having a fundraiser for spring training. It’s a performance by comedian Tim Sample on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 per person and can be obtained by going online to boxoffice@fryeburgacademy. org or by calling 935-9232. The New Suncook School Playground Committee and PTA are organizing fundraisers to buy new playground equipment for the school. The new equipment would be suitable for all the students. New Suncook is an inclusive school, where special needs students are mainstreamed into the classrooms and lunchrooms with the other students, so the playground equipment must be upgraded to meet their needs also. With the equipment geared to their needs, special needs students can maintain strong bodies just as much as non-special needs students. The group will be putting on a potluck dinner on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the school, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, a student art display and raffles. Some of the items included in the raffle are an overnight stay for four people at the Courtyard Marriott in Boston, Mass.; an American Girl gift certificate; a handmade quilt; a Mountain Top Music Center gift certificate; a “Day of Beauty” basket; and theme baskets made by classes at the school. The admission for dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the New Suncook School office. There is a need for volunteers to make a dish for dinner or dessert. There will be a signup sheet in the school office. The drawing of the raffle will take place at 6:45 p.m. Well, we’re all disappointed again because the New England Patriots lost, but there will still be a Super Bowl Game. Because of the great response to the lobster rolls, the Fryeburg Academy softball parents, through the Raiders Booster Club, are bring them back again. Anyone living in the SAD 72 area or Bridgton, Cornish, North Conway/Conway, N.H. area can call for a lobster roll to be delivered to your door on Sunday, Feb. 6 between 3 and 5 p.m. To order, you can go online to raidersboosterclub@yahoo.com and order the number of rolls including your SETON, Page A

There was quite the gathering for Martha Flint, our “Queen Mom,” of the Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Group, at her celebration of life party held recently at Sweden Town Hall. I couldn’t count them all, but there were probably around 200 people or more — it was standing room only. There were folks from far away and near, some with funny stories and some with stories that brought a tear. There were postal workers she had worked with, people from Bridgton Academy where she graduated, Red Hatters, members of the Bridgton Hospital Guild, church groups — you name the group, and I’m sure she helped out in some way or did fundraisers — whatever it took, she would always come through. She loves basketball and goes to Bridgton Academy games all the time. The boys love her

and she loves them. She ran our Red Hatters with ease, not letting on, it really was quite a job. She has many friends who sure will miss her when she’s gone. Her laugh and smile would light up the room. I’m sure going to miss her when the good Lord takes her. Let’s just pray it won’t be too soon, and she will be around to do all her unfinished work. Red Hatters, don’t forget lunch at Tom’s Homestead on Friday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. We’ll be eating from the menu, but they need a head count, so get in touch with Martha soon. The Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills will have a supper on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. Adults pay $7, children $4 and kids five and under eat free. The menu is home-baked beans, chop suey, coleslaw, potato salad, hot dogs and home baked pies.

and help donate to the recreNo matter how frigid the ation department for free. winter, there’s always one hot January night in Bridgton, thanks to David A. Lee. That’s why the 7th Annual Deep Freeze Bluegrass Music Festival will be celebrated in his memory on Saturday, Jan. 29, at The New Year is the time 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall on for a new you, right? Have you Route 302. Bring your instruresolved to get fit and have ment for the open jam! fun while doing it? Well, with “David started this imporZUMBA you can do just that. tant fund-raiser for Lakes ZUMBA is a dance party Environmental Association that happens to be exercise. (LEA), which is also a wonderThat’s why they call it exer- ful event for the community,” cise in disguise! Come and try it said Peter Lowell, LEA execuwith ZUMBA/AFAA Certified tive director. “It brings top-notch instructor Vicki Toole. Your first bluegrass bands to the area for class is free! You can find the fans and families to enjoy. It’s updated class schedule on www. really a fun evening.” zumba.com or e-mail Vicki at The event is just one of the lrcjv@fairpoint.net or call 787- many ways that Lee, who died 3327. Oct. 28, 2010 contributed to his Classes are held in Bridgton, community. He also served on Naples and starting Thursday, the Bridgton Planning Board Jan. 20, a six-week session and was a volunteer firefightwill begin in Brownfield at the er for the South Bridgton Fire Community Center on Main Department for 50-plus years. Street (first class is not free at He first got involved with LEA Brownfield location only).

a decade ago, when he sold a parcel of land that became part of the Holt Pond Preserve. “That was a good example of how much he did for the community,” Lowell said. “It’s a very diverse and interesting piece of property and he worked with us so it was affordable for the preserve project. Sawyer Brook runs through the 100plus acres and several types of

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George and Katie Staley of Naples are pleased to announce the marriage of his daughter, Jessica Staley, to Jeremy Brooks of Kennebunk. Jeremy is the son of Alison Bailey of Kennebunk and James Ham of South Carolina. The happy couple was married on Oct. 9, 2010 at York Harbor Inn. The ceremony was performed by Mimi Goodwin of New York. The maid of honor was sister of the bride, Nicole Mitchell of Eliot. Bridesmaids were Tori Brooks of Kennebunk and Brittany Staley of Naples. The best man was Mike Flemming of North Carolina. Ushers were Jason Laprel of Kennebunk and Jeff Philbrook of Eliot. Lynn Ouimette was the flower girl, and Hayden Staley was the ring bearer. The bride is a graduate of Marshwood High school and is employed by Phillips Van Heusen, Corp. of Kittery. The bridegroom graduated from Kennebunk High School and is employed by York Harbor Inn. The couple honeymooned in the White Mountains after the wedding.

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BROWNFIELD — Thanks to a set of volunteers, especially Charlie Coville and Matt Coen, the new skating rink is ready at the Brownfield Recreation Center, according to Recreation Director Tara Warren. She is still looking for volunteers to help run the snack shack/warming hut, and asks anyone interested in helping to call her at 9353800. Zumba classes start Thursday, Jan. 20 at the center and run for six weeks. The cost is $45 for six weeks or at a drop-in rate of $10 per week. E-mail brownfieldrecdept@yahoo.com to register. The Brownfield Community Center will also host the second annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Jan. 29. There will be sleigh rides, dogsled rides, ice skating, sledding, snowmobile demonstrations, food and fun. Also, check out the center’s website for details on how people can be paid to shop

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GIS mapping workshop SOUTH PARIS — GIS mapping will be the topic of a workshop on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon sponsored by the western Maine chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. Michele Windsor of the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District and Region 11 Technical School forestry instructor Al Schaeffer will demonstrate features of geographic information

systems mapping and how they can be used for woodlots at the event, to be held in room 215 at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris. Features include boundaries, brooks and streams, timber types, roads and trails, deeryards, potential or actual harvest areas, etc. Basic introduction to GPS will also be included in the three-hour session. This is the first of a two-part

program planned this winter. The January meeting will focus on free mapping software such as Google Earth. The next meeting set for Saturday, Feb. 19 will look at more advanced features provided through such programs as ArcGIS. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. For more information, contact chapter President Bill Haynes at 583-2963 or Merle Ring at 441-3276.

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(Continued from Page A) name, address and phone number. You can also call Stacy McConkey at 320-0006, Val Tripp at 557-2566 or Ruth Apt at 935-3019. The amount of people needed to make this fundraiser a success proves the amount of support and respect the softball team receives from the booster and family members. The lobster rolls are $8 each, and must be paid for on delivery (with the correct amount), or beforehand. The Fryeburg Academy Softball Team has brought great success to the program, and this is a great way to support them.

The Lake Region High School Band will host a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, in conjunction with the Poland vs. Lake Region varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball games. The menu includes pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will support the band’s trip in May. Price for dinner is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Tickets are available from band members or at the LRHS office.

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Jan. 24 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10 to 11 a.m., library. Jan. 24 — Charlotte’s Web, grades 3-5, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. Jan. 26 — Cribbage, 9 a.m., library. NAPLES Jan. 20 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. Jan. 20, 27 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Jan. 21, 24 — Step Into Fitness, indoor walking program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., LRHS. Transportation: 647-3116. Jan. 25 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. Jan. 25 — Preschool Storytime, 10:45 a.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Jan. 25 — Spaghetti dinner to benefit LRHS Band, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Lake Region High School. Jan. 26 — Free Breakfast and Fellowship, 8 to 10 a.m., Naples United Methodist Church, 1000 Roosevelt Trail. Cancels with SAD 61 schools. FMI: 6936594. Jan. 26, 28 — Step Into Fitness, indoor walking program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., LRHS. Transportation: 647-3116. RAYMOND Jan. 24 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. Jan. 24 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. Jan. 26 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 6554283. Jan. 26 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library. Jan. 29 — Free community meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd., off Rte. 85. SEBAGO Jan. 24 — Story Hour for Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. Jan. 25 — Sebago Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. FMI: 787-2321. WATERFORD Jan. 20 — Community potluck supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford

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Jan. 26 — Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. Jan. 26 — Bridgton Bookies, 3 p.m., library. Jan. 26 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Jan. 27 — Bridgton Rotary Club, dental hygenist Cathy Fasper, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church. Public welcome. Jan. 27 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Jan. 27 — Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Community Center. Jan. 28 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Luncheon Group, 1 p.m., Tom’s Homestead. Jan. 29 — CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Classes, 9 a.m., Community Center. Jan. 29 — 7th annual Deep Freeze Bluegrass Music Festival benefit for LEA, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8580. BROWNFIELD Jan. 20, 27 — Tai chi, 6 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Jan. 20 — Zumba classes begin, Brownfield Community Center. Jan. 22 — Italian supper with brownie sundaes, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Church. Jan. 29 — Second annual Winter Carnival, Brownfield Community Center. FMI: www. brownfieldrecdept.com CASCO Jan. 20, 25, 27 — Dodge Ball, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for middle and high school age, 3:30 to 4:30 for grades 3 to 5, Community Center. Jan. 20, 27 — Adult coed volleyball, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Center gym. FMI: 627-4187. Jan. 23, 26, 30 — Adult coed basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Center. gym. FMI: 627-4187. Jan. 25 — Social yoga, 9 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-4187. Jan. 25 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. Jan. 26 — Hannaford nutrition class, “The Truth About

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WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House will hold a community potluck supper on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. All are welcome.  The Community House is located in Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Road behind the village green next door to the church. Community suppers are held on the third Thursday of each month through May. The hosts for this supper are Ginny and Denny Raymond and Meg Wheeler. Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.

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Causeway, and children’s activities at the Naples Town Gym. A Winter Carnival Social will be held on Saturday night at Sydney’s Restaurant starting at 8 p.m. The Naples Fire Department and the Naples Lions Club will be providing refreshments at the daily events.   In addition, Hannaford Supermarket will be sponsoring a fishing derby for children and adults alike on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the proceeds supporting the United Way Programs. For more information, contact Dan Allen at 318-6965.

SEBAGO — Workshops in painting and in mask-making will be offered at Spaulding Memorial Library as part of the library’s free Push Back the Stacks arts series. The workshops are open to participants of all ages but advance registration is necessary. All materials will be supplied at no cost. Each workshop will last about an hour and a half and are as follows: • Painting on slate (from the library’s old roof) will be taught by local artist and teacher Donna Kantor on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. This workshop still has

five spaces open, so call soon to sign up. • Mask-making using paper and cardboard will be taught by Portland artist and teacher Libby Marcus on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to sign up with their children so they can create masks together. Push Back the Stacks is funded by the Maine Community Foundation, Shaw Brothers Construction and generous individuals. For more information, call 787-2321.

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Dodge. Head nurse Ratched is played by Windham’s Jonna Boure. Other cast members include Vin Brown as Chief Bromden; Keli Forke as Candy Starr; John Anderson as Martini; Jim Krainin as Cheswick; Diane Levitt as Nurse Flinn; Tim Lorrain as Dale Harding; Dona Forke as Dr. Spivey; Paula Easton as Scanlon; Tulleigh Shaughnessy as Billy Babbit; Ed Forke as Aide Turkle; Lew Krainin as Ruckley; Allen Sample as Aide Warren; Eric Walker as Aide Williams; and Nikki Polland as Sandra. The play contains mature content and profanity. The director is Rob Juergens, and producers are Lew Krainin and Janet Ver Planck. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at Krainin Real Estate on Route 302 in Raymond, Krainin Real Estate on Route 302 in Naples, and at Hayes True Value Hardware in Bridgton. For more information visit www.lrctme.org or call 8383846.

Bluegrass

(Continued from Page A) forest ecosystems there.” Lee didn’t play an instrument, but was a longtime and avid bluegrass fan, traveling all along the East Coast for bluegrass festivals and picking parties. He was one of the earlier charter members of BMAM (Bluegrass Music Association of Maine) and had extensive contacts in the bluegrass community. Tickets are available at the LEA office, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, or at Bridgton Books, Running With Scissors, and at the door. Admission is $15 for adults; $25 for couples, and $30 for families. For more information contact LEA at 647-8580 or lakes@leamaine.org

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NAPLES — The annual Naples Winter Carnival will be held on Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 13. The weekend events start with a snowmobile Torch Light Parade on Friday night beginning at Black Bear Café and ending at Bray’s Brew Pub with stops in between. Snowmobile events include a Radar Run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a 1,000foot ice track, and will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Other events are helicopter rides, a lakeside bonfire followed by fireworks at 6 p.m. on Saturday night along the

(Continued from Page A) minor children whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Brittany R. Jarvis, of Porter, from Gregory J. Jarvis Jr., of Auburn, married Aug. 11, 2007 at Porter. Sole parental rights of one minor child granted to the mother. Denise Stuart, of Bridgton, from Thomas Stuart, of Bridgton, married June 28, 1997 at Bridgton. Shared parental rights of one minor child whose primary residence shall be with the mother. George E. Whipple, of Hiram, from Peggy Sue Whipple, of Porter, married June 27, 1992 at Brownfield. Shared parental rights of three minor children whose primary residence shall be with the father. Julie G. Packard, of Naples, from William J. Packard, of Naples, married Aug. 28, 1992 at Carrabassett Valley. Shared parental rights of two minor children with one child’s primary residence to be with the father and the other child’s primary residence shall be with the mother. Peter W. Anderson, of Casco, from Karen L. Anderson, of Freeport, married Feb. 14, 1998 at Gray. Shared parental rights of one minor child whose primary residence shall be with the father. Michael W. Chagnon, of Hiram, from Barbara I. Chagnon, of Hiram, married June 8, 1996 at Limerick. Shared parental rights of two minor children who shall reside with either parent. Stephen Eugene Gilikson, of Naples, from Laurie Ann Gulikson, of Naples, married Dec. 30, 1982 at Randolph, Vt. Allocated parental rights with the primary residence of both children to be with the mother. Benjamin Earl Haskell, of Standish, from Shawna Joy Haskell, of Standish, married June 29, 2002 at Standish. Shared parental rights of two minor children who shall reside with either parent. Angela Rodriguez, of Bridgton, from Antonio Rodriguez Garcia, of Westbrook, married Sept. 10, 1997 at York Beach. Lesley Davis, of Naples, from Dennis James Harris, of Standish, married Aug. 10, 2007 at Porter. Shared parental rights of one minor child whose primary residence shall be with the mother. Beth A. Howard, of Brownfield, from Jeffrey Howard, of Buxton, married June 18, 1988 at Conway, N.H. Sole parental rights of three minor children granted to the mother. Dawn M. Porter, of Sebago, from Steven W. Porter, of Sebago, married Dec. 25, 1991 at Sebago. Shared custody of two minor children who shall reside with either parent. A. Carl Westerberg, of Fryeburg, from Jennifer L. Westerberg, of Fryeburg, married May 29, 1999 at Lovell. Shared parental rights of two minor children who shall reside with either parent.


Mushers’ Bowl

January 20, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11A

A busy Winter Carnival! led by Loon Echo Land Trust, free with carnival button, snowshoes provided – if needed. 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Horsedrawn carriage rides, Highland Lake Park, free with button 10 a.m. — 2 p.m., Ice fishing contest for children 16 years old or younger, Highland Lake, free with button. 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Snowmobile rides offered by Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club. 11 a.m., Registration opens for “Freezin’ for a Reason” polar dip, Highland Lake Park. 1 p.m., “Freezin’ for a Reason” polar plunge fundraiser for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Highland Lake. 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m., Mason’s Chowder Festival, Mason’s Hall, Route 117. 2:30 — 4 p.m., Nature Hike at Pondicherry Park, led by naturalist with Lakes Environmental Association, meet in the parking lot by Magic Lantern, snowshoes provided, free with carnival button. 4:30 — 6:30 p.m., Sing and ski with WBZ at après ski party, Shawnee Peak. 5 – 6:30 p.m., Baked bean supper hosted by Bridgton Lions Club, St. Joseph’s Church, South High Street. 8 p.m. to midnight, Dance, Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. Event sponsored by Bridgton Community Complex. SUNDAY’S EVENTS 9 a.m. — 2 p.m., Mushers Bowl Dogsled Races and Skijoring, Five Fields Farm, Route 107, South Bridgton, free with button. 10 a.m. — noon, Snowshoe hike up Bald Pate Mountain, free with button, snowshoes provided. 3 p.m., Mushers Bowl Awards Ceremony and supper, Five Fields Farm, Route 107, Dinner hosted by South Bridgton Congregational Church at Five Fields Farm.

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Don’t let the dogs have all the winter fun on Mushers Bowl weekend! Winter is a great time to take a hike. Bundle up, grab a friend or two, and join Loon Echo Land Trust for a moderate snowshoe hike to the summit of Bald Pate Mountain. See animal tracks and great views that aren’t available at other times of the year. There will be a hike on both days, this Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The hikes take approximately two hours. Hikers should wear appropriate winter clothing, bring snacks, water and snowshoes (a few pairs will be available upon request). Check in at the Five Fields Farm stand by 9:45 a.m. to register. Although there is no charge for the hike, there is a $3 charge for an admission button to the Mushers Bowl event. While registering for the hike at the farm stand, sign up for LELT’s raffle! You could win Marita Wiser’s Hikes In and Around Maine’s Lake Region, framed nature photography, Repose Fire Logs by local inventor Brian Grady, or a gift certificate to Five Fields Farm’s Cross Country Ski Center. Bald Pate Mountain Preserve is adjacent to Five Fields Farm, site of the Mushers Bowl. After your hike, there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the Mushers Bowl HIKES, Page 12A

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SATURDAY’S EVENTS 8 — 10:30 a.m., Pancake breakfast, Congregational Church, South High Street. 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m., Mushers Bowl Dogsled Races & Skijoring, Five Field Farms, Route 107, South Bridgton, free with Winter Carnival Button. 9 a.m. — 4 p.m., Ping Pong tournament, Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. 9 — 11 a.m., Mid-winter DOG POWER — With the arrival of several inches of new snow, the track should be pretty Massacre dodge ball, Bridgton good for Mushers, who will test their teams and skills at Five Field Farm in South Bridgton Academy. 10 a.m. — noon, Snowshoe (Route 107). Purchase Winter Carnival buttons early at the Chamber for a reduced price. hike up Bald Pate Mountain,

Tickets may also be purchased at the Bridgton Community Center. For more info., please call 647-3116.


Mushers’ Bowl & Freezin’

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Freezing for a Reason: It’s noble to really chill out!

(Continued from Page A) good about it,” she said. The following year, after taking the plunge and raising even more money than the first time, she still wanted to do more for local animals. So, she called the shelter about its needs, and started volunteering for HHAS almost immediately. In September 2010, the volunteer time turned into a full-time job with the facility. On jump day, Blodgett’s adoration of animals manages to override her fear of being cold and wet. “‘How cold it will be?’ does go through my head. But, the fact that I was able to do it the first time gave me confidence. So, the second year it was easier,” she said. “This year, I’m looking forward to doing it. People who have pledged in past years have been asking me when it’s coming up. Friends are saying they will be coming to cheer me on. I might even get enough people to do ‘the wave’ when I jump,” Blodgett laughed. According to HHAS Executive Director Joan

McBurnie, the money raised from the 2010 “Freezin’ for a Reason” helped to pay for sprinkler-system installation. “So, we have a state-of-the art sprinkler system, which means if there was a fire at the shelter, the animals would not perish,” McBurnie said. “I don’t have another project in mind. Right now, this year’s fundraiser will go toward the care of the animals. We have been seeing a lot of surgeries needing to be done on both dogs and cats.” “With the economy, donations are down. In the past someone gave $50 each year, and now they can only give $10. It’s what people can afford – it’s a tough time,” she said. “So, this fundraiser really counts.” As of Tuesday, 54 people had pre-registered for the teethchattering splash, according to McBurnie, adding it is difficult to predict how many jumpers will sign up at the last minute. “You just don’t even know. I’ve had 12 people pre-registered, and ended up with 50 jumpers. Last year, we had 62.

One year, Bridgton Academy’s basketball team showed up as a group and jumped in,” she said. “Paris Farmers’ Union is a big sponsor of the event. I am hearing through the grapevine they have a team that might be jumping,” McBurnie said. The pre-registration is offered so the shelter can make sure there are enough “Freezin’ for a Reason” sweatshirts to go around. “It’s hard as a nonprofit. We can’t afford to order too many sweatshirts. But, we want enough sweatshirts for everyone who jumps. So, if you decided you wanted to jump in and give us a $100 on Saturday morning, you’ll get a sweatshirt – it just might not be your size,” she said, adding surplus sweatshirts are sold to the public. McBurnie said it’s important for pre-registered jumpers to show up by 12:30 p.m. to sign waivers and turn-in participant fees. “Last year, some folks who were pre-registered showed up five minutes before the polar dip was scheduled to start. We ended up starting the jump late

MISERY LOVES COMPANY? What better way to brave the frigid temperatures of Highland Lake than to make the jump with close friends? (Rivet Photos)

Hikes

(Continued from Page 11A) festivities like dogsled races, skijoring, great food and family fun. The dogsled races take place on groomed trails that weave through both the farm’s apple orchards and the 485-acre Bald Pate Mountain Preserve owned and managed by LELT. Loon Echo Land Trust has been a sponsor of the Mushers Bowl since 2006. Last year, LELT Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Jon Evans led a group of 27 hikers to the summit. “It was a fantastic weekend and a great hike to the summit,” said Evans recently. “Five Fields Farm and the Bald Pate Preserve were buzzing with activity. There was great weather, hearty food and happy dogs. This year, we’re hoping it’s even better.” Bald Pate Mountain is located six miles south of Bridgton on Route 107. To get there from Bridgton, take Route 117 from Route 302 at Sandy Creek. Pass one stop sign and travel .6 mile. Turn left onto Route 107. Travel 3.4 miles. The Five Fields Farm stand is on the left. Mushers Bowl event volunteers will direct you to appropriate parking locations. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, LELT protects 3,785 acres of land, and Bald Pate Mountain is one of the land trust’s six preserves that are open to the public. All LELT hikes are free; however, donations are always welcome and will qualify you for a one-year membership. Find out more about LELT by visiting www.loonecholandtrust. org. For more information about these hikes, other LELT events, or to reserve snowshoes, contact Jon Evans at jon@lelt.org or call 647-4352.

because we had waivers for them to sign, and paperwork to process,” she said. Meanwhile, Blodgett doesn’t plan to be late for the “Freezin’ for a Reason” event, or miss the chance to make a big splash

with her third polar dip. “It is a polar dip. Anytime, you have to cut away the ice to get to the water, it should be called a polar dip. When I see on TV people who jump into the ocean during the win-

ter, I think that’s a piece of cake compared to icy Highland Lake,” Blodgett said. “Yeah, it’s cold. It’s energizing. It’s a natural high. And, it helps out animals,” she said. .


Community

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Locke, Amoako shine ‘brightly’ for Raiders By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Colby Locke was eager to play. When the Raiders were buried early by Falmouth last Thursday, Fryeburg Academy Coach Sedge Saunders pulled his starters. “I hoped our starters would be hungrier Saturday,” the coach said. Locke and point guard Bright Amoako certainly were. Locke dominated inside, scoring 25 points and hauling down 7 rebounds as Fryeburg snapped an eight-game losing skid with a 47-44 victory over Lake Region at Wadsworth Arena. Amoako triggered the Raider offense with quick moves to the basket, scoring 13 points to go along with 5 rebounds. Coach Saunders liked what he saw from his senior center. “Colby has had a good year overall. He hit a bit of a wall after the Christmas break, but really battled against a much bigger Greely team. Obviously, he had a great game Saturday night. After a disappointing outing against Falmouth, Colby stepped it up and gave us the boost we needed,” Coach Saunders said. “When he gets touches in the paint, especially on the low block, he can be unstoppable. He posted strong, called for the ball, and we got it to him. Sometimes, Colby has his man pinned behind him, but we don’t get it to him. Saturday, we did.” Locke scored six of his team’s final nine points. Lake Region (2-7) had a shot at sending the game into overtime. Guard Danny Place came up with a steal, and Kevin Gilson converted a lay-up to make it 47-43. Following a FA turnover, Gilson was fouled, but made just 1-of-2 foul shots with 46.7 seconds left. Fryeburg had

FRYEBURG 47 Bright Amoako 5-2-13, Colby Locke 11-3-25, Walker Mallory 1-0-3, Djordje Obradovic 0-11, Bobby Ramsay 1-0-2, Ian Sundgren 1-0-3, Mike Costa. 3-Pointers: Amoako, Mallory, Sundgren. FT: 6-13. Turnovers: 16. Rebounds: Locke 7, Costa 5, Sundgren 2, Obradovic 3, Amoako 5, Ramsay 1, Knowles 1, Mallory 1. Blocks: Locke 2. LAKE REGION 44 Kevin Gilson 9-1-22, Alex Hartford 3-3-9, Mike Triglione 3-0-7, Mike Mageles 1-0-3, Danny Place 1-0-3, Alex Hall, Josh Van Eeuwen. 3-Pointers: Gilson (3), Mageles, Place, Triglione. FT: 4-8. Turnovers: 9. Rebounds: Gilson 7, Hartford 5, Hall 1, Place 3, Triglione 3, Van Eeuwen 2. Blocks: Hartford 3. a chance to ice the game, but a missed free throw gave the Lakers life. With 14.5 seconds left, Gilson drove the lane and dished the ball out to Mike Triglione for an open look at a 3-pointer. But, the ball went off the rim. LR’s Danny Place snagged the rebound, and attempted to take a step behind the 3-point arc to fire up a potential game equalizer with 4.2 seconds left but was called for traveling. “We were out of timeouts. Kevin made a nice play, drew

Mike Triglione’s man (to him), and kicked out the ball to him (Triglione) for an open three. Mike had made one earlier, and shoots a good percentage from three. He had a good look at it, but just missed,” Lake Region Coach J.P. Yorkey said. “Danny hurt his shooting hand earlier in the half, and Kevin was well defended (over the final seconds). We expected to play better, but we didn’t give up. We made a nice run in the fourth quarter. We had guys playing hurt and sick, but they still battled.” Fryeburg (2-8) jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Alex Hartford (nine points) tied the game at 7-7 with a strong move inside. FA regained the lead on an Ian Sundgren 3-pointer and an aggressive move to the basket by Amoako. “Bright had an off game Thursday, which will happen when you are a sophomore playing a new position. He responded very well Saturday. He made better decisions with the ball and got us into our offense more efficiently,” Coach Saunders said. “He also had some key rebounds, which is quite impressive coming from a point guard.” Neither team shot particularly well in the second quarter with the Lakers holding a 10-8 advantage, keyed by 3-point shots from Triglione and Mike Mageles. Locke did most of his damage within the paint, drawing fouls and making 3-of-4 foul shots to give the Raiders a 20-19 lead at halftime.  “We did okay on Locke in the first half, but he hurt us in the third quarter,” Coach Yorkey said. “We couldn’t get the charge call inside, and we didn’t help off the ball as well as we did in the first half.” Locke was a difference LOCKE, Page B

DENYING THE INBOUNDS PASS — Lake Region guard Sydney Hancock tries to prevent an inbounds pass to Fryeburg Academy’s Maggie McConkey during Saturday’s basketball game at Wadsworth Arena. The Lakers built an early big lead, and held off a third quarter Raider charge. (Rivet Photo)

Tiana-Jo to rescue

Laker center dominates fourth quarter to help team to victory

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Tiana-Jo Carter gave a glimpse Saturday night that she can be a game changing force on the basketball court. After sitting out most of the third quarter with foul trouble, the Lake Region freshman dominated the first five minutes of the fourth, scoring nine of her 11 points to lead the Lakers to a 50-33 victory over Fryeburg Academy at Wadsworth Arena. The 6-foot center connected on a nifty turn-around jump shot, blocked two shots and re-energized the Laker defense during a deciding 14-7 run. “Tiana makes a big difference,” Lake Region Coach Paul True said. “She turned this game around for us.” The Lakers won their ninth straight game, but despite the final score, it wasn’t easy. Fryeburg erased a double-digit lead, and scratched back to just 7 points down with 2:24 left in the third quarter. But, Carter gave the Lakers a needed boost over the final eight minutes. LR Coach True was pleased with the victory, but he was quick to point to areas his club needs to improve upon with a big showdown looming Friday night against third-ranked Greely (9-2). “I was disappointed at times because we had some let ups defensively, and at times we made some poor decisions with the basketball,” Coach True HOLDING HIS GROUND — With Lake Region’s Mike Mageles (left) looking for a teammate said. “I think we slowed down to pass to, Fryeburg Academy guard Bright Amoako looks to deny the pass during Saturday’s and didn’t anticipate very well. game at Wadsworth Arena. (Rivet Photo) Of course the other piece to that is when we ran in transition, we

didn’t finish with lay-ups, again poor decisions.” Coach True expected a grindit-out game from the Raiders. “It was very difficult in this game to get into a flow or rhythm,” Coach True said. “Fryeburg always plays tough. For the most part, we answered.

At times, we backed away from the physicality of the game.” Lake Region continues to get strong play from its reserves. “Kasey (Huntress) and Rachel (Wandishin) continue to do a great job coming off the bench. They bring great energy and are tenacious on defense. It’s been a great lift for us. We need all five players meeting and playing with that same intensity,” Coach True said. “We need to be more consistent staying in a stance, particularly on offense, which won’t allow people to get pushed around as much. Inside, we stand up too much. Offensively, we did a poor job against their halfcourt trap and we weren’t making good decisions. Those are two huge lessons we learned tonight.” Coach True added, “We had a lot of opportunities to attack the inside, and did a pretty good job. Now, we need to continue to work on making some free throws. I was pleased how we took the ball to the basket in the fourth quarter to earn a chance to shoot free throws.” Despite a 14-point halftime deficit, Fryeburg Academy Coach Dan Leland liked the way his players continued to “hang in there.” “Our goal at halftime was to try to get it to single digits by the third quarter and make it a game from there. We did use a lot of energy,” Coach Leland said. “When Tiana was out of the game, we were able to just leave one of our bigs (Skye Dole and Katie Heggie) out there, which enabled us to LAKERS, Page B

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer GORHAM — Although their efforts failed to deliver points, maybe the bigger point to be made is Lake Region indoor track athletes continue to improve in their respective events. Several athletes posted “personal record” efforts last week at the University of Southern Maine field house in Gorham. “The girls have established themselves as a solid mid-pack team. The girls are trying to balance team success with indiv idual goals,” LR Coach Mark Snow said. “We’ll probably

11-12) action: 400 Meters: 9. Vanessa Johnston 1:37.74; (winning time: 1:02.30). Shot Put: 4. Vanessa Johnston 21-6.75*; (winning toss: 252.75). High Jump: 3. Hannah Flagg 4-2*; 4. Michelle Basselet 4-0; (winning jump: 4-6). 55 Meter Hurdles: 1. Doe Leckie 9.31; 2. Hannah Flagg 10.09. 55 Meter Dash: 3. Doe Leckie 8.05; 7. Elysha Bosworth 8.77; 13. Victoria Waugh 9.68; 16. Emma Rickert 10.06*; 18. Christina Thiessen 13.88; (winning time: 7.74).

4 X 200 Relay: 4. Lake Region 2:06.88; (winning time: 2:03.93); Doe Leckie 30.8, Elysha Bosworth 32.2*, Christina Thiessen 33.2, Hannah Flagg 30.6*. In the open division: Pole Vault: 5. Leona KlugeEdwards 6-0*; (winning vault: 7-6). Long Jump: 7. Elysha Bosworth 12-7.75; 11. Elizabeth Schreiber 11-7*; 14. Amina Meziani 11-3*; 24. Victoria Waugh 8-5; (winning jump: 159.75). Triple Jump: 5. Hannah Flagg 28-11.50*; 10. Elysha TRACK, Page B

LAKE REGION 50 Hannah Cutting 2-1-5, Abby Craffey 2-4-8, Sydney Hancock 2-1-7, Savannah Devoe 1-13, Rachel Wandishin 2-4-8, Kasey Huntress 1-0-2, Tiana-Jo Carter 4-3-11, Allison Clark 13-5, Shannon VanLoan 0-1-1, Jordan Turner, Kate Cutting. 3-Pointers: Hancock (2). FT: 18-33. Turnovers: 18. Rebounds: Clark 3, Carter 8, H. Cutting 6, Craffey 2, Devoe 1, Huntress 1, Van Loan 2, Wandishin 1. Blocks: Carter 4. FRYEBURG 33 Kendra Fox 3-0-6, Maggie McConkey 3-8-14, Maddy Smith 1-0-2, Sarah Welch 0-1-1, Skye Dole 3-0-6, Katie Heggie 1-2-4, Bailey Frost, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Brenna Gerchman. FT: 11-16. Turnovers: 33. Rebounds: McConkey 4, Fox 4, Frost 2, Gerchman 3, Dole 6, Heggie 5, Welch 1, Bacchiocchi 3, Smith 1.

Perkins, Leckie power Lake Region indoor team sacrifice a meet soon and have the girls focus on their main event. Some girls have already qualified for the State Meet (Doe Leckie, Hannah Flagg, Hannah Perkins and Jacqui Black) while running multiple events. At States, it probably won’t be like that, so we’ll look to post a better qualifying mark for that meet.” Hannah Flagg set four personal records in last week’s meet, including a state meet time in the 55 meter hurdles (10.09 seconds). “Hannah has been dedicated to qualifying for the State Meet in the hurdles for over a

year,” Coach Snow said. “This includes indoor and outdoor track. Doing this while training and breaking personal records in all her events is a testament to her focus at practice. She is a great role model. These records don’t happen by accident.” Here’s how athletes fared: (* personal record) In junior division (Grades 9-10) action: High Jump: 5. Amina Meziani 4-0; (winning jump: 4-8). 55 Meter Hurdles: 5. Amina Meziani 11.32*; 7. Maude Meeker 12.26*; (winning time: 10.29).

55 Meter Dash: 9. Leanne Kugelman 8.74*; 28. Emily Hemingway 9.62*; (winning time: 8.23). 400 Meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 1:06.08; 4. Maggie Knudsen 1:15.60*. 200 Meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 29.70; 8. Leanne Kugelman 32.72*; 12. Maggie Knudsen 34.38; 23. Emily Hemingway 37.59*. 4 X 200 Relay: 4. Lake Region 2:15.75; (winning time: 2:00.89); Emily Hemingway 36.2, Amina Meziani 32.7, Leanne Kugelman 32.3*, Elizabeth Schreiber 34.5*. In senior division (Grades


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Regional sports

Lakers hold off surging Raiders

(Continued from Page B) keep them fresh. Tiana makes a big difference when she is out there.” Coach Leland believes the Raiders’ comeback win over Falmouth helped in their rally against the Lakers. “When we came back from 10 at Falmouth with their starters still in the game, it gave us confidence that we could do it again (tonight),” Coach Leland said. Lake Region (9-1) started quick, building a 17-6 first quarter lead by pounding the ball inside with their quick transition offense. Guard Sydney Hancock drained a 3-pointer to make it 9-0 with half the quarter gone. Fryeburg finally broke the ice as Kendra Fox sank a jumper from the left side with 3:16 left. With forward Kelsey Winslow still out due to a high ankle sprain, sophomore Savannah Devoe made the most of her minutes by scoring off an offensive rebound and later sinking 1-of-2 foul shots as the Lakers closed out the quarter on a 6-2 run, as Rachel Wandishin scored a fastbreak lay-up and added a foul shot. The Lakers’ quickness continued to be a major problem for the Raiders as FA turned the ball over 10 times and managed just one field goal — a Maddy Smith jumper with 2:21 left in the half. Abby Craffey scored 5 points for the Lakers, who led 25-11 at intermission. The game, however, would take on a different complexion in the third quarter. Carter was whistled for her third foul with 5:40 to go, forcing her to the LR bench. With the Laker shot blocker out of action, Fryeburg went to its twin towers — Skye Dole and Katie Heggie. Getting second shot chances, the Raiders climbed within 7 points as Dole scored 6 and Fox 4. The Lakers went nearly six minutes without scoring a field goal while turning the ball over seven times in the quarter. LR managed to avoid a total collapse by going 6-of-8 from the foul line. A Wandishin steal and basket pushed the Laker lead back to 13, but Fryeburg trimmed it to 36-26 as McConkey and Heggie sank foul shots in the closing seconds. “Most teams know Maggie does so much for us. We’ve been trying to develop another guard, and Brenna (Gerchman) is coming along,” Coach Leland said. “Turnovers were a big problem. If we were to eliminate half of them, it’s a different ballgame. You can’t beat anyone if you commit 33 turnovers. We need others to help with the ball handling.” One formula that seems to be working for the Raiders is a frequent substitution pattern. “With this group, we need

to keep them focused. That’s why I have been subbing more frequently. If I wait for four minutes, it takes them a couple of minutes to get going. Rapid fire substitution seems to work better for us,” Coach Leland said. “It keeps everyone fresh, as well.” Last week • Raiders rally at Falmouth. Skye Dole and Maggie McConkey connected on 3point shots late in the game as the Raiders rallied with a 10-point surge in the fourth quarter to beat the Yachtsmen at Falmouth last week. Falmouth enjoyed leads of 14-10, 27-19 and 35-27 before the big fourth quarter comeback. For the Raiders, Maggie McConkey was the game’s high scorer with 14 points. Skye Dole added 13, Katie Heggie 8, Kendra Fox 5, Bailey Frost 4 and Brenna Gerchman had 2 points. “We regrouped against their 1-3-1 halfcourt trap, and started to get some easy baskets at the end of the first half. When we came out and scored the first six points of the second half, the kids started to believe,” Coach Leland said. When Dole made a trey, the momentum started to shift. “Skye is a pretty good shooter, but that was her first 3-pointer of the year. The girl stepped away from her, and I told her to shoot it. I think she had made up her mind that she was going to shoot it, and she buried it,” Coach Leland said. “That was a big shot.” Another key to victory was the leadership provided by junior guard Maggie McConkey. “With the game on the line, Maggie demanded the ball every possession, knowing that there could be foul shots involved,” Coach Leland said. “She made some key foul shots and had a huge steal despite having four fouls. She made some big plays when it counted most.” The victory could be a springboard for the Raiders down the stretch. “It was a huge win for us. It allows us to control our own destiny again. We play them again this Saturday, and if we can win, it could go a long way toward deciding who gets into the playoffs. I think it is going to take nine wins to get in, and we have two in front of us (Wells and Falmouth) that we need to take care of,” Leland said. • Lakers hammer Clips. Unlike some games this year when it has taken the offense a quarter or two to get warmed up, the Lakers wasted little time taking command at Yarmouth last week. Tiana-Jo Carter fired in a game-high 15 points and Sydney Hancock added 12 points as the Lakers rolled to a 58-27 win over the Clippers. LR built first

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LOOKING FOR HELP — A Fryeburg Academy player looks to send a pass to teammate Kendra Fox (right), while Lake Region’s Savannah Devoe applies pressure. (Rivet Photo) half leads of 18-6 and 36-10. West, just behind Oak Hill at The Clippers reached double 9-3 and Greely, which is up 4 digits for eight minutes in the tourney points) has a showdown fourth, out scoring the Lakers game this Friday night when 11-8. they host third-ranked Greely Every Laker scored: Kasey (9-2) at 7 p.m. LR travels to Huntress 7, Abby Craffey 6, Cape Elizabeth on Saturday for Rachel Turner 5, Allison a 7 p.m. game, and then hosts Clark 4, Rachel Wandishin 3, Poland on Tuesday (7 p.m.) and Savannah Devoe 2, Hannah Freeport on Thursday, Jan. 27 Cutting 2 and Shannon Van (6:30 p.m.). Loan 2. 3-Pointers: Clark, Fryeburg Academy travels Hancock, Huntress, Turner. to Wells tonight, Jan. 20 for a Up next 6:30 p.m. game. FA then hosts Lake Region (at 9-1 is cur- Falmouth Saturday at 7 p.m. rently ranked fifth in Class B and Gray-NG on Tuesday at 6

(Continued from Page B) maker in the third, scoring 10 of the Raiders’ 18 points. Lake Region closed the gap to 28-27 as Gilson sank a 3-pointer and Hartford made two foul shots. But, the Raiders regained momentum behind Locke, who triggered a 9-2 run to close out the quarter by scoring six points. Gilson caught fire to start the fourth, scoring six straight points. Yet, the Lakers were unable to cut into the Raider lead as Locke responded with three strong inside moves for six points, putting FA up 44-35 with 4:13 left in the game. Lake Region made it interesting down the stretch as Place and Gilson knocked down 3-pointers to make it 46-41. “Lake Region did a nice job trying to exploit us especially in terms of match-ups. We had trouble with Gilson and when we helped, he did a nice job of kicking to the shooters,” Coach Saunders said. “Hartford took Colby off the dribble a couple times — so we had him sag more and force Hartford to shoot it. When Gilson’s penetration started hurting us, we switched up the defense to provide more help. To his credit, he made some amazing shots — a couple from a different area code.” Coach Saunders felt the key to the game was a solid consistent effort for 32 minutes.  “We knew if we ran our offense, we could get good shots and the kids did a nice job of executing. We knew Lake Region would make some runs, we just wanted to limit their runs and make sure we countered them with runs of our own,” he said. “Obviously, Colby gave us a nice cushion in terms of a lead with his play in the third quarter, and in my opinion that was the difference.” Coach Saunders added that he expected a battle from the Lakers, and that is what the Raiders received. “Lake Region is better than their record. J.P. is doing a nice job with a group that doesn’t have a lot of experience. They are and will be a dangerous team down the stretch,” he said. “I’m proud of our guys. They’ve battled all year while being undermanned. They are a great group of kids who represent the school with the utmost class.” Coach Yorkey felt his team was a little out of sync. “We missed and passed up shots we usually make. We didn’t push the ball like we wanted to, and we didn’t get deep enough into our half-court offense,” he said. “Credit Fryeburg and Coach Saunders for their defensive scheme in the first half. They did some nice things.” Last week • Falmouth trouncing. Falmouth stormed out to a 30-13 halftime lead, and then put up a 17-1 third quarter for a 61-17 victory over Fryeburg Academy. FA managed just 4 points in the second half. Raider scorers were: Locke 6, Sundgren 3, Knowles 3, Amoako 2, Ramsay 2, Obradovic 1. Up next Lake Region travels to Greely this Friday for a 7 p.m. game, and hosts Cape Elizabeth on Saturday, also at 7 p.m. Next week, the Lakers host Poland Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. (JV game is at 2:30 p.m.), and travel to Freeport on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Lakers were to play Yarmouth Tuesday night, but the snowstorm pushed the contest to last night, Jan. 19. Results in next week’s edition. Fryeburg Academy hosts Wells tonight, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Raiders travel to Falmouth on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game. Next week, the Raiders travel to Gray-NG on Tuesday for a 6 p.m.

Public skating times

DRIVE TO THE HOOP — FA guard Maggie McConkey (#10) scored a game-high 14 points against the Lakers. McConkey drives past Laker defenders Sydney Hancock (top) and Rachel Wandishin (right). (Rivet Photo)

Public skating will be offered at the Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton on Sunday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $4 for rentals. Bridgton residents skate at no charge (possess proof of residency). For more information, contact Rink Manager Matt Foye at 647-7637. The arena is on the Bridgton Academy campus.


Games & regional sports

LR indoor track

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(Continued from Page B) Bosworth 24-2; 12. Christina Thiessen 23-2; 13. Michelle Basselet 22-6.25; (winning jump: 29-11.75). 4 X 800 Relay: 2. Lake Region 12:11.52; (winning time: 10:49.37); Maude Meeker 2:53.2, Maggie Knudsen 3:06.2*, Julia Carlson 3:19.3, Jacqui Black 2:52.8. Mile Run: 4. Jacqui Black 5:55.65*; 8. Maude Meeker 6:41.96; 14. Julia Carlson 7:32.44; (winning time: 5:43.42). 800 Meters: 3. Jacqui Black 2:41.70; 7. Elizabeth Schreiber 3:11.59; 12. Michelle Basselet 3:14.80; 13. Leona Kluge-Edwards 3:19.15*; 15. Julia Carlson 3:27.87*; (winning time: 2:31.02). Team standings: York 187, Gray-NG 115, Lake Region 96, Poland 94, Fryeburg Academy 32, Hebron 10. Boys’ results When you lack numbers, the focus is on personal marks. “We don’t have the firepower to compete with most teams, but we give it our best shot each week,” Coach Snow said. “We have some beatable teams coming up on the schedule. It all depends how their coaches line up their teams.” The main goal of track & field is to “better yourself in your events,” Coach Snow said. “Our boys are doing that. We have had two meets to establish some personal records (for the rookies) or to see how close we are to our efforts from last year (for the veterans),” he said. “We have a few guys that are close to State Meet qualifying marks, and that is their focus. The other team members are looking to improve in every event.” (* personal record) In junior division (Grades 9-10) action: High Jump: 2. Mark MacDougall 4-10*; 8. Mason KlugeEdwards 4-8; (winning jump: 5-4). 55 Meter Hurdles: 1. Mason Kluge-Edwards 10.09*. In senior division (Grades 11-12) action: Shot Put: 8. Matt Schreiber 33-2.50*; 11. Aldi Guzja 27-8.75; 12. Colin Bridge-Koenigsburg 25-9.50; 14. Andrew Carlson 253.50; (winning toss: 46-5.25). 55 Meter Dash: 10. Dakota Bush 7.38*; 17. Matt Schreiber 7.66; 22. Yutaro Katayama 7.98; 23. Wasnit Fahkrajang 8.25*; 29. Aldi Guzja 8.73*; (winning time: 7.08). 400 Meters: 4. Colin Bridge-Koenigsburg 1:05.68*; (winning time: 1:02.51). 200 Meters: 8. Dakota Bush 26.18*; 13. Matt Schreiber 27.46; 16. Yutaro Katayama 28.01; 22. Wasnit Fahkrajang 30.01; (winning time: 24.51). 4 X 200 Relay: 3. Lake Region 1:48.60; (winning time: 1:40.13); Matt Schreiber 27.9, Dakota Bush 26.4*, Colin BridgeKoenigsburg 28.8*, Dillon Knudsen 25.5*. In the open division: Triple Jump: 11. Wasnit Fahkrajang 26-1.75; (winning jump: 38-6.25). 4 X 800 Relay: 2. Lake Region 9:53.47; (winning time: 9:36.80); Mark MacDougall 2:24.2*, Yutaro Katayama 2:26.1*, Andrew Carlson 2:35.2, Dillon Knudsen 2:17.7. Mile Run: 5. Mark MacDougall 5:06.34; (winning time: 4:53.05). 800 Meters: 4. Dillon Knudsen 2:13.66; 13. Andrew Carlson 2:47.48; (winning time: 2:09.99). Two Mile Run: 8. Mason Kluge-Edwards 12:52.30*; (winning time: 11:17.92). Team standings: York 311.5, Gray-NG 101.5, Poland 67, Yarmouth 58, Fryeburg Academy 53, Lake Region 41. Up next: The Lakers return to USM this Friday at 3:30 p.m. to take on Cape Elizabeth, Greely, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Fryeburg Academy.

Raider indoor track starts to build steam

GORHAM — The Fryeburg Academy indoor track team is building some momentum. Last week, the Raiders saw their roster numbers grow with the addition of Dennis Campbell, Maurice Williams, Wayne Smith and Thu Hoang — all dorm students “with a love for track and field,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. FA ladies once again had a great effort led by Jamie Gullikson, who won the pole vault (7-feet, 6-inches), 55 hurdles (10.29 seconds), tied for first in the high jump (4-8) and ran a fine relay leg. Sage Hennessey had a great day as well in the 200 meters (fourth at 28.57) and 400 meters (third at 1:06.01). She picked up a third in the triple jump (29-6.50), off very little training, and was very solid in the relay. Corrin Bedell continued to impress the coaches as she lowered her 400 (1:04.35, good for second) and 200 (28.96, good for fifth) times and rescued the 4x200 relay (third place at 2:06.54) from disaster. Bailey Friedman produced a two-foot improvement in the shot (24-feet, 2.25-inches, good for second place) while still fine tuning her technique. Laura Pulito ran a very impressive 2:32.55 in the 800 meters, pushing a state champion Kendra Lobley of Poland to the finish line. Pulito added a third place in the mile, running a 14:05.91. “Keep an eye on Laura as the season rolls along,” Coach McDonald said. Emily Heggie captured first place in the junior high jump with a 4-8 effort. With only nine girls on the team, the Raiders still produced 90-plus points. The Raider boys also had a great day with Austin Ward and Jake Schrader going 1-2 in the 400 meters. Ward won the race in 1:02.51 while Schrader posted a 1:02.97. Chris Solter, Schrader and Tyler O’Keefe all ran very well in the mile — 7. Schrader at 5:17.44, 9. O’Keefe at 5:44.39, and 16. Solter at 6:09.64. Solter produced a thrilling battle with York’s Alec Jordan in the two mile. The finish was so close that a photo was used to determine the winner. Jordan barely edged Solter, 11:17.92 to 11:17.94. Maurice Williams and Mike Creegan found some talent in the long jump and look to spend more time at the far end of the pit. Dennis Campbell, Andrew Emery, Scott Pelkie and Wayne Smith are all looking stronger in the dashes. Eric Hannes and David Powers continue to FA TRACK, Page B


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Eastmans put FA on Nordic fast track Alpine ski results

Western Maine Conference Slalom, Jan. 10, 2011 at Shawnee Peak Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Christina DiPietro, FA 51.58 53.47 1:45.05 6. Abby Smith, FA 1:01.54 1:07.74 2:09.28 7. Jennifer Prince, FA 1:03.40 1:08.27 2:11.67 8. Jacqui Black, LR 1:04.60 1:08.78 2:13.38 9. Eleanor Jones, FA 1:07.42 1:09.85 2:17.27 11. Liz McDermith, FA 1:11.79 1:16.05 2:27.84 12. Meg MacGillivray, FA 1:14.23 1:19.67 2:33.90 13. Paige Kenison, LR 1:16.56 1:20.88 2:37.44 15. Victoria Girardin, LR 1:06.73 1:36.84 2:43.57 18. Nicole Marucci, LR 1:20.27 1:27.55 2:47.82 20. Emily Doviak, LR 1:33.04 1:17.10 2:50.14 — Samantha Marucci, LR DSQ 1:26.11 Team Standings: Falmouth 14, Fryeburg Academy 23, Lake Region 54, Gray-New Gloucester 66 Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Joe Lesniak, FAL 49.96 50.37 1:40.33 2. Jack Tragert, LR 50.18 50.93 1:41.11 12. Ian Shea, FA 58.46 1:00.11 1:58.57 18. Ben Roy, LR 1:15.35 1:15.76 2:31.11 19. Clark Sulloway, LR 1:03.04 1:30.91 2:33.95 20. Brendon Harmon, LR 1:19.76 1:24.43 2:44.19 21. Jeremy Black, LR 1:19.40 1:25.56 2:44.96 24. Michael Brooks, LR 1:21.72 1:27.77 2:49.49 25. Brandon Silvia, LR 1:25..20 1:27.73 2:52.43 26. Ben Shaw, LR 1:26.22 1:29.95 2:56.17 Team Standings: Falmouth 13, Gray-New Gloucester 53, Lake Region 59

Triple C Middle School Slalom, Jan. 11, 2011, Shawnee Peak Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Emma Landes, CE 27.47 28.06 55.53 2. Elle Burbank, MO 30.40 31.18 1:01.58 13. Anna Mahanor, MO 35.35 35.20 1:10.55 26. Madisyn Singer, MO 41.03 42.01 1:23.04 27. Nora Berry, MO 42.05 41.77 1:23.82 37. Hannah Rousey, MO 45.76 46.85 1:32.61 43. Gabriell Snyder, MO 52.17 54.94 1:47.11 Team Standings: Cape Elizabeth 21, Falmouth 27, Greely 57, Molly Ockett 68 Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Tom Devereux, FAL 28.12 27.72 55.84 36. Aaron Hennessy, MO 1:00.48 58.36 1:58.84 Team Standings: Falmouth 10, Greely 41, Cape Elizabeth 70

Junior shooters

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Fish & Game Club’s junior shooters will hold a meet and shoot event on Friday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Brownfield Recreation Center on Main Street. The event involves the use of CO2 rifles to build skills with safety-driven instructors. Kids and teens ages 10-18 may find their competitive edge or have good safe fun getting introduced to safe firearms handling. Contact Jim Holt for more information at 935-2625. The Fryeburg Fish & Game Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fire Department on Main Street. The club is planning an Ice Fishing Derby and Family Fish Day on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. at Lovewell Pond in Fryeburg.

Team standings: Fryeburg Academy 31, North Yarmouth Academy 35, Falmouth 37, Freeport 55 and Merriconeag 88. • On Monday, the Raiders competed in a 5K Skate held at Twin Brooks in Cumberland. Silas Eastman was two seconds behind Connor Regan of Greely, finishing in 13:05. Seth Eastman placed seventh in 13:28, while Paul Kurnick was 16th out of a field of 132 racers in 14:21. Other FA finishers were: 26. Adam Armington 15:09; 40. Peter Caffrey 16:11; 49. Logan Gerchman 16:45; 75. Dakota Griffin 18:28; 85. Liam LeConey 19:17; 97. David Fulton 19:57; 118. Forest Edson 22:10; 119. Tristan Harvie 22:20. Team standings: North Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth 42, Fryeburg Academy 51, Falmouth 58,

Freeport 82, Cape Elizabeth 139, Greely 147, Gray-NG 153, Merriconeag 177, Deering 201, Windham 205, Thornton Academy 223, Waynflete 224, Portland 231, Scarborough 278, Lake Region 291. Girls’ Recaps Meanwhile, the Raider girls placed second at Pineland led by senior Aslyn Dindorf, who placed fourth out of a field of 42 skiers with a time of 21:41. Sarah Abramson of Falmouth set the time to beat in 18:39. Falmouth dominated the meet, capturing six of the first eight spots. Hannah Plowden earned ninth with a time of 22:22. Other FA finishers were: 16. Amber Dindorf 25:19; 33. Meghan Costello 30:31; 35. Emily Powers 30:37. Team standings: Falmouth 14, Fryeburg Academy 49, Freeport 61.

Laker XC skiing duo GRAY — Maya Critchfield of Lake Region placed 14th out of 42 competitors at last week’s Nordic ski race held at Pineland in Gray. Critchfield posted a time of 25:10. Sarah Abramson of Falmouth had the fastest time, 18:39. Laker RJ Legere was 64th in the boys’ race with a time of 37:41. • On Monday, Critchfield posted a time of 23:08 to place 65th in the 5K Skate held at Twin Brooks in Cumberland. There were 94 competitors. Legere had a time of 32:28 for 132nd place. Up next: The Lakers return to Gray on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a 3:30 p.m. meet.

• At Twin Brook, Aslyn Dindorf was 15th in the 5K Skate with a time of 17:40. Sarah Abramson set the pace to beat at 15:10. Other FA finishers were: 21. Hannah Plowden 18:11; 58. Amber Dindorf 22:35; 72. Meghan Costello 24:12; 77. Emily Powers 25:12. Team standings: Yarmouth 17, Falmouth 42, Merriconeag 51, Portland 85, Cape Elizabeth 98, Waynflete 114, Fryeburg Academy 134, Gray-NG 136, Freeport 149, Greely 194, Deering 204, Windham 205, Lake Region 235. Up next: This Saturday, the Raiders will compete in the White Mountain Classic in Jackson, N.H. at 10 a.m. FA returns to league competition on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Pineland taking on Lake Region, Cape Elizabeth, Gray-NG, Waynflete and Portland at 3:30 p.m.

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WMC Giant Slalom, Jann. 17, at Shawnee Peak Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elly Bengtsson, FREE 32.70 32.34 1:05.04 3. Christina DiPietro, FA 34.37 35.53 1:09.90 5. Abby Smith, FA 35.00 36.36 1:11.36 7. Jennifer Prince, FA 36.22 37.74 1:13.96 8. Chelsea Abraham, FA 37.15 38.18 1:15.33 9. Eleanor Jones, FA 37.27 38.58 1:15.85 10. Jacqui Black, LR 37.44 38.52 1:15.96 12. Liz McDermith, FA 39.00 39.36 1:18.36 14. Meg MacGillivray, FA 39.27 40.35 1:19.62 15. Victoria Girardin, LR 39.83 40.93 1:20.76 16. Sasha Azel, FA 40.39 41.35 1:21.74 17. Nicole Marucci, LR 41.29 41.10 1:22.39 18. Emily Doviak, LR 41.16 42.68 1:23.84 19. Sam Marucci, LR 42.11 42.92 1:25.03 28. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 40.21 2:52.08 3:32.29 Team Standings: Freeport 13, Fryeburg Academy 23, Lake Region 60, Gray-New Gloucester 82 Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Jack Tragert, LR 31.59 31.74 1:03.33 5. Wes Sulloway, LR 35.69 36.39 1:12.08 6. Clark Sulloway, LR 36.75 37.01 1:13.76 10. Brendon Harmon, LR 40.31 40.95 1:21.26 12. Ben Roy, LR 40.87 40.90 1:21.77 13. Brandon Silvia, LR 40.64 41.30 1:21.94 15. Jeremy Black, LR 40.57 42.35 1:22.92 16. Michael Strobel, FA 39.55 45.02 1:24.57 19. Michael Brooks, LR 47.91 44.92 1:32.83 — Kevin Reardon, FA 34.62 DNF Team Standings: Lake Region 22, Freeport 25, Gray-NG 37 Triple C Middle School Giant Slalom, Jan. 4, 2011, Shawnee Peak Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Emma Landes, CE 21.73 21.64 43.37 16. Ella Sulloway, LR 26.60 28.36 54.96 20. Abby Scott, LR 27.46 29.49 56.95 21. Elizabeth Cole, LR 27.75 29.82 57.57 28. Isabel Scribner, LR 30.48 31.90 1:02.38 33. Zoe Greene, LR 33.90 34.81 1:08.71 Team Standings: Cape Elizabeth 13, Falmouth 25, Yarmouth 5, Lake Region 85 Skier 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Tucker Grout, YAR 20.86 21.36 42.22 4. Taylor Davis, LR 21.61 22.41 44.02 11. Lucien Sulloway, LR 24.32 24.51 48.83 19. Justin Black, LR 25.46 27.26 52.72 33. Connor Andrews, LR 29.71 32.08 1:01.79 34. Jackson Dinsmore, LR 30.57 31.94 1:02.51 37. Max Evans, LR 31.82 32.50 1:04.32 40. Tim Cronin, LR 35.85 29.77 1:05.62 Team Standings: Falmouth 18, Yarmouth 28, Lake Region 67, Cape Elizabeth 88

GRAY — Silas Eastman is not just a state champion runner, he is also a pretty good skier. Eastman edged Falmouth’s Jackson Bloch by two seconds last week to win the Nordic ski race held at Pineland in Gray. A sophomore, Eastman posted a winning time of 15:48 as Fryeburg Academy won the meet, four points better than North Yarmouth Academy. Seth Eastman nailed down third place out of a field of 64 with a time of 16:24, while FA teammate Paul Kurnick was sixth in 17:02. Other FA finishers were: 22. Adam Armington 18:31; 33. Logan Gerchman 21:31; 46. David Fulton 23:30; 47. Liam LeConey 23:39; 49. Dakota Griffin 24:15; 55. Tristan Harvie 26:33; 56. Sullivan Briggs 26:41; 58. Forest Edson 28:05.

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Ice Cats clipped, 13-2

YARMOUTH — The Clippers brought the heat early and often. Yarmouth fired 16 shots on goal in the opening period and scored five times as the Clippers pummeled the Fryeburg Academy/Lake Region Ice Cats 13-2 in varsity ice hockey action at the Travis Roy Arena Saturday. Down 8-0 in the second period, the Ice Cats finally got on the board when Don Kellough scored on a power-play opportunity at 7:43. Tyler Harnden picked up the assist. The Cats again struck on the power play in the third period as Kellough scored at 6:23 with an assist to Mike LeGoff. The Cats were 2-of-7 on the power play,

while Yarmouth was 2-of-4. Yarmouth (5-4) had 47 shots to the Ice Cats’ 19. Goalies Michaela Rullo stopped 11 shots and Tyler LeGoff recorded 23 saves. Up next: The Ice Cats (2-7) host Bonny Eagle this Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m., looking to snap a three-game losing skid. The home stand continues Friday, Jan. 28 with a 7:20 p.m. game against Westbrook and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. against Marshwood. Phone: Fax: Outside ME: 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

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(Continued from Page B) experiment to find the right event. Could the triple jump be in the future? Time will tell. “The team is coming together and although small in numbers they are strong on talent,” Coach McDonald said. “Facing the Lakers every week this season will be a great barometer for improvement — since the Lakers are a very similar team (to the Raiders). The first two meets provided very tight competition with only a few points separating the two teams.” Up next: The Raiders return to USM this Friday at 3:30 p.m. to take on Cape Elizabeth, Greely, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Lake Region.

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der Jesse Little. Little played a great game in net stopping 28 of the 30 shots. Hoops: Wolverines fall short The basketball team could not hold on to the leads they held throughout the game and lost a game in the final minute at home on Saturday night with a final score of 76-72. BA started fast, jumping out to a 10-2 advantage and managed the first half well on both ends of the court to build a 41-28 advantage. In the second half, the visitors mounted a spirited comeback behind

some solid team play and timely shooting to even the game with five minutes remaining. The Wolverines responded by taking the lead back but could not make it stand up. New Hampton playmaker Jordan Laguerre converted a midrange jump shot with less than 30 seconds left to give the Huskies their third lead of the night. New Hampton then stole the inbound pass off a Wolverine timeout to seal the road victory. It was a rough way to BA HOOPS, Page 12B

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“EASY LIVING” — 3-bdrm. home with family rm., laundry/office, bunk room in daylight basement, 1-car garage under plus great screened porch. Sited on 1 Ac. with landscaped yard and just a short distance to beach on Long Lake. Great yr. round or vacation!.....................$135,700.

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MOOSE POND — Private 2.50 Ac., 4bdrm., 2-bath Montana Log home. 150 ft. of sandy water frontage with canoe launch, floating dock & boat dock. Full finished basement. Master loft. Ski, Sled, Boat, Swim, Ride, Hike & Fish... it’s Vacationland here!....................$705,000.

HOMESITES, WATERFRONT & ACREAGE GREAT BUY! HARRISON —1.84 Ac homesite.....................................$19,900. HARRISON, RIDGEVIEW — 2.33 Ac homesite.................................$28,500. WATERFORD — 2.75 Ac homesite with ±410 ft. on brook. Views of Hawk Mtn .............................................................................................................................$39,500. WATERFORD — 2 Ac wooded homesite close to Keoka Lake........$34,900. HARRISON — 5.37 Ac homesite in upscale area with views.............$49,900. HARRISON — 2.96 Ac homesite with outstanding views....................$49,900. HARRISON — Choose from 4 new 3+Ac view lots in upscale area..................... ................................................................................................................$54,900/each. BRIDGTON — 27 Ac parcel on Hio Ridge with subdivision potential $65,000. HARRISON — 1 Ac with rights to Crystal Lake.....................................$69,900. HARRISON — 14.5 Ac with 390’ on the river.................$69,900. WATERFORD — 60 Ac with frontage on Hawk Meadow.....................................$69,900. HARRISON NEW LISTING! LOT #1 — 5.79 Ac breathtaking views Mt. Washington..$79,900. LOT #11 — 4.3 Ac home site with views of Long Lake & Mt. Washington.............$69,900. BRIDGTON — Rare offering, 2.6 Ac just 1500’ from common waterfront area on Highland Lake............................................................$99,900.

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Naples – This end unit condo shows well! Freshly-painted, lake views, sandy shared beach on Long Lake and good possibility of a boat dock. Enjoy four seasons of living. Swim, ski, boat, fish and snowmobile. $179,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 994153)

Naples – This new, custom-built home has an open floor plan. Master suite on 1st floor. Water rights to 164 ft. on Brandy Pond with dock. 5-year golf membership. $449,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 979596)

Naples – Turnkey new construction build package! 3-bedroom, 1-bath Ranch w/ farmer’s porch and full walkout basement. Not your average build package! $149,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 998966)

Naples – Prime development possibilities in the heart of the Lakes Region. 50 acres, survey complete, and 524’ on Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). $299,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 973206)

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Sweden – Scenic 5.5-acre view lot, complete with underground power and septic system. $64,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 973703)

LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND Bridgton — Very pretty lot close to Shawnee Peak, area golfing and lovely lakes. Lot has stone walls and small pond. $24,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 982129)

Casco — 1.97-acre homesite with right-of-way to Sebago Lake and deeded boat slip on dock maintained and installed by the Homeowners Association. $159,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 943949)

Naples — Great, level building lot. 2.15 acres, trees, and close to the lake. Private. A great spot for your new home in the Lakes Region. $34,900. J.R. McGinnis, 393-7272. (MLS 923936)


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It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk News Columnist

The speed limit

is going uphill — has slowed to the correct speed limit. Rather than constantly gassing and braking, I let my car coast through town. The posted speed rate in the Raymond business district promotes the perfect flow — allowing vehicles time to pull onto the road. Driving the legal speed is natural and comfortable. Likewise, the 25-mph limit in downtown Bridgton embraces common sense. Parallel parking along storefronts makes it difficult to see pedestrians preparing to step from behind parked cars. Reason No. 2 is the middle ground — where most people will agree because it hits the pocketbook. Stick to the speed limit to save money. According to studies cited on the website www.fueleconomy.gov, vehicles waste gas when going more than 55 mph. The study said drivers reduce their gas mileage by 33 percent when speeding on the highway. Mileage decreases by 5 percent when engaging in rapid acceleration and braking through town. Based on a gas price of $3.07 a gallon, losses convert to 15 cents to $1 per gallon of gasoline used. With experts predicting prices at the pump to rise to $4 per gallon before this summer, driving at economically efficient speeds is a good habit to establish now. And, that could be a mild estimate: A local storeowner said he read a prediction that claimed we will see $5 a gallon at the pumps before 2011 is over. Reason No. 3: It’s the law. When family or friends come to our home in Raymond, my husband forewarns them of the low-speed areas, and tells them where law enforcement vehicles are typically parked. When my mother-in-law arrived at our house, she thanked him, saying she remembered to slow down and then saw the troopers’ automobile. She was glad she put on the brakes beforehand. Getting pulled over for speeding can be time consuming. Even if I don’t get a ticket, 20 minutes of my time was taken up doing something completely “un-fun” — if not frustrating. Getting fined for speeding or driving recklessly is costly. Even if I could afford the fine, I can think of a hundred other ways I would have rather spent my money. If I speed constantly, I will increase SPEED, Page B

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SNOW BRIDGE — Local photographer Ed Stevens of Bridgton said that snowshoes are standard photographic equipment for this image of the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge, over Stevens Brook, taken on Thursday morning after the first big snowfall of the season.

The well that cannot go dry

In the summer of 1997, we lived in the Front Range of the Rockies, a place of high altitude and high sun and red dust and blistering heat and cactus and the occasional rattlesnake. by S. Peter Lewis At the end of each burning day, I would shuffle down our News Columnist sidewalk through the swelter, aiming for our front door and behind it the big stuffed chair have her idioms squared away, and the glass of iced tea and a but her meaning was clear: at chance to shut my eyes against that moment, gazing into her the flaming glare. father’s eyes, she poured out w e a r y And each day, my tiny every bit of love she had, held k n e e s , daughter Mandy would hear nothing back, squeezed her look up, the creak of the screen door little heart dry. And no matter and say, and come careening around the how long my day or how tired “Oh, Papa, I love you into corner — all arms and legs and my mind and body, I always pieces.” pigtails and giggles and smiles looked forward to those regenAt five years old, she didn’t — to wrap herself around my

Views from the Uppermost House

Governor LePage and the NAACP

Did Governor LePage tell the NAACP to “kiss my butt”? Well, yes and no. The NAACP expects politicians to kiss their butts, and for decades they’ve gotten in line, kneeled down, and puckered up. Many resented having to do so, I’m sure, but they held their noses and laid on the lip smacks anyway. While the NAACP may once have been a legitimate civil rights organization, they devolved long ago into a condescending, left-wing, special-interest group. Their most special interest is playing on white guilt to further a far-left agenda. Maine’s new governor is unpretentious. He’s conservative so I’m inclined to like

him. His candor is refreshing. “I’ve not yet learned to speak out of both sides of my mouth,” he says. Maine’s liberals, who have been running my state for decades, find him appalling. They claim he told the NAACP to “kiss my butt.” He didn’t, actually, but that’s what is going out over national news. Ben Jealous, the CEO of the national NAACP, wants LePage to apologize. Let’s go back a bit. LePage is in sync with the Tea Party movement, whose primary goal is to limit government to what the framers of our Constitution intended. Thousands of small-government conservative candidates for state and federal offices across the country were swept

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NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the rental agreement between AKA Storage and the parties named below, their personal property shall become the property of AKA Storage on Jan 31, 2011 in order to satisfy all liens brought on by the default of payment.

Town of Sweden Residents WINTER ROAD CLOSURES The following roads will be closed for winter traffic beginning on October 1, 2010 and will reopen on May 1, 2011: Marr Road from the Jones' residence to Hardscrabble Road, Fern Drive from Brad Dunlap's to the Lovell town line, Bennett Road and Trull Brook Road from Buker Road to Route 93 (Bridgton Road).

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2.   Renewal of a Liquor License & Special Amusement Permit Application for the Songo River Queen II.  3. Renewal of a Junkyard Permit Application for Scott J. Kimball on Old Country Road.

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PUBLIC HEARING The Bridgton Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to consider revisions to the Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance and The Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business if necessary. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. 2T2

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into office as the Tea Party changes American politics. Big government liberals are in shock and desperate to stop it. Trying to pin the recent Arizona shootings on them is only the latest in a series of attempts to tarnish them. Maine elected a conservative governor because enough people, even in this very liberal state, see big government as a problem, not a solution. As LePage campaigned against big government last fall, opponents videotaped him saying, “We came from behind because we have a message. We have a message that says, One, we’ve had enough of the federal govern-

DISTRICT COURT BRIDGTON DOCKET NO. FM 10 248 MINDY N. HAFFORD Plaintiff v. BRETT A. BLUNDELL Defendant

1.   Renewal of a Liquor License & Special Amusement Permit Application for Sydney’s Restaurant & Pub.

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To avoid late fees you may license your dog(s) immediately after shot(s) have been given.

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The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on February 7th, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Naples Municipal Offices. On the agenda:

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erating little knee-hugs. My children taught me how to love by just doing it. They harbored nothing, kept no balance sheets, expected little in return, tied no strings. They showed me that love is a gift from God, miracle stuff — that it’s the only thing we have that we can give all of it away and still have all of it left. I see proof every day. A silver pickup truck parks in front of my barn and the driver’s door opens and my son steps out and my heart just bursts open. That’s it, I think to myself, there isn’t a molecule of affection left, that’s all I got. Then the passenger door WELL, Page B

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Withdrawal of Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Portland, City of South Portland, Towns of Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Harpswell, Scarborough, Standish and Windham, Cumberland County, Maine (All Jurisdictions). This notice is to inform you that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and has terminated the current appeal period for your community. For detailed information on this withdrawal, please contact your local community officials. 2T3

ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION This court has reviewed the motion of the Plaintiff for service by publication pursuant to Rule 4(g) of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure. The type of action is a divorce. Property or credits of the defendant (may be) affected. The name and address of the plaintiff’s attorney is not available. It is ORDERED that service be made upon the other party by publishing a copy of this Order once a week for three (3) successive weeks, in the BRIDGTON NEWS, a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the action is pending. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the party being served by publication appear and serve an answer to the motion or complaint on the other party at the above address. The answer must be filed with the court within forty-one (41) days after the first publication of this Order. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the moving party mail a copy of the Order as published to the other party at the party’s last known address. Failure to serve an answer will cause judgment by default to be entered, granting relief sough in the motion or complaint.

ment. We’ve had enough. Two, we’ve had enough of the state government. And number three, government should be working for the people, not the people working for the government. And as your governor, you’re gonna be seeing a lot of me on the front page saying Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.” Well, that last phrase is exactly what liberals in Maine were hoping for by following LePage around with a video camera. The comment made national news, but the context in which it was spoken did not. Obama is the quintessential big government liberal. LEPAGE, Page B LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION: IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above named parties by: 1. Prohibited from transferring, encumbering, concealing, selling or otherwise disposing of any property of either or both of the parties, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life, without the written consent of the parties or the permission of the court. 2. Prohibited from imposing any restraint on the personal liberty of the other party or on any natural or adopted child of either or both of the parties. 3. Prohibited from voluntarily removing the other party or any child or children of the parties from any policy of health insurance that provides coverage for the other party or the child or children of the parties. WARNING: This Preliminary Injunction is an official court Order. If you disobey this Order, the court may find you in contempt of court. This court Order is effective until the earliest of the following: 1) The court revokes or modifies it; 2) A final judgment is entered in the matter before the court; or 3) The action is dismissed. This order is incorporated into the docket by reference at the specific direction of the court. Date: 12/9/10 s/ Nancy D. Carlson Magistrate A TRUE COPY ATTEST: Belinder Becher, Clerk Maine District Court #9 Bridgton, Maine

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I enjoy the challenge of driving the speed limit. In the areas that I travel most often, I like that I’ve memorized where changes to the speed limit exist — based on landmarks nearby. Knowing this helps me accomplish the task of sticking to the sanctioned speed. As someone who is a former self-described rule-breaker, I’d like to make an argument for driving the speed limit for a few reasons — including obeying the law, which has its own rationale. For those of you who adhere to the speed limit simply because it’s the law, you can stop reading now. For those of you who already drive the speed limit for reasons other than the fact it is the law, maybe you’d like to compare your justifications for trying to obey the speed-limit law with mine. First, I’d like to exclude the Town of Windham’s business district along Route 302, an area most residents of the Lake Region travel to or through. After all, I’ve scarcely ever driven there when everyone was doing 30 mph, the speed limit I’ve seen posted on signs. Most people drive 40 — easily. To drive slower (essentially to drive the speed limit) impedes the traffic flow. Therefore, I’d like to exclude North Windham’s 30-mph speed limit from my argument for driving the speed limit. In addition, I am going to pitch my least important reason first. So, this argument will be presented in the inverted triangle format. Reason No. 1: To keep your quads and calves in really good shape — at least on the right side. When I moved from North Windham to Raymond — and had to drive through all the additional speed-limit changes, my right leg got in really good shape. You should try it. Just think of all the money a person could save in gym fees by allowing their leg to hover above the gas or brake. It’s instant isometrics. The challenge is to allow the car to change its own speed according to the terrain. Where the speed limit goes from 50 to 35 mph, there is a warning sign at the top of the hill after the Windham Way Motel. That’s where I take my foot off the gas, and by the time I pass the 35 mph sign, my car — which


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ORGANIST/PIANIST — Choir director, United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton. Allen digital organ and piano. Small volunteer choir sings occasionally. Salary negotiable. Send resume and references to: United Parish Music Committee, PO Box 95, Harrison, ME 04040 or email to: info@ unitedparishucc.org or phone 207583-4840. 2t2

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SEMI-RETIRED — contractor looking for electrical and plumbing work. Please call 647-8026. tf41

GOTCHA COVERED — Looking for roof & walkway shoveling. Also interior painting. Superior service at affordable prices. Fully insured, free estimates. Kevin, 693-3684. 13t1x

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

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BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus references and security. JPD Properties, 310-0693. tf2 COMMERCIAL SPACE — for lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 302 frontage. Call for details, 6474465. tf46

NAPLES — Well-maintained onebedroom, off Rte. 35, thirty-day-notice FOR SALE lease, no smoking, no pets, laundry on site, quiet setting. $600/mo. incl. heat FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, & elect. 207-899-5052. tf15 trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2-bedPost. 207-647-8163. tf43 room unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. Trash, heat and H20 included. Near PLEASE CONSIDER – donating downtown. $700 month. Call 603your leftover garage sale items and 494-0325. tf50 your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. BRICKWOODS — Scaling down For more information, call 935-4358 and simplifying? Sunny & bright, ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 warm & tight new 2-bedroom brick home looking for long-term tenant HILLTOP FIREWOOD — with no pets & no smoking. Located Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call in 4-home complex convenient to for details, 890-9300. tf31 amenities. Plowing & lawn mainteDRY FIREWOOD — $150 per nance included. $850 month. Call tf16 cord; seasoned, $225 per cord. 5” x (207) 452-2441 FMI. 5” round bales, good hay, $50-$60 NAPLES — 3-bedroom, 1-bath each; square bales, $4 and up. Call ranch, full walkout basement. Clean 583-4694. 8t1x and comfortable. Great location, great $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag home. NAPLES: 2-bedroom, 1-bath when purchasing new U.S. Flag apartment located in duplex on quiet 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, road with upstairs and downstairs. Windham, 893-0339. tf46 Great space. OTISFIELD: Log home, 2-car garage, 3-bedroom, 1.5-baths, HOUSE CONTENTS — at 686 full walkout basement. DENMARK: Waterford Rd., Waterford. Saturday, 2-bedroom, 1 bath cottage, lake rights Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m.-4 to Moose Pond, deck and furnished. p.m. or by appointment. Call 207- All rents need application and secu583-4182 FMI. Everything must go. rity deposit and first month rent when 2t2x approved. Call Ralph at Lake Country Property Rentals (207) 647-8093. tf4 FIREWOOD — Dry, seasoned or green. Cut, split, delivered. 1/2 HARRISON — Main St., sunny cord loads available. Call Wendell 1st floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully Scribner 583-4202. 10t48x applianced in “like new” condition. Available now at $895 month heat SUPPORT OUR LOCAL — Logger included. For information or to apply, and heat with carbon neutral wood or contact Susan at Heritage Realty, 207wood pellets. Purchase a Central 583-6001. tf36 Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603- HARRISON VILLAGE — Quaint 447-2282. 2-bedroom apartment, private entrance 12t2x and backyard, nicely updated kitchen and bath. Walk to park, beach, library. WANTED TO BUY Includes parking, landscaping, plowFIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS ing and trash pickup. $650 & utilities. — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing Call Peter at 650-9768. 6t50 Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 BRIDGTON — Walk to downtown. BUYING OLD CARS— and trucks 4 rooms newly renovated, 2 large for junk, old jewelry, coins, glass- bedrooms, 1 bath. Large private yard, ware and furniture. 890-5363, 583- appliances, washer-dryer included. 4694. 8t2x First month’s rent, security deposit & references. $750 per month plus utiliVEHI­CLES FOR SALE ties. 207-452-2585. tf47 1987 IROC CAMARO — Loaded BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bedplus. $2,500 or best offer. Trade con- room apartment. Heat & utilities sidered. Call 653-4377. tf1 included. $175 per week plus security tf38 JESUS IS LORD – new and used deposit. Call 647-3565. auto parts. National locator. Most BOOTH RENTALS — Stylist, nail parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s tech. Call Amy, Shear Techniques, Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, Naples, 693-3052. 2t3 207-647-5477. tf30

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NAPLES — Basement studio apartment, $500 month includes all utilities, TV & WiFi. No smoking, perfect for working single. Maintenance handy person preferred. Call 3108664. tf3

BRIDGTON — Very nice sunny with large windows 1-bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel and black appliances. Washer & dryer hookups and offstreet parking. $550 monthly with a security deposit of $550 required. BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2-bath 1-207-625-8812. 2t2x apartment. Includes everything, W/D, heat, electric, water, plowing, trash. WATERFORD — 2 bedroom, 2nd Walk to Food City. $845. 781-963- floor unit overlooking Back Pond in 1148. tf50 Waterford. Peaceful and private spot. Knotty pine interior with deck just NAPLES — $750. Beautiful fur- 15’ from the waters edge. $550/month nished one-bedroom apartment. Price plus utilities. One pet considered includes electric heat, hot water, laun- with deposit. Security & 1st month dry, plowing. Need 1st & last months’ required. Call 207-647-4000. 4t2 rent, or one month rent at $800 and $800 thereafter. Checking for employ- WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom ment and references. Absolutely no apartment available. $595 month & smoking or pets. Call 207-693-4408. security deposit. Includes heat. No tf50 pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf3 FRYEBURG — 3-bedroom home, furnished, fridge, W/D, included, $1,100 plus utilities. Lease required. Quiet & convenient, no smokers or pets. 617-838-1138. 3t3 CASCO — 2-bedroom & loft, house $900 month & utilities, pets? No smoking, references, security & 1st month’s rent. 655-3334. 4t52x

FOR RENT — Long term, upscale 3 bedroom, 3 bath, furnished condo, sandy beach, no pets, $850/month, you pay utilities. Call Carole, 207838-0363. 2t2

HARRISON — 1 bedroom, cozy 2nd floor apartment in quiet location, private deck, 2 minutes from town. $450/month plus fuel. Electric included. No dogs - cats considered. 1st and security deposit required with application. Call 207-647-4000. 4t2 BRIDGTON — Upstairs, 2-bedroom apartment, no smoking. Heat, trash and plowing included. $700 month. Call 207-358-0808. tf49

SUNNY BRIGHT — Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment. Large open concept single unit, private balcony, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Great location, very clean. Minutes from downtown Bridgton and grocery shopping. Utilities and plowing included. One year minimum. First month and security. $875 month. Call 647-5012 or e-mail jmcivers@gmail.com tf50 SOUTH BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment. Heat & hot water included. Sun deck, laundry facilities on site. $675. Also at same location, 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included. $665. Security deposit required. 247-4707, 647-2970. tf46 NORTH BRIDGTON — Upstairs large 1-bedroom apartment, very energy efficient, $650 per month plus utilities. Call 207-358-0808. tf49 CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $100 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-838-1181, home 207-627-1006. tf48

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Not all drugs are covered by Medicare Part D plans. If your doctor needs to change your prescription or prescribe an additional drug, check your plan’s formulary to be sure the drug is covered. You should have received a copy of the condensed formulary (drug list) from the plan when you received your plan ID card. If you do not have the plan’s formulary, call the plan and ask them if the drug is covered. You’ll find their number on the back of your plan ID card. If your doctor prescribes a drug that is not on your Part D plan’s drug list, you can request a “coverage determination” from your plan. You or your doctor can call your plan or write them a letter to request that they cover the prescription you need. Once your plan has received your request, it has 72 hours to notify you of its decision. If your plan decides against coverage, you can appeal their decision. One of the best places to get help with your appeal is Maine Legal Services for the Elderly. They have a special hot line for this very purpose: 1-877-774-7772. Stan Cohen is a Medicare Volunteer Counselor and is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 800427-7411 and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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(Continued from Page B) opens and my daughter-in-law climbs out and I’m flooded all over again. Or, the phone rings at work and I hear my wife’s voice, a voice that has caused my heart to skip a beat since 1979. Or, I get an e-mail from a precious someone who has moved far away who tells me they miss me. Or, I find an adorable little note from my favorite niece. Or, I open the mailbox to find a letter from my dad. Or, I drive into town on an errand and see a friend’s car in a parking lot. And my heart overflows, and that’s it, that’s all I’ve got — and all I’ve got is always enough because no matter how much pours out, the well just never runs dry. Love is miraculous. Mandy is all grown up now and in college far away, and she has matured idiomatically. She’s increased her vocabulary, cleaned up her grammar, and speaks with an air of educated

sophistication. She sent me an e-mail not long ago telling me that she was coming home for a surprise visit. I responded instantly and breathlessly using CAPITAL letters and bold and italics and underlines and new-millennium abbreviations (e.g. CHW: Can Hardly Wait) and (excessive!!!) strings of exclamation points and the whole thing just dripped with gooey paternal sappiness. Her reply was adorable, if terse, and it was clear by reading between the lines that my little girl still loved her papa into pieces. (Now, it helps with this part of the narrative if you imagine me as a wiggling puppy on the back of a couch looking out a window as a third-grader comes bounding down the steps of a school bus). All Mandy’s text message said was, “Dude, don’t wet yourself.”

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To The Editor: In all of my years of reading, 86 I think as I turned the age of 90 in November, I have never come across the word, eugenics, until last week’s issue of The Bridgton News. So, I looked it up in the dictionary as I do any word I don’t know the meaning of. Too bad we can’t choose our own parents, isn’t it? I wonder whom I would pick? Do you think the world would be better off if that were possible? I would like to know why Tom McLaughlin’s column causes so much furor to so many folks? His column is the first thing I look for when I get the paper. I’m sorry Ms. Durr, but isn’t there someone else you can disparage? I read your letters, too. Some are quite interesting. I am also sorry if I sound derogatory, but my ire gets raised, too. Happy reading folks. The Bridgton News has changed a lot over the past few years. I like the older editions myself. Ferne Adams Naples

No dome for Bridgton

To The Editor: In 60 years I have seen many changes in Bridgton. I remember when local people owned property on the lakes, and a fishing boat had a five horsepower engine. Bridgton was a thriving community with a lot of things for the people — great baseball teams that played throughout New England; the grandstand is still behind Stevens Brook Elementary School and it would be packed on game day. There

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To The Editor: On Sunday night, Dec. 26, my wife and I were returning from a family Christmas party in Massachusetts during a snowstorm. Our automobile encountered an icy area on Route 107. I was unable to control the automobile, and we skidded into a tree, totaling the car. I was amazed at the professional response that followed: a neighbor called 9-1-1 when she heard the impact; the dispatch of fire and police to the accident was extremely fast; and an ambulance arrived at the scene moments later. I was impressed by the teamwork, efficiency and caring by

all the responders. They all questioned our needs and provided the necessary service for our safety, comfort and medical needs. I was particularly impressed by Bridgton Police Officer, Joshua Muise. He took charge and quickly secured the necessary information to document the accident and implement a towing service. My wife and I were transported to Bridgton Hospital and shortly thereafter Officer Muise arrived inquiring as to our needs. I indicated that we would need transportation home, however, it would be a while before my wife’s tests would be completed. Officer Muise said that he would come back again. I also noted that my glasses had come off in the accident and that I have poor distance vision. He said he would see what he could do. After my wife’s tests came back, the emergency room physician decided that she should stay overnight in the hospital. Shortly thereafter, Officer

(Continued from Page B) my chance of getting pulled over. I drive the speed limit so I’m not a target for the next ticket that gets written. Law enforcement is savvy to drivers’ habits. Police vehicles do sit in certain hot spots or speed traps, and wait for the next offender. Reason No. 4 is a selfish one: To protect my child and others traveling with me. I care about my own safety, too. Of less importance, I don’t want to wreck the vehicle, which I reply upon so heavily. My major distraction from going the speed limit is NOT the cell phone or my morning coffee or even running behind schedule. My distraction is daydreaming. A few moments spent daydreaming can increase

the speed of my vehicle very quickly. Obviously, my brain and my foot quit communicating. Suddenly, I am cruising at 65 in a 55-mph zone with a town and even lower speed limit on the immediate horizon. Or, I am passing the intersection where I was supposed to turn that day; but, my mind is elsewhere and I am following my most familiar route instead. Recently, I flipped the pages of a well-worn book (Peace Is Every Step) to a driving meditation written by a Vietnamese monk named Thich Nahat Hanh. I located this reminder of the profound relationship between vehicle and driver: “Before starting the car, I know where I am going. The car and I are one. If the car goes fast, I go fast.”

they needed something. It can be so again, and the sky will not fall. Bob Mawhinney Bridgton

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To The Editor: Channel 8 Morning News reported the scams that plagued us this past year. As we all know, when times get hard the scam artists come out of the walls. The biggest we found the last two years was jobs and the sneaky way they sell your name. Going from one to hundreds of schools, universities and specialty schools, wanting your last dollar and even your credit card, driving up your indebtedness. Just finding a job is impossibly hard. The government does nothing to stop this practice or discourage people from dealing with these people. I will admit it puts thousands To The Editor: of people to work calling you at I wish to comment on Tom noon, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Calling McLaughlin’s column concernyou lazy and good for nothLETTERS, Page B

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ing for not investing in their schools or promises of a job when it’s paying their wages. It’s no use to call the phone companies as they tell you to put your name on the “do not call” list, and it still goes on. People get discouraged when they can’t find work. Get screwed out of $20,000 or $30,000 on the value of their home and cannot do anything about it. We are the people and not too big to fail.  There is no pity for the money lost in the stock market, then we are expected to use our life savings to get by when our self-centered Congress passes laws that help the millionaires and lobbyists. Scam the elderly out of their Social Security cost of living.  Our government leaders care more about the people that can help them, than the people that really need help to survive. The millionaires get richer; the politicians get richer; and the people that they campaigned to help are getting poorer.  Robert Champagne Bridgton

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was a carnival in the summer that had games of chance that taught me a hard lesson at the age of 12. I wasn’t happy at the time, but it has served me well. There were things to do in those days. Two movie theaters. A bowling alley. Opportunities for jobs with the many merchants and factories. There were no gift shops. If you wanted a souvenir, you got a plaque made by Smith Sign Co. at Swanson’s. Gift shops, museums and art galleries enhance life, but do not sustain it. We cannot make Bridgton’s past something it never was. We are fortunate to have a town on the west corridor. If businesses want to come and invest in our town, let them. Route 302 has been designated for businesses and to say that we don’t want big box stores or these aren’t the kind of jobs we want is wrong. If you don’t have a job, this will help. It can be a career for sure, and extra income for others. They also teach a work ethic and how to get along in the world, not to mention the pride of being rewarded for your work. These stores and restaurants also add to the tax base. Small businesses and homeowners can no longer keep up with the expense of state and federal mandates placed on towns. If you don’t believe this, take a look at some other small towns — the ones that look like they have seen better days. Let the free enterprise system prevail with current rules. It is hard and expensive for businesses to come here, but if they wish to live by the rules and invest in our community, welcome them. The past is gone. Let the town grow and prosper for the sake of its citizenry, especially the young. Let’s not lock the doors and turn out the lights on Bridgton’s future. It was always a diverse and vibrant and selfsustaining town that people from other towns came to when

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(Continued from Page B) Obamacare is his signature and the Tea Party was born in opposition to it. Government will take over 18% of our entire economy and force Mainers to buy health insurance. Obamacare’s constitutionality is being challenged by dozens of states in federal court. President Obama runs up more debt and expands government more than any other president in American peacetime history. Any criticism of President Obama is assumed by our liberal mainstream media to be racially motivated. They think all conservatives — especially us rural types — are dumb rednecks. Obama himself said, “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustra-

tions.” So, when LePage declined the Maine NAACP’s invitation to an event at the Maine State Prison last weekend, the media pressed him. LePage knew where they were going and he said the NAACP was a special interest group and he represents all Mainers. A reporter asked how he would respond to those who claim his decision not to attend was part of a negative pattern, he smiled and said: “Tell them to kiss my butt.” Cameras were running, so it’s on video. The NAACP accused the Tea Party of racism last July. There was no evidence, but a lack of evidence never stops liberals from accusing conservatives as we’re seeing in Arizona. The liberal mainstream media is always ready to amplify baseless accusations because perception is reality in politics. People vote

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based on their perception of issues and candidates and the liberal media have until lately enjoyed monopolistic control over that perception. One of the first things LePage did as governor was to rescind his predecessor’s executive order banning state employees from inquiring about anyone’s immigration status. Now police, welfare officials, or anyone else can refuse to grant special privileges to illegal aliens. Maine is no longer a sanctuary state. Naturally, the far-left Maine chapters of both the NAACP and the ACLU organized a protest against LePage’s action in Portland for Martin Luther King Day. In Maine and Arizona, liberals consider those against paying benefits for illegal aliens who sneak into the United States to be just as “racist” as the Tea Party. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a middle school U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

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AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto State Inspection Snowblower Repair M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt.

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(Continued from Page B) ing the Arizona shooting. It is my opinion that McLaughlin is encouraging his students to refer to mentally challenged individuals as nutcases. It is inconceivable to me that a teacher anywhere would propose such a designation to his/her students. I believe McLaughlin owes each and every one of his students an apology. He should also schedule a meeting with his district’s Special Education director to also apologize and sign up for a few lessons in sensitivity training Peter C. Berry Bridgton

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HAIRDRESSERS Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist 647-8355

HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011

All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246

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A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854

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CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 www.mciverelectric.net

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Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379 Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222

R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882

Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Sweden Rd. Bridgton Residential Wiring – Generators Jeff Hadley Builder Naples 693-4595 New homes, remodels, additions Tuomi Electric Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Kitchens, tile & wood floors Residential & Commercial Fully insured – free estimates Harrison 583-4728 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Call us with your staffing needs Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286

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Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

Ms. C’s Computer Repair Senior Citizen Discount Marjy Champagne 207-228-5279 26 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton

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LOCKSMITH Fryeburg Lock Company Master key systems/auto unlock/rekeying/safe work New installations – 24 hour service Certified – Insured – AAA 207-697-LOCK (5625)

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ban fast food formula restaurants and to cap retail store size are now set for a citizen’s vote on March 1. This is a seminal moment in the history of Bridgton. It will define the look and character of the town for the future and the economic direction. If you are undecided on this issue then one needs to ask one’s self some questions. Do you want Bridgton to look like North Windham, South Paris or North Conway? Or do you want it to retain its character and independent entrepreneurs like York or Ogunquit? Do you want the bulk of the money you spend in Bridgton to stay in the community or are you okay with it being sent out of state to the coffers of corporations? Do you believe your taxes will go down because there is greater development in Bridgton or do you wonder where the money is going to come from when Bridgton needs more police coverage and equipment, improved fire cov-

Sheila Rollins Private/instrument/multi-engine instructor Flight training – Ground school Flight review 583-6074

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KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255

MASONRY D & D Masonry Chimneys/fireplaces/walks/etc. Fully insured Free estimates Darryl & Doug Hunt 693-5060

MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial bridgtonmoving@verizon.net – Glynn Ross 240 N. High St. – 647-8255 – 671-2556 (cell)

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erage and equipment and possibly a professional vs. volunteer fire department? Who pays for the increased maintenance and equipment for new roads, sidewalks, increased litter and snow removal? I realize that there are questions about the definitions of the terms “formula fast food restaurants” and “big box.” Here are the definitions as they will appear on the ballot: Fast food restaurant and/or formula restaurant — means restaurants that prepare food and beverages on site for public sale and are required by contractual or other arrangements to utilize any of the following: prescribed employee uniforms, interior and exterior color schemes, architectural design, signage, name, presentation format, or similar standardized features which cause the restaurant to be substantially identical to another restaurant regardless of ownership or location. The fast food and/or forLETTERS, Page 11B REAL ESTATE Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

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Obituaries

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Christopher P. Waugh

Laura O. Webber

Joshua S. Waldron

HOMOSASSA, FLA. — Christopher Paul Waugh, 51, formerly of Maine, passed away recently in Homosassa, Fla. Christopher was born in Everett, Wash. on Jan. 6, 1959 to George and Gloria Waugh. He was educated in both Willingboro, N.J. and SAD 61 schools, graduating from Lake Region High School in 1977. While living in Maine, Chris worked for Sabre Yachts, Dielectric for several years, as well as Noyes Moving and Storage, P&K Sand and Gravel and D&G Machine. His most recent position was at Lane Furniture near his home in Homosassa. Chris enjoyed music, movies, photography, furniture refinishing, NASCAR, animals and spending time with friends and family. Chris was predeceased by his parents George and Gloria WaughPolland; and a nephew. Surviving are his son Cory; stepfather John Polland of Casco; brother Peter of Blue Hill; sister Shelley Morse of Kennebunk; sister Julie Senter of Standish; stepsisters, Molly Polland of Sebago and Amy Chaplin of Harrison; 10 nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life and time of sharing will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home in Casco. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Crooked River Cemetery in Naples. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to: Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

FARMINGTON — Laura O. Webber, 95, of Farmington, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at the Pinewood Terrace, where she had been a resident since 2007. She was born on May 27, 1915, in New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of William and Helen (McLean) Stanger. She graduated class valedictorian from the New Sharon High School in 1933 and went on to attend Bliss Business School. On June 14, 1938, she married Richard W. Oliver. Together, they raised two sons and a daughter. Richard passed away on Feb. 25, 1961. She remarried to Robert O. Webber on Feb. 17, 1962. He had two sons Wally and Ralph Webber. Robert passed away on Dec. 8, 1996. Laura was well liked and known to many friends in the area. She loved her family and flowers and the view from her porch at her home on Bailey Hill Road. She also loved to bake bread, rolls, pies and cookies. She was an active member of the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington. She is survived by her sons, Doug Oliver of Farmington and Bill Oliver of Colorado; a daughter, Cyndi Ela of Fryeburg; a stepson, Ralph Webber of Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Richard Oliver and Robert Webber; her parents, William and Helen Stanger; four sisters, Margaret Chandler, Vivian Buchanan, Barbara Mason and Eva Brann; and a stepson, Wally Webber. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com Funeral services were held Jan. 16, at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington with the Rev. Dr. Susan Crane officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Gifts may be given in her memory to the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 147, Farmington, ME 04938, or the Pinewood Terrace Resident Activity Fund, 136 Rosewood Dr., Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Joshua Scott Waldron, “Josh,” 16, of Raymond and Carrabassett Valley, a junior at Carrabassett Valley Academy, died on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Sugarloaf, as the result of injuries sustained in a skiing accident. He had been a CVA Freerider for the past three years. He was born on April 10, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Scott and Laura (Poi) Waldron. Josh was a studentathlete, who excelled in a variety of sporting activities. In the words of the Academy’s Free Style Program Manager, Nathan McKenzie, “Josh was a great young man, teammate and friend. He was more than well liked by his community and team at CVA. Josh had many talents, including mountain biking where he was a team leader this season. His talents were evident in skiing, trampoline and academics. He was often the kid everyone asked for help while studying on the road trips. He was calm-tempered and always supportive to his teammates. He was one of our top ranked athletes on the Freestyle Team. Josh truly loved his surroundings and the opportunities his parents worked so hard to give to him. We loved skiing with Josh. We loved being with Josh. We love Josh.” One of his best friends at CVA, Mark Spinney, shared that “Josh was the best friend you could ever ask for! The things that he loved to do will be embraced by the people who love him.” Josh, a member of the Sugarloaf Ski Club and the Mountain Biking Club also loved wake boarding and skate boarding. He was passionate about the outdoors and was beginning to develop an interest in fishing and target practicing. Josh’s immediate family describes him as sweet, kind, quiet mannered, intelligent, compassionate, thoughtful, creative, funny and blessed with a great sense of humor. He is survived by his father, Scott Waldron of Carrabassett Valley; his mother, Laura (Poi) Marass and her husband Nelson Marass of Raymond; his sister, Ashley Waldron of Raymond; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Sandi Waldron of Bedford, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Bert and Louann Poi of Tuczon, Ariz.; stepgrandmother, Kathleen Marass of Rumson, N.J.; paternal great-grandparents, Fred and Angie Waldron of Bedford, Ind.; maternal great-grandmother, Jeanne Edwards of Bedford, Ind.; uncles, aunt and several cousins. Visitation was held at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, (Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at the Dick Bell Chapel, Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, with the Rev. Pamela Morse officiating. Winter entombment will be at the Remembrance Center. Spring burial services to be announced. Condolences may be shared with each other at www.wilesrclcom. A video tribute can be seen on the funeral home’s website beginning Thursday. Remembrance gifts may be given to Josh’s family: in care of Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

Philip E. Foster SOUTH PORTLAND — Philip Edward Foster, 81, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at the Veterans Home in Scarborough. Philip was born April 8, 1929 in South Portland, the son of the late Lester and Rose (Mossey) Foster. He graduated from South Portland High School and enlisted in the United States Army in April of 1946. He graduated from the Unites States Military Police School at Brake, Germany in 1946. He served as a member of 793rd Military Police Battalion at Nurnberg, Germany from 1946 to 1949. He arrived in Japan in January of 1950 as combat Infantryman and member of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon. He served as a member of 5th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division during the Korean Conflict from July 1950 to November 1951. He retired from the United States Army on Sept. 17, 1952 at Fort Dix, N.J. He served in various components of the Maine National Guard and the United States Army Reserves from 1954 until 1970. He retired from the United States Army Reserves on April 28, 1970. Philip joined the South Portland Police Department in April of 1958 and retired as a lieutenant in 1979. During retirement, he accepted the position of Director of Security at The Maine Mall from 1979 until 1987. Philip was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 832 South Portland and Deering Memorial Post 6859, Portland, member of the American Legion, Harold T. Andrews Post 17, the NonCommissioned Officers Association, United States Coast Guard Station and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 188 Portland. He was an active member of the Democratic Party. He was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Philip was predeceased by his wife, Jaqueline Foster in July of 2001; son, Philip Foster; and nine siblings. Philip is survived by his children, Mary Amoroso of Raymond, Julie Foster of Windham, Madelyn Parechanian of Raymond, Michelle LaBerge of South Portland, Daniel Foster of Portland and Gerlinde Renner of Nurnberg, Germany; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Philip’s guest book. Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Ste 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

Neil T. Brusso LEWISTON — Neil T. Brusso, 69, died on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born in Brentwood, N.H. on Aug. 18, 1941, the son of Leslie Frank and Elise Schou Brusso. He attended Freemont Elementary and graduated from Sanborn Seminary in 1961. He was a foreman at Kingston-Warren Manufacturing for 30 years in Newfield, N.H. He was currently employed at Wal-Mart for the past 11 years. He loved fishing, liked camping and the outdoors and enjoyed spending time at Swift River in New Hampshire. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Green of Poland and Wendy Brown of Raymond; a sister, Beth Downing of South Carolina; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Jean Brusso. At the request of Mr. Brusso, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal Street, Mechanic Falls. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com. Donations in his memory can be made to: The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

George P. Alimi ROCHESTER, N.H. — George P. Alimi, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born on April 4, 1919, in Dorchester, Mass., to Angelo and Julia (Castigleone) Alimi. He lived most of his life in Rochester after moving here at a young age. George served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Wrangle. George owned and operated Collins Sporting Goods for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Elks, American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed sports and in his youth played semi-pro baseball and was inducted into the Rochester Sports Hall of Fame. George was predeceased by his brother Arthur Alimi; his sister Eva Rigazio; and his first wife, Beatrice (Johnson) Alimi, who died in 1978. He is survived by his wife Alice (Huppe) Alimi; three sons, Paul Alimi of Simsbury, Conn., Richard Alimi of Fryeburg and Robert Alimi of Westborough, Mass.; six stepchildren: Donna Nay of Somersworth, N.H., Raymond Roux of Windham, Thomas Roux of Farmington, N.H., Jeanne Elliott of Hudson, N.H., James Roux of Northwood, N.H. and Brenda Paradis of Hampton, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held at the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, N.H. on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester. Burial will be in the spring in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Jimmy Fund at www.jimmyfund.org If you would like to sign the online guestbook, please go to www. grondinfuneralhome.com

Lorraine E. Hanson

BRUNSWICK — Lorraine Elizabeth Hamilton Hanson, 90, of Portland, died on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick. She was born in Bridgton on Sept. 29, 1920, the daughter of Edward Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (McElroy) Spiller. She attended Portland schools graduating from Portland High School, Class of 1939, where she was a member of the basketball team. In 1942, Lorraine married Ervin Monroe Hamilton Jr. of Portland and had four sons. He died in 1963. She later married Ralph Hanson of Falmouth, and he died in 1992. Lorraine was employed for many years by the former Cushman Baking Company, and later worked in the office for Dr. Raymond LeBel for several years until her retirement. She was a member of Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loved the beach, collecting sea glass and swimming in the Maine ocean. Her favorite spot was Crescent Beach State Park. She had a great sense of humor and was very inquisitive. Over the years she was very active and loved walking, traveling, gardening, reading mystery novels, rug hooking and was an avid lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. She was predeceased by her son, Wayne E. Hamilton; two brothers, William and Richard Spiller; her sister, Naomi Spiller; and a greatSECAUCUS, N.J. — Julia Hamm (nee Bulmer), 70, a 15-year grandson. She leaves three sons, Gary M. Hamilton of Yarmouth, Keith R. resident of Secaucus, N.J., formerly of Portland and Jersey City, passed Hamilton of Vineyard Haven, Mass. and Stephen J. Hamilton of Jay; a away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. brother, Donald Spiller of Casco; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandShe was the daughter of the late Edgar Bulmer and Julia Fernald. Julia was a member of the N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority. She children; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Jones, Rich & was a teller supervisor at First Jersey National Bank and its affiliates for Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, where a funeral 24 years, and was a pari-mutuel seller at the Meadowlands Racetrack service was held with Fr. Frank for 25 years. Logan officiating. Graveside serShe was the beloved moth• Monuments vices were at Evergreen Cemetery er of Cynthia Hamm of Toms on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Please River, N.J., Pamela Mc Tiernan • Markers visit www.jonesrichandhutchins. of Frankville, Pa., Julie Solfaro of • Urns com for additional information and Holmdel, N.J. to sign Lorraine’s guestbook. • Lettering She was predeceased by a son, In lieu of flowers, contributions David Hamm Jr., and a brother, • Stone may be made in her memory to: Brad Fernald. RT. 302, NORTH CONWAY, N.H. 603-356-5398 Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleaning She is also survived by her OPEN YEAR ROUND 279 Congress Street, Portland, ME sisters, Patricia Chadbourne of Monday - Friday 9 – 5:30; and by appointment 04101. Gorham, Carol Petty of Naples, Debra Baade of Bowdoin, Betty Huffman of Portland and Jeanie Caulkins of Newburgh; a brother, John O’Neal of Palm City, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and six great39 Depot St. • Bridgton, ME 04009 grandchildren; her companion of 22 years, William Hardt; and many 207-647-8441 • 800-834-8407 nieces and nephews. Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5, Sat. 9 – 4 Visitation was held on Tuesday We Deliver around town or around the world. at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, www.warrensfloristmaine.com N.J. A Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus was held on Wednesday. Interment folProviding lowed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Floral Arrangements • Greeting Cards North Arlington, N.J. Please send companionship, respite tributes and condolences to www. care, home care and Garden Decor • Gift Baskets mackmemorialhome.com transportation. In lieu of flowers, donations in …from a single stem to a whole bouquet, flowers say it best! memory of Julia may be made to 647-2149 The American Cancer Society. 1st & 3rd

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Esther Brennan FRYEBURG — Esther “Tilly” Brennan, 82, died Jan. 11, 2011 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Tilly was born on May 30, 1928 in South Weymouth, Mass. to Allen and Esther (Thompson) Hosmer. Growing up, she worked on her parents’ dairy farm. She graduated from Weymouth High School in 1946. As a teenager, Tilly discovered her love of horses, which would become one of her lifelong passions. She always enjoyed her Sunday rides with her father. She would spend many happy hours in her life showing horses and ponies, trail riding with friends, and teaching both her daughter and granddaughter to ride and love horses as well. In December 1950, Tilly married the love of her life, William “Bill” Brennan. Together, they moved to Hanover, Mass. and in 1955 had their daughter Robin. Many of Tilly’s happiest memories were from those early years of her daughter’s life. In 1964, the family moved to Stow, where they lived a peaceful and quiet life, enjoying the company of friends and family, gardening, and working with horses and other animals. In 1982, Tilly and her husband Bill moved to Fryeburg to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law Rex. The 80s were a wonderful time for Tilly; she and Bill built their retirement home together, traveled to Georgia and Florida where they spent their days walking the beach and enjoying time with each other. Her only grandchild was born in 1983, and being within walking distance of her daughter’s home, Tilly and Bill were very involved in their granddaughter’s life. They enjoyed combining her sewing skills and his woodworking skills to make wonderful toys and stuffed animals for their granddaughter. They were loving, supportive grandparents. In December 1991, Bill passed away. They were married for 41 wonderful years. After his death, Tilly continued to lead a full life, being an important part of her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter’s lives, spending time with her sister Pinkie, honing her remarkable sewing skills, creating beautiful flower gardens, and spoiling her three cats. In the few years of her life Parkinson’s began to take its toll on Tilly, but she maintained a positive outlook. When she moved to the Fryeburg Health Care Center in 2008, she made many close friends with the residents and staff there. She is predeceased by her parents Esther and Allen Hosmer; her husband William Brennan. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Wiley of Fryeburg; her granddaughter; her sister Ida “Pinkie” Wilfong of Stow; her niece and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.  A graveside service for family and friends will be held in the spring at Hillcrest Cemetery in Stow.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Humane Center, 279 River Road, Windham, ME 04062. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed the family at www.woodfuneralhome. org

James H. Molloy HARRISON — James “Jim” H. Molloy, 64, passed away on Jan. 3, 2011 at Maine Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born in Wakefield, Mass. and lived much of his life in Saugus Mass., where he retired from the Saugus Police Department. He was predeceased by a brother, David Molloy. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Ann (Nastari) Molloy; children John A. Molloy, his wife Lynda and their daughters Brenna Mae and Morgan Rose of Harrison; Kate B. Molloy of North Conway, N.H.; two sisters, Mary E. Castrello of Lynn, Mass. and Mary A. Berry and her husband Dean of Fryeburg; very special couple, sister-in-law Barbara N. Dahlke and her husband Roger of Placitas, N. Mexico. His son John has said of Jim “…he was a cop, a Seabee, a veteran, a court officer, a carpenter and a mechanic. He was an architect, an electrician, a gardener, a plumber and mathematician. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a brother. He was my role model, advisor, teacher and friend. He was ‘Grampa Jim’ to my little girls, and they loved him with all their hearts… he planted trees, and taught teens to drive. He played Scrabble, built houses and watched war movies. He was brave, resourceful and tough as nails. He spoke little, but when he did it was something intelligent or funny, often both. He was not one for flights of fancy. He was a decision maker; a guy who got things done.” Donations in Jim’s name may be made the Roland St. John VFW Post 9328, P.O. Box 698, Harrison, ME 04040-0698.


Obituaries Joseph H. Durrell, Jr. Joseph Harvey Durrell, Jr. 86, formerly of Bridgton, died Jan. 16, 2011 at Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown, Mass.  Born in New York City, N.Y. on Dec. 7, 1924 to Elizabeth and Joseph Durrell, he graduated from The Hotchkiss School and Williams College, where he majored in Geology and was a member of Chi Psi. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Force from 1942-1946. Joe worked in textile sales for most of his career, beginning with Burlington in St. Louis and ending with J.P. Stevens in Philadelphia. He loved deep-sea fishing and spent some of his happiest days aboard the Look Homeward several miles off the Jersey shore. On weekends, he took over in the kitchen, spending hours preparing the recipes of favorite chefs from Julia Childs to Paul Prudhomme. He and his late wife, Ann Eshbaugh Durrell, raised their family in Radnor, Pa. and initially retired to Dorset, Vt. They later moved to Bridgton, where they made their home with their oldest son, James Durrell. Joe is survived by daughters Connie Sheehy of Williamstown and Lynn Karidis Ossining, N.Y.; son William Durrell of Moretown, Vt.; and three grandchildrenn.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 59 years in 2008; his son James in 2010; and brothers Robert and Lawrence. Services will be private. Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel are in charge of the arrangements.  Contributions in his memory can be made to the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire, in care of the funeral home, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247.

Barbara Chames

Barbara (Casey) Chames, 80, of Halifax and formerly of Bridgton, passed away on Dec. 27, 2010. She was married 58 years to her beloved husband Nick. She was a retired registered nurse and alumna of St. Elizabeth’s Boston, member of Beta Sigma Phi International and former staff nurse at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. A woman of many talents, she nursed in Taiwan and Thailand. A natural linguist, she translated and interpreted in various American Embassies. She was employed in the Director’s Office of the National Geological Survey Office in Reston, Va., and on occasion liaison with congressional offices before retiring to Bridgton. Her inquisitive and active intellect directed her into pursuing handwriting analysis, culminating in several awards, namely the second highest award from the International Graphoanalysis Society, which is the President’s Citation of Merit, speaking engagements on Insight Thru Handwriting Analysis, teaching capacity and her own consulting business. A devout Roman Catholic, she was active in church activities both abroad and in America. She was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Bridgton. A funeral was held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Route 106, Kingston, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Halifax. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockland. Memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Area Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

Doris E. Burnham WESTBROOK — Doris E. Burnham, 71, of Westbrook, died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. She was born in Denmark on Aug. 23, 1939, to Robert J. and Gladys (Lowell) Cox Sr. Doris loved to read Harlequin romance as well as any love stories or mysteries and was saddened when she lost her sight to macular degeneration. She loved cooking, nothing came from a box, all from scratch, especially the holidays, and everyone loved her cooking. She loved her gardens, especially her roses and peonies. She loved the summertime, going to auctions and flea markets with her husband, and going to the duck ponds to feed the ducks. Most of her life she worked as a CNA at area nursing homes. The last part of her working career was that of head cashier at McCrory’s Five and Dime store in Westbrook. She shared 44 years of marriage with Richard C. Burnham of Westbrook. In addition to her husband, family members include two daughters, Dawn Libbey of New Hampshire and Ellen Churchill of Westbrook; and a sister, Ellen Pratt. Doris was a grandmother to eight and great-grandmother to six. She was predeceased by her brothers, Bobby and Richard Cox, sister Betty Hanscom of Gorham; and grandson Michael Churchill of Westbrook. Services will be held at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State St., Gorham, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Spring burial will be in the Dow’s Corner Cemetery, Standish. For online condolences, please visit our web site at www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Francis E. McNabb SACO — Francis E. McNabb, 81, of Saco, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Francis was born on March 11, 1929, in Biddeford a son of John and Nora (Sullivan) McNabb. He was educated in the Biddeford schools. Francis enlisted in the United States Navy on March 27, 1946, serving his country during World War II, receiving the Victory Medal at the end of the war, and then during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 8, 1954. Later he was employed as a maintenance specialist with the United States Postal Service in Portland, retiring in 1996. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing golf and the occasional trip to Mohegan Sun for a little gambling. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. Francis was predeceased by his three brothers, John McNabb, Paul McNabb and Gene McNabb, and also by his two sisters, Elizabeth McNabb and Ruth McNabb. He is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Louise Hamor of Saco; his four sons, Michael McNabb of Naples, David McNabb of Limington, Edward McNabb of Old Orchard Beach and Shawn McNabb of Portland, his daughter, Cynthia McNabb of Portland; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are asked to attend a graveside service with military honors on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, Maine 04074, in memory of Francis E. McNabb. To send a private condolences to the family go to www.cotefuneralhome.com

Texas Hold ’Em tourney

HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club will sponsor a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the club’s den on Main Street to support its public service mission. For a $55 entry fee, which

includes a stipend for state licensing, players will enjoy poker play from 1 to 6 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Food and refreshments will be available. Seating is limited.

Informal Bridge group

WATERFORD — The Waterford Library sponsors an informal bridge group that meets at the library the fourth Monday of each month. The next meeting is on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Players with a basic knowledge of bridge are welcome. The goal is to have fun and learn from each other. For more information, call 583-2729.

Viewpoints

January 20, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Letters

(Continued from Page B) mula amendment does not categorically prevent a chain from coming into town, what it does is require that they open a shop that is distinct in name, operation, and appearance from all its other outlets. Likewise, this does not prevent a small, independent restaurant from opening an additional restaurant as long as it is not identical. Starbucks (as reported by the Seattle Times 7/16/09) has begun an initiative to do just that. Starbucks is opening shops and naming them after the neighborhoods that they are located. The first such shop is called “15th Avenue Coffee and Tea.” They even use the neighborhood name for packaging the coffee beans. Nowhere in the store is Starbucks ever called out. The amendment would not prevent a pizza company like Flatbread from opening, as the concept of a wood-fired pizza would be the same, but all of their restaurants have a different look, décor, and no cookie cutter architecture or staff requirements for uniforms. The key word in the definition is “prescribed.” Big Box — For retail developments located in a single building, a combination of buildings, single tenant space, or combination of tenant spaces, shall not exceed 30,000 square feet of gross floor area in the aggregate. Amend Section 14 of the Site Plan Review Ordinance (Definitions) by adding the following definition: Gross floor area in the aggregate — means the indoor and outdoor space utilized for retail display and sale of goods and shall be aggregated to include adjacent buildings when those buildings (1.) are operated under common ownership or management and are engaged in the selling of similar or related goods, wares or merchandise as the proposed development, (2.) share check stands, a warehouse, or a distribution facility with the proposed development, or (3.) otherwise are operated as associated, integrated or cooperative business enterprises with the proposed development. The Big Box amendment again, would not prevent a Wal-Mart, Costco, Home Depot, or Walgreens as long as the store is no larger than 30,000 square feet. This will keep the scale of development at a reasonable size for the town and the population. This number of 30,000 square feet was derived by what other towns similar to Bridgton

have successfully implemented in their ordinances. But why take it from me? Do your own research. I Googled “articles on Big Box development impacts on communities” and “articles on fast food /formula restaurants” and literally thousands of documents, blogs, research papers, and published reports came up. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www. newrules.org) has a huge list of communities across the country that have passed this type of amendments. It also gives cogent descriptions of the impacts to the local economy and infrastructure. It is unfortunate that some members of the board of selectmen chose not to remain neutral on this issue and let the citizens formulate their own conclusions. But the board members do not have a lock on what is necessarily the best for the town. I would respectfully note that two large projects that have been and will be hugely beneficial for Bridgton were generally opposed by past boards: Salmon Point Campground and the BRAG recreation facility, and in both cases the citizens prevailed. Whether you agree or disagree with a ban on formula fast food restaurants and a cap on big box retail you now have the opportunity to make your choice in a fair and uniquely American democratic process by voting. The founding fathers of our country believed in an educated electorate. Many of you have already established a position. But for those of you who are on the fence, this is the time to educate yourself. I urge you to scratch below the surface, look for the truth. Every decision creates its own set of consequences. Be informed and cast your vote on March 1 for Bridgton. Scott Finlayson Bridgton

Arizona shooting

To The Editor: I have had many very strong and mixed emotions since the shooting spree by Jared L. Loughner that led to six needless deaths, too many injuries and the critical wounding of Representative Gabrielle Giffords. I believe our president was at his best as he comforted a grieving community, reminding Tucson and our nation that we can move forward from tragedy by using our “moral imaginations” to bring about learning and empathy rather than hate in order to heal ourselves, our families and our communities. I am sorry that some (on

the left) chose to make Sarah Palin a scapegoat for the perpetuation of violence. I, who am considered a “leftist liberal” by many conservatives (although I, myself, think of myself far more as someone inspired more by Christ than anyone’s political ideology) truly believe Sarah Palin believes in using free speech and the ballot box (not guns) to address differences in political ideology. I am sorry, however, that Sarah Palin did not focus her concern for the wounded, those who died and their grieving families. I think she made a mistake when using the word “blood libel” to make her case, but using a phrase or word that could be better chosen is certainly not the greatest sin in the world. But, in the last few years, we have taken words out of context to confirm our own righteous indignation at “the other.”   I do believe, however, that the use of demeaning, hateful and conspiratorial language toward one’s political opponents (i.e., implications that if you don’t think like me so you are basically a pawn of Hitler, the Village Idiot or an unpatriotic Communist or Nazi doesn’t hold up well when it comes to civil dialogue between those with different opinions). Although, it is pretty clear that neither right-wing or left-wing propaganda was the cause of Jared Loughner’s rampage, having been in the field of mental health most of my life, I have certainly witnessed how polarizing conspiracy theories can fan the fires of psychosis. I believe the sheriff of Tucson had a point that was not a “propaganda tool” from the left as implied by Tom McLaughlin as he taught his social studies class. It is interesting to me that one of the young men who came to the aid of Congresswoman Giffords states that he always carries a gun wherever he goes. This young man was wise enough to make sure his gun did not go off as he set out to tackle the shooter because if it had done so, it would have been a disaster. His first perception was that another volunteer who had wrestled the gun from the shooter was the culprit. This young man proved to be heroic in his own right. Even though I disagree with him about the right of anyone to purchase guns, I can’t fault what this 24-year-old man did to show his bravery, concern and common sense. In fact, there was one point in which, when I saw him speaking on TV, I felt like applauding him. That was when he basi-

cally said (without using the word “nutcase”) that we do not do enough in our country to make sure those who are recognized as being mentally ill and certainly a danger to themselves and others because of their behavior are given the attention and care needed to stop the psychosis before it is too late. I’ve noticed that Sarah Palin refers to the media as the “lame-brained media” (whether they be from the right or the left), she also continues to call this clearly psychotic young man a “nutcase,” “deranged” and every other kind of disparaging word that might make anyone with a propensity for mental illness refuse to admit to it and seek help. When one is psychotic, one is disconnected to one another’s real humanity but then, again, so-called “normal” people in our society also seem disconnected from the humanity of others. I’m not too fond of anyone within or without of the media being called “lame-brained,” and I’m not too fond of the mentally ill being called “whackos” and “nutcases.” It doesn’t help move our democracy and our nation forward. The message the parents of Jared Loughner gave out to the public could not have been more compassionate. Nothing I can think of is so painful as knowing one’s own son was the culprit of all the terrible killing and wounding of innocent people. The suffering of those parents is certainly as great as that of anyone in this very real tragedy.  So please, let the healing begin with one another. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Sweden

Job well done

To The Editor: With all the negativism in the papers and on the news today, perhaps it’s time we take a look around and give some thanks for things that are right. Along those lines, I’d like to thank the Harrison Highway Department workers for the beautiful job they did this past summer/fall on the north end of the Maple Ridge Road. I hope I’ve named the road correctly, but those of us who travel the “back way” between Naples and Waterford know that that section of road has been one of the roughest around and now it is one of the smoothest. Thank you to a job well done! Steve Edwards Waterford

Fixing the sex offender registry

The sex offender registry is a useful tool for making people aware of the offenders that live in their community. It is a seriously flawed tool, however, and this year I have introduced legislation to correct the most serious of those flaws. The bill, entitled “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry,” would make the registry better able to perform its intended mission to inform people about the type of risks posed by convicted sex offenders by providing more detail about the types of crime committed, and more clarity in the description of the offense. Primary among the problems with the existing registry is that it makes no distinction in understandable language between the types of sex offense the person on the registry committed or their likelihood to commit another offense. For example, there are some people on the registry who were required to register because of an age difference while dating or were convicted of a non-violent offense involving no other person, but under the law must still register. These offenders are grouped with those who have been convicted of very serious molestation offenses and from the general public’s viewpoint there are no distinctions made on the registry. Therefore, my

Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

bill would provide more information for the public and in many cases reduce unnecessary fear or concern by making the proper distinctions and creating a tier system, which could be easily understood when viewing the Maine’s Sex Offender Registry. While the exact criteria for this will be worked out as the bill goes through the legislative process, it would include such items as the level of violence involved in the offense and an assessment of their potential risk of committing another offense. The current federal law known as the Adam Walsh Act was passed by Congress in July 2006, requires Maine to make many changes to our Sex Offender Registry, however some of those changes will require funding which may be difficult to obtain in these difficult times. Also, the Maine Supreme Court has deemed a portion of Maine’s Registry as being unconstitutional. Much more work will be needed during this leg-

islative session. Fortunately, Rep. Gary Plummer has been appointed the House Chairman of the committee which will be reviewing the Registry and making the appropriate changes. If you visit the registry (the website is http://sor.informe. org/sor/) you can readily find the names, ages, and addresses of people in a given community who have been convicted of a sex offense. Far less comprehensible is the description of the offense. This information is, I believe, critical to helping a person understand the type of threat a sex offender may or may not pose, and it is given in the current registry in very legalese jargon, which one must almost be a lawyer to understand. My bill calls for a clear description of the crime, including some idea of the circumstances in specific and understandable language. I believe that the Sex Offender Registry is an important way for people to gauge the safety of their community. It must, however, give people

a way to determine whether an offender is high risk or low risk if it is to adequately do its job. “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry” will make this a much more usable and understandable means for people to know the level of danger presented by the offenders in their community. If you have any questions about this bill, or need any other help with an issue with the state you can get in touch with me at the State House by calling 287-1515 or visit my website, www.mainesenate. org/diamond to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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Student news

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Rotary Club’s Good Citizen

Timothy Richardson of Casco has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for January. Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a savings bond. Parents: Tim and Caroline Richardson. Community activities: Boys Scouts (seven years), Food Pantry, fundraising for school trip. Hobbies: Drawing, sculpting, watching movies. Schools applied to or will apply to: University of Southern Maine, Brandeis University. What is your favorite class? Latin, because with Mr. Glennon, you can learn just about all of the subjects. He’s a cool guy.

Timothy Richardson What is your toughest class? English, because of the deep thinking and workload. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? The way that works best for me is doing a little work and then something else for awhile before returning to work. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I think that the biggest challenge is social status. There’s always pressure. Who has inspired you educationally? I would have to say that William Glennon has inspired me because he brought out of me an interest in topics I never before explored.

College honors

Champlain College Honors Sibyl Cunningham of Raymond and Maegan Katz of Casco have been named to the Champlain College (Burlington, Vt.) Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester. Sibyl is majoring in Game Art and Animation. Maegan is majoring in Computer and Digital Forensics. Being named to the Dean’s List requires a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or more as a full-time student. Saint Joseph’s College Dean’s List The following local residents were named to the Dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s College for the fall semester: Nora Antonio of Bridgton; Gordon Smith and Katie Walsh of Casco; Amber Sargent and Megan Watson of East Baldwin; Jenna Chase and Molly Shaw of Naples; Megan Harding, Alyson Schadler, Elliot LaMarre and Daniel West of Raymond; Kayla Olsen of Sebago; Conner Tremblay and Mercedes Theriault of Waterford. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.

H.S. essay contest targets environment

The Margaret Chase Smith Library is pleased to announce the theme of its 15th annual high school essay contest.  Toward the end of Senator Smith’s career, Congress passed major legislation to clean up America’s air and water. Among other changes, it mandated the end of Maine log drives, like the ones that floated by her Skowhegan home overlooking the Kennebec River. Today, environmental concerns remain prominent public policy issues, from compact fluorescent light bulbs to hybrid cars, from Maine wind farms to the Gulf oil spill, from debates about global warming and climate change to proposals for carbon caps and trading.  The library invites the future stewards of planet Earth to share ideas about what they think should be done to protect the environment. What is the proper balance between private and public interests, the marketplace and government, economic growth and environmental protection? The competition is open to Maine high school seniors. travel to Connecticut to Entries are due by April play in the Prides Corner 1, 2011. Results will be announced on May 2. The Tournament.  The Junior A hockey team library will award the folwill travel to Lake Placid, N.Y. lowing prizes to the top eight to take part in the Northwood essays: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $125 Tournament. The Junior B hockey team for third place, as well as has a small break before they five $25 honorable mention play at Hebron Academy on prizes.  To submit entries or for Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 4:45 p.m. more information about the contest, please contact David Richards at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, 56 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, ME, 04976, or by telephone at 474-7133. Serving the Bridgton Area

BA falls short in first game back we did not meet that challenge in the second half. It seems like I’ve been talking a lot about halves all year and not complete games. We’ll get it straightened out,” he said. Up next: In the upcoming week, both the Junior A hockey team and the basketball team will be attending tournaments.  The basketball team will

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Leona Kluge-Edwards of Casco has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for January. Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a savings bond. Parents: Sally Willey and Daniel Edwards. Activities: Varsity field hockey, indoor and outdoor track & field, choirs, musicals, Student Council, National Honor Society, 4-H Club. Community activities: Chamber of Commerce Student Director, volunteer work at Casco Days and Camp Sunshine. Hobbies: Sewing, crocheting, reading, drinking tea, doing crossword puzzles. Future plans: College (hopefully Bowdoin), traveling to Spain. Schools applied to: Bowdoin College, Colby College, Suffolk University, Quinnipiac University, University of Maine at Farmington. What is your favorite class? Spanish, because I love my teacher and the language I’m learning. What is your toughest

Leona Kluge-Edwards

class? Physics, because math has never been my strong point. The tiniest mistakes can throw you completely off. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I try not to sweat the small things, and most of the time, it keeps me from getting stressed out. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? Overcoming apathy. It’s easy to not care, it’s hard to put in the effort to do what is right. Who has inspired you educationally? All of my teachers. I think the best way to learn something is to teach it.

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