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Teen indicted in fatal crash case

Jim Mains takes swing at new job By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Jim Mains Jr. is a glass-half-full kind of guy. His job for the past three years as executive director of the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce was one he thoroughly enjoyed. But now he is moving on. On March 22, Mains will leave to become the General Manager of the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. “My love and devotion to our area, along with the many friendships that I have developed, made this decision very difficult for me,” Mains wrote in his announcement in this week’s chamber newsletter. And though his regret is deep, Mains is confident that the good progress made during his tenure will continue, thanks to the strong leadership from its board of directors. “Am I sad? Oh, by all means,” Mains said in a Monday interview. After working in manufacturing all his life, it was both exciting and interesting to enter the public arena to promote business in the 13-town region, he said. What’s impressed him the most was seeing how much “dedication and hard work that these small business owners put in” to chamber work, despite the huge demands of keeping their own businesses running. He wants to still stay involved in chamber affairs, and has asked to stay on as a board member. His decision to resign was driven by the opportunity to take on yet another new challenge — which he noted does not always come around when you’ve reached age 60. “It won’t be any less stressful,” said Mains, to manage an

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18-hole professional golf course with around 25 employees. Changing jobs, he said with his characteristic honesty, “It’s more of an age thing, and the fact that I plan to work another five to seven years. I decided that if I had the opportunity, I’d like to do it.” Mains was one of the original stockholders among a group of 23 community leaders, led by Bruce Chalmers, who bought the then financially ailing country club in 1992. The group, which now numbers 33 local owners, pooled their money to buy the CHAMBER, Page A

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer A Sebago teen has been indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury in connection with a fatal car accident in Bridgton last fall. Nathan Anderson, 18, was indicted on charges of reckless conduct (Class C) and driving to endanger (Class C). The charges stem from an accident on Sept. 5, 2012 on Kansas Road, which resulted in the death of 17-year-old Austin Sloat. A senior at Lake Region High School, Sloat was traveling toward in-town Bridgton when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at about 2:15 p.m. He was the lone occupant. He died from injuries sustained in the crash. Police believed excessive speed was a contributing factor. Police later confirmed that a second vehicle had been impounded. Bridgton Chief of Police

Mitch Berkowitz assumed many of his duties, “we’ve had a situation where the town manager has not told the factual truth.” CDC member Mark Lopez said the mistrust intensified when Avesta Board of Directors President Neal Allen said at a community meeting that the town had approached Avesta about siting the project in Pondicherry Square instead of at Crockett Ridge on Route 117. Manoian, however, had repeatedly stated the opposite. “I want to trust you, but you’re dealing with intelligent people here,” Lopez said. “We have to be skeptical.” Berkowitz reiterated that, “I

did not, and Alan did not, call Avesta.” He said the town was contacted by Avesta Project Manager Matt Peters. But Community Development Committee member Dee Miller said, “I think Alan did try to guide them from the (Crockett Ridge) site. That was one of his main goals.” CPC member Bob Wiser said Manoian openly stated his hope that if he could bring Avesta’s $4.5 million project to town, “That would be his crowning achievement in Bridgton.” Collins, who had earlier noted the need for the group to focus on CPC member Mike Tarantino’s statement that Berkowitz was “a catalyst for

conflict,” then said, “I think this is the nail in the shoe we’ve been talking about.” He said, “The real topic here is trust and good faith between the parties.” Asked to comment, Berkowitz said, “I’m still listening.” CPC member Dick Danis asked selectmen to imagine how it felt, after nine months and 36 consecutive weeks of meeting on form-based codes, to be told that “it was all for naught.” Turning to Berkowitz, he said, “What hurt was, Mitch, Alan was your man, but it ended up to be a dead-end road.” Berkowitz said he agreed with Manoian’s suggestion to

have the CPC begin their work on form-based codes as a way to “broaden their focus” for the later work on updating the Comprehensive Plan. CPC member Glen “Bear” Zaidman said Manoian offered no explanation for the switch in focus, and that’s where the breakdown began. Things became much worse, noted Renneker, when the board and Berkowitz accused the CPC in mid-2012 of “overstepping their authority” by going to the Planning Board with an ordinance recommendation to preserve the first floor of downtown buildings for commercial use, in response to Avesta’s all-residential proSUMMIT, Page 10A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The large majority of voters embraced a resolution to stand united against tars sands oil being pumped through existing infrastructure that passes through Casco. During Saturday’s special town meeting, Casco voters reallocated $65,000 from a surplus fund to finish out the fiscal year for the Animal Control department and Legal Services account, as well as funding the demolition of dangerous buildings. There was one warrant article that received a split vote, but passed following a

recount of 16-10. That item was a contract zone change, which requires the approval of residents at town meeting. The change would formally separate the real estate dealings of the companies Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake Inc. and Point Sebago Inc. The separation was required in order for Camp Sunshine to go before the Casco Planning Board with a plan to build on property it owns in a residential area. When the floor was open to the public, no one spoke in favor of, or against, the contract-zone change. Camp Sunshine Executive Director Matt Hoidal and Point

Sebago owner Anna Gould were in attendance. After the meeting adjourned, Hoidal said the next step was to appear before the planning board for the site plan review. “No” to Tar Sands Oil For the past six months, some Casco community members have been keeping updated on what they say is a proposed tar sands oil project. In late 2012, a citizens’ signature petition landed the issue on the town meeting warrant. Eric Dibner drafted the resolution. On Saturday morning, voting residents showed overTAR SANDS, Page 10A

The Bridgton Community Center’s Fuel Collaborative has assisted 33 Bridgton families with emergency fuel the past two and a half months — and now funds are desperately low. In order to get through February, the Bridgton Community Center needs your help. The families that receive emergency assistance from this fund are generally hard-working, under-employed families or people on fixed incomes that do not qualify for General Assistance help. The BCC needs to raise another $3,000 to get through the winter. If you have already contributed, there are 33 Bridgton

families who thank you. If you want to contribute, send a check to BCC-Fuel at Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton Maine 04009. Every penny goes for fuel. There are many ways to describe winter. The snow sports fans and “plow guys” would say it’s a good winter

due to heavy snowfall. Schools would call it a good winter if they didn’t have to call a lot of “snow days.” Those who hate to shovel would revel at a light snowfall year. But for people who cannot afford to keep their families warm, they call it COLD. Thank you for keeping Bridgton warm.

JIM MAINS is leaving as executive director of the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce to become general manager of the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. (Geraghty Photo)

Kevin Schofield said information from numerous interviews with eye witnesses, as well as a report by a county sheriff’s department reconstructionist, was sent to the district attorney’s office for review. Chief Schofield Monday declined comment regarding what role Anderson played in the accident or outline specific accident details. He referred all questions to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office. Jennifer Ackerman, an assistant district attorney, also declined comment, noting that at this time she is “unable to discuss facts of this case” or “facts presented to the Grand Jury.” Ackerman said Anderson will be arraigned and a disposition conference will follow within 60 to 90 days of that date. If convicted, Anderson could INDICTED, Page 10A

Manoian’s legacy takes center stage at local summit By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Joined by the common cause of the town they love, 20 of Bridgton’s most dedicated public servants — selectmen, the town manager, economic development director and appointed committee members — sat around three long tables Tuesday for a most unusual meeting. Policy recommendations were set aside for the first two hours to focus on what moderator Steve Collins called “the festering sore” under the surface; the feeling of a betrayal of trust. It didn’t take long for Alan Manoian’s name to come up. Comprehensive Plan Committee members explained

how their trust in town government began to unravel well over a year ago, when the former economic and community development director abruptly stopped their work on formbased codes to focus on ordinance amendments needed by Avesta Housing, Inc. to build a 21-unit subsidized apartment complex in Pondicherry Square. CPC member Chuck Renneker said he believes Manoian dropped the emphasis on form-based codes because their design standards wouldn’t have allowed Avesta’s flat-roofed design for the complex. He said that after Manoian left in January of 2012 and Town Manager

Fires strike at Pike’s, motel By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Robert Murphy is trying to adhere to the old saying, “The show must go on,” despite seeing all of his instruments destroyed by fire last week. Murphy is a musician, known as “Rookie with Rockets.” He was set to go on tour, but a devastating fire last Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to his Pike’s Farm apartment. “I came home to learn that, due to faulty wiring, my television exploded, incinerating my entire living room before the smoke alarms even went off,” said Murphy on his website. “As of now, those (tour) plans I hope to keep as promised, but I’ve lost everything in the fire.” Items destroyed include an iPad, guitar, laptop, desktop, acoustic guitar, video camera, personal band merchandise such as CDs, stickers and apparel, Mackie mixer, three microphones, furniture and most of his clothing, as well as LAST WEDNESDAY WAS A BUSY DAY for Bridgton and vital paperwork. Bridgton Fire Chief Glen area firefighters as fires broke out at Pike’s Farm apartment complex (above) and the First & Last Resort. (Rivet Photo) FIRES, Page 10A

Casco: ‘No’ to tar sands

Fuel funds desperately low

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BOWLING BUDDIES — Cub Scout Pack 149 of Bridgton took part in a Bowl-A-Thon at Saco Valley Lanes in Fryeburg, on Sunday, Jan. 13. Pictured are: (front, left to right) Josh Fadden, Colin Murphy and Che Rich; (second row) Tyler Neal, Taylor Spearrin, Andrew Whynot, Alex Kellough, Trey Spearrin, Jarrett Levesque, Jacob Smith, Levi Whynot and Corbyn Hatch; (third row) Jarrett Ensor, Brendan Simkins and Riley Neal; (back row) Cubmaster Derek Eagan, Den Leaders Matt Fadden and Derrick Whynot and Assistant Den Leader Jim Ensor.

Animal control needs budget infusion By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The demands on the Casco Animal Control department have grown substantially. To keep up with that growth, animal control will likely need a bigger budget. “Our call volume from two or three years ago has quadrupled. The call volume level has gone from requiring between 30 and 40 hours of field work per month to 100 hours a month,” Animal Control Officer (ACO)

Sue Fielder said, adding those monthly hours are shared with one assistant. “People call because they know we will respond,” she said. In addition to a greater number of calls from the public, Fielder and her assistant have attended educational and training courses — state-required classes with a fiscal note attached. Also, a cat hoarding case this past summer took a toll on equipment; and those

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items will need to be replaced, Fielder said. The Animal Control Committee recently presented its wish list to the Casco Board of Selectmen, including a recommendation of a minimum of $500 to pay for training on an annual basis. During the Jan. 8 workshop, the board was updated on the department’s monetary needs. Those requests will be addressed in the coming months as the Casco Finance Committee puts together the 2012–13 budget. Casco Town Manager Dave Morton told the board that the list before them included “some of the ideas and recommendations from the animal control committee.” “I do not know if there is specific action that is required of the selectmen,” he added. Selectman Ray Grant said, “Put money into the budget for training.” Morton explained, “We haven’t been budgeting what we’ve been spending.” “A lot of the classes we learned about, we didn’t know about when we were doing the budget. Our budget has already been pretty tight to have any kind of flexibility,” he said. “In the long run, this is not the best place to be making cuts,” Morton said, referring to animal-control training classes which are mandated by the



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state. Grant asked if the AC committee was requesting that the majority of items listed be put into the upcoming budget. Then, Selectman Tracy Kimball asked if a percentage of the equipment could be shared with other towns to offset the full costs. Morton responded, “The question is: How much is the board willing to see the budget grow — if we do all this?” Then, Kimball commented, “This is a lot for animal control in Casco to absorb. But the issue would be safety.” The equipment that relates to safety issues includes: staterequired safety vests with reflective lettering, yellow safety bar lights for vehicles used by department employees and a pair of bite-proof gloves. The gloves were destroyed during rescue attempts in the cat hoarding case, according to Fielder. The cost is approximately $250. Several kennels were also broken or lost during the process of rescuing and finding shelters for the felines. Fielder said she hopes some of the costs can be defrayed by public donations. She said all sizes of animal crates as well as nylon leashes would be much appreciated donations. The town’s Finance ANIMAL, Page A

(Continued from Page A) golf course and run it as a community asset, expanding to 18 holes and making major quality improvements. Jim Cossey, president of the board of directors of the Bridgton Highlands Country Club, said the club is “thrilled” to have him come on as general manager. “Jim Mains has spent his life in Bridgton, is an outstanding athlete and long-time golfer who has a background in business and management,” Cossey said. “He is well-known to the residents and businesses of Bridgton Jim Mains and the greater Lakes Region, and he has the skill set to continue the improvements made at Bridgton Highlands in recent years.” The chamber’s board has begun planning for his departure and will name a search committee to recruit for a new director. “It’s very important that we have a smooth transition, and that I leave the chamber in as good or better hands than it is right now,” said Mains. “We want no interruption in service to members, that’s the key. We have a great staff that will pick up the slack in the transition, and play a bigger role.” Good progress has been made Mains was well-known and well-regarded in the region as the former owner/operator of his father and grandfather’s Bridgton woodworking business, the J.R. Mains Company, when he was hired by the chamber in November of 2009 following some rocky years, both financially and otherwise. After his family business closed in 1992, Mains worked as manager of the Saunders Brothers wood mill in Fryeburg until it, too, closed in 2008. Mains brought stability and a renewed sense of mission to the chamber, and set about working on three goals: build the membership, bring all 13 towns together to feel part of the chamber, and work with existing organizations and events. Good progress has been made in all three areas, he said, but much more needs to be done. Membership, at 275 businesses, has remained around even, which isn’t bad considering the weak economy, he said. “It’s a constant effort” to recruit new members, said Mains, noting the 8–10% attrition rate all chambers face annually. Knowing this, recruitment is still a prime focus, and the chamber has put in place a system for welcoming in new members — as well as an emphasis on providing maximum value and service to existing members, by offering free trainings and other services to help businesses maintain their bottom line. Bringing all 13 towns into the fold has also had its challenges, he said. As part of the statewide eight-chamber region, the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce is in the Western Maine Lakes and Mountains Region. “We are so fortunate in our area. We have so many natural assets, between the lakes, the mountains, the golf courses, the hiking. And when you’re trying to draw people to an area, you have to promote the region as a whole.” Under Mains’ leadership, the chamber has joined in collaboration with other business attraction organizations, such as the Fryeburg Business Association and the Naples Chamber of Commerce to pool resources. “It’s not an easy task. I’m not going to say we’re there yet. But it will benefit all of us” to work together, he said. As for reaching out to some of the chamber’s smaller towns, Mains and the board have made a real effort to ensure that the board is representative of both Bridgton and outlying towns. “We get pressure on both ends from that,” he said, with some wanting more emphasis on Bridgton, some insisting on a more regional focus. Mains spent a good deal of his time organizing events, which provide over half of the funds for the chamber’s $200,000 annual operating budget. Stipends from towns comprise 6%, advertising sales to members 7%, dues 33% and events 55%. “We are an event-driven organization,” and although many chamber events are highly-profitable, such as the Maine Lakes Brew Fest, others, while popular, don’t make much money, he

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Pledge forms out for cool fundraiser By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Gennie Blodgett said every January, a few seconds after jumping into the frigid water of Highland Lake, she questions her own sanity.

Still, each year she does it again. Next Saturday (Jan. 26) will be Blodgett’s fifth time of participating in Freezing for a Reason, an annual fundraiser for the Harvest Hills Animal

Scarlett, a calico cat currently living at Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, gives some attention to Gennie Blodgett, who will be jumping into Highland Lake on Jan. 26. Pledge forms are now available for Freezing for a Reason, the shelter’s biggest fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of Harvest Hill Animal Shelter)

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noted. “We do have to look, like any other business, at where we are spending our time and where we’re getting the most bang for our buck,” said Mains. Increasing membership is seen as one way to free up time from event planning to do more regional business promotion, he said. Mains said the chamber has made a real effort to keep up with the changing technological times. Considerable funds and effort went into upgrading the website and continuing to improve the area guide, with a circulation of 25,000 copies annually. “We think we have one of the best area guides in the state, and we’re very proud of that.” Mains is also proud that the chamber stepped up to embrace the Quick Response Code marketing that allows smart phone users to scan a bar code and be linked to the chamber and area attractions. “Within the next couple of years, over 50% of all Internet searches will be done on smart phones,” he said. Mains said his successor will be joining a solid organization on the upswing, with a strong set of goals in place. “It just a matter of putting the whole thing together and of everybody understanding their roles. We have such a great place to live in and so many people who want to help. And I’m not leaving. I’m still going to be a part of this community.”

kittens. Getting them away from shelter environment ensures a healthier cat. “The older dogs get fostered out, too. Foster families take dogs that have only a while to live, or have a terminal illness. We don’t want them to live out their remaining years in a shelter,” Blodgett said. She said sometimes it is a difficult decision to welcome an elderly pet into the home. When the shelter fosters out those dogs, the food and vet bills are provided. Often, the foster families fall in love with the animals. Blodgett encouraged other region residents to get involved in Freezing for a Reason. “I can think of no better way to celebrate the life of an animal than to take the plunge,” she said. She described the camaraderie on jump day. “Everyone is there for the same reason. It gives you a little bit more self confidence. You say to yourself, ‘If all of these people can do it, I can do it, too,’ ” she said. Blodgett warns first-time jumpers that they might get TIME ON HIS HANDS — Tom Kane of Harrison had some time hooked. “Once you start doing this, it on his hands recuperating from the flu, so he made this snowman gets into your blood, into your near his home on Long Lake in Harrison. system,” she said.

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PORTLAND — Fundraising efforts are now underway for the sixth annual Maine Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine, set for noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, at East End Beach in Portland. Participants will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay to raise money to help send more families to Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco, for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Every polar dip participant is encouraged to raise a

Animal control (Continued from Page A) Committee will hold its first meeting of the budget season on Feb. 13, and the committee will gather again on Feb. 27. Both those meetings take place on a Wednesday, and will be held in the upstairs room of the Central Fire Station.

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Incidents appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These incidents appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Jan. 8 5:19 p.m. Police received information regarding a possible forgery. 7:19 p.m. A subject claimed a male threatened to harm the caller’s boyfriend and child. Wednesday, Jan. 9 11:25 p.m. Police received a report that a subject entered a Pike’s Farm apartment, which was the scene of a fire earlier in the day, and was seen leaving the building with a pillowcase

with items inside it. Thursday, Jan. 10 1:35 p.m. Police investigated a report of vandalism or criminal mischief at an Old Elm Road residence. Friday, Jan. 11 12:26 a.m. Police issued a summons for furnishing or allowing consumption of liquor to minors to a 23year-old Bridgton woman and issued a summons for illegal possession of liquor by a minor (by consumption) to a 20-year-old man from Naples. A 19-year-old male from Sebago was issued a sum-

mons for illegal transportation of liquor by a minor. Officer Todd Smolinsky issued the summonses. 11:12 a.m. A two-vehicle accident occurred on Portland Road. The drivers were identified as Lori J. Jordan of Naples, operating a 2003 Honda Element, and Aimee J. Freeman of Brownfield, operating a 2004 Oldsmobile. 6:16 p.m. A 21-year-old from Waterboro was issued a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana following a stop on Burnham Road by Officer Phillip Jones.

Saturday, Jan. 12 1:48 a.m. Nikolai Cudlitz, 25, of Bridgton was charged with for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Officers Todd Smolinsky and T.J. Reese following a stop on Highland Road. Cudlitz was also summonsed for possession of a usable amount of marijuana. He was released on personal recognizance. 10:55 a.m. A Cottage Street resident reported the theft of wood. 2:48 p.m. A motorist claimed that while his vehicle was parked on Burnham Road,

another driver “spun” his tires causing rocks to hit the vehicle, causing damage. Sunday, Jan. 13 10:33 a.m. A two-vehicle accident occurred on North High Street. The drivers were Floyd H. Jameson of Bridgton, operating a 2007 Chevrolet and Jessica A. Anderson, also of Bridgton, operating a 2002 Mercury Sable. 1 p.m. A “handicap placard” was reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked on Crosby Lane. 11:57 p.m. A caller claimed an ex-friend was making harass-

ing phone calls. Monday, Jan. 14 5:28 a.m. A Sweden Road resident claimed a man, woman and child entered her home and urinated “all over it.” 6:08 a.m. Police were sent to a Naples Road home due to a domestic disturbance. 5:53 p.m. Police assisted another agency with a male subject, who reportedly ingested “a bunch of pills.” 10:43 p.m. A caller claimed a landlord had made threats. Tickets: Police issued six summonses and 31 verbal/written warnings.

Items on the Fryeburg Police log GJ indictments These items appeared on the Portland Street. Fryeburg Police Department log Thursday, Jan. 10 (this is a partial listing): 8:13 a.m. Sandra L. Kimball, Monday, Jan. 7 48, of Fryeburg was charged with 12:49 a.m. Police checked a failing to register a motor vehicle suspicious activity complaint on following a stop at the intersecFair Street. tion of Howe and Pine Streets. 1:48 p.m. A motor vehicle acci5:55 p.m. Police responded dent occurred on West Fryeburg to a complaint at a Harbor Road Road. residence. Tuesday, Jan. 8 6:35 p.m. A motor vehicle 1:54 p.m. Police investigated accident occurred on Lovewell a criminal mischief complaint on Pond Road.

7:58 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance at a Cobb Street location. 11:13 p.m. A juvenile was arrested near the state information center on Main Street and charged with possession of marijuana.

Friday, Jan. 11 2:42 p.m. Patsy Jordan, 38, of Stow was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, endangering the welfare of a child and operating a motor

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1:25 p.m. Jessica E. Proia, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with possession of marijuana following a stop at the intersection of Main Street and Bridgton Road.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s log Cumberland County Sheriff’s at a Lambs Mill Road residence Department deputies responded in Naples. to the following Lake Region Tuesday, Jan. 8 area incidents: 2:15 a.m. Deputy Thompson Friday, Jan. 4 was sent to a motor vehicle 9:44 a.m. Deputy McIntire accident on Ryan Road in handled a theft complaint at Casco. a Lambs Mill Road home in 8:50 a.m. Deputy Welsh filed Naples. a report regarding a burglary at a Lambs Mill Road residence in Sunday, Jan. 6 9:54 a.m. Deputy Winslow Naples. responded to a motor vehicle Wednesday, Jan. 9 accident on Roosevelt Trail in 2:30 p.m. Deputies Mailman Naples. and McIntire handled a motor 3:12 p.m. Deputy Anderson vehicle accident on Naples Road investigated a burglary complaint in Harrison.


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January 17, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

BH recognizes Nurse Anesthetist Week

The winter session of Senior College at Bridgton features an interesting lineup of topics on everything from The Poetry of Love to The Plague of the Black Death. The eight classes, for seniors age 50 an over, are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bridgton Community Center. Classes run from Jan. 21 to Feb. 12 and are free for Senior College members, $5 per class for nonmembers. Here is the schedule of topics and speakers: • Jan. 21 — The Reverand Jacob Bailey, Maine Loyalist, with Jim Leamon. Decide if Bailey is hero or villain in pre-revolutionary colonial society, when political, religious and personal hostilities converged. Leamon has authored several books on Maine’s early history and taught early American history and historical archaeology at Bates College before his retirement. • Jan. 22 — The Barns of Maine: Our history, Our Stories, with Don Perkins. Discover the history and craft of Maine barns and hear passages from Perkins’s new book, the subject of this presentation. • Jan. 28 — The Thin Man, with Margaret Reimer. See clips from The Thin Man films, one of the most popular series in the 1930s and 40s, starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. The couple solved complex mysteries while quaffing martinis and wearing high fashion clothing. Reimer teaches English language and literature at USM. • Jan. 29 — The Island of Malta, with Lega Medcalf. Experience the culture of an island settled around 5,200 B.C. by Neolithic people and later by the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Crusaders. Medcalf is a teacher and native of Malta who has devoted considerable energy to the Bridgton community. • Feb. 4 — Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer, with Mary Cowan. MacMillan, a New Englander, made huge contributions to the scientific knowledge of north polar regions. Cowan is a children’s author whose body of work has generated many notable awards and grants. • Feb. 5 — The Plague of the Black Death, with Richard Lyman. Discover the dark time of the Black Death, a vast tragedy that effectively ended a phase of human civilization. Lyman is a retired history professor who brings a vast knowledge of European and world history. • Feb. 11 — The Poetry of Love, with John O’Brien. Celebrate the feast of St. Valentine with a whirlwind survey of some timeless poems of love, from Shakespeare to Paul Simon. Bring a favorite poem to share. O’Brien is a longtime Senior College favorite who is returning after an absence. • Feb. 12 — CSI-History: The Forensic Historian, with Robert Williams. Hear how modern forensic science may change or revise historical understanding from the author of The Forensic Historian. Williams is a retired history professor and author of numerous books, one of which, Russian Art and American Money 1900-1940, was nominated by Harvard University Press for the Pulitzer Prize. Classes will be cancelled if SAD 61 cancels school. For delayed school opening, classes will meet as scheduled. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 18, but walk-ins will be allowed if space is available. For more information, visit or call 647-5593.

Anesthetists and are adjunct clinical faculty at the University of New England School of Nurse Anesthesia. Bridgton Hospital serves as a clinical practice site

Lake Region Community Theatre will produce the romantic comedy, Lovers and Other Strangers, penned by husband-and-wife team Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor, on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. at Lake Region High School’s Auditorium. Director Mary Bastoni knows that she likes to feel good when she goes to a show, which was one of the reasons for choosing this comedy. “This show is great. I’m so excited. It’s a great group of people in the cast. I love

working with Lake Region Community Theatre,” says Bastoni, who teaches voice lessons at the University of Southern Maine, is a music teacher at the Robert Frost Charter School, owns a private studio in Fryeburg and has directed and performed in numerous shows throughout Maine and New Hampshire. The hilarious Samuel French, Inc. production of Lovers and Other Strangers looks at the ridiculous, yet real problems of men, women and relationships. Set in the late 1960s, the show exam-

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begins at 10:30 a.m. with the plunge set for noon. “The reality of this event is that the discomfort the plungers feel for just a moment will never compare to what our families go through during the course of their child’s illness,” said Michael Smith, Camp Sunshine’s Director of Special Events. “We are so grateful to everyone who participates in the Maine Polar Dip as they are most definitely Freezin’ for a Reason.” Nestled alongside the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake in Casco, Camp Sunshine ( offers children with lifethreatening illnesses and their families a place to relax together for a week and to take a break from the extraordinary demands placed on them on a daily basis. The year-round program is free of charge and staffed almost entirely by volunteers. It is the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family. To support Camp Sunshine, please call 655-3800 or visit


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Bridgton Hospital will observe National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week from Jan. 20-26. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses who administer approximately 40 million anesthetics per year in the United States. CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers at Bridgton Hospital and nearly all rural hospitals in America. They have been the primary providers to the United States military since World War I. Thomas Nolan, CRNA, and Ibra (Chip) Ripley, CRNA, MSNA, are employed by Bridgton Hospital. As of Jan. 3, 2013, they welcomed Sergei Pavlov, CRNA, MSNA, as the third, full-time member of the anesthesia department. The services the three CRNAs provide include anesthesia for surgery and special procedures, acute pain management, epidural analgesia for labor and delivery, intravenous access consultation and airway management for resuscitation. All services are available 24 hours a day. Nolan, Ripley and Pavlov are members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the Maine Association of Nurse

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Country living

Carnival, Mushers Bowl a winner

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Organizers are confident the weather will cooperate for this year’s Winter Carnival & Mushers Bowl, set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 25-27, in Bridgton. See the calendar in this week’s paper for a full listing of events and times. Unlike last year, when there was only enough snowpack at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton for one day of dogsled races and skijoring, there should be plenty enough snow for groomers to work with to hold the races both Saturday and Sunday. Two other factors bode well for the annual winter celebration, according to Jim Mains Jr., executive director of the sponsoring agency, the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. The Winter Carnival Committee has more members working on events than ever before, he said, and a new chamber business, Thrifts & Gifts — The Nik Nak Store of West Bridgton, has stepped up with a $3,000 sponsorship contribution that will greatly help with expenses. That level of sponsorship has never happened before, said Mains, who said the chamber was extremely grateful.

Hundreds of dogsled teams are expected to compete at Five Fields Farm off Route 107, where spectators will be able to watch the Mushers Bowl and buy refreshments from vendors at The Racing Center, located just under four miles from the intersection of Routes 117 and 107. The races run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with a 3 p.m. awards ceremony followed by a supper at the South Bridgton Congregational Church. Or if riding behind the sled dogs is more your style, come on over to Highland Lake Beach, where dogsled rides will be offered by Winter Adventure Guides from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at $30 per 20minute ride. The town-owned beach is Event Central for many of the weekend’s activities, including the ever-popular “Freezing For A Reason” Polar Ice Dip to benefit Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, snowmobile rides, junior ice fishing contest, “Brrrr-ooom” Ball on the ice, carnival games for kids, and horse-drawn carriage rides by the Farmers Draft Club. Bridgton’s historic Town Hall on North High Street is the third center of activity for the weekend, with a Winter

Carnival Meltdown Dance on Friday and a Table Tennis Tournament and Deep Freeze Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. Behind Town Hall, teenagers will skate to the music of DJ Dan on Saturday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Churches and other organizations are also offering Winter Carnival breakfasts and suppers, and local environmental organizations have scheduled snowshoe hikes and nature hikes. Have you got your button yet? Many local businesses are offering discounts and promotions for anyone who purchases and wears a Winter Carnival & Mushers Bowl button, available for $5 each, or three for $12 (plus $3 for each additional). Pick one up at the chamber office on Portland Road, or at area businesses. Wearers will gain free admission to the Meltdown Dance, the hay rides, carnival games, ice fishing and dogsled racing, and will also be entered into a raffle with a grand prize of a 42” flat screen TV. For more information on any of the events, contact the chamber at 647-3472 or visit www.mainelakesmushersbowl. MUSH! — The Downeast Sleg Dog Club members will race around sloped apple fields at Five Fields Farm during the 2013 Winter Carnival & Mushers Bowl in Bridgton, Jan. 25-27. com

MET Opera live in HD Saturday FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues its Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2012-13 season with Maria Stuarda on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors (65-plus) and $18 for students and are avail-


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able for purchase online at or by calling the box office at 935-9232. Purchase the PAC Season Opera Pass and get one opera free! The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Plan to come early and have lunch in the Eastman Performing Art Center’s beautiful lobby. Beginning at 12 p.m., Lake Region Caterers will be offering a unique variety of fresh sandwiches and hearty soups as well as delicious desserts and other tasty snacks, both sweet and salty.            Also, the Fryeburg Academy Opera Lecture Series begins this season on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss Maria Stuarda. This

series, designed to help opera goers prepare for each of the Met Operas, is led by Fryeburg Academy’s own opera enthusiast Joe DeVito. Join Joe as he summarizes the plot, introduces the music, shares some reviews and gives an interpretive view of the upcoming Met simulcast. All are welcome. No previous opera knowledge is needed. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For more information, call the box office at 935-9232. David McVicar, who directed last season’s Met premiere of Anna Bolena, directs the company premiere of the second opera in Donizetti’s famous trilogy of operas about Tudor history. “Donizetti’s three Tudor operas are very different in tone, mood, and musical content,” McVicar said. “With

Maria Stuarda being a different kind of opera than last season’s Anna Bolena, which we presented with a great deal of historical accuracy, we’ve gone for a visual style which is freer. Rather than reflecting history, it reflects the romantic nature of this retelling of the story and the sweeping romantic nature of Donizetti’s music.” Joyce DiDonato sings the title role of the defiant Mary, Queen of Scots. South African soprano Elza van den Heever makes her Met debut as Mary’s formidable rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Maurizio Benini conducts a cast that also includes Francesco Meli as the Earl of Leicester, Joshua Hopkins as Cecil, and Matthew Rose as Talbot. For more information about the Met Live in HD visit www. • Homemade Soups & Chowders • Sandwiches, Salads & More • Fresh Baked Bread, Pies, Cakes, Cookies • Fudge, Hand-Dipped Chocolates & More

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Area births Lakin M. Jordan and Andrew E. Roberts of Old Orchard Beach have a son, Mydland Francis Roberts, born on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Jeff and Dorie Hamilton of Richton, Miss. Paternal grandparents: Keith Roberts of Dartmouth, Mass. and Deborah Roberts of Portsmouth, R.I. Great-grandparents: A.J. and Brenda Jordan of Richton, Miss.; Kitty Hamilton of Petal, Miss.; Nick and Carol Kolinsky of Petal, Miss. Victoria (Gee-Eatson) and Morgan S. Gavett of Bridgton have a son, Otis Matthew Gavett, born on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Otis joins Kiley Watson, age 3. Maternal grandparents: Betsy and David Watson of Waterboro. Paternal grandparents: Valerie and Scott Gavett of Bridgton. Theresa M. Fitzgerald and Jacob R. Fruzzetti of Harrison have a son, Tristan Jacob Fruzzetti, born on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Kristy (Farnum) and Gary A. Davis of Harrison have a son, Samuel Ralph Davis, born on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Samuel joins Sara, age 6. Maternal grandparents: Dennis and Darlene Farnum of Sebago. Paternal grandparents: Alan and Kathie Davis of Fryeburg; Michael and Helene Neddenriep of Bridgton. Great-grandparent: Ralph Davis of Westbrook.



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The National Theatre of London Live in HD Presents: The Magistrate Thurs., Jan. 17, 2013 • 2 and 7 PM – Academy Award nominee and Tony Awardwinner John Lithgow takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero’s uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader. The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter. Two performances; live 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. encore. Tickets: $18-Adults, $15-Seniors (65+) and $10-Students

Fryeburg Academy Film Series: Sunrise with accompaniment by Brent Arnold Fri., Jan. 18, 2013 • 7:30 PM – Arnold is a cellist and composer with a wildly unorthodox approach to his instrument, using live looping and processing, guitar-like fingerpicking and techniques from Arabic and African music to create his intricate and moving songs. His newest project is an original score for Sunrise, the legendary 1927 silent film by F.W.Murnau. Tickets: $10-Adults and $5-Seniors and Students The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Presents: Maria Stuarda Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 • 1 to 4:15 PM – Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts. Lunch served by Lake Region Caterers. Contact Lake Region Caterers 787-3327 or for reservations. Tickets: $26Adults, $23-Seniors (65+) and $18-Students

AudioBody! Fri., Jan. 25, 2013 • 7 PM – AudioBody is the fusion of physical

comedy and technology. Armed with a collection of futuristic instruments, brothers Matt and Jason Tardy take the stage in an attempt to create the ultimate musical performance, only to find themselves at odds with their own unruly musical inventions. Visit their website or check them out on You Tube. Tickets: Adults-$15 and Students-$10, with a Family of Four Pack for $30!

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January 17, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page A

Fox: 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of Year by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 The Oxford County Commissioners have awarded the 2012 Volunteer Member of the Year Award to Lovell Firefighter Jeff Fox. Lovell Fire Chief Tommie C. McKenzie announced the award on Jan. 7. This is well deserved, for the 36 years Jeff has served the community of Lovell. His service comes as no surprise, as he is the third generation to volunteer as a firefighter, following in the footsteps of his late father David and his grandfather John. Jeff began early, around six years old, hanging around the Center Lovell station while his dad was fighting fires. He was one of the original members of the Junior Fire Department, while Bruce (Hoss) Thurston was fire chief. He remembers

the days of the “Red Phone System,” when five or more fire department members had a red phone that would ring when the fire station phone rang. Each individual had a list of men to call when needed. From what I can tell, that system had a few kinks, especially when ladies in distress called at 2 a.m., not knowing they were waking up more than just the people at the station. For Jeff, firefighting wasn’t that exciting at first, because most of the fires were at the old dump; but having been taught how to use the old 171 Ford Pumper from his dad, he earned that job. Still just a kid, Jeff was put to use carrying a backpack of sandwiches and water for the men fighting a forest fire raging

on Hedgehog Mountain. One of the biggest differences between his younger firefighting days and now are the changes in the training. Each firefighter has to participate in two levels before they can qualify. Each year the men must complete 50 hours of in-house training refresher classes. They also must participate in ice and water rescue. Jeff was 18 before he had his first experience with a real house fire. While walking in the house, dressed in his heavy Nomex hood, air pack and face piece, he could feel the intense heat. It was so hot that he could see a telephone on the wall melting. In his 36 years Jeff has seen new high-tech equipment, like the Thermal Imager, become an important piece of equipment. Unfortunately, these sensitive instruments have a short life and wear out. At this moment the men are trying to raise the money — about $20,000 through donations — to buy a replacement. Another problem facing the department is the number of

volunteers dropping due to age or loss of interest. Jeff has faced many problems along the way, but remains loyal. When he lost his sight due to diabetic retinopathy, he realized that the department was one huge family. Whenever he needed a ride to the doctor, these men were there for him. They even picked him up and took him for a ride just to get out of the house. The community takes care of their own, he found out, and for that he is extremely grateful. Needless to say, his mom Joyce is very proud of her son, as is the whole Lovell Fire Department and community. In other Fire Department news, the department will hold a Basic Fire School on Jan. 30 for firefighters from Lovell and surrounding towns. The classes will consist of 100 hours over 12 weeks of a state-approved program, and upon completion each student will receive a certificate from the Maine Fire Service Institute. The Center Lovell Fire Station has a new Memorial Plaque on the wall. This plaque honors members who have

Community members to organize at Sebago Lake Milfoil Summit STANDISH — The Lakes Environmental Association and Raymond Waterways Protective Association are collaborating on a new Sebago Lake Milfoil Initiative that will coordinate individual projects into a unified effort to fight the spread of milfoil. The first meeting for prospective members of the Sebago Lake Initiative will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish in the Viola George Auditorium, located in Alfond Hall. They believe Sebago Lake is at a turning point, and that milfoil threatens to overtake the lake’s most beautiful and economically

vital bays and coves unless serious resources are assembled to defend them. Currently, property owners around the lake are making individual efforts to keep their shorelines clear, with mixed success. The nonprofit organizations envision a broadbased partnership between landowners, municipalities and local businesses centered on the creation of new milfoil control groups. The new groups will be designed to recreate the success of LEA’s Songo River Project. LEA has developed a cost effective milfoil control model and has seen great success on the

Songo River. They have removed over 99% of the milfoil in the upper half of the Songo River and in Brandy Pond in Naples. In recent growing seasons, only a few dozen plants have reestablished in former infestation sites. LEA is two seasons into working below the lock in the lower Songo, and the project managers report that re-growth patterns suggest a similar level of success. As new milfoil control groups become organized on Sebago Lake, LEA is preparing to share what they have learned during over 10,000 hours of staff time invested in milfoil control. LEA and RWPA have the

knowledge and infrastructure necessary to train new management teams, but community partners are essential for generating the resources necessary for establishing and operating them. With organizing and fundraising help from area towns, businesses and community groups, the community can begin the restoration of Sebago Lake before it is beyond control. If you are interested in attending the Sebago Lake Milfoil Initiative Summit, please email LEA’s Adam Perron, Invasive Plants Program Field Coordinator, at or call 647-8580.

Income tax help for AARP members Make your appointment today if you need assistance with the preparation of your federal and state income tax forms. IRS-trained and certified AARP tax-aid specialists will begin service at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street on Friday, Feb. 1, and will continue to be at your service every Friday through April 5. Appointments may be made at 647-3116. Persons using this private and confidential free tax service are required to bring to their appointment the following information: a valid

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suggested for both these causes. Refreshments will be provided by the Fryeburg New Church Alliance. In Lovell Rec news, the Adult Exercise class is booming; come try it out. Also, there are yoga classes on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the VFW Post, at $5 a class. The Fryeburg Academy Class of 2013 is having a Project Graduation fundraiser at Friendly’s Restaurant in North Conway on Jan. 22. For everyone who has a voucher (obtainable at the FA Fishbowl or from a class senior), Friendly’s will donate 20% of the meal check to the fundraiser. You must have a voucher in order for Friendly’s to make the donation. The Conway Daily Sun will run an ad that will include the voucher. There will be a Fryeburg Community Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 21, at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Route 5, Fryeburg, from 1 to 7 p.m. All donors during January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Please make an appointment by calling 1-800-Red Cross.

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served but have passed away. When Captain Scott Thomas passed away, the fire department received many donations in his memory. In a discussion with the family, it was suggested that a Memorial Plaque be placed at the station for all those who served on the fire department and passed away. This is a welcomed honor. The first annual Choir Invitational “Let Freedom Ring” Concert will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fryeburg New Church, in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Those taking part in the concert are choirs from the Lovell United Church of Christ, under the direction of Jed Wilson; the Lovell United Church of Christ Bell Choir, under the direction of Ruth Mitchell; the Fryeburg New Church Choir, under the direction of Greg Huang-Dale; and the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg Choir and Bell Choir, under the direction of John Waldie. The invitational will benefit those in need from Hurricane Sandy and help the Brownfield Food Pantry. For those attending, a $5 donation is



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Breakfast at Harrison VFW Post

All are invited to the Bridgton Alliance Church on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a spaghetti dinner, followed by a hymn sing and Christian karaoke. The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 2. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and coffee/tea. The entertainment following the dinner will include talented juggling professional Rick Hagerstrom of the Supreme Court Jesters. Those gathered will sing favorite hymns by request, and some of the most popular contemporary Christian songs will be available for karaoke performance. The evening is a fundraiser for a week-long mission project to be held locally in May. Suggested donation is $5 per person; $20 family maximum; children five and under are free. Tickets are available through the church office at 368 Harrison Road (Route 117) Bridgton, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or call Jamie or Evelyn at 647-2599 to reserve a spot. Reservations are preferred for planning purposes.

HARRISON — The Harrison VFW Post, on the Waterford Road in Harrison, will be holding its popular breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the post on Route 35. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cup, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. Donations will be accepted.

Dems holding organizational meeting

BETHEL — The Oxford County Democratic Committee will hold its organizational meeting for the 2013-2014 cycle on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Crescent Park School on Crescent Lane in Bethel. The election of officers will be held with the positions of chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary elected for two-year terms, as well as the chair’s designee to the Democratic State Committee. Other items on the agenda will include a report on the Redistricting Commission by Cathy Newell, the commission’s democratic public member, updates from legislators, and plans for the thank you event for 2012 campaign volunteers to be held in February, for the statehouse field trip and for upcoming meetings and speakers during the spring. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable items for food pantries, as part of the Day of Service sponsored by President and Mrs. Obama. For more information, call Newell at 875-2116.

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FRYBURG ACADEMY FILM SERIES presents Sunrise with accompaniment by cellist Brent Arnold (pictured) at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Friday, Jan. 18.

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FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy Film Series begins 2013 with the film Sunrise, with accompaniment by Brent Arnold, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors (65-plus) and students. Arnold is a cellist and composer with a wildly unorthodox approach to his instrument, using live looping and process-

ing, guitar-like fingerpicking and techniques from Arabic and African music to create his intricate and moving songs. His newest project is an original score for Sunrise, the legendary 1927 silent film by F.W. Murnau. He performs the entire score live, using only the cello and his battery of electronic tools to give an imaginative and haunting new perspective on the little-known cinematic classic. FMI please visit

The Bridgton House of Pizza is celebrating 25 years in business on Main Street in Bridgton by hosting the next Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce’s monthly After Hours event on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Each month a chamber member opens up their business for these social gatherings. This is a great opportunity for members as well as the public to enjoy some great food and drinks while networking with others and learning about their fellow business owners. Spyro Hronarakis of the Bridgton House of Pizza will be showing off the brand new full service bar and lounge as well as introducing the new Artisan’s Choice menu featuring 8-10 new specialty items. Chamber members, local businesses and the public are all welcome to attend.

Winter Carnival Meltdown Party

The Bridgton Community Center is sponsoring a Winter Carnival Meltdown Party on Friday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. to midnight at Bridgton Town Hall, North High Street. The event features two awesome bands, great food and a cash bar. Tickets, at $15 per person, are available by calling the Community Center at 647-3116 or at the door.

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The Bridgton Lions Club is sponsoring a Bean Supper during Winter Carnival weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton. The menu is beans, hot dogs or ham, coleslaw, corn bread and dessert, all for $7 adults and $5 children. If you wear your Winter Carnival button, you pay only $6 adults and $4 children. SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER DAILY Buttons and tickets are available at the door. BIGGEST & BEST OMELETS AROUND!

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STANDISH — South Portland multimedia artist Jeff Badger will speak about his artwork on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in room 224 in Harold Alfond Hall at Saint Joseph College’s Standish campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and his talk begins at 6 p.m. The talk is the first for 2013 of the SPArC (Speakers, Performers, Artists and Culture) lectures at the college, which brings creative professionals to campus to share their work and lead discussions. Badger’s talk will be followed by a talk on Feb. 13 by singer-songwriter Samuel James, and a third talk on March 13 by brewmaster Ben Alexander. Badger has exhibited his drawings, paintings, sculpture and installation work nationally in solo and group exhibitions, and he records and performs original music in a variety of collaborative projects. He is on the faculty of Southern Maine Community College where he serves as Department Chair of Fine Arts.

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The Bridgton Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Basketball Free Throw Contest at the historic Bridgton Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. for all girls and boys, ages 10 to 14. This is free for all contestants and winners will go on to regional and state competition. Parents or guardians must be on hand to sign parental approval. Registration at the door.


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BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Recreation will hold its third annual Winter Carnival celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Brownfield Community Center. Some of the free activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding, snowshoe hiking, ice skating, snowball fights and building the best snow castle. Bring your own equipment, but there’ll be ice skate rentals available. There’ll also be snowmobile groomers on site, and lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.


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building. Dave Slagle, a retired engineer, relocated to Naples from Camden last year and is a nationally-recognized expert flyer and designer of RC aircrafts. These are not the 12-inch balsa planes of your youth. With wingspans from 6 to 8 feet, these planes have gas and jet-fueled engines. He flies his planes on an airfield specifically designed for RC planes in New Gloucester. Sign up for this program by calling the Naples Public Library at 693-6841 or stop in and register at the main floor circulation desk.

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NAPLES — Learn all the ins and outs of designing and building a radio-controlled model airplane with local expert Dave Slagle. The Naples Public Library will be hosting an introduction class for adults and older teens interested in all aspects of RC modeling beginning on Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., in the library meeting room. The direction of this multiweek class will be driven by the interests of its participants. Planned are classes on safety, design, layout, cost analysis and

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Celebrating 3 yrs. of integrated care

Three years ago, TriCounty Mental Health Services (TCMHS) and its partners at Central Maine Healthcare’s Bridgton Hospital launched a project aimed at changing health care for people in the region. The innovative project was funded by the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), and brought behavioral health providers into the doctor’s offices at Naples Family Practice, North Bridgton Family Practice, Fryeburg Family Medicine, Bridgton Pediatrics, and Bridgton Internal Medicine. Since then, hundreds of people have experienced the benefits of more holistic and integrated treatment. Community engagement and education were part of the project, with free monthly dinners focusing on different topics related to wellbeing. Everyone is invited to the final gathering on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridgton Hospital. The event will review the successes of the project and look to the future as Primary Care Integration continues in the region. Catherine R. Ryder, executive director of TCMHS and project leader for the Integrated Primary Care project, will speak about integration. She says it has broken down many barriers. “We know that good health

encompasses the working of the body and the mind together, yet over the years the medical and mental health systems have become separated,” Ryder said. With this project and others like it, we’re bringing them back together with physical and mental health experts working on the whole patient,” she explains. The project has shown great results, including increased satisfaction for doctors in working with behavioral health professionals, increased sharing of information in real time — with a fully integrated electronic medical record, improved health for patients with complex needs, less waiting time for behavioral health assessment, greater patient satisfaction and reduced stigma.   “Our collaboration with TriCounty has created a strong synergy between our primary care providers and the professionals offering this essential service to the Lake Region. This type of collaboration is what makes us confident the community is receiving great care, close to home. We look forward to continuing this partnership into the future,” said Bridgton Hospital President David Frum. To reserve your seat, please call Tami Kelley at 693-6106. Visit for more information.

‘Let Freedom Ring’ 3-choir concert

FRYEBURG — The first annual Choir Invitational celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at the Fryeburg New Church, 12 Oxford Street (behind Norway Savings Bank) on Sunday Jan. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. This fun musical presentation will feature voice and bell choirs from the Fryeburg New Church, the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg and the Lovell United Church of Christ. Refreshments will be served and available for purchase both upstairs and down during this “come and go as you wish” event. Proceeds from

the show will support both Hurricane Sandy victims and the Brownfield Food Pantry. A suggested donation of $5 per person for admission will accepted at the door. Three area churches have collaborated to present this choir invitational. Fryeburg New Church choir director Greg Huang-Dale, Lovell Congregational Church music director Jed Wilson, and Fryeburg Congregational Church music director John Waldie, together with their choirs, decided it would be a great idea to join together in this gospel celebration for good causes.


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‘No’ to tar sands

(Continued from Page A) face a maximum of five years in jail and a fine up to $5,000. Ackerman noted that in most cases, the maximum penalty is rarely handed out. Ackerman pointed out that since both charges are Class C, law enforcement believes Anderson’s actions were “aggravated” in nature. “Class C reckless conduct by definition is the result of a person’s reckless conduct caused serious bodily injury to another person,” she said.

(Continued from Page A) whelming support and adopted a resolution against tar sands oil in their town. The president of the Sebago Lake Angler’s Association (SLAA) Elliot Stanley shared that group’s written commitment to preserving the area from a potential tar sands oil spill. Stanley said he owned property in Casco, but did not maintain voting rights in the town. Therefore, those present at town meeting were required to put it to a vote before giving him the floor. The audience granted Stanley an opportunity to speak in support of the resolution. According to the website of the Natural Resources of Maine Council, Casco became the first town to “officially and publically” oppose the proposed tar sands oil project. The 62-year-old pipeline, which stretches 236 miles from Montreal to South Portland, is being considered for the transport of tar sands, a form of toxic, thick, heavy oil that is associated with higher incidence of pipeline spills and can be nearly impossible to clean up. The pipeline stretches through Casco along the Crooked River, passing by Pleasant Lake and Parker Pond as it heads for Sebago Lake. “The people of Casco have spoken,” said Casco Board of Selectmen chairman MaryVienessa Fernandes. “We feel as a town that transporting tar sands oil through the PortlandMontreal pipeline poses unpredictable risks to the health, safety, natural resources, property and economic welfare of Casco residents.” The resolution stated concerns about the environmental and public health hazards of tar sands in the context of a town and region heavily dependent on a clean environment for recreation, tourism, and the economy at large. Concerns about threats to water quality also motivated the resolution. “I’ve been guiding on the Crooked River and other pristine Maine waters for years,” said Brooke Hiddell, a Registered Maine Guide and Casco resident. “Maine’s large outdoor recreation industry depends on clean, healthy waters for salmon, brook trout, and other species — and an increased risk of an oil spill into these waters from tar sands oil being forced through Maine’s aging pipeline would be devastating to the entire

Bridgton fires

(Continued from Page A) Garland said the cause of the fire has been deemed “undetermined” by the state fire marshal. “The fire marshal determined where the fire started, but was unable to pinpoint the exact cause,” Chief Garland said. The apartment, Murphy says, was leased to his mother. A number of her personal items were also lost in the fire. Murphy said he had no renter’s insurance, and pegs the amount of music equipment lost at about $5,000. To try to get back on his feet and fulfill music commitments, Murphy has launched a website where donations can be made. To date, $215 in contributions have been made. The address is: Garland said the building housed seven or eight units. Several WATCHING IN DISBELIEF — Robert Murphy (right), a musician who lost a number of his units sustained some smoke damage, but were able to reopen for instruments to a fire that broke out at his Pike’s Farm apartment last Wednesday, was in dis- occupancy. It proved to be a busy day for local firefighters. The Pike’s belief as he watched the blaze and talked with other onlookers. (Rivet Photo) Farm fire erupted around 2 p.m., forcing closure of South High Street. At 5:17 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at the First and Sebago Lake watershed.” Last Resort Motel on Route 302. “Given how vital a clean Bridgton fire officials said careless handling of a woodstove environment and especially A protest against the Exxon/Enbridge tar sands pipeline will caused a fire inside an apartment, occupied by the motel owner’s clean water are to our citibe held on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Portland. son. zens and our economy, it’s Hundreds of people from across New England are expected Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to rental units. not surprising this resolution to gather for a big rally and march in downtown Portland demHowever, the fire did extensive damage to the apartment, Chief had such strong support,” onstrating opposition to sending dirty tar sands oil through the Garland said. said Grant Plummer, owner Exxon/Enbridge pipeline across Maine and the Northeast. Firefighters from six towns responded to the scene. The fire of Fieldstone Builders Inc. in Marchers will meet in Monument Square on Congress Street was knocked down within 30 minutes. Casco and a Casco selectman. in downtown Portland, at 11:30 a.m. and march down to the “I think a lot of people reached Maine State Pier at 12:30 p.m. to a rally there from 1 to 2 p.m., the conclusion that putting tar featuring a full slate of compelling speakers and more. For sands through this pipe would more information and to register online: http://nrcm.kintera. provide only risks—to our org/tarsandsrally people and economy—and no The rally will demonstrate a wall of opposition to this risky real benefit to the town or the proposal and call on federal officials to ensure there is a full state.” (Continued from Page A) environmental review of this project — because the threats are The resolution was submitposal. Then, as the November 2012 vote that would decide too great for the environment and economy of Maine, New ted by Casco residents who Avesta’s fate drew near, the CPC went on record opposing England, Canada and the Earth. have become increasingly the ordinance changes, and the schism became wider when concerned about the threat of Berkowitz mistakenly told The News that the CPC had ordered tar sands oil to the local envi- in Maine, New Hampshire and appropriated for unexpected current Planning, Economic and Community Development ronment and economy. Casco Vermont are considering simi- and pending expenses, came Director Anne Krieg to issue a press release about the vote. from the Undesignated Fund residents collected 340 signa- lar resolutions. The final straw came last month, when committee mem“We congratulate the town Balance. The items appeared bers balked at a new board policy requiring reappointment tures at the polls in November to put the resolution on the and citizens of Casco on pass- on the warrant as Article Two, of members on an annual basis. Most refused to reapply, and ballot for the special town ing this important resolution,” Article Three and Article the impasse was avoided only when the board stepped up and said Todd Martin, Outreach Four. meeting.  apologized at a conciliatory meeting last week. Voters approved moving “I have been heartened to Coordinator for the Natural Miller said a big part of the problem in communication was see many of our neighbors Resources Council of Maine. $13,500 to pay the bills relat- that “Alan was an all-or-nothing kind of guy. He would just learning about this issue and “Once you learn about tar ed to legal fees and okayed turn on a dime and he was hard to read. If his ideas weren’t working together to protect sands and pipelines, it’s not $27,500 for the Animal Control immediately accepted, he would go off in a tizzy,” she said. our water resources,” said hard to see that it would be a department. Residents re-allo- “There was a personality issue there.” Casco resident Connie Cross. bad deal for Maine. We expect cated $24,000 for the removal But she agreed with the frustrations expressed by others that “The resolution passed today Casco will be the first of many of dangerous buildings. the board does not currently have a systematic method for dealSome privately owned and ing with committee recommendations. is the result of months of hard towns along the pipeline to abandoned dwellings are still work by concerned Casco res- speak out.” “I’ve been on the CDC for 12 years, and I can’t think of five Funding issues in the stage during which the things that have been accomplished,” Miller said. idents.” According to Town Manager town notifies the property The resolution calls upon She and other CDC members cited their frustration over the elected leaders to help ensure Dave Morton, there is approx- owner(s). However, the Casco board’s treatment of a detailed, professional report they proany tar sands pipeline proposal imately $1.1 million in the Memorial School is slated duced recommending action plans for the town-owned Salmon gets a complete environmental Undesignated Fund Balance for demolition this upcoming Point Campground. impact review, something that (UFB.) He referred to the UFB summer. The meeting also explored specific recommendations for The special town meeting, improving communication, which will be taken up by selectcan be required by the U.S. as surplus money because it is State Department for cross- not specifically earmarked for which is traditionally held in men at their meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the January, lasted approximately selectmen’s meeting room. Among the ideas were the followborder pipelines. More than 50 anything. 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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Gaelon Kolczynski and Leanne Kugelman are two of the most unassuming athletes Mark Snow has coached. “They each are genuinely excited and happy just to be members of the team. They try their best, they set personal records, but I really feel their enjoyment of track and field is mainly due to being members of the team — nothing else,” said Snow, Lake Region varsity indoor track coach. “They are also a joy to be around. They always make their teammates smile.” Both Gaelon and Leanne has tried a few events outside of their “comfort zone” at Coach Snow’s request, with no complaints, and with great attitude.  “If I coached a team of athletes like Gaelon and Leanne and scored no points in every meet, I think I would be the happiest coach around. It is that pleasant to coach them,” Coach Snow said.  In recognition of their strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Gaelon and Leanne are this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

ON THE DECK — Lake Region defenders Kelsey Winslow (left) and CeCe Hancock (right) try to steal the ball from a Falmouth player during last week’s game at Nutting Gym. The Lakers turned up their defensive pressure to force 10 turnovers in the second quarter to build a lead they would never give up en route to a 59-38 win. (Rivet Photo)

Winslow provides inside presence By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Ally Hickey scored 11 of Falmouth’s first 14 points, Lake Region coach Paul True had seen enough. His answer: senior forward Kelsey Winslow. Not only did Winslow quiet the Yachtsman forward — she had only two field goals over the next 16 minutes — she had an electric offensive game herself. Winslow scored 21 points and collected 7 rebounds as the Lakers thumped Falmouth 59-38 at Nutting Gym last Thursday night. Hickey finished with 21 points, but Lake Region’s fullcourt pressure created 29 turnovers, including three 5-second calls as Falmouth failed to get the ball inbounds after LR baskets. “The Hickey girl is a good perimeter shooter and she can go to the rim. I think Kelsey’s length and quickness bothered her a little bit,” Coach True said. “Kelsey has the best atti-

tude, and works her tail off every single day. When I see her play like she did tonight, it just makes me so happy.” Victories over York and Falmouth propelled the Lakers back into the top spot in Class B West, improving to 9-1. Behind a CeCe Hancock 3-pointer, the Lakers started quick, opening a 10-2 lead. But, Hickey caught fire, connecting on three straight hoops, including a trey. She added another 3-pointer in the closing seconds to close the gap to 15-14, but Hancock scored on a fastbreak lay-up (she had 8 in the quarter) to make it 17-14 after one. LR turned up the defensive pressure in the second quarter, causing 10 turnovers to take a 31-23 lead at halftime. With the score 19-19, the Lakers closed out the final five minutes with a 12-4 run keyed by two Winslow inside hoops and a 3-pointer by Kate Cutting. “Our full-court pressure played a big part in this game. I wasn’t overwhelmed with our half-court defensive sets. We

were undisciplined and people were running right by us. Once we started to play baseline to baseline, we forced a lot of turnovers and got into the flow of the game better,” Coach True said. “I thought the kids coming

off the bench really contributed tonight, and they maintained our defensive ball pressure.” Winslow dominated the offensive end in the third quarter, scoring 10 of the Lakers’ LAKER, Page B

GORHAM — Points in an indoor track meet can be a measuring stick, but Lake Region Coach Mark Snow often focuses on other things. “Before the season, we identified the meets on Jan. 11, 18 and 25 as tough meets to score points in. This allows us to focus our top athletes on some individual goals and events,”

he said. Sophomore Kate Hall was out of the lineup this week because she was scheduled to compete at the Dartmouth Relays. But, Kate was too sick to compete.  “She wasn’t our only sick athlete. Quite a few members of the team had a rough week of practice,” Coach Snow said.

“Our individual results were good, but you can expect even more PRs (personal records) next week.” Meets like last Friday also give coaches time to work with “rookies” about how to compete possibly in two events at the same time. “The team did very well in that respect,” Coach Snow

reported. Veteran Molly Hook helped the junior division girls (Rachel Stofflet, Natahsa Snow and Zoe Snow) with their strong efforts in the shot put. Nick Scarlett and Audrey Blais did a great job managing their multiple events.  Elizabeth Schreiber improved by a foot on each attempt in a

Big stumble at Freeport FREEPORT — Now, you don’t see that very often. Lake Region failed to score a point in the third quarter and was trounced by Freeport 48-32 Tuesday night. Playing without center Tiana-Jo Carter due to injury, the Lakers fell behind 10-4 in the first and trailed 23-21 at the half. No Laker reached double digits. Kayleigh Lepage scored a season high 9 points to lead the Lakers. Sydney Hancock netted 8 points, Savannah Devoe had 6, Kelsey Winslow 4, Miranda Chadbourne 3 and Sarah Hancock scored 2 points. Center Nina Davenport of Freeport (6-4) was the game’s high scorer with 23 points. The loss dropped the Lakers (9-2) out of the top spot in Class B West into Number 2. “We totally got beat in every facet of the game,” Laker Coach Paul True said. “It’s what we’ve talked about all year. Every game we play, people are coming for us and if we don’t respond, like last night, we’re going to get beat.” It’s been a long time since Coach True has seen any of his teams hang up a goose egg in a quarter, just as it has been over eight years since the Lakers lost a game to the Falcons.

Gaelon Kolczynski

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The Kolczynski File Name: Gaelon Kolczynski Year in School: Sophomore Town: Casco Parents: Lisa Cline and Joseph Kolczynski School Activities/Sports: Indoor track, outdoor track, musicals, plays Q. Why did you choose indoor track? GK. I chose indoor track because I wanted to get more active and physically fit. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? GK. I hope to make friends from other schools. Q. What do you enjoy the most? GK. I love competing. It’s always fun to see how you compare to other athletes. Q. What do you like the

The Kugelman File Name: Leanne Kugelman Year in School: Senior Town: North Bridgton Parents: Veronica and Tom Kugelman School Activities/Sports: Indoor and outdoor track, Student Council, Prom Committee, Varsity Club Q. Why did you choose indoor track? LK. My sophomore year, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and all of my friends did indoor track. They all convinced me to try it instead of doing nothing. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? LK. I hope to make some personal records or seasonal best performances. Q. What do you enjoy the most? LK. I really enjoy the



new event for her — the triple jump.   “Now, she and Courtney Yates (who PRed) have a new event to battle in each week,” Snow said.  Gaelon Kolczynski — this week’s Player of the Week (see story) — had great races in winning his heats in the 55 meters and 200 meters. 

“He didn’t place (score), and since it was his first time in those events, he didn’t PR. That makes it tough to show in the results that he did really well!” Coach Snow said. “But, if you are strictly a personal records type of person, then the following athletes did well by getting at least two personal records or seasonal bests.” INDOOR, Page B

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Hoops: Raiders nearly upset Cape; LR clawed FRYEBURG ACADEMY • Coach Sean Watson summed up his team’s season following a close loss to Freeport. “We keep knocking on the door,” he said, “Hopefully soon, we walk through the door.” Again, the Raiders played a tight game Tuesday night, only to fall to Cape Elizabeth 42-31. FA trailed 7-5 and 16-12 in the first half and 25-20 after three.

Julia Quinn led the FA offense with 9 points, while Sky Dole and Lexi L’Heureux-Carland each netted 8 points. Sarah Welch chipped in 6 points as the Raiders fell to 2-9. • Skye Dole scored 14 points but the Raiders were unable to match Gray-New Gloucester’s firepower in a 68-43 loss. FA fell behind 20-12 and 3921 in the first half. For the Raiders, Sarah Welch

netted 6 points, Lexi L’HeureuxCarland 6, McKenna Gerchman 5, Julia Quinn 5, Kristen Chipman 4 and Kendra Fox 3. Up next: The Raider girls host Sacopee Valley tonight, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. FA then hosts Lake Region on Monday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. (JV at 1 p.m.). Then, the Raiders are off until Saturday, Jan. 26 when they travel to Greely for a 6:30 p.m. game. • Facing several of the conference’s top teams in the first couple of weeks, Raider boys’ basketball Coach Sedge Saunders expected a rough ride. Now, the Raiders are in the softer part of their schedule and FA is starting to come around. The Raiders notched their third victory of the season with a 57-34 victory over Gray-New Gloucester. Walker Mallory ignited the FA attack with a game-high 15 points, including two 3-pointers. Bright Amoako chipped in 12 points while Tyler Saunders hit two 3-pointers en route to a 10-point night. With the game tied at 8-8 after one, the Raiders exploded for a 18-4 run. Intermission didn’t cool the Raiders off as they picked right up where they left off with a game-clinching 20-9 spurt. Other FA scorers were: Jaquin Causer 7, Jon Burk 5, Alex Lazich 4, Ryan Gullikson 2, Alex Blake 1 and Winston Richards 1. The Raiders (3-8) nearly pulled off a big upset Tuesday night, taking third-ranked Cape REACHING FOR THE BALL — Lake Region’s Quinn Piland Elizabeth (9-2) into overtime, goes for the steal against York last week. (Rivet Photo) but falling just short, 53-48. Phone: Fax: Outside ME: 100 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009

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The Raiders made a big charge in the second quarter, out scoring the Capers 19-12 to take a 28-25 lead at halftime. Cape pulled out the win with an 8-3 run in overtime. Jaquin Causer tied for game-high honors with 16 points. Walker Mallory connected on three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points while Bright Amoako also chipped in 11 points. Tyler Saunders scored 5, Jon Burk 4 and Alex Blake had 1 point. Up next: The Raider boys travel to Sacopee Valley Friday night for a 6 p.m. game against the Hawks. FA hosts Lake Region on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. (JV at 2:30 p.m.). The Raiders then are off until Saturday, Jan. 26 when they host Greely at 6:30 p.m. LAKE REGION When your team is dominated and the final scoring is a bit ugly, it can be hard for a coach to find a silver lining. A tall and athletic York squad put on a first quarter show, blanking the host Lakers 16-0 last Wednesday. Quarter Number 2 wasn’t much better as the Wildcats rolled out a 21-9 spurt, including a dunk. While the Lakers absorbed a 63-24 loss, Coach JP Yorkey actually saw some “improvement” in his club’s game. Coach

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Laker pressure rattles Falmouth

H.S. alpine racing Western Maine Conference Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak Girls: Greely 13, Yarmouth 57, Falmouth 600, Lake Region 83 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elise Dinan, GRE 31.13 31.22 1:02.35 12. Victoria Girardin, LR 38.39 36.36 1:14.75 22. Sam Marucci, LR 40.99 43.31 1:24.30 24. Isabel Scribner, LR 44.36 46.00 1:30.36 25. Nicole Marucci, LR 45.67 46.85 1:32.52 26. Taylor Cronin, LR 45.76 47.63 1:33.39 28. Mizuki Ishida, LR 54.97 52.44 1:47.41 Boys: Yarmouth 28, Falmouth 35, Greely 56, Lake Region 103 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Alex Gown, FAL 29.15 29.24 58.39 9. Taylor Davis, LR 30.96 31.27 1:02.23 28. Brandon Silvia, LR 37.05 37.37 1:14.42 30. Brendan Harmon, LR 37.88 38.16 1:16.04 36. Michael Brooks, LR 41.00 41.14 1:22.14 Western Maine Conference Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak Girls: Cape Elizabeth 28, Fryeburg Academy 30, Freeport 39, Gray-New Gloucester 48 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Emma Dvvorozniak, C 34.95 35.60 1:10.55 3. Christina DiPietro, FA 35.73 36.03 1:11.76 6. Chelsea Abrams, FA 36.69 37.48 1:14.17 10. Laura Lewis, FA 40.09 41.00 1:21.09 11. Sasha Azel, FA 39.80 41.58 1:21.38 13. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 40.67 42.02 1:22.69 16. Mary Shea, FA 44.45 41.96 1:26.41 17. Kyra Hunsicker, FA 40.14 48.33 1:28.47 22. Zinnia Hansler, FA 56.24 51.76 1:48.00 Boys: Cape Elizabeth 12, Freeport 38, Gray-New Gloucester 58, Fryeburg Academy 69 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Max Barber, CE 31.22 31.87 1:03.09 9. Ian Shea, FA 34.04 34.52 1:08.56 15. Ferdinand Schmidt 39.74 38.70 1:18.44 17. Jesse Liljedahl, FA 39.44 40.86 1:20.30


Triple C Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak, 1/7/2013 Girls: Yarmouth 13, Cape Elizabeth 28, Lake Region 62, Gray-New Gloucester 97, Falmouth 101 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Sophia Morris, YAR 19.03 18.53 37.56 8. Paige Davis, LR 20.74 20.85 41.59 13. Brooke Juneau, LR 21.45 21.19 42.64 19. Madison Rock, LR 22.70 22.70 45.40 22. Ella Sulloway, LR 23.22 22.79 46.01 23. Liz Cole, LR 22.97 23.29 46.26 26. Meghan Boos, LR 24.49 23.85 48.34 34. Olivia Thompson, LR 29.62 31.43 1:01.05 35. Neva Leavitt, LR 30.80 30.72 1:01.52 37. Shayla Dunn, LR 33.55 35.67 1:09.22 Boys: Cape Elizabeth 14, Falmouth 34, Yarmouth 41, Lake Region 125, Gray-New Gloucester 165 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Garrett Alexander, CE 19.36 19.38 38.74 23. Zeke Tocci, LR 24.43 24.51 48.94 26. Jackson Dinsmore, LR 24.52 24.81 49.33 38. Ethan Caulfield, LR 26.55 26.91 53.46 Triple C Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak, 1/8/2013 Girls: Greely 23, Scarboro 24, Molly Ockett 48, Freeporrt 71 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Sarah Berube, SCAR 26.31 26.22 52.53 3. Abby Novia, MO 28.10 27.62 55.72 5. Sophie Duane-Leavitt 28.97 28.55 57.52 15. Laura Friedman, MO 32.95 34.01 1:06.96 25. Mae Milo, MO 37.86 36.05 1:13.91 30. Emmajo Armington 38.77 37.85 1:16.62 31. Morgan Sabeck, MO 38.12 39.12 1:17.24


(Continued from Page B) 12 points. With a quick first step burst, Winslow seemingly beat her defender each time she touched the ball as the LR lead ballooned to 43-29. Meanwhile, Hickey really cooled off, scoring her only bucket of the third quarter with under a minute left. With CeCe Hancock draining another trey and Sydney Hancock taking the ball strong to the hoop (she was 4-for-4 from the foul line), the Lakers cruised to their ninth win. After early struggles at the foul line (4-of-12 in the first half), the Lakers were on the mark over the final 16 minutes, sinking 9-of-10. “When CeCe, Syd and Katherine are feeling it from the perimeter, we are really difficult to guard,” Coach True said. Another bright spot was senior Sydney Hancock, who continues to show signs that she

is returning to old form after battling a leg injury. “What I saw Syd do tonight that I haven’t seen this season is her getting into the teeth of the defense and penetrating. Her confidence is growing,” Coach True said. “She is our floor leader and has made some great decisions. She has made some super passes. Her leadership is so valuable.” While a 21-point win against a quality opponent will put a smile on a coach’s face, Paul True knows his club still has plenty room for improvement as the Lakers march toward the playoffs. “What we need to do better is when we create a turnover, we can’t then turn the ball back over,” he said. “If we eliminate that piece, we’re going to gain four or five more possessions.” And if a game is tight, every possession can be a big one. LAKERS 59

C. Hancock 4-3-14, TianaJo Carter 5-0-10, Miranda Chadboure 1-0-2, Kate Cuttting 1-0-3, Kayleigh Lepage 1-0-2, Sydney Hancock 1-5-7, Kelsey Winslow 9-3-21. Turnovers: 17. FT 13-22. Leading rebounders: Chadbourne 5, Winslow 7, Carter 12. 3-Pointers: C. Hancock 3, Cutting 1. FALMOUTH 38 Ally Hickey 8-1-21, Anna Hickey 3-1-9, Emma Powers 2-0-4, Dayna Vasconcelos 1-2-4. Turnovers: 29. FT 4-8. Rebounds: Ally Hickey 7, Anna Hickey 4. 3Pointers: Al. Hickey 4, An. Hickey 2. Up next: The Lakers host Poland this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, LR travels to Fryeburg Academy for a 4 p.m. game. Then, the Lakers are off until Saturday, Jan. 26 when they host York at 5:3 p.m.

(Continued from Page B) Those athletes were: Courtney Yates, long jump and triple jump; Audrey Blais, LJ and 400m; Luna Zhang, 55m and 200m; Leanne Kugelman, 55m and 200m; Amy Angelone, 55m and shot put; Kayla Gray, 800m and 200m relay splits; Kristina Morton, 800m and 200m relay splits. Boys’ Division Junior 55 Meters: 8. Gaelon Kolczynski, 7.73; wt 7.47. 200 Meters: 12. Gaelon Kolczynski 27.53; wt 25.66. Senior 55 Meter Hurdles: 4. Mason Kluge-Edwards, 9.70; wt 8.49. Shot Put: 9. Ben Roy, 30-06; wt 39-4. 800 Meters: 23. Ben Roy, 2:44.20; 26. Nick Scarlett, 2:52.75; wt 2:02.79. Long Jump: 29. Gaelon Kolczynski, 13-10; 33. Nick Scarlett, 10-7.75; wj 19-7.75. Triple Jump: 6. Mason Kluge-Edwards, 34-11.75; wj 40-3.75. Final standings: York 230, Falmouth 160.25, Cape Elizabeth 84.75, Gray-NG 61, Freeport 48, Traip Academy 16, Lake Region 5. Girls’ Division Junior 55 Meters: 7. Bridgette Letarte, 9.50; 8. Rachel Stofflet, 9.55; 10. Natasha Snow, 9.94; 11. Zoe Snow, 10.27; wt 8.13. 200 Meters: 15. Zoe Snow, 38.42; wt. 29.43. 400 Meters: 6. Audrey Blais, 1:15.40; wt. 1:07.69. 4X200 Relay: 1. York,

2:03.50; 5. Lake Region, 2:26.07 (Bridgette Letarte 35.7, Rachel Stofflet 37.3, Natasha Snow 39.3, Audrey Blais 33.8). Shot Put: 2. Natasha Snow, 19-5; 4. Rachel Stofflet, 18-7; 7. Zoe Snow, 17-10.5; wt 2610.50. Senior 55 Meters: 25. Leanne Kugelman, 9.16; 26. Kristina Morton, 9.16; 28. Courtney Yates, 9.22; 30. Luna Zhang, 9.29; 33. Emily Hemingway, 9.58; 35. Molly Hook, 10.34; wt. 7.85. 200 Meters: 4. Hannah Perkins, 29.40; 22. Luna Zhang, 34.05; 24. Leanne Kugelman, 34.56; 26. Amy Angelone, 36.13; 27. Emily Hemingway, 36.17; wt. 28.98. 400 Meters: 1. Hannah Perkins, 1:06.08; 8. Kayla Gray, 1:15.94. 4X200 Relay: 1. York, 1:55.49; 6. Lake Region, 2:07.85 (Courtney Yates 33.3,

Kayla Gray 32.6, Kristina Morton 32.8, Hannah Perkins 29.1). Shot Put: 2. Molly Hook, 24-10.25; 8. Victoria Girardin, 23-0.50; 9. Kristina Morton, 22-9; 12. Danielle LaPointe, 21-1; 14. Julia Carlson, 19-8; 18. Amy Angelone, 17-6; 20. Zoe Barrett, 15-5; 21. Maude Meeker, 15-3; wt. 26-7.50. 800 Meters: 6. Maude Meeker, 2:51.18; 18. Danielle LaPointe, 3:18.04; 19. Julia Carlson, 3:19.77; 20. Victoria Girardin, 3:24.61; 21. Zoe Barrett, 3:36.16; wt. 2:33.12. 4X800 Relay: 1. Falmouth, 10:53.73; 4. Lake Region, 12:13.10 (Maude Meeker 2:58.7, Kayla Gray 3:03.3, Kristina Morton 3:07.7, Audrey Blais 3:03.4). Long Jump: 11. Elizabeth Schreiber, 12-2; 17. Courtney Yates, 11-0; 19. Audrey Blais, 10-8.50; 21. Bridgette Letarte, 10-2; wj 15-6.

Laker indoor track results

The Heals CLASS B WEST GIRLS 1. Spruce Mtn. 11-0 52.8704 2. Lake Region 9-2 50.0926 3. Leavitt 10-1 47.0062 4. Greely 10-1 43.3025 5. York 9-1 42.3765 6. Cape Elizabeth 5-5 23.7037 7. Gray-NG 7-2 23.7037 8. Freeport 6-4 21.3344 9. Oak Hill 6-5 17.5309 10. Poland 5-5 16.2963 11. Maranacook 6-5 15.6790 12. Falmouth 4-7 10.7407 13. Morse 4-6 9.1975 14. Wells 3-7 9.0432 15. Lincoln A. 3-7 8.1173 16. Fryeburg A. 2-8 5.8025 17. Mtn. Valley 2-8 1.4815 18. Yarmouth 0-11 0.0000 • Top 12 make the playoffs CLASS B WEST BOYS 1. Falmouth 11-0 54.4753 2. York 10-1 36.4198 3. Cape Elizabeth 9-2 35.9182 4. Mtn. Valley 7-3 33.0247 5. Wells 7-3 27.1242 6. Greely 7-4 25.9259 7. Spruce Mtn. 6-4 19.8457 8. Oak Hill 5-6 17.1296 9. Maranacook 4-6 15.1235 10. Morse 4-6 14.0432 11. Yarmouth 5-5 10.4938 12. Lincoln A. 2-7 9.7222 13. Fryeburg A. 3-8 9.2593 14. Leavitt 3-8 6.4815 15. Poland 2-9 4.1667 16. Lake Region 3-7 4.0123 17. Freeport 1-8 3.2407 18. Gray-NG 1-8 0.5556 • Top 12 make the playoffs

Triple Jump: 9. Elizabeth Schreiber, 27-2.50; 11. Courtney Yates, 25-7.50; wj. 34-0. Final standings: York 150, Falmouth 142, Cape Elizabeth 93, Traip Academy 83, Freeport 65, Gray-NG 59, Lake Region 45.

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Regional ports

Schrader sets new FA indoor track mile record GORHAM — To say Fryeburg Academy’s night inside the University of Southern Maine field house Friday was chaotic might be an understatement. “It was the first meet ever for some of the dorm students, which led to some frustration and confusion,” Raider indoor track coach Kevin MacDonald said. “However, Coach Collins and I are confident that their understanding of the sport will improve each week.” On the bright side, the Raiders had two more athletes qualify for States. Jared Schrader improved by 7.22 seconds in the mile, running 4:50.02 — a new school indoor record. “Jared is one of our captains,

who works very hard in practice and this shows on meet day,” Coach MacDonald said. “We look for steady improvement throughout the season for this student athlete.” Emily Heggie qualified in the high jump clearing 4-feet 8-inches. “Em is coming off a ankle injury and looks to improve on that mark in the coming weeks,” Coach MacDonald reported. Others who were “shining brightly” were: Molly Eklund improved by 17.01 seconds in the mile in only her third race; Tristan Harvie entered the pole vault for the first time ended up clearing 8-feet (“I would like to thank Jamie

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Gullikson for all her work with Tristan,” Coach McDonald said.) Several athletes just missed the State standard: Eric Hannes in the 800, Divine Dockery and Luka Vujotic in the 55 and 200 meters, Liz Grzyb in the 800 and Jamie Gullikson in the 55 hurdles. Bailey Friedman did not let the ink dry on her school record as she once again threw the shot put to a new school mark of 31-feet 7-inches. “Bailey is a very passionate athlete, and she is making steady progress toward lofty goals,” Coach MacDonald said. “This record will also be surpassed in the near future.” Girls’ Division Junior 55 Meters: 5. Oriagna Inirio, 8.40; 15. Danae Dostie, 8.97; 23. Esmeralda Hernandez, 9.15; 25. Bailey Friedman, 9.30; wt. 7.85. 200 Meters: 9. Oriagna Inirio, 30.96; 16. Marta Ferreira, 32.27; 17. Danae Dostie, 32.51; 19. Hannah Howard, 33.07; 37. Angelidi Monegro, 44.28; wt.

Eastman claims 5.4K Classic at Libby Hill

GRAY — Silas Eastman of Fryeburg Academy was nearly a minute better than Ben Allen of Portland to win the 5.4K Classic Nordic ski race last Wednesday at Libby Hill in Gray. Eastman posted a time of 17:07, while Allen turned in an 18:04. For the Raiders: 4. Logan Gerchman, 19:23 18. Liam LeConey, 21:43 19. Austin Gerchman, 21:50 31. Patrick Carty, 24:41 33. Jesse Liljedahl, 25:06 41. Kyle Barboza, 30:09 45. Reed Wallace, 39:18 Final standings: GrayNew Gloucester 29, Fryeburg Academy 35, Cape Elizabeth

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28.41. High Jump: 5. Izzy Hodgeman-Burns, 4-6; wj. 50. Shot Put: 11. Hannah Howard, 20-5.50; wt. 30-11. Senior 55 Meter Hurdles: 2. Jamie Gullikson, 10.28; wt. 10.12. High Jump: 1. Emily Heggie, 4-8. Shot Put: 2. Bailey Friedman, 31-7; 12. Jen Perry, 18-9; 13. Nicole Tichevr, 18-3; wt. 320.50. 800 Meters: 4. Liz Grzyb, 2:45.40; 7. Anna Lastra, 2:48.75; 19. Jessie Duong, 3:23.13; wt. 2:39.06. One Mile: 6. Ariel Fogden, 6:19.07; 11. Molly Eklund, 6:44.18; wt. 6:06.64. Pole Vault: 1. Jamie Gullikson, 8-0. Long Jump: 8. Izzy Hodgeman-Burns, 12-6.50; wj. 15-2.50. Boys’ Division Junior 55 Meters: 5. Wayne Smith, 7.51; 11. Stanford White, 7.68; 12. Joseph Schrader, 7.69; 20. Jared Stefano, 8.04; 30. Brian Zuniga, 8.66; wt. 7.20.


42, Portland 57, Scarborough 79. On the girls’ side, Dana Hatton of Cape Elizabeth set the time to beat in 21:49. FA’s top finisher was Amber Dindorf in seventh place in 24:28. FA finishers were: 8. Hannah Plowden, 24:38 15. Kelsey Liljedahl, 26:58 24. Juliet Fink, 30:23 25. Kristen Dostie, 30:28 31. Bekah Dostie, 34:49 32. Catherine Gillette, 35:19 34. Ali Down, 39:36 35. Nikki Down, 45:37 36. Michelle Boucher, 45:54 Final standings: Gray-New Gloucester 20, Cape Elizabeth 28, Fryeburg Academy 50, Portland 57, Waynflete 74.

Middle School alpine racing (Continued from Page B)

34. Meghan Gray, MO 39.41 38.61 1:18.02 35. Amelia Rowland, MO 38.67 39.60 1:18.27 41. Jade Fox, MO 44.02 46.29 1:30.31 — Camelia Ghadfa, MO DSQ 36.32 Boys: Greely 26, Molly Ockett 32, Freeport 37, Scarboro 48 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Jay Pier, FREE 24.90 25.78 50.68 2. Jared Marshall, MO 26.47 26.45 52.92 7. Owen Burk, MO 29.71 29.73 59.44 9. William Zeliff, MO 30.31 30.82 1:01.13

200 Meters: 12. Wayne Smith, 27.05; 15. Joseph Schrader, 27.54; 18. Jared Stefano, 28.00; 29. Donavon Brown, 30.48; 31. Rodrigo Araujo, 31.50; 32. Brian Zuniga, 31.69; 37. Dat Vu, 33.94; wt. 25.64. 400 Meters: 3. Liuke Yang, 58.75; 16. Tristan Harvie, 1:07.05; 18. Dmitry Chekaykin, 1:12.49; wt. 56.94. High Jump: 4. Joseph Schrader 4-8; wj. 5-0. Shot Put: 12. Aaron Hennessy, 18-8; wt. 33-3. Senior 55 Meters: 8. Luka Vujotic, 7.24; 10. Divine Dockery, 7.25; 17. Andrew Emery, 7.58; 18. Njemile Phillip, 7.70; wt. 6.64. 200 Meters: 8. Divine Dockery, 25.71; 10. Luka Vujotic, 25.85; 11. Jared Schrader, 25.98; 16. Njemile Phillip, 26.60; 22. Andrew Emery, 28.40; 25. Dmitry Chekaykin, 30.79; wt. 23.84. Shot Put: 10. Reid O’Brien, 24-6; 11. Ben Welch, 23-6; wt. 45-3.

800 Meters: 2. Eric Hannes, 2:11.92; 5. Tyler O’Keefe, 2:19.57; 13. Blaine Andreoli, 2:29.18; 18. David Powers, 2:47.14; wt. 2:08.99. Mile Run: 2. Jared Schrader, 4:50.02; 8. Blaine Andreoli, 5:22.84; 25. Aaron Hennessy, 9:22.46; wt. 4:45.93. Two Mile: 1. TJ Rose, 11:03.90; 2. Eric Hannes, 11:55.57; 4. Tyler O’Keefe, 12:13.06; 5. Kyle Barboza, 12:13.47. 4X800 Relay: 1. Fryeburg, 9:14.26. Pole Vault: 3. Tristan Harvie, 8-0; wv. 11-3. Long Jump: 15. Jared Stefano, 14-11.75; 16. Wayne Smith, 14-11; 20. Dmitry Chekaykin, 14-3.50; 21. Donovon Brown, 14-1.50; 25. Stanford White, 13-6; 29. Rodrigo Araujo, 1111.25; wj. 19-9.75. Up next: The Raiders return to the USM field house this Friday, Jan. 18 for a 3:30 p.m. meet against Wells, Poland, Traip Academy, Falmouth, North Yarmouth Academy and Lisbon.

Profile: Gaelon Kolczynski (Continued from Page B) least? GK. Spending most of my time practicing after school. Q. What makes you successful? GK. I put all my effort into every practice and every race. Q. What would your dream moment be? GK. My dream moment would be to qualify for States in any of

my races. Q. What has the sport taught you? GK. Track has taught me how to be a good sport. Q. Who has inspired you? GK. A lot of people have inspired me to do what I do, so it would be hard to say who has truly inspired me. I pull inspiration from everyone.

Profile: Leanne Kugelman (Continued from Page B) family atmosphere we have. We all support each other so much and bond more and more everyday during practices and meets. Q. What do you like the least? LK. Morning practice, absolutely. Waking up at 5 a.m. to go to 6 a.m. practice is not fun. Q. What makes you successful? LK. Thinking about doing well in a meet makes me try harder in practice. I think that helps. Q. What would your dream moment be? LK.

Making States for one of my events or making a personal record (PR). Q. What has the sport taught you? LK. Indoor track has taught me a lot about selfmotivation and how it is up to you to decide if you will achieve your goal, whether it is in sports, school or everyday life. Q. Who has inspired you? LK. My mom. She’s such an amazing person and has taught me so much. She pushes me all the time to believe in myself and to work hard. She inspires me everyday.

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Opinion & Comment

January 17, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

The end was near

When the Mayan calendar completed its 13th cycle, some people (FOX News) predicted that the world would end. This, even though the world had already effectively ended right on FOX six and a half weeks earlier, when Karl Rove went ballistic on set, protesting that people with net worths of under a billion dollars had been allowed to influence the elections in Ohio by voting for Barack Obama. What went wrong? Why aren’t we all dead — or why isn’t at least Karl Rove dead, after that fit of apoplexy? The Mayan calendar features a pie chart of calculations with pictures of planets and snakes and animals and caiman sky gods and what looks to be at least one Jeep Cherokee fording a stream. This graphic left far NOSING IN ON GAME DAY — when local students attended an afternoon event held at the Raymond Village Library. (From too much room for interpretation. It was time for a new calendar, left to right) Ezra Davison, age 13; Lizzie Duncanson, 13; Tabitha Newquist, 12; and Natalie Walker, 12, enjoy refreshments (De Busk Photo) that’s all. Consider that even modern human civilization, such as and play the game Fibber on Sunday. END, Page B

States can just say ‘no’

We want guns when seconds count and police are minutes away. Gun owners support police, but know police cannot be everywhere all the time, so we protect ourselves. Gun buy-back programs don’t make the community safer. They’re feel-good programs for anti-gun people. Only good, law-abiding people are going to turn in their guns. No bad guys will, so what’s the result? Not a safer community, because the number of bad guys with guns stays the same but there’s a net loss of good guys with them. Bad guys aren’t going to register their guns either, nor will background checks stop them either because they don’t buy their guns legally. Why would

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

government want a registry of good guys with guns? That’s troubling, very troubling. We don’t have to worry about the good guys. We need them because Wayne Lapierre was absolutely right when he said, “The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Americans who protect themselves and Americans who support themselves are often

the same people. Also correlative are Americans content to depend on government for protection and those who depend on government to support them financially. Used to be that most of us Americans were proud to take care of ourselves and our families against bad guys and proud to provide for all our own needs as well, but not anymore. The election last Nov. 6 proved that America has changed fun-

damentally. I don’t like that, but I have to accept it. If independent Americans depend on anything, it’s networks of family and friends and church communities. Our Founding Fathers recognized that a nation of such individuals is stronger than one in which people depend totally on government. We also want guns in case our government becomes tyrannical and tries to restrict our liberty. As America is becoming more politically polarized, and as government continues fueling anti-gun hysteria, we worry that its ultimate aim is to seize our guns. If it comes to that, we are not going to sit idly by and watch it happen. We’ll be NO, Page 10B

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

Snow white fairest of all

The groundcover glistens, and appears white as a wedding dress. Nonassuming sequins are sewn upon this gown. The forest-green branches are alighted with the white of the bridesmaid’s hats. Dressed in snow, each evergreen is as elegant as the betrothed. Almost universally, the color white represents purity — and with December, winter arrives as the most unspoiled season. Any man or husband would joke about how winter is the kind of woman he would wish for: She is both beautiful and silent. SNOW WHITE, Page B

A nine-hour journey for that certain girl Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist My daughter’s boyfriend drove over from Rochester, N.Y. last week. Amanda had met Tim in college and although I’d heard a lot about him, he and I had never had any face time — we Skyped once, but I wore my bathrobe so it didn’t really count. After a nine-hour drive, Tim knocked on our door wearing tight black Oxford shoes, dress pants and a sport coat. He reached out a firm hand, but I just ignored it and grabbed him in a bear hug. I had considered greeting Tim in a more inter-


A little scared

To The Editor: Living in Maine, I am concerned and a little scared. Tar sands oil running from Montreal to Portland through our communities and near our rivers worries me. Pipelines have issues: the current pipeline is old (some say beyond life expectancy); it is not buried deeply as it was laid when this was not required; and it is the cheapest way to transport large quantities of a liquid. Tar sands oil is worse: more abrasive than regular crude oil; requires more pressure and/or heat to pump; and often has very corrosive, flammable, and/ or explosive chemicals or gases added to dilute it for pumping. Some of these must be burned off before the product is put onto a ship adding pollutants to the air. Few (if any) benefits to our communities are added by reversing the current pipe’s

direction and pumping this material: the towns passed through will not see any increase in tax revenue; and any additional workforce requirements will be short term. So why triple the possibility of a leak (those are the statistics for tar sands over regular oil)? A spill could ruin our waters locally; harm the local economy including reduced tourism; add burned off chemical residues to our air; and possibly contaminate Portland’s (and other) water supplies. Our pristine Crooked River, the Androscoggin and the Presumpscot could be irrevocably damaged. I care about the water I drink and the air I breathe, those are two of many reasons I love Maine. certainly opened my eyes. Ray Holme Waterford

esting way, like wrapped in a towel and holding a shotgun, or with sweat pants pulled up under my armpits, or perhaps wearing a shirt made out of aluminum foil, but my wife Karen had encouraged me not to. “Can’t you not be weird, just once?” she pleaded. Mandy was still at work when Tim arrived, so we sat him down in the kitchen and shoveled food toward him while we all got acquainted. He hadn’t eaten since the turnpike and so inhaled everything. We’d been warned about his metabolism and had stocked up. After a pleasant hour, Mandy came bursting in the door and the house erupted with her inevitable lightness and smiles and laughter and wide-open arms. Over the next few days, Mandy showed Tim the highlights of the area and he became suspicious that we lived at the very edge of the earth — if they’d had enough time to go to the dump store he would have been convinced. It was clear that Mandy and Tim were blind to virtually everything but each other (had the moon dropped from the sky into the field next to our barn, I doubt they would have noticed), yet they still seemed delighted to have us around.

A law governing foreign relations

Probably many readers in their personal lives have run into this law: that of unintended consequences (LUC). Say you have a great plan to reach an ideal objective. Yet, something goes wrong and you end up with a result you didn’t anticipate.  The classic example is the introduction of rabbits into the Australian countryside to provide good hunting. The rabbits multiply, eat vegetation and the countryside erodes. An intended sporting diversion becomes a natural disaster. Smart, scholarly academics developed this idea and, as you might expect, they say LUC originates from ignorance or follows upon error (plus two other causes too complex to explain here.) Let’s look at a few examples from the Middle East where we know ignorance and error abound. In 1967, Israel smashed the armies of its neighbors and To The Editor: Keep those postcards from brought a huge amount of territory under its control, offerLETTERS, Page B

News from China

One night, we all went out to a lovely dinner, two virtual vegans (us) between dedicated carnivores (them). On another day, we went ice skating, Mandy and I zipping around forward and backward and linking arms and spinning around and tossing waddedup gloves back and forth and laughing as if all the years the two of us had spent together on the ice had ended just last Tuesday. Tim and Karen held their own, but with slightly less velocity and not as much hollering. We agreed to meet later to go bowling, but Karen and I ran a little late and when we got there we found Mandy and Tim already five frames ahead. As we walked in, my 20-year-old daughter, a college junior, all grown up and nearly on her own, yelled, “Oh, you guys are finally here!” and the next thing I knew she had her arms around my neck. On another night, the four of us clustered on the couch, huddled under the same blanket, arms and legs everywhere and watched a movie. “Gosh, this must be just like the 1950s when people got their first TV,” Mandy said. Late on the night before Tim was to leave, Mandy called from a friend’s house. She and Tim were going to be very late and JOURNEY, Page B

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ing to trade it for true peace. Israel’s friends were elated. Almost 50 years later, thousands have been killed, billions spent on defense and peace is a fading dream. All unintended consequences. Or, take our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the first, we planned to go in, chase al-Qaeda and the Taliban government out and set the country on the path towards modernization and democracy under a wise leader of our choosing. Twelve, yes 12, years later, we are still struggling and preparing to give up, leaving behind a country little changed in basic ways from the primitive

one we found — which few in Washington knew and understood. If we had been knowing and wise, our objectives might have been limited and more realistic: Punish al-Qaeda for 9/11, warn the Taliban against giving them renewed hospitality and then leave. Iraq is an even more pernicious case of LUC. A small group of zealots (neocons) persuade the Bush Administration that American power should be used to remove Saddam Hussein and his regime and army so that democracy might flower and its example spread to Iran and across the autocratic region, creating a new Garden

of Eden in which the United States would be loved and Israel secure. Billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives later, Iraq is riven by sectarian strife, its feeble democracy is dying and our antagonist Iran has acquired a new friend. Now, think quickly about Libya and Syria. We helped knock off Qaddafi and install a faint semblance of democracy. Meanwhile, some of the former dictator’s thugs picked up their arms and moved to neighboring North African countries where they have helped take over northern Mali and threaten others. Some surplus Libyan weaponry was smuggled into Syria where rebels – funded by Persian Gulf monarchies — have in mind overthrowing the Assad dictatorship. We and freedom-loving Western Europeans applaud their stated aspiration for democracy and provide quiet support. Another act of pure LUC: over 60,000 Syrians dead, sectarian strife RELATIONS, Page B


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reckoning. At least two-thirds of the roof had fallen in and the wall on the Elm Street side had spread out at a 30-degree angle. The opposite side bulged like a gigantic water blister and the back of the theatre dangles in mid air vainly reaching for support. Debris exploded into Elm. Street, but the archaic stucco front still stood impassive to the havoc that had befallen. News item excerpt: The Maine State Highway Commission today announced an outline of the construction program for the two fiscal years 1969-70 and 1970-71, in which was listed construction of the Pondicherry bridge over Stevens Brook, located 0.04 mile south of the junction of U.S. 302 and State Route 117, at a cost of $180,000, of which the town will be asked to contribute $12,000. The amount allocated for fiscal year 196970 is $168,000. News item excerpt: Major Gordon “Gene” Stuart, born and brought up in the Bridgton area, who has traveled extensively

as an Army officer since his graduation from the University of Maine 11 years ago, vows that there’s no spot in the world any more beautiful than Little Mountain, with a big view of the White Mountains, in West Bridgton at the Fryeburg line. While home on leave he spends most of his time there and has started a land development in order to give others advantage of this wonderful location he enjoys so much himself. News item excerpt: Trustees of Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital Monday evening heard a report of the availability of Dr. Pedro Perez, of Brookline, Mass., anesthetist, to serve the Bridgton Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway. Dr. Perez, 40, is a graduate of the Liberal Arts College of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He also has a degree as an Associate in Arts of the College of Medicine, UST. He served as an intern at Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, N.Y. and was a resident at New England Deaconess Hospital,

Boston. He is also a fellow from New England Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology. He will serve the two hospitals on a contract basis and is presently residing in Norway. News item excerpt: A rash of car thefts took place in Bridgton over the weekend. The first vehicle reported stolen was a 1962 Chevrolet owned by David Pinkham of Bridgton. According to Chief of Police Roger Pendexter, the car was taken from the A&P parking lot early Saturday evening. It was recovered here in town. The second vehicle reported stolen was 1960 Ford 5 passenger pickup truck owned by SAD No. 61. It was taken from the Bridgton High School parking area and was also recovered later here in town. Early Sunday morning, a 1968 Chevrolet owned by Robert Dwelley of Bridgton was reported stolen. The vehicle was recovered in Oxford Monday. The auto thefts are still under investigation according to Chief Pendexter. This summer the Bridgton Historical Society will be participating in the Maine Civil War Trail with its exhibit, “Bridgton Goes to War.” This exhibit features artifacts and memorabilia of the town’s Civil War soldiers and the civilians who remained at home. Stay tuned for details.

Pleasant Mountain!    Bridgton is very lucky to have had such a business available to its citizens over the past (Continued from Page B) 75 years. Its commitment to the China coming! Judy Crowell’s community as one of the largest depiction of Ning Hua couldn’t employers in town and as a strong have been more enchanting (BN supporter of Camp Sunshine, 1/10). Like Judy, I found myself Loon Echo, The Great Pleasant speculating on an appropriate Mountain Challenge, to name a gift to give her hostess. But since few of its charitable recipients, Judy, “the foreigner,” had been is to be commended. Offering a shared with all the members of healthy, lifetime activity during the village, giving a noticeable the winter months is so imporgift to the hostess might set up tant and Shawnee Peak offers the type of envy/greed cycle that great skiing whether you are 3 is so apparent in the developed or 93 years old. world, the “keeping up with the So from those of us who Joneses” paradigm in which we so enjoy what you provide, we often find ourselves entrapped. acknowledge all you do for our I thought maybe a community town with many thanks and solar oven might be a good idea, To The Editor: wishes for a very happy birthbut Judy appears to have found I would like to be among day season! a suitable gift: a grateful heart. many to wish Happy 75th Here’s hoping there are a Turning a couple pages, Birthday to Shawnee Peak at few more good snowstorms on the way. Susan Cole BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA North Bridgton Frank Daggett’s Earth Notes article, “Lessons From the Third World,” showed us how we might lift ourselves from another persistent paradigm: the “we’ve always done it this way” syndrome. Let’s hope being shown up by Haiti on adopting renewable energy will spur us to move forward on adapting our lives to a lower energy future that puts the brakes on fossil fuel consumption. Our climate can’t take much more CO2. Sally Chappell Bridgton

Happy birthday

and friend by name only, for changing some of her liberal views to conservative, as are her parents. She is very interested in politics. I send her my letters, as well as other conservative letters and columns. You go girl! Keep up what you are doing. I hope you get an “A+” on that social studies report. You people don’t have to worry about the House of Representatives doing their job. They do it (farm bill). The House has passed a budget every year of the Obama Administration. The Senate, under Harry Reid, hasn’t passed a budget in over 350 days. I think I know why — we are living on a budget passed by Democrats in the House and Senate in 2009 that overspends over one trillion dollars annually more than we take in. During the run up to the election, Gov. Mitt Romney was painted as a rich guy who didn’t care about the people and the 47%. Now, let’s look at who doesn’t care about the people. President Obama’s Energy To The Editor: First, I would like to give Secretary, Steven Chu, said a holler out to my 13-year-old “before” he was confirmed by LETTERS, Page B friend, Kay (not her real name),

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What is date rape?

By Daryl-Ann Leonard LCSW Lakeside Counseling When people think of rape they often think of a stranger lurking in the shadows and violently attacking someone. But what happens when someone you know and trust rapes you? When forced sex occurs between two people who are in a dating relationship, it is known as date rape. Victims are more vulnerable to date rape for a variety of reasons. An acquaintance has access to the victim’s habits and preferences. Victims may trust their acquaintance creating more opportunities for time alone. Victims are much more likely to “let their guard down” when around someone they are familiar with or have feelings for. Victims often blame themselves or feel they gave mixed messages and fail to report the crime. Often, victims are left with feelings of shame, fear and disbelief. They question whether they should report what happened to them out of fear of upsetting their friends, parents, seeing their attacker in the community, or fearing they will be blamed. What can a parent do? Talk to your children who could be in a dating relationship about date rape. We teach our kids from a young age about how to keep safe from strangers. We don’t often think to talk about the possibility that someone they know could hurt them. Talk to your daughter or son about trusting their instincts. If they are feeling uncomfortable with a person or a situation teach them to speak up or have a plan to leave. Teach them about safety when going out to their activities. Develop a code word that they could text to you alert-

ing you that they need to be removed from a situation. Talk with them about never going out alone with someone they do not know well. A safe plan would be to meet newer friends at a public place with a group. Teach your children that “No” means “No,” that sex should never be forced or coerced. Make it clear that if a partner says “Yes,” then changes his/ her mind and says “No” that means “No.” Healthy relationships involve respect. Teach them about staying in control. Alcohol can loosen inhibitions and dull common sense. They should never accept an opened drink from anyone, or leave a drink unattended. Date rape drugs can be mixed into a victim’s drink without them knowing. Victims that have been given these drugs report feeling drunk, paralyzed, having blurred vision and a lack of memory. Who can the victim or concerned other turn to? Call a trusted friend or relative that you can talk to. As soon as possible get to your local emergency room for a forensic medical exam and/or STD screening. If possible, do not shower or change your clothes before going. Calls can be made to the REACH office, Oxford County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services also serving the towns of Bridgton and Harrison at 743-9777, or to their 24-hour helpline at 1-800-8717741. For support around dating violence call Family Crisis Services’ office at 647-8501, or to their 24-hour hotline at 1866-834-4357. Call the police to report the rape. Counseling can be a supportive tool in the healing process of a victim’s emotional trauma.

Snow White the fair

(Continued from Page B) It is because of her blinding beauty and stillness that I have befriended this season. Winter tests my endurance, and provides me with some peace and quiet and a boost of serotonin in return for my endeavors. So goes the snowshoe or the cross-country ski excursion into which winter invites me with open arms and unbroken trails. All that can be envisioned exists here in the snow. Go for your dreams, winter says. The fairest winter day is the one that falls into place right after a big snowfall. Then, the dazzling sun shines across what the universe has bestowed upon Maine: Snow, so white. SNOW WHITE, Page 10B

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News item excerpt: Bridgton’s State Theater showed its final attraction, Monday evening, and paradoxically, the crowd was all on the outside. At 9:27 with a cracking of timbers and splintering of rafters, the roof of the “Showplace of Bridgton” crashed into the orchestra seats. The catastrophe has been anticipated all day. Early Monday, the buckling of the eaves became evident on the Elm Street side, which was the section of the building still bearing a considerable amount of snow. Creaking and straining sounds were clearly audible and precautions were taken to block off Elm Street at mid-morning. Main Street was closed to traffic shortly afterward and utility lines were disconnected by Central Maine Power Co. in expectation of what could happen. The theatre marquee, which earlier in the winter had been a cause for concern due to the accumulation of snow, was reinforced with sections of utility poles. A section of roof toward the front went first and the sides began to buckle, the back of the building split and with a rending of siding and rafters the main roof dropped into the theatre’s auditorium. As a spectacle the grand climax was something of a disappointment since a great cloud of dust eclipsed the building. There was no doubt, however, about this being the day of

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(Continued from Page B) the Democratic Senate that he would like to see the price of gas at election time prices. Well, the price at election time for gas, diesel and home heating oil was double from when Obama took office, plus he cut the amount of funding for LIHEAP. Doesn’t this hit the middle class plus the 47%? The price of a gallon of milk is small compared to all this. The price of a loaf of bread is five bucks. Erwin McAllister Sr. Fryeburg

Second helping

To The Editor: On Saturday, I saw the movie, Lincoln, for the second time. A young adult woman told me they found the movie lacking in action and, therefore, a bit too long and boring. I wondered if I


would have reacted the same way at that age. Indeed, I well remember believing that history was “boring.” Perhaps, it takes advanced age to truly appreciate the fact that history (especially American history) can become so compressed, so immediate and so relevant to everyday life it takes a force of will to remember that time when one longed for the kind of “action,” which would propel one into the kind of romantic and heroic myths and illusions amenable to quick fixes. The particular aspect of history that stirs my passionate focus is mankind’s search for justice and peace. Both pursuits present questions, conflicts and complexities that disappear and reappear in contemporary life. For me, Lincoln’s political struggle to pass the 13th Amendment even as the South became increasingly willing to negotiate a peace was a cliffhanger. To the sorrow of our nation, Lincoln was assassinated before being able to lead the nation through the turbulent


period of reconstruction. The film not only captured the politics, but how politics impacted on the most personal aspects of family life then and how it continues to do so in the present.  So now, as one who has surprisingly found herself entrenched in my “Golden Years,” I have, as old people often do, have an increasing ability to retrieve long-forgotten childhood memories while forgetting where I left my keys or the names of old and new acquaintances. One memory, in particular, has to do with hiding books I read as a child when my grandmother Durr came to visit. The fear, generated I suppose by my mother’s experience with her very disapproving mother-in-law, was that the very sight of Lincoln’s portrait might well cause my grandmother to go into a permanent fainting fit from which she might not recover.   Grandmother Durr had the ability to bribe me into saying, “Yes M’am” and “No M’am” and to wear starched pinafores


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when I preferred wearing overalls with the promise of a good story if I complied. A favorite “true life” tale she told was about a band of Alabama confederates, including her father, family and extended family along with a bunch of neighbors, who set sail in 1865 for Brazil hoping to maintain the cotton trade. This was shortly after that “common as pig tracks Abraham Lincoln” with the aid of the “scurrilous snake in the grass Ulysses Grant destroyed the Southern (or “our”) way of life.”  Despite the fact that I loved my grandmother and was not immune to her seductions, bribes and manipulations with words, I was heartily confused, appalled and even a little repelled that she, unlike my own parents, refused to believe people of all nations, creeds and colors were loved and respected as brothers and sisters by God. But then again, I observed that even among the established “liberal elite” huge

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term A-Z/lot clearing to structure & grounds care 647-8291 or 866-678-1974 J Team Property Services Property security checks-Handyman repairs Snow removal - Painting/carpentry Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Home/rental home cleaning – Fully insured John England 207-650-9057

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

that proper care is being administered; activity therapies, such as art, dance or music therapy; and occupational therapy. Medicare will help pay for outpatient mental health services received from general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers and/or clinical nurse specialists; so long as they are Medicare-certified and take assignment. Non-participating providers can charge up to 15% above Medicare’s approved amount. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunterr Counselor, 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 (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate. SELF STORAGE

Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 JB Self Storage Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Bridgton Septic Pumping Free Estimates 647-3356 329-8944 Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SNOW REMOVAL Aquila Snowplowing – residential & commercial Bridgton – Naples – Sebago Rob 207-310-3370 Webber Snowplowing Service Private roads and driveways Fully insured – Reliable Lakes Region 207-831-8354

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351

TAXIDERMISTS Trapper’s Taxidermy Animal damage control trapping 112 Bush Row Road, Denmark Jason Pingree 207-452-2091

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804

Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244


Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135

ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1 time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606

RUBBISH SERVICE The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858

Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291 or 866-678-1974


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JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30

BRIDGTON — Large 1-bedroom apartment near Hannaford’s – walk to town. First floor, bay windows, big kitchen and living room, all utilities included. $650/month, references and security deposit, no pets. Call 5951434 for information. tf2

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BRIDGTON INTOWN — 3rd floor studio apartment. Neat, clean, bright, sunny. No pets, no smoking. $500 includes heat, hot water, snow, trash removal. Security, first. 647-9090. tf51

BRIDGTON — 700-square-foot inlaw apartment close to town, hospital and schools. Tile and wood floors, granite tile countertop, stainless steel appliances. Furnished kitchen. Newly painted. Rinnai heater. Private parking, nicely landscaped yard with deck off living room. Snow plowing, rubbish removal and yard maintenance included. Cable and Internet included. $575 per month, utilities not included. First month and damage deposit prior to occupancy. Contact 207-647-5570 after 6 p.m./voice mail okay if no answer. 2t2x

BRIDGTON — 2-3 bedroom apartment, recently remodeled, economical gas heat, laundry on premises, walk to town. Call Jerry at 831-0368. 2t3x

BRIDGTON — Large 1-bedroom apartment near Hannaford’s – walk to town. Second floor, all utilities included. $500/month, references and security deposit, no pets. Call 5951434 for information. tf2

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DRIVERS — Home weekends. Pay up to .40 cpm. Chromed-out trucks w/ APU’s. 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A, 6 months experience. 877-704-3773 or apply @ 2t3x ADVERTISING SALES — Promote healthy & green businesses in the Lake Region/mountains. Jan.April, w/future potential. Have marketing/sales experience, positive attitude and excellent customer service skills. Generous commission. E-mail resume/cover letter and 3 references, to: Full listing at 1t3x


SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 MAINTENANCE WORK — Odd jobs by the hour, day, week or job. Free estimates. Call 627-4649. 4t1x ROOFS SHOVELED, DECKS — Walkways. Reasonable rates. Insured. Call Dan Knapp 1-207-992-8238 or Mike Follett 1-207-890-8566. 4t2x EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44 EVERGREEN CLEANING — Lake Region’s eco-friendly cleaning service. Homes-offices-camps and more. Great rates, fully insured. Call 207-253-9044. 4t3x



MECHANICAL DRAFTSMAN — wanted: must be efficient and accurate creating drawings by hand on drafting table, no CAD software. Mail Attn: Draftsman to Bortec, P.O. Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037, E-mail: 2t2

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www.harvesthills. org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21 tf3 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46


SOUTH BRIDGTON — One-bedroom apartment. $175 week or $550 month, $400 security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf3

LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month WEST BRIDGTON ­— Studio apart- includes electricity, laundry hookup, ment with views of Beaver Pond. and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Available immediately. $425 month Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smokincludes heat. Call Suz at 781-631- ing. 1 year lease/first and security de6731. tf48 posit/reference check required. (207) 221-2951. 3t3x BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom near town $550 month. Includes heat. First IMMACULATE, VERY ENERGY ­ month and security required. Nice lo- — efficient 2-bedroom brick home cation. 207-890-5016 after 4 p.m. 3t2 located in small brick community close to Bridgton village. No pets, no WEST BRIDGTON — Two, 2- smoking, first, last & security plus bedroom, 1-bath, 2-level apartments references. freshly-painted and new available in duplex. They each have carpets throughout. $875 month plus an open living room/kitchen area, 2 utilities. Includes plowing and lawn bdrms on top floor, deck, back yard, maintenance. Fryeburg Academy storage area and waterfront on the up- school district. Call Brickwoods at per basin of Moose Pond with dock. 207-452-2441. tf48 Two miles from Shawnee Peak, 6 miles from Town. One unit has a fire- WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom place for $725/month, the other unit apartment available. $650 month & does not for $700/month. Both in- security deposit. Includes heat. No clude Monitor heating. Electric, cable, smoking. No pets. 207-450-4271. tf3 and plowing are not included. 1st & BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom house security required. Dogs ONLY con- intown $800 a month plus security desidered. No Cats/smoking. Call 207- posit plus utilities. Call Deb or Jim at 647-4000. 2t2 647-2941. 2t3x BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom house. HARRISON — 2-bedroom house, Country setting on Wildwood Road. new hardwood floors, close to town. Security deposit and references. $700 $800 month plus security deposit. Call month plus utilities. 647-5776. tf3 583-4809. tf2 NAPLES — 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, DENMARK — New 1-bedroom, private deck & yard. Paved parking at 1 full bath, solar-designed, 1st floor the door. Trash pickup. $1,100 month. apartment with radiant heated floors. 749-9109. 2t2x ROW to beach access on middle baCASCO — 2-bedroom apartment, sin of Moose Pond. 3 miles to Shaweconomical gas heat, laundry on nee Peak Ski Area. Furnished or not. premises, walk to town beach, garage. $3,300/Dec.-March 31. Includes Call Jerry at 831-0368. 2t3x heat/cable/electric/Wi-fi & plowing or $700 month for year lease. NonBRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apart- smokers only. Dogs only considered ment, intown location, 1st floor, heat/ w/deposit. Perfect for single person or hot water included. $800 per month. couple. 1st & security required with 207-583-4211. tf51 application. Call 207-647-4000. 2t2

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January 17, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

This week’s theme: American Literature

ACROSS 1. Sweeney Todd’s weapon 6. *Recluse from “To Kill a Mockingbird” 9. Dumbfounded 13. *”Fear of Flying” author Jong 14. Unit of electrical resistance 15. Groom, to a bird 16. Brightest star in Cygnus 17. Anonymous John 18. Shadow 19. Covered with scabs 21. *F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mysterious millionaire 23. Nada 24. Circle overhead? 25. Douglas ___ 28. Lowest brass 30. Catch in a net 35. Bad day for Caesar 37. Grey, of tea fame 39. Spanish saint 40. Church section 41. *Poe’s talking bird 43. Bucolic poem

44. Chirp, as in bird 46. *”Twilight” series, e.g. 47. “The farmer in the ____” 48. Bonnie and Clyde’s doing 50. Mythical bird, pl. 52. Without professional help, acr. 53. Sound of impact 55. Tint 57. *T. Williams’ fading Southern belle 60. *J.D. Salinger’s young cynic 63. Pilaff or plov 64. ET carrier 66. Unbroken 68. Dadaist Max _____ 69. Rip off 70. Savory taste sensation 71. Kind of moss 72. Affirmative English rock band 73. Torn down


(Continued from Page B) differences in income, education and wealth proved to be almost impenetrable barriers to the kind of inclusiveness and respect preached about by Jesus. Also, these divisions proved

DOWN 1. *Like Stephen Crane’s

Badge of Courage 2. Mars, to the Greeks 3. Brass component 4. Home to largest mammal 5. *John Updike’s “______, Run” 6. *Stephen King novella “The ____,” adapted into “Stand by Me” film 7. Exclamation of surprise 8. The end 9. They’re missing from Venus de Milo 10. He played Sergeant Joe Friday 11. Suggestive of supernatural 12. Piece of evidence 15. Capers or charades 20. Gloomier 22. Brewpub offering 24. *John Updike’s alma mater 25. *Harper Lee’s Atticus _____ 26. Gem State 27. Live it up 29. Bleats

31. *Occupation featured in “The Help” 32. Terminated 33. They’re found at checkout 34. *Truman Capote’s party girl 36. Garden starter 38. Toy block 42. Jack Black’s “_____ Libre” 45. Blow out the candle, e.g. 49. Sigma ___ Epsilon 51. S 54. Shylock’s practice 56. Swelling 57. ____ Straits 58. Arm bone 59. Cat-headed Egyptian goddess 60. Gremlins 61. Timeline divisions 62. What one goes by 63. ___ rally 65. *Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy Gale 67. Jack-in-the-box part

to be barriers to obtaining the dream of becoming middle class Americans with the same rights to participate and shape democracy and improve one’s quality of life. I have come to believe history does repeat itself and what we call “progress” must be constantly re-examined in light of religious, economic, political,

social and cultural forces. On Jan. 21, on Martin Luther King’s birthday, there will be a showing — at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church — of a documentary about my parents and the struggles they went through during the time of the Civil Rights struggle, followed by a question and answer period. There is a potluck supper

at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend the supper or simply the showing of the documentary. I suspect the film will be more interesting to adults and teenagers rather than small children. However, all are welcome. I am looking forward to hearing and answering questions. Virginia “Tilla” Durr Bridgton

Really, the end was near

(Continued from Page B) it is, survived Y2K. No planes crashed to the ground at the millennium, though the smoking wreckage of Quetzalcoatl was found near Oaxaca. The trouble with the end of the world is that it’s so long overdue. Remember back in the 1840s, when the Millerites sold all their land and farms and old calendars and gathered on a hillside in Pennsylvania to await the End of the World? (It was in all the papers.) Those saps sat around on their hilltop until the 1850s and when nothing had happened by then, the brighter ones began to suspect that their calculations may have been a little off. “Oops, forgot to carry the two,” Miller himself said, giggling nervously.

He was later hanged by a disappointed mob. When Halley’s Comet swooped past in 1912, the newspapers were full of stories about how the world would come to an end when gas from the comet’s tail swept over Earth. Trade your cash in for gold, stock up on Spam, get plenty of ammo... Wait — that didn’t happen? Never mind then. Chronic stupidity plagues most End of the World announcements. A few years back, a sect in San Diego thought they could see a spaceship riding sunward on yet another comet’s tail and so naturally they killed themselves, hoping the space aliens would happen along to identify their bodies and transport them to Planet Ya-Ya. Whether



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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that in accordance with a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated September 24, 2012 and entered in the action entitled The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-1 v. Daniel P. Gallagher and Rochelle Gallagher, which Judgment was entered in the District Court for Northern Cumberland County, Docket No. BRI-RE-11-108, and wherein the Court adjudged a foreclosure of a mortgage deed granted by Daniel P. Gallagher and Rochelle Gallagher to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated December 23, 2006 and recorded in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds in Book 526, Page 923, the period of redemption from said Judgment having expired, a public sale will be conducted on February 20, 2013 commencing at 10:15 a.m. at the offices of McEachern & Thornhill, 10 Walker Street, Kittery, Maine, of the following property: PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Certain property situated generally at 50 Gould Farm Road, Hiram, Oxford County, Maine. The property is also described on the Hiram Tax Maps as Map R14, Lot 55C. Reference should be had to said mortgage deed for a more detailed legal description of the property to be conveyed.

TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal assessments, whether or not of record in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, non-refundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in official bank check or certified funds (cash deposits not accepted). The deposit to bid should be made payable to Bank of America, N.A. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 20071. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 45 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by release deed. All other terms will be announced at the public sale. Dated: January 7, 2013 s/Dan W. Thornhill, attorney for The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-1 McEachern & Thornhill 10 Walker Street, PO Box 360 Kittery ME 03904 207-439-4881



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the aliens finally showed up remains unclear, but since everyone was dead anyway, the Zorg left empty-handed. Not having gone through such regular false alarms all their lives — though some radio preacher assured his followers that, yes, just last April... no? then last October... the World Was Coming to an End — some young people had worked themselves into a lather about the advent of Dec. 21, 2012. Maybe the ancient Mayans were onto something. (Hello? Mayan civilization itself ended 900 years ago!) In anticipation of the Big Day some kids reportedly fell into a depression, others just into a recession. But lo, when they got up on Dec. 22 the sun was totally shining and so were they, especially the ones still in those phosphorescent pajama bottoms they wear everywhere now, in lieu of pre-ravaged jeans. Some of the fatally disillusioned kids set off to join the Millerites. (If

at first you don’t succumb, try, try again.) The Apolcalypse, it turns out, is just another fool’s errand. Distracted by such nonsense, we blunder along under the very real Damoclean Swords of climate change and nuclear proliferation and the thousand other ways we happily endanger the ecosphere. These are things that, unlike alien spaceships hitching rides on comets, we actually have the capacity to perceive and to do something about. But do we? Not on your life! It might cost money!   Hey, did you hear Nostradamus predicted something big and bad for 2016? Get ready, folks, this could be the Big One! Nostradamus predicted that Mike Corrigan would be 5’11” and live in Lewiston someday with a cinnamon cat. Either that (interpretations vary), or a large asteroid made of cinnamon would strike Earth in 2016. Whatever.

Girl journey

(Continued from Page B) she wondered if her mom and I could drop her car off at our mechanic’s so he could fix her busted bumper the next morning. Karen was fresh out of the shower and wrapped in towels and I was ready for pajamas myself, but our daughter melted us and we said sure. “Oh Dad, thanks!” Mandy said. Karen tossed on a bathrobe and shoes and I warmed up the cars and then we headed out into the cold to make the exchange. On his way home to New York, Tim stopped by my office. We sat together for nearly an hour, just the two of us, the conversation dropping deeper and deeper until we reached such a warm and transparent and vulnerable and trusting place that you might think we’d

been friends for years. I tried to tell him how much my daughter meant to me, but stumbled and lost most of my words and he had to just read it in my eyes. Just before he left, we prayed together, finding common ground in an even deeper place. Driving home from work that evening, I thought about Tim, a fine young man, perhaps my future son-in-law, vibrant and happy and dreaming big and at the same tender age I had been when I first fell in love. It all made me wonder: Would I still drive nine hours in painful shoes just for a certain girl? And when I walked into the house there was Karen, all lightness and smiles with her arms outstretched. Yes, of course I would.

Foreign relations

(Continued from Page B) breaking out, al-Qaeda (whom Assad helped us to fight) big in the opposition and a real danger that the conflict will spread across the region. Finally, there is the threat of war with Iran being argued by the same neocon bunch that brought us the Iraq disaster. (False prophets are always in demand, it seems). They tell us that surgical strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities could end the nuke threat (which in fact, may not exist) and turn the people against their clerical

overlords. The economic effects would be hardly noticed by the energy-consuming world, they reassure us. Ha! Talk about LUC! Ignorance of the nationalism and diverse capabilities of Iran and the errors natural to military engagements guarantee another, perhaps worse disaster. The ensuing damage to the fragile economies of Europe and this country would put millions more out of work — all except, to be sure, the false prophets. Henry Precht is a summer resident of Bridgton.


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HIRAM — Fred H. Durgin, 68, of King Street, died on Jan. 11, 2013, surrounded by family at the Fryeburg Health Care Center after a long illness. He was born in North Conway, N.H. on September 25, 1944, a son of Norman and Helen Gould Durgin. He attended local schools and graduated from Potter Academy in Sebago in 1962. He was very athletic in school and lettered in baseball, basketball, track and cross country. He attended Maine Teachers College in Gorham, and then proudly served in the US Navy from 1965 to 1969, as an aviation electronics trouble shooter on the USS Independence during the Vietnam War. As a young man Fred worked for Wilbur Small in the carpentry business. He later worked 30 years for Moir Electric Co. in Denmark, starting in 1978. He had been a member of the Hiram Fire Department for over 50 years. He was a member of the Hartford-McLaughlin V.F.W. Post in Hiram and the American Legion West-Day Post in Kezar Falls. He was also a member of the Greenleaf Masonic Lodge # 117 in Cornish. He was a life member of the Norway-Paris Fish and Game Club as well as a member of several other fish and game clubs in the local area. He helped teach over 500 students in hunter’s safety courses. Fred was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kezar Falls. He enjoyed hunting and fishing when he could, and loved candlepin bowling and belonged to leagues in Kezar Falls and Fryeburg. Above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored. Besides his father, he was also predeceased by a sister, Lorraine Durgin. Surviving are his mother, Helen Durgin of Hiram; two sons, Ryan Durgin and wife Robyn of Altoona, Pa.; and Eric Durgin of Hiram; one brother, Howard Durgin and wife Cindy of Hiram; four sisters, Mary Watson and husband John of Denmark, Barbara Kimball of Hiram, Celia Stacy and husband Jim of Denmark, and Joyce Osgood of Denmark; five grandchildren, Piper and Kendall Durgin of Altoona, Pa., and Celia, Gabriel and Hunter Durgin of Hiram; also several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7:30 at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish. A funeral service will be on Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints off Federal Road (Rt. 25) in Kezar Falls (Parsonsfield). His burial will be in Hiram in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hiram Fire Dept., PO Box 114, Hiram, ME 04041, or to the Greenleaf Masonic Lodge, c/o Chester Chapman, 374 Spec Pond Rd., Porter, ME 04068.

SO. BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Patricia Whittemore Hamblen, 83, of South Burlington, Vt., formerly of Portland, Maine, died on Jan, 13, 2013. She was born on March 4, 1929 in Portland to the late Earl Benner Whittemore and Mary Elizabeth Tibbetts Whittemore. She graduated from Deering High School in 1947. She went on to graduate from Westbrook Junior College in 1949. Patricia entered the Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing. In 1952, she graduated with her B.S. in Nursing. She spent her career serving her communities as a nurse in various capacities. Twenty-five years of her career was spent as a school nurse teacher in Florham Park, N.J. After retirement, Patricia and Art went back home to their beloved Maine. She spent her last year in independent living at Harborview in Vt., where she made many new friends. Growing up, she spent hours outside with her grandfather in Maine, where she fell in love with birds, and developed a love and respect of nature. Her love of flowers led her to always be a member of the garden club wherever she was living and on the floral committee at her church. She enjoyed making artistic floral arrangements for church. Patricia was a dedicated conservationist. She was active in her churches, often serving as deacon. In her youth she was an avid athlete, and enjoyed biking and swimming into retirement. Patricia loved to read and loved being a part of a book club. Though she was hard of hearing for a great portion of her life, she was involved in many clubs and boards, never allowing her hearing loss to stop her. She had a positive spirit that will be greatly missed by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Arthur A. Hamblen, and her sister Mary Anne Whittemore. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Egan of Fryeburg, Maine, and Margaret Carlisle and husband Todd of Essex Junction, Vt,; grandchildren, Maxwell Egan, Drew Carlisle and wife Ashley, Beth Carlisle, Tesla Egan and Madeline Egan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farms Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting

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SCARBOROUGH — James J. Briggs of Scarborough, age 88, passed away Jan. 11, 2013, in Scarborough. He was born in Bridgton on Aug. 7, 1924, the son of James M. and Isabella Wilson Briggs. He was known as “Junior” during his school years, and he graduated as Valedictorian from Bridgton High School in 1942. He entered the military service and was assigned to the cadre forming the 75th Infantry Division at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Later he was transferred to the 65th Infantry Division and served in the European Theater. At a ceremony upon cessation of hostilities, Tech 3 Briggs was cited for valor. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Heroic Achievement in the rescue of two wounded officers who were lying on an open slope under enemy mortar fire and facing certain death. He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal and the Combat Badge. James married Phyllis M. Crosby of Bridgton on Aug. 31, 1946. Two years later, with their daughter Deirdre Elaine, they moved to Scarborough, where son James Hudson was born. In 1947 he commenced a 23-year career with Swift & Co. in the accounting department. James chose early retirement rather than transfer out of state in 1969 during a reorganization of the company. He accepted employment with the Maine State Department of Education as an auditor and subsequently served as business manager of the former SMVTI until 1976. He then returned to the private sector and was an accountant for Wiley Construction Company for 23 years. In the 1950s and 1960s James was active in local civic affairs, serving on the school and planning boards, various parent/teacher organizations, and the Little League. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and American Legion, and a past Commander of the Libby-Mitchell Post 76. James was predeceased by his parents, a brother John, and sisters Charlotte, Nellie, and Anne. Surviving is Phyllis, his wife of 66 years; daughter Deirdre E. and her husband T. Joseph Thornton of Scarborough; son Dr. James H. Briggs and his wife Gayle of Adrian, Michigan; grandsons James Matthew Briggs of Adrian, Michigan and Scott Hudson Briggs and fiancée Lindsay Bays of Madeira Beach, Florida; granddaughter Elizabeth Ann and her husband Travis Worthley of Smithfield, Rhode Island; and a sister Mary B. Briggs of Portland, Maine. All services will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to: Scarborough Rescue Department, 246 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be expressed at


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John E. Weymouth SOUTH PARIS — John “Jack” E. Weymouth, 89, of South Paris, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Market Square Health Care Center. He was born in Bridgton, on March 10, 1923, a son of Charles H. and Jean (Crook) Weymouth. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. Jack worked for many years as an installer for New England Telephone. He was a member of the Naples VFW, the Livermore Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief, the SAD 36 School Board, the Bridgton and Livermore Snowmobile Clubs, the Pioneers Club and the IBEW for the telephone company. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Niemi and husband Mike of South Paris, and Judy Holt and husband Rick of Fryeburg; brother, Gordon H. Weymouth of Bridgton; two grandchildren, Raymond of Somersville, Mass., and Elizabeth and husband Mat Burnham of So. Portland. He is predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Keene). A graveside service will be held in the spring, time and date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Responsible Pet Care, P.O. Box 378, Norway, ME 04268, or the Activities Fund at Market Square Health Care Center, 3 Market Square, So. Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, ME 04281. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Lester H. Chute Jr. TUCSON, ARIZ. — Lester Hilton Chute Jr., 83, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 8, 2013. He was married to Rebecca (Sanborn) Chute for 63 years. Son of Lester Chute and Edna (Carruthers) Chute, he was born on Nov. 27, 1929. Lester attended schools in Sebago and Standish, and graduated from high school in 1948. He worked with his grandfather and father in the family lumber business for 12 years. He then worked for 25 years at Merrill Transport Company before moving to Tucson, Ariz., in 1986. In Tucson, he and his wife managed an apartment complex In Loving Memory before retiring and moving to San Manuel, Ariz. They returned to of YOU Tucson in 2006. Besides his wife, Lester leaves behind two sons, Neal of Limington and Gordon of Steep Falls; and two daughters, Nancy Wescott of Naples and Gail Kaczynski of Tucson, Ariz. He had 15 grandchildren. Lester had two brothers. Memorial services will be held in the spring.

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Dale E. Stacy SACO — Dale E. Stacy, 60, of Saco, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2013, at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco. He was born in Portland on Dec. 14, 1952, the son of the late Randolph E. and Barbara (Edmunds) Stacy. Dale grew up in Kezar Falls and graduated from Sacopee Valley High School in 1972. He was a self-taught machinist and worked many years in the Bridgton and Harrison areas. In 2008, at the age of 56, he suffered a devastating stroke that landed him in rehab for a year. He vowed to leave that place walking out the front door and after hard work and determination he reached his goal. Even though he used a wheelchair, he was able to go wherever he chose. In 2009, he later moved to the Inn at Atlantic Heights in Saco. Sadly in September 2012, he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He fought this battle head on with a great amount of determination, but lost the battle on Jan. 8, 2013. Dale will be sadly missed by a sister Vicki of Windham; an aunt and several cousins in Florida and Arizona. Visitation was held at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 12 until 2 p.m. A celebration of life immediately followed at 2 p.m. Private spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Kezar Falls. For online condolences, please visit In keeping with Dale’s wishes, donations may be made to: The American Red Cross, 2401 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102.

Saying no to gun control

(Continued from Page B) out here bitterly clinging to our guns and religion, as Senator Obama suggested in 2008. The State of Wyoming is considering a bill right now that would nullify federal gun control measures under consideration by both the Congress and the president. The bill would also jail federal agents for up to five years who might try to enforce those measures. According to an article in The Daily Caller, “It also contains broad language prohibiting any ‘public servant… or dealer selling any firearm in this state’ from enforcing ‘any act, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government relating to a personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in Wyoming and that remains exclusively within the borders of Wyoming.’” Dissent in the hinterlands is not just about guns. There are nullification movements out there around a host of federal issues including domestic use of drones, Obamacare, the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It’s not just the right that is getting wary either. As the Democrats now controlling Washington, D.C. continue to consolidate power in the federal government, several other states are considering nullification bills on several issues. Tenth Amendment Center Executive Director Michael Boldin said recently, “A lot of people want to paint this as some kind of Republican movement to stop

Obama. It’s not about party politics. It’s about freedom, liberty and controlling power. A wide coalition from left to right is supporting efforts to oppose indefinite detention in the NDAA. Heck, we expect four more states to consider weed legalization. Not exactly part of the Republican platform.” Boldin added, “It’s simple. Americans are saying, ‘We want to make decisions on issues at the local level. We don’t want mandates and dictates slammed down our throats from D.C. And we will not let the federal government spy on, grope and kidnap people with impunity.’” Federal power has been growing for a long time under both Democrats and Republicans. Just re-elected is a president who believes redistribution of wealth by taking it from those who create it and giving it to those who don’t. As his policies drive America toward bankruptcy, lots of Americans get increasingly fearful of financial collapse and societal breakdown. When that same president threatens expanded executive power to restrict the right to bear arms as he did last Monday, he’s playing with fire. The Catholic Church is defying the Obamacare mandate. States are nullifying federal laws. People are frantically buying guns by the millions as the president threatens to restrict them. Will 2013 be a happy new year we all wished for each other a few weeks ago? It’s not shaping up that way. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

Snow white the fairest of them all

(Continued from Page B) In my mind, snow white is the fairest of them all. Like no other season, winter takes me away from my worries. What is most nice about the outdoor adventure is: The forgetting of life’s constant battle. How nice it is to focus instead on the steepness of the hill or the curve coming up next. How fabulous it is to avoid hitting the tree branches. How exuberating it is to slow down and analyze the footprints in the snow. Winter is forthcoming and honest. She has nothing to hide, and the travels of creatures are revealed in her snow season. Silvery snow shows us the prints of those non-hibernating creatures that run along winter’s paths. Was that a squirrel or a rabbit that traveled here? Where does the trail end — at the root of a tree, or beyond? How many deer may have bedded in this spot? See how their trails crisscross with mine. Snow — that in its glory holds the last moments of daylight. The deepening hues of the sunset reverberate through the woods. Snow captures the light of a ripe moon, and sends

that light echoing through the forest, too. Winter is my reward. She is the soul mate for whom I have waited. The gods who dictate the weather have granted me a white winter. A snowy-white winter is here now; and it is a gift I readily deserve. I have endured the life threatening traffic of the tourist season, the noise of the summer including the recent lifting of the fireworks ban, and the leaf-peeping people, too. As an Alaskan I understand well a love-and-hate relationship with tourism. I am glad for those who come to Maine to spend their dollars; but, the nicest part of the deal is the retreat. It is the retreat into winter. That is how I feel when my snowshoes hit the trail system, and I am outdoors following a half-frozen creek like so many twisting throughout this state. Today, the water speaks to me from under the ice. Today, the animal tracks tell me a different story than they did yesterday. Today, chickadees sing their chorus from nearby trees. And, winter’s groundcover gleams as radiantly as a traditional bridal gown.

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DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Naples Warming Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naples Town Hall. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAY Sebago Food Pantry and

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Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 595-2754 Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends April 30. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Early Literacy Group, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Discover Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Cope Group session, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508-633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Square Dance Lessons by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 7824050. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H.



Sat., Jan. 26 — Nature Hike at Pondicherry Park led by LEA naturalist, 2:30 to 4 p.m., meet at Magic Lantern parking lot. Sat., Jan. 26 — Turkey Extravaganza, 4-6 p.m., Grace Christian Church, 11 Pinhook Rd. FMI: 647-2796. Sat., Jan. 26 — Spaghetti dinner, hymn sing and Christian karaoke, dinner 5:30 p.m., entertainment follows, Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Sat., Jan. 26 — Baked Bean Supper by Bridgton Lions Club, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church Parish Hall, 225 So. High St. Sat., Jan. 26 — 9th annual Deep Freeze Bluegrass Music Festival to benefit LEA, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8580. Sat., Jan. 26 — Teen Skate, ages 12-16 with DJ Dan, refreshments, 7 to 9 p.m., Town Ice Rink. Sun., Jan. 27 — Church services, 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Community Center. Sun., Jan. 27 — Basketball Free Throw Contest by Bridgton Knights of Columbus, noon to 2 p.m., Town Hall. Sun., Jan. 27 — Mushers Bowl Awards Ceremony and supper by Congregational Church, 3 p.m., Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107. BROWNFIELD Sat., Jan. 26 — Third annual Winter Carnival by Brownfield Rec, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 935-3029. CASCO Sat., Jan. 26 — “Let It Snow” traditional supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. DENMARK Fri., Jan. 18 — Moderate hike to Arethusa Falls/Frankenstein Cliffs, Crawford Notch, N.H. meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri., Jan. 25 — Difficult hike to Kearsarge North, No. Conway, N.H., meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Sat., Jan. 26 — Winter Carnival Family Film Night, Balto, story of a sled dog team, 6 to 8 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FRYEBURG Thur., Jan. 17 — National Theatre of London presents The Magistrate, 2 and 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Fri., Jan. 18 ­ — FA Film Series, Sunrise, with accompaniment by Brent Arnold, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Jan. 19 — Metropolitan Opera Live presents Maria Stuarda, 1 to 4:15 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sun., Jan. 20 — “Let Freedom Ring” Choir Invitational celebrating legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., 3-5 p.m., Fryeburg New Church, 12 Oxford St. Mon., Jan. 21 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. FMI: 1-800-733-2767.

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2013 Resolution: Show some kindness By Megan Cavanaugh Everyone has a New Year’s resolution — whether it’s losing weight, getting a promotion, or staying organized, a New Year’s resolution helps Megan Cavanaugh us keep our goals intact and realize what truly matters to Kindness, the resolution that reciprocates us. Although I have thought of and followed a few different resolutions so far, my new school year resolution is what has really been driving me. Starting off my senior year in high school, I got to thinking about how, with one simple act, I could have a big enough impact to positively affect someone’s day. Shortly after this epiphany, I began going to grocery stores to buy a balloon for a child or give away a bouquet of flowers to a complete stranger. After performing these kind acts and realizing how wonderful they made me feel, I brought up the idea of having a Random Acts of Kindness club at my high school, Fryeburg Academy. After talking with my school guidance counselor, the new club CAKE (Caring Acts of Kindness Everyday) was created. I made it my “new school year resolution” to, with the help of the CAKE members, perform random acts of kindness throughout our community and to spread the practice through other communities as well. As a group, we have sent holiday cards to the local nursing home and have created cards to show support to members of our community. Throughout performing these acts of kindness, I also realized how simple they can be. From holding a door open for someone to helping a member of your community, these simple acts can brighten someone’s day and even change the way they go about their life. As you make your New Year’s resolution, I ask that you consider participating in random acts of kindness and help brighten other’s days by holding the door open, giving away a balloon or a similar gesture. Lately, some people have even paid for the person behind them at drive-thru or picked up the tab for a stranger at the gas pump. I want you to know that your act of kindness doesn’t need to involve money. I encourage you to take a minute and think about the ways you could help someone in need or even as part of your daily routine. I believe you will find that one small and simple act of kindness can completely change how someone goes about their day and you may be surprised by how good you feel after bringing happiness into somebody’s life. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for CAKE or simply want to participate in more random acts of kindness but don’t know where to start, I suggest visiting to help get your ideas flowing. We are all part of a great community and joining CAKE or performing an act of kindness is one way we can all show how much we care about each other. Thank you and I hope you take advantage of the next chance you get to brighten someone’s day! Megan Cavanaugh is a senior at Fryeburg Academy. She is the daughter of John and Lori Cavanaugh of Denmark.

CNA GRADUATES — The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class at Crooked River Adult Education in Casco held their graduation and pinning ceremony on Monday, Jan. 7. The students successfully completed 180 hours of classroom study in Casco, including 70 hours of clinical experience at Bridgton Health and Residential Care. Students were from Casco, Fryeburg, Cornish, Naples, Waterford, Lovell, Windham, Parsonsfield, Hollis and Sebago. While working as CNAs at local health care facilities, many will continue their studies in other health care fields including nursing, phlebotomy and medical technology. Pictured are: (front, left to right) Hannah Poland, Nicole Perreault, Casey Chaplin, Kati Norton, Miranda Walker and Latoya Williams; (middle row) Edra Long, Kari Harmon and Dawn Ringuette; (back row) Ronnie Baker, Melinda Lawrence, Instructor Julie McCarthy, RN, Casey Larrivee, Autumn Crowell and Joy Murphy. Absent was Margaret Teer.

Malia wins Bee

TOP BEES AT STEVENS BROOK — Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton held its annual Geography Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and the school had its first female winner, ever! Fourth grader Emilie Paradis (left) won the Bee with fifth grader Emma Cole finishing as the runner-up.

FRYEBURG — Right before the holiday break, Molly Ockett Middle School held the 2012-13 National Geographic GeoBee. The following eighth grade students participated in the Bee: Michael Amoroso, Chris Bergquist, Tony Charboneau, Kallan Charest, Will Davis, Tabby Day, Kaylin Delaney, Hannah Frye, Bowen Greenleaf, Tyler Hall, Mark Hewitt, Shealyn Johnson, Taylor Kruger, Andrew Malia, Dominic Malia, Connor Moody and Emily Robinson. Seventh graders included: Owen Burk, Abby BurnellHuntress, Emily Carty, Cory Coville, Leilani Delacruz, Riley Egan, Caleb Eklund, Emily Grzyb, Ryan Hewes, Heather Howard, Finn Lane, Connor Pedro, Joey Trumbull, Kris Vladyka and Isaac Voter. Sixth graders were: Anna Berry, Liam Harriman, Bridget Heggie, Derrick Johnson, Nicholas Kenerson, Reece Kneissler, Ian MacGillivray,

Molly Ockett Geo Bee winner Andrew Malia Evan Maidment, Tyler Mailman, Brevin Mutrie, Kiara Tibbetts, Malina Voter, Adam Waldie and Alfie Walker. After some tough competition, Andrew Malia emerged as the winner. Andrew will now take the state qualifying test. If his scores are within the top 100 students in the state, he will participate in the state competition that usually takes place in late April. Awesome job to all!

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