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Local or regional?

Voters could decide dispatch’s fate

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz is recommending to the Bridgton Board Below is the comparison of of Selectmen that voters should decide, Dispatch options prepared by via a referendum vote in June, the issue Bridgton Town Manager Mitch of whether or not the town retains its Berkowitz. own dispatching service or switches over The town manager’s executive to the Cumberland County Regional summary gives a comparison of Communications Center. dispatch services, costs and savThe Bridgton Board of Selectmen will ings. The purpose of the comparidiscuss options for dispatching services, son, Berkowitz said, “is to assist in when they next meet on Feb. 8, 2011. determining the most cost effective A report prepared for the town last year approach to providing dispatching by Public Safety Strategies Group out of services to the citizens and visitors Massachusetts concluded that the town in the town of Bridgton.” could save roughly $140,000 per year, by The cost to have the Cumberland changing from the local dispatching serCounty Regional Communications vice to the one operated by Cumberland Center perform dispatching services County. for the town would be $92,291, However, according to Town Manager while the cost of Bridgton Dispatch Mitch Berkowitz, should the town would be $283,489, for a savings of choose to change from Bridgton Dispatch $191,198, according to Berkowitz. to the Cumberland County Regional The cost shift to the Bridgton Police Communications Center, the first year savDepartment would be $150,732. ings would total about $40,000 “which Savings to the town (presumes continues to grow in years two and three all other costs increase at the same to about $125,000 and leveling off at that COSTS, Page 4A point. This is based upon current costs for both services and adding a full time admin“Some of these savings could be investistrative position to service weekday public ed in the upgrading of our transmitter and safety support,” the town manager stated. repeater capabilities, mobile data terminals

Tale of the Tape

for police cruisers and fire trucks and for a fulltime administrative support position to work for both Police and Fire,” wrote Berkowitz. “I did talk with representatives from Gray, Gorham and Standish and was informed that their overall satisfaction with time responses (from the CCRCC) was well within acceptable ranges. They also indicated that transmission quality was good.” Berkowitz has prepared a “Comparison of Dispatching Services” packet that shows the differences between Bridgton Dispatch and the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center (CCRCC) which he said “attempts to accomplish several goals.” “In reviewing this possible change I am aware that the town may lose what is considered a ‘tailored’ service for a standardized service which would rely upon technology and different people to ‘locate and dispatch’ all calls for services,” stated Berkowitz, in the “Conclusions” section of his comparison document. “The contemplation of this change coupled with the loss of local jobs makes such a decision a difficult one though very important.” “Such a change could impact both future budgets as well as the ability of the Bridgton Police Department to improve its service DISPATCH’S FATE, Page 4A

Berkowitz to Development Corp.: ‘Failure is not an option’ By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Amidst the elegance and ambiance of the Magic Lantern’s Tannery Pub, the 13 men and women chosen to lead Bridgton into a 21st Century global economy sat around a long conference table Tuesday. A 14th person, Lee Eastman, chairman of the Bridgton Economic Development Committee, sat in from Florida through the magic of a live video feed. If they didn’t know already of the serious commitment they were making in agreeing to serve on the board of directors of the newly-inaugurated Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz made that perfectly clear in his opening remarks. Bridgton stands at a crossroads, he said. Jobs are scarce. National chain development

looms. Small-town character is prized. Ordinances need updating. They, as members of a private non-profit corporation working with local government, must be the visionaries. The practitioners. The educators. The motivators. And, of course, the realists. As a tax-exempt corporation, they can buy and sell real estate; one of their first projects will be the redevelopment of the former Bridgton Memorial School on Depot Street, provided voters agree to sell the property to them at town meeting. It won’t be easy to find the right mix of retail and industrial development in a tourist town, Berkowitz told them. It goes without saying that everyone won’t be happy, no matter what they do. However large the challenge, “Failure is not an option,” Berkowitz said. Past initiatives

similar to the BEDC ended badly, because they didn’t sustain their core mission or the work that was needed. “Each of you now must undertake the task of defining our future, our values and who we will become, pending on which path is taken,” Berkowitz said. “As a community we have evolved,” and there’s a great need right now for experienced leaders with vision that are willing to work hard and try new initiatives to advance economic development. The board members, in short, are being asked to continue the proud legacy of the Bridgton Industrial Development Corporation, which revived Bridgton in the 1960s by attracting Malden Mills and Sebago Moc to town. Those two businesses revitalized the industrial sector, and provided a strong base for Bridgton’s growth spurt of the last quarter century. Before

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A huge turnout is expected for next Tuesday’s public hearing on the future of big box stores and fast food restaurants in Bridgton. The joint selectmen-planning board hearing will get underway at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Bridgton Municipal Complex off Iredale Street. It will give residents the opportunity to understand and comment on two referendum questions

facing voters March 1, which would require amendments to the town’s Site Plan Review Ordinance. The first question asks whether fast food and/or formula restaurants should be prohibited in town and provides a definition stating that such restaurants are those that are “substantially identical” to one another regardless of ownership or location by virtue of the architectural design, uniforms, color schemes, signage, name,

presentation format or similar standardized features. The second question asks whether a limit of 30,000 square feet of gross floor area in the aggregate be imposed on any retail establishments in town located in a single building, a combination of buildings, single tenant space or combination of tenant spaces. Both questions apply to any application that was pending before the town as of Dec. 1, 2010. In the case of the fast

they closed their doors, the two manufacturers employed over 500 people from Bridgton and surrounding towns. At Tuesday’s meeting, members of the economic development committee formally voted to create the corporation, whose first order of business was to elect officers. Eastman, northeast director of Everlast Roofing Co., was voted in as chairman. Vice president will be Ed Rock, general manager and vice president of Shawnee Peak. Holly Dvorak, assistant vice president and branch manager of TD Bank, will serve as treasurer, while Patrick “Skip” Sullivan, retired auto industry executive, will serve as secretary. Dvorak and Sullivan, along with Selectman Woody Woodward, owner of Highland Lake Resort, are the three citizen board members who were appointed by the Board of CORP, Page 6A

Timber harvesting in shoreland zones? a workshop date of Tuesday, Feb. 22, to finalize language on the amendments before turning them over to the Board of Selectmen for possible inclusion in the June town meeting warrant. The amendments are being considered at the request of local resident Glen Zaidman, who thinks owners of property in the Shoreland Zone should

have the right to do tree harvesting on their land for the income it provides, and not only when a house is being built. At a public hearing on the issue held Jan. 25, Colin Holme of the Lakes Environmental Association said he was concerned that allowing timber harvesting in the Shoreland Zone could be used as a way to clear more than what is allowed

Bridgton audit: Assets increase

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The auditor for the Town of Bridgton gave his annual report to the selectmen and members of the public, last week. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, the town’s total net assets increased by $437,216 to $10,611,888, according to Greg Chabot of Runyon Kersteen Ouellette Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants, and net capital assets increased by $200,832. Chabot said general revefood question, the “reachback” provision will, if passed by nues accounted for $12,605,907 voters, prevent McDonald’s Corporation from building the 40-seat restaurant and adjoining retail space that was given final approval by the Bridgton Planning Board on Jan. 4. The second question, if By Lisa Williams Ackley passed by voters, will not only Staff Writer prevent any new retail develFRYEBURG — The auditor opment in town of 30,000 square feet or more, but will for the Town of Fryeburg rates also prevent existing business- this municipality’s financial position a “B or B-plus.” HEARING, Page 5A “I think you’re a healthy town,” said Ron Smith, CPA and principal of RHR Smith & Company, who has been performing the town’s audit for under normal clearing stan- five years now. “Your excise tax collecdards. He recommended that a management plan be required to provide oversight and accountability. Code Enforcement Officer Established 1870 Robbie Baker said the town P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. could ask the Maine Forest Bridgton, ME 04009 Service to come in on a consult207-647-2851 ing basis to help with any treeFax: 207-647-5001 cutting projects in the shoreland TIMBER, Page 6A

Heated hearing expected Tuesday

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Most towns allow timber harvesting in their shoreland zones. Bridgton does not. That might change, however, under proposed amendments to the town’s shoreland zoning ordinance now being considered for all districts by the Bridgton Planning Board. The board on Tuesday set

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in revenue, or 91.1% of all revenues. Program specific revenues consisting of charges for services and grants and contributions accounted for $1,229,610 in revenue, or 8.9% of $13,835,517 in total revenues. At the end of the current fiscal year, the unreserved fund balance for the general fund was $2,769,247, of which $406,549 has been internally designated for specific purposes. Summary & significant changes to general fund General Fund assets — BRIDGTON, Page 12A

Fryeburg: ‘You’re a healthy town’

tions were good,” Smith told Selectmen Rick Eastman, Tom Klinepeter and Ed Wilkey and Town Manager Sharon Jackson Jan. 27. According to Smith, Fryeburg’s General Fund shows that at the end of Fiscal Year 2010 (June 30, 2010) the town had assets of $3.3 million and liabilities of $2.175 million with a Fund Balance of $1.2 FRYEBURG, Page 12A

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Business front

Major Food City upgrades By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Food City, the small Maine grocery store chain, is “looking to really make a comeback in Bridgton,” says owner Zak Sclar, who sees Bridgton as a great match for his company. “It’s a small Maine town and we’re a small Maine company,” he said Monday. “I feel like (doing business) is sort of a partnership between the residents and the merchants, and we have to do our part.” For Sclar, that’s meant reinvestment. Over a million dollars worth, in fact. A year ago, he began by painting all the inside walls and installing a new sign above the entrance to the 20,000-squarefoot grocery store, located at Pondicherry Square. A few months ago, he installed all new registers at the checkouts. A few weeks ago, he completed replacement of all the meat and frozen food cases throughout the store. All in all, he said, the upgrades represent “well over a six-figure investment.”

Healing Massage: Way to help others

Bridgton Food City Manager Kirsten McKenzie-Wears stands in the frozen food aisle, where brand new freezers were recently installed on both sides. (Geraghty Eventually, Sclar wants to replace all of the refrigeration equipment. “It will depend on whether the consumer welcomes our changes by supporting us,” he said. Food City opened in Bridgton in 1987, one of the first in a chain that now includes stores in Lisbon

Falls, Wilton, Livermore Falls and Turner in Maine, along with a store in Turner Falls, Mass., and St. Albans, Vt. It has enjoyed a loyal customer base in Bridgton, but that base has been tested in recent years, especially since the opening of a Bridgton Hannaford supermarket a mile down Route 302 in March 2006. Staying competitive for Sclar means offering the lowest meat prices in town and top-quality perishable goods. It also means reaching out to

the community with a helping hand, reflecting the smalltown culture in which his stores operate. To achieve that strong community connection, Sclar feels lucky to have the energy and people skills of Kirsten McKenzie-Wears, Bridgton Food City’s manager for the past two years. He said she has made it her business to reach out to the community in tangible ways. Food City, unlike most FOOD CITY, Page A

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Geoff Twitchell of Bridgton says he has “a love for helping people,” and he feels he can best do that by offering to help them improve their lives through therapeutic massage. “I decided to open my business, Geoff’s Healing Massage, because I feel I have a gift to help people through massage,” said Geoff. “My love for helping people in this way is very strong and passionate. I take great care with the people I work with. I can’t express the feeling I get when someone says to me, ‘I feel so much better than I did when I came in.’ It is very rewarding to me!” A graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, Geoff specializes in different types of massage, including Swedish and neuromuscular. “I offer relaxing therapeutic massages which help relax and relieve stress and tension from every day life,” said Geoff. “I offer to help regain what injury or stress has done to the mind, body and spirit, in order to help bring the body back into balance — to help prevent injury and promote wellbeing.” As his business card says, Geoff’s aim is “prolonging life and health through massage therapy.” Geoff’s days of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and some Sundays, with morning and early afternoon hours available.

Geoff Twitchell Geoff’s Healing Massage “I will also be open for evening appointments, as well, to help those that work all day,” stated Geoff. “If it is easier for the client, I also offer a mobile massage service.” First-time clients of Geoff’s Healing Massage will receive 50% off their first massage, which amounts to savings of $30. Geoff also offers a special that gives half off the first massage and half off the fourth massage. Other specials are available, as well, he said. Contact Geoff by calling him at 739-9658 or e-mailing him at: His website is: geoffreytwitchell.

jackets, boots and pictures. We even have a fire hose coming in,” Dawn said. “The firehouse idea really spread through the community.” A vintage fire hydrant sits in the entryway, prepared for the passage of future customers. Meanwhile, it has witnessed the comings and goings of the many people involved in preparations to open a new business. For three weeks, the Greenleafs and other family members labored to open the eating establishment by their deadline. Although JD’s Firehouse has been “open for business” since Feb. 1, a grand opening is slated for Friday, Feb. 11. Jason said he hopes by Feb. 11, they would have been granted the special entertain-

ment permit required for a live band. The musical genre will include classics from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, blues tunes, and country music. “I want a place where kids can dance with their families,” Jason said. “Like they do at wedding receptions,” Dawn’s father added. Earlier in the evening, Dawn was fielding questions from people who walked in and asked about work. She said the staff had already been hired. However, she conducted brief interviews and handed out job applications. Meanwhile, her father — still wearing his tool belt — paced the floor and stretched his back. Jason emerged from the kitchen and announced he had JD’S, Page A

JD’s Firehouse Grille — A tribute

Dawn and Jason Greenleaf share a breather in the newly remodeled kitchen of JD’s Firehouse Grille. Located in Raymond, 1227 Roosevelt Trail, the new restaurant opened its doors Tuesday, and will throw its grand opening on Feb. 11.

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — From fond childhood memories of Wednesdays with his dad, Jason Greenleaf formed the concept behind JD’s Firehouse Grille, the restaurant he and his wife recently opened. “This place is a tribute to my father who was a Windham firefighter for 20 years. The big thing to me was every other Wednesday when my dad had meetings at the fire station,” Jason said. The atmosphere of those meetings was family friendly. Children were allowed to slide down the pole, play tag, and shoot games of pool. “When he was done, my father would grab me, and we’d go to Rozzi’s Fire Barn,” he said, referring to the business that preceded Charlie

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Business: JD’s Firehouse Grille, 1227 Roosevelt Trail in Raymond Hours: Sunday through Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight Beigg’s Firehouse Tavern. While those memories fanned the flames of a dream restaurant, the firehouse theme caught on like wildfire, according to Dawn Greenleaf. People from the fire and rescue departments in Naples, Casco, Raymond and Windham continue to gift firefighter memorabilia for the restaurant. “Our local fire departments have been pitching in to donate stuff from their departments. We’ve gotten switchboards,

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Food City upgrades (Continued from Page A) national chain supermarkets, still allows local charities to solicit donations by setting up tables at the entrance to the store. This summer, McKenzie-Wears and employees worked with the Bridgton Community Center to put together up to 45 free lunches a week and delivered them to children at the center or the beach at Highland Lake Park. Regular customers have also been treated periodically to the store’s Pizza-rama events, when extra-large homemade pizzas can be ordered for $5 each — no matter how many toppings are added. The Pizza-rama has been so successful and appreciated by its customers, in fact, that Food City has decided to hold the event every month. Eventually, Sclar said he’d like to install a brick oven pizza at the store, similar to the one at Tony’s Foodland in Raymond. “We’re very big on supporting the community,” Sclar said. A new program that ran in January returned one percent of all sales over $40 to one of three local charities — Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, St. Joseph Food Pantry or Bridgton Recreation. Food City ran 21 TV ads on Channel 6 to promote the program, and also featured it on its Route 302 marquee. The program is customer-driven, in that the charity is expected to promote it and it’s up to the customer to mention it at the time of checkout, telling the clerk where he or she would like the money to go. Donating one percent of sales over $40 might not seem like much, said Sclar, but it’s huge when one realizes the razor-thin profit margins the supermarket industry operates under. “With this charity event we’re trying to put our money where our mouth is, and hopefully it’s just a start,” he said. The program may be continued using other charities, or other new promotional ideas may be tried. McKenzie-Wears said Sclar has been very supportive of her efforts at the Bridgton Food City. “He’s really committed to keeping this store open,” she said. “We’re only going to be as successful as we want to be as a company if we support the community.” Sclar said he welcomes comments from customers as to how the store can continue to improve itself and serve the needs of residents. “We really feel there’s a place for the local Maine merchant. When I ask myself, ‘What does Maine-owned really mean?,’ what it means is, let’s try to keep as much money in the state and local community as possible.”

JD’s Firehouse

(Continued from Page A) fixed the ice machine. “What do you want to know about me?” he asked, using a beam as a resting post. “I am exhausted.” The couple is no stranger to the long hours of being restaurant owners. The Casco residents have operated the Top of the Hill Grille for seven years. Jason emphasized that Top of the Hill will not close. It just didn’t have the floor space to accommodate his concept of a family restaurant. “We have a great idea,” Dawn said. “We have a following from Top of the Hill. We have the support of local fire and rescue people. And, with my husband’s ability to cook food — his ability to cook food is outrageous — with his ability to cook food, well, we have a recipe for success.” The menu will include comfort food like turkey dinners and pastas as well as steak and seafood. The element JD’s Firehouse is aiming for is family-oriented — a classy atmosphere and plate of food with good portions so the whole family can eat well “without killing anyone’s wallet.” He said his restaurant is targeting families who want a nice night out that’s affordable. “I am not here for the power drinkers, the partiers, or people who drop the F-bomb every other word — that is not my market,” he said. “I am trying to create a ‘moment to remember’ for people when they’re here.”

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FOOD PANTRY FOR PETS has been created by Bridgton’s Brogan Horton. (Photo courtesy of Liam Opie)

‘Pantry’ for pets started

Brogan Horton knows that winter’s money squeeze has put some pet owners in a tough situation. She wants to be sure pets receive ample food, so the Bridgton resident has started a food pantry. “We are just opening, located in the Lake Region area but servicing all of Maine,” she said. “If people are too far to bring food to, then we will pay for food over the phone from a local feed store.” There are no set pet food pantry hours, but Brogan can be contacted via e-mail at or by checking her website, www. “We are a pure donation run organization. We are in constant need of pet food and monetary donations,” she said. “We have an application system, but only to weed out those who are taking advantage of us. But, we never turn away anyone in need. Everyone falls on hard

“We ask for references and a basic background of why they are in this situation, and if this will happen again. If it tends to be a recurring issue, then we can offer help in placing an animal into a loving home.” Donations are being accepted. The pet pantry needs all types of dry and wet pet food, horse and livestock feed, horse blankets, wormers, medications, and flea and tick prevention.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — Share a little bit of your art this month. Raymond Elementary School (RES) is planning its Arts Day for Thursday, Feb. 17, according to RES fourth grade teacher Susan Crockett. The

event will be held in conjunction with World Community Arts Day. “To make this day a success, we need the community to share their talents with students and staff,” Crockett said. The event is open to people in the visual arts as well as

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residents involved in music, acting, and dance, she said. So far, about 30 artists have responded to Arts Day invitations from the elementary school. “There is quite a variety: Zumba, photography, storytellARTISTS, Page A

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times. Sometimes, people are faced with feeding their kids or feeding their pets. We are here to offer help. We want to keep pets in their homes so they don’t end up in shelters and rescues.” Brogan says the food pantry can offer help for a week or two and keep an animal in its home. “If we can do that, then it’s worth every penny,” she said.

Bridgton Recreation is sponsoring three different fun midwinter events in February, as follows: • Sunday, Feb. 6 — Free Throw Competition for Boys and Girls, ages 10-14. The contest is hosted by the Knights of Columbus at the Town Hall from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Winners will advance to district competition in Windham. • Wednesday, Feb. 23 — Snow Tubing Trip to Oxford Plains. Bridgton has partnered with Harrison Recreation for a Snow Tubing trip during February vacation. Those interested may fill out a registration form at the Bridgton or Harrison town offices. The cost is $16 per person and covers transportation from the Harrison Town Office and back with three hours of tubing. The bus will leave the Harrison Town Office at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Forms must be received by Friday, Feb. 18. Children 7 and under must wear a helmet and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. • Saturday, Feb. 26 — 2011 Four Square World Championship. This event is being held for the sixth year at Bridgton Academy. The Lakes Environmental Association partners with the Square Four organization of Boston to host the World Championship of Four Square. For more info on playing or watching, contact Peter Lowell at LEA. REC, Page A

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Voters could decide dispatch’s fate (Continued from Page A) mission,” Berkowitz said further. “Given the importance of this issue, I am recommending to the Selectmen that the question be placed on the June 2011 referendum ballot for our voters to decide.” Methodology used to prepare comparison report The goals the town manager’s comparison document seeks to accomplish are: • Provide a quick summary and understanding of the comparison; • Provide an in depth record of information pertaining to this comparison; and • Draw attention to how this review and comparison was conducted “allowing for the selectmen and citizens to draw their own conclusions regarding the two alternatives this comparison focuses on.” The town manager said the comparison utilizes a simple approach based upon current costs and was developed based “on several assumptions”: • Future year costs for either service increase about 3% per year; • The primary costs are personnel driven; • The addition of any capital equipment beyond what is needed to simply continue dispatching at the current levels are not factored into the comparisons though they are mentioned; • Regardless of which service is used, the standards the town should be using as a measure are generally available with both services. “The differences, however subtle, will be argued by either side long after any decisions are made,” Berkowitz wrote in his comparison document. “For this comparison I reviewed the following areas: General time responses; quality of radio transmissions; other users with CCRCC; problems that were raised during this comparison and how they were addressed by the parties; and records management, recording and reporting.”

“In general I simply asked, ‘Would the citizens of Bridgton be as equally served by either (dispatching) service,” stated Berkowitz. “My conclusions were generally ‘yes’, so long as it is understood that our current system of records management, recording and reporting has a greater amount of improvement, training and utilization for that to better serve our citizens and the police department. With that being said, the focus then went to the issue of cost.” The town manager explained in his “Review of Dispatching Services Comparison” that the executive summary spread sheets contain the “core of information” regarding personnel training, service parameters, equipment, and that cost shifts back to the Bridgton Police Department were included. Personnel — Berkowitz said the County’s proposal “takes full advantage of the fact that they operate with a minimum of four dispatchers on at all times while Bridgton uses one with a possible call in if events warrant.” He said, “This becomes a time factor for response.” Furthermore, the town manager said, “The County contract in Year I is $92,261 while current dispatching costs are $283,489 before any cost shifts. That is a gross savings of about $191,000.” Training — “Ongoing training is essential,” stated Berkowitz. “Retaining the current dispatch would require an annual cost of about $2,400 while the County’s lump sum contract includes that.” Equipment — The town manager said he compared “what costs the town might face if we were to retain current dispatching services. “It presumes that Bridgton would want to upgrade its console and dispatch area as well as our full transmitter capabilities,” he said. “However, this cost is not included in the bottom line of the comparison since we could continue to function simply with the equipment we have


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report of smoke filling a house on Riley’s Run off Sweden Road where drywall workers had just arrived to begin working. Command advised the fire was all out. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to handle the investigation into the origin of the fire. 10:16 p.m. A caller reported being followed by a vehicle from the Wal-Mart in North Conway, N.H. to Bridgton. The caller requested to meet with a police officer in Bridgton. It was determined to be a case of mistaken identity, whereby the operator of the vehicle behind the caller mistakenly thought they were following a relative’s BLOTTER, Page A

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, January 25: 9:02 a.m. A caller reported finding debris from a Jeep Laredo that apparently struck four birch trees about a quarter of a mile on the left on Summit Drive (off Upper Ridge Road) and left behind a grill, mirror, antifreeze and transmission fluid. 10:57 a.m. An officer reported that Portland Road from Packard’s Hill to the Bridgton Drive-in was getting slippery and requested the Department of Transportation be advised. Thursday, January 27: 7:04 a.m. The Bridgton Fire Department responded to a

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the selectmen “will have to further discuss the impacts to this group of citizens.” “Also stated in the spread sheet would be the upgrading of mobile data terminals regardless of which dispatch services provider is used,” Berkowitz said. “It is long overdue. The final costs would be a budgetary item supported by any grants obtained. These numbers are not included in the cost comparison since they do not have to be incurred at all if we maintained the current level of dispatching service.” The town manager pointed out that a microwave upgrade is also excluded from the cost comparisons “since it is not a requirement for either service provider.”


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until it no longer is repairable or upgradeable.” Cost Shift to the Police Department — There would be some costs shifted to the Police Department budget such as telephone service and the like, according to Berkowitz. Also included would be unemployment compensation exposures, the new administrative support position and holding cell supervision costs as well as a loss of alarm system revenues. Unknown Policy Issues — This part of the comparison, according to Berkowitz, identifies “that the current alarm monitoring services would no longer be provided and would have to be privatized.” The town manager pointed out that



(Continued from Page A) rates) in Year I would be $40,000; Year II $94,572; and Year III $124,546. Policy decisions would need to be made if the town were to retain Bridgton Dispatch, according to Berkowitz, that would include one on equipment (console, microwave, mobile data and tower or towers) that could mean a cost of $202,701 and $360,701. As for service levels, the town manager said, “Making the decision today would indicate that all critical service parameters can be met or exceeded if the town contracts with the County. If the town remains with its own dispatch, additional training would be required. Equipment upgrades would also be incurred.” Berkowitz said the comparison of the two operations, Cumberland County and Bridgton Dispatch, is made using the proposed contract amount by the County for July 1, 2011 and the proposed operational budget for the town for the same period. The categories are representative of the key issues for comparisons though other elements may also be used, Berkowitz explained. NOTE: The categories compared will be listed as: County Regional, Town of Bridgton, Net Change and Comments (if any), in that order, for each area of comparison. Categories compared: Personnel — Minimum staff — 4, 1 Compensation — $92,261, $193,175, for a net change of $100,914 Retirement — Part of contract, $8,972, for a net change of $8,972 Health/Dental Insurance — Part of contract, $78,914, for a net change of $78,914 Total — Town of Bridgton $281,062, for a net change of $188,800. Training — Part of contract, $2,427, for a net change of $7,280; Comments — Admin Clerk 30 days. Service Parameters — (Again, Cumberland County will be listed first and Bridgton Dispatch after that): 24 x 7 Service — Yes, Yes IMC and Spillman records — Yes, Yes; Comments — Going forward Analog or Digital — Yes, Analog Periodic Reporting — Monthly, 1/4, 1/2, annual (County); Yes (Bridgton) Multiple Call Staff — Present, Call in Fire, Police, Public Works, Emergency Medical Dispatch — Yes, No Walk In Phone Video Link to CCRCC — Yes; Comments — Local cost Fire Permits — No, Yes; Comments — Weekdays — Admin. Ongoing Training and Certifications — Yes, Yes if Retained Total of Personnel & Training — $92,261, $283,489, for a net change of $196,080 Equipment — Replacement console — No, Yes, for a net change of $77,701 Upgrade of Dispatch Center — No, Yes, for a net change of $50,000 estimated Radio Tower System — Yes, Yes, for a net change of $50,000 estimated Miscellaneous — No, Yes, for a net change of $25,000 estimated Total for Equipment — $202,701 Cost Shifts to Police Department — Telephone services — $4,124 Cell Phone — $408 Office Supplies — $3,500 Equipment Maintenance — $6,000 One Administrative Support position with benefits — $44,000 Unemployment Benefits estimated 1.5 years 1 x only — $82,240 Holding Cell Supervision — $1,200 Subtotal — $143,472 Unknown — Public or private alarm system monitoring alarms system revenues loss — net — $7,260 Total — $150,732 Upgrade to Digital/Microwave and Mobile data is at town’s option — estimated at $40,000 to $160,000; Comments — Not required Mobile data for all vehicles — initial and ongoing – To be determined; Comments — Not required.

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Bridgton Community Crime Watch will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen’s meeting room

of the Bridgton M u n i c i p a l Complex. The guest speaker will be a law enforcement agent from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Crime Watch Chairperson Paulina Dellosso said she appreciates the dedication

(Continued from Page A) es with that much space from expanding. According to Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker, existing businesses that have 30,000 square feet of display area and buildings include Hannaford Supermarket, Hancock Lumber, Paris Farmers’ Union and Macdonald Motors. Hayes True Value, Baker said, is “too close to call,” but likely is under the 30,000 square foot limit. Existing restaurants such as Beef n Ski or the Blackhorse Tavern could be also be affected by Question 1, should they decide to open a second “substantially identical” restaurant in town. Supporters of both referen-

dum questions, who have set up a website, to promote their cause, say the bans are needed because the current site plan review process does little to protect the town’s small-town character from being negatively impacted by national chain development. Just as McDonald’s was able to win approval to build on the Portland Road, across from Hannaford’s, any number of other national chain retail businesses, including Wal-Mart, could also decide to locate along the highway and there would be nothing in place to prevent it. Such a scenario is not in keeping with the spirit of the

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which believes that if the bans are passed they will have a chilling effect on the ability of their committee and the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation to attract developers willing to invest in town. They support instead the efforts of the office of Economic and Community Development to work on updating the comprehensive plan and creating a form-based code ordinance for the downtown district. Referendum supporters say they are not anti-business, and that national chains could still locate in town, providing they develop small-scale versions of their stores and develop restaurants with unique architecture, décor and staff requirements.

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The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing and Bridgton Hospital are pleased to offer a Valentine’s Day cardmaking workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “Stamping Up for Your Valentine” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Bridgton Hospital’s cafeteria. Presenters Dianne Bigelow and Mary Cleveland will teach about stamping while participants create a custom Valentine’s Day card. No experience necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is available by phone or online. Please call 7958250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or visit

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Feb. 16. “I look forward to working alongside with BetteJean. I welcome all citizens of Bridgton to attend our meetings in order to find out how you can accomplish in your neighborhood a safer environment for our community.” Refreshments are provided at meetings. For more information, contact Dellosso at 647-2257 or Bette-Jean at 693-3681.

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(Continued from Page A) car. Friday, January 28: 8:22 a.m. An officer advised Dispatch that the operator of a 2006 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck stopped him to report that his truck was struck on Portland Road by Dunkin Donuts near a black Chevrolet pick-up truck that then “took off.” As a result of their investigation, Bridgton Police issued a summons for leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident to Jeremy K. Goodwin of Bridgton. 9:58 a.m. A caller reported a “funky chicken” in the parking lot of the Family Dollar Store on Portland Road “that will not go away.” A police officer picked up the chicken for the Animal Control Officer and transported it to the Bridgton Police station. 10:20 a.m. A report was received of a $50 gas drive off at a convenience store on Main Street. 10:55 p.m. A caller from Bell’s Point Road reported that a Jeep type vehicle pulled into their driveway and someone was walking around with a flashlight. Two police officers responded to the scene but had negative contact. 11:30 p.m. A subject came to the police station to report that their truck had been “egged” some time within the last two hours while it was parked in front of a restaurant on Main Street. Saturday, January 29: 12:07 a.m. A police officer advised Dispatch of finding “a bunch of empty egg cartons in the road” on North Bridgton Road, Brown Mill Road and Harrison Road. 1 a.m. A 46-year-old man from Kearsarge, N.H. was issued a summons for possession of a useable amount of marijuana, following a traffic stop on North High Street near the intersection of Sam Ingalls Road. 12:45 p.m. A 35-year-old woman from Sebago was issued two summonses for cruelty to animals, after police were advised two cats had been abandoned in a building on Smith Avenue. 9:09 p.m. A 45-year-old man from Sanford was issued summonses for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, following a traffic stop on Portland Road near Mount Henry Road. A licensed driver who was also in the vehicle took over operation of the car. Sunday, January 30: 6:19 a.m. A caller reported a neighbor’s dogs on Chadbourne Hill Road had been barking since 5 a.m. A police officer responded and advised that the dogs had been taken inside and the owner was issued a noise complaint warning. 1:48 p.m. Tamra Benoit, 23, of North Bridgton, was issued summonses for reckless conduct, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and failing to make an oral or written accident report, after vandalism allegedly occurred to mailboxes along Heathersfield Drive in North Bridgton. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued four summonses and 30 warnings.

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Berkowitz to new Corp.: ‘Failure not an option’ (Continued from Page A) Selectmen. Other local business leaders who were interviewed and asked to join by Manoian and the BEDC are Eastman and Rock, along with David Allen, chief operating officer of Howell Labs; Mark Lopez, owner of Lopez Development; Zenya Brackett, director of operations for Radiodetection/SPX; Laurie Allen, vice president and branch manager at Norway Savings Bank; David Frum,

president and chief executive officer of Bridgton Hospital; Elizabeth Marcella, associate broker at Chalmers Insurance; Wayne Warner, chairman of the SAD 61 Board of Directors; Bill Macdonald, general manager of Macdonald Motors; and Jim Mains Jr., executive director of the Greater Bridgton/ Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. The corporation’s purpose, as stated in its bylaws, is as

follows: • To encourage, stimulate and advance sustainable local economic development, expansion and diversification within the town of Bridgton; • To lessen the burden of government by creating a larger tax base, fostering community reinvestment, supporting the retention and expansion of existing businesses, attraction of sustainable and innovative enterprise, alleviating unemployment, and

promoting social welfare for the benefit of all residents. The board must be comprised of at least nine directors, elected to three-year terms by the sitting board at their annual meeting, and have three citizen directors appointed by selectmen who will serve two year terms. “The success of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation will be measured by investments we have attracted, jobs retained and created,

properties developed, growth management ordinances developed, the graduates reflecting the skills and readiness to be entrepreneurs, the human collaborations and networks that transcend the people who started them, the community who recognize the philosophy and the values of your strategies,” Berkowitz said. “The successes you achieve will be evident in a myriad of ways, while our failures will be very

pronounced. Failure is not an option and it will be our nemesis dogging every initiative from here on.” The corporation agreed to rotate its meeting locations at different business locations each month, and to hold hourlong meetings on the third Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the conference room of Chalmers Insurance Agency.

(Continued from Page A) zone. As it stands now, the forest service is only called in if the harvesting is done in the Resource Protection District. Under the proposed amendment, timber harvesting in the Resource Protection District would be allowed 75 feet or greater from the shore only when the ground is frozen, and

would only allow the cutting of trees six inches in diameter or greater. No more than 30% of those larger trees would be able to be cut over any 10-year period and a well-distributed stand of trees and other natural vegetation would have to remain. A licensed professional forester will be required to mark

the trees and a harvesting plan would have to be submitted to the town’s code enforcement officer prior to a permit being issued. In all other districts, selective cutting of no more than 40% of trees four inches or more in diameter would be allowed. The setback would be increased to 100 feet of the high-water

mark of any great pond or river flowing into a great pond. “Harvest operations shall not create single clearcut open-

ings greater than 10,000 square feet in the forest canopy,” the amendments state, and each clearcut opening must be at least

100 feet horizontal distance apart. There is also language protecting against skid marks and proper slash removal.

(Continued from Page A) ing, improvisation, piano composition, fiber felting, knitting, jewelry making, and sweater surgery,” Crockett said. According to Crockett, the volunteering artists will begin their day with a breakfast with RES staff. “As the students enter the

school, we will assemble in the lobby singing, juggling, miming — welcoming the students,” she said. The students — aged kindergarten through fourth grade — will sign up for the workshops that interest them. Then, the student body will spend the day going from classroom to classroom. An assembly in the gymnasium will wrap up this school day dedicated to creating art. “The arts are essential to every aspect of a child’s

education,” Crockett said. “Children who participate in the arts learn to take risks, entertain new ideas, and think creatively — all important skills in today’s world.” Local artists who might be interested in holding a halfday or all-day workshop at RES can contact Crockett via e-mail, or phone the school, 655-8672. In addition, volunteers are needed to help the artists who are running workshops.

(Continued from Page A) Also, keep in mind the following ongoing weekly events sponsored by Bridgton Recreation: • Free skating at Bridgton Ice Rink — Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located behind the Old Town Hall on North High Street. • Youth Basketball Open Gym — Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m., Town Hall, this free drop-in program is open to grades 3-6. • Teen Basketball Open Gym — Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, open to grades 7-12. • Adult Basketball Drop-in Program — Sundays, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall, open to men and women ages 16+ • Ping Pong — Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. • Senior Fitness “Jumpin’

Janes” — Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. • Aerobic Dance — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 9 a.m., Town Hall. • Adult Indoor Soccer — Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m., Town

Hall. • Adult Martial Arts — Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Town Hall, with free classes the first month, instructed by Justin Kashuba. Contact Justin at Justinkashuba@rocketmail. com for more info.

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Sexual abuse charges Two local men were arrested Sunday and charged with sexual abuse of a minor, following separate investigations by the Bridgton Police Department. A 20-year-old man from North Bridgton Road in Bridgton was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. He was transported to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. The same day, a 21-year-old man, who lives on Main Street in Bridgton, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor. He was released on personal recognizance bail. Investigator Brad Gaumont arrested both men and was assisted in his investigation by Officers Donald “Mac” McCormick and Phillip Jones.


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Again this year, free income tax help is available to people of all ages in Bridgton and Fryeburg. Certified volunteers prepare income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to those ages 60 and over. A person does not need to be over 60, or a member of AARP, to qualify for this free service. All volunteer tax preparers are trained and certified annually by the Internal Revenue Service, and will prepare and e-file both your state of Maine and federal tax returns for free. Most returns are filed electronically, which helps you get your refund quickly. The program does not have income limits; instead, the complexity of the return dictates whether it can be prepared. Business returns and rentals are referred to outside preparers, while non-complicated returns including itemized deductions


are done while you wait. To schedule an appointment for free help with your income tax, here are the locations, times available and numbers to call: • Bridgton Community Center — Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 647-3116 for an appointment. • Fryeburg Public Library — Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 935-2731 for an appointment. Bring the following items to your appointment: valid picture I.D. and Social Security cards, including those for dependent children; all W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms and a list of other income; and a copy of last year’s tax return, if available. If you qualify for child/dependent care credit, bring the child care provider’s address and tax I.D. number. If you paid for college expenses or interest on college loans, bring that information.

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Well we made it to February and don’t think the groundhog is going to give us happy news about a shorter winter. But, we do live in New England and have to expect that. February in Lovell is going to be busy, so before you know it, March will be here and spring — beautiful spring. For those who still want to order lobster rolls to benefit Fryeburg Academy softball, there is a deadline of Thursday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. Anyone living in the SAD #72 area or Why would a half-dozen, 12 and 13, to sell food from Bridgton, Cornish, North normally sane people, a pride their trailer to raise funds for Conway/Conway area can call of Lions, brave the cold to serve the local/town heating fund. for a lobster roll to be delivrefreshments to the participants They will also continue raising ered to your door on Sunday, and observers of Naples’ annu- money for their annual pledge Feb. 6 between 3 and 5 p.m. al Radar Runs at the Winter of $1,500 to sponsor a family To order, go online to raidCarnival? to attend the retinoblastoma They do so because they are program at Camp Sunshine. and order the number of rolls, members of the Naples Lions Other proceeds from food including your name, address Club, whose motto is “We sales help sponsor the Student and phone number. You can Serve.” This service is not self- of the Month and Skills U.S.A. also call Stacy McConkey at serving; in fact, in their inter- programs at Lake Region High 320-0006, Val Tripp at 557national bylaws, it states that School, kids at Camp Susan 2566 or Coach Fred Apt at all profits of any Lions’ public Curtis and provide eye screen935-3019. fundraising activity be returned ing for kindergartners and eyeDon’t forget the potluck for charitable causes. glasses for persons in need. dinner at the New Suncook Therefore, the Naples Lions The Lions trailer features School on Saturday, Feb. will face the chilly breezes at breakfast sandwiches, chili 5 to benefit the new playthe Naples Winter Carnival with corn bread, four flavors of ground. The committee and on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. sausages, brownies and beverNew Suncook School PTA has planned a lovely evening with food, entertainment, raffles and an art display by the students. The committee was fortunate to acquire the multiple-talented Heather Pierson, who not Located in the Magic Lantern Theatre only plays the piano but writes Open at 4:00 p.m., Tues.-Fri. and at 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. and arranges her own songs. Heather brings this same talent Celebrate LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT — Naples resident Bob Calileo to the White Mountain Hotel recently received the Lifetime Achievement honor from the where she performs nightly. Sunday, February 13th Muddy River Sno Seekers.

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Her recently released CD will be available that evening. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and the winner doesn’t have to be present. Dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children. If you cook, bring one of your favorite dishes to share. This is a great way to spend an evening with other members of the community and help a great cause too. Snow, beautiful snow, if you snowmobile. On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Kezar Trailbreakers will be holding their annual Poker Rally at Norris Bennett’s Garage, located at the corner of Knights Hill Road and Route 93. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, and the fee will be $5. Each participant will receive a map to the different check-in spots, where they will receive a playing card; the best poker hand wins. At the garage, there will raffle items, food glorious food and a 50/50 raffle. Last year there wasn’t much snow but with this week’s forecast, the trails should be groomed and extraordinary. The monies raised by the rally will go toward the groomer, who produces some of the best trails in the Lovell area. Don’t ride? Come on down to Norris’s and get a hamburger or other goodies. The group is planning a great day. The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library 11th annual “A Taste of Lovell” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. This is

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The Special Delivery Family Birthing Center at Bridgton Hospital is offering a new course for grandparents on newborn care. The free class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the hospital. For more information, call 647-6128. At Gallery 302 on Main Street, there will be an artists’ reception for those artists who submitted entries in the annual

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February (Continued from Page A) a Valentine’s Day celebration for chocolate lovers; remember Death by Chocolate? What a way to spend an afternoon making the difficult decision as to which goody to choose. From past years, the choices have been difficult because all those who participate are going all out putting together these savory delights. The competition among the ladies and the gentlemen for bragging right honors is fierce. Every year the competitors push the envelope to win the prize of a basket of books. Each person can either pay $5 for five tastes, or $8 for 10 tastes. For those closet chocoholics, there will be takeout containers, so you can take your yummies home to eat in secret. For those who go for the more healthy diet, there will be special goodies for you too. As an annual feature, Fryeburg Academy music students will provide the melodies to munch to. There is a sign-up sheet at the library, or you can call the library at 925-3177 and add your name. This is a fun time for all. All proceeds go toward the programs at the

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library. On Monday, Feb. 14, the New Suncook School will celebrate its 100th day of school, snow days or no snow days. To mark this special occasion, the students would like to acknowledge the support of both parents and grandparents by inviting them to have breakfast with their child. There is no cost for the breakfast, which runs from 7:15 to 8 a.m. At the breakfast there will be a banner for parents, who are so supportive of the school, to sign. The kids are hoping to get a total of 100 signatures. Reservations must be in by Friday, Feb. 4. The United Church of Christ Thrift Shop will be having a $ a bag sale starting on Wednesday, Feb. 16 to run through Saturday, Feb. 26. The thrift shop is loaded with great buys, and this is the time to check it out. Put these dates on your calendar. One of the most awaited events of the school year, the Daddy-Daughter Dinner, takes place at the New Suncook School Café on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is the night that, no matter their age, the ladies shine as their dad escorts them to an evening of dinner and fun. Dads beam at daughters and daughters sit up straight like an adult at the table to impress dad. The choices on the menu sound yummy — chicken kiev or chicken cordon bleu — hard to choose. Reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 7.


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HARRISON — Air Force Airman Clifford W. Dow graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Clifford is the son of Jeanne Dow of Harrison and Cliff Dow of Woodstock. Clifford graduated in 2008 from Oxford Hills High School.

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Cassandra A. Nicholas and Brett J. Cossar of Norway have a daughter, Braelyn Jayde Cossar, born on Jan. 21, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital. Braelyn joins Cedric Brown, age 1 1/2. Maternal grandparents: Jaime and Susan Sinecio of Lovell. Paternal grandparents: Debbie Whitman of Norway and Gary Cossar of South Paris. Great grandparents: Gloria Buffington of Lovell, Burton Bennett of Norway, Brenda and Roger Dyer of Norway.

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HIRAM — February is “Cabin Fever Month,” and Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, wants to help folks break those “blues” with a month-long series of events. Beginning the week of Feb. 7, the library will have assorted used cookbooks for sale at reasonable prices, including some favorite titles.  On Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., there will be a free concert to benefit the library, featuring local singer/songwriter Katherine Rhoda. The week of Feb. 21 will allow patrons to borrow a book and get free home-baked cookies. For more information, call 6254650. Library hours are Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit the library at or on Facebook.

charter tour boat. The book spans several decades and open a window on what life was like in Maine in two communities — The Mill Town — and the Coastal Village. The discussion will be at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. The book is available upon request at the library. Weather or not In case of inclement weather, call ahead as the library may be closed. If the Raymond schools are closed or delayed, then story time will be cancelled for that day — however, the library may still be open, so call the library at 655-4283 to be certain. Outreach Program The Raymond Village Library has a wonderful program called Outreach and that is exactly what it does. For anyone who loves to read and is unable to come into the library, for any number of reasons, (illness, no transportation, etc.) our volunteers will come to you with your chosen books and will collect and return them when you are done with them. It just takes a phone call to the library at 655-4283.


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as well as those who have begun one and feel overwhelmed or stuck. In this hands-on workshop participants find voice, mine stories and shape material into scenes. To register or to have your questions answered, contact Joan at or telephone her at 647-3506. For more about Joan, her workshops and Fifth House Lodge go to



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At a Glance Monday, Feb. 21 – Presidents Day, library will be open Wednesday, Feb. 23 – Book Group, 7 p.m. library Friday, March 4 – Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30 p.m., Raymond Elementary School President’s Day The library will be open during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, which is Presidents Day. There will be regular story times as well. Book Group A story based on a true event, The Raven, by Peter Landesman has been chosen for the month of February. It deals with the sinking of a company picnic

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Homemakers Extension, social time 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m., American Legion Hall, Bradley St. Feb. 12 — Nixon in China, Live! At the Metropolitan Opera, 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. FMI 935-9232. Feb. 12 ­— Documentary, Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains, 6:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Feb. 7 — Knitting Basics for ages 9-17, 3:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. Feb. 7 — Home School Support Group, adults only, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. Feb. 7 — Adult Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Feb. 8 — After School Crosscountry Ski Program, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Crystal Lake Park. FMI: 5832241. Feb. 8 — Teen Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Feb. 9 — Coed Adult Volleyball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. LOVELL Feb. 4 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. Feb. 5 — Potluck dinner and Heather Pierson concert to benefit New Suncook School playground equipment campaign, doors open 3:30 p.m., New Suncook School. FMI: 925-6711. Feb. 6 — Lobster roll sale and delivery, 3 to 5 p.m., FMI: 9353019, 557-2566, 320-0006, Feb. 7 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10 to 11 a.m., library. Feb. 7 — Charlotte’s Web, grades 3-5, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. Feb. 9 — Cribbage, 9 a.m., library. Feb. 12 — Annual Poker Rally by Kezar Trailbreakers, 8 a.m. to

noon, Norris Bennett’s Garage, corner of Knights Hill Rd. & Rte. 93. NAPLES Feb. 3, 10 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. Feb. 3, 10 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Feb. 3 — China and its peoples, talk by educator Pam Gatcomb, 5:30 to 7 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Feb. 4, 7, 9, 11 — Step Into Fitness, indoor walking program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., LRHS. Transportation: 647-3116. Feb. 8 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. Feb. 8 — Preschool Storytime, 10:45 a.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. Feb. 9 — Free Breakfast and Fellowship, 8 to 10 a.m., Naples United Methodist Church, 1000 Roosevelt Trail. Cancels with SAD 61 schools. FMI: 693-6594. Feb. 11-13 — Naples Winter Carnival, snowmobile events, helicopter rides, bonfire, fireworks, children’s activities, Long Lake/ Causeway area. FMI: 318-6965. Feb. 11 — Snowmobile Torch Light Parade, 6 p.m., Causeway area. Feb. 11 — Family Fun Skate Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Naples Community Arena, Rte. 11 by American Legion. FMI: 595-0602. Feb. 12 — Hannaford Ice Fishing Derby, begins at sunrise, Long Lake. FMI: 885-2664, 8852292, 885-3028. Feb. 12 — Pancake breakfast sponsored by Naples Main Street, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Singer Center, Village Green. Feb. 12 — Movies and games, hot cocoa for kids, opens 9 a.m., Town Hall. Feb. 12 — Broomball, bouncy house (also Feb. 13), 9 a.m., Causeway. Feb. 12-13 — Radar Runs for all classes, sign up 9 a.m., runs 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., trophies at 3:30 p.m., Causeway.

Feb. 12 — Bonfire on the lake, 4 p.m., fireworks 6 p.m., Long Lake. Feb. 12 — Winter Carnival Party, 7 p.m., Sydney’s Restaurant. RAYMOND Feb. 7 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. Feb. 7 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. Feb. 7 — NAMI Family Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Public Safety Building/Fire Barn, Rte. 302 and Main St. FMI: 655-4193. Feb. 9 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. SEBAGO Feb. 5 — Sebago Branch Snowmobile Rally, register 8 a.m. to noon at Sebago Town Hall. Feb. 5 — Painting on slate by artist and teacher Donna Kantor, 2 p.m., library. Feb. 7 — Story Hour for Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. Feb. 8 — Sebago Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. AREA EVENTS Feb. 3 — Master Gardener Volunteer Training begins, 5:30 to 9 p.m., U. of Me. Coop. Extension, Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 1-800287-1482. Feb. 3 — Food & Fiction book discussion group, Chocolat, by Joanne Harris, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603447-5552. Feb. 4, 11 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. Feb. 5 — New Gloucester History Barn open house, 9 a.m. to noon, Intervale Road behind town hall. Feb. 5 — Memoir writing class with Elizabeth Peavey, 9 a.m. to noon, also March 5, Norway Library, Main St. FMI: 743-5309, ext. 2. Feb. 5 — CPR class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saint Joseph’s College,


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Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN Feb. 5 — Pancake breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., West Baldwin Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON Feb. 3 & 4 — Free Income Tax Preparations for people of all ages with low to moderate income, Community Center.  Call 647-3116 for appointment. Feb. 3 — Yoga, 9 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 693-5247. Feb. 3 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Feb. 3, 10 — Knitters Day, 2 to 4 p.m., North Bridgton Library. Feb. 3-6 — Free ice skating for Bridgton residents, 3 to 6 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Bridgton Ice Rink, behind Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6478786. Feb. 3 — Community Kettle, Free Supper, 5 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 3 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 4, 7, — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. Feb. 4, 11 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Feb. 4, 11 — Reading with Brooke, therapy reading dog, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., library. Feb. 4 — Reception for Art in the Park poster contest artists, 5 to 7 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. Feb. 5 — Computer Aided Drafting Class, 9 a.m., Community Center. Feb. 5 — Project Linus Blanket Day by Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 699-9107. Feb. 5, 12 — Ping pong, 1 to 4 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 5, 12 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 5 to 7 p.m., Town Hall. Feb. 6 — Free Throw Competition for boys and girls ages 10-14, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Town Hall. Feb. 6 — Super Bowl™ Skate Fest, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Bridgton Academy Ice Arena, free to all Harrison residents. FMI: Paula Holt, 583-2241. Feb. 6, 13 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 4082299.

for grandparents, 1 to 3 p.m., Special Delivery Family Birthing Center, Bridgton Hospital. FMI: 647-6128. BROWNFIELD Feb. 3, 10 — Tai Chi, 6 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 4 — Fryeburg Fish & Game Club junior shooters meet and shoot event, 7 p.m., Brownfield Recreation Center, Main St. Feb. 6 — Reception for exhibiting artist Gay Freeborn, 1 to 5 p.m., Edge of Maine Gallery, 182 Main St. FMI: 935-2817. CASCO Feb. 3, 8, 10 — Dodge Ball, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for middle and high school age, 3:30 to 4:30 for grades 3 to 5, Community Center. Feb. 3, 10 — Adult coed volleyball, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Center gym. FMI: 627-4187. Feb. 5 — Public bean supper by Sunshine Club, 5 to 6 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Center, Rte. 11, Webbs Mills. Feb. 6 — Casco “Sweetheart of a Deal” Book Sale, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 627-4541. Feb. 6, 9, 13 — Adult coed basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Center. gym FMI: 6274187. Feb. 8 — Social Yoga, 9 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-4187. Feb. 8 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. Feb. 8 — Book Club/Snowshoe Program, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, 10:30 a.m. snowshoe, 11:15 a.m. book talk, Casco Recreation. FMI: 627-4515. DENMARK Feb. 9 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. Feb. 11-12 — Valentine Cabaret with Singers Workshop performers, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412, 452-2507. FRYEBURG Feb. 3 — Veterans Service Officer from Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. Feb. 3 — King Lear by London National Theater, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. FMI: 935-9232. Feb. 7 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. Feb. 7 — Fryeburg Fish & Game Club, 7 p.m., Fryeburg Fire Department, Main St. FMI: 935-2625. Feb. 9 — Fryeburg



Feb. 7 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Hospital, So. High St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. Feb. 7 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 7 — Master Facebook Class, 6 to 7 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Feb. 8 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. Feb. 8 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 8 — Friends of Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. Feb. 8 — Rufus Porter Board Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 8-13 — Free ice skating for Bridgton residents, 3 to 6 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Bridgton Ice Rink, behind Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6478786. Feb. 8 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8786. Feb. 8 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. Feb. 9, 11 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. Feb. 9 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. Feb. 9 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided. Feb. 9 — Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 9 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 9 — Valentine’s Day card-making workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bridgton Hospital cafeteria. FMI: 795-8250, 1-877336-7287. Feb. 10 & 11 — Free Income Tax Preparations for people of all ages with low to moderate income, Community Center. Call 647-3116 for appointment. Feb. 10 — Yoga, 10:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 693-5247. Feb. 10 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Feb. 10 — Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 11 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Meeting/Potluck, 6 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 12 — CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Classes, 9 a.m., Community Center. Feb. 12 — Lakeside Garden Club, 10 a.m., Community Center. Feb. 12 — Newborn care class

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end of the summer session, the students tie-dyed undershirts and socks for MSH newborns. They still have plans to help promote dental health in their school and purchase soccer balls for the “Building Peace through Play” programs of Heifer International. PKA was made possible by a federally-funded grant to C.A. Snow School in Fryeburg, Denmark School and New Suncook, all 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The latter offers an after school enrichment program providing academic support, activities

and snacks. From Dec. 1 to Jan. 31, MSH competed for a $250,000 grant in the nationwide Pepsi Refresh Project, placing 69th among more than 300 applicants. The grant would have fulfilled the urgent need for a transitional residence. Given the dimensions of the moral support provided to their ongoing work during the competition, trustees and Executive Director Cyndi Broyer, plan to complete their strategic planning leading into a capital campaign.  Mother Seton House Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization giving support to pregnant women, new mothers and infants in need. Fryeburg and surrounding communities in both Maine and New Hampshire are served. Donations in any amount are gratefully accepted by mail to Mother Seton House, Inc.; P.O. Box 673, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or by direct deposit to any Norway Saving Bank. For further information see

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DENMARK — For the last eight years, a select group of talented performers from the Singers Workshop at the Denmark Arts Center has created revue shows celebrating Valentine’s Day. This year, another new show under the direction of Lillian Lee Morse (at the piano) will blossom on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark. The cast represents both the Arts Center and Mountain Top Music Center in Conway, N.H. The audience, from the entire Lake Region area, is invited to arrive, be seated at candlelit tables, served free popcorn, snacks and soda (BYOB), and enjoy a two-hour show presented by Teresa Dyer, Susie Mosca, Ginnie Spaulding, Janet Gill, Sue Farrington, Chaz LaFreniere, Tom Ferent, Craig Holden, Dave Mason, Phil Chesley, David Cronin and Ralph Morse. The songs are arranged by the director, and geared to individual styles that include old and new theatre, jazz, and popular sources. Skits called “GRIN-terludes” are interspersed throughout the performance, along with an audience sing. Composers include Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Lerner & Loewe, plus others. Admission is $12. Proceeds benefit the Denmark Arts Center. For information and reservations, call 452-2412 or 4522507.

SEBAGO — The North Sebago Ladies Circle recently knitted 25 scarves and donated them to the competitors of area Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is grateful for the donation.

NAPLES — The third annual “Family Fun Skate Night” will be held at the Naples Community Arena on Route 11 by the American Legion on Friday, Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. If the weather is poor, the event will be held on Feb. 18, same time and place. There will be a live DJ playing music to go along with hot cocoa and a bonfire to warm up by while enjoying skating with family and friends. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call Naples Rec Director Harvey Price Jr. at 595-0602.

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HARRISON — Harrison Recreation and the Harrison Youth Boosters present their 2011 Skate Fest at the Bridgton Academy Ice Arena this Sunday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This event is free for all Harrison residents. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and helmets are highly recommended. Come join the fun before the kickoff between the Steelers and Packers! The Rec and Boosters will have hot dogs, chili, mac n’ cheese, brownies and beverages available. Assorted size skates will be available. Skate sharpening is $4 for hockey skates and $5 for figure skates. For more information, please contact Harrison Recreation Director Paula Holt at 5832241.

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LOVELL — Under the guidance of Coordinator Heather Sawin and Assistant Dawn Ferguson, Pequawket Kids Association (PKA) students taking part in the “Community Service Club” have been helping various groups in their community. Sawin reports that they made fir pillows for the troops, decorated boxes for area Christmas food baskets, made fleece pulls and dog treats for service dogs of ACTS and, of course, fashioned the adorable little hats for the babies of Mother Seton House (MSH). At the

RD/LD, dietician, and Carol Miller, dietary director. Russell and Miller will concentrate their presentations on the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Russell will explain the Mediterranean diet, its philosophies, and how adopting it can mean delicious healthful meals that are good for you. For more information or to register for the Bridgton Hospital program, call 6476055. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 21.


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problems. Following this speaker, Dr. Ingraham’s lecture focuses on leg pain or aching, which may be a sign of peripheral artery disease or PAD, a common circulatory problem in which hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) obstructs blood flow to limbs. PAD may also reduce blood flow to the heart and brain. Dr. Ingraham will describe symptoms of this condition and discuss how PAD is diagnosed and treated. Following the two keynote speakers, Nancy C. Rich, Ph.D., PT, FACSM, physical therapist at Bridgton Hospital and expert on women’s health and women’s physical therapy, will lead the audience in stretching exercises that are easy and effective. Also featured at the event will be Bridgton Hospital professionals Linda Russell,


HATS FOR HOUSE — Pequawket Kids Association students (left to right) Kate Re, Shania Drew, Austin Garrett, Reilly Brown, Ainsley Foster, and Zachary Boucher present personally cut and sewn hats to Mother Seton House Director Cyndi Broyer.

The Central Maine Medical Family and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute (CMHVI) will host the 11th Annual “A Heart to Heart” Heart Disease Conference on Saturday, Feb. 26. Bridgton Hospital will feature the keynote lectures as a video conference, followed by on-site stretching exercises, heart healthy Mediterranean cooking information and taste testings. The free program runs from 8 a.m. to noon and will be offered in the Bridgton Hospital boardroom, located in the main lobby. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Two keynote speakers are featured. “Metabolic Syndrome: A Chronic Illness Conspiracy?” presented by Katarina Latkovich, M.D., Central Maine Internal Medicine and “Peripheral Artery Disease And Rehabilitation” by Allan Ingraham, M.D., Central Maine Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Latkovich’s presentations discusses a “set” of conditions — unhealthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body shape — that can work against you in a condition called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Learn how lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health

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HARRISON — Knitting Basics for ages 9-17 will continue on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. through February at Harrison Village Library. If your child would like to learn how to knit, please call the library to register for this class — it’s free. An adult knitting circle has also begun meeting at the library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; all skill levels are welcome.

Parents who homeschool their children are invited to attend the Homeschool Support Group meeting at the library on Monday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Come meet other parents, get and give support, and exchange ideas and advice (adults only, please). For more information on any of these programs, contact the library at 583-2970.

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Garth Thompson and Teresa M. Dalpe are pleased to announce their engagement. A summer 2011 wedding is planned. Garth is the son of John and Karen Thompson of Naples. He is a 2010 graduate of Lake Region High School and is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps.   Teresa is the daughter of Keith Dalpe of Bridgton and Judi Tedeschi-Milligan of Norway. She is a 2010 graduate of Lake Region High School and is currently a Fashion Retail Management student of Columbia College Chicago.

SAD 61 Elementary School Feb. 7 – Feb. 11 MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, baked potato wedges, baby carrots, applesauce, milk. TUESDAY: Tacos, taco bar with romaine, Goya black beans, orange, milk. WEDNESDAY: Tomato soup, ham & cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, mini pretzels, celery sticks, chilled peaches, milk. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar with romaine & mesclun, chilled fruit cocktail, milk. FRIDAY: Whole-wheat pancake, maple syrup, sausage patty, petite banana, milk. SAD 61 Middle School Feb. 7 – Feb. 11

MONDAY: Stuffed crust pizza, baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, fresh deli sandwich, mini pretzels, chilled peaches, milk. TUESDAY: Baked chicken patty, fish burger, veggie patty, whole-wheat bun, fresh deli sandwich, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sweet potato fries, pineapple, milk. WEDNESDAY: Beef taco, fresh salad bar, BBQ rib sandwich, fresh deli sandwich, cantaloupe, milk. THURSDAY: Macaroni & cheese, hot dog on bun, fresh deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, chilled pears, low-fat chocolate chip cookie, milk. FRIDAY: Stuffed crust pizza, fresh deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, chilled fruit cocktail, milk.

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Kimberly June Warren and David R. Thomson announce their engagement. The couple presently resides in Nashville, Tenn. Kimberly June is the daughter of David E. Warren and Sandra J. Warren of Naples and the Dominican Republic. Previously, Kimberly June worked for her uncle, J.R. Warren at the Naples Lobster Pound and at the Market Basket in Harrison. She has performed at Bray’s Brewpub in Naples. Kimberly is presently employed by a country music publishing company in Nashville, which produced Keith Urban’s latest, Put You in A Song, currently Number 4 on the Billboard charts. David is from Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is a songwriter for Sony and had a Top 10 hit on Canadian country radio. The couple plans to marry on Aug. 6, 2011 at her parents’ home on Long Lake in Naples.

CASCO — Wings & Things Clothing & Apparel (a.k.a. The Clothes Closet) at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. New or gently used clothing donations are always welcome. The month of February is V.I.P. “Very Important Professionals” month, and all the clothes closet’s men’s and ladies’ suits and accessories and “dress-up” clothing is going to be half price. Men could get

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Standish. FMI: 893-6615. Feb. 5 — Child Safety Seat training class, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Station, Beal St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 138. Feb. 5 — Great Chili Challenge by Windham Community Garden, 2 to 7 p.m., No. Windham Union Church Parish Hall, Rte. 302. FMI: 892-7192. Feb. 5 — Annual fried clam supper by Rock-O-Dundee Riders snowmobile club, 4 to 6:30 p.m., clubhouse, Paine Rd., East Oxford. FMI: 539-2616, 539-2322. Feb. 6 — American Cancer Society Race To Beat Cancer, Hope on the Slopes, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Cranmore, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3563719. Feb. 7 — Meet Thomas Alva Edison as portrayed by Jon Hively, 7 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-447-5552.

Feb. 8 — Personal Safety for Seniors, 10 to 11:30 a.m., SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcoln Rd., Lewiston. FMI: 1-800-427-1241. Feb. 9 — ABC’s of Breast Health, 10 to 11 a.m., SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcoln Rd., Lewiston. FMI: 1800-427-1241. Feb. 9 — Wednesday Knitter’s Group, noon, Soldier’s Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Feb. 11 — Invasive Plants in Your Own Backyard by Naturalist Jackie Cressy, 7 p.m., McLaughlin Science Building, Gould Academy, Bethel. FMI: 824-3806. Feb. 12 — Maine Poets Read: Beyond Leaves of Grass, 11 a.m. to noon, Portland Museum of Art, Congress St., Portland. Feb. 12 — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament by Responsible Pet Care, doors open 11:30 a.m., play 1 to 5 p.m., Norway Municipal Complex, 19 Danforth St., Norway. FMI: 743-8679. Feb. 12 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050, 577-6894.

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Bridgton audit

Nose bite

(Continued from Page A) According to Chabot, the town’s cash and investments increased by $68,833 from 2009 from $2,671,797 to $2,740,630. He said that cash and investments is shown net of interfund loans which represents other funds share of the pooled cash account. The property tax collection rate decreased slightly from 95.04% to 94.76%, Chabot said. Meanwhile, accounts receivable decreased by approximately $184,000 due to a large Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) receivable on June 30, 2009. General Fund liabilities — As for General Fund liabilities, Chabot reported that deferred revenue (which totaled $561,000 in 2010 as compared to $484,000 in 2009) represents taxes still unpaid 60 days after the end of the fiscal year. He added that these amounts are not recognized as revenues in the current year. General Fund equity — The Undesignated Fund balance was $2,362,698 in 2010 and $2,482,000 in 2009, or a decrease of $119,302. Chabot said the Undesignated Fund balance is currently 17.29% of the budget compared to 17.14% in 2009. The Designated/Reserve fund balance stood at $466,555 in 2010 and $475,403 in 2009. General Fund revenues — Overall, General Fund revenues came in $520,958 under budget in 2010, with $13,965,857 budgeted and an actual amount of $13,444,899. Chabot said significant changes include: that property taxes were under budget due to the change in deferred revenue of $77,000; intergovernmental revenues were under budget in State Revenue Sharing by $61,190, municipal rent by $66,688 and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) by $50,791, but were partially offset by FEMA grant revenue of $106,175; licenses and permits were under budget due to building and plumbing permits coming in lower than anticipated; charges for services was over budget primarily due to transfer station and fire and police department fees exceeding budget; interest earned was below budget due to the lower rates; and other revenues was over budget due to the sale of property. General Fund expenditures — According to Chabot, General Fund expenditures were budgeted at $13,965,857 but the actual was $13,573,049, for a variance of $392,808. He said the significant changes in this account were: Public Safety was over budget due to recording an accounts payable for the fourth quarter hydrant payment and due to police department payroll costs exceeding budget; Health and Welfare was over budget in solid waste disposal; and much of the positive variances in capital have been carried forward as Designated Fund balance.


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SCOUTS PITCH IN — At a recent meeting, Girl Scout Troop 386 tied two fleece blankets, which will be donated to Project Linus. Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that provides handmade quilts, afghans and blankets to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. The Chickadee Quilters of Bridgton will be hosting a Project Linus Blanket Day this Saturday, Feb. 5. Everyone is welcome to come and be a “blanketeer.” It will be held at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Beth at 699-9107 for more information.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer HIRAM — A 22-year-old local woman has been arrested and charged with felonious aggravated assault, after she allegedly bit her ex-boyfriend’s nose almost completely off and also bit him in the neck. She also is charged with assaulting a minor. Maine State Police arrested Shanan M. Loud on Friday and charged her with Class B aggravated assault, a felony, and Class D assault, a misdemeanor. According to police, Loud assaulted her ex-boyfriend after learning he may have been involved with her half sister, who also was allegedly assaulted Jan. 28. Loud entered no plea at her arraignment on Monday, and had bail set at $1,000 cash or a contract with the Maine Pretrial Services.

Fryeburg: ‘You’re a healthy town’ (Continued from Page A)

million, of which $1.135 million was Undesignated funds and $65,000 was Designated funds. “Your Surplus is down about $400,000, over last year,” said Smith, explaining the reason for that. “In 2010, the town used a little over $300,000” to reduce the property tax impact and also moved $100,000 from the General Fund to the Cemeteries Account “due to a spiritual debate,” Smith said. The town is allowed by law to use the interest from the Cemeteries Account for perpetual care of town-owned cemeteries, according to Smith. “In the past, the town would never budget for perpetual care out of the Cemeteries Account, they used the General Fund,” said Smith. Referring to an instance last year where a resident questioned why $105,000 was in the General Fund account rather than in the Cemeteries Account, Auditor Smith said, “We weren’t looking to raid the Cemeteries Fund. I’ve been the auditor for five years, and the town never transferred any interest out of the Cemeteries Fund. The town took the most conservative approach.” “So, that’s the big reason your Fund Balance went down — the $100,000 transferred to the Cemeteries Fund and the $300,000 was used for tax relief and a couple of other projects,” Smith stated. He went on to explain that the town did not spend the $100,000 in the Cemeteries Fund, rather those monies were just transferred from the General Fund to that account.

Twice a year tax collection helps Selectman Eastman asked Smith, “Are we in a better place, for collecting taxes twice a year?” “You were operating on last year’s money and with (the ongoing) Haleytown Road project — the moral of that story is you were using a boatload of money,” stated Smith. “We borrowed on a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN), too,” said Selectman Wilkey. “There’s no TAN anymore, your cash flow is good and the twice a year (tax billing) is good,” said Smith. “I’m comfortable you can look in your taxpayers’ faces and say, ‘We’ve been frugal.’” Explaining the difference between the town now billing property taxes twice per year instead of once per year, as in previous years, Smith said further, “In the past, the town had a low Fund balance and cash flow was poor. Tax collection was down over 2009 — and you’re the sixth or seventh town I’ve told this to — the economy has taken no prisoners. Liens are up, collections are down. People are trying to save their homes and don’t always pay their taxes on time.” “Your property tax collections were down,” noted Smith, “and that’s an effect of the economy, I’m convinced. Your state revenue sharing was down by $35,000, but you made up for $31,000 of it through excise tax collections.” “You’re a healthy town” “As for the town’s financial position, I think you’re a healthy town,” Smith said. “I’d probably rate your position a B to a

B-plus.” “Your excise tax collections were good,” said Smith. The auditor pointed out that “the State’s got financial problems and towns are beginning to see that.” “There was an eight to 10% decline in revenue projections for some municipalities…but you braced for impact. You put yourselves in a good financial place,” Smith said. “Just consider yourselves fortunate you backed off the pencil on revenue expectations,” said Smith. “I think you will have to do that again, this year.” Smith also suggested the town look at putting a policy in place regarding custodial credit risk, saying, “There are two types of credit risk — market risk and custodial risk.” “Market risk you have no control over, while custodial risk is totally, totally in your control,” said Smith. “Two years ago, you did have an investment fund that fluctuated badly, and it has been transferred, and you recovered nicely. Clearly, you lost some market value — about $10,000 in a trust. Now, it’s back in a fund, and the town stopped the bleeding. It’s nice to look your constituents in the face and say, ‘We’re frugal with our money.’ It’s also nice to be able to say to them, ‘Your money’s safe.’ Your money is safe. But, you need to put something (in a policy) that is more to Fryeburg’s needs.” “After spending $6.5 million, you were within $6,000 of what you expected to spend,” Smith announced. “That’s pretty tight — pretty frugal.” As for the Haleytown Road

reconstruction project, Smith advised the selectmen and town manager, “There is almost $600,000 left, to finish that project. That was a big project for the town. It is time to bring some closure to that — it’s been three years.” “The state’s been holding us up — the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and the Corps (Army Corps of Engineers),” stated Selectman Wilkey regarding the status of the Haleytown Road project. “Boston has the Big Dig, we have Haleytown Road,” said Chairman Klinepeter. The town’s projection for its Surplus couldn’t have been better, the auditor said. “You were spot on,” said Smith. “I’m here to deliver that message. It’s good news. It’s good fortune. You were spot on.” As for recommendations made by Smith for improvements the town could make, Selectman Eastman stated, “I thought it was a good presentation, and I know full well that Sharon’s already working on some of your recommendations.” “Well, that’s a pretty good report card,” said Eastman. “That is pretty good, considering the hits we took from the State,” Wilkey said.

Bad news

“We are looking to lose State Revenue Sharing more than we lost already, for this budget year,” Town Manager Jackson said. “Now, there will be a $50,000 deduction from the current budget here. So, we won’t get in the revenue we’re projecting from State Revenue Sharing, and goodness knows what we’ll get next year.”

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February 3, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Lakers up for the challenge Carter dominates inside in 46-42 win over Greely

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As a freshman, Tianna-Jo Carter was a little nervous about becoming a member of the varsity girls’ basketball team. “At the beginning of the season, I was really nervous. I knew everyone on the team, but didn’t really know them very well,” she said. “As the games went on, I got to know everyone. Now, we’re family.” The nerves are certainly gone, and the Laker center is starting to confidently assert herself as a force to be reckoned with. Carter turned in a dominant performance Monday night, scoring 20 points while hauling down 26 rebounds and blocking five shots to lead the Lakers (12-2) to a thrilling 46-42 victory over third-ranked Greely (11-3). The 6-foot-1 rookie center was active at both ends of the court. She posted up strong against Greely’s big front line, and scored the team’s final seven points in the third quarter to put the Lakers up 31-29. Early in the fourth, she worked hard to gain inside position and scored off two offensive rebounds. On a night that she was a main offensive threat, Carter’s shot blocking proved to be the difference as she forced the Rangers to alter their shots. Maybe the biggest play came with just under a minute left with the Lakers clinging to a 44-40 lead. Greely forward Jacyln Storey made a quick

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move to the left and appeared headed for a lay-up when out of nowhere Carter blocked the shot — this was no slight tip, it was rejected with authority.

“When I saw her going by, I said, ‘Oh no.’ I ran as fast as I could and tried to time hitting the ball out of her hand when she went up to shoot. Luckily, it worked,” Carter said. Like Carter, LR players closed the game with a great deal of composure — first, running the clock down with some precision passing between guards Sydney Hancock, Abby Craffey and Kasey Huntress; then Craffey and Huntress (with 9.1 seconds left) making key front ends of 1-and-1 foul shot chances to seal the victory. “Our composure was fantastic. We took care of the basketball. We played with confidence. We moved the ball and weren’t just looking for just one player to attack. A complete team effort tonight,” LR Coach Paul True said. “That was an unbelievable battle. Great effort, a well-played game by both teams. Just very, very sound fundamental basketball. It must have been a great game to watch. Defensively, it was 32 minutes of the way we want to play. For the most part, we pressured the ball all over the court without fouling, which has been one of our keys. Tonight, we were very disciplined.” Coach True had high praise for his freshman center, as well. “Tianna, she’s a special player, and a special kid. n my seven years here, that may have been the best single player CAN’T GET ANY TIGHTER COVERAGE THAN THAT! — Lake Region guards Abby performance I’ve seen,” Coach Craffey (left, #5) and Rachel Wandishin gave Greely players very little operating room during (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/ True said. “Simply amazing. Monday’s showdown. BIG WIN, Page B

Black, Kluge-Edwards set records

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer GORHAM — Two weeks ago, Jacqui Black set a new Lake Region school record for the two mile, eclipsing the time set by Katie Quinn back in 1987. Black ran the two-mile oval at the University of Southern Maine field house in 12:25.38. “Jacqui was able to run the two mile much fresher than she usually does,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “This combined with great pacing by Mason Kluge-Edwards (boys run at the same time) and eventual winner Kelsey Barton of Cape Elizabeth helped Jacqui through the first mile in 6:05. She covered the next 800 meters in 3:10. We didn’t tell her about the shot at the record until three or four laps to go.” Coach Snow said that for Black to break the record, she still needed to cover the last 800 meters in 3:11.  “You could she the grimace on her face from the pace, but the shot at the record made her give just a little more,” he said. “Each stride had purpose.  Each breath was more crucial.  She went 45 on the final lap to break the record by 1.2 seconds.” Last week, it was Mason Kluge-Edwards’ turn. He JACQUI BLACK set a new Lake Region track record in the erased Mike Gullickson’s 55two-mile run, eclipsing the mark set by Katie Quinn back in meter hurdle record set in 1985. 1987. Mike’s time was 9.6 H (hand-

held), which is equivalent to 9.84 FAT (fully automatic timing). Mason ran the hurdles in 9.73 FAT. Both records will stand unless Mason goes under 9.60 FAT in the next two weeks. “I’m sure it seems odd to many of you, but trust me that a lot of studies have been conducted to make the conversion table. Mason attacks the hurdles very well and has put in extra time on his starts,” Coach Snow said. “This has made the record possible. Mason also has worked on his high jump approach recently. In the meet last Friday, he improved from 4-feet-10 to 5-feet-2 and garnered second place in the junior division.” Mark MacDougall was fifth in the high jump with a personal record of 4-feet-10. He also ran a very even paced mile to finish in 5:09.32, also fifth place. Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg had three personal records in the meet. He volunteered to run a leg on the 4x800 meter relay team and set a personal record by 16 seconds. He joined Mark MacDougall, Andrew Carlson and Yutaro Katayama on that relay that finished third. Colin also had a personal record in the shot put and his 4x200 meter relay split. Matt Schreiber and Wasint Fahkrajang each had two personal records in the meet.

On the girls’ side, the Lakers scored in multiple events to put forth a serious challenge against two of the top teams in the league. It started with Hannah Perkins’ leg on the 4x800 meter relay (2:35.1). Michelle

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer GORHAM — Although the Raiders fail to be top point winners at the weekly varsity indoor track meets, FA athletes continue to be recognized. Scott Pelkie became the third Raider to earn MVP honors over the past four weeks. He joins Jamie Gullikson and Emily Heggie. Pelkie won the junior shot put with a toss of 38-feet 8.25-inches at Friday’s meet held at the University of Southern Maine at Gorham.

and mile these last two weeks in preparation for WMC and the State Meet,” the coaches said. Corrin Bedell went down to the 55 meter 8.02 and up to the 800 meter 2:39.70, just missing the standard in both. “We have a very strong solid group of athletes with many on the bubble as far as State standards go,” they said. Dennis Cambell is very close in both the 55 dash and the 200 meters, while Jamie Gullikson is ready to qualify in the pole

vault and the 55 hurdles. “Jake and Jared Schrader are working very hard to find that standard and Chris Solter can taste it in both the mile and the 800,” the coaches reported. “With two meets left to qualify, it is our hope to have a large bus going to Bates on Feb. 21.” Here’s how Raiders fared last Friday: Boys’ division Junior Shot Put: 1. Scott Pelkie 33-8.25; 13. David Powers 20-0.25

Basselet, Julia Carlson, and Maggie Knudsen also had strong legs as the girls won that relay. “We wondered how Hannah would respond after that effort LAKER, Page B

PASSING THE BATON — Fryeburg Academy’s Eric Hannes passes the baton to Tyler O’Keefe during the 4 X 800 meter relay last Friday. (Photo courtesy of Brea McDonald)

Several Raiders make pitch for State Meet berths The effort of the day belonged to Tyler O’Keefe. “He did not win a race, but he improved his 800 time by 5.13 seconds and his mile time by 4.97 seconds,” FA Coaches Kevin McDonald and Bob Collins said. “Tyler is a freshman and with this kind of running his future looks very, very bright.” Other outstanding performances included: Sage Hennessy, lowering both her 55-meter time to 7.73 and her 200-meter time to

27.64. “Sage is having a fantastic year and will be a huge factor as we move forward to the championship meets,” the coaches said. Austin Ward is coming on very strong in the 200 and 400 meters, drawing closer to the state qualifying standards. “We look for Austin to be at Bates College for the State Meet,” the coaches predicted. Laura Pulito is ready to move to the next level. “She has shown she can run with the best. We will focus on her 800

Senior High Jump: 4. Jake Schrader 55-2; 7. Austin Ward 5-0; 8. Dennis Campbell 4-10; 9. Michael Creegan 4-6; (wj 6-0) Long Jump: 18. Jake Schrader 13-10.50; 19. Dennis Campbell 13-8; 20. Michael Creegan 13-6; 24. Maurice Williams 13-1.50; 25. Nolan Hunsicker 13-1; 26. Andrew Emery 12-10.50; 35. David Powers 10-1.50; (wj 18-10) 4x800 Relay: 1. Fryeburg 10:00.89 RAIDER, Page B

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sarah Curley has proven herself to be an extremely strong member of the Lake Region varsity cheerleading team and a positive role model for those new to the sport. “As an experienced varsity cheerleader, she has continued to show her ability to help her teammates learn the sport, and be dedicated no matter what is going on outside of practice. She always keeps a smile on her face,” said her coaches, Nicole Muise, Ashleigh London and Darcie Kent. “This season, she has had one of the strongest attendances in both practices and games. Sarah has been someone we (coaches) have come to rely on. We have all been very proud of how far she has come and how hard she has worked to get there. That’s why we have chosen her as this week’s Player of the Week.” SARAH, Page B

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Don Kellough is a “quiet leader” of the Ice Cats varsity hockey team. “Don leads by example. Even in the tough games, Don (who plays forward) finds a way to put points on the board for us,” said Lake Region/ Fryeburg Academy Ice Cats Head Coach Dave Lepage. “His work ethic is second to none. He currently leads us in total points and goals for the season,” Coach Lepage said. In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Don is 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 DON, Page B

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Lakers notch big win over Greely

(Continued from Page B) I couldn’t be happier, and her teammates couldn’t be happier for her.” Carter credited her steady improvement to her coaches and teammates. “The other post players — Hannah (Cutting), Kelsey (Winslow) and Shannon (Van Loan) — in practice, they really help me out a lot. They tell me what I am doing wrong and doing right, and they support me. It gives me more confi-

dence to take the ball to the basket,” she said. The Lakers looked to attack the lane early with Carter scoring the club’s first 4 points. Cutting also was aggressive, scoring off a nifty baby hook shot and a foul line jumper as her Greely defender decided to sag in the lane. Greely, meanwhile, came out shooting from the perimeter. Three straight 3-pointers — two by Megan Coale and the other by Caroline Hamilton

— gave the Rangers an early 9-4 lead. LR guards would not give too many more open looks the rest of the night. In fact, the guards — Hancock, Craffey, Huntress and Rachel Wandishin — bodied up, full court never giving the Rangers any breathing room. “I expected them to shoot them (3-pointers). We’ve been talking about this since the first time we were getting ready to play Greely. Coale, Hamilton and Munson — they’re the shooters and we’ve gone over that. We lost distance, and I give them credit for knocking down the open shots. It opened our eyes a little bit, and maybe our girls put a little more credence to what I was trying to communicate with them. We adjusted very well,” Coach True said. Both teams played tough defense in the second as the clubs each scored just 4 points. Points didn’t come any easier in the third as the Lakers biggest lead would be 5 points early on as Craffey drained a 3-pointer. But, the Rangers tied the game at 24-24 and 29-29 as Coale knocked down a 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left. LR regained the lead as Carter banked a shot off the backboard with a second left. The fourth quarter had LR fans rocking the gym. LR seemed to open up a little daylight when Cutting and Carter each scored inside hoops, and Huntress netted a 3-pointer off a quick pass from Hancock for a 40-31 lead with 6:16 left. Following a timeout, the Rangers stormed back as Hamilton sank a 3-pointer to close within 40-36. Two foul shots by Kelsey Winslow and a baseline floater by Hancock (who Coach True felt played MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT — Lake Region freshman “phenomenal” in running the center Tianna-Jo Carter looks to shoot against Greely’s post Laker offense) with 4:03 left players. Carter finished with a game-high 20 points. gave LR a 44-36 lead. (Greg Van Vliet/ Photo) Greely clawed back as

CLUTCH SHOOTING — Lake Region guard Kasey Huntress delivered in the clutch Monday night, sinking a big 3-pointer and a free throw down the stretch. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet) Hamilton scored on a driving shot and Sara Warnock swished two foul shots with 3:27 left to make it 44-40. Entering a stall, the Lakers trimmed over 2 minutes off the clock. Craffey somehow managed to split two Greely defenders along the sideline to keep the LR possession alive. Coach True liked how his club closed out the game, making big shots and keeping their cool. “What was nice was Tianna had a couple of put backs, Hannah hits a shot and then Kasey drills the three. Sydney is distributing the ball. Even though one or two players hit key shots, it was a team effort. BIG WIN, Page 11B

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Jared Schrader

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Jared Schrader accepts all challenges during indoor varsity track with “enthusiasm and remains upbeat at all times,” according to his Fryeburg Academy Coaches Kevin McDonald and Bob Collins. “He has a high energy level, which transfers to his teammates,” the coaches added. In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Jared is this week’s Raider Boosters Club “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Fryeburg Academy athlete is recognized for his/her dedicaJARED, Page B

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Profile: Sarah Curley

(Continued from Page B) and she did well,” Coach Snow reported. Perkins won the junior division 400 and 200 meters. “They weren’t her best times, but we knew the relay effort would affect her later performances. Hannah has a few goals for the next three weeks. That is her focus. It will be interesting how it all plays out.” Four girls had three personal records at the meet: Elizabeth Schreiber in the 800 meters, long jump and 4x200m relay; Leanne Kugelman in the 55 meter dash, 200 meters and 4x200m relay; Elysha Bosworth in the 55 meter dash, long jump and 4x200m relay; Emma Rickert in the 55 meter dash, 200 meters and long jump. “All four girls smile constantly, are a pleasure to coach, and are great teammates,” Coach Snow said. “I’m so happy they had a successful meet.” In other race notes: Emily Hemingway had personal records in the 55 meters and the 200 meters. “She has worked on her starts and I think that paid off at the meet,” Coach Snow said. Michelle Basselet set two personal records in finishing second in the senior high jump and 400 meters. Basselet hopes to focus more time in practice to these events and to keep improving. Jacqui Black lowered her mile personal record by 7 seconds and ran a tough 800 meters. She is working on her speed and hopes it pays off in a better time in the two mile. Doe Leckie continues to be a top competitor in the hurdles and 55 meters. She missed the first month or so due to an

CATCHING SOME AIR — Fryeburg Academy’s Sophie Creegan heads for the sand pit during the long jump competition at the University of Southern Maine. (Photo by Brea McDonald) injury, and has worked hard to get the times she ran last year, Coach Snow said. “It hasn’t happened yet, but we still have a few more weeks,” he added. Meet results Boys’ division Long Jump: Matt Schreiber 16-5 pr; Andrew Carlson 120.75; Aldi Guzja 10-6.5 Triple Jump: Mark MacDougall 32-6; Wasnit Fahkrajang 28-9 pr One Mile: 5. Mark MacDougall 5:09.32; Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg 7:00.05 800 Meters: Andrew Carlson 2:42.14, season best Two Mile: Mason KlugeEdwards 13:14.51 4 X 800 Relay: 3. Lake Region 10:59.58; Andrew Carlson 2:37.9, Mark MacDougall 2:38.9, Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg 3:00.9 pr, Yutaro Katayama 2:41.9 Junior (Grades 9-10) 55 meter hurdles: 1. Mason Kluge-Edwards 9.73, LR school record

Junior High Jump: 2. Mason Kluge-Edwards 5-2 pr; 5. Mark MacDougall 4-10 pr Senior (Grades 11-12) Shot Put: Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg 29-9.5 pr; Aldi Guzja 26-11.5; Wasnit Fahkrajang 22-0.25 Senior 55 meter dash: Dakota Bush 7.50, Matt Schreiber 7.65, Wasnit Fahkrajang 8.26, Aldi Guzja 8.72 Senior 400 Meters: Yutaro Katayama 1:03.60 Senior 200 Meters: Dakota Bush 26.38, Yutaro Katayama 28.23 4 X 200 Relay: Matt Schreiber 27.0 pr; Dakota Bush 27.8; Colin BridgeKoenigsberg 28.5 pr; Wasnit Fahkrajang 29.0 pr; total 1:52.09 Team standings: York 334, Cape Elizabeth 97, Poland 59, Freeport 53, Fryeburg Academy 49, Lake Region 28, Traip Academy 15. Girls’ division Senior 55 meter hurdles: 2. Doe Leckie 9.31; 4. Hannah

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(Continued from Page B) In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Sarah is 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, and a $25 gift certificate to Salon at 616 in Casco. The Curley File Name: Sarah Curley Year in School: Sophomore Town: Bridgton Parents: Sheila Curley and Joel Curley School Activities/Sports: Varsity cheering Q. Why did you choose cheering? I picked cheering because I’ve always wanted to be a cheerleader. I look at the sport as challenging and fun at the same time. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Next season, I would like to improve my tumbling and maybe even get my back handspring. Q. What do you enjoy the most? The best feeling is after competing at a competition or performing at halftime at a game, knowing that you and your team worked hard for that moment to shine and show everybody what cheerleading means to you. Q. What do you like the least? There is nothing that I don’t like about cheering. Everything about cheerleading is so much fun. Q. What makes you successful? Working hard as a team and practicing. Putting my mind to it and trying my absolute best. Q. What would your dream moment be? My dream moment would be having our team place at Regionals next year and make it to States. That would be amazing! Q. What has cheering taught you? Cheerleading has taught me to get more involved in school. You are representing your school, which takes a lot of pride. Q. Who has inspired you? My older brother has inspired me because he is always pushing me to try my best at sports and schoolwork. He was always involved with sports at his school, and I looked up to him as a leader. He inspired me to want to get involved with sports.


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Raider track

(Continued from Page B) Junior 55 Meters: 10. Wayne Smith 7.75; 12. Scott Pelkie 7.75; (wt 7.14) Senior 55 Meters: 5. Dennis Campbell 7.34; (wt 6.95) Mile Run: 10. Tyler O’Keefe 5:39.42; (wt 4:54.75) Junior 400 Meters: 4. Jared Schrader 1:01.01; 6. Eric Hannes 1:02.46; 12. Andrew Emery 1:08.19; (wt 55.22) Senior 400 Meters: 6. Austin Ward 58.79; 7. Chris Solter

1:00.32; 9. Maurice Williams 1:07.57; 10. Nolan Hunsicker 1:08.14; 11. Michael Creegan 1:11.30; (wt 55.51) 800 Meters: 4. Jared Schrader 2:23.80; 5. Jake Schrader 2:24.22; 7. Tyler O’Keefe 2:36.76; 15. David Powers 3:16.67; (wt 2:09.01) Junior 200 Meters: 11. Eric Hannes 28.55; 11. Wayne Smith 28.55; 22. Andrew Emery 30.53; (wt 25.05) Senior 200 Meters: 6. Austin

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CASCO – 3-bedroom, 1-bath Farmhouse with ± 9.22 acres of fields surrounding the home with large attached barn. Quiet road, yet not far from town. Large attached, glassed-in porch on back of home. Has woodstove in country kitchen as second source of heat. $189,900. MLS #999069

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Bridgton – Commercial Opportunity – One unit left, located across from Renys on Main Street, Bridgton. Great location to grow your business. $169,500. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 974316)

Bridgton – Classic 3-bedroom Saltbox with a shared Long Lake frontage of docks and a boat slip. Sunny deck, nice grounds. $275,000. Stan Harmon 693-7279 (MLS 998886)


Casco – One owner, well-kept split entry home in a nice neighborhood. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, finished basement. $174,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 992957)

If you are thinking about selling your property… 2 HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF 1! Impressive contemporary setting on Long Lake with so many extras in every nook and cranny. Open 1st floor with fireplace and all glass. Full basement. Detached cottage, fully-contained with open floor plan, fireplace, 2nd floor 2-bed sleeping loft. $649,000. MLS #999895

BRIDGTON – MUST SEE – 1998 3-bedroom, 2bath home with 2 additional INCOME-PRODUCING RENTALS, 1 at $650 a month and the other at $350 a month. All setting on ±36 acres with 300' on Rte. 302 with seasonal views of Pleasant Mtn. and Mt. Washington. 5 min. to boat launch and skiing. $299,900. MLS #962893

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Waterford, Reduced! – 100 ft. private waterfront on Papoose Pond with spectacular water views from 32 ft. glass & screen porch. Completely remodeled-just move in! All new metal roof, gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, hickory cabinets & large island, bathroom, electric, flooring, water system, septic system. Sandy beach. Peaceful. $244,900.

North Bridgton – 3-BR, 2-BA home situated in North Bridgton village with seasonal views of Long Lake. Enclosed breezeway with attached garage, deck & paved driveway. $159,500.

Bridgton, Reduced! – Exquisite 3 level ski in/ski out townhouse with all the bells & whistles. 2-BR plus extra space in family room; open kitchen/ living/dining; game room; 4 BAs; living & dining area have cathedral ceilings; fireplace; only 2 units in this building! WOW!! $319,000.


Bridgton – Six quality house lots for sale in upscale neighborhood close to pristine Woods Pond & Woods Pond Beach. Peaceful, private setting; high & dry. An exceptional value! $29,900 for lots in the 2 to 3 acre range, and $36,900 for 6 acre lot.

Bridgton – 3.9 acres situated in rural setting, yet close to town, skiing and area lakes. Nice, level lot. $41,900.

Harrison – Attractive 4-bedroom, 2bath Cape on 9.3 acres. Open design with cathedral ceiling in living room. Attached 2-car garage. Great location. Recent updates. $149,999. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 974752) #0220-2322

Naples – Almost new ranch, convenient to Bridgton and Naples. New appliances, freshly-painted. Ready to move in! $137,500. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 995150)

Naples – Beautiful deeded sandy beach ROW on Long Lake comes with this 2+ bedroom, 2-bath ranch. Basement family room, fireplace, 1-car garage. $199,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 976619)

Naples – 2500 sq. ft. log home is a true charmer, completely renovated with new appliances, lighting, flooring and baths. Large deck. 3 floors of living. A must see. $179,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 979093)

Naples – Fantastic colonial on 1.6 acres, one of Naples’ nicest neighborhoods. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Great kitchen. Some views and priced great. Only $225,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 972300)

Naples – Brandy Pond! Fabulous 5bedroom Contemporary on 2.5 acres with 235 ft. waterfront. Porches, decks, docks, gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace and guest cottage. $849,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 969008)

Naples – Get all the sunsets on your very own 110’ of Long Lake frontage. 2 old Maine-style camps on the water’s edge with a large footprint to go by. $399,000. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 997605)

Naples – Excellent opportunity to purchase a 4-season condo. Owners are motivated to sell. Great lake and mountain views, deck, sandy beach, tennis courts, clubhouse, close to village for golf. 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished room in walkout basement. $245,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 990998)

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

Otisfield – Contemporary Cape on large waterfront lot. 3-season porch/sunroom. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, Sandy entrance to Saturday Pond. $399,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 993857)

Bridgton – 1950’s 3-BR ranch with original wood floors. 2-car garage, full basement, porch, cute kitchen & lots of potential. $99,500.

Bridgton – Unbelievable views! The sight of Pleasant Mountain across the lake awaits you every time you look out the windows of this lovely 3-BR Moose Pond cottage with 100 ft. of private waterfront. Enjoy the 3-season porch overlooking one the Lake Region’s finest examples of open-air beauty. Also includes dock, family room with fireplace, living room with woodstove & more! $489,900.

Bridgton – Neat-as-a-pin seasonal cottage on Long Lake. Excellent deep water frontage. Private, beautiful views down the lake North & South. Newer septic, outbuildings, deck & dock. Sold mostly furnished. $398,000.

Bridgton – Great 2.87-acre lot in prime Route 302 Bridgton location ready for commercial venture. Property also includes professionally designed stone enclosure for business sign. $199,000. Naples – 3-BR ranch-style home on very pretty corner lot with approximately 1.65 acres. Private, dead-end street. Open kitchen & dining area with cathedral ceilings. Full, finished basement & outbuilding. $130,000.

Denmark – Lovely home with all the modern updates and antique charm! Gleaming hardwood, tile bath, 3 bedrooms, large landscaped yard and 2-car garage. Attic easily finished. $174,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 989569)

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Bridgton – Beautiful waterfront lot for sale on pristine Woods Pond with 166 ft. private waterfront! A lovely location for your dream home on this gently sloping, very private parcel. $185,000. Bridgton – Beautifully landscaped 4BR colonial offering wood & tile floors, stainless steel appliances, 3 BAs, finished basement & 2-car attached garage. Quiet neighborhood tucked away in the woods, yet only 3 miles from town. $283,500.

Casco – This 3-bedroom multilevel home sets on ±3 acres, with lots of possibilities. Gas fireplace, 1-car garage, farmer’s porch, deck and more! $179,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 990214)

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Denmark – Attention snowmobilers! Very affordable bank-owned 3-BR farmhouse in great location with nice views of mountains & the pond across the street. Major trails nearby. Gas fireplace. $89,900. #0164-6860


NEW L Oxford – Cute, rustic cottage with frontage on Hogan and Whitney Ponds. Lots of possibilities. Wraparound porch, new roof, sandy beach and water views! $138,900. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 974054)

Sebago – This extraordinary log home was designed with special attention for ultimate enjoyment of 367’ on Peabody Pond. Many special features. $1,250,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1001238)

Waterford – N. Waterford Firehouse. 3-car garage with living space above. Great location for an in-home business. New well and septic. $99,900. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 950675)


Bridgton – Sweet farmhouse in magnificent setting with westerly views of Pleasant Mountain and Mount Washington. Lovely open, sunny lot in a premier neighborhood. Large eat in kitchen with windows to view. Farm shed. Great opportunity. $239,000.

Bridgton — Very pretty lot close to Shawnee Peak, area golfing and lovely lakes. Lot has stone walls and small pond. $24,900. Nancy Hanson, 8388301. (982129)

Naples — 16+ acres with 675 ft. of water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground. Surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,995,000. Connie Eldridge, 831-0890. (975042)

Otisfield – NEW LISTING — 37+ acres with over 3000 ft. of frontage on town roads. Wooded, development potential. Call for more details. $125,000. Stan Harmon, 693-7279. (997441)

Casco — Nice, level 39-acre lot with ample road frontage and pretty fields. Country setting with development potentials. $99,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (994126)

Naples — Great level building lot. 2.15 acres, trees and close to the lake. Private. A great spot for your new home in the Lakes Region. $34,900. J.R. McGinnis, 693-7272. (923936)

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February 3, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Ice Cats win, 2-1

Profile: Don Kellough (Continued from Page B) specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber, and a $25 gift certificate to Salon at 616 in Casco. The Kellough File Name: Don Kellough Year in School: Junior Town: Naples Parents: Pam and Greg Kellough School Activities/Sports: Varsity hockey, baseball Q. Why did you choose ice hockey? Why not? It’s the fastest sport in the world, and for me, it’s the most fun. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? I hope to pass down my skills and tricks to my younger teammates, that way when they’re seniors, they’ll be educated well. Q. What do you enjoy the most? The thrill of scoring goals and playing a physical game. Wins and losses don’t matter to me. What matters is having fun and learning from my mistakes. Q. What do you like the least? I would say losing, but losing is what makes you better, and why wouldn’t I want to get better? Q. What makes you successful? My friends and family because without my family, I wouldn’t be the player I am today, nor would I be getting this award. So, thank you Mom and Dad and my friends. Q. What would your dream moment be? It’s a big dream, but go big or go home, right? My dream would be to hold the Stanley Cup up high and be proud. Q. What has hockey taught you? To know my limits and that has made me a strong, mental player. Without hockey, I don’t know what kind of person I’d be. Q. Who has inspired you? Alex Ovechkin (all-star player for the Washington Capitals), because not only does he play a physical and mental game, he also has a lethal shot, as well. Someday, I’d like to be just like him.

The Ice Cats had fewer power-play chances than Westbrook, but sophomore defenseman Tyler Hill made the most of his opportunity. Hill scored at the 12:55 mark of the second period to break a tie as the Fryeburg Academy/Lake Region Ice Cats varsity ice hockey team edged Westbrook 2-1 at Bridgton Ice Arena Friday night. Westbrook took a quick 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring off the opening face off, just 18 seconds into the contest. The Ice Cats, however, evened the score at 5:31 on a Don Kellough goal, assisted by Tyler Harnden and Mike LeGoff. The Blue Blazers had seven

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(Continued from Page B) shooter, may not be the best rebounder, and may not even be the best passer on the Fryeburg Academy girls’ varsity basketball team. “Despite those facts, Kendra is a starter and if you watch a Fryeburg game you will find yourself asking, ‘Who is that girl?’ Kendra, although quiet and unassuming is the typical blue-collar player. She comes to play hard every day, whether it be practice or a game, she plays just as hard even when tired or sick,” Coach Leland said. “I have played Kendra in all positions. She is required to know everyone’s job because at one point or another she will be in that position game after game. She gives 100% effort all the time and is a great role model. Her tireless commitment deserves to be recognized.” Coach Leland added, “Kendra is a team player and truly shows excellence in the way Coach Pitino described. Kendra continually works to improve the quality of what she has to offer. If she continues her hard work, and I have no doubt she will, Kendra will not be that player everyone is asking themselves ‘Who is this kid,’ but fans who walk into Wadsworth Arena will know her and be pleased to see #30 on the floor.  I know I will.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Kendra is this week’s Raiders Boosters Club “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Fryeburg Academy 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 the Raiders Boosters Club. The Fox File Athlete: Kendra Fox Year in School: Sophomore Hometown: Fryeburg Parents: Marcus and Paige Fox School groups/Sports: Field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Q. Why did you choose basketball? I have been playing basketball since I was young and I have always loved it. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? This season, I hope to become a better player and make it to the playoffs with my team. Q. What do you enjoy the most? I think the part I enjoy the most is when our team has a good game and we are all working hard and we make it a competitive game. Q. What do you like the least? The thing I enjoy the least about basketball is when the team gets frustrated and we KENDRA, Page 11B

BATTLE IN THE CORNER — Ice Cats Don Kellough (left) is tied up by a Westbrook player during action last Friday night at Bridgton Ice Arena. Kellough scored a goal and picked up an assist as the Ice Cats downed the Blue Blazes. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/



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(Continued from Page B) tion (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by the Raider Boosters Club. The Schrader File Athlete: Jared Schrader Year in School: Freshman Hometown: Denmark Parents: Mark and Julia Schrader School groups/Sports: Interact, Ekelektic, soccer, track, lacrosse Q. Why did you choose indoor track? I chose it because I wanted to stay active during the winter, and basketball was not in the picture. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? I hope to accomplish a sub five-minute mile. Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the rush that comes with running and the great sportsmanship of all the teams. Q. What do you like the least? The exhaustion and soreness that comes after a long hard run. Q. What makes you successful? I work hard and am determined to win. Q. What would your dream moment be? To cream my older brother Jake in the 400 meter dash! Q. What has sports taught you? They have taught me to be a team player while at the same time working individually. Q. What do you like most about your team? They are all supportive and fun to be around! Q. Who has inspired you? Coach Collins because he has taught me strategies that have helped me to become a better, faster runner. Also, Coach McDonald for constantly figuring out ways to help my aches and pains after running.

power-play opportunities, but were unable to crack the Ice Cats’ defense. Goalie Tyler LeGoff recorded 31 saves as Westbrook out shot the Cats 32-16. Harnden and Kellough assisted on the game-winning goal as the Ice Cats improved to 3-8. Up next: The Ice Cats travel tonight, Feb. 3, to the Portland Ice Arena to meet Deering at 6 p.m. The Cats then head to the MHG Ice Centre on Saturday to play Massabesic at 4 p.m. The road swing continues next Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham to take on Bonny Eagle at 8:30 p.m.



Big box ban

To The Editor: The mission of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, (G.B.L.R.C.C.), is to advance the commercial, recreational, industrial, civic and economic interests of its membership communities of Bridgton, Brownfield, Casco, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Lovell, Naples, Raymond, Sebago, Stow, Sweden and Waterford. As written in our bylaws, the Chamber works to promote and develop the economic base of the Lake Region for the benefit of the entire community. It is our goal to promote and support new businesses as well as the expansion of existing businesses that adhere to all local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Historically, Bridgton has served as the economic hub for this area and currently is experiencing a resurgence of growth and business activity throughout the entire town. The petitions to limit size on big box development and prohibit fast food and or formula restaurants are not conducive to maintaining this momentum and will have a negative impact on future growth opportunities. While our individual members may have their own personal interests and opinions regarding these issues, the G.B.L.R.C.C. is not in favor of these proposed changes to the ordinances of the Town of Bridgton. Jim Mains Executive Director GBLRCC

Important decisions

To The Editor: In March, the voters of this Town will be called upon to make some very important decisions about our collective future regarding the McDonald’s and “Big Box” votes. At the outset, it is imperative to keep the debate and dialogue about these matters civil and issue-oriented. Personalities have nothing to do with any of this. There are no “good guys” and “bad guys.” I have worked with the Economic Development Committee, the town manager and other members of the town government. They are good people who have the interest of the town at heart. I have also recently attended a meeting of those opposing McDonald’s and the construc-

tion of large “big box stores.” They, too, are good people, who believe in growth and jobs. They simply believe, as I do, that construction of a Wal-Mart type store in Bridgton would ultimately not serve the town’s interest. As such, we can all have our say without mimicking the horrible state of national politics in which anyone who opposes another’s views is demonized and the issues are never actually discussed. While the construction of McDonald’s is often made the centerpiece of our debate, the true issue has very little to do with it. While personally I would have to be near starvation before I ate a Big Mac, it is not my place to tell anyone else what they should eat. It is just another restaurant. I prefer it not be allowed in the town because it will economically harm other restaurants currently operated by local people. Jobs will be lost at these local businesses and it is highly debatable whether the jobs gained by a McDonald’s will more than marginally exceed the jobs lost. I will likely vote for the amendment prohibiting such restaurants but I cannot make a cogent argument that the presence of Ronald McDonald will change the fundamental character of Bridgton. The construction of a large “big box” store is entirely a different matter. Bridgton is a very unique place. We are one of the few real functional small towns left in Western Maine. We have been recognized in DownEast magazine as a choice destination for those who seek to escape the overwrought and abrasive society that has come to dominate American culture. We have many small businesses that have managed to find a foothold and have helped create the small town New England atmosphere that is dying out virtually everywhere else. A Wal-Mart store would change all of this. Our businessmen could not withstand the price competition. There is a very real danger that the majority of businesses in town would simply cease to exist and, as such, Main Street would become a strip of empty storefronts. No one would even contemplate opening up any new retail business in face of the reality that there is no way they could compete against some behemoth corporation. Just as importantly, we cannot forget the tremendous benefit this town derives from the pristine beauty and country feel of its location. People do not LETTERS, Page B


TOWN OF FRYEBURG PUBLIC HEARINGS The Fryeburg Board of Selectmen will hold two public hearings Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Town Office, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, Maine. The first public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. The selectmen will hear questions and comments on the proposed new Mass Gathering Ordinance. The second public hearing will be to hear questions and comments on the proposed Town of Fryeburg Mobile Vending Ordinance and will begin no earlier than 6:15 p.m. and immediately following the Mass Gathering Ordinance Public Hearing. 1T5


Five weeks from last Tuesday, I had a midlife crisis because of a chair. A slob by avocation (if not vocation), I’d finally become fed up with myself and decided to weedwhack my office, heave out anything that was actively rotting, and get some better stuff. I needed a new computer monitor, a drafting table, and a chair: something to look at, something to sit at, and something to sit on. I hopped online and within minutes was drowning in choices. I found (these are real numbers) 4,634 computer monitors, 54 drafting tables, and 228 drafting chairs — that’s 57,053,808 possible combinations of three utilitarian items. I began whittling. Reading reviews. Tossing out the cheap stuff and the gold plated. Eliminating the cheesy, the chintzy and any chair covered in plaid. I hemmed in the mornings, hawed in the evenings, and after weeks of hair-pulling, I pared it down to 12 possible monitors, 18 potential tables, and one of 70 chairs — I was down to 15,120 combinations. Then, I cried into my sleeve and sifted it down to 4, 12, and 5, leaving me a mere 240 different configurations. Oh, the agony. Eventually, after sleepless nights, much hand-wringing,

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s e c o n d guessing and Advil, I overcame my fear, went to t h r e e websites, made three purchases, and sat back in a cold sweat to wait for FedEx. And now here I sit on my new chair, at my new table, staring at my new monitor, and I could be miserable. According to psychologist Barry Schwartz, people in western industrialized societies are paralyzed by choice — with so many options, we find it difficult to choose anything at all. And, even if we overcome our paralysis and pick door #3, we will always be nagged by the possibility that what was behind door #1 (or #2 for that matter), would have made us happier. “Whenever you’re choosing one thing, you’re choosing not to do the other thing,” Schwartz said in a 2005 lecture. And even when (if) we (final-

The world is changing faster than it ever has. No pundit I follow expected revolutions in across North Africa and the Middle East in less than two weeks. That it all seemed to be driven by Facebook and Twitter is astonishing. Everyone’s watching to see what emerges and all bets are off. Best case scenario? Secular, western-style democracy takes root in each country and the whole region elects westernfriendly governments and moves into the 21st century. That’s what most of the original demonstrators dream of and I hope they get it, but… Worst case scenario? Radical Muslims take control of the revolutions as they did in 1979 Iran in a half-dozen countries, it spreads to Saudi Arabia, they all attack Israel again in a couple of years, and there’s full-scale war across the Middle East. In between those two possibilities might be this: The Egyptian military appoints another of their own like Omar Sulieman to replace Mubarak and everything calms down in the region

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for a bit. Between the time I start writing this Sunday and when it’s published Thursday, a trend might become visible, so I guess I’ll have to revise daily, maybe hourly. The unexpected catalysts for all this have been 20-something males in Tunisia and elsewhere, but not the ones looking to blow themselves up to kill us and get 72 black-eyed virgins in Paradise. Instead, they seem to be secular Arabs who are educated, unemployed or under-employed with modern electronic communications to coordinate demonstrations. But where to they want to take their countries? Most focus is on Egypt because it’s the biggest Arab Muslim country in the region with over 80 million people.

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Thanks to billions in U.S. foreign aid, they have a huge military, and they control the Suez Canal. Demonstrators there say they want Mubarak out and democracy in. Okay. No problem. Mubarak is our ally because he’s a bulwark against radical Muslims like the Muslim Brotherhood — out of which al Qaida, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other enemy groups emerged. If he left, someone else from the military could replace him as I outlined above. Last Thursday, they were joined by thousands of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators. Watch out. I just saw (Sunday) a report-

er on Fox News refer to the Muslim Brotherhood as a “social human rights group.” The Muslim Brotherhood? Is he kidding? One of their affiliates shot Mubarak’s predecessor, Anwar Sadat, because he signed a peace treaty with Israel and because he wouldn’t institute Shariah Law. The Muslim Brotherhood is anything but a “social human rights group.” It would be disastrous for them to take control of Egypt and the Suez Canal, through which a significant portion of the world’s oil passes through every day. The Muslim Brotherhood would never abide by Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. The founding charter of their offspring, Hamas, calls for the killing of every Jew in Israel. The Wall Street Journal just reported (Sunday) that the Muslim Brotherhood is backing Mohamed ElBaradei as the leading spokesman for the Egyptian demonstrators. Some see him as a stabilizing force, but this is MIDDLE, Page 11B



Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a public hearing February 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in said Town to hear public comment on the following referendum ballot question to be voted upon on March 1, 2011: Shall an Ordinance entitled “Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance” be enacted? 2T4

ly!) make a choice, if anything about the result disappoints us, we blame ourselves. Decades ago, “when there were few options and low expectations, if you weren’t satisfied, the world (was) responsible,” Schwartz said. “What could you do? But (now) with lots of choices and high expectations, when you are dissatisfied, the responsibility is yours — you could have done better. The secret to happiness is low expectations.” Beginning five weeks from last Tuesday, all this mindnumbing psycho-economicthis-that-or-the-other-thing analysis left this middle-aged man in want of a chair and full of doubt, holding his debit card in the air but nearly unable to swipe. Schwartz ended his lecture with a cartoon from The New Yorker in which a parent fish was addressing a child fish from the confines of a tiny fishbowl. “You can be anything you want to be — no limits,” the parent fish said.

When Schwartz first saw the cartoon, he was incensed. “Nothing is possible in the fishbowl,” he said. The cartoon was the product of “an impoverished imagination, a myopic view of the world.” But the more he thought about it, the more Schwartz realized that the fish was on to something. “If you shatter the fishbowl so that everything is possible, you decrease satisfaction… (and) you increase paralysis,” he said. (The fish would certainly agree.) Speaking of people, “the absence of some metaphorical fishbowl is a recipe for misery, and I suspect, disaster,” Schwartz concluded. Sitting here in my office, I take up about the same amount of space (proportionally) as the fish in his fishbowl. And we both can be anything we want to be, within limits — but, paradoxically, limits can be liberating, even necessary. And, like the fish with his gravel, plastic plant, and bubbling treasure chest, I’ve decided to be happy with my new monitor, table, chair, and my view out into the world. “Everybody needs a fishbowl,” Schwartz said at the end of his lecture. I just went online, and between Amazon and eBay, I found 2,763 fishbowls — you choose.

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The Bridgton Board of Selectmen and the Bridgton Planning Board will conduct a joint Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of the following two Citizen Petitions which were submitted on January 3, 2011: 1. Petition to Vote at Referendum for Amending the Site Plan Review Ordinance Regarding Size Limit on Big Box Development. 2. Petition to Vote at Referendum for Amending the Site Plan Review Ordinance Regarding Prohibition of Formula Fast Food Restaurants. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. 2T4

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


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


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(Continued from Page B) come to our town to shop at a Wal-Mart type store. They come to get away from the society engendered by their own WalMarts. People from away build summer homes here and visit us because we are what their towns and cities are not. We are real. We are the America that most people only read about or vaguely remember. Let’s not forget that at least half of the real estate taxes we collect are from non-residents who pay full year taxes for just a few weeks a year. We do not have to educate their children or provide many of the other high cost services so this is almost free money. Do we really want to risk devaluing their property and chasing away other prospective members of our part time community by becoming like everyone else? We can and should develop our town to create more jobs. However, these jobs should be


created within the context of the great natural beauty and true small town grace and charm of our town. We can truly become a high-end destination for people seeking to recapture what has been lost elsewhere. This will take an effort from all of us, but in the long run will be far more satisfying and profitable than being yet another small town attached to the end of a Wal-Mart. Glen Niemy Bridgton


To The Editor: Mr. Price Hutchins in his “Earth Notes” column titled, “Missing the American Chestnut,” in the Dec. 30 edition of The Bridgton News discusses the demise of the American Chestnut tree and how that event hurt wildlife. Mr. Price left out the best part of the story. An organization called The American Chestnut Foundation


(TACF) was established in 1984 to bring back the American Chestnut based on new breeding technology called “backcross breeding.” This backcross program produces a tree that is 15/16th American and 1/16th Chinese, and has all the characteristics of the American except that it is blight resistant. Today, TACF has state chapters in all of the states in the East where the American Chestnut grew. This is in the Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont, from Maine to Georgia. I’m the TACF representative from the Maine Chapter in our area (Bridgton, Naples, Harrison, Fryeburg, Sweden, Denmark, Sebago, Casco, Windham and Baldwin. See the website at This TACF program involves finding the few remaining living chestnut trees and using them to cross-pollinate with the Chinese Chestnut, which has blight resistance to the chestnut blight fungus. TACF members have located over 85 wild chestnut


CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting, Taxes, Payroll Service Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 McFadden Pratt & Associate Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600

ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands 595-4020

CARPETING Bolster’s Decorating Center Carpet-Linoleum-Ceramic Always free decorating consulting Rte. 117 at 302, Bridgton 647-5101

Newhall Const. Inc. Framing – Roofing – Finish Handyman services Shawn Newhall 743-6379

Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563

Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903

CATERING A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering Personal chef service/catering Sheila Rollins 583-6074

CHIMNEY LINING The Clean Sweep LLC Chimney Cleaning Service Supaflu and Stainless Steel Chimney lining and relining Dana Richardson 935-2501

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096

Lake & Mtn. View Caretaking ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Residential/Commercial cleaning House watch and pet care WardHill Architecture 18 years Exceptional references 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial 207-650-1101 Julie Parsons Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. McHatton’s Cleaning Service 807-625-7331 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water ATTORNEYS Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Servicemaster 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 935-1950 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA TLC Home Maintenance Co. 132 Main St. Professional Cleaning and P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Property Management 647-8360 Housekeeping and much more 583-4314 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 COMPUTERS Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 Backwoods Computer Consulting Virus recovery/data recovery/web sites Robert M. Neault & Associates Plus more Tim Haight 693-4580 Attorneys & Counselors at Law Ms. C’s Computer Repair Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Senior Citizen Discount P.O. Box 1575, Naples Marjy Champagne 207-228-5279 693-3030 26 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton


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


CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONCRETE Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221

CONSTRUCTION Authentic Timberframes Handcut Timber Frames & Post/Beam Structures – Erected on your site 207-647-5720

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

Douglass Construction Inc. Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Carpenter & General Contractor 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Log homes – decks – remodeling Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Northern Extremes Carpentry Jeff Hadley Builder Custom Decks – Additions New homes, remodels, additions Remodeling – Free Estimates Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Kitchens, tile & wood floors Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Fully insured – free estimates

CARPET CLEANING McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822


27 yrs. experience


J. Jones Construction Services Inc. New Construction – Remodeling Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Free Estimates – Fully Insured Call 928-3561

COPIES The Printery Black & White/Color Copies Special discounts for large orders Fax: Sending and Receiving Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

COUNSELING Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted 207-647-3015 Bridgton

CRANE SERVICE Bill O’Brien Inc. Crane Service Hourly rates 838-7903

DANCE INSTRUCTION The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964


trees in Maine. Locally, we’ve found: Bridgton 4; Naples 5; Harrison 0; Fryeburg 1; Sweden 0; Denmark 1; Sebago 3; Casco 1; Windham 0; and Baldwin 5. The Casco tree was used last summer to produce a line of hybrids for our 11 breeding orchards. Each orchard has about 400 trees. In 10 to 20 years, TACF expects to be planting hundreds of thousands of blight resistant trees on public and private lands. In the meantime, we are planting 100% non-hybrid American Chestnut trees to save the genetics, and also for enjoyment and education. They will probably eventually get the blight and die. There are 19 of these trees in Bridgton, planted by Charles Stone, Steve Collins and this writer. Some of these are now old enough and are producing nuts. The Maine chapter and friends have planted roughly 8,000 of these pure American Chestnuts in Maine. This writer hopes this coming summer to present in Bridgton a ELECTRICIANS Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

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

EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824

EXERCISE/FITNESS Dee’s BodyCraft Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced Bridgton 647-9599

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

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561


Fryeburg Family Dental Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Victoria’s Hairitage 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 One Beavercreek Farm Rd 207-256-7606 (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Mountain View Dentistry Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Dr. Leslie A. Elston 647-8355 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers DOCKS Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks Great Northern Docks, Inc. New installations, 24 hr burner service Sales & Service Licensed and insured Route 302, Naples 207-693-7011 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations ELECTRICIANS Waterford (207) 595-8829 All Service Electric Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center John Schuettinger Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Licensed Master Electrician Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric INSULATION “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician High Efficiency Spray Foam Residential/Commercial/Industrial Open and closed cell 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Laurie Frizzell - 595-0369 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664

Merlin Bahr – 595-1125 Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379 Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

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

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

Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222

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

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

Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595

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

program, open to the public, on the return of the chestnut tree to its original place in the forest, where they were 25% of all the trees in the forest. Roger Wilby Bridgton and Marietta, Ga.


To The Editor: It has been asserted that big box stores and formula franchise restaurants will stabilize our tax base. Large corporations, in this instance big box stores and franchise restaurants, exist first and foremost (I’m tempted to add “only”) to make as much money as they can and therefore have little regard for the community in which they operate. When the enterprise does not bring in the expected profit, the large corporations will close the store/franchise and relocate elsewhere. The corporate model is focused on short-term profits; that is, the corporation looks at whether the local store/franchise KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

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

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

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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

MUSIC LESSONS Up Scale Music Studio Piano Lessons – All Levels Composition-Theory-Transcription Evan 647-9599

OFFICE SUPPLIES The Printery General line of office supplies In stock or special orders Rubber stamps - Fax Service - Labels Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

PAINT Bolster’s Decorating Center California Paint, Wallpaper, Windows Always free decorating consulting Rte. 117 at 302, Bridgton 647-5101

PAINTING CONTRACTORS George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

PLUMBING & HEATING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

PRINTING The Printery Single Color to Multi-Color Business Cards - Letterheads Brochures - Forms - Booklets Wedding Announcements Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

is profitable every three months. Unprofitable businesses may be closed down. For example, the McDonald’s that opened in Greenville was closed due to lack of profitability. Local family-owned businesses, on the other hand, have more extensive and deeper ties to the community. For only one example, think Hayes True Value. Family-owned businesses have ties to our schools, churches, friends, the environment and the community at large. They have a history here. Yes, local business must turn a profit, but in the same shortsighted and bottom-line way? I think not.  Big box stores and formula franchise restaurants will provide competition. Indeed, I expect it will drive most of the local businesses to fail. Let me pose a hypothetical scenario. In Lee Eastman’s letter (last week), he states that Hancock Lumber (a big box example) came to town and Brill Lumber still exists. Fair enough. But, what if, LETTERS, Page B REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

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

TAXI SERVICE Two Rivers Transport 24 hr. taxi & delivery service Reasonable rates 877-524-7779

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061 Cook’s Tree Service Removal-Pruning-Cabling Licensed – Insured 647-4051 Q-Team Tree Service Removal – Pruning – Cabling – Chipping Stump Grinding – Bucket Work – Bobcat Crane – Licensed & Fully Insured Since 1985, Naples 693-3831 or Toll Free 877-693-3831 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 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

YARN SHOP Naturally Fuzzy Yarns “Your Little Yarn Shop in the Woods” 24 Zakelo Rd. 583-2654


SEMI-RETIRED — contractor look- FIREWOOD — Dry, seasoned or ing for electrical and plumbing work. green. Cut, split, delivered. 1/2 cord Please call 647-8026. tf41 loads available. Call Wendell Scribner 583-4202. 10t48x GOTCHA COVERED — Looking for roof & walkway shoveling. Also WANTED TO BUY interior painting. Superior service at FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS affordable prices. Fully insured, free — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing estimates. Kevin, 693-3684. 13t1x Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 ANNA ROSE HOUSEKEEPING — and Pet Care. Dependable, reliable, BUYING OLD CARS— and trucks local. Call 693-4334. 2t4x for junk, old jewelry, coins, glassware and furniture. 890-5363, 583-4694. EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will 8t2x travel. Site work, foundations dug, VEHI­CLES FOR SALE back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- JESUS IS LORD – new and used 4377 or 627-4560. tf44 auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s FOR SALE Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, 207-647-5477. tf30 trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition FOR RENT & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus refLogger and heat with carbon neutral erences and security. JPD Properties, tf2 wood or wood pellets. Purchase a 310-0693. Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace COMMERCIAL SPACE — for on sale, EPA qualified to 97% effi- lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. cient.603-447-2282. 12t2x 302 frontage. Call for details, 647tf46 CORINTH PREMIUM WOOD — 4465. pellets. 75 40-lb. bags $225. Picked NAPLES — Well-maintained oneup Naples. 207-415-5009. 2t4x bedroom, off Rte. 35, thirty-day-notice PLEASE CONSIDER – donating lease, no smoking, no pets, laundry on your leftover garage sale items and site, quiet setting. $600/mo. incl. heat tf15 your attic, basement and closet over- & elect. 207-899-5052. flow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2-bedFor more information, call 935-4358 room unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 Trash, heat and H20 included. Near HILLTOP FIREWOOD — downtown. $700 month. Call 603tf50 Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call 494-0325. for details, 890-9300. tf31 NAPLES — Very nice 2nd floor, SEARS WASHER (06) — and dryer 2-bedroom, rear deck, apartment (07). Both run well and are in good available. Appliances, washer & condition. $225 for both. 647-8923. dryer included. $750 monthly with 2t4 1st & last months’ rent plus security deposit. (Some furniture available). BONE DRY FIREWOOD — $250 References required. Heat and plowper cord; seasoned, $225 per cord. 5” ing included. No smoking, no pets. x 5” round bales, good hay, $50-$60 Village location and walk to stores. each; square bales, $4 and up. Call Nancy at 207-838-8301. 4t4 583-4694. 10t4x BRIDGTON — Upstairs, 2-bedroom $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag apartment, no smoking. Heat, trash when purchasing new U.S. Flag and plowing included. $700 month. 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Call 207-358-0808. tf49 Windham, 893-0339. tf46

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 42 U.S.C. 3604(c) makes it unlawful “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale, or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.



Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003


HYGIENIST — Tuesday’s 8-6, Dr. Stephan Hatch. Mail or drop off resume at 138 Harrison Road, Bridgton, ME 04009. Or e-mail to (207) 647-8052. tf5

EMERGENCY GENERATORS — New standby generators. Install. Service. 3 year warranty. All types of electrical wiring. Mike Bouchard, master electrician. Tel. 583-9009. 5t4x

HARRISON — Main St., sunny 1st floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully applianced in “like new” condition. Available now at $895 month heat included. For information or to apply, contact Susan at Heritage Realty, 207583-6001. tf36 BRIDGTON — Walk to downtown. 4 rooms newly renovated, 2 large bedrooms, 1 bath. Large private yard, appliances, washer-dryer included. First month’s rent, security deposit & references. $750 per month plus utilities. 207-452-2585. tf47

BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities included. $175 per week plus security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 NAPLES — Basement studio apartment, $500 month includes all utilities, TV & WiFi. No smoking, perfect for working single. Maintenance handy person preferred. Call 3108664. tf3 BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment. Includes everything, W/D, heat, electric, water, plowing, trash. Walk to Food City. $799. 781-9631148. tf50

NAPLES — $750. Beautiful furnished one-bedroom apartment. Price includes electric heat, hot water, laundry, plowing. Need 1st & last months’ rent, or one month rent at $800 and $800 thereafter. Checking for employment and references. Absolutely no smoking or pets. Call 207-693-4408. tf50


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Busy pizza / sandwich / convenience store 30 – 40 hours per week, Evenings and weekends At least 21 years old, reliable, able to multitask Excellent customer service skills Competitive wages Call 583-6126 or stop at Market Basket, Harrison, for application.


FRYEBURG — 3-bedroom home, furnished, fridge, W/D, included, $1,100 plus utilities. Lease required. Quiet & convenient, no smokers or pets. 617-838-1138. 3t3

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

LOOKING FOR A FEW GREAT PEOPLE Good Neighbors, Inc. is taking applications for a few great people to join our TEAM of Direct Support Professionals in providing supports to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Western Maine. The job will entail working directly with people in a variety of daily living situations. To qualify, you must be over the age of 18, have a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or G.E.D. The agency provides all training and certifications necessary. Applications must be received no later than February 25th to be considered for our March orientation.

BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment near town $650 heat included. No pets. 935-2472. 3t5x CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $100 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-838-1181, home 207-627-1006. tf48

Residential / Commercial Repairs – New Ceilings 23 Years Experience Free estimates

Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars

For more information, call 647-8244 ext. 15 Mon. – Fri. between the hours of 8 A.M. and 3 P.M. 3T5CD




Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion TFCD

142 Main Street Conway, NH 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors

• Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing


SEBAGO — 2-bedroom mobile home near Nason’s Beach. W/D. No pets. $650 plus security and utilities. FMI 787-2661. 4t5x

Wales & Hamblen Building 260 Main Street Bridgton, ME

1-Bedroom Loft ~ $600/mo. 2-bedroom ~ $800/mo. H/HW, Frig, Stove, MWave

Krainin Real Estate


Naples 2+ BR, 2-BA Raised Ranch off Rt. 302, beautiful sandy beach on Brandy Pond, spacious kitchen, heated sunroom. INCL. UTILS. $1350./mos. + utils. Bridgton Near center of town, 2-BR Colonial has front and back enclosed porches, large back yard and hardwood floors, $875/ mos. + utils. Please call Susan R. FMI See more at Krainin Real Estate (207) 693-7808 866-292-4679 2t4cd Ref’s & Sec. Dep. required for all rentals.

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood TFCD53 25 Years Experience - Fully Insured


E-mail resume to: or mail to: 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037


Must have five plus years office experience. Legal experience preferred.


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NAPLES — 1st floor office space or 1-bedroom apartment available. Appliances, washer & dryer. $750 BRIDGTON — Very nice sunny monthly with 1st & last months’ rent with large windows 1-bedroom apart- plus security deposit. References ment. Hardwood floors, granite coun- required. Heat and plowing includtertops, stainless steel and black appli- ed. No smoking, no pets. Village ances. Washer & dryer hookups and location and walk to stores and local off-street parking. $550 monthly with services. Nancy at 207-838-8301. a security deposit of $550 required. 4t4 1-207-625-8812. 4t5x WATERFORD — 2 bedroom, 2nd WEST BALDWIN 2 BR HOUSE floor unit overlooking Back Pond — carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, wash- in Waterford. Peaceful and private er/dryer/dishwasher. No smoking, no spot.Knotty pine interior with deck pets, quiet location. $780 per month. just 15’ from the waters edge. $550/ 787-2121. 5t4x month plus utilities. One pet considered with deposit. Security & 1st WATERFORD — Very nice large 3- month required. Call 207-647-4000. bedroom house with attached garage 4t2 in quiet setting close to Route 35. $900 month + utilites. Security depos- WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom it. Pet negotiable with deposit. No apartment available. $595 month & smoking. Call 939-8951. 2t4x security deposit. Includes heat. No pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf3 SUNNY BRIGHT — Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment. Large open NAPLES — 2-bedroom mobile concept single unit, private balcony, home with 1½ baths. Nice layout. washer/dryer, dishwasher. Great loca- Near LRHS, easy to heat. Available tion, very clean. Minutes from down- February. $550 monthly plus utilitown Bridgton and grocery shopping. ties. Security/lease required. No Utilities and plowing included. One pets. 221-3423. tf4 year minimum. First month and secuHARRISON — Nice cape on back rity. $875 month. Call 647-5012 or e-mail tf50 lot. Rent room share house W/D, $400 month. Pets and smokers welSOUTH BRIDGTON — 2-bed- come. 233-5033. 1t5x room apartment. Heat & hot water included. Sun deck, laundry facilities on site. $675. Also at same location, 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included. $665. Security deposit required. 247-4707, 647-2970. tf46

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Does anyone out there have Medicare Supplement plan E or J? Or Plan F purchased before June of 2010? If you do, you are very likely paying a higher premium than you need to. Naturally, your insurer isn’t going to tell you about this because they like getting your monthly premium payments. Medigap Plan E is no longer offered, but if you have it you can keep it. On the other hand, the new Medigap Plan F is only $69 more (for the full year) than Plan E using the latest AARP/ United Health rates. And the new Plan F (the best plan now available) covers the Medicare Part B annual deductible of $162. Plan E does not. You can see that by switching to Plan F you would save money. Plan J used to be the best plan and like Plan E — it is no longer offered. Based on AARP rates, if you switched to Plan F from Plan J you would pay about $44 per month less in premiums and get essentially the same coverage. Be aware that the carrier is not obliged to sell you a supplement plan that has more cov-


J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snow(Continued from Page B) plowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-809-6127. just like North Windham, Home tf35 Depot and Lowe’s come in also.

What effect will that have on our local lumberyard? What about Paris Farmers’ Union? Hayes True Value? Bolsters? And possibly even Hancock. Similar scenarios can be imagined for franchise restaurants. And again, what incentive do these big box/franchise restaurants have to stay in our community if and when the shortterm profits aren’t enough? Will they request tax breaks? Will we be left with the blight of empty, decaying buildings? At least 424 communities (please visit see TOWNS) across the country have stopped big box stores. I believe the health of our local businesses — my friends, my neighbors, our community — should be our primary concern. Attracting other businesses committed to growing our community rather than only taking money from our community (85% of the money McDonald’s takes in goes out of state or into corporate profit) is essential. I believe in growth, just not unregulated growth with potentially adverse consequences. These referendums limit the spread of unregulated growth. They do not stop growth. In fact, by passing these referendums we define the growth we want — growth that is local, sustainable and community enriching. George Erikson Bridgton

erage than your present plan. If you have Plan F already, but enrolled in it before last June, you should be aware that the new Plan F may be less expensive than your present Plan F. Check it out. By the way, you may not know that you are permitted to change Medigap insurers. You may currently be covered by a company that has higher premiums (i.e. Anthem, Humana, and State Farm among others). You would probably save money by switching to a more competitive carrier. To be sure you are not paying more than necessary, contact a licensed, local life and health agent. They work for you and not the insurance company. If you like your present Medigap plan, and don’t mind spending more than you need to in premiums, then by all means stay with what you have. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer 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 To The Editor: Many people sign citizen Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask petitions because they believe in what is being presented. Others for a Medicare Advocate.

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sign because they feel if the issue is important to a large number of people it should be put to a vote To dispel the misinformation occasionally being generated, the voters of Bridgton need to carefully read the citizen petitions, which will be voted on March 1. These petitions do not stop growth or development. The big box petition asks to halt building size at 30,000 square feet. The petition regarding fast food or formula restaurants does not prevent future food establishments from locating in Bridgton. It asks that restaurants with contractual and mandated arrangement relating to uniforms, building design, signage etc. not be allowed to build in Bridgton. Adopting these petitions would prevent what has happened in towns like North Windham thus preserving the small town look and individuality of what we have now. Before voting please become informed. Visit the website wwwKeepingBridgtonLocal. com where more detailed information is available as well as links regarding research and statistics from other towns which have successfully managed to maintain the character of their hometowns by preventing this type of development. These petitions do not look back! They look ahead hoping to assure controlled growth and development in character with the description of the town offered on the Town of Bridgton website. Bridgton offers a location of natural beauty and variety, which many visitors seek out year round and after many years of visiting often then retire here.  Let growth come to Bridgton! Let it be responsible growth that fits the face of what exists. Polly Polstein North Bridgton

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To The Editor: The Bridgton News story of Jan. 13 spelled it out well, “move over little dog cause the big dog’s movin’ in,” a quote from an old Hank Williams song. The little dogs here include Ricky’s Diner, Morning Glory Diner, Black Horse Tavern, Beef & Ski, and Renys. The big dogs are McDonald’s, Wal-

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To The Editor: Do any of us want downtown Bridgton to resemble downtown Norway? Do we want Route 302 in Bridgton to become another Route 302 in North Windham? Of course we don’t, none of us do. At the moment, the only protection we have is to vote in favor of the two petitions that will be on the March 1 ballot. It’s unfortunate that the Bridgton Board of Selectmen hasn’t acted on the Comprehensive Plan passed in 2004; however, they haven’t. Perhaps the board now sees the importance of implementing the plan and getting the job done. “Yes” votes on the petitions may provide the incentive and inspiration the selectmen need. Then, the Economic Development Committee would have guidelines within which to plan. By voting “Yes” on these two petitions, we can buy ourselves time to thoughtfully work out ordinances that will address the concerns of all of us. We’ll have the time to work together. If the petitions are voted down, we will have opened the door to

unrestrained growth and we’ll have no means to regulate it. It will be too late. Other businesses are undoubtedly watching what is happening here now, and should that door be opened, it is likely others will hasten to come through before the town has time to put controls in place. As for competition being good for business, the competition in North Windham is between the “formula” stores found on every corner: not much else has survived. Several stores have closed recently. The competition in Norway has left the downtown deserted. We do want more business in our town, as well as jobs and a stronger tax base. We just need to gain a little more time for the selectmen to carefully and reasonably find the way to achieve these goals.   Vote “Yes” to buy us that needed time! Kappy Sprenger Bridgton

Celebrate democracy

To The Editor: Let’s celebrate democracy. Bridgton voters have a remarkable chance to shape the future of their own community with the upcoming vote to limit big box stores and franchise restaurants. Arguments are now being made on both sides of the issue, but the marvel is that the voters will decide. With all of the references to North Windham, I think it is only fair to point out that the voters of Windham never had a direct vote on the direction their community would go. Cherish this chance to vote as you wish. Don’t let the heat and thunder of the moment rattle you; there is always a bit of noise in democracy. Look at the two choices and choose. The image of each choice is not difficult to call up: 20 miles south, east, or west will bring you to Windham, Oxford or North Conway, N.H. each with the full complement of franchise fast food and big box stores. Damariscotta, York and Bridgton as it is will show that communities can do just fine without formula retail. Compare and contrast, decide. We in the surrounding towns appreciate Bridgton voters taking the time to vote at this important juncture in determining their own future. Henry Banks Denmark



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Mart, Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts. Bridgton already has one each of the latter two, and that is more than enough! People expect the above in a proper setting, i.e. a higher population density area. Bridgton is not the place for formula restaurants and big box stores. Adverse effects would occur in the Bridgton area. These would include a diminishment of small-town flavor possibly affecting tourism. The economic effect on Bridgton’s long-term restaurants could be quite harmful. McDonald’s is not Ricky’s with all the “niftyFifties” atmosphere and faithful local clientele. And Renys, which invested a big sum of money renovating a few years back, would be hard hit by a Wal-Mart, possibly fatally. It is unfair! Bridgton residents, if you want to go to Wal-Mart, plan a day in Windham once a month. And when you are there, think of what it was like 40 years ago before suburbia moved in. Please do not let the chain stores/restaurants into Bridgton. Attend and speak out at the Feb. 8, 6 p.m. meeting downstairs at Bridgton Municipal Complex and vote to slam the door on the invaders on March 1. Ken Roy Center Lovell

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NOTICE TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS MSAD NO. 61 – Lake Regional High School and Vocational Center In conformance with Title 5 M.R.S.A., Section 1747, M.S.A.D. No. 61 will qualify General Contractors to bid on the Lake Regional High School and Vocational Center Additions and Renovations. Interested Contractors are required to complete a Pre-Bid Questionnaire in order to receive the construction documents and participate in the bidding process. The pre-bid qualifications questionnaire may be downloaded from (http:// Direct questions to Andy Madura, Facilities Director/MSAD 61 at (207) 693-6467. Submit completed questionnaire/ qualifications package to Patrick Phillips, Superintendent MSAD No. 61, 900 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009. Interested parties should submit six (6) copies of their qualifications package on or before 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011.

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Jacqueline A. Desjardins

Cody James Buzzell

Richard W. Faley

SAN CLEMENT, CALIF. — Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Desjardins, 56, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 after a long battle with numerous medical conditions. Jackie was born May 30, 1954, in Aberdeen, Md., to the late Jack and Alice Nelson. She later moved to Maine and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1973. She worked at Auburn K-Mart, Knapp Shoe and Maine Plastics. Her greatest joy was taking care of injured squirrels. She volunteered at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society. She moved to California to live with her niece Michelle and family, where she traveled to Hawaii, Mexico and enjoyed cruises. She loved camping with Kristen, David and Cindi, going to the ocean and spending time with family. She also enjoyed quilting with her cousins. She will be remembered for her laughter and outgoing personality. She is survived by a sister, Stacey Bent, of Bridgton; brothers, Fred Nelson of Brunswick and John Nelson of Austin, Texas; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother and father; a niece; and sister, Cindi Souviney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, in memory of Jackie Desjardins. A memorial service will be set at a later date.

BUXTON — Cody James Buzzell, 9, passed away on Jan. 29, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by family and friends. Cody was born on March 21, 2001, in Portland, the son of Ernesto Nieves Jr. and Jessica Buzzell. He attended school at Eliza Libby, Frank Jewett, and most recently Buxton Elementary School. Cody enjoyed playing video games, stuffed animals, Star Wars, movies, building with LEGOS and enjoyed everything involving the Army. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. He is survived by his parents, Ernesto Nieves Jr. and his wife Jenny of Sebago and Jessica Buzzell and her boyfriend Marcel Chauvette of Buxton; paternal grandfather, Ernesto Nieves Sr. and his wife Lori of Waterboro; maternal grandfather, Peter Buzzell Jr. and his wife Wendy of Hollis; maternal grandmother, Julie Paulsen of Buxton; maternal great-grandparents, Peter Sr. and Sharon Buzzell of Buxton, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Tracy Sr. and Chloe Tracy; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Cody’s family would like to thank the community for all their prayers, love and support. Visitation for the community will be on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the First Freewill Baptist Church, located on Route 112 (Parker Farm Road) in West Buxton. A memorial service amongst Cody’s family and close friends will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the church, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at Highland Cemetery, Church Hill Road, in Buxton. Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Buxton. In lieu of flowers, Cody’s family strongly suggests that memorial contributions be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445.

WINDHAM — Richard William (Dick) Faley, 82, of Windham died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Dick was born in Hartford, Conn. on June 17, 1928. He attended Hall High School in West Hartford and graduated in 1946. He enlisted into the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of Private First Class, becoming honorably discharged on Dec. 24, 1947. He furthered his education at Duke University, graduating in 1951. Dick met his wife, Catherine “Marie” McMahon while in high school. They married in Bristol, Conn. in 1950 and moved to Durham, N.C. while Dick completed his senior year at Duke. Following graduation from college, Dick took a job with Scott Paper Company. This job was followed by a lifelong career with the Travelers Insurance Company. Dick and Marie relocated many times during the course of their 58-year marriage spending most of their lives in Connecticut while they raised their three children. Dick retired from Travelers at the age of 57. He and Marie were able to share a lengthy retirement devoted to grandchildren, family and friends. Dick was an accomplished baseball player in his youth. His pitching skills at both Hall High School and Duke University earned him the nickname, “Fireball Faley.” He played at Duke under legendary coach Colby Jack Coombs and at one time was offered a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers by Buzzie Bavasi. While living in West Hartford, he was involved in several civic organizations such as the Exchange Club and Meals on Wheels and the Red Cross. After moving to Windham in 2005, Dick enjoyed sunsets on Sebago Lake with his wife Marie and time spent with family and friends at Jordan’s Camps in Fryeburg. He remained an avid Duke sports fan all of his life. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Faley Howard of Fryeburg; a son, Todd of Windham; and a daughter, Beth Bosco of Newington, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; and a great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For online condolences, please visit their website at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Florence Mayo

FRYEBURG — Florence Mayo passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Mineral Springs Rehabilitation Center in North Conway, N.H. She was born on Feb. 6, 1917, in Portland, the oldest daughter of George and Anna (Whitney) Haskell. She graduated from South Portland High School in 1934, Nasson College in Springvale in 1937, and the Pawtucket Hospital Dietitian Course in 1938. Florence married Fred H. Mayo in 1940. They were happily married for 54 years until Fred’s death in 1994. They lived first in South Portland and then moved to Fryeburg in 1952 when Fred became the manager of the Casco Bank and Trust Company. Florence worked at Maine General Hospital as a dietitian from 1938 to 1940. During WWII, she worked as head dietitian at Children’s Hospital in Portland. After moving to Fryeburg, she ran the school lunch program for two years and then worked at the Yield House for 19 years. After her retirement, Florence and Fred spent many winters in Zephyhills, Fla. She continued going to Florida for several years after Fred’s death. Florence was an avid card player and especially liked to play bridge. She was very active in the Fryeburg Congregational Church. She was a member of the choir for over 50 years and was a lifetime deacon. She was also a member of the Pythagorean Chapter #169 Order of the Eastern Star and was the treasurer for 25 years. In her younger years, she and Fred were members of the Crazy Eights Square Dancers. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her two sons, Richard Mayo and George Mayo; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Florence was predeceased by her husband Fred; and her two brothers, George and Whitney Haskell. There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service was held at the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg on Saturday, Jan. 29. A reception followed at the Masonic Hall, Portland Street, Fryeburg. Arrangements were made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Frances J. Nelson

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NORTH SEBAGO — Frances J. Nelson of North Sebago passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. She was born in Everett, Mass. on Aug. 23, 1930. After graduating from Everett High School, she became a registered nurse through a joint program at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Nursing Schools. Frances (Fran or Frannie to her friends) raised her family of five children in Maine, Massachusetts, Olean, N.Y. and New Jersey before returning to Maine. In the earlier years, while raising her children, she worked as an RN, passing up the opportunity to get her MD when her fifth child arrived. She was also very active in community events, being elected president of the Women’s Republican Club and hosting Miss America Pageant candidates and foreign exchange students. She also hosted square dances, bridge club and an array of ongoing activities. In 1975, she moved to Maine with her Westbrook-native husband, Raymond C. Nelson, as owners and operators of Sebago Lake Camps and Cottages in North Sebago, previously operated by Raymond’s parents, Bob and Ruth Nelson. There, she was an active member of the Sebago Rescue Squad, Sebago Lions Club, and Sebago Branch Duckers for many years. Frances is survived by her children, Patti Radford, Darlene Varian, Robert Nelson, Linda Gardiner and Raymond Nelson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with one more due in August; and her brother, Samuel Guiffre of Wellesley, Mass. and recently Roxbury, Vt. She was predeceased by her parents; brother Louis; and husband of 47 years, Raymond. Visitation was Sunday. A service was held immediately following at Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, UCC, 810 Main Street, Westbrook. There was a reception at the church after the service. An interment service was held on Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Blais & Hay Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sebago Rescue, care of the Town of Sebago, 406 Bridgton Road, Sebago, ME 04029.

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Donald M. Seeley LEWISTON — Donald M. Seeley, 70, of Minot, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2011 at Central Maine Medical Center, with family by his side. He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 18, 1941, a son of Morgan and Dorothy (Lachance) Seeley. He was educated in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of this community. He was a veteran of the military, having served his country in the Navy from 1958 through 1962. His service in the military was the beginning of his working life. He held jobs in manufacturing in the south to becoming plant superintendent at Etonic/Bonan Shoe in Auburn. As part-time to his supervisory job at Etonic, he worked extra hours and he and his brother, Bill, would drive trailer trucks on weekends to Georgia and back, transporting factory materials each way. Trucking soon became a distraction and developed into his newest passion as he took on trucking as his primary job, eventually to become an owner/operator of his own truck. After trucking for over 20 years, Don sold his truck and went back to managing in construction and site abatement, working around the state of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He worked many years in the construction industry and spent the last several years working in site abatement, and most recently served R.J. Enterprises as an operations manager out of Brunswick. He was first married to Dorothy J. Seeley of Nettleton, Miss. She predeceased him on Feb. 19, 2007. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed playing golf, motorcycle riding, and memorable times at his camp in Andover, especially fun times with his grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion and a past member of Summit Springs Country Club in Poland, and a past member of the Roxbury ATV Riders. In June of 2009, his life took a drastic turn with a diagnosis of leukemia and soon he focused his energies on beating this disease. He was fortunate in this endeavor to have met and maintained relationships with some of the most passionate and caring healthcare professionals on the oncology unit at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and Dana Farber in Boston. He often spoke of “his girls” a.k.a. “Chemo Comando’s”; they were always in his thoughts. He was a hard worker who always enjoyed his work and providing for his family, as well as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. He leaves his wife, Terri-Lee Seeley of Minot, whom he married on April 4, 1997; five children, Gregory Seeley of Greene, Gene Seeley of Turner, Robert “Brent” Seeley, also of Turner, Amber Harrison of Wilton and Benjamin Harrison of Auburn; five grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Proctor of Norway, Bobbie O’Neil of South Paris and Mary Jabbusch of Casco; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Morgan Seeley Jr., Earl Seeley, James Seeley and William Harriman; and sisters, Rhoda Wall, Una Mae Allen and Geraldine Jacobs. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Seeley family by visiting their online guestbook at www. Visitation was held at the Fortin Group/Auburn Tuesday. A funeral service was held in the funeral home on Wednesday. Committal prayers and interment will take place in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Don’s memory can send them to Be a Match Foundation by visiting

Mark R. Dube BROOKLINE, MASS. — Mark R. Dube, 45, passed away Jan. 20, 2011 at his residence after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Berlin, N.H. on May 6, 1965. His family moved to Auburn in 1966, where he resided with his family until 1983. He graduated from Saint Dominic’s High School in 1983. He was employed by Analog Devices of Cambridge and Wilmington, Mass. for over 20 years. He loved music and played the bass in a jazz band in Boston. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children and his family. He is survived by his wife, Carol Dube; and two children, Olivia and Rex; his parents, Roland and Lorraine Dube of Naples; his brother Michael of Weare, N.H.; and four nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Paulette Dudley, who passed away May 28, 2009 in Andover, Mass., after a long, brave battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Feb. 5, 2011 at The First Church in Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, Mass. A special college fund has been established for his young children, Olivia, 10, and Rex, 6. Donations should be sent to the following: Morgan, Stanley, Smith, Barney, Attn: Jason Traino, The Tower at Northwoods, 222 Rosewood Drive, 8th Floor, Danvers, MA The Bridgton News 01923. Checks should be made out to: “College Access 529.” Memo line should state: “Olivia and Rex College Fund.”


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CASCO — William Ross Gowen, 84, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Born on Feb. 24, 1926 in South Portland, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ada Littlefield Gowen. Bill served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He attended the University of Maine at Orono and retired from the Yarmouth Fuel Co. (Downeast Energy) after 33 years as a burner technician. He was also a life member of the Pownal Fire Department. Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Maxine Lambert; and his second wife, Betty Jean. He is survived by his seven children, Stephen of Portland, Josephine Gowen of Oxford, Ross of Naples, Charles of Pownal, Christopher of Pownal, Sean of Westbrook and Rhonda Thompson of Freeport; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome. com for additional information and to sign Bill’s guestbook.

Card of Thanks The family of Michael William Chick would like to extend our HEARTFELT THANKS to all the people who helped our family during this most difficult and challenging time. What a WONDERFUL community we live in… so many of you have shared our grief, loved and supported us through prayers, donations of goods, time and talents. It has all been so appreciated. We would like to thank all our friends and family. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and Father Paul, who made Mike’s funeral so very special. Susan Goyette, who sang a very meaningful song for us. Donnie Wood of Wood Funeral Home for his compassion and getting us through Mike’s funeral arrangements. The Almost There staff for making the celebration of life gathering very special. Jay Bisio, his helpers Dan and Bruce, Rick Gaudreau, and Brian Roach, who all worked tirelessly to get the family home ready for Jamie and the baby. The American Legion Post #46 for all their hard work organizing the Baby Chick fundraiser, which was a huge success, and to all the businesses who donated gifts and certificates. We are truly blessed to live in such a giving community and we cannot express our sincere appreciation enough to all of you! Thank you so very much and may God bless you all! 1T5X

Catherine L. Fisher BRIDGTON — Catherine Lois Hersey Hagerman Fisher died at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2011 at the age of 85 years and 20 days. Her health had been failing over the past couple of years due to diabetes. However, more recently, she was treated for pneumonia at the Bridgton Hospital from which she failed to rally. Lois was born in Easton, Aroostook County, Maine on Jan. 7, 1926. She was the daughter of Verde Harold Hersey of Easton and Millie McCarty of Westfield, Aroostook County, Maine. She graduated from Easton High School in 1945 and continued her education at Aroostook State Normal School in Presque Isle, now known as the University of Maine at P.I. On August 31, 1947 she married Ralph Benjamin Hagerman of Mars Hill. From this union three children were born: Roxanna Rae Hagerman, Ralph (Rick) Hagerman Jr., who was tragically killed during a hurricane in the Virgin Islands in Sept. 1995, and Greggory Kent Hagerman of Bridgton, who was also sadly killed by a drunk driver Jan. 30, 1993. Lois was predeceased by a second husband, Lawson A. Fisher, of Fort Fairfield. She was the seventh born of nine and last deceased. Siblings were: Verna Jewell, Vena Ames, Madeline Gardner, Virginia Wiggins, John Hersey, Lorna Lemieux, Elizabeth Tweedie and Robert Hersey. She was an amazing potato-picker who outpicked all other women by totaling 100 barrels a day at times. Mrs. Fisher moved to Bridgton from Mars Hill to be closer to her grandchildren, Ali and Ryan, as well as her faithful canine friend Racheme. She was a collector of many things, some of which included Larry Bird memorabilia, antiques, photographs, beanie babies and rabbits. She adored dogs and tolerated cats. She did a great deal of traveling with her sister-in-law Mary Hagerman and her niece, Nancy. She was feisty in nature, yet petite in size. For many years Lois volunteered for the Foster Grandparent Program where she cared for children while their parents earned their GED. She is survived by a daughter, Roxanna Rae Hagerman of Bridgton, four grandchildren: Patrick Ahern of Saco, Ali Rae Hagerman of Arlington, Va., Ryan Pellegrini of Bath, India Rae Bell of Bridgton, twin great-grandchildren Kendall and Reese Darling-Pellegrini of Bath, a daughter-in-law Susan Pellegrini-Allison, also of Bath, and brother-in-law James H. Tweedie of Robinson. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; she was especially close to nieces Patti Tweedie McCrum of Mars Hill and the late Sharon Gardner of Florida. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at the RaymondWentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street in Bridgton. Burial will be in the spring.


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Verna C. MacLean

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NEWFIELD — Verna C. (Smith) MacLean, 79, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Andre’s Health Care in Biddeford, surrounded by her family. Verna was born in Smithville, Nova Scotia on May 24, 1931, and grew up with her brother and sister. After graduating from local schools, Verna moved to the United States and settled in Boston, Mass. While in Boston, Verna worked for many years as a housekeeper for Dr. James Gamble, of the Procter & Gamble Company. Verna met and married Donald MacLean in 1956 and they were blessed with four children. They eventually moved to Newfield, where they created a loving home and raised their children. Verna was a proud homemaker, wife and mother who enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. With her generous nature, she created a household that was warm and fun, and always had an open door policy with folks stopping by to visit. Verna and Donnie were very close; they loved to travel and enjoyed camping. Together, they made a good team as they worked side-by-side at her husband’s carpentry business. Verna was an amazing cook and everyone looked forward to her homemade bread, oatmeal and Bethlehem House cookies. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Verna is survived by her husband, Donald MacLean of Newfield; her two sons, Eric MacLean of Newfield, and Neil MacLean of Brownville; her two daughters, Donna DeLuca of Peabody, Mass., and Heather Brenchick of Fryeburg; her sister, Harriett Murphy of Mabou, Nova Scotia; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, Annie Bell Smith; her son, John, who died shortly following his birth; and by her brother, Danford Smith. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Newfield United Methodist Church, 643 Water St., Newfield, with the Rev. Hale officiating. Committal prayers and burial will be held in the spring at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Newfield. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements. Donnie has requested that donations be made in Verna’s memory to: St. Andre’s Healthcare Facility, 407 Pool St., Biddeford, Maine 04005.

AUBURN — Rowena Foster Lane, 95, of New Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Hospice House, after a period of declining health. She was born in Charleston on April 26, 1915, the daughter of Fred and Ila Foster. She grew up and was educated in the East Corinth area. She was sister to Frank, Othel, Jocelyn and Freida; the wife of Everett Lane Sr.; and also the mother of nine children: four sons, Hubert of Texas, Frank of Gray, Paul and Everett Jr. of New Gloucester; and five daughters, Marilyn Lovley of Tucson, Ariz., Carolyn Rue of Evansville, Ind., Florence Leduc Merry of New Gloucester, Loretta Kuhn of Tyler, Texas and Darlene Farnum of Sebago. She was married in 1941, lived five years in the Portland area then moved to New Gloucester, raised her family and spent the last 10 years with her daughter Flo. She worked at the Opportunity Farm and Pineland Center as a cook and dietitian. She loved to go to church, travel, crochet, take care of her flowers and be with her family. She has 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and more arriving — including stepchildren and step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Everett; two grandsons; and brothers, Frank and Othel. Graveside burial and celebration of her life (all welcome) will be held on May 26, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray. In lieu of flowers send donations to: The Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, ME 04210 or The First Assembly of God, 70 Hogan Rd., Lewiston, ME 04240.

SOUTH PORTLAND — Elayne Kathryn Page, 68, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Maine Medical Center. She was born on May 27, 1942 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Lawrence F. and Ella (Gilman) Maynard, and was educated in South Portland schools. She graduated from South Portland High School, Class of 1960. Elayne worked at W.T. Grants in Portland and the Caboose Diner in South Portland during high school. She later was employed at the H.P. Hood manufacturing plant for 34 years as a Milk Receiver in production. She loved animals, family gatherings, and crocheting and knitting afghans. Elayne attended Holy Cross Church in South Portland. She was a member of the Westbrook Eagles Auxiliary, South Portland and the Portland Eagles, being very dedicated to Eagles fundraising. She was President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the S.P. Morrill Post in South Portland for one year. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Wayne P. Maynard, and an infant brother, Neil Maynard. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Robert S. Page; three sisters, Laurie M. Cary, of South Portland, Sherre N. Maynard, of South Portland, and Shannon K. Crouanas, of Scarborough; two brothers, Galen C. Maynard, of Scarborough, and Lawrence F. Maynard, of Naples; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Greater Portland Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

Ruth W. Eastman

BROWNFIELD — Ruth W. Eastman, 88, of Brownfield, died on Jan. 24, 2011, at the Bridgton Health Care in Bridgton, after a long illness. Born in Whitman, Mass., the daughter of Edward and Marjorie (Ellis) Reed, she moved to North Conway, N.H. in 1971 and to Brownfield in 1979. Ruth spent her early years with her family in Whitman, Plymouth and Marion, Mass. She had many stories of growing up with a large extended family, having fun on the beach, in the ocean and enjoying artistic pursuits. In the winter, Ruth and her friends took the ski train from Boston to North Conway. She met her husband Rodney on one of these trips, then married him and raised four children in North Conway. She was a nursery school teacher, kindergarten teacher, school treasurer, arts and crafts teacher and Girl Scout leader. In Brownfield, she was a member of the This and That Club. She loved to travel and be outside. Many days were spent with her family on the Saco and on the beach at Pine Point. She was a painter, a knitter, the maker of fine costumes and mostly she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The family includes two daughters, Rebecca Eastman of York, Pa., and Jane S. Eastman of Brownfield; a son, Joel E. Eastman of Sanford; four grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothea Harris of Marion, Mass., JoAn Reed of East Bridgewater, Mass. and Marjorie Ann Duquette of Raymond, Mass.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney L. Eastman Jr. in 2010; a daughter, Phebe R. Butters in 1992; and a sister, Barbara Goulet. Visiting hours were held on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, N.H. Graveside services will be held in the Kearsarge Cemetery in the spring. Donations may be sent to: The Brownfield Recreation Department, 82 Main St., Brownfield, ME 04010.

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(Continued from Page B) that usually is when we are not playing our best. Q. What makes you successful? I am successful after I do something good in a game, that always boosts my confidence! Q. What would your dream moment be? My dream moment would be when we are in a close game, and the clock is running out, we would come back and win with no time to spare! Q. What has sports taught you? Sports have taught me a lot about teamwork and leadership. A team must work together to be successful. Q. What do you like most about your team? Our team has really started to get along well and we have been playing well together as a result. Q. Who has inspired you? My mom has inspired me because we have always played basketball together and she always supports me and helps me try to get better.

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(Continued from Page B) bad. ElBaradei is no friend of the United States or Israel. That he has a Nobel Prize impresses the liberal mainstream media, but not me. As head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, he ran interference for Iranian nuclear weapons development. With those weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises to “wipe Israel off the map.” ElBaradei is a sly one and he’s not our friend. His association with the Muslim Brotherhood is not a recent development. They’ve played footsie for a while now. On Monday, the MB and ElBaradei offered to form an interim government. Watch out for wolves in sheep’s clothing. As former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton put it, “If the Muslim Brotherhood can bring down the government and install a radi-

cal Islam regime there, in control of the Suez Canal, one can only wonder what will happen in the oil rich kingdoms of the Arabian peninsula. So there’s a lot that rides on the outcome of this that will have a direct impact on America’s economy and America’s security.” There are some who see what’s happening in North Africa as all good. I hope they’re right, but I’ll reserve my judgment. Seems that Bolton will too: “We are not on the verge of the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius in Egypt if only the demonstrators get their way,” he said. “In this very complex, very fast moving situation, the strategic interests of the United States in Egypt are enormous, profound and ‘critical’.” Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a middle school U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at

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were hoping it wouldn’t turn out like Cape. Tonight, when we won, I think this will totally turn us around. We’ll do a lot better now. We finally worked as a team,” she said. Carter enjoyed her first taste of playoff-brand basketball. “Everyone screaming and shouting, it really pumped us up and we were so excited. It was awesome,” she said. “I was just really excited and confident tonight. When I started making my shots, I thought it was just awesome. I was extremely tired (she played virtually the entire game). My legs felt like Jello.” Her legs may have felt like Jello, but there was nothing soft about Tianna-Jo Carter’s game. Stat Lines Lakers 46: Tianna-Jo Carter 9-2-20, Abby Craffey 1-1-4, Hannah Cutting 3-1-7, Sydney Hancock 1-3-5, Kasey Huntress 1-1-4, Rachel Wandishin 1-0-2, Kelsey Winslow 1-2-4. Greely 42: Caton Beaulieu 1-0-2, Chelsea Bridges 1-24, Caroline Hamiltonn 4-213, Haylee Munson, Mykaela Twitchell 1-1-3, Sara Warnock 2-3-7. 3 Pointers: Craffey, Huntress; Greely Coale 3, Hamilton 3. FT: Lakers 10-19 (53%), Greely 10-15 (67%) Turnovers: Lakers 13, Greely 9

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In high school action last week: Girls’ scoreboard Lake Region 63, Freeport 36: After a ragged first quarter, the Lakers went on a 31-14 surge during the middle quarters to down the Falcons at Nutting Gym. Forward Kelsey Winslow paced the Lakers with a game-high 17 points. Other scorers were: Hannah Cuttting 10, Kate Cutting 7, Kasey Huntress 7, Tianna-Jo Carter 6, Jordan Turner 4, Sydney Hancock 3, Abby Craffey 3, Rachel Wandishin 3, Savannah Devoe 2 and Shannon VanLoan 1. • Coach Paul True saw something he hadn’t seen during his Lake Region tenure: double-doubles recorded by his three post players against Poland. Center Tianna-Jo Carter scored 19 points to go along with 19 rebounds, while forwards Hannah Cutting had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Kelsey Winslow fired in 10 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Fryeburg Academy 59, Poland 45: If the Raiders thought they were in for a cakewalk against the Knights, they were mistaken. In their first meeting, the Raiders were up 20 at halftime. At Poland, FA led just 8-5 after one and 24-15 at halftime. Fryeburg, however, had too much firepower for the Knights to contend with as junior guard Maggie McConkey scored 19 points, including six from the foul line, to lead the Raiders to the win. Skye Dole chipped in 15 points while Kendra Fox added 14. Other FA scorers were: Katie Heggie 5, Bailey Frost 2, Brenna Gerchman 2 and Sarah Welch had 2 points. Boys’ scoreboard Greely 56, Lake Region 31: Greely put the Lakers in a hole they were unable to recover from in the second quarter with a 195 run. Danny Place led the LR offense with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Alex Hartford dropped 11 points. Other LR scorers were: Mike Mageles 2, Josh VanEeuwen 2 and Lewis Morton 1. Gray-NG 59, Lakers 52: Adam Jensen scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Patriots past the Lakers Tuesday night. LR trailed 28-26 at halftime, but then saw the Patriots extend their lead with a 15-8 third quarter. Kevin Gilson paced the Lakers with 20 points, while Alex Hartford had 14, Mike Triglione 10, Danny Place 6, Erik Christensen 1 and Alex Hall had 1 point. • The Lakers travel to Falmouth Friday for a 7 p.m. game, and close out the season with home games Monday against Fryeburg Academy at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 10 against Greely at 7 p.m. FRAME SHOP Fryeburg Academy will play Certified Picture Framer at home against Greely tonight, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. The Raiders Full Service

FRYEBURG — Beware of the Raiders’ wrestling team. Fryeburg Academy served notice Saturday that they will be a main contender at this weekend’s Regional Meet at Mountain Valley by capturing the Midstate Tourney. The Raiders edged perennial power Mountain Valley, 173.50 to 169.0 in the 12school field. Lisbon was third with 116.50 followed by Dirigo (93.0) and Wells (87.0) to round out the Top 5. In the championship round: Connor Sheehan won the 103-pound class with a 12-0 decision over Lisbon’s Nick McNamara.

Jake Thurston was victorious in the 130-pound class with a technical fall (18-1) over Monmouth Academy’s Matt McInnis. Kirk Hubbard was pinned at the four-minute mark by Mike McNamara of Lisbon in 135-pound action. Peter Bacchiocchi lost a 126 decision to Eric Coulombe of Monmouth Academy in the 145-pound class. Stefan Emery won a hardfought 4-2 decision over Wells’ Garrett Perkins to capture the 152-pound class. Fred Stearns lost a 3-0 decision to DJ Webber of Dirigo at 160-pounds. In the consolation round:

112: Matt Frost recorded a 6-2 decision over Zach Stevens of Lisbon. 119: Cody Boyd was pinned at 4:57 by Caleb Hall of Dirigo. 140: CJ Bartlett lost a 1312 decision to Ryan LeMay of Dirigo. 171: Nate Hill lost a 9-4 decision to Ben Durfee of Wells. 189: Ian McFawn was pinned at 1:50 by John LaMarca of Traip Academy. 215: Derek Leavitt lost a 7-0 decision to Ryan Malcolm of Madison. 285: Gio DiFazio posted a 9-3 decision over Noah French of Wells.

(Continued from Page B) 3.25; Maggie Knudsen 13-3.25; Emily Hemingway 12-0.5 Junior 4 X 200 Relay: 3. Lake Region 2:14.75; Emily Hemingway 35.7; Elizabeth Schreiber 35.1 pr; Amina Meziani 31.7 pr; Leanne Kugelman 32.2 pr Junior 55 meter hurdles: 6. Amina Meziani 12.09 Junior 55 meter dash: Leanne Kugelmann 8.72 pr; Emily Hemingway 9.45 pr; Maggie Knudsen 10.97 Junior 400 meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 1:06.51; 5. Maggie Knudsen 1:16.63 Junior 200 meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 30.26; Leanne Kugelman 32.48 pr; Emily Hemingway 36.97 pr Mile: 3. Jacqui Black 55:48.87 pr 800 Meters: Jacqui Black 2:46.76; Elizabeth Schreiber 3:11.13 pr; Julia Carlson 3:23.62 pr; Leona KlugeEdwards 3:33.29 Pole Vault: 2. Leona KlugeEdwards 6-0 pr

Long Jump: 5. Elysha Bosworth 13-6.25 pr; Elizabeth Schreiber 11-11.25 pr; Jacqui Black 10-7.25; Amina Meziani 10-6; Victoria Waugh 9-10.5 pr; Emma Rickert 9-6.25 pr Triple Jump: Elysha Bosworth 25-2.5; Michelle Basselet 23-5 4 X 800 Relay: 1. Lake Region 12:40.11; Hannah Perkins 2:35.1; Michelle Basselet 3:25.7; Julia Carlson 3:21.2; Maggie Knudsen 3:18.1

Team standings: York 141, Cape Elizabeth 126, Lake Region 112, Fryeburg 88, Poland 83, Traip Academy 56, Freeport 5, Hebron Academy 2. Up next: The Lakers return to the USM field house this Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. meet against Fryeburg, Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth Academy and Greely.

Big week Ariel McConkey of Fryeburg was one of three Lyndon State College studentathletes to be honored by the North Atlantic Conference for their performances in the week ending Sunday, Jan. 23. McConkey, a freshman guard, took home Rookie of the Week honors. McConkey scored 28 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and collected five steals in the week while playing a key role in the weekend sweep of Thomas and Farmington. She had 16 points, eight rebounds and two steals in the Hornets’ 64-56 victory over Thomas before scoring in 12 points and collecting two rebounds and three steals in the win over Farmington. Lyndon improved to 2-2 in the NAC. A 2010 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, Ariel is the daughter of Stacey and Brett McConkey. of Fryeburg.


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“The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which… countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now within the reach of the nations.”

413 Main Street, Norway, Maine 743-9539 • 1-800-I-MIX-ART

1st mo.

Worship, Nursery & Sunday School through grade 5 (new!) Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Community Bible Study – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. Food Pantry – Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. (FMI phone Debbie at 787-3904)


To Make Casco

A Multi-Dealer Shop offering Fresh Daily Arrivals of

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Warm, Caring 1st/3rd month

Casco Neighbors,

Scott Bailey


Let’s Continue


FRYEBURG — Nothing like a good lobster roll and football! Back by popular demand, the Fryeburg Academy varsity softball parents, through the Raiders Booster Club, will again offer lobster rolls to be delivered in SAD 72, Conway, N.H., Bridgton and Cornish areas this Sunday, Feb. 6. Delivery will be between 3 and 5 p.m., before the big game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Cost is $8 per lobster roll, payable on delivery or before. To order, send name, phone number, address and number of rolls desired to: or call Stacey McConkey at 320-0006, Coach Fred Apt at 935-3019 or Valerie Tripp at 557-2566. Your support is appreciated!

PO Box 207, 114 Main St., Bridgton, ME 04009 Rev. Nancy Smith, Pastor – phone 647-8380

1st mo #5

We Need You!

FA lobster roll sale

Bridgton United Methodist Church

— from The Promise of World Peace

Hours : Mon.. - Fri. 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. 1st wk


Laker indoor track results




Open Daily 10am-5pm

142 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 • (207) 647-4500 (across the street from Renys & Magic Lantern Theater)

Always Free Consultations Fully-Insured


Custom Framing Giclèe Printing

Ariel McConkey Rookie of the Week

Casco Cares is a local nonprofit volunteer group whose purpose is to provide critical help to our neighbors who need emergency heating assistance. All monies needed to buy fuel are generated from donations and grants which go directly to assist our neighbors. Our aim is dedicated to making sure that our neighbors in need stay warm. A list of resources will be provided to help people find the right community organizations to further assist them. The need is great and we are asking for your HELP! We know that the winter season can cause great hardship on families. Please make a donation to assist. Your help is essential. We need you! Mail your check to: Casco Cares P.O. Box 22 Casco, Maine 04015 For more info. call Bev at 207-627-4179

BRIDGTON, MAINE MAIN STREET (207) 647-3711 Monday-Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4


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