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School’s demise clears way for rec fields By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — When a large, dying tree falls to the ground, a small sapling takes its place and is able to grow to new heights. The long, drawn-out saga of the Casco Memorial School is coming to a close. On Tuesday, the majority of the Casco Board of Selectmen voted to demolish the entire school. Then, the recreation department will use the vacated space to expand its sporting fields. Tuesday’s vote put the fate of the historical school building to rest. However, there is still work to be done. And, that work will be done
by Borsetti Construction, based in Naples, for a price tag of $30,000. After reviewing the bid proposal, the board awarded the demolition bid to Borsetti Construction. There were a few twists and turns in the decisionmaking process regarding the school that for more than three years has been vacant — other than being used temporarily as an emergency shelter for cats. First, Selectman Ray Grant had a change of heart. He said after touring the school building again, he realized that the front portion might not be as salvageable as he originally thought. “It is not feasible to save
it,” he said. However, he believed that the concrete slab beneath the structure had a value to the town. “It would cost thousands and thousands of dollars to buy another slab. I would like to save the slab even if we tore both portions of the building down,” he said. His comment took place during the discussion prior to the vote. Selectman Tracy Kimball said she thought that saving the slab would be an unwise move as well as putting a damper on future improvements to the lot. “It’s not a good idea. It would be in the way” of any plans the recreation depart-
ment had for the property, Kimball said. Grant disagreed, saying that the town-owned parcel includes six or seven acres. Plus, with a septic system already in place, where the slab is sitting would be ideal for future bathrooms and a concession stand. Selectman Paul Edes interjected, saying that Recreation Director Beth Latsey said the department does not want to deal with the maintenance of the bathrooms. It would be easier to provide port-a-potties, and then maintenance services would be included in the rental, Edes said. “That would be better,”
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two Bridgton families lost their homes to fires spaced five days apart, in freezing temperatures that challenged the limits of firefighters. The first fire, on Jan. 24, destroyed a home in the Knights Hill neighborhood, while the second, on Jan. 28, leveled the home of Steve and Cathy Lyons on Pond Road. No injuries were reported, and the causes of either fire have not yet been determined. Deputy Fire Chief Todd Perrault said the Knights Hill fire began around 11 p.m. in a bedroom above the garage. Perrault did not know the identity of the homeowners, who had arrived for the weekend from out of town. The occupants were able to get out of the two-story home safely, but the fire was well-involved by the time firefighters arrived, Perrault said. Firefighters set up a tanker shuttle, but “water supply was an issue,” he said, and hoses froze to the ground as around 20 Bridgton firefighters, aided by trucks from Lovell, Fryeburg and Naples, took about an hour knocking down the blaze. The departments were on scene until early the next morning cleaning up, and the state’s Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to determine the cause. The second fire call came in around 4:40 p.m., Jan. 28, for the Lyons’ Pond Road home. The Lyons got themselves and their pet out of the house, but when firefighters arrived within minutes, the fire was well on its way to gutting FLATTENED — Fire destroyed this home off Knights the two-story home, which had an attached addition and Hill Road. (Photo courtesy of Tom Kearns) garage. Perrault said the fire started somewhere in the garage area. insured. He said the Lyons are staying with family memAssisting Bridgton with the Pond Road fire were fire- bers, and that a fund has been set up at Norway Savings fighters from Naples, Harrison and Waterford. “We were Bank to help them get back on their feet. Cathy Lyons is there pretty much all day,” Perrault said. “With the freez- being treated for cancer. ing temperatures and hot spots, we remained on the scene “They’re just not catching a break — and they need to until 1 p.m.” Hose lines were frozen to the road. “It made catch a break,” he said (see sidebar, this page). everything very stretched out,” he said. Perrault said the Bridgton Fire Department, like many Perrault said that as far as he knew, both homes were BRIDGTON FIRES, Page 12A
New sign rules up for hearing ordinance finalized by the Bridgton Planning Board on Tuesday. The rules would allow businesses to have no more than two temporary signs, with a size no larger
and Fernandes favored the motion to salvage the building material. A new motion was introduced. The addendum to demolishing the whole structure and hauling off any hazardous materials was: To also dispose of the concrete slab, and to set the Casco Parks and Recreation Committee on a mission to revitalize the space. That passed, 3–2, with Fernandes and Grant opposing. Earlier in the meeting, Town Manager Dave Morton said that the recreation director stated that the open space was more valuable than storage space. SCHOOL, Page 12A
Fire destroys two local homes
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer New restrictions on the use of temporary signs are in store for Bridgton businesses under a revised sign
he said. Grant’s original motion for the board was to demolish the entire school and save the concrete slab. Chairman Mary-Veinessa Fernandes reminded the board that it had already voted in favor of the disposal of the school building. The reason that decision stalled: The board rejected the demolition bids because the bid costs were too high for what was budgeted, Fernandes said. She told Grant that the new motion would be an addendum to the previously approved motion. Grant made an addendum to save the slab. That failed with a 2–3 vote. Both Grant
than six square feet. The board has been working on the signage revisions for over a year now, and Chairman Steve Collins was clearly pleased to finalize the document Tuesday. “I am so proud of us,” he said. Work on the revisions was sparked by concerns that too many temporary signs were unsightly and having a negative effect on Bridgton’s business climate. The revised sign ordinance will be up for a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Bridgton
Municipal Complex, in preparation for a Town Meeting vote this June. Also to be aired at the hearing will be revisions to the Site Plan Review Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, Bear River Aquifer Ordinance, Willis Brook Aquifer Ordinance, and a new Fire Protection Ordinance. The revised sign rules will also include a ban on the placement of temporary signs in median strips in town to advertise upcoming events. RULES, Page 12A
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Anne Krieg is hoping for a strong turnout next Wednesday, Feb. 12, for a public workshop on around $100,000 in streetscape improvements planned for Depot Street. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen’s meeting room at the Bridgton Municipal Center. Landscape architects and engineers from the firm Milone & MacBroom will listen to what residents want for the intown street, in terms of signs, sidewalks, lighting, stormwater improvements and tree plantings. The work is planned for this coming summer and will be paid for using Community Development Grant funds. The project will use around $70,000 from this year’s MAGICAL NIGHT — Lake Region senior Tiana-Jo CDBG allocation and $30,000 in reprogrammed CDBG Carter eclipsed the 1,000 point mark Tuesday. She is pic- funds. More funds may be made available if needed from tured with Coach Paul True. Page 1B. (Rivet Photo) money set aside for the Main Street sewer line.
Peter A. Morrison has resigned as Bridgton’s director on the SAD 61 School Board. In a letter to Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz and Selectmen Chairman Doug Taft last week, Morrison said, “I write this after giving it a great deal of thought. This has not been an easy decision to make. While the last year and a half and then some has been a valuable experience, I feel I am letting down those who elected me to office. It is with deep sorrow that I must tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of SAD 61.” Morrison noted that he failed to attend a single Facilities Committee meeting since October, missed a Curriculum Committee meeting in November and had not made a single school board meeting since the beginning of December due to personal matters. “I know I have been excused from all of these meetings for allowable reasons, but there comes a time when you have to look at yourself and say, ‘Is it going to get any better?’ My answer is, not in the short term,” Morrison wrote. Morrison thanked Bridgton voters for giving him the opportunity to serve them on the school board. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve our community,” he wrote. “I have enjoyed getting to know so many different people and working with the staff in our schools. I wish everyone the best.” Selectmen are seeking someone to serve as a school board member until June, when the position will be filled at municipal election time.
BEDC takes back seat on project
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The Bridgton Economic Development Corporation will be waiting in the wings to see if another entity steps forward to act as a third party on the cleanup of the former Memorial School property. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz announced the “back seat” approach at the last selectmen’s meeting. He paraphrased a Jan. 27 letter from the BEDC on the subject as follows: “What they’re going to do is take a back seat, and if in fact no other parties step forward in the process that has been established to assist with the Memorial School cleanup and redevelopment, they in turn will then review that and potentially be available and offer their service as an outside third party to do just what the other parties would not do, and that is to assist the town in its cleanup effort.» The cleanup, which likely will include demolition of the vacant school building, is expected to cost at least $300,000, and will only occur after voters have agreed to take over the property from the SAD 61 School District. The decision will be made at Town Meeting this June. Under state law for use
of Brownfield site cleanup money, a third party must assume ownership during the cleanup phase. «Obviously, they (the BEDC) don’t have $300,000, they’re not even offering that,» Berkowitz said. «But they’re positioning themselves to assist the town, should no other party be available.” In its letter to Selectman Chairman Doug Taft, BEDC President Skip Sullivan acknowledged that the third party role for the Memorial School redevelopment was the primary focus when the nonprofit was formed in 2010. However, the letter stated, at the time of incorporation, «the vision included the potential re-use of the property as an incubator site to encourage professional and industrial growth within the town.» Since then, a consensus has emerged through two public visioning sessions that leans much more in the direction of redevelopment for community use. Some have even proposed building a new community center there. At the same time, the relationship between the BEDC and the town has been in limbo, in the wake of voters’ decision last year not to BEDC, Page 12A
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“The thing with socks is you don’t need a lot of materials. It doesn’t take a lot of space to carry the supplies and take them places. Anytime you are going somewhere — to your children’s dance or sport practices, to a basketball game, to a doctor’s appointment, or on a vacation, you can take your knitting with you. I have even done it while riding my exercise bike at home. I feel productive because when I finish I have a pair of socks to wear.” — Georgette Ouellette, Raymond resident and avid knitter By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — Raymond resident Cheri Dwinnell can check off something that has been on her procrastination list for six years. And, she can check it off with extrafine knitting needles. That’s because she is taking a class on how to knit socks at her local library. “My desire started six years ago when my oldest daughter was pregnant and wanted me to make baby socks for her,” Dwinnel said. For six years, Dwinnell has stored the bags of yarn, the knitting supplies, and the patterns she had purchased. She was stumped when she tried to interpret the instructions on the pattern. So, she put the socks on hold — although she is no stranger to
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Ouellette is leading the eight-week-long class; and, the six women in the class are embarking on their fourth week of making a sock from calf to toe. Ouellette said it is a good sign that none of the women turned heels and quit the class after turning heels on their handmade socks last week. It can be a challenge: Decreasing the number of stitches at the heel of the sock, and keeping track of which of the four knitting needles is being used, Ouellette said. In the end, it is well worth
the effort to learn how to knit socks because it is a skill that is portable, relaxing and productive, she said. “The thing with socks is you don’t need a lot of materials. It doesn’t take a lot of space to carry the supplies and take them places. Anytime you are going somewhere — to your children’s dance or sport practices, to a basketball game, to a doctor’s appointment, or on a vacation, you can take your knitting with you,” Ouelette said. “I have even done it while riding my exercise bike at home,” she said. Some skills can be selftaught. Other skills make a lot more sense when the learning process happens with an instructor and a handful of people. All of the women who are learning how to knit socks concur that being in a smallsized class has been extremely helpful. According to Maryann Amrich and Peggy Jensen, there have been times that a struggle turned into a realization — thanks to the person sitting next to them who figured it out first. “I think once I learn it, this could be really fun,” Amrich said. “My goal for me is: I want to make socks for the women in my family for Christmas next year,” she said, including her sister and her nieces. “That will be my special gift for them,” Amrich said. Jensen said her inspiration for learning this skill was her sister. “Well, I have knit sweaters, mittens and hats in the past. I have a sister who has knitted socks for years,” she said. “I just wanted to be able to do it. Like everyone else, Maryann Amrich is working on the next step after the pattern is so confusing “turning the heel” as she learns how to knit socks at the if you don’t have anyone to KNITTING, Page A Raymond Village Library. (De Busk Photo)
Raymond resident Georgette Ouellette assists Cheri Dwinnell through the process of learning to knit a sock. Ouellette led a class on knitting socks at the Raymond Village Library this winter. (De Busk Photo)
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Narramissic Barn stabilized, for now
Bridgton Historical Society has announced that preliminary work has been done to stabilize the barn at Narramissic, the society’s historic property in South Bridgton. Last year, the organization became aware that the dry stone granite foundation under the barn was shifting dangerously. Eric Beane of The Barn Boys has re-set all of the posts underneath the structure, most
of which were seriously compromised in one way or another. In one instance, the post was simply hanging in thin air: there was a gap between the bottom of the post and the granite footing that was big enough for a grown man to pass his hand through. Although Eric’s work should make the barn safe to use again for public events, the long-term solution is
much more involved. The foundation walls, which have shifted dramatically from the action of water draining down the hillside and off the roof, all need to be rebuilt. There is a similar problem with a portion of the foundation under the house, and last year, these conditions led Maine Preservation to designate Narramissic as an Endangered Historic Resource. “While we are, obviously, distressed that the situation has reached this point, we are approaching this as an opportunity to raise awareness of the wonderful resource we have in Narramissic and the importance of preserving it as a place to come and learn about nineteenth-century farm life, and enjoy a dramatic and beautiful preserved landscape,” said Ned Allen, the society’s executive director. “We are gathering the information we need to initiate the process of rebuilding the foundations, designing the drainage systems, putting the work out to bid, and undertaking the major fund-raising campaign that this will require. We expect this to be a project that will be completed in phases, which will GIFT TO THE LIBRARY — Spaulding Memorial probably take several years to Librarian Sue Newton accepts a check for $500 from June complete.” Don Perkins, whose Johnson, treasurer of the Sebago Lions Club. book The Barns of Maine (Photo by Sue Bowditch)
prominently featured the Narramissic barn, has posted a video about the situation on YouTube, titled “1830s Temperance Barn, Bridgton.” Narramissic, located on Ingalls Road, off Route 107 in South Bridgton, is an historic house museum and a venue for events and workshops that further an appreciation of early American life. With over 20 acres of fields, it sits on one of the highest points of land in town, with spectacular views to the north and west. Although Narramissic is closed for the season, the public is always welcome to enjoy the grounds during daylight hours. The society also owns and operates the archives and museum in the former fire station on Gibbs Avenue in downtown Bridgton. This facility houses a collection of documents, photographs, and artifacts related to local history. It is open this winter Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m., and at other times (whenever the open flag is flying) and by appointment. For further information RE-SET — This photograph shows barn posts after they contact Bridgton Historical were re-set. Society at PO Box 44, Bridgton, ME 04009, 6473699, visit www.bridgtonhistory.org, or e-mail info@ bridgtonhistory.org
Knitting class ties together learning We help each other. We keep each other company. We encourage each other, we laugh together,” Amrich said. Dwinnell chimed in, singing the same praises for learning how to knit socks. “When you have a chance, take a class,” she said. Instructor Ouelette said she had taken classes through the Adult Education program, studied online tutorials, and talked to other knitters to improve her hobby. “Taking a class is easier. I can help them along the way because every mistake they are making, I have made,” she said. “It’s great when they have an ‘ah-ha moment,’” Ouelette said. “People can do this on their own; but, they are intimidated,” she said. Not only can the pattern
sometimes be hard to comprehend, but also the supplies (fine-weight yarn and tiny Number Two needles) are different to work with, she said. She said The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes is a great resource for those interested in all the aspects of knitting socks. The Raymond Village Library carries a copy of that book. When it comes to choosing yarn, Ouelette recommended yarn that is at least 70% wool with the other material being manmade like nylon or polyester or acrylic. Also, people should purchase yarn made from washable wool. Thirdly, she advised knitters to never throw handmade socks in the dryer. If the socks don’t shrink, the material will lose its longevity, she said. “The wool yarn itself is stretchy, and you need a man-
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(Continued from Page A) ask,” she said. Jensen was simultaneously knitting a pair of socks with two balls of yarn planted on the table in front of her, while the other women were working on one sock at a time. Like other women in the group, Ellie Luders, of Raymond, has delved into knitting in the past. “I’ve knit sweaters and mitten. So, I decided to try my hand at socks,” she said. Luders chose a brownishblue yarn because “the first time around, I thought I’d go more conservative,” she said, returning her focus to the petite needles and whispering to herself the number of stitches she had completed. Amrich looked up from her work — a mix of slate blue, charcoal gray and winter white yarn — and said, “We would highly recommend this class.” “There is something really fun learning it with a group of people. Learning by yourself can be boring and frustrating,” she said. “We all help each other.
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Kevin Joyce will seek re-election as Cumberland County Sheriff. “For the last 28 years, it has been my honor to serve the citizens of Cumberland County through the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. I’ve worked diligently to make our community a safer place to live, and the organization I admire, a better place to work. But I believe I still have more to do…more to offer…more to accomplish!” he said, announcing his intention to seek a second term. He added, “During my first term as sheriff, we have increased the number of civilian volunteers in our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) who continually give back to their community by assisting the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office with non-law enforcement activities that make our communities a little safer. In addition to our VIPS program, in 2012,
Sheriff Kevin Joyce we started a law enforcement Explorer post whereby we train young adults from 14-21 years of age in various aspects of police work. It is my intent to provide the young adults of Cumberland County an opportunity to also give back to their community, but also develop leadership skills under the guidance of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Boy
Last week, Maine State Police Sergeant Mike Edes filed papers with the Maine Ethics Commission declaring his candidacy for Cumberland County Sheriff. After a 35-year career in law enforcement, Sergeant Edes has retired and will run for the Democratic nomination for this elected office, which has responsibility for managing the county’s Sheriff’s Department and jail.
“I look forward to spending time with the people of Cumberland County on the campaign trail and discussing ways to improve leadership at the sheriff’s office,” said Edes. The primary election will be held on June 10. In the State Police, Sergeant Edes has served as a patrol supervisor and was based at the Gray Barracks with responsibility for supervising troopers in Cumberland, Oxford and
Scouts of America.” Sheriff Joyce pointed out that he has already begun to complete the law enforcement accreditation process, strengthen the board of visitor program and continue to develop programs to reduce recidivism in the jail by working on some of the mental health issues plaguing the jail population. “We’ve made some technological improvements such as license scanners for all of our patrol vehicles, facial recognition software to compare photos of suspects against the 70,000 booking photos that we have in our jail database and we are beginning to put computers in the pods of the jail, so that correction officers can have up-to-date information on the inmates assigned to his or her pod,” he said. “Also, we have made great strides in improving our inter-agency cooperation by developing a memo of understanding with several
police departments throughout Cumberland County to provide evidence collection and preservation services, should an agency need assistance beyond their staffing abilities. Furthermore, in the last three years, we have added police officers from the Falmouth and Cumberland police departments to our tactical team, which is comprised of deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Westbrook Police Department.” In addition to earning a master’s degree in Business Administration and attending various executive training programs sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Sheriff Joyce has diligently and with honor, advanced through the ranks at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. He worked with three previous sheriffs that taught him many JOYCE, Page A
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Editor’s note: Due to a change in reporting software, which is being used in connection with county dispatching, the amount of information released by the Bridgton Police Department is limited. The News will be meeting with Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield to work out a method so more information will be presented in future blotters. Monday, January 27 10:30 a.m. Vehicle off the road; Officer Musie. 5:05 p.m. Alarm sounded; Officer McCormick. Tuesday, January 28 11:42 a.m. Child abuse complaint; Officer Gaumont. 4:47 p.m. Accident with property damage; Officer McCormick. Wednesday, January 29 4:56 a.m. Threatening complaint; Officer Smolinsky. 10:52 a.m. Welfare check; Officer Jones. 3:19 p.m. Attempt to locate; Officer Gaumont. 3:37 p.m. Animal problem; Officer Gaumont. 8:22 to 11:19 p.m. Six traffic offenses; Officers McCormick, Gaumont, Smolinsky. Thursday, January 30 6:29 p.m. Citizen assist; Officer Reese. 7:04 p.m. Runaway juvenile; Officer Reese. 8:46 to 11:31 p.m. Five traffic offenses; Officers Muise and Reese. Friday, January 31 12:42 to 3:34 p.m. Eight traffic offenses; Officers Muise and Jones. 7:03 to 8:44 p.m. Three traffic offenses; Officers Jones and Reese. 9:15 p.m. Assault incident; Officer Jones. 9:31 p.m. Alcohol offense; Officer Muise. 9:51 p.m. Suspicious activity; Officer Jones. 10:02 to 11:10 p.m. Four traffic offenses; Officers Muise and Reese. Saturday, February 1 12:41 a.m. Harassment complaint; Officer Muise. 9:03 a.m. Fraud complaint; Officer Muise. 10:53 a.m. Vehicle off the road; Officer Muise. 4:35 p.m. Harassment complaint; Officer Muise. Sunday, February 2 12:42 a.m. Pedestrian check; Officer Reese. 9:49 a.m. Theft complaint; Officer Muise. 1:09 p.m. Accident with property damage; Officer Muise. 7:15 p.m. Juvenile problem; Officer McCormick. 8:21 p.m. Disorderly conduct; Officer McCormick. 9:48 to 10:36 p.m. Three traffic offenses; Officers McCormick and Smolinsky. 10:38 p.m. Threatening complaint; Officer McCormick. Sgt. Edes was called to run for office because of the concerns many law enforcement officers had brought to him about the current leadership at the Sheriff’s Office. Several high-profile incidents of mismanagement at the Cumberland County Jail and severe morale problems among deputies have demonstrated that the department is off-course. Edes is also an advocate for alternative sentencing in certain cases involving non-violent offenders and if elected, will set up a nonpartisan group to explore
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Fryeburg Police log 11:29 a.m. Burglar alarm on Carter Hill Road. 1:15 p.m. Assist another agency on Main Street. 3:35 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Stanley Hill Road. 8 p.m. Michael J. Singer, 36, of Fryeburg was charged with failing to register a motor vehicle following a stop at the intersection of Main Street and Swans Fall Road. Monday, January 27 7:19 p.m. Juvenile offense at the intersection of Lovell Road and Fish Street. 11:43 p.m. Assist another agency on Main Street. Tuesday, January 28 12:18 p.m. Burglar alarm on Leach Road checked. 1:35 p.m. Investigation follow up. 2:03 p.m. Criminal trespass complaint on West Fryeburg Road. 2:55 p.m. Juvenile issue on Lovewell Pond Road. 3:27 p.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 5:39 p.m. Suspicious activity at the town garage on Bridgton Road. Wednesday, January 29 12:08 to 4:42 a.m. Twelve building checks were made. 2:35 p.m. Traffic complaint at Indian Acres hill. 3:43 p.m. Assist another agency at Carolyn Drive. 7:34 p.m. Assist Fryeburg Rescue at Little Chatham Road. Thursday, January 30 5:46 p.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 11:17 p.m. Tammy Lebroke, 35, of North Conway, N.H. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence following a stop on Main Street. Friday, January 31 12 p.m. Shoplifting incident at a Bridgton Road store. 4:29 p.m. Brad B. Thompson, 27, of Brownfield was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a criminal summons. 5 p.m. Field interview on Smith Street. 5:41 p.m. Served a summons on Menotomy Road. 7:50 p.m. Assisted Fryeburg Rescue at a Highland Park-Brown Road location. Saturday, February 1 1:04 to 4:54 a.m. Nine building checks were made. 1:02 p.m. ATV complaint at Hemlock Bridge/Frog Alley. 5:40 p.m. Harassment complaint on Howe Street. 6:29 p.m. Suspicious activity on Smith Street (complaint determined to be unfounded). POLICE LOG, Page 12A
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These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log: Monday, January 20 6:34 — 8:04 a.m. Motor vehicle stops on Portland Street and Main Street, near Cruves. 3:04 p.m. Assist citizen on West Fryeburg Road. 3:29 p.m. Assist citizen on Cobb Street. 11:37 p.m. Suspicious activity on Bridgton Road. Wednesday, January 21 12:08 to 2:15 a.m. Twelve building checks made. 7 p.m. Suspicious activity at the Visitor’s Center on Main Street. Thursday, January 22 2:43 a.m. Burglary alarm on Bridgton Road. 2:45 a.m. Suspicious activity on Bridgton Road. 9 a.m. Complaint on Main Street. 11:44 a.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 6:36 p.m. Marcus T. Buzzell, 20, of Fryeburg was charged with violating a protection order. He was taken into custody at a West Fryeburg Road location. 9:57 p.m. Harassment complaint on Smith Street. Friday, January 23 12:15 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street. 3:07 p.m. Assist another agency at Merrill Corner Road. 3:49 p.m. Assist citizen on Bridgton Road. 4:47 p.m. Served subpoena on Howe Street. Saturday, January 25 12:31 to 2:32 a.m. Eight building checks made. 5:27—5:53 a.m. Motor vehicle stops made on Main Street; warnings issued. 9:14 a.m. Assist Fryeburg Rescue on West Fryeburg Road. 12:19 p.m. Traffic complaint on Fish Street. 2:24 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bridgton Road, near the entrance to Thriftway. 3:07 p.m. Drug complaint on Smith Street. 3:41 p.m. Traffic complaint on Warren Street. 3:48 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Lovell Road. 6:15 p.m. Harassment complaint on North Fryeburg Road. 7:52 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bridgton Road. Sunday, January 26 1:20 to 4:30 a.m. Six building checks made. 10:24 a.m. Motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Fair and Pleasant Streets.
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NORWAY — The Western Maine Art Group’s Main Street Gallery in Norway will host its monthly First Friday reception on Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 426 Main Street. This month’s Valentine theme is Chocolate, Wine, and Art. On display will be paintings by Cynthia R. Burmeister. Cynthia has been chosen as WMAG’s Artist of the Month. Cynthia lives in Paris and is an active member of the Western Maine Art Group. She studied watercolor with the Ann Arbor Art Association and served as a docent at the University of Michigan Museum of Art for 20 years. More recently, she has studied oil painting. Cynthia, in describing her approach, said, “I have always loved old houses, so I suppose it’s not surprising that they are my favorite subject to paint. Old buildings are interesting visually, and I enjoy thinking about the people who lived in them and created what I see. Norway, Paris, and western Maine have so many wonderful examples of old buildings. When interesting architecture comes to together with interesting light situations, I’m
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OTISFIELD — Did you know there is a free in-home program for seniors to help them remain in their homes? It is through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and called the Senior Companion Program. Although it has been around for 30 years, it seems underutilized in Oxford County. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Otisfield Social Outreach Committee will host a talk about the program by Extension Educator Anna Saar at 10 a.m. at the Otisfield Town Office Annex on Route 121. Trained volunteers receive a small stipend working up to 15 hours a week to help frail adults achieve and maintain their highest level of independent living. The program is more about establishing meaningful relationships than cleaning or household chores, though that may also be done. Information about the program is also available online by searching for the “University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Senior Companion Program.”
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ARTIST OF THE MONTH — Cynthia Burmeister, who loves to paint buildings, painted this work, which shows the distinctive Norway Opera House on Main Street. The two buildings shown from the rear are 100 aker wood and Longley’s Hardware. Burmeister’s work will be on display at a First Friday Reception Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Western Maine Art Group Gallery at 426 Main Street, Norway. off!” Please join Western Maine Art Group at their Friday opening to view the collection of original art, mosaics, landscapes, figurative paintings, still life paintings, jew-
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Valentine’s reception at Gallery 302 Love is in the air, and to show the love, Gallery 302 is inviting everyone to a special Valentine’s Reception at the gallery on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Rumor has it that the Chocolate Gods will be smiling down on us and guests will be treated to sweets, wine and music. A raffle of jewelry by HR Best Design will give folks an opportunity to win a lovely Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one. Tickets for the raffle are available now at the gallery and you do not have to be present to win. “White Out,” an exhibit of
Jewelry by HR Best Design artwork by Bridgton Art Guild members, will be on display, as well as many beautiful works of art by the gallery’s regular exhibiting artists. This is a great way to come in out of the cold and enjoy some lively conversation, food and art, with a romantic ambience provided by
some cocktail piano. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton and regular winter gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 647-2787 or visit www.gallery302.com
SEBAGO — A Spaghetti Supper will be held to benefit the Sebago Fuel Assistance Fund on Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sebago Town Hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Family maximum cost is $20.
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Need a date for Valentine’s Day? Let the North Bridgton Public Library set you up with a blind date! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the North Bridgton Library the week of Saturday, Feb 8. to Saturday, Feb. 15 during library hours. Let the library “set you up” with a book. Books will be wrapped, so you won’t know the identity of your date until you get home. Each wrapped book has a “personal ad” attached to it, and if you like what you see, check the book out, take it home, unwrap it and get to know your date. For the kids, on Thursday, Feb 13 at 6:30 p.m., NBPL will have a special Storytime Glow Dance, with stories, snacks, dancing and glow sticks. Kids of all ages are welcome. For more information, call the library at 647-8563.
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Bob Ryan and Stan Cohen of Bridgton announced the date and time of the next meeting of the Bridgton branch of the Maine Democratic Party. The meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street, Bridgton. The agenda for the meeting will include the election of officers for the local branch, and organization of the Bridgton Democratic Caucus to be held at the same venue on Sunday, March 2. For more information, call Ryan, the branch secretary, at 647 5266.
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Keller exhibit at the Goldberg Gallery FRYEBURG — Art by Josef Keller is now on display at the Goldberg Gallery at the Bion R. Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy. Keller, a past president of the Mount Washington Arts Association and a current Board of Trustees member, has been drawing and painting for most of his life. “This exhibit of paintings and models titled “Air, Land and Sea,” represents my long time enjoyment reading various works of science fiction and the sub genre of steampunk,” says Keller. “Science fiction has often been a stimulant to scientific discovery and invention, it can lead to thinking ‘what if?…why not?…’” Mostly self-taught through experimentation, Keller uses realism and abstract art techniques to create his paintings and 3D models. More of Keller’s art can be found on his
website, Southwindairbrush.com A resident of Brownfield, Keller now focuses on his art full-time since retirement. “I share a great studio with my talented artist wife, Heather MacLeod,” he said. Keller’s art has been shown in Tucson, Ariz., Taos, N.M., North Conway, N.H., Jackson, N.H. and Norway. The art of Josef Keller will be on display at the Goldberg Gallery at Fryeburg Academy through the end of March. E-mail Josef Keller at Joekeller99@hotmail.com The Goldberg Gallery is open to the public Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturdays. For more information about Fryeburg Academy’s Goldberg Gallery, please visit the website: JOSEF KELLER is exhibiting his works at the Goldberg Gallery at the Bion R. Cram fryeburgacademy.org/goldberggallery Library at Fryeburg Academy.
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Think you’ve got talent? Lake Region Community Theatre presents Lake Region’s Got Talent! This multi-day talent competition will celebrate some of the area’s finest performers. All acts are invited to audition at Stevens Brook Elementary School, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7. In case of inclement weather, please check the Facebook Event page. “We’re looking for all types of talent,” says Lew Krainin, one of the show’s producers. “Comedians, dancers, musicians, singer-songwriters, acrobats, poets, jugglers, improv groups, magicians, speed knitters — we want it all.” There is a $15 audition fee and no need to preregister. The producers ask that you provide your own accompaniment or equipment and be ready to perform. Most acts will move on to the quarterfinals. Several nights of fun will lead up to the finale. Two quarterfinals, Sunday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 23; a semi-final, March 2, and the
Vice Commander William A. Rakestraw, representing the 2.4-million member American Legion, was the guest speaker at the MidWinter Conference held by the Maine Department at Post 80 Millinocket this past weekend. Rakestraw, who served in Korea, resides in Wall, N.J. and travels throughout the country telling the Legion story. Curtis Merrill, American Legion Post 155 Naples commander, was also in attendance. In Maine, there are over 20,000 wartime veterans who belong to the organization, which provides a variety of services for veterans, school children, communities, and veterans’ legislation both at the state and national levels. Among the many services offered by the Maine American Legion include funding for three full-time staff members at the Togus veterans hospital to expedite disability claims. It provides over 10 state scholarships for
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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Ever want to travel to Africa and photograph wild lions, giraffes and zebras in their natural habitat? Doesn’t a stay in Tuscany at a villa sound good? These are just two of the many great auction items offered at this year’s Paddy O’ Paws Brunch and Auction to benefit the Conway Area Humane Society. The event will be held on Sunday, March 16 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, N.H. The fun begins at 11 a.m., with a Red Jacket buffet and bidding on a huge array of silent auction items. Fun and games with auctioneer Steve Schofield follow as the live auction bidding gets underway. The cost is $35 per person; for tickets, visit www.conwayshelter.org, or call 603-4475605. You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information, or mail payment to CAHS, P.O. Box A BIT O’ PARADISE — A trip to Tuscany and a stay in a Italian villa is just one of the many great trips this year’s 260, Conway, NH 03818. Paddy O’Paws Brunch and Auction has to offer.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Allison C. Desrochers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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. Allison is a 2000 graduate of Lake Region High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Husson University in Bangor.
Slope Regional Airport terminal building at 6:30 p.m. All inter- provided by hostesses Ginny Noftle and Paula Swenson. ested parties are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be proStorytime Glow Dance at vided courtesy of David Cullinan. For more information, call Mike North Bridgton Library at 603-986-8110. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at the North Bridgton Library Dempsey Center offers Zentangle workshop on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. with a Storytime Glow Dance for LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer (Continued from Page A) the kids. Kids of all ages are welcome to the event, which includes Streets in South Paris and is accessible. Parking is available behind the Hope & Healing is offering a free Zentangle workshop for cancer snacks, dancing and glow sticks. For more information, call the patients, survivors and caregivers. “Zentangling for All” will take library. For more information, contact Pastor Anna-Jean Alexander at place on Mondays from Feb. 10 through March 10 from 5:30 to library at 647-8563. 461-3093. Community blood drive in Naples 7:30 p.m. at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell Street, Lewiston. First meeting for Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images NAPLES — Lakes Region Properties is sponsoring a Naples from repetitive patterns. Patricia Allard, CZT will teach this simple, Community Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Fryeburg Pedestrian Bridge Committee FRYEBURG — The first meeting of the Fryeburg Pedestrian timeless, and fun technique, which promotes focus, creativity, and the American Legion Hall, Routes 302 and 11, Naples. Please call Bridge Committee is slated for Monday, Feb. 10 at the Eastern relaxation. Classes are open to both children and adults (children Lakes Region Properties at 693-7000 or the American Red Cross at under 10 must have adult accompaniment). The first half-hour will 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment. be reserved for those who have no prior Zentangle experience, and Lecture series begins Feb. 13 BUILDING 40+ YEARS IN THE LAKES REGION AREA 6 to 7:30 p.m. will be open to those with all levels of experience. with Brenton Hamilton Class size is limited to 12. Pre-register by phone at 795-8250, tollfree, 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org STANDISH — Visual artist and historian Brenton Hamilton will give a free talk on his craft on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in room Confused and unsure about 128 of Harold Alfond Hall at Saint Joseph College in Standish. His the new Health Care Act? talk will kick off the 2014 Speakers, Performers, Artists, and Culture FRYEBURG — The Affordable Care Act is bringing some (SPArC) lecture series. Using photography in unconventional ways, major changes to our health care system. 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He employs platinum, gum bichromate, and the cyanoOn Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall type process in his photo collage work. on Bradley Street in Fryeburg, there will be a discussion entitled: Sunset/Moonrise Hike up Bald Pate Mountain “The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the New Health A sweetheart of a hike is in store for those who go on a Care Law.” The guest speaker, Health Marketplace Navigator and Program Specialist Jake Grindle, will explain the basics of the Valentine’s Day Sunset/Moonrise Hike on Friday, Feb. 14, from 4 law and the newly-available resources every Mainer should know to 6 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or your sweet self on this romantic about. The talk is sponsored by the Fryeburg Business Association two-hour hike, conditions permitting, up Bald Pate Mountain in South Bridgton, sponsored by the Lakes Environmental Association. and the MWC Chamber of Commerce. Participants will meet at the Bald Pate parking area at 4 p.m. Sunset All about Facebook advertising is at 5:10 p.m., and the moonrise is at 5:15 p.m. Bring snowshoes NORWAY — Oxford Hills SCORE and the Oxford Hills or traction devices and a headlamp, and wear proper winter hiking Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a program and discussion clothing and boots, as this is a moderate/strenuous hike. Water and on Facebook ads on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the snacks are recommended. For more information, call 647-4352 or Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street, Norway. Eric Lammers, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org owner of a company that does web-based marketing, will discuss Pancake Breakfast at First Congregational the cost and benefits of Facebook ads and how to measure their The Bridgton First Congregational Church on South High Street, results. Following the presentation there will be time for questions. Register either by calling SCORE at 743-0499 or the Oxford Hills Bridgton, will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, French toast, Chamber of Commerce at 743-2281. sausage patty, coffee, tea and juice. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 Fryeburg Homemaker to hear for children 10 and under. Kids age three and under are free.
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Noble House Concert Series hosts Birdsong
Acoustic sounds above the lake will be heard when the House Concert Series at Noble House Inn features the gentle melodies of Alan Williams of Birdsong At Morning, on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wine, soda, tea, hot chocolate and confections are available for purchase. Suggested donation is between $10 and $15, and all are invited and welcome. However, an RSVP is required, by e-mailing email@example.com. A waiting list will be started after the first 25 RSVPs.
Bullwinkle Jones on tap for Brownfield Lions Dance
BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Lions Club will hold a dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Brownfield Lions Den, Routes 5 and 113 in Brownfield. The BYOB dance, for adults 21 and older, will feature classic rock ‘n’ roll played by the Bullwinkle Jones band. Admission is $10 per person. There will be a 50/50 and a bottle raffle as well. Proceeds will go to benefit the Brownfield Lions Community Projects Fund. For more information or reservations call Earl at 935-2911.
Bridgton Lions offering Bean Supper
A Bean Supper will be held by the Bridgton Lions Club during Winter Carnival Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton. The menu is beans, hot dogs or ham, coleslaw, corn bread and great desserts, all for only $9 adults and $5 children. Buttons and tickets are available at the door. Proceeds from the event are in memory of late Lion Mark Mercier.
Harrison Lions holding Turkey Dinner
HARRISON — A Turkey Dinner with all the fixings will be held by the Harrison Lions Club on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Lion’s Den at the Block Building. Snow date is Feb. 23. The dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
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RAYMOND — Roger C. Knights WESTBROOK — Arlene I. Gordan, died peacefully in his home with his chil88, of Westbrook, passed on Monday, dren at his side on Jan. 29, 2014. Feb. 3, 2014. Roger was born in Brookton and lived She was born in Westbrook on March a full and happy life. He was a carpenter 3, 1925, the daughter of Earl and Gladys and owned and ran Knights Bait shop for (Nelson) Smith. She was one of five over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorssiblings. man that embodied the Maine spirit. Arlene lived her entire life in He was predeceased by his two wives, Westbrook. Donna, the mother of his children, and In April 1949, she married the love Dottie; and a daughter, Cynthia. of her life, William A. Gordan Sr. They He is survived by his children Roger only spent 20 years together before he (Skip) Knights, Julia Michaud and Laurie passed away in 1969. Arlene then took Mondville; eight grandchildren and six on the role of both mother and father to great-grandchildren. Roger will be sadly their two sons. Her biggest joy was when she had grandchildren and missed by all who knew him. was then known as Grammy to them and all of their friends. To the A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 surprise of the family, she enrolled in classes to receive her high at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. school diploma in 2000. Arlene worked all her life from the old A & P Store, to Fairchild, and later on in life at Art’s Variety. Arlene was predeceased by her husband, William A. Gordan Sr. She is survived by her sister, Jane Smith; her two sons, William PORTLAND — Olive M. Collins, 86, of Longfellow Commons, Jr. of Westbrook and Scott of Raymond; her four granddaughters formerly of Clayton Street, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at and two great-grandsons. Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Gosnell Hospice House. She was born on May 9, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Blais and Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A funeral service will be held at the funeral Stanley and Mary Jurczyk Moski. She attended local schools and home on Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the spring was a 1945 graduate of Portland High School. Olive worked for many years as a telephone operator with the at Arlington Cemetery, Windham. Online condolences may be telephone company. expressed at blaisandhayfuneralhome.com She married James F. Collins. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Arlene’s memory Olive was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. to: The Westbrook Historical Society, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook, She was predeceased by her parents; husband James in 1984; and ME 04092. a brother, William Chester Moski in 1995. Survivors include a brother, Rudolph Moski of Casco; and three nieces. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers were recited on Monday at the funeral home, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Mrs. Dorothy E. Stackhouse, 94, of Church, 673 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Burial will follow at Hollywood, Fla., died Oct. 13, 2013, at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be the Presidential Place assisted living expressed at www.ctcrawford.com facility, where she had resided for three years. She was born March 9, 1919 in Peabody, Mass., the daughter of Leland and Edith Page. She was married to JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — Irene Clayton E. Stackhouse for 67 years. He Tegeler, 85, passed away on Monday, predeceased her in 2009. Jan. 27, 2014, in Johnson City, N.Y. She and her husband lived in Irene lived in the Bridgton area for Bridgton, Maine, from 1946 to 1956, whereupon they moved to 16 years, and worked at the Bridgton Danvers, Mass. While in Bridgton she served as the Troop leader for Hospital. She sang with the Sweet the Girl Scouts as well as operating dancing schools throughout the Adelines in Yarmouth. region. She also was active in the Bridgton Methodist Church. Born in Honesdale, Pa., she worked After moving to Mass., she became active in the Order of the and raised her family in Binghamton, Eastern Star, serving as the Worthy Matron of Peabody Chapter #162. N.Y., before moving to Maine. In 1969 she became the Worthy Grand Matron of the Massachusetts She is survived by three children; Eastern Star. She also raised money for the Knights Templar Eye seven grandchildren; four great-grandFoundation. children; her sister, Evelyn Glatz of She is survived by her son, Dennis C. Stackhouse and his wife Denmark; and numerous nieces and Lynda of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandsons, Andrew C. Stackhouse nephews. of Boone, N.C., and Brent C. Stackhouse of New York City, N.Y.; her Contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to: United sister-in-law, Joanne Chute of Portland, Maine; and several nieces and Methodist Home Donations Hilltop Campus, 10 Acre Place, Binghamton, NY 13904. nephews. A memorial service and internment will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
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Alice G. Murphy CLEARWATER, FLORIDA — Alice G. McKinney Murphy, 86, passed away on Jan. 28, 2014 in Clearwater, Fla. Alice was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Somerville, Mass., where she attended Somerville High School. Alice went to work at McKesson & Robbins in Boston, Mass., where she met the love of her life, her best friend, John Murphy. Alice and John relocated with their family to Wilmington, Mass., where she was active in many ministries at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Alice was a president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie Troop Leader, and a mother to her five children and younger sister, Sheila Woods. Alice and John moved to Clearwater in 1968. Alice received her Real Estate License and later her Broker’s license and was a Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker. Alice unselfishly cared for all people, supporting and mentoring everyone she met. Alice was a great listener and had the ability to recognize the special gifts that each person has to offer the world. Alice enjoyed spending summers in Bridgton, Maine, and traveling abroad with her husband. Alice was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 63 years, John Murphy; sister, Bernice Horne; her children, Robert W. Murphy, Linda (Mike) Large, John E. Jr. (Sharyn) Murphy, Patty (Lorin) Bridge, and Joe (Carmen) Murphy. Alice was “Grammy” to 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held in Clearwater, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, All Children’s Hospital or Suncoast Hospice. Arrangements by Moss Feaster Funeral Home of Clearwater, Fla., www.mossfeasterclearwater.com
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Heidi J. (Sprague) Francis and Shawn W. Griffin of Poland, have a daughter, Kayleigh Ann Griffin, born on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Bridgton Hospital. Kayleigh joins Aiyla M. Griffin, age 21, and Keisha R. Griffin, 16. Maternal grandparents: Pat Ringrose of Lewiston; Pat Sprague of Poland. Brittany A. Miller and Jason B. Hamilton of Lovell, have a son, Beckham Michael Hamilton, born on Tuesday,
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SOUTH CHINA — A light has gone out of our lives; wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, Harriet Rae Davis has left us on Jan. 31, 2014, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family after a long courageous fight. She entered into the world facing many medical challenges. She was born March 27, 1943, the daughter of Emile and Amelia Pelletier in Waterville, Maine. Her early childhood days were filled with love and support from family and friends. She attended Pine Tree Camp for handicapped children, which gave her inspiration to help children with disabilities. In high school, she volunteered and worked with special needs children. She also enjoyed taking dancing lessons and performed in numerous dance recitals. Upon graduating from Waterville high school, she entered the University of Maine at Machias, where she majored in education. The years at Machias resulted in her receiving a diploma from the college president at the local hospital while recovering from an operation. In 1965, she entered her first year of teaching at Glenburn Elementary School. The following year, she met and married her soul mate, David Davis, and they moved to Unity, where they both taught for over twenty years in MSAD #3. Her sons were born during these years, and she enjoyed the many sporting events that they participated in. She also enjoyed her camp at Lower Wilson Pond and the family became avid skiers at Squaw Mountain. Those were some of her happiest days, skiing with family and friends. During the 90s, she began to deal with health problems and took early retirement. In 2003, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, another medical challenge that she fought with remarkable courage. The years that followed, she remained very active, enjoying her grandsons, hosting family gatherings, and attending local fairs and events at Sunday River. She also volunteered at the South China Library and became an avid button collector. She became very active in Friends in Need (FIN), a breast cancer support group based in Australia. FIN gave her much support during her last years. Her high school classmates Hannah and Sandra were also a very important part of her final years. Harriet never let her health issues define who she was as a person. She relied on her religious faith to get her through any obstacles she faced in life; love and family were instilled in her at an early age and continued to be her first priority. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, David Davis; sons: Sean and his wife Holly of Tex., and Chad of N.H.; two grandsons: Colby of Tex. and Griffin of N.H.; three sisters: Joan O’Neil of Fla., Blanche Pelletier of Waterville, and Phyllis Gravel and her husband John of Benton; two nieces: Debbie Delany of Calif., and Robin McCluske of Fla.; a nephew, Eric Gravel of Bath, and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her sister Juliette; and her brother Donald Pelletier. The family thanks her primary care physician of over twenty years, David Preston, and his nurse Debbie, her pulmonologists Kristin Holms and Stephen Metta, and her ENT Christopher Murry. A special thanks to Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home for their excellent care, and the Hannaford Pharmacy in South China for outstanding service. A time of visitation with the family will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville. A luncheon will follow in the church hall downstairs, immediately after the Mass. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412.
Sledding Day at High View Farm
HARRISON — Kids and their families are invited to enjoy three hours of sledding on Monday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the big hill located off the Edes Falls Road in Harrison, two miles from the center of town. Children eight and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hot cocoa and snacks will be available. Bring your sled and dress according to the weather.
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HARRISON — William F. “Bill” Whitman, 76, of Harrison passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Biddeford with his companion, Irene Tower, and friends by his side. He is survived by two sons, William Whitman Jr. of Massachusetts and Patrick Whitman; two grandsons of Georgia; and two nephews of Vermont. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Jan. 28, 2014 at Bridgton Hospital. Beckham joins Lacy Hamilton, age 5, and Miley Miller, 4. Maternal grandparents: John Miller of Chatham, N.H.; Paul and Margaret Drew of Lovell. Paternal grandparents: Bill Hamilton of Laconia, N.H.; Shelly Bridges of Fryeburg. Heather L. (Shugars) and Richard J. Rowe of Stoneham, have a son, Nathaniel James Rowe, born on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Bridgton Hospital. Nathaniel joins Sophia, age 1. Maternal grandparents: Doreen and Richard Carpenter of Stoneham; James Shugars of Claremore, Okla. Paternal grandparents: Kurt Rower Sr. of West Gardiner; Joyce Thompson of Center Conway, N.H. Great-grandparent: Bonita Taylor of Stoneham. Chelsea M. (Perry) and Benjamin C. Tripp of Fryeburg, have a daughter, Delainey N. Tripp, born on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Frank and Cheryl Perry of Hiram. Paternal grandparents: Harvey and Valerie Tripp of Lovell. William and Sarah Stowe of Center Conway, N.H. have a boy, Luke William Stowe, born Jan. 13, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. Luke weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and joins siblings Mariana Sceggel, 21, Lauren Sceggell, 17, Owen Stowe, 8, Lillian Stowe, 6, and Gabriel Stowe, 1. Maternal grandparents are Forrest and Mary Jo Sceggell of Rochester, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Betty Stowe of Fryeburg and William Stowe Sr. and Robin Jayne of Eatonton, Ga.
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BRIDGTON Thur.-Fri., Feb. 6-7 — Auditions for “Lake Region’s Got Talent” competition, 7 to 9 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 518-0481. Fri., Feb. 7 — AARP Tax Aid Specialists available by appt. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Fri., Feb. 7 — Girl Scouts, 3:45 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 7 — Valentine’s Reception for “White Out” exhibit, raffle, 5 to 7 p.m., Gallery 302, 112 Main St. FMI: 6472787. Sat., Feb. 8 — Project Linus Blanket Day with Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 2845606. Sat., Feb. 8 — “Go on a Blind Date with a Good Book;” receive a wrapped book, thru Feb. 15 at North Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. Sat., Feb. 8 — Free film, Catching Babies: Celebrating the Power of Birth, Women & Midwives, 6 p.m., Birthwise Midwifery School, 24 So. High St. FMI: 647-5968. Sun., Feb. 9 — Special preview of The Bus Stop Atheist by playwright Dr. Alan Bean, with comments and background, 9:30 a.m., Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Sun., Feb. 9 — Bridgton Democrats meeting, 2:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: Bob Ryan, 647-5266. Sun., Feb. 9 — Community Support/Tilla Durr, 3 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Feb. 10 — SBED Early Release Programs, 12:30 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Feb. 11 — Help, by appt., with buying insurance through the Health Care Marketplace, with Amy March (452-2493), Community Center. Appointments: 647-3116. Tue., Feb. 11 — Harvest Hills meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Wed., Feb. 12 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care avail. Wed., Feb. 12 — Public Workshop on Depot Street Streetscape design/renovation, 6 p.m., Community Center. FMI: Anne Krieg, 647-8786. Thur., Feb. 13 — Storytime Glow Dance, 6:30 p.m., North Bridgton Library. FMI: 6478563. Fri., Feb. 14 — AARP Tax Aid Specialists, avail. by appt., Community Center. Appt.: 6473116. Fri., Feb. 14 — Joy of Singing, all welcome regardless of ability, 3 to 5 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 14 — Sunset/ Moonrise Valentine’s Day Hike up Bald Pate Mountain by LEA, meet 4 p.m. at Bald Pate parking area. Fri., Feb. 14 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 14 — Winter Carnival Valentine Dance with DJ Dan, 8 p.m. to midnight, Town Hall, No. High St. Sat., Feb. 15 — Junior Ice Fishing Contest by Unc’L Lunkers for under age 16, registration needed, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, So. High St. Sat., Feb. 15 — Winter Carnival Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament, starts 9 a.m., Town Hall. Sat., Feb. 15 — Kids Snow Creation Competition, 9:45 a.m. to noon, judging noon to 1 p.m., Shorey Park. Sat., Feb. 15 — Downtown
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SUPER FUN LUNCHEON — A super fun Valentine Senior Social and Luncheon was had by all this week at the Harrison Community Room! Seven sixth graders (Zoe, Tamara, Hope, Brooke, Jacob, Zach and Madison) from Harrison Elementary School, along with their teacher, Mrs. Twitchell, joined in on the social chatting and sharing stories with seniors, worked on the word game, helped serve the meal and dessert, assisted in cleanup and were Bingo callers during the first few games! Congratulations to Pat Sutherland, who won the word game and the guess jar. Congratulations to all the Bingo winners! Special “thank you” to Arlin and Peggy Bigelow for making the homemade Mac ’n Cheese and rolls. A big “thank you” to Lisa Winslow, Deb Bell and Linda Kellough Gazza for making cupcakes for the seniors and students to decorate! Rec Director Paula Holt thanks Lisa Winslow, who helps at every social, along with Town Manager Bud Finch. Thanks to Tracy Card who helped the crew this week. Loyal volunteers Kelly Howard and Sue Carr have been missed, and organizers hope they will both be back soon! Mark your calendars for March 4, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a boiled dinner made special by Mr. and Mrs. Bigelow!
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5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby by Lovell Lions Club, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. area lakes. Pre-register: Cliff Hill, 928-3744. NAPLES Fri., Feb. 7 — Roast Duck Dinner by Culinary Arts students, 5 to 7 p.m., Lake Region Vocational Center Great Room. FMI: 693-3864. Sat., Feb. 8 — Annual Basketball Free Throw Shootout for area boys & girls ages 9-14, 1-3 p.m., Lake Region Middle School, Kansas Rd. Sign-ups: Kurt Berger, 693-6481. Mon., Feb. 10 — SAD 61 Budget Workshop, administrative presentations, 6 p.m., Lake Region Vocational Center Great Room. Tue.-Thur., Feb. 11-13 — Make a Valentine during library hours, Naples Library. FMI: 693-6841. Tue., Feb. 11 — Scrabble Club, 7 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 12 — Home School Information Session with Shannon Gamach, 4 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 12 — SAD 61 Budget Workshop, administrative presentations, 6 p.m., Lake Region Vocational Center Great Room. Thur., Feb. 13 — Lego Club, 1 to 5 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 13 — Community Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rtes. 302 & 11. FMI: 1-800-7332767. RAYMOND Thur., Feb. 6 — Pokeman Club, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 6 — Raymond Republicans meeting, 7 p.m., Public Safety Bldg., Main St. FMI: 329-6148. Sun., Feb. 9 — Game Day, 1 to 3 p.m., library.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides by Carousel Horse Farm, from Highland Lake Beach to Community Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 15 — Hot Dogs, chips, hot chocolate, coffee by Bridgton Lions Club, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Sled Dog Rides by Winter Adventure Guides, registration needed, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Kids Carnival Games, music by DJ Dan, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Snowmobile Rides by Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Nature Hike by Lakes Environmental Assn., 10 a.m. to noon, Pondicherry Park, meet behind Magic Lantern. Sat., Feb. 15 — Open Skating with hot chocolate, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Rink behind Town Hall. Sat., Feb. 15 — “Freezin’ For A Reason” Polar Dip, registration begins 11 a.m., dip at 1 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Family Valentine Cafe by Bridgton Lake Region Rotary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Center. Sat., Feb. 15 — Masons Chowder Lunch, 2 to 4 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. Sat., Feb. 15 — Baked Bean Supper by Bridgton Lions, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 So. High St. Sun., Feb. 16 — Sled Dog Rides by Winter Adventure Guides, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., reservations recommended, Highland Lake Beach. Sun., Feb. 16 — First of 2 quarterfinals, Lake Region’s Got Talent!, begins 1 p.m., Magic Lantern. (2nd is Feb. 23). FMI: 518-0481. Sun., Feb. 16 — W.A.I.T. Support Group, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sun., Feb. 16 — Open Mic, 6 p.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Fri., Feb. 7 — Rec meeting, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 8 — Brownfield Winter Carnival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 15 — Brownfield Lions Dance with Bullwinkle Jones, 8 p.m. to midnight, Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 9352911. DENMARK Fri., Feb. 7 — Easy hike to Perley Mills Narrow Gauge Railroad, Denmark, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri., Feb. 14 — Moderate hike to Stone Mountain by by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 14-15 — Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412, 452-2057. Sat., Feb. 15 — Community Sauna fundraiser for Loon Echo Land Trust, 4 to 9 p.m., Nurture Through Nature, 77 Wilton Warren Rd. FMI: 1-855-207RETREAT. FRYEBURG Fri., Feb. 7 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 324-1839. Fri., Feb. 7 — Amarantos Quartet, Portland-based chamber group, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Feb. 8 — Met Opera Live in HD, Rusalka by Dvorak, 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-
SEBAGO Sat., Feb. 8 — Spaghetti Supper to benefit Sebago Fuel Assistance Fund, 4 to 7 p.m., Sebago Town Hall. WATERFORD Sun., Feb. 9 — Waterford World’s Fair Membership Meeting, 2 p.m., Town Office Community Hall. AREA EVENTS Thur., Feb. 6 — Talk on Senior Companion Program by Extension Educator Anna Saar, 10 a.m., Otisfield Town Office Annex, Rte. 121. Thur., Feb. 6 — Book Group, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 10:30 a.m., North Conway Library. FMI: 603356-2961. Thur., Feb. 6 — “Self-Care & Effective Communication” for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston. FMI: 795-8250. Thur., Feb. 6 — “East Indies Sea Trek,” talk by Theo & Melanie Stibbons, 7 p.m. Weather Discovery Center, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3562961. Thur., Feb. 6 — Maine Republican Party and #GEN207 “Ask Me (Almost) Anything” Forum, 7 p.m., Alfond Center, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. Fri., Feb. 7 — First Friday Reception featuring paintings of Cynthia Burmeister, 5 to 7 p.m., Western Maine Art Group Gallery, 426 Main St., Norway. Fri., Feb. 7 — Cohen Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Lepage Center for the Arts, Hebron Academy, 339 Paris Rd. (Rte. 119), Hebron. FMI: 966-5266. Sat., Feb. 8 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, workshop, 1 p.m., Oxford County Extension, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: email Kevin at email@example.com Sat., Feb. 8 — Haddock Dinner by Windham Knights of Columbus, 5 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rte. 302, No. Windham. Sat., Feb. 8 — Kids Night Out, for ages 7-13, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Alfond Arena, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-7661. Sat., Feb. 8 — Remember Love — a cabaret, 7 p.m., Windham High School, 406 Gray Rd., Windham. Sun., Feb. 9 — Free Breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 461-3093. Sun., Feb. 9 — Annual Hope on the Slopes Race To Beat Cancer, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cranmore Mountain Resort, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603356-3719. Mon., Feb. 10 — Free Reiki session, 5 to 7 p.m., Dempsey Center 29 Lowell St., Lewiston. FMI: 795-8250.
Mon., Feb. 10 — Free Zentangle workshop for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., runs thru March 10, Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston. Mon., Feb. 10 — Discussion of The Amazing Grace, book 1 in Fryeburg Chronicles, by June O’Donal, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., Feb. 11 — SCORE Talk on Facebook Advertising by Eric Lammers, 8 to 9 a.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St. FMI: 743-0499, 743-2281. Tue., Feb. 11 — Nepal Trek talk by professional climber Dan Sczesney, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., Feb. 11 — Talk about Sustainable Enonomy by David Whittlesey, Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative, 7 p.m., Fare Share Commons, 477 Main St. Thur., Feb. 13 — Free “Staying on Your Feet” balance screening for ages 60 & older, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6160. Thur., Feb. 13 — Photography talk by Brenton Hamilton, Spark Lecture Series, 6 p.m., room 128, Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph College, Standish. FMI: 893-7723. Fri., Feb. 14 — Full Moon Snowshoe Trek by Portland Water District, meet 5:45 p.m. Pond Road Trail, Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish. FMI: 774-5961, ext. 3320. Sat, Feb. 15 — Hiawatha in Longfellow’s childhood Maine with Charles Kaufmann, 7 p.m., Hiram Community Church, Hancock Ave., Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Knittervention, weekly knitting circle, 10 a.m., North Bridgton Library. All crafters welcome. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, every other Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 6153226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. Drop-ins welcome. FMI: 6254650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Waterford Bridge Group, every 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., library. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. & 5-7 p.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FMI: 274-1569. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Sebago Senior Luncheon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Games Seniors Play, cards, board games, cribbage, puzzles, 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday (except Senior Social Day), Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 583-2241. Womanspace, 3:45 to 5:15
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Sliding hill was most fun The weather was warmer and the sky was blue for the Winter Carnival held at the New Suncook School on Saturday. The children tried skiing around the course made for them along with the snowshoers. I think the most fun was on the sliding hill, which was fast; people were lucky not to get bashed into the trees. The children that were running around had rosy cheeks as they should have during outdoor activities during the winter. The planning of the day by the New Suncook PTA and Lovell Rec was great. A fantastic day was had by all. In other Lovell Rec news, there will be Ice Fishing Day on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Lovell Town Beach at Farrington’s, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rec department will supply traps and bait, but if anyone has their own, please bring them. Refreshments of red hot dogs and hot cocoa will help sustain your energy while trying to land the big one. Come and join the fun. In other rec news, the cross-country ski trail on the golf course is in great shape. There are plans to groom it in time for the snow, coming in on Wednesday of this week. The rec is also going to get tickets to go see the Red Claws basketball team in action on Sunday, March 23 at 1 p.m. You can order game tickets for $6 and a food voucher for $5. If interested, e-mail Rec Director Meg Dyer at lovellrecdirector@ gmail.com or call 256-2223. I know I keep reminding you, but no one should
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p.m., group room, Tri-County Mental Health, 32 No. High St., Bridgton. FMI: 523-0700. Teen Sports Night, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Wood Carving Group, 7 p.m., Ice Rink behind Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Makers Club, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Reading with Holly Dog, 3:30 p.m., Bridgton Library. Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Storytime, 10 a.m., Harrison Library, Harrison Village. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton.
Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org forget that the 14th Annual Taste of Lovell will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. What sweeter way to support your library and enjoy those who toil to make the tastiest yummy chocolate stuff possible. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is, because I thought I missed it last Sunday. Getting old; can’t remember the dates after I type them. So come and spend that $5 for six pieces and $8 for 10 pieces and have a chocolate delight. For anyone wanting to contribute an entry for the best of the best, you can call the library to enter or sign up. The library is also granting amnesty in honor of Valentine’s Day to those who might have forgotten to return a book or lost a book as a way to show library members how much they are appreciated. So if you have received a bill or notice, bring it in to the library to be canceled. In these times, the many food pantries throughout the state are always in high demand to help people who need it. With such demands, they can use any help they can get. The Sweden Food Pantry at the Sweden Community Church is open the first and third Wednesdays of each
month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pantry has been serving people in six surrounding towns, with over 100 families being helped. Donations of nonperishable goods plus monetary donations are desperately needed. You can drop off donations during open hours. For money donations, checks can be made out to the Sweden Community Church, 137 Bridgton Road, Sweden, ME 04040, with Sweden Food Pantry on the memo line of the check. If you can’t make it to Sweden, there is a drop-off box at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. The Charlotte Hobbs Library will be holding a very interesting four-week program for teenagers, age 13 and up. Artist Sue Sidwell will hold a workshop to teach participants how to create a unique sculptured 3D paper mache mask. The workshop will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., starting on Wednesday, Feb. 19. For those who think this would be a very interesting project, put your thinking caps on and think up some original ideas using people, animals or aliens for your masks. To take part, you must sign up before Feb. 14 so the material (which costs $10) can
Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Teen Sports Night, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. AA Meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte.
302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Parents & Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Tai Chi Maine beginner practice, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AWANA Youth Program, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, corner Rtes. 302 & 114, Naples. FMI: 6936102, 803-2199. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH
be ordered. Scholarships are available. Don’t forget that the Lovell Lions Club will be holding the 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16. Contestants can fish in any lake or pond included in the 100 acres of Oxford County from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for both days and you can preregister with Cliff Hill at 928-3744. Registration on either day will be held at the North Lovell Grange Hall on Route 5 beginning at 5 a.m. Prizes of $100 will be awarded for the heaviest togue, bass and pickerel and fish overall. There will be prizes for kids 12 and under, with the grand prize of $50. Weigh-in of caught fish will start at the Grange Hall at 4 p.m. sharp each day. There will also be additional prizes and raffles, with all money to benefit the Lions’ fund. Monies raised from the Derby are used for four $1,000 scholarships awarded to seniors graduating from Fryeburg Academy. Sponsors are Bliss & Associates, Convenient Containers, JB Self Storage, Lovell Logging & Tree Service, Mo’s Electrical, Norman Hanson & Detroy, Norway Savings Bank, PJ Mechanical and Wilson Excavation. Organizers of the Derby would like to remind all who are taking part to please be cautious and be careful on the ice at all times. The Lovell United Church of Christ is having a $1 a bag sale through Feb. 26. It’s fun shopping there. SATURDAYS Tabletop Role Playing Games, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Makers Club, 10 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Free Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Deering United Methodist Church, Main St., So. Paris. Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St., all welcome. Equipment provided free, 7 tables. Adult Basketball, 6 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.
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Casco school demolition (Continued from Page A) Also, the Parks and Recreation Committee along with a few selectmen had visited the site. At the time, the committee concluded that it would rather start with good solid earth instead of working around salvaged portions of the school. The owner of Borsetti Construction, Gunnar Borsetti, said demolition
work could begin in the next three to four weeks. “I still have to talk to Dave Morton about it, and sign the contract,” he said during a phone interview on Wednesday. “I’ll probably start work during the last week of February or the first week of March,” he said. The frozen ground should make demolition work easier
than it might be during the summer months. Because the bid work includes backfilling the hole left when the basement is removed, the construction company will return in the spring to wrap up the job. “We would go back for half a day to grade the area, put down some hay, and throw down grass seed,” Borsetti said.
(Continued from Page A) grant its request for $21,500 in town funds to help with its marketing efforts. The BEDC letter said it has «gone through may evolutionary steps» since its formation, including a restructuring of its board and working with a new economic development director. The corporation has also been «attempting to fill empty storefronts, which made the demarcation between the BEDC and the chamber less clear.» In the letter, Sullivan said that «As the BEDC matures, we recognize that our main objective has to be to bring ‘primary’ jobs to Bridgton and the region, i.e., jobs that pay a living wage, provide full-time employment and generally come with benefits. Such businesses pay taxes, consume goods and services from the local community, and many of their employees are local residents who also pay taxes and shop locally.» The letter continued: «We believe the best ulti-
mate use of the memorial school parcel is development by a private entity which would pay taxes, employ local residents and thereby generally improve the overall tax base of the time. If such a private concern is not found, then the site should be developed by a nonprofit group using funding that is not tax based. «By doing so, no additional burden is placed on the taxpayers of Bridgton. The intent of the letter is to reinforce the original founding concept that the BEDC be available as a potential third party for the Memorial School project. As a 501(c)(3) corporation formed for the betterment of Bridgeton, we would be willing to be the responsible party to take possession of the parcel, manage its Brownfield cleanup, and upon completion return it to the town in a manner equitable to both parties. This would allow the town to market the parcel free of any concerns over environmental issues. Should you or your
fellow selectmen want to discuss this option further, the beat EDC board would make itself available at a mutual convenient time.» Berkowitz’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes $20,000 for the BEDC. On Jan. 15, the Budget Committee tabled a decision on whether to leave that money intact, as they wanted to know what the funds would be used for. The committee’s minutes state that Selectman Bob McHatton «told the board that after the town rejected (the funding), the BEDC sent a letter disassociating themselves with the town of Bridgton, and that there were no voting members on their board representing the town.» Budget Committee member Greg Jones said that, «If in fact they have cut ties from the town of Bridgton, then they should have been listed under Outside Agency Services» and not as part of the town’s budget for economic development.
(Continued from Page A) The board included the ban at the request of Selectman Bernie King, who views their placement as unsightly and potentially creating a safety hazard. Before agreeing to King’s request, the board sought an opinion from the Maine Department of Transportation, since the median strip at Pondicherry Square is within a state highway, Route 302. MDOT said although the state bans signs within median strips, enforcement is not practical. The board agreed to assign the code enforcement officer or his designee to enforce the ban. King noted that compliance with the ban is happening already, since he has not noticed any signs in the median strip since he brought up the issue. “At first it was 50–50 (in favor of the ban versus opposed)” on whether signs in the median strip should be allowed, King said, when he talked to residents about the issue. “But that has since changed to 90–10 (in favor of the ban). They said it would clean up the area,” Board Alternate Adam Grant also has a pet beef about the new L.E.D. signs that have gone up in other towns. Unlike the Magic Lantern sign that lists films
that are showing, the newer L.E.D. signs have the capacity to flash different colors and different messages in a manner he finds unsightly. Grant cited the L.E.D. sign at the Oxford Public Safety Building on Route 26, and the Lake Region High School sign, as examples. The board agreed to include language in the ordinance stating that so-called “changeable” signs must conform to state statutes that
restrict how often they can change. The ordinance allows businesses to have no more than one freestanding business sign. In buildings with more than one tenant, that sign will consolidate signs for all of the individual tenants. Space on the side of the building may be provided to list individual tenants, or they may be listed separately on the freestanding sign.
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FIRE RIPPED through this home off Knights Hill Road. (Photo courtesy of Tom Kearns)
Help sought for Lyons family in wake of fire Imagine you are recovering from cancer. For several years you dealt with the diagnosis, the treatment, and time spent away from your spouse and young children. Finally, you go into remission, only for the cancer to return. You go through everything all over again, but this time it’s more intense and takes much longer for you to finally feel better. Despite some remaining health issues and large and looming medical bills from your cancer treatment, things are starting to feel normal again. Life is good and you can enjoy it as you always try to be positive because you made it through. But now imagine one of those bitter cold January mornings we’ve had this past month when your husband wakes you and your two sons, yelling that there is a fire. You need to get out now before your house burns down around you. You escape with nothing
but the pajamas you were wearing. The fire destroys your house. There is nothing left. This beautiful home that your husband built for your family, a place you had always felt safe and had always missed while in the hospital being treated for cancer, is gone, along with all your possessions — clothes, pictures, furniture, family heirlooms. It is all gone. We can be thankful we can’t imagine this, because we are not the ones who have gone through this (and we hope the same can be said for you). But our friends, Cathy and Steve Lyons and their two sons, Nik and Stephen can, because what might be our worst nightmare is now their reality. On January 27, they lost their home in a devastating fire. After being able to put Cathy’s illness behind them and finally move forward in their lives, this fire has put their lives into an excruciating standstill once more.
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We would like to help Cathy, Steve, and their sons get back at least a small piece of normalcy once again. We are asking for donations to be made to the Lyon’s Family Benefit at your area Norway Savings Bank. No donation is too small or too big. Thank you. (Submitted by Ann Petroska, Harrison, and Mary Chouinard. South Paris)
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(Continued from Page A) other are departments, is lacking in volunteers, and would welcome help from residents willing to pitch in with routine tasks, like shoveling snow from around hydrants after snowstorms. He asked anyone willing to help to call the Municipal Complex at 647-8786.
(Continued from Page A) 6:30 p.m. Unwanted subjects at a Bridgton Road store. Warning issued. 7:30 p.m. Follow-up investigation. Sunday, February 2 10:02 a.m. Assist citizen on Main Street. 12:12 p.m. Assist citizen on Eastland Street. 12:43 to 2 p.m. Motor vehicle stops were made on Stanley Hill Road, Bridgton Road near Fryeburg Family Medicine and the intersection of Main and Oxford Streets. Warnings were issued. 8:18 p.m. Harassment complaint on Bridgton Road. 9:21 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bridgton Road. Located in
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Organizer to speak NORWAY — David Whittlesey of the Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative (BCDI) will be speaking at the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE) at the Fare Share Commons at 477 Main Street in Norway on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Whittlesey will share his experience as the manager of BCDI, a recently formed nonprofit that is working to promote a healthy economy in the midcoast town, especially in the area of sustainable food production. BCDI’s mission is to “stimulate growth and sustain healthy enterprises, create resilient jobs and facilitate smart growth among the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors in the local community.” It does this through a micro-lending program and collaborations with regional and statewide organizations. They have already loaned more than $50,000 to the Bowdoinham area for community development. Find out more about their success at www.bcdi.us A question and answer will follow with a discussion about how BCDI’s experience can help the Western Foothills area continue to build a sustainable, resilient economy. The event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
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1,000 points, 1,000+ rebounds
CELEBRATING THE MOMENT — Lake Region players hand yellow roses to senior Tiana-Jo Carter after she scored her 1,000th point Tuesday night at Nutting Gym against Poland. (Rivet Photos)
Magical night in Carter Country By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As Tiana-Jo Carter looked around the packed house Tuesday night, she felt both excitement and jitters. She was in awe seeing fans wearing gold T-shirts with the slogan “This is Carter Country” on one side and “T2, 1000 points, 1000 rebounds” on the other. When the game clock struck 6:56, Carter created Lake Region hoop history. Teammate Jordan Turner came up with a steal, made a quick push up the court and dumped the ball inside the lane where Carter pulled the trigger on a short jump shot for her fourth point of the night. More importantly, it was the shot that put Carter over the 1,000-point plateau — just the second time in school history that a player reached the magic number (the other being Dana Wheeler). The game stopped. Fans cheered wildly. Teammates embraced their
leader, and handed her yellow roses. And, a four-minute audio clip played as players, Coach Paul True and former coaches offered their congratulations as well as glowing comments about a young lady who was described as selfless, hard working, humble and tenacious. “Seeing the number of people who came here tonight and their response was really cool, unbelievable,” Carter said. “It is so awesome to be part of such a great community, where people are so supportive. I am so grateful, to my teammates who helped make this all happen, and to the community for always being there to cheer us on.” Carter was ecstatic about scoring the 1,000th point before Laker Nation. She had drawn within three points heading into Tuesday’s game against Poland, after scoring 15 points last week in a 47–29 victory at Yarmouth. “It’s special to do it before
our fans,” she said. “I didn’t know anything about the audio tribute, and really didn’t know that I have over 1,000 rebounds. That’s really cool.” Scoring early in the game enabled Carter to get the celebration out of the way and return her focus onto basketball. “I really don’t like the focus on me, I’d rather it be on the team. It’s never about one person. We succeed because we are a team,” she said. “While scoring 1,000 points is nice, we are going after a much bigger goal.” The elusive Gold Ball. Carter and the Lakers stayed on track with a 58–44 win over Poland, the team’s 13th straight victory. With one game left on the schedule (home against York Friday at 6:30 p.m.), a victory would likely secure the Lakers the Number 1 seed in the Class B West tournament, which opens next week with prelim games. If LR lands the top seed, their first playoff game would be
Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. Although Poland was without three players, including top-scoring threat Michaella Arsenault, the Knights played a gritty game. Senior guard Emily Bolduc connected on four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 points. Carter gave the Lakers a quick 4–0 lead by sinking her first two shots. After the Carter tribute, Poland took a 5–4 and 7–6 lead before the Lakers stormed ahead behind three-point shots from Sarah Hancock (11 points) and Kristen Huntress (7 points) for a 16–8 first quarter lead. The Lakers had a strong three-minute stretch midway through the second quarter, going on a 10–0 run behind a three-pointer by Spencer True, an inside bucket by Carter off a well-placed pass by Turner, and an old-fashioned threepoint play by Turner, who knifed between two defenders OVER 1,000 — At 6:56 left in the first quarter, on her secfor a hoop. Sierra Hancock ond shot of the game, Tiana-Jo Carter scored her 1,001th point. She finished the game with 20 points. LAKERS, Page B
Tough stretch: No buzzer beaters for Lakers By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer They certainly have had their chances to punch a ticket to the Portland Expo, rather than face a home “play-in” game. Lake Region dropped two heartbreakers, seeing last second shots fall off the mark resulting in a 55–53 loss to Yarmouth last Friday, and a 61–58 defeat Tuesday to Poland. Hope, however, remains. If the Lakers can knock off York Friday, they might possibly squeak past Poland for the Number 6 spot, which presently would mean a trip to the Expo Saturday, Feb. 15 for an 11 a.m. game against #3 Spruce Mountain (15–2). If the Lakers remain #7, they could host rival Fryeburg Academy Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Raiders presently occupy the final playoff spot. If LR loses at York Friday and dips to the Number 8 seed, then they would likely host Lincoln Academy (9–8). So, final regular season games will carry plenty of importance. The Lakers saw a chance to move up slip through their fingers Tuesday night, unable to recover from a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter. Like last week’s game against Yarmouth, the Lakers refused to quit and actually put themselves in a position to either tie the game or win
it in the final seconds. Tuesday, LR nearly pulled off a miracle finish by scoring the game’s final six points in the last 52 seconds. A couple of steals, including a nifty pick-pocket by Jack Lesure, turned into a driving hoop by Sam Smith with 52 seconds left and a Smith soft floater in the lane with 20 seconds left. Forward Nick Hall’s hustle resulted in a pair of foul shots with 39.6 ticks left. Poland, who was in the double bonus, could have sealed the win by getting the ball up the court, but tight defense by Marcus DeVoe forced an errant pass along the sideline, intended for Tyler Michaud, which sailed out of bounds with 16.5 seconds left. The Lakers had plenty of time to search out an open three-point option. Senior Ben Chaine had one possible look, but with a defender headed his way, he zipped a pass to the right wing to fellow senior Mark Williams. Williams had a spectacular “Senior Night,” scoring 17 points — many of the acrobatic nature. He had a good look at a trey, but the ball clanked off the rim with a few ticks left. Lakers fall short. Opportunity lost. As expected, this one had a playoff feel to it. Players pushed the envelope all night, hustling after loose
balls, zipping the ball up and down the floor, and they showed plenty of emotions on made and missed shots. “This is some pace they are playing at,” one game official said. It certainly proved entertaining to those who packed the gym. The Knights built a 17–11 lead after one behind the outside shooting of Tyler Michaud (five points) and the inside play of Alan Young (five points). LR countered with quick drives to the hoop by Williams (six points), who proved to be a matchup nightmare for the Poland backcourt. Once inside the lane, Williams showed great body control, able to find the tiniest of spaces between Young (6-foot-3) and Josh Gary (6-foot-4). Williams kept the Lakers close in the second, netting six straight points. Lesure found the range, knocking down three jumpers while DeVoe rattled in a three-pointer to close the gap to 32–29. Poland pushed the lead to five at the half as CJ Martin coolly sank a baseline jumper with two seconds left. After Sam Smith buried a three-pointer from the left corner to cut the lead to 38– 34, the Lakers’ offense went stone cold, managing just a foul shot by Williams over a CONTESTING THE SHOT — Lake Region’s Marcus DeVoe attempts to block a shot by Poland’s Shawn Murphy during Tuesday night’s game in Naples. The Knights pulled three-minute stretch. out a 61-58 victory, withstanding a late Laker rally. (Rivet Photo) TOUGH, Page B
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(Continued from Page B) closed out the half by sinking a pair of foul shots with 3.8 seconds left for a 32–20 advantage at the break. Poland kept it interesting as Sarah Bolduc drained a threepointer to spark the Knights to a 7–2 run to start the third quarter. Up just five, the Lakers responded with their own spurt as Sarah Hancock swished a left-wing trey, followed by hoops from Turner and Carter, and a pair of foul shots by Huntress to make it 43–29. Hancock completed the strong finish by netting a straightaway three-pointer with 1.2 seconds left. The Lakers (16–1) put the game on ice with a 8–3 run to start the fourth quarter as four different players scored. With 53.3 seconds left, Carter was pulled from the game. As expected, she received a standing ovation. “I really enjoyed tonight,” she said. Laker Nation has also enjoyed watching a promising young lady develop into one of the dominant players in the state. Lakers: Tiana-Jo Carter 20, Miranda Chadbourne 6, Sarah Hancock 11, Sierra Hancock 4, Kristen Huntress 7, Spencer True 3, Jordan Turner 7. Rebounds: Turner 7, Sierra Hancock 2, Chadbourne 4, TIGHT DEFENSE — Lake Region’s Sarah Hancock guards Poland’s Lindsay Theriault Carter 14, Meghan VanLoan 2, (left) during Tuesday’s game in Naples. The Lakers notched their 13th straight win, (Rivet Photo) Lucy Fowler 2, Sarah Hancock improving to a 16-1 and top ranking in Class B West. 2, Spencer True 2.
Raider girls nailing down a spot By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Making the playoffs is now a goal well within Fryeburg Academy’s reach. The Lady Raiders took care of business, beating York and Cape Elizabeth, virtually locking up a home prelim playoff game. Skye Dole scored a gamehigh 15 points to lead the Raiders to a thrilling 48–45 win over York Tuesday night at Wadsworth Arena. FA led early 15–14 and were tied with the Wildcats
24–24 at the half. Fryeburg went up one entering the final quarter, and notched their 10th win behind Lexi L’HeureuxCarland, who netted six of her eight points down the stretch and McKenna Gerchman, who scored all five of her points in the decisive final quarter. Julia Quinn tossed in 10 points for the Raiders (10–7), currently ranked eighth with one game left, at Sacopee Valley tonight, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.. Other FA scorers were Sarah Welch 4 and Mackenzie Buzzell 6.
At Cape Elizabeth, the Raiders got solid offensive balance to upend the Capers, 59–38. “What a good win for the girls. Cape is a good team that is very well-coached. Going into the game we knew they posed a unique match up situation for us. We haven’t played a team all year that plays with five perimeter players that all shoot three-pointers,” FA Coach Sean Watson said. “The girls worked very hard in practice on defending five perimeter players that can all shoot the
ball. Cape’s first seven players are all good shooters and they have had a balanced scoring attack all year.” Cape was in a situation where they needed three straight wins to have a legitimate shot of making the post season. “We were aware that we would need to match their intensity and that they would treat this as a playoff game,” Coach Watson said. The Raiders started quickly, scoring 16 first quarter points (Mackenzie Buzzell RAIDER, Page B
Senior forward Jordan Turner is an outstanding athlete who has had a tremendous impact on the Lake Region varsity girls’ basketball team. “Her work ethic and attitude have been outstanding, which has earned her our choice for Player of the Week,” Laker Head Coach Paul True said. “On the court, Jordan’s versatility is a huge plus for us. She can defend a post player or a guard on the defensive end, and she can play inside or out on the offensive end. Her versatility is extremely valuable.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Jordan 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. The Turner File Name: Jordan Turner Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Angelique Breton and Jeff Jones Sports you play: Basketball and soccer School organizations: Varsity Club School honors: Rotary Good Citizen of the Month, Player of the Week Q. Best piece of advice you have received? JT. “Play the way you’re capable of playing and nothing else will matter,” — JORDAN, Page B
What separates senior Mark Williams from the other scoring point guards in Class B West is that he is a true playmaker. He enjoys making a play for others as much or more than he does for himself. He makes his teammates better. “When he is out running the break with his teammates running with him and spacing the floor, it’s a beautiful thing for me, and probably a nightmare for opposing coaches,” Lake Region varsity boys’ basketball coach J.P. Yorkey said. “Mark changes the game. Teams who press, won’t press us. Some teams who play man-to-man all season, bail out and play zone against us. Most teams won’t let their point guard bring the ball up because of Mark… They will have someone else do it, even sometimes a center.” Coach Yorkey says Mark Williams is a special player and a special young man. “He may be one of the smallest players in our conference, but he is also one of the best players in our conference. It is certainly fun to watch him play, as our fans have found out, because of his amazing speed, quickness, ball-handling skills, and his unbelievable jumping ability,” the coach said. “Mark is 5-feet 6-inches (I’ll give him 5’7” if he wants it) and I have seen him dunk the ball. Every one of his rebounds is what I would call ‘loud’ rebounds — they are stunning, and more memorable than several rebounds MARK, Page B
Tough stretch (Continued from Page B) Poland took advantage as Young connected on a pair of hook shots from the baseline, while Gary netted two buckets in the lane. Bill Bickford’s hustle off a missed foul shot resulted in a rebound and score to put the Knights up 50–38. Like last Friday night, the Lakers stormed back to make it a nail-biter. Nick Hall’s blue-collar work in the paint was rewarded. He carved out space against the Knights’ front line and converted a zip pass from Ben Chaine for a score. He later hauled in a rebound and was fouled, sinking 1-of-2 attempts. Sam Smith got red hot, draining two corner 3-pointers with 5:25 left to make it 53–49. LR failed to score over a three-minute span, resulting in the Knights again pushing their lead into double digits. After Gary made two foul shots with 1:23 left, it appeared Poland had sewn up the victory, up 61–52. But, the Lakers refused to go away quietly. Unfortunately, they ran out of time. The Lakers will try to snap a two-game losing skid when they travel to York this Friday. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Lakers (8-9): Marcus DeVoe 3, Nick Hall 8, Jack Lesure 12, Sam Smith 18, Mark Williams 17. Rebounds: Williams 14, Lesure 10. Poland (9-8): William Bickford 4, Josh Gary 12, Zachary Lowe 2, Caleb Martin 8, Tyler Michaud 8, Shawn Murphy 6, Alan Young 21. No good at the buzzer With 2.8 seconds left and
COMMITMENT TO BOYS’ BASKETBALL PROGRAM — For their support and commitment to the Lake Region boys’ basketball program, the Mayo family of Bridgton were named recipients of the Bill Shane Award, presented Tuesday night before a packed house at LRHS. Pictured left to right are: Matthew, Douglass, Richard, Mark, Melissa and Amy Mayo, Bill Shane (holdng the plaque) and John Mayo. (Rivet Photo) his team down two points, Coach JP Yorkey hoped to run a last second play that worked at Greely. The play was a backdoor lob to Mark Williams. Unfortunately, the Lakers were unable to get into the set correctly and guard Jack Lesure was left with a difficult fade-away jumper that fell short of the mark as Yarmouth escaped with a 55–53 victory. “We were just looking to emphasize a particular read on a sideline out-of-bounds play — the same play that we used to score with a couple seconds left in the first half at Greely. Unfortunately, we had a misunderstanding and the guys lined up on opposite sides and it ended up being a broken play,” Coach Yorkey said. “Jack did the best he could with what he got. A good learning experience for us, though.”
A win over the Clippers (12–4) would have been a major coup for the Lakers in their attempt to move up in the Heals and avoid a prelim game. But, costly turnovers put the Lakers behind the eight ball a few times, forcing them to battle back from double-digit deficits. The Lakers enjoyed a 12– 11 first quarter lead, but fell behind 31–23 at halftime. With Yarmouth adding five points to their lead heading into the final quarter, the Lakers produced a frantic rally, allowing the Clippers to score just four points the rest of the way. “I was very proud of our players. They played their hearts out. We held them to four points in the fourth quarter to give ourselves a chance to win. That is the lowest point total that they have had in a quarter this
season,” Coach Yorkey said. “What was impressive was how our guys were able to close the gap late without having to foul. They made some huge defensive plays.” Although turnovers were a problem at various junctures of the game, Coach Yorkey liked the way his team battled through the rough spots. “We had a couple of moments in the second and third quarters where we didn’t execute as well as we would have liked to,” he said. “I thought our guys did a good job in their prep work, though. Yarmouth has buried a lot of teams this year and over the last few with their half-court trap. Sure, there are a few minutes we’d like to have back, but this is the best we’ve done with them in quite some time.” The Lakers received big shots and big plays from
Mark Williams (game-high 21 points) and Jack Lesure (17 points). “Mark and Jack both found and attacked gaps in their zone, and finished strong. They both made huge plays at both ends of the floor,” Coach Yorkey said. “Marcus (DeVoe) has been great for us, again, at both ends of the floor. He’s been guarding top players, hits open shots, finishes great in transitions, and is starting to attack the basket off the dribble like we know he can.” Coach Yorkey also had high praise for forward Nick Hall. “I was super-impressed with Nick’s interior defense and rebounding. I felt that he was dominant at times. (Nathaniel) ShieldsAube is one of the strongest post players in our league, if not the strongest. I was very concerned about us being
able defend him in the post and keep him off the offensive glass. Nick was able to do it, and didn’t need much help,” Coach Yorkey said. “He played very hard, very physical, and will great confidence. Just a terrific defensive performance.” ShieldsAube scored 10 points, while guard David Murphy netted 17 and Adam LaBrie 13. With time running out on the regular season, Coach Yorkey knows he club can make some noise in the playoffs if they play at their best. “We are looking to capture the effort, energy and focus that we had in the fourth period of the Yarmouth game, and play defense that way in every quarter of every game the rest of the way,” he said. Lake Region: Marcus DeVoe 4, Nick Hall 5, Jack Lesure 17, Sam Smith 6, Mark Williams 21.
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Jordan Turner (Continued from Page B) Coach Banks. Q. Who is your biggest fan? JT. My family. They come to every game to cheer me on and go beyond by helping with Boosters. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… JT. I know I have had a good sports day when my team succeeds as a whole. Q. What is your favorite sport? JT. Basketball, because I love the sport and the atmosphere our community brings to the sport. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… JT. I would want to be taller. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? JT. A good teammate pushes you to be better during practice and encourages you during games. My whole team is great teammates, on and off the court. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? JT. I think I bring positive leadership to the team — a key role on and off the court. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? JT. A good coach will push you to be better, congratulate you when you’ve done well and let you know your mistakes. Your coach should be a teammate, as well.
JUST MISSING A BLOCK — Fryeburg Academy’s Jaquan Causer just misses a shot block attempt during recent varsity basketball action at Wadsworth Arena. (Rivet Photo)
Again, Raiders on the short end FRYEBURG — It was a tough week for the Fryeburg Academy boys’ basketball team. The Raiders boys lost two games they had great opportunities to win — dropping a 50–45 decision against Cape Elizabeth and a 50–49 defeat to York, running their losing skid to six games (of their 10 defeats this season, six have been by five points or less).
“I thought we had a good chance to knock Greely off, especially since we had played Falmouth to the wire and had been playing better overall. We did what we wanted to do with Greely in the first half…getting out in transition and pressuring them into some turnovers and rushed shots,” Coach Sedge Saunders said. “We were in a good rhythm and they were
not. It was a tale of two halves because we couldn’t get anything going offensive after halftime and we allowed McDevitt to get going in the paint and we put them on the line countless times. We did not play well in the second half…too many unforced errors and an inability to convert in transition.” Cape Elizabeth was even more of a disappointment
because Coach Saunders felt the only way the Raiders would get back into the game, being down 10 at the half, would be if they turned the ball over, didn’t rebound well, and put them on the line…and that’s exactly what happened. “We knew they would switch up their defense, but I was shocked at how we struggled to take care of the ball. In a back and forth game such as this, it’s going to come down to the little things and unfortunately we struggled with these type of scenarios,” Coach Saunders said. “It’s a shame because the boys have been playing pretty good ball and are certainly playing betSHORT END, Page B
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(Continued from Page B) by most players on any team.” Despite his size, as he is also “very light,” Mark is among the toughest players that Coach Yorkey has coached in 24 years. “When he drives to the basket, he is often hit by players that outweigh him by 50 pounds or more. His little body takes a beating and somehow he finds a way to finish,” Coach Yorkey said. “Mark often gets knocked to the floor, lands in a heap and gets up and plays. He manages pain very well. Not too many high school kids do what he does.” Mark has had season highs of 28 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists this season, and has averaged over 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game. “My only regret is that I wish we had Mark longer than just the two years. He came to us during the spring of his sophomore year from San Diego. Mark fit in right away with our players, and became part of our basketball family immediately,” Coach Yorkey said. “As good an athlete and basketball player as he is, he’s an even better kid. He’s a great teammate, a joy to coach, plays hard all the time (a great practice player, too), and is a good citizen. All of our players are great at working with the younger players in our community, including Mark. He loves kids, and kids love him. He’s an excellent youth coach — knows the game, can teach it, and relates to kids.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mark 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 speciallydesigned T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Williams File Name: Mark Williams Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Mark Williams and Carolyn Todd Sports you play: Basketball, track & field School organizations: Varsity Club School honors: Player of the Week Q. Best piece of advice you have received? MW. My brother always says, “Get knocked down five times, get up six.” Q. Who is your biggest fan? MW. My brother is my biggest fan because I’ve always wanted to be like him, a point guard bringing the ball up the court and now he’s watching me. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… MW. I know I have had a good sports day when I can barely walk after a game or practice. Q. What is your favorite sport? MW. Basketball, because I love the work you have to put into it, the fans, my teammates, just everything about it. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… MW. Maybe grow a few inches. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? MW. A good teammate makes everyone around them feel better. We’re all good teammates, but Sam Smith is one who always pushes us and just loves the game. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? MW. I believe I bring humor to the team. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? MW. You got to be organized.
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FA on short end (Continued from Page B) ter now than the beginning of the year. We just need to be mentally tougher during crunch time. I think with the tough losses we’ve had, it was in the back of their minds during the Cape game, which caused us to play not to lose down the stretch.” Fryeburg led 30–20 at the half, but saw the Capers take charge over the final 16 minutes with runs of 16–11 and 14-4. “We’ve also got to stop fouling so much because our opponents have gone to the line an average of 18 more times than us in the last three games,” he said. “Cape scored all their points in the fourth quarter from the free throw line. This is something we’ve got to clean up as we head to the tourney.” Even the coach said he needs to make some adjustments. “I have to do a better job getting this team prepared for late game situations and calming them down in the second half. There’s a fine line between continuing to play aggressively but also managing the clock and taking care of the ball. We will finish strong and we’ll be ready for whatever comes our way,” he said. Raiders: Alex Blake 13, Jonathan Burk 7, Jaquan Causer 6, Ryan Gullikson 10, Nicholas L’Heureux-Carland 3, Henry Santana 1, Ignacio Calleja 5. Against York Tuesday, the Raiders rallied with a 23-10 fourth quarter run. Ryan Gullikson scored a game-high 20 points, while Alex Blake added 13, Ignacio Calleja 7, Jon Burk 6, Winston Richards 2 and Nicholas L’Heureux-Carland 1. The Raiders close out the regular season tonight at home against Sacopee Valley at 6:30 p.m.
17. Connor Andrews, LR 18. David Olson, FA 19. Max Evans, LR
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H.S. alpine racing WMC Slalom at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 3 Final Girls’ Standings: Cape Elizabeth 12, Yarmouth 29, Fryeburg Academy 47, Lake Region 87 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Emma Landes, CE 47.10 49.20 1:36.30 7. Chelsea Abraham, FA 54.45 56.83 1:51.28 10. Mary Shea, FA 55.97 57.61 1:53.58 13. Nicole Marucci, LR 59.67 1:04.82 2:04.49 14. Abby Davis, FA 1:02.85 1:06.13 2:08.98 16. Laura Friedman, FA 1:05.76 1:09.15 2:14.91 22. Juliet Fink, FA 1:22.34 1:21.28 2:43.62 24. Samantha Marucci, LR 1:04.92 1:42.46 2:47.38 Final Boys’ Standings: Yarmouth 18, Lake Region 28, Cape Elizabeth 64, Fryeburg Academy 73 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Taylor Davis, LR 45.72 45.46 1:31.18 4. Harrison Leavitt, FA 50.25 51.43 1:41.68 7. Jeremy Black,. LR 53.50 54.06 1:47.56 9. Florian Ziegler, LR 56.85 55.40 1:52.25 11. Brendon Harmon, LR 55.13 59.63 1:54.76 15. Timmy Cronin, LR 52.71 1:04.72 1:57.43
Triple C Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak, Jan. 28 Girls’ Standings: Scarborough 24, Cape Elizabeth 41, Lake Region 47, Molly Ockett 54, Gray-NG 94 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Annesley Black, CE 25.62 26.19 51.81 2. Paige Davis, LRMS 25.99 25.92 51.91 7. Abigail Novia, MOMS 28.32 27.79 56.11 8. Sophie Leavitt, MOMS 28.09 28.15 56.24 10. Brooke Juneau, LRMS 27.53 29.26 56.79 12. Madison Rock, LRMS 29.49 29.93 59.42 18. Camelia Ghadfa, MOMS 32.16 33.07 1:05.23 21. Amelia Rowland, MOMS 34.09 33.41 1:07.50 22. Mae Milo, MOMS 34.83 35.21 1:10.04 23. Morgan Stokes, LRMS 36.27 37.23 1:13.50 25. Olivia Thompson, LRMS 36.54 37.60 1:14.14 32. Shayla Dunn, LRMS 42.73 43.20 1:25.93 Boys’ Standings: Cape Elizabeth 17, Molly Ockett 61, Scarborough 70, Lake Region 98 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Jared Marshall, MOMS 26.34 25.39 51.73 9. Joe Moulton, MOMS 30.58 30.24 1:00.82 14. Henry McCarthy, LRMS 32.81 33.27 1:06.08 20. Benjamin Fraize, MOMS 34.97 34.93 1:09.90 24. Elijah Levesque, LRMS 37.17 36.90 1:14.07 29. Ian St. John, LRMS 40.79 44.33 1:25.12
Raider girls nailing down a hoop playoff spot (Continued from Page B) 5 points, Alexis L’HeureuxCarland 4 points, Sarah Welch 2 points, Julia Quinn 2 points, Skye Dole 2 points, Nicole Bennett 1 point). “We did a nice job defensively limiting Cape to 8 points,” Coach Watson said. Cape’s Kate Miklavic sank a buzzer-beater three-pointer from just over half court to give Cape an 11–10 edge for the second quarter to cut the deficit to seven, 26–19. (Scoring in the second quarter for Fryeburg, Julia Quinn 4, Alexis L’Heureux-Carland
4, Skye Dole 2) FA extended their lead to 43–33 in the third period. (Skye Dole 6, McKenna Gerchman 5, Mackenzie Buzzell 3, Julia Quinn 2, Alexis L’Heureux-Carland 1). The Raiders were able to close the deal in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cape 16– 5, with three of Cape’s points coming from the foul line. (Julia Quinn 5, Mackenzie Buzzell 3, Katherine Parker 2, Sarah Welch 2, Skye Dole 2, McKenna Gerchman 2). “The girls shot the ball very
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well. We scored in transition when it was there. We were very patient and extremely unselfish on offense. We were 24-of-39 from the floor. That’s nearly 62% from the floor. Anytime you can shoot above 60% from the floor you expect to win,” Coach Watson said. Skye Dole, once again was the best rebounder on the court with 12 rebounds. Scorers were: Julia Quinn 13 points, Skye Dole 12 points, Mackenzie Buzzell 11 points, Alexis L’Heureux-Carland 9 points, McKenna Gerchman 7 points, Sarah Welch 4 points, Katherine Parker 2 points and Nicole Bennett 1 point. “This was a real good win for the girls. It has been a great nine-game stretch. We’ve won seven of our last nine. In the two losses, one was an overtime loss at Poland and the other was the fivepoint loss at Greely,” Coach Watson said. “Win or lose, we just want to keep playing the game well. For the past nine games, our focus had been on effort and attitude and we’re not going to concern ourselves with anything else.” He added, “If we could win out versus York and
Sacopee, we have a very real shot of moving into the seventh spot and hosting a prelim game. With a few things falling right, we have a mathematical chance of moving all the way up to sixth and thereby avoiding a prelim game altogether. Regardless of all the scenarios, we want to give our best effort this week and play and practice with our best and most supportive attitudes.” Part of the Raiders’ success has been players buying into the team philosophy. “We have continued to get great production from all members of our team. We’re a very balanced offensive team right now. We need to keep the offensive balance. We have also done a good job of running when it is there and really looking for mismatches in our offensive sets. The post players have done a fine job of reading the defense and scoring when it’s there and finding the open person when they are being doubled,” Coach Watson said. “Our perimeter players have been great at getting the ball inside when we have an advantage in the paint. They have also attacked the basket with the dribble when they
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have been closely guarded. They have also realized that their shooting percentage is much improved when they can catch and shoot off of a pass from the inside out. They’ve knocked down some big shots at crucial spots in games. We have been much more efficient on the offensive end.” For all the good things the Raiders have done on offense, Coach Watson believes FA’s
bread and butter is on the defensive end. “For us to have success the rest of the way, it is going to have to happen on the defensive end,” he said. “Playing good defense isn’t flashy. It isn’t fun. It’s hard work and it doesn’t get your name in the paper very often, but it has been fundamental to our recent success and it will determine the outcome of rest of our season.”
ATV, snowmobile course
CASCO — Casco Recreation is offering a combination ATV and Snowmobile Safety course. Participation in an ATV education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. The class includes: Proper Operation and Safety (Riding Skill/Equipment/ Maintenance) — 2 hours Laws — Half hour Emergencies & Survival — 40 minutes Map & Compass — 1 hour Self Help First Aid — 20 minutes Environmental/Landowner/Ethics — 1 1/2 hours CASCO REC, Page B
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT-ATHLETES — Pictured left to right: Meghan Skarbinski, Elizabeth Schreiber, Lucy Fowler, Casey Heath, Miranda Chadbourne and Courtney Yates — senior members of the Lake Region varsity field hockey team — have been recognized nationally for their outstanding academic accomplishments. These
(Continued from Page B) Snowmobile Education Courses Participation in a snowmobile education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain a snowmobile. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. The class includes: Proper Operation and Safety (Riding Skill/Equipment/ Maintenance) — 2 hours Laws — 30 minutes Emergencies & Survival — 40 minutes Map & Compass — 1 hour Self Help First Aid — 20 minutes Environmental/Landowner/Ethics — 1 1/2 hours Total course — 9 hours Class will be held at the Casco Community Center Tuesday, Feb. 25, Wednesday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants must attend all classes to become certified. Cost: $5 donation. All participants must pre-register by contacting Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
seniors made the 2013 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA High School National Academic Squad, earning a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 through the first quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. Chadbourne, Heath and Schreiber have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction, achieving a minimum GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0.
Tired of the same old flowers and chocolate? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sunset-moonrise hike at Loon Echo Land Trust’s Bald Pate Mountain Preserve in South Bridgton on Friday, Feb. 14. This early evening snowshoe hike will be a great way to get out and embrace winter’s beauty while kicking off the Bridgton Winter Carnival weekend. From the summit of Bald Pate Mountain, trekkers will watch the sun set in the western foothills and see the full snow moon rise in the east just moments later. Wear appropriate warm clothing and boots and bring a warm beverage, snacks and flashlight or headlamp. Snowshoes or traction devices are recommended. Meet at 4 p.m. at the Bald Pate Mountain parking lot on Route 107. The moderate hike includes a 300-foot elevation gain to the 1,100foot summit. The sunset is at 5:10 p.m., and the moonrise is at 5:15 p.m. This event will last approximately two hours and will be canceled if overcast. Please RSVP to Jon Evans at email@example.com or 647-4352.
Naples Shawnee Peak offers Rec kids Adventure Camp
Shawnee Peak is offering a SnowSports Adventure Camp during February break. This increasingly popular event will give children a fresh perspective on mountain fun. Each of the three consecutive mornings will begin with a few hours of traditional coaching geared toward building confidence in their skiing or riding skills. Lunch with their coaches is included in the program. Adventures continue in the afternoon with various on-hill activities: cardboard box races, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, intro to freestyle skiing and intro
to park features. The main goal of the SnowSports Adventure Camp is to cultivate a passion for winter in New England. Most activities will take place on-hill and require appropriate winter clothing; hats, gloves, snow-pants, etc. The three-day session will take place Feb. 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Limited space is available in this program so register today. Children need to know how to ski or snowboard and ride the chairlift. Registration ends Feb. 10 or when program capacity has been met. (647-8444).
NAPLES — The Recreation Department will be holding its annual Family Fun Skate Night this Friday, Feb. 7, at the Naples Community Arena from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be a music playing, hot cocoa and a bonfire to warm up by. Come and enjoy skating with your family and friends. There is no cost to attend. Please note that there is no alcohol, tobacco or pets allowed on the property, which includes the parking lots. Weather date is Saturday, Feb. 15 with the same times. For more information, call Harvey Price Jr. at 595-0602. The Naples Recreation Aquacise program at Colonial Mast Campground is run in eight-week sessions. Each session meets two times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Naples Rec is currently running a class at 6 and 7 p.m. The next start date is Thursday, Feb. 6 provided there are no more snow days to make up. For more information please contact Rec Director Harvey Price at 693-6364 or Colonial Mast Campground at 6936652. The cost per session is $70 for Naples residents and $80 for non-residents and drop-ins ($7 a class) are welcome.
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Opinion & Comment
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Dark Side of the Sun by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist
Mail must go through
Diaper changer admired Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist
My wife and I invited a young married couple over for supper a couple of months ago. They were close friends and thus had no need to knock. When we heard them click open the door from the garage and come thumping into the mudroom, we Three recent news items which may be related… stopped fussing about in the kitchen and PODUNK, ME 04444 — Federal agents yesterday arrestscurried out to greet them, smiling broadly, ed Mildred Crump, 82, at her home. The charge was Personal arms outstretched. Use of the U.S. Mails. Having produced between them a tiny person earlier in “We caught her mailing private letters again. Let’s just say the year, the couple arrived heavy-laden, not only with the 14 the lady has been warned before,” said Ted Fish, head of the Postal Crimes Investigation Unit of the FBI. “She says she was ‘only keeping up with friends.’ As if she had never heard of Facebook! And ‘paying bills?’ Through the U.S. mail? The USPS has all it can do now to keep up with vital advertising circulars, credit card offers and threatening letters from banks. Old people have to learn to use the Internet; that’s MAIL, Page 11B
pounds of new daughter, but also with all the trappings that accompany such a small and living gift. When they finally took off their coats and sat down, our living room looked like an explosion at Babies“R”Us. There was the car seat, a bassinet, another seat-like thing with built-in entertainment in the form of spinning plastic whoozits attached to a curved overhead armature, a duffle bag spilling multi-colored and extremely small items of clothing, a satchel containing all the bodily-intake and bodily-output supplies, storage bags for nuclear waste, and several other assorted containers filled with various and sundry sewn, extruded, and battery-driven products, some of which made noises or blinked brightly if shaken — all said paraphernalia and tackle lugged in from the truck in order to protect, soothe, entertain, and comfort the aforementioned small person, she who now sat semireclined and staring at us as if to say, Here I am, now what? I caught my wife’s eye, gave a darting glance around the room, and then a quick eyebrow raise, as if to say, They’re only staying for supper, right? and she me gave back a little reassuring nod and left to mash potatoes. DIAPER, Page 12B
Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist
Tragic state of the union We’re told our unemployment rate is 7.2%. How can that be when there are 92 million Americans who can work, but who have dropped out of the workforce? Because they’re not counted, we’re told. Why aren’t they counted? They’re unemployed, right? Why aren’t they figured into the unemployment rate? They’re not too old or too young to work. They’re not disabled. They’ve just given up looking for work, but they’re still unemployed. If you ask me, the unemployment rate is really about four times higher than we’re told. It’s really about 30% or even higher, isn’t it? In his State of the Union Address, the president talked about immigration reform and income inequality. That’s good because they’re closely related, only not the way he tells it. Illegal immigrants have been pouring into the United States — about 12 to 20 million of them. Half or more work under the table for less than Americans who are on the books are paid. That depresses wages and drives up unemployment, worsening income inequality President Obama claims he wants to fix. Now, the president wants to grant them amnesty — and Republican leaders in Congress agree. More and more illegals are encouraged to sneak in, depressing wages further, and driving up unemployment, creating more income inequality the president claims he doesn’t want. TRAGIC, Page 11B
WINTER SUNSET — Ethan McNerney of Lovell recently captured this winter sunset at Highland Lake in Bridgton.
Paranormal activity at DHHS
Gov. Le Page needs to be costume and took on the role alerted: A paranormal entity of Superman. has invaded one of the state’s The phone also serves as a social service buildings. source of interest to tiny todActual employees have dlers, whose mothers scold by Dawn De Busk been replaced with something them when they pick it up, called “kiosks.” mistaking it for a play-toy upon BN Columnist In fact, on a constant basis, which to drool. The mother people waiting to be seen are might be concerned about the told to conduct their business phone spreading germs to her at one of the kiosks. child and her household, but Those kiosks are jet-black computers that are as tall as a invasion from another world should be her real fear. person, and seem to predate the 1980s versions here on Earth. I observed this bizarre stuff firsthand. Maybe, such models are top-of-the-line technology on another During a recent Friday morning, I had reason to visit the planet. Maybe, the State of Maine outsourced its Internet tech- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) building nology needs to a company from a galaxy far, far away. in Portland. I was there to see if my daughter and I still qualiFrom each computer hangs a phone. The phone is large fied for MaineCare, as we were dropped from the program and clumsy with a weird metal-covered cord attached to it like this summer. the ones in phone booths of the 1970s, often used in movies At DHHS, I witnessed some very strange happenings from that era. Phone booths where Clark Kent stepped into his PARANORMAL, Page 12B
It Dawned on Me
Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist
The United States faces a grave crisis. One threatening our economic wellbeing and modern political system. We seem destined for a ruinous enemy deficit. If President Obama has his way, Iran and America, after 35 years of enmity, may be headed for reconciliation — a serious diminution of tensions, constant blustering, proxy conflicts and freely flowing bile. Only a stalwart group of congressmen and women stand in the way of an outbreak of harmony and good feelings with the Persians. Eager to advance the cause of American and Israeli security, they say, and dine from a delicious menu of weaponry, they feel obliged to ignore the contrary judgments of our generously-funded intelligence agencies and order up yet more sanctions against Iran. A senator can’t take any chances, they tell us implicitly, especially when his reelection prospects are on the line and generous support is offered by those with a clear preference for nurturing war over deal-destroying peace. After the Cold War ended came the War on Terror, which spawned the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Both of those fights have or soon will be ended, at least for Washington. Syria is too messy to fully engage us. Yemen and Somalia don’t merit more than an occasional drone. That leaves Iran as the only credible enemy. If Iran goes peaceful on us, agreeing to nearly all of our demands, how can Pentagon budgets be sustained? How can the patriotic rhetoric of politicians be taken seriously? America’s surviving historic enemies are laughable: North Korea’s leadership is moving from nuclear threats to basketball challenges. Russia is a has-been and China is struggling to fill America’s shopping carts. Geriatric Cuba is less of a threat to Florida than another real estate bust. If “Death to America” chants fade in Tehran, won’t chello kebab soon push out pizza in Washington? We must prepare for the worst: A new enemy must be targeted by the United States. But who can our people be taught to hate on short notice? The best approach would be to go after trusted friends who have betrayed us. It would be easy to charge England with perfidy. But we have already fought two wars with our former masters. The same is true of the Germans. The slippery French are a possibility, but their slogan, “Make love, not war,” would make it hard to mobilize our young for battle. The best choice, perhaps surprisingly, would probably be Canada. No American has paid any attention to the northern neighbor in a couple of centuries. It would be easy to stir our people up about dimly remembered cheating on the boundary, stealing our freely swimming fish and lobsters or the Canuck’s asserting sovereign rights to Our Northwest Passage. Think of the ships that would have to be built at Bath! The miles of Maine border that would need to be fortified! The hordes of summer and winter visitors that would have to be investigated! An ideal enemy! Of course, the infinitely polite and hospitable Canadians — like the subtly graceful Iranians — might pleasingly yield to our demands. Should they exhibit incorrigible sweetness, we had best prepare backup antagonists. What about Israel and Saudi Arabia? Both now delight in spitting in our eyes and kicking our shins when we suggest different behavior. And with Israel, moving to enemy status would end aid and save us over $3 billion annually. Except that some members of Congress would insist on voting Israel the usual aid package despite its officiallydeclared enemy status. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer. This article has appeared on Lobelog.com PUBLIC NOTICE
AGENDA WORKSHOP CASCO PLANNING BOARD
February 10, 2014 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 6:30 P.M. The Casco Planning Board will hold a WORKSHOP on February 10, 2014, to discuss discrepancies and weaknesses in the Casco Zoning Ordinance. • NOTE: This Workshop session is open to the public; however, public participation is limited. • Board Members are not able to vote in workshop session. • Participation at workshop sessions is for the Board Members, staff and invited guests only. Public participation is limited at the invitation of the Board. 2T5
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the contracting of the maintenance of the Town’s downtown gardens, plantings, and planters. Full specifications are available on our website at www.bridgtonmaine.org There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Sealed proposals clearly marked “Maintenance of Gardens and Planters” must be received by the Office of the Town Manager, Bridgton Town Office, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009, no later than Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at which place and time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud. One original must be supplied by each respondent. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon those proposals that meet the specifications and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. Inquiries should be directed to Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager at 207-647-8786. 1T6
Letters Comments: State of the Union
To The Editor: Is it possible that the crises that the government undertakes to solve outside of the Constitutional limits on government (Obamacare, wealth re-distribution, excessive taxation, confiscation of property in all of its forms, over regulation, stifling education choice, the sanctifying of global warming, restriction on energy production, debasing of our currency, et al) are the most intractable because they are not in the legitimate purvey of government? The Founders recognized that the concentration of power brought out the greed avarice and lust for power in the practitioners of politics. They were men of means who, being ruled by the most powerful empire in the world (England) recognized men ruling other men will invariably lead to abuse unless government’s power is limited and diverse. It is the brilliance of the Founder’s Constitutional system that the emphasis is on controlling government’s power rather than controlling the power of the people. The president has now come out and in simple words said what he has been saying since he entered politics. He wants to run the show without any interference from the Congress, the Judiciary or the people. He has assumed the mantle of a Divine Right King. In his State of the Union speech, he ran against his own terrible economic record as if he had nothing to do with it. He anointed himself above the fray and allowed that the proletariat can twist and turn, shout and shake their fists all they want but it will be to no avail. The emperor has a pen and a phone and he will hand down to Harry Reid his commandments writ in digital stone and peace will be restored to the land. Such delusion! Such hubris! How could a man that claims to have taught the Constitution for 10 years not know what the written words actually say? Would it not be illegal if he knew what the Constitution actually said and decided that he could ignore the Constitution and impose his concept of the rule of law as superior to those of the Founders? Mr. President, the Constitution was designed with three co-equal branches. There is no way to read or interpret the Constitution as advocating a unified government with the president as dictator and the Judiciary and Congress as bit players who sing, Hail to the Chief, on cue. Your apparent ignorance of the Constitution is only exceeded by your ignorance
New Denmark tanker purchased through Assistance to Firefighters grant. of economics. You cannot raise standards of living by fiat (minimum wage increases); you cannot grow an economy by artificially raising the cost of energy; you cannot grow an economy and create jobs through regulations and you cannot grow the government unless you first grow the economy (even China has figured that out). Your ignorance of the benefits of free market economics stymies your ability to even begin to accomplish any of your stated goals: helping the poor to a better life, building the middle class, improving health care and protecting the environment. None of these goals are attainable without a vibrant economy; unfortunately your policies prevent the economy from growing and becoming vibrant. Mr. President, your policies have failed. It is time for a different approach — think Constitutional governments and free market economics. Jock MacGregor North Sebago
To The Editor: On behalf of the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department and its members, I am writing to give the public an update as to what is going on with our department. As you probably know, Denmark is a small community with limited emergency calls every year, mainly between 60 to 80. With that said, we strive to be very active with training, fundraising and grant writing to provide the best level of service possible to our community. Over the past two years, we have been very fortunate to have received several significant grants written by our town manager totaling over $280,000. These grants purchased a new tank truck, turnout gear for all our members, ice water rescue equipment, AEDs for all community buildings, radios, forestry gear, a storage trailer, traffic cones, generators, chain saws, an accountability system for firefighters, and a variety of other equipment.
stop by the fire station, located on Bull Ring Road. We also plan to hold an open house this spring and we will get the time and date in the paper. Please feel free to contact me at 452-2310 any time with any questions about what we do. We are also more than happy to give tours of our fire station to the public upon request. To all who support and serve the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department, thank you! Ken Richardson Fire Chief Denmark Volunteer Fire Department
Firefighters tow the line
To The Editor: I would like to take a moment to recognize the men and women of the Bridgton Fire Department. Our department, along with mutual aid, recently responded to multiple structure fires and other calls for service during the period of arctic cold weather. I am very proud of our staff and their efforts combating these recent fires, under the severe conditions. Our firefighters worked 11 hours on the last blaze enduring subzero conditions, including post fire cleanup, and readying equipment for the next possible call. I overheard staff mention that during a recent budget committee meeting their were questions about a food/beverage line in the fire department budget — approximately a $300 line, which is used to purchase hot coffee, liquids and some type of a quick food to feed staff during the few large fires we encounter over the course of a year. Apparently, additional discussion evolved around another LETTERS, Page B
TOWN OF NAPLES Public Hearing
The Planning Board will hold a meeting on February 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. A submittal from Ransom Consulting, Inc. on behalf of Hunt Real Estate Services for an application for site plan review for Family Dollar, located beside 377 Roosevelt Trail, Map U04, Lot2A (land owned by Daniel Craffey). 2. A modification of the subdivision plan for Windsor Green to extend the length of the temporary docks from 100' to 150' for the subdivision. Located at Map U03, Lot 20. Submitted by Arnold Cohen, president of the Windsor Green Association.
TOWN OF NAPLES OFFICE CLOSED
THE NAPLES TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY.
We have also been very fortunate to have generous businesses in Denmark, with a special thank you to Poland Spring, which has made possible funding for a new Polaris Ranger off-road forestry vehicle, as well as an outboard motor for our water rescue boat that was procured from state surplus last year. These grants and donations significantly reduce the amount of money we need to ask for from taxpayers while also ensuring that we have up-to-date and safe equipment. Without this generous support, our mission of providing emergency services would not be possible. Denmark is in the process of putting another “new to us” fire engine into service. Purchased from the town of Falmouth at no cost to taxpayers by our fire association, this used E-One Hurricane engine will last our department perhaps a decade while saving the taxpayers over $200,000 to replace a very old and failing piece of fire apparatus. We hope to have this truck in service very soon. As a volunteer fire department, the men and women who donate their time and energy make what we do possible and I would like to publicly thank them. A large amount of state-mandated training is required in our job, requiring extra dedication beyond the actual emergency-related training required to be a firefighter. Not all our members go into a burning building, but every task requires a significant level of training and dedication. We are always looking for new volunteers to serve on the department. Every first Thursday night of the month, our department holds a monthly meeting for training. I encourage anyone who is interested in what we do to
3. An application for Outdoor Entertainment submitted by Naples Main Street for a festival entitled Naples for the Arts for July 26, 2014, (rain date July 27th, 2014). Public welcome.
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
PLANNING BOARD Public Hearing
The Bridgton Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., to consider revisions to the Town of Bridgton Site Plan Review Ordinance, the Town of Bridgton Subdivision Regulations, The Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, The Town of Bridgton Bear River Aquifer Ordinance, The Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance, The Town of Bridgton Willis Brook Aquifer Ordinance, and a new Ordinance entitled The Town of Bridgton Fire Protection Ordinance. The Planning Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business if necessary. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. 2T5
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
Public Workshop Meeting Notice
DEPOT STREET RENOVATION
Bridgton Planning, Economic and Community Development February 12, 2014, 6 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, Depot Street Join staff and the landscape architects and engineers from the firm Milone & MacBroom to work on a new streetscape design for Depot Street. Using Community Development Grant funds, the town has contracted with Milone & MacBroom to create a set of construction drawings for an improved street — this includes sidewalks, storm water improvements, lighting and other amenities. Come be part of the design work for this important project! Staff Contact: Anne M. Krieg, AICP – Director of Planning, Economic and Community Development, phone: (207) 6478786, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fighting off peace
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STOCK ROOM MANAGER/ — Buyer. Immediate opening for a tool crib manager on-site at our customers’ manufacturing location. This full-time position requires purchasing, order entry, order expediting, receiving shipments, inventory control and general stock room management. The ideal candidate will need technical knowledge of cutting tools and abrasives, be organized, detail oriented, have good followthru and have the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment. A background in purchasing and strong computer skills are a must. E-mail resumes to hbenoit@ butlerbros.com or fax 207-7868820. 1t6
BUSINESS FOR SALE — by owner. Located in Windham. In business for over 20 years. 8930339. tf50 JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridgton, 207-647-5477. tf30
NAPLES — Long Lake. Looking for caretaker couple to rent furnished, 2-bedroom, large open concept, newly-remodeled mobile home located in beautiful Vacation Home Park. Site #4, ice fish, snowmobile, beautiful sandy beach. No pets, no smoking. $900 plus utilities, full tank of fuel. See website for pictures www. rrvacationhomepark.com 305-304tf3 8764 cell.
BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment on quiet lot, walking distance to stores. Utilities included, $725 a month plus 1 month security & references. Call Victor at 650-8071. 4t6x
BRIDGTON — One-bedroom apartment. Modern kitchen, big sunny windows. On quiet deadend street. Walk to downtown. $550 month, no utilities included. Security deposit. 625-8812. 5t2
NAPLES — off Rte. 35, quiet one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine paneling, built-in book shelves, laundry onsite. No smoking, no pets, 30-day notice lease. $650 month includes heat & electricity. tf3 207-899-5052.
BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom/1bath 2nd floor apartment in small professional building on Harrison Road. Perfect for office or home. Sunny. Quiet. Deck. Mountain views. New paint and carpet. No smoking/pets. References, credit/ background checks, and security deposit required. $750 month includes some utilities. 207-7122934, Kclouti2@maine.rr.com 4t4x
MAINTENANCE WORK — Odd jobs by the hour, day or week or job. Free estimates. Call 6274649. 4t3x CLEANING & ORGANIZING — Local company looking to fill empty slots. Never too early for Spring cleaning. Senior discount and free estimates. Please call 207595-1542. tf6 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Snowplowing, removal and sanding. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3
CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare has full and parttime slots available. All age developmentally appropriate social, emotional and academic curriculum. Meals and snacks included. 10 years experience. For more information call 207-5955209 (Bridgton). 6t6
CASCO/NAPLES AREA — Oasis Childcare has immediate openings for students ages 5-12 for Before & After School Care. We offer full coverage on school vacations, summer vacation, early release and snow days. Are your BN 6 kids having fun at daycare . . . we do! See us on Facebook for more HELP WANTED info. Call Kelly at 207-329-2658 PART-TIME STOCK ROOM or e-mail kjkaeser@roadrunner. — Attendant. Immediate opening com to enroll your child today. for Stock Room Attendant on-site 12t3x at our customers’ manufacturing FOR SALE location Fryeburg, Me. This parttime position requires receiving and WESTERNMAINEFIREWOOD. putting away shipments, inventory com — Seasoned firewood, cut 14 control, cycle counting and general months ago. Cut, split and delivered. stock room management. The $260 per cord. Call 583-4113 or ideal candidate will need to have 595-5029. 4t5x excellent customer service skills, be organized, detail oriented, have $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag good follow-thru and have the when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x ability to excel in a fast-paced 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, tf46 environment. Occasional lifting of Windham, 893-0339. 50 or more lbs. Strong computer skills are helpful. E-mail resumes GUNS — Buy, sell, trade. Wanted to email@example.com or fax all military items. Sweden Trading 207-786-8820. 1t6 Post, 207-647-8163. Will travel. tf6 PSS — needed for home care. 15 RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, hours every other weekend. Going pay rate. Call between 9 a.m. and split and delivered. Any amounts. 5 p.m. at 693-5010. 2t6 Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 SEEKING EXPERIENCED — SNOWMOBILE PARTS — D marine mechanic for fast-growing & G Snowmobilers Discount. marine repair shop. Knowledge of New & used snowmobile parts. all marine outboard, stern drive and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed only on inboard engines a plus. Interested Wednesdays. Call 207-583-2312. 13t51x applicants please send resume to P.O. Box 19, Lovell ME 04051. Will be interviewing all applicants starting the first of April. 10t4
LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT SEASONAL POSITION APRIL 1ST – NOVEMBER 30TH 40 HOURS PER WEEK INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD VISIT WWW.LAKEREGIONSCHOOLS.ORG TO DOWNLOAD A NON-TEACHING APPLICATION AND FORWARD WITH A CURRENT RESUME TO:
AVAILABLE NOW — An easier winter in this beautiful warm & cozy 2-bedroom brick home. Very energy-efficient. Plowing included. $875 month plus utilities. Newlypainted. Private yet close to village amenities. No pets/no smoking. Good for single or couple. FMI call (207) 452-2441. tf3
HARRISON — 2-bedroom home, $800 month plus utilities. Security & references needed. Call tf4 583-4809.
BRIDGTON — 16 S. High St. Non-smoking, no pets. 1-bedroom apartment, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main St., town beach, church. Coin-op BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom laundry on site. $650.00 first, last apartment. Big sunny windows, and security requested. References clean and quiet. Laundry hookups, checked. 207-632-8508. tf2 parking with nice yard. Walk to downtown. $650 month, security HARRISON — Apartment, 2deposit, no utilities included. Call bedroom, 2½-baths, large rooms, 625-8812. 5t2 very private. Garage, mountain and lake views, access to lake. CASCO — Completely furnished $950 month plus utilities with rooms, heat, lights & cable TV one-month security. No pets. No included. $120 weekly. No pets. smoking. References required. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf37 583-4044. tf44
SUBWAY, Cornish, Maine, area sandwich shop is seeking a highly-energetic, self-motivated manager. Must be able to lead, coach staff, and offer impeccable customer service. Applicants must be able to work well with a variety of personalities and multitask. Responsibilities include: handling day-to-day operations, training staff, scheduling, weekly inventories, banking, and hiring. Manager will have in-store training and continuous support from our team. Management experience a plus. 32k to start plus benefits. Send resume to Subway, 15 Woodside Ave., Saco, ME 04072.
Call 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at www.homecareforme.org
COURTESY BOAT INSPECTORS FOR THE 2014 SEASON Work Schedule *Inspectors work 15 to 20 hours per week *Must be available from May 1 – Oct 1, weekdays, weekends and holidays *Work schedule starts at 6 A.M. and earlier if a fishing tournament is scheduled *Work schedule ends at 5 P.M. except on Fridays when it ends at 8 P.M. Principle Responsibilities *Inspectors will be trained to efficiently and effectively perform the work necessary *Inspectors will be assigned to the various boat launch access points *Inspectors must have good skills for accurate recordkeeping *Inspectors as representatives of the town must have good communication skills Hiring Process Candidates can submit a letter with appropriate credentials, such as a resume, no later than March 7th, along with a job application form, which is available at the Lovell Town Office. Please note “CBI” on the lower left corner of the envelope when mailing in your application and credentials. Contact: Town of Lovell, P.O. Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6272
Candidates will: be familiar with Microsoft Office 2007–2013, can manage Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Operating Systems, as well as maintaining hardware at our various locations and troubleshooting systems. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training/ experience in the IT field. Education is preferred but not necessary if the candidate displays necessary skills. Good Neighbors offers an attractive benefits package.
DENMARK SELF-STORAGE 10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month
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Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, with an over 30-year track record of providing high quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to support individuals, both in their homes and in the community, with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training in the field of disability services, but experience is not necessary if the candidate displays a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company. The abilities to make sound decisions, assist the people we support in leading a meaningful life, and self-motivation are highly desired.
Western Maine Timberlands Inc. Join our family of caring professionals and make a difference in the lives of the people you care for. If you are an upbeat and dependable LNA, we’d like to talk to you about being part of the team at our Long Term Care Facility. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.
Successful Candidates must:
Have a High School Diploma or GED; Be at least 18 years of age; Have a valid Driver’s License.
Good Neighbors offers an attractive benefits package that includes:
A highly-competitive health insurance plan; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; Life Insurance; Generous paid leave.
Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED, must be at least 18 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license.
Please visit our website at www.goodneighborsinc.org to upload an application or contact Wanda Millett, Human Resource Manager at (207) 647-8244, ex. 11. 2T5CD
Please visit our website at www.goodneighborsinc.org for any additional information about us. Please forward your resume with desired compensation to our fax (207) 647-2244, or call Larry Rugg at (207) 647-8244 x12.
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GREEN FIREWOOD Direct Support Professionals Wanted (Bridgton, Naples and Cornish)
We are currently seeking someone motivated to assist our organization in an IT capacity that enables us to leverage technology for high-level client care and efficient internal operations.
The Town of Lovell, Maine will be hiring
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Good Neighbors Incorporated is a nonprofit organization with an over 30-year track record of providing high-quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities.
HARRISON — Downtown, 1bedroom apartment, 15 minutes to Shawnee Peak, 5-minute walk to public beach. 1,000+ sq. ft. Heat and hot water included. Very clean, bright and sunny. $725 month. No Section 8. No smoking. Call 3320060. 4t3x
IT PROFESSIONAL WANTED
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HOME CARE FOR MAINE, a statewide home care agency is seeking caring dependable candidates to assist elders and disabled individuals. Duties include personal care, housekeeping, errands and transportation. PCA/PSS/CNA experience preferred but not required. We offer free PSS certification to our employees. Current openings for days/evenings/weekends statewide. EOE/AAE
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL A SUITABLE CANDIDATE IS FOUND.
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EFFICIENCY APARTMENT — in Harrison. 1 person only. $390 per month. Includes heat/electric. Non-smokers/no pets. References needed. Nice, quiet area. 207-4159166, leave message. tf51
MSAD #61 JULIE RIDLON 900 PORTLAND ROAD BRIDGTON, ME 04009 EOE
SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment. Carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no smoking indoors, no pets. Includes heat, hot water, parking & electric. $790 per month NAPLES — Efficiency cabin, plus security. Call 787-2121 or suitable for 1 person. $400 per 756-3928. 4t5 month. Includes heat/electric, plowing. Nice, quiet farm setting. SOUTH CASCO — 1-bedroom Non-smokers and no pets. 207- apartment, fully-furnished. 3 miles 693-1038, leave message. 4t4x south of Naples off Route 302. Beautiful views, immaculate and NAPLES — Rte. 302, 2-bedroom modern, on first floor attached condo duplex. All newly- to private home. Private entry remodeled from top to bottom and mudroom, parking garage. includes dishwasher, heat, off- Nonsmokers. Utilities included. street parking, snow & garbage $800 month. Call for information removal. $750 month. Call for at 207-655-1177. 2t5x appointment. Daytime tel. # 6936255. tf5
VEHICLES FOR SALE
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.
Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act
Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.
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Obituaries FOR RENT
LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/reference check required. (207) 221-2951. 4t6x
HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12
BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $700 to $800 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508 or 6328510. tf41
GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free pickup 647-5209. tf21
DENMARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior Painting. Also, Paperhanging. 40 years of painting experience. Call for estimates. Call John Mathews, 207-452-2781. tf49
PLEASE CONSIDER – donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website www.harvesthills.org for details or call 935-4358, ext. BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2- 21. tf44 bath duplex house. Walk to Food City. All utilities; heat, water, washer, dryer, electric, plowing, trash, lawn, everything included for $960. 781-361-1368. tf6
AIRPORT CAR EXPRESS – Luxury sedan or minivan transportation to and from regional airports, bus and train stations. 24 hr. operation with advance reservation. Major credit cards accepted. Child or booster seat upon request. 207-893-8294. www.airportcarexpress.com 26t32x
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE? THE BRIDGTON NEWS
(Continued from Page B) $1,200 line that is budgeted for recruitment/retention that covers the cost of a local prepared meal, various awards to honor staff for training attendance, and outstanding performance throughout the year. As many of you may know, or if you watched the recent media coverage on the lack of fire department volunteer’s statewide, it can be a huge undertaking to maintain a professionally trained volunteer workforce, ready to respond at any moment, and that maintain four fire stations, apparatus and equipment. Our staff are paid per hour while on a call, and are compensated for some of the training hours, however they volunteer hundreds of hours, maintaining, and cleaning equipment, taking specialized training and applying for grants, etc. We are accountable concerning our budget no question, and we appreciate all the support from the town government, and citizens.
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 and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824
Lake & Mtn. View Cleaning ALARMS ELECTRICIANS and Caretaking WAM-ALARM Systems Exceptional references, 25+ yrs. exp. A to Z Electric Installation, Service, Monitoring Julie 207-650-1101 “The Boss Does The Work” Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician McHatton’s Cleaning Service Free Security Survey 647-2323 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 APPLIANCE REPAIR Certified Technicians Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Bosworth Electric Inc. Quality service you deserve Quality electrical contractor Servicemaster All major brands Commercial/Industrial/Residential email@example.com 595-4020 Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration firstname.lastname@example.org ATTORNEYS 1-800-244-7630 207-539-4452 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Malia, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com
TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314
COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton
Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Naples Computer Services P.O. Box 1575, Naples PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 693-3030 Virus and spy-ware removal Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. Home and business networking 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) Video security systems Raymond, ME 04071 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 655-8760 email@example.com
BOOKKEEPING NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364 http://neprofserv.com
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” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675
CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling firstname.lastname@example.org Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552
CARPET CLEANING McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822
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Bottom line, I don’t think it’s too much to ask to buy a firefighter a hot coffee, and a slice of pizza to keep them working through the night or day without a meal; unlike some other town departments, they are not unionized, do not get overtime, they just want to get the job done for the citizens of Bridgton. As department officers, we need to maintain a volunteer workforce. Any professional agency will tell you that to retain volunteer staff, a “thank you” goes a long way; a meal once a year and a few awards at least lets them know that they are appreciated for their volunteerism and commitments. Thank you for your continued support. Deputy Fire Chief Tom Harriman Chief of Personnel Bridgton Fire Department
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To The Editor: Does anyone remember the final scene in Paul Newman’s classic movie, Cool Hand Luke? Luke’s final words had been repeated to him by a prison guard HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355
February 6, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B several times throughout the movie because he had made repeated failed, but clever attempts to escape. Those attempts had embarrassed the prison and guard. He was a hero to his fellow inmates because he could brazenly take whatever punishments for attempted escape were. Attempts to break his spirit were useless, but the guard persisted anyway. The words that resound in my mind are, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” If you get a chance to read Olympia Snowe’s new book, you can see for yourself that most of what has created the stalemates in the federal government is due to the rapid decline in time and effort spent hammering out suggested solutions in well-attended committee meetings followed by strenuous debate on the floor of both the Senate and House of Representatives. There are frequently more short closed-door meetings with little input or discussion before amendments, etc. are brought to the floor, and there is much less time available to debate before votes are taken. Shorter and shorter workdays and fewer work-
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days per week have become the norm. She believes this is mostly because there is much too much time devoted to election and re-election campaigns, and also the prevailing devotion to self-interest that is found through out American citizens in general. Much of the negative whiplash created by misinformation and the presentation of only some of the important facts during the SAD 72 School Board’s deliberations regarding the new school project could have been avoided if willingness to inform the people openly about each step of the process from the beginning had been evident. I suspect that many people feel there should have been more requests for input while decisions were being made about options. Instead, we were only given limited opportunities to ask questions and make suggestions after the board decided what the options would be. Imagine you are someone in need of a car you can’t afford to buy on your own. Imagine some generous person agrees to purchase a car for you, but LETTERS, Page 10B RUBBISH SERVICE
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To The Editor: I am writing to express my gratitude to everyone involved in making the Down East Mushers Bowl a success. Although the snow conditions did not warrant an International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) sanctioned race, a Fun Run was still held. Nine trucks showed up with 22 teams going out on the course. A radar gun was on site to check the speed of the dogs and every team received a certificate for participating, which was a speeding ticket for having fun. Prizes were given to all the teams who participated on both days of the event. Additional prizes were given out to the youngest driver, the driver who drove the farthest dis-
tance away, the driver who improved the most from the first day to the second day, and the truck that brought the most teams. The Down East Mushers Bowl LLC would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make the event a success. The sponsors were: Five Fields Farm, Paul’s Handyman Services, Inc., Bridgton Bottle Gas, Bridgton Eye Care, Oberg Insurance & Real Estate Agency, Inc., Everlast Roofing, Inc., Boggs & Fryer Families, Bridgton Public Works, Police and Fire Department, Loon Echo Land Trust, Tom’s Homestead, Macdonald Motors, Hayes True Value Hardware & Just Ask Rental, Kezar Realty, Muddy River Signs, Michael G. Friedman, Esq., P.A., Paris Farmers Union, and The Bridgton News. I would also like to thank the South Bridgton Congregational Church for providing hot soups and beverages to purchase during the event. The church also provided a hot meal to the mushers at the end of the day on Sunday free of charge. The Down East Mushers Bowl was a success this year, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year on Jan. 24-25, 2015! Charlotte Carroll Raymond Secretary Down East Mushers Bowl LLC, Down East Sled Dog Club
To The Editor: It’s too early to say, “Au Revoir” or “Bon Voyage” to our town manager. But, it’s not too early to say thank you for years of information and guidance to the board of selectmen, the committees, the town employees and all the citizens. The familiar sight of Mitch Berkowitz lugging his bulging notebook to meetings assured us all that when needed, state law or town ordinances would be properly referenced. Usually, Mitch’s memory was spot on, exceptionally so. So, thank you Mitch, for years of devoted service to the citizens of Bridgton. We are looking forward to the rest of the time we can enjoy your company and wisdom. With every best wish for your continued success in anything you decide to do. Claudia and Al Burk Bridgton
To The Editor: Condom distribution hopefully will become policy at Lake Region High School. Believe it parents, many of our children are having or will be having sex during their high school years. If we can help protect them from disease and unwanted pregnancy we should. Believe it, parents don’t always talk to their kids about sex, safety and the results of behavior they engage in daily. We live in a society that has both parents working endlessly to provide the basic needs of house, home, food and clothes for them. A society which presents some with one parent to provide for them. Seldom do they sit down at the table to share a meal and conversation of any kind, anymore. Times have changed drastically socially. The common thread of sexuality has not. Having sex in the high school years is not a new phenomenon and is not going to disappear. The primary responsibility for us is to protect them any way we can. It is paramount that we do this. You can say the parents should teach their children responsibility, they should. The schools should, as well. Morality can not be regulated or mandated by policy or legislation. The fiber of a young person’s being needs to be developed from birth. We can not wait until their teens and expect them to make all the right decisions. We need to help them with these decisions as we can’t make them for them no matter how much we would like to. Education should continue aggressively. Give our children all the tools they need. The bottom line is they are human beings. They will make mistakes. We need to be there for them, be honest with them, support them and love them. It’s about them. Joe Bardsley Bridgton
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To The Editor: The catastrophic wreckage, left in the wake of the Obamacare fiasco, should serve as a wakeup call to all Americans, about what transpires when an out-of-control federal government seeks to seize control of one-sixth of the nation’s economy. The gross incompetence of Barack Obama, the entire Democratic Party, and many in the bureaucracy should horrify even the most zealous worshippers of Big Government who still cling to the notion that career politicians have all the answers when it comes to our nation’s many staggering problems. Obamacare was doomed to failure from its very inception because it was constructed with input from only those who had a great deal to gain from its implementation. Unions, lawyers, the drug industry, insurance companies and numerous special interest groups were the only ones invited to the table at its conception. The entire Obamacare process was conducted in utter secrecy behind closed doors, putting to lie Obama’s hollow promise that “his administration was going to be the most open one ever, with every bill immediately posted online for all to observe prior to the bill being voted on.” In actuality, the Obama administration has, by far, been one of the most secretive and corrupt ever. Big contributors to the Democratic machine, Obama’s friends, and a bevy of special interest groups that are fully in the tank for Obama’s radical agenda, are all richly rewarded, while the average American is left to hang on for dear life. Barack Obama espoused a massive litany of lies from the moment the American Affordable Care Act was in its design stage. Who can forget the president trumpeting to the very heavens how “if you like your insurance plan you can keep it.” Or, “if you like your doctor you can keep him or her.” Or, “every family will save at least $2,500 on their yearly insurance policies.” We now know that every one of those promises were in fact outright lies. To believe that government could provide health care to 30 million people who had no coverage, allow young adults to stay on their parents plans until they were
26, eliminate denial for preexisting conditions, do away with caps on lifetime payouts, and at the same time greatly reduce the costs of health care is ludicrous at best, and an absolute travesty at its worst. Unfortunately, tens of millions of Americans still believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch. For the American government to deceive its citizens in such a brazen manner is a further example of how corrupt and out-of-control our government is, yet it is safe to bet that most congressmen and congresswomen, who have the chutzpa to run again in the upcoming election, will be voted back in with massive pluralities. We get the government we deserve. Kudos are in order for Maine’s three uber-liberals, Angus King, Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud. They all have been in on Obamacare from the get-go. For them, toeing the party line takes priority over the destruction of the nation’s health care system and the infliction of terrible pain on millions of American families. As long as the American people are willing to put up with a corrupt and despotic federal government, nothing is going to change until one day we wake up and realize that the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever seen has all but gone up in smoke, and that the most profligate Americans ever have left future generations with a country that is but a shell of what it once was. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton
(Continued from Page B) only if he chooses which cars you can choose from. Then, suppose none of the cars really seem to fit your needs best. You’re most likely going to either turn down his offer or try to make due with the one that comes closest to your ability to maintain on your own. What if even the most appropriate choice turns out to be beyond your means to maintain yourself? The generous person has not offered to help you support the cost of upkeep and keeping the car insurable and able to pass inspection in years to come. After you finally decide which car you will accept, the generous person tells you he really can’t pay for it as promised, you must find a way to pay for part of the cost. Then, what if you had discovered that there was a much less expensive car available that you could possibly afford to maintain on your own someday. Does this person’s generosity extend to letting you go with the least expensive model, which would reduce what you might need from him? Nope. He’d rather still spend what he wants to, how he wants to and try to maintain the image of wonderful benefactor. Oh, on top of that, he is offended by your reluctance to accept his original offer by turning down his options, so he tells you he won’t be offering you any help in the future. From such experiences comes the old expression, “You should
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(Continued from Page B) why Al Gore invented it.” The new law, Personal Use of the U.S. Mails, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, plus surrender of all postage stamps in one’s possession. “I knew I should stop, but I couldn’t,” a tearful Crump said. “I’m addicted to the written word, I guess.” +++ WASHINGTON, D.C. — Not satisfied with forcing the U.S. Postal Service to fund its pension plans 75 years out, Congress yesterday proposed rounding off that pre-funded range to an even 1,000 years. “You never know how long people will live in the future,” said Congressman Bill (Somebody), who refused to be identified, primarily because he couldn’t remember his own last name. Congressional leadership
explained that their previous attempts to kill the U.S. Postal Service and all pension plans, public and private, are not moving fast enough. Executives from UPS, FedEx and other private mail services have been pressuring Congress to eliminate the quasi-federal department from competition immediately, so that the parcel companies can consolidate into one giant monopoly and begin cutting services in earnest. This will ensure even greater profits for their stockholders, which, Congressman Somebody insisted, is “the God-given right of mail services, and the entire American corporate enterprise, for that matter. It says so right in the Constitution!” +++ CARTHAGE, TN — Former self-described president (“Just Do the Recount”) Al Gore said yesterday that
he gets too much credit for inventing e-mail, and for inventing global warming by blowing so much smoke. “I’m not Thomas Edison or anything,” he said. “I just have these ideas and I can’t go back to sleep.” Gore’s latest insomnia attack would solve several key issues with the embattled United States Postal Service. “All those trucks and trains and airplanes that the post office and package services
consume fossil fuels, which create greenhouse gases, and that just exacerbates climate change.” “My idea is to fire all the current postal workers and replace them with 16-year-old boys, who need summer jobs, anyway. We set up way stations along all postal routes, all the way out to California. I call it ‘The Pony Express’.” “I also have an idea for a telegraph system, but I can’t divulge the details just yet.”
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(Continued from Page B) He says immigration laws are broken and need fixing. Which ones? All of them? Some of them? He won’t say, but he decided not to enforce them. He’s not going to deport illegal aliens who get caught after sneaking in here. Why not? Didn’t he twice swear an oath on the Bible “that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”? The Constitution requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
He isn’t. Looks to me like it’s not our immigration laws that need reforming. The president needs reforming. He only enforces laws he likes. He ignores laws he doesn’t like. He promises to make new laws whenever he feels like it. “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” he says. He’ll write executive orders. He’ll call people and tell them to ignore existing laws and do things for which there are no laws. That’s not the way our Constitution was set up. He said he taught Constitutional Law, so he should know that. TRAGIC, Page 12B
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February 6, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page 11B
Locations: Bridgton, Maine and Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Paranormal activity at social services
(Continued from Page B) indeed. Apparently, an invisible spore spreads through the foyer, causing people to be overcome by primal emotions. A fight erupted and people were screaming and cussing at one another. One would think it was the movie theater’s opening night for the anniversary rerelease of Star Wars. The fight started over someone taking cuts toward the front of the line. Someone near the beginning of the long, curving line asked a stranger to hold her place while she went outside to smoke a cigarette. For allowing the woman to relieve her nicotine fit, the young man’s reward was a
shorter wait. His reward was a short wait until the fuming crowd began to speak up. Several people began to rant about how unfair this was. Others ordered him to get to the back of the line. “Like the rest of us,” they said. Although individuals had been giving cuts to their friends who arrived later, nobody was going to allow this stranger to skip the wait they were enduring. The yelling and profanity seemed to be escalating to the level of a potential fistfight. With a smirk on his face, the stranger toward the front of the line ignored his would-be assailants. Finally, one of the few human employees opened
Medicare Nugget By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Following up on last week’s “Nugget,” as congressional committees consider legislation to repeal Medicare’s physician payment formula (the so-called SGR), a new study shows that Medicare beneficiaries have generally good access to doctors. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that 96% of beneficiaries report having access to a doctor’s office or clinic, and about 90% of beneficiaries say they can schedule timely appointments for routine and specialty care. About 2% of beneficiaries report problems finding a new physician, a rate comparable to privately-insured adults ages 50 to 64, according to the analysis. But, there are some subgroups of beneficiaries that have physician access problems, including those with no supplemental insurance or Medicaid, beneficiaries under age 65 living with a permanent disability and beneficiaries in fair or poor health. The KFF report also found that as of September 2013, less than 1% of physicians have opted out of the program. This is a very different outcome from the predictions that many ACA opponents have been making since the law was enacted in 2010. 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 your Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411 for assistance.
the door to the foyer. (She must have been eating lunch, or out sick during the paranormal takeover.) Like an elementary school principal, whose presence is required when things get really out of hand, she demanded that each person tell their side of the story. Leaving little room for arguments, the woman simply stated that it wasn’t fair to the others, and the person who took cuts would have to go to the back of the line. She slipped back into the room behind the glass windows before the spores affected her ability to hide her emotions. After I got my number, I tossed my denim jacket on the floor — fleece side up — and sat on the floor in the
back of the room. Promptly, I pulled out my computer and began writing as a way to pass the time and avoid any human contact. All of the people who were seated had their backs turned to me. In the row of seats ahead of me, a woman suddenly turned on her boyfriend, or husband, with the venom of a snake. Like stunned prey, he wobbled, then, recovered enough to make a quick and silent escape. I continued writing; my gaze fell on the upper third of the wall. Time ticked by in the sluggish time warp which I had entered. The woman, the one who had snapped off the head of her boyfriend, stood up, slid on her coat and turned
around in my direction. Where I was gazing, her face appeared. “What in the hell are you staring at,” she snarled. “Just words in the air,” I answered, using my hand to illustrate that I was here on a peaceful mission and had no desire for catfights. “Not you. I wasn’t staring at you,” I clarified. By 10:30 a.m., people in line who came to the intake window were being turned away. “Come back next week,” was the standard comment. One woman in her early 20s with a baby on her hip began to wail. She cried and screamed about the hardship of arranging a ride to this Portland location. Three hours after the doors to DHHS were unlocked, my
number was called. The employee who assisted me seemed to be human, or she was a darned good replica. She told me that the department was incredibly short-handed. They could use two clones of everyone who worked there, she said. Clones to ride the spaceship and appear on the menu during the journey home; clones to toil in the mines on some foreign planet; clones to raise the offspring of some strange species that has grown tired of parenthood, I thought. Anyhow, my daughter and I are now enrolled with MaineCare. I plan to make an appointment with a primary care provider, and have the doctor check the back of our necks for alien implants.
Admiring the diaper changer
(Continued from Page B) And so the evening went fine, filled with good food and funny stories and the many inevitable interruptions from the smallest and cutest member of the entourage, the one referred to as Miss Blueberry Eyes. I spent a lot of time crawling around on the floor. As the pleasant hours crept by I found myself quietly and closely watching the husband and father of this new family. I had known him a long time and it fascinated me to see him flesh out his new and tender roles. An engineer by trade, he had a quick mind tuned for higher math, organizing
things, and planning. He was strategic, clever, fun-loving, and perhaps a little nuts — the kind of a guy who might hand you a homemade remote control device and say, I’ve done all the calculations, and we’re far enough away so we won’t get hit by anything; go ahead and push the little red button. And then cover his ears and giggle. Always independent, he had navigated the treacherous shoals of the teen and college years well, and a big company snatched him up just weeks after getting his degree. He rose quickly through the ranks of his chosen profession, often
out-competing much older people, and achieved a level of responsibility and trust that was well beyond his years. Frugal and sensible, he was financially secure and stable, cleaned his gutters and changed his oil regularly, and planned smartly for the future. But the thing that struck me most on this evening was the tender way the young man engaged his wife and daughter. Some men, when their focus shifts so quickly from just me, to both of us, to all of us, feel unsettled and unsure, perhaps even a bit trapped. But here was a man clearly freed by responsibility, liberated by
commitment, fulfilled by the cherished dependency of his young family. I watched his eyes move from his daughter to his wife and back again, could see the strength, feel the devotion, sense the wonder and the resolve and the will and the overwhelming love. And so I sat there on the floor, watching him hold two little crossed feet in the intertwined fingers of one hand while the other hand reached for a baby wipe, and I admired him. And I had the same thought I’d had so many times over all the years: When I grow up, I want to be just like my son.
The tragic state of the union
(Continued from Page 11B) I think he does know it, but he doesn’t like the way the Constitution was set up — so he ignores it and does what he wants. So far, he’s gotten away
with it. Will he continue to? Looks like he intends to keep going unless Congress does something. What can Congress do? Only two things: It can defund his initiatives and it can impeach him. The Constitution says, “The House of Representatives shall…have the sole Power of Impeachment.” If Congress decides to do something, that’s where it would start — specifically, in the House Judiciary Committee. They’re already talking about it. The committee held hearings in December in which Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asked an expert witness if the president, since he was dispensing with laws on immigration, marijuana and other things, “Could he dispense with election law?” The witness said “no,” but Gowdy pressed him: “Why not? If he can suspend mandatory minimum (sentencing laws) and immigration laws, why not election laws?” “Because we live in a
government of laws, and the president is bound to obey them and apply them,” (the witness) answered. “Well, he’s not applying the ACA (Obamacare), and he’s not applying immigration laws, and he’s not applying marijuana laws, and he’s not applying mandatory minimum. What’s the difference with election laws?” Gowdy said. Another expert, Georgetown University professor Jonathan Turley, told the committee this: “The president is required to faithfully execute the laws. He’s not required to enforce all laws equally or commit the same resources to them, but I believe the president has crossed the constitutional line.” Things are stirring in the House. It’s controlled by Republicans, but who controls them? Republican leadership obeys corporate leaders like Mark Zuckerberg, who want amnesty. The Tea Party
Caucus represents small business and ordinary people who oppose amnesty for the reasons I outlined. In a recent column, Pat Buchanan claims Republicans lost middle America when they worked with Democrats to pass free-trade laws that shipped American jobs overseas. “While manufacturing sought to move production abroad,” he wrote, “hotels, motels, bars, restaurants, farms and construction companies that could not move abroad also wanted to replace their expensive American workers.” How can they do that? Illegal immigration, favored by Democrats because they want more voters dependent on government — and Republican leadership because it kisses up to big business. The Republican Tea Party Caucus, however, is in the way. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.