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Bridgton, Maine

February 7, 2013

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Plans ok’d for four businesses

READY FOR TV — A second-grader at Songo Locks School, Carly Dyer and her mom Dani Longley are excited to see the televised version of Dyer’s play, “Hare’s Apology.” Dyer’s writing was selected to be performed on “Green Screen Adventures,” an educational program that airs on Me-TV. (De Busk Photo)

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Mid-winter might be dreary elsewhere in the Lake Region, but in downtown Bridgton, it just got busy. Plans have been okay’d by the town for the expansion and relocation of existing businesses Beth’s Café and Stone Surface Granite & Marble — and also for the startup of two new business ventures: a Class A restaurant with gas pumps called Standard Gastropub, and a bakery beside Craftworks called “Cupcake Love,” baking up to 600 cupcakes a day. “It’s terrific that a building that’s been empty for so long will now be filled,” said Planning Board member Dee Miller, following the board’s vote Tuesday in favor of plans by restaurant partners William Henry Holmes and Alvah Franklin Johnson to renovate the vacant Bridgton Gas & Convenience store. Miller echoed those sentiments when the board noted Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker’s department-level

ARTIST RENDITION of the proposed new location of Beth’s Cafe, at the former Cool Moose building, on Main Street. approval for Greg Smith to expand his custom stone and granite top business into the former Chapter 11 property at 247 Main Street. “Main Street is on the move,” agreed Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins. With final findings of fact expected in a month, here’s the rundown following Tuesday’s unanimous preliminary approv-

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Author’s play to be aired Sunday

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Seven-year-old Carly Dyer is thrilled that a play she has written is going to be televised. Despite her excitement, she kept her accomplishment quiet. At school, she told only her best friend what had happened, and told her to watch it on television. After all, “Hare’s Apology” is about the importance of keeping friendships. But, the second-grader’s good news did not stay mum for long. When the Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Company selected Dyer’s play “Hare’s Apology” for the TV show “Green Screen Adventures,” and after her play had been taped and scheduled to air, the company sent e-mails to Songo Locks Elementary School. The principal, the librarian, the music teacher, and all the second-grade teachers got that e-mail. So, everyone knew about the honor, and was given a website link to preview the production. Meanwhile, at home, Carly had refused to explore the computer link even though her mom had already seen the play come to life before the second-grader got off the bus. Carly was prepared to wait for the official airing of “Hare’s Apology.” “I wanted to see it on the TV, and make sure it came on,” she said. But, as fate would have it, a TV was wheeled into her classroom and all her classmates were going to watch the show via computer link. So, she joined them. “They were really happy,” Carly said, describing her peers’ response to the production. Carly said she wrote “Hare’s Apology” especially for “Green Screen Adventures,” an Emmy® Award-winning educational program, which accepts illustrations and writings from students in second through eighth grade. Carly and her mom had been watching the show faithfully for about eight months. “This was the first really big idea I had for writing,” she said during an interview at her school on Tuesday. “I think it is fun to write because I like to draw, and it is kind of like drawing except with words.” Since kindergarten, Carly has kept a journal and a notebook for song lyrics. “I write about my cat, Cosmo, and sometimes about my brother, Rueben,” she said. “I really write about what is going to happen or what had already happened.” Carly summarized her story in her own words, “The narrator is the hare. The hare writes an apology letter to the tortoise. He goes to the post office to mail the apology letter. The tortoise goes to the mailbox and reads the letter. Then, he calls the hare and asks if he wants to be friends.” Is there a children’s book on the horizon? “I feel like I want to write it into a book and illustrate it, but I just haven’t had the time,” she answered. She suspects instead her time will be spent writing about her latest favorite topic — sharks. “I am really into sharks and writing about sharks. During February vacation, I am going to Nantucket (to visit family) and see sharks at the Boston Aquarium,” she said, adding that will give her plenty of fodder for some nonfiction writing. Her mom said Carly has checked out every book about sharks in the entire school library. The girl gently corrects her mom’s exaggeration, saying there are still a few shark titles she hasn’t brought home to read. Her other favorite reads include “Piggy Pie,” which is a humorous story, the magazines National Geographic and Cat Fancy, and of course, books about sharks. AUTHOR, Page 14A

als by the Bridgton Planning Board: Beth’s Café After five years of successfully growing her business at 82 Main Street, which necessitated expanding into another dining room, Beth Doonan of Denmark feels like “it is time to seize the opportunity” to buy her own building instead of leasing space. It’s not that she

wants more dining space right now, but that owning The Cool Moose building at 108 Main Street will allow her to create the kind of professional kitchen she’s dreamed of from the start. And with a second floor to work with down the road, there will be plenty of opportunity to grow. The planning board’s approval will need to be followed next Tuesday with action by the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, who will consider her request for outdoor café-style seating on both the side and front of the building. “I’m just really excited,” Doonan told the board after a brief overview of her change of use plans. “Are there any other questions?” She said she’d like to be up and running at the new location by May. Doonan will be buying the building from Adria and Jonathan Carr, who took over The Cool Moose business and property, with its signature moose mural, from relative Peter Lowell, who began the

Governor Paul R. LePage is among many in Maine mourning the loss of longtime State Game Warden Major Gregory “Gregg” Sanborn, who died Tuesday after a courageous battle against cancer. Sanborn, 47 and a native of Fryeburg, was a 23-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service, most recently its second in command. “Major Sanborn embodied what it means to be a Maine Game Warden, and was a true ambassador of our great outdoors and our entire State,” said Governor LePage. “I had the privilege to meet Gregg several times and was always humbled by his commitment to public service and his passion for life, even as he fought this horrible disease. The First Lady and I extend our thoughts and prayers to his family, and his extended family at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.” Services for Major Sanborn will be at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on Saturday. His obituary appears on Page 13B.

Mondville resigns

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – In an e-mail on Tuesday morning, Laurie Mondville made known her intentions to step down from the Board of Directors for the School Administrative District (SAD) No. 61. By Tuesday evening, Casco resident Donna Norton was named to fill the position for the remainder of the term. NEW MARINA OWNER — The Moose Landing Marina’s According to Town Manager Dave Morton, he and the board new owner, Steve Arnold, is pictured next to Service Manager members received the resignation notice from Mondville via eJohn Foss on Tuesday afternoon. (De Busk Photo) RESIGNS, Page 14A

Arnold buys Moose Landing Marina

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Mainer Steve Arnold grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked at a marina during his high school years. The boating atmosphere got him hooked. Since January 2004, he has owned Yarmouth Boat Yard — a successful business that dates back to 1948.

As of last Friday, when the real estate deal was signed, Arnold is the new owner of Moose Landing Marina in Naples. Longtime owner Dan Craffey said he decided to retire from the marina, and focus on other business ventures. Arnold said he met the local businessman about five years ago through the boating shows

they attended during the winter months. “Dan Craffey did an excellent job building the marina. He has put a lot of time and money into the marina, and he has built it into an excellent location,” Arnold said. “It’s a first class operation. It has a great staff. I am looking forward to working with those people this year,” he said.

On Tuesday afternoon, Arnold was on site — touching base with his employees and walking around the property located on the north shore of Brandy Pond. As part of the agreement, Arnold will lease the dry dock boat storage unit in Bridgton as well. Arnold plans on nothMARINA, Page 14A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Like so many activities in Maine, the weather can change plans overnight. Activities to be held during the Naples Winter Carnival face a big, white Catch-22: Snow. The very same detail needed to support wintertime recreation can throw a Sasquatch-sized monkey wrench into preparations or thwart attendance on the day of the event. According to Muddy River SnoSeekers President Dan Allen, “It’s a go.” Earlier in the week, carnival organizers met and tested the

ice depths in various spots on Long Lake. The double-checking was prompted after a truck fell through the ice on the lake on Sunday, Feb. 3, he said. On Tuesday, Allen said everyone was moving forward with all of the activities slated to be held on the ice on Saturday. The scheduled events include the popular Radar Run snowmobile races, a broomball completion, antique snowmobile displays, free snow coach rides and fireworks after dusk. All events will be held on the Causeway, on the Long Lake side.

Unfortunately, there is no magic snow globe in which to see the future weather. But, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, the region could get a 3- to 6-inch snowfall, or the area could succumb to an intense storm that yields a foot or more of snow.

“It is still two days out,” NWS Meteorologist Mike Kistner said. “It is going to be a dry snow. But it is going to be a heavy snowfall, and it could be a significant amount in the Naples area,” Kistner said. CARNIVAL, Page 14A

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New doctor joins BH medical staff Annamarie Jean Pond, D.O., a family medicine physician, has been appointed to the Bridgton Hospital Medical Staff. She is practicing with Naples Family Practice. Prior to starting her practice in Naples, Dr. Pond completed her residency training at the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Lewiston, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Pond earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed her honors thesis.   Dr. Pond has an extensive research background, including neurobiological research positions at ScheringPlough Research Institute in Kenilworth, N.J., through Harvard University Medical School at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center of McLean Psychiatric Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and at the New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southboro, Mass. Her scholarly work has been published in numerous professional journals. She also holds both U.S. and European patents for her research. She has worked as a volunteer at the Biddeford Free

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IT WAS COLD BUT THERE WAS FUN TO BE HAD — Despite a frigid wind, many enjoyed Winter Carnival festivities on Highland Lake in Bridgton. There was a little something for everyone, including a Meltdown Dance, pancake breakfast at the First Congregational Church, music at the lake provided by DJ Dan Harden, sled dog rides, fishing derby organized by Larry Scholz of Unc’L Lunker, free snowmobile rides, Cub Scouts sold popcorn, Rotary Club and lacrosse team members ran games for kids, and much more. The Carnival was the effort of many volunteers. Next year’s event may be moved to February to take advantage of more snow (?) and milder temperatures. (Photos courtesy of Michelle Hapgood)


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Sebago Lake; they have proven their resilience in places where individual homeowners clear the areas around their dock, leaving the rest of the infestation to return. LEA’s success in the Songo River has stemmed from addressing the infestation as a whole. The same approach will only be possible around the lake if entire neighborhoods band together to create the resources for a consistent approach using proven techniques. Individuals interested in controlling milfoil with the strategies LEA has developed should work to find support amongst their community and form a working group: road associations, condo associations, and neighborhood groups. LEA and RWPA have the knowledge to help set up a crew to remove milfoil. Once a support group has been organized, they should contact Adam Perron of LEA at Adam@leamaine.org for guidance on how to get their work group underway.

Bridgton Police These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Jan. 29 8:34 p.m. Fryeburg Police requested backup after stopping a vehicle with several occupants on Cobb Street. Wednesday, Jan. 30 1:02 p.m. Marion A. Gesimondo, 48, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick. Ms. Gesimondo was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 4:22 p.m. Two 100-gallon propane tanks were reportedly stolen from a Misty Meadow Lane property. 8:42 p.m. A local resident asked an officer to speak with a 15year-old girl, who had been “belligerent” for several days. The next day, the teen locked her mother out of the house. Thursday, Jan. 31 12 p.m. Police were asked to check a boy’s laptop computer, which a parent found “graphic” material on it. Friday, Feb. 1 6:28 a.m. A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, registered to Bryan N. Driscoll of Bridgton, struck a utility pole at the intersection of Dugway and Middle Ridge Roads. 3 p.m. Timothy A. Vacchiano, 32, and Angela M. Rodriguez, 37, both of Bridgton were summonsed for endangering the welfare of a child by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. 4:55 p.m. A Bridgton woman reported that her mother removed NOT ON FIRM ICE — A truck went through the ice on Long her vehicle’s license plates without permission. Lake in Naples over the weekend. Maine Game Wardens 11:51 p.m. Jason D. Mallar, 38, of Portland was summonsed warn the public to check ice thickness before driving onto for illegal transportation of drugs by Bridgton Police Officer Brad area lakes and ponds. POLICE BLOTTER, Page A

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Following a very busy weekend, which included a truck breaking through ice on Long Lake in Naples, the Maine Warden Service reminds people who recreate on the ice to use extreme caution and good judgment. Game wardens responded to eight different incidents over the weekend that included both people and motor vehicles going through the ice. Fortunately, everyone involved in the incidents below survived. Moosehead Lake, Saturday, Feb. 2: At 8:45 a.m., wardens responded to a call of an ATV through the ice. An ATV carrying two passengers near Dry Point on Moosehead Lake became submerged in water created by a pressure ridge. James Doucette, 45, of Bangor, and Jay Munson, 44, of Orrington, made it out of the water and were aided by nearby fisherman. The ATV remains in the water. Green Lake, Ellsworth, Feb. 2: At 10:20 a.m., wardens responded to a report of a snowmobile through the ice near Scott’s Neck on Green Lake. Christopher Duplessis, from New Hampshire, was on a 2000 Arctic Cat 340 snowmobile when he went through the ice. Duplessis was able

Story correction CORRECTION — In last week’s article regarding the Collective Cupboard Program, the nonprofit group, CrossWalk Community Outreach in Naples was incorrectly identified as CrossRoads Outreach.

to make it out of the ice to safety. The snowmobile was submerged in eight feet of water and was removed the following day. Schoodic Lake, Lakeview, Feb. 2: At 2:30 p.m., wardens responded to the report of two ATVs through the ice. One ATV was being operated by an adult male. The other was operated by an adult male with a three-year-old passenger. The man and three-yearold child were able to jump to safe ice and did not enter the water as later determined. The other man did enter the water but made it to safety. Both ATV’s remain in the water. There were no injuries in this incident. Sebassticook Lake, Newport, Feb. 2: At 6:30 p.m., an ATV (side by side/ UTV) operated by Owen Cooper, 57, of Newport, carrying four other passengers went into the Sebasticook Lake. All passengers made it to safety with the help of citizen volunteers. The UTV remains in the water. Big Wood Lake, Jackman, Feb. 2: At 6:45 p.m., wardens responded to a report

of two snowmobiles through the ice. Raymond Buker, 21, of Winslow, and Adam Lee, 34, of Benton, both made it to safety. The snowmobiles remain in the water. Long Lake, Naples, Sunday, Feb. 3: At 9:30 a.m., wardens responded to a call of a motor vehicle (truck) through the ice on Long Lake. The truck entered into approximately two feet of water. Robert Allen II, 40, of Naples was the vehicle owner/operator. The truck was towed out shortly thereafter. Long Pond, Southwest Harbor, Monday, Feb. 4: At 1:30 a.m., wardens responded to a vehicle through the ice on Long Pond. A truck driven by Micea Novac, 25, of Southwest Harbor, drove into open water. Novac and a female passenger were able to exit the vehicle and entered a nearby camp for shelter. The vehicle remains in the water. Long Pond is a public water supply and Novac is currently working with the Park Service to have the vehicle removed. Mount Desert Police Department assisted.

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Firemen for Cure Mary’s Fireman for a Cure™ is pleased to announce Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton will again host the organization’s annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Over the past 10 years, Mary’s Firemen has raised nearly $100,000 for the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer and donations for the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this ski event features races between fire departments from all over northern New England. During the race, teams of five firefighters race down a slalom course in full turnout gear while carrying a 50foot length of hose. The more money a team raises, the more time comes off the clock. For instance, if a team raises $1,000, 10 seconds will be deducted from their final race time. The team with the best time overall time wins bragging rights and a trophy. “The funds received from Mary’s Firemen for a Cure go toward fighting breast cancer in Maine communities and national research to find the cures,” said Becky Kash of the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen. “We are sincerely appreciative and grateful for their generosity and belief in our mission.” In 2004, Mary and Wayne Allen started “Firemen for a Cure” to give firefighters the

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(Continued from Page A) Gaumont following a stop on Main Street. 11:55 p.m. Mark W. Foster, 19, of Conway, N.H. was summonsed for possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont following a stop on North High Street. Saturday, Feb. 2 1 a.m. Michael A. Cote, 18, of Alexandria, N.H. was summonsed for illegal possession of liquor by a minor (by consumption) by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. 1 a.m. Bryan R. Brouillard, 19, of Alexandria, N.H. was summonsed for illegal possession of liquor by a minor (by consumption) by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont following a stop on Portland Road. 2 a.m. Michaelina L. Birrell, 41, of Windham was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers Brad Gaumont and T.J. Reese. Ms. Birrell was released on personal recognizance. 4:14 a.m. Police received a report of a burglary in progress at a Sweden Road home. A male was allegedly in the house, and the homeowner struck him with a cane. 2:20 p.m. A 2008 Ford Taurus, parked in the lower parking lot at Shawnee Peak, was broken into when someone smashed a window. 5:24 p.m. Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Family Dollar parking lot involving a 2011 Jeep Liberty, operated by Paula M. Boucher of Naples and a 2002 Ford Focus, operated by Charles H. Wessell, also of Naples. 11:41 p.m. Indumathi Conley, 39, of Boston, Mass. was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officers Brad Gaumont and T.J. Reese following a stop on North High Street. Ms. Conley was released on personal recognizance. Sunday, Feb. 3 5:38 p.m. Police were sent to a Portland Road store after two subjects allegedly were caught shoplifting. 6:43 p.m. A caller asked to speak with an officer regarding two mug shots posted on the BPD Facebook page. Monday, Feb. 4 10:19 a.m. A local resident reported the theft of prescription medication. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 18 summonses and 27 verbal/written warnings.

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Planners approve four business project plans (Continued from Page A) retail store in 1968. Last year the Carrs painted the front of the building bright yellow, but Doonan said she hasn’t yet decided on a color scheme. One thing’s for sure; the mural will have to go, because that’s where Doonan plans to create a second side entrance, along with café-style seating in the four parking spaces that she said were deeded to the Carrs when they bought the building 10 years ago. The parking lot that serves the building is under shared ownership with Chalmers Group. While Collins and the board had no concerns about the offsidewalk seating, he said it will be up to selectmen to decide whether to allow the two tables Doonan wants to place on the sidewalk in front. As for the future of The Cool Moose, Lowell said Tuesday, “We’d like to find a seasonal location, and continue the store,” on either a temporary or permanent basis. The mural may also be relocated, or may end up on the side of the Carr’s barn in Bridgton, he said. Doonan said she plans to remain at about her current level of seating for 29 diners. Last November, selectmen granted Carr an increase in the sewer allocation capacity to a total of 500 gallons per day. The existing perpendicular The Cool Moose sign will be refaced, and Doonan’s trademark awning will be relocated from 82 Main Street. The kitchen will be bigger, but there’ll be little if any change to her menu, Doonan said. “I like to keep it simple,” she said. Board member Michael Figoli advised her, because of potential costs, to check with Fire Chief Glen Garland on the details of his recommendation that a twohour fire separation barrier be

CAFÉ CONCEPT — This sketch envisions a new look for The Cool Moose building, if Beth’s Kitchen Café is given the go-ahead to relocate there and purchase the building. The plans call for a new entrance from the shared parking lot at left, with outdoor seating at the corner where The Cool Moose mural is located. created between floors. She said she realizes she’ll need to come back to the board if and when she has concrete plans for the upstairs, but said she could envision yoga classes or a space for catering functions, as well as business office rental possibilities in the rear. The dining room ambiance will continue with artwork by local artists. “It creates a nice atmosphere,” she said. Standard Gastropub The name may seem strange, but business partners William Henry Holmes and Alvah Franklin Johnson envision the public’s need for both gasoline and a good meal as coexisting successfully at the former Bridgton Gas & Convenience store at 233 Main Street, which has stood vacant for two years. And despite some concerns about parking, the board

appeared to agree. The business, a “first class restaurant and fuel station,” with craft beers, wine and liquor, will renovate the interior into a 22-seat restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Holmes told the board. Self-service gas at the existing pumps will also be a seven-day-a-week offering during operating hours, anticipated as being from 6 a.m. to midnight. Holmes said he and Johnson are under a lease agreement with the building’s owners, H.A. Mapes Inc., and would like to be open by the end of March. Collins said the board will need to see a statement of financial capacity before granting final approval next month. Another condition for approval was in terms of parking. The men said that the prop-

erty, both in front and behind, can handle 12–16 onsite parking spaces with adequate striping, and that plenty of additional parking will be available at the town’s municipal parking lot across the street and a short distance up Gibbs Avenue. The avenue is designated a no parking zone currently beside the store because of the fire station. The parking condition that the board set will require the business to separate the parking for gas customers, or pedestrians stopping by for take-out, from the parking for sit-down diners. Board member Figoli asked the men to consider using bollards to ensure the parking be clearly separated. Abutter Ovide Corbeil, who lives directly behind the building, sought and received assurances from the men that lighting from the rear will not be any brighter than it was when the convenience store was open. In the front, the pump canopy’s existing lighting will remain the primary lighting source. Signage will remain at the same level, Holmes added. As for meeting septic needs, the business will use low-flow bathroom appliances and an immersable dishwasher, thereby minimizing water needs to the building’s current allocation of 350 gallons per day. In addition to needing selectmen’s approval for a liquor license, the business has also applied for an entertainment license, but Holmes said the music will be small two-or-three person groups, with no bands, so noise levels ought not to be an issue, he said. “We don’t have the space to have a rough band in there,” Holmes said. Cupcake Love & Stone Surface The first floor of the building next to Craftworks at 63 Main

GAS & SUDS? — Business partners William Henry Holmes and Alvah Franklin Johnson want approval to renovate the former Bridgton Gas & Convenience store in downtown Bridgton into Standard Gastropub, a first class restaurant offering craft beer, wine and spirits. The gas pumps would stay, offering self-service fuel sales. Questions were raised over the current no parking rule on Gibbs Avenue, at left. Street has plans, approved by Baker, to allow Shannon and Jeffrey Lyon of Sweden to operate a small-volume cupcake bakery. “Small,” in their eyes is 800 cupcakes daily, depending on the season, with a walk-in front counter bakery and takeout open six days a week from around 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the most part, they wrote in their application, Cupcake Love will be a special order business with only one table near the takeout. Signage would incorporate the business logo onto a wooden sign, which would be “blended in tastefully and aesthetically with the surrounding business signs.” No certain plans for lighting have been set.

EXCITED TO BEGIN — Beth Doonan, owner of Beth’s Kitchen Café, was all smiles Tuesday about her plans to buy The Cool Moose building at 108 Main Street and relocate her business there with outdoor seating in the parking lot. Greg Smith said Tuesday in a telephone interview he would prefer waiting until he is ready to open at the former Chapter 11 space before providing details about his plans. In his letter of application, he said, “Our business model will remain the same, only now we will have a lot more space to spread out.”

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Lovell fishing derby LOVELL — The Lovell Lions Club will hold their Fourth Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17, on all lakes and ponds in Oxford County. The entry fee is $10 for both days. There will be $100 cash prizes for the heaviest togue, the heaviest bass, the heaviest pickerel, and the heaviest overall fish. There will be a $50 cash prize for children 12 years old and under for the heaviest fish. There will be additional prizes and raffles as well. Registration begins each day at 5 a.m. at the North Lovell Grange Hall, which is located on Route 5 in North Lovell. Weighin will be at 4 p.m. sharp each day at the Grange Hall. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available all day long at the Grange Hall. For pre-registration, call Cliff Hill at 928-3744. Money raised during the derby is dedicated to four $1,000 scholarships for graduating Fryeburg Academy seniors. The Lovell Lions Club would like to thank corporate sponsors: Bliss & Associates, Convenient Containers, JB Self Storage, Lovell Logging & Tree Service, Micklon Tree Service, Mo’s Electircal, Norman Hanson Detroy, Norway Savings Bank, PJ Mechanical, Pleasant Point Inn and Wilson Excavation. Clemons Pond and Little Clemons Pond are ice covered in this view from the summit of Notch Mountain. Lions remind all those participating to be responsible and care (Photo by Allen Crabtree) ful on the ice at all times. Always use extreme caution. Please come and enjoy the fun! Maybe you will catch a prize fish! Or at least see one!

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By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer The hikes that I’ve written about in this column have all been well marked on maps and have established trails. This column, however, is about a mountain that does not appear on any map or listing of mountains in Maine I could find — Notch Mountain in Porter, Maine. Diane Sinclair had suggest-

ed that the Denmark Mountain Hikers climb Notch Mountain on one of our outings in January. “It’s a nice easy hike with nice views from the top,” she said. “Doug and I climb it often. It is one of our favorite hikes.” “There is no place called Notch Mountain,” I said. “I’ve checked my Gazetteer, the USGS Topographic maps, and the inventory of Maine mountains online. Notch Mountain doesn’t exist!” I added, “Are you pulling my leg?” Diane assured me that, indeed there was a Notch Mountain. She pointed out a peak on the topo map just south of Burnt Meadow Mountain and west of Route 160 in Porter. “There it is — Notch Mountain!” she said. “That mountain has no name on it,” I insisted. “Believe me, that’s Notch Mountain” she said, “and Doug and I will take you and the rest of the group there!”

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Reception and raffle at Gallery 302 Friday Music, wine, chocolate, jewelry — it must be Valentine’s Day! Gallery 302 is inviting everyone to a special Valentine Reception this Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Highland String Trio. There will be lots of yummy treats to fit with the theme, “Death by Chocolate.” A raffle of HR Best Design Jewelry will be drawn at the reception (tickets are currently on sale at the gallery — no need to be present to win). The winner of the raffle will be able to make his valentine (or herself) very happy with a one-of-a-kind gift of beautiful jewelry! In addition to the Valentine festivities, the Bridgton Art Guild will display an exhibit of entries for the Art in the Park will be able to vote on a design Poster Contest. This contest is for this summer’s Art in the open to all members of the Park poster. BAG, and visitors to the gallery Gallery 302 is located at

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FRYEBURG — The hornfueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ’n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. The group was voted Blues Artist of the Year at the 2011 Boston Music Awards and were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in February 2012. For tickets, call 935-9232.

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ROOMFUL OF BLUES will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Poll selected them as Best Blues Band. Roomful joined the Alligator Records family with the Grammy-nominated That’s Right! in 2003, followed by

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HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW Post on the Waterford Road in Harrison will be having a BYOB dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the post from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $10 per person for age 21 and over. The band will be Rockin’ Roadrunners. For more information, call Ellen at 583-4558 or 461-4558.

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If you are over 50 and are looking for good conversation, the Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch may be the group that you are looking for. The group is a gathering of friends that meet on the second Monday of each month at noon at the Punkin Valley Restaurant on Route 302 in West Bridgton. Their next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 11. For more information and reservations, call Donald MacLean at 6473635 by noon on Saturday, Feb. 9.

FRYEBURG — Local author of The Fryeburg Chronicles, June O’Donal, will speak at the Fryeburg Homemakers Extension on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Bradley Street in Fryeburg. She will share her experiences in researching and writing her series of family-friendly, historical fiction set in Fryeburg. Some topics will include learning how to cook on a hearth, building an apple cider press, a birch bark canoe, making candles, soap and quills. There How love came to mean chocolate will be plenty of photographs of her research HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library LOCAL EVENTS, Page 10A

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Norway gallery reopens NORWAY — Main Street Gallery (426 Main Street) in Norway has reopened with more artists and a greater variety of art. Encouraged by the positive responses from the community and friends over the holidays, the gallery reopened representing more than 20 artists and friends as a contracted group to offer the community a variety of artistic experiences. The gallery now offers photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, art classes, and more. The artists in the new gallery are: Rick Bader, Don Best, Liz Evans, Michael Everett, Francoise Fetchko, Dawn Frank, Ron Hamilton, Ulla Hansen, Suzanne Hardy, Irina Kahn, Jeanne Labounty, Debra Lagree, Judith Mayberry, Anthony Morra, Pamela Morra, Ellen O’Neill, Gail Rein, Barbara Traficonte, Oli Solmitz and Suzie Bottomley, to name a few.   Visit the gallery Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 7396161 or e-mail westernmaineartgroup@gmail.com

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Marci Starr and E.G. Roth will present a concert at The Yoga House in Bridgton on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in celebration of their new musical collaboration and the release of their CD Chakral Energy combining Marci’s crystal bowls and Elizabeth’s harp. Marci Starr currently resides in Fryeburg and for over 20 years has worked in many different settings such as state-of-the art spas, diagnostic treatment, rehabilitation facilities, and Hospice Centers, developing an understanding of the vibrational energy field that surrounds us all. Marci uses sound therapy incorporating crystal and Tibetan bowls and tuning forks to create healing music. The crystal bowls are a powerful tool for transformation and the overall effect is like receiving a deep massage at an atomic and molecular level, leaving one feeling light, relaxed and refreshed. Formerly performing with her husband for 25 years as half of the duo Silk & Steel, Elizabeth Roth has recently been performing as a solo artist. Described as having one of the best voices in the business, Elizabeth, who accompanies herself on the harp, has performed all over Maine, New England and throughout Ohio and Arizona. She provides an eclectic selection of popular and classical music, both vocal and instrumental harp selections. She is available for concerts, dinners, weddings, parties and special events. The concert is by free will offering and a food pantry item for donation. For more information please contact Marci at marcistarrs@ aol.com or Elizabeth at TheHarpLady1@gmail.com

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New hours favored at Lovell Post Office

It was too bad that it snowed last Monday, Jan. 28, when the U.S. Postal Service held a meeting at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. In total, 15 brave souls ventured forth and had the opportunity to speak with the postal service representative. Of the 567 surveys sent out to Lovell residents, 191 were returned. Of those returned, the breakdown had 170, or 89%, favoring a “Realignment of Hours.” The new hours will probably line up as Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, once the new rules are put in place. Access to postal boxes will not change. In Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library news, don’t forget that on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., the library will host the 13th annual “A Taste of Lovell.” Originally the taste of chocolate in honor of Valentine’s Day, this is the event where you go for the goodies and forget the diet. Members of the Lovell community go to great lengths to outdo each other, whipping

up the most marvelously delectable desserts ever made. Just choosing five or 10 can be a “weighty” problem, if you know what I mean. That’s because for $5 you can choose five servings, and for $8 you can pick out 10 of the very best goodies displayed for your appreciation. For those who are very strict, there are healthy offerings. Come visit with friends and family and enjoy yourself; it’s for a great cause, i.e., the programs held at the library. On Monday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m., the Maine Humanities Council’s book discussion group will continue with “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today,” by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warren. Published in 1873, each of the authors was responsible for the writing of the text. It’s full of love, money and all kinds of social escapades that could lead a body to ruin. In the writing, both men enjoyed the use of sarcasm and cynicism. All are invited to take part in the group. The next book for discussion will be The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. All books are available at the library. Ah, February, Valentine’s

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Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com Day, thoughts of love. The library has always loved its patrons, so this month the library will forgive any fines for lost or damaged books. If you have been billed, searched for that lost book and still can’t find it, come in with your bill and it will be deleted from your file. Ain’t love grand? In other adults programs, the Writing Groups meet on Thursday, Feb. 14 and 28 at 1 p.m.; and Mondays Feb. 11 and 25, at 6 p.m. Margaret Nomentana will teach Art Appreciation on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The First Thursday Book Chat is held on Feb. 7 at noon, and the Garden Group is held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Children’s programs are as

follows: Preschool Storytime with Miss Liz — Mondays at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 and 25; Mouse Paint Storytime for K, 1, 2 — Mondays, Feb. 11 and 25; Youth Book Discussion Group grades 3-5 with Miss Liz and Julie — Thursday, Feb. 14 and 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m. This month, this group will be reading Pie by Sarah Weeks; the book is available at the library. All programs include a snack and craft. Since February is a school vacation month, there will be no children’s programs the week of vacation or snow school dismissal days. Please remember that for any after school program, the child has to bring a note to school so they can ride the bus to the library. The John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby for area children

Caroline Barker I’m Caroline Barker, and I am delighted to be the new Youth Services Coordinator at the Bridgton Public Library. I have been very busy creating a variety of programs for babies through teens. Look for a vari-

ety of fun and exciting events such as read-alouds, baby story time, clubs for readers, reviewers, and photographers, even a play production of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!” I welcome suggestions or ideas for programs, so please e-mail me at carolineb@bridgton.lib.me.us or stop by and visit. The more creative your ideas, the better! I graduated from University of Maine, Farmington in 2008 with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in literature. I worked several summers at Gap Outlet in Freeport, and I currently work at Jockey Outlet in Freeport on occasional weekends. I have also tutored for the past three and a half years at Sylvan Learning Center in South Portland, and I

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 also be prizes for kids 12 and under, with the grand prize of $50. Weigh-in of caught fish will start at the Lovell Grange Hall at 4 p.m. sharp each day. There will also be additional prizes and raffles, with all money benefiting the Lion’s 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, Micklon Tree Service, Mo’s Electrical, Norman Hanson Detroy, Norway Savings Bank, PJ Mechanical, Pleasant Point Inn and Wilson Excavation. Organizers of the derby would like remind all taking part to please be cautious and be careful on the ice at all times. Lisa and Debbie would like to wish a big happy 60th birthday to Karen Grey on Feb. 2. Sorry it’s late, Ethel forgot.

taught math and literacy to K-2 students at Blue Point School in Scarborough for the past three years. While I loved my experience in the classroom, I have a passion for teaching children to

read and helping them develop their own love of literature. I look forward to learning from all of you as I start my journey here at the Bridgton Public Library!

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Monday, Feb. 11 — Friday, Feb. 15 MONDAY: Ham and cheese sandwich, Multigrain Sun Chips, banana, low-fat chocolate chip cookie. TUESDAY: Tacos, taco bar w/romaine, Garbanzo beans, pineapple. WEDNESDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, Cosmic smiles, corn, applesauce. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar, sugar cookie, Valentine’s Day Jell-O w/whipped topping, strawberries. FRIDAY: Glazed French toast, sausage patty, cucumber, peaches.

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Monday, Feb. 11 — Friday, Feb. 15 MONDAY: Hot dog on bun, BBQ rib sandwich, baked beans, fresh deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, fruit cocktail. TUESDAY: Baked chicken patty, fish burger or veggie patty on bun, fresh deli sandwich, fresh salad bar, apples. WEDNESDAY: Baked ham, mashed potato, green beans, wheat roll, fresh deli sandwich, diced peaches. THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs w/ham and cheese, oven baked hash browns, fresh deli sandwich, orange. FRIDAY: Fresh bread pizza, fresh salad bar, fresh deli sandwich, pretzels, diced pears.

will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Heald Pond off Slab City Road in Lovell from 10 a.m. to noon. This winter event is one of the most popular for the children, gaining in numbers every year. The derby is named in memory of John McKeen, who took a great interest in the youth of Lovell throughout his lifetime. This event is a fun time for the local kids, who have a great time trying to land the big one from Heald Pond. There will be two age groups: 1-8 and 9-15, with awards in these categories. All the children must bring their own traps, but bait will be provided. Fishing always makes kids hungry, so there will be free refreshments available, like hot dogs, chips and beverages. Rule of the day is dress warm and be ready to fish. The Lovell Lions Club will be holding the 4th annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17. Contestants can fish in any lake or pond of 100 acres in Oxford County from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for both days, and you can pre-register with Cliff Hill at 928-3744. Registration on either Feb. 16 or 17 will be

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Local Events (Continued from Page A) and some of her favorite cookbooks on display. She will read excerpts from Book I The Amazing Grace and Book II A Secret and A Promise. A bring-own-sandwich luncheon will follow with hostesses Lola Layne and Priscilla Barton; the public is welcome. For more information, contact Nancy Sanborn at 935-3825.

the church sanctuary. Ashes will be distributed and Communion will be served. There will be no sermon or collection. For more information, call the church at 655-7749.

Free heart series at Bridgton Hospital

Bridgton Hospital will offer a series of free public educaLiving Well Workshop tional programs entitled “Pump It Up,” a series focusing on coming up in Naples heart failure, starting Thursday, NAPLES — Take back control of your Feb. 28, and continuing March health and your life at the next Living Well Unique Ash Wednesday service at Workshop, which will teach you how to better 7 and 14. The free series of classes handle pain and fatigue, tips for eating well, Raymond Village Church will run from 3 to 5 p.m. in RAYMOND — Everyone is invited to a fun ways to get and stay active, skills on how the Bridgton Hospital Physician unique Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, to talk to your doctor and family about your Group Conference Room, conFeb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Raymond Village health, and much more. Workshops meet for veniently located in the former Community Church, 27 Main Street, Raymond. 2½ hours a week for six weeks. The next workhospital building on Hospital The service is patterned after services at shop will be held at Naples Town Hall, Feb. 25 Drive. the 900-year-old Abbey Church of the Iona through April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For June Inman, RN, and Nancy Community in Scotland, and will consist of more information, or to register, call 396-6583 Murphy, RN, both nursing memreadings and hymns done in procession around or e-mail jleblanc@smaaa.org bers of the Bridgton Hospital (ICU) Intensive Care Unit will host the program. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest CASCO — Upcoming spring they embark upon an exploratory everyone planning to spend time of the body. Symptoms of heart programs offered by the Casco journey into the countless wonders on the water in Maine are invited failure often begin slowly. At Recreation Department include: of science! Neither rain, nor snow to sign up for and participate in first, they may only occur when Youth Baseball, Softball and will prevent you from enjoying the the upcoming boating education Tee-ball Registration will take hands-on exploration of meteorol- course offered through the Maine place on Thursday, March 14 ogy or from taking a voyage to the Department of Inland Fisheries and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Casco center of the earth! You’ll inves- Wildlife and sponsored by Casco Community Center. Cost is $25 per tigate the science of toys, learn Parks and Recreation. The course athlete or $40 per family (scholar- about sound waves, and suit up for will be taught by state-certified ships available). If you are unable to a flight into space. Albert Einstein instructors and provides an imporattend, please call to make arrange- said, “The process of scientific dis- tant and potentially life-saving covery is, in effect, a continual review of boating laws, regulations ments for registration. Fewer and fewer people are Spring Swim Lessons: flight from wonder.” An imagina- and instruction on safe and atten- available to tell their accounts tive boating. American Red Cross swim lessons tion in Marvels of Science! of going off to Europe to fight The course will cover the folThe program will be held on at Colonial Mast Pool, instructed during WWII. Sometimes we by Kim Flanagin, starts Saturday, Thursdays, April 4 to May 16, (no lowing topics; boating and equiphear a voice from the past that March 2 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. for program on April 18) from 3:30 to ment, safe operation, navigation, offers a glimpse into the events Parent-Infant ($40 for Casco resi- 4:30 p.m. for kids in grades K-5. rules of the road, laws and legal that shaped history. One voice requirements, emergencies and dents and $50 for non-residents); 9 Cost is $65. Open Walking: Tuesday coldwater survival and invasive from the shadows has emerged to 9:30 a.m., Level 1, water adjustand her story reveals a life ment skills with adult ($40 for through Friday mornings from and aquatic plant issues. Those successfully completing caught in the crossfire at only residents, $50 for non-residents); 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Casco 9:30 to 10:30, Level 2, school-age Community Center Gymnasium. the course will be awarded a certifi- 14 years old.   Andree was just a young children just beginning to swim, The Casco Community Gymnasium cate of completion and material for ($54 residents and $64 non-resi- is the perfect place to walk when future use. The course will be held girl when Nazi invaders poured dents); 10:30 to 11:30, Level 3 and the weather may prevent you from at the Community Center in Casco, into her peaceful Belgian vilup, children must be able to swim continuing to exercise during the on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please bring lunch). 25 feet unassisted ($54 residents winter months. Senior Bowling: Thursdays Anyone under the age of 18 must and $64 non-residents). Classes run for six weeks. Registrations must from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Casco have parental consent on the State BROWNFIELD — The be done in person or by mail prior Community Center. Cost: Free. A of Maine registration card. Those Brownfield Public Library has great activity that anyone can do! under 12 years of age must have an to the start of class just received a gift of 100 new Line Dance Class: Beginner/ Wii bowling is a great way to adult attend the classes with them. Intermediate Classes, Thursdays 7 exercise, socialize and just have a Hunter Safety Course: children’s books, ranging from to 8 p.m., starts Thursday, March ton of fun! Thursday, March 21 from 6 to pre-kindergarten through early Basketball: Men’s over 25 on 9 p.m., Saturday, April 6 from 8 7, at the Casco Community Center Gymnasium. Cost: $30 per person Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Casco for the six-week session (drop ins Casco Community Center Gym. Community Center. This course Cost: Free. $7 per class). is taught by State of Maine cerChildren’s Activity Group: tified hunter safety instructors, Zumba: Zumba dance is exercise in disguise. Dance/fitness Casco Recreation is offering a par- and will be a home study course. classes are here to help you “ditch ent and child activity group. This is On Thursday, March 21, instructhe workout and join the party!” a great opportunity for caregivers tors will provide participants with This easy-to-follow but cardio- and children to get together and all necessary material including blasting “exercise in disguise” will socialize. Their goal is to create workbooks and assignments for have you enjoying your workout to a way to encourage relationship the home study portion. Instructors the max! Learn the salsa, meren- building within the community will also provide guidance and gue, reggae and a host of other fun among parents and children. The demonstration of proper firearms, rhythms all set to a pulsating Latin program will be held at the Casco handling and a discussion of laws beat that will have you moving like Community Center, Fridays, from and responsibilities. never before. All that’s needed is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: Free. On April 6, instruction will be ATV Course: All Terrain given on first aid, survival, map comfortable clothing, sneakers and a desire to have a great time! The Vehicle Safety Course (ATV) pro- and compass; responsibilities, ethinstructor is Vicki Toole. Classes vided by certified State of Maine ics and a review of the home study will be held on Saturday mornings volunteer instructors (Inland subjects. Participants should bring for five weeks; new session starts Fisheries & Wildlife) will provide a lunch and dress for outdoor field March 9 (no class Easter weekend), instruction on ATVs and related exercises. Participants must be at from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for equipment; safe operation and rid- least 10 years of age; anyone under five weeks or $7 drop-in fee per ing skills; maintenance; proper 18 years of age will need parclothing; emergencies (survival and ent consent on the State of Maine class. Yoga: Learn the basics of Hatha self-first aid); map and compass; course registration card and anyone yoga, or deepen your existing prac- laws; impact on the environment; 12 years of age or younger must be tice. Debbie Goldstein has over 15 responsibilities; landowner rela- accompanied by a parent of guardyears of certified teaching experi- tions and ethics. Limited hands- ian. Participants are also expected ence. Improve strength, flexibility on riding with beginner obstacle to attend both classes. and reduce stress! Drop in for a course (90 cc ATV provided for Pre-registration is required for class! Extra mats and props are course). Anyone under 16 years of both classes and can be done at available to borrow each class. age must be accompanied through- the Town of Casco Recreation New session starts Thursday, out the course by a parent or legal Department at 627-4187. A donaMarch 7, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. guardian. Some of the class time tion of $5 should be made to the (eight weeks) and Saturday, March may be in an outdoor situation Casco Recreation Department. 9 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the when instructing about the ATV Minimum enrollment to hold a Casco Community Center. Cost: and for map and compass. The class is 10 with a maximum of 25. $56 for the Thursday session, $63 program will be held at the Casco Please bring a lunch on Saturday, for the Saturday session or $10 Community Center on Saturday, April 6. May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Light drop-in fee. For more information regardKarate: This class offers disci- breakfast and lunch provided. Cost: ing any of these programs, contact pline, physical fitness, self-defense, $5. Parks and Recreation Director Beth self-esteem, confidence, but most Watercraft Safety Class: Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail recreof all fun! The class will be held on Boat owners, boat operators and ation@cascomaine.org Mondays at Songo Locks School. Next session starts Feb. 11 from 3:20 to 4:30 p.m. Instructor: Beth Adams, BKD.   A soup, skiing and snowshoeing benefit for the Adaptive Ski Dodge Ball: Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., starts March 19 at Program at Shawnee Peak will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the the Casco Community Center, for Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. kids grades 1-4 only! For a $10 donation participants receive: 8.5 miles of free ski trails, Mad Science: Have you ever a choice of soups, rolls, roasted marshmallows, drawings for day wondered what clouds are made of, passes to Shawnee Peak and more. Hot chocolate and water will be what goes on underneath the sur- available. face of the earth or how toys work? Equipment not provided. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 Join Mad Science after school as p.m.

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you are very active. Over time, you may notice breathing problems and other symptoms even when you are resting. Heart failure symptoms may also begin suddenly; for example, after a heart attack or other heart problem. Common symptoms are: cough, fatigue, weakness, faintness, loss of appetite, need to urinate at night, pulse that feels fast or irregular, or a sensation of feeling the heart beat (palpitations), shortness of breath when you are active or after you lie down, swollen (enlarged) liver or abdomen, swollen feet and ankles, waking up from sleep after a couple of hours due to shortness of breath, and weight gain. “Pump It Up” topics covered on Feb. 28 will include “Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure” with Alan

Langburd, M.D., cardiologist from Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute. The March 7 program will be “Medication and Heart Failure, Respiratory Health and Prescription Assistance.” The sessions will be presented by Gloria Morris, respiratory therapist, and Karen Mentus, Prescription Assistance Program. The series concludes March 14 with “Diet and Your Heart Health,” presented by Linda Russell, registered/licensed dietitian, exercise and activity tolerance with members of the Physical Therapy Department. For questions about this free series on living with heart failure, please contact June Inman or Nancy Murphy at 647-6050. Pre-registration is not required, but is helpful.

Walter Bannon at Bridgton library on February 14 lage situated in the Ardennes forest next to France. She lived in her basement for four years to try and survive the bombings while learning to tiptoe through the minefield of daily living in occupied Belgium.  After a visit to Bridgton for her grandson’s recent wedding, an accident the next day left her immobilized and forced to stay here to rehabilitate.  This situation created the opportunity for her son, Walter Bannon, to

begin to put together the mosaic of her life. It was a time that would allow him to research the vault of her vast experiences. Now a stunning book, The White Pocketbook author will be sharing her amazing story at the Bridgton Community Center on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. A time for a Meet & Greet with refreshments will follow. Signed books will be available. The event is free to the public.

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Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Feb. 7 — Wine & Dine Your Valentine, fundraiser for chamber, 6 p.m., Campfire Grille, Rte. 302. FMI: 647-3472, 8032255. Thur., Feb. 7 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 8 — Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? for ages 3-5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., library. Fri., Feb. 8 — Bridgton Library Teen Council, 4-5 p.m., library. Fri., Feb. 8 — Valentine Reception, “Death by Chocolate,” at Gallery 302, 112 Main St., 5 to 7 p.m., FMI: 647-2787. Sat., Feb. 9 — Baldpate Hike by Womanspace, meet 9:30 a.m. at Community Center. FMI: 5230700. Sat., Feb. 9 — Chickadee Quilters, 9 a.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 9 — Healthy Heart Tour at Bridgton Hannaford, 11 a.m. to noon, with Dona Forke, call 647-2015 & press “0” for customer service, or 221-6508. Sat., Feb. 9 — We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, play production meeting, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., library. Sat., Feb. 9 — Baked Haddock Supper by Bridgton/Fryeburg Knights of Columbus, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 225 So. High St. Sun., Feb. 10 — Chakral Energy Concert with Marci Starr & E.G. Roth, 4 p.m., The Yoga House, Portland Rd. Mon., Feb. 11 — Senior College, The Poetry of Love with John O’Brien, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Center. FMI: 6475593. Mon., Feb. 11 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Restaurant. FMI: 647-3635 by Feb. 9. Mon., Feb. 11 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Feb. 11 — Lakeside Garden Club, 7 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Feb. 12 — Senior College, CSI-History: The Forensic Historian, with Robert Williams, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Center. FMI: 6475593. Tue., Feb. 12 — Teen Creative Writers Guild, 3-4 p.m., library. Tue., Feb. 12 — Harvest Hills Animal Shelter Meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Feb. 12 — Town Council Meeting, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 13 — Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (for ages 3-5), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., library. Wed., Feb. 13 — Lenten Lunches, 1st session, St. Joseph Church hosting, noon to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 So. High St. Wed., Feb. 13 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Respite care provided. Wed., Feb. 13 — The Young Snappers, photography club for elementary students, 4-5 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 14 — “Loving Yourself Through Cancer” selfcare workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Hospital cafeteria. FMI: 795-8250. Thur., Feb. 14 — Talk on The White Pocketbook by author Walter Bannon, 2 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 15 — Woman’s Drop-in Days Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 15 — Bridgton MOAL, 6 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 16 — Second Annual Snowfest by LELT, 9 to 11 a.m., meet at Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107. Sat., Feb. 16 — Adaptive Ski Program benefit, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. BROWNFIELD Fri., Feb. 15 — Brownfield Rec Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 16 — Dance with

Linwood Cash & “The Ridge Riders,” 8 p.m. to midnight, Brownfield Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 935-4617, 935-2911. DENMARK Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9 — Moderate overnight hike to Doublehead Mountain, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri., Feb. 15 — Difficult hike up Mount Pierce, Crawford Notch, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 15-16 — Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FMI: 452-2057, 452-2412. FRYEBURG Fri., Feb. 8 — Strings KinderKonzerts — Four Seasons, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Fri., Feb. 8 — Fly Fishing Film Tour, fundraiser for Tin Mountain Conservation Project, 6:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Feb. 9 — Magician George Sateriale, 2 and 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Wed., Feb. 13 — The Fryeburg Chronicles author June O’Donal speaks at Fryeburg Homemakers Extension, 10:30 a.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. FMI: 935-3825. Wed., Feb. 13 — Opera Lecture Series on Rigoletto by Joe DeVito, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Sat., Feb. 16 — Met Live in HD, Rigoletto, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Sat., Feb. 9 — Dance with Rockin’ Roadrunners, 8 p.m. to midnight, VFW Post, Waterford Rd. FMI: 583-4558, 461-4558. Mon., Feb. 11 — “Love = Chocolate,” with Stacy Martin of Ruby Slippers Café & Bakery, 5:30 p.m., library. FMI: 5832970. LOVELL Thur. & Sat., Feb. 7, 9 — Art Appreciation with Margaret Nomentana, 4 p.m. Thur., 9 a.m. Sat., library. Sat., Feb. 9 — Guided Walk by GLLT at Heald & Bradley Ponds Reserve, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at Gallie Trailhead, east side Rte. 5. FMI: 925-1056. Sun., Feb. 10 — 13th Annual “A Taste of Lovell,” 2 to 4 p.m., library. Mon., Feb. 11 — The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain, 1 p.m., library. FMI: 9253177. Thur., Feb. 14 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. Sat. & Sun., Feb. 16-17 — 4th Annual Lovell Lions Ice Fishing Derby, all Oxford County ponds and lakes, registration begins 5 a.m. at No. Lovell Grange Hall, Rte. 5, weigh-in 4 p.m. each day. FMI: 928-3744. Sat., Feb. 16 — John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby, 10 a.m. to noon, Heald Pond off Slab City Rd. NAPLES Fri., Feb. 8 — Snowmobile Torch Light Parade CANCELLED; Family Fun Skating Night, 6-9 p.m., Naples Ice Rink, weather dependent. Sat., Feb. 9 — Hannaford Ice Fishing Derby, begins sunrise, sign up at Causeway. Sat., Feb. 9 — Naples Winter Carnival begins, Broomball on Causeway, Bouncy House, 9 a.m., Causeway. Sat., Feb. 9 — Poker Rally, sign ups, 9 a.m., Radar Run sign ups, 9 a.m., runs to trophies presented at 3:30 p.m., Causeway. Sat., Feb. 9 — Bonfire on the lake, 4 p.m., until end of fireworks that start at 6 p.m., Causeway. Sat., Feb. 9 — Carnival Party, 8 p.m., Village Cafe. Sat., Feb. 9 — Raffle drawings, 9 p.m., Causeway. Thur., Feb. 14 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library.

WEIRD ICE — Local photographer Ed Stevens looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary. He “found” this composition of ice and leaves while on the Stevens Brook Trail in Bridgton, one of his favorite locations in the world. (Photo courtesy of AgencyOfLight.com) RAYMOND Sun., Feb. 10 — Game Day, 1 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 13 — Ash Wednesday Service patterned after Abbey Church in Scotland, 7 p.m., Raymond Village Church, 27 Main St. FMI: 655-7749. Sun., Feb. 17 — Public Hymn Sing, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Raymond Village Church, 27 Main St. SEBAGO Mon., Feb. 11 — Knitting Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Spaulding Library. AREA EVENTS Thur., Feb. 7 — Volunteer Training, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston. FMI: 795-9580. Thur., Feb. 7 — Mellie Dunham Exhibit reception, 7 p.m., Norway Historical Society, Main St. Thur., Feb. 7 — Of Mice and Men, runs Thur.-Sat. thru Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., MD Productions, 1857 White Mountain Hywy, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-6627591. Sat., Feb. 9 — Valentine’s Artisan Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Connemara Farm, 37 Peacock Hill Rd., New Gloucester. FMI: 926-3672. Sat., Feb. 9 — Story Telling Series with Marion Posner, 11 a.m., Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum, 2936 White Mountain Hywy., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-356-2992. Sat., Feb. 9 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. Sat., Feb. 9 — Mellie Dunham Festival, Contra Dance 4-6 and 79 p.m., w/lasagna dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Norway Grange Hall. FMI: 739-2124. Sat., Feb. 9 — Baked Bean Supper by Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Bar Mills Parish House, Rte. 4A, Bar Mills. FMI: 9296356. Sat., Feb. 9 — Baked Haddock Dinner by Windham Knights of Columbus, 5-6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rte. 302, No. Windham. Sat., Feb. 9 — Delta Knight Blues Band, doors open 7 p.m., band 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, 25 Shaker Rd., Gray. Sat., Feb. 9 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 583-6677. Sun., Feb. 10 — Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer, day-

long, Cranmore Mountain Resort, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3563719. Mon., Feb. 11 — Oxford Hills AARP, noon lunch, 1 p.m. meeting, First Congregational Church, E. Main St., So. Paris. Mon., Feb. 11 — “Learn to Love Your Digital Camera,” 6-8 p.m., No. Conway Library, No. Conway, N.H. Tue., Feb. 12 — Free Constant Contact e-mail marketing workshop by Oxford Hills SCORE, 9 to 11 a.m., Norway Town Hall, 19 Danforth St., Norway. FMI: 743-0499. Wed., Feb. 13 — Blues artist Samuel James in concert, 6 p.m., Harold Alfond Hall, St. Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 8937723. Thur., Feb. 14 — NEVAEH Dance Group performance of “One Billion Rising,” sponsored by R.E.A.C.H., 7 p.m., Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School. FMI: 743-9777. Fri., Feb. 15 — Italian Dinner fundraiser for Otisfield Softball Teams, seatings at 5-6 and 6-7 p.m., Otisfield Community Hall, Rte. 121. FMI: 627-4319. Sat., Feb. 16 — Child Car Safety Seat Inspections, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Dept., 19 Danforth St. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat., Feb. 16 — Guided Snowshoe Trek in Sunday River Valley, meet at Sunday River Inn at 10 a.m., park across street. FMI: 824-3806.

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., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Tax Help by AARP, by appt., thru April 8, Fryeburg Library. FMI: 935-2731. Naples Warming Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naples Town Hall. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226.

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Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAY Tax Help by AARP Volunteers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appt. through April 5, Fryeburg Library, 515 Main St. FMI: 9352731. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 5952754 Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends April 30. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Early Literacy Group, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. (No group Feb. 6, 13, 20) Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Cope Group session, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508-633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Square Dance Lessons by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050.

Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. THURSDAYS Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, (starts Feb. 7) 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Library. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Knitters Group, 2 to 4 p.m., North Bridgton Library. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Community Kettle Supper, 5-6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Free to everyone. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. 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 Tax Help by AARP, by appt., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. thru April 5, Bridgton Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Naples Warming Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naples Town Hall. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 6472402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community C enter. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Tai Chi Maine Beginners’ Practice Class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Music for Children, with Sharon Novack, 11 a.m. Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum, 2936 White Mountain Hywy., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-356-2992. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Womanspace, drop-in center offering support for women, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. SATURDAYS Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided free. FMI: 647-2847. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.


Country living

Page 12A, The Bridgton News, February 7, 2013

All are invited to Second Annual Snowfest

Winter is calling — take this opportunity to get outside with Loon Echo Land Trust for a day of family fun at Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton. Loon Echo Land Trust will hold the Second Annual Snowfest on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. This outdoor celebration will include a 10K cross county

ski race held at 9 a.m., a 5K race at 9:15 a.m., and a youth snowshoe fun run at 10:15 a.m. Races are casual and suitable for all levels. Throughout the morning participants can warm up by the bonfire and enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Come for one or all of the events or simply enjoy the trails and preserve at

your own pace. The nominal fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under will include trail passes, food and prizes. Please bring your own equipment; rentals are available on site if needed. Snowfest is one of several outdoor events held on our preserves throughout the year. This

event is a great opportunity to learn about Loon Echo’s mission of conserving land in the northern Sebago Lake Region and to get community members active on the preserves. Participants should meet at Five Fields Farm on Route 107 in Bridgton, where all races will get underway. The course will follow the groomed trails

that loop through both the apple orchard and the more challenging section of Bald Pate Mountain preserve. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo pro-

tects over 4,000 acres of land, and Bald Pate Mountain is one of the land trust’s six preserves that are open to the public. Find out more about Loon Echo, their events, or other land protection programs by visiting www.loonecholandtrust.org. For more information about Snowfest, contact Carol Meader at trek@lelt.org.

Fryeburg Rotary donates $1000 Bridgton Hospital FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Area Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Brownfield Food Pantry, a part of Southwest Oxford County Nutrition, Inc. The Brownfield Food Pantry serves low income and family emergency situations. “We feed Maine’s hungry in southwest Oxford County in Albany Township, and the towns of Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Lovell, Porter, Stoneham, Stow, and Sweden, New Hampshire,” Jack Mitchell, executive director of the Brownfield Food Pantry, said in an address to the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club. “We give away in excess of $500,000 worth of food each year to families and individuals who are in need of help.” Mitchell explained that is sometimes up to 300 families a month. He reported the program gives approximately $9 worth of food for a food cost to the Brownfield Food Pantry of $1. Jack and his wife, Marion, are good shoppers and have set up accounts with firms and people who can supply the best bargain for the dollar. The Brownfield Food Pantry is run by volunteers and is always in need of volunteer

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PANTRY DONATION — Jack Mitchell, director of the Brownfield Food Pantry, and his wife, Marion, receive a $1,000 check from David Sorensen, vice president of the Fryeburg Area Rotary Club. help. Clerical work that can be To make a tax-deductible Club meets weekly on Tuesday done at home, organizational donation, to volunteer, or to mornings at 7:30 a.m. at St. help setting up and cleaning find out more check the web- Elizabeth Ann Seton Church up, moving food from trucks to site https://sites.google.com/ in Fryeburg. Join Rotary memthe distribution facility are just site/socnfoodpantry or call bers for a delicious free breaksome of the volunteer positions 935-2333. fast and a great time of camaavailable. The Fryeburg Area Rotary raderie.

The Bridgton Hospital Diabetes Clinic will sponsor its three-part Diabetes Education Program on Feb. 27, March 6 and March 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The sessions will be held in the Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. Bridgton Hospital has received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self‑management education program. The series requires physician referral and early registration is suggested due to its popularity (class size is limited to assure personal attention). Topics covered include: the importance of exercise and physical activity, healthy meal plans and diabetes, hypoglycemia signs and symptoms, medications to control diabetes, complications and diabetes, diabetes and eye care, and diabetes and proper foot care. Medicaid and most insurance plans cover the course registration fee. In addition to Elaine Drew, RN/CDE, a registered nurse who is also a certified diabetes nurse educator (CDE), lecturers will include Linda Russell, MA, RD/LD, CDE, Registered Dietician, Dr. S. Scott Ferguson, Optometrist, Karen Bogdan, OT, Occupational Therapist, and Denyell Gerchmann, R.Pharm. These classes are designed to give general information about diabetes and help the patient manage their diabetes. The course also introduces patients to a diabetes support system. A dietary consultation is required, and should be done before the classes begin. Please contact Linda Russell, RD/LD, CDE at 647-6062 to schedule an appointment for this consultation. Participants are encouraged to bring a relative or a friend with them. For more information about the program or to register, call Elaine Drew, RN/CDE at 647-6064.

Area births

Tonya M. Harris and Lane D. Grant of Naples, have a son, Weifer D. Grant, born on Jan. 27, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Laura and Russell Grant; David and Bobbie VanSteemburg. Paternal grandparents: Shirley Grant and Jonathan Edwards Sr. Catherine B. Sullivan and Brett A. Ryder of Waterford, have a son, Jack Edwin Ryder, born on Jan. 29, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Jack joins Harlee Roy, age 7, and Isabelle Sullivan, 3. Maternal grandparents: Linda Newcomb and Frank Berry of Sweden. Paternal grandparents: Glen Ryder and Marie Young of Buckfield. Travis Bachelder and Katherine Case of Harrison have a girl, Hannah Joy Case, born Jan. 20, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Hannah weighed eight pounds, five ounces. Maternal grandparents are Gladys and Peter Case of North Monmouth. Paternal grandparents are Patty and Ed Bachelder of Auburn and Manchester, Maine.

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College honors Timothy Martin of Casco, class of 2013, has been named to the Tufts University (Medford, Mass.) Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Dean’s List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. Armella Brown of West Baldwin has been named to the Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Krista Hakala of Harrison, a junior and Marketing major, has been named to the Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.) Dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher with no course grade below 2.0 during the term. Andrew O’Neill of Raymond, a senior majoring in Physics, has been named to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.) Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines

February 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page 13A

TOP SPELLERS — Lake Region Middle School held the annual District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013. There were 47 student participants. Dominic Adams (left) was the overall winner and Derek Mondville took second place. Both students will participate in the County Spelling Bee at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Snow date will be Feb. 14.

the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the “A” level in courses and projects. UMO Dean’s List The University of Maine at Orono recognized 2,035 students for achieving Dean’s List honors for the fall 2012 semester. Of the students who made the Deans List, 1,696 are from Maine, 277 are from out of state, and 62 are from foreign countries. Students from this area include: Bridgton: Bryanna Plummer and Anthony Triglione. Brownfield: Stephanie Lange.

Casco: Shannon Brenner and Corey Morton. Denmark: Derek Prox. Fryeburg: Alex Cegielski and Aubrie Howard. Harrison: Kyle Forsythe and Justin St. John. Lovell: Paul Kurnick, Lauren Reeves and Jesse Sawin. Naples: Stephen Achorn and Ryan Skillern. Raymond: Benjamin Algeo, Bethany Dudley, Corey Schweitzer and Mary Wiley. Sebago: Allison Stewlow and Rowan Wallace. Stow: Gillian Armstrong. West Baldwin: Christina Metcalf and Ashlie Myer.

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Lake Region High School Principal Ted Finn has announced the first semester honor roll: Grade 9 High Honors: Laura Hunt, Daniel Neault and Keyana Prescott. Honors: Lily Charpentier, Molly Christensen, Danielle Collins, Marcus DeVoe, Thomas Dolloff, Grace Farrington, Victoria Kauffman, Jackson Lesure, Nick Scarlett, Matthew Stenger, Niko Torres, Madison Wildey, Samantha Young and Emma Zink. Merit Recognition: Douglas Banks, Matthew Buchanan, Katherine Clavette, Taylor Davis, Katherine Ferland, Dustin Frizzell, Damon Knight, Helena Luce, Carlene MacVicar, Hannah Parsons, Lexus Rodriquez, Garredd Sanborn, Nathan Smith, Spencer True, Devynn Turner and Nicholas Wandishin. Grade 10 High Honors: Sullivan Tidd. Honors: Nicholas Ball, Harold Bracy, Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg, Sarah Carlson, Christina Engstrom, Sarah Hancock, Garreth Logan, Carolyn Lucy, Steven Milton, Alexis Wentworth and Elizabeth Wildey. Merit Recognition: Breyanna Barboza, Lily Barrett, Talya Bartlett, Anthony Champoli, Bailey Crawford, Nicole Fox, Elise Gianattasio, Christopher Hall, Sean Hedly, Cole Jakobs, Austin Kaeser, Benjamin Lauer, Galen McLaughlin, Nicole Noble, Brittany Perreault, Michael Rust, Margaret Scarlett and Lucian Sulloway. Grade 11 High Honors: Kathryn Caulfield, Taylor Cronin, Heather Hall, Casey Heath, Jacqueline Laurent, Abigail Lucy and Caitlynn Willett. Honors: Arianna Aaskov, Amy Angelone, Justin Buckley, Miranda Chadbourne, Erik Christensen, Searrah Crockett, Frances Kimball, Joshua Knox,

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Danielle LaPointe, Nicole Marucci, Samantha Marucci, Zoey Perham, Benjamin Roy, Elizabeth Schreiber, Sam Smith, Zachary Tidd, Giselle Wallace, Elisabeth Waugh and Courtney Yates. Merit Recognition: Zoe Barrett, Matthew Clement, Katelynn Crockett, Kenya DuBrule, Mikayla Fortin, Lucy Fowler, Michaela Gagnon, Jacob Hammond, Brendon Harmon, Paul Lauer, Mackenzie Mchatton, Amina Meziani, Jordan Pelletier and Sage Tocci. Grade 12 High Honors: Julia Carlson, Adam Falk, Sydney Hancock, Kasey Huntress, Mason KlugeEdwards, Maude Meeker, Jack Mills, Redbad Mosterd, Emma Walker and Kelsey Winslow Honors: Dylan Balestra,

Michael Brooks, Miranda Cady, Jared Curtis, Kathryn Cutting, Savannah DeVoe, Katelyn Esty, Avery Fillmore, Dana Fitzgerald, Kassandra Girard, Brittany Hayes, Patrick Irish, Zsofi Kaiser, Alyssa Kepler, Mascha Kuhlmann, Kayleigh Lepage, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kristina Morton, Kayla Reinhard, Kyle Stevens, Trevor Thorne, Breanna Wilkinson and Yue Zhang Merit Recognition: Brian Butler, Hannah Conley, Nicole Conley, Sarah Curley, Rashawnda Currier, Derek Douglass, Kiersten Eldridge, Rebecca Engstrom, Zhang Hongrui, Molly Hook, Kasey Hoyt, Sarah Kelley, Rachel Kellough, Michael Mageles, Kylie Marshall, Khoa Nguyen, Hannah Perkins and Michael Triglione.

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Fryeburg Academy students named to the first semester honor roll include: High Honors Blaine Andreoli, Sydney Andreoli, Rodrigo Araujo, Sasha F. Azel, Ellen Bacchiocchi, Kyle Robert Barboza, Alexander Blake, Matthew Boucher, Michelle Boucher, Isabelle Boyd, Matthew Bradley, Bryanna Brea, Joshua Brecker, Julie Starr, Brennan Sullivan, Anthony Briggs, Tariah Lynn Brown, Pavle Bulatovic, Morgan Bullard-Hodge, Elle Burbank, Jonathan Burk, Travis Burrows, Guangrui Cai, Ryan Cooper Caracciolo, Megan Cavanaugh, Sydney Charles, Giovanna Chiarella, Joseph CoffeySlattery, Harrison Edward Corthell, Phoebe Rose Crowe, Ziyi Dai, Michael Dandaneau, Michael James Davis, Erika Jade Dennery, Da Di, Amber Dindorf, Aldi Dinoshi, Christina DiPietro, Duc Hoang Do, Skye Dole, Alexis G. Down, Anh Phuong Duong, Silas Jonathan Eastman, Andrea Engen, Marta Ferreira Fernandez-Baca, Juliet Fink, Brian Joseph Fitzsimmons, Ariel Ava Fogden, Kendra Fox, Erin Louise Friberg, Shannon Friberg, Bailey Friedman, Makayla Frost, Alanis Fuller, Alden Gagnon, Mahina Gardener, Logan Benjamin Gerchman, McKenna Alysse Gerchman, Amanda M. Gillette, Catherine J. Gillette, Nacoma Gray, Dacota F. Griffin, Elizabeth Grzyb, Jamie Gullikson, Emily Heggie, Esmeralda Hernandez, Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Xinyu Huang, Thinh Vinh Huynh, Jane Imdieke-King, Runairy Infante, Oriagna Inirio, Jovana Jeremic, Pu Jin, Wenhua Jin, Xiang Jin, Cayle Olivia Johnson, Kiley Jolicoeur, Makayla Kiesman, Nicholas Kiesman, Do Yeon Kim, Jee Na Kim, Yong Tai Kim, Lucy Leann Kneissler, Haley Kollander, Weidong Kong, Alyson Kruger, Jordan Llewellyn Kruguer, Savannah Morgan Kruguer, Andre’ Liam LaMountain, Nick Collins Landano, Anna Marie Lastra, Meredith Marie Lastra, Duc Minh Le, Liam Allen LeConey, Ting-wei Lee, Gefei Li, Jiaqi Li, Kelsey Liljedahl, Junyu Liu, Kylie Locke, Cailyn Ludwig, Hunter Noble Lyons, Tian Ma, Anna Mahanor, Bethlehem Marshall, Emily Josephine McDermith, Xingyu Mo, Laura Monegro, Kallie Moulton, Van Thanh Nguyen, KiHo Noh, Emery O’Connell, Tyler O’Keefe, Gulsen Oztosun, Alec Perry, Jennifer Perry, Thu Pham, Hannah Anderton Plowden, Kachina Price, Xiaolin Qian, Isaac Rader, Yuhao Ren, Joshua Rounds, Anju Tsuji Roy, Jared Schrader, Joseph Schrader, Kellyn Scrimger, Samantha Sgroi, Ian Shea, Mary Shea, Connor Sheehan, Zachary Sheehan, Norbu S. Sherpa, Tshering Doma Sherpa, Jia Shi, Dennis Skillings, Laura Spencer, Chelsea Stephens, Yueyi Sun, Zheng Tang, Luca Tesan, Corey Thibodeau, Dayna Joelle Thibodeau, Jacob Thurston, Ashanah Tripp, Alison Upton, Molly Upton, Jasmine Vargas, Sage VietsAughton, Dat Duc Vu, Yanchi Wan, Jiacheng Wang, Ruining Wang, Tianyang Wang, Xiyao Wang, Zoe Ward, Allison Watson, Chenghao Wei, Sarah Maeve Welch, Adriana Marie Wissmann, Ashley Ann Wissmann, Hoonsik Woo, Manxi Wu, Liuke Yang, Hengliang Yao, Meng Yuan, Xueting Yuan, Erfei Zhao, Yang Mei Zhao, Jiaqi Zhou, Xinyi Zhu, Yuewei Zhu, Brian Zuniga and Josephine Zvelebilova. Honors Chelsea Lynn Abraham, Hannah Allen, Evan Armington, Catherine Ashley, Benjamin Bailey, Molly Ballard, Lindsey Brooke Benoit, Seth Benoit, Semina Nazli Bildik, Desiree Boucher, Keegan Nicholas Bresette, Kadesha Bryan, Sulo Burbank, Patrick James Carty, Dmitriy Petrovich Chekaykin, Kristen Chipman, Ryan Coville, Jiacheng Cui, Garrett Jordan Cummings, Hung Quang Dau, Emily Anne Davidson, Abigail Davis, Benjamin Davis, Walker Day, Alexis Delacruz, Christian DeMiranda, Joseph DeRemer, Joshua Desroche, Divine Dockery, Kristen Dostie, Nicole D. Down, Kiara Sharlise Duran, Amber Lee Edson, Molly Frances Eklund, Maria Ensesa Rull, Angel Escalante, Liam Fenton, Steven Flaherty, Sara Margret Folsom, Michael Fournier, Renae Fournier, Owen Gagnon, Justin Richard Gaudreau, Carla Geneikis, Austin Robert Gerchman, Jacob Evan Gerrish, Emily Gillette, Edward Grace, Ryan Gullikson, Eric Hannes, Jens Hansen, Zinnia Hansler, Nathaniel Hart, Thea Hart, Tristan Harvie, Baylee Hatstat, Michael Heggie, Aaron John Hennessy, Trevor Henschel, Shelby Hesslein, Mackenzie Hill, Tyler Stephen Hill, Tryggvi Malcom Hilsman, Hannah Rose Howard, Kyra Hunsicker, Tucker Matthew Huppe, Mohammed Islam, Yanqi Jiang, Shayna Kackley, Alexander Kantzelis, Dimitra Katsigiannis, Alexis L’HeureuxCarland, Aleksandar Lazic, Shelby LeBlond, Benjamin Dahlgren LeConey, Amanda Marie Lee, Ju Won Lee, Laura E. Lewis, Yubin Liang, Dingbang Lin, Bohan Liu, Francesca Llanos, Andrew Lyman, Dalton MacDonald, Zachary Madore, Jake Clark Maidment, Tori Mailman, Walker-James Brooks Mallory, Rebecca Mann, Allison Marie Manoogian, Luka Maric, Nicolas Mauer, Olivia McDermith, Alicia McDonald, Courtney McGrath, Colin McKeith, Kaleen McQuillan, Malik Mobley, Angelidi Monegro, Patrick Robert Moody, Jacob Morse, Armel Mudasigwa, HayLee Mulligan, Francesca Napolitan, Samantha Lee Nardone, Van Tuong Nguyen, Ashly Anna O’Rourke, David Olson, Esther Ortiz, Alex Michael Richard Ouellette, Emily Nicole Ouellette, Jordan Parker, Lauren Virginia Passaretti, Madeline Pearson, Sage PeekAntolin, Brianna Lorraine Perreault, Lake Phillips, Edward Price, Robert Price, Nicholas Purinton, Julia Quinn, Jasmine Ramsay, Shauna Riddensdale, Thomas P. Rose Jr., Hannah Lynne Rousey, Cierra Rowland, Leah Roy, Wyatt Austin Rugg, Henry Santana, Jeffrey William Sargent, Tyler Saunders, Ferdinand Schmid, Hannes Schneider, Markus Christoph Schneider, Christopher Charles Schubert, Qing Shou, Casey Simmons, Adele Small, Conrad Smith, Pavle Stepanovic, Boyang Sun, Nicole Thurston, Wesley Trembley, Carla Tripp, Yee Ki Tsang, Megan Rae Vitters, Reed Hollis Wales, Karylann Walker, Shunwen Wang, Kenta Watanabe, Ben Welch, Madeline Welch, Devon Wentworth, Jeannette White, Stanford Louis Aaron White, Rhianna Willard, Anna Williams, Alan Robert Worcester Jr., Hanlin Xu, Kevin Yeh, Bintao Zhang, Qiao Zhang, Yiwen Zhang and Yuhao Zheng.


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Young author (Continued from Page A) In addition to writing — an activity she said other kids in her class don’t seem to like as much as she does, Carly enjoys outdoor recreation and exercise. During the summer, she likes to play tennis. In the winter months, nothing beats ice fishing. “I go ice fishing with my dad a lot. I caught ten fish on Sunday. We keep tally marks on the fish shack. We write on the wall with a Sharpie®. My dad has a heater in the shack. We have a couch to sit on with food under it,” Carly said. The family found out that Carly’s story had been chosen for “Green Screen Adventures” in December; and “Hare’s Apology” was supposed to air that month. However, a change in the network’s programming re-slotted “Green Screen Adventures.” “Hare’s Apology,” a cute continuation of the tale of two competitors — the tortoise and the hare, will actually air for the first time on Me-TV this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. So, Carly and her mother have been bubbling with excitement all week. The seven-year-old Naples resident is a little shy about all the hoop-la and attention focused on her. But, she had a tingly, thrilled feeling in her stomach when she first heard the good news. According to a press release, “Green Screen Adventures” strives to promote literacy. “Since its premiere in March 2007, works from over 2,000 students in more than 350 episodes have been featured. Students get the message that their words have power and that their voices are being heard,” the press release said. An idea and the right words to convey it, actors to play the GUEST PERFORMERS — Students of Johanna Bartlett’s third grade class at Songo Locks Elementary School in Naples parts, and a video camera: It all cumulates when it appears on TV. performed the “National Anthem” before last Friday’s varsity girls’ basketball game between Lake Region and Greely. Carly Dyer has no plans to stop writing now. There are plenty (Rivet Photo) of school assignments in her future, and a pod — or a shiver — of shark stories to tell. Written by Carly Dyer, 7, of Naples, the play “Hare’s Apology” will air Sunday, (Feb. 10) at 8:30 p.m. on Me-TV, which can be seen on WPXT, Channel 51.2. It can also be viewed via the webmarinas. Kennebunkport area or to hundred different things to do. site www.greenscreenadventure.tv. Also, the educational program (Continued from Page A) It is a service Arnold calls, Freeport for lunch and lob- You have 50 miles of uninter- has a Facebook page www.facebook.com/greenscreenadventures. ing less than a busy summer rupted boating. There are a lot ster,” he said. because he will be operating “slip reciprocity.” “I already have a lot of cusIn summer 2013, Arnold of boating excursions between both marinas. The 40-minute commute between the coast tomers who boat in the Lakes looks forward to familiarizing both lakes, the Songo River himself with the names and and Sebago Lake,” he said. and the Lake Region will be a Region,” he said. Arnold aims to become a “If you have never boated reputations of local restaurants piece of cake, he said. (Continued from Page A) It is a drive he wants to in Casco Bay, you are missing so he can make recommenda- familiar face and a daily presmail. It was his understanding that she notified the Town of Casco tion to visiting boaters. But, ence at the Moose Landing make more hassle-free for his out,” he said. and its elected officials prior to informing the school board. Marina from May through “There is a ton of stuff to he is already impressed with customers. Clientele at both Mondville’s term ran from July 2010 through June 2013 and marinas will have the advan- do in Casco Bay: Portland is the contingent waterways the October. she is one of three school board members who represent Casco. “I am looking forward to tage of doubling their day trip a great excursion. We have boats now in storage will be It is permissible for a municipal board to choose someone to spending time on the lakes this venues. Staff will take care a lot of day trippers who go traveling upon. finish out the term on the SAD 61 school board. summer,” he said. to Boothbay Harbor or the “In the lakes area, there are a of boat transportation between The Casco Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to put Norton in the school board seat. Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes said, “The school board is in the throes of the budget process, and Casco cannot go without representation. Donna Norton would be able to immediately By Dawn De Busk We have changed out thermo- it gets re-fired. This always prior to his death, according to engage in the budget process.” Staff Writer stats over the years, and also seems to happen on the coldest Goodine. Currently, the Cupola Norton served on the school board for approximately five NAPLES — Some like it put in new or replaced zone days, too,” he said. tower resides at the old Bay of years, spanning the timeframe when people formed consolidation “I am fortunate to have Bob Naples Campground. hot — so the saying goes. valves to try and resolve the committees and planned how to meet that state mandate. At the Naples Town Office, issue. Ironically some places Caron Sr. on my board because “Planning is still underway Norton has acted as a liaison between the school board and an inefficient boiler has created in the main offices are cold, he has lot of expertise in this to renovate this structure. It’s selectmen. bipolar temperatures — leav- and in other areas it is hot. For area, and has donated hundreds a complicated project in that “A good percentage of the town budget is the school budget. ing some areas of the build- instance, it is not unusual for of hours of his time and his we have to move it to a new The years I have been on the school board I kept the selectmen ing as hot as a Swedish sauna my office to hit 90 degrees and employees’ time to helping in location which is yet to be updated as to how the school budget would impact the town,” while other rooms simulate an some of the others hit high 80s. resolution to matters like heat- determined. It’s taller than the Norton said during a phone interview on Wednesday. Antarctic expedition. This is interesting because all ing, cooling, electrical, and power lines along the jour“I just feel that during the budget process, the selectmen The cost of replacing the the thermostats can be set at 65 building in general,” he said. ney to the Town Office area,” wanted to make sure someone is representing Casco. To put someDuring a selectmen’s meet- Goodine said. boiler could likely be covered and it still occurs,” he said. one on the school board that was brand new wouldn’t be fair to by money in the Town Office The community mem- Casco,” she said. “Also, the price of oil and ing in late January, Chairman Building Maintenance Fund. the efficiency of the boiler and Caron agreed the boiler was bers assisting with this proj“Since I had worked on last year’s budget I can get up to speed However, tapping into the the problem with overheating an item in need of imminent ect include selectmen Dana quicker,” Norton said. maintenance fund would not or under heating in other areas replacement. Watson and Rick Paraschak, Mondville was not available for comment prior to press time. “It is cracked in several President of the Historical leave much breathing room for have finally hit a breaking According to Town Manager Morton, anyone interested in runplaces, and has been leaking. Society and Museum Curator ning for the SAD 61 seat can “take out election papers,” which unforeseen repairs. point,” he said. Naples Town Manager “It’s rather embarrassing, to I brought in an outside con- Merry Watson, and Bruce will be available sometime in March. Derek Goodine has recom- say the least, to have taxpayers sultant, and he said we are Plummer, president of P&K mended borrowing money come into our office and be wasting a lot of money,” Caron Sand and Gravel. from the Undesignated Fund. “Once it is placed on a sweating from the temperature. said. Also on Goodine’s project concrete slab, renovation will At a recent Naples Board of To add to that, it makes me feel Selectmen meeting, Goodine quite awkward to have to open list is the preservation of one of begin. The idea is to replace (Continued from Page A) suggested taking $10,000 from windows in the offices to bring the corner towers from the Bay the windows, add a door to the “A lot has to come together. There are two systems we are the Undesignated Fund to the temperature down below of Naples Hotel, which once doorway, paint the outside of resolve the boiler matter. the 80s, especially when we stood on the Causeway. Like the building, replace the roof watching — a northern one and a southern one. The northern sysThe reallocation will require have all the thermostats set at the replacement of the boiler, with cedar shake shingles, and tem will come through (tonight) and Friday morning. If that mergthis project will require fund- install varnished pine walls and es with the southern system, it could be a big snow,” he said. residents’ approval at the 68 or 70 degrees,” he said. “Let’s say the two (systems) don’t meet or meet too late, then Special Town Meeting, which a ceiling with 20th Century“There are times, when ing from the proper account. we will see snow of probably three to six inches on Friday,” Goodine recommended for style lighting. will be held Feb. 25. some rooms at the town office “We have done the prelimi- just won’t warm up at all and Special Town Meeting a warThe tower has 14 sides, he Kistner said. According to the Naples Winter Carnival brochure, folks who nary legwork and know we can people are bundled up during rant article that would allow said. usually participate in the Snowmobile Torch Light Parade will save about 30 percent or more meetings because it’s like 55 the town to use remaining “There are some pretty neat annually in fuel costs by going or 60 (degrees) in those areas, money in Museum Fund to fix pictures showing when it was rendezvous at Black Bear Café, regardless of whether or not to a smaller, more efficient and turning up the heat does the Cupola tower. being built and finished, and there is enough snow on the ground, or snow developing in the The tower’s historical value also ones showing it in the atmosphere. natural gas heating system,” nothing,” Goodine said. As it stands, the lack of snow on the Jug Town Trail system has warrants its repair, Goodine background with steamboats Goodine said in an e-mail on “Sometimes the boiler just Tuesday. breaks down during the night, said, adding that to date the going by through the bridge, cancelled the snowmobile parade, but not the opportunity to enjoy The Naples Town Office and the town office employees town has not spent a cent and at least one (photo) that like-minded company. On Friday at 6 p.m., people still have a chance to get out of the building includes the gymna- are working in 50 degrees and on the tower. The structure shows where Long Lake was sium and the United States using electric space heaters to was donated to the town by drained down very low, prob- house, and partake in adult conversation and appetizers at Black Post Office. warm up the office until the James Ruhlin, the owner of ably for bridge replacement or Bear Café. The group will pay patronage to other eating establishments along Route 302, and then wind up at Merced’s where there The boiler, located in the boiler maintenance is done and Bay of Naples Campground maintenance,” Goodine said. will be a live musical performance. town office basement, has “a couple of spots that have evidence of leaking. That is only a minor reason for the replacement,” Goodine said. (Continued from Page A) Notch Mountain, and in winter it is an and Wormwood families. At the next trail season, touring poles, sunglasses, water “The real reason for replacement is that this boiler into the firewood operation across from actively used snowmobile trail. The only junction, turn left and climb more steeply and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket and heating system has been the trailhead. Be sure to avoid blocking marker at the beginning of the trail to to the summit of Notch Mountain. There knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map a maintenance nightmare for the driveway as it is an active business Notch Mountain is a hand-lettered snow are two picnic tables at the summit and a and compass, flashlight or headlamp and using big trucks. We advise against park- mobile sign “Trail to Notch Mountain.” cable across the edge of the cliff to warn cell phone. Let someone know your hikseveral years,” he said. ing along Route 160. Traffic is very fast. Just past the granite foundation of an snowmobilers to turn around. Geocache ing plans before you leave! He described the crazy- Use care in crossing. old farmhouse on the left the trail splits, GC3XGW5 is located in a “very big very Up next: The next hiking column will making caused by the baseTrail information: The trail to Notch with the main trail to Notch Mountain dead oak tree” at the summit. be on Carter Notch in Pinkham Notch, ment boiler. Mountain follows Darius Road, an old bearing left. Farther up the trail, there What to bring: In winter bring snow- N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain “Thermostats in places like town road now abandoned. It climbs in is an old cemetery on the right with shoes, good boots and snow gaiters, Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News the meeting rooms operate the easy stages around the west shoulder of graves from the mid-1800s of the Fly clothes (hat, gloves, jacket) suitable to the community calendar. heating in some office areas.

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Regional Sports

February 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Confident, ready for WMC finals GORHAM — It’s all about confidence. Feeling more and more confident about their abilities, Lake Region’s Amy Angelone and Elizabeth Schreiber each posted personal records at last Friday’s indoor track and field meet held at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Angelone had three personal records — two of the PRs were by “huge amounts,” according to Coach Mark Snow. Angelone’s 200-meter time was a PR by 1.13 seconds and her shot put PR was by over one-and-a-half-feet! “She told me she was inspired to the 200m PR by having a higher seeded runner in the lane next to her,” Coach Snow said. “She went after that other runner and it resulted in the PR.” How an athlete is seeded in a heat can definitely affect how he or she runs.  “It’s great to hear how Amy was inspired to run faster by another runner. At the beginning of the season, Amy was a bit more timid and possibly would STEAL ATTEMPT — Fryeburg Academy’s Sydney Charles (left) attempts to knock the ball away from Lake Region guard have been afraid to challenge Sarah Hancock during first half play Monday. Hancock triggered a fastbreak and the Lakers opened a 17-4 first quarter lead a faster runner,” Coach Snow and never looked back. (Rivet Photo) said. “A great difference in her mental approach now compared to earlier in the season.” Another athlete with this “attitude” is Elizabeth Schreiber. Elizabeth was hesitant to triple jump at the first meet, Coach Snow said. She had tried once before (during outdoor track and field) and it did not go very well.  “On Friday, she was frustratBy Wayne E. Rivet LAKERS 59 ed while setting PRs on two of Staff Writer CeCe Hancock 1-1-3, Tiana-Jo Carter 4-2-10, Miranda her jumps just because they were When Greely started the game with a 8-0 run, Sarah Hancock Chadbourne 1-1-3, Savannah Devoe 0-1-1, Lucy Fowler 10-3, Kayleigh Lepage 1-0-3, Sarah Hancock 4-2-14, Sydney knew the Lakers simply needed to “keep our cool.” A couple of defensive adjustments and gritty play did just the Hancock 2-6-12, Meghan VanLoan 2-2-6, Kelsey Winslow 2-04. 3-Pointers: Sa. Hancock 2, Sy. Hancock 2, Fowler, Lepage. trick. Behind a dominant effort inside by junior Tiana-Jo Carter (16 Turnovers: 16. FT 13-21. points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots) and scrappy play of freshRAIDERS 38 Ellen Bacchiaocchi 0-2-2, Sydney Charles 0-1-1, Kristen man CeCe Hancock (13 points), the Lakers rallied for a convincing Chipman 1-0-2, Skye Dole 5-4-14, Kendra Fox 3-0-6, Mckayla 44-31 victory over Greely last Friday night. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — “I am really proud of Tiana’s effort tonight. I thought she played Frost 1-0-2, McKenna Gerchman 0-2-2, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland really hard. She got a lot of rebounds most kids don’t get to and she After helping the Wentworth 0-6-6, Sarah Welch 1-1-3. Turnovers: 31. FT 16-25. continues to alter the game at the defensive end,” LR Coach Paul Institute of Technology men’s basketball team to a 3-0 week, True said. By Wayne E. Rivet The win avenged a five-point loss to the Rangers in Cumberland. junior forward Derek Mayo Staff Writer Greely focused on a mismatch early as Jordynne Copp posted up of Casco has been named Sarah Hancock felt if there was one aspect of Lake Region’s smaller LR guards and scored three hoops. With 3:44 to go and down the Commonwealth Coast game that needed to improve prior to the playoffs was how the eight, Coach True had seen enough. Conference Men’s Basketball team starts a game. “They did a great job to recognize the mismatch and it was obvi- Player of the Week for games “We need to get off to better starts,” the LR sophomore guard ous that was their game plan. It worked very well for them. So, we played between Jan. 28-Feb. 3. said after Friday’s big win over Greely. “We seem to be a third made a few changes,” Coach True said. “It was a mirror image of the Mayo averaged 19.0 points, quarter team.” first game we played against them. We hit two 3s and made a basket 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and On Monday, the Lakers wasted little time setting the tone and were up 8-0 in less than a minute and a half. My comment to our 2.0 steals per game while shootplayers was this was exactly how we jumped out on them. Our motto ing 52.2% from the floor. He against rival Fryeburg Academy. A swarming defense forced 10 Raider turnovers and the is 32 minutes, so there was a long way to go. Our kids did a good job matched a career high when Fryeburg offense managed just one field goal over the first eight playing within themselves.” he scored 22 points (on 11-forAnd, they showed maturity. minutes. “We just kept our cool. They got off to the fast start, but we didn’t 22 shooting) to go along with Meanwhile, the Laker offense was clicking on each level. LR 7 rebounds and 5 assists in a scored in transition, three players knocked down 3-point shots, let that get us down. We fought back,” Sarah Hancock said. “When 83-76 overtime win at Endicott we play our game, it’s up and down the court really fast.” and before the Raiders knew it, the game was getting out of hand, After a switch to more zone coverage, the Lakers held Greely to last Tuesday. He eclipsed his 17-4. career high with 25 points in just a baseline jumper by Jaclyn Storey (13 points). Fryeburg (3-14) simply didn’t have an answer on how to break Every shot was tightly contested. Play inside the paint was physi- an 80-67 win over Nichols on the press as Lake Region rolled to a 59-38 victory Monday night cal. With Greely up 14-9, the Lakers used good ball movement to Saturday. He had 11 points, 4 in Naples. free up Sarah Hancock and Sydney Hancock, who each connected on rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals Hancock netted 14 points, while senior sSydney Hancock 3-point shots to give the Lakers a 155-14 lead at halftime. in Thursday’s 53-47 win over added 12. Junior center Tiana-Jo Carter turned in another domiA key to opening up the Greely defense was the Lakers consis- Western New England. Mayo nant effort, scoring 10 points while blocking 10 shots and hauling tently taking the ball to the hoop, rather than simply settling for shot better than 50% from the down 21 rebounds. outside jump shots. floor in all three games. The Raiders entered the game shorthanded at the guard spot as “We know if we take it right at them, they will foul us. It was a difStarting all 21 of the freshman Julia Quinn was sidelined due to a head injury suffered ference in the game,” Sarah said. “Shot selection is a big thing for us. Leopards’ games this season, in a “nasty fall” during practice last week. Our biggest bad habit is catching the ball off the first pass and jacking Mayo is averaging 13.4 points, “While Kendra Fox has stepped up all season with ball a three. It doesn’t work well. But, when we move the ball really fast 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. PRESS, Page B PAY BACK, Page B

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Press zips Raiders Tempo wilts Greely

Amy Angelone

Elizabeth Schreiber not 31 feet (qualifying mark for states). Her focus and event prep has been great to watch as the season has gone on,” Coach Snow said. “Elizabeth’s jumping partner, Courtney (Yates), has also matured in the horizontal LAKER, Page B

Mayo named CCC Player of the Week

Derek Mayo Wentworth is 14-7 overall and 10-4 in CCC play. The Leopards looked to extend their win streak to a season-high six games when they traveled to Salve Regina on Wednesday night. Derek was a 2010 graduate of Lake Region High School and helped lead the Laker basketball team to the Western Maine semi-finals that year.

Raiders win sixth straight, down Lake Region 58-40

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sedge Saunders didn’t panic when his Fryeburg Academy boys’ basketball team started the season 0-6. He knew it would take some time for his Raiders to come together and be a formidable club. With one game left in the regular season, the Raiders appear headed for the Class B West playoffs. Playoffs? Yes, indeed. The Raiders are one of the conference’s hottest teams, winners of six straight following Tuesday’s 58-40 victory over Lake Region behind Walker Mallory’s 20 points and a dominant effort by point guard Bright Amoako, who scored 14 points and was a match-up nightmare for the Lakers. At 9-8, the Raiders are presently ranked 10th in Class B West. If the playoffs started today, the Raiders would travel to Cumberland for a prelim game against the seventh-seeded Rangers (9-8) — a team the Raiders recently recorded a big home win against. But, one game remains. Fryeburg travels to Poland on Friday for a 7 p.m. game against the Knights. Poland is 4-12 and will look to be a

spoiler. FA is 8 tourney points back of Maranacook, so it appears unlikely the Raiders can leapfrog the Black Bears. FA is 5 points up on Leavitt, so a loss at Poland and a Hornet win could reverse seedings. If the Raiders slide and the top seedings hold, FA could be looking at a trip to Wells. Either way, Coach Saunders simply likes to hear playoff talk — something that appeared hardly likely early in the season. “The team has playing well down the stretch due to a couple of things: with seven new guys on the team this year, some of whom are new to the school and some new to the country, we knew it would take a while to gel, but that has happened and I think everyone understands what is expected and how we want to approach the game of basketball,” Coach Saunders said. “Another reason we’re playing better is our defense. We have established an identity with our defense, and I think the kids take a lot of pride in trying to disrupt and shut down their opponents. Thirdly, we have become more consistent in our effort to control tempo. We play better in the open court and our transition game is much better now than it was.” That approach was on full display Tuesday OVER TOO LATE — Lake Region center Adam Falk tries to block a shot by Raider guard night as a swarming FA defense forced 25 Laker Bright Amoako during Tuesday’s game at Nutting Gym. Amoako scored, and Fryeburg won

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their sixth straight game.

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sydney Hancock did not want to follow in her father’s footsteps, at least when it pertained to her senior basketball season. Her dad, Kevin, suffered a serious knee injury in high school and was sidelined for the entire year. Sydney suffered a severe hamstring injury prior to the hoop season and her return to the basketball court was in question. Slowly but with a lot of hard work, Sydney appears to be back at full strength as the top-ranked Lakers take aim at winning the West and making a second straight State Title game appearance. “While most would have been sidelined, Sydney has worked very hard to physically get herself back to where she is today,” LR Coach Paul True said. “Sydney’s will to compete is contagious. She has sacrificed tremendously for the good of the team. When deciding on who was going to start on Senior Night (this Friday), due to the fact that we have six seniors on our roster, she was the first to come to me and volunteer to come off the bench so that her five other classmates could start.” Because of her commitment to her team, Coach True selected Sydney as the Hancock Lumber Player of the Week. In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Sydney 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.

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer In Lake Region boys’ varsity basketball Coach J.P. Yorkey’s eyes, Mike Mageles is exactly what he likes to see in a student-athlete. Mike is a very well-rounded person. He is a good student, accomplished athlete, and a good citizen of our school community, Coach Yorkey said. “Mike is an honors student, who is serious and responsible in his academic pursuits. Mike manages multiple priorities well, as he is also a three-sport varsity athlete, involved in clubs, and active in his church. His organization, time management, and self-discipline are impressive traits and will carry him far in life,” Coach Yorkey said. Mike is an accomplished athlete, who has played at the varsity level in soccer, basketball and baseball for three to four years in each.  “In each sport, Mike is dedicated, industrious (has worked hard independently to develop his skills in each sport), and a great role model for the youth of our community,” Coach Yorkey said. “LRHS has gone through some tough times academically and athletically in recent years. Despite this, Mike has been loyal to his school and conducted himself with class and pride. He consistently gives a championship effort throughout some seasons that have not been met with tremendous team success in terms of wins and losses. Mike is special in this way.” Mike simply makes LRHS a better place to be.  “I am very, very proud of Mike. I have watched him grow and mature to become a fine, upstanding young man of character,” Coach Yorkey added. “Mike has also been playing at a very high level for the past few weeks, and is shooting the ball very well right now. He had a seasonhigh 23 points including 6

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Laker JV hoops Catching up with the Lake Region junior varsity girls’ basketball team: Poland 40, Lakers 32: The Lakers fell behind 27-16 at the half, and lost to the Knights at Poland. Meghan VanLoan led the Lakers with a game-high 19 points. Other scorers: Ashley Clark 6, Maddi Simms 3 pointer, Kalor Plummer 2 and Allison Morse 2. Lakers 51, Yarmouth 31: Allison Morse scored 13 of her 14 points in the middle quarters as the Lakers hammered Yarmouth. Meghan VanLoan added 13 points inside the paint. The Lakers were up 28-15 at the half and 42-23 after three quarters. Other scorers: Ashley Clark 9, Spencer True 8, Molly Christensen 3, Keyana Prescott 2 and Kalor Plummer 2. 3Pointers: True 2, Clark 1. Lakers 39, Waynflete 7: Spencer True connected on two 3pointers and finished with 11 points as the Lakers downed the Flyers. Meghan VanLoan tallied 11 points, while Allison Morse had 4, Ashley Clark 4, Zsofi Kaiser 2, Maddi Simms 2, Keyana Prescott 2, Molly Christensen 2 and Hunter Bodenheim 1. Lakers 47, Freeport 32: Up 3 points at the half, the Lakers broke it open with 30 points in the second half to down the Falcons. Meghan VanLoan led the offense with 18 points. Spencer True chipped in 13, Allison Morse 10, Maddi Simms 2, Hunter Bodenheim 2, Ashley Clark 1 and Molly Christensen had 1 point. Gray-NG 46, Lakers 42: Down 25-10 at the half, the Lakers rallied with a run of 14-9 in the third and out scored the Patriots 18-12 in the fourth. Spencer True had the hot hand, sinking three 3-pointers en route to a 16-point night. Other LR scorers were: Meghan VanLoan 9, Molly Christensen 9 (including two 3-pointers), Ashley Clark 3 (trey), Maddi Simms 2, Keyana Prescott 2 and Kalor Plummer 1. Cape 54, Lakers 40: The Capers out scored the Lakers 22-10 in the third quarter to pull away. Meghan VanLoan was high scorer for the Lakers with 15 points. Other scorers: Spencer True 7, Molly Christensen 6, Hunter Bodenheim 5, Allison Morse 4 and Ashley Clark 2. JV HOOPS, Page B

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Laker press zips Fryeburg Academy (Continued from Page B) handling responsibilities, point guard is not her natural position. Against Lake Region, you can never have enough ball handlers,” FA Coach Sean Watson said. “Being down our starting point guard certainly didn’t help, but injuries are part of the game and that’s why we have other players. One player didn’t decide the outcome of the game.” Lake Region’s constant pressure from end to end was the difference maker as the Raiders turned the ball over 31 times. “Paul (True)’s girls do a great job of anticipating the next pass or the next two passes. They get in passing lanes. Teams that get in the passing lanes are usually susceptible to back cuts and Lake Region recovers quickly. If they don’t, Carter erases a lot of those scoring chances,”

Coach Watson said. “They also move really well laterally and they do a very nice job of staying in their defensive stances.” The top-ranked Lakers (152) exploded with a 12-2 run to open the game, led by the Hancock clan. Sarah connected on a 3-pointer from the wing and later added a lay-up off a steal. Sister CeCe scored off a quick burst along the baseline, and Sydney swished a 3pointer from the corner. Senior Kayleigh Lepage also knocked down a 3-pointer from the right corner after the Lakers moved the ball crisply from one side of the court to the other. Fryeburg successfully slowed down Greely’s interior game last week by using a zone defense. Unlike the Rangers, the Lakers had little trouble scoring, putting up 16 points.

Again, good ball movement found open looks or seams to take the ball strong to the basket. LR was 8-of-12 from the foul line, while Carter scored 6 points off misses. FA developed some foul trouble as freshman Lexi L’Heureux-Carland, who was active on the boards, picked up her third foul with 4:40 left in the half and had to go to the bench. “We put in a zone specifically for Greely a few games ago. I was pleased with how the girls played against Greely and we made a decision to use it Monday with some changes. We kept our lower players tight in the zone to double the post and that meant our top players would have to defend the perimeter all the way to the corner,” Coach Watson said. “This was a huge gamble with the Lakers’

shooters, but with a team as good as Lake Region, we were forced to pick our poison. Any long range misses generally mean long rebounds and we hoped that would negate some of Carter’s strengths. We also hoped that some early misses from the perimeter might keep us in it and get in the heads of their perimeter players. They did miss a few early, but then got untracked.” Against the Laker defense, FA continued to struggle in the second quarter, managing just two hoops and four foul shots. Turnovers were again a problem as FA recorded 9 miscues. Up 33-12 at the half, the Lakers started the third a bit slow, but pushed the lead to 4218 after Sarah and Sydney hit back-to-back 3 pointers. After a Kelsey Winslow PRESS, Page B

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and get wide open looks, we can make those 3’s.” Coach True liked the fight and determination he saw in his club. “We really emphasized to break down the defense, find the gaps and take it to the basket. I didn’t care if we had shots blocked each time, we needed to be the aggressor. I thought the kids did that,” Coach True said. “Our kids play hard for 32 minutes. If we pressure like we do, we expect the other team will eventually break down.” Foul trouble would swing this game. The Lakers’ aggressive play inside paid off as Ashley Storey was whistled for three fouls in the third quarter, ultimately fouling out with 1:58 remaining. After Storey was hit with her fourth foul, she picked up her fifth on rebounding action before the Greely coaching staff could substitute. “Hindsight is 20-20. It is difficult to make that decision in the third quarter. We were in that position at the state game a year ago. If she played the remainder of the game, it would be a great coaching move. If she fouls out, then you are open to criticism. It sums up coaching in a nutshell,” Coach True said. “Whenever we were in a situation when they had just two bigs on the floor, I thought we were able to apply more pressure on the ball.” LR’s Savannah Devoe’s hustle to keep the ball alive off a missed free throw resulted in the big foul call. With Storey (0 points) out and Copp carrying four fouls, the Lakers continued their attack inside as Devoe scored two foul shots, Carter banked a shot off an offensive rebound, and CeCe Hancock converted a steal into a lay-up for a 30-23 Laker lead. The LR defense took over the fourth quarter as Greely managed just two field goals — scoring ELEVATING — Lake Region senior guard Sydney Hancock three foul shots over the final three minutes as the Lakers closed shoots over Greely center Ashley Storey during last Friday’s the game with a 7-2 run.

showdown with the Rangers.

(Rivet Photo)

“It’s an awesome statement. Everyone is back in action and healthy. It’s so fun to have us all together, playing as one, playing as a team. We’re confident,” Sarah said. “It took some time for everyone to get on the same page. We’re getting closer.” Sarah is also very pleased to see her little sister, CeCe, enjoying an “incredible” rookie season. “I see it as a real privilege to play with my sister and my cousin. They’re my best friends, and we get to play a sport that we all really love. There is no real competition amongst us because we share a common goal — to get a “W.” It’s not who had more points, rebounds or assists. It’s about how well did we all play together,” Sarah said. “Sometimes, we say some things to each other that we might not say to other teammates, simply because we know the other can take it. We point things out to each other to help the other out. When we get home, we leave the negative stuff behind and just talk about the good things we did. We want each other to succeed. We want to be great together.” Lake Region is starting to play its best basketball as the postseason nears. In many of the big Friday match-ups against the top contenders in the West, the Lakers seem to play in a gear quicker than their opponents. “Our kids love to play fast. 98% of the time I am perfectly fine with it. But, there are times we can read the floor a little bit better or perhaps just bring the ball up and run the offense,” Coach True said. “I would much rather have the problem of pulling the reins than trying to speed them up.” For the Lakers, Sydney Hancock had 8 points, Sarah Hancock 5 and Savannah Devoe 2. Turnovers: LR 12, GRE 21. FT: LR 10-23, GRE 6-9. Up next: The Lakers close out the regular season this Thursday (date changes, 5:30 boys/7 girls) against sixth-seed Gray-New Gloucester (13-4).

LAKERS PLACE FOURTH — The Lake Region varsity cheerleading squad placed fourth in their division at the annual Cheers from the Heart charity competition last weekend at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. The Lakers competed against various varsity squads from different classes and different regions of the state. All proceeds from the competition went to various local charities. “It was an honor to participate in such a great event,” LR Coach Ashleigh London said. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Emily Secord, Sarah Curley, Aime Worcester, Frances Kimball and Elizabeth Mitchell; (middle row) Rashawnda Currier; (back row) Co-Coach Samantha Scarf, Kacie Tripp, Brittany Perreault, Carley Watts, Rachel Davis, Mikayla Fortin, Jackie Laurent, Kassandra Girard and Coach Ashleigh London.


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Bright spots seen as Raiders prep for conference finals which they will get the next two weeks, and don’t be surprised to see this record lowered in the very near future,” Coach McDonald said. “Coach Collins and I are very pleased with the way these young men work and are optimistic about the WMC and States.” Andrew Emery had a day to remember in the sprints. A solid contributor for the past three years, Andrew cut .12 off his 55-meter time and followed that with a 1 second reduction in his 200-meter time. “These do not come easy. We are very happy to see this improvement late in the season,” Coach McDonald said. Divine Dockery is racing very well and may even meet the state standard in the high jump. Divine just started competing in the jumping events, a very technical task, but he is showing signs of great ability, Coach McDonald said.

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(Continued from Page B) Lakers 42, Greely 38: Allison Morse had a game-high 22 points to power the Lakers past Greely. Down 10-6, the Lakers took a 19-17 lead at halftime. LR and Greely entered the final quarter tied at 26-26. Morse scored 8 points during the final eight minutes as LR pulled out the road win. Meghan VanLoan chipped in 11 points, Molly Christensen had 6, Kalor Plummer 2 and Maddi Simms had 2 points. Wells 34, Lakers 17: The Lakers failed to score double digits in any quarter, falling to the Warriors. Allison Morse was high scorer for LR with 9 points. Meghan VanLoan netted 7 points and Maddi Simms sank a foul shot. York 44, Lakers 34: The Wildcats erased a 1-point deficit after a quarter of play with a 20-6 run en route to a victory over the Lakers. Allison Morse paced the LR offense with 14 points, while Meghan VanLoan had 9, Lucy Fowler 5, Kari Eldridge 4 and Molly Christensen had 2 points. Falmouth 31, Lakers 22: Down 10-9 after one, the Lakers were outscored by the Yachtsmen 14-7 in the middle quarters. Molly Christensen was LR high scorer with 7 points, including a trey. Meghan VanLoan added 5, Allison Morse 4, Keyana Prescott 2 and Ashley Clark had 2. (Two points went to a mystery player.) More results coming soon.

“This would be a feather in his cap should Divine qualify in this event,” the coach said. Emily Heggie and Izzy Hodgeman-Burns have both cleared 4-feet 10-inches in the high jump. Emily is the defending state champion and is reaching her peak at just the right time while Izzy is finding success week after week and who knows where this may lead, Coach McDonald reported. Jamie Gullikson has found “the groove” in the pole vault. Jamie moved to a new pole this week and added 6 inches to her season best. “Jamie is one of our captains and the smile on her face while she was vaulting Friday makes me think the best is yet to come,” Coach McDonald said. Another captain, Danae Dostie, is peaking at just the right time adding 9 inches to her long jump and running very well in the sprints and relays. “Danae is a coach’s dream — strong and quiet, a hard worker and a great role model for the younger athletes,” Coach McDonald said. “Danae’s future is very bright.” Lastly, Anna Lastra is on the verge of qualifying for States in the 800 meters. Anna ran very well Friday and FA coaches feel she can make the standard at WMC this Friday. “Only a freshman, Anna has shown the courage and work ethic needed to go to States,” Coach McDonald said. “One way or another, I believe this young lady will be at States.” Girls Results Junior Division 55 Meters: 3. Oriagna Inirio, 8.16; 7. Danae Dostie, 8.38; 10. Marta Ferreira, 8.67; 12. Esmeralda Hernandez, 8.81; 24. Angelidi Monegro, 10.91; wt 8.02. 200 Meters: 2. Ori Inirio, 29.61; 9. Danae Dostie, 31.65; 11. Marta Ferreira, 31.88; 13. Izzy Hodgman-Burns, 32.31; 14. Esmeralda Hernandez, 32.44; 20. Angelidi Monegro, 43.24; wt. Phone: Fax: Outside ME:

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800 Meters: 8. Anna Lastra, 2:43.34; 23. Molly Eklund, 2:58.96; 27. Jessie Duong, 3:02.86; wt 2:33.47. Pole Vault: 2. Jamie Gullikson 8-6; wv 10-6. Long Jump: 13. Danae Dostie, 13-4.25; 19. Esmeralda Hernandez, 11-7.75; wj 16-3.25. Final standings: Greely 194, York 103, Falmouth 79, Traip Academy 72, Freeport 68, Fryeburg Academy 62, Cape Elizabeth 48. Boys Results

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(Continued from Page B) baseline jumper to make it 48-24, Coach True went to his bench for the final five minutes of play. Junior Lucy Fowler made good on her chance to play, sinking a 3-pointer from the right wing, while sophomore center Meghan VanLoan netted two short-range jump shots and was 2-for-2 from the foul line. Fryeburg was a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul stripe in the fourth, and out scored the Lakers 18-13. “Lake Region is a better basketball team than us and they outplayed us but, as I told our players, we were neither out worked nor were we out hustled,” Coach Watson said. Up next: The Lakers host Gray-New Gloucester in the regular season finale Friday night at 7 p.m. The Raiders travel to Poland tonight, Feb. 7, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

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Junior Division 55 Meters: 4. Wayne Smith, 7.42; 6. Liuke Yang, 7.48; 9. Njemile Phillip, 7.53; 15. Joseph Schrader, 7.70; 19. Jared Stefano, 7.83; 27. Donovan Brown, 8.20; 29. Rodrigo Araujo, 8.26; 35. Brian Zuniga, 8.61; wt 7.32. 200 Meters: 6. Njemile Phillip, 26.40; 14. Jared Stefano, 27.51; 15. Joseph Schrader, 27.67; 27. Donovan Brown, 29.43; 33. Rodrigo Araujo, 30.40; 34. Brian Zuniga, 30.96; 38. Dat Vu, 32.74; wt 26.01. Shot Put: 6. Wyatt Rugg, 280; 10. Aaron Hennessy, 19-6; wt 41-7. Senior Division

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Fun & games

Page B, The Bridgton News, February 7, 2013

This week’s puzzle theme: Valentine’s Day

Laker indoor track (Continued from Page B) jumps during the season. The girls are disappointed with the indoor season ending soon, but it makes me really appreciate that we have the outdoor season to follow. I think both girls will improve a lot with the better training conditions that we have in the spring.” In other action: The top improvements on the boys’ side go to Ben Roy and Gaelon Kolczynski. “We had a gym practice last week and Ben started to understand the importance of the launch angle and velocity in the shot put,” Coach Snow said. “Coach Caron was working with him on an effective drill where Ben was throwing a med ball repeatedly. Coach Caron critiqued each toss and Ben threw again after the feedback. I think he’ll throw even farther this week at the WMC championships.”  Gaelon has been practicing well but missed the fourth meet due to illness. He came back this week with two PRs in the 55 meters and 200 meters.  “It sort of makes sense. He has been improving, but wasn’t able to show us his improve-

ments for two weeks,” Coach Snow said. Coach Snow sees the entire team driven to improve each week in every event.  Girls’ Results (PR, personal record) Junior Division 55 Meters: 14. Natasha Snow 9.45, PR; 15. Bridgette Letarte, 9.50, PR; 17. Rachel Stofflet, 9.76; 19. Zoe Snow, 10.07; wt 7.95. Shot Put: 9. Rachel Stofflet, 19-4, PR; 12. Natasha Snow, 18-1; 14. Zoe Snow, 16-4; wt 27-8. Senior Division 55 Meters: 1. Kate Hall, 7.42; 11. Luna Zhang, 9.02, PR; 17. Leanne Kugelman, 9.22; 25. Amy Angelone, 9.54, PR; 29. Molly Hook, 10.38. 200 Meters: 1. Kate Hall, 25.88; 17. Luna Zhang, 34.62; 20. Amy Angelone 35.00, PR. High Jump: Tied 1. Kristina Morton. 4-2, PR. Shot Put: 7. Kristina Morton, 24-2; 8. Molly Hook, 24-0.50; 12. Victoria Girardin, 22-10; 15. Amy Angelone, 21-6.50, PR; 16. Danielle LaPointe, 20-9; 18. Julia Carlson, 20-4; wt. 28-3. 800 Meters: 2. Maude Meeker, 2:41.89; 4. Audrey Blais, 2:49.59; 12. Kristina Morton, 3:02.67; 15. Mascha Kuhlman, 3:07.79, PR;

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55 Meter Hurdles: 2. Mason Kluge-Edwards, 9.49, PR; wt 8.91. High Jump: 2. Mason KlugeEdwards, 5-2; wj 5-10. Shot Put: 8. Ben Roy, 30-7.50, PR; wj 39-9.25. 800 Meters: 17. Nick Scarlett, 2:39.25, PR; 18. Ben Roy, 2:39.32, PR; wt 2:09.75. Long Jump: 14. Gaelon Kolczynski, 14-6.50; 19. Nick Scarlett, 12-3.50; wj 18-9. Triple Jump: 7. Mason KlugeEdwards, 33-8.75; wj 40-9.25. Boys’ Results Final standings: Wells 163.5, Junior Division Poland 114, Yarmouth 88, Gray55 Meters: 8. Gaelon NG 86, Sacopee Valley 60.5, Kolczynski, 7.56, PR; wt. 7.15. Hyde School 41, North Yarmouth 200 Meters: 4. Gaelon Academy 33, Lake Region 20. Kolczynski, 26.57, PR; wt. 25.78.

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Opinion & Comment

February 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Dawn DeBusk: It Dawned on Me

My Irish Up

Freezing reveals warmth

Any hostess knows how much preparation goes into an event that might only last an hour or two. Whether it is a wedding, a birthday party, Thanksgiving dinner or a local fundraiser, planning and groundwork are required to ensure things go as smoothly as possible. Also, having many helpful hands paves the path to pulling off a successful event. This January was the first time I was not standing on the sidelines during Freezing for a Reason, the annual fundraiser for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter (HHAS.) In 2013, I finally participated as one of the jumpers. I talked Girl Scout Troop No. 1964 into doing it with me. The group decision to be part of Freezing for a Reason wasn’t that difficult. First of all, we adore animals. Two years ago, we orchestrated a Haunted House and donated the proceeds to Harvest Hills. Everybody was ecstatic to be supporting the furry critters

staying at the region’s animal shelter. Perhaps, when everyone agreed to do it, the reality of dunking into water that should be frozen solid did not truly sink in. During this polar dip held in Bridgton, the people who braved the icy waters either deserve kudos or a certificate for being crazy. And, I was one of them. According to HHAS Executive Director Joan McBurnie, “This was one of the coldest years to jump. There was another year when the wind was really blowing off the lake. So this was one of the two coldest years. The coldness does make it harder. I look at the photos. I look at the expressions on people’s faces. There are some people who look miserable.” Still, the overall scene was positive with some teams entering the water with great fanfare and other folks sporting themed attire, she said. “After people go into the lake, there is such great excite-

Views from Augusta by Paul LePage Governor of Maine

Do the right thing

Many Mainers know what it is like to juggle their bills until payday arrives. Imagine waiting four years. That’s the reality for Maine’s 39 community hospitals. It is difficult to believe, but hospitals in dozens of Maine communities have not received payment from the state for Medicaid services they provided dating back to 2009. Bridgton Hospital is owed $4.25 million. Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway is owed $5.96 million. That’s more than $10 million in outstanding debt owed to these two hospitals alone. In total, the state owes Maine hospitals $484 million. This debt is downright bad for business — not just for our hospitals, but for our state. The negative impact of this debt cannot be understated. In a letter to me, Bridgton Hospital President David Frum wrote, “We have had selective layoffs, deferred hiring people, frozen wages and delayed capital projects due in part to our tenuous cash situation.” The unpaid debt has played a major role in these hospitals’ management and operations. As the bills have gone unpaid, many hospitals have had to lay off employees and reduce benefits, borrow against lines of credit to meet payroll and other obligations, dip into savings and forgo interest delay payments to local vendors and eliminate services. Capital improvements, like building additions and renovations and the purchase of new equipment have been delayed. The hospitals that employ and care for Maine people deserve better, and Maine’s economy demands it. In 2010, I stood as a candidate outside of Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and said that if I became governor, I would make paying these bills a priority. During my first budget, I pushed to address the significant hospital debt by paying monies owed for years 2004-2008. I also worked to see that a new system for payment got implemented — a system that pays most hospitals in real time. This week, I took the next step in making good on my promise — I proposed a plan to pay the remainder of the hospital debt that I inherited when I took office. When the emergency legislation I have submitted is enacted, the state will immediately issue a revenue bond secured by future liquor sales to pay Maine’s $186 million share of the bill, trigRIGHT, Page B

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Last November, the Association of Agencies on Aging put on an “Aging Advocacy Summit” at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference was well attended and focused on trends for making Maine’s elderly healthier. Jessica Maurer, director of Maine’s Association of Agencies on Aging, in her opening remarks provided some interesting facts about Maine’s demography: • 300,000 Mainers are over 60 years of age; • 30,000 are over 85 (and 72% of those are women); • 10% of Maine’s elders live at or below the federal poverty level; • Nearly one in eight Maine seniors suffer from hunger; • An estimated 33,000 people a year may be victims of elder abuse;

• An estimated 37,000 Mainers have some form of dementia; • In Maine, Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older; • It is estimated that more than 65,000 people in Maine are providing informal care for those with dementia. The good news is that there are many groups, including partners from the medical community as well as the Agencies on Aging, working together to help keep Maine’s aging population healthy. For more information, check out the website at www.maine4A.org Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Save the fluff!

Dawn DeBusk and her daughter Dani take the plunge. ment and energy. Nobody comes that seemed to be over in the away saying, ‘Boy, that was a blink of an eye. I guess it was complete waste of my time.’ ” always a goal that I could not Taking part in the polar complete alone. McBurnie said plunge into Highland Lake has the wintertime fundraiser falls been a goal of mine for almost into the category of, “It takes a five years. village.” It was not lost on me how “The shelter all by itself, we so many community members could not pull off this event had pulled together for an event FREEZIN’, Page B

In late-breaking animal news about late animals: Nefertiti, the orbiting orb weaver, has bit the space dust. It’s a sad day for those who love spiders. For the rest of us, not so much. Nefertiti was a jumping spider that orbited the earth hundreds of times on the space station. Interviewed on Animal Planet while still in space, Nefertiti, using eight-legged sign language, said she would go into space again if it would help future generations of spiders to better cope with zero gravity conditions, or could somehow help balance the federal budget. The first two spiders in space, Arabella and Arachne, had died on the job, but Nefertiti actually made it back to Earth, and took up residence in the Smithsonian before succumbing recently to complications of kidney failure and diabetes. Spiders have kidneys? Who knew? People seem to care about animal life in proportion to the fluffiness of the endangered species. If millions of frogs are dying from increased exposure to UV radiation, everyone’s like, “Ha-ha, oh well — big deal, they’re frogs!” I, a cat lover, see their point. Insects, sure, step on them all, but why would anyone hurt a cat? Cats are so… fluffy. And baby seals, those big innocent eyes! Animal lovers just can’t understand people-on-fluffy cruelty. And spiders? Well, they deserve it, creeping around all day like FLUFF, Page B

The Great Recession rolls on

Lots of things caused the Great Recession we’re in — but the biggest was the subprime mortgage crisis. And what caused that? Government meddling in the housing market, that’s what. Guess we’ll never do that again, right? Wrong. We’re at it again and this time it’s worse. The full faith and credit of the United States of America — which used to mean something — is behind mortgages for up to 150% of what a house is worth. Yes, you read that right. Our brilliant federal officials are guaranteeing mortgages to underwater homeowners for more than their houses are worth! It was bad enough that our government caused the housing bubble by strong-arming banks into writing mortgages to people who couldn’t pay them back. Now that housing prices have tumbled and foreclosures have gone through the roof, our government is prop-

Letters

Clarity is the difference

To The Editor: While refuting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rhetorical question, “What difference does it make?,” Tom McLaughlin omitted a very important example — the difference between fact and opinion. By stating that the Obama administration has been “ignoring the Constitution,” McLaughlin also ignored several facts. The presidential oath that the Constitution be upheld does not mandate that campaign promises be fulfilled. (In that case, there are many past U.S. presidents who are similarly guilty.) Quadrupling debt can be laid at the feet of the Congress, the branch of government authorized by Article I Section 8 to “borrow money on the credit of the United States,” and to levy funds to pay its debts, and we all know what a political football these issues have become. Unfortunately, perhaps, there is no constitutional provision that requires bipartisanship, especially since the “Framers” did not anticipate that political parties would become important. Likewise, appointing officers during Congressional recess is not unconstitutional, and the Congress may vest appointment of “inferior offices” in the “President alone” as established by Article II. Exact procedure may be further defined, but are set by rules of each house and are not specifically provided for in the Constitution. The Federal Reserve was created in 1913, and its activi-

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

ping up what’s left of it by pushing 150% mortgages with all of us on the hook for them. Oh and by the way: we’re more than $16 trillion in debt. That means we’re the absolutely biggest debtor nation in history and getting bigger by the hour. So what are those geniuses we elected to the White House and Congress doing about this? Furrowing their brows and pretending to do something while making it worse all the time. They keep borrowing, and now 70% of our new debt is “purchased” by the Federal Reserve. For you low-information voters

out there who gave Dear Leader his second term, here’s a little economics lesson: When the U.S. government borrows money, it issues bonds. Think of these bonds as IOUs the U.S. government gives to people it borrows money from. Remember the U.S. Savings Bonds your grandmother gave you for your birthday? Those little pieces of paper didn’t represent the U.S. saving anything. They represented the United States borrowing from your grandmother and promising to pay back whatever number of dollars it said on the bonds.

ties, including printing bank notes, is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. Since Richard Nixon ended the ability to directly convert dollars to gold in 1971, there has been nothing of constant value to “back them up.” (The question of the gold standard is lengthy and complex. There have been several actions that have altered the concept that our currency is backed by a legally established value of gold.) Most important, is the implication that the Second Amendment is sacrosanct and any discussion of its subject would violate it. Throughout our history, others of our rights have been limited, most notably, the rights of free speech, assembly, and press that are protected by the First Amendment. Political discussion and action in the area of “bearing arms” wound not necessarily violate the Second Amendment. Other assertions made by Mr. McLaughlin in his column are his own, and he is welcome to them. However, it is important we remember that while he has the right to hold his own opinions, he should not be able to establish his own facts. Dee Miller Bridgton

battery died, leaving me just enough to call my mom and AAA to inform them of my situation. I left my car running for a little while before shutting it off to save gas, and sat waiting in the cold for roughly an hour for AAA to arrive. Much to my surprise, four men stopped to ask if I was all right and offered their assistance. Their generosity enlightened my unhappiness and made me truly grateful that someone cared to check on me. Someone also called the Bridgton Police to inform them that I was on the side of the road. The policeman got there at the same time as AAA and spent time talking with my grandmother (who had come to keep me warm) and myself while the repairmen changed my tire. My gratitude extends to the four men who offered help and to the Bridgton policeman who increased my spirits and belief in humanity. Ashley Iwans  Norway

Faith in humanity

To The Editor: Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, on one of the coldest days in recent history, I had a flat tire early in the evening on my way home from the garage. I had already had a chaotic day dealing with the uncertainty of whether or not my vehicle would pass inspection, so obtaining a flat did not improve my mood. To add to it, my phone’s

Dysfunctional governing

To The Editor: Barack Obama’s overweening arrogance and extreme narcissistic demeanor are exceeded only by the horrific damage his inane policies are inflicting on the American people. The president’s terribly dysfunctional upbringing and the exposure to so many far left anti-American radical mentors during his formative years, plus decades immersed in what is the cesspool of Chicago and Illinois politics, has left him deeply ashamed of an America that has been preeminently successful materially for decades now, while much of the world’s

They were IOUs with interest. Got that? Our government was going further into debt and Grammy believed it would pay her (or you) back. Well, that belief about the U.S. government’s ability to pay back what it borrows has been shaken severely. The rest of the world is nervous about the financial stability of the U.S. government and you should be too — but clearly you aren’t, or you wouldn’t have voted for the Dear Leader. When Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner issues bonds, (tries to borrow more trillions of dollars), buyers say “Uh-uh. No way am I going to lend you any more money. Not for that low interest rate.” Now the U.S. government isn’t about to let interest rates go up because that would hasten its bankruptcy. So what does it do? It hints to bald, bearded Ben Bernanke — chairman of the “indepenRECESSION, Page B

population has suffered in poverty. Rather than encourage other nations to strive for the hard won success America has achieved through a great expenditure of blood, sweat and tears, Obama appears to be bound and determined to drag our nation back to the rest of the pack. With the close to lockstep connivance of the radical left Democratic Party, Obama is in reach of attaining his goal. Our national government is piling up debt at a rate that is unprecedented in America’s long and illustrious history. This president’s sea of red ink will soon surpass the total debt accumulated by all 43 previous presidents combined. Because Congress refuses to go along with many of his outlandish schemes, Obama is bypassing them and by executive fiat, ramming his radical agenda down our throats anyway. The warning signs concerning our economy and culture could not be more glaring, yet most Americans are either totally oblivious about what is happening to our nation or they couldn’t care less. The fate of our nation rests with we, the people, and right now, it appears that we are content to let this imperial president turn America into something our forebears would not recognize. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

Murder matters

To The Editor: Points of agreement: Indeed, Tom McLaughlin has a point when he speaks about the testimony of Secretary of State LETTERS, Page B


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(Continued from Page B) Hillary Clinton in reference to Benghazi. It makes a difference whether murders occur because of inattention to basic priorities such as ignoring (or failure) to receive and acknowledge a plea for more security from a newlyappointed ambassador entering a place where strife and violence are rampant. Perhaps it makes less difference whether the assassinations occurred because of a badly made film, denigrating an entire culture or if terrorism that killed the ambassador and embassy officials was intertwined with a previous assassination of an al-Qaeda operative? Second point of agreement: It makes a difference to quadruple our debts and pay for them by printing trillions of dollars in the Federal Reserve with nothing to back them. Now for my “What difference does it make review.” Debt: Debt makes a huge difference to the American public. However, I am not in agreement about the causes of such and what actually has made a difference. The credit card industry was set up by the banking industry to make profits off of interest. The use of credit cards and debt has another function, as well. It has been used in the name of competition and capitalism to keep prices confusingly higher and adjustable than can be sustained by ordinary people. Credit cards are not only used for the purchase of non-essential consumer goods, but for basic services like education, health, affordable housing and transportation. Indeed, how we see profit and debt makes a difference about who becomes collateral damage and who prospers. Should those whose wages are already low, whose pensions and benefits are wiped out be the ones accused of fiscal irresponsibility when the price for education, transportation, health care and housing soars and or crashes because of factors that have more to do with creative financing than the fiscal irresponsibility from the

FUN ON A WINTER DAY — Out for a sleigh ride, Tim Rogers and his very popular horse, Shamus, trot along the trails with a sleigh full of lucky people. Tim and Shamus were busy at Winter Carnival Day in Brownfield giving rides, to everyone’s delight. (Photo by Brian Merrill)

poor Taxation: Unlike McLaughlin’s perspective on cause and effect about what does and does not make a difference, I believe it is truth that those who stash ill-made fortunes in off-shore bank accounts, manipulate the selling of stocks and those who receive benefits of numerous loopholes in the present taxation structure are not blamed enough for fiscal irresponsibility, whereas the burden of blame is usually projected on the poor. One of the most egregious and outrageous sins of the financial industry is that they have developed for themselves a “win-win” situation, which means that while they benefit from the success of wise investments, they also profit from the loss of monetary investments.   Campaign funding: Does it make a difference to a democratic system of government to have elected representatives depend on campaign contributions from those with great wealth rather than be accountable to a literate, educated voting electorate? The public interest: How can public representatives continue to work on behalf of a constituency that has little power or

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money, especially when they are constantly tempted with lucrative jobs as lobbyists when they retire from public service?  The executive branch: When an executive branch, elected by the people, is unable to make appointments to cabinet posts and/or to the National Labor Relations Board because extremist Republicans are all too willing to filibuster and challenge every single appointment, is it really a terrible thing to make a few appointments during the Christmas holiday, and believe that it was fine to do so because Congress was essentially in recess.  Partisan politics: When Republicans are willing to vote against their own introduced legislation for purposes of defeating the president, doesn’t this makes a difference to the practice of non-partisanship negotiations and compromises that should support the public interest? Second Amendment: Cannot understand why McLaughlin and others believe the government is hell bent on violating the Second Amendment. Everything I have either read in a variety of newspapers or seen on TV proclaims that gun control advocates are not interested in seizing hunting rifles and handguns used for protection or doing away with the Second Amendment. Alas, there is monetary support from gun manufacturers and their paid lackeys to promote the unlicensed, unregulated selling and purchase of semi-automatic guns along with gun magazines capable of killing a huge number of people in a matter of seconds. Isn’t this something that we all could agree should be a cause of concern, especially when far too many guns are bought by criminals and those with mental illness, presenting a security problem that perhaps cannot be completely solved but certainly ameliorated. Crocodile tears: Self-righteous prevaricators with more economic leverage than most cry “crocodile tears,” pleading that they are the abused and victimized by the constraints of government, the lame-stream media, socialists, idiots, Muslim Jihadist, conspirators, incompetents, Communist, Nazis, queers,

etc.; it enforces my belief that the right wing is more of a threat to national security and freedom than those requesting moderate forms of gun regulations to stop a spate of violence that has killed unsuspecting children and ordinary citizens, who are simply going about their daily lives. Collateral damage: When all efforts to use non-violent dissent and protest, as well as the vote, are ineffectual, we are serious trouble. Hope: I was given hope, rather than a sense of futility by the past elections. The hope is that there is enough of us, whether rich or poor or middle class, to make a positive difference for the better, but I’m not holding my breath. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

South Casco Post Office

To The Editor: As everyone knows, the United States Postal Service continues to be in financial difficulty. Due to what can only be described as poor business practices and a lack of insight/ foresight, USPS continues to hemorrhage financially. Unfortunately, instead of taking some common sense steps to reduce their financial stressors, the USPS has decided that they will attack and attempt to close smaller local post offices. This whole process is referred to as a “POST PLAN REVIEW.” South Casco recently had its “POST PLAN REVIEW.” The first step in the review is that a survey is distributed to all box holders. In this survey, it was stated that the hours of operation would change from six hours to six hours. I have no idea who wrote this piece of drivel but I would guess that it was done by someone’s six-year-old (and not reviewed by anyone else). What does this mean? Most of the patrons assumed that it meant there would be no changes. NOT SO! The next step in the “POST PLAN REVIEW” was for a “community meeting” to occur in the lobby of the post office at 5 p.m. It was at this meet-

ing that we all discovered that the hours of operation will still be six each weekday. However, the actual window hours will be changed from what they are at present. Currently, window hours are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. What the USPS wants to make them now is 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There are multiple issues with what the USPS has done to the South Casco post office and what they will thus be doing to our accessibility. First: They intentionally LIED about what the proposed hours would be changed to. In fact, they implied that there would be no change in hours of operation. Had they been honest about their plans, it is likely that more consumers would have attended the “community meeting” so that concerns could at least be voiced and addressed. Second: USPS failed to recognize (or just didn’t care) about all of the summer residents that are box holders at the South Casco post office. Because the survey (and meeting) was done in the middle of winter, none of these folks are allowed a say at all. If you have lived in this area for any length of time, you know that the number of residents doubles or even triples in the summer months. Third: The hours that USPS proposes to change South Casco post office to cut the time periods where there is likely to be the greatest outlay of money. Basically then, what USPS has done is to insure that South Casco will make a smaller amount of revenue and can thus then be closed all together because of its lack of profit. Can you say self-fulfilling prophecy? Fourth: Do any of you know anyone who is willing to work at any facility six days a week and have five of those days cut into work hours of 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and then 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. That’s a three and one-half hour break, in the middle of the day, each and every working day. What do they suppose that employee is supposed to do? In all likelihood, they can’t afford to drive home and back each day. Is there anything in the surrounding area that can keep them occupied for three and one

half hours every day, five days a week just for a few weeks, let alone for years? And for those of you who wonder, USPS has made it clear that this three and one half hours down time each day is a “lunch break” and therefore employees are not on the clock doing any work for the USPS. Additionally, unlike the old days, USPS now uses what they call “non-career employees.” A non-career employee is someone who is paid little and receives no benefits such as sick time, vacation time, holiday pay and/or medical benefits. All the more unlikely that the noncareer employee is going to travel home and back four times each day with gas around $4 a gallon! My guess is what we’ll lend up with is a hodgepodge of staff working at the South Casco post office (if they can find anyone at all!) Fifth: Patrons were advised of all of the local post offices that we can go to that are within a seven-mile radius of the South Casco post office. I think we all know where the local post offices are. If you are like me, and live on a private road with no mail delivery to your house (and there are a lot of us who do), you pretty much don’t have an option other than a PO box. Depending upon your location, are you willing to travel every day to Windham to get your mail? Sixth: USPS not only lied and fed its South Casco patrons a bunch of baloney in their survey, they then continued with their dishonesty and disrespect in their “community meeting.” As has been pointed out, many locals did not attend the meeting because USPS made it seem like there would be no change in hours. Plus, the summer residents were not even given a chance to either fill out the survey or attend the meeting. They’ll all arrive in May and have no idea what happened. And additionally, the “meeting” was held in mid-winter, in the lobby of a small post office where we all got to stand, shoulder to shoulder and listen to USPS’s mouthpiece. The talking suit was not anyone in upper management. He was simply a postmaster from Portland. He had no information about South Casco’s needs and had no ability to make any changes in any implementations. SO…Let’s get this right…USPS didn’t even have the decency, respect or courtesy to send a representative from management who could explain the plan or discuss options available? YEP — TRUE! Well, that makes me feel valued, how about you? Though I could go on and on about USPS’s intentional sabotage of the South Casco post office, I believe that the above points illustrate more than enough to put residents’ hackles up. Need it be said that USPS apparently is willing to sacrifice the service in smaller locales to make up for their fiscal shortfalls (again, shortfalls that are primarily because of years of poor management and poor judgment on their part). I, for one, am unwilling to let my services be made substandard without letting folks know what’s happening. I would LETTERS, Page 13B


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IMMACULATE, VERY ENERGY ­ — efficient 2-bedroom brick home located in small brick community close to Bridgton village. No pets, no smoking, first, last & security plus references. freshly-painted and new carpets throughout. $875 month plus utilities. Includes plowing and lawn maintenance. Fryeburg Academy school district. Call Brickwoods at 207-452-2441. tf48

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

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NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice second floor, 1-bedroom apartment. Excellent quiet location. No pets, nonMISCELLANEOUS smokers. $650 month includes heat. 5t3 SUPER BOWL — redeemable cans/ EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will Call 1-617-272-6815. travel. Site work, foundations dug, BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apart- bottles? Donate them to Bridgton back filling, septic systems, sand, ment near town. $650 per month in- Public Library! Label bag “BPL” & loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- cludes heat. Separate entrance. 207- drop off at Depot Street Redemption. 647-5648. 4t6x 4377 or 627-4560. tf44 890-2257. 4t5 ‘THINK CLEAN’ — Home Cleaning Services. From big to small, we clean it. Call for free estimates. (207) 595-6663 or (207) 595-6096. 1t6x

DENMARK — 3-bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Heat/hot water/trash/plowing included. Peaceful country setting with water views, walk to town beach. EVERGREEN CLEANING — Town park is 400 feet away. Full Lake Region’s eco-friendly cleaning monthly rent is $861 but is subsidized service. Homes-offices-camps and by the Maine State Housing Authormore. Great rates, fully insured. Call ity. Quiet pets are OK but sorry, no 207-253-9044. 4t3x dogs are allowed. A security deposit is required. Please call for information: FOR SALE 508-947-3796. 4t4x PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www.harvesthills. org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21 tf3 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 LAB PUPPIES — AKC Champion Pedigree. Yellows and blacks, males and females. Available now in Harrison. $750. 207-595-8789. 3t6x

DRIVERS — Start up to $.40/mile. VEHI­CLES FOR SALE Home weekly. CDL-A 6 months OTR experience required. 50 brand new JESUS IS LORD – new and used Coronados you’ll be proud to drive! auto parts. National locator. Most 888-406-9046. 2t5x parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, tf30 — mechanic. State Inspection License 207-647-5477. required. ASC certification preferred. FOR RENT Portland Street Auto & Body. 647SOUTH BRIDGTON — One-bed8134. 2t6 room apartment. $175 week or $550 KIND SOUL NEEDS HELP — with month, $400 security deposit. Call transportation. A kind, hard-working 647-3565. tf3 local resident walks to work every day. Now that winter is here, it creates WEST BRIDGTON ­— Studio aparta tremendous challenge. Looking for ment with views of Beaver Pond. a kind soul who can help another. It Available immediately. $425 month limits his ability to obtain a second job includes heat. Call Suz at 781-631tf48 because of his financial need and in- 6731. clement weather conditions. Looking SOUTH CASCO/RTE. 302 — Seekfor a mode of transportation (an older ing mature roommates to share 4-bedcar or scooter) that someone would room, 2-bath home. $450 to $550 per be willing to let him have. If you can month. Call 655-7777 for details. help, please call 517-213-5341. Thank 3t5x you. 2t5x BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartGENERAL MAINTENANCE ment, intown location, 1st floor, heat/ — helper needed for Camp Encore- hot water included. $800 per month. Coda in Sweden. April 22 through 207-583-4211. tf51 mid-August, 25-30 hours per week. Basic carpentry skills required. Non- HARRISON — 2-bedroom house, smoking camp. Contact Peter Jordan new hardwood floors, close to town. at pwjordan1228@yahoo.com tf6 $800 month plus security deposit. Call 583-4809. tf2 SHIPPING POSITION — with various duties. Mature individual able to WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom work alone, 5 days per week, 10 a.m. apartment available. $650 month & - 3 p.m. in Naples location. Call 647- security deposit. Includes heat. No 3300. 3t6 smoking. No pets. 207-450-4271. tf3 Public Notice

TOWN OF BROWNFIELD BID REQUEST

The Town of Brownfield is accepting bids on the replacement of the “gym” windows and one office window at the Community Center. Project will include removal and disposal of existing windows and installation of replacement windows. Please contact Julie (207-935-2007) for a detailed spec sheet and with any questions. Project needs to be completed prior to May 24, 2013. Proof of insurance is required with bid. Please submit bid package in person to the Town Office at 82 Main Street or by mail to Town of Brownfield, 82 Main Street, Brownfield, ME 04010. Deadline for bid acceptance is Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. 2T5

BRIDGTON INTOWN — 3rd floor studio apartment. Neat, clean, bright, sunny. No pets, no smoking. $500 includes heat, hot water, snow, trash removal. Security, first. 647-9090. tf51 BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom, 1½-bath house intown. $800 month & security deposit. Utilities not included. Call Jim or Deb, 647-2941. 2t5x HARRISON — One-bedroom with wall-to-wall carpeting, heat & electric included, also snow and trash removal. Non-smokers. References required, no pets. $500 monthly. Call 743-6895. 4t6x

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The Town of Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in accordance with 30-A MRSA §3002 for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed amendments for the following ordinances: — Peddlers Ordinance of the Raymond Miscellaneous Ordinances The complete text is available online at www.raymondmaine.org and at the Town Office. 2T5

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NOTICE NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR RAYMOND BEACH MANAGEMENT Sealed proposals will be received for Raymond Beach Management until 2:00 p.m. on February 22, 2013. The RFP document is on file at the Raymond Town Office or online at www.raymondmaine.org along with supporting information and detailed specifications. Please direct all questions to Danielle Loring, danielle.loring@raymondmaine.org or 655-4742 ext 133. Please send both sealed bids and proposals to: Town of Raymond ATTN: Danielle Loring 401 Webbs Mills Road Raymond, ME 04071

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SECTION 15. LAND USE STANDARDS B. Principal and Accessory Structures 1. In addition (new section (d)) D. The water body, tributary stream or wetland setback provision shall not apply to Municipally owned structures within the reclaimed areas of Route 302, and the Naples Bay Bridge Project area.

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Paying off hospitals the right thing to do very costly wrongs of my predecessor: the bargain basement, shortsighted 10-year sell-off in 2004 of one of the state’s most reliable revenue streams — our liquor business — and the decision to stop settling-up our hospital bills in an attempt to grow welfare. More importantly, they allow Maine to truly move forward. Because we’re finally erasing our old debt, I’ll issue $105 million in voter-approved bonds for transportation, conservation, clean water and construction at our state’s higher education institutions. In total, nearly $600 million will be directly invested into Maine’s economy. From

the dozens of letters of support I’ve already been sent, including from nearly every hospital in the state, I know that amount is just the start. Most hospitals have told me they have capital improvement projects ready to come off the shelf and good paying positions to post. Because this is the right thing to do and will have a dramatic effect in creating jobs and investment and improving Maine’s

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The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on February 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. Proposed zoning change from Rural to Commercial for the property located on Casco Road and shown on Naples Tax Map U4, Lot 2 submitted by Robert Fogg, Q-Team. 2T5

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ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, 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 Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

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CHIMNEY CLEANING Mr. Chimney & Handyman Complete chimney care/handyman services Roof raking/snowblowing/stove installs Randy Shephard 207-409-9451 Bridgton

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

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton

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FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480 Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311

HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355

HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

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

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where they are often the largest employer, but in our state, where they hire, build, educate and care for our loved ones. Let’s pay our bills and get Maine moving. It is, quite simply, the right thing to do.

The Harrison Water District will have two openings for the Board of Directors for the upcoming term of three (3) years. We urge all interested to pick up nomination papers at the Harrison Town Office. Nomination papers will be available February 11, 2013 and are due back by March 4, 2013. These trustees shall be bona fide residents within the territorial limits of the Harrison Water District and residents of the Town of Harrison or Bridgton. The election will take place on March 18, 2013 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. 1T6

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2. Camp Sunshine has submitted an application for Site Plan review to permit construction of a proposed 95'x 30' Service Building with Office Space on property known as Map 23, Lot 39. The property is commonly known as 51 Acadia Road and is located within the Camp Sunshine Contract Zone Agreement passed at Town Meeting on January 12, 2013. 3. Other.

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(Continued from Page B) gering an instant $298 million federal match. As part of this plan, the state will retain operational control over liquor sales starting in the summer of 2014 when the current 10-year private contract expires. That contract has cost Maine hundreds of millions, and my plan will be a far better deal for the state and consumers. We will contract out distribution and warehousing through a competitive, transparent bid process, and I believe under state management, we can actually grow this business by lowering prices on spirits so Maine can better compete with New Hampshire. These actions make right two


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Government and the Great Recession

(Continued from Page B) dent” Federal Reserve — that it needs more “quantitative easing.” And what the heck is “quantitative easing” you may ask? It’s bald, bearded Ben creating dollars out of thin air. He’s printing monopoly money. When he denies that the “independent” Federal Reserve prints money, he’s not telling the truth. Oh, technically, he’s right. The

dollars he’s creating out of thin air are not paper dollars or what we call “hard copy.” They’re digital dollars. We all know people with huge credit card debt. How did they get there? Did they pass hard-copy dollars when they bought things? No. They used digital dollars. When they reached their debt ceiling, what did they do? Got another credit

card and rolled their debt over onto it. Did any hard copy dollars change hands? No. They continued doing this as long as they were allowed to. Let me repeat that: As long as they were allowed to. This is what the U.S. government is doing through the Federal Reserve — rolling old debt into everincreasing new debt. How long will they continue doing this?

As long as they’re allowed to. Now think what would happen if people with huge credit card debt obtained printing presses that could print dollars — or super computers that could create digital dollars — without going to jail. What would happen to our economy with all that funny money in circulation? It would collapse, right? But that’s what bald,

bearded Ben Bernanke is doing at the Federal Reserve in this third round of printing/creating dollars that he calls “quantitative easing.” Low-information voters gave us the Ivy-League educated, government leaders who assure us that all this is okay because they know what they’re doing. Barack and Ben must know what they’re doing because

they went to Harvard, right? They’re smarter than all the rest of us and we’ve put our faith in them, so everything will be all right, won’t it? The economic mess Obama inherited from Bush is nothing compared to what he’s inheriting from his own first term. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

In proportion to the fluffiness of the species

(Continued from Page B) that. Also locusts, fish, crustaceans, snakes; most cold-blooded creatures, in fact, generate little sympathy. Remember that deadly venomous snake found stretched out across a hiking trail, expired from exposure, last fall down in southern Maine? It apparently had escaped from someone’s private keeping. Still, except for the snake itself, everyone seemed quite happy that it was dead. With so many species a day going extinct on Planet Earth,

it’s kind of strange that a single week-old creature dying, like that baby giant panda at the National Zoo last September, could lead national newscasts. But then you get a look at a picture of that cute little bugger in the zookeeper’s hands and…AAAWWWWWWW! The Cute Factor pegs beyond Overwhelming, all the way to Physically Crippling. There are special exceptions to the fluffy rule. Size matters, fluffy or no. Whales, for example, the largest mammals on

earth, are not fluffy. But they are warm-blooded, they somehow seem maternal and humans find them fascinating. Politically speaking, we love whales; practically speaking, we’re killing them off at an alarming rate. This is what humans do: as a mass, we’re cruel, pragmatic, cold-blooded killers; as individuals, we tend to be carnivorous hypocrites who slather barbecue sauce on defenseless but quite tasty cows and chickens that were raised in cruel pens — and then we go picket somebody

else for exterminating the cuter, fluffier species. The size of the eyeball also has some bearing on whether we even notice if a particular form of animal life is turning toes-up. Big eyes are second to fluffiness on the Awwwww Scale. Large eyeballs alone won’t do it, however — consider the giant squid, which most people, with the exception of third grade boys, find repulsive and scary. (The feeling is mutual, for the squid.) And consider also: when aliens land in most movies they

are depicted as scaly, distended, slimy, hairless things, often with large eyes. This last, macro-ocular virtue does them no good, on the lovability scale. In fact, in the movies, people immediately start shooting. (Heck, why stop now?) If real aliens ever do land on the White House lawn, perhaps ricocheting off a lobbyist, and they’re fluffy and start blinking at us with their awesomely cute helpless eyes, like baby seals, you can bet they’ll be welcomed with open arms.

Now, President Obama may or may not be warm and fuzzy, but he would have nothing on the fluffy aliens, and we would all be secretly rooting for them. (The Republicans, you can bet, would be rooting more openly.) Yes, our sympathies would be with the space aliens, at least until such time as they wheeled out their Planet Fragmenting Ray. We could try blinking our great big eyes at them, but you have to figure cosmic justice would be served, despite our considerable charms.

Freezing reveals the region’s warmth and unity

(Continued from Page B) without this community’s assistance,” McBurnie said, adding that she sees some of these volunteers once a year — during the week of Bridgton’s Winter Carnival. “We might not ever come together. We are a shelter; they are a fire department; they are private businesses. But, we all come together for one cause,” she said. “There are so many facets of people. It is extraordinary.” With any fundraiser, preparations usually begin months ahead of time. No matter how many items have been marked off on the to-do list, there are always things that cannot be done until the day of the event. One vital detail comes into being a few days beforehand:

The hole in the ice that provides an open swimming spot for the dippers. The Bridgton Public Works staff removes the ice from Highland Lake. The job calls for an excavator with a backhoe to remove the large pieces of lake ice. Like falling snowflakes, “Every single year, the ice is different,” McBurnie said. “One year, they had to cut the ice twice. Seriously, there was 20 inches of ice; and then, it froze again. The gorgeous pieces of ice were unbelievable.” After the public works crew completes the ice removal at Highland Lake, the owner of A-Plus Plumbing and Heating arrives and sets up a pump to keep the water circulating so the ice doesn’t refreeze. A-Plus

stays on McBurnie’s speed dial. During Winter Carnival preparations, the Bridgton Police Department keeps an eye on the hole — for public safety reasons, and to report any problems with the water-circulation machines. Likewise, the Bridgton Fire Department members roll up their sleeves and assist with ice removal as well as using a fire hose to fill up the hot tubs on Saturday morning. Talk about killing two birds with one stone, or rather saving two cats with one pledge. Employees at Bridgton Hospital get their required practice by setting up the facility’s hazardousmaterials tent, which doubles as the women’s changing tent. Then, the Oxford/Cumberland County Dive team completes training hours under the ice.

At noon on jump day, it was mitten weather as friendly volunteers worked around the wind to register jumpers and count pledge money. (An hour leaves plenty of pace time to psyche up or chicken out.) At 1 p.m., my mind was more focused on the activity than the temperature of the lake. Momentarily, my brain did step in and question why I was exposing my body to dangerously cold water. Around me, there were the supportive smiles of the people who stood on the shoreline – taking the towels of the jumpers. There was the steady, serene presence of the rescue crew in the water. In the women’s tent, there were words of congratulations and pats on the back.

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McBurnie said all the groups of people who do their part in the fundraiser, do it so well it is “like a fine-tuned, well-oiled machine.” “It is just one of my more fun events. You’d think it would be nerve-racking, but it isn’t because everyone works together,” she said. Her “thank you list” was long, as is the “thank you list” I have mentally compiled to everyone involved in Freezing in 2013 and for the past 11 years. I must list yet another warm item: The hooded sweatshirts. According to McBurnie, the event sponsors basically pay for the cost of the sweatshirts. “People love their sweatshirts. On any day of the week, I go into Hannaford in Bridgton, and I’ll see people wearing them. I see a rainbow of colors

from different years. It’s great,” the animal shelter’s executive director said. Cool, I finally did my part. I did what my heart had desired to do: Participate. Go into some freezing water on a winter’s day with some friends, and raise some money to support the wellbeing of some dogs and cats that I do not own. Yes, I am giving myself a pint-sized pat on my back. On the other hand, I admire the people who raised $1,000; and those who came out dripping from head to toe. Next year, I vow to do even better. For now, I will be one of those people in the community who wears my Freezing for a Reason sweatshirt in public. It totally makes sense: The sweatshirt represents a worthy cause plus it is really warm and comfortable.

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Obituaries

Walter Sargent

Teresa M. Beane

WILTON — Walter Sargent, 64, of Wilton, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1948, in Quincy, Mass., a son of Eliot and Anne (Bigney) Sargent. He attended Weymouth schools and went on to attend the University of San Francisco, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History. While working on those degrees, Walter owned and operated The Record Factory in San Francisco, Calif. He later moved to Minnesota, where he attended the University of Minnesota, earning his Ph.D. in 2002. In 2001, Walter married Bonnie Hartman Hannaman in Stillwater, Minn. They lived in St. Paul, Minn., while Walter taught at Winona State University. In 2005, they moved to Wilton, when Walter accepted a teaching position at the University of Maine at Farmington. Walter was a beloved member of the college among both students and faculty alike. Beyond his teaching duties at the University of Maine Farmington, Walter also chaired the Curriculum and Academic Policy (CAP) Committee and was a member of the board of directors at the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. He was an active scholar and presented papers at the meetings of the American History Association (AHA), the New England History Association and other professional organizations. In recent years, Walter developed an interest in the history of Turkey. A presentation at an international conference on Globalization and Civilization of the Ottoman Empire in Corum, Turkey in the fall of 2011 led to publication in a highly distinguished Turkish social sciences journal. He was the co-editor of the highly-regarded book, War and Society in the American Revolution: Mobilization and Home Fronts. He was a prolific reader and knowledgeable on boundless subjects besides his academic discipline with a wide range of eclectic interests. For all his intelligence, he was humble. His passion for baseball and music was ever present in his personal and academic life. His discipline was history — his subject was humanity. Walter is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Wilton; son, Daniel Sargent of Bend, Ore.; daughter, Nicole Rouse of Sacramento, Calif.; stepchildren, Scott Hannaman of Key West, Fla., Sean Hannaman of Palmer, Alaska and Seth Hannaman of Anchorage, Alaska; siblings, David Sargent of Wakefield, Mass. and Suzanne Sargent of Fryeburg; two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Walter’s family and friends on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com Memorial services were held at noon on Monday, Feb. 4, in the Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall, (224 Main Street, Farmington) on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington, with the Rev. Timothy Walmer, officiating. Gifts may be given in Walter’s memory to The Bonnie and Walter L. Sargent History Award Fund, University of Maine at Farmington, 242 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938, Attn: Pat Carpenter, Director of Gift Planning. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High Street, Wilton.

SCARBOROUGH — Teresa M. (Martin) Beane, 56, reached the end of her journey in this life on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of David G. Beane. Teresa was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2003; she lived her last 10 years valiantly, with grace, elegance, and zeal in the face of impossible odds. She was born in Bridgton on April 30, 1956, the daughter of the late Paul F. Martin, who died in 2000, and Barbara L. (Rollins) Martin of Bridgton. Teresa grew up in Bridgton and Harrison and graduated from Oxford Hills High School as a member of the class of 1974. After high school, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine in 1978, which began her career in a field that she would dedicate her life to. That year, she married David on Aug. 19, the man she would share her life with for the next 34 years. After college, Teresa had an extensive nursing career, which included time at Jewish Home for the Aged (now The Cedars), Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bridgton Hospital, where she obtained her master certificate in Nursing Management. The end of her career was spent as a Clinical Advisor at Mercy Hospital before retiring from Maine Medical Center due to her illness in 2008. She was a healer, well-loved and highly respected by her peers in the medical community. She was a leader in her field; she strived for excellence and inspired it in those she touched. Teresa was the epitome of a mother and adored by her children. She loved nothing more than spending the day surrounded by her family, especially at Sebago Lake State Park. Her family was everything to her. She was born with the rare gift of making anyone feel comfortable and appreciated, no matter who they were or where they were from. She will be missed for her outrageous humor and invaluable insight. Besides her mother and her husband, she is survived by four children, Katie Arnold of Portland, Zachary Beane of South Portland, Destinie Beane and Ravon Beane, both of Portland; two grandchildren; her sister, Rebecca St. John of Alton, N.H.; her brother, Gregory Martin of Mountain House, Calif.; and an adoring throng of nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the Auditorium at Catherine McCauley High School, Stevens Avenue, Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave,. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Teresa’s guestbook. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

Michael J. Labrecque Michael (Mike) John Labrecque, 49, of Bridgton, passed away peacefully at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with his loving family by his side. Mike was born Aug. 28, 1963 in Methuen, Mass. He was the son of Ronald Labrecque and Carol (McMurrer) Labrecque. Mike was the oldest of three sons raised in West Newbury, Mass., where he attended public school, graduating from Whittier Vocational School in 1982, with a focus on carpentry. In 1983, Mike met his best friend and soul mate, Catherine (Dean) Labrecque, who was by his side for 30 years. They started a landscape construction business, which they ran together successfully up until Mike’s untimely death. Mike married Cathy in 1987 and they celebrated 25 blissful years together just last summer. In 1992, they became Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mike enjoyed volunteering much of his time teaching others about the wonderful truths in the Bible that had so enriched his life. His most particular enjoyment was volunteering on the New England Regional Building Committee, building quickly constructed Kingdom Halls throughout the New England area, using his skills primarily on the landscaping and excavating crews. After winning a very tough battle with cancer in the late 1990s, Mike and Cathy moved to Bridgton, where they settled into the country. The cancer had left him with some “battle scars” in his lungs, but he was not one to sit still. So, Mike stayed busy working as best he could to provide for his growing family, tinkering with tractors and anything mechanical. He had a passion for woodworking, tending to his horses and other animals and working on his barn. Known for his big heart, sense of humor and an even bigger smile, Mike left a lasting impression on all who knew him and was an inspiration to us all. He will be deeply, deeply missed. In addition to his wife Cathy, Mike is survived by his two beloved sons, David and Jonny; his two foster children; his father, Ronald Labrecque and wife Elizabeth of Newburyport, Mass.; his mother, Carol Labrecque of Amesbury, Mass.; his grandmother, Ruth Holozubiec of Amesbury, Mass.; and his two brothers, Kenneth Labrecque of Newbury, Mass. and Peter Labrecque of Amesbury, Mass. Mike also leaves behind seven nieces, five nephews; and many, many close friends. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 100 Strout Street, South Portland. At Mike’s request, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to: Worldwide Bible Educational Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., attention Treasurer’s Office, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York 11201-2483. Checks sent to the above address should be made payable to “Watchtower.”

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Franklyn G. Sampson WATERFORD — Franklyn G. (Sam) Sampson, 75, passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Born in Harrison on Jan. 10, 1937, Sam grew up in South Paris, then Brunswick, graduating from high school there in 1954. He joined the U.S. Navy soon after and spent 20 years serving our country. He met his best friend Helen (Wheeler) Sampson in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 1956 and they were married there on Nov. 30, 1957. After the Navy, they spent 19 years in Las Vegas, Nev., where Sam worked 17 years as a slot floor manager at Caesar’s Palace. In 1993, Sam and Helen moved back to Maine, settling on Temple Hill in Waterford. Because of his naval career, Sam and his family lived in California, Alaska, Maine, Iceland, Maryland and Hawaii. He often played the drums in bands to help the family’s income, making many memories and friends along the way. Though he traveled all around the world and the United States, Sam’s heart was always in Maine. The last 20 years were spent here where he and Helen enjoyed being part of the community through serving as deacons at the United Parish Church of Harrison and North Bridgton, and playing in the Harrison Bocci League. Sam worked at The Market Basket in Harrison for 12 years, and was a member of the American Legion. In between all of those dates and facts was a life lived by a man who endeared himself to those of us who knew him by his ever optimistic outlook, unpredictably crazy sense of humor, great love of the state of Maine, the Patriots, his garden and undying devotion to Helen. All of us that knew and loved Sam, can say with one voice, “Thanks for the memories!” He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen; daughter Barbara (Sampson) Peterson; sons Franklyn Sampson and Roy Sampson; sister, Barbara (Sampson) Matolay; and two grandchildren. Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Barbara Sampson; brother Kenneth Sampson; and sister Mary Jane (Sampson) Matolay. There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Time and date to be announced. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www. oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

Donald MacPherson CHATHAM, N.H. — Donald MacPherson, 86, of Chatham, N.H., died at home Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. He was born in Newton, Mass., a son of Daniel and Annie (Johnston) MacPherson, and raised in Needham, Mass. At age 17, Don was offered a full scholarship to Brown University, but chose instead to enlist, and served in the Navy during WWII. He was married to Norma Johnson, who predeceased him in 2002 after 53 years of marriage. He enjoyed a 30-year career as an insurance underwriter for Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Don and Norma moved to Chatham in 1982 upon retirement. While raising his family in Walpole, Mass., Don was an active member and warden of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, and in retirement was an active member and moderator of the Chatham Congregational Church, and a worker at the Chatham Public Library. He acted as tax collector for the Town of Chatham, as well as performing many other duties for the town. Don was also a member of the Delta Masonic Lodge #153 of Lovell. He was a quiet man who always put others before himself. He loved his family and God, reading and music, growing his own tomatoes and working outside in his beautiful yard. He was always cheerful and good-natured, and had a quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a truly a good man, a wonderful dad, grampa and great-grampa. He is survived by two daughters, Laurie J. McInnis of Chatham and Paula McInnis of Fryeburg; a son, Doug MacPherson of Manchester; a brother, Earl MacPherson of Needham, Mass.; a sister, Jean M. Sweatt of Concord; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. A memorial service will be held at the Chatham Congregational Church, Saturday, May 4, 2013, with a Masonic burial immediately following in Chatham Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or the Chatham Congregational Church, 14 Lake Road, Chatham, NH 03813. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome. org

Albert Larsen Sr. NAPLES — Albert “Chris” Larsen Sr., 67, passed away on Jan. 30, 2013, with his wife at his side. Born on April 10, 1945, to Norman and Jennie Larsen, he grew up in Naples and graduated from Bridgton High School. As a young man, he enjoyed stock car racing and working on a pit crew for car #74. This is where he met the love of his life. On May 7, 1967, he married Catherine M. Tielinen and together they raised three children. Chris, as he was known to his friends and family, prided himself on working hard and providing for his wife and three children. He was a retired lineman from Central Maine Power. Chris loved to fish, passing this on to his children when they were young, teaching them to fly fish, tie their own flies and landing their first salmon, and later bass fishing, how to skip a lure under the dock to get the bass hiding under it. He shared this love of fishing not only with his family, but also with his many friends in his bass federation. Chris also volunteered his time and passion for fishing with the children of Camp Sunshine, making sure that each child that climbed upon his boat got the chance to land a fish. He often got them to kiss it for a photo! Chris is survived by his mother, Jennie Larsen of Naples; sister, Linda Goslin of Stoughton, Mass.; his wife of 45 years, Catherine Larsen; three children, Chris Larsen Jr., Lisa Anderson and Anne Larsen, all of Naples; and eight grandchildren and a great-grandson, who added to the family legacy as another fifth generation. Chris was loved deeply by his family and will be remembered lovingly in countless family memories. A celebration of Chris’ life was held at the Naples Town Gym on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to: The Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St., Winthrop, ME 04364.

Samuel J. Gigliotti Samuel Joseph Gigliotti, 81, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in Fryeburg. Born Dec. 8, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was son of the late Joseph and Rose Ezzo Gigliotti and the husband of Anna Gerulat Gigliotti of Bridgton. Mr. Gigliotti was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and owned J&J Typesetters on Bishop Street in Norwalk, Conn. He was a lifetime member of the Laurel Athletic Club in Norwalk and an active member of the Bridgton Lions Club. He resided in Bridgton for the past 15 years. In addition to his wife, Anna, Mr. Gigliotti is survived by his two daughters, Christina Gelb of Milford, Conn. and Theresa McNally of Amherst, N.H.; son Stephen Gigliotti of Wallingford, Conn.; his five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Angela. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). Please visit www.collins-funeral.com to leave online condolences. A memorial service will be held locally at a later date.

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NAPLES — Russell Lee Healey, 90, of Brook Hollow Drive died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston after a long illness. He was born in Derry, N.H., on Jan. 2, 1923, a son of Everett and Florence Healey. He was taken out of school to work in the woods at nine years old and was a hard worker his whole life. He was a paratrooper, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He continued to work in the woods for many years and later drove a milk delivery truck. He owned and operated a farm in New Hampshire with Mary, where he raised mink among other animals and crops for many years as well. He operated a garage where he was an auto mechanic for several years in Massachusetts, and always enjoyed tinkering on vehicles his whole life. He also was a professional house painter for many years in Mass. Russell was a fine craftsman, building fine furniture and novelties for Ye Olde House in North Conway for many years. Later in life he was very proud of his painting and woodworking, continuing to make those novelties for several more years. Russell will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Mary Healey, who died the year he moved to Brook Hollow; also his son Allan Healey; his brothers, Harold and Charles Healey; and his sisters, Evelyn King, Lillian Seaver, Doris Healey, Marie Johnson, Eunice Healey and Betty Morin. Surviving are three brothers, Kenneth Healey and wife Dot of Bridgton, and Richard and Lloyd Healey of N.H., as well as several nieces and nephews. Also his good friends Vernon Saunders of Windham and Karen Fyffe of Naples. Russell’s services will be private in the spring. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, Maine. www.wnyfuneralhome.com

SOUTH PARIS — Charles W. Swanson. 88, of Casco, Maine, formerly of Tewksbury, Mass., entered into rest on Jan. 29, 2013. He was born in Everett, Mass. Oct. 23, 1924, the beloved son of the late Chester and Margaret Swanson. He was the eldest of six children, the late Jean Doherty, Marilyn Davis, the late Chester Swanson, Donna Bernat, and Pamela Pothier. He served as a tail gunner in the Navy in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He married Phyllis Parsons in 1946 and together they had six children, Carl Swanson, Wendy Welton, Lynne Gilbert, Robin Swanson, Scott Swanson, and Heidi Lloyd. They lived in Tewksbury for 34 years until the passing of his beloved Phyllis in 1993. He was fortunate enough to meet another wonderful woman, Sylvia Berry, from Casco, with whom he would spend the rest of his life. Together they joined two families forever, Rick Berry, Teresa Windrush, Leslie Barry and Hope Smith. Throughout his life he was an avid sportsman, one of the founding members of the Tewksbury Rod and Gun Club. He also was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and photography, and passed his love for these onto his children and grandchildren. He was an active member of the Casco American Legion Post 155 for 19 years. He leaves behind his three sisters, Marilyn Davis, Donna Bernet, Pamela Pothier and her husband Steve; his loving wife Sylvia (Berry) Swanson; daughters Wendy Welton and her husband Phil, Lynne Gilbert and her husband Harlee, Robin Swanson and her wife Karen, Heidi Lloyd and her husband David, Rick Berry and his wife Jolene, Teresa Windrush and her partner Andy Jones, Leslie Barry and her husband John, and Hope Smith and her husband Todd; as well as leaving many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A service was held at the American Legion last Sunday and a committal service is planned in Tewksbury, Mass. in the spring.


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John E. Stanhope Sr.

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PORTLAND — John Edmond Stanhope Sr., 92, passed away on Feb. 2, 2013. He went peacefully in his sleep with his lifelong love Sarah Jane Austin Stanhope and other family members by his side. Born on Oct. 7, 1920, he was one of 16 children born to Irish immigrants, William Stanhope and Sarah MacDaid Stanhope, who came to Maine from Derry, North Ireland in the early part of the twentieth century. The 10 children who survived into adulthood grew up under harsh conditions during the great Depression and the boys and girls helped the family by gathering driftwood from east end beach and coal from the railroad tracks to help heat the family home on Adams Street during the winter. He and his siblings took any odd jobs they could find; they included delivery boy, night paper route, and loading freight cars for $3 a day. He eventually worked for the National Youth Association for $18 a month and worked baking bread for local Army troops on Great Diamond Island. There was so little money during the depression that the children didn’t have the 10 cents needed to buy lunch at the high school cafeteria. All the immigrants on Munjoy Hill were in the same situation. He joined the Marines shortly after World War II broke out and successfully completed boot camp at Camp Lejeune N.C. He eventually was shipped out of New Orleans with his fellow Marines for an unknown assignment overseas. Soon after they left New Orleans, they were disappointed to know that they were going to the Canal Zone, rather than a War Zone assignment. He spent the remainder of the war as part of a unit in Balboa, Canal Zone, and guarding ships as they passed through. Upon being honorably discharged at the end of the war he returned home to help care for his ailing mother in Portland. He was a devoted son who sent most of his salary home to his mother to support her while he was on active duty. In 1950, he became a full-time policeman for the Portland Police Department following his training in 1948. His first assignment was the Portland Waterfront, now known as the Old Port section of town. He said that he never had to use his gun, but on several occasions relied on his “billy club” to subdue drunken patrons in bar fights or break-ins. He walked the beat for many years before his first assigned patrol car. He finished his career writing parking tickets/violations on Congress Street, which was the easiest job of his life, he said. He met the love of his life, Sarah, and they married in 1959, raising three children on Brighton Avenue. He and Sarah employed by the Portland Gas Light Company, retired in the early and mid 1970s and spent their retirement years at their home. He worked part time as a courier for 10 years at Casco Bank and retired. John and Sarah enjoyed square dancing and danced for years throughout the northeast and Canada with a large group of square dancers and friends. John enjoyed Irish tunes and Broadway musicals and would regularly sing or hum these tunes when doing his chores or projects around the house. They loved their family and helped raise many grandchildren and held formal family gatherings at Thanksgivings and Christmases, until the last year of his life at their home on Brighton Ave. He spent his final days in the home he loved with the woman he loved surrounded by family and friends that loved him. John was predeceased by eight of his siblings. John is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Stanhope of Portland; their children, John E. Stanhope Jr. of Sebago, Gary Morton of Fort Mill, S.C. and Pam Peterson of Portland; a brother, Erbyn Stanhope of Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A period of visitation for John and his family will be held this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

WESTBROOK — Burleigh E. Barnes, of Westbrook, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice Hospital in Scarborough. He was just shy of his 86th birthday. Burleigh was born in Hiram on March 2, 1927 to Dana Barnes and Marion Dwyer, the eldest of their four children. Burleigh graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1944, where he was captain of his football, baseball and basketball teams. His love of sports continued when he went on to play baseball and football at Bowdoin College and baseball in the Greater Portland Twilight League. Burleigh served in the Navy in 1944 and received an honorable discharge in 1946. After graduating in 1951 from Bowdoin College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Burleigh began a 41-year career with S.D. Warren/Scott Paper Company as a research chemist. In the late 1960s, Burleigh started a business relationship with Scott Graphics International in Bornem, Belgium, furthering the growth of S.D. Warren in the international market. He held a number of positions in R&D, marketing and sales, retiring as vice president of Specialty Products Division in 1992. He loved his work and the opportunities it gave him to travel the world, but after 41 years felt it was time to play more golf, winter in Florida and enjoy his children and grandchildren. Burleigh is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Priscilla G. Barnes; daughters, Gretchen B. Yager and Jayne E. Barnes of Westbrook; a son, Dana G. Barnes of Ashburn, Va.; six grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Barnes of Westbrook; a sister, Mildred Nicoletes of Lakeland, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Burleigh often said, “When you have your health and your family, you have everything.” Following Burleigh’s wishes, there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 to remember his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Burleigh’s memory to: Mission Possible, 755 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092. Since its beginning in 1998, Mission Possible has provided a safe after-school environment for at-risk teens ages 10 to 18 that focuses on providing a structured curriculum to academically and developmentally enrich their lives for success.

WESTBROOK — Susan M. Bryant, 56, of Westbrook, passed away Friday Feb. 1, 2013 at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Southington, Conn., the daughter of John and Miriam P. Eldridge Maynard. She was raised and educated in Portland and was a graduate of Deering High School. Susan owned and operated a day care for several years and later assisted her husband, Phil, in his cleaning and D.J. businesses. She was also an amazing cake baker. Susan always told her grandchildren and everyone she knew, “If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all” and “If you ever misplace something, do a Susan look!” She was predeceased by her mother; and sister Irene Landry. She is survived by her stepfather, Camillo Aceto; her husband, Philip Bryant; sons Joshua Stephen Robbins of Westbrook and Wade Bryant of South Portland; daughters Kelly Anne McDougal of Westbrook, Lisa Marie Donahue of Scarborough and Tara Bryant of Westbrook; seven grandchildren; sisters Marion Allen of Westbrook, Catherine Bradley of Bridgton and Camilla Gutenberger of Va. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 5 p.m. until the start of the Memorial Services at 7 p.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. To view online condolences go to blaisandhayfuneralhome.com

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WEST PARIS — Linda “Lou” Bisbee, 65, of West Paris, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Ledgeview Living Center. She was born in Waterford, Dec. 14, 1947, the daughter of Carl Edwin and Nina Marie Millett Bisbee. She enjoyed bowling, wiffle ball and riding her bike. She also liked to go for rides, snowmobile rides and count pennies. She is survived by aunts and uncles, Gladys Emery of Mechanic Falls, Eva and Merle Barker of Waterford and Ralph and Betty Millett of Waterford; several nieces; a nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and two brothers. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Graveside services will be held in the spring at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Special Olympics Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, No. 5, South Portland, ME 04106, or Ledgeview Living Center, 141 Bethel Road, West Paris, ME 04289. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

Helen A. Durgin HIRAM — Helen A. Durgin, 91, formerly of King St. in Hiram, died on Feb. 3, 2013 after a long illness at the Fryeburg Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Brownfield on July 7, 1921, a daughter of Fred and Persis Wade Gould. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. She married Norman G. Durgin on Oct. 9, 1943. Helen was a babysitter for several local children while her own children were young. She later worked as a teacher’s aid for many years at the Mt. Cutler School in Hiram, and was a member of the P.T.A. for over 30 years. She also took care of several elderly neighbors for several years. Helen was a member of the Mt. Cutler Grange, the Hiram Women’s Club and the Hiram Community Church as well as the church guild. She was well known for making homemade donuts for many town functions over the years. She enjoyed crocheting and braiding rugs as well as horse racing and playing bingo. Above all, Helen was always a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Besides her parents and her husband, she is also predeceased by her daughter Lorraine Durgin, her son Fred Durgin and a brother Norman Gould. Surviving are four daughters: Mary Watson and husband John of Denmark, Barbara Kimball of Hiram, Celia Stacy and husband James of Denmark, and Joyce Osgood of Denmark; one son, Howard Durgin and wife Cindy of Hiram; nine grandchildren: Ryan and Eric Durgin, Sean and Daniel Watson, Jamie Stacy, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynn Augustine, Drew and Brandon Durgin as well as 19 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish. A funeral service will be on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Hiram Community Church. Burial will be in Hiram in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hiram Community Church, PO Box 110, Hiram, ME. 04041. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wnyfuneralhome.com

Thank You The family of Jeffery Millett would like to express its sincere appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy and love, which helped carry us all through this difficult time. Thank you to everyone for the cards, phone calls and the messages left on Facebook, delicious food for the reception, and many other acts of kindness. Thank you also to Rev. Doretta Colburn and Rev. Norman Rust for their support and their wonderful words at the memorial service. We want to extend a special thank you to Dr. Simmons, and members of Stoneham Rescue and Pace Ambulance Service for the compassionate care provided to Jeffery and his family; and our heartfelt gratitude to Chris Weston of Oxford Hills/Weston Funeral Services for taking such good care of all of us.

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Gertrude H. Morse DAYTON — Gertrude Helois Miller Morse, “Nana,” 88, passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2013 surrounded by her family at Gorham House, where she had resided for the past year. She was born March 14, 1924 to Howard and Grace St. Clair Miller in Brownfield. She was educated at Bean Memorial in Brownfield. Gertrude had worked as a waitress in Bath, and in Fryeburg at the Box Shop and the Corn Shop and also picked apples for Dr. Roger Boothby in Brownfield, but what she loved and cherished the most was taking care of children wherever she lived. They were treated like her own children. She always said she had a policeman to help her out of trouble if she needed as she watched his children. Everyone called her “Nana.” She married Burton Morse Sr. on Feb. 1, 1944 in Fryeburg. Together, they shared 49 years of marriage until Burton’s passing in October 1992. They lived in Brownfield and Fryeburg and finally moved to Dayton, where Gertrude stayed until 2009 when she moved to Hollis to live with her son and his wife until moving to Gorham House. She was predeceased by three brothers, Perly, Alfred and Howard Miller; a sister, Viola Day; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Surviving are her sister Iva Hatch of Fryeburg; three children, Charles of North Windham, Paulette Grenier of New Port Richey, Fla. and Ralph of Hollis; stepchildren Burton Jr. of Portland, Joan Dunlop of Lowell, Mass., Philip of Readfield and Beverly Kyllonen of Norway; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. An hour of visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. Burial will be in South Hiram in the spring. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wnyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Rt. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Pauline M. Effinger FRYEBURG — Pauline M. Effinger, 86, of Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Bridgton Hospital. She was born in Brownfield, a daughter of Ira and Francilla “Huntington” Merrill, and was educated in local schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1945. She was employed for 25 years by Lovell United Telephone Company, which later became Continental Telephone, and she retired in 1978, after which she went to work for Bailey Manufacturing Corp. in Fryeburg and retired from there in 1992. Pauline was a fifty-year member of Pythagorean Chapter #169 Order of Eastern Star, and also was a member of the Church of New Jerusalem, both of Fryeburg. She enjoyed knitting, reading, working on the computer and watching the birds. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 37 years; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Fisher and her husband Thomas III of Moultonborough, N.H.; three grandchildren, Eric Sparks of Dunlap, Ill.; Thomas Fisher IV of Waterbury, Vt.; and Emily Malenda of Enfield, N.H.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Sparks, Annelise Sparks, Ayla Malenda and Zoey Malenda; one nephew and one niece. Visiting hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177 Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

Carolyn G. Glasgow BLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA — Carolyn Gertrude Tenney Signore Glasgow, 61, of Black Mountain, N.C., passed into eternal life with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. She was born and raised in Casco, Maine, and moved with her family to Gainesville, Fla. in 1966. After raising her own family in Keystone Heights, Fla., she moved to N.C. in 2002. She returned to Keystone Heights in 2011, after retiring to be near family and friends. Carolyn enjoyed hiking, reading, and spending time with her family. She had a passion for finding the balance in life, enjoying the journey, finding the good in all, and delighting in the beauty of nature. She will be remembered by her family and many friends as a compassionate, gentle, loving spirit. A woman of virtue, she strived to live a life that was pleasing to the Lord. Memories of her respect for others and integrity of character will remain an inspiration to all who knew her. She will forever be missed. She is predeceased by daughter Elizabeth Signore Cox, former husband Kendall R. Signore and husband Edward K. Glasgow. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Iva and Clay Raebel of Asheville, N.C., daughter and son-in-law Angela Signore and Kyle O’Brien of West Palm Beach, Fla., and daughter and son-in-law Megan and Niles Taylor of Mebane, N.C.; grandsons B.J. Cox, Preston, Connor, and Logan Raebel; granddaughters Brittney and Crystal Taylor; parents Franklin and Gertie Tenney of Gainesville, Fla., mother and father-in-law Alfred and Norma Signore, father-in-law Richard Karr, and mother-in-law Sarah Glasgow; sisters Rhonda Crawford of St. Augustine, Fla. and Paula McLamb of Largo, Fla., and brother Colin Tenney of Gainesville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Community Church, 345 SE Palmetto Ave., Keystone Heights, Florida 32656. Cheerful and colorful attire is encouraged. Reception following the service at the family home until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Carolyn has requested donations be made to a scholarship fund for young girls to attend summer camp at Camp Cedar Cliff in Asheville, N.C. Donations may be made to Camp Cedar Cliff, c/o Carolyn Glasgow Scholarship Fund, PO Box 9036, Asheville, NC 28815, or by phone at (828) 450-3331. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. 352-473-3176. Online condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com


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Obituaries

Donald W. Hall

Stephen A. Dunnells Sr.

Frederick W. Gildart

SOUTH PORTLAND — Donald Wayne Hall, 64, of South Portland, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Barron Center following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Don was born in Portland, the son of Owen and Jeanette (Layton) Hall, where he was educated and was a graduate of Deering High School class of 1966. He later earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine. During Vietnam, he was in the Army Reserves. Don worked for the City of Portland for over 25 years retiring as a city appraiser. He married Carol Barbour on Feb. 19, 1977. Don was very involved with the Boy Scouts, acting as a Scout Master for his son and many other families. He loved the outdoors, including: swimming, boating, downhill skiing, hiking, scuba diving and water skiing. He was a member of the Woodfords Club, Power Squadron, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church in South Portland and the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carol Hall of South Portland; mother, Jeanette Layton; daughter, Heidi Franklin of Bridgton; son, Eric Hall of Milford, Mass.; a grandson; sister, Nancy Cobb; brother, Frederick Hall; along with one niece and many loving friends and extended family. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Visiting hours were held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Thornton Height United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook Street, South Portland. Online condolences may be made at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

SOUTH HIRAM — Stephen Alonzo Dunnells Sr., 65, of South Hiram, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013, at Maine Medical Center after a brief but intense battle with cancer. Steve was born on Feb. 5, 1947, in East Parsonsfield to Doris and Leland Kendrick Dunnells. Steve attended local schools and earned his high school diploma from the LaSalle secondary program as a young adult. Steve was very proud of this accomplishment and nearly wore his class ring out from wearing it so long. A picture of Steve holding his diploma shows a handsome young man who completed his education with pride and determination, and on his own terms. Steve married Cynthia L. Smith and had four children, all of whom he dearly loved. Steve worked for many years in the logging and trucking industries, owning his own company, Stephen Dunnells & Son. Steve was an avid hunter and often hunted with his brothers, both in Maine and in multiple other states. Steve’s special interest was in old cars, most especially his fully restored ’56 Ford, which won many awards at car shows. It was not unusual to see Steve in his Ford in recent years during summer months, enjoying cruising with his companion and fiancée, Ginny Sanborn. As a young man Steve, like his brothers, was often the bane of local law enforcement, as he knew how to drive a car and exact every ounce of speed from it. Steve’s gentle smile and infectious chuckle often accompanied the recounting of these and other adventures. Steve was known as a quiet, gentle man who always made time for those who needed his help. Steve’s generous nature was known throughout the area, and he reached out to family and neighbors with no thought of recognition for himself. Steve was truly a dear man with a spirit that exemplified what it is to love his neighbor as himself, and his God most of all. Steve’s faith was quiet but steady, and as with all that he did, he lived his faith more than speaking it. Steve leaves family and friends the better for having known him; all will now have an empty space in the world as we knew it. It will be difficult, indeed, to find anyone to come near the presence that was created when Steve was here. His smile and gentle touch will always be with those who loved him. Stephen was predeceased by his wife, Cindy Dunnells; his mother, Doris Dunnells; his father, Leland Kendrick Dunnells; and sister, Beverly Mitchell. He is survived by his four children, Lori L. Presto of Jacksonville, Fla., Robyn L. Coffin of Gorham, Missy C. Ford of Old Orchard Beach and Stephen Alonzo, Jr. (Lonnie) of South Hiram; eight grandchildren, who were the joy of Steve’s life; brothers Leland Dunnells, Ronald Dunnells and Daniel Dunnells; sisters Joyce Whitney, Janet Udell and Sharon Brown; and many nieces and nephews. Steve sadly leaves his fiancée and special companion, Virginia Sanborn, whom he very much loved and hoped to marry before his passing. Ginny is considered family by all who know and love her. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Watson, Neal, & York Funeral Home in Cornish. A service officiated by Rev. Robert Irish will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m., with a reception following at the Dancemore in Baldwin. Interment will be at Porter Village Cemetery in the spring. All are invited to celebrate Steve’s life and share in memories with family and friends at these times. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wnyfuneralhome.com

PORTLAND -- Frederick William Gildart, 85, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The son of David Louis Lampron and Lenamae Ellis, he was born in Portland on April 29, 1927. A graduate of Cheverus High School, he was a multi-sport athlete. He served in the Army National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed playing chess, and was an avid dart and pool player, belonging to several leagues. He also enjoyed downhill skiing, traveling and sailing. Fred worked for many years at S.D. Warren, Central Maine Power and the Maine Central Railroad. He owned and operated the Aminty Company and Port City Engravers. He particularly enjoyed his time volunteering in the Peace Corps, stationed in the Philippines. After his service in the Peace Corps, he worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, from which he retired. He was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Mary C. Nappi. He is survived by his children, Rebecca Kierstead of Westbrook, Martin C. Nappi of South Portland, Lori Pride of Bridgton, Dean Nappi of Eliot and Stephanie Nappi of Windham; two daughters from his marriage to Margaret Auclair, Deborah M. Miller of Massachusetts and Donna Ellis Shertzer of Florida; and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Fred’s guestbook.

Katherine P. Pitts SCARBOROUGH — Katherine P. Pitts, 61, of Sarasota, Fla. and Harrison, Maine, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Born April 3, 1951 in Portland, she is the daughter of Emma H. Pitts of South Paris and Samuel L. Pitts Jr. of Harrison. Kathy grew up in Harrison and graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1969. After attending Husson College, she moved to the Portland area and raised her family in Gorham. She worked for many years as a real estate appraiser before retiring in 2004, when she began spending her winters in Florida. There, her love of golf developed. She became an avid golfer and enjoyed playing regularly on warm days in both Maine and Fla. But, her true love was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, surviving her are her three daughters, Jennifer Ward (Ken) of York, Sarah Hart (Chris) of Falmouth, and Lindsey Seavey (Jared) of Kensington, N.H.; four grandchildren, Grace and Samuel Hart of Falmouth, Lachlan and Ainsley McMorris of York, and one Seavey grandchild on the way; two sisters, Donna Barker (David) of Harrison, and Judy McIver (Steve) of Bridgton; and three nephews, Jon Barker, Ryan McIver and Justin McIver, all of Bridgton. A service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Dunegrass Golf Club, 65 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, Maine. A private burial will take place at Harrison Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd. Scarborough, ME 04074. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com

Kenneth P. MacPherson Kenneth Paul MacPherson, 88, of Singer Island, Fla. and Walpole, Mass., died on Jan. 27, 2013. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Irene “Abby” A. MacPherson, loving and adored father to four children and their families: Laurie and Bruce Chalmers and their children Anne Irene, James and Thomas; Bruce and Janet MacPherson and their children David, Brian, and Amanda; Douglas and Sharon MacPherson and their children Heather, Douglas, and Abbott; Jean Muir and her children, Carrie, Christie, and Kenneth Paul. He is also survived by four greatgrandchildren: Madeleine, Cora, and Lillian Fleming, children of Anne Irene and Keith Fleming, and Brady Chalmers, son of James and Katie Chalmers. Ken’s brother, Robert C. MacPherson, and his wife Betty, live in Cumberland, Maine. Ken said, “Our number one interest is being, enjoying and helping with our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.” Ken was born in White Plains, N.Y., graduated from The Rivers School in Weston, Mass. in 1942 and Harvard College in 1946. During WW II, Ken served three years with the 10th Mountain Division and was a platoon sergeant. He was decorated with two Bronze stars, the Combat Infantryman’s medal, and was a veteran of the Italian Campaign for which he received three battle stars. He was proud of his service to his country, and was active in 10th Mountain Division Organizations in both New England and Fla. He was a manager with New England Telephone Company, a VP for sales at Homer Alden Co. and then was the owner/ operator of the Colpitts Travel Agency in Wellesley, Mass. He and Abby raised their family in Westwood, Mass. and retired to Fla. in 1977, spending summers in Walpole, Mass. and Bridgton, Maine. Ken was a true Renaissance man whose enthusiasm, curiosity, knowledge and accomplishments spanned many fields. He was a scholar who quoted vast passages of poetry from memory, especially T.S. Eliot. He loved literature, the theater, music, and dance, and was a ballroom dancer with his Abby, and a photographer, golfer, swimmer, and scuba diver. He was a self-taught woodworker who built furniture and framed, with love, Abby’s paintings. He was a Vestryman and Senior Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Westwood, a Trustee of the Westwood Public Library, a Great Books Leader, and a Vice President of the Singer Island Civic Association. Ken was very active in the Palm Beach Power Squadron where he was a Commander. He was President of The Rivers School Board of Trustees, and was honored to be named a Life Trustee. He and Abby traveled extensively, including visits to their five foster children in Nepal. He was a member of the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches, Ballen Isles Country Club and The Beach Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Woodland Golf Club in Newton, Mass., and Bridgton Highlands Golf Club in Bridgton, Maine. He was a member of Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday morning, Feb. 9th at 11 a.m., in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 97 Deerfield Ave., Westwood, Mass. Interment will be private. Donations in Ken’s name may be made to the Palm Beach Power Squadron, 1125 Old Dixie Hwy, Lake Park, FL 33403. Arrangements by Holden-Dunn-Lawler Funeral Home, www.hdlfuneralhome.net

Arthur W. Anderson HARRISON — Arthur W. Anderson, 72, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. He was born in Plymouth, Mass. on April 20, 1940 to Vernal Anderson Sr. and Natalie Noyse Anderson. He was a truck driver at the former Jessie F. White in Mendon, Mass. for over 35 years. He loved to garden and work on his house that he built and spend his time with his dog, Heidi. Arthur is survived by his mother, Natalie; two brothers, Robert and David Anderson; two sisters, Ellenor and Jane; his sons, Jon Paul of Quincy, Mass., James Robert of Maine, David Brian of Midway, Fla., Ronald Warran of Place, Fla. and Jose Rivera of Honolulu, Hawaii; a daughter, Rebecca Jane of Mounds View, Minn.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his father, Vernal Anderson, Sr.; brother Vernal Jr.; and his first daughter, Cassandra Lee.

Edna M. Lord NORWAY — Edna Miriam (Bradford) Lord, 105, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013. She was born on Aug. 31, 1907, in Rangeley to Harry and Ethel Bradford. Her parents relocated a few times to different teaching positions throughout Maine. Her father became the principal of Kingfield High School. Edna roomed with her father and graduated from Kingfield High in 1924. Her mother and younger siblings, Bill, George, Rachel and Gayle, stayed back in Wiscasset and tended to a large apple orchard. She met her husband, Lawrence Lord, while they both were working at a summer resort in Naples. They were married Oct. 15, 1927, and after living in Naples for two years, they moved to Bolsters Mills, where she resided for the next 85 years. Here they raised their three daughters, Barbara, Laurene and Diana. Edna resumed elementary school teaching when the girls were teenagers, for 30 plus years; first in Bolsters Mills until the school was closed, and then at Harrison Village School until she retired. “Mrs. Lord” enjoyed every student she had. Her co-teachers always said that she would have preferred not to retire at 62. Edna and her husband enjoyed very much having their daughters and their husbands and families visiting over the weekends and during holidays and vacation, in their plenty-of-room home with plenty of homegrown foods. She was very active in community affairs. Crooked River Grange meetings, dances and Thanksgiving dramas were big in those days in Bolsters Mills. She was a member of Pomona, State and National Grange, and a member of Elmvale Chapter #105 of Eastern Star in Bolsters Mills for more than 80 years. She always held an office, the last one was “Esther” when she was 103 years old. At 90 she was elected “Worthy Matron,” a position she had held twice previously. On Sundays she would walk to the church next door and attend the service. At her 100th birthday, attended by 300 or more family, friends and former students, she sang two songs of her time “Beautiful Ohio” and “My Tin Lizzie” (Model T Ford) to perfection, holding a mike in her hand, and she received a standing ovation. Edna Lord was predeceased by her husband Lawrence; daughter Laurene; grandchildren Gloria Gene Chaplin, Lawrence “Butch” Wiedemann, and Douglas Mattor; and great-granddaughter Diana Elsie Buck. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Dalgaard and husband, Diana Connell and husband; cousin Dorothy Bradford; sister-in-law Ruth Lord; grandchildren Doreen, Dorcas, Diane, Glen, Carolyn, Janice and Jill; great-grandchildren Kristopher, Mark, Callie, Jesse, Curtis, Asa, Levi, Melissa, Jonathan, Adam, Ben, Jake, Rebecca, Darren, Paige, Aparna, Alisa, Kamran and Madhura; great-great-grandchildren, Joshua, Samuel, Grace, Kaylee, Natalie, Lydia, Allura, Wyatt and Daniel; and many nieces and nephews. Edna stayed with a niece, Janice and Mo Fogg for three winters in Freeport. Also to be mentioned is Sandra, a close friend, who lived and cared for “Grammy” for two years. A memorial service is planned for spring, date and time to be announced. For those who wish to make a donation in Edna’s memory, her wishes are as follows: Bolster’s Mills United Methodist Church, PO Box 859, Harrison, ME 04040, Elmvale Chapter, O.E.S. #105, c/o Janice Fogg, 337 U.S. Route One, Freeport, ME 04032 or Woolwich Grange #68, c/o Patty Bridgham, 102 Willow Lane, Wiscasset, ME 04378. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

Leo P. Albert Sr. SCARBOROUGH — Leo P. Albert Sr. 92, of Scarborough, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at a Portland hospital. He was born in Limestone, the son of Eugene C. and Marie Z. Bois Albert. Leo was a 1939 graduate of Cheverus High School. Following high school, he joined the Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Following the war, he returned to Portland and soon reenlisted in the Army. Leo served 22 years in the Army, working as a recruiter and dental technician. He married Alma C. McInnis in 1948. They had six children. In the early 1960s, he returned to Maine and worked briefly for the United States Postal Service. He later accepted a position with Central Maine Power Co., where he worked until his retirement. He married the former Ann S. Hazzard in 1982 in Farmington. Leo was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Posts in the Augusta area. During his retirement, he and his wife Ann enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. He enjoyed playing Scrabble and card games. He and Ann enjoyed spending time with many friends and family. Leo was predeceased by his parents; his former wife Alma; six sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Mallar of Sanford, Theresa Ann Scott of Indianapolis, Ind., Mary Rose Jackson of Winthrop and Louella Jean Madden of Leesburg, Fla.; two sons, Leo P. Albert Jr. of Old Orchard Beach and John E. Albert of Hiram; a stepdaughter, Judy Baltos of Portland; a stepson, Paul Michael of Waterville; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service with military rites at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Maine Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com

Nellie G. Macmillen Nellie Gertrude (Collier) Macmillen, 89, of Bridgton, Maine, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, following a long journey with dementia. She was born in New Haven, Conn., on May 31, 1923, a daughter of Walter E. and Minerva A. (Toube) Collier. Nell, as she preferred to be called, grew up and attended schools in Hamden, Conn. She was proud to be a direct descendent of the immigrant Deacon Samuel Chapin, a founder of Springfield, Mass. in the 17th century. Upon graduation from high school, she strived to be a nurse, but that dream was short-lived due to World War II. Nell worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company, Yale University Employees Federal Credit Union, North Branford Visiting Nurse Association and Atwater Memorial Library and Nursery on Notch Hill in North Branford, Conn., where she resided for 47 years. Nell was a communicant of Zion Episcopal Church in North Branford. For many years she served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the altar guild, and participant in many of the church’s fundraising activities. In addition, Nell was a longtime member of the Ladies’ Sewing Society at the North Branford Congregational Church. Volunteering came naturally to Nell. She was involved in Scouts, 4H, PTA, was a tutor at Cedar Lake Elementary School, and volunteered at North Branford Food Bank and North Branford Senior Citizen Center. Nell not only gave blood when the local chapter of the American Red Cross came to town, but for over thirty five years she was a blood runner and babysitter at bloodmobiles. She also knit innumerable baby blankets, hats and booties for preemie babies and bereavement outfits, which she donated to hospitals throughout the New Haven area through the RSVP program. While in Maine, Nell continued to do the same for local hospitals. Nell enjoyed creating handcrafts for her family and friends. She liked to knit, crochet and work with plastic canvas and felt. She loved to read and to solve crossword and word search puzzles. Shopping was also a passion and Nell was an avid walker. She especially enjoyed taking long walks on the beach with her beloved husband, Bill. Together they also took pleasure in traveling throughout the United States and Canada. Nell is survived by three children, Lynn M. Budzynkiewicz and her husband Paul of Dudley, Mass., William J. Macmillen of Blackrock, Conn., and Leigh M. Hayes and her husband Allen of Bridgton, Maine; a brother, Walter E. Collier, Jr. and his wife Marie of New Bern, N.C., and extended family; and four grandchildren who lovingly called her “Noni,” Alec and Jaime Buzynkiewicz and Shep and Patrick Hayes. Nell was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, William R. “Bill” Macmillen; her brother, William J. Collier; and her parents. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco, Bridgton Residential Care and Beacon Hospice for the tender loving care they gave Nell. A memorial service will be held at the Zion Episcopal Church in North Branford, Conn. at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, Foden Rd., S. Portland, ME 04106, or to the North Branford Food Bank, 1680 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT 06471-1505. Local arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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Obituaries Dr. Thomas J. Knight

Gregory W. Sanborn

RAYMOND — Dr. Thomas Joseph Knight (Ph.D.), 64, of Raymond, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, with his wife Ellen by his side. Born on May 12, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the second child of Mary Sorrentino and Thomas Knight. Besides his Philadelphia family, he remained in close contact with friends from his youth, often recounting numerous memories of the activities, mischief, and favorite foods they enjoyed together. He attended St. Thomas More High School in Philadelphia, Dominican College (BS), Rutgers University (MS, and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology). While a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he met his wife, Ellen, and son, Dan. From 1984–1989, Dr. Knight worked at the Los Alamos National Lab in Los Alamos, N.M., where he and Ellen married. After the 1989 birth of their daughter, Katherine, Dr. Knight joined the faculty of the University of Southern Maine as an associate professor, later becoming an Associate Dean, in the College of Letters and Sciences. For the last 24 years at USM, he has touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff and was well-known for his optimism, kindness, humor and calm demeanor. A lover of sports, his main hobbies included golf, basketball, volleyball, softball and skiing. His dedication to his collaborative scientific research, which resulted in nine patents, was the result of a passion to find the key to plant growth, develop a technology to better feed the hungry of the world, and inspire his students to make a positive impact of their own with the knowledge he gave them. Tom was able to realize his dream to inspire many students, complete the research, and follow it into patents that will make that happen. Tom’s passion for science was eclipsed only by his devotion to his family. A loving husband to Ellen, happy father to his beloved children, Dan and Kate, he always made them feel like the center of his universe. His love for grandchildren, Nathan and Elly, was obvious each time he held them in his arms. Dr. Knight led a life characterized by love, kindness, and compassion and his absence is being felt by many. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his son, Dan Kern of El Paso, Texas; two grandchildren; his daughter, Katherine Knight, currently attending school in Belfast, Northern Ireland; a brother, Joseph of Ocean City, N.J.; and a sister, Marilyn Fernandez of Philadelphia, Pa. In lieu of a formal religious service, Tom’s family and USM are inviting those with whom he shared his life, whether as his students, faculty, staff, or others within or beyond the USM community, to join us in a celebration of Tom Knight’s life on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the University Events Room, seventh floor of the Glickman Library, Portland Campus. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com Because of Tom’s love of his students’ desire to learn, and his infectious passion for his teaching and research, the Biology Department is working with the family to establish a fund in Tom Knight’s honor for student scholarships. We invite you to consider this as an alternative to flowers. Details of the scholarship fund will be announced at a later date by USM’s Department of Biological Sciences, and, when the weather warms, we invite you all to plant a seed or two in Tom’s memory.

SIDNEY — Gregory W. Sanborn, 47, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Augusta. Gregg was born on Nov. 11, 1965, in Bridgton, the son of Harold and Blanche (Woods) Sanborn. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy with the Class of 1984 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1988. He taught industrial arts at Valley High School in Bingham and Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg. Gregg’s lifelong dream to become a Maine Game Warden became a reality in 1990, after graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Waterville and from the Maine Warden School, which was held at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Barring. Gregg’s first assignment as a new game warden was in the southernmost part of Maine, where he was assigned to the Kittery district. His upbringing in a rural part of Maine did not hinder his ability to settle in and meet the challenges of a highly-populated area of the state. Gregg’s ability to develop meaningful relationships within local communities and within the law enforcement community became one of his hallmarks. He believed in the mission of the Maine Warden Service and he used every available resource to not only meet those goals, but also to broaden and enhance them. Gregg met his wife Deb (Currier) and their son David of South Berwick and they were married in 1994. Current Chief of Police in Eliot and retired Maine State Police Lieutenant Ted Short, said, “When I met Warden Sanborn, the new district warden in the Kittery area, it was instantly clear that he was proud to be a Maine Game Warden. From that moment on, we worked, snowmobiled, and hunted together, but above all else, Gregg became a trusted friend. We chose our respective professions to make a difference and Gregg truly did.” In 1993, Warden Sanborn transferred from the Kittery District to the Sebago District, which is one of the busiest districts in the state. Fellow Game Warden, Neal Wykes, and Gregg instantly became effective coworkers and best friends. Warden Wykes said, “Gregg became a good and loyal friend. You will not meet a more or dedicated game warden than Warden Sanborn.” Warden Sanborn’s professionalism and demeanor enabled him to affect positive change, not only with his co-workers, but also within the sporting community. Nat Berry, IV was Gregg’s lieutenant at the time he patrolled the Kittery and Sebago districts. Lt. Berry said, “To my surprise, Gregg settled in and patrolled the districts with more enthusiasm than I had ever seen in the busiest and most populated districts in the State of Maine. Gregg had a knack of interacting with the public and at the same time he wrote more summons and warnings than any warden before or after him, and the amazing part was he never generated a letter of complaint.” Gregg continued living and patrolling the Sebago district until he was promoted to sergeant in November 1997. His career as a sergeant started in Calais until he transferred to Lincoln, where he, Deb and David moved into their first home. Gregg’s lieutenant while working in the Lincoln area was Pat Dorian. According to Lt. Dorian, “Gregg had extraordinary common sense and had a gift for reading a person’s body language. He had a keen sense of fairness and he believed in doing what was right for the entire agency. He could look at the big picture and understand how it would impact the Maine Warden Service.” In August 2004, Gregg was promoted to Major and was assigned to Augusta. As Major, Gregg was in a position that afforded him the opportunity to affect the direction of the agency. Major Sanborn worked tirelessly to uphold professional standards and to ensure that the agency was meeting the demands of a changing social and economic environment. He was very proud to have reestablished the five divisions within the state. He played a key role in obtaining the resources to modernize the department’s equipment and technological capabilities. As Major, he understood that the heart and soul of the department and the future success of the agency as the true stewards of Maine’s resources was the ability to hire men and women who shared his passion and dedication. He was instrumental in implementing a hiring process that recruited wardens who will insure that the Maine Warden Service will be prepared for all future challenges. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Sanborn of Sidney; son, David Currier of Sidney; mother, Blanche Sanborn of Fryeburg; and brother, Timothy Sanborn of Standish. He was predeceased by his father, Harold Sanborn in 2005. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., Frida,y Feb. 8, at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, 15 Oak Grove Road in Vassalboro. The Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Transportation from Fryeburg to the funeral has been arranged by coach bus by The Friends of Gregg Sanborn at a cost of $25 per seat. Please contact Marion Brine of Fryeburg at (207) 935-2974 if you are interested. The bus will depart from Fryeburg at 8:00 am sharp, please be at the bus no later than 7:45 a.m. We will go directly to the MCJA. After the service there will be a light luncheon served before returning to Fryeburg. A Celebration of the Life of Gregg Sanborn hosted by the Friends of Gregg Sanborn will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Bradley Street, Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be sent to the Maine Warden Service Relief Association’s Scholarship Fund, MWSA Relief Association Scholarship Fund, 284 State Street, #41 SHS, Augusta Maine 04333-0041. Or, please consider a memorial donation

Thomas M. Borden CASCO — Thomas M. Borden, 62, died on Jan. 31, 2013, at Bridgton Hospital, surrounded by his family. Tom was born in York, the son of Ernest T. Borden and Marie H. (McInnis) Thurston. He grew up in Massachusetts, relocated to Maine in his teens and attended Windham High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Deborah A. Paul in Westbrook on Dec. 27, 1980. Tom was a commercial fisherman and was well-known across the Portland waterfront. He and his wife relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked at Port Everglades and also owned a successful roof repair company. Tom then went back to Merchant Marine School and became an Able-Bodied Seaman. Tom was an avid fisherman. If you were going fishing he was ready to go, or if you wanted to go, he was ready to take you. Tom relocated back to Maine in 2011, where he would spend his summers, and he would winter in Florida. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Joan Perkins and Catherine Guptill. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; a daughter, Trina M. Borden of Presque Isle; a son, Matthew R. Borden of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, John L. Borden of Old Orchard Beach; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com Memorial donations may be made to: The Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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in Gregg’s name to Fryeburg Academy. These funds will establish a gift or scholarship in Gregg’s name.

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To leave a message of kindness for the family please visit www.shoSOUTH PARIS — Carroll “Bud” Record, reynichols.com 90, of South Paris, passed away at his home Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, with his wife of 69 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. years, his brother and his lifelong friend by his side. Bud’s death was due to complications from diabetes and lung cancer. • Tree Removal/Pruning/Cabling He was born in South Paris on Dec. 11, • Stump Grinding/Brush Chipping 1922, the son of Herman and Florence Cotton • Bucket Truck/Bobcat Work/Trucking Record, the seventh of eight children. He Robert E. Fogg Licensed Arborist attended Paris schools and began working Naples, Maine www.Q-Team.com after eighth grade to help support the family. 693-3831 877-693-3831 Toll Free On July 3, 1943, he married Mione Rose ~ Over 25 Years In Business ~ Robinson at the Rev. Rensel Colby’s house, next to the South Paris High School. Together, they built a home and raised seven children. In his early years, Bud told about riding to school from East Oxford Road on the old milk wagon, which at that time was used as the school bus. He worked weeding and hoeing corn for 25 cents a day for his grandfather, then took a job at the corn shop at Oxford Station. He also worked at the Portland Shipyard, the railroad and for Pechnik Brothers. Several winters, he worked in the woods with Henry Kahkonen or sometimes alone and also with Ashley Pike, using workhorses. For most of his working years, he was a carpenter for Emery’s Building Materials in West Paris. Many of the homes in the surrounding towns were built by Bud and fellow crewmembers. He spent free time camping, snowmobiling, going to bluegrass festivals and taking rides through the countryside. He particularly liked listening to his collection of old country and bluegrass music while family members played cards. Bud is survived by his wife, Mione; their seven children, Lloyd of West Paris, Lorraine Hill of Rock Springs, Wyo., Sidney of South Paris, Loretta Greene of Sebago, Rosalyn Jennings of Rock Springs, Wyo., James of West Paris and Jean Federico of South Paris; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Edwin Record of South Paris; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Shirley; a brother, Howard; and sisters, Iva, Olive, Ruth, Lottie and Marion. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church on East Main Street in South Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Donations in his memory may be made to: The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720.

February 7, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page 13B

Letters

(Continued from Page B) encourage any of you, who either hold post office boxes at the South Casco location and/or use their services on a regular basis, to write to the powers that be and let them know your feelings on this matter. The following individuals are those who have made it known that they have a proud part in this fiasco: Jim McCartney, Post Plan Coordinator, 151 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101; Kathleen Walker, Post Office Operations Manager, Northern Northeast District, 151 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101. I’d give you the phone number but have been advised that there is no listed number for the postal patrons to use to access these individuals of vast astuteness. We are also not allowed access to direct e-mails. So, send a letter via USPS. The stamps just went up a penny so maybe we can help to boost their revenue! B.A. Burnham Casco

Greek lesson

To The Editor: Rev. Celeste’s Greek lesson for his online congregants (Jan. 24) isn’t half bad, though anyone who can read a newspaper doesn’t need to be told what the English word “last” means.

The man also assumes that people actually want to know what question he asked most frequently. Rev. Celeste’s answer to that question, no less than his own letter to Bridgton, only reminds us of Oscar Wilde’s observation that the best argument against Christianity is the style of St. Paul. Alex MacGregor Professor of Classics, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, Ill. and Denmark

Thank you

To The Editor: After her unfortunate fall and broken hip, Mom is now back in Connecticut and living at Mystic River Homes Assisted Living Center. Bridgton Health Care Center, Brian, Cynde, Alice and many others, took her into their hearts and gave her a welcome that she’ll never forget. How can I say thank you enough to a community that opened their arms to Andree?  I took the opportunity to write her life story while she stayed in Bridgton and will share the book that details her WWII childhood survival as it was revealed to me during her rehabilitation. I am buying cookies and the event is free. I hope you can stop in to hear about this great transatlantic love story on Valentine’s Day at 2 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Walter Bannon Bridgton

Patricia E. McDonald BRIDGTON — Patricia E. McDonald, 88, a longtime resident of Bridgton, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in the comfort of her home, while surrounded by her loving family. Born in New York City in 1924, and raised in New Ross, County Wexford, Eire, Patty returned to the states after completing her technical schooling. She worked as an executive secretary at R.H. Macy and soon met the love of her life, Martin J. McDonald. They were married in 1947, and enjoyed 50 wonderful years together. After falling in love with Bridgton on their honeymoon, they soon moved here to raise their family. Pat and Marty owned and operated the Red Gables Tourist Home for a number of years. While working with Marty to bring up their four daughters, Pat stayed active in the community through her contributions to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, her participation in the Hospital Guild, and her service as a troop leader with the Girl Scout organization for many years before eventually returning to work by her husband’s side at Renys Department Store. Her hobbies included gardening, various needlework projects, reading, and numerous seamstress creations. The latter was evidenced by her costume design for multiple pageants, plays, dance recitals and family Halloween outings for her daughters. She also enjoyed baking and rooting for her beloved Boston Red Sox. One of Pat’s crowning achievements was taking her four daughters, their husbands, and her precious granddaughter on a family trip to Ireland in 2008. Through this trip she shared the wonder of the country that Maine reminded her of, introduced current generations to their Irish heritage and, most importantly, established connections with the family who continue to make it so special. Patricia is survived by her four daughters and their husbands: Kathleen and Ralph Bodmer of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Teresa and Steve Fishler of Riverside, Calif., Patty and Larry Scholz of Stoughton, Mass. and Bridgton, Maine, and Anne and John Goroshko of Raynham, Mass. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Krystina Patrice Goroshko, of Raynham, Mass. Additional survivors include her sister, Marita Poline, of Fairfield, N.J., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in the states and abroad, especially in her precious Ireland. Pat was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Martin J. McDonald. She was also predeceased by her three brothers, Richard, John, and James Teehan. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting her. Relatives and friends are invited to a time of Visitation and Celebration of Pat’s Life on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton, Maine. Committal prayers and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the McDonald family suggests that donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton, Maine, or to The Jimmy Fund, Boston, Mass.


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Sydney Hancock

FA track

(Continued from Page B) 55 Meters: 4. Divine Dockery, 7.10; 11. Andrew Emery, 7.42; 21. Stanford White, 7.76; wt 6.80. 200 Meters: 4. Divine Dockery, 24.65; 11. Andrew Emery, 26.75; 22. Stanford White, 28.36; wt. 23.35. 400 Meters: 2. Jared Schrader, 56.65; wt. 52.34. High Jump: 3. Divine Dockery, 5-2; wj 5-8. 800 Meters: 6. Eric Hannes, 2:10.03; 15. Liuke Yang, 2:16.67; 18. TJ Rose, 2:18.56; 19. Tyler O’Keefe, 2:18.89; 26. Kyle Barboza, 2:25.71; 27. Blaine Andreoli, 2:29.78; 35. David Powers, 2:45.16; wt 2:04.93. One Mile: 8. TJ Rose, 4:54.83; 10. Eric Hannes, 4:59.59; 25. Blaine Andreoli, 5:28.45; 27. David Powers, 6:00.25; 31. Aaron Hennessy, 6:59.52; wt 4:36.91. Pole Vault: Tie 6. Tristan Harvie, 8-6; wv 12-0. Long Jump: 8. Liuke Yang, 16-10; 11. Stanford White, 154.75; 12. Jared Stefano, 14-11.25; 19, Donovan Brown, 14-4; 33. Rodrigo Araujo, 11-0.25; 37. Dat Vu, 10-0.25; wj 19-6. Final standings: York 208.5, Falmouth 160, Greely 118.5, Cape Elizabeth 64, Fryeburg Academy 39, Traip Academy 21, Freeport 20, Lisbon 6.

LOYAL FANS HONORED — At Fryeburg Academy’s last home basketball game of the season last week, Raider team captains Bright Amoako and Tyler Saunders presented flowers to Dave and Peg Mason for their dedication to Fryeburg Academy sports teams. Coach Sedge Saunders said, “The Masons are always here for us. They have been great loyal fans over the years.” Dave Mason is 95 years old and Peg is 89. Dave said, “I used to coach basketball at a prep school in New York and I played basketball in high school. In the 70s, I coached the seventh and eighth grade Lovell basketball teams and I used to bring them to the Academy to practice. It was always one of my favorite sports. I so enjoy watching the kids play and getting to know some of them.” (Photo by Rachel Andrews Damon)

Sixth straight victory (Continued from Page B)

turnovers. The first quarter was tight. Amoako’s athleticism was too much for LR guards to handle as the Raider senior scored seven of his club’s 13 points. “Bright was Bright. Is there a more underrated high school player in Maine?” Lake Region Coach J.P. Yorkey said. “Glad that he’s finally a senior.” The Lakers (4-13) enjoyed a brief lead when Sam Smith drained a 3-pointer from the right corner. But, FA closed out the quarter with a 8-2 run. Fryeburg picked up its defensive intensity (forcing 8 turnovers), which in turn, cranked up the offense. A Mallory pull-up jumper midway through the quarter gave the Raiders a 10-point lead. “We wanted to speed up the game against Lake Region — wanted to have shorter possessions. In order to do so, you’ve got to get stops and our defense has made it possible to get out and go,” Coach Saunders said. “We have a good mix of kids — you have to have players that our compatible and we have that right now. Bright is a good facilitator and Tyler (Saunderss) and Walker do a good job of filling the lanes and knocking down shots. Our big guys run the floor well and Bright does a great job of finding them. We’ve got to be a little better and finding the trailer and flowing into our half court offense, but overall we’re moving the ball well and just going out and competing.” Down 29-17 at the half, the Lakers opened the second half with a little bounce in their step as Cody Gibbons powered to the hoop for a 3-point play, Mike Mageles knocked down a 3-

pointer and Mike Triglione sank a foul shot to pull LR within 29-24. FA counterpunched as Amoako scored 5 points on drives to the hoop and Mallory nailed a 3pointer to push the Raider lead back to 13. Mallory closed out the third with two jumpers, showing his quickness to create a shot and pull the trigger in traffic. “I do give Fryeburg a lot of credit. I am particularly impressed with Mallory this season.  He is much improved and has expanded his game significantly. He is now as good off the dribble as he is off the catch, and he seems a lot quicker this season.  He hurt us in tran-

sition, as well as in the half court,” Coach Yorkey said. “I also give a lot of credit to Coach Saunders.  They are playing very well right now. With nine wins and counting, including wins over Greely and Wells, outside of York and Falmouth, they could beat anyone.” Coach Yorkey had hoped for a strong finish by his club, but were out classed Tuesday. “Just too many simple, unforced errors on our part. Some good defense at times and some hot shooting by Mike Mageles (11 points, three 3-pointers) kept us in the game, despite the turnovers,” he said. “We did have our moments. Disappointing that we didn’t take care of the ball better.” Fryeburg closed the game with a 12-9 run with Mallory scoring 5 points.

(Continued from Page B) three-pointers in our home win over Freeport.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mike 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 Mageles File Name: Mike Mageles Year in School: Senior Town: Bridgton Parents: Chris and Mark. School Activities/Sports: Basketball Q. Why did you choose basketball? MM. I loved watching

the game on TV. It’s a fun sport that you can walk outside and play out in your driveway at any time. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? MM. Finish out strong and win the last two games. Q. What do you enjoy the most? MM. I enjoy being a role model for the younger kids in the community, especially the younger players on my team. I’ll always give it my all and have a positive attitude to help the team. Q. What do you like the least? MM. The competitiveness sometimes in boys’ basketball — it gets a little unnecessary, but you don’t let it get to you and move on. Q. What makes you successful? MM. My demeanor and will for the team to succeed. Q. What would your dream

“We can play better and we’ll need to if we our going to continue our season. If a team is going to make the post season and make some noise, you’ve go to do two things really well: play defense and take care of the ball,” Coach Saunders said. RAIDERS 58 Bright Amoako 6-2-14, Jonathan Burk 1-1-3, Jaquan Causer 3-0-6, Ryan Gullikson 2-2-7, Walker Mallory 9-1-20, Winston Richards 0-1-1, Tyler Saunders 3-0-7. Turnovers: 12. FT 7-15. LAKERS 40 Cody Gibbons 2-5-9, Nick Hall 0-1-1, Jack Lesure 1-0-3, Mark MacDougall 0-1-1, Mike Mageles 4-0-11, Sam Smith 20-5, Mike Triglione 2-4-8, Mark Williams 1-0-2. Turnovers: 25. FT 11-22.

(Continued from Page B) The Hancock File Name: Sydney Hancock Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Kevin and Alison. School Activities/Sports: Varsity basketball, soccer, track, Class Treasurer, Student Council, National Honor Society and Varsity Club. Q. Why did you choose basketball? SH. I chose basketball because it has always brought my family together. My grandparents and my dad and uncle all played, and now all the Hancock girls play! I think it is just a great, competitive sport that gives way for team and individual accomplishments. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? SH. I hope to get back to the same spot we were last year. I have no doubt in my mind that the Lady Lakers will compete in another state championship, and this time, bring home a gold ball! Q. What do you enjoy the most? SH. I love the feeling of being part of such a close-knit team. We win and lose together and have the same common goals. Basketball season is the best because for three months you have a whole second family. Q. What do you like the least? SH. No one likes to lose and I am not an exception! I am an extremely competitive person and losing games really aggravates me, but it makes we work ten times harder to want to win the next one. Q. What makes you successful? SH. I think my determination and work ethic makes me successful. I set the bar high for myself so I don’t settle for mediocrity. I have a lot of passion for the game. Q. What would your dream moment be? SH. To cut down a state championship net. Q. What has basketball taught you? SH. Basketball has definitely taught me how to deal with adversity, especially this year, playing through a hamstring injury. I have learned how to push through tough times. Q. Who has inspired you? SH. When I was young, my sister always inspired me to grow up and be the type of player she is. Also, my dad has inspired me to always keep pushing. He suffered an injury his senior year, as well. His advice has really inspired me throughout the year.

Varsity hoops

In varsity basketball action last week: Girls, Gray-NG 49, Fryeburg 26: After a close first quarter, the Patriots went on an 11-2 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Raiders. Skye Dole led the Raiders with 11 points, while Kendra Fox and Ellen Bacchiocchi each chipped in 4 points. Other scorers: Lexi L’Heureux-Carland 3, Sydney Charles 2 and McKenna Gerchman had 2 points. Boys, Fryeburg 65, Gray-NG 41: Guard Bright Amoako scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Raiders over the Patriots. Fryeburg scored 37 points in the first half to build a 16-point lead. Walker Mallory chipped in 12 points, Jaquan Causer netted 10, Ryan Gullikson had 8, Jonathan Burk scored 7, Tyler Saunders 6, Milos Mitic 2 and Alex Lazic had 2 points. Greely 63, Lake Region 37: The Rangers opened the game with a 22-4 run and cruised past the Lakers at Cumberland. Sam Smith netted three 3-pointers to finish with 15 points for moment be? MM. Seeing the Lakers. Mike Mageles fired in four 3-pointers for 12 points, my younger teammates band while Mike Triglione scored 4, Adam Falk 2, Mark Williams 2 together after I am gone and and Lewis Morton sank a foul shot. make Laker basketball respected again. Q. What has basketball taught you? MM. That you meet your true brothers through sports. They are with you The Bridgton Recreation Department and Baseball/Softball through it all and being close- Committee is seeking applications for committee officers. knit as a team will really help For more information, please contact Bridgton Recreation Director you succeed in games. Tom Tash at 647-8786 or e-mail rec@bridgtonmaine.org Q. Who has inspired you? MM. My dad has always Bridgton United Methodist Church inspired me. He has always had PO Box 207, 114 Main St., Bridgton, ME 04009 my best interests in mind when Pastor Cathy Cantin – phone 647-8380 it comes to sports. I wouldn’t be Worship, Nursery & Sunday School through grade 5 (new!) Sunday, 11:00 a.m. where I am without him. I can’t Community Bible Study – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. thank him enough. Food Pantry – Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. (FMI phone Debbie at 787-3904) 1st mo.

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