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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 145, No. 7

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Bridgton, Maine

February 13, 2014

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Budget talks: LifeFlight funding request tabled By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A funding request from the LifeFlight Foundation has the Bridgton Budget Committee wondering what is a fair amount for the town to provide? Yes, Bridgton is the home to Bridgton Hospital. And

yes, LifeFlight, which provides helicopter transport in life-threatening injury cases, has made a great many transports to and from that hospital over the years. But is it fair to ask Bridgton taxpayers to subsidize those trips, when only a fraction of those transported are likely Bridgton

residents? In its request sent out in December to all of Maine’s towns and cities, LifeFlight provided a list of transports they’ve provided in each town or city since its inception in 1998. The list showed 687 transports in Bridgton over the past 15 years — one

of the highest numbers in the state. Bangor had the highest number of transports, at 1,184. Also running high numbers were Rockport, Rumford ad Farmington, all hospital towns like Bridgton. LifeFlight did not list a specific amount they were requesting from Bridgton, but

noted that 23 towns in Maine have formerly supported LifeFlight over the years, in amounts ranging from $100 to $2,000. The nonprofit foundation also noted that it is the lowest cost medical air transport carrier in the nation, and that it transports anyone, regardless of their ability to

Naples strikes it rich with acquifers By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Certified geologist and hydrogeologist Rick Pershken said he felt like he had struck it rich when he found three high-producing wells with quality drinking water in Naples. “It has been a lot of fun, especially when you go threefor-three. Maybe, I should buy a lottery ticket,” he said. Not only did Pershken consider himself lucky to locate excellent aquifers, but also the Town of Naples could benefit from a protected, top-notch source of public drinking water. On Monday, two representatives from the James W. Sewall Company presented to the Naples Board of Selectmen their findings after drilling for water at three test sites. The hydrogeological work took place this past autumn. Two of the potential wells were located at Sebago State Park property accessible off Thompson Point Road; on land owned by Hancock Lumber Company and situated near the Crooked River off Cooks Mills Road; and on privately-owned land that was once used as a sand and gravel pit. The third parcel is located off Songo School Road at the end of Burnham Drive, which turns into Oakwood Circle. If developed as an aquifer, that property, which is owned by Bob Mason, could supply water to the Songo Locks School. The well water at the school has tested positive for radon levels. “We have excellent news for the town. We have found ACQUIFERS, Page A

Manager search to begin

PHOTO OPPPORTUNITY WITH THE GOVERNOR — During his stop at Campfire Grille in West Bridgton, Governor Paul LePage had his photo taken with restaurant staff and owners. Pictured front, left to right: Megan Harmon, Cara Skarbinski amd Michelle Hapgood; back row, RJ Loring, Dwayne Ela, Joel Hapgood, Gov. Paul LePage, Shelly Bridges and Ariel Turpin.

Gov. LePage getting down to business of campaigning By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer Despite the wintery chill in the western Maine air, everything warmed up nicely on the gubernatorial campaign trail. In fact, Gov. Paul LePage received some flirtatious attention from a restaurant patron. “Oh, governor, the TV cameras don’t do you justice,” the woman gushed, and then lowered her voice to the tone of a Mae West one-liner. “In person, you’re a handsome man,” she said. LePage had reservations for lunch at The Campfire Grill on Friday, and he took that opportunity to do some campaigning for his second term run as governor. “It was pretty exciting that we were on his radar,” said Michelle Hapgood, who operates the Campfire Grill. “I really loved how friendly and personable he is. He went around to every table, shaking hands and saying, ‘Hello.’ He is very approachable, and has a great sense of humor,”

ed the baseball and softball programs that practice inside Town Hall to also be given a pass this year, providing those programs also use soft practice balls and that no inside batting is allowed. The board agreed. The actions came as Recreation Director Gary Colello provided the board with estimates for a 50-foot long collapsible batting tunnel and ceiling netting that could be used inside the historic North High Street building, which is also used for Town elections. The full range of protective equipment totals around $10,000, and Colello acknowledged that some of it “might be out of our range.” Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said he visited a gym with basic protective netting and believed it would provide a good compromise to allow high-impact sports to continue inside the building. The board agreed to include the equipment in this year’s budget and “let it run its course,” according to member Bob McHatton. “We just replaced 22 ceil-

Hapgood said. “All the staff got to meet him, and that was very exciting for them as it was for us,” she said. On Friday, he stopped at several long-established local businesses such as Chalmers Insurance Group, Renys department store, Ricky’s Diner and The Bridgton News. By midday, he headed to the Campfire Grill, where he shook the hands of delighted diners before ordering his lunch. “The governor had the soup and sandwich. We did hear back later that he loved the tomato-parmesan soup,” Hapgood said. “Megan Harmon, his waitress, got a high five from the governor,” she said.   Why did the residents of Bridgton get all this attention and fanfare from the politician who has offices in Augusta? “It’s an election year,” LePage said. “Every Friday, I am going to places around the state and GOV. LEPAGE, Page 12A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A new committee will hold its first organizational meeting tonight, Feb. 13, as Bridgton begins the search for a new Town Manager to replace Mitch Berkowitz, who is retiring after eight years. Selectman Chairman Doug Taft on Tuesday said the board has decided not to enlist an outside agency to help them with the search. Instead, the board has created a local Application Review Committee charged with selecting five finalists for the board to interview from all applications submitted for the job. The members of the committee, as selected by the board in executive session, are the following Bridgton residents: Stan Cohen, Medicare advocate; Wayne Rivet, editor and publisher of The Bridgton News; Georgiann Fleck, executive assistant to the town manager; Mike Tarantino, board member of the Bridgton Community Center; Karen Eller, member of the SAD 61 Board of Directors; Steve Stevens, Budget Committee Chairman; and Eileen Rounds, designated broker and manager, Chalmers Realty. Community Development Committee Chairman Chuck Renneker volunteered to also serve on the search committee, but the board decided to stick with the names they’d selected. Taft thanked him for his interest. At tonight’s organizational meeting, which begins at 4 p.m., the committee will select a chairman and decide MANAGER, Page 12A

Board revisits CrossWalk

Batting cages, netting in budget By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen agreed Tuesday to allow high-impact sports to be practiced inside Town Hall this spring, but are budgeting for netting and batting cages to protect against damage in future seasons. Lacrosse Coach Ryan Vogel and another lacrosse supporter, Dan Harnden, appealed in person to the board to preserve the sport’s practice time, lest the town’s fledgling program fall behind competitively. “By April we’ll be out in the fields,” Harnden said. Now in its fourth year, the lacrosse program started out with around 25–30 children and has since grown to serve 90 children. Harnden said the Bridgton Recreation program works with a lacrosse league in South Portland, and now has a K2 clinic as well. Coach Vogel showed the board the softer version of the lacrosse balls that are used inside to minimize any damage to the Town Hall’s ceiling and walls. Selectman Paul Hoyt want-

pay. At their Jan. 15 meeting, Budget Committee member Bill Vincent said the issue deserves more investigation, and the committee agreed to table the request. Vincent said he suspects many patients transported from Bridgton BUDGET, Page 12A

TRAINER SELECTED — Meghan Hill is the new BOKS trainer for Bridgton Recreation, who will lead students at Stevens Brook Elementary School in an early-morning exercise program. ing tiles in that building” that were damaged by errant balls, McHatton said. “We found baseballs in the ceiling.” Cash calendar Several other recreationrelated issues were discussed Tuesday. The board agreed with a plan by Colello to raise money for rec programs by using a “cash calendar” similar to ones used by school athletic departments. Colello said the calendar has the potential to raise $9,000 for the lacrosse TRAINER, Page 12A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Just to set the record straight: Nobody said they wanted to remove the CrossWalk Community Outreach food pantry program from the Naples Town Office. Still, involved parties agree that down the road, the pantry may outgrow the space and find one more suitable than the town gymnasium. The Naples Board of Selectmen said that the biggest concern has been safety issues because of parked vehicles on the road and extra pedestrian traffic during the food pantry hours. However, that problem has been curbed since late October, when the food pantry switched its hours of operation to a later time, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The food pantry is held every other Monday — which typically averages out to twice a month. The town office closes at noon on Mondays, which opens up some parking spaces in the early afternoon. Lately, there have been no more complaints about park-

ing spaces or people loitering, according to Selectman Robert Caron II. Caron reported to the board about a meeting he had attended with CrossWalk President Nancy Vose, and Portland-based workers involved with distributions to food pantries in rural areas. According to Caron, the group met to review the time change, to see how many complaints, and how volunteers and participants in the program adjusted to the time change. But more importantly to discuss “the long-term goal of finding a place that is larger, and more safe,” Caron said. Future fundraisers and potential grants were on the table during that meeting. The group had been brainstorming ideas to address the

need for a larger space that provided more parking. CrossWalk had been talking with the owner of a large business building off Route 11 that was formerly Shakers. The landlord had said the space could be leased for $1,000 a month, according to Vose. The board did not support the concept of the town paying rent for use of a public space. Right now, “that timeframe is working. CrossWalk is doing a fabulous job,” said Selectman Christine Powers. “We cannot afford to rent out public space,” Powers said. Selectman Rick Paraschak echoed her sentiment. “I would not vote for the town to pay for renting the CROSSWALK, Page A

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Building open to options

Appears in series Casco native Nick D’Ascanio will be featured in upcoming episodes of The Weather Channel’s series, “Coast Guard Cape Disappointment Pacific Northwest.” The show’s premiere was last Sunday night, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. Nick is the son of Lucky and Mike D’Ascanio of Casco. He graduated from Lake Region High School in 2006 and Bridgton Academy in 2007. He joined the United Nick D’Ascanio States Coast Guard in 2008 as a maritime enforcement specialist. Nick appears in several of the upcoming episodes. The reality series captures life at the Coast Guard’s Cape Disappointment station located in Ilwaco, Wash. In a daily newspaper story, Nick said he plans to leave the Coast Guard later this year and hopes to enroll at the University of Maine, where he will study aviation.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Who wants to rent a business space in the heart of Casco Village? It is a modest building, sitting vacant right between the Casco Village Library and the Casco Community Center. What is needed is a sound business plan, according to Town Manager Dave Morton. However, the town-owned structure isn’t being advertised yet. The pending demolition of the Memorial School is first on the priority list. In fact, Morton is meeting with the contractor this week, and demolition work should begin in two or three weeks. In addition to awarding the bid to Borsetti Construction for the demolition of the school, the Casco Board of Selectmen voted that the town manager move forward with plans to lease the former TD Bank building. Also, this month, the board directed Morton to look into acquiring blueprint sketches for two options: Adding onto the existing Casco Town Office, or constructing a new building in the same vicinity. “The selectmen have an ambitious schedule. Right now, I am focusing on the Memorial School,” Morton said on Wednesday. A few summers ago, a summertime resident stepped forward with some creative ideas for renting the former bank

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NEW ARTIST — Gallery 302 in Bridgton is pleased to welcome a new artist, Natalie Beittel of Center Conway, N.H. Landscapes are a favorite for Natalie as she captures the “feeling” of a place or an animal onto canvas or paper. Natalie is influenced by her travels and her love of the outdoors. She paints in oils and watercolor and has a degree from the University of Massachusetts. Gallery 302, a cooperative gallery with over 40 Kenleigh A. Nicoletta artists, is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. Winter hours are Tuesdays through has become a partner of Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. For the law firm of Brann & more gallery information, or call 647-ARTS. Isaacson. Kenleigh is a 2004 Morton told the board recently. plan and fiscal cost of a new summa cum laude gradubuilding. ate of Elmira College and Selectman Ray Grant sug- town office or an expansion. “The board never got a The board hopes to be able a 2007 summa cum laude definitive business plan” from gested that the RFPs should include that a business plan be to review that information by graduate of the University of that person, Morton said. Maine School of Law, where March. “We are looking for some- submitted. “This is just a topic we have she was an Articles Editor of “I would like (people) to one who has a business plan, something with some certain- write up something with a busi- been talking about for years the Maine Law Review. After graduating from ness plan,” he said, adding that now. I have no proposals other ty,” he said. The first floor has 1,800 the town would work with the than a goal and an objective law school, Kenleigh clerked still out there and still unre- for the Honorable Jon D. square feet. The building has future tenant. Levy, Associate Justice of “I would like to see a local solved,” Morton said. restrooms, a kitchen, and meetKenleigh Nicoletta “Clearly, we need more the Maine Supreme Judicial business take advantage of ing rooms, space than we currently have,” Court. There is also a big vault in that,” Grant said. At Brann & Isaacson, she has developed a practice in the Chairman Mary-Veinessa he said. the basement, which has been areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, Selectman Grant agreed. used to store some town office Fernandes added that propos“There is definitely crowd- business succession planning, and advising tax-exempt orgaals should present “a sound documents in plastic tubs. nizations. She is a member of the Maine Bar, and serves on ing in there,” he said. According to Morton, the business plan.” “I think we should start the Board of the Maine Estate Planning Council, an interdisSelectman Grant Plummer first floor would be made available for rent since there is no requested that the RFPs be planning for an addition on ciplinary group of estate planning professionals. Kenleigh is a 2000 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. place to shuffle the town’s ready by the next meeting, the existing building. Because Brann & Isaacson, with offices in Lewiston and Portland, which was a two-week time money is tight, we should get stored supply of paperwork. a cost estimate first. Start with is a commercial law firm of 21 attorneys. The firm special“We could put out a request frame. Morton said, “Give me a an addition, and a drawing,” izes in representing online and multi-channel marketing comfor proposals (RFP). The marpanies, state and local tax, intellectual property, business law, ket is changing. So, maybe couple of meetings. We are in Grant said. Morton said that there is employment law, estate and wealth preservation planning, there will be more interest,” the throes of the budget process. So, it will take a month” adequate space at the location and public sector law. to prepare and advertise the of the town office to either add on to the building or to requests for bid. In another unanimous construct a new facility on the motion, the board directed the other side of the property. “We haven’t sat down and town manager to begin the process of looking into the design, done any earnest planning for what we are going to do,” Morton said. “It would be nice to nail Family doctor Erinn at Naples Family Practice. down what we are going to do Wright, M.D., has relocat- Both Main Street Family sooner than we did with the ed her practice to down- Medicine and Naples Memorial School building,” he town Bridgton. Family Practice are memsaid. Dr. Wright is now seebers of the Central Maine Not Just For Women... 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Naples strikes it rich with acquifers (Continued from Page A) three promising well sites,” said Sewall’s Director of Water/ Wastewater Services Michael Riley. “We are here to share what we found from our hydrologic study,” he said, adding that the next step is for the selectmen to decide which site they are most interested in developing. The Sewall employees will finish up the report and present that paperwork to the selectmen in a few weeks. Costs are involved in setting aside drinking water for the public, and those costs include purchasing easement property, paying for underground water pipes and constructing a water storage facility. For now, the official completion of the public drinking water study will allow the town

to get approval from the state, and to go forward with applying for any grants to help with the project. Pershken said his first recommendation would be the Hancock Lumber property “because of its relative closeness to town” and the company’s willingness to enter a land conservation contract. His second choice was the Sebago State Park property. Even though it is farther away from Naples’ existing water lines, it will be easier to protect the water on that parcel, he said. State officials have expressed to Town Manager Derik Goodine an interest in selling the land to the town. Controlling the property around the well would allow the town to preserve its aquifer.

Protecting the wellhead is an important factor when selecting the location for a public water supply. The protected space should be about 300 feet around the well, where nothing is developed and nothing already exists that might taint the water. Also, the areas should be able to supply 300 gallons per minute without affecting the water levels. A comparison chart included other valuable data, such as the distance between the potential well and existing water pipes, how many lots would be served if the well was in operation, and the space between the well and the nearest lot. For example, the former gravel pit referred to as the “Mason property” is 12,000 feet away from town water pipes, 81 feet from the nearest

lot and, if installed, would service 148 lots. The Hancock property is located 12,500 feet away from a water line and 89 feet away from a privately-owned parcel, and would hook up 141 lots to good drinking water. Located the most distance from town-owned water lines, the state park property would require 18,800 feet of pipe, with the nearest lot 97 feet away. If that aquifer were developed, it would service 193 pieces of property that are currently not on town water. Pershken said the greater distance from main line could be cost prohibitive, especially when factoring in the additional cost of constructing a water storage tank. He recommended an underground concrete facility because it is less expensive

to build and requires less maintenance. Pershken explained the method used to test-drill the aquifers. Workers use two 2½-inch casings, which were driven into the ground by a mobile drill rig. The casings were flushed with water. Workers collected samples of the sand and the water for later laboratory testing, he said. “The drill rig that was used to put in casing, it drives the casing into the ground. It is very simple and a fairly inexpensive rig to get in there without building a road,” he said. For the first round, the test well runs for four hours, and then workers measure the drawdown or the amount that the water level decreased after continuous operation. The opti-

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Route 11 has been placed on Maine Department of Transportation’s list. No, the road is not being awarded for the most consecutive potholes. Route 11 has been sched-

uled for repairs during this road construction season, according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton. The letter that Morton received from the MDOT stated the road repair work would be done this construction year, but a start date was not specified.

The section of Route 11 that is slated for improvements goes from Route 302 in Naples to Oakhill Road in Poland. Last autumn, MDOT crews shimmed the surface of the well-travelled corridor between Naples and Poland. But, that was a temporary fix. Now, winter has taken its toll on that

road considered “substandard” by many of those who drive it. This year, crews plans to use the pavement reclamation process to repair Route 11, also known as Poland Springs Road. “They will grind the pavement and use cement in the mix,” Morton said. Cement helps to strengthen the pavement, while reclamation reduces the cost of pavement for the construction project. Also, on the work schedule: Drainage improvements, rehabilitation of existing ditches, and a 10-foot clear zone from the fog line. Morton explained that the fog line is the white line on either edge of the road. Basically, there will be a 10-foot shoulder on each side

of the road, he said. “Striping changes will be Crews will be “moving util- implemented,” he said. ity lines and poles, cutting back No geographical changes all vegetation, and removing will be made to the road. huge boulders,” he said.

mum water flow is 300 gallons per minute, with a drawdown of less than one foot. If more testing were required, the company would get permission from abutting neighbors to check their wells for drawdown. The deepest drill happened on the state park parcel, with the drill hitting glacial till at 77 feet. Once the location of a glacial till is established, the casing is set above it to get cleaner water. At the other two sites, the casings went about 50 feet down before reaching cobble. Both Riley and Pershken praised the three locations equally for the quality of water and the sustained water pressure. “These are some of the most productive sites I have seen in Maine,” Riley said.

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Naples revisits CrossWalk (Continued from Page A) space,” Paraschak said, of the old Shakers building. He expressed his concerns that “summertime would bring

more people (who spend their winters in Florida) to the U.S. Post Office,” which is housed in the same building as the town office.

Caron said in March or April, members of the board and members of CrossWalk would revisit how the changed hours at the gym are working out, and if any other long-term solutions are on the horizon. At that time, “we’ll see what issues can be addressed, discuss the logistics,” Caron said. Currently, the town pays $15,000 annually to help compensate for the cost of food deliveries. CrossWalk does not pay the town for use of the gym. In the six years since its inception, CrossWalks has put $83,500 into the food-pantry program, through fundraising, donations and writing grants, Vose said. Vose told the board that CrossWalk has a long-term goal of acquiring the use of a community building, and something like a senior center would be a nice place for the food pantry participants. “We have great concerns VISIT TO THE NEWS — Governor Paul LePage made that the food issue is going to a stop during his Bridgton tour at The News office. He is become enormous,” she said. pictured with Circulation Manager Elaine Rioux.

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BROWNFIELD — The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is excited to announce a free Winter Carnival to be held this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to sunset in Brownfield. Events kick off at 10 a.m. with a guided naturalist walk on snowshoes led by Chris Lewey of Raven Interpretive Wildlife Programs. Midday and early afternoon, there will also be sleigh rides available on designated trails with a draft horse pulling an old-fashioned sleigh, courtesy of the Shepard River Draft Horse Company. Directions from Bridgton: Take Route 117 to Denmark Village, continue on to Brownfield on Route 160 and cross Route 113, heading straight on Main Street and into Brownfield Village, continue through Brownfield Village on Main Street, which becomes River Road, from the Village Green, follow River Road for 4.4 miles, Chamberlain Road will be on your right. Follow signs.

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Faces eight felony charges Fryeburg Police concluded their extensive investigation involving many home invasions in East Fryeburg last week and has arrested Dylan Thorner, 19, of Fryeburg. Thorner has been charged with eight felonies. They include: • Burglary to a structure, Class C felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; criminal mischief, Class D misdemeanor; allegedly at Harvest Hills Animal Shelter on Oct. 28, 2013. • Burglary to dwelling, Class B felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; allegedly at North Elkins Brook Road, Dodge residence, on Oct. 29, 2013.

• Burglary to dwelling, Class B felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; theft of vehicle, Class B felony; allegedly at North Elkins Brook Road, Dodge residence, on Oct. 30, 2013. • Burglary to dwelling, Class B felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; criminal mischief, Class D misdemeanor; allegedly at Sanborn Road, Walker and Russell residence on Nov. 2, 2013. • Burglary to dwelling, Class B felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; criminal mischief, Class D misdemeanor; allegedly at Baker Circle, Jones residence, on Nov. 2, 2013. • Burglary to dwelling,

Class B felony; theft, Class E misdemeanor; arson, Class A felony; allegedly at Belair Estates Road, Nov. 12, 2013. Fryeburg Police Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin took Thorner into custody at his home located at 1302 Bridgton Road without incident. Thorner was transported to the Oxford County Jail. “I am pleased with the successful outcome of this investigation. Many of our citizens have been on edge since these crimes were committed. They can rest easy,” Sgt. Potvin said. “Based upon physical evidence collected from the scene during the investigations, DNA

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Dylan Thorner was linked to Thorner. Unlike people, forensic evidence does not lie.” Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sgt. Potvin at 935-3323.

Casco man charged with deception CASCO — Daniel L. McCracken, 41, of Casco was arrested last week and charged with Insurance Deception (class C). He was booked at the Cumberland County Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 4, where he subsequently posted bail. He is scheduled for arraignment on March 12, 2014 in the

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McCracken reported that his 2008 KTM 505 dirt bike was stolen out of the back of his pickup truck while parked at a boat launch off Route 114 in Naples. The value of the bike was reported to be $5,000. Recent information received by the CCSO indicated that this same dirt bike was advertised for sale on an Internet website called Deputies contacted the seller and expressed interest in purchasing the bike. Arrangements were made to look at the bike prior to purchase. Undercover deputies met with the seller, who was identified as McCracken. The bike for sale was also identified as the same bike that McCracken had reported stolen in 2009, CCSO officials said. The investigation also revealed that McCracken had allegedly

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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following incidents in the Lake Region area: January 25 12:57 p.m. Property damage accident on Robinson Hill Road in Sebago; Deputy McIntire responded. January 27 12:03 p.m. Traffic accident on State Park Road in Casco; Deputies Welsh and Winslow responded. 12:22 p.m. Property damage accident on Sebago Road in Naples; Deputy Welsh responded. January 31 6:56 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Poland Spring Road, near Hancock Lumber, in Casco; Deputy Emery responded. 1:19 p.m. Motor vehicle crash, with property damage, on Roosevelt Trail in Casco, near Top of the Hill Grille; Deputy Hovey responded. SHERIFF’S LOG, Page A



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Monday, February 3 12:37 p.m. Criminal mischief, Officer Muise. 2:46 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with personal injury, Officer Muise. 5:45 p.m. Accident with property damage, Officer McCormick. 7:26 p.m. Sex offender registration, Officer McCormick. 10:54 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Smolinsky. 11:34 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Smolinsky. Tuesday, February 4 9:03 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 9:42 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 10:26 a.m. Fraud complaint, Officer Jones. 11:44 a.m. Theft complaint, Officer Jones. 1:01 p.m. Fraud complaint, Officer Gaumont. 1:46 p.m. Theft incident, Officer Jones. 1:55 p.m. Criminal mischief, Officer Jones. 2:23 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 4:37 p.m. Welfare check, Officer McCormick. 7:01 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with property damage, Officer McCormick. 8:43 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer McCormick. 8:54 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer McCormick. 9:29 p.m. Threatening complaint, Officer McCormick. Wednesday, February 5 2:26 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Smolinsky. 6:11 a.m. Theft complaint, Officer Smolinsky. 9:23 a.m. Vehicle off the road, Officer Jones. 11:20 a.m. Speed complaint, Officer Jones. 12:56 p.m. Vehicle off the road, Officer Jones. 2:23 p.m. Parking problem, Officer Jones. 5:39 p.m. Fraud complaint, Officer Gaumont. 6:56 p.m. Agency assist, Officer Gaumont. 7:37 p.m. Citizen assist, Officer Gaumont. Thursday, February 6 1:24 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Smolinsky. 2:32 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 7:09 p.m. Pedestrian check, Officer Reese. Friday, February 7 10:28 a.m. Theft complaint, Officer Muise. 11:57 a.m. Accident with property damage, Officer Muise. 1:09 p.m. Attempt to locate, Officer Muise. 7:49 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 8:23 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 8:29 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 8:30 p.m. Attempt to locate, Officer Reese. 8:52 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Jones. 10:13 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. 10:21 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. 10:36 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. Saturday, Feburary 8 8:52 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with personal injury, Officer Muise. 1:23 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer McCormick. 7:29 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 7:36 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 7:59 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 8:17 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 8:37 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 9:14 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 10:53 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 10:59 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. 11:06 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. 11:16 p.m. Traffic offense, Officer Gaumont. Sunday, February 9 12:02 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 12:29 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 12:58 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 1:19 a.m. Traffic offense, Officer Reese. 2:42 a.m. Loud party, Officer Gaumont. 4:22 a.m. Suspicious activity, Officer Gaumont. 10:29 a.m. Attempt to locate, Officer Muise. 6:02 p.m. Motor vehicle accident involving property damage, Officer McCormick.

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Fryeburg Police Monday, February 3 2:36 p.m. Drug complaint on Lovewell Pond Road. 3:24 p.m. Theft at a Main Street store. 3:52 p.m. Assist a citizen on Lake Street. 5:36 p.m. Motor vehicle accident (non-reportable) on Bridgton Road, near the town garage. 5:54 to 9:30 p.m. Four motor vehicle stops; three on Bridgton Road, one at the intersection of Main and River Streets. Tuesday, February 4 10:11 a.m. Sex offender registration. 6:58 p.m. Welfare check on Maple Street. 8:54 p.m. Juvenile offenses on Smith Street. 9:49 p.m. Harassment complaint on West Fryeburg Road. Wednesday, February 5 1 to 2:07 a.m. Five building checks made. 6:30 p.m. Suspicious activity on Birch Lane. Thursday, February 6 9:42 a.m. to 1:39 p.m. Six motor vehicle stops; three on Main Street, two on Portland Street, one on Swan Falls Road. 4:23 p.m. Motor vehicle accident (non-reportable) on Bridgton Road. Friday, February 7 12:10 to 1:36 a.m. Eleven building checks made. 5:45 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Portland Street. 6:54 p.m. Assist another agency on Kimball Lake Shores Road. 9:30 p.m. Disturbance on Smith Street. 10:57 p.m. Benjamin A. Taylor, 25, of Buxton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended/revoked following a stop on Main Street near the Maine/New Hampshire state line. Saturday, February 8 12:55 to 4:44 a.m. Sixteen building checks made. 9:20 a.m. Animal complaint. 5:30 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on West Fryeburg Road. 11:41 p.m. Field interview on South Chatham Road. Sunday, February 9 3:48 p.m. Todd Hasselbeck, 57, of Rowley, Mass. was charged with failing to register a motor vehicle following a stop on Bridgton Road

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(Continued from Page A) 11:55 p.m. Vehicle off the road, Officer Gaumont. Arrest sheet 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, David L. Neal, 27, of Harrison was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. Neal was also charged with terrorizing and theft of drugs. He was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 12:46 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, Michael R. Holden, 32, of Bridgton was arrested for operating a motor vehicle after suspension by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. Holden was also charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana. He was released on bail. 12:25 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, James M. Smith, 33, of Sweden was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese. 7:47 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, Lyndon B. Proulx, 20, of South Paris was arrested on a warrant for possession of scheduled drugs by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese. Proulx was transported to the Oxford County Jail in South Paris. 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, Alysia M. Baker, 23, of Bridgton was arrested for disorderly conduct by Bridgton Police Officers Josh Muise and T.J. Reese. Baker was released on bail.

Firefighters said this home on Cottage Street in Bridgton had been burning for some time before passersby saw the flames and called the fire department. It was fully involved when firefighters arrived. (Photo courtesy Ken Murphy)

Another home destroyed by fire The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a downtown Bridgton fire last week that destroyed a two-story residential home on Cottage Street. Deputy Fire Chief Todd Perrault said no one was home when the fire was discovered around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, by people who happened to be passing by. The 2 Cottage Street home, owned by Peter DiPalma Jr., is located behind Sportshaus, diagonally across Cottage Street from The Big Apple. The

fire was fully involved by the time the first firefighters arrived minutes later. Firefighters were able to gain entry through the front entrance and do an interior attack, and it took around an hour to bring the fire under control. Assisting the Bridgton Fire Department were volunteers from fire departments in Harrison, Naples, Fryeburg, Sebago and Denmark. Perrault said the main portion of the home, which has a converted attached barn, porch and shed, was heavily damaged by the fire.

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(Continued from Page A) February 1 9:28 a.m. Theft complaint on Roosevelt Trail in Naples; Deputy McIntire responded. 1:39 p.m. Theft incident (shoplifting) on Roosevelt Trail in Naples; Deputy McIntire responded. February 4 10:18 a.m. Burglary to a motor vehicle on State Park Road in Casco; Deputy Welsh responded. 7:16 p.m. Motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Quaker Ridge Road and Nakrem Lane in Casco; Deputy Hanna responded.

“Basically, it’s a total loss,” he said. Part of the home was being rented by Gary Comstock, who was staying in Portland that night and learned about the fire the next day. Only the detached shed appeared to escape any damage. Perrault did not know whether the house was insured. Firefighters were on the scene well into the evening putting out any remaining embers. Perrault said it was

not necessary to redirect traffic on Main Street. The Feb. 5 fire followed two other Bridgton house fires, on Jan. 24 and 28, that destroyed homes in the Knights Hill area and Pond Road, respectively. Perrault said the number of fire calls in Bridgton appears to be up over last year. “Normally we average one call per day, and we’re already at call number 60,” just 40 days into the new year.

Prostate cancer network starts up In cooperation with Bridgton Hospital, the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer ( is pleased to announce that they will be meeting every third Tuesday of the month in the Greater Lake Region area at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street in Bridgton. This month it will be held

on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The meeting will be open to all on the prostate journey, their families, friends and loved ones. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m., and coffee and goodies will be served. There is no charge. For more information, please call Al Fitzmorris at 583-6453 or Sue Rivet at the Bridgton Hospital at 647-6000.

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2014 Winter Carnival schedule of events

If you haven’t gotten outside already this winter, this Saturday, Feb. 15 weekend in Bridgton you’ll have no excuse. The 2014 • 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast, First Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Greater Bridgton Lakes Congregational Church, South High Street, Bridgton. Region Chamber of Commerce, offers hikes and rides and $8 adults, $4 kids under 10. Free for kids under age games aplenty, with tons of good food and hot drinks. three. Highlighting the Friday to Sunday, Feb. 14-16 week• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Table Tennis Tournament, Bridgton end will be the popular “Freezing For A Reason” Polar Town Hall. Registration form available on website, Dip on Saturday, to benefit the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Brave ones will make the run into the icy water at • 9:45 a.m. to noon, Kids Snow Creation Competition, Highland Lake Beach at 1 p.m., with registration beginShorey Park. Sponsored by Camp Pondicherry. ning at 11 a.m. Another popular spectator event will be Judging takes place between noon and 1 p.m. Saturday’s Giant Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament, • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown horse-drawn wagon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Town Hall on North High Street. rides. Stops at Highland Lake Beach and Bridgton Here’s the schedule of events; more information is availCommunity Center, provided by Carousel Horse able by visiting Farm. Free with button. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Hot dogs, soups, chili and drinks Friday, Feb. 14 on sale at Highland Lake Beach by the Bridgton • 4 p.m. — Sweetheart of a Hike, Sunset/Moonrise Lions Club. Hike up Bald Pate Mountain, led by Loon Echo • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Ice fishing contest for juniors Land Trust. Meet at Bald Pate Lot. Equipment is under age 16 at Highland Lake Beach, sponsored by needed; call 647-4352 or FMI. Free Unc’ L Lunkers. Sign up at Unc L’ Lunkers Shop or with button at Highland Beach. Free with button. • 8 p.m. to midnight — Valentine Dance at Bridgton • 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Sled Dog Rides at Highland Town Hall, North High Street, sponsored by the Lake Beach, sponsored by Winter Adventure Guides. Bridgton Community Center. DJ Dan will spin the Cost is $30 for a 20-minute ride, departing each half tunes. BYOB. Ages 21 and older. Tickets are $10 hour. Advanced reservations are recommended. with button, $12 without • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Coffee sampling at Highland Lake Beach, sponsored by McDonalds Restaurant. Free with button. • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Kids carnival games, sponsored by various clubs, at Highland Lake Beach, with music by DJ Dan. Free with button • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Snowmobile rides at Highland Lake Beach, sponsored by Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club. Donations accepted. • 10 a.m. to noon — Nature Hike at Pondicherry Park, meet at Magic Lantern lot. Led by a LEA naturalist. Snowshoes can be provided free with button. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Town Rink open skating. Warming station with hot chocolate. Free with button • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Freezing For A Reason” Polar Dip to benefit Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Registration at Highland Lake Beach begins at 11 a.m., dip starts at 1 p.m. Go to for more information. • 2 to 4 p.m. — Mason’s Chowder Lunch at Masonic Hall, Route 117, Harrison Road. • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Baked Bean Supper at St. Joseph Parish Hall, organized by Bridgton Lions Club. Adults $9.00, kids $6.00. $1.00 off if you wear a button.

LAST YEAR’S BIGGEST FISH — Pictured are Shane Richards with Owen VanBrunt, 6, who caught the largest fish last year on Woods Pond. Richards is the organizer and director of this year’s Fishing Derby sponsored by Grace Christian Church, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Fishing Derby February 22

Come join others and be a part of a Fishing Derby at Woods Pond in Bridgton on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Kid’s Derby will be held from 8 to 11 a.m., and is free and open to all children age 11 or younger. The full derby is open to everyone with a valid Maine fishing license. Entrance fees are $15 per person and $25 per family. Prizes will include cash, trophies, and raffle prizes. Prizes include but are not limited to; Milwakee power tools from Fastenal in Auburn, a fishing sled from Sebago Dock & Lift, assorted tackle from Naples Tackle, $100 cash from Lee’s Family Trailer, trophies from Performance Power, a complete fly fishing pole and equipment from Hayes True Value, and two $100 gift certificates for meat cutting. There will be plenty of fun, food, and games for the whole family at this event, sponsored by Grace Christian Church/Cans for Camp. This includes helicopter rides (not included in registration fee) along with food concessions that include chili, homemade soup, sweets, hot chocolate, coffee and more. All money raised will help children go to summer Sunday, Feb. 16 camp. For information, updates and rules please visit the • 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Sled dog rides at Highland Facebook page at Beach, sponsored by Winter Adventure Guides. cansforcampicederby. You may also reach Shane Richards at Cost is $30 per 20-minute ride, departing each half 739-9685 or or Pastor Phil hour. Reservations recommended. at 647-2796 or


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LR Rotary Lake Region’s Got Talent! moves into quarterfinals food drive

Lake-Region Rotary issues challenge to help food pantries

The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club is launching a drive to collect paper products and cash donations for area food pantries during the month of February, when the need is most dire. Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper and facial tissues) cannot be purchased by food pantries with as much leverage as food can, where a $1 donation can yield as much as $7 in groceries from the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. Rotary is establishing multiple collection sites for donations and paper products in Bridgton, designating funds from a Rotary Café at the Bridgton Community Center to be held between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Winter Carnival weekend. The Rotary will match money donations up to $250 wherever they are made. Paper products drop-off sites are being set up at the following Bridgton locations: • TD Bank, Main Street • Norway Savings Bank, Pondicherry Square • McDonald’s restaurant, Portland Road • Bridgton Community Center, Depot Street Contribution in cash or by check can be made at McDonalds or the Community Center, or mailed to Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club at Bridgton, P.O. Box 845, Bridgton, ME 04009. The proceeds from this drive will be distributed to the following food pantries in the communities that the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club services, as was the club’s previous donation in January: • Naples Food CrossWalk Community Outreach • Bridgton Food Pantry • St. Joseph Food Pantry • Harrison Food Pantry • Sweden House Food Pantry • Denmark/Brownfield Food Pantry The Bridgton-Lakes Region Rotary Club at Bridgton is a nonprofit service organization that serves the towns of Bridgton, Denmark, Harrison, Naples and Sweden, by helping the local communities’ youth, elderly, veterans and others worldwide in need of food, utilities, education, access to health care and other services by providing financial support and engaging in hands-on projects. The club meets at the Alliance Church at 368 Harrison Road, Bridgton every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. Homemade breakfast is available, and visitors are always welcome.

The first Lake Region’s Got Talent! features contestants eager to showcase their abilities on the stage at the Magic Lantern. Following a series of auditions last weekend, some amazing acts from around the region were chosen to move on to the quarterfinals. Selected participants, including solo performing artists, as well as dance crews, will perform before the judges and audience. The following acts will be featured in the quarterfinals held on two consecutive Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Magic Lantern. This Saturday, Feb. 16, come watch: Danielle Gordon, song; Ethan Strain, guitar and song; Reiyn Hart, song; Liza Collins-Schrader, Laura Taylor, Savana Bradford, Kristen Farwell and Kendyl Ridlon, acro dance; Corban Ridlon and Rose Hagerstrom, jugglers; Casey Burger, flute; and Gene Bahr, guitar, harmonica and song. Performing in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 23 will be: Polly Vaillant, song and piano; Emma Nadeau, dance; Lily Schofield, song; Malinda Miller, Cassidy MacDonald and Savannah Silke, song; Shannon Fillebrown, song, Jessica Frum, monologue; and Christian Martin, guitar and song. All are vying for the chance to win a share of over a thousand dollars in cash and prizes. All shows are open to the public and tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket prices are the following: quarterfinals/$5; semifinals/$10; finals/$10. A semifinal performance will be held on March 2, and the final competition will occur on March 9. All four shows will be televised on Lake Region REIYN HART sang Television after the show dates. Over the This Lake Region Community Theatre fundraiser is Somewhere made possible by the following local businesses — Gold Rainbow during auditions sponsors: Bull Moose, Crystal Lake Spa and Wellness for the first Lake Region’s Center, Hannaford, Jewlz Beyond Hair, Krainin Real Got Talent competition. Estate, Portland Models & Talent, LLC, L3C, Casco/Naples/Raymond American Legion Post #155 Raymond Village Florist, Thursday, Feb. 13th THURS. EVE. OPEN TO THE OPEN Rodgers Ski and Sport, S. PUBLIC DARTS Avery Photography and The Umbrella Factory; Fri., Feb. 14th• 6:30 p.m. Silver sponsors: Pat’s Pizza, Sportshaus and Wellness Associates. Mon. & Tues Sat., Feb. 15th For more information, DART call Peter Allen at 518NIGHT 0481. Sun., Feb. 16th

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Chocolate lovers were out in droves

The chocolate lovers were out in droves for the Taste of Lovell at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Those taking advantage of the yummy goodies saw the best of the best Lovell could produce, with 31 entries on the table ready for consumption — cakes, chocolate-covered strawberries and nuts, and every item waiting to be sampled. The room was set up with table and chairs for comfort while eating the comfort food. To add to the enjoyment, Jewel Clark came over from Bethel to play her guitar and sing for the crowd. Out of all the entries, votes were counted and the top three vote getters won a beautiful flowering plant. The winners were: first place, Joyce Klauck, for her Matt Satin Peanut Cup Cheesecake; second place, Jackie Stearns, for her Orange Crunch Cake; and third place, Dawson Willey,

for Carmel Brownies. All attending enjoyed the event, remembering what happened last year. This fundraiser helps the library to continue with the many programs open to the public, providing a huge service to the community. The John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby for the area children will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 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. 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.


by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 The Lovell Lions Club will be holding the 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16. Contestants can fish in any lake or pond included in the 100 acres of Oxford County from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for both days, and you can preregister with Cliff Hill at 9283744. Registration on either day will be held at the North Lovell Grange Hall on Route 5, beginning at 5 a.m. Prizes of $100 will be awarded for the heaviest togue, bass and pickerel as well as for the biggest fish overall. There will be prizes for kids 12 and under, with a grand prize of $50. Weigh-in of caught fish will start at the Grange Hall at 4 p.m. sharp

each day. Sponsors are Bliss & Associates, Convenient Containers, JB Self Storage, Lovell Logging & Tree Service, and Mo’s Electrical, Norman, Hanson & Detroy, Norway Savings Bank, PJ Mechanical and Wilson Excavation. Organizers of the Derby would like to remind all who participate to please be cautious and be careful on the ice at all times. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, Fryeburg Rec will hold the 4th Annual Fishing Derby at the Lower Bay and Upper Bay on Kezar Lake from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to both youth and adults, with a registration fee of $30 for both days if preregistered at FryeburgRec. com or by mail, and $20 for

one day. For the kids, those 16 years old and under, they will fish for free. There will be a Kids’ Casting Contest, door prizes, and raffles of two eight-inch Jiffy augers and an aluminum ice shack. For those young people making the top five places, there will be prizes. For the adults, the first place prize will be $500, second place will be $300 and $200 will be awarded for third place for biggest fish caught in the Upper or Lower bays. There will be many activities, so plan on making it a day. There will be food, burgers, hot dogs and chili. Also, for the convenience of those taking part, parking will be provided at Buddy Carrier’s, off Kezar Lake Road, just follow the signs and facilities available on site. For those who would like to print a copy of the application, they can visit For more information, contact Colin Micklon at 935-3293 or pick up a brochure with all the information. Farmers’ markets have become very popular in the area around Lovell. The

Lovell Farmers’ Market will be going into its sixth year when it opens on June 4, with hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Yes, I know, it’s only February, but the Lovell Farmers’ Market is now on Facebook. Helen Ramsdell, who is in charge, wanted to let folks that are interested in this summer’s market know that there is a way to contact her through Facebook, or by e-mail at caprinelady@, or the old-fashioned way by calling 4522772. She’d be happy to let you know what’s happening and accept new vendors. Congratulations on the birth of Beckham Michael Hamilton on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Bridgton Hospital. His mother is Brittany A. Miller and dad is Jason B. Hamilton of Lovell. Happy with their new brother are Lacy Hamilton, 5, and Miley Miller, 4. Maternal grandparents are John Miller of Chatham, N.H., and Margaret and Paul Drew of Lovell. Paternal grandparents are Bill Hamilton of Laconia, N.H., and Shelly Bridges of Fryeburg.

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A LIFETIME ANGLER — Mia Turkington of Poland has been awarded a Lifetime Fishing License by David Garcia, president of the Sebago Lake Anglers Association. Mia is the 11-year-old daughter of Scott and Lynley Turkington. Her grandparents are Richard and Cathy Rhoads, formerly of Naples, currently residing in Mechanic Falls. Through fundraising efforts, the Sebago Lake Anglers Association awards lifetime fishing licenses each year to children up to age 12. For more information about the Sebago Lake Anglers Association, contact David Garcia, owner of the Naples Bait Shop. 



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By Dr. Julianne Forbes Guest Writer What we eat and drink can have a powerful effect on our ability to focus, mental clarity, mood and stress levels. At its simplest, food is fuel. Though our preferences regarding taste and texture can vary widely, we all rely on the foods we eat for energy. Most people are aware that it is vital we consume a diverse choice of foods if we wish to maintain a state of physical wellbeing. However, the connection between diet and our mental wellbeing is less understood. Just as the nutritional components in food power the body, so too do they power the mind. Some foods can impair cognitive functioning and sap our energy while others heighten our intellectual abilities and make us feel more vital. What we eat and drink can have a powerful effect on our focus, mental clarity, mood and stress levels. Food “allergies” or hypersensitivity reactions, which don’t always manifest themselves in obvious forms we recognize, can also play a significant role in the maintenance of mental health. Thus, for most of us, even a simple change in diet can have a noticeable positive impact on our lives. Taking the time to explore whether anxiety,

muddled thoughts, or inexplicable tension can be linked to a food allergy or food sensitivity can empower you to treat your symptoms naturally by the choices of what to eat or not. The benefits of a healthier, more personalized diet are often felt immediately. This can be determined by a simple blood test that measures immune system reactivity to certain foods. Once these potential foods are identified, healing can take place. Frequently allergens that can stress the body include: sugar, saturated fats, wheat, and dairy products. However, other perfectly nutritious foods like eggs, beans, seeds can be problematic if one is

reactive or sensitized to them. For people that are “allergic,” consuming them can cause imbalances in the physical body that have a negative effect on the one’s ability to nourish the brain. We know that in general processed foods are generally damaging to our systems. Water, fiber, nuts, unprocessed seeds, raw fruits and vegetables, and vegetable proteins, on the other hand, support physical and mental functioning by providing those nutrients we do need without additional substances we don’t. A balanced, natural diet adapted for your individual hypersensitivity responses to foods can ease mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety, and

mild depression. Intellectual clarity and skill are improved when the mind receives proper nourishment. Even those individuals who are blessed with the ability to consume almost any food can benefit from a healthier and simpler diet. Since the mental and physical selves are closely bound to one another, we must feed each the foods upon which they thrive. Dr. Julianne Forbes is a naturopathic doctor in North Bridgton, specializing in helping people determine what is limiting their realizing their full potential through optimal health. Find her on Facebook, at her website or by phone 647-9423.

The Bridgton Hospital Diabetes Clinic will sponsor its three-part Diabetes Education Program on Monday, Feb. 17 and Thursday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Friday, Feb. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The sessions will be held in the Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. Bridgton Hospital has received the presti-

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Gerry A. Wilmot

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SOUTH PARIS — Gerald A. Wilmot, 66, passed away peacefully in his home in South Paris on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, surrounded by his caring staff. Gerry eventually succumbed to a persistent respiratory illness. Gerry was a longtime resident of the Hebron, South Paris and Harrison area. He attended a number of local day programs. Gerry was a good worker and one of his favorite jobs was washing and cleaning local fire trucks and cruisers. Throughout his career, Gerry made a host of friends and he will be truly missed. Gerry attended Special Olympics for years and won a multitude of medals. He enjoyed all aspects of this event, especially the final dance. He was a very social person and made friends easily. One of Gerry’s favorite things in life was anything to do with professional wrestling. He knew all the wrestlers’ names and attended live events whenever possible. Gerry leaves behind two lifetime housemates, Georgia Cote and Janis Norris, as well as two residential support families, the Arsenault/Anderson and the Beller families, that embraced him and his housemates in their midst for more than 35 years. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held in mid-April in the South Paris area with interment to follow in Gray.  Time and location will be announced at a later date.

GORHAM — Donald N. “Hoppy” Hopkins, 70, passed away, surrounded by family and friends, at Maine Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Hoppy was born on Sept. 3, 1943, to Viola Lunetta (Meserve) Hopkins and Norris S. Hopkins. Hoppy lived in Gorham his whole life, first venturing out of Maine by flying to Florida when he was 15 to help Fred Daigle drive a potato truck back. He graduated from Gorham High School in 1961 and Maine VocationalTechnical Institute (now Southern Maine Community College) in 1964. He worked with his father-in-law, Harry Getchell, building houses and with Ralph Willis drilling and blasting. He also did a few side jobs with his friend, Pete Herrick, where they sometimes lost their shirt. Hoppy worked at Southworth Machine Co., Morong Brothers, then for himself as Hoppy’s VW Service. After 30 years of repairing VWs, he did carpentry work with his son, Daniel. He loved his tractors and other machines. Hoppy spent many happy hours fishing on Chamberlain Lake in the spring. He also loved hunting and spending time with his children, Norene, Donny and Danny. There were many moose hunts, which were fun for him and all who went along. He loved blueberries from Ron and Judy Leonhardt. He appreciated all the electrical work that Wayne Willette did and the carpentry work done by Rick Johnson and Bill Royall. He was happy to have great neighbors. Hoppy could fabricate most anything from steel. He built a portable sawmill with help from Olin Irish. They called it Do and Redo. Cliff Barnes spent many days helping Hoppy run his sawmill. He knew just about everything about Volkswagens and mechanical things in general. He was a great storyteller. His wife called him a “Tom Sawyer” because people did things for him just because it was him, but of course he had earned it because we were all indebted to him for some kindness or another. If your name has not been included, please know that everyone that Hoppy knew enriched his life as well. Many young children took him for Santa Claus. There were few places he could go and not see someone who knew him. He was predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, Arlene Meserve Meggison, Frances Van Dusen, Stanley Hopkins, Joe Hopkins and Ronald Hopkins; and also two nephews. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Hopkins; his ex-wife, Karen Baillargeon; children, Norene Hopkins of Raymond, Donald Hopkins Jr. of Troy, N.Y. and Daniel Hopkins of Gorham; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In memory of Hoppy, teach a child to fish and/or hunt. A potluck open house will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the United Church of Christ at North Gorham, 4 Standish Neck Road, Gorham from 12 to 4 p.m. If able, bring your favorite dish to share. Arrangements by Dolby Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to

James T. James PORTLAND — James T. “Jimmy” James, 61, formerly of Windham and Gray, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was born in Portland, on Feb. 10, 1952, the son on John J. Sr. and Grace L. (Moreau) James. Jimmy grew up in the Windham area and attended Pride’s Training School in South Portland until he was 18. Early in life, Jimmy was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. He struggled with many health issues, but was a strong fighter who never complained, nor gave up. Jimmy loved his Boston Red Sox. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, the New England Patriots and ice skating. Jimmy is survived by his three brothers, John J. James Jr. of Aguanga, Calif., Peter J. James of Windham and Jesse D. James of Pahrump, Nev.; four sisters, Donna J. Keaten of Gray, Johanna E. Smith of Naples, Phoebe J. Bernier of Gray and Jacklyn L. Allen of Gray; several nieces and nephews. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service followed the visitation in the chapel. Burial will be in the spring at St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Those who wish may make a memorial donation in Jimmy’s honor to: The Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718.

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NAPLES — Frances J. (Mayo) Myers, 93, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was best known by her family as “Diddy,” a nickname her brother gave her as a child.  She was born on Nov. 14, 1920, in Westbrook, a daughter of Cliff and Rose Mayo. Frances worked many jobs throughout her life, WINDHAM — David Scott mostly as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed summers on Coffee Pond and McDevitt, 50, died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, later retired with her husband in Naples 28 years ago. Over the course 2014, at his home after a brief illness. of her life she loved sewing, cooking, reading, fishing and gardening. He was born in Portland on May 17, After becoming legally blind 10 years ago, she continued to look on 1963, the son of James and A. Jeannette the bright side of things. Listening to her audio books, spending time (Spofford) McDevitt. with her neighbor and attending church were her favorite things to David held several positions throughdo. She loved Jesus, her home and the life she built with her husband. out his life in maintenance and night Her favorite saying was “Focus on the good stuff.” watch. He worked at the Yorktown Paper In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her sister, Mill in the 1980s as a machine operator. Louise Mayo; and her brother, Edward Mayo.  David was also a finish carpenter, but he She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank; nephews and most enjoyed his position as a cook for nieces. Indian Acres in Fryeburg. He loved to A Mass was held on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at St. Joseph Church in cook for everyone. Bridgton. A graveside service will be held in the spring. David was an easy going, fun-loving In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Iris Network, guy with a contagious laugh. He was a devoted family man, and 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102. Arrangements are by Hall gave up his last few years to help and care for his elderly mother. Funeral Home, Casco. David is survived by his mother; daughter, Amanda McDevitt of Jay; son, Mathew McDevitt of Hopewell, Va.; a granddaughter and future granddaughter expected in March; two brothers, Thomas McDevitt of Windham, and Randy McDevitt of West Gardener; sister, Sue Ellen Kiesman of Fryeburg; and several nieces and nephews. SEBAGO — Robert Burns, 74, of He was predeceased by his father; oldest brother, Jimmy; and Sebago, died unexpectedly at his a niece. home on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 10, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a memorial service was was born in Bridgton on Sept. 22, held at 3 p.m. following the visitation. Burial will be in the spring at 1939, a son of George Burns Jr. and the Arlington Cemetery, Windham. Condolences to the family may Georgia (Brown) Burns. He attended be expressed at local schools and graduated from Bridgton High School in 1958. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, where he was a tank driver. Robert worked 30 years for the Portland Water District, retiring in CASCO — Ronald Roger Akers, 73, passed away unexpectedly 1998. He was very active in his comat his home in Casco on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. munity where, along with his wife, he He was born in Augusta on Sept. 17, 1940. organized the Sebago Days Parade for 20 years, as well as serving Ron attended Admiral Farragut Military Academy for two years in Toms River, N.J. then went on to graduate from Fryeburg as President and Vice President of the Sebago Days Committee. He Academy, Class of 1960. He then enlisted in the Navy, serving on was also “keeper” of the community sign at the Village Green and the USS Sierra AD-18 from 1960-62. He was proud to have been took it upon himself to make sure all the veterans of Sebago had involved in the Project Mercury Recovery Mission of astronaut Lt. flags on their graves each Memorial Day. Col. John Glenn Jr. Robert was a member of the Maple Grove Grange #148 in Ron joined the family business, Akers & Chrysler, now Pineland Sebago, Mt. Etna Grange # 147 in North Baldwin, Cumberland and Carpets, in 1962 in Auburn. He served as president and co-owner Oxford Union Pomona Grange as well as the Maine State and with his brother, Clifford M. Akers Jr. Ron remained active in his National Grange. He was a member of the Naples, Casco and business, semiretiring in 2011. Raymond American Legion #155 and a life member of the Naples He was a Mason and active member of the Tranquil Lodge #29 in Auburn, Portland-St. Albans Commandery and Kora Temple V.F.W. post. He was also a member of the Sebago Fire Department Shrine in Lewiston. Most recently, he became a member of the and the Sebago Historical Society. In his spare time he enjoyed American Legion Post 0215. For 12 years, he was a member of the hunting, fishing and woodworking. Kora Shrine Cycle Corp, performing in parades around the state, Robert was predeceased by a sister, Melva Burns. Surviving are raising funds to support the Shriners Hospital for Children. his beloved wife of 48 years, Ann Burns of Sebago; his brother-inHe enjoyed taking his boat out on Crescent Lake, camping in his law and sister-in-law Ralph and Carol Brown of Sebago; as well as RV with family and friends, especially at Fryeburg Fair and “upta” several loving nieces and nephews. camp in Rangeley. He took pride in maintaining his property on A graveside service will be held in Bridgton in the spring. Crescent Lake, where he always welcomed family and friends.   Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfunerHe was predeceased by his parents, Clifford M. Akers Sr. and Carmen R. Akers of Casco. Surviving are his wife, Pamela E. Pearson-Akers of Casco; two sons, Davian Jon Akers of Portland and Ronald R. Akers II of Derry, N.H.; a granddaughter; his brother, Clifford M. 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RAYMOND — Wendell J. “Wink” MacDonald, 91, of Rumford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at his daughter Jane’s home in Raymond surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rumford, on Jan. 25, 1923, a son of William J. and Mary (Goodwin) MacDonald. Wendell attended St. Athanasius School and was a graduate of Mexico High School, Class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in France, Belgium and Holland. Wendell was employed for over 40 years with Oxford Paper Company and retired in 1985 from the Engineering Department. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Wendell enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the violin and the harmonica. He also enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage, and spending time with his family in the home that he built. Surviving are his children, David W. MacDonald of South Portland, Dennis W. MacDonald of Hooksett, N.H., Thomas B. MacDonald of Portland, Peter J. MacDonald of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Nancy M. Johnson of Dover, N.H., William R. MacDonald of Mexico and Jane M. Hoffman of Raymond; a sister, Elizabeth “Jenny” Stoklas of Mexico; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Theresa (Polero) MacDonald; a brother, Harold MacDonald; and a sister Margaret Richards. You are invited to share your, thoughts, condolences, and fond memories with the MacDonald family by visiting their guestbook at There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Parish of the Holy Savior. Spring interment will be in Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot Street, Rumford.

Catherine A. Kilbourne PORTLAND — Catherine Ann “Cathy” Kilbourne, 60, died at her residence in Portland on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Born in 1953, she lived with her parents, Bill and Ann Kilbourne of Bridgton, through her high school years. After graduating from Lake Region High School, Cathy moved to Portland, where she lived under the care of Goodwill Industries. She is survived by first cousins, Warren Kilbourne of N.J., John Kilbourne of Maine, and Richard Kilbourne and his wife Ellie of Mass.; and her many longtime friends and staff at Goodwill. A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall at the Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. A private burial will be held in Bridgton at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy’s memory for the benefit of the residents at Newton Street to: Goodwill Industries, 75 Washington Ave., Suite 300, Portland, ME 04101. Please visit for additional information and to sign Cathy’s online guestbook. 1T7X

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Community Potluck Supper in Waterford

WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House at Waterford Flat will hold a Community Potluck Supper on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. The Community House is located on Plummer Hill Road, behind the Village Green, next door to the church. Community suppers are held on the third Thursday of each month through May. The hosts for this supper are Joy and Henry Plate and Donna and Barry Patrie. Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.

Soup, Ski or Snowshoe event at Bridgton Highlands

The Second Annual Soup, Ski, or Snowshoe event will take place at the Bridgton Highlands Golf Course on Saturday, Feb. 22. Soup will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or until it’s gone. Tickets will be given out when you get your soup, which makes you eligible for the drawings. Items donated for the drawing so far include day ski passes at Shawnee Peak, a gift certificate to Bridgton Books, and items from the Magic Lantern. There are 8.5 miles of groomed trails available to ski or snowshoe. Conditions lately have been extraordinary. All funds go directly to the Adaptive Ski Program at Shawnee Peak that benefits adults and children with disabilities. Come join others for a great time. Equipment is not provided.

‘Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs’ is Feb. 22

HARRISON — The annual “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” ice fishing derby will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Long Lake. The event, sponsored by Western Maine Fish & Game in partnership with Harrison Recreation and Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, offers lots of prizes and raffles and a chance to win a Youth Lifetime Fishing License. There’ll be food and a warming fire as well. For more information, call Paula at 583-2241 or e-mail, or Joe Jack at 730-1288 or e-mail

Fiesta brings twist to Saturday Night Supper

CASCO — Join others Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco for their first-ever Fabulous Florida Fiesta. It’s traditional Saturday Night Supper fare with a twist. Enjoy beans and hot dogs, casseroles and summer salads, Hawaiian punch and iced tea and homemade desserts. Cost is $7 adults, $4 age eight and under, and $20 max for families with young children. After supper, shop for 50% off the entire stock of summer clothing in the Wings & Things Clothes Closet.

Schoolhouse holding auditions for Godspell

STANDISH — The Schoolhouse Arts Center will hold auditions for Godspell on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. at their theater at 16 Richville Road, Standish. Callbacks will be Monday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. Show dates will be April 25-27; May 2-4 and May 9-11. Be prepared to sing a Broadwaystyle song. Actors will be asked to cold read at auditions. Materials will be provided at the audition. This production is seeking older teens (age 17-19) and adults. For more information, call 632-3658.

Harrison Community Blood Drive

HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club and the Red Cross are sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on Monday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the United Parish Church of Harrison and North Bridgton. Organizers say there is a great need for blood donations at this time.

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Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Feb. 13 — Storytime Glow Dance, 6:30 p.m., North Bridgton Library. FMI: 6478563. Fri., Feb. 14 — AARP Tax Aid Specialists, avail. by appt., Community Center. Appt.: 6473116. Fri., Feb. 21 — Help applying for Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit for those who don’t need to file income taxes, by appt., Community Center. Appointments: 647-3116. Fri., Feb. 14 — Joy of Singing, all welcome regardless of ability, 3 to 5 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 14 — Sunset/ Moonrise Valentine’s Day Hike up Bald Pate Mountain by LEA, meet 4 p.m. at Bald Pate parking area. Fri., Feb. 14 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 14 — Winter Carnival Valentine Dance with DJ Dan, 8 p.m. to midnight, Town Hall, No. High St. Sat., Feb. 15 — Junior Ice Fishing Contest by Unc’L Lunkers for under age 16, registration needed, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, So. High St. Sat., Feb. 15 — Winter Carnival Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament, starts 9 a.m., Town Hall. Sat., Feb. 15 — Kids Snow Creation Competition, 9:45 a.m. to noon, judging noon to 1 p.m., Shorey Park. Sat., Feb. 15 — Downtown

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides by Carousel Horse Farm, from Highland Lake Beach to Community Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 15 — Hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, coffee by Bridgton Lions Club, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Sled Dog Rides by Winter Adventure Guides, registration needed, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Kids Carnival Games, music by DJ Dan, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Snowmobile Rides by Bridgton Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Nature Hike by Lakes Environmental Assn., 10 a.m. to noon, Pondicherry Park, meet behind Magic Lantern. Sat., Feb. 15 — Open Skating with hot chocolate, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Rink behind Town Hall. Sat., Feb. 15 — “Freezin’ For A Reason” Polar Dip, registration begins 11 a.m., dip at 1 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. Sat., Feb. 15 — Family Valentine Cafe by Bridgton Lake Region Rotary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Center. Sat., Feb. 15 — Masons Chowder Lunch, 2 to 4 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. Sat., Feb. 15 — Baked Bean Supper by Bridgon Lions, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 So. High St. Sat., Feb. 15 — Concert Series with Birdsong At Morning, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Noble House, Highland Rd. Sun., Feb. 16 — Sled Dog Rides by Winter Adventure Guides, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., reservations recommended,


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SEBAGO LIONS SERVED UP a tasty spaghetti public supper, along with the Sebago Center Church Ladies Circle this past Saturday, Feb. 8. The Ladies Circle made the desserts. All proceeds will help the town’s fuel assistance program. Lions and Ladies Circle members wish to thank all for making this event a great success. (Photo by Diana Letellier) Highland Lake Beach. Sun., Feb. 16 — First of 2 quarterfinals, Lake Region’s Got Talent!, begins 1 p.m., Magic Lantern. FMI: 518-0481. Sun., Feb. 16 — W.A.I.T. Support Group, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sun., Feb. 16 — Open Mic, 6 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Feb. 17 — 3-part Diabetes Education Program starts, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Hospital Boardroom (also Feb. 21, 27). FMI: 647-6064. Tue., Feb. 18 — Help, by appt., with buying insurance through the Health Care Marketplace, with Amy March (452-2493), Community Center. Appointments: 647-3116. Tue., Feb. 18 — Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30

p.m., Community Center. Wed., Feb. 19 — BCC Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 21 — AARP Tax Aid Specialists, avail. by appt., Community Center. Appt.: 6473116. Fri., Feb. 21 — Help applying for Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit for those who don’t need to file income taxes, by appt., Community Center. Appointments: 647-3116. Fri., Feb. 21 — Girl Scouts, 3:45 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 22 — Ice Fishing Derby on Woods Pond, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (kids derby 8-11 a.m.). FMI: Grace Christian Church, Shane 739-9685, Pastor Phil 6472796. Sat., Feb. 22 — Easy Riders

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Snowmobile Club Poker Rally, starts 9 a.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 22 — Second Annual Soup, Ski or Snowshoe fundraiser for Adaptive Ski Program, starts 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. Sat., Feb. 22 — Spaghetti Dinner with Hymn Sing & Christian Karaoke, 5:30 p.m., Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. FMI: 647-2599. Sun., Feb. 23 — Second of 2 quarterfinals, Lake Region’s Got Talent!, begins 1 p.m., Magic Lantern. FMI: 518-0481. Sun., Feb. 23 — Open Mic, 6 p.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Sat., Feb. 15 — Winter Carnival by Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, 10 a.m. to sunset, Chamberlain Farm and The Maples, Chamberlain Rd. Sat., Feb. 15 — Brownfield Lions Dance with Bullwinkle Jones, 8 p.m. to midnight, Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 9352911. CASCO Mon., Feb. 17 — Talk by Portland Water District’s Paul Hunt on Forestland Conservation in Sebago Lake Watershed, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: Carrie at Loon Echo Land Trust, 647-4352. Sat., Feb. 22 — Fabulous Florida Fiesta (supper), 5 to 6

p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. DENMARK Fri., Feb. 14 — Moderate hike to Stone Mountain by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 14-15 — Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St. FMI: 452-2412, 452-2057. Sat., Feb. 15 — Community Sauna fundraiser for Loon Echo Land Trust, 4 to 9 p.m., Nurture Through Nature, 77 Wilton Warren Rd. FMI: 1-855-207RETREAT. Fri., Feb. 21 — Easy hike to Mount Mexico and Big Rock Cave, Albany, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Tue., Feb. 18 — AARP Tax Aid Specialists, avail. by appt. at Fryeburg Library, 515 Main St., thru April 8. Appt.: 9352731. HARRISON Sat., Feb. 15 — Radar Run on Crystal Lake by Harrison Friendly Riders, register beginning 8:30 a.m., racing from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. FMI: Stacy, 583-6914. Sun., Feb. 16 — Turkey Dinner by Lions Club, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lion’s Den, Block bldg. Mon., Feb. 17 — Winter Fun Day of Sleigh Rides, Sledding, Bonfire & Food at High View Farm, starts 10 a.m., Leander Rd. Mon., Feb. 17 — Talk by Mary Dempsey of Patrick Dempsey Center, 6:45 p.m., Harrison Lion’s Den, Block Bldg. Wed., Feb. 19 — Trip to Oxford Plains Snow Tubing Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., bus leaves Harrison Town Office at 9:15 a.m., returns at 2 p.m. FMI: 583-2241. Sat., Feb. 22 — “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” Youth & Family Ice Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Long Lake. FMI: 5832241, 730-1288. LOVELL Sat., Sun., Feb. 15, 16 — 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby by Lovell Lions Club, any Oxford County lake, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preregister: Cliff Hill, 928-3744. Sat., Sun., Feb. 15, 16 — 4th Annual Fishing Derby by Fryeburg Rec on Lower Bay & Upper Bay of Kezar Lake, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. FMI: 935-3293. Wed., Feb. 19 — Create a 3D paper mache mask with artist Sue


Country living Aaron and Kayla (Robbins) Henderson of Casco, formerly Surry, Me., announce the arrival of their baby boy, Ezra Thomas Henderson, born Jan. 7, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Ezra weighed eight pounds, three ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Roger E. Jr. and Barbi Robbins of Casco. Paternal grandfather is E. Wallace Henderson of Blue Hill. Maternal great-grandparents are Ethel Gerrish of Biddeford and Roger E. Robbins Jr. of Portland.

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Sidwell, 3 to 4:30 p.m., library. Sat., Feb. 22 — John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby for 1-8 and 9-15, 10 a.m. to noon, Heald Pond, off Slab City Rd. NAPLES Thur., Feb. 13 — Lego Club, 1 to 5 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 13 — Community Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rtes. 302 & 11. FMI: 1-800-7332767. Tue., Feb. 18 — Movie: The Smurfs 2, 4 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 19 — Book Group discusses Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini, 1:30 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 20 — Pokeman Club, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Sat., Feb. 22 — Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Singer Center, Village. RAYMOND Thur., Feb. 6 — Pokeman Club, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 6 — Raymond Rebublicans meeting, 7 p.m., Public Safety Bldg., Main St. FMI: 329-6148. Sun., Feb. 9 — Game Day, 1 to 3 p.m., library. SEBAGO Sat., Feb. 8 — Spaghetti Supper to benefit Sebago Fuel Assistance Fund, 4 to 7 p.m., Sebago Town Hall. WATERFORD Sun., Feb. 9 — Waterford World’s Fair Membership Meeting, 2 p.m., Town Office Community Hall. Thur., Feb. 20 — Community Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat. Sat., Feb. 22 — Turkey Dinner by Waterford World’s Fair Assn., 5 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, Rte. 35, across from Melby’s Market. AREA EVENTS Thur., Feb. 13 — Free “Staying on Your Feet” balance screening for ages 60 & older, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6160. Thur., Feb. 13 — Photography talk by Brenton Hamilton, Spark Lecture Series, 6 p.m., room 128, Alfond Hall, Saint Joseph College, Standish. FMI: 893-7723. Fri., Feb. 14 — Free Chakra Workshop for cancer patients, survivors & caregivers, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Patrick Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston. FMI: 795-8250. Fri., Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day Yoga Workshop, “Love

Starts Within,” 5 to 6:30 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center’s Health & Fitness Center, 12 High St., Lewiston, lower level. Register: 795-2473. Fri., Feb. 14 — Full Moon Snowshoe Trek by Portland Water District, meet 5:45 p.m. Pond Road Trail, Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish. FMI: 774-5961, ext. 3320. Sat., Feb. 15 — Child Safety Seat Inspections, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Department, Danforth St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat, Feb. 15 — Hiawatha in Longfellow’s childhood Maine with Charles Kaufmann, 7 p.m., Hiram Community Church, Hancock Ave., Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. Sun., Feb. 16 — Babysitter Training Certification Class for ages 11-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alfond Center, St. Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: Renee Daigle, 893-6615. Mon., Feb. 17 — Book Group celebrates Longfellow’s poetry, 11 a.m. to noon, Soldiers Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-3092. Tue., Feb. 18 — Bereavement Facilitators Training begins, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston. FMI: 795-9580. Tue., Feb. 18 — “Chinook: New Hampshire’s State Dog,” with Bob Cottrell, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., Feb. 18 — Sebago Chapter, Trout Unlimited, talk on trout tagging project, 7 p.m., American Legion Post #62, by Riverside Park, Westbrook. Thur., Feb. 20 — Diabetes Program by Miranda Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology, 5:30 p.m., Red Jacket Resort, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3565461, ext. 2198. Fri., Feb. 21 — “Wacky Water Critters” at Little Lake Stewards Story Time, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sebago Lake Ecology Center, 1 White Rock Rd., Standish. FMI: 774-5961, ext. 3319. Fri., Feb. 21 — Papa’s Boots Coffee House fundraiser, 7 p.m., Norway Grange, Whitman St. FMI: 583-2736, 743-7002. Fri., Feb. 21 — Pictures Tell A Story Program, 7 p.m., Effingham Historical Society, 1014 Province Lake Rd., Center Effingham, N.H. FMI: 603-5394071. Sat., Feb. 22 — Pickwick Club discusses The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Auburn Library. FMI: 583-6957, 7784510. Sun., Feb. 23 — Auditions for Godspell 6 to 8 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 632-3658.

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NORTH WATERFORD — A Turkey Supper with all the fixings will be served by the Waterford World’s Fair Association on Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 5 p.m. at the Help to file for Property Tax Fairness Credit North Waterford Congregational Church on Route 35 in Every Friday through April 11, Amy March will be on Waterford, located across from Melby’s Market. Cost is hand at the Bridgton Community Center to assist people $9 per person for adults, $4 for children. to apply for the Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit. Winter Fun Day features This service is available for those who do not need to sleigh rides, sledding, bonfire file federal income taxes. Please call Lorraine Goldrup at HARRISON — The Waterford World’s Fair Association the Bridgton Community Center at 674-3116 to make an is offering a Winter Fun Day at High View Farm, Leander appointment. Road, Harrison, on Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast kicks off Sleigh rides will be offered through the woods for $5 per Winter Carnival person, or bring your sled and go sliding for free in the Before you bundle up and head out to Bridgton’s Winter big field. There will be a bonfire to cook hot dogs on, and Carnival events, head up to the First Congregational other food will be available to purchase. And of course, Church at 33 South High Street for a hearty pancake break- be sure to check out the barn, with its pigs, sheep, cow, fast. Everything gets cooking at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, calf and bunnies. High View Farm is also the final stop Feb. 15. Breakfast will be served until 10:30 a.m. On the in that day’s snowmobile Poker Rally, which starts at menu besides plenty of hot, fluffy pancakes, there’ll be Melby’s Market in North Waterford at 10 a.m., followed Texas French toast, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, and by stops at Duck Pond, the top of Hawk Mountain and milk. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 years old Crystal Lake before reaching the farm, where winners and younger, and toddlers three years old and younger eat will be announced at 2 p.m. The Poker Rally is a $10 card free. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call your friends and race, and riders can pick up sheets at any of the stops. For more information on the Poker Rally, call Lisa Scribner family members and make this an annual tradition. at 890-7669. Make sure your child safety seat NORWAY — The staff at the Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway is urging parents, caregivers and grandparents to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Norway Fire Department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to provide free hands-on seat inspections. It is not necessary for you to have the child with you, but if possible, it is best to bring them. Childcare will be available as needed. For more information about the event or for information on car seat safety, please contact Carol Welsh at 743-1562, ext. 6951.

The next meeting of the W.A.I.T., or “We Are All In This Together” group will be on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. All are welcomed. The group is a support group for all of us who feel we are living on the edge or at the bottom of the economic system and need others to: (1) give support, (2) share ideas to problem-solve, (3) empower one another. All are invited, whether they be wealthy, poor or middle class. For more information, e-mail Virginia (Tilla) Durr at EVENTS, Page A

Focus on forest CASCO — Forest landowners, municipal officials and other members of the public are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Casco Community Center featuring a presentation by Paul Hunt, environmental manager of the Portland Water District (PWD). The presentation will feature recent efforts by PWD to support forestland conservation efforts to protect Sebago Lake, the second largest lake in Maine and the primary drinking water supply for 200,000 people in 11 communities. PWD has been actively monitoring and working to protect Sebago Lake since 1908, and they currently operate with a waiver to the filtration requirements of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act due in part to the purity of the water and the effectiveness of watershed protection efforts. PWD’s Board of Trustees recently expanded their grant program to provide financial support of up to 25% of a qualified land protection project. Following the presentation, there will be discussion and sharing of information about regional conservation accomplishments. Please contact Carrie Walia at 6474352 or with any questions about this event or to learn more about the Greenprint. The Greenprint plan can be found at www. at the “programs” tab. The Casco Community Center is located at 940 Meadow Road on Route 121 in the Casco Village.

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Budget talks

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(Continued from Page A) visiting the businesses and the people there,” he said, adding that Presque Isle is next on the travel agenda. At Chalmers, Dottie Chalmers Cutter and other company personnel greeted the governor and gave him a tour of the building that has long been part of downtown Bridgton. “I was just really impressed that he took the time to come into Chalmers,” said Cutter, who is vice president of operations and the fourth generation in her family to work at the company. “He was very personable, especially with meeting our employees and taking the time to get to know them a little bit, which was great,” Cutter said. Shortly after arriving at the insurance and real estate STOP AT CHALMERS — One of Gov. LePage’s stops offices, the governor took a quick phone call from Bruce was at Chalmers Insurance, where he was photographed Chalmers, who was wintering in Florida and readying for a with Jason Beever (left) and Dottie Chalmers Cutter. Now, the real trick would be to have the ability to control round of golf. Dottie Chalmers Cutter said her uncle follows state politics prices — which is not a feasible task, LePage said. Later, Peter A. Steele, director of the Governor’s Office of and had met LePage during a previous visit. “Bruce is well-known in the republican arena in Maine,” Communications, responded via an e-mail on the subject. “The governor is committed to raising the ‘livable’ wage, Cutter said, adding the her uncle has supported U.S. Senator Susan Collins over the years, and has become friendly with which is the wage Mainers need to achieve economic indepenLePage since his arrival on the political scene almost five dence and comfortably support their families,” Steele wrote. “The median household income in Maine is $48,000, which is years ago. Bruce had informed everyone in the office that when the below the U.S. average of $53,000. We need to provide good74th governor of Maine walked through the door, he wanted paying jobs that raise the median household income.” “Gov. LePage is working to create a favorable business clisomeone to phone him. After finishing the phone conversation, LePage hung up mate to attract the kind of companies that pay the good wages the receiver and said, “Bruce is getting ready to go golfing. Mainers need to improve their lives,” he said. “Getting the state’s fiscal house in order, right-sizing state He’s enjoying the warm weather, while we are in the cold.” Speaking of wintertime heating issues, LePage talked about government, reducing taxes, reforming welfare, protecting the legislation that would have utilized the renewable resource of environment and improving education will attract families and timber to supply Maine homes with wood pellets — in an businesses to Maine. Increasing the minimum wage will not,” Steele said. effort to help people cut their home-heating fuel bills. “The minimum wage was never supposed to be a livable LePage, who has a background in timber management, said that the state is 16% below its allowable timber-cutting thresh- wage. It is for part-time workers, teens and other young people old. That would allow for additional cutting, he said. However, entering the workforce, supplemental income or part-time jobs for senior citizens and retirees. Advocates do not understand the House of Representatives did not support that bill. Also, during his visit to The Bridgton News office, LePage how raising the minimum wage creates a hardship for busiexplained why he vetoed legislation that would have increased nesses that rely on part-time employees or low-skilled labor. When the minimum wage goes up, business owners can’t the minimum wage. First off, the state of Maine already has a minimum wage magically find new revenue to pay for it. They must lay off that is above the federal requirements, he said. Also, of all the employees or raise prices to compensate for the extra cost. Maine residents who filed a tax return last year, less than 10 Mainers living on fixed incomes cannot afford price increases for basic goods and services,” Steele said. percent earned the minimum wage, he said. Also, during his trip to the area, Gov. LePage took tours According to LePage the biggest reason that factored into his decision to veto the minimum-wage bill: Many of of Shawnee Peak on Pleasant Mountain, Hancock Lumber his elderly constituents had told him that because of fixed Company, and Down East Inc. “Every visit the governor makes to a local business is incomes, they frequent places like donut shops and fast food restaurants. Those senior citizens who contacted the governor a highlight. He really enjoys meeting business owners and thought a wage increase would result in price increases of employees, hearing their concerns, and educating them on the issues,” according to Steele. products they buy, he said.

(Continued from Page A) were from surrounding towns, and wanted to know the actual numbers of Bridgton residents that have benefitted from the program. In a call to LifeFlight Tuesday, Marketing Manager Melissa Arndt agreed that it would have been more useful to towns to know the numbers of residents served, and that Vincent’s point was a valid one. Vincent wondered whether other towns in the area would contribute, but other committee members felt the chances for that weren’t likely. In its letter, LifeFlight stated, “We bring the hospital to people in communities all around Maine,” by providing “a flying emergency room with highly-trained nurses, paramedics and emergency-room-grade equipment on board.” Charity care totals over 30 percent of its flights, or $1.5 million in lost revenue yearly. Seventy percent of LifeFlight’s flights are transports from community hospitals to specialized care.

Manager search

(Continued from Page A) how best to go about reviewing applications. Taft said the board is still fine-tuning its selection criteria. The committee will be asked to rate each candidate on a myriad of qualifications, taking into account such things as budgeting skills, years of experience and personality, in order to find the best “fit” for Bridgton. After the organizational meeting, all of the committee’s work will be done in executive session, and members will be held to strict rules of confidentiality as required under Maine law, both during their work and after it is completed. They can contact applicants for clarifications and check references, but the committee will not be doing any actual interviewing. The deadline for candidate applications is March 14, and the committee will give selectmen the list of the top five finalists by early April. The board will take around a month to interview the finalists, and hopes to be able to make a final hiring decision some time in May. The new manager would start work some time after that, depending on his or her current job commitments. Berkowitz has agreed to stay on for a time after the new person is hired to help with the transition. Selectmen set a base salary of $62,000 for the job, subject to negotiation. Berkowitz’s salary is $84,000, which includes $2,000 for longevity. The board approved a $4,000 advertising budget for the job, with ads to be placed in the Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Public Management, the magazine of the International City/County Management Association, and publications of The New England Municipal Association. “We’re hitting the New England states hard,” Berkowitz said.

Bridgton selectmen: Meet new BOKS trainer (Continued from Page A) program alone, based on the number of participants. The $2,500 currently budgeted for lacrosse “doesn’t even come close” to providing all that the program needs, he said. Drawings would be held three times a year, and businesses would be asked to participate as well. Meet the trainer Colello also introduced Meghan Hill, whom he hired recently to run a new beforeschool exercise program for students at Stevens Brook Elementary School. The BOKS (Build Our Kids Success) program, intended to spark a child’s mind and body for better learning during the school day, will run from

March 3 to May 2 and is funded by a grant from the Reebok Corporation. The fee for participation is $25 per child. Hill is a Bridgton native and 2005 graduate of Lake Region High School with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a Head Start teacher before she and her husband moved back to Maine in October. She’ll lead the children in a variety of running, jumping, lifting and throwing exercises from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Breakfast will be available to all participants. Colello said school officials are “right on board” with the

program. In fact, it was school administrators who proposed it. Colello said he hopes to track each student’s academic performance during the program to document improvements. More for lawyers • Approved an hourly rate increase request by the town’s legal firm, DrummondWoodsum of Portland. The rate will increase from $125/$135 to $135/$145, with associates paid at the lower rate and shareholders at the higher rate. Even after the increase, the rate reflects a significant discount from the $175–$200 an hour rate DrummondWoodsum regularly charges, Berkowitz said. He said the firm has served

as Bridgton’s legal counsel for around two decades, and has not increased its rate since 2006. “They’ve provided excellent legal services, and they are the creators of many of the things that we deal with,” in terms of ordinances and town policies, Berkowitz said. The Fryeburg law firm of Hastings/ Malia also expressed interest in serving the town, but their rate was $165 an hour. Recognition Barbeque • The board agreed to hold a second annual recognition barbeque for committee volunteers and employees on June 2 at Camp Wildwood in Bridgton. Members said last year’s barbeque went very well, although they wished more people had

attended. Board Chairman Doug Taft and member Bernie King agreed to cook up the hamburgers and hot dogs. The board decided not to single out any one person for a special recognition award, believing all those who volunteer should be appreciated equally for their service. A budget of around $750 was approved for the event. Solid waste study • The board set a date of Tuesday, March 4, to hold a workshop with the Recycling Committee to review findings in the committee’s report that recommended continuing the town’s membership in ecomaine. The 38-page report concluded that ecomaine’s recent elimination of its member

assessment charge and lowering of tipping fees leaves it as the best option for the town. The board had earlier voted to consider ending its contract with the trash-to-energy provider and has until July 1 to make a decision. CDBG priorities • The board agreed to have the Community Development Block Grant Committee focus this year primarily on municipal projects for using this year’s annual CDBG allotment, estimated at $180,000, with $125,000 available for projects. Selectmen agreed that the priorities should be the Depot Street streetscape improvements, Town Hall and possibly pumps and a generator for the Wastewater Department.

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February 13, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

DeVoe sinks Raider comeback bid

Heal Ratings CLASS B WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL (Final Standings) 1. Lake Region 17-1 164.1358 2. Spruce Mtn 18-0 145.6173 3. Wells 16-2 142.3148 4. Greely 14-4 113.1481 5. Lincoln A 15-3 108.4877 6. Gray-NG 11-7 100.4012 7. Fryeburg A 11-7 95.4630 8. Oak Hill 14-4 95.1543 9. York 11-7 70.7099 10. Poland 9-9 64.6914 11. Morse 6-12 57.8704 12. Freeport 8-10 51.4198 13. Cape Eliz. 9-9 49.2593 14. Leavitt 6-12 35.4938 15. Yarmouth 4-14 25.2469 Quarterfinals at Portland Expo Tuesday, Feb. 18 3:30, #2 Spruce Mtn. vs. Fryeburg/ Poland 8:30, #1 Lake Region vs. Oak Hill/York Semifinals at Civic Center Thursday, Feb. 20 3:00, Wells/Gray-NG vs. Spruce/ Fryeburg/Poland 4:30, Greely/Lincoln vs. Lake Region/Oak Hill/York Regional Final at Civic Center Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. State Championship Friday, Feb. 28 Cross Center, Bangor CLASS B WEST BOYS BASKETBALL 1. Greely 17-1 165.2869 2. Morse 14-4 129.9691 3. Spruce Mtn 16-2 110.4938 4. Yarmouth 14-4 103.6038 5. Cape Eliz. 11-7 65.4866 6. Poland 10-8 64.8239 7. Lake Region 9-9 62.9630 8. York 9-9 51.3435 9. Lincoln A 9-9 47.9321 10. Fryeburg A 8-10 41.4306 11. Wells 6-12 34.3682 12. Oak Hill 4-14 17.5926 13. Leavitt 4-14 12.9938 14. Gray-NG 3-15 12.2458 15. Freeport 2-16 10.2397 Quarterfinals at Portland Expo Saturday, Feb. 15 12:30, #2 Morse vs. Lake Region Semifinals at Civic Center Thursday, Feb. 20 7:30 p.m. Spruce/Poland vs. Lake Region/Fryeburg/Morse Regional Finals Saturday, Feb. 22, 3:45 p.m. State Finals Friday, Feb. 28 Cross Center, Bangor

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer As Marcus DeVoe approached the foul line, he faced a moment most youngsters fantasize about as they work on their shots and moves

centration and force a miss. Teammates flash looks of encouragement. I know they are saying to themselves, “You can do this!” I make this shot, and we advance. If I miss… All eyes were on the Lake Region sophomore as he looked to break a 52–52 tie in the closing seconds of Tuesday night’s prelim playoff game against rival Fryeburg Academy. DeVoe sank his first shot, but the point was negated when one of the three game officials signaled for a timeout as he shot the ball. The official was at the scorer’s table, asking a question while the ball was being handed off to DeVoe. More pressure. No problem. DeVoe sank both foul shots, and the Raiders missed a desperation shot from the right corner at the buzzer as the seventh-ranked Lakers advanced to the Class B West quarterfinals with a 54–52 come-frombehind victory. It was DeVoe’s only points of the game, but they came at the biggest moment. “I was scared. I didn’t know what to think. With the Fryeburg fans yelling, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, focused and shot it. I couldn’t hear myself think, it was overwhelming,” said DeVoe, who had hauled in a rebound and was fouled on the play, earning the chance to put his club ahead. “When the official waved off the first shot, I was even more scared, knowing I needed to make two more.” Senior teammate Sam Smith LOOKING TO SCORE — Fryeburg Academy’s Jonathan was impressed with DeVoe’s Burk (right) drives the baseline against Lake Region’s coolness under fire. Nick Hall. (Rivet Photo) “That was a heck of a shot

EXCITED ABOUT THE WIN — Lake Region forward Quinn Piland showed plenty of emotion after Tuesday’s victory at Nutting Gym. (Rivet Photo) by Marcus. That was the dream moment, knocking down those shots. I am really proud of him,” he said. Laker Coach JP Yorkey had substituted defense for offense, bringing DeVoe into the game for Smith. The rotation worked. “Marcus has been great all season. He has been a starter.

He has been a reserve. He is one of our best defenders. That was why he was in the game at the end. It was a defensive possession, so I took Sam out and put Marcus in because he is such a good defender. He got the rebound and made his free throws. He improved his shot significantly over the summer. PRELIM, Page B

Lakers declaw Cats, secure top seed By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The Lakers have not lost a home game in three years. When the public address announcer spilled those beans before player introductions on Senior Night last Friday, Coach Paul True had mixed thoughts.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK Faith Duquette started the cheerleading season as an alternate, someone who would step in for a member of the team if they were injured or ineligible for a competition. The week of the Regional competition, the Lakers lost one girl due to ineligibility and Faith stepped in. “Faith had to learn the routine in three days, which the rest of the team had been working on for weeks,” Lake Region varsity cheerleading coach Samantha Scarf said. “She picked up the routine quickly and even stepped in for stunts that she had never done prior to that week. Without her stepping up and learning the routine as quickly as she did, we would not have made it to States this year. Faith surprised us all. I could not be prouder of how she has grown this season.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Faith is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Duquette File Name: Faith Duquette Year in School: Sophomore Town: Naples Parents: Dean and Sharon Duquette Sports you play: Fall and winter cheerleading School organizations: Dance School honors: Player

in the driveway. 3.4 seconds left in a playoff game. Game tied. The opposing crowd is going wild, hoping to make enough noise to break my con-

Faith Duquette of the Week Q. Best piece of advice you have received? FD. “You can’t just give up,” — my big sister, Cathy Q. Who is your biggest fan? FD. My best friends because they are so supportive and try to make every game/competition. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… FD. I know I have had a good sports day when I’m sore. I’ve refilled my water bottle at least three times and practice ends with a difficult stunt hitting! Q. What is your favorite sport? FD. Cheerleading because I love the adrenaline rush I get when I step on the mat and I love how much trust is in the team itself. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… FD. I would want better tumbling skills because tumbling is an important part of cheerleading and I want to excel in all parts of cheer. FAITH, Page B

“It’s a fine line between giving the seniors the credit that is due and providing motivation for the other team,” Coach True said. “Definitely, we walked that fine line but I was happy that the seniors and the team were able to keep that streak going.” Seniors Tiana-Jo Carter and Jordan Turner played a big role in keep the streak intact. Turner chipped in 11 points, while Carter owned the paint, scoring a career best 41 points to power the Lakers to a 64–50 victory over York. The Lakers won their 14th straight game, closing the regular season with a 17–1 mark and securing the Number 1 seed in the upcoming Class B West playoffs. Quite possibly, the Lakers may just see the Wildcats once more. The winner of the Oak Hill vs. York prelim game moves on to the quarterfinals this coming Tuesday night at the Portland Expo against the Lakers. If York prevails, the Cats will need to quickly find some answers for Carter, who scored 17 of the team’s 19 first quarter points as the Lakers opened up a ninepoint lead. LR guards Sarah and CeCe Hancock did a phenomenal job threading the needle with pinpoint passes to Carter, who

established inside position against the Cats’ front line. The Lakers tallied six assists in the quarter, while holding a 9–6 edge on the glass. York, hoping to improve their Heal Rating with an upset, clawed their way back into the game as sophomore Shannon Todd (5 points) and Paige McElwain (8 points) each netted a pair of buckets as the Lakers went nearly three minutes without a score, enabling the Cats to pull within 21–20. Senior Miranda Chadbourne halted the Cat comeback with a pull-up jumper just inside the foul line and a put-back off a miss. Carter scored the Lakers’ final four points of the quarter to take a 33–27 lead into the break. “I thought York did a nice job opening the game with a lot of intensity, which became a little frazzled at times,” Coach True said. “We did a good job of fighting through the adversity. I give our kids a lot of credit for sticking to their game.” In the first half, Coach True thought his players looked too often to Carter (24 points) and didn’t look for their own shots. “We have a lot of great players on this team and talked at halftime about having the confidence to shoot

HOLDING THEIR GROUND — Trying to stop a York’s player scoring try are Lakers (left to right) Meghan VanLoan, Lucy Fowler and Jordan Turner. and score when the opportu- first half were bad turnovers nity arises. They will make because they were leading to Tiana better by being scoring easy baskets for York,” Coach threats, as well,” he said. “I True said. “On our offensive told them to ‘Look to score possessions, they were releasfirst, pass second.’ When we ing kids on our shots and we did that in the second half, we were just standing and watching them head down the court were a better team.” True also felt turnovers rather than defending our basopened the door for York to ket. That improved in the second half, and it became more rally. “Our turnovers in the DECLAWS, Page B

Hall breaks WMC long jump mark GORHAM — Breaking her long jump record with a leap of 19-feet, 8.25-inches, junior Kate Hall was named the Western Maine Conference’s top field event performer last week. Hall collected 30 points for Lake Region at the WMC Championships held at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. She also won the 200 meters in 25.68 and 55 meters in 7.18 (Hall posted a blazing 7.08 in the preliminaries). Hall was also a member of the Laker’s fifth place 4X200 Relay squad, anchoring the unit with a 25.0 sprint. Other members were Casey Heath (31.0), Catherine Christiansen (33.0) and Kira Olsen (32.1) — total time of 2:01.11, a

season best. “Everyone on the team put forth a great effort,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. The following were rewarded with breaking their personal records (PRs): Nick Scarlett set a PR in the triple jump by over one foot, 31-11.25. Kira Olsen set PRs in the 55 meters (8.67) and 4x200m relay split. Casey Heath set a PR in the long jump by over 4 inches, 13-9.5. Catherine Christiansen set a PR in the 200 meters, 32.63. Kira, Casey and Catherine also ran on that 5th place relay team. Up next is the Class B State Championships this Monday, Feb. 17 at Bates

College in Lewiston beginning at 10 a.m. Hall will be competing in the 55m, 200m and long jump and four girls (TBD) in the 4x200m relay. Last week In the regular season finale: Nick Scarlett triple jumped three feet farther than his personal record (PR) to earn sixth place. Amazingly, this jump came minutes after his 800-meter run. Also impressive is that his three triple jumps occurred within four minutes. “Nick was the last one to triple jump and the other jumpers were done. So he ran, jumped, walked back, and jumped again,” Coach Snow said. Joey Beaulieu also scored for the boys. His one-foot

PR in the shot put was good for third place. He is currently the top-ranked freshman in the shot put for the conference. Elizabeth Schreiber had a fine day while placing fifth in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Her 13-foot 3-inch long jump broke her PR set last year. Addie Blais set PRs by a couple of seconds in the mile and the 800 meters. She placed fourth in both events.  Meghan Boos continued to do well in the junior hurdles. She was third. Amy Angelone placed fifth in the senior high jump, set a seasonal best in the senior shot put, and she answered the call to anchor the senior relay. 

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BA report

H.S. alpine racing WMC Championships at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 6 Final Girls’ Standings: Greely 39, Yarmouth 103, Falmouth 129, Cape Elizabeth 177, Fryeburg Academy 204, Freeport 209, Gray-New Gloucester 253, Lake Region 307 Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Krysia Lesniak, FAL 50.26 50.59 1:40.85 13. Chelsea Abraham, FA 54.87 57.22 1:52.09 25. Laura Friedman, FA 1:01.37 1:04.00 2:05.37 27. Samantha Marucci, LR 1:02.13 1:04.78 2:06.91 31. Abigail Davis, FA 1:04.01 1:07.10 2:11.11 40. Nicole Marucci, LR 1:30.57 1:01.31 2:31.88 41. Mary Shea, FA 1:38.12 1:00.32 2:38.44 42. Zinnia Hansler, FA 1:22.54 1:21.05 2:43.59 44. Juliet Fink, FA 1:26.35 1:22.28 2:48.63 Slalom 1st Run 2nd Run Total Racer 1. Elyse Dinan, GRE 45.83 49.16 1:34.99 13. Chelsea Abraham, FA 56.83 57.31 1:54.14 16. Mary Shea, FA 57.07 58.82 1:55.89 25. Samantha Marucci, LR 1:03.13 1:07.44 2:10.57 32. Laura Friedman, FA 1:10.75 1:14.06 2:24.81 33. Abigail Davis, FA 1:11.37 1:14.45 2:25.82 37. Nicole Marucci, LR 57.67 1:33.06 2:30.73 40. Zinnia Hansler, FA 1:23.64 1:26.94 2:50.58 42. Juliet Fink, FA 1:26.98 1:23.98 2:50.96 Final Boys’ Standings: Falmouth 80, Yarmouth 101, Freeport 129, Gray-New Gloucester 139, Greely 162, Lake Region 175, Cape Elizabeth 189, Fryeburg Academy 263 Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Joseph Lesniak, FAL 47.14 47.25 1:34.39 7. Taylor Davis, LR 50.14 50.61 1:40.75 14. Harrison Leavitt, FA 53.43 55.55 1:48.98 15. Jeremy Black, LR 54.94 54.57 1:49.51 21. Timmy Cronin, LR 56.27 57.85 1:54.12 24. Brandon Silvia, LR 58.81 1:02.00 2:00.81 29. Max Evans, LR 1:04.73 1:06.14 2:10.87 32. David Olson, FA 1:06.09 1:06.97 2:13.06 33. Florian Ziegler, LR 1:07.73 1:07.78 2:15.51 39. Sullivan Briggs, FA 1:21.09 1:21.26 2:42.35 40. Brendan Harmon, LR 1:16.98 1:48.94 3:05.92 Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Noah Lobozzo, GNG 43.13 44.80 1:27.93 19. Jeremy Black, LR 55.53 55.02 1:50.55 21. Timmy Cronin, LR 55.40 56.41 1:51.81 28. Harrison Leavitt, FA 47.54 1:12.33 1:59.87 31. Connor Andrews, LR 1:00.31 1:02.84 2:03.15 36. David Olson, FA 1:06.13 1:09.93 2:16.06 37. Max Evans, LR 1:08.10 1:08.81 2:16.91 38. Brendan Harmon, LR 52.10 1:26.28 2:18.38 40. Florian Zeigler, LR 1:03.59 1:24.89 2:28.48 41. Brandon Silvia, LR 1:00.17 1:28.85 2:29.02 44. Sullivan Briggs, FA 1:24.92 1:29.552 2:54.44 — Taylor Davis, LR DNF 45.87 Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 10 Girls: Yarmouth 23, Marshwood 33, Kennebunk 34, Fryeburg Academy 65, Gorham 106, Lake Region 122 1st Run 2nd Run Total Racer 1. Chapin Dorsett, YAR 33.77 35.69 1:09.46 5. Mary Shea, FA 36.06 36.28 1:12.34 14. Abigail Davis, FA 40.13 39.84 1:19.97 16. Nicole Marucci, LR 40.16 42.37 1:22.53 17. Laura Friedman, FA 41.18 42.79 1:23.97 22. Samantha Marucci, LR 44.95 45.11 1:30.06 29. Zinnia Hansler, FA 47.71 50.20 1:37.91 Giant Slalom at Shawnee Peak, Jan. 22 Boys: Yarmouth 17, Marshwood 38, Lake Region 50, Kennebunk 73, Gorham 83, Fryeburg Academy 130 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Tucker Grout, YAR 30.49 30.85 1:01.34 6. Jeremy Black, LR 34.10 33.68 1:07.78 9. Harrison Leavitt, FA 34.55 35.72 1:10.27 12. Brendan Harmon, LR 36.80 34.60 1:11.40 14. Brandon Silvia, LR 35.34 36.73 1:12.07 18. Timmy Cronin, LR 36.77 36.60 1:13.37 22. Max Evans, LR 38.81 38.50 1:17.31 33. David Olson, FA 43.30 42.60 1:25.90 — Taylor Davis, LR 32.82 DNF — Connor Andrews, LR 35.26 DSQ

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Triple C Slalom at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 4 Girls: Scarborough 21, Lake Region 45, Cape Elizabeth 45, Molly Ockett 69, Gray-New Gloucester 83 1st Run 2nd Run Total Racer 1. Sarah Berube, SCAR 27.77 28.61 56.38 2. Paige Davis, LR 27.37 30.00 57.37 6. Brooke Juneau, LR 31.48 32.62 1:04.10 7. Sophie Leavitt, MOMS 30.92 35.78 1:06.70 9. Madison Rock, LR 32.08 35.26 1:07.34 17. Mae Milo, MOMS 43.26 49.51 1:32.77 20. Amelia Rowland, MOMS 46.17 51.98 1:38.15 25. Camelia Ghadfa, MOMS 51.62 56.83 1:48.45 28. Addie Casali, LR 50.92 1:11.33 2:02.25 30. Shayla Dunn, LR 59.72 1:14.21 2:13.93 31. Morgan Stokes, LR 1:12.07 1:21.47 2:33.54 Boys: Cape Elizabeth 17, Scarborough 49, Molly Ockett 56, Gray-New Gloucester 81, Lake Region 955 Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Tyler Woolston, SCAR 29.38 29.20 58.58 3. Jared Marshall, MOMS 26.66 38.50 1:05.16 11. Joe Moulton, MOMS 37.16 42.72 1:19.88 15. Ben Fraize, MOMS 48.27 56.30 1:44.57 16. Henry McCarthy, LR 52.22 1:02.65 1:54.87 25. Ian St. John, LR 58.26 3:15.73 4:13.99

BIA skating times The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the months of February and March: Sunday, Feb. 23 and March 2, noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, noon to 2 p.m. Every Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. Prices: $4 for adults, $3 for students in grades 1-12, $2 for children ages 5 and younger, $2 for seniors ages 62 and older, $5 for sticks and pucks, and $4 for rentals. No ice skating charges for Bridgton residents (proof of residency required).

By Eddie Mastro Bridgton Academy This past week, Bridgton Academy basketball played three games in four days. The first game was Thursday night at New Hampton School, and the Wolverines came out playing great defense and moving the ball well on offense. Unfortunately, the Wolverines would end up coming short against NHS, 73-56. The second game was on Saturday against Jean De Brebeuf, a school from Montreal, Canada. It was a great game between two evenly matched teams. The back-and-forth contest saw both teams trading baskets, ultimately coming down to the wire that ended in a 68-64 loss for BA. Tanner Hyland (South Portland) led the team in scoring with 23 points and 5 assists. Luckily enough for BA, they had a game the next AROUND THE GATE — Chelsea Abraham of Fryeburg Academy nears the end of the day against a very good giant slalom during last week WMC championships at Shawnee Peak. (Rivet Photo) Marianapolis School. The Wolverines came out ready to battle, giving it everything they had for 40 minutes. BA hit their first four three-pointers to start the game and was playing great team basketball on both ends of the floor. BA captured a 74-63 victory to end their losing streak. (Continued from Page B) The Wolverine junior difficult for them to score.” hockey team traveled to True used multiple defensNew Jersey and New York es throughout the game in this past weekend for two preparation of the upcoming games. After the long road tournament, mainly to see trip, the Wolverines faced “which combinations worked off against Lawrenceville best” and “who can make School. Although BA got adjustments on the fly and great goaltending from Ryan who can’t.” Slatky (Manchester, N.H.), “Ultimately, I thought they just could not get any those different looks confused offense started, which ended York in the second half,” up hurting BA as they would Coach True said. fall 3-0. The Lakers took command The next day, the in the third quarter with a Wolverines faced Hill School. decisive 16–4 run behind six Unlike the game before, they points from Turner and a did get some offense with solid effort by junior reserve goals from Andrew Irving center Meghan VanLoan, (Beverly, Mass.), and Spence who anchored the middle Cowand (Gorham). Even when Carter left the floor with the offense rolling, it after picking up her third was not enough to get BA foul with 4:39 left in the the win, as the Wolverines quarter. fell 4-2. York struggled offenThe Wolverines look to sively, turning the ball over bounce back this weekend as eight times while netting one TIGHT COVERAGE — Lake Region guard Sierra they host CEGEP-Ste. Foy bucket — by Chloe Smedley Hancock looks to poke the ball away from a York player Saturday night and Sunday (12 points) early in the peri- during last Friday’s regular season finale. (Rivet Photo) afternoon. Rebounds: Carter 18, od. The Cats were just 2-of-6 maintenance-like issues, getting some rest, and be sure Turner 5, Lucy Fowler from the line. 2, Chadbourne 4, Kristen The Lakers pushed their we’re ready to go.” Lakers (64): Tiana- Huntress 3, VanLoan 4, Sa. lead to 57–33 when Carter blocked a shot and triggered Jo Carter 19-3-41, Sierra Hancock 1, Si. Hancock 2. Turnovers: LR 11, York a fastbreak layup by CeCe Hancock 1-2-4, Jordan Turner 5-1-11, Meghan VanLoan 1- 19 Hancock. Free Throws: LR 8-20, Y York chipped away at the 2-4, Miranda Chadbourne 2Last week on the hard7-14 deficit as Mia Briggs scored 0-4. woods: 10 of her 12 points in the Lakers 65, York 51: quarter. Mark Williams exploded for Now, it’s time for the a game-high 22 points to lead second season. While the the Lakers to a win on the HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Recreation is once Lakers will have a bit of road against the Wildcats. again hosting their annual Youth and Family Ice Fishing a layoff before their quarThe victory snapped a twoDerby on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long terfinal game, Coach True game losing skid. Lake boat launch in Harrison. says his club could use the LR started well, taking a This event is sponsored by Western Maine Fish & Game breather. 13–6 lead. The Lakers won Club in partnership with Maine’s Department of Inland “Emotionally and physieach quarter to even their cally, the season is drain- Fisheries and Wildlife’s “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” record at 9–9. Marcus DeVoe program. ing. This is a great conferTickets can be purchased at the Harrison Town Office netted 13 points, while Jack ence that we play in. There between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Lesure chipped in 10 — eight are a lot of good teams. We Friday until Friday, Feb. 21 and then on the day of the derby from the foul line. Other scorknow we carry that bullsat the boat launch at the head of Long Lake beginning at 7 ers were: Sam Smith 9, Nate eye on our backs. Teams are a.m. The fee for the derby is $2 for ages 15 and under and $5 Smith 5, Nick Hall 4 and Ben bringing out the best in us,” Chaine 2. for ages 16 and up. Coach True said. “Now, it’s Raiders 73, Sacopee 28: FISHING DERBY, Page B The Hawks were just the cure for the Raiders (8–10) as they headed into playoff action. Ryan Gullikson scored a game-high 14 points as Fryeburg ended a six-game losing streak by blasting the Hawks (5–12) at Wadsworth Arena last Thursday. FA held the Hawks to single digits in each quarter, building a 31–11 halftime advantage. Ben Southwick scored a season best 13 points, while Jon Burk netted 8, Alex Blake 7, Nicholas L’HeureuxCarland 6, Joe DeRemer 6, Winston Richards 6, Henry Santana 2 and Milos Mitic 1. Raiders 57, Sacopee 22: Fryeburg capped off an incredible turnaround, winning their third straight game and reaching the 11-victory plateau for the first time in LAKERS PLACE NINTH AT STATES — The Lake Region varsity cheerleading squad several seasons following a placed ninth out of 12 schools last Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center at the Class road win against the Hawks. The Raiders held the B Cheering State Finals. It was just the second time the Lakers finished that high, the other being in 2008. The Lakers finished with a score of 115.8. Pictured are: (front, left Hawks (9–9) to single digits to right) Kasey Wentworth, Emma Zink, Mikayla Fortin, Arianna Aaskov, Frances in each period, rolling to a Kimball and Kacie Tripp; (back row) Jackie Laurent, Brittany Perreault, Dani Ravoco, 27–10 halftime lead. Sacopee Adrianna Merrill, Kaytlyn Terry, Faith Duquette and Coach Samantha Scarf. Missing managed just four points in from the picture are Aime Worcester and Assistant Coaches Mellissa Mattucci and the third and fourth quarters. Cathy Duquette. COURT, Page B

Carter nets career high 41, LR declaws York

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February 13, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

WMC track final results Raider track

GIRLS’ RESULTS Jr 55 Meters 3. Oriagna Inirio, FA, 7.88 5. Skye Collins, FA, 8.07 Jr 200 Meters 7. Skye Collins, FA, 29.72 11. Emily McDermith, FA, 30.61 21. Catherine Christiansen, LR, 32.63 28. Thu Pham, FA, 34.45 30. Ali Upton, FA, 35.22 Jr 400 Meters 5. Emily McDermith, FA, 1:06.93 11. Oriagna Inirio, FA, 1:10.34 Jr High Jump 7. Emmajo Armington, FA, 4-2 Jr Shot Put 14. Zoe Snow, LR, 18-6 Sr 55 Meters 1. Kate Hall, LR, 7.18 Sr 200 Meters 1. Kate Hall, LR, 25.68 20. Casey Heath, LR, 31.32 25. Danae Dostie, FA, 33.10 31. Meredith Lastra, FA, 37.60 4x200 Relay 5. Lake Region (Casey Heath, Catherine Christiansen, Kira Olsen, Kate Hall), 2:01.11 Sr Shot Put 1. Bailey Friedman, FA, 34-10 15. Danielle LaPointe, LR, 21-10.50 19. Amy Angelone, LR, 20-5 800 Meters 17. Molly Eklund, FA, 2:54.77 21. Elizabeth Grzyb, FA, 2:58.14 One Mile 3. Anna Lastra FA, 5:36.49 Two Mile 5. Anna Lastra, FA, 12;12.57 12. Addie Blais, LR, 13:28.04 Long Jump Open 1. Kate Hall, LR, 19-8.25 6. Skye Collins, FA, 15-1 15. Casey Heath, LR, 13-9.50 Triple Jump Open 12. Elizabeth Schreiber, LR, 27-1 15. Destine Durant, LR, 25-5.50 18. Emmajo Armington, FA, 22-7.50 Final Standings: Falmouth 136, York 107, Greely 91.33, Freeport 48, Cape Elizabeth 45, Traip Academy 37.33, Lake Region 32, Yarmouth 30, Fryeburg Academy 29, North Yarmouth Academy 26.33, Wells 25, Poland 21, Gray-NNG 10, Sacopee Valley 8, Kennebunk 5


BOYS’ RESULTS Jr 200 Meters 18. Jeremiah Schrader, FA, 27.04 20. Spencer Thomas, FA, 27.48 Jr 400 Meters 8. Jeremiah Schrader, FA, 59.63 10. Spencer Thomas, FA, 1:00.29 19. Dat Vu, FA, 1:08.06 Jr Shot Put 7. Joey Beaulieu, LR, 30-6.50 Sr 55 Meters 3. Forest Stearns, FA, 6.95 Sr 200 Meters 7. Njemile Phillip, FA, 24.94 16. Stanford White, FA, 27.47 Sr 400 Meters 1. Forest Stearns, FA, 52.50 Sr Shot Put 19. Stanford White, FA, 30-8.50 20. Ben Roy, LR, 29-11 21. Tyler Wang, FA, 29-0 800 Meter Open 2. Eric Hannes, FA, 2:08.74 9. Tyler O’Keefe, FA, 2:15.69 28. Nick Scarlett, LR, 2:37.60 30. David Powers, FA, 2:47.39 Mile Run Open 12. Blaine Andreoli, FA, 5:00.27 37. Nick Kiesman, FA, 5:43.93 Two Mile Run Open 14. Eric Hannes, FA, 11:32.74 4X800 Relay 7. Fryeburg Academy (Blaine Andreoli, Nick Kiesman, Tyler O’Keefe, David Powers), 9:52.06 Pole Vault Open 9. Tristan Harvie, FA, 8-6 Triple Jump Open 9. Colt Whitten, FA, 35-5 13. Nick Scarlett, LR, 31-11.25 Final Standings: Falmouth 130, York 125.5, Cape Elizabeth 65, Yarmouth 57, Poland 51, Freeport 38, North Yarmouth Academy 36, Sacopee Valley 36, Gray-NG 31, Greely 25.5, Fryeburg Academy 24, Wells 17, Kennebunk 14 STATE CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIPS Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. Bates College field house, Lewiston MPA admission prices in effect

GORHAM — With numbers reduced by injury, illness and a music festival, it seemed like the Fryeburg Academy bus headed to the Western Maine Conference Indoor Track Championships last week was empty. This group punched four more tickets to States and four new school records, reported FA Coach Kevin McDonald. Securing seats on the bus to States were Njemile Phillip in the 200-meter dash. “The standard is 25.20 and the look of joy that came upon Njemile’s face as he learned his time (24.94) is something that I will never forget,” Coach McDonald said. Oriagna Inirio, chasing the standard all year in the 55meter dash, chose the WMC Finals to crush it, running 7.88. “Orie’s family had driven up from Massachusetts to watch their daughter race and race she did. Only a sophomore, Orie has a brilliant future ahead of her in track and field,” McDonald said. Freshman Skye Collins, had not done the long jump since the first meet of the year. Skye sailed 15-feet 1-inch to meet the standard and move

for home. Two runners challenged, yet Forest would have none of it, driving to the finish as WMC champion,” Coach McDonald said. Forest also ran 6.95 in the 55-meter dash to finish third overall. Anna Lastra took 10 seconds off her mile record and 1 second from her two-mile record — a very impressive double by this young lady. “Only a sophomore, Anna has just kept improving every week. Anna is the real deal with the sky as her limit. She scored in both her events against some of the best in the State. She is relentless when she races with the mind set, ‘If it’s hurting me, it’s killing you.’ An absolute dream to work with,” Coach McDonald said. The last record to fall was the shot put. Bailey Friedman had struggled all season, just unable to put it together. Then came Saturday night. With a series of three throws over 32 feet in the prelims, she moved on to finals and unleashed a bomb. Throwing 34-feet 10-inches, Bailey set a new school record and claimed the conference title. “Bailey is coming together at just the right time and we are so happy for her,” Coach McDonald said.

on to States. “A coach does not often see this as these standards are set to limit the field to 16 at States. There are 36 schools in Class B and this 14-year-old student athlete has reached the top stage in Maine. Impressive to say the least,” the coach said. Emily McDermith — quiet and soft-spoken at practice — had been chasing the demon standard of 1.07.50 in the 400-meter run. “Em” had come within a half a second but could not break through. At the Finals, the stars finally aligned as she stopped the clock at 1.06.93. “Coach Collins and I are overjoyed for Em as this young lady, a sophomore, has worked very hard this year attending 6 a.m. practices when she had music and never gave up on chasing her dream,” Coach McDonanld said. School records kept getting whacked. Forest Stearns lowered the 400-meter record to 52.50 and was crowned the conference champion. “A race for the ages, Forest was in second and challenged at 300 meters, he held form and kept his position. Coming off the last turn, Forest drove

Profile: Faith Duquette (Continued from Page B) Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? FD. Someone who sticks out to me as a good teammate is Mikayla Fortin. She shows a positive attitude at practice — not some of the time but all of the time. She has always supported me and is an all-around awesome teammate/person. Q. What do you believe

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coach? FD. I think a coach should be someone who has good knowledge of the sport, leadership skills, is consistent and has effective communication skills.


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For love of play

This week’s game solutions

About six years ago when I was still coaching track and field at Fryeburg Academy, the late Scott Kelly — a coach himself — gave me his book, Coaching High School Track and Field, by Brother G. Luke, who was himself, the cross-country and track & field coach at West Philadelphia Catholic High School, Pa. in the 1950s. It is a timeless book with some very useful ideas on coaching. The opening paragraph begins with: Stimulating an interest in Track and Field Participation in track and field holds a strong fascination for those who have been introduced to the sport. Once a boy or girl experiences the thrill of sailing over the cross-bar, or competing in a close race, or sees him or herself improve a foot in the shot put, he or she ordinarily will come back for more. But the maxim holds true here as in other cases: “You can’t love what you don’t know.” When I first read that paragraph, I was amazed by the simplicity of that statement: “You can’t love what you don’t know.” I also realize that trying to teach good health or exercise habits to a young child can be a pretty futile and exasperating experience. Schools across the nation have tried new programs and some have cut programs, but the fitness of our nation’s youth continues to be abysmal. However, school programs are not the only answer to a solution that could improve the health and fit-

Physical Ed by Bill Reilly Guest Writer

ness of young people. Parents should also monitor their child’s health and fitness. If a parent is not sure what they can do, they should seek out answers no differently than if they were to see a doctor with a sick child. There has to be a collaborative not adversarial relationship between the parent and the school. Of course this is not easy and may require sacrifice on the part of both the school and the parent in their time and effort. This brings me back to the statement: “You can’t love what you don’t know.” So, where does it all start? Many studies suggest as early as possible whether it is day care or the beginning of formal schooling. But what kind of program can work at such an early age? How can we help the very young understand why it is so necessary to exercise almost everyday? One simple word is the solution. To quote Dr. George Sheehan, who was a respected cardiologist, accomplished runner, best-selling author of eight books, and a lecturer on the importance of exercise and sport. “When exercise becomes play, it becomes a self-renewREILLY, Page B

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Harrison fishing derby

(Continued from Page B) This unique derby is sanctioned by IF&W, meaning adults who are not actively fishing can assist their children without a Maine Fishing License, but are required to register with the Derby and are required to fish in the sanctioned area. For this Derby, only fish caught in Long Lake are eligible for prizes. Harrison’s Western Maine Fish & Game Club is donating a license to a child who catches the smallest legal fish based on weight with the discriminator being length and Harrison Parks and Rec will donate a license to a youth age 6-15 that catches the largest fish with discriminator being most different species caught. Tips Ups/Bait Buckets will be handed out to the children upon registration while supplies last and each category winner will receive a prize and a chance to win a Youth Lifetime Fishing License. All participants will have the option to have an Ice Fishing

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February 13, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

Prelim: Lakers edge Raiders

CRAMPED QUARTERS inside the lane, FA guard Ryan Gullikson (left) tries to drive past LR defender Jack Lesure (#25). (Rivet Photo)

Reilly column (Continued from Page B) ing compulsion. It becomes part of each day, part of your life. The fitness that ensues is simply a bonus.” One word, so simple yet so misunderstood by adults — Play. Unfortunately, play has become highly sanitized in modern schools and playtime is sacrificed in the name of pursuing the more academic nature of schooling. We may live in a more advanced technological world yet the human body still remains essentially unchanged from the beginning. Daily vigorous exercise is still a necessity to maintain a healthy homeostasis in the human body. This brings me back to: “You can’t love what you don’t know.” The conundrum is how to use play as a discovery tool to teach young children a love through play for the joy of exercise. I asked my grandson, a first grader, what he liked about his recess. He responded that they go outside and take on the roles of characters in a video game and the result is nonstop movement for all children during their recess with many an elevated heart rate for the thirty-five minutes. It reminds me of “Cowboys and Indians” from another time. Bill Reilly is a registered USATF Level 2 Coach in Endurance, RRCA Certified Coach, Maine Track Club coach and Fryeburg Academy Cross Country coach.

On the court (Continued from Page B) Skye Dole led the offensive charge with 11 points as the Raiders improved to 11–7. Lexi L’Heureux-Carland chipped in 10 points while Nicole Bennett added 9, Julia Quinn 9, Makayla Frost 5, Sarah Welch 4, Mckenna Gerchman 4, Mackenzie Buzzell 2, Sage Boivin 2 and Katherine Parker 1.

(Continued from Page B) He improved his mechanics as much as any player I have seen over a summer,” Coach Yorkey said. DeVoe said the game was “very physical” throughout as the teams battled for every rebound, including the last one — a game changer. “We’ve had three or four games this season, in which we made comebacks but just didn’t win it. It was good to be able to finish this one and move on to the Expo, where we haven’t been for some time now,” he said. “It means a lot to get to the Expo, especially the seniors. We’re excited. We’ve really worked hard.” Both teams lived up to their trademark — be scrappy and never quit. After trailing the double digits in the first three quarters, Fryeburg (8–11) rallied in the fourth behind forwards Jaquan Causer (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Jonathan Burk (6 points, 6 rebounds). Guard Ignacio Calleja started the comeback by draining a three-pointer from the right wing, while Causer continued to torch the LR interior defense with a soft hook shot. Burk found the seam in the defense twice, scoring two buckets to give the Raiders a 47–44 lead with 4:26 left. A steal by Calleja resulted in a foul, and he sank both foul shots. Off an LR inbounds play, Calleja picked off the pass and raced downcourt for a layup, sending the FA fan section into a frenzy. Down 51–44 with 3:02 left, the Lakers regrouped during a timeout as Coach JP Yorkey reminded his players that there was plenty of time to mount their own comeback. “The biggest thing we told them was that there was a lot of time left. Take a breath. The Yarmouth game was a really huge game for us because we were able to come back without fouling. We came back and gave ourselves a chance. We really felt that if we had a little more time — like another minute — we would have won that game. Tonight, we had more time. We did learn from that loss. Calm down, take a breath,” he said. Guard Jack Lesure trimmed the deficit to 51–47 when he drove the lane, scored, was fouled and made his free throw. Following a Raider turnover, LR guard Mark Williams made one of two foul shots, to make it a one-score game with 2:27 left. With 1:55 left, the Lakers were unable to secure a Raider miss, and Calleja alertly bounced the ball off Lesure out of bounds to give FA another possession. But, a three-point try was off the mark. Williams, who was able to get to the basket all night with his quick burst, drove the lane and scored on a floater with

1:21 left to make it 51–50. Raider sophomore guard Ryan Gullikson, who made seven straight foul shots despite nursing a right-arm stinger, made one of two free throws with 53.6 seconds remaining. After Gullikson picked up his fifth personal, Williams coolly sank two foul shots with 51.6 seconds left to tie the game. Fryeburg called timeout with 24.5 seconds, hoping to design a play for the final shot. However, DeVoe came up with a miss with time left on the clock. “I feel bad for the kids because we have had some tough losses this year. All I can say right now, we have a lot of kids coming back next year, yes it hurts and now it’s time to put the work in to become better basketball players and be able to close out games down the stretch,” FA Coach Sedge Saunders said. “Lake Region had some guys who could make plays down the stretch, and they did. Williams is a good player, and his experience and confidence helped get Lake Region through this game.” Coach Saunders said one of his primary points of emphasis heading into the contest was to keep close tabs on LR guard Sam Smith because of his three-point shooting ability. Smith was deadly early on, sinking three 3-pointers in the first quarter to spark the Lakers to a 19–9 lead. Smith would not cool off. He knocked down two 3-pointers to start the second quarter to push the LR lead to 25–9. “Obviously, we didn’t do a good job getting out on Smith as a priority and he got some clean looks. That was a point of emphasis. Our zone, we were too spread out, so positionally, we needed to do a better job and we did,” Coach Saunders said. “We felt offensively, we were getting some good looks but they weren’t dropping. We needed to keep pounding the ball inside.” Smith, in his final home game, nailed seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points. “I figured this could be my last game ever. So I just came out shooting the ball and it felt good. Sometimes, I just feel it. It was an amazing feeling playing before that kind of crowd. I loved it. It was amazing to see shot after shot go in. I wasn’t listening to the crowd, I was just focused on the game,” he said. “I shoot every day. I used to shoot 500 threes every day. I have a little court at home and my dad would tell me I wasn’t done until I shoot my 500 threes. I kept shooting and shooting and it paid off this year.” Laker Coach JP Yorkey attributed Smith’s success to his hard work, especially in the off-season.

LAKERS 54 RAIDERS 52 Marcus DeVoe 0-2-2, Nick Alex Blake 4-2-11, Jonathan Hall 1-0-2, Jack Lesure 2-2- Burk 3-0-6, Jaquan Causer 6, Quinn Piland 4-0-8, Sam 5-0-10, Ryan Gullikson Smith 7-2-23, Mark Williams 2-7-11, Ignacio Calleja 55-3-13, Nicholas Wandishin, 2-14, Greg Wesley, Chris Ben Chaine, Nate Smith. Berquist. “There is nobody who deserves a game like that than Sam Smith. That boy has worked and worked and worked every year (this is my fifth year with him). He puts the time in and this year he has played with a tremendous amount of confidence,” Coach Yorkey said. “He’s had games like this for us. He was ready tonight! He got us off to a great start.” Calleja connected on a three-pointer and scored off an offensive put-back to cut the deficit to 25–20, but the Lakers responded by scoring the half’s final four points with Lesure drawing FA defenders and dishing inside to a wide open Quinn Piland along the baseline. The third quarter was a roller-coaster ride. Lake Region opened the period like they started the game, eight quick points to take a 37–23 lead. Fryeburg countered with strong inside play, a threepointer by Alex Blake, and better defense that held the Lakers scoreless over a five-minute span. A Gullikson drive and score with 1:24 left made it LR 37, FA 34. “We got the ball inside, scored and started to get some confidence. Jaquan and Jonathan really played well,” Coach Saunders said. “Jaquan was playing on a bad ankle and he played with a lot of guts, competing at a high level in a game like this. One of the best games I have seen him play.” LR was whistled for a flagrant foul with 3:13 left, and FA took advantage as Gullikson made both foul shots and Blake then hit his trey. With 2.2 left on the clock, the Lakers attempted a lob pass to Williams, but the ball sailed high. Williams was called for grabbing and holding onto the rim. Gullikson made both foul shots to make it 39–38, setting the stage for a wild fourth quarter. Something coaches and players expected. “Fryeburg is a good team. They always fight. If you look at their season, they lost a lot of close games. They never quit,” Smith said. “It was a rivalry game. The gym was packed. I was glad we were able to pull out the win.” Coach Saunders knew his club faced some challenges down the stretch, especially

when floor leader Gullikson fouled out. “We had three sophomores on the floor who are somewhat inexperienced. We hoped that they understood what needed to be done in the final minutes of the game. Overall, we did, but when Ryan fouled out, it was huge. Ignacio had a big game, but he isn’t used to running the team down the stretch. We certainly would have the ball in Ryan’s hands,” Coach Saunders said. “We still thought we were going to have the last shot in the game, but it was unfortunate that we turned it over. It’s a bad way to lose the game.” He added, “We certainly didn’t think we were going to run away with the game, so we wanted to remain aggressive. We didn’t want to pull the ball out and be hesitant. Overall, we just didn’t get the looks we wanted. It’s not always going to be perfect execution down the stretch, but we hung tough and had a chance to win. And, that’s what you want.” Expo bound The Lakers will make their first trip to the Expo in several years, which is a goal players had at the start of the season. “Over my four years, we’ve been on the bottom and had to work really hard to get where we are right now. All the hard work I’ve put in now feels amazing, finally, finally getting a chance to play on,” Smith said. Hoping to gain a little insight as to how to approach playing under the big lights, LR players have spoken with members of the girls’ basketball team. “The girls have talked to us about it. Like tonight, we need to stay focused on the game — don’t worry about the crowd or the new atmosphere. Focus on the game. If we do that, we’ll be fine,” Smith said. Coach Yorkey added, “The girls are great, they are our biggest fans. You saw them out here tonight with their t-shirts with our players’ faces on them and yelling for us. Along with Coach True, they are our biggest fans. Before we got into the last week, Coach True took a moment to talk with our team about his playoff experiences. He told them that in big games, usually the team that settles down first does well. When he talks, our kids listen, that’s for sure!”

Opinion & Comment

Page B, The Bridgton News, February 13, 2014

Young geniuses, time to get to work

As you have always expected, my young friend, you’re a genius. Sure, the world is full of distractions, and boxes to file yourself away in. A house is a box. A car is a box on wheels. A job is a box. Frankly, it’s time for you to think outside the box. After all, who is telling you not to? The people who manufacture the boxes! Be glad you’re a genius and an American! In Communist Russia you didn’t think outside the box if you wanted to keep breathing. Feudal Europe was one big box, with

all the people packaged into very small boxes. Communist China is a billion souls in one big (and now very polluted) box. America, of course, is lousy with boxes, too. They bring you home from the hospital, they lay you down in a box and tell you to stop crying. You live in a box, you go to school in a box. You go get your stuff at the big box store. Eventually, they’ll bury you in a box. But being an American means you don’t have to stay inside the box they’ve assigned you. The

Dark Side of the Sun by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist least you can do is build your own box. You truly are free. Take advantage of that. A lot of people choose to work outside the box, some literally so, by laboring outside in nature, others by following their own path. Many

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by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

It’s time again to tell readers that I wasn’t always a racist-homophobic-misogynist-conservative bigot. No. Back in the day, people saw me as a weirdo-hippie-commie-pinkoprogressive. I worked with Saul Alinsky radicals and then for John Kerry’s 1972 congressional campaign. I believed poverty caused crime and people were poor only because other people were rich, and got that way by ripping off the poor. I believed in big government because it was the only way aI believed government worked best when it played Robin Hood and spread the wealth around. If I hadn’t grown up, I’d probably be working for the Democratic Party or writing for some progressive think tank, and I’d have voted for Barack Obama twice. But, I did grow up 20 years ago and I’m embarrassed it didn’t happen sooner. What can I say? I was a late bloomer. The process began years earlier, but the transformation wasn’t complete until about 1994. So, I was a diehard lefty from about 1970 to about 1990 or so, then the transition, and for two decades I’ve been the thoroughly conservative writer with whom you’ve become familiar on these pages. It hasn’t been helpful for my bottom line though. I would likely have progressed further income-wise if I’d remained a lefty, both in education and in writing columns, but I just didn’t believe in that world-view anymore and I couldn’t fake it. What caused the change? Too many things to include here. My book goes into detail about the transformation and I’m past the halfway point writing it. I should be ready to shop it around to publishers come early summer. It compares how conservative critics treated me when I was a lefty teacher/writer to how lefty critics treated me when I became a conservative teacher/ writer. The latter part is much longer though. It goes into depth about how various “tolerant, open-minded” liberal individuals and groups tried to get me dismissed or silenced. Book publishing is a competitive business, but I believe readers will find the book interesting. I’m prepared to give my best effort when carrying it around to publishers. As a committed conservative, the reelection of Barack Obama in 2012 discouraged me deeply. Most of my like-minded friends have since given up hope of a conservative resurgence, but I haven’t. “Look,” they say. “The left controls the media, education, the culture (Hollywood), the White House, and the Senate. What have we got? Talk radio, Fox News, some churches, and the House. That’s it.” They’re correct in RADICAL, Page 12B

By Bridie McGreavy Guest Writer The Frenchman Bay Partners ( is a coalition on the coast of Maine that has adopted a collaborative approach to conservation action planning (CAP). The Partners consist of scientists, business owners, representatives from municipal and state governments, clam harvesters, mussel harvesters and aquaculturalists, fishermen, university professors, and citizens. A full list of Partners is available on the website. The CAP process guides groups through stages of identifying focal areas for conservation, threats to these areas, strategies to address threats, and goals that allow groups to measure their progress against defined benchmarks. CAP was originally developed and has been extensively used by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and others associated with the Conservation Measures Partnership and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. I have been working with the Partners for the last three years, studying and helping to strengthen their collaborative conservation efforts. During this time, I have come to recognize the value of CAP and its potential utility for organizations in the great- COLLABORATION FOR CONSERVATION in Frenchman Bay is helping to protect coastal ecologies and economies, including clam harvesting as a livelihood. MODEL, Page 12B


pizza and cake. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. After the goodies, we’ll have a onehour business meeting during which we want to hear your ideas about giving literacy a To The Editor: boost in Bridgton. We’ll need Let’s party! The Bridgton the community’s help to reach Literacy Taskforce turns 1 on even more parents and kids Tuesday, Feb. 25. Enjoy BLT this year. Everybody can help,

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make the boxes more capacious, at least, or who invent boxes that are easier to use, or more fun, or who show us how to live outside the stifling boxes! They provide the inventions, the art, the new ideas that make life vivid. This is America. We made a Constitution to live by, one that commands you to pursue your own happiness. What are you waiting for? The new mantra is there aren’t enough boxes to go around. Forty million people — the most ever — are unemGENIUSES, Page 12B

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rewarding careers are less remunerative. But following your passion and your genius is the difference between a job and work, and so it’s ultimately the difference between drudgery and joy. It’s the difference between making a

choice and having a choice made for you. Society — any society — loves its boxes. Even a free society wants you to believe that your options are limited, since all societies want things calm, regular, predictable. The fewer people outside their boxes, the more things will stay the same; the more sedated the population the more they’ll stay inside their boxes. (Game Boy, anyone? Television?) But society benefits from the outside-theboxers; they’re the ones who move things forward, who

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regardless of age. It’s fun. So come on down to the Community Center on the 25th. The snow date is March 3. We’ll see you then. George Bradt BLT Secretary

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To The Editor: The following letter was sent to Bridgton Hannaford Supermarket, attention of Store Manager Michael Labbe: Dear Mike; On behalf of all of us from the Bridgton First Congregational Church, I wish to thank you and Hannaford for your continued support for our latest upcoming fund-


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raiser. This event, a pancake breakfast, will be served this coming Saturday during Bridgton’s annual Winter Carnival. Your generous donation of food and other products allows us to maximize the proceeds of this breakfast in support of our greater community missions. With your help, we are able to provide clothing to those in need through our Jeanette’s Closet program, and warm meals and great company through our support of the Bridgton Community Kettle Supper program. Numerous fundraisers throughout the year also support annual Thanksgiving Boxes and Christmas Adopta-Child programs, which provide good food and much LETTERS, Page B

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Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

briefly at the four biggies: 1. Sour economies. Virtually nowhere on the globe (Germany excepted) are national economies producing the jobs and opportunities they used to do. The free market is supposed to take care of that, but it isn’t working according to the textbooks. When youth don’t have a job, or prospects for one, they might as well throw pavement stones at the police — who somehow have managed to find work. 2. Too many people. The population of Egypt has about doubled in 35 years — a condition that is common in many places. There is no way that a nation of severely limited resources can employ those surplus hands. The government must provide; the government can’t (see paragraph #1.) 3. Rise of nationalism, sectarianism and other us-them divisions. When a community is in trouble, they blame the outsider: the despised neighbor, faith or class. It’s irrational, but it’s a compelling force.

4. Environmental decay. Why is there fighting in Syria and Sudan, Yemen, Somalia? Because severe drought has killed farming and pushed people into the cities unprepared to receive them. Elsewhere, climate change-caused storms or tons of snow are more frequent. Countries that rely heavily on the export of fossil fuels find supplies dwindling and national incomes accordingly. When you switch off the news, you may ask why don’t we have crowds in our streets? Well, yes, we have/had the Tea Party and, briefly, Occupy Wall Street. Why nothing more virulent? After all, we have great economic inequality and little upward mobility. We have serious racial divisions and problems with immigrants. Our economy is barely producing the jobs and cash that we expect. To a greater or lesser degree, we are also afflicted by the four big problems. Yet, ever see an unhappy crowd forming on Main Street? Why not?

Another chance

been treated with more caring, compassion, interest and respect. From my arrival to the hospital with my prep team, I was received cheerfully, brought to my room where my cough buddy was in my bed awaiting my presence. Prep was done professionally and with dignity. Then, the team came to take me away after saying good-bye to my family. I awoke to a nurse by my side. She never left my side until a replacement came. She never left my side for at least 24 hours. My care was loving, caring and with such professionalism that the time passed until I could achieve some semblance of comfort. The entire staff at CMHVI was superb in every aspect of care. I could not have asked or expected or wanted any more as they all went above and beyond the call to make me as comfortable and happy as I could possibly be. My heartfelt thanks to the entire staff — they are the best in the land. You brought me my third chance at life. Then, when I was strong and well enough to be on my way, Dr. Weldner thought it would be wise to go to Bridgton Hospital for therapy and gain strength. What a wonderful decision that turned out to be. Now, I am at Bridgton Hospital where I was greeted as a long-lost friend with happiness at my choosing to be there — a welcome mat suited for a queen. In fact, during my stay, again from hospital Vice President John Ludwig, who came to say “hello,” to the nursing staff, kitchen staff — and I might add, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack were just great, as good as being home — therapy staff

To The Editor: I have just undergone a second open-heart surgery at Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute in Lewiston. I would like to share some of my experiences during the six days I was a patient at that facility. From the surgeon, Dr. Paul Weldner to the nursing staff, therapy staff, kitchen and janitorial staff, I could not have

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor One of the most innovative experiments enabled by the Affordable Care Act is the creation of Accountable Care Organizations. Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs in order to work together to provide higherquality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow health care cost growth. More than 360 ACOs have been established nationwide, serving over 5.3 million Americans with Medicare. ACOs share with Medicare any savings generated from lowering the growth in health care costs when they meet 33 specific standards for high quality care. Beneficiaries seeing health care providers affiliated with ACOs always have the freedom to choose doctors inside or outside of the ACO. To date, ACOs in Maine have been quite successful. One of them, The Central Maine ACO (administered by Central Maine Health Care in Lewiston) is now providing coordinated care for more than 50,000 lives. Although it is too early to tell how well the ACOs will do in the long term, the results so far are encouraging. Savings from both types (Medicare ACOs and Pioneer ACOs) have exceeded $380 million to date. Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call your Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411 for assistance.

Although the younger generation might not have the stability and promise that old generations enjoyed, they have technology we couldn’t even imagine and diversions to match to keep them “occupied” and their minds on things other than forcing the powers-that-be to make the changes that might improve the basics of their lives. Sometimes, the aggrieved have safety nets (with holes) to catch them and government regulations (with holes) to protect them. Plus, we’re a huge community with a wide range of diverse interests. Those who remain unhappy at home, it seems, often focus their ire on the less fortunate who might be helped by government, i.e., the Obamacare opponents are most grieved because health care is being extended to those at the bottom of the heap and society has to pay the bills. Those at the bottom, seeing no socially accepted way upward, sometimes turn to crime. Criminality — drugs, traditional thievery — can become, in effect, a substitute for political protest. Finally, there is the persisting optimism of Americans. Our national creed holds that somehow, some day, I will win the lottery. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer. and janitorial staff, they all entered my space with smiles, encouragement, humor, caring, loving and they all made every effort to bring me peace and rest. It was an experience that brought me the strength and understanding of what I could and could not do to a clear understanding. Bridgton Hospital is the best in rural community hospitals. The feeling of safety, comfort and medical security is one of the biggest aids in getting better. My third chance at life will be given with pride to CMHVI and BH — thank you all. There isn’t one of you I don’t love. Norma Sicotte Sebago


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By Peter C. Berry Guest Writer The spate of snow storms traipsing through our neck of the woods lately have me thinking back to a time when my two younger brothers, Steve and Chuck and I battled through a blizzard to deliver the Portland Sunday paper. The year could have been 1945 or 46 when I was 10 or 11 years old. We had acquired the paper route by default as I remember, and over the years I have spoken to several persons who recall having the same route, an enterprise, it seems that passed from family to family down through the years. During the good weather months, we wore shorts and a tee shirt and each carried a paperboy’s bag that slipped over one shoulder and after the papers were evenly distributed into these bags we were off on an endeavor that took an hour and a half. We left the paper in an agreed upon place at each house and collected the money, sometimes from the customer or from an envelope stuck somewhere. On this particular Sunday in February, we arrived at the IGA store in Pondicherry Square at 7 a.m. where the bundles of papers were dropped off by the paper truck from Portland. The bundles were tied with string, which we cut with Steve’s Boy Scout knife before putting the papers together by placing the ad sections into the news sections. We had a Flexible Flyer sled onto which Gramp had screwed a wooden box that had previously done its duty conveying Schmidt’s Tiger Head Ale and this box was the perfect size to hold the papers. We took turns manning the three stations we had devised for operation when we used this sled. One pulled with the rope around his waist, one pushed and one ran the papers to the houses as we moved along. This last position could be the most strenuous of all as time could be lost looking for the money put in various places around a porch or front door, or a customer might wish to chat for a moment. Any of these delays would cause a lot of running to keep up. We changed these positions as circumstances warranted. We left the IGA that morning with a full load of papers and moved up Main Street in lightly falling snow and a brisk wind. It had snowed all night so there was plenty of it, but we seemed able to get around and the first deliveries along Main and then Depot Streets went well although we had noticed a considerable pick up in the wind and by the time we reached Post Office Square it was blowing pretty good. We crossed Main Street to Allen’s Drug Store and headed for Church Street and our largest concentration of customers. Now the wind, as if waiting for our most vulnerable exposure, came whistling down Main Street with all the force it could muster so we took refuge in the lee of The Bridgton News building and peeked around the corner to suddenly see a brawling, roiling mass of swirling snow swooshed along by a relentless wind straight from the head of Highland Lake. We waited in the safety of our lee shore and discussed how we would deal with this predicament. There was no question about our next move, we had to continue our deliveries so we zipped up and buttoned up and made ready to brave the elements and serve our loyal customers. I, being the oldest and, debatably, the strongest, placed the rope around my waist, pulled my hat down around my chin, and with the other two pushing, lunged into the teeth of the gale, leaving the safety of The News building and plowing straight for Church Street. We were halfway across Main Street when the trouble came. I was straining against the rope and we seemed to be making good headway when the wind, that diabolical force ever seeking an opportunity to exploit, swirled into a perfect vortex directly over our box of papers and began sucking them out, one by one, into a spiral to a height of 20 feet where they were at the mercy of a jet-stream of wind that carried them high over Post Office Square. Later that day, Mary Worth was found plastered against the El Fa Ba beauty parlor sign and Dick Tracy and Terry and The Pirates were seen smooshed against the Mayfair Theater marquee and in the entryway to J.T. Bardsley’s clothing store, an entire sports section lay in perfect order as if placed there by the very hand of the printer himself. The shock of this disencumberment lasted only a few seconds before the biting, slashing wind forced us to hurry along Church Street and the shelter the library building afforded. Here, we took stock of the situation and decided the only thing left to do was to continue along our route and explain to our customers what had happened. To their eternal credit not one was angry at not getting their paper, most were surprised that we were even out in that weather and every one paid for a paper they didn’t get. The Roger Macdonald family lived at the top of Pleasant Street and they were one of our best customers, always leaving a little extra with the paper money. When Mrs. Macdonald answered our knock and took a look at us she shooed us into her kitchen to dry out. We were covered with snow, but she took our wet jackets and hung them to dry and insisted we remove our boots. Then, she proceeded to make steaming cups of hot chocolate and thick slices of toast and jam and served us around her kitchen table. I can remember that warm, inviting kitchen and a dog eyeing us suspiciously along with a couple of kids in pajamas. Mrs. MacDonald was so nice to us that day and her kindness and understanding helped remove the anxiety and misery we felt about losing our papers to a maniacal burst of wind.




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Whatever channel you tune into for the evening news, you are almost certain to see a segment on people — fists raised, throwing stones, setting fires — who are demonstrating against their government or against other folk demonstrating for the government. With a little experience, you can tell the source of the film: all bundled up means Ukraine; short-sleeved — often red — shirts are Thais. Explosions are featured in Syria, while violent skirmishes with the police suggest Egypt. Scenes from the latter, however, are rare because the military regime locks up journalists. Libyan demos are now infrequent because the place is unpredictably dangerous and too complicated for TV reporters to explain. Same for Yemen. And in Africa, travel is difficult and expensive for news organizations. I could go on — Bahrain, Iraq, Pakistan, India — but pretty soon the networks find the governor of New Jersey a more attractive (Is that the right word?) topic. What’s going on? In the old days, autocrats kept crowds at home or in jail. Is this the payout from George Bush’s promotion of democracy? In a word, hardly. There are four large explanations, I would say, plus a host of locally grown grievances. Let’s look


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Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist

Mid-winter mystery

There is nothing quite like a good mystery to enliven the middle of winter, and in the past few weeks we have enjoyed several mysteries. It all began early one morning when a very large bird suddenly appeared and flew across the frozen cove. Before we could focus our binoculars, it disappeared into the woods. “What was that?” we exclaimed in unison. It was not quite large enough to be an eagle. We wondered if it might have been a raven, which is a much bigger bird than most people realize, but it hadn’t looked quite like a raven, either. Then, the bird reappeared, flying back across the cove in the general direction of the village, and this time we could see it was a hawk with a fairly long tail, long broad wings and strong wingbeats. By now, we were speculating wildly about the identity of the mystery flier, as images of osprey and northern harrier, both birds with very long wings, flashed across our brains, but we were grasping at straws. It would be highly unlikely to see either of those species here in mid-winter, flying over the frozen lake, since ospreys cruise high above the water to hunt for fish, and the northern harrier flies low over fields and marshes to pounce on small prey in the grass below. We thought briefly about a red-tailed hawk, and a goshawk, but it was no use. We simply hadn’t seen the bird well enough to identify it. Later that morning, we had a phone call from a woman who lives in the village, reporting that a large hawk had come into her yard and grabbed a mourning dove on the ground near her bird feeders. I described the hawk we had seen a few hours earlier. Could it have been the same bird? Over the next couple of weeks we tried to forget about the mystery hawks, but the subject kept resurfacing, and then one day the phone rang again. This caller was a woman who lives about two miles from where the other hawks had been seen. In winter, she feeds birds, and ducks come to her yard to eat under her bird feeders. A very large hawk, that was whitish on its front, had come out of the woods, caught a mallard, and carried it back into the woods to eat it. Not many birds of prey can take something as large as a mallard, so we thought it might have been a northern goshawk. The largest of the woodland hawks, or accipiters, the goshawk measures 21 to 26 inches in length, has a wingspan of 40 to 46 inches, and weighs about two pounds. It is a large, powerful raptor, which preys on birds and mammals, from squirrels, to grouse and snowshoe hares, but in spite of its size it is not often seen. Was it a goshawk that had taken the mallard? One cold day last week, our doorbell rang. A man who lives about a mile from the other hawk sightings, and who feeds ducks in the winter, was inviting us to accompany him to his home. He said a northern goshawk had taken a mallard and was in the process of eating it in the woods behind his house. He was certain it was a goshawk, so we drove to his house to look. In his yard, we found splashes of bright red blood on the snow, and piles of soft brown mallard feathers, but unfortunately we did not realize the hawk was still fairly close to the yard. As we walked toward the woods it fled, flying very low to the ground. We found the spot where it had been feasting, but the hawk had taken the duck away. A northern goshawk was preying on mallards in one yard, and possibly in two yards. Part of the mystery had been solved, but sometimes the most intriguing mysteries are the ones that are never solved. Although we will never know the identity of the hawk that took the mourning dove, or the hawk that flew over our cove, from now on we will be keeping careful watch for large birds of prey. Public Notice


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construction of a new building that is cheaper to heat, better quality and designed for intended uses. I would urge residents (Continued from Page B) to vote against approving a Most know smoking is the waste of money. leading cause of preventable Dave Crowell disease and premature death. Bridgton Yet, an estimated 43.8 million people in the United States still smoke. Part of our mission is to prevent a new generation of smokers, and helping those who smoke quit so they are no longer shortening their To The Editor: Pete Bollen’s Letter lives and putting themselves at increased risk of lung disease. to the Editor (Disparity in In addition to flowers and Pricing) echoed the concerns chocolates this year, why not I expressed in my Letter to give yourself or your Valentine the Editor last summer about a gift that’s everlasting — the the significantly higher pricgift of a healthier, longer life. es charged by the Bridgton There is no better time than Hannaford on items adverright now. Visit www.ffson- tised in the Sunday paper and others. I also wrote to headquarters Jeff Seyler, Hannaford President and CEO and received an inadequate American Lung response. I wondered if these Association of the Northeast disparities occurred in the summer to take advantage of summer residents, but I see that the practice continues throughout the year. I agree with Mr. Bollen that the store is attractive, the To The Editor:    employees are friendly and Bridgton has recently spent that Hannaford contributes to money on an engineering the community. The policy study to evaluate the “vin- of higher pricing in Bridgton tage, turn of the century town comes from headquarters. I hall.” That’s like describing can’t see any logical reason it as a handyman’s special, that deli items should be as a fixer-upper, or needs a much as a few dollars a pound little TLC. There is nothing more in Bridgton. Maybe more right with the building. It’s complaints to corporate headdescribed as having “fram- quarters will have an effect. ing issues caused by moisture Barbara Mercier intrusion.” That means it is West Boylston, Mass. and rotting and probably has mold Sebago and mildew issues. The roof has problems, the insulation is inadequate, the windows need to be replaced, the plumbing and the electric need to To The Editor: I recently read on the be updated, the parking lot needs to be redone because it Internet at that a causes water to drain toward four-year-old boy killed his the building, instead of away four-year-old cousin with a from the building, the heat- gun he found under a bed ing system is not described in the home of a relative he as “state-of-the-art” and it is was visiting. Just this mornbuilt over a crawl space which ing, I read the following in has random beams supporting the Feb. 7, 2014 edition of a wood floor. I’ve probably The Week magazine, Page 16: missed some items. And these “Every day, an average of 20 American children are hospiare the good points. There is no doubt that the talized for injuries caused by building is taking a beating firearms. Another 3,000 die from the recreational uses every year before they get that it was not designed for, to the emergency room. For but is none the less subject- people ages 15-19, firearm ed to. Putting $300,000 into injuries are the second leadthis building just delays the ing cause of death, behind inevitable and we still have motor vehicle crashes. (USA a building that is inadequate. Today).”  The NRA and gun manuWe would be much better off putting the money toward the facturers want us to believe

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Nomination papers will be available at the Naples Town Office beginning February 25, 2014, for the following threeyear terms: Selectboard (2) Planning Board (1) SAD 61 School Director (1) Budget Committee (4) Completed papers must be returned to the Naples Town Office no later than April 7, 2014. Please call Judy or Laurie at (207) 693-6364 during normal business hours should you have any questions. 2T7

CHAMBER AFTER HOURS — McDonald’s Bridgton restaurant franchise owner Ed Roetman poses with his daughter Leslie while hosting the Jan. 23 Chamber After Hours sponsored by the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Around 25 visitors who attended were offered complimentary meals, samplings of new items on the menu and tours of the facility. Roetman donated raffle prizes of two McDonald’s Gift Cards as well as two travel mugs good for free McDonald’s coffee for a year. Other prizes were a gift card from Campfire Grille, a homemade walking stick and two bottles of wine. Many thanks were extended to Roetman for opening up his business to chamber members for a fun-filled evening. The chamber’s next After Hours will be held at Mercer Photography in Naples on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (Photo courtesy Mercer Photography) that we could lose the Constitutional right to bear arms if we try to regulate the sale of firearms to try to prevent irresponsible use of weapons and tragic deaths due to mental illness or criminal intent on the part of any individual or group. It seems to me that there would be less need to have a gun for protection if we were to be much more selective about how, when, where and by whom weapons (especially those designed for military use) can be purchased in America. They have powerful lobbyists in Washington who really don’t need to fear big losses in “rights” or sales — they just fear discovery of how horrible a fascination with weapons can become. They’ve already made enough money providing our armed forces and other military groups around the world with increasingly devastating instruments of death to support themselves for quite a while. Of course, the fact that we may be headed for fewer military involvements in the next few years has nothing to do with their fears about regulation of sales to groups and individuals here in the U.S.A. It will be hard for those currently employed in making all these weapons when and if people across the world decide to solve their differences more diplomatically. But, blaming people who want to feel safer in their communities for loss of income by weapons producers and their employees is ludicrous at best and does not further the case for protecting our right to bear arms (for defense) one bit.  Who should be held accountable for the increase in jobs provided by weapons manufacturers rather than in areas such as more energy efficient technologies, etc.? Just look at the history of

the Pentagon since WWII. Perhaps a quick run through of how the Senate and House of Representatives and our presidents have deferred decision-making power to the Pentagon throughout the 20th-21st centuries to date could reveal responsibility for a growing attitude that the best way to bring safety to everyone is to kill off anyone who disagrees with you. That does not compute with the overall intent of our Constitution — “all men are created equal,” “liberty and justice for all,” and what about “freedom of speech?” Adults, who own guns, and children, who intentionally or unintentionally use guns to injure or kill should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Their right to own a gun should be revoked permanently should injury result when a child hurts someone with a gun; and they should be made to pay for any medical costs required for treatment of the injured parties. But, let’s not hold our breath. Our prisons are already overcrowded and costing us billions in tax dollars. “Give me liberty or give me death” seems to be taking on a whole new meaning for all of us in recent years. Many gun owners can barely support themselves, let alone come up with the money to help victims of their fear, hatred and desperation taken to tragic public accountability. We can adopt the, “It’s every man for himself” attitude, or we can train every man, woman and child in how to avoid becoming easy targets, and somehow put desperate people on notice that they can’t use violence to achieve justice. There should, however, be more available to mentally ill and poor people in our country before they take murderous action. Cindy Alden West Fryeburg


Casco Zoning Board of Appeals February 24, 2014 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

1. Approve Minutes of January 27, 2014. 2. Debra Riendeau has filed an application for Dimensional Variances to the existing dwelling as follows: FRONT SETBACKS – applicant requests a 25.5' reduction from 50' to 24.5'; an additional 13.5' from the 38' setback permitted by variance granted August 15, 1994; a 26.8' reduction from 50' to 23.2' to the existing overhang; and 40.3' from 50' to 9.7' to the existing deck. REAR SETBACKS – applicant requests a 12.9' reduction from 25' to 12.1' to the existing deck, a 19.1' reduction from 25' to 5.9' to the existing overhang and a 21.1' reduction from 50' to 3.9' to the existing corner of the building. The property is known as Map 33, Lot 9, and is commonly known as 575 Poland Spring Road, and is located in a Residential District. 2T7


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Classifieds Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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




SEEKING EXPERIENCED — marine mechanic for fast-growing marine repair shop. Knowledge of all marine outboard, stern drive and inboard engines a plus. Interested applicants please send resume to P.O. Box 19, Lovell ME 04051. Will be interviewing all applicants starting the first of April. 10t4

SEASONED FIREWOOD — Cut, split & delivered. $235 a cord. Call Jack at 207-647-8146. 8t7x

RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, split and delivered. Any amounts. CLEANING & ORGANIZING Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 — Local company looking to fill SLED COVER — for Polaris empty slots. Never too early for IQ Touring, brand new, rip free. Spring cleaning. Senior discount Asking $145. In Sebago, call 617and free estimates. Please call 207- 438-8576. 3t7x 595-1542. tf6 SNOWMOBILE PARTS — D DO YOU NEED YOUR HOME & G Snowmobilers Discount. — or office cleaned weekly, month- New & used snowmobile parts. ly, spring is coming . . . , company 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed only on coming. Professional woman who Wednesdays. Call 207-583-2312. is organized and efficient will take 13t51x the stress off you and make your BUS. OPPORTUNITY home shiny. References upon request. Please call Beverly at 207595-1390 or e-mail nascar19girl@ BUSINESS FOR SALE — by 2t7 owner. Located in Windham. In business for over 20 years. 893tf50 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will 0339. travel. Snowplowing, removal and sanding. Site work, foundations VEHI­CLES FOR SALE dug, back filling, septic systems, JESUS IS LORD – new and sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad used auto parts. National locator. Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 DAY CARE Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE



BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2bath duplex house. Walk to Food City. All utilities; heat, water, washer, dryer, electric, plowing, trash, lawn, everything included for $960. 781-361-1368. tf6

BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $700 to $800 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508 or 632NAPLES — Long Lake. Look- 8510. tf41 ing for caretaker couple to rent furnished, 2-bedroom, large open concept, newly-remodeled mobile home located in beautiful Vacation Home Park. Site #4, ice fish, snowmobile, beautiful sandy beach. No pets, no smoking. $900 plus utilities, full tank of fuel. See website for pictures 305-304-8764 cell. tf3 BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment on quiet lot, walking distance to stores. Utilities included, $725 a month plus 1 month security & references. Call Victor at 650-8071. 4t6x

CASCO/NAPLES AREA — Oasis Childcare has immediate openings for students ages 5-12 for Before & After School Care. We offer full coverage on school vacations, summer vacation, early release and snow days. Are your kids having fun at daycare . . . we do! See us on Facebook for more info. Call Kelly at 207-329-2658 or e-mail to enroll your child today. 12t3x

CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf37


BRIDGTON — Lot near Shawnee Peak ski area. It has been soil tested and surveyed. Electricity available. A great price of $20,000. Call Sargent Real Estate and ask for George (207) 736-2170. 3t7x


WEST BRIDGTON, ME — Available March 1st. (3)-bedroom private house, close to Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond, 1 bath, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, $875 per month, first and security deposit and references required. Pet depending, approval and deposit. Rental includes: domestic water, use of private community beach, pool and tennis courts. Call 207-647-8686 or 321-266-2720. 2t7x

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

SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment. Carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no smoking indoors, no pets. Includes heat, hot water, parking & electric. $790 per month plus security. Call 787-2121 or 756-3928. 4t5

NAPLES — off Rte. 35, quiet onebedroom, 1st floor, pine paneling, built-in book shelves, laundry onPart of the Chalmers Group site. No smoking, no pets, 30-day notice lease. $650 month includes 100 Main Street, heat & electricity. 207-899-5052. LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very Bridgton, ME 04009 tf3 large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room Phone: 207-647-3311 HARRISON — Apartment, 2- with fireplace in new carriage Fax: 207-647-3003 bedroom, 2½-baths, large rooms, house. $995 month includes elecvery private. Garage, mountain tricity, laundry hookup, and 50% and lake views, access to lake. of heat. Mountain views and Kezar $950 month plus utilities with Lake access. No pets/no smokBN 7 one-month security. No pets. No ing. 1 year lease/first and security FOR SALE ATTENTION smoking. References required. deposit/reference check required. tf44 (207) 221-2951. 4t6x Classified line ads are now posted WESTERNMAINEFIREWOOD. 583-4044. on our website at NO EXTRA com — Seasoned firewood, cut 14 CHARGE! months ago. Cut, split and delivered. $260 per cord. Call 583-4113 or HELP WANTED 595-5029. 4t5x PSS — needed for home care. 15 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag hours every other weekend. Going when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x pay rate. Call between 9 a.m. and 5 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, p.m. at 693-5010. 2t6 Windham, 893-0339. tf46



AVAILABLE NOW — An easier winter in this beautiful warm & cozy 2-bedroom brick home. Very energy-efficient. Plowing included. $875 month plus utilities. NewlyCLASSIFIEDS WORK painted. Private yet close to village — Call The Bridgton News amenities. No pets/no smoking. today to place your ad! Call Good for single or couple. FMI call (207) 452-2441. tf3 647-2851.


— Childcare has full and part-time slots available. All age developmentally appropriate social, emotional and academic curriculum. Meals and snacks included. 10 years experience. For more information call 207-595-5209 (Bridgton). 6t6


70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037 Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303

Are you a CNA who is looking for a facility and team that are resident-oriented? Then we are looking for you! Currently accepting applications for: Part-time/Full-time

CNA for 3–11 & 11–7 Shifts

Interested persons please stop in for application. Benefits package offered.


CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m.

February 13, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B


Freelance Writer

HOME CARE FOR MAINE, a statewide home care agency is seeking caring dependable candidates to assist elders and disabled individuals. Duties include personal care, housekeeping, errands and transportation. PCA/PSS/CNA experience preferred but not required. We offer free PSS certification to our employees. Current openings for days/evenings/weekends statewide. EOE/AAE Call 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at

The Bridgton News is seeking a freelance writer to cover meetings for the Town of Fryeburg and MSAD 72 school district. Flexible schedule required, Must be familiar with Microsoft Word. Photography experience helpful but not necessary. E-mail resume (including references) to: Attn: Editor at or mail to: Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 244 Bridgton, ME 04009.




Advertising Sales Representative The Bridgton News has a full-time position available for newspaper advertising sales.

Customer Service Administrative Assistant Needed

Resumes should be e-mailed as an attachment to: no later than Friday, February 28, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Salisbury at 208-420-9076.

Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, creative, and capable of servicing multiple advertising clients. Proven sales experience required. Flexible schedule necessary. E-mail resume (including references) to: Attn: Editor at or mail to: Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 244 Bridgton, ME 04009.


Green Thumb Farms is seeking a customer service administrative assistant to maintain all customer service and vendor relationships. Receptionist duties, record maintenance and sales are also requirements of this position.

Join our family of caring professionals and make a difference in the lives of the people you care for. If you are an upbeat and dependable LNA, we’d like to talk to you about being part of the team at our Long Term Care Facility. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.


Apply online at Or contact: Human Resources, Memorial Hospital 3073 White Mtn. Hwy., No. Conway, NH 03860 Phone: (603)356-5461 • Fax: (603)356-9121 An Equal Opportunity Employer

Direct Support Professionals Wanted (Bridgton, Naples and Cornish) Good Neighbors Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, with an over 30-year track record of providing high quality assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. Candidates will be willing to support individuals, both in their homes and in the community, with a strong focus on dignity, respect, health, safety and therapeutic supports in a variety of environments and situations. Good Neighbors Incorporated prefers individuals that have previous training in the field of disability services, but experience is not necessary if the candidate displays a strong desire to learn the ethics and principals that guide the company. The abilities to make sound decisions, assist the people we support in leading a meaningful life, and self-motivation are highly desired.

Successful Candidates must:

Have a High School Diploma or GED; Be at least 18 years of age; Have a valid Driver’s License.

Good Neighbors offers an attractive benefits package that includes:

A highly-competitive health insurance plan; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; Life Insurance; Generous paid leave.


Please visit our website at to upload an application or contact Wanda Millett, Human Resource Manager at (207) 647-8244, ex. 11. *Location: Bridgton, Naples and Cornish areas. *Compensation: hourly *This is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization *Principals only: Recruiters, do not contact this job poster *Do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests


The Town of Lovell, Maine will be hiring

COURTESY BOAT INSPECTORS FOR THE 2014 SEASON Work Schedule *Inspectors work 15 to 20 hours per week *Must be available from May 1 – Oct 1, weekdays, weekends and holidays *Work schedule starts at 6 A.M. and earlier if a fishing tournament is scheduled *Work schedule ends at 5 P.M. except on Fridays when it ends at 8 P.M. Principle Responsibilities *Inspectors will be trained to efficiently and effectively perform the work necessary *Inspectors will be assigned to the various boat launch access points *Inspectors must have good skills for accurate recordkeeping *Inspectors as representatives of the town must have good communication skills Hiring Process Candidates can submit a letter with appropriate credentials, such as a resume, no later than March 7th, along with a job application form, which is available at the Lovell Town Office. Please note “CBI” on the lower left corner of the envelope when mailing in your application and credentials. Contact: Town of Lovell, P.O. Box 236, Center Lovell, ME 04016 207-925-6272


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HEAP HAULERS — Towing PLEASE CONSIDER – donatservice. Cash paid for junk cars. ing gently used furniture, houseCall 655-5963. tf12 hold items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, our website Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. for details or call 935-4358, ext. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of 21. tf44 painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­ mates. Call John Math­ews, 207452-2781. tf49

GENTLY USED — children’s books needed for Bridgton Literacy Taskforce giveaways. Drop off at 3 Pleasant Street or call Bill for free pickup 647-5209. tf21

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Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668

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

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

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824

Lake & Mtn. View Cleaning ALARMS ELECTRICIANS and Caretaking WAM-ALARM Systems Exceptional references, 25+ yrs. exp. A to Z Electric Installation, Service, Monitoring Julie 207-650-1101 “The Boss Does The Work” Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician McHatton’s Cleaning Service Free Security Survey 647-2323 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 APPLIANCE REPAIR Certified Technicians Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Bosworth Electric Inc. Quality service you deserve Quality electrical contractor Servicemaster All major brands Commercial/Industrial/Residential 595-4020 Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration ATTORNEYS 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Malia, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061

TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton

Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Naples Computer Services P.O. Box 1575, Naples PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 693-3030 Virus and spy-ware removal Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. Home and business networking 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) Video security systems Raymond, ME 04071 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 655-8760

BOOKKEEPING NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364

CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552

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

CONTRACTORS Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Jeff Douglass, 595-8968 Sweden Rd. Bridgton

D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016 Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

Quality Custom Carpentry EXCAVATION Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples K.S. Whitney Excavation 207-655-5903 Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered COUNSELING Kevin 207-647-3824 Ellia Manners, LCPC In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted 207-647-3015 Bridgton

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

DENTAL SERVICES Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care – infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare 207-647-4125






CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711

25 Years Experience � Fully Insured

for Junk Cars

10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month


• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood



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




US • German • Japanese Buy • Sell • Trade

Sweden Trading Post







Our business is “picking up”


$3.50 for 20 words or less; 15¢ a word over 20


Weekly & one-time pick ups

Find it! Sell it! Find it! Hire Help! Classifieds work



Snow’s Excavation Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697

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

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

Jetport Denture Center GARAGE DOORS Full dentures – partial dentures Relines – repairs Naples Garage Door Co. Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD Installation & repair services 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton Free estimates CARPETING 207-274-1887 Naples 207-693-3480 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Mountain View Dentistry Roberts Overhead Doors Dr. Leslie A. Elston Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 207-647-3628 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

Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton

Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606


Insured – Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts George Jones Quality Painters 207-450-5858 Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Free Estimates Excellent References SELF STORAGE Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares 207-318-3245 Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924 Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd HEATING Jerry’s Painting Service 28 units & 4000’ open barn Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Bridgton 647-3206 Fully Insured – Free Estimates Cleanings and repairs, Boilers 207-527-2552 Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks JB Self Storage New installations, 24 hr burner service Webber Painting & Restoration Rt. 5 Lovell, Maine Licensed and insured Monthly/yearly secure storage Exterior & Interior painting 207-693-7011 207-925-3045 Repairs/Installations/Modifications


Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

Fully insured – Estimates – References Craig, 207-831-8354

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

Protect Pest Services Service designed to need & budget Free inspections and estimates 40 yrs. experience 207-321-9733

INSULATION Western Me. Insulation Inc Batts, blown or foamed Over 30 yrs experience Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home and Auto 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858


PET GROOMING Wag On Wheels Mobile Pet Grooming 627-4896 We Come To You

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

Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration 207-452-2997

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029

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

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

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

Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file

TAXIDERMIST Trapper’s Taxidermy Jason Pingree 112 Bush Row Rd Denmark 207-452-2091

TOWING Stuart Automotive


Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Life and Long-Term Care Insurance Organic lawn & garden maintenance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch KENNELS Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804




Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Handy Hands Property Maintenance Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Complete tree service – free estimates grounds care 647-8291 Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Lawrence Construction & Property Management Carpentry-Remodeling-Painting Snow removal 25+ years exp. Fully insured 207-452-9000

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

REFRIGERATION/A/C Tech Air HVAC/R Residential/Commercial/Industrial 207-890-3836/

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Young geniuses, time to get to work

(Continued from Page B) ployed or underemployed in this country. A tragedy — for those who want a box to live in, and have had their genius dulled by years inside the box, and now can see no option. But current conditions are an opportunity for the outsidethe-boxers, particularly for you young ones, possessors of a more plastic genius. So what if so many of the dullest boxes have been shipped off to China and Mexico to be filled? You didn’t want to make a career out of doing something a robot could do better, anyhow, right? Genius is not measurable, because it is unfettered and

illimitable. It’s not IQ; that’s just the boxiest kind of genius. And yes, you do have genius for something. If it’s for filling boxes, fill away; if it’s for breaking down boxes, break them down. Your real job in life is to identify your work; you’ll know you’ve got it right when work is play, when you can’t get enough of it. Maybe you’ll need to go to college, maybe you won’t; college is just one more expensive box, anyway. There is more college debt in this country than credit card debt. Fine way to box your self in — and so young too! Look, the best educations are made out in the world; the best formal

educations are self-taught, at the free public library — educate yourself and you’ll never want to stop learning. If you find school boring it may be because you’re already tired of filling boxes eight hours a day for no reason you can see. But that’s education for you — preparing you for a lifetime of work, where you can fill boxes eight hours a day for no reason you can see! Wrong preparation, wrong job. Young people today are told to get a job — but there are fewer and fewer good ones. They are told to buy health insurance, because they’ll need it when they’re

older. They’re told to go to college and get qualified; then they find they are qualified for a paper hat and a fry-olator! The generations ahead of them hold most of the good jobs, and we fogeys aren’t dying off fast enough. What to do? Kids, the Land of Opportunity knocks. This country still has the largest number of small and medium-sized businesses in the world — 60% of them, I read somewhere. Look out your back door: mercantile shops, construction companies, Moir Mfg., Howell Labs, Down East. And that’s just the techie stuff. In rural Maine! Quality,

Model from Maine Coast

(Continued from Page B) er Lake Region area. While conservation action planning has been around for more than a decade, few groups are approaching it as a strategic collaboration and even fewer are studying the impacts of the collaboration on changes in community and the environment. The Partners started their CAP process in 2010 with a series of stakeholder meetings in which they invited people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to become involved. They defined their mission to promote the ecological and economic resilience of the Bay. From these initial meetings, they formed a steering committee and later adopted an executive commit-

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one of many examples of how the CAP process is helping this group make measurable progress towards accomplishing their mission. CAP may use a conceptual modeling software called Miradi that is available for free online. This software has a steep learning curve and requires a lot of information at each stage, from focal area identification to threat assessment to goal setting in the creation of “results chains.” But in our experience, the opportunities in using it far outweigh these few challenges. The software can help groups strategically identify conservation priorities. It provides a focal point around which people can organize and grow their collaborations. The software also promotes learning, as people with different types of expertise can combine their knowledge about the ecology and community of a region. My research with this group has shown that through the CAP process they have improved their partnership networks, created shared identities with the Bay watershed, promoted ecological learning, and found ways to resolve conflict among natural resource user groups. All of these changes are helping the group achieve their resilience mission and promoting their ability to respond to future changes in climate and species composition. The Frenchman Bay Partners provide a model for how other groups might adopt this approach for strategic improvements to communities, economies, and ecologies. Bridie McGreavy is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the New England Sustainability Consortium. She received her Ph.D. in communication and sustainability science from the University of Maine in December 2013.

passion, a good idea, that’s the ticket. Genius will find a way. If your passion is culinary, look at Beth’s Cafe in Bridgton. Great place, quality, local, a few good jobs, a lot of happiness for a lot of people: we need a Beth’s Cafe in every town in America — but not run by the same Beth. There’s a revolution going on today, and it’s a revolution born partly of necessity. It’s a revolution of fewer things — and more happiness. It’s smaller, more local, and more people-oriented. (Turns out we aren’t numbers, after all!) The age of the big corporation is death to outsidethe-box thinking and outside-

the-box living. Small corporations and small companies are the answer; they’re a lot more human. Their customers aren’t just bank accounts to be fleeced. The big corporation’s inevitable result is a few people living in county-sized boxes, while millions live on the streets in cardboard boxes. Outside the safe gray corporate box is exactly where millions of Americans now find themselves. So, make the most of your opportunity, young geniuses. If you do, whatever box you end up making will suit you just fine. And the world will be a better place, too. Funny how that works.

Conservative hippie-radical

(Continued from Page B) all that, I know, but I have more faith in the American people. My pessimistic friends expect the fed to keep printing money, government to keep spending it, the debt to keep increasing, more people to go on welfare, fewer workers to pay taxes, and everything to go on like that until it collapses. That could happen, I admit, and it could happen sooner rather than later. A lot of Americans have become dependent on government programs of one kind or another — even a majority by some counts. There are way too many “low-information voters” out there and their numbers will increase enormously if amnesty for illegal immigrants passes. It can get discouraging, no doubt, but I guess I believe in the common sense of Americans more than most of my conservative friends. Most of us know at some level that it just can’t go on like this. According to Rasmussen, two out of three Americans believe we’ve become too dependent on government. That would have to include people, who are themselves dependent to one extent or another, but they know the government gravy train will go off the rails eventually. Not enough of them went to the polls in November 2012, but that can change in the next two election cycles. More and more Americans will be discovering this year what was in the Obamacare bill Democrats rammed through in 2009 and they won’t like it. I think it’s safe to say that most already don’t like it, but that number will reach critical mass sometime in 2014 as millions more lose their coverage and are forced onto the exchanges. Others who think they’ve already signed up will discover how much more Obamacare is costing them compared to what they had before its implementation. We’re in for some economic and foreign policy shocks, but I expect America to survive them and smarten up in the process. They’ll learn that, as Margaret Thatcher put it: “The facts of life are conservative.” Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

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