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Bridgton, Maine

February 14, 2013

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Voters: Sell or keep it By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton voters may be asked in June to give selectmen the authority to sell the Salmon Point Campground, providing the price is right and the public beach from the point to the lagoon is not part of the deal. On Tuesday, selectmen discussed what steps needed to be taken over the next few months before taking the issue to voters. Selling the 14-acre campground and its 26-acre rear well source protection area was the primary recommendation of a detailed cost benefit analysis done on the town-owned property by the Community Development Committee. The report concluded that the town should sell the campground to a residential or resort developer for not less than $2.3 million, and then expand the beach 15 feet east of the lagoon from the lake to Salmon Point Road. Until the land is sold, the report said, the campground should continue to be run, but with fee increases over three years to bring costs in line with other privately-run campgrounds in the region. The lagoon should also be widened and dredged and the bridge rebuilt, the report said. A first step, the board agreed, would be legal advice, since the campground was originally purchased in 1987 with

PIECE OF LOVELL HISTORY GONE — The Stearns, Hall & Walker Building, the centerpiece of Lovell Village, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Over 60 firefighters from five surrounding towns battled the blaze. Because of the extensive damage, fire officials say the cause will

never be known. A unit in the building was being renovated and a LP gas heater there may have triggered the fire. A neighbor, who was plowing a driveway, discovered the blaze, which broke out around 6:45 a.m. More photos and story on Page 12A. (Photo courtesy of Stan Tupaj)

Mugshots, comments banned from BPD page

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton selectmen on Tuesday ordered the Bridgton Police Department to stop posting mug shots of arrested persons on their Facebook page and to prevent the public from commenting on the arrests, ending a practice some felt was SALM ON, Page A demeaning and too open to abuse. The department can still list arrests, the board said, but only through providing a link on their Facebook page to the town’s website, which is static and not interactive. The 3–2 vote, which ends months of controversy, came on a motion by Bob McHatton By Dawn De Busk that was seconded by Bernie Staff Writer King and supported by Doug CASCO — This summer, Taft, but opposed by Paul Hoyt Casco residents will have the and Woody Woodward. It came choice to put money from an existing fund to pay off the purchase of a tract of land on Hacker’s Hill. The Casco Board of Selectmen voted, 4-1, to put the question before residents at the annual town meeting in June. The request is for $25,000 to assist with paying off the bank mortgage taken out by Loon By Gail Geraghty Echo Land Trust (LELT) last Staff Writer year when the land deal was To the sunset side of the finalized. The 20-plus-acre parcel has lake they come, year after year. been set aside for public access These working class folks count down the days until they and traditional uses. According to LELT Executive can turn the clock back on Director Carrie Walia, the one- time. Until the sight of those year mortgage will be due July gorgeous fireball-red sunsets over Highland Lake can take 2013. “We are making the request their breath away at the end in time for the budget planning of a long summer day. Until they can spend a week or two process,” Walia said. In addition to the funds raised relaxing once again in their during a two-year period, some- tidy white housekeeping cotone donated $50,000 to build tages nestled in a pine grove, an endowment for continued after spending the day catching maintenance of the property, sunfish on the boat dock or catching rays on the sand with Walia said. “We should have about a good book in hand. Some of the renters at $80,000 total left to raise, but the mortgage is what we are Brookline Cottages on Highland focusing on,” she said. “We are Road in Bridgton have returned asking for a second ‘gift’ from for 50 years or more, dating back to the years after Sam the Town of Casco.” During a town meeting in and Olga Gallinari had the June 2011, residents reached first cottages built in the early an easy consensus, dedi- 1940s. The renters came as cating $75,000 from a Land children, and then they brought Acquisition Fund that had been their children; they forged fast friendships with fellow rentestablished years earlier. ers over the years. Each year HACKER, Page 12A

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despite a last-minute appeal by Police Chief Kevin Schofield, who Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said has “done a level best effort” to eliminate the possibility that derogatory, embarrassing or private comments could be made under photos of persons arrested. Schofield said he’s seen no derogatory comments since mid-November, when the changeover was made in the way the information was presented, so that comments were no longer offered directly under a person’s photo and arrest information. Schofield also said the page has had more administrative oversight by himself and Officer Joshua Muise, who began it in 2011. Anyone found violating the stated rules against posting negative comments has been banned, he said.

Schofield said police receive the most criticism when the public perceives them as withholding information, and the Facebook page has helped greatly in building good community relations by providing information “in as transparent and timely a manner” as possible. He said the page’s open-door policy to comments from the public was one of the reasons he decided to take the chief’s job. It routinely elicits thank you’s from a grateful public, he said. The page had around 3,200 fans in early November, when McHatton first raised public concerns about the mug shots and comments. It now has 3,767 fans. Schofield said arrest information was public information, and “The public has the right to know.” However, he asked

Cottage tradition lives on

“THERE’S ZERO CHANGE HERE” — Joe Gallinari, president of Brookline Cottage Association, addresses the Bridgton Board of Appeals Jan. 24 on his variance request, with the board’s attorney, David Kallin, looking on. His grandparents began renting the housekeeping cottages in the early 1940s. “We have not changed their business model one iota,” Gallinari said. they take comfort in the lack of Bridgton, Brookline’s returning change at Brookline, more pre- renters are happy campers. For cious with the march of time. 73 years running, the familyAnd because of Sam owned continuity of Brookline Gallinari’s forward-planning Cottages is unique in the Lake business model and the com- Region today, when most of mitment of his four grandchil- the other housekeeping cotdren who all live and work in COTTAGE, Page A

the board to vote on the matter, saying, “I don’t want this issue to linger on and become a distraction.” McHatton asked Schofield how many other police departments with Facebook pages provide an arrest log with photos. Schofield said he knew of three others. McHatton asked him why the department felt it needed to post a weekly arrest log when The Bridgton News already does so. Schofield said Facebook’s value as a social media tool lies in how many more people it can reach; when the department posted a link on its page of a story The News ran on the mug shot controversy, that link generated over 2,100 “likes.” Also, he said, “Some people don’t want to read the paper” to get the information; they want

to go directly to the source. Woodward questioned the need for the photos to accompany the arrest information. Schofield said the photos provide just one more assurance that the identity of the person will not be in doubt, especially if that person has a commonly used name. “I do concur with the chief that the paper does not print all” of the information related to police complaints and arrests, Woodward said. Schofield said the controversy generated much debate on the page when it first arose, but had died down after the reformatting until just last week, when one resident, Samantha Irish, posted: “I really hate that the PD does this. Innocent until proven guilty! Does anyone follow up and see if all the people MUGSHOTS, Page 12A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Police are still investigating a fatal two-car accident in front of Hannaford in Bridgton that killed a 61-year-old Windham man on Feb. 6. Bridgton Police Officer Donald “Mac” McCormick said Paul Wilson Wentworth, 1117 Roosevelt Trail, died from chest and head injuries after the 1994 Jeep he was driving was hit broadside at 12:49 p.m., as he was crossing Portland Road from Willett Road to enter Hancock Drive. The Jeep, owned by his son Paul L. Wentworth of Bridgton, ended up in the gulley in front of Hannaford, McCormick said. Wentworth’s Jeep collided with a 2007 Ford F150 pickup traveling on Portland Road from Bridgton headed toward

Naples. According to the police log, the truck is owned and was being operated by a Limington man, whose name police withheld due to the ongoing investigation. McCormick declined comment on whether the driver received any injuries in the crash. “Wentworth was t-boned from the side,” McCormick said. “He died at 8:58 a.m. the next morning,” after being transported to Bridgton Hospital for treatment. McCormick also declined comment on whether either man was wearing a seat belt. McCormick said he began an accident reconstruction at the scene the day after the crash, and the department posted a request on its Facebook page for assistance from the public, FATAL, Page 12A

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Sell or keep Salmon Point campground? (Continued from Page A) funds from the Moose Pond Land Trust. Voters authorized using $525,000 from the fund to buy the campground, and later agreed to taking another $125,000 to create a sewer system. The question is whether that money would need to be returned to the fund if the land was sold. Comprehensive Plan Committee Chairman Bob Wiser said he didn’t believe the town could sell something that had been bought with those funds. “It violates the intent of the use of those funds,” he said. Community Development Committee Chairman Mike Tarantino, however, disagreed. “As long as (the money) goes back into the general fund, it’s fine,” Tarantino said. Selectman Woody Woodward said he believed a sale could

take place, “as long as we keep the beaches.” CDC member Chuck Renneker said legal questions aside, “You still have a whole lot of homework to do” before bringing the question before voters. Renneker suggested asking developers for proposals on what they’d do with the land, prior to the vote. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz disagreed, however, saying the Salmon Point Campground Report “has the salient points to support the sale,” and is sufficient in itself to justify asking residents to take a binding vote on the question. Any more information — as in asking developers for a request for proposals — could “give the impression of a predetermined outcome” prior to the vote, giving the referendum process the appearance of a

“rubber stamp,” he said. In addition, at lease two selectmen — Paul Hoyt and Bob McHatton — have stated that they are opposed to selling the campground. McHatton said the 1987 vote authorizing the town’s purchase of the campground “was the only chance the town had to buy it, otherwise it would have gone to condos.” Berkowitz said any ballot question ought to provide specifics on what the board would do with the money raised from the sale. Hoyt, a summer camper at Salmon Point, questioned the report’s conclusion that the land could sell for $2.3 million. Of the report’s suggestion that the land could be developed with a 30-lot subdivision of $300,000 homes, Hoyt said, “I don’t think that could possibly happen.” CDC member Mark Lopez said that’s why the committee wants the town to seek Requests for Price (RFPs), “because there Rep. Lisa Villa, D-Harrison, will hold public office hours on may be an ever better way” to realize a profitable return on Saturday, Feb. 23, at various locations throughout the area: Ricky’s Diner — 257 Main Street, Bridgton, 9 to 10:30 a.m.  the property. Berkowitz noted Rosie’s — 234 Main Street, Lovell, noon to 1:30 p.m. Market Basket — 50 Main Street, Harrison, 3:30 to 5 p.m. “This session is full of major budget concerns and important public policy initiatives,” said Villa. “This is an informal way for citizens to ask questions or provide feedback in such matters. I By Dawn De Busk encourage folks to stop by to chat.” Staff Writer Villa represents the towns of Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Stow NAPLES — Sometimes, the and Sweden in the Maine House of Representatives. She intends path of least resistance is also to hold office hours on a monthly basis. the most enjoyable. The snow conditions are primed for building a snowman. With children being released from region schools for February break, it’s handy to Tree and Landscape Co., Inc. have a list of fun things to do. LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE Those can range from as low cost as making a snowman, to Lawns, Shrubs, Trees, Patios, Retaining Walls a trip to Shawnee Peak for its Tree Pruning & Removal, Brush Chipping winter carnival. As an education specialMaine Licensed & Insured Arborist ist with Lakes Environmental TIM TOBIN 583-6109 PETE BELL Association (LEA), Mary Jewett visits local schools and takes 4th and 5th grade students on nature hikes. On Tuesday, she said the snow was perfect for building snowmen. Commercial – Residential – Industrial The chairman of the Naples • Electrical Contractor • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Winter Carnival agreed. • Generators • Electrical Supplies “Things kids can do? The Celebrating Gas Heating Systems snow is perfect. They can go 34 years right down to the lake, and of service! build a snowman,” Dan Allen 693-6055 said. On Friday, the postponed 129 Sebago Rd. (Rt. 114), Naples, Maine TF Naples Winter Carnival kicks

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that when the town decided to sell the Town Hall Annex, a condition was placed that the property remain taxable even if occupied by a nonprofit entity. Woodward said he was comfortable with a June vote, saying, “I don’t think this is a brand new idea of selling Salmon Point.” Hoyt, however, said he was “concerned that it’s happening too fast.” The board asked the CDC to research parameters of a possible sale price, and come back with the information at the selectmen’s March 9 meeting. The question would need to be finalized by April 9 in order to meet legal requirements for a town-wide referendum. Referring to an earlier discussion about pursuing federal grant money for sewer system expansion, Waste Water Committee member Glen “Bear” Zaidman said it could be advantageous, in terms of scoring, for the town to have a specific development proposal in mind for the campground. “It FUN IN THE SNOW — Friday’s snowstorm re-blanketed the could be the trigger we need,” Lake Region, and gave area residents a chance to build snowhe said. men. (De Busk Photo)

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off with fireworks. “People love the fireworks. This year, they are on Friday night, which isn’t the best time, but it was the only night that the fireworks company was available,” he said. “That is the big draw, the fireworks. You can’t even find a place to park. It’s like the Fourth of July. It’s a big draw. People love it,” he said, adding, there are not very many fireworks displays for viewing in the wintertime. According to Allen, another major attraction is the Radar Runs, which are scheduled to take place on Long Lake on Saturday. “Lots of people come to watch it rather than race it. It’s a fun sport to watch,” he said. “We get people from all over. They come to Naples for the Radar Runs,” Allen said, adding it worked out well when those snowmobile races were rescheduled from last week’s storm to this weekend. He said because word of mouth has evolved with social media networking; and, people

posted the postponement on FaceBook. In addition, Channel 13, Channel 8, and WPOR radio station (101.9 FM) helped spread the word that the snowstorm had postponed the winter carnival in Naples. Therefore, the annual event will be held the same weekend that local school children start their February vacation. Naples Recreation Director Harvey Price has been putting in hours to prepare the town’s ice rink, which is located next to the American Legion on Route 11. The Family Fun Skate Night is slated for Friday night, from 6 to 9 p.m. However, that event is weather-oriented. If the ice rink is suitable, this event will take place. Price said there will be music emitting from his iPod and hot cocoa will be served to skaters. “I am still going to try to hold the family fun skating night — if the rink will support it,” he said on Tuesday. Right now, the rink is covered with snow, and has “closed” signs posted. Plus, a picnic table is

blocking the rink in an attempt to deter people from venturing out on the rink, Price said. “It is going to be 40 degrees every day. I have the rink closed. I didn’t remove the snow. I am hoping the snow will melt in lieu of ice underneath,” he said. Price hopes the low nighttime temperatures will help with his battle for near perfect ice by Friday. “When you are dealing with the weather, it is a crap shoot,” he said. The trail system, which starts behind the Plummer Fields in Naples, has been gifted with snow and groomed. “They are grooming tonight so things will be groomed this week,” Allen said on Tuesday. Snowmobiles are not the only mode of transportation on the trail system that runs through JugTown. “I see a lot of cross-country skiers on that side of town,” Allen said. For people who have had enough of battling the weather, there are indoor activities to FUN, Page A


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Family-run housekeeping cottage tradition lives on had fond memories of growing up there,” said Joe. He remembers many summers picking up pinecones, changing propane tanks and bailing out the Alumacraft fishing boats that replaced his grandparents’ old wooden fishing boats in 1963. He also remembers the thrill of swimming out to the mammoth rock located 75 feet offshore, where he could stand up upon arrival and “Look like you’re walking on water.” Protecting the legacy Keeping Brookline’s business model intact hasn’t always been easy, and has required Gallinari to step up publicly (or dig in legally) to preserve the business as it exists. Around three years ago, several of Joe’s cousins decided to sell five cottages in the association, which left some renters nervous and others in an uproar. “That was an all-summer thing for me legally,” he said, with some scheduling nightmares, but ultimately was resolved in negotiations so that the association remained intact with eight remaining cottages. The cousins didn’t have the emotional ties to Brookline that the Gallinari siblings have, he said, so selling the cottages made more sense. The most serious threats to the Brookline way of life, however, arose after the adoption of Shoreland Zoning in Bridgton in the early 1970s. Gallinari said he joined a Mooring Committee when a proposal arose to restrict the use of boats on Highland Lake by requiring 25 feet of frontage for each mooring. The proposal failed, but for a time Gallinari said, “I was beside myself,” thinking of the negative prospect of not allowing each cottage renter to have their own boat. At that time, there were 12 cottages, and “12 little red buoys out there,” one for each camper. “I didn’t have any ax to grind, but I’m looking out for Brookline. We’ve been on Highland Lake since 1939, and we want to continue to offer this, doing what we’ve always done.” He also advocated against another proposal, which also failed, that would have banned the use of jet AFFORDABLE:

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skis on Highland Lake. Bad for business, he said of the powercraft ban — adding, “How many businesses can you name that have been around as long as Brookline?” The latest challenge As anyone with shorefront property in Maine knows, it takes persistence, research and effort to win the blessing of the Department of Environmental Protection to change a square inch of shoreline — as Gallanari found out 20 years ago when he went through the permitting process to repair the concrete walls of Brookline’s shoreline. His efforts filled two thick file folders. Holding up yet a third hefty file folder, Gallinari talked recently of the most recent — and most serious — challenge to way of life at Brookline, one that he was prepared to take to the Maine Supreme Court, if necessary. It was a request for a variance from the Bridgton Board of Appeals, which was granted Jan. 24 with help from the board’s attorney, David Kallin of the Portland law firm of Drummond Woodsum. Kallin drew up findings of fact that affirmed, in essence, that a variance wasn’t needed to split off the common 42’x42’ boat launch from the main “cottage” owned by Joe’s father, Paul Gallinari. Paul has a potential buyer for the modernized, year-round home, and the lot it is located on includes the boat launch. A new owner of the property would be a member of the association, just like the Gallinari siblings; but if the boat launch remained part of the property, that new owner would not want the liability of having renters accessing a boat launch on their lot, Gallinari explained. “Nothing is ever a problem when it is family-owned,” Gallinari said. Looking ahead to a day when one or more of the grandchildren might want to sell their interest in Brookline, Sam and Olga drew up careful deed descriptions for each cottage that delineated two common areas; the playground and swim-

QUINTESSENTIAL MAINE — The screened-in porches, stone fireplaces and picnic tables at Brookline Cottages on Highland Lake are all part of the lure that keeps generations of renters coming back year after year. ming beach. But they neglected the third common area, the boat launch. Back in the day, he said, the rule was unwritten yet clear: “They decided where the boats went, and we all lived by it.” Fast forward to the appeal, which began in December and was tabled in order to receive the legal advice. Gallinari appreciates the extra time and care with which the board, as well as Code Enforcement Officer Robby Baker and Administrative Assistant Georgiann Fleck, considered his request. “I think the board did what they could for us, absolutely,” he said. “It would have been a very, very big deal had we not been allowed to continue.” Under the approval, the boat area will be commonly owned by the nine members of the association, who will all have rights to it and, by extension, their renters. Gallinari is grateful the town granted the appeal, noting that denials are much more common, given the state’s strict require-

ments for proving “undue hardship” would otherwise occur. He said he was especially impressed that in attendance at the hearings was Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s director of planning, economic and community development. To him, Krieg’s presence indicated that Bridgton wants to facilitate the continuing success of local businesses if possible within state and local zoning laws. Progress doesn’t require change, and in Brookline’s case is a negative, although the family accommodates renters’ modern requests, like Internet access. They invested good money on their website, www.galinarisbrooklinecottages.com, which includes an availability page that shows solid bookings for all but a few weeks for all cottages this summer. Perhaps their testimonials page best states Gallinari’s case for Brookline’s need to remain

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as unchanged as it can. Longtime renter Russ Hahn of Rhode Island and Florida has returned to Brookside for 52 summers; 40 years ago, he built and planted a perennial garden beside the cottage he rents, “adding to it each year.” Chris’s parents started coming to Brookline when he was eight, and now he’s been coming for 20 years with his own family. He describes Brookline as a “wonderful, friendly, peaceful cluster of cottages,” where “Generations of families continue to come every year, where the kids can be kids, the adults can be lazy and the days are unhurried and amazingly relaxing.” Chris ends by saying, “I can only hope that my boys Alex and Evan continue the tradition, and bring their families to this wonderful spot in Maine. Definitely, the best kept secret in Bridgton!!”

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tage businesses — like Stone’s, Kramer’s, Taylortown and Adams Cottages, are no more, with each cottage sold off to private owners. Brookline’s eight cottage units (most are cottages, but there is one mobile home and two year-round homes) are all owned by Gallinari’s grandchildren, and all are rented under the bylaws, rules and regulations of the Brookline Cottage Homeowners Association. Time moves on “Time moves on, these things slowly break up, and our time will come,” said Joe Gallinari, 47, association president. Even though he and his brothers Tony and Paul Mark Gallinari, and sister Debra Dutton all have busy lives and careers (Joe is owner of J.P. Gallinari Electric, his brothers are in construction and his sister is Registrar at Bridgton Academy), the siblings are still actively running the cottages as an renters’ association. Olga managed all the cottage bookings for many years (and raked the beach each morning, among countless other tasks), until Debra and Joe’s wife Arlene took over and created a master schedule. Much communication back and forth among the siblings allows them to juggle renters’ preferences on what weeks will work best with which cottage. “I think how we were raised helps,” Gallinari said, citing a strong family work ethic tracing back to his great-grandfather, Tony Gallinari. It was the elder Tony who, in 1938, told his son Sam about all the trees on the land just past the Dugway Road that were blown down by the Great New England Hurricane that year. Back then, wood, not shorefront, meant money, and Sam, who then owned a bar on Main Street, had heard from customers that people were having trouble finding a place to stay that was close to downtown. So Sam took his father’s advice, and in 1939 he bought the property, once a camp for underprivileged children of Brookline, Mass. He replaced the summer camp’s tent platforms with cottages, each one unique, with screened-in porches and fireplaces, and bought adjacent property over time to spread out. The camp’s main lodge, on the water, became Sam and Olga’s home after it was winterized in 1963, and is now owned by Joe’s father, Paul A. Gallinari. The cottages are arranged around a circular driveway on Gallinari Way, with a play area in the middle and two other common areas, one a sandy swimming beach and the other a boat launch space with a dock for fishing and boating. Other than upbringing, the other reason the grandchildren want to continue renting housekeeping cottages is that “We all


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Bridgton snippets: Fire chief retires; block windfall By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Tim Cook retires The Bridgton Fire Department’s #2 man, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Cook, has retired, leaving a big hole in the top ranks of the 60-member department. Fire Chief Glen Garland said he plans to meet this week with the three district chiefs to discuss a possible restructuring of administrative responsibilities, which may involve having fewer chiefs. Any changes in the leadership structure would need to be voted on by the entire department, he said. In his manager’s notes at Tuesday’s selectmen meeting, Town Manager Mitch

Berkowitz said Cook “notified the town that he has decided to retire.” He and Garland accepted Cook’s decision effective Feb. 1. Big bad tree, bad for business It looks like Bridgton House of Pizza Manager Spyro Hronarakis will get his wish: the sidewalk tree in front of his 256 Main Street restaurant will be cut down, the board unanimously agreed Tuesday. But he’ll have to wait until May, when the work can be done as part of downtown improvements planned for the Depot Street area. Hronarakis wrote Board Chairman Paul Hoyt, saying the tree blocks his signage from upper Main Street

and “serves as a competitive disadvantage.” Public Works Director Jim Kidder said he has money in his tree removal budget (It will cost around $200, plus stump removal), and that the 256 Main Street tree is starting to die anyway. Another tree, also in decline, had to be removed in front of Ricky’s Diner, Kidder said, adding, “All the trees will eventually have to be replaced.” Board member Bob McHatton said of the trees, planted decades ago as part of downtown sidewalk renovations, “They should never have been put in, in the first place.” Safety issues are created from underground power lines, the narrowness of the sidewalks

and maneuvering difficulties for sidewalk snow plowing. Kidder said a removable planter could be installed in place of the tree. $40,000 CDBG windfall Anne Krieg, director of planning, economic and community development, said she discovered around $40,000 in unspent Community Development Block Grant Funds in going over allotments from prior years. She said she’ll need to talk to CDBG officials for specifics on how the money will be able to be used by the town. Grant applications are due this Friday, Feb. 15, from local organizations, nonprofits and businesses seeking around $100,000 in CDBG grant funds for vari-

ous downtown improvements. A citizen committee will again be reconvened to review applications. She also gave an update on her grant pursuits, saying she met with the Northeast Director of the Economic Development Administration to talk about grant funds available to expand the town’s sewer system. It’s important to identify a probable user for an expanded system in order for Bridgton to be competitive in the grant process, she said. “There is a lot of staff time being dedicated to grants,” she said. Thanks, but no thanks, for the raise After Selectman Doug Taft discovered last month that,

unbeknownst to him, he’d been given a raise in his selectman’s stipend — he’s receiving $1,000 a year instead of $500 — he brought it to the board’s attention. It turned out that all of the board members received an extra $500, but no one, not even on the Budget Committee, was aware of it — buried as it was in the so-called “Big Book” or master budget that serves as the only source for identifying each individual expenditure. Since it seemed to Taft and the other board members that a board raise should have been listed as a separate warrant item, the board voted to return the money. “It belongs on the ballot,” Taft said.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The property overlooks Route 11, and the lot is too small to construct a family home. Last summer, the Casco Fire Department conducted a burn training and removed the unsightly structure that stood on the lot. Prior to that, the town acquired the land through a property tax lien. Now, a resident living on the Webb’s Mills Village line has offered the town $500 for this parcel, which abuts her

land. The offer includes taking financial responsibility for the removal of a dangerous, deadstanding tree. The Casco Board of Selectmen recently provided its counter-offer: $1,500 with code-enforcement conditions recommended. The vote was unanimous during that Feb. 5 meeting. Next, the town will send a letter “indicating the board’s counter-offer and see where it goes there,” according to Town Manager Dave Morton. The board also voted in favor

of the town treasurer supplying a quitclaim deed — if the abutter, Debra Riendeau, accepted the real estate deal. Although board members expressed interest in the first offer of $500 combined with a tree removal agreement, Selectman Ray Grant suggested the town try to get more money for the land. “I don’t think $500 is enough. We should sell it for $1,500; and if that is too much, we should put it out to bid,” Grant said. Selectman Paul Edes

responded, saying that parcel might not perk the interest of many people as much as it does the person who owns the abutting property. He said $1,000 was a reasonable request. Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes said, “We should get a range of prices. Ray said $1,500. Paul said $1,000, and the abutting neighbor offered $500.” Morton described the property. “It is in the Village District and has required setbacks. Mrs. Riendeau’s property is outside

of the district,” he said. “There is no usable septic system; and ability of the lot to have septic system is unknown. The tree must be removed. The ability to locate a camper on the property is uncertain. It could physically fit on lot, but what are the set-

backs,” “Could a building fit on the lot? Yes, it could. It would be small and odd-shaped because of setbacks,” Morton said. Probably nothing bigger than a 10’x10’ shed would be suitable on the parcel, he said.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO— Local elected officials agreed Libby Road earned the right to be on the top of the town’s road repair list. To prove the point, the Casco Board of Selectmen decided that the most effective way to approach Libby Road upgrades is to throw all the eggs in one basket. By spring, people who travel on Libby Road should be seeing the impact of a combined bud-

get from what is usually spent on paving plus road improvements. According to Town Manager Dave Morton, “What the board elected to do is it is going to apply all the funds into Capital Reconstruction Account.” However, the board found it more difficult to decide at which end road upgrades should begin. “You will probably get the least amount of argument if we start at the Quaker Ridge Road

end, but the greatest amount of erosion is on the opposite end,” Morton said. For selectmen, of greater debate was how many years the project should take to complete. That time span discussion centered on whether to allocate all money usually spent on roads, or to spread infrastructure funds and elongate the time it took to finish Libby Road. “Clearly, it is a project that will take multiple years to finish. Also, it is a project that if

we put it off, it will cost more to repair the road,” Morton told the board during a meeting on Feb. 5. He explained why Libby Road has landed so high on the town’s most-in-need-of-repair list. “There is a lot of traffic there. Some sections of the road need a greater deal of rehabilitation than others,” he said. “Libby Road is one the worse roads in Casco when road conditions and volume of traffic are factored in.” He added, “Libby Road needs drainage. It needs culverts. In some sections, the road needs to be lifted. Some hills have huge erosion issues.” REPAIR, Page A

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Bridgton Police blotter These items appear on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, Feb. 5 12:15 p.m. Responding to a single-vehicle rollover on Green Street involving a 2003 Dodge Dakota, police charged Mark S. Bradbury, 30, of Bridgton with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and operating after habitual offender revocation by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. Mr. Bradbury was released on personal recognizance. 9:39 p.m. A 2003 Audi, BIG AIR BAG is the newest attraction at Shawnee Peak Ski Area. “We’re always looking at owned by Jeremy Stevens of ways to make improvements on the mountain to keep it fresh in order to attract new custom- Harrison, was backed into by ers,” said resort Marketing and Sales Director Rachel Wilkinson. an unknown vehicle while

Here’s safe way to catch big air similar in nature to the devices used in the world of professional stunts.” But you don’t have to be a professional to have fun with Shawnee Peak’s latest attraction: skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels are being invited to partake in to this new feature. Take Rachel Wilkinson, director of Marketing and Sales

Libby Road repair (Continued from Page A) Also, the history of the road repairs comes into play. Morton said Libby Road was last upgraded about three years ago; and to put off bettering the work that was done then would only degrade the conditions of the road. Selectman Grant Plummer was the first to suggest all money typically spent on road should be pooled together so the local travel-along gets done sooner. At the time, the selectmen had been previewing the town’s budget as part of their workshop. So, Grant asked about using another account earmarked for road upkeep. “Should we consider using money from paving? Should we do it in phases?” he said. Morton talked about the counter-balance of such an approach. “Certainly, if we take money from paving, we will get more of the road done. But, we will get less paving done,” he said. Libby Road has been on citizen’s radar for some time now. Grant expressed concern if the road-rebuild project took too long. “Are we going to stick with Libby Road, or will we do it again and again?” Plummer asked. “If we address it now, it will be a better value,” Morton responded. The money for Libby Road won’t really be set aside until after town meeting in June. Even if the money is allocated, the road project faces other logistics as well as an engineering plan. “One of the biggest challenges is that we don’t have a place to run the water. In some places, the water just sits on the road. I’ve talked to folks from Thomas Pond shore road. We have talked about water run-off,” Morton said. “We’ve agreed to meet in the spring time. They will have to agree to granting easements.” Spring is also the timeline for the completion of repairs to Point Sebago Road. That road has been on the list since last summer, but not having utility poles moved slowed that process. Morton said he recently talked to people from the public utilities commission. He told them that the town was going to begin construction as soon as frost left the ground. The representative said the company would have the utilities moved before that time. However, Morton said he requested a written confirmation that it would be done. “It looks like that might be moving forward,” Morton said.

at Shawnee Peak, and one of the air bags first testers. “When you hit the kicker, it’s unlike any experience you’ll ever have,” said Wilkinson. “It’s such a great time, there is no other way to explain it.” It might be the first year for Shawnee Peak’s Big Air Bag, but it is already pulling a wave of new customers up to their Bridgton, Maine home. In fact, it’s become so popular that the ski resort now sells season passes for the jump, along with their typical day rates. While people have taken the trek to Shawnee Peak just to use the bag, the appeal of the jump has created a ripple effect of curiosity across the park, including to people who previously might have just focused on alpine skiing. “We hear ‘oohhs’ and ‘aahhs’ from people inside the lodge who are watching other riders soaring off the jump,” said Wilkinson. “It’s one thing to explain the concept of it, but it’s a completely different thing to see it in action.” Wilkinson says many of the regular customers have taken a

huge interest in the bag as both a viewer and a participant. “We’re always looking at ways to make improvements on the mountain, to keep it fresh in order to attract new customers,” Wilkinson continued. “We saw it one day and thought that it would be a really good idea that would interest a large range of people.” Because the Big Air Bag amounts to an additional cost on top of regular day pass rates ($12 for two jumps, $15 for unlimited), the mountain can monitor the progress of the use of the Big Air Bag. Shawnee Peak is a business partner with the Green Alliance, a local green business union that specializes in promoting local businesses who are environmentally conscious, and also offers a wide variety of discounted green products and services to their card-carrying members. All card-carrying members of the Green Alliance receive great deals at Shawnee Peak, including 20% off their lift ticket. Find the Big Air Bag’s operating hours and cost rates at shawneepeak.com

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parked at the Black Horse Tavern. Wednesday, Feb. 6 12:47 a.m. Trent M. Elam, 21, of Conway, N.H. was summonsed for operating a motor vehicle without a license by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky following a stop on North High Street. 12:49 p.m. Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Portland Road. The drivers were identified as Christopher A. Clark of Limington, operating a 2007 Ford F-150, and Paul W. Wentworth of Windham, operating a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 3:37 p.m. Katherine Allen of Naples informed police that her vehicle was struck in the Hannaford parking lot, and the driver of the vehicle had left a note on her 2004 Buick LeSabre. 8:45 p.m. Dominique M. Careddu, 31, of West Newfield was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese following a stop on Portland Road. Ms. Careddu was released on personal recognizance. Thursday, Feb. 7 8:50 a.m. No injuries were reported following a twovehicle accident on Portland Road, near Raspberry Lane. The drivers were identified as Jane E. Croteau of Naples, operating a 2003 BMW, and George A. Hill of Sweden, operating a 1994 Ford Ranger. 8:57 a.m. Police investigated a harassment complaint at a Robinson Way residence. 4:04 p.m. Police were asked to look for a 16-year-old girl, who was scheduled for a med-

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Illusionist show rescheduled for February 29 tion, charisma, and tireless practice and work, George Saterial has achieved arguably magic’s greatest feat. George has become the first and only magician in the world to receive magic’s highest and most coveted honors, the Gold Medal of Excellence, from the industry’s foremost associations — The International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. It’s rare that either award is given — in nearly 20 years they have been granted a combined total of only seven times. George was awarded both honors in the same year. The award-winning routine is entitled “Timeless Magic,” as time literally seems to stand still when this classically inspired piece is set in motion. Set at the spellbinding hour of midnight, George uses an impressive grandfather clock as the act’s centerpiece. Like clockwork, candles, handkerchiefs, and even doves magically appear and disappear. Simultaneously, the inner workings of the timepiece are incorporated into

the illusion, right down to the clock’s sphere and pendulum. Most importantly, it’s George’s endearing smile, playful, charming (and even a bit flirtatious) persona, and unparalleled magical talent and skill that win audiences over. From the stages of Broadway in New York to New Zealand’s renowned Regent Theatre, George has traveled five continents performing “Timeless Magic” along with the rest of his extensive repertoire of stage, close-up and roving magic. He has conquered nearly every possible venue including theater, television, film, music videos, cruise ships, corporate special events, and has even performed on ice at a six-thousand-seat arena. George has also entertained an impressive list of celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, and Tony Randall, just to name a few. Most recently, George’s travels led him to another tremendous honor. He was among the few magicians selected to compete at the World Congress of Magic in Lisbon, Portugal.

George placed as a top finalist at this very prestigious international event, which is only conducted every three years. This marked the second time George was a featured performer at this conference. In addition to George’s onstage accolades, his peers have also recognized him as one of the best dove acts in the business. He regularly performs at the industry’s most respected magic conventions, and is asked to give lectures on the awardwinning techniques that have made his act so successful. In a word, it’s gestalt that is needed to become one of magic’s most highly acclaimed professionals; the harmonious merger of theatrical, technical, and creative abilities, coupled with an enduring love for magic and entertaining. And thankfully for audiences and the magic community as a whole, that’s exactly what George Saterial’s truly timeless magic is all about. For more information about George Saterial please visit http://saterial.com

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WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House will hold a Community Potluck Supper on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. The Community House is located in Waterford Flat 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 Meg Wheeler and Karen O’Brian. Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.

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SOUTH PARIS — “Deer Ecology, Habitat Management and Food Plots” will be the topic of the 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 meeting of the western Maine chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Representatives from the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the Maine Forest Service and the Quality Deer Management Association will speak on a variety of subjects related to managing deer on small woodlots. The meeting, set for Room E118, is co-sponsored with the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information, contact Michele Windsor at 743-5789, ext. 101. The meeting is free and open to anyone.

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FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues their family entertainment series with two performances of the amazing magician illusionist George Saterial on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 and 7 p.m. This show was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, but was cancelled due to the snowstorm. All tickets purchased for the Feb. 9 performance can be turned in for new tickets to the Feb. 23 performance. Tickets are $4 for children, $8 for adults and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. What does it take to become magic’s only two-time Gold Medal champion? Only one magician has ever successfully discovered the answer: George Saterial. By merging a truly original concept with classic style, an obsession with perfec-


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Met Opera series continues at PAC FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues its Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2012-13 season with Parsifal on Saturday, March 2, from 12 to 5:40 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors (65-plus) and $18 for students and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Plan to come early and have lunch in the Eastman Performing Art Center’s beautiful lobby. Beginning at 11 a.m., Lake Region Caterers will be offering a unique variety of fresh sandwiches and hearty soups as well as delicious desserts and other tasty

snacks, both sweet and salty. Reservations are requested in advance. You may contact Lake Region Caterers directly at 7873327 or lrcjv@fairpoint.net Also, the Fryeburg Academy Opera Lecture Series continues this season on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss Parsifal. This series, designed to help operagoers prepare for each of the Met Operas, is led by Fryeburg Academy’s own opera enthusiast Joe DeVito. Join Joe as he summarizes the plot, introduces the music, shares some reviews and gives an interpretive view of the upcoming Met simulcast. All are welcome. No previous opera knowledge is needed. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For more information, call the box office at 935-9232. Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title char-

acter in Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by noted film and opera director François Girard in his Met debut. “Parsifal is not just an opera — it’s a mission. At the end of his life, Wagner was trying to reconcile all the aspects of his spirituality. It’s a sacred piece in the history of music,” Girard said. The cast also features Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, the mystical woman who tempts Parsifal; Peter Mattei in his role debut as Amfortas, king of the Knights of the Holy Grail; René Pape in one of his greatest roles, the wise old knight Gurnemanz; and Evgeny Nikitin as the magician Klingsor. Approximate running time: 320 minutes. For more information about THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S PARSIFAL can be seen at the Met Live in HD, visit www. the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg on Saturday, March 2 beginning at noon. metoperafamily.org

Cupcake Battle begins this Saturday at 1 p.m. NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Mount Washington Valley Promotions will host their third annual Cupcake Battle on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Settlers’ Annex (next to Staples) in North Conway, N.H. Up to 30 bakers from throughout the area will participate in this event, which will offer prizes in three categories; home bakers, professional bakers and child bakers (12 and under). Doors will open to guests from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Each baker will supply 250 miniature cupcakes of the same

Let them eat cupcakes! Beth Carta-Dolan defends her title at the third annual Cupcake Battle on Saturday, Feb. 16.

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flavor (and oh, the flavors). The winner will be determined by a vote of those in attendance. Each $10 ticket will also be a ballot. Guests will sample a cupcake from each participant, then drop their ticket segments in a ballot box for the cupcake baker they believe to be best in each category. Votes will be collected and counted from 4 to 4:30 p.m.; the winner will be announced at around 4:30 p.m.

Only 250 tickets are available and they are selling quickly. This is a fundraising event for Mount Washington Valley Promotions, and all money raised will be used to continue its mission of promoting the nonprofit organizations of the Mount Washington Valley. Any questions should be directed to Lisa DuFault at 603-374-6241 or e-mailed to valleypromotions@gmail.com

Second Annual Snowfest Saturday The Loon Echo Land Trust is holding its Second Annual Snowfest on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Five Fields Farm on Route 107 in South Bridgton. The outdoor celebration will include a 10K cross country ski race at 9 a.m., a 5K race at 9:15 a.m., and a youth snowshoe fun run at 10:15 a.m., Races are casual and suitable for all levels. Come for one or all of the events, or simply enjoy the trails and preserve at your own pace. The fee — $10 for adults, $5 for children 17 and under — will include trail passes, food and prizes. Bring your own equipment; rentals are available on site if needed. The course will follow the groomed trails that loop through both the apple orchard and the more challenging section of Bald Pate Mountain preserve.


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Due to fire ‘Taste of Lovell’ is rescheduled for Feb. 24

Veteran of the Month Rodney H. McAllister is the Veteran of the Month at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. Rodney was born in Lovell. He grew up in Lovell, Fryeburg and Bethel. He joined the Army on Feb. 20, 1951 and was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C. during the Korean War. During that time, Rodney worked in the 540th Field Artillery. He was trained to fight on foot. Rodney achieved the rank of PFC. In 1953, he was discharged. Rodney married the “love of his life,” Lelia Swan, on Aug. 31, 1957. He enjoys carpentry and whittling — carving small pieces of wood. Rodney built his own home in Bethel. Rodney enjoyed vacation trips to Nova Scotia, loves

Rodney H. McAllister to read Beetle Bailey comics, ballroom dancing, music, children and animals (especially dogs.) He has a great sense of humor. Rodney came to the Maine Veterans’ Home in December 2009. Thank you, Rodney for your service.

Service notes Air Force Airman Mark L. Hayes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hayes is the son of Mark and Joy Hayes of East Parsonsfield. He is a 2011 graduate of Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram.

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The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library cancelled the 13th annual “A Taste of Lovell” because of the fire that leveled the historic building across the street Feb. 9, the day before the event was to have been held. It was hard for anyone to bake the day before, because of no power, so the event has been moved to Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. For those who did bake, the library apologizes for the inconvenience. As this is one of the most popular events held by the library, it’s hoped everyone will join their neighbors and friends for a good time on Feb. 24. The library is also presenting a special Garden Group Program on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. Nick Nataluk, owner of Fieldstone Landscaping Inc., will be the guest speaker. After earning a bachelor of science degree in Horticulture from the University of Maine in Orono, he formed his own landscaping company. Nataluk likes to take a space and create a unique living area for the owner. He not only designs but also builds and maintains the finished product. For those who would like to view some of Nick’s work, this program is open to anyone. The garden group meets at noon, having a brief gardening discussion while having lunch. Anyone interested can join the group then as well. The Kezar Trailbreakers will be holding their Poker Rally on Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration will be held at Norris Bennett’s garage, at the corner of Knights Hill Road and Route 93, from 8 a.m. to noon. Each hand of cards which is dealt out at each stop on the route will cost $5. The best hand wins. Also, at the garage there will be raffle

The importance of eating local The Lakeside Garden Club Waterford’s Green Roots Farm at 214 Main Street. The talk has will host a talk on “Why Eat on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at been rescheduled from Feb. 9 Local” by Samantha Stevens of the Bridgton Methodist Church due to the storm.   Samantha, her fiancé and their family, practice sustainable marFeaturing fresh Seafood ket farming on a one-acre garden. Samantha’s love of cooking and and succulent Prime Rib. eating “real” food (most of which Try our… they produce on the farm) has become a new passion and a new way of life. She’ll talk about the $ importance of eating local and becoming aware of the impact on 377 Roosevelt Trail (Fried Haddock, Clams, Shrimp, Scallops) the local economy and the planet. Naples, Maine Includes french fries The public is welcome; there will 207-693-1190 and cole slaw. be a club business meeting after OPEN 7 DAYS Join us Valentine’s Day! Mon.–Sat. 4 P.M., Sun. 11:30 A.M. the presentation.

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Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 ehurst3@yahoo.com and prizes and the usual staple of life, food. From what I can see, there should be plenty of snow left for the year. If 60 riders took part last year without snow, think of what can be done with snow. The town of Sweden will be celebrating their bicentennial this year, 200 years since they separated from the town of Lovell. To start off the celebration of two centuries on their own, on Saturday, Feb. 23, the Sweden Historical Society will hold a supper of 19th Century Maine fare of baked beans, meats and sausages, root vegetable dishes, winter squash, corn bread or brown bread, pies, cider, green tea and coffee at the Sweden Town Meeting House at 5 p.m. The price of the supper is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under. During the evening, there will be historical town documents and other interesting memorabilia for viewing. Anyone who would like to help out can contact the Lymans at 647-3970. The John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby for the area children will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Heald Pond off Slab City Road in Lovell from 10 a.m. to noon. This winter event is one of the most popular for the children, gaining in numbers every year. 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. The rule of the day is dress warm and be ready to fish. The Lovell Lions Club will be holding the 4th annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17. Contestants can fish in any lake or pond (over 100 acres) in Oxford County

from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for both days; 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 and fish overall. There will be prizes for kids 12 and under with the grand prize of $50. Weigh-in of caught fish will start at the Grange Hall at 4 p.m. sharp each day. Organizers of the derby would like to remind all taking part to please be cautious and be careful on the ice at all times. The United Church of Christ Thrift Shop is holding a dollar a bag sale through the month of February. Great items for all to see — come take a look and stuff that bag.

In ‘The News’: Neighbors helping Neighbors

Benefit supper and dance in Harrison HARRISON — A benefit dinner, auction and dance will be held at the Harrison VFW Hall in support of Pamela Graffius on Saturday, Feb. 23. Pam, who is from Casco, is an administrative assistant at NAHGA, Inc. Claim Services/The Chalmers Group in Bridgton. She was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2012. Pam has long been involved with community outreach, volunteering many hours at her local food pantry. At the benefit, Pam’s coworkers at NAHGA/Chalmers will be providing a pasta dinner ($7 per person) with homemade desserts from 5 to 7 p.m. A silent auction and BYOB dance ($10 admission) with music by the Brewins will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. This benefit will help support the Graffius family through difficult times. Money raised will go to Pam’s medical bills. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Vicky Phillips at vickyp@nahgaclaims.com or 515-2052.


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It’s nice to be back, will try to keep up First of all, I’m glad to be back doing my column. I’m sorry to have let some people down when they needed information put in the paper. I will try my best to keep up this time. So if you need anything put in the paper, let me know at the number or e-mail above. Don’t forget that the CrossWalk Community Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen is held on the first and third Mondays at the Town of Naples Gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you need a hot meal or friends to talk to, or both, please feel free to come in. While there you can get some groceries as well, providing you meet the guidelines. If you have some free time, I’m sure they could use extra hands to help. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lake Luncheon Group will meet at Ruby Slippers Café and Bakery in Harrison on Friday, March 22 at noon. Orders will be made from the menu; let Martha Pinkham know by March 15 if you are going. Also, it’s time to pay the $5 dues; Marie Delisle is collecting this money. Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope to see you in March. Condolences go out to the

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-4016 chicomomma33@gmail.com family of Caroline Tenny Glasgow, who fought valiantly with her illness. She graduated from Casco High, and her parents Gertie and Franklin along with family and friends will miss her greatly. Condolences as well to the family of Chris Larson Sr. He was another good man that lost his life too early. I have known him for most of my life, as well as his mom Jennie. His family and friends will miss him greatly. Condolences also to the family of Charlie Swanson. He was a quaint little man with plenty of smiles for everyone. He was the sweetest. He will be sadly missed by friends and family. Condolences to the family of Edna Lord. She was 105 — what a wonderfully long life she had. Can you imagine

all the differences she lived through. She was a teacher as well as mother. She was liked by her students and would have kept teaching forever if she could have. She will be missed by her friends and family. If my mom and dad were alive, they would both have turned 100 this year. I would like to grow that old as long as I could be well, with my mind intact to still read, do crossword puzzles and be able to carry on a good conversation, play POGO and watch my Red Sox. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. I hope you get big boxes of candy, flowers and dinner out. Congratulations to Tonya Harris and Lane Grant of Naples. The stork brought them a bundle of joy, Weifer D. Grant, on Jan. 21.

Harrison Youth & Family Ice Fishing Derby Feb. 23

HARRISON — Once again, Western Maine Fish & Game, in partnership with Harrison Parks and Recreation, is sponsoring Harrison’s Youth & Family Ice Fishing Derby, a day of fun fishing and education for youth on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Long Lake. Registration is at the Harrison Town Hall until Feb. 22 and at the Harrison Boat Launch on the day of the derby. There are three age categories (0-10, 11-15 and 16+),

and each category winner will receive a prize and a chance to win a Youth Lifetime Fishing License. All contestants also have the option to have an ice fishing demonstration and instructions. The first 100 children registered, ages 0-15, will also receive a tip up. Registered Maine guides and volunteers from the community will have pre-drilled holes in the sanctioned area, and live bait will be available. Hot chocolate and s’mores

Area events (Continued from Page A) Melby’s Market on Route 35.) The menu will be turkey and all the fixings, potato, stuffing, vegetables, bread, drink and of course a slice of homemade pie. The fee is $8 for adults and children $4, and they will start serving at 5 p.m. The February meeting for the Waterford World’s Fair has been moved to Sunday, Feb. 17 at the town office, starting at 2 p.m.

will be available over an outdoor fire, and there’ll be hot dogs and hamburgers off the grill. A number of raffles will be available for $1 a ticket, offering items such as a cord of wood, propane, gift certificates and more. Tickets are $2 each, five for $3, or seven for $10. Announcement of raffle and derby winners will take place at 4 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. For details, visit www.harrisonmaine.org or call Recreation Director Paula Holt at 583-2241; her e-mail is pholt@harrisonmaine.org. You may also call Joe Jack at 7301288.

Russ Haggett Memorial Race

The Russ Haggett Memorial Race, sponsored by Down East Ski Club and Shawnee Peak, will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. A $10 registration supports the Russ Haggett Scholarship. There’ll be T-shirts for the first 75 registrants, and all net term proceeds go to support two $1,000 scholarships for two Lake Region High School seniors. Register online at www.downeastskiclub.com or at the Shawnee Peak base lodge from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The race is at 11 a.m., and awards and door prizes are at 2:30 p.m.

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LR Project Graduation fundraiser Drop in and see the latest on Thursday, March 7. Appetizers will be donated by Silpada jewelry designs and The event will take place at Larry and Susan Morton. help support Lake Region High the Villageside Restaurant (Route If you are unable to attend School Project Graduation 2013 302 in Naples) from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening, have no fear! You can order online anytime. Go to www.mysilpada.com/vanessa. jones and choose Lake Region Project Grad as the “hostess” at the checkout screen. Stephan J.J. Kobos of Lawrence, Mass., and Tobi J. For more information, call Crosby of South Paris have a girl, Persephone Johanna Connie Eldridge at 831-0890. Crosby-Kobos, born Feb. 5, 2013 at Stephens Memorial

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Hospital in Norway. Persephone weighed nine pounds, four ounces. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Vicki Crosby of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Stephan J. Kobos of Lawrence, Mass. and Christine Petralia of North Andover, Mass. Rebecca Harmon and James J. Proctor of Bridgton have a boy, James Joseph Proctor Jr., born Feb. 2, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. James weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces. Maternal grandparents are John and JoAnn Harmon of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Jamie and Loretta Proctor of Poland. Tearah L. Cunnington and Tyler S. Durgin of Bethel have a girl, Sakari Isabella Durgin, born Feb. 5, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Sakari weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces and joins brothers Caleb Cunnington, 8, and Noah Cunnington, 5. Maternal grandparents are Janet Corriveau of Bethel and Bradley Stone of North Stratford, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Becky Cross of Bridgton and Scot Durgin of Bridgton.

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RAYMOND — A Free Community Meal will be served on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road (off Route 85, near Crescent Lake). The menu is Swedish meatballs, casseroles, salads and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style. The meal is open to the surrounding communities. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 655-5058.

FOOD DRIVE — People are encouraged to do community service on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which was in January. This inspired Mrs. Harmon’s second grade class at Sebago Elementary School to do something nice for their community. They decided to collect 100 cans of food for the Sebago Food Pantry. Wednesday, Feb. 13 was the 100th day of school! So far the class has collected 113 items for the Sebago Food Pantry! Way to go, Second Grade! Pictured are: (front) Cameron Guimond; (back row) John Tarantino, Riley Wheeler, Atticus Amesbury, Joseph Nason, Wyatt Linscott, Paige Phillips, Jullian Wilson, Justin Seal, Landen Emery, Logan Buchanan and Logan Allen. (Photo by Kathy Harmon)

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Thur., Feb. 14 — “Loving Yourself Through Cancer” selfcare workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Hospital cafeteria. FMI: 795-8250. Thur., Feb. 14 — Talk on The White Pocketbook by author Walter Bannon, 2 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 15 — Woman’s Dropin Days Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. Fri., Feb. 15 — Bridgton MOAL, 6 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 16 — Second Annual Snowfest by LELT, 9 to 11 a.m., meet at Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107. Sat., Feb. 16 — Lakeside Garden Club, talk on “Why Eat Local” by Samantha Stevens, 10 a.m., Methodist Church, 214 Main St. Sat., Feb. 16 — Adaptive Ski Program benefit, soup, skiing & snowshoeing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. Sat., Feb. 16 — Healthy Heart Tour, 11 a.m. to noon, Hannaford, Portland Rd. FMI: Dona Forke, 2216508. Sat., Feb. 16 — Haddock Supper by Knights of Columbus, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 225 So. High St. Tue. & Wed., Feb. 19, 20 — Babysitting Training Course, 1-5 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6473116. Tue., Feb. 19 — Teen Book Club, 3-4 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 20 — American Legion Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bridgton Hospital. FMI: 1800-733-2767. Wed., Feb. 20 — Moms and Young Ones Storytime ages 2 & younger, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., library. Wed., Feb. 20 — Lenten Lunches, hosted by Bridgton Alliance Church, noon to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 So. High St. Thur., Feb. 21 — Bridgton Rotary Club, talk by Crystal McAtee on Camp Susan Curtis, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Fri., Feb. 22 — Community Chorus Planning Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: Linda, 310-3234. Sat., Feb. 23 — We’re Going on

a Bear Hunt, play production meeting #3, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., library. Sun., Feb. 24 — Russ Haggett Memorial Race at Shawnee Peak. Registration 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., race at 11 a.m., awards 2:30 p.m.,

BROWNFIELD

Fri., Feb. 15 — Brownfield Rec Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. Sat., Feb. 16 — Dance with Linwood Cash & “The Ridge Riders,” 8 p.m. to midnight, Brownfield Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 935-4617, 935-2911. Fri., Feb. 22 — Jammiepalooza, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 935-3800.

DENMARK

Fri., Feb. 15 — Difficult hike up Mount Pierce, Crawford Notch, N.H. by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 15-16 — Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FMI: 4522057, 452-2412. Fri., Feb. 22 — Hike up Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247.

FRYEBURG

Sun., Feb. 17 — Public breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post, Waterford Rd. Sat., Feb. 16 — Met Live in HD, Rigoletto, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Feb. 23 — Illusionist George Saterial (rescheduled from Feb. 9), 2 and 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232.

HARRISON

Sat. & Sun., Feb. 23-24 — Harrison Youth & Family Ice Fishing Derby, weigh-in Harrison Boat Launch, also Town Office. FMI: 583-2241. Sat., Feb. 23 — Benefit dinner, auction and dance for Pamela Graffius, 5 to 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. FMI: 515-2052.

LOVELL

Thur., Feb. 14 — $1 a Bag Sale at Lovell Thrift Shop, at Lovell Congregational Church, 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Wed., Sat., runs through Feb. 27.

What’s happening Thur., Feb. 14 — Writing Group, 1 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 14 — Youth Book Discussion Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., library. Sat. & Sun., Feb. 16-17 — 4th Annual Lovell Lions Ice Fishing Derby, all Oxford County ponds and lakes, registration begins 5 a.m. at No. Lovell Grange Hall, Rte. 5, weigh-in 4 p.m. each day. FMI: 9283744. Sat., Feb. 16 — John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby, 10 a.m. to noon, Heald Pond off Slab City Rd. Sat., Feb. 23 — Kezar Trailbreakers Poker Rally, registration 8 a.m. to noon at Norris Bennett’s garage, corner Knights Hill Rd. & Rte. 93 Sun., Feb. 24 — Taste of Lovell (rescheduled from Feb. 10), 2-4 p.m., library.

Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat. Sat., Feb. 23 — Public Turkey Supper by Waterford World’s Fair Assn., No. Waterford Congregational Church, across from Melby’s on Rte. 35.

AREA EVENTS

Thur., Feb. 14 — NEVAEH Dance Group performance of “One Billion Rising,” sponsored by R.E.A.C.H., 7 p.m., Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School. FMI: 743-9777. Fri., Feb. 15 — Italian Dinner fundraiser for Otisfield Softball Teams, seatings at 5-6 and 6-7 p.m., Otisfield Community Hall, Rte. 121. FMI: 627-4319. Sat., Feb. 16 — Child Car Safety Seat Inspections, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Dept., 19 Danforth St. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat., Feb. 16 — Guided Snowshoe Trek in Sunday River Valley, meet at Sunday River Inn at 10 a.m., park across street. FMI: 824-3806. Sat., Feb. 16 — 3rd annual Cupcake Battle at Settlers’ Annex, No. Conway, N.H., open to guests 13:30 p.m. FMI: 603-374-6241. Sat., Feb. 16 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club (rescheduled from Feb. 9), 1 p.m., Oxford County Extension, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. Sat., Sun., Feb. 16-17 — Auditions for musical Hold On, Molly! 2 to 6 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. FMI: 653-8992, 712-0228. Mon., Feb. 18 — Safe Sitter Class by SMH, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ripley Bldg., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Mon., Feb. 18 — Bereavement Facilitator Class, 4-part series begins, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston. FMI: 1800-482-7412, ext. 1280. Mon. Feb. 18 — Poetry Discussion Group, bring favorite poem, 11 a.m. to noon, Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Tue., Feb. 19 — Technology Petting Zoo, bring in any electronic device, 6-8 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., Feb. 19 — Auditions for Schoolhouse Arts Center spring show, MOMologues 2: Off to School, 6:30 p.m., 98 Hi Vu Drive, Standish.

NAPLES

Thur., Feb. 14 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 20 — American Legion Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. FMI: 1800-733-2767. Wed., Feb. 20 — Lacross Clinics, Grades 3-6: 5-6:30 p.m., Grades 7-8: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lake Region Middle School. Thur., Feb. 21 — Family Art Night, 6 p.m., library. Wed., Feb. 20 — Book Group: — The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Thur., Feb. 21 — Garden Group Program with Nick Nataluk, 1 p.m., library. Thur., Feb. 21 — Naples Library Board of Trustees, 7:15 p.m., library.

RAYMOND

Sun., Feb. 17 — Public Hymn Sing, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Raymond Village Church, 27 Main St. Sat., Feb. 23 — Free Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd.

SEBAGO

Mon., Feb. 18 — Monthly Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m., Spaulding Library.

SWEDEN

Sat., Feb. 23 — 19th Century Supper by Sweden Historical Society, starts 5 p.m., historical display, Sweden Town Meeting House.

WATERFORD

Thur., Feb. 21 — Community

FMI: 642-5188. Thur., Feb. 21 — Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Thur., Feb. 21 — Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited, talk by fly fisher Rod McGarry, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, So. Paris. Fly fishing demo precedes talk at 6 p.m. FMI: 743-9808. Thur., Feb. 21 — SWOAM meeting on deer management, 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. FMI: 743-5789, ext. 101. Thur., Feb. 21 — Hiking in England, talk by Theo and Melanie Stibbons, 7 p.m., No. Conway Library, No. Conway, N.H. Thur., Feb. 21 — Talk by Alan Gregory on Arlington National Cemetery, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetignhouse, Rte. 231, New Gloucester. Sat., Feb. 23 — Pickwick Club to discuss ­ Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Auburn Library. FMI: 778-4510, 583-6957.

Ongoing Weekly DAILY

Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D

MONDAYS

Tax Help by AARP, by appt., thru April 8, Fryeburg Library. FMI: 935-2731. Naples Warming Site, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naples Town Hall. Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 6254650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison

Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco.

TUESDAYS

Tax Help by AARP Volunteers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appt. through April 5, Fryeburg Library, 515 Main St. FMI: 935-2731. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 5952754 Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends April 30. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton.

WEDNESDAYS

Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Early Literacy Group, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. (No group Feb. 20) Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays,

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Casco Cares fund drive CASCO — Casco Cares is seeking the public’s help to provide emergency fuel assistance to Casco residents. The goal of the local group’s 2013 Fund Drive is to raise money through donations from businesses, individuals, and fundraising events to cover costs of its fuel assistance program. Fundraising jars have been placed in various public locations throughout the town of

CHEER DAY — Fryeburg Academy cheerleaders, along with Molly Ockett Middle School and Huskies youth cheerleaders, worked out together as part of a Cheer Day, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Wadsworth Arena at the Academy. The program included stretching, cheer jumps and jump lines. Cheerleaders received advice and instruction from coaches Jillian Tetreault (Fryeburg Academy), Lauren Tripp (Molly Ockett and Huskies Cheerleading Coach), Chelsea Smith and CJ Martin (Lovell Elementary coaches). The cheerleaders practiced jumps, cheers, tumbling and stunting. They had the chance to meet the other local squads as well as other coaches. At the end of the day the teams ended by performing half time routines they had been working on. It was a great chance to perform for other cheerleaders and share all their hard work! Pictured are: (back row, left to right) Kaylee Barboza (on shoulders), Emily Ouellette (holding up Kaylee), Greyson Hikel, Allison Fahey, Esther Ortiz, Haley Kollander, Kadie Bryan (on shoulders), Alexa Maddocks (holding Kadie) Ashanah Tripp, Jasmine Fuller, Danielle Graham (on shoulders) Hannah Perry (holding Danielle); (middle row) Coach Lauren Tripp, Katelynne Vladyka, Karlinna McCarthy, Hailey Kenerson, Elizabeth Shivers, Stephanie Fahey, Chloe Coen, Alexandrea Walker, Alicia Gerrish, Amanda Walker and Coach Jillian Tetreault; (front row) Gracie Vaughan, Lily Chick, Emily Libby, Laci Towle, Abbie Vaughan, Jenna Dodge, Alexis Parker and Lexi Towle.

Casco. Checks may also be made out to Casco Cares and mailed to Casco Cares, P.O. Box 22, Casco ME 04015. Casco Cares is a nonprofit charitable organization formed in September 2010 and recognized by the state of Maine. Its purpose is to provide onetime fuel assistance to Casco residents who do not qualify for town, state, PROP and/or other sources of aid and find themselves in an emergency situation. Directors of the organization are Linda Allen,

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To celebrate National Heart Month, take part in a Healthy Heart Tour at the Bridgton Hannaford this Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon.  The free tour includes a Take it to Heart binder and hearthealthy snacks. To sign up, please call Bridgton Hannaford at 647-2015 and press “0” for Customer Service. Or, call Dona Forke, Hannaford dietitian, at 221-6508 or e-mail dforke@hannaford.com

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STANDISH — Auditions for the musical Hold On, Molly! will be held at Schoolhouse Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Please bring sheet music and come prepared to sing a Broadway-type song. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will also be asked to do cold readings from the script. Materials will be available at the audition.  Hold On, Molly! is based on the legend of Molly Finney of Flying Point, Maine, with parts for 25 adults and ensemble roles for townspeople, Native Americans, mariners, and waitresses. The music, lyrics, and book were written by Hank Beebe, one of the original founders of Schoolhouse Arts Center.  Performances of Hold On, Molly! will be from April 5-21 in celebration of Schoolhouse’s 25th anniversary as a community theater. For more information, contact Kristen Watson, production manager, at 653-8992, Harlan Baker, director, at 712-0228 or e-mail Schoolhouse at AUDITIONS, Page 12A

Alice Darlington, Sue Durkee, Jan McGrath, Calvin Nutting, Barbara Thorpe and Patricia Troy. In its first year of service (September 2010- August 2011), Casco Cares assisted 20 requests for emergency heat help. In its second year, 26 clients were assisted. Now into its third year, Casco Cares has so far accepted 22 requests for fuel assistance. The board of directors and the recipients of fuel assistance thank all for your support.

Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Narcotics Anonymous (Continued from Page 10A) Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Sweden Church basement, 137 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647- Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, 5399. Bridgton. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 Community Center. a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Community Center. Casco. Step Into Fitness Walking FRIDAYS Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to Tax Help by AARP, by appt., 9 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647a.m. to 1 p.m. thru April 5, Bridgton 3116. Community Center. FMI: 647Cope Group session, 6-8 p.m., 3116. Harrison Fire Station Community Naples Warming Site, 9 a.m. to Room. FMI: 508-633-0159. 4 p.m., Naples Town Hall. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, Community Center. 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. Catherine’s Cupboard Food High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Parents and Children Activity Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Square Dance Lessons by Community C enter. Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club, Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Center. Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050. Tai Chi Maine Beginners’ Wood Carving Group, 7Practice Class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Bridgton Town Hall. Music for Children, with Sharon Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 Novack, 11 a.m. Mount Washington p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, Valley Children’s Museum, 2936 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), White Mountain Hywy., No. Casco. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-356-2992. Adult Children of Alcoholics Reading with Holly Dog, 3 (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., p.m., Bridgton Library. Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 Step Into Fitness Walking White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to N.H. 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647THURSDAYS 3116. Adult Children of Alcoholics, Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Bridgton Town Hall. Senior Wii Bowling, (starts Womanspace, drop-in center ofFeb. 17) 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco fering support for women, 6 to 7:30 Community Center. p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Naples Library. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Gathering Place Support Depot St. ODLH Group, noon, Bridgton Library. Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Community Center. Conway, N.H. Brownfield Food Pantry, SATURDAYS 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Bridgton Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Knitters Group, 2 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided free. FMI: 647-2847. North Bridgton Library. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, Bridgton Town Hall. 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. St. FMI: 232-5830. SUNDAYS Community Kettle Supper, 5-6 Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. p.m., Harrison Congregational Free to everyone. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd. Naples Library.

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February 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page 12A

Facebook mugshots (Continued from Page A) who are accused are convicted? Of course not, they just remember they were accused. We are supposed to be better than this.” Irish’s post prompted others to point out that arrests were public records. As resident, Gordon Cross, put it, “Don’t want your pic on here, smarten up!!” Another resident, Kristin Smith, said that since arrests are printed in the newspaper, “I don’t see why anyone is going crazy over it being on Facebook.” Selectmen have repeatedly said that it is the comments option that is the sticking point. As a government agency, the town opens itself up to liability concerns by allowing potentially defaming comments to be made on a social media site they are responsible for. The town is now in the seventh draft of a comprehensive Digital Media Policy that provides guidelines for all department heads and town government employees who use Facebook or other social media such as Twitter to communicate with the public. “It is the future of communications,” said Hoyt, the board chairman, who said he was “amazed” by the huge number of followers of the BPD’s Facebook page. He was quick to acknowledge, however, that “I haven’t gone on Facebook once yet.”

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(Continued from Page A) to speak with any witnesses who may have seen the accident as it happened. McCormick said the appeal resulted in several witnesses stepping forward, and that assistance, along with measurements taken at the scene, will be used to determine the cause of the crash, and whether any charges will be filed. He expects the investigation to be finished in the next week or two.

Historic building More Hacker $? destroyed by fire

(Continued from Page A) It was the second request that concerned Selectman Ray Grant, who cast the dissenting vote against the warrant item. “I would feel more comfortable if they did a petition to have it placed on town meeting (warrant). We already put money toward this,” Grant said during a Feb. 5 meeting. Completing a citizens’ signature petition would prove the Hacker’s Hill project had the necessary support, he said. Selectman Grant Plummer feels community backing exists. “The first time around, there was overwhelming support from Town of Casco. People supported the initial donation for the purchase,” Plummer said. “It would still go before voters at town meeting.” Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said the matter calls for a town meeting vote regardless if it is placed on a warrant by the petition process or by selectmen. “It requires a town meeting vote, no matter how we approach it. The board has flexibility in making recommendations on how much should be funded,” Morton said. During the discussion, Selectman Plummer clarified two items. “This is to help pay off the remaining balance for the overall purchase,” he said. “This is not going to be a request that comes to the town each year, right?” Morton answered that it was his understanding this was a onetime request for the bank mortgage payment. According to Morton, the Open Land and Easement Acquisition fund has a balance of between $70,000 and $80,000. Another account for the purchase of public-use land has remained untouched. “It was originally set up for similar purposes. It was money that the town raised and set aside for Land for Maine Future’s applications. None were successful; and the money is still there,” Morton said. He suggested that the board consider combining that account with the Open Land and Easement Acquisitions Fund.

Show auditions (Continued from Page 11A) schoolhousearts@fairpoint.net Auditions will also be held for another spring show, MOMologues 2: Off to School on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19-20, at 6:30 p.m. at 98 Hi Vu Drive in Standish. Casting is for four adult women. Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Materials will be available at the audition. MOMologues 2: Off to School will be directed by Jerry Walker, with performances from May 10-19. Contact Jerry Walker, director, at 642-5188 for more information.

By Ethel Hurst Special to the News LOVELL — An intense earlymorning fire Feb. 9 destroyed a nationally-registered 1830s building in Lovell Village, closing Route 5 for hours and even melting the letters on the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s bulletin board across the street. A call was made to the Lovell Fire Department at 6:45 a.m. that the historical landmark building in Lovell Village was on fire. When the men arrived, one unit of the building was fully in flames from roof to the base. Because of the building’s age, built in 1830, the fire spread quickly. Over 60 men battled the fire but there was no way to save the building. They just tried to contain the fire to prevent damage to the home of Richard Rice on Route 5 and another building on Christian Hill Road. Due to their hard work, the only damage to other property was the library’s bulletin board. Fortunately for the Lovell Fire Department, they had help from

firefighters from Stoneham, Fryeburg, Saco Valley, East Conway and Center Conway. Also at the scene were Fryeburg and Stoneham Rescue. Four hours later, the fire was declared under control, with only the cleanup, which was complete at 3 p.m. This was a big building, which at one point housed a grocery store and a laundromat, as well as a post office and a telephone switchboard. Many local people could tell you about hanging around the grocery store talking about just anything. It was a focal point in the village. At the time of the fire, Rocky Ridge Quilters was in the space where the former laundromat had been; it was where many of the ladies learned the craft of quilting from Martha Goldsmith. Just a few doors down was Kezar Realty, owned by Stanley Tupaj who kept his bulletin signboard busy; many are going to miss that. In one of the upper units, Sam Nesbitt had his law office. Fire

Chief Tom McKenzie was reported as saying that the building was home to five tenants, with one space under renovation. There was an LP gas heater being used in the space under renovation, and McKenzie said he suspects that was the cause of the fire. Yes, the building was old, but it was still useful and occupied. The people of Lovell are grateful to all those town’s fire departments that came to help and for

the great work of our own boys. It couldn’t have been easy under those conditions but thank you all for a great job. The men fighting the fire were thankful for those who brought them coffee, water and food. Also, thanks to Central Maine Power for their quick work in restoring power to all those who needed it to keep warm. Electricity in town was out for five hours, with phone and cable service out for 12 hours.

HIRAM — February is poetry discussion month for the Library Book Group at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, Hiram. Bring your favorite poem(s) to share on Monday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to noon.  There are poetry books available at the library. A Board Game Day sponsored by the Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library

will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 625-4650. The weekly Monday Knitting Group (Knotty Knitters) welcomes new members from noon to 2 p.m. If you would like to sharpen your skills or learn how to knit, plan to come at 11 a.m. on Mondays for individual help.

The Friends will serve a delicious luncheon at the Hiram Town Meeting House on Saturday, March 2. Plan to come and join your neighbors for the day.  Did you know that you can help Maine Public Libraries by donating $5 or more on Schedule CP of the Maine Income Tax form? All proceeds help all Maine public

libraries, including Soldiers Memorial Library. Schedule CP Forms are available at the library or online. Library hours are Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact information is 6254650, www.soldiers.lib.me.us and/or on Facebook.

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Hall, Heggie win Western Maine Conference titles Lake Region recap Sophomore Kate Hall was voted by the coaches as the Western Maine Conference girls’ MVP on the track.  She broke her league record in the 200 meters (25.67), set a personal record (PR) in the 55 meters (7.26) and narrowly missed her league record in the long jump (17-10.5). She won the three events at Monday’s conference championships held at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Kate also ran a PR split on the sixth place 4x200m relay team.  The relay girls (Kate 25.5,

Courtney Yates 32.1, Kristina Morton 32.7 and Hannah Perkins 29.3) were very excited as it was the first time in recent years that the team has broken 2 minutes (1:59.64).  Minutes later, the boys team (Gaelon Kolczynski 26.8, Nick Scarlett 30.6, Ben Roy 30.6 and Mason Kluge-Edwards 27.3) ran the 4x200 for the first time this season with a time of 1:55.29. Their goal was to be faster than the girls. Congrats to the boys. Hannah Perkins was the only other placer in the meet. She finished a respectable fourth in the 800 meters with a time of

2:34.19. Ben Roy set personal records in the shot put (30-9) and 800 meters (2:33.02). He was very determined throughout the 800 meters to PR and did so by over 6 seconds. Mason Kluge-Edwards tied his PR in the 55m hurdles (9.49) and just missed out on the ribbons with his seventh place.  Molly Hook finished eighth in the shot put and set a PR in the process by one foot. Luna Zhang set two PRs in her sprint events (55m in 9.05 and 200m in 33.78). Courtney Yates had PRs in the triple jump (26-feet 7-

inches) and 4x200m relay split (32.1). Audrey Blais (2:47.6) and Mascha Kuhlman (3:03.7) had huge PRs in their legs of the 4x800m relay. Elizabeth Schreiber (13-2.5) jumped over 13 feet in the long jump for the first time. Nick Scarlett had a PR split (30.6) in the Senior 4x200 relay. Amy Angelone had a PR in the 55 meters (9.44). Fryeburg Academy recap Maybe, Fryeburg’s MVP for the conference championship Monday was bus driver David Charles.

Lakers answer the bell

Greely ends FA streak

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Emotion can be a tricky element, especially when it involves high school athletes. It can deflate or motivate. It can cause tension or relaxation. It can bring forth doubt or exude confidence. Lake Region experienced the full rollercoaster of emotions last Thursday night as six players were honored on Senior Night. Gray-New Gloucester, however, nearly spoiled the occasion as the Patriots led the game for three quarters only to watch their upset bid fall victim to a determined Laker comeback. Junior Tiana-Jo Carter turned the tide, scoring a game-high 19 points while collecting 18 rebounds and blocking 5 shots as the top-ranked Lakers (16-2) rallied for a 48-41 victory at Nutting Gymnasium. With a revamped starting line-up — all seniors — the Lakers fell behind the charged up Patriots 9-2. Gray-NG (13-5) shot the ball extremely well from the outside as Haylee Cote and Michele Dehetre each buried 3point shots. Cote’s steal, lay-up and free throw put Gray-NG up 16-5 with 3 minutes to go in the first quarter. LR settled down behind seniors Sydney Hancock’s 3pointer and two inside hoops by Kelsey Winslow to make it 21-12. “We came out and fell behind right away. I told our team we needed to pick it up right now,” Carter said. “Coach told us we needed to rebound, so I went after every ball without fouling.” Carter was a force during the

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CUMBERLAND — For a three-minute stretch of the third quarter, the game plan was exactly how Fryeburg Academy coach Sedge Saunders envisioned. Fast paced. Pressure Raider defense forcing turnovers and quick strike points. A Greely offense sputtering and Ranger players breathing heavy as they tried to match the uptempo Raider attack. Unfortunately, a basketball game is 32 minutes long, and for the most part, Greely dictated the pace of the preliminary playoff contest Tuesday night behind senior 6-foot-7 center Michael McDevitt. McDevitt was a force at both ends of the court, scoring a game-high 27 points, hauling in 10 rebounds and blocking five shots to lead the Rangers to a 71-51 victory over the Raiders in Cumberland. “They were the better team. Greely has the talent to play with anybody and unfortunately, last night they put it all together,” Coach Saunders said. The loss ended a magical run for the Raiders, who started the season a dismal 0-6, only to come together as a unit and win 10 games. Prior to the game, Coach Saunders felt if the Raiders were to pull a second upset over Greely, in their house, FA would need to dictate tempo. “We don’t want to be in a half-court grind ’em out type

SQUEEZED — Lake Region’s Sydney Hancock tries to fight through Gray-NG’s Stephanie Greaton (left) and Haylee Cote in chase for a loose ball during last week’s season finale. (Rivet Photo) Laker comeback in the second. down a jumpshot and Cote She dominated the inside, espe- swished a pull-up jumper in the cially after Patriot forward Maria lane for a 30-24 Patriot lead at Valente picked up her third foul the half. and was forced to the bench. “It was expected, a little bit. Carter hauled down 6 rebounds Senior Night is difficult emoand scored 8 points on offensive tionally. So, step on the floor putbacks as the Lakers closed with everything that is going on the gap to 25-24. and knowing it is your last home The Patriots regained some game is not easy. I am so proud momentum in the closing min- of the fact that these kids — and ute as Sammie Wilkins knocked RALLY, Page 12B

Tourney: Who would Lakers rather see? Class B West Quarterfinals Portland Expo Tuesday, Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. #1 Lake Region (16-2) vs. #8 Freeport (12-6) or #9 Maranacook (11-7) Match-up: When asked if he would rather face Freeport or Maranacook, Laker Coach Paul True saw advantages of playing each team. If the Falcons prevailed on their home court Wednesday in the Class B prelim game, it would set up a rematch — one the Lakers gladly would look forward to. Freeport stunned the Lakers 48-32 back on Jan. 15 — which was the last time the blue and gold lost a game. They’ve won seven straight to earn the top ranking.

“I think a number of our players would look forward to playing them again and setting the record straight,” Coach True said. After beating Freeport earlier in the season 45-27, the Lakers were “beat in every phase of the game” the second time around as the Falcons took control of the game with a 15-0 third quarter. Junior center Nina Davenport had a field day, scoring 23 points against a

Laker defense without TianaJo Carter. In the first meeting, Davenport scored just 10 points with Carter manning the middle. The three Hancocks — guards Sydney (8), Sarah (2) and CeCe (0) — also had a bad night, scoring a combined 10 points. So, there is plenty of motivation if Freeport is the PREVIEW, Page 12B

“The weather was an issue once again as we faced snow and sleet. We did get the okay at noon and it was a long slow ride but a safe one,” FA Coach Kevin McDonald said. “I’d like to give a hearty thanks to David Charles. He drove us to and from the meet without a problem. These bus drivers deserve a big ‘Thank You!’ Western Maine in the winter is tough and these men and women get us all to and from our meets and games.” Emily Heggie emerged as champion in the high jump for the second straight year. “Em is jumping very well

and we are excited to see her coming together at just the right time,” Coach McDonald said. Oriagna Inirio earned a ticket to the Class B State Meet as she met the standard in the 55m dash, running 7.91 seconds, which placed her second in the junior division. “Only a freshman, Orie has a very bright future. She is a very focused young lady and a pleasure to work with,” Coach McDonald said. The FA boys 4x800m relay team brought home top honors as they won the event in a new indoor school record of RECAP, Page B

TIGHT PASSING LANE — Fryeburg Academy’s Jonathan Burk (#10) zips a pass near the end line, just out of the reach of Greely’s Bailey Train during Tuesday’s prelim playoff game. (Rivet Photo) of game with them. We don’t game. “We know we will be in want McDevitt or their team to for a battle and we’re hoping we get in any type of rhythm so we can wear them down and persewill try to disrupt their offensive vere in the fourth quarter.” flow as much as possible,” Coach Fryeburg enjoyed a brief lead as Jaquan Causer scored inside and later made a free throw, while Bright Amoako netted two foul shots for a 5-2 Raider lead. Then, the game shifted. Amoako picked up a blocking foul (his second) near the baseline, forcing the talented guard to the FA bench with 5:41 left in the first quarter. The FA offense sputtered most of the quarter as players missed either wide-open looks from the perimeter or “bunnies” in the lane. “Obviously, Bright picking up two quick fouls didn’t help, but we’ve played without him before so that wasn’t the main issue for us. Against a team like Greely, you must force tempo and you must convert when you make them turn it over. To Greely’s credit, they did a better job against our pressure and when we forced turnovers, we didn’t convert,” Coach Saunders said. “I think we heard footsteps when we went up in the paint, McDevitt is a huge presence and he’s going to make you rush your shot at times. It was imperative that we converted on lay-ups and bunnies because you’re not going to get a lot of second shots against Greely — they are a good LOOKING FOR HELP — FA guard Tyler Saunders looks defensive rebounding team. to pass the ball off while being covered by Greely’s Connor Hanley. (Rivet Photo) FA LOSES, Page B Saunders said before the playoff

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Dole, Raiders pull out a victory

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Skye Dole set the tone early, and made big plays down the stretch to close out the basketball season on a high note. Fryeburg Academy’s junior center scored a game-high 26 points, hauled down 17 rebounds and blocked a potential gametying shot in the final seconds as the Raiders nipped Poland 57-55 in the season finale. Dole scored the Raiders’ first nine points, but the Knights enjoyed a seven-point lead after one quarter. “Poland really gave us fits

early in the season with their dribble penetration. We decided to start the game with a 2-3 zone to try to limit that penetration and then alternate back and forth between a 2-3 and half court man depending on the players we had on the court,” FA Coach Sean Watson said. “Poland hit some perimeter shots early against our zone. We did a much better job of finding and defending their shooters in the middle periods.” In the second quarter, Dole scored seven points and the Raiders rallied with a 15-9 run on buckets by Sydney Charles, Kendra Fox (playing in her final

game) and a couple of hoops from Lexi L’Heureux-Carland. Down 25-24 at the half, the Raiders took the lead in the third quarter behind senior Ellen Bacchiochhi and freshman Julia Quinn, who both hit big three pointers. “Ellen had a huge three pointer for us in the third quarter that really ignited the crowd and our team. It was her first three of the year,” Coach Watson said. “It was great to see that from a senior playing in her last game. I hope she’ll remember that three pointer. With a final margin of two points, it was a clutch basket and a huge

momentum boost. She’s done every thing we’ve asked of her this year. She’s started, come of the bench, played four different positions and never once been anything but a ‘team first’ captain.” Free throws were really the difference in the fourth quarter. The Raiders were 10-of-14 from the line (Dole 4-for-4, L’Heureux-Carland 2-for-2, Quinn 3-for-6, and Fox 1-for2). “The fourth quarter was a struggle as Poland really broke down our man defense with dribble penetration and dumping the ball off to (Kayla) Yirrell in the post. She had six points in the quarter,” Coach Watson said. In a season of ups and downs, the Raiders closed out the final eight minutes with plenty of excitement. Down three points with 3:30 to play, Dole connected to cut the Knights’ lead to 49-48. On Poland’s next possession, Sarah Welch stole the ball and then assisted Quinn on an acrobatic left-handed lay-up with lots of contact and a no call as the Raiders took the lead 50-49 with 3:04 left. “The Dole basket, Welch steal and assist and the Quinn lay-up may have been the most exciting sequence of events for the season,” Coach Watson said. With the Raiders up five points, the Knights rallied. Poland’s Emily Bolduc (21 points) hit a three pointer with 1:25 left to cut the margin to two. The Knights had a chance to even the score after the Raiders turned the ball over with 43 seconds left and were PUTTING THE TEAM FIRST — Senior Kendra Fox (right) was one of many veterans who whistled for a foul. After the put the best interest of the Raiders first, including playing out of position this season to help Poland shooter sank the first the team. (Rivet Photo) foul shot, Watson called a timeout. It was a good one as the Poland player missed the secPhone: (207) 647-3311 ond free throw. Dole grabbed Fax: (207) 647-3003 her 16th rebound of the game. Outside ME: (800) 486-3312 Kendra Fox was fouled and 100 Main Street All agents can be reached via e-mail at: made one of two free throws to Bridgton, ME 04009 www.chalmers-realty.com or www.realtor.com/Maine/Chalmers Realty extend the margin to 57-55. Poland (6-12, ranked 14th) WWW.CHALMERS-REALTY.COM had one more shot to tie the game in the final seconds, but NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING a driving along the left side resulted in a Dole blocked shot to secure the victory. “Skye got in a groove early and she was allowed to play a little more one-on-one than what she has seen most of the Bridgton – Cabin in the woods! Great Bridgton – Bright and sunny 3-bed- Denmark – Year round home on season,” Coach Watson said. getaway for year round use or primary room year round cottage on private Moose Pond. Shallow, sandy frontage Dole finished 10-of-17 from residence. Private, 3-bedroom, 1-bath road within walking distance to with mountain views. Fully-furnished, the field and 6-of-7 from the Log Home situated on ±3.88 acres with Shawnee Peak. Open kitchen living including canoe and row boat. Minutes line with two assists. 12’x16’ storage building for all the area, wood stove and FHA heat, deck to skiing at Shawnee Peak. Great Fox had a clutch effort as a toys!........................................$167,900. and metal roof..........................$99,000. opportunity at this price.........$269,000. senior playing in her last game. She scored six points, three in the crucial fourth quarter, grabbed three rebounds and had two assists, all while being under the weather. “Kendra has been an exceptional leader for our team. Like Ellen, it has always been team Harrison – Enjoy the birds in this Bridgton – Rustic Maine cottage on first. I think Kendra played all raised ranch on 1.25 acres, located on desirable Woods Pond. Very private for five positions for us this year,” lovely, serene lot. Very private. 27 ft. that getaway retreat or build new with Coach Watson said. aboveground pool with gazebo, 3-car 30% expansion. Bunkhouse adds to Freshman forward attached garage, 1st floor bedroom, 3expansion potential. 3 bedrooms, 1 L’Heureux-Carland was 4-ofbedrooms, porch and more....$155,000. bath.........................................$270,000. 7 from the field and 2-of-3 NEW LISTING from the line for 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Quinn, another freshman, had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Makayla Frost gave the Raiders (4-14, 16th) important minutes off the bench in the Bridgton – This home has it all! Norway – Horse lovers take notice! 10 RAIDERS, Page B acres with barn, field and stone walls! 2 Bridgton – Best buy on the moun- Amazing panoramic views of Mt. bedrooms, 1 bath, true log home with attached garage and large storage room above, paved driveway, another garage in back of barn. Plenty of room for hay storage. 3-bedroom septic.....$159,900.

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BIG NIGHT — Getting the start on Senior Night, Mark MacDougall (center) made the most of his chance, scoring 14 points in a win over Gray-NG. (Rivet Photo)

Lakers close on a winning note

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Normally, a coach and fellow teammates don’t smile when a player is whistled for a technical foul. But, when exchange student Adam Falk was hit with a technical midway through the fourth quarter last Thursday night, Lake Region Coach J.P. Yorkey couldn’t help but grin. Teammates chuckled. Falk was in shock. He had no idea why the officials had called the foul after he slammed the basketball after being bumped by a Gray-New Gloucester player while fighting for a rebound. Until this year, Falk hadn’t played basketball before. So, he truly did not know his response was unsportsmanlike. After teammates explained why the foul had been called, Falk was a little embarrassed. When game officials learned Falk is a newcomer to the game, one referee wore a smirk, just for a few seconds. Falk, however, had the last laugh on Senior Night. The rookie center scored 11 points and collected 12 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 60-50 victory over Gray-New Gloucester in the season finale at Nutting Gym. “It was another great senior night. All five seniors started and they played well as a group,” said Coach Yorkey, as the Lakers finished 5-13. “Adam continues to amaze

all as this is his first season ever playing basketball. He clogged up the middle on our 2-3 zone, blocked and altered shots, rebounded very well, ran the floor and was effective on offense, as well.”   Lewis Morton played solid defense, rebounded and made good reads on offense, while Mike Mageles had another good shooting night, scoring 17 points, including connecting on three 3-pointers. A surprise was guard Mark MacDougall, who made the most of his start and extended playing time by scoring 14 points. “Mark played well at both ends of the floor. He didn’t surprise us as we have seen him improve quite a bit this year in practice,” Coach Yorkey said. “It was nice to see him come out and play for his entire senior season as he missed a few seasons of basketball along the way. He’s an accomplished runner and had opted to run indoor track a few years.” Senior Mike Triglione closed out his high school career with 9 points, “doing a little bit of everything.” “He’s had a nice run as a three-year starter on varsity,” Coach Yorkey said. Triglione has been selected to play in the Western Maine Conference Senior All-star game next month and he will also be honored as a member or the WMC All-Academic team. LAKERS, Page B


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Lakers close out on winning note WMC Championships at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 7 Boys’ Standings: Falmouth 49, Cape 103, Yarmouth 103, Greely 138, Freeport 139, Gray-NG 225, Lake Region 259, Fryeburg Academy 283 Boys Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Max Barber, CE 38.22 38.56 1:16.78 10. Taylor Davis, LR 39.88 41.31 1:21.19 15. Ian Shea, FA 41.50 42.17 1:23.67 27. Lucian Sulloway, LR 45.50 45.60 1:31.10 29. Harry Leavitt, FA 45.33 47.12 1:32.45 32. Brendan Harmon, LR 46.93 47.68 1:34.61 33. Connor Andrews, LR 46.52 49.42 1:35.94 44. David Olson, FA 56.64 58.28 1:54.92 48. Michael Brooks, LR 1:12.02 55.57 2:07.59 49. Yuta Dione, FA 1:02.79 1:04.85 2:07.64 51. Jesse Liljedahl, FA 1:33.93 48.81 2:22.74 Boys Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Thomas Devereux, FAL 39.67 40.64 1:20.31 25. Ian Shea, FA 54.56 49.89 1:44.45 27. Lucian Sulloway, LR 51.96 53.33 1:45.29 33. Harry Leavitt, FA 51.80 56.17 1:47.97 34. Connor Andrews, LR 54.53 54.44 1:48.97 38. Jesse Liljedahl, FA 55.09 57.95 1:53.04 47. Brendan Harmon, LR 51.64 1:21.51 2:13.15 49. Michael Brooks, LR 1:05.54 1:08.14 2:13.68 50. David Olson, FA 1:06.33 1:09.44 2:15.77 53. Yuta Dione, FA 1:18.50 1:21.84 2:40.34 WMC Championships at Shawnee Peak, Feb. 7 Girls’ Standings: Greely 40, Fryeburg Academy 104, Yarmouth 130, Falmouth 132, Freeport 148, Gray-NG 188, Lake Region 237, Cape Elizabeth 327 Girls Giant Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elyse Dinan, GRE 40.77 41.76 1:22.53 5. Christina DiPietro, FA 43.17 45.26 1:28.43 11. Elle Burbank, FA 45.12 46.71 1:31.83 12. Victoria Girardin, LR 45.44 46.54 1:31.98 15. Chelsea Abraham, FA 45.54 47.43 1:32.97 22. Mary Shea, FA 47.93 49.77 1:37.70 26. Nicole Marucci, LR 49.83 49.77 1:39.60 29. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 51.15 53.08 1:44.23 30. Kyra Hunsicker, FA 51.03 53.24 1:44.27 36. Sasha Azel, FA 53.50 57.21 1:50.71 37. Sam Marucci, LR 55.52 56.27 1:51.79 39. Taylor Cronin, LR 56.84 58.23 1:55.07 41. Mizuki Ishida, LR 1:00.80 58.79 1:59.59 Girls Slalom Racer 1st Run 2nd Run Total 1. Elyse Dinan, GRE 43.99 44.53 1:28.52 4. Christina DiPietro, FA 45.86 46.97 1:32.83 13. Elle Burbank, FA 49.54 50.81 1:40.35 16. Kelsey Liljedahl, FA 51.20 52.89 1:44.09 18. Chelsea Abraham, FA 51.69 53.42 1:45.11 24. Nicole Marucci, LR 56.16 56.60 1:52.76 25. Victoria Girardin, LR 55.50 57.45 1:52.95 26. Laura Lewis, FA 58.17 54.98 1:53.15 29. Kyra Hunsicker, FA 58.45 59.04 1:57.49 32. Sasha Azel, FA 1:01.97 1:05.73 2:07.70 36. Sam Marucci, LR 1:04.15 1:05.39 2:09.54 38. Mizuki Ishida, LR 1:08.33 1:08.43 2:16.76 39. Taylor Cronin, LR 1:08.31 1:09.05 2:17.36 41. Mary Shea, FA 1:24.01 57.47 2:21.48

ute as Mageles swished a trey and later added a foul shot for a 21-20 LR lead at intermission. MacDougall provided a spark to get the LR offense cranking in the second half, scoring seven straight points, including a steal that resulted in a lay-up, to put the Lakers up 31-20. Mageles, who has been a sniper from behind the arc late in the season, pumped in two 3-pointers as the Lakers took a 40-30 lead into the final eight minutes. The Lakers appeared to put the game away with 2:36 left, going 6-of-8 from the foul line and Mageles completing a 3point play for a 52-36 lead. But, the Patriots had other ideas about going out quietly. Over the final 2-plus minutes,

the Patriots scored 14 points as Thibeault knocked down two 3-pointers, the second coming with 22.7 seconds to make it 54-40. LR closed the door as Sam Smith and Nate Smith each sank a pair of foul shots over the final 11 seconds. For the game, LR was 15-of-20 from the charity stripe — out scoring the Patriots by 7. LR scorers included Nick Hall 4 and Jack Lesure 1. The Lakers enjoyed a 3329 rebounding advantage as Triglione hauled down 7 boards. But, LR lost the turnover battle, committing 20 miscues to the Pats’ 14. Gray-NG was led by junior Will Shafer who scored 16 points and collected 8 rebounds.

As the Lakers enjoyed their chance to ring the victory bell, Coach J.P. Yorkey turned his thoughts to next season and how his club can turn things around to battle for a playoff spot. “To improve, we need a big commitment from all of our players this summer and some need to do a better job in the classroom with their academics,” Coach Yorkey said. “We have a nice group of underclassmen, who are getting older, taller, stronger and more experienced. It is amazing how much some of them have improved in the past calendar year (and how much they’ve grown!). If they keep working hard as a group, the future will be bright.”

(Continued from Page B) second half, while senior Sage Antolin secured a rebound in her first varsity start in her final game. “While we struggled in the win column, I feel we finished the season in a much better place than where we started the season,” Coach Watson said. “I would have loved for these girls to have experienced the postseason, but it didn’t happen. I couldn’t have asked for a more coachable group of players. They made my year very easy. The seniors, Kendra, Ellen, and Sage were very accepting of everyone and they each put the team’s needs ahead of any individual needs. I can say that about the entire team. When you have 12 quality individuals willing to do that you’re going to have an enjoyable season.” While the Raiders failed to make the playoffs this year, Coach Watson is hopeful that with a solid nucleus returning next year, FA will be in the hunt for the post-season. “Looking forward, I see nothing but good things. We’ll bring back a strong nucleus of quality players with an additional year of varsity experience. We’ll have a strong senior class with Skye Dole, Sarah Welch, and Sydney Charles all returning after seeing time as starters this past season. We’ll also have Makayla Frost who played quality minutes and was a high scorer in one of our games this past season.

Karylann Walker will round out this year’s juniors who are expected to play as seniors next year. Kristin Chipman, our only sophomore on the team, has really improved defensively and will be expected to contribute next year,” Coach Watson said. “Freshman McKenna Gerchman will be looked upon to contribute to the scoring column next year after a year of seeing action in varsity and junior varsity games. Both Julia Quinn and Lexi L’HeureuxCarland started as freshman and were huge contributors. We also had a very strong JV team this season and several of those players will be competing for varsity spots. I’ll bet summer basketball and off-season preparation will really be telling next November.” Coach Watson believes the Raiders can close the gap with other playoff teams with a strong effort during the summer. “I really think and hope they will be hungry for a post-season run next year. We’ll find out how hungry they are during summer basketball. We are loaded with potential, but the off-season will determine whether or not we reach that potential. We can’t expect to show up the Monday before Thanksgiving, throw on some sneakers and compete,” he said. “We also can’t be satisfied with making the team or getting minutes. If we want to succeed, it’s going to take a team commitment and a team effort with a willingness

to make individual sacrifices. I really think all of our returning players can do this.” The season was a learning experience for Watson as well as he discovered what his team’s strengths and weaknesses were. Now, he will tweak the line-up and work on the little things to get the Raiders back to the playoffs. “Figuring out starters, bench rotations, and minutes is always difficult. Trying to win, trying to put kids in the best positions for them to succeed, and trying to get kids as many minutes as possible is tough,” he said. “With the additional off-season

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Laker, Raider indoor track recaps (Continued from Page B) 8:50.66. The foursome included TJ Rose, Luike Yang, Jared Schrader and Eric Hannes. “Coach Collins and I are very happy for these young men as they represent FA’s first WMC champions in indoor track and

field on the boys’ side,” Coach McDonald said. Bailey Freidman finished second in the shot put, while Jamie Gullikson added 6 inches to her pole vault and is just shy of her all-time best. Jamie also ran a leg on the 4x800 girls’

relay that finished second overall. That team consisted of Liz Grzyb, Molly Eklund and Anna Lastra. Devine Dockery improved both his 55m and 200m times running 7.04 and 24.56. TJ Rose finished second

in the two mile, running a new indoor school record of 10:31.56. Up next: The Class B State Indoor Track Championships will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at Bates College in Lewiston.

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The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating during the month of February as follows: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Sticks and Pucks, every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Helmets are mandatory. February Vacation Week: Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22 (no Wednesday skate), noon to 2:30 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 6477637, ext. 1310. 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). For more information regarding adult leagues, learn to skate, scheduling and other programs, contact Rink Manager Steve Ryan at 647-7637. The arena is located on the Bridgton Academy

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February 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Snow denial

My mother, who may have been part Eskimo, had a hundred words for snow, most of them beginning with %#$#$ and ending with $*^&%@#! In preparing for winter storms, she taught me the Five Stages of Acceptance: 1. Denial. Mom, who had a lot of practice at it, was better at denial than anyone I ever knew. (“I can’t believe you swallowed a pencil sharpener!” “Why is there a pile of ashes where the dog usually sleeps?” And so on.) But the weather brought out the best in her. “I don’t like the look of those clouds… Just pass on by, pass on by!” she’d mutter, terror rising. “Look! A flake! A snowflake! No! … I TOLD you it was going to snow.” … “Harry, why did I ever marry you and move to this godforsaken place?” … “Four inches already… No, no, no!” … “This can’t be happening again!” 2. Panic! At some point, the breaking point, Mom ran around the house screaming, “Harry, batten down the hatches! Kathy, stuff pillows under the doors! Martha, raise the mizzenmast! Bob, stop slathering mustard on your brother, and then both of you boys break out the shovels!” Everyone within a few blocks got fair warning that Impending Doom was no longer just quietly impending, it was upon us all like a pack of ravening wolves. Suddenly, neighbors comprehended that not only were those people in the house down the street dangerously insane, it might well be time to move to some safer, sunnier place, such as the Gaza Strip. 3. Panic some more! “Fill the bathtubs!” Mom would call. DENIAL, Page B

‘IC’ BEGINS HIS WATCH — It was the calm before the storm, a lovely winter day, perfect timing you might say on the part of master planner Fred Hammerle and his crew of fearless gentlemen, who installed “IC” on Moose Pond. Last Wednesday, Feb. 6, Bridgton Community Center’s ICE OUT contest device was securely placed for all to watch as winter submits to spring. The sixth annual ICE OUT contest has begun! Tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $10. Guess the right date and win half the proceeds. Tickets are now available at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., 647-3116, and will soon be available at local businesses. Thank you to the fearless gentlemen for their time and energy to put IC back on the pond. Pictured are (left to right) Ken Murphy, BCC board president; Fred Hammerle, IC mastermind; Bill Brockett of Bill’s Picnic Tables & Lawn Decorations; David MacFarland, board member of Landmark Human Resources; Larry Scholz of Unc’L Lunkers; Phil Blaney, super volunteer; and of course, IC, the creation of Janet Montgomery.

Hey, I’ll bring a side dish Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist We were all standing around after church a few months ago, sorting out who was going to bring the salad or the baked beans or the pickled woodchuck to the next week’s potluck, when I offered, “Hey, I’ll bring a side dish.” I had one arm wrapped around the shoulder of my dear wife when I said it and everyone thought I was talking about her and a collective giggle pulsed through the little crowd and the nickname stuck. She’s been my “Side Dish” ever since. So the last couple of Saturdays, stuck here in the frigid dark

innards of winter, Side Dish and I have been doing some house cleaning — “Ridding out,” she calls it. It’s inside work with no heavy lifting and frequent breaks for tea. The problem is that all of us have too much space: drawers, closets, mud rooms, back rooms, attics, cellars, garages and even (yikes) barns, that we just fill up with the detritus of our lives, the everyday backfill that we know we don’t need but just can’t let go of because we might need it someday. And so it grows, congeals even, in all the nooks and crannies, in heaps and piles and tottering stacks on every surface, the all-around-us-ever-ubiquitous stuff. No, we’re not hoarders; we keep things we shouldn’t because there are a few flat places around where the cats don’t sleep, so hey, we’ll just huck it over there. And so we two spent many pleasant hours going through the banana boxes, plastic storage bins, and old files drawers of our lives, throwing most stuff out (hint: the stuff you think you’ll never need, so be bold and toss it now), sorting and stashing and keeping only the truly important things (e.g., the faded napkin with our names and “October 16, 1982” embossed on it in silver), and laughing at ourselves for being the most undiscriminating of SIDE DISH, Page B

A country boy in the big city

It’s strange waking up in the middle of the night not knowing where I am. The house in the City of South Portland my wife and I bought for an investment is coming along, and we’ve been staying there a couple of nights a week as we work on it, so when waking, I need a few seconds to get my bearings. For readers not familiar with Maine, South Portland is a separate municipality just across the Casco Bay Bridge from better-known Portland. Usually it’s noise that rouses me at night. In the city, I think I’m hearing coyotes howling as they often do outside my bed-

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist

room windows in rural Lovell. Then, gradually, I realize it’s not coyotes I’m hearing; it’s sirens, which are just as common in the city as coyotes are in the country. When I realize where I am, I know in which direction I’ll find the bathroom.

It’s a relatively quiet neighborhood, and when the leaves fall we can see Portland across the harbor to the north. Even when windows are closed for winter I hear foghorns and ships blasting a deep bass as they cruise out of the harbor in

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

Hostess strikes workers a blow

There was a time when my siblings could use against me the promise of a Twinkie. They knew I’d trade or agree to just about anything for that deliciously spongy golden-colored cake with the frosting hidden inside. There was a time when I savored PBJs on Wonder Bread. Better yet, I liked to pull one slice from its patriotic plastic bag and roll that white softness into a doughy ball that soon resembled gray from the outdoors dirt on my hands. No more. Not since the holier-than-thou Hostess company pulled a knockout punch against the American worker. Here comes the part where two ideologies juxtapose. Which is more American? Using the capitalist system to make money on the backs of others, or rising together with a single cause and making your voice heard? In November 2012, upper management silenced the voices on the picket line. Hostess Brands, Inc. called a halt to a bakers’ union strike by closing the company. See the logic: How can a union barter when its members don’t have jobs to protect anymore? HOSTESS, Page B

the night. Far-off trains sound horns too and there’s a dull roar of airliners as they fly over on their way up the Fore River to the Portland Jetport. Never did I expect to enjoy these things after 35 years in rural Lovell, to which I considered myself totally adapted. All those sounds are comforting in another way too. Together with the sound of automobiles and trucks, they’re the sounds of commerce. As I walk from my house to my truck, I sometimes get a whiff of crude oil from a tanker unloading over To The Editor: In the past, the Lake Region at the Portland Pipeline. As our has been under assault from acid CITY, Page B

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rain and the threat of a nuclear dump. Today, a new threat from the outside looms ahead. It is not the Portland pipeline with the current crude oil in it, but the new product they are considering putting through it. The product is oil sand, or more exactly tar sands — its original name. Basically, what it is, is a tar-like substance called bitumen, that is mixed with noxious and dangerous chemicals like benzene and toluene to dilute it. This is forced through the pipe. If this mixture leaks, the toluene and benzene will evaporate, creating an air quality problem and a fire hazard. The bitumen will sink into our rivers, wetlands and aquifers to poison them almost forever. Drinking water, fishing, tourism and other economic and qualify of life benefits will be in danger. To see more, go to www. waterford4me.org and learn for yourself. In Waterford, a resolution will be put forth to help our town on March 2. I urge all concerned residents to vote for it. James Kearney Waterford

Not funny

To The Editor: I was born and raised in Casco, and have read The Bridgton News since Hector was a pup. I must say that I can no longer read your paper due to the ignorant, childish rants of LETTERS, Page B


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(Continued from Page B) Tom McLaughlin. I do not mind opinions that differ from mine, but his weekly finger pointing and hate-filled columns have ruined my opinion of a fine town’s newspaper. Message to the editor: This type of “news” is unfortunately common now. It is not amusing. It is not enjoyable. And it represents your opinion and that of the town of Bridgton. If you think that is not true, think again. And if you are fine with that then so be it but it is a shame that Bridgton has turned into this.  For those of you who think this type of “news” is entertaining, I ask you to please look into the mirror and ask yourself “What kind of person am I?”  To Mr. McLaughlin: Walter Cronkite would be very disappointed. Amusing news stories are one thing.  Attempting to be amusing at the expense of others is not newswriting, it is bad comedy and a true representation of one’s character.    Lastly, BN might think of bringing in local boy Dan Demeritt to replace Tommy. Oh, and bring back Garfield at the end of the paper. Anthony Winslow Gray

Thank you

To The Editor: Kezar Realty would like to express the sincerest appreciation to the Lovell Fire Department, as well as departments from the surrounding towns (Stoneham, Fryeburg, Saco Valley, East Conway and Center Conway) that came to battle the destructive fire at our office early Saturday morning. The Stoneham and Fryeburg Rescue Services were also present. Chief Tommie McKenzie’s effort in coordinating the various departments, and the multiple utilities, was crucial in protecting the surrounding buildings in Lovell Village. As Kezar Realty continues our operation, the loss of our office records will only be a temporary setback. However, the loss of our historic building, which served many generations of Lovell residents as a general

store, is irreplaceable. Countless people would stop in our office and recall their childhood visits to the store with many pointing out where the penny candy was kept. I would like to let everyone know that Kezar Realty is in business and that you may visit either www.KezarRealty.com or www.KezarLife.com for contact information and updates. We are proud to be members of the Lovell and western Maine communities and look forward to many more successful years. Stanley Tupaj, Owner Kezar Realty Lovell

Still stupid

To The Editor: A few weeks ago, the Republican governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, told the Republican National Committee, “We’ve got to stop being the stupid party.” That was very good advice, but it won’t be easy to achieve. During the past 35 years, the Republican Party has become a catch basin for every crackpot, right-wing extremist group in America. Hard-core racists, the Ku Klux Klan, the Councils of Conservative Citizens (formerly White Citizens Councils), Tea Partiers, “birthers,” “truthers,” home-grown militias, survivalist gun fanatics, science-denying fundamentalists, secessionists, Cold War McCarthyists, John Birchers, anti-abortion zealots, you name it. The crazier these folks are, the more fervently they vote Republican. It’s hard to stop being the stupid party when so many of your supporters are stupid. In the 2012 election, the GOP won the vote of men by seven percentage points and lost every other major demographic group by wide margins. Since then, pundits tell us that Republicans have done a lot of soul-searching. If that’s true, there hasn’t yet been much sign of it. Red state Republicans continue to push extremist laws that are deeply hostile to women and ethnic minorities. For a month or more, GOP governments in several battleground states openly flirted with the idea of rigging their electoral vote distribution so that Republican presidential candidates couldn’t lose.

Thankfully, that grotesque idea seems to have run its course. Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus recently stated that the GOP has no reason to change its “timeless principles,” but only its methods of communication. In fact, today’s GOP adheres to principles that are as obsolete as transistor radios. Commentator Michael Grunwald recently wrote: “Republicans need to change what they’re selling. For one thing, they’re selling buggy whips…they’re still peddling rah-rah neo-conservatism, deregulation and climate denialism. They’re still carrying water for fossil-fuel industries, antigay activists and other interest groups on the wrong side of history.” Today’s Republican Party trumpets antiquated ideas that appeal to angry old white guys, and pretty much no one else. Angry old white guys have a habit of turning into angry old dead guys within a few election cycles. Demographers expect white voters to become a minority of the electorate by 2030, so if the GOP wants to stop being the stupid old white party, they have to stop acting stupid. The problem with the Right is that they can’t understand they’re wrong. Rev. Robert Plaisted. Bridgton

A cage too big to see

To The Editor: Open Space focus in Casco is to acquire 7,700 acres of private property for the stated purpose of preserving wildlife, water and recreation. This 7,700 acres will be joined to another 6,000 acres called the Jugtown Plains Conservation Easement in northwest Casco. Open Space multiplex housing units are being proposed for Casco Village. Townspeople will no longer determine what their zoning ordinances and living conditions will be. Open Space through the UN Agenda 21 plan for the new millennium has established district requirements for open space as well as Open Space subdivision standards. Our town, indeed all towns will be subject to the ordinances established not by

voters at the town level but at a regional or district level by Open Space/UN Agenda 21. The following private property is targeted for acquisition in Casco by Open Space: Area 1: 1,800 acres of private property enclosed by lands of the Heath, Route 11, Parker Pond and Mayberry Hill Road. Known as the Pine Hill, Owl Pond/ Heath Area. Area 2: 1,400 acres of private property around Rattlesnake Mountain enclosed by Route 11, Route 85, the Raymond/Casco town border and Route 121. Area 3: 1,600 acres of private property defined by Route 121, Libby Road, Quaker Ridge Road, and Route 11. Known as Quaker Ridge East. Area 4: 1,800 acres of private property defined by Quaker Ridge Road, Route 302, Tenney Hill Road and Route 11. Known as Quaker Ridge West. Open Space/UN Agenda 21 requires these acquisition areas be contiguous, i.e. they must be connected by corridors of land at least 1,500 feet wide. The following areas are proposed corridor acquisitions: Corridor 1: Connects areas 1 and 2 — corridor over Route 11 of the Jim Small Road and Camp Cedar. Corridor 2: Connects areas 2 and 3 — corridor over the area of Route 121. Corridor 3: Connects areas 3 and 4 — corridor of undeveloped land on Quaker Ridge Road. Corridor 4: Connects area 4 with Jugtown Plains — a wildlife corridor over Route 11 near Leach Hill. Open Space also plans to acquire more privately-owned farmland, which is not included in the above 13,700 acres of acquisition areas. The little town of Casco comprises 31.3 square miles. There are 640 acres per mile. This means that Casco comprises about 20,032 acres. It seems to me that Open Space is not really interested in wildlife, water and recreation. These are land grabs. They are an outright assault on our Constitutional right to private property. These land grabs are being funded by our taxpayer dollars. Thirty thousand dollars last year but, according to Casco Open Space, the taxpayer must increase this amount to $60,000

per year. We pay Open Space thousands of dollars and we tell our most vulnerable that if they get cold this winter, try to get to the Casco Library. We’ll let you stay there for a little while so you can warm up, however, you must return to your cold home at the end of the day. It appears that Open Space/ UN Agenda 21 places very little value on the most vulnerable of our society. Pay Open Space $60,000 and force the elderly, the disabled and the disenfranchised to shiver. I guess they think it’s good for the environment. The stated ultimate end of the Open Space/UN Agenda 21 program is to acquire 50% of America’s land. No human beings will be allowed on this “50%” as humans apparently are the unwanted infestation on Mother Earth. Surrounding this multi-million acre land grab will be a buffer zone comprising another 25% of America’s land. The remaining area along the outside perimeter of our beloved country will house the human infestation — mega-plexes in mega-cities. You may wonder how every person in the United States can be crammed into these mega-cities. Don’t worry, this too is addressed in the Open Space/UN Agenda 21 program. It is called depopulation. If you have questions or concerns, attend the Casco Open Space meeting. It will be held at the Casco Community Center on Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a few friends. Save Casco! Shut down the Open Space program. Elaine J. Waugh Heuiser Casco

How could you?

To The Editor: If you really just had to drop half of someone’s column, I could have helped out with a suggestion, but please don’t ever drop any part of Mike Corrigan’s again. It’s been days now and I still can’t stop waving my arms and shaking my head in astonishment. Being drawn into one of Mike’s thought currents only to be abandoned midstream could scar a person’s psyche for a very long time. Jerry Genesio Bridgton

Editor’s note: Due to a mistake at the press last week, a page from the “B” section, which included the jump portion of Mike’s column, was placed in the “A” section, and a page from the “A” section was placed in the “B” section. We apologize for any confusion.

Perfect union

 To The Editor: On Feb. 7, 2013, I was watching President Obama’s comments given at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. I was thinking of the president’s deep and humble belief in his Christian faith. While expressing his belief in Jesus Christ, President Obama gave equal acknowledgement to the faiths of others: Jew, Hindu, Muslim, other beliefs and no particular belief at all.  As I watched, I thought of Congressman Stephen King (RIowa), who still maintains the president is not a Christian. I further thought of those who hold and believe President Obama is leading America to Armageddon. I suggest they get over it! Wherever we reside on the political spectrum, the reality is, we are, in fact, on the road to a More Perfect Union. The road comes in fits and starts and is not always a straight. However, as President Obama spoke of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Abraham Lincoln, in their hours of trial and the faith they demonstrated, he remains convinced now and into the future that America continues on the road toward a More Perfect Union. Joseph W. Angelo Chickadee Lane Bridgton

A taste for success

To The Editor: Last Thursday evening, the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Wine & Dine Your Valentine at The Campfire Grille. Over 30 people enjoyed a wonderful four-course dinner prepared by Chef Joel Hapgood. Each course was paired with a wonderful wine described in LETTERS, Page B

Hostess strikes another blow to American workers

(Continued from Page B) Prior to that drastic step, workers’ wages were sliced back to yesteryear’s wages while upper management received a 10% yeasty rise in pay. Fair enough. After all, the latter group probably had more pricy car loans to pay off. So, right before the holidays, more than 18,500 people joined the ranks of unemployed Americans. Meanwhile, according to news reports, Twinkies were selling for $60 a box on eBay. For weeks, the Internet news hummed with Twinkie tales and Hostess hoop-la. According to early news

reports, the court ruled that Hostess could begin liquidating its brands, riding on the tide of the public’s sentimentality toward those household names. According to an article entitled, Hostess picks lead bidders for Twinkies, which appeared on Yahoo! Finance, “In bankruptcy proceedings, Hostess has stressed that it needs to move quickly in the sale of its brands to capitalize on the outpouring of nostalgia and media coverage prompted by its demise. The longer the cakes and breads are off shelves, the more people will become accustomed to eating cakes and breads by rivals, the company has said.”

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First, good ol’ Wonder Bread was used like the proverbial carrot on the end of the stick for a “stalking horse.” In January, Flower Food, Inc. offered $360 million for the rights to a handful of brands, including Wonder and Butternut bread, plus 20 bakeries. The auction date is set for Feb. 28. On Jan. 31, a dual bid worth $410 million and caked with the promise of owning Twinkies, was offered by Apollo Global Management LLC and C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. According to a Dow Jones Business story, Hostess Cleared to Auction off Cakes, which appeared on Monday, a U.S. bankruptcy court judge ruled the company could move forward with its bankruptcy plans.

That second auction is scheduled for March 13. “Stalking-horse bidders, brought on to drum up enthusiasm for assets and set a minimum offer, are generally rewarded with breakup fees if they don’t prevail at auction. For example, if Apollo and Metropoulos don’t emerge as the owner of the Twinkie assets, they’ll be eligible for a breakup fee of $12.3 million. McKee Foods would receive $687,500 if it doesn’t win at auction,” the Dow Jones Business article said. Those offers provide the ingredients for a more lucrative sale at auction. Just the base bids for four sell-off deals would net Hostess almost twice as much as its net worth in

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Bread and bologna of my childhood tastes — if I could eat enough sandwiches to topple companies like Hostess, in which the management acts like the sun-loving top of a pine tree and the workers are treated like the dirt supporting its roots. In an article dated Feb. 4 in the Left Labor Reporter, David Durkee, president of BCTGM, a union representing 5,000 Hostess bakery workers, offers some words of hope. “We share these bidders’ goal of quickly restoring Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, among others, to shelves across America, and view new, serious ownership as a necessity for building a sustainable model for these brands moving forward,” Durkee said. “The BCTGM looks forward to the opportunity to work together productively and is now engaging with bidders who recognize the value that we can bring to an ongoing business,” he said.

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2011. Why don’t laws prevent thievery by big businesses? How honorable is it to hide behind the blanket of bankruptcy, and be allowed to scamper away with the biggest offer? Recall the bank CEOs who spent government bailout money on hotels stays and spa weekends? With much gusto, the bigwigs of the bankrupt business have been actively courting the companies interested in purchasing pieces of Hostess. Why did not Hostess take the time to woo the American worker? Why could not Hostess meet the needs of John or Jane Doe trying to keep a roof over the heads of their families? If only those 18,500 jobs could be restored, I would overconsume a hodgepodge of Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and chocolate-filled Twinkies until I was reduced to hours of moaning and holding my stomach. I would brave the Wonder

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I am hopeful for Maine’s future. It’s true, when you open the papers or turn on the evening news, you often hear about budget shortfalls and other bad news coming out of Augusta.  When I’m there, however, I see opportunity. Unlike some states with their one-party rule and entrenched political class, the issues that hold Maine back can often be overcome if just a few legislators change their minds and are willing to buck their party’s orthodoxy. Maine’s economy needs policies that will put more money in people’s pockets with more affordable energy, smaller health insurance premiums, and lower taxes. That money will ultimately be spent at local businesses and strengthen our Main Street economies.  Our energy policies have been driven for too long by a myopic focus on the environment. While a healthy environment is certainly important and is a major factor in our tourism industry, we have to con-

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sider family finances as well. The environmental effects of hydrofracking for natural gas are debatable, but one thing is for sure: no one is talking about doing it in Maine. So let’s allow more Mainers access to affordable natural gas and save the average family $800 per year. Maine is more dependent on fuel oil for heat than any other state, and that needs to change.  We also have the 12th highest electricity rates in the nation. A recent study showed that the extra $76 million Maine homes spend on electricity leads to a loss of economic activity equivalent to 817 jobs.  Standing in the way is the requirement that

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Maine power companies derive 30% of their electricity from “renewable” sources, regardless of cost. Just last month, Mainers were forced to subsidize an offshore wind farm with $200 million of their own hardearned money. It’s time to relax that requirement and put Maine families and ratepayers first.  Health insurance is another huge expense for Maine workers and employers. Lowering its ballooning costs could put millions of dollars back into family checkbooks and help spur economic growth on Main Street. Fortunately, the recent health insurance reform signed into law by the gover-

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nor is showing better and better results as its components come into implementation. The most recent numbers show that half as many small businesses (4.4% versus 9.1%) are seeing rate increases greater than 40%, while six times as many small businesses (17.5% versus 2.9%) are seeing rate decreases. Rates are also stabilizing in rural, northern Maine, where initial results showed some businesses getting hurt disproportionately. Furthermore, enrollment in individual plans has increased since they are now offered at rates of up to 58% below what they were before the reform.  Some want to repeal this law because it opened the health insurance market up to more competition and threatens the dream of many to turn Maine into a state where government runs all health care and insurance. One look at the numbers, however, reveals that

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Well, the Medicare “phone scammers” are at it again. The Better Business Bureau reports an increase in this kind of identity theft: Mr. Gull: Hello? Mr. Ruse: Is this Mr. Gull? My name is Charles Ruse. I’m from the regional Medicare office. We are informing seniors about the issuance of new Medicare cards. Mr. Gull: Thanks — but I already have my card. Mr. Ruse: That’s good. However, the new card will be sturdier and it should be kept at home along with your other valuable papers. To be sure we send it to the correct address I want to verify some information with you. Please let me have your street address and zip code. Mr. Gull: OK. It’s 33 Pearl St. Zip 04224. Mr. Ruse: Good. Now, in order to be sure that your Medicare funds are deposited into the correct account please let me have first — your Medicare number, and then your bank account number… And so it goes. Happily, most seniors are wise enough to suspect that something is amiss when they get this kind of call. No one from the state or federal government will ever call and ask you for your personal information. So, if you get this kind of scam call — simply hang up. If you suspect identity theft, or believe you gave your personal information to a scammer, call the Federal Trade Commission’s ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338, and then report the call to your local police department or sheriff’s office.  Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate. LP GAS Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

MOVING Bridgton Moving Residential & light commercial bridgtonmoving@verizon.net – 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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS

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

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1 time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy Insured - Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com

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

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

SURVEYORS

George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 www.georgejonespainters.com

F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684

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

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373

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


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EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE — mechanic. State Inspection License required. ASC certification preferred. Portland Street Auto & Body. 6478134. 2t6 GENERAL MAINTENANCE — helper needed for Camp EncoreCoda in Sweden. April 22 through mid-August, 25-30 hours per week. Basic carpentry skills required. Nonsmoking camp. Contact Peter Jordan at pwjordan1228@yahoo.com tf6 SHIPPING POSITION — with various duties. Mature individual able to work alone, 5 days per week, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Naples location. Call 6473300. 3t6

SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45

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

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

CASCO — 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch, full rumpus room, 111 Tenny Hill Road. Utilities not included, $1,250 month & security deposit. 207-6503529. tf7

DENMARK — Single family house, near the center of town. Six rooms newly renovated, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Off-street private parking, large private yard, appliances, washer-dryer included. First month rent, security deposit & references. $750 per month plus utilities. Section 8 OK. Possible pets. 207-452-2585. tf49

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BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apartment, intown location, 1st floor, heat/ LAND — Western maine land with PLEASE CONSIDER – donating hot water included. $800 per month. owner financing. www.LandMaine. your leftover garage sale items and 207-583-4211. tf51 com. Tel: 207-743-8703. 1t7x your attic, basement and closet overBUSINESS SERVICES flow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom Go to our website www.harvesthills. apartment available. $650 month & HEAP HAULERS — Towing serorg for details or call 935-4358, ext. security deposit. Includes heat. No vice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 21 tf3 smoking. No pets. 207-450-4271. tf3 655-5963. tf12 HARMONY FARM — Fresh, all- NAPLES — Just 3 miles from LRHS DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, natural eggs available all winter. and LRMS, two-bedroom apartment Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. $3.50/dozen. Cage-free happy pam- in country setting. Looking for a re- Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of paintpered hens. Open Wed-Sun 11 a.m. sponsible couple to rent this bright ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. - 6 p.m. 282 Maple Ridge Road, Har- 2-floor apartment with deck off up- Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. rison. 1½ mile off Route 117. 4t7 stairs bedroom and grilling porch off tf49 kitchen. Nice yard with room to garden. Plowing and heat included. $800 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag INSTRUCTION when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x month plus secuirty. Call 671-8388 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, and leave a message and I’ll get back FRYEBURG POTTERY — 913 2t7 Lovell Road, Fryeburg. Classes ongoWindham, 893-0339. tf46 to you. ing, studio rentals, open Wed.-Fri., 11 LAB PUPPIES — AKC Champion SEBAGO — 2-bedroom winterized a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Pedigree. Yellows and blacks, males cottage at Routes 11 & 114. Now by appointment. 207-256-0072, www. and females. Available now in available. W/D hookup, propane FHA FryeburgPottery.com or conniwhit4t4x Harrison. $750. 207-595-8789. 3t6x heat, 1 bath. $650. Call for application taker@fryeburgpottery.com 655-2154. tf3 GUITAR LESSONS — First lesson VEHI­CLES FOR SALE NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice sec- free. All ages. 207-595-4606. tf7 JESUS IS LORD – new and used ond floor, 1-bedroom apartment. ExMISCELLANEOUS auto parts. National locator. Most cellent quiet location. No pets, nonparts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s smokers. $650 month includes heat. 5t3 SUPER BOWL — redeemable cans/ Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, Call 1-617-272-6815. bottles? Donate them to Bridgton 207-647-5477. tf30 BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom apart- Public Library! Label bag “BPL” & ment near town. $650 per month in- drop off at Depot Street Redemption. FOR RENT 4t6x cludes heat. Separate entrance. 207- 647-5648. WEST BRIDGTON ­— Studio apart- 890-2257. 4t5 ment with views of Beaver Pond. Available immediately. $425 month DENMARK — 3-bedroom, 2nd floor includes heat. Call Suz at 781-631- apartment. Heat/hot water/trash/plow6731. tf48 ing included. Peaceful country setting with water views, walk to town beach. Buying and SOUTH CASCO/RTE. 302 — Seek- Town park is 400 feet away. Full Offering ing mature roommates to share 4-bed- monthly rent is $861 but is subsidized US Coins room, 2-bath home. $450 to $550 per by the Maine State Housing Authormonth. Call 655-7777 for details. ity. Quiet pets are OK but sorry, no Gold & Silver 3t5x dogs are allowed. A security deposit is Bullion required. Please call for information: TFCD LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large 508-947-3796. 4t4x apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace BRIDGTON INTOWN — 3rd floor 142 Main Street in new carriage house. $995 month studio apartment. Neat, clean, bright, Conway, NH includes electricity, laundry hookup, sunny. No pets, no smoking. $500 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors and 50% of heat. Mountain views and includes heat, hot water, snow, trash Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smok- removal. Security, first. 647-9090. tf51 ing. 1 year lease/first and security de- posit/reference check required. (207) CASCO — Completely furnished 221-2951. 7t7x rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includIMMACULATE, VERY ENERGY ­ ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, tf7 — efficient 2-bedroom brick home 207-650-3529. located in small brick community BRIDGTON — 3-bedroom house, close to Bridgton village. No pets, no intown, $800 month plus security. smoking, first, last & security plus Call Deb or Jim at 647-2941. 2t7x references. freshly-painted and new carpets throughout. $875 month plus utilities. Includes plowing and lawn maintenance. Fryeburg Academy school district. Call Brickwoods at 207-452-2441. tf48

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434 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME 04015 – 627-7199 The Casco Inn RCF, a 39-bed assisted living facility, is currently interviewing for the following positions: 1T7CD

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Salary range is dependent on qualifications. Please submit resumes by mail to: GBLRCC/ BOD, PO Box 236, Bridgton, ME 04009, or e-mail to: director@mainelakeschamber.com The Town of Lovell, Maine will be hiring

Courtesy Boat Inspectors for the 2013 Season Work Schedule *Inspectors work 20 to 25 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 9th, 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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Besides policies that increase paychecks and lower bills, we must lay the groundwork for a strong economy for the next generation by breaking up the status quo in Maine’s education system. We need more career and technical training, more choice for parents, and more accountability and transparency in our schools. With years of growing costs and declining enrollment, our schools don’t need more money thrown at their problems; they need the flexibility to innovate.  But above all, I want to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at repkinney@ gmail.com with any concerns, questions, or ideas for moving Maine and our community forward.   Rep. Jonathan Kinney (RLimington), a Coast Guard veteran and small businessman, represents Denmark, Sebago, Baldwin, Cornish, and Limington in the Maine House of Representatives.

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Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Seeks Full-Time Executive Director:

(Continued from Page B) this would be a huge mistake and would take money out of people’s pockets.  In addition to lower energy and health insurance bills, Mainers need bigger paychecks. That’s why it’s so important to maintain the tax relief package passed in 2011 that is just going into effect as of Jan. 1 of this year. Some say these are tax cuts “for the rich.” But the fact is the share of the income tax burden shouldered by the top 10% of income earners actually increased, from 55 to 57%, and a rollback of the tax cuts for those making over $250,000 would only net $5 million out of a total $400 million tax cut.  The recent tax relief means that a family of four with a household income of $65,000 will see an extra $300 in their return next year. A single worker making $35,000 will see an extra $200. You need that money more than Augusta does. 

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(Continued from Page B) detail by Stephanie, wine specialist from Pine State Trading. What an evening we all had! A great silent auction was held prior to dinner. The Chamber would like to thank all those businesses who made this event a success: The Campfire Grille, Gayle Miller Massage Therapy, Nappi Distributors, Noble House Inn, Papa’s Floral & Gifts, Perfectly Pampered, Pine State Trading Co., Pleasant View, Too Bed &

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Breakfast, Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Diane Reo, State Farm Agent, TD Bank, The Good Beer Store, The Umbrella Factory Supermarket-Umbrella Factory Outlet, The Hairitage and the White Mountain Cupcakery. Lastly, I’d like to thank my co-chairman, Michelle Hapgood. Fresh off the Winter Carnival event as that event’s chairman, she worked tirelessly to make both events a success. We couldn’t have done this without her. Madelyn Litz, Co-Chairman GBLRCC Wine & Dine Your Valentine

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February 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Snow denial tips for the every day Mainer

(Continued from Page B) “Bring in more wood for the woodstove! …Well, somebody go buy a woodstove then! Do I have to do EVERYTHING?” 4. Bargaining. “Please God, if you make it stop snowing and just let it be spring right now, I promise to desert this ^&#$*%% family and never travel north of Florida, ever again.” 5. Acceptance. Acceptance was attained by my mother when

she crawled into bed under six quilts and moaned softly until spring, or June, whichever came first to — and I quote her here exactly — “these blasted, stinking, blinking, ^#&$^%**^&^% mountains.” It’s a good thing my mother is gone now, because the combination of her panic during storms and our modern weathermen’s panic before storms even form would have us all over the edge before the first flake

fell, and then who would be there to fill the bathtubs? Days before the storm, drooling like Count Dracula over a particularly defenseless, tender throat, Joe Six O’Clock predicts the time and place where colliding air masses will spell doom for everyone within sound of his voice. Then, during the actual storm, Mary Snowbender gives a report from the field as she’s being blown into a nearby snow fence. “Do not venture out into

this storm! As you can see, Joe, a flying board has pierced my pancreas. I only regret that I have but one life to give to the Channel Nine On the Spot, 24Hour Storm Team. Back to you in the studio.” (Dies.) Winter weather experts say that everyone in the Northeast should prepare a disaster kit, so there will be fewer snow-crazed mothers running around, shouting orders as the storm roars in. Here is a checklist of things

Mainers will need this winter if their TVs still work and they find out it’s not too late to prepare for Snow-mageddon XXXVII: 1. Let the animals out to fend for themselves. (This includes fish.) 2. Stock up on batteries, since God forbid your Twitter fails during the storm. 3. Get gas for the chain saw, in case the power goes out and you need a heat source. (Also:

spare ear plugs.) 4. Have on hand plenty of blankets, to cover up the bodies of those frozen to death. 5. Prepare flashlights, flares, sparklers, glow sticks, torches, cyanide pills.  6. Tape this article to your bathtub, so you’ll know where it is when you need it. If you are unprepared for the next storm, don’t go crying to Mike. He’ll be in Antigua until April 30.

Side Dish and Me: Ridding ourselves of clutter

(Continued from Page B) pack rats. At one point, I stopped Side Dish, she passing me carrying an overflowing drawer, and held out my hand. “Look what I found,” I said. There, as vital as the nuclear launch codes, was a dried-out ChapStick, half a clothespin, a foreign dime,

a scrap of paper with a phone number on it but no name, three large but unidentifiable flower seeds, a spent 9-volt battery, and several other vital items that I now cannot recall. I had found them all in a box filled to brimming with ancient check registers. “That’s our life,” Side Dish said. “Kinda weird isn’t it?”

A while later, I found an ancient hard-cover dictionary (remember those?), which had been lovingly used nearly unto death, its raggedyness held together with brittle gray tape. On the top left corner was written, “Duct tape applied 11/4/99, 11:30 a.m.” followed by my initials. I showed this to Side

Dish and she looked at me as if we’d never met, shook her head and walked away. “We’re definitely keeping this,” I shouted after her. It’s good every once in a while to rummage around inside your own life, to see what you value and what you don’t, to see your personality mirrored in

how you inventory your wing nuts, to reflect and wonder about yourself and (often) shake your head and then heave silly things into the trash. Sometimes, you even rediscover the things that you never knew you always knew you already had. For me, on those two wonderful quiet Saturdays, I real-

ized again for the first time what I marvel at and thank God for every day — that in my cluttered and sometimes tottering life, amidst my overflowing possessions, I already have what I’ve always wanted. You all know her as Karen, or Mrs. Lewis. She’s my wife, my best friend and I call her Side Dish.

The howling of the city

(Continued from Page B) economy continues to struggle, I like hearing and smelling products and people still moving as more than half of Maine’s economy is generated by the Greater Portland area. Cities used to repulse me. For more than a year, I had to commute in and out of Boston twice a day as a student and for my job there — and I developed a deep hatred for traffic. My 20-mile commute from Lovell to Fryeburg and back for 34 years was peaceful and enjoyable — no traffic lights, few STOP signs, and very little traffic except during Fryeburg Fair. Now, however, my schedule is flexible. I can usually avoid morning and evening rush hours while I’m down there. The house is close to still-rural Cape Elizabeth with numerous oceanfront parks and beaches,

and our neighbors are friendly. We bought it with the intention of fixing it up and renting it, but we like going there so much we’re just going to keep using it. Heating with natural gas is surprisingly cheap, especially with a new, state-of-the-art boiler and old radiators. And nobody knows me there. I’m almost completely anonymous as I go about. Once in a while I’ll bump into a friend or a former student living in that area now, but that’s it — and I like that. It’s also nice to come back to Lovell where, as they used to say on Cheers: “Where everybody knows your name.” It’s also nice being close to the airport and only 90 minutes to the Boston area where we have lots of relatives. And another thing: there are no bugs. No black flies. No mosquitoes, except a few near Bug Light at

FA loses to Greely (Continued from Page B)

led the Raiders in scoring at 12 points per game, was unable to get into any type of rhythm, going scoreless in the first half. Greely had their inside-outside game working perfectly. McDevitt scored six straight points to put the Rangers up 8-5, and Bailey Train knocked down two jumpers, including a trey, to make it 16-8 after one quarter. FA’s offensive woes carried over to the second quarter as the Raiders managed just one field goal over the first five minutes. Meanwhile, Greely was spreading the wealth as four different players scored as the Rangers moved out to a 27-14 lead. Amoako, who had the athleticism to take the ball strong right at McDevitt, connected on two acrobatic drives in the closing minutes to narrow the gap to 30-18, but McDevitt showed he has a complete game by draining a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left to give Greely a 33-18 halftime lead. As they did all season, the Raiders never gave up. Hustle plays — including Tyler Saunders diving to the floor for a loose ball then beating a Greely player to gain possession and trigger a fastbreak — sparked a Raider rally with 4:48 left in the third. Mallory rediscovered his shooting stroke and regained his confidence by banking a 3-pointer and flipping a soft floater in the lane. Saunders buried a 3-pointer and converted a steal into points as the Raiders closed to within 44-36 with 2:33 left. “We did make a run early in the third and I told them at half time all we need to do is cut the deficit to 10 at the end of the third and we would be in good shape. To Greely’s credit, every time we made a run, they answered the bell with a clutch shot or McDevitt got to the free throw line. I really felt we could wear this team down, but they had a big enough cushion and hit enough free throws to weather the storm,” Coach Saunders said. But, McDevitt stopped the FA flurry. He powered to the hoop, scored and made a foul shot. Kyle Wood added another inside hoop, and Train hit a dagger trey to put the Rangers back in control, 52-38. With Greely going 10-for-10 at the foul line in the fourth quarter, the Rangers ended Fryeburg’s magical carpet ride and avenged a loss to the Raiders, which put them in the driver’s seat to secure a playoff berth. “Certainly last night does not define our season. We had a great run. Many teams might have folded after an 0-6 start but this team hung tough and really showed tremendous determination getting to the post season. Even though we faced a large deficit at times last night, the kids never quit, and to me that is what really makes me most proud. Our guys never quit,” Coach Saunders added. “We will miss our two seniors, Bright Amoako and Tyler Saunders. Both guys really epitomized what we strive for as a program: hard work, unselfish play, and representing your team and school with class. Hopefully, with 11 guys back and a taste of the playoffs, these guys will really put in the work in the off-season to give themselves the opportunity to go even further next year. The work they do between now and then will determine what type of season they will have. We’ll see how hungry they are.” Coach Saunders added, “I would like to thank our fans for their great support. We had a great crowd last night and they showed a lot of spirit. I’d also like to thank our most loyal fans — The Masons. They drove all the way from Fryeburg to support our team and there aren’t enough words to express our gratitude. There’s nothing better than to see community members following the hometown team and giving our kids the kind of inspiration you only wish there was more of.” Seventh-ranked Greely (10-9) moves on to the Class B quarterfinals on Saturday to face second-ranked York (17-1). Fryeburg finished 10-9. For Fryeburg, Amoako and Jaquan Causser were high scorers with 11 points each, while Mallory finished with 9, Saunders 8, Alex Lazic 5, Ryan Gullikson 3, Jonathan Burk 2 and Ben Davis 2. Burk had 7 rebounds to lead the Raiders. Turnovers: FA 13, Greely 17.

night where we enjoy “watchin’ the ships roll in, and watch ’em roll away again,” to quote Otis Redding. Interviewing for teaching jobs in Maine 36 years ago, my wife and I had a difficult time deciding whether we wanted to live on the coast or in the mountains. Both have their charms. Now, we have some of both, with a bit of city life thrown in as well. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell COMMUNITY SERVICE — Thirteen of Mrs. Jamie Toohey’s sixth grade class at Harrison is a retired middle school U.S. Elementary School volunteered to help out during Harrison Parks and Rec February Senior Social/ Luncheon. Students chatted with the seniors, played Trivial Pursuit and word games, mazes, bingo, History teacher. ate lunch together, decorated cupcakes, as well as helped serve and clean up. Plans are in place for more sixth graders to help with the April and May socials. Pictured here are Konnor Thurston and Billy Carrol, helping a PUBLIC NOTICE few of the seniors with Word Search.

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Casco Planning Board

February 25, 2013 Postponed from February 11, 2013 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M. 1. Approve Minutes of September 10, 2012 2. Camp Sunshine has submitted an application for Site Plan review to permit construction of a proposed 95'x 30' Service Building with Office Space on property known as Map 23, Lot 39. The property is commonly known as 51 Acadia Road and is located within the Camp Sunshine Contract Zone Agreement passed at Town Meeting on January 12, 2013. 3. Other. 2T7 Public Notice

TOWN OF SEBAGO Notice of Public Hearings

The Town of Sebago Zoning Board of Appeals will hold the following public hearings on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at the Sebago Town Office. 1. Request for Administrative Variance Nature of Variance: Requesting relief from the 50 ft. setback requirement to a 35 ft. setback. As requested by: Douglas Kelley Property located on Sebago Tax Map 19, Lot 30 (7 Limington Ave.). 2. Request for Administrative Appeal Nature of Complaint: Requesting the continuance of the dock permitting process that was previously suspended. As requested by: William Harrop Property located on Sebago Tax Map 19, Lot 63 (10 Intervale St.). (Regarding usage issues at the Sebago Beach Park area.) 1T7

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Special Town Meeting

The Town of Naples will hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. Copies of the Warrant Articles are available online at www.townofnaples.org, or can be picked up at the Naples Town Office. Please call (207) 693-6364 if you would like a copy mailed to you. The Warrant will also be posted at: The Naples Public Library, Tony’s Foodland, The Naples Town Office, The Naples Post Office and A2M Variety Store. 2T7

CASCO/NAPLES BULKY WASTE Casco/Naples Transfer Station CLOSING NOTICE THE BULKY WASTE FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH. THE TRANSFER STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO Public Hearing February 19, 2013 Casco Community Center 7:30 P.M.

The Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on February 19, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., to review an application for a malt, spirituous and vinous liquor license for Point Sebago Resort, located at 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, Maine. 1T7 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES NOMINATION PAPERS

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Nomination papers will be available at the Naples Town Office as of February 25, 2013, for the following three-year terms: Selectboard (1) Planning Board (2) Planning Board Alternate (1) Transfer Station (3) SAD 61 School Director (1) Budget Committee (3) Completed papers must be returned to the Naples Town Office no later than April 6, 2013. Please call Barbara or Judy at (207) 693-6364 during normal business hours should you have any questions. 2T7 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PUBLIC HEARING

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their next meeting on February 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. An application for Games of Chance, submitted by Harrison Lions Club for Project Graduation. 2. Renewal for Special Amusement Permits for the Songo River Queen II and the American Legion Post #155. 3. Renewal for Liquor License Permits for the Songo River Queen II and the American Legion Post #155. 2T7


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Obituaries

Thomas J. Minervino

Norma W. Johnston

Meredeth Crandlemire

PORTLAND — Thomas J. Minervino, 80, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home. He was born June 7, 1932, in Portland, son of Stephen and Lucia (Pierobello) Minervino. Thomas grew up in Portland and was a 1950 graduate of Portland High School. Following school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. While in the Navy, Thomas served on USS Stockham, USS Arcadia and the LSMR 525 landing ship. He enjoyed a career as a truck driver for Congdon Transportation from 1954 to 1970. Thomas was a member of the VFW Deering Memorial Post 6859 and Alcoholics Anonymous. Thomas was predeceased by his parents and his brother Stephen L. Minervino. He is survived by a daughter, Lucia A. Coyne of Westbrook; sons Stephen T. Minervino of Springfield and Rev. Mark A. Minervino of Cary N.C.; an adopted daughter, Melissa LaMontange of Casco; sisters Mary Martin of Scarborough and Anna Tuck of Portland; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandson. A graveside service was held at New Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at noon. Arrangements entrusted to Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com

Norma W. Johnston, 82, a longtime resident of Bridgton, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Norma was born May 15, 1930, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., attended schools on Martha’s Vineyard and later attended Framingham State Teachers College before marrying Frank Johnston on June 9, 1951, in Somerville, Mass. Norma’s life was long and rewarding. Her love for her family was exemplified in the many things she enjoyed doing for them, including preparing wonderful meals for large family gatherings and reunions, making quilts for all her children and grandchildren and her special love, knitting. Family members, friends and needy people in the community could count on her homemade sweaters, mittens and afghans to keep them warm. She volunteered at Newton Wellesley Hospital and enjoyed attending Christian Women’s Bible studies while living in Massachusetts. Her faith remained strong after moving to Maine and continued to be an important part of her life. Perhaps one of her best gifts was her ability to listen and be there for others in need. Norma was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and wife, who will be missed. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Frank Johnston of Bridgton; four children, Jennifer Mangan of Fayetteville, Ga., Sandra Hollander of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., F. Torrance Johnston of Bridgton and Mark Johnston, also of Bridgton; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hershel West, of Vineyard Haven, Mass. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 245 Center Street, Suite 10A, Auburn ME 04210.

STANDISH — Meredeth Shaw Crandlemire, 60, of Standish, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, after a long period of failing health. She was born on March 11, 1952, in Providence, R.I., first child of Portland native, Roger and Janet (Reynolds) Crandlemire. Although raised and educated in Massachusetts, Meredeth came to Maine upon finishing school, seeking the simpler, resourceful way of life she had embraced during extended stays with her grandparents. A true Pisces, Meredeth was creative, intuitive and a fierce defender of those perceived to need a helping hand. Originally trained as a teacher, she had a 40-year career in accounting and IT, remaining committed to literacy, the arts, progressive politics, and similar causes. She was an ardent supporter of social justice, humanitarian and environmental causes, and a Junior Achievement volunteer for 14 years. She felt fortunate to have had opportunities to travel extensively before becoming ill. She was predeceased by two aunts, three uncles; a cousin; and several cherished pets. Survivors include her parents; brothers, Geoffrey in Idaho and Brooks in Hawaii; her sister, Heather in Bridgton; two nieces and two nephews. Meredeth felt blessed to have had the fine care she received and the opportunity to pass her time in such a beautiful place. She was grateful for the special support of her sister and former employer. Graveside services will be held in the Village Cemetery, Raymond, at a time to be announced. For online condolences, please visit www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements entrusted to Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. Although Meredeth very much loved flowers, especially Irises, it was her wish that mourners contribute to Catholic, children’s or animal refuge causes in her memory if so moved, buying themselves a bouquet of remembrance as well. She was a temperamental, generous, private, intelligent, compassionate and emotional perfectionist, prickly and one of a kind.

STANDISH — Claire Joan (Roy) Wright, 79, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at a local hospital. She was the wife of the late Curtis C Wright. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., April 13, 1933, the daughter of the late Abram Roy, of Quebec and Mary (Grenier) Roy of Cambridge, Mass. Claire and Curtis married in 1951 in South Carolina; Curtis was serving in the Marine Corps. They first settled in Saco and later moved to Standish, where they built their home and raised their family. All who knew Claire held her in high esteem and affection. She was first a wife, then a mother and always a gracious homemaker. She made sure that she was at any function that involved the people that she loved. She never missed recognizing a birthday. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. Thank you Claire, for always being there for us and your unfailing love in baking our favorite cookies and desserts no matter how old any of us became. Claire had a generous and giving heart, a strong constitution and was reliable beyond measure. She made a difference in the lives of others. Later in life, she found happiness being a caretaker for those in need. She was a faithful member of Foundation Baptist Church in Hiram for 14 years. She died in faithful service to her church and her God. She “fought a good fight and kept the faith.” Claire was predeceased by her husband, Curtis C. Wright Sr. in 1987; a daughter, Joan, in infancy; her four brothers Albert, Robbie, Lawrence and Norman Roy; three grandbabies and a great-grandchild Andrea. Surviving are her children, Curtis Jr., of Dixmont, Norman of Hiram, Douglas of Windham, Kenneth of Brownfield, Stephen, of Windham, Jeffrey of Georgia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren; her brothers, Raymond of Parsonfield and Donald of Standish; a sister, Virginia Adams of Alfred; many nieces and nephews; her precious church family and many good friends. Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Standish Baptist Church, 181 Ossipee Trail West, Standish on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Parking is available. The Pastor Norman Wright will officiate. The family invites relatives and friends to join them for conversation and refreshment in the church basement following the service. Spring internment will be announced at a later date to take place at the Dow Corner Cemetery in Standish. Condolences to the family may be sent to Wright, PO Box 281, Standish, ME 04084. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com Those who wish to remember Claire in a special way may make gifts in her memory to: Foundation Mission Fund, PO Box 221, Hiram, ME 04041.

Mildred J. Heath 1909 – 2013

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Mildred J. “Middy” Heath, Conway’s oldest resident, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the age of 103. Born Sept. 15, 1909 in Medfield, Mass., the daughter of Forrest and Grace Gibbs Hill, Mildred was nicknamed “Middy” at an early age in life. Her mother passed away when she was but two years of age, so at that time the family came home to South Chatham, N.H. to live in the Hill family homestead. She attended grade school in South Chatham and then entered Fryeburg Academy, graduating in the class of 1926. After the Academy, she went on to Portland, Maine and graduated from the Portland Business School. While living in Portland she met and married Wallace Francis. Three children were born from this union. She later returned to Fryeburg, Maine and met and married Clayton N. Heath. They settled in the Heath homestead in East Conway, N.H. to raise their family. In l950 Middy entered the work force, working as a bookkeeper in the Heel Mill in Conway until it closed. Not ready to retire, she went across the driveway and continued to work as a bookkeeper for the Conway Service Center. After retirement Middy and Clayton wintered in Mt. Dora, Fla. for many years. Middy was active in the Mt. View Grange in E. Conway, the Chatham and Fryeburg Historical Societies, and the Mt. Dora Shuffleboard Club in Florida. She loved to travel, play cards, see people and, most of all, dance. Anyone who knew Middy, knew it was a joy to stop in to sit on her porch for a visit at 4 p.m. any day of the week. Middy brought her love for shuffleboard to the Fryeburg Fair and always looked forward to tossing the first fry pan at the Annual Skillet Toss. She stayed in her little house on the corner in East Conway until Dec. of 2008, at which time she entered the Mineral Springs home in North Conway. In Oct. of 2009 Middy was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane as the Town of Conway’s oldest resident. She is survived by three children, Donald Francis and his wife Dorothy of Greenvillle, N.C.; Dolores Dow and her husband Neal of Standish, Maine; and Judy McGinty and her husband Robert of Conway, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clayton; daughter Beverly Walker of Denmark, Maine; stepson, Clayton Heath Jr.; and brothers, Fred, Frank and Arthur Hill. Visiting hours were held at the Wood Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 from 6–8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at The Fryeburg New Church on Thursday, Feb. 14th at 11 a.m., with a luncheon following at the East Conway Community Hall. Middy loved her neighborhood in East Conway and worked on many community suppers at the Grange Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would love to see donations made to the East Conway Community Hall in her memory. Donations may be mailed to East Conway Community Hall, c/o Karen Gilman, 12 Green Hill Road, East Conway, NH 03813.

Marilyn F. Butler PORTLAND — Marilyn Faye McAllister Butler, 76, passed away on Feb. 9, 2013. She was born in North Conway, N.H., on Jan. 29, 1936 to J. Stillman and Ola McAllister of Fryeburg. She attended local area schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1953. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Gorham State Teachers College in 1958. She taught elementary school in various towns in Maine before leaving the teaching profession to raise her family. After her children were grown, she changed her career to waitressing, working in Portland area restaurants until she retired from Newick’s in 1998. Marilyn was a communicant of Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Limerick. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. She was a prolific elephant knickknack collector. She was an avid reader and loved to cook and bake for her family. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles L. Butler of Lisbon Falls; their children, Deanne Parker of South Portland, Robert of Lisbon Falls and Jay of Lisbon Falls; her 15 grandchildren; a greatgranddaughter; and her brother, Robert McAllister of Vincennes, Ind. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls. Family and friends invited with reception to follow at her home in Lisbon Falls. Spring burial in the McAllister family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com

Gloria E. Batchelder HARRISON — Gloria Elise (Mullen) Batchelder passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2013, in Harrison, at the home of her daughter, Lenita Andrews where she resided. She was born in Norway on March 17, 1932 to Jasper and Florence (Truman) Mullen. She graduated from Norway High School. She married Everett Batchelder on Aug. 11, 1951; they were married almost 61 years before his death on April 5, 2012. Mrs. Batchelder worked for many years at B.E. Cole shoe shop. Returning to the work force she later worked for Oxford Marketing. Following her retirement they moved to Fla. for a number of years, returning a few years ago. She enjoyed numerous hobbies and crafts including cake decorating, tole painting, ceramics, cross-stitching and crocheting. Mrs. Batchelder leaves behind sons, Lanny of Brandeburg, Ky., Michael of South Paris, Jody of South Paris and Ray of Harrison; daughters, Cathy and husband Bruce Sturtevant of South Paris, and Lenita and husband Scott Andrews of Harrison; nine cherished grandchildren, Scotty, Kevin, Crystal, Amber, Shaun, Jeremy, Eric, Alan and Megan; 12 greatgrandchildren, Jada, Mikie, Desmond, Devon, Ethan, MacKenzie, Lillie, Luke, Joseph, AnnMarie, Emily and Khole. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Gail Swan; and brothers, Raymond, Edwin and Albert. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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by Jean Preis BN Columnist This afternoon, I went hunting for ducks. At this time of year when nearly all the water around here is frozen, most water birds head south, but a few stay inland where they congregate on any open water they can find. One of those places is the small millpond just down the road at the foot of the lake. Although ice has now formed around the perimeter of the pond, the center remains open, and it is a convenient place to hunt for ducks in winter. Most days, a flock of mallards can be seen there, and sometimes black ducks, or even a couple of male hooded mergansers, are mixed in with the flock. After cruising past the millpond this afternoon, and finding only a few mallards, I decided to try my luck elsewhere. One of the best places to hunt for ducks in winter is the area around the Naples Causeway, where water from Long Lake squeezes through a narrow channel under the bridge and pours out into Brandy Pond. The current is so strong that downstream of the bridge the water stays open all winter, providing a haven for water birds. Today, more than a hundred mallards were there, resting on the edge of the ice, floating on the water, or tipping their tails up to search for food on the bottom of the lake. Off to one side, a couple of ringbilled gulls were splashing in the water, taking a bath. In spite of the cold temperature of the air and the water, the birds, whose legs and feet are not insulated with feathers, were able to tolerate standing on the ice, and swimming in near-freezing water. A bird can warm a leg by drawing it up against the breast and tucking it in under the feathers. To warm both legs, and reduce loss of valuable body heat, the bird can snuggle down on top of its legs and feet, covering them with the warm comforter of body feath-

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ers. But how does a bird endure the cold when it is in the water, or when it has to walk around on snow or ice with exposed legs and feet? The secret to unfrozen legs and feet is in the bird’s specialized circulatory system, which conserves and recycles body warmth by using a countercurrent heat exchange system in the legs. As explained in The Birder’s Handbook, warm blood flows down through arteries from the core of the bird’s body, to warm the legs and feet. In the process, the blood cools, then flows back up into the body through the veins. Because the bird’s arteries and veins lie in direct contact with each other in the leg, heat from the warm blood in the arteries is transferred, by a process known as conductance, to the cooler blood in the veins, thus warming the blood in the veins. Body heat is recycled, so just enough heat gets into the feet to keep them from freezing, and warmed blood is returned to the body. After watching the ducks for a while, I realized my own feet and legs were beginning to feel chilly, so I returned to the car, turned up the heat, and drove to another favorite place to hunt for ducks. Down the road from the causeway, the river stays open all winter, flowing gracefully around several curves close to the road. A handsome male hooded merganser floated sedately on the water as I sat in my warm car watching. Nearby, six common goldeneye dove energetically, hopping up a bit just before they curled down into the water, and then a moment later popping up abruptly, like corks. Hunting for ducks is a fine way to spend a winter afternoon, but it helps to have binoculars and a field guide and to know where there is open water. It’s also good to have a warm car nearby, to tuck into when human feet and legs start to feel cold.


School & sports

February 14, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Pre-K Club launches at Stevens Brook

CSI, Laker-style Back in January, when Lake Region Vocational Center’s Tami Prescott’s vehicle was the victim of a hit and run at the local hardware store, she asked LRVC Law Enforcement instructor, Mr. McDermott, if his students could use the situation as a “real case scenario” class project.  Senior Law Enforcement Students, Nicole Conley and Adam Mowatt stepped up and “took the case.”  Nicole and Adam inspected the vehicle, interviewed those involved, and went to the hardware store to go through the store receipts for that day and view their video cameras. Nicole and Adam were able to identify the suspect who, when contacted, professed he had no idea he had hit the car, and offered to pay the full amount

of the repairs to Mrs. Prescott’s vehicle. Mrs. Prescott presented Nicole and Adam with law enforcement career t-shirts, as well as certificates of appreciation for the apprehension of a perpetrator.    “When I first asked Mr. McDermott to use the situation, I honestly didn’t think anything would come from it, but that it might be a good experience for the students,” Prescott said. “I was astounded when they actually came and said they found the guy! These kids saved me a lot of money. The insurance adjuster estimated the cost of repairs to be exactly what my deductible was, so I am extremely grateful to Nicole and Adam for the great job they did. Thank You!”

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Rachel Wandishin, a 2012 Graduate of Lake Region High School, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 Fall Semester at Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I. Rachel’s first semester GPA was 3.499. She is the daughter of Betsy and Robert Mayo and Ted Wandishin. Derek Mayo, a 2010 Graduate of Lake Region High School, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2012 Fall Semester at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Derek, a Management (BSM) major, received a GPA of 3.371. This was the fifth straight semester that Derek has been named to the Dean’s List at WIT and his cumulative GPA is 3.359. Each of the last two years he has been named to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Academic AllConference Team. The Academic All-Conference honor rewards varsity student-athletes who attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Derek is the son of Robert and Betsy Mayo and Andrea Matinchek. Gordon Smith of Casco graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish with a bachelor’s degree in History. Brianna Thurston of Fryeburg graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Lucas Ward of Raymond graduated in December from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management. Nicholas Quasnitschka of Bridgton and Sarah McCarthy of Sebago have been named to the Dean’s List at Norwich University (Northfield, Vt.) for the fall 2012 semester. Jessica L. Johnson of Bridgton has been named to second honors on the Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2012 semester. To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79, of a maximum of 4.3. Elizabeth Delmonico of Fryeburg was named a Cowles Honor Scholar at Elmira College (N.Y.). Elizabeth is majoring in Psychology. She is the daughter of Dennis and Debbie Delmonico. To achieve standing as a Cowles Honor Scholar, students must be members of the Class of 2013, have attended at least two terms and hold a 3.6 cumulative grade point average. She was also named to the college’s Dean’s List for the fall semester. Indigo M. James of Denmark has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Vermont. James is a junior Women’s & Gender Studies major in the College of Arts & Sciences. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Stephanie Labelle of Bridgton was placed on the President’s List at Framingham State University for the fall 2012 semester. To be selected for the President’s List, a student must have been named to the Dean’s List for three consecutive semesters. Ethan Ward of Raymond, class of 2014, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester at Assumption College COLLEGE NOTES, Page 12B

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“I have an understanding with the hills At evening when the slanted radiance fills Their hollows, and the great winds let them be, And they are quiet and look down at me,” — Grace Hazard Conkling from After Sunset, in Wilderness Songs

sleep 40 in coed rooms that each house four to six people. The Carter Notch AMC hut has been open year-round since 1972. It offers full service from earlyJune through mid-September, and limited self-service in the winter when hikers carry in their food, cook it in the hut’s kitchen and wash their own dishes. The hut master burns a fire in the woodstove from 4 to 10 p.m. daily in the winter, more than enough to warm the thick stonewalls of the hut and keep it livable all night long. Red Mac and his ghost The ghost of “Red Mac” MacGregor haunts Carter Notch Hut. Milton “Red Mac” MacGregor (1884-1976) was hired by the AMC as caretaker of the Carter Notch Hut to provide hospitality to overnight guests in 1915. Mac spent the next two years moving between Carter and Lakes of the Clouds, and from 1921 until 1927 managed the expanding AMC hut system. Peggy Dillon in her story “Slamming Doors, Cries for Help” (Appalachia, Winter-Spring 2009) recounts how the ghost of Mac visited Carter Notch hut caretaker Joe Gill one winter night in 1976. Gill was alone at the hut and was awakened by the front door of the hut and the door to the crew room banging open. The doors opened in different directions so it couldn’t have been the wind, he said. Gill woke to the beam of a flashlight in this face, but there was no one there. The flashlight was lying on the bunk across the room, turned on. He got up, closed the doors and turned out the flashlight, and went back to bed. The next morning during radio call, Gill found out that Mac had died the night before. Perhaps Mac was just visiting his old hut to say goodbye. The ghostly visitor to the hut is usually worth a story or two from the current hut master. On some dark night while everyone is tucked inside and the winds and the storm shriek around the warm hut, ask the hut master about the ghost of Red Mac! It will make for an amusing night of yarns. Mac is probably best known as the man who hired Joe Dodge, the man whose name will forever be linked to the AMC hut system. Joe is a legend in the AMC and just about everyone has a Joe Dodge story. One summer, a friend and I once knocked on Dodge’s door and asked him, unsuccessfully, for work on the AMC trail crew or as hut croo (crew). “Sorry, full up for the season,” Dodge said. “Try again next year.” We never had a chance to do so and often envy the AMC crews that we meet in the huts and on the trails. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have backpacked into Carter Notch hut for the last four winters for a three-day stay, sort of a cul-

life. The more parents engage with their children, the more they will learn. Birth to five are the most crucial years. With early education, parents provide the foundation for learning for life since at this time their brain is growing and developing faster than at any other time in a child’s life. SBES has launched the PreK Club as a support to parents. “We at Stevens Brook Elementary want to help parents help their children be as ready for kindergarten as they can possibly be! We will partner with our parents to give them all the help we can,” Principal Turpin said. Students entering school ready for kindergarten typically know: 15 lowercase letters and sounds including those in his first name; the beginning sound in words; can rhyme; recognizes numbers and quantities 1-10; counts to 20 and

copies or traces both letters and numbers. For those children who need coaching to get up to speed, parents, come on board! “We will show you how much fun you can have teaching your child these skills. That’s the essence of the Pre-K Club. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3,” added Turpin. “We are looking forward to meeting some of our incoming parents!” Childcare will be provided for children who are at least two years old. While the children are cared for, parents will be instructed, coached and supported! Participation is limited to 30 families. Session dates are: March 6, 20 and April 3, 24, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, call SBES at 647-5675. As an incentive to parents for attending all four sessions, several local Bridgton businesses have donated their services for a Last Session Raffle!

Freedom of the Hills: Carter Notch

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Carter Notch is an impressive pass tucked in between the sheer cliffs of 4,422-foot Wildcat Mountain and 4,832-foot Carter Dome. In both summer and winter, the notch has a remote and wild feel to it. Nestled in the heart of the notch is the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Carter Notch Hut, the easternmost in the AMC’s chain of eight high mountain huts. It is the oldest structure in the AMC hut system. Easiest access is via 19-Mile Brook Trail, a moderate 3.8-mile climb from Route 16 with 1,900 feet of elevation gain. A casual walk in mild weather, in winter it will take most of a day to lug your gear and food to the hut’s welcoming door. Well stocked with stoves, pots and pans, games and books, it offers refuge from the frigid winds and the foreboding landscape. The hut is located next to Upper and Lower Carter Ponds, small glacial “kettle holes” formed when blocks of glacial ice slowly melted. In the summer, I have had several pleasurable evenings fly fishing for brook trout in the lakes. In winter, the lakes are frozen and are the source of water for the hut through a hole cut in the ice. Carter Notch was first mentioned in an 1853 article in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine, and by 1870 a hunting camp was established there. When the AMC was formed in 1876 it developed a permanent camp in the notch for hikers, hiring Jackson, N.H., guide Jonathan G. “Jock” Davis, to do so. By 1877, a log and bark structure was built that included both an open and enclosed shelter, but this burned down in 1892. It was replaced by a small log cabin in 1904 and was used by the fire warden who manned a tower atop Carter Dome. A larger 18’x40’ stone hut replaced the log cabin in 1914, patterned after the Madison AMC hut. C.E. Buzzell of Randolph built it under the first permit granted by the U.S. Forest Service for a permanent structure in the recently formed White Mountain National Forest. In 1930, a wood extension was added to provide more kitchen and crew space, and two freestanding bunkhouses and new outhouses were added just uphill from the hut in 1962 and 1963. The two unheated bunkhouses can

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Heavy snows nearly bury the Carter Notch AMC hut most winters. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) mination of a season of hiking the hills. On snowshoes the 3.8-mile long 19-Mile Brook Trail is a good workout. It is always a joy when we reach the height of land overlooking the lakes, and even more to make it to the hut, especially if the winds are howling and weather is doing its worst. The hut master is on hand to heat the hut (from 4 until 10 p.m.), but winter hikers have to bring in their own food, cook it, and clean up afterwards. The bunkhouses are unheated, so good sleeping bags are a requirement. There are rock caves to explore in the nearby Ramparts, and a side trip to Carter Dome is usually in the plans, as well. Hike facts Carter Notch in Coos County, Bean’s Purchase, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate Hiking distance: 3.8 miles to Carter Notch AMC Hut Hiking times: 3½ to 4¼ hours to hut depending on snow conditions Elevation: 3,288 feet Vertical gain: 1,900 feet Coordinates: 44° 22’ 00”N 71° 12’ 55”W Topographic Map: USGS Carter Dome 7.5-minute quad Directions to the trailhead: Heading north on NH Route 16 from Pinkham Notch, the trailhead parking for the 19-Mile Brook trail is located on the east (right) side of the road, about 1 mile north of the Mount Washington Auto Road. Trail information: The 19Mile Brook Trail follows the brook at a moderate pitch for 3.8 miles to the Carter Notch AMC hut, gaining 1,900 feet in elevation. At 1.2 miles, the trail passes a dam in the brook that used to provide water to the Glen House (The Aqueduct Path used

to connect the dam and the Glen House — this 0.9 mile trail is now discontinued). At 1.9 miles the Carter Dome Trail diverges left from the 19-Mile Brook Trail. It is a steady, moderate climb to the height of land where the Wildcat Mountain trail diverges right and the trail to the Carter Notch Hut goes left, down a steep pitch to the lakes and then the hut. According to Walter Collins O’Kane (Trails and Summits of the White Mountains, 1925) the 19-Mile Brook Trail passes the remains of two old logging camps — one about .75 miles upstream of the dam, and the other about a mile upstream from the Carter Dome Trail junction and 0.5 mile before reaching the height of land. The remnants of the old haul road used to bring materials in to the hut when it was built in 1914 runs parallel to 19-Mile Brook on the west side of the stream. The entry is gated and it is not accessible for hikers. What to bring: Staying overnight at Carter Notch AMC Hut bunkhouses will require reservations through the AMC system, a winter sleeping bag, toiletries, and food. In winter, bring snowshoes, good boots and snow gaiters, clothes (hat, gloves, jacket) suitable to the season, microspikes, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Up next: The next hiking column will be on Doublehead Mountain in Jackson, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.

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CASE SOLVED — Lake Region Vocational Center law enforcement students Adam Mowatt and Nicole Conley were able to piece together information and determine who had struck LRVC instructor Tami Prescott’s vehicle at a local hardware store.

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Carter leads Laker rally Laker tourney preview (Continued from Page B) opponent. The Falcons have won six straight games — all against non-playoff teams. Their last loss was a 52-39 decision to Gray-NG. On the other hand, Maranacook would bring somewhat of an uncertainty to the table. Playing against Eastern foes, the Black Bears returned eight starters and won 11 games, including a 61-53 victory over Leavitt. The Bears lost their regular season finale to Gardiner, 56-44. What to watch for: Regardless of opponent, the Lakers will try to create chaos with their full-court pressure. The Lakers tallied 146 steals with guards CeCe Hancock (39) and Sydney Hancock (32) leading the way. If teams break the pressure, they then must contend with center Tiana-Jo Carter, who has been a “difference maker” at both ends of the court. “T” blocked 66 shots, while also recording 37 “tips.” She led the team with 167 defensive and 151 offensive rebounds. With their line-up finally gaining good health, the Lakers have also seen their offense pick up momentum, coming at the expense of

the league’s contenders — Greely, York and Gray-NG. Carter and Kelsey Winslow lead a balanced attack, averaging 12.13 and 12.06 respectively. CeCe Hancock, who has put together a solid rookie year with a team-high 55 assists, is average 8 points per game, while Sydney Hancock, who asserted herself on the offensive end down the stretch after recovering from a leg injury, is averaging 7.13 ppg. She had 43 assists. LR has also received strong play from Sarah Hancock (5.25 ppg and 27 assists) along with Savannah Devoe (64 rebounds). Next up: The semi-finals will be played Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center against the #5 Greely/#12 Falmouth vs. #4 Leavitt quarterfinal. Tickets: Adults $8, students $5.

Adaptive Ski benefit Saturday at Highlands A soup, skiing and snowshoeing benefit for the Adaptive Ski Program at Shawnee Peak will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. For a $10 donation participants receive: 8.5 miles of free ski trails, a choice of soups, rolls, roasted marshmallows, drawings for day passes to Shawnee Peak and more. Hot chocolate and water will be available. Equipment not provided. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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(Continued from Page 11B) (Worcester, Mass.). To make the Dean’s List, Assumption students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Eliza Foster of Raymond, who is majoring in Biology, was named to the Elmira College (N.Y.) Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

(Continued from Page B) everyone that has gone through the program — has bought into the fact that no one plays harder than we do for 32 minutes. It’s not 6 minutes. It’s not 16 minutes. It’s 32,” LR Coach Paul True said. Effort and emotion brought the Lakers back. Defensively, the Lakers picked it up a notch and created turnovers and tempo over the final 4 minutes of the third quarter. Sarah Hancock swished a mid-range jumper, Sydney Hancock rolled in a soft flip shot in the lane and Winslow out worked Gray’s frontline to haul in an offensive rebound and scored on a follow-up. Like that, the Lakers were down just 36-34 entering the final eight minutes. Those 8 belonged to the Lakers, at both ends of the court. Senior Savannah Devoe made just one shot on the night, but it proved to be a game changer. Devoe drilled a 3-pointer to start the final quarter, triggering a 7-0 run to put her club ahead 41-36. “One of the successes tonight was going with a little bigger line-up. I’ve been getting on Kelsey (Winslow) and Savannah (Devoe) a little bit about attacking and getting to the rim. Savannah answered the call. The shot she hit was just awesome. She just caught and shot without thinking about it. Huge moment for a senior,” Coach True said. “You never know when opportunity is going to knock on your door. We stress every day that you need to prepare to open that door. Tonight, Savannah did that.” Gray-NG was held scoreless for the first 3 minutes until Valente drained a straight-away trey. The Patriots struggled mightily against an aggressive Laker defense, which did not allow another G-NG field goal until 9.5 seconds left in the game. Meanwhile, that same LR aggressiveness was seen at the other end as Carter, Winslow and Devoe pounded the boards to gain their team second and third shot opportunities. Carter had six rebounds and three blocked shots. “Coach keeps emphasizing to Kelsey and I that we need to make strong moves to the basket and go into defenders. We tend to fade away too much. I think we’re improving,” Carter said.

SUPPORT OF LAKER BASKETBALL RECOGNIZED — Whit Lesure, whose son Jack is a member of the Lake Region High School boys’ basketball team, was named this year’s recipient of the Bill Shane Award in recognition of his support of the Laker hoop program. Lesure, who is the head basketball coach at Bridgton Academy, was recognized last Thursday during Senior Night. He is pictured here with LRHS head boys’ basketball coach J.P. Yorkey. Carter came up with a huge offensive rebound off a missed foul shot. Her score made it 4439. The Patriots then tossed the ball away. Carter again came up with another offensive rebound off a missed foul shot, and connected on a pair of free throws to put the game on ice. “It (our defense) wears on people. We know that the game is full of ebbs and flows. We will have opportunities that we can put some points up on the board quickly. The kids just fight — fight the whole time,” Coach True said. “I thought everybody did a great job maintaining their composure. We went down 11 or 12 at one point. There was no panic. We didn’t start doing things that we’re not accustomed to do. Kids showed a lot of poise.” Carter felt the hard-fought game fully prepares the Lakers for the upcoming tournament. “I don’t think we ever like being down, but it can be a good

thing because it made our teamwork harder. It made us aware that we just can’t enter a game and think we have it won. We need to put all our effort into it — each time we’re out there,” she said. “I love that everybody is into the game. We’re almost healthy, and if we keep playing the way we have been, we’re going to do great in the tournament.” Coach True shares that optimism as the Lakes prepare for their quarterfinal game this coming Tuesday. “I really feel good about our mindset and our health right now. At the same time, we’re not satisfied with what we’ve done to this point. I am looking forward to the tournament,” he said. “The kids know better not to be overconfident. That’s not what we’re about. We want to make each other better every single day. If we continue to approach our business that way, then I am

going to be very satisfied.” After a long, grinding season that saw the Lakers battle injuries, it is time for a little rest and relaxation before it is back to work to defend the West title. “We’ve gone back and forth on this for the past two weeks, and believe that a little rest and relaxation will do this squad some good,” Coach True said. “We have plenty of leadership on the team that we’re not going to have any letdowns.” For the Lakers, Winslow scored 10 points, Sydney Hancock had 9 points, Sarah Hancock 3, Miranda Chadbourne 2 and CeCe Hancock 2. For Gray, Cote, Dehetre and Stephanie Greaton each had 8 points, Valente 6, Julia Martell 4, Sammie Wilkins 3, Zoe Adams 2, Grace Ferguson 1. Rebounds: LR 36, GNG 19. Free Throws: LR 7-12, GNG 6-12. Turnovers: LR 11, GNG 17.

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