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February 23, 2012

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DEP admits error, will honor voters’ decision

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Even though officials from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection have admitted they made an error in evaluating minimum lot sizes in the General Development II District, an appeal to the DEP is still something the town will move ahead with anyway, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said late Wednesday morning. “We’re still going to file the appeal, at this point, because we feel strongly the appeal is necessary to preserve our ability to provide justification and, therefore, respond to what the Attorney General’s Office opinion is regarding minimum dimensional requirements for the General Development II District,”

Cross to remain on Hill

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The cross will stay on Hacker’s Hill, even after the land is purchased and preserved for the public. “This is the victory for those who care about the cross,” Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) Executive Director Carrie Walia said. “We made a deal with the state (Land for Maine’s Future) that the cross can stay, but everything else must go,” Walia told the Casco Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. LELT is heading the fundraising drive for this spring’s purchase of the Hacker’s Hill land for continued public

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Crystal, Long Lake concerns

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Both of Harrison’s lakes, Crystal Lake and Long Lake, are of high concern for water quality, and Island Pond rated in the moderate/high category in last year’s water quality testing done by Lakes Environmental Association, selectmen learned last week. Of greatest concern is Crystal Lake, the LEA’s Colin Holme told the board. “There’s been a long, slow decline in water clarity in Crystal Lake,” he said. “It’s on our watch list.” The high degree of concern category is reserved for lakes that routinely show signs of phosphorus recycling, where fishing is regularly impacted by oxygen depletion or have had algae blooms in the past. Of the 37 lakes tested by LEA in western Maine, 11 rated a high degree of concern. These were: Adams Pond, Beaver Pond in Bridgton, Cold Rain Pond, Crystal Lake, Granger Pond, Highland Lake, Jewett Pond, Long Lake, Middle Pond, Moose Pond (Main) and Sand Pond. Holme said Crystal Lake’s Secchi disk reading average was 5.8 meters, down from the long-term average of 6 meters. “Crystal Lake’s deep, welloxygenated water column is good for the lake’s cold water fishery, however consistently declining water clarity readings are a major concern,” states

Berkowitz told The Bridgton News Feb. 22. The DEP has admitted it made a mistake evaluating the town’s proposal for calculating minimum lot sizes in the GD II District comprising the southerly side of Pondicherry Square on either side of Stevens Brook. DEP Shoreland Zoning Coordinator Mike Morse said Tuesday he is writing up a corrected order this week, which still must be signed by the commissioner, which restores the “5,000 square feet or 1,000 square feet per bedroom, whichever is greater” language that was approved by voters on Dec. 13. Meanwhile, Avesta Housing, Inc.’s Bridgton Project Manager, Matt Peters, said Tuesday the agency has put off its first appearance before the Planning Board

until April 3, in part because “We are trying to reconfigure the building to allow for future construction of commercial space.” The affordable housing developer has contracted to redevelop the former Chapter 11 property in the GD II District into a 21-unit housing complex for the elderly and disabled. Peters said the complex itself will not have commercial space on the ground floor, but that Avesta is sensitive to the town’s desire to have the downtown property serve a mixed use. The DEP’s Morse said that after learning that the Bridgton Board of Selectmen voted last week to appeal the DEP’s conditional order, “it caused us to take a really objective reading of that (per bedroom) language” the town had sought. Initially, he said the

DEP felt that using a “per residential dwelling unit” standard would provide greater flexibility to the town and be less restrictive than using a “per bedroom” standard because a dwelling unit does not relate to a specific number of bedrooms contained therein. But Morse said the state’s Attorney General’s office disagreed, after the DEP sent the final conditional order, issued Jan. 26, to them for an opinion. “In the end, (the DEP’s conditional order) didn’t match up with the earlier intent of the town,” as explained when town officials first met with DEP staff in Portland last October to discuss the amendments, Morse said. Morse emphasized that “the DEP is not doing this corrected order for any other reason than

we need to correct an error on our part.” Selectmen agreed that the appeal would simply ask the DEP to honor the language of the Dec. 13 vote — which is what the corrected order will do. It was Community Development Committee member Mark Lopez who asked selectmen to appeal the order, saying, “Let’s see if we can get what we want — what we voted on.” He said that would be a start. But he pointed out that even with the “per bedroom unit” language restored, the Avesta project, if approved, would require far more of the town’s sewer system capacity than the 500 gallons per day the town currently allocates for the Chapter 11 property. “If we have the capacity, the (planning) board must approve

it, but guess what happens? (That capacity gets used up and) You can’t have the business development you so desperately want to attract,” Lopez said. He said he initially was supportive of the Avesta proposal because he was told by former Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian that it was going to have mixed use. “Now that’s not going to happen,” he said. Complicating the matter is a major difference of opinion over what the actual capacity of the system is. The engineer who designed the system, George Sawyer, wrote to Berkowitz Jan. 16 saying Wright-Pierce Engineers significantly overestimated the reported capacity of untreated disposal

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Shorey Park plan to be reviewed By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton Board of Selectmen voted last week to include a request from the Bridgton Community Development Committee to consider funding the Shorey Park Development Project. However, in making his motion to do so Feb. 14, Selectman Paul Hoyt clarified that he was doing it “to discuss at budget time,” when the selectmen sit down to hammer out the final budget requests. No guarantees were made, as it was pointed out the CDC’s request for Shorey Park will have to pass muster before the Budget Advisory Committee and the selectmen as all other requests for town funds must do. Set to be carried out in phases, the CDC is requesting a total of between $80,000 and $100,000 for the Shorey Park work, to be allocated in annual allotted amounts ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 over four to five years. CDC member Dee Miller told the selectmen the committee is looking into setting up a nonprofit foundation to assist with the funding, as well as possibly participating in the Community Development Block Grant program the town is already a part of — and perhaps some Moose Pond Trust Fund monies could be made available for the project, as well, Miller said. Miller went on to say the CDC would like to have the Shorey Park project included as part of the Bridgton Public Works Department’s annual budget. CDC member Mike Tarantino stated that Public Works Director Jim Kidder had not seen the Committee’s proposal prior to it being presented to the selectmen on Feb. 14. Budget Advisory Committee WHAT A GREAT DAY — Will Buehler, age 4, of North Kingston, R.I., was having the time of his member Dave MacFarland directly asked CDC member life this past Sunday on Kezar Lake at the Lovell Lions Ice Fishing Derby. (Photo by Pam Bliss of North Lovell) Lucia Terry, “Is it an environmental concern, or a financial

concern?” Terry replied, “My concern is always environmental — and the easy part of the project, the first most necessary thing, is to stabilize (it).” Bridgton Board of Selectmen Arthur Triglione Sr. asked Terry and Miller, “What are you looking for from the board this evening?” “Mostly, just really to get these words and these thoughts out to the community,” said Terry. “As far as funding — perhaps to look into funding.” Miller said, “I think our original thought was, that because this is a town park, funds that go to the Public Works Department could start to be earmarked (for Shorey Park). They’ve (the PWD) done a marvelous job (at the Park), but you can’t overcome Mother Nature. We would request money — if there is money — to work on drainage.” “That would make a start,” said Terry. “We think of it as a Public Works project — as just another step,” Miller stated. Selectman Bernie King said he had attended the previous night’s (Feb. 13) Budget Advisory Committee meeting where Public Works Director Kidder had presented his proposed departmental budget. “Jim’s whole emphasis was (on) paving roads and how very important that is to the community,” said Selectman King. “I’m going to be blunt,” Miller replied. “We don’t want to take from Public Works — we just want more (money), so Public Works can do more. We’re trying to get some soul into the budget that will help the community.” Out to bid Selectman Hoyt made it clear that he expects a request for proposals, or bids, will be sought from several planners and designers, and not just from Perennial

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — As the image of the Causeway becomes more aesthetically pleasing, Naples residents and business owners will talk about keeping up appearances. “If we put up signs, we want to keep it in a uniform way, almost like the state parks do. So, when someone drives into Naples, they will notice that Naples has its own unique signage,” said Rick Paraschak, who sits on the Causeway Renovation Committee. “Some of the Maine communities have done signage in a way to keep the character of the town,” he said.

aren’t pointing fingers at anyone, but we believe it could get out of control easy, without regulating the signs,” he said. “If someone is going to put up a sign, it has to be uniform. So, one business isn’t trying to outdo the other businesses with the biggest sign,” Paraschak said.

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‘Signs of the times’ planned for Causeway The public input meeting on Causeway signage will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29 starting at 6 p.m., in the Naples Town Office meeting room. “Nothing is in concrete. This is just the beginning of discussions,” Paraschak said. “This is the beginning of a discussion to create a sign ordinance for the Causeway, and bring it to town meeting,” he said. Paraschak added that the Town of Naples does have a sign ordinance, but the current ordinance does not address the Causeway specifically nor does it address large flags used as ”Open” signs or to display other messages.

Adding or changing a town ordinance will require the approval of voters at a town meeting. Like the construction occurring on the Causeway, setting in stone a sign ordinance is a methodical and lengthy process. Causeway Renovation Committee (CRC) Chairman, Bob Neault, described the public input meeting as a means to create self-governance among local business owners. During a recent CRC meeting, members extended invitations to both the owners and operators of the businesses — most of which are open seasonally, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.

“We have to start by including everyone that is impacted,” Paraschak said. “That is why we sent a special invite to businesses along the Causeway.” Many residents “would hate to see it get polluted with a whole bunch of gaudy signs,” he said. “It’s important to say we

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State MaineCare cuts could impact local budget By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer As quarterly property tax payments became due last week, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz told the Bridgton Board of Selectmen that, as of the end of January, the town’s “cash position was $2.77 million.” “Projecting both revenues, expenses and tax collections due Feb. 15 I have estimated our cash position to be approximately $2.294 million, plus the estimated tax collection should balance to $5.294 million dollars which will carry the town’s expenses to May 15, 2012,” the town manager said, in his report to the board Feb. 14. Berkowitz said further, “Our year to date financial picture is as follows: We are seven months into this fiscal year and the benchmark is 58.3%. We have expended some 60% of the budget and have received revenues of 58.4% of what was expected

for general revenues. The slightly higher expenses are due to the full payment of the (Cumberland) County tax in October, as well as the full payments of our property, casualty, and liability (insurance) policies. We have also experienced a slightly higher expense for winter Public Works services. We are on target, at this point in the fiscal year.” State cuts to MaineCare could impact towns The town manager said state budget cuts could impact municipalities like Bridgton, particularly in the area of health coverage for those in need. “The Governor’s budget proposals could mean that many of our folks might not have MaineCare and some of those costs might come back to the Town through added medical expenses in General Assistance,” said Berkowitz. “This is what all towns and cities are facing along with the folks who need this coverage. The Legislature is dealing with this now and we will have to await the outcome.”

Harrison contracts: Status quo

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — After getting an unprecedented amount of interest in the jobs from local landscapers, Harrison Selectmen decided last week to go with the status quo on mowing and maintenance contracts, selecting the two men who performed the work last year. Selectmen chose Arlin Bigelow and Kyle Chute to divide up work in mowing grass at town parks, the transfer station, the RADR Complex and the town’s cemeteries — with an eye toward restructuring the contracts or possibly doing the work in-house the following year and saving money. The experience of both men in having done the work before was seen as an edge in the selection, since their advice will be needed if the town decides to invest in the manpower and equipment to do the work on their own in the future.

Harrison spends over $75,000 a year on summer maintenance contracts, and Town Manager George “Bud” Finch has repeatedly stressed his mission of finding areas in the budget where “productivity improvement and cost avoidance” savings can be realized. Selectmen agreed the summer maintenance contracts could be one of those areas. Finch said the bid ranges were close among the nine persons who bid, in any case. Cemetery maintenance will need to be looked at more closely, he said, since there are perhaps 17 cemeteries in town, not all of which need to be mowed. Some need only periodic removal of brush and debris. The town doesn’t even have a right-of-way to access some of the cemeteries, he added. “A lot of these jobs have never been put out to bid,” Finch added. Bigelow, who has done the maintenance work for years for the town, has picked up duties

over the years only he is aware of, and he is nearing retirement, he added. Chute, who owns Finishing Touch Landscaping, said he has to cut through a field to access one cemetery, and a yard to access another. “I threw the map out” that he had been given of where the town’s cemeteries are located, he said. Some of the cemeteries are maintained by an association, he said. Those who bid on the contracts were TRS Timber Maintenance, Inc., of Waterford; Premier Landscaping of Naples (Brandon Chase); Four Seasons Landscape Service of Harrison (Wayne Head); Finishing Touch Landscaping of Casco (Chute); Four Seasons Maintenance of Harrison (Mike Ward); Bigelow; CPS Maintenance of Bridgton (William Keniston); Lake Region Home and Property Services of Naples (Nick Roy); and Wendall Scribner of Harrison.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — During the first decade of 2000, a trio of code enforcement officers from neighboring communities was known as the “Three Amigos.” “They were the go-to guys that you called with code enforcement questions. They were considered the ‘Three Amigos’ for the Lakes Region,” said Danielle Loring, code enforcement assistant for the Town of Raymond. With 31 years under his belt, Casco CEO Elwin Thorpe recently retired — joining the ranks of former CEOs Jack Cooper, of Raymond, and John Thompson, who served Naples.

A retirement reception will be held for Thorpe on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Casco Community Center. The event is open to the public. During Loring’s two years of employment with the Raymond code enforcement office, she recalled phoning Thorpe to clarify ordinances and to help that town with off-site jobs. “My first summer here, I called upon Elwin to go out and do inspections,” she said. “He came by, picked up the inspection forms, and went and did the inspections.” While the community next door to Casco found Thorpe’s services valuable, Town Manager Dave

Morton said he had an employee worth his weight in Spanish gold (like the “Three Amigos” would have protected.) Thorpe could be counted upon to do the job. Always willing to help out staff, the former CEO sometimes stepped into other roles, too. Thorpe was trusted as second in command. “In my absence — when I was out on vacation, or otherwise unavailable by phone, Elwin had the authority to act in my place, to make the decisions,” Morton said. “I have had great confidence and trust in him,” he said. As the sole employee in the department, Thorpe’s days were busy. He kept his thumb on the pulse of Augusta — tracking legislation that affected the construction industry. Many of his TOP POSTER CREATORS — Pictured at the Lake Region Middle School Awards Ceremony hours were spent out in the field are left to right (rear): Ernie Fields, president of the Bridgton Lions Club and Bob Hatch, doing site walks and inspections. chairman of the Peace Poster Contest; (front) Michael Bryan, Samara Morris and Emily

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BEST ENTRY — Winning Bridgton Lions Club “Peace Poster” created by Samara Morris.

Morris wins Lions Club Peace Poster Contest

Samara Morris is the winner of the Bridgton Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. An awards ceremony was recently held to honor Lake Region Middle School students for various achievements.       Bridgton Lions Club members were in attendance to present and honor the winners of the recent Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This art contest encourages young people to express their visions of peace with “Children Know Peace” as the theme for 2011-2012. Each

entry was judged by Lions members Bob Foster, Bob Hatch and Dan Macdonald.    Students created 35 entries with the following winners chosen: first place to Samara Morris; second place to Kyle Campbell; third place to Michael Bryan; and honorable mention to Emily Simkins. Samara was presented with a plaque and a $50 award for her first place poster. The other winners received certificates and monetary awards.  Lions members praised Samara for her artwork and her original-

ity. Twenty-four International finalists will be selected representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. The grand prizewinner will attend Lions Day at the United Nations and will receive a $5,000 award.   The Bridgton Lions Club thanks all the students who entered the contest and is cheering for Samara’s poster to become an International finalist. The Bridgton Lions Club plans to promote a Peace Poster contest in the fall of 2012.

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Noble House: Top Maine inn Pamela Lanier’s Bed & Breakfast Inns, a comprehensive global travel planning resource directory of over 45,000 boutique lodgings worldwide, has just announced Bridgton’s Noble House Inn as the top Maine Inn of the Year. “Inn of the Year is a great honor, and there can only be one top winner. But we all want to stay in the best inns, so how can we pull that off if the #1 Inn of the Year is on the other side of the country (or the world)? Well, we can’t move you closer to the #1 Inn of the Year, but we can tell you the ‘Inns of the Year’ that are near you,” according to the travel resource directory. “We cracked open all the votes for Inn of the Year to give you a personal look at the B&Bs that are the best of the best. And since many of you are fans of Maine for your getaways, we have awarded first

spot for Inn of the Year to Noble House Inn.” The resource guide described the Noble House Inn as follows: “With luxurious guest rooms, a great front porch and dreamy beds, Noble House Inn is located in Bridgton. What did the inngoers say? ‘Genuinely care for people’ and ‘breakfasts are amazing — fresh, organic and delicious.’ Innkeepers Rick and Julie Whelchel run Noble House Inn, which is above scenic Highland Lake in Bridgton and just off its hip Main Street.” (Online at www. NobleHouseInn.com or by calling 647-3733.) Pamela Lanier’s best-selling TALKING ABOUT STATE CUTS — Meeting for a discussion about state budget cuts to Maine hospitals were (left to right) guidebook, The Complete Guide State Representative Ralph Sarty, Rep. Paul Waterhouse, State Senator David Hasting and David Frum, president of Bridgton to Bed and Breakfast Inns and Hospital. Absent for the photo was Rep. Rich Cebra. Guest Houses International is currently beginning its 27th edition and has sold nearly three million copies worldwide.

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Cuts effects to hospital discussed

Bridgton Hospital hosted an informational breakfast session on their campus with their area legislative representatives on Feb. 3. Senator David Hastings, Rep. Ralph Sarty, Rep. Richard Cebra and Rep. Paul Waterhouse joined David Frum, president, Bridgton Hospital, Chuck Gill, vice president of Public Policy, John Ludwig RN,

vice-president of Administration, and Pamela Smith, director of Community Relations and Development, for the early morning meeting. The session was sobering and focused on the state budget process and the plan to cut $8.7 million from Central Maine Medical Center, $50 million in statewide

hospital cuts, and the growing $400 million MaineCare debt. Bridgton Hospital is part of the Central Maine Healthcare family. MaineCare currently owes more than $50 million for past Medicaid services to the Central Maine Healthcare system, growing at approximately $1.3 million a month. Frum explained to leg-

islators that Bridgton Hospital is the most cost-efficient hospital in the state, followed by Rumford Hospital (where he also serves as president), and that the Central Maine Healthcare system is the most cost efficient in the state. Cuts of this magnitude will mean significant job losses and elimination of services.

To maximize mileage driven on town time, Thorpe often did double duty — checking on road conditions for Morton. “Elwin was a great servant to the Town of Casco. He took his job to heart. He had people’s best interest at heart. He tried hard to work with people (who were in violation of ordinances). He tried hard to work with people even when folks were being difficult to work with,” Morton said. As Thorpe steps into retirement, he takes with him three decades of code enforcement experience. The town manager predicted that the other two longtimers in the code enforcement field, Thompson and Cooper, would make an appearance at Thorpe’s retirement get-together. That is — if they haven’t already congratulated Thorpe in person. “Elwin was just the epitome of a great employee. His objective was to do his job, and do the best he could,” Morton said, “and, he gave a little bit more effort no matter what he was doing.” “He worked hard. He did things well, and he wanted to do things The Bridgton Hospital well,” he said. Prescription Assistance Program was established in 2005 to assist individuals that have no prescription insurance or cannot afford to purchase their medicines. In large part, these programs CONWAY, N.H. — Camping Camping World Chairman and World, the nation’s largest RV CEO, Marcus Lemonis. “We access free prescription medicaand outdoor retailer, will be have great expectations for this tions provided by pharmaceutiopening their newest retail loca- Camping World based on the cal manufacturers. By identifytion in Conway, N.H., officially success of our current store in ing the most appropriate source named Camping World of the Chichester, N.H. I am also proud of assistance and by coordinating White Mountains. to be partnering with Trafford’s enrollment, these local resources The new Camping World, serv- RV, Darlene Leavitt and Mrs. will help ensure access to pre- ASSISTANCE PROGRAM — The Prescription Assistance Program at Bridgton Hospital is ing both northern New Hampshire Trafford. They have served this scription medications by low- run by coordinator Karen Mentus (second from the right) with the assistance of Volunteer Angels (left to right) Kappy Sprenger, Phyllis Ginzler and Helen Brown. and Maine, is located at 1571 community well for years and income residents. The Prescription Assistance East Main Street, Route 302 in we have really enjoyed both the Conway, N.H. It will encom- culture and the integrity of the Program was originally made programs including the one at possible through a grant from Bridgton Hospital. pass both a Camping World retail Trafford family.” Bridgton Hospital is pleased to store and Camping World RV Camping World offers MedHelp Maine. MedHelp be able to provide this service to Maine was awarded a $200,000 Sales dealership. Camping World unmatched selection, service, the patients of Bridgton Hospital. Maine Health Access Foundation of the White Mountains is in the and pricing for top RV manufacKaren Mentus serves as the progrant for development of comfacilities formerly occupied by turers including motorized and munity prescription assistance gram coordinator. She is assisted Trafford’s RV. towable RVs. with the help of three Bridgton The tentative grand opening Hospital “Volunteer Angels” — celebration is slated for April, Kappy Sprenger, Helen Brown 2012. and Phyllis Ginzler. Customers will find deals on For further information about hundreds of new and pre-owned , LCPC Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 4.0 cents per the Prescription Assistance RVs as well as a large product gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon Sunday. This LICENSED COUNSELOR offering of RV supplies and ser- compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per Program and/or to apply please vice. The company is looking gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline contact Ms. Mentus at 647-6048 bridgton, maine or Susan Rivet RN, specialty 207.647.3015 ellia@elliamanners.com to hire at least 30 employees price website MaineGasPrices.com clinics director, at 647-6120. TF www.elliamanners.com brochure available to increase their sales, service Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, and support needs for this local prices Sunday were 46.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day dealership. one year ago and are 18.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. “We look forward to hav- The national average has increased 17.1 cents per gallon during the ing Camping World serve the last month and stands 35.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one northern New Hampshire and year ago. Site/soil evaluation southern Maine markets,” said

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Naples: ‘Walk this way’ By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Pedestrians crossing the Naples Bridge will find the path of least resistance on the sidewalk nearest Brandy Pond. “Yeah, that is the best place to walk,” Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine said recently. In reality, the (southeast) sidewalk is permanently closed to the public, he said. With the future bridge in such close proximity to the north side of the old bridge, that walkway is now a construction zone, Goodine said. If pedestrians cross the bridge

on the Brandy Pond side, they will come to a crosswalk, which bypasses the construction zone and lands them safely on the boardwalk. “That’s how I had to cross,” he said, of this month’s phototaking excursion at the construction site of the future Bay of Naples Bridge. The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) is also encouraging walkers to use the sidewalk on the Brandy Pond side of the bridge. “Yeah, it would be better if they crossed the bridge on that side,” MDOT Resident Engineer

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – The occurrence of two shoreland zoning violations last year has prompted the Naples Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) to review ways to track tree removal in environmentally sensitive areas. Another potential change to the code enforcement office could be an increase in some permit fees that have not been raised during the past decade. The fee increases would apply to mostly items that are less than $5, are disproportionately low compared to neighboring towns, and an administrative fee attached to plumbing permits. CEO Boni Rickett discussed with the Naples Board of Selectmen two possible modifications to her department: Permit fee increases and paperwork for improvements made on properties that are located in shoreland zones. “There is no fee involved” in filling out the paperwork for shoreland-zoned property, Rickett told the board.

One Monday, Rickett handed out to selectmen a form that would allow landowners to plan and track tree removal on waterfront property. She said she had borrowed the language from other towns in Maine. “I thought this would be a good safeguard for all involved,” she said. The form would allow property owners who are trying to develop their land to interpret the Shoreland Zoning Ordinances correctly. Secondly, it would allow the Town of Naples to keep track of improvements that change property tax values, she said. “It has to do with tracking (tree removal) that is going on,” Rickett said. According to one Shoreland Zoning Ordinances, not more than 40 percent of the trees can be removed during a 10-year period. But, the town’s code enforcement department has never documented tree-removal activity, she said. The selectmen responded favorably to the new form. They voted, 3-0, to accept Rickett’s recommendation on the shoreland

Craig Hurd said. The pedestrian walkway on the Long Lake side of the Naples Bridge has been closed off to the public, he said. In addition, a series of concrete barriers will prevent any pedestrian from getting out of the way of westbound traffic. “I think they ignore the sidewalk closed signs,” Hurd said. Goodine agreed with the observation on human behavior when it comes to reading and adhering to posted signage. “Yeah, I think there is always someone who doesn’t pay attention to the signs,” he said.

OPEN HOUSE AT NEW FACILITY — Phase One of the three-year SAD 61 construction project is nearing completion. The new Educational Services Building (ESB), located behind the Lake Region High School/Vocational Center, is now occupied by the LRVC Automotive Technology Program, the Construction Technology Program, and the Co-Op Coordinator’s Office. The other half of the zoning permit form and to imple- building houses the Transportation, Maintenance and Food Service Offices with an impressive Bus ment the use of it. Chairman Maintenance Garage anchoring the building. SAD 61 students and staff would like to invite the Christine Powers and Selectman public to an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tours Tom Mayberry were absent. will be available. Selectman Rick Paraschak said he did not realize there had been no method for the town to record tree-removal activity on shoreland parcels. “Regarding this permit form, it’s a great idea. It is a step in right Notes from the SAD 61 School of participating General Mills involved in this program, check direction,” he said. Board meeting of Jan. 9: products at local grocery stores with each school’s Box Top coor“What this is doing is requirSettlement. SAD 61 reached and turning them over to local dinator. ing someone to come in and fill a settlement with certain stipu- schools, area residents helped Special service count. As of out this form,” he said. lations last April with a staff earn the following returns: Dec. 1, 2011, SAD 61 has 332 Later, Paraschak suggested the member, who had filed a comSebago Elementary: $602 this students receiving special serform be made available for down- plaint with the Human Rights year, $698 last year; vices, along with 19 additional load on the Naples town website. Commission. One stipulation was Songo Locks School: $1,024 students who are at residential “That is the key: Letting people that SAD 61 would pay $2,750 this year, $899 last year; places such as Spurwink and know the forms exist,” he said. for legal fees incurred by the staff Stevens Brook Elementary: Dodge House, reported Special Also, during Monday night’s member. $340 this year, $715 last year; Education Director Lisa Caron. meeting, Rickett pitched to the Superintendent Kathleen Lake Region Middle School: Personnel moves. Elizabeth board the idea of hiking permit Beecher said case involved two $85 this year, $86 last year. Maher was approved as a kinderfees. district employees and alleged Each box top is worth 10 garten educational technician II The end consensus: The board incidents occurred over a three- cents to the designated school. at Stevens Brook Elementary. instructed her to nail down some year period. “Both are no longer Residents can also sign-up online Stewart “Brook” Sulloway exact fee amounts. The board in the district,” said Beecher, and take part in the eBox Tops was approved as an assistant tasked Rickett with creating a fee- who was unable to discuss the program, which can earn up to alpine ski coach at Lake Region change schedule after listening circumstances involving the two 15 box tops with every $10 spent High School. her to concerns and suggestions. employees, citing confidential- shopping online at stores includDana Rand has transferred “Last year, we collected ity (personnel matter). Beecher ing J.C. Penney and Lands’ End. from a school bus driver to a $18,500 in fees. We should raise noted that as part of the settleThere is also a Box Tops district-wide facilities and food fees to help cover that depart- ment, former Superintendent Reading Room, involving Barnes service delivery technician. ment,” Rickett explained. Patrick Phillips agreed that the & Noble. With every $10 qualifyDonald Wright was laid off “Our fees have remained the district would pay the legal fees ing purchase, Barnes & Noble as a crossing guard at Stevens same since 2000; and if they were incurred by the employee who donates six eBox Tops to the Brook Elementary School, effecthe same before that, I am not filed the complaint. The bill was buyer’s designated school. tive Dec. 22, after officials found sure,” she said. not paid during the 2010 budget One can check a school’s that no students were crossing “The chimney and electrical year, so money will be taken from earnings by going to the “prog- the street at that location. permits were kind of low, and I the current budget. ress” section at the Box Tops Mark O’Connor resigned as thought the department should Box Tops for Education. for Education website. Schools Junior Class advisor at LRHS as increase those permit fees. Some Clipping box tops does raise receive checks in December and of Jan. 5. of the fees are $5 or less. Maybe money for local schools. April. Eleanor Botka and Marcia there should be a minimum SAD 61 is enrolled in the For more information to get SAD 61, Page 12A amount for permits,” she said. national K-8 program, “Box “Looking at Casco’s fees, we Tops for Education.” By clipping box top coupons from hundreds TREE, Page A

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February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A

Doris E. Leavitt

Norma E. Page

Frank A. Cetrullo Jr.

SOUTH HIRAM — Doris E. Leavitt, 82, of South Hiram, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 16, 2012 with loving family by her side. She was born in Limington on May 6, 1929, a daughter of Harold and Alberta Bangs Smith. She attended Limington schools and graduated as the salutatorian from Limington Academy in 1947. She married Carroll A. Leavitt on Aug. 30, 1947. Doris worked at Cornish Hardware for several years and later worked as a secretary for Pike, Lovejoy and Pike Insurance Agency in Kezar Falls for many years. Doris and Carroll owned and operated Village Variety in Kezar Falls for a short time as well. She enjoyed knitting and doing jigsaw puzzles in her spare time and was also known for being an immaculate housekeeper. Being a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother were most important to Doris. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Roberta Gammon. Surviving are her beloved husband, Carroll Leavitt of South Hiram; son, Robert Leavitt of Standish; two daughters, Nancy Withey of Cornish and Tracy Jordan of Cornish; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A formal graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Cornish in the spring.

WINDHAM — Norma Elaine Page, 85, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Springbrook Health Care, in Westbrook after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in East Raymond on April 4, 1926, she was the daughter of Ivory and Lillian (Hancock) Robinson. Raised in Raymond and educated in Casco, she graduated as the salutatorian of her class in 1945. For many years of her marriage, Norma worked in the fields with her husband Clyde, farming and haying. Outside of her home, she was employed in the school lunch program at Arlington School and the former Field Allen School in Windham. For 25 years, Norma was employed at the former Country Store in North Windham. She was a member of the Pleasant River Grange, as well as a lifetime member of Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. Norma enjoyed dancing on Saturday night with Clyde at the Otisfield Gore and the Buxton Grange. Her husband of 59 years, Clyde S. Page, predeceased her on Aug. 19, 2004. Two sisters, Elizabeth Jordan and Estelle Bridge have also predeceased her, along with a grandson, who died in infancy. Survivors include her four sons, Stanley Page of Windham, Stephen Page of Auburn, Sid Page of Windham and Dennis Page, also of Windham; one brother, Ivory Robinson of Naples; two sisters, Winky Hanscom and Wilma Avery, both of Casco; nine grandchildren; along with six great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial followed at Arlington Cemetery, North Windham. For online condolences, please visit www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Norma’s memory to: Maine Parkinson Society, 359 Perry Rd., Bangor, ME 04401.

Frank A. Cetrullo, Jr. 45, of Bridgton died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. He was the loving son of Louise H. (Clark) Cetrullo of Peabody, Mass. and the late Frank A. “Jelly Bean” Cetrullo. A U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, Frank was employed as an account representative for Crown Lift Truck. He is survived by his wife, Colleen T. (Gordon) Cetrullo; his children, Jenna L. Cetrullo, Joseph M. Cetrullo and Margaret J. Cetrullo; sisters Elizabeth Sigman of Seabrook, N.H., Linda Hillman of Tewksbury, Mass. and Brenda Costa of Peabody, Mass.; a brother, Charles Cetrullo of Peabody, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grandnephews. His funeral was held on Monday, Feb. 20, at 9:45 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, Mass. followed by a service at 11 a.m. at the Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake Street, Peabody. Reverend Joel Anderle officiated. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com to sign the memorial guest book. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Frank A. Cetrullo Children’s Memorial Fund, c/o Saugus Bank, (Tel: 781-231-3800), P.O. Box 988, Saugus, MA 01906.

Dorothy M. Johnson SACO — Dorothy M. Johnson, 80, of Saco, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Biddeford on May 9, 1931, the daughter of Zenel and Eleanor Provencal Maksut. She was educated from Saco schools. Dorothy was known for her strength, strong will and generous spirit. She was a devoted and loving wife who enjoyed making the holidays special for her family. Her grandchildren brought her great joy. She loved to go to their school activities and athletic events. Dorothy was predeceased by a brother, Carl Maksut of Old Orchard Beach, and a sister, Marion Maksut of Saco. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Johnson of Saco; a son, Dennis Johnson of Saco; four daughters, Diana Chaloult of Biddeford, Sandra Ethier of Lyman, Cindy Cordiner of East Baldwin and Debby Campbell of Saco; two brothers, Raymond Maksut of Saco and Zenel Maksut of Nevada; three sisters, Helen Picard of Saco, Shirley Wyman of Alfred and Joan Nelson of Hawaii; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Cote Funeral Home in Saco. A funeral service was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family go to www.cotefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

Sadie E. Clemons HIRAM — Sadie E. Clemons, 94, of Hiram died on Feb. 19, 2012 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center after a long illness. She was born in Denmark on May 31, 1917, a daughter of Stephen and Etta Warren. She was raised in Brownfield and later moved to Hiram and married Roland Clemons. Sadie was a waitress and a cook at the Hiram Creamery for many years. She also worked at a restaurant in North Conway, N.H. for several years. She enjoyed crafts such as sewing and knitting, but above all loved spending time with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Clemons; her son, William Clemons; and several brothers and sisters. Sadie is survived by several loving nieces and nephews. There will be a spring graveside service at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Hiram, which will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.

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James D. Maloney CHATHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE — James Dearing Maloney, 87, of Chatham, N.H., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Jim was born in Newton, Mass., the son of James and Mary Evangeline Maloney, was raised in Dover, Mass. and resided in Needham, Mass. before retiring to Chatham in 1982. Jim served in the Navy as a gunners mate on the USS Biscayne from 1942 to 1946. He worked as a bookbinder for Norfolk County, Mass. for 35 years before retiring in 1982. He belonged to the Norfolk Lodge of Masons in Needham, Mass. and Delta Lodge AF&AM #153 in Lovell, Maine. He loved the outdoors — hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends. Jim leaves his loving wife of 63 years, Winifred Barbara Maloney; three daughters, Janice Hill and husband Barry of Oquossoc, Maine, Joyce Holmes and husband Dwight of Fryeburg, Maine, Jill Bolles and husband Bill of Middleboro, Mass.; six grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be private. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, PO Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or Saco Valley Fire Association, 148 North Fryeburg Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneral.org

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PORTLAND — Wretha P. Gee, 47, of Portland, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born on Oct. 16, 1964, in Portland, the daughter of the late Arnold D. Knight and the late Judith H. Cunningham. Wretha grew up and attended schools in Portland. She was a loving and caring person who loved her family very much and had a special soft spot for her nieces and nephews and their children, who loving referred to her as “Auntie.” She is survived by her longtime boyfriend and companion, Barry Burnham of Portland; her four brothers, Charles “Chuck” Oliver of Portland, Garry Gee of Raymond, Roy Gee of Springvale and Arnold “Arny” Knight of Old Orchard Beach; her three sisters, Trina Gee and Amy Cunningham, both of Pensacola, Fla., and Barby Macki-Saulle of South Portland; as well as several aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Avenue, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Wretha’s guestbook. Providing

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DEEP RIVER, CONN. — Calvin Cutler Coburn passed on Feb. 14, 2012, at his Deep River, Conn. home. Mr. Coburn was born in Springfield, Mass., on April 9, 1937, the son of Alice May (Gillis) Coburn and Stuart Finney Coburn. He was a financial advisor and Branch Manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons and later for UBS Financial Services. Mr. Coburn moved to Conn. in 1983, where he built an A.G. Edwards office, first in Essex, Conn., then in Madison, Conn. Before moving to Conn., Mr. Coburn lived in Holyoke, Mass., where he served his community as Treasurer of the Connecticut River Watershed Council; as a member of the Holyoke Conservation Commission, and as a director of the Therapeutic Equestrian Program Endowment Fund. Captain Cal, as he was known by his friends and family, was an accomplished boater, waterman and loved saltwater fishing. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting, both in Maine and Canada. He was an adventurer and a world traveler. As a conservationist, Cal developed wildlife sanctuaries on his properties in Maine and in Conn. Cal is survived by his wife Lynn Coburn; his son Christopher Cutler Coburn and his wife Sandra Coburn of Sebago, Maine; daughter Theresa Alice Coburn of Portland, Maine; and daughter Shari Lynn Coburn and her partner Suzanne M. Vogel of Gray, Maine. Cal has three grandchildren: Stuart Calvin Coburn, Karah Christine Coburn and Christopher Finney Coburn, all of Maine. There are four surviving siblings: sisters Lois Hoch and her husband Bud Hoch of Waldoboro, Maine; Fern Skellings, also of Waldoboro; Joan Bruso and her husband Richard Bruso of Chicopee, Mass., and a brother, Robert Coburn of Daytona Beach, Fla. Private memorial services in Maine and Conn. will be held in the spring. The Coburn family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Cal’s memory be made to Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355-0990, or to the Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology (ECHO) Foundation, 330 Washington St., Suite 220, Norwich, CT 06360. Arrangements by Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, Centerbrook, Conn. To share a memory of Cal or leave a condolence for his family please visit www.rwwfh.com

Joseph Zupokfska

AUBURN — Joseph Zupokfska, 68, of South Paris died peacefully Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Hospice House with family lovingly at his side. “Joe” was born June 26, 1943 in Roxbury, Mass. He was a self-made man and successful entrepreneur. He worked as a structural steel sandblaster and painter for 30 years and served as a supervisor and steward for Local 691 out of New Bedford, Mass., working on landmark projects such as the Bourne, Sagamore and railroad bridges, water tanks and radio towers. He later owned and operated a federally-licensed farm in Carver, Mass. He moved to western Maine in 1986, alongside his wife, Eleanor, and pursued real estate development, building, renting and selling homes. He was a unique personality. He was a maverick in all his life’s pursuits, both personal and professional, but his greatest joy and accomplishment was his large loving family. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eleanor (Cole) Zupokfska; a son and five daughters, Leon Zupokfska of Londonderry, N.H., Carole Barrett of South Paris, Lisa Simpson of Waterford, Joelle Ray of Raleigh, N.C., Sherry Zupokfska and Rebecca Zupokfska, both of South Paris; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son, Eric James Zupokfska; and his sister, Dorothy Zupokfska. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to: Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

Marguerite H. Costello SOUTH PORTLAND — Marguerite Hendrick Costello died at home on Feb. 21, 2012. She was born in 1922 in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of Harold Arthur and Marguerite Knapp Bond, and studied journalism at Edgewood Park, Briarcliffe Manor, N.Y. In 1947, she and her first husband, Arthur Hendrick, moved to Kennebunkport where they raised their four children. She was a member of the South Congregational Church. After serving for eight years as assistant editor of the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, she became editor in 1979. During her tenure as editor, the newspaper was named the best weekly in the country, and in 1981, the best in New England and in Maine by the New England Press Association. Peg was a strong and skilled advocate for ecology and conservation. Her reporting helped passage of the bottle bill, the campaign for antiphosphate legislation, and many other causes. While at the Star, she also wrote the popular ‘Peg Board,’ the first column many readers turned to every week. Peg leaves her husband and love of 45 years, Hugh Costello of South Portland; and four children, Shirley Hendrick Hale of Center Lovell, Ruth Hendrick Wentzel of Topsham, Margaret Dean Hendrick of Center Lovell, and Arthur J. (Rick) Hendrick of Falmouth. Survivors also include six stepchildren, Kevin, Brenda, Mark and Justin Costello, Katherine Malone and Maureen Costello Anderson; four grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and four great- grandsons. Always young, Peg was a unique, brave, and beautiful presence in the lives of those who knew her, and will never stop being missed by those who did. At Peg’s request, there will be no funeral service.

Hazel J. Durfee BRIDGTON — Hazel Janet Manchester Durfee, 91, of Bridgton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Bridgton Health Care Center with family and friends at her side. She was born in East Fryeburg on July 23, 1920, the daughter of John and Nellie Parker Manchester. She attended schools in East Fryeburg and Fryeburg Academy. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Aldana R. Durfee; son Dana Marvin Durfee; sister Shirley Malone; and a brother Norris Manchester. After living locally through the late 1950s her family resided in Rockland Co. N.Y. until returning to the area in the late 1970s. Hazel served in the past as secretary for the ladies guild of the First Congregational Church, and also donated her time at the Bridgton Hospital’s Thrift Store and their coffee shop, earning special recognition for 100 hours of service. She was a member of the New York State Covered Bridge Society. She loved playing the game of Yahtzee and was an avid baseball fan, enjoying both the Red Sox and Yankees. Her endearment to Eli Manning brought a big smile when the Giants won this year’s Super Bowl. Hazel will best be remembered for her beautiful smile, along with her genuine warm and caring love for life that touched all along her path. She will leave an immense void in the lives of her loved ones. Hazel is survived by her nine children: Roberta and husband Tod Yates of Dayton, Ohio, Sandra Huntress of Bridgton, Rodney Durfee of Lantana, Fla., Donna Fitch of Bridgton, Linda and husband Larry Schott of Pine Bush, N.Y., David Durfee and wife Joann of Highland Falls, N.Y., Clifford Durfee and wife Carol of Congers, N.Y., Danny Durfee and wife Jessica of Middletown, N.Y., Jody and husband Lee Cooper of Wheeling, Ill.; a brother, Clifford Manchester of Ithaca, N.Y.; a sister, Reta Lander of Bridgton; 28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Forest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton, date and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com


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SCARBOROUGH — Karl David Kraul (Chip) passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2012, with his sister Brenda by his side. Chip, as he preferred to be called, was born in Portland on Dec. 2, 1963, the son of Karl H. and Sandra Bouthiet. At the age of 14 he was injured in a swimming pool accident that left him a quadriplegic and he spent the rest of his life in a wheel chair. This never stopped Chip and despite his challenges, with a positive attitude and infectious smile he returned to Jack Junior High where they dedicated the 1979 yearbook to him. He then went on to graduate from Falmouth High School and Andover College. After graduation Chip worked for Unum Insurance for 10 years and lived independently in his own apartment. Chip was frequently asked to assist or mentor people that were newly disabled. This was something that he always accepted with a positive attitude and helped numerous people to positive and productive lives. Chip liked to party with his friends and in his younger years his van, Vantasia, could be seen at concerts and Old Orchard Beach. Chip enjoyed many hobbies including playing cards with his special friend Barb Luther, watching the Blue Angels, sports, reading and listening to music. One of Chip’s favorite places was Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine. It was here that he made lifelong friendships and remarkable memories. Whether it was playing cribbage, singing (well done) Karaoke, a midnight trek to the athletic field, hanging out with friends, enjoying his favorite beverage or soaking up the sun, causing a little mischief or swimming and boating in North Pond. Chip’s time at camp was special and well-spent. Chip touched everyone at camp with his humor, his genuineness and kindness. He made everyone feel at ease and always brought a smile to the people he interacted with, earning him the nickname Karl David Kraul (Chip) the Prince of Pine Tree Camp. His other family of friends was at Seaside Nursing facility where he resided most recently. A lifelong resident of Portland, he would drive his motorized chair all over the city and would stop for barbecues at his sister’s house or cruise the boulevard with friends in tow. He appreciated everyone for who they were and it was evident by the number of friends and visitors that he had. Karl David Kraul is the last of the Kraul legacy that started with his great-grandfather coming from Curland, Russia. All were named Karl with a different middle initial. He was predeceased by his father, Karl H.; and his grandparents on both sides. He is survived by his mom and dad, Sandra and Donald Bouthiet of Hollis; sisters, Donna Poole of Naples and Brenda Makela of Portland; six nieces; two nephews; along with many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Chip was fully in charge of his destiny and per his request he enrolled in the Anatomical Donor Program at UNE, were he will continue to help others learn and grow. There will be a celebration of life at a later date when his friends from Pine Tree Camp and Seaside Nursing Facility can be there. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: The Chip Kraul Scholarship Fund, Care of Brenda Makela, 23 Olympia St., Portland, Maine 04103.

Oxford County arrests

The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris: Kristy E. Sinclair, 32, of Naples, at 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 4 in Naples by the Maine State Police for one count each burglary and theft. Jacob Roy Hill, 22, of Waterford, at 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 8 in Waterford by the Department of Probation and Parole for violating a condition of bail. Susan Alane Sinecio, 41, of Lovell, at 4:12 a.m. on Jan. 14 in Lovell by the Maine State Police for assault. Daniel R. Valley, 24, of Porter, at 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 22 in Porter by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for terrorizing, disorderly conduct and criminal

trespass. Wayne Bridges, 42, of Fryeburg, at 10:44 p.m. on Jan. 22 in Fryeburg by the Fryeburg Police Department for two counts of failure to appear in court. William G. Littlefield, 34, of Rockland, at 4:40 p.m. on Feb. 3 in Porter by the Office of Probation & Parole for a probation violation and failure to pay fines. Matthew Justin Lajoie, 27, of Porter, at 3:25 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Porter by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for burglary, domestic violence assault, aggravated criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Corey Joseph Warren, 26, of Fryeburg, at 7:59 p.m. on Feb. 6 in Fryeburg by the Office of Probation & Parole for a probation violation.

New CHOICES members elected

Recently, several new members were elected to the Board of Lake Region CHOICES, the program that succeeded the DARE program in SAD 61 school system. CHOICES, which stands for “Community Helping Officers In Cooperation with Educators and Students,” provides a trained officer who teaches classes in making good choices, dealing with bullying, and how to avoid problems with drugs and alcohol, also coordinates several other community activities which help children, the schools, and the justice system work together. New board members are: Tina Axtman, an employee at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Bridgton and a longtime leader of the

local Boy Scout Troop; Shawn McDermott, formerly with the Westbrook Police Department and now the instructor of the Law Enforcement Program at the Lake Region Vocational Center; and Claire Schroeder, CPC program coordinator at the Opportunity Alliance in Portland. Currently, CHOICES classes are being held at all fifth-grade classes in SAD 61. There will also be the annual benefit basketball game between SAD 61 employees and area law enforcement officers coming up at Lake Region Middle School on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Woody Woodward, CHOICES secretary, at 647-5301, or contact LakeRegChoices@aol.com

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Fryeburg Police log FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from February 13 through 19, 2012: Wednesday, February 15: 2:45 a.m. Fryeburg Police assisted the Fryeburg Fire Department on Kearsley Road, after smoke was seen coming from a home’s basement when a furnace malfunctioned. Thursday, February 16: 1 a.m. A police officer responded to a disturbance on Hemlock Bridge Road, where the complainant reported being kept awake by the noise of a logging operation. The same complainant called police again at 3 a.m. with the same complaint. Saturday, February 18: 12:05 a.m. A police officer responded to a trespassing incident in which two occupants of a vehicle on Main Street were asked to leave the area. 12:40 a.m. The on-duty police officer found evidence of criminal mischief whereby several speed limit signs near the C.A. Snow School on Pine Street had been spray painted. 1:15 p.m. Richard A. Perreault Jr., 31, of Fryeburg, was summonsed for operating a motor vehicle after license suspension for being a habitual offender and failure to display a valid inspection sticker, following a traffic stop on Portland Street. Kayla S. Warren, 22, of Fryeburg, was issued a summons for permitting the unlawful use of a motor vehicle. 1:30 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment on Portland Street where a subject was allegedly being disruptive and refusing to leave. 3 p.m. A subject came to the police station to report identity theft in that someone else had already filed the complainant’s tax forms. 5:30 p.m. A police officer responded to the same apartment on Portland Street as earlier for a disturbance.

County arrests

The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Latasha Lee Harrington, 19, of Naples, at 2:38 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Naples by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay a fine. Kevin Alan Royer, 18, of Scarborough, at 11:58 a.m. on Feb. 17 in Raymond by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for criminal mischief. David Benjamin Dyer, 23, of Harrison, at 10:26 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Harrison by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay a fine and on a hold for another law enforcement agency.

BUNDLES OF WARMTH FOR KIDS IN CRISIS — Bridgton Police Department Officer T.J. Reese (right) and Sgt. Ben Moreland of the Gorham Police Department (left) receive blankets made by the Ladies of Good Fellowship at the Naples Methodist Church. These blankets will be kept in cruisers and given out by officers to kids in crisis. Additional blankets were also given out to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

On Bridgton Police blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Wednesday, February 15: 6:09 a.m. No injuries were reported when a 2001 Dodge 1500 pickup truck operated by Bradley D. Vincent, of Bridgton, struck a deer on Kimball Road. The deer ran off. 1:42 p.m. No injuries were reported when a 1996 Dodge Intrepid operated by Phyllis G. Stanton, of Bridgton, collided with a 2002 Buick LeSabre owned by Richard St. Peter, of Harrison, in the Hannaford parking lot on Portland Road. 4:16 p.m. There were no injuries reported when a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck operated by Nathaniel C. Beal, of Bridgton, collided with a 2002 Subaru Legacy operated by William A. Bearse, of Bridgton, at the intersection of Mountain Road and North High Street (Route 302). 5:27 p.m. The theft of jewelry was reported, and upon investigation Jana M. Hansen, 29, of Saco, was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Hansen was released on personal recognizance. 11:32 p.m. A domestic disturbance on South Bridgton Road was investigated. Thursday, February 16: 12:07 a.m. Lawrence P. McCarthy, 54, of Mechanic Falls, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on North High Street. McCarthy was released on personal recognizance. 7:15 p.m. Police responded to a trespass complaint on South Bridgton Road and arrested Agostino J. Samson, 26, of Windham, on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court for operating a motor vehicle after license suspension. Samson was released on bail.

Named to Coalition

Lisa Williams Ackley, staff writer for The Bridgton News, was named by her fellow members on the Maine Press Association Board of Directors Jan. 26 as their representative on the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition. The goal of the MFOIC is to broaden knowledge and awareness of the First Amendment and state laws aimed at assuring public access to government proceedings and government records. Ackley, who came to work for The Bridgton News 18 years ago this month, was elected to a two-year term on the Maine

Press Association Board of Directors, at the MPA’s Annual Fall Conference at Point Lookout Resort on October 15, 2011 in Northport. Prior to working for The Bridgton News, Ackley was a freelance writer for the Lewiston Sun Journal for four years. She served as the first administrative assistant for the Town of Durham, before entering the field of journalism fulltime in 1989. A Freeport native, Ackley graduated from Westbrook College and then majored in Mass Communications at the University of Maine in Orono.

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Friday, February 17: 9:10 a.m. Vandalism and criminal mischief was reported at a property on Wildwood Road. 9:13 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Fowler Street. They subsequently arrested Tamara C. Crosby, 25, of Bridgton, and charged her with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Crosby was released on personal recognizance. Saturday, February 18: 3:39 p.m. No injuries were reported when a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck operated by Jay Traunig, of Cape Elizabeth, struck a utility pole and went into a ditch on Portland Road (Route 302) near Ovide’s. Sunday, February 19: 12:51 a.m. Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Harrison Road (Route 117) where a female

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Regional news

February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A

Former doctor pleads not guilty

Woods Pond Watershed Survey The Portland Water District’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 23 voted unanimously to support a Woods Pond Watershed Survey with a $1,000 cash contribution and $960 worth of staff support. This is the final contribution that matches the generous support provided by watershed residents and the Town of Bridgton. Located in Bridgton, Woods Pond ultimately drains to Sebago Lake, the water supply for 200,000 people in Greater Portland. While Woods Pond’s water quality remains good, long-term test results have raised concerns about declining water clarity and increasing levels of phosphorus. Too much phosphorus can result in algae blooms, which can turn a lake green. “Disastrous blooms of this sort have already occurred in Maine lakes around Augusta and Lewiston; the Woods Pond Water Quality Committee wants to make sure it doesn’t happen here,” said the Committee’s Project Coordinator Jeff Stern. Woods Pond is one of the last lakes in the Lake Region that hasn’t had a watershed survey. The watershed survey slated to begin April 28, is being led by the Woods Pond Water Quality Committee. Partners include Lakes Environmental Association, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, Town of Bridgton, Portland Water District, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The watershed survey, which will be conducted by community volunteers trained by technical experts, will identify and prioritize potential pollution sources in Woods Pond’s 3,329-acre watershed. The survey will produce recommendations to improve water quality.

When will the ice go? By Allen Crabtree

SEBAGO — There is a new “ice out” contest in the Lake Region this year. The Sebago Community Fire Company is sponsoring a “Float the Boat” ice out contest in Sebago, and has placed a boat on the frozen surface of Chute’s Mill Pond in East Sebago. When the ice on the pond melts enough to float the boat, a red “Ice Out” flag will be raised. Whoever has bought a ticket and has guessed the date closest to the ice out will win a cash prize based on the number of tickets sold. The money raised by the fire company will be used to finish equipping a water and ice rescue

GUESS ICE OUT DATE — The Sebago Community Fire Company is sponsoring an “Ice Out” contest to raise funds to equip a water and ice rescue boat for the town. When the ice on Chute’s Mill Pond in East Sebago melts and floats a boat there on the ice, the lucky ticket holder who has guessed closest to the ice out date will win. (Photos by Allen Crabtree) boat that they have bought and donated to the town. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and may be purchased at Jordan’s Store or Four Seasons in Sebago, or from any Sebago Community Fire Company member. They are also available from the Ice Out website at: https://sites.google.com/site/ iceoutcontest/

Mail completed tickets with a check made out to “Sebago Community Fire Company” to Sebago Community Fire Company, PO Box 179, Sebago, ME 04029, attention ICE OUT. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 29, 2012. For more information, call Phil Strike, president of the Fire Company, at 671-6209.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer PORTLAND — A 50-yearold former podiatrist from Bridgton who practiced at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Center in Portland has been indicted in United States District Court on charges that he allegedly wrote more than 40 illegal prescriptions, conspired to distribute Oxycodone and committed health care fraud. John B. Perry, who is charged with one count each conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and health care fraud, as well as 43 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, at his arraignment before Magistrate Judge John Rich III in U.S. District Court on Feb. 10. The indictment alleges that Perry was a podiatrist until December 2010, and from 2009 through November 2010 he “wrote prescriptions with no medical purpose, traded prescriptions for cash and cocaine and fabricated patient charts to cover his illegal prescriptions,” U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said, in announcing Perry’s indictment Feb. 9. According to the indictment, Perry is alleged to have written illicit prescriptions for 2,780 30-milligram Oxycodone pills, 180 Dilaudid pills and 30 Xanax pills, and wrote them out at a strip club in Westbrook in Dec. 2010, as well as at bars in the Portland area. The indictment also alleges that Perry charged up to as much as $500 for prescriptions for Oxycodone.

Should he be convicted on the conspiracy charge and all but one of the drug distribution charges, Perry faces a maximum of up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine on each count. A conviction on the health care fraud charge carries a maximum of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A detention hearing for Perry was to have been held yesterday (Feb. 15) to determine whether or not he should be released on bail. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Joyce was expected to argue for no bail for Perry. Attorney Leonard Sharon is representing Perry. The case against Perry was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Department of Health and Human Services — Office of the Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the State of Maine Health Care Crimes Unit. Perry, who formerly resided in Cumberland, is being held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail.

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Credit union food pantry drive

Maine’s credit unions made a major announcement on Feb. 13 on the success of their efforts toward “thawing” out hunger in Maine in 2011 at the Thaw to End Hunger Celebration Event in Portland. At this annual event, credit unions were recognized for their success in raising the most funds ever for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, and the official, record-breaking total was announced. The total raised in 2011 was $446,929.56, an increase of nearly $45,000 over last year’s record. In addition to raising a record-setting amount in 2011, the campaign also surpassed the $4 million milestone in funds raised since the Campaign began 22 years ago. Two credit unions with ties to the Lake Region placed in the Top 25 in Total Funds Raised and Highest Per Member Contributions: Five County CU, which has a branch in Windham, and Evergreen CU, which has branches in Windham and Naples. “The generosity of the over 615,000 credit union members in Maine is extraordinary,” explained John Murphy, president of the Maine Credit Union League. “This marks the 16th consecutive year that the campaign has raised a record-setting total, and the milestone of the campaign surpassing the $4 million mark in funds raised since the campaign began — a remarkable effort in such a challenging economy.” Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised more than $4.3 million to help end hunger in Maine.

Senior volunteers

(Continued from Page A) serving Cumberland County. “And what a difference we have observed in seniors’ health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age.” Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. “The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life — they say that it’s the reason they get up in the morning,” he said. “In addition, it’s a great way for them to learn new things — whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like they’re still a valuable part of their community.” For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, please call 839-0441.

Guild Thrift Shop sale The Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, conveniently located next to Renys on Main Street in Bridgton, will be holding their popular “End of Winter” half-price sale starting Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. The sale continues through Saturday, March 10. This is followed by their popular and dramatic “Fill-A-Bag” for just $2 sale, from Monday, March 12 through Saturday, March 17. Also, starting March 5, the Thrift Shop will change to spring/summer hours and will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shop is closed Sunday. The shop will be closed Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20, and will reopen Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. restocked with springtime inventory. The Bridgton Hospital Guild Thrift Shop is a notfor-profit fundraising project for the organization. All funds raised benefit Bridgton Hospital. The shop is run by a dedicated group of volunteers led by store manager, Emily Hammerle.

Family literacy program

The Western Maine Family Literacy Program will offer a program on nutrition and health for families on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the Bridgton Public Library. Pizza will be served, and free childcare will be offered along with literacy activities. The library’s children’s section will host Nicole Carey Kilborn and Kristia Merriam, who will be available to answer questions.

CANE HOLDER — Lillian “Nana” Stata (left) was presented the Boston Post Cane on her 98th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 28. Here, she is pictured with her daughter, Linda Draper.

Stata receives Post Cane BROWNFIELD — Lillian “Nana” Stata of Brownfield received the Boston Post Cane on her 98th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Back Burner Restaurant in Brownfield.   Selectmen Erik Walker, Cynthia Willetts and Carol Brooks presented the cane to Lillian while she celebrated her birthday with friends and neighbors. When she was presented with the cane, “Nana” declared, “I’ve been to many places, but I never thought I’d be living in a log cabin on a mountain in Brownfield at my age! I’m very glad to be here — it’s a very friendly community.”  Lillian was born in Newton, Mass. in 1914 to Jack and Sarah Frost. In 1936, she married Kenneth Stata and they had a daughter, Linda. The Statas retired to Florida and traveled the world. Mrs. Stata was a church organist for over 25 years and volunteered at the local hospital and library while living in Seminole, Fla. 

The Boston Post Cane After her husband passed away, Lillian moved in with her daughter, Linda (Draper) and her husband, Chuck and their two children, Paige and Ned. Ned is now married with two children and Nana feels blessed to have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cane history

On Aug. 2, 1909, Edwin A. Grozier, publisher of the Boston Post, forwarded to the board of selectmen in 700 towns (no cit-

ies included) in New England a gold-headed ebony cane with the request that it be presented with the compliments of the Boston Post to the oldest male citizen of the town, to be used by him as long as he lives (or moves from the town), and at his death handed down to the next oldest citizen of the town. The cane belonged to the town and not the man who received it. The custom of the Boston Post Cane took hold in those towns lucky enough to have canes. As years went by, some of the canes were lost, stolen, taken out of town and not returned to the selectmen or destroyed by accident. In 1930, after considerable controversy, eligibility for the cane was opened to women as well.   The Brownfield Boston Post Cane was believed lost in a fire (as reported in the Lewiston Daily Sun on February 1985). The current cane that is used was donated by the This and That Club.

Jammiepalooza party BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Recreation is sponsoring their first annual vacation week Jammiepalooza day-long slumber party for kids of all ages on Friday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brownfield Community Center. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided for the day, which will include fun activities like indoor kickball, hide and seek, a dance party, brownie baking, arts and crafts, dress-up time and a movie with popcorn. It’s a day-long slumber party; kids are asked to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow. The cost is $10 per child; call 935-3800 to reserve a spot.

World’s Fair public supper

HARRISON — The Waterford World’s Fair will have their next public supper on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the United Parish Congregational Church at 77 Main Street (also Route 117) in Harrison. The menu will be Dana’s Famous baked stuffed haddock with potato, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, drink and a slice of homemade pie, all for $8 for adults and $4 for children under six years. For those who are not fish lovers, there will also be macaroni and cheese.

North Bridgton Library

The North Bridgton Library Mystery Book Club will meet on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The Mystery Book Club recently met on Feb. 10 to discuss the book each member read by P.D James. Since the author has written such a variety of mystery books, the discussion was very interesting and lively. The next meeting will be on March 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the North Bridgton Library. Participants will be reading any book of their choice, which takes place between 1914 and 1945. The possibilities are endless! Everyone who likes to read mysteries will like this group! All are welcome. Tot Time continues on Mondays at 10 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Knitting Circle is at 11 a.m. All levels of knitters are welcome to join. The North Bridgton Library now has Wi-Fi, computers and a laptop for patron use. Library hours are: Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays eradication of polio. from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more Today, India has been polio information on any programs, please call 647-8563. free for one year. To be designated polio free, a country must have no new cases of polio for five years. Pakistan, Afghanistan The Birth House in Bridgton is offering a new Mother-Baby and Nigeria are countries with Tea Time, an informal gathering of parents and their babies that small pockets of new cases of is designed for sharing stories, support, and information. The first polio. meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8 from noon to 3 p.m. The free gathering, which is open to the community, is an opportunity to learn from each other in the presence of a facilitator in a relaxed, baby-friendly environment. Babies and toddlers are welcome with their parents and should be supervised at all times. Light snacks and tea will be provided. In partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Maine Attorney General Arts, The Birth House will also offer free massage to postpartum William J. Schneider is warning mothers during Mother-Baby Tea Time. The massages will be offered consumers about recent reports during Mother-Baby Tea Time on a first-come, first-served basis. A of calls from individuals claim- private space for your massage will be provided. Your massage sesing to represent supplemental sion may last approximately one hour, so please plan accordingly. Childcare is available upon request.  For more information, contact health insurance offers. There are reports from Maine The Birth House at 647-5968.

Club donates to Polio-Plus

FRYEBURG — The Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area recently donated $2,000 to the Rotary International Foundation and the Polio-Plus Program that is working to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. The Rotary Club made a pledge in 2009 to donate the $2,000 each year for three years. Club President Wendell Webb recently presented a check to Sheila Rollins, Rotary district assistant governor. Rollins explained that the Polio-Plus Program is a three-year challenge to Rotarians around the globe to donate $200,000,000

toward the eradication of polio. The program is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. At the present time, Rotarians around the globe have donated $250,000,000 to the program. Two years ago, the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation challenged the Rotarians, “If you can raise the money ($200,000,000) within the three years, we will donate an additional $355,000,000.” Rotarians attained the goal. The Gates Foundation was so pleased with the effort that they have given another $50,000,000. That’s a total of $655,000,000 toward the

KEEPING THEIR PLEDGE — The Rotary Club of Fryeburg Area recently donated $2,000 to the Polio-Plus Program, a three-year commitment the club made in 2009. Pictured are Fryeburg Club President Wendell Webb making the presentation to Sheila Rollins, Rotary district assistant governor.

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February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A

Free ‘Going Green’ cooking presentation

Step aside Paula Deen. Move to be intimidating,” says Forke. over Bobby Flay. When it comes “I’ll show you a quick, easy way to learning how to cook good to prepare a nutritious meal that’s tasting, healthy food for your fun to make and eat.” family, you don’t have to watch Every participant, in addition the Food Channel. to sharing the food, will get reciJoin Hannaford’s Registered pes to take home. This is a famDietician Dona Forke for “Going ily-friendly event and kids of all Green — One Meal at a Time” on ages are welcome. The cooking Monday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. This presentation and supper will be free community event will feature held at the Fellowship Hall of a menu of fresh-cut vegetables the First Congregational Church, with dilly dip, Cabot Cheddar located at 33 South High Street, Cheese and Broccoli Soup with Bridgton. toast points, and creamy yogurt “Going Green” is sponsored with a medley of fruits and Kashi by Hannaford’s Supermarkets. Crunch topping for dessert. You’ll Though the event is free, seating learn how to prepare everything is limited to 50 and reservations Marcy Rolerson and Dan Lake on the menu, and then enjoy the are requested. To make your resdelicious meal afterwards. ervation, call the church office “Creating healthy meals your at 647-3936 or e-mail office@ Marcy Rolerson and Dan Lake of Boston, Mass. have announced family will enjoy doesn’t have bridgtonucc.org their engagement. Marcy is the daughter of Mark and Celine Rolerson of Casco. Dan is the son of Howard and Brenda Lake of Readfield. Marcy is a graduate of Lake Region High School, Colby College and Suffolk University Law School. by Virginia Staples Dan is a graduate of Maranacook Community High School, Colby College and Boston University School of Law. Bridgton Correspondent They are both practicing law in Boston. A June 2012 wedding is planned.

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Harrison VFW Ladies Auxiliary news, events Snowshoe talk, walk HARRISON — If you ever wondered what the VFW Ladies Auxiliary does, take a look the next time you drive by the VFW 9328/American Legion Post 139 on the Waterford Road. The beautiful and colorful new entryway doors, recently installed by AC Construction and painted by Craig’s Body Shop in Harrison, were paid for by several recent VFW Ladies Auxiliary fundraisers, in addition to sales of wooden carvings generously donated by Dr. Rex Martin (retired). The Ladies Auxiliary fundraising events include the ongoing Walk of Honor Project. Various sized engraved bricks may be purchased by the public, in honor/memory of a veteran or loved one and placed at one of two locations; the garden area at the post (veteran status applies) or the Harrison Town Commons. The bricks are made in the USA, sold by Morin Brick in Auburn and engraved by Moonbeam Engraving, in Levant, Maine. Additionally, anyone who would like to pur-

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chase a “pet memorial brick” may now do so. Contact Auxiliary member Muffett Crowell at 809-4605 for more information. The second annual Indoor Flea Market at the post will be held in April, with a rental fee of $10 per table. The Ladies Auxiliary’s first Business Expo will be held in June. All businesses are welcome to participate. More information on these events will be forthcoming. Monthly public suppers at the post are held on the second Saturday during April, May and June. Homemade pie sales held from June through August, ice cream sales at Harrison Old Home Days, candy sales at Christmas in Harrison and other fundraisers help with cost of renovations and maintenance of the post. Supporting veterans is a major role of the Ladies Auxiliary. More than 20 members recently purchased household supplies for 10 families of the Homeless Veterans Project. The supplies were delivered to Togus by Jim Toner, a VFW member. Members of the Ladies AUXILIARY, Page 10A

Lakes Environmental Association is offering an interactive indoor presentation and hour-long snowshoe walk on Friday, Feb. 23. Meet at LEA’s offices at 230 Main Street at 9 a.m. Free income tax preparation help is available from AARP by appointment on Thursday and

Katy Jayne and Lauren Snead

Engagement

Marguerite Beyer of South Paris and Robert Jayne and Barbara Castro of Bridgton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Jayne to Lauren Snead, daughter of Elizabeth Colburn and Daniel Porter of Portland and Jeffrey and Tracy Snead of Daytona Beach, Fla.   Katy graduated from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in 1999, and Emmanuel College in 2003 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in History. She is employed as a consultant for Leadership for Educational Equity in Portland. Lauren graduated from Deering High School in 1998, and received a bachelor’s of arts degree in Theater & Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College in 2002. Lauren is now a program manager at Creative Trails in Portland. In their free time, the couple enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking and going on adventures together.  An August, 2012 wedding is planned at The Barn at Walnut Hill in Yarmouth.

Friday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Call 647-3116 to make an appointment. The Four Square World Championships will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5:45 p.m. at Bridgton Academy. For more information, call 6478580.

Area births

Theresa M. Whipple and Andrew J. Tracy of Hiram, have a daughter, Nikelle Morgan Tracy, born on Feb. 5, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: George and Angela Whipple of Hiram. Paternal grandparents: Peggy and Stephen St. Pierre of Porter; Amy and Merle Cox of Hiram. Great-grandparents: Donnie and Sallie Gilpatrick of Porter; Marcia Whipple of Cornish; and Rita Sargent of Hiram. Jamie Marie McCurry and Aaron William Izaryk of Bridgton, have a son, Parker William Izaryk, born on Feb. 15, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Tim and Sheila McCurry of Biddeford. Paternal grandparents: John and Wendy Izaryk of Ontario, Canada. Great-grandparents: William Izaryk, of Ontario; Ethel Rapp of Biddeford; and Helen Rafter of Ontario. Faith Storey and Dillen Webster of Oxford, have a daughter, Alexis Marie Campbell, born on Feb. 10, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Alexis weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Maternal grandparents: Angela and Steve Willette of Harrison. Paternal grandparents: Nancy Brown and Anthony Campbell of Oxford.

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HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library will celebrate the beginning of the end of winter with a special Farm Storytime on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Baby goats (“kids”) from Harmony Farm in Harrison will be at the library for a special meet and greet with human kids. March writing For more information, please workshops Joan Lee Hunter will lead contact the library at 583-2970. two writing workshops at Fifth House Lodge in South Bridgton in March that are suitable for beginning as well as experienced writers. On Saturday, March 3, a one-day basic workshop titled Connecting With Yourself (Continued from Page A) Through Writing takes place He and wife Maggie were enjoying from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, a their new home on Blueberry Lane. fiction workshop entitled The He will be sadly missed. Condolences also to the family Imaginative Realm will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. For of Weldon Bracket of Bridgton. I more information or to register, had known him for a long time. He call Joan at 647-3506 or e-mail was at Microwave Techniques when her at joan@fifthhouselodge.net I worked there, and I’d known him or go to www.fifthhouselodge. and his wife through my dad earlier on. He was a very pleasant man and net it felt like you knew hem forever. He will be sadly missed by all his American/Italian friends and relatives. supper Condolences to the family of CASCO — An American/ David Black of Sebago. I knew Italian Saturday Night Supper him from when he was a teenager will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, and from playing darts. He loved at the Casco Village Church life, his family and friends, hunting United Church of Christ, 941 and fishing and of course, darts. Meadow Road, Route 121, in He will be sadly missed by all who Casco. Enjoy scrumptious knew him. American/Italian cuisine, salads, Condolences to the family of garlic bread and of course home- Norma Robinson Page of Windham. made desserts. The cost is $7 I had known her for many years. adults and $4 children. She was a nice woman who worked hard at whatever job she had, loved her family and friends. She will be Baked bean supper BROWNFIELD — A Baked missed by all who knew her.  The Red Hat Ladies of the Bean Supper will be held at the Brownfield Community Church Lakes Luncheon Group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 5 to on Friday, Feb. 24 at noon at Beef 6:30 p.m. The menu is baked & Ski in Bridgton. Remember, if beans, roast pork, salads, cas- it’s storming, the gathering will seroles, soup, homemade bread, be cancelled, so keep your fingers pies and desserts. Everyone is crossed for a good day. Bowlers are needed to help support baseball and other sports in the greater Bridgton area. Come to a Bowl-A-Thon in Westbrook at Westport Bowling Lanes next to McDonald’s on Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. Cost is $25, and there’s (Continued from Page A) a minimum of pledges per person Auxiliary range in age from to bowl. The money raised will go 17 to 83 years old. The group toward the concession stand at the holds its meeting the second Kendall and Anna Ham Recreation Wednesday of each month. Complex on Route 302 in Bridgton. Each member represents a vet- For more information, or to get eran of a foreign war. If you are pledge sheets, call Lyn Carter at interested in joining, please call 627-7380 or e-mail lync41@hotmail.com Bev Martin at 583-2232.

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“I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.” — B. B. King FRYEBURG — Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 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. Ronnie is a two-time (1997, 1999) W.C. Handy Blues Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and has played alongside such greats as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy, as well as gifted young blues guitarists who he just might pull up on stage at a moment’s notice. Ronnie considers blues guitarist and vocalist Otis Rush as having the greatest musical influence on his life, as well as Magic Sam, Guitar Slim, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery, all of whom have deeply and profoundly shaped and inspired his playing. The current and gifted group of Broadcasters, Jimmy Mouradian (bass), Dave Limina (organ), and Lorne Entress (drums), began playing together prior to the 2003 release of “I Feel Like Going On” on the Stony Plain Record label and have now released a string of successful blues albums, including the 2007 release of “Hope Radio” and the 2008 DVD release of the “Hope Radio Sessions.” Nick Adams (guitar) also joined The Broadcaster fold on “Hope Radio” with his skills on Blues for Otis Rush. Also a Broadcaster, although not appearing on an album was Dick Reed (organ). In 2008 the group celebrat-

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‘Steel Magnolias’ STANDISH — Schoolhouse Arts Center will present Steel Magnolias from April 13-29. Steel Magnolias is a comedydrama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It is written by Robert Harling, based on his experience with the death of his sister. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias, but as tough as steel.” Performances will be held April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets online at www.schoolhousearts.org

By Nicole Kilborn Special to The News ALMOST, MAINE was just that, almost, the way a play should be! I must say my enthusiasm for the show was overflowing when the lights went up and they were able to keep that enthusiasm going for most of the two hours that followed so quickly. I had imagined it was difficult for the players and all people in the show, given the fact that they had to wait an additional two weeks due to fire alarm complications at the Magic Lantern Theater. Well, I was wrong. You never knew there was anything other than the joy of performing coming from each member. I spoke with Director Rob Juergens just before the show was to start, to which he replied calmly, “I am not worried at all and everyone is just as excited now as they were then!” His background of both parents as teachers of performing arts and many years affiliated with the theatre in Windham, coupled with what seemed to be that director’s confidence, ensured me I was going to be pleased with what I was about to see. With a few minutes left before I had to take my seat, I was also warmly welcomed by two actors, who were excited to talk about themselves. Barb Stauble, owner of Greenwood Manor in Harrison, recently moved to the area from Gray and was looking for something to do in this part of Maine during the winter. She played “Hope” in Scene 7, and you would have thought she was telling you about her

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Merrill’s photography on display at Edge of Maine

BROWNFIELD — If you find yourself catching a flight out at the Fryeburg Airport, you may spot Brian Merrill circling the runway in a 1955 T34 Navy Trainer with his camera lens directed at the great beyond. Brian is an avid photographer

plying his Nikon through the countryside often on his motorcycle or in the jump seat looking skyward in search of the elusive image. As with everything modern, it’s all about the instant and digital imaging lets you review what

FRYEBURG — The Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert Series will be coming to Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 5, and on Tuesday, April 3. Both shows run from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The PSO Kinderkonzerts are recommended for children ages 3-7, but of course all are welcome! Tickets are $4 per person and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 9359232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Brass BLAST OFF! is the Monday, March 5 theme. Greetings space explorers! This is Mission Control and we’ve received a message from outer space telling us that alien life forms want to learn about music! Join the brass quintet as they travel to a galaxy far, far FLYING IN FORMATION — Brian Merrill is pictured with his large format-stretched can- away to explore the stars and planvas prints of three Navy Trainers flying in formation caught out at the Fryeburg Airport. The ets. Finding our way back home giclée printing on canvas was done at the Edge of Maine Frame & Gallery in Brownfield. to Earth may be a challenge, but

the musical clues that we discover should point us in the right direction! Buckle your seat belts as this mission will be out of this world! Then on April 3, the PSO presents, Peter and the Wolf. What happens when Peter and his friends come face-to-face with the big, bad Wolf? Find out when the PSO Woodwind Quintet portrays Peter’s adventures with his animal friends in Prokofiev’s beloved musical tale. For more information about the Portland Symphony orchestra visit www.portlandsymphony.org

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TONY'S FOODLAND is getting a NEW LOOK!

starting in February and ending in May. The storefront will be undergoing an overhaul

Over the past 8 years, Tony’s Foodland has changed dramatically. In 2007, a 2600 s.f. beverage and snack section was added to the main store. The Crazy Stallion Pizza Pie Factory was launched at the back of the store in 2010, serving slice and whole brick oven pizza. Finally in 2011, the Umbrella Factory Outlet was opened featuring wine, craft beer, clothing, gifts and tobacco products. The U.F.O. also includes Area 51, an ice cream parlor that is open year round. These changes allowed the store to offer a greater variety to our loyal customers, including many made in Maine items. With all the great changes taking place inside the store, it is fitting that Tony’s Foodland now upgrade its outer appearance as well, adding to the beauty of downtown Naples, Maine.

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you’ve shot immediately. “Nice capture” is the refrain you can hear as cast and crew huddle around the camera for a catch and release session of what occurred just moments before. Only recently has photography become considered one of the arts. So, what separates great artists from the rest of the image mongerers, you might ask? It is determined by the intrepid pursuit of perfection and in photography. It is called the “decisive moment.” In the old days, it was considered alchemy to transfer spirit into matter, but now all it takes is an iPhone. As the world spins on its axis, a photographer can freeze time for 1/500th of a second leaving an indelible record to be viewed and appreciated for the generations to come. If, like Brian, you are good at it, you will find yourself at the local frame shop putting the finishing touches on what has become a fulfilling process, a creative endeavor (see photos to the left).

SAD 72 budget schedule (Continued from Page 12A)

April 4: These areas of the proposed budget will be reviewed and discussed — System Administration (Directors and Superintendent’s Office); School Administration (Office of the Principal); All Other Expenditures (Food Service). The SAD 72 directors will approve the proposed budget, at this meeting. April 11: Regular Board Meeting — Sign Warrants. May 9: Regular Board Meeting — Public Hearing on Budget. May 24: Public Budget Approval Meeting.

Dear Tony’s Foodland – We thought you’d get a kick out of this!! Last summer a bunch of us went camping on Lake Sebago. Each morning a few of us would venture out and go to Tony’s Foodland for a morning snack. By the end of our trip everyone was getting up early to go to Tony’s Foodland. We also got ice cream and pizza from your store. It became a landmark with our group... Fast forward to this winter. A few of us pitched in and sponsored our basketball team and named the team, what else but, TONY’S FOODLAND!! Here is a picture of our team!! Maybe you hear us chant “Tony’s Foodland” 4.5 hours a way in Wilbraham, Massachusetts!! If we can pull it off we are going to try to plan a field trip, so the rest of the team can experience your store! (nuts, huh?!) Go Tony’s Foodland!! Mike Kendall and the rest of the team!

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• The last facelift was done in 1997. • Since then we have continued to make upgrades to the center...mostly things not seen by the public. • 5 years ago we added an additional 3000 s.f. to the easterly side of the center. • After the addition we started giving thought to a facelift of the center with intentions to do it in the next couple of years. • We decided to go forward with the facelift because of the significant improvements being done to the causeway. • Our facelift will also be a significant improvement. • It is our way of giving back to this community for 29 years of support. • Because of all the work that is going in to recreate the center piece of Naples (the causeway) the appearance of our center becomes much more important because it is really the first thing one will see when they come into this great town... we feel it must enhance all that is being done in the town. • We want all the citizens of Naples to be proud of our town and this too will be an important part.

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beds at the town’s two leach fields. The engineers were expected to meet this week with members of the Sewer Committee to resolve the dispute and try to come up with reliable numbers. Berkowitz said that under the “per bedroom” minimum lot size standard, “you’re actually improving the ability of our (sewer) systems to handle whatever happens” in the GD II district. Under the DEP’s ruling using the dwelling unit standard, the Macdonald family, which owns several lots in Pondicherry Square, would be able to develop seven units (either residential or commercial) on the combined 28,000 square feet, “but you didn’t cap the number of bedrooms,” which potentially could cause more of a burden on the sewer system, he said. Bob Macdonald also pointed out that his family wasn’t asked for input when town officials crafted the Shoreland Zoning amendment, yet Avesta was consulted about their requirements on several occasions. “That was a mistake,” Macdonald said. The Community Development Committee did meet with the Macdonalds after the Dec. 13 vote, and showed them a plan with 15 one-bedroom units over some commercial storefronts, Lopez said. Had the DEP known of the Macdonalds’ needs — and that the effect of the state’s language would give them only seven units — the agency might have seen things differently, he indicated. Community Development Committee member Chuck Renneker said he talked to an appraiser who said putting housing on the Chapter 11 site was the “lowest value use of that property” and would diminish the value of all Main Street commercial property. Planning Board member Dee Miller disagreed, saying mixed uses are healthy for a downtown. “People who live downtown shop downtown, go to restaurants downtown, walk the streets downtown, worship downtown. We’ve got to grab whatever chance we have to get people on our streets.” Berkowitz said the new information on sewer capacity concerns and the need to base it on bedrooms should help the town’s cause in an appeal. “The reality of pressure does come to bear on how Augusta does business these days,” he said.

GRAND RE-OPENING — The Little Mountain Store, located on Route 302 in West Bridgton, had its Grand Re-opening on Monday, Feb. 20 with a Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owners Bettye and Paul Ferland are proud and excited to be back in business after a fire in April 2011 forced them to close their store and rebuild most of the interior. Their friends, customers and the Chamber of Commerce are delighted to see them open for business. Paul is in the center of the photo holding the scissors with Bettye to his right. Stop by and say “hi” to Bettye and Paul — you’ll be glad you did.

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Point of View owner, Lucia Terry, who is among those on the CDC proposing the expansion work be done at Shorey Park. Hoyt questioned Terry about the monies that would be spent over the four to five years the project would take to be completed as envisioned by the CDC. Hoyt asked Terry, “(These yearly amounts of) $30,000, $25,000, $20,000, etc. — is it for volunteers or a business to do the work?…I’ll bottom line this — I know this (type of work) is your business — this would have to go through the bid process ­— so, is this (money) for material and volunteer labor?” “This is bought and paid for,” Terry replied. “It’s labor and product — time and materials — it would not go toward designing and planning.” Hoyt asked Terry, “Do you see where I’m going with this? I think something needs to be decided upon and put in the motion (Hoyt made) on how the funds are allocated.”

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GIVING BACK — With the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which is a year of surprises, helpfulness and generosity, Tai Chi Maine donated $1,000 to the Bridgton Recreational Department’s Scholarship Fund. Bridgton Rec Director Tom Tash is shown accepting the donation from members of Tai Chi Maine, who offer free Moy-style Tai Chi classes at the Bridgton Town Hall on North High Street. An essential part of Tai Chi Maine’s philosophy is “Giving Back to (Continued from Page A) Community,” and this gift is in appreciation for the use of the Town Hall and in support of the access. In the summer of 2011, Land for Maine’s Future (LFMF) many beneficial athletic and cultural programs, which the Rec Department provides to the compledged $225,000 toward the $800,000 goal. But, there was a catch — all religious icons had to be removed to stay on the munity. To learn more about Tai Chi Maine, go to their website: www.taichiinmaine.com straight and narrow with laws requiring the separation of church and state. The religious icons, located off Quaker Ridge on the 753foot mountain, include: A cross created when lightning struck a pine tree and a branch wedged into the trunk, a statue of Jesus and a child carved from wood, and signs for the High Country gen conditions and periodically mer and several intense storms, (Continued from Page A) Mission. the report, which is available elevated phosphorus levels in such as one at the end of July Recently, the state, Loon Echo, and the family members selling online at LEA’s website, www. the bottom waters.” when nearly three inches of the land struck a compromise: Only the cross would remain. Around half of the 37 lakes rain fell in a 24-hour period, mainelakes.org “The cross is the Hall’s primary interest,” Walia said. In Long Lake, “consistent and sampled overall by LEA in and Hurricane Irene in August. “I shared with the Halls that we won’t maintain the cross to pronounced dissolved oxygen 2011 showed “worse than Also, July was hot and was the same degree they did. They covered it during the winter and depletion in the deeper waters average” in both their clarity recorded as the warmest month shellacked it. We won’t maintain it but keep it more natural. So, is negatively affecting the lake’s readings and their chlorophyll ever at the Portland Jetport, the if the wood rots over the years, and it becomes a safety hazard, cold water fishery,” the report readings. report states, and warm condithe cross may have to be removed. And they were okay with that,” states. “During seasons with a “Unfortunately, phospho- tions are conducive to algae. she said. “Sadly, warmer and wetter late fall turnover, these low oxy- rus levels were above average “It comes down to seller’s intent,” Walia said. gen conditions are prolonged, on over 70% of this area’s conditions are what the best The Halls are the private landowners selling the 27-acre making the problem even more lakes, meaning that overall, climate models are predicting parcel known as Hacker’s Hill, which provides visitors with 360- severe.” more nutrients were com- for our region, so the negadegree views of the region’s lakes, rivers, and mountains. Last Island Pond rated moderate/ ing into Lake Region waters tive trend this past summer week in Augusta, the Appraisal Review Committee gave a nod of high concern, with a Secchi disk than usual,” the report states. could soon become the norm, approval to a valuation of $700,000 for the tract. reading of 5.3 meters, down Factors that were likely respon- unless different policies are Also, during Tuesday’s meeting, Walia discussed with select- from the long-term average of sible for these conditions were adopted to reduce carbon men the continued documentation of traditional uses on Hacker’s 6 meters, “because of low oxy- the wetter than normal sum- emissions.” Hill. The Hall family members had provided LELT with a list of the activities people have enjoyed at the popular site. As the discussion wrapped up, the board decided to advertise for the appointments of a five-person committee to review the list. Both Chairman Barbara York and Selectman Ray Grant showed interest in being involved on the future committee. good, or there is no need to University of Maine, who cer(Continued from Page 10A) The land will continue to be open to the public for hunting, Brett Spaulding and Nathan Sipe see another show again. I think tainly had a grasp on the human according to Walia. — nailed every physical acting some time spent truly digesting emotions factor, yet struggled “We allow hunting at all of our other properties, except for the part needed to portray for all of the characters and their emo- at times with the best way to downtown park in Bridgton,” she said. us the look of two people who tions would have helped some write that out in script form “The Halls have always allowed hunting,” she said, adding fall in love right before our eyes! of the performers present the for an audience to believe. This family members had bagged deer over the years. I know from experience that oftentimes difficult script, again makes it hard for even the most “In fact, during hunting season, a sign at the foot of the hill physical comedy/acting is often Mainers don’t talk much! It seasoned actors to portray deep warns visitors to not bring pets. So, hunting takes precedence harder than any other type, yet would be good to help them emotions. over other uses — in November,” she said. understand sometimes awkward Lake Region Community they showed us this with ease. Town Manager Dave Morton commented, “I saw the list was The two characters that never silences can speak volumes! I Theatre did a remarkable job all inclusive. It included some uses I didn’t know about.” spoke a word (very Maine of am sure if some of the perform- making me think and igniting Earlier in the discussion, Morton asked Walia if she was seek- them) in between each scene, ers didn’t have anything else the passion I feel for “live” theing from selectmen a list of acceptable uses on the land or a owned the stage as they came going on in their life and could atre. They also made it easier to checklist of which groups will help with property maintenance on and comically cleared all invest more time, this would sing their praises! So, I stand up Walia answered that if community members address the uses props needed in a typical old have been able to happen, but and applaud every single person, first, then people can move into discussions about the perpetual Maine couple style. I could have like all of us, they do have fami- to which it takes many for any care of the land. sworn as I watched, there was lies, jobs and other responsibili- show. I applaud you for making “We can talk a little bit more beyond the uses. The snowmobile my mother and father-in-law up ties in the community. So, I feel me want to follow you on to your club might want to maintain trails,” she said. there all bundled up “getting lucky they took the time they next show, Oliver this spring. She said one task would be establishing the protocol to man- things done” in the way a true did to put a smile on my face I want to be friends with what age booking the bigger groups that choose Hacker’s Hill for fam- Maine couple together for 50 on a cold Friday night here in seemed to be a really friendly, ily reunions, get-togethers or nuptials. Bridgton. loving family that worked hard years would do! “We don’t even own the property yet, and we are already getThe script was written by together to bring us all Almost, Now, a true theatre person ting phone calls about weddings,” she said. knows any review can’t be all John Cariani, a graduate of the Perfection…Bravo!

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(Marty) Miller were approved as co-leader writing teachers. Superintendent Kathleen Beecher informed the school board that the leader position was advertised after the budget was approved in August. Despite being posted for two to three weeks, the district failed to attract a “qualified” candidate or someone from the teaching staff. The position was advertised a second time, and “two very qualified” applicants — Botka and Miller — expressed interest. The two agreed to “share” the position. One will work at all of the elementary schools, and the other will work at the high school. They will share work at the middle school. Student on the board. LRHS senior Shelby Rider of Naples is this year’s student representative to the SAD 61 School Board.

SAD 72 schedule FRYEBURG — The Pequawket Valley School District’s (SAD 72) Board of Directors have approved their 2012-2013 budget review meeting schedule that begins next month. All SAD 72 school board meetings are held at the Molly Ockett Middle School cafeteria and begin at 7 p.m. However, informational meetings will be held at different locations (to be announced), between May 9 and May 24. March 21: Regular Board Meeting — Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald will unveil the proposed draft budget, preceded by public comment. The budget categories of Transportation, Operations and Other Commitments (Debt Service) will be reviewed. Operations includes Operations and Maintenance and Capital Projects. March 28: The following budget categories will be reviewed and discussed — Regular Instruction (Instruction grades K-8 and Instruction grades 9-12); Special Education Instruction; Other Instruction (Gifted and Talented, Co-Curricular and Summer School); Student and Staff Support (Student Support Services — Guidance, Health and Instructional Technology — and Staff Support Services — Improvement of Instruction, Library and Assessment).

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Opinion & Comment

February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Presidents’ Day

By Daniel Burnett Guest columnist Let’s skip the sad fact that Presidents’ Day is focused on car sales and mattress discounts and get to the painful truth: Too many Americans — even college seniors — don’t know about the individuals who led our nation and shaped our world. Even at our nation’s founding, our leaders knew the importance of civic education. President George Washington once said, “A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”  So, how are we doing? Probably worse than the British army at the end of the American Revolution, it turns out. Only 34 percent of college seniors from elite institutions could identify Washington as the general at the Battle of Yorktown, according to a survey by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis. More than a quarter couldn’t name John Adams as the second president. And only 23 percent of students could name James Madison as the “Father of the Constitution.” It may not be necessary for students to memorize that James K. Polk was No. 11 or that James Buchanan preceded Abraham Lincoln — to be honest, neither are likely to come up in casual conversation. But to graduate from college without a basic grasp of our history leaves us poorly prepared to face America’s many challenges, not to mention the fact that it is a tragic slap in the face to the men and women who formed America, and defended her since. It’s not just the founders who remain strangers to many of today’s students. Only 53 percent identified Theodore Roosevelt as president when America acquired the Panama Canal. Worse, just 22 percent could identify the phrase “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” as part of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. What is happening at our colleges? It’s called a serious case of academic irresponsibility. Students and families are paying more and more — tuitions have more than quadrupled in the past 25 years — yet colleges are failing to provide our

students with the educational foundation they deserve and our country needs. A nationwide study of more than 1,000 colleges and universities, “What Will They Learn?” (www.whatwilltheylearn.com) found that 80 percent of our colleges don’t require students to take even a single foundational course in American history. About 85 percent don’t require students to study foreign language. And despite the state of the global economy, an unbelievable 95 percent of colleges don’t require even a basic economics course. Without a strong educational foundation, how can the leaders of tomorrow set the course for our future? Too many of today’s graduates are far more likely to be familiar with Snooki than Socrates. Lady Macbeth has receded into near oblivion as Lady Gaga takes center stage. And a very disappointing Google search will find over 400 million hits for performer Nicki Minaj — more than 10 times the number of hits for Thomas Jefferson. Employers are noticing these skewed priorities. Fully 87 percent of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of students’ educations in order for the United States to remain competitive globally, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. This all comes at a time when the Pew Research Center says young adults are suffering larger income losses than any other group and that they’re less likely to be employed than at any time since World War II. But don’t ask college seniors about World War II either. Though so many can describe the Occupy Wall Street movement in impassioned detail, many aren’t so knowledgeable about Hitler’s occupation of Europe or the threat to freedom our armies defeated. It’s time our colleges and universities got their priorities straight. They’re simply not doing an adequate job of preparing the people Washington called “the future guardians of the liberties of the country” when 40 percent of college seniors can’t identify the Constitution as establishing the division of powers between the states and federal government. President Washington, we’re letting you down. Daniel Burnett is the press secretary at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a higher education nonprofit committed to academic excellence (www.goacta.org).

HOMESCHOOLERS AT THE HOUSE — State Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples) and Naples homeschool students and their parents gathered on the grand staircase in the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 9. During their time in Augusta, the group toured the State House, as well as the Maine State Museum. Rep. Cebra was delighted to have these constituents as his guests for the day, and he wishes to extend an open invitation to all residents of District 101 to visit him over the coming weeks while the Legislature is in session. Pictured, top row (from left to right): Malia Marstaller and John Martin; (middle row) Kathy Martin and Myra Marstaller; (bottom row) Ty Martin and Rep. Cebra. (Photo by Caitlin E. Chamberlain)

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Urban green living By Jen Deraspe

Life presented me an invitation to winter in California. Yes, it happened and I write you from Culver City. Who knew? Part of the impetus behind my hiatus from Denmark was to see if I could leave my Pleasant Mountain off-the-grid lifestyle and still have her spirit in me, finding a way to adapt with ease in an urban environment. Could I live the green lifestyle that I had grown to know and love, and live peacefully and simply amidst the contrast? How could I slide into a conventional dwelling and still be in alignment with what I value in the way of green living? The first uncomfortable moment came through the builtin garbage disposal. The voice of those units claim that it keeps added trash from the waste stream.

THANK YOU! Where to begin when I have so much to say and ‘Thank You’ doesn’t seem adequate? I have been coming to Maine since I was young and I loved it here — always because of the great people who live here. In August, I wasn’t feeling well and a large tumor was discovered and removed. I had a rare cancer — Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma. After the surgery, everything seemed to go downhill until I saw the pictures of all the people who had gone to the benefit supper. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there as I was once again in the hospital. Reading all of the many messages that were sent to me boosted my morale BIG TIME! To those who attended the supper, to those who sent donations and to those who contributed to the dinner and to the silent auction — THANK YOU, THANK YOU — all was greatly appreciated. To my family and closest friends, you mean the world to me and I want to THANK YOU for all of your support during my illness and for the tremendous effort to make the benefit dinner a success. During hard times and illness, there is nothing like family and friends.

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My mind could not follow that line of thinking since the “garbage” put down the “disposal” was only food scraps, veggies, fruit peelings — that is compost material. I can’t see adding solids to the water treatment plant, mixing with all the other things we flush and send down drains that end up in mysterious places I know not of. The garbage disposal led me to find out more about city composting options. Our apartment building is not paying for curbside composting, which is available for $35 a month. (How great is that?! Curbside composting!). The owners for the building complex are not willing to pay for composting. I have looked into a host of options and settled on a quick fix. I confess, I have resorted to illegal composting activities. I noticed many residents around have the huge green bin filled with yard “waste” and compostables. Prowling around the neighborhood, compost bucket in hand, I moved quickly and stealth-like, dumping my refuse in others bins as quietly as I could. I spread the love, switching sites often, hoping to avoid an uncomfortable conversation or unexpected meeting at their bin. It’s very satisfying to see my coffee grounds, juicing fibers and food scraps lay to rest atop their palm leaves, grass clippings and coconut shells, even without per-

JEN DERASPE is attempting to live her eco-friendly lifestyle in Culver City, CA. mission. The city recycles all plastic, even wrappers and any packaging. Because of this and more, we generate very little trash compared to how much recyclable and compostable materials created, another thrill for this passionate greenie. Los Angeles Water and Power generates 39% of its electricity from coal, 22% from natural gas, 11% from nuclear and 3% from large hydroelectric. One hundred percent of the power generated back home on Pleasant Mountain is renewable, from solar and micro-hydro power. It felt so empowering — pun intended — to be independent from non-renewable systems. Since the prevailing winds coming into Maine are westerly, our lovely state receives its air currents, including all that is in them, from the West, as well as the mid-Atlantic states. Hello, heavy metals, dioxin, and the stew that spews from the incinerator stacks to the west and south. Sorry. It’s coming, in part, from the power I am using to generate this computer. According to the State of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, there is a warning issued for eating freshwater fish from Maine due to its mercury content. Coal-fired power plants are the leading source of mercury air emissions globally, many of which are still in use in the United States. The warning for Maine fisheries is listed as follows: • Pregnant and nursing women, women who may get pregnant, and children under age 8 should not eat any freshwater fish from Maine’s inland waters — except for brook trout and landlocked salmon, one meal per month is safe. • All other adults and children older than 8 can eat two freshwater fish meals per month. For brook trout and landlocked

salmon, the limit is one meal per week. If this is going on in Maine and you are a reader from another state, I would check with your state government to learn about fish consumption advisories in your area. New Englanders all breathe similar air and receive comparable rain and snow. That said, I am switching to green power here in Cali, even though it costs a bit more. It doesn’t mean you will be any more likely to disregard the fish consumption warning, but I won’t be an active participant in adding to the mercury content in the clouds heading your way. Here in California, 59% of the green power comes from biomass and waste and 41% from small hydroelectric. How odd there is no optional green power sourced from solar electric with so much sun. Most states provide an option if you would like to source your power from renewables, rather than coal, gas or nuclear. Check with the Public Utilities Commission in your state to see your options. Whether you switch to green power or not, the less electricity used, the less needed to be generated and therefore the less the impact. I plug everything I can into power strip cords that get turned off when not in use, including the stereo and laptops. All those digital lights throughout your household add up to a lot of kilowatts per month and between all of us, that is a lot of power generated and wasted when you walk out the door, away from the machine or off to bed. This time of year, most of the food from your plate comes from an average of 1,500 miles away, no surprise as you notice the difference in taste and texture in produce. What a difference to be in biking distance from a variety of farmers’ markets six days a

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will take to prioritize spending cuts and higher revenues needed to restore our state to economic solvency. Please read T.R. Read’s The Healing of America, in which he states, “In the world’s richest nation, we tolerate a health care system that leads to large numbers of avoidable deaths and bankruptcies.” This is an outrage. Governor LePage, it is time to do the right thing by restoring MaineCare and prioritizing affordable dental care. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Representative Sweden Food Pantry

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To The Editor: In response to some questions I have had arising out of reporter Gail Geraghty’s article on zoning last week, I feel I should clarify something. I write this letter in my personal capacity, and not as a representative of any town committee. I am a member of the Bridgton Comprehensive Plan Committee and I am an attorney. I am not on the committee because I am an attorney, but because I am a citizen who cares deeply about this town. When the committee first received a copy of the letter from the Maine Municipal Association attorney regarding the use of the word “zoning,” there was some confusion as to its exact import. I volunteered to review the letter and give the committee an overview of what it said. I did not offer to give a legal opinion on the substance of the letter. A major reason for that is because I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in Maine. My practice was in New York, Virginia and before the United States Supreme Court. I have also worked for the Council of Europe and a large city in the United States. I came to Maine, not to practice law, but to open Winterford Galleries on Main Street in Bridgton. I love it here, and I love what I do. The many years of training and work that go into being a successful practicing lawyer do enable one to understand legal terminology, method and writing, and of course there are no states which ban anyone with that training from explaining what legal verbiage means in plain English. For the committee not to take advantage of my expertise would be as foolish as my pretending that we do not have extremely skilled experts in construction, landscaping, etc. That does not mean that the committee looks to me for an opinion on the legality of a particular action within Maine. That is the role of the counsel for the town, not mine. Bridgton is a wonderful town filled with wonderful people. I am proud to be a part of this community and to be able to do whatever I can to help make it even more wonderful. I just do

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has two main points. First that Catholic institutions other than the church itself are not churches and therefore don’t need protection from the Obama Care provisions related to abortion or contraception. I would submit the exact opposite is true. Are they not entitled to have a conscience? And don’t they have a right to religious freedom whether they are churches or not? Does the First Amendment only apply to churches? Where it says, “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise (of religion),” does it mean only by churches? His second point is that the church is descending into a steady diet of vitriol and he is hopeful the church will lead the discourse back out of the quagmire. I would submit that the church has nothing to do with the current level of political discourse and is merely standing up for its own principles. The political rancor is no different than in other elections — from 1796 to the present. Doesn’t anyone remember Granny flying off the cliff in a wheelchair? Peter Sullivan Bridgton

THE SENSATIONS were sensational at the Brownfield Public Library fundraiser held Sunday afternoon. The library raised $400 thanks to the many patrons who came out to eat pie, drink coffee and listen to some cool blues tunes. Mark Gunter played keyboard, Dave Engel was on To The Editor: bass, Andy Oliver on guitar, with Robert “Pepper” Joyce on drums. Special guests were Aidan The Democratic Party caucusFoley on electrifying guitar and Emma Brearly dancing in the mosh pit, keeping the beat going es will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at many locations throughout on the Hula-Hoop. our region. The caucuses are not do that by practicing law in to the standard of the old. We repair has made the loss of medi- open to registered Democrats, Maine! heard of the many challenges that cal benefits intolerable for those and we are looking forward to Anne-Marie Amiel are an inevitable part of renovat- of us who work in temporary, greeting our longtime supporters Bridgton ing any old building. And, we part-time jobs and for those of us as well as new faces motivated recognized their pride when they who have found ourselves with- by the opportunity to participate spoke of the project. out employment altogether. The in the 2012 election. Those who are not registered Most impressive was that loss of affordable medical serthese men chose to undertake this vices has serious repercussions, to vote or who are not enrolled in To The Editor: massive project. They knew of not only for ourselves, but for a party who wish to participate On Monday, Feb. 13, a group the building’s deplorable condi- our families, our community and must register or enroll in advance of seniors from Senior College at at their town office, or arrive at the tion and that it was close to being even our nation. Bridgton, was welcomed to tour taken down. It was clear that this Here are a few recent reports caucus location 30 minutes ahead the William Perry House. Our was more than a restoration proj- from fellow volunteers and recip- of the advertised time to do so. To The Editor: host, Steve Stevens, surprised us The Town of Raymond has ect; it was even more than a civic ients of my own food pantry in The business of the caucus will with coffee and donuts and told duty. This restoration was really Sweden, Maine. Only the names be presidential preference voting, begun the process of amending us about the history of the buildelection of delegates to the June its Animal Noise Ordinance to a gift to our community. have been changed: ing, originally as a private home All of Bridgton should be Hannah, an industrious state convention, and election be far reaching and have broad and later as the first Bridgton impressed and grateful to see this woman in her late thirties with a of town and county Democratic negative consequences for anyHospital. important town landmark begin part-time service job, reports that committees. Additional activi- one keeping farm animals in this Our group was taken through to come back to life. she will soon be paying as much ties will include remarks by can- rural town near Sebago Lake, 20 the main building and the attached Dee Miller as $600 a month for a prescrip- didates or their representatives, miles north of Portland. barn to see the heroic renovations The town has undertaken this Bridgton tion drug, called Humira, to man- supporting candidates by signing that are underway. Mr. Stevens age newly-diagnosed rheumatoid nominating petitions, or provid- action based on the complaint of and Bob McHatton, also involved ing Maine Clean Elections quali- only one couple, who are botharthritis.  in the restoration project, were Sybil tells me that she has dia- fying contributions. There will ered by roosters kept by a neighpatient as we negotiated the stairs betes, but no longer takes insulin also be collections of non-perish- bor. Animal control has not subgoing from the basement, with To The Editor: because she cannot afford her able items for local food pan- stantiated their complaints, most its granite foundation, to the top I was unable to decode Ms. tries, and the opportunity to be other neighbors are not bothered prescription. of the building where scores of Durr’s recent letter in response Mary Ann’s prescription med- entered in a drawing sponsored by the roosters and zoning in the babies were born during the time to one of mine. If anyone underications for fibromyalgia and by the Maine Democratic Party area permits the keeping of farm when the building served as the stood what she was trying to say other related illnesses amount to to win two tickets to a reception animals. town’s hospital (in fact, one of please send me a note or reply to in March with President Obama As proposed, the ordinance more than $400 a month.  our group members told of giv- this letter. Thank you. Jeff and Louise report that in Portland. The caucus is a great unfairly discriminates against Geoff Jones ing birth to her daughters there), their daughter, age 23, died of time to get together with other animal owners as opposed to PO Box 73 and up into the barn where we a treatable asthma condition. Democrats and to participate in anyone else engaged in activities Denmark, ME could see the beautiful architecBecause of excessive medical a critical building block of our that create noise. Further, the tural features and hear what uses standards proposed are both arbibills, their home is in the throes democracy. might arise in the future. A complete list of caucus trary and subjective as to what of foreclosure.  We were shown the new Roberta has a heart condition locations and times is available constitutes a disturbance. moldings that were specially The result of such an ordiand a mental illness. John needs at www.mainedems.org/caucus To The Editor:        milled to match those found in nance could be, though not The headline in the Portland a knee replacement and Irving or at www.oxforddems.org.  the building. We saw the beautiThose who do not have access limited to, harassment of one Press Herald read, “Budget Deal was told he will soon go blind fully restored front doors, the Fails in Senate.” The story goes without eye surgery. There are to those sources of information, neighbor by another, disruption new cherry floors, and learned or closing of commercial and/or on to say, “Democrats stated extremely kind doctors in Maine may call me at 875-2116. that the roof shingles were made Cathy Newell farm businesses, and expensive that the state legislature could who, knowing their patients canOxford County Democrats use of manpower and litigation. not approve a budget that would not afford medications, have Chairwoman A full and thorough investiend Medicaid health insurance been giving patients samples, but gation of the motivation behind for 14,000 parents and close the this cannot go on forever. Those and the specifics of this proposal Medicaid health insurance pro- of us old enough to be on Social the best location, to boot. is essential to keeping the public (Continued from Page B) gram for adults who don’t have Security, Medicare and suppleIt’s been enriching to see how children despite a serious gap in mental insurance are luckier than informed and an honest discusweek. I love the farmers’ markets sion of the faults and merits of because the actual farmer gets a I could live in the city and still state revenues to pay for these those who are younger and in the proposal. need of secure employment with To The Editor: fair price for his/her product and be in alignment with my envi- benefits.” ronmental values. In some ways, Julie Sutherland benefits, job retraining and a livThe following is a letter the there is no middle layer mark up If I understand it, the recent living here has been more green Sweden Food Pantry will be able wage.  Raymond from a large retail grocer. letter from my friend Joe Angelo Perhaps, I should focus excluThe last consideration for this than off-the-grid in Maine, being sending to Maine newspapers, to new urban dweller is with trans- less dependent on gas-powered Governor LePage and to all our sively on the threat to MaineCare, WYONEGONIC POINT portation. Being able to rely on the transportation and unable to recy- state legislators. It will be fol- as it is imperative that such sercle so much content and near vices be reinstated. 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At 9:30 in the morning, the ferry terminal is busy with people coming and going. Through the window, we can see bright white and yellow ferries with red trim, tied to the pier. Their names — Island Romance, Maquoit II and Aucocisco — are painted on the transoms. I am here for a birding trip on Casco Bay Line’s mail boat, eager to spend this unusually warm sunny day on the water, and to see something other than our usual winter yard birds. Our group begins to show up, dressed in warm jackets, wind pants, hats and carrying binoculars. As each one arrives, the trip leaders from Maine Audubon and the Oceanside Conservation Trust check another name off the list. We pile our gear onto benches, sip hot drinks from white disposable cups, munch on cinnamon rolls or scones from the bakery across the street, and introduce ourselves to each other. Conversations range from local sightings of a West Coast goose, to birding in Costa Rica, but when the loudspeaker comes on to announce that the mail boat is boarding at Gate 3, we collect our gear, head out the door, and file onto the ferry

Aucocisco. Before the boat pulls away from the pier, binoculars are up, and we are scanning rooftops and water for birds. There are gulls galore: great black-backed gulls, the largest gulls in North America, and smaller herring gulls. It takes four years for these gulls to attain full adult plumage, so they vary widely in appearance. When someone spots a pale gray gull with white wingtips, we all rush to look. It is an Iceland gull, a bird found along our coast only in winter, and we take it as a favorable omen for our trip. The ferry heads out into the harbor, its engine throbbing gently. All around us the dark blue ocean gleams and sparkles in bright sunshine. The Portland skyline spreads out behind us, the Casco Bay islands lie ahead, and to starboard we see Portland Head Light, Spring Point Light and Bug Light. There are birds everywhere on the water. White and black male common eiders, large sea ducks, with a forehead that slopes down onto the bill. Females are brown, but share the same distinctive silhouette. Flocks of long-tailed ducks take

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Views from Senate by Bill Diamond State Senator, D-Windham

East-West highway

This week, what seems to be a perennial issue at the State House, came up again — the East-West Highway. This year the bill is LD 1671, “An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an EastWest Highway,” and it takes a very novel approach, using public funding to study the feasibility of a private road. I’m really not sure how I feel about this, and I would really welcome your input. While transportation routes running north and south are at least adequate, traveling across Maine has never been easy, especially the farther north in the state you go. The idea of a highway from New Brunswick to the New Hampshire border has long been seen as a key element of economic growth in northern Maine. The problem is, and always has been, that building such a road would be very expensive, and given our current finances, the odds of the state undertaking such a project are growing more remote all the

time. It is just beyond our means for the foreseeable future. Recognizing this, Senator Thomas, the sponsor of the bill, used the idea of having state dollars pay for a full-blown feasibility of the road, which would then be built with private funds, and ultimately paid for by tolls. The study, which would have a budget of $300,000, would look at optimal routes and would be, according to the bill’s sponsor, “an investor grade study.” The original bill called for the money to come from the general fund, but an amendment endorsed by a majority of the committee has the money coming from the Highway Fund instead. I have several concerns about this measure, and had hoped that the Transportation Committee would allow for more time to settle some of these issues and get more answers, but the bill was rushed out of committee with a final vote only two days after the hearing. I voted against the bill in committee, but I still

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Obama and the Catholic Church

The Obama/Catholic “contraception” brouhaha has many dimensions not visible at first glance. It’s more than Obama forcing the Catholic Church to pay for birth control, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. It’s the nihilistic, 21st century left forcing the oldest institution on earth — the Catholic Church — to approve what they’ve fought against for two millennia. The church believes the primary purpose of sex is procreation. The left believes sex is for recreation — not in the sense of “creating something new,” but in the sense of “a diversion affording relaxation and enjoyment.” The left divorced sex and procreation. Should pregnancy result, the left sees it as a disease to be “cured” by abortion. The Catholic Church believes sexuality should be exclusive to marriage and that married couples do nothing artificial to prevent conception. The church approves only Natural Family Planning, which requires acute familiarity with a woman’s menstrual cycle to pinpoint periods of fertility. It counsels abstinence when she’s fertile if pregnancy is to be avoided, or coitus when pregnancy is desired. The left ridicules Natural Family Planning as “rhythm.” It pushes artificial contraception before and/or during every episode of sexual intercourse, and abortion after. It sees pregnancy as a negative side effect of sex. The left calls abstinence repressive. It pushes sexual experimentation with a variety of techniques and a variety of partners — the more, the better. All this, they insist, is liberating. The church teaches that the

left’s sexual agenda is dehumanizing. The left — and the Obama Administration is its epitome — uses government to legitimize, propagate and finance its agenda. Obama’s latest gambit is a calculated move to disparage the Catholic view of sex and life. Consider that health insurance doesn’t cover plastic surgery because it’s an elective procedure. But so is contraception. So is abortion. Why should they be covered? “Oh, but insurance covers Viagra for men,” say leftists, “so it should cover birth control pills for women too.” They’re correct to point out that Viagra doesn’t contribute to men’s health. It’s elective, and men should buy it themselves. Ditto for women and birth control. Viagra costs about $5 per pill. Generic birth control pills cost about $20 per month. Both are cheap and both are optional. Neither belongs in the realm of health insurance. That conservatives would object to paying for everyone’s contraception is incomprehensible to the liberal/left as exemplified by MSNBC’S Andrea Mitchell in her recent interview with Foster Friess, a Rick Santorum backer: “This contraceptive thing,” said Friess. “My gosh, it’s so inexpensive. Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” Mitchell was speechless. “Excuse me,” she said. “I’m just trying to catch my breath from that.” The left insists that contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs be required by government because the

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor A piece in a recent issue of the AARP Magazine got me thinking about the word “entitlement” with respect to Medicare and Social Security. When politicians want to act against something, they usually describe it in a way that makes it sound unworthy. So when they want to make cuts in Medicare, for example, they call it an “entitlement” program. Entitlement seems to imply “free.” That makes it sound like you don’t deserve to have it. Medicare is not free. Eligibility for Part A is based on a lifetime of contributions from your wages as well as ongoing pre-

mium payments for Part B once you get on Medicare. Medicare is not an “entitlement” program and neither is Social Security. Medicare and Social Security should, the article suggests, be called “earned benefits.” These programs have played a huge role in ensuring the economic security and health of millions of our citizens. I, for one, will no longer refer to them as “entitlement” programs. Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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mandate confers approval, just as homosexual “marriage” confers societal approval of homosexual acts which the Catholic Church teaches are sinful. That’s what this is all about. The left wants government to be arbiter of right and wrong. It wants government to supplant religion when adjudicating morality. They insist that to oppose mandatory contraception coverage is to be “against women’s health.”

Pregnancy as disease

Columnist Ann Coulter takes it further: Just as liberals have turned the Constitution into a vehicle for achieving all the leftwing policies they could never get Americans to vote for, now they are going to use “insurance” for the same purpose. Their new method doesn’t even require them to get votes from five justices on the Supreme Court. The secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will do it all on her own. Anything close to the beating heart of feminism is about to become a mandatory part of insurance coverage: fertility treatments, chemical sensitivities, a year’s leave of absence for fathers after the birth of a child, attention deficit disorder, massages, aromatherapy, watching MSNBC, sex change

operations, gender reassignment surgery, gender re-reassignment surgery. What Coulter didn’t say above is that public funding of abortion is next. Few doubt that, should Obama be reelected, mandatory public funding of abortion on demand will be added by fiat from Kathleen Sebelius. In a column titled, “The Libertine Police State,” George Weigel put it this way: By effectively sundering sexual expression from procreation, modern contraceptives have done something their less-effective predecessors were unable to do for millennia: They have created a contraceptive culture that identifies fertility with disease and willful infertility with “health.” Those who celebrate that culture are not interested in compromise: They are interested in having everyone pay for what they want, and in levying serious penalties on those who won’t truckle to their will. Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has millions of Americans wondering if Republicans would outlaw contraception instead of thinking about Democrats bankrupting our country. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

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Ocean cruise

(Continued from Page B) flight, and we see the male’s long slender tail feathers that gives this bird its name. We see common loons, still in gray winter plumage. Soon, they will molt into the familiar black and white, and will make reconnaissance flights inland to check on ice conditions on their breeding lakes. In spring, the ice will go out, and loons will appear on the lakes as if by magic, filling the air with their triumphant calls. Today, though, they float silently on the waves, like little gray battleships. At each island, the crew offloads and collects mail. We discharge a few passengers and take on others, but it is more fun watching the dogs, whose enthusiasm is contagious. Released from the confines of the ferry the dogs leap joyfully along the wharf, and everyone smiles. Disembarking passengers, on their way to island homes, lug canvas bags bulging with stuff. They struggle with wheeled carts loaded with supplies, carrying everything from big packages of paper towels to long wands of foam pipe insulation. On a few islands, they load their baggage into a pickup truck, but not every island provides such luxurious transportation. At each stop, we look for birds, and as the ferry pulls away from one

A Rep’s View

wharf, little bufflehead ducks dive and pop up, again and again. At another stop, we admire a strikingly handsome male redbreasted merganser escorting his mate through a small cove. Two common murres, seabirds occasionally seen in winter on coastal waters, are an unexpected bonus. In summer, they can be seen only around rocky outer islands, where they nest. We pass an island with lovely sand beaches, and the ferry captain points out a huge eagle’s nest at the top of a tall red spruce tree. We see horned grebes, a red-tailed hawk, more common eiders, surf scoters, and an immature bald eagle. We wonder how many common loons we have seen today, and guess at least 50, maybe more. On the return trip, the boat stops at a few more islands, but before we know it three hours have passed and we are back in the harbor, tying up to the terminal pier. Today, we have seen magnificent scenery and lighthouses, have had a peek into island life, and have even had a chance to get off the ferry for a few minutes to walk around an island village. Birds were everywhere, perched on piers and rocks, diving, flying, and simply resting on the water. It was a fine day for an ocean cruise.

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have hopes that we can revisit it later after I have had time to come to some conclusions. First of all, I wanted more time to decide if it was really appropriate to use state dollars for a study of a project that would really be a business venture for private investors. This is new territory for Maine, and I wanted to get some feedback from my constituents on this. Once that decision is made, I have concerns with where the money comes from if we fund the study. While the Highway Fund may be a more appropriate place to take the money from than the General Fund, it still faces serious shortages, and is unable to keep all

the roads we now have in good repair. I would need to know exactly where this money was coming from, and be convinced that it couldn’t be spent better on its original purpose. These are questions that can be answered with time, and I hope we don’t rush into this commitment. An East-West Highway across Maine may be a great benefit if planned appropriately. I really would value your opinion on this, so please call my office or send me an e-mail at my website, www.mainesenate.org/diamond Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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will benefit taxpayers at all levels and eliminate income tax liability for some 70,000 lowand middle-income Mainers. But even as these achievements were taking shape, we began to discover that some unsavory and even criminal activities were taking place at various agencies that had been dominated by Democrats for years. You may have heard of OPEGA — the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability. This seven-person “watchdog” agency was created in 2005 by Republicans as an independent investigatory arm of the legislature. It is directed by the Government Oversight Committee. The Democrats tried repeatedly to kill it in its infancy by refusing to fund it adequately, but OPEGA survived the attacks. When Republicans came to power, we set this plucky little investigative team to work on the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA). Rumors had swirled around the State House for years that the MTA had become a “rogue” agency, but nothing was done. It was run by a former Democratic

senator, Paul Violette, and his fellow Democrats had zero interest in exposing malfeasance. OPEGA’s report was devastating, and Violette now stands convicted of felony theft and faces up to five years in prison. MTA, it turned out, spent $257,000 over four years on banquets, cookouts and service awards. Other state employees, meanwhile, were enduring salary freezes and furlough days. The MTA also spent $297,000 on donations and sponsorships of various organizations, some of which were non-charitable groups with no linkage to MTA’s mission. Most notoriously, Violette spent $157,000 on gift cards for hotels and restaurants. He expensed them as work-related travel costs, but instead pocketed them for personal use. Overall, the MTA under Violette spent $1,104,402 from 2005 to 2009 on travel and meals. There were no internal policies to govern the practice of charging the state for such expenses. Additionally, the MTA spent $577,000 on lobbying services from private firms to expand its clout in the State House, even though the agency had three top executives making between $126,000 and $189,000 who could have represented the MTA before the legislature. Next, OPEGA set its sights on the Maine Green Energy Alliance (MGEA), another nest of Democratic malfeasance, shabby financial controls, poor record keeping and dubious time reporting by employees. For one thing, OPEGA found that it was improper for the Efficiency Maine Trust and the Public Utilities Commission to have distributed $3 million in federal grant money to MGEA,

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Bridgton – Long Lake – 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Gambrel at water’s edge with views up and down lake. Detached 4-car garage. Walkout basement. $599,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1039350)

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Bridgton – Sunny 2-bedroom antique cape with large eat-in kitchen, good sized living room, 2 BAs, mudroom & porch. Walk to town! Also has full & dry basement. $109,000.

when it had no ability to adequately administer those funds. After receiving the first $1.25 million of the grant, MGEA had completed only 5 percent of the energy audits required by the terms of the grant. The agency’s overall performance was such a shambles that it was shut down. Now comes an OPEGA investigation of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA), which has the makings of a blockbuster scandal. With some 6,500 Maine families on a waiting list for affordable housing, it has been discovered that MSHA has squandered untold sums on “social justice” groups, DJs, massage therapists, magicians and luxury hotels in Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Washington, D.C and other cities. The MSHA’s director is Dale McCormack, a former Democratic state senator. Is it just coincidental that another recipient of MSHA dollars is Moose Ridge Associates, a political consulting company founded and run by McCormack’s former partner, Betsy Sweet? MSHA also has been generous in donations to left-wing political activists groups. Is it any wonder that Democratic legislators tried to strangle OPEGA in the cradle? And can there be any doubt that, without Republicans in charge, none of these outrages would ever have been exposed? State Representative Rich Cebra (R-Naples) represents District 101, which includes Naples, Casco and Poland. He is chairman of the House Ethics Committee and Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. He also serves on the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules for the 125th Legislature.

Bridgton – Not your average Ranch! This one is very special… lovely gardens, creative decorative touches. Lots to capture your attention! $199,900. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1020979)

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Bridgton – A quiet condo community located on Long Lake. 1600 ft. on the lake with gorgeous sandy beach. 3+ bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, deck and much more! $385,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1039293) visualtour.com #0259-6941

Denmark – Stunning 3-bedroom Cape with 2-car attached garage, on beautiful ±2-acre lot. Gleaming hardwood, tile bath and large deck! Located in SAD 72. $149,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-8301 (MLS 1028399)

Denmark – Exceptional waterfront property on Hancock Pond with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gleaming hardwood and tile floors, large eat-in kitchen, sandy, level entry with large dock system! $459,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 838-5555 (MLS 1028742)

Harrison – “The Lake House” was meticulously rebuilt in 2007, includes countless amenities. Custom stone fireplace, lake views, 4+ bedrooms, 4 baths, media room and much more! $1,200,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1038940)

Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views. “Lodge” has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $249,000. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 1028814)

Naples – Rare offering! ±103 acres with ±521 ft. on beautiful Long Lake! Large farmhouse with some fields and woods. So many possibilities. $749,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1038947)

Naples – A retreat for all seasons! This updated lakefront home features a wellappointed kitchen, living room with views, 2-car garage and 100’ on Trickey Pond. $625,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1040033)

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Bridgton – Unfinished unit in 32-unit complex at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. Great opportunity to finish as you wish & use for skiing, summer, or beautiful and popular rental. Located 30 min. from No. Conway outlets, with 4 season recreation. $95,000.

Bridgton – Bright & sunny oversized ranch with 3 BRs, open kitchen & dining room, stainless appliances, wood floors, MBR with bath, lovely 3 season sunroom, full basement with sauna, paved driveway, 2-car gar. & more. Knights Hill amenities includes water access & boat slip. $272,000.

Harrison – Unique business opportunity: 3 BR home with 2 garages. Both have cement pads, insulated & heated. Largest garage has 12 ft. door for semi or heavy equipment, quickconnect air hose, plumbed for 1/2 BA. Great for automotive, truck or heavy equipment repair business. $165,000.

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Harrison – Easy living here! Great 3BR, 1-full BA ranch with full finished walk-out lower level offers eat-in kitchen, living rm., spacious family rm., laundry & bunkroom plus 1-car garage under. Close to public beach on Long Lake. Motivated seller! $114,000.

Harrison – Upper level has spacious & sunny 1 or 2-BR home with 1 BA. Open plan living/dining/kitchen with large deck. Lower level has 2-car garage & workshop plus covered carport sited on well lanscaped 1.07 acres, close to village & public beach. Great investment/rental history. $117,900.

Waterford – Enjoy country life in this ultra-charming 1850’s farmhouse with pastoral backyard. Wood floors throughout, woodstove, new windows, roof, heat system & more. 3 BRs, mudroom, open dining-living room. Great barn for horses or farm animals. $159,000.

Harrison – EXCEPTIONAL LOG HOME! Enjoy spacious open concept living at it’s best in this 3 to 4 BRs, 2BA real log home with 3 finished levels. Cathedral ceilings, extra wide doors & hallways, farmers porch, 2car garage with storage above, shed & much more. $145,000.

Bridgton – Quality house lots for sale in Bridgton’s newest upscale neighborhood near Woods Pond and Woods Pond Beach. Peaceful, private setting, high & dry, and an exceptional value. Lots range from 2 to 3 acres. $29,900. Bridgton – Beautiful waterfront lot for sale on pristine Woods Pond with 166 ft. private waterfront! A lovely location for your dream home on this gently sloping, very private parcel. $165,000. Norway – 15-acre parcel with waterfront access on Pennesseewassee Lake & great views of the waterfront & sunsets. Great opportunity to build your dream home. $149,900. Bridgton – Great 2.87-acre lot located with frontage on prime Rte. 302 in Bridgton. Lot cleared and flat - easily ready for any new venture. Property also includes professionally designed stone enclosure for business sign. $159,000.

Gray – Many recent updates to this waterfront camp. Sandy frontage! $299,500. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1022189)

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Naples – Attractive and well-cared-for Ranch on .5-acre lot with water rights on Sebago Harbor. Private water and septic. 2-car garage with apartment. $188,700. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1041880)

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Naples Otisfield– –Classic Just steps 3-bedroom, to the lake 2-bath with Cape expansive with farmer’s water views! porch, private Well-main1.3acre tained fenced campyard, on Thompson 2-car attached Lakegarage. with 2 FHW bedrooms, heat. A1must bathsee! and $159,500. great room. $319,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 Russ Sweet (MLS 1027243) 939-2938 (MLS 1026899)

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WITS END CHILD CARE — Center, a state-licensed child care facility located on Rte. 302 in Bridgton, now has full- and parttime openings M-F 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pre-school and Jr. Pre-school programs. We work with a variety of child care funding sources. We offer extended day child care, reasonable rates, flexible schedules to help with your child care needs, provide healthy snacks, a clean, safe, creative, and fun environment for your child to learn and explore. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. M-F. Our staff is CPR/ First Aid certified, has more than 20 years’ experience combined. We are part of the State of Maine Quality Rating System and have working partnerships with CDS, DHHS, TCCF, and Aspire. FMI, please call 647-2245 or 615-4098, or stop in, we would love to show you around. 2t7x

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EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44 CLOUD 9 SERVICES — Need a personal care assistant? Some cleaning done or a ride to appointments? Very experienced and reliable. Call Linda at 824-3465 or 207-461-3522. 4t5x

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FOR SALE

FOR RENT

HILLTOP FIREWOOD — PROFESSIONAL OFFICE — space. Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call Includes: heat, electric, AC, reception for details, 890-9300. tf20 room, parking, laundry onsite*. Rental from $200 to $400* (207) VEHI­CLES FOR SALE package 653-6546. 6t3 JESUS IS LORD – new and used WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom auto parts. National locator. Most apartment available. $650 month & parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s security deposit. Includes heat. No Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, pets. 207-450-4271. EHO 2t7 207-647-5477. tf30 HARRISON — Studio apartment. All FOR RENT inclusive. No pets. First month plus BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bed- deposit. $650-$680. 583-9965. 4t6x room apartment. Heat & utilities BRIDGTON — New commercial included. $200 per week plus security office space. Great intown location. deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 Second level is 580 square feet, $650 BRIDGTON — 3- and 2-bedroom plus utilities or first level is 1,000 apartments and homes, great spaces. square feet, $1,200 plus utilities. Private tf48 (different areas of Bridgton.) All rents deck. Call 207-756-0650. need application and security deposit REAL ESTATE FOR SALE and first month rent when approved. Call Ralph at Lake Country Property BRIDGTON — On the water, lakeside Rentals (207) 693-3032. tf50 condo $239,900. Directly across from Shawnee Peak. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, CASCO — Completely furnished great location. Call Pat 508-361-1816. rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includ- 4t7x ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529. tf44 LAND — Owner financed land in Western Maine. www.tchad.com. Tel: SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, 207-743-8703. 1t8x carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, smoking indoors, no pets. Includes approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. heat & electric. $765 month plus Good developable land, mostly cleared. security. 787-2121. 4t5 $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www.harvesthills. org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21 tf3 DOWNTOWN BRIDGTON — FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, First floor 2-bedroom apartment in trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition residential neighborhood. $725 month & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing includes propane heat, trash, plowing, Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 water/sewer. On site parking and coin laundry. No smoking. Call 358-0808. tf49 FIREWOOD SEASONED — $225 a cord. Green $200 a cord. Cut, split and delivered. Willing to travel. 890- LOVELL — Very large apartment: 5869. 8t8x 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new FREE FREE FREE FREE — carriage house. $995 month includes Metal removal - we also clean out electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% basements, attics and garages. 207- of heat. Quiet with mountain views 651-3173. 20t4x and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ no smoking. 1 year lease/first and secuSUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — rity deposit/reference check required. Logger and heat with carbon neutral (207) 925-6586. 4t5x wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace HARRISON — Main Street, sunny on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully 603-447-2282. 13t1x -applianced in “like new” condition. Available now at $895/month heat FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. included. For information or to apply, Cut, split and delivered. Call Wendell contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at Scribner at 583-4202. 10t8x 207-583-6001. tf42 1988 JOTUL FREESTANDING — LONG LAKE HARRISON — propane heater 25,000 BTU excellent Maine summer camp rental. Boating, condition, 1988 cost $1,600, 2012 swimming, great sunset views. Private cost $2,200, asking $800 or best rea- sandy beach, 2 bedroom with screened sonable offer. Tel. 774-526-9800. 2t7x sleeping and eating porches. Fireplace SNOWMOBILE PARTS — New and outside fire pit, canoe available. parts, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekdays; $800 per week. Contact mdarcan9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends; used gelo@maine.rr.com or 82 Daggett parts 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weeknights; Drive, Raymond, ME 04271. 4t7x 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekends. Closed NAPLES — Nice, cozy 2-bedroom Wednesdays. D & G Snowmobilers mobile home in a small park. No pets. Discount, 207-583-2312. 9t1x $495 monthly plus utilities and deposit. Available 3/1. Call 221-3423. tf6

GOT’CHA COVERED — Painting. Interior, exterior, superior service at affordable prices. Fully insured. Free estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 11t50x SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 6478026. tf45

BUSINESS SERVICES

HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 B AND M REPAIR — Heavy and light duty equipment, small engines, welding, fabrication. $45 an hour. 8905869. 8t8x B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20 MOBILE FIREWOOD — Processor. Will work up tree length wood to any size firewood. Does a cord an hour. Willing to travel. $45 an hour. 8905869. 8t8x

DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49

INSTRUCTION

POTTERY CLASSES — Now being offered at Wiltjer Pottery at their studio in South Waterford. Beginner-Advanced classes in pottery making. Rusty, 207583-2911. WiltjerPottery@gmail.com, www.WiltjerPottery.com. 5t4x

LOST & FOUND

LOST “BONESY” — Tall, thin husky-shepherd, altered male. Looks like wolf, wolf gray and buff. Last seen in Hiram/Denmark area 2/7. Needs food & shelter. Reward. Please 2t7x BRIDGTON — Second floor call 207-935-4626. apartment, one bedroom in a quiet and convenient location near Hannafords. Newly-painted. Heat, electric and plowing included. One month rental as security deposit and no pets. $550 per month. Call 647-2587 for inquiries. tf51

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BRIDGTON — Very nice, sunny 2bedroom apartment with large outside deck. On quiet dead-end street, close to downtown. Off-street parking, laundry hookup. Section 8 accepted. $750 monthly, security deposit required. 1-207-625-8812. 3t6x

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American Dream

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness encompasses what the “American Dream” is all about. And it was our Founding Fathers that blazed the trail toward this dream. But what does this well-known adage truly mean today? All Mainers want what’s best for their families and to be afforded the opportunity to prosper. Parents want their children to succeed in life and when we tell them, “the sky is the limit,” we hope they reach for the stars. But no matter how many metaphors we share with our children, we must be able to teach them how to achieve the impossible. It all begins with education. This month, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and I shared a comprehensive plan that pledges to put our students first. We have introduced a series of bills that advance the work of designing an education system around student needs. The legislation aims to provide students and families more power to choose the school setting that works best for each student. The proposals also take steps to ensure all students are taught by effective teachers and provide local school districts an incentive to save money by collaborating with other districts to provide essential services. One of our proposals, garnering much support, is the effort to enhance career and technical education. By expanding education in this area we are focusing on opening up the possibilities to all the jobs available in today’s world. For far too long, technical schools have been stigmatized as a place for students with no future when in fact these schools are some of the most valuable assets to a students’ success. Today’s job market is demanding more attention from our career and technical education. We are being told by job creators that the skills these schools teach are the tools needed to land a good paying job. What we want to ensure is that credits from these schools are recognized by every high school and the Maine community college system. It’s not only about what skills are taught, but it’s about who is teaching our kids too. Teachers are significant role models to our youngest generation and new

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groundbreaking research from Harvard and Columbia suggests student achievement is highly predictive of the impact the teacher will have on a student’s direction in life. The study also found that students who had teachers that were identified as effective were more likely to attend college and earn higher salaries. These teachers were clearly linked to better life outcomes and strong success in the student’s future educational and career endeavors. I am a believer that we have outstanding teachers in our state, but I also believe we can do a better job providing training and ongoing support to our educators. Leaders and policy makers around the country are considering the importance of meaningful teacher evaluations and Commissioner Bowen is committed to having an open discussion as to what that means for Maine. Teachers will not lose their voice at the table. Instead, they will be encouraged to help us through the process of implementing meaningful change that will benefit our students. The power of choice is also an important factor to ensure successful outcomes from students. Parents and students should be afforded the opportunity to learn without having the barriers of an address telling them where they can and can’t get an education. That is why we have presented a bill that will allow for school choice, which is an essential part of providing multiple options for our kids. Consistent with the expansion of school choice options, we are giving families the ability to choose the best fit for their children’s educational needs by removing one more obstacle. We propose to open public funding to all schools, including charter and religious schools, allowing families more choice. We ask our children to dare to dream, but sometimes we as, adults, don’t dare to take the approach that offers our kids the most opportunities. It’s time we ask ourselves if we are doing absolutely everything we can to encourage better outcomes. After all, pursuing the “American Dream” should be every student’s destination.

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BRIDGTON HEALTH & RESIDENTIAL CARE HAS THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

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The Town of Lovell, Maine will be hiring

Courtesy Boat Inspectors for the 2012 Season

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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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

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Town Hall. Feb. 28 — Food Pantries Distribution Day, last names AL: noon to 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church; last names M-Z: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Methodist Church. Feb. 28 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 28 — Discussion of literacy activities with Nicole Carey Kilborn and Kristia Merriam, 5 to 6:45 p.m., library children’s room. Feb. 28 — Renewable Energy Talk (rescheduled) with Paul Kando of Climate Reality Project, 5-6:30 p.m., library. Feb. 29 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. Feb. 29 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. March 1 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. March 1, 2 — AARP Free Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6473116 for appt. or info. March 1 — Community Kettle Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Community Center. March 2 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. BROWNFIELD Feb. 24 — Jammiepalooza daylong slumber party with games, food, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 935-3800. Feb. 25 — Baked Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Church. Feb. 26 — Ski program by Brownfield Rec, van leaves 11:45 a.m. for King Pine Ski Area, returns 4:30 p.m. FMI: 935-3800. March 2 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO Feb. 25 — American/Italian Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. Feb. 28 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. March 3 — Sunshine Club Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Webb’s Mills Community Hall. DENMARK Feb. 23 — Democratic Caucus, 2 p.m., library. FMI: 647-3638. Feb. 25 — Snowmobile Safety Course, sponsored by Denmark Draggers, 8 a.m., Denmark Town Hall. FMI: 452-2266. Feb. 29 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library.

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BALDWIN March 3 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., West Baldwin Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON Feb. 23 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Club Assembly, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Feb. 23, 24 — Free AARP Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. 647-3116 for appts or FMI. Feb. 23 — Interactive indoor presentation and hour-long snowshoe walk at Holt Pond with LEA’s Sarah Morrison, 9 a.m., meet 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. Feb. 23, March 1 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. Feb. 23-March 8 — Exhibit of entries for Art in the Park poster contest, noon to 4 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 647-2787. Feb. 23, March 1 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. Feb. 24, 27, 29 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. Feb. 24, March 2 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Feb. 24 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, noon, Beef & Ski, Rte. 302. Feb. 25 — Chickadee Quilters Workshop, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. Feb. 25, March 3 — Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2847. Feb. 25 — Four Square World Championships, 5:45 p.m., Bridgton Academy. FMI: 6478580. Feb. 26 — Bridgton Democratic Caucus, 1:30 p.m., Municipal Complex, lower level on Iredale St. Feb. 27 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Feb. 27 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. Feb. 27 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. Feb. 28 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 10 to 11:30 a.m.,

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO Change in Hours of Operation Casco Town Office *Effective March 6, 2012

Casco Town Office: �

M – W – Th – F   9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Tues 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. *No Longer Open Saturdays

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Harrison Board of Appeals will resume the tabled discussion of their December 13, 2011 meeting. Appellant Gary Searles, Map 45, Lot 77, Harrison, Maine, has made a request for an Administrative Appeal relief from the decision of the Planning Board in regard to an application for a permit. This meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office.

TOWN OF RAYMOND BOARD OF SELECTMEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF APPEALS

(Regular Meeting will be starting at 6:00 p.m.)

The Naples Board of Appeals will meet on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: A Lot Setback Reduction Request for property located at 171 Trickey Pond Road and shown on Naples Tax Map U32, Lot 45, submitted by Patricia Roby. Public Welcome.

Feb. 24, 27, 29, March 2 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 6473116. Feb. 24 — Spiritual movie, The Joni Eareckson Tada Story, social time 6:30 p.m., movie starts 7 p.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, Sebago Rd. Feb. 28 — Storytime, Dr. Seuss Celebration, 10:30 a.m., library. Feb. 28 — Open House & tours at SAD 61 Educational Services Building behind Lake Region High School/Vocational Center, 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 — Scrabble Club, 5:30 p.m., library. Feb. 29 — Using Overdrive and Maine Infonet Download Library, 6-7 p.m., library. Feb. 29 — Couponing Class, 7-8 p.m., library. March 1 — Pajama Storytime, Dr. Seuss Celebration, 6 p.m., library. March 1 — Cumberland & Oxford Union Pomona Grange #21, potluck supper 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., Naples Grange Hall. RAYMOND Feb. 25 — Free Community Meal, baked beans and hot dogs, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. FMI: 6555058. Feb. 27 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., Preschoolers, 11 a.m., library. Feb. 29 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. Feb. 29 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library. March 2 — Dr. Seuss Night, 6:30 p.m., Raymond Elementary School. SEBAGO Feb. 25 — Public dinner by Sebago Branch-Duckers Snowmobile Club, 4-6 p.m., Sebago Town Hall. Feb. 27 — Maple Grove Grange #148, “Coping with Winter,” social time 6:15 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Sebago Center Community Church, Rte. 107. WATERFORD Feb. 27 — Waterford Bridge Group, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2729. AREA EVENTS Feb. 24, March 2 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. Feb. 24, 25 — Preparing for Birth Class, 6-8:30 p.m., Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 7431562, ext. 6951. Feb. 24, 25 — Hebron Academy Players present Working, 7:30 p.m., Lepage Center for the Arts, 309 Paris Rd. FMI: 9665266. Feb. 25 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Feb. 27 — Rhododendrons and Azaleas with Tom York, 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden, Main St., So. Paris. Feb. 29 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650.

Broadcasting Studio 423 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond Maine 04071

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FRYEBURG Feb. 25 — Met Opera Live in HD! Presents Ernani, 1 to 5 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Feb. 27 — Fryeburg Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. March 1 — National Theatre of London Live in HD! Presents Comedy of Errors, 2 and 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. March 2 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9-11 a.m., Fryeburg American Legion. FMI: 3241839. March 2 — Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Feb. 23, March 1 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. Feb. 25-26 — Youth & Family Ice Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., head of Long Lake. FMI: 583-2241. Feb. 25 — Buffet Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Congregational Church, Rte. 117. Feb. 25 — Public Supper by Waterford World’s Fair Association, 5-6:30 p.m., Congregational Church. Feb. 26 — Snowmobile Radar Run by Harrison Friendly Riders, register 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., racing 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crystal Lake. FMI: 583-2241. Feb. 27 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Feb. 28 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., United Parish Congregational Church, 77 Main St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. Feb. 28 — Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. March 1 — Special Farm Storytime with baby goats from Harmony Farm, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. LOVELL Feb. 23-29 — February $1 a Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Weds., Sat., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Feb. 24 — Don’t Judge a Book by Its Movie, 5 p.m., library. Feb. 24, March 2 — Nonartist sessions wth Margaret Nomentana, 7-9 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. Feb. 25 — GLLT guided walk at Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at Fairburn parking lot beyond public boat launch off Slab City Rd. FMI: 925-1056. Feb. 25 — John McKeen Day Kids Fishing Derby, 10 a.m. to noon, Heald Pond. Feb. 27 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. Feb. 27 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. Feb. 29 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. NAPLES Feb. 23 — Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., library.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO PUBLIC HEARING LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION The Casco Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing March 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. to review an application for a malt, spirituous and vinous liquor license by Point Sebago Enterprises, Inc., D/B/A Point Sebago Resort, located at 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, Maine. 2T7 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES NOMINATION PAPERS

Nomination Papers will be available February 28, 2012 and are due back to our offices no later than April 7, 2012. Papers are available for the following positions: Selectboard – 2 members Planning Board – 2 regular and 2 alternate members Transfer Station Council – 1 member SAD 61 School Director – 1 member Budget Committee – 1 member The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. 1T8

The Town of Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed amendments for the following ordinances: a) Miscellaneous • Animal Noise Ordinance • PACE Loan Ordinance • Recall & Appointment Ordinance The complete text will be available on line at www.raymondmaine.org and at the Town Office by February 28, 2012. 2T8 LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE MAINE WASTE DISCHARGE LICENSE / MAINE POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT APPLICATION Please take note that, pursuant to 38 MRSA, Sections 413 and 414-A, Winona Camps of 35 Winona Road, Bridgton, Maine, intends to file a wastewater discharge permit renewal application with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The application is for the discharge of 10,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastewater from Winona Camps, in the town of Bridgton, Maine (Map 13 see Map 8 – Lot 1). The application will be filed on or about March 1st, 2012 and will be available for public inspection at DEP’s Augusta office during normal business hours. A copy may also be seen at the municipal offices in Bridgton, Maine. A request for a public hearing or request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the DEP, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found acceptable for processing, or 30 days from the date of this notice, whichever is longer. Requests shall state the nature of the issue(s) to be raised. Unless otherwise provided by law, a hearing is discretionary and may be held if the Commissioner or the Board fords significant public interest or there is conflicting technical information. During the time specified above, persons wishing to receive copies of draft permits and supporting documents, when available, may request them from DEP. Persons receiving a draft permit shall have 30 days in which to submit comments or to request a public hearing on the draft. Public comment will be accepted until a final administrative action is taken to approve, approve with conditions, or deny this application. Written public comments or requests for information may be made to the Division of Water Quality Management, Department of Environmental Protection, State House Station #17, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017. Telephone (207) 287-3901. 1T8

Rec basketball

Game highlights from Lake Region Youth Basketball league play:

Boys’ Grades 5-6

Orangemen 47, Spartans 40: True Meyers netted 27 points and Paul Walker added 16 points to lead the Naples Orangemen over the Sebago Spartans. Bob Caron and Zeke Clement each had 2 points in the win. Ethan Chadwick fired in 20 points for Sebago, while Ayden Grass chipped in 16 points. Liam Grass and Chris Harriman each had 2 points. Celtics 30, Lakers 29: Lowell Carr scored a team-high 11 points as the Bridgton Celtics nipped the Bridgton Lakers. CJ Ferguson connected for 8 points, while Tyler Breton had 6 and Ryan Walker scored 5 points for the victors. Mark Mayo scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Lakers, while Matthew Mayo added 9, Cody Allen 7 and Connor Hunt had 1 point. Hornets 30, Celtics 27: Derek Mondville scored 7 of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Casco Hornets squeaked past the Bridgton Celtics. Robbie Crockett and Seth Kalinyak each had 6 points, while Nick Hall scored 2, Caleb Stevens 2 and Dylan Greenlaw had 1 point. Lowell Carr was high scorer for the Cs with 12 points, while Tyler Breton added 7, Ryan Walker 6 and CJ Ferguson had 2 points. Hornets 34, Spartans 26: Jalen Lacey scored 10 points to lead a balanced Casco Hornet attack against the Sebago Spartans. Caleb Stevens netted 7 points, while Derek Mondville had 6, Nick Hall 3, Nate Clement 2, Matt Roeser 2, Robbie Crockett 2 and Seth Kalinyak 2. Ayden Grass led all scorers with 16 points, including a 3pointer, for the Spartans. Ethan Chadwick chipped in 6 points, Liam Grass 2 and Chris Harriman had 2 points. Lakers 42, Orangemen 20: Three Lakers scored in double digits as Bridgton took a 13-4 first quarter lead and rolled past the Naples Orangemen. Connor Hunt led the Lakers with 13 points, while Mark Mayo contributed 12 points and Cody Allen 11 (including a 3pointer). Other scorers were: Elijah Levesque 2, Austin Mei 2 and Tim Moores 2. True Meyers paced the Orange with 12 points. Other scorers were: Paul Walker 4, Wyatt Smith 2 and Bobby Caron 2. Standings: Hornets 5-2, Celtics 4-2, Lakers 4-3, Orangemen 3-4, Spartans 1-6.

Girls’ Grades 5-6

Bobcats 26, Lightning 9: Lauren Jakobs fired in 10 points to lead the Naples Bobcats past the Casco Lightning. Elizabeth Mirante, Lindsay Keenan and Breanna Thompson each scored four points in the win, while Leia Hodgdon added 2. Brooke Clement paced the Lightning with 6 points, while Emily Anderson had 2 and Isabelle White 1. Tigers 32, Blizzards 8: Rachel Shanks scored a game-high 12 points and Olivia Deschense netted 10 points to lead the Naples Tigers over the Bridgton Blizzards. Other Tiger scorers were: Jessica Engstrom 4, Georgia Shanks 2, Autumn Tremblay 2 and Caitlin Bardsley had 2 points. Scoring 2 points for the Blizzards were Kelsey Wight, Megan Mageles, Danica Chadwick and Hannah Chadwick. Blizzards 21, Lightning 12: Amari Dotson connected for 8 points and Amber Douglass chipped in 6 points to pace the Bridgton Blizzards over the Casco Lightning. Other Bridgton scorers were: Danica Chadwick 3, Megan Mageles 2 and Hannah Chadwick 2. Isabelle White was high scorer for the Lightning with 6 points. Scoring 2 points were Brooke Clement, Emily Anderson and Emily Colson. Bobcats 24, Tigers 14: Lauren Jakobs scored a game-high 17 points to lead the undefeated Naples Bobcats past the Naples Tigers. Lindsay Keenan chipped in 4 points, Elizabeth Mirante 2 and Meghan Harmon 1. Olivia Deschenes and Caitlin Bardsley each scored 6 points for the Tigers, while Jessica Engstrom had 1 point. Standings: Bobcats 6-0, Tigers 4-2, Blizzard 2-4, Lightning 0-6.

Public skating times

The Bridgton Ice Arena in North Bridgton will offer public skating: Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26 from noon to 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Conflicts do arise on occasion, so call ahead to confirm at 6473322, 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. Bridgton residents skate at no charge (possess proof of residency). 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 campus.

Game Solutions


Regional sports

February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Spring offerings by Casco Recreation CASCO — Upcoming Casco Rec offerings: Youth Baseball/Softball/TBall registration, Thursday, March 8, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Casco Community Center (940 Meadow Road). Cost: $25 per athlete or $40 per family (scholarships available). No late registrations. If you are unable to attend the registration, please call to make arrangements. Winter Swim lessons. American Red Cross swim lessons will be offered at the ON A ROLL — Chris Graves and Brian Layne of Saco Valley Colonial Mast Pool. Instructor: Sports Center teamed up to win the Candlepin Bowling Kim Flanagin. The program starts Saturday, March 3, from: 8:30 Doubles’ Championship in Westbrook.

to 9 a.m., Parent-Infant, $40 for Casco residents and $50 for nonresidents; 9 to 9:30, Level 1 (water adjustment skills with adult), $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents; 9:30 to 10:30, Level 2 (school-age children just beginning to swim), $54 for residents and $64 non-residents; 10:30 to 11:30, Level 3 and up, (children must be able to swim 25 feet unassisted), $54 for residents and $64 for non-residents. Classes run for six weeks. Registrations must be done in person or by mail prior to the start of class Zumba. Zumba dance is exercise in disguise. Dance/fit-

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg bowler Chris “The Prodigy” Graves is on a roll when it comes to winning Candlepin Bowling tournaments. Last month, bowling in his first tournament with Ron Pelkie,

Carolyn Potter (1,291) combined for a 2,596. Graves will be going for three-in-a-row this Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Men’s Team title match at the Bangor- Brewer Lanes in Brewer.

Bowlers claims doubles championships

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the pair won the Men’s Doubles. This time, teaming up with Brian “Chuckum” Layne, the duo won the Doubles Championships held at the Colonial Bowling Center in Westbrook. Graves bowled a tournament high series

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1,504, followed closely by Layne’s 1,490 for a combined total of 2,994. Ron Pelkie (1,371) and Mike Stuart (1,472) combined for a 2,843 — just out of the prize money. Frank Layne (1,305) and

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands jonesappliances@aol.com 595-4020

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

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

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

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

John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 207-393-7285

WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. wardhill@roadrunner.com 807-625-7331

ATTORNEYS

Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101

Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com

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

Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

BOOKKEEPING By The Book Bookkeeping Services 12+ years QuickBooks experience A/P, A/R, Checkbook/bank reconciliations Tax preparation – References available 207-749-1007, businessonlinellc@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 tbconcrete@myfairpoint.net Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480

HAIRDRESSERS

Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 647-8355 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me

HEATING

Fryeburg Family Dental A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Cleanings and repairs, Boilers 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Mountain View Dentistry Licensed and insured Dr. Leslie A. Elston 207-693-7011 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry Bass Heating 207-647-3628 Oil Burner Service MountainViewDentistryMaine.com Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com

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

ELECTRICIANS

INSULATION

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452

All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246

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

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

A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

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

Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Northern Extremes Carpentry Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Custom Decks – Additions Kitchens, tile & wood floors Remodeling – Free Estimates Fully insured – free estimates Log Hunting and Fishing Camps 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Newhall Construction Carpentry CARPET CLEANING Shawn 743-6379 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Quality Custom Carpentry Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Specializing in remodeling & additions Certified Technicians Jeff Juneau Naples Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 207-655-5903

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

KENNELS

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

Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804

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

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

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

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

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

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

ness classes are here to help you “ditch the workout and join the party!” This easy-to-follow, but cardio-blasting “exercise in disguise” will have you enjoying your workout to the max! Learn the salsa, merengue, reggae and a host of other fun rhythms all set to a pulsating Latin beat that will have you moving like never before. All that is needed is comfortable clothing, sneakers and a desire to have a great time! Instructor: Vicki Toole. When: Saturday mornings for six weeks, new session starts March 17 (no class Easter weekend). Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $30 for six weeks or $7 drop-in fee per class. Yoga. Learn the basics of Hatha yoga, or deepen your existing practice. Instructor Debbie Goldstein has over 15 years of certified teaching experience. Improve strength, flexibility and reduce stress! Drop in for a class! Extra mats and props are available to borrow each class. New session starts March 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 LP GAS 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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

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

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Page B, The Bridgton News, February 23, 2012

Guided walk Sat.

This week’s puzzle: The Oscars 52. Room in a house 53. Like acne-prone skin 55. Charlotte’s creation 57. Hotel meeting place 60. *”The Descendants” nominee 64. Wavelike patterned silk 65. Make imperfect 67. Home to BYU 68. Curving outward 69. “___ to Joy” 70. Pivoted about a fulcrum 71. It usually contains the altar in a church 72. Women’s organization 73. Rub out DOWN 1. A deadly sin 2. Beehive State 3. World’s longest river 4. Even though, arch. 5. Wish ill 6. Smack or sock 7. Leo month 8. It has no back and no arms 9. Bangkok inhabitant 10. Kiln for drying hops 11. The hunted 12. “Ever” to a poet 15. *He played Cold War spy 20. Grommets, e.g. 22. Milk ___, popular at the movies 24. Coroner’s performance 25. *Place of Woody’s midnight magic 26. Unaccompanied

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LOVELL — Join the Greater Lovell Land Trust for a guided walk at the Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve in Lovell this Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants should meet at the Fairburn parking lot, just beyond the public boat launch off Slab City Road in Lovell. Spend an incredible two hours on a wintry walk exploring, observing and reflecting upon the natural world we encounter during this season of cold. Discover animal tracks and signs, beautiful winter scenes and more. Bring your own snowshoes (if conditions allow), water and snack. Dress warmly and in layers for the conditions. All ages welcome. For more information on these and other GLLT programs — including dates, times, locations and directions — visit the website at www.gllt.org, e-mail Bridie.McGreavy@maine.edu, or call 925-1056.

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Casco Rec spring offerings (Continued from Page B)

April 5 to May 17 (no program on April 19) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is open to students in grades K-5. Cost: $65. Open Walking, Tuesday through Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center Gymnasium. Cost: Free. The Casco Community Gymnasium is the perfect place to walk when the weather may prevent you from continuing to exercise during the winter months. Senior Bowling, Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Casco Community Center. Cost: Free. A great activity that anyone can do! Wii bowling is a great way to exercise, socialize and just have a ton of fun! Line Dance Class, a new offering, Beginner/Intermediate classes on Thursdays from 7

with the scratch and match experiment, and begin to glow as you probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications! Delve into aspects of detective science as you experiment with fingerprint analysis and use the Fingerprint Finder to place and identify UV prints. Be sure to use your observation skills because they will try to trick your senses through sleight of hand, misdirection, and hidden compartments. Not to worry, they will then undo the mystery of magic by explaining it with science right before you ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around. This series of programs is guaranteed to make your senses run wild! Mad Science takes place at the Casco Recreation Center on Thursdays,

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Regional Sports

February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

Crowning moments LR frosh Kate Hall wins 3 state titles; FA girls also bring home 3

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer LEWISTON — Kate Hall didn’t wilt under the bright lights of her first high school state championship indoor track meet. She shined. A freshman, Kate won state titles in the long jump (17-feet 1.5-inches), 55-meter dash (7.27 seconds) and the 200 meters (26.33 seconds) — all Lake Region records. Meanhile, FryeburgAcademy’s Corinn Bedell, Emily Heggie and the Raider 4x200 relay team also claimed state titles. Bedell, a senior, won the 400 meters in 59.95, ahead of Waterville’s Olivia Thurston who posted a 59.97. Heggie, a junior, captured the high jump crown with a leap of 5feet 2-inches, ahead of Courtney Mailly of Waterville (5-feet). The FA relay team consisting of Sage Hennessy, Heggie, Nikki Shivers and Bedell rolled out a 1:50.91 to beat the mark of 1:51.03 set by a Waterville foursome. These high marks enabled the Raiders to place third overall while the Lakers checked in fourth. Laker report Kate Hall competed in the junior division during the regular season, and the freshman’s talent continued to shine against the top Class B athletes in Maine. “She hasn’t lost in any event

Top 10 Girls

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yet this year, but next is the New England meet (at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 2). It will be interesting to she how she does as she has gotten better and better as the meets have become bigger and bigger,” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. Kate will long jump and run the 55 meters at the New England Championships. Hoping to join Hall are Hannah Perkins and Jacqui Black. Perkins finished sixth in the 800 meters (2:31.41, winning time was 2:19.09 set by Bethanie Brown of Waterville) and missed her school record by half a second.  “I think this race was much tougher than her school record run. She had to battle with quite a few athletes to earn that time and her spot on the podium,” Coach Snow said. “Hannah made many

tactical decisions on each lap and I agreed with all of them. She ran a great race and is still learning the event. I look forward to her outdoor season, where she can hope to break 2:30.” Coach Snow said Black also made decisions throughout her race that culminated in a seventh place medal in the mile (5:49.23). Bethanie Brown, a junior from Waterville, set a new state record in 5:02.15, which topped the mark set by Abby Iselborn of McAuley in 2007 at 5:03.47. “Jacqui is the best female distance runner I’ve coached. I’m so glad she placed (Monday). She made critical moves in the race to break up the pack. Jacqui pushed the pace midway through the race, and it changed the race for herself and her opponents,” Coach Snow said. “Without those moves, I don’t think she would have finished seventh. It’s been great to watch Jacqui dictate what is happening around her the last two meets. She has had a great finish to the season.” Black was 17th in the two mile with a time of 13:29.29. Brown of Waterville set the winning pace in 10:59.68. Kristina Morton (3:01.6) ran a personal record split for the 4x800 meter relay team.  Other members were: Maggie Knudsen (3:00.2), Julia Carlson (3:19.4) and Maude Meeker (2:52.9) as THREE TIME CHAMP — Laker the Lakers finished with a time of freshman Kate Hall occupied the

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state champion spot three times.

FASTEST FOURSOME — Corinn Bedell (top) gets a jump on a Waterville runner in the 4X200 relay. Teammates Emily Heggie and Sage Hennessy get a hug from Bedell and are joined by Nikki Shivers to celebrate their state relay title. (Photos courtesy of Brea McDonald)

Despite offshooting night, Lakers blow past Clippers

DETERMINED — Lake Region junior guard Sydney Hancock looks to pass Yarmouth defender Lane Simsarian during Tuesday night’s Class B quarterfinal playoff game at the Portland Expo. The top-ranked Lakers (17-2) advanced to the semis this afternoon, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center against fourth-ranked and defending state champion Leavitt (17-2). (Photos by Greg Van Vliet/Lake Region Photography) LAKE REGION 60 Tiana-Jo Carter 6-2-14, Allison Clark 2-0-6, Abby Craffey 2-26, Hannah Cutting 2-0-5, Sarah Hancock 5-1-13, Sydney Hancock 1-4-6, Jordan Turner 1-0-2, Shannon VanLoan 1-0-2, Kelsey Winslow 3-0-6, Rachel Wandishin, Savannah Devoe, Kayleigh Lepage, Miranda Chadbourne, Lucy Fowler. 3-Pointers: Clark (2), Sa. Hancock (2), Cutting. YARMOUTH 34 Shannon Fallon 2-3-7, McKenzie Gray 0-1-1, Jenna Lowery 2-3-7, Morgan Cahill 5-4-14, Grace O’Donnell 1-1-3, Sean Cahill 2-0-4.

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer PORTLAND — On a night when they struggled mightily to put the ball in the basket, Lake Region turned to their strength — a stifling, pressure defense that forced 29 turnovers — to bail them out. LR Coach Paul True had to be pleased to see his club hoist 82 shots in Tuesday’s Class B quarterfinal girls’ basketball game against Yarmouth, but he had to cringe to see that his team made just 23, finishing the night with a 28% grade from the field. But, the Lakers steamrolled the Clippers, 60-34 to advance to the semi-finals today, Feb. 23, against defending state champ, Leavitt (17-2). The Hornets advanced with a 72-59 win over Spruce Mountain (Jay/Livermore Falls). “I was very pleased with the shots we were getting. I thought we rushed them at times. We just didn’t convert easy basket opportunities. If we are getting 70 to 80 shots in a game, things are going well for us offensively,” Coach True said. “I thought our execution was better than it has been over the past two games. We squandered some easy chances, but made some great decisions in transition. Early on, it simply didn’t end in scoring. Our effort was great.” The top-ranked Lakers (172) received a dominant effort from sophomore center TianaJo Carter, who returned from a late-season knee injury, to score 14 points and haul down 20 rebounds. She also blocked five shots. “Tiana played great. She is a difference maker on the defensive end,” Coach True said. “Offensively, she struggled a little bit putting the ball into the hole, but I thought her deci-

sion-making and moves she was making around the basket were pretty good. I think Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth’s center) was responsible for some of those missed shots because she was able to move ‘T’ off her spots.” Maybe it was nerves or they were simply unable to slow the speed of the game down when it came to shooting the ball, which resulted in the Lakers tied with eighth-seeded Yarmouth 66 after the first eight minutes. LR had plenty of chances, but made just 3-of-17 shots — two lay-ups in the first two minutes were the result of precision passes by Sydney Hancock and Rachel Wandishin. LR then went ice cold, failing to score for three minutes until reserve Jordan Turner drained a jumper from the left wing. Yarmouth tied the game with two hoops as the Lakers went scoreless over the final 1:58. Although the offense sputtered in the second quarter (8-

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CLASS B WEST SEMI-FINALS #1 LAKE REGION (17-2) vs. #4 LEAVITT (17-2) Today, Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center Preview: The Lakers will face the most explosive team they have seen this season when they square off against the defending state champions, Leavitt. The Hornets swarming full-court pressure caused havoc against Spruce Mountain in the quarterfinals as the Phoenix turned the ball over often, resulting in quick Hornet hoops. Leavitt is led by extremely talented junior point guard Kristen Anderson, who scored 27 points while dishing out 8 assists in the 72-59 win. Anderson has tremendous range, and a great first step burst. She will be the most athletic player on the floor. Anderson has a great complement in senior 5’9’’ forward Adrianna Newton, who scored 20 points. Newton runs the floor well, and has great hands to catch zip passes from anywhere on the court from Anderson.While the Hornets may lack the kind of SEMI-FINALS PREVIEW, Page 11B

SIDELINE INSTRUCTION — Lake Region Coach Paul True looks to settle his club down after a poor shooting start that kept Tuesday’s quarterfinal close in the first quarter. The Lakers used their pressure defense to generate fastbreak points and thumped Yarmouth.

Raiders pin down 3 titles

FRYEBURG — Hosting the Class B Maine State Wrestling Championships, three Raiders claimed titles on Saturday at Wadsworth Arena. Connor Sheehan shut out Evan Drinkwater of Belfast by a 10-0 count to win the 113pound state title. Connor won all three of his matches, including two pins in 10 seconds and one in 4:49. Zach Sheehan claimed the TITLE LOCKED UP — Fryeburg Academy wrestler CJ 120-pound title with a 5-2 deciBartlett locked up a Class B state title in the 160-pound weight sion over Colin Sevigney of class.

Wells. Zach was 3-0 on the day. And, CJ Bartlett captured the 160-pound crown with a 9-4 decision over John Goyetche of York as Fryeburg Academy finished second overall with 109 points, behind Camden Hills as the Windjammers tallied 169 points. CJ was 3-0 for the tourney. FA nearly added a fourth champion as Kirk Hubbard reached the championship round in the 138-pound weight class. Hubbard, however, was

pinned at the 3:02 mark by Danny DelGallo of Gardiner. There were 14 weight classes, and 18 schools involved in the state event. In the consolation round, Jake Thurston earned a 12-2 decision over Teddy Durfee of Wells in the 145-pound class. Jake finished up 3-1 on the day. Derek Leavitt dropped a 92 decision to Peter Kelley of Belfast in 195-pound action. Derek was 2-2.

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When the Lake Region cheering squad needs someone to fill a role, Mikayla Fortin is willing to take on that task. A newcomer to the cheering program, Mikayla has “come so far from where she started,” LR Coaches Ashleigh London and Kelly Tibbetts said. “At the start of the season, Mikayla had to back out from being included in the competition routine due to scheduling conflicts. A few weeks later, we lost one of our team members, who was a strong asset to the routine. Mikayla approached us and said she was ready to step in for her team and fill in where it was needed, so no changes had to be made,” the coaches said. “She learned to do her forward roll; she stepped in as a base for several stunts; she picked up all the choreography; and she did so in a very short amount of time.” The coaches added, “Mikayla gives 100% every practice, gets along with everybody, asks the right questions so she can always be improving herself, and has shown her team and her coaches just how dedicated she is by stepping up when we needed her most.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Mikayla is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a speciallydesigned t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Fortin File Name: Mikayla Fortin Year in School: Sophomore Town: Naples Parents: Denise and Eric Theriault School Activities/Sports: Cheering and softball. Q. Why did you choose cheering? MF. I chose cheering because it was something new. My mom did it in high school, so I thought I’d try it out. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? MF. I hope to accomplish all the goals my team and I had gathered in the beginning of the season. Q. What do you enjoy the MIKAYLA, Page 11B

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Brendon Harmon caught the “bug,” and he’s glad he did. “Brendon started ski racing in eighth grade. He is now a sophomore, and the racing bug has bit him,” said Lake Region varsity alpine ski coach Jaime Fontaine. “He is always striving to improve his technique and is always pushing himself to be a better racer.” Coaches Fontaine and Brook Sulloway have seen “huge growth” in Brendon’s skiing over the past year. “I am really looking forward to the next two years with Brendon on the team. His positive ‘go-getter’ attitude is just what the team needs.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brendon is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a speciallydesigned t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Harmon File Name: Brendon Harmon Year in School: Sophomore Town: Naples Parents: Sue and Tom Harmon School Activities/Sports: Alpine skiing Q. Why did you choose alpine skiing? BH. I love to ski and go fast like Ricky Bobby. Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? BH. I wanted to keep improving my times every race. Q. What do you enjoy the most? BH. I enjoy being with my friends and being competitive with them. Q. What do you like the least? BH. I hate when some of my teammates go in the lodge after practice and don’t help pull the course like they should. Q. What makes you successful? BH. I try hard to make myself better. Q. What would your dream moment be? BH. My dream moment would be to win a race even though I know that will never happen. Q. What has skiing taught you? BH. It has taught me how to ski faster while still being in BRENDON, Page 11B

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State Meet — Athletes strike gold (Continued from Page B)

12:14.12. On the boys’ side, Dakota Bush posted a personal record in the 55-meters trials with a 7.04, but missed qualifying for the finals by 0.04 seconds. He placed 17th in the 200 meters in 24.78 (winning time was 23.11). “Dakota made huge improvement this year,” Coach Snow said. “Dakota did well despite battling a cold. His 200 meter time (24.78) was only a tenth off his personal record.” • Record still intact. Every year, it seems one or more state records fall at the Class B Championships. Kevin Floster’s name, however, remains on the record list for the top time in the 800 meters. The former Laker set the standard at 1:56.12 in 2005. This year’s winner was Nestor Taylor of Greely, who posted a 2:01.42. The top seven finishers score points and medal. Raider report • Sophomore Bailey Friedman scored in the shot put with a fifth place finish after a toss of 31-feet 2.50-inches. Catherine Fellows, a senior from Greely, won the event with a toss of 33-4.50. Friedman made a big toss for a medal after sitting in eighth place with one attempt left. “Her practices had been going great and we both knew there was a big throw in her,” FA Coach Kevin McDonald said. “On her last throw, she lets a 31-foot plus go to get to the (trophy) podium. Unbelievable! A personal best on your last throw at States. Wow!” • FA senior Jamie Gullikson captured second place in the pole vault with a 9-6 effort, behind junior Kayla Marquis of Old Town, who registered a 9-9 vault. “Jamie jumped very well in the pole vault. We had stressed the importance of jumping clean and she did just that,” Coach McDonald said. • In the 200-meters, Sage Hennessy was sixth in 27.20 followed by Bedell in 11th at 27.75 and Shivers 12th at 28.09. • On Corinn Bedell claiming the state title in the 400 meters: “Corinn became the state champion in the 400 dash in a race for the ages. Trailing early,

UP AND OVER — Fryeburg Academy’s Emily Heggie captured the state Class B indoor track title in the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, 2-inches. (Photos courtesy of Brea McDonald) Corinn started her run for home with about 160 meters to go, moving into second midway on the final curve,” Coach McDonald said. “At this point, Bobby (Coach Collins) and I did not think a win was possible. She was running down the defending state champion, but it looked like she was running out of track. We always said, ‘I would not want to be the girl Corinn was chasing.’ A half a step from the finish line, it was over. Corinn had caught her and gone under a minute for the 400. I don’t think words can describe the joy that was felt at that moment — it was high school sports at its best.” • On Emily Heggie winning the high jump: “Again, we had stressed having a jump clean and ‘M’ only had one miss late in the competition,” Coach McDonald said. “It came down to the last two standing and the bar at 5-feet 2inches, a height neither girl had ever cleared. ‘M’ cleared it on her first attempt and Courtney (Mailly) from Waterville was unable to make the height. Emily was crowned state champion. This could not have happened to a nicer young lady. Emily is a huge asset to our team, and we are very

OUT OF THE BLOCKS — Dockery and Lake Region’s gear. happy for her.” • On the Raider state champion relay team: Coaches Collins and McDonald could see in early December that this Raider foursome had something special going. “Finding the right four girls was a long process and due to injury or illness was still uncertain, even at Bates. It became the race

Fryeburg Academy’s Devine Dakota Bush shift into high that dreams are made of,” Coach McDonald said. “Waterville — the defending state champs — had posted some very fast times and we prepared the girls for the possibility that they might have to run from behind, something they had not done all year.” Relay leader Sage Hennessy put that question to rest as “she

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Regional sports

February 23, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Lakers’ defense bails out shooting (Continued from Page B)

of-26), the Lakers opened some daylight as senior Allison Clark, who returned to action following a knee injury, came off the bench to swish a 3-pointer, which seemed to jumpstart her fellow shooters. “Huge contributions. Her first ‘3’ was huge for us because it got our run going in the second quarter. It was really nice to have her back,” Coach True said. Carter propelled the Lakers to a 25-10 halftime lead by dominating the lane at both ends of the court. She had 10 rebounds during this stretch, and scored the team’s last six points, including a 3-point play that resulted in Yarmouth’s big center, Morgan Cahill (14 points, 9 rebounds) to pick up her third foul. The LR defense forced 11 Yarmouth turnovers during this run, and held the Clippers to just 2-of-8 shooting. The Clips didn’t help their cause by going 0-for-6 from the foul line. There was no loss of rhythm or intensity following the intermission as the Lakers kept their foot on the pedal. Sydney Hancock delivered two pretty bounce passes for lay-ups by Kelsey Winslow and Abby Craffy to push the lead to 19. Then, freshman Sarah Hancock stole the limelight. The rookie drained two 3-pointers and swished a pull-up jumper just inside the foul line for a 39-14 Laker lead.

SKY HIGH — Fryeburg Academy’s Jamie Gullikson (left) captured second place in the pole vault. At right, Lake Region’s Hannah Perkins stays stride for stride with a Greely runner, and placed sixth in the 800 meters. Both high school girls’ squads placed in the Top 5. (Photos by Brea McDonald)

Indoor State Meet (Continued from Page 10B)

blazed an opening leg for the ages” giving Emily Heggie a little breathing room, which she maintained as she passed the baton to Nikki Shivers. “Nikki ran very well and gave Corinn a slight lead. Twice, the girl from Waterville attacked and twice she was held at bay by Corinn,” Coach McDonald said. “The girls ran a new indoor school record and became state champions. There again, it was like a dream. Bobby and I are overjoyed for these young ladies.” • Scott Pelkie earned a point with a seventh place in the shot put. Pelkie’s toss went 40-feet 1.25-inches. Nick Margitza of Waterville won the event with a toss of 53-feet 1-inch. “It was a great day for Scott, one I’m sure he will remember for a long, long time. Hard work all season was rewarded with hardware at States,” Coach McDonald said. “Scott, one of

our captains, proved he is a force in the Class B shot put.” • Devine Dockery was 12th in the 200 meters in 24.59 while Austin Ward finished 29th with a time of 25.56. “It was Devine’s first State Meet, but it will not be his last. Devine just missed going to the finals in the 55 meters and ran very well in the 200,” Coach McDonald said. “Austin Ward, coming off a long illness, still battled and ran very well in the 200 meters. A few days before States, I thought Austin might be too weak from his illness, but he said ‘I want to run’ and run he did. A great day for Austin at less than 100%.” Hard work and determination this winter was rewarded with titles and great memories Monday at Bates College. “This area should be very proud of these young ladies and young men,” Coach McDonald said. “I know Snowman (LR Coach Mark Snow) and I are.”

Profile: Mikayla Fortin (Continued from Page 10B)

most? MF. Being with all my friends and having fun. Q. What do you like the least? MF. There isn’t really anything I like the least. Q. What makes you successful? MF. I try hard and do my best. I am willing to learn new things and try hard to accomplish them. Q. What would your dream moment be? MF. I honestly don’t know what my dream moment would be other than to be successful beyond school. Q. What has cheering taught you? MF. This sport has taught me just like any other team sport teaches you — there is no “I” in team. Q. Who has inspired you? MF. I am inspired by my mom, being supportive and encouraging. Also, my coaches inspire me. All three of them push me and the team to accomplish our goals.

“Sarah has played really well down the stretch. She has played a lot of basketball. Sarah is just a freshman, but she is seasoned in many ways. She played great for us tonight, and gave us a big lift,” Coach True said. Clark swished another 3pointer in the closing minutes, and the Lakers had this one under control. LR players had a chance to work on their freethrow shooting over the final quarter, sinking 5-of-8 — 9-of15 for the game. The big lead also allowed Coach True to let reserves enjoy some of the tourney limelight as they played the final 3:30. Kate Cutting made the most of her time, connecting on a 3-pointer from the corner, and knocking down another long jumper to close out the Lakers’ scoring. While the victory wasn’t pretty, Coach True liked his team’s intensity and determination. But, he knows for the Lakers to punch a ticket to Saturday’s Regional Final, the overall play has to be better against a talented Leavitt team. “Certainly, we need to put the ball in the hole better than we did tonight,” Coach True said. 23-of-82 may not be good enough next time. Stat Line: Carter had 20 of the Lakers’ 37 rebounds. Other leaders were Winslow (6) and Sydney Hancock (5). Yarmouth was 9-of-24 from the foul line, 12-of-37 from the

Semi-Finals preview (Continued from Page B)

Ice Cats earn shutout

Four different players scored as the Ice Cats (7-10) blanked Mt. Ararat/Lisbon 4-0 at the Bridgton Ice Arena. Ethan Green opened the scoring at 9:04 of the first period, assisted by Donnie Kellough and Tyler LaPlante. The Cats went up 2-0 five minutes later as Jeff Ast scored, assisted by Tyler Hill. Tyler Harnden made it 3-0 on a power-play goal at 14:54 of the second period. Assists went to LaPlante and Kellough. Hill closed out the scoring on a power-play goal — the Ice Cats were 2-of-5 with a man advantage — at 9:47 of the final period, assisted by Harnden and Kellough.

Pavle Stepanovic recorded 23 saves for the Ice Cats. The Cats had 37 shots. Mt. Ararat/Lisbon, a Class A East squad, fell to 5-10-1. • Gray-New Gloucester/Poland scored seven unanswered goals to pound the Ice Cats 8-1 last week. Down 1-0, the Ice Cats tied the game on an Ethan Russo goal 3:05 into the second period. Assists went to Hill and TJ Leach. Then, the Ice Cats were dominated as G-NG/Poland erupted for seven goals, and held an overall 32-13 in shots while the Cats went 0-for-4 on the power play. Ice Cat goalie Topi Laakso turned aside 24 shots.

All-Academic picks

Lake Region High School athletes selected to the All-Academic Western Maine Conference team include: Girls’ Basketball: Allison Clark, Heidi Jewett, Shannon VanLoan and Rachel Wandishin. Cheering: Stephanie Winslow. (Continued from Page 10B) Indoor Track: Victoria Waugh, Kelsey Wilcox and Colin Bridgecontrol. Koenigsburg. Q. Who has inspired you? BH. Jack Tragert, because he was a Alpine Skiing: Wesley Sulloway. good teammate. He taught me how to ski better. He always placed Ice Hockey: Timothy Leach and Patrick Hayes. either in the Top 10 or Top 5, and I wish I could do that. He taught Fryeburg Academy senior Emily Wilson has been added to the me that you can do anything you set your mind to. Western Maine Conference girls’ basketball all-academic team.

depth the Lakers will bring, Leavitt got solid play from 5’7’’ forward Sarah Frost, who scored 8 points. Junior guard Mariah Treadwell also anchors the backcourt. Outlook: A year ago, the Lakers crumbled against the Hornets’ smothering, trapping defense. Can the Lakers attack it better, and make Leavitt pay with easy hoops at the other end? “The key will be breaking that first line of defense. We need to take care of the basketball, and if we do turn it over, it can’t lead to an easy basket opportunity for them,” Coach True said. “I do think that when we break pressure, we need to finish and put the ball in the hole at the other end.” And how will the Lakers defend Anderson? “She is a complete player — a great passer and great scorer. We will have our work cut out. It is going to take a complete team effort. It’s not going to be any one player’s responsibility,” Coach True said. The Lakers had a chance to watch the Hornets for three quarters Tuesday, and walked away knowing the tough assignment before them. “Their (LR players) comments were that we need to take care of the ball, and once the ball is over halfcourt, Leavitt is a different team. They then have to match up with us, particularly inside where we should cause them some problems,” Coach True said. Inside the lane is where the Lakers should hold the advantage. The Hornets lack any real size, and that was exploited in a regular season loss against Nokomis. LR guards will certainly be tested by Anderson, who likes to take step-back long-range shots. Anderson sees the floor extremely well and will deliver pinpoint passes from anywhere on the court, so the LR defense must stay focused at all times. The winner advances to the Regional Final on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center against the winner of the other semi-final — #2

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School news

LRMS honor roll

OCEAN’S EDGE by Samantha Dole

MORNING MIST by Natasha Touchette

Local artwork to be screensavers

Artists Samantha Dole and Natasha Touchette will have an audience of more than 72,000 students and teachers for their artwork starting this fall. The Lake Region High School seniors join 18 students from across Maine who have won the honor to have their artwork included in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative laptop screensaver for the 2012-13 school year. More than 380 Maine students submitted images to be considered for the 2012-13 screensaver. Students and teachers voted on their favorites, and two of the 20 featured works were the top votegetters. An independent panel of three judges selected pieces. Many of the images are photographs, though several students used pencil, paint, clay and other media to create their images. Dole’s entry is entitled, “Ocean’s

Samantha Dole Edge” while Touchette’s work is called, “Morning Mist.” “The arts are an essential part of the student experience in Maine. The arts offer students the opportunities they need to explore their passions, discover their talents and apply their creativity,” said

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen. “I’m thrilled that we can celebrate student artwork, and wed it with technology, in this way.” The Maine Learning Technology Initiative, or MLTI, equips all Maine seventh- and eighth-grade students, more than half of the

Jennifer Laurent of Bridgton, an Elementary Education major, and Cassidy Schwarz of Fryeburg, a Business Administration/ThreeYear Program major, have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Southern

New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an academic grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0. Devin Fitzgerald of Casco, a 2010 graduate of Lake Region

High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at University of Maine at Farmington with High Honors for the fall 2011 semester.     Amber H. Crecelius of Fryeburg, Class of 2012, has been named to the Dean’s List

Natasha Touchette

state’s high school students, and all middle- and high-school teachers and administrators with Apple laptops. The devices all come with a standard set of educational software and the screensaver of student artwork. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative also provides educators with frequent professional development to help them maximize the benefits of technology in the classroom. The screensaver contest is an annual affair that has attracted entries from more than 1,000 students during its four-year history. The winning students will receive free registration to attend the 2012 MLTI Student Conference this spring at the University of Maine in Orono. To see other winning artwork go to: www.maine.gov/mlti/about/ photos.shtml

Area students named to Dean’s List

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at the University of Maine at Farmington with the distinction of High Honors for the fall 2011 semester with a grade point average of 3.84 out of a possible 4.0. Amber is a 2008 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Sarah Cutting of Sebago, a junior Marketing major, was named to the fall 2011 semester Dean’s List at Bryant University (Smithfield, R.I.). Daniel Casey of Bridgton, Stephanie Lange and Reilly Shea of Brownfield, Emily Atwood, Daniel Gibson and Nicole Pelkie, all of Fryeburg, Justin St. John of Harrison, Lauren Reeves and Jesse Sawin of Lovell, Zachary Atherton and Amy Tragert of Naples, Megan Stevenson of Raymond, Allison Stewlow of Sebago, Caitlin Armstrong and Heleena Graves of Stow, Mollie Bell, Samantha Brown and Joshua Little, all of Waterford were named to the University of Maine at Orono Dean’s List honors for the fall 2011 semester.

Tonya Arnold, principal of Lake Region Middle School, proudly announces the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Grade 6 High Honors: Daria Bosworth, Tanner Crockett, Olivia Deschenes, Lauren Jakobs, Andrea Johnston, Tyler Small, Sarah Stefaniak, Aisley Sturk, Chandler True and Brianna Warren. Honors: Dominic Adams, Aaryana Aliyaha, Kelsey Apovian, Caitlyn Bardsley, Sean Buchanan, Kayley Buckley, Hannah Chadwick, Isabelle Davis-White, Meaghan Goodine, Abigail Green, Meghan Harmon, Leia Hodgdon, Benjamin Johnson, Nathaniel Jordan, Lindsey Keenan, William Lidston, Kaylyn Lorrain, Megan Mageles, Kelsey Market, Christian Martin, Henry McCarthy, Adrianna McDaniel, True Meyers, Derek Mondville, Dorothy Moyse, Hailey Parsons, Vincent Perfetto, Corban Ridlon, Hunter Russo, Georgia Shanks, Rachel Shanks, Zoe Silvia, Elijah Simmons, Wyatt Smith, Elijah Somers, Emily St. John, Davin Tafuri, Autumn Tremblay, Paul Walker and Christian Whiting. Grade 7 High Honors: Olivia Bartlett, Rachel Bolling, Meghan Boos, Haley Bragdon-Clements, Ciara Chaves, Catherine Chrisiansen, Elizabeth Cole, Ella Forbes, Heidi Fox, Ina Guzja, Jaide Hall, Douglas Mayo, Samara Morris, Jacqueline Morse, Tyson Prescott, Anja Schwieterman, Emily Simkins, Katherine Springer and Ella Sulloway. Honors: Taylor Bass, Addie Blais, Isabel Brake, Margaret Cetrullo, Jackson Dinsmore, Elizabeth Girard, Ashley Gray, Travis Harden, Kristen Huntress, Isabel Lefebvre, Colleen Messina, Melody Millett, Olivia Mills, Jenna-Marie Noyes, Luke Porter, Hannah Ranco, Benjamin Roakes, Margaret Somers, Hannah Stewart, Mallory Strain, Katelyn Sullivan, Heather Tait, Andrew Terry and Noah Turgeon. Grade 8 High Honors: Katherine Clavette, Austin Goodwin, Zachary Gray, Laura Hunt, Anna Lastra, Keyana Prescott, Nick Scarlett, Spencer True, Devynn Turner, Madison Wildey and Samantha Young. Honors: Audrey Blais, Sarah Camacho, Lily Charpentier, Molly Christensen, Danielle Collins, Marcus DeVoe, Thomas Dolloff, Grace Farrington, Katherine Ferland, Trenton Hartford, Victoria Kauffman, Ashley Kilgore, Brennan Lane, Jackson Lesure, Bailey McDaniel, Tyler Mitchell, Daniel Neault, Hannah Parsons, David Robbins, Benjamin Ropple, Nathan Smith, Zoe Snow, Matthew Stenger and Nicholas Wandishin.

College honors

Tareyn Vigna of Bridgton, Andrew Carlson, Devin Fitzgerald and Leona Kluge-Edwards of Casco, Joshua Bishop of East Baldwin, Jennifer Bertino, Amber Crecelius, Chelsea Hill and Thomas West of Fryeburg, Conrad Ward of Lovell, Sean Skillern of Naples, Hannah Huber of Raymond and Rebecca Terrio of Sebago have been named to the University of Maine at Farmington Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. A student whose grade point average for the semester equals or exceeds 3.8 will be listed with high academic achievement. A student whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 will be listed with academic achievement. Any incompletes must be satisfactorily completed before the student is honored with Dean’s List status. Academic achievement awarded at commencement is based on all course work taken at UMF. Matthew Langadas of Casco has been named to the Nichols College (Dudley, Mass.) Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. In order to be included on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.2 for at least 12 credit-hours and receive no grade below a C-plus during the semester. Eric Porter of Waterford has been named to the Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.) Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2011 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher with no course grade below 2.0. Lawrence Lastra of Bridgton, was recently named to the Dean’s List at Maine Maritime Academy (Castine) for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. Lawrence, a member of the Class of 2012, is majoring in Marine Engineering Technology. He is a graduate of Lake Region High School. Gabriel Shubert of Denmark was recently named to the Dean’s List at Maine Maritime Academy (Castine) for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Gabriel, a member of the Class of 2014, is majoring in Marine Engineering Operations. He is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. John Tragert of Naples was recently named to the Dean’s List at Maine Maritime Academy (Castine) for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Jack, a member of Class of 2015, is majoring in Marine Transportation Operations. He is a graduate of Lake Region High School.

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