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Lucky winner

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A summer visitor has her ticket pulled to win the annual Bridgton Community Center Ice Out Contest

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Fryeburg Academy’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble captured another title at the Maine Jazz Festival

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Sewer field maxed out

Million-gallon-a-year mistake uncovered

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It wasn’t anything nearly as serious as a smoking gun. But the discovery of a million-gallonper-year mistake by Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz in totaling sold sewer allocations for the lower ballfield raised some eyebrows last week — and revealed a sewer picture that is neither rosy nor sweet-smelling. Sewer Committee member Glen “Bear” Zaidman took his findings directly to selectmen last week, and Berkowitz acknowledged the calculation error two days later. He said he inadvertently left out the allocation totals for five sewer accounts served by the lower ballfield — making it appear that the field had enough excess capacity to take care of effluent from Avesta Housing, Inc.’s proposed 21-unit apartment complex. The correct totals, as compiled by Zaidman,

Maybe somebody is making maple syrup, and using the evaporator to vaporize one million, thirty thousandplus gallons a year — Bear Zaidman, on sewer allocation error made by town, which he brought to light paint a different picture. They show that the lower ballfield has no excess capacity, and is in fact 37 gallons a day over the maximum of what engineers say is the most it can handle in terms of approved allocations. “The town could be liable,” he added, if it ends up agree-

ing to something it can’t live up to. Some businesses are using more allocation than they were approved for as it is, he added; saying those users should take priority over new allocation requests. “The bottom line is, there is no available allocation at this time for any additional requests for allocation related to the lower ballfield,” said Berkowitz, who said the error happened when he was compiling and transferring numbers gathered from several sources into an Excel spreadsheet. “The intent all along has been to make sure we are dealing with numbers that are accurate,” he said. It wasn’t until the town installed an Oxy-Pro unit at the lower ballfield that they were able to measure actual daily usage, using flow meter reports. In transferring a page of figures from an original sheet of sold allocations, Berkowitz said he failed to include the

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Downtown amendment hearing Tues.

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Some say the Site Plan Review Ordinance amendment, that will go before Bridgton voters in June, protects the traditional pattern of mixed use development that gives downtown Main Street its special charm. Others say the amendment unfairly restricts redevelopment options for property owners who may either need or want to live on the first floor, or who are unable to rent it commercially. So, who’s right? Who’s wrong? Which makes the most sense? Come to the public hearing being held by the selectmen

Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m., and decide for yourself. The language for the amendment was reviewed over four meetings by the Bridgton Planning Board at the request of the Comprehensive Plan Committee, which brought the idea directly to them on Feb. 28, drawing the ire of selectmen who felt they went beyond their authority. The idea originated from Committee member Glen “Bear” Zaidman, who proposed it at their Feb. 27 meeting after saying, “I’ve been thinking about what’s been going on.” Despite including a retroac-

tivity clause reaching back to Feb. 20, 2012, Zaidman denies the amendment was proposed in response to plans by Avesta Housing, Inc. to build a 21-unit, three-story affordable housing complex on a prime piece of real estate near Pondicherry Square. When the housing plans were first announced last October, former Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian said Avesta planned to build a three-story building on Main Street with commercial space on the ground floor. That mixed-use description led residents on Dec.13 to approve

reductions in minimum lot sizes in the downtown Shoreland Zone that Avesta needed to make the project economically feasible. Residents later learned the building would not have ground floor commercial space, after all. The amendment would add a new special regulation governing site plan reviews within a new Village Center District. The board used a draft map drawn up by Zaidman to define the properties within the district as those along Main Street from Main Hill to the Kansas Road, all of Depot Street including the former Memorial


BETSEY GOLON, owner of Common Folk Farm, is pictured here in period costume while working at the Shaker Village.

Striving to grow love of gardening

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series to observe National Women’s History Month. Businesswoman, horticulture historian and master gardener Betsey-Ann Golon empowers others by teaching them about gardening, cooking with local produce and herbs, canning and preserving.

THEY CERTAINLY HAVE SKILLS! — Lake Region Vocational Center students exhibited their talents at the annual SkillsUSA Competition held in Bangor, bringing home bronze, silver and gold medals. Showing off their medals are: (front, left to right) Weston Thayer, Azarie Smith, Breanne Enos and Jake Fleck; (back row) Taylor Barker, Joey Austin and Graham Smith. See story on Page 2A.

Standing up to bullying, bias behavior By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Stand up to bullying and other biased behaviors — safely and nonconfrontationally! That’s the message left with students at Molly Ockett Middle School last week by a representative from the Maine Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Team Project. Brandon Baldwin of the Attorney General’s Office came to MOMS March 30, as part of the “Stand Up to Bullying” program he has facilitated at 15 schools across Maine, so far — and they include students of all ages — from elementary to middle to high school.

“The message is not primarily bullying,” Baldwin said. “The focus of ‘Stand Up to Bullying Week’ is not bullying — it’s more about standing up appropriately to bullying and things other than bullying.” “My Number One objective is to support the work of a school’s Civil Rights Team,” Baldwin stated. “Again, this message is more about standing up. They all know bullying is bad — the approach we take is trying to understand how to deal with biased behaviors like bullying.” Sadly, bullying by students in parts of the country has led to the suicide of some of those being bullied. And this week, a

new, controversial documentary entitled, “Bully” by Lee Hirsch hits theaters. It documents true stories of students who faced horrific forms of bullying that are, tragically, becoming prevalent across our nation. Baldwin emphasizes the need to “continue the conversation” around bullying and other biased behaviors. “The important part is that we continue to have conversations about standing up — and not just why it is important — but how come it’s so hard to do,” Baldwin said. “Kids need to have opportunities to keep talking about their experiences as bystanders and witnesses” to biased behaviors like bully-

ing, he said.

“It’s very hard to stand up” “Too often, we take the approach of lecturing about how a bystander should speak up and stand up to bullying,” said Baldwin. “But, it’s very hard to stand up.” Baldwin said the single message of stand up to bullying can sometimes “initialize feelings of guilt and shame” in those who don’t do it for fear of their own safety or retribution. Yet, there are different and effective ways to “stand up” to biased behavior like bullying and that is what the Civil Rights Team Project is all about — sharing those methods with one another. BULLYING, Page 12A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Betsey-Ann Golon finds it difficult to digest how far-reaching a customer base Common Folk Farm has established. The business she owns with her husband has items on the shelves of the L.L.Bean store in Freeport, and in the gift shops of the Smithsonian Museum and the Mount Vernon Visitors’ Center. Then, as she is filling out an order of blueberry tea to be shipped to Japan, it hits her. The Common Folk Farm products are not the only ones traveling. Her jet-setting lifestyle takes her by surprise. In mid-March, she spent eight days at the world’s largest flower show, the Philadelphia Flower Show, where she was both a vendor and a guest speaker. In mid-February, she spoke at an event in Boston only days after sharing her love for cooking with lavender during an intimate workshop at the Inn on Long Lake. “I am not metropolitan. I consider myself a Maine farm girl,” Golon said. “My life is like a counterpoint, a pendulum swinging back and forth. I am a grounded person who loves being home, loves being in the garden. But, I am on the road speaking from the end of January until spring, until I get in the garden again.” During the summer, she joyfully dedicates the warm days to working in the lavender fields at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. For eight years, she has served as the garden director on the intern program. Serendipitously, her top hobby — gardening — has become not only a thriving business, but also a skill upon which she relied while employed in what seemed to be unrelated fields such as medical research. Also serendipitously, at a flower show, Golon conversed with the new owner of Landreth Seeds. When the weekend wrapped up, Golon signed on as the spokeswoman for Landreth Seeds, a company that sells heirloom seeds, and has a history that dates back almost 250 years. The original owner, David Landreth sold seeds to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other wellknown American forefathers, she said. “What I’d most want to do is teach the history of horticulture,” she said. “I want to teach an appreciation for what we have lost in our culture. It should have been handed down from grandmother to grandchildren.” She explained, “We’ve lost a generation of canners. We moved PROFILE, Page A

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Some good news for SAD 72 budget

The winner of the Bridgton Community Center’s Ice Out contest was drawn on Monday, April 2 at noon by Fryeburg Academy junior Kachina Price. And the winner is…Morgan Fielding of Dallas, Pa. Morgan was very surprised, but says the extra $400 will come in handy. She is a regular summer visitor to Bridgton and hopes to be here again this year. If there is only one thing you love about Maine, it has to be the unpredictable weather. A couple of weeks ago with 80 degree weather, BCC officials thought finally it would be an easy task getting IC — the official Ice Out

monitor — out of Moose Pond. Not true. Raging winds sent IC head over heels to the bottom of the lake. Bridgton and Denmark Fire Departments seized the opportunity to do water rescue training and after two attempts IC was on solid ground again. “Ice Out” would not happen without the dedication of Fred Hammerle, who designed the original Ice Out platform and continues to make repairs and adjustments. Contest officials also thank Phil Blaney, Maurice St. Peter, Larry Scholz, Fr. Craig Hacker and Janet Montgomery for “making it so.”

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — There is some “good news” in the proposed School Administrative District 72 budget for 2012-13, Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald told school board members here last week. The good news: • State subsidy is about the same as last year; • There is a larger balance forward than anticipated; • The District set aside $500,000 last year for the FY 13 “funding cliff”; • There is a savings in tuition paid to Fryeburg Academy, due to decreased enrollment and the Insured Value Factor (IVF) is at 5%; and • The SAD 72 staff has been excellent in understanding budget challenges. “Every year, you and I know taxpayers are having a hard time — everyone knows that,” Supt. MacDonald told the school board members March 21. “So, the critical question is, ‘To what degree can we provide for the educational needs of the students, while being sensitive to the local taxpayer’s situation?’ That’s the question you’re facing on April 11 (when they sign the budget warrants) — and the ultimate decision the taxpayers will make (at the May 24 budget approval meeting).” The superintendent presented an overview of the budget proposed for FY 2012-13 on March 21, but said the final figures will not be ready until next week’s school board meeting on March 28. MacDonald pointed out that the budget proposed in FY 201112 was $908,206 less than in FY 2007-08, “due to budget reductions over the last few years.”

Eight Lake Region Vocational Center students returned home with medals following the annual State SkillsUSA Conference held March 15-16 in Bangor. Azarie Smith, a Sacopee Valley High School and Culinary Arts student at Lake Region Vocational Center, won a bronze medal in Job Demonstration B, where she demonstrated maple syrup production. She brought a tree with her and drilled the hole to hang the pail along with her description of the whole process. Brandon Cash from Lake Region High School and Breanne Enos of Sacopee Valley High School both are Culinary Arts students at Lake Region Vocational Center. They

brought home bronze medals for Sustainability Solutions, which is creating a design with the idea that it will sustain in our world forever. They took on forest production. Jake Fleck from Lake Region High School and a Culinary Arts student at Lake Region Vocational Center won a bronze medal in Culinary Arts. He created an appetizer, entrée and

dessert. Jake remarked that the contest was very demanding and one really had to think ahead of what to cook while working on other items. Graham Smith, a Lake Region High School and Drafting student from Lake Region Vocational Center, brought home a bronze medal in Prepared Speech. Graham was given a theme and needed to relate his speech to the

PULLING THE WINNING TICKET — Kachina Price, a junior at Fryeburg Academy, pulls the winning Ice Out Contest ticket as Bridgton Community Center president Ken Murphy holds the ticket container.

Summer visitor wins Ice Out contest

“But, those have come at a cost,” Supt. MacDonald said. The state subsidy received for FY 2011-12 was $3,152,055, while it is anticipated to be $3,146,906 for 2012-13 or $5,149 less. State subsidy was projected to be 55% in FY 10, the superintendent said, but is now less than 27% for SAD 72. Regarding state subsidy being “about the same as last year,” MacDonald stated, “This is the first year, since I’ve been here, that we haven’t received less —

(previously) we lost $2 million in state subsidy, since I’ve been here.” As for the larger balance carried forward and savings due to decreased enrollment, MacDonald said, “We’re very conservative. The District set aside $500,000 — and we also have decreased enrollment and an IVF at 5%. However, a decrease in enrollment also means we get a reduction in state subsidy. We had a loss (in enrollment) in the District (K through 8) — about the same number as Fryeburg

Academy lost — about 60 students. We’re also spending $1.5 million less.” The superintendent said “staff has been excellent,” particularly by going to places like Ruth’s Reuseables in South Portland and “filling up their cars” with supplies for their students. Summarizing, Supt. MacDonald pointed out that several positions (K-8) have been eliminated or reduced in the last few years; the budget has been below the CPI (Consumer Price

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SEEING GOVERNMENT AT WORK — State Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples) gathered with fourth grade students from Songo Locks School in Naples at the State House on Thursday, March 22. During their visit, the group also toured the Maine State Museum. Their teachers — Mrs. Arbour, Mrs. Fifield, Mrs. Norris and Mrs. Overcash — brought the students to Augusta to learn more about Maine history and the state legislative process. Rep. Cebra (bottom, right) was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the young people, along with their teachers and chaperones, while at the Capitol. (Photo by Caitlin E. Chamberlain)

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theme along with his vocational program and SkillsUSA. Taylor Barker, a Lake Region High School and Diversified Occupations student at Lake Region Vocational Center, competed in Action Skills, which is a demonstration. Taylor won a silver medal. For his contest, he created garnishes for an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Taylor took a plain meal and made it

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Challenges, SAD 72 budget impacts (Continued from Page A)

Index) the last four years resulting in very lean budgets — “we are now barebones,” he said, noting that the CPI this year is 2.9%; the District is currently spending $1,017,403 less than five years ago. Supt. MacDonald said, “We need to consider the educational impacts for now and the future. Therefore, for the first time in seven years, we are proposing a small increase in academic positions.” “Facility needs can not be neglected,” the superintendent said. “Therefore, we have proposed increasing the Capital Reserve account.” The proposed budget, as in other years, has “given expenditures,” or obligations, MacDonald noted. These include Transportation, Special Education, Debt Service, Food

Service, Operations (energy and leases), and Grade 9 through 12 cost for the contract with Fryeburg Academy (average state tuition plus 15%) and the IVF. MacDonald explained that the Insured Value Factor (IVF) are funds paid to town academies (private schools that accept local students) for major capital improvements and renovations to facilities. The District’s current contract with Fryeburg Academy runs from 2004 through 2014. MacDonald said Article 1 at the annual School District budget meeting is required by state law and asks voters to approve paying Fryeburg Academy more than 5% IVF. Last year, voters opted not to pay more than 5% IVF, MacDonald said, pointing out that no town academy in Maine is receiving more than 5% IVF from their sending school

Profile: Betsey Golon (Continued from Page A)

away from our grandmothers teaching us. A generation did not learn what they could grow in their gardens instead of buying. ‘Oh my word, what would happen if I cannot go to the grocery store?’” For Golon, the love of gardening was passed from father to daughter. Also, other women in her life contributed to her gardening knowledge. “My dad loved to garden and got to garden around the world because he was in the military,” she said. That military lifestyle exposed her to gardening in both southern and northern climates. “In the 1970s, we had the movement of going back to earth and learning to garden,” she said. “I was lucky. There was a farm behind the building we lived in. I was a college student, and a wonderful woman took me under her wing.” In addition to teaching how to plant a garden on a small plot, the woman shared her knowledge of canning and preserving. “We are having another renaissance of that spirit,” Golon said. “There should be even more pressure for people to learn how to garden and save money. Look how many people go to the farmers’ markets. Buying local is supporting the community. The new movement might not be back to the earth, as much as a refocus on the community. It was community that made us successful as a small family business. I want to continue to do for the community.” In summary, Golon simply said, “Life takes you on some unexpected journeys.” When the Golons’ two sons were attending Lake Region High School, the couple marketed their business at trade shows. In 1994, Common Folk Farms appeared on the QVC, and their small at-home business soared toward success. But in 1996, their 16year-old son was involved in a motor vehicle accident that would require a year of rehabilitation. The couple made the joint decision to step back from marketing their business, stay home, and help their son with his recovery “first and foremost,” she said. When her son went back to school the following year, he was in a wheelchair. He vowed he would move to crutches before his graduation. He accepted his diploma by walking across the stage. “We made the right choice by choosing the family over the business,” she said. Frequently, Golon speaks proudly of her two sons — their education and satisfying careers in their chosen fields. “But, their mom and dad are still trying to figure out how to slow down the pace of our lifestyle,” she laughed as those the word “retirement” tickled her tongue. “If you are doing your passion with your work, you are fortunate. My kids ask me, ‘Mom, when are you going to retire?’ And I say, ‘I didn’t know I had to.’”

district. Supt. MacDonald said the proposed budget for 201213 includes keeping the IVF at 5%. In addition, SAD 72 pays Special Education costs and all required transportation for the students it sends to the Academy, MacDonald said. As for Debt Service, the superintendent said that SAD 72 is in Year 5 of a five-year payment schedule on the new roof at the New Suncook School in Lovell, with a final payment of $286,296 — and in Year 8 of a 10-year payment schedule for the roof at the Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg for a payment of $64,740 this year.

Budget impacts

The superintendent said there are several budget impacts for 2012-13 that include: • Fuel increases (diesel, oil, electric); • Insurance increases (health, liability and property) with health insurance budgeted for a 10% increase, and property and liability insurance being bid out); • Personnel compensation increases; • Bus purchases (the state approved only one); • An increase in Special Education out of district placements; • Increased legal costs; • Personnel proposals — adding a .5 Ed Tech at BrownfieldDenmark School for $7,719, a .5 Ed Tech at Molly Ockett Middle School Library for $29,684 and a Technology Education Specialist for $54,405; • MOMS Alternative program-

SkillsUSA winners (Continued from Page A)

deal with a mental health crisis. Weston commented, “Going to Skills and competing was a great opportunity for meeting other people from other schools and getting to use my skills that I have learned in my Law Enforcement program.”

Help send Weston to Nationals Weston has the opportunity to go to Kansas City in June to compete at the national level. LRVC is trying to raise money for him to go. Benefits planned include the annual Talent Show on Thursday, April 12 and the

Giant Yard sale on May 19. Fundraising efforts will be from now to June. Donations or suggestions are always welcome. Just call Lake Region Vocational Center at 693-3864 and ask for Jeanette or Rosie. “This is so exciting for our students and a wonderful learning experience. I have been involved with SkillsUSA for over 20 years and still get goose bumps when they call ‘Lake Region Vocational Center’ at closing ceremonies,” says Jeanette Vanidestine, SkillsUSA advisor.

DELIVERS INVOCATION — Maine State Representative G. Paul Waterhouse (R-Bridgton) and Reverend Robert M. Celeste of Harrison stand in front of the Speaker’s rostrum in the House Chamber earlier this year. Reverend Celeste delivered the invocation before the start of the day’s session. Rep. Waterhouse was honored to have Reverend Celeste as his guest for the morning. (Photo by Caitlin E. Chamberlain) dents from Chatham and Albany 28 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria New Hampshire, miscellaneous at Molly Ockett Middle School: Regular Instruction (Grades funding and local funding. K-8 and Grades 9-12), Special Cost center review The SAD 72 Board of Directors Education Instruction, Other reviewed and tentatively approved Instruction (Gifted and Talented, the proposed budget amounts Co-curricular and Summer for Transportation, Operations School); and Student and Staff and Other Commitments (Debt Support (Student Support Service), at their meeting on Services — Guidance, Health and Instructional Technology, March 21. The following costs centers and Staff Support Services will be reviewed at their next — Improvement of Instruction, budget review meeting on March Library and Assessment).

Wrong hearing date

The public hearing for the amendment to Bridgton’s Site Plan Review Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, April 10 — not on April 20 as stated in an article that ran on page one in last week’s Bridgton News. Selectmen are holding the public hearing beginning at 6 p.m. in the Bridgton Municipal Complex to hear comments on the amendment, as recommended by the Comprehensive Plan Committee, to require the ground level of buildings in a new Village Center District be used for retail, office, business or professional use on lots of 20,000 square feet or larger. The Village Center District runs along Main Street from Main Hill to Kansas Road and also includes Portland Road to Maple Street and all of Depot Street. The amendment would be retroactive to Feb. 20, 2012.

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Building a solid Naples Causeway bridge to last

Editor’s Note: On April Fools’ Day, the non-real is presented to us as reality. Employees at the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Naples field office were asked what material they would use to build an arch bridge – if the sky was the limit, the budget was vast, and engineers and physicists worked together to make the impossible do-able. Just to clarify to the reader, the Bay of Naples Bridge is a concrete bridge. The bridge will not be constructed with the other materials mentioned in this article.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – Gold is the answer: Let’s make a bridge out of solid gold. But, gold would be too heavy an element to use for an arched bridge, Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Assistant Engineer Eric Rudolph said. How about silver, he asked. As Rudolph and MDOT Resident Engineer Craig Hurd pondered what else to use to build the bridge, Rudolph declared platinum might be a more mutable and lighter weight material.

“Platinum – that would be a really shiny bridge,” Hurd responded. Project Technician Lisa Cole said her imaginary bridge would be constructed from cheese cake. She would enlist scientists to discover a way to harden the Jell-O like texture of the cheese cake so it would support the weight of motor traffic. And, the Causeway bridge would smell as delicious as they day the mixture was poured into an arched shape. Jeff Simpson, the superintendent on this job for general contractor Wyman & Simpson Inc., said concrete topped his list as the best material for this arched bridge. Concrete “is the preferred material. It’s sturdy. It’s durable. It lasts. And, it’s relatively easy to work with,” he said. “It can form into many shapes as you can tell by looking at the bridge now,” he said. In the past six months, concrete has been placed to form a hollow rectangle (the coffer dam), a square (the footer), two standing rectangles (the abutments), and the fan-shaped arch. About six weeks from now, the Bay of Naples Bridge will

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SIX WEEK COUNTDOWN — On Tuesday morning, crews from R.J. Grondin & Sons, Inc., put in the drainage for the new section of Route 302 as it connects to the future Bay of Naples Bridge. (De Busk Photo) Naples Bridge, the structure on White’s Bridge Road is made from primarily concrete. Also, in Standish, Wyman Inc. was awarded the bid for the infrastructure improvement – with Simpson in the role of superintendent. Several people on the Naples’ bridge crew have had a hand in completing both projects, Simpson said. On numerous occasions, he has referred to the bridge crew “as a great bunch of guys who work well together.” “Some of them have worked together for a while,” he said. Simpson recalled working on his first bridge construction job, “I was probably 25 years old. It was on Desert Island.” His grandfather, Walworth Simpson along with A.J. Wyman started the business in 1924; and, Doug Hermann purchased the company in 1991, according the corpora-

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School, and a short stretch of Portland Road to Maple Street. The amendment requires that the ground floor of properties on parcels of 20,000 square feet or larger “shall be used for retail, office, business or professional use,” and exempts home-based occupations. The district has around 37 such lots, and approximately a dozen of these larger lots currently have no mixed use and would be grandfathered. Single-family property owners on these larger lots would be prohibited from converting their homes into multifamily properties with apartments on the ground floor. Few concerns or little opposition have been raised publicly about the amendment, which is supported by the CPC, the Community Development Committee and the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation. One notable exception was Selectman Woody Woodward, who came to the planning board’s March 22 public hearing with a list of seven concerns, including: the amendment’s potential conflict with the current Comprehensive Plan; obstacles to the elderly and disabled; restrictions to developers; impacts to far more properties than presented; application of Euclidian Zoning use restrictions over more development-friendly Form-Based Codes; and premature in terms of being proposed before a new Comprehensive Plan is finalized.

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Causeway Bridge facts • The bridge, which is slated to be done before May 18, will replace the Naples’ Swing Bridge that was built in mid-1950s. • The new bridge has a span of 80-feet as it crosses over Chute River. From west abutment to east abutment, the structure is 90feet long. • The new arch bridge was designed by Maine Department of Transportation Engineer Jeff Folsom. • The design type is called a closed spandrel concrete arch. • The peak of the arch will be 12-feet and six-inches from the water. • The arch will provide an opening for waterway traffic that measures 30 feet by 12 feet and two inches. • Below the bridge, a 15-foot-wide walkway will have a clearance of eight feet. • On both sides of the bridge, there will be five-foot-wide sidewalks. Eight-foot-wide shoulders will separate vehicles and pedestrians. • The entire project – including bridge construction and Causeway renovation – is estimated to cost between $8.9 and $9.1 million. (Sources include a 2009 document entitled, The Naples Bay Bridge and Causeway public meeting fact sheet and Maine Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Craig Hurd.) — DD


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BENEFIT BREAKFAST — Sebago Lions Club treasurer Fern Letellier presents a check to Maureen Harriman (representative for the John Porter Memorial Fund) following a highly-successful benefit Pancake Breakfast. Lions, along with town volunteers and businesses, pitched in to raise funds to help the Porter family with their sudden loss.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The results of the Memorial School questionnaire arrived — via courier — during a Casco Board of Selectmen workshop. Earlier during the workshop, Town Manager Dave Morton apologized for not having results from a recent poll — a questionnaire sent last month to each household from a mailing list for all the property taxpayers in Casco. He explained that the town office has been short staffed; and nobody has been able to break away from daily duties to tally the hundreds of responses that were delivered there. But, about 20 minutes later, the newly hired Code Enforcement Officer, Don Murphy, arrived at the meeting with the desired numbers. “These are hot off the press,” Morton announced. The question posed in the mass-mailing poll, asked residents if they would be willing to spend up to $750,000 on the

Determining animal control costs By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Taking a bite out of Casco’s animal control violations will likely take some planning, some budgeting, and some fine tooth combing. As municipal budget season gains full speed, the Casco Finance Committee has recommended a cost estimate be provided for enforcing animal

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A MAN HAD TO BE EXTRICATED — following this rollover accident that occurred just after 3 p.m. on March 28 on a dirt portion of East Fryeburg Road (formerly Lake Road) about one mile from Denmark Village. Pictured are Fire Chief Kenneth Richardson and others from Denmark Fire Department, Denmark Rescue and United Ambulance Service attempting to extricate the sole occupant. The 67-year-old male victim, who reportedly suffered scrapes and abrasions, had to be extricated due to the position of his seat belt after impact. The crash was first reported to have been by the Moose Pond Dam in the village at the intersection of Rt. 160 (Main Street) and East Fryeburg Road. (Ackley Photo)

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As stated by Morton, the questionnaire is not a binding vote like a ballot item would be. The poll was sent to residents so the board could get a better idea how willing residents were to take on the fiscal responsibility for fixing the Memorial School. When the board moved to its regular meeting, the general consensus was for the elected public officials to wait and digest the most recent public poll before making a final decision about the Memorial School. The next selectmen’s meeting is April 17.

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we could tarp it over for another year,” Morton said. He added current issues like wild animal droppings and mold won’t need to be addressed if the structure is used for burn training. However, hazardous material like asbestos would require removal by professionals — at a cost to the town, Morton said. Later, he told the selectmen that because they “just got the raw numbers” they might want to wait before deciding the next phase in the life of the Memorial School.

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Memorial School, regardless of whether the preference was to remodel or demolish and rebuild on the town-owned property. An answer of “yes” was in favor of spending the money; and “no” meant spend nothing on the building and land, he said. The results were: 188 people said yes to the expenditure, while 379 residents leaned toward not spending the money or not doing anything to the Casco Memorial School, Morton told the board. Selectman Paul Edes momentarily misunderstood the questionnaire results as a public demand to move forward with salvaging the school. He said the town should produce some floor-plan sketches as quickly as possible. “No, financially, right now, they don’t want to pay for either one of those options,” Selectman Ray Grant summarized. Morton agreed, “My initial reaction is that people don’t want to do either.” “The option may be to talk to the fire department and make it a fire training opportunity. Or,


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PORTLAND — James Alan “Jimmy” Nilsen, 49, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was born in Portland, the son of Nels and Sharon Zemla Nilsen. Jimmy grew up in Westbrook, in the home his parents still live in today. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He graduated from Westbrook High School in 1982. He recently reconnected with his only daughter, Erica, and was working very hard to strengthen their relationship. He is survived by his parents, Nels and Sharon Nilsen of Westbrook; two brothers, Glenn of Windham and Scott of Westbrook; a sister, Rhonda Durant of Bridgton; many nieces and nephews; his wife of six years, Sherry of Portland; and his only daughter, Erica Cairns of Sebago, who is currently carrying his first grandchild. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the start of the funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund, to be set up for Jim’s grandchild, should be sent, in care of Sharon Nilsen, 167 Lyman Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.

CASCO — Edith Sawyer, 94, peacefully took leave of her life late in the afternoon on March 18, 2012 at the Casco Inn with her niece, minister and close friend with her. Born on Dec. 5, 1917, to Ellis and Susan Rowe Blake as the youngest of three sisters, “Edie” was raised in Denmark, graduated from Denmark High School, and married Bert Sawyer, sharing with him a good life of honest work and simple pleasures. She enjoyed her work rewinding armatures for NASA with the Moir Company and took great pleasure in knowing that she had contributed to “greater things,” as she called them. Edie was a member of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs, read extensively, remained true to her passion for genealogy, kept scrapbooks that will be given to the Denmark Historical Society, keenly observed birds and other wildlife, and told stories, passing down the family history through her memories. She enjoyed recalling simpler, though harder, times such as building the camp on Moose Pond and hauling all the materials by boat and toboggan as there were no roads leading to the site. Edie loved her home and was, thankfully, able to live there until she moved to the Casco Inn, where Denmark’s selectmen presented her with the Boston Post Cane to honor her record as Denmark’s most senior resident. All of her family and friends will miss Edie’s sweet and gentle ways. Edie was predeceased by her husband Bert; their infant son, Michael; two sisters, Evelyn Day and Edna “Jo” Day; a nephew and niece. She is survived by a grandniece. A service of remembrance and thanksgiving of life will be held at the Denmark Congregational Church on Saturday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. For those who wish, the Denmark Library and the Denmark Historical Society will accept memorial donations to advance their work in areas that Edie loved.

Allyn R. Fenn

Allyn R. Fenn, 81, of Bridgton passed away on Feb. 24, 2012. He was born on Feb. 23, 1931 to Beatrice and Merrill Fenn in Sharon, Conn. His family moved to Hartford, Conn. for several years, then back to Lakeville, Conn., where he graduated from Housatonic Valley High School. Allyn then enlisted in the Air Force, where he was an aircraft mechanic. Upon leaving the Air Force, Allyn returned to Lakeville, where he married Carol McLaughlin, with whom he had two children, Deborah Fenn-Driver and Christopher Fenn. Allyn designed, sold and serviced pneumatic equipment for the Aro Corporation for 16 years in the New England region. During that time, he was also very active in various civic organizations, helping to raise $60,000 for the school through the community theater, which he helped found. Allyn was very proud to be an early member of the National Ski Patrol System and skied at Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, N.Y. He loved to fish and be outdoors. In 1980, Allyn moved to Maine to be near his father, who had retired here. In 1983, he met Elizabeth Roth, whom he married. They performed music together for over 25 years as the duo, “Silk & Steel.” Allyn was a very accomplished guitarist, accompanying his rich bass voice on both the six- and 12-string guitars. Allyn and Elizabeth performed throughout New England at weddings, fairs, coffeehouses, concerts, private parties and in dining rooms. His genuine kind nature, warm smile and dry humor will be forever missed. Allyn is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Bridgton; his former wife, Carol McLaughlin; his two children, Deborah Fenn-Driver and Christopher Fenn; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jean Meservier AUBURN — Jean “Paul” Meservier, 73, of Lewiston, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin with his family by his side, after a short period of failing health. Born in Lewiston on April 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Bertha (Rivard) Meservier. He attended Holy Cross School. He served in the Army National Guard. On July 14, 1962, he married the former Doris Lavoie of Lewiston, who survives him. His work history included Arthur’s Grill, Shapiro Shoe, Koss Shoe, Lockheed Aircraft, Bellegrade Shoe, Falcon Shoe and he retired from Supreme Slipper. He was a member of DAV, LaRencontre and a faithful member of Holy Cross Church of the Prince of Peace Parish. His hobbies included tinkering with old TVs, testing and replacing tubes, gardening, especially his flower gardens, making woodcraft, including Christmas toys for the grandchildren, reading and doing puzzles. Most of all, he enjoyed family gatherings. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children including Patrick Meservier of Harrison, Michael Meservier of Turner, Timmy Meservier of Poland, June Linscott of Waterville and Nicholas Meservier of Lewiston; eight grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren, Devlin and Jarryn Longley, both of Harrison; one brother, Robert Meservier, of Auburn; one sister, Joan Terry, of Las Vegas, Nev.; two godchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter; two brothers, Leo and Richard Meservier; two sisters, Shirley and Yvette Meservier. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church. Burial followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Prince of Peace Parish, 17 Baird Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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NORWAY — Lois L. Niemi, 78, of Stoneham passed away April 2, 2012 in Norway. She was born on June 27, 1933 in South Paris, the daughter of James and Inez (McAlister) Farrington. Lois grew up in Stoneham and graduated from Norway High School in 1951. Lois worked at B.E. Cole Shoe and Bridgton Hospital. She and her husband Edward Niemi ran a vegetable stand in Bridgton for many years. She was a former member of the Bear Mountain Grange, Nomads of Avrudaka and the Pine State Stock Car Racing Auxiliary. Lois was one of the first scorers at Oxford Plains Speedway. She and her husband Eddie received the Pioneers and Veterans Award from the Maine Vintage Race Car Association in 2009. She was on the Stoneham Planning Board and was a Stoneham selectman. She loved stock car racing, reading and doing genealogy. In later years, she was working on “A Scrapbook of Stoneham.” She is survived by her husband, Edward Niemi; daughters, Diane Mowatt of Massachusetts and Donna Niemi of New Mexico; her three grandchildren and great-grandchild; sister, Janice Bell; and brother, Kenneth. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Glen and Norman; and a great-grandchild. There will be no services at her request. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Route 26, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.

Frank S. Bennett Jr. LEWISTON — Frank S. Bennett Jr., 81, of Lisbon Falls, died peacefully on April 2, 2012 after a short but courageous battle with a rare form of leukemia. He was born May 31, 1930 in Portland, the only child of the late Frank S. Bennett Sr. and Evelyn Whitney Bennett. He was raised in Bridgton and graduated from Bridgton Academy. At a young age, he developed a keen appreciation for business from his father and the value of excellent service from his mother while working at the family gas station. A successful entrepreneur as a young man, he ventured in various businesses, including lobstering and harvesting and selling Christmas trees before establishing Maine Drywall Co. in 1954, operating out of Topsham. Using lessons he learned from his parents, his business quickly developed a reputation for the finest quality of workmanship and fair pricing, which lead to decades of long-standing relationships with local contractors and famous customers such as Nelson Rockefeller. Those lessons and values were instilled in all of his six sons, each spending time at a young age with their father learning the business. In 2002, he officially turned over the dayto-day business operations to two of his sons and incorporated the business as Maine Drywall Consultants. He still participated daily in the business. An avid outdoorsman, he was most at peace with a fishing pole in his hand and members of his family in tow as he revealed a number of his secret fishing holes throughout the state. Over the years, he developed special bonds with his many family pets. He was a lifetime member of the Slovak Catholic Association of Lisbon Falls. He is survived by six sons, Frank S. Bennett III of Topsham, Dennis A. Bennett of Bowdoin, Stephen J. Bennett of Lewiston, James A. Bennett of Presque Isle, Joseph P. Bennett of Lisbon Falls and Jonathan M. Bennett of Lisbon; three granddaughters and four grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend and recent companion, Pauline Ross of Bowdoin. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Simmons Sieg of Topsham; and his wife of 42 years, Ethel “Ginger” Boynton Bennett of Lisbon Falls. Share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Bennett family by visiting their guestbook at In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his name to the Ginger Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Lisbon Credit Union, or to the charity of choice. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Lisbon United The Bridgton News Methodist Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Committal and interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, 40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls. The News will run, at no charge,


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Arthur L. Douglas BRIDGTON — Mr. Arthur L. Douglas, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Though a lifelong resident of Midcoast Maine (Rockport, Union, Warren and Waldoboro) he had been a resident of North Bridgton for the past twelve years. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army in WWII. At the age of sixteen he bought his parents their first home and he also bought his first pair of draft horses. He was a farmer and a logger who did almost all of the work with his horses even during an age when tractors were dominant. He kept horses most of his life and enjoyed attending the horse pull events at several of the state fairs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and made several lifelong friendships all over the state. He was a foster parent for many years and was always ready to greet you with a smile. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Inez N. (Davis) Douglas, and his two brothers, George and Ernest Douglas Jr. of Rockport, Maine. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Leona Douglas (Bridgton); his sisters, Edith Merrifield (Rockland,), Evelyn Taylor (Cushing), and Barbara Gregor (Rockland); his children, Lynne White and spouse Brian (Union), Robert Douglas (Edgecomb), Doris Whitney (Milford, N.H.), Leon Douglas and spouse Tamara (Harrison), Brian McLain (Bridgton), Melissa Tahmisian and spouse Greg (Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), Faith Douglas (Lewiston) and Carrie Douglas (Pownal); and his grandchildren, Joel White, Tiffany White, Eban White, Orchard White, Tori Douglas, Brandon Whitney, Bailey Whitney, Mason Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Mariah Tahmisian, Geoffrey Tahmisian, Jack Tahmisian, Norah Douglas, Keegan Neddenriep, and Kylie Douglas; and his beloved four-legged companion, Zoe. Graveside services, with military honors, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the West Rockport Cemetery on Park Street. The family will receive friends following the service at the American Legion Post 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland, Maine, for a luncheon from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Please contact Faith Douglas at 207689-6202 or Leon Douglas at for additional questions about the service. Those wishing to offer words of hope online may visit In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Memorial Program, Development Department, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240.

Wilson V. Bigelow BRIDGTON — Wilson V. Bigelow, 72, of Warren Street, Bridgton, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 31, 2012, with his family by his side after a three-year courageous battle with renal disease. He was born in Bingham, Aug. 11, 1939, the middle son of Verne and Artella Fecteau Bigelow. He was raised in Bingham, later moving to Dry Mills and then to Bridgton. He attended schools in Bingham, Gray and Bridgton. In 1960 he married Dianne Spearrin and together they had two children. He was a laborer, “jack of all trades, master of none,” as they say. He worked at Pleasant Mtn., now “Shawnee Peak,” Chute’s Homestead in Naples, and retired from Dielectric in 1995. Wilson enjoyed camping, attending Fryeburg Fair, 4-wheeler riding, snowmobiling, weenie roasts, eating out on Friday nights, building model wood vehicles, and his last project was building a Model T replica on a small scale. He is survived by his wife Dianne of 52 years; a daughter Mary Cleveland and her husband James of Bridgton; a son William Bigelow and his wife Mary of Del.; six grandchildren, Jamie Parker, Keisha, Brittany, Thomas, Karen and Shannon; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Anthony Bigelow of Ala., Gary Durgin of Mechanic Falls and David Bigelow of N.H.; four sisters, Shirley Field of Bridgton, Emily Bethel of Ga., Betty Banks of Calif., and Annette Cipra of Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Errol. Online condolences may be shared with his family at Graveside services were held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be sent to Androscoggin Kidney Center, 1100 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton.

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Battling hunger one mile at a time

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CONWAY, N.H. — Otis P. Fogg, 80, of Conway, N.H., formerly of Westbrook, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Maine Medical Center. He was born in East Wynn, the son of Perley and Tessie Fogg. He was raised in Portland and graduated from Portland High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Otis worked for Sebago Moc for 45 years before retiring. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed gardening. He was predeceased by his wife, Constance (McClure) Fogg in January this year. Otis is survived by his sons, Stephen Thibeault of Sebago, Shaun Fogg of Conway, N.H., Derek Fogg of Sebago, Randy Fogg of Windham and Aaron Fogg of Bucksport; a daughter, Debra Verrill of Standish; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A visiting hour was held on Monday followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. For online condolences please go to

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — On Good Friday community members will be taking to the back roads to battle hunger one mile at a time. The pre-Easter walk is a dual fundraiser for both the Raymond and Casco food pantries, according to one of the event’s organizers, Martha Morrison. While residents can choose to dedicate the money to collect to food pantries in either town, there is a cornucopia of reasons to be part of the walk, she said. “It is for a good cause. It’s good exercise. It’s a good way to contribute to helping somebody,” she said. This year’s Good Friday Walk for Hunger falls on April 6, while school children are released for Easter Vacation, according to LIMINGTON — Lester N. Gammon, 90, of Limington, died on Morrison. March 26, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illWalkers can show up earlier ness. to take a 16-mile trek, or particiHe was born in Limington on Aug. 20, 1921, the son of Charles pants can join later for the eight-

mile walk. The first round of walkers will meet at the Raymond Village Church of Christ (RVCC) at 5:30 a.m. RVCC is located on Main Street. That early bird group will walk to Route 121, and take that road until they reach the Casco Village Church of Christ. The one-way walkers will begin at 8 a.m. at the church in Casco Village — joining the two-way walkers on their journey back to RVCC, she said. Volunteers will serve hot food at the Raymond-based house of worship. “Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be soups and breads and desserts for the walkers,” she said, adding organizers predict the walkers from Casco will be returning to Raymond between 10 and 10:30 a.m. But food will continue to be plated up — as participants wrap up the Walk For Hunger event. According to Morrison, par-

ticipants can donate the money they collect to whichever food pantry they want to support. She reminded people to bring their fundraised money on the day of the walk. A recent nationwide study revealed that Maine is ranked 13th in the United States based on the number of people going without meals. In Raymond, the food pantry provides nourishment for about 35 families on a bi-monthly basis, she said.

Those statistics can be food for thought. “You can have a contemplative journey, and explore the messages of Good Friday and Easter,” Morrison said, reading from a brochure about the walk. “Someone wrote, ‘Come enjoy the fellowship of walking with friends and family.’ And that’s a good idea. For example, (RVCC Minister) Nancy Foran is walking the 16 miles with the minister from the Casco church,” she said.

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, March 27: 3:45 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a general disturbance on North Bridgton Road. Wednesday, March 28: 5:02 p.m. The theft of several catalytic converters from a business on Portland Road was investigated. Thursday, March 29: 6:45 p.m. A report of criminal threatening by a neighbor was investigated. Friday, March 30: 5:21 p.m. A police officer responded to

a general disturbance on Cork Drive and peace was restored. 5:30 p.m. The theft of $20.01 in gasoline from a convenience store on Portland Road was reported. The subject who left without paying for the gas was contacted and agreed to return to pay for it. Saturday, March 31: 12:59 p.m. A police officer responded to a general disturbance on Fowler Street. 6:11 p.m. A police officer responded to a general disturbance on Main Street where peace was restored.

9:41 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious male subject walking by vehicles behind Renys. The responding officers located a disabled motor vehicle at the intersection of Main and Depot Streets that was leaking gasoline. The operator of the disabled motor vehicle, Charles D. Simpson, 69, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Simpson was released on personal recognizance. Monday, April 2: 2:24 p.m.

A police officer responded to Stevens Brook Elementary School for a report of a student out of control. 6:10 p.m. The theft of $20.05 worth of gasoline from a convenience store on Portland Road was reported. 9:37 p.m. Charles M. Robbins, 43, of Bridgton, was arrested for violating conditions of release on Frost Farm Road. Robbins was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued two summonses and 15 warnings.

FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from March 26 through April 1, 2012: Tuesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. A 1992 Jeep Wrangler operated by Mary A. Shaw, of Stow, rolled over on Main Street near Indian Acres. Shaw sustained minor injuries and was transported to Bridgton Hospital. Shaw’s dog left the scene and was not immediately located.

Wednesday, March 28: 6:30 a.m. Kelly D. Riley, 21, of Fryeburg, was charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, following a traffic stop on Haleytown Road. 3 p.m. A subject reported that they believe their neighbor was stealing packages delivered to their residence. 4 p.m. A subject reported finding a dead dog on Porter Road with what appeared to be a

bullet hole. The Animal Control Officer was notified. 5:45 p.m. A resident of BelAir Estates Road reported they arrived home and found their door had been pried open and items were missing. Friday, March 30: 9:45 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported

at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds and four male juveniles were summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Saturday, March 31: Noon A police officer responded to a report of two males in their twenties arguing in the middle of Portland Street.

(Continued from Page A) The parcel, which includes 900 feet of river footage, is being purchased by the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The conservation easement will be held and maintained by the Loon Echo Land Trust. The Portland Water District’s contribution will help the land trust cover costs associated with annual monitoring of the property.

Because the Sebago Lake watershed is mostly made up of private property, the Portland Water District works with landowners to keep their land forested through conservation easements. This is a way of protecting the water supply which is far less expensive than owning the land outright. PWD support helped preserve over 700 acres of land around Sebago Lake in 2011.

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A memorial service for Frederika Gilroy, who passed away on March 24, 2012, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton.

Items on the Bridgton Police blotter

Incidents on the Fryeburg Police log

Getting handle on animal control costs (Continued from Page A) dogs into town-owned cemeteries. This was one of the ordinance changes supported at the special town meeting, he said. Morton explained that although the town does not own all the cemeteries in Casco, at some point in history the town took responsibility for the maintenance of those cemeteries where war veterans were buried. The town maintains

seven cemeteries, he said. “I don’t know if we have the legal right to post them. On the other hand, we are responsible for the maintenance,” Morton said, “and sometimes dog owners don’t take care of, don’t pick up after their dogs.” “It is quite easy (to enforce the policy) if the animal control officer sees a dog and its owner in cemetery. But, we can’t stake out the cemetery. That would

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cost too much,” he said. “What are the repercussions of enforcing that law?” he said. Grant favored enforcing the law — and biting the bullet on the nominal costs — as a matter of principle. “I certainly don’t want a dog desecrating on my grave,” he said. Selectman Tracy Kimball questioned how widespread the

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What: Good Friday Hunger Walk to benefit Raymond and Casco food pantries. When & Where: Two-way (16 miles) trekkers meet at Raymond Village Church of Christ at 5:30 a.m. on Friday. RVCC is located on Main Street, off Route 302 in Raymond. When & Where: One-way (8 miles) walkers gather at Casco Village Church of Christ at 8 a.m. on Friday. CVCC is located on Main Street/Route 121 in Casco Village. Bring: Funds collected for food pantries.

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Everett Gammon Sr. and Mildred Gilpatrick Gammon, and attended local schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. He met Corene Hall while serving and they were married in Marianna, Fla., on April 17, 1943. Lester was a truck driver for most of his working life. He worked for Condon Transportation, which was later bought by Sanborn’s Motor Express. The company was known as A.P.A. Trucking when Lester finally retired after many years of service. He was a former member of the Adoniram Masonic Lodge in Limington and a current member of the Freedom Masonic Lodge #42 in Limerick as well as being a Shriner. He was a member of the South Limington Grange and the South Limington Baptist Church. Lester enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycles. He also liked playing card games and cribbage. Lester liked horse racing, NASCAR and was an avid baseball fan. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Corene Gammon in 2000; as well as four brothers and one sister. Surviving are his five children, Stanley Gammon of Bridgton, Judy Day of Standish, Dianne L’Heureux of Old Orchard Beach, Paulette Langevin of Hollis and Dana Gammon of Parsonsfield; a brother, Malcolm Gammon of Windham; a sister, Althea Axelsen of Westbrook; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the South Limington Baptist Church. Pastor William Rankin officiated. A Masonic service will also be held directly following the memorial service. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: South Limington Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Limington, ME 04049 or the Freedom Masonic Lodge # 42, 54 Island Rd., Limerick, ME 04048.

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Naples Lions Club spring charity event NAPLES — For the past five years, the Lions Club of Naples has hosted an annual spring charity fundraiser. It has been a club custom to select a single cause to be the beneficiary of the total proceeds of the event. Fortunately, the dinner and silent auction has continued to grow in both attendance and revenue. For example, last year the selected charity — nearby Camp Sunshine — received over $3,000 toward the construction of their new volunteer center and residence. In 2010, a contribution toward an emergency electrical generator for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn, a Maine Lions District 41 campaign, added just under $3,000 to the $75,000 goal eventually realized. Again this year, the club will use the facilities at the American Legion Hall on Route 11 in Naples as the venue for the current “Spring Fling.” Doors will be open on Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. for patrons and supporters to begin placing their bids on a host of silent auction items secured by member Lions from various area businesses in towns along the Route 302 corridor. Six food stations provided by the generosity of area restaurants, a prize-winning barbecue vendor, a Lion member pasta “king” and a local supermarket will provide goodies to whet the diner’s palate. Food service will begin at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be open during the entire evening. After dinner, a brief period will be set aside to allow for more bidding competition. Winning bids will then be announced and several door prizes drawn. The evening will close with musical entertainment. Club treasurer and event chairwoman Lion Diane Monaco said, “This year’s event total profit will benefit the two local food pantries — the Naples Community Resource Council and CrossWalk Community Outreach. Earlier this year, while the club was beginning its plans for the dinner and auction, it was learned that severe reductions in public and private funding for local pantries were becoming a reality. Members immedi-

ately chose the local pantries as their ‘charity of the year.’” Club president, Arlene Stetson, has worked tirelessly in securing a wide variety of auction and prize donations from area businesses. While club secretary John Nostin and his wife, Lion Ann, have used their connections to provide some very unique items for attendees’ bidding enjoyment. At this writing, the top item has a stated retail value of $350. On the food front, sub-chairwoman Lion Julie Crandall and her committee have lined up a group of gourmet “foodies” to provide the evening’s dinner offerings. In a coup of giant proportions, the Peoples’ Choice winner of last July’s Great Western Maine Barbecue at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds is donating his prize-winning chicken wings, pulled pork, burgers and hots for the event. None other than Bob McHatton’s “Butt Crack BBQ” will have his smoker set up in the American Legion parking lot all day slow cooking his prize winning goodies. Also donating their services: the Galley Restaurant, providing chowder; gourmet pizza from both the Black Bear Café and the Dugout Pizzeria; returning for his fifth year will be past president Tony Brocato creating his famous sauce and pasta accompanied with the equally delicious homemade bread by sister Julie (Brocato) Crandall. The sixth station will feature an array of bakery fresh desserts from the ovens at Hannaford. All of the above will be available to the public for $15 per person. Remember, all proceeds go to the Naples’ food pantries. Tickets are available from any Lion Club member or by calling chairman Monaco at 693-6586 or Carole Tubbs at 693-4678. Tickets, due to space available, are limited to only 125.

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LIBRARY DONATION — Sebago Lions Club president Jim Libby presents a check for $500 to Spaulding Memorial Library president Tony Schwieterman to help ongoing library programs.

One-woman show benefits library Last fall, Diana Fallon, Sally Dunning and Suzanne Andrews — friends who also are Friends of the Bridgton Public Library — ventured into Portland to see a one-woman show centered around actress and author Elizabeth Peavey’s loss of her mother. Everyone had their tissues ready, expecting to feel sad. What they experienced was a very uplifting performance that was touching and at times humorous, was special to Liz, but also had connections to everyone in the audience. More performances had to be added as word spread about the show. Diana, the Friends president, tracked Liz down on the Internet and asked if she would consider bringing her show to Bridgton and sharing the proceeds with the library. Liz’s response was totally positive and the Friends of the Library are thrilled that this Maine author and actress is bringing her show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, to the Magic Lantern Theater on Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Last month, the show was performed at The Rack at Sugarloaf

Benefit monologues DENMARK — The Vagina Monologues will be performed as a fundraiser for REACH on Friday, April 13, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and again on Saturday, April 14, at the Denmark Art Center. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with a $10 price for seniors and students. Tickets are available at Books N Things, Ruby Slippers, Bridgton Books, Spice & Grain, or at the REACH office in South Paris. For more information, call 743-9777.



(Photo by Shoshannah White) and there will be two performances at The Chocolate Church in Bath before Liz brings the show to Bridgton. My Mother’s Clothes is performed in a series of connected monologs by Peavey as she confronts her mother’s final years and ultimately, her passing. Following the loss, she then has


BRIDGTON Bridgton Alliance Church April 8: Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Easter Worship Service, 9:30 a.m. First Congregational Church April 5: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. April 6: Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. April 8: Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m., junior & youth choirs perform as well as senior choir. St. Joseph Catholic Church April 5: Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, 7 p.m. in Bridgton. April 6: Good Friday Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in Bridgton, 3 p.m.; Good Friday service, Veneration of the Cross and Communion in Bridgton, 7 p.m. April 7: Easter Vigil Service of Light and Eucharist, 7:30 p.m. in Fryeburg (no 4 p.m. Mass in Bridgton). April 8: Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. in Fryeburg; Easter Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. in Bridgton. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church April 5: Agape Meal, 6:30 p.m.; Maundy Thursday Service with Communion, 7 p.m. April 6: Good Friday Meal, 6:30 p.m. April 8: Easter Service, 9 a.m.; Flowering of Cross & Easter Egg Hunt. Grace Christian Church April 8: Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m., Five Fields Farm, Rte. 107; followed by breakfast at church; Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m.; Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. BROWNFIELD Brownfield Community Church April 5: Maundy Thursday Service to remember the Last Supper, 6 p.m. April 8: Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. CASCO Hacker’s Hill April 8: Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m., Quaker’s Ridge Rd. www. FRYEBURG St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church April 5: Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, 7 p.m. in Bridgton. April 6: Good Friday Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in Bridgton, 3 p.m.; Good Friday service, Veneration of the Cross and

Communion in Bridgton, 7 p.m. April 7: Easter Vigil Service of Light and Eucharist, 7:30 p.m. in Fryeburg (no 4 p.m. Mass in Bridgton). April 8: Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. in Fryeburg; Easter Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. in Bridgton. HARRISON United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison & N. Bridgton April 5: Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae, 7 p.m. April 8: Easter Sunrise Service at Keoka Lake with Waterford and N. Waterford UCC Churches, 6 a.m., followed by Easter Sunday Service with special trumpet music, 10 a.m. LOVELL United Church of Christ April 5: Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae and Communion, 7 p.m. April 6: Good Friday, sanctuary open all day for prayer with Stations of the Cross. April 8: Easter worship service, 10:30 a.m. NAPLES Naples United Methodist Church April 5: Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service, 7 p.m. April 6: Good Friday Service of Devotion at the Cross, 7 p.m. April 8: Easter worship service, 10 a.m. RAYMOND Christ Chapel April 5: Maundy Thursday Evening Service, 7 p.m. April 8: Sunrise Service, 8 a.m., Resurrection Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Lake Region Baptist Church April 5: Maundy Thursday Service with Communion, 7 p.m. April 8: Easter Breakfast, 9 a.m., Easter Celebration, 10 a.m. SWEDEN Sweden Community Church April 8: Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m., followed by potluck breakfast. WATERFORD North Waterford Congregational Church April 5: Maundy Thursday Light Supper and Service, 6 p.m. April 8: Easter Sunrise Service at Keoka Lake Beach, 6 a.m., followed by breakfast at the North Waterford Congregational Church; Easter Worship Service at North Waterford Congregational Church, 10 a.m.

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Senior College spring session Margaret Reimer, Dee Miller, Stan Cohen and Ken Gibbs will each teach a class during the 2012 Spring Session at the Senior College at Bridgton, from April 16 through May 11. The classes, geared to area residents over age 50, each meet weekly for a month, and are held at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Reimer’s class, History of the English Language, begins Monday, April 16. She will unravel some of the oddities of English spelling and usage while reading Globish, by Robert McCrum, which argues for the dominance of English in the future. Reimer is with USM’s Department of English and is a popular Senior College presenter. • Retired teacher Dee Miller will take a look at the U.S. Constitution with an eye toward deciding if it says what people say it says, in The United States Constitution: A Plan for All Reasons, on Tuesdays, beginning April 17. Discover the aims of the Constitution’s authors, analyze court decisions and discuss current issues. Miller has an ongoing interest in political theory and the history and theory of the U.S. government. • Join Stan Cohen on Thursdays, beginning April 19, for a class on The American Civil War. This May will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville, and Cohen will review key political and social

events leading up to the War of Rebellion to the surrenders at Appomattox, Va., and Galveston, Texas. Cohen is a scholar of American History with a special expertise in the American Civil War. • Ken Gibbs, a retired teacher from Worchester State with an interest in modern and contemporary poetry and creative writing, will lead the Friday, April 20 class, titled An American Gothic: The Shining, by Stephen King. King’s classic gothic novel will serve as a springboard to address the controversy over whether contemporary horror fiction is trashy or sublime. The novel’s ending will be compared to the end of Stanley Kubrick’s Hollywood film version, highlighting the conflict between highbrow literature in the gothic genre and popular tastes. Each course costs $15, with an additional $20 membership fee for those who did not join in September or January. Mail registration is due by Wednesday, April 11. Registration will continue at the Community Center up to the first day of class, as long as space permits. Senior college classes have no exams, no term papers and no grades. The rewards are found in a spirit of lifelong learning. Registration forms may be picked up at the Community Center or are accessible via the website, Questions can be posed by emailing seniorcollegebridgton@gmail. com

Homemakers meeting

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Homemakers Extension will meet at the Legion Hall, Bradley Street, Fryeburg on Wednesday, April 11, with a 9:30 a.m. social time and 10 a.m. meeting. Diane York of Bryant Pond will be a guest speaker; her topic will be the Master Gardener Program. York will explain in detail just how the program works and how you can get started to become a master gardener. She will answer questions about the program and also general gardening. The program will start about 10:30 a.m., and the public is welcome. This is a sandwich luncheon, with dessert provided by the hostesses, Ida Hutchins and June Hubley. Remember to bring your contribution for the Brownfield Food Pantry and articles for the military.

Well Woman Clinic A Free Well Woman Clinic will be hosted by The Birth House in Bridgton on Monday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School will offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis under the supervision of a Certified Professional Midwife. The following services will be available: Annual Well Woman Exam, Breast Exams, Pap Smears, Nutritional Counseling, Family Planning Counseling, and Fertility Awareness Education. Additionally, routine screening for STIs and GYN infections will be offered. The Well Woman Clinic is open to the public. An appointment is recommended, although walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Birthwise at 647-5968.

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Stay well this spring My best wishes to all and have a wonderful spring with your gardens and flowers. Stay well and happy. The next Community Kettle Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Done your taxes yet? If not, there’s free help available on Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center, provided by AARP representatives. For more information, call 6473116; an appointment is preferred. The registration deadline for the April 16-17 Red Cross Babysitting Class is Friday, April 6. For more information, call 647-3116 or 803-2292. Make Easter crafts and have lunch with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information, call 627-7380. There will be no table tennis at Town Hall on April 7; a private function is taking place instead. For more information, call 647-2847. Virginia Staples and Barbara McDaniel will be on hand at the Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, to drop off Easter flowers.

Area events Benefit Supper for Billy Holt

FRYEBURG — A benefit supper for Billy Holt, who has serious health problems, will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. There’ll be casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, beverage and dessert. For more information, call Sally at 935-2546.

Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch

If you are over 50 and looking for good conversation, the Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch may be the group that you are looking for. The lunch bunch is a group of friends that gather on the second Monday of each month. This month’s gathering will be on April 9 at noon at the Punkin Valley Restaurant in West Bridgton.

Christian Women United Luncheon

SOUTH PARIS — Christian Women United will hold a luncheon on Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the South Paris Congregational Church. Sammie Angel from Dixfield (Front Porch Café) will be the singer. Call Peggy at 7436684 by April 15 for reservations.

Ainsley A. (Edwards) and James G. Coll II of Casco, have a daughter, McKenna Rose Coll, born on March 12, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Ruth-Ann and Howard Edwards Jr. of Rockland. Paternal grandparents: James and Paula Coll of Pittsburgh, Pa. Great-grandparents: Jane Johnston of Cushing; Howard and Vivian Edwards of Owls Head. Tara L. Carlton and Timothy H. Johnson of Bridgton, have a daughter, Annalee Mae Johnson, born on March 17, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Harley Carlton and David Carlton of Harrison. Paternal grandparents: Wendy Jensen and Jeff Johnson of Naples. Jessica E. Knowles-Lane and Ryan D. Knowles-Lane of Fryeburg, have a son, Declan Whistler Knowles-Lane, born on March 19, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Declan joins Finn, age 11, and Adam, 6. Maternal grandparents: Rob and Cathy Knowles of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Danny and Peggy Lane of Brownfield. Nichole E. Roberts and Nicholas J. Rehmert of Denmark, have a son, Keagan J. Rehmert, born on March 26, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Keagan joins Krista Rehmert, age 4. Maternal grandparents: Jon Roberts of Norway and Sharon Kinsley of Denmark. Paternal grandparent: Becky Bowen of Bridgton. Great-grandparents: Jean and Art Tyrell of Enfield, Conn.; and Fay Poole of Norway. Faith A. and James B. Carone of Fryeburg, have a son, Jackson Cole Carone, born on March 28, 2012. Jackson joins Sophia, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Shirley and Michael Kenney of Fryeburg; Donald and Sherri Davidson, North Fryeburg. Paternal grandparents: Robert and Christine Carone of Stow. is 40, so sign up early.

on Saturday, April 7 at the VFW Hall, 176 Waterford Road in Harrison. A $55 entrance fee includes the stipend for a state license fee. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and play runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be on hand; the tourney is BYOB. It is limited to 100 players, with the proceeds used to provide services that the Lions Club renders to the community.

Hunter’s Safety Training Program

HARRISON — The Western Maine Fish & Game Club is hosting a Hunter’s Safety Training Program on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The sessions will be held at the Harrison Fire Station Community Room. For more information, call Arlin at 5834535 or Chuck at 583-6283. Students ages 10-12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the full program. The maximum class size

Pancake Breakfast in West Baldwin

WEST BALDWIN — A Pancake Breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice will be served on Saturday, April 7, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the West Baldwin United Methodist Church on Route 113. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10.

Swingin’ Bears Square Dance April 14

SOUTH PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club of South Paris and Friendship Squares of Wilton are teaming up to present square and round dancing on Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine Street, South Paris. The husband and wife team of Kip and Linda Moulton of Scarborough will do the calling and cueing. Mainstream/mainstream/plus dancing is in store for the square dancing, and there’ll be easy and intermediate cues for the round dancing. For more information, call

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WINDHAM — On Saturday, April 21, a PowerPoint program on the Gambo Gunpowder Mill will be presented at Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road. The program begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments and a brief business meeting. Those who wish may also participate in a guided tour of the gunpowder mill site, at 1:30 p.m. Co-hosts will be Don Wescott, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (which owns the site) and David Tanguay, vice president of Windham Historical Society. There is no charge for this public program; donations are gratefully received to further the educational work of the Society. For more information, call David Tanguay at 892-1306 or e-mail


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When there’s a crowd you know it’s good The American Legion Post #155 will be having their Fish Fry starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 6. There’ll be yummy fish with coleslaw and fries. It’s always a big crowd, so you know it’s good. The Webbs Mills Sunshine Club is putting on their Bean Supper on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Community Hall on the corner of Routes 85 and 11. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Luncheon Group had a wonderful lunch at Beef & Ski last Friday. We will be going to The Ruby Slipper in Harrison this month. If you didn’t sign up yet, call Queen Mother Jan at 743-9474 by April 23. April birthdays are Rachel Bacon, Eleanor Heidrich and Joyce Sweatt. Many happy returns of the day, ladies. A few other April birthdays are those of Elizabeth Chute and Nicole Richards. The Edes Falls Sewing Circle held their first meeting April 4. They have decided on supper dates, so I will have them in next week’s column. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at

1 p.m. If you would like to join, stop in and visit with us. We also rent out the hall for baby showers, wedding showers, birthdays, etc. With sweet memories of my granddaughter Britney, we will celebrate the one-year anniversary of her death with heavy hearts on Easter Sunday. God bless our families, especially at this time and throughout this week. I hope everyone else will have a wonderful day, and that the kids will find lots of Easter eggs.

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FRYEBURG — Because of a scheduling conflict, the Veterans’ Service Officer who usually holds office hours at the Fryeburg American Legion on Bradley Street will not be present on April 6. The next scheduled visit is Friday, May 4. For more information, call 324-1839. 5D A WE YS-A EK -



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Well, now that it’s spring, we put away the skis, wind down the snowmobiles that didn’t get much use this winter, and dig out the golf clubs. The first sign of spring is the letter the Lake Kezar Country Club members receive from Club President Brad Littlefield. There was great news this year that the Lake Kezar Country Club had been chosen out of 675 courses by The New England Golf Guide as the #1 Golfing Value in New England for 2012. This honor came to the club because the course was upgraded last fall to a Three-Star Course. The staff at the course is constantly making improvements to live up to this new honor. Some of the work done is removal of trees around the 4th hole tee boxes and renovations in the clubhouse behind the front desk. The club also invested in new rental clubs and 16 new golf carts. Kezar has reciprocal agreements with other courses like Indian Mound, Maplewood and Waumbeck, and after negotiation, Point Sebago will be added to the list. The agreement allows any member of Kezar to play a round of golf at the other courses with cart for $25. The first activity at the course will be cleanup day on Saturday, April 28. Don’t forget that on Thursday, April 5, there will be a Ukrainian Style Easter Egg Decorating event at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Using melted wax on eggs with details drawn on them is unusual but the results are amazing. Don’t forget to sign up if you haven’t. A new experience is a learning event.

April is National Library week and the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will be celebrating this event on Friday April 13, at 7 p.m. Young and old alike are invited to the library to talk about, you guessed it, books. Each one who attends is encouraged to talk about their most favorite book ever. For those who are interested in a new book, you can call the library and ask for it and if Charlotte Hobbs doesn’t have it available, it will be ordered for you through the library sharing program. There will be an art project, which will be based on the Eric Carle books on collage art. Those who do a project will have the results hung in the library for the rest of the month. Come and share your love of books, then share refreshments and talk about the evening together. The Art Program held in February was a success and because of that it will be repeated on Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Draw and sketch with others interested. This invitation is extended because of the enthusiasm of the class held by Margaret Nominating. Those who wish to attend don’t have to have prior experience; just a yen for the paper, pencils and to draw. Other library dates are the Monday, April 9 Adult Discussion Group at 1 p.m. to discuss any book written about Maine by a Maine author. The newlyformed writing group will meet on Thursday, April 12 and 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. The Gardening Group will meet on Thursday, April 19 at noon to hear Barbara

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Murphy from Oxford County Extension talk about gardening hints and composting. During April school vacation, there will be no Children’s Programs. The Cribbage Group still meets every Wednesday morning. Palm Sunday at the United Church of Christ was a busy morning for Pastor Alison Andrea Jacobs, with two baptisms, the induction of six new church members and Holy Communion. It was a joy to see two young women, Beth Dormer and Abbey Nataluk, baptized with their family beside them. Then, the fact that a company of six joined the church together — Nick and Abbey Nataluk, Penny Allen, Virginia Weeks, Angie Blake and Beth Dorner — brought inspiration to the congregation. Palm Sunday leads us to the final days of Lent, and what a wonderful Sunday for the worshipers of the United Church of Christ. Don’t forget that on Saturday, April 7, there will be an Easter Bake Sale to raise funds for Camp Susan Curtis by the Lovell Untied Church of Christ Mission Committee. Just thinking about the beautiful Easter colors makes me wish I’d be there. There will


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FRYEBURG — As part of the ongoing Family Entertainment Series at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, the Theater at Monmouth will perform The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship for audiences of all ages on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students (ages 3 to 18) and ages under 3 are free. They are available for purchase online at www. 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. The Theater at Monmouth brings adaptations of classic literature to students across the state. Their mission is to help deepen understanding of, appreciation for and connection to classic literature for learners of all ages! Last year’s performance of The Reluctant Dragon was so well received that the Leura Hill Eastman Center asked them back to perform The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. Few people had faith in the Fool of the World, but he was determined to prove everyone wrong. When the czar declares he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool sets off on an adventure to change his life. Along the way he learns the power of believing in yourself, the value of friendship, and the importance of following your dreams. Andrew Lang’s Russian tale was first published as part of his Yellow Fairy Book in 1894. TAM’s adaptation is based on the first English translation by Arthur Ransome published as a part of Old Peter’s Russian Tales in 1916. CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY — On Sunday, Feb. 19, For more information about the Theater at Monmouth visit http:// at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Sweden Road in Bridgton, the Rt. Reverend Stephen T. Lane, Bishop of the Diocese of Maine (left), parishioners and guests welcomed the Reverend Craig Hacker in a Celebration of New Ministry. The Celebration of New Ministry is a time when the community gathers to celebrate the covenant they make with their rector to live in their various (Continued from Page A) to decide what she is supposed to do with all her family’s stuff. For ministries with the support of one another. It is also an opportumonths, she avoided wading through her late mother’s things. But nity to install the new rector. Father Craig became rector of St. when her mom’s condo sells, she’s forced to reckon with its contents. Peter’s in August, following a lengthy search. After graduating As she sorts, objects surface triggering memories and emotions. from Springfield College, he spent 22 years in active duty with Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck suddenly take the Army before attending Oblate Seminary in San Antonio, on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let Texas. He was ordained in the Diocese of Albany, New York, where he served in parishes in the northern part of the state. go? Elizabeth Peavey is the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly and of Maine & Me: 10 Years of Down East Adventures, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Mainethemed Book. Her essays and articles appear frequently in Down East magazine, where she has been a contributing editor since 1997. SAD 61 Elementary School The Friends are thrilled to be hosting this show as their coffers Monday, April 9 – Friday, April 13 are low after purchasing the metal furniture for the library courtyard. MONDAY: Hamburger on wheat bun, baked potato wedges, raiNext on their to-do list are new shades for all library windows. sins, milk. The community museum passes have all been renewed for the use TUESDAY: Taco salad with chips, topping bar w/romaine, Goya of Bridgtonians and summer visitors. Little things like that add up and the Friends are happy to help the library in big and small ways. black beans, Jell-o w/topping, milk. WEDNESDAY: Ham & cheese sandwich, pickle, Goldfish, All tickets are being sold in advance of the performance and can be purchased for $12 at the Bridgton Public Library or by contacting apples, milk. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar w/diced eggs, pineapple, Friends president, Diana Fallon at 647-3641. The Magic Lantern has graciously agreed to have the Tannery Pub open after the perfor- milk. FRIDAY: Skillet omelet w/Colby cheese, English muffin, bacon mance so members of the audience can purchase a libation and chat round, strawberries, milk. with Elizabeth Peavey.

BAR MILLS — Upcoming performances scheduled at the Saco River Grange Hall include: • Pianist Oni Buchanan will perform on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at the Old White Church. Oni’s virtuosity at the piano, and her affable grace and beauty have charmed audiences internationally, earning her celebrity status among SRGH artists. A published poet, Oni brings a special sensitivity to her creative interpretations and her meticulous, powerful technique. Her exciting program includes Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Pavane for a Dead Princess, Sonatine and Jeux d’eau, Chopin’s Nocturne Op 27, No 1 in C# minor; and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, and piano students and children ages 12 and under are free. Maximum price for a family of three or more, $30. For reservations, please call 929-6472. • Beth Henley’s Abundance takes the stage April 27-29 and May 3-5. Nightly performances are at 7:30 p.m. Abundance is the story of two mail-order brides, who meet while waiting for their husbands to pick them up at the stagecoach station in the Wyoming Territory in the 1860s.

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was wonderful. I have a very good friend who will be turning 95 on April 9. When we served on the Old Home Days Committee, I always made sure we had cupcakes, that was so many years ago. This wonderful man has always been a mentor to me, and that’s why I’m still writing this column. He lived in Lovell and was the most respected man I knew, along with his partner and wife Peg. Whoops, did I give it away? Even though they now live in Fryeburg, he still belongs to Lovell. He follows Fryeburg Academy’s sports teams, still plays golf, and can be found watching the tennis tournament in Lovell in August. His big grin is joy to behold, and I’m so fortunate to be able to call him friend; it is an honor.

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STANDING UP TO BULLYING AT MOMS — The Molly Ockett Middle School Civil Rights Team helped facilitate a presentation on “Standing Up to Bullying” by Brandon Baldwin of the Maine Attorney General’s Office March 30. Back row, from left, are: Katherine Carpenter, HayLee Mulligan, Brandon Baldwin, Mariah Magee, Allison Manoogian. Middle row, from left: Gavin Smith, Elise Richardson, Chase Carus, Clayton Thurston, Olivia Pelkie, Garrett Libby. Front row, from left: Lily Purslow, Madison Burke, Kris Vladkya, Tabby Day.

Standing up to bullying (Continued from Page A) “We talk about why it’s hard, and we learn about strategies to use,” to stand up appropriately, Baldwin stated. “We learn a safer and easier approach to standing up to that something or someone — a way of bypassing obstacles.” Adults can help “There is a real value in adults sharing their experiences in facing biased behaviors and for the kids to see that it’s not that easy (to stand up),” said Baldwin. “Again, the purpose of this Civil Rights Team Project and its message is about how to reduce biased behaviors.” Students’ comments Here are comments written by Molly Ockett Middle School students after attending the half-day assembly and workshop March 30 on “Standing Up

to Bullying” facilitated by the Maine Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Team Project: • “I learned that bullying is usually influenced by others. I always knew it was, but it never clicked. Bullying has always been a big thing to me and I always try to stand up for it and influence others. Mr. Baldwin made me think differently about bullying and I hope it changes everyone.” • “I thought that was a very informative assembly. It really made me think about how I should stand up for others. I will now keep my eye out for bullying in this school and try to stop it. I hope that it affects other students as much as it affected me. It really has opened my eyes how other people influence you.” • “I found the presentation to

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be very well done. It was very heartfelt. To lecture us that bullying is bad is not enough. It is best to teach kids what they can do. I will always keep in mind what was said.” • “Usually these bullying talks are just an hour of listening to something I already know about. This one really has gotten me thinking.” • “I found this presentation to be interesting and meaningful. Unlike other speakers, Mr. Baldwin really connects with us. It’s not just the “bullying is bad” speech. It was more than that. I now understand the psychology behind it all and I know why it is hard to stand up and what I have to do to help.” • “I hate it when my friend or people I know get bullied and it’s sad to see people bully. It shows that they are the weak ones because they have to put people down so they can feel important.”

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formula needed for the numbers to be included in the annual totals. Left out were approved allocations for 1 Green Street, 268-272 Main Street, 3 Chase Street, 240 Main Street and 411 Main Street. All totalled, that’s 1,031,125 less gallons of effluent annually, or 37 gallons a day. “Maybe somebody is making maple syrup, and using the evaporator to vaporize one million, thirty thousand-plus gallons a year,” Zaidman quipped, as he read from a prepared statement. Avesta offer rescinded; all options expensive The Sewer Committee met Thursday and agreed to rescind its earlier conditional approval of what Avesta Project Manager Matt Peters called an “exploratory request” for a sewer allocation at 247 Main Street, the former Chapter 11 property. The Board of Selectmen will vote at its April 10 meeting on the committee’s recommendation to put on hold all requests for sewer allocations that are served or could be served by the lower ballfield, Berkowitz said. The town has 36 such accounts, but not all of them are currently hooked into the system. “From the perspective of community and economic development, the fact that we’ve got a hold on half of our town is a concern to me,” he said. “Anytime you’ve got that kind of constraint, it prompts us to find a solution as soon as possible.” Avesta has yet to submit formal plans for the project, and does not yet own the property, as is required for requesting a sewer allocation. For 23 bedrooms (19 one-bedroom apartments and 2 two-bedroom apartments), the project would require a net allocation of 2,415 gallons a day, after the 225 gallons a day that’s been already allocated is subtracted out. “Right now, we don’t have the capacity to support that kind of development” by allowing it to hook into the sewer system, Berkowitz said Friday. “I have to now notify Avesta, and they will have to recapitulate” their plans and decide if they will continue moving forward with the project. If so, they have several options, Berkowitz said. Avesta could build its own

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options to build more capacity in the system, Berkowitz said. The Sewer Committee will begin exploring those options at its next meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Its members are Zaidman, Ken Brown, Ray Turner, Chris McDaniel and Mark Hatch, working with Berkowitz and Public Works Director Jim Kidder. Questioning the numbers Zaidman hired two accountants, Chuck Renneker and Norm Huntress, to review the compilation of sold allocations, and came up with a total of 12,703 gallons a day at the lower ballfield, 37 gallons a day over the engineers agreed-upon 12,666 gallon-perday capacity. The agreed-upon capacity of the town’s other field, Dodge Field, is 18,180 gallons a day, for a grand total of 30,833 gallons a day for the entire system. “I said, ‘this is easy.’ We need to find out who has bought allocations,” and then calculate those allocations against the agreed-to field capacity. The records were contained in several different departments at the municipal complex. “Nowhere was it all compiled in one place,” Zaidman said. Ever since his appointment to the Sewer Committee last October, Zaidman has questioned assurances made by former Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian that around 15,000 gallons a day were available for allocation at the lower ballfield. Manoian used those assurances in promoting voter approval of a Shoreland Zoning amendment significantly reducing minimum lot sizes around Pondicherry Square and designed to allow Avesta’s plans there to move forward. Zaidman’s suspicions that Manoian was over-estimating the lower ballfield’s available sewer capacity were validated when George Sawyer, the engineer who designed the system in 1982, wrote Berkowitz to call attention to “a definite error” in estimates made by Wright-Pierce Engineering. The two sides met to reconcile the numbers, and came up with an agreed-to capacity of 12,666 gallons per day. “I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but it seems pretty strange” that the top five sewer user accounts weren’t included in Berkowitz’s calculations, Zaidman said, in a Monday interview at Camp Wildwood, where he is caretaker of grounds including a modern irrigation sewer system. “I’ll let the people decide, whether this was an innocent mistake, or a manipulated mistake.” Wright-Pierce used the calculations for sewer capacity listed in the town’s 2007 Waste Disposal License application to the DEP.

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Keep the home fires burning?

By Price Hutchins I am always a step behind the innovation curve. I purchased my first precision slide rule the same day my roommate purchased the first calculator I had ever seen. In the 70s, I was all about wood stoves and heating with wood. The very first oil recession had passed. Jimmy Carter wore a sweater in the White House and turning the heat down below 76 degrees was patriotic. Then, while I was outside splitting logs, someone made oil boilers and furnaces efficient. Simultaneously, air quality inside my house and outside worsened. I split and stacked my last piece of firewood and closed up my chimneys. Things have come full circle on me — again. Last year, we spent $5,000 on fuel oil in our Lovell house and I remembered, with mixed sentiments, the days of picking up and putting down the same piece of firewood as many as five times before it actually combusted in my stove. So, I am thinking about getting back to wood heat. I’m conflicted about air quality, carbon footprints, and using good wood like it was — well, like it was so much firewood! Wood stoves are purported to be wicked efficient now, but your heating plan is only as good as your operator. I am reminded of the lessons I learned as a 10-year-old. Even in the 60s, when #2 was 24 cents a gallon, my mother believed that tending a fire was a skill that needed to be mastered, just like long division and canoe paddling. Today, at 92, she will scold you if you mishandle a hearth. I’m not talking about making a fire. Anyone can get a fire going in the backyard or a fireplace, though it sometimes seems they use more energy than the fire will ever generate. No, tending a fire is what

you do with it for the rest of the evening. After my mother’s lessons, when I was out in the real world, I met “pokers” — people who tend fires like a horsefly tends a beachgoer. They constantly nudge, nag and adjust. “Pokers” also like to add kindling, in an effort to get the entire length of the wood ablaze. One of Ma’s early lessons included the value of split, dried cordwood. That lesson involved splitting, stacking and delivering firewood to the hearth until even algebra homework looked inviting. It taught you not to suffer a “damn fool” who used up your fuel. A good fire, once alight, should not need further caloric input. If it needs to be speeded up, then that is accomplished by adding air — the real fuel — to the mix. This then brings about the topic of grates. Grates, those iron baskets found in all “damn fools” hearths, are a plague upon good fire tending. The reason they are so onerous is the same reason all “pokers” love them. They raise the wood above the hearth floor and allow anyone to make a fire by kindling a fire underneath. Hurrah for easy fire starting. But then, air continues to rush in and consume your wood sending the vast amount of energy up the flue. “Pokers” need a bright, blazing, wood-consuming, inefficient fire. A proper hearth is equipped with a set of andirons. These hunks of iron must be completely buried in a pile of ancient ashes. I don’t think I have ever seen the butt end of the andirons in my mother’s hearth. She removes a small amount of ashes from the hearth only when it begins to migrate off the hearth and onto the floor. She shovels out so little of the ash that you’d be reminded of Humphrey Bogart in the movie, “Sahara,” WOOD, Page B

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Most of us love a good mystery, and in books and movies if we can’t figure out the solution ourselves the secret is revealed to us at the end. Mysteries in real life, though, are not always resolved so neatly. This morning, I was standing at the kitchen sink rinsing breakfast dishes, when a shadow passed directly over the house. I looked out the window and saw a bird flying overhead. Hoping for a better look I rushed to another window where, by craning my neck into a very uncomfortable position, and looking up high, I got a quick look at the bird as it turned and disappeared over the trees. It had all happened very fast, and in those few seconds I managed to see only that it was a large bird with both light and dark plumage, and long wings. What was it? I had just enough information to feel completely puzzled about what I had seen. A good way to begin identifying birds is to first eliminate the least likely ones, so I began to think about large birds that might be in our neighborhood at this time of year. The first big bird that came to mind was a crow, but this bird was

much larger than a crow. Then I thought about ravens, which are almost two feet long, with a 4 ½-foot wingspan, much larger than many folks realize. Crows and ravens are black, but this bird had a lot of white on it. It could not have been a crow or a raven. Next, I thought about a turkey vulture, since a few days ago I had seen the first ones of the season circling above the hill across the road from our house. When soaring or gliding they hold up their wings in a distinctive “V” position, and when seen from below the two-toned underside of the wing is very noticeable, with the leading edge dark and the trailing edge lighter. This bird had none of that. It was not a turkey vulture. Could it have been a Great Blue Heron? A couple of days ago, I saw two of them, so they are coming back for the nesting season, but I did not see any of the markings or coloration of the Great Blue, and there were no long legs trailing out behind as it flew away. It was not a Great Blue Heron. As the list of possible birds got shorter, the mystery was no closer to being solved, so it

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was time to widen the search. I thought then about the fact that the ice had gone out of our lake on March 23, weeks earlier than usual, and I thought about two birds that are closely associated with open water. Bald eagles, who spend the winter near open rivers or along the coast, come inland when the lakes open up to fish, and to hunt ducks. We had seen a few eagles in recent weeks, and it would not have been that unusual for one to fly over our yard. Although this bird did not have the white head and tail of an adult bald eagle, young eagles take four years to mature, and vary widely in appearance. First-year birds are dark brown, but as they age they develop white feathers on the body and can look quite mottled. At all ages, bald eagles show noticeable white areas underneath, where the

wing connects with the body. The other bird closely associated with open water is the osprey, a bird we see infrequently during migration. It has extremely long narrow wings, which appear to be bent back at the wrist (a bird’s wrist is about half-way out the length of the wing), its back is brown, it is white below, and the underside of the wing is white and brown. Sometimes, we get a good long look at a bird and can identify it with confidence, but at other times we are left scratching our heads, even after thinking of the possibilities and consulting field guides for more information. In this case, seeing the bird for only a few seconds did not provide enough clues to its identity, and I had to admit I was left with an unsolvable mystery.


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To The Editor: Recent letters regarding free roaming cats have prompted me to write. There are two points of education on the issue. One: The need for spay/neuter programs. Overpopulation of free roaming cats is a problem. According to Friends of Feral Felines, one breeding pair of free roaming cats may produce up to 2,500 descendants in just five years. Contrary to what some believe, organizations such as Friends of Feral Felines will trap, neuter, vaccinate for rabies, and return these cats to the barn or colony they came from. The return of the cats is conditional on whether or not the barn owner wants the cats back; and if the barn owner can adequately house and feed these cats. If barn owners are worried that spaying/neutering the cats will dwindle their ability to keep rodents out of their barns, don’t be. Several animal shelters and rescue groups have “Barn Cat” programs. These are cats that cannot be adopted out as domestic companion animals. They are well suited to living out their lives in your barn, shed or other protective outbuildings. Two: Rabies. The incidence of wild animals infected with this disease is steadily increasing. With that, the number of companion pets and free roaming cats that come into contact with rabid animals is ever increasing. When our companion animals come in contact with rabid animals, we come in contact with rabid animals. Ask anyone who has been treated for rabies how pleasant that experience was. Treatment is a series of injections; first a single dose of rabies immune globulin (from a person already vaccinated against rabies); then a series of five doses of rabies vaccine over the course of 28 days. If an animal is current on their rabies vaccine, and they come in contact with a rabid animal, that pet gets an exam and a rabies booster by a veterinarian. That is a pretty simple treatment. If that pet is not up to date on rabies, they are vaccinated and are quarantined for a period of time as determined by the animal control


To The Editor: It just goes on and on. Didn’t you post a notice several issues ago about the length of letters to the editor saying something about a 600-word limit. Well, the latest from Ms. Durr is something on the order of 4,200 words. Maybe a record for her and you. Most of her stuff is directed at Mr. McLaughlin’s columns, which

seem for the most part to be less than half what she’s written. What I wrote, perhaps flippantly, was simply to note that her previous letter was long, rambling and if it made any points they were overwhelmed by what followed and followed and followed. I suppose I was being flippant to avoid being rude because these type letters drive me and I’m sure others to distraction. You don’t have your own editorial section, perhaps to avoid annoying subscribers with views unlike yours and I can understand why a smaller paper might take that position. But if you did, would you permit such “stream of conscious” stuff in your editorials? I think not. I’m more and more beginning to think you’re simply trying to fill empty space and don’t care what we write as long as it isn’t libelous or discriminatory. You do provide us with useful local/ regional news with some state stuff thrown in. It’s what we pay for. We don’t pay for much of what appears in the Letters to the Editor section and if you’d do your job, I’d be less inclined to send my own complaints in. Why not just make a deal — no more Durr, Plaisted or Jones letters unless they are limited to 250 words. If they wrote less, my rebuttals would be equally concise. Geoffrey Jones Denmark Editor’s note: We were unable to find any column or letter in recent editions that totaled 4,200 words. Secondly, we do not simply publish letters to “fill space.” In fact, due to declining advertising — which most newspapers have felt due to the poor economy — available editorial space is at a premium. We encourage letter writers to be concise. There is a far greater chance that a short, concise letter will be published quicker than a long-winded one. Finally, we believe that one role of a community newspaper is to offer to all readers a platform to voice their opinions. Yes, we do edit for libel and grammar. However, we try to leave thoughts as presented to avoid misrepresenting a writer’s position. If a letter requires serious editing, the submitted piece is returned to the writer.


To The Editor: Bickering, according to Merriam-Webster and Dictionary. com, is to argue over petty or menial matters. To me, the sewer system of this town or pay-per-

bag or mandatory recycling or whether to have big box stores are no petty or menial subjects. We, as citizens, should consider those items as very important to the welfare of our town. If you think trying to come up with the best answer to a problem is to keep your mouth shut then only one person’s opinion will count, right or wrong. Ken Ribas Bridgton


To The Editor: Mr. Stan Cohen, where do you get your “facts?” A recent letter by Mr. Cohen, a Bridgton resident, was so packed with “untruths” that readers need to know the real story. He begins by attacking State Representative Rich Cebra, whose recent column asked a few simple common sense questions of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Representative Cebra wanted to know if she would still vote for the so-called Obamacare if she had known that the cost estimates used to jam the bill through Congress were phony. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office stated last month that the first 10 years of the program will cost about $1.75 trillion. That’s a far cry from the $940 billion that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi boasted about in the wild and furious days leading up to the final vote. Representative Cebra’s question was a fair one. Where do liberals think all this money will come from? Representative Cebra also noted in his column that the government is notorious for underestimating the cost of its programs. Mr. Cohen takes issue with the statement that Medicare costs 500% more than originally estimated. “Where on earth did Representative Cebra come up with that?” he asked. Actually, Rep. Cebra was being conservative. To enact Medicare in 1960s, federal officials deceived the public in many ways, such as promising that payroll tax rate would never rise higher than 1%. When Medicare Part A was enacted in 1965, costs were projected to rise to $9 billion in 1990, but actually reached a whopping $67 billion. That’s more than 700%. Consider this, when Medicaid special hospital subsidy was added in 1987, annual costs were projected to reach $100 million. By 1992, costs had soared even more, to the tune of $11 billion annually. Put it in simple terms. It rose 11,000% higher than the



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he describes as “a smart and effective Congresswoman.” Now that she is married to a Wall Street hedge fund tycoon, she is part of the 1% — the elite class that are despised by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. To make matters worse, her new husband, Donald Sussman, just took a 75% ownership stake in Maine Today Media, guaranteeing that Rep. Pingree will be handled with kid gloves by the two biggest daily papers in her district — the Portland Press Herald and the Kennebec Journal. Those papers are now part of the Democratic machine to distort the truth, get Democrats elected and silence the Republicans. If Rep. Pingree is so “smart,” why does she keep voting for programs like Obamacare, which will


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American Catholics

Growing up Catholic in the fifties and sixties America affected me deeply and still does. My parents were of BostonIrish-Catholic-Democrat stock and I was inculcated with all the attitudes and beliefs common to that demographic — all cemented by 11 years of Catholic education. I accepted it all unquestioningly, as most kids do, then began to question it as most adolescents do. After that came seductive, intellectually fashionable ridicule of conservative Christianity, and especially Catholic teachings of the magisterium. For more than a decade, I avoided Mass except for weddings and funerals. I didn’t realize that many bishops and priests, as well as rank and file Catholics, succumbed to those seductions. I was shocked to discover in 2002 and 2003 that thousands of adolescent boys were sexually assaulted by hundreds of homosexual priests and bishops, who hid their debauchery for decades. Liberals fixed the Catholic Church in America about the same way they fixed cities like Detroit. The American church has bumped along the bottom for about a decade, but is lately showing signs of resurgence. When I’m at Sunday Mass in a different town or city, I’m careful to look over people in the pews and gauge demographics. Usually, I notice gray or bald heads, few young families with children, and a lack of enthusiasm. That was not the case, however, when I attended Mass a few weeks ago at St. Ignatius Parish on Grand Cayman Island. There, my wife and I were a distinct minority. I noticed very few older, white people like us in attendance. There was lots of enthusiasm from the young, mostly dark-skinned people who proliferated in the pews, in the choir, and on the altar. They were native Cayman Islanders of mixed white and African ancestry and what looked like immigrants from India, the Philippines, and elsewhere in Asia. They chanted ritual responses as if they really believed what they were saying and they sang with gusto. It was the refreshing and encouraging Catholic heritage of work done

by missionaries from Portugal, Spain and France over 500 years. Though things may have been bleak for Catholics in the United States and Europe lately, the Church elsewhere in the world is growing and strengthening. The struggles within the American church parallel those of America itself. It’s left versus right, and the left has been ascendant in both arenas. I don’t know if it’s just coincidental, but strong leftist influences, both political and religious, have come out of the Chicago area. Chicago and Boston are similar with their strong Irish-CatholicDemocrat traditions. Politics and religion have been closely mixed for more than a century, and there has been a profound right-to-left drift in the past four decades. That trend, however, may have peaked. President Obama came out of Chicago in 2008 and was invited to speak at nearby Notre Dame — the flagship American Catholic university — shortly after his inauguration in 2009. Of all the various Catholic institutions, its colleges and universities have drifted furthest from traditional teachings, and Notre Dame is no exception. Whenever Catholic issues like the death or election of a pope are in the news, liberal networks have invited liberal priests like Chicago’s Father Andrew Greely and Notre Dame’s Father Richard McBrien to provide color commentary. Then, there’s the infamous Father Pfleger. He’s the Chicago Catholic sidekick of President Obama’s friend and mentor Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Here in 2012, however, it looks like religious and political liberals are beginning their descendancy. While the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) endorsed Obamacare in 2009, they’re changing their minds in 2012 as President Obama is forcing them to pay for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs. USCCB President Timothy Dolan has virtually declared war. That he’s a conservative and was elected by his fellow bishops is promising. Dolan is smart, engaging and tough. Obama won’t be able to cajole him or push him around. Obama won the Catholic vote in 2008, but isn’t likely to in 2012. Father Pfleger was suspended briefly last spring by his Chicago bishop, Cardinal George, but reinstated a month later. If he continues to challenge Catholic doctrine the next suspension won’t be brief. Racy novelist Father Greely got his coat caught in a cabbie’s door and sustained a head injury from which his recovery has been very slow. Father McBrien’s book Catholicism has not been endorsed by the USCCB for doctrinal reasons. Not sure who the mainstream media will invite any of them when next they need a liberal priest to echo their prejudice against conservative Catholic teachings. Liberalism lost its appeal for me both politically and religiously over 20 years ago. The USCCB has been slower to come around, but better late than never. Let’s hope the new movement rightward picks up momentum. I have a strong feeling it will. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at



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plunge us deeper into financial oblivion? That question is easy to answer. Rep Pingree is being groomed by Pelosi to replace her as a Democratic Speaker of the House if Pelosi decides to retire or loses her re-election bid. Anyone who has a brain understands that we are headed for an extremely painful reckoning. Our standard of living will continually go down. The middle class will continue to shrink and be poorer than ever. We will be leaving our children and grandchildren with the highest debt in history. Does that sound smart to you or me? No! Richard E. Cross Naples

A more perfect union

To The Editor: President Obama is “evil” and is “destroying America.” These are statements readily heard around town and in the national media. Clearly, those making the statements cannot define their terms. “Evil” means morally reprehensible. Can anyone offer a specific case where President Obama, as an individual man, has been found guilty of anything that is morally reprehensible? Politicians, pundits and the public offer opinions of guilt, but can anyone offer clear, factual proof of where President Obama has done anything morally reprehensible? How does one “destroy” a country? The United States has gone through three constitutional crises: The Civil War, The Great Depression and the resignation of President Nixon. (President Nixon resigned; President Ford succeeded him, appointing Nelson Rockefeller as vice president. It was the first time in U.S. history that we had a president and vice president, neither of whom was elected to their offices. Lesser constitutional governments would have failed!)  So, how does one “destroy” (put out of existence) a country? A case might be made that

Slobodan Milosovic, Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak and President Bashar al-Assad either are or tried to destroy their countries. But even these men did not put their countries out of existence. I think throwing around terms like “evil” and “destruction” is not in the interest of advancing the public discourse. Debate of the issues is where the dialog deserves to be, not the emotional opinion of the moment.  In this political season, perhaps the public could focus on what is really important; the “vision” of the candidates running for office and how their “vision” will take us to a more perfect union. Joseph Angelo Chickadee Lane Bridgton

Who is the problem?

To The Editor: I’ve been reading and listening to barely contained narratives of discontent, abuse, small and large betrayals, about accusations of lying and/or that which is “misspoken,” about what some call deception and others call perception, about despicable demonic others or naive, ignorant egotists who lurk in the shadows among more decent folk. I’m not sure I want to do public service these days either locally or on a larger scale as it sometimes seems that the polarization that divides folk is too great for compromise. Most of the expressed discontent is “talk” and little actually results in physical violence. However, who knows when the desire to self-protect leads to what recently occurred in Florida, where Trayvon Martin was shot to death by Mr. Zimmerman, the captain of a local Neighborhood Watch group. Mr. Zimmerman pursued Trayvon Martin, a 17year-old young black man wearing a hooded sweatshirt as he ran through his gated community on his way home with Skittles in his hand. Mr. Zimmerman claims he was attacked by Trayvon before police arrived. Therefore, he had to take out his gun and kill the boy. He now seeks legal protection with a “Stand Your Ground”

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law that allows ordinary citizens to arm themselves and shoot to kill, without first calling police. Smoldering resentment at the inequality in the justice system has burst into a torrent of anger making justice impossible — both for Mr. Zimmerman and for Trayvon Martin. On the international front, a 42-year-old shell-shocked Marine, in his fourth deployment in a war zone, wanders out from his military encampment, leaving in his wake 17 dead Afghani, 11 of them children. In France, an extremist French Muslim, a terrorist trained by Al Qaeda, kills a Jewish rabbi and three children. The terrorist claims he is waging a holy revenge for the Jewish murders of Muslim children. Is it true that revenge leads to two dead men?   A Ugandan Kony chief of The Lords Resistance Army kidnaps and arms boys as young as 12 for the purpose of war and enslaves girls for the purpose of sex. Kony is now in the Congo reaping mayhem in the name of the Lord, protected by anti-Ugandan political and military forces. Angelo Izama, an African journalist from Uganda, says in a brilliant op-ed piece in the New York Times that Kony is truly evil, but not the problem as he has been used, misused and supported by contending military and political forces in the Sudan, in Uganda and in the Congo, which uses charismatic murderers for their own protection of sovereignty. The search to kill Kony has resulted in a “scorched earth policy” that amounted to thousands of innocent people being forced to flee into refugee camps where they starved to death. Murder and revenge will not protect us or cure the unjust conditions that allow evil dictators to thrive and divide the spoils between themselves. I do believe what we do on a personal and local level — to support First Amendment rights, non-violence, cooperation rather than competition, and social and economic justice for all — has an effect on the larger global community and vice versa. As insignificant as we may be here in the Lake Region area of Maine, how justly we behave toward others in our homes, our

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To The Editor: On behalf of the Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center Board of Directors, I want to thank Wayne Rivet and The Bridgton News for the wonderful article about Deertrees this past week. Deertrees is not dead. We will move forward. We are hoping to work with our supporters so we can update our facilities and bring Deertrees back to where the theatre used to be. I want to thank our supporters over the years for their generosity. We will survive! Al Glover, President Deertrees Board of Directors


To The Editor: There is simply no circumstances under which Barack Obama can be defeated in his quest for re-election. Obama will receive in excess of 95% of the Black vote. He will easily garner at least 80% of the Hispanic and Jewish vote. The president will almost certainly capture 100% of every special interest group, ranging from the abortion crowd through the nation’s many zucchini farmers. Half of America’s wage earners pay no federal income taxes whatsoever. You can be assured that they will vote en masse for the party of massive government spending, the deficit be damned. Democrats have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in enslaving tens of millions of Americans to government handouts, which guarantee their continuing support for the Democrats’ humungous nannywelfare state. Labor unions are set to pony up hundreds of millions for the Democrats’ already overflowing coffers. They will also donate millions of hours in manning phone banks and driving voters to the polls as they remind said voters whom they should cast their ballot for. Literally, every major television network, news magazine and newspaper are totally in the bag for the President’s radical far left agenda to completely remake

April 5, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B America, which is well within his grasp. If the Democrats hold onto the Senate and recapture the House, we can say goodbye to the greatest Democratic Republic that the world has ever seen. An Obama win will allow him to pack the Supreme Court with

more far left activist judges that do not believe in the Constitution and the established rule of law, which will enable Democrats to turn America into a workers’ paradise along the lines of China, Cuba and Venezuela.

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Did you know that Maine has received $6.8 million in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges? According to David Abdoo of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, $5.8 million of these grants is to help Maine implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act; and $1 million is to conduct the research and planning necessary to build a better health insurance marketplace and determine how its exchange will be operated and governed. Since 2010, Maine has received $10 million in grants from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This new fund was created to support

effective policies in Maine, its communities, and nationwide so that all Americans can lead longer, more productive lives. Also generated by the Affordable Care Act is a grant of $240,000 to support outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries about their benefits. So far, Maine has received more than $49.6 million from the ACA for a host of initiatives designed to improve the health care of our citizens. For Maine’s sake, I hope the U.S. Supreme Court finds in favor of the ACA. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

(Continued from Page B) doling out water to his men. The mound of ashes insulates the fire, throws heat out into the room, and maintains even warmth throughout the evening. Ashes also valve off the flow of air to the wood, thus making the consumption of wood, and the heat released by the wood have a relationship any “damn fool” should understand. To a “poker,” a good fire appears to be smoldering when in fact smoke rarely emanates from a good fire. Ma’s fires never smoke. At night, the fire must be banked — an impossible task with a grate. Ashes are cozied up to the remaining embers. This puts the fire to bed while allowing it to share its heat into the wee-hours of the morning. It also guarantees a hot bed of embers in the morning to start the fire-tending business anew. We have plenty of wood here in western Maine and a

dearth of #2 fuel oil. I think if my mother could build all the home fires in Maine, the open fireplace would exceed 80% efficiency. I don’t know how all this will translate as I become a modern wood stove owner. I suspect it will be useless information. I am a buggy whip retailer operating next to Henry Ford’s Model A factory and I will remain, as ever, one step behind the curve. Next time: What’s this all about pellets? I thought pellets only came out of the south end of a north-bound bunny. Smoke gets in your eyes. Price Hutchins is at the peak of a mediocre career. This career includes restaurant owner, carpenter, stay-athome dad, chemical salesman, entrepreneur, and Home Depot associate. Price and his wife, Ann, have returned to Bridgton while they continue the renovation of their Lovell house.


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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 minutes from North Conway outlets, with 4 season recreation. $95,000.

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Bridgton – Sunny 2-BR 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.

Bridgton – Great road frontage! 740 ft. on this 2.53-acre parcel with Highland Lake rights & protective convenants. Private boat dock & 1000 ft. common lakefront with swimming dock, float, gazebo & picnic area. Excellent fishing too! $109,900. Harrison – Large lot on Crooked River: fish, dirt bike, swim, snowmobile, canoe or just relax. Lot may be split in half. $45,900. Bridgton – Spellbinding sunsets & glorious panoramic mountain views are yours with this 2-acre lot in lovely neighborhood overlooking Kezar Pond & Mt. Washington. $99,500. Harrison – Great homesite with mountain views to the west & pastoral views of the Oxford Hills to the east. Lot has road frontage on 3 roads including 524 ft. on paved town road. Soils tested, surveyed and electric at the street. $64,900.

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 landscaped 1.07 acres, close to village & public beach. Great investment/rental history. $117,900.


NAPLES – Stunning “Classic Maine” 4-bedroom, 3-bath log home with ±245 ft. sandy bottom frontage on Long Lake. Hand-hewn beams, cathedral ceilings, skylights, 3 gas fireplaces, glassed-in porch, expansive views of Long Lake, 2-car gambrel garage with finished room above and bath, finished basement, separate 1-car garage and boathouse. MUST SEE! $875,000 MLS #1015436


BRIDGTON – Gracious lakeside living on Long Lake. Beautifully-appointed, well-maintained, year round home offers expansive water views, charming boathouse at water's edge, and privacy. Deck, oversized garage, radiant heat, hot tub, nicelylandscaped. Welcome! $749,000. MLS #1045567




BRIDGTON – 2-story New Englander in need of updating, w/attached 1+ car garage and glassedBRIDGTON – Beautiful Lindal Post & Beam Cedar in porch. New roof this year and new furnace in Contemporary overlooking Long Lake. Cathedral 2010. Great business location with 108' frontage ceilings with stone fireplace in open living/kitchen/ on Rt. 302! $59,900. MLS #1031256 dining area, great for entertaining. Attached glassed-in sunroom, 2-car garage, daylight basement pre-plumbed for bath and unfinished fireplace. $829,000 MLS #1046871

SOLD BRIDGTON – WOODS POND – ±200' frontage comes with this 1989 Park Model 8'x28' Travel Trailer with a septic system and large deck. Only $159,900. MLS #1046206 Great price for this new 28'x36' ranch-style home. Open concept living area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, on full foundation with walkout basement. Enjoy “Sebago Lakes Region's” 4-season activities from your backyard. Make this your year round home or vacation getaway. $129,500. MLS #1036672

Bridgton – 6500 s.f. building that would be excellent for either a business, medical, or dental office. Many options. Located a few hundred feet from Bridgton Hospital. Prior use: Individual BRs (6) & handicap BAs (4). Also has small apartment & additional conference/waiting area. $299,000.

SEBAGO – Well-kept 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 3story home. Many major improvements done like chamber system septic 6 years ago, replacement windows. Glassed-in porch. Property is only steps from beautiful sandy shallow entry beach on Sebago Lake. Come see what lake living is all about! $209,900. MLS #1002978

ACT ONTR C R E UND 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 1978 65 ft. doublewide on ±2 acres, with ±300' on Route 302. 5 minutes from Pleasant Mtn. skiing and Moose Pond boat launch. Needs survey. $49,900. MLS #1043034

If you are thinking about selling your property… SEBAGO – 36'x60' 2004-built 1-level ranch which was built to be a daycare center on ±1.64 acres. Sprawling lawn and chain link fence with storage shed. Property has 1.5 baths, kitchen and full basement. Great place for a daycare center or residential home, set up for handicapped. Great price at $155,900. MLS #1032264

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NAPLES – Well-cared-for farmhouse with large attached barn, surrounded by fields on both sides of home and woods in the back. Roof, FHW/oil furnace, newer septic system replaced within past 8–15 years. Additional acreage available. $219,900. MLS #996842


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Lessons on distracted driving

NORWAY — Carol J. Gutekunst is announcing her candidacy for Register of Probate of Oxford County. Gutekunst was the Probate Clerk for Oxford County from 1988 until 1994 when she was appointed Deputy Register of Probate until retiring in 2008. Gutekunst previously worked at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She is “officially” on the ballot for the June 12 Democratic Primary after gathering over 150 signatures from friends and supporters. The duties of the register are


WELCOME TO THE STATE HOUSE — State Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples) and Dennis Strout, who is the director of Momentum in Casco, stand in the State House Hall of Flags on Thursday, March 22. Momentum is an organization that provides individualized services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Maine. Rep. Cebra was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Strout during his visit to the Capitol. (Photo by Caitlin E. Chamberlain)

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Bridgton – Lots of warmth and charm in this New Englander home. Wood flooring throughout. A great starter with 3 bedrooms, full front porch and 1-car garage. $119,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1032737)

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)

Bridgton – Adorable 3-bedroom, 2bath Ranch on 5+ private and welllandscaped acres. Sunroom and garage. Close to Naples. Very clean. $215,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1041183)

Being in the legislature brings a lot of unexpected opportunities. Over the last few weeks, I have been enjoying one of these. In January, I was contacted by Zac Stearn and Matthew Ingalls, two seniors at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale, and asked to help them out with their “Capstone” project by being their mentor. They had decided to approach me because of my work with distracted driving legislation. I have been working with them ever since, and I have been very impressed. Every senior at Hall-Dale High School has to complete a major independent project, the “Capstone,” as a requirement for graduation. Zac and Matt were very concerned about behavior they had witnessed among their friends concerning distracted driving, and decided to make this the subject of their capstone. Rather than just do a research project documenting the dangers of distracted driving, which was where they started, they decided they could, and should, do more. These enterprising youngsters knew that teens are often the most effective teachers of other teens, especially concerning personal behavior. Using that knowledge, they have developed a Distracted Driver Awareness Program called “It Can Wait.” The amount of work and energy they have poured into this is very impressive. They thoroughly researched the issue, and put together a slideshow of statistics and facts, which is fun and engaging. Throughout the presentation, they tell stories of real young people whose lives were ended or drastically altered because of distracted driving. They end it with a very moving video that was prepared in the United

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Kingdom, in conjunction with their ban on texting and driving. The whole presentation is very well done, at times humorous, at others, very sad, but always interesting. It even contains a sample contract for teens to sign, promising not to engage in distracting behavior while driving. They don’t see this as a onetime thing that depends on them either. They feel it should continue long after they graduate. They want to see it become part of the curriculum in Maine, both for the driver’s ed program and for the Maine Department of Education’s Wellness Standards. They envision teams of young people throughout the state trained to present the program. They have gotten attention throughout the state and even across the country for their program, with interest from Rhode Island, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Here in Maine, they are working with Hall-Dale and nearby Maranacook High School, and they recently made a presentation to the legislature’s Transportation Committee. These two young men have been a real pleasure to work with, and if their work on this project is any indication, they have great futures ahead of them. If you have any thoughts on this, or if there is anything else I can do for you at the State House, please call me at my office at 287-1515 or visit my

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Bridgton – Equestrian Property. Bring your horses to this wonderful historic property. 5-stall barn has electricity, water, cable, pasture on both sides of the road. $299,999. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1036873)

Casco – Very nice 2-bedroom, 2bath Ranch in Point Sebago Resort location. Enjoy amenities that include 18-hole golf course, Sebago beach and activities for all! $198,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1038504)

Casco – Sweeping views of Sebago Lake from this ±5-acre hilltop contemporary. Beautifully-landscaped, 3400 sq. ft. and 3-car garage. $425,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1045224)

Harrison – Great summer property! Large home with lots of room, 4+ bedrooms and in-law apt. Level beach area on Cape Monday Cove with own docks and attached garage. $465,000. Lauri Shane Kinser 310-3565 (MLS 1043792)

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Naples – Songo River – 3-bedroom log-sided ranch on 2.12-acre field with 150 ft. on the river. Dock and gazebo included. $345,000. Bob Blake 693-7277 (MLS 1045945)

Naples – Great price for this nearly new and tastefully-decorated 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with its own dock for Sebago Lake boating. Open floor plan, rear deck and level lot. $219,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1046500) #0244-0806


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Raymond – Sebago Lake – 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with 200 ft. of frontage, sandy beach on protected cove. Great price on Sebago Lake! $449,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1017730)

Waterford – General Store with 2bedroom apt. on 2nd floor. Great investment opportunity. New well, roof, heating. Shown by appointment only. $95,000. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1022989)

BRIDGTON – Older country cape ready to move in. Living room has fireplace with built in bookcases. 3 bedrooms, oak hardwood floors, enclosed back porch. Close to village, skiing and lakes. $129,900.


BRIDGTON – Home is being totally remodeled! New kitchen, flooring, paint etc. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, den, family rm & sep. laundry. Convenient intown location. Lg lot with mature trees & flower gardens. 1 attached garage plus oversized detached garage. $145,000.

Praise for Wendy Gallant… “Wendy Gallant was fabulous to work with. She was professional, informative and I always knew what was happening. I was amazed how fast the property moved!” — Jeffrey Ray Waterford – Lovingly-maintained and filled with warmth and charm. This home has many unique features and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, oversized garage. 3 acres. $169,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1027593)

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BRIDGTON – 4-unit apartment building in very good condition. Intown lot on 1.63 acres. Updated and ready to rent! Wonderful opportunity. Live here and be rent free. $149,000.


BRIDGTON – Large in town home, move in condition, 3 bedrooms in main house, large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, large front to back living room with pellet stove, 2-room in-law apartment in the back. Walking distance to Highland Lake beach. $129,000.

website, diamond to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.


(Continued from Page B) We are rapidly losing our country while most of us sit docilely on the sidelines. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

Election law

To The Editor: The other day, I was approached by somebody who wanted me to sign their papers for an office they want to seek in our local town government. I declined to sign them. This person wanted to know why I would not sign. “Because I don’t have to,” I said. This person then asked, “Are you going to vote for me?” I said, “I don’t have to answer that according to state law.” This is a link to find the state laws regarding what candidates can and can’t do while campaigning. cec/elec/candidate.htm You will find everything in there about what you are allowed to say and not say, if you have to file an expense report or not, the deadlines for these things that need to be done, collecting signatures for a petition and the information that will be on it. There is a wealth of information in these documents. They get updated every year or two. Take the time to read them through carefully so you don’t end up in hot water with the state because if the state finds out that you have violated any of these laws, you will appear before the Ethics Commission or in court and quite possibly both. I know a lot of people are out there collecting signatures now. We just ask the citizens to be patient. In Bridgton, they only need to collect 25 to 100 signatures of registered voters from Bridgton for the office they seek. Personally, I wish there were a limit on how many different offices they can take papers out on at any one time. We have some out there with two or three. I could be wrong, but I think somebody also has four. I find this ridiculous. Pick an office you want run for, collect the signatures for that office and run for it. Just my opinion. All in all, this was a very uncomfortable situation that did not have to be. This person trying to get on the ballot could have just left it alone, but didn’t. This person kept pushing the issue. If this person keeps this up, this person will not get elected. Having been in politics for a number of years myself, I would ask the person if they are a registered voter of Bridgton, then ask if they would be willing to sign my petition to put me on the ballot for this June. I would then hand them some literature telling them a little about me, tell them what I am running for and tell them a little about myself. If they say no, I would thank them for their time and move on to the next door. No big deal. Peter Morrison Bridgton

Volunteer thanks

To The Editor: Thank you to all our volunteers at Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center. Volunteers are a very special group of people who donate time, energy, love and compassion unconditionally to all those lives they touch. They share their music, spirituality and many other talents or simply visit with someone. This is greatly appreciated by our residents and our staff at Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center. Thank you! Dea Dea Robbins Activities Director BHRC


April 5, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

President’s health care law is wrong prescription

The U.S. Supreme Court recently concluded three days of hearings on the fate of President Obama’s health care law, which he signed two years ago. There is no question that our health care system required, and

still requires, substantial reform. However, I voted against this law because it increases health care costs, hurts our senior citizens and health care providers, and imposes billions of dollars in new taxes, fees, and penalties. This will lead

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quasi-judiciary. The register is authorized to make appointments in informal estates with or without wills and without prior notice. The register is also responsible to the judge of probate for preparation and recording of court proceedings and documents. “The probate office needs the full-time attention of its register and I intend to devote my energies and experience to the task each and every day if elected by the voters of Oxford County.” Gutekunst said. “My extensive probate knowledge, experience and proven commitment to Oxford County government will be the foundation of my election campaign. I want local taxpayers to know how important and essential the work of the probate office is and am honored to be considered by voters for the position of register of probate,” she said. She is married to Philip G. Gutekunst. They have been residents of Norway since 1977 and have three children, Jason, Kate and Rachel.



to fewer choices and higher insurance costs for many middle-income Americans and most small businesses, the opposite of what real health care reform should do. The truth is, Congress failed to follow the Hippocratic oath, “First do no harm.” I find it particularly disturbing that President Obama’s health care law does not do enough to rein in the cost of health care and provide consumers with more affordable choices. In fact, Medicare’s chief actuary estimates that the law will increase health spending across the economy by $311 billion. And, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that the law will actually increase premiums for an average family plan by $2,100. Moreover, a recent report issued by the CBO found that the new law will cost $1.76 trillion between now and 2022. That is twice as much as the bill’s original 10-year price tag


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APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands 595-4020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 207-647-3015 Bridgton

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

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

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 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


Lake Region Cleaning Residential and commercial Cleaning for the lakes region 807-6092

Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA 647-8355 Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted HEATING 207-647-4125 email: A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Fryeburg Family Dental Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks Preventative Dental Hygiene Services New installations, 24 hr burner service 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Mountain View Dentistry Bass Heating Dr. Leslie A. Elston Oil Burner Service Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry Sales and Installations 207-647-3628 Waterford (207) 595-8829

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

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

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

Paul Spencer Brown, Architect 30 yrs exp, Member AIA & LEED Any project – Maine license – Insured 781-640-7413


of $940 million. The new law also means fewer choices for many middle-income Americans and small businesses. All individual and small group policies sold in the United States will soon have to fit into one of four categories. One size simply does not fit all. In Maine, almost 90 percent of those purchasing coverage in the individual market have a policy that is different from the standards in the new law. I am also very concerned about the impact that the law will have on Maine’s small businesses, which are our state’s job-creation engine. The new law discourages small businesses from hiring new employees and paying them more. It could also lead to onerous financial penalties, even for those small businesses that are struggling to provide health insurance for their employees. According to a recent Gallup Survey, 48% of small businesses are

Razzl Cleaning Home – office – rentals/all your needs 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates Honest – Reliable 583-1006 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 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 Jeff Hadley Builder Log homes – decks – remodeling New homes, remodels, additions Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Northern Extremes Carpentry Fully insured – free estimates Custom Decks – Additions 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Remodeling – Free Estimates Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Newhall Construction Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Framing/roofing/finish Cellulose insulation – drywall CARPET CLEANING 743-6379 798-2318 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Quality Custom Carpentry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specializing in remodeling & additions Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Jeff Juneau Naples Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 207-655-5903

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 Simply Docks Installation and removal Affordable rates 207-256-0359

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 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

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/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


McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664

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

R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882

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

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016 Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595 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

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully insured Dawn Munn-Latendresse 583-4793 Durgin’s Lawn & Landscape Commercial-Residential-Fully insured Mowing-Landscaping-Seasonal cleanups 207-739-9022

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

Views from Senate by Susan Collins United States Senator

not hiring because of the potential cost of health insurance under the health care law. The Director of the Congressional Budget Office has testified that the new law will mean 800,000 fewer American jobs over the next decade. Even where the law tries to help small businesses, it misses the mark. For example, I have long been a proponent of tax credits to help small businesses cover employee health insurance costs. The new credits for small businesses in the LP GAS

health care law, however, are poorly structured. They are phased out in such a way that businesses will actually be penalized when they hire new workers or pay their employees more. Moreover, they are temporary and can only be claimed for two years in the insurance exchanges to be established under the new law. Finally, I am very concerned that the new law is paid for, in part, through more than $500 billion cuts


Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151

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

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 – 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 Frank’s Painting Interior/exterior – 25 yrs experience Sheetrock-taping repairs-deck stain Free estimates 207-452-2038/207-595-5987 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

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

ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly & 1 time pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Bridgton Septic Pumping Free Estimates 647-3356 329-8944 Dyer Septic Septic systems installed & repaired Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546

SURVEYORS F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning P.O. Box 113, Route 5 Lovell, ME 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land Information Services P.O. Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr., P.L.S. Over 10,000 surveys on file Pioneer Surveying & Mapping Services Boundary/topographic/construction surveys Commercial/residential Kenneth Farrar PLS PO Box 368, W Paris ME 04289 674-2351

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small 53 Mt. Henry Rd., Bridgton 647-8291

YOGA STUDIOS The Maine Yoga House Public/private/therapeutic yoga classes Teacher training certification 18 Beaver Creek Farm Rd, Bridgton 207-650-7708 –


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Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A Charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.25 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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



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GOTC’HA COVERED — Painting. Interior, exterior, deck-staining, power-washing, quality workmanship at affordable rates. Free estimates. Kevin 693-3684. 25t12x CNA/HOME HEALTH AIDE — Housekeeper or transportation available at $12/hour. Call 583-4855, 890-9742 or e-mail byrdwatchers@ 4t13x HOME REPAIR — /Maintenance. Excavation, light tree service, camp openings. 30+ years experience. Fully insured with references. Call Scott at 207-890-6820, leave message. 8t12x

DAY CARE CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare has full/part-time slots open for ages 6 weeks-10 years. Individualized curriculum, meals and snacks provided. Over 180 hours in early childhood development as well as degree in K-12 education. 5955209. 8t10x


$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 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 FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 FIREWOOD SEASONED — $225 a cord. Green $200 a cord. Cut, split and delivered. Willing to travel. 8905869. 8t8x FREE FREE FREE FREE — Metal removal - we also clean out basements, attics and garages. 207651-3173. 20t4x


CASCO — Completely furnished LAND — Western Maine land with rooms, heat, lights & cable TV owner financing. www.LandMaine. included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call com Tel: 207-743-8703. 1t14x cell, 207-650-3529. tf44 BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, BRIDGTON — Large 2-bedroom, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. 2-bath apartment with large eat-in Good developable land, mostly kitchen, laundry, off-street parking. cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 Very private. Section 8 accepted. BUSINESS SERVICES $800, security deposit required. 1207-625-8812. 3t12x HEAP HAULERS — Towing serBRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2-bath vice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call tf12 mobile home, clean and spacious on 655-5963. private lot. Close to school and lakes J. C. HURD — Property Management/ and snowmobile/hiking trail. $725 Caretaking. Home/cottage, building month & utilities. 262-664-3695. and repairs, lawns, fields, trees and 1t14x road driveway maintenance. Lovell SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, & surrounding towns. Call 207-925tf12 carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, 6125. lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no B AND M REPAIR — Heavy and smoking indoors, no pets. Includes light duty equipment, small engines, heat & electric. $765 month plus welding, fabrication. $45 an hour. security. 787-2121. 4t14 890-5869. 8t8x NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice B & P DAISYFIELD FARM — one-bedroom apartment, great loca- Lovell. Family-friendly farm offering tion, non-smokers, no pets. $650 per full board, 50’-x-60’ indoor & 65’month, heat included. 617-272-6815. x-200’ outdoor arena, miles of trails 4t14 from property, heated tack, large WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom grooming room. 207-925-1594. 8t13x apartment available, $595 month & security deposit. Includes heat. B & L ROOFING — 20 years No pets. No smoking. 1-year lease, experience, fully insured. New roofs 1-month security deposit. 207-450- and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20 4271. EHO 2t13 RON PERRY CARPENTRY — NAPLES — Large, bright, 2-bed- Renovations and new construction. room, 1½-bath mobile home in a 35 years of experience, no job too small park. No pets. $575 monthly small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978plus utilities. FMI call 221-3423. tf13 502-7658. 4t13x LOVELL — Very large apartment: ARCHITECT — Paul S. Brown, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and AIA. Maine license. Insured. Any living room with fireplace in new project. 781-640-7413. 3t12x carriage house. $995 month includes FIREWOOD — electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% MOBILE of heat. Quiet with mountain views Processor. Will work up tree length and Kezar Lake access. No pets/ no wood to any size firewood. Does a smoking. 1 year lease/first and secu- cord an hour. Willing to travel. $45 an 8t8x rity deposit/reference check required. hour. 890-5869. (207) 925-6586. 4t14x DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice one- Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. bedroom apartment, easy access, Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of paintgreat location. Non-smokers, no pets. ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. $650 per month, heat included. 617- Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49 272-6815. 4t14

TWO QUEEN ANNE “LANE” — recliners, beige, less than three years old, $250 for both. 647-2047. 1t14x NAPLES — 1-bedroom apartment. BN 14 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Off Route 35. No smoking, no pets. Logger and heat with carbon neutral $600 month includes heat & electric. HELP WANTED tf9 wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Call 207-899-5052. EXPERIENCED MECHANIC Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace — Full time. ASE certified, prefer- on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. BRIDGTON — Sunny 2-bedroom apartment. Very nice and quiet on ably inspections license, must have own 603-447-2282. 13t1x dead-end street, walk to downtown tools. Call 693-3158. 1t14 HILLTOP FIREWOOD — Bridgton. Section 8 accepted. $750, DRIVERS CDL-A ­— Your current Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call security deposit required. 1-207-6253t12x 10-20 have you down? Why not Get for details, 890-9300. tf20 8812. Home, Get Paid, 2012 tractors/trailers BRIDGTON — Cozy one-bedroom to boot? 888-219-8040. 2t14x USED ARTICLES FOR SALE — Standard width framed oak Atria furnished apartment, country setting, EXPERIENCED — housekeepers. doors. Gold anodized shower door 3 miles from town, sun room, open Clean cottages, public spaces at Migis with mirror. Porcelain lavatory with deck, includes heat, power, cable/ Lodge, South Casco. May through faucet. Jacuzzi bathtub. Low silhou- Internet, driveway snow removal, October. Previous experience required. ette toilet. Oak finish medicine cabi- rubbish pickup. Deposit and first Call Adam, 655-4524. 4t13 net. Oak frame mirror. Beveled edge week’s rent due upon move in. $185 wall mirror. Cast iron Atlantic wood weekly. Available now. Call 207-415WORK WANTED stove. 22M BTU 220V air condition- 4476. 2t13 LAWN CARE, TREE WORK — light er. Kenmore dryer. Call 647-8440 or trucking and more. Call for more info 205-0888 for prices and directions. 2t13 and rates. 553-0169, 583-2595. 4t14x

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion TFCD

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Overnight Relief Personnel


Positions are part-time, year round. Weekends are required. Applicants must have strong math skills, be computer savvy, and enjoy working with the public. Please apply in person M–F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. NO Phone Inquiries!


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HARRISON — Main Street, sunny 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully -applianced in “like new” condition. Available now at $895/month heat included. For information or to apply, contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at 207-583-6001. tf42

Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc. is currently looking for an experienced diesel mechanic. This person should have extensive knowledge and experience in heavy equipment, trucks and crushing plants. For further information call Jim Drouin (1-800-845-6707) or send resume to Full benefit package available, all inquiries are confidential. 4T12CDX


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McBurnie Oil / Country Gas & Casco Oil has an opening in the service department for a highly motivated service technician. Starting earnings potential to over $40,000 per year. Applicants must have a Journeyman’s or Master’s License in oil. Completions of Propane CETP courses are required. We offer a benefits package including 401K, Health, Dental and Life. Call to arrange an interview at 800-287-7475 or 207-452-2151. Send resumes to PO Box 300, Denmark ME 04022.




















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BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities included. $200 per week plus security deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38

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Part-time Weekend Front Desk Manager

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood

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


CLASSIC AUTO — 1975 Dodge camper van, high top. Restorable (runs). $600 or best reasonable offer. Call 207-595-2113. 1t14x

Part-time Housekeepers

State Senator Bill Diamond (D-Cumberland County) is encouraging residents to check to see if there is any “unclaimed property” belonging to them, which is being held by the state.  “Everyone should take the time and look at the list,” Senator Diamond said. “It only takes a few minutes, and there is a chance that you could find some real money there.” Unclaimed property held by the state includes money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. It may include bank accounts, certificates of deposit, overpayments, gift certificates, paid-up life insurance policies, unpaid wages, commissions, un-cashed checks, death benefits, dividends, insurance payments, money orders, refunds, savings accounts, stocks and contents of safe deposit boxes.  Unclaimed property does not include real estate, animals or vehicles. There is no fee charged to process an unclaimed property

25 Years Experience � Fully Insured

JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30

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For our Day Treatment Program in the Bridgton area which serves grades K-8. The candidate should possess a BA, and be certified as Ed Tech III. Behavioral Health Professional certificate a plus.

PART-TIME DIRECT CARE COUNSELOR For our Residential Treatment Program in the Bridgton area which serves children 5–14 years old. Interested candidates should have a BA in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Psychology or related field. Responsibilities include working directly with children and families on treatment goals and milieu management. Must collaborate using a TEAM approach and be willing to have fun, work hard, and have a positive outlook. Visit our website: or Email us at or

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

2000 ¾-TON FORD VAN — $3,950 or best offer. Call 647-8255 or 6712556. 2t14

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to Medicare, a program that already is facing long-term financing problems. It simply does not make sense to rely on deep cuts in Medicare to finance a new entitlement program at a time when the number of seniors is on the rise. We need to fix and save Medicare, not add to its financial strain. According to the administration’s own chief actuary, these deep cuts could push one in five hospitals, nursing homes, and home health providers into the red. Many of these providers could simply stop taking Medicare patients, which would jeopardize access to care for millions of seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way. The bitter rhetoric and partisan gridlock over the past few years have obscured the very important fact that there are many health care reforms that have overwhelming support in both parties. For example, we should be able to agree on generous tax credits for self-employed individuals and small businesses to help them afford health insurance, thus reducing the number of uninsured. We should be able to agree on insurance market reforms that would prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to children who have preexisting conditions, permit children to remain on their parents’ policies until age 26, require standardized claim forms to reduce costs, and allow consumers to purchase insurance across state lines. We should be able to agree on delivery system reforms that reward value rather than volume and quality over quantity, and that increase transparency throughout the health care system. And, we should be able to agree on ways to address the serious health care workforce shortages that plague rural and small town America. Simply having an insurance card will do you no good if there is no one available to provide the care. In short, we should repeal Obamacare. We need to work together to draft a health care bill that achieves the consensus goals of providing more choices, containing health care costs, improving quality and access, and making health care coverage more affordable for all Americans.


SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. looking for plumbing and electric work in Cut, split and delivered. Call Wendell 10t8x the local area. Call 647-8026. tf45 Scribner at 583-4202. 1985 19’ BAYLINER — $3,600 or EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will best offer. Also hospital bed, hutches, travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, dressers, washer & dryer, armoires loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653- and entertainment center. Call for info 2t14 4377 or 627-4560. tf44 at 647-8255 or 671-2556. DRY FIREWOOD — $250 a cord, cut, split & delivered. Call 583-4694. Do you have what it 9t9x

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Obituaries This week’s puzzle: Under the Sea ACROSS 1. One who pretends to be something he is not 6. Cruise or Hanks, e.g. 9. A tropical South American monkey 13. Far beyond norm 14. Bleat 15. Floor covering 16. Slanted or listed 17. Bow shape 18. Tripod 19. *Pinching crustacean 21. *Underwater flower 23. Make lacework 24. Go cold turkey 25. International Monetary Fund 28. Holier than who? 30. A hand tool for drawing angles, pl. 35. “Yes, ____!” 37. “Layla” singer-songwriter 39. Roman king’s abode 40. A fit of shivering 41. On fishing pole, pl. 43. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” 44. Whatchamacallit 46. Relating to the ear 47. Caricatured 48. *Octopuses 50. On top of 52. Put to the test 53. Duds or threads 55. Wound fluid 57. Ancient wind instrument 61. *Daryl Hannah in “Splash” 65. Archeologist’s find 66. Maiden name indicator 68. _____ Domingo

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69. Kiwanis and Elks groups, e.g. 70. Even (poetic) 71. _____ Park, CO 72. Contributions to the poor 73. H1N1, e.g. 74. Crevice stuffers DOWN 1. Door sign 2. Margarine 3. Back wound? 4. German surrealist Max 5. Knocks on the door, e.g. 6. Ski lift 7. *Rowboat propeller 8. Reverted to China in ‘99 9. Now Thailand 10. In addition 11. Type of eye? 12. ____ of Man 15. Move unsteadily 20. Olden days anesthetic 22. Writing point of pen 24. Eternal sleep 25. Idealized image 26. Ex-Laker Johnson 27. He sold his soul to Mephistopheles 29. Popular dunking cookie 31. A sails-shaped constellation 32. It borders Mediterranean and Red seas 33. *The Titanic was one of these 34. *Spongebob’s air-breathing

friend 36. Office communique 38. Paper holder 42. *A peri_____ lets a submariner see above water 45. Light studies 49. Charged particle 51. Florence Nightingale and the like 54. Thief, Yiddish 56. New show with Debra Messing

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Park set to open GRAY — The Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray will be opening for the 2012 season at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. With close to 97,000 visitors during 2011, park officials are looking forward to welcoming both returning and new folks this year. Visitors will be enjoying a new, state-of-the-art mountain lion exhibit, funded by the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park and the Park itself. This new, spacious exhibit is a total of 3,500 square feet, the largest exhibit of its kind in New England! It features boulders, caves and large trees to simulate the cougar’s natural habitat; as well as large glass viewing panels the length of the exhibit to allow for wonderful viewing and photography opportunities. With the relocation of the mountain lions, four bobcats have moved into the former cougar exhibit, giving them much more room to roam both horizontally and vertically. This active family of wild cats should provide great viewing for Park visitors. In 2011, over 8,100 visitors took advantage of the free, guided audio tour of the park’s exhibits via their own personal cell phones! By dialing the access number provided, and punching in the number of the exhibit they’d like to hear more about, a short recording gives fun wildlife facts, information and history about the individual


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claim. Citizens may check the unclaimed property list on the website of the Maine State Treasurer’s Office at: unclaimed_property/ There, you can download claim forms to mail in or file one electronically. There is also a toll-free number: 888-283-2808.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE Please take notice that Lake Region High School, 1877 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine 04055, at 207-693-6467, intends to file an Air Emission License application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A., Section 590 on submittal date. The application is for Heating Boilers/Dust Collectors at Lake Region High School. According to Department regulations, interested parties must be publicly notified, written comments invited, and if justified, an opportunity for public hearing given. A request for a public hearing or for the Board of Environmental Protection to assume jurisdiction must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is accepted by the Department as complete for processing. The application and supporting documentation will be available for review at the Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) DEP offices in Augusta (207-287-2437), during normal working hours. A copy of the application and supporting documentation will also be available at the municipal office in Naples, Maine. Written public comments may be sent to Marc Cone at the Bureau of Air Quality, State House Station #17, Augusta, ME 04333. 1T14 LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING PROPOSED CAMP WOODLANDS RV CAMPGROUND A Public Informational Meeting regarding the proposed Camp Woodlands RV Campground is proposed as part of the Town of Bridgton Planning Board’s regular meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Bridgton Town Office – 3 Chase Street, Bridgton, Maine. The Planning Board meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., with this Public Informational Meeting to be taken up under the “New Business” section of their agenda. The project is being proposed by the current land owner, Konigsberg Properties, IV, 34 Maple Avenue, Armonk, New York 10504. Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. is acting as the owner’s authorized agent in the preparation of this project, and will conduct this meeting. The project will be reviewed by the Bridgton Planning Board, under its Site Plan Review Ordinance. The project will also be reviewed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, under its Site Location of Development Law, 38 M.R.S.A. §§ 481-490. The project site is located on the east side of Kansas Road, and on the west shore of Long Lake, on the property formerly operated as Camp Woodlands, a children’s summer camp. The project is proposed to be a campground for recreational vehicles, consisting of 115 RV pad sites. Each of these sites will be served by full utility hookups, including water, sewer, electricity and cable TV. The project is intended to be constructed in phases, over a number of years, as dictated by market demand. The current goal is to open the facility for the camping season of 2013. The purpose of this meeting is to take public comment on the proposed project prior to final design work. These comments will be considered prior to the final project layout and design. 1T14

Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN April 5 — Cumberland & Oxford Union #21 Pomona, potluck supper 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Mt. Etna Grange hall, Rte. 107. Bring soldier project items. April 7 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., West Baldwin United Methodist Church, Rte. 113. April 13 — Protecting Woodlands and Landscaping Trees Program by Jack Wadsworth, potluck 6 p.m., program 7 p.m., Mount Etna Grange, Rte. 107, No. Baldwin. BRIDGTON April 5, 12 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. April 5, 6 — AARP Free Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6473116 for appt. or info. April 5, 12 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. April 5, 12 — After-school Karate, 3:20 to 4:20 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. April 5, 12 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. April 5, 12 — Community Kettle Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Community Center. April 5, 12 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. April 6, 9, 11, 13 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. April 6, 13 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. April 6 — Registration deadline for April 16-17 Babysitting Class at BCC. FMI: 647-3116, 803-2292. April 7 — Easter crafts & lunch with Easter Bunny, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-7380. April 7 — Virgina Staples and Barbara McDaniel on hand to drop off Easter flowers, 2-4 p.m., Methodist Church. April 7 — No Table Tennis today, private function. FMI: 647-2847. April 9 — Lakeside Garden Club, 10 a.m., Community Center. April 9 — Free Well Women Clinic, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Birth House. FMI: 647-5968. April 9 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. April 9 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. April 9 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Restaurant. April 9 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. April 9 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. April 10 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. April 10 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. April 10 — Friends of the Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. April 10 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. April 10 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. April 11 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. April 11 — Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. April 11 — LEA Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. April 11 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. April 12, 13 — AARP Free Tax Preparations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116 for appt. or info. April 13 — Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. April 13 — Easy Riders Snowmobile Club, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. April 14 — Community Mattress Fundraiser Sale by Lake Region Lacrosse Program, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. April 14 — Table Tennis, 14 p.m., all welcome, free equipment, Town Hall. FMI: 6472847. April 14 — Roast Beef Supper by Knights of Columbus, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church. FMI: 647-3261. April 15 — Bright Sunday Celebration, 11 a.m., Methodist Church. BROWNFIELD April 6, 13 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. April 7 — Easter Egg Hunt & Dessert Raffle, 10 a.m., Community Center. April 7 — Brownfield Lions Dance with Bullwinkle Jones, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 113. FMI: 9354617, 935-2911. April 14 — Painting Party at Community Center, 9 a.m.,

Community Center. April 14 — Roast Pork Dinner by Cadette Troop 3860, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Brownfield Masonic Hall. CASCO April 5, 12 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. April 7 — Easter celebration for ages 1-8, begins 9 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 6274187. April 7 — Sunshine Club supper, 5-6 p.m., Webb’s Mills Community Hall. April 9 — Mens’ over 25 Basketball, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Center. April 10 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. April 14 — Casco Old Fashioned Farm Days by Horse & Mule Club of Maine, Dingley’s Frozen Custard, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Watkins Flat, Rte. 302. April 14 —Umpire Clinic, 10 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 409-7421. DENMARK April 11 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. April 14 — Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FMI: 743-9777. FRYEBURG April 5 — Blues artist Rory Block in concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 6 — Hypnotist Roderick Russell, FA sophomore class benefit, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. April 6 — Deadline for entries for Stow Historical Society Chowd’a Fest. FMI: Dale Temm, 233-4162. April 7 — Family Fun Day by Fryeburg Junior Rescue, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rescue Barn. April 7 — Metropolitan Opera Live! In HD, Manon, noon, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 9 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. April 11 — Fryeburg Homemakers, 10 a.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. April 11 — Joe DeVito discusses La Traviata, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 12 — Stephen Sondheim’s Company, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 14 — Met Opera Live in HD, La Traviata, 1-4 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 14 — Stow Historical Society’s 1st annual Chowder Cook-off, setup begins 3 p.m., tasting 4:30 p.m., Saco Valley Fire Station. April 14 —Benefit Supper for Billy Holt, 5-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. April 15 — Woman Interested in Aviation Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Slope Regional Airport. FMI: 935-4711. HARRISON April 5, 12 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. April 7 — Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, 1-6 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. April 9 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. April 10 — Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. April 14 — Let’s Talk About It, 2 p.m., library. FMI: 5832050. LOVELL April 5 — Decorating Eggs in the Ukrainian Style, with Jodi Smith, 1-3 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. April 6, 13 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. April 7 — Art Program, 9 a.m. to noon, library. April 7 — Easter Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lovell UCC. April 9 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. April 9 — Adult Discussion Group, 1 p.m., library. April 9 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 11 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 12 — Writing Group, 1-2 p.m., library. April 13 — Library Week Celebration, 7 p.m., library. NAPLES April 5 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. April 6, 9, 11, 13 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program,


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4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 647-3116. April 6 — Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. April 7 — Easter Bake Sale to benefit Camp Susan Curtis, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell UCC, Rte. 5 April 7, 10 — Registration for Summer Kidventure Camp, 9 a.m. to noon Sat., 4-7 p.m. Tues., Naples Town Office. FMI: 6936364. April 10 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. April 10 — Scrabble Club, 5:30 to 7 p.m., library. April 11 ­­ — Overdrive Class, 5:30 p.m., library. April 12 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. RAYMOND April 9 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., Preschoolers, 11 a.m., library. April 9 — Program on Dowsing for old family cemeteries by Wayne Homquist, 6:30 p.m., Raymond Public Safety Bldg. FMI: 655-2438. April 11 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. SEBAGO April 7 — Easter Cake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. library, Rte. 114. April 9 — Breakfast with Santa Work Session by Maple Grove Grange Knit Wits and friends, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burns’ residence, 41 Long Hill Rd., E. Sebago. WATERFORD April 7 — Easter Egg Hunt for

Waterford & Harrison children, 3 p.m., library, Rtes. 35 & 37. AREA EVENTS April 5 — Understanding Osteoporosis with Laura Cleveland, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Oxford Rec Center, 223 King St., Oxford. FMI: 1-866-609-5183. April 5-7 — You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Poland Players, 7 p.m., Poland Regional High School, 1457 Maine St., Poland. FMI: 998-5400, ext. 457. April 6, 13 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. April 7 — New Gloucester History Barn Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, Rte. 231. April 7, 14 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. April 7 — Spring Craft & Vendor Fair, benefits Schoolhouse Arts Center, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., George E. Jack School, 15 Northeast Rd., Standish. FMI: 637-2186. April 10 — Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harper Ctr., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. April 11 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. April 11 — Seasoning with Herbs & Spices, 5:30 to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, So. Paris. FMI: 1-800-609-5183. April 13 — Schoolhouse Arts Center, Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sun., 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. April 13 — Take-A-Chance



Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Application for a new Liquor License for The Lost Lobster. Public welcome. 2T13 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PUBLIC HEARING Board of Selectpersons The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their next meeting on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of an Application for Automobile Graveyard and/or Junkyard Permit for Scott Kimball. 2T13 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Town of Naples is accepting Proposals for two projects: 1. Irrigation/Sprinkler System for the Naples Causeway — Details and specifications of this project can be found by contacting the Naples Town Office or looking under the bids tab on the Town’s website at: 2. Boat Launch Dock System — This is a Heavy Duty/ Industrial Strength Dock System for loading and offloading of passengers at the Town of Naples Kent’s Landing Town Beach Boat Launch Site. Details and specifications of this project can be found by contacting the Naples Town Office or looking under the bids tab on the Town’s website at: For more information on these projects, please ask to speak to Town Manager, Derik Goodine. Town of Naples, PO Box 1757, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, ME 04055. 207-693-6364. Derik Goodine Naples Town Manager LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323 By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated October 14, 2011, entered in the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of Northern Cumberland at Bridgton, Civil Action, Docket No. BRIDC-RE-2011-32, in an action brought by CASCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, against GLORIA J. WARRICK f/k/a GLORIA RIVERA BAEZ and DANILO J. WARRICK, Defendants, for the foreclosure of Mortgage Deeds dated January 23, 2004 and October 3, 2005, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 20823, Page 261, and Book 23353, Page 237 respectively, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of Casco Federal Credit Union, 375 Main Street, Gorham, Maine, on April 30, 2012 at 02:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deeds and being situate in Standish, Maine.


OLD FASHIONED FARM DAYS — The Horse & Mule Club of Maine and Raymond’s Frozen Custard and Dingley’s Farmstand at Watkins Flat on Route 302 will host Casco Old Fashioned Farm Days on Saturday, April 14 (rain date April 15) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include horse pulled plowing, harrowing with discs pulled by horses, wagon rides, vintage autos and antique equipment. Depending on weather hot dogs, chips and water may be available. PUBLIC NOTICE

12 STEP MEETINGS BRIDGTON Monday through Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to



April 11, 2012 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Building located at 47 Bradley Street, Fryeburg, Maine

Public Notice


Public welcome.

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of Liquor License applications for The Naples Lobster Pound, Inc. and Sandy’s Flight Deck Restaurant.


Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 9353129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 838-9045; The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym, FMI: 6153226. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. SWEDEN — Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 909-208-6377, 2567380.

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License application for Naples Golf & Country Club.

Public Notice

Public welcome.

Silent Auction, bidding starts 4 p.m., drawings begin 6:30 p.m., Sacopee Valley Middle School, So. Hiram. April 14 — Go Green Electronics Drop-off, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. April 14 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. April 14 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, So. Paris. April 14 — Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., OHCHS, So. Paris. FMI: 743-9777. April 15 — Pianist Oni Buchanan, 3 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. FMI: 9295412. AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 4 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry,

price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights-of-way of record and utility easements and rights-of-way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the Town of Standish.

Information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick The property shall be sold to the highest bid- & Broderick, P.A. at (207) 794-6557. der at the sale. The sum of Five Thousand Dated: March 19, 2012 Dollars ($5,000.00) will be required to be paid in cash or by certified check payable to /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. Casco Federal Credit Union at the time and Attorney for Plaintiff place of sale. The balance of the purchase 3T12


Public Notice


The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: An application for an Outdoor Entertainment Permit for the Maine Blues Festival, submitted by the Maine Blues Festival LLC. An application for Minor Site Plan Review, for property located at 327 Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map U4, Lot 5, submitted by The Galley Restaurant. Public Welcome. 2T14 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: A Street Vendor Permit Application submitted by the Blues Festival Committee. Public welcome. 2T13 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: A Liquor License and Special Amusement Permit Application for property located at 34 Marina Drive submitted by James Allen dba JCA Leasing Inc. Public welcome. 2T13 Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their next regular meeting scheduled on April 9, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for Crystal Ventures, LLC d.b.a. The Freedom Cafe. Public welcome. 2T13



Casco Planning Board April 9, 2012 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

1. Approve Minutes of March 12, 2012 2. Camp Sunshine has submitted an application for a Zone Change for Map 23, Lot 39 known as 51 Acadia Road from Residential to Commercial/Resort Commercial Overlay/Limited Recreational Residential. Said property was previously owned by Gary Gordon and was under contract to Camp Sunshine at the beginning of this application. Camp Sunshine has taken title subsequent to the beginning of this process. This matter was tabled at the March 12, 2012 meeting. 3. Carl Chretien, James Nadeau PLS, CFM and Mark Carpenter PLS have submitted an application on behalf of James and Dorothy Doyle for an Amendment to Approved Subdivision to amend the building envelope on property known as Map 2, Lot 21-7. Said amendment is to encompass and rectify building outside the envelope, maintaining the same square footage by adjusting boundaries. Said amendment will not increase disturbed area. The property is also known as 74 Point Sebago Road and is in a Limited Recreational Residential Zone. 4. Other. 2T13



The Harrison Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. to review an application for a new liquor license submitted by the Ruby Slippers Café & Bakery, 103 Norway Road, Harrison. The Board will also review a renewal liquor license submitted by the Olde Mill Tavern, Main Street, Harrison. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend. 2T14

s/Mary Tremblay Administrative Secretary

PUBLIC NOTICE Bridgton Hospital will be purging its x-ray files from 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2007. If you believe you have had imaging services during that time frame, and you would like your images for your records, please contact us at 207-647-6095 before April 1, 2012. Otherwise, the records will be destroyed on the aforementioned date. 3T12

Scholarship Applications for the Jean Murray, Ernest Murray, Josephine Caswell, Gerald Forest, Horton-Ricker, Blake and the Susan Adamen-Beck Memorial Scholarships are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. These scholarships are for the residents of Harrison continuing their education at a college, university, vocational or trade school. Applications must be received at the Harrison Town Office no later than May 1, 2012. 4T14 Public Notice

TOWN OF LOVELL Invitation To Bid

Notice is hereby given that The Town of Lovell will be accepting bids for Phase 2 of the restoration of the Lovell Town Hall. This will consist of the following: Painting, Roofing and some Carpentry. PAINTING 1. Removal of any mold, mildew, etc. on all wood surfaces as well as removal of all unsound paint. All surfaces to be sanded and smooth. Minor damage to unsound boards will be filled with an epoxy filler; damaged wood, clapboards/shingles will be replaced (existing new clapboards will have to be turned over or replaced). 2. Windows will be stripped, reglazed, and all joints caulked with a premium grade acrylic urethane caulk. 3. All surfaces will have 1 coat of alkyd primer and 2 coats of paint. 4. Ground will be protected from contamination and all paint chips, etc. will be contained and removed daily. ROOFING 1. Strip Steel Roof — Clean up and dispose 2. Clean up and dispose of stripped wooden shingles 3. Install 1⁄2" CDX Plywood on entire roof 4. Install new 8" galvanized Drip Edge 5. Install Ice and Water Shield on eves 6. Install new Roof Guard on the rest of the roof 7. Install Galvalume Sheet Steel Roofing CARPENTRY WORK 1. A few small projects to be done, we want an hourly quote for this. Bids must be completed and filed with the Town by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6th 2012. Bids received after that time will not be considered. (A certificate of proof of insurance satisfactory to the Town must accompany all bids.) Bids will be opened and read aloud at a meeting of the Municipal Officers held the following Tuesday at the Town Office at 7:15 p.m. After consideration of all bids, and within 7 days after the bids are opened, the Municipal Officers shall announce their decision. The Municipal Officers reserve the right to waive all formalities and to reject any and all bids (and to accept any bid). The contract does not have to be awarded to the lowest bid. All bids will be judged on responsiveness, responsibility, as well as the bidder’s financial conditions, whether they have contractor’s liability, and their performance, skills and expertise in prior jobs. (Recommendations and a portfolio from prior jobs/employers would be helpful.) Bid specifications and instructions to bidder may be obtained from the Town Clerk during office hours. 3T12

Student News

April 5, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B

HEROES WELCOME — Fryeburg Academy musicians proudly show off their trophies after the Vocal Jazz Ensemble won its seventh straight Division 1 title at the Maine State Vocal Festival held in Ellsworth this past weekend. Fans were on hand to greet the victors.

7th straight title!

FA musicians best in the state

FRYEBURG — Months and months of rehearsals paid off for Fryeburg Academy Jazz members at the Maine State Vocal Festival held in Ellsworth over this past weekend! Results were as good as they get with Fryeburg’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble winning its seventh straight Division One title — this one in a particularly competitive year. Not to be shown-up by their peers, FA’s Eklectic Jazz Choir, made up mostly of underclassmen, also took home first place in the Multiple Choir Division (schools may only enter one VOCAL JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION members include (left to right) Hunter Lyons, Andrea group in the Divisional State Finals, so a separate division Ouellette, Isabelle Boyd and Ron Rideout. was created for schools with more than one qualifying jazz choir). Both ensembles are directed by Academy music director,

Police stop the teachers

CONNOR REEVES (left) won the Outstanding Vocalist award during the Maine State Vocal Festival held last weekend in Ellsworth.

ROTARY PITCHES IN — The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club donated funds to purchase 12 American Red Cross Babysitting Kits as part of a community effort to provide babysitting classes at the Bridgton Community Center. This has been a real community effort, with donations from Deb Ripley of Women in Balance, Father Craig Hacker of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, as well as the Rotary Club, United Ambulance and Alison Ross. Students will learn CPR and first aid as part of the course. Pictured are Bridgton Community Center Executive Director Carmen Lone, Rotary Club President Cathy Sullivan and Deb Ripley of Women in Balance.

It took a bit longer than usual, but the Law Enforcement Team was able to stop the SAD 61 All Stars, teachers and staff, by 3 points in overtime in the annual CHOICES Benefit Basketball Game held at the Lake Region Middle School on Friday, March 9. The Law Enforcement Team started quickly against the SAD 61 All Stars, but after gaining a significant lead, they were slowed up by the teachers and staff, with the game tied 32-32 at the end of the fourth quarter. Helping the teams out were some of the students in attendance, who were recruited by each team to make any foul shots that came up. After the overtime period, the final score was 40-37 in favor of the Law Enforcement Team. Of course, there were a few other activities that made the game a little longer than normal. After the first quarter, a foul shot contest was held with almost 50 people entering. In the end, Madison McIntyre won in the “under 13” category, while Scott Durgin won for the older crowd. After the third quarter, a “Knockout” contest was on tap with over 35 kids up to middle school age competing. Second place winner was Chase Weese, with first place going to Derek Mondville of Casco. Prizes were donated by R.G. Johnson, Corn Shop Trading Company, Bridgton Academy, Tina Axtman, and the Communities Promoting Health Coalition. Finally, Lampron’s (Nouria Energy) offered up pizza and water with all proceeds benefiting CHOICES. Team members for the SAD 61 All Stars included: Team Captain Liz Shane, Wes Sands, Nancy Laurent, and Terry Reed, all representing Stevens Brook Elementary School; Rob Cook and Kim Tibbetts from Sebago Elementary; Audrey Langley and John Mayo from Lake Region High School; and team supporters Annette Metcalf and Leo Amaral. Local law enforcement officers


Brent LaCasce. In addition to the titles, individual awards for outstanding vocal performances were won by Connor Reeves (senior, Division One, Vocal Jazz) and by Andrea Engen and Anna Williams (sophomores, Multi Division, Eklectic). Both the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Eklectic Rhythm Sections won Best Rhythm Section awards within their divisions! Congratulations to: • Vocal Jazz members Megan MacGillivray, Punika Limpanidom, Louisa Glonner, Ali Gagnon, Cailyn Ludwig, Dana Mozzoni, Emily Ouellette, Eliza Neidlinger, Kevin Brown, Connor Reeves, Matt Stoker, Dan Kurnick, Bjorn Myhre and Steven Flaherty; • Rhythm Section members Isabelle Boyd (bass), Andrea

Ouellette (guitar), Ron Rideout (drums) and Hunter Lyons (piano); • Eklectic Jazz Choir members Anna Williams, Andrea Engen, Thea Hart, Connor Sheehan, Joe Schrader, Zack Sheehan, Shannon Friberg, Erin Friberg, Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Ashley Wissman, Makayla Frost, Kellen Scrimger, Brianna Wolf, Jamie Gullickson, Liam LaMountain and their rhythm section, Giovanna Chiarella (guitar), Jared Schrader (bass), Malik Mobley (drums) and Jon Burke (piano). The public can see these award-winning groups along with the Academy’s Big Band and New Standard Combo at the Stone Mountain Arts Center on Thursday, May 3. Visit www. for tickets and information.

Art scholarship

Bryanna Plummer

Principal’s Award honoree

Bryanna Plummer of Bridgton, a senior at Lake Region High School, has been selected to receive the 2012 Principal’s Award, Principal Ted Finn announced. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. Bryanna, Ms. Holly Barber and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor this Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace O. McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association. The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 100 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association, which represents Maine’s school administrators.

The Bridgton Art Guild offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $500 to one graduating high school student planning to continue his/her studies in the visual arts at an accredited university, college or art institute. The student must live in the Lake Region area or attend the following high schools: Lake Region, Fryeburg Academy, Windham, Bonny Eagle, Oxford Hills or Poland. Home-schooled students may also apply. Applications are now available at each school through both the guidance and art departments. They are also available at Gallery 302 on Main Street in Bridgton or on the gallery website for download. Please visit The Guild Members help raise money for these scholarships by generously donating their artwork to be raffled at Artist Receptions held at Gallery 302. If you know of a talented young artist who would benefit from this award and meets the requirements, please pass along this information. For more details, please contact Gallery 302 at 647-ARTS or Jane Croteau at 807-6446.

Research scholar

Nicole Phillips of Naples was one of 14 University of Maine at Farmington students to be recently named Spring 2012 Michael D. Wilson Research Scholars by the college’s Undergraduate Research Council. UMF’s selective Wilson program recognizes students for their original academic and creative research projects that help them connect classroom learning with real-world experience. “Undergraduate research is a valuable educational experience that provides students with skills they can apply in any career path,” said Theodora J. Kalikow, UMF president. “Through this kind of dedicated study, UMF students acquire an in-depth knowledge that helps open doors to continued field experience, further education or pursuing their chosen profession.” Nicole is a senior majoring in art. She is examining complex connections with nature through the use of refuse materials. Her faculty sponsor is is Katrazyna Randall, UMF associate professor of art.

St. Joe’s open house

STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College will sponsor an open house to provide high school juniors and their families with the opportunity to learn more about the college as they begin their college search on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will include a tour of the campus, an academic fair with faculty members, an admissions overview that includes tips on the college essay and interview, and lunch in the campus dining hall. Register by calling the Office of Admissions at 800-338-7057 or 893-7746, or e-mail

Lacrosse mattress sale

The Lake Region lacrosse program will hold its second annual community mattress fundraiser sale at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a one-day sale only! Over 15 different styles of brand new mattress sets will be marked down 30% to 60% off retail store prices


School news

Page 10B, The Bridgton News, April 5, 2012

VISIT TO THE GROCERY STORE — Peter Rabbit Preschool visited the Windham Hannaford last week as part of their “Farm to Table” theme. Students got a behind-thescenes tour of the store, including the deli, produce, seafood, meat and bakery departments. After their recent field trip to Sweet William’s sugar house in Casco to see how maple syrup is made, the kids got to see where various products, including syrup, are off-loaded at the store, and saw where the syrup is found on the shelf. They were then able to use the scanner to “order” some more syrup, and tried their hands

Wildlife Park (Continued from Page B)

animal(s) being viewed. The most popular animals were surprisingly the fisher and the raccoon — for the second year in a row! The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display. The park is open daily from April 15 through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must exit the premises by 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 5 to 12; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors.


at the checkout counter! A fun and educational time was had (Continued from Page A) by all who attended, including included Team Captain Phil Jones, Bridgton Chief Kevin Schofield, the parents! Bridgton Officers Brad Gaumont, T.J. Reese, and Todd Smolinsky; Maine State Trooper Chris Farley; Auburn PD Officer Mike Chaine; Deputy Andrew Feeney from Cumberland County; Officer Adam Martin of Eliot PD; and Henry Small from Portland PD. Referees were Bridgton attorney Glen Niemy and Chris Harriman from the Maine State Police. “The officers, teachers and kids all had a great time working Larry Dee (Charlotte, Vt.) led the offense with four goals together,” said Trina Sanborn, newly-elected president of CHOICES. and two assists. Ryan O’Sullivan “The turnout was the largest we’ve had, and the generosity of the (Centreville, Va.) added three volunteer participants and the public that attended was amazing!” goals, while Jake Johnson (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.), Chris Dolewa (Saco) and Karlos Locke (Owings Mills, Md.) each tallied (Continued from Page 12B) two goals. Dylan Parlee (Essex, What to bring: Good boots, rain gear, sunglasses, water and Mass.) and Christian Houk snacks, personal first aid kit, map and compass and cell phone. Let (Tivoli, N.Y.) rounded out the someone know your hiking plans before you leave! scoring with a goal apiece. Nick Next time: Douglas Mountain in Sebago. Gorassi (Sandwich, Mass.) had a solid game contributing three assists in the win. Houk and Tony Marcella (Continued from Page B) (Bridgton) combined to win 16 of including seven-time winner, Consumer Digest best buy mattress 19 face-offs.  Chris Smith (Montclair, N.J.) sets. Proceeds support the boys’ and girls’ Lake Region High School, played in net for the Wolverines and blocked six shots that came Lake Region Middle School and youth lacrosse programs. Ask a lacrosse player about the sale or show up on April 14. his way.

Wolverines open spring with a bang By Alison Vigneau Sports Information Director Bridgton Academy athletics are back in session for the spring season. The baseball team traveled to Newport, R.I. this past weekend to face Navy Prep and took the lead in the early innings to secure a commanding 18-3 win.  The lacrosse team also had a big win as they traveled to Portland, and beat the Lumberjacks 14-5. Diamond notes In the baseball team’s 18-3 win over Navy Prep, Walker O’Connor

(Bedford, Mass.) started on the mound for the Wolverines, throwing for five solid innings and earning the win. O’Connor recorded nine strikeouts, only allowed two hits, and no runs scored. Matt Pagano (Cranston, R.I.) led the effort at the plate with a triple and a homerun. Brian Nessing (Manchester, Conn.) had a big double late in the game and a run scored to increase the Wolverines’ lead. Zach Littman (Abington, Mass.) had a strong performance with two hits and two RBI. Caulin Rogers

(Gloucester, Mass.) also helped in the scoring effort as he tallied three RBI in the game.

Sticks report

The lacrosse team traveled to Portland to play under the lights at Deering High School. BA walked away with a big 14-5 win to open up their spring season. As the game started off, the Wolverines jumped to a quick 4-0 lead and kept the momentum on their side for the remainder of the game. At one point, the Lumberjacks lessened the lead to 7-2, but Bridgton pulled ahead for a 14-5 win.

Calendar of area events (Continued from Page B)

1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St. O/D Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Tuesday — Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High Street. Thursday — Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302. CASCO Monday — Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Monday through Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m.,

Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Tuesday — AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Wednesday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., Ladies StepMeeting, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. Saturday — AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. HARRISON Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison


Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Road. NAPLES Thursday — Al Anon, 7:30 p.m. Beginners Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Open Meeting, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green, side door entrance down stairs. NORTH CONWAY, N.H. Wednesday — Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. Friday — Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. WATERFORD Thursday — Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., library.



Freedom of the Hills

Lacrosse mattress sale

Game Solutions

April 5, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page 11B

Page 12B, The Bridgton News, April 5, 2012

Regional sports

This is a series of columns that highlight hikes and non-technical climbs in the Lakes Region and the White Mountains, to encourage readers to take a hike in the wonderful place we live here in Maine, during any season of the year.

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer The trail up East Royce Mountain is challenging and steep in places, requiring rock hopping to cross Evans Brook and several other small streams in the first half-mile. The last brook crossing is at 1.0 mile and here the trail to East Royce diverges to the right. In the spring, these streams will be running fairly full and the sound of water is never far from the hiker’s ears along the trail. The left-hand trail at the trail junction is the Royce Connector that leads in 0.2 miles to the West Royce trail. The Maine-New Hampshire line runs between the two mountains — East Royce is in Maine and West Royce is in New Hampshire. The two mountains were named for Captain Vera Royce, a soldier in the French and Indian War. He received a 2,000-acre grant of land in the upper Saco River for his services. The mountains were labeled on Holland’s 1794 map of New Hampshire. From the junction the East Royce trail is quite steep requiring some rock scrambling to the eastern ledges at 1.3 miles from the trailhead. Here, there are good views of Speckled Mtn. to

steep sections and brook crossings. Trail distance: One way, approximately 1.3 miles to the east ledges, 1.7 miles total to the northern ledges. Hiking time: Round trip, 3 hours, 20 minutes to northern ledges and back. Elevation: 3,070 feet at east ledges, 3,090 feet at northern ledges, summit 3,114 feet. Vertical gain: 1,679 feet trailhead to northern ledges. Coordinates: 44 degrees, 18’27’’ N; 71 degrees 0’20’’ W. Directions: To the trailhead, about 23 miles north of Route 302 and Route 113 junction, north on Route 113 through Evans Notch to the height-ofland. Just north of the height-ofland, there is a White Mountain National Forest parking lot on the west side and the trailhead to East and West Royce. A WMNF Hike facts East Royce Mountain is parking permit is required ($3 in Oxford County, Batchelder daily or $20 for the year). The daily permit can be obtained at Grant, Evans Notch, Maine. Difficulty: Moderate with THE HILLS, Page 10B the east. The marked trail ends here as well, but hike another 0.4 mile along a faintly marked beaten path from the eastern ledges to the true summit of East Royce (3,114 feet) and then to a broad open ledge for great views to the north and west. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed this mountain last year and found the trail steep and challenging but the views well worthwhile. When on the top, a fast-moving thundercloud moved in and we made a hasty retreat to avoid being on the summit during a lightning storm. The heavy rains with the thunderstorm would have soaked us on the way down were it not for the rain gear we had in our packs. Be prepared for changes in the weather and keep an eye to the sky while on summits.

CHEERS FROM THE HEART — The Lake Region varsity cheerleading squad participated in the “Cheers from the Heart” competition held at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. The Lakers placed fourth in the Class B and C division. The funds that the competition raised will be donated to local charities. All participating cheering squads donated canned goods for area food pantries. Pictured are LR cheerleaders Stephanie Winslow, Julia Berbel, Sarah Curley, Kassandra Girard, Elizabeth Mitchell, Rashawnda Currier, Mikayla Fortin, Frances Kimball, Arianna Aaskov, Jackie Laurent, Ashley Fecteau, Emily Secord and Brittany Perreault. The team is coached by Ashleigh London and Kelley Tibbetts.


the parking lot.


Route 113, East Conway, NH 603-939-2698 Monday – Saturday 9-5



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