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Proposed RV campground draws concerns By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer A proposed 115-site RV campground at a former children’s summer camp on Long Lake in Bridgton brought out numerous concerns about increased traffic, pedestrian safety, noise and potential adverse effects on the surrounding area and properties, at the Bridgton Planning Board
meeting Tuesday night. Peter Lowell, executive director of the Lakes Environmental Association, publicly expressed that organization’s concerns about the effects of the proposed density of the RV campground project on Long Lake. According to a fact sheet provided by Tom Dubois of MainLand Development Consultants,
Casco awards revaluation job By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — On Election Day 2011, the majority of Casco voters supported a property revaluation — putting the town’s elected officials on the fast track to sort through hundreds of New England-based assessing companies to find the one to do the job. The goal: Get a team of assessors in place by the time summer residents arrive at their waterfront parcels. This time frame would give the most accurate picture of property values. Last week, the Casco Board of Selectmen interviewed four assessing companies over the course of two evenings. From there, the consensus was to call a special meeting with one agenda item: awarding the bid for the town’s property revaluation. On Tuesday, John E. O’Donnell & Associates was chosen to do the work. In addition, a second company will oversee the year-long revaluation process. During the special meeting, the board hired O’Donnell to do the revaluation, and also
Inc. at the April 10 pre-application informational session, “The Camp Woodlands Family Campground 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 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, formerly a children’s summer camp.” The Camp Woodlands property has 318 feet of shore frontage, with a beach area that is 120 feet in length. The RV campground is being proposed by Jeff Konigsberg of Konigsberg Properties, IV, of Armonk, N.Y. Konigsberg is a longtime summer resident of the Lake Region who owns Camp Takajo, a boys’ camp located on the west shore of Long Lake off Route 35 in Naples.
Due to the size of the proposed RV family campground and its location in and near the Shoreland Zone, it will be reviewed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the Bridgton Planning Board. “These review processes will consider surface water quality, lake water quality, groundwater quality, visual quality, and public healthy and safety, among other issues,” the fact sheet states. “The project is intended to be constructed in phases, over a number of years, as dictated by market demand,” Dubois said. “The current goal is to open the facility for the camping season of 2013.” “Jeff Konigsberg is the face behind this,” Dubois said. “Jeff is a family man, and his father was the first camper at Camp Takajo. Jeff came to Camp Takajo as a camper in 1970, and he has never missed a summer on Long Lake since. He became owner of Camp
Takajo in 1988. He is a member of LEA, and has a vested interest in what happens to Long Lake.” “Jeff is wholly vested in this lake and this community and is not a cut-and-run developer,” Dubois stated. According to Dubois, Konigsberg had considered renovating the former Camp Woodlands as a children’s camp but found that option to be “cost prohibitive.” “So, Jeff wanted to find a way that families and children can enjoy the property and the lake together at an affordable price,” said Dubois. Dubois said the campground design attempted to have buffers along Kansas Road a minimum of 50 feet from the roadway, however, he admitted that in some places it is less than that. It was noted that there are six cabins at the Camp Woodlands property that are and will remain as seasonal rentals. He also stated
that it is hoped hunters and snowmobilers will be able to rent some of the RV campsites at other times of the year, as well. Dubois said there would be five cul-de-sacs at the campground, and each RV campsite pad would be 24 feet in length, with 25 feet of space between each one. Public’s concerns Nearly 50 people attended the planning board meeting April 10, most of whom came to hear about the proposed RV campground. Glen Niemy, who lives near the Camp Woodlands property on Kansas Road, expressed his concerns about the safety of Kansas Road with additional traffic and pedestrians. “My concern is very much directed toward traffic problems,” Niemy said. “In the summer, tourists use the road to walk up and down...it seems like an awful, awful lot of people coming onto RV, Page 12A
to serve as the town’s assessor for a five-year period. The bid-awarding vote was, 3 to 2, with selectmen Mary-Vienessa Fernandes and Ray Grant opposing. Immediately, Fernandes made a motion to allow the town manager to solicit and to enter into a contract with an independent firm that would oversee the revaluation job. “To me, it would give me comfort; and it would give the taxpayers comfort, too,” she had said earlier in the meeting. Both Fernandes and Tracy Kimball said the cost of quality control check was an investment in the town’s best interest. That vote passed, 4 to 1, with Grant opposing — citing he did not want to spend the extra money. According to the motion, the annual cost for an assessing firm to follow up on the revaluation project was not to exceed $12,000. According to the ballot measure that passed last fall, the funding for the proper- PLENTY OF COLOR — Varnish is applied to the finished eggs during a Ukrainian egg=decorating workshop. Instructor Jodi ty revaluation was capped at Smith said, “I predict every egg in the class will be unique, even though we all started with the same pattern.” (De Busk Photo) JOB, Page A
Dipping into Ukrainian art of traditional egg decorating
Official: ‘Rabies is serious disease’ By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer As the weather improves and people in the Lake Region begin to go outside more, they need to be aware of the dangers of rabies and the wild animals that carry it, state and local authorities say. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord and can cause death if left untreated, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s Division of Infectious Disease. Rabies is spread when a rabid animal bites or scratches a person or animal, or if a rabid animal’s saliva or neural tissue comes in contact with a person
or animal’s mouth, nose or eyes, or enters a cut in the skin. There were five reported cases of rabies in Cumberland County from Jan. 1 through March 27, 2012, with three of them in the Lake Region: a raccoon in Bridgton on Mar. 5, a raccoon in Raymond on Mar. 5 and a skunk in Harrison on Mar. 20, according to the Division of Public Health Systems Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory. The other two cases of rabies in Cumberland County were in Harpswell and Portland. “Last summer, we had quite a few cases of rabies in fox and raccoons,” said Jack Knight, RABIES, Page 12A
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer LOVELL — Chickens kept entering the conversation. And, which came first – the chicken that laid the egg? Or, was the topic initially hatched when the eggs were held in the hands of a dozen women attending an egg-decorating workshop? Actually, hens do lay eggs that are better at absorbing the vivid hues of dye, and some Sharon Kelly, of Lovell, shows off her finished project that are less prone to taking on the tones of the at the end of a workshop on colors in which they are dipped. “That depends on the chicken that laid the Ukrainian egg decorating. egg. Some eggs slurp the color right up, and (De Busk Photo) others don’t as much,” said Jodi Smith, who teaches the traditional art of Ukrainian eggdecorating. Smith taught the Thursday afternoon class at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell. The craft was not originally associated
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Harrison Selectmen had the chance to vent their frustrations about the high cost of membership in the SAD 17 School District, at a recent workshop with School Supt. Rick Colpitts. But it wasn’t all just talk — selectmen consider the matter so serious, that they directed Town Manager George “Bud” Finch to write the governor and state education commissioner, asking them to address the “serious inequity and unfairness” that the education funding formula has
on a property-rich, populationsmall town like Harrison. Harrison pays more per student, $9,645, than any of the district’s seven other towns, because it has the highest valuation, $541.5 million. Educational assessments account for 65% of the overall budget, and have increased by 12.5% over the past two years. “As long as the state continues to use a formula of cost per student based on the total school budget divided by the number of students in the school, it will always appear to be a fair funding formula,” said Finch, when in
fact the formula forces Harrison to shoulder a disproportionate 21.5% of SAD 17’s $16 million budget for the upcoming year. “It is critical to the future of Harrison that we pursue action during the legislative session following the election in November — and it needs to start now,” he wrote in his April 6 weekly update. At the workshop with Colpitts, held at the town office on March 22, Finch was blunt. “The ability of the taxpayer to fund the budget has reached a breaking point,” he told Colpitts. The proposed municipal budget would
with Easter – since it predates Christianity in the Ukraine by about 700 years, she said. “With children’s Easter eggs, the dyes have to be safe and non-toxic because those eggs will be eaten. People are not going to eat these eggs, so we can use the stronger dyes,” she explained as people took turns gently dropping an egg into the first jar of dye. Participants followed a star pattern, with each step illustrated on a piece of paper. The eggs were dyed in this order: yellow, green (applied by cotton swab), orange, red and black. In between each layer, the artist used wax to preserve a design of the color that had just been used. When the product was complete, it was heated in a toaster oven to soften and remove the wax. The dying-and-waxing process took more than two hours to finish. So, there was ample time to talk. EGG, Page 12A
Harrison town leaders seek school budget relief mean a 9-cent increase in the mill rate, but when education and county budgets are factored in, that increase jumps to 33 cents. “There is really nothing left to cut without impacting services,” on the municipal side, Finch said. “We pay 21 percent of the (SAD 17) budget, but we only have 10 percent of the students.” Harrison’s $9,645 cost per student is just over twice the $4,701average cost per student for the other SAD 17 towns. It’s getting so that some people won’t be able to afford living in Harrison, he said, if the
funding formula doesn’t change. Year-round Harrison property owners aren’t rich, he noted; a whopping 75% of Harrison’s student population of 355 students qualify for and receive free and reduced lunch at school. To add insult to injury, in the
mind of some selectmen, is the fact that Harrison, even though it pays the most, only has two representatives on the 22-member SAD 17 Board of Directors. The towns of Norway, Oxford and Paris each have four representa-
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AN EASTER EGG HUNT AT POPPY AND MIMI’S HOUSE — garnered 15-month-old Lila Mae Lowell, daughter of Andrew and Ann Lowell, of Sweden, several bright-colored plastic eggs like this one filled with goodies. Poppy and Mimi are Lila Mae’s paternal grandparents, Roger and Chris Lowell, of Bridgton. (Ackley Photo)
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton Planning Board was informed this week that the formal application for the Mount Henry Brewing Company was not ready for its April 10 meeting. Executive Assistant Georgiann Fleck said she had received a note from Angela Roux saying just that. However, no mention was made as to whether or not Roux and Robert Prindall would have the application for their proposed microbrewery and taproom at 48 Portland Road ready in time for the board’s meeting on May 1. McDonald’s project Local developer Mark Lopez appeared before the planning board April 10 to present the revised site plan for the McDonald’s restaurant project at the corner of Portland Road and Lumberyard Drive, across from Hannaford Supermarket, that incorporates a revision to the drainage system at the site. The planning board unanimously tentatively approved
the proposed revisions to the previously-approved site plan, contingent on approval by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The board will review the formal findings of fact and conclusions of law at its next meeting on May 1, where final approval is expected to take place, as long as the revision passes muster with the DEP. According to Lopez, the “minor changes” which are pending approval from the DEP, will “add to the amount of wetland compensation in the project; allow for the removal of a concrete wall in the front pond; and provide for the potential of a shared drainage system when the (abutting) Colbath property is developed, which could reduce the wetland impact that the development of the abutting property may have.” Big Macs and fries on the way A corporate official from McDonald’s said, in a statement to The Bridgton News, that the company is moving ahead with its plans to open a
restaurant at the Portland Road site. “McDonald’s still is interested in this location and are working out final details,” said Nicole DiNoia, Communications Manager for McDonald’s USA, LLC Boston Region. “We should have additional information soon,” she said. Mountain Village Subdivision Ed Rock presented a revision to the Mountain Village Subdivision proposed by Chester and Shirley Homer that would increase phosphorus loading buffering, as recommended by the DEP, at the previously-approved subdivision. The planning board unanimously tentatively approved the changes in buffering for phosphorus, saying they will review the findings of fact and conclusions of law at their next meeting in May for consideration for final approval. New building at Bridgton Drive-In Bridgton Twin Drive-In owner John Tevanian received
tentative approval from the planning board Tuesday night to raze the current concession stand and projection building and erect a larger, improved one in the same location. “We hope to start construction sometime in the late summer, early fall of this year and be completed by opening weekend of the 2012–2013 season,” said Tevanian, in his cover letter to the planning board. “Once the new 70-foot by 60-foot concession stand is completed the old building will be demolished, replacing it with viewing spots to help offset the spots lost with the new project. We have been fortunate to be the stewards of this unique business for the last 41 years of its 56-year history, and hopefully with the help of these improvements, we’ll be here for decades to come.” Tevanian received unanimous tentative approval from the planning board, contingent on his providing proof of financial capability, and like the other two projects above, final approval is anticipated to take place on May 1.
tight economy; that it represents Euclidian zoning; and that it is premature. He cited the high number of vacant retail spaces already in the downtown, some of which are in buildings that have undergone rehabilitation, such as the Wales & Hamblen building and Kit Foster’s building, both on Main Street. He also ticked off the names of several home-based businesses, such as Flower Bed Farm Antiques, whose owners would not be allowed to live on the first floor of their homes, as they do now, were the proposed new rules in effect. “Some say zoning isn’t a bad thing, and I agree. But bad zoning is bad, and good zoning is good,” Woodward said. It doesn’t make sense to extend the district along
lower Main Street, which is almost entirely residential, he said. “I don’t think the people down there want to see a lot of commercial development.” Woodward said it made more sense to limit the district to Pondicherry Square and part of Portland Road. It also does not make sense to require that the entire ground floor be used for commercial purposes, Woodward said, and he wondered why the original language was dropped requiring commercial use for only the portion fronting on the street. CPC member Glen “Bear” Zaidman said the planning board changed the language in the course of a legal review. He said the CPC recommended the change as part of its work developing design standards for the major commer-
cial corridors. “No ordinance is going to satisfy every single person,” Zaidman said, noting that variances can be granted by the town if specific circumstances warrant it. “We’re not stopping anybody from doing anything,” he said. What the amendment does do is protect the downtown’s traditional commercial nature, he added, and if that means imposing zoning, so be it. “It’s time to pick up our pants and deal with it,” said Zaidman. “You can say what you want, it’s about protecting the community that is here.” Zaidman noted that last October, former Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian “promised” a ground-floor commercial AIRED, Page A
Proposed commercial protection amendment aired By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectman Woody Woodward continued his role as devil’s advocate, during a Tuesday public hearing, in opposing an amendment to the Site Plan Review Ordinance that preserves the ground floor of Main Street buildings on large lots for commercial use. The amendment, as proposed by the Comprehensive Plan Committee, requires that the ground floor of properties on parcels of 20,000 square feet or larger in a new Village Center District “shall be used for retail, office, business or professional use,” while exempting homebased occupations. The new dis-
trict would encompass the entire length of Main Street from Main Hill to Kansas Road, all of Depot Street and Portland Road to Maple Street, and would be retroactive to Feb. 20, 2012. Woodward wasn’t the only one who had concerns that the new language would unfairly restrict redevelopment options for existing property owners and developers. But he was the most vocal, even suggesting at one point that the language wasn’t ready for the voters, and should be sent back to the Planning Board for clarification. That prompted several in the audience to get reassurances from the board that they had already voted unanimously to send the
changes along to voters for a decision in June. The board opted not to make a recommendation as to whether the amendment should pass or fail. They also declined to state individually their opinion on the amendment, although Chairman Art Triglione said he would speak up, “if I thought there were major concerns” that the amendment was unwise. Woodward repeated concerns he had previously raised during the Planning Board’s public hearing: that the amendment is contrary to the current Comprehensive Plan; that it will present obstacles to the disabled and elderly; that it affects around 40 properties, far more than originally thought; that it limits developers’ options in a
(Continued from Page A) $290,000; and the cost would be covered by money from the Undesignated Fund Balance. O’Donnell bid $285,000 to perform the property revaluation, which was about $6,800 less than KRT Proposals. Grant said he favored going for the low bidder, but also preferred not to hire O’Donnell because that firm was involved in a revaluation that disap-
pointed some Casco residents. “I have a problem with O’Donnell, because I think that is what the uproar is about. You are going to have some disgruntled taxpayers,” he said. “I am just worried people are going to be not very satisfied if we choose the same firm as last time. And, we do that for much more money,” Grant said. Town Manager Dave Morton agreed that water access and waterfront property owners blamed O’Donnell for their increased values; and that segment might be opposed. “According to the state analysis of the work (O’Donnell) did, it was spot on,” Morton said. “The board is doing the revaluation because of public demand,” he said, “so, we are going forward. A real issue the
board has to look at, if you don’t hire O’Donnell, you will please a number of taxpayers. But, in the end, will they be happy?” Other board members commented on the O’Donnell firm’s familiarity with Casco and its terrain. “It is hard to pull away from a company that you have dealt with for so many years,” Selectman Paul Edes said, citing several reasons he was leaning toward that bid. “They know Maine’s waterfront,” he said. Instantly, Selectman Tracy Kimball agreed that knowing the lay of the land was a big plus. Selectman Fernandes recalled during the interview when she mentally dismissed one of the firms that was unfamiliar with Casco.
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tives — and also share the tax burden with a sizable business sector, which Harrison does not have. “We pay the most bucks. We should have the most say,” said Selectman Richard St. John. But Colpitts said the state sets the rules, as well, for how many representatives from each town can be on school boards. “It comes down to how many voters you have in your district.” Colpitts listened attentively to Finch and each of the selectmen’s concerns, but said “short of changing the statutes,” nothing can be done. “Ninety-five percent of our taxes come from homeowners. We don’t have a commercial tax base,” Finch said. It’s frustrating, he said, to make productivity improvements and defer maintenance on municipal services, just to meet the growing demands for funding education. It’s especially frustrating, in light of the current trend in Harrison toward a decline in student population.
Harrison ranks fourth in terms of how many students attend SAD 17 schools, yet it pays the highest assessment, $3.4 million, and pays the most per student, $9,645, of any other town in the district. The reason? Harrison is a propertyrich town, with a valuation, $541,500,000, that far outranks any of the seven other SAD 17 towns.
No election contests, yet HARRISON — Of the two incumbent selectmen whose terms are expiring, one wants to stay and the other will be going. Incumbent Selectman Bill Winslow has decided to run again, after serving as chairman during his first three-year term. Lisa Villa is stepping down to run for the District 13 Senate seat, leaving her seat open. Only one challenger has taken out papers so far, other than Winslow. That person is Arthur Edwards, who lives at 549 Maple Ridge Road. If no one else takes out papers
by the April 30 deadline, both Edwards and Winslow will be running unopposed. Villa has served as selectman in Harrison for the past six years, and decided it was time for someone else to step up to the role. “It’s been great — I now have a six-year degree in municipal government,” she said. Villa said she’d love to see another woman run for the seat; until Kathy Laplante came on board last year, Villa was the only woman on the five-member board. Two planning board positions are also up for grabs,
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Four people have taken out nomination papers for two, three-year terms on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, while five individuals have taken out papers for two, three-year seats on the Bridgton Planning Board, as of Tuesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. Board of Selectmen The terms of Selectmen Douglas A. Taft and Arthur Triglione Sr. expire in June. Taft is seeking re-election, while Triglione has indicated he will not. Those individuals who have taken out papers for the three-year term of Selectman/ Assessor/Overseer of the Poor
include Taft, Adam Grant, Charles R. Renneker. Robert J. McHatton, Sr. and Kenneth J. Murphy. Planning Board The terms of Deanna P. Miller and Kenneth J. Murphy on the Bridgton Planning Board expire in June. Miller is seeking re-election to that board, while Murphy is not. Nomination papers for the three-year term on the Planning Board have been taken out by Miller, Adam Grant, Michael J. Figoli, Sandra Field and Richard P. Danis. Richard P. Danis has taken out nomination papers for the three-year Planning Board Alternate position, which is
with the three-year terms of both Kevin LaPlante and Shirley Davis expiring. There is also a five-year seat open on the Board of Appeals, with Jonathan Whitney’s term expiring. There’s also one three-year position open on the SAD 17 Board of Directors, for the seat now held by Albert Lisowski. Municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, June 12, with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 By Dawn De Busk p.m. The annual Town Meeting Staff Writer will follow the next day, on NAPLES — Inside the June 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Elementary Crooked River Cemetery, an early mud season — now long School. gone — resulted in deep ruts and a road in need of repair. Although the town is uncertain whether the destruction to the road was done maliciously currently vacant. SAD 61 Board of Directors or when someone accidently Three people have taken got stuck in the mud, the damout nomination papers for the age has been done. Volunteer cemetery caretaker School Administrative District 61 Board of Directors posi- John Flaherty appeared before tions — there are two, two-year the Naples Board of Selectmen, terms and two, three-year terms asking for money to repair the roadways inside the cemetery. coming open. “Do you want to fix the secThe two-year terms currently held by Cynthia B. LeBlanc ond road, the one with the most and Trina Sanborn, will be damages – where someone voted upon in June. So far, only really got stuck and went back LeBlanc has taken out nomina- and forth for awhile,” Town Manager Derek Goodine asked tion papers. There are two, three-year the selectmen. On Monday night, the board seats that will be voted on in earmarked $4,200 so a contracCANDIDATES, Page A tor could immediately rebuild
A WILLING LISTENER — SAD 17 School Supt. Richard Colpitts, at left, listens to Harrison Selectman Matthew Frank discuss his concerns over school spending at a recent workshop. “I hate to ramble on at times about the budget, but I do believe it is critical for people to understand that 70% of their tax dollars go towards education,” Finch wrote in one of his most recent weekly updates. “For Harrison, our cost per students from those local dollars causes a serious inequality and unfairness.”
Colpitts, for his part, outlined the many ways he’s tried to hold the line with the current school budget of around $35 million. Nevertheless, there’s been an increase of 6.03 percent or $964,612 in local assessments, required in order to avoid cuts to staff and programs, he said.
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STATE QUALIFIERS — All members of the Western Maine Dance & Gymnastics team qualified to compete at the Maine State USA Gymnastics Competition on Saturday, April 14 in Waterville. Gymnasts clockwise from left are: Delaney Meserve, Shannon Hanson, Mackenzie Siebert, Ciara Harriman, Emily Ranco and Melissa Mayo.
(Continued from Page A) presence would be part of Avesta Housing, Inc.’s plans for a threestory affordable housing complex on the former Chapter 11 property near Pondicherry Square. It was later learned that that promise was not true, and that the project, which he referred to as “the ghost of the town,” would be all residential. Zaidman said it would be unlikely that anyone would want to build a single-family home in the downtown commercial district. Conversions to two-unit housing would still be allowed, since such changes do not trigger a site plan review. Any property owners with three or more units, who wanted to expand by more than 25% on a lot of 20,000 square feet or more, would need to reserve the first floor for commercial use, however. Woodward’s comments that
Liquor license approvals By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — For the first time since local businessman Jimmy Allen established the Naples Marina, he applied for a liquor license under JCA Leasing, Inc. However fun it might be, the Naples Marina will not be filling its rental boats with alcohol-infused gasoline. Instead, Allen will serve beer and wine plus pub-style fare and sandwiches to boaters this summer, he said. Other plans include outdoor music, which is allowed with a Special Amusement Permit. He said he had no reason to continue outdoor entertainment beyond 9 p.m. because he wanted to accommodate his slip customers. On Monday, the Naples Board
of Selectmen granted first-time liquor licenses to Allen’s expanded business on Brandy Pond, and to The Lost Lobster — which is at the location formerly known as the Tale of the Lake. “Basically, it will be a takeout seafood restaurant, beer and wine only. There will be no wait staff. People will order at the window; we will call their number; they will come and pick it up,” said Kim McPhee, the new owner of the food business on the Causeway. Also, the board approved the renewal of the following liquor licenses: Sandy’s Flight Deck Restaurant, Naples Lobster Pound, Inc., Naples Golf and Country Club, and The Freedom Café. In the same motion, selectmen approved a Special Amusement permit for JCA Leasing, street ven-
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dor permits for the Maine Blues Festival, LLC, and an automobile graveyard/junkyard permit renewal for Scott Kimball. During the public hearing for the liquor licenses, Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce provided the board with the past year’s number of deputy responses to the establishments applying for the annual licenses. “There is a report that lays out several things, but it doesn’t say much,” Town Manager Derek Goodine said. “All (the businesses) have the numbers of calls listed. But, it doesn’t break down what it is: Security alarms going off, or fighting, or anything else,” Goodine said. Later, during the regular meeting, Sheriff Joyce spoke to the board about an increased police presence on the Causeway during Independence Day night. Prior to addressing public safety on the Fourth of July, he touched on the liquor license approvals. “In the statistics for 2011, there is nothing that sticks out. You deal with some good; and you deal with some bad. No one on the list has made it to the bad. “When you passed their liquor licenses, you did so the appropriate way, otherwise we would be saying no,” Joyce said.
the new rules would require disabled persons to install expensive elevators or lifts to have their living quarters on an upper floor prompted an angry Peter Morrison to state loudly that many disabled people could climb stairs. “Get your facts straight,” he said, not once, but twice. Selectman Paul Hoyt then said that the hearing was the place to ask questions, and have them answered. “I have some questions. That’s what this meeting is about,” he said. One resident said he thought it “absolutely deplorable” to impose limits on property owners that might require elevators or lifts to second-floor living space. Woodward said he was most concerned about the restrictions the amendment would impose on existing property owners, who would be grandfathered, but nonconforming under the proposed amendment. “The (current) Comprehensive Plan states the goal to ‘remove all local barriers’ to converting unused housing spaces for small apartments,” he said. Barry DeNofrio pointed out that the “future of Maine is retirees,” whose need for in-town housing within walkable distance to services, should be taken into consideration. He also said local ordinances should be sensitive to people’s property rights. “I’m all for business, I just don’t want to kick people who are living on the first floor out,” said Woodward. Resident Mark Lopez said, “When you have zoning, you are potentially affecting peoples’ property rights. They have to know what they’re giving up,” in order to protect what’s already there. Selectman Doug Taft said he was comfortable leaving it up to the voters to decide the issue, and “vote their hearts and minds. They don’t need me to make a recommendation.” Hoyt said he wished that all of the changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance weren’t bundled into one up or down question, but could instead be voted on individually. Other proposed amendments up for a vote in June deal with abutter notification requirements and changes to setback requirements.
(Continued from Page A) Fund ($400). Another $600 will be needed for repairs to finish the 925-feet of road, including some realignment work, according to Flaherty. The volunteer groundskeeper would accept whatever amount of money the selectmen could allocate “as long as (the local contractor) could eventually finish the job,” he said. A few of the selectmen were not on board with the expenditure – until Goodine calculated that most of the funding would not impact the town’s Unanticipated Fund, but come from a fund that had been used to pay for fence repair and trash removal services at the cemetery. “Yeah, $400 is better than $4000” out of Undesignated Fund, Selectman Dana Watson said. (Continued from Page A) “If we do it, we gotta do it,” Selectman Bob Caron, Sr. said. Then, Caron asked, “How can we prevent that from happening June, as the terms of Laura Ordway and Jody M. Gray are expiring. Gray and Peter A. Morrison have taken out nomination again?” An audience member said the answer was to lock the cemetery papers for those seats on the SAD 61 School Board. Bridgton Water District gate during mud season. Incumbent Todd E. Perreault, who is seeking re-election to a three-year term on the Bridgton Water District Board of Trustees, The Austin Team is the only one to have taken nomination papers out for that seat. Filing deadlines & election & meeting dates Whether “hunting” for a The deadline for filing nomination papers with the Town Clerk is home, or thinking of selling Saturday, April 28, 2012. one, put Ray and Buck Those wishing to submit petitions for placement on the referento work for you. dum ballot and/or as an article on the annual town meeting warrant Buck knows waterfront! must have those filed with the Town Clerk by April 30, with a miniRAY BUCK 207-693-7280 mum of 229 valid signatures required. Municipal elections will take place at the Town Hall on North firstname.lastname@example.org High Street from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12 with the annual Rte. 302 • P.O. Box 97, Naples, ME 04055 • 207-693-7000 town meeting being held the following evening, on Wednesday, June Independently Owned and Locally Operated EOWO 13 at 7 p.m., also at the Town Hall.
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One hundred years ago this week, Eva L. Shorey of Bridgton, the daughter of the founder of The Bridgton News, was in New York City visiting her cousins, Phillip R. Shorey and Archibald T. Shorey, brothers who both worked as reporters for the New York Evening World. As news of the sinking of the Titanic reached New York, Eva, who not only wrote for The Bridgton News, but also was a correspondent for the Portland Evening Express and Daily Advertiser, joined her cousins as they covered the tragedy. On April 18, 1912, three days after the Titanic “crashed
at highest speed into an iceberg, which tore a jagged hole on the starboard quarter,” Eva Shorey reported from the docks of New York Harbor with a headline “Agonizing Scenes at the Pier as Titanic’s Survivors Leave Carpathia.” The Carpathia was the rescue steamer that brought 705 survivors from lifeboats to safety. Poor weather hampered the journey of the Carpathia, whose crew picked up the survivors five hours after the sinking on April 15. It took three days to arrive in New York. As the Carpathia docked, Eva reported, “The awful suspense is at last ended,” and went on to list the numbers of
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THIS DRAWING OF A PROPOSED SUBWAY RESTAURANT — in Fryeburg shows a conceptual design of an 1,800-square-foot building that may be constructed on the former NAPA Auto Supply Store site on Main Street, should the proposal receive a variance for insufficient road frontage from the Fryeburg Board of Appeals on April 13.
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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Board of Selectmen had to reschedule a public hearing on the proposed Mobile Vending Ordinance to tonight, April 12 at 6 p.m., because an incorrect date was advertised in local newspapers. The public hearing was originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, April 5, however, the ads that ran stated it was on Tuesday, April 5, not Thursday. So, the board members decided to reschedule the public hearing for tonight, April 12 at 6 p.m. Code Enforcement Office Katie Haley said changes to the proposed Town of Fryeburg Mobile Vending Ordinance would replace the current Ordinance Regulating Roadside Vendors enacted on July 21, 1983. Haley said the proposed
Town of Fryeburg Mobile Vending Ordinance outlines clear permitting and an application process through the Fryeburg Board of Selectmen and pertains to vendors operating on private property as well as within street rightsof-way and on sidewalks. It pertains to vendors operating from a fixed location as well as those who move about in their operations. The stated purpose of the Mobile Vending Ordinance “is to regulate mobile vendors to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, while fostering a dynamic business climate that generally promotes an active pedestrian environment.” The new ordinance limits the number of mobile vendors to five at any one time and would require an initial fee of $100 and an annual renewal fee of $25. VENDING, Page A
of selectmen, that the current bank balance is $561,513.47. Outstanding personal property taxes, as of March 31, totaled $43,423.91, while outstanding real estate taxes as of March 31 totaled $2,518,066.76. New businesses welcomed Papa’s Floral on Main Street owned by Victor Rollins and Dippitty Dog Grooming on Route 302 owned by Kelly Willard were welcomed to Fryeburg by the selectmen and the town manager. Next meeting The selectmen will next meet on April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Fryeburg Town Office.
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those who did and didn’t survive. “Women wept for lost husbands and sons. Sailors sobbed for the ship, which had been their pride. Men choked back tears and sought to comfort the widowed,” Eva wrote. “They strove, though none too sure of themselves, to convince the women of the certainty that a rescue ship would appear.” As the family story goes, Eva “scooped” the story for the state of Maine. And, although her brother, Henry A. Shorey, Jr., editor of The Bridgton News, was unhappy that she didn’t give his newspaper the story first, Eva’s reporting once and forever gave Bridgton a connection with the story of the Titanic.
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the application as complete, and they set a public hearing date of April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Town Office. Variance needed It was brought up during the planning board’s meeting late last month that the proposed Subway restaurant lot has “insufficient lot frontage,” which means the developer must request a variance from the Fryeburg Board of Appeals. Fryeburg Code Enforcement Officer Katie Haley said April 6 that a minimum of 100 feet of road frontage is required, and the former NAPA lot has road frontage of only 89.64 feet, which is less than the required frontage. The Fryeburg Board of Appeals set tomorrow night (April 13) at 6 p.m. at the Fryeburg Town Office as the date and time they will hear the variance request.
tion. “There is a need for a bigger town office,” said Wilkey. Bids awarded for transfer station work Selectmen Wilkey, Rick Eastman and Tom Klinepeter voted unanimously to award the bid for upgrading the light system at the Transfer Station Recycling building to the lowest bidder, Twin Pines Electric in the amount of $3,400. The only other bid submitted was for $4,840. The selectmen also voted unanimously to award the bid for a new furnace at the Recycling Building to the low bidder, B & L Oil of Fryeburg, in the amount of $6,655. The only other bid submitted was for $6,900. Canal Bridge Campground closed for season The town manager announced that Canal Bridge Campground will be closed for the 2012 season for renovations, but the town beach area, parking lot and public boat launch at Canal Bridge will remain open. Nomination papers due Nomination papers for elected municipal positions and school board seats must be returned to the Town Office no later than April 27, 2012. Real estate taxes due in May Jackson reminded everyone that the second half of property taxes are due by May 11, 2012. Financial notes The town manager said, in her financial report to the board
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Human Services. There would be two building signs and one sign located on the ground, according to the application. Project engineer Tom Harmon said he and Goodridge are working with the Maine Department of Transportation for approval. Harmon noted that, because the proposed Subway restaurant site is located near the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 302 and 5/113, they will have to install “a signalized, possibly phased traffic light at the intersection” where the parking access will be. Asked how the number of parking spaces was determined, Goodridge said there is one parking space per table in the restaurant, saying that methodology seems to work at his 16 other restaurants. There was discussion about the appearance of the building to be constructed, and the planning board then voted to accept
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Zoning Board of Appeals will take up a variance request from the developers of a proposed Subway restaurant to be constructed at the former NAPA Auto Supply Store’s vacant lot on Main Street tomorrow night, April 13 at 6 p.m. Loren Goodridge, doing business as Pine Tree Subs, Inc., who went before the Fryeburg Planning Board on March 27, is proposing to construct an 1,800square-foot restaurant at the former NAPA site that has stood vacant since a fire destroyed the auto supply store several years ago. The Subway restaurant would have a paved, 21-car parking lot and a chambered septic system design that is currently being reviewed by the Maine Department of Health &
By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to leave on all 28 streetlights that had been proposed to be turned off, following input at a public hearing the previous week. Every attendee said they were opposed to the idea of having those streetlights turned off for the sake of saving just under $3,000 annually. New fulltime police officer The three selectmen voted unanimously to appoint David Arsenault as a fulltime Fryeburg police officer, replacing Nick Cole who resigned his fulltime position. They also voted unanimously to appoint Anthony Nguyen and Mark Dyer as Reserve Police Officers. Selectmen Chairman Ed Wilkey noted that Arsenault is already fully certified as a police officer, so the town will not have the expense of sending him to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Town leasing of Fryeburg Rescue building Even though the Town of Fryeburg has an agreement with the Fryeburg Rescue Association to lease space at the Fryeburg Rescue building for the town’s police department through 2017, Town Manager Sharon Jackson told the selectmen April 5 that the town needs to start thinking about alternatives now. Jackson said Fryeburg Rescue Association Chief Steve Goldsmith had recently come to see her about the lease and asking “what the town was doing to make arrangements to vacate” the building. Chairman Wilkey said, “I think a lot of us were hoping to get the C.A. Snow School” (once SAD 72 builds a new school at the Molly Ockett Middle School site) for use as a town office and a police sta-
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FRANKLIN, N.H. — Faustina Emery Chamberlain, 95, passed away at the Peabody Home in Franklin, N.H. on April 5, 2012. She was born in Hampden on Oct. 5, 1916, the daughter of Frederick and Essie Eisner Emery. A graduate of Hampden Academy and Beal Business College, she worked for a number of years as a private secretary with the Bangor Hydro-Electric Company. Mrs. Chamberlain later attended the Moon Secretarial School in New York and went to work for Pan American Airways, and the International Labor Office at its liaison office with the United Nations in New York. Mrs. Chamberlain was married in 1947 to the late Melvin W. Chamberlain of Bangor. They lived in New York and Connecticut before returning to Maine in 1962 to live on a farm, Lofty Maples, in West Baldwin. They raised sheep and geese. Mrs. Chamberlain continued her education at the University of Southern Maine, where at the age of 53, she earned her bachelor’s degree and two years later her master’s degree in education. She subsequently taught English, reading and typing at Fryeburg Academy for over 12 years and was the Dean of Girls. Upon her retirement from teaching, Mrs. Chamberlain became involved in writing and had a book published as well as several magazine articles. The book was a biography of her brother entitled, Charlie Emery, Pro, Biography of a Maine Pro and found its way to readers as far away as Rhodesia, South Africa. Mrs. Chamberlain was an ardent golfer and a member of the Meadowbrook Golf Club in Bangor and the Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono, where her brother was the golf pro for 27 years. She participated in statewide tournaments as a member of the Maine State Women’s and the Southern Maine Women’s Golf Associations. Mrs. Chamberlain enjoyed traveling. In addition to trips throughout the United States and Canada, she made several trips to Europe and the British Isles in the company of her late sister, Trenetta Mallory and her daughter, Joyce. Interested in genealogy, Mrs. Chamberlain was fortunate in being able to visit Romsey Hants, England, home of her Emery ancestors who immigrated to Berwick in 1635 as well as the home of her Eisenhauer ancestors in Eiterbach, Germany and who immigrated to Chester Basin, Nova Scotia. Mrs. Chamberlain was a longtime communicant of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland. She was a life member of the Hampden Historical Society, the Baldwin Historical Society, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Hampden. Survivors include a son, Bruce E. Chamberlain; a daughter, Joyce E. Egge; a granddaughter, four grandsons and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Melvin, her husband of 54 years; her son, Mark E. Chamberlain; her sisters, Trenetta Mallory and Mavis Emery; and her brothers, Alvin, Charles and Wilbur Emery. Donations in Mrs. Chamberlain’s memory may be made to the Charlie Emery, Pro, Golf Award Fund, Hampden Academy, Hampden, ME 04444 or to the Employee Sunshine Fund at Peabody Home, 24 Peabody Place, Franklin, NH 03235. Memorial services will be held at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road, New London, N.H. on May 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. Arrangements made by the Cremation Society of New Hampshire.
LAKELAND, FLA. — David Berry Foster, 58, formerly of Portland, died on April 5, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla. He was born in Portland on Dec. 6, 1953, and moved to Lakeland in August of 2011. Mr. Foster was retired from 35 years of service at Maine Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lester Foster and Suzanne M. Foster; and a brother, Paul Foster. He is survived by his wife, Linda Foster of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, John Foster of Philadelphia, Pa. and Robert Foster of Bridgton; sons, Michael Foster of Lakeland, Fla., Benjamin Foster of Breckenridge, Colo., Nathaniel Foster of New York City, N.Y. and Alexander Foster of Orono; daughter, Sarah Foster of Westbrook; stepdaughters, Heather White of Gorham and Brittany Lavigne of North Kingstown, R.I.; stepson, Matthew Lavigne of Auburn; two grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; cousins; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Maine at a later date. Arrangements by Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in David’s name to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
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NORWAY — Harold G. Ellingwood, 77, of Harrison died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bangor on Oct. 27, 1934, the son of Harold F. and Frances Lucille Hunt Ellingwood. He served 24 years in the U.S. Navy. He had been an electrician and retired from the Portland Water District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Howard of Bangor and Richard Ellingwood of Branson, Mo.; and two daughters, Mari-Lynn Winn of North Berwick and Lisa Johnson of Harrison. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; and his son, Harold. At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com
Ruth H. Crocker
SCARBOROUGH — Ruth H. Crocker, 90, of Scarborough, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2012, in Scarborough. She was born in Kittery, the daughter of Axel and Sarah Eliza Ellis Brown. Ruth was educated in the South Portland schools and was a graduate of South Portland High School. She was also a member of the West Scarborough Methodist Church and a member of the VFW Post 832 in South Portland. Surviving are her four children, Robert L. Heatley of Scarborough, James A. Heatley of South Portland, Paula Waterman of Scarborough and Mary Crocker of Illinois; seven sisters, Viola Silver of Westbrook, Margaret Davis of Omaha, Neb., Helen Perry of South Portland, Sonder Place of Florida, Evelyn St. Jean of South Portland, Madeline Duval of Scarborough and Beverly Colby of Casco; four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. At Ruth’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by the Hobbs Funeral Home.
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William Farwell RICHMOND — William “Bill” Farwell, 45, died unexpectedly March 31, 2012 at his home in Richmond. He was born April 17, 1966. Bill was raised in Westbrook and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1984. Bill was an avid sports fan, played many sports in school and later coached softball in Westbrook, Bridgton and Richmond. Bill was a member of the SAL American Legion Post 132 in Richmond. Bill spent the last 12 years making friends through Legion events and beano. Many thanks to all of you for making these years happy ones for Bill. Bill was predeceased by his mom, Janet Shirley; and dad, Cecil Shirley. Bill is survived by his family Mary Avery of Minot, Nancy Soule of Freeport and big brother, Dan Farwell of Casco; and several nieces and nephews. A gathering to remember Bill and to celebrate his life was held from noon to 2 p.m. on April 1 at the American Legion Hall on Carding Machine Road in Richmond.
Georgianna G. Cohen SCARBOROUGH — Georgianna Griffin Cohen, 88, of Scarborough and formerly from Cherryfield, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2012, in the loving care of The Cedars Nursing Care Facility staff in Portland. She was born on Aug. 6, 1923, in Portland, the daughter of Elmer and Lena (Perry) Griffin. She attended local schools and Portland High School. She graduated from nursing school in the top of her class at age 45. She started at St. Joseph’s in Bangor and completed her training at the College of the Desert in Desert Palm, Calif. After moving back to Maine, she worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center and Taylor Osteopathic Hospital until she retired. She enjoyed big band and jazz music, fishing at Swan Lake, preparing delicious meals for her family and attending Red Hatters’ functions. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Cohen. Surviving are her brother, Richard Griffin of Murphy, N.C.; her children, Kenneth J. McNeil of Wooster, Ohio, Shirleyann McNeil Rogers of Sarasota, Fla. and Gary W. McNeil of East Baldwin; her loving companion, Roger C. Snow Jr. of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. There will be no visiting hours at her request. A time of remembrance will be announced this summer. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.
Laurence R. Graffam NAPLES — Laurence R. Graffam, 67, of Naples passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Bridgton Health Care Center. He was born in Bridgton, the son of James R. and Flora G. Graffam on May 13, 1944. He attended Bridgton schools and graduated in 1962. He married Bernadette Flick in 1983. She passed away in 2003. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He worked at various businesses until he opened his own mechanical garage and salvage yard in Naples. He was a man of many skills. A craftsman and a carpenter, his artistry was employed to redesign existing properties. He enjoyed being involved in the creative process. He participated in all outdoor activities and had a true passion for fishing, camping and traveling with his family, which was his favorite pastime. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Flora Graffam; his sister, Lillian; and his brother, Daryl. He is survived by a brother, Peter Graffam of Naples; two sisters, Nancy Blake of Bridgton and Joanne Tracy of Louisiana; two children, Jason Flick and Danica Rummel; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours and funeral services were held at Cornerstone Church (25 Sebago Road) in Naples on Wednesday, April 11.
Kenneth H. Remington FALMOUTH — Kenneth H. Remington, 74, died on April 2, 2012, after living with cancer for over a year. Born on Sept. 25, 1937 in Frye, Ken was a longtime resident of Falmouth and for the last years lived in Windham. Ken worked at JJ Nissen Baking Co. for 40 years, retiring as a production manager. He attended Portland schools, and graduated from the American Institute of Baking (Chicago), as the AIB class president. Ken was a sports enthusiast, who especially enjoyed playing golf. He was a long-standing member of Riverside Golf Course and Dusty Hills Country Club in Marion, S.C. Over the years, he enjoyed swimming, bowling and playing racquetball and softball. Ken was a history buff, especially interested in Civil War history. He visited Gettysburg, Pa., on several occasions. He was predeceased by his parents, Nina and Henry Remington; and his siblings, Henry Remington Jr., Mae Rowe, Dorothy Deveau, Jean Brown, and Earl Remington. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Lanese) Remington; a son, Richard Remington; his daughter, Julie Anderson of Casco, Sandra Kaserman of Windham and Suzanne Remington-Fox of Cheshire, Conn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Remington of Raymond, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be private. If desired, donations may be made to: Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112.
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William H. Bradstreet William Henry “Brad” Bradstreet III, passed away on April 6th, 2012, at his home in Bridgton, Maine. Brad was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Cranston, R.I., to Tessie and William Bradstreet. He quickly developed a love for the New England mountains, and expressed that love through hiking and photography. As an adult, he shared this love with others and became a member of the Board of Trustees for the Mount Washington Observatory. Brad attended Camp Mowgli in Hebron, N.H., as a boy. He and his family experienced many happy summers at Camp NewfoundOwatonna in Harrison, Maine. He sat on their Board of Trustees on two occasions. Brad attended Principia College in Elsah, Ill., graduating in 1967. He received his MBA from Bryant College in Providence, R.I., in 1975. After serving in the United States Army (1967–1970) as an artillery officer and chaplain, he began a long, successful career with IBM, retiring in 2000. After retiring, he joined Analysts International, with the goal of working closely with his son Bill. Brad closed out his career in the information technology arena by working at BB&T until 2009, at which time he moved to Maine full-time. In Maine, Brad sat for his real estate exam, passing it the first time, and started a passionate career helping people buy and sell homes. Brad lived a very giving life. His wish was to continue this by asking that, in lieu of flowers, people donate to either the Mount Washington Observatory or Camp Newfound-Owatonna (see links below.) Please include a note with your gift so each organization will know your donation is to honor Brad. At his request, no service will be held. Brad is survived by Linda Whitmore Bradstreet, his wife of 45 years; their two children, Robiny Bradstreet Rhea and William Henry Bradstreet IV, and their families; his sister Judith Simas and her daughter Kristen Simas; and his cousin, Caryl Detwiler. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Donations may be made to: http://s.seekthepeak.org/brad or https://newfoundowatonna.worldsecuresystems.com/donate.html
Maurice E. Robbins NORWAY — Maurice E. Robbins died on April 4, 2012, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Maurice was born on June 20, 1932, in his family’s home on Bell Hill in Otisfield. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward A. and Ruth M. (Powers) Robbins; brothers Bruce E. and Everett C. Robbins, and a sister, Mary Eva (Robbins) Gray. Maurice was a Registered Maine Guide and loved to teach his family to hunt and fish. He was a Master Mason, being raised in the Oriental Lodge in Bridgton and was a fifty-year member of Tyrian Lodge in Mechanic Falls. He was also a member of the Kora Temple Shriners in Lewiston. Maurice also enjoyed his membership in Dwinal Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Mechanic Falls. He retired from Central Maine Power Company after working through the ranks to lineman, Town Representative of the Raymond area, and finally to District Foreman for the South Paris District. Maurice was very civic-minded. He served on the School Board of Directors for SAD #61 and was also the Chairperson. He was CoChairman of Casco Day for many years. Harrison Old Home Days was also reinstituted with Maurice’s help. He helped form and was the first President of the Crooked River Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed riding his ATV and was a member of the Lakes Region ATV Club. He loved sports. He was effective in assisting the town of Harrison in developing the Field of Dreams. His love of and joy in children made him a perfect Santa’s Helper for many years. Maurice was also a supporter of the Maine Red Claws. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1952–1954, he returned home to marry the love of his life, Sara (Sally) Johnson on April 1, 1955. Together they raised their three children, Susan of Naples, Willis (Bill) of Westbrook, and Sylvia of Harrison. The family enjoyed many outdoor activities together over the years including camping, boating, and traveling. Maurice was also an animal lover and was a friend to many family dogs. Maurice is also survived by brothers, Robert and wife Ann of Bridgton, David and wife Rhonda of Leesburg, Ga.; and sisters, Edenna (Robbins) Barker of Lewiston, Judy (Robbins) and husband Dan Brown of Alfred, and Iris (Robbins) Osgood of Bridgton. Besides his children he also had three grandchildren he adored, Hannah Bea Robbins, his favorite granddaughter and her fiancé, Nicholas Gregoire of Portland, and grandsons, Paul Robbins and Joshua Wood of Westbrook. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Pam (Wood) Robbins and Susan’s husband, Michael Robbins; as well as many loving nieces and nephews and their families. Maurice will be missed by his family and friends. They gathered together to celebrate his life at the Hall Funeral Home, Quaker Ridge Road, Casco, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com
stands, door-to-door sales and caterers. The proposed ordinance outlines performance standards including the type of merchandise allowed, locations allowed, the size of a vending unit, sound(s) caused by mobile vendors, maintenance of the area around the mobile vendor, type of service permitted and signage. Haley noted several changes proposed since the special town meeting, and they include: • No restriction on the use of bells, chimes, loudspeakers, etc. This change was made after it was brought up that this would restrict the
operation of the ice cream truck; • Giving selectmen discretion in allowing generators to be used based on the location and necessity of a generator; • Clarification on size restrictions, expanding allowable vending unit size from 16 feet in length to 18 feet in length, and giving the selectmen the discretion in allowing a larger unit based on location and the necessity for a larger unit; and • Allowance for customers with handicapped registration plates to be served in their vehicles.
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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — Why wait until the sun comes up to start celebrating Earth Day? Just after midnight on Hacker’s Hill, people will be gathering for a viewing of a meteor shower. The shooting star show, the Lyrids, is predicted to peak — without any interference from the moonlight — during those hours after midnight and before dawn on April 22. Then, a few hours after sunrise, either “the early bird will get the worm” or folks will be able to watch migrating hawks in flight. This nature watching activity is also taking place on Hacker’s Hill. The Hawk Migration Watch, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, will be led by local bird expert and former Audubon Society director Dick Anderson, and is a follow-up to the popular hawk watch held on the hill last fall. Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) is heading up multiple activities at a few different locations to honor Earth Day next week. The environmentally-minded holiday that falls in late April is not the only reason to celebrate, according to Beth Phelps, Loon Echo’s membership and communications coordinator. LELT is currently involved in the purchase of a 27-acre tract on Hacker’s Hill to insure continued public access. The fundraising effort has netted three-quarters of the $800,000 needed to purchase and maintain the land. Hopefully, the Earth Day events at the summit will help spur donations for the
LIONS TALK — Steve Johnson, a member of the Harrison Lions Club, speaks to the senior luncheon group about Lions Club members’ roles and what services they provide. The Lions helped fund the luncheon so there was no cost to the seniors. Harrison Recreation offers senior socials with a healthy lunch and games the first Tuesday of each month at the United Parish Congregational Church in Harrison from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next luncheon is May 1.
land acquisition, Phelps said during a phone interview on Monday. The gate at Hacker’s Hill will be open “for an early morning meteor gazing gala. Conditions for viewing the Lyrids this year are perfect, as they fall during the new moon. (The) on-site telescope for constellation viewing will be donated by the Raymond Public Library,” according to a press release. “Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be atop the hill in the wee hours of the morning.” Hacker’s Hill is located off Quaker’s Ridge, which is accessible from Route 11 and also from Route 302 near the turnout to Blacksmith Winery. In addition to putting a spotlight on the final month’s push to raise money for the Hacker’s Hill purchase, the Bridgton-based nonprofit is turning a quarter century old. “We are focusing on our 25th anniversary with an Earth day celebration that lasts all day. It literally lasts all day,” Phelps said.
The daylong offerings are being billed as “Stars, hawks, hikes and beer.” There might be time for a siesta in between the hawk watch and the start time for the afternoon jaunt up Bald Pate Mountain. At 3 p.m. on Earth Day, participants will meet in the trailhead parking lot, which is located off Route 107 past Five Fields Farm. When the hiking group wraps up the springtime trek, the final venue is Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery. For the grand finale: Earth Day revelers will have an opportunity to roll the Hacker’s Hill fundraising ball a little closer to its goal. “There will be a silent auction to benefit Hacker’s Hill and partial proceeds from the sale of the Bald Pate Ale will benefit stewardship efforts at Bald Pate Mountain,” the event press release said. The evening’s festivities at Bray’s will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with folk music performed by the Highland String Trio.
Bridgton Earth Day event Pitch in and make Bridgton a better place on Sunday, April 22. Volunteers are needed to help with Earth Day efforts. Ken Murphy is organizing a “Pride in Bridgton Begins with ME!” campaign. The plan calls for cleaning up areas along Stevens Brook, Pondicherry Park, Main Street and Depot Street. Volun teers are asked to meet at the Bridgton Community Center at 1:30 p.m. If possible, volunteers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, hip boots and water. Groups already commited to help with the project include Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts, Lake Region Middle and High School students, Lake
at the Community Center. For more information regarding this Earth Day effort, contact Ken Murphy at 242-9417, Carmen Lone at 647-3116 or e-mail email@example.com. com, Lakes Environmental Association at 647-8580 or Mary Jewett at 647-8580 or Region Vocational Center students, Bridgton Lions Club, Bridgton Rotary Club, Bridgton Community Center, Lakes Environmental Association, Town of Bridgton and Landmark Human Resources. Free food will be served to volunteers at 5 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. There will be kite-making for kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN 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 12 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Laurie Lamountain on Lake Living Magazine, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. April 12 — Mother-Baby Tea Time, noon to 3 p.m., The Birth House. FMI: 647-5968. April 12, 19 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, 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 12 — Preparation for April 23 World Book Night event, 1 to 6 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. April 12, 19 — After-school Karate, 3:20 to 4:20 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. April 12, 19 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. April 12, 19 — Community Kettle Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Community Center. April 12, 19 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. April 13, 16, 18, 20 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. April 13, 20 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. April 13, 20 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. 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 — Trail maintenance on Pleasant Mountain by LELT, meet 7:45 a.m. at Ledges Trailhead, 3 miles down Mountain Rd. from Rte. 302. FMI: 647-4352. 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, 1-4 p.m., all welcome, free equipment, Town Hall. FMI: 647-2847. April 14 — Roast Beef Supper by Knights of Columbus, 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church. FMI: 6473261. April 15 — Bright Sunday Celebration, 11 a.m., Methodist Church. April 16-May 7 — Senior College class: History of the English Language with Margaret Reimer, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Community Center. April 16-May 7 — Computer Skills Class Series, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI:
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Felisha Freedom Goodwin and Christopher Roland Fifield of Bridgton have a boy, Noah Freedom Goodwin, born March 16, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Noah weighed six pounds, 11 ounces, and joins siblings Alexzander and Kayli Goodwin. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Corinna Goodwin of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Daniel and Kelli Fifield of Baldwin. Great-grandparents are Richard and Margaret Ward of Fryeburg, Arden Smith of Sebago and Marianne Small of Sebago. Hillary Wiley McAllister and Michael McAllister of Fryeburg have a girl, Brennan Louisa McAllister, born March 24, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Brennan weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Rex and Robin Wiley of Fryebug. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Sharon McAllister of Stoneham. Amy Montgomery and Scott Johnson of Fryeburg have a girl, Layne Isabelle Johnson, born March 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Layne weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces and joins siblings Chelcie, 18, Lyrie, 17, Jack, 14, Sam, 6, and Gunnar, 2 1/2. Maternal grandparents are Carol and Bill Edmunds of Stow. Paternal grandparents are Brenda Johnson of York and Lewis Johnson of Cushing. Kathy Collins-Faunce and Donald Harrington have a girl, Lyesha Kea Harrington, born Feb. 24, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Lyesha weighed six pounds, 12 ounces and joins siblings Syrina, 3, Byron, 9, and Shaneda, 17. Angelique Macut and John Berg of Bartlett, N.H. have a girl, Kaylie Mae Berg, born Feb. 27, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Kaylie weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and joins a brother, Kalob Berg, 3. Maternal grandparents are Michael Macut, Conway, N.H. and Elizabeth Macut, Norway. Paternal grandparents are John and Linda Berg of Fryeburg. Sara and Jaysen Strange of Conway, N.H. have a boy, Timothy Neal Strange, born March 20, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Timothy weighed nine pounds, four ounces and joins a sister Cassidy, 4, and brother Joel, 2. Maternal grandparents are Peter and Rhonda Brown of Conway, N.H. Paternal grandparents are Joel and Lisa Strange of Lovell. Erin Elizabeth Hoag and Kyle Wasko of Sandwich, N.H. have a boy, Miles Odyn Wasko, born March 20, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, N.H. Miles weighed eight pounds, one ounce. Maternal grandparents are Pete and Gloria Hoag of Sandwich. Paternal grandparents are John and Kathy Wasko of Moscow, Pa. Kimberly and Jason LOVELL — The jury date Randall of Bridgton have a for acceptance in the Arts & girl, Mia Grace Randall, born Artisans Fair is set for Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Memorial April 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 Hospital, North Conway, N.H. p.m., at the Charlotte Hobbs Mia weighed seven pounds, 10 Memorial Library (Main Street) ounces. Maternal grandparents in Lovell. If you are an artist wish- are Mary Tremblay and Jim ing to participate in this fair, Bennett of North Bridgton. you should bring representative Paternal grandparents are pieces of the work you intend David and Cathie Randall of to display and sell. For more Bridgton. Christine and Patrick information, contact Irene St. Macdonald of Waterford Germain at 925-1135 or rene@ have a boy, Liam Lawrence fairpoint.net Macdonald, born March 27, The fair will be held on Aug. 2012 at The Birth House in 18, at the New Suncook School Bridgton. Liam weighed eight (25 Main Street) in Lovell from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a high- pounds, two ounces and joins quality, 100% juried, one-day siblings Mia and Finnigam. fair, with about 60 artists par- Maternal grandparents are Rita ticipating. Included are jewelry and Larry Macdonald of North (both fine and funky), ceramics, Bridgton. Paternal grandparphotography, fiber arts, wood- ents are Kate Macdonald of Bridgton. working, glass and more.
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Holy Humor Sunday Bridgton United Methodist Church is resurrecting an old Easter custom by celebrating “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Humor Sunday” on the Sunday after Easter. For centuries in all Christian faith traditions, the week following Easter Sunday was observed by the faithful as “days of joy and laughter,” with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. The origin of these celebrations was rooted in early theologians who said that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead. Wear bright clothes and silly hats, bring appropriate jokes to share, and join in singing Easter carols. The 11 a.m. service will be followed by a picnic-style potluck lunch. The Lake Region Lacrosse Team is holding a Community Mattress Fundraiser, in which mattresses will be offered at huge discounts, on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. Community Kettle Dinners at the Community Center are made possible through the generosity of local churches and other organizations. The next dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m . St. Peters Episcopal Church is sponsoring the April 26 dinner, and the First Congregational Church is sponsoring the dinner on May 3.
NORTH BALDWIN — The members of Mount Etna Grange are celebrating National Grange Month with a public educational program on the protection of local woodlands by licensed forester Jack Wadsworth of Wadsworth Woodlands, Inc. on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Etna Grange on Route 107 in North Baldwin. Wadsworth will relate how you can best care for the growth and health of your trees and forests. Preceding this program, the grange members will host a potluck supper at 6 p.m., so prepare one of your favorite recipes, and join in the occasion. Following the presentation, Mount Etna Grange will hold their monthly meeting and any interested persons can visit if they wish. All are welcome to join any or all parts of the evening. For additional information, contact the Grange Lecturer, Norma Haines, at 635-2360.
‘Roast beast’ dinner Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive into a succulent roast beef dinner with all the trimmings at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ at 33 South High Street, Bridgton. The community feast takes place on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Seating is at 5:30 pm. Cost is $20 per person. The “roast beast” dinner has been a popular fundraiser for the church for many years. Hand-carved, “steamship round” roast beef is the star attraction. This year,
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Area residents are invited to attend a free Heartsaver CPR Class on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High Street, in their Parish Hall. The class is being conducted by United Ambulance Service and is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Pre-register by calling 6473261.
Lovell Thrift Shop $1 A Bag Sale
LOVELL — The spring $1 A Bag Sale begins Saturday, April 14 through Monday, April 30 at the Lovell Thrift Shop at the Lovell United Church of Christ on Route 5 in Center Lovell. Shop hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Big Band Concert at St. Joe’s
STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, is the site for a free Big Band Jazz
Concert by the Maine Jazz Band on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Viola George Auditorium in Harold Alfond Hall. The Maine Jazz Band features 16 musicians, including a female vocalist, and plays swing, pop, Latin and blues. The music will include legendary jazz impressions made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Richard Rodgers and Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole, George Gerswhin, Cole Porter and Chuck Mangione. For more information, call 893-7723.
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HARRISON — The Harrison VFW on the Waterford Road in Harrison, will hold its popular Public Breakfast Sunday, April 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the post on Route 35. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and country gravy, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cup, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. Donations will be accepted.
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sides include organizer Price Hutchins’ famous “liquid love” gravy, scalloped potatoes, assorted vegetables and breads, plus a full salad bar. Coffee, tea and a variety of homemade desserts will top off the meal. Space is limited to 125 people; proceeds will benefit church programs such as Jeanette’s Closet, which offers free clothing to families in need. Tickets can be reserved and purchased by calling Jeffrey Frey at 671-2678 or the church office at 647-3936.
Senior College at Bridgton continues to accept registration for open classes of the spring session, to begin April 16 and end May 11. Registration information may be downloaded at the website, seniorcollegeatbridgton.org or by phone at 647-9599. The classes still open are: Starting Tuesday, April 17, an exploration of the U.S. Constitution; are the various statements related to today’s political issues supported by the Constitution? The Thursday program will examine pivotal events, land and naval battles, and the characters, who participated in the Civil War, a monumental upheaval in the nation’s history. The Friday class, “AnAmerican Gothic,” will examine Stephen King’s gothic novel, The Shining, and address the controversy over whether contemporary horror fiction is “trashy or sublime.” Each class begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. The Thursday Civil War class will end at noon, while the other classes of the session will end at 11:30 a.m. To receive information, con-
tact seniorcollegebridgton@ gmail.com, or consult the website at seniorcollegeatbridgton.org, or call any Senior College committee member or 647-9599. The Community Center staff will not be taking registration for this program.
Spring Fling dinner Sat. NAPLES — The Naples Lions Club is holding its 5th annual Spring Fling Dinner & Silent Auction, with the proceeds going to help Naples food pantries. The event will be held Saturday, April 14, at the American Legion Hall, with doors opening at 5 p.m. There will be six food stations, one of them featuring McHatton’s “Butt Crack BBQ,” along with pizza, pasta, chowder, chocolate and desserts. There’ll also be a huge selection of silent auction items, along with door prizes and music entertainment. The two food pantries that will benefit are the Community Resource Council and CrossWalk Community Outreach.
Special to The News Dona Forke Registered Dietitian The first article in a new series! As you may know, I have been writing Dynamic Aging for about four years and recently decided to split my focus by including a new audience — families with kids. To help prepare, I recently sat down with Courtney Kennedy, the School Health Coordinator for SAD 61. I am amazed at all the good work that has been done to help our school-aged kids become healthier. Anyone who knows Courtney, knows she is a great representative for creating a healthier atmosphere in our local schools. Her role started two years ago under the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grant, which is just nearing completion. Her leadership has been such an asset, that I hope she is able to continue in this vital role. The SAD 61 Wellness Committee, under the leadership of Courtney, has started a newsletter, the Lake Region Schools Wellness Watch. Healthy students are better learners. Here’s an excerpt from the spring issue: “Each fall and spring students take part in required state testing. Nutrition plays a big role in students performing well during testing. While it is common for busy students to skip a morning meal, breakfast eaters are able to: • Learn, • Remember
• Concentrate and • Overall, perform better both socially and academically in school. Students will see the most academic benefits from a healthy eating routine that includes a regular breakfast.” So, what do you do when you are running out the door in the morning, but need some quality nutrition to start your day? Here are some ideas from “Breakfast: A Great Start,” located on the hannaford.com website Health and Nutrition section: • Hard boiled eggs — Cook several at once to have on hand and serve with a fruit. • Try some low fat or nonfat Greek yogurt with berries and ground flax added. • Banana — add two tablespoons nut butter for appetite-satisfying protein. These are just a few ideas to get you started. The important thing is to have carbohydrate, protein and quality fat each time you eat. This keeps your blood sugar constant which is important for maximizing brain power! Dona Forke is a Registered Dietitian with a nutrition therapy practice in Bridgton, as well as working as a nutrition coordinator for three Hannaford stores. She can be reached at 221-6508, email@example.com
VFW yard sale Apr. 28 HARRISON — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ronald St. John VFW Post #9328 will hold an indoor yard sale and craft fair on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post on Waterford Road in Harrison. Table rentals cost $10 each; to reserve a table, call Muffett Crowell at 809-4605 or Bev Martin at 583-2232.
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Sewing Circle supper The Edes Falls Sewing Circle held its first meeting last week, and set dates for spring and summer suppers of April 21, May 12 and June 9. They do regret that, because of rising prices, they must go up on the meal prices. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.25 for kids under 12. The menu is two kinds of beans (red and white), hot dogs, American chop suey, salads, homemade biscuits and homemade pies. Get well wishes go out to our secretary, Carol, from all of us in the Circle. The Sewing Circle’s Summer Sale will be held on Saturday, July 14, on the Naples Village Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have been given a handmade wall hanging of sailboats and the seashore, donated by Alice Fogg for us to raffle off. Thank you, Alice. Wayne Flanigan will be playing at the American Legion Post on Route 11 on Saturday, April 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. He’s been learning some new songs, and like I said before, he has a won-
derful voice and sings so nice. So come and check it out. Bingo will be starting at the Legion in May. The Auxiliary’s Chinese Auction is on Saturday, May 5. If anyone has some new unused items to donate, feel free to drop them off at the lounge, or call me and I’ll make arrangements for pickup. The auction’s proceeds go to veterans services and community recreation such as baseball or softball. Condolences go out to the family of Bill Bigelow of Bridgton. I met him when my mom and I worked at Chute’s Homestead. He was the go-to guy to get things fixed; a very pleasant fella. He and his wife used to be in parades as part of the 4-wheeler group. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. The Causeway is looking good. I wonder if there is anyone left who was here for the old bridge celebration or who worked on putting it in? They should be the last one to go over the old bridge and the first over the new one.
Wendy Smith benefit FRYEBURG — There will be a benefit dance at Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Friday, May 4, to assist Wendy Smith with ongoing medical bills that she is faced with. The event will be held in the Natural Resource Building from 7 to 10 p.m. Smith recently had major surgery as part of her treatment for throat cancer. The surgery was needed because of a recurrence of the disease that she has been treated for in recent years. She is receiving ongoing radiation and chemotherapy intervention at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where she resides
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at Hope Lodge. Wendy is hopeful that she will be able to return to her home in Bridgton by early June. Wendy is a past member of Fryeburg and Bridgton Rotary Clubs and volunteered with Bridgton Fire Department for several years. Residents may remember her from her many years of employment at Norway Savings Bank in Fryeburg and Bridgton. The benefit dance will provide an opportunity for an enjoyable evening of dancing, as well as participation in a Silent Auction. For more information, call Dave Woodsome at 608-9695.
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that will include horse-pulled plowing, harrowing with discs pulled by horses, wagon rides, Belgian, Persian and other horses, picture taking, vintage autos and antique equipment of wagon riding and other events. See the beauty of fine workhorses and the equipment they pulled. There also may be other animals such as oxen, mules and steer. The Raymond-Casco Historical Society will be opened for the event, and depending on the weather, there’ll be hot dogs, chips and water available.
World Book Night North Bridgton and Harrison are two of 5,000 towns and cities across America that will give away half a million free books on one day, on Monday, April 23. Come meet those volunteers and hear the stories of where they will be distributing their books — as varied and colorful as the people themselves, and as engaging as their book choices. North Bridgton Library will host a gathering today, April 12, from 1 to 6 p.m., in preparation for the givers going out into the community on April 23. World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer book lovers will help promote reading by going into their communities
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HARRISON — When you follow the principles of Universal Design in making changes to your home or building new, these principles can enable you to remain safely in that home should circumstances change. It could be something as simple as the right kind of light switch or faucet that makes your life easier now and would be invaluable if you developed arthritis or had limited mobility. Lynne Maxfield-Cole, a specialist in Universal Design, will present “Beyond Grab Bars: Using Universal Design to Create a Safe and Accessible Home,” on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Harrison Village Library. This program is free and open to the public; for more information, contact the library at 583-2970.
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April 13, 20 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. April 13 — Library Week Celebration, 7 p.m., library. April 14-30 — $1 a Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Weds., Sat., Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell Church of Christ, Rte. 5. April 16 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. April 16 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 18 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 19 — Gardening Club, noon, library. NAPLES April 12 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. April 12 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. April 13, 16, 18, 20 — Step Into Fitness Indoor Walking Program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 647-3116. April 14 — Spring Fling Dinner & Silent Auction to benefit food pantries by Naples Lions Club, doors open 5 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. April 14 — Wayne Flanigan performing, 7 to 11 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. April 17 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. April 17 — Movie night, Moneyball, 5:30 p.m., library. April 18 — Book Group, Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood, 1:30 p.m., library. April 21 — Edes Falls Sewing Circle public supper, 5 p.m., Community Hall. RAYMOND April 16 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., Preschoolers, 11 a.m., library. April 18 — Storytime for Toddlers, 10 a.m., library. April 18 — Sparks Arks nature program for kids, 2 p.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. April 18 — Telescope information presentation, 7 p.m., library. April 22 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware. WATERFORD April 19 — Wilkins House Community Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins House, Waterford Flat, Plummer Hill Rd. AREA EVENTS April 12-May 31 — Walking for the Health of It, 8-week program, meet at 4:30 p.m. at The Riverside Trail at Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 1-866-609-5183. April 13, 20 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. 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 Silent Auction, bidding starts 4 p.m., drawings begin 6:30 p.m., Sacopee Valley Middle School, So. Hiram. April 14 — Electronics Recycling Drop-off, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. April 14-21 — Week-long book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 14, 21 — Beginning Knitters, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. April 14 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-5009. April 14 — Kids Night Out, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Alfond Ctr., Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-7661. April 14 — Swingin’ Bear Square Dance, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, So. Paris. April 14 — Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., OHCHS, So. Paris. FMIs: 743-9777. April 15 — Square Dance with Mt. Washington Valley Stompers, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Conway American Legion, Tasker Hill Rd., Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-447-5527, 603356-5546. April 15 — Pianist Oni Buchanan, 3 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. FMI: 9295412. April 16 — Conway Library Book Group, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, 10:15 a.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 16-20 — Spies, Codes and Ciphers, ages 7-12, 1 to 2:15 p.m., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-5309, ext. 4 April 16 — Awards Party for Poetry Contest, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 17 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saint Joseph College. April 18 — Prosthetic and bra fittings, by appt., Women’s Imaging Ctr., Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway. FMI: 743-5993, ext. 6851. April 18 — Readjustment Services for Veterans, 9 a.m. to noon, Windham Veterans Center. FMI: 780-3584. April 18 — Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. April 19 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Western Maine Vets Home, High St., So. Paris. April 19 — Masons in New Gloucester with Dick McCann, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, next to Town Hall, Rte. 231. April 21 — SWOAM woodlot harvesting demo by OHTS forestry students, 9 a.m., Frost Hill Solid Waste Facility, Rte. 117, Norway. FMI: 743-5976, 743-7756, ext. 1213.
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ZUMBA ENTHUSIASTS — Cynthia Nicholas, Auburn, left, and Dinah Aldrich, Windham, are certified Zumba instructors and hosts of the Moose Stock Weekend May 18-20 at Point Sebago in Casco.
CASCO — Casco Recreation is offering the following programs: Boating Safety Class. Boat owners, boat operators and everyone planning to spend time on the water in Maine are invited to sign-up for and participate in the upcoming boating education course offered through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and sponsored by Casco Parks and Recreation. The course will be taught by state-certified instructors and provide an important and potentially lifesaving review of boating laws, regulations and instruction on safe and attentive boating. The course will cover the following topics: boating and equipment, safe operation, navigation, rules of the road, laws and legal requirements, emergencies and cold water survival, and invasive and aquatic plant issues. Those successfully completing the course will be awarded a certificate of completion and material for future use. The course will be held at the Casco Community Center on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please bring lunch). Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent on the State of Maine registration card. Those under 12
CASCO — Maine’s first All-Zumba Weekend, Moose Stock, will take place the weekend of May 18-20 at Point Sebago Resort in Casco. For those pre-registered by Friday, April 20, there will be a drawing for a free weekend. In addition to a wide variety of Zumba classes, other events include a wine tasting, cruises on Sebago Lake aboard the Point Sebago Princess, and a lobster bake/carved roast beef dinner. Nightly entertainment and access to the lakeside resort’s facilities round out the activities. This weekend is open to all Zumba enthusiasts and the general public who register prior to the event, and there are two all-inclusive packages from which to choose, starting at $219. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maine American Heart Association. CASCO — Join your family For more information, call Point Sebago Resort at 1-800 530and friends on Saturday, April 1555 or go to www.dinahzumba.com and click on events. 28, to enjoy another scrumptious, traditional baked bean and casserole supper at the Casco Village Church, United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road, Route 121, in Casco Village. The supper will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and is only $7 DancingTrees, a not-for-profit organization serving families, for adults and $4 for children animals and the environment, will have a “Prize Patrol” vehicle under 10. The meal, consistcanvassing the streets on Saturday, April 21, searching for people ing of homemade baked beans and casseroles, salads, rolls and participating in Earth Day activities. Prizes will be awarded to those seen engaged in raking, gar- homemade pies, is sponsored dening, picking up trash and debris, pruning trees and plants or by the music committee and repairing dirt driveways. The idea is to honor those who actively choir. They are enlisting the honor the Earth on Earth Day. For more information, call Jacki help of many of the talented cooks from the church. Kennagh at 647-5445.
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Wilkins House potluck WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House will hold a Community Potluck Supper on Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. The Community House is located in Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Road behind the village green next door to the church. Community suppers are held on the third Thursday of each month through May. The hosts for this supper are the Holmstocks and the Murphys. Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.
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The Denmark Sheepfest is coming! DENMARK — Once again, it is time to register your sheep for shearing at the Denmark Sheepfest. This year marks the 18th anniversary of this special fiber event. It will take place on Saturday, April 21 at the Denmark Arts Center, located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark. Hours for the public are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pens will start filling with sheep around 8 a.m. as small flock owners in the area gather for the yearly ritual of sheep shearing. The old hall will be bustling, too, as vendors from near and far set up their displays of homegrown wool, handspun yarns, handmade gifts, and fiber tools. There will also be alpacas and angora rabbits to see. The event began as a service to small flock owners, but has grown in its 18 years to become
a notable fiber fair and an excellent cure for “cabin fever.” Suitable for all ages, Sheepfest offers people a chance to meet sheep up close and personally, to learn about what happens to the wool after it comes off an animal, to learn about age-old crafts still practiced, and to take part in fiber arts themselves. In the true spirit of the colonial barn-raisings and quilting bees, the Sheepfest offers people a chance to gather and talk, to learn and to help each other, to enjoy good company while the needed work gets done. There will be a pen for each group of sheep. Each sheep will take its turn under the shears of Shearer Jeff Jordan. The fleece will be skirted by a team of handlers, be rolled, bagged and weighed so it is ready for processing. Hooves will be clipped and each sheep will go home
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All about texture Members of the Bridgton Art Guild have gone wild with texture and have filled Gallery 302’s special exhibits space with interesting surfaces, both real and imagined. Surface Moves: Celebrating Texture is the theme of the new BAG show at the gallery, which will be up through May 2. In the world of art, texture refers to the perceived surface quality of a work of art. Sometimes, the surface may actually be rough or pitted, woven or embossed. Other times, the surface may, in reality, be smooth but the piece may give the illusion of texture due
to the way colors and patterns are applied by the artist. Artists have met the challenge of creating textural pieces, using a variety of media including paint, clay, wood, ink, wax and more. There is an impressive assortment of subject matter and styles. All members of the Bridgton Art Guild were invited to participate in this fun show. Artwork is for sale. Gallery 302 is located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton and April gallery hours are from 12 to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, call 647-2787 or visit ELAINE McMICHAEL painted this work entitled, “Moose Pond,” which is part of the Bridgton Art Guild’s special “texwww.gallery302.com ture” exhibit at Gallery 302 in Bridgton.
Gretchen Parlato at FA Arts Center FRYEBURG — Acclaimed jazz artist Gretchen Parlato will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65-plus) and $15 for students and are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Gretchen Parlato’s 2009 sophomore breakthrough, In a Dream, signaled the arrival of an incredibly inventive modern jazz singer. Her follow-up, The Lost and Found, demonstrates that she has staying power. In a Dream garnered international acclaim with Billboard magazine hailing it as “the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009”; it also made it onto the top year-end polls for Jazz Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice and NPR. The Lost and Found shows immediate weight and intensity, exposing a greater dynamic range. “I feel like I stepped out of my own way and allowed myself to be more revealing and vulnerable through the music,” reflects Parlato. Revealing a seamless, crystalline, and more importantly, personal voice, Parlato says that the overall theme of The Lost and Found is about accepting opposition and embracing the ebbs and flows of life. “One day we may think we’ve found all the answers, and then something suddenly happens that makes us feel completely lost as though nothing makes sense. This is life. Accepting that we are always in transition without attaching a judgment to the expe-
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Rabies is ‘serious disease’
(Continued from Page A) Kansas Road, which is an awful mess with the (road) shoulders gone. I want to make sure how does the board plan on addressing this problem...That’s an awful lot of vehicles on a poorly constructed road that is very dark.” Planning Board member Steve Collins informed the attendees that Tuesday night’s pre-application session was not intended for “substantive” information to be discussed, but rather generalized questions could be posed about the overall project. Harry Cross spoke up, saying at least 50 to 70 more people who own property near the Camp Woodlands property would have attended the April 10 meeting if they could have, but that most of them live out of state in the wintertime. “The problem is the road has got four tenting areas on it already, and all of the (Lake Region Middle) school traffic — to put RVs in on that corner, that’s a death trap,” said Cross. “Billy Walker got killed on that corner,” Cross said further. Referring to the large RVs that would be entering and exiting the Camp Woodlands property, Cross said, “It’s a safety hazard — and to put that many RVs in there, that’s another problem.” According to Cross, Konigsberg “wasn’t very cooperative” when the local snowmobile club wanted to have access across the Camp Woodlands property. “What goes around comes around,” said Cross. Michael Johnson said he lives across from the Camp Woodlands property on Kansas Road.
Johnson said he, too, has concerns about “all that traffic,” and also stated, “Another concern is the noise — the (proposed swimming) pool and (outdoor) basketball court are directly across from my home. Part of why we settled in Maine was it’s quiet.” Johnson said he is concerned what effect the proposed campground may have on the property values of nearby residential properties. Asked Johnson, “Is that going to lower, drastically, the value of my neighbors’ and my properties?” Leslie Niemy pressed Dubois on the nearness of the proposed basketball court and pool area to Kansas Road. “That’s not (a buffer of) 50 feet,” Leslie Niemy stated. “That’s not 50 feet — correct,” Dubois replied. Leslie Niemy also asked if there would be nighttime curfews at the basketball court and swim-
ming pool area. “As far as using the basketball court and pool at 10 o’clock at night — that’s a sound issue and a safety issue,” she said. Laura Handrahan said her family has owned their property on Long Lake near Camp Woodlands “since 1905.” “It’s really a special place to all of us, and we would like Jeff to have success, (but) there are already six cabins times eight to 10 people, plus the 115 RV sites. I just don’t see how you can control that. Camp Woodlands closed in 1979, nearly 30 years ago.” Jane O’Meara Sanders of Vermont said her family has owned its nearby lakefront property “for 105 years — five generations.” “The density of this project is beyond anything we could imagine,” Sanders said. “It will have a significant impact on air quality, noise, lighting, the lake and the aquifer.”
(Continued from Page A) of Bridgton, who is an Animal Damage Control agent certified by the State of Maine. “Any warm-blooded animal can contract rabies — the least likely to get it are possums, because their body temperature is a lot lower than other warm-blooded animals.” State Epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention said April 9 that the incidence of rabies in Maine during the months of January and February 2012 increased from 2011. He said rabies is most often found in skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats. “Rabies is something everyone needs to be aware of — the risks and taking precautions — I’m hoping people will understand that rabies is a very serious disease,” said Dr. Sears. “Compared to last year, in January and February of this year we saw more animals positive for rabies, because we have had such a warm season — wild animals are out more and earlier — the numbers (for rabies) were higher for January of this year than last year,” stated Dr. Sears. “I think the most important thing is that rabies is around all of the time — though more in the summer,” said Dr. Sears. “Clearly, in your neck of the woods (southwestern Maine), there are a lot of potential exposures. We see rabies now pretty much all the time.” “I had multiple calls last summer of fox coming up too close to people — near little kids,
tion end. Essentially, the wax is the medium used to draw the designs on the egg. “The trick is getting the wax hot enough so it is liquid, but not so hot that it blobs out,” Smith instructed. As far as giving out tips on using the kistka effectively, Smith responded, “That is the part about practice. It takes a steady hand.” One participant said, “I wish there was a vice you could put the egg in.” Whether the women were intently and silently focused on the craft at hand or sharing observations, the dozen plus community members could not stop expressing how much fun they had at the workshop. For Mezzanotte, the eggart has intrigued her for
decades. “I’ve always loved these. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve looked at them and wondered how they were made,” the resident of Stow said. She summarized her experience in one word: Fun. In fact, doing the craft was so enjoyable for Mezzanotte that she planned to order online the necessary supplies and take another whirl at Ukrainian egg-decorating. Sharon Kelly, of Lovell, said she signed up the workshop “because the library was nice enough to offer it.” “It was a lot of fun. It was so fun. I would love to do this again,” Kelly said, adding that some of the women at
the table planned to share the cost of materials and do the project as a group. “I knit and spin. So, adding another craft, well, there’s not enough hours in the day,” Kelly said. Another Lovell resident, Carol Legault, became interested in the Ukrainian eggdecorating when Smith showed some of her finished eggs to a local knitting group. “I don’t think I could do it on my own. It was quite a process,” Legault said after she finished wiping away the wax from her egg, and was smoothing the first layer of varnish over the shell. “This workshop was wonderful,” she said. “The eggs came out beautiful – everyone’s design was different.”
THE FORMER CAMP WOODLANDS ON LONG LAKE IN BRIDGTON — is the location of a new 115-site RV campground that would have five cul-de-sacs with each having several campsites on it. The project would be developed in phases, according to Tom Dubois, of Main-Land Development Consultants, Inc. Camp Takajo owner Jeff Konigsberg is the owner of the proposed Camp Woodlands Family Campground off Kansas Road.
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(Continued from Page A) Consequently, chickens wandered into the discussion. The conversation arrived at Sue Mezzanotte’s tale of finally catching the fox that had been getting its nightly snack from her chicken coop, and how she had yelled ‘Drop it” to a wild animal that didn’t understand or heed commands in English. Laughter erupted, and talk turned to other dangers to the chicken pen: fisher cats and domestic dogs running unrestrained. Then, the room was quiet, as they focused on the finemotor-skill task of using a kistka. The tool measures half the size of an unused pencil. A tiny metal wire helps heat the black wax, which when melted travels to the applica-
If it’s wild, let it be...Wild animals really need to be left alone, — Dr. Stephen Sears State Epidemiologist too,” said Knight. “Animals basically lose their minds, when they get rabies — they get more aggressive. If you see an animal with porcupine quills in its nose, that’s a sign the (rabies infected animals) are going after slower prey.” “Wild animals really need to be left alone,” Dr. Sears cautioned. “We only test animals (for rabies) when there has been an exposure or there is a need to know,” said Dr. Sears. “If there is more exposure in a certain area, we will test more. Rabies is pretty much distributed throughout the state.” “Bats are the ones we have the most exposure to, because there are more bats,” he stated. Jack Knight agreed, saying, “Bats are a biggie — raccoons and skunks are the most common — in our area, we have a lot of fox and people have been feeding them.” History of rabies in Maine “Going back almost two decades, there was no rabies (in Maine),” said Dr. Sears. “Rabies moved in to Maine in the 1990s and pretty much came north from raccoons that carried it here. Over the last decade, there’s no question we’ve had rabies almost all the time. We issued health alerts about rabies earlier this year because it was just clear to us that, probably due to the warmer winter, more animals were out — that seemed to be the more likely reason why we saw more rabies in January of this year than last year. It’s evened off more now — (the rabies numbers) for March look more like March of last year — but it’s still a lot.” Precautions to take “We need to remind people to
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One of my dearest friends went through a spell of selfinflicted chaos recently. It was the good kind of chaos, the kind sparked by a dream and the need for newness and growth, and where opportunities waited eagerly behind each possibility — the greater of several goods, if you will — but it was never clear what form the culminating opportunity would take. Oh, there were plans and groundwork and checklists and a schedule, but even with all the strategy it was still stressful, and enough things were up in the air that both the timing and the landing place were uncertain — like when a cat jumps at night from a moving train. My primary job during all this was to listen, which has become easier as I’ve grown older as I seem to have less to say, or at least less that I feel I must say. Listening (as opposed to merely hearing), is a talent, perhaps even a gift, and I take the job seriously; plus, it’s typically inside work with no heavy lifting. Not that I was a silent partner, that I didn’t add my two cents in now and again, because I did, offering an outside (if not entirely disinterested) perspective during lulls, quelling
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any rising panic, tossing logic into the mix occasionally, repeatedly pointing back to the big picture, wiping away the occasional tear, looking for ways to lighten both the load and the mood. And encouraging, always encouraging. The dream eventually took shape exactly as it should — exactly as we would have known it must, had we gotten far enough ahead of it to look back on it before it got here; but that doesn’t happen with dreams, and it’s why we’re each given a measure of faith. A few weeks before the dream came true, as an offering of cheer and to fan the cooling
embers of enthusiasm during a worrisome ebb, I had written an e-mail which ended with “because you, my friend, are inevitable.” And she was. And the tension drained away. And her path is now sure and clear of obstacles. The whole business reminded me of one of my own bouts with self-inflicted chaos. Many years ago, stuck for four years in a foreign city two thousand miles from our beloved Maine, I’d finally had enough. One hot day, I gave my notice at work
and drove a “For Sale” sign into the dusty ground in front of our suburban bungalow. Impulsive? Perhaps. But I missed my old friends and the sound of rain on the roof and spring peepers and the smell of living earth and wood smoke; and, well, I just knew I had to go home. Driven by resolve, caffeine, faith and prayer, our young family got down to the messy and wearying business of uprooting ourselves and heading east. My wife and children were excited, expectant and seemingly without worry, but as our impending departure date loomed, I felt the ever heavier and shifting loads of uncertainty and responsibility. One frantic day, while painting the house to get ready to sell it, I stood on a stepladder in the blazing sun, sweaty and CHAOS, Page B
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It is very late in the session for a new piece of legislation to be introduced, so I was skeptical when I was approached by the Secretary of State with a request to submit an after-deadline bill. After seeing the data, I was convinced that something had to be done this year to address the dangers posed by young drivers, and I agreed to sponsor “An Act to Encourage Responsible Teen Driving.” That there is a problem right now is obvious. Between December 2011 and March 2012 there were 12 fatal crashes in Maine resulting in 16 deaths. The “at fault” driver in these crashes was between the ages of 15 and 24. Overall, while drivers between the ages 16 and 24 make up only 13% of Maine drivers, they account for 36% of all auto crashes in the state. Additionally, the crashes they are in tend to be more severe. Young drivers are more likely to be involved in crashes directly related to risk-taking behavior, such as speeding, distracted driving and alcohol use. Finally, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Mainers ages 1 to 24. The bill does several things to improve safety. First, it seeks to make sure that drivers are more experienced before they get an unrestricted license. When a new driver first gets a license they are issued an “intermediate license,” which carries some restrictions, such as driving with non-family members and driving between midnight and 5 a.m. This bill increases the time period for an intermediate license from six months (180 days) to nine months (270 days). This should cut down on both distracted driving and drowsy driving among inexperienced drivers. Most importantly, the bill
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To The Editor: After reading last week’s Bridgton News, it seems to me somebody in the town office has a special interest in the once Chapter 11 property. There has been a lot of communication about that property between that office and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. But, the McDonald’s project has run up against a stone wall with the DEP, and not one word has been said to them from the town office to push it through. Just something that I thought needed to be said. In need of a quarter pounder, Ken Ribas Bridgton
To The Editor: Okay, Mr. Jones. In the spirit of brief is better: My letters are periodically returned by The Bridgton News for going over the word limit. I try to become more “succinct.” Sometimes, I succeed. Sometimes, I fail. At my worst, a 4,200-word letter to the editor never happened. Despite it all, the patient editor of The Bridgton News still publish me, failing to see that the content of my writing is not worthless, but simply another point of view. In the spirit of the First Amendment — ordinary citizen that I am — I speak the truth, best that I can, to those quick to bully, discredit and disempower others with whom they not only disagree, but wish to render powerless, more than likely to retain a sense of intellectual, moral superiority and entitlement. (See the excellent story in The Bridgton News about bullying programs within our local schools). It is relevant to this dialogue with you as much as you might see it as meandering and beside the point. You have not been “flippant to avoid being rude.” You are rude, at least to me. Tom McLaughlin is (in writing) rude to most of humankind. His empathy and respect seem reserved for right-wing Catholic Bishops, anti-environmentalists, sperm, wealthy people and
LIBRARY BENEFIT — Maine author and actress Elizabeth Peavey will be performing her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes are Not My Mother, at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. This performance is a benefit for the Friends of the Bridgton Library. The $12 tickets are being sold in advance and may be purchased at the Bridgton Public Library or by contacting Diana Fallon at 6473641. (Photo by Shoshannah White) those capable of hard work and keeping their mouths shut no matter how unjustly they are treated. Question? Is this failure of empathy or inability to take advantage of any form of criticism built into the DNA? Is it learned behavior? Or, is it simply intellectual arrogance enforced by co-dependent people fearful of rocking the boat? It is odd, but I don’t have a single person in my life who agrees with me about everything. However, I do give and have the respect of friends and family, whether we are Republicans, Democrats or Independents, Catholics, religious or atheists and agnostics. This is because of how we behave toward one another even when we disagree. I suggest you, Mr. Jones, as someone who openly admires succinct, factual, intellectual thought read The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Final Days in Jerusalem by the theologians Marcus J. Borg and John
Dominic Crossan. I am, along with millions of others, deeply influenced by the life and death of Jesus. I do my little bit of writing as I look through the lens of local, contemporary life as it reflects universal concerns about justice, truth, peace and love as our sins and moments of courage are reflected in how we treat one another. Oh dear, I went over 250 words. This letter contains 408 words. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton
To The Editor: Want to reduce local taxes? Recycle! Jon Chappell Bridgton
To The Editor: In his Medicare Nugget column of April 5, Stan Cohen states that Maine has received $5.8 million “to help Maine implement key provisions of
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the Affordable Care Act.” He further states that 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.” I assume that other states have received similar amounts, or perhaps more, since many have larger populations. Multiplied by 50, this adds up to billions from you and me, the taxpayers. What are we getting for this money? Funds for research, planning, technology development, and “research and planning necessary to build a better health insurance marketplace and determine how its exchange will be operated and governed.” Who will be in charge of this money? Will we, the taxpayers who are footing the bill, be informed about the use of these funds? It does not sound like this money will directly provide health care or improve the health for any citizen. It sounds like it will be used to build more government bureaucracy. Several suggestions in Senator Susan Collins’ column in the same issue would do more to build a better health insurance marketplace and offer affordable health care to all citizens, especially allowing insurance to be purchased across state lines. Miriam S. Wetzel Casco
To The Editor: One-person recreation departments, most commonly found in small rural communities, are totally dependent on volunteers to help make sports programs, vacation activities, holiday events and other special programs and functions happen throughout the year. Other than the eight-week summer day camp and swim program with paid staff, Harrison Recreation depends solely on volunteers who bring their knowledge, energy, enthusiasm, creativity, talents, commitment, safety awareness and fun to all those who participate. In other words, our valuable volunteers make less work for that one-person recreation department while bringing great joy to the many age groups who participate. With that being said, I would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who so generously volunteered their time during these past few weeks for two special events — the March Madness Senior Social and Giant Easter Egg Hunt — as well as our new monthly program — the April Senior Social and Luncheon — that otherwise would not have been possible. Thank you so much to the March Madness crew: Doug Holt, Barry Richardson, Kelly Howard, Lynn Guerin, Stacey Freeman, Laurie Kidd, Angie Duguay, Lisa Winslow, Ray Laplante, Linda Gazza, Pat Sutherland and Maurice Kautz. Thanks to the gang who helped with the Giant Easter Egg Hunt by filling 900 Easter eggs or hiding them all over Crystal Lake Park, as well as leading the different age groups to their hunting area: Arlin Bigelow and Peggy Mills for helping me fill the eggs, Barry LETTERS, Page B
Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist
Remembering Uncle Joe
It had been a while since I lost a close family member. Lately, however, I’m losing several, and others are seriously ill or injured. It’s not as hard with the older ones, but some are younger. A couple of friends and acquaintances have passed too. Lots of suffering and dying lately. Joe Haggerty was my favorite uncle and my last surviving one. He was part of the “Greatest Generation.” He did things for me no one else took time to do. He took movies of us kids growing up — 10 hours of 8mm film chronicling two decades that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him buying a camera and then pulling it out so many times as we were growing up. Joe taught me to appreciate music and art. He explained what caused the Great Depression. He taught me to sail. He organized a surprise party when I finished graduate school. He encouraged me and everyone else to strive and to savor life. And, he was an example of someone who did both. Uncle Joe lived on a lake. That was wondrous to me as a kid. Go swimming or fishing any time you want? Amazing. When he took his family on vacation somewhere, he invited our family of eight children to stay there, even when knowing that some of us wet the bed. He came to our house in Tewksbury every Christmas Eve. For the first few years, he and Aunt Pat gave each of us kids a new pair of pajamas. Practical, but ho-hum. Then one year, he gave the whole family a ping-pong table. My brother and I became quite good. Who needs pajamas? Joe smiled a lot. I have a hard time remembering him when he wasn’t grinning. He had a positive outlook, always looking for a silver lining and his life wasn’t always easy. For years, he and Aunt Pat were unable to conceive and they adopted three children. Then she got pregnant — with triplets! None made it, however, living only a few days. Very sad. Later, Aunt Pat got MS. Joe nursed her lovingly for years until she died, and I never heard him complain. He joined the Navy before World War II broke out and was assigned to guard the Panama Canal as a crewman aboard a PB4Y — a huge “flying boat” that could land in water and take off from it. I asked him if he ever saw action and he answered, “Yes and no.” While flying a diplomat from Hawaii to Australia the clouds opened and he looked down at the Battle of the Coral Sea raging below. He hoped no
Japanese pilots looked up and spotted his big plane because they would likely have shot it down, but the clouds came back together and they proceeded unmolested. So, he saw action, but did not participate. A painting in one of the U.S. History books I used to teach from depicted just the kind of view he would have seen and I’d share Uncle Joe’s story with my classes each year. After the war, he went to Northeastern University on the GI Bill and became an electrical engineer. As the grandson of Irish immigrant coal miners, that was a big deal. He was the only one if his generation on both sides of my family to have gone to college, much less graduated. After years at Raytheon and RCA, he changed careers and taught economics at a small college in Massachusetts. It was then I asked him what caused the Great Depression and he took the time to give me an understanding that I’ve built on throughout my life. Asking other family members how they remember Uncle Joe, I hear that he listened. He was easy to talk to. They trusted him. I drove down for his 90th birthday three years ago. He’d been a widower for some time by then and he introduced me to his “lady friends.” There were five of them. He went dancing with them regularly. He played the piano. He was a prolific painter, mostly with JOE, Page B
By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Medicare Part B is the part that covers physician services, outpatient services, lab tests, durable medical equipment, Xrays and other health services. Part B has a monthly premium of $99.90 in 2012 (somewhat higher for beneficiaries whose annual income exceeds $85,000). Some folks do not sign up for Medicare Part B when they are first eligible because they are covered by group insurance through an employer or union or fraternal organization, or are covered by their spouses insurance. These seniors have a special enrollment period when they can sign up for Part B: • Anytime while they are working and still covered by the group health plan or; • During the eight month period that begins the day after they retire or the group health plan ends (whichever happens first). If they sign up during this special enrollment period, there is generally no late enrollment penalty. Note: this special enrollment period does not apply if they have COBRA coverage or have been on a retiree health plan for more than eight months. Those who do not sign up for Part B during their special enrollment period can enroll between Jan. 1 and March 31 of any year. Their Part B will then be effective the following July 1, but they may have to pay a higher premium for late enrollment. That penalty is computed at 10% for each full year that the beneficiary could have had Part B, but was not enrolled. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.
Back in the Day By Lega Medcalf Bridgton Historical Society 140 Years Ago in The Bridgton News, April 1872 • The following statement from Dr. C.E. Hill will be read with pleasure by our people. “I am glad that I can state to the people of Bridgton, this week, (April 4) that all the cases of small pox in town are discharged as well; without any fears of new cases coming up. There is now not the least danger of people coming to this village as they have usually done.” • Abusive personal letters addressed to the editor of The News seem to be the order or the day. Last week, we gave our readers a “specimen brick” to which the author had the
with his fellows leads him to believe that the writings of such low, abusive and cowardly communications is not unbecoming in a gentlemen of intelligence and high social position. • FARM FOR SALE. A farm of 27 acres of good land, 3/4 of a mile from Harrison Village. The farm is well divided with good water, plenty of fruit, and has a one-story house, 24-by30, barn 20-by-38, with outbuildings all in good repair. Price $650. This is a great bargain. • Probably not since the day tickets were sold for a reading by Charles Dickens has such a crowd been gathered together in front of a building waiting their turn for entrance as was seen in front of the City (Portland, Maine) Liquor Agency on Saturday night. There was a long queue formed
manliness to attach his name; this week we have a more cowardly if not a more abusive anonymous communication from a correspondent who from his legal-aped handwriting we judge to be some briefless (sic) barrister who has but little to occupy his attention, and whose limited intercourse
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(Continued from Page B) Richardson, Lisa Winslow (the Easter Bunny), Dimitri DiBiase, Bobbi Scribner, Rytel Reynolds and Cameron Reynolds. Many thanks to those who helped with either sponsorship, baking, cooking, homemade ice cream, games, providing music and cleanup during the April Senior Social and Luncheon: Harrison Lions Club and members Steve and Maureen Johnson, Lisa Winslow, Dana Hemmingway, Sue Carr, Kelly Howard, Barbara Cattali, Helen and Sam Sampson, Linda Kellough Gazza, Dianne Jackson and to the United Parish Congregational Church for generously providing us the place to gather and have fun. Special thanks to our Town Manager Bud Finch for his
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To The Editor: Voters of Bridgton, I just wanted to say thanks to all my friends and their friends, the people I met going door to door, and the people I met at the town’s transfer station one morning while I was collecting signatures. With your help, I was able to collect more than enough signatures to put me on the ballot to run for the SAD 61 Board of Directors for a threeyear term come this June. They have already been validated. If you would like to know more about me or follow my campaign closer, I have created a Facebook page named “Peter LETTERS, Page B
(Continued from Page B) miserable. I’d lost sight of the big goal, the dream of being home in Maine, and saw only the overwhelming tasks that blocked the way. When my fiveyear-old daughter, Amanda, came bouncing out and asked to help, I reluctantly said “yes,” seeing only inescapable inconvenience. And I was right. She needed constant attention and assistance: sleeves rolled up, the proper small brush selected, instructions on careful dipping into the bucket, and so on. And when she finally got down to business, she only dabbed in tiny splotches when there seemed acres to cover. Then, I felt a wet yellow splash on my left calf. “Oops,” she said. “Be more careful,” I scowled. Then, a moment later, “Oops” again, followed by another splash and a giggle. I was in no mood for such silliness in the face of grim reality, and so I steamed a bit.
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of men, some with kettles, some with bottles, some with flasks, each anxiously awaiting their chance to provide for the sick ones at home. Judging from the show, the city is in a wretched state. • We are informed that our neighboring town of Norway, which has recently aroused from her business lethargy, has been very liberal in her efforts to attract business to the place, sometimes exempting from taxation for a term of years business establishments after they were actually built and in running order. The result has shown the wisdom of this course in the large number prosperous manufacturing establishments now doing business in Norway. Real estate has advanced at least 25 percent in that town during the past two years, and everywhere unmistakable evidences of prosperity are to be seen. Let our voters turn out en masse tomorrow and show by a unanimous expression that they are ready to meet enterprising capitalists who desire to invest their money in Bridgton at least halfway. • A sensible lady in this village (Bridgton) protests against the wearing of trailed dresses on the street. Street costumes sent over from Paris are now made short enough to clear the ground; and ladies just returned from abroad are surprised to find American ladies dragging handsome silk skirts on the dirty sidewalks. These editorials, articles and advertisements were culled from The Bridgton News archives at the Bridgton Historical Society, 5 Gibbs Avenue. Visit us at www.bridgtonhistory.org for museum hours and schedules of events held at the in-town museum and at the historic Narramissic farmhouse in South Bridgton.
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Bridgton – Fantastic westerly mtn views of Pleasant Mtn. & Mt. Washington. Thoughtful custom home designed for low maintenance/energy efficient. Flexible living space for family & guests. Impressive heated 2-car garage set up as workshop. Many artful, unique details. Great value! $294,900.
Then, out came happy Mom, all smiles and wondering what was going on. “What are you doing, honey?” she asked the little girl. “I’m painting with my dad,” Amanda said. “Actually,” she added with a whisper and a finger to her lips as if giving away a secret, “I’m painting on my dad.” And then came the laughter, peals of laughter, yes, even from up on the stepladder, and all the tension just drained away. The big picture had been standing right in front of me the entire time as a little girl with a paintbrush and a giggle and a disarming preposition. For Amanda, the future was now, right here with her dad, and life need be no more complicated than that. And so on we painted, and then we sold the house, and then we packed the huge van and drove east toward home. Maine, as it turned out, was inevitable.
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(Continued from Page B) Morrison For School Board.” Again, thanks for your support and now onto June. Peter Morrison Bridgton
Right now, the “super committee” is looking for ways to axe $1.5 trillion from the federal budget over the next decade. Medicare and Social Security, two of America’s most successful programs, are on the table. I find this to be appalling. The committee must present a deficit-reduction plan to Congress by Nov. 23, so time is running out for Mainers to make their voices heard. What Congress should be cutting is Medicare waste and fraud. They should be closing tax loopholes. Why would Congress even think of turning to the 50 million seniors who have earned their Social Security benefits over a lifetime of hard work? It simply doesn’t make sense. We need our lawmakers to stand up for us and protect our benefits. Not doing so could jeopardize our access to doctors and hospitals. Not doing so could reduce the benefits for thousands in Maine who rely upon their Social Security checks for 90 percent or more of their retirement income. Any cut of any size will be nothing short of devastating. Mel Gatch AARP Chapter President Millinocket
To The Editor: We had a great turnout at the Easter Festival in Bridgton. We would like to thank About Time Graphics, The Bridgton News, Carmen Lone of the Bridgton Community Center, David Allenson of The Umbrella Factory/Tony’s Foodland, Bridgton Car Wash, Renys, Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group (BRAG) members and their families, relatives, the Easter Bunny, and all those attended. Thanks also to Stevens Brook Elementary School and the Naples Grange. The winners of the raffles were: Maureen Ferguson, Donna King, Dave Carter, Amy Lindgren, Cody Santamore and Rebecca Noone. We appreciate all the support. Please keep your eyes open for future upcoming events The Board of Directors and the family of Laurie A. To The Editor: Carter Bergen The Rufus Porter Museum is on a roll, working throughout the winter to find ways through the maze of rules to make our goal of a move to the new To The Editor: As the congressional Joint facility on Main Street (in the Selection Committee on Deficit Webb-Gallinari house) a reality. Reduction continues to delib- Our journey is lifted every time erate, many of us are feeling someone volunteers to make a as though our futures and the step forward for the museum. We want to thank Andrew futures of our kids hang in the balance. I hope anyone read- Lowell and his dad, Roger, for ing this will take a stand and their efforts last week to remove contact their own legislators to two trees from around the house, let them know how they feel. which were causing damage, No cuts to Social Security or and had to be removed prior to Medicare — not now, not ever. restoration of the exterior sid-
Thanks to residents
ing. Together, they worked for nine hours on two days, aided by Blaine Chapman and Jon Richardson on the second day to help with the cleanup. Hayes True Value Hardware contributed the use of their lift truck at a reduced rate, and Rolfe Construction kindly allowed free disposal of the debris on their property. Knowing so many volunteered their time and equipment to clear the way for work to begin on the house has made our day brighter, and it is heartwarming to know we have the support of so many Bridgton residents. Bids for exterior siding repair and painting will be opened soon, as part of the Community Development Block Grant we received last year. Together, we will continue to grow, and we are deeply grateful for all the help we are receiving in volunteer time and donations. Judy Graham Board Secretary Rufus Porter Museum
Uncle Joe (Continued from Page B) watercolors. He was good at both. With my wife and mother, we toured the west of Ireland together the following spring. I was concerned that she at 85 and he at 90 would slow us down, but I needn’t have been. I had to pull them both out of a Doolin pub our first night there because I wanted to go to bed. We looked around the village of Crossmolina in the County Mayo countryside from where their grandparents (my great-grandparents), Peter Haggerty and Kate McDonnell, came. Both knew Kate, but Peter had died of black lung in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. before they were born. Uncle Joe has joined them now in the Great Beyond where we’ll all go someday. I’ll have some more questions for him when I get there and I’m confident that he’ll take the time to listen. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at email@example.com
A GRASS FIRE — off Route 117 in North Bridgton near (Bridgton) Academy Beach was extinguished by the Bridgton Fire Department around 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputy Bridgton Fire Chief Tim Cook said the grass fire was likely caused by a carelessly disposed of cigarette. (Ackley Photo)
On Bridgton Police blotter
These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, April 3: 4:22 p.m. The theft of $41 in gasoline from a gas station on Main Street was reported. 10:05 p.m. Christopher Muszynski, 34, of Bridgton, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and failure to pay a fine and was held on a probation hold, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Dugway and Middle Ridge Roads. Muszynski was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 10:05 p.m. A caller reported a house on Fowler Street was egged the night before. Wednesday, April 4: 12:09 a.m. Police officers responded to a report of a general disturbance at Sawyer Circle and made three arrests. Derek Dechesne, 23, of Bridgton, was arrested for violating a condition of release. John Paul Berry Jr., 20, of Casco, was arrested for failure to pay a fine. Kayla Marie Clifford, 25, of Casco, was arrested for failure to pay a fine. Berry and Clifford were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 3:21 p.m. A laptop computer was reported stolen from Bridgton Academy. 7:35 p.m. A report was received that a motor vehicle was allegedly traveling up and down Pinhook Road at a high rate of speed with
a juvenile on the roof of the car and others skateboarding behind the vehicle. Myron A. Robbins, 18, of Bridgton, was charged with driving to endanger and permitting the unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Robbins was released on personal recognizance. A seventeenyear-old male from Bridgton was charged with operating after suspension and driving to endanger. The male juvenile was released to their parent. 11:04 p.m. Steven M. Blakely, 28, of Bridgton, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on Harrison Road (Route 117). Blakely was released on personal recognizance. Saturday, April 7: 10:20 a.m. Bridgton Police assisted the Bridgton Fire Department at a grass fire on Harrison Road near (Bridgton) Academy Beach. 3:07 p.m. Police and United Ambulance responded to Highland Lake Beach for a report of a female slumped over the steering wheel of her car. 8 p.m. No injuries were reported when a 2002 Jeep Liberty operated by Kathryn B. Martel, of Bridgton, struck and killed a moose on Route 302 (North High Street). Route 302 was shut down for a short period of time until the moose could be removed from the accident scene. Sunday, April 8: 5:21 p.m. Bridgton Police assisted the Bridgton Fire Department at the
scene of a woods fire next to the cemetery on Kansas Road believed to have started from a campfire. 7:45 p.m. Two police officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call on Little Mountain Lane where they arrested Patrick J. McKinley, 55, of Bridgton, for domestic violence assault and obstructing the reporting of a crime. McKinley was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 10:32 p.m. Police responded to a report of a female “banging on the doors and screaming” at a Cross Street residence. Melleoney R. Knight, 43, of Bridgton, was arrested for disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest or detention. Knight was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Monday, April 9: 12:01 a.m. No injuries were reported when a 2004 Jeep Liberty operated by Heather Breton of Bridgton, struck a deer on Route 302 near New England Boat and Recreation. 8:18 p.m. A verbal warning was issued to an individual following a report of three gunshots fired on Main Street. 11:04 p.m. Tyson L. Garcia, 35, of Bridgton, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, following a traffic stop on North Bridgton Road. Garcia was released on bail. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued five summonses and 41 warnings.
JUST LISTED – ADAMS POND Chance of a lifetime to own Adams Lake Cottages in Bridgton!
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69 COLONIAL CIRCLE – Just listed dormered cape home with 1,664 sq. ft. on 1-acre lot. This home has 2 baths, deck, full dormer, and within minutes of downtown Harrison. OFFERED AT $159,000!
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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.
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DENMARK – 24 acres, 727 ft. of water frontage! Rustic log cabin stones throw to waters edge. Expansion possible. New driveway. Property includes field with mountain views and woods. Unique opportunity for Buyer. $596,000.
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BRIDGTON – Prime location for home or commercial. 6.77 acres. 2story home with sunroom, bonus room, living room, kitchen/dining area, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Oversized 2car garage. Mountain views! Open sunny location. Minutes to Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. $110,000.
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FRYEBURG – Wonderful intown farmhouse. Sunny country kitchen, lg. laundry/mudroom, formal dining room, living room, front room/family room, 3/ 4 bath. 3 bedrooms up and full bath, barn for storage. $139,000.
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BRIDGTON – Cape-style home with 4 bedrooms. New kitchen, new wiring, many other new improvements. Fireplace in large living/dining area. Enclosed, heated porch. Large unfinished addition. Oversized garage - can fit 4 cars. Home in process of finishing updates. $169,000.
Fun & games
April 12, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page B
Puzzle: Earth Day Across 1. Jacobs and Chagall, e.g. 6. Lake in Provence 9. Angelina’s partner 13. Seize or take over 14. Boxer Clay 15. Grease another’s palms 16. Lord’s estate 17. For every 18. Painter’s helper 19. *Endangered _______ Act 21. *Re-purpose 23. Traveler’s destination 24. Evade payment 25. End of a fuse? 28. *Quickly spreading desert 30. Island famous for bears 35. Faubourg Saint-Honore and Rivoli, e.g. 37. Where batters practice 39. Neatly smart in dress, dapper 40. Gaelic 41. Acquired behavior pattern 43. Freezing temperature in Celsius 44. Colorado national park 46. ____ Lee 47. *What most cars do with pollutants 48. Type of engine 50. Beaks 52. ___ Paolo 53. Like a painting on a wall
FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from April 2 through 8, 2012: Monday, April 2: 8:30 a.m. A report that someone was removing clapboards from a house on Pierson Road was investigated. 10:55 a.m. The theft of items from a garage on Smith Street was reported. Tuesday, April 3: 3:40 p.m. A 2001 Chrysler sedan operated by Duane Eugene Bond, of Paradise Valley, Az., struck a utility pole on Route 5 (Lovell Road). Bond was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H. 5:30 p.m. A Fryeburg Rescue member was bitten by a dog while on a medical call on Hemlock Bridge Road. The individual went to the hospital for treatment of the dog bite, and the Animal Control Officer was notified. Thursday, April 5: 9 a.m. A report of a theft on Haleytown Road was investigated. Friday, April 6: 11:56 a.m. A subject reported vandalism to his motor vehicle on Howe Street. Noon Two llamas were reported running loose on Haleytown Road. The Animal Control Officer was notified. 8:32 p.m. A police officer spoke with a subject on Main Street about burning without a permit.
55. Top seed in tournament 57. Because of that 61. *Gaylord Nelson to Earth Day 65. Group of wives 66. Sea in Spain 68. Garden dweller 69. *Diminishing layer 70. One who plays for pay 71. Harry’s Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts 72. R in RIP 73. Bottom of pants, e.g. 74. Triangular road sign Down 1. “____ the word” 2. As quickly as you can 3. Ancient Germanic alphabet character 4. Cash Return on Capital Invested 5. *Rachel Carson’s “Silent ______” 6. 200 of these in Daytona 500 7. Type of brew 8. Type of clouds, pl. 9. Make like a donkey 10. Reduced instruction set computer 11. Cain’s victim
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12. Mark for omission 15. Appear inviting 20. Steve Buscemi’s character on “Boardwalk Empire” 22. Bugling ungulate 24. Beginning of universe? 25. *An objective is to save these 26. _____ Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 27. *Outer layer of seeds 29. Sheep cries 31. Fog or stupor 32. Milk and bread on a grocery list, e.g. 33. Courtyards
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34. *_____ Protocol, a framework for climate change 36. Nostradamus, e.g. 38. Irish name of Ireland 42. Something best not mentioned 45. “In the grand ______ of things” 49. Center of activity 51. Cozy and warm 54. Usually depicted as beautiful maiden 56. Boredom 57. God of thunder 58. *Atmospheric dust, vapor, smoke and moisture 59. Aphrodite’s son 60. Popular rock opera 61. “____ Russia with Love” 62. Ignorant person 63. Male version of Emily 64. Tear violently 67. “____ we there yet?” Solutions on Page 8B
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint made by the Lake Region School District regarding a “financial scam.” On April 2, a former student’s parents received a call from a person claiming to be the SAD 61 financial coordinator, according to Captain Craig Smith of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The caller indicated there had been an error in the former student’s grades 10 years ago and his diploma was going to be revoked, affecting his college loans and his life, unless a check for $550 was sent to rectify the problem, Capt. Smith said. The Lake Region School District (SAD 61) is not soliciting funds for this purpose and in no way authorized it, the captain stated. Capt. Smith said the Lake Region School District and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office encourage anyone who has received or does receive similar calls to contact the Sheriff’s Office or the School District to report the activity. The Sheriff stresses that any solicitation of funds over the phone, social media or by e-mail by should always be verified and confirmed prior to sending any check or money order.
County arrest log CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The following individuals were arrested for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Gary Kent Catalano Jr., 34, of Harrison, at 11:51 a.m. on April 4 in Harrison by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay a fine. Todd Irl May, 51, of Harrison, at 6:19 p.m. on April 6 in Harrison by the Maine State Police for speeding more than 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit and driving to endanger. Fred Lawrence Brackett, 38, of Brownfield, at 9:28 p.m. on April 6 in Bridgton by the Maine State Police for failure to appear in court.
ARREST LOG, Page B
Page B, The Bridgton News, April 12, 2012
CHALMERS INSURANCE &
Part of the Chalmers Group
100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 www.chalmers-ins.com
1985 19’ BAYLINER — $3,600 or best offer. Also hospital bed, hutches, dressers, washer & dryer, armoires and entertainment center. Call for info at 647-8255 or 671-2556. 2t14
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
WORK WANTED EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44 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@ yahoo.com 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 LAWN CARE, TREE WORK — light trucking and more. Call for more info and rates. 553-0169, 583-2595. 4t14x SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electric work in the local area. Call 6478026. tf45
$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46
HARRISON — Main Street, sunny 2nd floor 2-bedroom apartment, fully -applianced in “like new” condition. (Continued from Page B) Available now at $895/month heat included. For information or to apply, Beth Marie Frost, 59, of Naples, at 4:43 p.m. on April 7 in Naples contact Susan at Heritage Rentals at by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for reckless conduct and FIREARMS – Supplies. Buy, sell, 207-583-6001. tf42 failure to stop for a law enforcement officer. trade. Wanted, firearms, ammunition & military items. Sweden Trading DENMARK — Studio apartment. Ashley Jenna Brandt, 22, of Raymond, at 8:54 p.m. on April 7 in Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 Heat, hot water, electric and cable Raymond by the Maine State Police for failure to appear in court. included. $550 per month. No pets. Call OXFORD COUNTY DRY FIREWOOD — $250 a cord, 452-2223. 2t15x cut, split & delivered. Call 583-4694. The following individuals were arrested and charged with crimes 9t9x NAPLES — 1-bedroom apartment. allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Route 35. No smoking, no pets. VEHICLES FOR SALE Off $600 month includes heat & electric. Oxford County Jail in Paris: Jared Wayne Eastman, 22, of Porter, at 11 p.m. on April 8 in Porter tf9 2000 ¾-TON FORD VAN — $3,950 Call 207-899-5052. or best offer. Call 647-8255 or 671- BRIDGTON — 4-bedroom house, by the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office for operating a motor vehicle 2556. 2t14 walking distance to town. No pets. while under the influence of an intoxicant. Corey Joseph Warren, 26, of Fryeburg at 7:27 p.m. on April 9 in JESUS IS LORD – new and used $1,400 per month plus utilities. First, Fryeburg by the Department of Probation and Parole for violating a last & security deposit. For more auto parts. National locator. Most 1t15x condition of probation. parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s information, call 583-9009. Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridgton, REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 207-647-5477. tf30 NAPLES — 5-bedroom with full in-law FOR RENT apartment, dock on Sebago, rights to 3rd PORTLAND — A 27-year-old man from Casco has been indicted BRIDGTON — Furnished 1-bedroom beach. $390,000. Call Chris, 207-693tf15 on a felony Class B charge of theft by deception brought by the apartment. Heat & utilities included. 4408. $200 per week plus security deposit. NORWAY — Lot on cul-de-sac at Frost Maine Department of Labor. Call 647-3565. tf38 Homestead. Offers quiet setting, specJohn Allen was indicted on April 5 by a Cumberland County CASCO — Completely furnished tacular Mt. Washington views, and ten- Superior Court grand jury on the Class B theft by deception charge, rooms, heat, lights & cable TV includ- nis courts. $95K. 207-743-8703. www. as well as a misdemeanor Class D charge of unemployment fraud. He 1t15x ed. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, LandMaine.com 207-650-3529. tf44 BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, is alleged to have committed both crimes from March 2009 through November 2011. SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly cleared. carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, lake tf21 view, beach nearby, quiet, no smok- $59,000. 207-650-5669. ing indoors, no pets. Includes heat & BUSINESS SERVICES electric. $765 month plus security. 787SEBAGO — Nearly 50 fire- Crest View Road Saturday night, 2121. 4t14 HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. fighters from 11 Lake Region saving the structure from sustainCash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice one- tf12 communities responded to a fire ing serious damage. bedroom apartment, great location, nonat a three-story home on Eagle The State Fire Marshal’s Office smokers, no pets. $650 per month, heat J. C. HURD — Property Management/ will be investigating the cause of included. 617-272-6815. 4t14 Caretaking. Home/cottage, building the fire that broke out April 7 and repairs, lawns, fields, trees and NAPLES — Large, bright, 2-bedroom, road driveway maintenance. Lovell & at the single-family home that 1½-bath mobile home in a small park. surrounding towns. Call 207-925-6125. was under renovation, according Buying and No pets. $575 monthly plus utilities. tf12 to Deputy Chief Alan Greene. FMI call 221-3423. tf13 Offering Greene said the fire appears to B AND M REPAIR — Heavy and light US Coins LOVELL — Very large apartment: 1 duty equipment, small engines, welding, have started on a back deck and Gold & Silver bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and liv- fabrication. $45 an hour. 890-5869. 8t8x spread through the walls to the ing room with fireplace in new carriage Bullion attic of the structure that is locathouse. $995 month includes electricity, B & P DAISYFIELD FARM — Lovell. TFCD laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Quiet Family-friendly farm offering full board, ed less than one mile from the with mountain views and Kezar Lake 50’-x-60’ indoor & 65’-x-200’ outdoor Sebago Fire Department’s fire access. No pets/ no smoking. 1 year arena, miles of trails from property, 142 Main Street station. Only one person was at lease/first and security deposit/reference heated tack, large grooming room. 207Conway, NH check required. (207) 925-6586. 4t14x 925-1594. 8t13x 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors HOME, Page B
Casco man indicted
Firefighters save home
PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. BN 15 Go to our website www.harvesthills. org for details or call 935-4358, ext. HELP WANTED 21 tf3 NORTH BRIDGTON — Nice oneEXPERIENCED MECHANIC — Full time. ASE certified, preferably FIREWOOD SEASONED — $225 bedroom apartment, easy access, great inspections license, must have own a cord. Green $200 a cord. Cut, split location. Non-smokers, no pets. $650 tools. Call 693-3158. 2t15 and delivered. Willing to travel. 890- per month, heat included. 617-2724t14 5869. 8t8x 6815. ASSEMBLY POSITION — available - medical goods. PT, FT. Non- FREE FREE FREE FREE — BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 2-bath, smoker. Respond with resume & ref- Metal removal - we also clean out charming Victorian duplex, in-unit W/D, erences to Tony Martineau, PEP, 103 basements, attics and garages. 207- dishwasher, heat, hot water, basic cable, 20t4x Wi-Fi, trash, mowing, parking, fresh Smith Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037; 651-3173. paint, cat ok, dog considered, email@example.com 1t15 HILLTOP FIREWOOD — tion required. Pictures on Craigslist. 1t15 EXPERIENCED — housekeep- Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call $850 + deposit, 831-1470. tf20 ers. Clean cottages, public spaces for details, 890-9300. at Migis Lodge, South Casco. May through October. Previous experience FIREWOOD — Seasoned or green. Do you have what it required. Call Adam, 655-4524. 4t13 Cut, split and delivered. Call Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 10t8x takes to join our team?
RON PERRY CARPENTRY — Renovations and new construction. 35 years of experience, no job too small or too big. Bridgton, Me. 978-502-7658. 4t13x MOBILE FIREWOOD — Processor. Will work up tree length wood to any size firewood. Does a cord an hour. Willing to travel. $45 an hour. 890-5869. 8t8x DENMARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior Painting.Also, Paper hanging. 40 years of painting experience. Call for estimates. Call John Mathews, 207-452-2781. tf49
Diesel Mechanic 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full benefit package available, all inquiries are confidential. 4T12CDX
Rte. 302, Bridgton
Is Now Hiring!
GARAGE SALE — Wood chipper, tools, folding table, gas grille, shop vac, kerosene heater, portable fan, household items. 121 Raspberry Lane, Bridgton. Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1t15x
Part-time Housekeepers Part-time Weekend Front Desk Manager Overnight Relief Personnel
BURNER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
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!
ESTATE/YARD SALE — Behind Norway Savings Bank, Fryeburg, 10 Oxford Street. April 13, starting at 2 p.m. April 14, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tons of box lots, furniture, cast iron decorated 1800’s fireplace surround, jadeite green pedestal sink, pink marble sink, old child’s mannequin, glassware, books, blown glass fishing floats, old chandeliers, bead board closet, industrial shoe rack, clothes, books, all kinds of general household goods. 1t15x
Rte. 302, Bridgton • (207) 647-0980
Saturday, April 28th • 8 A.M. – 2 P.M. Ladies Auxiliary / Ronald St. John VFW Post #9328 Waterford Road, Route 35, Harrison
Reserve Your Table Early ... $10.00 Each Contact Muffett Crowell 809-4605 or Bev Martin 583-2232
103 North Bridgton Road
207-595-8741 or 207-647-2555
The Naples Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Youth Librarian. The successful candidate will have experience working with children and teenagers, a high level of computer literacy, project management skills, excellent communication skills, and information discovery skills. Other important traits include initiative, energy and patience. The Youth Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a wind range of services, material and programs.
25 Years Experience � Fully Insured
Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars
STUART SALVAGE 838-9569
POSITION VACANCY Office Assistant
The Town of Bridgton is seeking an individual to serve as an Office Assistant. This is a part-time, per diem position. Responsibilities include: extensive public service; posting and filing various licenses; collection of real estate, personal property and excise taxes; assisting with preparation and maintenance of election materials; and additional duties as assigned by the Town Clerk. Knowledge of modern office practices and equipment, including computers; the ability to organize, file and set priorities is a must. High school diploma supplemented with experience in office procedures is required. Submit application and resume to Town Clerk, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009. Interviews will be scheduled after all applications have been reviewed. The deadline for filing application is April 20, 2012. The Town of Bridgton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month
Radiodetection, a global multi-technology company with a range of products for cable and pipe location, pipeline integrity monitoring and dry air pressurization, is looking to fill the following position in our Bridgton, Maine facility:
3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
This position will perform general and semi-complex assembly tasks in a wide range of products. The ideal candidate will have five years plus experience in a manufacturing environment and experience with hand and power tools. High School diploma or equivalent required. Ability to read blueprints and soldering experience a plus. Radiodetection offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a generous 401(k) match; tuition assistance; paid vacations; holidays and more. Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com; fax to 207-647-9496; or mail to Radiodetection, 154 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009, Attn: Human Resources. Radiodetection is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please mail, fax or email a cover letter and resume by April 23, 2012 to: Christine Powers, Naples Public Library, PO Box 1717, Naples, ME 04055, Fax: 207/693-7098, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1T15CD
TOWN OF BRIDGTON
• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood
• Tree Removal • House Lot Clearing • Pruning • Brush Mowing
If you like the idea of going home at night tired, but satisfied that you were able to help folks make important decisions about their garden or landscape — you need to apply.
Send resumes to: Mark’s Lawn & Garden, 688 Portland Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009.
*Before June 1, 2012
Price subject to change. Let us help keep you warm.
Happy Employees Wanted
Prior experience would be a big help but being energetic about gardening and motivated is a great start. Prior sales experience would be helpful but not a must.
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Mark’s is looking for happy, self-motivated employees to assist our retail and landscape customers at our garden center in Bridgton, Maine. A good fitting candidate will be highly-energized, motivated, and self-directed. At Mark’s we believe a happy employee, who is excited about gardening, is #1.
No. Bridgton, ME 04057
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. Affiliates of
YARD SALE — Saturday, 9-3, 41 Pinhook Rd., Sandy Creek. Furniture, power chair, dishes, lots of clothes, Red Sox shirts, Nascar shirts, lots of odds & ends going cheap. Too much to add. 1t15x
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20
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.
DRIVERS CDL-A — Your current 10-20 have you down? Why not Get Home, Get Paid, 2012 tractors/trailers to boot? 888-219-8040. 2t14x
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Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act
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.
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Volunteers needed for trail maintenance effort
ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL DAY — The Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club, in conjunction with eWaste Recycling Solutions of Auburn, will hold its third annual electronics drop-off day at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School parking lot in South Paris from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 14. There is no disposal fee for TVs, monitors, printers, fax machines and any electronic device. Shown working last year’s event is Kiwanian Phil Corneliusen of Norway.
Forestry students lead demo estry questions. Frost Hill is located off Route 117 between Norway and Harrison. Coffee and donuts will be available at 8:30 a.m. prior to the 9 a.m. session that is
free and open to the public. For more information, call Merle Ring at 743-5976 evenings or Al Schaffer, Region 11 forestry instructor, at 743-7756, ext. 1213.
FRYEBURG — Thanks to all the volunteers and businesses throughout Western Maine and Mount Washington Valley, hundreds of miles of roadways and villages will be clean of litter again this year on Saturday, May 5 as part of Valley Pride Day. “Each year the efforts and participation grows. Families and friends cheerfully come out to do their part by picking up litter
along the roadways. Businesses step up to sponsor the event and thank the volunteers for their efforts,” said Donna Woodward, project manager. “Together, we make a major impact on the environment and create a pristine presentation of our corner of the world.” As always, each town will have a location where volunteers can go to pick up trash bags, bottled water and gloves (if needed). Communities and pickup stations that are participating (so far) this year are: Fryeburg,
TOWN OF CASCO Public Hearing April 24, 2012 Liquor License Application The Casco Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on April 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Casco Community Center, to review an application by Migis Lodge, Inc., D/B/A Migis Lodge, located at 30 Migis Lodge Road, South Casco, Maine, for a malt, spirituous and vinous liquor license. 2T15 PUBLIC NOTICE
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.
s/Mary Tremblay Administrative Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE
There will be a site walk conducted by the Harrison Planning Board at the Olde Mill Tavern Map 45, Lot 159, 56 Mill Street, Harrison, Maine. The walk will be on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. The next Planning Board meeting for Site Plan Review will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2102 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. 1T15
about trail maintenance day or other Loon Echo events, contact Jon Evans at email@example.com or call 647-4352.
Aquatic plant ID workshop LOVELL — The Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), in conjunction with the Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee (LIPPC), has scheduled an aquatic plants identification workshop in Lovell on Thursday June 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. Participants will break for supper, so bring a sandwich for supper, or plan to get something from Rosie’s. The workshop will be held in the Stephen & Tabitha King Meeting Room on the lower level AQUATIC, Page B
Valley Pride Litter Campaign set for May 5
spectacular views along the way. Interested volunteers should meet Loon Echo staff at the Ledges trailhead, located three miles down Mountain Road from Route 302 in Bridgton at 7:45 a.m. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects nearly 4,000 acres of land, and Pleasant Mountain Preserve is one of six preserves that are open to the public. Other Loon Echo preserves include Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton; Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco; Pondicherry Park in Bridgton; Sylvan Woods in Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve in Bridgton. Loon Echo currently maintains more than 20 miles of multi-use trails at these preserves. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholandtrust.org. For more information
s/Mary M. Tremblay, Secretary Harrison Planning Board
American Legion; Brownfield, Recreation Center; Lovell, VFW parking lot; Stow, Neddenriep Farm; Albany, Albany Town Hall; Madison, Elementary School; Chatham, Webster’s Store; Conway, Chamber Information Booth; North Conway, Hampton Inn; East Conway, Twombly’s Market; Center Conway, Saco Bound; Intervale/Kearsarge, Kearsarge Post Office; Bartlett/ Glenn, Patch’s Parking Lot; Eaton, Inn at Crystal Lake; Jackson, Grammar School; and Tamworth/Chocorua, Lyceum
TOWN OF CASCO Nomination Papers
Nomination papers will be available at the Town Office for the following offices: • One (1) member of the Board of Selectmen/Overseer of the Poor. (3-year term) • One (1) member of the MSAD #61 School Board. (3-year term) • One (1) member of the Open Space Commission. (3-year term) The filing deadline for nomination papers is by the close of business hours at the Casco Town Office on April 27, 2012. 3T15 Public Notice
TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD
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
CASCO/NAPLES BULKY WASTE Casco/Naples Transfer Station CLOSING THE CASCO/NAPLES BULKY WASTE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH CASCO/NAPLES TRANSFER STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN
Nomination papers will made available on March 19, 2012, at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, in Bridgton for the following offices: Two (2) Selectman/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor for three (3) year terms; Two (2) Planning Board Members for a three (3) year term; One (1) Planning Board Alternate Member for a three (3) year term; Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a two (2) year term; Two (2) MSAD 61 Director for a three (3) year term; One (1) Trustee of the Water District for a three (3) year term. The nomination paper filing deadline is the close of business hours on April 28, 2012 (however, papers will be accepted until April 30, 2012 because of the weekend per 21-A M.R.S.A. Section 6). 9-12-15
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Firefighters save home home, when the blaze broke out, according to Greene. Firefighters from Sebago, Baldwin, Bridgton, Casco, Cornish, Denmark, Harrison, Hiram, Limington, Naples and Standish responded to the fire that was brought under control in 45 minutes, with firefighters clearing the scene around 1 a.m. Sunday. United Ambulance personnel assisted at the fire scene, as well.
50-plus social club Are you “alive” or just “existing?” Are you sitting home alone wishing you had something to do and someone to do it with? Do you feel like going out, but have nowhere to go? Tired of watching everyone else having fun? Stop by the Bridgton Community Center (Depot Street) on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and be a part of a growing social club for single people 50-plus years old. Just because you are 50-plus and single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life. Whether, you like to play cards, kayak, ski, hike or just enjoy an impromptu get-together. There will be a variety of activities scheduled. Anyone can host an event. Just write it on the social calendar and see who responds. If you are over 50 and single, get involved. This is a great way to interact with other 50-plus singles. This is not a dating service, but if you meet someone “good luck.” It is a social club for people with similar interest to connect and network. Let’s enjoy the next chapter in our lives!
BA online auction to honor grads As a special way of honoring the Class of 2012, Bridgton Academy will be hosting Destination Graduation 2012, a unique online auction that opens Sunday, April 29. The auction will offer parents, family members and interested alumni a special collection of Bridgton Academy items commemorating the 2012 class year. Featuring items such as framed and autographed team pictures, VIP seating at commencement, personalized jerseys, and even a BA football helmet autographed by Victor Cruz ‘05 — look no further for the perfect graduation gift. With the auction closing on May 9, most of the items will be available for pickup during the Friday night awards dinner. Proceeds benefit Bridgton Naples Academy’s 2012 Annual Fund.
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of recyclables can be done at the Hampton Inn in North Conway, where the Green Team and 4 Our Kids Recycling Company will be standing by to take care of it thanks to Waste Management and their single-stream recycling. Drop off must be done between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Pride Day only. Flyers will be posted throughout the communities this week
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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
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Village Store. These stations will be open starting at 8:30 a.m. so participants will have plenty of time to get supplies and register where they plan to clean. You may leave your bags along the roadways and volunteers will be by to pick up and transport these bags of litter to the transfer station or to the Hampton Inn in North Conway where Waste Management containers will be available. Disposal
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Dinner & Silent Auction Sat., April 14
American Legion Hall Naples Doors open at 5 p.m. FUNDRAISER FOR NAPLES FOOD PANTRIES • Six Food Stations: Special: McHatton’s “Butt Crack BBQ” Pizza, Pasta, Chowder, Chocolate, Desserts • Huge Silent Auction selections • Door Prizes • Music ALL PROCEEDS TO THE TWO NAPLES FOOD PANTRIES: Community Resource Council and CrossWalk Community Outreach
NORWAY — The Western Maine chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will hold its April meeting at the Frost Hill Solid Waste facility starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Oxford Hills Tech School forestry students are conducting a commercial harvest on about five acres of town-owned land on the Frost Hill site off Route 117. The students are harvesting mostly white pine, skidding them to a landing near the stump dump and processing them into boards with a Thomas portable sawmill, which will be set up on-site. Students will demonstrate safe tree falling, skidding and sawmill work. Foresters will be on-site to answer for-
Loon Echo Land Trust needs volunteers to help with spring trail maintenance on the Ledges Trail of its Pleasant Mountain Preserve. Each year, Loon Echo staff is joined by the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and a group of hardy volunteers to prepare the popular trail for the hiking season. This year, the trail workday is set for this Saturday, April 14. “A lot of folks ask me how they can give back and how they can help,” said Loon Echo’s Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Jon Evans. “Trail maintenance is a great way to do just that! It’s always fun and everyone has a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.” The work involves cleaning drainage ditches, clipping brush and trail hardening. Some tools will be supplied, but you should come prepared with work boots, gloves, water and energy-rich snacks. Don’t forget your camera, because there’ll be some
STANDISH — The Schoolhouse Arts Center will perform Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling beginning Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. and running through April 29 at their theater at 16 Richville Road in Standish. Showtimes for the play, directed by Mike Hjort, are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 642-3743 or go online to www.schoolhousearts.org
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ID aquatic plants Woods Pond Water quality survey (Continued from Page B) of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. It is one of only nine to be held in Maine this summer, and the only one in Oxford County. These are intensive hands-on workshops intended to familiarize participants with both native and non-native (invasive) plants. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain the skills necessary to protect the waters of your watershed, and there is no cost to attend! To sign up, e-mail your name, phone number and your choice of the Lovell workshop to: www.mainevlmp.org
The Woods Pond Water Quality ing, swimming, and boating. Algae owner and to the town’s tax base. the Town of Bridgton, Cumberland Committee (WPWQC) will conduct blooms depress shoreline property Partnering with WPWQC are County Soil & Water Conservation a survey on Saturday, April 28 in the value, which is a loss to both the Lakes Environmental Association, SURVEY, Page 12B Woods Pond Watershed to identify erosion sites that affect water quality. Soil erosion from the land carries phosphorus into lakes, which feeds algae blooms that ruin fish-
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and announcements will be made on WMWV. You can also find updates on the Mount Washington Valley Chamber site or go to the Valley Pride Day Facebook page. Thanks to NH Beautiful and Waste Management over 6,000 trash bags will be available.
Over 60 cases of water have been donated by Dasani. Saco River Medical Group donated the gloves this year, The staff at Hampton Inn will be making sure everyone gets a chance to socialize and bask in their accomplishments by hosting the biggest barbecue in town starting at noon. Tom Spaulding,
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manager of the Hampton Inn, will be opening up the indoor water park for the kids to enjoy, as well. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Flatbread Pizza will add to the celebration and Nancy Ray returns to offer entertainment. If you have questions or comments please e-mail donnawbe@ gmail.com or call 207-441-8170.
CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 firstname.lastname@example.org McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.BridgtonCPA.com
ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323
APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands email@example.com 595-4020
CARPETING Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com
CATERING A Fine Kettle of Fish Catering Personal chef service/catering Sheila Rollins 583-6074 www.finekettleoffishcatering.com
CHIMNEY LINING The Clean Sweep LLC Chimney Cleaning Service Supaflu and Stainless Steel Chimney lining and relining Dana Richardson 935-2501
WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. firstname.lastname@example.org 807-625-7331
ATTORNEYS Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030
BOOKKEEPING By The Book Bookkeeping Services 12+ years QuickBooks experience A/P, A/R, Checkbook/bank reconciliations Tax preparation – References available 207-749-1007, email@example.com
CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples 693-6000 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675
CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.elliamanners.com 207-647-3015 Bridgton
DANCE INSTRUCTION The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964
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 www.lakeregioncleaning.com
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: email@example.com 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 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com 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 MountainViewDentistryMaine.com
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 www.thurlowscarpet.com
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 PaulSBrown.AIA@gmail.com
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 eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746
CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton
Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor 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 www.greatnortherndocks.com 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 www.mciverelectric.net
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 www.clementbros.com
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 www.Q-Team.com Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474
VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135 Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter www.rozziemay.org - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373
WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small 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 – MaineYogaHouse.com
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Spring sports previews The Schedule
Varsity Baseball 4/13 Greely, 4:00 4/23 Gray-NG, 4:00 4/25 at Yarmouth, 4:00 4/27 Fryeburg, 4:00 4/30 at Poland, 4:00 5/2 at Waynflete, 4:00 5/4 Wells, 4:00 5/7 at Falmouth, 4:00 5/9 at Sacopee, 4:00 5/11 York, 4:00 5/16 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/17 Freeport, 4:00 5/21 at Fryeburg, 4:00 5/23 Poland, 3:30 5/25 at Gray-NG, 4:00 5/30 at Wells, 4:00 Varsity Softball 4/13 Greely, 4:00 4/23 Gray-NG, 4:00 4/25 at Yarmouth, 4:00 4/27 Fryeburg, 4:00 4/30 at Poland, 4:00 5/4 Wells, 4:00 5/7 at Falmouth, 4:00 5/9 at Sacopee, 4:00 5/11 York, 4:00 5/14 at Traip Academy, 4:00 5/16 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/17 Freeport, 4:00 5/21 at Fryeburg, 4:00 5/23 Poland, 3:30 5/25 at Gray-NG, 4:00 5/30 at Wells, 4:00 Track & Field 4/27 at Cape Elizabeth, 3:30 5/4 Yarmouth, Wells, Poland, 3:30 5/7 Fryeburg, Greely, 3:30 5/11 at Greely, 3:30 5/18 at Sacopee Valley, 3:30 5/26 at Yarmouth, WMC, 9:00 Boys’ Lacrosse 4/12 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 4/18 at Westbrook, 4:00 4/21 Fryeburg, 11:00 4/25 at Bonny Eagle, 4:00 5/2 at Falmouth, 6:30 5/4 at Wells, 5:00 5/7 York, 4:00 5/10 Yarmouth, 4:00 5/12 Biddeford, 11:00 5/18 at Fryeburg, 4:00 5/22 at Waynflete, 4:00 5/30 Wells, 4:00 Girls’ Tennis 4/10 at Old Orchard, 4:00 4/24 at Wells, 4:00 4/25 Freeport, 4:00 4/30 at Waynflete, 4:00 5/2 at Falmouth, 4:00 5/4 Greely, 3:30 5/7 at Fryeburg, 3:30 5/9 at Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/10 Old Orchard, 4:00 5/14 at Freeport, 4:00 5/16 Yarmouth, 4:00 5/18 at Old Orchard, 4:00 5/21 York, 4:00 5/23 North Yarmouth, 4:00 • Home matches played at Camp Skylemar in Naples Boys’ Tennis 4/24 at Wells, 4:00 4/27 at Oxford Hills, 3:30 5/2 Fryeburg, 3:30 5/18 Oxford Hills, 3:30 5/21 at Wells, 4:00 5/22 Freeport, 4:00 5/23 at Fryeburg, 3:30 • Home matches at Camp Skylemar in Naples LAKER VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Kim Peterson, 12th year Roster: Laker players are battling for varsity squad ladder positions. Top singles players will be seniors Nele Haunschild and Monica Couvillion. Seniors Alice Sanborn and Katherine Merrill are looking at playing #1 doubles position. Impact players to watch: Other players looking at making an impact at the varsity level are newcomers seniors Theresa Butler and Momoka Nakamura; juniors Alyssa Kepler, Kayla Reinhard and first year player Hannah Conley; and sophomore Frances Kimball. Strengths: The Lakers have 26 players out for tennis this year (eight freshman). “Many of them are just playing for the very first time. I wouldn’t be surprised as the season progresses that we may see some changes and players moving up the ladder,” Coach Peterson said. LR GIRLS’, Page 11B
ALLISON CLARK, a senior, will be a big factor as Lake SARAH HARRIMAN, a sophomore, helped lead the Raiders Region fights for a playoff berth this spring. With several to a perfect season and Class B state title last season. Fryeburg returning players, can the Lakers clear the hurdle this time? is expected to be one of the top contenders in the West.
Laker scouting reports Raider scouting reports VARSITY SOFTBALL
Head Coach: J.R. Warren, 14th year Assistant Coach: Brian Clark JV Coach: Leanne Boody Returning players: Seniors Allison Clark, Heidi Jewett, Abby Craffey, Rachel Wandishin and Emily Bartlett; Juniors Kristina Morton and Kayleigh Lepage; Sophomore Samantha Marucci. Last season: The Lakers finished with an 8-8 record, but missed the playoffs. “It was a disappointing end to the season. We played some really good games and had many positives to take away and build upon this year,” Coach Warren said. Strengths: Seven starters return, improved hitting, senior leadership, and the ability and attitude shown by the younger players (freshmen and sophomores). Question marks: How the Lakers respond under pressure. Consistent hitting up and down the batting order. Everyone staying healthy! Positives seen this preseason: Coach Warren says the younger players seem very coachable and eager to learn. “Hitting, in general, seems to be far ahead of last year at this point,” Coach Warren said. “Returning players have more confidence in their abilities and want to improve upon what we saw as weaknesses last year.” Season outlook: Coach Warren hopes to see improvement both on offense and defense and be in the mix at playoff time. He feels the Lakers can achieve that goal with seven to eight returning players from a year ago, who gained a lot of varsity experience. A talented group of freshmen and sophomore players will create competition at most positions.
VARSITY BASEBALL Head Coach: Randy Heath, first year Assistant Coach: Sam Dyer JV Coach: Rich Hines Roster: Seniors Zach Allen (P/OF), Alex Hall (3B/P), Jake Anderson (3B/OF/P), Dakota Bush (LF) and Chris Gerrish (RF); Juniors Mike Mageles (CF/P), Kyle Stevens (2B/P), Derek Douglass (1B) and David Scammon; Sophomores Cody Gibbons (3B), Ben Chaine (SS), Tucker Irish (C/P) and Zach Heath (1B/ P). Impact player to watch: Zach Allen, LR’s top hurler. “Zach’s pitching and leadership will be huge for this team. We have a lot of younger players, and Zach’s experience will be very important to how this team progresses,” Coach Heath said. Strengths: Playing as a team; speed on the bases; aggressive approach. Question marks: Youth, depth and academic eligibility. “The Achilles heel to our male sports here at Lake Region has been keeping players academically eligible. We’ve stressed to players that we need them to be available all season,” Coach Heath said. “We’re trying hard to change the attitude here. We’re trying to develop a positive atmosphere where there is no finger pointing when things go wrong.” Positives seen in preseason: Coach Heath likes the “desire to win” and “team first attitude” his players have shown during the preseason. “Players are showing they have trust in their teammates, which will be huge for us,” he said. Keys to success: Pitching, team unity and aggressiveness. “My philosophy is to build a team that players want to do what is best for the team, not themselves,” Coach Heath said, “We want to be aggressive and force the action. We want to pressure our opponent and force mistakes. If we pull together as a team and our pitching holds up, our goal is to make the playoffs.” VARSITY BOYS’ LACROSSE Head Coach: Don White, fourth year Assistant Coach: Robert Davis-White JV Coach: Gordon Leach Roster: Seniors Ryan Chute (attack), Ryan Skillern (attack), Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg (defense), Jake Fleck (defense), Joe Turnbull (goalie), Timothy Leach (middie) and Eli Szeto (middie); Juniors Mike Brooks (defense), Tyler LaPlante (attack/middie), Erik Christensen (defense), David Cosgrove (defense), Lewis Morton (defense), Jarid Pierce (goalie) and Tyler Harnden LR BOYS’ LACROSSE, Page 11B
Head Coach: Fred Apt, 14th year Assistant Coaches: Chris Dutton and Wayne Rivet JV Coach: Kristina Stevens Roster: At press time, Coach Apt had yet to select his full varsity roster. He is expected to make varsity and junior varsity selections following the Raiders’ trip to Connecticut during school vacation week. Impact players: Seniors Brie Pelkie, Maggie McConkey and Maddie Smith; juniors Carla Tripp and Maddie Pearson; sophomore Sarah Harriman. Strengths: Pitching, catching and outfield. The Raiders will be strong up the middle with all-conference players, pitcher Sarah Harriman (who recorded eight shutouts during the regular season, striking out 180), catcher Carla Tripp and centerfielder Maddie “Whammer” Pearson. FA also returns all-conference third baseman Maggie McConkey. Fryeburg will feature a very fast outfield with Pearson and senior Maddie Smith. The defending Class B champion Raiders led the league in hitting a year ago, outscoring the opposition 130 to 19 during the regular season, 150 to 29 overall. Fryeburg has a nice mix of speed and power (Harriman hit .400 and Pearson .391 with 21 RBI) in this year’s line-up, which was on display in a doubleheader sweep of Telstar Saturday. Question marks: Team bonding, inexperience in the infield and leadership. The Raiders lost three starters to graduation. Coming off a record 20-0 season and capturing a third state title in four years, Coach Apt has stressed the importance of good team chemistry and fundamentals during the preseason. There has been strong competition for starting positions, as well as spots on the varsity squad. Positives you have seen during the preseason? Communication and work ethic. What will it take to enjoy a successful season? “Unselfish play could lead us to success. Last season, we saw just what unselfish play can do,” Coach Apt said. Season outlook: “Our goal is simple — play to the level that we are used to. I will tell you, we do not talk about wins or losses — just how we play the game, the right way,” Coach Apt said.
VARSITY BOYS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Justin Chaffee, second year. Roster: Senior/Captain Barrett Wilson (singles), Johnny Zhang (singles/doubles), Roger Liang (singles/doubles) and Lin Dong (doubles); Junior Kevin Yeh (doubles); Sophomore Evan Zheng (doubles); Freshmen Jonathan Burke (singles), and Hideaki Nakurama (singles/doubles). Impact players to watch: Senior Barrett Wilson is a key player to watch. He is currently making the transition from doubles to developing his singles game. “Barrett is showing a lot of desire to improve, and is rounding out his game nicely,” Coach Chaffee said. Another player to watch is “very talented” freshman Jonathan Burke. “He shows a willingness to attack the net, and is probably the most athletic on the team,” Coach Chaffee said. “This will only help his tennis improve.” Hideaki Nakurama has the shots to challenge the top spot for singles. “For him, it’s a matter of consistency and the balance of controlled aggression,” Coach Chaffee said. Johnny Zhang and Roger Liang are also players that are rounded enough that they could play doubles or challenge for the singles positions. Strengths: The Raiders have an incredibly enthusiastic group of players. “They all want to get better, and just enjoy being out there, playing the game,” the coach said. “This is a huge positive in progressing to the next level. As mentioned, there are about five players that can beat each other any given day, so this provides us with a mixture of depth, and also the competition that the players will push each other. I think each player has a certain idea of their strengths, and together we can build their game around it.” Question marks: Fryeburg lost a number of its top players from last year. “So, the majority of our starters are from the junior varsity or are new to the team. No question, this year will be more challenging of a year with inexperience and perhaps confidence,” Coach Chaffee said. “A second question mark is that we do not BOYS’ TENNIS, Page 10B
Varsity Baseball 4/13 at Wells, 4:00 4/20 Poland, 1:00 4/23 at Greely, 4:00 4/27 at Lake Region, 4:00 4/30 Falmouth, 4:00 5/2 at Sacopee, 4:00 5/4 at York, 4:00 5/5 Yarmouth, 4:00 5/11 at Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/14 at Poland, 4:30 5/16 Gray-NG, 4:00 5/18 York, 4:00 5/21 Lake Region, 4:00 5/23 at Waynflete, 4:00 5/25 at Freeport, 4:00 5/30 at Greely, 4:00 Varsity Softball 4/13 at Wells, 4:00 4/20 Poland, 1:00 4/23 at Greely, 4:00 4/27 at Lake Region, 4:00 4/30 Falmouth, 4:00 5/2 at Sacopee, 4:00 5/4 at York, 4:00 5/5 Yarmouth, 4:00 5/11 at Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/14 at Poland, 4:30 5/16 Gray-NG, 4:00 5/18 York, 4:00 5/21 Lake Region, 4:00 5/25 at Freeport, 4:00 5/30 at Greely, 4:00 Track & Field 4/27 Traip, Freeport, Yarmouth, 3:30 5/4 Cape, Gray-NG, Old Orchard, 3:30 5/7 at Lake Region, 3:30 5/11 at Greely, 3:30 5/18 at Sacopee, 3:30 5/26 at Yarmouth, WMC Champ 6/2 at State Championships Boys’ Lacrosse 4/12 Bonny Eagle, 4:00 4/21 at Lake Region, 11:00 4/28 at Marshwood, 12:45 5/3 at Freeport, 4:00 5/5 at North Yarmouth, 4:00 5/7 Wells, 4:00 5/9 Waynflete, 4:00 5/12 Westbrook, 10:30 5/14 Yarmouth, 4:00 5/18 Lake Region, 4:00 5/22 at Cape Elizabeth, 6:00 5/24 at Wells, 6:30 Girls’ Lacrosse 4/13 at Wells, 6:15 4/20 at Biddeford, 11:00 4/26 Noble, 4:30 5/1 at Waynflete, 4:00 5/3 Freeport, 4:00 5/8 at York, 4:00 5/9 Falmouth, 4:00 5/15 at Yarmouth, 6:00 5/18 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/22 at North Yarmouth, 4:00 5/25 Greely, 4:00 5/29 Wells, 4:00 Boys’ Tennis 4/24 Yarmouth, 4:00 4/25 at York, 4:00 4/27 at North Yarmouth, 3:30 4/30 at Freeport, 3:30 5/2 Waynflete, 3:30 5/7 at Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 5/9 at Waynflete, 3:30 5/11 Greely, 3:30 5/14 North Yarmouth, 4:00 5/16 at Yarmouth, 4:00 5/21 Falmouth, 4:00 5/23 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 • Home matches played at Forest Acres Girls’ Tennis 4/24 at York, 4:00 4/25 Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 4/27 Waynflete, 3:30 5/2 at North Yarmouth, 3:30 5/4 at Yarmouth, 4:00 5/7 Lake Region, 3:30 5/9 Freeport, 4:00 5/11 at Cape Elizabeth, 3:30 5/14 at Old Orchard, 3:30 5/17 York, 4:00 5/18 Falmouth, 4:00 5/22 at Greely, 3:30 • Home matches played at Forest Acres RAIDER VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Chris Chaffee, fourth year Roster: Coach Chaffee is very excited and looking forward to the season and what the Raiders can accomplish. “The girls team this year is packed with depth making us have group of very competitive players,” he said. This year includes #1 singles player sophomore sensation Maria Roca de Togores. Playing #2 singles FA GIRLS’ , Page 10B
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TRAVEL CHAMPS — The Lake Region sixth grade boys were champions of their division in the Freeport Youth Basketball League this season. The LR boys went 22-6 on the entire hoop season, including 10-0 in the Freeport League regular season. Pictured, left to right: Coach Shawn Griffin, Coach Brian
(Continued from Page B) have a large roster, so avoiding injuries and things along that nature will be something we need to be cautious of.” Lastly, Chaffee says it will be challenging to see where exactly each player fits in their given position and to ingrain a game plan within each player in terms of strategy will be something he will continue to try and instill in each player. What positives you have seen in preseason? Coach Chaffee said, “We have a driven group of players, who are looking to compete, improve, work together and push each other. We know there are challenges and we are excited to rise to them.” What will it take to have a successful season? Instilling confidence in the team will be huge, because of the inexperience. “I want each player to develop their strategy before a match with a game plan in mind, not just hit the ball hard. Tennis is very much like a chess match, so it is vital to not only have a game plan before each match, but also for the players to learn to try and problem solve, during the course of a match,” Coach Chaffee said. “I can coach them what I see what is working, and what is not, but in the end they need to execute. I want to try and have each player be aware of their strengths and how they can build a winning game around their strength, while at the same time being aware of their weaknesses, or weaker shot, and try and improve it, so it’s not such a liability when match time comes.” Coach Chaffee thinks the Raiders will need to take on an underdog mindset. “We know we will be up against it this year, but we are willing to grind, fight, and give ourselves that puncher’s chance every time we step out on the court, and leave it all out there on the Crockett, True Meyers, Elijah Simmons, Tristen Chaine, Andrew court,” he said. “If we can do this, we will be successful no matter Douglass, Caleb Stevens, Robbie Crockett, Lowell Carr, Coach what in my mind. Personally, as a coach, and player, I am excited Tom Meyers, Derek Mondville, Connor Hunt, Cutter Meeker to rise to any sort of challenge, and it’s the process in improving and Coach Brad Scammon. that drives me.”
FA girls’ tennis
FA scouting reports VARSITY GIRLS’ LACROSSE Head Coach: Bob Cobb, fourth year JV Coach: Katie Dunn Assistant: Steve Graustein Roster: Seniors Brenna Gerchman, Eleanor Jones, Megan MacGillivray, Sylvia Brooks, Elizabeth McDermith, Abby Smith, Sophie Creegan, Sierra Moore, Kara Karpowitch, Andrea Ouellette and Brittany Fox; Juniors Kendra Fox, Kyra Hunsicker, Erin Fahey, Alexis Guzman, Joselyn Tillock, Alexis Delacruz and Kiley Jolicoeur; and Sophomores Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Amber Dindorf and Alexa Maddocks. Strengths: This year, the Raiders will rely on experience, numbers and speed. Seniors Ellie Jones, Brenna Gerchman and Megan MacGillvray will lead a group that includes several talented underclassmen. Kendra Fox will inherit the center position, having shown real promise during last season. “Several newcomers have shown real promise and worked hard to make the team,” Coach Cobb said. “The season will pivot on the midfield remaining healthy as the defense takes time to gel.” Question marks: Coach Cobb and Coach Dunn have their work cut out for them on the defensive end of the field. “Last year, we saw the entire first defensive unit and several subs graduate. On that end of the field, the team will rely on senior goalie Brittany Fox and her 60% save record more than it has in the past,” the coach said. The Raiders will run two midfields and both will possess speed. Emily Heggie, Sophie Creegan and a host of others will be counted on to push the game tempo along with sophomore center Isabel Hodgeman-Burns. What positives have you seen in the preseason: “Preseason has seen the team hold their own against the competition as players get a feel for playing together,” the coach said. “As skills improve and the team becomes accustom to each other, the Lady Raiders should provide fans with some exciting moments.” Outlook: Coach Cobb says the Raiders’ immediate goal will be to improve their record. “A playoff appearance is not out of the question,” he added. VARSITY BOYS’ LACROSSE Head Coach: Scott Lees, second year Assistant Coaches: Steve Bush, Matt Haley Roster: At press time, Coach Lees had yet to select his varsity roster. When the Raiders open their season today, April 12,
BRENNA GERCHMAN, a senior, will provide the Raider girls’ lacrosse team both speed and experience as FA looks to show improvement this spring. (Photo by Sue Thurston/FA) against Bonny Eagle, Coach Lees plans to play those Raiders he feels “has given the best effort, although this will not be the final roster.” Players to watch: Some of FA’s strongest players include captain and senior defenseman Steven Caraciolo, captain and senior forward Maurice Williams, senior defenseman Zach Sargent, senior all-around player Nolan Hunsicker, senior attack Jake Schrader, senior all-around player Zach Charrette, senior defenseman Bobby Ramsey, junior attack Jake Osgood and junior Jared Schrader. Strengths: Coach Lees believes Fryeburg’s strengths will be smart game plans, strong defense and accurate shots. Question marks: The coaching staff is constantly placing players into different positions to find out where they are best suitFA BOYS’ LACROSSE, Page 11B
(Continued from Page B) is the every consistent junior Louisa Glonner. Number 3 singles is talented sophomore Chelsea Abraham, who is back from last year. The doubles team includes the tremendously solid dynamic duo #1 pairing of juniors Sasha Azel and Alicia McDonald. Rounding out the starting roster are newcomers playing #2 doubles junior Sherry Wang and sophomore Morgan Bullard-Hodge. Remaining players are Becca Mann, Corinna Adams, Megan Vitters and Norlin Xu — who “are very supportive and team-orientated players,” Coach Chaffee said. Impact players to watch: The players to look out for this year are: Roca de Togores, “She has a scary good forehand and has great guile,” Coach Chaffee said; Glonner, “She can outlast anyone. She is very consistent and just gets the ball back in play every time”; Abraham, “She is such a great athlete. She has improved tremendously and has a lot of talent.” Azel and McDonald are captains of the team; “They show great leadership and values for the other players to look up to. They will make an impact this year because they are a great team. They show great grit and determination. They communicate well and give 110 percent,” Coach Chaffee said. Strengths: The number 1, 2 and 3 singles players and the number one doubles team. “We will be very competitive this year,” Coach Chaffee said. “It will be interesting to see how our number two doubles team does this year. They have potential to be dark horses.” The girls played Gould Academy on April 7 and the Raiders won the match, 4-1. “I think we have a little more depth from last year and we just have to win those matches that we lost that could have gone either way last year,” he said. Goals: Coach Chaffee said, “Our goals this year are to make the playoffs and finish with a winning record, which I believe we will. As a competitive player and coach I give 100%, try my best, physically work as hard as I can, practice as much as I can, and I try to encourage the girls — if you believe this concept and do it then that’s all you can do.” Season outlook: Coach Chaffee’s philosophy is not to dwell in the past but look ahead, a view he is passing along to his players. “I don’t normally think too much about the past, just always try and concentrate on what’s in front of you, and what you’re trying to achieve this year. That is important. I, as a person, player, and coach, always set the bar as high as possible for myself and my goals, and try to just keep working hard. I think this mentality is great for our team to practice as well. We are looking more forward than in the past and just try to improve and believe in ourselves. I know that we will be there week in, week out, and put in 110%. As long as we give 110%, it shows everyone that we are not going to roll over. We won’t always play our best, but so long as we give 110%, it shows everyone that we’re not going to go down and we’re going to fight as hard as we can.”
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(Continued from Page B) (middie); Sophomores Ben Roy (attack), Richard Legere (attack/ middie), Dakota Russo (middie), Drew Shane (middie) and Zachary Tidd (middie). Impact players to watch: TJ Leach, middie. “TJ has great stick skills, is very elusive on offense, and is a good shooter,” Coach White said. “TJ is a team leader who is always helping out his teammates.” Ryan Chute, attack. “Ryan is an attackman that is good at finding space to shoot and creating opportunities for his teammates,” Coach White said. Ryan Skillern, “An attackman with a great shot, he is able to find space in the defense for shooting,” the coach said. Joe Turnbull, “A very solid goalie who makes one great save after another,” Coach White said. Jake Fleck and Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg, “Two strong defenders that control the play in front of the crease, forcing other teams to look for outside shots,” Coach White said. Strengths: Coach White feels his defense is very strong this year, and will make the other team work hard for every goal. “In our three preseason games, we only allowed an average of 4.3 goals a game,” he said. “We also have some very skilled offensive players this year that are good at maintaining possession of the ball.” Question marks: Coach White says his Lakers need to learn to work together better offensively. “We have some talented players, but we need to learn how to create better chances for ourselves as a team. We also need to communicate better both on offense and on defense,” he said. What positives you have seen in preseason? The attitude and optimism of the team is great, Coach White said. “We are really looking forward to the season to see how well we have improved since last year,” he added. The Lakers defeated Windham 4-3 in a scrimmage, and lost to Oak Hill (6-2) and Edward Little (4-0). What will it take to have a successful season? “If we learn to create more opportunities on offense and continue to improve on working together on defense, we should have a great year,” Coach White said. Reflecting on last year, what does the team need to do better this year? Last year, the Lakers made it easy for the other team’s defense by always looking for outside shots and not trying to get inside, Coach White said. “We need to be a threat both near the crease as well as the perimeter,” he said. Season outlook: “Our goal is to improve as a team every day and to be competitive in every game we play,” Coach White said.
VARSITY GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD
LAKER TRAVEL TEAM — Lake Region sixth grade travel team members include: (front, left to right) Melissa Bonefant, Rachel Shanks, Aisley Sturk, Lindsey Keenan and Brooke Clement; (back row) Coach Keenan, Brooke Harriman, Olivia Deschenes, Chandler True, Lauren Jakobs, Kaylyn Lorrain, Georgia Shanks and Coach Clement.
Lakers put forth strong Classic effort
The Lake Region sixth grade girls’ travel basketball team finished their five-month season a couple of weekends ago with a strong performance at the 20th Annual Paper City Classic tournament. The LR girls won three out of four games in pool play and advanced to the playoffs against Gorham in the preliminary round. “We lost to Gorham earlier in the season in a real close one, so we were looking forward to having a chance at sweet revenge,” said Coach Mark Clement.
FA boys’ lacrosse preview
(Continued from Page 10B) ed to play. “Goalie? We have a senior with a little varsity experience and a freshman who has been very impressive so far,” Coach Lees said. Other question marks include lacrosse IQ, can FA athletes use what the coaching staff is teaching them and implement them in game situations? What positives have you seen during the preseason? “We have been able to build strong team feeling in the locker room and on the field.
I think as we get to know the new kids and their abilities, we will become stronger,” Coach Lees said. “We have played five preseason games and we have gotten better every game. Our defense has been able to adapt to a new style than they were used to in the past. We are working on clearing the ball and a fast break. The boys are catching on. Stick skills and conditioning is always being stressed in practice and it is starting to show on the field.”
The game was very close for the whole 24 minutes with each team taking turns at leading by no more than a bucket or two. The Lady Lakers were up by one with just under a minute to go with possession, but a turnover and a made free throw by the Rams forced the game to overtime. Led by Chandler True and Lauren Jakobs, the Lakers were determined to win. With the Lakers up by three points in the final minute, Gorham had possession and accidentally called a timeout, which they didn’t have. True calmly hit both technical free throws and the Lakers maintained possession. The Lakers kept their poise for the last half a minute and ended up winning by three. The LR girls would then face River Valley — a very strong group from Turner and Leeds, which went undefeated in their pool play. “We came out a little apprehensive, not knowing anything about them as we did not face them in the Freeport League regular season,” Coach Clement said. “I think the girls were a little fatigued because they had already played two games over the last four hours.” This was the first game of the day for River Valley as they received a bye for being the top seed. “They came out firing and clearly were outrunning us. By halfway through the first half, we were down 15-1. However, every time we got the ball, they were overly aggressive and would foul us. At that point, we were already in the double bonus and their top players all had two or three fouls each,” Coach Clement said. “I called a timeout and told the girls not CLASSIC, Page 12B
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(Continued from Page B) Question marks: One question is who will be playing the #3 singles position along with second doubles. Challenge matches will be held to determine these positions before the Lakers’ first match, set for April 25. What positives you have seen in preseason? “We are much deeper this year than last with the addition of Nele to our team. Another positive is the progression that the younger players have shown with the help from the experienced players,” Coach Peterson said. “With so many new players, the veterans have done a great job teaching the newer players.” What will it take to have a successful season? Commitment, focus and confidence. Reflecting on last year, what does the team need to do better this year? Coach Peterson said this year’s team needs to believe in themselves that they can be successful and fight for each and every point. Season outlook: “There are several key match-ups for us this year — Old Orchard Beach, Freeport and Greely,” Coach Peterson said. “Goals for the season are to improve each match and keep the younger players improving and playing as much as possible.”
Head Coaches: Mark Snow, 15th year and Dana Caron, fourth year Roster: Seniors Jacqui Black (distance), Cyrina Cyr (throws), Sam Dole (sprints), Boontarika Kittiwirayanon (throws) and Kelsey Wilcox (throws); Juniors Calli Buzzell (throws), Julia Carlson (distance and throws), Kayla Gray (distance), Sydney Hancock (jumps and sprints), Molly Hook (throws), Kasey Huntress (javelin and middle distance), Leanne Kugelman (sprints), Maude Meeker (distance and hurdles), Hannah Perkins (middle distance), Emily Hemingway (sprints) and Kelsey Winslow (sprints and throws); Sophomores Lucy Fowler (jumps), Michaela Gagnon (hurdles), Danielle LaPointe (throws), Elizabeth Schreiber (middle distance and jumps), Aime Worcester (middle distance) and Courtney Yates (jumps); Freshmen Kate Hall (sprints and long jump), Sarah Hancock (throws) and Meghan VanLoan (throws). Impact players to watch: Jacqui Black in the distance events. She competed at the New England indoor meet and should carry that success into the spring season. Sam Dole returns to the sprints after a year off. Sam placed at the league meet in the sprints two years ago. Lucy Fowler nearly placed in the triple jump and high jump at the league meet. Kate Hall was undefeated indoors in Maine in the 55 meters, 200 meters and long jump. Sydney Hancock placed third in the league triple jump and has added a couple of new events this year. Molly Hook placed sixth in the discus at the league meet last year. Kasey Huntress placed second in the javelin at the league meet last year. Hannah Perkins placed in the 200 meters and 400 meters at the league meet last year. She also ran the 1000 meters at the New England indoor championships this year. Strengths: “Our throwers are the real deal. We have numerous girls in each throwing event. Many have the talent to score in our regular meets,” the coaches said. “Our depth and top end talent is the best it has been in over 10 years.” Kate Hall had possibly the best freshmen year in Maine indoor track and field history. This is definitely one of the Lakers’ strengths. Question marks: How successful will many girls be in their new events? Which relay will be the most successful? “If everyone wants in, we could have three great relays. However, one or two relays may be sacrificed to get more points individually,” the coaches reported. Will a hurdler develop to continue Lake Region’s tradition of scoring well in the hurdle events? What positives you have seen in preseason? According to Coaches Snow and Caron, many girls have accepted the challenge of trying new events. “We think this will lead to more points and a more successful season,” the coaches said. “The effort at practices has been as high as ever.” What will it take to have a successful season? “Our season will be successful if we continue to have multiple girls practicing and competing in multiple events. This will lead to more regular season and championship points,” the coaches said. Reflecting on last year, what does the team need to do better this year? Sacrificing what is comfortable for athletes and trying one or two new events. Season outlook: The coaches expect the Laker girls to improve on their record (14-5), their WMC meet points (41) and their state meet points (5).
VARSITY BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD Head Coaches: Mark Snow, 15th year and Dana Caron, fourth year Roster: Seniors Damion McKeil (sprints) and Alrajhi Sappari (throws); Juniors Ashton Cutting (throws), Mason KlugeEdwards (hurdles and jumps), Mark MacDougall (distance and jumps) and Jeremy McClure (sprints); Sophomore Sage McKeil (throws); Freshmen Gino Cobb (throws), Ansel Critchfield (middle distance), Kyle DeSouza (distance), Eric Hook (throws), Gaelon Kolczynski (sprints) and Quinn Piland (middle distance and throws). Impact players to watch: Mason Kluge-Edwards in the hurdles and triple jump. “Mason finished strong in the hurdles during the indoor season and almost placed at the Western Maine Conference meet for the triple jump,” the coaches said. Jeremy McClure in the sprints. “Jeremy improved greatly during this past indoor season,” the coaches said. Mark MacDougall in the mile. Mark almost broke 5 minutes last year. Strengths: Mason has always scored well in the hurdles; Mark and Jeremy should score well in most meets; and the Lakers have a few more boys this year, which should help during workouts. Question marks: Do the Lakers have enough firepower to score at the WMC and state meets? Last year, the Lakers did not score at those meets. Will the boys continue to push at practice when they will probably often be overmatched at meets? “Everyone knows track and field is about making your own improvements, but low scores at meets can be discouraging,” the coaches said. Will there be a competitive 4x400m or 4x100m relay? This will probably depend on newcomers Damion McKeil, Quinn Piland, and Ansel Critchfield. What positives you have seen in preseason? “We have seen a desire in their eyes to improve on last year’s results,” the coaches reported. What will it take to have a successful season? Scoring at least one point at the conference or state meet will make for a successful season. Reflecting on last year, what does the team need to do better this year? The Lakers need to identify the “easier” events to score points in. “We have done that and hope it pays off,” the coaches said. Season outlook: “We will show up to every meet and do our best,” the coaches said. “Our goal is to score more points at the league and state meets and to improve on our 6-14 record.” CLUB BOYS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Brook Sulloway, first year. (The varsity program was cut as a budgetary measure due to declining participation numbers, but the team resurfaced under a “club” designation this season.) Roster: Seniors Wes Sulloway, Pat Hayes, Fernando Silva and Omran Nawfal; Juniors Luke Brown, Mike Triglione, Mark MacDougal and Joe Cetrullo; Sophmores Josh Knox and Drew Spaulding; Freshmen Lucien Sulloway, Cole Jacobs, Austin Kaeser, Nick Hall and Jeremy Black. Impact players to watch: Wes Sulloway and Lucien Sulloway, strong clean strokes and a love of the game; Luke Brown and Pat Hayes, scrappy competitors; Fernando Silva adding some depth to the program with consistent play; and Mike Triglione, who is new to the sport but he is showing great potential with a nice natural swing and good height for developing a powerful serve. Three question marks: “We have three players that are new to the sport that add depth to our numbers,” Coach Sulloway said. “Will they become hooked on tennis for high school and beyond? Will the good show of interest regain us funding and varsity status? And, will Mike Triglione surface as a rising star?” What positives you have seen in preseason? The Lakers CLUB BOYS’ TENNIS, Page 12B
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Lakers at Paper City Classic The second shot bounced off the rim and into the hands of a River Valley guard, who sprinted up to a few feet behind the three point line and tossed up a long shot that swished as the horn sounded. The whole LR team went from jubilation to heartbreak in a blink of an eye. “I’m so proud of the many accomplishments that this team had this season,” Coach Clement said. “We had a slow start in the regular season of the Freeport League, losing the first three games. The girls contin-
ued to work hard on their skills, attitude and teamwork. We finished that league in third place, which is very good considering most of the other schools were in Class A. The girls all made personal sacrifices for the sake of the team, learned some new skills and most importantly, improved every week. I’m going to miss coaching them all. They are a wonderful group, and will surely be seen in the future, keeping the strong Laker basketball tradition alive.”
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(Continued from Page 11B) have three to four players that are battling it out for the third, fourth and fifth spots on the ladder,” Coach Sulloway said. “This creates interesting excitement and promises depth of talent for the team,” he added. What will it take to have a successful season? “All these players have committed to the team financially because we went to ‘pay to participate’ this year. Now, all we need is consistent play and cool competitiveness on the court for all to grow in their abilities and win some
matches,” Coach Sulloway said. Reflecting on last year, what does the team need to do better this year? “The most important thing this year is to show the community that this is a viable sport that has enough interest in the school to be kept in the limited mix of spring sport choices,” Coach Sulloway said. Season outlook: “Keep practices fun and win some matches,” Coach Sulloway said. “We are looking to develop the younger players to maintain a strong program for the future.”
Woods Pond water survey to protect water quality through a cooperative community effort to locate erosion problems and make recommendations for fixing them. Later this summer and fall, findings will be evaluated. A survey report will be completed next winter. In addition to identifying erosion sites, watershed surveys are valuable for educating the community about stewardship, and can be a springboard for obtaining grant funds to fix problems. The surface area of Woods
Pond is 462 acres; the surrounding watershed that drains to it is 3,329 acres. Even erosion problems far from the lakeshore (for example, along a tributary stream up in the hills) can wash soil into the pond and impact water quality. This is why WPWQC is surveying the entire watershed. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jeff Stern, project coordinator, at email@example.com or call 595-0317.
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District, Portland Water District and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Locally-led watershed surveys like this have been successful in protecting lakes throughout Maine, which are vital economic and recreational assets. Volunteers from the community, led by technical experts from WPWQC and its partners, will collect field data. Volunteer training begins at 9 a.m. on April 28 at the office of Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street, in Bridgton. Following a brief “classroom” training session, teams made up of volunteers and technical experts will head into the watershed to conduct fieldwork. The public is welcome to participate. Information gathered during the watershed survey will not be used for enforcement; WPWQC and its partners are not acting in a regulatory capacity. The goal is
By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer SEBAGO — Douglas Mountain (1,416 feet) is one of the four Saddleback Hills on the western side of Sebago Lake, and was named for early settlers John and Andrew Douglas. Douglas Mountain is a fine climb in any season with four trails on the mountain allowing a loop hike. Hikers can ascend via the Eagle Scout trail (1.25 miles) that starts at the parking lot and connects with the Nature Trail (0.25 miles) to the summit. From the summit, descend either by the Woods Trail (0.75 miles) or the Ledges Trail (0.5 miles), then back along the road to the parking lot (0.4 miles). Or, the trail sequence may be reversed. Either way, the total distance for the Scout-Nature-Ledgesroad loop is about 2.4 miles. The Eagle Scout trail was the Eagle service project of Seth Newcomb, with assistance in selecting the route and building the trail from Fern Letellier and Ted Davis. Dr. William Blackman, a New York surgeon, bought most of the acreage on Douglas Mountain in 1892 and built himself a summer home there. In 1925, thanks to his support, a 16-foot stone tower was built on the summit of the mountain that hikers can climb and enjoy wonderful views of Sebago Lake and the surrounding countryside. A Latin saying “NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS” is chiseled into a large boulder at the summit. This roughly translates to “not for one but for all” and was Dr. Blackman’s philosophy that everyone should have a chance to enjoy the views here. The Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed this mountain in all seasons, and found the views spectacular any time.
The Blackman Tower and this large inscribed boulder greet hikers at the summit of Douglas Mountain. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) This is not a tough hike and parking lot. Parking is $3 by a minimal effort is rewarded the honor system, with a drop with great views. The 2.4-mile box at the parking lot. Please loop took us only slightly over do not park along the side of an hour when eight of us hiked the road, or at the trailhead for it on March 30, 2012, but it the Ledges and Woods Trails. could take a couple of hours if The Trails: The Eagle you have small children along Scout Trail (1.25 miles) starts or if trail conditions are not at the parking lot and is well ideal. marked. It follows snowmoHike facts bile trail S-7 part of the way Douglas Mountain is locat- around the mountain, crossing ed in Sebago. a small brook. The hiking trail Difficulty: Easy, with a few then leaves the snowmobile steep and slippery spots. trail to the right and climbs Trail distance: (short steep section), joining Approximately 2.4 miles using the Nature Trail near the sumthe Eagle Scout Trail and mit. Go either right (1/4-mile) Nature Trail to ascend and the or left (1/2-mile) on the Nature Ledges Trail to descend, and loop trail to the summit, where the Ledges (1/2-mile) and then back to the parking lot. Hiking time: 1 to 2 hours, Woods (3/4-mile) Trails begin. Either of these will bring you round trip. to the road, where it is another Elevation: 1,416 feet. 0.4 miles back to the parking Vertical gain: 486 feet Coordinates: N 43.8717 lot. The Woods Trail is the easier of the two trails, but a and W –70.6969 Directions: To parking lot, bit longer. The ledges on the follow Route 107 north from Ledges Trail can be slippery Baldwin or south from Bridgton. when wet. What to bring: Good If coming from the north, go through Center Sebago (town boots, rain gear, sunglasses, offices, fire station, church) water and snacks, personal and turn right (west) onto Dyke first aid kit, map and compass, Mountain Road. At the top of cell phone. Let someone know the hill, turn left onto Douglas your hiking plans before you Mountain Road, and a short leave! Next time: Peary Mountain way farther turn left at the signs to the Douglas Mountain in spring, Denmark.
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(Continued from Page 11B) to give up. I knew if we hung in there and didn’t let them increase their lead, their foul trouble might come back to haunt them in the second half.” The Lakers fought hard for the next several minutes and cut the River Valley lead to eight by halftime. In the second half, the Lakers gave it 110% and before players knew it, they were up once again by one with just under a minute to go. With five seconds on the clock, True was fouled and sank the first of two free throws.
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