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Phillips to leave SAD 61 By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Truly, Patrick Phillips thought he would end his educational career as SAD 61’s Superintendent of Schools. Hearing about dramatic changes in the Maine State Retirement System, as well as seeing his contribution to his two daughters’ college education rising, Phillips calculated he would need to find a new job that pays more and he would need to work a few years beyond his anticipated retirement date. Phillips immediately found the “right fit.” Last week, he was selected as the new superintendent for Regional School Unit (RSU) 23, which serves Saco, Dayton and Old Orchard Beach. RSU 23 had received 14 applications for the position,

and a search committee interviewed seven finalists. Phillips will begin his new job July 1. “It was a very tough decision. It wasn’t me looking at the market and being opportunistic. I recognized my daughters’ college tuition was going up this year, and the odds are very high that there will be changes in the retirement system, expecting people like myself to contribute twice as much per year. It was a calculation for me about survival. People probably think, ‘What the heck, he is probably one of the highest paid individuals in the region,’ but the fact is, we get big tax bites. A third of my income goes to taxes. Another third goes to my daughters (one is a junior and the other probably be in graduate school, and I want to

help her out),” he said. “I was looking forward to finishing out my career here. The board and I had talked about it. They hoped it was going to be my last job, and so did I. Seeing what is going on with the retirement system as well as cost of living, I found that the final three years of salary I earned would determine what my retirement would be. What you do in those final years really makes a difference.” Phillips said the difference in salary between the two school districts is “significant.” He added, “It was an offer that I could not refuse.” Phillips strongly believes his departure occurs at a time that SAD 61 is in very capable hands. “The work here, that I have done over the past three years,

is well underway. Part of the calculation for me was my confidence level in the ability of the excellent team of professionals, whom I work with, that the projects and work would be in good hands,” Phillips said. He cited the efforts of new high school principal, Ted Finn, and a “group of professional staff members that are really stepping up to the plate with great energy and imagination” as they reinvent and reshape Lake Region High School’s curriculum. “I have been progressively stepping back over the past year as leadership there has taken on full responsibility for that work. I have still been involved and gone to a number of meetings, but I am finding more and more, they don’t need me as PHILLIPS, Page 6A

BCC services impacted by cut

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Last week, members of the Bridgton Community Center’s Board of Directors urged the Bridgton Board of Selectmen not to cut their usual $75,000 appropriation by $7,500, or more, saying it could impact the programs they offer to local citizens. Selectman Paul Hoyt told Steve Collins, who is president of the Community Center’s Board of Directors, April 12, “I assume you’re here about the (proposed) cut. Basically, we went down the line and cut from a lot of places where we hadn’t in the past.” “This is going to be a serious cut out of our ability to

Causeway concerns

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Causeway crosswalks and wooden railings on the public dock surfaced at a selectmen’s meeting when talk turned to the construction transforming Route 302 as it passes through town. On Monday, the Naples Board of Selectmen brought up the concerns and questions they’ve heard from residents as it becomes more apparent how the Causeway might look when summer traffic arrives in late May. Selectman Christine Powers said she’s had conversations with many people who have wondered where the crosswalks will be going in. According to Selectman Rick Paraschak, a traditional crosswalk by Rick’s Café would not be safe after the widening of the Route 114 intersection is completed. “Rick’s Café was the worst place to put in a crosswalk,” Paraschak said. Selectman Robert Caron Sr. commented on human behavior, saying, “I don’t care how many crosswalks they put (on the Causeway), people are going to cross wherever they want.” Paraschak pointed out that one of the areas where the town would like a permanent crosswalk is being redesigned so it meets the requirements of the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). “We wanted to put in a crosswalk between the (Naples Public) library and the ice cream shop,” Paraschak said. The curb on one side will be lowered to make it a legal crosswalk, he said. Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine explained the need for a railing along the public dock,

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provide for the town,” Collins said. “Since the Community Center opened, we have been running on a moral handshake. A 10% cut would really cut in to the muscle and bone of our budget.” Collins explained that the Community Center directors had “looked very hard at our what our income is” and felt that 3.5% to 4% of the budget could be made up by increasing fees, imposing fees or increasing fees where there had been discounts. A cut in services? “This is not a threat,” Collins stated, “but we are going to have to cut services.” “We are open on demand, five days per week,” Collins

explained. “We may have to curtail the hours.” “And, there are going to be some good things for the community that are going to fall off the end,” said Collins. “Even with grants — we have found a number of problems seeking grants — we see a need to host a certain activity for the town and no one (grant program) is funding that — grants are more for bricks and mortar — but, if you want to find grants for programs, as the economy teeters, everyone’s shaking the grant tree harder and harder.” Board of Directors member Mike Tarantino said the Community Center’s budget for last year was about $107,000. “We don’t charge for pro-

grams brought in by other agencies and groups,” said Carmen Lone, executive director of the Bridgton Community Center. “We don’t charge fees for programs like LEA’s Discovery Kids. Our most popular program is the Senior Lunch program for senior citizens. Right now, we charge just a $2 donation, and we already have shortfalls due to increasing costs. Several support groups meet at the Community Center and we don’t charge them a fee — Alzheimer’s Support group, Pathways through Grief, Narcotics Anonymous, a Parkinson’s Disease Support group, a Medicare Advocate and a COPD (Chronic Obstructive BHCC, Page 6A

U.S. CENSUS — POPULATION GROWTH Greater Bridgton Towns (Largest to Smallest) Windham Bridgton Raymond Naples Casco Fryeburg Harrison Sebago Brownfield Waterford Baldwin Denmark Lovell Sweden Stoneham

2010 pop

2000 pop

2000 – 2010 Percentage of Growth

1970 pop

1970 – 2010 Percentage of Growth

17,001 5,210 4,436 3,872 3,742 3,449 2,730 1,719 1,597 1,553 1,525 1,148 1,140 391 236

14,904 4,883 4,299 3,274 3,469 3,083 2,315 1,433 1,251 1,455 1,290 1,004 974 324 255

14.1% 6.7% 3.2% 18.3% 7.9% 11.9% 17.9% 20% 27.7% 6.7% 18.2% 14.3% 17% 20.7% -7.5%

6,593 2,967 1,328 956 1,256 2,208 1,045 708 478 760 878 397 607 110 160

158% 75% 234% 305% 198% 56% 161% 143% 234% 104% 74% 189% 88% 255% 48%

Growth spurts 2010 Census says Harrison, Naples post highest percentage increases By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s population grew by 6.7% in the 2010 Census, but the biggest growth spurts were reported in Naples and Harrison, where population grew by 18.3% and 17.9%, respectively. Bridgton’s population is now officially over the 5,000 mark, at 5,210 residents, up from 4,883 in 2000. Raymond, which saw a 3.2% increase in population, is not far behind, at 4,436 residents, up from 4,299 in 2000. Naples is just behind Raymond at 3,872 residents, up from 3,274 in 2000, and Casco is the fourth largest town in the Greater Bridgton region, at a population of

3,742, up from 3,469. Fryeburg also saw respectable growth, showing an 11.9% increase from 3,083 to 3,449 residents, and the smaller towns of Baldwin and Denmark showed a percentage of growth of 18.2 and 14.3%, respectively. Countywide, Cumberland County’s population grew by 6%, from 265,612 in 2000 to 281,674 in 2010 — the fastest rate of growth of any of Maine’s 16 counties. Statewide, the population of Maine has grown by 4.2%, from 1,274,923 residents to 1,328,361 residents. Looking beyond simple population counts, the U.S. Census’ American Fact Finder Website provides some revealing numbers on poverty lev-

els in the Greater Bridgton towns. In Bridgton, 15.3% of the population lived below the poverty level in the last 12 months. For female householders with no husband present and a child under the age of 18, that number skyrockets to 50.7% — significantly higher than the county average of 35% for that demographic. “This is alarming,” said Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s Director of Economic and Community Development. “Everyone should be alarmed about this. I have never seen this in my 20 years of public service as a planner.” Manoian will be using the 2010 Census information to CENSUS, Page 5A

LEAVING IN JULY — SAD 61 Superintendent Patrick Phillips has accepted a similar position with RSU 23, which includes Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Dayton. (Rivet Photo)

What it takes to create a gateway

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer It’s the little things that matter when it comes to creating an attractive gateway to Bridgton, Alan Manoian, Economic and Community Development director, said Saturday. Addressing a group of around 43 people attending the first session on Portland Road development standards, Manoian pointed to the screen, showing an abandoned shopping cart, left beside a commercial business. “It’s the little things like that, that make a difference” in the way Bridgton views its economic vitality, he said. Manoian showed slide after slide, depicting neglected or non-existent landscaping. “The overall appearance, it gives it a look of almost impermanence

or transience, like we’re just moving through. It’s simply not reflecting the actual authentic character of who we are.” He also pointed out the corridor’s excessive amount of curb cuts and large asphalt expanses, unbroken by landscaping. These are examples of bad design, “massive asphalt bleeding one property into the next,” he said, which will need to be addressed in whatever amendments the new comprehensive plan will be writing over the next several months. The amendments would not affect existing businesses on the corridor, which are grandfathered, he said. But if new development comes in that must meet a higher standard for landscaping, it might well encourGATEWAY, Page 5A

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Voters in the Town of Bridgton will be asked to take over ownership of the 65-acre Pondicherry Park. Peter Lowell and Carrie Walia, executive directors of Lakes Environmental Association and Loon Echo Land Trust, respectively, gave a presentation at the April 12 selectmen’s meeting on the status of Pondicherry Park and what remains to be done before Pondicherry Park can be gifted to the town. “In 2006, the Town of Bridgton was the first major donor to Pondicherry Park,” Lowell said, in his overview of the project. “It is made up of seven different parcels totaling 65 acres.” He explained how the Pondicherry Park trail system “is virtually completed.” “The trail is accessible,”

stated Lowell. “It took a lot of work last fall, but it is now wheelchair accessible from Depot Street to Willett Road. I think 95% of the infrastructure in the park and at the entryways is complete. A couple of things we’d be finishing up are the spiral staircase on the entryway walkway to the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge. Frank Howell and Down East Snapdragon were generous enough to give Loon Echo Land Trust an easement to the bridge — he wants people to stay on the trail. The bridges are done, and the trails are almost complete. We’re talking about having a dog loop off South High Street. The Steering Committee suggested the center of the park be wild and quiet.” “So, what’s left to do is pretty minor,” said Lowell. PARK, Page 3A

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DEP head says state won’t abandon local milfoil efforts tics, told the 200 or so at the summit that milfoil programs are “a partnership between your groups and the state. It’s one that’s working.” He added, “Folks, we are all united on the protection and preservation of the quality of Maine’s lakes.” Milfoil efforts are conducted via education and courtesy boat inspections for invasive plants — 72,000 inspections last year. Funding for the science and the hands-on prevention work comes from local fundraisers and federal funds, with the state providing staffers and some additional money. The science is done by groups like Portland Water District, Congress of Lakes Associations, the LEA, and coordinated by St. Joseph’s College, which is located right on Sebago Lake in Windham. Brown said the good news is “only” 33 Maine lakes are infested — one northeastern state has 600 infestations, he said. Those 33 infestations are troubling, however, and the local Lakes Environmental Association, which originally sounded the call about the problem at the millennium, is involved in several ongoing efforts. Variable-leaf milfoil, like

Invasive plant workshop in May tributaries. During the threeyear project, surveyors found significant infestations of eight of the 10 target species along the river and inland. Invasive non-native plant species are a threat to native ecosystems and can quickly take over an area, adversely affecting native plants and wildlife habitat. As part of a follow-up to the Mapping Project, the Oxford County SWCD is holding an Invasive ID and Control Workshop on Tuesday, May 10 at the Fryeburg Rescue Barn, 89 Bridgton Road, in Fryeburg, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The goals are to increase awareness of invasive species and present INVASIVE, Page A

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its invasive cousins, is stubborn. Hydrilla has also been found, and chemicals are used to eradicate that weed. Milfoil usually involves hand-pulling, suction harvesting and the use of bottom barriers. A local group in Casco has successfully eradicated a small infestation on Lily Brook, between Parker Pond and Pleasant Lake. Even small efforts are time-consuming and expensive. Sebago Lake has many infestations, and the Songo River is famously threatened. Lowell said that a move to close the Songo Lock to traffic for a season met with local business resistance recently, but the energy expended to keep the Lock open has been turned to inspire a greater investment by the business community in eradication efforts. The DEP has indicated that it may allow a dredging operation in the heavily-infested area below the Lock in an upcoming season, Lowell said last week. Other arenas Milfoil has dominated water quality efforts in Maine in recent years, but the state also has had a forward-looking program on water quality issues, beginning with shoreland zoning. Lowell said these laws have been threatened with evisceration by several legislative bills. The week before the milfoil summit, dozens attended hearings in Augusta to protest the weakening of state law. The committee  “really heard” the testimony, Lowell said. Additionally, he said, “The DEP testimony was fabulous.” One proposal would cut the shoreland zone along Maine’s Great Ponds from 250 feet to 75 feet, effectively eviscerating “the most important lake protection law in Maine,” Lowell said. Other bills would not allow any local law to be more stringent than the applicable state law, and a third, similar proposal, would not allow any state law to be stricter than federal standards. These proposals represent “a race to the bottom” for environmental laws in Maine, Lowell contended. But the state’s cooperative milfoil programs remain intact, and unthreatened at present, in any case, though short-term interests occasionally win out over long-term problems. But the fight against invasives goes on. And on. And on… Twelve milfoil summits now, and counting.

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Explore vernal pools

During the spring and early summer, you may notice small pools of water collecting in the woods or along the roadsides. These vernal pools, or fishless wetlands, are extremely important habitats for a large variety of organisms. Small crustaceans called fairy shrimp spend their entire lives (a few weeks) in vernal pools, depending on vernal pool existence in order to survive. Vernal pools are also essential to the existence of amphibians such as the spotted salaman-

der, Jefferson salamander and the wood frog which breed only in vernal pools. Join Lakes Environmental Association educator Sarah Morrison in investigating these organisms and their wetland habitats on Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Exploring these newly active amphibians in their spongy homes will give you a little extra spring in your step as you realize the end of winter is official. Meet at LEA at 230 Main Street in Bridgton before head-

ing off for approximately two hours at the local vernal pools by Highland Lake. Fee is $5 per person; members attend for free. Big thanks go out to Hu and Ray Caplan for funding these Caplan events. Dr. and Mrs. Caplan have been members and directors of LEA since the mid-1970s. Dr. Caplan was the vice president of LEA’s Board of Directors from 1978-1980 and president from 1982-1990. Mrs. Caplan was the secretary from 1992-2006. The Caplans recognize the vital importance of education in all aspects of LEA’s work in protecting the Lake Region’s most important FAIRY SHRIMP is one of the many small crustaceans that resource and asset: its bodies of live in vernal pools — which LEA will explore next Friday, Invasive Insects: Asian long- water and watersheds. April 29. The public is welcome to join the adventure.

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(Continued from Page A) Through the survey, volunteers from around the watershed will be looking for sites where polluted runoff takes place. Eroding sediment carries phosphorus, a plant nutrient, as a hitchhiker. Activities like construction, road building, land clearing and even small residential areas with bare soil or sparse vegetation can release sediment into the watershed. If too much phosphorus runs off from the land and enters a water body, nuisance algae growth can occur. In severe cases, mats of algae choke out fish, ruin water quality and recreation. Furthermore, increased sediment deposition may create favorable habitats for invasive aquatic species. Once these problems occur, they recur and are very expensive to fix. Road runoff (which may carry oils, greases and other toxic substances), the overuse of lawn fertilizers, failing septic systems, and pesticides can also be a problem for rivers,

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Easement and Committee Agreement, the plan will guide annual and long-term management activities to ensure ongoing maintenance and protection of conservation and recreation rules. Restrictions of the conservation easement include: noncommercial; not to be subdivided; no additional structures except under Management Plan and limited by the conservation easement (allowing one small picnic area pavilion); no new surface alterations (under Management Plan, trail system may expand 10%); vegetation management limited; no timber harvesting; Keene Field to be kept open; under Management Plan control of invasive species allowed; no waste disposal, dumping or filling; non-motorized, low-impact public access allowed and must be maintained; no horses; domestic animals and bicycles restricted to a designated corridor (zone at north end). Loon Echo Land Trust retains a right of first refusal, if the town ever transfers the property, and LELT cannot transfer or assign the conservation easement except to LEA or another qualified organization. Lowell said that $750,000 has been paid to purchase

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(Continued from Page A) “The parking lot at the far end is leased for $1 per year from the Flint family, and that will continue. That’s pretty much where we stand. I think we have a pretty tight package for you. Pondicherry Park has been in use for three or four years.” “Now, we’re at the point where Loon Echo Land Trust, along with Lakes Environmental Association and the Steering Committee, are ready to turn it over to the town,” Lowell said. Four documents comprise the proposed agreements between the town and LELT: • a quitclaim deed reserving a conservation agreement which gives the Pondicherry Park property to the town and retains a perpetual conservation easement to protect the park; • a conservation easement with the purpose of protecting the park’s quiet character, natural resources and wildlife; assure availability of lowimpact outdoor recreation; and encourage environmental education; • a committee agreement that establishes the Pondicherry Park Stewardship Committee to set management standards and rules for low-impact recreational use (consistent with the Conservation Easement), and oversee volunteer-based management activities in the park. The Committee is comprised of seven members named by LELT (2), LEA (2) and the town (3). • a management plan referenced in the Conservation

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Bridgton Health Care Center’s and Fryeburg Health Care Center’s efforts to create safe working environments have paid off. Dividends were recently presented by Pamela Cheeseman, fund administrator of the Maine Health Care Association Workers’ Compensation Fund, to Jim Dutton, administrator, and David Hicks, owner. The dividends recognize each facility’s commitment to a safe working environment leading to fewer on the job injuries for employees. By focusing on workplace safety, both Bridgton Health Care Center and Fryeburg Health Care Center, members of the MHCA Workers’ Compensation Fund since 1991, have together earned over $370,000 to date in dividend returns. The Maine Health Care Association Workers’ Compensation Fund operates a

group self-insurance trust providing workers’ compensation insurance for long-term care providers throughout Maine. Resulting from good safety practices, the MHCA Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees, currently chaired by David Hicks, has declared over $7.2 million dollars in dividends paid back to Maine’s long-term care employers over the past 20 years. More than 50 of Maine’s long-term care providers qualified for dividends declared this year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $88,000 each. For many members of the MHCA Workers’ Compensation Fund, these dividend returns equal on average about 12% of this year’s workers’ compensation premiums — demonstrating that reducing workers’ compensation costs is achievable through excellence in workplace safety.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.81 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80 per gallon, according to gasoline price website MaineGasPrices.com

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Last year, annual town meeting attendees were asked, in another non-binding question, if they supported spending up to $400,000 to keep the Town Hall from falling further into disrepair. Now, further examination has shown that necessary renovations and improvements to the Town Hall, in order to bring it up to historic standards, could cost as much as $750,000. So, the selectmen voted unanimously April 12 to place the following referendum ballot question on the annual town meeting warrant: “Do the voters of Bridgton continue to support the necessary renovations and improvements to the historic Town Hall which are now estimated to be in excess of $750,000 through a variety of funding options which will also include use of local tax dollars?” A few years ago, the late Fred Potter estimated the cost of repairing the Town Hall at

$400,000. Last week, the selectmen discussed the pros and cons of spending up to $400,000 to renovate the building to still function in its current capacity as a recreation facility for basketball and other activities, or spending the $750,000 to bring it up to historic standards as would be required for placing it on the National Register of Historic Places. Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s director of economic and community development, said the east wall of the Town Hall “was literally bowing out” and the floor on the east corner “was collapsing.” “There are structural problems that have to be addressed, regardless, and roof problems,” Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said. “We’ve treated all our historic buildings poorly,” Manoian said. “They are pretty much all wrecks. If that building is not sacred to Bridgton, nothing is

sacred to Bridgton.” “But, that’s your opinion,” Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. replied. “That’s the opinion of the Bridgton Office of Economic and Community Development,” Manoian stated. Bear Zaidman questioned if anyone had considered de-constructing the Town Hall and re-building it. Zaidman asked, “Has it been looked in to to take it completely down and rebuilding it?” “It was built to be taken apart,” Manoian said. “You could take the whole thing apart, like a kit. They were very smart Yankees back then — they knew exactly what to do.” Selectman Earl Cash asked his fellow selectmen, “If you’re going to put $750,000 in to it, why would you do that and still have basketball there? Either you’ve got to all the way or no way and bring it back to what’s serviceable.”

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The hours of operation at the Bridgton Transfer Station will be changing to four days per week and open 10 hours per day. This change comes after the Bridgton Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to endorse the recommendation to change to a four-day week made by Transfer Station Manager Bob Fitzcharles. Fitzcharles urged the selectmen and town manager to see that “this proposal for four, 10hour days is really a win win for everyone.” Previously, the board of selectmen had stated they were

not in favor of changing to the seven day per week summer schedule that commences on Memorial Day weekend, as in the past, due to financial restraints the town is facing. In his memo to Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, Fitzcharles said, “After our talk regarding the hour changes at the transfer station, I spoke with the people this would effect the most and have taken into account our summer visitors as well. The board has voted to operate the facility at the same hours currently, year round. Our past hours of operation were four, 10-hour days and three, five-hour days. The extra day being Friday. In the past, Friday

was a five-hour day and presently eight and a half-hours. Historically, Friday is the slowest day at the facility (and) also consideration to the employees who are losing two days off back to back.” Fitzcharles’ proposal “If the facility was opened four, 10-hour days this would give the haulers more time late afternoon to make a second pick up as well as the campgrounds to do the same and also would give weekend travelers more time on Sunday to get to the

facility rather than stuff trash into cans along Main Street or at the beaches,” Fitzcharles stated. Fitzcharles noted that the towns of Naples, Casco, Sebago and Denmark all operate on four, 10-hour days “year around (as we always did in years past).” “This would also eliminate some out of town trash (from out of town property owners who take advantage of our Friday operations),” said Fitzcharles, HOURS, Page A

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton Board of Selectmen decided last week to ask voters, in a non-binding referendum question, if they want to continue supporting renovations and improvements to the historic town hall on North High Street now estimated to be in excess of $750,000 through a variety of funding options. The selectmen decided against asking voters to approve a second non-binding referendum question on the June 14 ballot asking townspeople if they are in favor of the full utilization of the annual Moose Pond Land Trust Fund allocation for the ongoing operations, maintenance and capital repairs to both the BRAG fields and Pondicherry Park in the downtown rather than fund it with annual tax dollar appropriations. They did so, because they already have the authorization from voters to decide this on their own, they said.

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TALE OF TWO DUNKIN’S — Dunkin’ Donuts in Albany, N.H. has proper granite curbing throughout, 2 to 3-inch caliper landscape trees, high-quality fencing, and an externally illuminated sign and quality shrub plantings. Dunkin’ Donuts in Bridgton has non-existent granite curbing (a portion of the curbing on the exit lane is actually rotted railroad ties), fencing is branches pulled out of the woods and a wrecked dirt

parking area. “There’s no landscape plan at all, no landscape trees, poor and dying shrubs, harsh internally illuminated signage, no maintenance at all,” said Alan Manoian, the town’s Economic and Community Development Director. “All in all, it’s a very poor presentation of the Bridgton Commercial Corridor,” which he blames on a lack of development standards in the town’s site plan review ordinance.

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(Continued from Page A) age existing businesses to invest in exterior upgrades, he said. “The overall theme is barrenness,” said Manoian. He told “The tale of two Dunkin’s” by showing pictures of the Portland Road Dunkin’ Donuts as compared to another Dunkin’ Donuts built by the same developer, Brian Fram, in Albany, N.H. that appears much more attractive, with high quality fencing, 2-to-3-inch caliper landscape trees, a proper internal circulation plan, parking lot landscape islands and an externally illuminated sign. Since both restaurants were built by the same developer, the barren look of the Bridgton Dunkin’ Donuts can’t be blamed on the developer, he said; it’s a result of standards that are too general and a planning board that hasn’t made landscaping a priority. “It’s not the developer’s fault; it’s us. It’s what we think we’re worthy of,” Manoian said. Manoian also showed off the row of residential homes near Stevens Brook Elementary

School, and noted that many of them are historic homes that can be considered assets to the corridor, whether they’re used for residential or commercial purposes. “We don’t think of Portland Road as being a residential street, but it is,” he said. One of the homes was built by Aaron Littlefield, who built the Pondicherry Textile Mill. He showed the vacant lot beside the Morning Glory Diner, which he said has been bought by a man who owns franchises with Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken. “Don’t worry, he’s not going to build (a Taco Bell or KFC) there,” Manoian said. “He’s leaning toward professional office or retail.” Sorry sidewalks Currently, the sidewalks that extend from the downtown area on to Portland Road only go as far as Mt. Henry Road, near the Greater Bridgton/Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. Yet many downtown residents walk to shop at Hannaford supermarket, “more than you realize,” and as a result must walk in the

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Lake Region Television debuted live streaming of its programming at the last Bridgton Selectmen’s meeting, ushering in yet another way for residents — and anyone in the world, for that matter — to keep up with what’s going on in the 11 towns it services. Station Manager John Likshis asked his assistant, Drew, to hold up a laptop that was streaming live video of the meeting. “Now you can have you looking at yourself on television over the World Wide Web,” Likshis told selectmen. “I can see myself right here . . . I’m all set,” Selectmen Woody Woodward joked. But the board was impressed. “Fantastic,” said Board Chairman Art Triglione. “We appreciate all your work, we can’t say enough about it. Bridgton is very fortunate to have you here.” LRTV, based at Bridgton Municipal Center and founded in 1992, offers more programming of local board meetings and other community events than many public access stations in Maine, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers and Likshis’s continued efforts to repurpose outdated equipment. He needs to take some of the editing equipment offline when he does the live streaming, and eventually wants to buy permanent equipment so that all of the shows that are streamed live via the Web will be able to be archived for on-demand viewing. For now, he is trying out a free streaming service that is ad-supported, meaning that ads will pop up at various times, which he doesn’t want. He has obtained a 50-person license for $300 as a starting point, and will go from there. The annual cost, with archiving, will be between $6,500 and $7,500, he said. “It’s coming to the point where technology is actually exciting people again,” Likshis told the board. “I used to have all the people I wanted when we first started out, because nobody had ever been behind the scenes at a television station. Then the novelty wore

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much,” Phillips said. Phillips also pointed to the strong leadership of Andy Madura, director of Buildings, Grounds, Maintenance and Food Service, who is the point person regarding the high school’s renovation and construction projects. “Andy is doing a wonderful job,” he said. “He is always on top of every matter.” Meanwhile, SAD 61 acted quickly last week as the school board unanimously voted to make Dr. Kathleen Beecher the interim superintendent. Beecher has served as the assistant superintendent for several years. Previously, she was principal of Sebago Elementary. “Kathy is extremely capable. She has been preparing herself for the superintendency for the past few years. I have had many conversations with her about it, and have involved her in some of the

key work that I have been doing in order to help groom her for that role. She has been involved in negotiations and other key areas,” Phillips said. “Kathy knows the ins and outs of curriculum work; the federal government’s grant program; she has been our Title 1 coordinator; so Kathy has already managed some of the key work in the district. She finished her doctorate a couple of years ago, so she is well versed in assessment and professional development, education reform issues and she has been deeply involved in the high school work, by design. She has so many wonderful personal characteristics — she is extremely smart, well regarded by the board, a person of great integrity and a tremendously hard worker — that I believe she will do very well as the interim superintendent. I think it is great that the (school) board gave her a unanimous vote of approval.”

BCC funding loss (Continued from Page A) Pulmonary Disease) Support group. We also have a number of nonprofits that we believe is part of our Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Bridgton — the Lakeside Garden Club, Good Neighbors, and a Toddler Playgroup for which there is no fee and there are a variety of income levels who participate, and there are also group music lessons that take place. We also have the American Association of Retired People, Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging, and a Matter of Balance classes. Any fees go directly to the agency providing the program.” “A 10% cut won’t close the doors (at the Community Center), but there is going to have to be some blood letting,” Collins said. “We believe we offer a very important service to the community…and when it poops out, it’s going to fall back on the community…We certainly hope the selectmen go back and look at the severity of a 10% cut.” “Immediately, it will be a burden to absorb some of the costs the town is bearing,” said Collins. “We hear you — we’re not through — and we take what you say very seriously,” Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. told Collins and the others. “We could come to an agreement with (the Community Center Board of Directors) saying we’ll turn the building over to them and the town could do maintenance for another year. You know what I’m saying? But, we can talk about it.” The Board of Selectmen is expected to finalize the proposed budget on May 4, but no later than May 11.

At the moment, Phillips found that the availability of superintendent candidates is rather shallow, so SAD 61 is “quite fortunate” to have someone of Beecher’s caliber able to step into the interim role. “It’s a great market right now for superintendents, with between 25 to 35 openings across the state,” he said. “Communities such as Cape Elizabeth have had to readvertise. I had explored a couple of other possibilities, but I wanted to see how this opportunity with RSU 23 would play out.” It proved to be a good match because RSU 23 was seeking a superintendent who had experience with strategic planning, and developing teacher and administrator evaluation (he cited the work here by Stevens Brook Elementary School Principal Cheryl Turpin, who has led the development of new evaluation standards — which SAD 61 lines up perfectly with national guidelines as Phillips saw last week while at a conference in Washington, D.C.). He will also attempt to keep the newly-formed RSU together as Dayton residents have mulled the idea of withdrawing. “There are always growing pains and power issues,” he said. “Being part of a district will ultimately benefit the three towns.” Phillips leaves SAD 61 after

three years. During his tenure, Phillips contended with several major challenges from leading the passage of a major renovation project at Lake Region High School and Vocational Center to overseeing an overhaul in the high school curriculum to a 21st Century Learning model, after LRHS was identified as one of the state’s 10 persistently low-performing schools as determined by the Department of Education. Phillips offered these thoughts: Most proud of? PP. To have received public support for the high school project, especially during these tough economic times. It was an amazing thing. When it is all done, people will look back and say this was the right time to do it because of the availability of the zero percent financing through the stimulus bill. Had we waited, we would have wound up spending another $4 to $5 million in interest charges. We got this done at just the right time. Even though it was very painful, the high school designation as a low performing school has led to some very incredible changes. It’s tough to change high schools. Sometimes it takes a powerful catalyst to break the calcification — things get rigidified. That listing broke that rigidity. It made people really think it is time to do things differently — develop

a high school that when our kids leave here, they are prepared for life — not 1980 but life in 2020 or 2030. Data system development, teacher leadership roles and teacher evaluation changes were two other elements Phillips mentioned. Challenges ahead for SAD 61? PP. The greatest challenges I see for public education are early childhood and transitioning out of school. We need to insure that the first year or two of education, all of our students leave third grade with strong literacy skills. We need to do a better job in getting low performing students’ parents more involved in the school. We have to make sure that our high school program is 21st Century. The world is changing so rapidly. It doesn’t change and stay stable for 20 years. It’s changing, changing again, changing again. Our students need to be more adaptable. They need to be able to problem solve. They need a flavor of how the real world works. Your stay here? PP. It has been wonderful. This has been a great job. I have loved every day working here in this district. The school board has been very supportive. Had it not been my sense of where my financial situation was headed, I would have been quite content to finish out my career here.

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watch LRTV, where before we were limited to just the hard-wired cable viewer.” The live streaming will be done of all programming currently running on channel 5. “That’s the trend, to reprogram television viewing to when you want to watch it,” Likshis said. The service will be especially useful for seasonal residents who want to keep up with local government while they’re living outside the LRTV cable viewing area. LRTV is available to Time Warner cable viewers in Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Casco, Sebago, Baldwin, Cornish, Denmark, Hiram, Parsonsfield and Porter. Likshis said Casco Selectmen have expressed an active interest in having their meetings televised on a regular basis and are discussing an increased level of support in terms

of franchise fees. Bridgton is the only town that returns the full franchise fee to LRTV, while Naples, Harrison, Casco and Sebago allot varying levels of financial support. The funds cover the cost of rent, manager’s salary, office supplies, DVDs, insurance and equipment repair. Around 60 to 70% of all residents in the towns have cable access, Likshis said. The quality of live-streamed programming doesn’t equal the quality of watching the program on cable TV, so Likshis expects the viewing audience to be limited. “It’s a nice step forward, but it still has a long way to go.” For more information on the live streaming service, call Likshis at 647-8044 or e-mail him at manager@lakeregiontv.org.

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off, as more and more equipment became available to the average consumer.” But with the advent of mobile devices, such as iPods, iPads and video phones, “everybody’s back into producing video again,” he said. LRTV could do a community channel where anyone could upload their videos to LRTV, which would then make it available on-demand, he said. So if someone shot video of an event not being covered by LRTV, such as a walk-through of the old Town Hall, they could simply upload it and the station would prepare it for rebroadcast, he said. As for the live streaming, he (Continued from Page A) said, “What this virtually does in his memo to the town manager, “plus, giving the employees is anybody with a computer and three days off in lieu of working every Saturday and Sunday but broadband Internet access can

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and a desire to keep that expense down. Looking at how the town dock is taking shape to account for a handicapped ramp, “crews are exposing a 2 1/2-foot” drop, therefore prompting the need for a railing,” said Goodine. “With the sheer height of that, people won’t be able to get out of their boats,” Goodine said. MDOT has specifications for wooden railings to be put in along the commercial docks on the Causeway, he said. The town is pricing about 70 linear feet of three-bar steel railing; and the town would be financially responsible for any amount that is more than the cost of the wooden railings, he said. The board could decide to use money from a town account for Causeway expenses “such as trash cans and stuff like that,” Goodine said. There is approximately $30,000 available in that account, he said. Paraschak said the railing wasn’t a necessity. “When it comes to the waterfront, there are no railings needed,” he said, adding he and Goodine did a quick site walk. “For onethird of the way down the ramp, where it gets closer to water, we’d be best served to have a railing there.” He added, “Remember where the kids used to jump off the old town dock onto the beach? It’s going to be jacked up and will go down 12-to-1 for the handicapped code. That jump into sand will be 3 or 4 feet.” Paraschak said the town could elect to keep the costs lower by leaving the wooden rail that MDOT would pay for as part of the Bay of Naples Bridge and Causeway construction project. Caron questioned if the money could be taken from elsewhere other than the account for miscellaneous expenses on the Causeway. “Instead of taking it out of that reserve, the money should come from what is committed to the state,” he said. Goodine said a board vote wasn’t needed right away, but MDOT will “give us the wooden rail for no additional costs.”


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April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Voters give bicycle shop green light; change zone

BRIDGTON St. Joseph Catholic Church April 21: Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, 7 p.m. in Fryeburg. April 22: Good Friday Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in Bridgton, 3 p.m.; Good Friday service, Veneration of the Cross and Communion in Fryeburg, 7 p.m. April 23: Easter Vigil Service of Light and Eucharist, 8 p.m. April 24: Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. in Fryeburg; Mass at 10 a.m. in Bridgton. First Congregational Church April 22: Maundy Thursday Service, Communion and Tenebrae, 7 p.m. April 23: Good Friday Service, noon to 1 p.m. April 24: Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Pleasant Mtn. Presbyterian Church April 24: Easter Sunday Service, 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m. Bridgton United Methodist Church April 22: Good Friday Service, noon. April 24: Easter Service, 11 a.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church April 24: Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m., children’s Easter Egg Hunt. Bridgton Alliance Church April 24: Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6 a.m., Easter Worship Service, 9:30 a.m. CASCO Casco Village Church UCC April 21: Maundy Thursday Dramatic Service, 7 p.m. April 22: Good Friday Hunger Walks, 5:30 and 8 a.m. April 23: Holy Saturday Vigil, church will be open w/Vigil hours. April 24: Easter Sunday Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m.; CVC Men’s breakfast, 7 a.m.; Easter Morning Celebration w/Communion, 10 a.m. High Country Mission, Hacker’s Hill, Quaker Ridge April 24: Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. FRYEBURG St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church April 21: Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, 7 p.m. with Bridgton in Fryeburg. April 22: Good Friday Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in Bridgton, 3 p.m.; Good Friday service, Veneration of the Cross and Communion in Fryeburg, 7 p.m. April 23: Easter Vigil Service of Light and Eucharist with Fryeburg in Bridgton, 8 p.m. April 24: Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. in Fryeburg; Mass at 10 a.m. in Bridgton. HARRISON United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison & N. Bridgton April 21: Maundy Thursday

the café run by his mother, Deborah Kilton. During the public hearing on Article 2, Selectman Robert Caron Sr. summed up the sentiment of the voting community. “I am excited about the bike shop,” he said. “We, in this state, keep telling ourselves we want more businesses and jobs to keep our children in the state. I’m glad David’s son chose Naples for his business.” Earlier, resident Patricia Maxim asked why the town couldn’t grant an allowance for the bike shop only, but not for other commercial uses. She stressed that she wanted to see this bicycle shop open in Naples. Naples Code Enforcement Officer Boni Rickett said an ordinance change is the only way the new business can operate there. David Kilton, who owns the land, explained the parcel was too small to support the types of commercial businesses that had been mentioned around town — from a drinking establishment

Service with Communion and Tenebrae, 7 p.m. April 22: Church open for meditation, 4 to 6 p.m. April 24: Easter Sunrise Service at Bridgton Academy upper field, 6 a.m., followed by Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. with Communion, Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments to follow. Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church April 21: Maundy Thursday Sedar Service, 7 p.m., preceded by soup & bread supper at 6:15 p.m. NAPLES Naples United Methodist Church April 21: Service of Holy Communion and foot-washing, 7 p.m. April 22: Service of meditation on the 7 last words of Christ, 7 p.m. April 24: Easter Service, 10 a.m. LOVELL United Church of Christ April 17: Palm Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. April 21: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. April 24: Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. Easter worship service at LUCC, 10:30 a.m. Faith Community Church April 24: Breakfast, 8 a.m., followed by Easter Service, 9:15 a.m. RAYMOND Christ Chapel April 24: Easter Sunday 7 a.m. Sunrise Service, 10 a.m. Easter Service. SEBAGO North Sebago United Methodist Church April 24: Easter Service, 10 a.m. No Easter Sunrise service due to weather. SWEDEN Sweden Community Church April 24: Easter Sunrise Service with Lovell United Church of Christ, 6 a.m., outside Sweden Town Meeting Hall on Bridgton Road, Easter potluck breakfast to follow inside Town Meeting Hall. WATERFORD North Waterford Congregational Church April 21: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Service of Communion and Tenebrae. April 24: Easter Sunrise Service at Keoka Lake Beach with Waterford Congregational Church, 5:45 a.m., followed by breakfast at Wilkins House; 10 a.m. Easter Worship Service at North Waterford Church. Waterford Congregational Church April 21: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Tenebrae Service April 24: Easter Sunrise Service with North Waterford Congregationall Church, 5:45 a.m. at Keoka Lake Beach, followed by breakfast at Wilkins House; 9:30 a.m. Easter Worship Service at Waterford Church.

to a factory. He said his wife was unable to acquire a liquor license because a business serving beer and wine would have to provide more restrooms than the septic system allowed. “Everyone in town is excited about the bicycle shop,” Selectman Christine Power said, adding that as a cyclist, she is personally pleased about the prospect. “How long would it take to change the ordinance so nothing else can go in there?” Rickett estimated it would take a year because a vote at the annual town meeting in June would be needed; and the Ordinance Review Committee would not be able to complete the process of writing the new ordinance before this year’s town meeting. During the special town meeting: • As he has done many times, Selectman Rick Paraschak spoke in favor of installing fire suppression pipes along the Causeway. He was singing to the chorus. Without any more discussion, citizen voted in favor of allocating $80,000 to install the sections of underground water main. A small portion of the money will pay for the engineering plans to be drawn up for the remaining fire suppression project. • Town Manager Derik Goodine explained the need for $10,000 to be re-allocated to the Legal Services account to pay bills for the remainder of the fiscal year. He said this was a matter of moving money from Pot A to Pot B. The majority of residents approved moving funds to cover the debt. • “No” was all residents had to hear before they threw their support behind adopting the PACE Ordinance. The first question asked was: Will this cost the town anything? Goodine answered “no.” No more discussion was needed about PACE, a program administered through Efficiency Maine. PACE assists residents and towns with low-interest loans and rebate information to help with energy efficiency upgrades.

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer DENMARK — If there’s one thing the Denmark Lions Club knows how to do, it’s create enthusiasm. The small club, with a core group of around a dozen and just 40 total members, has a knack for rallying its members and town volunteers to take on seemingly impossible projects. Along with the Lions Club’s commitment to provide scholarships, support sight programs, and local services and organizations, the club has built ball fields, tennis courts, a playground and a town dock. In 2005, working with the Denmark Arts Center, the club raised $170,000 to create a beautiful waterfront Bicentennial Park in the downtown. Sharing Lionism Now, led by Mark and Sonya Allen, the club is inviting other Lions Clubs in Maine to participate in the first-ever Western Maine BBQ Festival, sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, to be held Saturday and Sunday, By Dawn De Busk July 23 and 24 at the Fryeburg Staff Writer NAPLES — In Naples, the Fairgrounds. re-issuing of liquor licenses seems to be one of those springtime rituals. That’s because some establishments operate primarily during the tourist season, according to Town Manager Derik By Dawn De Busk Goodine. Staff Writer On April 4, the Naples CASCO — A town-appointed Board of Selectmen held public hearings for and granted committee that took on metamorliquor licenses to: Sandy’s phic abilities angered many at Flight Deck Restaurant, Black March’s meeting. Will resolution come from the Bear Café, Freedom Café, The Naples Lobster Pound and the decision of local elected officials at April’s only regularly schedInn at Long Lake. The board made quick work uled meeting? On April 12, the Casco Board of its duties by lumping together all the businesses involved of Selectmen workshopped what in the liquor license application to do next regarding a committee that started out to explore options process. The formalities scooted right for creating a town charter, along because there hadn’t been but ended up as a Government any complaints about local res- Oversight Committee — with taurants and pubs from law different objectives. When the vote came up to enforcement officials. “We don’t have anything dismiss the current group and negative to report. So, this will start fresh by advertising for a new committee, the motion was work quickly,” Goodine said. The board voted unanimous- knocked down, 3-2. Chairman ly in favor of granting the five Barbara York and Selectman Paul liquor licenses. Selectman Tom Edes voted in the minority. A later vote to maintain curMayberry was not present. Goodine said all liquor rent membership passed with licenses must get annual munic- York and Edes opposing. Selectman Mary-Vienessa ipal approval, and those yearly renewals vary depending on Fernandes didn’t want to undo when the business owner first the group’s work by disbanding the committee and starting over applied for the permit. “Most of those are seasonal with the process of appointing so they get their licenses now. people to a new committee. “I don’t feel like we should So, a lot of the time frames are May to May, or June to June,” abolish it,” Fernandes said Residents who can continue he said. to serve on the committee are: LICENSES, Page B

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The festival will provide booth space for BBQ-themed fundraising ideas for Lions Clubs from around Maine to raise money for their own communities; so far, Lions Clubs in Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Fryeburg, Brownfield, and Falmouth have signed up, along with the Freeport Lioness’s and of course Denmark. Each club stands to raise a substantial amount of money, as the festival’s main draw will feature Sunday’s Kansas City Barbeque Society competition as seen on the Discovery Channel, TLC or the Food Network, as well as a New England Barbeque Society grilling competition on Saturday. Along with the big smokers and backyard barbecue enthusiasts, the festival will have plenty of other entertainment going on throughout the weekend. There’ll be a classic car show by the Harrison Lions Club on Saturday, sponsored by Macdonald Motors, a motorcycle show on Sunday, sponsored by L-A Harley-Davidson, live music all weekend on two stages, sponsored by Poland Spring, mechanical bull riding,

a children’s play center, sponsored by True Value Hardware, artisans and crafters, and demonstrations on grilling, smoking and BBQ judging as well as fly fishing, archery and even beer making by Bridgton Lion and Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins. Barbecue, low and slow The BBQ teams that will come from across the northeast to show off their low and slow cooking skills aren’t there to sell their creations; they’re there to win. But for a small fee, the People’s Choice event will allow anyone to be a judge and sample BBQ fare. The Kansas City Barbeque Society competition consists of four categories: chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket that can be judged only by certified judges on appearance, taste, and texture. There’ll be barbecue for sale, of course. Jacked Up BBQ of Forked River, N.J., and Crazy Dave’s Pit BBQ of Belfast have been selected to provide world-class barbecue to festival-goers. With up to 50 teams competBBQ CONTEST, Page B

Elizabeth Bullen, Wayne Ward, Betty Glassford, Becky Behlin and Pat Troy. In addition, the town will advertise for community members who wish to serve on the committee. On March 27, Glassford appeared before the board asking that the Government Oversight Committee be given standing

committee status to continue its long-term objectives. Glassford provided a mission statement to the board. At that time, a shocked Troy said, “I am on this committee. Or, at least, I thought I was,” adding she didn’t participate in its evolution. She questioned whether meetings were taking place withCOMMITTEE, Page B

Morphing of committee angers many in Casco

Brooke

Our beloved friend and therapy reading dog, Brooke, passed away Saturday, April 16th, 2011. She was 11 years old and will be missed by many. The Youth Services Department of the Bridgton Public Library will have a memorial service on Friday, April 22nd from 3-4 p.m. Please join us in remembering Brooke and all the fun times we had over the last four years. There is nothing silly about the pain that follows the loss of a much loved animal… Susan Landswan

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Residents attending the Naples special town meeting expressed a desire to see a bike shop locate where the Sunny Windows Café sits on its small parcel. Most community members were willing to change the lot to a commercial zone so the previous business owners’ son could officially open his bicycle retail store. But, people asked about the ability of the town to establish an ordinance that would prohibit uses other than retail on the property once it is changed to a commercial business zone. Once it was clear that such an ordinance could be adopted by town meeting in June 2012, the zone change became more palatable. A strong majority voted in favor of the zone change, which was required before Scott Kilton could operate the bike shop in the building where, for years, so many have enjoyed freshbaked goods and breakfasts in


Fryeburg area

Page B, The Bridgton News, April 21, 2011

Hereford Sale and Youth Show

FRYEBURG — The New England Galloway Group and Fryeburg Youth Show will host the 21st annual National Belted Galloway and Pride of the Pines Hereford Sale and Youth Show from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1 at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The Youth Show sign-ups start on Thursday, when commercial exhibitors will set up. On Friday, the Lions Booths and commercial exhibitors open at 10 a.m. Showmanship contests will take place at 3:30 p.m., and there will be a Jackpot Steer Show at 6:30 p.m., followed by the beef/ potluck dinner and Take A Chance Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auction go to the Youth Show. Cost for the dinner is $11 for adults, $7 for children age 12 and under. To reserve tickets, call Christine Adams at 696-3812 before Monday, April 25. On Saturday, the Commercial Heifer Show begins at 9 a.m., as does the Youth Steer Show and

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Showmanship Contest for nonowned contestants. An educational seminar will be held at 1 p.m., with the 21st annual National Belted Galloway and Pride of the Pines Hereford Sale. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a Jackpot Heifer Show. On Sunday, the Youth Heifer Show begins at 8:30 a.m. The Fryeburg Lions Club will have a booth during the event, and there will be fundraisers by the youth groups. There will be 41 Belted Galloway lots and six Hereford lots offered for sale. For more information, call Scot Adams at 696-3812 or e-mail mnshadow@tdstelme. net, or Diane Gushee at 935- ABOVE AND BELOW THE LINE — The Maine Drawing Project is on exhibit at Fryeburg Academy’s Pace Gallery! 2248. The exhibit runs now through April 29.

FRYEBURG — The Saco Valley 4-H Beef-Dairy & Sheep Club will hold their 18th annual Take a Chance/Silent Auction on Saturday, May 7 at the Natural Resource Building at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Items may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m., and the drawings start at 7 p.m. No wrinkled or bent tickets will be accepted. There will be a dollar table, food booth and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the family of Donald Mills of Denmark. For more information, call Diane or Barbara Gushee at 9352248.

Breakfast benefits camperships, May 1

FRYEBURG — Egg casserole or pancakes and sausage/bacon are on the menu for those who attend the annual May Breakfast to benefit camperships at Pilgrim Lodge. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 1 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Hall on Portland Street, and is sponsored by the CE Committee of the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and a continental breakfast is available for $2.

Short ‘Drawing Project’ exhibited at PACE films at PAC FRYEBURG — Check out Pace Galleries of Art entitled the fascinating new exhibit fea- “Above and Below the Line”: tured at Fryeburg Academy’s The Maine Drawing Project. Palmina S. and Stephen F. The exhibit runs now

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy is very excited to be hosting the New York Short Film Concert again this year on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students (ages 16-plus). Group rates available to groups of 10 or more. You may purchase tickets by visiting www.fryeburgacademy.org or contacting the box office at 935-9232.

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Jennifer Rice from U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ Portland office will hold office hours on Tuesday, May 3 in three Greater Bridgton towns, as follows: • Harrison Town Office, 20 Front Street, 10 a.m. • Casco Community Center, 940 Meadow Road, noon. • Sebago Town Office, 406 Bridgton Road (Route 107), 2 p.m. Rice will be available to provide assistance with federal issues and agencies, such as social security, veterans’ affairs, and citizenship and immigration. No appointment is necessary.

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FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society will host their second annual all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 10 a.m. at The American Legion on Bradley Street in Fryeburg. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. The menu is pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, hash browns, orange juice, coffee and muffins.

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through April 29. The Pace Galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gallery is also open during most performances in the Leura Hill Eastman PAC, or by appointment. Call 935-9232 or e-mail boxoffice@fryeburgacademy. org to schedule a visit. The Maine Drawing Project is a statewide visual arts initiative, developed by the Maine Curators Group that represents a unique collaboration between Maine’s arts organizations. As part of the Maine Drawing Project, museums and galleries across Maine will offer exhibitions that focus on the process of drawing and how artists use it as a vehicle for creating diverse forms of visual expression. These exhibitions, scheduled throughout the 2011 calendar year, feature work by artists from Maine and around the world. They present an array of contemporary and

historical artworks that come from the prestigious collections of Maine’s museums and galleries. Join FA and experience the richness of the drawing process and the media it encompasses. Explore the Maine Drawing Project. Also on current display is “Hiram Barns: Agricultural Cathedrals,” a photographic exhibition of over one hundred new and old photographs of barns in the town of Hiram. Prepared for the Hiram Historical Society, the exhibit identifies and arranges barns by style and function. It includes English Barn, Yankee Barn, Yankee Barn with Extensions, Bank Barn, Side-bank Barn, Village Barn, Connected Barn, Barns for single purposes such as chickens and horses, Gambrel Roofs, Special Features such as silos and cupolas and milk rooms, Barns at risk, Lost Barns, and New Barns.


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April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Casco Recreation Day Camp sign-ups

Naples clean up

NAPLES — The Naples Recreation Department will be holding a cleanup day at the Naples Playground on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.  If you would like to help beautify the playground, please feel free to come and help. Bring rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows.

Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after childcare runs from 7 to 8 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Registrations will be held at the Casco Community Center on Tuesday, April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Payment in full is due May 27. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for every child you sign up. Fees are as follows: full summer, $840 for residents, $980 for nonresidents; $120 per week for residents and $140 for non-residents; Tuesday and Thursday, $70 for residents and $80 nonresidents; before and after care, $35 for residents and non-residents. For more information, FIREHOUSE VISIT — Den 6 Wolves from Naples/Casco Pack 156 recently visited the Naples or if you have any questions Fire Department Station. The boys asked and answered questions to fulfill requirements please contact Casco Parks toward their Wolf badges. and Recreation Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or e-mail recreation@cascomaine.org

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March for Babies

NAPLES — This Saturday, April 23, will be a party for the babies at the Redneck Lounge in Naples, when a DJ spins tunes for a dancing good time to benefit the March of Dimes. The Bay City Strollers, a family team walking for their third year May 1 in the March for Babies event in Portland, has organized the event, which begins at 4 p.m. March for

Babies supports the March of Dimes, which supports research and community programs that help moms have healthy, fullterm pregnancies. Along with dancing, there will be a silent auction, door prizes and giveaways, as well as food and drink specials. For more information, visit www. marchforbabies.org/team/baycitystrollers

Gardens trip sign-ups

Naples and Casco Recreation departments are offering a trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay on Thursday, June 23. The gardens offer stunning ornamental gardens and exceptional natural beauty, waterfalls, stonework and sculpture. Miles of trails allow you to experience waterfront and woodlands that are quintessentially Maine. Lunch will include a buffet of sandwiches,

a side salad or chips, fruit, homemade cookie and beverage. The bus leaves the American Legion in Naples at 9 a.m., and returns at 5 p.m. Cost is $43 for Casco or Naples residents, or $53 for non-residents (if space is available). The registration deadline is Friday, June 2. For more information, contact Beth Latsey in Casco at 627-4187 or Harvey Price Jr. in Naples at 693-6364.

HARRISON — Want to read the latest book by your favorite author? Is there a garden, woodworking, quilting, bird-watching, etc., project on your to-do list? Did your

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HARRISON — The Huskies are howling for all 4th grade Waterford Wildcats to come out and play — by taking part in the Harrison Elementary School Variety Show on Friday, May 13. Students in K-6, along with 4th graders from Waterford Elementary School and teachers and staff, will be invited to participate in this fun variety show. For more information, contact Julie Murphy at 5836237, or talk to Rob Cook or Deborah Menezes.

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Shriners’ screenings

Kora Shriners are sponsoring pediatric, orthopaedic and burn injury screening clinics on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the locations listed below. No appointments are necessary. There is no charge for your visit. Locations include: Central Maine Medical Center in Lewison, contact Robert McKinley at 346-1931 or Fred Field at 728-0600 for more information; Windham High School, contact Robert Miele at 892-9829; or the Children’s Dyslexia Center, 1897 Congress Street in Portland.

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(Continued from Page B) “People say, ‘Why don’t you remind me when my liquor license runs out?’ I tell them they are running the business, and they need to keep track. I can’t keep track of when all the liquor permits are due,” he said. “Still, I don’t mind giving them a letter, saying they can continue using their license for another month, which gives them time to put paperwork in order,” Goodine said. Also, on April 4, the Freedom Café applied for a Special Use Permit to have live music or entertainment on the premises. Per usual, a board member double-checked with the applicant to make certain it was clear no outdoor music would occur after 9 p.m. This time, Selectman Christine Powers asked the question — just to be fair, because the board asks all applicants about it, she said. “In Naples, there is a policy that we’ve developed over the last eight years because of complaints of too much noise during outside events. So, live music has to come inside after 9 p.m., because noise carries more than usual around the lakes and ponds,” Goodine explained. The Blues Festival, which falls on Father’s Day weekend in June, can go until midnight or 1 a.m. That group gets special approval on its Special Amusement Permit, he said. Goodine added Blues Festival officials have yet to come before selectmen regarding this year’s event.

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Page B, The Bridgton News, April 21, 2011

Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon.

BRIDGTON April 21 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Janet Jones of C.H.O.I.C.E.S., 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. April 21, 26, 28 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. April 21, 28 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. April 21 — Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Community Center. April 22 — Earth Day Cleanup of Stevens Brook along Pondicherry Park, Main St. & Depot St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., meet at Community Center. FMI: Ken Murphy, 2429417, Carmen Leone, 647-3116, or Sarah Morrison, 647-8580, ext. 12. April 22, 25 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. April 22 — First anniversary celebration, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 a.m. talk on Peak Oil and local solar solutions by John Howe, Mo’s Electric and Solar, 18 Depot St. (behind Renys). April 22 — Earth Day Work Party for Bridgton Community Center Garden, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Center. April 22 — Earth Day Kite Making for Children, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. April 22 — Mother Goose Time, Earth Day celebration, 10:30 a.m., library. April 22 — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., weave an Easter basket, ages 6 and up, 1:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. April 22 — Earth Day hike, Bald Pate Mtn., 3 to 4:30 p.m., meet at trailhead, gathering at Bray’s Brew Pub to follow. FMI: 6474352. April 22, 29 — Reading with Brooke the therapy dog, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., library. April 23 — Trail cleanup day on Ledges Trail, Pleasant Mountain Preserve, meet at trailhead, Mountain Rd., 7:45 a.m. FMI: 6474352. April 23 — DancingTrees “Prize Patrol” scouting for people doing Earth Day cleanup, all day. FMI: 539-2670. April 23 — Photo Hike for age 55+, 10 a.m. to noon, Pondicherry Park. FMI: Tom Tash, 647-8786. April 23 — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Narramissic Farm, Ingalls Rd.

April 23, 30 — Ping pong, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2847. April 23, 30 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 5 to 7 p.m., Town Hall. April 24, May 1 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. April 25 — Senior College, American Transcendentalists, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-9599. April 25 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. April 25 — Bridgton Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. April 26 — Senior College, Beethoven’s Quintessential String Quartets, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 6479599. April 26 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. April 26 — Food Pantry Distribution Day, last names MZ, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bridgton Methodist Church; last names A-L, 1 to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, April 26 — Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Community Center. April 26 — Natural childbirth class, 3-6 p.m., The Birth House, 28 So. High St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-5968. April 26 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-8786. April 26 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. April 26 — Friends of No. Bridgton Library, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 647-8563. April 27, 29 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. April 27 — Senior College, The Air-Ocean System, 9:30 to noon, Community Center. FMI: 6479599. April 27 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. April 27 — Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. April 27 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. April 28 — Bridgton Rotary Club, regular meeting, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. April 28 — Senior College, Wild Things That Fly, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-9599. April 28 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. April 28 — Business After Hours, Integrated Primary Care Project by Tri-County Mental Health and Bridgton Hospital, 5 to 7 p.m., Bridgton Hospital.

Calendar April 29 — Vernal pool exploration around Highland Lake with LEA Educator Sarah Morrison, meet 10 a.m. at LEA, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. April 29 — Mother Goose Time, plant a tree for Arbor Day, 10:30 a.m., library. April 29 — Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes, noon, Bridgton Methodist Church. April 29 — Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. April 30 — Bridgton Police Department prescription drug disposal day, begins 8 a.m., Community Center. April 30 — Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition, 10 a.m. to noon, Junior Harmon Field. FMI: 647-8786. April 30 — Chinese Auction to benefit B.R.A.G. Recreation Complex, doors open 11 a.m., drawings start 1 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 627-7380 or 647-3304. April 30 — Open House at Special Delivery Family Birthing Center, 2 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Dr. FMI: 6476000.

BROWNFIELD April 21, 26, 28 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. April 22 — Brownfield Rec meeting, 6 p.m., Community Center. April 23 — Annual Easter Party, 10 a.m., Community Center. April 25-29 — Brownfield Community Center open for April vacation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Community Center. April 25 — T-ball practice begins, 3:15 p.m. Team 1; 5:30 p.m. Team 2, Community Center. April 25 — Rookie softball practice begins, 3:15 p.m., Community Center. April 27 — Burnt Meadow Brook Cemetery Assn. annual meeting, 10:30 a.m., Town Office. April 30 — New five-week Zumba class series begins, 9 a.m., Community Center. April 30 — Susan Werner in concert, 8 p.m., Stone Mountain Arts Center, Dugway Rd. fmi: 935-7292.

CASCO April 21, 28 — Dodge Ball, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for middle and high school age, 3:30 to 4:30 for grades 3 to 5, Community Center. April 21, 28 — Adult Coed Volleyball, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6274187. April 24, 27 — Adult coed basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,

Community Center gym. FMI: 6274187. April 26 — Social Yoga, 9 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 6274187. April 26 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. April 26 — Registration for Casco Recreation Day Camp (July 5-Aug. 19), 4 to 7 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 627-4187. April 30 — Registration for Casco Recreation Day Camp (July 5-Aug. 19), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6274187. April 30 — Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd., Rte. 121.

DENMARK April 21 — Family Game Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., library. FMI: 452-2200. April 27 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. April 28 — Free workshop on The Work, by Byron Katie, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Nurture Through Nature, 77 Wilton Warren Rd. FMI: 4522929.

FRYEBURG April 21-29 — Maine Drawing Project on exhibit, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Gallery, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. April 23 — All-you-can-eat breakfast by Fryeburg Historical Society, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. April 25 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. April 28-May 1 — National Belted Galloway and Pride of the Pines Hereford Sale and Youth Show, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 696-3812, 935-2248. April 30 — Benefit supper, raffle, Chinese auction for Bryson Herlihy, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. FMI: 9352546. May 1 ­— Oxford County Democrats caucus meeting with Mike Tipping of Maine Peoples Alliance, 3 to 5 p.m., Paris Town Office. FMI: 875-2116. May 1 — Annual May Breakfast by First Congregational Church to benefit Pilgrim Lodge camperships, 7 to 9:30 a.m., Masonic Hall, Portland St. HARRISON April 21 — Lenten Discussion on comparative faiths, light supper 6:15 p.m., talk to follow, Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. April 25 — Adult Coed

Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. April 25 — Friends of Harrison Village Library, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. April 26 — Teen Basketball, 7th grade+, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. April 26 — Co-Ed Adult Softball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Crystal Lake Park. April 27 — Coed Adult Volleyball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. April 30 — Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Edes Falls Community Center.

LOVELL April 21-30 — $1 a Bag Sale. 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Wed., Sat., Thrift Shop at United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. April 21, 28 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. April 21 — Pruning course with Barbara Murphy, 12:30 to 2 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. April 22, 29 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 22, 29 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. April 23 — Cleanup at Lake Kezar Country Club, 8 a.m. to noon. April 23 — Easter Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. April 25 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. April 25 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. April 28 — Literacy Night with New Suncook PTA, pork dinner 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School. April 28 — Using native trees and shrubs in the landscape with Barbara Murphy, 12:30 to 2 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. April 30 — VFW Ladies Auxiliary Ladies Fair and Food Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., VFW Hall, Smarts Hill Rd. April 30 — Family Bookmaking Workshop with Barbara Anderson, library. FMI: 925-3177.

NAPLES April 21, 28 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. April 21, 28 — Pajama Storytime, “Water and Surface Tension,” 6 p.m., library. FMI: 6936841. April 21 — Naples Grange #94, potluck dinner & Citizen of Year Award to Ovide, 6 p.m., grange meeting 7 p.m., Singer Center, Village Green. April 21 — Pajama Storytime,

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“Celebrate Easter & Passover,” 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. April 22 — Step Into Fitness, indoor walking program, 4:30 to 6 p.m., LRHS. Transportation: 6473116. April 22 — Fish Fry, 5:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. April 23 — Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, library. April 23 — Easter Bunny festivities, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Grange. FMI: 671-5804. April 23 — Reception for Librarian Christine Powers, 1:30 p.m., library. April 23 — Party for the Babies to support March for Babies event in Portland, 4 p.m., Redneck Lounge, Rte. 11. April 26 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10 to 11 a.m., library. April 26 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. April 29 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Naples Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail. FMI: 1-800-482-0743. RAYMOND April 25 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. April 25 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. April 27 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 6554283. April 27 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. April 30 — Free community meal, Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. FMI: 655-5058.

SEBAGO April 23 — Spring Cake Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. FMI: 787-2321. April 23 — Public spaghetti supper by Sebago Branch Duckers Snowmobile Club, 4 to 6 p.m. Town Hall, meeting to follow, 7 p.m. April 25 — Story Hour for Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. April 25 — Maple Grove Grange #148, 6:15 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. meeting, “Do You Remember?”, Sebago Center Community Church, Rte. 107. April 26 — Sebago Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. April 27 — Sebago Historical Society, summer planning, 7 p.m., society building, 347 Convene Rd. FMI: 787-2489. April 30 — Milkweed Puppets, free, 2 p.m., library. FMI: 7872321. AREA EVENTS April 21 — Bridgton Rotary

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Country living Smart Meals for ME

Smart Meals for ME, a program funded by Healthy Lakes’ Communities Putting Prevention to Work program, is launching a public awareness campaign to promote healthy eating in the Sebago Lakes region. The campaign has two focus areas: the first is encouraging local, non-chain restaurants in Baldwin, Bridgton, Casco, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Raymond, Standish and Windham to voluntarily provide calorie information on menus. The public is being asked to get involved and invite their favorite restaurants to join Smart Meals for ME by downloading and printing an invitation card at www.facebook.com/smartmealsforme, and giving it to their favorite local eatery. The second focus area is an educational campaign promoting that adults eat 2,000 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight. The educational materials show adults what a day of healthy meals consisting of 2,000 calories can look like, and give them a benchmark for counting calories, especially as they begin to see calorie information posted on restaurant menus in the community.   Restaurant menu labeling has become a national trend. In Maine, a law requiring all chain restaurants — those with more than 20 locations — to post calorie information on their menus took effect on

Feb. 1, 2011.  A similar federal law also took effect on March 23, 2011 for chain restaurants across the country. Smaller chains and individual restaurants are exempt from the law in part due to the cost of analyzing recipes and reprinting menus. As part of this campaign, Smart Meals for ME will cover the costs of a registered dietitian to do the nutrition analysis and reprint menus with new calorie information for any restaurants in the Sebago Lakes region that sign up to participate.  “The Tiki Bar and Grill was the first restaurant in the Lake Region to volunteer for the Smart Meals for ME effort. Their menu analysis is completed and their customers are currently enjoying a new menu with calorie information,” said Stephanie Agne, Registered Dietitian, Smart Meals of ME, a program of Healthy Lakes Communities Putting Prevention to Work. “We’re also excited that the Bridgton Hospital cafeteria will be posting calories soon and we encourage other restaurants in the area to contact us to join Smart Meals for ME.” Agne added, “Many adults in our community are unaware of the number of calories they are eating, especially if they dine out often. We want to put a spotlight on selecting better meals and snacks and hopefully put our community members on the path to healthier lives.”

Typically, a restaurant meal is enough to serve at least two adults, and most people underestimate the amount they eat by 600 or more calories when dining out. Having 600 extra calories a week can lead to a weight gain of nine pounds per year.  To build awareness around eating a healthy number of calories, Smart Meals for ME will be reaching out to the community through brochures, posters and radio advertising to illustrate what eating 2,000 calories a day can look like. The promotional materials feature images of a typical fast food meal (bacon cheeseburger, fries and a soda) totaling 1,620 calories — almost all the calories needed for one adult’s day — and images of three smaller, healthier meals with two snacks equal to 2,000 calories, which can be eaten throughout the day.    In addition to showing what a healthy 2,000 calories a day can look like, the campaign will also provide tips to help reduce calorie intake when dining out, such as: skipping fatty toppings like bacon, cheese and croutons; asking for gravies and dressings on the side; sticking with water instead of large sodas, and watching portion sizes. Finally, the campaign will encourage individuals to read nutrition facts labels on the different products they buy to better understand how many servings they are eating, and to find out how many calories they need by using free resources like www.pyramidtracker.org

Welcome back Christine

The public would like to welcome Christine Powers back to Naples Public Library. They will be having a meet and greet on Saturday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Remember the Chinese Auction at Stevens Brook Elementary on Saturday, April 30. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the auction starts at 1 p.m. The auction benefits the B.R.A.G. Recreation Complex in Bridgton and the Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial Field. The Sunshine Club of Webbs Mills will be having a supper on Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Webbs Mills Community Hall. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children age six to 12, and under five free. The menu is beans, salads, hot dogs, bread, and homemade pie. This will be the last supper of the season and the Sunshine Ladies want to thank all their patrons for making them a suc-

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040 chicomomma33@gmail.com cess. They hope to see everyone in the fall. The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes will meet at the Methodist Church in Bridgton on Friday, April 29 at noon. I hope everyone has gotten their money ($10) to Jan. April Birthdays are Rachel Bacon and Eleanor Heidrich. Many happy returns of the day, ladies. The May meeting will be at South Paris Congregational Church at noon for $8, on Friday, May 27. The Fish Fry will be held at the American Legion on Friday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The

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Birthwise Midwifery School is sponsoring a free clinic for women in the western Maine region on Thursdays, April 7 and May 5. Fully-supervised student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School will offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis at The Birth House in Bridgton. The clinic will offer the following services: annual gynecological exams, pap tests, routine well woman care (including education on common vaginal infections and STI screening), nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and fertility awareness education. All these services are provided at no cost, except lab fees for any laboratory test ordered. These will be billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare and private health insurance plans. For those who are not seeing a provider regularly, do not

SOUTH PARIS — A public pasta supper will be held on Friday, April 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit Relay For Life of Oxford Hills. The supper, which includes salad, various desserts, and make-your-own ice cream sundae, will be held at the American Legion Hall, 12 Church St., South Paris. Tickets are available in advance from Relay For Life committee members or at the door, and cost $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under. Attendees may also participate in raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Relay For Life supports cancer research and will be held by the Oxford Hills chapter on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, at the Don Gouin Athletic Field at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. For more information, contact Mac Watts at 373-3704 or Mac. Watts@cancer.org

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Fundraisers continue for Bryson

by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183

Events focus on caring for Earth

Shopping trips

Let’s go shopping! The Bridgton Community Center is inaugurating a service to Bridgton residents. Trips are being scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of every month beginning May 10 with a trip to North Windham. The May 24 trip will travel to North Conway. Trips are scheduled to depart from the Bridgton Community Center at 9 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 round trip. Shoppers to North Windham could be dropped at such places as WalMart, Shaw’s, etc. Those traveling to North Conway may visit WalMart, Christmas Tree Shops, etc. For those without personal transportation, this would provide a very necessary service. To make the required reservations, call the Community Center at 647-3116 by Monday noon. Space is limited, so this will be on a first-come, firstserved basis.

A photo hike for people aged 55 and over will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in Pondicherry Park. For more information, call Tom Tash at 647-8786. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Bridgton Library on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. Following the hunt, kids will learn how to weave an Easter egg basket at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 647-2472. The Bridgton Art Guild at Gallery 302 is presenting a “Cherish Our Earth” exhibit now through Thursday, April 28. For more information, call 647-2787.

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Casco and Naples Recreation departments are offering a senior bus trip to the Northern New England Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Friday, May 13. The bus will leave the American Legion in Naples at 10:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Cost of $7 includes admission and transportation; lunch is on your own. The deadline for registering is Friday, May 6. The flower show will feature over 300 booths filled with home and garden products and 11 garden centers. There are five acres of outside displays, and there will be seminars on healthy, eco-friendly homes and gardens. The famous Meet the Chef cooking series will also be offered, and there are many food vendors. For more information, call Beth Latsey in Casco at 6274187 or Harvey Price in Naples at 693-6364.

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RAYMOND — Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, invites everyone in Raymond and surrounding communities to a free community meal on Saturday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu will be Swedish meatballs, rice, salad, casseroles and desserts, and the food is continually served, buffetstyle. The chapel is located off Route 85, near Crescent Lake. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Tammy at 655-5058.

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Tickets can be bought at Primary Care at Memorial Hospital and Hair Design in Fryeburg. The tickets are $1 for one and eight for $5. The night of the dinner, there will be an auction of several items, mainly a Broadway package with two premium seats to any Broadway show, along with an overnight stay at a hotel in Manhattan. There will also be a 2011 team autographed Boston Bruins jersey. Music for that evening will be provided by Justin Jaymes. Tickets for the evening dinner and entertainment are $40. Both fundraisers will help Aimee and T.J. Herlihy with expenses during Bryson’s treatments in Portland and Boston. For more information, send an e-mail to letshelpbryson@ gmail.com or the website www. letshelpbryson.com The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will celebrate National Library Week on Saturday, April 30, with art teacher Barbara Anderson, who will conduct a family bookmaking workshop. Through her guidance, family members, children and adults can put together a book, which they will make by themselves. All the supplies are being provided by the library for this special day. It is requested that those who will attend please register by calling 925-3177 or sign up when you visit the library. The library is holding a Thursday, May 5, fundraiser in conjunction with Flatbread Co. pizza. This wonderful business in North Conway, N.H., with its open oven pizza, provides an opportunity for most of the organizations in the Mount

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Washington area to raise money for their particular organization. Again this year, a popular option is signing up before that night for delivery at the library. For those who would rather pick up the pizza at the library and eat at home, you can sign up at the library, where there will be menus to choose from. The deadline for this option is on Wednesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. The orders to go will be delivered to the library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Of course, there might be those who’d rather go to the restaurant, but a percentage of all the evening receipts will go to the library. At Flatbread Co., there will also be a raffle, and all proceeds of the evening go toward the programs at the library. On Thursday, April 28, the New Suncook PTA will be holding Literacy Night. This event

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will start off with a pork dinner sponsored by the Pequawket Kids Association. For those who would like to attend the dinner, reservations would be appreciated. Following the dinner, each attendee will be invited to “Create Your Own Story,” by thinking of the fun that parents and children will have as they’re encouraged to use their imagination for fiction or about themselves. There will also be books. It will be a night of stories, games and another New Suncook moment for all to remember. A reminder that all children who are age five on or before Oct. 16 in the SAD 72 School District must be register for kindergarten by Friday, May 6, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. For an appointment, call Mary at 935-2600, ext. 24, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. On the day of registration, the parent or guardian must provide a copy of the birth certificate, all current immunizations and proof of residency. If you have to have an IV put in your arm, thank God for Nancy at Memorial Hospital. She was fast and slick that nary a pinch did I feel. Thanks, Nancy.

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An Earth Day Cleanup of Stevens Brook will take place along Pondicherry Park, Main Street and Depot Street on Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Community Center. For more information, call Ken Murphy at 242-9417, Carmen Lone at 6473116, or Sarah Morrison at 6478580, ext. 12. The Bridgton Community Center is sponsoring a kite-making activity on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bridgton Historical Society is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Narramissic Farm on the Ingalls Road, which is off Route 107 in South Bridgton. Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated. Burgers, hot dogs and light refreshments will be available. An Earth Day hike will take place up Bald Pate Mountain on April 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meet at the trailhead. On Saturday, April 23, DancingTrees will have its “Prize Patrol” car out scouting for people doing Earth Day cleanup activities all day. For more information, call 539-2670.

Once again, kind people are taking up the cause of Bryson Herlihy, who is battling Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of juvenile cancer. Bryson is only two years old, but he’s got a long fight ahead of him. To aid his family through this period, many fundraisers and raffles have been held. The next benefit supper will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. The menu will be casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, beverage and dessert. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction table. Taking part in this event are the Fryeburg Assembly of God, Congregational Church, the New Church and Mother Seton. The price of the dinner is $8 adults and $4 children. A combination benefit dinner and raffle will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Tuckerman’s Tavern on Route 16A in Intervale, N.H. The raffle is ongoing, with the winning tickets being drawn that night. Prizes included in the raffle are several gift cards from local businesses, a grand prize of four tickets to the July 9 Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles, courtesy of Storyland, and the second prize of a Trollbeads bracelet, courtesy of the Penquin.

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Earth Day work party This Earth Day, Friday, April 22, the Bridgton Community Center garden will host a special work party from 9:30 to 11 a.m., thanks to volunteered labor and donated materials from area businesses and community members. The event, led by volunteer Garden Manager Cathy Pinkham, will focus on the cleanup and expansion of the garden. Local Bridgton businesses, including Brill Lumber, will be delivering donated supplies including new raised beds that owner Steve Brill built by hand. A sign created by Muddy River Signs will be erected in the garden, thanks to volunteered labor and donated materials. Many community volunteers will be on hand to help prepare the garden for planting, including contractor Tim Barry, BGM Home Services, The Progress Center of Norway, Steve Haggard, tractor services and staff of both Healthy Lakes Communities Putting Prevention to Work and the Community Center. Expansion of the garden this season is made possible in large part due to funds from Healthy Lakes Communities Putting Prevention to Work. Food grown in the garden will be donated to weekly senior lunch-

es and Community Kettle dinners hosted at the Community Center, as well as to local food pantries. Healthy Lakes Communities Putting Prevention to Work is one of two local programs in Maine that received funding in March 2010 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Maine was awarded $4.28 million by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, and Healthy Lakes received $1.4 million of that total for a two-year period. The Lakes Region initiative is led by the People’s Regional Opportunity Program, a nonprofit, multi-service community action agency, and serves nine rural towns including: Baldwin, Bridgton, Casco, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Raymond, Standish and Windham. The primary objective is to make long-lasting and sustainable changes to positively impact the general health of the Lakes Region community by increasing access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities so as to decrease overweight and obesity rates. Currently, 68 percent of residents in the Lakes Region area are overweight or obese — slightly more than the state average of 64 percent.

Justin K. Reardon and Kristen L. Whitaker

Engagement

Corinne Whitaker of Conway, N.H. and Alan Whitaker of Fryeburg, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Leigh, to Justin Kevin Reardon. Justin is the son of Kevin and Betsy Reardon of Portland, and Janine Reardon, also of Portland. Kristen graduated from Fryeburg Academy, Class of 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Class of 2008, with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Kristen is a financial analyst at L.L. Bean in Freeport.  Justin graduated from Westbrook High School, Class of 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, Class of 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Justin is an inside project consultant at Contech Construction Products, Inc. in Scarborough. Kristen is the granddaughter of Maynard and Carol Craig of Lovell, and Rochelle Whitaker and the late Fred Whitaker of Fryeburg.   Justin is the grandson of Phyllis Reardon of Portland, and Gertrude and Jerry Rossignol of Biddeford. FRYEBURG — A benefit supper for Bryson Herlihy and The wedding is planned for Sept. 10, 2011, at The Bethel Inn family will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. in Bethel. Following a honeymoon to Aruba, the bride and groom Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg. Bryson is a two-year-old with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of will reside at their home in Westbrook. cancer. He has had surgery, is in a full body cast and continues chemotherapy treatments. The menu is casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, beverages and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. There Jade E. Bedard and Bryan M. Henry of Fryeburg have will be 50/50 drawings, and a Chinese auction table. Participating a daughter, Madison Marie Henry, born on March 11, 2011. churches are the Assembly of God, Congregational, New Church Maternal grandparents: Tracy Lane of Sweden and Rick Bedard of and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fryeburg. For more information, Fryeburg. Maternal great-grandmother: Dianne Lane of Bridgton. call Sally at 935-2546. Maternal great-great-grandmother: Melva Hale of Bridgton.

Benefit for Bryson

The Loon Echo Land Trust will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 22. Locally, the fun begins with a family-friendly, moderate hike up Bald Pate Mountain in South Bridgton. Call up your friends and bring your whole family; even four-legged friends are welcome. The hike will be led by Loon Echo’s Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Jon Evans. At the summit, hikers will be invited to pay homage to Mother Earth by sharing stories, playing music or reading poetry. Bring your love of nature, music and poems to share. Wear hiking boots and appropriate clothing, bring water, snacks, and meet at the Bald Pate parking lot at 3 p.m. After the hike, the group will head to Bray’s Brew Pub on Route 302 in Naples, where the Highland String Trio will perform as “Bald Pate Celebration Ale” is served. For the past seven years, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special brew has gone to Loon Echo Land Trust, in part, to care for the trails at Bald Pate Mountain, according to Carrie Walia, executive director of Loon Echo. Earth Day, founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, intends to inspire awareness and appreciation for our natural environment, and it is celebrated in more than 175 countries each year.

“We’ve had a long partnership with Bray’s, and we’re grateful for their support every year,” said Walia. “Our Earth Day celebrations are always fun, but they’re important, too, because they remind us that we have a responsibility to take care of our natural world. We’re the stewards of the land.” 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 3,785 acres of land, and Bald Pate Mountain Preserve is one of six preserves that are open to the public. Other Loon Echo preserves include Pleasant Mountain Preserve in Bridgton and Denmark; Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco; Pondicherry Park in Bridgton; Sylvan Woods in Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve in Bridgton. All Loon Echo hikes are free; however, donations are always welcome and will qualify you for a one-year membership. Since it is mud season in Maine, you may want to bring a change of shoes for the celebration at Bray’s. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholandtrust.org. For more information about this hike or other Loon Echo events, contact Jon Evans at jon@lelt.org or call 647-4352. Hooray Spring!

Area births

Paternal grandparents: Laura and Randy Henry of Brownfield. Andrew and Kaleigh Pelletier of Norway have a boy, Mitchell Andrew Pelletier, born April 15 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Mitchell weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and joins a the importance of family, busi- sister, Adilynne, 2. Maternal grandparents are Karen and David nesses, educators’ and citizens’ Freitas of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Tina Rossingol and Elden Martin of Bridgton. involvement. Jones will briefly discuss the program’s goals for the future in educating youth on the importance of making good choices and give them the skills to achieve their personal goals in a healthy, safe way. She will have four or five members 207-583-9077 sharing their stories, including Bridgton Police Department Main St., Harrison officers involved in the program.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Fryeburg Academy’s own Joe DeVito with an inside look at II Trovatore. No fee, donation appreciated.

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Club with Janet Jones of Bridgton C.H.O.I.C.E.S., 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. April 21-22 — Earth Day activities, noon to 1:30 p.m., Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, N.H. FMI: 603-3237591, 1-800-686-6117. April 21 — Independent Film Night, A Bad Day to Go Fishing, 6 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 21 — New Gloucester Historical Society, history of Maine barns with Don Perkins, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Rte. 231. April 21-23 — M&D Productions, 5 Women Wearing The Same Dress, 7 p.m., 1857 White Mtn. Hwy., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-662-7591. April 22, 29 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. April 22 — Images of the Infinite, 8:30 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. April 22-23 — Laser Show, 3, 7 & 8 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 780-4249. April 23 — Safari Adventure: a Photographic Experience,” with Claudia Coen de Peck, PhD., 2 to 5 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 23 — Chinese Auction to benefit Responsible Pet Care, bidding 5 to 6:30 p.m., winners drawn 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, So. Paris. April 24 — Laser Mania, 1 and 3 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 780-4249. April 25-29 — April Vacation activities for families, noon, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, N.H. FMI: 603-3237591, 1-800-686-6117. April 25 — Mount Washington Valley Toastmasters, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Slope Inn, Main St., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3238800. April 25 — Mountain Storytellers Guild, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 26-May 20 — A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls, 9 to 11 a.m., First

Congregational Church, So. Paris. FMI: 866-609-5183. April 26 — Spiritual Film by Eaton Satsang, Quantum Revelation, 6:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. April 27 — Wednesday Knitter’s Group, noon, Soldier’s Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. April 27 — Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques class, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harper Conference Center, Ripley Medical Building, Norway. FMI: 1-866-609-5183. April 27 — How to Grow a Salad Garden, 6 to 8 p.m., Cooperative Extension of Oxford County, Olson Rd., So. Paris. FMI: 743-6329. April 27 — Talk on Endurance Riding by Kathy Brunjes and Tom Hutchinson by Mahoosuc Land Trust, 7 p.m., McLaughlin Science Building, Gould Academy, Bethel. FMI: 824-3806. April 28 — Otisfield Historical Society, “The People of Pugleyville,” 7 p.m., Otisfield Town Office. FMI: 539-2521. April 28-30 — M&D Productions, 5 Women Wearing The Same Dress, 7 p.m., 1857 White Mtn. Hwy., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-662-7591. April 29-30 — American Red Cross wilderness and remote first aid course, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Harold Alfond Center, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-6615. April 29 — Public pasta supper to benefit Relay For Life of Oxford Hills, 5 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 12 Church St., So. Paris. FMI: 373-3704. April 29 — Kids Hunting For A Cure Banquet w/pig roast, raffle, auction, 6 p.m., Paris Fire Station, Western Ave., So. Paris. April 29 — Norway Open Mic with host Nate Towne, signup 6:30 p.m., begins 7 p.m., Norway Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-2828. April 29 — Eight Planets and Counting, 7 p.m., Two Pieces of Small Glass, 8:30 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. April 30 ­— Oxford County Democrats caucus meeting, environmental impacts of LePage agenda, 3 to 5 p.m., Paris Town Office. FMI: 875-2116. April 30 — Roast beef dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Windham Hill U.C.C., 140 Windham Center Rd. May 1 — Eight Planets and Counting, 3 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 780-4249.

BBQ contest to sizzle Fairgrounds (Continued from Page B) ing for $12,500 in prize money and the chance to qualify for the American Royal Championship, the two-day family festival is expected to draw as many as 10,000 people. “People from all walks of life love to cook and eat BBQ,” said Denmark Lions Club member JoAnne Harbourt. In March 2010, Mark and Sonya approached six other club members with the idea of organizing a committee to bring competition BBQ to the Fryeburg Fairgrounds to help other Lions Clubs make money. The Organization Committee has met regularly since that time. Mark and Sonya were honored in 2009 by Lions Clubs

International with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest form of recognition embodying the humanitarian ideas of Lionism — working for the betterment of their communities and the world at large. The Allens say they are simply passing the torch given them by elder members who have made the Denmark Lions Club the success it has become. Start thinking 10,000 At first, members thought the competition would draw three or four thousand people at most; but after talking to sponsors familiar with the nationally-sanctioned contests, “The sponsors said, ‘you guys are underestimating this whole thing. Start thinking

about 10,000 people instead,’” Harbourt said. The reason is, competition barbecue is big business. TV has done much to popularize the sport, and barbecue teams come from all over to compete for bragging rights and the chance at prize money that can total $100,000 for some bigcity competitions. Gates will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $5 a person, and free for children under 10. Parking is also free, and there will be a nominal fee for some activities. The Denmark Lions Club has plenty of opportunities for everyone, not just Lions Club members, to become involved

as volunteers at the festival. They have a big vision of creating a festival that is a “must do” activity for New England families and Maine visitors, on a par no less than such summer festivals as the Yarmouth Clam Festival and the Rockland Lobster Festival. And if the weather cooperates, with the world-class venue of the Fryeburg Fairgrounds as a backdrop, they might just have a shot. To become involved, or for more details on the schedule and participating vendors and entertainers, or forming a team or becoming a judge, visit www.westernmainebbqfestival.com, or call Sonya Allen at 647-4449.

(Continued from Page B) out her knowledge. On April 12, selectmen held its workshop during which time audience participation is not permitted. While reviewing the issue, Fernandes, who participated in the committee meetings, explained the shift in the committee’s focus. Originally, the purpose of the committee was to review towns that had adopted charters, and to review the pros and cons of establishing a town charter in Casco. “I made the motion to change the scope because I had some

legal concerns about forming a charter,” Fernandes said. Selectman Ray Grant showed his support for maintaining the committee membership, and said he didn’t have a problem with the committee changing midstream. “I think we started that committee, but there was no structure in the Town of Casco government, and we changed the committee — something that has been proven to happen here many times,” Grant said. York expressed her concerns about the committee meeting outside of Casco in addition to not informing people of cancel-

lations. “I’m not happy about them meeting out of town,” she said. “If they are not meeting, there should be something posted on the door so people know it was cancelled,” said York, who showed up for a committee meeting only to find out when she got home it had been postponed. Earlier, during the workshop, Chairman York said, “My feeling is that we advertised for a Charter Committee, and appointed people who were interested in looking at charter things. Then, we changed the goal, and it’s for people who want to study government oversight.” “To me, in fairness, we should thank the committee for what they’ve done, dissolve the committee, and re-advertise for a new committee,” York said, setting the language of the first motion. “Not that they haven’t done a good job. But, you can’t start one committee, and then change into another thing. We should have some parameters and goals,” she said. Town Manager Dave Morton

clarified — the board appointed the group to see if Casco should or should not form a charter, and report those findings to the selectmen. “For some people, there is a disconnect between what we asked for and what the committee ended up doing,” he said. “Whenever you form a committee, it is always best for everyone to know what parameters are, what guidelines are.” In the end, the motion made by the majority of the selectmen was: To maintain the members of the group, to re-advertise for additional committee members, and to re-define parameters. Prior to the vote, Morton said, “It would be a mistake to keep the same people on the committee” because of the insulting and attacking e-mails that erupted since the March meeting. “It would be more prudent to accept their work, discontinue committee, and put out another advertisement,” he said. Fernandes immediately responded, “My motion stands and Ray seconded it.”

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Regional Sports

April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Preview: Girls’ Tennis

LAKE REGION VARSITY GIRLS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Kim Peterson (11th year) Key Returning Players: Juniors Katherine Merrill, Monica Couvillion, Alice Sanborn, Michaela Rullo, K a y l a Reinhard; sophomore Kari Eldridge. N e w Players: This year’s squad has a fresh look with many new young players who are eager to improve their game with possible varsity time: Alyssa Kepler, Frances Kimball, Caitlynn Willett, Arianna Aaskov, Shannon VanLoan and Elisabeth Waugh. Outlook: Coach Peterson is looking for players to challenge themselves to be the best they can be. “Once the snow melts, we can get out on the courts and determine our match line-ups,” she said.

“Weekly improvement, along with positive team experiences, will make our season a success. I will be looking for who will be the leaders of this team to guide LR tennis toward a promising future.” In honor of Coach: Both tennis teams will dedicate the 2011 season to Coach Chester Rogers, who passed away during the winter and “will be sadly missed by all those that have ever had the opportunity to know Chet,” Coach Peterson said. “Chet has helped Lake Region tennis in numerous ways, from his knowledge, kindness and passion for not only tennis but for life. This one’s for you…” A Thanks: A special thank you to Camp Skylemar, which once again is allowing the Lake Region boys’ and girls’ tennis teams use of their tennis courts.

Preview: Boys’ Tennis LAKE REGION VARSITY BOYS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Kurt Peterson (1st year) Key Returning Players: Kyle Peterson (Sr.), Wes Sulloway (Jr.), Fred McCarthy (Jr.), Lucas Brown (Soph.), Mark MacDougall (Soph.). New Players: Yutaro Katayamen, Wes Leckie, Clark Sulloway, Will McMahan, Jeremy Black, Drew Spaulding. Outlook: All three singles players are returning from last year to add experience in the singles games. Wes Sulloway, after winning sev-

Preview: Girls’ Tennis

eral matches last year in his first year, should add to his record. Freddy McCarthy was the Lakers’ most improved player last year, showing his athleticism down the stretch. Senior Kyle Peterson will be looked upon for leadership in the singles position or with his versatile net play in doubles. Second year player Lucas Brown will add depth and experience in the singles or doubles position. Newcomer Yutaro Katayamen is a welcomed addition with super quick net play and is sure to be exciting to watch at the doubles level.

QUICK PICK-UP — Lake Region Josh van Eeuwen scoops up a ground ball during Saturday’s scrimmage at Waterville. The Lakers dropped the doubleheader, and are currently in Tampa, Fla. as part of a spring training trip. (Rivet Photo)

Pitch, hit & run

The 2011 official Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition will be held at Junior Harmon Field in Bridgton on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to Bridgton residents only. Registration forms are available at the Bridgton Municipal Complex. This nationwide skills initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Boys and girls compete separately at all levels of competition. The event is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “fun” element of baseball. Since there is no PITCH, HIT & RUN, Page C

FRYEBURG ACADEMY GIRLS’ TENNIS Head Coach: Chris Chaffee (third season). The Roster: Senior Marina Houlihan, number one singles player; senior Simone Marie, number two singles player; freshman Chelsea Abraham, number three singles player; sophomore Sasha Azel, number one doubles player; sophomore Alicia McDonald, number one doubles player; senior Haley Nadeau, number two doubles player; freshman Jessica Cheng, number two doubles player; seniors Samantha Kruguer, Whitney Arnold, Megan Bradley and Lauren Brooking; sophomores Pu Jin and Hanlin Xu. Outlook: As the 2011 tennis season approaches, Coach Chaffee is looking forward to coaching “a great group of players who are a joy.” He added, “They show great character, integrity, and a desire to learn and improve. They are focused, but at the same time able to love being together on a team playing tennis. They know how to have a great positive attitude on and off the court.” Key returnees include: team captain Marina Houlihan. “Marina is a good ballstriker and is our MVP from last season,” Coach Chaffee said. “She shows great leadership and is always up for any challenge given to her. She has a great attitude!”; team captain Simone Marie “is like a backboard. She beats players using her consistency and makes very few mistakes. She

never beats herself, because she is very mentally strong,” Coach Chaffee said. Sasha Azel and Alicia McDonald are returning from their successful first year as the number two doubles team last year. “This year, they will be our number one doubles team. They are a perfect team on the court. They have improved tremendously this year. Last year, I was impressed on how quick they improved last year and knew going into this year they would play a real important role on the team,” Coach Chaffee said. “Sasha and Alicia are talented young players, because they understand the strategies of tennis very well and can take what they learn from practice into match play.” Weakness: Losing the team’s number three singles player from last year — Katie Russell graduated and FA needed a new number three. Newcomers: Freshman Chelsea Abraham. “She is going to be our number three singles player this year. She is very athletic and hits the ball hard,” Coach Chaffee said. “She has some natural talent, and I know with some hard work and tennis development she can be very good, but needs some more match play and tennis experience, which she will get.” FA’s new number two doubles team consists of Jessica Cheng and Haley Nadeau. “They have great potential, and I am working on develFA TENNIS, Page C

OFF THE MARK — Lake Region first baseman Hannah Cutting tries to catch an errant PANTHER IN FOR A RUN — A Waterville player safely slides into home plate while Lake throw during Saturday’s scrimmage at Waterville. The Lakers open their regular season on Region catcher Dakota Bush awaits a throw during Game 2 of a doubleheader between the (Rivet Photo) Monday. (Rivet Photo) Purple Panthers and Lakers. Waterville won both games.

Wolverines rock diamond; lacrosse shakes rocky start By Alison Vigneau Sports Information Director The Bridgton Academy Wolverines had a successful week beating some of the top teams they faced.  The baseball team started things off with a 12-0 win over Thayer Academy. They then traveled to Buckingham Browne and Nichols, where they won 18-5. The baseball team returned home to face off against the Holderness School and won their third straight 12-2.  The lacrosse team had a rocky start to the week as they fell 12-5 to Phillips Exeter Academy. The Wolverines then bounced back to win 11-7 over Bowdoin’s underclassmen.  The tennis team also did well IAN FARLEY (Camillus, N.Y.) led Bridgton Academy this week as they beat Gould to victory with six goals Academy 3-2 in their second match of the season. against Bowdoin.

Diamond notes The baseball team was finally able to turn the season around with a 12-0 win over Thayer Academy. Joey McCarthy (West Roxbury, Mass.) took the mound for six innings and recorded 10 strikeouts, only gave up two hits and two walks, and didn’t allow any runs. Solid pitching started the team off well and strong performances at the plate sealed the victory. McCarthy had a big day all around going 2-for-4 with a double, a homerun, and three RBI. Ben Callahan (Exeter, N.H.) went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, and an RBI. Bo Belt (Concord, Mass.) batted well going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Dan Cushing (Wilmington, Mass.) made his first appearance of the season batting 2-for-4 with a

home run, three RBI, and two runs scored. The team was thrilled with the win and credited everyone for their effort. “The whole team came out to play. We really came together and played as a team. It felt great to get a win under the belt,” team captain Christian Lavoie said. In the next game, the Wolverines took on Buckingham Browne and Nichols, also known as BB&N, in what turned out to be a record shattering victory for Bridgton. BB&N was undefeated for two years with a line-up of scholarship players, but could not keep the streak going as the Wolverines took the field.  Christian Lavoie (Hopkinton, Mass.) took the mound earning the win with six strikeouts, only giving up three walks, five hits and allowing two runs scored. 

Shawn Kenney (Braintree, Mass.) went 3-for-3 at the plate with two walks, a stolen base, and two RBI. McCarthy went 3for-4 with two walks, a double, scored three runs, and had two RBI. Dan Concannon (Everett, Mass.) went 3-for-4 with two walks, a double, scored a run, and had two RBI. Ben Callahan went 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run. “We played our best game of the year today. It all started on the mound today with Christian Lavoie giving us a chance to score first, and ultimately, extend our lead,” Coach Izaryk said. “We had many players contribute offensively today, and our defense made routine plays behind Christian. We certainly had our share of special defensive plays as well, WOLVERINES, Page C

TANNER CHASE (York) had a big week for the Bridgton Academy baseball team ending with his game-winning home run.


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School page

Molly Ockett honors

FRYEBURG — Molly Ockett Middle School Principal Jay Robinson has announced the Trimester 2 Honor Roll: Grade 6 High Honors: Emma Armington, Madison Burke, Kallan Charest, Alexandria Fraize and Kerri-Anne Pendergast. Honors: Alyssa Allen, Mackenzie Buzzell, Chase Carus, Alexis Charles, Shelby Day, Tabitha Day, Kaylin Delaney, Hannah Frye, Nabeel Ghadfa, Carolyn Gray, Meghan Gray, Keegan Jones, Huxley Lovering, Aeneas Robinson, Emily Robinson, Spencer Thomas, Stephanie Tibbetts, Bridget Tweedie, Tyler Worcester and Star Young. Grade 7 High Honors: Matthew Boucher, Ryan Caracciolo, McKenna Gerchman, Jordan Kruguer, Alexis L’Heureux-Carland, Robert Price and Shauna Riddensdale. Honors: Bridget Bailey, Kaylee Barboza, Sage Boivin, Travis Burrows, Patrick Carty, Sean Chase, Kathryn Clark, Kyal Daley, Hunter Day, Molly Eklund, Brian Fitzsimmons, Renae Fournier, Ryan Gullikson, Michael Heggie, Aaron Hennessy, Hannah Howard, Nick Landano, Benjamin LeConey, Mariah Magee, Anna Mahanor, Jake Maidment, Eamonn McCabe, Emily McDermith, HayLee Mulligan, Emery O’Connell, Ashly O’Rourke, Faith Pelkie, Hannah Perry, Julia Quinn, Hannah Rousey, Wyatt Rugg, Markus Schneider, Emmalena Stanhope, Nicole Thurston, Reed Wales, Alexandra Walker, Madeline Welch and Jeannette White. Grade 8 High Honors: Jonathan Burk, Erin Friberg, Mackenzie Hill, Jane Imdieke-King, Liam LaMountain, Mary Shea, Zachary Sheehan, Alison Upton, Allison Watson, Devon Wentworth, Adriana Wissmann and Josie Zvelebilova. Honors: Sydney Andreoli, Elle Burbank, Michaela Centamore, Kristen Chipman, Ryan Coville, Sara Folsom, Amanda Gillette, Elizabeth Grzyb, Trevor Henschel, Shelby Hesslein, Jordan Hikel, Tommy Kane, Zachary Madore, Grace Mills, Jasmine Ramsay, Thomas Rose, Evan Sanderson, Hannes Schneider, Joseph Schrader, Luke Spencer, Nichole Violette, Breeana Wolff, AJ Worcester and Liuke Yang.

Hebron MS honors

HEBRON – Hebron Academy Middle School Director Paul Brouwer recently presented certificates for the winter trimester honor roll to: Olivia Berger of Waterford, who earned Highest Honors (A average or higher). Elliott Ross of Waterford, who earned High Honors (B-plus average or higher). Brigid Mulvihill of Raymond, who earned Honors (B average or higher). These students were honored for academic achievement at the Middle School, which includes history, English, math, science, and languages supplemented by music, art, outdoor skills, and physical education.

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Brownfield Rec notes

HE’S GOT TALENT! — The 17th Annual Lake Region Vocational Center Talent Show contestants made it tough for the judges this year with the amount of exceptional talent displayed. Area businesses donated door prizes for the audience to win while the backstage crew prepared for each act. David MacDonald and Stephen Lyons (pictured left and right) joined Peter Robertson, LRHS Guidance director, and provided humor and antics rounding out the whole evening. After much deliberation, results were announced with first place going to Garrett LaBarge (pictured above, center). Second place went to Katelyn Esty, and third place to Ethan Strain.

BROWNFIELD — T-ball games begin Wednesday, May 4 at the Brownfield Recreation Center at 5:30 p.m. Practices start Monday, April 25 at 3:15 p.m. for Team 1 and 5:30 p.m. for Team 2 at the Community Center. Uniforms will not be issued until forms are returned and payment it made. Rookie Softball games also begin May 4 at 5:30 p.m., but in Lovell. Practices will begin Monday, April 25 at 3:15 p.m. at the Community Center. Uniforms will not be issued until forms are returned and payment it made. The Community Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for April vacation, New Zumba classes start Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the Community Center, and continue for five weeks. This will be the last class until fall. Bring a friend to class and have your name put into the Zumba prize drawing. For more information, contact the Rec Department.

Night raises $1,200 NAPLES — Songo Locks School students recently had a Fun Night and helped raise $1,200 for Japan disaster relief. Mrs. Arbour’s fourth grade class decided they wanted to do something to help the victims in Japan so they to teamed up with the Student Council and planned a fundraiser. They brainstormed ideas and finally settled on a Family Fun Night, where students could enjoy and appreciate spending time with their families while raising

money for families in Japan.  Activities ranged from knitting and crocheting to karaoke and dodge ball. Mrs. Burnham and Mrs. Sturk, both from Japan, helped teach Japanese culture by doing origami and writing students’ names in Japanese. BKD Fitness donated their time by teaching Zumba and a Lion Dance. Support from families in the community was outstanding! Songo Locks School raised over $1,200 for the American Red Cross!

Amber H. Crecelius, Class of 2012, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Maine, Farmington with the distinction of Honors for the fall 2010 semester. Amber is the daughter of Rhonda and Paul Crecelius of Fryeburg, and is a 2008 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. Amber is majoring in Early Childhood Education.

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SOUTH PARIS — Western Maine University and Community College Center (WMUCC) will participate as a host location in a videoconference meeting of parents and primary caregivers for children and young adults who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. The video conference entitled, “Parents Talk Autism,” will be presented by the Maine Autism Alliance (MAA) on Friday, April 29, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The Maine Autism Alliance was founded to help people on the autism spectrum and their families. MAA is a nonprofit, grassroots organizaAUTISM, Page C

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April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Pitch, hit & run

This week’s puzzle Theme: TV Classics

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(Continued from Page C) but facing a team like BB&N, who are so deep and talented, we knew we needed to play well in all three facets of the game to win. I am proud of the game we played today.” The next day the Wolverines faced off against Holderness and walked away with a 12-2 win that ended with a Tanner Chase (York) home run. Callahan threw a solid game and had eight strikeouts, only let up three hits, two walks, and two earned runs.  Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, N.Y.) did well at the plate going 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI. Concannon also had a solid day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. At the end of the week, Coach Izaryk was very happy with the team’s performance in every single game, especially their last.  “I was happy with our energy today. Sometimes after a big win on the road, it can be tempting to relax a bit. In support of Ben Callahan’s effort on the mound, we scored first and played aggressive, smart baseball all day. I was especially happy with the play of Tanner Chase, who made routine plays for us at short like he’s done all year, but delivered a home run to right field to end the game. Tanner has tremendous potential to go along with a tireless work ethic, and it was nice to see him get rewarded for all the hard work he put in this week,” Coach Izaryk said. Lacrosse report The Bridgton lacrosse team made the trip to Phillips Exeter in the pouring rain to take the field for what promised to be a good match up. While the rain let up for the game, Phillips Exeter didn’t. They came out strong and took a 6-0 lead the end of the first quarter. Jeremy Buckley (Norwell, Mass.) came out strong for BA in the second quarter scoring the Wolverines’ first goal of the match-up. Alec Westerhoff (Le Grange Park, Ill.) also scored for BA cutting Exeter’s lead to 7-2 going into the half. Phillips Exeter scored five straight goals to start the second half. The Wolverines found some drive in the last few minutes scorWOLVERINE, Page C

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Preview: FA Girls’ Tennis

(Continued from Page C) oping their doubles game. They just need match play to work to gain some experience playing as a team,” Coach Chaffee said.

What went right last year that you hope carries over to this season? “If we continue to work hard on and off the court and compete in every match,

I know by doing this we will give ourselves a great opportunity to make the playoffs again. The girls this year not only show an eagerness to learn and

(Continued from Page C) ing three unanswered goals at the end courtesy of Matt Stango (Jupiter, Fla.), Eddie Suh (Colchester, Conn.), and Brooks Billingham (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.). However, it wasn’t enough to come back and win and BA walked away with a tough 12-5 loss. In the loss, netminder Colin Nesdale (Cheshire, Conn.) made 14 saves. Chris Barney (Cheshire, Conn.) and Spencer Matches (Sammamish, Wash.) combined to win eight of the 16 faceoffs in the game. Coach Bamann was upset with the loss, but complimentary of the opposing team. “I felt like our heads just weren’t in it today. We were a different team out there and we just got beat by a great team,” he said. A few days later, the lacrosse team was able to turn things around when they traveled to Bowdoin College to play their underclassmen. BA walked away with an 11-7 victory.  The game started off well with Bowdoin up 2-1 at the end

of the first quarter. After some back and forth play, the score was tied at 4-4 at the half. The Wolverines were able to take a 7-5 lead at the end of the third quarter, and Bowdoin could not fight back.  Bridgton let loose on Bowdoin’s defense giving their own a break. Ian Farley (Camillus, N.Y.) led the scoring for BA with six goals. Westerhoff and Billingham both tallied a goal and three assists while Stango added two goals. Sean Williamson (Falmouth, Mass.) tallied a goal and Jeff Pearce (Stonington, Conn.), Matches, and Barney all added assists. Nesdale had 17 saves in net. Bridgton won 15 of the 20 faceoffs in the game. Bowdoin was a very talented team that has won every matchup with Bridgton for the last six years. This win was huge for the Wolverines and Coach Bamann was beyond excited after the game.  “Our guys played very hard this weekend and beat a very good Bowdoin team. I am proud of the win and how they rebounded back from Wednesday’s loss to Exeter. We

made great strides and I look forward to pushing through until the end of the year,” Coach Bamann said. At the Net The tennis team’s record improved this week to 1-1 with their 3-2 win over Gould Academy.  Nishon Radhakrishnan (Amherst, N.H.) played number one singles while Matt Buckley (Canton, Mass.) played number two. Both walked away with wins.  Number one doubles Brendan Fitzpatrick (Winthrop, Mass.) and Nick Giglio (Bedford, Mass.) won their match.  John Delpadre (North Providence, R.I.) came up short in his singles match — it was a real nail-biter.  Erik Burke (Manchester, N.H.) and Dean Cavicchi (Plymouth, Mass.) also debuted in their doubles match, and lost a close set. Coach Travis was proud of their effort saying, “It was an impressive effort all around. With two under our belts we are looking to secure a winning record of 2-1.”

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keep improving, they are also a joy to coach,” Coach Chaffee said. “They show great integrity and character on and off the court. I couldn’t ask to coach a better group of players.” What went wrong last year that needs to be corrected this year? “Nothing went wrong last year. We are just trying to improve each and every practice and match. They are learning strategies and how to construct a tennis point instead of just hitting the

which works on strategies that will show in our performance. We have been doing some offcourt training, which will help tremendously,” Coach Chaffee said. “My three goals this year are pretty simple. Work hard, practice hard, and the results will show. I would like us to be at least at .500 this year and make the playoffs. I want to keep improving the girls.” Next Week: Fryeburg Acadermy boys’ and girls’ lacrosse previews.

ball. We are always working with a purpose and trying to take what you learn from practice into match play,” Coach Chaffee said. Three ingredients to be successful this year? One, the Raiders’ number one singles, number two singles, and number one doubles to perform well in matches. “As a team, if we prepare smart for our matches by practicing hard, which means doing a lot of hitting drills and live drills,

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Bridgton – Absolute One-of-a-kind. Recently-built Castle on a granite cliff above Long Lake. 200 ft. of private lakefront. 18 acres & views! $1,499,997. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1000304)

Denmark – Lovely home with all the modern updates and antique charm! Gleaming hardwood, tile bath, 3 bedrooms, large landscaped yard and 2-car garage. Attic easily finished. $174,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 989589)

Gray – Nice year round home just steps from water, sandy beach, nicely-landscaped. One-car garage. $379,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1000643)

Harrison – Great Summit Hill farmhouse. 14 acres, views, “Lodge” attached to house has massive stone fireplace. Too much to list. This is a must see! $279,500. J.R. McGinnis 693-7272 (MLS 938910)

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Harrison – Stunning log home on the East Shore of Long Lake! Cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tile, hardwood, 3-car garage and more! $1,199,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 996665)

Naples – Totally remodeled 2-bedroom, 1-bath Ranch. This lovely home is sunny and bright, on a wooded lot, paved driveway, 2-car detached garage and more! $149,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1008282)

Naples – Extremely well-kept camp with 100’ on pristine Trickey Pond with sandy beach. Many improvements have been done to the property. $299,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1006840)

Naples – Get Set for Summer! Large 3-bedroom contemporary home is surrounded by decks overlooking 300 ft. on Trickey Pond. Dock and 2 garages. $579,000. Connie Eldridge 693-7298 (MLS 1005108)

Naples – This 3-bedroom Contemporary Ranch has access to Sebago Harbor and direct access to Big Sebago. Cathedral ceilings and attention to detail! $219,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1004495)

Naples – Classic Contemporary Post & Beam white cedar log home set in middle of 10 acres! All the amenities, to include 1st floor master suite. $299,500. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1001657)

Naples – Get all the sunsets on your very own 110’ of Long Lake frontage. 2 old Maine-style camps on the water’s edge with a large footprint to go by. $399,000. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 997605)

Naples – This new, custom-built home has an open floor plan. Master suite on 1st floor. Water rights to 164 ft. on Brandy Pond with dock. 5-year golf membership. $449,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 979596)

Naples – Sweet, Sweet, Sweet! This charming home is cute as a button! Two small bedrooms, located next to the town beach in the perfect village setting. $134,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1007049)

Raymond – Expandable cape on 3 well-landscaped acres. 2-car attached garage. Underground power. Dead-end street. Great location! $159,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 996763)

Raymond – Newer Raised Ranch with ROW on Raymond Pond. 3 bedrooms, deck, cherry floors and stainless steel appliances. Quiet neighborhood. $199,999. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1007888)

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LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND • LAND Casco — 1.5-acre lot on high-visibility Rte. 302. 220’ on highway. Well, septic, paving complete. Seller would consider some financing to qualified buyer. $139,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (985057) Casco — 1.4 acres. Level lot. Soils test available. Easy commute to Portland, Lewiston, Auburn and many lakes. $31,000. J.R. McGinnis, 693-7272. (915302)

Naples — 16+ acres with 675 ft. of water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground. Surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,995,000. Connie Eldridge, 831-0890. (975042)

Naples — Prime development possibilities in the heart of the Lakes Region. 50 acres, survey complete, and 524’ on Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302). $299,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (973206)

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Police news

April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Bridgton Police blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, April 12: 9:33 p.m. A caller from Fosterville Road reported that they heard a noise outside their residence and went outside and saw that someone had thrown a Yahoo bottle against their car doing minimal damage to the vehicle. 11 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a domestic violence assault on Old Elm Road, where the alleged victim refused medical assistance, and peace was restored. Wednesday, April 13: 12:24 p.m. A caller reported a GPS and iPod were taken from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Burnham Road. 2:45 p.m. A woman reported losing her wedding band sometime within the last two weeks. 4:26 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of harassment at a residence on Old Elm Road, and peace was restored. 7:21 p.m. A 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Melissa Stanicki of Bridgton struck and killed a deer on Harrison Road near Brown Mill Road. There was reportable damage to Stanicki’s vehicle. Thursday, April 14: 6:30

a.m. A caller from North Bridgton reported vandalism whereby he woke up and found “fish guts all over his truck.” 6:43 p.m. A caller reported finding a stray cat on Sawyer Circle. The caller dropped the cat off at the police station for the Animal Control Officer who transported it to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. 11:23 p.m. A caller reported being awakened by a dog barking and they saw a male walking up their driveway and lights in the woods between the houses. Two police officers responded and found subjects who were looking for a lost Great Dane. Friday, April 15: 7:30 p.m. A caller advised there was a blue suitcase with wheels on it and a jacket by a big rock on Hio Ridge Road near Dragon Fly Lane and nobody was around. The responding police officer had negative contact and the suitcase was gone. Saturday, April 16: 12:45 a.m. The Bridgton Fire Department responded to a fire in a greenhouse at 1335 North High Street. The fire was brought under control 20 minutes later. 7:12 p.m. A caller reported suspicious activity on Hio Ridge Road near Dragon Fly Lane saying that 15 minutes

prior they were walking when “a vehicle stopped and a male got out of the car and left a suitcase on the side of the road.” The suitcase had women’s clothes inside it, and the caller “thought it was a strange thing to be doing.” 8:30 p.m. A caller from Beaver Creek Farm Road reported a goose at their residence that had attacked their son when he went outside. The goose had been laying by the son’s truck in the yard most of the day. A wildlife rehabilitation specialist was called who “has taken care of the goose.” Sunday, April 17: 11:32 p.m. A male from Sebago and a female from Bridgton were both issued warnings for trespass and indecent exposure at the Central Maine Power station on Powerhouse Road. Monday, April 18: 8:04 and 8:22 p.m. Two female neighbors on Fowler Street reported that the other one was bothering them. Each female was issued a warning and they were “advised to knock it off for the night.” 9:30 p.m. A caller reported their daughter was getting harassing and vulgar language on her iPod touch phone. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued three summonses and 25 warnings.

Grand Jury indictments PORTLAND — The following individuals were indicted by a Cumberland County Superior Court grand jury on April 7, 2011, for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region: Daniel Bokunewicz, 24, of Casco, two counts of Class C conspiracy to commit trafficking in prison contraband and two counts of trafficking in prison contraband. Stephanie Bokunewicz, 27, of Brownfield, two counts of Class C trafficking in prison contraband and one count of Class C furnishing Schedule W drugs. Nancy Conlan, 51, of Naples, one count each Class C domes-

tic violence criminal threatening with a weapon, Class D domestic violence assault and Class D filing a false public alarm or report. Morgan Miller, 20, of Casco, two counts of Class C trafficking in prison contraband. Korey Sweezey, 19, of Naples, one count of Class B aggravated forgery. Oxford County PARIS — The following individuals were indicted April 15, 2011 by an Oxford County Superior Court grand jury for crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region: David M. Ferren, 23, of Fryeburg, two counts of Class

C theft and one count of Class D burglary. Stephen C. Jackson, 56, ICE OUT, RELUCTANTLY — This view of Pleasant Mountain, as seen this Monday by local of Center Conway, N.H., one photographer Ed Stevens, shows just how reluctant winter is to leave the Lake Region. count of Class C theft.

Volunteers needed for trail work

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the hiking season. This year, the trail work day is set for this Saturday, April 23. “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. And don’t

forget your camera, because there’ll be some 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 am. Loon Echo Land Trust proTRAIL WORK, Page C

Talk on autism on April 29

(Continued from Page C) tion led by University of Maine at Augusta alumnus Heidi Bowden, who is a parent of an autisitic child. “This statewide meeting will allow parents the opportunity to discuss the challenges and needs

of their families and will help the Alliance work to meet those needs,” said Bowden. The Alliance regularly offers social/activity groups for youth, teens and adults, including parent seminars that focus on ways

to enrich the unique experience of raising a child with autism.  For more information, visit www.maineautism.org or call 6263042. To learn more about the April 29 video conference, contact WMUCC at 743-9322.

Game Solutions Otisfield – The perfect getaway for folks who like lots of wood, high ceilings & wide open spaces! This utterly charming Ward Log home boasts 3 BR/1.5 BA, porch, deck, paved drive, large serene backyard, full finished walkout basement & more. Move-in ready. $199,500.

Bridgton – 4-BR Highland Lake waterfront home with spectacular Mt. Washington views and a sandy walk-in beach. Large screened-in porch, 2 woodstoves, deck directly over the water, and lots of room for guests and family. Close to golf, skiing and downtown. $489,000.

Bridgton, Reduced! – Lakefront home/cottage set on a sunny lot directly on Moose Pond with private sandy beach and spectacular views of Shawnee Peak. 3 BRs, 1,75 BAs, large kitchen, dining area and knotty-pine living room, 30% expansion allowed. 2-car garage, paved road. $355,000.

Bridgton, Reduced! – Like-new 3-BR, 2-BA colonial in small subdivision. Sunny location, open kitchen/dining area with island, tile & Berber floors, living room, den, & 3-BRs up. $159,000.

Denmark – Attention snowmobilers! Very affordable bank-owned 3-BR farmhouse in great location with nice views of mountains & the pond across the street. Major trails nearby. Gas fireplace. $89,900.

Bridgton – Long Lake views! Public access only 200 ft. away. Well-maintained home with 3 BRs, 2 BAs, 2-car garage, 2 decks, close to town amenities. Makes a great vacation or year round home. $199,000.

LAND Bridgton – 3.9 acres situated in rural setting, yet close to town, skiing and area lakes. Nice, level lot. $41,900. Denmark – 190 ft. private waterfront cove on lovely Moose Pond! Immaculate, sweet, cozy, well-built logsided home with master bedroom suite. Also has 230 ft. of shared association beach. Sold furnished. Great 4-season getaway. $329,900.

Bridgton – Looking for a great spot to build your dream home? Check out this private, wooded 5-acre lot with views of Shawnee Peak & water rights to Moose Pond with a large common area. Dock & boatslip available. $89,000.

Bridgton, Reduced! – Beautifully landscaped 4-BR colonial offering wood & tile floors, stainless steel appliances, 3 BAs, finished basement & 2-car attached garage. Quiet neighborhood tucked away in the woods, yet only 3 miles from town. $259,000.

Bridgton – Great Rte. 302 land available for commercial venture. Lots of traffic exposure, with power at street. Wooded & flat. 2 parcels available for development: 6.51 acres for $375,000 and 2.68 acre lot for $165,000. Bridgton – Golf course community! Immaculate, updated 3-BR townhouse situated on pristine golf course. End unit. 2 of the BRs have private full BAs. 1 BR with BA on main floor. Fireplace, granite counters, 2 large decks, sunny kitchen/living/dining, & finished basement. Gorgeous! $275,000.

Waterford – Very private wooded 3.5-acre lot. Build a year round home or just a camp. Lots of snowmobile trails around and close to many amenities such as Long Lake, Shawnee Peak and downtown Bridgton for all your needs. Great price - don’t miss out! $28,000.

Bridgton, Reduced! – One-of-a-kind 1933 cottage setting on top of Long Lake with breathtaking views; boathouse underneath. Many original features. 3 BRs; open kitchen/living area; screened porch on water; HUGE dock & grassy lawn in charming location. $510,000.

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Arts & entertainment

‘Storyhill’ to perform at Arts Center tant songwriting duos today. Mixing old-fashioned storytelling with hauntingly spare acoustic arrangements, they sing about love, war and the many sorrows that accompany them. In support of the new CD, Storyhill is now touring across the country. They will also host two songwriter festivals in Montana and Minnesota — Storyhill Fest and Storyhill Fest Midwest. Both events draw fans from across the country for weekends of live music in scenic outdoor settings. Featuring some of their favorite artists that they have met in their travels, they have STORYHILL makes a return to Fryeburg Academy’s Leura brought in such artists as Antje Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 6 at Duvekot, Danny Schmidt, and 7:30 p.m. Anais Mitchell. In addition John Pizzarelli makes a return mastering many musical instru- seventh grade world geography to their work with the duo, to the Leura Hill Eastman ments — piano, guitar, trum- class is what ostensibly brought Chris and John continue their Performing Arts Center. pet, violin, harmonica, bass them together, it was their musi- separate pursuits in Montana and accordion. Although their cal passions that made them and Minnesota. Chris proclose friends and lifelong musi- duces recordings at Basecamp cal collaborators. Recording, a studio he built just Now, with the release of outside of Bozeman. John works their new album “Shade of the as a producer in Minneapolis Joan Lee Hunter offers a Sunday writing series at Fifth House Trees,” Storyhill confirms that and continues to play with Alva Lodge beginning Sunday, May 1 and running through Sunday, they are one of the most impor- Star. FRYEBURG — Asbury Aug. 14. The series focuses on your writing project in progress Shorts, New York City’s or one that you have not yet begun. The only prerequisite is your longest running short film desire to commit to a work of fiction or non-fiction. exhibition, will present their Work from the ground up, probing the roots of your desire acclaimed program known as NORWAY — Nate was released in 2006. His to write and identifying internal voices that may be trying to The Short Film Concert at the Towne will be the guest host live performances reflect his sabotage you. Explore with others — through discussion and free writing — what it means to be a writer, what parts of you it calls at Norway Open Mic Night multi-instrumental talents and Leura Hill Eastman Performing forth. Set intention and commit to carving out time in your life on Friday, April 29 at the rock ‘n’ roll upbringing, and Arts Center on Saturday, May for your project. Write on your own, then share parts of what you First Universalist Church, 479 his songs run the gamut from 7 at 7:30 p.m. The theater is located at Main St., Norway. Sign up CCR swamp to Neil Young have written for feedback from others. Meeting dates are on the following Sundays (six sessions for for performers begins at 6:30 stomp to more introspective 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg the price of five): May 1, May 22, June 12, July 3, July 24 and p.m., and the open mic begins ballads. Locally he is well on the campus of Fryeburg Aug. 14. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a half- at 7 p.m. A $3 donation is known for his regular appear- Academy. Tickets cost $10 general requested at the door, and ances at Norway Open Mic hour break for lunch. admission, $7 for students. To register or to receive more information, call Joan at 647- refreshments will be avail- Night and at Tucker’s Pub. The Norway Open Mic was Call 935-9232 for all show 3506, e-mail her at joan@fifthhouselodge.net or go to her web- able. Towne is a Western Mainefounded by Vessel Recordings information and directions or site, www.fifthhouselodge.net based singer/songwriter who artist Heather Pierson and is e-mail: boxoffice@fryeburhas performed all over New held on the last Friday of gacademy.org. The presentaEngland and has shared the every month. For more infor- tion is recommended for ages stage with such acts as folk mation, call 743-2828 or e- 16 and above. Asbury Shorts N.Y., maklegend John Gorka. Nate’s mail heather@heatherpierson. (Continued from Page C) ing their third appearance in debut CD, “Short Circuit,” com tects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its misFryeburg, annually screens sion is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character new and classic short films for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects at theatrical venues across the 3,785 acres of land, and Pleasant Mountain Preserve is one of country providing the public a BROWNFIELD — Susan Werner will be performing at the rare opportunity to see worldsix preserves that are open to the public. Other Loon Echo preserves include Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton; Mayberry Hill Stone Mountain Arts Center on Saturday, April 30, in support of class, independently-produced Preserve in Casco; Pondicherry Park in Bridgton; Sylvan Woods her new critically acclaimed album, “Kicking The Beehive.” shorts on the big screen, rather Produced by veteran Nashville Producer Rodney Crowell and than a computer or iPod. in Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve in Bridgton. Loon Echo currently maintains more than 20 miles of multi-use trails featuring guest appearances by the likes of Keb Mo, Vince Gill Celebrating their 31st year, and Paul Franklin, “Kicking The Beehive” finds Werner in fine the organizers of The Short at these preserves. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholan- form — easily crossing the lines and stretching the boundaries Film Concert will present a dtrust.org. For more information about trail maintenance day or between blues, alt country, jazz and acoustic while confronting program of “hits” from the other Loon Echo events, contact Jon Evans at jon@lelt.org or call such issues as homelessness, autism, the right for couples of any past combined with new intersex to marry and the act of sex itself. 647-4352. national honorees selected The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. For from the world’s top film fesmore information, call SMAC at 935-7292. tivals. FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is very excited to be bringing back the fantastic folk duo Storyhill on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call for details. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fryeburgacademy.org or by contacting the box office at 935-9232. Storyhill is a folk duo that brings infectious melodies, smart story songs and heartbreaking harmonies together in one perfect package. Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson grew up and started performing together as teenagers, while living in Bozeman, Montana. Both were musical from the get-go, singing with choirs, playing in bands and

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FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy is very excited to be bringing back John Pizzarelli on Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students; group rates are available to groups of 10 or more. You may purchase tickets by visiting www.fryeburgacademy.org or contacting the box office at 935-9232. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings, he has recently established himself as the consummate entertainer and radio program host with the launch of “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli,” a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey. Pizzarelli has been playing guitar since age six, following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Hanging out with his father, John was exposed to all the great jazz music of the era, from Erroll Garner and Les Paul to Django Reinhardt. He began playing with his father at age 20, before going out on his own. John Pizzarelli has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Along the way, Pizzarelli and his band have earned rave reviews. Reviewers often compare the Pizzarelli Trio to jazz icons such as Nat “King” Cole: “The John Pizzarelli Trio has never been tighter, and Pizzarelli himself has never been looser,” said The Village Voice of a recent New York show. “We can say we’re as lucky to listen to (Pizzarelli) as Nat Cole fans were in the years before he became a legend.” John has performed numerous times on the country’s most popular national television shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Live With Regis & Kelly,” “The Tony Danza Show,” “The CBS Early Show,” Fox News Channel and Jerry Lewis’ Labor Day Telethon.


Opinion & Comment

April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Viewpoints We need a way to make people care

A WELCOME SIGHTING — Although it remains a bit on the chilly side, Brad Bradstreet of Bridgton saw a welcome sign of spring’s arrival last Wednesday, snapping this photograph in Harrison of a loon on Long Lake.

Make your trip count

Earth Notes

“Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. us to notice our lovely home, planet earth, from which we source everything. All that we need comes from this floating, evolving, mass of organic matter and energy. Even the artificial ingredients of life, transmuted through chemical reactions, fires, cauldrons created in the laboratory giving birth to credit cards, the leaf rake, the fishing pole, the wheel barrel. Great is the community effort uniting to pick up the future artifacts of our times rearing itself from underneath the receded snow and ice. Containers, drinking straws, grocery bags hanging from the tree limbs, swaying in the wind. A lovely effort, indeed, to clean up after ourselves. We do it for us, after all, to not pull the eye from the beauty that surrounds us here amidst the lakes and

mountains. And yet, is there more we could do on a broader scale that wouldn’t be too bothersome or inconvenient? My mom points to that and I invite you to join me in it. “Make your trip count.” The next time you need to drive to town, wait and contemplate…can it wait until more errands accumulate? Going to town has become a weekly event. I do all my errands on one trip, saving them up for the big adventure. Try

this…park your vehicle behind Renys, sport your backpack and two cloth bags and hit the streets. Hit Renys for some raw almonds, rice crackers and an out-of-season shirt on sale and bring it back to your car. Head back out to the bank, post office and bookstore. Get your haircut and treat yourself to something at Beth’s Kitchen, sitting at a sunny table near the beautiful stream out back. On your way back, peak into Gallery 302, looking for that perfect gift for a loved one. If you want to go big, head out to the transfer station, then visit Morning Dew, Paris Farmer’s Union and Hayes True Value. Don’t forget your photocopying at The Printery. Last stop Hannaford’s or Food City. Benefits of making your trip count: You get to stay home more, consuming less non-renewables and non-needables. You are lessening vehicle traffic and adding to foot traffic. You can make more contact with community members. Less carbon is being burned and released. Mom would be proud with the level I have taken her motto. I tried to do all my errands on bicycle one time and it took all day and most of my energy. So, for now, I use gas-powered transportation until I find my way into something greener. Anyone want to share their Prius? Jen Deraspe, founder of Nurture Through Nature, lives off the grid on Pleasant Mountain in Denmark. For more information, visit www. ntnretreats.com

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By Jen Deraspe One of my mother’s many mottos was, “Make your trip count.” If I was running upstairs to my bedroom, her voice would echo off the walls, “Take up the laundry, Jenny. Make your trip count!” If I was heading down to the cellar (old school Mainers’ don’t call it a basement.), I had to bring down some crap she wanted down there for storage. I would roll my eyes and follow her demands. As it turns out, I say and do the same thing. No surprise. The motto has found its way into my green-living schemata. Her voice still rings in my head, making all my trips up and down the mountain, to and from town into some vast, greater purpose and project. It is so rare that I travel anywhere without a backpack and a cloth bag in each hand filled with random, unrelated items, making my trip count. This practice got anchored even more deeply by the reality that I live a bit up Pleasant Mountain and my cabin is accessible only by foot half the year, depending upon snow and mud season. Earth Day is just about here, my favorite holiday. It invites

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Tomorrow we honor the planet, without which we wouldn’t exist. Bridgton will be cleaning up Stevens Brook on Earth Day, and the kids will be making kites. We’ll celebrate the preservation of Bald Pate Mountain with a hike to the summit, and a “Prize Patrol” car by DancingTrees will be on the lookout for neighbors cleaning their yards — giving praise to those who do. There’s a strong environmental conscience in our region, thanks to the leadership of such organizations as the Lakes Environmental Association, Loon Echo Land Trust, and Greater Lovell Land Trust. But when it comes to the big picture, let’s face it, there’s really not much to celebrate. We live in a world where the reality of climate change is either neglected or denied by policy makers, despite the increasing frequency of tornadoes and hurricanes and droughts in recent years. Just this past Saturday, a massive series of tornados killed 45 people across the U.S. and reached North Carolina, where such storm systems almost never occur. Pigs and livestock were lifted into the sky, oh my. When we bend over to pick up litter on Friday, we can feel good in that moment. But unless our national leaders begin to show leadership about climate change, we might as well kiss our “arses” goodbye. There’s more energy in our atmosphere than there used to be. The atmosphere is 5% moister than it was just a few decades ago, and man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the most reasonable explanation. 2010 was the warmest year on record, when we saw drought, heatwaves and fires across Russia, and megafloods in Pakistan, Australia, Brazil and elsewhere. Not every natural disaster is unnatural now, but the evidence seems clear that global warming is contributing to more and more extreme weather events as our unrestrained consumerism alters the planet’s natural climatic systems and damage vital ecological assets, including oceans, forests and glaciers. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, total carbon emissions from all forms of energy use had already hit 21.2 billion metric tons by 1990 and are projected to rise to 42.4 billion by 2035 — a 100% increase in less than half a century. And what are our national leaders doing about this? Well, in the federal budget just passed by Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency has been cut by $1.6 billion — a 16% reduction. It was one of the agencies hit the hardest, along with health funding. The cut came despite the fact that polls showed 77% of Americans wanted Congress to leave the EPA alone, since they’re the only group responsible for protecting the public from polluting corporations. And in a case brought by states and environmental organizations on global warming that will be heard by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Obama administration is siding with American Electric Power and three other companies, urging the Court to throw out the lawsuit. Maine political leaders, by contrast, have shown some real courage in the global warming arena. In 2007 they recognized that even if we stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, climate change will continue for many years because of the CO2 we’ve already released. As a result, Gov. Baldacci asked the University of Maine and the Climate Change Institute to analyze the effects of climate change in Maine over the next 50 to 100 years. What the study found was, that Maine faces a warmer and wetter future, with a longer mud season and shorter periods of hard freeze that will affect the timber industry. There’ll be more CARE, Page D


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Letters

Bird Watch

Torch run

by Jean Preis News Columnist

Returning herons

One chilly day a couple of weeks ago, when a stiff wind blew out of the west and temperatures hovered in the upper 30s, I heard a rumor that the great blue herons had returned. Since I monitor a local heron rookery for the State of Maine, it seemed like a good idea to go for a drive and check it out. The day was gray, and snow was still piled along the roadsides, as I passed about a hundred robins hunting on a barely thawed field for something to eat. A little farther along the road I pulled my car over to the shoulder, reached across the seat for my binoculars, and peered into the woods. A flurry of snowflakes filled the air, but in the distance, perched on their big scraggly nests high in dead trees, I could discern the shapes of six great blue herons. Each bird was hunched over on its nest, sheltered from the wind and snow only by its own feathers. Great blue herons are common in Maine from April

through September. In summer we often see one flying low over the lake with slow, labored wing-beats, or standing motionless in shallow water waiting patiently for prey to come within striking distance of its bill. The heron family in North America includes 14 species of slender wading birds, that have a long slim neck and a long sharp bill. The great blue is the largest North American heron, standing up to four feet tall, with a wingspan of seven feet. Some folks call them cranes, but even though herons and cranes share some similarities in appearance, they are not related. Cranes belong to a different family, have a different lifestyle from herons, and are rarely seen in Maine. Like other members of the heron family, great blues breed in colonies called rookeries, where they build large platform nests of sticks, 20 to 60 feet high in the trees. The rookery may consist of one species of heron, or may include several

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES

Naples Dog Park Committee The Town of Naples is actively seeking members and volunteers for the Naples Dog Park Committee. Members and volunteers will contribute to the development and maintenance of a future dog park in Naples. A site walk will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the proposed site on State Park Road.

The Great Blue Heron species. It may be small, with only a few nests, or it may have dozens of nests. Nest trees are often surrounded by water, which gives some protection from predators, and are typically in an isolated area. The nest starts out to be a rather flimsy affair, but as the parent birds add to it every year it becomes quite substantial. Along the Maine coast heron rookeries are sometimes on islands. In autumn, great blue herons leave inland Maine, moving south to areas where the wetlands are free of ice, and where there is a good supply of food. In winter, they distribute themselves across the southern regions of North America, throughout Central America, and into northern South America, but in early spring they return north to set up territories and to court their mates. While in their rookeries, the herons are very susceptible to disturbance. Some heron rookeries may be close to a road, or a hiking trail, and in spring and summer when the birds are nesting and raising their young it is important to stay far away

Interested parties should contact Barbara McDonough at the Naples Town Office at 207-693-6364 for details. 2T15

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Public Notice

BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF CASCO Nomination Papers

Nomination papers will be available at the Town Office as of March 17, 2011 for the following openings: One-year term: SAD 61 School Director (1) Completed papers must be returned to the Town Office no later than April 25, 2011. Please call the Town Office should you have any questions at 627-4515. 1T16

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing at their next meeting on May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Offices. On the agenda: Applications for a Special Amusement Permit and Liquor License for Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Inc., submitted by Frank Merced; and renewal of Liquor License and Special Amusement Permit applications for Tail of the Lake Lobster Co., submitted by Scott Coulombe. Public welcome.

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AGENDA

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TRUCK FOR BID:

APRIL 25, 2011 CASCO COMMUNITY CENTER 940 MEADOW ROAD 7:00 P.M.

A 1997 International 4900 Plow Truck with a stainless steel hopper sander. Mileage 79,981.

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Truck may be seen at the Waterford Highway Garage on the Waterford Road. Bids must be submitted by May 2, 2011 and a decision will be made May 9, 2011.

Scholarship Applications for the Jean Murray, Ernest Murray, Josephine Caswell, Gerald Forest, Horton-Ricker, Blake and Gosselin-Beck 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 or vocational school. Applications must be received at the Harrison Town Office no later than May 1, 2011. 2T16 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE JUDICIAL BRANCH Carroll Super Court 96 Water Village Rd., Box 3 Ossipee NH 03864

Telephone: (603) 539-2201 TTY/TDD Relay: (800) 735-2964 http://www.courts.state.nh.us

CITATION FOR PUBLICATION Case Name: Channing Perry v Doug Collomy, Paul Martin and Andy Davis Case Number: 212-22010-Cv-00290 The above entitled action is now pending in this Court. The original pleading is on file and may be examined by interested parties. The Court has issued an Order for Service by Publication on defendant, Paul Martin. The Court ORDERS: Channing Perry gives notice to Paul Martin of this action by publishing a verified copy of this Citation for Publication once a week for three successive weeks in The Bridgton News, a newspaper of general circulation. The last publication shall be on or before May 06, 2011. Also, ON OR BEFORE May 21, 2011 Paul Martin shall file a written appearance form with this Court. A copy of the appearance form must be sent to the party listed below. June 21, 2011 Paul Martin shall file a plea, answer, demurrer or other response with this Court. A copy of the plea, answer, demurrer or other response must be sent to the party listed below. Notice to Paul Martin: If you do not comply with these requirements, you will be considered in default and the Court may issue orders that affect you without your input. Send copies to: Paul W. Chant, ESQ

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2. Erika L. Frank, Esq. has filed an application for an Administrative Appeal of the Planning Board’s approval of a cellular telephone tower to AT&T on a portion of property known as Map 6, Lot 34-7, 190 Tamarack Trail, located in a Residential District. This matter was postponed from the March 21, 2011 agenda. 2T15

PUBLIC SALE OF MOBILE HOME and HOUSE

Also the Town is selling the stone façade house located at 1 Kent’s Landing Road and the corner of Rt. 302. Interested buyers must be prepared to move home in a timely manner, or salvage whatever portions of home in timely manner agreed upon by the Town. The house is for sale and no land; thus the requirement to move it. Proposals will be received by the Town Treasurer no later than 12:00 p.m. on May 6, 2011. Proposals should be clearly marked “Kent’s Landing Proposal,” and mailed or delivered to Naples Town Office, 15 Village Green Lane, PO Box 1757, Naples ME 04055. Proposals can be for either or both mobile home and house. Proposals will be opened at noon on May 6, 2011, and reported to Selectboard at their next scheduled meeting following May 6, 2011. Blue and White Mobile Home, and House with stone façade

Patricia A. Lenz Clerk of Court

The Town of Naples reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

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Derik Goodine Town Manager/Treasurer

you will automatically go back into original Medicare.  When you travel within the United States for less than six months, even if your plan does not cover your care, your plan must cover you if you need urgent or emergency care. Your out-of-pocket charges for emergency room services must be no more than whatever you would have paid had you received the services in the plan’s network. 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.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING Saturday, May 14, 2011 The Town of Sweden will hold a Special Town Meeting on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Meeting Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a new Selectman. For more information please call the Town Office at 647-3944. 2T16

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The Town of Naples is selling “as-is” a 1972 Mann Mobile Home located at Kent’s Landing (second mobile home located down Kent’s Landing). The mobile home is 12' x 60' with 7 foot high ceilings and is in need of some “TLC,” thus is being sold as is. It is blue and white in color. Buyer will be responsible for promptly removing mobile home after purchase. Deed will be Quit Claim.

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Do you have a Medicare Advantage plan? Do you travel? It is very important to look at your plan benefits carefully to see what costs and rules apply when you travel within the United States. Every Medicare Advantage plan sponsor has different rules. Most Medicare Advantage plans have their own service areas and travel outside of your service area can affect both your eligibility to stay in the plan and whether the plan will cover your care. If you travel continuously outside your service area for six months or more, most plans will automatically disenroll you from their plan. If you are disenrolled from your plan,

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Tax Map & Lot No.

To The Editor: State Representative Ralph Sarty is currently sponsoring a bill, LD1189; An Act to Require Bicyclists to Contribute to the Improvement of Bikeways. Mr. Sarty’s legislation would put a 2% tax on the value of any bicycle sold at retail in this state. LETTERS, Page D

Town of Sweden Residents

1. To approve Minutes of March 21, 2011.

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For further information or to view the mobile home or house, contact Derik Goodine, Naples Town Manager, at 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine 04055 or 693-6364.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT March 28, 2011

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from them. Any unusual, loud, or sudden activity may cause the birds to flee their nests, but they also may feel threatened by a quiet, well-meaning intruder. Herons on nests may suddenly become silent and alert, an indication they are feeling threatened, or they may vocalize with repetitive chortle or cluck calls. If the perceived threat continues they may give loud screams and hop off the nest, even circling the nest tree until the threat has ended. In some instances, disturbed herons have been known to abandon the rookery altogether. The day I checked on the rookery, I stayed in my car several hundred yards away and watched the herons through binoculars. They were not aware of my presence, and although I wished I could have approached more closely on foot I did not wish to alarm them. They had returned to their rookery, claimed their territories and were ready to start new families. They deserved to be left in peace. Jean Preis resides in Bridgton.

To The Editor: Each year, the Bridgton Police Department is involved with law enforcement officers from all parts of Maine in running a series of relay races called the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The purpose of this event is to raise money for Special Olympics Maine, a private, nonprofit organization. The organization is part of a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults who are mentally challenged. Law enforcement has dedicated itself toward increasing awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes worldwide. The Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics is a worldwide program sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Events such as these help bring recognition to the skills and abilities of the Special Olympics athletes. The participation of these athletes shows the community at large the true meaning of sport, and a pure joy toward life. The Torch Run is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 with the Summer Games to follow on June 10, 11 and 12 in Orono. In support of the Torch Run, we are asking you to make a tax-deductible donation of whatever amount you feel comfortable with to the members of the Bridgton Police Department

participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run. One hundred percent of all donations go to Special Olympics Maine. If you choose to contribute, please accept our thanks for your support of this worthwhile endeavor. Please make checks payable to Special Olympics Maine, not the Bridgton Police Department. As a side note, we would like to make special mention of some of the officers who faithfully supported this event through the years, starting with former Bridgton Police Chief, the late Bob Bell, who is credited with bringing the Torch Run to Maine 27 years ago. Bernie King, Gary Chadbourne, Tom Harriman, Chris Farley, Michael Chaine and Doug Taft, all former Bridgton Police officers, deserve special thanks as well for their dedication in following in Chief Bell’s footsteps. On behalf of Special Olympics Maine and the Bridgton Police Department, we would like to thank you for your continued support of this most worthy cause. Philip Jones, David Sanborn Bridgton Police Department

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The regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 has been changed to Monday, April 25, 2011. The Selectmen’s Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office. For more information please call the Town Office at 647-3944. 2T16 PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO

2011 Invitation to Bid Winter Roads Maintenance Program The Town of Casco is currently inviting bids for the plowing, sanding and winter maintenance of public roads and certain other roads with public easements in Casco, Maine. The Town requests that bids be submitted on a per mile cost with the total annual cost listed separately. Bids are for a five-year period with the option to extend that period upon agreement of the Board of Selectmen and the Contractor. The bid shall be for the period beginning September 1, 2011, and end in May 15, 2016, unless options for extension of the agreement are exercised and agreed upon. This agreement shall be subject to annual appropriations by the Casco Town Meeting. Town of Casco or the Casco Board of Selectmen shall not be held responsible for non-appropriation of funds. All bids must be submitted to the office of the Town Manager by Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:00 noon. A public bid opening will follow at 12:05 p.m. Bids must be submitted on forms provided by the Town of Casco and placed in sealed envelopes clearly marked “2011 Town of Casco Winter Roads Bid.” A public reading of bids will take place at the Selectmen’s meeting May 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Award of the winter roads bids shall be by the Selectboard. 3T14


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(Continued from Page D) His intention to build better bicycle trails in the state is admirable, but who would pay and who would benefit? Mainers, or tourists who visit here to ride their expensive bicycles that they bought out of state? Maine families who buy bicycles for their children already pay enough taxes in this state. Why penalize Maine parents who are only trying to give their children an alternative to video games and TV and encourage them to exercise outdoors? I encourage readers to please contact their legislators to voice their opinion regarding Mr. Sarty’s bicycle tax. And please Mr. Sarty, when you sponsor future bills, take the time to consider who will be affected by your legislation, Donna Fournier Denmark

Proud of Casco

To The Editor: I am writing in response to a series of vicious e-mails, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, that have gone viral and that allege that Casco is “an embarrassment” and without structure; its residents, ignorant and its town manager, a circus ringmaster of bunnies. My experience is diametrically opposed to the allegations expressed in those e-mails. I also have lived and traveled “all over the world.” By chance I ended up in Casco. I stayed in Casco by choice and have been here now for 25 years — by choice. When I first came, I would not have dreamed of trying to change Casco. What arrogance that would have been. No! I did as I have always done, I looked for ways to contribute, to learn about this new life of mine

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by giving back, by volunteering, first at the Casco Library, then as an elected member of the Budget Committee and one of the original members of the Recycling Committee. Throughout all these years, I have never wanted to change Casco, simply contribute to it. Each year, I came to appreciate more and more what a great place this is. I have watched other towns go through a procession of town managers, and I have worried that we might lose ours because he is so capable. More than capable — extraordinary. I doubt any place in Maine has a more knowledgeable, eventempered, fair and hard-working town manager than David Morton. I have watched him over these years and I am in awe of his competence. Because of the way he has served Casco, and also because of Casco itself, I am more than ever proud to be an American. Casco is the United States — in miniature — and I am proud to live here,

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AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto State Inspection Snowblower Repair M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt.

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To The Editor: A woman wearing bunny ears at the Casco Board of Selectmen’s meeting on April 12 told me that my efforts to help balance the books in our town was none of my business and that I am a “busybody.” I am one of two new members of the town’s Finance Committee. I assure you, I am not making this up. The real problem is that the woman wearing bunny ears is a former member of Casco’s Finance Committee. This may partly explain why Casco’s most recent audit contains a litany of warnings, red flags, findings of misstatements of ELECTRICIANS

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the truth and a recommendation for investigative and corrective action. Somebody dropped the ball. What I discovered is that Casco uses more than one set of “books.” We use our Annual Town Report, the town manager’s proposed budget and the auditor’s worksheets. They’re all different. It’s like your bank statement not reflecting the same information as what you record in your checkbook. It’s not good. I was shocked to learn that this serious internal control problem was pointed out to former Finance Committee members, including the woman wearing bunny ears, as early as 2003 in our Comprehensive Plan. This 300-page plus document recommends that Casco’s accounting procedures “all need to be based on the same figures and presented in the same way.” I can hardly believe that hasn’t been happening, but it’s true. The same disturbing findINSURANCE

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

Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

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

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

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

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

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

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

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 tbconcrete@myfairpoint.net Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940

J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561 Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior www.jjonesconstruction.com Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted HAIRDRESSERS 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me

Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com

CONSTRUCTION

Casco’s books

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES

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

Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221

to point to it as an example whenever I am away/abroad. I am immensely proud of David Morton — a great town manager, a great human being. Alice Darlington Casco

April 21, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Victoria’s Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist 647-8355

HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 www.thurlowscarpet.com

INSULATION Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379 Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

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

KENNELS Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804 Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

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

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 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS 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

ings were corroborated just last week when a representative of Casco’s audit firm personally told selectmen during a public meeting that he “would like to see a comprehensive document” to address their concerns over Casco’s internal control problems. Our auditors referred to this as a “significant deficiency” that is “important enough to merit attention by those charged with governance.” It is my duty as a Finance Committee member to raise awareness of this issue. I am not being a busybody. The audit firm also wrote a letter to our selectmen on March 10, 2011 indicating that, “Accounting and financial personnel should be able to refer to one written source for the proper handling of all transactions.” The letter goes on to say that Casco’s “receivable accounts per the general ledger are not being reconciled to detailed listings of receivables from individuals and other govLETTERS, Page D 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 Oberg Agency Residential, Business,Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly 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 CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061 Cook’s Tree Service Removal-Pruning-Cabling Licensed – Insured 647-4051 Q-Team Tree Service Removal – Pruning – Cabling – Chipping Stump Grinding – Bucket Work – Bobcat Crane – Licensed & Fully Insured Since 1985, Naples 693-3831 or Toll Free 877-693-3831 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


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Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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

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EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER – Needed for home in North Bridgton. References please. Call 647-2113. 2t16x

PART-TIME/PER DIEM CNAS – Needed for all shifts. Please contact Martha Armington, DNS @ 207-9353351. 1t16 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

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BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus references and security. JPD Properties, 310-0693. tf2 COMMERCIAL SPACE — for lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 302 frontage. Call for details, 6474465. tf46

NAPLES — Well-maintained one$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag bedroom, off Rte. 35, thirty-daywhen purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x notice lease, no smoking, no pets, 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, laundry on site, quiet setting. $600/ Windham, 893-0339. tf46 month including heat and electricity. tf15 FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, 207-899-5052. trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2& mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing bedroom unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 Trash, heat and H20 included. Near FIRE­WOOD – Cut, split, delivered. downtown. $675 month. Call 603tf11 Seasoned $230 per cord, green $180 494-0325. per cord. Call Wendell Scribner 583- CASCO — Completely furnished 4202. 10t8x rooms, heat, lights & cable TV FIREWOOD — Please call Ron included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647- cell, 207-838-1181, home 207-627tf11 5173. 15t16x 1006.

— A 60-Bed Nursing Home — Rte. 115, Windham, ME 04062

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

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FOUND — on Long Lake, swimSEBAGO — 2-bedroom mobile, W/ ming float, near shore northeast of D, near Nason’s Beach, 2 people CASCO — 2-bedroom + loft house, Pine Point in Cape Monday Cove. preferred. No pets. $650, plus security $900 a month plus utilities. Pets? No Call 583-4102. 1t16 and utilities. 787-2661. 3t16x smoking. References, security + first month. 655-3334. 4t15x NAPLES — 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch full walkout basement. Clean and BRIDGTON — Main Street comfortable. Great location. Great location professional office space home. DENMARK: 2-bedroom, 1- now available. Desirable 2nd floor, bath cottage lake rights to Moose front office, client parking on site, Pond, deck and furnished. SOUTH hardwood floors, cable and Cat 5 are PARIS: Great office space location available within the air conditioned great for public access. All rents need suite. Heat is included. Call 207-591application and security deposit and 4292 for additional information or to Residential / Commercial first month rent when approved. view space. 3t15x Repairs – New Ceilings Call Ralph at Lake Country Property 23 Years Experience Rentals (207) 647-8093. tf13 HARRISON — Cape on back lot. Good neighbors. $400/month/room. Free estimates NORTH BRIDGTON — Upstairs $40 extra person. Choose room. Share large 1-bedroom apartment, very house. W/D, smokers + pets welcome energy efficient, $650 per month plus home. 233-5033. 1t16x utilities. Call 207-358-0808. tf49 FOR LEASE — 35 acres of pasture SEBAGO — 1-bedroom apartment, or crop land for lease, in Naples, with Scott Bailey carpeted, fireplace, covered patio, water and electricity available. Please lake view, beach nearby, quiet, no call 693-3588. 3t14 smoking indoors, no pets. Includes WANTED heat, electric. $790 per month + security. 787-2121. 7t11x LOOKING TO RENT — 207-615-1689 NORTH BRIDGTON — 1,700 Professional couple looking to rent a scottbaileyhandyman@hotmail.com square foot apartment, 3-bedrooms, home long-term in the Lakes Region, 2½-baths, open concept, stove and 3-bedroom with garage. 207-595Complete residential tf14 refrigerator furnished. W/D hook-ups, 8027. services including: monitor heater. We pay water bill, BUSINESS SERVICES lawn service and plowing. No animals Maintenance . . No smokers. $800 month. First/last HEAP HAULERS — Towing Property management & security. 207-647-3953. 2t16x service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call Seasonal property caretaking 655-5963. tf12 HARRISON — 1-bedroom apartment Renovation, consulting & in quiet area. Partially furnished, COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION design includes heat & electric. No pets, non- — & Handyman Services - Painting, Decks/Patios smoker. Set up for 1 person. $450 per landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitchGarage packages month. Call 415-9166 leave message. ens & baths, new homes. 40 years exGutter cleaning tf13 perience. Call Mike, 693-5284. 13t14x Roof Raking COMMERCIAL SPACE — Weather stripping Beautiful, large commercial space J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom Water and weather damage at 186 Main Street in Bridgton, homes & additions. caretaking, approximately 1,600 square feet, snowplowing, removal and sanding, Communications wiring small gallery space, picture windows, commercial & residential. 207-809Spring & Fall Cleanups tf35 track lighting, kitchenette, storage 6127. room, bathroom, current space of Always Free Consultations EFG books who will be moving in DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Fully-Insured April or May, please call Andrew or Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ Ann 647-8150. 5t12 ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John tf31 SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, Math­ews, 207-452-2781. heat, hot water & electric included, sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 DIRIGO CUSTOM PAINTING furnished. Security deposit required. — Looking for houses and camps to 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13 paint for 2011 season. 23 years experience, fully insured, free estimates. HOME FOR RENT WEST BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom Power washing available. Call 743Naples 7t15x apartment available. $595 month & 9889. security deposit. Includes heat. No East side of Causeway, 1 BR, pets. 207-450-4271. EHO tf3 PROFESSIONAL CLEANER — & 1 BA, spacious in-law apartorganizer. Non-toxic, own equipment, ment with w/d, has access to BRIDGTON — Cozy second floor spring cleaning & organizing. Offertwo-bedroom apartment near Highland ing weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. beautiful sandy beach on Lake Beach. Walk to Renys, theater, Free estimates, excellent references. Brandy Pond. $675 month shopping, restaurants, hospital. $725 Senior discount. 207-595-1542. 6t15 year round includes HEAT/ month. Heat, plowing, trash paid. OffELECTRICITY, yard mainstreet parking, onsite laundry. 207- B & L ROOFING — 20 years expetenance & snowplowing. 358-0808. tf13 rience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20 Please call Susan R. FMI BRIDGTON — Studio apartment, YARD SALE economical gas heat, neat, clean, See more at krainin.com laundromat on premises. Walking YARD SALE — 17 Faraway Dr., Krainin Real Estate distance to town. Call Jerry at 831- Bridgton, Saturday, April 23, rain or (207) 693-7808 1368. 2t16x shine. Moving sale: furniture, tires, 866-292-4679 LOVELL — Lovely 3-bedroom clothing, ping-pong table, basketball References & Security Deposit hoop & more. Reasonable offers accape with gourmet kitchen. Available 1t16x required for all rentals. immediately for short-term rental, cepted. 8-3. furnished. $800 month. Call 6506687. 2t15x

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SUPPORTYOUR LOCAL— Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, FARNZIE CLEANING — Home/ EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603Rentals & Business. Free estimates 447-2282. 13t14x Maine/New Hampshire. Contact Kim Resendes, owner, at farnzie84@aol. AIR HOCKEY TABLES — 3 com or 1-207-452-8100. 4t13x available, 7 foot, good condition, paddles, pucks included, $250 each. DAY CARE Bridgton, ME. Email info@5seasons. CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE net. Call 617-750-3051 or 207-6472t16x – Childcare currently has openings 4299. for all ages. CPR/FA, preschool cur- PLEASE CONSIDER – donating riculum followed. Meals and snacks your leftover garage sale items and provided. Children will learn in a your attic, basement and closet safe, fun and interactive way, which overflow to Harvest Hills Animal helps to increase a child’s academic Shelter. For more information, call and social development. For more 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 information or to set up a visit, call 647-4156. 6t12 SCREENED LOAM — Please call Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at CROOKED RIVER — Adult and 647-5173. 24t16x Community Education Center currently has openings available in our HILLTOP FIREWOOD — state licensed childcare center for Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Your for details, 890-9300. tf31 child’s care will be provided by nurWANTED TO BUY turing, positive role models who are trained in Maine’s Early Learning FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS Guidelines and certified in CPR and — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing First Aid. We pride ourselves on help- Post. 207-647-8163. ing children develop the skills that tf43 are necessary to become successful in school. Our facility offers a gym, VEHI­CLES FOR SALE and outdoor playground to encourage healthy habits for children through JESUS IS LORD – new and used play. We are open Monday through auto parts. National locator. Most Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s information, please call 627-4291, Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, tf30 ext. 21, 23 or 24. 3t15 207-647-5477. HEARTS IN HAND — Child Care Center in Sebago, has 3 openings for all ages. We offer care for infant through school age kids. We have a toddler program, preschool program, and after-school activities. On bus route 1 for Sebago Elementary School. Please call Heidi for more info 787-2552. 4t13

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GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING — Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, power washing. Serving the Lakes Region for over 15 years. Free estimates. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x

KITCHEN CABINETS — & Appliances. Schuler made white cabinets, chrome handles, large Lshaped island counter, back wall and island, 1 oven stove, microwave. All items in good condition. Bridgton, ME. Email info@5seasons.net. Call 617750-3051 or 207-647-4299. 2t16x

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

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Naples Golf & Country Club is opening a gourmet sandwich/ coffee shop on the causeway for the 2011 season. We are looking for counter help/food prep positions — May-Sept.

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Opinions (Continued from Page D) ernments each month.” Worse yet, the auditors report that someone in the town office gave them false information (“material misstatements”) on at least three separate occasions. The town manager has some explaining to do. When I talk about these issues at public meetings, I am ridiculed, booed at and told to “move out of town” if I don’t like it. Efforts to remove me from the Finance Committee began long before I even had a chance to look at the books. It’s become so strange that my healthy professional skepticism (20 years experience as a nationally-recognized investigative reporter) has morphed into actual suspicion about where the money is really going. We clearly have critical fiscal problems in Casco. I don’t like it one bit, and I’m not going anywhere until this mess is cleaned up. Nothing short of an independent forensic audit will shake loose the truth. Help me get to the bottom of what’s going on by getting involved in the process. Call the town office (627-4515) and request a copy of the latest Annual Report. Be sure to get the “Management and Opinion Letters,” too. That’s where the truly damning information can be found. Then join us at the annual town meeting in June and cast your ballots to lower your taxes and raise Casco’s standards of accounting. Jeannine Oren Casco Finance Committee member

Ski patrol

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To The Editor: We are imperfect people living in an imperfect world. It seems to me that we must make every attempt to bring about a better world. In our little corner of this world called Casco, each one of us must build up our community. We need to recognize those gifts, which enhance the best in our neighbors. Unfortunately at this time, we are failing to see the good in what we have as a community. A person’s opinion should be valued and not attacked simply because it doesn’t mesh with our way of thinking. We need to be more tolerant and less harsh in our everyday encounters with our neighbors. I believe that the people of Casco wish to have a caring, sensitive and forward-looking community. Each of us must do his or her part to bring about a respectful, engaged and positive atmosphere. On another note, I wish to state again my admiration for Dave Morton, our town manager. As a public servant, he has always given his all to the well-being of Casco. He is truly an administrator and leader par excellence. I am thankful for his leadership and the caring manner he has demonstrated in serving us. Ronald J. Hawkes Casco

To The Editor: Kudos to the Shawnee Peak Student Ski Patrol for their excellent performance at Sugarloaf. To The Editor: During a recent illness, it became very clear to me how fortunate those of us are, who use the services of the Bridgton Buying and Hospital. I experienced an Offering incredible group of doctors, US Coins nurses and staff that work there. Gold & Silver I especially want to sing the Bullion praises of a group of doctors I call my fabulous five champions. 142 Main Street My list begins with Conway, NH 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors Emergency Room Dr. Joseph

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To The Editor: Winter is over, and I would like to say “thank you” to a lot of people who helped the Harrison Friendly Riders Snowmobile Club. First, to the landowners. Thank you for letting us use your land as part of our trail system. We have almost 40 miles of trails and most of it crosses private land. If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to call me. Second, to the local businesses, which supported us by buying an advertisement as part of our trail map and sponsoring a class at our annual radar run. Third, to the small army that helps me get the trails ready with bush cutting and bridge repairs. Thanks to Searles Excavation and Mark Doucette and Sons for donating hours of equipment time. Fourth, thanks to Stacy Worster, Jason Baker and Chris Searles for spending hours in the groomer fixing the trails after a busy weekend or a snowstorm. Thanks to my wife, Nancy, for riding with me for 10 or 12 hours at a time. Thanks to the people who came and helped when the groomer broke down or got stuck, always at 3 o’clock in the morning. Our machine spent almost 200 hours grooming trails this year. And thanks

last to the people, who register their sleds and joined the club in Harrison. It costs a lot of money to keep the trails in good condition. Our used Tucker cost the club $60,000, and we used about 800 gallons of fuel this season. Lastly, to the people who ride the trails and are not a club member, join a club. It does not have to be ours, but one where you ride the most. We do not ask or get any money from the town. Henry Hudson, Jr. Trailmaster Harrison Friendly Riders

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who won’t fight back. Does that sound familiar? When the media gets together and picks on one person, are you not creating the same scenario as you just said? That is just what is happening to Paul LePage. The media is constantly waiting for him to do or say something wrong and they go after him. This is a form of media bullying. How much bullying has the NAACP done over the years? The leader of the NAACP was bullying Governor LePage because he would not meet with him immediately on Martin Luther King Day. How much did the mainstream media bully Governor LePage for that remark when he told President Obama to “go to hell.” The media was relentless in bullying him. This, in my opinion, is a way that Governor LePage was telling the media that they were not going to bully him in making the wrong decisions — that he has made his decision and he will stand by it. Let’s not forget that when Governor Baldacci was in office, he took a stimulus package and look what happened. No one knew it had strings attached to it. It prevented Governor Baldacci to make cuts in the welfare system because of the strings attached to it. That is why, in my opinion, he did what he said. So, let’s not make Governor LePage the bully here. He is the victim of the mainstream media to label him as such. Richard E. Cross Naples Editor’s note: It is The News’ policy that editorials carry the initials of the writer. In this case, the author was Staff Writer Gail Geraghty — G.G. Secondly, Mr. Cross in his letter referred to Geraghty’s writing as an “article.” Items appearing under the heading “Viewpoints” in our Opinion Section are “editorials” generated by staff writers. This letter was edited to comply with our 600-word count policy. — W.R. (Wayne Rivet, Editor).

when Gov. Paul LePage has stopped putting his foot into his mouth? Answer: We can’t tell, because it hasn’t happened yet. My recollection of Maine’s governors goes all the way back to Horace Hildreth and, for the life of me, I can’t remember any previous governor acting in such a patently arrogant, offensive manner. To paraphrase Dale Carnegie, LePage’s approach to governance could be titled, “How to Lose Friends and Antagonize People.” Therefore, kudos to The Bridgton News for your April 7 editorial, which criticized our governor for what he is: a garden-variety bully. Clearly, he is used to dealing with dissent by firing anyone who disagrees with him, but he’s rapidly discovering that he can’t fire the state legislature, or the 62% of the electorate who voted for somebody else. It remains debatable, however, whether that fact will cause him to change his ways. No sooner had he returned from his Jamaican vacation than he started blaming the legislature for the ineffectiveness of his first 100 days. Like most bullies, he seems incapable of conceiving that his own belligerent actions might possibly be at fault. So onward he charges — the proverbial bull in a china shop. Some weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the editor criticizing LePage for his crude, vulgar statements. At that time, I considered him nothing more than an obnoxious boor with a penchant for saying really stupid things. Since then, however, his actions suggest that he is something far more dangerous: a dyed-in-the-wool tyrant. For example, consider his objection to banning the dangerous chemical additive bisphenol-A, suggesting it was like an estrogen that could cause women “to grow little beards.” Not only did he betray his appalling ignorance of basic high school science, but he clearly valued the profits of Chinese plasticbottle manufacturers more than the health of Maine’s children.

To The Editor: This is in response to G.G. — whom ever you are — and the editorial column entitled, “LePage the Bully.” Who ever it was must have been too embarrassed to sign his or her name at the bottom of the editorial. Well, I am not. The editorial he or she wrote is an embarrassment to anyone that read it. It is an embarrassment to he or she that wrote it. It is one thing when Governor LePage told the NAACP to “kiss my butt” or told President Obama to “go to hell,” but he is not bullying anybody. To say that is him telling what he thinks and that he will not be bullied by media outlets. Just because he was blunt and did not sugar candy coat the issue is not bullying anybody. I believe this is a way he is telling the mainstream media that he will not be bullied by them. He doesn’t care what the media says. He made that perfectly clear on Inauguration Day in his speech. The mainstream media started bullying him from day one, on just about every decision he has made in regarding to balancing this state’s budget. The media are bullies, and the reason is because you can’t bully him around and get away with it. You, G.G. and other media outlets, could not exist if you didn’t do some bullying yourselves, just as you have in To The Editor: this editorial. We all do some Question: How can we tell LETTERS, Page D degree of bullying when we write or say something that offends someone. It’s no big deal unless you make it a big deal, which in this case, you Automotive Repair have. When you dramatize an Member Collision Repair issue and get people to react to Tires • Car & Truck Accessories your editorial it is just another STATE INSPECTIONS form of bullying. Trailer Hitches & Accessories You stated in your editorial Sales & Installations that bullies cannot exist without Dale McDaniel, Owner victims, and they don’t pick Phone: 207-647-8134 Fax: 207-647-4314 on just anyone; they prey on 487 Portland Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009 TF10 those who lack assertiveness,

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OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Theresa A. Betty, 77, of Old Orchard Beach, died on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. She was born at home in Bronx, N.Y., on April 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Voltz) Leser. Mrs. Betty was raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., and graduated from high school there. Following her marriage to Arnold P. Betty Sr., they resided in Mt. Vernon before moving to Fortune Rocks, Kennebunk, in 1959. She resided in Buxton for most of her adult life. It was then that she worked for several companies as a bookkeeper for Baldwin Studios, Manpower, News Center Channel 6 WCSH, and National Distributors. Most recently, she had resided in Old Orchard Beach retiring from Saco Manufacturing in 2006. She enjoyed arts and crafts. She shared 28 years of marriage with the late Arnold P. Betty Sr. Family members include two sons, Arnold P. Betty Jr. of West Baldwin and Paul A. Betty of Standish; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Leser of New York; and a sister, Annarita Mercurio of New York. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a grandson. Spring burial will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Buxton, at a time to be announced. Arrangements by the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.

DADE CITY, FLA. —Paul A. Whitney, 67, of Dade City, Fla., and formerly of Fryeburg and Conway, N.H., died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at The Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Fla. Paul was born in Fryeburg on Feb. 10, 1944, the son of Arlington and Nellie (Smith) Whitney. He attended Fryeburg Elementary and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1962. Paul married Dorothy Pierce on June 23, 1962. He was currently employed with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department as a Traffic Control Officer. Before moving to Florida, Paul worked for Forest Industries for 25 years. He also worked for Fryeburg Academy and drove school bus for Laidlaw. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and sister Brenda. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; his son, Stephen of Bridgton; his daughter, Selena Craw of Washburn; his son, Shawn of Little Rock, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services for the family will be held at a later date.

Daniel H. Taggart HARRISON — Daniel H. Taggart, 80, of Harrison and Byron, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011. He was born in Westbrook, December 15, 1930, a son of Leland and Edel Biltoft Taggart. Danny was educated in Westbrook schools and served in the U.S. Army. He worked in the woods and then became employed by S.D. Warren, from which he retired. He then became self-employed as a contractor. Danny was a big time fur buyer and trapper in the state of Maine. He enjoyed gold prospecting in the western part of the state. Danny was a member of the Maine Trappers Association and the NRA. He was predeceased by a brother, Larry, and sister, Priscilla Allen. Survivors include sons, Scott and Bill Taggart, daughter, Cindy Lestage Wearner, brother, Bruce Taggart, a sister, Barbara Libby, and a very special grandson, Jacob. Visiting hours were held on Monday, April 18 at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham from 5–7 p.m. Burial took place on Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook.

Norma L. Bertelli On March 21, 2011 Norma Louise Phillips Bertelli’s long life came to a peaceful end. Born in 1919 in Massachusetts, Norma was the oldest daughter of Wendall and Louise Phillips and older sister to ‘Buddy.’ She was a proud graduate of Fisher Junior College and in WWII worked for the War board; an accomplished career woman and dedicated volunteer for many organizations. She was a devoted wife to Bruno Bertelli; loving mother of three: Susan Carkeek of Charlottesville, Va.; Paul Bertelli, Bozeman, Mont., and Donna Ferragut, Lewes, Del.; and proud grandmother of four: Ben Tyrrell, Medford, Mass.; Ciaran Tyrrell, Bellmore, N.Y.; Aine Tyrrell Murphy, Ocean Grove, Melbourne, Australia and Lilia Tyrrell, Washington, D.C. and great-grandmother to six beautiful children: Olivia, Conor, Taylor, Kailani, Cian, and Tullan. She will be remembered for her award-winning cooking and creative needlework and her love of flowers. With her husband Bruno she loved to travel and explore the world, both across the United States and throughout Europe. She raised her family in Tewksbury, Mass. and moved to Denmark, Maine, where she resided the last 30 years in her dream log home. She left us all a legacy of beauty and love. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com The family will receive friends Monday, April 25th, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a viewing at the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bridgton, Maine. Interment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.

J. Joseph Gilligan Attorney J. Joseph Gilligan, 84, of Bridgton, Maine, formerly of Salem, Mass., husband of the late Rosemary D. (Welch) Gilligan, died Sunday evening, April 18, 2011 in Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danvers, Mass. Born in Salem, the son of the late James and Madeline (Currier) Gilligan, he was raised and educated in Salem. Following his graduation from Salem High School in the Class of 1944, he received his Degree from Suffolk University and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. For over 20 years, Mr. Gilligan served as the Essex County Law Librarian while also maintaining his own private law practice, until retiring in 1992 and moving to Bridgton, Maine. An avid, skier, Red Sox fan and golfer, he was a longtime member of Salem Country Club and enjoyed traveling. Mr. Gilligan is survived by four children and nine grandchildren: Kevin and his wife Christine Gilligan and their children Victoria and Trevor of Marblehead, Mass.; Salem Police Department Captain Brian Gilligan and his wife Donna and their children Jack and McKenna of Salem, Mass.; Meghan and her husband Michael Persson and their children Cory, Zachary, and Spencer of Danvers, Mass.; and Joe and his wife Jen Gilligan and their children Mallory and Jared of Beverly, Mass. He was predeceased by a sister Joan Doda. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North St.) Salem, Mass., to be followed by services at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours were Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem, Mass. For online guest book or additional information please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com

PORTLAND — Shirley Jean Yates, 68, passed away on April 14, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Portland. She was born in Biddeford on July 15, 1942, the daughter of Coburn and Cora (Yates) Yates. She attended schools in Grand Lake Stream, Livermore Falls and Portland. She worked at various factories and businesses in the area, retiring early because of ill health. Her favorite pastimes were doing crossword puzzles and black and white pencil drawings of the ocean and other landscapes. She was quite talented without ever taking a lesson. Shirley never married or had children of her own, but she loved her family very much and helped to raise a grandniece in her early years. Survivors include two sisters, Gail Young of East Lebanon and Leona Laverdiere of Livermore; a brother, Gary Yates of Casco; a grandniece; 15 nieces and nephews; an uncle, Micky; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Eugene; a niece; and an aunt. A memorial service will be held in the Village Cemetery in Grand Lake Stream at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Enfield H. Wilson

LOVELL — Enfield Herbert Wilson, 88, a devoted dad and precious “Pa,” passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.  Enfield was born in North Lovell to Leland and Glenna McAlister Wilson. The early part of his life, he worked in the woods with his team of horses. He worked for the State road crew. He worked for seven years as a baker at Pleasant Mountain Ski Area (now Shawnee Peak). He had his own summer restaurant for three years with his specialty being fried clams. He worked in North Conway, N.H. for Dunkin’ Donuts as a baker. He was a guide for many years during the hunting season. The majority of his later years, he was caretaker of many homes in Lovell including The Halford, Keller, Goss, Hoagland, Crane, Salke and Hertzfelt, to name a few.  He was an Army veteran, who proudly served his country during WWII. He belonged to the VFW Post in Lovell.  Enfield’s pleasures in life were being together with his family, ice fishing with the guys in the Allagash waterways, having a couple of “beef creatures,” camping, and most of all dancing. He also loved his Boston Terriers, the last one being “Half-pint.” Enfield was a hardworking man all of his life. He was a quiet, gentle man of few words and was always there throughout his children’s lives with a helping hand.  He was predeceased by his lovIn Memory of ing wife, Erma in 2001, his mother LEON MICHAEL in 1962, father in 1969, and three (MIKE) ADAMS brothers, Kenny in 1997, Buddy in 4-20-1944 – 4-21-2008 2003, and Nucky in 2005.  He is survived by his children, Dale Wilson of Pittsfield, Maxine Springer of Chelsea; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; and his loving companion, Jean Littlefield of Stoneham.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the North Lovell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. The Broken Chain Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.  We little knew that morning that Arrangements are made with God was going to call your name. Wood Funeral Home. Online conIn life we loved you dearly, in dolences may be expressed to the death we do the same. It broke our family at www.woodfuneralhome. hearts to lose you, you did not go org alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God call us us one by one, the Chain will link again.

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(Continued from Page D) rain in winter, earlier snowmelt, peak river flows and iceout on Maine lakes — which we have all seen this spring. Ice-out dates have advanced up to two weeks since the 1800s, resulting in shorter seasons for ice fishing, skating, skiing and snowmobiling. “Southern Maine could ultimately stop having safe ice conditions,” the study states. Regional sea surface temperatures have increased almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit off the Maine coast since 1970, and the rate of sea-level rise has intensified — eight inches since 1912, based on tide-gauge records in Portland. Our forests of balsam fir and spruce will increasingly give way to red maples and other hardwoods, and we may have fewer spruce, loons, chickadees, lynx, halibut, and moose; and more oaks, bobcat, summer flounder and deer, the study found. By 2080, the study found, all of Maine will have the warmer, wetter conditions conducive to Lyme Disease. See it for yourself at www.climatechange.umaine. edu/mainesclimatefuture It’s not that the information isn’t out there. It’s more that, in the folly and hubris with

which we’ve treated natural forces since the Industrial Age began, we’re still choosing to ignore it — even when it hits us over the head. On the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day in April of 1970, we need a new way to make people care. Maybe it will be pigs flying in the air. Perhaps we should change the name of Earth Day to “Survival” Day, or “Change or Die” Day. — G.G.

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NAPLES — Thelma Frances Cameron, 86, formerly of the Pond Rd. in Manchester, died suddenly on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Florida. While wintering in Micco, Florida, as they had for many years, Thelma passed on with Roy, her husband of 60 years by her side. She was born on Feb. 8, 1925 a daughter of Mary and Joseph Parent. She was the youngest of seven very close brothers and sisters. Thelma grew up and attended schools in the Hallowell/Farmingdale area. She worked as a secretary for the State of Maine Licensing Board where she retired after many years of loyal service. Thelma raised her family with passion and joy. It was important to Thelma to bring her children up in the Catholic Church and attend mass regularly at Sacred Heart in Hallowell. She remained a devout Catholic her entire life. Her home was often the center for extended family events and holiday celebrations. Thelma especially loved to cook and always had fresh-baked bread, cakes and cookies on hand. She and Roy enjoyed years of outdoor family fun, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. Thelma loved to travel. She and Roy crossed the country many times to Alaska. As Roy would tell you, even on the Friday before she passed, Thelma looked forward to returning to Maine, and was already asking, “and then where are we going?” Surviving are her loving husband Roy; a daughter Gayle Cousins, of Surry; her son Thomas Cameron, of Wisconsin; a daughter Carol Mills, of Oakland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Hall Funeral Home, Inc., 165 Quaker Ridge Rd. Casco, Maine. Thelma loved her animal family and most recently her beautiful Pomeranian, Molly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd. Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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WESTBROOK — Betty A. Carpenter, 82, of Westbrook, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at a Portland hospital. She was born in Westbrook, the daughter of Philip and Martha Babbidge. Betty was raised, educated and resided in Westbrook all of her life. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank P. Carpenter Jr., in 1998. She is survived by a sister, Thelma Cameron of Connecticut; five nephews including Peter Chabot of Fryeburg; and eight nieces. There was an hour of viewing until the start of funeral services on Tuesday, April 19, at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 636 Spring Street, Westbrook. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook.

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MILFORD, CONN. — Dorothy Boutieller Rivard, 93, died peacefully on April 17, 2011 at West River Health Care in Milford, Conn. with her family by her side. For many years, she lived in Bridgton with her now deceased husband Ernest Rivard, before returning to Milford. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Edward of Northford, Conn., and Gerald of Stratford, Conn.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Ernest, Dorothy was predeceased by her son James Rivard. Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery in Auburn. There will be a brief service at the gravesite on May 7, 2011 at 2 p.m.

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Friday, April 8, I was involved in a debate with Shenna Bellows, executive director of the MCLU (Maine Civil Liberties Union), which is Maine’s chapter of the ACLU. The moderator chose three “set piece” questions for us including this one: “Are reproductive rights guaranteed by the Constitution?” Following are my abbreviated remarks: The U.S. Constitution is silent on reproductive rights, except for an indirect reference in the Preamble, which proclaims that the Constitution is ordained, “to secure the blessings of liberty to…our posterity.” Until 1973, government involvement with reproduction as such was handled at the state level, and that’s where the Constitution meant for it to stay. If there were any doubt lingering about that, I would refer you to the 10th Amendment, which states:  The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. The only example I know of when reproductive rights were denied to Americans is when citizens designated “feeble-minded” or “immoral” were — by state government authority — sterilized against their will in states like New Hampshire, Maine and many others in the early to mid 20th century. One venue for this was about 50 miles west of here at the Laconia State School in New Hampshire. Another was about 25 miles east of here at the Pineland Center in New Gloucester. It’s estimated that somewhere around 65,000 people were forcibly sterilized around the United States up until 1963. All this resulted from the eugenics movement, begun by people who called themselves “Progressives.” They formed groups like the American Eugenics Society and others. Eugenicists were among the

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first social engineers of the 20th century, deciding who should reproduce and who should not — and they used the power of state government to enforce those decisions. Progressive eugenicists included Democrats and Republicans such as Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, radical right-wingers like the KKK, and radical left-wingers like Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger, who went on to establish Planned Parenthood, leader of the abortion industry in America today — federal funding of which is heatedly debated in Congress right now, not because they disseminate birth control, but because they kill our posterity. Adolph Hitler admired the American eugenics movement. Goldman and Sanger pushed dissemination of birth control to women but were thwarted by state laws. It’s ironic that states forcibly sterilized people but disallowed dissemination of temporary birth control methods. It wasn’t until Griswold vs. Connecticut was adjudicated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1965 that a “constitutional right to privacy” was declared which negated state laws outlawing dissemination of birth control. In his minority opinion, Justice Potter Stewart said: “We are not asked in this case to say whether we think this law is unwise or even asinine. We are asked to hold that it violates the United States Constitution. And that I cannot do.” He would let Connecticut citizens persuade their legislature

to repeal the law. Griswold vs. Connecticut was the basis for Roe vs. Wade. While our Constitution is silent on reproductive rights, our Declaration of Independence declares a “right to life,” along with rights to “liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Our Constitution designed a government to manifest its principles, and here I refer you back to that phrase in the succinct Preamble declaring that one purpose is to “secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity.” Killing our posterity in the womb would obviously go against that, not to mention violating their “right to life” — which is “endowed by our Creator.” Those are four words that stick in President Obama’s throat. Those four words “endowed by our Creator” will remain in the Declaration of Independence until the ACLU sues to have them removed. Would it surprise anyone if here they did? Every state had laws against abortion until the 1960s when New York legalized the procedure, followed soon after by other states until the United States resembled a patchwork quilt of legality and illegality. Into this waded the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 with Roe vs. Wade. The majority decision in that case which claims a “Constitutional right to abortion” is based on the afore-mentioned Griswold vs. Connecticut birth control case. Progressive justices in both cases claimed rights to birth control and abortion under a “right to privacy.” Trouble was, the word “privacy” doesn’t exist

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in the Constitution, so they claimed that it emanated from the penumbra of an implied right to privacy in the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments — none of which mention the word! To call this an exercise in gymnastic nomenclature is an understatement. They wanted it to be there so they insisted it was there, even though it wasn’t there. If Progressives wanted to establish a constitutional right to privacy or abortion or birth control, there was the Amendment process outlined in Article 5. It’s a cumbersome process and it was purposely designed to be so by the founding fathers because it requires a widespread debate in Congress and in all the states for ratification. Instead, seven Progressive Supreme Court justices usurped that process. They usurped powers delegated to the states as well. Seven men produced a right to abortion out of whole cloth. Said Justice Hugo Black of the process: “I like my privacy as well as the next one, but I am nevertheless compelled to admit that government has a right to invade it unless prohibited by some specific constitutional provision.” [Should the court continue this] “shocking doctrine,” he said, [it will wind up as] “a day-to-day constitutional convention.” Planned Parenthood and the ACLU deny that a human life — our posterity — which has the right to life endowed by our Creator — is killed in an abortion. That’s why they work so vehemently against state laws requiring mothers to see ultrasound images confirming that what they’re carrying is a human baby before they choose to kill it. Progressive justices imposed their will. They usurped the amendment process in Article 5. As a result, abortion has been the most divisive issue in America ever since 1973. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a middle school U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

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(Continued from Page D) His attitude sends a chill down my spine. Finally, think about the infamous labor-history mural incident, an action of highly questionable legality for which LePage already is being sued. He doesn’t own that mural; the public does, and calling those of us who protested his action “a bunch of idiots” is unworthy of anyone entrusted with Maine’s highest office. Bob Keyes put it best in his April 3 Maine Sunday Telegram column, when he wrote that, “leaders of open societies do not tear down art. Dictators do.” Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

Donate!

To The Editor: Now that spring is upon us (we hope), it is the perfect time to clean out your closets and drawers and donate items to local resale shops. The Animal Rescue League of NH-North has two resale shops that would love to receive more donations. ReTails is our boutique for adoptable clothing and accessories and is located in Norcross Place across from Courtyard Café. The Harrison House is located at the entrance to the

shelter in Conway at 223 East Main Street. ReTails will be offering a bag sale of winter items for $10 per bag. The shop is open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. ReTails carries finer women’s clothing (as well as modest collection of men’s), jewelry and accessories and the Harrison House carries household items and a wide array of merchandise including clothing. Please also keep the shops in mind if you are looking for used items or clothing, or if you would like to volunteer to keep the shops open more hours. For more information please call the Conway shelter at 603-4475955. Happy shopping! Virginia Moore ARLNH-N Director

Benefit

To The Editor: Donald and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Denmark Church and everyone who participated in the benefit supper for Donald on March 26. While we were unable to attend due to Donald’s health, we were overwhelmed by reports of the numbers in attendance, as well as the amazing amounts of food, time, raffle items and money that were LETTERS, Page D

Improving our local roads

One of the most important things that the state does is maintain and improve our roadways. Maintenance of our transportation infrastructure is critical to our economy as well as the safety of Maine’s citizens. As a member of the Transportation Committee, I take that responsibility very seriously, and it was important to see which projects the Department of Transportation was planning on completing over the next two years. The list of projects is contained in the department’s Biennial Capital Work Plan, which was published this past week. I am very pleased and excited about the highway projects that are now scheduled for our area. First and foremost I’d like to mention the reconstruction of the River Road in Windham. This is by far the biggest project proposed for the area, as well as one of the most desperately needed. Work will begin at Route 202 and extending north for about six miles to Route 302. This is

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

one of the most traveled roads in the area, and changes to the road have not kept pace with the increase in traffic. The Windham legislative delegation has been advocating for this project for quite a while and it is very gratifying to see it finally come to fruition. The total cost of the project is $6,000,000. Other major projects, which are scheduled in our area are as follows: In Windham: • Highway resurfacing on Route 302 beginning at Route 35 and extending north for 1.16 miles to Whites Bridge Road — $1,386,716. • Bridge rehabilitation on Glantz Bridge, which carries Route 4 and Route 202 over the Pleasant River, located

just south of Keene Road — $120,000. Including the River Road project, Windham will receive over $7.5 million in new highway projects. In Standish: • Safety improvements including paving shoulders through the curves and installing warning signage and chevrons, beginning 1.79 miles east of Route 113 and extending east 1.01 miles — $140,000. • Engineering for drainage and pedestrian safety improvements on Route 25, and Route 35, near schools and businesses in Standish — $59,000. • Intersection improvements at the intersection of Route 35 and the White’s Bridge Road — $559,375. • Highway resurfacing

beginning at Route 113 and extending north on Route 25 for 4.85 miles to Route 11 — $754,446. As welcome and as impressive as this proposed work is, I’d like to mention a couple of warnings. First, all of this work is based on predicted costs, such as gas and diesel. This is because it both increases the cost of the projects themselves and lowers the revenue as people use less gasoline, resulting in less gas tax being taken in. The other warning is that we still must pass the highway budget during the legislative session to fund these projects. I’d like to know your thoughts on this list, both concerning what is on the list, what isn’t and what you think should be. Please call me at 287-1515 or e-mail me through my website at http://www. mainesenate.org/diamond Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA— O, The Oprah Magazine, selected Abbey Ryan, a Philadelphiabased painter and regular visitor to Naples, as an “up and coming artisan” in the February 2011 issue’s column, “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” (pg. 38) and shared her talents with 16 million readers world-

Prize Patrol

Four DancingTrees “Prize Patrol” vehicles, filled with exciting prizes, will leave Saturday, April 23 in search of households in the Greater Bridgton area that are participating in “Earth Day” activities. Prizes will be awarded for people found raking, gardening, picking up trash and debris, pruning trees and plants or repairing dirt driveways — you get the idea! If anyone has any questions, they can contact DancingTrees Executive Director Jacki Kennagh at 539-2670.

wide. Abbey has been visiting Naples with her family every summer for the past 20 years. Her mother, Liz Ryan, studied with local art legend Lucille Geiser and Ruth Vail.   Abbey’s daily oil paintings are posted on her website, abbeyryan.com, and focus primarily on food: tangerines, grapes, figs, doughnuts. O, The Oprah Magazine focused on these daily paintings in their full-page feature, “Live Your Best Life” in the February issue on creativity. Daily oil painting is part of Abbey’s daily routine dedicated to her artwork. She told O, The Oprah Magazine, “I think my interest in ritual comes from playing basketball for so many years,” referring to her time on the women’s basketball team at Philadelphia-area Arcadia University. Responding to the national coverage in O, The Oprah Magazine, Abbey said, “I’m a little bit in shock, but every day I aim to focus on how fortunate I am that I spend my time doing what I love.”

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(Continued from Page D) donated. We are truly humbled by your support. What a blessing to have so many generous and caring friends; we are grateful for each and every one of you. We would like to give special thanks to Pam Hale for organizing the entire event. Margaret and Donald Mills Denmark

Community School

To The Editor: I want to encourage more of our community members to look at The Community School (TCS), not only as a wonderful educational environment for students, but also as a place that welcomes community member engagement, encourages green business, and views itself as an example of a local business supporting other local business establishments. TCS attracts students from all across the region; from western Maine to the New Hampshire Lakes Region and many places in between, as well as providing many students with financial aid, making it affordable to all kinds of families.   I went to TCS for sixth grade through high school. As a TCS graduate, I went to a four-year private college in Indiana, followed by a twoyear Master of Science program in Massachusetts, and now have returned to the area to work as a therapist in a community mental health agency. Other TCS graduates move to Australia to program computers, go to college for outdoor leadership, become registered nurses or public school teachers, study fashion, open recording studios, become documentary filmmakers or loggers, work as professional theater production managers, and a myriad of other ventures. TCS teaches all students a sense of their own

responsibilities, within a context of our responsibility to one another.  TCS students are a gift to the global community and to our local community, because of their value of stewardship and scholarship. Besides being an incredible opportunity for students who may feel that other schools do not allow them adequate room to grow, TCS also takes great pride in working towards sustainable and conscious business practices. An upcoming auction fundraiser (April 16) benefiting the financial aid fund has a “green” theme. TCS has a wonderful organic garden (where students and local volunteers often work side by side) and provide a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership, where people can come for a fresh batch of whatever is fresh that week! The Farmer’s Table lunches, each Thursday at noon, allow local farmers, students, volunteers, and staff to serve a community meal using as many local resources as possible; local and free-range chicken, fresh vegetables and cheese, handmade preserves, and a surprising array of things I never knew were available to me in my own community, from my neighbors.  TCS works to find local businesses or individuals to provide services from carpentry to bookkeeping to IT services, in order to encourage local development in our economy.  I want to encourage all community members — whether you live next door to the school or across the region — to take a closer look at The Community School, whether you are a student, a business, or a community member. It is likely that if you aren’t involved with TCS, you’re missing out on something beneficial and wonderful. For more information about the education program, events, or community involvement visit www.communityschoolnh.net Stephanie Vazzano New Hampton, N.H.

Planning Board

To The Editor: Community development! The Bridgton Planning Board, the state? Just try to start a business. Bridgton and the State of Maine will put a squash to it. Bridgton can’t even fill the storefronts on Main Street. Just look at the area from Pondicherry Square to the top of Main Hill, it seems like every other building is an empty storefront and has been that way for years. For example, the building next to McHatton’s storefront still has the Bush-Cheney campaign poster in the window. There is no interest in fixing them up, and the owners want big money to rent them out. Anyone wanting to rent them will invest megabucks and the parking is non-existent. The other stores use them for their personal parking.  The space that was Viewers’ Choice is empty and sinking! Great for a restaurant, but Subway? Coding? It’s a mess and you can plan until the cows come home, but getting interest for people to come to a town that doesn’t want new business is impossible. The ones we have will put more roadblocks, and the planning board — more the in-crowd — will win over the board and then complain about taxes. I say, taxes go up until we can’t afford it, then will have to move. Dust and a bypass, a great summer getaway and we’ll starve in the winter. Nothing is getting better. The government wants all the money, and where are the workhouses? Plan and talk, talk and plan. Go looking for companies to come here. We’re going to have to give something, it’s not all me, me, me and you’re on your own. It will have to be a partnership, one hand washing the other, give and take, that is the only way to get anything done. Dee Miller did good! She is right. Robert Champagne Bridgton

FIVE GENERATIONS — Great-great-grandmother Melva Hale of Bridgton, seated, holds fifth-generation Madison Marie Henry, while in back are Madison’s grandmother, Tracy Lane of Sweden, her mother, Jade Bedard of Fryeburg, and her great-grandmother, Dianne Lane of Bridgton.

Hastings presides over the Maine State Senate

Maine Senator David Hastings served as President Pro Tempore on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 as part of program initiated by Senate President Kevin Raye to give state senators the experience of presiding over the body. Sen. Hastings (R-Fryeburg), who also chairs the Joint Standing Committee on

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Judiciary, shepherded business through the 35-member senate, which included the processing of many bills to and from legislative committees of jurisdiction. “It was an incredible honor for me to preside over the State Senate,” said Hastings. “It was a humbling experience to lead this institution as it worked to

complete important business on the behalf the people of Maine.” Senator Dave Hastings represents Maine State Senate District 13, which includes Baldwin, Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris and Porter.

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