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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 17

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Bridgton, Maine

April 25, 2013

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Bombs to sheltering

‘Feels like a lifetime since last Monday’

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer For two Raymond sisters and their parents, what was to have been a joyous reunion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon became an hour filled with shock and fear. For a Bridgton mother and her daughter, what was to have ended a week of visiting prospective colleges in Boston became a surreal day spent in lockdown while a massive police manhunt went on just five miles away. Life turned on a dime when the two bombs exploded at Boston’s Copley Square April 15. For those who lived through the bombing and its aftermath, like third-time marathoner Katie Eastman, “everything changed.” Eastman, 23, a multimedia reporter at the Boston Herald who grew up in

Raymond, had reached mile 24 in the race, feeling exhilarated at nearing the completion of “one of the happiest and most inspirational days of my life.” It was the first time she’d run with an official number, and she was also running to raise money for the Boston Medical Center. To make the moment even sweeter, her sister Jenna, who attends college in Boston, and their parents from Raymond, were all planning to meet up with her at the finish line. Eastman said she began noticing as she ran that the police officers’ faces had turned serious, that they “weren’t high-fiving anymore.” And their walkietalkies volume was on high. “I asked a few of them what was going on. They said they didn’t know, and told me to keep running,” she said. She caught up with

another runner who had a phone, whose son was meeting her at the finish line. “Bombs went off. People are dead,” the woman told Eastman, who immediately started crying, thinking of her sister and parents. They raced for the finish line but were stopped at mile 25. Spectators offered her their cell phones to call her family, but, “Cell service was terrible. It took an hour for me to reach them. A long, terrible hour,” she wrote in a column that appeared in the next day’s Herald. Meanwhile, Eastman’s sister Jenna and her roommates had just gotten off the Prudential Center T stop just minutes from the finish line, three minutes after the bombs went off. One of the roommates, Emily Dodge, also a Raymond resident and a third-year student at the Massachusetts

College of Pharmacy, said they saw people sobbing as they walked toward the finish line. “There was just so much panic. We had no idea, and I started asking people. There was rumor that two car bombs had gone off” in front of Lord & Taylor, where Jenna was supposed to meet her parents, Dodge said. Many tense moments ensued until Jenna was able to get through to her parents, who told them they had just got into Boston and were safe. It was really scary. It was so surreal. It was incredible AT THE MARATHON — Raymond native Katie to think that this could be Eastman, a reporter for the Boston Herald, reached mile happening, and that the next 24 of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off bomb could be where we near the finish line. Her first thought was for her sister and parents who were to meet her there. She never got were,” said Dodge. Jenna and Emily were to finish the race. also able to determine that Association provided to and knew it was very unlikeKatie was safe, thanks to allow family and friends to ly I ran the last two miles at top speed,” Katie said. But the tracker on her runner’s track runners’ progress. “They knew my pace — bib that the Boston Athletic BOSTON, Page 12A

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Town protests pension costs

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen are sending a protest letter to the state over being part of the only school district in the state that pays 100% of the cost of teachers’ pensions. The SAD 61 School Budget for next year includes $357,550 for teacher retirement funding, which the district has no control over, Superintendent Kathleen Beecher told the board Tuesday. “We pay the highest amount in the state, and we have no help,” she said, as she reviewed the $27.9 million school budget that district voters will decide on Tuesday, May 7, at a 6:30 p.m. meeting at Lake Region High School. A school budget validation referendum is scheduled for Bridgton voters on Tuesday, May 21. The school budget reflects a 5.7% increase, of which only 2.4% is within district control, Beecher said. She said the district created a “needs-based budget,” in which all spending was reviewed very carefully. “Those things that are left are things that we really, really, truly need,” she said. Bridgton’s portion to be raised in support of school spending this year is BUDGET, Page A

FOR 33 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE — Recognizing Nancy Mayhan upon her retirement as administration superintendant of the Bridgton Water District are, from left, Water Supervisor David Brill, newly-hired Office Manager Kelly Johnson, Mayhan with Patch, and Trustees Wes Gorman and Barry Gilman. Trustee Todd Perreault was out of town and unavailable for the photo. (Geraghty Photo)

33 years: Lots of water over dam

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer They’ll miss her knowledge and her dedication, and the meticulous manner in which she conducted her job, said the trustees and the staff of the Bridgton Water District. But what her customers will probably miss most, said Nancy Mayhan, who retired

April 11 after 33 years, will be her constant office companion, Patch. The little half-Pomeranian, half-Shih-tsu dog greeted every customer who came in the door of the Portland Road office of the quasi-municipal organization. Some excited Patch more than others, because the little pooch knew they brought

treats. “He was a part of the fixture here,” she said. So was Mayhan. “She’s going to be missed,” said Trustee Wes Gorman. With around 800 customers to attend to within the district’s service area in Bridgton, “She has that meticulous oldschool style of record-keeping” that kept all the bookkeeping straight.

Trustees recently hired Kelly Johnson as Mayhan’s replacement. Johnson has the title of office manager, while Mayhan’s title was Administration Superintendent. “I have learned so much from Nancy this past month,” said Johnson. “I admire her attention to detail, professionalRETIRES, Page A

Dielectric to cease broadcast technology By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — A local company, that has its roots in fabricating postwar communication technology, will close its doors on an era by the end of June. SPX Corporation, which manufactures Dielectric brand products, is poised to phase out of business by June 29. The business, also known as Dielectric Communications, is located off Route 121 on Tower Road in Raymond. The impending closure of the broadcast unit was made public in the late afternoon on Friday. After making the announcement, the manage-

rial staff decided to refrain until today (April 26) from answering any questions regarding the restructuring. However, Mark Fichter, the general manager of Dielectric Communications, Broadcast and Wireless Antenna Operations, wrote a letter to the company’s customers. “After careful consideration, SPX has decided to discontinue the broadcast television and radio and wireless antenna operations of its Dielectric Communications business unit worldwide,” Fichter said in the letter. He cited “extremely difficult global economic conditions in the broadcast market-

place” as the primary reason for the decision. Also, Fichter stated that the company would continue to take orders as long as the customer paid upfront and in full, and the product was delivered before May 31. Raymond Board of Selectman Sam Gifford said the company employed between 55 and 57 people, and about 10 of those employees were Raymond residents. “We are very unhappy about it. Anytime the Lake Region loses that many jobs, we are unhappy about it,” Gifford said on Wednesday. “The good news is another company that is attached to Dielectric is going to stay

there,” he said. But, like many people stunned by the news, Gifford did not know the prospects of continued employment at the Raymond-based SPX Corp. In Fichter’s letter, there are plans to focus on flow technology, while discontinuing the radio and television broadcast equipment. On Dielectric’s webpage, the job types were listed as: “electrical and mechanical engineers, radio frequency (RF) technicians, assemblers, and customer service representatives.” The company, which started out as Dielectric Product Corporation, was founded in 1942 by Dr. Charles “Doc”

Brown. In 1954, the company was relocated to Raymond, which was Brown’s place of residency. In 2001, the Maine-based Dielectric Communications merged with SPX. According to the company’s webpage, SPX is a Fortune 500 company that is based in Charlotte, N.C. CLOSING, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer On Tuesday, Bridgton Selectmen agreed to reconsider its earlier decision banning the recreation department from scheduling games on the ballfields at the Kendal and Anna Ham Recreation Complex. On April 9, selectmen voted not to have the town’s teams use the fields, because they were concerned that the grass hadn’t taken sufficient hold and the fields could be damaged. If damage occurred, the board reasoned, the town would be left footing the bill for repairs once the town takes over ownership of the complex. But on Tuesday, Selectman Doug Taft, who supported the ban on play, paved the way for reversal of the vote by making a motion to reconsider the earlier vote, “just to get it on the table for discussion,” he said. Taft ended up voting once again against having recreation teams use the fields, along with Selectman Bernie King, but they were outvoted by Selectmen Woody Woodward, Paul Hoyt and Bob McHatton. Tuesday’s reconsideration followed an appeal made by BRAG President Bill Macdonald, who met with Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz and Taft after the April 9 vote. The turnaround came after Macdonald pledged to be responsible for any damage occurring to the fields from this summer season of play. “It was a big disappointment to us,” MacDonald said FIELDS, Page 12A

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SkillsUSA benefit

A supper to benefit the Lake Region Vocational Center SkillsUSA members will be held tonight, Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the LRVC Culinary Arts dining room. SkillsUSA members are raising money to send a state gold medalist to the national competition in Kansas City. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $6 for children ages 4-12, and free for kids age 3 and younger. For more information, call LRVC at 693-3864 or e-mail shawn.mcdermott@

Brown to study abroad

“I want to immerse myself in a new culture as much as possible,” said Morgan Brown, recipient Morgan Brown of a $500 Marta Umanzor Study Abroad Scholarship from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. A sophomore, Morgan is a media, journalism, digital arts major. He is the son of Amy and Lawrence Brown of Casco. He is a Spanish language minor and will, with his scholarship, be studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the fall 2013 semester. He will study through the Academic Programs International (API), Universidad de Belgrano program entitled “Argentine and Latin American Studies.” Morgan deliberately chose to study in a location where the first language is Spanish, and the culture is “decidedly different from that in the United States.” He noted particularly the excitement of experiencing the different music, dance, food, history and politics he would encounter in Argentina. On returning from his study abroad experience, Morgan plans to make use of his improved Spanish speaking skill by working with JUNTOS, a Vermont organization helping to improve the lives of Spanish-speaking migrant farm workers. He hopes to expand the work he is already doing taking workers to doctors appointments or the grocery store, by shaping new programs for them. Morgan also plans to use his facility in Spanish to enrich his career opportunities as a travel or outdoor magazine journalist, or teacher in a Spanish-speaking country. “The ability to communicate in another language is an invaluable skill that I believe has the potential to be life changing,” wrote Morgan in his application for the scholarship. Saint Michael’s College students are challenged to do their best, find their niche, take on opportunities to grow, and immerse themselves in academic pursuits. Intellectual rigor, compassion, teamwork, caring-these characterize a Saint Michael’s experience.


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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — When Nicole Barnes first moved from New York City to Casco, Maine, she had difficulty sleeping. It was too quiet at night. So, she phoned her husband Steve, who was still in New York, and asked him to record the sounds of the city. He placed his cell phone on the balcony to capture the sounds of traffic, sirens, music, and people interacting in a city that never sleeps. Then, he burned a CD and sent it to Nicole. After that, she slept much better. The couple left behind the distinctive sounds of New York after Steve’s parents purchased the Top of the Hill Grille. However, they brought with them the attitude of hospitality that is paramount in New York restaurants. AT THE TOP OF THE HILL — Nicole and Steve Barnes “We wanted our dining stand outside the Top of the Hill Grille, the restaurant room to feel like an extension they have managed since January 2012. (De Busk Photo) of someone’s home. So people

feel like they could be in their own home, while being catered to,” Nicole said. While still open for business, the Barnes’ began remodeling the restaurant. They knocked out walls to open up the space. “We have maximized our space. Now, you can see into the kitchen. You can watch them making the food. It makes the ‘eating out’ experience different. People think, ‘Oh, I saw him doing that and now it is on my plate,’ ” she said. Next month, a breakfast bar and stools will be added to the seating arrangement. “We are really going to up the ‘wow factor.’ People who haven’t been here since last summer are going to walk in and say, ‘Wow,’ ” Nicole said. The other factors in the recipe for a successful restaurant include friendly smiles, fast service and homemade breads. TOP, Page A

Mall’s new image is overhead By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — Kevin Gagnon finally got his wishcome-true last summer when the owner of the Raymond Shopping Mall finally agreed to sell the property. Although the former owner, a friend of Gagnon’s, had kept up with the necessary roof and electrical repairs, the mall’s look had remained the same as when it was built in the 1970s. As a longtime resident of Raymond, Gagnon wanted to invest money in upgrading the appearance of the strip mall. He envisioned a cottage theme for the shopping center. “I wanted to give it a whole new identity,” said Gagnon, who is the president of K.P. Gagnon Company, LLC. He described his ideas to a friend, Bill Bridges, who is also a Raymond resident. Bridges sketched the concept that is now coming to life. “I feel strongly that no one wants to go into an old, tired, run-down center,” Gagnon said. “Any business owner wants to be part of something new, unique, and thriving,” he said. “This will be a catalyst for future development in Raymond,” he said. Gagnon contracted Ken Beesley, the owner of Sunrise Home Incorporated (SHI), to do the job. The construction began in January, and is

scheduled to be finished in approximately three weeks. The shopping center, which houses the U.S. Post Office, Family Dollar, and the Raymond Meat Market, has already undergone much of this major renovation. The entire roof is 130 x 80 feet. Douglas fir was used for the post-and-beam roof and the soffit. Steel plates were fabricated just for the beams. Also, in the indoor construction area, a cupola has been built to be a centerpiece atop the shopping center. The cupola will serve as a light

source — almost like a lighthouse. It will require the aid of a crane to put the cupola on the roof; and that should be done sometime in the next week or two, Gagnon said. In addition to the cupola, LED lighting will be placed under the soffits, and on the gables to light up the truss system, he said. Support beams on the sidewalk were replaced with fir beams set in a stone base; and the stone base is capped with granite. A similar style will be applied to the new sign for the mall. Uniform

signs have been made for each business, too. “I wanted continuity with the business signs. In architecture, one thing enhances another,” Gagnon said. The new construction will cost about $400,000, he said. He said it is worth the cost to invest in his hometown’s business district. “It’s the right thing to do for the tenants here,” he said, adding all the comments have been positive. “I needed to change the image of the center to make MALL, Page A

CHANGING THE LOOK — Raymond resident Kevin Gagnon purchased the Raymond Shopping Mall last summer, and has invested money in renovating the roof and signage to create a post-and-beam cottage theme. (De Busk Photo)

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Profile: Top of the Hill Grille (Continued from Page A) In fact, as the chef, Steve prepares from scratch as many of the foods and sauces as possible, Nicole said. “We make our own homemade hash. He does it all by hand, starting with the corned beef brisket. It’s a top seller,” she said. Also, Steve has put a different spin on the traditional Eggs Benedict, creating a veggie one and the vastly popular hash benedict. Nicole had worked for two restaurant chains, Be Our Guest and BLT Restaurant, while Steve worked under

chefs at Bouley Restaurant. The couple made the move to Casco last winter when Steve’s parents bought the eating establishment — as an investment in their son and daughter-in-law’s future. “Steve and I were looking for a place where we could work and have the flexibility to have a family. In New York City, it’s hard,” Nicole said. “We wanted to be somewhere that was conducive to having a family, having some down time, and seeing some trees and green grass,” she said.

Almost every day last summer, the Barnes enjoyed swimming laps in Sebago Lake. Nicole describes it as “washing away the day.” “I wasn’t expecting the restaurant to be as busy as it was. We were jammed busy. We rocked and rolled,” she said, adding, “At one point, I turned around and saw the wait list, and thought, ‘Oh my god, are we going to do it?’ ” Mostly, in New York, the clientele was business people, bankers and Wall Street execu-

tives. “Here, people do come in and are in a hurry. But, mostly people seem to take their time,” she said. “We still get the food out quick, and we don’t rush our customers,” Nicole said. “It’s much more laid back up here,” she said. Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed on Tuesday until May 1. Phone number: 655-3321 Or visit Top of The Hill Grille Facebook page.

Dielectric closing ARBORIST LICENSED — Charles “Dakota” McCabe of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples (also d.b.a. Cook’s Tree Service) has earned his Maine state arborist license. Dakota lives in North Waterford. He has worked at QTeam since the spring of 2012.

(Continued from Page A) Also, SPX is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. According to Yahoo Finance, the stock for SPX has been decreasing in price almost consistently since mid-March, when the closing prices ranged between 81.05 and 82. By the first week of April, the stock went from 77.40 to 75.55. On Friday, the SPX stock was worth 73.70 — dropping slightly to 73.12 when the market closed on Tuesday. The company plans on May 1 to report its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, as stated in a press release.

RENOVATION work continues at the Raymond Shopping Center.

Nancy Mayhan retires from BWD Mall renovation mentioned many times how much she will miss her customers. “I am positive they will miss her as well.” The trustees and Water

Supervisor David Brill, along with Water Operator Ken Brown, recently presented a plaque to Mayhan, a Harrison resident, who is already enjoying being able to spend more of her time outdoors, working in her gardens. The plaque reads, “A heartfelt and grateful rec-

ognition to Nancy Mayhan for your years of hard work, loyalty, professionalism and customer service given to the Bridgton Water District. We hope you enjoy your welldeserved years of retirement. You will be long remembered. Best wishes from all of us at the Bridgton Water District.”

(Continued from Page A) it a more desirable place,” he said. Most recently, Gagnon gave a face-lift to the Naples Shopping Center, which he built and has owned since 1986. He chose big pine logs and stone to create a lodge appearance for that building, where Tony’s Foodland is located. In 2005, Gagnon delved into a one-year, $1 million project and renovated the Gorham Village Mall. Another Maine mall that got a distinctive look was the Colonial Market Place in Standish. The Raymond roof reconstruction should be wrapped up by mid-May. There are three spaces for lease: 6,000 square feet on the east side of the mall where a pharmacy was once located; 2,000 square feet next to the Family Dollar store; and 4,500 square feet adjacent to the U.S. Post Office. “Every aspect of this project complements another aspect,” presented to embedded police mentors including David Gagnon said. “This renovation will breathe new life into the Raymond Lyons of Fryeburg. During a training patrol, Shopping Center,” he said. Lyons and another police mentor provided cover for their Afghan and U.S. colleagues who came under insurgent fire in a local village, and were able to clear an intersection allowing safe passage for the team to quickly leave the area. “This medal reflects the core values of our company: we serve, we care, we empower, we perform, and we do the right thing,” said DynCorp International’s vice president of government relations, John Gastright.

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ICE OUT WINNER DRAWING — Friday, April 5 was the official ICE OUT date for the Bridgton Community Center’s ICE OUT contest. Ken Murphy, president of the BCC board of directors, drew the winning ticket from a pool of 21 on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. And the winner is…Phil Blaney of Knights Hill in Bridgton. The cash prize was $300. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and all of the retail outlets who helped promote this fundraiser for the Bridgton Community Center. Thank goodness ice is out — now where is the sun?

On the Fryeburg Police log These items appeared on the Fryeburg Police Department log (this is a partial listing): Monday, April 15 12:30 to 4:59 a.m. Police checked seven local businesses. 8:50 a.m. Police filed a lost property report. 9:17 p.m. Police investigated possible juvenile

offenses at a Harbor Road location. Tuesday, April 16 2:36 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance at a Portland Street location. 9:19 p.m. John C. Hicks, 35, of South Hiram was charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension following a stop on Pine Street.

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, April 16 8:01 a.m. A motorist failed to pay $80 for gasoline. 10:15 a.m. Police responded to a trespassing complaint on Portland Road. 10:41 a.m. A car struck a deer near the intersection of North Road and South High Street. The driver left the scene. Wednesday, April 17 12:30 a.m. Police received a report of three juveniles, about 12 to 13-year-olds wearing dark clothing, walking on Route 302. 11:56 a.m. Kyle L. Sweezey, 18, of Naples was summonsed for failure to stop for an officer and criminal speed by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky. He was stopped on South Bridgton Road. A June court date has been set. 4:03 p.m. Kyle A. Acker, 28, of Westbrook was charged with violating conditions of release by Bridgton Police Officers Todd Smolinsky and T.J. Reese. Acker was also summonsed for operating after suspension. He was released on personal recognizance. Acker was stopped on Portland Road near the DOT garage. 4:53 p.m. Police were asked to investigate a possible mail order fraud complaint. 5:35 p.m. A female requested to speak to an officer regarding a harassment situation. 7:08 p.m. Police received


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(Continued from Page A) $8,679,801. Also on Tuesday, Selectmen finalized the municipal budget, which came in at $6,206,386 this year. When combined with the $610,333 in county spending and Bridgton’s share of school spending, the overall increase is just over 5%. Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said the $15,496,520 total budget will be offset by an estimated $1,952,289 in revenues, for a net budget of $13,544,231. If approved by voters at

Town Meeting June 12, the projected tax rate would rise to $13.70 per thousand of valuation, which is 66 cents higher than last year. The impact on taxes for a property valued at $100,000 would be a $66 increase in the tax bill, Berkowitz said. The numbers are based on the full loss expected in state revenue sharing, he noted, and could change if some of those revenues are reinstated. Fire department budget The board has until its next

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(Continued from Page A) summonsed for attaching false plates and operating a motor vehicle after suspension by Bridgton Police Officer Todd Smolinsky following a stop on Portland Road. Monday, April 22 2:19 p.m. Police received a report that a male claimed he had been unconscious on the side of the road and was not sure what had happened. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued seven summonses and 31 verbal/written warnings.

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(Continued from Page A) a local business after an alarm sounded. Thursday, April 18 1:17 to 2:29 a.m. Police checked seven local buildings. 10:52 to 11:14 p.m. Police checked seven buildings. Friday, April 19 9:08 a.m. Police investigated a suspicious activity complaint on Old River Road. 4:23 p.m. Police were sent to a Belair Estate Road location in regards to possible suspicious activity. Sunday, April 21 2:55 p.m. Jason A. Smith, 36, of Fryeburg was charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension and violating conditions of release following a stop on Pine Street.


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meeting to decide whether it wants to add possibly $15,000 back into the fire department budget to address furnace problems at the West Bridgton Fire Station. They had decided to cut a $33,000 capital request for an addition to be built in back of the station. But Budget Advisory Committee Chairman said the sad state of the furnace there is an underlying concern that should not be ignored. “I really wish you’d reconsider,” Vincent said, and not delay on making at least basic improvements at the aging station. The furnace is not only malfunctioning, he said, it is unsafe. “It really is a matter of danger,” said Vincent. Assistant Fire Chief Todd Perreault said firefighters have not had a chance to come up with job descriptions for the district chiefs in the wake of Tim Cook’s retirement as assistant chief. He urged the board once again to leave a $5,100 stipend amount for an assistant chief position untouched, saying the money will be needed to pay for extra time spent doing the assistant chief duties.

Women on target

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Fish & Game Association is pleased to announce their third annual Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Brownfield Recreation Center. This clinic is intended to introduce women who are first time shooters to firearms safety. E-mail Carol Clark, Women On Target clinic director, at carol-clark@live. com or call 615-5773 for a registration form. This event is limited to 24 participants and is filling quickly! Tuition is $40.

TRIP INSIDE THE COLON — Area residents can take a trip inside the human inflatable colon at Bridgton Hospital on Friday, May 17.

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Bridgton Hospital and Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, have teamed up to present a 12foot long, 10-foot high human colon display at Bridgton Hospital. Those visiting the display can walk through the colon and learn about colon disease and how it is diagnosed and treated. The display demonstrates the appearance of a healthy colon as well as the effects of various diseases of the colon, including cancer. Information about colorectal cancer prevention, risks, symptoms and screening options will be available.

Colorectal cancer is 90% preventable through modification of lifestyle-related risk factors such as smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, diets high in red and processed meats, alcohol use and even diabetes. People with type-2 diabetes have a higher incidence of colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is 90% treatable if detected early, yet it remains a leading cancer killer in the United States. The best way to prevent colon cancer is through routine screening. The display will be located outdoors near the entrance to the Outpatient Services area at Bridgton Hospital on

May 17 from 1 to 6 p.m. The display is being presented as part of the hospital’s observance of National Hospital Week, May 12 through 18. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sue Rivet, R.N. and director of Outpatient Services, at 647-6064.

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Loon Echo Land Trust needs volunteers to help with spring trail maintenance on the Ledges Trail of its Pleasant Mountain Preserve. Each year, Loon Echo TRAIL, Page 12A

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BROWNFIELD — Grammy-nominated bluegrass sensation, the Steep Canyon Rangers, will be performing, on Sunday, May 5, at 8 p.m. at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. The bluegrass quintet (Mike Guggino on mandolin/ vocals, Charles Humphrey III on bass/vocals, Woody Platt on guitar/lead vocals, Nicky Sanders on fiddle/vocals and Graham Sharp on banjo/

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2011, Rare Bird Alert, the band’s Grammy-nominated collaborative featuring special guest vocals from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and at No. 43 on the Billboard Top 200. While contributing key performances at festivals such as MerleFest and Bonnaroo alongside Steve Martin throughout 2011, the Steep Canyon Rangers also performed sans Martin as a quintet on stages at Telluride, RockyGrass and on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased online at www. or call 935-7292 for more information.



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BAR MILLS — Ranked among the top blues artists in the country, Debbie Davies is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitar player of extraordinary talent. She has received 10 nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist. Davies will appear at the Saco River Theatre in Bar Mills on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors. Call 929-6472. “She wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Davies’ rise to the upper echelon of blues music started at an early age as she absorbed the music heard constantly in her home. Her (professional) musician parents were either sitting at the piano or spinning discs on their turntable, filling the air with the sounds of big band jazz, harmony

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Area happenings BRIDGTON Thur., Apr. 25 — Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m., with special mystery guest, Bridgton Historical Society, museum, Gibbs Ave. Sat., Apr. 27 — Ledges Trail Work Day by LELT & Appalachian Mountain Club, meet at Ledges trailhead 8:15 a.m. FMI: 647-4352. Sat., Apr. 27 — Open House, Special Delivery Family Birthing Center at Bridgton Hospital, 10 a.m. to noon. FMI: 647-6055. Sat., Apr. 27 — CutA-Thon to benefit LRHS Cheerleaders going to summer camp, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., NuImage Salon, Rte. 302 (opposite Sandy Creek Rd.) Mon., Tue., Apr. 29-30 — Senior College, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-5593. Mon., Apr. 29 — Bridgton Arts & Crafts vendor meeting, 11 a.m., Community Center. Tue., Apr. 30 — Art class with Nelle Ely for cancer patients, survivors or caregivers, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., On Eagles Wings, 236 Portland Rd. FMI: 415-9166. Wed., May 1 — Ladies Golf League play, 9 a.m., Bridgton Highlands. FMI: 647-2132. Wed., May 1 — Author Jerry Genesio talk and book signing, 7 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. Thur., May 2 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Mody Botros on Rotary’s International Outreach, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. Thur., Fri., May 2-3 — Senior College, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-5593. Fri., May 3 — DAR Meeting (Milfoil), 9 a.m., Community Center. Fri., May 3 — SCORE Counseling meeting, 10 a.m. Community Center. Sat., May 4 — Opening Day, Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,

Sat., Apr. 27 — Baked Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Apr. 28 — Sample the Region 2013, food, entertainment, silent auction fundraiser for Fryeburg Academy Project Graduation, 4-6 p.m., Wadsworth Arena, Fryeburg Academy. Wed., May 1 — Public Breakfast to benefit First Congregational Church camperships, 6:30 to 9 a.m., Masonic Hall, Portland St. Thur., May 2 — Memorial Blood Drive in honor of Dan Turner, noon to 6 p.m., Wadsworth Arena/Gibson Gym, Bradley St. FMI: 1-800733-2767. Fri., May 3 — Veterans Service Officer, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. Sat., May 4 — Juggler & comedian Brent McCoy performance, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON Wed., May 1 — Harrison Historical Society, talk by Gerry Smith, “100 Years Ago.”

Come with your own story, 7 p.m., museum, Haskell Hill Rd. Sat., May 4 — Stuart’s Cemetery Association meeting, 9 a.m., Bolsters Mills Masonic Hall, Bolsters Mills Rd. LOVELL Thur., Apr. 25-Fri., Apr. 29 — Spring $ A Bag Sale, Lovell Thrift Shop of Lovell UCC, Rte. 5, hours 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Wed., Sat. Fri., Apr. 26 — Night of food and fun, 5:30 p.m., library. Sat., Apr. 27 — Annual Cleanup Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Lake Kezar Country Club. Sat., Apr. 27 — Ladies Fair by VFW Ladies Auxiliary #6783, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., VFW Hall. Tues., Apr. 30 — Author Bob Williams talk on The Forensic Historian: Using Science to Reexamine the Past, 7 p.m., library. Sat., May 4 — Valley Pride Day, cleanup 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., meet at VFW Hall for supplies. NAPLES Thur., Apr. 25 — Lego Club, 4 to 5 p.m., library. Thur., Apr. 25 — Benefit

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Supper by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 319 Edes Falls Rd. Sun., May 5 — Swimathon to benefit On Eagles Wings, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., benefit Family Swim to follow, 4:30 to 5:30, Colonial Mast swimming pool, off Kansas Rd. FMI: 803-8025, 415-9166. RAYMOND Sat., Apr. 27 — Free Community Meal, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Rd. Sun., Apr. 28 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aubuchon Hardware, Rte. 302. FMI: 1800-733-2767. SEBAGO Sat., Apr. 27 — Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, Rte. 114, No. Sebago. Wed., May 1 — Lawyers in Libraries Law Day with Dawn Dyer, 2 to 4 p.m., Spaulding Library. FMI: 787-2321. Sat., May 4 — Technology lessons, 2-4 p.m., library. FMI: 787-2321. AREA EVENTS Thur., Apr. 25-Wed., May 1 — First massive yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alpha & Omega Thrift Shop, 527 Park St., So. Paris. FMI: 515-3000, 744-0204. Thur., Apr. 25 — “Living Well with Heart Failure,” 1st of 5, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Harper Conference Ctr., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 1-866-6095183. Thur., Apr. 25 — Mountain Poets celebrate Ben Hull, 7 p.m., Norway Library. FMI: 743-9808. Fri.-Sun., Apr. 25-27 — The Originals present Maiden’s Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906, 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Saco River Theatre, Buxton. FMI: 929-5412. Sat., Apr. 27 — Teal Ribbon Run/Walk to benefit R.E.A.C.H., registration 9 a.m., 5K starts 10 a.m., 5K Trail, Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. Sat., Apr. 27 — Pickwick

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Community Center parking lot. FMI: 451-0105. Sat., May 4 — Womanspace hike, meet 9 a.m. Community Center. FMI: 523-0700. Sat., May 4 — Cinco De Mayo Mexican Dinner by Bridgton Historical Society, 4 p.m., Narramissic Farm, Ingalls Rd., So. Bridgton. FMI: 647-3699. BROWNFIELD Thur., Apr. 25 — Special Olympics Young Athletes meeting, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Wed., May 1 — Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day, with Shelley Carter, noon to 2 p.m., library. FMI: 935-3003. Sat., May 4 — Special Olympics Young Athletes Meet & Greet with sign-ups, 10 a.m., Community Center. CASCO Sat., Apr. 27 ­— LRHS Baseball Coin Fundraiser, rolled or unrolled coins accepted, 12:30 p.m., or drop off at Shear Techniques prior to event. FMI: 693-3052. DENMARK Fri., Apr. 26 — Easy hike to Mount Tom in Fryeburg by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. Sat., Apr. 27 — Huskies Chinese/Silent Auction by Brownfield/Denmark PTA, doors open 2 p.m., ticket pulling 4 p.m., Brownfield/ Denmark Elementary School. FMI: 632-9166. Fri., May 3 — Easy hike to Mount Tire’m in Waterford by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8:30 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Fri., Apr. 26 — Hypnotist Roderick Russell, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., Apr. 27 — Met Opera Live in HD, Giulio Cesare, noon to 4:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232.

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Benefit baby shower gifts just kept coming Brownie Troop #3149 held a Benefit Baby Shower April 18 at the Lovell United Church of Christ. The girls were thrilled with the response to the shower, which will provide many articles needed for the babies at Mother Seton House in Fryeburg. The girls had a stay-over the night before in order to make the food and decorate under the direction of leaders Cheryl Ackerman and Pastor Alison, with help from Charlotte Ackerman of Junior Troop #208. The hall was dressed up with decorations made by the girls, plus balloons. They even set up tables for the guests. For food, they made the rolls for chicken and

ham salad sandwiches, with chips. There were snack foods and a beautiful cake, cupcakes and Girl Scout cookies to go along with the punch or coffee. Everyone was awed with the pile of gifts that just seem to appear. There were about 25 in attendance, but many gifts were just dropped off at the church. Mother Seton House “angel,” Cyndi Broyer, and the girls had a wonderful time ripping off the wrapping paper to see the beautiful gifts donated for future babies. These young ladies certainly put their hearts into this event. Those having fun doing the shower were (in order): Samantha Stoker Ball,

SHOWERING MOMS WITH GIFTS — Brownie Troop #3149 members Samantha Stoker Ball, Charlotte Ackerman (Junior), Shelby Purslow, Emily Sakash, Kaitlyn Tibbetts and Rylee McCabe worked hard to make their recent benefit Baby Shower for the Mother Seton House a success. Troop members Ainsley Foster and Greta Neddenreip were unable to attend.

Womanspace open April 26 Womanspace, a drop-in center offering support for women working through challenges, could not meet the first two Fridays in April, because of the painting project going on at the Bridgton Community Center. The center will be open on Friday, April 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be something sweet to eat; come and treat yourself. Ongoing events include computer access, yoga and a calming meditation. For more information, call Linda at 523-0700.

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performers arrive by limo and exotic cars to walk down the red carpet. Bring your cameras! Like Hollywood’s Academy Awards, with a Master of Ceremonies faculty member! Comedy, great student films, live music, surprise guests ending with a rock concert by the new Punkapalooza! Tickets at the door only. Suggested $5 donation.

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Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will be welcomed by the nursing staff, who will tour you through the private birthing suites, complete with Jacuzzi tubs, as well as visit the baby nursery, learn about the state of the art HUGS® infant/baby security system, the

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May 8, 2013 • 7:30 PM – Fryeburg Academy’s band and chorus members perform a wonderful evening that showcases so many of our talented students. Many of our senior fine arts students will be given awards. No charge.

and green pepper salad with feta cheese and honey dressing, and (if you have room) cheesecake with mixed berry sauce. What a way to celebrate the most important women in the world, mothers, in a lovely setting and excellent food. The price for this special day is $25 for adults and $15 for children. For those who would like to make a reservation, they can call the library at 925-3177. Ah, spring — and most of the snow has melted away. Now it’s time for the annual cleanup: the 13th annual Valley Pride Day will be held on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This is the day that all the communities gather to spring clean the valley of all winter debris usually hidden by snow. This year, fortunately, there was a lot of snow to hide everything. For those who love their community and would like to participate, they should gather at the VFW Hall parking lot where they will receive trash WRAPPED AND READY — The Brownies were amazed bags, gloves, water, instruc- that their benefit Baby Shower generated so many gifts, tions and location assign- shown here.

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Fryeburg Academy seniors who are related as a child, stepchild or grandchild of a member of the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department are eligible to apply for a scholarship, after they have successfully completed their first semester of study. It took many people to make this evening a huge success, the donors of prizes, those cooking, serving and donating desserts, and those selling the tickets for both the dinner, silent auction and the 50/50. For those for helped Rosie and the firemen, thank you very much for your help; it was well appreciated. I have lived on Christian Hill permanently for going on 24 years. I’ve had visits by many different birds, but never a cardinal. Yet on April 22, I saw both a female and a male on my lilac tree. Oh, how I hope they stay.

Birthing Center Open House Saturday

Roderick Russell brings his hilarious, award-winning hypnosis show to benefit the Sophomore Class! Appropriate for families. On-stage participants are strictly volunteer. Come and watch the show, or be part of it and create memories to last a lifetime! Tickets at the door or contact the PAC Box Office to reserve in advance. $10 per person The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Presents: Giulio Cesare April 27, 2013 • Noon to 4:30 PM – The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time comes to the Met in David McVicar’s lively production. Lunch served by Lake Region Caterers; reservations are requested. Contact Lake Region Caterers at 787-3327 or Tickets: $26-Adults, $23-Seniors (65+) and $18-Students Juggler & Comedian Family Fun! Since 2003, Brent has been performing world-class comedy, circus, and physical theater. From Vermont, but works all over the world! Come celebrate the beginning of summer with the whole family! Tickets: $8-Adults, $4-Students, 2 and under free. Group Rates available upon request.

ments. This can be a fun day for members of all communities if they band together with friends or family just for the fun of it. After completing their task, those taking part are invited to the Hampton Inn on Route 16 in North Conway, N.H. to celebrate not only spring, but a clean environment with a barbecue. When it’s a good cause, like the David G. Fox Memorial Scholarship fund, the community shows their support — as evidenced by the many people who turned out to enjoy the spaghetti dinner held in support of the scholarship fund. They also took part in the silent auction and 50/50 raffle, and a total of $3,500 was raised. The money ensures that the fund will continue to grant scholarships to eligible Lovell Fryeburg Academy seniors graduating in June.


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Area Events

that relates to this period of time preceding World War I. The public is cordially invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Elaine Smith at 5832213. Another event at the museum this month will be on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m., when the Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will put on several demonstrations about Baked bean supper in Fryeburg beehives and raising bees. The museum will be open for FRYEBURG — The Bradley Memorial United visitors. For more information about the bee meeting, call Methodist Church in Fryeburg will hold a baked bean 743-5009. supper on Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Annual May Breakfast menu includes beans, casseroles, homemade brown bread, FRYEBURG — Come join the First Congregational coleslaw, hot dogs and blueberry cake. Price is $7. Church of Fryeburg’s CE Committee for its Annual May Bridgton Arts and Crafts meeting Breakfast Wednesday, May 1, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the The vendors of the Bridgton Arts and Crafts store Masonic Hall on Portland Street in Fryeburg. Menu is on Depot Street will be holding its first meeting for the egg casserole and homemade muffins, or pancakes and new year on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Bridgton sausage/bacon, coffee/juice, all for $5, children $3. A Community Center. All current members should plan to continental breakfast is $2. Proceeds will benefit camperattend, and those who are interested in joining this orga- ships to Pilgrim Lodge. nization are also invited. Bridgton Arts & Crafts allows Memorial Blood Drive members to sell handcrafted items during the summer. in honor of Dan Turner Membership is open to those who reside in Bridgton and FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy will be hosting its surrounding communities. BAC supports the commua Memorial Blood Drive in honor of Dan Turner on nity and many of its organizations. Thursday, May 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Wadsworth Art class for cancer patients, Arena/Gibson Gym on Bradley Street in Fryeburg. survivors and caregivers Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to Artist Nelle Ely is offering an art class for all cancer make an appointment. patients, survivors or caregivers on Tuesday, April 30, Veterans Service officer available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at On Eagles Wings, 236 Portland FRYEBURG — A Veterans Service Officer will be Road, Bridgton. Watercolors and free lunch is provided, on hand to answer questions about veterans’ services and registration is required; call Ann Ruel at 415-9166. on Friday, May 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fryeburg For more information, visit American Legion on Bradley Street. For more informa100 years ago in Harrison tion, call 324-1839. HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will The Ballroom holding annual dance recital meet on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the museum on NAPLES — The Ballroom in Harrison will be holdHaskell Hill Road to hear member Gerry Smith give a talk ing its annual dance recital at Lake Region High School on “100 Years Ago.” Members and friends are asked to be Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Ballet, jazz, hoop, modern and prepared to tell about an event that occurred around this tap dancers from preschoolers to pros will be performing time. Even if you did not grow up in Harrison, perhaps AREA EVENTS, Page 11A you remember a story by your parents or grandparents

On Eagles Wings center now open On Eagles Wings opened on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with a crowd of about 60 people who came to celebrate and dedicate the center. The new Bridgton wellness center for women going through breast cancer was given prayer and blessings by Pastor Ed Boon and Debbie Dean of Bridgton Alliance Church, Pastor Cantin from the United Methodist Church and others from the public that came to pray and bless this new center. After the prayers, a new sign for the center was hung. Artist Nelle Ely was recognized and thanked for her beautiful efforts and donation. The release of balloons was next, as many put their prayers, thoughts and needs

on a piece of paper, attached it to the balloon and released it up toward the heavens. “It was a beautiful and healing sight as the crowd watched the balloons rise upward into the sky,” center developer Ann Ruel said. After, the crowd headed for lunch at Lake Region House of Pizza to celebrate the opening and the day. It was a beautiful, memorable and very blessed day for all who came. Ruel would like to thank the community, the hearts, and hands that have come together to put this vision into reality. On Eagles Wings has already started providing massage and reflexology to women going through breast cancer treatment.

One breast cancer survivor shared her thoughts after the first treatment. “Today, I was blessed to receive the first of eight free massages from On Eagles Wings. This newly-opened center by Ann Ruel for women going through breast cancer treatment offers comfort and hope during this journey. It was wonderful and Denise Morin, the massage therapist, was so loving and skilled,” she said. “I thoroughly enjoyed this relaxing hour and felt refreshed when done. I am humbled by the anonymous friends who have donated on my behalf. All I can say is thank you very much!” The public (women only) can get free reflexology for the next few weeks on Wednesday, by appointment only. Ruel is seeking her certification and will provide treatment at no cost for the next few weeks. After that, it will be a donation of only

$20 for one hour, proceeds benefiting On Eagles Wings. Massage and reflexology is free to any women going through breast cancer treatment, on Thursdays. Please contact Ann Ruel at 415-9166 for an appointment or go online at

Chinese raffle big fundraiser Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 207-210-7337 Don’t forget the Chinese Raffle at the American Legion Post #155 on Saturday, May 4. The Ladies Auxiliary puts this on each year to make money for veterans’ services. Bingo starts at the Legion on Wednesday, May 1. Legion meetings are on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. for supper and the meetings at 7 p.m.   Heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those who died in Boston. Get well to those who were injured. Glad they got those guys. Boston is strong! Condolences go out to the family of Mildred Davis. She was such a wonderful person. I had known her for many years as a member of the Red Hats Ladies of the Lakes

Luncheon Group. She will be sadly missed. Dee Dee Robbins is getting ready for a bus trip to Boston on Saturday, June 22. The bus will leave from the Bridgton Health Care Center, picking up others at the American Legion in Naples, and then going into Boston to Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall and anywhere else you want to go. Call Dee Dee at 6933408 and leave a message. She will get back to you on all the details.   The Red Hat Ladies of the Lakes Luncheon group will meet this Friday, April 26, at noon at the Ruby Slippers Café and Bakery in Harrison. The ladies will order from the menu.

First birthday for grandson Naples/Edes Falls by Ferne Adams Naples Correspondent

Ann Ruel and artist Nelle Ely at the opening ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rickett Sr., of Ocala, Fla. visited with friends and relatives a few days last week. While here, they celebrated the 1st year birthday of their grandson, Kaiden Dominic Rickett. Boni, her sons Keith Jr. and Kody, visited with me. Also visiting was Katie Cann, Kaiden’s mother. Kody was on leave from an army base

in Texas. He said he’d be deployed soon, either to the East or Pacific. His parents returned to Florida on Monday. The Edes Falls Sewing Circle met at the Community Hall April 17 to finish preparations for the April 20 supper. Six members were present. The deer haven’t shown their white tails lately.

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Fryeburg’s 250th: Summer-long celebration FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Business Association is celebrating Fryeburg’s 250th birthday with a summerlong party of fun and community activities, starting Memorial Day Weekend and going through Labor Day Weekend. If you are planning an activity or event this summer in Fryeburg that is open to the public, the FBA wants to add you to its market-

ing campaign and celebration. Together, the FBA and your organization can create an awareness of all the fun things going on in the community and make it an exciting birthday party that lasts all summer long. Just send Fryeburg Business Association all the information about your event. Whether it’s a yard sale, church fair, car show, dance benefit, craft & arts

festival, sock hop, farmer’s market or fundraiser event — the FBA wants to know all the details. Just e-mail your information to FBA@ with your contact information as well as the details and time of your activity. FBA will put you on the summer calendar of celebration. FBA needs your information as soon as possible. FBA will be printing posters and bro-

chures as well as marketing through the media all summer long so FBA official need your information by May 15 if you wish to get on the first printing. Of course, you can add your event anytime over the summer but for the best exposure, earlier is better than later! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the planning and execution of

the Birthday Celebration please call Donna Woodward at 441-8170 or Holly Foster at 935-2915. Anyone planning a yard sale for Memorial Weekend, May 25-27? Get into the giant town-wide Yard Sale promotion and map by calling Holly at 935-2915. Fryeburg Business Association will create a listing of locations, dates, and times and will distribute them at the visi-


Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAY Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. Sebago Senior’s Lunchon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Youth/Teen Basketball Open Gym for G. 3-12, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Teen Sports Night, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends April 30. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 647-

5968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. “Mini Me” Storytime, for ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., LEA, 230 Main St., Bridgton. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Square Dance Lessons by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club, Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050. Wood Carving Group, 79 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-

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Club, Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Auburn Library. FMI: 7784510, 583-6957. Sat., Apr. 27 — Fun & Games Day, 1-4 p.m., Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St. Sat., Apr. 27 — Potluck Supper, welcome new minister, 5:30 p.m., Poland Community Church, Rte. 26. Sat., Apr. 27 — Squid Jiggers in concert, 7 p.m., North Windham Union Church. FMI: 892-7149. Wed., May 1 — “Look Good Feel Better” program for area cancer patients, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SMH Training Center, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI: 744-6173. Sat., May 4 — Infant CPR class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Riplet Bldg, 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat., May 4 — New Gloucester Historical Society History Barn Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, 389 Intervale Rd. (behind Town Hall)

THE SQUID JIGGERS will perform at 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 27 at the North Windham Union Church, as part of the Music with a Mission series.

Squid Jiggers this Saturday

NORTH WINDHAM — A group of music lovers at the North Windham Union Church, UCC has created a concert series to celebrate great music and to raise money to support the church and the local community. The first concert was on Saturday evening, March 23, when about 175 folks came out to enjoy An Evening of Bluegrass in the church’s sanctuary. Richard Bicknell & Northern Appalachia entertained the crowd for over two hours. “We are delighted that our first Music with a Mission concert was a great success,” said Dr. Richard Nickerson, the NWUC Minister of Music. “With such a good turnout, we were able to donate $500 to Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and a little over $500 as fundraising proceeds for NWUC. We are off to a terrific start, and have exciting plans for the rest of the year.”

“We are working hard to line up other local talent for more exciting concerts in the coming months,” said Jim McBride, group chairman. “We will host one concert every month, so the community can be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and come to expect some terrific entertainment at NWUC.” This Saturday, April 27, the Squid Jiggers will perform their unique blend of Celtic and maritime folk tunes, mashed up with a healthy dose of Maine humor. The church is located at 723 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors. The box office opens at 6:15, doors at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 892-7149 or e-mail MWAMconcerts@ The Squid Jiggers are a Maine-based folk duo comJIGGERS, Page 11A

Ongoing Weekly DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Coed Adult Pickup

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5830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Tai Chi Maine Beginners’ Practice Class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Step Into Fitness Walking Program at LRHS, Naples, 4:30 to 6 p.m., through May 3. FMI: 647-3116. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Womanspace, 6 p.m., create Rachel Ray-style lasagna using greens, Bridgton Community Center. FMI: 523-0700. Bingo, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Hall #6783, Lovell. Runs until Oct. 26. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. SATURDAYS Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free. FMI: 647-2847. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.

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Country living HARRISON — The annual meeting of the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the home of Daphne Chaplin, directly across from the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery. For more information, call 583-6645 (Daphne Chaplin, after 5 p.m.)

Maine author to read from memoir

RAYMOND — The Raymond Village Library, 3 Meadow Road, will host Maine author, Carol Lilleqvist Welsh, who will read passages from her memoir 360 Square on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. In her book, Carol discusses the importance of adoption in her life, first as an infant, then as a teenager and now through her involvement in the American Adoption Congress and Concerned United Birthparents. The public is invited and asked to preregister, Pancake Breakfast in Naples as seating is limited. This can be done in NAPLES — The United Methodist person at the library, by calling 655-4283 Church of Good Fellowship in Naples will or e-mailing sally.holt@raymondvillagehold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. The menu is Dance to Linwood Cash & pancakes, beans, scrambled eggs, home the ‘Ridge Riders’ fries, sausage, bacon and fruit. Cost is $5 BROWNFIELD — A dance for ages per person. 21+, with music by Linwood Cash & the Swimathon to benefit “Ridge Riders”, will be held on Saturday, On Eagles Wings May 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the NAPLES — Breast cancer survivor Brownfield Lions Den on Routes 5 and Ann Ruel will be swimming 50 laps to 113 in Brownfield. Admission is $10 persupport her nonprofit wellness center, On son and it is bring-your-own-beverage. Eagles Wings, and is looking for at least 10 There shall be two raffles held, a 50/50 people to sponsor her cause at $1 per lap. and a bottle. Proceeds will benefit the She is also encouraging others to swim Brownfield Lions Community Projects and get their own sponsors, also at $1 per Fund. For more information and/or reserlap. It’s all happening at a Swimathon at vations call Trudy at 935-4617 or Earl at Colonial Mast pool on Sunday, May 5, 935-2911. from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Or, if you prefer, Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club bring the family for a swim from 4:30 to SOUTH PARIS — Oxford Hills 5:30 p.m. and pay only $10 — all proceeds Honey Bee Club will hold a workshop on from both the Swimathon and Family Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the Oxford Swim will go to On Eagles Wings, located County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, at 236 Portland Road, Bridgton. For more South Paris, weather permitting. Lifetime information, call 803-8025, 415-9166 or beekeeper Ken Record will demonstrate visit splitting bees and getting nucs ready. The Socrates Café to meet public is welcome. For more information, at the Waterford Library contact John at 743-5009 or Kevin at farWATERFORD — A Socrates Café   gathering will be held at the Waterford Trip to Boston flower show Library on Monday, May 6 from 6:30 to CASCO — Casco and Naples Recreation 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Departments will be hosting a trip to the Monday of each month. The group offers Northern New England Home and Flower a forum to discuss current topics and ideas Show for seniors age 65+. The trip will be in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where held on May 17, with the school bus leavdivergent views will be welcome. Coffee ing the Plummer Field Complex parking and light refreshments will be served. lot at 10:15 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The topic for the May meeting will be: The cost of the trip is $7 and registra“Alienation: How connected do people tion forms can be picked up at the Casco feel to society?” The moderator will be Community Center or the Naples Town Ed Wood. For more information, call 583- Hall. The registration deadline is May 9. 6957 or e-mail the library at wla@water- For more information, contact Beth Latsey 627-4187 or Harvey Price 693-6364.

ON THE MOVE — Naples Public Library thanks Dana E. Watson & Son Building Movers for delivering and setting up its new shed on April 17. The shed was built by Lake Region High School Vocational Center students.

Squid Jiggers in Windham (Continued from Page 10A) prised of inveterate musician-entertainers, Dave Rowe and Troy R. Bennett. They took their name from the A.R. Scammell song Squid Jigging Ground, which is a wonderful musical depiction of fishing for squid in the waters off Newfoundland. They combine their talents on guitar, bass, bodhran, and tin whistles to lay down a thunderous musical base for their robust vocal harmonies. The Squid Jiggers have chosen to help raise money for the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Clean Air, Clean Energy” project.

The Squid Jiggers are excited about playing in Windham, and on their website say, “Please come out to the show and have a rip-roaring good time. You’ll feel good singing along and you’ll feel better knowing you’re doing the state some good!” “We envision these concerts to become a source of pride and energy for our church,” said Dr. Nickerson. “We are blessed to have some great musical talent and leadership, and want to leverage that to raise funds to support our church and our mission outreach. By donating a portion of the proceeds to local

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy Project Graduation is pleased to present “Sample the Region 2013” this Sunday, April 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wadsworth Arena at Fryeburg Academy. The evening will fea-

ture entertainment by talented Fryeburg Academy senior musicians and a Silent Auction featuring many exciting items! Featured food choices will be donated by: Punkin Valley Restaurant & Motel, 302 West Smokehouse, Quinn’s Jockey Cap, Moat Mountain Smokehouse, Flatbread Company, Old Saco Inn, Hillbilly’s Southern BBQ Restaurant, Raiders Deli,

Pizza Shed, Beth’s Kitchen Café, Fryeburg Beef & Ski, FA International Club, Lake Region Caterers and more. Tickets are only $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets available at the PAC Box Office at 935-9232 or boxoffice@fryeburgacademy. org as well as the Fryeburg Academy Main Office, Molly Ockett Middle School Office, Badger Realty in North Conway or from a FA senior.


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nonprofits, we hope to bring more of the community into our church. So, plan to come out for the upcoming shows and join the fun!” The Bellamy Jazz Band will be here to perform on the Saturday, May 25, during Memorial Day weekend. This summer will be especially fun when Emily Cain, Kelly Caufield and Matthew Small perform Broadway and Beyond on Saturday July 13. And just a week later on July 20, another huge turnout is expected when Dan Strange and Ashley Liberty return to perform in Windham!

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(Continued from Page A) in pieces choreographed by the following teachers: Juliette Lauzier (soloist with the Maine State Ballet); Mckinley Page (member of Nevaeh Dance Company) and Nettie Gentempo (co-founder of Nevaeh Dance Company). There will be guest appearances by Dinah Aldrich and the Zumba Dancers and by the Modern Dance troupe Nevaeh (see them in concert at The Ballroom Saturday, May 25). For more information, call Ballroom Director Nan Brett at 583-6964, or visit

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The Boston experience (Continued from Page A) Katie had no such means of comfort in knowing her family was safe, that first hour after the blast. After being told she couldn’t finish the race, “I just started walking in the other direction, and ended up running because I was cold,” without access to her clothing, left at the finish line. “After I finally knew my family was OK, I walked away from Copley Square in a daze. There was nothing else to do,” Katie said. Jenna and Emily also “started walking very fast the other way,” said Dodge, going down streets where she’d never been before to take the fastest route away from where the bombs went off. I was just in shock that we were almost there,” said Dodge. “I was scared the whole week. I didn’t feel safe. It almost feels like a lifetime since last Monday.” Lockdown was scary, too When Bridgton Books co-owner Pam Ward and her daughter Zoe, 16, arrived at her mother’s home in

Newton, Mass., on Monday, they found her crying. Ward was immediately glad they’d picked last week to visit colleges in the city, so they could provide comfort to her mother, who lives alone in the suburb 10 minutes from downtown Boston. “This has been hard for her. When you’re younger, you’re exposed to more,” Ward said. By Wednesday, Ward said, the atmosphere in the city had begun to return to normal, and she took Zoe to a yoga class in Watertown, while she walked around the exact area where, the next night, police would hold a shootout with the two suspects identified as being responsible for the marathon bombings. “It’s a very eerie feeling,” said Ward. “When you’re actually living it, as opposed to watching it on TV.” She spoke to the News on Friday afternoon as the entire city was in lockdown, with all buses, subways and cab services suspended, and all businesses closed while police, federal agents,

national guard troops and SWAT teams enforced doorto-door searches of everyone’s home within a 20block search perimeter centered just five miles away from her mother’s home. “It’s been a crazy week,” she said. “The police called this morning at 7 a.m. My mother came and woke us up and said they’re asking everyone to stay home, and don’t look out their windows.” Ward said she wasn’t particularly shocked by the lockdown, which was termed as a “shelter in place” for the public’s safety during the search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was apprehended one block outside the search perimeter about an hour after the lockdown was lifted that evening. The other suspect, his older brother Tamerlan, died in the police shootout on Thursday, police said. “I guess things don’t surprise you anymore, knowing what happened at the marathon,” she said. But the experience was “nervewracking,” nonetheless, she said. “There’s nobody out

on the streets. I mean, this is a huge city, and the road my mother lives on is on the MTA (Massachusetts Transit Authority) route, and there’s usually people walking by. There is nobody out. It is isolated. This is not normal.” When a friend called from Maine asking if they’d cancelled the Bruins game, Ward realized it still hadn’t sunk in to the outside world just how unprecedented and total was the lockdown in Boston. “I told her, ‘Why would you want to come here? There’s no way you could get in’,” said Ward. As Ward described their day, spent mostly glued to the TV — “I keep trying to turn it off, but you become mesmerized,” she said — Zoe asked if she could go outside, just for a minute. “Do you see anybody outside?” Ward said to her. “There’s your answer.” Turning back to the phone, Ward said, “People her age, they feel immortal. But I’m sure it’s been upsetting. Whether it’s going to affect her college choice is

IN BOSTON — A Bridgton Transfer Station sticker shows on the right of Pam Ward’s windshield in this photo taken Wednesday by her daughter Zoe near Kenmore Square in Boston last Wednesday. The Bridgton residents arrived in Boston shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings April 15 to visit colleges, but spent Friday in lockdown inside Pam’s mother’s home in Newton while police, federal agents, national guard troops and SWAT teams conducted a massive manhunt for one of the bombing suspects. another matter.” Ward agreed that the lockdown in Boston was justified. “I sure wouldn’t want to get in the way of

the police doing their job,” she said. “If you look at the perimeter, we’re all in an eight-mile radius. He could be anywhere.”

Bridgton board reconsiders use of BRAG fields (Continued from Page A) of the board’s vote not to have Bridgton baseball and softball teams use the fields this summer. “It’s ready, it’s in fabulous shape,” he said of the complex, located off the Portland Road on Brag Way. Macdonald said the board made its decision on April 9 “based on information that is not necessarily true. The fields are ready.”

Concerns were expressed April 9 that there were unaddressed drainage issues at the fields and that the grass hadn’t yet developed a strong enough root system to withstand a summer of play. BRAG’s Board of Directors have scheduled a June 1 grand opening at the complex and have made arrangements for two soccer camps to be held there this

summer. The first camp will be a British Soccer Camp from July 22–26, and the second will be a more competitive Brazilian Soccer Camp on Aug. 11. Macdonald said Larry Carter has begun scheduling games there this summer as part of the Cal Ripkin Baseball League involving teams from Harrison, Sebago, Naples and other

Trail work this Saturday (Continued from Page A) staff is joined by the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and a group of hardy volunteers to prepare the popular trail for the hiking season. This year the trail work day is set for Saturday, April 27. “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 8:15 a.m. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 4,000 acres of land, and Pleasant Mountain Preserve is one of six preserves that are open to the public. For more information about trail maintenance day or other Loon Echo events, contact Jon Evans at or call 647-4352.

Lake Region towns. Taft said he felt a June 1 opening day was too early to be testing the fields. “I have softened somewhat, but I still have grave concerns about the fields. I don’t feel it’s right to put those fields in danger. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Recreation Director Tom Tash, who did need to do some rescheduling of recreation programs after the April 9 vote, said he hasn’t yet sent out the softball schedules, so there is still time to switch the schedule to allow the BRAG fields to be used. Said Berkowitz, “I don’t want to treat the programs in recreation like a yo-yo. The motion (to allow the BRAG fields to be used by Bridgton

teams) doesn’t require it, it allows it.” Resident Glen “Bear” Zaidman said the right-ofway into the complex needs grading. “It’s pretty rough,” he said. Zaidman also mentioned structural problems with some of the dugouts that have occurred over the winter. MacDonald said he was at the complex a few weeks

ago and “Basically, it’s bone dry,” in response to some concerns that the fields were still wet. He said the irrigation system at the complex “is working flawlessly.” He added, “We won’t let it get overrun.” Selectman Woody Woodward noted, “Regardless of what Bridgton does, those fields will be used.”

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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Art Class for all cancer patients, survivors or caregivers – watercolors and free lunch provided. Registration required. Call Ann Ruel 207-415-9166. Instructor – Nelle Ely.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013 Swimathon and Family Swim at Colonial Mast Pool, Naples 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Swim laps and get sponsors for each lap or call to sponsor Ann Ruel, breast cancer survivor, who will be swimming 50 laps that day. She is hoping to have 10 people sponser her at $1.00 a lap. 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Family Swim for only $10.00 for the whole family. all proceeds go to ON EAGLES WINGS. Visit for more info and sponsor sheets.


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10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Call Maggie Burhite at 207647-9421 if you have items to donate for yard sale. Rain date Sunday, May 19, 2013. All proceeds go to ON EAGLES WINGS. Visit for further details of info. Donate online.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 Walk for the Cause – time and place of event at the end of May. Call Denise Morin for details at 207-576-4090. All proceeds for ON EAGLES WINGS

The Umbrella Factory Supermarket is trying to get the return of a Redbox machine to be located on our front sidewalk. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please go to and send an email, or log on to their Facebook, and ask them if we could have it back. We are now an independent Shop ‘n Save Supermarket supplied by Hannaford, locally owned and operated by David and Gail Allenson.

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Opinion & Comment

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My Irish Up by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Launches 2016 campaign

As a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, I pledge that I will not run any campaign advertising until this summer, at the earliest. I’m a little tired of political ads myself, I don’t know whom to attack yet, and the commercial slots can now be taken up in pitching something more advantageous to America’s longterm mental and physical health, like whatever life-saving gadget Ron Popeil invented last night (“Amazing! — it fishes for you, guts it and fries it! Then it eats the mercury-saturated fish for you! Then it gets cancer for you!”) Despite rampant speculation about my candidacy, rumors that I will term “ridiculous” and “premature” when questioned by the press, I have not yet chosen a running mate. I will announce his or her name after the Primaries — they’re only three years away! Can’t wait! — but this does leave some dead time for things to sort themselves out. Because of the way the 2012 election went, rumors have it that I would consider a Latin running mate with proven ability as a “decider,” but JLo is so wrapped up in her own career, I don’t CAMPAIGN, Page B

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The curse of modern terrorism

NEAR COMPLETION — Except for landscaping, the Harrison gazebo project has been completed. “We feel it came out beautiful and the smile on my father’s face says it all!” said Judy McIver of her dad, Sam Pitts (Mr. Oak), whose final wish was to see the gazebo completed. Grandson Justin McIver headed up a crew to work on the gazebo. Donations have started to come in. A grand opening will be held, but no date has been set.

Jumping a car from the bathtub Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist Never use jumper cables in the bathtub. “It’s your daughter,” came the voice from the lady whose hand rustled through the shower curtain and dangled the phone in the steamy space over my head. So I reached up with dripping fingers and took the phone and put it to my damp ear and smiled and said, “Hello darling!” and then heard two of my favorite words spoken ever-so-cheerfully. “Hi Dad!” Mandy said. “Hold on a sec,” I said, reaching up and deftly turning off the dribbling hot water with my toes. It turned out that Mandy’s friend had left her lights on and

Patriots’ Day. As you all know, that is the day New Englanders plant peas for harvesting and eating on July 4 with salmon. And, it is the occasion for the Boston Marathon. This year, it was also the day of a terrorist bombing that took three lives and wounded over 170 innocent bystanders. We take terrorism to be an aspect of modern life. It wasn’t always that way. There were assassinations, of course, before Julius Caesar and long after. There have been mass killings on and off the battlefield. Think of the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. But, there was never a clan or sect-based terrorist “profession,” never the slaying of totally innocent civilians in order to create anger, grief and fear. There was never the use of such killings to force an adversary to behave as terrorists would have him do. It may be some time — maybe never — before we learn what the two Chechen terrorists hoped to accomplish with by Tom McLaughlin their bombs. The Boston bombers were, as police experts predicted, two BN Columnist individuals, who produced and planted a primitive weapon. In a sense, this kind of terrorism is little different from the shootings of children in Newtown or of the random victims slain It amazes me what lengths to which the left will go to across the nation. We call the gunmen mentally disturbed and think that the answer to the problem may lie in improving men- avoid mentioning terrorism and Islam in the same sentence. TERRORISM, Page B During the days between the bombing Monday and identifying the two bombers early Thursday, the left desperately wished they would be American white guys. Leftist Salon Magazine ran the headline, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon Bomber is a white American.” Writer David Sirotta invoked the leftist creed of so-called White Privilege, “There is a By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Medicare has revised and improved the Medicare was cancelled by the intense Summary Notice (MSN). It is now much easier to read manhunt for the suspected and understand. bombers who inflicted such The MSN, sent out quarterly, is a summary of health terror on that great city. God services you received in the 90 days since the last notice. bless to all who helped in It lists the services (or devices) and the dates you received that effort, and let us hope them. It explains whether the service you received is we can bring the rest of that covered; the amount charged by the provider; the amount terror cell to justice. The capapproved by Medicare; the amount that Medicare paid ture of the two who were the (which is almost never the amount actually approved To The Editor: pawns in the game is just the by Medicare); and the amount that either you or your It has been a harrowing beginning. It goes far beyond Medicare Supplement insurer must pay. Even though the week, particularly for the them.  MSN may look like a bill — it is NOT A BILL. people of Boston. I, myself, Throughout the reporting, had Red Sox tickets for we all watched so intensely, NUGGET, Page 11B Friday night’s game, which whether it was CNN, Fox

needed a jumpstart, but Mandy was a little uncertain. “I can’t remember how to hook up the cable thingies,” she said. Of course, I’d help her, I said, and quickly ran through the basic instructions. “Call me back if you need to, I’ll just be lying here, simmering,” I said. And then I set the phone on the side of the tub, twisted the hot water back on to a steady trickle, and went back to my book. Three minutes later, the phone buzzed again. “Yeah, hi again. Um, you know that whole red-on-red and black-on-black thing? Well I don’t see any red or black on my friend’s battery,” Mandy said. I told her I’d stay on the line and walk her through it. “Thanks, Dad!” Turned the phone to speaker mode and set it back down. I explained to her about the black being connected as a ground to the car’s frame and that “the red cable will go down into the engine somewhere.” I heard her phone being put down, some muffled conversation, and then the phone being picked up again. “Yup, got it…now what?” “Okay, now you should…” and so I went on with the stream-of-consciousness instructions again while Mandy and her friend fumbled around at the other end trying to clip red JUMP-START, Page 12B

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News or the mainstream media, one phrase stuck out to me. “This is the new normal,” they echoed, lamenting that living in fear of terrorist attacks is now something we have to expect and accept. NO, WE DO NOT! Let us reflect on how this became the “new normal.” Mostly, it has been due to an allegiance to something misnamed “political correctness,” and a distorted definition of the word “tolerance.”

If you are a patriot who supports the United States and its Constitution and founding principles, you are, by the “new normal” standard, politically incorrect and intolerant. And God (or Allah or whoever) help you if you are Christian, if you are opposed to killing unborn babies, if you support family values, or if you feel that those who can work to support themselves should do so and get off the LETTERS, Page B

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double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats.” U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) has tried to investigate links between Radical Islamists in the United States and terrorism, but he’s accused of bigotry for his efforts. He proposed it again on Fox News Sunday with Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Cal) when she said: “I — I don’t think all of this is very helpful…I don’t think we need to go and develop some real disdain and hatred on television about it.” Three years ago, Radical Muslim Major Nidal Hasan shot 45 soldiers and killed 13 at Fort Hood while chanting “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great), but our officials in Washington still refuse to call the incident terrorism. The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the shooting refused to mention Islam as a motive! Texas Congressman John Carter whose district includes Fort Hood was appalled. “People are afraid to speak out and label someone because they’ll be accused of being a racist or accused of TRUTH, Page 12B

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Visiting Juncos: Elevational migrants

Today, the wind shifted into the southwest and pushed the temperature up to 71 degrees. Not entirely believing the remote thermometer on the kitchen counter, I opened the door and stepped outside. It felt as if I had stepped in front of a heat vent, but the heat was not coming from our house furnace it was coming from the warmth of the breeze, and it felt wonderful. It was the warmest air I had felt outdoors in a long time. Immediately, I went back into the house to open up some windows and let in the fresh air, and then I walked down to the shore. Now, I am perched on the top step of the cottage soaking up the sun, and watching little waves shimmer and shine in the afternoon sunlight as they skitter across the surface of the lake. Shadows, cast by a few dark clouds, slide ominously across the surface of the water. In the short time since I sat down here on the step, the breeze has increased to a steady wind that whistles through the tops

of the tallest pine trees, and makes the medium sized pines sway slightly. The young hemlocks dance in the wind, their wildly waving branches showing their pale undersides. The warm air smells delicious, clean, and slightly moist. From somewhere in the underbrush, I hear the delicate trill of juncos. Although these little charcoal gray and white birds can be found in Maine year round, for some reason we see them in our yard only in the fall and the spring. One morning last week, I looked out the kitchen window to discover more than two-dozen of them scratching the hard ground for something to eat. That afternoon, they were still here, and the next morning there were even more juncos, although it was hard to count them because they moved around so much. Unlike birds that migrate north and south, juncos are known as elevational migrants, migrating up into the mountains for the breeding season, and down to lower

Bird Watch by Jean Preis BN Columnist elevations for the winter. I recently gleaned this bit of information when I pulled the February 2005 issue of Birder’s World magazine from the bottom of my someday-Ishould-catch-up-on-my-reading pile of old magazines, and read an article, Mountain Migrant, by Paul Kerlinger, a noted authority on bird migration. He wrote that he first became aware of elevational migration many summers ago, when he camped in New York’s Catskill Mountains at 3,500 feet of elevation, and saw numerous chickadees, woodpeckers, and other species of birds. He returned there in the winter when the mountain was covered with snow, and because those spe-

cies were considered to be non-migratory he expected to see them again, but was surprised to find they were absent. That evening, when he went to a nearby village at a lower elevation, he found large numbers of those birds there at feeders. Kerlinger tells us that elevational migration is common in mountainous areas. In North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, juncos nest near 4,000 feet of elevation, and migrate down to 2,000 feet or lower to spend the winter in valleys where temperatures are more moderate. In the Rocky Mountains, some species that nest as high as 10,000 feet of elevation move down to spend the winter in the foot-


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(Continued from Page B) government dole. It is not too late to reverse this trend. A once proud country and leader of the free world has become a slave to its own self-doubt, and that is exactly the agenda that those who would bring us down have put forth. We are a society founded on JudeoChristian values, which have a basis in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” This in itself makes us an enemy to many peoples of the world, particularly radical Islam, who make no bones about their desire to eradicate each and every one of us. “Tolerance” has come to no longer apply to everyone, but rather only to those who come here to eliminate us. “Political correctness” has come not to mean being


hills, often in residential areas where there are bird feeders. It has been found that a vertical descent of 1,000 feet can equal a temperature increase of 3.5 degrees F, which means that if a bird in the Catskills moves down the mountain from 3,500 feet to 1,500 feet of elevation, it will find temperatures averaging 7 degrees F warmer. In February, male juncos around the Catskills will fly 10 or 15 miles to get to the mountains, and then go up to 2,000 feet of elevation to see if the snow has melted. Since good nesting territories are at a premium there, arriving early gives the males an advantage, but if there is still snow the birds return to the lower elevation and try again a few weeks later. This relatively short reconnaissance, which takes only a few hours, would be impossible if the birds had migrated hundreds of miles south for the winter. There are more juncos than usual here this spring, and they have stayed around longer than usual, so it would be

U.S. Senate bill S.744 is the result of weeks of negotiations behind closed doors between eight U.S. Senators, four each from the Republican and Democrat parties. The bill now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee for hearings. In the highly charged debate over immigration, language becomes a vehicle to support the positions of the various participants. You will be hearing terms such as “Undocumented immigrant,” bringing them “out of the shadows,” “migrant worker,” “immigrant,” seeking the “American dream,” “doing jobs Americans won’t do,” they only lack “proper papers” etc. It is all obfuscation. These terms are used to reduce the stigma of the serial misdemeanor and felonious lawbreaking of illegal aliens, including tax evasion, identity theft, fraud, and border violations. First of all, the technically correct and legal terms to describe all immigrants are “alien,” “Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR),” “Nonimmigrant,” “illegal immigrant,” or “illegal alien,” To The Editor: The Gang of Eight (GOE) according to the Department recently filed legislation for of Homeland Security (DHS) Comprehensive Immigration and the Immigration and LETTERS, Page B Reform (CIR).

nice to everyone, but rather to turning the other cheek to our enemies and giving them free reign to change our culture of freedom to their culture of political slavery, void of the human rights we have come to take for granted, while giving up our identity as a people. NO, NO, NO! This does not have to become the “new normal.” But unless we begin the fight to restore the old normal, the right normal, the moral normal, the normal this great country was founded upon, the window of opportunity to restore it will pass.  Please join me in restoring a proud, brave, and strong America. Two young patsies, set up by forces bent on destroying our freedom, our culture, and our people, should not be able to define the “new normal.” EVER! God bless America.  Gordon A. Davis  Harrison

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BRIDGTON – Desirable Highland Lake! Two first floor bedrooms. Steps to the water, great views across the lake. Dock is included with the sale. Screened porch, large deck. Enjoy the cozy fireplace in the living room. Still has some room for expansion. $425,000.

BRIDGTON – Beautiful period home in the heart of Bridgton. Grand 1910 home with wraparound porch, tin ceilings, gleaming wood floors throughout. New metal roof. Sunny kitchen with charming pantry. Large family room with fireplace. Master suite, 5+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths. $192,500.

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interesting to know if they are waiting for snow to melt in the mountains, where they might go to nest. They have been in our yard long enough to discover our tube seed feeder and learn how to use it. Juncos normally eat on the ground, so we can only guess that they observed other birds at the tube feeder and decided to try it themselves. At first, they looked quite awkward on the short perch, trying to bend down and fit their beak into the seed port, but after a few days they became much more confident, and now look as if they have been eating this way all their lives. Out on the lake the waves still shimmer and shine, but the wind has continued to pick up, and more dark clouds create shadows on the water and the land. It’s time to get back up to the house to check the thermometer and perhaps close the windows. It’s also time to throw some seed on the ground and fill the feeder for the juncos, those surprising little birds.

— Recently remodeled, this lovely home has gleaming hardwood and tile floors, fresh paint, sunroom, open kitchen, 2-car garage on ±4.2-acre well-landscaped lot. Private! (MLS 1074019)



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— Immaculate 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch, master with bath, and 3-season enclosed sunroom in Knights Hill, with rights to sandy beach, marina, clubhouse, tennis and pool! Close to skiing and N. Conway (MLS 1087221) outlets. — This nice 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located on peaceful and serene Long Pond, nestled in the woods with 150 ft. of waterfront and mountain views. (MLS 1074581) #0282-2813

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BRIDGTON – Older country cape, ready to move in. Living room has fireplace with built-in bookcases. 3 bedrooms, oak hardwood floors, enclosed back porch. Close to village, skiing and lakes. $109,000.

BRIDGTON – Amazing opportunity! Approximately 60+ acres, including ±125 ft. of water frontage on Moose Pond. Shawnee Peak views. Two parcels being sold as one. So many possibilities! $275,000.



HIGHLAND LAKE RIGHT-OF-WAY BRIDGTON – Very nice home in a small community with beach rights on Highland Lake. New ramp to the lake. Open concept kitchen, living, dining area, with 3 bedrooms up, 1 1/2 baths, laundry room, newly-painted inside, and newly-refinished wood floors. A pleasure to show. Close to Shawnee Peak. $152,500.

AFFORDABLE! BRIDGTON – Older intown home, move-in condition, kitchen, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath, enclosed porch. Near to the Highland Lake town beach, stores and library. $99,000.

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Opinions (Continued from Page B) Nationality Act of 1951. Those terms cover most of the approximately 40 million aliens (foreign born) in the United States — 13% of our population — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a figure that includes both legal and illegal aliens. We are by far the most “welcoming” nation in the world; Russia is a distant second place with 12 million and then Germany with 10 million aliens. The Ukraine is next with 6.8 million foreign-born residents. When in Massachusetts, I frequently bumped into Ali Noorani during my weekly trips to Beacon Hill to contact legislators and testify at committee hearings. Ali, then head of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and now executive director of the National Immigration Forum (NIF), had a cute little routine. He would carry around a manila folder and would say that “adjusting the status” of his clients was simply a matter of getting the “proper papers” for their file. The NIF website touts Ali as “advocating for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.” Not only is there no use of the word “illegal” in his bio, there is no use of “undocumented.” The latest ploy is to use the term “immigrant” to cover both legal and illegal aliens. The website of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), a Portland organization, has such phrases as: “anyone who may be here without immigration status…with a denied asylum application or an overstayed visa;” meaning, illegal aliens. Some twisting of the language is pretty outlandish. A news report on Maine NPR had a story of a Texas

Taste of thanks

To The Editor: On behalf of the board of trustees of the Casco Public Library, I would like to thank everyone involved with our Taste of Spring event we held on Sunday. Very special thanks go to Walt and Linda of The Good Life Market for donating coffee; Clelie Welch of Clelie’s Kitchen; Eunice Long of Bakers Dozen; Liz Roberts of Baked With Love; the Diversified Occupations students of Lake Region Vocational Center; Beth Hayden, Joanne Painter, Bonnie Kilmartin and Carolyn Paradise for baking delicious treats for us to sample. People’s Choice

for the favorite dessert was Beth’s Almond Puff. Janet Ver Planck President CPL Board of Trustees

Stop the destruction

To The Editor: This letter is to impart a sense of revulsion in what Sappi Fine Paper Company is doing to Sebago Lake. In the mid to late 1900s, Sebago Lake had some of the biggest inland beaches Maine had to offer. Now, the water level has risen so high that most of the beaches in Sebago Lake are gone, completely submerged. The water level in Sebago Lake is controlled by the Eel Weir Dam, which is owned by Sappi. The dam is used to hydro power their Westbrook Mill. To maximize energy, Sappi Fine Paper repeatedly raises the water levels too high causing erosion to beaches. Then water is released and the process is repeated again. This is causing a lot of sediments to get into Sebago Lake. When the water rises higher onto the shore, it starts to uproot trees, which pulls soil back into the water making it cloudy. This feeds rich soil onto the bed of Sebago Lake making an increase of plant life such as milfoil. When I was a child, Sebago Lake was the place to be. It used to have beautiful sandy beaches and now the shoreline has retreated to where the tree line is. This is caused by the rising water levels. Marshes and other wetlands are being destroyed. The wildlife there is being pushed up on the mainland, where it cannot survive. The sediments in the water are harming the lake’s marine life. Portland Water District must filter the water more intensively to make it drinkable. This issue must Phone: Fax: Outside ME:

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be made public. I can tell people are starting to notice the changes though they may not be aware of why this is happening. The destruction of Sebago Lake must stop. The Portland Water District is speaking out about Sappi’s dam. I feel that if the people of the Lakes Region realized what was happening they could help return Sebago Lake to its former pristine self. Timothy Smith Naples

A breath of recognition

To The Editor: As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the American Lung Association of the Northeast wishes to call attention to the volunteers who give their time and talent to further our mission of saving lives by preventing lung disease and improving lung health. Our organization could not run as smoothly and effectively as it does without our dedicated volunteers. Day in and day out, our volunteers give their time and, more importantly, their support to help us reach the millions in our region affected by lung disease and air pollution. Volunteers wear many different hats. From board members who dedicate endless hours to our mission, to the more than 700 who spend Father’s Day weekend at the Trek Across Maine or at one of our events across the northeast, and even those who pass out healthy air flyers at the statehouse, our volunteers all play an equally crucial role in the organization. On behalf of the staff at the American Lung Association of the Northeast, I would like to say thank you to each and every one of our volunteers — for all that you do. To learn more about the various ways to volunteer with the American Lung

Association of the Northeast, visit Jeffrey Seyler President & CEO American Lung Association of the Northeast Augusta

Earth Day success

To The Editor: Earth Day this year was a great success thanks to the following people. We had mostly Boy Scouts from Troop 149 and Cub Scouts from Pack 149 plus residents from all over Bridgton. Here are some of the names of these great children and Scoutmasters: Riley Snow, John Horne, Zachary Horne, Cody Doucette, Cooper Perry, Tim Moor, Devyn Hatch, Isaiah Davis, Brady Jolliver, Dillon Doucette, Che Right (mother Sasha Kantro), Corbyn Hatch, Jacob Smith, Lukus Turner and Mason Hamilton, all with the Scouts. A special thanks to Mark and Shannon Hatch and Hal and Kathy Bartke for supervising all the scouts. Thanks to residents and Lake Region High School students Miranda Chadbourne and Drew Shane. Also, we had two young children who were helping with the cleanup — Kyan Macdonald and Quinn Macdonald. Plus, it was so nice to see Selectman Bernie King out there with all these fine young children cleaning up our town of Bridgton. If we

left you out, you know that we appreciate all that you did. Thanks again to all for a job well done! Ken Murphy Earth Day Cleanup Chairman

Paint adds ‘vibrance’

To the Editor: We are back in the Bridgton Community Center’s Depot Street building, after two long weeks of painting. Please come by and experience the new vibrance of a “good ol’ building.” We are grateful to the Bridgton Methodist Church, First Congregational Church of Bridgton and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church for allowing us to relocate programs during the “facelift” at the BCC. Special thanks to all of our patrons for their understanding during this period. The BCC board of directors, staff and volunteers are dedicated to continued improvement of the facilities and programs for our community. Your suggestions, comments and participation help us move forward to serve you better. If you are interested in volunteering, serving on a committee or the BCC board of directors, please contact me. Carmen Lone Bridgton Community Center

Must See To Believe


3-bedroom, 1556 sq. ft. wellmaintained Ranch, Rte. 302. Beach rights to Highland Lake.




“undocumented roofer.” One report referred to illegal aliens in California as “undocumented Californians.” This perversion of language is never challenged by the press, or by anyone else, for that matter. The illegal aliens themselves do not believe they are doing anything criminal. Because of the commonplace nature of illegal border crossing, visa overstaying and the widespread support they get from advocate groups, family, friends and employers, they don’t connect their action to illegality. The concept of the law is “foreign” to them. When I was in Massachusetts, a group of illegal aliens were at City Hall in Framingham attending a tax information seminar when one of the attendees was quoted as saying: “I didn’t know we had to pay taxes.” Right. Keep all this in mind as the debate over immigration reform unfolds. Bob Casimiro Bridgton Mainers for Sensible Immigration Policy (MSIP)

April 25, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

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55 Main Street Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone 207-647-3633 100 Brickhill Ave., Suite 303 South Portland, ME 04106 Phone 207-774-4523 Denmark – “Your little piece of heaven!” Enjoy the tranquility of loons while eating breakfast from screened porch of this “True Maine Cottage,” pine interior. MUCH POTENTIAL: 30% expansion, sets at water’s edge with subdivision potential, or keep for privacy. A must see!!.........................$525,000.

Bridgton – Close to beach and boat launch at Knights Hill Assoc. at end of dead-end drive. Furnished, with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 wood and 1 propane fireplace, laundry room, mud room. Many new appliances. Near Shawnee Peak for true 4-season getaway. Shared amenities: pool, tennis and more.......$194,900.

Paris – Executive home with many quality features, gorgeous views of the valley, lakes and Mt. Washington on 31 acres! Amenities including kitchen with island, cherry cabinets, master bedroom with views and private bath, finished basement with sauna, 4 bedrooms, heated garage, 3bedroom septic....................$595,000.

Paris – 3-bedroom Ranch-style home situated on dead-end street with hardwood floors, 3-season porch, fireplace insert, 1-car garage under................................$129,000.

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Harrison – 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch set on sunny, private lot off the road. Family room with slate floor, big open kitchen/dining with tile floor and island, FHA gas and Monitor heat. 2 outbuildings ...........$105,000.

Bridgton – Nice level 0.54-acre lot in Knights Hill Assoc. with deeded access to Moose Pond and all KHA amenities including pool, tennis, basketball, and much more. Just minutes to Shawnee Peak Ski Resort. Electric at street. Bridgton – Reduced! Exquisite ..........................................$55,000. Bridgton – Moose Pond waterfront 3-level ski-in/ski-out townhouse Harrison – High on a hill, over- access and boatslip. Immaculate 3with all the bells and whistles. 2 looking Crystal Lake and the bedroom, 2-bath contemporary-style bedrooms plus extra space in quintessential New England vil- home with lots of extras. Large sunfamily room, open kitchen/living/ lage of Harrison, is the ideal place room with woodstove, lovely living dining, game room, 4 baths. to build your dream home. 2.6- area open to kitchen, finished baseLiving and dining area have acre parcel has been soils tested, ment, paved driveway, 2-car garage. cathedral ceilings, fireplace. Only surveyed and underground power Walk to Shawnee Peak Ski Resort... 2 units in this building! WOW!. . . is at the street...................$89,900. ...........................................$229,000. .....................................$279,000. Bridgton – 100 private acres with 3080 ft. road frontage. Fields, woods, a stream, tons of wildlife. Raspberry and blueberry bushes, stone walls and more. Views of Shawnee Peak and access to snowmobile trails. Subdividable. Electricity at street........$175,000. Bridgton – Rustic Maine cottage on desirable Woods Pond. Very private for that getaway retreat or build new with 30% expansion. Bunkhouse adds to expansion potential. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath...... .....................................$270,000.

Brownfield – 2.08 acres of land with driveway entrance permit. Septic design for 3-bedroom home, build in the heart of the Lake Region! Deed restriction to be added, only one unregistered vehicle allowed. Electric at street. ..........................................$21,900.

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Launches 2016 campaign

(Continued from Page B) think she’d be interested, and anyway she would have to take a big pay cut. And for you whippersnappers questioning my age, let me just say I am younger than John McCain (sure, okay, everyone is). Besides, age is no detriment: I’m a grizzled white man, and thus a GOP cliche: Gray, Old, Pale — the very image of my party! But that’s why I know my veep choice will be so important, an emphatic nod to diversity. I may draft a Kenyan. As I said, we’ll cross that bridge before I burn it, unlike some people. Also, unlike some people, I have proposed an actual agenda for 2016, after both parties get through wrecking the country by refusing to compromise on anything, despite the fact that half the people yell from one side of every issue and the other half stand, shaking their fists, and




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

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Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant Evergreen Cleaning Lake Region’s eco-friendly cleaning serv. to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare Jennie McLeod, Owner accepted 207-253-2044 207-647-4125 First Impressions Cleaning Inc. McFadden CPA, P.A. Jetport Denture Center Residential & Commercial Accounting Services Full dentures – partial dentures Seasonal Accounting/Payroll/Taxes Relines – repairs 647-5096 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD 647-4600 Lake & Mtn. View Cleaning 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton 207-274-1887 and Caretaking ALARMS Exceptional references, 25+ yrs. exp. Mountain View Dentistry Julie 207-650-1101 WAM-ALARM Systems Dr. Leslie A. Elston Installation, Service, Monitoring Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry McHatton’s Cleaning Service Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors 207-647-3628 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Free Security Survey 647-2323 Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians APPLIANCE REPAIR DOCKS Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands 595-4020

Razzl Cleaning Home – office – rentals/all your needs 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates Honest – Reliable 583-1006


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

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Scott Docks Inc. Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Sales and Service Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Floating and stationary docks 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824 935-1950 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA ELECTRICIANS Property Management 132 Main St. Housekeeping and much more A to Z Electric P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 583-4314 “The Boss Does The Work” 647-8360 David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician COMPUTERS Hastings Law Office, PA Residential/Commercial/Industrial 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 EEcomputer Services Fryeburg, ME 04037 Small business specialists D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons 935-2061 Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor 603-733-6451 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Robert M. Neault & Associates Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Attorneys & Counselors at Law Ms. C’s Computer Repair Bridgton 207-647-5012 Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Virus and spyware removal P.O. Box 1575, Naples PC repairs 207-228-5279 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. 693-3030 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Residential - Commercial - Industrial

BOOKKEEPING NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364

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

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/siding/garages Rep. windows/roofing/flooring Insured/references/30+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435

McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Douglass Construction Inc. Licensed ME & NH Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings Bridgton 647-8016 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Stanford Electric Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Commercial, Industrial and Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Residential Wiring – Generators Sweden Rd. Bridgton Naples 693-4595 Jeff Hadley Builder Tuomi Electric New homes, remodels, additions Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Residential & Commercial Kitchens, tile & wood floors Harrison 583-4728 Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience


Newhall Construction Framing/roofing/finish Cellulose insulation – drywall 743-6379 798-2318 Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903

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

an occasional marimba, on the other side, threatening to secede if they don’t get their way. This last election cycle, everyone was so busy telling us of the horrors that the other team would inflict on America, they forgot to tell us what they would do specifically about things like creating more jobs, reducing health costs, negotiating the chimerical fiscal cliff, cutting the federal deficit, narrowing the trade deficit, fixing the economy, avoiding the notso-chimerical energy cliff, dealing with climate change, limiting nuclear weapons, repairing the safety net, somehow terminating this recent ridiculous spate of 3D movies we’ve had lately, and saving the middle class. Just. Only. Oh, the two major party candidates mumbled something under their breaths now and again this past fall, and FOUNDATIONS

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

HAIRDRESSERS The Hairitage One Beavercreek Farm Rd. (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist 647-8355

Thurston’s Stoneworks/Masonry Serving western Maine Full service masonry since 1993 Free estimates – fully insured Tel. 207-650-0017


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



Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Oil Burner Service Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924 McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service HEATING Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151 A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks PAINTING CONTRACTORS New installations, 24 hr burner service George Jones Quality Painters Licensed and insured Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured 207-693-7011 Free Estimates Excellent References Bass Heating 207-318-3245 Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Free estimates Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Kevin 693-3684 Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 Jerry’s Painting Service

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552


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


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

tive candidate. I have learned the lessons of 2012. I am the future. Single-payer is the obvious choice for both sides of the aisle, plus the aisle itself. Listen: America has the most expensive medical care delivery system in the world — it isn’t even close — yet we see medical outcomes depressingly trailing many other cheaper models, including, I don’t know, Swaziland’s maybe? Clearly, we have to chop costs and improve results. I say we cut out the middleman, the private health insurers, and in one swift excision our national medical costs will go from 17% of GDP to about 12% of GDP! They are taking half a trillion dollars a year out of the health care system — for shuffling paper! Why have the cost cutters in the Republican party and the run-government-more-like-a-business CAMPAIGN, Page B REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

SIGNS Signs by D. L. White Custom hand carved wood Indoor or outdoor 207-647-3523

SURVEYORS 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

A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas TOWING BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. 838-9569 Specializing in repair service in TREE SERVICE The Lake Region  647-4436

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Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Southern Maine Retirement Services Shoreline restoration Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Creative stonework, property watch Life and Long-Term Care Insurance Snowplowing & sanding 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 207-693-6646

Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Bonney Staffing & Training Center Route 302   Bridgton Temporary & Direct Hire Placements 207-647-2029 Call us with your staffing needs Country Gas, Inc. Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286 LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark EXCAVATION Tel. 452-2151 K.S. Whitney Excavation Maingas Sitework – Septic Systems Your Propane Specialist Materials delivered 1-800-648-9189 Kevin 207-647-3824

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you kind of got an idea they had a clue there was a problem someplace, but you never really knew. And no one asked them! The press was too busy trying to determine who was ahead now — no, now; no, now — how about now? — to ever worry about the boring technical stuff, like issues or positions. The press wondered what we thought; they didn’t think of asking a penetrating question of the candidates so that anyone could tell what they thought, and in that way allow us voters to make up our minds about what we thought. It was politics as usual. I won’t wait to be asked, in 2016. The major tenet of my platform, so far, is an uber-conservative position: expand Obamacare into national Medicare! Sure, single-payer health care in the past hasn’t been seen as a conservative position, but I am not a typical conserva-

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Regional Sports

April 25, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

‘Attack’ approach lifts Raiders over Greely CUMBERLAND — In an early season showdown between two of the favorites to reach the Class B West finals, Fryeburg Academy used speed, timely hitting and clutch pitching to beat Greely 4-1 Monday. The Raiders (2-0) expected a grind-it-out affair with the Rangers and ace hurler Danielle Cimino. FA Coach Fred Apt encouraged his players to “attack the ball” in facing Cimino, who struck out eight and allowed just five hits. But, those hits and the Raiders’ speed on the base paths were difference makers. Fryeburg built a 2-0 lead in the first, taking advantage of some Ranger jitters. With one out, Maddie Pearson drilled a shot to center for a hit. When the outfielder bobbled the hit, Pearson alertly raced to second. The Rangers would commit two more errors, enabling the Raiders to plate a pair of runs. Greely made it 2-1 in the home half of the first as Sarah Felkel walked and later scored on a sharp drive to first baseman Twitchell. FA ace Sarah Harriman left two runners in scoring position by recording her third strikeout of the inning, sitting Cimino on a called third strike. Harriman was tough all day, allowing just four hits and striking out eight. She retired seven straight, yielding an infield hit to Elise

Dinan to start the fourth. The Rangers would load the bases, but Harriman chalked up two strikeouts to end the threat. In last year’s West final, catcher Carla Tripp waged an epic 20-plus pitch at bat against Cimino, eventually reaching first. Tripp put a mini marathon together with one out in the fifth, working a 10 pitch at bat ending with Cimino grazing the FA captain. The miscue proved costly as Tripp moved up on a wild pitch and kept motoring on to third as the Ranger catcher retrieved the loose ball at the backstop. Pearson fought off a tough pitch to drop a ground ball to the right side, plating Tripp for a 3-1 lead. Fryeburg added an insurance run in the sixth as Makayla Frost singled to left with two out. Pinch runner Julia Quinn took second on a wild pitch, and later scored when senior captain Ellen Bacchiocchi, who was 0-for2 on the day, scorched a 2-2 pitch into the right-center gap for a RBI double. Harriman retired the side in order in the seventh. “Now this is Fryeburg softball,” Coach Apt told his players after the game. “That’s how you attack the ball!” For Fryeburg, Tripp and shortstop Sydney Charles each had singles. Charles had a busy day in the field, recording five putouts. Near escape Coming off a success-

ful school break trip to Connecticut, the Raiders were a little “flat” in the season opener at Poland. And, the Knights nearly pulled off a major upset, falling 2-1 last Friday. Fryeburg struck first as Carla Tripp (2-for-3) dropped a well-placed bunt to open the game. She stole second and moved to third on a pass ball. Tripp then scored on Kyle Locke’s sacrifice fly. FA added a run in the third as Sarah Harriman singled sharply to right. Courtesy runner Julia Quinn then stole second and later scored when the Poland center fielder misplayed a drive by Sydney Charles. Harriman cruised through the first three innings, retiring all nine players on three strikeouts and three balls hit right back to her. But, Poland made some noise in the fourth courtesy of a FA error and base hits by Theriault and Lavoie. Harriman worked out of the jam by getting designated player Emily Whittemore to fly out to shortstop Sydney Charles. FA stranded eight base runners on the day, including Maddie Pearson, who singled in the fifth, stole second and moved to third on a field out. FA left Kristen Chipman (walk) at second in the sixth as Poland hurler Kolby Woods (5 hits allowed, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts) recorded a strikeout to end the threat.

Poland closed to 2-1 in the sixth on a walk and single by Lavoie. The Knights had a chance to tie, but a double play ended the threat. FA had a chance to gain a little breathing room in the seventh as Tripp picked up her second hit. She stole two bases, but was stranded when Woods induced two infield fly ball outs and notched a strikeout. The Knights kept the pressure on in the bottom of the seventh. After a strikeout, Arsenault singled. Harriman then recorded her eighth strikeout. Number 9 hitter Deburra kept the rally alive with a single to right, enabling Arsenault to head to third base. With runners at the corners, Harriman ended the contest with a three-pitch strikeout. The Raider lefty allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and struck out 9. FA Coach Apt made it a point to his players that they were fortunate to leave with a win, and they needed to bring intensity to every game since each opponent will be bringing their “A” game. For the Raiders, Makayla Frost singled in the second and Kristen Chipman walked twice. Up next: The Raiders host Lake Region on Friday at 4 p.m. and Wells on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Then, FA is on the road for four contests — Falmouth Monday, Sacopee Wednesday and York Friday, all at 4 p.m.

CUMBERLAND — Bailey Train single-handedly brought the Fryeburg Academy baseball team back down to earth. The Greely pitcher struck out six Raiders over five innings of work — not allowing a FA runner to reach third base — and belted a two-run home run in the first inning to lead the Rangers to an 11-1

victory Monday. Train went 3-for-3 as the Rangers recorded 10 hits. Raider Coach Rich Ela felt starting pitcher Tanner Wentworth gave a quality outing, but was victimized by “poor defense” as FA committed four errors. Tyler Saunders came on in relief in the fifth. The loss snapped a two-

game FA win streak. Fryeburg opened the season with a 8-1 victory over Wells. Tyler Hill tripled home two runs in the second inning as the Raiders broke a 11 tie. Hill paced the Raider attack with three hits, three runs and three RBI. Fryeburg had eight hits against Wells pitching with Billy Rascoe and Ian MacFawn each pick-

ing up two hits. Hunter Day knocked a double. MacFawn struck out seven and walked just one in 6 1/3 innings of work. Liam LeConey pitched the seventh. Wells’ run in the first TRACKING IT DOWN — Fryeburg left fielder Ellen was unearned on a throwing Bacchiocchi prepares to catch a fly ball during Monday’s error. 4-1 victory over Greely. (Rivet Photo) At Poland last Friday, BASEBALL, Page B

Rangers hand Fryeburg first loss

Laker defense stifles Raiders Balanced scoring and a stingy defense powered Lake Region to a 6-1 varsity boys’ lacrosse win in the season opener against Fryeburg Academy on Monday. Laker Drew Shane started out the scoring with a dodge down the right side. He switched to his left hand and shot low past the Raider goalie.  Fryeburg’s Michael Legoff tied the game in the second quarter to make it 1-1 at half. Lake Region took advantage of several Fryeburg Academy penalties in the second half, scoring several goals with the man advantage.  Dakota Russo started off the second half with a wraparound from behind the goal.  Soon afterwards, Zach Tidd scored a goal with another hard low shot to make it 3-1.  In the fourth quarter, Russo and Shane each scored one more goal, and Ansel Critchfield tallied to give the

Lakers a 6-1 lead.   “Our strongest showing of the game came from our four defenders and two goalies,” LR Coach Don White said.  The defense was led by Lewis Morton, Erik Christensen, David Cosgrove and Drew Spaulding. “They did an excellent job shutting down Fryeburg’s chances near the goal and starting our offense on fast breaks and quick transitions,” Coach White said.  Both LR goalies — Jarid Pierce and Tyler Laplante — made some “great” saves, the coach said.  “Both of them seemed to really see the ball well throughout the game,” Coach White added.  Pierce and Laplante combined for 10 saves. Up next: The Lakers host three games next week— Westbrook on Monday, April 29 at 4:15 p.m.; Falmouth on Wednesday at 4 p.m.; and Wells on Friday at 4 p.m.

CLEAR LOOK AT THE SHOT — Lake Region goalie Jaried Pierce clearly sees a shot fired by a Fryeburg player. LR defenders included Drew Spaulding #20 and Erik Christensen #18. (Photos by Greg Van Vliet/

Lakers fall to Patriots, 9-4

GRAY — With a young team and limited practice time on their home field prior to the start of the season, Lake Region Coach J.R. Warren saw several positives following Monday’s 9-4 loss to Gray-New Gloucester. First, the Lakers managed seven hits, including several hard hit drives, which the Patriot centerfielder managed to track down. “Their center fielder made three incredible plays during the game on very hard hit balls,” Coach Warren said. “We made some early season mental mistakes and errors, but again overall had a pretty good game. I was not disappointed for the first game of the season. We only got on our field the Tuesday of vacation.  The first day, we didn’t even have bases.  We also had a couple of players still on vacation. I feel when everyone is back and we get back to normal positions we should be fine.” Zoey Adams’ two-run homer in the third inning gave Gray-New Gloucester (3-0) its winning margin. Samantha Wilkins provided an RBI single in the first as the Patriots scratched out three runs. Patriot pitcher Maria Valente tripled in the third and Adams followed with a towering homer to center field for a 5-0 lead. Wilkins added two more RBI in the fifth with another triple. Valente struck out two and walked none. Sophomore Ashley Clark took the loss for the Lakers. Up next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg on Friday, host Poland on Monday and head to Wells next Friday, May 3.

Tough LR starts GRAY — What Coach Randy Heath saw in his club’s season opener is what he hopes his Lake Region baseball team will eventually evolve into. Gray-New Gloucester “came out ready with a lot of energy and live bats,” Coach Heath said, as the Patriots dumped the Lakers 11-4 in the season opener on Monday. “Baseball is a game where you can’t force the issues and that’s what we did,” Coach Heath said. “Our at bats were rushed and fielding was okay. Really, it came down to G-NG beating us at are our style of play.” Kyle Nielson had two RBI and recorded the win for the Patriots (1-2). The Lakers were held to just four hits, including a pair by freshman Jordan Williams and a double by junior Cody Gibbons. Justin McKenna had a pair of doubles and two runs scored for the Patriots. On Tuesday, the Lakers (0-2) were blanked by Greely 12-0 as the Rangers limited the blue and gold to just two hits (one, a double by David Scammon). Patrick Irish took the loss. LR pitching gave up 12 hits and commited five errors. Greely (2-0) broke the game open with a seven-run fourth inning. Up next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg Academy this Friday, host Poland on Monday and head to Wells next Friday, May 3. All games are at 4 p.m.

Regional sports

Page B, The Bridgton News, April 25, 2013

FA baseball (Continued from Page B) Cody Loewe delivered a clutch single to plate Nick Kiesman in the 11th inning as the Raiders squeaked past the Knights 3-2. Billy Rascoe pitched five scoreless innings of relief for the win. Rascoe gave up four hits and two walks. He struck out two. Starter Ian MacFawn went the first six innings, giving up four hits and four walks, while striking out seven. Down 1-0, the Raiders took a lead in the second as Walker Day singled, Tanner Wentworth walked, Sulo Burbank grounded out to first to move the runners up a base, and Tyler Saunders singled to score Day. Tyler Hill then singled to plate Wentworth. In the sixth, the Knights tied the game on a walk, double and an infield out. Poland had a chance to pull out the win in the 10th inning. With two out and a runner at second (single and stolen base), outfielder Tyler Saunders gunned down a Knight at home plate following a single up the middle to keep the game deadlocked. The Raiders took the lead in the 11th as Saunders singled with two outs. Hill and Loewe followed with base hits to score Saunders. Fryeburg banged out 11 hits as Saunders led the way with three, Kyle Bonner had two and Tyler Hill stroked two hits. Billy Rascoe doubled. Up next: The Raiders host Lake Region (0-2) on Friday, then hit the road next week with games at Falmouth on Monday, Sacopee Valley on Wednesday and York on Friday.

On the fairways

GYMNASTS & DANCERS ON ICE — A mixed team of gymnasts and dancers from Western Maine Dance and Gymnastics recently received a call from the local AHL hockey favorite, the Portland Pirates, to show off their skills at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Twenty-three performers from Bridgton and surrounding communities trekked to Portland on a cold Tuesday night to perform a routine that included a wide variety of dance moves, tumbling passes, and cheering stunts. The kids from WMDG were the first (and only as far as we know) group ever to perform on the ice at a Portland Pirates game. The girls were asked by team management for a return performance. However, they could not do so due to other obligations. It was a great family night out for all who participated. Making the night complete was a game in the win column for the Pirates. They beat the Providence Bruins on Feb. 26 by a score of 6-3.

Bridgton Highlands CC The Ladies Golf League will begin play on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m., weather permitting. All area ladies are invited to join in the fun! Check with the Pro Shop to see if carts will be allowed on the course for that day. Any questions, please call 647-2132. All area golf courses are welcome to submit weekly results FALMOUTH — A gustat no charge. Send information by Tuesday at noon either by ing wind failed to keep fax (647-5001) or by e-mail at Kayla Gray, Kate Hall and Molly Hook from qualifying for the State Meet on opening day of the track & field season. HARRISON — Registration is ongoing for the Challenger Gray set a personal record British Soccer Camp at Harrison’s RADR Complex Aug, in the 1600-meter racewalk 5-9. with a time of 8 minutes, The camp is open to boys and girls in the Lake Region and 37.56 seconds at the Tom Oxford Hills area and beyond. Foley Invitational held at The schedule is as follows: Falmouth High School last Ages 6-8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., cost $115. Tuesday. Last year, Gray Ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., cost $115. posted an 11:06 at this Ages 3-5, First Kicks, 4 to 5 p.m., cost $64. meet. British Soccer Camps provide young players with the Hall turned in a long rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community. Each British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities the appropriate program and level of FALMOUTH — Although curriculum and a wonderful cultural and educational camp the Raiders were a little outexperience! Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, numbered at the Falmouth tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, Invitational Track Meet and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger last week, Coach Kevin coaching staff provides your child with lessons in self-disci- McDonald felt the event was pline, good sportsmanship and respect for others and for the a great experience. Only 14 Raiders attended game. Look at the amazing camp package that each camper receives: a free British soccer ball, a free British Soccer the track & field meet since Camp shirt, a free giant foldout soccer poster and a person- many were away for April al skills evaluation. Plus, sign up online 45 days or more prior vacation. “However, those that did to camp before June 21, and get an awesome British Soccer compete faired very well. game jersey (value $39) for free! Register online at, click on rec- This is a meet with over 600 reation and follow the link. For more information about athletes with many class A schools. A great experience Challenger Soccer go to For further questions call Paula Holt, Parks and Recreation for the athletes to compete against teams they will not director, at 583-2241 or e-mail see the rest of the year,” Coach McDonald said. One highlight was a win in the boys’ distance medBoard Certified Family Practice ley. Patrick Carty led off and held his own in second place. Eric Hannes took the We assist people toward their health goals with baton and closed the gap Osteopathic, conventional, and natural medicine. to bring the Raiders almost even. Tyler O’Keefe took the NOW ACCEPTING ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE hand-off and moved into the SHIELD FOR OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE

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jump of 17-feet 10-inches, a personal record. “That’s a great jump for so early in the season,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. Hall posted a state qualifying mark of 12.52 in the 100 meters and a 26.89 in the 200 meters — both first place finishes. Hook threw the discus 84feet 8-inches. Last year, she posted an 84-foot toss. In the shot put, Hook recorded a 23-feet 5.5-inch effort. She fired the javelin 77 feet, a six-foot improvement over a

year ago. In other events, • Coach Snow felt Zsofi Kaiser and Hannah Parsons recorded “great times” in the 100 and 200 meters despite a big head wind. In the 100, Kaiser finished in 14.67 and Parsons at 16.06. In the 200, Kaiser ran a 30.76 and Parsons a 33.84. • Audrey Blais ran a wellpaced 1600 meters, posting 400 splits of 1:30, 1:42, 1:41 and 1:31 to finish at 6:24.33. “Smart running to pace herself early, then storm to the

victory in her heat,” Coach Snow said. • Mark MacDougall set a personal record in the javelin with a toss of 127feet 3-inches. “Great sign to throw a PR in the first meet,” Coach Snow said. • Marcus Devoe was just 16 inches shy of the state qualifying mark in the triple jump with a 36-foot, 2.5inch effort. Up next: The Lakers travel to Traip Academy in Kittery this Friday. Meet time is 3:30 p.m.

lead opening a huge gap on second place. TJ Rose ran a nice anchor, maintaining the lead. “We are very pleased with this result as the boys have been working hard and this win shows the value of that work,” Coach McDonald said. Jamie Gullikson had a very nice opening day as she finished first in the pole vault and second in the intermediate hurdles. “Jamie is one of our senior captains and if she applies herself for the next six weeks she will stand atop the podium at States,” Coach McDonald said. Forest Stearns ran a “fantastic” 400 meters. On a tough day with a lot of wind, Stearns powered home with a time of 54.95, good for third place. “Coach Collins and I were very happy for Forest as he

has been battling some nagging injuries as of late and this 400 shows a very bright future for Mr. Stearns,” the coach said. Hannes followed his fine relay leg with a fourth place showing in the 800 meters, running a 2:11.51. “A very nice opening for Eric. When the weather warms and the wind dies down, we see Eric’s time dropping down near the 2:00 minute mark, if not below,”

Coach McDonald said. Will Price had a very nice day in the three throwing events, finishing near the top in all three. His discus throw was 110-feet 6-inches, which placed eighth over all. Price also ran a leg on a relay were he could be a force as the season moves forward. Up next: Fryeburg travels to Poland this Friday to meet the Knights, Greely and York. The meet starts at 3:30 p.m.

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April 25, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page B

Recycle award goes to Molly Ockett ‘academy’ tation. Schools may use the prize money to implement their innovative waste reduction plans or to schedule an environmental education experience at Chewonki’s campus in Wiscassett, Maine. Students of MESA began their challenge by weighing their garbage, policing electricity wasters, and researching what materials were recyclable in their town. They set goals to begin composting by designing and building an 8-foot by 12-foot wooden compost structure and increased recycling efforts throughout the school. Through these efforts, they have reduced their daily garbage in the cafeteria from 40 pounds of trash to only two pounds! MESA may use their prize money to implement parts of their plan or to schedule with Chewonki an environmental education experience. Eighth grade student Alicia Gerrish was thrilled at their success not only

in the competition, but for the changes they have made throughout their school. “Our efforts will be a legacy we leave for the future Molly Ockett students and future generations and that in itself is a huge reward,” she said. Abigail Van Luling, one of the Gorham Middle School students who helped create the first-place waste reduction plan, accepted the $2,000 check on behalf of her school. She said, “The Zero Waste Challenge was a really fun experience. Going through all the challenge steps, interviewing facilities people, tracking down data, analyzing the data using math, and going through trash made the experience so cool for us.” The competition asked students (grades 6, 7 and 8) across the state to create a plan to help their schools save money and resources by evaluating and then reducing their waste streams. In February, submissions were judged by an independent

panel of waste management, education, and sustainability experts that included representatives from Ferry Beach Ecology School, Bowdoin College, Pine Tree Waste and ecomaine. Chewonki President Willard Morgan believes the success of the two-yearold competition will be a catalyst for rethinking waste and reuse throughout Maine schools and communities. “Zero waste has environmental, financial and social benefits, and this project provides a path for schools to reduce solid waste, save money and engage in meaningful education,” said Morgan. “For the second year in a row, students’ waste reduction plans went above and beyond our expectations, and proved that young people are engaged and invested in making the world more sustainable.” Last year, representatives from ecomaine and Pine Tree Waste participated in the Zero Waste program as judges. They were

so impressed with student plans that they agreed to join Poland Spring Water Company this year as lead corporate sponsors of the Challenge, contributing all prize money for winning project implementation. Karen McNaughton, Pine Tree Waste’s Municipal Sales Representative said, “We love this project because it engages teachers

and students and opens their eyes to ways to reduce solid waste, conserve resources, and save money.” Leo Maheu, Environ– mental Educator at ecomaine added, “The Zero Waste Challenge is a winwin — it shows kids that doing good for the environment can actually help save money in schools, businesses and at home.”

Walker honored Seven Maine community college students were honored this week for their academic success and campus and community involvement at a ceremony hosted by the Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees. The 2013 Student of the Year Awards ceremony was held yesterday, Wednesday, April 24, at the Senator Inn in Augusta. The 2013 MCCS Students of the Year include York County Community College’s Beth Walker, Culinary Arts, Casco. The award winners were selected by college faculty and staff. Each of the students will be awarded a John H. Lapoint Jr. Leadership Award in the amount of $1,000. Mr. Lapoint was president of UF Strainrite in Lewiston and a trustee of the Maine Community College System when he passed away in 1995. Mr. Lapoint’s widow, Jana Lapoint, a former chair of the board who served on the board from 1995 to 2006, helped establish the fund for the annual awards.

Society inductee

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Thompson of Bridgton was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Thompson is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at University of Southern Maine. Thompson is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.


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GROUNDSKEEPER — North Bridgton Cemetery Association needs a groundskeeper for the 2013 season. 1 raking, 8 mowings. Call 647-4050 or 647-5549. 4t17

CATERPILLAR — Clubhouse PLEASE CONSIDER – donatChildcare has full- and part-time ing your leftover garage sale items openings for ages 1 to 5. Fun and your attic, basement and closet and interactive environment that overflow to Harvest Hills Animal provides an age appropriate social Shelter. Go to our website www. and academic curriculum. For for details or call CUSTOMER SERVICE — more information or to set up an 935-4358, ext. 21 tf3 Friendly, hard-working folks for interview call Melissa at 595Retail/Customer service at local 5209. 4t14 COLEMAN CANOE 14’ — $250. farm. Genuine enthusiasm for 5,000 watt generator $500, never WORK WANTED local foods required. Job includes used. Enfield rifle 303 $150. Pistols: cashiering, restocking, inventory, 1911 9m new $650; 1911 .22 praccustomer relations. $8+/hour. CONTRACTOR — Semi- tice $250; Ruger rifle .22 $175; all retired, looking for plumbing and Make application, with resume $1,600 cash. 647-5571. 2t17x work in the local area. Call or CV & 3 references at Pietree electric tf45 $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 647-8026. Orchard, 803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME. 207-647-9419. SPRING IS HERE! — It’s time when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 2t17 to clean house and we love to 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, tf46 clean! Let us get you off to a Windham, 893-0339. EXPERIENCED FULL-TIME fresh start for summer! Affordable — marine mechanic needed for cleaning for camps and homes. LIFT CHAIR — Nice, roomy, established dealership. Knowledge Call 655-4814 or 627-3404. 2t17x light brown, good condition. Made in USA, $250. Cost new in all brands of stern drives, inboards and outboards required. DRIVEWAY/ROAD RAKING over $700. Motorized wheelchair Must have own tools, valid driver’s — Insured. Call for estimate, Mike capacity weight 300 pounds, excellicense and be reliable. Call 647- Ginty, 207-595-1374. 4t16x lent shape. Can be used outside, $4,500. New $9,000. Hoyer lift, 3030 for interview. 2t16 EVERGREEN CLEANING make reasonable offer. New $700. KITCHEN PREP — Friendly, — Eco-friendly home and office Call 583-4687. 1t17x hard-working local food loving cleaning. Camp openings, rental Kitchen Prep person. Job incl. properties and much more. Great FIREWOOD — Seasoned or food prep, jams/jellies, making rates, excellent references, fully green. Cut, split & delivered. Call donuts, working with fresh fruits insured. 207-253-2044. 10t13x Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 10t14x and vegetables for value-added products, supporting baking staff. SPRING CLEANUP WORK VEHI­CLES FOR SALE $10+/hr. Make application, with — and summer lawnmowing. resume or CV & 3 references at Tree work, brush cutting, lot 2004 CHEVY SEBRING — Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford clearing, mulching, brush Convertible. 55,000 miles, one Road, Sweden, ME. 207-647- removal, light trucking, loam and owner, $6,000. 647-5571. 2t17x 9419. pietree@pietree-orchard. more. Call 1-207-553-0169. 6t17x com 2t17 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. LINE COOK — Competitive travel. Site work, foundations dug, Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. filling, septic systems, sand, Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 wages, 30-40 hours a week, 4 years back loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 of experience required. References 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44 upon request. Apply in person, FOR RENT Black Horse Tavern, Bridgton. LOOKING FOR YARDS — to 1t17 rake and mow this summer. Call NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, 2t16x one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine for quotes 891-3973. OVERNIGHT BAKER — Selfpaneling, built-in book shelves, directed & enthusiastic about local FOR SALE coin-op laundry onsite, no smoking, foods, fresh fruits & vegetables. no pets, 1st and one-month security PATIO SET — Table and six Pastry, gluten-free, low-sugar, and vegan baking competencies chairs and cushions, $75. Swing required, $700 month, oil heat & recommended. $12+/hr. Make with canopy, $75. Both in very electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11 application, with resume or CV good condition. 647-5358. 1t17x & 3 references at Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME. 207-647-9419. pietree@pietree2t17 103 North Bridgton Road No. Bridgton, ME 04057 GROUNDS CREW — April207-595-8741 or 207-647-2555 September, 40 hours. Part of a team. Own transportation, clean Green Assorted Hardwoods driving record. 452-2901 or 228Loose Thrown Firewood 3921. 2t17x



LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/reference check required. (207) 221-2951. 4t14x

BRIDGTON — 1 bedroom. First floor. Bedroom, living room, dining room & kitchen. $775. Located in prime Portland Street location. Walk to Hannafords. Includes: heat, electric, hot water, off-road parking, trash & snow removal. No pets. References, security and first month. Call 647-8923. 3t15

WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house, carpeted, 2 baths, small WATERFORD — Seasonal loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No cottage for rent. Family cottage smoking, no pets, quiet location. on Papoose Pond. Kitchen, living $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t17 room, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, screened porch, private sandy NORTH BRIDGTON — 1beach. $700 per week. Available bedroom apartment, short walk to June 1 - Sept. 22. 207-232-8291. public beach, no smoking, no pets, 16t11x $425 per month plus first, last & security. 647-4436. tf12


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MATURE STYLIST — for three person, relaxed atmosphere salon. Currently one stylist (owner) and one nail tech. Salon offers hair, nails, wax, tanning. Make your ATTENTION own hours, but must be available from noon to 4 p.m. daily, and have Classified line ads are now posted your own client base. Please call on our website at NO EXTRA 647-8355 to discuss arrangements. CHARGE! Thank you for your interest. tf8


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Western Maine Timberlands Inc.



Cell: 329-7007 207-452-2244 THE LITTLE RED DUMP TRUCK!

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Busy Family Practice office in Naples seeks a Medical Assistant, preferably with prior experience in an office setting. Job responsibilities will include both clinical tasks such as patient histories, vitals, phlebotomies, and office duties such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, filing. Please respond to: PO Box 1515, Naples, ME 04055 or 1T17CD



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NFI NORTH, INC. A National leader in Human Services has immediate openings for the position of



Good Neighbors, Inc. is taking applications for people interested in joining our TEAM of Direct Support Professionals. We provide supports to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in their home and community. Good Neighbors, Inc. offers an excellent training program through the College of Direct Support, in addition to other state-recognized certifications. We are committed to the future and education of our employees. This is a great opportunity for applicants who may be thinking about a career in disability or human services. We have a competitive benefit package and great working atmosphere. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a high school diploma or G.E.D. Please note that weekend and evening hours may be required.


For our Residential Treatment Program in the Bridgton area, which serves children 5–14 years old. Clinician must have a Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field. 3–5 years experience working with youth and families. Competitive salary, Excellent benefits package including vacation time, sick time and 11 holidays. Medical, Dental and Life Insurance. Retirement package and Tuition Reimbursement. Visit our web site Candidates send cover letter and resume to: Program Director 15 Wayside Avenue Bridgton, ME 04009 Or e-mail us at EOE/AA

For more information call 647-8244 ext. 11, or stop by our 119 Sandy Creek Rd., Bridgton location and pick up an application today! Applications must be received by May 10th to be considered for orientation on the 21st and 22nd of May. 2T17CD



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Public Notice

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The Town of Naples is accepting applications for a full-time (35 hours per week) Bookkeeper/Human Resources/Welfare Director. As an alternative, the Town is also inquiring from professional accountants or equivalent, proposals to work between 10 to 20 hours per week as Bookkeeper and assist Manager with Human Resources duties (No Welfare Director). Whether full- or part-time, applicants must have fund accounting experience in a computerized environment utilizing municipal accounting software (TRIO, etc.). Responsibilities include account reconciliation, trial balances, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, reserve accounts, escrows, including all related reports and working with town auditors during end-of-year. Applicant must also have extensive knowledge of benefit management and employment law. For the full-time position, which includes being the Municipal Welfare Director, welfare administration experience is also desired. Candidates will have exceptional customer service skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and extensive experience with Microsoft Office software. Either position will also include other administrative responsibilities as determined by the Town Manager. Ideal candidate will have a BA degree in accounting or related field with minimum two to five years accounting experience. Minimum requirements are an Associates degree in business administration or related field or equivalent related work experience. For additional information and a copy of the job description contact the Naples Town Office, PO Box 1757, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples ME 04055. Telephone 693-6364. Information can also be found at under the employment opportunities tab. The Town offers a competitive wage and benefit package for full-time position only. Benefits may be negotiable with part-time position, dependent on independent negotiations with the Town and proposal submitted. Apply by resume and cover letter which includes wage expectations to: Town Manager, for full-time “Bookkeeper/HR and WD position” at address listed above by 4 p.m., May 15, 2013. For part-time position proposals, applicants shall submit resume and wage expectations, and a cover letter explaining their proposals for the position. EOE/AA




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NICEST RENTAL — in the area! 2-bedroom brick home near Bridgton/Denmark line, looking for clean, quiet, non-smoking single or couple with no pets. Immaculate and efficient, new paint and carpets throughout; kitchen appliances included. Full basement, W/D hookups, plowing & mowing included. $875 month plus utilities. Call (207) 452-2441. FMI tf13

BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. Nonsmoking, no pets. 1 bedroom on ground floor. Quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $675 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508. 3t15

CASCO — 3-bedroom apartment. Unfurnished, heat, lights & cable TV all included. Available May 1st. $1,250 per month. Section 8 approved. 207-650-3829, ask for Tom. tf15 ROOMMATE WANTED — in Bridgton, in a new home. Large yard includes heat, cable, washer, dryer and own private bath. No lease. $500 a month. 595-2969. 4t14x


NORWAY — Lot on cul-de-sac at Frost Homestead. Offers quiet setting, tennis courts, spectacular Mt. Washington views. $95K. 207-743-8703. www.LandMaine. com 1t17x WATERFORD — Seasonal cottage for sale on Papoose Pond. Private sandy beach, 300 feet of frontage. Older cottage with kitchen, living room, bath, two bedrooms, screened porch. Asking $225,000. Call 207-232-8291. 16t11x


Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12 DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 40 years of painting ex­pe­ri­ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf49

The curse of modern terrorism

(Continued from Page B) tal health facilities or in controlling access to weapons. All reasonable measures, but as we also saw last week they are not without opponents. The pro-gun folks would not have their individual right to bear arms hindered, regardless of the predictable consequences. Perhaps more traditional societies have more built-in restraints — family, community — binding their members and limiting their freedom of action. The lone individual doesn’t easily break those bonds to express his anger. If he does, in the typical case he will join with an organization — in these days often religious — which will

2016 campaign launched

(Continued from Page B) enthusiasts not thought of this before? Even if I don’t win, I hope to garner enough support in the Primaries to get national health care into YARD SALES 142 Main Street the Republican platform for Conway, NH YARD SALE — Saturday, April 2016. It’s time, my fellow 603-447-3611 Metal Detectors 27, 45 Sunny Hill Road, Casco, saurians! near the Top of the Hill Grill. I have other plans too, Household, kids, etc. 1t17 of course, but you just read more specific policy in the Public Notice last two paragraphs than TFCD


offer him a new structure and discipline. Al Qaeda is an example. There are others recruiting in Pakistan, Afghanistan and around the Middle East and Africa. In America, however, we are so strongly individualistic that it seems perfectly natural for a solitary killer to go to work with his gun or his pressure cooker. We don’t even want to put his name on a list of those who own guns — it might limit his freedom of action or enable the Feds easily to track him down. In a sense, we foster these new age terrorists by our reaction to their attacks. The inevitable, appropriate, strong and trumpeted

Obama and Romney together gave you in several years of “campaigning.” Despite this openness, according to my private polling service, as of yesterday I trail seven other announced candidates, though for some reason I am leading in Florida. Yes! Corrigan in 2016! In the national polls, at least I have forged ahead of Donald Trump. Everybody has, of course.

response of security agencies and government officials and the constant hype by the media convince the terrorists they are achieving their ends by reshaping our lives and by making us pay for perceived wrongs. I used to think during the Iranian Hostage crisis that if the president and the press would simply quiet down and turn to another subject, we specialists might solve the problem. No chance of that today. That solitary way hasn’t been available since kings and princes were captured and ransomed during the Crusades. Nowadays, there’s always someone with a better idea looking over your shoulder.

Get involved in your local government Public Notice


The Naples Board of Selectperson will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 6, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for The Galley Restaurant & Pub. Public welcome. 2T17

Public Notice

Public Notice


The Naples Board of Selectperson will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Inc. Public welcome. 2T17

Happily, superb police work — with fine civilian assistance — brought a speedy and efficient end to the Chechen bombers’ venture. The tiny number of Americans who knew about the long fight of Chechens against their Russian oppressors will now be expanded by a vast number of us who now know only of their ruthless, brutal and futile attempt to achieve recognition or revenge for their cause. The stupidity and evil of the two brothers will long remain in our memories — unfortunately for the decent people of Chechnya. Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.





The Naples Board of Selectperson will hold Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: An application for Liquor License renewal for The Naples Lobster Pound, Inc. Public welcome. 2T16

Please remove all old flowers and accessories from the Waterford Cemeteries by May 5, 2013. AFTER that date, they will be removed at the Sexton’s discretion. Bill Haynes Sexton


Public Notice Public Notice Scholarship Applications for the Jean Murray, Ernest Murray, Josephine Caswell, Gerald Forest, Horton-Ricker, Blake and the Susan Adamen Beck Memorial are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. These scholarships are for the residents of Harrison continuing their education at a college, university, vocational or trade school. Applications must be received at the Harrison Town Office no later than May 1, 2013. 4T14



Public Notice

The Naples Board of Selectperson will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 6, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Office Buildings located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for Casino Projects Inc. d.b.a. Rick’s Cafe. Public welcome. 2T16

Nomination Papers




Nomination papers are available at the Town Office for the following offices: • Two (2) members of the Casco Selectboard. • One (1) member of the MSAD #61 School Board • One (1) member of the Open Space Commission. • One (1) member of the Transfer Station Council. The filing deadline for nomination papers is by the close of business hours at the Casco Town Office on April 26, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO The Town of Casco is accepting bids for a “lot” of items the town salvaged from a dangerous building that was razed by the town. The “lot” may be inspected at the former Casco Memorial School, so called, located at 877 Poland Spring Road (Route 11), on April 24, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bids will be received at the Casco Town Office, 935 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine until April 25, 2013, at 12:00 noon. All bids must be contained in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Bids for Salvaged Goods.” 2T16 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT


By virtue of and in execution of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Order of Sale dated January 3, 2013, and entered on the docket in the Cumberland County Superior Court on January 8, 2013, in an action captioned Bath Savings Institution v. Sarah Reynolds and Daniel Reynolds, Docket No. RE-12-145, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage dated August 25, 2005, and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23090, Page 189 (“Mortgage”), said judgment having been entered and the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at a public sale of the premises described in the Mortgage located at 497 Bridgeton Road, Baldwin, Maine (the “Property”). TERMS OF SALE: The Property will be sold at auction beginning at 11:00 a.m. on May 29, 2013, at Bath Savings Institution, 46 Auburn Street, Portland, Maine. All bidders will be required to deposit $5,000.00 to bid, in cash or certified U.S. funds made payable to Bath Savings Institution (“BSI”) in order to register to bid (the “Deposit”). The Deposit shall be increased to ten percent (10%) of the successful bid within five calendar days after the conclusion of the auction, but such increased amount shall not be less than $5,000.00. The Property shall be sold to the highest bidder, who must leave the Deposit as a nonrefundable down payment. The highest bidder shall also be required to sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement calling for a closing within 30 days, at which time the balance of the bid price will be due immediately in available U.S. funds, and BSI, the foreclosing mortgagee, will deliver a duly executed Quitclaim Deed Without Covenant and Release Bill of Sale, if applicable, conveying the property. The Property shall be conveyed subject to all matters set forth in the Purchase and Sale Agreement and the additional terms of sale, which will be available prior to the auction. Additional terms may also be announced at the time of the auction. BSI, the foreclosing mortgagee, and its assigns, reserve the right to bid without making the required deposit and, if BSI, or its assigns, is the high bidder, to pay for the Property with a credit against the debt owed to it. For more information on the above-described Property containing the legal description, legal and bidding details, as well as possible site visits, contact Marcia Hennessey, Bath Savings Institution, 105 Front Street, Bath, Maine 04530 (800447-4559) or the undersigned. BATH SAVINGS INSTITUTION By: /s/ Bruce B. Hochman, Esq. Its Attorney Eaton Peabody One Portland Square, 7th Floor Portland, ME 04101 (207) 274-5266


Re: Shoreland Zoning Wording Changes Replacing the Denmark Shoreland Ordinance with the State of Maine Version 2T16


The Selectmen will hold a Public Meeting for a Liquor License for the Center Lovell Market on April 30th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lovell Town Office.



TOWN OF DENMARK INVITATION TO BID The Town of Denmark is accepting Bids for the 2013 Mowing Season. Mowing specs and areas to be mowed are available at the Town Office. Bids are due by 4:00 p.m. May 3, 2013. For more information contact Ken Richardson at 452-2310. The Town of Denmark reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2T17


RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 497 Bridgeton Road, Baldwin, Maine (Mortgage recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23090, Page 189)

April 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Denmark Town Office




Dated: April 25, 2013




The Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, May 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fire Station on Main Street, to hear information and take questions and comments on the options between maintaining the Fryeburg Police Department and contracting with the Oxford County Sheriff Department to provide law enforcement coverage for the Town of Fryeburg. Representatives from the Fryeburg Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department will be at the hearing to answer any questions. Information about the proposals will be available at the town office or can be viewed on the town website at 1T17 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

TOWN OF RAYMOND Fire-Rescue Department

NOTICE Truck For Sale By Sealed Bid Sealed bids are being accepted for a 1978 Ford F-600 4x4 with approximately 11,700 miles. Vehicle can be seen at Raymond Public Safety Building located at 397 Webbs Mills Road. Minimum bid is $5,000. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids are due May 2, 2013 by 2:00 p.m. and will be opened publicly at the Raymond Town Office on May 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. See website for bid form and contact Chief Bruce Tupper 655-4742 x207 for more information. Send completed bid form to: Town of Raymond ATTN: Truck Bid 401 Webbs Mills Road Raymond, ME 04071


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Stella E. Taliento

George D. McPhail

Peter W. Milliken

BIDDEFORD — Stella E. Taliento, 81, of Biddeford died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a long illness. She was born in Biddeford on April 2, 1932, the daughter of Peter and Marika Ifantides Throumoulos. She was educated in Biddeford schools. As a young girl, Stella worked at the Throumoulos family market. Later, she along with her sister Cynthia owned and operated T Sisters Market on Alfred Street for 21 years, retiring in 1981. Mrs. Taliento was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, where she was very active in the St. Fotini Society, the Daughters of Penelope and the annual Church Festival. She loved the beach at Biddeford Pool and enjoyed her volunteer work at the Hospice Book Store. She was predeceased by her husband Albert Taliento in 2000; her son Louis Taliento in 2009; her stepson Bruce Taliento in 1999; and her brothers Paul and James Truman. Surviving are two brothers, Plato Truman of Saco and Theodore Truman of Scarborough; two sisters, Cynthia Mantis of Biddeford and Alice Danas of Lowell, Mass.; two grandchildren; stepdaughter, Janice Bancroft of Raymond; stepson, Robert Taliento of Nashua, N.H.; several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A funeral service was celebrated on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley Street, Saco. Burial will be in St. Demetrios Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial. com Memorial donations in Stella’s name may be made to: St. Demetrios Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco, ME 04072.

LIMINGTON — George Davis McPhail, 81, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Portland. George was born on Jan. 3, 1932, in Portland, the son of John and Irene Olson McPhail. He graduated from Deering High School in 1951 and Gorham State Teachers College in 1955. George advanced his education with a master’s degree plus an Advanced Certificate of Study from the University of Southern Maine. Much of George’s career was as an educator. Early in his career, he was a school principal in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maine. George was also the superintendent of schools at Southern Aroostook Community School District in Island Falls. He retired from Southern Maine Community College, where he was instrumental in creating the Hotel/Restaurant Management Program. After retirement, George and his wife Shirley traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Their travel was highlighted by two summers in Alaska, where he fished for salmon daily. Throughout his life, George was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of a moose hunt in the fall of 2012 with his grandson, Dee-Jay. George was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, Omega Nu Epsilon Fraternity. He was a volunteer teacher for many years at the Criminal Justice Academy and a member of the Maine Innkeepers Association. George and his wife Shirley met in the summer of 1951 while working at Sebasco Estates, a summer resort. George was able to have a second career for many summers in food service. Among the places he worked are Sea Side Inn in Seal Harbor, Rangeley Inn and Camp Kingsley in Raymond. George enjoyed a lifetime of entertaining friends with special meals. He will be missed. He was predeceased by a son, Jack A. McPhail of Gray; and a granddaughter. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Shirley A. Clark McPhail of Limington; daughter, Jill S. McPhail of Casco; sons, David G. McPhail of Bradford and George D. Jr. of Middlebury Vt.; his brother, John B. McPhail Jr. of Woolwich and Zephyrhills, Fla.; sisters, Janice Francis of Florida and Joan A. McPhail of Zephyrhills, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, great-grandson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours were held on Friday, April 19, at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham, where a memorial service was held on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. Private burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Limington Ambulance Services Limington Town Office, P.O. Box 240, Limington, ME 04049.

WEST BALDWIN — Peter W. Milliken, 51, of Portland and formerly of West Baldwin, passed away on April 15, 2013, just one day after his dad’s 89th birthday, at the VA Hospice Center in Togus, ending a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved son of Gordon and Shirley (Estes) Milliken; cherished husband to Lisa (Mitchell) Milliken; step-dad to Scottie Bissonnette, and daddy to Sean. Peter attended Baldwin schools, was a 1980 graduate of Sacopee Valley High School, and completed truck-driving school in 1991. As a child, Peter was a Boy Scout, played little league and soccer, collected Matchbox cars and attended Sunday school in West Baldwin. His best childhood friends were Michael Ward and Jeff Libby. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the West Baldwin Fire Department and had a lifetime membership to the Fryeburg Fair. Peter proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1985 at Ft. Knox, Ky., Fort Carson, Colo., and Baunholder, Germany. He received the Marksmanship Award, Good Conduct Medal and the Army Achievement Award. He spent seven more years in the Army National Guard. He spent most of his working career doing what he loved, driving big rigs as a long haul trucker. Peter was predeceased by his grandparents, Murray and Lucile Milliken and Harold and Hilda Estes. Surviving are his wife, Lisa Mitchell Milliken; their children, Scottie Bissonnette and Sean Milliken of Portland; his parents, Gordon and Shirley Milliken of West Baldwin; his sister, Lynn Dodd of West Baldwin; and several aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. “A life well lived is a precious gift of hope, and strength, and grace; from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.” A memorial service with military honors was held on Monday, April 22, at 3 p.m., at the West Baldwin Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Hospice Unit, VA Maine Care of Voluntary Services, VA Maine HCS, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330. Please make checks payable to: Hospice Unit VA Maine Care of Voluntary Svcs.

James E. DeShon Sr. NORWAY — James Eugene DeShon Sr., 79, of Oxford, died Saturday, April 20, 2013. He was born Sept. 21, 1933, the son of Rita and Stanley DeShon. On Dec. 31, 1952, he married Geraldine Pierce. He was a mason by trade, contributing to many of the buildings in the area. For many years, he and his wife cared for foster children and ran a day care. They also owned and operated Trap Corner Store in West Paris and The Mole Hole Knoll in Oxford. In 2000, he and his wife moved from Oxford to Ryerson Hill in South Paris and wintered in Ocala, Fla. In 2010, they moved to Oxford Meadows in Oxford. James is survived by his wife; a son, James DeShon Jr. of South Paris; three daughters, Darlene Bean of South Paris, Pamela Payne of Oxford and Bethany Card of Oxford; nine grandchildren including Shannon Avery of Casco; seven great-grandchildren including Tyler Avery of Casco and Payson Avery of Casco; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Charles DeShon; and two sisters, Marilyn Osborne and Yvonne Whittemore. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 51 Main Street, South Paris.

Lee H. Hamlin PORTER — Lee Howard Hamlin, 77, of Porter died April 15, 2013 at his home after a long illness. He was born on Jan. 11, 1936 in Lewiston to Edna May (Kilbreth) Hamlin and Dana Howard Hamlin. Lee was educated in Oxford and Gorham schools, groomed and trained standard-bred racehorses professionally, and in his free time was an avid fishermen, trapper, and hunter. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and held the office of high priest. His love for growing things has translated to an entire family of green thumbs and full bellies. He was often found telling stories to anybody who would listen. To know him was to love him. His family was his greatest joy and they all knew it. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jean Ola (Erickson) Hamlin; seven children, Linda Hamlin-Dow of Porter, Dale Hamlin of Wiscasset, Cindy Young of Naples, Don Hamlin of Brownfield, Vickie Woitko of Fryeburg, Lori Hamlin-Suprenard of Porter and Kelly Edwards of Raymond; 26 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren; four sisters, Janet Provencher, June Hamlin, Dorothy Long and Marilyn Wallace; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Leanne Hamlin; a sister, Leahtine McGinnis; a brother, Dana Hamlin; his parents and his stepmother Arlene Hamlin. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Route 25, in Parsonsfield (Kezar Falls). Online condolences may be expressed at:

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Theodore R. Bosworth A graveside service for Theodore R. Bosworth will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Harrison. The U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard will be in attendance. Friends and family are welcome.

Ronald E. Ketchum MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Ronald Ketchum, 43, of Mooresville, N.C., originally from Maine, passed away on Feb. 10, 2013 in Mooresville, N.C. He was born in Brunswick, a son of Roger and Rose Ketchum and graduated from Lake Region High School. He also attended the Gorham schools. Ron enjoyed sports, especially football and baseball, and he loved music. Ron was known for his positive attitude and smile. He is survived by his father, Roger; his mother, Rose; sisters, Melinda Wood and Karen Ketchum; son, Shane; daughter, Alana; and many friends. There will be a gathering at Barker Pond in Hiram/Sebago, Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Ruth George BRIDGTON — Ruth Schwamberg Deaver George died peacefully on Feb. 25, 2013, at the Bridgton Health Care Center after a brief illness. Ruth was born July 30, 1926, in Grunau, Germany, the daughter of Fritz and Auguste Schwamberg. She became an American citizen and came to the United States after WWII. Ruth spent most of her life in Florida after a time in California, where she owned and operated two restaurants. She specialized in German food with a customer favorite of Wiener Schnitzel. During her time in Florida she was a caregiver to several elderly people, and was also a successful commercial artist. She enjoyed painting seascapes of the Florida coastline and also taught art from her home. Later in life, she moved to Bridgton to be closer to her daughter, Linda Macdonald and family. Ruth was predeceased by her three brothers, Kurt, Fritz and Heinz Schwamberg, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dan Macdonald of Bridgton; and her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Deaver of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Kurt and Susan Deaver of Sylacauga, Alabama, and Harry and Cindy George of Castro Valley, California. She is also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Per her request, there will be no funeral and interment will be later in the spring.

The family of Barry Hill wishes to extend our gratitude to all who have supported us during this difficult time. The outpouring of cards, phone calls, e-mails, flowers, food, memorial donations and attendance at his service was sincerely overwhelming and we take solace in knowing that he touched so many.

Frederick C. Murch BRIDGTON — Frederick Charles Murch, 56, of Bridgton, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family and beloved dog after a spirited battle with chronic illness. Fred married Kim Mercier in 1977, and they resided in Amherst, N.H. until they made their home in Bridgton in 1987. A graduate of Wilton High School, in N.H., Fred was a master carpenter, overseeing many prestigious projects, from Maine to Boston, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa. Fred was an avid race car hobbyist, but his greatest love was his wife and three daughters. The Fryeburg Community Chapel, under the direction of Louise Mallet, was especially close to Fred and his family. Fred was predeceased by his grandmother and grandfather, Catherine and Arthur Foster, and mother and father-in-law, Jeanne and Francis Mercier. His beloved survivors include his wife, Kim I. Murch; daughters, Taylor, Shelby and Lindsay Murch; mother, Sandra Murch of Scarborough; father, Charles Murch of Londonderry, N.H.; brothers-in-law, Michael and Kenneth Mercier; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Chris Whitaker; and several special nieces and nephews. Family and friends may attend Visitation on Friday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the North Fryeburg Community Chapel, Fish Street, Fryeburg, with reception to follow. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Jane Flick GRAY — Jane (Hanscom) Flick, 79, of Gray, born on Jan. 29, 1934, passed away on April 16, 2013, at Hospice House of Androscoggin County in Auburn. She grew up in Cape Elizabeth and attended schools there. She was married to Richard E. Flick Sr. for 24 years and had five children. Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and special friends. She enjoyed her flower garden and birds. She loved to knit, do crafts, walking on the beach and looking at the different seasons. Jane was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Clara Hanscom; and her sister, Alora Hanscom Robinson. She is survived by her children, Richard E. Flick Jr. and wife Esther, Gail A. Banarer and husband Robert, Daniel A. Flick, Thunder J. Flick Sr., and Timothy P. Flick; brothers, Robert, Norman and Henry Hanscom; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on May 11, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Naples Grange Hall, 26 Village Green Lane, in front of the Town Office, Naples. 1T17X



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In remembrance of the life of David P. Hunt a military graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Crooked River Cemetery on Route 11 in Naples. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the service at the American Legion Hall on Route 11 in Naples until 4:00 p.m. His children respectfully request the presence of his friends and family.


Obituaries Nancy A. Larrabee, 82, of Bridgton, died on April 12, 2013, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Nancy was born in Portsmouth, N.H. on Oct. 21, 1930, daughter of Frank H. and Louise S. Davis. Nancy graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1948, and Maine General Hospital in 1951. She worked as a nurse in Providence, R.I. and in Portland. Nancy married Edward Larrabee Nov. 19, 1953 and moved to Bridgton in 1955. Once in Bridgton, she helped raise her stepson and three more children. She worked hard around the farm. Along with her husband she helped manage Crystal Lake Campsite in Harrison. She did some bookkeeping work for John Larrabee’s auto parts store. She also did bookkeeping and managing work for Bridgton Highlands, Lake Kezar and Frye Island Golf Courses. In her retirement years, she traveled with her husband to nearly every state in the union. Most of the time, they were in southern Arizona. They both loved it there and made many friends there, as well. Nancy’s last three years were spent at Fryeburg Health Care in the residential wing. She made some good friends there and was well cared for. She enjoyed hiding treats, going to church service and seeing three of her grandchildren come and sing with their school. She loved doing puzzle books, reading and she also played her electric organ years ago. She missed her cat Jazzmen. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Bill and Bob; her daughter Judy; and her husband Ed of 54 years. Surviving is her stepson James R. Larrabee of Bridgton; her daughter Rebecca J. Wehe of Portales, N.M.; and her son Jay D. Larrabee of Bridgton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She will be missed by all. A burial service was held at Center Cemetery in North Hampton, N.H. on Sunday, April 20, 2013. Cards may be sent to Larrabee, 33 Sam Ingalls Road, Bridgton, ME 04009.

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(Continued from Page B) If you do not have Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance and owe any remaining costs, you will receive a bill from the health care provider for that amount. If you already paid your provider, make sure you paid the right amount for that service. This is the amount listed under the “Maximum You May Be Billed” column on your MSN. If you have any questions on the amount you owe to your doctor or health care provider, contact them, directly. Keep in mind that if Medicare refused to pay for the health care service you received, you can ask Medicare to reconsider by filing an appeal. You will know

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BRIDGTON — Alan B. Ordway, of Bridgton, passed away at home due to complications from adrenal cancer on April 24, 2013. Al was a beloved camp director, civic leader, friend and family man. He was a great skier, loved sushi and enjoyed a full life on his farm in the foothills of western Maine with his wife Michelle and their menagerie of pets. Al was born on Feb. 9, 1940, and at two weeks old became a Mainer. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., the location of the hospital closest to Eliot (the town where he was raised). His parents, Newell C. Ordway and Helen Hardy Ordway, built a home in Bridgton in 1947. Here, Al and his sister Ann learned to boat on the waters of Moose Pond and ski on the slopes of Pleasant Mountain. Al graduated from Gould Academy (Bethel) in 1958 and from Yale University in 1962. While in school, Al spent his summers at various camps, beginning as a Boy Scout at Camp William S. Nutter (Acton), where he was proud of his role as bugler at age 14. In 1955, as an Eagle Scout, Al represented the United States at the 8th World Scout Jamboree in Ontario, Canada. Next, he spent a summer working in the kitchen at Camp Keewaydin (Salisbury, Vt.) with other Gould classmates, which he considered one of the best experiences, giving him the skills he needed to be a camp director later in life. He also worked as a waterski and sailing counselor at Wohelo Camps (Raymond) before attending Naval Officers’ Candidate School and completing tours of the Far East and Gulf of Tonkin as a Weapons Officer on the USS Sproston (DD-577) from 1962–1965. In 1965, Al married the love of his life, Michelle S. Ordway (nee Sroka). They settled in Bridgton, initially operating rental cottages (Stack ‘Em Inn), but Al’s heart remained with summer camping, so in 1968 Al and Michelle became the owners and directors of Winona Camps for Boys, located on Moose Pond, where Al had spent his youth. Known for his gentle demeanor, Al spent his professional life as a respected leader of organizations where the growth and mentoring of young people was paramount. For 45 years “Uncle Al,” as he was known, was director and “a second father” to thousands of boys and young men at Winona. Alumni fondly remember his rendition of Father Abraham during Sunday Service or the pride of receiving an award with a handshake from Uncle Al. Always insightful and a leader by example, Uncle Al helped staff members find their own paths toward meaningful lives. Patient beyond compare, he had time for any boy who needed Uncle Al to listen to a story about a recent trip the camper had taken. Al also enjoyed dedicating years of service to his alma mater, Gould Academy. He was a trustee for 29 years (including 24 years as President of the board). In 1998 the new dining hall and meeting center on campus was named Ordway Hall in recognition of Al’s vision and generous leadership to Gould. Al was elected to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen from 1970–1977, and served as Chairman in 1977. He served on many other local boards, including the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of Bridgton’s Bicentennial 1968), the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital (Bridgton) Board of Trustees (President 1972– 1977) and the Ham Charitable Foundation (1997–2013). He served on regional and national boards for youth camping, including Maine Youth Camping Association (1969–1999, President 1984–1987) and the American Camping Association – New England section (1977–1986). His enjoyment of the outdoors extended beyond camp and recreational activities, as he worked to preserve the uniqueness of Maine as the Chairman of the Maine Safe Water Drinking Committee (1988–1989) and as a board member for the Lakes Environmental Association (1994–1995). In 2004 he and Michelle gifted 160 acres of land on the east side of Pleasant Mountain to the Loon Echo Land Trust, helping to protect the mountain, which was so important in his own life, for future generations. Al traveled throughout the United States and Canada as a young ski racer and later as a recreational skier with numerous friends and family members. Many people half his age would comment on how hard they had to work to keep up with his graceful, classic ski style. But even above skiing, Al’s true joy was the time he spent on the Winona Farm with Michelle, raising their two children, caring for the barn animals, reading history books and Navy fiction thrillers, meticulously stacking his wood pile, working on crossword puzzles, watching Red Sox baseball, listening to marching band music or going on walks around camp with one of his dogs. Or, sometimes with a goat, or a llama. It is difficult to quantify the extent of Al’s impact on established organizations such as Winona, Gould, the Town of Bridgton and numerous nonprofit boards. He had as large an impact with informal relationships as well: he was always willing to help people make connections or extend resources for the good of the community. It is equally difficult to adequately explain how special this man was to his employees, colleagues, friends and family. In his senior Gould yearbook, the editors wrote, “All men are dust, but some are gold dust.” With his humility, wisdom and wonderful sense of humor, we know that Al Ordway was a great man and a wicked good Mainer (despite those first two weeks!). He will be missed dearly. He is predeceased by his father Newell Ordway. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Michelle Ordway; son Spencer Ordway and Jennifer Landry of Gorham; daughter Laura Ordway and Stefan Jackson of Bridgton; mother Helen Hardy Ordway of Carmel, Calif.; sister Ann Mahoney and her husband John of Carmel, Calif.; five grandchildren: Stefanie, Alexis, Julia, Jacqueline and Corliss; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Gifts may be made to the Uncle Al Campership Fund (not a tax deductible gift), Winona Camps, 35 Winona Road, Bridgton, ME 04009, or to the Steve Glidden Foundation (a tax deductible gift for Winona Camperships), c/o Winona Camps, 35 Winona Road, Bridgton, ME 04009. Remembrances from Winona alumni or friends may be sent to the above address or emailed to A memorial service to celebrate Al’s life will be scheduled for Fall 2013. Please contact Winona Camps, for further information ( or 207-647-3721).

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(Continued from Page B) profiling or being prejudiced against a certain religion or race of people,” Carter told POLITICO. “But in a time of national crisis, which I believe we are in, all identifiers must be discussed.” An officer in the U.S. Army, Hasan publicly identified himself as a “Soldier of Allah” on Army documents, yet the Army’s top officer, General George Casey, said of the mass murder, “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse. So General, political correctness is more important than the very lives of soldiers under your command? Unbelievable. Our leftist commander-in-

chief suffers from the same willful blindness. “Why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and country resort to such violence?” asked President Obama last Saturday. Uh-duh. Need a clue? It’s the religion, stupid. Obama’s Mini-Me — Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — said on Good Morning America last Sunday that he had no idea why the Tsarnaev brothers would do such a thing. Uh-duh. Need a clue? It’s the religion, stupid. Former Maine Governor John Baldacci, a very liberal Democrat, played down Muslim association when he hosted a Saturday morning

Inside Maine radio talk show last Saturday. He claimed poverty was the major factor in motivating the Tsarnaev brothers to bomb the Boston Marathon. Fellow liberal Ken Altshuler was Baldacci’s obsequious parrot and strongly supported this foolish contention. MSNBC has been trying desperately to disassociate Islam from the Boston bombings. Before the Tsarnaev brothers were identified, its guests tried to blame the Tea Party. After they were identified as Muslims, MSNBC insisted the Chechen Muslim backgrounds of the brothers “had nothing to do” with the bombings. So, why does the left so desperately want to portray

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progressive spin. Already skyrocketing, ammunition sales increased even more as more Americans were suspecting their elected leaders were either fools or worse — they were covering up something. They’re wondering, as I am: • If the Tsarnaevs needed asylum from Chechnya, why did the parents move back? • If they all feared for their lives, why did Tamerlan Tsarnaev go back to visit for six months? • What were the chances that a Saudi national on the terrorist watch list being at the finish line and close enough to be wounded by the blast? • Why did President

Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have emergency meetings with the Saudi Foreign Minister while the Saudi national was held in the hospital as a “person of interest”? • Why was the Wednesday FBI press conference continually postponed during all this? • Why was the Saudi national living in Revere, Mass. when his student visa was for a college in Ohio? • Why does Janet Napolitano profile terrorists as pro-life demonstrators, pro-gun activists, Iraq veterans — but not radical Muslims? Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

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SCOUTS AT THE KETTLE — Patrons of the Bridgton Community Center Community Kettle Dinner on Thursday, April 18 were treated to a wonderful meal prepared and served by Bridgton’s Boy Scout Troop #149. They took time out from their vacation camping trip to participate in this community event. Thank you to each of the Scouts and their wonderful leaders. The next Community Kettle Dinners are: today, April 25 by the Bridgton Lions Club and May 2 by Bridgton’s Economic Development director and fire chief. Don’t miss it from 5 to 6 p.m. at 15 Depot Street. For more information, call 647-3116.

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(Continued from Page B) cable A to red post A, and so on. Their voices sounded weird, as if coming from around a corner and through a thin pillow. “Wait; let me move my car closer,” I heard Mandy say once, and then a revving engine and soon a hasty new voice, “Good! You’re close enough now.” Finally the phone rattled again and I heard my daughter’s voice loud and clear. “We’re all hooked up, Dad,” she said. “Red on red and black on…” I began. “Yeah, yeah, it’s all cool beans,” she said. “Hey kid, you gotta get this right or the batteries could blow up and you’ll be horribly disfigured,” I said,

perhaps a bit sternly. “Ha, ha. I did just as you told me, Dad. I’m sure we’re all good.” “Okay sweetie, now you sit in your car and rev the engine a little and tell your friend to start her car. And when it starts, leave it running for at least 20 minutes,” I said. As I lay there in my tub, I’d already been a dad for 10,342 days. Our two children, Karen’s and mine, were grown now, gone except for visits; our influence had diminished from a steady moment-by-moment flow to hourly, then daily, and now had dribbled down to every few days for Mandy (in college far away), and even less for her brother (working a month at a time on a drill

ship in Brazil). Yes, gone, but still so near. Flesh of our flesh, our blood theirs, closer than spikes driven into a tree, separated by states and hemispheres yet somehow we still breathed the same air — the best friends two parents could ever hope to have. And so I soaked, warm and thankful and so proud of my daughter and her laugh and lightness and helpful spirit, imagining her there alongside a distant darkening evening road with her friend and her jumper cables correctly attached and suddenly I thought again of the electricity and batteries and the coming surge of amps and volts and the conductivity of water and realized, gosh, I probably shouldn’t be lying here in this bathtub.



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