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Not a fit for the Ridge

Residents in uproar over cell tower

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Hio Ridge Road residents are in an uproar over a proposed 130-foot tall AT&T cell phone tower they say will damage both their health and property values. The 20 or so residents who attended the April 22 Planning Board meeting vigorously protested the tower, and have since filed a citizen’s petition that would require a 750-foot setback of any future tower from an existing private home. The amendment to the town’s Tower Ordinance would not, however, be retroactive to April 1, when the plans were first heard by the board and a 90-day review period began. The April 1 pre-application was followed by the April 22 site plan review hearing, which was recessed until May 20, when a special meeting will continue the hearing and the start of deliberations by the board. The citizen’s petition,

signed by 295 residents, was submitted Monday to the town, which declared it valid after a review by the town’s attorney. It asks if voters want to amend the Tower Ordinance by adding the following language:

“A cell phone tower must not be placed within 750 feet of an existing private residence, provided, however, that once a cell phone tower has been authorized and constructed, a landowner may build a building or home on

their own property except within the fall zone of the tower.” Led by Paul Veit, who lives at 246 Hio Ridge Road and is one of the more vocal tower opponents, the petition signatures were gathered in three days. A total of 229 signatures are required for a citizen-initiated referendum, a number that represents 10% of the voters who voted in the last gubernatorial election. Veit said he was outraged when he learned that Bridgton’s Tower Ordinance doesn’t address the proximity of residential homes. The tower, proposed by a partnership of AT&T and American Towers LLC, is planned for 214 Hio Ridge Road, on leased land accessible from Dragonfly Lane owned in trust by John Harmon and other family members. The newer Frost Farm subdivision is nearby, as well as homes on Hio Ridge Road. Short notice? TOWER, Page A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The Town of Casco is gearing up to receive a portion of the $500,000 that was awarded by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The settlement is called a reparation fund, and it was given to towns that had irreversible groundwater protection from The PortlandBangor Waste Oil Site facilities that operated in the 1970s and ’80s. On Tuesday, May 6, an information meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at

the Casco Community Center — providing a forum for public input and giving citizens guidelines for how the money can be spent. The money will be allotted for projects, including education, that protect the town’s groundwater. “This money applies to all of Casco,” Casco Board of Selectmen Chairman MaryVienessa Fernandes said. “Everyone has a viable interest because it about protecting our groundwater, and what is the best way to go about this. We will be looking at the short-term and long-

term projects,” she said. “We’d like to hear what townspeople have to say,” she said. A group of concerned stakeholders met most recently in early March, and also late last year, to outline some of the ways that the money could be allotted. The town enlisted the assistance of Kate McDonald and Heather True, with Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District. “One thing we talked about is implementing a hazardous material drop-off day twice a year,” Fernandes said.

“We’d probably have the townspeople pay for half of it so that the program could last longer,” she said. A long-range project will be” looking at sensitive aquifers” for the possibility of setting aside land for “public well water,” she said. Near the top of the project list is the replacement of residential septic systems that are faulty, leaking, or approaching the end of their lifespan, she said. “All these things will play a pivotal role in protecting our groundwater,” Fernandes said.

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer A citizens’ petition has been filed to stop Bridgton Selectmen from going for-

ward with plans to spend up to $325,000 to stabilize the Town Hall. On the ballot for Tuesday, June 10, is a referendum for

a Town Hall Ordinance that would stop the town from “reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation, restoration or repairs” to the Town Hall during fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. Only “normal or emergency repairs” would be allowed. The proposed ordinance would also make available any “monies raised from real estate tax revenue, grants or trust funds” for “other town needs.” What is meant by “other town needs” is not specified, but Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said Tuesday he believes the petitioners want to earmark the funds for the Depot Street project so that the proposed use of $128,000 in TIFF money will not be necessary. A total of 313 valid signatures were included in the

petition, which is 84 more names than required under state laws for citizens’ petitions. A citizens’ petition must be signed by at least 10% of residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election. Among those who signed the petition were Nelle Ely, Richard Dana, Chuck Renneker and Mark Lopez. Berkowitz said that if the referendum question is approved, “it will make null and void any appropriations in the budget” proposed for the 2014–2015 fiscal year. After much discussion, selectmen decided, at their last meeting, to go ahead with spending money to stabilize the building, even though there had been some talk of putting the work off or even tearing the building down. To PETITION, Page 14A

TOWER LOCATION — The land directly behind this home on Frost Farm Road is approximately where the proposed AT&T cell phone tower would be sited.

PASTOR GARRET MEUSER stands next to the old Casco Alliance Church, which is in the process of being repainted. Members of the congregation have planned a weekend of activities to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the church. (De Busk Photo)

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Church dates Casco set to receive settlement back to WWI

Petition would put off hall plans Police chief resigns, Potvin interim

Detective Sgt. FRYEBURG — Joshua Potvin Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin has been appointed as acting Police Chief of the Fryeburg Police Department, succeeding Philip Weymouth, who has resigned. Potvin is a decorated 18-year veteran of law enforcement and is working toward finishing his bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice and has plans to obtain his master’s degree in the future. The appointment was made on Thursday, April 17. During his time in the law enforcement field, Potvin has served as a patrol sergeant for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office: team leader on the emergency scuba diving team and has managed police personnel and specialized units for several years. Potvin started his law enforcement career conducting marine patrol in the Town of Harpswell by enforcing marine conservation and boating safety laws. Potvin has also served a term on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Canine Advisory Board and assisted in policy development. After 15 years with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Potvin accepted a contracted position with the U.S. Department of State conducting Diplomatic Security and explosive K-9 training at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. After his oversees deployment Potvin returned to the U.S. and began serving as a reserve officer for the Fryeburg Police Department in January 2012. Potvin was promoted to POTVIN, Page 13A

Candidates vye for Bridgton seats By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer The hot competition in this year’s local elections is for a seat on the SAD 61 Board of Directors. Two seats are available, and four people are running. For the one-year seat, former school board member Karla Swanson-Murphy is up against newcomer Charles Peter Mortenson (not to be confused with Peter Morrison, who resigned earlier this year). The three-year seat pits incumbent Cynthia LeBlanc against Lee MartelBearse, the latter of whom

was appointed to fill out Morrison’s term. Two three-year selectmen’s seats are available, and incumbents Paul Hoyt and Bernie King are running again. Brian Thomas is also running again for another three-year term on the Planning Board, and the board’s Alternate position has no declared candidate. Write-in votes could decide the Alternate seat, or selectmen could make an appointment until the next election in November. ANDIDATES, Page 14A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — At the turn of the century, women dressed glamorously in long dresses with bustles and bows. The Gibson Girl was hailed as the archetype for American women. However, the course of women’s fashion changed in 1914 when the United States of America entered into World War I. As men enlisted in the U.S. military, women assumed the vacant roles in the work force and dressed in less feminine attire. “Certainly, the war affected women’s clothing,” Laurel Cebra said. “They had just started the assembly line for the Model ‘A’ Ford in 1914. Women went to work in factories and on the farms,” she said. Cebra, a longtime Naples resident, has been delving into that time period in Maine’s history. She has been collecting items from that era for an exhibit that will be part of the 100year celebration of the Casco Alliance Church. Committee Chairman and Casco resident Bob McDonald has also been busy as the church prepares for the centennial anniversary. In 1914, the church started in Casco with the formation of a prayer group, which met at various homes in the area. The CHURCH, Page 14A

Burglars strike at Casco library By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO —When most people think of the types of public buildings that are typically targeted by burglars, pharmacies, banks and convenience stores come to mind. Certainly, a library would not seem like the most lucrative place to rob. But, when a staff member opened the Casco Public Library on Sunday, she noticed that a few things were out of place. According to Library Director Caroline Paradise, a light was on that had been turned off the night before. That was what had alerted the employee, who then discovered the broken window and contacted the police. The library had been burglarized, she said. “They crashed the window in, hit the money drawer, LIBRARY, Page 14A

BROKEN — A window of the Casco Public Library was smashed sometime Saturday, and somebody entered the library and stole money from the cash drawer. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crime. (De Busk Photo)

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Wedding bells at amphitheater? quick ceremony,” she said. The application would “say they don’t need any decorations because the area itself is decorative,” Powers said. Naples resident Doug Bogdan spoke on the topic of how the amphitheater is used. “Town-sponsored events are wonderful. Weddings are private. There would be a chance for a sidewalk to be closed to the public for a ceremony,” he said. Board members agreed that the prospective brides and grooms might not want passers-by wandering into photos either. Powers said the application checklist would have a limited time frame for use of the facility as well as “a clause so that people are aware it is taking place in a public space.” Earlier, during the discussion, Goodine had asked whether the amphitheater use should be for Naples residents only, or extended to all Mainers, people from other states. Naples resident Bob Neault, who is also the Causeway Restoration Committee Chairman, said that the concept of a fixed bridge and revamped Causeway was sold to the state transportation department as a project for the region — not just Naples residents. Therefore, the opportunity to have a wedding ceremony at the amphitheater should be extended to everyone, he said.

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TORN DOWN — The Naples building that has housed four different eating establishments in the past 30 years, was demolished last week to make way for the construction of a new Dunkin’ Donuts store. (Photo courtesy of Kirsten Hewes)

Piece of Naples history erased By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — When Kirsten Hewes drove past the restaurant that for 15 years she had owned and operated, and saw that the building had been demolished, she burst into tears. She was not totally surprised by her emotions as she stared at the pieces of lumber and sections of metal roofing lying in a heap on the ground. After all, she and her husband Harry held their wedding “rehearsal dinner there at Sydney’s,” Hewes said. “I went through two pregnancies and raised two children while we owned Sydney’s. For 15 years, we had the same staff — the same chef and the same dishwasher,” she said. On March 23, the building that, for almost 30 years

housed four different eating establishments, was torn down. In the coming weeks, a new Dunkin’ Donuts store will be constructed in its place. In 1993, when Hewes and three other people purchased the restaurant from Bob Leclerc, the Naples community knew it as The Country Squire. Before that business got a foothold, it was a drivethrough lobster and seafood joint. “Oh, it’s been here forever,” Hewes said. “It was an institution in this town. Now, it is going to be a Dunkin’ Donuts. I like Dunkin’ Donuts, but I was saddened to see the building go,” she said. The restaurant with the brick exterior had a history with the locals in Naples. For Hewes, that history

is personal. It is one that is intertwined with friendships, hardships, and a dedicated entrepreneurship attitude. “I had a ton of laughs there and great friends I made over the years, and great customers that I don’t see any more after we sold it,” she said. “I had a great staff. We would sit down after the shift and have a glass of wine together, and talk about the night,” she said. Two marriages resulted from employees who met at Sydney’s. One was between Chef Frank Merced and Elaine, who now own Merced’s on Brandy Pond. Also, a bus boy and a waitress met at their place of work. Now, they have been married for ten years and have two children, Hewes said. “We have had tragedies, too,” Hewes said. A server was hit by a vehi-

cle on Route 302, just outside the restaurant. Another employee, who had been with Sydney’s for 14 years, suffered a head injury while removing his docks for the winter. “When you are together for 15 years, you see the good, the bad and the ugly,” she said. In its heyday, Sydney’s was a restaurant with a reputation as one of the best places to eat in the region. The staff dressed to the nines; and Hewes ran a tight ship. “We put a lot of heart and sweat and tears in there, and it really paid off,” Hewes said. “Most of that is due to the fact that I had a consistent staff year after year after year,” she said. So, for the people who sat down for a meal, the food and TORN, Page A

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Future brides are hoping the Town of Naples says, ‘I do’ and allows marriage ceremonies to be conducted at the Causeway amphitheater. Already, a resident of Casco, who is planning her summer wedding, has asked the town office staff about using the venue, according to Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine. At this time, there are no policies in place to allow private parties to use the amphitheater on the Causeway. In fact, no rules have been put on paper regarding the amphitheater’s use. “We need to get the rules in place. We have just been delinquent of doing that,” Selectman Rick Paraschak said. The Naples Board of Selectmen agreed to draft a policy so that people could hold marriage ceremonies at the scenic spot. The consensus during Monday’s meeting: The amphitheater could serve as the site for a marriage ceremony; but, it would not be permissible for newlyweds to hold their wedding reception there. Selectman Christine Powers cut to the chase, offering to put something on paper so that people planning to tie the knot in that locale could do so. “If someone fills out an application, they can do a

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SAD 61 hearing, budget meeting The annual SAD 61 district budget meeting will be held this Tuesday, May 6 in the Lake Region High School gymnasium starting at 7 p.m. Taxpayers will act upon a proposed $29,134,933 budget. The warrant contains 12 articles. They include: Article 2: Regular instruction (K-12), $9,537,716 Article 3: Special Education, $5,144,353 Article 4: Career and Technical Education, $1,401,460 Article 5: Other instruction, $479,733 Article 6: Student and Staff support, $2,615,595 Article 7: System Administration, $858,875 Article 8: School Administration, $1,296,610 Article 9: Transportation and Buses, $1,630,648 Article 10: Facilities and Maintenance, $3,233,224 Article 11: Debt Service and other Commitments, $2,202,704 Article 12: All other Expenditures, $100,000 Articles 13-18 include General Fund Budget Revenue items, including $50,000 for community use of facilities, $50,000 for food service and $50,000 for capital reserve Article 19: Adult Education, $584,015. Prior to the budget meeting, SAD 61 will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in the gym regarding the Songo Locks School water system.

DONATION TO REC PROGRAMS — Members of Tai Chi Maine gathered at the Bridgton Town Hall for a presentation of their semi-annual contribution to the Bridgton Recreation Department. Sue Black, treasurer of Tai Chi Maine, presented Rec Director Gary Colello with the group’s donation of over $900 which will help support the spring and summer kids’ sports programs sponsored by the Bridgton Rec. Tai Chi Maine is a nonprofit

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(Continued from Page A) the service was consistent. “While Naples is a huge tourist area, we focused on making sure that the locals were part of our customer base,” she said. The Hewes offered loyalty punch cards and provided a free Christmas party at the end of the year. “We really catered to the locals,” she said. Over the years, the interior of the building changed. When Kirsten Hewes bought the restaurant, it was closed for about three months for renovations. Several years later, she and Harry bought out the co-owners. A decade passed. Opting for more family time, the Hewes sold a thriving dining establishment and focused on their retail businesses. The new owners kept the name, but the restaurant closed its doors in 2011. Around that time period, some of the kitchen appliances were sold during a public auction. Then, for slightly more than a year, VillageSide Restaurant and Pub occupied that spot. After 14 months, in mid-September 2013, VillageSide owners announced the restaurant was going out of business because the building they leased was in the process of being sold. Businessman Larry Morton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, “Once again, thank you for your patronage. The VillageSide is now closed.” “It was a great time. Thank you to our loyal staff for making it fun, for going above and beyond and staying committed to the cause. We met a lot of great people,” he said. “Thank you, and ‘til next time, ‘Happy meals,’” Morton wrote.


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zero dollars. The mil rate set by the state for schooling is not the same as the town mil rate. The town mil rate is determined using education cost, municipal costs and county costs, whereas the state education mil rate is determined by the state, which is 8.1 this year. Scenario 1B was selected as being the most favorable. Under this scenario, Fryeburg, Brownfield and Stow will pay 20% of the cost of the new school based on their town’s valuation because they receive state subsidies. Denmark, Stow, Stoneham, Sweden and Lovell will pay the remaining 80% based on their town’s valuation because they do not receive state subsidies. The amount paid in each of these percentage is based on the towns in the district are valued. The district is only responsible for 34% of the cost of the project. With interest, the project reaches $29 million — 34% of that is roughly $10,164,294 the district will pay. Debt service for the first year will be $621,265 which from there the yearly cost will continue to decline.


By Emily Gillette Contributing Writer The current cost-sharing proposal for the new C.A. Snow School was determined by a 10-9 vote back in February of this year. The idea behind this method was that all district taxpayers contribute to the school, and no one would be paying

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The bid proposals are in. Now, the Town of Casco faces the task of bringing on board an assessing company before the new fiscal year. With the recent property revaluation complete, it is still necessary to have a town assessor. “The assessor deals with changes: Sales of property or changes such as subdividing property, veterans exemption applications, forest farm applications,” Casco Town Manager Dave Morton said. “We get a few hundred building permits a year. The assessor has to pick up that information to establish values of properties,” he said. “It requires constant maintenance,” he said. The bid proposals for town assessor were received last week, giving members of the Casco Board of Selectmen a few weeks to review the details before conducting interviews. According to Morton, the companies vying for the job 1 Depot Street • Bridgton



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Bridgton Police blotter Residents in uproar over proposed cell tower Gaumont responded. Fluids were reported to be leaking from the vehicle. 11:16 p.m. Loud party music was going on for hours at or near a business on Route 302 in West Bridgton near Mountain Road. Thursday, April 24 On 04/24/2014 at approximately 1200 hours, Tyson L. Garcia, 37, of North Bridgton Road in Bridgton was charged with operating after suspension, attaching false plates and refusing to submit to arrest or detention by Bridgton Police Officer Phillip Jones. 4:48 p.m. An accident with personal injury was reported to have occurred when a car hit a telephone pole just before 173 South Bridgton Road, and Officers McCormick and Jones responded. 6:50 p.m. Officer McCormick responded to a report by a resident of Old Elm Road of getting repeated hang-upcalls from an out-ofstate phone number. 10:06 p.m. Dale R. Page, 30, of Page Road in Poland was arrested on warrants for domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and violating conditions of release by Officers Smolinsky and McCormick. Page was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. 10:31 p.m. A sedan-type car was reported to be driving all over the road on North High Street, just past the Causeway in West Bridgton. 10:52 p.m. A disturbance was reported on Corn Shop Road in Harrison. 11:50 p.m. Sean P. O’Brien, 24, of Baker Road in Freeport was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Friday, April 25 11:47 a.m. A girl who said she was seven years old called police to say she was in the woods playing in the area of South High Street. 12:01 p.m. A person’s grandfather was reported missing since 7:30 a.m. that morning on Waterford Road. 12:30 p.m. Arlene G. Learned, 72, of Beaver Creek Farm Road in Bridgton was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by A stop at the Loon Bridgton Police Officer means a journey into Josh Muise. an ever-changing 12:34 p.m. A Pepsi truck world that delights was said to be creating a the senses — truly a traffic hazard at Main and unique gift shop Depot Streets. 1:13 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen at OPENS FOR SEASON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 Hannaford. 4:33 p.m. A caller said her vehicle was in the ditch off Wildwood Road and South High Street. 90 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), So. Casco, Maine 655-5060 11:13 p.m. An accident OPEN WED. THRU SUN. 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. with personal injury was reported at 600 Hio Ridge *Bring this ad to receive offer. May not be used in conjunction with other sales and discounts. Road. When police arrived, the vehicle was on its side and the horn was blaring. 11:35 p.m. A mixed breed dog had been seen in the area of Maple Street for the past couple of weeks, and it was barking. Saturday, April 26 12:30 p.m. Arthur W.

These incidents appears on the Bridgton Police Department blotter between the dates of Monday, April 21, and Sunday, April 27 (this is a partial listing). Monday, April 21 8:30 a.m. Officer Muise helped take care of a vehicle that had gone off the road on Reynolds Road and become stuck in the mud. 11:58 a.m. Officer Quinan responded to a report that two dogs had been barking all morning on Hio Ridge Road. 7:49 p.m. A black lab was running up and down the road on Maple Street. 10:51 p.m. Three juvenile males were on the side of the road, mooning people, on Harrison Road near Iredale Street. 11:42 p.m. Justin A. Parsons, 25, of Main Street in Brownfield was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear for operating after suspension by Officers McCormick and Smolinsky. Parsons was released on bail. Tuesday, April 22 9:30 a.m. Officer Jones responded to a Kilborn Drive resident who said someone was parked on the private road after going around the barricades. 2:55 p.m. A white-colored terrier was reported missing in the area of Green Street. 9:20 p.m. Officers Smolinsky and McCormick responded after a resident said her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend refused to leave the residence after being ordered to leave. Wednesday, April 23 11:53 a.m. Keith A. Neubert, 48, of 9 Flagg Mill Road in Naples was charged with operating with an expired license more than 90 days by Officer Jones. 12:15 p.m. Karen M. Morton, 50, of Oakwood Circle in Naples was charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford by Officer Jones. 8:18 p.m. An accident with personal injury occurred in the area of 252 Kansas Road after a car hit a deer, and Officers Reese and


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(Continued from Page A) At the April 22 hearing, abutting residents complained they were only given six days’ notice of the meeting. Board Chairman Steve Collins said the notices were postmarked as having been mailed 12 days before the meeting as required by the town. Attorney Barry Hobbins of Saco, representing the applicants, said there was “no grand conspiracy” to keep residents in the dark about the tower plan, and that work began last fall to prepare the application after meeting with town officials. The actual application was submitted seven weeks before April 22, he said. AT&T has antennas on the Shawnee Peak and Sam Ingalls Road towers, among others in town, he said, but the Hio Ridge Road site is needed to provide the type of high-speed data transfer and 4G connectivity required by today’s smart phones and devices. A site acquisition company proposed the site, and he said he’ll bring along site acquisition representatives to the May 20 meeting to explain their reasoning in chosing the site. The plans call for a “fall zone” of 162.6 feet from any nearby residences, which reflects 125% of the tower’s height as the ordinance requires. It will be surrounded by a chain-link fence and include an 11.5 ft. by 24ft. building with a diesel generator to maintain signal strength in case of power outages. The tower will be of a newer monopole type, which is designed to collapse on itself and does not need to be supported by guy wires like the old lattice-pole towers. It will not need to be lighted because its height is less than the 200-foot height required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Collins said the proposed noise levels from the generator may exceed what’s allowed in the ordinance, and that the problem will need to be addressed. Hio Ridge Road resident Chuck Renneker said the generator will get a test run around once a week, and others said up to four generators will be needed if, as planned, other companies co-locate antennas on the tower. Fire Chief Glen Garland said he’d like the town to reserve the right,


as well, to use the tower for emergency communications. Hobbins said Bridgton’s Tower Ordinance is “one of the more inclusive” ordinances he has seen, and he has overseen 175 cell tower applications dating back to the early days of cell tower construction in the 1990s. Balloon a bust? The Planning Board agreed to require another balloon test after hearing from many of the residents that windy conditions April 17, when the test was done, prevented them from accurately gauging how far above the tree line the tower would be. Hobbins said the height of trees in the neighborhood is between 50 and 75 feet. They also said the balloon was fully aloft only for a matter of 30 seconds or more at a time. “I bought my land because I have a view,” said Renneker, who lives at 380 Hio Ridge Road. “Now I got a great view of that balloon.” The board set a date of this Saturday, May 3, for a second balloon test and a site walk. The balloon test will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Health effects? Carol Ayers was the most vocal among those who opposed the tower because of the adverse effects she said it would have on people’s health. She said many studies have been done indicating the harmful effects of repeated exposure to electromagnetic radiation, including cancer, and while such effects have not yet been proven, the effects will someday be as irrefutable as the effects of cigarette smoking. Hobbins responded by saying that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is clear in stating that the health effects of cell towers may not be raised when considering their placement and permitting. He added that the signals being emitted are not “microwaves,” as several residents said. “This is lowpower FM signals.” That prompted Paul Veit to shout at Hobbins. “You’re destroying our life!” he said. His wife, Judy Veit, said the planning board needs to go beyond looking at the proposal in purely academic terms. “You will be unfair to

my family and me. That isn’t what I moved to Maine for, to have a big tower in my neighborhood. You would not like that in your yard.” When the issue of noise from four diesel generators was raised, Hobbins was quick to rule it out of order. “I’m not interested in what Verizon or T-Mobil does. You can’t punish the applicant” for some other company’s plans, he said. Each co-locator would have to come back to the board for approval to co-locate on the tower. Paul Veit said his online research on the effects of cell towers on property values estimates a 30% drop in the value of a home located close by a cell tower. Referring to the eight or nine collapsing mobile homes at various locations on the Harmon land, he said, “The site looks so bad, it’s affected our property values already.” Then came the only point in the meeting when the audience approved, and even applauded, when Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker said he has declared the Harmon land a junkyard, and will be taking action to order that the dilapidated mobile homes be removed. Hobbins acknowledged mistakes have been made in the past in siting cell phone towers, and that is why tower companies much prefer if possible to find sites in nonresidential areas. He said a tower proposal in Bar Harbor was killed after residents there organized to oppose it, but he added that Bar Harbor residents have “deeper pockets” than Bridgton residents.

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No contest for selectmen seats By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Incumbent Harrison Selectmen Matt Frank and Richard St. John will face a challenge from Donald Wooley in local elections on Tuesday, June 10. A third selectmen’s seat is being sought by Richard Sykes to fill a one-year vacancy. Barbara Varricchio, who has served a year on the Planning Board, is now

seeking a three-year term, and is not opposed. A fiveyear seat on the Appeals Board is vacant, as Mary Ann Crowell has decided not to run again. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and voting will take place at the Harrison Town Office. The Town Meeting will be held the next evening, on Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Elementary School gym.

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ANOTHER SUCCESS — The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce had another successful After Hours recently. The Chamber would like to thank their hosts this month, Sunrise Management in Bridgton, along with Campfire Grille and their deliciously catered treats. Members and guests came to mingle about in the heated outside tent. The sun was shining, the smiles were bright and the surrounding scenic area was beautiful. A good time was indeed, had by all.

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STEVE SUDDUTH has been named as the new Board President for the American Camp Association, New England. Steve has been involved with the ACA New England since 1999, and has advised ACA New England and the national American Camp Association (ACA) on legislative matters since 2008. He is the owner and co-director of Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark, where he has been for 30 years. Steve manages the family business and co-directs camp with family members, Carol Sudduth (mother), Susie Hammond (sister), David Sudduth (brother), and his daughter Samantha participates as Social Media Coordinator. try, Sudduth has received several awards and recognitions including the ACA National Service Award, the MYCA Halsey Gulick Service Award, ACA, New England Leadership Award, and the ACA, New England Service Award.  “The American Camp Association, New England has a rich history with roots in organized camping which has served children for eight gen-

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(Continued from Page A) Worringham, 75, of Hummingbird Lane in Denmark was arrested for operating under the influence by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont. Mr. Worringham was released on personal recognizance. 4:57 p.m. Yet another caller called in with concerns about the stray dog in the area of Maple Street.

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Oscar-winning director profiles a musical life FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents Oscarwinning director Jonathan Demme’s Enzo Avitabile Music Life on the big screen on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. Demme’s latest musical profile shines a light on Neapolitan jazz fusion saxophonist and singer-songwriter Enzo Avitabile. This project is the fruit of two artists’ reciprocal esteem for one another. It is also the result of many years spent following the musical artistry of Enzo Avitabile, a wellknown figure on the world music scene recognized for his passion for research of new sounds and musical experimentation.

Music has always played a decisive role in Demme’s films. Over the years, this passion has been expressed in stunning videos of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, New Order and The Pretenders, and above all, a series of critically acclaimed documentaries (including the nonpareil Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense, and three features will Neil Young). His other documentaries have taken him from the life of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to true stories as riveting as his fiction films in locations as diverse as Haiti and New Orleans. “I was listening to a radio program while driving across the George Washington

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Bridge in New York six years ago, when I first encountered the music of Enzo Avitabile, and my life changed. I was determined to meet him, and two years later I had the chance to do so while visiting Naples. We agreed to try and collaborate together on a filmed musical portrait. This dream became a reality when I had the opportunity to return to Naples and Enzo invited guest musicians from around the world to play his music. Enzo Avitabile Music Life is the result of that amazing week spent with a brilliant man of music, including visits across Naples and a special return to his magical birthplace, Marianella.” — Jonathan Demme Enzo Avitabile Music Life gives us the incredible opportunity to experience a story told through the eyes of one of the great-

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A former Bridgton resident, C.J. Pike, recently released a new book, entitled Amelia’s Garden. Amelia’s Garden is a story about a young single mother mouse. Amelia is able to keep up with all of her household chores and still have time to get out and have some fun with her friends. She is especially fond of gardening, and one day finds a delightful surprise in her vegetable garden. Amelia’s Garden is the brainchild of Maine author, C.J. Pike. This is Pike’s first children’s book, but won’t

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Opinion & Comment

May 1, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page A

Dark Side of the Sun by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist

Monet, that’s what I want

“Did you ever wonder why Monet painted so many paintings of water lilies? Were they his favorite subject: or did he just crank them out because he ‘knew how’ to paint them and didn’t have to put a lot of effort into them? The answer is ‘no’ to both questions! Monet painted them over and over because once was not enough.” — Living a Life in Art All of us, at one time or another in living our lives of art, understand exactly how Monet felt when he put a pencil in his pocket and then sat down too quickly. Or was that Manet? I always get them mixed up and surely one of the two should have changed his or her name had he or she known how much confusion they were going to cause those of us living a life in art centuries further on. Anyway, we’ve all cranked out some water lilies at one time or another, particularly during those soul-satisfying hours when we’ve found ourselves lost in a swamp with only watercolors and a curly piece of birch bark. There’s a trick to painting water lilies, as Monet knew, and he obviously had it down pat: one of his paintings recently sold for forty-three million dollars — which is more than I have made from the sale of all my paintings put together! Life isn’t fair. Whatever Monet’s method, I never learned it. I usually paddle quietly up to the water lily, grasping it firmly but artistically by its stalk and then applying a coating of base, mixing some mustard with aqua green, and with broad but painterly strokes slathering pigment on the top of the plant MONET, Page 10A

A confluence of nerds Views from the Uppermost House by S. Peter Lewis BN Columnist

Last week, I attended a fancy awards/ scholarship function at the University of Maine in Orono with my wife Karen; she being there because she was among the rarefied few on the Dean’s List. Dressing appropriately was a challenge for me. I wear Docksiders because they’re comfy and I can slip them on and off without bending over or fussing with laces. It’s a convenience thing. (At 54, what isn’t?) My Docksiders are the best shoes I have, but they’re also my every-day shoes (e.g., gardening), so they’re sort of, well, distressed. So before I headed to the Orono shindig, I sprayed Pledge Orange Oil furniture polish on them, gave them a good wipe down with an old sock, and touched up a few places with a black Sharpie. Not the best choices, probably, but handy, and the shoes smelled nice.

(Don’t tell Karen about this.) As Karen and I were walking across the parking lot to the gala event, hand in hand, she looked at me sternly and said, “Don’t be weird, okay,” and I pretended to be all offended and said, “What? what?” with the appropriate pre-apologetic hand gestures. She just resterned her gaze and I got the point. As we entered the place, blinded briefly by the glare of sheer intellect that filled the air, I lost my appropriate-social-behavior bearings for a moment and heard Karen say behind me, loudly and under her breath, “Hat! Hat!,” and so I took off my ratty baseball cap and then shook some bald guy’s hand. Well, this turned out to be a total nerd convention, with falutin language so high that the speaker’s jokes went right past me without even ruffling my ear hair. These were the kind of people, who laugh hysterically when someone quips, E equals emcee cubed. There were jokes about nitrification (whatever that is), a one-liner about some kind of parasite, and one particularly humorous story (that I almost understood) about the earth’s crust, which had everyone just howling. The whole evening would have been funner if I knew more Latin. At one point, I turned to the other deer-in-the-headlights husband next to me (Vince, a carpenter) and commented, “You’re not wearing a tie, either,” and he just said, “Allergic,” and we were instant pals. NERDS, Page 12A

Planning Front by Anne Krieg Bridgton Director of Planning, Economic & Community Development

Spring update

Hello all! I am very happy that it’s looking like spring — everyone has a sign they see as the true sign of spring. The sign of spring for me is when the street sweeper is out and about! This month marks my second anniversary of working with the town of Bridgton; it’s been a great two years and I feel like things are moving along positively here! I am almost on a smooth sail with Community Development Block Grant paperwork, which is great! Depot Street is moving along with the design and construction plans; the bid for the Bridgton Community Center windows will be out soon; the reviews for the second phase of Rufus Porter Museum façade work on Main Street are underway, as well as that the service work is progressing well with Community HELP, the Community Kettle dinner, and the Food Pantry. The week of April 21 was Community Development Block Grant Program week — the program is 40 years old so it reigns as one of the longest grant programs in our nation’s history. The budget process is moving forward to June town meeting. I hope to see you there! I have always loved the annual town meeting; everyone can come and have a say in how the town spends their tax revenue. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a say! Event planning is also underway. A music fest at Shawnee Peak is in the works, and planning for the Village Folk Fest in August is also progressing. Staff is also planning the selectmen’s Volunteer/Staff Appreciation cook out at Camp Wildwood in June. If you are on a board or PLANNING, Page 10A

It Dawned on Me by Dawn De Busk BN Columnist

Product loyalty can be a let-down

My father’s hairstyle has endured for five-and-a-half decades. It is straight from the 1950s — a combination of James Dean and Elvis, a result of my dad’s southern California upbringing. In fact, when he was 15 years old, he worked in a cement factory. He asked the other guys working there what they used to remove the cement from their hair. They recommended Prell shampoo and VO5 conditioner. That regiment stuck. As long as I can remember, my dad wore his hair slicked back with VO5 hair gel. In 1992, while visiting me in Anchorage, my dad was devastated that he couldn’t find his VO5 at the store in Kenai. It had been temporarily out of stock. Most of the conversation that morning revolved around VO5. He told me how a store clerk had talked him into buying an alternative product. He complained that the hairstyling product left a residue in his hair, and it was driving him nuts. To top it off, this happened months after Heinz hot ketchup had slipped from the grocery store shelves into obscurity. Probably everyone knows about Heinz ketchup. Some people may even remember the TV commercial that showed an upside down Heinz bottle over a burger or a hotdog, the thick condiment slowly making its way toward the meal to Carly Simon’s song, Anticipation. The company’s hot ketchup was one of my dad’s mainstays. Now, it is only available in small doses for three LOYALTY, Page 10A

PEPSI, a Maine Search and Rescue dog, will visit the Spaulding Memorial Library in Sebago this Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. as part of the “Lost But Found Safe and Sound” demonstration.

Letters Thank you

To The Editor: The Sweden Emergency Fund would like to thank area businesses Food City, Hannaford of Bridgton and Walmart in Oxford, which made donations to our “Celebration of Soups” supper on April 3. We also want to thank all people who made soup, stew or chowder plus desserts. It was a great success. Fourteen different soups, a great variety of breads, desserts and drinks were served. Thank you to Ronald Sislane for the wonderful posters. Alberta Ridlon Committee Chairwoman

Essence of America

of man’s strengths is his desire to improve his station in life. One of man’s weaknesses is that without checks against this desire for more and more, people in government as well as the private sector will become oppressive. It is a fact of life — power needs to be held in check to prevent abuse. In the private sector (without government interference), man’s ingenuity and competitiveness will keep businesses from abusing either their customers or their employees. In a free market economy, abuses of this nature will cause the business to lose customers or employees or both. In government, because it is by nature monopolistic, it is more difficult to prevent the government from abusing its power and becoming corrupt. The Founders’ approach to controlling government’s accumulation of power and its inevitable corruption and abuse, devised a multi-level plan: First, they redefined the role of government. From the people working for the state to the state protecting and preserving the inalienable rights of the people. They divided the government into three co-equal branches, each with specific responsibili-

ties and checks and balances against the dominance of one branch. They limited the federal government to mostly external affairs and to a few areas that affect the relations between the states (see U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8). They reserved all other rights to the states and the people (U.S. Constitution, Amendments 9 and 10). By limiting the powers that government can have and giving unlimited powers to the states and the people, the Founders forged the means to keep the tendency of government to take more and more power to it.    In the early 20th century, when Progressivism and other top down state dominating societies (Communism, Nazism, Fascism and Socialism) set out to reorder societies. What they all had in common was the idea that government could do things better than a free society could. The common threads were redistribution of wealth; elimination of private property and the removal of the Creator from public discourse. The results have been totalitarian disasters.    In our own immediate surrounds, we have Progressive politicians, crony capitalists

and redistribution of wealth advocates who are trying to reshape our fair towns regardless of the mayhem it may cause to our Constitution and the rights of a minority of citizens.   Jock MacGregor North Sebago

Broken dreams

To The Editor: I took a walk down Hio Ridge Road last night. It was the saddest walk I ever took. I have lived here for nine years. It has been the most enjoyable time of my life. It was my dream home. I put every penny I could into purchasing my home. It is the only real asset I have. I have recently been struggling with tumors, so I was very glad to have an asset in case of emergency — in case I need to somehow provide for my wife. I received the news six days before the planning board was to meet that a tower would be placed next to my property that is about 13 stories high (130 feet). I looked up the home value loss in the shadow of a tower. Most sites agree it is a 30% reduction in value.

To The Editor: Among the many unalienable rights with which we are born, Life, Liberty and Property are the most important because they encompass all of our other rights. These three rights are the three legs that support a free society; if LETTERS, Page A any one or more of these supports are removed, a free and just society will collapse to be replaced by a totalitarian society of one stripe or another, which, if America should fall may push the world into another Dark Age. In our Constitution each of society’s three main supports (Life, Liberty or Property) is equally important and equally dependent upon the other two. Life without Liberty and Property is slavery. Liberty is the freedom to pursue our potential as we see fit while respecting others Life, Liberty and Property.  Our Property includes our life as well as our possessions and without property we have no Liberty or Life. A BIG WIND’S END RESULT — Q-Team Tree Service of Naples was called out after The Founders of our great last week’s heavy wind to remove this tree from a local town road. country recognized that one

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Tree Talk New diplomacy A Poet’s No out-of-state firewood is OK

By Robert Fogg Guest Writer Winter is finally over and summer is just around the corner. Warm sunny days induce a need to get outside, to “go up to camp.” What’s the first thing you want to do when you get to camp? Build a campfire. That’s all well and good as long as the firewood you use was obtained locally. If the wood came from out of state, there could be a problem. Invasive insects may be hitching a ride on the wood or under the bark. Insects, such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorn Beetle have already been found as close as Massachusetts and they would love to get into Maine. These insects could raise havoc with our shade trees and forests for generations to come. If you, or someone you know, has seasonal property here in Maine, please try to make sure that no firewood comes in from out of state. If it happens by accident, try to make sure the wood is burned up completely, immediately, including the scraps in the wood box, to get rid of any bugs. Hopefully, with your help, we can keep these bugs at bay until a more effective means is found of keeping them under control. Robert Fogg is general manager of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples and is also a licensed Arborist. He can be reached at or 207-6933831.

Medicare nugget

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor If your pharmacist told you that your Medicare Part D plan will not cover the drug you need, you should contact your Part D plan directly. Your pharmacist should also give you a notice called, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights. This is a notice that explains the process of contacting your Part D plan to request coverage of the drug you need. If the denial is due to an administrative error, it should be resolved when you call your plan. Remember to write down the date and time in which you call, the name of the Part D plan agent you speak to, and the outcome of your call. The Medicare Rights Center recommends that if the issue is not due to an administrative error, get in touch with your doctor. Your doctor may be able to prescribe a different drug that is covered by your Part D plan, so that you do not have to file an appeal. Otherwise, ask your doctor to help you file an exception request, also known as a coverage determination. Filing an exception request with your Part D plan is the step you take before you can file an appeal. While plans generally provide decisions on exception requests within 72 hours, you and your doctor can request that your plan make a quicker (expedited) decision to your exception request in 24 hours if your health would be harmed by waiting the standard 72 hours for a plan decision. If your exception request is denied by your Part D plan, your plan should then send you a written, formal denial notice that includes instructions on how you can file your appeal. Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, will be available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on the last Tuesday in May from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411 for assistance.

I had lunch the other day with three friends — three older (if you can believe that) retirees from the Foreign Service. They had had long experience in Europe, Russia and the Middle East and I thought I might garner an insight of two between the anecdotes and off-repeated memories. It was not to be. What they wanted to talk about was the present parlous state of the State Department and the Foreign Service — how an ambassador’s authority had withered under the better-funded pressures of other agencies with overseas ambitions, especially the military. That lament was mixed with the seemingly contradictory complaint that ambassadorships were being auctioned off by the White House to denizens of the upper one percent who made generous contributions to political campaign. I was never one for bureaucratic battles nor am I enthralled by (other people’s) memories. I kept trying to introduce Ukraine or other current events into gaps in the talk. Failing to break in, I turned to undercutting: What did it matter whether the ambassador was a professional who had worked up from the bottom ranks or a plutocrat who made heaps of money on good bets in the stock market? Whatever their origins, no one paid much attention to what they thought or did, especially not the president who had appointed and then forgot them. If the president wanted to convey a message to a foreign government, no need for an ambassador to put on his pin stripes and draft a formal note. The president simply picked up the phone and talked to his counterpart. The same was true of the State Department. How much of a policy function did it retain when the White House had staffed up its own foreign policy team? “Expertise on Iraq, Iran, Syria or Ukraine? Thanks for the offer, State, but we have our own guidelines. You guys do some think pieces if you have any good ideas. We’ll take care of the policy.” The truth is that the overseas antagonist or friend is always secondary. The prime enemy or potential ally is to be found right here in Washington: Congress, the media and other potent interest groups. Thus, the WH has to fight two battles at once — abroad and at home. While the ex-social worker president who senses Americans want less conflict and involvement abroad, Obama must also deal with the local

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

hawks, who have a taste — and sometimes a financial interest — in exhibiting muscle. Examples abound. The United States has built a bridge to Iran and both sides are working hard on a deal that will permit nuclear power but preclude a nuclear weapon. At the same time, to keep the hawks from barking or ruining the deal, the administration feels it must act tough towards Tehran, tightening sanctions, rejecting ambassadors and other torments. The same script in Syria: Obama draws red lines and issues warnings (cheers on Capitol Hill) then agrees to a deal brokered by Russia to remove poison gas from the Syrian arsenal. When cheers turn to boos, Obama sends a few weapons to the rebels. Everyone equally happy…or unhappy. And in Ukraine, Obama, Biden and Kerry issue unpleasant threats to Moscow in an effort to please tough, nostalgic Cold Warriors. But the Secretary of State then excuses himself and signs an agreement with Moscow to cool things down. Doing diplomacy on this sort of battlefield, a president naturally wants advisors around him who are skilled in dealing with other (rival) Americans. Never mind the secondary foreigners. Along this ill charted, perhaps improvised way with ambushes around every bend, one hardly notices that our appointed ambassadors play no visible role. In the old days when men of real stature filled those posts, they would have been thinking, advising and leading. Their presence was real and would have been felt. Having to share the glory with such appointees, the president’s poll ratings may have suffered in those days, but diplomacy would have worked and war been avoided. Imagine what might have been avoided if those old time men and women with deep knowledge of Iraq had been listened to by a president being pushed into war. Enough. I begin to sound like those old-timers at lunch and their harkening for days of yore and glory. Henry Precht is a summer Bridgtonian.


nance does not address distance from private homes, and only states that homes must not be located within the “fall zone.” I am sorry if (Continued from Page A) I stumbled through the words All my equity gone? Broken — it is hard to see through dreams! tears. The first home I went to Paul Veit was a home of a very nice Bridgton young couple. The husband told me his story of searching for the right spot for three years. It was his dream home — a dream that would now be shattered. I went to a home right next to mine. To The Editor: Let us stop pretending that The family have lived on the road since 1951 and intended the entire American political to enjoy their grandchildren system is not systematically in that home. One family corrupt. Both major parties member has some medical have become increasingly challenges that require oxy- beholden to every large donor gen. Amazingly, the tower is and special interest group that being built for four possible prowls the halls of Congress. The president, attorcarriers, so we may not have one diesel generator but four. ney general, and the entire Another shattered dream. I Democratic Party are essengot tears in my eyes as I con- tially presiding over a lawtinued down to pass a brand less government. They harass new home. Those owners their political opponents at just got their keys handed to every turn. They cravenly them a few months ago. The reward their backers with biltower is literally in their back lions of dollars (bribes) in yard. He is out of the “fall government grants and in zone,” but just barely. Broken general have an utter disredreams. On to Frost Farm gard for the rule of law. Majority leader Harry Road, where I have friends that served in the military for Reid runs the Senate as a lifetime. They had lived in though it were his own per25 different homes. Finally, a sonal fiefdom. He will not dream home to stay in forev- permit any measure to reach er. His letter was read to the the Senate floor if it does not planning board. Their dreams conform to his far left radi— shattered. I walked across cal agenda. With tyrants like the street to a very pleas- Reid and Pelosi in charge, no ant couple that have faced wonder the Democratic Party some medical challenges. For is taking the country off the medical reasons, the husband rails. It should come as a surcan’t even go near a microwave. Their dreams shat- prise to no one that the greater Washington, D.C. metro tered. None of us has the deep area contains seven of the pockets that the “tower law- ten wealthiest counties in yer” suggested would be America. Trillions of dollars flow needed to fight this. We have one and only one defense into and out of the nation’s — a town that cares. Please capital each and every year. help those people on Hio Some of it goes to fund the Ridge Road who had their daily functioning of govdreams shattered. There is ernment, while an everno provision in the town’s increasing amount of money Tower Ordinance that will extracted from hardworking protect you from having a Americans goes to greatly tower literally dropped in expand the nanny welfare your lap, because the ordi- state, as well as richly reward

Survival of the nation

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A Tramp in Spring By Peter C. Berry (from a late 1932 memory)

Once came a man in spring time late Ambling in the sun. His clothes were dingy, dark, and worn, His shoes were all but done. He neared our home along the drive Alert and interested In our dog, Pal who rose to greet With all his canines bared. I collared Pal and stood at ease. The man said,” Hello, son, That’s quite a nice old dog you have. Has he bitten anyone?” “Oh, no,” I said, “Pal doesn’t bite, he wouldn’t hurt a flea, Though once he nipped the old iceman A quick one on the knee.” “Well, I’m a cautious man,” he said, “And I do pretty well, But you hold tight to good old Pal While I sit a spell.” “What brings you to our place?” said I. Such curiosity I knew was not becoming to A little pup like me. “I am a restless soul,” he said, “And off my luck a might. I hoped perhaps your Pap or Ma’am Could spare a man a bite.” “Oh, yes, I’m sure that we could find A biscuit or a bun, But we don’t have a Pap or Ma’am, We just have Dad and Mum.” “I beg your pardon my young friend, We’ll let the matter be. Would either one be home just now? I wish you’d run and see.” “Hello, good sir,” said Mum to him From just inside the door. “You two come in and sit right here, Won’t hurt to feed one more.” He gobbled down fresh bread and jam And beans right from the pot. Our guest ate everything in sight except the tablecloth. He said his thanks and left us then, A hobo on the town Without a care, without a wish To ever settle down.

big shot political contributors and the legions of special interest groups which feed at the government trough. It has been estimated that there are now in excess of 70,000 rapacious lawyers and an equal number of predatory lobbyists plying their extremely pernicious trade in the D.C. area. Much of what they do revolves around feasting on the carcass of the hapless and hopeless American taxpayer. Washington, D.C. abounds with numerous upscale bars and restaurants that are nightly packed to the rafters with the aforementioned lawyers and lobbyists, who own rivers of booze and mounds of filet mignon try to concoct new and more lucrative methods of fleecing the nation’s taxpayers, while being greatly assisted by the active participation of much of the country’s political class. How ironic, that more money changes hands in Washington, D.C., than possibly any other major city in the world, yet the local folks, many of whom are desperately poor minorities, have little or no hope of ever improving their lot in life. When Barack Obama took office, he boasted about how improving the economy and giving everyone an opportunity to obtain the American dream was going to be his number one priority. Nothing could be further from the truth. Much of this president’s time in office has been squandered, pillorying his political opponents and bitterly dividing Americans along racial, gender, religious, and class lines while constantly foisting on taxpayers a plethora of new government schemes that are sheer economic insanity and will greatly exacerbate the nation’s already stupefying debt. What America desperately needs is for the political class to get out of the way, and stop vilifying the business community and cease the daily piling on of new and onerous

regulations that are greatly inhibiting job creation. America is now the energy center of the world, yet Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are throwing up roadblocks at every turn in order to appease their base of environmental extremists. Democrats are great at waging class warfare, yet they haven’t come up with an original idea on how to deal with poverty in decades. Since the War on Poverty began in 1965, America has thrown over $20 trillion at the problem, yet more Americans than ever are trapped in hopelessness. We can do far better. America’s staging problems are solvable, if only the politicians would for once put the country first instead of enriching themselves and their cronies at the expense of the nation’s survival. Robert M. Howe Jr. Bridgton

Earth day helpers

To The Editor: Earth Day was a big success this year and the weather helped, as well. Many thanks go out to the over 50 volunteers that participated in this very important yearly event. I’d like to thank John Martin, master kite-maker, for coming to the Community Center to show the children how to make and fly a kite. Special thanks go out to Adam Perron of Lakes Environmental Association, Jon Evans of Loon Echo Land Trust, Gary Colello of the Bridgton Recreation Department and Mark Hatch, scoutmaster of Troop 149, all the crew and scouts for all their hard work. We hope to see more people participate on next year’s clean up on April 22, 2015! Ken Murphy Bridgton Community Center — President LETTERS, Page A


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Good bottle of cheap wine

treat, realizing that I can’t For me, it’s coffee in drink it regularly unless the morning and tea in I’m willing to re-mortgage the afternoon, both served my house. hot. Then it’s red wine If I ever become more in the evening served at by Tom McLaughlin prosperous, perhaps I will room temperature with a buy more expensive wine well-prepared meal. Twice BN Columnist on a regular basis. There is a year, my dental hygiensome correlation between ist tells me they all stain high price and good qualmy teeth, but I’m okay ity as I define it. It takes with that. At my age, I’m thankful to have teeth. On the rare occasions, I drink more research to find a wine I like in my price range, yet white wine, I like it chilled. By the time I finish sipping it when I find one, it somehow tastes even better when I think about how little it cost as I sip. though, it’s room temperature. At home, I’ll have my first glass with dinner. Sometimes, There’s only one way to tell if a wine is good: taste. If you like it, it’s good. That’s the rule. Nothing else matters. I’ll start my second before I’m done eating, and finish it When I find a red I like at a price I can afford — usually in just sipping and talking to my wife about the day. Two the $5 to $8 per bottle range — I stock up. Then, I’m con- is my limit. If I have more, I usually regret it that night, tent, at least until the next vintage comes out. Sometimes, and sometimes into the next day too. That doesn’t happen it’ll taste differently the following year and I won’t like often, especially as I get older. If I’m at a dinner party I’ll it as well. When that happens, I have to go back to doing usually have one before dinner and the second during. My research until I find something else that fits my criteria. regular bedtime is around nine, but I’m up later at those That’s what I’m doing right now. aforesaid dinner parties, and I’ll sometimes take the third. Usually, I start by sampling what’s out there for Malbec I might get away with it if I drink lots of water before and Syrah, or Shiraz as it’s called in Australia. Some going to sleep. Then again, I might not. Malbecs I like, some I don’t. I’m that way with every It was only when I started appreciating good food that variety of grape. I like my red wine dark, rich, and dry, but wine became important. When I was a young man, qualthe variety isn’t as important as the way it’s made. Some ity of food wasn’t as important as volume and I seldom Cabernets and Merlots taste really good to me too. Pinots drank wine. I ate as much as I wanted then and didn’t are generally too thin for my liking, but I’ve had some grow horizontally. When my metabolism changed somegood ones, usually out of my price range. Also good, and time between twenty-five and thirty, I had to put limits on in my price range, are some of the blends put out by the myself. Then quality of food became much more important French and Italians generally called “red table wine.” than volume and that’s when I began cooking. I’d attempt A friend has a sign in the pantry where he keeps his to prepare entrees I had especially liked in restaurants or wine proclaiming, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” at dinner parties and I discovered that good wine always I appreciate the sentiment, though I don’t always agree enhanced whatever I made. Now, I enjoy cooking on days my wife works. She’s with it. Some inexpensive wines taste very good to me. More often than not, I’ll really like the wine he pours. It’s better at it than I am, but each of us is always careful to always good, but sometimes it’s wasted on me because I’ll prepare something good enough to deserve a glass of good prefer my much less expensive wine to his. When I’m a wine with it. Come to think of it, if I can afford to live this way every guest for dinner there, I’ll always bring a bottle of whatever I’m liking at the time and everyone will try some. day, I guess I’m prosperous enough already. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school Then he opens some of his. Sometimes, it’s outstanding, but way out of my price range. I enjoy it as a special U.S. History teacher.

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Damage is locked in

To The Editor: “What I’d say to the (climate change) deniers is: ‘Are you willing to bet the lives of your children and grandchildren that mankind is not contributing to climate change?’ Because that’s what you are doing.” Who said that — some left-wing, tree-hugging environmentalist? Well, not exactly. The quote is from a recent interview with retired Navy Vice-Admiral Lee Gunn, now president of the Institute for Public Research in Alexandria, Virginia. Unlike the sheep who take money from the fossil fuel industry and then create public confusion by denying climate science, military scientists have known from the outset that global climate change is a fact. It was Air Force researchers after World War II who first established increasing carbon dioxide levels as the principal cause of rising atmospheric temperature. That’s why our early heat-seeking missiles were so unreliable. They were calibrated for atmospheric con-


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To The Editor: Depending on the eventual individual distribution, it appears that between six to 10 families can be significantly aided by the Town of Naples Fuel Fund, as a result to the profits of the recent “Spring Fling” conducted by the Naples Lions Club. In addition to the above grant of $1,750, the two pantries, which serve residents of the Naples area, will each receive $875 in funding from the proceeds of the recent event. When one considers that each of these agencies may purchase food supplies from the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn at 16 cents a pound — you do the math as to the amount of value of these funds toward filling an empty table. Due to generous community support, the local Lions are able to forward to the three agencies a grand total of $3,500 generated by the silent and live auctions and dinner staged at the American Legion Hall

earlier in April. Especially in our debt are the fine talents of auctioneer Dennis LaLiberte, whose professional banter moved the live auction items to an all-time high. Food items donated by area restaurants, supplemented by donations of two spouses related to Lion members, provided ample repast for the attendees of the event. Our thanks are extended to: Naples Dugout, Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Bray’s Brew Pub, Black Bear Cafe, Jim’s Chocolates and Hannafords. The list of area businesses which made significant donations for both the silent and live auctions is far too long to list without leaving someone out in error. Their ranks are legion. It was estimated that the face value of these donations exceeded $5,000. Please know that the Lions sincerely appreciate your collective generosity! As a service club and charitable organization, we are conLETTERS, Page 11A

By Frank Daggett Soon, it’ll be Mother’s Day, and appropriate here to reflect on Mother Nature. Why do we call nature our mother? Because “she” gives us life, nurtures us, and even when we childishly ignore her, she still sustains us for as long as she can. We see nature’s beauty, our first encounter with beauty gazing up into own mother’s face as she cradled us in her loving arms. In the first minutes after our birth, we see the first manifestation of a distinctively human trait, the ability to appreciate beauty. Evolution can describe how our eyes have developed, giving us the ability to see pretty well — not particularly well, when compared with the hawk or the owl — but well enough to see detailed patterns and color, abilities not shared by a plethora of species which are near-sighted (like some deer) or cannot see the full spectrum of visible light colors, like our pet cats and dogs, who can only see two colors. What evolutionary advantage does this ability give us humans, which it does not give to the lion, our fellow hunter? Why should we share this ability with birds? Even the bee, according to entomologists, can’t see all the colors we see. What advantage does it give us to be able to appreciate the many colors in a cultivated garden to a greater extent than the bees, who depend on these flowers for their survival? We even admire beauty in things, which are dangerous to us. Who hasn’t marveled at the beauty of lighting streaking across the sky, even while fearing its deadly strike? Or failed to notice the strange beauty of dancing flames, even when they are destroying? The colors of the poisonous coral snake, the sleek lines of a shark are admired when we see them from a safe vantage point in an aquarium. We’ve evolved to react with instinctive fear and revulsion to the movement of a snake, poisonous or not, colorful or not. This ability of ours to appreciate beauty even in the things that can hurt us is counter-intuitive, and counter-evolutionary. That is, we must look for explanations outside our evolved nature, to some transcendent quality we share. We’re always hearing about, and wonder about, reports that various species of animals can do things once attributed only to humans. For instance, there are birds, that decorate their nests with bits of flowers to make them more attractive to prospective mates. Birds fill the air with songs, but they don’t compose like humans. Whales, it turns out, can compose new songs from season to season, passing them along across vast ocean areas like teenagers on summer vacation sharing the latest hits with new friends. No one knows for sure what the real purpose of these songs might be. Some species have evolved to imitate others, but usually as a means of disguise for self-protection or for the deception of prey. No other species has the ability to imitate other species for the sole purpose of adapting that beauty to its own surroundings, not for sex or for food but simply because it wants to live in a beautiful place. Whales re-arrange snippets of song to create new ones, but this is a long way from composing anything as complex, as beautiful — and by evolutionary standards, as useless — as Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, inspired by nature but also transcending it. I’m not saying I don’t accept evolutionary theory. I recognize the validity of a theory that explains so much of the world around us. I’m saying that evolutionary theory just isn’t the whole story when it comes to examining human appreciation for all the beauty we find in nature, and for the wonder we experience in deep contemplation of Mother Nature.

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ditions that no longer exist. Current military planners take global climate change so seriously that a whole section of the Pentagon is devoted to determining how it will impact our future national security. As Admiral Gunn says, “Climate change is a long-term challenge while the military battles near-term threats. But if you don’t plan today for climate change, the effects will soon be near-term threats.” Our military takes climate change seriously. Climate scientists take it very seriously. So why does the general public largely ignore it? One reason is the massive campaign of lies and disinformation that has been misleading the public for decades — lavishly funded by major corporate polluters. Just weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report — the grimmest yet. Read it yourself online if you wish or read a summary, for its conclusions are clear: Earth’s climate is changing more rapidly than it has at any previous time in human history. Much damage is already locked in; it will happen in coming decades no matter what we do. But if we continue with business as usual, our planet will become increasingly uninhabitable by human beings, until the collapse of civilized life becomes

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(Continued from Page A) committee with the town and have not heard about it yet, call the town office for the particulars or shoot us an e-mail. The Career Fair is coming up in May at Lake Region High School; this is my second year and I quipped to the organizers that this year I want to be located away from the military folks as I can’t compete with the young and the beautiful in uniforms — look at maps or talk to a cool person in uniform? You decide, right? Recently, Community Development Committee member Nelle Ely and I went walking downtown and talked to some of the merchants about how things are going and what they feel the town should do for them to help them succeed. It seems the reigning thought is to invest in the streetscape. This is excellent information. We hope to do it again to talk to more people (on another sunny day of course.) CDC members and I are also going to the Maine Downtown Center Annual Conference in Waterville in May. The Maine Downtown Center is affiliated with the Maine Development Foundation

and they run an excellent program to help communities revitalize their downtowns. Do you or someone you know, want to start or expand a business? There are so many ways to get support and financial assistance for this endeavor. I am working with Small Business Administration, Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, the Fryeburg Business Association and many other organizations to host a mini-convention for all of us to proclaim what we can do for you in your new business start up or expansion of your business. We are having this event on June 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. out at Shawnee Peak. Please help us get the word out and watch the website for registration. The event is free, but we are asking people to register for room space planning and for refreshments. Senior College has asked me to spread out my Planning 101 talk from the winter into a few sessions this spring. I gave a history of zoning (yes, Virginia, zoning is constitutional) on April 17, on April 24 I talk about the History of Planning (the profes-

sion) and then on May 1, I talk about Comprehensive Planning. I have enjoyed jogging my memory on Supreme Court cases, bastions in the planning profession and the original plans for NYC, and then following it up on Google to create these lesson plans. I have been posting them on SlideShare online and I will put them on the town’s website. The town’s website is coming along with all of us moving information over. I hope to finish my part of the updating during the next two weeks. The Bridgton Economic Development Corporation is alive and well and working hard to bring new business to Bridgton. I have been meeting with them on a regular basis and we are coordinating our efforts. I met with the new Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Director Sue Mercer. If you haven’t met her, it only means she hasn’t gotten to you yet in her travels. She is making a valiant and successful effort to meet people in the region. We are lucky to have her here — as the Chamber grows in numbers for membership, it will

grow in how it benefits its members. I am also keeping up with my training certification and will be viewing webinars on creating websites for economic development and the best mix for mixeduse developments. I also was published as part of a book called, Why This Work Matters by Della Rucker. You can find it here: http:// whythisworkmattersbook. com/ I was so pleased and honored to be asked to be a part of this work! Saving the best for last is that we may be seeing bus service to Portland along Route 302 from right here in Bridgton! I am working out the details now with Greater Portland Council of Governments with assistance from Opportunity Alliance. I am excited about this possibility, as I have been working on it for two years! When I have more definitive routes and times and confirmations, I will alert you as I hope you will use it! As always, thank you for allowing me to continue to serve you. Hope to see you in June at town meeting. I will be gone in May for a much-needed family vaca-

tion for two weeks so I may miss a May update. Anne Krieg, AICP, Director of Planning, Economic and Community

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rally as the season wears on, and when the plant finally dies the broad leaf will have acquired a natural-looking, deadish, yellowish-brown cast. But what would Monet do over and over again in Maine, I often ask myself, since here water lilies signify a dead lake? He might simply draw. Lately, I have found that drawing is much quicker and not as messy as watercolors, nor as messy as asphalting the driveway, for that matter. So I bought myself a couple of sketch pads and some colored pencils and protractors and welding glasses and all the necessaries, plus a soft

case to carry all that around in, and set out into the city. There I found people don’t understand Art anymore than they did in Monet’s day, when he was asked every blessed time he picked up a brush, “Que passa avec tout de lilies d’eau, Schmuck?” (“What’s with all the water lilies, Mssr. Manet?”) Though my Maine city has a proud Franco-American heritage (spaghetti, mostly), nobody ever asks me any questions in French. It is clear they don’t understand Art any more than they’ve mastered Foreign Languages. “Hey neat,” some woman exclaims, when she sees me working

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(Continued from Page A) times the price, my father told me recently. He has even filled out forms, requesting a tall bottle of hot ketchup. His complaints have been in vain. When I was seven or eight years old, my dad started collecting the ketchup bottle caps on which the price had been stamped. He kept track of the cost increases, and complained each time the price went up. His rant was backed with physical proof. So, in the early 1990s, two of the products that were intertwined with my father’s routine and his quality of life could not be purchased. Don’t you just hate that — when a favorite product is discontinued? Although my dad might be more verbal, more staid in his ways, most people react similarly. It makes a person feel like they were the only customer of the defunct product. It makes a person search to find a suitable alternative to something that was familiar and trustworthy. In my mind, Snapple hit the height of its popularity after being mentioned while the characters drank the product during an episode of Seinfeld. I adored the peach tea,

and my sister and I loved mango madness — mostly because it was fun to say. Later, I discovered Snapple’s black cherry juice. It was so incredibly flavorful that I can vividly recall the summer evening that I sipped it, sitting on the lawn overlooking the carnival grounds in Fairbanks. That was the first and last time I would ever taste it. Black cherry must have been a test product, because it is no longer sold or listed on the company’s website. Then, for a while, I was addicted to the tangy-sweet taste of SoBe orange carrot elixir. However, in the small town where I lived, a person could never count on it being in stock. So, I developed a spiel about being denied my favorite flavor of SoBe. Additionally, I developed a fondness of other SoBe drinks. Like my father, I collected the caps from SoBe containers – not to track the price, but for the clever sayings inside the lid. In fact, I designed a mobile made of driftwood, seagull feathers, and SoBe caps. Traveling back to my childhood, the candy aisle had a few things that are not around nowadays: Black Jack

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Now, do you want to buy the drawing or not?” “How much?” “Two hundred francs.” She took it. Later I sold the same drawing to another passerby for three hundred francs, because once was not enough. Eat your heart out, Monet. Or Manet. One of you people. Mike Corrigan won the prestigious 2009 Prix de la Fondue Vert et des BeauxArts from the Sorbonne. With it came 500 francs. If anyone out there knows, please write in and tell Mike what that would be in real money, because he’s always wanted to be rich.

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furiously away. “Great! But what is that?” “I am rendering this scene before us in the Realistic Style,” I might say, trying not to be snotty and all, and then I’ll sigh, communicating that she should leave me alone so that I can get back to the important business of Creating Great Art before it rains. Not knowing when to quit, the lady asks me, “This is, like, plein air, right? Or is it cafe au lait? I get those artistic terms mixed up.” “Silence, you ignorant woman! How can I create Great Art with you blathering on like an enfant terrible?


gum and candy cigarettes. Licorice, or aniseed, is a natural sweetener. That was the flavoring ingredient in Black Jack gum, which is still manufactured today in a single batch once every three years. The product was introduced to the public in 1884, but by the 1970s, sales had declined, and production of the gum followed that pattern. Candy cigarettes, which were pure sugar, were banned in at least one state as well as Canada. Seldom seen in stores, both Black Jack gum and candy cigarettes can be ordered on the Internet. It seems that being a loyal customer puts a person at the mercy of that product’s overall sales. Ten years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, we lived in a camper with a non-functioning oven. Therefore, the sweet that I most craved, brownies with chocolate frosting, had to be purchased at the grocery store bakery. During the last two months of my pregnancy, we moved

to another town. The closest supermarket was owned by the same company. However, it did not carry the same brownies. After several times of not seeing the dessert, I asked an employee about the product. Casually, the man answered it wasn’t popular enough at this location, so they quit carrying it. Not enough people bought the brownies, he said. I looked at him. I looked at my belly. I looked at the baked goods display case where the brownies should have been. In an urgent voice, I explained that there were two customers who wanted the brownies back, and I shopped there a few times a week. If the store ordered a small quantity, I would certainly buy them. My request, which was sprinkled with sincere politeness, was never satisfied. Anyhow, that day I left the store with a disappointing box of chocolate chip cookies.

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Dorothea E. Washburn

Gladys K. Hayden

Marjory Hilb

HARRISON — Dorothea E. (Dolly) Washburn, 96, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was born on March 7, 1918 in Clifton, N.J., the daughter of William and Kathe Dittrich. During the Depression, her family moved to Plainville, Mass., where she graduated from Plainville High School in 1936. After graduation, she worked at Evans Case and Manufacturing and the National Bank in North Attleboro, Mass. Dolly joined the Rebekah Fraternal Organization in 1939 and was a lifelong active member. She transferred her membership to the Woodland Lodge in Harrison in 1982. Dolly, like many young men and women in the 1940s, followed her patriotic duty and enlisted in the U.S. military. She joined the Navy Waves in May of 1943. She did her “boot camp” at Hunter College in New York. Then, she was sent to Storekeepers School in Georgia. After her training, she returned to New York to serve in the Disbursing Office. Dolly attained the rank of Storekeeper Disbursing First Class. When the sailors came home from the European Theater, Dolly was there to welcome them home and pay them. The war ended and Dolly married her high school sweetheart, Art Washburn Jr., on July 1, 1945. He had just retuned from Germany, where he had been a POW at Stalag Luft #1 Prison Camp. He was a P-47 fighter pilot, who was shot down over enemy territory in 1944. Dolly raised her family and eventually went to work at the Foxboro Company, in Foxboro, Mass. until her retirement in 1981. Dolly was a woman of faith. She joined the Plainville Methodist Church in 1932. She was the superintendent of the Sunday School, served as a trustee, and participated in the Couple’s Club later named The Fellowship. In 1981, Dolly and Art moved to Harrison and joined the United Parish (UCC) of North Bridgton and Harrison. She was very active in the Ladies Circle, Missions Committee, Crop Walk and raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, The Heifer Project and Amigos. She was a strong believer in raising money for local and international charity work. Dolly was an inspiration to those who knew her. She was known for reaching out and showing kindness and concern for individuals in the local community. Dolly survived her older brother, Alfred; her younger brother, William P. Dittrich; her three sons, Art III and Richard of Penobscot, and Jon of Harrison; her daughter, Betsy Butterworth of Hanover, Mass.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at The United Parish, 77 Main Street, Harrison on Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. Burial will be held on Saturday, June 14 at Shepherdsville Cemetery (Route 152) in Plainville, Mass. at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Amigos Project at The United Parish in Harrison.

SACO — Gladys K. (Blad) Hayden, 92, of Saco, died on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at Seal Rock Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born on May 24, 1921, in Barre, Vt., to the late Arvid Ingvald Blad from Idd, Norway and Hareide Nelsine Johansen Blad from Brumundalen, Norway. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School, Class of 1939. She married Andrew E. Hayden from Montpelier, Vt., on Feb. 10, 1940. Moving from Vermont, Gladys and her husband started the A&W Root Beer Stand in South Portland in 1958, and later opened the Dairy Queen restaurant in Saco in 1963 and the Dairy Queen restaurant in Biddeford. Andrew predeceased Gladys in 1991. She enjoyed the pleasures of her three children, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren representing five generations in her family. She also loved the quietness of her home, reading her favorite novels, listening to her music and enjoyed some light gardening as well as her quiet moments in contemplative prayer. Gladys is survived by her three children, Michael Hayden of Eden, Vt., Nancy Hayden Turner of Raymond and Susan Hayden Fogg of Farmington; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two younger brothers, Arnold Ingvald Blad of North Syracuse, N.Y., and John Arvid Blad formally of Keene, N.H. Gladys was often referred to as Bestemor, meaning grandmother in Norwegian. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 2, at 1 p.m., at the Dennett Craig & Pate, Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco. The Rev. Merle Steva will officiate. The burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Sweetser Home, 50 Moody St., Saco, ME 04072.

RAYMOND — Marjory Hilb, a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and Eucharistic minister, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, after living a very full life of 91 years. Born in Biddeford on April 22, 1923, Marge moved to New York as a child and later, while working as a teller in a bank, met and married Theodore Hilb. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Robert, Kathryn, Margie, and James. Faith and family were paramount in Marge’s life and she selflessly and always supported all her children and grandchildren. Marge and Ted retired to Maine and bought a beautiful home on Sebago Lake in Raymond. An accomplished swimmer and rower, with a twinkle in her eye Marge routinely amused and impressed her grandchildren by flexing her muscles and making her biceps jump. Ever the independent and adventurous person, Marge taught herself about home repair, traveled to Ireland, where she visited her Hayes family homestead, and also visited Jerusalem, Egypt, and Rome. As her life with Ted, her children, and then her grandchildren fulfilled her, her faith sustained her. Marge’s generosity to others and volunteerism at church events and the local library engendered her to all that met her, particularly young children. Marge is survived by two sons, Robert Hilb of Prescot, Ariz., James Hilb of Sabattus; and two daughters, Kathryn Meltzer of Limerick, and Margie Swick of Raymond. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren; along with her six great-grandchildren. Marge was predeceased by her husband, Ted; brothers, John and George, and her sister, Josephine. Her indomitable Irish spirit and the love she shared and spread to her family and friends will be greatly missed. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham. After the Mass there will be a luncheon at the church to celebrate Marge’s life. Funeral arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Raymond Public Library, or Our Lady’s Guild, 919 Roosevelt Tr., Windham, Maine 04062

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A Graveside Service will be held for William O’Shea, formerly of Naples, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 12 noon at the Edes Falls Cemetery on Route 11, Naples. Fr. Samuel Madza of St. Joseph Church, Bridgton, will officate. Bill died December 25, 2013 in Florida. 1T18

Ronald J. Gauthier Ronald Joseph Gauthier, 75, of Bridgton and Wildwood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Mr. Gauthier was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Lynn, Mass., to Alfred and Rose Emma (Houle) Gauthier. He was the proud owner of Highland Avenue Sunoco in Salem, Mass., for 30 years, and served as Vice President of the Independent Garage Owners of America. After an early retirement, he began Lyk Nu Golf Cars in Bridgton for 20 years, spending many happy days repairing golf carts. He always had a plan for the repair, and enjoyed sharing his plans, along with a few stories, with folks dropping off their carts. He loved to golf and was a member of the Bridgton, Point Sebago and Continental Country Clubs. He took his family camping in the 60s at Vicki Lin campground on Long Lake in Bridgton, before building his first summer home in Bridgton on Kansas Road. Ron and his wife Arlene moved from Beverly, Mass., to Bridgton in 1986. They enjoyed snowmobiling with the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club. Ron had been a stock car driver in the 60s and loved attending stock car races. He also enjoyed learning to fly a small plan. One of Ron’s greatest prides was taking care of his property, especially mowing his lawn on his favorite tractor. The perfect end to his day in Maine was a late lunch at Ricky’s Diner, share in good food and conversation with friends. He was predeceased by his brother Alfred Gauthier; his daughter Janyce Burnham; and his granddaughter Jessica Pappas. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Arlene; daughters, Judith Huntress and her husband John of Bridgton, Jayne Pappas and her husband Lee of Waterford, and son-in-law Michael Burnham of Dixfield; sisters, Ann Leclair and her husband Robert of Danvers, Mass., Lucille Litman and her husband Philip of Bridgton, and Jane Cox and her husband Ronald of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; brother, Robert Gauthier of Bridgton; six grandchildren, Jacob and Johanna Huntress of Bridgton, Melissa, Jasmine and Dillon Burnham of Dixfield, and Charles Pappas of Waterford; six great-grandchildren, Briggs, Ginger, Noah, Allie, Scarlet and Jade. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be shared by visiting Arrangements have been entrusted to Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood, Fla.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Paul Bolduc, who died on Aug. 28, 2013, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Parish of the Holy Savior, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford. A graveside service for Roscoe Shane will be held on Saturday, Services are under the care and guidance of SG Thibault Funeral May 10 at 2 p.m. at Crooked River Cemetery, located on Route 11 Home, 250 Penobscot Street, Rumford. in Naples.


(Continued from Page A) tinually amazed at the remarkable and generous support of the community to our several fundraising efforts during the year. Obviously, we couldn’t do it without that support. Thank you all! Carl Talbot, Treasurer Naples Lions Club

Causeway vendors

To The Editor: The Naples Causeway has become truly spectacular, and the vision and effort taken to get this accomplished is sincerely appreciated. However, during the construction of our new bridge and the beautiful green space, I don’t recall any mention of encouraging vendors to move onto this area. I was quite surprised, in fact, to see the Harley Davidson

“shop” there, during the Blues Festival. I have absolutely nothing against Harley Davidson, but was this really necessary? It did block and detract from the view of the lake. Parked behind the H.D. tent, the entire time, was a large RV bus, possibly belonging to this vendor, taking up precious parking spaces. I understand that the town has to have an ordinance in place to address street vendors, but do we have to allow them on the Causeway, if we can offer an alternative location? Naples, after all, is more than the Causeway. We have a nice town green with plenty of space and parking, within walking distance of the Causeway. It provides a beautiful view of the lake and the town beach and boat launch across the street, which conveniently has bathrooms available to the public. Granted, the green could use some sprucing up, but envision weekend events located there with a variety of vendors. Likewise, with so many talented musicians in the area, it would provide a

James K. Walker NORTH LOVELL — James Kevin Walker, 67, of North Lovell, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his home. James was born on Jan. 8, 1947, to George and Marion Lovell Walker of Melrose, Mass. He lived in the Melrose/Wakefield area for many years until he moved to Maine in 1986. He is survived by his sister Beryl E. Parrott of Saugus, Mass.; his niece Diane Parrott Ackerly of Lovell; his nephew Robert Owen Parrott of Denmark; his great-niece Amy L. Ackerly of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; great-nephew Benjamin M. Ackerly of Lovell; great-niece Leah Parrott of Andover, Mass.; and great-niece Jodi Parrott of Andover, Mass. The family would like to thank many close friends who did so much to help Jim the past few years, and a special thanks to Bruce “Hoss” Thurston for all your many heartfelt efforts and great friendship that meant so much to him. James, or “Uncle Jim” as most people would call him, will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Rt. 302, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

great venue for them to play their music and sell their CDs. Imagine how festive, inviting, and prosperous this could be. Also, it would give the public a reason to go beyond the Causeway, probably bringing more commerce to The Country Sleigh, and visitors to The Naples Historical Society and The Bottle Museum! The Causeway is such a gift to us all. It’s a fabulous place to walk and breathe in the fresh air or to rest on our lovely benches and absorb the serenity of Long Lake. Vendors located there will certainly disrupt this peace and flow. Deb Dean Naples

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years. After careful consideration, I decided that since it is a one-year at a time position, I could continue my interest in SAD 72 best by offering to try it during this very important transition time. I am qualified to serve our children in the position, but I did not intend to run “against” someone who has been involved and represented me and my family well up to now. Because of election “rules,” I cannot withdraw now, and knowing that some people support my interest and commitment to our students, I wish to choose a more appropriate word to describe my candidacy. I prefer to say I am now running “with” rather than “against” Linda Card LETTERS, Page 12A

To The Editor: As a retired reading/writing specialist, I have a bit of an advantage developed over many years when it comes to editing my written messages to my neighbors here in the Valley. Having been an avid reader from a very young age, I also absorbed the meanings of words, and why we use a particular word as opposed to another when communicating in writing. Semantics is defined as “the study of the meanings of words.” The word “vacate” is defined as “to cease to occupy or hold; give up; leave.” When I read in the Conway Daily Sun a few weeks ago that the school board alternate position for Fryeburg was perhaps being “vacated” by Linda Card, I became concerned that not many people would consider filling the position that Linda has filled for many

Happy 91st Birthday, Mom Phyllis A. Chute 04/29/1923 to 01/04/1984

Even though we’re far away We’d love to come for a visit today. We’d give you a hug, and take you to lunch and buy you lots of flowers, all tied up in a bunch. We’d bring you a gift, and help you eat all your cake, Because “no one” is better than you when you bake. Thank you for being the great Mom you are. So caring and loving from even afar. May you always be blessed by our Father above, And though we’re not there, may you “always” feel our love. Miss you till we meet again in Heaven.

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Graveside Service

A spring burial service for Robert I. Burns of Sebago, who died in February, will be held this Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Forrest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton. Arrangements by Watson, Neal and York Funeral Home. Family and friends welcome.

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MINNEOLA, FLA. — Brian D. Douglass, 55, of Minneola, Fla., formerly of Baldwin, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born in Portland and moved to Florida 12 years ago. He was currently employed with Northrop Grumman Defense Contractors of Orlando as a Technical Lead. Previously Brian worked at Montalvo Corp. of Gorham as a Quality Control Supervisor. He was an avid golfer, loved playing golf with his wife, Linda, best friend, Troy Falko, brother-in-law, Neal and nephews, James and David Sanborn. He loved baseball and softball. He shared an avid interest in the Boston Red Sox with his sister Linda even after moving to Florida through many telephone calls while they shared watching the games together long distance. He also enjoyed Bruins hockey and hunting. He was the most wonderful, loving, devoted husband and best friend to his wife of 21 years, Linda. He is also survived by two daughters, Michelle Wilcox of Mich. and Andrea Douglass of Maine; his sister, Linda Chute of Maine; two brothers, Jeff and Wayne Douglass of Maine; his two grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and extended family. There will be a family memorial service in Maine at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Views from Congress by Chellie Pingree United States Congresswoman

Debunking the five myths of minimum wage

I have always been a strong supporter of raising the minimum wage. Personally, I believe it’s the right thing to do — if you work a fulltime job, I think you should be paid enough to cover the essentials for yourself and your family. I am currently cosponsoring a number of bills to provide better wages, including one that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour by 2015. Over the years, I’ve heard a number of arguments against raising the minimum wage. While I respect people’s opinions, I don’t think their arguments are built on accurate information. I wanted to try to debunk here what I see as the biggest myths about the minimum wage’s effect on the economy. Myth No. 1: The minimum wage has skyrocketed over the decades. The minimum wage was just above $1 an hour in the 1960s, but its value has actually declined over the decades when adjusted for inflation. The minimum wage’s peak buying power was back in 1968. In today’s dollars, it was $10.69 — close to $3.50 more an hour than today’s minimum wage. Every year without an increase (the last was in 2009), that gap grows larger and larger. The result is families with fulltime earners who still do not make enough money to cover essential needs for themselves and their children. Maine’s minimum wage — which is slightly above the federal level — is only enough to land families below or just above the poverty line depending on how many children a wage-earner supports. For a single parent supporting two children in Cumberland County, for example, a “living wage” (one that covers essential costs) would be over $25 an hour. Myth No. 2: Minimum-wage earners are mostly teenagers working after-school jobs. The face of the minimum wage workforce has changed significantly over the years. Today, less than a quarter of minimum-wage earners are teenagers. Of those who would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10, 88% are over the age of 20 and half are over age 25. A significant number are parents and most have some college education. Here’s another important statistic: women make up 56% of the minimum wage workforce, though only 48% of the total workforce. Raising that wage could have an important impact on closing the wage gender gap — nationally, women on average make 77 cents for every dollar made by men. Myth No. 3: Raising the minimum wage only benefits a small percentage of people. Minimum wage earners make up about 2.6% of the country’s total workforce, but what the opposition doesn’t talk about is how people who make just above the minimum wage would benefit by raising it. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would raise the wages of 30 million people — an incredibly significant portion of the country’s workforce. Myth No. 4: Raising the minimum wage would hurt the economy. One of the best things we can do to help the economy — to create market demand, jobs, and growth — is to put more money in the wallets of more Americans. A pay raise for the 30 million Americans mentioned above would amount to $51 billion in additional wages. Imagine the impact that would have if it could be spent in our local economies, at the gas station, supermarket, and hardware store. One estimate predicts it would create a net 140,000 new jobs. Myth No. 5: Wages should always be determined by the free market. I’ve been a small-business owner for a long time, so I understand that success depends on the balance between costs, such as labor, and revenue. I also understand the Maine values of taking care of the workers whom your business depends on. That aside, this myth doesn’t take into account the many ways that federal policies have already superseded the free market in allowing the wealthiest Americans to accumulate an ever-growing share of the nation’s resources. Things like generous tax cuts for top earners and corporate loopholes have led to the largest income inequality this country has ever seen. If the minimum wage reflected increases in worker productivity, it would be nearly $22 an hour. For years, federal policies have helped more and more of those dollars end up in the pockets of the wealthiest. Isn’t it time we did something to help workers get paid a larger share of what their labor has earned? Massage and Reflexology ON EAGLES WINGS Massage with Denise Morin New customers — 1-Hour Massage $55 Current customers — one massage $55 Past Cancer/Chronic Disease Patients one massage $40

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taking bids — you’d go economical. That’s called smart business. Thanks for your time, Michele Tremblay for school board alternate for Bridgton Fryeburg. I made this clear in a phone call to Linda as soon as I could after reading the announcement about candidates for office in Fryeburg this June. As long as I can recall, she To The Editor: I would like to weigh in on has offered her time unopposed and has carried out the the Albany South Project topic expectations for the position by inviting people to look left very reliably. I have already and right as they drive our done my best to thank her beautiful roads in the Lake for that, too. But, I can’t Region. It is now, before the remember when I last made leaves on the young trees pull a promise that I didn’t intend the curtain on the forest, when to keep. So, as always, I hope the huge stumps of big trees to see my fellow residents of recently felled, can be seen Fryeburg at the polls for all deep into the forest. It seems to me that another the major referendum issues we have to decide this spring, invasion and mutilation of the and of course in June for town forest community should have stronger voices raised in oppomeeting, too. Cindy Alden sition to it. It is truly sad that an West Fryeburg agency (Greater Lovell Land Trust) ostensibly promoting conservation, continues to be an advocate of such irresponsible deforestation. The forests of Maine with their intricate connectivity of To The Editor: diverse of trees, vegetation, Dear Town of Bridgton: Could you please stop spend- animals, insects, and all those ing my money! I am confused yet unseen and unknown lifeas to why the town would promoting processes should put a job to “bid,” when they be respected as a treasured had no intention of changing community that should be left anything. That was a waste of untrammeled by human intereveryone’s time — those who vention. Mature trees are the bid — this is (if accurate) a lungs of the forest and even long process that the select- with all the calculated science and modern technology men turned into a farce. So my next question — that so-called experts use to that $2,500 difference in bids “evaluate” forest health, there — who pays that? Me, you remains too many unknowns — the selectmen? Since you to risk losing such precious are spending my money — I’d habitat. Joanne Monaco like a say. I live in Bridgton Stoneham because we have seemed to be

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Hey, it’s not your money

fair and take seriously spending someone else’s money! If I wanted Washington, I’d live there. They have shown what happens when you forget — It’s not your money! I know both of these excellent gardeners. Lucia has done a great job keeping downtown beautiful. But if someone else can do the job (and Mark can) for less — why (politics?) would you not save money in this economy? So, Mr. Selectman, if you want Lucia are you willing to put up that $2,500 difference? My budget says, save. Go with Mark (Mark’s Lawn & Garden). Do you not put the cemetery mowing to “bid?” Does that go to tenure or low bid? Sorry Lucia, there is nothing personal here…But I’m pretty sure if you were

Telecom facility

To The Editor: To: Town of Bridgton Planning Board Subject: Application to Construct a Telecommunication Facility Upon our return from our vacation, I received certified mail regarding the notice of planning board meeting and balloon test. This letter informed me that on behalf of co-applicants — AT&T Mobility, LLC and American Towers LLC — an application to construct a telecommunication facility had been submitted to the Town of Bridgton Planning Board.

The proposed telecommunication facility would consist of a 50 foot by 50 foot compound area surrounded by an 8-foot-high chain link fence and three strands of barbed wire. Inside the compound area will be radio electronics equipment inside a prefabricated 11 foot, 5 inches by 20 foot equipment shelter, a diesel generator, and a 130-foottall monopole tower. Enclosed with your letter was a sketch showing the proposed location. Upon review of the attached sketch, Patricia and I were horrified to learn the proposed facility would be sited in such close proximity to existing residential homes. This proposed facility would be built 350 feet in back of our newlyconstructed retirement home. I have spent 62 years in the Denmark, Casco and Bridgton area during the summers and on weekends. We decided to build our dream retirement home in Bridgton because the town was well managed by its elected and appointed officials that performed their responsibilities in the best interest its constituency and the established heritage and values of its residents. I currently have AT&T Mobility as my cell phone provider and I have a full signal in my Bridgton home at Hio Ridge Road. The Bridgton Planning Board must reject this application for a telecommunication facility in the best interest of its Hio Ridge Road constituency. In 2006, a report issued by the World Health Organization offered some reassurance and found no scientific evidence that radio frequency signals from cell towers caused adverse health effects. But an Australian study found that children living near TV and FM broadcast towers, which emit similar radiation to cell towers, developed leukemia at three times the rate of children living over seven miles away. If you live within a quarter mile of a cell phone antenna or tower, you may be at risk of serious harm to your health, according to a German study cited at, a site devoted to exposing hazards associated with electromagnetic frequencies from cell phone towers and other sources. Cancer rates more than tripled among people living within 400 meters of cell phone

towers or antennas, a German study found. Those within 100 meters were exposed to radiation 100 times normal levels. An Israeli study found risk of cancer quadrupled among people living within 350 meter (1,148 feet) of a cell phone transmitter and seven out of eight cancer victims were women. Both studies focused only people who had lived at the same address for many years. Other studies have found that levels of radiation emitted from cell phone towers can damage cell tissues and DNA, causing miscarriage, suppressing immune function, and causing other health problems. In January 2008, the National Research Council (NRC), an arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued a report saying that we simply don’t know enough about the potential health risks of long-term exposure to RF energy from cell phones themselves, cell towers, television towers, and other components of our communications system. The scientists who prepared the report emphasized, in particular, the unknown risks to the health of children, pregnant women, and fetuses as well as of workers whose jobs entail high exposure to RF (radiofrequency) energy. The report called for long-term safety studies on all wireless devices including cell phones, computers, and cell phone towers. I do not want the proposed telecommunication facility in its current proposed location for the unacceptable visual impact and more importantly the health and well-being of Pat, myself and my neighbors. I think each and every planning board member should honestly answer one question: “Would I want the proposed telecommunication facility in my backyard within 350 feet of my house, and am I willing to expose myself, my family and my neighbors to the potential health hazards?” If your answer is “yes” then I would suggest you might want to site the proposed facility at that location. I further believe the installation of this facility will affect the current value and potential resale of my property and the property of my neighbors. George Gula Bridgton

Peter Lewis: A confluence of nerds

(Continued from Page A) The highlight of the evening came when a young exchange student from China (the country, not the town east of Augusta) got up to receive two of the highest awards. He was just a hoot. Talked about the culture shock and odd Mane idioms and about how it took him weeks to figure out what wicked meant. Told us that one day someone shouted, “Watch out!” and he took it literally and so stepped toward a window and nearly got hit by a baseball. Vince and I both laughed at that one, even without the aid of an interpreter. Near the end, just for something to do, Vince and I concocted a plan to both stand up and walk toward the stage when they called some guy whose name sounded like F. Malcolm Sedge up on stage

(he was on the program to get an award, maybe for inventing a new color). “No one would know which one of us was the real Malcolm,” I said, and then Vince and I both hissed with giggles until we felt the pointed elbows from our assorted wives. And we both got in a bit of trouble when we started filching food off of the plates of people who left early (either POLITICAL ADVERTISING

because they were bored or had to hurry off to their labs to paste a new element onto the periodic table). The pudding was particularly good, and we managed to snag several before our wives got wind of what we were up to and stopped our hijinks dead in their tracks with the stink eyes. All things considered it was a good evening, even POLITICAL ADVERTISING

though I got in trouble for being a tad weird. And when my dear wife stood up to be recognized for her academic accomplishments I was just beaming with happiness and pride and joy and wanted to jump up next to her and shout, “This chick like totally rocks!” But, I didn’t want to embarrass Vince, so I just sat there. Squirmed a little. POLITICAL ADVERTISING

New C.A. Snow School Cost Sharing Projection To the Voters of Brownfield, Fryeburg and Stow: On May 6, 2014, you are being asked, by referendum vote, to accept a change in the cost sharing formula for the cost of the new Charles A. Snow Elementary School and update and addition to Molly Ockett Middle School to be built in Fryeburg at the Molly Ockett Middle School site. At today’s estimate, the cost will be $19,996,645 plus interest at 4.5% for a total project cost of $29,894,984. The State formula will cover 66% of the cost, the remaining balance (paid by local funds) will be $10, 164,294 or 34% of total cost. The State formula is based on 8.11 mil rate on all taxable property within the district. The three towns that meet this mil rate are Brownfield, Fryeburg and Stow. The towns that do not meet this requirement are Denmark (projected educational mil rate 6.70, Sweden 6.92, Lovell 3.7 and Stoneham 4.03). The State will cover 66% of the costs for construction, which would be Brownfield, Fryeburg and Stow’s share, as these Towns do meet the 8.11 mil rate. The Towns of Denmark, Lovell, Stoneham and Sweden, based on the formula, would be responsible for the remaining 34% ($10,164,294 with interest) as they are below the state mil rate requirement. These towns would like for the whole district to share this cost of approximately $10,164,294. They are proposing the Towns of Brownfield, Town of Brownfield Selectmen s/Erik Walker s/Carol Brooks s/William Flynn

Fryeburg and Stow be liable for 20% of the $10,164,294 (which is $2,032,858) and the four other towns be responsible for the remaining 80% ($8,131,435). This scenario would add to Brownfield’s School Budget, 1st year interest only of $17,511, Year 2 $36,580 and last year of 20-year period (life of Bond) $19,895; as well as additional costs to Fryeburg: Year 1 $37,322, Year 2 $77,857 and last year $42,401; and Stow: Year 1 $4,729, Year 2 $9,866 and last year $5,373. These three towns have met the State’s mil rate and have been carrying the load for 25 years as a district. It seems questionable why we would want to accept this scenario when we are already paying more each year for the educational budgets per State mil rate formula (of 60% property valuation and 40% pupil population). We urge every registered voter to go to the polls and defeat this by voting NO on the school referendum on May 6, 2014. A majority NO vote from Brownfield, Fryeburg and Stow can defeat this referendum. A NO vote on this article in no way stops the construction of the new school. A NO vote deals only with shared paybacks of the Bond. PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE ON MAY 6, 2014, or PICK UP ABSENTEE BALLOTS AT YOUR TOWN OFFICE.

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May 1, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page 13A

Hospital offers courses

Discovery Day camp

Preregistration, referrals and a dietary consult are required. To register for classes, call Bridgton Hospital Diabetes Clinic at 647-6064. Participants will

Soldier Library

HIRAM — Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, Hiram, is an official satellite site for courses with SAD 55 School District’s Adult & Community Education Department. Brochures are available. For more information, call 625-3092.  The Knotty Knitters meet on Mondays from noon to 2 p.m., and new members are always welcome. Jigsaw puzzles are also available to exchange.  The monthly Book Discussion Group meets May 19 from 11 a.m. to noon to discuss Wiley Cash’s A Land More Kind Than Home. Check with Pam Slattery for available copies.  The library’s annual Memorial Day Bake, Book and Bloom Sale will be held Monday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Large plant pots are wanted, and donations of perennials, annuals and baked goods are welcome. Watch for the library’s upcoming Maine author visits series, beginning in June. Library hours are Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 625-4650 for more information, visit or friend them on Facebook.

★ P Birth A D D L E & Potvin named FPD acting chief W A K E B O Stoneham A Church R D S ★

Girl Scouts of Maine (GSME) announces that they are offering Discovery Day Camp sessions for girls in grades 1-4 at Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton. Through age-appropriate programming guided by the Girl Scout mission, day camp introduces girls to the great outdoors, helping them develop camping skills, become more confident, and learn to work with others. Girls will enjoy nature activities, swimming and water fun, crafts, and will make new friends, all under the watchful eye of

(Continued from Page A) Detective Sergeant in October, 2013 and has been the lead criminal investigator in many major cases in Fryeburg. As a Fryeburg Sergeant, Potvin has been responsible for scheduling, payroll, training, officer performance evaluations and managing day to operations within the department coupled with working a patrol shift. Potvin has recently written a grant for the Fryeburg Officers to obtain six new bulletproof vests and is currently working on updating departmental policies to comply with federal and state guidelines. Potvin has three children and lives with his wife in Harrison, Maine.

trained staff. Day camp at Camp Pondicherry will run for weeklong sessions, MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $170 for Girl Scout members, $350 for non-members, and includes lunch, beverages and snacks. Day campers in grades 24 can also try out resident camp by staying overnight one night for an additional $20. (Non-members can take advantage of member pricing by joining Girl Scouts for $15.) GSME also offers resident camp sessions at Camp

Former Chief Weymouth has recommended Potvin for the chief’s job saying, “He has proven himself as a leader under my command and I am fully confident in his ability to effectively manage a police agency through modern and progressive techniques.” Here are some of Potvin’s career achievements and awards: Investigative Letter of Appreciation – Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office – August 9th 2011 Supervisory Award – November 15th 2010 Commendation – May 14th 2010 Outstanding Service on Behalf of Victims Award – U.S. Department of Justice

Pondicherry with the Trail Master program, a progressive program structured by age and interest so girls can develop a solid foundation of outdoor skills. Girls can choose from general sessions with traditional camp activities, specialty camps like horseback riding, theater and archery, or leadership programs like Counselor-InTraining. GSME will hold an open house on June 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Camp Pondicherry. For more information and to register for camp, visit www.

– April 29th 2009 Letter of Appreciation – U.S. Department of Navy – September 12th 2008 Letter of Appreciation – Sebago Lake Rotary Club – March 22nd 2006 Letter of Appreciation –County Commissioner – March 9th 2006 Investigative Award of Merit – May 12th 2006 Commitment to Service Award - Federal Task Force Project – May 12th 2006 Commendatory Memo – November 12th 2005 Supervisory Recognition Memo – June 10th 2005 Investigative Recognition Memo – November 10th 2005 Detective of the Quarter


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Brittany Millett and Christopher Skinner of Waterford have a boy, Gavyn Miles Skinner, born April 21, 2014 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Gavyn weighed eight pounds, 15 ounces, and joins a brother, Trever Millett, 1. Maternal grandparent is Buffy Millett of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Lynda Cary and John Skinner of West Paris.

– October 21st 2002 Commendatory Memo – September 10th 2001 Commendation – March 7th 2001 Deputy Sheriff of the Quarter – July 12th 2000 Letter of Appreciation – Cumberland Police Chief – January 26th 2000 Letter of Appreciation – Maine Department of Marine Resources – August 24th 1999

STONEHAM — During May and June, services of the Oxford County United Parish (North Waterford and Stoneham Congregational Churches) will be held at 10 a.m. at the Stoneham Church on Route 5 in Stoneham, with Rev. Doretta Colburn preaching. All are welcome.

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FARMERS’ MARKET OPENING — Spring has sprung at Rams Farm in Denmark. Rams Farm, run by Helen Ramsdell, will be just one of many vendors offering their down-home food and wares when the Bridgton Farmers’ Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Diabetes SelfManagement” is the subject of training classes set for late May and early June at Bridgton Hospital. Monday, May 20. Linda Russell, MA, RD/LD, CDE, registered dietitian, will discuss meal plans and diabetes, and review carbohydrate counting. Thursday, May 22. Karen Bogdan, occupational therapist, will discuss the importance of daily exercise, how it can help improve blood sugars, and decrease weight. Karen will give you an exercise Theraband and instructions for using it. This class is fun and will motivate you to get moving! Thursday, May 29. Elaine Drew RN, CDE, CFCN will discuss sick day management; lab tests and new research; signs, symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar); and the importance of proper foot care. Monday, June 2. Dr. N. Scott Ferguson, optometrist, will discuss eye care, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

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Church celebrates 100th

NEW MEMBER — Theresa Hammond of Fiber Arts Cottage recently joined the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. A second new member is Paul Fillebrown of United Ambulance.

Town Hall petition (Continued from Page A) pull together the $325,000 for phase 1 work, as recommended by an engineering consultant, the board voted to use $103,030 in Community Development Block Grant funds left over from prior years, and to borrow the balance of $225,000, using Moose Pond Land Trust money over five years to pay the annual debt service created by the borrowing. The first payment of the debt service from the trust fund, under the board’s plan, wouldn’t be until July of 2015. Berkowitz said the referendum would only put off spending funds for the Town Hall for the next fiscal year, and that if the question pass-

es, a future board could revisit the Town Hall project in the 2015–2016 fiscal year. By crafting the question as an ordinance, said Berkowitz, the citizens’ petition would become a law if it passes. A second citizens’ petition asks voters to amend the Tower Ordinance to specify setbacks of towers from residential homes.

There are also eight other referendum questions, dealing with amendments to six town ordinances (Bear River, Alarm Systems, Sign, Site Plan Review, Shoreland Zoning and Willis Brook Aquifer ordinances) and two new ordinances: Affordable Housing Local Preference and Fire Protection ordinances.

Candidates (Continued from Page A) Finally, Barry Gilman seeks another three-year term on the Bridgton Water District. Elections, along with referendum voting, will take place on Tuesday, June 10, at Town Hall, with the polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Bridgton Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Town hall.

Burglars strike at library (Continued from Page A) went into my office, ripped open a Mother’s Day gift that had been nicely wrapped, left that on the desk,” Paradise said. “They were obviously after the cash,” she said. The amount of money on hand was between $25 and $30, she said. The thief or thieves took the change that had been collected from sales of Peppermint Patties — a fundraiser for the library. However, the change in the cash drawer was not touched, she said. On the way out of the library, the person, or persons, dumped a bag of returnable bottles and cans on the floor of the foyer, Paradise

said. The burglary has left both staff and patrons shaking their heads and asking “why?” On Sunday, “a couple of people have put money in the jar and said they were sorry that this happened,” Paradise said. On Tuesday morning, one woman wrote a check — a donation to help replace the broken window. The woman made the donation out in her cat’s name since the feline enjoyed listening to a good book being read aloud. For now, the broken window, which leads to the library bathroom, has been covered with a sheet of plywood. On Tuesday Paradise said

that Portland Glass will come to Casco Village to provide the library with a cost estimate for replacing the window, which was frosted glass. Although that is covered under the library’s insurance policy, she said it is likely that the deductible will be paid out-of-pocket. “Our deductible is $1,000; and I cannot imagine the window costing that much,” she said. In the process of taking fingerprints, law enforcement officials use a type of ink toner. Paradise said that has been difficult to clean up, but she hopes the fingerprints will provide detectives with a lead.

(Continued from Page A) following year, a building was raised alongside Roosevelt Trail, which at the time was known as Portland Road. This weekend, parishioners from the Casco Alliance Church have planned two evenings of activities in addition to regular Sunday services to commemorate the century mark for the church, Cebra said. The observance kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a dessert social that will be open to the public. “We will have a dessert social with exhibits from 1914, showing a taste of what life was like 100 years ago. We will play some trivia games related to the topic,” Cebra said. “Included in the exhibits will be a gown from one of our elderly parishioners. It was her mother’s wedding gown,” she said. “We have prepared a fun night,” she said. A community meal will be held on Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. Following services on Sunday – which always begin at 9:30 a.m. – churchgoers will bury a time capsule. According to Pastor Garret Meuser, “This is the first time that I have been involved with a church celebrating an anniversary of this magnitude.” “The anniversary we are celebrating this Friday is the day the church was formed. It began as a prayer meeting — people just gathered to pray with the intent of building a formal church,” Meuser said. Parishioners were enthusiastic about planning the 100-year celebration and forthcoming with sharing items they owned from the early 1900s. “I haven’t been too surprised about what has come up. I have a lady whose mother was a founding member. This has been her church since she was a young girl,” he said. “In New England, a lot of people don’t move away too often. So, it’s easier to track down history because it doesn’t get lost in the move,” he said. Preparations for the event “have been a group effort,” he said, giving kudos to Cebra and McDonald for their part in the planning process. Throughout the region, some

PART OF THE DISPLAY — This United States World War I army uniform belonged to a Naples resident who was killed during the overseas conflict. The outfit will be among the items on display for the 100-year anniversary of the Casco Alliance Church. (De Busk Photo) What: 100-year celebration activities Where: Casco Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail When: Friday at 6 p.m. is the Dessert Social with trivia games and exhibits on display; Saturday at 4 p.m. is the community supper with area pastors providing remembrances of the past; Sunday at 9:30 a.m. is regular church services during which time the congregation will bury a time capsule longtime residents still refer to the building as the Jesus Never Fails Church, since those are the word inscribed above the tall doorway. The church started out with a Baptist affiliation, and later became associated with the Christian Missionary Alliance, which is considered a conservative Pentecostal sect, according to Meuser. During the winter months, or when school is in session, about 20 to 25 people regularly attend the church. During the summertime, that number

increases to 30 to 40 people. “The opportunity to celebrate the 100-year anniversary is a once in a lifetime event,” Meuser said. “Unless you live in an area where there are a lot of old churches, it’s not something you’d get to do,” he said. “I am super honored to be the pastor who celebrates this. I consider this quite a privilege — one that I don’t deserve. But, the Lord is allowing me to be part of this, so I am not going to argue with him,” Meuser said.

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May 1, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

Garden Show at Fryeburg Fairgrounds May 16-18 FRYEBURG — Take heart! The sun is getting higher, the days are getting longer and the time is drawing nearer for the 13th annual Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show, taking place May 16-18 at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Fryeburg. As home and garden shows go, the Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower, Show excels on many levels. Chosen by Yankee Magazine twice as a top-20 event in Maine, the fairgrounds are alive with products and services for your home and garden: landscape displays, lawn and power equipment, decks, solar and alternative heating experts, grills, outdoor brick oven, and more. Home improvement and innovative energy displays will open a world of possibilities to those looking to redesign their home environment. With great crowds anticipated and hundreds of businesses already signed up, the show has added another 9,000 square feet of exhibitor space, bringing the total to seven buildings and five-plus acres of outside exhibits. Among the expanding list of highlights: • The Maine Florist Association is presenting cut and silk flower arrangements each day of the show.

An example of some of the fantastic displays found at past Home Garden Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Arrangements will be auctioned off at the end of the day and all proceeds go to the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Foundation. • Area Home Depot stores will be presenting ongoing doit-yourself and do-it-herself workshops. • Radio personality Paul Parent, host of the Paul Parent Garden Club radio program, returns to the Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show for the entire weekend with seminars each day of the show. Kerry Mendez,

nationally-recognized garden writer, landscape designer and book author will be on hand sharing her vast creative skills. Seminars on downsizing your home, interior design and staging your home for resale will also take place, and more talks are added every week. • The show’s very popular “Meet the Chefs” cooking series returns in Expo 1 with a “Cooking for a Healthier Lifestyle” theme. Bridgton Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the series, which features award-winning

chefs from the region sharing healthy and delicious recipes for the entire family. Exhibitor space is still available. For more information about the Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show, call 800-3592033 or e-mail show producer Karla Ficker at karla@ Visit the show’s website at, or on Facebook to check out the latest updates.

Greenhouse and Nursery day this Saturday, May 3 Greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers statewide will be celebrating this Saturday, May 3 as the industry kicks off the growing season with Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day. For the fourth year, several dozen family-owned businesses will hold special events to highlight gardening in Maine. Planned activities for the events include giveaways, door prizes, raffles, plants and balloons for children, container-planting demonstrations, personal tours, expert speakers and mini workshops. Participating greenhouses and nurseries also will preview spring introductions and share their expertise by offering gardening tips, information on plant varieties and ideas for window box and landscape design.  “Greenhouse and Nursery Day helps highlight the growing importance of Maine horticulture,” Governor Paul R. LePage said. “The horticulture industry contributes over $280 million annually to Maine’s economy and provides thousands of jobs.”  “More than half of the plants sold in Maine are grown right here, and our greenhouses and nurseries work hard to promote the sale of their product locally,” said Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb. “I encourage Mainers to visit their local garden centers on May 3 and enjoy Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day.”  The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry licenses and inspects more than 1,307 businesses selling plants in Maine. To support this growing industry, the Department certifies plant exports, regulates imported plants and assists growers with plant pest problems.   Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day is supported by the Ornamental Horticulture Council and the Mid-Maine Greenhouse Growers Association.  Local greenhouses and nurseries open include Mayberry Farm, 763 Bridgton Road in Sebago (787-4113). For more information about Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day, go to: 

Why not grow a nutritious garden in a pot? By Melinda Myers Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs. Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door. All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants

and a container with drainage holes. A 15 to 24-inch diameter pot or 24 to 36-inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently. Check containers daily and water thoroughly as needed. Self-watering pots need less frequent watering,

allowing busy gardeners and travelers the opportunity to grow plants in pots with minimal care. Fill the container with a well-drained potting mix. Read the label on the container mix bag. Add a slow release organic nitrogen fertilizer, like Milorganite (, at planting for better results with less effort. It provides small amounts of nutrients throughout most of the season and eliminates the need to mix and water in fertilizer throughout the growing season. Sprinkle a bit more on the soil surface midseason or when changing out your plantings. Mix colorful flowers with nutritious vegetables for attractive, healthy results. Bright Lights Swiss Chard, pansies (their flowers are

edible), colorful leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, and trailing ivy make a great cool season combination. Fresh-from-thecontainer-garden vegetables make the best tasting salads and the greens provide Vitamins A and C as well as calcium. Use the pansy flowers to dress up a salad or frozen in ice cubes for an added gourmet touch to beverages. For summer, use a tomato, pepper, eggplant or peas, beans, and cucumbers trained on a trellis. All are packed full of nutrients and make a great vertical accent. Surround the towering vegetables with purple basil, tri-color sage, carrots, beets and a colorful trailing annual like verbena, lantana, or bidens. Don’t forget to squeeze in a few onions or garlic. The fragrant foliage can be deco-

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Area Events Spring Fling Online Auction

A Spring Fling Online Auction is now ongoing and will run through Saturday, May 10, to support the Progress Center’s Consumer Activity fund, which helps its clients participate in activities. The auction website is and it offers products donated by many businesses, including Hannaford gift cards, photography by Trish Logan, travel on the Amtrak Downeaster, ride tickets to Palace Playland, tickets to Splashtown and more. The nonprofit Progress Center, located in Norway, has a long and proud tradition of supporting people with disabilities. For more information on the Spring Fling online auction or the Progress Center, please call Priscilla at 743-8049, ext. 266.

Arts in Motion offers Cheaper By The Dozen

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Featuring a wonderful cast of local actors, Cheaper By The Dozen will be offered by Arts in Motion Theater Company at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse beginning Friday, May 2, with shows over two weekends. Cheaper by the Dozen is based on a true story about the Gilbreth family and their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, and keeping his family of 12 children running just as effi-

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One disadvantage to perennials is that they only bloom for a short period of time, however if you combine several different species in your garden you can help to ensure season-long colors will abound. The obvious advantage with perennials is the fact that they last for more than one season. Some of the most popular perennials include daylilies, coreopsis, peonies, tulips, iris, lilacs, hosta and purple coneflowers. Although many perennial plants are more expensive than annuals, it often balances out in the long run since you don’t have to replace them each year. Despite the fact that the foliage and flowers in perennial plants die at the end of each growing season, the roots live throughout the winter and will emerge with new growth each spring. As perennials grow and mature over the years, they may need to be divided to alleviate crowding and help the plants to remain healthy and strong. Annuals and perennials each have their pros and cons, and their unique place in your garden. The best thing to do is to experiment with planting a combination of both types of plants, to ensure that your flower garden is bursting with vibrant colors and variety throughout the growing season! Article compliments of Northern NE Home Garden Flower Show, May 16, 17 and 18 at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. For more information on the show visit or www.

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Growing tips The following are growing tips offered by the MidMaine Greenhouse Growers Association. If you buy your seedlings right out of the greenhouse, you should give them a few days to “harden off.” Place them in a sunny, outdoor location (unless they are shade plants like begonias, impatiens, coleus, etc.) and keep them watered but not soggy. A protected spot is best, if the days are windy. After two to three days, the seedlings will be noticeably tougher and not as tender. Then, they are ready to go in the ground. If your seedlings are growing in a “common pack,” where all the roots grow together, use a long sharp knife to cut the root mass into cubes. Generally, it is best not to bury seedlings much deeper than they were growing in the pack, (exception: tall, leggy tomatoes can be buried diagonally up to the first leaf). Prepare the soil well. Mix manure or peat moss into the soil before transplanting. Lime the soil at one cup/ square yard. Water in your seedlings very thoroughly at transplanting time. Use a “starter solution” of soluble fertilizer (Rapid Grow or the like) at one tablespoon per gallon of water. If the soil or the air is cold, use lukewarm water. Keep the seedlings watered, but not soggy, for the first week while their roots are getting established, then check one to two times a week for additional watering. Feed your bedding plants every 10 to 14 days as above, for top performance. be used to provide services that the Lions Club renders to the community such as school scholarships, Christmas for Kids, and eye screening for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. Remember, you cannot win if you don’t play.

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First Friday Reception at Norway gallery

NORWAY — The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, continues its spring season with a First Friday Reception on Friday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery will be exhibiting the work of fine artists and artisans living and working in Western Maine. May’s featured artist of the month is Jeanne Labounty, whose oil paintings mostly depict animals and things in nature, along with portraits. View the collection of original arts, mosaics, landscapes, figurative paintings, still life paintings, jewelry and more. The gallery is open Tuesday-through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on art classes, demonstrations, and special trips sponsored by the WMAG, visit and Facebook. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Pancake breakfast in West Baldwin

WEST BALDWIN — The West Baldwin United Methodist Church on Route 113 will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the church. The menu is pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice, all for $6 adults and $3 children age 10 and under.

Windham Knights holding Italian Dinner

WINDHAM — The Knights of Columbus, Windham Council, will serve a Homestyle Italian Dinner on Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Route 302, North Windham. Adults are $9, children (12 and under) pay $4, and the family maximum is $25. The menu is pasta, homemade marinara sauce, homemade meatballs, traditional Italian antipasto, garlic rolls, coffee, tea and punch and a homemade dessert buffet. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward funding Maine Right to Life, seeking to protect and uphold the dignity and worth of each human life from conception to natural death.

Guided Walk at Heald and Bradley Ponds

LOVELL — The Greater Lovell Land Trust will hold a Guided Walk on Saturday, May 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve after meeting at the Flat Hill Trailhead. The golden window between thaw and Mother’s Day black fly hatch offers the perfect time to get outside and notice the season as it unfolds. In this walk, docents will look for the earliest spring wildflowers pushing up through the leaf-covered forest floor and other spring happenings. The activity level is gentle, with limited elevation change and relatively even terrain. Call the GLLT at 925-1056 or e-mail info@ for more information.

BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School will hold its Annual Chinese/Silent Auction on Saturday, May 3, at the school. Preview begins at 2 p.m., and the drawing begins at 4 p.m., with an intermission at 5 p.m. Food will be available, including soup and sandwiches, beverages and a bake sale. Items include over 150 offerings, including a four-day Walt Disney World pass, trips to amusement parks, local business donations. All proceeds will benefit the Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School students. And the Denmark Elementary School PTA. For more information, contact PTA President Heather Jean at 935-1185.

Food Ministry Distribution May 4 in Bridgton

The Lake Region Vineyard Church will hold a Food Ministry Distribution on Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 402 Main Street in Bridgton, near the ballfield. Prepared food will be available to eat in or to take home, along with several perishable, nonperishable and frozen items. The food ministry is open to anyone who wishes to be blessed with good quality food. For more information, call Dana Masters at 831-0737.

Bridgton Community Band rehearses Mondays

The Bridgton Community Band begins rehearsal for the summer season on Monday, May 5 at Bridgton Old Town Hall at 7 p.m. Wind musicians young and old are welcome. Please bring a music stand and your instrument. Call 647-5266 for more information.

Socrates Café at Waterford Library

WATERFORD — The Socrates Cafe will meet on Monday, May 5, at the Waterford Library, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The topic to be discussed is “What Actions Are We Taking To Improve Our Legacy?” The moderator will be Ted Gerber. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 583-6957.

Historical ‘Show ‘n Tell’ in Harrison

HARRISON — The Harrison Historical Society will kick off the 2014 season with a special evening on Wednesday, May 7, at the Carleson Homestead across from the museum on Haskell Hill Road. Bring a dish to share in a potluck supper that begins at 5 p.m., and bring some Harrison pictures for a historical show and tell after the meal. For more information, call Elaine Smith at 583-2213.

Upcoming events at LHE/PAC

FRYEBURG — Upcoming events at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy include the followTexas Hold ‘em Tournament in Harrison ing: on Wednesday, May 7, the Fryeburg Academy music program HARRISON — The Harrison Lions Club will be holding their presents its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Admission is free and Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, May 3, at the VFW Hall seating is general admission. On Friday, May 9, Oscar-winning on Waterford Road in Harrison. There will be a $55 entry fee. Doors director Jonathan Demme’s latest musical profile, Enzo Avitabile, open at 11:30 a.m., with starting time at 1 p.m. This is a BYOB will be playing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission and will event with great food and refreshments available. The proceeds will be available at the door one hour before the movie. And on Saturday, May 10, the Met Opera Live in • Annuals • Veggies • Herbs • Perennials • Trees • Shrubs • Mulch • Pottery & More! HD series continues with a live simulcast of La Cenerentola that will begin at 1 p.m. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch in the lobby at noon. Tickets are Open Mon. – Sat., 9 to 5 $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. For any of Sunday 9 to 3 these events, call the box office at 935-9232 or e-mail to make reservations.


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you’ll need to pick off the fading flowers before they go to seed. If you regularly deadhead your annuals, you will prolong the blooming and have a magnificent show of color throughout the entire growing season. Perennial plants come in a variety of sizes, textures and colors. Perennials differ greatly from annuals in that they continue to grow for several years or more. There are two types of perennials, hardy and tender. Examples of hardy perennials include tulips and daffodils. Hardy perennials can simply be left in the ground throughout the winter and need very little care during the growing season once they are established. Tender perennials need care to survive the winter, such as a layer of mulch or protective gardening accessories such as rose cones.


They can be used to complement and fill in areas of the garden that are sparse. Some annuals are particularly hardy such as wax begonias and geraniums, which don’t require as much water as certain other plants. Other annuals can very easily be grown from seeds, such as zinnias and marigolds. Impatiens tend to bloom the longest during warm weather, while flowers such as cosmos and scarlet sage can be cut back, brought indoors and continue to produce more flowers throughout the growing season. Although annuals must be replanted yearly, they are very popular with gardeners for their continuous bloom and season-long color. One important thing to note about annuals… It is very important to “deadhead” the flowers. Deadheading means

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“Earth laughs in flower,” — Ralph Waldo Emerson By Karla Ficker There are several factors that you should consider before running out and purchasing plants for your flower garden. Time, money and the amount of care required are all important considerations that will help determine what type of plants will be the most suitable for your garden and lifestyle. There are two basic types of flowing plants, annuals and perennials. Annuals are flower plants that live for just one growing season. These plants will bloom continuously and show color throughout the growing season. Annual transplants can be found at local garden centers, tend to be relatively inexpensive and are often sold in large flats that contain several plants.

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Basics of Buying & Selling a Business

NORWAY — Brian Hanson, president of Maine Business Brokers, will present “The Basics of Buying & Selling a Business” on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Norway Town Office on Danforth Street. Hanson is very knowledgeable on both the buy side and the sell side, and will be happy to answer your questions. The charge is $25, and the sponsor is Oxford Hills SCORE. Call 743-0499 or e-mail to get more information and to register.


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Public supper at East Otisfield Church

OTISFIELD — The East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will hold the next public supper on Saturday, May 10. There’ll be two seatings, at 5 and 6 p.m. The church is located at 231 Rayville Road in Otisfield, off Route 121 about a mile. Menu: roast pork loin, potato, salads, pies and ice cream. Donations appreciated.

The last supper of The Sunshine Club

CASCO — The Sunshine Club is dissolving, and will be holding its last Sunshine Club Supper on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Crescent Lake Community Hall, Route 11, (Poland Spring Road) in Casco. The menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, pasta and potato salads, coleslaw, Jell-O, bread, beverages and pies. Cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for kids ages 12 and under. Kids under age five are free. Same time, same place, same great food — and the club thanks the public for all of its support over the years.

Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance

SOUTH PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will have a dance on Saturday, May 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine Street, South Paris. Walter Lougee of Milo will be the caller of Mainstream and Plus Level dance. Bernie Porter of Hooksett, N.H. will cue the Round Dancing. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing will take place during this period. Admission is $6 per person. Non-dancers are invited to watch at no charge. Election of officers for 20142015 took place at the Annual Meeting of the club on April 24. Outgoing president, Chandler Wright passed the gavel to Bob Herrick, the new president. Bob and his wife, Eleanor of Auburn, will be co-presidents. Other officers installed were Melody Cox, of Bryant Pond, vice president, Chandler Wright of Greenwood, secretary and Esther Tucker of Poland, treasurer. Nancy Engdahl of Waterford will continue as program director. For more information, call Eleanor Herrick at 782-4050 or visit the website at

Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club meeting

SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will hold a workshop on Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, South Paris. Weather permitting, there will be an open hive, and lifetime beekeepers Ken Record and Jerry Record will demonstrate splitting bees and getting nucs ready. Bring your veils. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Kevin at farrout@roadrunner. com.  

Harrison Summer Day Camp registration

HARRISON — Registration will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., on May 13 and 14 for Harrison Recreation’s Summer Day Camp, to be held June 23-Aug. 14 at Crystal Lake Park in Harrison. The registration will be held at the Harrison Town Office. For more information, call Rec Director Paula Holt at 583-2241.

Receive personal credit advice, avoid scams

Have questions about your finances but not sure who to ask? Here’s your chance to talk to a financial expert, when the Portland Public Library’s Portable Library visits the Bridgton Public Library on Wednesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advice will be available in the library’s meeting room on such topics as: protecting your bank account from scams and identity theft, retirement and estate planning, types of mortgages, credit card basics, saving for college and establishing good credit and credit report scores. Bring a copy of your credit report and receive personal advice.

HIRAM — “Brownfield Rockers” is not a music band — Brownfield rockers are beautiful and unique chairs made in Brownfield in the 19th century. Jo Harmon, a Brownfield native, will present a talk on the handsome durable handmade wooden “Brownfield Rocker” at the Hiram Historical Society on Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. Harmon will focus on their maker, Brownfield resident Hiram Seavey, who was the only man ever associated with this design, making them individually in his shop. She will talk about his millwork, the chairs’ construction methods, the Seavey family and the 19th century in this area. Ms. Harmon will also exhibit several of the chairs from her own collection, showing the very few variations. Some of you may have one of these treasures in your attic. If you do, or think you do, bring along a photo of it, (or the chair itself) and Jo will authenticate it for you. The Hiram Historical Society is located in Great Ossipee Museum (former Mt. Cutler School), 20 Historical Ridge (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117) in Hiram village. A 1 p.m. business meeting will precede the talk, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more informa- Brownfield Rockers are beautiful and unique chairs made by Hiram Seavey in the 19th century. tion, call 625-4762.

Waterford World’s Fair Assn. plans suppers and dances NORTH WATERFORD — There may be snow on the ground and a cold wind blowing, but that is not stopping the directors and members of the Waterford World’s Fair Association from making plans for this year’s Waterford World’s Fair. The next planning meeting is Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Waterford Town Office; everyone is welcome to come see how things have changed. Maybe you would like to volunteer a few hours? There will be lots of projects that can use a hand once the snow is gone and the ground dries out a little. The next fundraising supper will be Saturday, April 12, featuring Dana’s famous baked stuffed haddock with potatoes,

HIRAM — The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow became the most popular book-length poem in America when it was published in 1855, but it was controversial. Join Charles Kaufmann, artistic director of Portland’s Longfellow Chorus, for a talk that contrasts Longfellow’s image of the “noble savage” with a factual look at the history of Maine’s Native Peoples in and around Hiram, Longfellow’s childhood home. Kaufmann’s free talk will take place on Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram (off Schoolhouse Road, off Route 117). For more information, call 625-4762.

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Annual Chamber Dinner Auction

The public is welcome to attend the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Dinner Auction on Thursday, May 15 in the Goldsmith Dining Hall at Bridgton Academy. Advance cost is $20, or $25 the day of the event, and gift bags will be given to the first 100 paid individuals. There’ll be a cash bar for this casual attire event, which begins with a silent auction at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:15 p.m., and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets at the chamber’s office at 101 Portland Road.

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Forum on No Common Core Maine

DENMARK — A Common Core Forum will be presented on Monday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Denmark Town Office. The forum will be led by Heidi Sampson, a representative of No Common Core Maine. Learn how Common Core is impacting education at all levels, and what we can do to take back our schools at the local level to ensure our children receive the highquality education they deserve.


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Calendar BALDWIN Sat., May 3 — Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., West Baldwin United Methodist Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON Thur., May 1 — “Pump it Up” series on heart failure, class 2, 3-5 p.m., Bridgton Hospital Physician Group Conference Room. FMI: 647-6050. Thur., May 1 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Fri., May 2 — Opening of The Maine Native-American Center, noon to 4 p.m., 156 Main St. FMI: 647-2600. Fri., May 2 — Spaghetti Dinner by Bridgton Literary Task Force, 5 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 400-0234. Sat., May 3 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market opens for season, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community

Center. Sat., May 3 — Mystery Book Club, 2 p.m., North Bridgton Library. Sat., May 3 — Public Ham & Bean Supper by Historical Society to benefit Narramissic, 5 to 7 p.m., Community Center. Sun., May 4 — Food Ministry Distribution, 1 to 3 p.m., 402 Main St., near ballfield. FMI: 831-0737. Mon., May 5 — Kid’s Gardening Club, 3:15 p.m., Community Center. Mon., May 5 — North Bridgton Cemetery Assn. annual meeting, 7 p.m., North Bridgton Library. Mon., May 5 — Bridgton Democrats and Lake Region Democrats meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center. FMI: Linda England, 647-5164. Mon., May 5 — Bridgton Community Band rehearsal, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6475266. Tue., May 6 — Tai Chi Maine Beginner Class, 9:30 to

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11 a.m., Town Hall. Tue., May 6 — SCORE meeting, 12:45 p.m., Community Center. Tue., May 6 — COPD Support Group, 1 p.m., Community Center. Wed., May 7 — Diabetic Shoe Clinic for Medicare clients, by appt., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. Thur., May 8 — Tai Chi Maine, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. Thur., May 8 — “Pump It Up,” 3rd & final class on preventing heart failure, 3 to 5 p.m., Bridgton Hospital Physician Group Conference Room. FMI: 647-6050. Fri., May 9 — Tai Chi Maine, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Fri., May 9 — Joy of Singing, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sat., May 10 — Judy Garbow, animal communicator, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-2472. Sat., May 10 — Democratic Committee Meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Sun., May 11 — Open Mic, 6 p.m., Community Center. BROWNFIELD Sat., May 3 — Annual Chinese/Silent Auction by Brownfield/Denmark PTA, preview begins 2 p.m., drawing begins 4 p.m., intermission 4 p.m. FMI: 935-1185. Sat., May 3 — Dance with Linwood Cash & The Ridge Riders, 8 p.m., to midnight, Brownfield Lions Den, Rtes. 5 & 133. fmi 935-2911. Tue., May 6 — Adult Play Group, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. Fri., May 9 — Brownfield Rec Meeting, 3 p.m., Community Center. CASCO Fri., May 2 — 100th anniversary informal gathering and reminiscence, 6 p.m., Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Sat., May 3 — Cleanup at Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Quaker Ridge Rd. FMI: 647-4352. Sat., May 3 — Public Community Supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Casco Alliance Church. Sat., May 10 — Last Supper of The Sunshine Club, 5 to 6 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Hall. DENMARK Fri., May 2 — Easy hike to Devil’s Den, Porter, by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247.

Fri., May 9 — Moderate hike to Mount Major, Alton, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Thur., May 1 — May Day Breakfast by First Congregational Church of Fryeburg, 6:30 to 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, Portland St. Thur., May 1 — Tabulate votes from April 29 FA contract referendum & review updated SAD 72 budget, 7 p.m., Molly Ockett cafeteria. Fri., Sat., May 2, 3 — AXIS Dance Co. presents The Art Of Being, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Fmi 935-9232. Wed., May 7 — Fryeburg Academy Music Program Annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Fri., May 9 — Jonathan Demme’s Enzo Avitabile, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sat., May 10 — Met Opera Live in HD, La Cenerentola, 1 p.m. Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. Sun., May 11 — Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser for Charlotte Hobbs Library, seatings noon and 1 p.m., Old Saco Inn, 125 Old Saco Lane. FMI: 925-3177. HARRISON Thur., May 1 — “Becoming A Better Birder,” with Ornithologist Chris Lewey, 5:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. Sat., May 3 — Stuart’s Corner Cemetery meeting, 9 a.m., Masonic Hall, Bolster’s Mills. Sat., May 3 — Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, doors open 11:30 a.m., starts 1 p.m., VFW Hall, Waterford Rd. Tue., May 6 — May Senior Social & Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 583-

2241. Wed., May 7 — Harrison Historical Society, potluck 5 p.m., bring Harrison pictures for historical show and tell to follow, Carlson Homestead, Haskell Hill Rd., across from museum. LOVELL Fri., May 2 — Bingo starts, 6:30 p.m., Fryeburg/Lovell VFW #6783, Rte. 93 & Smart’s Hill Rd. Sat., May 3 — Spring Cleanup as part of Valley Pride Day, meet 8:30 to 10 a.m., Fryeburg/Lovell VFW parking lot, post-cleanup party at Hampton Inn to follow, noon to 2 p.m. FMI: 632-5001. Sat., May 3 — Free Day, 10 a.m. to noon, Lovell Church Thrift Shop, Rte. 5. Sat., May 3 — Guided Walk at Heald & Bradley Pond Reserves, noon to 2 p.m., meet at Flat Hill Trailhead. Fri., May 9 — Bingo Night to benefit Ron Ashworth Pilgrim Lodge Camp Scholarship Fund, 6 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Sat., May 10 — Spaghetti Dinner by Lovell Fire Department, 5-7 p.m., Center Lovell Fire Barn, Rte. 5. NAPLES Sat., May 3 — Chinese Raffle by American Legion Auxiliary, doors open 4 p.m., drawing begin 6 p.m., American Legion Post, Rte. 11. Tue., May 6 — Teen Movie, 4 to 6 p.m., library. Tue., May 6 — SAD 61 District Budget Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Lake Region High School gym. Wed., May 7 — Make something for Mother’s Day, 4-6 p.m., library. Thur., May 8 — K-3 Lego Club, 4-5 p.m., library. RAYMOND Thur., May 1 — Lawyers in Libraries Day, Benjamin B. Krauter of Southern Maine Legal Services, 3 to 6 p.m., library. SEBAGO Thur., May 1 — Lawyers in Library Law Day 2014, with Attorney Gregory Braun of Bridgton, 9 to 11 a.m., Spaulding

Library, Rte. 114. FMI: 7872321. Sat., May 3 — Maine Search and Rescue offers free Lost But Found program, 2 p.m., Spaulding Library, Rte. 114. FMI: 787-2321. Sat., May 3 — Turkey Pot Pie Supper to benefit Sebago Fire & Rescue, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Sebago Town Hall. WATERFORD Fri., May 5 — Socrates Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-6957. AREA EVENTS Thur., May 1 — Alternative Housing talk with Alex Miller and Scott Vlaun, 6:30 p.m., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-5309, ext. 1. Thur., May 1 — “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie-NH Hiking Memoir,” with Dan Szczesny, 7 p.m., Weather Discovery Center, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603356-2961. Fri., May 2 — Free skin cancer screenings, 3-5 p.m., 60 High St., Lewiston. FMI: 795-8250. Fri., May 2 — First Friday Reception, 5-7 p.m., Main Street Gallery, 426 Main St., Norway. Fri.-Sun., May 2-4 — Godspell, Fri., Sat., 7 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. Fri.-Sun., May 2-4 — Cheaper By the Dozen, by Arts In Motion Theatre, 7 p.m. Fri., 3 & 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., Sun., Eastern Slope Inn & Playhouse, No. Conway, N.H. RSVP: 603356-0110, Sat., May 3 — Infant CPR Class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Ripley Bldg., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Sat., May 3 — Green Hills Expansion Field Trip by Nature Conservancy, meet 8:30 a.m. at parking lot for Conway Police Station, 35 East Conway Rd., Conway, N.H. Sat., May 3 — Plant & Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Windham Hill Church, 140 Windham


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Harrison – Nicely-renovated 3bedroom Ranch. Close to area lakes and attractions. Offers low-maintenance 1st floor living. $134,900. MLS 1127853 Hostess: Lauri Kinser 207-310-3565 Directions: Rte. 117 to Harrison Village to upper Main St., left onto Deertrees Rd., past Deertrees Theatre to #191 on right.

Harrison – Year-round cottage with 100 ft. of water frontage on Crystal Lake. Close to area attractions and amenities! $219,500. MLS 1124850 Hostess: Alicia McGinnis 207-807-5117

Naples – Great location for livestock. Open pasture, barn with stables. Farmhouse has lots of potential. ±4 acres with over 400 ft. of road frontage on major road. $479,000. MLS 1115936 Host: Stan Harmon 207-739-9295 Directions: Rte. 302W to property on right just after Aubuchon Hardware.

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Saturday, May 3 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 12 noon to 2 p.m. Naples – Beautifully-remodeled yearround cottage located on the east side of Long Lake. Spectacular views from expansive deck and private dock. A must see! $594,900. MLS 1124086 Hostess: Lauri Kinser, 207-310-3565 Directions: From Rte. 302W, turn right on Rte. 35 in Naples. Turn left onto Indian Head Rd. Keep right, cottage is on left.

Saturday, May 3 12 noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Naples – Prime Sebago Lake Frontage! Year-round open concept living w/spectacular water views. Many special features and close to area attractions. $799,995. MLS 1128580 Hostess: Lauri Kinser, 207-310-3565 Directions: Rte. 302W, turn left onto Rte. 114 toward Sebago. Follow to 2nd left entrance onto Lake Sebago Estates – Rolling Hills Drive. Follow to Granite Rd. on right. Home is 1st drive on left.

Rte. 35 towards Naples, to right onto Lewis, right onto East shore Village, left onto East Shore Drive. $525,000

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May 1, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

Valley Pride Cleanup Day Grandparents presentation

FRYEBURG — It all happens in a big way on Saturday, May 3. Participating in Valley Pride Day is not only a great way to serve your community, but you are also being part of the solution to a unsightly problem created by people who simply don’t seem to care about our environment and it’s super easy for you and the whole family to participate. Did we mention fun! STEP 1: Register between 8:30 and 10 a.m. at which time you can pick up your trash bags, bottled water, latex gloves and road assignment from any of the following locations: Albany — Town Hall on Route 16 Bartlett — Bartlett school parking lot Jackson — Whitney’s Community Center Glen — Patch’s Market parking lot Kearsarge/Intervale — old post office parking lot North Conway — Hampton Inn Conway — Information Booth Madison — Town Hall Eaton — Inn at Crystal Lake Ossipee — Macdonald’s parking lot Tamworth/Chocorua — Brett School parking lot East Conway — Twombly’s Market Center Conway — Saco Bound parking lot West Fryeburg/South Chatham — Webster’s Store North Chatham/Stow — Stow Corner Store Fryeburg — American Legion, Bradley Street Brownfield — Brownfield Rec on Main Street Lovell — VFW parking lot STEP 2: Everyone cleans their assigned location and then heads to the celebration from noon to 2 p.m. at The Hampton Inn, Route 16 in North Conway. The party includes music by the Mountain Top Music Center Youth Ensemble, directed by Chad Cummings, great food from several of the local restaurants and businesses plus great burgers, hot dogs, chips and more courtesy of the Hampton

Inn Manager Tom Spaulding and his wonderful staff. Flatbread Pizza in large quantities available plus free pizza coupons being handed out while supplies last, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, cookies, brownies, cakes… oh my! There will be prizes and giveaways courtesy of local businesses throughout MWV and western Maine and the list goes on, not the least of which is the free open water park fun for the kids, compliments again of Hampton Inn. Now that’s a celebration! An added feature this year is the inclusion of other “like minded” events and groups. “The Be Kind” fundraiser for Visiting Nurses will join Valley Pride with a table of information and sign-up sheets. Brian LaPlante, store manager for Nike Shoes, will be available to collect old sneakers and shoes for the Nike “Reuse a Shoe” program, so clean out those closets and bring your old used footwear and help Nike’s mission. Starbuck’s has jumped on board again this year, not only setting up a coffee station with free coffee for everyone, but they will also set up a table promoting their “Grounds for your Garden” recycling efforts, giving out two to three-pound bags of used coffee grounds for garden compost and planting as long as supplies last. Valley Pride Day is in perpetual build mode so if you have a recycling mission or cause or know of someone that does please be in touch and join the fun while building awareness and support. Of course every major event is in need of special sponsors and Valley Pride wants to thank presenting sponsors — Zeb’s Country Store, Poland Spring Bottled Water, Hampton Inn, and Waste Management. Also a special thank you to supporting sponsors Badger Realty, Settlers’ Green and Hardy Farms. Media sponsors for this event include Mount Washington Radio and the Conway Daily Sun. To see more special supporters please go to the Facebook page and be sure to like Valley Pride while you’re there. For more information call Donna Woodward at 207441-8170 or e-mail at

Langlais featured this Friday

Family Preserve. The donation approval was completed in 2013; smaller indoor pieces were picked up in November 2013 and the larger outdoor sculptures are to be delivered to Norway in July or August of 2014. This summer the farm pieces will be installed in the warming hut at Roberts Farm Preserve on a rotating basis. Eventually, they will be dismoms, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ripley played in exhibit rooms on the

interpret Bernard’s art. In 2013, representatives of the Western Foothills Land Trust visited the Langlais’ estate in Cushing with Kohler Foundation conservators and requested consideration for pieces that reflected two of the Trust’s Norway preserves: farm animals for Roberts Farm Preserve, and bird-related pieces for Shepard’s Farm

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Bldg., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. Thur., May 8 — Spring Senior Safety Lunch & Learn by Cumberland County TRIAD, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. sittings, Maine Military Museum, 50 Peary Terrace, So. Portland. RSVP: 774-1444, ext. 2176. Fri.-Sun., May 9-11 — Godspell, Fri., Sat., 7 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. Sat., May 10 — Trail Day, variety of activities, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish. FMI: 7745961, ext. 3319. Sat., May 10 — Electronic Recycling Event by Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windham Mall, enter thru Veterans Memorial Drive off Rte. 302, next to Friendly’s FMI: 232-8291, 6535989. Sat., May 10 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. Sat., May 10 — Brownfield Rockers, program by Jo Harmon, 1:30 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. Sat., May 10 — Public Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church. Sat., May 10 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050.

first floor of the rehabilitated Pike-Roberts farmhouse. This August, a large cow and a horse sculpture will be delivered and installed outdoors at Roberts Farm, and eight tall bird-related pieces will be installed in the open field at Shepard’s Farm Family Preserve off Crockett Ridge Road. The outdoor installations will be completed in time for the influx of 350 Bike Maine visitors, Sept. 7.



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Center Rd., Windham. FMI: 892-4217. Sat., May 3 — Italian Dinner by Windham Knights of Columbus, 5 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rte. 302, No. Windham. Sun., May 4 — Tom Quinn Benefit Dance, 1 to 5 p.m., Peter Allen & the Hurricane Mountain Boys, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. FMI: 671-6787, 4020738. Tue., May 6 — Author Luncheon & No. Conway Library Fundraiser with Julia SpencerFleming, noon to 2 p.m., Black Cap Grille, No. Conway, N.H., near L.L. Bean. FMI: 603-3562961, 603-356-3200. Tue., May 6 — White Mountain Writers Group, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., May 6 — Tech Savvy Workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. Tue., May 6 — Wind Over Wings, program on birds of prey, 7-8 p.m., Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass St., Portland. FMI: 774-5961, ext. 3319. Wed., May 7 — Basics of Buying & Selling a Business, by SCORE, 6-9 p.m., Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. FMI: 743-0499. Wed., May 7 — Breastfeeding Class, for new & experienced

LANGLAIS WORKS — The First Friday Reception at the CEBE Gallery, 447 Main Street, Norway, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. features the works of Bernard Langlais.

On May 2, 1914, a group of individuals, recognizing the need for a church in West Casco, Maine, gathered together to form that church. In the beginning it was known as General Provincial Baptist Church. Today it is known as Casco Alliance Church — or the “Jesus Never Fails” church. This year, on the weekend of Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, the church will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Church members invite the public to join them for this special occasion, and to share your memories or stories of the little church on the corner. The schedule of events is as follows: • Friday, 6 p.m. — An informal gathering with cake and cookies, period trivia, and a chance to reminisce about the development of the church and community and what the church has meant to everyone. • Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. — A community supper. The church hopes to have some former pastors present to share memories of their time with them. • Sunday, 9:30 a.m. — A worship service followed by burying a time capsule to be opened in 2064 containing items from the present day. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to or by phone to the church number 344-5370.



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Gallery 302 welcomes back Bridgton resident, Anne Bernard. Anne plays with encaustic, ink, graphite and paint. Each of her pieces is a response to materials, nature, time, and memory. In her work, Anne strives to present simplicity and directness that questions complexity. Anne has a fine art degree from the University of Southern Maine and has studied at Maine College of Art, Vermont Studio School and Syracuse University. She has enjoyed many opportunities to exhibit her work with local solo exhibits, two-person exhibits, and group exhibits. Several awards have been granted at the Norway Arts Festival and the Bridgton Art Guild Miniature Shows. Anne’s work is unique and interesting. She is a wonderful addition to Gallery 302. Please stop in and check out Anne’s newest work. In April, the gallery is open daily from 12 to 4 p.m., except Saturdays when it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Mondays. In May, the gallery will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Exhibiting artists are the sales staff and are happy to show you what’s new in the gallery. Please stop in see what local artists are creating. For more gallery information, please visit the website at or call 647-ARTS.

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NORWAY — The public is invited to a May 2 First Friday opening at the CEBE Gallery on Main Street, Norway. Farm-related reliefs by Bernard Langlais will be featured along with a short video about Langlais’ career and artistic legacy. The CEBE Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Langlais exhibit will be up through May. Known for his monumental wall reliefs and sculptures of animals from the 1970s, Maine-born artist Bernard Langlais (1921–1977) created a rich and diverse oeuvre in his 56 years. From figurative to abstract painter, from abstract to figurative sculptor, to visionary environment builder, “Blackie” Langlais’ art was driven by a deep sense of place, and an unrelenting search for materials and subjects that reconciled his rural roots with postwar artistic movements and ideologies. In 2010, Helen Friend Langlais, Blackie’s widow, left an extraordinary bequest of over 3,500 of her late husband’s works to Colby College. The Colby curators chose to retain a few hundred pieces and established a relationship with the Kohler Foundation to care for the remainder of the collection. The Foundation has inventoried and restored the collection and has sought capable museums, colleges, and public institutions to display and

“Grandparents…Have Class” is the subject of a special presentation set for Saturday, May 3 at Bridgton Hospital. Registered Nurses Diane Baker and Joanne McLaughlin of Bridgton Hospital Special Delivery Family Birthing Center will discuss baby care, infant feeding, safety concerns and ideas on how to share in the family experience and enhance inter-generational bonding. Baker and McLaughlin bring a combined total of 71 years of nursing, specialization in obstetrics, and personal experiences to the presentation.   “Grandparents…Have Class” will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive in Bridgton. There is no cost for attending the presentation. To register or for more information, call 647-6128. Registrations can also be made via e-mail at or

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Take the plunge, support Dave and Peg It’s not too late to support Dave and Peg Mason, who plan to swim 200 laps as part of the second Annual Weneedapool Challenge taking place during the week of May 5-10. The week will be full of different events to prove that a new facility is needed to fulfill the need of those who like to swim or would like to swim. It’s evident from the waiting list for programs that there is a need for a larger facility. The White Mountain Aquatic Foundation is in charge of the challenge, which will take place at the White Mountain Aquatic Center located at the New England Inn. For those who would like to support the Masons, you can sponsor them per yard and send the check made out to White Mountain Aquatic Foundation with Dave Mason on the memo line to Dave Mason, 194 Main St., Fryeburg ME 04037-1144. Dave and Peg will use any stroke necessary, even the dog paddle. This means they’ll work hard for your donations. Everyone is invited to attend some of the activities during that week. Drop in and see what swimming can do

for you. Remember, Dave is heading toward 98. The Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Post #6783 will start their Bingo season on Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall Smarts Hill Road, Lovell. Join the group and have the thrill of yelling “bingo!” The members are invited to help with the 2014 Lake Kezar Country Club cleanup on Saturday, May 3. Because of the remaining snow, the date was moved up. After the raking and debris disposal, there will be a cookout. Opening day at the golf course has been moved up to Saturday, May 10. The memory of the harsh winter will be forgotten when the players hit the fairways. See you there. There are still reservations open for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s Mother’s Day Brunch at the Old Saco Inn on Sunday, May 11. There are places available for both the noon and 1 p.m. seatings. The menu is fabulous and the setting is beautiful; it’s a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day. So bring your mom and help support your library. You can either sign up

Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 at the library or call and make a reservation at 925-3177. The Lovell Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 10, at the Center Lovell Fire Barn on Route 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Along with the pasta, there will be salad, bread, beverage and dessert. The boot will be available for donations and there will be a 50/50. If by any chance you think you’re seeing things like pink flamingos around town, you’re not dreaming. The Lovell United Church of Christ Youth Group has started the Pink Flamingo Invasion. If by any chance you wake up some morning and find them in your yard, all you have to do is contact Caprice and make an offer. Yes, I’m afraid that you have to pay to get rid of

them, but if the offer is generous enough, they disappear faster. For the Pink Flamingo Collection Service, contact Caprice at 595-4106 or email bubbazmommy@aol. com. All proceeds are donated to the Relay for Life. The United Church of Christ Christian Ed and the Youth Group will be holding a Bingo Night to benefit the Ron Ashworth Pilgrim Lodge Camp Scholarship Fund. This fun-filled evening, great for families to share, will take place on Friday, May 9, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and happy thoughts, while everybody has fun playing bingo. As they used to say, “be there or be square.” The May selection for the Adult Book Discussion Series will be A Mother and Two Daughters by Gail Godwin. The novel tells of a family

who tries to accommodate the growth of the family and still keep the family together. The meeting date is Monday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the library. Next month’s final book for discussion will be Lolita. Those interested in the sixmonth Seed to Preservation series — if you haven’t signed up, do it soon, as the first meeting will be Thursday, May 22. There is a material cost fee of $10. You can either call the library at 9253177 or come in and sign up. Don’t forget Valley Pride Day, to be held Saturday, May 3, with Lovell volunteers meeting at the VFW parking lot to register between 8:30 to 10 a.m. Work until 11:30 a.m., and then party at the Hampton Inn in North Conway, N.H. Residents of Stow and Chatham will meet at the Stow Corner Store at 9 a.m. for gloves and water. At noon there will be a family picnic, with the store providing hot dogs and homburgers to go along with dishes provided by the volunteers. For suggestions, you can call Maureen at 697-2255. In the last two weeks, two people I was fortunate

to know passed away, Lisa Layne and Don Dutil. I knew Lisa through bowling. She always had a smile on her face. I admired her bowling skills, even though I thought the way she started way to the right and headed her ball left a bit odd. But have I to say she was a champion. She always laughed at herself when getting too near the gutter and the ball hit the edge and ended up going down the gutter. I knew where she worked and kept up on her condition as she fought the good fight. All the things I learned about her life amazed me. What a girl. Don, too, had his talent, music. Even though he lived in Lovell, I didn’t meet him until the VFW started the Christmas concerts. With his musical talent, he blended the talents of many musicians into a band that made you just sit and hum along, or even sing along. When I saw him last December, I knew he was in bad shape, but his spirit was still up there. These two people were different in many ways, but both were talented and I’m glad I knew them, and I know they’ll be missed.

Free events celebrate Drinking Water Week National Drinking Water ebrate, as follows. Week is May 4-10, and the Treatment plant tours Portland Water District has • Monday, May 5, 5:30planned free events to cel- 7:30 p.m., Sebago Lake

Fair fundraisers (Continued from Page B) Lisa Scribner has the bands lined up for the summer BYOB dances at the fairgrounds, starting with Cold Blue Steel on Saturday, May 31. All dances run from 8 p.m. to midnight (age 21 and older only), and cost $10 per person. All other dances are on Saturday nights, as follows: • June 7 — SF Jones Band • July 12 — 43 North Band • July 26 — Country Ridge Riders • Aug. 2 — Roadhouse • Aug. 16 — Peter Allen & Hurricane Mountain • Sept 13 — Cold Blue Steel. For more information, call Lisa at 890-7669.

Water Treatment Facility Tour and Public Open House, Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility, 2 White Rock Road, Standish. The Sebago Lake Water Treatment Facility treats an average of 21.5 million gallons of drinking water per day. Come view recent upgrades to the facility and learn how both ozone and UV are used to treat your drinking water. The tour ends with a visit to the laboratory, where scientists will discuss how the quality and safety of your drinking water is tested. Wind Over Wings • Tuesday, May 6, 7

to 8 p.m., Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass Street, Portland. In this popular program, you will have up-close encounters with four different birds of prey, including an American kestrel, great horned and saw-whet owls, and a golden eagle. Experts will share stories about each bird to foster connections with wildlife, water, and stewardship of our local environment. Your Public Water Supply: A Pictorial History • Wednesday, May 7, 5:30-7 p.m., Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225

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Douglass Street, Portland. The history of public drinking water in Greater Portland began just after the Civil War and continues today. Learn about the people, events, and public works projects that created the water and sewer systems that serve eleven Maine communities. Trail Day on the Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish • Saturday, May 10, 8:30 to noon (start time varies depending upon activities, which include a nature walk, trail run, mountain bike and learn to fish clinics). The 1,700-acre Sebago Lake Land Reserve is a managed forest intended to protect Sebago Lake, your source of drinking water (rain date:

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May 1, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page B

Lakers snap skid, upset GNG

CELEBRATING A PITCHING ACHIEVEMENT — Fryeburg Academy senior pitcher Sarah Harriman receives flowers and a congratulatory kiss from her mother, Shannon, after recording her 500th strikeout Monday afternoon against Poland. Harriman is pictured with teammates (left to right) Sydney Charles, Makayla Frost and Jeannette White. Harriman and the Raiders beat Poland 5-2 for their first win of the season. (Photos by Rachel Damon/FA)

Strikeout milestone

Harriman Ks 500th hitter, FA wins

FRYEBURG — Senior Sarah Harriman joined an exclusive club Monday. In the third inning, she recorded her 500th strikeout, becoming just the second Raider in school history to reach that plateau — the other being Hannah Hill, now a senior hurler at the University of Maine at Orono. The big moment came at a great time

as the Fryeburg Academy softball team bounced back from a disappointing 3-2 loss in the season opener against Greely to down Poland 5-2 Monday. Harriman allowed just four hits. The FA defense committed two errors. Fryeburg built a 3-0 lead after two innings only to see the Knights close the gap with a pair of runs in the third inning. FA added some insurance

with single runs in the fourth and fifth frames. Kylie Locke had two of the Raiders’ six hits, while Makayla Frost knocked a double. Next: Fryeburg (1-1) travels to Yarmouth on Friday, to Cape Elizabeth on Saturday and to Falmouth on Monday. The next home game is Wednesday, May 7, against York. All games are at 4 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS! — First-year Fryeburg Academy head coach Steve Woodcock (left) shakes hands with his ace pitcher, Sarah Harriman, after the senior hurler recorded her 500th strikeout during the third inning Monday against Poland. (Right) Sarah is pictured with her parents, Shannon and Wayne Harriman.

Diamond chips: Tough starts POLAND 13, RAIDERS 1 — The Raiders were limited to just three hits Monday as they fell to Poland 13-1 in five innings at Fryeburg. The Knights touched up FA for 10 hits. Nicholis L’Heureux-Carland took the loss for the Raiders (0-2). L’Heureux-Carland pitched thee innings giving up only four earned runs. The FA defense made five errors. Liam LeConey pitched one inning of scoreless relief and

Brandon Ludwig gave up a run and struck out two. Trevor Henschel, LeConey and Henry Santana had singles. Ludwig scored the only run in the fifth inning on a wild pitch. Next: The Raiders travel to Yarmouth Friday, then head to Falmouth on Monday and host York on Wednesday, May 7. All games are at 4 p.m. LAKERS DROP 2 — Coach Randy Heath expect-

ed his team to be a “little rusty” in the season opener at Wells. “I’ll say rust was to blame (for the 8-0 loss). We hadn’t played on a field until that game. We just lost our timing fielding as well as hitting. When we hit the ball, we hit it hard right at them,” Coach Heath said. Wells limited the Lakers to one hit as Benni McMinnis struck out 12. Only two Lakers reached base, one on

a hit batsman. The Lakers fell to 0-2 Monday with a home 7-4 loss to Gray-New Gloucester. “We lost focus, we didn’t play our game, we were lazy at the plate and our base running had some holes in it,” Coach Heath said. Next: The Lakers travel to Kennebunk on Friday and Sacopee Valley on Monday. LR hosts Poland on Wednesday, May 7. All games are at 4 p.m.

Track teams warmed up, set to go

LAKE REGION PORTLAND — Seeing what she has accomplished to date, one might wonder, “Can Kate Hall get any better?” The answer is yes. Hall’s results at the Cheverus Invitational last Wednesday were better than her first meet last season. She recorded an 18-5 in the long jump, and 12.25 seconds in the 100 meters, to reach the automatic qualifiers for the State Meet. It was also a good day for Lexus Rodriguez, a first-time javelin thrower, whose toss sailed 116-feet, 3-inches. “He has a decent shot at qualifying for States with a

debut like that,” said Lake Region Coach Mark Snow. In other action: 100 Meters: Matt Buchanan 13.61; Lexu Rodriguez 13.76; Niko Torres 14.49 400 Meters: Marcus Devoe 1:00.49 (personal record). 4X100 meter relay: Matt Buchanan, Niko Torres, Lexus Rodriguez and Marcus Devoe, 52.84 Long Jump: Lexus Rodriguez 15-1, Matt Buchanan 13-5.5, Niko Torres 12-5. Triple Jump: Marcus Devoe 34-7.75. Next: The Lakers open the regular season this Friday with a trip to Poland. The

meet starts at 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help the Lakers during home meets on May 16 and May 31. Volunteers for May 16 will receive a Laker T&F t-shirt and helpers for May 31 will be paid (as it is the league championship).  There is no experience necessary, but if you have a particular skill, then LR coaches can put it to use.  For the May 16 meet, LR coaches mostly need help with measuring or raking at the field events.  Please e-mail Coach Mark Snow ( if you are interested.

FRYEBURG ACADEMY With 22 athletes in attendance, Fryeburg Academy opened the spring track & field season at the Cheverus Invitational. Some fine early season marks were turned inn by both the boys and the girls. Elizabeth Grzyb threw a state leading mark of 108 feet in the javelin. “She is the defending state champion so it was fantastic to see her pick up right where she left off,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. “Elizabeth has had some injury issues and the entire coaching staff was very happy to see her FA TRACK, Page 14B

The last time Casey Heath remembers leaving the Lake Region diamond with a victory was at the end of her sophomore season. Since then, Lake Region had lost 18 straight softball games. Heath and her teammates put an end to that string of frustration Monday afternoon with a barrage of hits against highly-regarded Gray-New Gloucester. Heath went 4-for-4, including a double and the Lakers torched three Patriot pitchers for 12 hits en route to an 112 win at home. The Lakers rallied from a 2-1 deficit with a 10-run sixth inning. “We hit the ball extremely well in our opening game loss to Wells, but unfortunately, most of those hot shots were right at Warrior defenders. We stayed aggressive against Gray’s starter (Steph Greaton) and showed very good plate discipline by not swinging at her high fastball,” Laker first-year head coach Wayne Rivet said. “The girls have worked very hard improving their swings and understanding the strike zone. We stress making contact, and trying to put pressure on the opposing team’s defense. We certainly put it all together in the sixth with all of our hitters putting the ball in play.” Sixteen players went to bat, producing nine hits. In the top of the seventh, the Lakers retired the Patriots in order. “When I heard that the team had lost 18 straight, I couldn’t have been happier for them to finally get a win, especially against a quality team like Gray, which went to the Class B West Finals a year ago,” Coach Rivet said. “We know we were far from perfect, but I like the way they are competing and starting to show some mental toughness if they make a mistake.” The Lakers (1-1) opened the game by committing two errors, leading to a Patriot run. But, the Lakers evened the game in the home half as Abby Scott-Mitchell walked, advanced on a sharp single by Heath and then scored on an Ashley Clark double. Gray-NG regained the lead in the third as Zoe Adams singled with two out and scored off an error as the Lakers attempted to throw out a runner stealing second. The Patriots threatened to score in the fourth, but a runner was picked off third base on a laser throw by LR catcher Allison Morse. “When we had a runner picked off third in the fifth inning, I told the girls it would be a shame if we lost the game because we let some chances slip past us,” Coach Rivet said. “I hoped for a rally in the sixth, but never thought we would put up 10 runs.” Junior pitcher Ashley Clark twirled a strong outing, recording nine strikeouts while allowing just five hits and two walks. “Ashley did a great job mixing in a change-up that helped keep their hitters off balance,” Coach Rivet said. “We knew going in that Gray has some explosive hitters (they beat Sacopee 23-0 in their opener), so I thought Ashley did a great job keeping us in the game by making some big pitches at key points.” Clark went 3-for-4 while Brittany Perreault had two hits, along with a sacrifice bunt, for the Lakers. Other players with hits were: Scott-Mitchell, Morse, Jackie Laurent, Destinee Durant and Samantha Marucci. Tough start Wells spent a week in Florida and played eight games during the vacation break. It certainly made a difference in the season opener against the Lakers. Pitcher Lauren Bame and third baseman Jordan Agger each hit home runs to lead the Warriors to a 12-0 win Saturday. Bame hit a two-run shot in the first inning, one run being unearned. Agger’s shot was a solo homer in the fourth. The Warriors collected 11 hits, and broke the game open with a six-run second inning, keyed by an infield error, which resulted in three runs. Allison Morse went 2-for-2 for the Lakers. Abby Scott-Mitchell, Casey Heath and Samantha Marucci each had a hit. Next: The Lakers travel to Kennebunk Friday, host Old Orchard Beach on Saturday, travel to Sacopee Valley Monday and host Poland next Wednesday, May 7. All games start at 4 p.m.

Group training session for women

CASCO — Casco Recreation will offer group training sessions for women only with Pauline Webb Tuesday, May 6 through June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Casco Village Gym. Benefits of group training include: social and fun environment; safe and effective workout with easy to follow exercises; accountability; and it is cost effective. Will it be easy? No. Worth it? Absolutely. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (No class on June 5). For eight weeks, the cost is $80 or pay before May 6 and save $10. Contact Pauline Webb at

Registration opens for Loon Echo Trek

Registration for the 2014 Loon Echo Trek is open. This popular annual benefit for Loon Echo Land Trust attracts hundreds of people from across New England and beyond and offers something for everyone. Whether you are a serious cyclist, recreational hiker or somewhere in between, the Trek unites people like you who care about land conservation. The 2014 Loon Echo Trek will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, and this year, will include three new events. In addition to the traditional six-mile hike over the ridge of Pleasant Mountain, a second 4.5-mile hike beginning at the Ledges Trail will be offered. For the cyclists, a new 75-mile course has been added to the traditional 25-, 50- or 100-mile options. All routes will take you through beautiful western Maine and promise breathtaking scenery, supported rest stops, and spirited volunteers. The century, known as the toughest century in Maine, will have TREK, Page B

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Freedom of hills Hike at Mount Mexico

has several large openings that are tall enough to stand up in and continue for some distance. The trail passes right by two of the largest openings, inviting hikers to explore them. The relatively short hike and interesting caves would make this an ideal hike for families and children. Rock climbers report that there are some interesting cracks and bouldering routes at the caves, and have classified one route as a 5.11 in difficulty. One rock climber reported finding bolts in the rock, although these are supposedly not allowed since the caves are in a designated Wilderness Area. The Denmark Mountain Hikers climbed via the Cabin and Big Rock Cave Trails to Mount Mexico and Big Rock Cave on April 18, 2014, just at the cusp of spring. Snow was completely gone from the south side of Mount Mexico, but as soon as we passed into the Wilderness Area on the north side of the mountain it was if we had walked back into winter. Snow lay deep in the woods and the trail was snow and ice, requiring us to don microspikes. The temperature went from warm and shirtsleeves to jackets and gloves. After stopping at Big Rock Cave, we continued on down the slope another 0.1 mile to have lunch on the banks of Whitin Brook, where spring flows were doing battle with winter ice, gushing downhill to Paugus Brook and points south. Hike facts Mount Mexico and Big Rock Cave is in Carroll County, Albany, N.H. Difficulty: Easy. Trail distance to Big Rock Cave: 1.9 miles to Big Rock Cave. Hiking time to Big Rock Cave: 1.5 to 2 hours. Elevation: 2,020 feet Mount Mexico; 1,700 feet Big Rock Cave. Vertical gain: 960-foot climb to Mount Mexico summit, then 320-foot descent to caves. Coordinates: Mount Some of the boulder caves at the Big Rock Cave on Mount Mexico 43° 55’ 21’’ N; 71° 19’ 44’’ W Mexico were big enough to stand upright in. Big Rock Cave 43° 55’ (Photo by Allen Crabtree) 16’’ N; 71° 19’ 43’’ W

“…The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, A wind comes off a frozen peak, And you’re two months back in the middle of March….” — Robert Frost from “Two Tramps in Mud Time” By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Mount Mexico is a low ridge on the edge of the Sandwich Range Wilderness Area, located between Wonalancet, N.H., on the south and Mounts Paugus, Passaconaway, and Chocorua on the north. As a “tween” mountain it reminds me of the above verse from Robert Frost’s poem, especially because when the Denmark Mountain Hikers hiked it in the third week of April we found one slope of Mexico snow-free and in the spring sun and the other side with snow and ice deep on the trail. It was almost like moving from “the middle of May” to “two months back in

the middle of March.” Mount Mexico does not have a prominent summit and the views from it are minimal, but the real prize of a hike there is Big Rock Cave. The Big Rock Cave Trail passes the height of land of Mount Mexico, enters the Wilderness Area, and reaches a large boulder cave complex about a half-mile farther north. The caves are 1.9 miles from the trailhead on the Chinook Highway. Boulder caves are formed by the openings among large boulders that have been deposited by glaciers or have fallen down into a random pile (i.e. at the base of a cliff or slope). These caves are also known as talus caves or sometimes slab caves, and often have interconnected passages of considerable length that can be explored. There are some large boulder caves in New England including Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock, N.H., and the Polar Caves in Plymouth, N.H. Both are popular tourist boulder caves. Other less well-known boulder caves are the Ramparts at the base of Mount Carter at Carter Notch, N.H., and the Ice Caves on Green Mountain in Effingham, N.H. Big Rock Cave on the north side of Mount Mexico

Allen Crabtree exploring some of the boulder caves at the Big Rock Cave on Mount Mexico. (Photo by Rick Dennen) / 44.10567; -71.094Topo Map: USGS Mount Chocorua 7.5-minute quad Directions to trailhead from Conway: Take Route 16 south from Conway past Chocorua, turn right (west) on Route 113 at Chocorua and go about three miles to Tamworth, N.H. At Tamworth, turn right (north and west) on Route 113A (Chinook Highway) and go 6.2 miles towards Wonalancet. Just before reaching Wonalancet village the Cabin Trail trailhead (signed) is on the right. There is room for several cars to park on the left (south) side of 113A across from the trailhead The trail: From the trailhead follow Cabin Trail, a driveway toward a private home, turning right at a trail sign before reaching the home, then left before reaching another home. Continue on the Cabin Trail to a junction at 0.3 miles from the

trailhead where the Big Rock Trail splits right. Big Rock Trail is an old logging road that climbs in a long, gradual ascent through beech and hardwoods. The logging road turns into a foot trail, wellmarked with blazes, and continues over the broad crest of Mount Mexico. The true summit is not discernible and there are minimal views from the wooded height of land. Shortly after the trail begins to descend and passes the Sandwich Range Wilderness Area boundary sign. The Big Rock Cave is about a half-mile beyond the Mount Mexico height of land, on the right at 1.9 miles from the trailhead. There is a 960-foot climb to Mount Mexico and a descent of 320 feet to Big Rock Cave. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal

first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on the Gem Pool in Bretton Woods, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check the Bridgton News community calendar.

First Rev. Dr. George Dole three-miler in Aug.

FRYEBURG — Captain’s Log: Star Date 1954, we have gone back in time to a galaxy far, far away to witness a historic moment that one young native of Fryeburg was fortunate to be a part of. The weather in Oxford, England was less than ideal for a record-breaking attempt. Fifteen-mile-per-hour-winds with gusts up to 20-milesper-hour had 22-year-old George Dole wondering if the race at the Iffley Road track would be cancelled. But, the man who was to create history on May 6 had been training in high winds

and he was determined. Ten minutes before the gun went off the flag on top of St. George’s tower fell limp, George took the pole position at 6 p.m. and exactly 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds later, Roger Bannister accomplished his goal of becoming the first person to break the 4-minute mile — a record that had previously seemed unattainable. This incredible event is still celebrated 60 years later. While he did not win that day, Fryeburg native son, Rev. Dr. George F. Dole has led a life of useful service

as a pastor, a professor, an author and director of the Swedenborg Foundation. He continues to win the hearts of his students, parishioners, colleagues, countless friends and community members.  George returns to Fryeburg every August to lecture at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly on the banks of the Saco River. At 82 years old, he continues to run on Haleytown Road and more recently on the new Rail Trail. This Aug. 9, his friends at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly plan on celebrating

his achievements by hosting a three-mile race on the Rail Trail. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Visitors’ Center near the state line. Registration and sponsorship information can be found on the race website, Race proceeds will help support the camp, the Fryeburg New Church and the Mountain Division Rail Trail. On Friday evening at 8 p.m., George will present a free talk about the 1954 race with Roger Bannister at the lecture hall of the Fryeburg FLASHBACK TO 60 YEARS AGO when Fryeburg New Church Assembly. All native George Dole ran a race in Oxford, England, which proved to be a record-setting moment. are welcome to attend.

OXFORD — The inaugural edition of the Sign Depot Colossal Carnage $7,000 to win, 150-lap Enduro certainly lived up to its name as the event was filled with thrill, chills and four major spills before the fun filled event had the checkers wave on Martin Engerson this past Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford.

Billy Childs Jr. and Trevor Sanborn set a blistering pace over the first half of the race before flat tires sent both entries to the garage area for repairs. The carnage was high as several hard crashes took place around the Speedway including four rollovers. Engerson took over the lead about lap 125 and appeared to have crossed the finish line

first, but after checking the scorecard, it was found to be out of stock, thus relinquishing the $7,000 payday to runnerup, Mike St. Germain. Richie Turner, Billie Childs Jr., Josh Knoll and Scott Fowler rounded out the top five. Benjamin wins delayed PASS North opener It may have taken Travis Benjamin an extra day, but the

wait was worth it as he scored a popular win in the season opening Ripley and Fletcher Ford PASS 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The race was actually scheduled to take place on Saturday, but due to steady rains the event was postponed until Sunday. The race was even in doubt

Colossal Carnage race at OPS lives up to its name

Loon Echo Trek registration opens

(Continued from Page B) experienced cyclists conquering the hills including Evans Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Looking for a little of both? Try the new Hike and Bike and do the shorter hike followed by the 25-mile bike. After biking and hiking, all trekkers will celebrate their day with free Allagash beer, massages by Freedom Day Spa and a barbecue meal made by Blizzards Pub. Loon Echo Land Trust protects over 5,900 acres of land in the Northern Sebago Lake region. Event Manager Carol Meader says she looks forward to the trek every year. “It’s wonderful to share such an amazing day outside with so many people who care about land conservation. The Trek also funds a significant portion of our annual operating budget which allows us to continue to protect land in the region,” she said.

While fundraising is optional, trekkers are encouraged to raise additional funds for Loon Echo Land Trust with peak fundraising prizes including Shawnee Peak ski passes and bed and breakfast weekends donated by Migis Lodge and Camp Wigwam. The 2014 Loon Echo Trek platinum sponsors include Shawnee Peak Ski Area, 93.5 WMWV, 98.9 WCLZ, and Magic 104 FM; gold sponsors include About Time Graphics, Appalachian Mountain Club, Eastern Mountain Sports, Migis Lodge and Norway Savings Bank. Additional silver and bronze sponsors can be found on the trek website. Registration is now open and people are encouraged to sign up for the “Early Bird Special” before July 1. For more information, visit or contact Carol Meader at or (207) 647-4352.

for Sunday, as the showers persisted until late morning. After a lengthy track drying process, qualifying began around 1:15, and you could tell that the 35 PASS Super Late Models in attendance were anxious and ready. DJ Shaw, Joey Doiron and Trevor Sanborn claimed wins in the highly competitive qualifying rounds. Shaw, fresh off his win in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory, bolted to the lead and held the point until lap 7 when Trevor Sanborn grabbed the lead. Scott Mulkern raced to the lead on lap 11 and held it until Trevor Sanborn raced by. Sanborn’s lead was short lived as Richie Dearborn took the top spot on lap 65 and was on cruise control through lap 130. At that point, Dearborn, Benjamin and Shaw picked up the pace dramatically and pulled away from the rest of the field. All of a sudden heavy lapped traffic made the trio dice back and forth, weave in and out, causing each of

them to try bonsai maneuvers to get to the front as laps continued to wind down. This traffic jam allowed Benjamin to pinch Dearborn behind a lapped car and into the lead on lap 138. Over the final laps Benjamin opened up a couple of car lengths lead as he crossed the line ahead of Dearborn, Shaw, Johnny Clark and Scott Mulkern. Completing the top 10 were Austin Theriault, Mike Rowe, Joey Doiron, Trevor Sanborn and Brent Dragon. The PASS Sportsman event was a wild one as several cautions continually changed the outcome of the event. When the dust settled Joe Pastore Jr. scored the victory over Rusty Poland, Chris Staples, Dan McKeage and Nathan Leavitt. Andy Shaw easily outdistanced a nineteen car field of PASS Mods, as he ran away and hid from Scott Alexander, Evan Armington, Andy Saunders and Ryan Phillips. The NELCAR Legends OPS RACING, Page B

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Snakes & turtles at Wildlife Park

OPS racing recaps (Continued from Page B) main event was won by Kevin Gerard Jr. Rounding out the top five were Matthew Bourgoine, Wyatt Alexander, Terry Kirk and Alan Smith. The PASS Tour is right back in action this coming Saturday, May 3 at the pristine Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough for the Southern Maine Motors Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, PASS 150. The card will feature PASS Super Late Models, PASS Mods, PASS Sportsman and NELCAR Legends. Post time is 3 p.m.

GRAY — The Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray will host the first weekend event of the season this Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring “Snakes and Turtles!” The Park has a new native snake exhibit, with two species currently in residence The Bridgton Highlands Ladies Golf Association will PLENTY OF TIPS AND CRASHES were seen at the and plans for several more begin their season on Wednesday, May 7, weather permit- Colossal Carnage race held last weekend at Oxford to be exhibited inside the newly renovated Visitor Center. ting. Play will begin at 9 a.m. Arrive early. Any questions, Plains Speedway. Maine is home to nine different native species of snakes call 647-2132. — all of which are non-venomous and quite beneficial to humans. A four-foot boa constrictor will also be on hand for LEGAL NOTICE folks to meet and photograph as a kind of a friendly “snake TOWN OF BRIDGTON To the Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton: ambassador.” 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 The Park’s popular turtle ponds were completely redeWe, the undersigned, being registered voters of the Town of Bridgton, BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009 signed and rebuilt over the winter because of unrepairable request that Municipal Officers place the following article before the leaks in the original ponds. Several turtles will be displayed voters for their consideration at the next election. Notice of Public Hearing for inspection and photographs; with a volunteer available to An amendment to the existing cell phone tower ordinances that would explain more about them. Maine is home to seven native speThe Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a read: “A cell phone tower must not be placed within 750 feet of an existing private residence. Provided, however, that a tower is authorSNAKES & TURTLES, Page 12B Public Hearing at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the ized and constructed, a landowner may build a building or home on Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street, in Bridgton, to their own property except within the fall zone of the tower.” accept oral and written comments on an application from Public Notice — PAUL VEIT 2T18X Beef & Ski (243 Portland Road) for a Special Amusement Permit (Live Entertainment, DJ, Karaoke, Bands). 1T18

Ladies golf returns


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Public Notice


Public Hearing


The Naples Planning Board will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the municipal office building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda:

Please remove all old flowers and accessories from the Waterford Cemeteries by May 3, 2014. AFTER that date, they will be removed at the Sexton’s discretion. Bill Haynes Sexton



A public hearing for a possible subdivision located at Sunshine Lane and found on Naples Tax Map U25, Lot 1, submitted by American Holdings, Inc. Public welcome. 2T17

The Town of Sebago Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Sebago Town Office on the following issues: Proposed Land Use Ordinance & Shoreland Zoning Ordinance Revisions 1T18






Absentee Ballots for the Annual Town Meeting will be available at the Denmark Town Office on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, during normal business hours.


To All Town of Casco Residents, Businesses, and Landowners What: Public input sought for use of Tenney Hill Reparation Funds awarded by DEP settlement for groundwater contamination. Funds to be used for ground water protection programs.





MUNICIPAL OFFICERS’ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON SECRET BALLOT REFERENDUM The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street, in Bridgton, to hear public comment on the following questions that will be presented to the voters via referendum ballot on June 10, 2014: Question 1. Shall an Ordinance entitled “Town of Bridgton Affordable Housing Local Preference Ordinance” be enacted? Question 2. Shall an Ordinance entitled “Town of Bridgton Fire Protection Ordinance for Subdivisions Only” be enacted? Question 3. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Alarm Systems Ordinance” be enacted? Question 4. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Bear River Aquifer Protection Ordinance” be enacted? Question 5. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Sign Ordinance” be enacted? Question 6. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Site Plan Review Ordinance” be enacted? Question 7. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Shoreland Zoning Ordinance” be enacted? Question 8. Shall an Ordinance entitled “June 10, 2014 Amendments to the Town of Bridgton Willis Brook Aquifer Ordinance” be enacted? Question 9. (By Citizen Petition). Shall the following ordinance be enacted? Town Hall Ordinance No reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation, restoration or repairs, except for normal or emergency repairs to the Town building at 26 North High Street, Map 22, Lot 0, Sub 15, known as “Town Hall,” shall be started, made or completed during the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and any monies raised from real estate tax revenues, grants or trust funds for the above described work shall be released and made available for other Town needs. Question 10. (By Citizen Petition). Shall Section VII of the Town of Bridgton Tower Ordinance be amended by adding thereto a new paragraph B.4 to read as follows?


4. A cell phone tower must not be placed within 750 feet of an existing private residence, provided, however, that once a cell phone tower has been authorized and constructed, a landowner may build a building or home on their own property except within the fall zone of the tower.

William Winslow, Supt.


Chery Booker, Town Clerk

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TOWN OF NAPLES Public Hearing

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When: May 6, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. Where: Casco Community Center, 940 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine For more information visit Town of Casco website:

We will be flushing mains and hydrants starting May 1st, through May 15th. You may notice some discoloration of the water during the period.


Request for One-Year Custodian Contract 2014–2015 The Town of Brownfield is accepting sealed bids for weekly custodial work at the Town Office and Community Center effective July 1, 2014. Please include proof of insurance with your sealed bid. All bid proposals for this one-year contract are to be submitted in a sealed bid marked, “Custodian Bid,” to the Town of Brownfield, 82 Main Street, Brownfield, ME 04010, by May 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. A description of work to be performed is available at the Town Office. For more information, please contact Julie at 207-935-2007. The Town of Brownfield reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2T18 PUBLIC NOTICE

The Harrison Planning Board has scheduled a meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting room. This meeting will include the following. 1. Site Plan Review — Jerry Knapp, Tax Map 45, Lot 79, 15 Main Street, Harrison, Proposed Seasonal Takeout Ice Cream Shop — A Site Walk of the property will be performed at 6:30 p.m. prior to the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Harrison Town Office meeting room. 1T18

1. A public hearing on an application for a liquor license for Black Bear Cafe, submitted by John Bohill and Susan Sprague. 2. A public hearing on an application for a liquor license and special amusement permit for Rick’s Café, submitted by Casino Projects, Inc. Public welcome.




PUBLIC HEARING In consideration of the following application, the Bridgton Planning Board will continue the Public Hearing at a Site Walk at 214 Hio Ridge Road, Bridgton, Maine, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, to consider the following application. Also on this date is a proposed balloon flight from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather the Site Walk and balloon flight will be on Saturday, May 10, 2014, same scheduled time. The Bridgton Planning Board will continue the Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m. New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC dba AT&T Mobility LLC and American Towers LLC 214 Hio Ridge Road; Map 13 Lot 53B 130' Tower with antennas and equipment shelter on leased land. The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ss/Mary Tremblay CEO/Assistant

All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. The Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business as necessary. 2T18

Public Notice


The Naples Board of Selectperson and the Planning Board will hold a Public hearing at their regular meeting on May 19, 2014, at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane, for the purpose of consideration of the following amendments: SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF NAPLES: Section 12: Non-Conformance. Amend all of Section 12. Non-Conformance SECTION 15. LAND USE STANDARDS B. Principal and Accessory Structures 4. Add following language: The non-vegetated surfaces within the Shoreland zone for Municipally owned/controlled Naples Causeway Project shall not exceed 50% of the lot or a portion thereof, located within the Shoreland Zone, including land area previously developed. STREET VENDOR ORDINANCE: The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review the changes on the Street Vendor’s Ordinance. ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF NAPLES: Amendment to The Naples Zoning Ordinance to Provide for Contract zoning and to establish procedures for processing requests for contract zoning. All interested parties are invited and should attend.

The Board of Selectpersons will hold a meeting on May 5, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda:




BID REQUEST The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the provision of hauling services for the Town’s solid waste and recycling materials. Full specifications are available on the Town of Bridgton’s website at or at the Town Office during regular business hours. Sealed proposals clearly marked “HAULING OF MSW” must be received by the Office of the Town Manager no later than Friday, May 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at which place and time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud. One original must be supplied by each respondent. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon those proposals that meet and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. The Town may also select any alternative proposal that is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. Prior experience and history will be a factor in awarding the bids. The Town reserves the right to reject all bids and restart the bid process. Inquiries should be directed to Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager, at 207-647-8786. 1T18



CLASSIFIED DISPLAY ADS Deadline: Friday 4:00 p.m. CLASSIFIED LINE ADS Deadline: Monday 5:00 p.m.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE — helper needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. May through mid-August, 25-30 hours per week. Basic carpentry skills required. Non-smoking camp. Contact Peter Jordan at pwjortf13

Classified advertising is sold in this space at the rate of $3.50 for 20 words or less and 15¢ a word over 20. All ads are payable in advance. Repeats are charged at the same rate as new ads. Ads taken over the phone must be called in by Monday with payment arriving by Tuesday. A charge of $1.00 per week extra is made for the use of a box number if requested. A charge of $1.00 per classified is made if billing is necessary. Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams are charged at the same rate as classified ads. Poetry is charged by the inch. Classified display is sold at $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.

COURTESY BOAT — Inspector with the Raymond Waterways Protective Association (RWPA). Duties include inspecting boats for invasive plants at public boat launches (weekends) and working with divers to remove milfoil from Sebago Lake (weekdays). 30 – 35 hours/week, May – August; $10/ hour. Prior experience with lake quality issues is preferred but not required. Training provided. More information is available at the RWPA website: Send a resume by Friday, May 2, via mail or e-mail to: Jeff Stern, Program Manager, Raymond Waterways Protective Association, P.O. Box 194, Casco, ME 04015. 207-627-3126 sternjm@ 2t17

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

DRIVERS — Dedicated. Regional. Home weekly/bi-weekly guaranteed. Start up to $.44 cpm. Great benefits & bonuses. 90% no touch freight/70% drop & hook. 2t18x 877-704-3773.

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

BOAT DRIVER — July 1 to August 16. 40 hours/week. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 CAMP PINECLIFFE — in Harrison is looking for a part-time seasonal maintenance worker. General carpentry and light plumbing is a plus, must have driver’s license and own transportation. Must be able to pass a background check and available for some weekends. Call Tony at 595-0027 or 5833t16x 9900.



Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 BN 18



Classified line ads are now posted on our website at NO EXTRA CHARGE!


CHEF MANAGER — June 9 to August 30. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 RN — June 20 to August 17. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15

CERTIFIED DIVER — Deckhand to serve on the Diver-Assisted Suction Harvester boat (DASH) removing invasive milfoil from Raymond waterways. SCUBA certification preferred. Must work well with others. Ability to operate a pontoon boat is a plus. 32-40 hours/week. Job begins June 15 and goes through Labor Day. Divers receive $15/hour; boat captain $12/hour and general deckhand $10/hour. There may be additional work available on weekends with the RWPA Courtesy Boat Inspection Program. Send a resume by Friday May 16 via mail or e-mail to: Jeff Stern, Program Manager, Raymond Waterways Protective Association, P.O. Box 194, Casco, ME 04015. (207) 627-3126 2t18

HOUSEKEEPING—Laundress, May 27 to August 17. Camp PSS — Needed for in-home care, Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. 36 hours weekly, Monday-Friday. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 Going rate. Call 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 2t18 693-5010. HIRING FULL-TIME — preschool teacher and part-time CLEANING PERSON — needfloater. CPR/FA and ECE experi- ed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweence required. Please contact Jana den. Mid-June through late August. at 627-3288 or e-mail resume to 15-20 hours per week, mornings. Brooksfamilychildcarellc@yahoo. Contact James Saltman at: jamie@ com 2t17 tf11



COOK — June 16 to August 30. DOUBLE BARREL — Stagecoach Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in 12-gauge shotgun, $500 firm. 647Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256- 5571. 2t17x 8106. tf15 G.B. LOGGING & FIREWOOD WORK WANTED — Sawed & split to length or tree length, buyer of soft & hardwood PROFESSIONAL CLEANING stumpage. Free tree removal. $200 — service. Over 16 years experi- cord. Call Glen at 1-603-662-4191. ence. Has openings weekly, bi- 5t18x weekly and one-time cleanings. Call Phyllis, 207-462-4417. 2t17x GUNS — Buy, sell, trade. Wanted all military items. Sweden Trading CLEANING & ORGANIZING Post, 207-647-8163. Will travel. — Local company looking to fill tf15 empty slots. Never too early for Spring cleaning. Senior discount 14-FT. ALUMINUM BOAT — and free estimates. Please call 207- trailer and 20 hp Merc. Fixer-upper. tf6 Cash $1,000. 647-5571. 2t17x 595-1542. BRUSH CUTTING — lawn care, mowing, tree cutting, landscaping, light trucking, spring cleanup. Call 595-8321. 6t17x

$5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46

LAWN SERVICES — Spring RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, cleanup, raking, leaf removal, lawn split and delivered. Any amounts. mowing in the Naples/Sebago Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 area. Call Bernie at 207-939-6574 for more information. 4t18x VEHI­CLES FOR SALE EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will JESUS IS LORD – new and travel. Snowplowing, removal and used auto parts. National locator. sanding. Site work, foundations Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. dug, back filling, septic systems, Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 tf30 sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 TRAVEL TRAILER — 2000 34P Prowler LS. Kitchen/living DAY CARE room double slide-out, bedroom CINDY’S CARE BEAR – Day slide-out/queen bed, deck and Care has 1 full-time opening for screen room, sleeps 4. Asking child ages 7 weeks and up. Contact $9,000 or best offer. Located at Cindy, 647-2878. 4t18x Vicki Lin Campground on Long Lake, Bridgton, Maine. Please call FOR SALE 207-655-2091 or 207-329-3160 or tf17 FIREWOOD — $225 per cord appt. green. Ask about volume discount. 1988 HONDA SHADOW — 2 cord minimum for delivery. 207- VT800 motorcycle 50,000 miles, 925-1138. westernmainetimber- liquid-cooled engine. Excellent tf13 condition. $1,900. 693-6308. 3t17x WESTERNMAINEFIREWOOD. com — Seasoned hardwood. Aged FOR RENT 12 months or more. Cut, split and delivered. Half cord $140, 1 cord CASCO — Completely furnished $260. Call 583-4113 or 595-5029. rooms, heat, lights & cable TV in 4t18x cluded. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-595-4946. tf37 CSA — Community Supported Agriculture is an economical way to BRIDGTON — 16 South High buy fresh vegetables for the whole Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 growing season. $350 family; $250 or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, couple. Call Peter’s Garden in safe building. Includes heat, hot Fryeburg at (207) 256-0027. 3t16x water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town 14-FT. STARCRAFT — beach, church. Coin-op laundry on Aluminum, steering and controls, site. $700 to $800 month. First, last 20 HP Evinrude, heavy duty trail- and security requested. References er. Project: $1,800, fixed $3,000. checked. 207-632-8508. tf41 647-5571. 4t15x

Controller Position Available A successful farming operation in Western Maine is seeking a controller to manage the company’s day-to-day accounting activities and evaluate Human Resources and Accounting and Finance operations. Resumes should be e-mailed as an attachment to: no later than Friday, May 9, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Camille Peterson at 208-232-6006.


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LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large 1,664 square feet 1-bedroom apartment with fieldstone fireplace in carriage house. $995 month includes electric and heat. Mountain views with Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/references required. (207) 221-2951. 5t18x

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

SPRING CLEANUPS — Property maintenance, indoor/outdoor debris removal. Call 2075t18x BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, 232-5138. 1-bath apartment, clean and spaREAL ESTATE FOR SALE cious. Great locaiton with privacy, laundry hookups. No pets. $750 WATERFORD — Papoose Pond month, 1st month & security. summer cottage with 300 feet of All utilities included. Applicants frontage. Private sandy beach. subject to background and credit Asking $199,000. 207-892-4948. check. 508-386-2554. 4t15x 8t17x BRANDY POND — Spacious studio apartment. No smoking. $550 month. Call for more information 207-232-6398. 2t17


EXPERIENCED CARPENTER WANTED 5-year minimum carpentry experience. Must have own tools and transportation. Health insurance and IRA retirement accounts available. Individual should be neat, motivated and have a professional attitude. Call Hubka Construction, 647-2299. 2T17CD


The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for a part-time maintenance position at Salmon Point Campground. The position is a temporary summer position, which begins immediately for up to 24 hours weekly. Application forms are available on the Town of Bridgton’s website at, as well as at the Town Office during regular business hours. Deadline for all applications will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer.

Up to 32 hrs. per week / 4-day work week Must work weekends

Gary Colello, Campground Administrator

For job application stop in at: Casco/Naples Bulky Waste, 449 Leach Hill Road, Casco, Maine. Eric Hanscom – 627-7585

in Naples is accepting applications for spring and summer positions! Part-time only.


Town of Naples

Salmon Point Campground HOST & HOSTESS VACANCY The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for the position of Host and Hostess at Salmon Point Campground for the 2014 camping season. This will require part-time work throughout the week from mid-May until early September. Part of the compensation will be the campsite. Applications are available on the Town of Bridgton’s website,, or at the Town Office during regular business hours. Applications, along with a letter of interest and/or resume, must be submitted to Mr. Gary Colello, Recreation Director, Town of Bridgton, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009. The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. 2T18CD

~ A Diamond of Supports ~

Candidates wanted to be Direct Support Professionals Good Neighbors Inc., a provider of services to persons with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging yet rewarding field of work. Experience is a plus but not necessary as all candidates will be provided with extensive training. Preferred candidates will possess a strong work ethic and commitment to the principles that guide the company.


All candidates must: Have a High School Diploma or GED; be at least 18 years of age; have a valid Driver’s License; and be skilled in use of computers, iPads, etc.




Please visit the company website at to upload an application or contact Wanda Millett, Human Resource Manager at (207) 647-8244, ex. 11 for more information.

BRIDGTON — Commercial rental space at 186 Main St., 1,600 square feet, small kitchen, bathroom, new furnace, central air hookups, air conditioner, large storefront windows, former home of Antique Revival, $600 per month plus utilities, includes large one-car garage storage space. Please call Ann 207-939-3747. NAPLES — Long Lake. Look- 3t18 ing for caretaker couple to rent furnished, 2-bedroom, large open HARRISON — 5-bedroom, concept, newly-remodeled mobile 1989 Log Cabin, lakefront, sumhome located in beautiful Vacation mer rental. 251 CapeMonday Rd. Home Park. Site #4, ice fish, snow- Large dock & swim float. $3,000 mobile, beautiful sandy beach. No per week. 617-240-0332. 10t13x pets, no smoking. $900 plus utilities, full tank of fuel. See web- BUSINESS SERVICES site for pictures www.rrvacation- HEAP HAULERS — Towing 305-304-8764 cell. service. Cash paid for junk cars. tf3 Call 655-5963. tf12 WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom LOOKING FOR HOUSES/ — house, carpeted, 2 baths, small loft, camps, to paint. Interior and extefull kitchen w/dishwasher, laundry rior, fully insured, 26 years expew/washer & dryer. No smoking rience. Dirigo Custom Painting, indoors. No pets. Quiet location. 743-9889. 11t18x Rent $890 month includes heat & hot water. 787-2121. 5t18 SPRING CLEANUPS — sand cleanups, openings for 2014 BRIDGTON — Walk to down- lawn care accounts. Commercial/ town. Close to elementary school. residential. Valley Lawn and 5 rooms, newly-renovated, 3 bed- Landscape, 207-595-6307. dan@ rooms, 1 bath. Large private yard, 4t17x appliances, washer-dryer included. First month’s rent, security deposit IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — & references. $800 per month plus cleaned up or hauled off, my trailer utilities. 207-452-2585/207-615- is 6’-x-10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 8t17x tf17 743-9889. 7344.



The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer.

BRIDGTON — Single-family house. Dead-end street. 4 rooms, newly-renovated, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large private yard, appliances, washer-dryer included. First month’s rent, security deposit & references. $725 per month plus utilities. Possible pets. 207-4522585, 207-615-7344. tf17





TOWN MANAGER The Town of Naples, Maine, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Town Manager. Naples is a vibrant community surrounded by lakes, wooded hills, and recreational opportunities, and is on the move. Naples can be best described as a Rural Recreation and Tourist community with a population of about 4,000 yearround, and at least 10,000 during the summer. Located in Western Cumberland County, it borders the shores of Long Lake, Brandy Pond, Crooked River and Sebago Lake. Naples is a family-oriented community, and is poised to establish itself as a great place to live, and/or to work, and/or to grow a business. Naples has a Town Manager/Selectboard/Town Meeting form of government. Naples has a current municipal budget of $3.15 million excluding schools, with seven full-time municipal employees and over 20 part-time employees. While Naples is a full-service community, most of the services are privatized or regionalized. The Selectboard is seeking an individual with strong budget and financial management skills, experience in personnel management, grant preparation and administration, with road reconstruction, preservation and maintenance knowledge. Experience in economic development issues and ability to draft and edit Town Ordinances and Polices is important. Candidates should also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, and demonstrated leadership ability. The ability to engage and energize volunteers and the community will be a key priority in this role. A transparent, collaborative and team-oriented management style will be an absolute requirement. A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or similar relevant field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of five years’ experience in executive municipal management and finance or comparable experience is a plus. Experience as a town manager is preferred. The Town offers a generous benefit package and salary is negotiable based on experience and training. Resume, cover letter, at least three references, and salary preference must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, and mailed to: Naples Selectboard, Town Manager Search, PO Box 1757, 15 Village Green Lane, Naples ME 04055, or e-mail it to: with the subject line Town Manager Search. Call 207-693-6364 with any questions or visit the Town website at Naples is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Visit the store for an application! NAPLES SHOPPING CENTER Route 302, Naples, ME 207-693-3988 5T18CD


Advertising Sales Representative The Bridgton News has a full- or part-time position available for newspaper advertising sales. Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, creative, and capable of servicing multiple advertising clients. Proven sales experience required. Flexible schedule necessary. E-mail resume (including references) to: Attn: Editor at or mail to: Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 244 Bridgton, ME 04009.


Games & puzzles

Songo Garden Club hosts presentation: Less Lawn



PRE-MOVING YARD SALE — Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4, 9-4. 23 Chadbourne Hill Road, Bridgton, across street from Bridgton Academy. 1t18x YARD SALE — Community H.E.L.P. Fundraising Yard Sale, 7 Nulty Street in Bridgton, May 24th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Looking for vendors to help support our program and keep our doors open. Bring your own table $20 per space, you keep your sales. Please call 207-647-5000 FMI & reservations. 5t16

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion TFCD

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

Barn Sale


Saturday, May 3 ~ 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the

NEW Flowerbed Farm Location 221 Middle Ridge Road • Bridgton, Maine

NAPLES — Master Gardener Pat Griffin will present her program, “Less Lawn,” to the Songo Garden Club at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 8, at the Singer Center in Naples. She will have a slide presentation featuring many native, as well as exotic plants which can be used as ground cover

Student films at Magic Lantern DENMARK — As part of the Maine Mayhem Festival, films made by students from Southern Maine Community College will have an encore presentation at The Magic Lantern in Bridgton on Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. The films will have their pre-

miere at Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland on May 8. “This marks the fourth year the festival has been held. Each year, the films seem to get better and better. I dare say this is the best crop of Maine Mayhem films that we’ve ever had,” said SMCC Department

SAD 61 Lunch Menu SAD #61 Elementary School

Monday, May 5 — Friday, May 9 MONDAY: Teacher Appreciation Week: Chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, mashed potato, corn, applesauce. TUESDAY: Pulled pork sandwich on whole grain bun, potato wedge, baked beans, diced peaches. WEDNESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, green beans, whole grain roll, apple. THURSDAY: Pizza day, fresh salad bar, diced peaches, low-fat cookie. FRIDAY: Crispy chicken patty on whole grain bun, baked smile fries, veggie sticks w/dip, diced pears.


SAD #61 Middle School

Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars




Monday, May 5 — Friday, May 9 MONDAY: Popcorn chicken w/dipping sauce, Bosco sticks w/marinara sauce, deli sandwich, carrots & cukes, pears. TUESDAY: Hamburger or cheeseburger, deli sandwich, Cheetos, seedless grapes. WEDNESDAY: Meatball sub, Steakum sub, deli sandwich, salad bar, orange wedge. THURSDAY: Taco salad w/topping bar, Garbanzo beans, deli sandwich, diced peaches. FRIDAY: Laker pizza, deli sandwich, salad bar, Cheetos, apple.

Chair/Festival Director, Corey Norman Maine Mayhem is a festival comprised of senior students from Southern Maine Community College’s Communications and New Media Program. Founded in 2011 by instructor Corey Norman and student James

Crocco, the festival has continued to grow, selling out the Nickelodeon Cinema each year. Now in its fourth year, organizers look forward to sharing the newest generation of Maine filmmakers with the great state as they take the show on the road.  

BEAVERBROOK Call early for

Spring Cleanups

Complete Lawn Care BOOKING NOW FOR 2014 SEASON



DENMARK SELF-STORAGE 10' x 10' Unit $50.00 per month


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

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood



under several different growing conditions. A Q&A session will follow, so be sure to bring your questions and concerns. Members are encouraged to invite a guest. All Garden Club meetings are open to the public. So, if you’re thinking about reducing the size of your lawn and having to do less cutting and watering this summer, please attend this program!


WANTED PLEASE CONSIDER — donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf44


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25 Years Experience � Fully Insured

This week’s puzzle Theme: World War II


Day Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon.

Date 04/21 04/22 04/23 04/24 04/25 04/26 04/27 04/28

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YEAR HIGH LOW 1985 88 26 1986 87 30 1987 87 31 1988 83 31 1989 91 31 1990 82 32 1991 88 26 1992 93 26 1993 86 33 1994 86 29 1995 81 31 1996 83 29 1997 85 28 1998 87 30 1999 84 32 2000 88 27 2001 89 28 2002 80 31 2003 86 29 2004 89 31 2005 73 < 29 2006 84 29 2007 89 31 2008 82 26 2009 > 92 32 2010 89 28 2011 85 33 2012 83 > 35 2013 83 31

PRECIP SNOW 2.3" 3.8" 2.3" 3.4" 9.5" 5.7" 3.4" .5" .7" 4.4" 3.0" 4.8" 3.1" Flurries 5/2 & 5/7 4.1" 3.5" amt. of precip 2.5" Least for Maine 1.7" 3.8" .8" 5/15 3.0" 4.0" 7.0" 7.3" 2.2" 1.0" 4.6" 1.4" 5.5" 6.9" 4.6"

ACROSS 1. Low life? 6. Hot springs 9. Nerd 13. _____ International Airport, Kyrgyzstan 14. *It ended in 1945 15. *Peninsula, location of El Shatt WWII refugee camps 16. March celebrants 17. “Much ___ About Nothing” 18. Bond 19. *Russian soldiers, en masse 21. *Ribbentrop’s co-signer 23. ___-tzu 24. Absorbed 25. “Yakety ___” 28. Short skirt 30. Geo-spacial positioning system, for short 35. Genesis man 37. Cell phone button 39. Wynonna Judd’s mother 40. Mischievous Scandinavian god

41. Dress up or deck out 43. Elegant and stylish 44. ___-__-la 46. Russell Crowe’s 2014 role 47. Comedy Central’s “____ .O” 48. One of the founders of scholasticism 50. Box office failure, e.g. 52. One of Five Ws 53. Bread portion 55. Corn spot 57. Entertain, as in idea 61. *WW II consequence 65. Love intensely 66. Snake-like fish 68. Open-mouthed 69. *He defeated Max Schmeling before enlisting 70. In the past 71. In the buff 72. Formerly 73. Rin tin tin, e.g 74. Done for success

DOWN 1. Gulf V.I.P. 2. Filly’s mother 3. Blyton or Bagnold 4. Primary 5. Hindu retreat 6. Go to and fro 7. Mouse turf 8. Enophile’s sensory concern 9. Drunkard 10. “Get __ __!” 11. *Post WWII military alliance 12. *Battle of ____, encirclement of Russian troops 15. Arabic ruler 20. Damp 22. Operations, as in military 24. Hang up the phone 25. *Churchill/Roosevelt/ Stalin meeting site 26. Bedazzle 27. New Zealand parrots 29. Type of sign 31. Boors lack this 32. In no manner 33. American Mennonite

34. *Like France under PÈtain 36. Eight furlongs 38. Involving two parts 42. Selfie 45. *Axis opponents 49. “Word” in French 51. *Germany’s invasion target 54. Beforehand 56. J. _____ Hoover 57. Tall one is a lie 58. Carbon monoxide lacks this 59. Y’all 60. Court order 61. Heidi’s shoe 62. Boat track 63. “Planet of the ____” 64. Co-written, produced and directed by Warren Beatty 67. Bigheadedness

Solutions on Page 4B

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Regional sports

Captured golden eagle released in western Maine NORTHERN OXFORD COUNTY — A young golden eagle was released in northern Oxford County last week after three months of clinical care and rehabilitation at Avian Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Freedom. Biologists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and New Hampshire Audubon

Society joined Avian Haven staff and local cooperators to release the eagle. This is the first successful release into the wild among only six golden eagles physically recovered in Maine during the last 40 years. In contrast, over 2,500 different bald eagles were handled in the same time period by biologists, wardens, and coopera-

Snakes & turtles

(Continued from Page B) cies of freshwater turtles, some of which are endangered or threatened species. Interactive games for the kids will focus on both snakes and turtles. The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW. The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily now through Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5 for ages 4-12; $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Remember that Family Passes make a great gift; and are available for purchase in the Department of Fish & Wildlife’s online store at For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977 or visit online at



tors. The bird was found in a weakened, flightless state near Boothbay on Dec. 29, 2013. Blood tests revealed symptoms of anemia and elevated lead levels.

Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668

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


CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 McHatton’s Water Damage Spec. Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

DOCKS Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824

ELECTRICIANS A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bosworth Electric Inc. Quality electrical contractor Commercial/Industrial/Residential Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Quality service you deserve Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire TLC Home Maintenance Co. All major brands Bridgton 207-647-5012 Professional Cleaning and 595-4020 Property Management J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Housekeeping and much more ATTORNEYS Residential - Commercial - Industrial 583-4314 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Bridgton 647-9435 COMPUTERS Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 McIver Electric EEcomputer Services 935-1950 “Your on time every time electricians” Small business specialists 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 647-3664 603-733-6451 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 GrammyGeek-Tech Support for Sr.’s 647-8360 R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor In-home sprt/malware & virus removal 24 hour Emergency Service PC Repairs-Pickup & delivery avail. Hastings Malia, PA Residential & Commercial 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Fryeburg, ME 04037 207-310-0289 Bridgton 935-2061 David K. Moynihan


Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030 Miklos M. Pongratz, Esq. 1250 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302) Raymond, ME 04071 655-8760

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

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

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


Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

EXCAVATION K.S. Whitney Excavation Sitework – Septic Systems Materials delivered Kevin 207-647-3824 Snow’s Excavation Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697

Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions EXERCISE/FITNESS Jeff Juneau Naples Dee’s BodyCraft 207-655-5903 Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Certified – Experienced COUNSELING Bridgton 647-9599 Ellia Manners, LCPC FLOORING In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Call for brochure/Insurance accepted J & M Wood Floors Installation/Sanding/Refinishing 207-647-3015 Bridgton Fully insured – Free estimates 207-337-5623 DANCE INSTRUCTION The Ballroom Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido Main St., Harrison, Maine 207-583-6964


FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896



Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care – infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare 207-647-4125

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

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

Mountain View Dentistry Dr. Leslie A. Elston Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628

Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311



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

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

on Schedule CP of your tax reform if you have not yet filed your Maine income tax returns. For more on golden eagles in Maine, please visit: eagle.html

Spring turkey season started on Monday, April 28, and this year, hunters in Maine will have more opportunity than ever before with a longer hunting day and the chance to take two bearded turkeys in the spring on the same permit. With a valid Maine big game hunting license, turkey hunters can purchase a spring/fall wild turkey permit for just $20 for both residents and nonresidents. This permit allows turkey hunters to take up to two bearded wild turkeys on the same permit in the spring, and an additional two turkeys in the fall. Hunters should note that Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 7-29 are open to spring turkey hunting, and that there is no turkey season in northern Maine in WMDs 1-6. Hunters can take up to two turkeys in WMDs 7 and 9-29, but there is a one-turkey bag limit in WMD 8. If a hunter takes a turkey in WMD 8, their second bird must come from WMDs 7 and 9-29 as a hunter may not exceed an individual bag limit in a WMD. More information and WMD maps are available at Hunters will also be happy to know that the wild turkey hunting season doesn’t end at noon anymore, as you can hunt all day with legal hunting hours stretching from half-hour before sunrise and half-hour after sunset. “Maine has some of the finest turkey hunting opportunities in the eastern United States,” said Governor Paul R. Sightings of the Golden Eagle, beautiful in LePage. “Success rates are high, the birds are lightly hunted its own right, are much more rare in Maine than the bald TURKEY HUNT, Page 14B eagle.


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

portion of proceeds from the loon and sportsman’s license plate. These voluntary contributions are used as matching funds to leverage federal monies that are only available with matching funds. Look for the Chickadee Checkoff

Turkey hunt opens


Care for this golden eagle and many other species are possible with voluntary contributions such as the “Chickadee Checkoff” on individual tax returns and a

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

HARDWARE L. M. Longley & Son Hardware/Plumbing/Heating/Metal Shops Electrical/Welding supplies/Housewares Main St., Norway, ME 743-8924

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

HOME INSPECTION ACW Inspection Services Certified Home Inspector 20 years in Real Estate Fryeburg 207-256-2574

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 and Auto 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

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

OIL DEALERS Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton

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

LAWN CARE North Country Property Services Lawn Care Property Management 207-713-0675

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

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

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

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 systems installed & repaired George Jones Quality Painters Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured 207-583-4546 Free Estimates Excellent References 1-877-250-4546 207-318-3245 SURVEYORS Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Webber Painting & Restoration Exterior & Interior painting Repairs/Installations/Modifications Fully insured – Estimates – References Craig, 207-831-8354

PLUMBING & HEATING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436

F. Jonathan Bliss, P.L.S. Bliss & Associates Surveying, Land Planning 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land info services – Surveys Boundary/Topographic/Flood elevation PO Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr. PLS Over 10,000 surveys on file

THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS Call 647-2851 for details or e-mail

TAXIDERMIST Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Trapper’s Taxidermy Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423 Jason Pingree 112 Bush Row Rd PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Denmark 207-452-2091 Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape TOWING Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Stuart Automotive Creative stonework, property watch Free Junk Car Removal Snowplowing & sanding 838-9569 207-693-6646

Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term Southern Maine Retirement Services A-Z/lot clearing to structure & Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans grounds care 647-8291 Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 REAL ESTATE



Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000 Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

ROOFING BLH Roofing & Painting Metal, Rubber, Asphalt New roofs & repairs For all your construction needs Bryan 207-232-5138

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417

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

VETERINARY N. D. Beury, DVM Spay/Neuter – Well-pet care North Bridgton For Appointment 583-2121 Bridgton Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rt. 117, Bridgton, ME 647-8804 Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Route 302, Fryeburg 207-935-2244 Norway Veterinary Hospital Naples Clinic Corner Rte. 302 & Lambs Mill Rd. By Appointment 693-3135

Rozzie May Animal Alliance Low-cost spay/neuter Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service - Conway, NH By appointment 603-447-1373 Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts WELDING Tel. 207-595-4606 Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs The Dump Guy No job too small Insured – Junk removal Construction – homeowners or business Basement and attic cleanouts Lge. inventory steel/metal in 207-450-5858 stock/spec. order 647-8291


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Rotary Club’s Good Citizen

Service notes

Sailing scholarships

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tanner S. Wentworth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Tanner is the son of Jamie and Dawn Wentworth of Brownfield. He is a 2013 graduate of Fryeburg Academy. Promotions Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, The Adjutant General for Maine, announced the promotion of the following servicemen: Bryan Henry of Brownfield, promoted to specialist with the 251st Engineer Company

Naples spruce-up

NAPLES — Join Naples Main Street for the annual Spruce-Up Day on Saturday, May 17. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the town. Participants will meet at the Naples Town Office at 8:30 a.m. where they will be assigned an area to clean. Volunteers must have their own transportation and are asked to wear gloves, bring rakes and water bottles. Trash bags will be provided. For more information, contact Connie Eldridge at 831-0890 or e-mail

Tanner Wentworth (Sapper). Adam Mowatt of Bridgton, promoted to private first class with Company B, 3rd Battalion 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain).

As a reprieve from one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, Sebago Sailing would like to start off spring on a positive note. Sebago Sailing will be offering two scholarships to future sailors and enthusiastic teens! This will be for an American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified Basic Keelboat course — a $450 value! To qualify the teen needs to: Be of high school age; be interested in boating and sailing (of course); write a short essay of 250 words or less by May 15 on why they would like to learn to sail — describe what they’d like do with their new-found skills and how they think learning to sail can enhance their life in general; and provide contact information and their parent’s contact information. Winners will be announced June 1. Please send essays (one entry per student) to: ASA Sailing Scholarship at “We are looking forward to reading the essays and generating some enthusiasm about sailing!” said Captain Mike and Mo at Sebago Sailing (647-4400). For more information, go to the website at

Nominations for military academies appointments U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree today announced that they will begin accepting applications from Maine high school students for appointments to the four United States service academies operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marine. Students should apply for a nomination in the spring and summer of their junior year. Senators Collins and King and Congressman Michaud and Congresswoman Pingree will begin accepting applications as of May 15 from students for admission to the academies in the summer of 2015. 

For more information on the nominations process, constituents should contact: Senator Collins’ office, Sara Holmbom at 883-1588 or e-mail to Senator King’s office, Katie Fellows at 780-3575 or e-mail to kathryn_fellows@ Congressman Michaud’s office, Brian Zimmerman at 774-5019 or e-mail to Congresswoman Pingree’s office, Leslie Merrill at 782-3704 or e-mail to

Spring cleaning at Hacker’s Hill Join Loon Echo Land Trust for a morning of spring cleanup at Hacker’s Hill Preserve in Casco, Saturday May 3, at 8 a.m. Raking, pruning and preparing the flowerbeds for

planting will be the main objectives. Work will complete around 11 a.m., but feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after working. Volunteers should bring gloves, rakes, bug

spray and water. For more information about this workday or other Loon Echo events, contact Stewardship Manager Jon Evans at or call 647-4352.

class? My toughest class is physics because it’s really difficult to understand. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I get all my class work done during study halls or after practices and games. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I think the biggest challenge high schools students face today is balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Who has inspired you educationally? My parents because they know what I’m capable of and they push me to be the best I can be.

Lions’ Student of the Month

Amy Angelone of Bridgton is the area Lions Club’s Student of the Month for May. Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award. Parents: Marjorie and Paul Angelone Siblings: Paul and Michael Angelone Activities: Softball, indoor track, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Student Council. Community activities: Volunteering at blood drives, Camp Sunshine’s Pumpkin Day, chaperone for Bridgton Rec, NJHS inductions, and cleaning up at the Brew Fest. Future plans: Attend MCPHS University, get my PharmD degree, and become a pharmacist. Schools that you have been accepted to: University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, Florida Southern, St. Thomas University, University of New England, MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston), University of Maine at Orono, St. Michael’s College. What is your favorite class? My favorite class in AP U.S. Government

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and Politics because Mr. Johnson keeps the class interesting and entertaining. What is your toughest class? My toughest class is anatomy because there is a lot of terminology and information to retain. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I balance my class work and extracurricular activities by taking advantage of any free time I have and having my priorities in order. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? The biggest challenge high school students face today is managing time between excelling in academics, work, sports, and community service. Who has inspired you educationally? My parents have inspired me the most because they’ve always pushed me to my limits educationally and in extracurricular activities. 


more than 160 hours of classroom and hands-on practice. In addition, all participants were required to do ridealongs with local departments, where they were required to respond to calls.


COMPLETED TECH COURSE — Crooked River Adult and Community Education is pleased and excited to congratulate 16 learners who completed the Basic Emergency Medical Technician course. This difficult course included

Jacqueline Laurent of Bridgton has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for May. Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a gift card. Parents: Marty and Nancy Laurent Siblings: Jess and Jenn Laurent Activities: Cheerleading and softball Hobbies: Sports Future plans: Attending Plymouth State University for secondary education in mathematics. Schools that you have been accepted to: Keene State, Plymouth State. What is your favorite class? My favorite class is English because it’s based on yourself and the teacher gets to know you as a person. What is your toughest

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Talk on finding water, graves

The crowd of firefighters, their friends and family all enjoying a night of hilarious comedy. (Photos courtesy of Jim Brake)

Sound and lighting provided by Billy Adams Entertainment. Onstage is the opening act comedian Matt Barry.

FA track notes (Continued from Page B) perform so well.” Anna Lastra is on her way to a breakout season. Anna won the mile and finished second in the two-mile against accomplished Class A teams. “Very impressive for a sophomore,” Coach McDonald said. Anna’s times qualified her for the state meet in both events. Bailey Freidman threw very well in both the shot put and the discus, qualifying for states in both. Emily McDermith ran a impressive 400-meter and is on her way to qualifying for states. “The 400 is a tough event and we have some very talented athletes on both the boys and girls’ side,” Coach McDonald said. Forrest Stearns qualified for states in both the 200 and the 400 meters — running a fantastic race in the 400 as he ran the leader from Lewiston down at the wire. “Forrest is rounding into shape and we look for a sub 50 sec in his future. That would rate him as one of the tops in the state,” Coach McDonald said. Eric Hannes had a very impressive day, winning the mile and returning home second in the 800. “Eric has been doing the work and it is showing in the results,” his coach said. “We have a very strong group in the mid-distance/distance events and if they come together they will be tough to beat.” Andrew Lyman is a force in the shot put. He tossed a personal best and it is only the beginning. A 50-foot throw is not out of the question, Coach McDonald said. “Fifty feet puts you as one of the best, not only in Maine, but also in New England. A bit more work and focus and we feel Andrew will be right there,” Coach McDonald said. Dacota Griffin is on his game in the pole vault. Due to the weather, Dacota has only been able to vault twice, yet he matched his best from last year at the first meet. Coaches look for Dacota to be on the podium when states roll around. As a team, the Raiders finished fourth out of 12 schools going up against the likes of Cheverus, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Lewiston, Kennebunk and Thornton. “A great way for the Raiders to bust the rust,” the coach said. Fryeburg opens the regular season this Friday at GrayNew Glocuester.

Turkey hunt opens

(Continued from Page 12B) compared to other states, and there are a variety of areas to hunt turkeys in the state.” Wild turkeys are a wildlife success story in Maine. Once gone from Maine landscapes, they are now a familiar sight in all Maine’s 16 counties, thanks to a reintroduction and management plan started in the 1970s by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “With a turkey population that continues to grow, turkey hunters are seeing the benefit as they now have longer hunting days, a longer season in the fall, higher bag limit, and more areas open to hunting,” said IFW game bird biologist Kelsey Sullivan.

COMEDY HEADLINER Mark Scalia Firefighter serving up the deliperforms during the recent Naples Fire/ cious dinner provided by Lake Region Rescue fundraiser. Caterers.

CASCO — The Raymond-Casco Historical Society will present, “Dowsing — Finding Water and Grave Sites” by Wayne Holmquist on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Raymond-Casco Historical Museum (Route 302) in Casco. Once again, Holmquist will be demonstrating his experience in dowsing for old family cemeteries. Not only can he find cemetery plots and tell where the corner posts are, but Holmquist can also tell if there are men, women or children buried there. This is a program of special interest to people who have private family burial grounds on their property, or would like to learn the art of dowsing.

Guest Speaker Wayne Holmquist

A fun & fund benefit night

By Jason Pond Assistant Fire Chief Naples Fire Department NAPLES — Every year, the Naples Fire/Rescue recognizes a need that is not in the yearly town budget. Through their volunteer fundraising efforts, the depart-

ment adds specialty equipment to their toolbox to continue to serve the town as efficiently and safely as possible. Comedy Night is one of many fundraisers, which the department does yearly to financially support their budget. This event coincides with

their annual fundraiser letter that they have been sending for the past 30 years and replaced the old Fireman’s Ball. It has become a very well supported event, especially by LR Caterers, Bill Adams Entertainment and other local businesses. The

RAYMOND — The Raymond Village Library is proud to announce its participation in the Maine Justice Action Group’s Lawyers in Libraries Collaboration’s Lawyers in Libraries day. As a participating facility, the Raymond Village Library will host Benjamin B. Krauter, Esq. of Southern Maine Legal Services today, Thursday, May 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is organized to help inform the public about affordable access to legal services, believing that a library is the heart of the community

and legal justice is at the heart of our democracy. Attorney Krauter has been a Raymond resident for the past 27 years, having grown up and gone to school in Raymond. He currently lives in Raymond with his two sons, practices in North Windham, and serves on the Raymond Planning Board. As part of the program attorney Krauter will give an overview of low-cost or free legal services that

are available to the public, explain the importance of equal access to the legal system regardless of income, answer general legal questions about the system, and offer short one-on-one consultations with individuals about their specific cases. For more information on Lawyers in Libraries day log on to and for more information on attorney Krauter go to

Lawyers in the library

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community can have some fun after a long winter and support a great cause. This year’s financial goal is to equip the new ATV and Forestry Truck (both acquired with donations) with fire suppression skid tanks to be used at field and forest fires. Along with this event, the department continues to use its Food Booth at Winter Carnival (on Long Lake and Sebago), Blues Fest and the Fourth of July Celebration in Naples. They operate a game of chance at the Fryeburg Fair, as well as Christmas tree sales in the December. Their most recent campaign is a golf tournament in September. Partnering with Naples Golf and Country Club, this event is becoming a very fun and community supported outing. All proceeds are used to provide Naples the best level of service available.

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