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www.bridgton.com Vol. 143, No. 18

Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. 28 PAGES - 4 Sections

Bridgton, Maine

May 3, 2012

SIXTY CENTS

Early debt payoff saves $43,181

Stem cell match could save a life By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Major Gregg Sanborn holds a special place in people’s hearts in this town, as he grew up here and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, before going on to become second in command at the Maine Warden Service as deputy chief — the position he holds today. The people of this community, who have known him since before he became a career game warden, are going to do what they can now to help one of their “favorite sons.” Gregg found out last fall that he has cutaneous T-cell lymphoma — an aggressive form of cancer that has him trying to beat the odds by finding, as quickly as possible, a “stem cell” match that could, literally, save his life. Gregg and his wife, Deborah, live in Sidney, and they have a 21-year-old son, David, who will graduate this month from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in History Education. Gregg’s parents were both educators in Fryeburg. His dad, the late Harold Sanborn, taught and coached sports for over 30 years at Fryeburg Academy, while his mother, Blanche, who still resides in Fryeburg, is a teacher retired from the Fryeburg public school system. Gregg has also become well known to a nationwide television audience, due to his appearances on the Animal Planet’s six-part reality series “North Woods Law” that began airing on March 16 of this year. His hometown friends and the Fryeburg Academy “family” are throwing a benefit dinner and silent auction for Gregg on Saturday night, May 19, beginning at 5 p.m. at Fryeburg Academy’s Wadsworth Arena on Bradley Street, the same place a stem cell donor drive will be held the next day, on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Go to the website www.friendsofgreg.net to make an online monetary donation, as the group’s goal is $50,000. Those who want to donate may also mail them to Friends of Gregg Sanborn, c/o Norway Savings Bank, 557 Main Street, Fryeburg, Me., 04037. To volunteer at the dinner or stem cell drive, contact Ellen Benson Guilford at 207-754-3143. Becoming a stem cell donor is easy, as it only requires a screening interview and a cheek swab. How did Gregg find out he has this life-threatening form of cancer? “Basically, for a period of time, I had itchy spots on different parts of my body — they would come and go,” said Gregg. “My doctor sent me to a dermatologist who said I had adult eczema and put me on a medicinal regimen of creams and stuff, and it seemed to work, for awhile.” Gregg said he first noticed the symptoms about the time the Maine Warden Service suffered the tragic loss of one of its pilots, Daryl Gordon, who died in a plane crash in March, 2011. “That was stressful,” said Gregg of Warden Pilot Gordon’s death, “and it (the symptoms) took right off. I went to specialists and got prodded, all summer. They thought it might be a type of cancer,” he stated. Saying he was tested for certain types of cancer, at that time, Gregg said, “The last day of August, they told me I’m cancerfree — they said ‘it looked good for what we tested you for

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Town of Bridgton will realize a savings of $43,181, because the ecomaine Board of Directors has voted to further reduce its outstanding debt earlier than anticipated, or by August. Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said, ecomaine, where the town’s solid waste and recyclables are processed, has also agreed to reduce the annual assessment charge to member communities, like Bridgton, in the coming year by $1 million. “The impact of this is a savings

to Bridgton of $43,181 which has now been removed from the Fiscal Year 2013 transfer station budget request,” said Berkowitz in his April 24 manager’s report. “This also reduces the tax rate by about four cents per $1,000 (of valuation) and continues the efforts of the selectmen to bring in a well thought out budget while controlling the impact to the town side of the budget.” “ecomaine further reported that they brought in an additional $500,000 from their recycling operations supporting the reason why they ventured into recycling a few years ago with the singlesort program,” said Berkowitz.

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — Harrison selectmen will hold a public hearing tonight, May 3, on the proposed 2012-2013 municipal budget of $1.95 million. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Harrison Town Office. Town Manager George “Bud” Finch, working with the Budget Committee, managed to keep costs down, resulting in an increase of only $20,894 over last year, or .4%. Public works comprises the largest portion, at $519,708, with administration second at $462,168. The budget includes $300,000 for roads, and a reserve account of $75,000. Finch said at the board’s April 19 meeting that he planned to “seek an audience” with Maine Governor Paul Lepage as well as Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen to appeal for changes in the state’s EPS school funding formula that hits communities like Harrison, with no commercial tax base, particularly hard. Education expenses account for around 64% of the town’s combined projected budget of $6,164,119. Finch said that increase alone will result in a mill

rate increase of around 42 cents. Finch said he was going to send a letter at first, but “I don’t think a letter in itself is going to do justice in explaining what we see as the injustices in the educational system.” He hopes to gain support in his appeal from other SAD 17 School District towns. In other action, the board: • Tabled an application for a liquor license for the Olde Mill Tavern until May 3, to allow the Planning Board to rule on May 2 regarding the restaurant’s request for outdoor seating. • Approved a new liquor license for Ruby Slippers Café and Bakery on Route 117. The owners were in the audience and were wished good luck by selectmen as they expand their offerings. • Accepted donations to the recreation department from Western Maine Fish & Game, Richard and Charlene Scchieferstien, Q.C. Services, Inc. and the Harrison Lions Club. • Heard from Finch that safety improvements are planned at the town office to prevent snow from falling off the roof onto people and to ensure that the building is secure.

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A (stem cell) donor drive is not just about me — it’s about others in my predicament — it’s an opportunity to throw a lifeline to someone who’s in the situation I’m in, — Major Gregg Sanborn, Deputy Chief of the Maine Warden Service — you’re cancer-free.’” “But, in September, it didn’t go away, so they started a second round of tests,” Gregg stated. A Portland dermatologist then determined Gregg had cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. “For two weeks, I was down in Boston at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Gregg. “My first day of chemotherapy was Nov. 2. The chemotherapy and radiation kill the bad cells, but it also kills the good cells. So, they would use the (donated) stem cells to build up my immune system and if it works, in a year’s time, I’ll be able to go to work and hunt and fish. If it doesn’t work…” his voice trails off, at this point — for Gregg knows it means he will likely die, if a matching donor is not found. “I need it (the stem-cell transplant) sooner, rather than later,” he said. Currently, Gregg has a cycle of chemotherapy where it is GREGG SANBORN, Page A

BEDC offers to serve as conduit; Avesta fence-mending

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton residents had their first chance last week to hear directly from representatives of Avesta Housing, Inc. about their plans to build a 21-unit affordable housing complex at 247 Main Street. But because there was little advance notice given by Avesta of the April 26 “community workshop” in the Bridgton Community Center, the meet-

ing only drew around 20 residents. The informal gathering may have been just the right size, however, as an icebreaker, considering the growing controversy between some residents and municipal officials over the project, which was announced seven months ago by former Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian. The tension in evidence when the meeting began

had all but disappeared after two hours, when members of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) offered to take over from the town and work with the agency on its plans. BEDC Vice President Holly Dvorak invited Avesta President and Chief Executive Officer Dana Totman to attend the corporation’s next, nonpublic meeting, on Wednesday, May 16, at TD Bank on Main

THEY WERE ALL EARS — Avesta Housing President and Chief Executive Officer Dana Totman gave residents attending last Thursday’s informational hearing an idea of what their three-story apartment complex at 247 Main Street might look like, although hastening to say that the agency’s plans are still in the very preliminary stages. (Geraghty Photo)

Street. Totman also pledged to follow up with another public meeting for residents sometime in the future. “You have communicated openly with public officials, but it has not transferred accurately to the community,” Dvorak told Totman. Corporation President Lee Eastman agreed and suggested that the corporation would provide a “better conduit” for the agency as it prepares to formally submit its

plans. “Transparency is going to save you,” Eastman said, but added, “Don’t get me wrong — the corporation wants to see mixed use on that site.” Totman led the meeting, along with Avesta’s Director of Programs Debora Keller, Development Officer Matthew Peters and Board of Directors Chairman Neal Allen, who is also the Executive Director of the Greater Portland Council

of Governments. No selectmen or town government employees were present; Anne Krieg, Bridgton’s new director of planning, economic and community development, did not attend, she said later, because she wanted to afford Avesta the opportunity to “hear concerns and foster relationships” with residents on their own. Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins, along with another board memAVESTA, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — The town of Harrison would no longer house kindergarten through second grades at their elementary school, under a shared school model included in the proposed $35.3 million SAD 17 budget. Harrison Elementary School would become a grade 3-6 school, and Waterford Elementary School would become a K-2 school. Harrison’s K-2 students would be bussed to Waterford, and Waterford’s grade 3-6 students would be bussed to Harrison, essentially consolidating both schools into one operation. The change, which has been approved by teachers, would save the district around $95,000 and even out class

sizes. Waterford Elementary School currently has four extra classrooms, while Harrison Elementary School is above its capacity, with two portable classrooms used for a library, special education, math and fifth grade classes. The plan has not been without controversy. Some parents are upset at the prospect of having to travel the eight-mile distance between schools in order

to drop off or pick up their children. The shared school model especially impacts Harrison parents, since K-2 students are more likely to be driven directly to school by their parents, instead of being transported by bus. “I know it will impose a hindrance to some Harrison parents,” said SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts.

School merger planned

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Sebago reduces proposed budget that up to $6,000 be taken from the Undesignated Fund Balance (UFB) to make the final payment on the town’s long-term debt to the Regional Waste System (RWS). The town incurred this long-term debt obligation when it was going to be part of the RWS project. Funds were for preliminary planning and engineering of the project but it was never built. It has taken until now to pay off the debt. This is the only longterm debt obligation that the town currently has. As of the end of June 2011, the town had $1,660,275 in the UFB account, reflecting a conservative and prudent stewardship of the town’s finances. The UFB is essentially the town’s “rainy day fund,” calculated at $1,300,000, which is there to cover any catastrophic losses or unexpected losses in revenues that the town may incur. Sebago has now accumulated funds in excess of the $1,300,000 needed for the “rainy day fund” and these UFB funds are available for spending at the discretion of (and with the approval of) the town’s voters. The funds in the UFB are separate from those in reserve accounts (such as CIP accounts) or capital assets, which are restricted from general spending SAD 61 and County budgets The Sebago municipal operating budget represents only about 1/3 of the total town budget — the balance is the Cumberland County budget and the SAD 61 budget. Although the county budget is projected to increase from $217,117 to $224,774, an increase of $7,657, the SAD 61 budget is projected to decline. Based on current numbers from the school district, Sebago’s share of supporting the school system will decline from $3,216,331 to $3,103,084, a savings to Sebago taxpayers of $113,247. Altogether, that means that the total Sebago budget from all areas is projected to be $4,586,518 for FY2012-2013 or $203,827 less than last year’s budget. Sebago Voters — Now It Is Your Turn If the three budgets are approved and these numbers above hold, selectmen will be able to consider lowering the property tax rate from its curSEBAGO, Page A

LINED UP — Seventy-five individuals and families lined up for free food from the Good Shepherd Food-Bank truck at the Sebago Food Pantry in Sebago on Oct. 24. Food was distributed free of charge to elderly, low and moderate income

families, those out of work or on reduced work hours, and others with needs, to residents of Sebago and 14 other neighboring towns. (Photos by Allen Crabtree)

Seventy-five flock to Food Bank By Allen Crabtree Special to The News SEBAGO — Seventy-five individuals and families flocked to the Sebago Food Pantry on Tuesday, April 17 to take part in a free food distribution sponsored by the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. A total of 7,586 pounds of meat, bread, staple items, and fresh vegetables were issued from the mobile Food Bank truck that came to Sebago for the day. People from Sebago and 14 neighboring towns took advantage of the chance to help stock their home shelves. The free groceries were well received by the elderly, those who were out of work or on reduced hours at work, low- and moderate-income families, and others during these tight economic times. “We made 96 mobile food distributions last year and all have been very well received,” said Kathy Helming, Agency Services field representative for the Good Shepherd FoodBank. “This is our second trip to Sebago, and I am very pleased at the turnout today. We feel that this is a great way for communities to supplement their local food pantries.” The primary warehouse for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank is in Auburn with distribution centers in Brewer and Portland. It has been in existence since 1981 and is Maine’s largest hunger

relief organization, providing surplus and purchased food to more than 600 nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The Food-Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Last year, the Food-Bank distributed 12 million pounds of food to its partner agencies. When the large Food-Bank mobile food truck pulled in at the Sebago Nazarene Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. there was already a crowd of people gathered to take advantage of the free groceries. The truck, a refurbished commercial beverage delivery truck, was sectioned off into compartments along both sides. Instead of cases of beer and soda, the compartments were filled with frozen meat, bread and pastries, rice, and canned goods, and packaged and fresh vegetables. Helming and her assistants gave instructions to the many Sebago volunteers, who were there to help distribute the food. Other volunteers helped carry boxes of groceries to people’s vehicles to take home. Waiting individuals and families were signed in and given a number and the queue of people stretched all around the parking lot. Altogether, 75 families and individuals were served. Distribution started at 10

WORKING OUT THE DETAILS — Jim Libby, (right) one of the Sebago Warming Hut Committee members, arranged for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank to bring their food truck to Sebago for a free food distribution day. He is shown here with Kathy Helming, field representative for Good Shepherd. a.m. and continued until everyone who wanted food had been served. The non-perishable items left when everyone had been through the line went directly into the Sebago Food Pantry to help stock shelves for future needs. A total of $131 in non-perishables was donated to the Food Pantry. “We are extremely thankful for this boost that the Good Shepherd Food-Bank has given the Sebago Warming Hut and Food Pantry,” said Jim Libby. “These are tough times for many in our community and these groceries will go a long way to helping families who are struggling to keep food on the table.” Libby added that the event

was made possible with a $1,000 donation from Key Bank, and he thanked them for their support. For more information about the Sebago Warming Hut, the Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, contact Jim Libby at 274-1569.

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By Allen Crabtree Special to The News SEBAGO — The Sebago Board of Selectmen, the Sebago Budget Committee and the Sebago Capital Investment Program (CIP) Committee will be recommending to the town voters a municipal operating budget for FY2012-2013 that is nearly $100,000 less than last year’s budget. “At our June 2 annual town meeting, we will be asking the voters to approve a net operating budget of $1,258,660, a decrease of $98,237 from last year’s budget,” said Board of Selectmen Chairman Ann Farley. “The budget committee and the CIP Committee have worked hard with the board of selectmen to bring in a budget that provides needed town services to our citizens, but does so in an as efficient and costconscious manner as possible.” The town operating budget has three main components: expenses, contributions to the CIP reserve accounts, and projected revenues. Expenses to run town government and provide services to citizens (e.g. — roads, snow plowing, fire and rescue, town office) are budgeted at $1,800,760, a decrease of $17,020 from last year. The FY2012-2013 expenses are lower than the last two years, and only slightly higher than the FY2009-2010 budget. Included in the expense portion of the budget is a 3% pay raise for town employees, the first pay raise for three years. Monies set aside in the CIP to save for future vehicle replacement and major longterm projects total $188,472 this year (these are included in the $1,800,760 expenses above). The CIP Reserve Accounts are savings for the future so that when plow trucks, fire trucks and the town ambulance have reached the end of their useful life there will be money in the bank to replace them. The CIP contribution is down slightly from the $192,724 set aside last year. The revenues flowing to the town (e.g. from excise taxes, permit fees, dog licenses, transfer station fees, etc.) are projected to increase from $485,337 to $542,100. Undesignated Fund Balance At the town meeting, voters will also be asked to authorize

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Crumbling concrete on sidewalks causes concern By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The Naples Town Manager is concerned about crumbling concrete on the sidewalks that were placed last fall as part of the construction work on the Causeway. “It is unacceptable to me. I will expect answers to it, and to have it fixed,” Town Manager Derek Goodine texted on Tuesday. The imperfect concrete is located on the sidewalks in several spots, including in

front of Rick’s Café, in front of the Evergreen Credit Union building, and across the street from the Songo River Queen II dock, according to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Resident Engineer Craig Hurd. There are no problems with the concrete on the Bay of Naples Bridge, Hurd said. Also, the wing walls showed no signs of concrete breakage. The concrete issues are confined to sidewalks only; and those problematic places seem

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The Naples Main Street group will meet at the Inn at Long Lake at 9 a.m., on Saturday, May 12. The group will supply volunteers with the trash bags as well as providing a trash collection service, according to Eldridge. “People should just bring themselves. Just show up,” she said. Eldridge said about 15 people showed up at last year’s cleanup, and she hopes that the turnout is even bigger for 2012. According to Price, last year’s recreation department cleanup got claps of thunder instead of pats on the back. “Hopefully, there is not a downpour this time,” he said, adding that could put a damper on his playground cleanup plans. “The people I am targeting are the people who use the playground: Families with young kids. You don’t want your kids spending time outdoors when it is 55 degrees and raining, or you will have sick kids,” Price said. Eldridge said the sprucing up of the Causeway will happen regardless of what the weather whips up. She advised prospective volunteers to wear gloves and dress appropriately for the job and the weather. “We are pretty much going to do it rain or shine,” she said. “People, they can wear raincoats,” Eldridge added.

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event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through noon — with lunch served afterward. This is the first year that the two groups have gone for strength in numbers, and aimed for the same day on the calendar to spruce up Naples, according to Price. “Having a joint effort, and seeing more people outdoors cleaning and working might cause other people to join in,” he said. Price will lead a group of volunteers who will begin their labor at the town’s playground. He suggested people bring rakes and shovels, and if possible, a wheel barrow “because we are going to be moving bark mulch onto the playground.” Because young children and their guardians frequent the playground, Price said he would like to remove any objects that are filthy or unsafe for toddlers who have a tendency to put things in their mouths. The objective is to “make the playground friendlier and safer,” Price said. Naples Main Street member Connie Eldridge is looking forward to this year’s cleanup that will precede by less than a week the ribbon cutting for the Bay of Naples Bridge. On Tuesday, Eldridge said the reason she will be picking up trash is “to beautify our Causeway, and to get ready for the big, grand opening of the bridge, too.”

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HELPING WITH CLEANUP — Over 20 volunteers gathered to cleanup Naples roadsides on Friday, April 20. The event was sponsored by Clement Bros. Lawn & Landscape, Inc. as part of an annual Day of Service project through the Professional Landcare Network. Four groups of volunteers covered Route 114, Route 35, Songo School Road and Lake House Road. The groups covered roughly three miles of roadway, while picking up over 60 bags of trash and debris. In addition, the younger volunteers cleaned up the Naples playground. Next year’s goal will be to cover 10 miles! Cleanup organizers would like to thank the following: JakeSport for t-shirt design and printing; Naples Aubuchon for donating some of the trash bags; and Causeway Dairy Bar for providing free ice cream to all of the volunteers.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Taking pride in one’s community, providing a safer playground for children, and creating a deterrence for future littering are among the reasons Naples Recreation Director Harvey Price will be picking up trash in his town this month. “The motivation for me is having the young kids realize that it is not okay to throw your trash wherever you want,” he said on Tuesday. Participating in the springtime ritual of cleaning up trash in public areas “gives people a sense of ownership of the playground and of the community,” Price said. “You have a vested interest in it. If you spend hours cleaning up something like the playground, you don’t want to see someone litter, and trash it in a matter of seconds,” he said. “If you spend two or three hours cleaning up a place, you are more likely to say something when you see someone littering,” he said. He added that children make great advocates for not littering, as well as encouraging others to pick up trash left behind. In addition, a trash-free area often prevents people from littering. On Saturday, May 12, the recreation department will team up with Naples Main Street to clean the playground, the Village Green and the Causeway. The

to be scattered. “It’s spotty here and there all over the project. It’s in front of my office. There are spots in front of Rick’s and the bank,” Hurd said. While MDOT and the general contractor may not get to the root of what caused the concrete to crumble, the bottom line is it will be fixed before the town accepts the project. “I don’t think it is a big deal,” Hurd said, adding that the prime contractor will replace the concrete well before the job is wrapped up. On Thursday, Kim Suhr, the project engineer with Wyman and Simpson Inc., showed up at the bi-monthly MDOT meeting and to get a firsthand view of the headache-causing concrete. “He (Suhr) said he’s going to talk to the supplier to see why it did what it did, and to remedy it,” Hurd said. “I have no idea why it happened. That is why we are looking into it,” he said. Goodine said he had not received an update about what had caused the concrete sidewalks to break apart. “We have found out nothing new about it,” he texted. In April, Goodine and Causeway Renovation Committee members toured the project; and some people were mildly disappointed with the condition of the concrete. “We looked at a few issues that were troublesome. Those centered around the concrete, the concrete on the sidewalks that were put in last year,” said committee Chairman Bob Neault. “According to Craig (Hurd), maybe we got a batch that wasn’t up to the standards,” Neault said. “At this point, we are investigating to make sure that was the cause,” he said. “And, a solution will be reached prior to the town signing off on the project,” Neault said. The defective concrete was outweighed by other portions of the construction project such as the bridge, which is coming


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Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, April 24: 8:06 a.m. Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Pond Road. 6:49 p.m. A subject reported a burglary to a house on Iredale Street in which items and money were missing. Thursday, April 26: 1:08 p.m. A subject reported a safe floating in the water in Stevens Brook at Mackey’s Landing Road. The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office retrieved the safe. 6:39 p.m. A caller reported a male subject in a black pickup truck who was allegedly watching the caller’s two sons riding their bikes on Sam Ingalls Road near Whitney Road for nearly a mile. The youths arrived home safely. 6:47 p.m. A caller reported

criminal mischief in that eight male juveniles between the ages of 17 and 18 were spray painting at the skate park on Skillin’s Circle. 9:18 p.m. A caller from Elm Street reported their apartment had been broken into and medications and cigarettes were stolen. Friday, April 27: 1:14 p.m. Joseph T. Muise, 47, of Bridgton, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for unpaid fines for cruelty to animals, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Ingalls and South Bridgton Roads. Muise was also charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and being a motor vehicle operator possessing an open alcoholic container on a public way. 9:24 p.m. A caller from Brewster’s Circle reported a

bear on their deck that took down a bird feeder and was moving along the property line. “Dispatch advised the caller not to confront the bear. Caller will be staying inside.” Saturday, April 28: 10:41 a.m. A caller from Wildwood Road reported the theft of a diamond ring and $7,000 from a truck. Sunday, April 29: 9:32 p.m. Craig S. Goodwin, 23, of Bridgton, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for unpaid fines for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Goodwin was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Monday, April 30: 11:36 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of a general disturbance at an apartment on North Bridgton Road. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued one summons and 27 warnings.

MOBILE HOME FIRE — Firefighters from Bridgton and several other area towns battled a fire that heavily damaged a mobile home off Route 302 in West Bridgton the afternoon of April 25. (Ackley Photo)

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The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from April 23 through 29, 2012: Monday, April 23: 1 p.m. Criminal mischief at the C.A. Snow School was reported and is under investigation. 4 p.m. Police officers responded to a report of an unwanted intoxicated subject at an apartment on Smith Street. David Pettibone, 40, of Eliot, was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault. 5 p.m. A burglary at a residence on Bel-Air Estate Road was reported. Tuesday, April 24: 6:31 a.m. A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado

pickup truck operated by Robert P. Desilets, of Fryeburg, collided with a deer on Bridgton Road (Route 302), and a report was taken. 7:25 a.m. A purebred Husky dog was reported missing from a Charles Street residence. 4 p.m. A 17-year-old male juvenile from Fryeburg was issued a summons for speeding 30 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, following a traffic stop on Route 302 (Bridgton Road) in East Fryeburg. 10:49 p.m. A stolen motor vehicle was recovered at a location in East Fryeburg. Wednesday, April 25: 7:57 a.m. A burglary in which car

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parts were stolen on Porter Road was reported. 10:57 p.m. A burglary on Bel-Air Estate Road was investigated. Thursday, April 26: 10:12 a.m. The theft of motor vehicle parts from a Fair Street location was reported. Friday, April 27: 9 a.m. Suspicious activity near a shed on Portland Street was reported, and several teenagers were asked to leave the area. 7:44 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of criminal mischief on Menotomy Road, and a report was taken. 8:40 p.m. A 2005 Lexus UT RX330 operated by Makenzie Walker, of Fryeburg, struck a deer on Menotomy Road. 9 p.m. A 2009 Toyota Corolla operated by David Armstrong, of Stow, struck a deer on Fish Street. Saturday, April 28: 3:45 p.m. A burglary at a residence on Bridgton Road (Route 302) was reported and is under investigation. 7:30 p.m. A 1993 Dodge Shadow operated by Jennifer L. Larrabee, of Bridgton, struck a deer near the intersection of Route 302 (Bridgton Road) and Battleground Road.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer Firefighters from approximately a dozen Lake Region communities provided manpower and station coverage, when a fire broke out at a mobile home off Route 302 in West Bridgton, last week. The fire that was toned out about 12:45 p.m. on April 25 “heavily damaged” the mobile home that Christopher and Angela Maguire and three children resided

in just east of the Fryeburg town line, bringing firefighting personnel from Bridgton, Denmark, Sweden, Lovell, Waterford and other communities. Assistant Bridgton Fire Chief Tim Cook said the fire, which is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, “heavily damaged” the older mobile home that “is still standing.” A Bridgton firefighter broke his ankle and another suffered from heat exhaustion, while fight-

ing the blaze Apr. 25, according to Cook. Please help The Maguire family lost all of their belongings in the blaze, and a fund has been set up for them at Norway Savings Bank, P.O. Box 200, Bridgton, Maine, 04009, in care of Jennifer Damon. Donations of clothing, household goods and furniture for the Maguires are being accepted at the Little Mountain Store in West Bridgton, as well.

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MMC Tuesday afternoon (May 1), according to a hospital spokeswoman. Brown’s 2006 Chevrolet truck was headed eastbound on Route 302 when he attempted to pass a tractor-trailer truck that was also eastbound, according to Captain Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Brown’s truck was attempting to pass the tractor-trailer truck

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Round-up: Who is seeking election to municipal offices ordinances: the Town of Bridgton Park Forest Trust Fund Ordinance and the Town of Bridgton Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance. Municipal elections will take place on Tuesday, June 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall on North High Street. The annual town meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.

HARRISON Former Bridgton Planning Board member Gordon Davis has taken out papers to serve on the Harrison Planning Board. Davis, who relocated to Route 117 here, will be on the ballot June 12, along with James Dayton, who was appointed to fill in on the planning board and

is now running for a full threeyear term. Two planning board seats are available, with the terms of both Kevin LaPlante and Shirley Davis expiring. Two three-year seats are also available for the board of selectmen. Incumbent Bill Winslow and newcomer Christine Davis, wife of Averill Davis, owner of A.C. Construction, both returned papers by the April 30 deadline. Arthur Edwards took out papers, but did not return them to the Town Clerk’s office. Jonathan Whitney is running again for another five-year term on the board of appeals, and Albert Lisowski is also seeking a second term on the School Administrative District 17

Avesta executive talks about plan (Continued from Page A) ber and alternate, were present. Collins, who did not speak or ask questions, said his purpose in attending was simply “as a set of ears.” Peters said Avesta was holding off on submitting formal plans until the June vote on an amendment to the Site Plan Review Ordinance that would require them to reserve the ground floor for retail, office, business or professional use. The second and third floors of the project would contain 19 one-bedroom and two 2-bedroom units. Totman said that on several of their projects, they have provided a mixed use by leasing ground floor space to the Southern Maine Area on Aging or other senior-based service organizations. The housing complex for families that Avesta built at 645 Congress Street in Portland has a cafe and nail salon on the first floor, along with a coinoperated laundry and storage rooms, Totman said. He added that an elderly housing complex they built on Munjoy Hill in Portland has day programs for seniors. Whether such uses would meet the requirements of the amendment is still an unanswered question, Totman said. “We are giving a lot of thought to non-residential uses on the first floor,” he said. The agency has had discussions with Community Dental, “to see if there’s a synergy there.” Community Dental has been looking at the old Bridgton Hospital building as a possible

est in income. “Clearly, there was a need,” Totman said. They initially looked at seven acres of land owned by Lenny McIntyre just outside Pondicherry Square on Route 117, where the recession had stalled single-family subdivision project. Rural Development and the other funding source, Maine State Housing, had reservations about that site, however, because its topography and steepness of the grade would increase the cost of construction, Totman said. In looking for alternative sites, Totman said a county official told them to contact Manoian, who encouraged the agency to consider the Chapter 11 site. That account differs significantly from what Manoian, speaking to the Bridgton Planning Board, said last October. Manoian said at that time, that “Avesta had identified a second site.” Asked to elaborate, Totman said, “There’s no question in my mind that the former economic development director wanted us to come to that site. We were hearing that, as a representation of the town.” As the project now stands, no other site can be considered, because the funding promised by Maine State Housing is site-specific, Totman said. Avesta agreed that the 29,000-square-foot property would provide easy accessibility for its residents to downtown services, and benefit the town, too, by redeveloping a blighted property. “We thought that it would make a major contribution to increasing the vitality of Main Street,” Totman said. In January, the agency received preliminary funding (Continued from Page A) belt, Goulet said, noting that speed and improper passing were fac- approval from Maine State tors in the April 27 crash, which remains under investigation by the Housing, and Avesta negotiCumberland County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team. ated an option to purchase the 247 Main Street property from location for a low-income dental clinic. The workshop opened with Totman giving a background history of Avesta, which has grown since its founding in 1972 to become the largest nonprofit housing agency in New England. It owns or manages 1,800 apartments in Cumberland and York Counties, 55% of which are for the elderly, and pays a total of $750,000 a year in property taxes. Totman promised, in response to a question by BEDC member, Mark Lopez, that anything Avesta builds at 247 Main Street will always remain a taxable piece of real estate. Avesta has both a property management and a real estate development department. Currently, Avesta has at least a half-dozen low-income housing projects in various stages of construction in southern Maine, worth $55 million, and has been aggressively pursuing markets where the demographics show the most need. Manoian promoted Chapter 11 site Totman said Avesta’s interest in Bridgton began about a year ago, when Maine Rural Development Authority identified Bridgton as one of seven communities in Cumberland County where there was a high priority for funding affordable housing for the elderly. They looked at Bridgton’s demographics and saw that the town had the second oldest population (Harpswell is number one) in the county and the third low-

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Gregg Sanborn (Continued from Page A) administered two weeks in a row and then he skips a week, he said. He just completed 15 days of radiation treatment, as well. Has he missed any work at the Maine Warden Service, since he was diagnosed with cancer? “No — only for (medical) appointments,” said Gregg. “Part of the reason I keep working is for my own mental health. If I’m helping people through the Warden Service, I’m not worrying about my issues.” “The doctors in Boston feel my best chance and, frankly, my only chance at living to be old, is this (stem-cell transplant) procedure,” said Gregg. “The chemotherapy keeps my cancer in check,” Gregg said, “but, if they keep giving it to me, it will keep killing the good cells, too.” His fellow game wardens and other law enforcement personnel held a stem-cell donor drive at the University of Maine, recently. “I appreciate the support in my hometown,” said Gregg. “They had a drive up here (at Orono) — it was very successful. We had a great number of college students, wardens and law enforcement officers and family. We got 273 (swab) kits. It was a great turnout.” Yet, the seriousness of his predicament is almost too real, to Gregg. He is so used to being the one to help others, instead of the other way around. “I really haven’t caught a break,” said Gregg. “I’m age 46 and I’ve got cancer — that’s not much of a break. There are also 18-year-olds with cancer. The gave me a top new chemotherapy drug that is relatively new and that they’ve had relatively good luck with — they gave it to me, and it doesn’t work — all of November and December, it doesn’t work. Then they put me on the chemo I’m on now — and it’s good to hold me in check — but it’s no cure.” “So, here’s an opportunity to be cancer-free, in a year,” said Gregg of the much hoped-for stem cell transplant procedure. “Some may think of it as gambling, but it’s really not. With this procedure, there’s a good possibility I’ll get to live and be old and hunt and fish and garden — do the things I like to do — and without it, there is no possibility of this. So, I’m going to go do it.” Always the realist, Gregg acknowledged that he has thought of all of the possibilities and has gone ahead with filling out a will and the like. “I’ve taken care of things I have to, in case it doesn’t go well,” said Gregg. “I didn’t have a will, or a family plot — it’s the responsible thing to do. In 30 or 40 years, I hope I’ll need them.” Gregg said he is very appreciative of the stem cell donor drive being held in Fryeburg, but he said he knows it may not only help him but others, as well. “I graduated from Fryeburg Academy, and we have a real strong alumni community. I haven’t actually lived there for 25 years or so, but you maintain the connections over there — I always have, and I probably always will. I certainly appreciate all of their support.” Again, thinking of others, Gregg said, “Having a (stem cell) donor drive over there (in Fryeburg) I think is a great idea. A donor drive is not just about me, it’s also about others in my predicament. It’s an opportunity to throw a lifeline to someone who’s in the situation I’m in. If at least one matches — one person matches another person with cancer — even if it’s not me — if it helps one other cancer patient, it’s worth it. Therefore, the thought of putting a stem cell donation drive together (at Fryeburg Academy) is great. These donor drives are key in keeping people alive, not only me. Europe has a better stem cell database than we do in this country. We need to work a little harder to get people on the Registry and save more cancer patients. The more people on the (Stem Cell) Registry, the better.” A doctor helped Gregg see the need to speak out “One of my doctors at the Alfond Center in Augusta told me the wardens wanted to do a (stem cell) donor drive,” Gregg explained, speaking of the donor drive recently held in Orono. “He told me, ‘You’ve got an opportunity to get the word out, because of who you are and people recognize you from the TV series “North Woods Law”.’ I told him I don’t want to come across like I’m trying to be self-serving, and he said, ‘No, it wasn’t really self-serving, because the chances there’ll be a match for you in Orono are pretty slim, but pretty good it will match somebody.’” Asked if he ever imagined just how far and wide the word would spread, Gregg replied, “It went way out there — TV stations, radio, newspapers. It’s a good thing, because the more people who put a swab in their mouth the better. So, anyway, I’m glad the doctor had that poignant discussion with me three weeks ago. Cancer’s one of those things most people don’t want to talk about. I didn’t. Since I’ve been diagnosed, it’s all around me — the word comes up — so, it does no good avoiding it. It’s not going to go away.” “I have a wife and son I love and a job I really look forward to going to every day,” said Gregg. “I’ve never been a gambler — I’ve never won anything — the only win I want is that one — that I’m cured.” “The only thing that matters to me is that, a year from now, we do a story that I’m cancer-free, and I’m able to go trout fishing, mow the lawn and go to work,” said Gregg. 2 WEEK SPECIALS

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DONATION — Bill Preis presents a $300 donation from the Table Tennis Program to Bridgton Recreation Department Director Tom Tash. Present at the donation were a few of the regular players: Bill Grenier, Chad Nason, Herman Low, Jim Nason and Keith. The Table Tennis Program, which has been running for eight years, meets at Bridgton’s Old Town Hall on

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Harrison, Waterford school merger (Continued from Page A) “But it will provide equal or better programming for all students.” Jessica Haggerty is one Harrison parent upset by the plan. She points out that Harrison residents pay the highest assessment of all eight schools in the district, and under the proposal they would also have to pay more for gas. “I wouldn’t have moved here if I knew (her elementary-age children) were going to be in two different schools,” she said. Haggerty has a son in kindergarten and a daughter in third grade. “I can’t be in two places at once,” she said. As a test run, Haggerty drove from her home to Waterford Elementary, then to Harrison Elementary

and back home, and clocked the distance at 28 miles. “It’s going to cost Harrison parents more money,” which she said is especially unfair, since they pay the highest assessment,” she said. Colpitts said the district plans to provide a shuttle bus from Waterford to Harrison after the school day ends. It will

mean somewhat of a wait for Harrison parents who also have K-2 children, since both schools get out at the same time. The projected enrollment this fall in Harrison is 210 students, while in Waterford it is only 81 students. A sharing between the two schools was in effect years ago, prior

to the opening of the new Harrison Elementary School. Only in that case, the situation was reversed; the younger children were in Harrison and the older children were in Waterford. “It’s just going to cost more money if we keep doing what we’re doing,” said Colpitts.

McIver ‘Forty under 40’ winner

Justin McIver, owner of Maine EcoHomes in Bridgton, has been designated a winner in the 2012 “Forty Under 40” awards, a program of Maine Today Media designed to recognize Maine’s emerging generation of leaders. The program, in its second year, honors young professionals under age 40 who have shown a commitment to leadership and

professional excellence. McIver and the other 39 winners will be honored on May 25 at Hadlock Field, with the Portland Sea Dogs. The event will include an all-you-can-eat barbecue picnic, open bar and special seating for the game. Profiles of each of the winners will run in a special section of the Portland Press Herald on Thursday, May 24.

McIver’s business specializes in energy-efficient home building, using green building techniques. He recently built the office building on Depot Street housing the Loon Echo Land Trust and About Time Graphics. He also purchased a large tract of land on Route 302 with Mark Lopez and is marketing the property for commercial and industrial use.


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By Mark Cartonio Owner Mark’s Lawn and Garden When you plant your seeds and when seedlings appear, you are so excited and you take such good care of them. That is what they need — tender care. Not too much water, just enough sunlight or a facsimile, warmth, the works. Well because of all the tenderness they receive, they are not prepared to go out into the hard cruel world. The process of getting them ready is called “hardening.” A small fan, or some device that moves air, help plants or seedlings get ready. Stems of new seedlings are not thick and are not used to the

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IT’S ALL IN THE PREPARATION — To give new seeds and seedlings a good chance to prosper, gradually introduce them to Maine’s tough spring climate. Below are a few tips from Mark Cartonio of Mark’s Lawn and Garden in Bridgton.

Spring is here and it’s time to think about your garden again. This year, as you cultivate your thriving plot, think about ways to get your whole family involved in gardening — which makes for a great fresh air activity. Not only is gardening a terrific way to spend time with your kids, but it also regularly gets them outside and away from their TVs and computers. Here are some tips to get your little couch potatoes growing potatoes instead: Teach. Kids are never too young to learn how plants grow and where their food comes from. In fact, growing a garden is an ideal hands-on lesson in life science, ecology and nutrition, and is a lot more fun than simply hitting the books. However, some of the concepts of gardening may be difficult for younger kids to grasp. Fun age-appropriate learning activities and ideas can be found online, at such websites as MiracleGro. com/kids. Grow. Giving your kids their very own gardening projects will help motivate GARDEN TALK — Parents can spend some quality time with them to cultivate their green their children and teach them about healthy habits by planning, creating and tending to a garden. thumbs. A gardening set designed with kids in mind is a great Open Daily ’til 5 p.m. way to get them started. For ® example, Miracle-Gro Kids Huge Selection offers a variety of flower NEW VARIETIES for rain or shine TIPS, Page B of Perennials gardeners


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Tips to get kids into gardening (Continued from Page B) and vegetable gardening sets that provide an optimal environment for growth, and an opportunity to watch plants progress both indoors and outdoors. Be sure to invest in age-appropriate tools for your children to use, so they can dig in the soil and water the plants right alongside you. Harvest. Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, literally. Once your plants are ready for harvest, work with your kids to find great-tasting recipes they will love, incorporating the foods grown by you. From vegetable pizza to salad to fruit smoothies, the nutritious meals you plan and make together will be extra satisfying when you know the ingredients came from your own backyard. Enjoy. You’ve worked hard pruning, weeding and watering your plants, and

now, you have a blooming garden to show for it. Don’t forget to teach your children the importance of appreciating the beauty of nature. Take a break to sit back, relax and enjoy your garden, as you contemplate what crops and flowers to include the following year. Cultivating your garden and watching it grow need not be a solitary activity this spring. By getting your children involved in the process, you will teach them valuable skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Story courtesy of StatePoint media services.

Mayberry Farm trip NAPLES — The Songo Garden Club’s first field trip of the season will be a visit to Mayberry Farms, on Route 107 in Sebago, on Thursday, May 10. Owner Carol Mayberry will do a presentation on vegetable seedlings, and members will visit her greenhouses. Members will meet at the Singer Center on Route 302 at 6 p.m. to car pool to Sebago. Members are urged to attend this informational meeting. They are also reminded that if they have any plants to donate to their June 2 plant sale, they should divide them now and give them a good head start in the containers. The club will have over 600 plants for sale at this event. For more information, call Doug at 693-3233.

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SOUTH PARIS — National Garden Day on Friday, May 11, is the kick-off to the McLaughlin Garden’s Wildflower Celebration during Mother’s Day weekend. A number of special events will take place in addition to the opening of the garden’s annual plant sale. Hours of the celebration will be 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-13.   The mid-May weekend is usually a prime time to see Bernard McLaughlin’s collection of wildflowers.  However, warm weather this spring prompts horticulturist Kristin Perry to anticipate that some lilacs may be blooming.  Donations will be accepted to help maintain the historic property. STARTING TO SEE LOTS OF COLOR — The recent rain  Perry and trained volunteers will lead tours in the garden.  This has helped deliver some wonderful color to the area as flowers will give visitors a chance to learn the names of some of the flowcontinue to bloom. WILDFLOWER, Page B

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be improving your family’s nutrition by incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals, you’ll be exposing your children to a subject they may not learn about in school.” Families can learn together while gardening. Here are a few tips on how to learn in the garden: • Involve your children in the process of picking out what type of plants to grow. Then develop fun, nutritional meals together, such as veggie pizza and fruit salad.

• Bugs are cool! Get your kids excited and curious about crucial garden critters with library books, Internet sites, your local science center, videos and bug games. • Read stories about gardening with your children. Make a scrapbook about the experience of growing your garden. • Emphasize gardening and nutrition lessons in your home, too. Get your kids watering the house plants and making sure they have enough sunlight. Teach your kids what

is compostable and have a discussion over dinner about where all the food on their plate comes from, not just what you’ve grown yourself. Expose them to a wide variety of new fruits, vegetables, plants and seasonings. The fruits and veggies you harvest will be delicious, but your child’s knowledge will be the most important thing you grow in the garden this summer. Story courtesy of StatePoint media services.

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. “Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day allows Maine to showcase the importance of

horticulture to our state’s agricultural economy,” Agriculture Commissioner Walt Whitcomb said. “In addition to providing thousands of jobs, the horticulture industry pumps over $280 million into our state’s economy.” “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,” Commissioner Whitcomb continued. “I hope Mainers will take advantage of the opportunity to visit their local garden centers on May 5 and enjoy the wonderful fun and educational events being offered.”

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources licenses and inspects more than 1,260 businesses selling plants in Maine. The Department also 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 MidMaine Greenhouse Growers Association. For more information about Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day, go to: w w w. p l a n t s 4 m a i n e . c o m / GreenhouseAndNurseryDay. shtml

Saturday is Greenhouse, Nursery Day Greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers statewide will be celebrating on Saturday, May 5, as the industry kicks off Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day. For the third year, approximately 45 family-owned businesses will hold special events to highlight the fun and joy of gardening in Maine. Planned activities for the events include giveaways, door prizes, raffles, plants and balloons for

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The Bridgton Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, May 5. The market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November. The market is bigger and better this year with 18 vendors and a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, cheese, flowers, seedlings, fresh roasted coffee, fresh baked and organic pastries, cinnamon rolls, muffins, sweet breads, pies, jams, jellies, hand made naturals soaps, bug repellent, laundry detergent and much, much more. Have a seat at one of the picnic tables donated by the Bridgton Farmers’ Market and eat, chat with friends and enjoy the market. The market now has a volunteer position available. Please see the website bridgtonfarmersmarket.com for more information. The Bridgton Farmers’ Market will be accepting SNAP/ EBT this summer, thanks to generous community sponsors: Rotary Club of Bridgton-Lake Region, Birthwise, Down East Inc./Magic Lantern, Renys, Chalmers Insurance and Norway Savings Bank.

Gardening with your children can be fun, provide some exercise and offer a chance to talk about healthy habits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. But you can fight this trend with a hands-on lesson in nutrition. “Gardening is a great way to bridge the summer learning gap and promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Shari Brown, the winner of 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year Award. “Not only will you

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Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN May 5 — Pancake Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., West Baldwin United Methodist Church. BRIDGTON May 3 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, Andrew Harris on Deertrees, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 3-30 — Annual Miniature Show by Bridgton Art Guild, noon5 p.m., M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 647-2787. May 3, 10 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. May 3, 10 — Continuing Tai Chi, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Town Hall. May 3 — Free Community Kettle supper, 5 p.m., Community Center. May 3, 10 — Geneology class, 6-7 p.m., Bridgton Historical Society museum, Gibbs Ave. FMI: 329-8250. May 3 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. May 4, 7, 9, 11 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. May 4 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. May 4, 11 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. May 4, 11 — Read to Holly Dog, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., library. May 4 — First Friday Reception, 5-7 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 452-2665. May 5, 12 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market open for season, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center parking lot. May 5 — First meeting of Bridgton Arts & Crafts Group, 9 a.m., shop on Depot St. May 5 — MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition, 10 a.m. to noon, Jr. Harmon Field. May 5, 12 — Geneology workshop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Historical Society museum, Gibbs Ave. FMI: 329-8250. May 5, 12 — Table Tennis, 1-4 p.m., all welcome, free equipment, Town Hall. FMI: 647-2847. May 5 — One Man’s Dream, program on Heifer International, 12 p.m., library. May 6 — Pleasant Mountain Bicycle Loop by LELT, meet at Shawnee Peak parking lot, 8 a.m. FMI: 647-4352. May 7 — Tot Time, 10 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. May 7 — Knitting Circle, 11 a.m., No. Bridgton Library. May 7 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. May 7 — So. Bridgton Cemetery Association Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., So. Bridgton Congregational Church. May 7 — No. Bridgton

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May 7 — Wagner’s Dream, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 9 — The Met Opera Encores: Das Rheingold, 6:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON May 3, 10 — Drumming, Dance & Hoops, 6 p.m., Community Room, fire station. FMI: 583-2241. May 5 — Stuart’s Corner Cemetery Assn. meeting, 9 a.m., Bolster’s Mills, home of Edna Lord. May 5 — Cleanup Day at Deertrees Theatre, starts 10 a.m., all welcome. May 5 — Public Supper by Western Maine Fish & Game, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station, School St. May 7 — Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. May 9 — Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Assn. annual meeting, 7 p.m., home of Robert Heino, Maple Ridge Rd. FMI: 583-6645, 5832877. LOVELL May 4, 11 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Post #6783. May 5 — 12th annual Valley Pride Day, meet at VFW Hall parking lot, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. cleanup, Hampton Inn BBQ to follow. May 5 — Art Group, 9 a.m. to noon, library. May 6 — Cinco De Mayo library fundraiser, 6 p.m., Ebenezer’s Pub & Restaurant, 44 Allen Rd., Ctr. Lovell. FMI: 925-3177. May 7 — Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., library. May 7 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. May 9 — Lovell Farmers’ Market open for season, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rte. 5 beside Wicked Good Store. May 9 — Cribbage, 9:30 to noon, library. May 10 — Writing Group, 1-2 p.m., library. NAPLES May 4 — Fish Fry, 5:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. May 4 — Annual Dance Recital, The Ballroom in Harrison, 7 p.m., Lake Region High School. FMI: 583-6964. May 5 — Chinese Auction by Ladies Auxiliary, doors open 4 p.m., drawings 6 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. May 8 — Storytime, 10:30 a.m., library. May 8 — Scrabble, 5:30 p.m., library. May 10 — Lego Club, 4 p.m., library. May 10 — Songo Garden Club, field trip to Mayberry Farms, Sebago, meet at Singer Center for carpooling, 6 p.m. FMI: 693-3233. May 12 — Bean supper by Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Community Hall. RAYMOND May 7 — Storytime for Babies, 10 a.m., Preschoolers, 11 a.m., library.

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May 10-13 — Jake’s Women, OHMPAA show, 8 p.m. Thurs.Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Norway Grange, Whitman St., Norway. May 11, 12 — The Butler Did It, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater by the Bethel Community Players, 5:30 p.m. social, play starts 6:20 p.m., The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel. FMI: 824-6545. May 11, 12 — Preparing For Birth classes, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ripley Medical Office Bldg., 193 Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562, ext. 6951. May 11, 12 — Windham Center Stage Theater presents Fools, 7 p.m., Windham High School. FMI: 893-2098. May 12 — Spring Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Community School, 1164 Bunker Hill Rd., So. Tamworth, N.H. FMI: 603-323-7000. May 12 — Screening Clinic for Shriners Hospital for Children, 9 a.m. to noon, Windham High School, 4 Gray Rd. FMI: 892-9829. May 12 — “Right Here, Right Now,” a day of hope for teens in crisis, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Windham Christian Academy, Rte. 302. FMI: 892-2244. ##### AREA FOOD PANTRIES BRIDGTON — Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 647-4476. BROWNFIELD — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. CASCO — Casco Food Pantry, 4 to 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Casco Alliance Church. HARRISON — Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. FRYEBURG — Food Pantry, Fryeburg Assembly of God, by appointment, 8 Drift Rd. FMI: 9353129. NAPLES — Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, Village Green, FMI: 838-9045; The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym, FMI: 6153226. RAYMOND — Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 2325830. SEBAGO — Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. STANDISH — Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall,

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Cemetery Assn. annual meeting, 7 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. May 8 — Tai Chi Maine beginners’ class, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. May 8 — Tunes for Tots, 10:30 to 11 a.m., library. May 9 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. May 9 — Bridgton Caregivers Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Community Center. Free respite care: 647-8154. May 9 — LEA Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. May 9 — Pathways Through Grief, 6 p.m., Community Center. May 10 — Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 11 — Mystery Book Club, 2:30 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. May 12 — Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. May 12 — Children’s Handson Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. May 12 — Let’s Talk About It: Defining Modern Ireland, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 5832050. BROWNFIELD May 3 — Fryeburg Academy Singers directed by Brent LaCasce in concert, 3 p.m., Brownfield Community Church. May 4, 11 — Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO May 3, 10 — Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. May 5 — Sunshine Club Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Webbs Mills Community Hall. May 7 — Mens’ over 25 Basketball, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Center. May 8 — Storytime with Michelle, 10:30 a.m., library. May 12 — LELT Wildflower Walk at Mayberry Hill Preserve, meet at kiosk off Mayberry Hill Rd. FMI: 647-4352. DENMARK May 9 — Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. FRYEBURG May 3-9 — Art exhibit, “Painters, Players and Poets,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 3 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Gibson Recreation Ctr. FMI: 1-800-4820743. May 4 — Veterans Service Officer, 9 a.m. to noon, American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. May 4 — Breakin’ Beats Rock and Pop Concert to benefit FA Ecology Trip, 6 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. May 4 — Benefit Dance for Wendy Smith, 7-10 p.m., Natural Resource Bldg., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 608-9695. May 7 — Fryeburg Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St.

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Harrison summer rec registration HARRISON — Registrations for the Town of Harrison’s 2012 Fun, Friends, & Fitness eight-week Summer Day Camp and six-week American Red Cross Swim Program will be held on the following dates at the Harrison Town Office for Harrison residents: • Wednesday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. • Thursday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The summer day camp program will kick off on Monday, June 18 and will come to a close on Thursday, Aug. 9. This program is for girls and boys entering grades 1-7 in the fall. The program will operate Monday

through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crystal Lake Park and Beach. On rainy days, the program will be held at Harrison Elementary School. The Red Cross Swim Program will begin on Monday, June 25 and also will end on Thursday, Aug. 9. Lessons will be offered from the infant level to level 6 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lessons are offered in two three-week sessions and are 30 minutes in length. Please take advantage of rainy days as age appropriate videos are shown in the swim building. Swim lessons will not be offered during the week of July 9 to July 13 due to Old

Fashion show SOUTH PARIS — Fashion Design students at the Oxford Hills Technical School will be showcasing their designs at the 9th annual fashion runway show. Proceeds will go toward class projects and next year’s runway show. The show will be held on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Mark S. Eastman Auditorium at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Admission is $3. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be sold.

“The Fashion Design students have been working diligently this year. Many of the girls had no knowledge of garment construction when they started class. Now, they’re ready to send their work down the runway. I’m thrilled with the choices in colors and fabrics. It should be a great show!” said Lori Millett, Fashion Design instructor. For further information, email Millett at lmillett@sad17. k12.me.us

Ballroom recital HARRISON — The Ballroom in Harrison will be holding its annual dance recital at Lake Region High School this Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hula hoop dancers ranging from preschoolers to pros will be performing in pieces choreographed by teachers Juliette Lauzier, soloist with the Maine State Ballet; jazz and modern dancer Erin Hamlin of Art Moves Dance Company; modern, ballet and tap dancer Mckinley Page; and modern and hoop dancer Nettie Gentempo. In addition to this stellar line up of dancers, there will be guest appearances by Imari

& The Sahara Desert Dancers, Dinah Aldrich & the Zumba Dancers and by the modern dance troupe Nevaeh, with founders Hannah and Nettie Gentempo and Macky Page. Classes at The Ballroom focus on building strong technique and professional level training. Many of their dancers also dance with the Maine State Ballet. The Ballroom also offers opportunities for fun, fitness and creative self-expression. For information on classes at The Ballroom, contact Ballroom Director Nan Brett at 583-6964 or www.theballroomharrison.com

you have any questions, please contact Rec Director Paula J. Holt by telephone at 583-2241 or by e-mail at pholt@harrisonmaine.org or stop in at the town office. Check the website

Wildflower (Continued from Page B) ers and ask questions on how to grow them. In addition, a scavenger hunt will provide families and individuals the opportunity to track down some of the interesting features in the garden. A special exhibit from the New England Wildflower Society will be on display throughout the month. The beautiful photographs document native pollinators and the flowers they visit.  Another unique opportunity will use the garden’s stunning spring bloom as a backdrop for family photos. Oxford Hills native and Portland based photographer Emily Delamater is scheduling photographic sessions May 13 and 14. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the garden. Further information is available from Delamater at 207-615-9069 or at www.emilydelamaterphotography.com.  The plant sale offers the opportunity to purchase perennials, especially wildflowers, which are not readily available.  Included in this year’s offerings are virginia bluebells, and celedine poppy as well as divisions of McLaughlin Originals including canadian ginger, blackcohosh, mayapples, trillium, Uvularia grandiflora (largeflower bellwort) and maidenhair fern.

Flower show trip

Casco and Naples Recreation are offering a trip to the Northern New England Home, Garden & Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Friday, May 18. The show features over 300 booths filled with home and garden products and 11 garden centers — and another five acres of outside displays. Participants will board a bus at the American Legion on Route 11 in Naples at 9:15 a.m., and return to the Legion at 4 p.m. The $7 cost includes admission and transportation, but lunch is on your own. At the show, participants can sit and enjoy

Bridgton Farmers’ Market The Bridgton Farmers’ Market will open for the season this Saturday, May 5, with booths lined up in the parking lot beside the Bridgton Community Center at 15 Depot Street. The market’s hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The regular booths expected to participate in the market throughout the season are as follows: • Alma Farm — CSA memberships, produce, meats. • Chase Street Soap Company — Handcrafted soaps, scents, laundry detergent, natural bug bite remedy.  • High View Farm — raw milk, butter, cream and maple syrup. • Maine Morning Micro Roasters — Fresh roasted coffee beans, Fair Trade, organic.   • Rams Farm — goat cheese products, goat meat, goat milk

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Home Days celebration at the park. The day camp program will be at Harrison Elementary School during Old Home Days. Weekly field trips will be offered on Tuesdays. Harrison Recreation will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. During registration, all parents will receive a detailed schedule of fees and daily activities as well as information about special programs and events such as tie dyeing tshirts during Spirit Week, field trips, arts and crafts workshops, summer reading program, Book Club, kayak/canoe lessons, Deertrees Theatre children’s performances, nutrition workshops, the swim across the lake and the British Challenger Soccer Camp returning to the RADR Sports Complex during the week of Aug. 6-10. The Friendly Village Times Summer Day Camp newsletter and summer activity calendar will also be available offering parents plenty of valuable information that will assure each child’s summer day camp experience is most rewarding and memorable. This detailed information will help answer all parental questions and concerns. Also available will be the 2012 Harrison Recreation Community Programs Guide. This resource guide can also be found at the Harrison Town Office, the Harrison Village Library, Northeast Bank and Harrison Elementary School. More detailed information regarding registration fees will be sent home through the Harrison school mailboxes. If

soap and lotions. • Rippling Waters Farm — CSA memberships, organic produce, seedlings, perennials, herbs.    • White Wulff Farm — homemade baked goods.  • Pondview Farm — Grass-fed Icelandic lamb and flowering annuals For more information, visit www. bridgtonfarmersmarket.com

seminars on healthy, eco-friendly homes and gardens, or attend the famous “Meet the Chef” cooking series. This year’s garden expert, Paul Parent of The Paul Parent Garden Show, will share his 30-plus years of gardening experience. The deadline to register is Friday, May 11. For more information, call Beth Latsey in Casco at 627-4187 or Harvey Price in Naples at 693-6364.

Hospital hosts family health fair Bridgton Hospital will host its spectacular healthcare event for the family, the “Everyday in a Family’s Life Health Fair” on Saturday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair has been expanded to include the entire family and will be held at the Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. According to Pamela Smith, director of Community Relations and Development, this event for the hospital and system “will be the biggest and best so far!” “This fair has expanded, due to its popularity, from the hospital lobbies to the Stevens Brook Elementary School. We will have something for everyone this year — women, children and men,” Smith said. “Raising awareness of health care needs, of course, with free osteoporosis screenings, free blood pressure checks, free cholesterol checks and skin cancer screenings, but at the same time we make the day fun with massages, demonstrations of watercolor painting, and the sale of jewelry, including Kazuri Beads, which support the Fair Trade Women’s Coop in Kenya and Bali, and Silpada Designs, who will offer sterling and

natural gemstone jewelry, with a percentage of sales benefiting Bridgton Hospital.” Kids will love the Portland Children’s Museum (three sessions will be offered) “Kids on the Block” puppet show, sharing their stories of breaking down barriers, promoting healthy lifestyles and accepting individual differences. There will also be a series of four exciting health and wellness related lectures, hourly starting at 9 a.m. All fair vendors have interactive booths, offering a broad range of information and onsite demonstrations. In addition, the Bridgton Fire Department will have their “smokehouse” set up outside. A full schedule of events and providers will be published in the weeks ahead in regional newspapers and the local cable channel, as well as on the website www.bridgtonhospital.org Hannaford Supermarkets will provide light morning refreshments and bottled water. The first 100 attendees will receive free recyclable tote bags. Put this day on your calendar and bring along a friend! For further information, contact Mrs. Smith at 647-6055.

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free grief workshop for anyone interested dealing with the loss of a loved one. “Grief and Loss with Hope and Grace” will take place Thursday, May 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the conference room at Bridgton Medical Office Building. The loss of a loved one is devastating. Learn about loss and grief in a caring and compassionate setting.

Presenters Jim Douglas, M.Ed., Community Grief Specialist, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, and Deborah Ripley, MSHS, Women in Balance, LLC, will discuss how to achieve a greater understanding of the many feelings of loss a person can move through including the feelings of hope and grace. Preregistration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at 795-8250; toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org

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Country living by Dona Forke Registered Dietitian

The salt talks Salt is such a big issue for so many of us — especially as we age. I am a fan of quizzes as one way to learn about something, and also to see if I need to seek more information. So, I found this quiz on WebMD and chose the items to include, based on questions that typically arise in my work:   1. True or False? Salt and sodium are the same thing.  2. Your body needs sodium for the function of your: a) nerves, b) muscles, c) circulatory system, d) all of the above. 3. Most sodium in a typical Western diet comes from: a) processed foods, b) salt added at the table, c) salt added during cooking, d) all of the above 4. True or False? A high-salt diet is just as bad for a person’s blood pressure whether they are physically active or sedentary. 5. True or False? A highsalt diet can contribute to heart disease. 6. You should limit your sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams a day if you are a) over 50 years old, b) AfricanAmerican, c) diabetic, d) all of the above. 7. Which of the following typically contains more sodium? a) One cup of low-fat cottage cheese, b) one cup of self-rising flour, c) one cup of canned tomato sauce, d) one cup of chicken noodle soup. 8. How long does it take for most people’s taste preferences to adapt to a low-salt diet? a) two days, b) one week, c) 4-6 weeks, d) 8-12 weeks. 9. True or False? Sea salt is a good low-sodium alternative to table salt. 10. True or False? If the label on a food product says “sodium-free,” it contains no sodium.

Answers: 1. False: Salt is made up of sodium and chlorine (chemical name: “sodium chloride”). But there are other forms of sodium in food, including baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and food additives, such as monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrite, and sodium benzoate. Any form of sodium adds to your overall daily intake, but salt makes up about 90% of the sodium we consume. 2. All of the above: The human body needs some sodium for proper functioning. Sodium helps regulate your blood pressure and blood volume, the balance of other fluids in your body, and it helps with the function of your nerves and muscles. However, your body needs only 180 mg to 500 mg a day to function properly. That’s less than the amount in 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 3. Processed foods: Only about 6% of our daily sodium comes from salt added at the table. Another 5% comes from salt added during cooking. Most of the rest — up to an estimated 77% — comes from processed or restaurant foods. The easiest way to cut down on your sodium intake is to eat more home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients. 4. False: You can help counter the negative effects of a high-salt diet with physical activity. Studies show that the more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet. Consequently, researchers say if you live a sedentary lifestyle, you need to pay particular attention to reducing your salt intake. 5. True: Too much salt can have detrimental effects on the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. According to the CDC,

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Legion Chinese Auction Don’t forget the Chinese Auction being put on by the American Legion Auxiliary on Saturday, May 5, at the American Legion on Route 11. Doors open at 4 p.m., with drawings starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Auxiliary members wish to thank everyone who donated articles or gift certificates. Our veterans will much appreciate all the help we give them, and so too will local baseball and softball teams in the area. The Legion’s Fish Fry will be held on Friday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Sunshine Club ladies will hold a public supper on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Webbs Mills Community Hall in Casco. They will offer beans, hot dogs, salads, breads and homemade pies. I know some folks will go to the Legion’s Chinese Auction first, get their tickets and pick the prizes they would like, and then go to the Sunshine Club’s supper and get back in time for the 6 p.m.

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040 chicomomma33@gmail.com drawings. Happy 25th anniversary to Connie and Andy Madura. I caught that news on Facebook. Here’s hoping you two will have another 25 years together. The Edes Falls Sewing Circle will hold their next supper on Saturday, May 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be two kinds of beans (red and white), chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, lemonade, jellied salads, homemade biscuits and homemade pies. Bring your friends and/or make new ones. There will be pie raffles at the supper, and the sewing circle has a beautiful wall hanging

of sailboats donated by Alice Fogg. I want to thank Richard Fogg for bringing me a scrumptious bag of fiddleheads. They were so good. I’m just glad I’m the only one who likes them, so I don’t have to share. I am so thankful he is so kind to bring me some each year. Yum, yum. Our weather hasn’t been too bad of late. If it hadn’t been for the wind, it would have been better. I guess it is going to warm up a little next week. Better not put any plants in the garden yet; after the sun goes down it is still too cold for the tender shoots.

with this sale by putting aside surplus plants and bringing them to the library on June 8, the day before the sale, from 4 to 6 p.m. Perennials are very popular, as are groundcovers, flowering shrubs, vines, bedding plants and annuals. Any extra herb or vegetable seedlings that you could contribute would be appreciated. For more information, call Marie at 221-0568 or Jane at 6555354. There will be a sign-up sheet at the library for volunteers to work on both Friday and Saturday. After picking out your plants, you can go into the library and browse through the large collection of paperback books for your purchase at very low prices. Spring cleaning? Your donation of new and

gently used books, DVDs, audios and puzzles are accepted at any time. Please make sure audio and video materials are in working order. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and will be added to the collection when appropriate, or placed in the book sale. Maine Wildlife Park Because many patrons have asked if the library has passes to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, a fund has been started to raise the $225 in order to purchase a Community Pass that would be available to all library patrons. There is now $50 already donated and since the park is already open, any donations, no matter how small or large are now being accepted, to complete the necessary total LIBRARY, Page B

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At a glance • Wednesday, May 9 — Board Meeting, 7 p.m., library • Monday, May 28 — Memorial Day, library closed • Wednesday, May 30 — Book Group, 7 p.m., library • Tuesday, June 5 — Annual Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Jordan Small School • Saturday, June 9 — Annual Plant Sale, 7 a.m. to noon, library Library hours The library will be closed on May 28 in observation of Memorial Day. Book group The book group will be discussing The Widower’s Tale, by Julia Glass on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. This novel takes place in a quirky farmhouse outside Boston, where 70-year-old Percy Darling enjoys a solitary life until, in a complex scheme to help his oldest daughter through a crisis, he allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn. The abrupt transformation of Percy’s rural refuge into a lively, youthful community compels him to reexamine the choices he’s made in his life. Books will be available upon request at the library. For more information, call the library at 655-4283. Annual Town Meeting The Raymond Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jordan Small Middle School. Please support the library’s funding request. The library has copies of the annual town report for those who would like a copy. Annual plant sale Now is the time for cleaning out those flowerbeds, dividing and replacing your favorite plants for the library’s Plant Sale on Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to noon. Please help

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excess sodium can increase your risk for a heart attack or a stroke. 6. All of the above: Certain populations are more prone to high blood pressure or at risk from its effects. For these groups — including people 51 years of age or older, AfricanAmericans, or people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease — 1,500 mg per day is the recommended maximum intake of sodium. Some people may need to consume even less. 7. One cup self-rising flour: While ordinary flour may contain no sodium at all, self-rising flour includes leavening, which typically contains large amounts of sodium in the form of baking soda and salt. Because of that, flour contributes to the surprising amounts of sodium in baked goods. According to the CDC, bread products contribute 354 mg of sodium per day to the average American diet. Other surprising sources of salt include dairy products (one cup of low-fat cottage cheese contains 918 mg); canned soups, sauces, and vegetables (one cup of canned tomato sauce has 1,284 mg); and deli meats (two slices of salami have 822 mg). 8. 8-12 weeks: It can take a while to adjust to a low-salt diet. Salt is an acquired taste, but most of us acquired it as children. As adults, after years of eating overly salted foods, we have to make a committed effort to changing our palates. Experts say on average it takes 8 to 12 weeks. 9. False: Table salt, sea salt, and kosher salt are all the same thing: sodium chloride. And they all have the same sodium content (40%). The differences are primarily in texture and taste.   Table salt is made from rock salt harvested from inland deposits (with iodine sometimes added as an extra nutrient). Kosher salt is made from similar sources, but it’s usually additivefree and has a coarser texture. Sea salt, as its name suggests, is harvested from evaporated seawater. Consequently, it has a slightly different flavor. In the end, though, they all contribute equally to your total sodium consumption.  SALT, Page B

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Valley Pride Day: Work becomes fun more. The weather is going to be great, so grab a bag at the VFW and beautify our area of the valley. A long-awaited project has been started down near the tennis courts and the library. The town will install parking spaces behind the library, which will be shared with the tennis courts. The land to be used was donated to the town in 2002 by Oliveann KimballScott, in memory of Fred D. Kimball and James G. Scott Jr. for the purpose of a parking area. This last project will complete the tennis court and library area, giving access to all. The library and the town of Lovell are appreciative of the generous gift from Oliveann to the community. Don’t forget Cinco de Mayo, on Sunday, May 6, at Ebenezer’s Restaurant and Pub. There are still tickets available. You can call the library and make a reservation. The price of the ticket is $35, with $20 going to the library. Come and enjoy the taste of Mexican food and drink, ole. For the gardeners of the community, the library will hold a Plant Sale on Saturday, May 26, Memorial Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If anyone has extra plants they would like to donate, they

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can contact the library at 9253177. Would you like to learn more about Naturopathic Medicine? The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library will present as guest speaker on Tuesday, May 15, Julianne Forbes, N.D., a naturopathic doctor, who will give a definition of this type of medicine. For those who practice and believe in this treatment, the medicine is based on the theory that the body has the ability to combat disease with a blend of modern medicine and traditional natural medicine. Doctor Forbes has her practice in North Bridgton, where she treats her patients differently than conventional medicine. In her talk, she’ll explain the healing methods she used to treat her patients for many of the illness of today. Doctor Forbes is a member of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She received her education at both the Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Portland, Ore., and the New England School of Homeopathy. All are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served. The Chowder Fest held by the Stow Historical Society was a huge success for a first endeavor.

The society’s fundraiser to benefit renovations of the 1842 Stow Town Hall, was held on April 14, with a large crowd attending at the Saco Valley Fire Station. There were nine different contributors of yummy chowders for tasting from nine different participants. Those participants were Sara Neddenriep of Stow with Cajun Corn Chowder; Amanda-Grace Neddenriep of Stow with Corn Chowder, which included oysters; The Oxford House Inn of Fryeburg with Pork, Smoked Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder; Bill Temm of Scarborough and Stow with Fish and Scallop Chowder; Glenn Grant of Sebago with Norwegian Fish Chowder; Jim Wilfong with Vegetarian Corn Chowder; Diana Davis of Stow with Seafood Chowder; Lexi Barrington of Fryeburg with New England Clam Chowder; and The Stow Corner Store with Seafood Chowder. There were three judges from three different towns: Tom Henderson of Madison, Lena Butters of Stow and Stan Tupaj from Lovell. The judges had a hard time choosing the winners of the Judge’s Choice, as it was just as hard for those attending to decide the People’s Choice. The winners were, for the Judge’s Choice: first place — LOVELL, Page B

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(Continued from Page B) of $225. Please bring your donation into the library and specify that it is for the Maine Wildlife Park. By using the Community Pass, each member of the family group (no more than seven people) will just be charged $2.50 each. For example, a family of two children (ages 4-12) and two adults would normally pay $24, but with the pass it would cost only $10. The pass can be used more than once by the same people throughout the season, which ends on Nov. 11. By making a donation of $10 toward the Community Pass, you can go to the park a number of times throughout the season, saving each time. For more information regarding the Community Pass, call the library S SHOWING THURSDAY, 5/3 THRU MONDAY, 5/7 at 655-4283. C TONIGHT 5/3

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Ednalyn (Cagande) and Brian J. Ladd of Harrison have a daughter, Faith Brianna Ladd, born on April 8, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Faith joins Mary Victoria Ladd, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Felipe and Victorina Cagande of the Philippines. Paternal grandparents: John Ladd of Bay Island, Ohio; and the late Mary Ladd of Bridgton. Barbara J. McDonough and Nester Beckwith Jr. of Harrison have a daughter, Reine Jo Beckwith, born on April 3, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Edward McDonough of South Portland; and the late Barbara Wright on Naples. Paternal grandparents: Maggie and Chris Delaney of Belfast; and the late Nester Beckwith of Greenville. Great-grandparents: Colleen Martin of Belfast; the late Charles Martin of Greenville; Janet and Bernard Beckwith of Dover. Beth Labbe and John M. Gillespie Jr. of Fryeburg have a son, Seifer Moloch Gillespie, born on April 10, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Donald Labbee of Berlin, N.H.; Roselle and Barry Higgins of Gorham, N.H. Paternal grandparents: Elizabeth Perry of Ossipee, N.H.; and John Gillespie Sr. of Berlin, N.H. Great-grandparents: Volande Hamilton of Berlin, N.H.; Michele and Theresa Vitiello of Florida. Katelyn Cann and Keith Rickett of Naples have a son, Kaiden Domenic Rickett, born on April 12, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: William and Christina Cann of Pelham, N.H. Paternal grandparents: Keith Sr. and Bonnie Rickett of Naples. Great grandparents: Bob and Marie Rickett of Windham; Joan Cann of Everett, Mass.; and Dianne Apt of Eastport. Jana L. (Paterson) and Joseph A. Brooks of Casco have a daughter, Lydia Crane Brooks, born on April 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Lydia joins Dayne Steven Brooks, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Mindy Paterson of Naples; Larry Paterson of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Diane Brooks and Sherman Godwin of Naples; and the late Steve Brooks. Megan A. Gross and Cameron L. Doyon of Naples, have a daughter, Vivianna Marie Doyon, born on April 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparent: Ed Gross of Naples. Great-grandparents: Sandra and Rodney Allen of Bridgton. Jill L. Dershaw and Jason C. Holl of Fryeburg have a son, Skyler, born on April 13, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparent: Bruce Dershaw of Yardley, Pa. Paternal grandparents: Barbara Meaders of Medina, Ohio; Rob Holl of Medina, Ohio. Great-grandparents: Muriel Goldberg of Seattle, Wash.; and Fred Chappell of Brunswick, Ohio. Kelley A. Tibbetts and Glynn J. Ross II of Bridgton have a son, Preston Scott Ross, born on April 17, 2012 at Bridgton Hospital. Preston joins Glynn Ross III, age 5. Maternal grandparent: Lori Stevens of Manchester, N.H. Paternal grandparents: Glynn and Theresa Ross of Bridgton. Great-grandparents: Teresa Baker of Fryeburg; Richard Stevens of Bridgton; Kathy and Ken Towne of Bridgton; Frank and Dottie Snow of Bridgton. Asa and Lisa (Meader) Hunton of Waterford have a boy, Waylon Bo Hunton, born April 22, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Waylon weighed six pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are the late Frederick Louis Meader of Albany, and Patricia and Willie Gaudreau of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Diane Packard of Lewiston and Douglas and Claira Hunton of North Norway. Kevin and Amy (Myshrall) Mancini of Framingham, Mass. have a girl, Madison, born Nov. 3, 2011 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. Maternal grandparents are Marcia Myshrall of Newton, Mass. Paternal grandparents are Karen and Joe Mancini of Denmark.

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Pedal ‘round the loop This Sunday, May 6, Loon Echo Land Trust is sponsoring a scenic bicycle ride called the Pleasant Mountain Bicycle Loop. Meet at the Shawnee Peak parking lot at 8 a.m. For more information, call 647-4352. The Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club will hear from Andrew Harris, director of Deertrees Theatre, at their next meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, May 3 at the Bridgton Alliance Church. The MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition takes place on Saturday, May 5 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Junior Harmon Field. A talk will be held at the Bridgton Library on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. to explain the work of Heifer International, a program that helps people in Third World countries by supplying them with needed livestock. The North Bridgton Cemetery Association will hold its annual Hannah Robbins and Nicholas Gregoire meeting on Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the North Bridgton Library. To all my many, many friends and readers of my column, stay well and happy and enjoy spring. God bless you all, for you are very The families of Nicholas Gregoire and Hannah Robbins wish special to me. to announce their engagement to be married on Sept. 29, 2012. Hannah is the daughter, sister, and favorite granddaughter of Willis and Pam Robbins, the late Sarah Burbank, Paul Robbins, Josh Wood of Westbrook, and the late Maurice and Sally Robbins of Harrison, respectively. Hannah graduated from Windham High HARRISON — Members of Crooked River Lodge #152 School in 2007, Southern Maine Community College in 2009, and in Harrison will conduct a MECHIP (Masons of Maine Child University of Augusta in 2011. Nick is the son of John and Linda Gregoire of Windham. Identification Program) workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. Specialist N. Gregoire is a Combat Medic in the Army Reserves. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison Village Library. Maine Freemasons bring this program to communities through- Nick is a graduate of Cheverus High School, Class of 2005. out Maine with the hope that the packets assembled are never needed; however, should a child become missing, the materials collected (photo, fingerprints, etc.) may be given to law enforcement to aid in identification and recovery of the child. The Maine Masons have held over 1,200 MECHIP events, and provided identification packets to over 47,000 Maine children. This program is free and open to the public; for more information, contact the library at 583-2970.

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(Continued from Page B) Lexi Barrington’s New England Clam Chowder; second place — The Stow Corner Store’s Seafood Chowder; and third place — The Oxford House Inn’s Pork Smoked Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder. In the People’s Choice, first place — The Stow Corner Store; second place — Bill Temm’s Fish and Scallop Chowder; and third place — Diana Davis’s Seafood Chowder. Each winner received a stainless-steel cooking ladle, properly inscribed with the Stow Historical Society Chowd’a Fest on the front, and either the Judge’s Choice or the People’s Choice on the back. Those attending agreed that it was a lot of fun and, better still, $1,300 was raised to go toward the restoration of the 1842 Stow Town Hall. The committee was overjoyed that their first attempt was such a great success, and ’RE WE EN P O

would like to thank all those who made desserts and helped out — great job. Dr. Jeannette Corwin, wife of Howard Corwin, passed away on April 27, 2012. The Corwins vacationed in Lovell for over 40 years, and both were active in the Greater Lovell Land Trust. Dr. Corwin served as a docent for the trust, while Howard served as president since the trust was started. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., Attn: Online Services Program, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10001; or International Thyroid Oncology Group, 5166 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, N.Y., 13495. 5D A WE YS-A EK -

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Teen day of hope WINDHAM — The Windham Christian Academy is sponsoring a special daylong event focusing on teen crisis issues entitled “Right Here, Right Now, on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Route 302 school in Windham. Using the theme “Beauty From Ashes,” the event for teens, parents, youth leaders and teachers is designed as a day of hope for those who are hurting, and a day of support for those who share the hurt. Workshop topics will include

teen mental illness, self-injury, crisis pregnancy, criminal and anti-social behavior, teen suicide, eating disorders and a Godly view of self, “The Joy of the Lord in the Midst of Depression,” and much more. Keynote speakers will be Pastor Kelvin Walker, Chaplain, Nyack College & Seminary, Nyack, N.Y.; the Rev. Doctor Fred Shapiro, First Baptist Church, Willimantic, Conn. For more information, call 892-2244 or visit www. righthererightnow2012.yolasite.com

Kite making at the Waterford Library WATERFORD — John Martin will conduct a kite making workshop for kids of all ages at the Waterford Library on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. Participants will have an opportunity to fly their creations behind the library afterwards. A light snack will be served. Children elementary age and under must be accompanied by an adult. The library is located on Routes 35 and 37. Children’s Hands-on Art Festival The Bridgton Community Center and Landmark Human Resources are co-sponsoring the 9th annual Children’s Hands-on Art Festival on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. There will be crafts and art projects, model trains, music and food. For more information, call 647-3116. NAMI meeting May 7 in Raymond RAYMOND — A NAMI Meeting, (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be held on Monday, May 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Raymond Public Safety Building (Fire/Rescue Barn) on the corner of Route 302 and Main Street. NAMI meetings are for family members dealing with a relative/ sibling/friend/child who suffers from mental illness. It is a place to talk or just listen. Each person has their own story and challenges. Confidentiality, support and trust are their primary rules for the group. The classrooms are upstairs to the left as you drive in. For more information, call Eileen at 6554193. Joint church services set for May EAST STONEHAM — The North Waterford and East Stoneham Congregational Churches will hold their joint services in the church on Route 5 in East Stoneham during the month of May. The service starts at 10 a.m., with Reverend Doretta Colburn presiding. All are welcome. Democratic candidates forum SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford County Democrats will hold a Candidates Forum for the contenders for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday, May 10 in South Paris. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments and social time at the Western Maine University and Community College Center on Main Street. The forum program will begin at 7 p.m. Confirmed candidates are former Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, State Sen. Cynthia Dill, State Rep. Jon Hinck, and Ben Pollard. Local legislative and county candidates will also

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Spring Fair at Community School TAMWORTH, N.H. — The Community School, 1164 Bunker Hill Road, South Tamworth, N.H., will hold a Spring Fair on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, face painting, food, organic veggie seedlings, perennials, shrubs and trees. For more information, call 603-323-7000. Zumba class series offered by Brownfield Rec BROWNFIELD — The Brownfield Recreation Department is hosting new Zumba classes in the Community Center. They will run for six weeks beginning Monday, May 7 to Monday, June 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. The fee is $6 class for the six-week session, or $36, payable in advance. Walk-ins are welcome at $8 a class. For more information, call Tara at 935-3800. Nutrition and cancer prevention class NORWAY — A free class on nutrition and cancer prevention will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will meet at Hannaford, 1603 Main Street, Oxford. Learn about the foods that help you live healthier and reduce your cancer risk with registered dietitian and nutrition coordinator, Dona Forke, from the Oxford Hannaford. This class will focus on some of the key foods and ingredients that have been shown to help prevent cancer and why they are so important. Registration is required. For more information, call 1-866-609-5183. Healthy summer cookout NORWAY — A Healthy Summer Cookout Class will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Courtyard, 181 Main Street, Norway. Join chef Elton Cole and Stephens Memorial Hospital’s registered dietitian, Pat Watson, for this hands-on cooking class. You will learn healthy grilling basics and how to put together tasty side dishes as well. The fee for this course is $10 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call 1-866-609-5183. Yoga for Parkinson’s NORWAY — A free class titled “Yoga for Parkinson’s” will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Board Room, 181 Main Street, Norway. Join Elizabeth Burd, certified Kripalu yoga instructor and personal trainer, for a beginner’s one-time yoga session for people with Parkinson’s. Registration is required. For more information, call 1-866609-5183.

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Catherine Kasprak sits in the reception area of Bridgton Dental Hygiene, which recently celebrated one year in Business. It’s been a long yet upward climb to independence for Kasprak, who began work as a dental assistant in Boston’s Kenmore Square after graduating from Boston University in 1976. Three years later, she became a registered dental hygienist after attending a community college in her home state of Pennsylvania. All told, she has practiced dental hygiene in the general, periodontal and public health fields for the past 30 years. Along the way, Kasprak also has been active in public service work. She has held various officer and liaison positions within the Dental Hygiene Association at local, state and national levels. She was also instrumental in the creation of Healthy Smiles Children’s Dental Program at the White Mountain Community Health Center in Conway, N.H. She received the “Watch Your Mouth, Champions for Children’s Oral Health” award from New Hampshire. Currently, she serves as advisor for the Healthy Smiles Dental Program at the White Mountain Community Health Center, and continues to see patients in a private dental office. Kasprak also works hard to keep current with new procedures and products in the dental field. She continues to attend seminars and training classes; she received a Dental Laser

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NAPLES — Angels of Hope will hold a benefit yard sale for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties, 692 Roosevelt Trail in Naples. Rain dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Organizers are seeking donated items, which can be dropped off at the real estate office or call Heather at 6937000 to arrange pick up. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Sebago Lakes Region. Join the Angels of Hope for the walk on June 30 and July 1 at the Windham High School track.

VOLUNTEERS with LEA’s annual “Big Night” assisted 12 to 18 spotted salamanders, among other amphibians, reach vernal poor breeding grounds on April 22.

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By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Catherine Kasprak didn’t waste any time taking advantage of the law she and other dental hygienists worked so hard to get passed. Kasprak opened her own business, Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care on the Portland Road, in March of 2010 — just two years after the law was passed allowing dental hygienists to open their own independent practices. “I am delighted to open my practice in Bridgton, and look forward to a long and healthy relationship with my patients,” Kasprak said. “My goal is your healthy, happy smile.” As a four-term president of the Maine Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA), Kasprak and other hygienists lobbied the Legislature for licensure of an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist (IPDH), which was passed in 2008. The next year, she earned her Independent Practice Hygienist license, and was named the MDHA’s Registered Dental Hygienist of the Year. She now serves as the association’s immediate past president. The law was passed in an effort to increase access to much-needed oral health care. This new designation of dental hygienist creates an entry point into the dental delivery care system, putting patients into the pipeline for any necessary treatment by a dentist. “IPHDs offer a dental home for patients of all ages, and strive to maintain a healthy working relationship and referral list of area dentists,” Kasprak said. She not only offers cleanings and periodontal maintenance and scaling, she can also do temporary fillings, x-rays, sealants, recement temporary crowns and give both fluoride and desensitizing treatments.

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and heavy rains predicted for the evening hours, Sunday, April 22, turned out to be the perfect night for a large amphibian migration. Despite the pouring rain, 19 trained Big Night volunteers arrived at Lakes Environmental Association ready to assist amphibians crossing a treacherous portion of their yearly migration route — Dugway Road. Spring peepers, wood frogs, yellow spotted salamanders and other amphibians migrate across 1,500 feet of woodland habitat each spring to reach their vernal pool breeding grounds. With a vernal pool on one side of Dugway Road and a swamp on the other, this dangerous stretch of asphalt would become a death trap for many species if it weren’t for the Big Night volunteers.


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May 3, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page C

Raiders bounce back in big way

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Sometimes, a loss can be just the wake-up call a team needs. It can also test a team’s fortitude. Greely ended Fryeburg Academy’s 22-game win streak, dating back to last season, with an 8-1 victory at the Legion Field last Thursday. The Rangers bounced back from a loss at Sacopee Valley last Wednesday by pounding out 10 hits and capitalized on three costly Raider errors. Greely, ranked fourth in the Heal Ratings released Tuesday at 3-1, struck for three runs in the first inning, taking advantage of a walk and hit batsman, setting the stage for RBI singles from Edith Aromando and Elise Dinan (3-for-4). Two FA errors opened the door for Greely to plate two runs in the fourth. Caroline Hamilton (2-for-4) knocked in a run in the fifth to make it 60. FA pitcher Sarah Harriman avoided more damage by striking out lead-off hitter Katie Whittum and induced a ground ball by Emma Seymour, who was thrown out by Raider

THUMBS UP — Fryeburg Academy’s Sarah Harriman was all smiles after she blasted a drive over the rightfield fence for a two-run home run during the Raiders’ 11-0 victory over Falmouth Monday. (Rivet Photo) shortstop Sydney Charles. Fryeburg struggled all day against Greely pitcher Danielle Cimino, who kept FA hitters off-balance by effectively mixing a change-up and crisp fastball. Cimino struck out six, and allowed just five hits.

Fryeburg broke up the shutout bid in the fifth as Maddie “Ginger” Smith singled with two out, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored on Carla Tripp’s single to left. FA had just four runners reach second base, including Harriman, who

doubled to deep right-center in the fourth but was unable to score as Cimino retired the next two hitters with a comeback to the mound and a strikeout. Raiders to record hits were: RAIDERS, Page C

Raiders down Lakers

seconds into the third quarter to make it 7-4. FA’s LeGoff scored twice in the fourth, while LR’s Chute scored a goal to make it 8-6. LR’s Chute and Skillern and FA Tyler LeGoff each recorded hat tricks. Laker TJ Leach had three assists and a goal. LR goalie Joe Turnbull had 20 saves, and FA’s Malik Mobley made 13 stops. Scots in OT: Bonny Eagle’s

It’s early, but Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy baseball teams are currently headed in different directions. The Lakers saw a shot at cracking the win column slip through their fingers Monday as Poland rallied for a 7-5 victory. Lake Region started off strong by scoring four runs in the first inning, keyed by RBI base hits by Dakota Bush and Derek Douglass. Ben Chaine started on the hill from the Lakers and tossed six strong innings, holding Poland to two runs through the first four frames. With the Lakers up 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Poland came out swinging to tie the game, 5-5. The Knights then scored two in the sixth, taking a 7-5 lead. Key players for Lake Region (0-4) were Douglass (1-for-3, 2 RBI) and Bush (2-for-3, 2 RBI and a stolen base). The two rivals squared off last Friday in Naples with Fryeburg collecting a 9-1 victory as Andrew and Bill Rascoe combined on a four-hitter. The Raiders took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on RBI singles from both Rascoes and Kyle Bonner — all with two out. Lake Region scored in the fourth as Chris Gerrish (2-for-3) doubled and Tucker Irish singled. LR third baseman Cody Gibbons had the game’s defensive gem in the fourth inning when he turned an unassisted triple play. With runners on first and third, FA’s Andrew Berg hit a line drive at Gibbons, who was

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javelin. “We knew at the start of the season that this large group would positively affect our scores during the season. There may be different girls leading in each event each meet, but Molly has been strong in all three,” Coach Snow said. Junior Kelsey Winslow had an impressive PR in the javelin (72-7), good for first place.  “The javelin was not helped by the wind, so getting over 70 feet is impressive (Molly threw 70-4),” Coach Snow said. Freshman Sarah Hancock caught on to high school throwLR TRACK, Page C

FRYEBURG — The Raiders defended their home turf last week as the girls and boys captured track victories. Multiple winners were Sage Hennessy and Forrest Stearns. Girls’ results Team: Fryeburg Academy 77, Traip Academy 67, Freeport 52, Yarmouth 36. 4 X 800 Relay: 1. FA, Ashannah Tripp, Laura Pulito, Elizabeth Grzyb, Jamie Gullikson, 11:09.20. 100 Meter Hurdles: 4. Leah Lueke 18.45; 7. Jamie Gullikson 21.38. 100 Meters: 1. Sage

REACHING IN — Lake Region’s Lewis Morton (#25) tries to knock the ball free during varsity boys’ lacrosse action against Westbrook. The Blue Blazers got the best of the Lakers, 11-1.

Lakers search for ‘A’ game

It’s been an up and down start to the Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse season. After a crushing loss to Cape Elizabeth in the opener, the Lakers bounced back with an 8-6 victory over rival Fryeburg Academy. LR’s Ryan Chute scored 15 seconds into the game with a shot from the top of the box to make it 1-0. Ryan Skillern followed up with two sidearm shots from the left side to make

it 3-0 to end the first quarter. Three minutes into the second quarter, TJ Leach and Ryan Skillern both scored to make it 5-0. Fryeburg got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but LR’s Tyler Harnden answered to make it 6-1. FA scored three unanswered goals (one by Tyler LeGoff) in the last two minutes of the half.    Chute scored a goal identical to the first goal of the game, 20

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Tucker Irish

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Heidi Jewett has been a leader on and off the softball diamond this year. “Heidi has stepped up this year as a senior captain. Her confident, strong hitting including two hits last Friday off of Fryeburg Academy pitcher (Sarah Harriman), who is one of the best in the league, makes her a dangerous bat in our lineup,” said Lake Region varsity softball coach J.R. Warren. “She plays a strong defensive third base and is a very vocal leader on the field. Heidi has worked hard to improve her hitting and fielding over the years, and is respected by her peers and coaches.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Heidi is this week’s Boosters Club and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/ her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed tshirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Jewett File Name: Heidi Jewett Year in School: Senior Town: Casco Parents: Tammy and Bob Chapman Q. Why did you choose softball? HJ. I chose softball because my grandmother taught me how to play when I was younger, and I’ve loved it ever since. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? HJ. To win a playoff game. Q. What do you enjoy the most? HJ. Hitting and being able to change the momentum of a game on one swing. Q. What do you like the least? HJ. The weather! One day, it’s raining and cold, and the next day it’s sunny and warm. Q. What makes you successful? HJ. Working hard and the support of my team. Q. What would your dream moment be? HJ. Beating our rival — Fryeburg Academy. Q. What has the softball taught you? HJ. It has taught me that win or lose, your team always has to stick together. Q. Who has inspired you? HJ. My grandmother, Judy. She taught me how to play the game and no matter if you win or lose, you should always love it.

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Tucker Irish is the type of player any coach would enjoy having on his team. “If you ask Tucker to do something or change the way he is doing something, it’s always, ‘Yes, Coach!’ Tucker is the first player on the field and the first to get all the gear — always,” said Lake Region varsity baseball coach Randy Heath. “He has been a leader, even as a sophomore. He has taken the coach’s spot and runs the field.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Tucker is this week’s Boosters Club and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a speciallydesigned t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Irish File Name: Tucker Irish Year in School: Sophomore Town: Bridgton Parents: Penny Jo Daniels and Mike Laughlin School Activities/Sports: Baseball Q. Why did you choose baseball? TI. I thought baseball was a cool sport so I started playing and it has carried on to the high school level. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? TI. I hope to make the playoffs and States! Q. What do you enjoy the most? TI. I enjoy making plays and throwing out runners trying to steal. Q. What do you like the least? TI. I don’t like losing at all, but that’s the only downside of baseball. Q. What makes you successful? TI. All of the people who support me and keep me motivated. Q. What would your dream moment be? TI. My dream moment would be winning the state championship. Q. What has baseball taught you? TI. Baseball has taught me a lot of team skills, like working as a team to reach one goal. It has also taught me to think about more than what I see and plan ahead. Q. Who has inspired you? TI. My coach has inspired me because he has supported me 100% since I was young. He always will help me improve. And, my fellow teammates. They always help out and push through tough situations. It inspires me to try to put 110% into everything I do!

LR track opening: chilled FA track defends its turf CAPE ELIZABETH — Really, there is no place to go but up for many Lake Region track athletes. Opening day featured a nasty wind and bitter cold temperatures as the Lakers traveled to Cape Elizabeth for a four-school meet. “If we have only one meet that is cold and windy, then I’m glad it was the first one. Half of our performances were from athletes in a new event or athletes new to the team,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “This and the weather resulted in only a few personal records (PRs). Now, we have a baseline for most of the

athletes. We’re expecting to see quite a few PRs the rest of the season.” Some highlights: One new event was the 300m hurdles for Sydney Hancock (51.8 seconds).  “She had a great debut finishing second and automatically qualifying for the State Meet,” Coach Snow reported. “Sydney is realizing she has great potential in this event. She won the triple jump and we look to add the pole vault soon.” Molly Hook led the Lakers’ large group of throwers (16 female throwers) by placing second in the discus, shot put and

Hennessy 13.23; 10. Danae Dostie 14.70; 14. Kristen Dostie 155.26. 1600 Meter Racewalk: 1. Ashannah Tripp 12:05.48. 1600 Meters: 3. Elizabeth Grzyb 6:34.59. 400 Meters: 1. Corinn Bedell 1:08.68. 300 Meter Hurdles: 4. Jamie Gullikson 57.72; 5. Elizabeth Grzyb 1:03.06; 6. Kristen Dostie 1:19.69. 800 Meters: 1. Laura Pulito 2:47.03; 10. Ashannah Tripp 3:36.61. 200 Meters: 1. Sage Hennessy 27.70; 2. Corinn Bedell 27.73; 9. Danae Dostie

31.63. 4 X 400 Relay: 1. FA, Corinn Bedell, Christina DiPietro, Laura Pulito, Sage Hennessy, 4:46.01. High Jump: 2. Leah Lueke 4-8. Long Jump: 2. Leah Lueke 14-6; 6. Kristen Dostie 132; 7. Danae Dostie 12-9; 10. Sage Hennessy 11-7. Javelin: 2. Elizabeth Grzyb 68-0; 4. Bailey Friedman 60-5; 5. Rebekah Dostie 589.5; 7. Elizabeth Dyer 34-6; 8. Jasmine Vargas 29-0; 9. Jennifer Perry 27-9.5. Discus: 4. Bailey Friedman TURF, Page C


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Lacrosse recaps (Continued from Page C)

Ryan Cannell scored seven goals including the game winner in overtime to lead the Class A Scots to a 9-8 victory. Cannell scored one minute into the game and half way through the first quarter to make it 2-0. In the second quarter, Laker Zach Tidd found the back of the net dodging several players and shooting in close. Cannell followed up a couple minutes later with a hard shot from the top of the box to make it 3-1. LR’s Tyler Harnden scored to make it 3-2, and TJ Leach scored two minutes later to even up the score at 3-3. The score ended up being tied 3-3, 4-4 (LR goal by Chute with 52 seconds left in the half), 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. In the third quarter, Tyler Laplante got his first goal of the season, and the Lakers’ first lead in the game to make it 5-4. Tyler scored by out running his defender and bouncing a shot past the goalie. Cannell tied the game at 5-5, but LR regained the advantage as Chute scored to make it 6-5. Cannell got another goal to make it 6-6. In the fourth quarter, BE’s Derek Driscoll scored to make it 7-6. Laplante got his second goal, and TJ Leach his third assist to tie it up again. BE’s Nate Hopkins scored to make it 8-7 with 4:03 left in the game. With less than two minutes remaining, BE tried to run out the clock, but the Lakers were able to gain possession by knocking down a pass and winning the ground ball. As soon as LR gained possession, Coach Don White called for a timeout to set up clearing the ball. Leach cleared the ball to Chute, who drove across the top of the box, beat his defender and was able to get free for a shot. Chute shot hard and low to beat the goalie and tie the game up with 1:02 left. Lake Region won the possession of the face-off, but was unable to create a quality scoring chance.  Bonny Eagle cleared the ball quickly to turn a fastbreak into a oneon-one with Laker goalie Joe Turnbull, who stuffed BE’s attackman. The Scots came up with the rebound, but Turnbull blocked the angle and the shot went off the post and wide as time expired. In overtime, Lake Region gained possession of the ball in their offensive end, but was unable to create a good shot. BE cleared the ball, set up their offense and was able to get Cannell free after several attempts. Cannell took a hard shot from about 10 yards out, beating Turnbull for the winning goal with 1:31 left. Turnbull had an excellent game making 25 saves. “Joe really kept us in the game,” Coach White said. “Several times, he stopped BE shooters from point blank range.” Blazers leave LR feeling blue. In another Class A crossover game, the Lakers seemingly felt the effects of the previous night’s overtime game against Bonny Eagle as the Westbrook Blue Blazers rolled to a 14-1 victory. Ryan Skillern had the lone goal for Lake Region. Westbrook’s Austin Watts (five goals) and Alex Benson (four goals) were very successful from the top of the box with their 90-plus mph shots. Up next: The Lakers travel to Wells this Friday for a 5 p.m. game, and host York on Monday, May 7 and Yarmouth on Thursday, May 10 at 4 p.m.

FA girls claim first win FRYEBURG — There have been minor moral victories over the past few years for the Fryeburg Academy girls’ lacrosse team, but last Thursday, the Raiders realized their first victory on the scoreboard. Brenna Gerchman scored five goals, four in the second half, as the Raiders (1-2) handled the Noble (0-1) at the Academy. Abby Smith and Kendra Fox added four goals apiece. The first half was close as the Fryeburg defense overcame an injury to low defender Alexis Delacruz. Beginning with draw controls by the midfield, the offense kept Noble on their heels. Combined with top dodging from Kendra Fox, Emily Heggie and Abby Smith,

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Views to the west from the summit of Mount Kearsarge North on Sept 11, 2010.

(Photo by Allen Crabtree)

Mount Kearsarge North Here is another hike in the Lake Region and the White Mountains that readers are encouraged to try. Hiking is a great way to get out during any season of the year and enjoy our special corner of Maine. By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer Mount Kearsarge North has an impressive cone shape that rises above Intervale, N.H. and is clearly recognizable from a distance. Those who undertake the strenuous 3.1mile climb up the 2,600 vertical feet to the summit will be rewarded with one of the finest viewpoints in the White Mountains. Atop the open ledges of the summit is a 10foot glassed-in wooden fire tower affording even better views. The fire tower was used until 1968 and is now open to the public. It was built in 1951 on the site of a summit inn that was twice built, in 1845 and 1870, and was twice destroyed by storms. The fire tower is now on the National Historic Lookout Registry. There are two mountains

named Kearsarge in New Hampshire. The one located near North Conway is sometimes called Pequawket after the Indian tribe, a subdivision of the Abenaki people, who lived near the headwaters of the Saco River in Carroll County. When the first settlers came from Merrimack County in 1765, some called the mountain Kearsarge (or Kiarsarge), probably after the other Mt. Kearsarge there. The Abenaki name Pequawket was accepted as the mountain’s official name off and on until 1957. Since then, the U.S. Board of Geographical Names has officially named the peak Kearsarge North. (The other Mt. Kearsarge is in central New Hampshire about 20 miles northwest of Concord.) The shortest and most popular trail to the summit is the Kearsarge North Trail that begins at Hurricane Mountain Road. This trail climbs steadily and is a good climb in either summer or winter. The HIKE, Page C

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Raiders beat Lakers and Falmouth LR pitcher Allison Clark, who struck out three hitters to limit FA to a 1-0 lead after two frames. Carla Tripp (3-for-4) continued her torrid hitting streak (10-for-12) with a sharp single to left to open the game. She stole second, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a ground ball out by Maggie McConkey. Clark wiggled out of trouble in the second by striking out two and inducing an inning-ending ground ball out,

FA girls claim first (Continued from Page C)

FA controlled the game’s tempo. The second half was taken over by Megan MacGillivray and Gerchman, who worked a two-girl game from behind the cage. The defense was led by Amber Dindorf, who stepped up and slowed the Noble fast break and helped goalie Brittany Fox to make 19 saves. As it began to rain, the total team effort on the field ended with the Raiders ringing the Academy bell for the first time in years. Up next: The Raiders host Freeport today, May 3 at 4 p.m. FA travels to York on Tuesday, May 8 for a 4 p.m. game and host Falmouth on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

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said. Johnny Zhang (Frye) lost to Ryder Bedell 5-7, 3-6. “Johnny and Ryder were a very competitive match up. Johnny made his debut in singles this year, and I was impressed. He didn’t back down, and served well. Bedell’s consistency allowed him to sneak away the first and second sets,” the coach said. Doubles: Hideaki Nakamura/ Roger Liang (Frye) lost to Landon Easler/Connor McLlean 3-6, 6-7 (5-7). “Hideaki and Roger proved to be very competitive. Despite losing the first set, the boys hung tough, and were on the verge of taking the second, but just fell short. Roger’s volleys were on, and Hideaki was hitting his forehand well. When it comes to tiebreakers, one point can be huge. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way, but I like the way Hideaki and Roger play together,” Coach Chaffee said. Doubles: Kevin Yeh/Brandt Xiang (Frye) lost to Caleb Abbot/Callum Gould 4-6, 7-5, 7-10. “Another very competitive match-up. Kevin and Brandt are really coming into their own, and are a great combination,” the coach said. “The boys dropped the first set, but stayed the course and took the second.

The third was played in a super tiebreak, and we just made a few mistakes at key moments.” York 4, Fryeburg 1: Senior and number one singles (Captain) Barrett Wilson of Fryeburg gave York’s number one Andrew Lamonica a competitive match after dropping the first set easily 1-6. Barrett tightened his game up, and fought hard but came up just short with Lamonica losing the second 6-4. Lamonica is a tough player, good singles player, and it showed a lot of mental toughness from Barrett to hang in there, and fight after a slow start. Johnathan Burk lost to Ryan Lusty (York) 0-6, 0-6. “Burk gave it his all, but was out matches and simply couldn’t find the answers to York’s Lusty, whose singles game and heavy top spin proved to be too much, for him,” Coach Chaffee said. Hideaki Nakamura lost to Jack Lawlar (York) 3-6, 4-6. Hideaki and Lawlar were evenly matched through both sets. Hideaki showed patience, but Lawlar came up with key shots at pivotal moments to sneak it out in straight sets. Doubles: Kevin Yeh/Brandt Xiang lost to Dave Bresnahan/ Tyler Burrows (York) 0-6, 3-6. FA NETMEN, Page C

Raiders making court strides

Mt. Kearsarge N. hike (Continued from Page C) Denmark Mountain Hikers last did Mount Kearsarge North on Sept 11, 2010, but have it on our list of hikes for this summer or fall. Hike facts Location: Mount Kearsarge North is in Carroll County, Intervale, N.H. Difficulty: Difficult Trail distance to the summit (one way): 3.1 miles Hiking time to the summit (one way): 3 hours Elevation: 3,268 feet Vertical gain: 2,600 feet Coordinates: 44o6.34’N 71o5.64’W Directions: To the trailhead — From Route 302 in North Conway/ Intervale take Hurricane Mountain Road, almost across from the scenic overlook. Follow this road for about 1 1/2 miles. The parking area is on the left with room for about six cars. The trails: There are two hiking routes up Mount Kearsarge North. The 3.1-mile Mount Kearsarge North Trail begins at a trailhead on Hurricane Mountain Road in Intervale. The Weeks Brook Trail, a much less-used 4.7-mile route, approaches the mountain from the east, from a trailhead on Forest Road 317 in Chatham, N.H. What to bring: Good boots, rain or wind gear, touring poles, tick and mosquito repellant, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, map, compass and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next time: Mount Tom in Fryeburg.

leaving FA’s Bri Pelkie (walk) standing at third base. Fryeburg broke the game open with three runs in the third inning as Tripp and Maddie Pearson each singled with one out, and later scored on RBI singles by Sarah Harriman and Pelkie. Lake Region was handcuffed most of the game by Harriman, who allowed just two hits — a single by Heidi Jewett in the fourth and a triple to right by Kristina Morton in the sixth inning — while striking out five. Harriman preserved her shutout by inducing a ground ball out to end the game. FA added three runs in the fourth keyed by a Kylie Locke (2-for-3) single, a Tripp double, two walks and an error. Charles (infield hit) and Smith (walk) scored in the fifth. Fryeburg tacked on six runs in the sixth as 12 hitters went to bat. Reaching on hits were Locke, Smith, McConkey, Harriman and Pelkie. The Lakers commited four errors during the surge.

one hit — a single to left by Chelsea Fagan in the third inning. She struck out eight and walked two. FA hitters were: Tripp (2), Pearson (2), Harriman (2), Pelkie (2), Emily Davidson, Bacchiocchi, Locke (3) and Smith (2). Next up: The Raiders travel to York on Friday, host Yarmouth on Saturday and travel to Falmouth on Tuesday. All games are at 4 p.m. Lakers report Lake Region bounced back from a tough opening season loss to Greely by hammering a previously undefeated Yarmouth squad 13-1 on their home turf. Senior pitcher Allison Clark baffled the Clippers, giving up just four hits while striking out two and walking two. Kayleigh Lepage had three hits including a double, scored three runs and had three RBI. Emily Bartlett was 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and scored three runs. Abby Craffey was 2-for-3 and scored three runs, while Rachel Wandishin went 2-for-4 with two RBI. “We had only one infield LAKERS, Page C

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Catching up with the Fryeburg Academy varsity boys’ tennis team: Freeport 4, Fryeburg Academy 1: Fryeburg traveled to Freeport on Monday where they squared off against Freeport. Even though this was a tough loss, FA Coach Justin Chaffee thinks his squad can take away a number of positives. “This was our most competitive match up yet, and the boys fought hard. We have to just keep our heads up, and the good news is we get another crack at Freeport. When we go up against them again, I like our chances,” Coach Chaffee said. “The boys are learning that they need to have a game plan going into matches, and then learning to adjust in the match. It takes time, and is a learning process, but I believe we are getting closer. Again, I liked how the boys fought hard. If they lost the first sets — as some of them did — they fought to push the match to three sets. To keep fighting to the end is all you can ask for, and I was glad to see it.” Barrett Wilson (Frye) def. Abrin Berkemeyer 6-2, 6-4. Senior and Captain Barrett Wilson earned his first win of the season. “He played very smart, and aggressive. Berkemeyer raised his level in the second set, getting a lot balls back in play, but Barrett remained focused and took the match in straight,” Coach Chaffee said. “It was overall a good performance by Barrett over a tricky player.” Johnathan Burk (Frye) lost to Chris West 1-6, 1-6. “West was a very difficult and deceptive player for Burk. His consistency was too much for Burk who fell in straight. Burk has had a few tough losses. It’s all a learning process for him, and he just needs to remain positive and take in the experience. I believe he can only improve,” Coach Chaffee

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did. Now, this team has to develop that same attitude.” It appears the Raiders heard that message loud and clear. Fryeburg bounced back from the tough loss by pounding rival Lake Region (150) last Friday in Naples and blanking Falmouth (11-0) on Monday to improve to 4-1. The Raiders are currently ranked third in Class B West, behind Leavitt (5-1) and Gray-New Gloucester (3-0). Early on against the Lakers, the Raiders were stymied by

Clark struck out seven, walked eight and surrendered 13 hits. LR made six errors and fell to 1-2. The Raiders added another shutout Monday by sinking Falmouth as Sarah Harriman blasted a two-run home run over the right field fence in the fifth inning and Kylie Locke went 3-for-4 to lead a 16-hit attack. Fryeburg scored single runs over the first three innings. Pearson scored the game’s first run after launching a laser to leftfield for a triple. She scored on McConkey’s infield out. Bacchiocchi (walk) made it 2-0 on a flyball out to left by Tripp. McConkey ripped a shot to left in the third, and later scored on a bullet by Bacchiocchi to left with two out. The Raiders opened the game up with three runs in the fourth keyed by RBI doubles from Pearson and Pelkie (two were out). FA plated five runs in the fifth as nine players went to bat. The big blows were Harriman’s home run and a RBI double by Tripp. Harriman allowed just

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(Continued from Page C) Tripp (2), Harriman, Ellen Bacchiocchi and Smith. “What disappointed me about this game was the fact that some of our players thought the game was over when we fell behind early,” FA Coach Fred Apt said. “No one is going to feel sorry for us. We need to battle from the first inning to the last inning. We’ve had teams in the past that always believed that no matter the score, we could come back and win. And, we

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error and one outfield error which set up the only run for Yarmouth,” Coach J.R. Warren said. “We were very aggressive in the field, hitting and on the bases. I was very pleased. We did not let the results of

the Greely game alter how we played in this game.” At Poland Monday, the Lakers (1-3) dropped a 13-10 decision. Poland’s Brittina Maheux led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a triple and scored on a single by Melora Lavoie to spark a

four-run inning as the Knights (4-2) rallied past the Lakers. Lavoie finished with three hits. Maheux and Amanda Gibson each collected two hits and two RBI. Clark paced Lake Region with three hits. Samantha Marucci

added an RBI double. The Lakers are currently ranked 13th in Class B West. Up next: The Lakers host Wells on Friday and then travel to Falmouth on Monday and Sacopee Valley on Wednesday. All games are set for 4 p.m.

What an opening day for the Lake Region varsity girls’ tennis team. The Lakers (1-0) captured a 5-0 victory over Freeport last Wednesday at Camp Skylemar in Naples. Senior Monica Couvillion won the first singles match over

Natalie Jortner. The first set was close, settled in a tiebreaker. Then, Couvillion cruised to a 6-1 decision. Momo Nakamura also had a close first set, 7-5, then closed out her second set 6-1 over Freeport’s Lauren Carter.

Seniors Katherine Merrill and Alice Sanborn won their first doubles match — 6-0, 6-0 — over Freeport’s Anna Scheffler and Kara Johansen. Lake Region’s Aly Kepler and Frances Kimball also won their second doubles match — 6-0, 6-0

— against Isabel Ainsworth and Monica Pallin. Up next: The Lakers host Greely on Friday at 3:30 p.m., and then travel to Fryeburg Academy on Monday, May 7 for a 3:30 match and head to Cape Elizabeth on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

ing, placing fifth in the discus and fourth in the shot put (which is 2.8 pounds heavier than the middle school shot put). Freshman Kyle DeSouza was equally impressive by throwing the boys’ javelin 107 feet. This was a 24-foot improvement from the vacation meet (April 17). With another 24-foot improvement, he will qualify for the State Meet.  Alrajhi Sappari had PRs in the discus and javelin. Julia Carlson had PRs in the shot put and 800 meters. Kate Hall won the 100 meters and long jump. Kayla Gray dropped another second off her time in the racewalk. Lucy Fowler placed in the high jump and triple jump.

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Jacqui Black placed in the 1600 meters and 300 meter hurdles. The 4x100 meter relay team’s time of 52.9 seconds is the best by a Laker team since 2007. Up next: The Lakers host meets this Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. against Yarmouth, Wells and Poland, and then on Monday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. against Fryeburg Academy and Greely. Volunteers are needed to make these meets efficient and successful. Anyone interested in helping out at either meet should contact Coach Mark Snow via e-mail at mark.snow@ lakeregionschools.org Girls’ results Teams: York 133, Lake Region 81, North Yarmouth Academy 34, Cape Elizabeth 20 Discus: 2. Molly Hook 7711; 5. Sarah Hancock 62-3; Meghan VanLoan 53-11, Leanne

Kugelman 46-6, Alex Sargent 44-88, Boontarika K 38-2. Javelin: 1. Kelsey Winslow 72-7; 2. Molly Hook 70-4; 4. Kasey Huntress 62-6; Julia Carlson 51-4, Sarah Hancock 47-9, Leanne Kugelman 47-7, Meghan VanLoan 47-2, Lucy Fowler 45-2, Maude Meeker 445, Courtney Yates 42-2, Danielle LaPointe 38-2, Elizabeth Schreiber 33-1, Boontarika K 30-1. Shot Put: 2. Molly Hook 250.75; 3. Kelsey Winslow 24-4; 4. Sarah Hancock 24-3; Aime Worcester 22-9, Meghan VanLoan 19-5.5, Danielle LaPointe 193.5, Julia Carlson 19-1.5, Leanne Kugelman 18-4, Boontarika K. 16-3.5, Alex Sargent 13-0. Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall 14-3.5; Courtney Yates 10-8, Elizabeth Schreiber 10-7.25.

Triple Jump: 1. Sydney Hancock 29-4.5; 3. Lucy Fowler 28-6.75; Courtney Yates 24-5. High Jump: 2. Lucy Fowler 4-2. 100 Meters: 1. Kate Hall 12.4; 4. Sam Dole 13.9; Michaela Gagnon 16.1. 400 Meters: 1. Hannah Perkins 1:07.2; 5. Elizabeth Schreiber 1:17.0; Aime Worcester 1:18.9. 800 Meters: 4. Maude Meeker 2:59.7; Julia Carlson 3:19.7, Danielle LaPointe 3:28.1. 1600 Meters: 5. Jacqui Black 6:08; Kayla Gray 6:52. 1600 Meter Racewalk: 3. Kayla Gray 10:46. 100 Meter Hurdles: Michaela Gagnon 23.4. 300 Meter Hurdles: 2. Sydney Hancock 51.8; 5. Jacqui Black 61.9. 4 X 100 Relay: 1. Kate

Hall, Hannah Perkins, Sydney Hancock, Sam Dole, 52.9. 4 X 800 Relay: 2. Jacqui Black 2:48.5, Kasey Huntress 3:03.3, Kelsey Winslow 2:55.5, Maude Meeker 2:59.3; 11:46.6. Boys’ results Team: York 138, North Yarmouth Academy 71, Cape Elizabeth 48, Lake Region 5. Discus: Damian McKeil 7010, Gino Cobb 60-4, Alrajhi Sappari 57-2, Sage McKeil 3510, Ashton Cutting 28-5. Javelin: Kyle DeSouza 106-0, Mark MacDougall 96-8, Damian McKeil 83-0, Sage McKeil 7610, Alrajhi Sappari 67-0. Shot Put: Gino Cobb 22-5, Alrajhi Sappari 18-11, Ashton Cutting 15-11.5. Long Jump: Ansel Critchfield 13-2.5, Gaelon Kolczynski 9-9, Ashton Cutting 6-5.

Triple Jump: 4. Mason Kluge-Edwards 32-10.5; 5. Mark MacDougall 31-9. High Jump: Mason KlugeEdwards 4-10. 100 Meters: Jeremy McClure 12.6, Ansel Critchfield 12.9, Gaelon Kolczynski 13.6. 200 Meters: Jeremy McClure 25.4, Gaelon Kolczynski 28.5. 800 Meters: Sage McKeil 2:50.6. 1600 Meters: Mark MacDougall 5:31.1, Damian McKeil 5:51.2, Kyle DeSouza 6:07.3. 110 Meter Hurdles: Mason Kluge-Edwards 19.3. 300 Meter Hurdles: Mason Kluge-Edwards 53.2. 4 X 400 Relay: 3. Ansel Critchfield 1:03.2, Kyle DeSouza 1:10.9, Mark MacDougall 1:08.6, Damian McKeil 1:03.6; 4:26.3.

(Continued from Page C) 60-7; 6. Rebekah Dostie 545; 9. Jennifer Perry 48-1; 10. Jasmine Vargas 38-9.5. Shot Put: 1. Bailey Friedman 30-5.5; 8. Elizabeth Dyer 192; 9. Rebekah Dostie 18-6.5; 10. Jasmine Vargas 17-11; 11. Jennifer Perry 16-3.75. Boys’ results Team: Fryeburg Academy 118, Freeport 56, Traip Academy 43, Yarmouth 36. 4 X 800 Relay: 2. FA, Silas Eastman, Thomas Rose, Liuke Yang, Eric Hannes, 9:53.86. 100 Meter Hurdles: 2. Tyler West 23.85. 100 Meters: 4. Divine Dockery 12.29; 7. Stefan Sjekloca 12.58; 9. Luka Vujotic 12.80; 10. Sullivan Briggs

12.84; 11. Andrew Emery 12.84; 12. Kyle Barboza 12.93; 15. Bright Amoako 13.39; 19. Jared Stefano 13.69. 1600 Meter Racewalk: 2. Kyle Barboza 11:08.12; 3. Tyler O’Keefe 11:08.25; 4. Sullivan Briggs 11:13.68; 5. Andrew Emery 11:58.28. 1600 Meters: 1. Silas Eastman 5:00.91; 11. Kyle Barboza 6:11.24; 14. David Fulton 6:15.25; 16. David Powers 6:26.55. 400 Meters: 1. Forrest Stearns 55.07; 3. Eric Hannes 59.81; 6. Sullivan Briggs 1:02.31; 7. Dacota Griffin 1:04.08. 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Liuke Yang 54.31. 800 Meters: 7. Tyler

O’Keefe 2:29.21; 15. David Fulton 2:46.06. 200 Meters: 2. Divine Dockery 25.79; 5. Sullivan Briggs 26.57; 8. Eric Hannes 27.60; 9. Walker Mallory 28.05; 10. Dacota Griffin 28.19; 12. Jared Stefano 28.91. 3200 Meters: 3. Thomas Rose 11:29.76; 7. David Powers 14:11.20. 4 X 400 Relay: 1. FA, Eric Hannes, Dacota Griffin, Silas Eastman, Forrest Stearns, 4:06.45. High Jump: 2. Walker Mallory 5-2; 3. Milos Todosijevic 5-2; 4. Divine Dockery 5-2; 7. Bright Amoako 4-10. Long Jump: 1. Forrest Stearns 18-6.5; 2. Liuke Yang

16-11.5; 4. Luka Vujotic 16-0; 7. Milos Todosijevic 14-8.5. Triple Jump: 1. Milos Todosijevic 33-9.5; 2. Bright Amoako 31-5; 3. Lionel Rutabayiro 27-6.75. Javelin: 1. Forrest Stearns 116-0; 3. Scott Pelkie 10610.50; 5. Zachary Frank 95-0; 6. Edward Prince 88-10.50; 7. Andrew Lyman 87-9.50; 8. Lionel Rutabayiro 86-2.75; 11. Hunter Griffin 881-3.50; 13. Tyler West 773-3.50; 15. Joshua Brecker 65-0; 16. Liam Fenton 62-2; 18. Joseph DeRemer 6010; 19. Ben Welch 60-5; 20. John Chase 56-4.50; 21. Joshua Desroche 42-5; 22. Reid O’Brien 41-9. Discus: 2. Walker Mallory 92-0.50; 3. Scott Pelkie 89-7; 4.

Edward Prince 88-8; 7. Andrew Lyman 72-10; 8. Joshua Brecker 71-6; 9. Zachary Frank 7010; 11. Liam Fenton 59-10.50; 13. Joseph DeRemer 57-6; 14. Lionel Rutabayiro 57-5; 16. Ben Welch 51-11; 17. Hunter Griffin 50-1; 18. Reid O’Brien 50-0; 19. Joshua Desroche 417.50. Shot Put: 1. Scott Pelkie 41-10.75; 3. Andrew Lyman 33-9.75; 5. Zachary Frank 32-55; 7. Edward Prince 27-

6.75; 9. Joshua Brecker 261; 10. John Chase 25-9; 11. Joseph DeRemer 24-9.50; 12. Reid O’Brien 24-44; 13. Liam Fenton 22-4; 14. Hunter Griffin 22-1.50; 16. Ben Welch 20-11; 18. Joshua Desroche 19-8.50. Next: The Raiders host Cape Elizabeth, Gray-New Gloucester and Old Orchard Beach this Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. On Monday, Fryeburg Academy travels to Lake Region for a 3:30 meet.

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blustery and cold conditions made it difficult for the players, but they all played tough. “I saw an improvement from the first match, which is always nice. I keep my team, no matter the outcome, five minutes to soak the match in afterwards. Think what worked, what didn’t, and what can I do to improve next time. It is important to reflect on the match, learn from it, and then do away with it and get ready for the next one, and above all remain positive,” the coach said. Barrett Wilson lost to Burke Paxton (NYA) 6-7 (3-7) (1-6). Barrett came out of the gates playing aggressively and consistently, pushing Paxton to the limit. Paxton an accomplished singles player relied on his experience to steal the first set in a tiebreaker. Barrett lost some confidence after losing such a tight first set, and Paxton used his own confidence of winning to first to raise his level of play and win the second easily. Johnathan Burk lost to Dean Walters (NYA) 4-6, 0-6. Burk got off to a great start, mixing in attacking the net with consistency from the baseline to hang with Walters. Walters managed to be more steady late in the first set, earned a break, and then held serve for a 6-4 first set win. Walters carried that momentum into the second where he didn’t drop a game. Hideaki Nakamura lost to Bryce Tetreault (NYA). Bryce was simply too consistent for Hideaki, whose frustrations and unforced errors got the better of him. Doubles: Johnny Zhang/ Roger Liang lost to Ryan Walters/Brad Potter (NYA) 75, 4-6, 5-7. This was the most competitive match of the day. Johnny and Roger managed to hang tough to win the first with their aggressive play. York’s Walters and Potter didn’t give up, capitalizing on a few too many mistakes at key moments by Roger and Johnny to take the second. The third came down to the wire, where Walters and Potter played the big points a little bit better.

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holding the runner on at third base. Gibbons stepped on the bag for the second out and threw across the diamond to get the runner at first, who was stealing, for the final out. Fryeburg broke the game open with five runs in the fifth, and FA added a run in the seventh as the Raiders banged out 10 hits against LR hurlers Mike Mageles and Ben Chaine. “We hit the ball very well — even early in the game with little to show for it,” FA Coach Rich Ela said. Andrew Rascoe (2-0) earned the victory, allowing one run, four hits, two walks while striking out four. Catcher Kyle Bonner was 2for-4 with 2 RBI, and Cody Loewe went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI. Fryeburg is 3-2, and occupying fourth place in the Heal Ratings released Tuesday — behind Morse (4-0), Wells (4-1, a team FA beat) and Freeport (4-0). In other action: • Greely 7, Fryeburg 2: Kirk Hubbard knocked a two-run double in the sixth as the Raiders managed just four hits against Greely (3-0) hurlers Mike Leeman and reliever Sam Porter. Ian MacFawn took the loss for Fryeburg. MacFawn and reliever

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Kevin and Xiang got off to a slow start dropping the first set at love. They raised their game in the second set, but the consistency of Burrows and Bresnahan allowed them to prevail 6-3 in the second. Doubles: Johnny Zhang/ Roger Liang defeated Henry Oishaunnessy/ Mike Consaga (York) 6-4, 6-1. Johnny and Roger overpowered York’s number two with their teamwork and smart doubles tactics, giving Fryeburg their lone win of the day. “A disappointing opener to the season. A few of the matches had close sets, could have gone either way. The first match is always tough with nerves, but I think we can only improve,” Coach Chaffee said. North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) 4, Fryeburg 1: Fryeburg’s second match of the season was another competitive one. The


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Tanner Wentworth surrendered seven hits, including two doubles and two triples. FA made three errors. “Even though we lost against Greely, I was happy in the way we competed against

Game solutions on Page 6C them,” Coach Ela said. “They are probably the team to beat in the Western Maine Conference.” • Falmouth 11, Fryeburg 1: Will D’Agoshuo drove in two runs with the bases loaded in the first inning to propel the Yachtsmen. Falmouth plated four runs in the opening frame and tacked on six runs in the

sixth inning. Fryeburg again was stymied by a quality pitching outing, this time by Nick Spencer, who along with reliever Jeremy Lydick, limited the Raiders to just four hits — including doubles by Andrew Rascoe and Kirk Hubbard. Ian MacFawn (1-2) took the loss. He was relieved by Andrew Berg in t he sixth inning.

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Gray – Many recent updates to this waterfront camp. Sandy frontage! $299,500. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1022189)

Gray – Large 3-bedroom, 2-bath Colonial on nice, level, ±1.2 acres. Needs work to make this a home! Great location close to turnpike. $147,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1049283)

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

LAND • LAND • LAND Bridgton – Very pretty lot close to Shawnee Peak, area golfing and lovely lakes. Lot has stone walls and small pond. $19,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 982129) Casco – ±4.9-acre lot in a quiet neighborhood of nice homes. Possible views of Sebago Lake! $49,900. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301. (MLS 1045252) Naples – Motivated Sellers! Perfect location on Cessna Way to build your new home. Six lots still available, just a short distance from Naples Causeway. Starting at $16,900. Lauri Shane Kinser, 310-3565. (MLS 1045161) Naples – 1+ acre building lot with ROW to Brandy Pond, which gives boat access to Sebago and Long Lakes as well as the Songo River. Mooring and dock privilege available. Surveyed. Great Scan this QR code with Deal! $59,000. Wendy Gallant, 615,9398. (MLS 1047286) your smart phone… Call us at 207-693-7000, Toll Free at 1-800-639-2136 or it will take you directly visit our web site: www.lakesproperties.com to our website.

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LRMS honor roll Tonya Arnold, principal of Lake Region Middle School, proudly announces the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: Grade Six High Honors: Dominic Adams, Aaryana Aliyaha, Daria Bosworth, Tanner Crockett, Olivia Deschesnes, Meghan Harmon, Lauren Jakobs, Andrea Johnston, Megan Mageles, Dorothy Moyse, Hailey Parsons, Vincent Perfetto, Corban Ridlon, Georgia Shanks, Tyler Small, Wyatt Smith, Sarah Stefaniak, Aisley Sturk, Davin Tafuri, Chandler True, Paul Walker and Brianna Warren. Honors: Kelsey Apovian, Isabelle Davis-White, Andrew Douglas, Meaghan Goodine, Ayden Grass, Abigail Green, Brianna Howe, Benjamin Johnson, Nathaniel Jordan, Maggie Luce, Henry McCarthy, Adrianna McDaniel, True Meyers, Derek Mondville, Madelyn Nelson, Kathryn Proia, Hunter Russo, Zoe Silvia, Elijah Simmons, Emily St. John and Autumn Tremblay. Grade Seven High Honors: Olivia Bartlett, Addie Blais, Briggs Bolduc, Rachel Bolling, Meghan Boos, Haley Bragdon-Clements, Ciara Chaves, Catherine Christiansen, Elizabeth Cole, Ella Forbes, Heidi Fox, Ina Guzja, Jaide Hall, Kristen Huntress, Douglas Mayo, Colleen Messina, Olivia Mills, Samara Morris, Jacqueline Morse, Luke Porter, Hannah Ranco, Emily Simkins, Katherine Springer, Mallory Strain, Katelyn Sullivan and Andrew Terry. Honors: Shelby Ames, Alise Andrews, Michael Angelone, Hannah Baldwin, Taylor Bass, Isabel Brake, Margaret Cetrullo, Jackson Dinsmore, Ashley Gray, Travis Harden, Cameron Hill, Kaylyn Jordan, Isabel Lefebvre, Melody Millett, Kelley Paul, Tyson Prescott, Anja Schwieterman, Damion Smith, Margaret Somers, Hannah Stewart, Ella Sulloway, Ryan Thompson, Zeke Tocci, Riley Wears, William Wheaton, Andrew Whited, Alyssia Wilkinson and Lauren Williams. Grade Eight High Honors: Austin Goodwin, Laura Hunt, Anna Lastra, Keyanna Prescott, Matthew Stenger, Madison Wildey and Samantha Young. Honors: Douglas Banks, Audrey Blais, Sarah Camacho, Lily Charpentier, Molly Christensen, Katherine Clavette, Danielle Collins, Taylor Currier, Marcus DeVoe, Grace Farrington, Katherine Ferland, Brandan George, Zachary Gray, Trenton Hartford, Victoria Kauffman, Lindsey Kenison, Jackson Lesure, Hannah Parsons, Matthew Proia, Calabria Rideout, David Robbins, Benjamin Ropple, Nick Scarlett, Devynn Turner, Nicholas Wandishin and Anna Yates.

Auto students advance

Twenty high school automotive students — including Sean Harris of Denmark and Joe Turnbull of Naples (instructed by Steve Christy) of Lake Region Vocational Center — from across the State will compete for scholarships in the automotive industry and the chance to advance to the National Finals and earn the title of “America’s Next Top Auto Technicians,” in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. The competition, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. on May 12 at the Epping Dragway in New Hampshire, targets students looking to jump-start a career as an automotive service technician. “The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition is one of the ways in which AAA and Ford demonstrate their commitment to the future of today’s youth and build awareness of career opportunities in the automotive service industry,” said Pat Moody, manager of public affairs AAA Northern New England. “The competition also helps ensure the development of a quality workforce that is equipped to respond to increasingly sophisticated auto repair challenges.” This year, all three Northern New England state championships will be held simultaneously at the Epping Dragway. Each two-student team in the state competition will race the clock in correctly identifying and repairing intentionally installed “bugs” in identical 2012 Ford vehicles. Once their vehicle is properly diagnosed and repaired, the teammates must drive it across the finish line, where the car will be inspected by a team of automotive industry judges for accuracy and workmanship. Each team was selected for the state finals based on scores in an online qualifying exam that tests automotive knowledge. In addition to winning scholarships and other valuable prizes, the winning team will represent their state at the National Finals at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan in June 2012. The team with the highest combined scores from the national hands-on competition and written exam will win. Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills will offer nearly $12 million in scholarships this year to students at both the state and national levels. More than 12,000 students from across the U.S. compete for the chance to represent their school and state in the National Finals. The competition tests students’ automotive knowledge, workmanship and problem-solving abilities.

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Lions’ Student of the Month

Stephanie Winslow of Naples has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “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. Name: Stephanie Winslow Class of: 2012 Residence: Naples Parents: Todd and Felicia Winslow Sibling: Kelsey Winslow Activities: Natural Helpers, volleyball, cheerleading, dance, track and Prom Committee. Community activities: Raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, sending care packages to servicemen and women, and visiting children at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Hobbies: Being outdoors, dancing and being with family. Future plans: Becoming an elementary school teacher. Schools that you have been accepted to: I have been accepted to all of the schools (University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Orono, University Maine at Presque Isle, University of Maine at Machias, and the University of Maine at Fort Kent) I applied to, but I am planning on studying at UMF. Q. What is your favorite class? My favorite class is English because I enjoy expressing myself through

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writing and reading books that I can relate to. Q. What is your toughest class? The toughest class for me at the moment is physics because the subject matter is very difficult to comprehend. Q. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I am a very hard working, focused and organized individual. I make to-do lists and I know my priorities that need to get accomplished. I am also very driven to get things completed. Q. What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? I believe students have lost the interest in learning and feel as if school is just something they need to get through. I think the biggest challenge students face is the lack of wanting to learn, which makes school difficult because they have lost the desire to be there. Q. Who has inspired you educationally? My parents have definitely inspired me educationally because they believe in me and they push me to my fullest potential.

Rotary Club’s Good Citizen

Shannon VanLoan of Casco 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 savings bond. Name: Shannon VanLoan Class of: 2012 Residence: Casco Parents: Richard and Nicki VanLoan Sibling: Meghan Activities: Varsity field hockey, varsity basketball, Varsity Club and Prom Committee. Community activities: Alternative Spring Break (Habitat for Humanity), volunteer Spanish teacher for elementary students, Teens on Tanning Forum (Melanoma Foundation), Red Cross donor and volunteer middle school track coach. Hobbies: Volunteering, hanging out with friends, skiing, long walks on the beach, and listening to loud music. Future plans: Go to college for four years or more to get my MBA, travel, internships related to my major (business), move down South and stay young. Schools that you have been accepted to: University of Maine at Orono, USM, Saint Michael’s College, University of New Hampshire, University of Connecticut, University of Maine at Machias and University

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of Maine at Farmington Q. What is your favorite class? Spanish 4 because Señora Hubka is so sweet, and I like learning a different language. It is challenging and interesting. Q. What is your toughest class? Physics, because the equations and the word problems are like a foreign language to me. Q. How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? During the sports seasons, I try to get all my homework done during the free periods I have in my schedule. If I am not participating in a sport, then I make sure I get it done in time for the due date, even if I save it for the last minute. Q. What is the biggest challenge high school students’ face today? I think the biggest challenge for most high school students is knowing what’s important and what isn’t. Many students prioritize the social aspect of school, when academics should be their priority. Q. Who has inspired you

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Opinion & Comment

May 3, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D

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

Badly needed bond bill This week, theAppropriations Committee put together a package of bonds. Below is a breakdown of that package: • Transportation — $51,500,000 — including $36,000,000 for highways and bridges and $1,500,000 for rail; • Drinking and Wastewater, $7,925,000; • Land For Maine’s Future (including farmland and waterfront preservation, and deer wintering areas), $5,000,000; • Research and Development — $20,000,000. • Higher Education — Majority Report — $11,300,000; • Higher Education — Minority Report — $14,300,000; • Total Majority Report — $95,725,000; • Total Minority Report — $98,725,000. While there is unanimous approval for all the items in the lower amount, the Minority Report recommends an additional $3,000,000 for additional projects throughout the University of Maine system. These bonds will be doing badly needed work around the state. Our roads and bridges are in terrible shape and there is a huge backlog of needed water and sewer projects waiting to be done. The research and development funds will be used to help develop our high-tech sector and

keep Maine on the cutting edge. Our colleges and university system badly need additional work on their infrastructure and to develop new courses of study to compete in the world economy. Locally, there is a railroad bond I proposed that will improve the tracks on the Mountain Division rail line that could benefit from the rail money. Bond money is also a very efficient use of state dollars. The money from the bond is usually multiplied by Federal matches, in some cases as high as 9:1. If we don’t access these federal funds, we are missing an important opportunity, and other states will benefit from our inaction. Bonding in this environment is a win-win situation. We have record low-interest rates, relatively low labor costs, high unemployment and a great many projects that need to be done. This bond package will help us to rebuild our infrastructure to help the economy for the longterm, and it puts Mainers back to work now to help jump-start our economy. I’d like to know what you think about this proposal, so please call my office in Augusta at 287-1515 or visit my website,

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

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin News Columnist

Line in the sand

America’s Catholic bishops have drawn a line in the sand. They aren’t going obsequiously to Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services trying negotiate a broader definition of Obamacare’s conscience clause. Instead, they’re calling for open defiance — civil disobedience. They’re invoking the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King and encouraging American Catholics to disobey their government in this matter. This will damage President Obama’s reelection chances, but I don’t think he understands yet how bad it is going to be for him. Did his reelection campaign pick this fight? Did they tell George Stephanopoulos to ask Mitt Romney that contraception question out of the blue during the presidential debates to begin orchestrating the alleged Republican “war on women”? Was this a calculated threat meant to solidify the female vote in November? If so, it’s going to backfire, big time. Warning the president two months ago that he had the gauntlet in hand and was about to throw it down, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York invoked another Democrat president, “President Johnson said, as an American, I look to the church — I look to religion as a beehive. If you leave them alone, they’re going to give you tons of their honey. But if you stick your head in there, you’re going to get stung bad.” “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party left me,” said Ronald Reagan and the same applies to this writer. I left shortly after Bill Clinton was elected president,

but Reagan left back in the Fifties. When meeting new people and exchanging information, I sometimes say I’m a “Boston-Irish-Catholic-former Democrat.” Usually there’s a slight pause, then maybe a small chuckle, and sometimes a turning away. Some say, “Ah. A former Democrat,” and grin comprehendingly. They know I’ve separated myself from the party of my ancestors and that helps them begin to understand my worldview and my spiritual view. My ancestors going back three generations were all Boston-Irish-CatholicDemocrats, members of the clan. In order of priority, the men were Irish-Catholic-Democrats from Boston. The women were Catholic-Irish-Democrats from Boston. Catholicism was first for the women, but not usually the men. The women were not as interested in politics as the men, but politicians were interested in them. Ward bosses pressed them to vote Democrat in every election and they did. Their husbands’ and sons’ jobs often depended on them turning out every vote in their family, even some who may have died already. As the quintessential Boston-Irish-CatholicDemocrat politician’s slogan went, “Vote early and often for Curley.” That would be himself: James Michael Curley — former mayor, congressman, and governor of Massachusetts. Once, he was reelected as a “guest of the state” in his jail cell. My education was in Catholic schools in Greater Boston from the second grade through high school. I was thoroughLINE, Page D

WHILE MAINE IS KNOWN FOR having plenty of water, Alice Darlington reminds us that it is a finite resource and we should do what we can to protect it.

Water and Sebago

By Alice Darlington I didn’t think much about water as I was growing up. True, my father used to get quite annoyed if he thought we were using too much water to boil eggs, but that was not to save water, but gas so I continued pretty much oblivious to the wonder of water because it was there. It wasn’t a problem. We had plenty. A pump house at the bottom of our hill pumped water up to the house. How many things like that we just grow up taking for granted and don’t even wonder about? When I went to live in Mexico, however, slowly the reality of life began to filter into my consciousness and water was no longer just there because often it wasn’t. Even when it was, it couldn’t necessarily be trusted to be clean enough to drink or to wash fruit and vegetables in. It is strange

to think that Mexico was once a sparkling city built amongst canals, water everywhere, a New World Venice. Now, it is a crowded city sinking into the swampy subsoil with the weight of its buildings and population, whose dwellings crawl ever higher onto the surrounding mountains that form a cup for the metropolis. I was one of those who went to live up and out. At the start, I could see the two volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl, on my morning commute to the other side of town. By the time I left, I was no longer an outpost, but surrounded by homes and businesses. That was when water started to be a problem. Each house, where I lived, had a water cistern on the roof that was filled from a large communal tank for the whole condominium complex. That big cistern began to run out of water and so did our individual ones. So,

New neighbors

This afternoon, the air is soft and warm. A cool breeze is blowing off the lake, where rows of waves shimmer and sparkle in the sunlight. The sound of water slapping gently against the rocks mixes with the high-pitched chirpings of goldfinches and pine siskins. A kingfisher rattles along the shore, and a white-breasted nuthatch calls from the woods. Earlier today, I puttered around the yard, raking up twigs and pinecones, but now I am seated on a rock, enjoying the sun and watching our new neighbors. Around me, bright green ferns are unfurling, and tender new leaves are sprouting. There are wildflowers: dark red trillium at the edge of the woods; and in the lawn are deep purple violets, tiny white violets, dainty bluets, bright yellow dandelions, blue forget-menots, and Canada mayflowers. Everything is new, and fresh.

I first noticed our new neighbors one day last week. I was standing at the kitchen sink looking out the window and saw a bird fly under the screened porch on the north side of our house. Our house is built on a slope, so that end of the porch is about four feet above ground. Soon, the bird flew out again, perched on a low branch of the red oak tree, and looked directly at me. It was an Eastern phoebe, a member of a large diverse family known as tyrant flycatchers, fairly drab sparrowsized birds who often sit on a conspicuous perch, then dart out to catch a flying insect in the air. Several North American flycatchers look very much alike, brownish-gray above, and mostly whitish underneath with a soft olive wash on the sides and breast, but phoebe is easily recognized because it is the only flycatcher that flicks his tail in a characteristic down-

Earth Notes “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. no showers. Jugs and bottles were filled with water so that we could drink, but only after boiling the water and adding disinfecting drops. Big trucks — pipas — would come to deliver water from a river outside of the city, but this was never a sure thing. Many people weren’t careful of the water even though they knew it could soon run out. They would have their cars washed in the early morning with the open hose flowing. I’d just fill a bucket and sponge my car clean. Then, I moved to Maine! A water paradise. Water all around the Lake Region. Where I live, delicious water from our well! No longer the

need to measure out drinking water or disinfect it; no longer the need to plan for showers. I know I am truly fortunate and I continue to be very careful with water, unable to waste what is so scarce in other parts of the world. Right from the start of living here, I was aware of competing interests with respect to the water in Sebago Lake. There were the high-water people concerned about marinas, boating, recreation and real estate values; and the lowwater people interested in bigger beaches and, supposedly, winter erosion control, though from what I have observed this winter, low water also WATER, Page D

Bird Watch by Jean Preis News Columnist

ward motion when perched. The phoebe seemed to be aware that I was watching, and over the next few days whenever I was near the window, he or she, remained perched and did not fly under the porch. I suspected they were building a nest under

there, and wanted to keep the location a secret. The phoebes under the porch are not our only new neighbors. Another couple has built a nest high under the eave on the back of our cottage. I first discovNEIGHBORS, Page D

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Opinions

Page D, The Bridgton News, May 3, 2012

Attacks

To The Editor: Jeffrey Borneman’s letter in the April 26 edition contained such unjustified personal attacks against my faith and values that I cannot allow it to go unanswered. Not only did he question what book I use to guide my theology and how I — as a man of God — could use language he called “vitriol,” he also demanded to know where I stand on America and Christian values. My theology is based on the Bible. I’m an evangelical Christian. I trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior and the Lord of my life. I’ve preached the Bible faithfully since 1970, in 14 states

I read it as an undergraduate history student about 50 years ago. I found it online in the Glenn Beck Website Archives. (Now there’s a great source of reliable information!) These 45 so-called Communist goals originated in a discredited book titled, The Naked Communist by that legendary author W. Cleon Skouzen. (Who?) Those “goals” soon received even more notoriety when Rep. Albert Herlong, Jr. read them into The Congressional Record. Like Allen West, Herlong was a right-wing extremist Congressman from Florida. Ever since, these “goals” have been part of the nonsense spouted by extreme-right-wing kooks from the John Birch Society to Glenn Beck. The fact that Borneman seems to take this rubbish seriously says more about him than it does

South Bridgton Cemetery Association Annual Meeting May 7 • 7 p.m. South Bridgton Congregational Church

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING

All interested persons welcome.

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on May 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building located 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for Casino Projects Inc. d.b.a. Rick’s Cafe. Public welcome.

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Public Notice

Wednesday, May 9 Tuesday, May 15 Tuesday, May 15 Thursday, May 17

6:30 P.M. 3:15 P.M. 6:30 P.M. 6:30 P.M.

Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg Denmark Elementary School, Denmark New Suncook Elementary School, Lovell

DISTRICT BUDGET APPROVAL MEETING

Cemetery Cleanup The Town of Naples respectfully requests that all floral and other arrangements be removed from grave sites prior to May 23, 2012. All remaining arrangements will be discarded after that date.

Thursday, May 24

7:00 P.M.

Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg

Public Notice

BOARD OF SELECTPERSONS PUBLIC HEARING The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing on May 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building located 15 Village Green Lane.

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On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License and Special Amusement Application for Black Bear Cafe.

MAY 18, 2012 AT 1:00 P.M. TRAFFIC DELAY

Public welcome.

The Town of Naples will have a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a parade to the Village Green, to celebrate the opening of the new bridge. Please expect minimal delays in traffic.

Absentee ballots for the Annual Town Meeting are available at the Denmark Town Office during normal office hours.

TOWN OF FRYEBURG PUBLIC HEARING – 6:00 P.M.

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The Town of Fryeburg will hold a Public Hearing to hear questions and comments regarding the Sale, Use, and Possession of fireworks. The Public Hearing will be Thursday May 10, 2012, following the Public Hearing on “Exempting Eligible Active Duty Military Personnel from Vehicle Excise Tax.” 1T18

TOWN OF FRYEBURG Repairs to the Recycling Building: (1) Repair roof leaks (2) Repair gutters on the building (3) Replace 3 ft. metal door and casing (4) Box in and insulate the hole on the back side of the recycling building where the cardboard machine was fed.

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Contact Gary Whitten, at 393-7429, to schedule a site visit to review the work required prior to submitting a bid. Written bids will be accepted until May 9, 2012 at 4 p.m. Send bids to Town of Fryeburg, “Transfer Station Bids,” 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, Attn: Town Manager.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Agenda

Casco Planning Board May 14, 2012 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

1. Approve Minutes of April 9, 2012 2. Camp Sunshine has submitted an application for a Zone Change for Map 23, Lot 39, known as 51 Acadia Road, from Residential to Commercial/Resort Commercial Overlay/Limited Recreational Residential. Said property was previously owned by Gary Gordon and was under contract to Camp Sunshine at the beginning of this application. Camp Sunshine has taken title subsequent to the beginning of this process. This matter was is a continuation from the April 9, 2012 meeting. 3. Doug Scott has submitted an application for an Amendment to Approved Subdivision to split property known as Map 9, Lot 43-3, into two lots. Said amendment will permit Doug Scott to retain 2.68 acres and gift 2.20 acres to his son, Shaun Scott. The property is also known as 196 Poland Spring Road and is in a Residential zone.

Sale of Surplus Vehicles and Equipment

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO The Town of Casco is currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions: One (1) member position on the Casco Planning Board One (1) alternate position on the Casco Planning Board The Planning Board currently meets on the second Monday of the month. Interested parties may contact David P. Morton, Town Manager, at (207) 627-4515 x 201 or email at Manager@cascomaine.org 16-18-20

The Harrison Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing to review the Annual Town Warrant and Budget for Fiscal Year 2013. The Selectmen will also review proposed amendments to the Harrison Site Plan Ordinance, Building Requirements, Shoreland Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. The meeting will be held at their regular meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Meeting Room. 2T17

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

The Town of Bridgton is seeking sealed bids for the sale of specific equipment and one parcel of tax-acquired land which have been declared as surplus.

Mitchell A. Berkowitz Town Manager

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PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Casco will hold a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen and a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Casco Community Center, 940 Meadow Road regarding the proposed CONTRACT ZONING AGREEMENT BETWEEN TOWN OF CASCO AND CAMP SUNSHINE AT SEBAGO LAKE, INC. CAMP SUNSHINE PROPERTY, CASCO, MAINE. CONDITIONS OF SAID CONTRACT ZONE are as follows: (a) Permitted Uses Under the Contract Zone Agreement. The “Camp Sunshine” campus is established upon 24 acres, more or less, with accommodations and facilities for approximately 40 families, 80 volunteers and 4–8 professional staff, together with related meeting and assembly places and other accessory facilities. Camp Sunshine operates year round, offering illness specific sessions throughout all seasons for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To fulfill its mission of providing respite, support, and joy to these families, the camp offers a balance of outdoor and indoor recreation, with emotional and psychosocial support unavailable to families elsewhere in the country.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Casco will hold a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen and a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Casco Community Center, 940 Meadow Road, regarding the proposed FIFTH AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT ZONING AGREEMENT between the Town of Casco and Donald Sider, as Trustee of the Lawrence Gould Casco Realty Trust, and Point Sebago Enterprises, Inc., a Maine corporation, successor by merger to Gould Enterprises, Inc.

Dimensional Requirements Under The Contract Zone Agreement. The property, as rezoned, shall adhere to the dimensional requirements and be developed substantially in accordance with the approved site plan (attached to Agreement as Exhibit “B” and on file with the Town of Casco). Any revisions to the Plan may be approved by the Town of Casco Planning Board.

CONDITIONS OF SAID CONTRACT ZONE are to release all of the real estate owned by Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc., a Maine nonprofit corporation (“Camp Sunshine”) in the Town of Casco, Maine from the operation of the Agreement, and from the South Casco Outdoor Resort Zone established under the Agreement. The Town of Casco Zoning Map is hereby amended as shown in Exhibit A attached hereto.

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: An application for a Minor Site Plan Review for property located at 215 Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Map U05, Lot 12, submitted by Susan Sprague dba Black Bear Cafe. Public Welcome. 2T18

Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Public Works Trucks” and must be submitted to the Town of Harrison, P.O. Box 300, Harrison, ME 04040, or dropped off at the Town Office, no later than Thursday, May 17th, at 4:30 p.m., to be opened at the Board of Selectmen meeting that night.

3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009

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For more information you may contact the Public Works Foreman Sam Cousins at 583-4031.

Chery Booker, Town Clerk

Inquiries should be directed to either Mitchell A. Berkowitz, Town Manager, or Mr. Jim Kidder, Public Works Director. A complete listing of the items is available on the Town’s website as well as at the Town Office, 207-647-8786.

Repairs to the Transfer Station Office and Hopper: (1) Put in new studs on the hopper wall (2) Put Avantec plywood on the side wall of the hopper (3) Replace the window on the outside of the hopper wall (4) Re-nail the T-1-11 on the outside of the hopper wall (5) Fix the back wall of the office including the sill that is rotten (6) Replace the roof over the office with steel and add a 2 ft. overhang on the outside edge (7) Finish staining the office building

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2. 1998 7400 International Wheeler, 400 Cummings, 12-yard Flow and Dump Sander Body with Plow and Wing

The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bidding process and will award the sale of specific items based upon the highest bid determined to be in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton.

The Town of Fryeburg is accepting bids for the following:

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1. 1993 4600 International DT 466 Single-Axle, 8-yard Stainless Steel Highway Hopper Sander with Plow and Wing

Sealed bids must be received by the Office of the Town Manager no later than 2:00 p.m. on May 17, 2012, at which time all bids shall be opened.

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To The Editor: Nice article, Mr. Frum. The “hospitalist” system works well. I have seen it in action in a city near an out-of-state relative. However, your pride in lowcost care may be misplaced. Are the wonderful Bridgton Hospital medical staff being squeezed financially? Both doctors and support personnel need fair wages. They are all appreciated, and are not meant to be a bottom line number. Ann Devereux Denmark LETTERS, Page 3D

The Board of Selectmen is requesting bids for the sale of Two Public Works Trucks:

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The Town of Fryeburg will hold a Public Hearing to hear questions and comments regarding a proposed ordinance entitled “Exempting Eligible Active Duty Military Personnel from Vehicle Excise Tax.” The Public Hearing will be Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building, 47 Bradley Street.

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We therefore encourage our churches and common society to make information and materials available so all can exercise responsible choice in the area of conception controls.” So, I’m not excusing immorality or irresponsibility by advocating the availability of artificial contraception — not in my own judgment, nor that of my church. Borneman has the right to practice his faith any way he chooses, but he should think more carefully before he attacks the way I practice mine. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

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about me. Finally, Borneman said he takes offense at my “excuses for immorality and irresponsibleness.” (Sic), Like millions of devout Christians, I don’t consider using artificial contraception to be either immoral or irresponsible, and neither does my denomination, the United Methodist Church. Last month, in response to the national brouhaha about contraception, Bishop Peggy A. Johnson (yes, we have female bishops!) wrote a blog summarizing the United Methodist position on birth control. I’ll quote two pertinent excerpts: “Each couple has the right prayerfully and responsively to control conception according to their circumstances. They are, in our view, free to use those means of birth control considered medically safe…

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and four foreign countries. That would be the same Bible in which Jesus denounced the legalistic religious rightists of that time in very colorful language. Matthew 23:13-36 is just one of many passages in which Jesus called his religious opponents hypocrites, sons of hell, blind guides, neglecters of mercy and faithfulness, greedy, self-indulgent, clean on the outside and filthy on the inside, snakes, a brood of vipers, and whitewashed tombs filled with dead men’s bones. Golly, why such vitriol from a man of God? I don’t know. Borneman should ask Jesus. He also suggested that I research something called the “1963 Communists Agenda for America.” Actually, I’ve been familiar with that piece of McCarthyist claptrap ever since

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(b) Patrick L. Clark, P.E., CPESC, Senior Civil Engineer for Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. completed a Phosphorous Management Plan and Calculation of the Remaining Permitted Phosphorous Export Budget for Camp Sunshine. Said remaining budget being 0.192#/AC/Year. See Clark memo attached to Agreement as Exhibit “C” on file with the Town of Casco. The Agreement also contains provisions concerning its enforcement. A zoning map showing the affected properties is attached to this Notice.

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Celebration Ale, resulting in $200 to benefit the Bald Pate Mountain stewardship program. Prizes were donated by SunSports+ of Naples, the Good (Continued from Page 2D) Life Market in Raymond and Prism Works Stained Glass of Bridgton along with Loon Echo To The Editor: volunteers Eric Dibner, Ernie Loon Echo Land Trust would Kozun and Peg Nation. like to extend a sincere thank Loon Echo Land Trust you to Bray’s Brew Pub for hosting the 2012 Earth Day celebration event on Sunday, April 22. A festive evening of music by the Highland String Trio, a To The Editor: At a recent gardening group 50/50 raffle and silent auction meeting at the Charlotte Hobbs guaranteed a fun time had by Memorial Library in Lovell, all. The silent auction brought in Barbara Murphy, the coordina$547 and the 50/50 raffle raised $140 — all proceeds will be put tor of the agricultural extension toward the purchase and protec- service, praised the Sweden Food Pantry for its excellence. tion of Hacker’s Hill in Casco. As in the past, Bray’s donated It has not always been that way. a portion of the proceeds of Looking for a new location, the their limited edition Bald Pate Sweden House Food Pantry was

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offered the use of the church basement in August 2010. The cooperation between the food pantry and the church has grown over the years, adjusting expectations and building trust. As a member of the Sweden Church, I would like to thank Tilla Durr, who has mediated several times between the staff of the pantry and the church members, with the result that the Sweden House Food Pantry now has a reputation of excellence. Anne Hommes Sweden

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To The Editor: The Bridgton First Congregational Church wishes to thank all of our raffle sponsors To The Editor:

Mrs. Smith

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668 cpas@maine.com McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services Accounting/Payroll/Taxes 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 www.BridgtonCPA.com

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

APPLIANCE REPAIR Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality service you deserve All major brands jonesappliances@aol.com 595-4020

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096

Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA 110 Portland Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-1950 www.spcarterlaw.com Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA 132 Main St. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 647-8360 Hastings Law Office, PA 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 Fryeburg, ME 04037 935-2061 www.hastings-law.com Robert M. Neault & Associates Attorneys & Counselors at Law Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. P.O. Box 1575, Naples 693-3030

North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” www.nchw.us 207-713-0675

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

Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS EEcomputer Services Small business specialists eecomputerservices.com 603-733-6451 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton

CONTRACTORS Dan’s Construction Homes/cottages/garages Siding/rep. windows/roofing Insured/ references/ 25+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159

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

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

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

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

HAIRDRESSERS Victoria’s Hairitage

HARDWARE

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 www.greatnortherndocks.com Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824 Simply Docks Installation and removal Affordable rates 207-256-0359

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435 McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 647-3664 www.mciverelectric.net

COPIES

The Printery Black & White/Color Copies Special discounts for large orders Fax: Sending and Receiving Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

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

(top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Tami Prescott, Nail Specialist Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 647-8355 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 30 years exp. in Lakes Region CARPENTRY Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 24 hour Emergency Service Sweden Rd. Bridgton Residential & Commercial Robert E. Guy Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 General Carpentry – Additions Flint Construction Repairs – Remodeling Roofing – Siding – Carpentry David K. Moynihan www.bobguy@myfairpoint.net Fully insured – Free estimates Master Electrician Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) 207-210-8109 Licensed ME & NH Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Bridgton 647-8016 Jeff Hadley Builder Carpenter & General Contractor New homes, remodels, additions Stanford Electric Log homes – decks – remodeling Commercial, Industrial and Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Residential Wiring – Generators Northern Extremes Carpentry Fully insured – free estimates Naples 693-4595 Custom Decks – Additions 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Remodeling – Free Estimates Tuomi Electric Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Newhall Construction Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Insured Bridgton 647-5028 Framing/roofing/finish Residential & Commercial Cellulose insulation – drywall Harrison 583-4728 CARPET CLEANING 743-6379 798-2318 McHatton’s Cleaning Service EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Quality Custom Carpentry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specializing in remodeling & additions Bonney Staffing & Training Center Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Jeff Juneau Naples Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Certified Technicians Call us with your staffing needs Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 207-655-5903 Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286

CARPETING

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DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES One Beavercreek Farm Rd

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

Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service By The Book Bookkeeping Services Virus and spy-ware removal 12+ years QuickBooks experience Home and business networking A/P, A/R, Checkbook/bank reconciliations Video security systems Tax preparation – References available 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 207-749-1007, businessonlinellc@gmail.com

Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000

DANCE INSTRUCTION

Lake Region Cleaning Residential and commercial Cleaning for the Lakes Region 6092-6092 www.lakeregioncleaning.com

BOOKKEEPING

CARETAKERS

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

Fryeburg Family Dental Preventative Dental Hygiene Services 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 www.fryeburgfamilydental.com

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Paul Spencer Brown, Architect Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water 30 yrs exp, Member AIA & LEED Certified Technicians Any project – Maine license – Insured Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 781-640-7413 PaulSBrown.AIA@gmail.com Razzl Cleaning WardHill Architecture Home – office – rentals/all your needs 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial 20+ yrs. exp. – Reasonable rates Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Honest – Reliable 583-1006 Design/Build & Construction mgmt. wardhill@roadrunner.com 807-625-7331 Servicemaster

ATTORNEYS

COUNSELING

John’s Cleaning Service Meticulous cleaning service Prof. carpet cleaning, windows Local family business. Exc. references 207-393-7285

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES McHatton’s Cleaning Service

that participated in our fundraiser kick-off event this past Saturday evening. Our roast beast dinner ended with a raffle with donations from Hayes True Value, Paris Farmers Union, Bridgton Hannaford, Ricky’s Diner, Beth’s Cafe, Water Works Car Wash, and even a last minute contribution of a massage! All of these fundraisers help us in giving back to area community needs such as Thanksgiving Baskets, Adopt a Child Christmas clothing, Jeanette’s Clothing Room and many other programs throughout the year. Thank you again for all the support we receive. Jeffrey Frey Church Trustee

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

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 www.thurlowscarpet.com

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

INSURANCE Ace Insurance Agency Inc. Home/Auto/Commercial 43 East Main Street Denmark 1-800-452-0745 Chalmers Ins. Agency 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Harrison Insurance Agency Full Service Agency 100 Main Street, Bridgton 583-2222 Oberg Insurance Auto, Home, Business, Life 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858 Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340

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

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

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151

May 3, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page D Friday night, I went to the Lake Region High School to see a one person play, Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington, based on the life of one of Maine’s very best Republican senators, Margaret Chase Smith. The play (actress Sally Jones) could not have been performed better or been more timely. I was about 10 years old when I first heard about Margaret Chase Smith. In 1948, my father had recently resigned from the Federal Communications Commission after refusing reappointment by Harry Truman. He had come to Washington in 1933 as a young lawyer from Alabama to serve the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a committee created for the purpose of reestablishing the banking industry after that Depression of 1929. Later, he became chairman of the Defense Plant Corporation, LP GAS Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571 Frank’s Painting Interior/exterior – 25 yrs experience Sheetrock-taping repairs-deck stain Free estimates 207-452-2038/207-595-5987 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 www.georgejonespainters.com Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

PLUMBING & HEATING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

PRINTING The Printery Single Color to Multi-Color Business Cards - Letterheads Brochures - Forms - Booklets Wedding Announcements Rte. 302, Bridgton 647-8182

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com

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

designed to make our country ready for WWII. After that, he was appointed by Franklin Roosevelt to be one of the seven chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission. My father, a conservative by nature and dedicated to public service, resigned from the FCC to take on, as a private lawyer, the cause of civil liberties because he believed such rights were the cornerstone of a democratic society. He refused reappointment to the FCC by President Harry Truman because committees were being set up in Congress — with Truman’s permission — to investigate ordinary citizens on charges of being Communists, Socialists or possessing “subversive” ideas and opinions. The accused had no access to the LETTERS, Page D RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly & 1 time pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy Insured Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858 www.thedumpguy.com

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

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

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

THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS Equine Journeys @ Ring Farm Therapeutic Riding & Driving A Path Intl. Center in Bridgton 647-8475 551 Upper Ridge Rd.

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

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

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


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

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

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

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

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GARDENER — Looking for individual to work part-time originating and managing gardens and/or assisting on advising present staff of gardeners. Flexible hours. Email sshea@sj-services.com or write and mail to SJ-Services, 20 Locust St., Danvers, Mass. 01923. 2t17x

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Go to our website www. harvesthills.org for details or call 9354358, ext. 21 tf3

12’ ALUMINUM BOAT — 4-horse CONCRETE FOUNDATION Evinrude motor & trailer, asking — Workers needed. Experience $450. 583-6031 or 441-2885. 2t18x preferred. Driver’s license required. Call 647-5940. tf16 FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition KITCHEN STAFF NEEDED & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing — Cooks, dishwashers for Bridgton Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 summer camp. Work ethic and good attitude required. Meals provided. CEMETERY LOT FOR SALE — Contact: joelg@frontierenergy.org or Lakeside Cemetery, Casco Village, 2t18 207-215-8543. 2t17x 10’-x-30’, 974-6953. MAINTENANCE PERSON CAMPERS FIREWOOD — ½ — wanted full or part-time for a cord loads. Please call Ron at 647business and residence property. Must 5173 between 5 and 8 p.m. Thank 23t17x have all-around experience including you. carpentry, plowing, equipment FREE FREE FREE FREE — maintenance, groundskeeping, etc. Metal removal - we also clean out Must be flexible. Send resume to: basements, attics and garages. 207Maintenance Position, PO Box 310, 651-3173. 20t4x Fryeburg, ME 04037. 2t18 FREE JAZZY MOTORIZED — DISHWASHER NEEDED — No wheelchair. 19-inch seat, holds up to experience necessary. Apply in person 300 pounds, like new. Call 647-5663. at Merced’s, Naples, Me. tf17 1t18x

DAY CARE

STAY AT HOME MOM — able to provide day care services for 2 children in Denmark. Monday - Friday. CPR & First Aid certified. Please call Heather for more information at 1-207-8903276. 1t18

12 VOLT BATTERY CHARGER — $10. Radio Shack metal detector, $20. Old grindstone in wood frame, $15. Call 647-8803. 1t18

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(Continued from Page D) causes erosion. There is Portland Water District and its interest in potable water for greater Portland. There is S.D. Warren in control of the dam that regulates the outflow into the Presumpscot River and makes power that is an important factor in its business viability. A true conundrum that perhaps can only be dealt with by every interest giving up something and accepting compromise.

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Sometimes, Medicare denies Part B claims. There are a couple of things you can do if you believe that Medicare should pay for a service that it is denying. First, find out if it is possible that there was a billing mistake. You may not need to challenge Medicare if the service was billed incorrectly. Medicare uses a set of codes for processing medical claims. Each medical service is given a specific code. Sometimes doctors’ offices or hospitals accidentally use the wrong codes when filling out Medicare paperwork. This can result in Medicare denying the service. A denial can sometimes be easily resolved by asking your doctor to double-check that your claim was submitted with the correct codes. Your doctor’s billing office can call 800MEDICARE to get in touch with the company that processes Medicare claims (carrier MEDICARE, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) ered it more than a week ago, when I had stepped into the cottage to see if everything there was still in good shape after the winter, and happened to notice dried mud spattered on the outside of the bedroom window. As I was peering out at the mess, a bird flew out from under the eave, perched about fifteen feet away, looked at me through the window, and wagged its tail up and down. It was a phoebe. I sat down, intending to watch for a few minutes, but the phoebe seemed to be unsettled by my sudden appearance, even though a glass window separated us. He or she fluttered back and forth, unwilling to return to whatever was hidden under the eave, so I left the cottage and left the bird in peace. A few days later, I decided to see if there was a nest there, so walked around the back of the cottage and tried to see up under the eave. Phoebe burst out from that spot, and perched on a branch, looking

agitated. I took a quick peek just long enough to see that there was, indeed, a nest stuck to the narrow ledge at the top of the window. For several years, phoebes nested on a narrow window ledge a few inches from the top of the cottage’s screen door. It was a typical phoebe nest, a deep cup of mud mixed with plant fiber, secured to a flat surface under a protective overhang. Every time someone opened the screen door, Mama Phoebe fled from the nest in alarm. She finally got used to us, though, and as long as we did not look directly at her she stayed put. Maybe these new neighbors will become accustomed to us, and we will once again be able to go about our daily business without upsetting them. Until then, I pretend to look away, and try to keep a discreet distance. There will be time in the autumn, after their young ones have all grown up and left home, to take a good look at their nests.

There’s been a lot of talk lately at the State House about bonds. A bond is a fancy word for borrowing money the State doesn’t have. This past week, a $100 million bond proposal was approved by legislators. Democrats fought for a much higher level of borrowing. But, before I can accept any bond proposal we must address the shortfall in the 2013 budget. Our welfare programs have become unaffordable and structural changes must be considered to reduce out of control spending. To achieve savings we must be willing to better align Maine with federal eli-

gibility requirements. Bonds are not grants; they need to be paid back, just like the hospital bills that the State must pay back. Currently, Maine hospitals are owed nearly half a billion dollars — a billion with a capital B. Last year, we were able to pay off about $250 million of that debt. And we must continue to reduce that debt before taking on more. One popular claim Democrats are pushing is that bonds are a means of job creation. During the Baldacci Administration, legislators authorized $725 million in bonds.

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(Continued from Page D) or intermediary). If the wrong code was used, ask your doctor to resubmit the claim with the correct code. If your doctor’s office does not think there was a billing problem or is unwilling to resubmit the bill to Medicare, your next step is to appeal. Appealing to Medicare is simple and most people win their appeals in the early stages. To appeal a denial, circle the service you want to appeal on your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), write “Please Review” on the bottom and sign the back. Make a copy for your files. Then mail the signed original to Medicare at the address on the MSN. Make sure you mail your appeal within 120 days of receiving the MSN. It’s very important to

get a letter of support from your doctor or other health care provider that explains why you needed the service. Send this with your MSN. You should keep records of all communication with Medicare — whether written or oral — concerning your denial. Send your appeal certified mail with delivery confirmation. (This information was derived from material published by the Medicare Rights Center.) Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (1800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare advocate.

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In that same eight-year period, the unemployment rate went from 4.8% in 2003 to 8% in 2011. Department of Labor statistics show that only 54 net jobs were created during that time. Today, the unemployment rate is at 7.2% and no bonds have been sent out to voters in the last year. Bonds are not the answer to our problems. The truth is the jobs created by bonds are only temporary. What we can do is save careers by paying our hospital bills. Many also say we have to borrow money to fix our roads and bridges. I would very much like to do infrastructure work with capital improvement money, and we are. This summer and fall, construction crews throughout the state will be digging, paving and building, which has an immediate positive impact not only on our roads, but on Maine’s economy.   In total, nearly $1 billion will be expended by Department of Transportation in 2012 and 2013. Nearly $105 million dollars, from Department of Transportation

savings alone, will pay for highway construction projects and bridge repair. All of these major construction projects will, when completed, help Mainers commute safely and efficiently to work, school and vacation destinations. Looking down the road, I want Maine families to be prosperous. I want Mainers to be able to enjoy everything our great State has to offer. So, if we are serious about stimulating job growth we can’t expect bonds will save the day. If we want good paying careers we must invest in our job creators by reducing red tape, lowering taxes, and making structural changes to energy, education and welfare. These are the longterm solutions that can help revive the American Dream for Mainers. There are more than 40,000 small businesses that employ thousands of Mainers. These businesses are the bread and butter of our economic engine and we must listen to them.   I have turned many comBOND, Page D

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father, a Rhodes Scholar was now refused the same position he was once offered because he had received a second, rather than a first at Oxford, where he had been a Rhodes Scholar. My very anti-Communist father, financially ruined during and after these years, used to say, “Thank God for Margaret Chase Smith.” Thank God for good Republicans with integrity. Civil disagreement keeps democracy alive. He then took on civil rights cases in Alabama, often with no pay. Smear campaigns fostered by those with enough money and status continue to intimidate good, thoughtful American citizens from thinking and speaking out in public forums. This is especially true of those who live in or on the edge of poverty. Margaret Chase Smith would not approve. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

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Dr. Rex T. Martin PORTLAND — Dr. Rex Theodore Martin, age 79, died peacefully on April 27, 2012, after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease. A lifelong resident of Harrison, Dr. Rex served the community for 40 years as a family practitioner and for 30 years as a State Medical Examiner. Rex was born Feb. 24, 1933 in Bridgton to the late Doris Emeline Prescott Martin and Percy Warren Martin. After attending Bridgton High School, Rex joined the United States Marine Corps, where as a noncommissioned officer, he engaged in some of the fiercest combat incidents in the Korean War. Returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Martha Joan Day, on Sept. 4, 1955. After completing his undergraduate premedical studies at Boston University and the University of Missouri, among other universities, he entered the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1962. Following his internship at the Portland Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Rex established an office on Main Street in Harrison and quickly entered into the town’s community life, serving as Public Health Officer and School Physician for the township. A member of the VFW and the Lion’s Club, Rex also served as Chairman of the Harrison Water District. In addition to his civic and professional affiliations, Rex was an avid outdoorsman. A registered Maine Guide, he loved fishing and hunting in all seasons and all terrain. His love of sport took him through most of the American West, sometimes on horseback, sometimes on foot, but always with a keen appreciation for the beauty and majesty of nature. Rex also enjoyed traditional team sports, rooting for the Red Sox and the Patriots; for many years he coached and mentored young athletes, serving as Babe Ruth District Commissioner. An avid reader and advocate of lifelong learning, Rex is the author of two novels, as yet unpublished. He is survived by his wife, Martha; his daughter, Heather; his sons, Eric and Paul; his three grandchildren, Shannon, Savannah and William; and three great-grandchildren. Rex’s sister, Daisy; and five brothers, Percy Warren, Dwight, Paul, Wilfred and Richard predeceased him. A private graveside service was held on May 2nd. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rex’s memory can be made to the VFW, the National Parkinson Disease Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or to your local library. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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Eleanor R. Cuthbert died in Bridgton on April 26, 2012. Eleanor was born in 1931 in the Town of Easton, in New York state, the third child of William and Celia Rogers. She was raised on her family’s farm with her brother William Jr. and sister Ann. She graduated from Schuylerville, N.Y. High School in 1948. She graduated from St. Rose College, Albany, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1952. She earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. She was an Instructor of Nursing Arts at the Brigham and Women’s College of Nursing in Boston, Mass. In 1954, she married Jack W. Cuthbert, a graduate student at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Together they had eight children: John, Maryellen, Elizabeth, Catherine, Ean, Alison, Evan and Jay. She was predeceased by her father William, mother Celia, brother William Jr., and son John. Surviving her are her husband of 58 years, Jack; sister Ann Nussbaumer of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; children: Maryellen Cuthbert of Chelmsford, Mass., Elizabeth Cote of Denmark, Maine, Catherine and Andrew Allman of Newburyport, Mass., Ean and Jenni Cuthbert of Edwards, Ill., Alison Cuthbert of West Newfield, Maine, Evan and Sue Cuthbert of Braintree, Mass., and Jay and Krystal Cuthbert of Windham, Maine. She loved and was loved by her grandchildren: Michael Cote of Sarasota, Fla., Kelly and Christopher Cote of Denmark, Maine, Johnathan, Nicholas, Alexander, Victoria, and Andrew David Allman of Newburyport, Mass., Jack, Cilana, August and Carson Cuthbert of West Newfield, Maine, MacKenzie and Dillon Cuthbert of Edwards, Ill., Mary and Rose Cuthbert of Braintree, Mass., and Ashlynn Cuthbert of Windham, Maine. Eleanor and Jack enjoyed traveling the world, including Africa, Russia, Ireland, Europe and South America. Eleanor and Jack lived for many years in their home in Bedford, Mass. In 1986 they had built a condominium in West Bridgton, where they enjoyed the nearby skiing, Moose Pond, and their many grandchildren who visited them. In 1995 they expanded the condo and made it their home. She became active in Bridgton and Fryeburg communities, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Churches, as a member of the Lazarus Ministry, Bridgton Hospital and Cumberland County Prison Ministries. Visitations were held at St. Joseph Church on Monday, April 30, and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Tuesday, May 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. A luncheon reception followed at the church. Burial will be in the Visitation Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. on Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Her family is very appreciative of the condolences and prayers for Eleanor and for her children and grandchildren at this time. We also thank the Reverends Daniels, Dumais and Koury for their blessings and guidance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lazarus Ministry in care of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main St., PO Box 332, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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WESTBROOK — Evelyn Frances Marie O’Donnell Arsenault, 93, of Westbrook and formerly of Portland, died on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. Evelyn was born on Jan. 26, 1919, in Portland, the daughter of Michael E. and Nellie Conroy O’Donnell. She attended local schools and Cathedral High School. She married Joseph Edmond Arsenault and they raised their three daughters in Portland. Evelyn worked at W.T. Grant’s, J.J. Nissen and did telemarketing for the M.S. Foundation. She was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, but most of all she loved her family. She was predeceased by her husband; sisters, Josephine O’Donnell and Mary Davin; brothers, Bernard O’Donnell, Peter Edward O’Donnell and Stephen O’Donnell; her daughters, Sharon Quatrano of Biddeford, Mary Arsenault of Casco and Deina Duval of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers were recited at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1342 Congress Street, Portland. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.ctcrawford.com

GORHAM — Earl Howard Erickson, 82, of Gorham, passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. It was his final wish that he could be in his home when he passed. Earl was born in Guilford on June 17, 1929, the son of Rudolph and Arlene Parsons Erickson. Earl grew up in Gorham, spending many of his early years on the Parsons’ family farm. At the age of 12, he moved with his parents to the Little Falls area of Gorham. As Earl grew up, he found that he loved working in the woods. He started logging with a team of horses when he was only 16 years old. In later years, he went back to logging but now with trucks and bulldozers. He often said that if he could have made a living at it, he would have worked in the woods all his life. Earl worked for over 38 years at S.D. Warren in Westbrook, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed every day of his retirement. He sometimes commented that he was so busy that he didn’t know how he had had time work all those years. Whenever Earl wanted something, his first thought was to build it himself. Over the years, he built everything from motorcycles, campers, a car to race at Beech Ridge and a summer camp in Naples, to the house he built for his family. He was always ready to help everyone build anything they needed. As his children married and started their own families, he helped each of them to build their homes. If Earl built it, it would stand the test of time. In March 1950, Earl married his sweetheart, Shirley Miner, and together they raised five children and now have several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their home has always been the center of family gatherings and a stopping place for their many friends and extended family. Everyone has always felt welcomed in their home and when leaving, Earl always said, “Come back when you can stay longer.” Earl had so many interests including camping and fishing at Moosehead Lake and Kokadjo, snowmobiling thorough the Maine woods and boating on Sebago Lake. Other than his wife and family, the love of his life was motorcycles. He loved building them and the faster they were, the better he liked it. His nickname was “Speed” and he rode throughout his life, only giving it up a few years ago. Wherever he was, camping, fishing or motorcycling, he was always surrounded by family and friends. Earl took pride in keeping his lawns and yard in perfect order. He mowed at least twice a week and if there wasn’t enough grass to mow, he did the neighbors lawns. In winters, Earl plowed snow at his home and, again, the neighbors’ homes as well. The family jokes about Earl’s obsession with removing every snowflake. His wife made sure that she kept a supply of siding pieces to replace the ones that Earl knocked off by plowing so close to the edges of the buildings. In good weather, you could always find him sitting in the swing, surveying his handiwork and waving to friends passing by. As Earl neared the end of his life, he decided that he wanted to write a book about his life. With the help of his family, the book was completed a short while ago. Each of the children now has a bound copy, signed by their Dad. It is a new family-heirloom. Earl was predeceased by his son, Rex H. Erickson, who passed away in November 2007. In addition to his wife, Shirley Miner Erickson, Earl is survived by his daughters, Deborah Perry and Julie Harmon; sons Tony Erickson and Chris Erickson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Sunday, April 29, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Hillside Cemetery on Huston Road in Gorham. A gathering of family and friends was held at Earl’s home following the service. Arrangements are by the Dolby Thank You Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Thank you to everyone at the Morning Windham. Online condolences Glory Diner for my wonderful retire- may be made to www.dolbyfument party. Thank you to all my neralchapels.com

Robert P. Mulcahy KENNEBUNK — Robert Paul Mulcahy, 86, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 26, 2012 with his family at his side. Mr. Mulcahy was born Nov. 15, 1925 in Waltham, Mass. to Paul A. and Helen M. (Donnelly) Mulcahy, the youngest of seven children, with one brother and five sisters. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waltham, Mass., where he was an outstanding athlete and captain of his ice hockey and football teams. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and served in the Pacific Theater. He returned home from the war and graduated from Merrimac College, the second graduating class in the history of the college. On July 4, 1951, he married Marilyn McCusker and together raised their five children in Topsfield, Mass. and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Marilyn’s death in 2007. “Da” was a 33-year salesman for New England Telephone, and was nicknamed “Mr. Yellow Pages.” Upon his retirement, he and Marilyn spent summers in Kennebunk and winters in Naples, Fla. Robert was a voracious reader, sometimes reading two books at once. He was very competitive and enjoyed playing tennis. He was an avid Boston Celtics fan and attended nearly every game for 13 years during Larry Bird’s tenure with the team. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish ­— St. Martha’s Church, where attended Mass daily, often with his children. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother and four of his sisters. Surviving are his four sons, Mark, Paul, Sean and Liam and his daughter Maura Seymour; a sister, Eileen Blanchard; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Holy Spirit Parish — St. Martha’s Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. Should friends desire, donations in Mr. Mulcahy’s memory can be made to: The Knights of Columbus — Holy Spirit Assembly, c/o Kevin Rheaume, 6 Day Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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FALMOUTH — Mary Deering Wirths, 96, of Falmouth died in Portland on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. She was born in Augusta on April 12, 1916, the first child of Arthur Lowell and Freda Bowman Deering. Her father was the former Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Maine in Orono. Mary attended Orono schools and graduated from Orono High School in 1934. She graduated from the University of Maine, majoring in Home Economics, in 1938. While there, she was elected to the Sophomore Eagles and All Maine Women, honorary groups recognizing leadership. She was president of the Women’s Athletic Association, secretary of her class and in the Chi Omega Sorority. After graduation, she attended Cornell University, becoming an assistant Home Demonstration Agent for the Extension Service in Erie County, Buffalo, N.Y., a position she held from 1938 to 1939. Following that, she was the Home Demonstration Agent for Broome County in Binghamton. It was there that she met her husband, Roland Maurice Wirths, who was then working for the Binghamton Sun. The couple married at Cornell in July 1941. Mary then moved to Bayside, Long Island where she worked until her husband returned to New York, following his service in the Army’s 62nd Coast Artillery Unit. In 1946, the couple moved to Portland where Mr. Wirths began his career with the Portland Press Herald, initially in the editorial department and later editor of the sports department for the Press Herald, Evening Express and Sunday Telegram. Mrs. Wirths taught evening school for Portland schools in 1946 and 1947, then in various capacities in the Falmouth school system. She continued to live on Blackstrap Road following her husband’s death in December 1979. In January of 2011, she moved to Falmouth House at Ocean View, where she developed new friendships and enjoyed the care and attention she received from staff as well as lifelong friends who were frequent visitors. She was a member and deaconess of the Falmouth Congregational Church, a member of Greater Portland Landmarks, active in Brownies and Cub Scouts, a 4-H Club leader as well as other volunteer capacities. Mrs. Wirths was an avid reader, gardener, historian, a person who loved pets and children and had curiosity about and love for life in general. She was predeceased by her husband and parents; her son, Roland “Mac” Wirths; a sister, Marnie Roberts of Alfred; a brother, Bob Deering of Davis, California; her sister, Helen Piper of Damariscotta; her daughter, Ann Thoits of Raymond; a grandson, Jeremy Wirths of Fort Drum, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Blais and Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. Funeral Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. Interment was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the original Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. For online condolences go to www.blaisandhayfuneralhome.com For those who wish to do so, donations may be made to: The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.

DENMARK — Ralph E. Morse, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from a terminal illness. For 20 years, he was on radio and television as a newscaster and talk show host for CBSWEEI, Boston. In his theatre career, Ralph worked with Leo Bulgakov of the Moscow Art Theatre First Studio in New York. During World War II, Ralph served in the U.S. Navy, Pacific war zone for three years on a PGM gunboat. Following the war, he entered broadcasting for CBS, and narrated international documentary films. In Boston, Ralph spent the rest of his talent teaching the art of the theatre before semi-retiring and moving to Denmark. A native of Cape Cod with a family history that began with the arrival of the Pilgrims in the 1600s, Ralph was a high example of New England roots. He is survived by his spouse, Lillian; three children, Cindy Morse Brennan, Jerome and Jonathan; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at the Denmark Arts Center in Denmark on Saturday afternoon, May 12, at 4 p.m. A private memorial service will be held at the Cedarville Cemetery, Ploughed Neck Road, East Sandwich, Mass. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4 p.m.

SOUTH PARIS — Virginia F. Jillson, 94, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. She was born in Auburn on Nov. 14, 1917, the daughter of Arthur E. Frost Sr. and Marion (Rand) Frost. As a child she enjoyed spending time at her mother’s family home in Southport. She worked as a waitress at a summer hotel there for several seasons. Some of her happiest memories were in Colebrook, N.H., where her father managed an A & P grocery store when she was between two and four years of age. Virginia was raised in Mechanic Falls and graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1936. She attended St. Joseph’s College one year, later studied at University of Southern Maine to become a certified teacher, and taught kindergarten in Raymond and Windham. During WWII she lived in Mechanic Falls, volunteered for the civilian support group as a driver. She joined the WAVES in 1943 and became an aviation machinist’s mate, servicing airplanes at the base in Pensacola, Fla. After the war Virginia married Ephraim Scott Jillson, settled in Windham and raised their family. She was active in the PTA, Ladies Auxiliary for North Windham Fire Department, leader of Brownie Scout Troop, Eastern Star Past Worthy Matron of Evangeline Chapter in Windham, Mother Advisor for Rainbow Assembly and a member of the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter DAR. In 1990 they moved to Otisfield where she was active in the Otisfield Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and wife of Marine Corps League member. They traveled to nearly all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska, to Canada multiple times, Northern Europe, Monaco, and went on several cruises. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Jillson of Norway; son, George Jillson, of Port Orange, Fla. and Otisfield; two grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, and brother, A. Edward Frost. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church in South Paris, with a reception to follow. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to: The Norway Memorial Library’s Ann Seikman Life Long Learning Project, 258 Main St., Norway, ME 04268.

Blanche W. Taylor AUGUSTA — Blanche “Bee” Woodfall Taylor, 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Glenridge Living Center in Augusta. Bee was born July 29, 1921 in Saugus, Mass., the daughter of Ralph and Elva (Annis) Woodfall. While growing up, she spent many summers in Maine at the family camp on Long Lake in Bridgton. Bee graduated from Saugus High School and went on to Bates College in Lewiston, where she received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She went to Forsythe Dental School in Massachusetts and received her degree in Dental Hygiene. Bee married the love of her life, Frederick “Craig” Taylor in 1942, and gave birth to her first son, Richard in 1944. News of the birth reached Craig when his best friend, Dave Twiss, located him in his platoon deep in war-torn Europe. The family was reunited after the war and made their home in Saugus, Mass., where second son, Alan, was born in 1947 and third son, Bradford, in 1958. In 1960, they moved to Topsfield, Mass. and lived there until 1965. Bee and Craig were avid square dancers during this time. In 1955, Bee and Craig bought land in Bridgton, built and opened Taylor Town Housekeeping Cottages, living in Bridgton full-time, successfully running the business together for 30 years until Craig’s death in 1985. After that, Bee spent winters in Florida with her sister, Phyllis, and summered in China. She loved to line dance and taught it for many years at the Muskie Center in Waterville. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sons, Richard of Albion, Alan of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Brad of China; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a niece and three nephews. At Bee’s request, there will be no service. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Bee had said many times, “When I’m gone, if there’s any money left in my checkbook, have a party!” Her beautiful smile and great sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Carroll Scott WEST PARIS — Carroll “Sid” Scott, 69, of West Paris, died Saturday morning, April 28, 2012 at his home. He was born in Lewiston on May 7, 1942, the son of Verne and Ruth Churchill Scott. He graduated from Buckfield High School in 1960. For 20 years, he worked at a tannery and for 37 years he was a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed camp in Stratton, hunting, fishing, beano and cribbage. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Abbott Scott of West Paris; a daughter, Julie Curtis of Greenwood; a brother, Robert of Harrison; a sister, Linda Brown of Augusta; a grandson and granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Timmy Bruce; and a brother, Walter. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Graveside services were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wayside Cemetery, West Paris. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in his memory to: Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, South Woodstock.

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(Continued from Page D) fident Maine can be turned around too. I encourage you to support the progress this administration has been able to make. I also promise that we will continue to move forward, but we must be willing to work together. Once again, I encourage legislators to summon the courage to make the necessary changes to restore Maine’s fiscal health and do the right thing.

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once they get the bug they think only of themselves and those riding their coattails. Remember, no matter who we get, we get hosed for another four years. Government means you’ve got a pardon or it overlooks things, and we pay for their greed and incompetence. Power rules the day. These revelations coming out are swept under the table. Oh sure, some poor boob has to pay. The boob is us — the middle class. Vote for me and I’ll help. Of course, then we’re back saving our own behinds until the next time. Mitt, the businessman, looks like he’ll be the Republican choice. Just think of the IOUs. Payback is a b_ _ _ _.  Barack Obama? He loves his job, and will retire with a cushy job with protection and a move to millionaire status. We elect with our hearts, not our brains. Robert J Champagne Bridgton

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FRYEBURG — The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center begins its Metropolitan Opera Encore Series with the new documentary film about the making of the Ring cycle entitled, Wagner’s Dream, on Monday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the film are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+) and $5 for students. The rebroadcast of Wagner’s Ring cycle, comprised of four operas, begins with Das Rheingold on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Die Walküre follows on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Next is Siegfried on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. and finally Götterdämmerung on Saturday, May 19, at 12 p.m. Tickets for the operas are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students. Here’s a special offer: buy tickets for all four operas, get free admission to the documentary film Wagner’s Dream. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 9359232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Parking is free. Plan to come early and enjoy a delicious pre-show meal in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Art Center’s beautiful lobby. Beginning one hour before each show, Lake

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(Continued from Page D) ly trained in the conservative Roman Catholicism of the age. My local diocese was headed by Richard Cardinal Cushing, great friend of the Kennedy family whose scion, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected congressman, then senator, then president in 1960. Those were exciting times for a member of the clan growing up. My ilk didn’t just run Boston; they ran the whole state. Democrats were pro-union, pro-life, and anti-communist. They believed homosexuality was a perversion and that government at all levels should help the poor. They didn’t change, but the Democrat Party did, not on the issues of unions and welfare — not at first — but on all the rest they just flipped. They became the party of abortion. No Democrat president will appoint a justice to any federal court who isn’t dedicated to Roe vs. Wade. While not overtly pro-communist, they’re so consistently socialist in their wealth-redistribution and regulatory bureaucracies, that there are virtually no more conservatives in the party. They’re coming to resembling Sweden and Greece more than the Democrat party of my youth. Many conservatives abandoned the Democrat Party in the 1980s and became “Reagan Democrats.” Hardcore union types, however, didn’t. They stayed on, but how many will continue now that the USCCB has thrown down that gauntlet? Less than three years ago, Obamacare was rammed through Congress with the open support of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Now, however, the USCCB is preaches open defiance of

Obama’s contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drug mandate that is part of the bill. The veil of political naivete has fallen away from the bishops’ eyes. How is this going to play out for the president? We’ll know late into the evening of the first Tuesday in November. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at tommclaughlin@fairpoint.net

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has jeopardized the gods’ rule; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde, who are meant to save the gods; and, above all, his heroic Valkyrie daughter Brünnhilde, who makes a fateful decision that shatters her world. Siegfried follows the journey of Siegfried, son of Siegmund and Sieglinde, from naive fearless boy to supreme hero. With the re-forged sword of his father, he conquers magical obstacles to reach his prize, Brünnhilde. Götterdämmerung concludes the Ring cycle with a cataclysmic climax of betrayal LAKE REGION CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY THEATRE AND CHORUS is looking for and loss as focus shifts from volunteers and donations to help support their program. the realm of the gods to the power and ambition of human beings. It is left to Brünnhilde, in the legendary Immolation Scene that brings the cycle to a close, to restore balance to the world. Are you interested in theatre and music? Are Donations, donations, donations! We can you interested in working with children to help only run as long as we are being supported them succeed in the best way possible? Are by the community at large. Please be aware you looking to receive high school or college that every dollar is spent wisely and for only credit by volunteering in a fun, challenging and program intentions. We are on our way to our rewarding program? Would you like one rather 501(c)3 tax acceptance and will be able to offer smashing letter of recommendation to knock you a tax-deductible donation opportunity for the socks of anybody you meet in your future you to give to something that is great and growendeavors? If you said yes to any/all of these ing steadily! Please, no amount is too small The Bridgton Art Guild’s lovely offerings, then you are our person! We and we will be more thankful than you can annual Miniature Show will be are looking for a few great folks to help us as imagine! on display at Gallery 302 in we are growing so quickly! Please give us a call All donations can be mailed to: Lake Region Bridgton May 3-30. and lets meet to make big plans. Call Nicole Children’s Community Theatre & Chorus, 32 This exhibit is always a Kilborn at 647-4463. Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009. local favorite. The artists have created many interesting and lovely small works this year, with a variety of subject matter in several mediums. There are acrylic paintings, woodblock BROWNFIELD — The prints, pastels and watercolors. Edge of Maine Frame and Most of these artworks are for Gallery in Brownfield will host sale at reasonable prices. Prizes a “Cinco de Mayo” exhibit will be awarded for the top of photographs by Bradford three miniature pieces. Patrons Fuller this Saturday, May 5. may also vote for the People’s All of the photos were taken Choice winner. in 1980 in Mexico with either a Gallery 302 is located at 112 Minolta 35mm or with a Sinar Main Street in Bridgton. Gallery 4x5 view camera. Brad travhours for May are Monday eled throughout Mexico taking through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. pictures of people, places and and Saturday and Sunday from things. The rich culture of the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more country is captured in every information, call 647-2787 or photograph. The images are visit www.gallery302.com pre-digital, but Brad recently scanned and printed them on his Epson wide-format digital printer. The images on display are all approximately 16”x20” EDGE OF MAINE Gallery in Brownfield is hosting a Cino with a mix of color and black De Mayo exhibit featuring photographs by Bradford Fuller. and white. Cinco de Mayo seemed an It is mistakenly thought to be between the Mexican forces appropriate date for the opening Mexican Independence Day, and the French in 1862. since it is a day celebrated not but is in fact a day commemoThe gallery opening will be only in Mexico, but through- rating the winning of a particu- from 1 to 5 p.m. Refreshments out the United States, as well. lar battle in the state of Puebla with a Mexican flavor will be served.  Gallery regular hours are Bridgton United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday PO Box 207, 114 Main St., Bridgton, ME 04009 through Saturday. Call 935Rev. Nancy Smith, Pastor – phone 647-8380 Worship, Nursery & Sunday School through grade 5 (new!) 2817 or go to www.edgeofSunday, 11:00 a.m. maine.com for more informaCommunity Bible Study – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. Food Pantry – Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. (FMI phone Debbie at 787-3904) tion. 1st mo.

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