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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 145, No. 19
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May 8, 2014
In-depth study planned for BFD By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton Selectmen are considering hiring an expert consultant to study the current status of all aspects of the Bridgton Fire Department, from top to bottom. Requests for proposals were due April 30 for the development of a Fire Department Review and Strategies Report, and selectmen have met twice in executive session to discuss the study, as well as a second proposal to require annual fitness testing of firefighters. Nothing has been decided or discussed yet in open session. Both proposals were listed on the board’s April 22 agenda for dis-
cussion, but Chairman Doug Taft asked for an executive session, saying that personnel issues were involved. The board is expected to award the bid for the review and strategies report in early May, according to the RFP. The RFP states that the report will provide “specific strategies and recommendations that would guide the selectboard and the fire chief in assuring that the fire protection and suppression services continue to meet the growing needs of the community.” Bridgton Fire Chief Glen Garland said the need for an indepth study became evident during budget talks this spring, when
Budget Committee members questioned the need for some equipment requests as well as the wisdom of adding more space to the West Bridgton Station. “From that, we said that maybe we should have a study done to see what we should have, and what stations are needed, and what equipment is needed at each,” Garland said. He said he met with Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz early on to discuss how in-depth the study needed to be. Garland said he hasn’t been involved with the executive sessions, saying, “I don’t know how far they’ve gone with this.” The RFP requires that fire depart-
ment industry standards be used to evaluate the existing Incident Command Structure, which was restructured last summer by eliminating the position of assistant fire chief. The 50-member department currently musters an average of eight members per fire call, and selectmen want to know how efficient the current call system of firefighting is in relation to the number, types and timing of fire calls. They also want to know whether there are other demands being placed on the department that may impact its effectiveness. The study will review the fire exposures in the town now, “and what might be expected for the
Former chief takes high road, endorses Potvin
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Phil Weymouth took the high road when a TV news reporter showed up at his home last week to ask him to explain why he resigned as Fryeburg’s Police Chief. He’d been unreachable by reporters via phone for 11 days, when Town Manager Sharon Jackson placed him on paid administrative leave. “After 31 years with law enforcement, I’m ready to retire,” Weymouth told WGME-13 reporter Lexie O’Connor on April 30. He didn’t offer any comment on why he was suspended, saying only that he was placed on administrative leave April 17 and then resigned April 28 as part of his plans for retirement. Instead of the past, he focused on the future. Weymouth said Fryeburg Police Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin should be the new permanent police chief. Jackson appointed Potvin as Acting Chief the same day she put Weymouth on leave. She has decided to do “a complete search” for a new police chief by advertising over the next month in several publications. The applications will be reviewed and narrowed down by Jackson with the help of one selectman and Finance Director Sharon Gendreau, who FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE Phil Weymouth supoversees human resources. Selectmen were expected to meet tonight, May 8, to ports Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin as his successor. (File photo) choose which of them will assist Jackson in the search. Jackson emphasized that she will be the one to make the final resignation. decision. “All employees are hired by the town manager,” “(Potvin) has proven himself as a leader under my comshe said. mand, and I am fully confident in his ability to effectively Weymouth, who had 25 years in law enforcement when manage a police agency through modern and progressive he became Fryeburg’s chief six years ago, endorsed Potvin to succeed him in the town’s official announcement of his CHIEF, Page 14A
Naples preps for manager change By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — The countdown is little more than a month until the current Naples town manager resigns. In addition to selecting someone to step into the position before mid-June, the Naples Board of Selectmen is reviewing the proposed municipal budget prior to Town Meeting on June 4. On Monday, the board met in executive session to look over some of the resume packages that had been submitted. That process took about an hour. According to Town Manager Derik Goodine, the town received resumes from a total of six applicants.
Those were due no later than Monday at 4 p.m., he said. Board Chairman Dana Watson said that the selectmen would have a better idea of who to contact for interviews after meeting again midweek. Another item that the board views as time sensitive is revamping the Town Public Beach toward the Kent’s Landing side. Items to be relocated in the green-space include the War Veterans’ Memorial, playground equipment that was purchased by the town, and the cupola that once adorned one of the four corners of the Naples Hotel. Selectman Bob Caron II expressed some frustration that these projects have been
on the town’s to-do list since last spring. He said that the ground will have to be graded and leveled before the Veterans’ Memorial can be moved to that space. Caron asked to see a sketch of how everything would fit on the town property. Selectman John Adams, who was not present at Monday’s meeting, had — with the assistance of resident Joanna Moore — acquired a grant to move the memorial. Goodine said he has budgeted for the relocation of the playground equipment. “There is money in the Kent’s Landing fund — about $500 or $600 to put in the playground equipment,”
Goodine said. He said the equipment will have to adhere to safety standards. During a previous meeting, he liked the idea of having the swing set and slide closer to the water so that toddlers can be entertained while older siblings take swimming lessons. Goodine has also allocated money in the budget for the town to continue the process of securing a site for a possible public well. The money would pay for the testing of wells around the proposed property. He said a town-owned parcel near Sebago Lake was a good choice because the conservation easements are already in place.
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — For 30 years, Cal Wilson has owned a 45acre parcel once known as the Tenney Hill farm. Wilson said he would have reconsidered the real estate purchase if he had known about contamination from the Portland-Bangor Waste Oil collection facility that had been located one-quarter mile from his property. When he heard that the Town of Casco was poised to receive $500,000 as a settlement for the irreparable groundwater pollution from the facility, Wilson decided
the public meeting was worth attending. He was joined by two neighbors who own the lots abutting his land. Casco resident Steve Russo, who lives on Tenney Hill Road said, “My concern is you get all this money, and take the money and slice it up before getting all the information.” Casco Board of Selectman Chairman Mary-Vienessa Fernandes said that is exactly why town officials and stakeholders (residents) are putting together a plan of how the money could be allocated. She stressed that the funding, known as the Groundwater
Protection Program, could be stretched out over a number of years. In fact, representatives from Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, a nonprofit agency, estimate that the program could operate on an annual budget of $50,000, with $100,000 being spent on more comprehensive projects once they are approved. Additionally, the Town of Casco plans to set aside some of the funding, investing it in a way that the money would accrue interest and be used for future projects, Fernandes said. Almost a dozen residents
were present at the public in-put meeting hosted by the town and the CCSWCD. The meeting, which combined sharing research and inviting a collective brainstorm of projects to protect groundwater, was held at the Casco Community Center. The property owners on Tenney Hill Road pushed for testing of their residential wells — something they were concerned had not been thoroughly done when the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) discovered the underground plume of waste oil had travelled downWELL, Page A
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future based upon growth trends.” The study will also evaluate the efficiency of the department’s deployment strategies, organizational policies, practices, mutual aid agreements and training regime, and how these might change in the future. Garland said he expects the study will also address the question of whether it’s time for Bridgton to have a paid, professional fire department. “That would have to be part of the discussion,” he said. In 2005–2006, Garland said the town did a “very limited study” on equipment needs that led to the purchase of the town’s ladder truck. STUDY, Page 14A
SAD 61 budget passes first test
By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer The proposed $28.5 million SAD 61 budget cleared its first hurdle Monday night as 64 voters acted upon 21 articles at Lake Region High School. There was very little discussion regarding the budget that rose 2.3% over last year. The lone change occurred early in evening when resident Trevor Tidd requested that $10,000 be added to Article 5 (other instruction, which includes cocurricular and extracurricular activities and summer school). Tidd asked that the funds be directed to the high school and middle school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs, which at this time are “pay-
to-play” sports. Other high school sports programs that charge student-athletes to play include volleyball, ice hockey and lacrosse. Because of tight budgets and wanting to sufficiently fund existing athletic programs, the school board approved requests to offer the three new sports with the stipulation that either students “pay-to-play” to cover expenses, such as uniforms, equipment, officials and busing or rely on outside fundraising. At times, Lake Region High School administration has had a difficult time collecting the fees. At the spring sports meeting, Athletic Director Paul True reminded ice hockey players SAD 61, Page 14A
By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton’s tax rate will increase by around 70 cents under the proposed combined budget for the 2014–2015 fiscal year, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said at the selectmen’s April 22 meeting. Selectmen approved a net operating budget for municipal services of $6,465,240 that will be reduced by revenues of $1,983,846, leaving a $4,365,000 net commitment to be raised by taxpayers at the June 10 Town Meeting. Last year’s town budget was just over $4.1 million, or $249,152 less than this year’s proposal. Berkowitz said the overall proposed budget
is $13,801,178, when the town’s share of both the SAD 61 School District’s and Cumberland County Government’s budgets is added in. The overall budget proposal is up by $265,698 over last year. He said the full tax rate reflects a $125,000 offset from the surplus account and an estimated town-wide valuation of $994 million. The tax rate will increase from $13.52 last year to around $14.20, of which $9.16 comes from the school budget. Municipal spending accounts for $4.38 of the tax rate, 64 cents comes from the county budget and six cents from a proposed $60,000 overlay.
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — If the proposed municipal budget is passed, Naples residents will likely see their tax rate go up 10 cents to cover the cost of operating the town. Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine presented the proposed 2014–15 budget to the Naples Board of Selectmen on Monday. He also estimated the tax rate hike for both the town
budget and proposed budget of School Administrative District (SAD) 61. Goodine recommended an increase of 40 cents, tacked onto the current mil rate of $13. The tax rate increase would not be official until September, he said. Also, the amount of the increase is reliant on passage of both the school and the town budgets. The entire town budget NAPLES, Page A
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SAD 72 looks at cutting points By Emily Gillette Contributing Writer FRYEBURG — The contract that will allow secondary students in SAD 72 to attend Fryeburg Academy passed with flying colors last Tuesday, April 29. The measure passed by a 200–31 margin. With the referendum out of the way, the SAD 72 School Board continued their budget work and discussed whether to keep foreign language and the Industrial Arts position held by Robert Wheeler in the Maine Environmental Science Academy program (MESA). In the proposed budget, foreign language and one of the positions in the MESA program are not included. The last budget meeting on April
16 offered mixed results as to whether to include these two positions and the importance to the Unified Arts program at Molly Ockett Middle School. Superintendent of Schools Jay Robinson offered alternatives. Option 3 would add back both the foreign language and industrial arts positions, which was a 2.68% hike to the budget. Option 2A would eliminate the foreign language teaching position and would also include paying Fryeburg Academy to send a foreign language teacher over to Molly Ockett for the eighth grade. The estimated cost is roughly $20,000 and would also add back the industrial arts position. That SAD 72, Page A
By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Maintaining areas near natural water is balanced with environmental concerns. For example, the chemical-based products once used to upkeep lawns and seal decking or docks are no longer environmentally correct. Those chemicals, which run off into the water, affect fish mortality rates or cause algae blooms. Not only is it a water conservation issue, but also using products containing certain chemicals is in violation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws. This is the basis for a
quandary that the Town of Naples faces. Town officials want to better protect the Causeway boardwalk — a financial investment in infrastructure — from the harsh elements. According to Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine, the town will not pay the debt owed to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) until the problem is fixed. The problem is obvious to anyone who has strolled along the Causeway. The boardwalk was designed to look like a stained wooden walkway; and sections of it have not fared well over the winter. “They used a different sealant because
LAKE REGION VOCATIONAL CENTER STUDENT OF THE YEAR — At a ceremony held in Lewiston over the weekend, Chance Gallant (center), a Fire Science and Co-op student from Lake Region Vocational Center, received the honor of LRVC 2014 Student of the Year. Congressman Mike Michaud (pictured on the left) and Dr. Don Cannan, Executive Director of Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education made the presentation. Chance plans to attend Southern Maine Community College in the fall and major in Fire Science. Instructor Rick Shepard said, “I would be very comfortable with Chance ‘on my crew’ going into any incident, even at this early stage in his career. I know he will continue to become better educated and proficient in his firefighting tasks and functions.”
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it is near the water. The old sealer is not EPA-approved anymore,” Goodine said. About a month ago, the Town of Naples received a bill from MDOT for $200,000. With the blessing of the Naples Board of Selectmen, Goodine plans to hold off on the payment until the boardwalk issue is resolved. “Our biggest concern is the sidewalks, especially if they are going to deteriorate into dust over a period of time,” Goodine said. A meeting with MDOT officials has been put on the calendar, Goodine told the board on Monday when the topic of the Causeway’s boardwalk came up. “It looks like a meteor field on the moon. Literally, it looks like a meteor crater,” he said. “Some of those areas are totally gone, especially (the boardwalk) around the bridge,” he said. “It is not isolated to one area,” he said. Naples Selectman Bob Caron II said he was “surprised” at the how poorly the boardwalk had held up this winter. He said he was disappointed that it was happening in so many areas along the boardwalk. Goodine suspects that the calcium chloride, which is used to melt ice on roadway,
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(Continued from Page A) was a 2.25% projected increase. Option 2B does not include the industrial arts position, but did include foreign language. Option 2C included both industrial arts and foreign language along with the educational technician and part-time art teacher position that were cut in the initial budget. Option 1, the original setup with all four positions not in the proposed budget, won the straw vote despite mixed feelings from board members. “The townspeople’s ability to pay needs to be considered,” said Director Steve Dupuis. “At some point, we need to make decisions about what programs to cut. We cannot keep it all, and if want to keep it all then we’re going to have some pitchforks and torches to deal with as far as I can tell.”
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(Continued from Page A) hill from the site, and away from those residential wells. Still, people can never be too careful when it comes to the quality of the water they drink — especially if that water had even the most remote chance of containing the heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals often present in waste oil. “Not many people knew there was a hazardous material dump there. And, we didn’t know for years. It sounds to me, as a person on Tenney Hill, we have a waste dump that was cleaned up as much as it possibly could be. Now, we have this settlement of $500,000 for the town. Did they (DEP) do that out of the goodness of their hearts? Or, did they do this so we didn’t come after them,” Wilson asked. Fernandes said that was one of the stipulations of the settlement — no future legal actions against the DEP or Portland-Bangor Waste Oil. Wilson continued. “Having said that and knowing there are containments besides oil…(we should) set aside funds for the private testing of wells on Tenney Hill. That would put the neighbors at ease, especially the three guys sitting here,” he said. According to CCSWD Project Manager Heather True, in order “to do multiple testings of private wells, peo-
ple could buy into a co-op.” If there is a contamination issue, the town could assist with cost-sharing to troubleshoot the problem, True said. Casco Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) Don Murphy said testing wells was definitely on the table as one of the ways the settlement could be spent. “There are opportunities for abutters to the site to do further testing of their wells,” he said. Eric Dibner, a resident who sits on the Casco Conservation Committee, said that well testing should be extended to all Casco residents. “Tenney Hill has suffered from the one site. The testing should be a town-wide effort,” he said. Tenney Hill Road residents also had questions about the allocation of the settlement funds. “I know you are trying to be fair. Some of these projects could have huge costs. We have a vested interest,” Wilson said. CEO Murphy said that Town Manager Dave Morton has plans to be frugal with the money, including saving some in escrow. “We have a chance to earn interest” on some of the funding, he said, adding other project costs can be leveraged with grants. “It’s not just like the flood gates are open,” Murphy
said. Fernandes continued on the topic, “Nor is the checkbook (open),” she said. During the meeting, Dibner stressed the importance of education — saying that was an inexpensive reinforcement of the entire program. “The reason, such a hazardous spill happened in our town is people’s knowledge of the environment at the time,” Dibner said. In addition to teaching school children about water protection and how to clean up the source point of pollution, it would be beneficial to provide presentations of the many prongs of the town’s Groundwater Protection Program, he said. “Education should be the lowest cost with the greatest impact. It is helping people understand what they should be doing,” what the town is doing through this program,” Dibner said. Tuesday night’s meeting was video-recorded by Lake Region Television, and people can watch it in its entirety by accessing LRTV’s website. Information from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be posted on the Town of Casco’s website. For those people who do not own a personal computer or have access to the Internet, a copy will be available at the Casco Public Library.
are,” Goodine said. Debt service is another area that saw a “slight increase,” he said. “I have been under-budgeting for that by $330 for the past three years,” Goodine said. The roads and highways budget jumped 10% higher, adding $50,000 more to the proposed budget, he said. The town is now responsible for maintenance of striping on roads, while much of the cost increase is a product of inflation. Some departments that will be less costly to operate are the Historical Society and the Rescue Department. Goodine said the town budgeted more than what has been needed for the Museum because the costs of operating the new building were unknown. Three things factored into a lower expense for the Rescue Department, he said. When the town started using the services of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office dispatch, it became responsible for paying unemployment compensation for the local dispatch. That cost was spread out over a number of years. “We are no longer paying for that,” Goodine said. “Information technology and intercepts both went down in cost,” he said.
ICE OUT CONTEST WINNER — The winner of the Bridgton Community Center’s ICE OUT contest on Moose Pond was Ashley Wissman of Lovell (right). A check for $520 was presented to Ashley on May 2, , Ken Murphy of the BCC. The winning ticket was drawn from the 23 that had guessed April 19 as the official BCC ICE OUT date by Mike Tarantino. Ashley is a senior at Fryeburg Academy and is headed of to college in the fall. Congratulations, Ashley, and best wishes on your future endeavors.
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have children in the school system. He said there should be benefit to the kids in swimming (classes) because they are taking advantage of the lakes. “We live in the Lakes Region. Lakes are a big part of our lives. Harvey thought it was important that children learn to feel confident in the water,” she said. Caron said Price did not want to make people pay more for these valuable programs. If push comes to shove, he was willing to – but not wanting to – charge more for the senior citizen programs, she said. During Monday night’s meeting, Goodine noted other changes between the proposed budget and last year’s budget. The administrative budget increased. That section of the budget went up less than 1%, which correlates into a dollar amount of about $3,300. “Health insurance is up, but some people are not taking that benefit,” Goodine said. He said the town would save money when he steps down from his position as town manager, because the retirement benefits will be less for a new hire. “That’ll save the town some money,” he said. Animal Control is up 8%, he said. However, the rise in costs happened to a small budget. There was an increase of approximately $750. “Some years, it is busier than others. We have a new animal control officer — I think it is taking her longer to get used to where things
was a more than $7,000 drop in the recreation fees brought in by the town. Selectman Rick Parschak said that there has been a 10 percent decrease in revenue from that town department. He asked what programs were being offered. He asked if it was necessary to raise the fees associated with the recreation department offerings. Budget Committee Chairman Caron said committee members asked Recreation Director Harvey Price if upping the fees was a solution. Basically, the only two programs that did not always generate enough money to cover the costs were the senior citizen outings and the swimming courses. “The two programs that didn’t balance out were the senior programs and the swimming classes,” Caron said. Price said he would like to have a benefit to the seniors because they are paying taxes to support the school district, but don’t
(Continued from Page A) is $3,215,514, which is an increase of 2.2%. One of the major changes was a decided decrease in town revenues. The total loss of municipal revenue is $164,712, with one-third of that amount being the reduction in state revenue sharing. Also on the state level, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) local road fund is providing Naples with $3,300 less than last year. According to Naples Budget Committee Chairman Marie Caron, “Most of those decreases (in revenue) are state-driven and could change.” On the local level, the money brought in from registering boaters’ moorings is anticipated to drop by $2,300. That’s because a recent Superior Court Ruling has forbidden residents to have more than one mooring per waterfront parcel. Another revenue loss, which was briefly discussed,
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Cape Neddick man rescued from Saco River FRYEBURG — A 50year-old Cape Neddick man was rescued Sunday afternoon after his canoe capsized on the Saco River. At about 3:10 p.m., Fryeburg Police, Fryeburg Fire and Fryeburg Rescue members responded to the Saco River, in the area of Mile 15 for a capsized canoeist in distress. Fryeburg Rescue deployed their watercraft at Lovewell Pond landing and rescued the Cape Neddick resident from the frigid water. The canoeist was treated for hypothermia at the landing and was later released. The man was canoeing
with a group of 13 other males and had been consuming alcohol over the weekend, according to Fryeburg Police Department Acting Chief of Police Joshua Potvin. The group encountered what was described a sudden hailstorm on the river, which led to one of their canoes overturning. When asked what happened, the subject reportedly told officers, “I almost drowned” and that he swallowed a lot of water and became extremely fatigued and cold when trying to fight the current. “This is our first water
rescue call of the season and this canoeist is extremely fortunate that he was not seriously injured,” Acting Chief Potvin said. “I am pleased with the collaborative effort between Fryeburg Fire, Rescue and Police personnel, which led to a successful rescue of a person in need.” Potvin added, “We are expecting a busy season on the Saco and we are reminding those enjoying the river that consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can make for extremely unsafe conditions and poor decision making.”
Nationwide, enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week. In Maine alone, 44,258
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April 19, 2014. “More than 44,258 Maine residents signed up through the Marketplace, demonstrating brisk demand for quality, affordable coverage,” Sebelius said. “Together, we are ensuring that health coverage is more accessible than ever before, which is important for families, for businesses and for Maine’s health and wellbeing.” Key findings from today’s report include: • 44,258 Maine residents selected Marketplace plans from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, (including additional Special Enrollment Period activity through April 19). • Of the 44,258 Maine residents who selected a plan: • 54% are female and 46% are male; • 30% are under age 35; • 22% are between the ages of 18 and 34; • 72% selected a Silver plan, while 19% selected a Bronze plan; and, • 90% selected a plan with financial assistance. The report measures enrollment as those who selected a plan. In some states, only partial datasets were available. To read the full Marketplace Enrollment report visit: http://aspe.hhs. gov/health/reports/2014/ MarketPlaceEnrollment/ Apr2014/ib_2014Apr_ enrollment.pdf To read the Medicaid Enrollment report visit: w w w. m e d i c a i d . g o v / AffordableCareAct/ Medicaid-Moving-Forward2014/Downloads/March2014-Enrollment-Report. pdf
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SOON TO BE ILLEGAL? — Bridgton residents will vote June 10 on a revised Sign Ordinance that would outlaw the traditional practice by nonprofit groups of using the median strip at Pondicherry Square or any other public way to advertise their events. The rules state that “Temporary and short-term signs promoting singular sales and/or community events are not to be affixed to trees, telephone poles, traffic signs, placed within the public way and other unauthorized sites.” The revised ordinance seeks to prevent an over-proliferation of freestanding and temporary signs in town and also addresses the use of political signs and changeable signs with LED lighting.
CHILLED BUT OKAY — Rescuers bring to shore a Cape Neddick resident, whose canoe capsized Sunday afternoon on the Saco River. (Photo courtesy of the Fryeburg Police Department)
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PARIS — The Oxford County Democrats will hold a Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 22, featuring Senator Emily Cain of Orono and Senator Troy Jackson of Allagash, who are candidates for the Democratic nomination for Congress in District 2. The event will be held in the Paris Town Office Meeting Room from 7 to 8 p.m. Prior to the Forum, there will be a ribbon-cutting and social time begin-
open due to the decision of Congressman Mike Michaud to run for governor, Cain and Jackson bring strong legislative records to their campaigns. Cain served in the House, with two years as minority leader, prior to being elected to the Senate in 2012. She is a member of the Appropriations Committee. Jackson served in the House and Senate for 12 years, and is currently the majority leader in the State Senate.
Capt. Goulet honored by CCSO For 42 years, the American Legion has honored local emergency services personnel with a breakfast, and recognition of their service. Local emergency services agencies can nominate personnel to be recognized which they feel helped support their mission of serving the citizens of Cumberland County over the past year. Sheriff Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office nominated Captain Donald Goulet to receive this much-appreciated recognition, in honor of his dedication of service to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County.
Patrol Division, Captain Goulet continued to utilize his strong leadership and motivational skills, and his unwavering commitment to duty. Here, he has skillfully placed and maintained resources to ensure the best law enforcement services, in the most fiscally responsible manner available for Cumberland County. In addition to directing nearly 45 employees in the Patrol Division and its specialty units, a great deal of Captain Goulet’s time and GOULET, Page A
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BUS SAFETY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS — SAD 61 bus safety poster contest winners include: (above, left to right) from Songo Locks Elementary School in Naples Aleah Warren, Grade 4; Scott Delvecchio, Grade 4; Gavin Thayer, Grade 4; and John SEBAGO ELEMENTARY winners are (left to right) Kevin Lucy, Grade 4; ShelbyLynne Sheldrick, Grade 4; and Grace Ladd, Grade 4. Kimball, Grade 4.
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NORTH CONWAY — OVP Management Inc. will be hosting a month-long sweepstakes now through May 31 at its Settlers’ Crossing stores. Prizes include a free mountain bike from Eastern Mountain Sports, a cash card from Northway Bank and a food lovers’ prize pack for Starbucks, Black Cap Grille and Subway. “We want to reward our every day local shoppers at Settlers’ Crossing with the chance to get the ‘unofficial start of summer month’ started right,” said Laura Tuveson, Marketing and Events assistant at OVP Management, Inc. “Plus, we’ll be frequented with many travelers from Canada and the New England area for long weekends in the latter end of the month, so we expect it to be a big sweepstakes.” With over $1,000 worth of prizes, it is encouraged to enter once per day during your daily routine at participating stores at the shopping center. No purchase is necessary. Look for entry boxes at Orvis Outlet, Eastern Mountain Sports, Clarks BIKE, Page A
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STEVENS BROOK ELEMENTARY winners are Colin Murphy, Grade 3 (left) and Melissa Mayo, Grade 3. Other winners not pictured are Addison Allen and Brayden Warde, both third graders.
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HONORED — Captain Donald Goulet receives honors at the American Legion Emergency Services Personnel Appreciation Breakfast held at the Topsham American Legion Post 202.
By John Huffman Oxford Hills SCORE business mentor You often hear about motorists who suffer breakdowns in the worst possible places because they didn’t bother to check their tires regularly, ignored their dashboard warning lights or ran out of gas. Many small business owners do the same thing when it comes to managing their cash flow. When they don’t make regular checks and forecasts, or ignore troubling trends, their businesses will break down because they don’t have the resources to pay their bills. When you’re out of cash, you’re out of business! That’s why good cash flow management is one of the cardinal rules of small business ownership. And it’s relatively simple — make sure more cash enters the
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ANOTHER NEW CHAMBER MEMBER — The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is at it again! This week, the Chamber welcomes new member Diane, of Prism Works at 555 Portland Road in Bridgton. Prism Works is a family-based business, and since 1985 Diane Barnes Gosselin has been designing stained glass creations allowing her clients to pick out the size, color, and design to suit their specific needs. Whether you’re looking for sun catchers in a favorite window, kitchen cabinet doors, mirrors, lampshades or entryway windows, Prism Works is the place to go! Stop in to say hello to “Maxwell” and see the beautiful readymade pieces just waiting for you! Call 647-8322 for hours of operation or to make an appointment (www.prismworksmaine.com).
(Continued from Page A) available to influence both sides of the cash flow equation. To boost inflows, consider asking customers for all or a substantial portion of their payment up-front, especially if placing a special order or incurring materials and labor costs to produce a product being ordered. Service businesses and contractors should collect an initial up-front payment and then progress payments as the work progresses. If you do sell on credit terms, be selective and make sure customers understand and adhere to your payment terms. Prompt follow-up is essential once an account becomes past due. Even with their merchant fees, credit cards are a great way to bring in cash immediately when the product or service is purchased and it may result in incremental sales not otherwise available, if you accept only cash. As for outflows, an operating budget is an ideal way to plan and track specific due dates for recurring expenses, and to avoid overspending
on certain categories unless absolutely necessary. That way, you’re never surprised when a bill arrives. Other tactics for keeping cash in the business include marking down and selling slow-moving inventories, leasing certain kinds of equipment instead of buying it outright, recycling and reusing supplies where possible, and evaluating your processes and procedures to make sure they’re as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Adding discretionary spending only when it is absolutely clear that you can afford it is another cash flow management technique. If you have employees, their front-line perspective is a great source of insights and ideas for doing things better. SCORE believes the most important cash management tools are awareness and planning. Regularly monitoring your small business’s sources and uses of cash will enable you to spot trends to capitalize on, and payment problems that can be avoided. Identifying inflow and out-
flow patterns will also help you project anticipated revenues and expenses three, six and 12 months in advance. With this information, you’ll know when inflows and outflows are more likely to go out of balance, and prepare accordingly. In the Oxford Hills, many businesses experience a seasonal slowdown during the winter months, which often results in cash outflows exceeding the inflows. This needs to be planned for months in advance when cash flow is stronger. Cash flow gaps are a normal part of a seasonal business cycle and planning for them is essential. Cash flow is just one of the many critical financial issues small business owners must manage in order to achieve success. Oxford Hills SCORE is available to help you develop cash flow projections for your small
business. Call SCORE at 743-0499 for a free confidential consultation and guidance on cash flow projecting or other business needs. For more information, visit www. oxfordhills.score.org
(Continued from Page A) Bostonian Outlet, Starbucks, Subway, GNC and Northway Bank. A full listing of rules and regulations for the “Everyday” Sweepstakes is available at settlersgreen.com Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, a 60-plus outlet shopping center, as well as Settlers’ Crossing, a mix of national name brand retail and restaurants, are located in North Conway, N.H. The two shopping centers are developed and operated by OVP Management, Inc.
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MAP TALK — Third graders at Songo Locks School enjoyed a presentation of maps and Portland’s history last Friday, May 2. Renee Keul and Jamie McFaul of Osher Maps from the University of Southern Maine used a collection of historical maps to show how Portland has changed in the last 300 years.
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Opposition to welfare reform is inexplicable
Dark Side of the Sun by Mike Corrigan BN Columnist
Middle class down to 31
By State Senator James Hamper As a state legislator, I always knew our welfare system was broken and in serious need of reform. That was before I was appointed to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee in 2012 and got a first-hand look at how endemic and far-reaching the welfare culture has become in this state, and how difficult it is to change it. We’ve all heard and perhaps repeated the common refrain: we don’t mind helping out those among us who are truly in need, but we don’t want to see the system abused. The system is being abused in big numbers. Over the past year, we have heard alarming statistics about how Maine Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are being used. Records from Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services show that in a two-year period, more than 3,000 EBT card transactions took place in bars, smoke shops and strip clubs. A few months later, we learned that nearly $14 million in Maine welfare benefits were spent out of state, including places like Disneyworld, Las Vegas, and the Virgin Islands. Governor Paul LePage submitted, and some of my Republican colleagues sponsored, a series of commonsense bills designed
The earning power of the U.S. middle class has fallen behind its counterpart in Canada for the first time. Despite the fact that Canadians must pay higher taxes to support universal, state-sponsored health care, the Canadian middle class worker now averages a higher real income, after taxes, than does the American middle class worker, who, after taxes, very likely still must pay for his health insurance and at least some of his health care! Over the past 15 years, the former large income disparity in America’s favor, has narrowed and finally jumped the border, a recent New York Times study showed. As well, income inequality has continued to balloon in the United States since 2008, continuing a trend that started in the late 1970s. Reaction from the two political parties was predictable: ineffectual dithering by both sides. “This is an outrage,” whimpered practically-comatose U.S. Senate Majority Leader Henry Reid. “I have spoken with the president about possibly annexing Canada, and then taxing the Canadians more than we tax our own people. Pretty cheeky of Canada to think they can get away with this.” House Majority Leader John Boehner stopped sucking on his lemon long enough to observe, “At last, our program to create a poor-paying job for every American who formerly had a good job with benefits appears to be bearing fruit. But we aren’t there yet. The ultimate goal, of course, is for our American middle class workers to receive no pay at all. Why should businesses have to pay their workers, anyway? That just cuts into profits. To CLASS, Page A
to eliminate such abuse. The legislation would have banned EBT card use at liquor stores, tobacco shops, strip clubs and other places where their use would be inappropriate. One bill would have banned the use of the cards at ATMs outside of Maine. Another would have required recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits to look for at least three jobs before they are eligible for assistance. One would have thought these sensible reforms would be no-brainers. But remarkably, they didn’t survive the HHS Committee. Somehow, making sure those benefits that are intended for the needy are protected from abuse became a partisan issue, and Democrats fought them every step of the way, eventually defeating them, agreeing only to study the issue of out-of-state EBT card use. By far, our inability to take measures to stop abuse of our welfare benefits has been the most frustrating part of my experience at the Legislature. People I talk to in my district know the system is being abused and they want it stopped. As long as I am their senator, I will not give up the fight to reform welfare. Senator Jim Hamper (R-Oxford) serves on the Maine Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee.
By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Amazingly, this is the tenth anniversary of my first Medicare Nugget. When I borrow information from an individual writer on a Medicare topic, I make an effort to cite the author’s name. But most of the information that I gather for these “Nuggets” comes from pieces that are often published by several media on the same day. So, as a way of “disclosure” while keeping the Nuggets reasonably short, I again cite the major sources from which I take and re-form information about Medicare. Most of these organizations have their own websites from which the “connected” reader can easily access the same kind of information that I do: • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Federal agency) • The Medicare Rights Center • The Kaiser Family Foundation • The Center for Medicare Advocacy • Families USA • Maine SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) • Southern Maine Agency on Aging • The Maine Office for Family Independence • Consumers for Affordable Health Care • Maine Bureau of Insurance • Maine Legal Services for the Elderly • Various national media. Stan Cohen, a Medicare volunteer counselor, will be available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on the last Tuesday in May from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411 for assistance.
PICKING UP AFTER OTHERS — The beauty of Sweden Road has been marred by motorists who dump trash along the roadway. A local resident picked up roadside trash recently and filled three large bags.
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To The Editor: The latest on the Sweden Road household trash scene: Now that all the snow is gone, my dear wife, armed with trash bags and hand gripper-picker-upper, went off to clean the Sweden Road the
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bagging your trash it would give me a better chance before wildlife discovers your treasures. Thanks for your help as we do our best to keep the scenery clean for you. Jeffrey Frey Bridgton
Cell tower bad idea
To The Editor: Members of the Bridgton Planning Board, the purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to the construction of the proposed cell phone tower at 214 Hio Ridge Road. As a career Air Force officer, my wife Maggie and I
have made 25 moves in our 49 years of marriage. We have been year-around residents and homeowners in Bridgton for 15 years, and in 2007 we purchased our dream retirement home on Frost Farm Road, with the hope that it would be our last move. The announcement of the proposed cell phone tower near our home has placed that hope in jeopardy, for the reasons listed below: • Because of my wife Maggie’s sensitivity to electromagnetic waves and compromised immune system, the construction of a cell phone tower near our home would require us to sell our dream home and move elsewhere. LETTERS, Page A
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Middle class Cry the beloved country down to 31 Small World
(Continued from Page A) think of all the rich, having to pay taxes when they earned their money! The humanity!” Then he burst into tears, as usual. Thanks to generous tax structures, America’s Forbes Four Hundred — 400 people! — now wallow in as much wealth as the bottom 60% of households in the United States — more than 200 million people! Now, even Canada’s bottom onefifth of earners are richer than their counterparts in the United States. Sensing danger in this toxic situation, Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper has asked Parliament to erect a fence along the three thousand mile border with the United States to, as he said, “keep the illegals out of this, the greatest country on earth.” He said Canada is now prepared to turn away even the busloads of U.S. senior citizens traveling north in order to buy their prescriptions at a fair price. In a typical gesture of international cooperation and anti-democratic action, the U.S. government may offer the Canadians military aid. Seal teams at border crossings will shoot any private vanloads of senior American “tourists” attempting to access the benefits of an actual functioning pharmaceuticals program. In related news, President Obama yesterday announced the cancellation of this year’s Hunger Games. “The Games were a lot of fun, instilled real initiative in our younger folks, but such events give people the wrong idea,” the president said. “As all Americans know, there is no hunger in this great country, unemployment is virtually non-existent, business is booming in this great country and everything is great. Anyone who is not ‘on message’ with us on this issue will face deportation under the Alien and Sedition Acts, along with the millions of other people who do not belong in this great country. Did I mention this is a great country? Well, it is.” Asked for a Republican response, or at least a sign of brainwave activity, the Senate Minority Caucus responded, “All this good economic news is not to the president’s credit, but to the credit of the real Americans of this great country, hard-working entrepreneurs who have dreamed up ways to sell things to people who don’t really need anything but somehow manage to buy stuff out of pure patriotic spirit, despite the fact that we’ve almost successfully eliminated the wage-earning class in this great country. Really, how do people do it? Obamacare! Benghazi! Boo!” Mike Corrigan lives in the great city of Lewiston.
(Continued from Page A) • A 130-foot cell phone tower is simply not appropriate or compatible with a residential and recreation area of Bridgton where it will be visible to dozens of homes. Mountain Road and Hio Ridge Road are the two roads that circle Bridgton’s gem, Moose Pond. The campgrounds off Hio Ridge have been a draw to people from all over the world for years. To deface this well-traveled area with a cell phone tower seems irresponsible and sad. • Since we have excellent cell phone reception here on Frost Farm Road, I question the need for a cell phone tower in this neighborhood. Prior to your vote, I strongly urge you to require the company to conduct a radio frequency study at their expense to determine the need for a tower on Hio Ridge Road. For the sake of health, the environment and our neighborhood, I strongly urge the members of the Bridgton Planning Board to disapprove this proposal. Gary L. Burhite Colonel, USAF (Retired) Bridgton
To The Editor: I have had more than a few people come up to me
and ask if the petition that is going around recommends that the old Town Hall be torn down. The direct answer is “NO.” This petition asks that no repairs other than emergency repairs be made to the hall in the next fiscal year and that any monies beyond these repairs not be included in this coming budget. Why is this being recommended? Because there are a lot of questions that have to be addressed before any action is taken on this building. What is the actual cost of total repairs on this building? The cost to heat this building is about $21,000, has this been considered in the repairs? Have any local contractors been consulted on possible ways to repair this structure? What are we going to have after any repairs are made? Is it wise to use BCDG Funds on this building, and what will this creating for the future? One question that is still not answered and must be soon: is this building the place that high-impact sports can be conducted, and if not, what plans are now in place to remedy this problem? One has to ask if we keep using the Town Hall as we are now, will this create further costly repairs? The paramount issue is that the tax rate is going up to around 71 cents, give or take, and can these repairs be held off for this year to save the taxpayer a few dollars? Taking all this into consideration, what can you do to make sure this money does not get into the new budget? On June 10, the day before
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Every worthy foreign crushed. The more people who are killed, the service officer is obliged larger the ranks of the to maintain balance in insurgents. assessing the country with Even more imporwhich he is involved. by Henry Precht tant than security is the Avoid “clientelism” is the economy. Egypt’s poorly rule. Understand them, yes. BN Columnist Identify with them, not at trained work force with all. Respect them, sure. Feel limited capital and shodaffection for them, nothing dy infrastructure will doing. create an unmanageable I plead guilty when it comes to Egypt. I worked there level of discontent. The famous Egyptian patience and the two years as a vice consul in the 1950s and four years in temporary infusion of cash from Saudi Arabia will not be the 1980s as deputy ambassador. My attachment to the enough to avoid the impending disaster. country — often severely tested — persists. It is a poor Washington is unhappily not in a position to help. In place — increasingly so — with limited and poorly man- part because of the turmoil and confusion of a revolution aged resources. It is a hard life for its now 80 million (20 in progress and, in part, because of a lack of clear direction million in 1964) citizens. Yet, they are overwhelmingly of U.S. policy. Obama and the rest of us are the targets of kind, intelligent, generous and full of good humor. They intense anti-American feeling. Our giving the military a couldn’t have lasted over 6,000 years as a nation without few helicopters won’t relieve that problem. the talent for laughing at their own distress. Egypt may not perform as critical a role as it did under But now, I don’t know what to think. Last week, around Nasser and, to a lesser extent, under Sadat and Mubarak, 700 people were sentenced to death for the killing of one but it still can influence events and trends in a turbulent policeman in a riot. The trial lasted a few minutes and region. Libya to the west and Syria, Iraq and Lebanon to followed a similar tribunal a few weeks earlier which the east are unstable and who knows what lies ahead for imposed the death penalty on some 500 men (later reduced Israel-Palestine and the Persian Gulf. Then, to the south Ethiopia builds a dam, which could threaten the main to life sentences, except for 37 individuals.) It used to be that the judiciary was the only honorable source of Nile water. Can Egypt manage? Three significant groups contest and independent Egyptian institution under the rule of its dictators. Now it seems to follow the guidance of military power: the mass of traditional, deeply religious supporters officers who overthrew the freely elected government of of the Moslem Brotherhood who feel their election victory the Moslem Brotherhood, a non-extremist, but inexperi- was stolen from them; the semi-secular, semi-Westernized, enced and incompetent group. Protests followed and then primarily big city people who helped make the revolution a harsh crackdown. On Aug. 14, over 1,000 were killed, and felt the MB was stealing it; and the Army which is thousands have been jailed. effectively a nation within a nation with its own economy In the past, Egyptians have always been able to muddle (farms, factories, stores) and deep inter-group loyalties. through. After the Israeli attacks in 1956 and 1967, the Forthcoming elections predictably will put General al-Sisi country was devastated, but survived and managed to in charge. We shall see, but he doesn’t seem the charisrebuild materially and morally, eventually making peace matic figure the nation needs at this stage. with Israel. I’m not sure they can manage it this time; There we have it. A tough test for those with abiding prolonged civil strife seems in prospect. affection for “the Gift of the Nile.” If my description is The military rulers think they can bring security by accurate, there remains only one option for us outsiders. using the “iron fist” until rebellion is quelled. I think they Stand aside and wait. Only Egyptians can shape their own are wrong. Egypt is a deeply religious nation; nowhere future Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer. in the Middle East has a movement led by Islam been
KALE LOVERS GET GROUNDED: Diana Hibbard, County. Hibbard (left) stands next to Pat Griffin, the onMaine Cooperative Extension Home Horticulture coor- site master gardener for the community gardens located dinator, swings by the Naples Community Garden dur- behind the Naples Town Office. (De Busk Photo) ing the workday for master gardeners in Cumberland town meeting, you can vote to not have these funds put into next year’s budget by voting on a referendum question. The next day at the town meeting, you can vote “NO” on any warrant questions that pertain to any funds for this project. We can all choose to ignore this all and just pay higher taxes, but if I know the people of Bridgton, you will act. Mike Tarantino Bridgton
Supper is big success
To The Editor: As president of the Trustees of Bridgton Historical Society, I would like to express my thanks to the people and organizations that made our recent bean supper a success. First, a big thank you goes to the Bridgton Community Center for the use of their building for the dinner. This community resource is a true asset to the town. The kitchen is a delight to work in. Second, I want to express our gratitude to Hannaford supermarket (Bridgton) for the generous donation of ham for our supper. Third, I would like to thank our volunteers. Dick Danis and Bonnie Trafford for the loving labor they put into making real New Englandstyle baked beans: you provided the heart of the supper — thank you! Additionally, I would like to thank Donna and Ken Gibbs for making cornbread, all of our wonderful pie-makers, and the hands-on volunteers the night of the event: Tom and Elna Stone (has anyone else noticed that when there are good works to be
done in the community, Tom and Elna seem to be in the middle of it?), John Anderson, Bonnie Trafford, Dick Danis, Ken Gibbs and Jim Medcalf (standing in for Lega!); as well as our guests, who braved a rainy evening to come for show their support for BHS. Finally, I want to thank Don Perkins for coming to share his enormous knowledge of the Society’s endangered barn at Narramissic. Don’s enthusiasm for the barn’s medieval English heritage has helped many of us to see that the Temperance Barn is not just a big old barn, but a fascinating and important structure that can tell us a lot about the people who came to Bridgton in the 18th and 19th century and turned a wilderness into prosperous farms and a very special town. Margaret Reimer President of the Trustees Bridgton Historical Society
To The Editor: I’d like to address all my military veteran friends from the town of Fryeburg. By now, many of you already know how grateful I am to you. Remembering your service to our country, even when most people were cursing or spitting on veterans returning home from tours of duty on Asian soil, has been a basic platform for my own decisions more in recent years than when I was asked by my Girl Scout leader to carry the flag for my troop in the Memorial Day Parade when I was nine years old. Ok guys,
if I turn 65 this July, how long ago was that most memorable walk down Main Street? I haven’t been a member of any of the tradition groups who march for a long time. But, I have attended as many parades as possible over the years. The tradition now known as Valley Pride Day held on May 3, 2014 helps, but it does not erase my disappointment at not seeing mentioned of a parade on May 26, 2014 in Fryeburg. The last one I attended nearly pushed me to tears because of the reduced number of people marching and the small number of us attending. Few people make time for traditions. Their rush around lives propelled by evermore impressive communication gadgets prevent them from fitting Veterans Day gatherings in late fall, or Memorial Day parades in May into their time schedules. Never mind that children seem to be learning less and less in school about major historical figures such as Ben Franklin and other key inventors, or the sacrifices made by past generations, or that they often don’t know what is currently happening around the world past brief MSN or CNN reports. Before the internal combustion engine made it possible to ride into battle in motorized armored vehicles, there was a special assignment as flag bearer. Our flags were never to touch the ground. If the flag bearers were severely injured or killed, another soldier was expected to grab the flag. This tradition was the basis for my placing my name on the ballot for the School Board alternate position for 2014. I do not wish to replace
anyone willing to continue serving our community. I ran for an open spot on the School Board recently, not knowing if anyone else would. I was very pleased when a person with children attending school right now offered his time. I am glad that Linda has chosen to remain in her office, too. Not many people know how to properly dispose of very old or severely damaged flags. Since most of my military veteran friends do, I’d like any of them who survive me to see to it that I am respectfully escorted to my final resting place by someone, not necessarily one of you. Bagpipes and bugles mean a lot to me. May any of you who precede me in reaching your own final spot, rest in peace. P.S. Does it bother any of you that children are being more and more dependent on reassurance and praise from pictures and voices on electronic devices than from adults and actual events around them, or from within themselves as we managed to do without added expenses? Entertainment is fine, but I pray it does not replace the satisfaction of using our own intellectual and physical abilities to get a job or project accomplished. Where will we be when there is no longer a way to produce electricity, or the power lines become too worn out (or knocked out by natural disasters?) Hopefully we won’t be around to witness that type of calamity. But, it will be for the best if people do have to return to hard work and basic survival skills. Also, horses do not fill the air with harmful smog, and their droppings eventually make good LETTERS, Page A
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Putting words in our mouths
Bird Watch by Jean Preis
was. You can’t say “illegal Don’t tell someone immigrant” either, even to “Man Up” at Duke when describing someone University. It’s “offensive who immigrated illegally. language” according to Many media outlets have an official campaign on by Tom McLaughlin banned it too, including campus called “You Don’t the Associated Press. Say.” There are black and BN Columnist Progressives believe white posters all around that if they can control picturing three wimpywhat words we use, they looking young men caucan control how we think. tioning against certain words or phrases. The first proclaims: “I don’t say ‘Man The “Gay and Lesbian Advocates And Defenders” or Up’ because the strongest people I know have cried GLAAD, issued the eighth edition of its Media Reference in front of me, regardless of their age, gender or sex.” Guide in 2010. They list as “Problematic” such phrasMasculinity isn’t politically correct on today’s campuses es as “sex-change” or “pre-operative” or “post-operative.” They recommend “transition,” cautioning to “avoid and it’s scary for 21st century progressives. Another claims “I don’t say ‘Tranny’ because it’s over-emphasizing surgery when discussing transgender insulting to transgender and genderqueer communities.” people.” Got that? And never say “bathroom bill” either Wasn’t “queer” deemed offensive way back in the 20th because “it’s a term used by far-right extremists to oppose century? Did the word get a progressive pardon I didn’t non-discrimination laws that protect transgender people. hear about? And I thought a “tranny” was a transmission The term is geared to incite fear and panic at the thought of in a truck or a car. Boy, am I out of touch. Hope it’s still encountering transgender people in public restrooms. Use non-discrimination law/ordinance instead.” okay to say “boy.” So ladies: If you see a huge man who claims he’s a Duke University shouldn’t be telling anyone what to say or not say, but it is anyway. The university lost all woman come into the ladies’ room, don’t even think about credibility when it hung its own lacrosse team out to dry whether he’s had his you-know-what cut off or not. It’s based on the false charges of an unstable woman working offensive even to let that enter your mind. GLAAD even calls the word “homosexual” offenas a stripper. They were obviously bogus, but because the accuser was a black female and the accused were “privi- sive. The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the leged” upper-middle-class white males, 88 of Duke’s fac- Associated Press evidently agree because they’ve banned ulty signed a petition that presumed them guilty “regard- the word in their style manuals. To say “homosexual relaless of the results of the police investigation,” as part of tionship” is “extremely offensive” because such a phrase is “frequently used by anti-gay extremists to denigrate their introductory paragraph read. No matter that the accuser was proven to have lied and gay people.” Neither can you say “gay agenda” because is now in prison for murder. No matter that the district there isn’t any gay agenda — in spite of what their Media attorney was removed and disbarred for his conduct in Reference Guide obviously embodies. It’s offensive to say the case. No matter that the university settled out of court so, just like it’s offensive to describe an illegal immigrant for an undisclosed sum in a lawsuit by the falsely-accused as an illegal immigrant. Got it? “Disordered” is defamatory says GLAAD. So when players. None of the 88 progressive faculty members have apologized for what they did to those “privileged” white the Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is both “intrinsically disordered” and “objectively disordered,” guys. Other things we shouldn’t be saying include words like it’s on a collision course with GLAAD. GLAAD praises the Washington Post’s guidelines “bitch” and the slang word sometimes used to describe a cat or part of the female anatomy. Heck, my mother told which caution against mentioning identifying homosexume not to say those things 50 years ago. I’m okay with als in anything but a positive light, as in: “Describing a discouraging them on campus, but other words my mother slaying, for instance, should suffice without referring to hated are fine for progressives, especially that four-letter it as a homosexual slaying.” All these guidelines are volf-word. That’s ubiquitous as an adjective, noun, verb or untary, of course. If anyone might think about violating any other way you wish to say it. On other campuses are them, they should first think about what GLAAD did to campaigns to eliminate the word “bossy” when describ- Phil Robertson and Brendan Eich. If you don’t watch what ing any female. It’s just as bad as “bitch” in progres- you say, they’d be more than GLAAD to do it to you too. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school sive nomenclature. My mother was okay with us saying “bossy” when describing my sister because she definitely U.S. History teacher.
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(Continued from Page A) manure for raising vegetables. I hope we don’t force them into extinction before we may need to rely on them once again. Your friend and advocate, Cindy Alden West Fryeburg
change things in midstream. My wife grew up here and she remembers lots of times and for lots of events that this building has been used. The school use to use it for events when the old gym on Gibbs Ave. was not fit to use. The town uses it for recreation events, voting and rents it out for events.
What happens to the building if the repairs are put off for another year? Will the repairs cost us more? Will we have to condemn the building and then pay the price for another hall to be built? It seems like if we were serious in spending money to get estimates, then we should be serious about getting the
repairs done. I know there are other places that the money could be spent, but since we already have put some money into this project, don’t you think we should finish this project? Robert J. Champagne Bridgton LETTERS, Page 10A
The old town hall
To The Editor: I thought we voted to get estimates and repair this historic building (Bridgton’s Town Hall). I know that some folks would rather see the monies go other places, but this is a part of Bridgton’s history. It appears that the ones that want to put a hold on this for one year are the same that wanted to keep anot have any changes to the town. If this is what they want, why not restore this building to what it was. It just seems like some A resident of Gray and a Master Gardener, Lorraine, shovels soil into a wheelbarpeople want to improve the row. (De Busk Photo) town and others just want to
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Two photos arrived in my e-mail inbox this week. In one photo, a snowy owl is standing on a grassy lawn on top of something white, surrounded by piles of white feathers. Sticking out of the white object on the ground is an orange webbed foot. The other photo shows a partially eaten male mallard duck. Snowy owls are two feet in length, with a wingspan of five feet. Males are almost pure white, females and immatures are white with dark barring or flecking. They are birds of the far north, who breed on the Arctic tundra and prey primarily on lemmings, but every few years many migrate south in winter, in what is known as an irruption, flying to the prairies and plains of Canada and the United States, to New England, and even farther south. The first time I saw a snowy owl was many years ago, when one was reported to be perching on the roof of a barn about an hour and a half from where I lived. It seemed unlikely that the owl would stay put until I could free up a day to drive out there, but finally we were able to go and try to find it. It was a beautiful winter day, the drive west among rolling hills was very scenic, and we managed to find the farm with no trouble. At the top of a snow covered field stood a large red barn. I unpacked my spotting scope and aimed it at the barn roof. There, to our surprise, as predicted, was a very large, pure white, snowy owl. It turned its head, and stared at us with bright yellow eyes. At that time, little was known about how snowy owls live, but it was believed their migrations south were triggered, in years when the Arctic lemming population crashed, by the need to find food. Birders expected this past winter might be one of those years, but by December, 2013, it was evident snowy owls were moving south in numbers that had not been seen in many decades, migrating as far as the Carolinas, and even Florida and Bermuda. Not only were many people getting a chance to see this handsome bird for the first time, but also scientists recognized it as an opportunity to learn more about these birds. Scott Weidensaul is a well-known naturalist and author, who has studied owls and other birds for years. His article about the snowy owl invasion, Have Lemmings, Will Travel, was printed in the March-April 2014 issue of Audubon Magazine, and redistributed on www.birds.audubon.org under the title, With So Many Snowies to Study, Scientists Are Discovering How Little We Know About This Bird. According to Weidensaul, in December, 2013, he and some colleagues hurriedly contacted scientists and other research experts across the areas where snowy owls were showing up in unusually high numbers, and they started Project SNOWstorm (SNOW is the four-letter code bird banders use for this species), to learn as much as possible about the owls. They trapped and banded snowy owls, took blood samples to determine sex and genetic makeup, and took tiny samples of feathers to identify chemical isotopes that can help determine where the owls originated. Through contacts in the Canadian Arctic, researchers knew that the lemming populations had exploded last summer, and the increase in prey resulted in an extremely successful breeding season for the snowy owls. As Weidensaul put it, “Lemmings are the engine that propels an irruption…”, but lemmings are not the owls’ only prey. Contrary to common belief, owls that come south are not starving, they are healthy, according to Norman Smith, a Project SNOWstorm collaborator who has studied snowy owls at Boston’s Logan Airport since 1981. Smith knows they are excellent hunters, capable of taking almost any animal prey, including birds. He has seen them take a kestrel, great blue herons, Canada geese, snow buntings, and brant. As part of a Project SNOWstorm team this winter, Weidensaul describes netting one snowy owl in Delaware, at the Assateague Island National Seashore, and attaching a small, “cutting-edge GPS transmitter”. After releasing the bird, named Assateague, daily reports from the transmitter indicated he moved around the shore areas. The greatest surprise, though, came at night, when the transmitter recorded the owl’s location every half-hour and showed him flying out over Delaware Bay, where it is believed he was hunting sleeping ducks on the water. A snowy owl, who at one time was thought to hunt only lemmings on land was, amazingly, hunting waterfowl over the ocean. In recent years, satellite tracking has provided evidence that snowy owls are even more nomadic than previously thought. They do not typically return to the site of former successful nests, which almost all other species of birds do, but instead may wander all over the Arctic, settling an average of 450 miles from where they had previously nested. In winter, some individuals head farther north where, according to Weidensaul, they spend the coldest darkest season on the pack ice. They concentrate along open water leads, where it is thought they take sea ducks such as eiders. OWLS, Page 10A
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A slow death
To The Editor: The warrant article (#9), initiated by citizen petition, asks that no funds, even those already set aside, be spent to stabilize the Town Hall beyond normal “emergency” repairs. People behind the petition are asking the town to let this important community building suffer a slow death. The community is being asked to allow the building to fall into such a state of decay that it would soon be beyond saving and all the more acceptable to tear down. (“We won’t tear it down now, we’ll just tear it down later.”) What other conclusions can we draw? People want us to turn our backs on a building that is the hub of the town’s public life. (One of the petition supporters has already suggested that the site would be a good fit for a restaurant.) The Town Hall is the place where the community comes together to make decisions. Ironically, the decision to foster further neglect will be made within the building itself. There are probably very few Bridgton residents who have never been in the Town Hall. From town meeting to tap dancing, from parties to ping pong, the Town Hall has
been an important center of community life. It is more than a drafty and decrepit structure. It has been fortified with the spirit of our town over more than 150 years. Just as it is unconscionable to withhold needed medical treatment from a person who needs it, it is equally indefensible to let our historic Town Hall deteriorate when it needs our care. If the building goes, a huge chunk of our community’s character will go with it. It shouldn’t escape notice that rehabilitation of an old home on Main Street, to be used far less by our community, has received funding through the Community Development Block Grant program. Similar funds have been designated for the Town Hall. Why should these funds be withheld from a building that has served the town so well and for so long? Don’t allow this to happen. Vote “NO” on Question 9. Dee Miller Bridgton
To The Editor: Bar Harbor residents who successfully opposed a cell tower in their town may have “deeper pockets” than Bridgton residents, but Rep. Barry Hobbins (D-Saco) should not dismiss Bridgton’s resources so lightly (“Not a fit for the Ridge,” 5/1/14). Money in politics seems to rule outcomes overall, but that could serve as a challenge to residents in the Hio Ridge area
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affronted by the prospect of the intrusive presence of a noisy, property value-depleting cell tower in their backyards. If we don’t protect our backyards, who will? At this point, the communications industry enjoys a reputation as a relatively clean industry. With time and ongoing investigation, however, that view could change. The tobacco, lead and chemical industries also enjoyed a favorable public appraisal at one time. Research on wireless technology and apparatus is expanding. Were we to pay heed to the precautionary principle, we would ask ourselves why a group of experts has formed the BioInitiative Working Group, which recently stated that “evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.” (www.bioinitiative.org) Sally Chappell Bridgton
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To The Editor: In March, I wrote three “letters to the editor” to The News regarding my struggles with Time-Warner Cable corporation. Three of my four part series were published in The Bridgton News — one was not. My intention then and now, is to present a real life case study to demonstrate the kind of insidious and deceptive marketing strategies that raise costs for all of us even
as our incomes and benefits are declining. There are many examples I could use such as the fluctuating cost of gas, heating fuel, food, education, etc. but for the moment I will settle on Time-Warner Cable Company to make my point. Two years ago, I moved to Bridgton from Sweden and contracted for standard services with Time-Warner that included my TV, Internet and telephone. The first rate I had was $114.21. In February, less than two years later, I was told that the standard rate now for such services is $192.38 per month. However, they said, because I am a “loyal” customer, I was offered a savings of $50.97 so now my monthly cost of service would be $141.41 when it was previously $124.42. Now, all this seems like a small matter of little or no consequence and, perhaps, instead of complaining, I could investigate and find other less costly telecommunication services. Alas, I have discovered that changing telecommunication providers is not always easy and usually, after an initial low-cost contract, monthly rates occur quickly along with added cost that are written in the kind of bureaucratic language that only those trained from the inside of the corporate structure can decipher and sometimes the language is even too much for them. I want to say that my enmity toward Time-Warner does not belong to them alone as, alas, I have become all too aware that such deceptive corporate practices are rampant. I am also aware that Time-
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GORHAM — Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant, the Rev. Douglas Heuiser. Douglas Linley Heuiser was given life by his creator being born on All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 1948. He was the child of Linley and Dorsey Heuiser of Sikeston, Mo. On Nov. 28, 1948, he received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God. On June 10, 1962, Douglas publicly professed his faith and was confirmed and received the life giving blood of Jesus Christ for the first time. On March 23, 2014, Douglas received the gift of a beloved companion in Elaine Jacqueline Waugh of Casco. Douglas was blessed with the gift of two children, Leah and Seth, from a previous marriage. The Lord blessed Douglas’ life with many special people as he served our Lord in ministry, family, and work. Finally, on April 30, 2014, God blessed Douglas with a holy death and took him home to rest in the arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead. Funeral services were held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 410 Main Street, Gorham, on Saturday, May 3, Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Allelluia! We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord, for Douglas Linley Heuiser. Donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in memory of Douglas Linley Heuiser.
CASCO — Paul Edwin Blake, 71, of Casco, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born on May 19, 1942, in Portland, the son of Katherine Dinan Blake and Avery Blake. He was the brother of Mary Blake Trufant and Prudence Blake Grindel Buzzell, all of whom predeceased him. He married Joy Farnsworth Blake in South Portland on Aug. 12, 1967. Paul was drafted in 1967 as airborne infantry in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam until he was wounded on May 15, 1968. He spent many months in Walter Reed Medical Center recovering from the loss of his eye. He was a dedicated employee of the United States Post Office, retiring after 30 years. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends he has made over the years at Kettle Cove and Sebago Lake. His door was always open to all who he loved. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey A. Blake of Casco and Jayson P. Blake of South Portland; two grandchildren; and his companion, Jennie MacDonald of Casco. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Portland. Interment will follow at Forest City Cemetery.
RAYMOND — Rosemary Simmons Tripp, 77, of Raymond, died at her home on Monday, April 28, 2014, after a courageous acceptance of her diagnosis of lung cancer less than four weeks earlier. She was born on Feb. 16, 1937, in Okemah, Okla., to Walter M. and Ozella Vica McHone Simmons. After her mother’s death at the age of one year, her father married her second mother, Dessa Caughern Simmons, who loved and raised Rosemary as her own daughter. Rosemary graduated from South Portland High School in June 1954, and would have celebrated her 60th high school reunion this summer. Rosemary worked throughout her life in various manufacturing and service positions, including Raytheon, Elmside Restaurant, Raymond Food Center and Migis Lodge. While her strong work ethic was a fundamental element of her character, what most defined Rosemary was her strong commitment to and love of her family. Rosemary married Charles H. Tripp in 1955, and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage before his death in 2002. Their family was the center of their lives, and she and her husband were selfless when it came to their children — always putting their own needs behind those of their children. Most significantly, they impressed upon their children the importance of strong values and of putting family first. Both while she worked and into her retirement, she lovingly took care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, while their parents worked or traveled. Rosemary was very active in her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren’s lives, and attended nearly every event in which they were involved, whether in Maine or out of state, including recreational, high school, and collegiate athletic events, dance recitals, drama and musical productions, and academic achievement events. She was a recognized presence at events in the Raymond and Windham school systems for more than 50 years. She was the mom who could always be counted upon to make the best cookies, pies, or cakes to support any group in which her family was involved. There was no one who could put a delicious dinner together faster for her children, grandchildren, and their friends when they stopped by her home, and “no” was never an acceptable answer. Nor was it possible to leave the table with a “small” helping of any part of the meal. She had a way of making people feel important to her and a part of her family, especially when they were connected in some way to her children or grandchildren. Her children’s spouses and their families became her family too. Taking care of her family — whether attending performances or competitions, personally being there when grandchildren got off the school bus, making food, sending care packages to college, or ironing their clothes — brought her greatest joy and fulfillment. Creating and honoring family traditions, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and family camping vacations were paramount to her. Rosemary was a committed member of the community and her church. During her working years, she was active not only in the schools, but also in the Raymond Recreation Association and the Democratic Party in Raymond. She was a member of the Raymond Village Community Church for nearly 60 years, and taught nursery school, supported missions work, and worked on church suppers. She was named an elder of the church in 2006, and she and her close church friends, Anne Harriman, and centenarian Muriel Yeager, were affectionately known as the “Golden Girls,” getting together for years every Sunday after church for lunch and shopping. She loved to be out, visiting friends, going out to eat, or playing cards. She had a sense of urgency that was unparalleled, and always wanted things “done yesterday.” Music was a central part of her life, and her stereo could often be heard from several houses away. She was a talented baker and made special cakes and wedding cakes for friends and their families. She loved her former home of more than fifty years on Main Street, and could typically be seen on “her front porch with the beautiful pink flowers” sitting with friends and watching the life of the town pass by. Rosemary and her husband embodied the values they taught their children — the importance of hard work, education, achievement, perseverance, and honoring friendships. Their legacies to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the blessing of a strong family and their unconditional love. Their lives symbolized their most important lesson to their family — that wealth is not measured by how much you In Memory of own or how much you make, but instead is measured by the strength of your family’s love and 5/1/1932 ~ 9/3/2013 commitment to each other and by your character. Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Vicki Gordan, Denise Pulkkinen and Jacqueline Latham; son, Charles H. Tripp Jr.; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and an older brother, Ramon Simmons. There will be no visiting hours. There will be a celebration of life service at Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Missing you, Mom, Main Street, Raymond, at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Arrangements on Mother’s Day are by Hall Funeral Home, and every day! Casco. In lieu of flowers, the family Love asks that donations be made in Rosemary’s name to Raymond Tracy, Diehl, Jolene, Village Community Church. Lisha, Deasy & families
CASCO — Richard Littleton Holden, 74, of Casco, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Bridgton Hospital. He was born on July 22, 1939, in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late Theodore and Katherine (Sugrue) Holden, and lived in New England all his life. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., in 1962 and was employed at United Technologies Research Laboratories in East Hartford, Conn., for several years before founding a microwave communication business, Spectrum Communications, in Glastonbury, Conn., in 1973. He is survived by a brother, Carroll (Joe) Holden of Bolton, Conn.; a sister, Katherine (Holden) Sama of Casco; two former wives, Elizabeth (Naylor) Holden of West Hartford, Conn. and LorrahJean Holden of Harwich, Mass.; three sons, James Holden of Raymond, Scott Holden of San Francisco, Calif., and Justin Holden of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; two daughters, Deborah Holden of West Hartford, Conn. and Alexandra Holden of Boston, Mass.; a grandson and many nieces. Calling hours were on Monday, May 4, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A celebration of life was held Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home followed by a reception at Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Road, Casco. The family held a private graveside service following the celebration. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Casco Village Church Food Pantry.
Mione R. Record SOUTH PARIS — Mione R. Record, 88, of Stearns Hill Road in South Paris, passed away at her home on Friday, May 2, 2014, after a brief hospitalization. Our mother was born in South Paris on March 15, 1926, the daughter of Eugene and Rose Smith Robinson, the oldest of four children. She attended the Hungry Hollow School and graduated from Paris High School in 1943. On July 3, 1943 she married Carroll “Bud” Record at the Rev. Rensel Colby’s house next to the Paris High School. Together they built a home and raised seven children. Growing up we heard stories about the many camping and fishing trips taken up country with her parents, sometimes crossing rough waters at night to get to the island. Sunday was a family day and usually meant piling all of us into the car with a picnic basket, lots of Kool-Aid and no particular destination as long as it was on back roads. While raising all of us, Mom first assisted her mother with leadership of the Hungry Hollow Hie-Hoe 4-H Club, then continued as its leader for many years thereafter. She made sure that all of her 4-H’ers were diligent with their projects, completing and going above and beyond all yearly requirements. Each member had to give a demonstration every year competing against other 4H’ers in Oxford County and she usually wrote the demonstrations. For many years Mom and Dad enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, going to bluegrass festivals and just riding through the countryside. Saturday night card playing brought family back for rousing games of “73,” a card game she learned from her parents and passed on to us and our children. Mom loved to read and was well-known for her ability to spell correctly and do math in her head-quicker than you could do it on paper. She had a quick wit and a great sense of humor which she used frequently. She had a great love for local history and valued her extensive collection of old photos, including historical pictures of Snow’s Falls Village back when there were several manufacturing plants before the fire that destroyed them. She also spent years gathering and documenting a genealogical history of our ancestors, dating back to the Mayflower. While she worked at various jobs over the years, Mom was proudest of her years at W.T. Grant’s and Woolworth’s, where she worked in the yard goods department. She loved to sew and wouldn’t hesitate to rip out and fix seams, zippers, and frayed collars, as well as making quilts and gifts. Survivors include seven children: Lloyd and his wife Linda of West Paris, Lorraine Hill of Rock Springs, Wyo., Sidney and partner Francine of South Paris, Loretta Greene and husband Ted of Sebago, Rosalyn Jennings and partner Terry of Rock Springs, Wyo., James of West Paris, and Jean Federico and husband Robert of South Paris; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Robinson and wife Polly and Douglas Robinson all of South Paris; a sister-in-law, Leona Record of Oxford; a brother-in-law, Edwin Record of South Paris; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carroll “Bud” Record; and daughter Shirley. Mom and Dad were lifelong friends with Ralph and Betty Merrill of South Paris. After Dad’s death Ralph continued his weekly visits with Mom, which she always looked forward to. She also enjoyed visits with Veikko Piirainen, their long-time friend and next door neighbor. While Mom had lost much of her memory to dementia she lived at home surrounded by her books, pictures, family and friends. We especially appreciate the wonderful loving care given by her caregivers, Sarah, Darci, Tressey, Mariah and Sheryl, as well as Sidney, who stayed with her every night. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., South Paris with interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Paris Cape Historical Society, 19 Park Street, South Paris, ME 04281.
Donald E. Poole WINDHAM — Donald E. Poole, 71, died on April 28, 2014, in Santa Barbara, Calif., due to complications from cancer. Born in Somerville, N.J., on July 6, 1942, Don was the oldest of three sons of Jack E. and Charlotte M. Lund Poole, both since deceased. Don graduated from Somerville High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He served stateside with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky., from 1965 to 1967. Donald belonged to Corner Stone Masonic Lodge No. 216 in Portland, where he served for a time as chaplain and treasurer of the corporation. He was also a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite. Often described as “such as nice guy,” Don will be remembered for his wonderful smile, his kind ways and his corny wit — which he came by honestly from his father; a trait inherited by his brothers as well. Feared only for his prowess at “Jeopardy,” what else would you expect from someone who read the encyclopedia and dictionary as a child, all the way through, really! Don also read National Geographic cover to cover for decades. Don loved to travel. He was happy with a short ride in his local ranges, a trip to a European or an Asian destination, or reading a map in the car while waiting for his wife. He found pleasure in each. He enjoyed finding a new local view and couldn’t wait to show this discovery to his wife when she returned from a business trip. He played golf. He would have a bad game the first day of the season and never play the rest of the year. Don was one darn good tennis player and very competitive at everything. He would go to the bars in the Old Port and shoot pool with the fishermen; professional “accountant” when asked. He was a good pool player and enjoyed all people. His daughter is one heck of a pool player, too. Don’s career in finance followed a deliberate path. He enjoyed strategic planning, operations, absorbing nuances of the different industries he entered, understanding the competition, serving in V.P. and CFO roles in Maine. After serving as V.P. and CFO of G.H. Bass & Co. (footwear), Don became Vice President of Finance & Administration of Maine Cottage Furniture, helping a colleague from Bass grow and become nationally-recognized. Some of us can relate to that! Unfortunately the company is no longer, but the look lives on, yes, it was a good idea. Don served as V.P. Finance & Administration of Sebago, Inc. (footwear) directing finance, HR, IT, and customer service. As a retirement strategist for NorthStar, Don realized he did not like sales but he passed the difficult Series 7 with one of the highest scores in Maine! He served as CFO of J. Weston Walch, Publisher (educational materials) until his retirement. Early in his career, Don worked for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey, American Home Products in New York City, and Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc. in Connecticut. Don officially retired in August of 2005. On Oct. 9, 1995, Don married the former Nellie D. Fish in New Orleans, La. Nellie was at Don’s side when he passed away. They have been living in Goleta, Calif., for the past three years with their muchloved cats, Andy and Katie. Don is survived by his wife, Nellie of Windham and Goleta, Calif.; his daughter Rebecca Susan Poole of South Bridgton; brothers Jeffrey Poole and Allen “Chris” Poole, both of Bridgewater, N.J.; two grandchildren; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Don’s greatest joy was spending time with his wife, daughter, grandchildren and brothers. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visiting hours were held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, with a Masonic ritual service at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, an 11 a.m. funeral service will be held at North Deering Congregational Church, Washington Avenue, Portland. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www. ctcrawford.com Those desiring may make a donation in Don’s memory to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75256-0309, or Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Rd., South Portland, ME 04106.
Donna L. Dube BRIDGTON — Donna Lee (Conrad) Dube, 59, of Lovell, died after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Bridgton Hospital. She was the wife of Francis A. “Fran” Dube. Donna was born on May 17, 1954, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the late Emerson D. and Carol (Waitt) Conrad. She grew up in Lynn, attending local area schools, and graduated from Lynn English High School as a member of the class of 1972. She married Fran on Oct. 10, 1986. She worked for JRC in Swampscott, Mass. After moving to Maine in 1989, she worked for both the Center Lovell Inn and the Center Lovell Post Office. Donna spent much of her spare time quilting. She enjoyed her flower gardens and canning all the vegetables that her husband grew in his garden. She also enjoyed snowmobiling and cooking. She loved spending time with her family, especially when her grandchildren would come over to visit. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughter Lindsay Crooker-Mazariego, and her two children, Marcelo and William Mazariego, all of South Paris; and her two stepsons, Michael Dube of Swampscott, Mass., and Paul Dube, his wife Lindsey and their son Nicholas Dube, all of Marblehead, Mass. She also leaves three brothers, Donald Conrad of Lynn, Mass., Daniel Conrad and his wife Nancy of South Berwick, and Douglas Conrad, also of Lynn, Mass.; as well as two sisters, Debra Morrissey of Woburn, Mass., and Diane Monks of Lynn, Mass.; and aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews. She was also the grandmother of the late baby Steven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at #4 Cemetery, Kimball Road, in Lovell. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Donna’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.
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Mary S. Leonard Mary Stiles Leonard, 94, died peacefully on Friday, May 2, 2014 after a long and gradual period of declining health. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y., on March 28, 1920, and attended Syracuse University. She was married to William J. Leonard, who predeceased her in 2010, for 72 years. The couple lived much of their life together in the various suburbs of Hartford, Conn., before moving to the Knight’s Hill community in Bridgton. They subsequently lived in Scottsville, N.Y., then returned to Bridgton, before becoming residents of Quail Hollow in West Lebanon, N.H. near their daughter Linda Fowler. After Bill’s death, Mary moved to Harvest Hill in Lebanon, N.H. and spent her last days at the Genesis Lebanon Center. Mary had an artistic bent that she expressed in oil paint or watercolor. She enjoyed classical music, frequently gave music lessons to young beginners, and played the piano until failing eyesight curtailed her daily practice sessions. She was famous for her lemon meringue pie. Her enthusiasm for travel and meeting new people was legendary within her family. She and Bill traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. On one of their many trips to the British Isles, she had the thrill of meeting James Herriot, a favorite author. Mary spent the early years of her marriage raising her two daughters before joining Allstate Insurance Company. After retirement, she actively engaged in volunteer pursuits, particularly with various Episcopal parishes, as a member of the Molly Ockett Chapter of the DAR in Maine, and in support of the Bridgton Hospital. Mary is survived by her daughters, Linda Fowler of Hanover, N.H. and Mary Hansley of Islamorada, Fla. “Grammy” provided unconditional love and support to her four grandchildren and delighted in their company. She was adored by her eight greatgrandchildren to whom she was devoted. Her favorite times were family gatherings enlivened with good food, wine and singing. Interment will take place at a later date in the family plot at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.
Francis R. Meakem FRYEBURG – Francis R. “Sailor” Meakem, age 63, died peacefully Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta after a lengthy illness. Sailor is survived by his wife, Jolene Barker of Fryeburg; as well as his loving children, Joel Meakem of Kingston, N.Y., and Francie Meakem of Bartlett, N.H. He also leaves behind his mother, Barbara Mees, of Waterford, Conn.; as well his brothers and sisters: John Meakem of Silver Spring, Md., Donald Meakem of Willimantic, Conn., Julie Carignan of Coventry, Conn., Brenda Perkins of Windham, Conn., and Michael Meakem of Dayville, Conn. He also raised three stepchildren including: Clayton Barker, Amy Winslow, and Joshua Baker. He was also a loving grandfather to five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Frank was born in Portland, and grew up in Willimantic, Conn. He served two years with distinction as a Marine in Vietnam, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart. He was wounded by a mine on patrol near Phu Bai, and medically discharged shortly thereafter. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest. He moved back home to Bridgton in 1990. Sailor founded and served for 28 years as President of the VNVMC (Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club) Northeast. He was a member of the Masons Pythagorean Lodge in Fryeburg. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frank Meakem to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org
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Graveside services for Gardner “Pat” Norton will be held A Graveside Service will be held for William O’Shea, foron Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Number 4 Cemetery in merly of Naples, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 12 noon at the Lovell. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Edes Falls Cemetery on Route 11, Naples. Fr. Samuel Madza of Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. St. Joseph Church, Bridgton, will officate. Bill died December 25, 2013 in Florida.
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SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward Rupert Conrod, 97, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the South Portland Nursing Home. He was born in Rumford Point, on July 3, 1916, the son of Daniel and Medora (Taylor) Conrod. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He enjoyed gardening, reading, whittling and working with his hands. Edward married Grace E. Johnson and together they raised five children, John, Richard, Daniel, Beverly and Lewis. Edward was employed during various times as a carpenter, plumber and heating technician, and was owner of Conrod Heating and Plumbing. He was an Honor Guard with the V.F.W. and a member of the East Hebron Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace E. Conrod; two sons, Richard E. Conrod formerly of Bridgton and Eddie R. Conrod, Jr. formerly of Minnesota. He is survived by his children, John L. Conrod of California, Daniel F. Conrod of Lewiston, Beverly J. O’Connell of South Portland, Lewis C. Conrod of Florida, Shirley Barten of Minnesota, Eddie and Jocelyn Conrad of Tennesse, William Swan of Warren; his daughter-in-law, Diane Conrod of Bridgton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 8 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9 at the funeral home. Committal service with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, following the service. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., May 8 — Tai Chi Maine, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. Thur., May 8 — “Pump It Up,” 3rd & final class on preventing heart failure, 3 to 5 p.m., Bridgton Hospital Physician Group Conference Room. FMI: 647-6050. Fri., May 9 — Tai Chi Maine, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Fri., May 9 — Literary Club discusses The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, 1 p.m., library. Fri., May 9 — Joy of Singing, 3 p.m., Community Center. Sat., May 10 — Make Mother’s Day Paper Flowers, 10:30 a.m., library. Sat., May 10 — Judy Garbow, animal communicator, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-2472. Sat., May 10— Democratic Committee Pot Luck Supper “Meet the Candidates” 69 p.m., meet Shenna Bellows, Community Center. Mon., May 12 — Bridgton Community Band rehearsal, 7 p.m.,Town Hall. FMI 647-5266. Tue., May 13 — Tai Chi Maine, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. Tue., May 13 — Friends of Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., library. Tue., May 13 — Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30 a.m., library. Tue., May 13 — Book Making & Binding, 3:30 p.m., library. Tue., May 13 — Bridgton Literary Taskforce, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Community
Center. Wed., May 14 — Financial Advisor, 11 a.m., library. Wed., May 14 — Portland Public Library Bookmobile, 11 a.m., library. Wed., May 14 — Read with Holly Dog, 3:30 p.m., library. Wed., May 14 — Encore Presentation of films by students of Southern Maine Commuity College, 6 p.m., Magic Lantern. Thur., May 15 — Tai Chi Maine, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. Thur., May 15 — Annual Chamber Dinner Auction, silent auction 5 p.m., dinner 6:15 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m., Goldsmith Dining Hall, Bridton Academy. Thur., May 15 — Bruce Mandel in concert, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Noble House Inn, Highland Rd. Thur., May 15 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. Fri., May 16 — Maine wildflowers with Ursula Duve, Holt Pond Preserve, 9 a.m. Fri., May 16 — Tai Chi Maine, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall. Sat., May 17 — Annual Plant and Bake Sale with Car Wash, 8 a.m.- noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Sat., May 17 — Portland Public Library Bookmobile, 11 a.m. to noon, North Bridgton Library. Sat., May 17 — Public Baked Bean Suppah, 5-6:30 p.m.,Bridgton Health Care Center. Sun., May 18 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. All welcome, equipment provided free. 7 tables. Sun., May 18 — Public
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(Continued from Page 10A) of the Republican National Committee. I believe the Koch brothers, Shaun and others now have won their right to participate in owning the political and economic system of America. I also believe that our government is subsidizing our financial system with a “quantitative easement” program to bail out our corrupt financial industry requiring America to be billions of dollars in debt to China. Please see proof of this in the Sunday, May 4, New York Times magazine section devoted to the causes, consequences and solutions to horrendous income inequality that has occurred and continues to occur until flesh and blood human beings realize they must speak up and do something about this situation. So, now back to TimeWarner Cable and the part they play with the help of the non-regulatory agency of the FCC. Do we not see how COMCAST, Time-Warner, multi-national corporations, Wall Street and the one percent with the complicity of our
governmental representatives have confused and manipulated us to the extent that we do not even know what is going on, how things work, much less how to effectively speak up or obtain a sustainable standard of living, justice and peace for ourselves, our neighbors and those we love. Thank God for a free press. Thank God I live in a country that will not kill or imprison us for going on a mission to educate ourselves, reason best we can and speak up. In this case, I probably haven’t a chance of making Time-Warner Cable and/or COMCAST more just and caring to ordinary American citizens and consumers like myself but, at least, I am trying in the little ways I have available to make a difference. Throughout history, I’ve known that change comes about because first there is one, then there might be another inspired to practice and promote when needed a bit more empathy, compassion and justice and principles of democracy while using one’s constitutional rights of civil liberties even if one is a person and not a corporation. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton LETTERS, Page 13A
CHERYL JOHNSON, a resident of Bridgton for close to 30 years, had a well-attended book signing event last Saturday, May 3, at the Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook. She is currently working on her sixth book. Her books are available at Amazon.com and can be purchased locally at Bridgton Books on Main Street. Supper, 5 p.m. South Bridgton Congregational Church. For reservations call 647-2800. BROWNFIELD Fri., May 9 — Brownfield Rec Meeting, 3 p.m., Community Center. CASCO Sat., May 10 — Last Supper of The Sunshine Club, 5 to 6 p.m., Crescent Lake Community Hall. Mon., May 12 — Dowsing — Finding Water and Grave Sites, by Wayne Holmquist, 6:30 p.m., Raymond-Casco Historical Museum, Rte. 302. DENMARK Fri., May 9 — Moderate hike to Mount Major, Alton, N.H., by Denmark Mountain Hikers, meet 8 a.m. at Denmark Congregational Church. FMI: 756-2247. FRYEBURG Fri., May 9 — Jonathan Demme’s Enzo Avitabile, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Sat., May 10 — Met Opera Live in HD, La Cenerentola, 1 p.m. Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. Sun., May 11 — Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser for Charlotte Hobbs Library, seatings noon and 1 p.m., Old Saco Inn, 125 Old Saco Lane. FMI: 925-3177. Fri., May 16 — 3rd annual Fryeburg Academy Awards Show, 6:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. HARRISON Mon., May 12 — Harrison Village Library annual meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the library. Tue., Wed., May 13, 14 — Harrison Summer Day Camp registration, 5-7 p.m., Town Office. FMI: 583-2241. Wed., May 14 — Annual meeting of Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association, 7 p.m., home of Daphne Chaplin, across from cemetery. FMI: 583-6645, after 5 p.m. LOVELL Fri., May 9 — Bingo Night to benefit Ron
Ashworth Pilgrim Lodge Camp Scholarship Fund, 6 p.m., Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. Sat., May 10 — Spaghetti Dinner by Lovell Fire Department, 5-7 p.m., Center Lovell Fire Barn, Rte. 5. Mon., May 12 — Adult Book Discussion, A Mother and Two Daughters by Gail Godwin, 12:30 p.m., library. NAPLES Thur., May 8 — K-3 Lego Club, 4-5 p.m., library. Thur., May 8 — Songo Garden Club, 7 p.m., Naples Town Hall, “Less Lawn.” Tue., May 13 — Jo Werther program on Women’s Self Care and Art of Stress Mastery, 6 to 7 p.m., library. Tue., May 13 — Scrabble, 7 p.m., library. Wed., May 14 — All about Marvel’s “NoveList,” 6 p.m., library. Sat., May 17 — Annual Spruce-Up Day, meet 8:30 a.m. at Town Office. FMI: 8310890. Sat., May 17 — Portland Public Library Bookmobile, 9 to 10:30 a.m., library. RAYMOND Mon., May 12 — E-Books Program, 1 p.m., library. Mon., May 12 — Maine author Paul Doiron, 6:30 p.m., library. Sun., May 18 — Game Day, 1-3 p.m., library. Sun., May 18 — The Downeasters performance, 3 p.m.,Raymond Village Church. WATERFORD Sat., May 10 — “A Tour of Italy” Italian Supper,5-6:30 p.m. by Waterford World’s Fair Assn., No. Waterford Congregational Church, across from Melby’s. FMI: 743-9246. Thur., May 15 — Community Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat, Plummer Hill Rd. AREA EVENTS Thur., May 8 — Spring Senior Safety Lunch & Learn by Cumberland County TRIAD, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. sittings, Maine Military Museum, 50 Peary Terrace, So. Portland.
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everyone who donated food. Thank you to the following local businesses for their raffle donations: Hayes True Value, Morning Dew Natural Foods, Tangles, Warren’s Florist, Barber of Bridgton, Laird’s Family Tire and Service, Depot Street Tap House, Wizard of Paws, McDonalds, Bridgton House of Pizza, Firefly Boutique, Beth’s Kitchen Café and Waterworks Car Wash. And, of course, thank you to all the volunteers. Thanks to all of you, the Bridgton Literacy Taskforce spaghetti dinner was a success. Bridgton Literary Taskforce
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DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Knittervention, weekly knitting circle, 10 a.m., North Bridgton Library. All crafters welcome. Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, every other Monday, 1 to 3 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 6153226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. Drop-ins welcome. FMI: 6254650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Waterford Bridge Group, every 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m., library. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Sebago Food Pantry, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, second Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Sebago Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Nazarene Church, Rte. 114, 4th Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. & 5-7 p.m.; clothes closet Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FMI: 274-1569. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community
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PLOW DAY — On Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m., teams of draft horses will plow Skyline Farm’s paddocks to improve the soil quality for future equine use. Skyline Farm at 95 The Lane in North Yarmouth, Justin Deri of Deri Farm (located next door), and the Farmers Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club of Maine are sponsoring Plow Day, a free public demonstration that brings to life the word “horsepower.” The teams will begin at 10 a.m., break for lunch, and finish sometime in the early afternoon. Horse-drawn wagon rides will shuttle the public over to the paddocks, which will serve as the demonstration area. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., farm-related demonstrations show how blacksmithing, wheel-making, and goat cheese-making were done “the old way.” From 10 to 11 a.m., $5 pony rides for children will be given by Donna Thurston of Winterberry Farm, North Yarmouth, and her helpers. Rain date is Sunday, May 18. Parking is available in the field beyond the arena and along one side of The Lane. For more information, contact Pamela Ames, 829-5708 or email@example.com
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RSVP: 774-1444, ext. 2176. Fri.-Sun., May 9-11 — Godspell, Fri., Sat., 7 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m., Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Rd., Standish. FMI: 642-3743. Sat., May 10 — Trail Day, variety of activities, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish. FMI: 7745961, ext. 3319. Sat., May 10 — Electronic Recycling Event by Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windham Mall, enter thru Veterans Memorial Drive off Rte. 302, next to Friendly’s FMI: 232-8291, 6535989. Sat., May 10 — Early Childhood Open House at the Waldorf School, 10 a.m. to noon, White Mountain Waldorf School, 2 miles south of Conway Village. FMI: 603447-3168. Sat., May 10 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club, 1 p.m., Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd., So. Paris. Sat., May 10 — Brownfield Rockers, program by Jo Harmon, 1:30 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. Sat., May 10 — Public Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., East Otisfield Free Baptist Church. Sat., May 10 — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050. Wed., May 14 — Auditions for Encore by Arts in Motion Theater Co., 7:30 p.m., Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, Main St., No. Conway Village, N.H. Thur., May 15 — Preserving Vegetables, with Diane Ward, 6:30 p.m., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. FMI: 7435309, ext. 1. Sat., May 17 — Public Baked Bean Supper,4:30 to 6 p.m., East Baldwin Church Hall Sat., May 17 — Public Buffet Supper, 5 p.m., FinnishAmerican Heritage Center,West Paris, Sun., May 18 — Monthly meeting of Finnish-American Heritage Society, 2 p.m., at Heritage Center, West Paris Sun., May 18 — Finding traces of Longfellow’s Hiawatha in Hiram, with Charles Kaufmann, 4 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram. FMI: 625-4762. Sun., May 18 — Oxford Hills NHS hosts Bob Marley, 6 p.m., at OHCHS, South Paris
Center. Tai Chi Maine New Beginners’ Classes, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Naples Food Pantry, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St. FMI: 6474476. Sebago Senior Lunchon, noon, Sebago Church of the Nazarene. Prayer & Meditation Time, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Games Seniors Play, cards, board games, cribbage, puzzles, 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday (except Senior Social Day), Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 583-2241. Womanspace, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., group room, Tri-County Mental Health, 32 No. High St. FMI: 523-0700. Coed Teen Pickup Basketball, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Wood Carving Group, 7 p.m., Ice Rink behind Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Well Woman Clinic, by appt., free, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birth House, Bridgton. FMI: 647-5968, ext. 108. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-4134. Cribbage, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell. Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Maker’s Space, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Reading with Holly Dog, 3:30 p.m., Bridgton Library. Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Adult Pickleball, for 50 & over, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Harrison School Gym. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Wood Carving Group, 7-9 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Storytime, 10 a.m., Harrison Library, Harrison Village. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, No. High St., Bridgton. Indoor Walking Program, 4 to 5:30 p.m., New Suncook School, Lovell. Musical Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Middle School Minecraft Club, 4 to 5 p.m., Naples Library. Raymond Food Pantry, 46 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Read to Bear, The Therapy Dog, 4:30 p.m., Naples Library. Community Kettle, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Teen Sports Night, 6-7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym, Rte. 35, Harrison. FMI: 583-2241. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green.
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(Continued from Page A) techniques,” Weymouth stated. Potvin, a former 12-year Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy and Sergeant, came to Fryeburg in January 2013, after working in Afghanistan for the U.S. State Department to provide diplomatic security and train bomb-sniffing dogs. He wished Weymouth well in his retirement. “I know the chief stated that he will be enjoying fishing and spending time camping with his family as he prepares for retirement and wishes us all the best. Chief Weymouth and I have had a great working relationship, and he will be missed,” Potvin wrote. At a budget committee meeting held the day before his suspension, Weymouth reportedly said that the raises proposed for police officers and the chief brought his salary to the level of a minimum wage for a police chief. Jackson said Friday that Weymouth was paid $54,100 a year, an amount she said is on the low end of the average for police chiefs in Maine. According to Fryeburg Selectman Rick Eastman, Weymouth’s behavior at the budget meeting reportedly was “rude” and somewhat “aggressive,” and was not typical for him. Weymouth’s judgment as chief was called into question in the fall of 2012, when it was learned that he allowed people at a party, including two police officers, to drink the beer that had been seized from intoxicated canoeists on the Saco River. An anonymous allegation was made that the officers were in uniform at the party, and that underage teens were allowed to drink in their presence. The town ordered an official investigation into the allegations and put Weymouth and the two officers on paid suspension, which ended when the investigation found no evidence of official misconduct. Selectmen then established an official protocol for the handling and disposal of all liquor seized by police. The incident sparked some residents, a year later, to petition for a town-wide vote to disband the police department and contract with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department instead. The vote failed, however, with 393 yes votes and 513 no votes. This past winter, Jackson criticized Weymouth for not consulting selectmen before he met with the rescue chief to plan a new public safely complex. She reportedly said both chiefs were “going higher than their heads.” Weymouth denied that he was trying to circumvent the board’s authority.
BFD study (Continued from Page A) “It wasn’t a broad-based study of the entire department. It was similar to what they did with the police department,” he said. The second proposal, for fitness testing of firefighters and possibly an eventual wellness program, calls for RFPs to be submitted to the town by the middle of May, with a contract award by June 10, In a memo to selectmen, Berkowitz said the idea for a fitness program also arose during fire department budget talks. The focus was on finding ways to reduce the costs from injury claims by firefighters who are injured on a fire call. “The intent is to assist our firefighters to maintain their readiness in a manner that also requires them to look at their own medical data and circumstances, and be prepared to make lifestyle changes that contribute to their quality of life,” the RFP outline states. The 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. time period constitutes about 68% of annual calls, the RFP states, and “ a deeper look gives us some insight as to the higher level of stress that most call departments are facing.” During that daytime period, only about five members arrive initially to “start their work with the hope that others will eventually respond, including mutual aid. This
added stressor contributes to the increased exposures to accident and injury,” the RFP states. The program would be implemented by requiring fitness testing of a third of the department’s members every three years. The specific results of the testing would be kept confidential under a simple pass/fail system. If the member fails the test, “then they are provided the opportunity to be on a leave status until their physician releases them to return to work,” the proposal states. Several legal questions arise from the proposal that still need to be addressed by the town attorney or the Maine Municipal Association, the RFP states.
BRIDGETT LETARTE, a junior, is a Health Occupations student at Lake Region Vocational Center. She was honored as the Mason’s Vocational Student of the Month for March. Pictured above are (front row, left to right): Kathi Shorey, Health Occupations Instructor; Ana Letarte, Mother; Bridgett Letarte, Honoree; Damon Brooks, Mason; and (back row, left to right) Omar Gongora, Brother; and Mike Gavett, Mason.
SAD 61 budget passes first test (Continued from Page A) that they needed to turn in their “pay-to- would require deep cuts that could play” fees, noting that only one player hurt programming. Items “out of had paid the bill while another had their control” included the following made a half payment. increases: salaries/benefits $719,538; SAD 61 Superintendent of Schools charter school tuition $100,000; and Dr. Kathleen Beecher pointed out that worker’s compensation $67,000 — while Tidd targeted the extra money totaling over $866,000 in new costs. to the lacrosse programs, “there is no Add $50,000 to the budget for capiguarantee how they money will be tal reserve — which the district has used,” only that the funds were added to bypassed over the last three years the “other instruction” budget line. Dr. — and the proposed school-spending Beecher, who is retiring at the end of the package reached a 2.3% hike over a school year, duly noted that administra- year ago. tion will keep in mind the intent of the Small also outlined the expected added funding. class sizes for the next school year: The motion passed with little opposi- Sebago 11 to 19; Stevens Brook 15.5 to tion. 18.5; and Songo Locks 14.5 to 19. Area clerks saw a light turnout. The Prior to the addition of the $10,000 breakdown of registered voters was: for other instruction, towns were Bridgton — 20 expected to see the following if the budNaples — 14 get passes the validation referendum, Casco — 19 scheduled for Tuesday, May 20 in the Sebago — 11 four district towns from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. John Robinson was elected as meet- — Bridgton up $450,350; Casco up ing moderator. $77,484; Naples up $174,236; Sebago Before action on the articles, SAD decreased $54,917. 61 Finance Coordinator Sherrie Small The warrant included two mandatory gave a quick overview of the proposed written ballots — Article 15 additional budget, pointing out the district is local funds (dollars requested beyond slated to lose another $200,000 in the state’s EPS guidelines, which fail state subsidy. She reported that while to include extracurricular activities, etc. the leadership team attempted to bring and Article 16, $50,000 for community forth a package with no increase, use of school facilities — which each they found that to reach the target passed by a 55-7 margin.
Roads of Norway NORWAY — The Norway Historical Society will feature “The Development of the Early Roads of Norway”, a presentation by Barry Allen on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. This will be the first program of the 2014 series. Allen will present maps that he has made depicting the roads of the area as they were first laid out beginning in the 1790s. He will discuss and show the evolution of roadways, including those that were discontinued, through the 200 years of the growth of the settlements, which became Norway. Allen is a professional land surveyor who lives in Norway and is the owner with his wife, Dennise Whitley, of Lost Corner Land Surveying. In his 38 years as a land surveyor, he has worked in over a 150 towns in Maine. The Norway Historical Society is located at 471 Main Street. For more Information please see the society’s website at norwayhistoricalsociety.org or call 743-7377.
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Water woes at Songo Locks Prior to the district budget meeting, SAD 61 held a public hearing regarding the need to add water storage capacity and treatment at Songo Locks School. Andy Madura, director of transportation, maintenance and food service, reported that SAD 61 was eligible for a (“up to”) $135,824 loan through the Maine Drinking Water Program. Madura gave a brief history regarding the water system at the Naples elementary school facility, which was built in 1992, including that the initial well was on an abutting property, requiring the school district to seek an easement. A second well was tapped in 2009. The district has since dealt with low water yields, as well as the presence of radon. Madura said the average water usage at the school is 3,800 gallons per day, with the main surge of the supply coming between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — when students wash prior to lunch and cleaning of lunch dishes. The project would increase storage capacity to 4,000 gallons and include a pump and filtration system. “We went to 4,000 gallons because it will be enough water so that there is no interruptions during the school day,” Madura said. The question goes before voters at the May 20 referendum.
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Gardeners get right down to earth “Without Caleb (Humphrey) and Pat (Griffin) coming up with these wonderful, sensible ideas, the gardens would just be gardens,” Vose said. As the growing season progresses, the gardens will provide fresh, healthy vegetables and fruit for people who utilize the food pantry, she said. In the late autumn, vegetables like squash and potatoes will be available. According to Vose, the format for the community gardens has shifted slightly. Instead of one family taking ownership of one garden bed, the labor and the yield will be shared. People who spend time working in the garden will be allowed to take home what is ripe at the time, Vose said. But, it all starts with a seed — several seeds, actually; some well-fertilized soil; and almost a dozen volunteers with their sights set on doing something to help others. “It’s great to see it all come together,” she said. Like acquaintances enjoying a good meal, the activity fluctuated between friendly banter mixed with laughter and complete, focused silence. People became absorbed in their tasks — whether it was planting a row of peas, shoveling soil into a wheelbarrow or building a crib for growing potatoes. Caleb Humphrey recalls spending time in the garden with his grandfather, who maintained his raised garden beds when Songo School
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Road was called ‘the Locks Road.’ “He hauled dirt in by fivegallon buckets in the back of his van,” Humphrey said. The Naples resident volunteered at the community gardens because “I needed something to fill my time, and it’s a good purpose.” Humphrey put his time to good use: Building several cribs for growing potato plants and putting up fencing that will allow the size of the gardens to grow, while keeping deer away. The hours spent working with fellow gardeners did not seem like a difficult sacrifice to Humphrey. After all, he got some benefits. “I like gardening. I get relaxation from it,” he said. “There is no real hurry. You spend some time here and there,” he said. One of the volunteers plans to spend time at the community gardens. On-site Master Gardener Pat Griffin is looking forward to her second year at the Naples space. “This year, the concept is different. This year, the entire garden is a community effort. The volunteers can take some (produce) for their own kitchen, and the rest is donated to the pantry,” Griffin said. “I will supply the recipes and weekly tutorials on growing techniques,” she said. For Griffin, the success of this program happens when people feel an increase in self-esteem — learning how to grow their own garden; bringing home produce they have harvested; and finding ways to be more food independent.
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NORWAY — The next Norway Memorial Library “Living Sustainably” program will be “Preserving Vegetables” presented by Diane L. Ward on Thursday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call the library’s information desk at 743-5309, ext. 1, or visit the library’s website at www.norway. lib.me.us
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IF I HAD A HAMMER, I’D FENCE IN A GARDEN: Caleb Humphrey, of Naples, uses a hammer to shore up additional fencing — expanding the size of the gardens and thwarting unwanted guests like hungry deer. Humphrey participated in the Master Gardener Volunteer Program Work Day, putting in time at the Naples Community Garden on Saturday. (De Busk Photo)
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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Sunny mornings and gardening go hand in hand. This weekend, area master gardeners used their hands — and other tools like rakes, shovels, and even a hammer and nails — to prepare the Naples Community Gardens for another growing season. Lorraine, a resident from Gray, commented on how much she enjoys doing physical labor, especially when the work takes her outdoors. She threw another shovelful of soil into the wheelbarrow parked nearby. Lorraine, who said she liked the anonymity of not revealing her last name, volunteered her time at two community gardens on Saturday. It’s all part of the Harvest for Hunger Program, she said. “This is to supply fresh produce to the food bank, which is pretty awesome,” she said. A few times a year, the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension holds a workday for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. In order to maintain their certification, the region’s master gardeners volunteer a minimum of 40 hours a year — doing volunteer work in gardens located in the county where they live. CrossWalk Community Outreach President Nancy Vose said the help was a Godsend. Vose also acts as the Garden Coordinator for the food pantry.
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Wildflower walk May 16 Join botany enthusiast Ursula Duve as she shares her love and knowledge of Maine wildflowers at Holt Pond. Already the tiny heads of flowers are showing and by mid-May we will see many of the early wildflowers, which grace the Holt Pond Preserve in full bloom. Ursula’s passion for wildflowers is obvious as she shares her knowledge about each plant. And unlike the winged harbingers of spring, wildflowers hold still quite nicely for pictures. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and cover easy to moderate terrain. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and a hat and bring water, a snack, and bug repellent. Participants will meet at the Holt Pond Preserve at 9 a.m. on Friday,
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“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll By Karla Ficker One of my favorite things about gardening is choosing what to plant each year! Before you order or purchase your seeds, it’s always a good idea to plan out what you’re going to plant and think
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Choosing and starting seeds for next year’s garden). There is a special magic when you start growing plants from seeds, and experience watching a small seed grow into a beautiful living plant. There are also practical benefits such as choosing varieties beyond local availability, saving money and getting a head start on the growing season.
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Area Events Lovell Fire Department Spaghetti Supper
LOVELL — The Lovell Volunteer Fire Department will be serving a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, May 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fire House on Main Street. The menu is spaghetti with sauce meat/meatless, salad, bread, Parmesan cheese, desserts and beverages. Eat in or take home, at $8 per person. The proceeds will benefit the equipment fund.
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WINDHAM — All towns can participate in an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Windham Mall. Enter the mall at Veterans Memorial Drive, off Route 302, next to Friendly’s. Money donations will be accepted upon entry to cover the cost of organizing the event and to fund local mission needs of the Windham Hill United Church of Christ. Recycling involves TVs of all sizes, computers and monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless phones, cell phones, VCR or DVD audio equipment, stereos and speakers. Please don’t bring any household appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators or microwaves.
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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The Arts in Motion Theater Company will hold auditions for Encore, a new performance show choir, on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse at the Eastern Slope Inn, Main Street, North Conway Village, N.H. The choir will consist of 10 to 14 singers/dancers between the ages of 12 and 22. The show choir will have two performing seasons each year with an average of a five- to six-month commitment for each season. For more information, call 603-356-0110. Show choir participants will receive professional instruction in song and dance from a staff of artists led by Glenn Noble, Tina Titzer, Aimee Frechette and Holly Fougere.
Fryeburg Academy Awards Show
FRYEBURG — The third annual Fryeburg Academy Awards show will be held Friday, May 16, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate selected original short films written, produced, directed, and edited by F.A. students over the last year. Admission is free and seating is general admission.
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The Lovell Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 10 at the Center Lovell Fire Barn on Route 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. Along with pasta, there will be salad, bread, beverage and dessert. The boot will be available for donations and a 50/50. The price of the dinner is $8, and take out is available. The proceeds of the supper will be used to purchase needed fire equipment. There’s excitement at the firehouse because the town of Lovell has received a Safety Enhancement Grant from Maine Municipal Association in the amount of $2,000. These grants are given as an incentive by the Maine Municipal Association Workers Compensation Fund to be used to obtain safety equipment to cut down on injuries on the job. Less injuries on the job cuts down on injury claims, lost hours and saves taxpayers valuable tax dollars awarded to volunteer fire departments. For the Lovell Department, it meant the grant paid two-thirds of the cost for two new sets of turnout gear. Then, the Maine Forest Service awarded Lovell Fire Department a matching grant of $1,435 from their Volunteer Fire Assistance grants. For Lovell, this means the funds can go toward needed rural water supply equipment. The Lovell Fire Department has also been
Lovell by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org awarded $2,129 by the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency from the Homeland Security Grant program to finance improvement in preparedness and capabilities for any Homeland Security situation in the state of Maine. This grant made it possible for the company to acquire a touch book laptop computer. Last but not least, a town with its main attraction being Lake Kezar, with the help of the community, the department has been able to obtain a Rescue One Connector boat for use on the lake. The boat will be on display at the supper. With the continued support of the community, the Lovell Fire Department strives to be at their best for the town and appreciates all the help and assistance they have received. SOS, there seems to be some flamingos missing from the lawn of one of the homes in the village. It’s too bad, because this is a fundraiser for the Lovell United Church of Christ Youth Group, who is raising money for the Relay for Life. Anyone with any
information can call Caprice at 595-4106. Like some laughs and yelling, “BINGO?” Then show up at the United Church of Christ this Friday, May 9 for the time of your life. All proceeds go toward the Ron Ashworth Pilgrim Lodge Camp Scholarship. The first meeting of the Oxford Extension Service “Seed to Preservation” hands-on gardening course starts on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at the library. This course will serve two purposes — one, it will teach folks how to garden for food, and two, provide vegetables for the Sweden Food Pantry. There is a $10 fee, so signup is important. The course will meet on May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18 and Oct. 23. There are still reservations for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library sponsored Mother’s Day Brunch at the Old Saco Inn on Sunday, May 11. There are places available for both the noon and 1 p.m. seatings. The menu is fabulous and the setting is beautiful; a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day. So bring
your mom and help support your library. You can either sign up at the library or call and make a reservation at 925-3177. The Skunk Den will hold its last morning of play Wednesday at the home of Al and Irene St. Germain. After play, there will be pizza for all and other goodies. Then, the fun starts with the awards. Every year, Al and Irene have put together funny awards for all players. They say that laughter keeps you young and all those attending will leave with a grin on their faces. Thanks Al for keeping us aware of how well we have done or how many times we’ve been skunked. It takes a lot of time and we appreciate what you do. See everyone again after the Fair. This will probably be the last week for the senior exercise program. I have to give the members of this group much credit for their attendance record considering the winter we had. Through snowing and constant ice, they showed up so that our exercise guru kept his job. Terry Galligan is now in his second year with the ladies and gents. When he started, he didn’t have a clue but he did his homework and kept us busy. I’m so glad to see he’s come out of his shell, keeping us amused while we stretched and bent. I’m getting tired just thinking about it. Thanks Terry for another good year. Happy Mother’s Day to all. Have a happy day.
Bridgton Public Library news Join the Bridgton Public Library at the new monthly Kid’s Film Night! This month’s film will be Wall-E for kids of all ages, on Tuesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Make paper flowers as a special gift for your mom on Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. Join BPL for the new monthly Teen Film Night! This month’s film will be Ender’s Game based on the bestselling book by Orson Scott Card. If you read this book and loved it, or even if you haven’t read it come join BPL anyway on Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. This film is rated PG. Children 11 to 15 years old will need a signed permission slip, available at the front desk, in order to attend. Children 16 and up may attend unaccompanied. If you have any questions, please contact Honor in Youth Services. Judy Garbow, animal communicator, will help you understand your pet on Saturday, May 10 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Tickets are $5 and are available at the library. The event is NEW LISTING sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgton Library. Learn to make and bind books on Tuesday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Make your own book and create your own Lovell – Stunning & bright 3BR Kezar Lake Log Home boasting wood flrs., fieldstone fplc., lg. deck w/hot tub, screen porch, 2-car att. gar. w/finished rm. above, lg. fam. rm., beautiful view, east shore, tennis court & more! Immaculate & must see!$1,250,000
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story. This program is for school-aged kids. See the Portland Public Library Bookmobile on Wednesday, May 14 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sign up for a PPL library card now and check out books on the Bookmobile or use any of the great online services available at www.portlandlibrary.com/ Need some financial advice? Talk to an expert on Wednesday, May 14 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting room. No appointment necessary. Frog and Toad Storytime. In celebration of Arnold Lobel’s birthday, spend a fun-filled day on Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. listening to stories of Frog and Toad on wild adventures including planting their garden. Following the story, BPL will be planting sunflowers to take home and watch them grow! Pajama Storytime on Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. Come get your sillies out with a few songs and games. Then grab a beanbag and settle in for quiet stories and music before heading home. Don’t forget to wear your jammies! This program is geared to children ages 4-8, but others may attend. Mother Goose Story Time happens every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy stories, games and crafts with Lizabeth. “Read with Holly Dog” on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. Beginning readers are encouraged to practice reading aloud because Holly Dog enjoys having stories read to her and sits quietly, listening. The Literary Club will discuss The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak on Friday, May 9 at 1 p.m. Books are available at the library. Friends of the Bridgton Library will meet on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. The Bridgton Bookies will discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks on Wednesday, May 28 at 3 p.m. Books are available at the library. For more information, visit the BPL website at www. bridgton.lib.me.us or call 647-2472.
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BRIDGTON – Right on Moose Pond and skiing across the street at Shawnee Peak from this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo that has been well-cared-for, with stone fireplace in living room, with cathedral ceilings, and master bedroom on 1st floor with master bath. Finished basement with family room, bedroom and full bath. Boat slip, swimming and tennis courts close by… Have all 4-seasons fun! Only $265,900. MLS #1127778
HARRISON – Great income-producing property. 1995-built, ±14,000 sq. ft. bldg. that already has a busy restaurant on one end. Also has a 3bdrm., 1-bath cottage on the property that is rented out. ±337 ft. on Crystal Lake. 2nd floor is set up for banquets or weddings, w/bar area and tables and chairs. So many possibilities! Only $349,900. MLS #1128399
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BRIDGTON – Beautiful Lindal Post & Beam Cedar Contemporary, overlooking Long Lake. Cathedral ceilings with stone fireplace in open living/kitchen/dining area, great for entertaining. Attached glassed-in sunroom, 2-car garage, daylight basement preplumbed for bath and unfinished fireplace. $749,900. MLS #1129369
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SEBAGO – Well-cared-for farmhouse, ready to move into. 3 bdrms., 2 baths, w/many updates, new roof shingles in 2013. 3-season wraparound porch. Detached 36'x44' barn w/great, level ±2-acre lot to fence in if you wanted animals. Only $169,000. MLS #1096665
CASCO – Water access to Thomas Pond right across the street from this 2000 sq. ft. contemporary ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with unfinished rooms in basement and 2-car heated garage. $189,900. MLS #1127346
RAYMOND – 3-bedroom, 1-bath, 2010built ranch with 1+ bedroom, 1-bath apt. in daylight basement, with radiant heat in slab. 2-car detached garage with lots of storage and room with bath above – game room. Setting on ±1.85-acre lot with pond. Close Your one-stop source for real estate services covering the Lake Region area… Call 207-693-5200 or visit www.mainerealestate.me for more information. to town. $219,900. MLS #1126274
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Signup today for garden show trip Join the Casco and Naples Recreation Departments for a great day at the Northern New England Home, Garden, Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Friday, May 16. There are over 300 booths filled with home and garden products and 11 garden centers at this year’s show, along with the famous Meet the Chef Cooking Series and garden expert Paul Parent from the nationwide syndicated radio garden series, “The Paul Parent Garden Show.” The bus boards at the American Legion off Route 11 at 10:15 a.m. and returns to the Legion at 4 p.m. Cost is $7 which includes transportation and admission (lunch is on your own). Signup deadline is today, May 8. Contact Casco Rec Director Beth Latsey at 627-4187 or Naples Rec Director Harvey Price at 693-6364 to register.
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Medicare Bingo provides fun learning
Come to the Bridgton Community Center on Friday, May 23 and learn about Medicare by playing bingo. Stan Cohen will lead you through the fun, and you can win prizes while you learn. The time is from 10 a.m. to noon.
Free meal of chicken cacciatore in offering
RAYMOND — A Free Community Meal will be served on Saturday, May 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road (off Route 85 near Crescent Lake) in Raymond. All ages and surrounding community residents are welcome to enjoy chicken cacciatore, casseroles, salads, chicken noodle soup and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style. For more information, call Tammy at 749-3731.
Baked Bean Public Suppah
In recognition of “National Nursing Home Week” the Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center will be hosting a “Public Baked Bean Suppah” on Saturday, May 17, 5-6:30 p.m., adults, $5; children, $2. They are located across from Dunkin’ Donuts. Proceeds will benefit the Resident Council and Sunshine Funds. Call Linda Fifield, activity director at 647-8821 with any questions. Linda took over this position when Dea Dea Robbins retired in January.
Public Buffet Supper
WEST PARIS — A Public Buffet Supper featuring Finnish, American and other ethnic foods will be held at the Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple Street, West Paris on Saturday, May 17 at 5 p.m. $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. This supper is sponsored by the Finnish American Heritage Society.
Dorion at Raymond Library RAYMOND — Author Paul Doiron will be at the Raymond Village Library on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels. His first book, The Poacher’s Son, won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award. PopMatters named it one of the best works of fiction of 2010. His second novel, Trespasser, was an American Booksellers Association indie bestseller and won the Maine Literary Award. The fifth book in the series, The Bone Orchard, will be published on July 15, 2014. His novels have been translated into ten languages. Doiron is editor emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as editor-in-chief from 2005 to 2013. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a Registered Maine Guide, specializing in fly-fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine. Call 666-4283 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Hands-on gardening MET course at Hobbs Library Opera LOVELL — The Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell is pleased to announce a “hands-on” gardening course to be held on May 22. Participants plan to work right on site and raise vegetables for the Sweden Food Pantry. Beginning gardeners are urged to participate. It is hoped that other businesses will be involved in devoting some space to help Maine’s hungry. The library is lucky to have Barbara Murphy, educator extraordinaire from the
Oxford Country Extension, to lead each of the six monthly sessions. Please sign up at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. There will be a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials. Please bring your favorite gardening tools to the first session. For further information, contact Rosie at 925-3177 or Barbara Murphy at 800-287-1482. All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell. The schedule is as follows:
after year. First-time Fresh Air visitors are six to 12 years old and Fresh Air hosts range from young families to grandparents. All it takes is the willingness to welcome a New York City child to your community. “The first thing our Fresh Air child did was run barefoot in the grass. It’s always the little things that seem to be so valuable,” says a Fresh Air host. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York
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BRIDGTON – Enjoy this 4-season home! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths including a master suite. You will love the spacious sunroom. Open concept living room and kitchen. All Knights Hill amenities: swimming pool, Moose Pond sandy beach, tennis courts, quick drive to Shawnee Peak for skiing. $135,000.
BRIDGTON – Authentic 1861 schoolhouse. Has been turned into a great year-round home. Many original features: tin ceilings, double staircase, chalkboard wall, wood floors and more. New kitchen with slate sink, 3 bedrooms. Large barn (5 stalls). 2-car garage. Screened porch. $199,000.
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SPACIOUS HOME BRIDGTON – Lovely custom-built home. 3 lg. bedrooms, wood and tile floors. Kitchen has cherry cabinets, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom with attached bath. Large family room. This home has 3 baths. Att. 1.5-car garage. Just around the corner from Long Lake boat launch and public beach. $169,000.
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1800s FARMHOUSE CAPE – 14 ACRES BRIDGTON – 1800s classic home w/large intown lot. Spacious kitchen, family room, 2 living rooms, 2 full baths. Great location, possible commercial use. Lots of room in the 2story attached barn. Lots of charm with this home. Original woodwork, fireplaces. $139,000.
HARRISON – 3-bedroom cape with large living/family room. Dining room. Large kitchen with lots of storage. Farmer’s porch, country setting. 14 acres. All set for a 2-car garage and breezeway, pad in place. $169,000.
— Charming cape on beautiful, level lot with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry, 2-car attached garage, spacious kitchen, in a great location. (MLS 1125285) — Classic Farmhouse with beautiful gardens. This home offers lots of room, newer flooring, barn, 2-car detached garage, on nice level lot. (MLS 1126991)
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May 22 – Planting your garden June 19 – Maintenance of your garden (weeding, fertilizing, and watering) July 17 – Bugs and diseases in your garden Aug. 14 – Succession planting of crops and harvesting Sept. 18 – Food preservation workshop led by Eat Well Volunteers and a Master Food Preserver. Oct. 23 – Getting ready for next year and wrapup session.
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FRYEBURG — The Met Opera Live in HD presents La Cenerentola, this Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. PMA peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola — a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Lake Region Caterers will provide lunch in the lobby at noon. Call 7873327 to reserve a meal.
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Judy Garbow: Dog Whisperer Harrison Library annual meeting
The Friends of the Bridgton Public Library welcome Judy Garbow, animal communicator, in her second appearance in Bridgton on Saturday, May 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center on Depot Street. For a fee of $5, bring pictures of your pets, and Garbow will offer insight and answer questions and communicate with them using her gift and training. Garbow has dedicated herself to work, health, nutrition and understanding variations of energy for the benefit of animals and their guardians. Her mission is to teach what she has learned. Her dreams for the animals are that we, as people, wake up to what is better for them, through environment, food and the greatest gift of all — unconditional love. With more than 18 years of experience and continuing study, Garbow has not only developed her private practice of teaching others how to open their hearts and to communicate with their pets, she has expanded her skills through involvement with Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, as well as Maine Golden Retriever Rescue and cat and bird rescue efforts. Her credits include appearances on the WCSH-TV show 207 and Planet Dog. The Portland Press Herald’s feature article on Garbow called her “The Dog Whisperer.” The Friends of the Bridgton Public Library meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the library, and they welcome new members. Call the library at 647-2472 for more information.
HARRISON — The Friends of Harrison Village Library will hold their annual meeting on Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Officers for the next year will be elected, and fundraising efforts for the upcoming season will be discussed. All library lovers are welcome! For more information, please contact the library at 583-2970.
Chamber offering student scholarship
The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for students who would like to serve as a Chamber associate director and earn a scholarship of between $250 and $350 in the process. The deadline is Thursday, May 15, for applications for associate directors, who would attend board meetings, help the chamber with events and assist in the chamber office. A minimum of 50 hours of participation is required for the term. See your guidance office for an application or contact the chamber at email@example.com
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SeniorsPlus in Hospital welcomes Finance VP Fryeburg May 19 SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be at the Fryeburg Public Library on Monday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. They will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns that seniors may have, and there is no cost. SeniorsPlus is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. It serves as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties. For more information, visit www.seniorsplus.org or call 7954010 or 1-800-427-1241.
Financial help at Bridgton Library
Have questions about your finances, but not sure who to ask? The Portland Public Library Portable Library will be visiting Bridgton Public Library with a financial expert on hand to answer your money questions. Here is your chance to ask about: • Protecting your bank account from scams and identity theft; • Retirement and estate planning; • Types of mortgages; • Credit card basics; • Saving for college; • Establishing good credit and credit report scores. Bring a copy of your credit report and receive personal advice. Drop in Wednesday, May 14 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to see the Bookmobile and learn how to get a free credit report. Light refreshments, information handouts, and fun giveaways will be available. For more information check the library’s website at www.bridgton.lib.me.us or call 647-2472.
NORTH CONWAY — Diane L. Maheux has been named Memorial Hospital’s new vice president of finance, with oversight of the hospital’s revenue cycle. Since last year, Maheux has served as the hospital’s controller. Before coming to Memorial, she held several other financial positions at New Hampshire health care organizations, most recently as the manager of budgeting and reimbursement at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, N.H. In making the announcement, Memorial’s CEO Scott McKinnon praised Maheux’s significant professional credentials as a positive asset for the hospital. “As we move forward in today’s changing health care environment, it’s more important than ever to have someone in the vice president of finance role with the depth and understanding that Diane has,” he said. “Her knowledge and experience will be a great benefit to our organization.” Maheux said she enjoys working in small community hospitals, despite the current challenges of managing revenue and reimbursement. “Health care is changing at an exponential rate,” she
CEO and President Scott McKinnon welcomes new Vice President of Finance Diane Maheux. (Photo by Bill Lee) said, “and we need to find the best ways to balance providing quality care with less reimbursement. I see my biggest role as ensuring that the hospital organization is financially sound and functions as efficiently as possible.” After receiving her MBA from Plymouth State College in 1995, Maheux served as a lecturer in the school’s business department until 2010,
TKS offers immersion EMT course
FRYEBURG — The Kane Schools of Rescue Medicine (TKS) are offering an “immersion”-based EMT course in June, hosted by Fryeburg Rescue. This course allows a person to become an EMT in a month rather than the usual four- to five-month schedule. The course will meet five days a week, 8 to 10 hours a day, for three weeks and, though the schedule may not work for everyone, it is a very successful structure, with students generally outperforming the longer traditional model. This N.H.-approved course is taught under the new National Education Standards for EMS and follows the most current National Scope of Practice models. The program
uses the new, easy-to-use Navigate system for online study and test preparation and then focuses class time on assessment, skills mastery, and scenarios that bring the content to life. The course is specifically designed to prepare the student for membership and certification in the national Registry of EMTs, and for licensure in Maine, New Hampshire and most other states. There will be limited, low-cost housing at Quinn’s Jockey Cap Motel and Country Store located at the base of historic Jockey Cap and within walking distance from the classroom at Fryeburg Rescue. The Kane Schools were founded in 2013, but the founder/director, Bill Kane (BA, NR Advanced EMT, I/
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Public baked bean supper in Baldwin
Moore Park art show seeking artists
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SOUTH PARIS — Artists and crafters of all kinds are invited to apply to be part of the 5th annual Moore Park Art Show, to be held on Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Moore Park on Route 26 in South Paris. Show organizers moved the show to a Sunday format to increase attendance. All artwork must be the original design and creation of the exhibitor. Applications must be received by July 1 to be included in the program. For more information, visit www. MooreParkArt.Biz, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 890-6386.
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and around the world. Kane is an active EMS provider licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire, a member of the Mountain Rescue Service of NH (since 1976, former director/team leader), member of the NHBEMS BALDWIN — A public baked bean supper will be held Education Cabinet, and a founder and current presi- on Saturday, May 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the East Baldwin dent of the New Hampshire Church Parish Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Come and enjoy! Outdoor Council.
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teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA) and a certified Healthcare Financial Professional. Presently, she is a doctoral candidate through Central Michigan University’s Doctorate of Health
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Bird watch opps in the Maine foothills
NORWAY — The 19th Annual Migratory Bird Walk will take place rain or shine at Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars and bird books. Dress for weather, bugs, walking and wet footing. The group generally identifies about 50 species
during the two-hour walk. Refreshments will be available, donations are appreciated. On Saturday, June 1, from 8 to 10 a.m., John Gunn, Ph.D. will lead a bird walk, rain or shine, at the Twin Bridges parcel in Otisfield. The 252-acre woodlands is a proposed Community Forest
for Otisfield. Bring binoculars, bird books, and dress for weather, bugs, walking, and wet footing. Park at the Twin Bridges Rest Area, Route 117 at the Crooked River. Donations are welcomed. For more information about either event, call 7392124 or e-mail to wflt@ megalink.net
TURN OF THE CENTURY PASTOR Garret Meuser serves cake and dresses the part for the 100-year anniversary of the Casco Alliance Church, which was commemorated during a dessert social on Friday. Parishioners reminded Pastor Meuser that if it were truly 1914, it would be proper conduct to remove his hat in the church. (De Busk Photo)
Choosing, starting seeds (Continued from Page B) into seedlings. The majority of seeds should be started six to eight weeks before the last frost date, however it can vary. Check the seed package to determine the number of weeks. When choosing your seeds, check to make sure the seeds were packaged for the current growing season. Then, you’ll need to gather your supplies for planting the seeds. You can use wide flat containers such as margarine tubs or recycled nursery cell packs. It is a good idea to label the containers, as many seedlings look similar. Clay is not a good choice for starting seeds as plastic pots will retain more moisture needed for germination. Be sure to sanitize the containers by soaking them for 20 minutes or more in a 10% bleach solution. Next, air-dry the containers and then poke holes for drainage in the bottom. Or, you can purchase jiffy pots at any gardening store. They are handy and will the do the job just fine. Fill the containers with a good seed starting mix, which can be purchased at a local gardening store. Lay the seeds on the surface, then spread more seed starting mix on top to
cover the seeds thoroughly. Press the seeds down into the seed starting mix — you can use the bottom of a glass to do this. Gently spray the surface with water until moist. Cover the containers with plastic wrap to keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate. Be sure to keep the seeds warm by putting them in a warm location or on a seed-heating pad. Ideal temperatures for germinating seeds are 65 to 75 degrees. Check the seeds daily, and once they germinate, remove the plastic wrap to provide fresh air. Be sure not to over water the seedlings. Rotate the seedlings on a daily basis to keep the stems strong and growing straight. After the seedling develops leaves, you can start to feed them on a weekly basis with a half strength liquid fertilizer. Once the seedlings are hardy and strong enough, they will be ready to transplant in your garden! Article compliments of Northern NE Home Garden Flower Show, May 16, 17 and 18 at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. For more information on the show visit www.homegardenflowershow.com or www.facebook.com/fryeburgshow
GREENWOOD — The Mahoosuc Land Trust will host a bird walk on Saturday, May 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maggie Ring Nature Park in Greenwood. Organizers hope to see and hear a wide variety of warblers and other songbirds. Dress for weather, bugs, walking and wet footing. Morning refreshments will be available. Please watch weather that morning: the walk will go on if the weather is misty, but will not happen in steady rain. Meet at the trailhead: from Locke Mills, take Howe Hill Road off Route 26. After .1 mile, turn left onto Greenwood Road. The Parking lot will be on the right in 1.4 miles. From the south, turn onto Greenwood Road from Route 219 in West Paris. Continue for 5.7 miles and watch for the parking lot on the left. For further information, call the Land Trust office at 824-3806.
RAYMOND — The Downeasters, Maine’s favorite men’s a capella chorus, will perform at the Raymond Village Community Church on Sunday afternoon, May 18, at 3 p.m. Chances are you’ve heard the amazing vocal harmonies of The Downeasters a capella chorus outdoors at the Yarmouth Clam Festival. If you haven’t, rest assured, it’s a remarkable, enjoyable experience! You can hear all 40-plus polished voices in the intimate setting and excellent acoustics of the historic Raymond Village Community Church. The Downeasters repertoire is eclectic and their performances electric, combining classic barbershop tunes with great musical theater standards, swing-era vocal numbers, inspirational songs and hymns, and unique takes
on modern songs. Whatever they perform is sure to delight even the most discriminating listener. Tickets for this event are $10, and can be obtained by calling 939-7947. Seating is
doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The North Windham Union Church is located at 723 Roosevelt Trail in Windham. For more information please call 892-7149 or email MWAMconcerts@ gmail.com “We are delighted to welcome the Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Jazz Band to Windham and the Music with a Mission concert series,” said Dr. Nickerson, Minister of Music for NWUC. “I was excited to learn that my
friend, Matt Fritz, would be touring through Maine with these groups. What a great opportunity to expose our local students and music lovers throughout the Lake Region to some very talented choral and jazz musicians who are perfecting their skills at the college level.”
limited, so call at your earliest convenience. Group sales are welcomed. Raymond Village Community Church is located at 27 Main Street (Route 121), in Raymond Village, just a half-mile off Route 302.
Democrat dinner and fundraiser Bridgton Democrats will hold a public potluck supper and celebration for Mother’s Day this Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center (15 Depot Street). All are welcome! A discussion and presentation on women’s issues at stake this election season, as well as how the Democratic platform and candidates support these issues and family values will be discussed. Special guest U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows will also be in attendance. Please RSVP to Heather Zimmerman at email@example.com or 332-1175, so organizers know who to expect.
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a classmate of Dr. Richard Nickerson. The jazz band is directed by Grant W. Moore, II, who as a freelance musician, tuba soloist and chamber musician founded the highly acclaimed Philadelphia Brass. Grant is currently instructor of tuba and low brass at Elizabethtown College, where he conducts the brass and jazz ensembles and several other programs. Suggested donation for this concert is $5 — all ages are welcome. The box office opens at 6:15 and the
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Jazz Band have performed a wide selection of music both regionally and internationally. In 2013, the ensembles spent a week in Brazil touring local schools, churches and philanthropic organizations. During their 2011 tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland, the choir performed in Dublin, Waterford, Galway, and Belfast. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Matthew P. Fritz, associate professor of Music and director of Choral Activities, who teaches choral methods, conducting, music technology, and leads several choirs. Dr. Fritz holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of MissouriKansas City, where he was
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WINDHAM — Music with a Mission will welcome the Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Jazz Band on Tuesday night, May 20 as they swing through Windham on their spring tour in New England. The two groups are made up of over 40 very fine musicians from their small independent college in south central Pennsylvania. The Concert Choir and Jazz Band are comprised of students with varied backgrounds and majors. They will perform a wide variety of music including works from Eric Whitacre, Morton Lauridsen and various legends of the big band jazz stage. Throughout the college’s history, the Concert Choir and
This concert is the 14th in the “Music with a Mission” series sponsored by the North Windham Union Church. Through the success of the first 13 concerts, the series has raised over $12,000 for mission support to local nonprofits and North Windham Union Church.
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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Damon Knight Damon Knight may be a rookie on the Lake Region varsity baseball team, but he is showing he is up for the challenge. Batting leadoff and playing second base, Damon is currently hitting over .300 and has shown excellence on the field. “He has shown great hustle and work ethic. His first year on varsity as a sophomore, he’s stepped up to fill a hole at second base,” Laker varsity baseball coach Randy Heath said. “Since the beginning of the season, Damon has been one of the leading hitters on the team. Expect to see more from him as he gains experience at the varsity level.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Damon is this week’s Boosters 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 t-shirt, DAMON, Page B
Casey Heath Casey Heath’s strongest attribute as an athlete is her constant drive to be better. She is never content, always working at all aspects of her game to be the best possible player she can be. “Casey can be her own worst enemy because she puts a lot of pressure on herself to excel. She works hard every day in practice to improve upon all of her skills in hopes of raising her game to be able to compete at the college level next season (she has decided to enroll at Husson University in Bangor),” said Laker varsity softball coach Wayne Rivet about his senior shortstop. “She is very open to suggestions, as well as having the mental toughness to accept constructive criticism and making adjustments in her game to perform at the highest level.” A tri-captain, Casey is one of the Lakers’ leading hitters, including going 4-for4 in an early upset victory over Gray-New Gloucester, which snapped the team’s 18-game losing skid dating back over two seasons. In recognition of her strong work ethic, determiCASEY, Page B
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nolan Abrams may be a new member of the Lake Region track & field team, yet he has fit right in. “Nolan is one of the most helpful members of the team. He seems to always be there to offer assistance,” said Laker head coach Mark Snow of the senior, who competes in throwing events. “Nolan is well liked by his peers and a pleasure to coach.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Nolan is this week’s Boosters 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 t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Abrams File Athlete: Nolan Abrams Year in School: Senior Town: Sebago Parents: Evelyn Abrams and John Abrams Sports you play: Football, baseball, basketball, track & field School organizations: WorldQuest team Q. Best piece of advice
When Lake Region track & field coach Mark Snow needs to fill an event, one name is often at the top of his list. Danielle Lapointe. A four-year member of the track & field team, Danielle has been a jumper, middle distance runner and thrower. “Danielle has had a different focus each year and has brought great enthusiasm to her events,” Coach Snow said. “She is also one of the friendliest and happiest team members we have coached. Danielle raises the spirits and morale of her teammates and is a pleasure to coach.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Danielle is this week’s Boosters 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 t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The LaPointe File Athlete: Danielle LaPointe Year in School: Senior
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WHERE IS THE BALL? — Lake Region and Bonny Eagle players battle for the free ball during varsity boys’ lacrosse action in Naples. Looking to take control for the Lakers are (left to right) Zeke Tocci, Mason LaPlante (#9) and Zach Tidd. The Lakers notched their first win by beating the Scots.
Lakers bounce Scots
Lax team showing some promise
Catching up with Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse: Lake Region played three exciting games of lacrosse this week. The Lakers started the week under the lights at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland against Wells with a goal by Drew Shane five minutes into the game. (Wells is having their fields redone so their home games are played at Fitzpatrick or UNE). Wells answered with four goals making it 4-1 by the middle of the third quarter. Lake Region came back in the third quarter with a giveand-go between Zach Tidd and Mason LaPlante for Mason’s first goal of the night. Drew Shane scored unassisted with a hard shot from the top of the box to make it 4-3. At the end of the third quarter, Wells was able to score two quick goals while playing man up due to two Lake Region penalties, making the score 6-3. Zach Tidd connected with Mason LaPlante again for a goal three minutes into the fourth quarter off a give-andgo from the side of the goal. Lake Region continued to outshoot Wells over the next quarter, but Wells goalie Joey Chaplin kept them in the lead with several big saves. Lakers kept the pressure on throughout the fourth quarter, but were unable to find the back of the net. RJ Legere is doing an excellent job in goal for Lake Region, making one big save after another. The Lake Region defense switched from playing a zone in the previous game to a man-to-man defense that really prevented Wells from taking easy shots and finding open cutters. “Drew Spaulding, Dakota Russo and Cam Hill played one of their best defensive games this year and really shut down Wells offense, which beat us by double digits twice last year,” said LR Head
GUARDING THE GOAL — Keeping a close eye on the action is Lake Region goalie RJ Legere. (Photos courtesy of Tracy Spaulding) Coach Don White. Friday, Lake Region got off to a slow start allowing York to go ahead 7-0 by the middle of the third quarter. With four minutes left in the third quarter, Lake Region started their comeback. Drew Shane dodged the top defender going to the goal and shot the ball into the top left corner making it 7-1. About a
minute into the fourth quarter, Zach Tidd scored continuing the comeback and starting to make the team believe they still had a chance at 72. York continued to stay in penalty trouble, with foul after foul. With four and half minutes left in the game, Lake Region scored four goals making the score 7-6 with 47 seconds left. Lake Region’s
Zach Tidd, Evan Kellough, Mason LaPlante and Drew Shane all scored while being man up. York got possession of the ball after the last face-off, but was unable to keep the ball in the attacking end. Lake Region’s Brandon Baillargeon took over the possession of the ball and drove down the field for another LAX, Page B
time (24.9) was impressive for this point in the season. Audrey (third) and Addie (fifth) started their meet by placing in the 1600 meters. Courtney Yates placed fourth in the javelin and triple jump. The other scorer was Michaela Tripp, who placed fifth in the javelin in her first high school meet. “It was quite a debut as Michaela was also our top shot putter and discus thrower,” Coach Snow said. The Laker girls placed third with 58 points out of five schools. Girls’ results 100 meters: 1. Junior Kate Hall 12.04; Hannah Parsons 14.9; Hannah Stewart 15.6. 1600 meters: 3. Audrey Blais 6:11.40 (won by Sacopee’s Ruhlin in 5:46.90);
55. Addie Blais 6:24.30. 200 meters: 1. Kate Hall 25.14. 4X400 relay: 1. Sacopee Valley 4:50.40; 2. Lake Region 4:52.90 (Addie Blais 1:14.4; Hannah Parsons 1:17.77; Alizah Thayer 1:13.1; Audrey Blais 1:07.7). 800 meters: 1. Sophomore Audrey Blais 2:58; 2. Alizah Thayer 3:01.70; 3. Addie Blais 3:04.90. Javelin: 4. Courtney Yates 52-10 (won by Sacopee’s Anissa Dann at 71-9); 5. Michaela Tripp 51-8; Danielle LaPointe 48-6; Zoe Snow 297. Long jump: 1. Kate Hall 18-4.75; Courtney Yates 115.75; Hannah Stewart 10-6.5. Triple jump: 4. Courtney Yates 26-5 (won by Sacopee’s Morgan Carpenter at 30-6).
Discus: Michaela Tripp 53-5; Danielle LaPointe 47-3; Zoe Snow 39-6. Shot Put: Michaela Tripp 22-4.5; Danielle LaPointe 211; Zoe Snow 17-10. Boys’ results Is he a freshman? Dakota Stover is a freshman and going to the state championships! He qualified by high jumping 5-feet-6. He placed fourth and narrowly missed 5-feet-8 on his third attempt. Dakota also long jumped 17-feet-10 to earn fifth place. Marcus Devoe had a seasonal best in the triple jump (36-11.5) to capture second place. Dakota and Marcus teamed up with Matt Buchanan and Lexus Rodriguez to finish LR TRACK, Page B
Hall, ‘A-Train’ lead LR track
Add Lake Region to New York City and Duke Ellington as places you can catch take the A-train. Audrey Blais, Alizah Thayer and Addie Blais went 1-2-3 in the 800 meters in last Friday’s opening Lake Region track & field meet held at Poland. Their 18 points in the 800 meters made it the Laker’s top event. “Maybe most impressive was that each girl ran a negative split (second lap was faster than the first lap),” Coach Mark Snow said. The three girls also teamed with Hannah Parsons to grab second place in the 4x400 meter relay. Kate Hall won her three events by large margins. All four of her long jumps were over 18 feet and her 200-meter
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Nolan Abrams (Continued from Page B) you have received? NA. Never limit yourself — John Abrams. Q. Who is your biggest fan? NA. My parents. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…. NA. I have a good old-fashioned Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Q. What is your favorite sport? NA. Football. I love full contact sports. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… NA. How hard I worked out. You need to get a head start and become physically and mentally stronger. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? NA. Relaxed, understanding and helpful. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? NA. Energy and strength. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? NA. Smart, understanding, patient, excitement and energy.
TRYING TO SHAKE A SCOT is Lake Region’s Mason DREW SPAULDING looks up the field during varsity LaPlante. (Photos courtesy of Tracy Spaulding) lacrosse action at LRHS against Bonny Eagle.
Laker Lax team downs Scots
(Continued from Page B) scoring chance. Brandon drew a foul as York tried to stop him from making a play. With 11 seconds left in the game, the Lakers were man up again, and York’s defense packed in front of the goal preventing shots. Time ran out with the score still York 7 and Lake Region 6. Monday, the Lakers hosted Bonny Eagle at Kilpatrick Stadium. They played an exceptional first half at both ends of the field. Drew Shane scored two similar goals with an overhand shot on the run from the top of the attack box. Nineteen seconds later, Shane scored again
the midline and found Zach Tidd open for a quick pass and a goal. In the second quarter, Drew got another assist as he was able to clear the ball to Mason LaPlante for the open shot. Three minutes later, Drew cleared the ball himself and went all the way to the goal for a shot. As he got closer to the goal, he was checked, but was still able to get off a shot as he was falling to the ground. The hard shot sailed past the goalie and into the back of the net. At the end of the first half, Lake Region was ahead 6-0. Bonny Eagle never gave up. In the first four minutes of the third quarter, the Scots scored four goals making the score 6-4. With two minutes
left in the quarter, Bonny Eagle scored again making it a one-goal game, 6-5. The fourth quarter was evenly matched with both teams getting some good chances. Lake Region was able to stay out of the penalty box for most of the night and did not allow a single man-down goal on its three penalties. Both teams played well with very few penalties throughout the game. Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Zach Tidd got a hat trick off a pass from Mason LaPlante from behind the goal. Bonny Eagle responded with a goal of its own two minutes later. For the last seven minutes, the scored stayed at 7-6 with Lake Region pulling out the victory.
“To Try to Keep Trying: is who the Fryeburg Academy varsity girls’ tennis team is. The Raiders may have started the season with a 0-4 record, but they remain strong, brave and humble in their struggles, according to Coach Chris Chaffee. “We don’t have the experience, the depth, most teams have, but we have heart. We have veracity and rectitude and that always triumphs. We can make meaning out of this and turn it into something positive and something good,” the coach said. Each player so far has had their own purpose, their own moment on the team. Fryeburg number 3 singles player Catherine Ashley against Yarmouth, showed heart, by CELEBRATING A SCORE — Lakers Cam Hill and battling and hanging tough in three sets. Drew Spaulding.
“Catherine wouldn’t back down, wouldn’t give up. She turned her ankle and wouldn’t throw in the towel. That shows a lot about her as a person, our team, and is a great example in life. She could have easily retired in the match but wanted to give her last everything in the match,” Chaffee said. Singles players Chelsea Abraham and Morgan Bullard have been facing the top 1 and 2 spots in their flight. “You have to be brave, when you are faced against a scary and a tough challenge,” the coach said. Izzy Hodgman-Burns has only been playing tennis for about a month, yet her improvement and commitment to improve shows the team they can do it too. “They all have tried and FA GIRLS, Page B
after winning the possession from the face-off. The manto-man defense really shut down Bonny Eagle’s offense and forced several turnovers. RJ Legere played well in goal making some key stops throughout the night and clearing the ball really well after making saves. “Our transitions from defense to offense in the first half lead to several fast breaks and some great shooting chances,” Coach White said. Drew Spaulding and Dakota Russo were also instrumental in clearing the ball to the offense to set up a goal. In the first quarter, Drew carried the ball across
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(Continued from Page B) Town: Sebago Parents: Jim and Angela LaPointe Sports you play: Volleyball, indoor and outdoor track & field School organizations: National Honor Society School honors: Honor roll, NHS president Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DL. Do the best you can do and don’t worry about what others think — Angela LaPointe. Q. Who is your biggest fan? DL. My biggest fans are my parents because they are always there to support me and are proud of me no matter what. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…. DL. I come out of practice or a game with a smile on my face and feel like I did the best I possibly could. Q. What is your favorite sport? DL. My favorite sport is volleyball because I love the atmosphere during games. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change… DL. My motivation at practice. During games or meets, I give it 110%% but at practice, sometimes I don’t give it my all. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and who is a good teammate? DL. Ben Roy is a great teammate because he always pushes me to do my best and is very encouraging. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DL. I believe I bring positive energy and encouragement to my team. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DL. I feel a good coach makes the sport fun, always tells players ‘good job’ and are always there to help you be a better athlete.
LR track recap (Continued from Page B) fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in 50.64 (won by Poland in 47.24). “Matt and Lexus had a great meet by also setting personal records in the 100 meters and long jump,” Coach Snow said. Personal records were abundant as Nick Scarlett (800m and triple jump), Niko Torres (high jump and 100m), and Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg (shot put and discus) also set two personal records. Boys’ results Discus: Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 71-7; Dustin Frizzell 552; Ben Roy 55-1. Javelin: Lexus Rodriguez 115-11; Nolan Abrams 79-9; Dustin Frizzell 75-0; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 59-2; Ben Roy 46-1. Shot Put: Joey Beaulieu 31-8; Dustin Frizzell 29-7; Ben Roy 28-7; Nolan Abrams 28-2; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 255-11. Long Jump: 5. Dakota Stover 17-10; Matt Buchanan 16-0; Lexus Rodriguez 15-7; Kolin Wyman 14-1; Nick Scarlett 1310; Niko Torres 12-10. Triple Jump: 2. Marcus Devoe 36-11.5; Nick Scarlettt 31-3. High Jump: 4. Dakota Stover 5-6; Niko Torres 4-6. 100 meters: Dakota Stover 12.6; Matt Buchanan 12.6; Lexus Rodriguez 13.1; Kolin Wyman 13.4; Niko Torres 14.7. 400 meters: Marcus Devoe 1:02.3. 800 meters: Nick Scarlett 2:31.0. 4X100 Relay: 4. Lake Region 50.4 (Matt Buchanan, Lexus Rodriguez, Marcus Devoe, Dakota Stover). Next meet is Thursday, May 8 at Falmouth.
Raiders drop 2 FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy’s boys’ lacrosse lost to Freeport twice this past week. “Although we lost to a superior team, we were able to work on our offensive and defensive sets,” Coach Scott Lees said. Junior captain goalie Malik Mobley produced two good games. “He is the quarterback of our team and performing extremely well,” Coach Lees said. Junior captain Hanness Schneider sparked the defense along with junior Josh Osgood and junior Colin McKeith. Sophomore captain Ryan Corrociolla and junior captain Joe Schrader along with AJ Worcester make up the FA offense. Several freshmen are seeing action so far for the Raiders. Huxley Lovering, Jeremiah Schrader and long stick midRAIDER LACROSSE, Page 12B
Raider rewind: FA track off to great start GRAY — Fryeburg Academy was in the thick of the chase to win the season’s opening varsity track & field meet at Gray last week. Competing against the host Patriots, along with Old Orchard Beach and Cape Elizabeth, the Raider girls finished third, just six points from winning the meet while the FA boys finished second, five points from winning the meet. Girls’ results 100 meters: 1. Freshman Skye Collins at 14.07; 3. Oriagna Inirio 14.25; 12. Kristen Dostie 16.25. 1600 meters: 1. Sophomore Anna Lastra at 5:40.49; 4. Juliet Fink 6:25.76. 200 meters: 3. Skye Collins 29.48 (won by Cape’s Montana Braxton in 28.08);
4. Oriagna Inirio 30.09; 5. Emily McDermith 30.22; 8. Erika Dennery 31.08; 13. Kristen Dostie 32.97. 3200 meters: 3. Juliet Fink 15:14.44 (won by Cape’s Emily Faria at 12:51.33). 400 meters: 2. Oriagna Inirio 1:11.20 (won by Cape’s Hailey Petsinger at 1:05.48); 3. Emily McDermith 1:11.29; 4. Erika Dennery 1:16.06; 5. Skye Collins 1:21.71. 4X100 Relay: 1. Fryeburg Academy 56.35. 800 meters: 2. Anna Lastra 2:35.57 (won by Cape’s Eva Brydson at 2:33.86). Discus: 1. Bailey Friedman 83-0; 6. Elizabeth Grzyb 705; 13. Courtney Batchelor 56-2; 16. Karalyn Holtgrefe 51-4; 17. Laura Friedman 41-3; 18. Herlihy Mackenzie 38-11.
High jump: 3. Sarah Welch 4-6 (won by Cape’s Sophia Avantaggio 4-6). Javelin: 2. Elizabeth Grzyb 98-9 (won by Gray’s Kierstin Stritch 103-0); 3. Bailey Friedman 79-2; 7. Herlihy Mackenzie 50-3; 8. Courtney Batchelor 49-6; 10. Laura Friedman 40-6; 11. Karalyn Holtgrefe 35-4. Long jump: 1. Skye Collins 13-3; 3. Sarah Welch 12-2; 7. Kristen Dostie 11-2. Shot put: 1. Junior Bailey Friedman 33-7.75; 12. Courtney Batchelor 21-11; 14. Laura Friedman 19-8; 17. Karalyn Holtgrefe 17-0; 18. Herlihy Mackenzie 16-11.50. Boys’ results 100 meters: 2. Elijah Thompson 11.74 (won by Gray’s Zack Haskell 11.66); 3. Forrest Stearns 11.82; 15.
Spencer Thomas 13.23; 20. Colt Whitten 13.62. 1600 meters: 3. Thomas Rose 4:52.92 (won by Gray’s Will Shafer 4:20.09); 14. Christian Bedell 5:43.50. 200 meters: 2. Forrest Stearns 23.71 (won by Gray’s Haskell 23.66); 3. Elijah Thompson 24.56; 7. Sullivan Briggs 25.97; 9. Spencer Thomas 26.38. 300 meter hurdles: 1.
Junior Liuke Yang 46.63. 3200 meters: 3. Patrick Carty 10:19.62 (won by Cape’s Mitchell Morris inn 10:10.80); 4. Eric Hannes 11:09.78. 400 meters: 1. Senior Forrest Stearns 53.18; 3. Sullivan Briggs 58.14; 4. Spencer Thomas 59.28; 6. Colt Whitten 1:03.10; 9. Aaron Hennessy 1:40.22. 800 meters: 1. Senior Eric Hannes 2:077.35; 3. Thomas Rose 2:14.77; 7. David Powers 2:32.12; 9. Christian Bedell 2:34.32; 12. Reed Wales 2:56.75. Discus: 1. Senior Andrew Lyman 123-5; 2. Edward Price 120-10; 8. Hunter Griffin 772; 9. Joshua Desroche 70-8; 13. Reid O’Brien 61-11; 14. Aaron Hennessy 59-10. Javelin: 1. Senior Edward
Price 142-2; 8. Hunter Griffin 85-3; 14. Reid O’Brien 65-2; 18. Christian Bedell 57-8; 19. Joshua Desroche 53-4; 20. Kevin Ventura 39-2. Long Jump: 1. Forrest Stearns 18-5.50; 8. Colt Whitten 16-7.50; 10. Liuke Yang 16-4. Pole Vault: 1. Dacota Griffin 10-6. “We have been working for this the last two years. A very emotional experience. The very reason why I coach,” said FA Coach Kevin McDonald. Shot Put: 1.Andrew Lyman 45-11.50; 2. Edward Price 39-3; 7. Joshua Desroche 266.50; 8. Reid O’Brien 26-5; 10. Kevin Ventura 23-7.25; 12. Aaron Hennessy 20-11. Triple Jump: 3. Colt Whitten 36-4 (won by Cape’s Eddie Galvin at 37-11.50).
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Damon Knight (Continued from Page B) sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Knight File Athlete: Damon Knight Year in School: Sophomore Town: Bridgton Parents: Jenine and Ryan Staley Sports you play: Baseball, basketball, golf Q. Best piece of advice you have received? DK. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what’s good for you – Dad. Q. Who is your biggest fan? DK. My grandfather. He’s always at games cheering me on whenever he can be. Q. I know I have had a good sports day when… DK. I know I have had a good sports day when I feel like I’ve put everything I had into that sport. Q. What is your favorite sport? DK. Baseball because I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid and have played it my whole life. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change... DK. The amount of water I drink. This would help me become more energized. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? DK. Positive attitude, dedication and picking others up when they’re down. Charlie, Ben and Nate are good teammates. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? DK. A positive attitude and a good work ethic. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? DK. Never giving up on players, pushing them to the highest potential and staying positive
(Continued from Page B) nation, commitment and good sportsmanship, Casey is this week’s Boosters 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 t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Heath File Athlete: Casey Heath Year in School: Senior Parents: Mark and Lisa Heath Sports you play: Softball, field hockey, indoor track School organizations: National Honor Society, Student Council, Varsity Club School honors: Lions Club Student of the Month (January) Q. Best piece of advice you have received. CH. The best piece of advice I’ve received has been said to me in many forms by different people (Coach Webb in field hockey and Coaches Boody and Rivet in softball) — it is to always believe in myself and my abilities and to just have fun. Q. Who is your biggest fan? CH. My biggest fans are my parents, they go to all my games and are always the loudest ones cheering for me. Q. I know I had a good sports day when… CH. I know I have had a good sports day when I don’t make many mistakes, also when I make good plays and play to my potential. Q. What is your favorite sport? CH. My favorite sports is softball, I’ve been playing it for as long as I can remember. I also play in the summer on a travel team. I love everythi8ng about the game. I love how every game and inning can be different depending on the pitcher or hitter you are facing. I also really like how supportive everyone is, even on opposing teams. Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change... CH. I wouldn’t be as hard on myself or put too much pressure on myself when things start to go wrong. Q. What qualities make for a good teammate? CH. A good teammate is someone who is always supportive and will try to pump the team up when they start to get down on themselves. Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? CH. I think I am a positive leader for my team. I try to lead by example and answer any questions my team may have when they’re confused. Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? CH. A good coach will always believe in you no matter what your size is or how much you’re struggling.
RIPPED DOWN THE LINE — Lake Region junior Ashley Clark hammered a ball down the leftfield line Monday against Sacopee Valley. Clark and the Lakers pounded out 18 hits to roll to a 22-2 victory. (Photo courtesy of Kurt Christiansen)
Laker bats erupt at SV Catching up with the Lake Region varsity softball team: Greely 4, Lakers 0: One goal first-year varsity coach Wayne Rivet had for his Lakers was to see them become “competitive” against the conference’s top clubs. After beating Gray-NG — a team that reached the West Finals a year ago — the next test was a trip to Greely (3-0). Junior pitcher Ashley Clark allowed just four hits, but six errors opened the door for the Rangers, who scored single runs in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings to capture a 4-0 victory. Greely pitcher Miranda Moore stymied the Laker attack, allowing just one hit — a sinking line drive for a
double by senior Samantha Marucci in the third inning with two out. Moore escaped trouble by inducing a fly ball out to right field. “We did a good job of putting the ball in play, striking out just three times against a very good pitcher,” Coach Rivet said. “Maybe the biggest point we take from this game is that if we make the routine plays, we can be competitive against the league’s top teams. Little mistakes hurt us today, but we’re continuing to get better fundamentally, as well as gaining more confidence that we can compete.” Kennebunk 9, Lakers 4: A promising start ended in frustration as the Lakers lost focus and dropped a road loss
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May 13, 2014 The Town of Casco will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Casco Community Center located at 940 Meadow Road, Casco, Maine, to hear comments from the public on the following items: 1. Zoning changes to the Village and Commercial Zones regarding proposed lot sizes and setbacks. 2. Proposed new Town Office building: Items for discussion include, but are not limited to, a geothermal heating system, solar panels and the location of the building. 1T19 Public Notice
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We, the undersigned, being registered voters of the Town of Bridgton, request that Municipal Officers place the following article before the voters for their consideration at the next election.
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An amendment to the existing cell phone tower ordinances that would read: “A cell phone tower must not be placed within 750 feet of an existing private residence. Provided, however, that a tower is authorized and constructed, a landowner may build a building or home on their own property except within the fall zone of the tower.”
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TOWN OF NAPLES The Naples Board of Selectperson and the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 19, 2014, at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane, for the purpose of consideration of the following amendments: SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF NAPLES: Section 12: Non-Conformance. Amend all of Section 12. Non-Conformance
4. Add following language: The non-vegetated surfaces within the Shoreland Zone for Municipally owned/controlled Naples Causeway Project shall not exceed 50% of the lot or a portion thereof, located within the Shoreland Zone, including land area previously developed. STREET VENDOR ORDINANCE: The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review the changes on the Street Vendor’s Ordinance. ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN OF NAPLES: Amendment to The Naples Zoning Ordinance to Provide for Contract zoning and to establish procedures for processing requests for contract zoning. DEFINITIONAL ORDINANCE: Amendment to the Naples Definitional Ordinance. All interested parties are invited and should attend.
VEHICLE FOR SALE Contact Joshua Potvin Fryeburg Police Department at 207-935-3323
Vehicle can be seen at the Town’s Highway Garage, 165 Bridgton Road. All bids must be in a separate sealed envelope, clearly marked with the vehicle description. Written bids will be accepted until Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 4 p.m. Bids will be opened on May 22, 2014, at the Selectmen’s meeting at 6 p.m. Bids should be mailed to: Town of Fryeburg, Vehicle Description, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037. The selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Vehicle will be sold on an “As Is, Where Is” basis with no warranties. 1T19
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
SECTION 15. LAND USE STANDARDS B. Principal and Accessory Structures
Request for One-Year Custodian Contract 2014–2015 The Town of Brownfield is accepting sealed bids for weekly custodial work at the Town Office and Community Center effective July 1, 2014. Please include proof of insurance with your sealed bid. All bid proposals for this one-year contract are to be submitted in a sealed bid marked, “Custodian Bid,” to the Town of Brownfield, 82 Main Street, Brownfield, ME 04010, by May 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. A description of work to be performed is available at the Town Office. For more information, please contact Julie at 207-935-2007. The Town of Brownfield reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2T18
BOARD OF APPEALS
The Naples Board of Appeals will meet on May 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. An Administrative Appeal for property located on Dees Way and Shown on Naples Tax Map U35, Lot 13-1, submitted by Cynthia White. 2. An Administrative Appeal from the Code Enforcement Officer’s interpretation for property located on 75 Scenic Drive and shown on Naples Tax Map U10, Lot 13, submitted by attorney Robert Neault on behalf of James and Dina Trebbe.
To the Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton:
to the Rams last Friday. Two walks, two sacrifices and an error plated three runs in the opening frame for the Lakers, but two errors and two hits let the Rams back into the game, tying it up after one. “It seemed like every time we had a chance to record an out and didn’t, Kennebunk took advantage. We dropped a pop fly in foul grounds, and the next pitch, they belted a two-run double. We had a tailor-made double-play chance, and flipped the ball over the second baseman’s head. Our girls found out that it doesn’t take long for a game’s momentum to change because of errors,” Coach Rivet said. SOFTBALL, Page 12B
(Continued from Page B) kept trying, and kept believing they have a chance to win no matter what the score was,” Chaffee said. Chelsea, Morgan, Catherine, Gulsen Oztosun, Lucy Kneissler, Emma Allocco,Trishala Manandhar, Izzy H-B, Dancia Petric, Tonya Patrakova, Yuhan Guo and Dolma Taichi have all proven that they are willing and eager to improve each and every day. “They play against the challenge, how they play, why they play will make a difference. I am lucky to have players on the team who want to get better and are having fun doing so. They have great integrity and are a joy to be around,” Coach Chaffee said. “All I can give them is to show them my passion and love for the sport of tennis. By coaching, and teaching them. By motivating them through inspiring words. You can’t achieve anything without overcoming adversity. Their effort, of showing up every day, practicing, playing in matches, and giving their best. That is all you can ask for. That is what is really winning.” The coach added, “If they play tennis like it is everything and realize after that it is not. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before. It’s not a tragedy if you lose. It’s only a tennis match. Life continues. The ultimate goal is to improve. Whether you win or lose in a given match can depend on the small things that you sometimes cannot control, but to feel you are a truly improved player when you go on a court that is important.”
PUBLIC HEARING In consideration of the following application, The Bridgton Planning Board continued the Public Hearing at a Site Walk at 214 Hio Ridge Road, Bridgton, Maine, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Also on this date there was a balloon flight from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Public Hearing was recessed at 9:30 a.m., to reconvene at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m. New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC dba AT&T Mobility LLC, and American Towers LLC 214 Hio Ridge Road; Map 13, Lot 53B 130' Tower with antennas and equipment shelter on leased land. The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. The Board reserves the right to conduct any other routine business as necessary. 1T19
TOWN OF BROWNFIELD PUBLIC HEARING The Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., at the Brownfield Town Office located at 82 Main Street, to discuss the proposed Order of Discontinuance of a Public Easement that discontinues any remaining public easement in the upper portion of Chamberlain Road (this same portion of road was discontinued as a town way at the June 15, 2005 annual town meeting). If this Order is approved by a vote of the legislative body at the June 11, 2014 annual town meeting, the Town will continue to have no obligation to maintain, repair or plow the road, and the public will no longer have the right to continue to travel over the road. 2T19
TOWN OF NAPLES Public Hearing
The Board of Selectpersons will hold a meeting on May 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building located at 15 Village Green Lane. On the agenda: 1. A public hearing for liquor license and special amusement applications, submitted for Merced’s on Brandy Pond, Inc. 2. A public hearing for a liquor license and special amusement permit, submitted by Kim McPhee for The Lost Lobstah. 3. A public hearing for a special amusement permit and liquor license application for The Galley Restaurant and Pub, submitted by Matthew Sullivan. Public welcome.
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
PUBLIC HEARING The Bridgton Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing at the Bridgton Town Office, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 7:15 p.m. to consider the following: An Administrative Appeal filed by Peter Malia, Jr., Hastings Malia, agent for Peter and Bonnie Motel, regarding the issuance of a building permit for a dock extension for property owned by Kevin Murrin, located at Moose Pond/99 Cedar Drive, Bridgton Tax Map 60 Lot 7. The application is available for viewing at the Bridgton Town Office Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All interested individuals are invited to attend at the above place and time to present any comments. 2T19
Page 10B, The Bridgton News, May 8, 2014 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 $6.50 per column inch. Classified advertisers must furnish written copy. The Bridgton News assumes no financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements other than to reprint that part of any advertisement in which a typographical error occurs. Advertisers will please notify the business office promptly of any errors that may occur, phone 207-647-2851.
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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HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING—Laundress, May 27 to August 17. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15
GENERAL MAINTENANCE — helper needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. May through mid-August, 25-30 hours per week. Basic carpentry skills required. Non-smoking camp. Contact Peter Jordan at pwjor- EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will tf13 travel. Snowplowing, removal and firstname.lastname@example.org sanding. Site work, foundations DRIVERS — Dedicated. Re- dug, back filling, septic systems, gional. Home weekly/bi-weekly sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad guaranteed. Start up to $.44 cpm. Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 Great benefits & bonuses. 90% no touch freight/70% drop & hook. MAINTENANCE WORK — 2t18x Odd jobs by the hour, day, week 877-704-3773. or job. Free estimates. Call 627BOAT DRIVER — July 1 to 4649. 6t19x August 16. 40 hours/week. Camp DAY CARE Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 CINDY’S CARE BEAR – Day CERTIFIED DIVER — Deck- Care has 1 full-time opening for hand to serve on the Diver-Assist- child ages 7 weeks and up. Contact 4t18x ed Suction Harvester boat (DASH) Cindy, 647-2878. removing invasive milfoil from Raymond waterways. SCUBA Oasis Childcare — located certification preferred. Must work in Casco has limited openings for well with others. Ability to oper- children ages 5-12. Our summer ate a pontoon boat is a plus. 32-40 program M-F, 6:30-6 p.m. includes hours/week. Job begins June 15 weekly field trips to the State Park and goes through Labor Day. Div- beach, various parks, bowling, hikers receive $15/hour; boat captain ing, movies, ceramics and just pure $12/hour and general deckhand fun! Call Kelly at 207-329-2658 or 6t19 $10/hour. There may be additional visit us on Facebook. work available on weekends with FOR SALE the RWPA Courtesy Boat InspecFIREWOOD — $225 per cord tion Program. Send a resume by Friday May 16 via mail or e-mail green. Ask about volume discount. to: Jeff Stern, Program Manager, 2 cord minimum for delivery. 207Raymond Waterways Protective 925-1138. westernmainetimberAssociation, P.O. Box 194, Cas- lands.com tf13 co, ME 04015. (207) 627-3126 2t18 WESTERNMAINEFIREWOOD. email@example.com com — Seasoned hardwood. Aged PSS — Needed for in-home care, 12 months or more. Cut, split and 36 hours weekly, Monday-Friday. delivered. Half cord $140, 1 cord Going rate. Call 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., $260. Call 583-4113 or 595-5029. 2t18 693-5010. 4t18x CLEANING PERSON — needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Mid-June through late August. 15-20 hours per week, mornings. Contact James Saltman at: jamie@ tf11 encore-coda.com
BRUSH CUTTING — lawn care, RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, mowing, tree cutting, landscaping, split and delivered. Any amounts. light trucking, spring cleanup. Call Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 595-8321. 6t17x ShoreMaster Boat Lift LAWN SERVICES — Spring — for Jet Ski/small boat. 1,000cleanup, raking, leaf removal, lawn pound capacity, adjustable depth, mowing in the Naples/Sebago carpeted bunk boards, Excellent area. Call Bernie at 207-939-6574 condition. $500. 647-2847. 1t19x 4t18x for more information.
G.B. LOGGING & FIREWOOD — Sawed & split to length or tree length, buyer of soft & hardwood stumpage. Free tree removal. $200 cord. Call Glen at 1-603-662-4191. 5t18x
VEHICLES FOR SALE
JESUS IS LORD – new and used auto parts. National locator. Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridgton, 207-647-5477. tf30 1988 HONDA SHADOW — VT800 motorcycle 50,000 miles, liquid-cooled engine. Excellent condition. $1,900. 693-6308. 3t17x 1987 FORD F700 — dump truck. Plow and sander hookup, new battery, new tires on front, 429 motor, 30,000 miles. Former NH vehicle. $2000. Call 650-1111 or 647-9500. 2t19
NAPLES — Long Lake. Looking for caretaker couple to rent furnished, 2-bedroom, large open concept, newly-remodeled mobile home located in beautiful Vacation Home Park. Site #4, ice fish, snowmobile, beautiful sandy beach. No pets, no smoking. $900 plus utilities, full tank of fuel. See website for pictures www.rrvacationhomepark.com 305-304-8764 cell. tf3 BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom, 1bath house. Walk to Food City. All utilities, everything included. $960 month. Call 781-361-1368. tf19 LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large 1,664 square feet 1-bedroom apartment with fieldstone fireplace in carriage house. $995 month includes electric and heat. Mountain views with Kezar Lake access. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease/first and security deposit/references required. (207) 221-2951. 5t18x
COOK — June 16 to August 30. GUNS — Buy, sell, trade. Wanted CASCO — Completely furnished Camp Tapawingo, Route 93 in all military items. Sweden Trading rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call ATTENTION Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256- Post, 207-647-8163. Will travel. tf37 cell, 207-595-4946. tf15 8106. tf15 Classified line ads are now posted HARRISON — 5-bedroom, on our website at NO EXTRA WORK WANTED $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag 1989 Log Cabin, lakefront, sumCHARGE! www.bridgton.com PROFESSIONAL CLEANING when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x mer rental. 251 CapeMonday Rd. HELP WANTED — service. Over 16 years experi- 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, Large dock & swim float. $3,000 tf46 per week. 617-240-0332. 10t13x ence. Has openings weekly, bi- Windham, 893-0339. CHEF MANAGER — June 9 weekly and one-time cleanings. to August 30. Camp Tapawingo, Call Phyllis, 207-462-4417. 2t19 Route 93 in Sweden. Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 CLEANING & ORGANIZING — Local company looking to fill RN — June 20 to August 17. Camp empty slots. Never too early for Tapawingo, Route 93 in Sweden. Spring cleaning. Senior discount Contact JD (207) 256-8106. tf15 and free estimates. Please call 207Apply in person at: tf6 595-1542. BN 19
Hayes TrueValue Hardware
Phone 207-935-3351 Fax 207-256-8303
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO ENJOY YOUR WORK, AND GO HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY KNOWING YOU’VE MADE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES? Then we’re looking for you to join our health care team. We are currently accepting applications for
LPN or RN (32–40 hrs./week) CNAs (24–32 hrs./week) CRMA (40-hr. certificate / 24 hrs./week)
We have a generous health insurance plan and offer a benefit plan or pay in lieu of benefits plan. Apply in person or obtain an application at www.fryeburghealthcare.com 2T19CD
The UMBRELLA FACTORY SUPERMARKET in Naples is accepting applications for spring and summer positions! Part-time only.
70 Fairview Drive Fryeburg, ME 04037
BRIDGTON — Commercial rental space at 186 Main St., 1,600 square feet, small kitchen, bathroom, new furnace, central air hookups, air conditioner, large storefront windows, former home of Antique Revival, $600 per month plus utilities, includes large one-car garage storage space. Please call Ann 207-939-3747. 3t18
BRIDGTON — 16 South High Street. Non-smoking, no pets. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, quiet, safe building. Includes heat, hot water, off-street parking. Walking distance to Main Street, town beach, church. Coin-op laundry on site. $700 to $800 month. First, last and security requested. References checked. 207-632-8508. tf41
WEST BRIDGTON — 3 bedroom home, 1 bath, dishwasher, w/d hookups $950 per month, first and security deposit required. References required. Non-smoking. (1) year lease. Pets depending. Rental includes: use of private beach on Moose Pond, swimming pool and tennis courts and domestic water. Call 207-647-8686 or 321-2662720 for details and showing of 1t19x property.
SPRING CLEANUPS — sand cleanups, openings for 2014 lawn care accounts. Commercial/ residential. Valley Lawn and Landscape, 207-595-6307. dan@ valleylandscapeme.com 4t17x IF YOU NEED ANYTHING — cleaned up or hauled off, my trailer is 6’-x-10’. Chuck’s Maintenance, 8t17x 743-9889.
DENMARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Interior and Exterior Painting. Also, Paperhanging. 40 years of painting experience. Call for estimates. Call John Mathews, tf49 LOVELL — 1-bedroom apart- 207-452-2781. ment, large yard, wash/dryer hook- SPRING CLEANUPS — ups, near pond. No pets or smok- Property maintenance, indoor/outing. References and security. $550 door debris removal. Call 207plus utilities. Call 603-986-1086 232-5138. 5t18x (cell) or 207-928-2295 (home). TRAINING 2t19x FIREARMS — classes in Porter, Maine. NRA Pistol Permit, Self-Defense (armed & unarmed) and more Please call 207-468-1269 or visit www. talondefensiveassoc.com for more information and class dates. 3t19x HARRISON — Seasonal rental. Available June 1st – October 31st. All inclusive, near lakes, $875/ week. Call 583-1072. 3t19x
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TOWN OF FRYEBURG HELP WANTED Seasonal Maintenance Worker
The Town of Fryeburg is accepting resumes for one (1) seasonal maintenance worker to work 30 hours per week under the direction of the Public Works Department. The person filling this position will be responsible for spring and fall cleanup, mowing and regular maintenance of Town-owned properties including parks, cemeteries, and beaches. A State of Maine Class C driver’s license and a good driving record are required. A job description is available at the Town Office, or can be viewed on the Town’s website, www.fryeburgmaine.org. Please forward letter of interest and resume to Sharon Jackson, Town Manager, 16 Lovewell Pond Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. The Town of Fryeburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
Salmon Point Campground HOST & HOSTESS VACANCY The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for the position of Host and Hostess at Salmon Point Campground for the 2014 camping season. This will require part-time work throughout the week from mid-May until early September. Part of the compensation will be the campsite. Applications are available on the Town of Bridgton’s website, www.bridgtonmaine.org, or at the Town Office during regular business hours. Applications, along with a letter of interest and/or resume, must be submitted to Mr. Gary Colello, Recreation Director, Town of Bridgton, 3 Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, ME 04009. The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
204 Portland Road Bridgton, Maine
TOWN OF BRIDGTON 3 CHASE STREET, SUITE 1 BRIDGTON, MAINE 04009
Salmon Point Campground SEASONAL POSITION VACANCY
The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer.
The Town of Bridgton is accepting applications for a part-time maintenance position at Salmon Point Campground. The position is a temporary summer position, which begins immediately for up to 24 hours weekly. Application forms are available on the Town of Bridgton’s website at www.bridgtonmaine.org, as well as at the Town Office during regular business hours. Deadline for all applications will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. The Town of Bridgton is an equal opportunity employer. Gary Colello, Campground Administrator
Bridgton Retail Store
Visit the store for an application!
Full-time, year-round position, responsible for transport of lumber and building materials to job sites and other destinations. Must be a team player, detail-oriented, and have a strong customer service focus. Knowledge of lumber and building materials and a clean CDL Class A or B driving record required.
NAPLES SHOPPING CENTER Route 302, Naples, ME 207-693-3988
Full-time benefits include 401k, medical, dental, life insurance, paid time off and material purchase discounts.
For additional information or to apply for this opening, please contact Mark Hopkins at 207.329.5448.
Hancock is an equal opportunity employer
Advertising Sales Representative
Now Hiring Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of driving experience. A valid Class A CDL, Medical Card, and clean driving record are also required.
Grapple Skidder Operator
Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of experience. We offer competitive wages and a complete benefit package that includes: - Health & Dental Insurances - Paid Holidays - Simple IRA Retirement - Paid Vacations - Uniforms Qualified applicants should apply within at 65 Bull Ring Road Denmark, ME 207.452.2157 2T19CD
The Bridgton News has a full- or part-time position available for newspaper advertising sales.
~ A Diamond of Supports ~
Candidates wanted to be Direct Support Professionals Good Neighbors Inc., a provider of services to persons with intellectual disabilities, is seeking motivated individuals to work in a challenging yet rewarding field of work. Experience is a plus but not necessary as all candidates will be provided with extensive training. Preferred candidates will possess a strong work ethic and commitment to the principles that guide the company. All candidates must: Have a High School Diploma or GED; be at least 18 years of age; have a valid Driver’s License; and be skilled in use of computers, iPads, etc. Please visit the company website at www.goodneighborsinc.org to upload an application or contact Wanda Millett, Human Resource Manager at (207) 647-8244, ex. 11 for more information.
Class ‘A’ Truck Driver
Candidate must be energetic, self-motivated, creative, and capable of servicing multiple advertising clients. Proven sales experience required. Flexible schedule necessary. E-mail resume (including references) to: Attn: Editor at email@example.com or mail to: Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 244 Bridgton, ME 04009.
Classifieds (Continued from Page 11A)
May 8, 2014, The Bridgton News, Page 11B
This week’s Theme: U.S. Geography
HEAP HAULERS — Towing YARD SALE — Community service. Cash paid for junk cars. H.E.L.P. Fundraising Yard Sale, Call 655-5963. tf12 7 Nulty Street in Bridgton, May ACROSS 24th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Looking for 1. Prince or king in India LOOKING FOR HOUSES/ — vendors to help support our pro- 6. Bit of binary code camps, to paint. Interior and exte- gram and keep our doors open. 9. *Baltimore’s has deep rior, fully insured, 26 years expe- Bring your own table $20 per enough water for rience. Dirigo Custom Painting, space, you keep your sales. Please largest ships 743-9889. 11t18x call 207-647-5000 FMI & reservations. 5t16 13. Ancient assembly area
REALESTATE FOR SALE
WATERFORD — Papoose Pond summer cottage with 300 feet of frontage. Private sandy beach. Asking $199,000. 207-892-4948. 8t17x
MULTI-FAMILY SALE — corner Dyke Mountain, Douglas Mountain, Sebago. May 10, 9-2 p.m. Rain date/leftovers May 11. Furniture, kitchenware, crafts, plants, attic/barn treasures. 1t19x
PLEASE CONSIDER — donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website www.harvesthills.org for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf44
Kelly Osborne’s dogs 39. Black cat crossing the street, e.g. 40. Try, as in a case 41. Wise guys 43. Frost-covered 44. *What Harvard Crew 14. Boy toy did on Lake Charles 15. Ancient Scandinavian 46. Crystal ____ characters 47. Country alliance 16. Bird action 48. Call for 17. Howard of “Happy 50. Aforementioned Days” 52. “... ___ he drove out of 18. To open sight” 19. *Location of highest 53. Retained point in U.S. 55. Strive 21. Victorian era overcoat 57. *The deepest lake 23. William Penn to Sir 60. *Archipelago state William Penn 63. Disorderly disruption 24. Civil rights concern 64. Roswell subject 25. Watergate device 66. What sinners are 28. O. Henry’s “The Gift of expected to do the ___” 68. “The Waste Land” 30. Baking soda poet 35. Seaward 69. Animal house 37. Paris Hilton’s and 70. Pretend
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DOWN 1. 50 Cent piece 2. Taj Mahal city 3. “Piano Man” Billy 4. Domains or expanses 5. Type of horse-drawn carriage 6. Creole vegetable 7. “New” prefix 8. Boredom 9. Often done on 4th down 10. Enough, for some 11. End of the line 12. Recipe amt. 15. *U.S. maritime neighbor 20. Breaks off abruptly 22. Dr. Frankenstein’s workplace 24. *Lake Superior holds this U.S. distinction 25. *Lake located on CANV border 26. Southeast Asia association
27. Active or lively 29. *Pacific Ocean territory 31. Sidewalk/road divide 32. Nimble 33. Word of mouth 34. *_____ Canyon 36. Singular of #4 Down 38. ___ _ good example 42. Judaic mourning 45. Stalin’s order, e.g. 49. Confederate general 51. Hindu Festival of Lights 54. One excessively concerned about decorum 56. Like yesterday’s meal? 57. Jazz musician Nat 58. Agitate 59. Call to matey 60. Use a whetstone 61. I, to a Greek 62. To let someone “__ __ it” 63. Joaquin Phoenix’ 2013 film 65. Whimiscal and otherworldly 67. Compass reading
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SAD #61 Middle School
Monday, May 12 — Friday, May 16 MONDAY: Popcorn chicken w/dipping sauce, Bosco sticks w/sauce, deli sandwich, diced pears, carrot sticks, cucumber coins. TUESDAY: Taco salad, taco bar w/romaine, sour cream & salsa, Garbanzo beans, deli sandwich, diced peaches. WEDNESDAY: Baked chicken patty, fish patty, veggie burger on whole grain bun, lettuce & tomato, pickle, deli sandwich, fruit cocktail. THURSDAY: General chicken w/whole grain rice, deli sandwich, fortune cookie, apples. FRIDAY: Laker pizza, deli sandwich, salad bar, mini pretzels, orange wedges.
CATEGORY: ________________________ NAME: ADDRESS: EXAMPLES:
Help Wanted • Work Wanted • Daycare • For Sale Lost & Found • Real Estate For Sale • For Rent Vehicles For Sale • Wanted to Buy • Yard Sales Business Services • Card of Thanks • In Memoriam
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________ ________ _______ _______ Fill in the blanks and mail your ad with payment to: Bridgton News, P.O. Box 244, Bridgton, ME 04009 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.
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.
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M.
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
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FA netmen fall just short Results from the FA boys’ tennis courts: NYA 3, Fryeburg 2 at Forest Acres on April 29. Singles P. Bulatovic (Frye) lost to B. Tetreault (NYA) 2-6, 5-7. Pavle had a slow start, but picked up his game, playing aggressive. The second set went back and forth Tetreault won a couple of key points late in the second. J. Burk (Frye) lost B. Potter (NYA) 3-6, 2-6. Burk and Potter played long points, and Jon hit the ball well, but Potter was too consistent. N. Calleja (Frye) lost M. Maurer (NYA) 4-6, 7-5, 46. Nacho and Maurer played similar counter punching styles. They engaged in long rallies, and Maurer was able to hang tough in the third.
Doubles M. Mitic/N.Vulteta (Frye) defeated H. Mahoney/G. Cady (NYA) 7-6, (7-2) 4-6, 7-5. Milos and Nikola won a tight first set with some good volleys, yet they struggled with their consistency in the second, and grinded out the third with the determination. H. He/K.Noh (Frye) defeated K. Ding/N.Chen (NYA) 6-0, 6-1. Harry and
(Continued from Page B) fielder Isaac Wakefield have made a great impact on the team, Lees reported. “We face a tough team at Falmouth Tuesday. We feel after that game our schedule is in our favor. At least all the state’s top teams are out of our way and we face teams that are at least on our level and we will be competitive with,” the coach said. “We have come a long way as a team. The future looks bright for Fryeburg Academy lacrosse.” Coach Lees welcomed back coach Steve Bush after a year off and returning assistant coach Hanness Schneider.
Kiho played attacking ten-
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nis and won easily. Greely 3, Fryeburg 2 on April 30. A. Lazic lost B. Jagolinzer (Greely) 0-6, 1-6. Captain Lazic played his first match of the season. He was a little rusty in the first set, hit the ball better in the second, but Jagolinzer was like a wall, and consistency won him the match. P. Bulatovic defeated P. Hurley (Greely) 6-2, 6-4. Bulatovic has been hitting the ball really well this year. In this match, he had the right balance of control and aggression. J. Burk defeated Blaine Ventre (Greely) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Burk had a scratchy opening set, but raised his game in the second and third. He started coming to the net and played confident in sets two and three. Doubles M. Mitic/N. Calleja lost N. Piacentini/M. Day (Greely) 4-6, 7-5. Both sets were competitive, trading breaks. Mitic and Calleja had their chances to push the second to a tiebreaker, but came up a little short. N. Valeta/H. He lost N. Ray/C. Goding (Greely) 4-6, 4-6. This doubles match was similar to the first doubles FA NETMEN, Page 13B
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Lakers even, beat Sea Gulls, Hawks (Continued from Page B) The Lakers regained the lead 4-3 in the second as Amy Angelone walked and LR picked up base hits from Samantha Marucci and Abby ScottMitchell. Kennebunk plated three runs in the third inning on three hits, and added two insurance runs in the fourth and a run in the sixth. Lakers 32, Old Orchard Beach 1: Ashley
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to down the Hawks (2-3) Monday in South Hiram. Clark finished with four hits to lead an 18-hit attack. Casey Heath knocked three hits, while Allison Morse had two. Jackie Laurent also had three hits, including a double, while Brittany Perreault drilled a triple with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, powering the Lakers to an eight-run uprising. Perreault had 4 RBI on the day. Samantha Marucci, Nicole Marucci and Abby Scott-Mitchell each had a hit. Clark (3-3) scattered six hits.
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trouble resulting in a threegame losing skid. At Yarmouth, FA starter White had trouble against a solid Clipper batting order, allowing a run in the first and five in the second. Coach Steve Woodcock lifted the rookie hurler in favor of Harriman, who managed to keep the Clippers off the board until the LOCKE, Page 13B
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HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS — Fryeburg Academy’s B.W. Tinker Chapter of the National Honor Society at its annual induction ceremony. Members include: (front row, left to right) Makayla Frost, Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Savannah Kruguer, Julie Brennan, Alison Upton, Anna Lastra, Ariel Fogden, Sage Viets-Aughton and Head of School Erin Mayo; (second row) NHS Faculty Advisor Heidi Paulding, Laura Spencer, Zoe Ward, Emily McDermith, Origiana Inirio, Laura Monegro, Alyson Kruger, Yang Mei Zhao and Allison Watson; (third row) Gulsen Oztosun, Sydney Charles, Sarah Welch, Dacota Griffin, Emily Ouellette, Mary Shea, Mackenzie Hill, Yuewei Zhu and Rodrigo Araujo; (fourth row) Adriana Wissman, Juliet Fink, Ashley Wissman, Morgan Bullard-Hodge,
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Jared Schrader, Liuke Yang, Hannes Schneider, Nick Landano and Ki Ho Noh; (fifth row) Harrison Corthell, Nicholas Kiesman, Joseph Schrader, Colin McKeith, Matthew Boucher and Jordan Kruguer; (sixth row) Yuhao Ren, Liam LaMountain, Tyler O’Keefe and Patrick Carty; Missing from photo were NHS members Pavle Bulatovic, Thea Hart, Chelsea Stephens, Hannah Allen, Joseph Coffey-Slattery, Xingyu Mo, Van Nguyen, Thu Pham, Dat Vu, Alexander Blake, Joshua Brecker, Sullivan Briggs, Amber Dindorf, Skye Dole, Andrea Engen, Bailey Friedman, Kylie Locke, Tianyang Wang, Jonathan Burk, Michael Davis, Erin Friberg and Bethlehem Marshall.
LRMS kids discover ‘cool’ careers
Enters scholars society Wesley Anton Sulloway of Bridgton has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits includWesley Sulloway ing career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects both on campus and in the community,” says Stephen e. Loflin, NSCS Founder & Chief Executive Officer. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has nearly one million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information about The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, please call (202)) 265-9000, visit NSCS’ website nscs.org, or contact Wesley Anton Sulloway at 520 Upper Ridge Rd., Bridgton, ME 04009.
Which digital communication jobs will be “cool” in the future? Twenty-two Lake Region Middle School students traveled to Husson University in Bangor on Friday, May 2, to take part in the first Cool2Career event. Cool2Career was created by the Maine-based Apple team and the New England School of Communications at Husson University in order to provide Maine high school and middle school students with a chance to better understand career opportunities in digital communications. The LRMS students consisted of iTeam members, as well as selected seventh and eighth grade students who were chosen by the teachers on their respective teams and would benefit from this opportunity. The trip was funded by the LRMS iTeam and was organized by Ryan Palmer (technology integrator and iTeam advisor). It was chaperoned by Paula Boyce (LRMS librarian), Tim
If you are an active or retired Maine teacher and have concerns about your future or current retirement benefits and health insurance; returning to the teaching work force after retirement; and/or
state proposed teacher evaluation programs: you’ll want to attend a very special program on Thursday, May 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton.
Presenting will be Crystal Ward, legislative chairwoman of MEA Retired Teachers and U.S. Forum Liaison and chairwoman of the Women’s Legislative Council of Alpha TEACHERS, Page 14B
(Continued from Page 12B) fourth inning when she surrendered a home run to Melissa Levinson. FA battled back, scoring three runs in the third and two in the sixth. The rally,
however, fell short as the Raiders dropped a 7-5 decision. FA out hit the Clips 54, including a solo homer by Kristen Chipman. However, the Raiders committed four errors.
Defensive miscues continued to haunt the Raiders when they traveled to Cape Elizabeth last Saturday. The undefeated Capers took advantage, picking up a 5-1 victory. Both teams had just five hits with the Raider attack led by sophomore Lexi L’HeureuxCarland with two hits. The Raiders dropped their third straight game Monday with a 7-4 loss at Falmouth as Maddie Rouhana belted a twoout, three-run triple against White to spark a six-run fourth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie. Locke continued to swing a hot bat, rocking a double and two triples to lead the nine-hit attack. White also had two hits. Fryeburg mounted a late comeback, scoring a run in the sixth and two in the seventh, but fell short. Coach Woodcock said his club continues to be stung by “one bad inning” that ultimately led to the team’s demise. “Sophomore Jeannette White did her job on the mound, only allowing six hits and two walks,” the coach said. “She was supported by multiple superb defensive plays by Kristen Chipman and MacKenzie Buzzell.” The Raiders will look to bounce back this Monday when they host Freeport at 4 p.m. They will have to do it without veteran pitcher Sarah Harriman, who has left the team. An attempt to contact Coach Woodcok for comment at press time Wednesday was unsuccesful.
Flanders (MLTI Coordinator and Tech Lead) and parent Jim Brake. The purpose of the event was to engage students by exposing them to some of the really cool things professionals do with the technology tools they have access to and, as a result, inspire them to explore the possibility of turning their technology skills and interests into a career some day. Nearly 480 students from 40 Maine high school and middle schools made the trip to take part in the event. All participants pre-selected work teams to be a part of for the day in the areas of: Animation, Audio Engineering, iBook Authoring, Entertainment Production, Game Design, GarageBand Production, iOS App Development, Journalism, Marketing,
Students Shea Durgin and Kennedy Brake work with their session colleagues in producing and shooting video at Cool2Career. (Photo by Jim Brake) Social Media, Photography, Video Production and WebMedia. The event kicked off with live music performed by
the six-member Tony Boffa Band, followed by three success stories of MLTI and NESCom students. Students COOL, Page 14B
Teachers look to future
Locke stays hot, but Raiders hit losing skid
By Eddie Mastro BA Sports The Bridgton Academy baseball team hosted the Southern Maine Community College team on Friday for the first game of the 2014 “302 Cup.” The game was all about defense as Connor Johnson (Taunton, Mass.) pitched a one-hit shutout and received two runs to win 2-0. On Saturday, the Wolverines traveled to SMCC for Game 2 and hoping to end the three-game series. Jake Smith (East Longmeadow, Mass.) pitched a great game and went the distance and received plenty of run support as BA went on to win 6-2 and finished a strong spring season. On Saturday, the BA lacrosse team traveled to Newport, R.I. to face off with Navy Prep. BA came out ready to battle on a beautiful, sunny day, but Navy was just too much for the Wolverines as they won 16-3. Nolan Robison (Timonium, Md.) scored two goals and Joe Christman (Wilbraham, Mass.) also scored. The Wolverines where hoping to bounce back on Sunday against Army Prep. Unfortunately it was a similar outcome as BA lost 21-2. Although this weekend was a rough weekend for the lacrosse team, it does not take away from a great spring season they had.
(Continued from Page 12B) match, both teams were evenly matched, consistency prevailed for Greely. Fryeburg Academy drops to 0-2 on the season. “Despite losing our first two matches, we have been competitive and it’s come down to one match, but that’s the tough thing about sports, some days you’re on the winning end of the close ones, some days you’re on the other side, but we’re knocking on the door of a win, and I like our chances against Yarmouth on Friday,” Coach Justin Chaffee said.
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Freedom of the Hills: Gem Pool hike “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. — A. A. Milne By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer “The peculiar structure of the rocky banks, the music of the waters, the requisite intermingling of light and shade, the distant prospect of forest and mountain make this spot one of the loveliest places of resort…” This is how Edson
Eastman described the Upper Ammonoosuc Falls and what is now called the Gem Pool in his 1859 White Mountain Guide Book. The early White Mountain guides did not put a name to Gem Pool, a “beautiful emerald pool at the foot of a cascade.” Even the Appalachian Mountain Guides (AMC) as late as 1979 didn’t have a name for this enchanting spot on the Ammonoosuc River. By the 1998 AMC guide, Gem Pool had a name and was listed in the guide index.
LRMS students Brandon Ross, Alex Creaser, Henry McCarthy, Cameron Jackson, Madison Rock, Ethan Caulfield, Tyler Frizzell, Josie Schwieterman, Andrew Gianatassio, and Peter Vigna enjoy music from the Tony Boffa Band as they await the culminating multimedia presentation at Cool2Career.
Named or not, this spot on the Ammonoosuc River Trail is truly one of nature’s gems and is worth a hike in to see it. The Ammonoosuc River originates at the two Lakes of the Clouds and flows down the steep ravine, creating several waterfalls including the 100-foot Ammonoosuc Falls. Moses Sweetser, author of New England: A Handbook for Travellers (1873) named the ravine after the Ammonoosuc River. According to Lucy Crawford the ravine was also dubbed “Escape Glen” in 1823 by two hikers from Boston who narrowly escaped death when climbing down the ravine from the Lakes of the Cloud. Over the years, the ravine has offered a quick and sheltered route off the upper slopes of Mount Washington when the weather turns bad. Alex MacPhail, in his White Mountain Sojourn blog, says “the first recorded use of Ammonoosuc Ravine as a means of descent from Mt. Washington was in 1742 by a small British militia unit that had climbed the eastern flank of the mountain as training. It had gotten very cold while they were on the summit and they retreated down Ammonoosuc Ravine.” Others have used the ravine as an escape route, but not always successfully. Beside the trail on the banks of the
‘Cool’ careers to consider (Continued from Page 13B) then went to work producing content of their selected field with the help of their Apple and NESCom instructors. After an impressive lunch in the Husson Dining Hall, groups completed their
work and then reconvened at the Gracie Auditorium to share the results of their work teams. During this portion of the day, the various pieces of content were incorporated into a large-scale, multi-media extravaganza,
(Continued from Page 13B) Psi, the Maine affiliate of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Some significant changes occurred during the 125th Maine State Legislative session that affected every teacher employed in Maine’s public schools. Ms. Ward will outline or review the status of programs and initiatives from capping cost of living adjustments (COLA), to raising the retirement age and reducing benefits. Ms. Ward’s knowledge on these matters is formidable. She taught in Belfast and Lewiston for 34 years and has served on the Maine Education Association’s board of directors, as well as on the National Education Association’s board of directors. There is no fee for this program and all are welcome, however preregistration is recommended by e-mailing chjthree@ gmail.com with your attendance numbers. This program is being sponsored by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Psi, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. DKG promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
which included accompaniment by the Tony Boffa Band. The event concluded with door prizes provided by Apple, Husson University and NESCom. “The whole idea behind the day was to inspire the students to turn what they enjoy about technology into a possible career. Before today, the students had merely been consumers of media without really knowing how it was created,” LRMS’ Ryan Palmer said, “Now that they have had the opportunity to be the producers of digital media, they may choose to explore a path that may lead them to a career that is not only cool, but provides them with a living wage. Beyond the event, I think it was also important for the students to be on a college campus for the day. Hopefully students will begin to picture themselves as potential college students and recognize that there are many choices for them out in the real world.”
Herbert Young died on this spot along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River on Dec. 1, 1928 from hypothermia as he descended the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. (Photo courtesy Looking For Adventure.com) Ammonoosuc River just downhill from Gem Pool is a bronze plaque affixed to a boulder in memory of Herbert Judson Young by the Dartmouth Outing Club. Young, 18, was a Dartmouth student from Salem, Missouri. According to David Hooke in his history of the Dartmouth Outing Club Reaching That Peak, Young and some other Dartmouth Outing Club members were on an overnight hike during the 1928 Thanksgiving vacation. They had spent the night at Carter hut and were on their way to the Lakes of the Clouds. By this time, it had gotten dark and they missed the hut. They wisely took the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail down to get below tree line and to safety, but Young started getting hypothermic. His friends assisted him partway until he collapsed on the trail at about 2 a.m. Hooke reports that “two stayed with him (getting frostbite) while others went out for help but there was little to be found. They came back with a small sled and got him out, mainly carrying him on their shoulders, but he died during the carry out. Everyone else needed medical attention from their overnight ordeal.” Nicholas Howe, in his Not Without Peril list of deaths on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, records Young’s death on Dec. 1, 1928, as from exposure and exhaustion. The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail passes by Gem Pool on the way up the western approaches to the Lakes of the Clouds AMC hut, Mount Washington, and the Southern Presidentials. Rather than hiking the entire distance however, many hikers will opt instead to hike only as far as Gem Pool for the relatively short and easy walk enjoying the
trail along the river, the views of the mountains overhead, and this pretty destination for a picnic lunch. On a recent trip to the Ammonoosuc Ravine the Denmark Mountain Hikers had two crews — one who hiked in to Gem Pool for lunch and then returned to the trailhead, and a second crew that continued on up the ravine to the Lakes of the Clouds hut. We have done the ravine when the rocks and trees were cloaked in rime ice, and when the trail was deep in snow. I have climbed down the ravine in summer after a rain when the rocks were wet and slick. Regardless of trail conditions, however, arriving at the Gem Pool is always a delight, and we recommend it heartily to all. Hike facts Gem Pool in Coos County, Sargents Purchase, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate Trail distance to Gem Pool: 2.1 miles Hiking time to Gem Pool: 1.0 to 1.5 hours Elevation: 3,450 feet Vertical gain: 950 feet Coordinates: 44° 16’ 14’’ N; 71° 18’ 16’’ W Topo Map: USGS Mount Washington West 7.5-minute quad. Directions to the trailhead: From North Conway drive north and west on Route 302 through Crawford Notch. Just past the White Mountain Resort at Bretton Woods turn right on Base Road at the sign for the Cog Railroad. At about 5 ¼ miles, there is a hiker parking lot (USFS parking fee or permit required) that is signed for the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail on the right before reaching the Cog Railroad Base Station. In the winter, Base Road is usually plowed, but the trailhead parking lot is not
plowed. Hikers may park at the lower parking lot at the lower Base Station, which is usually kept plowed. In either season, hikers are asked not to park in the main Cog Railroad parking lot. Trail information: The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail begins at the parking lot trailhead and follows a path through the woods for 0.7 miles to a junction with the old Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, first developed by the AMC in 1915. A left at the trail junction brings the hiker in 0.3 miles to the Cog Railroad Base Station. A right follows the south bank of the Ammonoosuc River climbing moderately (950 feet of elevation gain) to the Gem Pool in 1.4 miles, a spectacular emerald plunge pool on the Ammonoosuc River. From there the trail climbs steeply to the Lakes of the Cloud Hut at 3.1 miles from the trailhead. This trail above Gem Pool is often wet and slippery, and in winter quite icy, so hikers need to be prepared for adverse trail conditions. Hikers should consult the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) White Mountain Guide for more information on Ammonoosuc Ravine. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), rain gear, touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on the Mount Cutler Loop Traverse in Hiram. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.
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