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SAD 61 clears hurdle, deep concerns aired Proposed budget intact, validation referendum Tues.

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Although the SAD 61 proposed $26,838,233 budget cleared its first hurdle Tuesday night, a red flag may have been raised. School officials told 79 voters they made many tough decisions to produce a budget that has the best interest of children and taxpayers in mind. Initially, there was little discussion on the first 11 warrant articles as voters approved recommended figures (see Page 5A for breakdowns). Yet, Elaine Heuiser of Casco reminded school officials that a depressed economy has resulted in many losing their jobs, while others fear their homes could be foreclosed upon. “There are people in the community that can’t afford any more money coming out of their pockets (especially as everything keeps going up, like $4

for milk and gas is at $4 per gallon). It would be wise to make some cuts,” she said. “People are already strapped. Education is important, but have you really researched whether or not people can afford this (the proposed budget)? We have no place to go to get more money, and this economy will only get worse.” Superintendent Patrick Phillips pointed out that limiting taxpayers’ burden has been a major consideration over the past six years, especially as SAD 61 continued to lose state aid under the Essential Programs and Services funding formula. “The board has worked hard to keep the expenditure budget at a bare minimum. Our costs — labor, fuel, paper, food — are inflating, just like households,” he said. “Yet, we’ve managed an average expenditure increase of less than 1 percent per year.” Finance Director Janice Barter of Naples said SAD 61 has been

“handcuffed” financially by the state, which has deemed the Lake Region as “land rich,” thus cutting education aid and creating a greater burden for local taxpayers. One line creating a major impact on the budget is Debt Service. With SAD 61 starting the high school renovation project, the district saw its debt service jump $705,5554 to a proposed $1,093,460. Naples Selectman Rick Paraschak said the proposed budget would have a “major impact” on the town’s tax rate. “It’s a huge number — a big hit,” he said. With all articles passing, moderator Steve Collins of Bridgton closed the meeting at 7:54 p.m. Now, taxpayers head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not “to validate” the district budget CASTING NO VOTES — Elaine Heuiser of Casco raises her blue card to indicate a “no” meeting vote. A “no” would send vote on one of the warrant articles at Tuesday’s SAD 61 District Budget Meeting held at Lake the budget back to school offi- Region High School. Heuiser called for cuts in wake of tough economic times. (Rivet Photo)

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer B r i d g t o n ’s new Comprehensive Plan Committee has broadened its charge from selectmen from a strict focus on Portland Road to include all of Route 302 from the Naples to the Fryeburg town lines, as well as Route 117 to the Harrison town line. They did so to ensure that there will be consistency in the development standards they will be recommending, while realizing their primary focus will still need to stay on Portland Road

if they are to deliver amendments to the site plan review ordinance as promised in time for a November vote. Cart before the horse? At their first meeting on May 2, member Greg Watkins had concerns about “putting the cart before the horse” by focusing only on Portland Road, where pressures from national chain stores and fast food restaurants are greatest. Selectmen created the committee following the March 1 referendum, in which residents decisively defeated proposed bans on fast-food

restaurants and big box stores along the corridor. The committee considered asked selectmen to attend one of their meetings and help them clarify their charge, since there was disagreement among several members about what they were supposed to do, and concern that the state would not support a comprehensive plan developed from a “spot-zoning” approach. Co-chairman Ray Turner said the town delayed action on imposing stricter regulations along Portland Road follow-


Comprehensive Plan Committee broadens charge ing passage of the 2004 comprehensive plan, and “now the barbarians are at the gate and we don’t have sufficient protection.” He reminded member Fred Packard that the town already had an approved comprehensive plan, and that the amendments would be based on that. Packard responded, “that’s one opinion,” and reminded others that a conventional comprehensive plan typically takes up to two years to complete. He said it was his opinion that residents, during debate leading up

King: No thanks

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Stephen King doesn’t want Bridgton to attach his name to a literary festival. It goes against the main reason he loves western Maine: it’s one place on the planet where he’s treated just like everyone else. That was the word from King spokesman Rand Holston on Tuesday, who called Bridgton Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian after reading in The Bridgton News about Manoian’s plans to hold a “Bridgton Celebrates Stephen King Festival” this October. “He said that Stephen would prefer that you do not conduct this event,” Manoian said Holston told him. “It has to do with the nature of Stephen King’s lifestyle here, he loves the area, and it’s somewhere where he’s not subjected to that type of intense public exposure.” Calls to Holston’s Los Angeles, Calif. office were not returned by press time. Despite King’s preference, Manoian said he wasn’t prepared to immediately rule out the idea of the festival, for which a June 1 exploratory meeting has been planned. He KING, Page 6A

DEFENDANTS — (Left to right) Michael Petelis, Anthony Papile and Kyle Ferguson.

Man charged in Dittmeyer murder; 2 face conspiracy By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer OSSIPEE, N.H. — The three men arrested last week in connection with the death of Krista Deann Dittmeyer may have lured her to an apartment so they could steal money and drugs from her, according to investigators. One of the men, 28-year-old Anthony Papile, of Ossipee, who allegedly struck her in the head three times with a rubber club, has been charged with seconddegree murder. Judge Robert Varney ordered Papile, who faces up to life in prison if convicted, held without bail. According to the criminal complaint filed in Ossipee District Court, Papile killed Dittmeyer by “suffocating and/or drowning” her. Two other men, 28-year-old Michael Petelis, of Ossipee, and 23-year-old Trevor Ferguson, of

Tamworth, N.H. were arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Petelis and Ferguson could each face up to a maximum of 15 years in prison, if convicted. Bail for both men has been set at $250,000 cash. Dittmeyer’s mother, LaNell Shackley, who was inside the courtroom when the three men made their initial court appearance, was visibly shaken as she sat through the court proceedings and heard the alleged details of her daughter’s death. Documents, such as the autopsy results and information obtained via search warrants, have been sealed for 90 days, as of May 12, and no further information will be made available, according to prosecutors who have 90 days to bring the case before a grand jury for indictments.

The 20-year-old single mother was found dead in a small snowmaking pond at the base of Mount Cranmore in North Conway, N.H., on April 27, four days after her Nissan Sentra sedan was found running and abandoned and in a nearby parking lot with her 14-month-old baby girl inside and unharmed. Her death According to documents filed by investigators and prosecutors in the case, Petelis sent Dittmeyer a text message at 9:43 p.m. on April 22 telling her to call him when she was about to arrive at his apartment on Route 16 in Ossipee. Prosecutors allege that Papile hit Dittmeyer in the head with a rubber club and then he and Petelis bound her with duct tape. It was Papile, prosecutors said, who placed Dittmeyer in the trunk DITTMEYER, Page 5A

to the referendum, wanted the town to focus on impacts to the downtown stretch of Route 302. He added that there were parcels along Route 302 west that would appeal to motel developers, and those concerns should not be ignored. “One of (those parcels) is large enough to become a Marriott” Hotel, he said. “That’s as much a possibility as something happening on (the Portland Road),” adding that a 50-unit motel-hotel is planned along Route 302 in Windham. Member Chuck Renneker

said it just made sense to include all the town’s major gateways in the committee’s review. Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s Director of Economic and Community Development who is providing staff direction to the committee, said the selectmen’s charge, as outlined in a memo from Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz following the board’s March 15 workshop, referred to the creation of “standards that would be applied to the Route 302 corridor for future development” CHARGE, Page 3A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — This week’s weather has thrown a wet blanket on the paving schedule for the Causeway, according to an official with the state transportation department. “The rain is messing with everything. It’s pushing our schedule back,” said Craig Hurd, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) resident engineer involved with the Bay of Naples Bridge project. On Monday through Wednesday, downpours and drizzle stopped Rampart Paving Crews from completing the shoulders of Route 302 along the Causeway. “It’s a trickledown effect,” Hurd said. “We have to pave the rest of the road before we install the curbs. We have to install more curbs, before we can install the gravel sidewalks.” “We have the main road paved,” but crews cannot put down the next layer of asphalt mixture until the road dries, he said. Approximately 800 feet of shoulder needs to be paved,

according to Hurd, who calculated paving crews will require between three and four dry days to get job done. In addition to the shoulders and the parking spaces on the Long Lake side of the Causeway, Route 114 and Lakehouse Road are on the paving list, he said. Contractors account for a few days of uncooperative weather during the construction period — it is something built into the expected work schedule. “But they can’t account for it to happen five days or six days in a row,” Hurd said. “I am hoping for a spell of dry weather so the road can dry,” he said. At the National Weather Service based in Gray, forecasts aren’t favorable for paving during the remainder of the week. “It’s just constant showers. It’ll be more rain through the week,” NWS meteorologist Dan St. Jean said. “We’ve got a slug of moisture coming up from southern New England this afternoon,” he said on Monday. “A low pressure system that is down over the MidDRIZZLE, Page 6A

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Chalmers’ owners to Hall of Fame Bruce and Bill Chalmers, owners of Chalmers Insurance Group of Bridgton were inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame, established by Junior Achievement, during a ceremo-

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SPRUCING UP THE HIGH SCHOOL — SAD 61 was selected to receive a grant through the True Value Foundation’s “Painting for a Brighter Future” program. The school district will receive 40 gallons of paint through local retailer, Hayes True Value in Bridgton. Pictured are left to right, SAD 61 Director of Transportation, Maintenance and Food Service Andy Madura, along with Allen and Kerry Hayes of Hayes True Value. (Rivet Photo)

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A fresh coat of paint brightens up any room, and this summer Lake Region High School will receive up to 40 gallons of paint to refresh its learning environment. Lake Region was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Hayes True Value’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s “Painting a Brighter Future” program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps renew an atmosphere that sets a positive tone for educators to teach and students to learn. LRHS will receive 40 gallons of exterior semi-gloss. Partnering with True Value Foundation (which was estab-

lished in 2008 to unite True Value retailers in helping people in their communities build stronger lives through charitable programs), Allen Hayes and Kerry Hayes of Hayes True Value in Bridgton notified SAD 61 Director of Maintenance, Transportation and Food Service Andy Madura of the grant last fall and encouraged him to apply. An extensive judging process evaluated several aspects of the school, including student population, involvement with the surrounding community and the reasoning behind the school’s request. Using this set of criteria, a True Value Foundation

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ance, but the community as well. He also served as state national director of Maine for Independent Insurance Agents of America. In the civic and public arena, Bill served as the Capital Campaign co-chairman of the Bridgton Hospital, which he was instrumental in the construction of. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Central Maine Health Care, Norway Savings Bank, and Bridgton Academy. “Integrity sums up our philosophy pretty well. We’ve always been taught that your name is who you are, and what you’re about. We live our lives that way; it’s the guiding principle for everyday living. We learned that lesson from our parents, who learned it from theirs. We’re simply solid community members who sincerely want to give back,” Bill Chalmers said.




and Life & Health agent. They contribute in many ways and serve on a number of boards. In one of his many appointments, Bruce was the past president and state national director of Maine Insurance Agents, as well as past chairman of the Maine Delegation of the White House and Blaine House Conferences on Small Business. Having chaired and been a member of numerous committees throughout the community, presently, he is on the Board of Directors for Camp Sunshine, trustee of the Ham Foundation, president of the Bridgton Academy Ice Arena, and a board member of the Bowdoin Polar Bear Athletic Fund. He is also a past president of Bridgton Highlands Country Club, which he co-owns with Bill. Likewise, Bill is a contributing asset to not only insur-

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world of work. Along with the Chalmers, this year’s Laureate Award recipients included the Honorable George J. Mitchell, outgoing U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and former Maine Senator, Brenda Garrand, who owns the marketing communications firm Garrand. All four were selected because they have contributed to Maine’s economy and sense of community and serve as role models for the students who participate in Junior Achievement’s K-12 financial and business literacy programs. Bruce joined the family business in 1960 and now holds the president’s position at Chalmers Insurance Group. Bill joined the family business in 1973 and serves as general manager and treasurer. Bruce and Bill have worked in the insurance industry for 51 and 38 years respectively. Both enjoy working with people and take pride in establishing and maintaining valuable relationships with customers and their families. Bruce graduated from Bowdoin College in 1959 and Bill graduated from the University of Vermont in 1973. They became business partners that same year. Chalmers Insurance Group has grown to be one of the largest insurance agencies in Northern New England. Bruce, as president, specializes in insuring boys’ and girls’ summer camps, ski areas, and all types of businesses. Bill is a licensed Property & Casualty

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Comprehensive Plan Committee broadens charge (Continued from Page A) and offered as an amendment to the site plan review ordinance. It was left to the committee to decide whether “the Route 302 corridor” would include the entire stretch, or just Portland Road. Manoian said “If we develop a good development pattern for one, we can replicate it for the others.” Member Dick Danis’s motion, to have a selectman attend one of their meetings to see if the board wanted to include the downtown and the whole Route 302 corridor, died for lack of a second. Renneker then moved to set the project boundaries along the whole Route 302 corridor and Route 117, and his motion passed unanimously. Form-based codes At their third and fourth meetings, the committee got a taste of some of the thorny issues they will be confronting with landowners if they recommend form-based codes for the Portland Road corridor, which transitions gradually from rural near the Naples line to more urban near the Portland Road bridge. The committee hasn’t yet decided whether to propose form-based codes or more traditional, “Euclidian” zoning, where areas are designated as rural, residential or commercial, and each use is considered independently of its relationship to neighboring buildings. Under form-based codes, the corridor would be divided

into “transects,” or zones, transitioning from rural to urban, based on their proximity to the downtown. The committee spent much of Monday’s meeting mapping proposed transects along the corridor, using largescale maps overlaid with tracing paper. The development standards for an urban transect stretch of the road would be designed to attract either two- or three-story commercial development of similar architectural style, similar build-to lines, with parking mostly on the sides and in the rear. In more rural transects, development would be generally discouraged. “How do we say your land is no longer available as a commercial lot” because it’s located near the Naples line, wondered Watkins. Manoian said that one of the “realities” the committee will be facing is that their work may indeed change the value of some land along the corridor. Packard said such changes will almost certainly result in a lawsuit, but added that “Mother Nature” often dictates whether a parcel is suitable for development. “There’s almost a mile (of Route 302, going south from Packard Hill, that is simply not buildable” because it is too wet, he said. Member Ann-Marie Amiel said “Whichever way we go, we’re going to have to be willing to stand by that decision,” and “that total freedom is something you give up when you live in a community, and we

might as well face that.” But Manoian said the codes discourage sprawl, “which is unsustainable from a taxpayer perspective.” They also provide the basis for mixed-use neighborhoods that are walkable, and are in keeping with the state’s “smart growth” principles that were embraced in the 2004 comprehensive plan. “With conventional usebased zoning, you have a colorcoded zoning map. They hammer out each one, site plan by site plan. It really makes it hard on planning boards,” Manoian said. With form-based codes “the buildings define the street. It’s laying it out visually — developers love it.” A certain street type can be defined, for example, from the Portland Road bridge to Mt. Henry Road, with another street type further on down, he said. “The street is transitioning on the same street,” and residential and commercial uses are in places “at war with each other,” he said. Co-Chair Scott Finlayson wasn’t convinced formbased codes were the way to go. “What’s to prevent a McDonald’s from coming on Church Street,” where he lives, he asked. Manoian said “the national franchises of the world need a certain functional form. They’re naturally going to gravitate toward” the more urban sections of Portland Road. Packard said the town’s current site plan review ordinance

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Six of eight community service projects will get a total of $136,000 in state block grant funds this year, following a review by the Community Development Block Grant Committee. Those receiving funds, and the amounts and project descriptions, are as follows: • Bridgton Community Center, $50,000, construction of a new kitchen and pantry;

• Bridgton Dental Clinic, $45,000, towards construction of a new 2,500-square-foot community dental clinic at the Bridgton Hospital campus; • Rufus Porter Museum, $24,000, toward relocation of their historic museum building on North High Street to the Gallinari-Webb house on Main Street and restoration of the house for an expanded museum and educational facility; • Bridgton Historical Society, $13,500, for exterior restora-

tion of their museum on Gibbs Avenue, construction of a new sidewalk and public space improvements; • Bridgton Arts Center, $3,000, for removing lead paint exterior and repainting of 1897 Grand Army of the Republic building on Depot Street; • Diller Pharmacy/Colorz and Company Hair Salon building, $500, restoration of Bridgton heritage murals done by Nelle Ely. Not receiving funding under the scoring system was a request to restore the E.T. Stuart building on Main Hill for $37,500; and a request to support the at-risk youth program at Ring Farm Equestrian Center for $5,000. “In these times of budget cuts for programs at the federal level, to be able to fund five out of eight requests is very good,” said Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s director of Economic and

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Committee recommends mandatory recycling

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton Recycling Committee is looking for new members. Interested citizens who would like to contribute their time and ideas to help educate the public about the benefits of recycling are invited to join the Bridgton Recycling Committee.

‘Required recycling’? It is the intent of the Recycling Committee to forward a revised Solid Waste Ordinance to voters a year or more from now that would make residential and commercial recycling mandatory in the town of Bridgton and impose periods of prohibition of use at the transfer station for those who do not participate in

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(Continued from Page A) Brian J. Thomas is running unopposed for a one-year term as trustee of the Bridgton Water District. Barry N. Gilman is seeking the three-year seat as a regular member of the Bridgton Planning Board. SAD 61 Budget vote On May 24, School Administrative District 61 referendum will be held. Bridgton voters may go to the polls at the Town Hall on North High Street which will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters may also register at the polls, however, you will need to provide proof of identity and proof of residency. These may include a photo driver’s license with a Bridgton address.

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“required recycling.” “We hope fresh blood on the Recycling Committee will help us pull this (passage of a revised solid waste ordinance) off,” Recycling Committee Chairman Mahlon Johnson told the selectmen May 10. Johnson and Al Burk are the current members of the Recycling Committee. Should the ordinance that would make recycling mandatory see passage by voters, those who do not recycle would be prohibited from using the Bridgton Transfer Station. “Any person(s) having been verbally notified that they failed to recycle their materials when using the transfer station must comply the next time they use the facility or face being in violation of the required recycling standard,” the proposed revision to the Solid Waste Ordinance reads. The first violation would mean a 30-day prohibition of use; a second violation would equal a 60-day suspension of use; a third offense would bring a 120-day prohibition of use; and the fourth offense would bring a one-year suspension. Any person found to be in violation may appeal the penalty directly to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. “It’s a long drive to ecomaine,” Johnson said. One revision to the current ordinance would add the term “Required Recycling” and its definition: “Required Recycling shall mean and intend to mandate every user of the municipality’s transfer station, whether they deposit directly or through a contracted agent, to separate out all recyclable materials that shall

be deposited or disposed of. The same requirements shall mandate if a contract hauler deposits or disposes of municipal waste directly to the ecomaine facility.” According to a memo to selectmen from Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz, the Recycling Committee is also seeking to change the official name of the Flow Control Ordinance (which was adopted in June, 1994) to the Solid Waste Ordinance. “The attached revisions to the current Flow Control Ordinance reflect the concerns from the current members of the Recycling Committee,” said Berkowitz, in his memo. “The second area of concern (of the Recycling Committee) would be to expand the Recycling Committee and encourage our citizens to apply as soon as possible.” “Lastly, the (Recycling) Committee is also reviewing different models that would encourage recycling through the single sort efforts and with the additional committee members be able to report the recommendations” to the selectmen “later on this summer,” Berkowitz said. With a larger Recycling Committee, members would be able to assist in educating the users on weekends to the single sort process of recycling, according to Berkowitz. Those interested in joining the Bridgton Recycling Committee are asked to send a letter of interest or go to the town’s website for an application and drop it off at the Municipal Complex on Chase Street.


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(Continued from Page A) off the historical society request, $5,000 off the Arts Center request, and $850 off the Diller Pharmacy request, in order to fund more projects. Had they gone with fully funding the top-scoring projects, only four of them would have been funded. The town received $201,256 as its annual allotment this year of CDBG funds. Of that, $40,251 has been set aside to fund the office of Economic and Community Development, and $25,000 was previously committed to be used for restoration work on the William Perry House, the former Bridgton Hospital, on Main Hill. That left $136,005 to be used for community service projects this year. “I was very impressed with our committee. They were very professional and really immersed themselves in the grant application process,” said Manoian. The CDBG committee members who scored the applications were Selectman Chairman Art Triglione and three members of Bridgton’s Young Professionals group, Dan Edwards, Greg Watkins and Jessica Zaidman. “They really considered how each of these projects can work together in the big picture toward our efforts to make Bridgton a more sustainable and livable community in the future,” Manoian said. Representatives from each of the projects were on hand at the May 9 scoring meeting to give brief presentations on the community benefits of their projects. The scores for each project were as follows: Dental Clinic, 479 points; Community Center, 465 points; Arts Center, 426 points; Rufus Porter Museum, 379 points; Bridgton Historical Society, 367 points; historic murals at Colorz and Company Hair Salon, 306 points; E.T. Stuart building, 281 points; and Ring Farm, 248 points. Each applicant must demonstrate that their project any one of the three national objectives cited by the federal office of Housing and Urban Development, the source of CDBG funds. Those objectives are 1) Benefit to low and moderate income persons; 2) Prevention and elimination of slum and blight conditions; or 3) Meeting community development needs having a particular urgency. The projects also should be: part of a long-range community strategy; improve deteriorated residential and business districts and local economic conditions; provide the conditions and incentives for further public and private investments; foster partnerships between groups of municipalities, state and federal entities, multi-jurisdictional organizations and the private sector to address common community and economic development problems; and minimize development sprawl consistent with the State of Maine Growth Management Act and support the revitalization of downtown areas. Under the county guidelines that the Bridgton committee will generally follow, the applicants get 35 points for describing the problem and how they would address it, another 30 points for outlining their strategy, and 30 more points for describing their

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May 19, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page A

SAD 61 budget clears first hurdle

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(Continued from Page A) cials for reconsideration. Other points of the night: Sports cuts. When Athletic Director Paul True was asked to cut his budget by 5%, he considered elimination of sports, which had displayed low participation numbers. Three programs — high school and middle school Nordic skiing and boys’ varsity tennis — will be eliminated if the proposed budget passes. True said there were cases this past winter that the Nordic ski coach accompanied just one racer to a meet. Numbers were also initially low for boys’ tennis (4 to 6), but increased later (12 to 14 on any given day). True is open to the idea of parent groups fundraising to bring the sports back, as well as instituting a pay-

to-play fee (which is currently used to help fund the varsity boys’ lacrosse team and varsity ice hockey program). Brook Sulloway of Bridgton

proposed to add $20,000 to the budget to keep the “lifetime sports,” but his motion failed. John Tingley of Naples suggested the school work with com-

munity groups to help fund these sports. “Sports are important, but schools have to teach children first.” Tingley would hate to see younger children go without books, while money is spent on sports teams. A Sebago woman echoed that thought, feeling more funds should go to the Math and Science teams. Board chairman resigns. Saying he is “disenfranchised” with “certain individuals” on the school board, Wayne Warner of Bridgton resigned Monday night. Having served six years on the school board, of which three years he was chairman, Warner cited “my health and welfare” as reasons for his resignation in a letter to the superintendent. Warner has two years remaining on his term.

(Continued from Page A) of her own car and then drove it 18 miles to the ski area in North Conway where he had worked in 2007. Papile then allegedly lifted Dittmeyer’s bound body from the trunk of her vehicle and submerged it in the snowmaking pond located several hundred yards away. “She was ambushed — she was struck in the head,” Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young told the court. “Her body was then submerged in what is known as Snow Pond.” Papile had arranged a ride home from Ferguson, in exchange for $20 in gas money and a small amount of drugs, according to court documents.

Authorities did not identify the type of drugs involved that led to Dittmeyer’s murder, but last year her boyfriend and the father of her baby girl, 26-yearold Kyle Acker, was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers at the couple’s South Portland apartment. He is serving 18 months of a fouryear prison sentence at the Maine State Prison in Warren. Acker grew up in the Conway area and attended Kennett High School. Assistant Attorney General Young told the court that Petelis had told some of his friends that Kyle Acker had asked him to look out for Krista while he was incarcerated.

“He (Petelis) even told some people he would protect her while her boyfriend was in jail” when he was actually “setting up her final demise.” The prosecutor said Petelis was not only a danger to the community, but to himself, as well, saying he suffered a drug overdose on May 6. Both Papile and Petelis have criminal records, according

to probation records from the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. Papile is currently serving a two-year probation for a conviction for receiving stolen property and was previously on probation for criminal threatening. Petelis previously served probation for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and for burglary and receiving stolen property.

Referendum vote this Tuesday

• What: Budget Validation Referendum (to approve budget as acted upon by voters on Tuesday, May 17 at Lake Region High School). • Capital Reserve Fund and Revolving Renovation Referendum (two questions will be on the ballot regarding the use of $250,000 of Capital Reserve Funds to address PCB removal at LRHS; and the use of $355,113 (of which, the district will pay back $248,580) in state revolving renovation funds for PCB removal). • When: Referendum vote in all four SAD 61 towns on Tuesday, May 24. Polls: Bridgton Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Casco Community Center (in Casco Village) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Naples Municipal Building from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sebago Town Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Regular Instruction (K-12 instruction, Extended Studies): 2010-11 budget was $9,289,202; proposed 201112 is $9,276, 2544; decrease of $12,948. Special Education: 2010-11 was $4,647, 218; proposed 2011-12 is $4,668,089; increase of $20,871. Career and Technical Education (vocational programs): 2010-11 was $937,468; 2011-12 proposed is $1,087,060; increase of $149,592. Other Instruction (summer school, co-curricular, extracurricular): 2010-11 was $460,017; 2011-12 proposed $435,730; decrease of $24,287. Student and Staff Support (guidance, library, health, technology, instruction improvement, student assessment): 2010-11 was $2,404,367; 2011-12 proposed $2,401,031; decrease of $3,336. System Administration (board of directors, central office, unemployment): 2010-11 was $738,639; 2011-12 proposed $769,739; increase of $31,100. School Administration (directors and principals’ offices): 2010-11 was $1,155,102; 2011-12 proposed $1,177,672; increase of $22,570. Transportation and Buses (regular and special ed transportation): 2010-11 was $1,447,804; 2011-12 proposed $1,463,507; increase of $15,703. Facilities and Maintenance (operations and maintenance of all facilities): 2010-11 was $2,853,763; 2011-12 proposed $2,864,435; increase of $10,672. Debt Service (school construction debt): 2010-11 was $1,197,906; 2011-12 proposed $1,903,460; increase of $705,554. All Other Expenditures (community use of facilities, crossing guards, food service): 2010-11 was $85,000; 201112 proposed $74,023; decrease of $10,977. Totals: 2010-11 actual budget was $25,216,486; 2011-12 proposed budget $26,121,000; increase of $904,514. Adult Education: 2010-11 was $653,119; 2011-12 proposed $717,233; increase of $64,114. Grand Totals: 2010-11 $25,869,605; 2011-12 proposed $26,838,233; increase of $968,628.

Mandatory recycling? (Continued from Page A) 31, 2010 at 37% compared with a rate of 40% for the previous year. “This is a small step backwards, and as a result, more municipal solid waste (MSW) at a rate of $88 per ton was paid out by taxpayers,” Berkowitz said. Referring to the fact that the current Flow Control Ordinance has not been revised since it was enacted in 1994, Johnson stated, “In reviewing this ordinance, we found it’s not effectively doing the job it should be doing — there’s no teeth in it.” Johnson went on to remind people about the cost of solid waste to the taxpayers of Bridgton, saying, “It’s one of the biggest items in our (municipal) budget.” “When you recycle, you’re saving on the tipping fee (for solid waste) — the town does not pay a tipping fee,” said Burk. Transfer Station Manager Bob Fitzcharles completed the annual state report and sum-

mary of waste disposal and recycling for Bridgton, according to Berkowitz in his April 26 town manager’s report. Here are some of the key numbers for 2010: Municipal Solid Waste or Trash 2,116 tons Mixed Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) 539 tons Wood from CDD 55 tons Tires 15 tons White goods and scrap metals 247 tons Batteries 2.5 tons Single Sort Recyclables 625 tons Universal (electronics) Waste 24 tons. “Our biggest expense is the tipping and assessment fees associated with the trash or about $160 per ton,” Berkowitz stated in his report. “If our citizens were to divert 15% or 317 tons of this through single sort we would save about $51,000. We also reduce our trucking, when we reduce the tonnage.” “It’s in the control of our customers,” the town manager said.

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Drizzle hampers road work (Continued from Page A) Atlantic states is just churning and churning. So, all of New England is experiencing this same, wet weather,” St. Jean said. The weather forecasting models indicate the damp weather system is trying to move offshore and out to sea — as early as this weekend. “We are holding out hope for the weekend. If it clears out, the temperatures will be going back up to the 70s, which is normal for this time of year,” he said. On the Naples Causeway, that 800-foot section of shoulder could use a little heat and drying off time before it can be finished. While wet conditions deter paving on existing asphalt, pavement can be applied to gravel road under the current damp conditions, MDOT’s THE OWNER ESCAPED THE BLAZE — that took her house and barn at 131 Tenney Hill Hurd said. However that phase Road May 16. (Ackley Photo) is already completed. The road design on the

Causeway is one foot of coarse gravel on the bottom, one foot of crushed gravel, and then 4 ½ inches of pavement, he explained. Also on the paving schedule: the bump on the west side of the existing bridge. The dip occurred this winter, and was a byproduct of heavy equipment vibrations. Crews removed the sand and replaced it with sturdier road material. “We will pave that bump in as soon as we get a chance this week,” he said. Meanwhile, the concrete has been placed on all the docks except for the town dock on Long Lake. According to MDOT Technician Mike Tanerillo — who is also working on the Naples construction project, “workers usually try to have a rainy day plan.” If the rain slows paving, they will plan for deliveries of road materials, Tanerillo said.

Like many things in Maine, the work schedule is dependent on the weather, he said, adding crews usually manage to meet deadlines despite what Mother Nature tosses into the mix. Resident and business owner, Maggie Krainin donned a hoodie and snapped some shots of construction progress after crews went home on Monday evening. Krainin was trying to document the progress on the Causeway with her camera. “It was dreary. So, I don’t think I have any great shots,” she said. A longtime Mainer, Krainin guessed construction crews accounted for bad-weather days being part of project timelines, and would still get the job done. “I think they are doing an amazing job,” she said. “It’s going to be gorgeous — even more than I could have dreamed,” Krainin said.

comfortable with this event.” Asked whether, in hindsight, he thought he should have contacted King for permission before proposing the festival, Manoian hestitated. “This was an exploratory meeting. No, I feel it was good we got it out there, to discuss the concept of whether it is really viable. It’s how you do any new venture,” he said. “If nothing else, I hope it encourages folks to think creatively” about creating new economic opportunities and promoting the “creative class economy.” Elaine Rioux, whose daughter went to school

with King’s daughter in the 1970s, said she recalled the time the newly-famous King was shopping for groceries at the old Federal Market, now Food City. The young female checkout cashier was all flustered upon learning he was in the store, and asked Rioux in hushed tones for advice on what she should say and do if he got in her line. “I said, you’ll wait on him just like you’d wait on anyone else. This is his home,” said Rioux, “And you should treat him like any other customer.” As far as the festival goes, she added, “No one likes their home invaded.”

Fire destroys Casco home King says ‘No’ to festival to battle the stubborn blaze that took them 90 minutes to bring under control. “The biggest help to us was mutual aid communities that brought their tank trucks early in the fire, and once we got the water source established, we were able to bring it under control,” said newly-elected Casco Fire Chief Jason Moen. “We had significant winds that really contributed to

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These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, May 10: 9:34 p.m. A caller reported a male wearing dark clothes with a dog walking in the middle of Main Street by Chase Street. The responding police officer located the subject and advised him to stay out of the roadway. Wednesday, May 11: 7:12 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Hannah E. Conley of Naples rolled over and landed in a ditch on Fosterville Road near the intersection of Grist Mill Road. 1:30 p.m. A caller requested the Animal Control Officer for a squirrel they had in their hand. The call was referred to the Animal Damage Control Officer. 5:04 p.m. A police officer issued warnings for disorderly conduct to a female subject and for having a disorderly household to a male subject, at a residence on North Bridgton Road. 5:56 p.m. Officers responded to the same residence on North Bridgton Road for a second complaint of disorderly conduct. Thursday, May 12: 5:25 p.m. A male subject was issued a warning for disorderly conduct due to remarks he allegedly made to the owner and customers at a business on Main Street. Friday, May 13: 7:44 a.m. A caller from Maple Street advised of criminal mischief,


whereby someone had put oil in their mailbox. 6:49 p.m. A caller reported having four horses in their yard on South Bridgton Road. The animals were placed in a nearby field for the night and the owner was located. 11:07 p.m. A resident of Maple Street called to report someone banging on their deck and the back of their apartment. Another subject was issued a verbal warning to cease from harassment. Saturday, May 14: 11:05 p.m. A male subject was issued a verbal warning for being disorderly for allegedly causing a disturbance on Maple Street. Sunday, May 15: 1:39 a.m. A caller reported a loud party on Thompson Road. The responding police officer warned the subjects to keep the music down. 4:22 p.m. The Bridgton Fire Department responded to a report of an out-of-control permitted burn at Ward Acres that was said to be flaring up close to a trailer and car in the yard. The fire died down and was brought under control. 8:33 p.m. A caller reported fireworks or gunshots in the area of Cottage and Fowler Streets. The area was checked and nothing was found. 10:37 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on South High Street, and peace was restored. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued six summonses and 19 warnings.



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the fire spreading into the barn. It was very fortunate, given the current weather where it has been raining quite a bit, otherwise we would have been dealing with a woods fire, as well.” The 20-foot by 30-foot, twostory Cape Cod-style farmhouse and 30-foot by 60-foot attached barn, known locally as the Fogg Farm, were consumed in the blaze that was reported at 2 a.m. May 16, with only the charred remains of the house still standing. Fire Chief Moen said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that the fire was not of suspicious origin and the cause was “traced back to the kitchen area and possibly the woodstove.” Moen said the homeowner is being assisted by the American Red Cross. One firefighter from Bridgton injured his ankle, while at one of the tank refilling sites, according to Chief Moen.

(Continued from Page A) said he persuaded Holston to at least take a look at some descriptive material about the “serious literary nature” of the celebration, which would be used as a way to boost the local economy. “I need to sit down to digest this. This is not my sole decision,” he said. Manoian said he has received “15 calls just over the past day” from people who’d read the article and wanted to become involved in the planning of the festival, which would follow the lines of the highly successful Jack Kerouac Festival in Lowell, Mass. that draws upwards of 20,000 people each year. Manoian said Holsten was “considerate,” but firm in saying King doesn’t want his name used in such a way in his former hometown. “He repeated that (King) was not



By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer CASCO — A homeowner was able to escape a fire that destroyed her house and barn at 131 Tenney Hill Road here early Monday morning. Fifty firefighters from six Lake Region mutual aid communities — Casco, Bridgton, Naples, Raymond, Otisfield and Sebago — braved strong winds

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Page B, The Bridgton News, May 19, 2011

Planning your garden space

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Gardens are a source of beauty. They are also a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Something as simple as hearing songbirds in the morning can help you start your day on the right note. While your neighbors spend the season trying to grow a uniform lawn, why not elicit their envy by creating your very own Garden of Eden? A little pruning and some wildlife-friendly additions will make your garden stand out for neighbors as well as native birds and butterflies. Here’s how you can get started: • First, tidy up the yard. This may require re-seeding parts of your lawn that are known problem spots. If you plan to aerate your grass, don’t forget to aerate the soil around your flowers and shrubbery as well. Water and air circulation helps prevent the spread of fungus while promoting healthy microorganisms that keep plant life vibrant. • Prune dead branches and cut back perennials. Fruit trees, in particular, thrive with pruning and often produce more blossoms as a result. Blossoms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees. If you find an old nest, it is best to leave it. Many bird species will reuse it. • Whenever possible, plant native greenery which is safer for wildlife than exotic imports and helps slow the spread of invasive plant species. Native choices can be vibrant choices. Choose colors that complement your home and are pleasing to the eye. • Windows represent a significant collision hazard for birds in flight. You can protect visiting songbirds with advanced window decals. These decals have the delicate appearance of frosted glass, but glow like a stoplight for birds with their

Tree pruning

(Continued from Page B) heavy pruning A good arborist will work with you to set an objective for the pruning job (i.e., what you want accomplished when the work is done). Pruning objectives usually include one or more of the following: • reduce risk of damage to people or property • manage tree health • provide clearance for vehicles or roadways • improve structure • increase or improve aesthetics • restore shape Once tree pruning objectives are established, the arborist can provide specific details on how to prune your trees, without harming them, to get the desired result. These questions can be overwhelming to those not familiar with shade and ornamental tree pruning. A qualified tree care expert trained in tree and woody plant health care can answer these questions, as well as help you with your tree pruning goals.

unique ability to see ultraviolet light. • Remember to periodically clean feeders, birdbaths, and nesting boxes with organic soap and distilled water to prevent the spread of disease. Hummingbird feeders should be cleaned weekly and kept in the shade so the nectar does not ferment. • If you want to attract butterflies and bees, install some special nectar feeders and butterfly homes, which will bring their acrobatic dance to your backyard. Mason bees, which are easily attracted with ready-

made hive kits, are a gentle and docile addition as well. Wildlife can beautify your garden, but birds and other wildlife don’t appear by chance. They seek habitats that provide them with food, shelter, and safety. • Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch. A gentle wind chime or brilliant sun catcher can add a special dimension to any garden without frightening wildlife. By following these tips, your garden is likely to be envied by neighbors — and loved by wildlife.

By Karla Ficker Special to The News One of the most important considerations you’ll have to make in planning your garden is what kind of space do you have to work with? Evaluate your proposed garden plot for sun, wind, pests, moisture/drainage and soil. Be aware that the sun will vary depending upon the time of year, so you’ll want to check the angle of the sun on your garden plot and try to anticipate what time of day and how much sun will reach your garden. Vegetable gardens require a great deal of sun and water. The required amount of sunlight for a healthy garden is a minimum of six hours a day. It’s best to avoid placing your garden near large trees or shrubs that will compete with your garden for moisture, sunlight and plant food. If your garden is in a shady spot, be sure to plant vegetables such as peas, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and cucumbers in the sunniest parts of the garden. Other vegetables such as lettuce, beets, spinach, turnips and cabbage can be grown in partial shade. You’ll also want to be sure that the location of your garden is accessible for easy watering during the hot summer months. If you are starting your garden from scratch, you’ll need to be sure that the soil runs deep, is fertile and drains well. Avoid starting your garden in a spot that has very sandy soil or is poorly drained. By planning your garden space, you will save work, time, space, and money. If you plan

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stay on top of weeding, watering, mulching and harvesting. A garden plan will increase your production and the length of the harvest season. To determine the size of your garden, you should consider how much time you intend on spending in the garden, how much space is available and how much produce you will be able to use. To maximize your workspace in small gardens, try to plant vegetables that have a high production per plant space such as tomatoes, lima beans, bell peppers and snap peas. Lastly, one of the best ways to plan and organize your garden space is to draw out an actual plan of your garden. You can begin by dividing the garden into two sections. One section can be used to plant warm season vegetables, while the other section can be used for cool season vegetables. The advantage to this is that you’ll be able to harvest the cool season vegetables sometime during the summer, allowing you

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FRYEBURG — What is Pickleball? It is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. Come learn more when play begins on Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. at the Fryeburg Community Recreation Fields. The game is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a Wiffle ball), and wood or composite paddles. Easy for beginners to learn,

the game can quickly develop into a fast-paced, competitive sport for experienced players. Additional game times will be determined after the May 21 start. Some balls and paddles will be available for use. For information or questions about this new and exciting game or to purchase your own equipment, contact Alan Emery at 603-986-9063 or email

Fairground plant sale FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Homemakers Extension will hold their plant, white elephant, bake sale and raffle on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Expo I. There’ll be perennials, annuals, herbs and houseplants with most of the plants coming from local gardens. There will also be a NANCI HAYES, an instructor at Telling Tails Training Center, bake sale and a raffle. Come early for a good selection of treasures and plants. has been approved as an AKC Rally Obedience judge.

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FRYEBURG — Telling Tails Training Center instructor Nanci Hayes of Conway, N.H. has been approved as an American Kennel Club (AKC) Rally Obedience judge. AKC judges go through a rigorous process. Rally Obedience judges must have completed a Rally Advanced Excellent title, as well as an Open Title in obedience on at least one dog, must have at least five years of teaching experience in Rally Obedience, must steward at 10 different Rally Obedience shows, must intern under three different judges, and must pass a written and practical exam. After passing all these criteria, Nanci is now able to judge all three levels of Rally Obedience as well as Rally Non-Regular classes at any AKC show. Nanci has been showing her Dalmatians since 1992 in various AKC obedience and conformation events.   Her current Dalmatians, Dancer and

HIRAM — Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main Street, will hold a Memorial Day Book, Bake, Plant and Jumble (Yard) Sale on Monday, May 30, opening at 10 a.m. Donations are greatly appreciated (especially for the baked and yard sale items). For more information, call 625-4650. The Wednesday Knotty Knitters meets weekly from noon to 2 p.m. New friends are always welcome. The third Wednesday Book Discussion Group will be reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN May 21 — Public baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., East Baldwin Church Parish Hall. BRIDGTON May 19 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Bridgton Police Chief Kevin Schofield, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 19, 24, 26 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. May 19 — The Economics of Place II, free Senior College class with Alan Manoian, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 6478786. May 19-26 — Miniature Show by Bridgton Art Guild, M-F noon4 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. May 19 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. May 19, 26 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. May 19 — Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce 2011 Dinner-Auction, silent auction 5 p.m., dinner, 6:15 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m., Goldsmith Dining Hall, Bridgton Academy. FMI: 647-3472. May 19 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center. May 20, 23 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. May 20 — Exploring the Fresh Green in Holt Pond: nature walk with LEA Educator Sarah Morrison, meet at preserve parking lot 10 a.m., Holt Pond. FMI: 647-8580. May 20 — Exploring the spring green & wildflowers at Holt Pond with Ursula Duve, 10 a.m. May 20 — Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m., Community Center. May 20 — Mother Goose Time, “Exercise,” 10:30 a.m., library. May 21, 28 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 4522772. May 21 — Annual Plant, Bake and Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42

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Harrison chicken pie supper Bass tourney

RAYMOND — The East Raymond Chapel UCC, a historic little summertime congregation on Route 85 across from the Raymond Town Hall, will be opening on June 5, for Sunday morning services. The Chapel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, holds services at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday during the summer months. Built in 1890, it has been a Raymond landmark for 121 years. The Rev. Joyce A. Long, pastor of the Chapel, speaks affectionately about the small but loyal congregation that includes a number of yearround residents as well as Maine visitors and summertime residents who return year after year. The Rev. Long is the year-round pastor of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ in Casco, and invites everyone to join her in a unique summertime worship experience. The Chapel

CASCO — Point Sebago is working with the American Legion Post #155 to host the first annual New England Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 21. In addition to hosting the event, Point Sebago will be donating a barbecue lunch for tournament participants. This lunch, in combination with the breakfast being donated by the American Legion Post BASS, Page B

SUMMER SERVICES at the East Raymond Chapel UCC will resume starting June 5. features an old pump organ and both churches offer special music every Sunday of the summer. The invitation is open to one and all, and remember, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here… God is still speaking.

Library open house

CASCO — Casco Public Library will host a community open house to celebrate its 60th year of business on Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Library staff, trustees and volunteers invite the public to visit and tell them their vision of how best the library can serve the community in the next decade.


Maine’s Flawed and Unfair School Subsidy System

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HARRISON — The American Legion Post #139 of Harrison will present “Blue Star” banners to five area families who have relatives serving our country in the Armed Forces. The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the Harrison VFW. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The supper will be held at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in the village of Bolsters Mills in Harrison. There will two seatings, at 5 and 6 p.m., with a third seating to follow if necessary. Dinner includes chicken pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, rolls, beverages, and dessert. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Any additional donations toward scholarships beyond the supper price for this special May supper would be welcome.

CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT? — The difference between some towns and cities makes no sense at all. How do you explain a subsidy of $7,176 for Lewiston and $6,370 for Waterville (where Governor LePage was the Mayor) and the subsidy of $1,540 for Kennebunk, a far richer area than the Lakes Region towns which will receive only $438 per pupil. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? — Your new “rich town” fame! — You should ask your town assessor John E. O’Donnell. Bridgton, Casco, Naples and Sebago use the same tax assessor. Since each town wanted to tax waterfront property owners to the limit, the assessor did exactly that, but overvalued in the process. In 12 months ending March 2011, of 47 properties sold in Casco, 35 sold for less than the assessed value, and waterfront properties sold for substantially less than assessed. The state of Maine, however, continues to “jack up” their values every year. High total property values per pupil (real or not) is the state’s way of allocating subsidies. The very high property values has made all four towns suddenly “rich” and a revaluation must be done ASAP to fix it. IF YOU THINK SUBSIDIES ARE UNFAIR… then VOTE NO on May 24th. NEXT… voters of Bridgton, Casco, Naples and Sebago must insist that all four Town Managers, Boards of Selectmen, and School Board Members UNITE and WORK AS ONE to negotiate a fair and higher school subsidy for SAD 61. Option — Initiate a class action lawsuit against the State of Maine and challenge Maine’s unfair method of allocating school subsidy funds.


NO ACTION… means all four Lake Region towns are prepared and willing to accept minimal state school subsidies from now on. The state has now tagged all four towns as “rich towns” probably too rich and too uncaring to fight back. TAKE ACTION NOW, OR PAY HIGHER UNFAIR TAXES NOW AND FOR YEARS TO COME!

Reservations will be taken only on Saturday morning, the day of the supper, between 9 a.m. and noon by calling the church at 5839024. Please do not leave a message; reservations must be confirmed. Otherwise, the sale of supper tickets will begin at 4 p.m., with seating available in the sanctuary until the supper. Throughout the summer and fall, the suppers will be held on the third Saturday of each month, ending with the final one in October. The church is handicap accessible.

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CASCO — It’s another delicious traditional Saturday Night supper at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village, and it’s early this month — on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu is beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts, and the cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Families with small children can eat for $20 maximum. Sponsored by the Membership Committee.


Tell Your Town Management You Want Action Now MILLIONS LOST IN SAD 61 SUBSIDIES – Can you believe it? The state of Maine will pay $438.90 per pupil or only $834,133 for the entire 2011–2012 school year. Compare this amount to the $3,000, $4,000 or more per pupil most other districts will receive. (Check our other ad.) SAD 61 has probably lost TENS OF MILLIONS in school subsidies in just six years. A town management fiasco? You decide! Actual School Subsidies Paid to SAD 61

Some Maine towns and cities are “GAMING THE SYSTEM” to insure they receive an UNFAIR SHARE of the state of Maine school subsidies. Check the state subsidy PER PUPIL in some towns/districts. Proposed State Subsidies for the 2011-2012 School Year District & # Subsidy District & # Subsidy Lakes Region 61 $438 Augusta $5,859 Norway/SParis/Harris 17 4,768 Waterville 6,370 Gray/N. Gloucester 15 4,229 Rumford 5,795 Windham/Raymond 4,089 Skowhegan/Canaan 54 6,116 Gorham 6,545 Belgrade/China 18 4,419 Buxton/Standish 6 5,088 Berwick 60 5,811 Saco/OOrchard/Dayton 23 2,906 Scarborough 1,421 Lewiston 7,176 Bangor 4,552 Auburn 5,019 Portland 1,914 Westbrook 5,513 Cape Elizabeth 1,348 Cumberland 51 5,065 Falmouth 2,155 Fryeburg/Lovell 72 2,580 Freeport/Pownal/Dur 5 2,611 Brunswick 4,645 Sanford 5,971 Topsham 75 5,453 Kennebunk/Kport 1,540


HARRISON — The first chicken pie supper of the season at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church will be Saturday, May 21. Proceeds from this supper will be dedicated to providing scholarships for children wishing to go to Camp Mechuwana, a United Methodist Camp in Maine, this summer.

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2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

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State Subsidy Per Pupil $6,363,722 5,530,422 3,082,458 2,008,530 1,193,572 834,133 $19,012,837

$3,081 2,697 1,604 1,050 622 438


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$1,897,735 2,671,150 4,605,112 5,640,400 6,479,004 6,767,800



TOWNS LACK OF ACTION – Patrick Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, claims the 6-year reduction in subsidies was $5,838,498, but that’s the obvious loss, and that’s obviously wrong. The above table shows you what SAD 61 should have received in ADDITIONAL SUBSIDIES EACH YEAR or TAX MONEY LOST during the same 6-year period if SAD 61 had been receiving a school subsidy at the rate of $3,000 or $4,000 per pupil. This is public information, and your town and school management failed to dig it out. You need to know that Maine allocates about $1,000,000,000 in school subsidies every year. All cities/towns want a bigger subsidy, but you have to fight for your share. A share 70% to 90% less is unacceptable. THERE’S PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND – A similar analysis done years ago by town and school management of all subsidies paid to other districts would have prompted action years ago. While other cities/ towns are “gaming the system” for a larger subsidy, the Lakes Region towns have settled for what the state sends along as their rapidly declining annual subsidy. You might say… “That’s unfair or unjust” …you’re right, but your town management has to “suit up and get in the game” to get your fair share of a $billion. SAME ASSESSOR FOR ALL FOUR TOWNS – John O’Donnell is assessor for all four towns. Your town management created the problem by approving O’Donnell’s assessment practices which now penalizes all taxpayers. The scheme to “soak” the waterfront owners has backfired. O’Donnell completely disregarded how his overvalued assessment actions would affect all taxpayers through lower school subsidies. John O’Donnell, as a professional assessor of many Maine towns, really should know how the Maine school subsidy system works. O’Donnell’s “home district” of Gray/New Gloucester, where O’Donnell also serves as assessor, will receive $4,229 per pupil or almost 90% more than SAD 61’s subsidy. Go figure that out. DON’T LET IT ALL SLIDE BY… DEMAND ACTION NOW! No action against the state has cost all taxpayers, rich and poor alike, tens of millions of dollars in lost subsidies, and no action now will cost you TENS OF MILLIONS more in taxes in future years.

VOTE NO on MAY 24th Your message will be… Cut spending… Fight for state aid that’s rightfully ours



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May 25 — Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. May 25 — Bridgton Bookies, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, 3 p.m., library. FMI: 674-2472. May 25 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. May 26 — Birding at Holt Pond with Jean Preis, meet at LEA, 230 Main St., at 7 a.m., preserve parking lot at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 647-8580. May 26 — Bridgton Rotary Club, club assembly, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. May 26 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. May 27 — Mother Goose Time, “Flowers,” 10:30 a.m., library. May 27 — Mitch McVicker, “Always Believe” tour, with Phil Dubois, 7 p.m., Alliance Church, 368 Harrison Rd. FMI: 647-2027. May 28 — Annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. May 28 — Yard Sale by Bridgton Lions Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hayes True Value Hardware, Rte. 302. May 28 — Homemade pie sale by First Congregational Church, 9 a.m., Oberg’s Insurance, 132 Main St. FMI: 647-3936. May 28-30 — Bridgton Arts & Crafts opens for season, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12 Depot St. FMI: 647-8781. BROWNFIELD May 19, 24, 26 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. May 21 — Car Wash, Bake Sale & Raffle, 10 a.m. to noon, Perrault’s Auto, Rte. 113/35. CASCO May 21 — First annual New England Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tournament with Legion Post 155, Point Sebago. FMI: 655-1706. May 21 — Casco Public Library 60th Year Celebration, 1 to 3 p.m., library. May 21 — Saturday Night Supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Casco Village Church, 941 Meadow Rd. May 24 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. May 24 — Personal Safety Strategies seminar, 6 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 6274187. May 25 — Mediterranean Living class by Dona Forke, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Crooked River Adult Ed Center, Rte. 11. FMI: 221-6508. May 25 — Casco Legion and Auxiliary meetings, 6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. meetings, Casco Fire Station.

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ment, Waterford Memorial School. Appts.: 583-4418. May 21 — Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Plummer Hill Rd., next door to church, benefits church improvement fund. May 23 — Waterford Bridge Group, 6:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2729. AREA EVENTS May 19-21 — Arts In Motion presents The Miracle Worker, 7 p.m., Eastern Slope Playhouse, No. Conway, N.H. May 19 — Maine Gay Men’s Chorus Touring Ensemble, As Long As You Love Me, 7 p.m., Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland. May 20, 27 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 743-9153. May 20 — Mars Quest 7 p.m., Black Holes 8:30 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. May 21 — Indoor yard sale and craft fair, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, New Gloucester. FMI: 998-2586. May 21 — Maine Wildlife Days, Wind Over Wings raptor education, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Gray. FMI: 657-4977. May 21 — Dinosaurs, 3 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. May 21 — Ham and bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Rd. May 21 — Downest Fiddle Jamboree, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI: 929-6472. May 22 — Black Holes, 3 p.m., USM Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland. FMI: 7804249. May 23 — Mount Washington Valley Toastmasters, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Slope Inn, Main St., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-3238800, 603-356-3448. May 23 — Mountain Storytellers Guild, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. May 24 — Mountain Aire String Quartet spring concert, 7 p.m., Conway Library, Conway, N.H. May 25 — Wednesday Knitter’s Group, noon, Soldier’s Memorial Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. May 25 — Reception for Rosa Scarcelli by Oxford County Democrats, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mill Hill Inn, Bethel. May 26 — Reception for retiring teen services coordinator Allison Rosenblatt, 2 to 5 p.m., Norway Library, Main St., Norway. May 26-28 — Arts In Motion presents The Miracle Worker, 7 p.m., Eastern Slope Playhouse, No. Conway, N.H. May 27 — Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester opens for season, tours, exhibit, “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010,” nature hikes, spinning demonstration by R & R Spinners, 10 a.m. FMI: 9264597.


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helped. Another incident and I went to my own doctor, and the strength of the prescription was increased. The reason I’m describing the steps that were taken is to emphasize how difficult it is to recognize and diagnose this kind of heart condition — there’s no blame to the doctors involved. To keep it short, I took a trip to the coast to visit my niece and her friend, when on Saturday, May 7, the symptoms started again. By early Sunday morning, a few new symptoms were thrown in to get my attention, and the EMTs were called. In the Damariscotta hospital, another EKG was taken, but the magic word was heard, “artifacts” (heart attack). I asked the doctor if I was headed to Portland, and she told me I was hot. After a very fast run of 45 minutes, I was in the cath lab, ready for the doctor. The precision of these people who were helping me was awesome. It surprised me that, with all the people taking care of me, from the EMTs to the ER staff and doctor, I was never afraid. I just let them do what they had to do to bring me through. HEART, Page B

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DENMARK May 25 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. May 28 — Denmark Library 19th annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. May 28 — Silent Auction by Denmark Congregational Church, Denmark Fire Station. FMI: Pam Hale, 215-7101. FRYEBURG May 19 — Saco River Recreational Council, annual spring meeting, 4 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. May 19 — Canadian a capella group Cadence in concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 20 — The Reluctant Dragon by The Theater at Monmouth, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. May 21 — Pickleball, 9 a.m., Fryeburg Community Recreation Fields. FMI: 603-986-9063. May 21 — Concert pianist George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. May 23 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. May 25 — Nutrition for Healthy Aging by SeniorsPlus Mobile Office, 4 p.m., Dinner Bell. FMI: 1-800-427-1241. May 28 — Plant, white elephant, bake sale and raffle by Fryeburg Homemakers Extension, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Expo 1. HARRISON May 19, 21 — Yard sale collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lakeside Grange, Main St. FMI: 583-2960. May 21 — Chicken Pie Supper, 5 and 6 p.m., Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Saturday reservations: 583-9024, don’t leave message. May 22 — Blue Star Banner presentation, 7 p.m., Harrison VFW. May 23 — Adult Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. May 23 — Maple Ridge Cemetery Association, 7 p.m. Harrison Historical Society farmhouse, Haskell Hill Rd. May 26, 28 — Yard sale collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lakeside Grange, Main St. FMI: 583-2960. May 28 — Over There Cabaret, all-volunteer musical honoring Armed Services, 7 p.m., VFW Post 9328, 176 Waterford Rd. May 28 — Pie and Bake Sale to benefit Cody Everett, 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Grange #63, Harrison Village. LOVELL May 19, 26 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. May 19 — Finding Our Stories workshop with Jo Radner, 7 to 9 p.m., library. FMI: 925-3177. May 20, 27 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. May 20, 27 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. May 23 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. May 23 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. May 25 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 452-

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Grange steps up to help Cody

Lakeside Grange #63 in Harrison is hosting a benefit Pie and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will go to the family of Cody Everett, who is currently battling leukemia at Maine Medical Center. Cody was diagnosed in September of 2010, and has been in and out of the Barbara Bush Children’s Center numerous times since his diagnosis. He is currently at the Maine Medical Center, where he has been for the past three weeks. He was in a coma for 15 days and had to have a breathing tube put in. He is no longer in the coma, but he still has a very long road ahead

of him. His loving parents, Bruce Everett and Rebecca Lewis, are trying to hold it all together between working, being there for Cody and also spending time with his sister Caitlyn, who is 10 years old. All of the traveling to Portland and time missed from work has put a strain on their financial situation, and the grange would like to help with these expenses. Please open your hearts and help this family by supporting this event. Pies will be sold for $10 each, and other bake sale items will be available. Those who cannot make the sale but would still like to help can mail a check to Lakeside Grange #63, c/o Opal Gardner, 354 Maple Ridge Road, Harrison, ME 04040, and put “Cody Everett” in the memo portion of the check. The grange will The Campbells, New mail out a receipt for your donaEngland’s first family of gos- tion. Let’s show this family that pel music, will be in concert at “the Friendly Village” cares. Bridgton Alliance Church (368 Harrison Road) on Sunday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. The Campbells are a fulltime gospel music ministry from Maine. Their music legThe St. Joseph Catholic acy spans over 30 years. They travel extensively throughout Church Women’s Guild will the United States and Canada, hold their annual plant/bake and have released numerous sale on Saturday, May 21, from recordings. They have appeared 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, on both local and national tele- May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon in vision, and gospel sing cruises. the Parish Hall, 225 South High Come enjoy this exciting Street in Bridgton. Bring home dessert or someconcert of Southern gospel music! For more information, thing for breakfast. All the please call Bridgton Alliance plants are healthy and ready to go in your garden. Church at 647-2027.

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Lions yard sale The Bridgton Lions Club will hold a yard sale at Hayes True Value Hardware on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual Plant, Bake and Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a Summer Solstice Hike up Bald Pate Mountain by Loon Echo Land Trust on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Bridgton Arts & Crafts Society will open their doors at 12 Depot Street on Saturday, May 28, for their 33rd season. The society has a few more openings for extra crafters. If you are interested, call 6478781, leave a message and someone will get back to you. Mitch McVicker will be performing his “Always Believe” Tour on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Alliance Church on Harrison Road. A free Senior College class, “The Economics of Place,” will be offered by Bridgton Director of Economic and Community Development Alan Manoian on Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. For more information, call 647-8786. The gospel family singers,

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The North Bridgton Library annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale will take place Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Many new events have been added to the sale this year. One new addition to the sale will be a Children’s Tent, with a craft table and children’s books. At 11 a.m., there will be a Children’s Parade, with participants meeting at the Jacob Hazen House and parading along the sidewalk to the library. Kids can decorate bikes, scooters and wheelbarrows, even dogs. There will be people’s choice awards, and terrific NOTES, Page B

HARRISON — Ronald G. St. John VFW Post 9328 will open its doors to an all-volunteer Over There Cabaret, aimed at honoring service men and women past and present, on Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the post at 176 Waterford Road, Route 35. In the midst of the Memorial Day weekend, when gathering an audience may prove difficult, the post nevertheless hopes to raise local awareness that there would be no Memorial Day holiday weekend were it not for the sacrifice of millions of Americans over the course of many decades. The cabaret is intended to honor those who have donned the uniform of our armed forces and fought in strange lands for the freedom many Americans take for granted. The show is principally a musical cabaret featuring local talent, with a reading or two here and there. The cabaret borrows its theme from the popular World War I George Cohen tune Over There, published in 1917, which also ushered in U.S. involvement in WWII. The present intention is to focus attention on the troops who are serving “over there” now. A variety of non-military numbers will also be offered. A few will be reminiscent of the Great War, World War I; several others will bring back memories of World War II, and others will be of a contemporary nature. A resounding finale will round out the evening, with everyone, hopefully, standing proudly. By hosting the show, local Post 9328 hopes to raise money to support its involvement in the many local, state and national VFW programs in place to provide aid to our troops, who are once again deployed to far away places, and for their families at home. The three-hour cabaret will be a

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Heart attack

Officials become surpise wingmates By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — What are the odds that the town manager and a selectman from a rural community would end up in a nearby city hospital at the same time, on the same wing, in beds across the hall from one another? It would be wise to bet that would happen in spring 2011, because it did. While Casco Town Manager Dave Morton was recovering from hip surgery, Casco Selectman Ray Grant was admitted for heart problems at Mercy Hospital in Portland. It was a couple days before Grant realized that Morton was across the hall from him. “He couldn’t get up. He just had hip replacement. So, I went in and visited with him,” Grant said recently. Both men, who are involved in local government, were at

5 MILLION DOLLARS — Acadia Insurance gifted Chalmers Insurance Agency with a handcrafted grandfather clock for exceeding over 5 million dollars in written premium. Pictured left to right: Jim Faville, Jonathan Becker, Bruce Chalmers, Kim Farquhar, Lise Provost and Bill Chalmers. their respective homes. “We did chat a little bit, yeah,” Morton said. Morton has been home since the afternoon of May 1. He spent a week at Mercy Hospital and a week at Springbrook, a rehabilitation facility. “My wife and friends have me all set up with food,” he said. “I am using a walker to get around. I have a Home Health (Visiting) nurse and physical therapist coming in. I should be back to office

pretty soon, and be able to work short times during the day.” While Morton was still recouping at his house, Grant has adjusted to a new medicine regime, returned to work, and taken a few motorcycle rides with his beagle since being released from hospital on May 5. According to Grant, on April 29, he went to Mercy Windham Express Care because he was having difficulty breathing. “I thought it was pneumonia, but it was heart fibrillations. It’s when your heart is beating irregular, and beating too much,” he said. From Windham, he was

admitted to Mercy Hospital in Portland, where he stayed for a week while doctors tried to get his blood thinner. “I take medication now to slow my heart down, and a blood thinner so I won’t get a blood clot,” he said. Grant said he understood why doctors decided to extend his stay at Mercy. “I got bored, yeah, no question,” he said, “but I could have ended up with a blood clot at anytime.” The selectman’s son, Adam Grant, said his dad got restless and bored being cooped up in the hospital. “Yeah, it was rough, a whole week of sitting in a WINGMATES, Page B

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(Continued from Page B) prizes for the kids with the most votes. The library will also sell packets of streamers for kids to decorate their bikes. A silent auction will be held for local handcrafted items. The library will also be selling North Bridgton historical note cards and hand-tinted prints of historic local scenes. While at the sale, be sure to see the May auction item, a skein of hand-dyed yarn, handspun by Sue Connolly. If you have books or plants that you would like to donate for the sale, call 647-8563 or come by the library. Library hours are Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ray Grant

(Continued from Page B) The reason for writing this piece is to inform women not to ignore any symptoms such as I have described. A heart attack, especially in women, is difficult to diagnose, so ladies, if the symptoms persist, get to the hospital and demand they make the proper test — it could save your life. My Dr. Ryan, jokingly, gave me a guarantee of 20 years if I follow all the many things I was already doing. This time I’m working with an artery that’s nice and clean, and I’m going to work very hard to keep it that way. For many years I’ve supported my son Allan in the Light the Night Walk for leukemia, because he had this dreaded disease. I’m happy to let my readers know that something bad can happen, my heart attack, but then something great will follow. Allan had a checkup at Dana Faber hoping to hear “see you next year.” Those weren’t the words he heard. Instead they told him he was clean — that he was cured! Yeah, I cried a lot. It took 14 years, but he still has a lot of life ahead to share with his wonderful wife Beth. The Lovell Neighborhood Watch held their monthly meeting May 18 at the New Suncook School to have the Iris Scan identification procedure explained and demonstrated by Deputy Mailfeld. Also present were local officers from Oxford County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police. On April 11, the New Suncook School held a Chris Gillespie Appreciation Day. Chris is more to the staff and students then just the food service cook at the school. Like many, she is a part of the school and donates time and energy for both the students

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(Continued from Page B) #155, will leave the veterans and event volunteers well-fed before and after the tournament. Point Sebago has hosted dozens of fishing tournaments and has a history of being a favorite vacation destination for servicemen and women and their families. It will offer a discount of 15% to any active or retired military personnel on lodging. This one-day tournament is a part of the NEPVA Bass Trail, which consists of multiple one-day tournaments throughout New England. NEPVA is the New England chapter of the national Paralyzed Veterans of America, a group founded in 1946 to promote medical research for and generally improve the lives of paralyzed veterans. For more information, call Ruth York at Point Sebago at 655-1706.

and staff. A great cook, serving nutritional breakfasts and lunches, Chris provides the fuel to keep the children alert and awake during class and better able to learn. Her other activities at the school included running the school store, which includes the New Suncook Business Club. The students have to go through the process of applying for and filling out an application to work in the store. Those ten and eleven-year-olds, who get jobs, are associates who must learn the responsibilities of work skills, promptness and reliability. The many other little extras Chris fits into her work day pertain to various needs for science class, which includes a lot of vinegar or maybe boiled cabbage or frozen red ice cubes, which sometimes prompts her to sit in on the classes. All the students and staff can think of no better person to be honored with a special day at the New Suncook School. The Fryeburg/Lovell Memorial Post #6783 VFW will honor all those who have defended the United States in time of war with a service at the Lovell Village Memorial on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, post members will travel to Fryeburg to march in the Fryeburg Memorial Day Parade, which will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a service at Bradley Park. The golfing season is hopefully upon us, if it stops raining. The first Ladies Day will be Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m., with nine holes of golf, followed by a meeting. An e-mail has gone to many of the ladies with different questions to be discussed. It’s hoped we’ll get off to a good start this year. If you’re planning to attend, let Peg know. See you at the course.


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DONATION BOX PROJECT — Lake Region Vocational Center Construction Technology students (pictured left to right) Shain MacMillan, Alicia Sargent, Everett Smith and Josh Ziminsky delivered 200 donation boxes to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter Executive Director, Joan McBurnie, and Board President, Robin Legere, pictured above center. These four LRVC students designed and assembled cat and dog donation boxes, which will be placed in local stores in the Lake Region to offset Harvest Hills operation costs.

What is all this talk about “Smart Meters?” Bridgton Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz has announced that there will be an informational session tonight, May 19, hosted by Central Maine Power Company regarding the smart meter installation project scheduled for Bridgton. Interested parties are invited to attend this informational session that begins at 6 p.m. at the Bridgton Municipal Complex LEARN ALL ABOUT TOMATOES at the DeerWood Farm & on Chase Street. Learn more Garden tomato workshop on Sunday, May 22. about the “Smart Meters” program, and get some questions answered.

Officials become surprise wingmates (Continued from Page B) hospital for a guy who is always busy doing something,” Adam said. “The way I see it, he didn’t get a blood clot during the week he was

there, he probably won’t get one now.” In April, Morton had scheduled surgery for a hip replacement, but the date was bumped from April 19 to April 26. Morton is three weeks into

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Raiders’ rally magic is back, beat Lakers Fryeburg now 11-0; Lakers fall to Patriots

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — When you have the champ on the ropes, you need to deliver a knockout punch. For the second straight year, Lake Region had a late lead

Heal Ratings CLASS B WEST SOFTBALL (Standings as of May 17) 1. Fryeburg A. 11-0 68.3594 2. Yarmouth 9-2 42.3828 3. Lincoln A. 6-3 38.2813 4. Falmouth 7-2 37.3047 5. Maranacook 8-2 33.4375 6. Cape Elizabeth 6-3 33.3984 7. Oak Hill 6-3 26.6016 8. Wells 5-4 23.2422 9. Leavitt 4-5 20.5078 10. Lisbon 6-3 19.2188 11. Greely 5-5 18.3594 12. Gray-NG 5-5 16.6406 13. Mtn. Valley 3-5 14.7768 14. Lake Region 3-6 14.6484 15. Freeport 3-6 13.2813 16. Poland 2-9 7.0313 17. York 1-9 2.3438 • The Top 9 teams qualify for the playoffs.

against top-ranked Fryeburg Academy last Wednesday. And again, the Raiders rallied in their last at bat to take away the upset bid. Down 6-4 at home, Fryeburg kept its undefeated record intact as Maddie Pearson and Maggie McConkey delivered in the clutch to propel the Raiders to a 7-6 victory. A year ago on the Raiders’ home turf, the Lakers shockingly took a 4-2 lead, but the Raiders rallied for a 5-4 win. Again, Raider magic struck. Number 9 hitter Maddy “Ginger” Smith started the rally with a base hit. The speedy Smith moved up when she stole second and took third base on a passed ball. Carla Tripp walked and moved into scoring position. Pearson, who made two spectacular catches in centerfield (a shoe-top snag and a running, outstretched catch on a deep fly ball to the left-center gap fence by Lake Region’s Allison Clark), ripped a double to tie the game. McConkey then followed with a base hit. A long throw sailed over LR catcher Emily Bartlett’s head allowing Pearson, who had stopped at third base, to score the game winner. Fryeburg started quickly, scoring three times in the

RIGHT ON THE MONEY — Lake Region shortstop Michelle Basselet holds a tag on a Gray-New Gloucester runner, who was ruled out during last Friday’s game against the Patriots in Naples. Gray-NG blanked the Lakers 4-0. (Rivet Photo) first as Carla Tripp reached on a bunt single, and Maggie McConkey singled to score two runs. Ashley Watkins delivered a RBI single. With freshman hurler Sarah

Harriman out with an ankle injury, senior Charlotte Lewis got the call. After a scoreless first, Lewis ran into trouble in the second as the Lakers plated two runs triggered by

singles from Emily Bartlett and Kayleigh Lepage. Fryeburg answered with a run in the second as Tripp singled, stole second and scored on a dropped ball in centerfield. The Lakers stunned the Raider faithful with a three-run rally in the third. With one out, Hannah Cutting and Allison Clark singled. Following an infield out, Bartlett walked to load the bases. Lepage (three RBI on the day) then singled to score two runs. Bartlett would also score. Both LR’s Allison Clark and FA’s Lewis settled in to post zeroes in the middle frames.

Both pitchers allowed 9 hits on the day with Clark striking out nine and giving up two walks, while Lewis posted three strikeouts, 3 walks and a hit batsman. Lake Region added a run in the seventh inning as Kristina Morton doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a passed ball. Setting up for a wild bottom of the seventh. The Lakers missed out on a golden opportunity to vault back into the playoff picture with a win over the Raiders (they also had a chance to beat RAIDERS, Page C

Lakers 7, Raiders 5: Alex Hartford had three hits and an RBI and earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief as Lake Region (3-5) defeated the Raiders (1-9) in varsity baseball action at Fryeburg Academy last Wednesday. Adam Shane had an RBI double and pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. The Lakers had 11 hits as Ian MacFawn (13) took the loss for the Raiders. Mike Shea tripled and singled, while Ben Chaine also collected two hits. Colby Locke was 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBI for the Raiders. FA had just 5 hits. Poland 5, Raiders 4: Kaleb Bridgham went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI to lead the Knights (3-8) past the Raiders (1-10) at Poland. Poland scored on a suicide squeeze by Jed Quint in the fifth inning to take a 5-3 lead. Brad Lloyd had four walks,

drove in one run and scored once for Fryeburg. The Raiders were out-hit 7-3, and made 3 errors. Gray-NG 14, Lakers 5: After the Lakers took a 1-0 lead in the home half of the first inning, it was all Patriots from that point on. Gray-NG scored seven times in the second and tacked on two runs in the third and three in the fourth for the victory. The Lakers came back with three runs in the fourth, but the Patriot bats continued to unload on LR hurlers to the tune of 18 hits. The Lakers did manage 7 hits. Up next: The Lakers travel to Gray-NG on Friday, then host Cape Elizabeth on Monday and Fryeburg Academy on Wednesday. All games are at 4 p.m. The Raiders host Sacopee Valley Friday, travel to Gray on Monday and Lake Region on Wednesday. All games are at 4 p.m.

Losing in double-overtime a year ago, the Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse team had circled May 14 — that was the day Class A Windham visited Naples. Although the Lakers were unable to gain some revenge against the Eagles, losing 10-6, the contest was surely fun to watch. “This was the most exciting game we played all season,” LR Coach Don White said. The Lakers tied the game up five different times throughout the game, but never took a lead.   Both goalies did an excellent job for their respective teams. Laker Joe Turnbull made 21 saves, several from point blank range, while Eagle netminder Sam Blauvelt was also solid for Windham making 18 saves.  

Pat Pearson started off the scoring for Windham two minutes into the game. The Lakers responded with a soccer-style goal by Morgan Brown, who kicked a ground ball in from five yards out to make the score 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. Daniel St. Peter’s goal put Windham back ahead half way through the second quarter to make it 2-1. Three minutes before halftime, Tyler Harnden (Lakers), Pat Pearson, and Ryan Skillern (Lakers) all scored to make it 3-3 at intermission.   One minute into the third quarter, Keegan Breenan scored following an open shot at the top left of the box. Less than 30 seconds later, Laker TJ Leach scored off of a pass from Ryan Chute to tie the game, 4-4. Ryan LACROSSE, Page C

Around the Horn

UP AND OVER — Lake Region’s Mason Kluge-Edwards clears a hurdle and tries to make up some ground against a Falmouth competitor during Friday’s meet.

Track athletes on State Meet clock

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Track athletes are on the clock. With just one regular season meet left — this Friday at Sacopee Valley at 3:30 p.m. — Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy athletes see their time running out to qualify for the State Meet set for Saturday, June 4. Hannah Flagg of Lake Region added her name to the state-qualifying list with a time of 18.5 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles last Friday at LRHS. She placed fifth overall. “This will be Hannah’s first outdoor State Meet as an individual, just like it was for her indoors. It’s great to see an athlete rewarded for years of hard work,” said Lake Region track coach Mark Snow. Both Hannah and Andrew Carlson took part in the LR summer track program. “They were in my first summer camp. It’s been great watching them compete over the years. To see them having

this kind of success is very satisfying,” Snow added. “We have quite a few kids a few feet from state qualifying marks in the throwing events. We hope there is some celebrating on Friday at Sacopee Valley.” Lake Region’s Doe Leckie tied the school record in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.8 seconds. Her 300-meter hurdle time of 48.66 was a personal best, and is just a second off the Lake Region record. Here’s how the five-school meet unfolded: Girls’ Division 100 Meters: 1. Ashleigh Roberts, Traip, 14.0; 6. Nicole Shivers, FA, 14.27; 18. Leanne Kugelman, LR, 15.67; 23. Kamara Reed, FA, 16.42; 26. Emily Hemingway, LR, 16.81. 200 Meters: 1. Ashleigh Roberts, Traip, 29.28; 2. Hannah Perkins, LR, 29.40; 22. Emily Hemingway, LR, 35.62. 400 Meters: 1. Sage Hennessy, FA, 1:01.05; 5. Jamie Gullikson, FA, 1:08.01; 9. STEFAN SJEKLOCA of Fryeburg Academy placed third in Maggie Knudsen, LR, 1:14.64. the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 6.50 inches. (Photos by Brea McDonald) TRACK, Page C

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Track athletes on clock Leckie, LR, 48.66; 4. Hannah Flagg, LR, 57.59; 5. Christina DiPietro, FA, 57.68; 6. Jacqui Black, LR, 59.52; 8. Briana Gallinari, LR, 1:07.20. 4X100 Relay: 1. Traip Academy 52.55; 2. Fryeburg Academy 53.32; 4. Lake Region 55.39 (Doe Leckie, Sydney Hancock, Elysha Bosworth, Hannah Perkins). 4X400 Relay: 1. Fryeburg Academy 4:22.27; 5. Lake Region 4:54.49 (Maggie Knudsen 1:13.9, Kayla Gray 1:13.1, Courtney Yates 1:14.6, Lucy Fowler 1:12.9). 4X800 Relay: 1. Falmouth 11:13.90; 2. Lake Region 11:49.80 (Jacqui Black 2:42.3, Kayla Gray 3:03.4, Marissa DiMaria 3:03.1, Maggie

Knudsen 3:01.2). High Jump: 1. Lucy Fowler, LR, 4-6; 2. Tie Sydney Hancock, LR, 4-4; 4. Jamie Gullikson, FA, 4-4; 5. Katie Heggie, FA, 4-0. Pole Vault: 1. Amy Webster, Falmouth, 7-6; 6. Leona KlugeEdwards, LR, 5-6; 7. Allison Stewlow, LR, 5-6. Long Jump: 1. Ashleigh Roberts, Traip, 14-10; 5. Sarah Welch, FA, 12-6.50; 6. Elysha Bosworth, LR, 12-3.50; 7. Elizabeth Schreiber, LR, 120.50; 8. Courtney Yates, LR, 11-8.50; 12. Allison Stewlow, LR, 11-0; 14. Paige Kenison, LR, 10-0.50;15. Kamara Reed, FA, 10-0. Triple Jump: 1. Carley O’Brien, Traip, 34-2; 3. Tie Lucy Fowler, LR, 29-1; 6. Sarah Welch, FA, 27-8; 9. Hannah Flagg, LR, 26-7.50. Shot Put: 1. Kate Sparks, Falmouth, 36-5.50; 4. Kelsey Winslow, LR, 26-10.50; 5. Bailey Friedman, FA, 25-11.50; 6. Audry Boyd, FA, 25-6.75; 7. Paige Kenison, LR, 25-0.75; 9. Kylie Marshall, LR, 24-0.75; 10. Molly Hook, LR, 23-11; 12. Cyrina Cyr, LR, 21-3.25; 13. Calli Buzzell, LR, 20-6.75; 16. Kelsey Lilijedahl, FA, 19-7; 17. Elizabeth Schreiber, LR, 1810.50; 18. Julia Carlson, LR, 18-9; 19. Kelsey Wilcox, LR, 18-1.75; 23. Leanne Kugelman, LR, 16-2; 24. Elizabeth Dyer, FA, 15-6.25. Discus: 1. Jenna Serunian, Falmouth, 89-5; 4. Katie Heggie, FA, 84-4; 5. Audry Boyd, FA, 69-7; 7. Molly Hook, LR, 64-3; 8. Tie Calli Buzzell, LR, 62-9; 10. Bailey Friedman, FA, 62-1; 16. Kylie Marshall, LR, 50-1; 17. Kelsey Wilcox, LR, 48-7; 19. Kelsey Lilijedahl, FA, 45-7; 28. Elizabeth Dyer, FA, 35-4. Javelin: 1. Hailey Frisbee, Traip, 83-7; 2. Cyrina Cyr, LR, 72-6; 4. Kasey Huntress, LR, 70-7; 5. Kelsey Winslow, LR, 68-1; 6. Katie Heggie, FA, 654; 8. Molly Hook, LR, 60-0; 10. Audry Boyd, FA, 57-5; 13. Leona Kluge-Edwards, LR, 527; 14. Bailey Friedman, FA, 521; 21. Calli Buzzell, LR, 44-8; 23. Julia Carlson, LR, 42-6; 26. Maude Meeker, LR, 39-9; 29. COURTNEY YATES of Lake Region catches air during the Elizabeth Dyer, FA, 34-5; 31. high jump. (Photo by Brea McDonald) Kelsey Wilcox, LR, 30-4. (Continued from Page C) 800 Meters: 1. Corinn Bedell, FA, 2:26.90; 2. Laura Pulito, FA, 2:37.34; 10. Kelsey Lilijedahl, FA, 2:58.33; 12. Maude Meeker, LR, 3:02.61; 14. Leona Kluge-Edwards, LR, 3:24.45. 1600 Meters: 1. Catherine Hebson, Falmouth, 5:37.13; 4. Kayla Gray, LR, 6:31.48; 11. Briana Gallinari, LR, 7:10.83. 3200 Meters: 1. Madeline Roberts, Falmouth, 12:19.00; 4. Jacqui Black, LR, 13:12.26. 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Doe Leckie, LR, 16.18; 5. Hannah Flagg, LR, 18.15; 6. Jamie Gullikson, FA, 19.33; 12. Maude Meeker, LR, 21.93; 13. Briana Gallinari, LR, 24.58. 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Doe

Raider Player of Week

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Brenna Gerchman is a quiet surprise on the lacrosse field. “Brenna is the type of player that sneaks up on the opposition and performs before they realize what hit them. While she has an innate athletic ability, she works hard to improve her sport-specific knowledge skills all the time,” Fryeburg Academy girls’ varsity lacrosse coach Bob Cobb said. Brenna leads the Raiders in scoring with 11 goals (a third on breakaways) and 3 assists in six games. “Brenna’s speed often gets her into the offensive zone before the defense can retreat,” Coach Cobb said. “Brenna is an extremely coachable player. Ask her to change her role, she will smile and go about changing the way she plays. No complaints, just her ever1600 Meter Race Walk: 1. Brenna Harlow, Gray-NG, 9:28.14; 3. Julia Carlson, LR, 13:00.93; 4. Kasey Huntress, LR, 13:01.04; 5. Kelsey Winslow, LR, 13:01.51; 6. Elizabeth Schreiber, LR, 13:01.62; 7. Leanne Kugelman, LR, 13:15.65. Final Standings: 1. Falmouth 144, 2. Traip Academy 104, 3. Lake Region 84.50, 4. Fryeburg Academy 58.50, 5. Gray-New Gloucester 51. Boys’ Division 100 Meters: 1. Will Wegener, Falmouth, 11.52; 3. Milos Mijokov, FA, 12.17; 8. Stefan Sjekloca, FA, 12.70; 12. Seth Eastman, FA, 13.0; 16. Tyler LaPlante, LR, 13.20; 19. Andrew Emery, FA, 13.29; 29. Sullivan Briggs, FA, 14.50. 200 Meters: 1. Sam Miklovich, Gray-NG, 24.62; 2. Milos Mijokov, FA, 24.71; 6. Dillon Knudsen, LR, 25.62; 7. Stefan Sjekloca, FA, 26.0; 12. Seth Eastman, FA, 26.43; 16. Andrew Emery, FA, 27.75; 23. Sullivan Briggs, FA, 29.42. HS TRACK, Page C

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present smile, infectious attitude and hard work. Added together, those attributes create a coach’s player and that is why my immediate response to the request for a player of the week was Brenna.” In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brenna is this week’s Raider Boosters Club “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Fryeburg Academy 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 the Raider Boosters Club. The Gerchman File Name: Brenna Gerchman Hometown: Denmark Year in School: Junior Parents: Dr. Eric and Denyell Gerchman School Groups/Sports: Varsity soccer, basketball,

Brenna Gerchman lacrosse. Q. Why did you choose lacrosse? I wanted to play a spring sport at the Academy, and lacrosse was always something I had wanted to try. I put two and two together and now I play lacrosse! Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Already, our team has improved tremendously from last year. For anyone who knows the FA lax team, we have not won a game in awhile. I hope to work BRENNA, Page C

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer When Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse coach Don White was asked to select a “Player of the Week,” he didn’t have to think twice. “David Cosgrove is an exceptional person. He is incredibly polite and one of the nicest athletes I have ever coached. He never complains and always works his hardest,” Coach White said. “David started lacrosse last year as a freshman in high school. After only two years playing, he has improved a tremendous amount, both athletically and with his stick skills. He really worked hard during the off-season to be faster and stronger. He really listens to the coaches to help him be a better lacrosse player and it shows in his improvement.” As a sophomore, David is still one of the biggest players on the field.  He has become a solid defender that other teams try to avoid.   “He is very respected by his peers and is looked up to as a student that makes the right decisions. I’m really looking forward to coaching him for two more years to see his continued progress and watch the leadership role he will take on,” Coach White added. In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, David 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, coach-

David Cosgrove ability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Cosgrove File Name: David Cosgrove Class: Sophomore Town: Casco Parents: Brian and Terry Cosgrove School Activities/Sports: Lacrosse, football, play cello and violin Q. Why did you choose lacrosse? One of my football coaches (Dave Skillern) pestered me by continuing asking me if I’d bought my gear yet. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Finish the season strong. Q. What makes you successful? Perseverance. Q. What would your dream moment be? Score a goal. Q. Who has inspired you? My coaches and teammates, especially Brett Throgmorton.

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Raiders down Lakers, Sacopee

(Continued from Page C) fourth-ranked Falmouth earlier this season). LR presently sits in 14th place in Heal Ratings released Tuesday, but just 6 tourney index points out of the final playoff spot. Had they beaten the Raiders and Yachtsmen, the Lakers would be thinking post-season. Now, they must really scramble as the home stretch approaches with tourney point-rich games against Gray-NG, Cape Elizabeth and Fryeburg Academy remaining. “We played a great game, but just came up short in the seventh. We made a few too many mistakes against a good team,” LR Coach J.R. Warren said. “Allison (Clark) pitched extremely well, keeping the Fryeburg hitters off balance for most of the game.” For FA Coach Fred Apt, the game mirrored several nail-biters the Raiders were involved in late last year. Coach Apt liked the “never quit” attitude his players displayed, as well as the poise Lewis showed on the hill. I’VE GOT IT...MAYBE I DON’T — Lake Region catcher “Charlotte’s leadership and Emily Bartlett tries to catch a pop foul during last week’s poise throughout the game game at Fryeburg Academy. (Rivet Photo) were great influences on the team as players seemed to follow in her footsteps,” Coach Apt said. For the Raiders, Tripp went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 3 (Continued from Page C) stolen bases, while McConkey hard and finally achieve a win. Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the team, the practices and passing and catching. The lacrosse team is definitely the most unique team I have played for this year, and it is really fun! Q. What do enjoy the least? Running, although I know it is (Continued from Page C) a key to all sports! Q. What makes you successful? I try to keep a positive atti- Chute scored one of his two tude and a smile on my face. I listen to my coach and work hard goals in the third quarter to make it 5-5, while Pat Pearson scored to improve. Q. What would your dream moment be? Every moment three more times in the third is important! You have to look at each moment as a dream quarter giving the Eagles a twogoal lead with only 49 seconds moment. Q. What have sports taught you? Sports have taught me to left in the third to make it 7-5. Windham took over in the work as part of a team and to trust your teammates. Sports have also taught me to think on my feet and always be aware of my fourth quarter scoring two more goals before the Lakers could surroundings. Q. What do you like most about your team? It is really a answer with a goal by Ryan unique group of girls. I have met people that I might not have met Skillern. After leading by sevif I had not played lacrosse. We are all energetic and bubbly. It is eral goals in the fourth quarter, Windham started to run out the a fun, kind and loving team!

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TRYING TO CUT THE BALL OFF — Fryeburg Academy’s Brie Pelkie looks to track down a drive up the middle during last week’s showdown with Lake Region. (Rivet Photo) Saturday. Carla Tripp went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases for the Raiders (11-0). FA pitcher Sarah Harriman returned to the hill following an ankle injury by allowing just one hit while striking out 12. She walked one hitter. Gray-NG 4, Lakers 0: The Patriots scored a run in the fourth inning on a triple to right and a throwing error, and plated three insurance runs in the fifth using four bunts to down the Lakers in Naples. Maggie Sanborn scattered six clock forcing the Lakers to take hits to record the shutout. chances to win the ball back. Allison Clark paced the Windham tacked on another Lakers with a 2-for-3 game, goal to end the game at 10-6. while Rachel Wandishin, Up next: The Lakers travel to Greely on Friday, and close out the season with home games against Freeport on Friday, May 27 and Wednesday, June 1 against Wells. Game time is 4 p.m.

was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Around the Bases In other action this past week: Raiders 6, Sacopee Valley 2: Ashley Watkins delivered an opposite field run-scoring double in the sixth and Maddie Pearson (2-for-4, 3 RBI) singled to score two runs in the seventh as Fryeburg Academy defeated a pesky Hawks (8-2) team in South Hiram

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Kayleigh Lepage and Emily Symonds each had a hit. Clark allowed 7 hits, while striking out five and walking two. “We did not hit nearly as well as we did in Fryeburg and made a few mistakes that cost us in the field,” Lake Region Coach J.R. Warren said. “Our intensity was just not close to that of Fryeburg, and Gray-NG came in and took advantage of us. Allison (Clark) still pitched a very good game.” Up next: The Lakers travel to Gray-NG on Friday, then host Cape Elizabeth on Monday and Fryeburg Academy on Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m.

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14. Tyler O’Keefe, FA, 6:04.23; 15. Kyle Barboza, FA, 6:05.59; 16. David Powers, FA, 6:39.89. 3200 Meters: 1. Silas Eastman, FA, 10:09.36; 7. Chris Solter, FA, 11:50.21; 8. Andrew Carlson, LR, 11:56.05; 10. David Powers, FA, 13:32.87. 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Reid Pryzant, Falmouth, 16.17; 5. Mason Kluge-Edwards, LR, 20.16; 6. Logan Gerchman, FA, 21.64. 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Travis Smith, Traip, 43.58; 8. Mason

H.S. track results (Continued from Page C) 400 Meters: 1. Jack Peters, Gray-NG, 52.24; 2. Dillon Knudsen, LR, 56.22; 3. Milos Mijokov, FA, 57.25; 9. Fred Stearns, FA, 1:01.22; 10. Dacota Griffin, FA, 1:02.17; 14. Milos Todosijevic, FA, 1:04.57; 15. Andrew Emery, FA, 1:04.63; 16. Andrew Carlson, LR, 1:09.95; 17. Aldi Guzja, LR, 1:09.98.

800 Meters: 1. Brigman Rees, Traip, 2:08.07; 2. Chris Solter, FA, 2:09.90; 6. Logan Gerchman, FA, 2:18.23; 10. David Fulton, FA, 2:37.10; 13. James McCann, LR, 2:40.12; 14. Tyler O’Keefe, FA, 2:40.16. 1600 Meters: 1. Timothy Follo, Falmouth, 4:37.80; 10. James McCann, LR, 5:46.69; 13. David Fulton, FA, 5:57.42;

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Kluge-Edwards, LR, 54.64. 4X100 Relay: 1. GrayNG, 46.19; 4. Lake Region 52.85 (Stephen Achorn, Alex Connolly, Tyler LaPlante, Dillon Knudsen). 4X400 Relay: 1. Traip Academy 3:43.69; 3. Fryeburg Academy 3:59.47; 5. Lake Region 4:20.84 (RJ Legere 68.9, James McCann 67.1, Alex Connolly 68.2, Dillon Knudsen 56.2). High Jump: 1. Ryan Tarte, Falmouth, 5-10; 5. Mason Kluge-Edwards, LR, 5-4; 7. Walker Mallory, FA, 5-2; 10. Tie Tyler LaPlante, LR, and Milos Todosijevic, FA, 4-8. Pole Vault: 1. Justin Hovey, Falmouth, 10-0; 7. Stephen

Achorn, LR, 7-6; 9. Garrett LaBarge, LR, 7-0. Long Jump: 1. Jack Peters, Gray-NG, 19-1; 3. Stefan Sjekloca, FA, 18-6.50; 12. Tyler LaPlante, LR, 14-3.50; 14. Milos Todosijevic, FA, 142.50; 15. Dacota Griffin, FA, 14-2; 16. Sullivan Briggs, FA, 12-11; 17. Alex Connolly, LR, 12-4.25; 18. Ashton Cutting, LR, 7-2. Triple Jump: 1. Atencio Martin, Traip, 39-9.50; 5. Forrest Stearns, FA, 36-5.75; 8. Milos Todosijevic, FA, 292.75. Shot Put: 1. Andrew Kowalsky, Falmouth, 43-8; 2. Scott Pelkie, FA, 39-9.50;



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6. Riley Pitman, FA, 34-2; 8. Andrew Lyman, FA, 33-0.75; 9. Edward Price, FA, 31-9.50; 12. Aldi Guzja, LR, 28-5; 15. Steven Flaherty, FA, 26-7.50; 16. Andrew Carlson, LR, 266.75; 17. Taylor Barker, LR, 2511.75; 21. Joseph DeRemer, FA, 23-5; 23. James McCann, LR, 19-2.25; 24. Ashton Cutting, LR, 14-6. Discus: 1. John LaMarca, Traip, 111-11; 3. Kristian Peterson, LR, 104-3; 6. Edward Price, FA, 93-5; 11. Riley Pitman, FA, 83-2; 12. Scott Pelkie, FA, 82-7; 13. Andrew Lyman, FA, 79-11; 14. Seth Eastman, FA, 79-9; 16. Walker Mallory, FA, 77-8; 21. Steven Flaherty, FA, 68-3; 30. Ashton Cutting, LR, 27-9. Javelin: 1. Andrew Kowalsky, Falmouth, 167-8; 5. Kristian Peterson, LR, 128-0; 6. Forrest Stearns, FA, 125-7; 10. Garrett LaBarge, LR, 1053; 12. Riley Pitman, FA, 9911; 13. Stephen Achorn, LR, 99-2; 19. Fred Stearns, FA, 92-9; 21. Andrew Lyman, FA, 89-10; 23. Scott Pelkie, FA, 87-6; 25. Edward Price, FA, 85-3; 31. Steven Flaherty, FA, 66-8; 36. Taylor Barker, LR, 54-0.50; 37. RJ Legere, LR, 53-11; 38. Joseph DeRemer, FA, 46-0. 1600 Meter Race Walk: 1. Matt Goldstein, Falmouth, 7:41.42; 5. Garrett LaBarge, LR, 13:00.96. Final Standings: 1. Falmouth 170, 2. Traip Academy 98, 3. Gray-New Gloucester 97, 4. Fryeburg Academy 49, 5. Lake

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FA in tight tennis matches 2-6, 1-6. Py Yu/Michael Kang (Frye) def. (Yarm) Sam Beavlieu 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Jonathan Blomstrand/Andy Pan (Frye) def. (Yarm) Dale Klinensmith 6-2, 6-3. • Cape Elizabeth defeated Fryeburg in a varsity tennis match for the second consecutive time this year. Fryeburg put up a good fight, but Cape was simply too strong as they beat Fryeburg 5-0, sweeping all matches. “Cape has a good team of ball strikers, also they are strong mentally,” Coach Chaffee said. “Those two combination make them tough to beat.” Cape 5, Fryeburg 0 Florian Forsting (Frye) loss to (Cape) M. Gilman 2-6, 0-6. Robert Cheng (Frye) loss to (Cape) R. Sherman 0-6, 1-6. Py Yu (Fry) loss to (Cape) A. McCarthy 5-7, 2-6. Vincent Teichgraeber/ Jonathan Blomstrand (Frye) loss to (Cape) B. Morse/S. Donegan 2-6, 0-6. Andy Pan/Johnny Zhang (Frye) loss to (Cape) A. Lynch/ M. Barksdale 3-6, 3-6. Note: Match was played indoors at Cranmore Family

Fitness Center. • Cape Elizabeth proved too strong for Fryeburg as they came away with a clean sweep. Florian Forsting gave a good effort, but fell short to Cape’s R. Sherman, who had a solid singles game. Cheng from Fryeburg had a competitive first set, but Cape’s McCarthy raised his play in the second to pull off the straight set win. “Cape’s depth of player allowed them to overpower our doubles and three singles,” Coach Chaffee said. Cape 5, Fryeburg 0 Florian Forsting (Frye) loss to (Cape) R. Sherman 1-6, 3-6. Robert Cheng (Frye) loss to (Cape) S. McCarthy 4-6, 1-6. Michael Kang (Frye) loss to (Cape) S. Donegan 0-6, 2-6. Py Yu/Roger Liang (Frye) loss to (Cape) B.Morse/S. Sherman 2-6, 1-6. Johnny Zhang/Andy Pan (Frye) loss to (Cape) H. Chalat/ R. Druty 0-6, 1-6. • Fryeburg earned their third victory of the year to improve to 3-2 overall for the season with a 4-1 victory over Greely. Fryeburg relied on strong performances throughout the match up with top-seed singles player Florian Forsting grinding through a tough three set win. “Florian hung tough throughout the match,” Coach Chaffee said. “Florian was impressive again today. Whenever you go into a third set it comes down to mental strength and heart, Florian showed both today.” After capturing a tough first set, Robert Cheng cruised in the second in his singles match. Fryeburg’s doubles team played very strong in their matches relying on their mental and oncourt tactics. Fryeburg 4, Greely 1 Florian Forsting (Frye) def. (Greely) Sam Mason 6-0, 4-6,

MATT VAN VLIET of Bridgton and a member of the Colby-Sawyer College track team placed 11th in the high jump during the New England Division III Championships held in Cambridge, Mass. Matt cleared 6-feet. He posted a personal best 6-feet-3 to qualify for the New Englands. Matt is the son of Greg Van Vliet. (Photo by Lake Region Photography) 6-2. Robert Cheng (Frye) def. (Greely) Peter Bailnson 7-5, 6-0. Vincent Teichgraeber (Frye) loss to (Greely) Patrick Riley 2-6, 0-6. Py Yu/Michael Kang (Frye) def. (Greely) Bobby Dorr/ Tucker Vogier 6-1, 6-4. Barrett Wilson/Andy Pan (Frye) def. (Greely) Liam Dougarrt/Philip Hodgrins 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2. Extras: Johnny Zhang/Roger Liand (Frye) def. Alex Dorr/John Dowakir 6-0, 6-1. Notes: Match was played home at Cranmore Family Fitness Center. Fryeburg 5, Lake Region 0 Florian Forsting (Frye) def. (Lake) Wes Sulloway 6-3, 6-2. Robert Cheng (Frye) def. (Lake) Fred McCarthy 6-3, 51 Ret. Vincent Teichgraeber (Frye) def. (Lake) Wes Leckie 6-0, 6-0. Barrett Wilson/Michael Kang (Frye) def. (Lake) Kyle Peterson/ Lucas Brown 6-2, 60. Andy Pan/Roger Liang

(Frye) def. (Lake) Yutaro Katayamenn/Jeremy Black 64, 6-1. Note: Match was played indoors at Cranmore. Many thanks to Cranmore Family Fitness Center for letting the Raiders host the match. Fryeburg dominated throughout

with strong play by both double teams. “Barrett Wilson and Michael Kang are turning into a solid team,” Coach Chaffee said. “Florian Forsting played a solid match at number singles, and Vincent Teichgraeber cruised at three singles.” Cell: 207-939-2938

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Fryeburg Academy dug deep to defeat Yarmouth 4-1 in a very competitive varsity boys’ tennis match-up. Florian Forsting closed out his singles match in straight sets, while senior Robert Cheng went three grueling sets to pull out his win. Both Raider doubles teams came up with wins. Jonathan Blomstrand won his first varsity match, partnered with Andy Pan. “Jonathan recently came up from the junior varsity because of his talent. He was thrown right into the mix and has settled nicely as a solid doubles player. I think he and Andy will learn the game of doubles together in a positive way,” FA Coach Justin Chaffee said. Py Yu and Michael Kang went three tough sets, but came up with the goods to pull out the third. Fryeburg improved to 4-4 on the year. Fryeburg 4, Yarmouth 1 Florian Forsting (Frye) def. (Yar) Alex Coroi 6-3, 7-5 Robert Cheng (Frye) def. (Yar) Dan Connor 6-4, 4-6, 63. Vincent Teichgraeber (Frye) loss to (Yar) Braden Becker

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The University of Maine at Farmington celebrated commencement this past Saturday, May 14, as 392 graduates marched in the 2011 graduation ceremony. Local graduates included: Kirsten Petroska of Harrison, B.S. degree, Secondary Education – English; Jacqueline Potvin of Raymond, B.S. degree, Special Education; Maranda Drew of Stow, B.S. degree, Elementary Education.

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DENMARK — The Denmark Lions awarded $8,000 in scholarship funds for 2011. The following seniors from Fryeburg Academy were awarded $1,000 each: Molly Cavanaugh, University of Maine at Farmington; Elodie Davis, Saint Mary’s Halifax, Arts; Miranda DiMartino, Thomas College, Criminal Justice; Kayla Durgin, Husson College, Nursing; Alexander Kiesman, Universal Technical Institute, Diesel/Auto Mechanic. Additional first-time applicants awarded $1,000 were: Melissa Davenport, Cape Ferr Community College, Criminal Justice; and Hannah Fillmore-Patrick, Colby College, English. Second-time applicants received $500 each. They were: Jeremy Cahill, NYU Linguistics; and Elizabeth Hunter, Salem State, Business Hospitality.

PROUD GRADUATES — At Saturday’s St. Joseph’s College Commencement Exercises, Kayla Olsen of Sebago (left) and Kayla Nowell of Bridgton graduated — Ms. Olsen graduated summa cum laude (one of seven out of 400-plus classmates) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (double major of accounting and finance) and Ms. Nowell with a bachelor’s degree in Science. Another Lake Region graduate, BROWNFIELD — The Community Scholarship deadline Kayla Kirk, graduated with an associate’s degree of Science. is June 1 for students wishing to apply. This award, for any Brownfield resident taking a college course, provides funds for the purchase of books, tools, or supplies necessary to pursue their field of study. Previous recipients may reapply. Applications are available at Fryeburg Academy, or the town Bridgton Highlands (Lake Kezar) and Bruce website at under Important Town In Ladies’ Day play last Fadden (Waukewan); and Dick Information — SAD 72 Superintendent — BC Scholarship Wednesday, the tournament of Dennison (Prov Lake), Peter Application. the week was Low Gross, Low Campbell (Prov Lake), George More income means higher awards. Attend a fundraising dinner at Friendly’s in North Conway, N.H. from 4 to 8 p.m. on Net. The low gross winner Bassett (Lake Kezar) and was Carolyn Stanhope. The Briggs Bunker (North Conway). Thursday, May 26. There will be a raffle and pie auction. BCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information, contact low net winner was Yvonne Third place went to Rodney Gluck. Allen (Bridgton Highlands), Mary Tyner at 935-2587 or Lake Kezar Country Club Bill Bisset (Lake Kezar), Bud In Tuesday Social League Hadley (Indian Mound) and play on May 10, first place Linda Carlson (Prov Lake). went to Jim DuBeau, Dana Birds: Rodney Allen, Bill Merrill, Daryl Kenison and Bisset, Howie Prior, Briggs (Continued from Page C) George Bassett with a score Bunker, Floyd Colby, Jim RADR Complex Aug. 8-12. of 90. Layne and Greg Dawson. The camp is open to boys and girls: Closest to the pin were Gene Closest to the Pin: Howie • Ages 3-5, first kicks, 4 to 5 p.m., $59. LeBlanc at 14-feet, 2.5-inches Prior, 17-feet, 8-inches. • Ages 6-8, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $108. on Hole 5, and Bob Adams at Long Putt: Dick Day, 11• Ages 9-14, half day, 9 a.m. to noon, $108. 29-feet, 1.5-inches on Hole 16. feet, 3/4-inch. Campers receive a free British soccer ball and camp shirt, a Plus Points: Jim Layne free giant foldout soccer poster, and a personal skills evaluation. Greenie: Dick Day. White Mountain Seniors 8, Bruce Fadden 3, George Sign up prior to June 24 and receive a British soccer coaching In play at Providence Lake, Bassett 3, Howie Prior 2, Dick jersey. Register online at and click on “Recreation” and follow the link. For more information about there was a first place tie Trapani 2, Briggs Bunker 2, Challenger Soccer go to For further between the teams of Floyd Linda Carlson 1. Last week at Hales questions, call Harrison Rec Director Paula Holt at 583-2241 or Colby (Den Brea), Dick Trapani (Lake Kezar), Jan MacZuba Location, the team of Ken e-mail Howard (orphan), Peter Campbell (Prov Lake), Ken Jeffrey (Prov Lake) and Bruce Fadden (Bridgton Highlands)

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This year’s SAD 61 Arts Festival will be taking place in conjunction with the High School Dance Showcase and the Pops Concert on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25. The Arts Festival will take place in the high school gym and cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. both days. Student artwork will be featured from kindergarten to grade 12. In addition, there will be musical performances from elementary and middle school students, local artists demonstrating, face painting, hat making, and stamping. Bring a t-shirt to have a student design silk-screened on your shirt. Bring a camera to take a photo of yourself in a famous artwork. After the art show, enjoy the Dance Showcase in the auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 24. Graduating seniors from Lake Region High School will demonstrate their musical prowess for one last time as the Music Department presents its annual Pops Concert at the high school auditorium on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.. The free concert features the High School Concert Band, Jazz Band, Ska Band, Chorus and Jazz Choir, as well selected soloists. The Lake Region Middle School Jazz Band will perform in the high school cafeteria at 6 p.m. The program will open with the Ska Band playing Sell Out by Reel Big Fish, followed by the Jazz Band’s rendition of Someday My Prince Will Come, featuring foreign exchange student “Ice” Fahkrajang on piano. The Concert Band’s program, which includes tributes to movie composer John Williams and to Lady Gaga, also features soprano soloist Emma Walker and senior bass Steve Alchorn in Leonard Bernstein’s “A Simple Song.” The choruses are performing a series of Pop Classics including CONCERT, Page C

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earned first place with a Plus 9, Plus 17. Second place went to John Cloud (Maplewood), Dick Day (Lake Kezar), Carol Nicol (Waukewan) and Norm Tallmage (Colebrook) with a Plus 9, Plus 16. Third place went to Dick Dennison (Prov Lake), Jon Lang (Balsams), Jerry Chaisson (Indian Mound) and Barbara Goldsmith (Prov Lake) with a Plus 9, Plus 15. In fourth place, Greg Dawson (Oakdale), Art Gregory (Indian Mound), Mo Foulds (Lake Kezar) and Al Barth (Norway) with a Plus 8, Plus 11. In fifth place, Dick Trapani (Lake Kezar), Larry Nicol (Waukewan), Jim Layne (Indian Mound) and Chuck Elliott (Colebrook) with a Plus 7, Plus 15. Closest to the pin was Dan Paquette (Indian Mound) at 10-inches. Long putt: Ernest Anastos at 20-feet, 2-inches. Plus Points: Dan Paquette 11, Henry Middlemiss (Lake Kezar) 10, Jim Layne 9, Ken Jeffrey 9, Dick Dennison 8,

John Cloud 6, Jan MacZuba (Lake Kezar) 5, Lee Barth 5, Al Barth 5, Dick Trapani 5, Dick Day (Lake Kezar) 5. Birds: Dan Paquette 4th and 12th, Ken Howard 5th and Ernest Anastos 11th. Tourney for football kids The Naples Recreation Department is holding the 9th Annual Lake Region Youth Football Golf Outing at the Naples Golf and Country Club on June 4 at 2 p.m. The cost to participate in this event is $65 per person. All proceeds go to help make tackle football affordable in the area. The door prize is a gift certificate donated by Lampron Energy for 100 gallons of heating oil.  If you would like to play or you are a business in the area and would like to donate prizes or sponsor a hole please contact the Naples Recreation Director Harvey Price Jr. at 595-0602. The registration deadline for this event is May 27.

Opinion & Comment

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

Turnpike oversight

As I have mentioned before in this column, some very significant issues concerning the management practices at the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) were brought to light as the result of a recent investigation by the Maine Legislature. In response to these management problems, the MTA will now come under much closer scrutiny by the legislature. I believe this is as it should be. The MTA is a public institution, and its working should be closely monitored by the publicly-elected officials. Key among this reform is more control over the MTA budget. In the past, the legislature’s Transportation Committee only gave its general approval. A large part of this was because of the MTA budget cycle, which up to now operated on the calendar year. This meant that the legislature was not in session when the MTA budget was being prepared, and it would have been very difficult logistically in the legislative off-season to dedicate the necessary committee time for more than a cursory look at the budget. Now, the MTA will have to prepare their budget, which will require Legislative approval, while we are in session. We will start on the process of a line-by-line examination of the MTA budget this week, and then take a binding vote based on that review. This will inject a needed element of public involvement in the preparation of the MTA budget, and allow for a more thorough examination from outside the MTA than has ever occurred in the past. They say that sunlight is one of the best disinfectants, and I think that many of the problems at the MTA occurred because of a lack of light in their management process. They were allowed to operate in a very closed way, and this led some people in management to forget that they were operating for the public benefit. There is a bill proposed, LD 1130, to adopt additional changes proposed by the Government Oversight Committee, which performed the initial investigation of the MTA. The changes proposed in this bill will force a more transparent process for contracting and management at MTA, and I am a proud co-sponsor of this bill. The MTA performs a very valuable function in maintaining and operating one of the major transportation arteries in the state. Fortunately, despite the issues in upper management, the MTA has done a good job of keeping this road one of the best in the state, and it is my belief that the changes the MTA is undergoing will help them do this more effectively and efficiently in the future. If you have any thoughts on this or any state other issue, please feel free to contact me at 287-1515 or visit my website at www. to send me an e-mail. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.


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and enhance it were clearly mapped out in the 2006 Brookings Report, Charting Maine’s Future: An action plan for promoting sustainable prosperity and quality places. When this report was released, it became the talk of the town in many Maine communities. I call attention to it now to remind us, in this time of legislative upheaval, what this nonpartisan group said about our best strategies to sustain and improve our quality of life in the next century. If Mainers want to grow the economy, we need to invest in initiatives to protect accessible natural areas and country farms, walkable and authentic Main Streets, and working waterfronts (note: allowing McDonald’s and other

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To The Editor: Recently, Bridgton has been engaged in defining its character. Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) had a similar problem developing its Greenprint project. Working with representatives of area towns, LELT identified essential features of our region and plotted them on maps to create a visual representation of area features as they relate to one another. Locating trails, farms, forests, animal habitat, views, recreation sites, and water resources was relatively straight forward, but another essential category, maintaining small town character, surely presented a problem. What determines small town character and how can something so elusive be identified and plotted on a map? The solution was to identify public space — town centers, parks, and even cemeteries — where people gather and share common experiences that may create a town’s character. Where in Bridgton do people randomly meet and participate in activities that build unity and community character? There are few public squares or parks that serve this purpose, especially in Bridgton’s town center. The place that comes closest to presenting this opportunity is the historic Town Hall. The foundation, floor, walls and roof of our Town Hall, built in 1852, are in great need of repair. This should not be difficult in a town of fine artisans and craftsmen. But this particular building represents much more than the physical structure that creates it. The Town Hall has been central to generations of Bridgton residents. Within those walls lies the history and character of this community. Many received high school diplomas there, others dance and play there. Everyone votes there, and assembles for town meeting — the very symbol of American democracy. The Greenprint identified public space as essential to defining small town character. The Town Hall is our public space. Preserving it does more than save an historic building. The Town Hall perpetuates the heart, the character of our community. Who would want to demolish that? Dee Miller Bridgton

To The Editor: I really need to respond to the good Rev. Robert Plaisted’s letter about President Obama. He wrote his letter in true liberal fashion where the facts of the story were either wrong or partially omitted to make his point of view seem better than it really is. Rev. Plaisted stated that “the Bush Administration lost jobs nearly every month of 2008.” This is true. President Bush had an unemployment average of 5.8% for 2008 with 7.3% for the high in December, at which time businesses knew the tax and spend liberals would be in charge. Then Rev. Plaisted says Obama is not a job killer. His words were, “Once the Obama Administration took office, job losses decreased steadily for the next six months and then the economy started adding jobs every month since.” This is absolutely untrue. According to the U.S. Department of Labor for the year 2009 (the year Obama took office), the unemployment rate average was 9.2%. Unemployment went up every month for 10 months until it reached a high of 10.1%. The unemployment average for 2010 was even worse at 9.6%. With an unemployment average of 8.9 % so far this year, it would hardly qualify Obama as a job creator and is still almost double any average of the Bush years. As to Obama’s foreign policy he said we would be out of Iraq in 16 months. Seems to me we still have too many troops there to call ourselves out. We also do not seem to be any closer to resolving Afghanistan and now Obama has us tied up with Libya, and when you hear the liberal media version of the end of Osama bin Laden you would think Barak Obama went to Pakistan and killed the man with his bare hands! The truth is, it was the CIA that found bin Laden with information obtained from one of the detainees they waterboarded at Guantanamo. The problem is that at the same time Obama is grabbing all the glory for getting bin Laden, he is prosecuting the CIA for doing their job of trying to protect America. Also, the Obama Administration is prosecuting Arizona for trying to close their

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD The Naples Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on June 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: Proposed zoning amendments for: 1. Zoning change from Rural Zone to Commercial Zone for a portion of the property located 86 Casco Road, Map R08, Lot 30-A, submitted by Robert Fogg. 2. Zoning change from Rural Zone to Village District Zone for properties located at 1077 Roosevelt Trail, 1081 Roosevelt Trail and 1101 Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Maps, U33, Lots 36, 35 & 27, submitted by the Naples Board of Selectpersons. Public Welcome.




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thank Bridgton Transfer Station Manager Bob Fitzcharles for allowing us to discard the bulky waste debris collected. Thank you Bernie for the use of your pickup truck and for taking the litter to the transfer station. Thank you Bette-Jean for being able to assist us since you put in your 12-hour overnight shift (Friday) at our police station. I know in my heart that more folks would have joined us if it were not Mother’s Day weekend. Whether one person or 100 people showed up, it is still a meeting or a gathering. Remember, there is no letter “I” in the word “Team.” Paulina Dellosso BCCW chairwoman Bridgton

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14 M.R.S.A. § 6323 Notice is hereby given that in accor- five days of the public sale, and with the dance with a Judgment of Foreclosure and balance due and payable within 45 days of Order of Sale dated August 2, 2010, which the public sale. The initial deposit is to be judgment was entered by the Portland paid to Tranzon Auction Properties in cash District Court for Cumberland County in or certified funds by the high bidder at the the case of KeyBank National Association v. time and place of sale, which sum is nonDean E. Walker, et al., Docket No. POR-RE- refundable. The high bidder must also sign 10-41, and wherein the Court adjudged a a purchase and sale agreement which foreclosure of a mortgage deed granted by requires for a closing to take place within Dean E. Walker and J’amie A. Walker, forty-five (45) days of the public sale, at dated April 15, 2008 and recorded in the which time the remaining balance of the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in purchase price will be paid in cash or cerVol. 25988, Page 183, the period of redemp- tified funds. Upon receipt of the full purtion from said judgment having expired, a chase price, KeyBank, N.A. will deliver an public sale will be conducted on June 6, executed quitclaim deed without covenant 2011 commencing at 11:00 a.m. at 6 Harbor conveying all its right, title and interest in Road, Naples, Maine. The property is also and to the above-described property. The described on the Naples Tax Maps as Map property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS, U27, Lot 5. Reference should be had to said WITHOUT RECOURSE” and no repmortgage deed for a more complete legal resentations are made as to the condition of the property by KeyBank, N.A. or its description of the property to be conveyed. The property will be sold by public agents. KeyBank, N.A. expressly reserves auction on the above date and time at the the right to modify the terms of the sale set above location subject to all outstanding forth above and to add additional terms as municipal assessments and encumbrances. it so wishes. All other terms and conditions The deposit to bid is $5,000.00, to be of the sale will be available from the aucincreased to 10% of the bid amount within tioneer. 3T18

TOP EXHIBITION HALL — Waterford World’s Fair Superintendent of the Exhibition Hall, Elaine Emery, proudly holds the award recently received from the Maine Agricultural Fair Association for the Best Exhibition Hall at Small Fairs in Maine. Elaine credits 4-Hers, Grangers, demonstrators and independent exhibitors with the Exhibition Hall’s success. In the photo with Elaine are current Waterford World’s Fair officers: Bob Dixon, treasurer; Bill Winslow, vice president; Elaine Emery; Dana Hemingway, president; and Renee Fitts, secretary. The Waterford World’s Fair will be held July 15-17, 2011 at the fairgrounds located at 36 Green Road in North Waterford. “There’s Something ‘New’ in the Air at the Waterford World’s Fair.” borders. Everyone knows the reason Obama wants to let illegals in is so he can give them amnesty and make Democratic voters out of them. The problem is, at the same time illegals are slipping into the country. So are terrorists and to let this happen is inexcusable. The real facts are that when you get past the liberal spin, Obama is a poor president. Roger Hale Naples

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To The Editor: I have had the pleasure the past few weeks to be a subscriber to the new Bridgton News Digital Online Service. I want to express my thanks to the staff and management of The Bridgton News for this bold move to go “digital” with

the new online version of the paper. The investment in this service for your readers both near and “away” is a huge move for a hometown paper. In my travels these past 35 years — New York City, Los Angeles, Florida and of course Maine — seeing the paper in the mailbox was a small touch of home that was dearly welcome. Getting the paper while living in other states was great, but often it arrived torn and tattered from its journey, sometimes late by several weeks and sometimes not getting there at all. Despite the hurdles of trying to make it unscathed through the mail, it was worth the wait to read all about “home.” Now the waiting is over. Every Wednesday night around 8:30 or so, I can log in and read the new edition of the paper online. It is an exact representation of the paper you get in

the mail. There is no difference — everything from ads, classifieds, Police Blotter (come on, you know you read that first!) and the great stories of the area. Thanks to everyone at The Bridgton News who made this possible. To all of you who read the paper “from away,” are natives like me living in the Flat Land, or are in the area and want to be the first to read the paper each week, consider this new online edition. Bravo, Bridgton News for a job well done! Tom Watkins Lake City, Fla.


To The Editor: Six months ago, our then 18-month-old son, Bryson, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. Since then, our life has been very different. One of the most positive outcomes from this is the overwhelming support we have received from our family, friends and community. We are so grateful to live in an area where everyone is more than willing to go above and beyond to help us. Recently the Fryeburg churches including the Assembly of God, Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Fryeburg Congregational Church and the Fryeburg New Church, all came together to host a wonderful dinner and raffle for our family. We thank everyone for their time, resources and support. We are blessed by you all and appreciative that you all worked so hard to help us. Thank you. In April, The Woodshed Restaurant in Moultonborough, N.H., along with the support of the Kennett High School girls’ basketball team, hosted an amazing fundraiser dinner. People in attendance told us how excellent the food and atmosphere was. Thank you to Paige and Kirk for opening up your business to help our LETTERS, Page D

To The Editor: On behalf of the Bridgton Community Crime Watch (BCCW), I extend heartfelt gratitude to Bette-Jean Espeaignette, Bernie King and myself for participating in the Route 117 roadside cleanup on Saturday, May 7. It amazed me as to how much litter we to become stronger through collected in a two-hour peridiversification, destroying our od — six to seven 30-gallon environment will similarly bags filled. I would also like to destroy our chances of ever LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE meeting that goal. Write letters, PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE call your representatives, send Please take notice that Bridgton Hospital located at 10 Hospital Drive in Bridgton, e-mails, go to the hearings. If ME, phone (207) 647-6000, is intending to file an air emission license application you need a reminder of why with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A., Section 590 on or about May 20, 2011. Bridgton Hospital is you might want to take these proposing to renew its 06-096 minor source air emission license. No new construckinds of actions, I encourage tion or modifications of license terms and conditions are being proposed. According you to drive South on I-95. to Department regulations, interested parties must be publicly notified, written comments invited, and if justified an opportunity for public hearing given. A request for a Keep going until billboards public hearing or for the Board of Environmental Protection to assume jurisdiction start popping up, litter lines the must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the applihighway, and every other sign cation is accepted by the Department as complete for processing. advertises the exact same five The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the Bureau or six corporations. If we don’t of Air Quality (BAQ) of DEP offices in Augusta, (207) 287-2437, during normal working hours. A copy of the application and supporting documentation may also be do something now, that trip on seen at the municipal office in Bridgton, Maine. I-95 will be your drive into the Written public comments may be sent to the Bureau of Air Quality, State House future of Maine…the way life Station #17, Augusta, Maine 04333. 1T20 should be?

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(Continued from Page D) environment. The bottom line is that our elected officials need to hear from us that we do not support measures to reduce the shoreland zone, significant wildlife habitat, Land For Maine’s Future, or Environmental Board oversight. While the Natural Resource Committee sent a strong signal, these and other bills will likely still make their way to the House and Senate for debate and votes. Years of scientific and legislative work informed the development of our natural resource regulations. It will take years more to get them back if they are removed. While our state and national economies need

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TOWN OF NAPLES Elections The Town of Naples Annual Election for Municipal Officers will be held Tuesday, May 24th, 2011. Polls will be open from 8:00 am - 8:00 PM. Voting will take place at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane. 1T20

TO THE INHABITANTS OF MAINE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT NO. 72 The Maine School Administrative District No. 72 Budget Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011, 7:00 P.M. at the Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg, Maine. Informational Meetings will be held as follows during the week of May 16th: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 P.M., New Suncook School, Lovell Thursday, May 19, 3:15 P.M., Molly Ockett Middle School, Fryeburg

The Lovell Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on revised proposed amendments to the town ordinances governing town beaches and town landings, and the waste treatment facility. The hearing will be held at the Town Office on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, starting at 7:00 p.m. The beach ordinance has been revised to allow landing and launching watercraft at the beaches. The waste treatment facility ordinance has been revised to clarify the authority of the selectmen over the facility and prohibit deposits of waste not originating in Lovell or a town contracting with Lovell for use of the facility. Copies of these proposals are available at the Town Office. The proposals may also be found on the Town’s website: Interested persons should plan to attend this hearing or submit written comments to the Planning Board, P.O. Box 236, Center Lovell, Maine 04016 in advance of the hearing. 2T20 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT



TOWN OF RAYMOND BOARD OF SELECTMEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011, 7:00 P.M. Raymond Broadcast Studio 423 Webbs Mills Road The Town of Raymond Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in accordance with Title 30-A MRSA §2528 (5) for the purpose of receiving public input on previous information submitted for: Conditional Rezoning to allow for a cell tower off of Farm Road (Map 013, Lot 010). This will be for public comment only and no new additional information will be submitted or allowed. The complete text of the referendum question and related information is available on line at and at the Town Office. 2T10

By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated February 14, 2011, entered in the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of Southern Cumberland at Portland, Civil Action, Docket No. PORDC-RE-10-475, in an action brought by PRIMARY MORTGAGE CORPORATION n/k/ a CUSO MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, against ANN LOUISE SAWYER, Defendant, and CUMBERLAND COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Party in Interest, for the foreclosure of a Mortgage Deed dated January 27, 2006 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 23640 Page 206, the statutory ninety (90) day redemption period having elapsed without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at the offices of the Cumberland County Federal Credit Union, 101 Gray Road, Falmouth, Maine, on June 27, 2011 at 2:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 17 Cornell Street, Portland, Maine.

at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid within thirty (30) days following the sale. Failure to pay the balance due within thirty (30) days following the sale shall be deemed a forfeiture of the successful bidder’s deposit. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. The above property is being sold “as is” and will be conveyed by Release Deed without any warranty as to the condition, size or location of the property or the state of title to the property. The property will be sold subject to utility easements and rights of way of record and utility easements and rights of way that are visible on the face of the earth. The property will be sold subject to real estate taxes assessed by and due and payable to the City of Portland. Information regarding the terms and conditions of the sale of this property may be obtained by contacting the offices of Broderick & Broderick, P.A. at (207) 794-6557.

The property shall be sold to the highest bidder Dated: May 16, 2011 at the sale. The sum of $5,000.00 will be required to be paid, in cash or by certified /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. check payable to CUSO Mortgage Corporation Attorney for Plaintiff 3T20



(Continued from Page D) family. We want to thank everyone that helped and supported these fundraisers by organizing, donating to or attending them. You are all wonderful people and we can’t begin to offer enough gratitude. Never forget what a great community of people we are surrounded by. Our heartfelt thank you to everyone. Please continue to keep our little Bryson in your prayers. He is a trooper! God bless, TJ, Aimee and Bryson Herlihy Fryeburg

The retired

To The Editor: There was a letter in a weekly paper last week, and the lady that wrote it was right on. To paraphrase, the old and

retiring have met their purpose and now it’s time to get out, not wanted! Our experience, life contributions, to our state and country mean nothing. We are supposed to lie down and die, unless we support the politicians that also will get old. Only, they get old and live on us like a cancer, using their former office to make even more. The pocket money we give them isn’t quite enough to get by on. Try living on $1,000 a month or less and still pay taxes on your retirement, if you were lucky enough to have one. Now Governor Paul LePage is taking whatever he can to make life miserable. Our senators and representatives are even taking more. Tighten our belts. Let the high and mighty politician start giving back with their millionaire friends. No! I have one thing to say! Why not put us away like an unwanted cat or dog! Take our insurance and whatever we own, for them that is the answer, just not as humane as we treat dogs



and cats, but for them when the time comes they will be too important. I’ve paid Social Security for my grandparents and my parents and now I’m not good enough to get a helping hand even if I applied for it. Some get everything coming down the pike, some deserving, and then others that make a life out of collecting from parents, to children, to grandchildren, etc. Some are just too lazy to work. That is what is wrong. There will be help for the poorest of Maine’s people, but look around some of the poorest live pretty good. They have nice cars, a boat, an ATV, etc. Oh, but someone has to pay for it. I’m 65 years old. I have never had a vacation, never took my wife on a honeymoon. What I have, I have worked for, and now I find myself going back to work disabled. Even being disabled doesn’t make a difference. I support the country, but I would give any well wishes to those that govern us to take


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

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ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES Property Maintenance WardHill Architecture 25 yrs. exp.-Residential/Commercial Custom plans, Shoreland/site plan permit Design/Build & Construction mgmt. 807-625-7331

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

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


CARETAKERS Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 North Country Home Watch “We’ll be there when you can’t” 207-713-0675 Rick Lewis Property Surveillance Seasonal and Year Round Bridgton 207-415-4476

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

COMPUTERS Backwoods Computer Consulting Virus recovery/data recovery/web sites Plus more Tim Haight 693-4580 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Virus and spyware removal PC repairs 207-228-5279 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton Naples Computer Services PC repair/upgrades – on-site service Virus and spy-ware removal Home and business networking Video security systems 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746

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CONSTRUCTION Authentic Timberframes Handcut Timber Frames & Post/Beam Structures – Erected on your site 207-647-5720

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

CONTRACTORS Newhall Const. Inc. Framing – Roofing – Finish Handyman services Shawn Newhall 743-6379 Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903

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

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

CRANE SERVICE Bill O’Brien Inc. Crane Service Hourly rates 838-7903

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

what they want and then have the gall to ask us to elect them to destroy what’s left of the country By Stan Cohen Like it or lump it. Show me Medicare Volunteer one politician that cares about Counselor the retired. Maine keeps getting older. Robert Champagne Bridgton We are currently the oldest state by median age. Let’s look at the population that is 65 or older. In 2008, there were about 201,200 people in this age group in our To The Editor: I read Tom McLaughlin’s state. The forecast for this cohort opinion piece where he tells in 2020 — only nine years from his readers and his eighth now — is 304,500. That is a grade class that Khalid Sheikh 51% increase! We will be the Mohammed, a once upon a second “grayest” state in the time third in charge al-Qaeda country. Only Florida will have operative, gave information the dubious distinction of being leading to the capture of Osama grayer. The five counties with the bin Laden in Pakistan because biggest estimated increases in he was waterboarded although this age group are: Sagadahoc this fact has been summarily disputed by Leon Panetta ­– 72%; York – 70%; Lincoln (who corrected a statement in – 58%; Cumberland – 58%; which he said information was Waldo – 58%. In terms of the obtained by a “stream” of infor- share of the total population, mation from former detainees). these numbers represent an It turns out the information increase from 15.2% in 2008 to 21.3% in 2020. In other words, LETTERS, Page D in 2020, about one in five people

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Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804

Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728

Wiley Road Kennels Groom & Board Wiley Rd, Naples 207-693-3394

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements Call us with your staffing needs Rte. 302  Windham 892-2286

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

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

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

FOUNDATIONS Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940 Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561

Fryeburg Family Dental HAIRDRESSERS Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Victoria’s Hairitage 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 One Beavercreek Farm Rd 207-256-7606 (top of Packard’s Hill – Rte. 302) Vicki Crosby Owner/Stylist Mountain View Dentistry Jessica Zaidman Color Specialist Dr. Leslie A. Elston 647-8355 Cosmetic/restorative & Family Dentistry 207-647-3628 HEATING

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

ELECTRICIANS All Service Electric John Schuettinger Licensed Master Electrician Residential, Commercial Alarms Bridgton Phone 647-2246 A to Z Electric “The Boss Does The Work” David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Residential/Commercial/Industrial 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Bouchard Electric Co. Mike Bouchard – Master Electrician Generators All types of wiring Lakes Region 583-9009 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Residential/Commercial/Industrial Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire Bridgton 207-647-5012 J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. Residential - Commercial - Industrial Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Bridgton 647-9435

Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 McIver Electric Carpenter & General Contractor Sweden Rd. Bridgton “Your on time every time electricians” Log homes – decks – remodeling 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Jeff Hadley Builder 647-3664 New homes, remodels, additions Northern Extremes Carpentry Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Custom Decks – Additions Kitchens, tile & wood floors R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Remodeling – Free Estimates Fully insured – free estimates 24 hour Emergency Service Log Hunting and Fishing Camps 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Residential & Commercial Insured Bridgton 647-5028 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 McHatton’s Cleaning Service New Construction – Remodeling Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning David K. Moynihan Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Free Estimates – Fully Insured Master Electrician Certified Technicians Call 928-3561 Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Bridgton 647-8016


Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 207-647-4125 email:

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

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

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

LANDSCAPING Clement Brothers Lawn/Landscaping Organic gardening, design/maintenance Creative stonework, property watch 207-693-6646

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

LP GAS Bridgton Bottled Gas LP Gas Cylinders/Service Route 302   Bridgton 207-647-2029 Country Gas, Inc. LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders Box 300, Denmark Tel. 452-2151 Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTING CONTRACTORS George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

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

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311

in Maine will be 65 or older. It doesn’t take much imagination to see that those state and federal programs that serve the elderly will soon be stressed to the breaking point. How can we muster the financial and bureaucratic resources necessary to sustain these programs, especially Medicare and Medicaid? New and pragmatic policies need to be established to deal with these problems and the time is now. That is why the U.S. House Republican plan to dismember Medicare has gained support. That plan would convert Medicare into a program that would provide seniors with subsidies (vouchers) to purchase private health insurance. It is not the kind of innovation we need. It simply transfers much of the cost of health care to seniors, and puts insurance companies in charge of their care. The remedy is not in placing more burden MEDICARE, Page D REAL ESTATE

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

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 Bridgton Trash & Rubbish Service Serving Bridgton Weekly pick-ups Tel. 207-595-4606

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

TREE SERVICE CARMUR Inc. Logging Specializing in selective cutting House lots cleared 29 years experience – references C. Murphy Silvicultural Tech 647-5061 Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Crane-licensed & fully insured Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Toll free 207-693-3831 Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured – Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

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

WELDING Welding Repair Services Aluminum, stainless, steel Tig, mig, brazing, soldering Route 114, Naples 712-3391


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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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WITS END CHILD CARE — Center is now accepting resumes for full/ part-time positions, CPR/First Aid certified a must, CDA a plus, need to be able to work independently and as a team. Accepting resumes until position is filled. FMI call 647-2245 or 615-4098 ask for Darcey. 2t19 CLEANERS NEEDED — Jordan Rentals is looking for experienced cleaners to clean on Saturdays throughout the summer months from 9-3. Applicants must be 18 years or older, be dependable, have reliable transportation and a good vacuum. Competitive hourly rate. Ask for Elaine or Sonia @ 1-800-942-5547. 3t18

LANDMARK HUMAN ­— Resources is accepting applications for Full, Part-time and Relief support persons to work for adults with developmental disabilities in the Bridgton and Oxford Hills areas. May include evening and weekend shifts. For application, please call 647-8396. 2t20


WITS END CHILD CARE — Center & Community Resources Inc. A state-licensed facility located on Route 302 in Bridgton has full/part time openings for children from 1 year to 5 years old. We offer a safe, clean, and quality year round program for all ages including pre-school, Junior Pre-School, infant and toddler development. We participate with the state of Maine Quality Rating System and our quality staff offer a combination of 25+ years of experience in child development and social services. All staff are certified in Adult/ Infant/Child CPR and First Aid. Our hours are Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We are also accepting fall registration for Pre-School 3-5 year olds. For more information call 647-2245 or stop in. We would love to show you around! 5t17

CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare program has an active individualized curriculum for ages 1-5 years. I have over 10 years of experience, 185 hours in early childhood deSACO RIVER CANOE — & Kayak velopment trainings and an associate’s is looking for dependable delivery degree in education. To set up an apdrivers who have a good driving re- pointment please contact Melissa @ 7t18 cord and are able to independently 647-4156 or 595-5209. load and unload canoes. If you enjoy RING LANDING — Nursery working with the public, and don’t School, South Casco, is now regismind having fun while you work, then tering students for the fall. Morning, come see us. Send resumes to Saco afternoon and full-day sessions ofRiver Canoe & Kayak, P.O. Box 100, fered. Structured program for children Fryeburg, ME 04037 or e-mail info@ 2 ½-5 years taught by certified teacher 1t20 with 21 years experience at this level. EXPERIENCED HELPER — or li- CPR/First Aid certified. RLNS is concensed electrician. Apply in person at veniently located on a quiet street just McIver Electric, 221 Portland Road, off Route 302 in a cozy, home setting. Bridgton. 1t20 Please call or e-mail Melissa Warren at 655-5253/ WORK WANTED for more information. 4t18 EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. FOR SALE Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560.tf44 when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x 5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, NEED HELP — with maintenance of Windham, 893-0339. tf46 your property, preparing to open your camp? Lawn care: mowing, landscap- FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, ing, edging, mulch. Spring clean-up. trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition Call Paul at 207-939-6593 for more in- & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing tf43 formation. 8t13x Post. 207-647-8163.


ANTIQUE OFFICE DESK — refinished by “Mr. Oak” from Harrison 20 years ago. L-50”, W-32”, H-30”, 9 drawers, 3 sides paneled. Beautiful condition. Asking original price, $500. 655-3702. 1t20x SNOWCOACH — Tag-along the kids behind your snowmobile. Fully enclosed capsule with its own adjustable suspension. Weight capacity 280 lbs. 2 kids car seats presently installed. Brand new $3,200, we paid $2,500 in 2008, will take $1,800 firm. Great, like new condition. Must see. (207) 939-6724. 1t20x

JERRY’S SPORT SHOP — in Denmark is going out of business. Everything will be sold. 5%-50% off. Guns, ammo, rods, reels, camping gear. Open 7 days. Please call before coming, 452-2320. 5t20x

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t14x 1999 PALM BEACH 15’ — CC w/50-hp Evinrude motor and trailer. Camp boat, used very little, excellent condition. $3,500. Call 609-2261298. 2t20x

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS — Red, Maine health certified. First shots and wormed. 11 weeks old, $400 each. Call Bob, 697-2684. 2t20x

FIREWOOD — Please call Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 6475173. 15t16x HILLTOP FIREWOOD — Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call for details, 890-9300. tf20

ATTENTION — Organic Gardeners: Interested in starting vermacomposting? Red Wiggler worms available. 1 LB approximately 2,000 worms $25. No special equipment needed. For more information 207-935-3685. 4t18x

BLACK ANGUS YEARLING — 16-FOOT, 3-PERSON CANOE heifer ready to breed or turn out to — and trailer $425. Flatbed trailer pasture. $850. Call Scott, 239-2322. BN 20 2t19x with large job box $325. Call 781- 361-1368. 1t20 HELP WANTED PLEASE CONSIDER – donating GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING MACHINIST, TOOLMAKER — Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, 2006 GULF STREAM — Cavalier, your leftover garage sale items and — Sales. Work and management. Ex- power washing. Serving the Lakes Re- 32-foot travel trailer, park model. your attic, basement and closet perience required in all areas. Send gion for over 15 years. Free estimates. Sleeps 8, AC, propane heat/hot overflow to Harvest Hills Animal resume to Dearborn Bortec, Inc., P.O. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x water. Full-size fridge, toilet, shower Shelter. For more information, call and micro. Front bedroom w/queen 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28 Box 310, Fryeburg, ME 04037. 1t20 bed, back bunk. Excellent shape. $7,000 or B/O. 207-787-8075. SCREENED LOAM — Please call 3t20x Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647-5173. 24t16x RETIRED CONTRACTOR — Very reasonable rates. Paint, paper and carpentry. Bob Champagne, 647-5571.2t20x


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Good Neighbors, Inc. has an opening in our finance department for a 30-hour Office Assistant II. Looking for a person who possesses a working knowledge of an accounting system with Accounts Payable/ Receivables, Payroll, General Ledger and Financial Reporting. Working in Excel spreadsheets and Word is also expected. An Associate’s Degree in Accounting or the equivalent in experience with a high school Diploma or GED is required. The position is Monday through Friday with benefits. Applications must be received no later than May 31st to be considered for our June 22nd orientation.

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RAYMOND — Commercial space for rent. Owner willing to accommodate or divide for tenant for reasonable rent. SOUTH PARIS: Great office space location, great for public access. All rents need application and security deposit and first month rent FOR RENT when approved. Call Ralph at Lake BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom Country Property Rentals (207) 647apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus 8093. Have clients for renting. Need references and security. JPD owners for homes or apartments. 3-, Properties, 310-0693. tf2 2- and 1-bedroom units needed. tf19 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

COMMERCIAL SPACE — for lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. 302 frontage. Call for details, 6474465. tf46

NAPLES — Well-maintained onebedroom, off Rte. 35, thirty-daynotice lease, no smoking, no pets, laundry on site, quiet setting. $600/ month including heat and electricity. 207-899-5052. tf15

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CASCO — Completely furnished rooms, heat, lights & cable TV BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2- included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call bedroom unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-627Trash, heat and H20 included. Near 1006. tf17 downtown. $675 month. Call 603494-0325. tf11 SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included, BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities furnished. Security deposit required. included. $200 per week plus security 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13 deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third HARRISON — 1-bedroom apartment floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright in quiet area. Partially furnished, & sunny. No smoking or pets. $525, includes heat & electric. No pets, non- includes heat, hot water, snow & trash smoker. Set up for 1 person. $450 per removal. First, last & security. 647month. Call 415-9166 leave message. 9090. tf19 tf13 BRICKWOODS FINE RENTAL — Homes were designed with seniors in mind. New, energy-efficient, bright Laurie A. Carter and sunny 2-bedroom brick home Bergen & BRAG available soon. Close to Hannaford, Complex Benefit hospital & village amenities. Open living/dining/kitchen, walk-in shower, full basement with W/D hookups. Plowing & grounds maintenance May 28th • 9AM included. No pets/smokers. $850 month, 1st, last, security & references. Stevens Brook Call (207) 452-2441 FMI. tf18

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Good Neighbors, Inc. is taking applications for a few great people to join our TEAM of Direct Support Professionals in providing supports to adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Western Maine. Currently, we have full-time, part-time and substitute hours available. The job entails working directly with people in a variety of daily living and community situations. To qualify, you must be over the age of 18, have a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or G.E.D. The agency provides all training and certifications necessary. Applications must be received no later than May 31st to be considered for our June 22, 23, and 24th orientation. Some weekend and evening hours are expected. Great benefits for full and part time employees. Please call in advance for more information on applying 647-8244 ext. 15, Mon. – Fri. between the hours of 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. EOE





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DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, NORTH BRIDGTON — Chadbourne Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Hill Apartments. 1-bedroom, 2nd floor Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ BRIDGTON COMMERCIAL — apartment, nice location. $625 month ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John rental. Beautiful, large commercial includes heat. Call 617-272-6815. 4t17 Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31 space at 186 Main Street, REAL ESTATE FOR SALE DIRIGO CUSTOM PAINTING approximately 1,600 square feet, small gallery space, picture windows, $123,900 - FRYEBURG — What a — Looking for houses and camps to track lighting, kitchenette, storage deal! Nice 3-bedroom, 1-bath ranch paint for 2011 season. 23 years experoom, bathroom, current space of with detached garage. Clean and well rience, fully insured, free estimates. EFG books who will be moving by maintained. Convenient location. Power washing available. Call 7437t15x the end of May, please call Andrew or Would be a very nice first house. Take 9889. Ann 647-8150. 3t19 a look today. Dan The Man Real Estate, GENERAL HEALTH MASSAGE FOR RENT — Two lovely properties 207-939-8970, www.danthemanmaine. — Licensed massage therapist Dan2t20 iel C. Bandelt, 490 South Bridgton on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine. com June through October. Fully furnished NAPLES — 100-plus acres of land, Road, #2, Bridgton, ME 04009. 2074t19x and applianced. Rent both together Route 35. Trout brook, 2 very large 449-7297. or separately. A-frame on the water’s fields with 500-plus feet of shore PROFESSIONAL CLEANER — & edge: 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, on two frontage on Long Lake with restorable organizer. Non-toxic, own equipment, levels, sunny and charming, with deck 3-story New England farmhouse and spring cleaning & organizing. Offeroverlooking the water. Dock, picnic large barn, 2 wells and replaced septic ing weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. area, grill. Unique, quaint interior. system. Wooded with acres of soft and Free estimates, excellent references. Beach. $1,000 per week. Carriage hardwood trees, sunset views, clean title Senior discount. 207-595-1542. 6t15 House with water views: 2-bedrooms, and up-to-date survey. For information 1-bathroom, laundry. Modern, call Gary Bennett, 207-415-0078. B & L ROOFING — 20 years expebeautiful, sunny, wood interior. New 4t17x rience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20 kitchen, skylights, porch. Picnic area, grill, beach access. $800 per week. $209,900 - WATERFORD — INSTRUCTION E-mail: No Contemporary-style home with insmoking or pets. Pictures available law apartment and 3-car detached FRYEBURG POTTERY — & Art upon request. 7t19 garage overlooking Crystal Lake and Center, 913 Lovell Road, Fryeburg. mountains. A diamond in the rough SEASONAL RENTAL — Trickey ready for a new owner to make it shine. Wed.-Sat., 9-6. Classes in handbuilt Pond, Naples. Small camp, sleeps Dan The Man Real Estate, 207-939- pottery, all skill levels, adult and after4, dock & small beach. Most weeks, 8970, 2t20 school age 7+. FMI: 925-1262, www. 3t19 $800. Call 508-317-2216. 4t19 DENMARK — New walkout apartment. 1-bedroom. $800 month. Includes heat, power, cable, Internet & plowing. No smoking. Small pet considered. Security deposit, one month deposit and credit check. 6258874 or 595-7816. 4t18x NAPLES — 2-bedrooms, 1-bath house. W/D hookup. Trash removal and plowing included. Quiet setting, no pets, no smoking. Utilities not included. First, last month’s rent, plus security. Reference required. Call (207) 693-3939. 3t20x

NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, $425 per month plus first, last & security. 647-4436. tf20

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LARGE MOVING SALE — May 21 & 22, 8 a.m. Musical items, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, artwork, electronics and more. 1 Ingalls Rd. off Rte. 107, So. Bridgton. 1t20x

GIGUNDO MOVING SALE — Tools from mechanic of over 50 years, 30 as John Deere mechanic. Contents of log home. Too many items to list. Must see to believe. Everything must Rain or shine. Friday, 5/20, 8-5, BUSINESS SERVICES go. Saturday, 5/21, 8-5 and Sunday, 5/22, HEAP HAULERS — Towing 8-11. 394 West Fryeburg Rd., Fryeservice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call burg. 2 miles from Webster’s Country 655-5963. tf12 Store, East Conway on left, approximately 1 mile from Corn Shop Road COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION on right. 1t20x — & Handyman Services - Painting, landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitch- FUNDRAISER YARD SALE ens & baths, new homes. 40 years ex- — Sunday, May 29, 2011. Lot next perience. Call Mike, 693-5284.13t14x to Hayes True Value, Portland Rd., Bridgton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2t20 J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-8096127. tf35

NAPLES YARD SALE — Sunday, May 22nd, 9-2. A little of everything! Kids clothes & toys & furniture. Slide, bikes, etc. 2-place stroller & more! Household items, decorating pieces, curtains & small furniture items, videos & CDs, crafts, wreaths, florals. Tools & woodstoves. Rte. 302 (Near Country Thyme Foods). Take Brook Hollow to Nature’s Way. Go to the end of road. Can’t miss it! Look for signs. 1t20x

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YARD SALE — May 28 & 29, 26 + 36 Kimball Corner Road, Sebago. Gas prices are going up. outs of one form or another. Day care toys, books, furniture, misc. 2t20x Food prices are going up. Some of them know the gravy CASCO — Sunny Hill Rd., off Route Unemployment is going up. train cannot go on forever and 302, near Top of the Hill Grille. Sca- The national debt is going up. entitlements must be cut, but noe, bar stools, antiques, household Earnings for most Americans are they’ll only support cutting the items. Saturday, 5/21, 8 a.m. 1t20 either going down or are stag- programs other people use, not LARGE GARAGE SALE — Friday nant. There are fewer and fewer the ones they use. Few would and Saturday, 9-3, 195 Sweden Rd. high-paying manufacturing jobs support politicians who would Lots of furniture and miscellaneous because the federal government cut across the board. Do these items. 1t20x

Medicare nugget (Continued from Page D) on the elderly — but rather to find ways to reduce the cost of healthcare. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800 427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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Alvah S. Irish

Beverly J. Tripp

John E. Fox

NORTH YARMOUTH — Alvah S. “Al” Irish, 61, of North Yarmouth, died on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice with his family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Portland, the son of Millard and Mary Jane Armstrong Irish. He attended Gorham schools graduating from Gorham High School, Class of 1967, and also was a graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Mr. Irish was employed for 35 years by the former S.D. Warren Paper Company, now Sappi Paper, until his illness. He had a great love for landscaping and he enjoyed the serenity of the outdoors. His family stated, “Al was well versed when it came to recognizing many varieties of plants, shrubs, flowers and trees. It was truly a gift he developed over the years.” He also had a great interest in working on automobiles, especially Corvettes; they were his favorite. He was a devoted husband and father spending time with his family. Besides his wife of 34 years, Nancy (Rolerson) Irish of North Yarmouth, he leaves his mother of Westbrook; two sons, Ryan Irish of Casco, who is expecting his first child in October, and Shaun Irish of Bluffton, S.C.; two sisters, Jill Pease of Westbrook and Jane Meggison of Gorham; and one grandchild. A celebration of Al’s life was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Interment will be private. Please visit for additional information and to sign Al’s guestbook. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: The American Cancer Society New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, ME 04086.

POLAND — Beverly J. Tripp, 81, of Poland passed away on Tuesday, May 10, at her home. She was born in Casco, April 4, 1930, the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Small Tripp. She attended school in Poland and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1949. She attended the Auburn Maine School of Commerce and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree. She taught school for 40 years, 25 of those years in Presque Isle. She was an adviser for Pine Tree Hi-Y Club and after retirement she moved back to Poland, where she taught adult education. She was a member of the Poland Community Church. She loved to travel and was an avid reader of books. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy and camp in Stoneham with family. She is survived by a sister, Patricia Newyear of Corpus Christi, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ruby Tripp; and her brothers, Carl, Donald and Orville. Online condolences may be shared with her family at Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 15, at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal Street, Mechanic Falls. Interment followed at Pine Grove Cemetery in Poland.

FRYEBURG — John E. Fox, 85, of Fryeburg, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Mineral Springs in North Conway, N.H. He was born in Stow on Dec. 1, 1925, a son of Augustus and Eliza Smith Fox but grew up in West Lovell. He was educated in local schools. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was employed by Lovell Lumber for 43 years, retiring in 1987. John was a very kind and gentle man who enjoyed many quality years of camping with his family, and tinkering in his garage. He also loved old cars. For the many years that he was in Mineral Springs Nursing Home, his wife, Violet, would drive to North Conway almost every day to visit him. At the nursing home, Violet would play songs by Peter Allen. He is predeceased by his infant daughter Fay Ann Fox; and his only sibling, Charles Fox. He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Violet Fox; his daughters Diana McLellan of Conway, N.H. and Kay Legare of North Waterford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mineral Springs Nursing Home, P.O. Box 3417 North Conway, NH 03860.  Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome. org

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BURLINGTON, MASS. — Joyce M. Slocomb, 80, of Burlington, Mass. passed away on May 4, 2011 following a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Somerville, Mass., she was a lifelong resident of Burlington. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children graduated from school then she entered the workforce. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, embroidery and crafts. She was predeceased by her husband in 1990 and two grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Frank Slocomb Jr. of Bridgton and Paul Slocomb of Burlington, Mass.; a daughter, Marie McCafferty of Burlington, Mass.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were private. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Arthur J. Cunningham AUBURN — Arthur J. “Bull” Cunningham, 87, of Rumford, died Saturday, May 14, at the Hospice House. He was born in Rumford, Dec. 8, 1923, a son of Peter and Lozia (Richard) Cunningham, and was a high school graduate and had attended Rumford schools. He served as a Private First Class with the Maine Army National Guard for several years in Company K, 103rd Infantry. Arthur worked for more than 40 years at the Rumford Paper Mill and retired as an electrician in 1986. He was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church and a member of the Rumford Falls Aerie No. 1248, FOE. He was married in Dixfield, Oct. 17, 1944, to the former Madeline D. Haines, who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include sons, Arthur W. Cunningham of Standish, Gregory Cunningham of Lovell and Scott Cunningham of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; and brothers, William “Baldy” Cunningham and Peter Cunningham of Rumford. He was predeceased by his parents; four sisters, Marguerite Thibodeau, Alva Gallant, Dorothy Myles and Theresa York; and a brother, Alfred Cunningham. Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson. com Private services will be held at the family’s convenience. Interment will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford.

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SEBAGO — Kathleen S. Ferris, 68, of Sebago, died on Jan. 22, 2011. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Pine Grove Cemetery North, Clark’s Bridge Road, Waterboro. Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.

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In the opening of the buds and the rebirth of Spring, and as his 43rd birthday nears, we grieve for him. My firstborn child and a huge gift to our family, your beautiful soul and memories live on. You are so dearly missed by so many, some who only know you through us as we delight in sharing our stories of the spunky, fun little boy and amazing, determined young man we all love and miss so much. You are forever loved. We are forever changed. Until we meet again may God continue to embrace you.


SEBAGO — Eileen E. (Richards) (Stande) Driscoll of Sebago, formerly of the south shore of Boston, Mass., passed away on May 14, 2011. She is the beloved wife of James J. “Sonny” Driscoll of Sebago; devoted mother of Richard, Albert, Kevin and Brian Stande, Carolann Morency and James J. Driscoll II; and extended family, George, Deborah and Jonathan White. She is survived by eight siblings and many grandchildren. A funeral was held at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral home, 100 Washington Street, Weymouth, Mass., on Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. A funeral Mass was held in the Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, Mass., at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. If desired donations may be made to: The American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.

LEWISTON — Jean-Marie Joseph Rioux, 84, of Lewiston passed away at his residence May 16. He was born Jan. 9, 1927, a son of the late William and Zoraide (Morency) Rioux. Jean-Marie served in the U.S. Navy and later became an electronic technician. He will be remembered by his family as a man of religious faith. Jean-Marie enjoyed woodworking, having made many cabinets for his family and friends. He enjoyed going out to restaurants to eat and watching the ships come in at Fort Williams. In his spare time, he would spend many hours on his computer. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fleurette (Samson) Rioux of Auburn; his children, Ronald Rioux, of South Portland, Gerry Rioux, of Leeds, Nancy Barry, of Greene, Real Rioux, of Falmouth and Dorothy Hutchinson, of Auburn; his siblings, Stella Chaloux, of Lewiston, Normand Rioux, of Raymond and Daniel Rioux, of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jean-Marie was predeceased by his siblings, Antonio Rioux, Rita Lemelin, Bibiane Langlois, Bernadette Boucher, Marie-Ange Fournier, Gerard Rioux, Benoit Rioux and Dominic Rioux; and his granddaughter, Jennifer Barry. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the The Fortin Group Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, (lower church), 122 Ash St., Lewiston. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101. Family and friends may offer their condolences to the Rioux family Burial for Richard C. Adams Sr. will be held this Saturday, May 21 at by visiting 11 a.m. at the site of the big flagpole on the Adams Farm. This was his wish. Rev. Don Fowler will officiate. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home. This is a private family affair; friends may attend. A reception will be held immediately following at the home.

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SOUTH HIRAM — Norma L. Sawyer, 75, of South Hiram, died on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Merriman House in North Conway, N.H. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on Sept. 26, 1935, the daughter of Earl and Doris (MacKenna) Kennett. She was educated in Madison, N.H. schools and was a graduate of Kennett High School. She married Harold E. Sawyer on July 31, 1955. Norma worked for 22 years as a teacher’s aid for the Sacopee Valley School District #55. She loved working with her many students over the years. She was also a longtime member of the Kezar Falls Keswick Club. Norma and Harold loved going to many dances in the local area. She also enjoyed walking and crocheting. Above all, Norma was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Surviving are her husband, Harold E. Sawyer of South Hiram; four sons, Steven Sawyer of Scarborough, John Sawyer of South Hiram, Jeffrey Sawyer of Cornish and Greg Sawyer of South Hiram; two sisters, Jacqueline Barnard of Acton and Lois McAvoy of Methuen, Mass.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours were Wednesday, May 18, at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Stanley Cemetery in South Hiram. Donations may be made in her name to: The Merriman House, 3073 White Mtn. Hwy, North Conway, N.H. 03860.

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Not a Mallard

In the dim light of early evening, the lake takes on a metallic sheen, and shadows darken the quiet corner of the cove. Something is floating on the shiny surface of the water, and I can see it is a duck, but it is not a mallard. It appears to be shorter than a mallard, its head looks bulkier than a mallard’s head, and looking through binoculars I see a long crest that drapes down the back of the neck. Even in the fading light, I can see the bird is beautifully patterned, with bright white streaks separating the different colors. It is a male wood duck, a bird so exotic looking he almost seems out of place in this part of the world. His mate, subtly dressed in soft shades of brown and gray, with a white teardropshaped eye patch, floats on the water near him. Wood ducks pass through here on spring and fall migrations, but until this spring none have stayed more than a few

days. A couple of weeks ago, though, a pair arrived in the cove and they are still here. For a few days, they were accompanied by three unattached males who followed them around constantly, even coming up on the lawn with them to investigate muddy areas for something to eat. Sometimes the male of the pair chased them off, while the female acted nonchalant. Most of the time, the pair ignored the eager bachelors, who finally gave up and disappeared. Every so often the pair of wood ducks flew into the woods north of our house, and we began to wonder if they were searching for a place to nest. Unlike mallards, who construct a nest on the ground near water, wood ducks nest in natural cavities, or cavities that have been excavated by pileated woodpeckers, near a quiet shaded stream, pond, or swamp. Strong curved claws on their webbed feet enable them to perch, and

(Continued from Page D) obtained by torturing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was not the information that led to Osama Bin Laden’s courier and then to him. After seeing several CIA experts speak on various news programs, I heard most of them claim that torture leads to unreliable information precisely because the tortured will say most anything to avoid more of the same. After making it clear to his eighth grade class at Molly Ockett Middle School that torture was critical to gathering information to save American lives, McLaughlin then asked his students, “So, who thinks it was all right to waterboard KSM?” Half raised their hands. “Who thinks it was wrong?” Only three hands went up. McLaughlin then introduced the class to the Eighth of Amendment to the Constitution. “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,” he had a student read. This was followed by, “But that would be against American citizens,” the implication being that using this amendment on enemy combatants would put Americans

at risk. He then told his class why Obama’s rules of wartime engagement (established by the Geneva Convention), which forbids the use of torture as well as shooting before being fired upon and restricting the use of bombing and shooting upon civilian populations, were putting Americans and American service men at risk. “Our Commander-in-Chief is putting our soldiers at risk with these rules of engagement,” McLaughlin said. I worry that using the tactics of our enemies — torture, mercenary armies, kidnapings, assassinations, bombing civilian populations, supporting corrupt dictators to bring about peace, justice and security for ourselves or others around the globe — is going to backfire big time. Terror flourishes when equal opportunity, trust and humane institutions to mete out justice vanish. Nothing but horror emerges when any of us believe we are more entitled in God’s eyes because we have more money, brawn and superior IQs. It is how we own up to our own sins, how we behave toward and forgive one another that ultimately matters. Enough said. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Sweden

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – The public hearing for an outdoor-gathering ordinance drew an engaged audience. The ordinance -- being scrutinized during a series of joint public hearings of Naples Board of Selectmen and Naples Planning Board -- has been on the drawing board for more than a year. Now, the ordinance will be headed back to the review committee. Some very specific recommendations will accompany the proposal on its journey. “If everyone is in agreement, we will modify the language, change the number to 300 people per day, and make exemptions for outdoor events at the campgrounds, too. Either, say in normal course of business, or give them carte blanche,” Ordinance Review Committee Chairman Skip Meeker said. Another change would be to allow after 9:30 p.m. the sale of consumption of alcohol at outdoor events, even if the location does not have a full-time liquor license. The original language prohibited this activity at venues without full-time liquor permits. The Outdoor Gathering Ordinance was scheduled for Monday’s public hearing so the ordinance would be ready for Town Meeting on June 8. It is unclear whether a revised version of the ordinance would be approved and available by that date, although that is the town’s objective. The Ordinance Review Committee “wants answers on what you like or dislike so they can change it, to get it on town meeting,” Naples Town Manager Derik Goodine said. The purpose of any mass gathering ordinance is to protect the public’s welfare and safety by addressing such issues as providing enough parking, toilet facilities for the anticipated crowd as well as trash removal after the event. Meeker said the ordinance helps event organizers know which board to go before, and

helps the boards streamline their work. “If you have to go to selectmen, this spells out how you are going to do it. It’s just to protect the town,” Meeker said. “The planning board, which is more in tuned to ordinances of the town, would deal with the Mass Gathering Ordinance, instead of selectmen,” he said. The issue was how to determine which outdoor events go before the planning board to iron out details. The proposed version set “that cut-off point” at any event that would draw 300 or more people, and last more than one hour. Many people had an issue with requiring a trip before the planning board for any outdoor event where the number of people might reach 300. Audience members named outdoor sporting events like soccer, football and baseball games as well as the town’s parades and fireworks displays. Selectman Tom Mayberry took issue with the logic of the ordinance. “We have big issues with like the port-a-potties for the Fourth of July,” he said, before getting estimates from the audience of crowd in Naples. People guessed more than 4,000 came to town for the Independence Day fireworks show. “We will exempt big issues for us, and worry about 300

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people and serving liquor past 9:30 p.m.,” Mayberry said. Meeker offered a couple options. “You have the number (of event participants) that you can modify. You have a town event, which I would classify as town events that are exempt,” Meeker said. “You have town activities, and then you have town-sanctioned events like the (Maine) Blues Festival,” he said. Anton said organizers of large events would be required to come before the Planning Board; and, at that time, the board could waive specific rules. “In as case like the blues festival, the planning board would say, ‘Okay, you can have music until midnight,’ ” Anton said. Allen offered up solution, “My recommendation would be to leave the number at 300. See if it works, exempt town activities and government activities, and make up your definition about that.” “But, if someone is going to have 300 people at an allnight wedding reception, the planning board should look at them,” Allen said. Selectman Robert “Bob” Caron Sr. liked the idea of providing a definition to clarify things. “I am not one for a whole bunch of regulations, and strangling everything the town wants to do,” Caron said.


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they are quite at home in trees. Landowners who cut down dead and rotting timber from their woods often remove potential nest trees, which can have a major detrimental impact on all cavity nesting species of birds. Fortunately, the woods north of our house still have old trees suitable for nesting. When wood ducks find a good nest site the female lines the bottom of the cavity with wood chips and soft down from her breast. She will usually lay from 10 to 15 eggs, but clutches of eggs numbering 40 or 50 have been found because it is quite common for female wood ducks to lay eggs in the nest of another female. This practice, known as egg dumping, occurs with other species of ducks as well. Donald and Lillian Stokes, in A Guide to Bird Behavior, Volume III, describe a study in which thirty-seven percent of the eggs found in wood duck nests were laid there by more than one female, and in some cases by as many as ten females. A female wood duck will repel another female if she discovers her trying to lay eggs in her nest, but since wood ducks do not defend a territory around the nest, and the brooding female typically leaves the nest every day to feed, there are opportunities for another female to gain free access to the nest. The additional eggs are of the same species, so the female on the nest does not distinguish between her own eggs or chicks and those of another female, although if too many eggs are added females have been known to abandon the nest. The reason egg-dumping behavior developed in ducks is not clear. It may benefit the female who does the dumping since she does not have all her eggs in one nest, but it causes extra work, stress, and risk for the female who has to brood and raise another’s offspring. The pair of wood ducks in our cove may have eggs cozily nestled in a tree cavity in the woods somewhere north of our house, and some day we might even see them with a family of little ducklings in tow. For now, though, we are content just to enjoy the sight of these exotic looking ducks, floating peacefully on the shining water in the fading light of evening. Jean Preis resides in Bridgton.


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The Importance of Being Earnest

name-dropping. Tony Awardwinner Brian Bedford directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in this trivial comedy for serious people. This landmark Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest delights audiences and critics alike! “The great actor Brian Bedford is brilliant in this funny and effervescent production. It’s one of the great performances of the season.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times “Profoundly funny and deeply moving. Brian Bedford is giving the performance of a lifetime.” — Adam Green, HOLE IN THE WALL STUDIOWORKS is holding a grand Vogue “The finest performance opening for its 2011 season on May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. of The Importance of Being Earnest that I have ever seen.” — Daily Telegraph (UK)

Hole in the Wall season opening

The annual Miniature Art Show, sponsored by Gallery 302, is now in progress at the gallery located at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. This year, the show was judged by Barbara Traficonte of Waterford. Barbara graduated from Douglass College Rutgers University with a degree in Fine Arts and Art Education. For many years, Barbara has taught children and adults in a variety of mediums. Her own pastels, oils, and watercolors are shown locally and in Camden, and reside in many international collections. She has judged numerous art shows. Cindy Spencer received first place for her watercolor entitled “Sunflowers” (see photo). Barbara commented on the “good presentation” of the work and the composition being “spot on.” “Forest Retreat” by Anne Bernard won second place for her “interesting use of encaus-

RAYMOND — The public is invited to Hole In The Wall Studioworks first art opening of the 2011 season on Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dana Trattner is a Maine artist who has experienced two very different views of the world. Before corneal transplant surgery, her vision and her art were very muted; dullness of color, evenness of tone and distortion of figures and perspective were all distinctive characteristics of her artwork. Today, Dana’s perception of light has increased many times over. She uses mixtures of pastel and water-based mediums and infuses her paintings and prints with the intense colors that she can now see clearly. Hole In The Wall

tic.” Carol Rhoads’ piece “Mother and Child” received third place. There are many other fine works of art to see in the show, which will be up until the end of May.

Nutrition for seniors

SeniorsPlus has partnered with University of Maine Cooperative Extension to bring a special presentation on nutrition in the Mobile Office during the month of May. Entitled “You Are What you Eat! Nutrition for Health Aging,” the presentation will discuss nutrition needs as we age. The Mobile Office will be at The Dinner Bell in Fryeburg on Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For further information call SeniorsPlus at 1800-427-1241.

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FRYEBURG — The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest captured in highdefinition will be broadcast at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. and also on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students and may be ordered through the box office by calling 935-9232 or online at www.fryeburgacademy. org/pac. Group discounts are available to parties of ten or more. For more information about the production, visit The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedic masterpiece about class, courtTHE ANNUAL MINIATURE ART SHOW is currently being ship and good old-fashioned shown at Gallery 302 on Main Street in Bridgton. “Sunflowers” by Cindy Spencer placed first.


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