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Serving Bridgton and the surrounding towns of Western Maine since 1870. Vol. 144, No. 20

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Bridgton, Maine

May 16, 2013

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Opinion divided on campground sale By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Selectmen and the Community Development Committee appear to be on different sides in the June 11 referendum seeking permission to pursue a sale of the non-beach portion of the Salmon Point Campground.

The CDC has invited the public to a site walk this Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at the Long Lake campground, in an effort to educate voters about the upcoming vote. But while Selectmen agreed to see if residents wanted to pursue a sale, statements made by several board

members at Tuesday’s meeting clearly show they are not in favor of selling any part of the 66-acre campground. “I’m hoping no developer will be stupid enough to buy it at that amount,” Selectman Woody Woodward said, noting that the non-binding referendum would authorize the

board to seek development proposals only if the purchase price is $2 million or more. Selectman Chairman Paul Hoyt, who leases a campsite and therefore recused himself from the discussion, spoke as a resident, questioning the clarity of the referendum’s

wording excluding “the beach and parking areas” from the sale. He implied that the referendum as worded does not make it clear that the current parking area would be part of the sale. The study recommends that the current public parking area be moved and placed on the southeast side

Casco’s take on school budget By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — The term “perfect storm” turned into a household reference after the release of a movie about the New England fishing boat caught in its wake. Perfect storm sums up what is happening to the Casco taxpayers when it comes to shouldering the burden of the school district’s budget. Unfortunately, a higher mill rate is in the forecast, and people can only brace themselves for the tax bill to keep area schools afloat. The reduction of state (and federal) education money is more like a hole in the boat, than a wind-swept wave. Another wave that hits the Town of Casco is the statecertified property valuation, in which other towns saw property values go down while Casco’s land values hardly decreased. With $6 million in assessed land values, Casco’s annual payments to the school budget will rise by $481,670, according to Town Manager Dave Morton. Several elements resulted in the increase. “The big issue is that the state administration is changing how they are funding education — including the cost of teachers’ retirement. Local communities are picking up the retirement plan. That has never happened before,” Morton said. “The other part is: The fedCASCO, Page A

WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF... — Lake Region High School held a “mock accident” just outside the facility Monday, giving teens a realistic picture as to the consequences of drinking and driving or texting. With prom this weekend and graduation upcoming, school officials and

of the lagoon, in order to provide direct access from the parking lot to the beach. Woodward’s comments came as the board held a final public hearing and certified the text of the referendum. Resident Barry Denofrio and former Selectman Earl Cash SALE, Page A

Maine State Police Trooper Steven Green emphasized to teens to think twice before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and making bad choices. Above, LRHS student Brandon Silvia played the role of the deceased driver. (Rivet Photo)

So real, ‘it gave me the creeps’ Mock accident sends teens powerful message

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer NAPLES — A junior at Lake Region High School was killed Monday when the four-door Infiniti collided head on with a sports utility vehicle on Route 302 in Naples. Maine State Police Trooper Steven Green said the 17-year-old was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected through the front windshield. He suffered a fatal head injury, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Green and Pastor Phil Reynard of Bridgton met with the teen’s parents, who arrived at the accident scene. The teen’s father could be heard saying, “No, no, please tell me it wasn’t Brandon.”

Trooper Green said a female passenger suffered multiple injuries, but was conscious when Naples Rescue arrived. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Firefighters and rescue personnel from Bridgton, Casco and Sebago were also on the scene. A local couple, who were traveling in a Chevrolet Blazer, suffered undisclosed injuries. Both were conscious when emergency personnel arrived at the scene. Firefighters had to use “Jaws of Life” to extract the injured subjects from the vehicles. While the accident remains under investigation, Trooper Green said the fatal collision was caused by…

As firefighters used the Jaws of Life to saw off doors and rooftops of the two vehicles, Lake Region High School juniors and seniors watched intently from behind a fenced off area as to what COULD happen as the result of a bad choice — be it consumption of alcohol, using excessive speed or due to lack of attentiveness caused by texting. The “mock accident” certainly felt like the “real thing” from the quick response and action by local law enforcement, fire and rescue to the look of the accident victims, who appeared to suffer from lacerations, leaving a large amount of “blood” at the scene. LifeFlight was even scheduled to land on MOCK ACCIDENT, Page A

‘Thank you’ to Pipeline: Resolution inaccurate, unfair Naples

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — Three years ago this fall, a group of 30 people encircled three golden shovels positioned in mounds of Maine dirt. Those people stood on the site of a future fixed bridge and paved roadway. During that groundbreaking ceremony in October 2010, Causeway Restoration Committee Chairman Bob Neault predicted a future when Naples’ green space and amphitheater would be a mini-Mecca for arts and entertainment. In May 2013, those words are coming to fruition. On the south side of the Bay of Naples Bridge, an irrigation system delivers much needed water to budding trees; the grass is on the ground; and a lineup of live entertainers has been invited to perform at the amphitheater. Town officials are planNAPLES, Page A

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Two Portland Pipe Line Corp. representatives came bearing a stack of thick folders for Bridgton Selectmen at their Tuesday meeting. But, in their aim to convince the board not to allow a town-wide vote opposing the possible transport of “tar sands,” or diluted bitumen, through Maine, they were a few weeks too late. Selectmen had already voted unanimously April 23 to place the Tar Sands Resolution on the June 11 town meeting warrant. Still, Portland Pipe Line Secretary-Treasurer David Cyr and Health & Safety Coordinator Nick Payeur were grateful to be given any chance at all to state their case. Pipeline industry executives were not allowed to speak at a special town meeting in January in Bethel, when that town became the first in Maine to pass an antitar sands resolution. Since then, there’s been sentiment in Bethel that the vote should be rescinded as being taken in too much

haste, with voters hearing from only one side. A petition drive was launched to force a revote, which will take place in June. Bethel’s vote was followed by passage of similar resolutions in February and March in the towns of Waterford, Casco and Raymond. Besides Bridgton, anti-tar sands resolutions are up for voter consideration in June in the towns of Harrison and Otisfield. Of all seven towns that have either passed or are considering passing antitar sands resolutions, only Bridgton does not lie within the Portland Pipe Line corridor, which transports crude oil offloaded from ships in Portland Harbor through western Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to Quebec, Canada. On Tuesday, Cyr used that distinction to ask Bridgton Selectmen to justify their willingness to allow a townwide vote on the issue. “One of the concerns I have is that Bridgton isn’t even on the pipeline route,” said Cyr. Referring to the language contained in Bridgton’s reso-

lution, Cyr said its intent is to “instill fear in people, and we think this is unfortunate.” The resolution, which was brought to the board for consideration by residents Marita Wiser and Jon and Sally Chappell, states that “tar sands are heavier than conventional oil and spills are more dangerous and difficult to clean up.” It also notes the 2010 pipeline spill of diluted tar sands in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, and states that any future transport of such fuel through the pipeline “may create unreasonable risks to the health, safety, natural resources, property and economic welfare of persons living in Bridgton and neighboring communities.” Board member Woody Woodward told Cyr and Payeur that he wasn’t generally in favor of non-binding resolutions such as this, which speak to hypothetical, and not actual scenarios. But he noted that the board had softened the language by using “may” instead of TAR SANDS, Page A

COUNTERPOINT — Nick Payeur, left, health & safety coordinator for the Portland Pipeline Corp., with David Cyr, secretary-treasurer, defended the company’s safety record Tuesday to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. But they came too late in their aim to convince the board not to approve a referendum vote opposing possible transport of tar sands in the company’s pipeline. The June 11 referendum warrant has already been finalized. (Geraghty Photo)

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Abandoned mini roosters brave the forest

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It appeared the three roosters had gone rogue. Several residents informed a local farmer in the area that his roosters had escaped. But, the trio didn’t belong to him. All of his fenced fowl were accounted for. The community member, who wished to remain anonymous, said the abandoned roosters have become a seasonal occurrence. This year is the third consecutive spring that someone has most likely culled their chicken population, and booted a group of miniature bantam roosters to the side of the road. He said where the birds were abandoned is “a lonely stretch of road,” which is void of houses for a couple

thousand feet. “It has been three springs in a row that someone has dropped off these roosters. That is not a coincidence. It’s just cruel,” the local farmer said. The community member phoned the local animal control later that afternoon. But, by that time, the roosters his neighbors had seen were long gone. “Those little chickens — you cannot catch them,” he said. “Sadly, my wife and I walked down there, and there is a hawk’s nest in the trees,” he said. “What bothers me is: Knowing that someone has picked out this area as their personal dumping ground,” he said. “It’s not okay. It’s like

dumping your trash, but worse,” he said. “I know that roosters can be problematic because they can be noisy,” he said, adding that the owners could have taken alternate avenues such as listing them in Uncle Henry’s or putting up a sign advertising the free roosters. According to Animal Control Officer Bobby Silcott, who is hired by several towns in the Lake Region area, abandoned dogs and cats

are more common. However, it’s not that uncommon for chickens to be dumped somewhere, he said. “I have had goats abandoned before, too. I got a call that someone had dropped off two goats off a dirt road,” he said. “Unfortunately, you’ve got as good a guess as me — as to why someone would abandon an animal. It doesn’t make it any better if it’s a rooster, instead of a dog or a

cat,” he said. “I wouldn’t put any one down, but there is always someone out there who would do this. It is easier for them to rationalize that it is not their problem anymore,” he said. “Call up some local farm and see if they can take it. Go to a social media site and list it. Making an effort is definitely more humane. We are the humans; we are making the decision for the animals,” he said.

Silcott agreed with the Casco-based farmer that the miniature chickens are hard to catch. “A small rooster can make a grown human look pretty comical trying to catch it,” he said. “It’s amazing how quickly they can outrun you. They take off and bolt. And, you cannot catch them, unless you were a superhero like Flash Gordon,” Silcott said. He suggested using a fish net with a long pole or purchasing some bird netting. He added a group of people and a lot of patience would aid the process. Silcott thought the former farm animals might have a fighting chance in the Maine woods. “My experience with birds like that is: They roost at night. At dusk, they try to get up into a tree, which keeps them away from predators. They are pretty resourceful. For an animal with a brain the size of a pea, their natural instincts kick in. They forage during the day. They roost at night,” Silcott said.

Tar sands talk

(Continued from Page A) “would” when speaking of the environmental risk. “It seems to be accurate. It’s a question of how people interpret those issues,” Woodward said. Cyr countered by saying his company doesn’t agree that transporting tar sands creates a greater change that the pipeline would leak. Contrary to what environmental groups like the Natural Resources Council of Maine have been saying, said Cyr, tar sands do not move through the pipeline at higher temperatures than crude oil. As for economic benefits, said Cyr, “Every ship that comes into our docks (bearing oil ready for transport) spends $50,000 in the Greater Portland community, providing a significant economic benefit to the region. Cyr said Portland Pipe Line Corp. has operated safely since 1941 and pays millions in property taxes. It employs local contractors for pipeline maintenance, and has earned the highest safety award given by the United Petroleum Institute for the second year in a row. He said that the earlier tide of opposition against tar sands transport is beginning to abate as his company has ramped up public awareness efforts to counter the anti-tar sands movement. “Raymond’s resolution was much more friendly (than those passed in other towns),” he said, so much so, that it was supported by the oil industry. And on Monday, he added, the Legislature’s Environmental and Natural Resources Committee voted against a bill that would have imposed a two-year moratorium on the transportation of “tar sands” oil in Maine, opting instead to draft a resolution urging state officials to expand a Department of Environmental Protection study already underway. Cyr said Portland Pipe Line Corp. had a proposal underway in 2008 to reverse the flow in its pipeline to allow for diluted bitumen transport from Canada to Portland, “but we never finished the project. We didn’t get the customers.” Now, however, Cyr said, “Our ability to stay competitive is changing drastically, and we’re looking at every opportunity to use our assets.” He said, “We think these resolutions tend to damage our reputation,” and pointed out that the Obama administration recently released a study related to a proposed new Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries that found that “oil sands are no different than conventional crude oil” in terms of safety risks. “We need to defend our rights, because if not, it leaves a void for our opponents to fill,” Cyr said. One of the side benefits of fighting the anti-tar sands resolutions in Maine, he said, “has been to enhance our outreach program,” which has long been a goal of the company. Selectmen Bernie King, picking up on Cyr’s statement that the company has the “right” to operate, told Cyr otherwise. “I have a big objection to you saying it’s your right to do what you do — it’s a privilege.” Cyr said he misspoke, and agreed with King. • Tree Removal/Pruning/Cabling • Stump Grinding/Brush Chipping • Bucket Truck/Bobcat Work/Trucking TF24

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Bridgton Hospital presented its most recent Daisy Award to Carolyn BrewerDube, R.N., a nurse in the oncology clinic. Carolyn was specifically honored for exemplary commitment to her oncology patients, specifically cited by her two nominations to receive this award. A resident of Raymond, Ms. Brewer-Dube has been employed at Bridgton Hospital, in the oncology clinic, since 2004. What is The Daisy Award at Bridgton Hospital? The DAISY Award honorees personify Bridgton Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. DAISY Award nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates nurses with both extraordinary clini-

cal skills and compassion. Bridgton Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner and presents the award quarterly during the year. Ms. Brewer-Dube, as a DAISY Award Honoree, was presented a bouquet of daisies, a DAISY certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. She also has a dedicated parking spot on campus. Additionally, everyone in attendance celebrated with specially made cinnamon rolls. The significance of the cinnamon rolls is that Mr. Barnes especially enjoyed sharing cinnamon rolls with his nurses, and his family felt this should be a part of the ceremonies across the country. The DAISY Foundation was established in Glen Ellen, California, in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY

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Dolgin forms Hiram Works, purchases mill Hiram Works, LLC, a new Maine company founded by Daniel Dolgin of Bridgton in cooperation with Henry Banks of Denmark, was purchased on May 10 from the estate of Wilbur Hammond, Sr., the property on Hampshire Street in Hiram where the lumber mill Thomas Hammond & Son, Inc. operated from the 1940s until 2009. Dolgin says that he hopes Hiram Works, LLC will serve as a business incubator leasing space and providing services to small businesses, especially those engaged in wood processing, specialized light manufacturing, arts and design, crafts training and DEAL CLOSED — Dan Dolgin (left) and Toby Hammond are pictured at the clos- community-supported agriing involving Hiram Works, LLC at the Fryeburg law offices of Craig Holden. Russ culture. “The idea is that this Boisvert, Esq., of Bridgton, represented Hiram Works, LLC in the purchase.

Naples ‘Thank you’ on May 26 (Continued from Page A) ning to christen the stage of the amphitheater during a community-oriented event on Sunday, May 26, from noon to dusk. According to Town Manager Derik Goodine, a monologue from William Shakespeare’s play — in this case, Henry VIII, is a longheld tradition for opening a new stage. “I like the idea of supporting the music and the arts,” Goodine said. Actually, the covered structure that will be the permanent stage has yet to be built. However, a stage will be present for this spring’s performers, he said. “It would be great to have something down there every weekend. We will look like a place that has something going on at all times,” he said. The May 26 event is being billed as “Thank You, Naples Day,” and it is dedicated to the local taxpayers, who have supported the many improvements on the Causeway, along the Village Green, and at the Naples Town Beach, Goodine said. “The day will be about the locals getting together to celebrate their community,” he said. In recent years, the Town of Naples has expanded its public beach by purchasing the adjacent property; adding a permanent structure that offers changing rooms, restrooms, and running water; and upgrading the public dock there. Also on the Village Green, a new Museum and Visitors’ Center was constructed, and a glass bottle museum moved into the vacant, brick structure that once housed travel brochures. Plus, the town bought a new ladder truck for its fire department. On Tuesday afternoon, Goodine inspected the work being done on the Causeway, in the amphitheater area, where sod had been placed. Late last week, workers from Thirsty Turf installed the irrigation system, which had been completed last fall on

Celebration donations sought For the “Thank You, Naples” event, which is less than two weeks away, the town is still looking for donations from local businesses. Town Manager Derik Goodine has been compiling complimentary tickets and discount coupons to be given away as prizes to the public during drawings on May 26. Registering for the raffles will be free. To donate: Call the Naples Town Office, 693-6364. the Long Lake side of Route 302. “The landscaping is looking good. The trees are getting watered,” he said. The sidewalks and boardwalks have been placed, so the pedestrian pathways tie together. However, the stage won’t be constructed with a roof until a later date. At a Special Town Meeting this winter, residents approved a zone variance that will allow the structure to be built in the shoreland zone. Essentially, this is permissible because another structure — the old Route 302 used to run through that space. Goodine said every time he walks along the Causeway, he is approached by another resident or local businessperson with words of praise and excitement about the construction project that started two and onehalf years ago. “It’s only the beginning. As the amphitheater cover comes on, the splash park goes in, the fountain is running, it is going to be awesome,” he said. The Maine Department of Transportation funded the bridge replacement project; and that construction job — which includes improvements to the Causeway — was awarded to Wyman and Simpson, Inc. The total cost is $9.2 million, while the town shares $405,000 of the expenses. Naples Selectman Rick Paraschak said the taxpayers of this town have approved funneling funds toward major improvements that have enhanced the town’s public space. “The taxpayers contributed

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Leah Bennett, daughter of Dick and Linda Bennett, will be representing Bridgton’s First Congregational Church, UCC on a service trip to the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre, in Kenya this summer. The Care Centre is a Quaker organization that is also supported by a wide range of volunteers and donors. This Friday, May 17, there will be a public supper at First Church at 6 p.m. In addition to a presentation by the Rev. Carra McFadden, Leah Bennett the trip’s leader, folks will share a traditional African meal and activities. Many people have been lending support with monetary gifts, along with donations of school supplies and clothing for the Care Centre. Should you wish to support Leah’s adventure, please feel free to come to the dinner or drop off donations (especially clothing for children aged six to 12) at First Congregational. Additional donations of sheets, towels, soccer balls, volleyballs, badminton birdies, fleece and lightweight jackets. Donations need not be brand new but should be in good condition. Leah is member of a volunteer group of 12 who will journey the eight hours from Nairobi to Kakamega, which lies just north of Lake Victoria in Kenya’s historic Rift Valley.

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to the Causeway. Not just the Causeway, but also they have supported the town beach, boat ramp, museum, and the latest fire truck,” he said. “It’s appreciation for all of that,” Paraschak said. The event is also being planned “to show that the amphitheater has a diverse usage,” he said. “There will be performers, ranging from bands to the Lakes Region Community Theater, from individual artists to a Maine humorist,” he said. “Thank You, Naples Day” will be the first official event held in the amphitheater space. It will be an opportunity to showcase the aesthetic details of the Causeway reconstruction project as well as the new bridge, he said. A scheduled fireworks display in May should be another big draw, Goodine said. Both Goodine and CRC Chairman Neault commented during the 2010 groundbreaking that the continued culture — and the new infrastructure — would transform the Causeway into a destination. According to MDOT’s Resident Engineer Craig Hurd, the major road construction work should be wrapped up by early next week, and any work involving lane closures will end before Memorial Day weekend. Most likely, paving will take place on Monday, May 20, he said. Paving had been scheduled for today and

Friday. However, because of a tight calendar, the paving project has been penned in for Monday, May 20, Hurd said. Lane closures for paving will lengthen traffic delays for drivers; and drivers should find alternate routes, he said. But, in another two weeks it will be smooth sailing on Main Street. Even Route 302 is getting spruced up with a new layer of pavement. On Monday, workers removed one and one-half inches of the surface layer of the pavement that was not up to par, according to Hurd. The job, which entailed the use of a grinder, took about 10 hours to complete. “It is from just east of the Causeway Marina to Route 114,” he said. After the state conducted required standard tests on the pavement, the product was discovered to be not up to standards. “They take core samples, and test it for different things. The density didn’t pass. (There were) too many voids in the mix,” he said. “It should be more compact,” Hurd said. The surface pavement was put down on the road in autumn 2012, he said. According to Paraschak — who is employed by the MDOT, this occurrence is not entirely uncommon. “It happens every year. It happens on several projects that MDOT does. Recently, we had one in the BrunswickTopsam area, and in the Saco area. It happens several times a year in Southern Maine for MDOT,” he said. “It is unfortunate that it happens. The contractor is aware of our standards. We hate having them do it again,” he said. “But, it’s for the longevity of the pavement,” Paraschak said.

handsome old facility can be repurposed to provide a foundation for traditional Maine businesses operating in 21st century markets,” said Dolgin. Banks, a custom contractor who has built numerous fine homes and community buildings in southwestern Maine for decades, said, “I dream that we can bring together a community of wood craftsmen, artists, metal workers and other contractors working in the facility, bringing to each of them resources and lower costs than any of them could get working alone.” Banks is leading the effort to populate the reborn plant with new businesses. Dolgin and Banks presented the outlines of their plans on May 9 at the weekly meeting of Hiram selectmen before board members Conrad Hartford, Mike Singleton and Harold Gillman. “Maine has retooled itself many times during the last 250 years, from its early days in trapping and wood harvesting, to agriculture and manufacturing,” Dolgin said. “The Hammond family and their mill represent a distinguished part of Maine’s rich history in lumber processing. We want to keep those roots in natural resources,


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Items appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, May 7 4:34 p.m. A minor collision occurred in the Mobil

on the Run parking lot on Main Street involving a 2000 Honda Civic, operated by Michelle E. Curtain, and a 2005 Subaru Outback, operated by Allyson J. Phinney.

14 years, still seeking answers Tuesday will be a harsh reminder for Ramona and Cecil Torres. It has been since May 21, 1999 (14 years) since their son, Angel “Tony” Torres, has been missing. He was last seen in the Biddeford area. “We are asking each one of you to please post this information on your Facebook page or just pass it along to family and friends,” Ramona said. The Torres family and the Maine State Police Tony “Angel” Torres suspect that “foul play” was involved in Tony’s disappearance.   “We also know that someone saw/knows of someone that knows what happened to our son,” Ramona said. “We are asking you to please put yourself in our shoes and try to understand the pain this has caused us and our community.  It has been a long 14 years of not knowing and we are asking whoever knows anything to please come forward and relieve the guilt you must face on a daily basis. Please, if you have any information you should share it! It will be kept confidential. Please pick up the phone and share whatever you know or what happened on that terrible night of Thursday, May 21, 1999, around 2 a.m.” Ramona continued, “I beg you as his mother; it’s so painful. I think of him every second, every minute of every day!  He has not been forgotten. We love him and would like to bring his body home to his Memorial Garden, where he played as a little boy. We would simply like to say goodbye and have some closure.” The Torres family says Tony will always live “Forever Young” in their hearts.   Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Maine State Police at 1-800-228-0857.

8:56 p.m. A caller asked to speak with an officer regarding her driver’s license. 9:14 p.m. A female claimed that an ex-boyfriend had sent her threatening texts. Wednesday, May 8 10 a.m. Gas was siphoned from vehicles parked in West Bridgton sometime Tuesday night. 10:01 a.m. Frank J. Dyer, 24, of Casco was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs by Bridgton Police Officer Mac McCormick. Dyer, who turned himself to police, was released on bail. 4:55 p.m. A North Road resident claimed that children had struck and damaged her mailbox. Thursday, May 9 12:48 p.m. Police responded to a disturbance at a Dunrobin Lane residence,

which involved the alleged discharge of a gun. Friday, May 10 6:10 p.m. A caller questioned the legality of someone creating a shooting range in their backyard. Saturday, May 11 12:59 a.m. Police responded to a threatening complaint at a Harrison Road home. 1:34 a.m. Robert L. Koss, 54, of Lewiston was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence by Bridgton Police Officer T.J. Reese following a stop on Harrison Road. Koss was released on personal recognizance. 12:53 p.m. Police received information regarding a possible past break-in at an Arrowhead Road residence. 1:49 p.m. Tamara C. Crosby, 26, of Bridgton was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines for assault,

criminal trespass and disorderly conduct by Bridgton Police Officer Josh Muise. Crosby was released on bail. Sunday, May 12 1:32 a.m. Police were asked to check Cottage Street, where three to four alleged intoxicated men were yelling and being disorderly. 4:12 a.m. Tina M. Vazquez, 23, of Otisfield was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs by Bridgton Police Officer Brad Gaumont following a stop on Main Street. Vazquez was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Monday, May 13 1:22 a.m. Police responded to a noise complaint at a Church Street apartment. 5:39 p.m. A caller asked to speak with an officer regarding the possible theft of hay

from a local barn. 6:48 p.m. A State Police trooper requested backup for an intoxicated male felon with multiple weapons in his possession in Denmark. The backup request was canceled. 8:58 p.m. When a Mount Henry Road resident returned home, she found a window had been smashed. Recap: This past week, the Bridgton Police Department responded to 143 calls for service. They included 24 motor vehicle stops, 9 noise/ disturbance complaints, 1 motor vehicle crash, 5 animal control complaints, 1 burglary investigation and 4 court orders being served. There were five arrests that resulted in the following charges: 2 operating under the influence, 1 drug charge and 2 outstanding arrest warrants.

Bishop Richard J. Malone, Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Portland, has announced upcoming changes at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton. Fr. Innocent Okozi, SMA

(Society of African Missions), currently Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville, has been appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Bridgton and Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish in Norway.

Fr. Okozi will start at St. Joseph Parish on July 1, and Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish on Aug. 1. Fr. Samuel Madza, SMA (Society of African Missions), has been appointed Parochial

Vicar of St. Michael Parish in Augusta effective immediately and until Aug. 1, at which time he will serve as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Bridgton and Blessed Teresa Calcutta Parish in Norway.

CASCO — A week before SAD 61 Board of Directors elections, a new face and name came forward as a potential write-in candidate. M. Stanley Buchanan worked with K-12 students as a music teacher in Newport, Maine for 47 years. With his work history — five decades as an educator in the Maine public school system — Buchanan believes the school board would be the best area to focus his volunteer efforts. “I have time on my hands now; and it’s time to give back. With my background in education, it seemed like the good thing to do,” Buchanan

said on Wednesday. “After teaching, I saw the light from both sides. People don’t realize everything a teacher does,” he said. “I have some thoughts I’d like to incorporate,” he said. Buchanan said encouraging parental involvement, especially at the middle schools is instrumental to student’s success. “If parents are involved, the kids do much better, much better. It is one of the key components well worth doing,” he said. On Tuesday, he told the Casco Board of Selectmen that his primary reason for running as a write-in candi-

date is “to be more involved in the community.” As a newcomer to Casco, Buchanan has already joined the American Legion Post No. 155, and served on the Casco Planning Board. Plus, he has found an outlet for his musical talents playing in the Bridgton Community Band. Buchanan was selected as a finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year in 1993, and he received the National Educator Award in 1994. After touring the Lake Region High School, he commented that the same engineer who designed that local school must have had a hand in the blueprints for the school in Newport. In order for a write-in can-

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firefighters lifting it into a gray van. “It was as close as being real as you could get,” Trooper Green said. “It gave me the creeps, and I have been to a lot of accidents.” Sobering facts According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In 2010, seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. • In 2010, about 2,700 teens in the United States, aged 16 to 19, were killed and almost 282,000 were treated and released from emergency departments for injuries suffered in motorvehicle crashes. • In 2010, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was almost two times that of their female counterparts. • The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. The motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers ages 16 to 19 was almost two times that of their female counterparts. The presence of teen passengers increases the crash risk of unsupervised teen drivers. This risk increases with the number of teen passengers. • Among male drivers between 15 and 20 years of age who were involved in


(Continued from Page A) an athletic field, but at the last moment, the helicopter (which was in sight) was diverted to Poland to respond to an actual emergency. “We’ve been working on putting this together for some time,” Lake Region Principal Ted Finn said. “We hope our kids get the message.” Once the accident scene was “cleared,” students returned to the gymnasium for some final words. “We put this presentation on for you because we know this is the time in your lives that you will be going out and having a great time. It is easy to forget how some things could have a major impact on your life — like a car accident. I have been to many accidents during my career, and what you saw here today was very realistic,” Trooper Green said. “We’re asking you that you take some time and think before you act when you are out with friends; or if your phone starts to vibrate and it’s from someone you have been waiting to talk to or text to; or if you have made the decision to consume alcohol or drugs — that you don’t get behind the wheel of a car and drive.” While at the mock accident scene, Trooper Green could hear students behind him comment as to how “real” the fatality appeared — right down to local funeral home director Eric Hall of Casco placing the deceased teen (played by Brandon Silvia) in a red-colored body bag and with assistance of


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Opinion divided on campground sale (Continued from Page A) were the only members of the public to speak. Denofrio questioned how the town came up with a $2 million minimum asking price. He strongly urged the town to have the property professionally appraised. “Nobody knows what that number is. Until you have it appraised it’s just pie in the sky,” Denofrio said. More to the point, he asked, “Why would the town want to sell” the campground? Noting he used to be in the real estate business, he said, “A good rule of real estate is not to sell unless you’re going to get something better.”

Woodward told Denofrio that the impetus behind the referendum came from the CDC, which asked the board some months back for permission to conduct a study on ways to make the campground more profitable, beyond its current annual revenue of around $66,000. That study concluded that the best way to “maximize the financial returns” on the campground, while “preserving and enhancing” the recreational value of its townowned beach, would be to sell off the non-beach portion of the property. Secondary recommendations were

given on ways to improve the campground’s profitability, such as increasing site fees and dredging the lagoon, only if it was decided not to sell the campground. CDC member Chuck Renneker said the committee wanted to do more to research the value of a possible sale and look into development possibilities, but “The board, in its wisdom, said let’s see if the voters want to sell it first.” Denofrio said it sounded to him as if “neither side has done the proper steps” to bring the question before voters at this time. Former Selectman Cash

said it was unfair to “malign (the CDC) and say they didn’t do their homework.” He cited as good advice a letter in last week’s Bridgton News by

Lakeside Pines Campground owner Gerald Doucette, who suggested requiring campers to remove additions and enclosures to improve the

(Continued from Page A) eral government not paying the interest on low-interest loans — as was promised,” Morton said. The actual school budget is increasing after trying to stay at zero increase for several years, he said. “The other issue is the changes in the municipal values. The state adjusts the town’s valuations. All three other towns saw a reduction in valuation, and Casco’s went down the least,” he said. Casco has a larger percentage of the fundraising pie than it has in the past, Morton said. It went from 21.975 percent to 22.841 percent, he said. “It doesn’t sound like a big increase until you look at the total budget,” he said. The total budget for the four-town school district is $29,928,764. Currently the town pays a monthly bill to the school district of $500,000. During the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, that figure will be closer to $513,000 a month, Morton said. “The important thing for people to understand is the big part of the increase is because of (State of Maine) administrative changes. Policies at the state level are impacting the local level,” he said. Following the lead of the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, the Town of Casco recently drafted an official letter requesting that the State of Maine reimburse the money that has been shifted to the local taxpayers. The Casco Board of Selectmen also invited SAD 61 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Beecher and Financial Director Sherrie Small to a workshop on April 30. According to Chairman Mary-Veinessa Fernandes, it is vital that Casco taxpayers understand the factors that are driving up the school budget, particularly for this Lake Region town. The board submitted questions before the

meeting to expedite the information-gathering process. Small explained that the school budget portion of the mill rate is based on state-certified land valuations that were done in 2012. She stressed those valuations are a different set of number than the town’s revaluation — which is scheduled to be completed later this summer. “If you notice, we are using the 2012 state-certified valuation,” she said. “Unfortunately, that means Casco is going to pick up what those other towns are losing in funding,” Small said. The state does cap the mill rate, so that no one town pays an unfair distribution for its school district’s budget. “The mill rate is 8.11 mills. The town cannot pay more than 8.11 mills,” she said. “You don’t raise enough with 8.11 mills to support your allocation based on student enrollment, so the state supplements that difference,” she said. So, the school district will receive $116,000 from the state for the Town of Casco, she said. Also, to relieve the financial burden the state provides 25 percent of the special education costs. Lawmakers added an economically-disadvantaged component that distributes some funding to the district. “Thankfully we get that,” Small said. Later during the workshop discussion, residents pointed out that more than half of the children attending SAD 61 schools qualify for free and reduced school lunches — an indicator that many year round residents are in a lower income bracket. Land values were not a good indicator of the economy, audience members said. “We are in the unenviable position of paying more than any other school district,” Morton said, referring to the shift in state funding when the Essential Programs and Services (EPS) formula was

put in place. “It has been our downfall, the EPS formula and the acceleration of land values for properties with waterfront. All four communities of the Lake Region have a lot of waterfront,” he said. “I think the school board overall did a really good job. There are some state policy issues that are wreaking havoc with our local school budget,” he said. School Board member Phil Shane said he has not heard any complaints from people about the district budget.

“It’s a lot quieter than past years,” he said, adding much of the frustration has been toward the state education budget. “It’s what the state has done to us for the last six years. It keeps taking money away from SAD 61,” said Shane, who has been on the school board for 20 years. The salaries and health care cost for teachers in the district was bound to increase, he said. It was unfortunate that the state was shuffling off to communities the retirement fund cost, he said. He had “a good feel-

ing about” voters passing the outcome. the school budget at the bal“Next week will tell the lot boxes on Tuesday. But, he story — that’s for sure,” Shane added he could be surprised by said.

Learn more about the proposal on Saturday Bridgton voters are being asked to decide, by non-binding referendum vote, if the Board of Selectmen should solicit proposals for the sale of a portion of Salmon Point Campground. The Community Development Committee has made a recommendation to selectmen that they solicit proposals for the sale and development of a portion of the campground. The public beach would be retained for use by Bridgton residents and

will be protected by a perpetual conservation easement that would forever insure that the beach remains undeveloped. Join the Community Development Committee at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 18 at Salmon Point Campground for an informational gathering to learn more about the substantial benefits of selling a portion of the property while protecting public beach. To learn more, go to campground’s appearance, and to also increase the rate for seasonal sites to around $3,000 and boat dock fees to $600.

Casco’s take on proposed SAD 61 budget

Budget vote Tuesday The SAD 61 school budget validation vote will take place at polling locations on Tuesday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in all four towns. Casco: Casco Community Center Bridgton: Bridgton Town Hall on North High Street Naples:Gymnasium, Naples Town Office Sebago: Sebago Town Hall. Voters will also be asked whether they wish to continue with the current format — a district budget meeting and a budget validation vote, which occur on two different dates. A “yes” vote retains the current system for the next three years. A “no” vote would eliminate the validation referendum vote, and taxpayers would act and vote on the budget on one night.

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Free workshops, seedling sale, auction NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden is proud to announce three upcoming events: free workshops, an organic seedling sale, and a unique online Silent Auction. All workshops will be held at the Garden on Whitman Street in Norway (across from the Norway Grange). Workshops will be held rain or shine. The schedule is as follows: Composting 101 this Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, with Brian Lenburg. Growing Culinary Herbs June 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Kristen Perry. Scything June 16, 9 a.m. to noon with Jesse Cottingham. Building a Rocket Stove July 14, 3 to 5 p.m. with Jesse Cottingham. Building a Food Forest July 20, 10 a.m. to noon with Scott Vlaun. Garden to Gourmet Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to noon with Anna Sysko and Kim Hamlin. Pickling & Preservation Aug. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. with Jeanette Baldridge. Seed Saving & Harvest Party Sept. 28, 3 to 5 p.m. with Scott Vlaun. In addition, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., gardeners will be on hand to sell vegetable seedlings lovingly and organically grown by volunteers. Seedlings will include tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, celery, peppers, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and various herbs. They will be reasonably priced and all proceeds will benefit the Garden. Many supporters have donated unique and valuable items to an ongoing fundraiser to support the Garden and its work. For example, there are gift certificates from local businesses, massages and bodywork, jewelry, books, art, crafts, vacation rentals, and a sunset boat ride. The online auction at is user-friendly and will run through June 29. That Saturday night, the Garden will hold its first Light the Garden event, including food, drink, music, candlelight and lanterns, and the grand finale of the auction. Entertainment by local musician Jordan Kaulback will highlight the elegant evening. Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale of $10 to $25.

INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW — Alex Miller works at the Alan Day Community Garden in Norway. The Garden is offering a series of free workshops again this summer, along with a seedling sale on June 1 and an online Silent Auction to support this season’s work. For more information, to rent space, or to check on Space in the garden is still available. To rent a whole row for the season is $40, half a row is $20, and a raised bed is workshops, contact Garden Coordinator Rocky Crockett at $10. Anyone is welcome. If you have never gardened before, or 743-2423 and/or this is a perfect way to learn. visit the website at

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Maximize your harvest By Melinda Myers Increase your garden’s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited. Just follow these six simple planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for a more bountiful harvest. Maximize your planting space with wide rows. Leave just enough room for plants to reach their maximum size. Make wide rows, four to five feet wide, so you can reach all plants for maintenance and harvest.  Minimizing walkways means more planting space. Try interplanting. Grow short-season crops like lettuce and radishes between long-season crops like cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. The short-season crops will be ready to harvest when the long-season crops are reaching mature size. You’ll double your harvest and grow more vegetables, not weeds between your longer-season plants. Grow more plants per row with succession planting. Start the season with coolseason vegetables like lettuce and spinach. Once these are harvested and temperatures warm, replace with beans and onions. Harvest these and plant a fall crop of radishes or lettuce.  

When you use these intensive planting techniques, be sure to incorporate a lownitrogen slow-release fertilizer at the start of the season. Then add a mid-season nutrient boost if needed. The slow-release nitrogen won’t burn even during the hot dry weather of summer. Plus, it won’t interfere with flowering or fruiting. Go vertical. Train vine crops up decorative or functional trellises and supports. You’ll not only save space, but you will also reduce disease problems and increase the harvest. Growing cucumbers and melons increase light penetration and airflow, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Pole beans are much easier to harvest and produce an additional picking. Secure large-fruited vegetables like melons to the trellis with a cloth sling. Be sure to plant vegetables in containers if in-ground space is limited. A five-gallon bucket or comparable size container is perfect for a tomato. Peppers and eggplants will thrive in a bit smaller pot. Grow vine crops in containers and allow them to crawl over the deck or patio instead of valuable gardening space. Mix flowers and herbs in

with your vegetables. You’ll increase the beauty while adding additional fragrance to the pot. Harvest often and at the proper time. Zucchini and other summer squash should be picked when six to eight inches long or in the case of patty pan squash when it reaches three inches in diameter. The flavor is better than those baseball-bat-size zucchini and you’ll have plenty to eat and share. Harvest your head of cabbage when firm and full-size. Leave the bottom leaves and roots intact. Soon you will have four or five smaller heads to harvest and enjoy. With a bit of planning and creativity you can find ways to increase the enjoyment and harvest in any size garden. Gardening expert, TV/ radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV and radio segments and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms MAXIMIZE YOUR HARVEST — Below, Melinda Myers, who has a master’s degree magazine. Myers website is, in horticulture has written more than 20 gardening books, offers six tips to help maximize your garden this year. (Photo courtesy Melinda Myers)

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GRAY — It must be spring, because it’s time for the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park annual and extremely popular plant sale on Saturday, May 25 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.   The Friends volunteer group helps out the wildlife park in so many ways; this year’s fundraising is specifically for a new and more spacious Canada lynx exhibit. Learn more about the Friends’ ongoing projects and enjoy great bargains on spring plants, including annual and perennial flowers, vegetables and floral baskets grown in their own greenhouses! There are hundreds of geraniums this year — so make a point to stop at the park first when you get ready to plant your Memorial Day baskets! The Friends’ pricing is substantially lower than area retail stores; and their greenhouse-grown plants are healthy, lush and strong! Any plants that are left over will continue to be sold in front of the Snack Shack well into June or until they are gone. The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays.

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares simple steps for invigorating lawns The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens. “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” says gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers recommends following these steps to improve lawns this season. Start this spring to renovate or improve your weather-worn lawn. Remember that water is critical to get newlyseeded and sodded lawns to survive. So be prepared to

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buffalo grass, and Habiturf® native lawn mix. Make sure the grass is suited to the climate and plant according to the label. Then sow the seeds, lightly rake and mulch or lay sod. Water often enough to keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout or the sod roots into the soil below. Then water thoroughly when the top few inches of soil are crumbly, but slightly moist to encourage deep roots. Fertilize new, existing and stressed lawns with a low-

nitrogen slow-release fertilizer. It won’t harm stressed lawns, young seedlings or newly-laid sod. It will encourage slow, steady growth. Southern lawns can be fertilized in April and again in early June. In the north, fertilize around Memorial Day. And if 2013 turns into another hot, dry summer, it won’t burn the lawn. Mow high to encourage deeply-rooted grass that is more drought-tolerant and LAWN, Page B

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Wildflower walk this Friday Join botany enthusiast Ursula Duve as she shares her love and knowledge of Maine wildflowers at Holt Pond. With the early warm weather and sudden influx of moisture many wildflowers are making an early appearance this spring. Already goldthread and trout lily are blooming and by midMay we will see many of the early wildflowers which grace the Holt Pond Preserve. Ursula’s passion for wildflowers is obvious as she shares her knowledge about each plant. And unlike the winged harbingers of spring wildflowers hold still quite nicely for pictures. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hours and cover easy to moderate terrain. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and a hat and bring water, a snack, and bug repellent. We will meet at the Holt Pond Preserve at 9 a.m. on Friday May 17th. This event is free for LEA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, directions to Holt Pond or to sign up please call 647-8580 or email Thank you to Hu and Ray Caplan for funding this event.

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Church, 919 Roosevelt Trl., Windham. Sat.-Mon., May 25-27 — Annual Plant Sale by Friends of Maine Wildlife Park, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Gray. Sat., May 25 — Guided Nature Hikes, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Sat., May 25 — Make a 2’x3’ canvas floorcloth, all-day workshop, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. Sat., May 25 — Bellamy Jazz Band in concert, 7 p.m., North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trl. FMI: 8927149.

Ongoing Weekly DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., American Legion, Depot St., Bridgton. O/D

MONDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Storytime for Preschoolers with Miss Liz, ages under five, 10-11 a.m., Lovell Library. Baby/Toddler Playtime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Bridgton Library. The Food Basket and Kyrie’s Kitchen, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Naples Town Hall gym. FMI: 615-3226. Knotty Knitters, noon to 2 p.m., Soldiers Library, Hiram. FMI: 625-4650. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Mousepaint Storytime, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lovell Library. Coed Adult Pickup Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. Follows school calendar; ends May 20. Casco Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m. third Monday of month, Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 344-5370. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., • Homemade Soups & Chowders • Sandwiches, Salads & More • Fresh Baked Bread, Pies, Cakes, Cookies • Fudge, Hand-Dipped Chocolates & More

NAPLES — Mystery for Hire and the Songo River Queen II are hosting a mystery cruise on Friday, May 24 as a fundraiser for the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. The show is a Mystery for Hire original production called Politics Can Be Murder. “The political season never really takes a break and we make the most of it in this original murder mystery production,” said Dan Marois, who with his wife, Denise, own and operate Mystery for Hire. “We are especially pleased to host this event as a fundraiser for the local Chamber.” “All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce,” said Kent Uicker, owner of the Songo River Queen II. “It is a great way to help the Chamber and

kick off the summer season in style.” “The murder mystery takes place at a political debate for a hotly-contested Senate seat,” said Marois. “We poke light-hearted fun at the whole political process. Audiences love this particular show because it is so much fun.” Tickets for the show are $35 per person in advance for the two-hour mystery cruise. A food court and cash bar are available on the Songo River Queen II. Marois noted that Mystery for Hire has performed more than 500 mystery show productions since it started in 1995. He figures that the troupe has performed for at least 40,000 audience members throughout Maine and New England. For those who haven’t attended a murder mystery, the concept is simple. Audience members are

encouraged to take notes as they watch the mystery unfold. When a crime takes place, they become amateur detectives who try to figure out “whodunit?” At the end of the evening, the person who most correctly guessed who did the crime is the “super sleuth” of the evening. The cast for the show includes mystery show veterans Dan Marois from Poland Spring, Julie Poulin of Monmouth, Brian Files of Gardiner, Kathleen Nation of Monmouth and Bob LeBlanc, originally from the Greater Bridgton area. “There are also a few surprises,” said Marois, noting that there is plenty of audience participation and you never know when the plot will take a twist and turn. “A few unexpected events will spice up the action quite nicely,” adds Marois. Tickets for “Politics Can

Be Murder” can be purchased online at or by calling the Chamber Office at 6473472. Mystery for Hire will host a series of mystery cruises on the Songo River Queen II in June, July and August. For information, go to www.

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Bridgton Town Hall. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 225 High St., Bridgton. WEDNESDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Free Well Woman Clinic, by appt., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Birthwise Community Clinic, The Birth House. FMI: 6475968, ext. 108. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Raymond Library. “Mini Me” Storytime, for ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m., Bridgton Library. Sweden House Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sweden Church basement, 137 Bridgton Rd. FMI: 647-4429, 647-5399. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Knitting Group, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell.

Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., LEA, 230 Main St., Bridgton. Cope Group session, 68 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 508633-0159. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Standish Town Hall, Rte. 35. Square Dance Lessons by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club, Caller Ray Hilton, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. FMI: 782-4050. Wood Carving Group, 79 p.m., Ice Rink building, behind Bridgton Town Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Drop In Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail (Rte. 302), Casco. Adult Children of Alcoholics (& other dysfunctions), 7:30 p.m., Ste. B, Eastern Slope Inn, 2760 White Mtn. Highway, No. Conway, N.H. THURSDAYS Bridgton Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Bridgton Alliance Church, Rte. 117. Adult Children of Alcoholics, 10 a.m., Waterford Library. Senior Wii Bowling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Storytime with Music, 10:30 a.m., Naples Library. Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 to 5 p.m. third Thursdays, 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935-2333. Tai Chi Maine Set Practice, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Raymond Food Pantry, 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursdays, Lake Region Baptist Church, 1273 Main St. FMI: 232-5830. Community Kettle, free supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., Naples Library. Al-Anon, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Open Meeting, newcomers welcome, Naples Methodist Church, Village Green. Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Bridgton Community

Center. Narcotics Anonymous Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd. (Rte. 93) off Rte. 302, Bridgton. AA Ladies Step-Meeting, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. FRIDAYS Senior Fitness Jumpin’ Janes, 9-10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402, 647-8026. Parents and Children Activity Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Casco Community Center. Brownfield Playgroup, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brownfield Community Center. Tai Chi Maine Beginners’ Practice Class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Reading with Holly Dog, 3 p.m., Bridgton Library. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. Womanspace, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. FMI: 523-0700. Bingo, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m., VFW Hall #6783, Lovell. Runs until Oct. 26. Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Gibson Center, Grove St. & White Mtn. Hwy, No. Conway, N.H. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., parking lot beside Bridgton Community Center. Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall, all welcome, equipment provided free, 7 tables. FMI: 6472847. Adult Indoor Soccer, 5-7 p.m., Bridgton Town Hall. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 224 Roosevelt Trail, (Rte. 302) So. Casco. SUNDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church, corner Route 117 and Dawes Hill Rd.


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PTA honors New Suncook teachers, staff

Last week the New Suncook School PTA honored the teachers and staff with an Appreciation Week. There are no harder working people then those who tend to the teaching of the children of this country. They not only give of their knowledge but of their time to make better adults of our children. Being comprised of parents, the PTA realizes the importance of those who teach their children. On May 6, with the help of the K-2 grades, breakfast was served to the teachers and staff. That gift was followed up on Friday by a lunch served to the teachers with the help of grade 3-5 parents. The students themselves took part, by writing their appreciation with a note, or poem or a picture. Teachers work hard and long and are dedicated

to the students, and what better way to thank them but to show appreciation for their work. The Mother’s Day Brunch sponsored by the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library at the Old Saco Inn was wonderful. Just the setting, with the sun shining on the spring growth on the trees and flowers, was an inspiration for the day. Inside the Inn, the tables were set in an old-fashioned style, with tablecloths and cloth napkins. The food was delicious, with a very sinful dessert. Yes, it was Mother’s Day, so the girls all forgot that diet; left it home. Sandi and Pete MacLachlan were gracious hosts, which makes you want to return to try other items on their Pub Grub menu. For those who would like to visit the Inn again, the


by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 Pub is open to the public on Friday and Saturday evening. Of course being an Inn, you can book a room there and they will thank you for such a beautiful setting. Don’t forget Souper Sunday at the Lovell United Church of Christ right after Sunday service on May 19. The church Youth Group will donate all proceeds to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The library will be holding a Plant Sale on Saturday,

May 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants are being donated by friends, trustees and members of the Garden Group who meet at the library. They will be donating some of the extras in their garden, including annuals, vegetables and perennials. This fundraiser helps the library maintain many of its popular programs. The Memorial Day celebration will be held on Monday, May 27, starting in Lovell Village at 11 a.m.

at the Memorial Monument. The Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Post #6783 will conduct the service. Afterward, the VFW members will travel to Fryeburg to assemble at the Legion Hall at 12:15 p.m., for a 1 p.m. start to the parade. This year, both the Molly Ockett and Fryeburg Academy bands will take part. The parade will proceed down Main Street to Bradley Park, where there will be another Memorial Service. The invocation will be given at the Gazebo by Louise Mailett, Lay Reader of the North Fryeburg Community Chapel. Guest speaker will be State Senator Jim Hamper. Members of all the surrounding communities are invited to attend. Any person or organization that would like to take part in the parade can contact George Wesson

at 935-2567. In Lake Kezar Country Club news, the starting date for the Morning Ladies League is Thursday, June 6, with a starting tee time of 9 a.m. The ladies are encouraged to arrive at the clubhouse by 8:30 a.m. to sign in to be prepared to start on time. The Wednesday evening Scotch Doubles will begin on June 5 at 5:30 p.m. There will be signup sheets for both groups. Volunteers are still needed to help on planting around the putting green and the clubhouse. None of this can be accomplished without the help of — yep you got it — volunteers. To finish the design, Suzanne could use five teams of two or three people. If anyone would like to help, they can show up at the clubhouse at 9 a.m.

Naples summer concerts Get out your scissors and cut out the list of summer concerts on the Village Green. These will be held on Sundays from June through August from 6 to 7 p.m. • June 30 — German band, lots of polkas and foottapping music. • July 7 — Tux Burke, mostly country music by a music association award winner. • July 14 — Sixty-plus Band, swing band, 1940s and later music. • July 21 — Vicki Lee, upbeat country and gospel music. • July 28 — Jose Duddy, oldies but goodies by a national award winner who performs at the Fryeburg Fair. • Aug. 4 — Terry Swett & Friends, excellent musician, performs variety of music. • Aug. 11 — Lighthouse Jubilee Singers, 1950s60s and gospel. • Aug. 18 — Stevie Cee and The Mrs., variety of country and rock ’n’ roll. • Aug. 25 — Lola Lee & The Country Bandits If you have any questions, call Dea Dea Robbins at 6933408. These concerts are free of charge for everyone. Come enjoy some great music and bring your friends, relatives, pack a picnic supper and relax.  Congratulations to my niece Charity on the birth of her son Camden, a wonderful

Naples by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 207-210-7337 Mother’s Day and birthday present. Belated birthday wishes go out to Charity’s sister, Nichole. A friend sent this poem to me and I want to share it with you all. To our mothers and our other mothers that have passed on: Ode To Mom You’re still here, even though you’re gone You want your love to carry on. You’ll be my sunshine everyday. You’ll still be here to show me the way You’ll be the light I see each night You’ll be there to guide me, Through the rest of my life. So when I see a star I’ll Let it remind me you’re not far. And each time I shed a tear Please remember you’ll still be here. God Bless Them All.   This is poppy month. Our veterans have made these poppies, and the American Legion Auxiliary have them

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Deertrees opens May 21 with the Backyard Devils HARRISON — The new season opens early at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison next Tuesday, May 21, with a foot-stomping evening of music at 7:30 p.m. provided by The BackYard Devils. With their old-fashioned mix of country, rockabilly and bluegrass, this group is the perfect band to stir the theatre from its winter slumber. When lead singer Erik Arsenault made a decision to move back to his hometown after a four-year stay in the mountains of Alberta, Canada, big brother Remi flew west, and on the long drive home, the brothers laid down the foundation for the band. They wanted The BackYard Devils to cater to young and old, from punk rockers to country and

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Bean recipes wanted Village Folk Festival 2014

The Village Folk Festival 2014, which organizers are hoping will become one of Maine’s premier celebrations of locally-grown food, local crafts, and music, will be officially introduced to the public this summer on Friday, Aug. 16, at a large street party on Depot Street — one year prior to the festival’s inauguration in the summer of 2014. The Aug. 16 event will feature a cookout designed to highlight western Maine’s historical importance as a grower

of dried beans. In preparation for the event, organizers are requesting interesting recipes for entrees, soups or salads containing beans, in order to hold a bean recipe competition. “We are hoping the Bridgton Board of Selectmen will judge the many entries we hope to receive and choose four winning recipes that will be served on Aug. 16,” said Lucia Terry, a coordinator of the event. “Please send us your recipes!” The evening party will include “You Don’t Know Beans,” a “garden-to-table” cookout featuring local meats and vegetables, a bean rec-

ipe contest, and homespun children’s activities. The newly-expanded Bridgton Community Garden will provide food and tours, and local musicians will provide entertainment all evening on a stage on Depot Street. This year’s kickoff party for Village Folk Festival 2014 is the result of a grassroots group of Lake Region area residents, aiming to provide a fun experience for locals and visitors, bring attention to the beauty of the area, and also increase the vitality of the local economy. The group has benefited from the unified help of the Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation, B.R.A.G., the town government and the Bridgton Community Center, as well as many local businesses.

“The group’s mission is to celebrate the area’s unique charm through its history and people, and their many talents and skills,” said Terry. “The soon-to-come Village Folk Festival 2014 will be unique in that the focus will be on local artisans, farmers, and craftspeople, and they will provide hands-on demonstrations for everyone, young and old,” she said, adding, “hopefully this year’s kickoff party will give everyone a taste of what’s to come.” If you would like to learn more about the kickoff party for the Village Folk Festival, how you can help or donate, or if you have a bean recipe you wish to contribute please contact Nicholas Chalmers at 256-9117, or lifecurrent@ Please “like” Village Folk Festival KickOff at FolkFestivalKickoff!

World’s Fair yard sale WATERFORD — Mark your calendar for this summer’s Yard Sale at the Waterford World’s Fair, where Waterford residents can sell their items for free from an outside table. The yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 15, starting at 8 a.m., with space rentals inside the Dance Hall offered at $10 per table and the food booth open for lunch. The fairgrounds are located at 36 Green Road (across from Melby’s Market) North Waterford. If you have articles that you would like to get out of the attic, cellar or garage, the fair can take them off your hands — only no appliances or computer equipment, please. Also planned for that day is a livestock sell-swap-or buy, and an auction if there is enough interest. If you are interested in the livestock event, call Faylene at 743-9623 or 890-1097. Fairground Superintendent Ron Hill has announced two more cleanup workdays, to be held on Sunday, May 19 and Sunday, June 2, starting at 10 a.m. There is the usual painting and light carpentry repairs that need to be taken care of, as well as mowing and trimming of the grounds and sweeping out all the buildings. Lunch will be provided for those who come to help out; many hands make light work, as they say. There are still several weekends available for renting the fairgrounds for events; if interested, call Bob Dixon at 743-9246.

Summer events at Casco Library

EQUINE JOURNEY FUNDRAISER — Amy Whinnet, Vicki Toole and Lindsaye Baker were the volunteer instructors for the May 11 Zumbathon fundraiser benefiting Equine Journeys Therapeutic programs at Ring Farm. The event was held at the middle school gym. Participants enjoyed dancing, music, refreshments and door prizes. The event was a senior community service project for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School senior Kristen Woolley.

CASCO — There will be something for everyone this summer at the Casco Library. The season begins with a Trash and Treasure Sale on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the old TD Bank location on the village green next door to the library. Lots of treasures have poured in and there are still tables available to rent for $25. Hand-painted Adirondack chairs going for either highest bid or raffle will be on display. Three authors, two Maine residents and one summer resident, will be presenting their newly-released books in June and July. Dr. James Leamon, a retired Bates history professor, will discuss his newest book, The Reverend Jacob Bailey: Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country and for Self, on Sunday, June 23, at 4 p.m. This is the story of a missionary preacher for the Church of England in the frontier town of Pownalborough (now Dresden), Maine, who refused to renounce allegiance to King George III during the American War of Independence. On Sunday, July 14, at

4 p.m. Susan Poulin, the performer and creative force behind the popular Maine character, Ida LeClair, will read from her first Ida LeClair book, Finding Your Inner Moose, a self-help guide intended to help readers get in touch with their “inner moose.” Bill Onorato (aka Thomas Torrens,) author of Viking Sands, a must read thriller about critical events happening today, will talk about how his career launched the writing of his book, set amidst the world’s growing oil crisis and its ensuing, inevitable slide into economic and political chaos. He will be at the library on Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. Books for all three authors will be available for purchase and autographing. Casco Library will team up with the Naples Public Library for the Maine Humanities Program, Invisible New England — The Real New England?, a scholar-facilitated discussion of four books, which are provided free of charge. This program will be held on the following dates at 1:30 p.m.: June 26 and July

10 (Naples) and July 24 and Aug. 7 (Casco). For details on the topic and books, check online at mainehumanities. org and click on the “Let’s Talk About It” series. On Tuesday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. the Library launches the kids’ summer reading program. There will be surprises and incentives to get kids reading over the summer. Embrace summer on Saturday, July 6, with a Summer Celebration held on the Casco village green from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be live music, food and homemade lemonade. The following Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. (rain date of Monday, July 15) Casco and Raymond libraries join together to host a Family Star Party. Members of the Southern Maine Astronomers will present an introduction to the stars at the Casco Library and afterward participants will drive to Hacker’s Hill where there will be at least three telescopes available for viewing the stars. This program is funded by an educational grant from Loon Echo Land Trust.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m., the library will hold From Fred Rogers to 60 Minutes – My Life in Broadcasting — a conversation with Joel Dulberg. Joel has retired to Maine and for the first time will discuss his illustrious and eventful career. Once again, Casco Public Library will challenge patrons to create fairy houses. If you need any ideas, just visit the library. All creations are due by Aug. 1. Great family activity and, yes, fairies do recycle, so incorporate any items around your house. Fairy houses will be on display from Aug. 4 to Aug. 18 during library hours. Nearly 40 businesses have participated in the second annual coupon book. Each book costs $10, but is collectively worth hundreds of dollars. The Casco Library’s website,, will have updates on all events throughout the summer as well as recent acquisitions. If you’d like to receive a monthly newsletter or have any other questions, give a call at 627-4541.

SWEDEN — The Sweden Community Church (which closed after Christmas) will resume regular worship for the summer starting on May 19, with service time at 11:30 a.m. The change from vesper to late morning is to accommodate the ministers, who also have responsibilities to the Waterford church. A decision will be made toward the end of August whether or not to suspend

services after Labor Day. As always, the church welcomes anyone to come and worship at this church in the hills. The church also caters weekly throughout the calendar year to those in need, by hosting the Sweden Food Pantry. Summer services will be led by two ministers. Rev. Anita White will conduct worship on 10 Sundays, and the six others will be led by Rev. Petra Smyth. Pastor

White is familiar to the Sweden-Waterford community from her longtime leadership of both the churches in Waterford and in Sweden, and her successor, Rev. Smyth, has been enthusiastically called to take over the leadership in Waterford. The Sweden Church also wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the 25 years of cheerful participation by its organist, Joan Fillebrown.

AARP safe driving class offered Fryeburg Church resumes worship FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society Research Library on Route 113 in North Fryeburg is now open. Business hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Other times by appointment. For more information, call 697-2044.

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The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a cleanup of the stretch of the Little Androscoggin River that runs through the towns of South Paris, Norway and Oxford on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A second cleanup day will be held on Monday, May 20. Both cleanup days are open to the public and volunteers from the community are more than welcome to attend either day. Participants for Saturday’s cleanup are asked to gather/drop off gear behind the First Congregational Church in South Paris, which is located on East Main Street, just south of Market Square. Parking is across the street from church and at the Billings Dam park parking lot. Trash bags will be provided, but bring a lunch and waders if you have them. For more information, call either Lee Margolin at 743-9808 or Ron Fournier at 665-2068.

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or something for breakfast, buy a healthy plant that’s ready May 21 at 7 p.m., and all Waterford residents are invited to go into your garden, and take advantage of some real to attend. Reports on the activities of the past year will be bargains in the White Elephant Sale. presented, and trustees will be elected for the coming year. The program will include a short presentation by board vice ‘Famous’ Chicken Pie Suppers begin HARRISON — The first chicken pie supper of the sea- president and local historian Nancy Marcotte on a painting son at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church will be by John Calvin Stevens, the building architect, recently this Saturday, May 18. Proceeds from this supper will be donated to the library. Refreshments will be served. The dedicated to providing scholarships for children wishing meeting will be held in the meeting room on the second to go to Camp Mechuwana, a United Methodist Camp in floor of the library. For more information, call 583-2050. LEA Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Maine, this summer. The supper will be held at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in the village of Bolsters Lakes Environmental Association will hold a Volunteer Mills in Harrison. There will two seatings at 5 and at 6 p.m., Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 at noon with a third seating to follow if necessary. Dinner includes at LEA headquarters, 230 Main Street, Bridgton. The lunchicken pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, rolls, bever- cheon will celebrate the hard work and dedication of LEA’s ages, and dessert. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for chil- many volunteers. Current and past LEA volunteers, along dren under 12. Reservations will be taken only on Saturday with residents interested in becoming volunteers, are all morning between 9 a.m. and noon by calling the church invited. An overview of all LEA programs will be given. at 583-9024. Please do not leave a message; reservations For more information, call 647-8580 or e-mail jenny@ must be confirmed. The suppers will be held on the third Saturday of each month through October. Norway Memorial Library

Public breakfast in Harrison

HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW Post, 176 Waterford Road in Harrison, will be holding its popular breakfast on Sunday, May 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the post. The breakfast features scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit cups, sweet breads, orange juice and beverage. The cost is $6 per person for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Warm weather is upon us, and many activities are happening in the Lake Region area. One of them is the annual Plant/Bake Sale on the lawn of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road (Route 93) in Bridgton. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will offer a wide variety of garden vegetable and flower seedlings, homemade baked items needed for the upcomMaple Ridge Cemetery meeting ing picnic weekends and lunches throughout the week. HARRISON — The Maple Ridge Cemetery Association While you travel through the many plants and home-baked will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. goodies, you can also visit with friends and have your car at the Harrison Historical Society farmhouse on Haskell washed at the church’s car wash area. Hill Road. For more information, call Gerry Smith at 583St. Joseph Women’s Guild Plant & Bake Sale 2213. The St. Joseph Church’s Women’s Guild will hold its Waterford Library Association annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 annual meeting a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 225 South High Street, WATERFORD — The Waterford Library Association Bridgton. In addition to plants and baked goods, there will also be a Spring White Elephant Sale. Bring home dessert will hold its annual meeting at the library on Tuesday,

Garden Program May 23

NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library announces a free program on gardening basics Thursday, May 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to come and learn about preparing gardens for planting, the best fertilizers to use, maintaining a garden, and what vegetables grow best in Maine. The guest speaker is Diane York of Bryant Pond. York is a lifelong gardener who has taught adult education classes at Buckfield High School and at Rumford Hospital. For more information, call 743-5309 or visit the library’s website at

Free Community Meal in Raymond

RAYMOND — Shepherd’s pie, soup and casseroles are on the menu for the next Free Community Meal at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond. The meal will be served on Saturday, May 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and also includes salads and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet-style.

Harrison Library gift shop has now opened HARRISON — The Harrison Village Library Gift Shop is now open for business. Located in the library’s meeting room, the shop offers gently-used books, gifts and objects for the home at very reasonable prices. Proceeds help the library to meet its operating costs.

Hardcover and paperback books will be available for both children and adults; the adult section will offer books published within the last five years. All books that are for sale are in very good or new condition. Gift and décor items are one of a kind, and will change seasonally; this

season’s theme is “Birds and Blooms.” The HVL Gift Shop will be open whenever the library is open. Regular hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions, call 583-2970.

Loon Echo Spring stroll CASCO — Celebrate spring in all its splendor this weekend! Grab your camera and join Loon Echo Land Trust for a casual spring stroll and wildflower walk at Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco this Saturday, May 18, at 8:45 a.m. Jon Evans, Loon Echo’s Stewardship and Volunteer coordinator, will lead the 1.2mile hike over easy terrain. “Mayberry Hill is Loon Echo’s first preserve,” stated Jon, “this is a perfect event to get out and acquaint yourself with this gem.” The property’s 160 acres of open fields and forested areas will provide participants with great wildflower viewing opportunities. Hikers should plan accordingly for weather conditions and meet at the Mayberry Hill trailhead at 8:45 a.m. Wear appropriate layered clothing, boots with good tread, and bring water and snacks. The hike is appropriate for most children. Plan on spending 1

1/2 hours on the hike. To get to Mayberry Hill Preserve, take Route 121 into Casco village and turn right onto Mayberry Hill Road. Follow to the top of the hill and turn left. The preserve is a short distance on the right. Park alongside the road. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 5,000 acres of land, and Mayberry Hill Preserve is one of six preserves that are open to the public. Other Loon Echo preserves include Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton; Pleasant Mountain Preserve in Bridgton and Denmark; Hacker’s Hill in Casco; Sylvan Woods in Harrison; and Sebago Headwaters Preserve in Bridgton. Loon Echo currently maintains more than 20 miles of multiuse trails at these preserves.


All Loon Echo hikes are free; however, donations are always welcome and will qualify you for a one-year membership. To learn more A BAREFOOT STROLL ON SEBAGO LAKE SANDBAR is a great way to indulge in about Loon Echo Land Trust a Sunday in May. This young girl spent time with family and communed with Mother and their various land pro- Nature on Mother’s Day. (De Busk Photo) tection projects including the Perley Mills Community Forest Project, which is currently underway, please visit

Area births

Tanya J. (Pappas) and Glenn J. Snow of Otisfield have a daughter, Emily Grace Snow, born on April 18, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Emily joins Riley Snow, age 11. Maternal grandparent: Blanche Demling of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: James and Bonnie Snow of Sebago. BIRTHS, Page 8B

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Harvest help Area Consider planting an extra row of fruit and vegetables this year and donating it to local soup kitchens and food pantries through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Maine Harvest for Hunger program. Most wanted: fruit of all types, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, onions and potatoes. The program is open to all interested gardeners and is coordinated through UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. Why Maine Harvest for Fancy chicken coop from the 2012 Garden Show in Fryeburg. Look for these and other Hunger is so important: impressive items again this year. • 14.7% of Maine house-

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Lawn renewal, renovation and repair Spot treat weeds on lawns that need minimal repair. Wait at least until fall to treat new and overseeded lawns. Spot-treating minimizes the use of chemicals and reduces the stress on already stressed lawns. As always read and follow label directions carefully. Proper maintenance and a bit of cooperation from nature will help transform a lawn from an eyesore to an asset in the landscape. Gardening expert, TV/ radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and Salacious squirrels: (Continued from Page B) The Lawn Guide – Midwest You can curtail their activ- While you might think of Series. Her website is www. ity by removing yard debris them as mostly the enemy of anyone with a bird feedwhere chipmunks hide. er, squirrels can also cause • Annuals • Veggies • Herbs • Perennials • Trees • Shrubs • Mulch • Pottery & More! CHECK US OUT AT damage to gardens. They live in colonies, digging underOpen Mon. – Sat., 9 to 5 ground tunnels and mounds Sunday 9 to 3 in grassy areas and around trees that can lay waste to International gardens and landscapes. Once you’ve identified the culprits assaulting your garden, you’ll need the right tools to take care of them. Most traditional pest-control measures — row covRte. 302, Bridgton • (207) 647-0980 ers, netting, noise deterrents, predator urine or even human CHECK OUT OUR SELECTION OF hair strewn around the yard — simply don’t work. Fences ANNUALS, HANGING BASKETS, can do the job, but they’re COMBINATION PLANTERS & MORE! expensive and you may live in a community that restricts Great selection of We have NEW THIS SEASON… the type and height of fences MARTHA you can erect. Some small animal repelWASHINGTON Our Own Garden International lents, however, do work. & CITRONELLA Art made here Article courtesy of Joan Certified Organic STOP IN TODAY! GERANIUMS! in Bridgton Casanova of Green Earth Media Group. Mark is available to answer gardening questions, late afternoons and weekends. TODAY ! ! !

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(Continued from Page 7B) Jessie J. Mason and Daniel S. Ugosoli of Harrison have a son, Maddox Oreste Mason born on April 12, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maddox joins Scott J. Mason, age 3½. Maternal grandparents: Jennifer Mason and Jon Mason of Harrison. Paternal grandparents: Pete and Beth Ugosoli of Harrison. Great-grandparent: Margo Tuttle of Harrison. Heather A. Chapman and Dana C. Rogers of Naples have a daughter, Amy Rebecca Rogers, born on April 13, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Jeff and Hope Chapman of Casco. Paternal grandparents: Donald and Patricia Rogers of Naples. Greatgrandparents: Carroll and Irene Morton of Casco; and Robert Chapman of Naples. Tonya J. Taft and Glenn J. Snow of Otisfield have a daughter, Emily Grace Snow, born on April 18, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparent: Blanche Demling of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: James and Bonnie Snow of Sebago. Audrey V. (Tikander) and Benjamin H. Shaw of Waterford have a daughter, Lillia Elizabeth Blanche Shaw, born on April 21, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Lillia joins Aislinn, age 2. Maternal grandparents: Steve and Shelley Nicholas of Waterford; Don and Marketa Tikander of South Paris. Paternal grandparents: Jim and Janet Shaw of South Paris. Great-grandparents: Joyce Shaw of South Paris; Betty Tikander of South Paris; and Joyce Beaudoin of Norway. Jessica M. Rivard and Mark E. Tardiff of Porter have a daughter, Eliza Claudette Tardiff, born on April 22, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Eliza joins Liana Federico, age 2, and Jordan Tardiff, 8. Maternal grandparents: Paula and Pete Rivard of Hiram. Paternal grandparents: Nancy and Mark Tardiff of Porter. Great-grandparents: Charlotte Avanzato of Hiram and Claudette Rivard of Cornish. Christie Frances Buotte and Douglas Raymond Downs of Albany Township have a daughter, Skylar Marie Downs, born on April 25, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Jake and Joyce DuPuis of Rumford. Paternal grandparents: Willis Downs of Bridgton and Sarah Morrill of Gorham. Great-grandparent: Frances Holmquist of Peru. Natasha L. Perro and Nicholas P. Smith of Hiram have a daughter, Jaelyn Rose Smith, born on April 26, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Maternal grandparents: Natalie and Kevin Perro of Hiram. Paternal grandparents: Denise Smith of Sandwich, N.H. and James Pannonie of Somerset, Mass. Great-grandparents: Patricia and Neil Perro of Maidstone, Vt.; Rosalie Dansereau of Wakefield, N.H.; and Sally Pomeroy of Tamworth, N.H. Destiny Joan Johnson and Jon Henri Breton of Windham have a daughter, Layle Mai Breton, born on April 26, 2013 at Bridgton Hospital. Layle joins Jacob Wood, age 9. Michelle Hodgkin and Damien Hodgkin of Buckfield have a boy, Joshua Steele Hodgkin, born April 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Joshua joins siblings Damien, Ash, Kayleb and Emma-Lynn Hodgkin. Grandparents are Theresa Sweetsir and Bob Sweetsir, of Dedham, Mass. Great-grandparents are Lorilyn Hodgkin and Ronald Hodgkin of Bridgton.

Regional Sports

May 16, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Knocked off

Shaky FA defense allows Capers to stop win streak FRYEBURG — Colby Woods found herself in a tough spot Monday. Facing a Fryeburg Academy team still a bit angered after a 9-6 loss on Friday, Woods made a quick exit. The Raiders struck with plenty of might as Maddie “the Whammer” Pearson belted her second home run of the season — a two-run blast over the left-center fence — and Sarah Harriman lined a rocket up the middle, which struck Woods in the stomach area, forcing the Poland hurler to the sideline. Sophomore Kylie Martin came on in relief, and held the Raiders to just three hits the rest of the way as Fryeburg downed the Knights 4-1 to improve to 11-1. FA Coach Fred Apt was FACING OFF — Lake Region’s Drew Shane tries to gain possession during varsity boys’ lacrosse action. The Lakers had a late lead against York, but fell to the Wildcats pleased by his team’s bounce4-2 last week. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/ back win after Friday night’s disappointing loss to the Capers, which the Raider defense crumbled in key situ-

Penalties allow Cats to scratch back for 4-2 win Last Monday, one got away from the Lake Region varsity boys’ lacrosse team. Up 2-1 heading into the fourth quarter on goals by Zach Tidd and RJ Legere, the Lakers spent too much time in the penalty box and failed to gain possession of the ball as York rallied for a 4-2 victory. “For almost 50% of the second half, we were in the penalty box and had difficulty getting possession of the ball in order to have any offense,” Laker Coach Don White said. York started the fourth quarter with a man advantage for 25 seconds. Just as the penalty had expired and before Lake Region could get their player back to help, York’s Wes Warner tied the game. Halfway through the fourth quarter, York scored two more goals, each shortly after a penalty had just expired.  “We left disappointed with the loss, but I was impressed with the effort and the improvement over last year when we lost to York 17-2 at home,” Coach White said. The Lakers were blanked 12-0 by Yarmouth last Thursday.  “The Yarmouth players were impressive with their passing, shooting and teamwork. I think our players left the game motivated to improve themselves,” Coach White said. Goalie Tyler Laplante performed really well under the pressure making save after save. 

ations allowing the visitors to score five unearned runs. Carla Tripp led the Raiders against Poland (6-4) with a bunt single to open the game and a double later on. Sarah Harriman tossed a two-hitter, allowing a single up the middle by Martin, and a wall-crashing triple by Brittina Maheux in the seventh. She would score the Knights’ lone run. “It’s all about focus,” Coach Apt told his squad Tuesday. “There are times — like when we played Greely — that we’re focused and in the game. And, there are times that we lose our focus — like against Cape — and we beat ourselves. We have five games to get this right.” In other action: Cape 9, Raiders 6: From dropped, routine balls to outfielders colliding, allowing a runner to score from second base, Fryeburg Academy found

themselves in a weird version of the Twilight Zone Friday. Mistakes opened the door for Cape Elizabeth to score five unearned runs to hand the Raiders’ their first loss. The Capers, meanwhile, put themselves in the driver’s seat to possibly capture the top seed in the West, but will face a few challenges down the stretch, including a game against Greely. Mary Perkins doubled and scored two runs and Emma O’Rourke and Shannon Nicholson each belted RBI doubles to lead Cape Elizabeth. Fryeburg built a 3-0 lead after two innings on a RBI double by Kylie Locke in the first and a base hit by Emily Davidson in the second. Cape tied the game in the third inning on a RBI single by Ashley Tinsman and O’Rourke’s two-run double. FA regained the lead in SOFTBALL, Page C

“Several of the Yarmouth coaches commented after the game about the exceptional job Tyler did,” Coach White added. The Lakers dropped a 9-4 decision to Biddeford on Saturday. The Lakers played well against the Tigers in a game that appeared to be evenly matched throughout. Lake Region was unable to take advantage of some good shooting opportunities in the first half and also had some trouble keeping possession in Biddeford’s end of the field.  Lake Region trailed 2-1 after the first quarter.  Biddeford was able to score 7 goals in the second and third quarters.  Lake Region penalties made it difficult to get back in the game. Three goals occurred while Biddeford had an extra man, and one goal was just after a Lake Region penalty had ended, but Biddeford still maintained possession of the ball. While playing at even strength for most of the fourth quarter, the Lakers finally got the offense going with some good passing and cuts to the goal.  Near the end of the fourth quarter the Lakers scored three quick goals. Next: The Lakers host Fryeburg Academy today, May 16, at 4 p.m. and take on Freeport in Naples on Wednesday, May 22 at 4 p.m. in the final home tilt of the regular season. LR closes the season at Wells on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m.

POINTING THE WAY — Raider teammates Sarah Harriman (left) and Carla Tripp make sure senior Maddie Pearson touches home plate after belting a two-run home run over the left field fence during Fryeburg’s 4-1 victory against Poland. (Rivet Photo)

Raiders continue to haunt Knights in extras

NICE FIRST SHOWING — Lake Region girls’ lacrosse is off to a good start, winning their first encounter with a 7-4 victory over Thornton Academy in junior varsity play. Pictured are (left to right in yellow jerseys) Arianna Aaskov, Maddi Simms and Molly Christensen.

Laker girls win debut lacrosse game, 7-4

Lake Region High School has fielded its first girls’ lacrosse team and is competing at the junior varsity level in their premier season. The Lady Lakers played their opening home game last Friday and recorded an exciting 7-4 win against Thornton Academy, which has a strong Class A lacrosse program. The Lakers took an early 3-0 lead thanks to strong midfield play by Madison Simms, “K” Chase, Molly Christensen and Caitlynn Willett.

“All four girls did a great job on the offensive and defensive side of the field,” Coach Dave Keenan said. Lakers frustrated Thornton Academy the entire game with their tight zone defense and spirited play by goaltender Zoe Barrett. This stingy defense, led by Paige Kenison, Nicole Fox, Emily Secord and Lexi Crawford, allowed less than 10 shots on goal. The attack kept the lead alive in the second half with goals by Arianna Aaskov and Grace Farrington. Codi

and Cheyanne Harden controlled the ball and added several assists. “I’m very proud of all our girls, especially considering that none of them has ever played girls’ lacrosse before,” Coach Keenan said. “Their performance Friday just confirmed my initial impression that this group is loaded with very smart and gifted athletes.” The Lady Lakers will play their next home lacrosse game today, Thursday, May 16 at 4:45 p.m.

FRYEBURG — It appears Fryeburg Academy might have Poland’s number this baseball season. For the second time, the Raiders dodged some serious trouble, forced extra innings and ultimately pulled out a victory against the Knights Monday in Fryeburg. Up 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the visiting Poland baseball team was cruising to a win thanks to a perfect game. Instead, Fryeburg rallied in unlikely fashion for a 4-3 win. Tyler Hill drew a walk for the Raiders (5-5) in the bottom of the seventh to break up Jake Semard’s perfect game. Walker Day singled after Hill’s walk before a double steal put runners on second and third. Bill Rascoe’s sacrifice fly put the Raiders on the board. Ian MacFawn doubled in Day to make it 2-2 and send the game to extra innings. Poland wasn’t finished. In the top of the eighth, C.J. Martin had an RBI single to give Poland a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Sulo Burbank and Cody Loewe were hit by pitches. Gabe Perry’s sacrifice bunt was mishandled

GAME WINNER — Fryeburg Academy’s Gabe Perry crosses home plate safely in extra innings Monday to lead the Raiders over Poland. (Rivet Photo) Poland out hit the Raiders and the ball was thrown into left field, allowing pinch 6-3, and FA made four errors. runner Hunter Day to score Yet, FA picked up the victory, from second to tie the game. which moved them into sixth Walker Day then lifted a sac- place in the Heal Ratings rifice fly to score Perry for released on Tuesday. the win. BASEBALL, Page C

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Regional sports

Diamond notes LAKER BASEBALL Hits were few and far between this past week for the Lake Region varsity baseball team. “We can’t seem to get comfortable at the plate,” LR Coach Randy Heath said. The Lakers managed just six hits in a 13-3 loss to Greely on Monday. The Rangers cracked 13 hits. “We had four freshmen and a sophomore who started against the Rangers. The freshmen looked really good,” Coach Heath said. Freshmen Nate Smith and Nick Wandishin each had a pair of hits while sophomore Nick Ball had one and junior Ben Chaine had a hit. At York, the Lakers dropped a 12-2 decision. Brody Stofflet, Smith, Patrick Irish, Zach Heath and Ball all a singles in the game. Next: The Lakers travel to Freeport today, May 16, host Fryeburg Academy on Monday and travel to Poland on Wednesday, May 22. All games are at 4 p.m. LAKER SOFTBALL Lake Region continues to look for their elusive first softball win. In a close battle, the Lakers dropped a 7-5 loss to Sacopee Valley last week as the Hawks broke a tie with a two-out double. Jackie Laurent paced the seven-hit LR attack with three hits, including a double, and a RBI. Players with hits were Kristina Morton, Destinee Durant and Kalor Plummer. At York, the Wildcats posted a 14-0 win in a game called after five innings. LR commited eight errors. Laurent continued to swing a hot bat, collecting two hits. Kayleigh Lepage also knocked two base hits. Other hitters were Casey Heath, Plummer, Morton and Tori Girardin. On Monday, Danielle Cimino quieted the LR offense with 10 strikeouts while allowing just six hits in a 9-2 Greely victory. The Rangers had 16 hits. For the Lakers, Samantha Marucci had two hits (including a RBI with two out, scoring her sister, Nicole), while Laurent (two walks), Amy Angelonne and Plummer each had one hit. Over the last three games, Laurent has gone 6-for-8 and raised her average to .400 to lead the team. UP AND OVER — Michaela Gagnon of Lake Region stretches over the next hurdle during track and field competiNext: The Lakers (0-10) host Fryeburg Academy on tion. The Lakers travel to Fryeburg Academy this Friday for their final regular season meet. Monday, travel to Poland on Wednesday and host Gray-New (Photos by Greg Van Vliet/ Gloucester next Friday. All games are at 4 p.m.

Picking up pace with one to go

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting at the Bridgton Kendall and Anna Ham Recreation Complex will be held on Saturday, June 1. Start your day off with a public breakfast 7:30 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. The ribbon-cutting will be at 9:15 followed by field dedications. A full slate of ball games are also on the docket including: Minors 10:45 a.m. Raymond Port Harbor vs. Bridgton Sea Dogs 1:30 p.m. Raymond Sunset Variety vs. Bridgton Tigers Majors 10:30 a.m. Bridgton Red Sox vs. Casco Fire 1:30 p.m. Raymond Good Life vs. Naples Thunder 4 p.m. Harrison Heat vs. Raymond Mosquito Babe Ruth 1 and 4 p.m. Bridgton vs. Naples Softball 10:30 a.m. Bridgton U-8 vs. Harrison U-8 1 p.m. Bridgton Lakers U-12 vs. Bridgton Rebels U-12 3:30 p.m. Maine Panthers U-16 vs. Gray-NG Lacrosse 10:30 a.m. third and fourth grade boys Lake Region vs. Gray-New Gloucester 12 p.m. fifth and six grade girls Lake Region vs. Lewiston 2 p.m. fifth and six grade boys Lake Region vs. Gray-New Gloucester 3 p.m. fifth and six grade boys Gray-New Gloucester vs. Fryeburg 4 p.m. fifth and six grade boys Lake Region vs. Fryeburg Entertainment  Supreme Court Jesters Hugs and Lady Bug (clowns) Western Maine Dance and Gymnastics, 1 to 1:45 p.m. Bridgton Community Band 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. GRAND OPENING, Page C

With the conference championships just two weeks away, track and field athletes hope to be peaking. Lake Region saw several competitors hit personal records or season best marks last Friday in Cumberland. The LR girls placed second in the four-school meet — Greely 137, Lake Region 71, Freeport 57 and Old Orchard Beach 6. On the boys’ side, the Lakers were third — Greely 195, Freeport 104, Lake Region 36, Old Orchard Beach 23 and AR Gould no score. Girls’ top finishers SB: Seasonal best PR: Personal record Discus: 2. Sarah Hancock, 88-0, PR; 3. Molly Hook, 85-9, SB; Kate Cutting 650, Savannah Devoe 60-9, Natasha Snow 55-4. Javelin: 1. Kelsey Winslow 81-8, SB; 2. Molly Hook 805, SB; 3. Kate Cutting 797; 4. Julia Carlson 62-9; 5. Leanne Kugelman 62-7, PR; Courtney Yates 53-0, Miranda Chadbourne 50-10, Danielle LaPointe 49-2, Kayla Gray 48-10 (PR), Maude Meeker 800 METER runner Mascha Kuhlman looks to open up 45-8, Elizabeth Schreiber 33some space between herself and the rest of the pack. 0. Shot Put: 3. Sarah Hancock 30-0; 4. Kelsey Winslow 27-0.5; Molly Hook 23-1, Kate Cutting 21-5.5, Danielle LaPointe 21-1.5, Julia Carlson 20-2 (SB), Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Natasha Snow 20-0 (PR), Zoe Snow 18-7. 55 Main Street High Jump: Zsofi Kaiser Bridgton, ME 04009 4-0. Phone 207-647-3633 Long Jump: 4. Savannah Devoe 13-3; 5. Elizabeth 100 Brickhill Ave., Suite 303 Schreiber 13-3, PR; Maude South Portland, ME 04106 Meeker 12-0 (PR), Leanne Phone 207-774-4523 TF36

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LR track recap


(Continued from Page C) Ian MacFawn earned the victory, striking out 13 and walking three. MacFawn and Tyler Saunders each had doubles. Cape 2, Raiders 1: A two-out double in the sixth inning drove in the winning run as Cape Elizabeth (6-4) squeaked past the Raiders. Cape took a 1-0 lead in the first on a walk, steal, fielder’s choice and a mishandled ball on a steal attempt. Fryeburg tied the game in the fifth as Gabe Perry singled with two out, stole second base and scored on Tyler Hill’s double. Tanner Wentworth (0-3) took the loss. Next: The Raiders travel to Lake Region on Monday and host Waynflete on Wednesday, May 22. Game times are 4 p.m.

(Continued from Page C) Perkins 1:14.3), 5:04.16. 4 X 800 Relay: 1. Lake Region (Kuhlman 2:56.4 PR, Meeker 3:07.8, Carlson 3:16.7 SB, LaPointe 3:09.9 PR), 12:30.85, SB. Boys’ top finishers Discus: 4. Mark MacDougall 83-10, PR; 5. Taylor Barker 83-6, PR; Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg 63-0 (PR), Cam Arsenault 61-2 (PR), Ashton Cutting 30-6 (SB). Javelin: 3. Mark MacDougall 133-11; 5. Kyle DeSouza 121-0; Taylor Barker 69-2, Cam Arsenault 45-8 (PR). Shot Put: 4. Taylor Barker 32-2, PR; Reed BridgeKoenigsberg 23-5.5 (PR), Cam Arsenault 22-0.5 (PR), Ashton Cutting 16-1.5. Long Jump: Gaelon Kolczynski 16-7.25 (PR), Marcue Devoe 16-1, Lexus Rodriguez 15-0 (PR), Nick Scarlett 11-11, Ashton Cutting 7-3. Triple Jump: 3. Marcus Devoe 34-7; 5. Lexus Rodriguez 30-10.5. 100 Meters: Gaelon Kolczynski 12.89 (PR), Brian Butler 14.35, Kolin Wyman 14.95 (PR), Ashton Cutting 20.97. 200 Meters: 5. Gaelon Kolczynski 25.81 (PR); Brian Butler 31.63. 800 Meters: Marcus Devoe 2:37.36, Nick Scarlett 2:41.53, Kolin Wyman 2:41.86 (PR). 1600 Meters: Mark MacDougall 5:11.92 (SB), Kyle DeSouza 5:57.57 (SB). 1600 Racewalk: 1. Mason Kluge-Edwards 5:11.92, provisional state qualifier, PR. 110 Hurdles: 2. Mason Kluge-Edwards 19.5. 300 Hurdles: 3. Mason Kluge-Edwards 57.58. 4 X 400 Relay: 4. Lake Region (Wyman 1:08.5 PR, Scarlett 1:11.8, MacDougall 1:04.1, DeSouzaa 1:03.8), 4:28.20. Next: The Lakers travel to Fryeburg Academy this Friday to meet the Raiders, Waynflete and Sacopee Valley.

Raider lacrosse

To host WMC finals Lake Region High School will host the Western Maine Conference Track & Field Championships on Saturday, May 25. Events will begin at 9 a.m. Admission will be $4 for adults, $2 for students, and $2 for senior citizens. See a 16-team championship event right here at Lake Region High School.

Grand opening

(Continued from Page C) Bouncy houses, $2 per child one time fee Concessions will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses and groups are invited to man 12-by-12 spaces at the grand opening on June 1 at no charge. “You cannot be selling any items that day, but coupons, flyers, ERIC HANNES of Fryeburg Academy set the pace to beat at Lake Region and defeated etc.” organizers said. Please call Lyn at 627-7380 for more the indoor state champion from Falmouth. information and to sign up. (Photo by Greg Van Vliet/

Hard work pays off for FA’s Anna Lastra CAPE — Friday proved to be a good day for the Fryeburg Academy track & field team, as the Raider boys won the four-school meet with 107 points while the girls were second (74 points) to the host Capers. Other schools competing were St. Dom’s and Waynflete.

Fryeburg had four athletes meet the state standard and qualify for the Class B State Meet. Anna Lastra ran a 5:49.6 mile, Sarah Welch cleared 4-feet 8-inches in the high jump, Bright Amoako threw 39-feet 5-inches in the shot put, and Tyler O’Keefe ran 2:12.00 in the 800 meters.

“We are very pleased for these athletes as they have shown the results will come if the work is done,” FA Coach Kevin McDonald ssaid. “The highlight of the day has got to be Anna in the mile. Her previous best was 5:58.7, a very impressive time for a freshman. However, the 5:49.6 shows Anna has exceptional talent in this event. We feel she will improve on this time as the season moves forward. At this point, I believe Anna is the second fastest freshman in the state.”

Coach McDonald added that both Forest Stearns and Eric Hannes turned in fine performances and are starting to peak at just the right time as the conference cham-

pionship approaches on May 25. Next: The Raiders host Lake Region, Waynflete and Sacopee Valley this Friday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m.

(Continued from Page C) the third on a Locke double, an error and a Makayla Frost single. Cape went up 6-5 in the fourth on a walk, a Nicholson double and a two-run infield

error. Cape added two runs in the fifth on an error, single and a fly ball out, which was caught but FA outfielders Maddie Pearson and Elle Burbank collided on the play allowing Tess Haller to score from second base. FA plated a run in the fifth on base hits by Sydney Charles and Ellen Bacchiocchi. Cape added an insurance run in the sixth on a Perkins double and an infield out. Carla Tripp and Ellen Bacchiocchi each had three hits as the Raiders out hit the Capers 13-8. FA pitcher Sarah Harriman struck out seven and walked three. Raiders 8, Gray-NG 3: Sarah Harriman and Kylie Locke had RBI singles to spark a six-run third inning to lead the Raiders past the Patriots last Wednesday at Fryeburg. The Raiders sent 10 players to the plate and collected five hits during the big third inning uprising. Fryeburg added two runs in the fourth as the result of three walks by relief pitcher Steph Greaton. The Patriots got on the

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FRYEBURG — The Raider girls’ lacrosse team dropped games last Thursday and Saturday to traditional power Falmouth and Biddeford. Coach Bob Cobb said the FA defense continues “to learn” while the offense is showing signs of improvement. Seniors Kendra Fox and Kyra Hunsicker, along with freshman Mckenna Gerchman share draw. Mckennzie Hill is improving at playing behind.

Fairway chip shots

Bridgton Highlands A scramble was played last Wednesday, May 8. Two teams tied with a score of 43, so cards were matched. Those on the winning team were Sharon Abbott, Mary Lou Moulton, Peg MacDonald and Carolyn Stanhope. Closest to the pin on Hole #10 was Sharon Abbott at 7-feet. Lake Kezar CC, Lovell In Tuesday Social League play on May 144, Art Duggan, Bill Wapenski, Corey Douglas and Dan Roy were tied for first with a score of 88 with Dick Trapani, Dick Day, Mike Caron and Larry Farnham. Closest to the pin were Harry Roberts on Hole 5 at 4-feet and George Bassett on Hole 16 at 16-feet. Greenie: Art Duggan, Bill Wapenski, Corey Douglas and Dan Roy.

Lifeguard course

STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College is offering two four-day lifeguard training courses on May 20 to 23 and June 17 to 20. These certification courses teach the skills needed to prevent injuries and to prepare for and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, and breathing and cardiac emergencies. The nearly 28-hour training instructs participants according to the lifeguard program CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Qualifying participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR certificaLIFEGUARD, Page C

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This week’s puzzle

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Naples Rec swim lessons; golf NAPLES — Naples Recreation is offering Summer Swim Lessons at the Naples Town Beach. Lessons are for children 3 years of age (when class starts) and up. There will be two sessions — each session is three weeks long, with a one-week break in the middle. The first session will run from July 1 until July 19. The second session will run from July 29 until Aug. 16. Swim lessons will start at

9 a.m. and times are based on the level your child is in. The registration for swim lessons will be on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Naples Town Office. The cost of each session for Naples residents is $35 for a single child and $60 for siblings. The cost for nonresidents is $45 for a single child and $80 for siblings. Registrations after 4 p.m. on June 21 will pay a $20 late fee. Limited space is avail-

able, so it is first-come, firstserved. Registrations will not be taken before the registrations date. In addition to regular day swim classes, Naples Rec will be offering three swim classes the first session in the evenings starting at 5 p.m. These classes will only run if there are enough participants. Youth Football Golf Outing The Lake Region Youth Football League is holding its

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Lifeguard course (Continued from Page C) tion. Participants must attend all four days of classes, held at the Harold Alfond Center on Saint Joseph’s Standish campus. To qualify for the course, participants must be at least 15 years old by the end of class; be able to swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; complete a 20-yard back-and-forth swim with surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of 7 to 10 feet in less LIFEGUARD, Page C

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Out on the trail

May 16, 2013, The Bridgton News, Page C

Freedom of Hills: Tuckerman’s

By Allen Crabtree Guest Writer As you drive up New Hampshire Route 16 into Pinkham Notch, Mount Washington looms larger and larger and two large glacial cirques on the southeast face dominate the skyline. The southernmost glacial cirque is Tuckerman Ravine, a natural snow bowl that draws thousands of spring skiers from all over the world to challenge its 40o to 55o slopes. It accumulates a natu-

ral snowpack averaging 55 feet deep in a typical winter, providing good spring skiing from early April into July when all the other New England ski areas have closed. Watching the skiers negotiate the steep slopes is a popular spectator sport. The Tuckerman Ravine trail is also a popular hiking route to the summit of Mount Washington in the summer. The ravine is named after Edward Tuckerman, a botanist who studied lichens and alpine plants in the area in the 1830s and 1840s. According to the New England Ski Museum the first skier on Mount Washington was Dr. Wiskott of Breslau, Germany in 1899, and the first skier in Tuckerman Ravine was John Apperson of Schenectady, N.Y., in April 1914. Two Dartmouth skiers, John Carleton and Charles Proctor

Naples Rec

(Continued from Page C) who signs up will have a chance to win one of two door prizes, which are a cord of wood donated by Reinhard Excavation and a cord of wood donated by Marston Tree Service. All proceeds will be used to replace older football equipment with new football equipment. Registration forms can be downloaded at or picked up at the Naples Town Hall.  For more information, please contact Harvey Price Jr. at 693-6364 or 595-0602.

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(Continued from Page C) than one minute and 40 seconds; and be able to tread water for two minutes using only the legs. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $300 ($200 for SJC students, staff and faculty), plus a $35 Red Cross fee. In addition, waterfront-only training components will be held on May 24 and June 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. Registration for the waterfront component is $75 ($50 when added to the full lifeguard certification course). Participants will be required to swim 550 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. To register or for more information, visit alfond/redcross/lifeguard-classes, call 893-6615 or e-mail To learn more about Red Cross classes at Saint Joseph’s, visit

first skied Tuckermans from the headwall on April 11, 1931. “Tucks” became popular as an extreme skiing destination in the 1930s with the Harvard-Dartmouth Slalom races, Olympic tryouts and Giant Slaloms held there. In 1933, Franconia’s Ski Club Hochgebirge proposed a 4.2mile ski race from the summit of Mount Washington to the Pinkham Notch base, and proposed to call it the American Inferno after a similar race held in Mürren, Switzerland. The Inferno races captured the skiing community’s imagination, and were first run in 1933, 1934, and 1939. Tony Matt’s schuss of the headwall on April 16, 1939, is still an amazing feat. Today, the Tuckerman Inferno is a pentathlon with an 8.3-mile run, a six-mile kayak race down the Saco River, an 18mile bike race north through Pinkham Notch, a three-mile run/hike up the Tuckerman Trail, and a one-mile ski/hike giant slalom to the floor of the ravine. Denmark Mountain Hikers have climbed into Tucks in both summer and winter, and prefer the winter climb because when the very rocky trail is snow-covered it is a much easier climb. We last climbed to Hermit Lake and the Little Headwall on a warm spring day in April with deep snow still in the ravine and lots of skiers. We had planned to watch the skiers from the Lunch Rocks, an outcropping of rocks part way up the bowl, but the Forest Service had closed Lunch Rocks because of falling ice hazards. We still had good views of the skiers from our perches atop the Little Headwall and in the base of the bowl. Be sure to check avalanche conditions posted on a big board both at Ho Jo’s and at the trailhead to the Tuckerman Ravine Trail – this is avalanche country!

Hike Facts Tuckerman Ravine is located in Coos County, Pinkham’s Grant, N.H. Difficulty: Moderate/difficult Trail distance: 2.4 miles to Hermit Lake and another 0.7 miles to Lunch Rocks Hiking time: 2 hours 10 minutes to Hermit Lake and another 40 minutes to Lunch Rocks Elevation: 3,875 feet at Hermit Lake Shelters and 4,525 feet at Lunch Rocks Vertical gain: 1,850 feet to Hermit Lake Shelters and 2,500 feet to Lunch Rocks Coordinates” 44° 15’ 48”N 71° 16’ 30” W Directions to the trailhead: Take the White Mountain Highway/US Route 302/NH Route 16 north from North Conway, bearing right at the 302-16 split. The Pinkham Notch AMC Visitor Center is on the left about 12 miles farther on Route 16. There is parking at the AMC Center and the trail to Tuckerman Ravine begins directly behind the Visitor Center/ AMC Trading Post. Trail information: The Tuckerman Ravine Trail (WMNF) is the most direct and heavily-used trail from Pinkham Notch to Tuckerman Ravine. It is a wide trail used by the Forest Service vehicles and is quite rocky underfoot. The footing is much easier in the winter when it is snow-covered. A short side trail to the overlook of the Crystal Cascade on the Cutler River is about 0.3 miles from the trailhead with nice views of the falls. There are several other side trails that diverge from the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, including the Huntington Ravine Trail (1.3 miles), the Huntington Ravine Fire Trail (1.7 miles), the Raymond Path (2.1 miles), and the Lion Head Trail (2.3 miles). All trail junctions are well marked. The Hermit Lake Shelters and the USFS Ranger buildings are reached at 2.4 miles.

TAKING A BREAK, TAKING IT ALL IN — Hikers and skiers taking lunch and enjoying the view from “HoJos” at the foot of Tuckerman Ravine. (Photo by Allen Crabtree) The caretaker’s cabin has a patio and picnic tables that are popular lunch spots with hikers and skiers. In an earlier time, hamburgers and hot dogs were sold here, and the building is still known as “Ho Jo’s” (aka Howard Johnsons). From Ho Jo’s, the trail to the Little Headwall and the bowl of Tuckerman Ravine is another 0.7 miles of steady, steep climbing. Be sure to check the avalanche conditions board at Pinkham Notch before heading up the trail. Tuckerman Ravine is true avalanche terrain and several avalanches and fatalities have occurred when the gullies were posted

FA softball (Continued from Page C) scoreboard in the fifth as the result of two walks, two errors, a sacrifice bunt by Lindsay Nunley and a hit by Alex Thompson. GNG added a run in the seventh as Abby Ordway walked and scored on a RBI single by Thompson. Harriman allowed four hits, four walks and struck out eight. Pearson and Harriman each had two hits, while Kristen Chipman doubled. Next: The Raiders travel to Lake Region Monday at 4 p.m..

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One of the best things about living in the Lake Region are the seemingly limitless trails to discover and explore. But these trails would not exist were it not for the intrepid volunteers who build and maintain them. Join Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) for a National Trails Day celebration on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. The goal of this National Trails Day event is to introduce community members to LEA’s Holt Pond Preserve and ready its trails for a busy summer. Volunteers will meet at the LEA offices at 230 Main Street at 9 a.m., where light refreshments will help fuel the morning trail work. The group will carpool to the Holt Pond Preserve. The trail work TRAIL DAY, Page C


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ger. Often, the ravine can have a variety of ratings. It is recommended that hikers also refer to a trail guide for more details in planning a trip. The AMC White Mountain Guide has more information on Tuckerman Ravine. What to bring: Clothes suitable to the season (hat, gloves, jacket), touring poles, sunglasses, water and snacks, personal first aid kit, pocket knife, whistle, matches or fire starter, map and compass, flashlight or headlamp and cell phone. Let someone know your hiking plans before you leave! Next: The next hiking column will be on Lowe’s Bald Spot in Pinkham Notch, N.H. For the next Denmark Mountain Hikers’ climb, check The Bridgton News community calendar.



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Schools & sports

GOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS presented by Poland Spring went to (left to right): Mikkael Pierce of Bonny Eagle, Emma Brooks of Bonny Eagle, Eleanor Jones of Fryeburg Academy, Megan MacGillivray of Fryeburg Academy, Laura Pulito

of Fryeburg Academy, Sarah Sweatt of Bonny Eagle, Wilson French of Bonny Eagle, Riley Kirk of Bonny Eagle, who are pictured here with Poland Spring’s Bill Maples. Absent was Nathanial McCann of Fryeburg Academy.

Poland Spring awards scholarships to FA students In keeping with its commitment to invest in Maine people, Poland Spring Water Company recently awarded 20 Good Science Scholarships to Maine high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering or the environment. Each scholarship of $1,000 is meant to support the students as they continue on to the next stage of their academic career. Scholarships were given to four members of Fryeburg Academy’s Class of 2012. “Congratulations to these impressive students for their

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academic achievements. Poland Spring is proud to invest in them and help educate Maine’s next generation of leaders in the fields of science, engineering and the environment,” said Bill Maples, Poland Spring’s Hollis plant manager. Respect and responsibility for the environment is at the core of Poland Spring’s business, and a value the company works to pass on to the next generation of Maine stewards. To that end, in 2007 Poland Spring established the Good Science Scholarship program and has since awarded nearly $95,000 to high school seniors

pursuing a degree in science, engineering or the environment. Three of the four Fryeburg Academy students and their families attended a celebratory dinner at the Poland Spring bottling plant in Hollis. The

evening’s festivities included a guided tour of the bottling facility and an opportunity to meet plant staff and management. The local scholarship recipients are: • Eleanor Jones of

Brownfield-Denmark Pequawket Kids Association AfterSchool Program is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new nature and fitness trail! PKA has been working all year, with the generous support of both the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, on creating a nature and fitness trail for use by the school and community. The Deer Track Trail is located to the right of the Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School’s playing

field. The trail makes a 0.3mile loop through the woods and down along the bog. The group has cleared the trail and is installing informational signs with fun facts on native animals, as well as fitness challenges. They have also built and installed birdhouses for a variety of species, and are hoping that game cameras will catch images of these birds actually nesting. Please join PKA at the trailhead on Friday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. for a ribboncutting and celebration ceremony! Rain date is Friday, June 7.

Fryeburg, attending St. Lawrence University (N.Y.), majoring in Geology; • Megan MacGillivray of Fryeburg, attending the University of Pittsburg (Pa.), majoring in Arts & Science; • Nathaniel McCann of

Lovell, attending the University of Maine, Farmington, majoring in Education (History/ Biology); • Laura Pulito of Brownfield, attending Cornell University (N.Y.), majoring in Agriculture/Life Science).

For more information, contact Faith TimberlakeAlves, program coordinator of the Brownfield-Denmark Pequawket Kids Association

Afterschool Program during program hours (2:45 to 5:30 p.m.) at 452-2360 or e-mail ftimberlakealves@msad72.

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(Continued from Page C) will last approximately three hours and will cover easy to moderate terrain. Participants should bring water, a snack, long pants, a hat, and bug repellent. Most trail equipment will be provided, but participants should bring work gloves and clippers if possible. Not going to be in town on June 1, but still interested in helping on trails? LEA is looking for volunteers for their Adopt-a-Trail program at the Holt Pond Preserve and Stevens Brook Trail. Trail adopters agree to maintain a section of trail at least three times a year. Responsibilities vary depending on individual interests. For more information and to sign up for the National GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION of the new Deer Track Trail located near the Brownfield-Denmark Trails Day celebration, call Adam Perron at 647-8580 or email Elementary School will be held Friday, May 31.

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Dashing and debonair Patrick Macnee, who played the sophisticated secret service agent who had a way with the ladies in “The Avengers”… review in Esquire When you need to be dashing and debonair, add that touch of class with a tie by Prada… Adv. in GQ After a good deal of soul-searching, discussions with my therapist and inquiries into some of the more fashionable men’s magazines, I have decided that in the month of May I can afford to be dashing only. I know, I know, last month my goal was to be dashing and debonair but the rentals of tux and spats and the purchase of the gold-plated cigarette lighter and the Lincoln Town Car sent me to the very edge of bankruptcy. Frankly, debonair became impossible to pull off, even before I had accumulated all of the proper accessories, due to the fact that after acquiring the lighter I couldn’t afford the cigarettes, after getting the Town Car I couldn’t afford the gas, and renting the tux cost much more than I’d planned and I couldn’t afford the Prada tie, or even the rent. Consequently, I never left the driveway in my shining black car (since repossessed — the leeches!) and in my walks around town to show off my wardrobe I was robbed of my lighter by some street urchins, who already had the cigarettes, and who also broke my umbrella and cane in a DASHING, Page D

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A dynamic future, changed by choices — I despise myself during those moments I am straddling the fence of “what ifs.” Maybe, second-guessing was the reason. But, I froze. It is one thing to freeze still and watch sunlight straining through pine trees, or to stop everything and listen to the chorus of peepers. It is quite another thing to freeze — unable to move, unable to speak, because of indecision. The stranger had filled up his gas tank, but didn’t have FUTURE, Page D

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By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor In a recent op-ed, Ethan Rome of the not-for-profit Health Care for America Now, indicated that over the past decade, “11 major pharmaceutical companies cashed in on $711 billion in profits.” In general, one can’t argue against profits. That is how capitalism works and succeeds. Rome concluded, however, that “Many of these companies engaged in pricegouging: charging Medicare Part D inflated prices for their drugs (for which Medicare is not allowed to negotiate).” So it isn’t surprising that “after the implementation of Medicare Part D in 2006, the combined profits of the largest companies spiked to 34% above profits from the previous year. In 2012, annual profits reached $83.9 billion, a staggering 62% jump from 2003.” According to the Congressional Budget Office, allowing Medicare to get similar “bulk purchasing” discounts on prescription NOW THE ROOTS POINT TOWARD THE SKY. On this Sebago Lake sandbar, the drugs as state Medicaid procycle of a tree can be seen from beginning to end. (De Busk Photo) grams do (and as the Veterans NUGGET, Page D

The great Islamic divide

According to Mark Twain, “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” Had Twain lived longer he might also have said that there was a divine purpose in Khomeini’s revolution in Iran, for it taught Americans a full course on Islamic theology. If you were absent for those beginning sessions, I’m sorry, but we have to move along. Today’s subject is the conflict — real and rhetorical — between Sunnis and Shia. It is —

perhaps even more than the Arab-Israel conflict — the greatest potential threat to Middle Eastern stability and, hence, to American interests there. As we have learned, the

Sunni-Shia split dates from the earliest days of Islam and has to do with the succession to the Prophet Mohammed. Shias hold that his mantle descended through the line of kinship; Sunnis follow

the men who were selected to lead the faith. Sunnis, the majority, won most of the early battles. Shias, in consequence, see themselves as martyrs; their holy days are marked by mournful reenactments of loss and men lashing themselves with chains. The last great struggle was between the Turkish Ottoman Empire (Sunni) and Persia (Shia) who lost but not my much. Today’s Shia world sees Iran leading the faith DIVIDE, Page D

however, they are not precise when discussing them. Several political philosophers have written about the concept of civil rights. One who is often mentioned is John Locke (1632-1704) Locke, an English philosopher associated with To The Editor: the American idea of propPeople in the United States erty rights, was dead long are understandably vigilant before the United States to protect their rights. Often, was a possibility and took

no role in drafting the U.S. Constitution. However, his work, especially the phrase “long train of abuses” was inserted into the Declaration of Independence (often confused with the Constitution) and contributes to American political thought. Locke’s “Second Treatise on Government” is perhaps the best-known example of his political theory. In it, he offers a basis for the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688, a peaceful and orderly change in the British monarchy. Locke wrote that people’s rights, such as the right to property, existing in a “state of nature,” were insecure. His remedy was for people to enter into a “social contract” and “institute” (create) government as a means to protect themselves. He added that people could

change the government if it failed to protect (by a “long train of abuses”) its citizens. Locke believed that property ownership was protected when people give up control of their own actions and invest this power in a government that derived power from the community’s consent. For example, “Person A” gives up absolute right to impact “Person B” who also gives up the absolute right to impact ”Person A.” Thereby, all parties are protected. Locke’s reliance on community (self government) as the means to protect rights, such as property ownership, raises the issue of different claims of rights among its members. Resolving these conflicts required that government decisions were based on the rule of the majority. LETTERS, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) Conflicting property rights were not troublesome in 17th century England, because custom and limited technology kept people in place. In America, people moved freely to fill the empty acres. As larger communities grew, conflicts among individuals’ rights became inevitable. American governments, following Locke’s reasoning, became responsible, as Madison wrote in Federalist #10, to protect both the minority against the majority, and the majority against the minority. Thus began a tense relationship in American thought — support the individual and at the same time support the community as the method through which people define the common good. This conflict is currently demonstrated by those who believe that environmental programs in the United States threaten individual property rights. They argue that rights of one person or group are more threatened by the rights of the community (as defined by a legally constituted majority). To further describe the conflict, consider the declining productivity of major

water resources such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Maine. A moderate rainstorm introduces millions of gallons of pollutants and other detritus that kill sea life and threaten the livelihood of countless watermen and associated businesses. The same concern is relevant to Maine’s lakes. Run-off from storms and human activity threaten local business and property values. What of the rights of citizens to earn a living, to maintain themselves and their families? To shift the emphasis from real American problems, some suggest a nefarious and foreign plot by the United Nations to restrict individual rights. This is an impossibility. Since the U.N.’s charter recognizes the sovereignty of all its members, it cannot make or enforce laws in member countries. Additionally, the United States has an absolute veto in the Security Council (along with the “Big Five” and other nations who sit on the council temporarily), and would use it to prevent policies counter to U.S. interests. Frankly, if this organization had any real power, there would be no more war and people would not die from hunger and disease. Those supporting these unsound ideas of property rights seem not interested in solving the real problems that

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The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine. On the agenda: Renewals of a Liquor License Permit Application and Special Amusement Permit Application for Black Bear Cafe, submitted John Bohill. Public Welcome. 2T19 Public Notice


The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on June 3, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine. On the agenda: Renewal of a Liquor License Permit Application for Naples Pizza & Dugout, LLC, submitted by Keith & Lisa McKnight. Public Welcome. 2T20 Public Notice

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paid in cash or by certified check payable to the USDA, Rural Development 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 Town of Casco. 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. Dated: April 29, 2013 /s/ Richard H. Broderick, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff



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The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine. On the agenda: Application for Street Vendor Permit for Maine Blues Festival, submitted by Maine Blues Festival. 1T20


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TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal assessments, whether or not of record in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, nonrefundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in official bank check or certified funds (cash deposits not accepted). The deposit to bid should be made payable to Bank of America, N.A. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 45 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by release deed. All other terms will be announced at the public sale. Dated: May 13, 2013 s/Dan W. Thornhill, attorney for Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. McEachern & Thornhill 10 Walker Street, PO Box 360 Kittery ME 03904 207-439-4881

Somebody in our high command let two former Navy SEALs die fighting off 80 radical Muslims. They fought bravely for seven hours and they could have been saved, but someone made a political decision that they should be left to die. Was that our commander in chief? Looks to me that it was, but we need a real investigation into that 40-year-old question: “What did the president know and when did he know it?” This isn’t what I started writing about for my weekly column, but after watching our president’s arrogant performance at the press conference Monday, my blood was boiling. We know he’s a political animal. All presidents are. A huge ego is necessary to even go after the job, but one must maintain basic human decency while functioning in the Oval Office. President Obama’s was running for a second term and Election Day was six weeks away. He had been bragging about killing Osama Bin Laden and putting al Qaida on the run and, on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an al Qaida group murdered an American ambassador the president himself had appointed. His body was photographed being dragged through the streets and there are unconfirmed reports that he was degraded in other ways either before or after death — or both. It can’t be proven yet, but it’s obvious to millions of us that President Obama made a political decision that it was bad for his campaign for al Qaida to draw American blood again on the anniversary of September 11th, and on his watch — six weeks before the election. So, he tried to make it seem like it was something other than a terrorist attack, and hoped to ride it out until after Election Day. With the cooperation of our lapdog Mainstream Media, who either believed or pretended to believe his lies, he did. This writer is not a foreign policy expert or a White House correspondent. I’m a retired history teacher, but I knew right away it wasn’t a “demonstration” against a Youtube video. It was a full-scale terrorist attack by radical Muslims bent on killing Americans. People don’t bring rocket-propelled grenade launchers to demonstrations. So, when I watched as President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied to the families of the slain Americans next to their coffins at the airport, I was enraged. When I watched U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice go around the Sunday morning talk shows, I knew she was lying too. Right away, I got on my laptop and started typing to give vent to my anger. The next

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The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street, in Bridgton to accept oral and written comments on an application from Punkin Valley Inn (1270 North High Street) for a Special Amusement Permit (karaoke, soloist, small bands, etc). 1T20


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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Certain property situated generally at 39 Eastland Street, Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine. The property is also described on the Fryeburg Tax Maps as Map 48, Lot 22. Reference should be had to said mortgage deed for a more detailed legal description of the property to be conveyed.

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The Naples Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at their regular meeting on May 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Offices located at 15 Village Green Lane, Naples, Maine. On the agenda:

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 23, 2013, and entered in the action entitled Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v. Michelle M. Morin and David R. Morin et al., which Judgment was entered in the District Court for Northern Cumberland County, Docket No. BRI-RE-09-195, and wherein the Court adjudged a foreclosure of a mortgage deed granted by Michelle M. Morin and David R. Morin to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated August 9, 2005, and recorded in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds in Book 499, Page 623, the period of redemption from said Judgment having expired, a public sale will be conducted on June 19, 2013, commencing at 10:30 a.m. at the offices of McEachern & Thornhill, 10 Walker Street, Kittery, Maine, of the following property:

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To The Editor: Until recently I, like most people, had never heard of the United Nations Agenda 21. After reading some of the discussion in The Bridgton News, I got curious and decided to read this infamous document. I was especially concerned by the claim that part of the Agenda was to reduce world population to 500 million (in other words by well over 90%) and of course, that it proposed a large reduction in the rights of private landowners. I downloaded the Agenda from the U.N. website and read it.  The Agenda is 351 pages long, it was clearly written by a committee of pendants, bureaucrats and probably lawyers (judging by the Latin


You are hereby notified that the Raymond Appeals Board will hold a public hearing at the Raymond Broadcasting Studio on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to hear information on the following application:

By virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 23, 2013 entered in the Maine District Court, District Nine, Division of Northern Cumberland at Bridgton, Civil Action, Docket No. BRIDC-RE-2012-65, in an action brought by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA acting through the RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, USDA, f/k/a the FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, Plaintiff, against MICHAEL J. BAUTER, Defendant, and ATLANTIC ACCEPTANCE CORPO-RATION and STATE OF MAINE, MAINE REVENUE SERVICES, Parties in Interest, for the foreclosure of Mortgage Deed dated May 22, 1989 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 8763 Page 200, 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 USDA, Rural Development, 306 U. S. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine, on June 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., all and singular the premises described in said mortgage deed and being situate at 1280 Watkins Glen Road a/k/a 31 Glen Drive in Casco, Maine.

Sinister agenda?

Public Notice

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Public Hearing Monday, May 20, 2013 7:00 P.M.


To The Editor: Over the years, many people have given inspiration to the Children’s Hands On Art Festival to make it a joyous event. The dedication of Marybeth Sullivan, executive director of Landmark Human Resources, has been key to the continued success of this event. Most of us get excited about it around February, however, Marybeth has it on her mind year round, picking out items for great gift baskets, coordinating crafts with her staff, clients and even board members. By 11 a.m., we are all grateful for David MacFarland’s famous hot dog lunch. I cannot imagine this event without the people of Landmark. The 10th Annual Children’s Hands On Art Festival was a great event with lots of new energy. The Bridgton Literacy Taskforce, represented by Pam and Bill Bruckner, George Bradt and Ellia Manners, added reading and book distribution. This is such a wonderful project to learn about and be involved in. If you are concerned about youth literacy please see them on Facebook. New ideas for crafts came from Anne Overman, Ruth Shalline, Betty Phillips and

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Tom Hartley 1284 Roosevelt Trail

Words of praise

our favorite volunteer, Deena. Also new this year were seedlings provided by the Gilroy Garden Initiative, thank you Carry and Nick. Although we always enjoy lively music by Chris Bannon, we were thrilled with the addition of Taryn Schorr, a student at Oxford Hills. A wonderful time was had by all and some great arts and crafts went home for Mother’s Day. None of this would be possible without the support and cooperation of Stevens Brook Elementary School, and in particular Ed Hatch and his crew. Bridgton is very lucky to have this wonderful facility available for community events. This is one of my favorite events. My sincere thanks to all who make it fun for our youth. You are all very special people! Carmen Lone Executive Director Bridgton Community Center

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face this country. Their views promote division, suspicion and fear. Neither John Locke nor James Madison would support a claim that individual property ownership should trump community interest and thereby endanger other people’s efforts to maintain their lives, property, and livelihood (the description of Jefferson’s “pursuit of happiness”). Such views seem to be patently “unAmerican.” Dee Miller Bridgton


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Bid Request The Town of Bridgton is requesting proposals from qualified and experienced engineering firms for a wastewater disposal feasibility study. The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine the most prudent course of action for wastewater disposal given existing and future build out conditions in the Town. Full specifications are available on our website at Sealed proposals must be received by the Office of the Town Manager, Town of Bridgton, Three Chase Street, Suite 1, Bridgton, Maine 04009 no later than Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at which place and time all proposals shall be opened and read aloud. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon the qualifications and experience of an Engineering firm that best meets the type of work necessary and that are deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. Inquiries should be directed to the Town Manager, Mitchell A. Berkowitz, at 207-647-8786. Questions shall be submitted no later than Thursday, May 30, 2013, to be considered and answered. Inquiries, if deemed by the Town to be important to share with all proposers, will be answered through an addendum.



(Continued from Page D) terms thrown in). It is full of politically correct stresses on the importance of women and indigenous peoples. It is also one of the most boring things I have ever read. I had to read it in short bursts to avoid falling asleep, but I did eventually finish it. I was surprised that in all the blather there was nothing that indicated that part of the agenda was the reduction or elimination of private land rights — in fact, there were sections that suggested that it was important to clarify and enforce such rights in places where the lack of legal titles held back investment in productivity of land.  I was even more surprised to find that there was not one word about reducing world population, much less reducing it by a large proportion. In a number of places, it was clearly stated that the world’s


population would rise, that it was necessary to prepare to grow more food, supply more water and do more to get ready for the larger population. The closest I could find to anything like population control was the following on page 25: “Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability 5.16. Existing plans for sustainable development have generally recognized demographic trends and factors as elements that have a critical influence on consumption patterns, production, lifestyles and long-term sustainability. But in future, more attention will have to be given to these issues in general policy formulation and the design of development plans. To do this, all countries will have to improve their own capacities to assess the environment and development implications of their demographic trends and factors. They will also need to formulate and implement policies and action pro-


grammes where appropriate. Policies should be designed to address the consequences of population growth built into population momentum, while at the same time incorporating measures to bring about demographic transition. They should combine environmental concerns and population issues within a holistic view of development whose primary goals include the alleviation of poverty; secure livelihoods; good health; quality of life; improvement of the status and income of women and their access to schooling and professional training, as well as fulfillment of their personal aspirations; and empowerment of individuals and communities. Recognizing that large increases in the size and number of cities will occur in developing countries under any likely population scenario, greater attention should be given to preparing for the needs, in particular of women and children, for improved municipal management and


CONSULT OUR LISTING OF BUSINESS SERVICES AND LET AN EXPERT DO THE JOB! ACCOUNTANTS Chandel Associates Accounting, Taxes Audits, Full Service Payroll 3 Elm St., Bridgton Office 647-5711 Jones & Matthews, PA Certified Public Accountants Accounting and taxes Roosevelt Trail Prof. Bldg. Route 302, Bridgton 647-3668



Evergreen Cleaning Lake Region’s eco-friendly cleaning serv. Jennie McLeod, Owner 207-253-2044

Jetport Denture Center Full dentures – partial dentures Relines – repairs Austin Carbone, LD & Kelly Richardson, LD 171 Portland Rd, Bridgton 207-274-1887

First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 Lake & Mtn. View Cleaning and Caretaking Exceptional references, 25+ yrs. exp. Julie 207-650-1101

McFadden CPA, P.A. Accounting Services McHatton’s Cleaning Service Accounting/Payroll/Taxes Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning 316 Portland Rd., Bridgton 647-4600 Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 ALARMS WAM-ALARM Systems Installation, Service, Monitoring Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors Free Security Survey 647-2323

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

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

DOCKS Great Northern Docks, Inc. Sales & Service Route 302, Naples 693-3770 1-800-423-4042 Scott Docks Inc. Sales and Service Floating and stationary docks Jason Kelman Kevin Whitney 207-647-3824

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office ELECTRICIANS Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration Quality service you deserve 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 A to Z Electric All major brands “The Boss Does The Work” 595-4020 TLC Home Maintenance Co. David S. Gerrish, Master Electrician Professional Cleaning and Residential/Commercial/Industrial Property Management ATTORNEYS 30+ yrs. exp., Naples 693-6854 Housekeeping and much more Shelley P. Carter, Attorney 583-4314 D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 COMPUTERS Residential/Commercial/Industrial 935-1950 Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire EEcomputer Services Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA Bridgton 207-647-5012 Small business specialists 132 Main St. J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 603-733-6451 Residential - Commercial - Industrial 647-8360 Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service Ms. C’s Computer Repair Hastings Law Office, PA Bridgton 647-9435 Virus and spyware removal 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 PC repairs 207-228-5279 McIver Electric Fryeburg, ME 04037 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton “Your on time every time electricians” 935-2061 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Naples Computer Services Robert M. Neault & Associates PC repair/upgrades – on-site service 647-3664 Attorneys & Counselors at Law Virus and spy-ware removal Corner of Rte. 302 & Songo School Rd. Home and business networking R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor P.O. Box 1575, Naples Video security systems 24 hour Emergency Service 693-3030 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 Residential & Commercial BOOKKEEPING Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 CONTRACTORS


NE Professional Services Exceptional bookkeeping services 207-583-4364

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


Dan’s Construction Homes/siding/garages Rep. windows/roofing/flooring Insured/references/30+ yrs. exp. No job too small – 625-8159 Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 30 years exp. in Lakes Region Phil Douglass, 647-3732 Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 Sweden Rd. Bridgton Jeff Hadley Builder New homes, remodels, additions Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460

David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016 Stanford Electric Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring – Generators Naples 693-4595 Tuomi Electric Chip Tuomi, Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-4728


local government.” This hardly makes the case for the sinister nature of Agenda 21. The whole document is a set of recommendations to the U.N. and to national governments. It is not only not “law,” it is not even whatever “soft law” is. Sorry, if there is a sinister plot it just does not show up in Agenda 21. Of course, the whole document assumes that there are important roles for government in managing environmental and other issues. If you disagree with that, you disagree with the basis for Agenda 21. That is not the same as a sinister conspiracy. By the way, most people with Ph.D. degrees only use the title for matters that directly relate to the field in which they got the degree. For anything else, it is an attempt to make themselves look more authoritative than they are. If Dr. Michael Coffman has a Ph.D. in forest science as his website says, then I might pay more

attention to his views on that subject than to most peoples. His views on the U.N. or sustainable development do not merit special attention. Neil Garston (for what it is worth Ph.D., Economics) South Casco and Lewiston



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

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

HEATING A –1 Thompson’s Services LLC Cleanings and repairs, Boilers Furnaces, Monitors, Oil tanks New installations, 24 hr burner service Licensed and insured 207-693-7011 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

Community matters

To The Editor: The Fryeburg Historical Society had three suppers in February, March and April. All three were successful, and our first supper was during a snowstorm! We would like to thank the community very much for supporting our suppers and contributing to the restoration of our home. We have raffle tickets available for sale. The items being raffled are a Comet 8 kayak, handmade queen-sized quilt and a men’s 26-inch bicycle. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5. The restoration of the

D & D Masonry Chimneys/fireplaces/walks/etc. Fully insured Free estimates Darryl & Doug Hunt 693-5060 Thurston’s Stoneworks/Masonry Serving western Maine Full service masonry since 1993 Free estimates – fully insured Tel. 207-650-0017

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

OIL DEALERS Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Monitor Heaters Sales & Service Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Dead River Co. Range & Fuel Oil Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 Oil Burner Service Tel. 647-2882, Bridgton INSULATION Western Me. Insulation Inc Batts, blown or foamed Over 30 yrs experience Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585

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

Downeast Energy/Denmark Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

house is just about completed with a few minor touch ups. Our next project over the summer will be painting the roof and finishing the barn to move our Research Library from North Fryeburg so that we can be under one roof. We are hosting events throughout the summer months with a dedication of our home on Saturday, July 27, 2013. We have requests to host meetings from town organizations, and we are honored to do this for them. The donations of period furniture and items for the house fit right in to the period of when the house was built, and it will bring you back in time to the early 1800s. The support has been tremendous. We have enjoyed your notes, calls and visits. We enjoy the visits made by our neighbors, while taking a walk in the village, showing support and being very happy to have us as their neighbor. We will have other fundraising opportunities as well. LETTERS, Page D REAL ESTATE 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 Bridgton/Naples/Harrison/Fryeburg Weekly & 1-time pickups – Cleanouts Tel. 207-595-4606 The Dump Guy Insured – Junk removal Basement and attic cleanouts 207-450-5858

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


PAINTING CONTRACTORS Septic systems installed & repaired

Site work-emergency service-ecofriendly 1-877-250-4546 207-583-4546 George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured SIGNS Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245 Signs by D. L. White Custom hand carved wood Gotcha Covered Painting Indoor or outdoor Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash 207-647-3523 Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates SURVEYORS Kevin 693-3684 Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

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

Southern Maine Retirement Services PLUMBING & HEATING Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Life and Long-Term Care Insurance TOWING A Plus Plumbing & Heating Inc. 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Plumbing Supplies – LP Gas Stuart Automotive BBQ Gas Grill Parts & Access. Free Junk Car Removal KENNELS Portland St., Bridgton 647-2029 838-9569 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. TREE SERVICE Boarding Specializing in repair service in Route 117, Bridgton, Me. The Lake Region  647-4436 Q-Team & Cook’s Tree Service Tel. 647-8804 Removal-pruning-cabling-chipping Ken Karpowich Plumbing Stump grinding-bucket work-bobcat Wiley Road Kennels Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Crane-licensed & fully insured Groom & Board Master Plumber in ME & NH Q Team 693-3831 or Cook’s 647-4051 Wiley Rd, Naples Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423 Toll free 207-693-3831 207-693-3394

LANDSCAPING Cabins to Castles, Inc. Design/Build/Landscapes Shoreline Restoration 207-452-2997

Bonney Staffing & Training Center Temporary & Direct Hire Placements LAWN MAINTENANCE Call us with your staffing needs 892-2286 Rte. 302  Windham Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Care Newhall Construction Mowing-Cleanup-Brush cutting Framing/roofing/finish EXCAVATION Debris removal – Bark mulch Cellulose insulation – drywall Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Blaine Chapman 647-5255 743-6379 798-2318 K.S. Whitney Excavation Carpenter & General Contractor Sitework – Septic Systems Log homes – decks – remodeling Quality Custom Carpentry Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping Materials delivered Fully insured – Free estimates Specializing in remodeling & additions 25+ years experience Kevin 207-647-3824 207-527-2552 Jeff Juneau Naples Fully Insured 207-655-5903 Mowing-Landscaping-Seasonal cleanups EXERCISE/FITNESS CARPET CLEANING 207-739-9022 COUNSELING Dee’s BodyCraft McHatton’s Cleaning Service Durgin’s Personal Training, Aerobics, Pilates Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Ellia Manners, LCPC Seasonal cleanups Certified – Experienced Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water In Her Own Image/Counseling for Women Lawn care & Landscaping Bridgton 647-9599 Certified Technicians Call for brochure/Insurance accepted 207-739-9022 Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 FOUNDATIONS 207-647-3015 Bridgton LP GAS CARPETING Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors DANCE INSTRUCTION Bridgton Bottled Gas Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Harrison Tel. 583-4896 LP Gas Cylinders/Service Sales & Service The Ballroom Route 302   Bridgton Meadow Rd. (Sandy Creek Junction) Dance - Exercise - Yoga - Aikido GARAGE DOORS 207-647-2029 Bridgton 647-5562, 800-310-5563 Main St., Harrison, Maine Naples Garage Door Co. 207-583-6964 Downeast Energy/Denmark Installation & repair services LP Gas Bulk/Cylinders DENTAL SERVICES Free estimates CHIMNEY LINING Box 300, Denmark Naples 207-693-3480 The Clean Sweep LLC Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Tel. 452-2151 Chimney Cleaning Service Complete oral hygiene care – infant Roberts Overhead Doors Supaflu and Stainless Steel to senior Commercial/residential – free estimates Maingas Your Propane Specialist Chimney lining and relining Most dental insurances, MaineCare Now offering Master Card & Visa 1-800-648-9189 Dana Richardson 935-2501 207-647-4125 207-595-2311 Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell)

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Rice Tree Service – Sheldon Rice Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646 Handy Hands Property Maintenance Comprehensive custom service Caretaking – long or short term A-Z/lot clearing to structure & grounds care 647-8291 J Team Property Services Property security checks-Handyman repairs Snow removal – Painting/carpentry Fall/Spring cleanups – Lawn care Home/rental home cleaning Fully insured John England 207-650-9057 Vigilant Guard Security Property management and maintenance Wstn. Maine – 632 Rocky Knoll Rd, Denmark 207-739-9077

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties “At the Lights in Naples” Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land 207-693-7000

Complete tree service – free estimates Removal-prune-chipping-stump grinding Licensed and insured Utility and Landscape Arborist Waterford ME – 583-2474

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

WELDING Iron Man Welding/Metal Sales Fabrication and repairs No job too small Construction – homeowners or business Lge. inventory steel/metal in stock/spec. order 647-8291


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.



Part of the Chalmers Group

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

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

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED — for children’s camp in Naples, now through September. Rigorous work for one who knows how to keep buildings clean! $9 per hour; full or part time. Call 207-693-6414, or CHEF ­— Experienced line cooks e-mail for The Loon’s Nest, a summer 2t20 restaurant at the Kezar Lake Marina in Lovell, Maine. Please send SACO RIVER CANOE — & resume to F. Conary, The Loon’s Kayak is looking for dependable Nest, P.O. Box 490, Bryant Pond, delivery drivers who have a good ME 04219. 7t18 driving record and are able to independently load and unload canoes. LANDMARK HUMAN — Re- If you enjoy working with the sources is accepting applications public, and don’t mind having fun for Full, Part Time and Relief sup- while you work, then come see us. port persons to work for adults with Send resumes to Saco River Canoe developmental disabilities in the & Kayak, PO Box 100, Fryeburg, Bridgton and Oxford Hills areas. ME 04037 or e-mail info@sacorivMay include evening and weekend tf18 shifts. For application, please call 647-8396. EOE. 2t20 WORK WANTED CASCO HERBALIST — seeks three volunteer apprentices to assist with 2013 organic gardening season. Learn how to sustain herbals, medicinals, soft fruits & vegetables. Part time. Call 627-7561. 2t20 OFFICE ASSISTANT — at Winona Camps, Bridgton. Clerical duties including basic work in MS Outlook, Word, Excel & Access; e-mail, phone & correspondence; basic bookkeeping; 4 days each week: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays (including July 4th holiday weekend) starting June 7 through August 26. Summer camp opportunities for eligible children of employees. Send resume to: 2t20 MATURE STYLIST — for three person, relaxed atmosphere salon. Currently one stylist (owner) and one nail tech. Salon offers hair, nails, wax, tanning. Make your own hours, but must be available from noon to 4 p.m. daily, and have your own client base. Please call 647-8355 to discuss arrangements. Thank you for your interest. tf8

CAREGIVER — Responsible female needed to assist woman in motorized wheelchair with daily BN 20 needs. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. ATTENTION - 2 p.m. Lifting required. BackClassified line ads are now posted ground check, $9.75+/hour. Center on our website at NO EXTRA Conway 603-447-5253. 1t20x CHARGE! CLEANERS NEEDED — Jordan Rentals is looking for expeHELP WANTED rienced cleaning people to join CARPENTER — Jack-of-all- our team on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to trades needed for summer camp 3 p.m., throughout the summer in Naples, now through October. months. Applicants must be 18 Prior building experience required; years or older, be dependable, have supervisory experience a plus. Re- reliable transportation and a good tirees welcome. Full or part-time. vacuum. Competitive hourly rate. Looking for skilled, responsible Looking for cleaners in the Sebago person of integrity to join our warm Lake area and looking for cleaners family atmosphere. Call 207-693- in the Harrison area. Ask for Elaine 6414 or e-mail jobs@campsky- or Sonia at 1-800-942-5547. 1t20 2t20

Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center 186 Portland Road (Route 302), Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-8821 Fax: 207-647-3285





DOES ANYBODY REALLY — know what time it is? Watches for sale: new, used, mens, womens. Invicta, Seiko, Boccia, Freestyle. At Hawthorne’s Attic, Rte. 302, Casco. 1t20x

NAPLES — Off Rte. 35, quiet, one-bedroom, 1st floor, pine paneling, built-in book shelves, coinop laundry onsite, no smoking, no pets, 1st and one-month security required, $700 month, oil heat & electricity included. 207-899-5052. tf11

ROOMMATE WANTED — Private, immaculate home, new property, off Hio Ridge Road, Bridgton. 1st floor bedroom & private bath, laundry facility. $500 includes all utilities. Call Jon at 595-2969. 4t20x


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


LOVELL — Serene. Quiet. Very large apartment: 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, and living room with fireplace in new carriage house. $995 month includes electricity, laundry hookup, and 50% of heat. Mountain views and Kezar CONTRACTOR — Semi-re- Lake access. No pets/no smoktired, looking for plumbing and ing. 1 year lease/first and security electric work in the local area. Call deposit/reference check required. 5t18x 647-8026. tf45 (207) 221-2951. WORK WANTED — By day, BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom modweek or job. Call 627-4649. 4t19x ern, large apartment, excellent condition. Available now. $750 month, EVERGREEN CLEANING heated. No pets/smokers. Call 617— Eco-friendly home and office 698-0263. 4t19x cleaning. Camp openings, rental properties and much more. Great CASCO — Completely furnished rates, excellent references, fully rooms, heat, lights & cable TV ininsured. 207-253-2044. 10t13x cluded. $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-650-3529, ask for Tom. SPRING CLEANUP WORK tf20 — and summer lawnmowing. Tree NAPLES — Cottage, 2 bedroom, work, brush cutting, lot clearing, mulching, brush removal, light 1 bath, deck, water access, longtrucking, loam and more. Call 1- term June-November. No smok207-553-0169. 6t17x ing, cat or small dog ok. Off-street parking. Close to shopping & dinEXCAVATING – Have hoe, will ing. References, security & 1st travel. Site work, foundations dug, month. $750 a month plus utilities. back filling, septic systems, sand, 603-479-1081. 4t19x loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf44 BRIDGTON — 4,000-squarefoot condo located at 30 Headwall FOR SALE Drive, Shawnee Peak. May-December 2013. 3-bedrooms, game PLEASE CONSIDER – donating room, sauna, 3½-baths, views of your leftover garage sale items and Mt. Washington & Moose Pond your attic, basement and closet from all floors. Fully furnished, overflow to Harvest Hills Animal move-in ready. $1,500 per month Shelter. Go to our website www. plus utilities. References, first & for details or call last month’s rent & security depostf3 it of $1,500. Call 207-754-6230. 935-4358, ext. 21 4t20x GREEN FIREWOOD — $175 cord, loose cord. Cut, split & NICEST RENTAL — in the area! delivered. Call 583-4227 or 595- 2-bedroom brick home near Bridg4016. 12t19x ton/Denmark line, looking for $5 FOR TATTERED – U.S. Flag clean, quiet, non-smoking single when purchasing new U.S. Flag 3’x or couple with no pets. Immacu5’ or larger. Maine Flag & Banner, late and efficient, new paint and Windham, 893-0339. tf46 carpets throughout; kitchen appliances included. Full basement, FRESH GOAT MILK — daily W/D hookups, plowing & mowing at Harmony Farm. Maine licensed included. $875 month plus utilities. & inspected. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (207) 452-2441. FMI tf13 Wed.-Sun. 282 Maple Ridge Rd., Harrison. 4t19 WEST BALDWIN — 2-bedroom house, carpeted, 2 baths, small FIREWOOD — Seasoned or loft, washer/dryer/dishwasher. No green. Cut, split & delivered. Call smoking, no pets, quiet location. Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. $780 per month. 787-2121. 4t17 10t14x

CASCO — 3-bedroom apartment. Unfurnished, heat, lights & cable TV all included. Available May 1st. $1,250 per month. Section 8 approved. 207-650-3529, ask for Tom. tf15

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rate agenda paid for by “billionaire paymasters.” Indeed, Dr. Coffman was a former pulp and paper executive for Champion International and not the “environmental scientist” he claimed to be. And then, Jim Leamon from Casco weighed in with a letter to the editor to remind us of the now infamous Joe McCarthy of the Red Scare fame during the 1950s. To McCarthy, the real Communist threat to America did not come from China or Russia but from within American society: liberal politicians (chiefly Democrats), writers, and intellectuals whom he vehemently denounced. Of course, Richard Cross made his case in favor of Dr. Coffman’s conspiratorial position regarding Agenda 21 urging us all not to be taken in by “key words such as sustainable growth, sustainable forest, wetlands and sustainable population and/or smart growth as it presents a danger to eminent domain and freedom from government control.” Having witnessed parents, colleagues and friends economically ruined and socially ostracized for publicly speaking up to protect civil liberties, civil rights, economic justice, participatory democracy and environmental protection for ordinary working citizens by the tactics employed by Joe McCarthy, the reappearance of such stereotyping and scapegoating by such people as Dr. Coffman and his paymasters has caused me to question whether “all people are basically good.” Coffman went too far when he took on environmentalists who are about as

non-partisan and anti-totalitarian as it comes. McCarthy went too far when he claimed the U.S. Army was infiltrated by Communists and their sympathizers. Here’s to the free press and renewed faith that people are basically good if allowed to reason, non-violently speak their minds with civility, admit errors and learn from them, all the while maintaining an economic base for survival. Virginia (Tilla) Durr Bridgton

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To The Editor: Agenda 21 is, according to the United Nations, the U.N.’s agenda for land use worldwide in the 21st century. It started in 1976 with this statement concerning individual ownership of land: “Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice,” from the report of the 1976 United Nation’s Habitat I Conference. It went on further with this: “Individual rights will have to take a backseat to the collective,” Harvey Ruvin, vice chairman, ICLEI, The Wildlands Project. So, Agenda 21 is literally a zoning bylaw for the United States and the rest of the world from the United Nations. LETTERS, Page D

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from one another and be “good at heart.” Reporter Gail Geraghty’s account of Dr. Michael Coffman’s talk at Lake Region High School in opposition to the United Nation’s Agenda 21 action plan for sustainable living on the planet is journalism at its very best — not only her reporting, but the flow of responses led me to believe once again in the spirit of the free press to inform, engage ordinary citizens in useful dialogue and make a difference in the small world that I inhabit in Bridgton, Maine. For example, Dr. Coffman believes climate change to be a “scam,” that President Obama is “part of a plan by the Islamic Brotherhood to turn American into an Islamic controlled nation” and that local environmentalist are part of a conspiracy to erode the rights of property owners, was challenged by factual and temperate responses. “If I thought that the nonprofit communities were confiscating land or taking lands in less than fair market value — or exercising any authoritarian values — then I would be as concerned as they are. I’m a landowner and taxpayer too,” said Peter Lowell, executive director of the Lakes Environmental Association. Carrie Walia, Loon Echo Land Trust’s executive director, said LELT’s mission to “protect land for future generations” could only work with “willing landowners.” The Reverend Plaisted did research which exposed Dr. Coffman as a well-paid lobbyist for a far-right propaganda group funded by right-wing special interest including the Koch Brothers and others invested in creating disinformation to enact anti-environmental, antilabor, anti-union, pro-corpo-

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Marilyn S. Nelson

WESTBROOK — Robert St. Pierre, 76, of Westbrook, passed away at Maine Medical Center on May 11. 2013. He was born in Westbrook on Nov. 3, 1936, the son of Alfred and Phyllis St. Pierre. Bob resided in Westbrook, and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1956. After graduation, Bob joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea for a period of time. Upon his return, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Beverly Thorne-St. Pierre, and began working at the SD Warren Paper Mill in Westbrook. Bob worked his way up to supervisor of the Material Handling Department, the position he held until he retired in 1993. An avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He became skilled at tying fishing flies in his retirement. Known and loved by many, Bob will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Beverly St. Pierre; his brother, Richard St. Pierre of Portland; two sisters, Betty Freeman and Phyllis Hodgdon; a son, David St. Pierre of Sebago; two daughters, Pamela Bernardo of Westbrook and Kathleen O’Gara of Westbrook; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Carnley of Silsbee, Texas. A period of visitation was held on Wednesday, May 15 at the Dolby Funeral Chapel at 434 River Road in Windham, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with a service at 11:30. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to: The Westbrook Fire & Rescue, c/o Westbrook City Hall, 2 York Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Donald Sumner Barter, 92, of Boothbay Harbor passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 3, 1921, in Boothbay Harbor, the son of the late Alfred Augustus Barter 1st and Marguerite Adams Barter. Attending local schools, he was a graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1938. Once his schooling was finished, he joined a crew of young men from Maine working on a yacht owned by the Fisher Body Company on the Great Lakes. The vessel was requested by the U.S. Navy and Donald, along with the rest of the crew delivered the ship to Hoboken, N.J. It was shortly after returning to Boothbay Harbor that he enlisted in the United States Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor. In his first tour, he was assigned to the Portland area where he helped protect Maine’s coastline. During this tour, he met his future bride, Helen Joyce of Portland, at a dance on the Pier in Old Orchard Beach. After his tour in Portland, he was sent to the South Pacific where he was stationed primarily in New Guinea and the Philippines. While serving overseas, one of his duties was as part of a security detail for General McArthur. After completing his service with the Navy, he returned to Boothbay Harbor and he and Helen were married on Feb. 22, 1946. There, he built their first home and began a lifelong career in boatbuilding and woodworking. During his career, he worked for almost every one of the shipyards in the Boothbay Region at one time or another, as well as Bath Iron Works. In addition to his work in the shipyards, he built wooden skiffs and an occasional small sailboat at his home. There was almost always a boat that he built for sale on his front lawn. In 1960, he was offered an opportunity to work at a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the family moved there for several winters, but came back home to Boothbay Harbor to work summers and build a camp on a parcel of land he had bought on West Harbor Pond. The summer of 1965, he winterized that camp, remained in Maine and lived in that home for the remainder of his life where he particularly enjoyed the change of seasons, kept track of ice-in and ice-out on the pond and the departure and return of the different flocks of ducks each season. Although he officially retired at the age of 62, he was often asked to lend a hand on various projects by the builders of the region and was always happy to share his skills with a new generation of wooden boat builders. It was his love of ships and the ocean that showed through in all of his work. His life’s work culminated with the completion of a 16foot cedar strip pea pod boat rigged for sailing that he began about the time he retired. That work was soon interrupted during which time he lovingly cared for his wife Helen as she battled Alzheimer’s disease. The boat was finally completed in the fall of 1998. Unfortunately, the pond was frozen by then and not wanting to wait until spring after having worked on it for so long, the decision to launch it into the harbor was made. On this first trip, it hit a rock leading to what he termed its official christening, but it continued to float, so he considered his work a success. He sailed that boat on West Harbor Pond every summer until just the last few years. He enjoyed woodworking and loved experimenting with new skills. He was especially proud of his ship’s wheel clocks that he made for each of his children, which are proudly displayed in their homes. He was devoted to his children and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His generous spirit lead him to allow anyone who wanted to stop over to the pond for a swim and invited total strangers who wandered into the yard looking for a place to fish to drop in a line. He was a member of the Charles E. Sherman Jr. American Legion Post for many years. He volunteered each Wednesday afternoon for the past 17 years at the nursing home Bingo game at St. Andrews Village and was recently honored by the staff with a certificate for his lengthy service. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew him. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Helen Barter. Survivors include his daughter Joyce Barter of Bridgton; sons, Allen Barter of Boothbay Harbor and Alfred Barter, also of Boothbay Harbor; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his companion of recent years, Cynthia Dodge of Boothbay Harbor. Visiting hours were held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the funeral home, with Pastor Ami Sawtelle officiating. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay following the services. You are invited to share your condolences, photos, and memories with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www. Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home in Boothbay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to: The Gregory Wing Activity Fund, 145 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

SCARBOROUGH — Marilyn S. Nelson, 82, passed away on May 4, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness, with her son by her side. She was born on Feb. 13, 1931, to Joseph Bartlett Sherman and Victoria Antoinette Fossett. She was schooled in a one-room schoolhouse in North Scarborough and graduated from Gorham High School in 1948. After high school, she attended Westbrook Junior College in 1950 and Maine Medical School of Technologist from 1950 to 1951. Marilyn was a Registered Medical Technologist working at Maine Medical Center for 25 years, five of those years as Chief Medical Technologist of the lab. For many years, she worked at the family’s general store, O.E. Sherman & Son, and at several local florists where she obtained a love for working with flowers. With that love for flowers, she sold cut flowers at her small roadside stand at Westbrook Farmers Market for over 20 years. She grew flowers herself and maintained a one-acre parcel single-handedly. Marilyn always put family first and no sacrifice was ever too great when her family was involved. Her son can remember her wearing moccasin slippers all year round when they were little so she could afford to buy shoes for all the kids in the fall for school. She belonged to the South Gorham Baptist Church, Oswantha Garden Club, National Registry of Medical Technologist, Mitzpa Chapter #3 Order of Eastern Star, former member of Tops #43 Westbrook, Gold Badge Life Member of Scarborough Fire Department Engine 5 and Tank 1 and a member of Gorham Fire Department, as well. When Marilyn joined Scarborough Fire Department, she was the first active woman firefighter for the department. She also held the position of Department Clerk for many years. Most recently, her grandson Ryan became a fifth generation volunteer for Scarborough Fire Department, which she was very proud of. She was predeceased by her husband, Cleon M. “Pete” Nelson in 1974; a son, Joseph E. Nelson in 2008; and a daughter, Kristy L. (Nelson) Barbour in 2009. Marilyn is survived by her son, Cleon M. Nelson Jr. of Scarborough; a grandson, a granddaughter and stepgranddaughters, including Courtynye Bemis of Fryeburg. A period of visitation was held Thursday, May 9, at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Funeral services were be held on Friday, May 10, at the South Gorham Baptist Church, 53 County Road, Gorham. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth. Care for the Nelson family has been entrusted to the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home of Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to: The Scarborough Fire Department or Scarborough Police Explorers, 246 Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Glenn F. Moore LOVELL — Glenn F. Moore, 89, of Lovell and Lincoln Park, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He served as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific during World War II and was a teacher and coach for many years at a N.J. school. He worked at Trout Lake Camp in East Stoneham. Later, he and his wife of 65 years made their second home in Lovell, where they were active in the community and contributing members of the Lovell United Church of Christ. Glenn is survived by his wife, Claire; son Dan of Bridgton; son Doug; daughter Jeanne; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and countless family and friends. Donations may be made in his honor to the Lovell United Church of Christ or the Wounded Warriors Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 (

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Robert M. Adams SEBAGO — Robert M. Adams, 83, of Sebago passed away after a lengthy illness Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn. He was born in Oakland on May 7, 1930, the son of Joseph and Hilda Adams. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from military service in 1968. He later worked for General Electric as a Technical Publications manager, retiring in 1989. Bob was a member of Delta Lodge in Lovell, where he was past master; Kora Shrine Highlanders Bagpipe Band where he served as pipe sergeant; Sebago Historical Society; and past selectman in Sebago. One of his great accomplishments was running the Boston Marathon three times. He enjoyed taking care of his apple orchard, painting and woodworking. He loved golf and playing the “pipes” in the Highlander Bagpipe Band. Bob was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia Adams of Sebago; daughter, Candy-Jeanne Burke of Massachusetts; son, Scott Adams of Arizona; stepson, Scott Livermore of New Hampshire; stepdaughters, Lori Brunell of Massachusetts and Beth Jenkins of New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew; and a brother, Ronald M. Adams of Bridgton. A service will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Sebago Community Church, Route 107 in Sebago. Burial will follow in the Sebago Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn ME 04210. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston.

Lester F. Wood RAYMOND — Lester F. Wood, 48, passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home. Lester was born in Portland on Feb. 27, 1965, the son of Leonard and Susan Wood. He grew up in Falmouth and Raymond. He was a 1983 graduate of Cheverus High School. He earned his associate degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Maine Technical College. Upon graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Waterville, he was appointed Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff, where he served for 16 years earning the rank of sergeant. Since leaving the Sheriff’s Department, he has been employed by Bowdoin College as a supervisor for Campus Security. Lester served his community whole-heartedly including several years on the volunteer fire department and as an Animal Control Officer. Lester was often thought of as a quiet man that wouldn’t be the first to strike up a conversation with those he didn’t know, but once he opened up, his sense of humor was one of the first things people would take note of. He was known for his strong work ethic and his willingness to help others in their time of need, always putting others ahead of himself. Lester is survived by his fiancée, Deborah Cole-Hall with whom he resided in Raymond; his mother, Patricia Wood of Saco; two sisters, Pauline Wood and In Loving Memory Amanda Wood; two brothers, Leonard Wood II and Lawrence Wood; and seven nieces and Oct. 15, 1959 – May 14, 2001 nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Leonard Wood; and his sister, Paulette Wood. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home on Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A funeral Mass will be at St. Gregory Church, North Raymond Road, Gray, on Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Raymond Fire and Rescue Department.

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Irl, today at Church, I said a prayer for you at the stained glass window and repeated “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” This beautiful window was dedicated to you and your wonderful mother. It has three lilies symbolizing our family. This beautiful window will stand forever as a memorial to my beloved son and his mother, my wife. You will always be in my heart. I love you, Irl, and miss you so very much. Your loving father, 1T20

GORHAM — Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lurvey, 84, of Gorham, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Scarborough. Born in Bethel on Sept. 10, 1928, Betty was the daughter of the late Willis and Ethel Capen Ward and was the beloved wife of Roy Lurvey to whom she was married on Dec. 23, 1949. Betty was educated in the Bethel elementary schools and graduated from Gould Academy in 1946. During her teenage years, she worked summers at the Wyonegonic Girls’ Camp in Denmark. After graduating from high school, Betty entered nurses training at the Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston, where she graduated in 1949 as a Registered Nurse. She was married the same year and went with her husband, who was in the Navy, to San Diego, Calif., where she worked as an RN for 3 1/2 years. In 1954, after her husband was discharged from the Navy, they returned to Maine where she worked for Vito’s Bakery and was known for decorating beautiful cakes. Betty also worked for Fairchild Semiconductor and numerous other companies. Her great interests were gardening, sewing, playing the piano, spending summers at Shore Hills Campground, as well as at Ocean Point in Boothbay. Betty was well known for her banana bread and whoopee pies. She was a member of School Street United Methodist Church and the North Congregational Church in Groveville. Betty was predeceased by a son, Michael, in 1987. Survivors include her husband, Roy, of 63 years; daughters, Sandra Humphrey of Limerick, Kathryn Day of South Hiram and Rebecca Normandeau of Mexico Beach, Fla.; sons, Paul Lurvey of Standish and David Lurvey of Gorham; sister, Joan Howe of Bethel; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her beloved pet, Maggie Mae. An hour of visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham where a celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Autism Society of Maine, 728 Main Street, Winthrop, ME 04364.


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Lillian (Hamwey) Hamaty, 91, of Bridgton and formerly of West Roxbury, Mass., passed away on May 9, 2013. Lillian lived with her son and his family for the last three years in Bridgton. She stayed active playing Bridge, using her computer and watching the Red Sox. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Hamaty. Lillian is survived by her children, Barbara Ladouceur of Granger, Ind. and Charles (“Chuck”) Hamaty of Bridgton; four grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Charles, Alan and Robert Hamwey and Louise Beaulieu. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox in Boston, Mass. Lillian was laid to rest with her beloved Edward at the Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery in Boston. Contributions in Lillian’s memory may be made to the church or to the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton, ME 04009.

Claudette C. Richardson CASCO — Claudette Carter Richardson, of Casco, died at her home where she lived with her daughter on May 13, 2013. She was born in Lewiston in 1934, the daughter of Fred and Marguerite Carter. She moved to South Portland as a young girl and graduated from South Portland High School in 1953. She worked for the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters her senior year and continued working there until her children were born in 1962. She enjoyed being a homemaker, knitting and being with her grandchildren. She was known for knitting Christmas stockings for many people. Claudette was predeceased by a son, Brian Richardson of Biddeford, who passed in 2003; two brothers, Albert Carter of Kansas and Leo Levesque of Lewiston; and a sister, Jeannette Beety of Scarborough. She leaves behind a daughter, Anita L. Ratigan of Casco; a brother, Roger Carter of Ohio; a stepsister, Carmen Carter of Scarborough; and five grandchildren. An hour of visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. immediately followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. Burial will follow at Steep Falls Cemetery.

Dr. Lorraine E. Tolman ACTON, MASS. — Dr. Lorraine Enid Tolman, 92, of Acton, Mass. died Monday, March 4, 2013 in the Life Care Center in Acton. She was born in Cambridge on June 14, 1920, a daughter of the late Dean J. and Amy K. (Richardson) Tolman. She served as a corporal with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. She graduated from Boston University in 1957 with a doctorate in Library Science. Dr. Tolman was a professor in Boston University’s School of Education and a librarian at the university. She was named to the Hall of Fame for the New England Educational Media Association, advocating for the association and for school libraries in New England. She authored grants for Boston University that allowed gifted teachers to leave the classroom and become certified librarians. She was also awarded the Ida M. Johnson Alumni Award in 1999. Later in life, Dr. Tolman volunteered at the Council on Aging in Wellesley and as the church librarian at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church. She was an intrepid swimmer, tennis player and walker and participated for many years in the “Walk for Hunger.” She enjoyed spending summers in Maine. She leaves several cousins and friends, especially her friends and staff at Life Care of Acton, where she lived for several years. A graveside service is being held on Thursday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the Harrison Village Cemetery, Front Street, Harrison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Parish UCC of Harrison and North Bridgton, P.O. Box 95, 77 Main Street, Harrison, ME 04040. To offer online condolences, please visit www.joycefuneralhome. com

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(Continued from Page D) But what does the United States Constitution say about land rights and what does the Maine State Constitution say about private property rights? For you see, it is the United States and Maine Constitutions that we in public office swear to uphold, not the U.N.’s dictates. Neither I, as a member of the Harrison Planning Board, or anyone else elected anywhere in the Untied States of America swear to uphold any U.N. dictate, but instead we all swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. There are those who write into The Bridgton News wanting U.N. Agenda 21 implemented. They are free to deed their land to the United Nations, but they are not free to tell elected and appointed public servants, who have sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, to ignore their oath and support a U.N. dictate. The Maine State Constitution in Article IX, General Provisions, states the oath one must take to serve the public in Maine. Section 1. Oaths and subscriptions. Every person elected or appointed to either

of the places or offices provided in this Constitution, and every person elected, appointed, or commissioned to any judicial, executive, military or other office under this State, shall, before entering on the discharge of the duties of that place or office, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: “I, (name) do swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of this State, so long as I shall continue a citizen thereof. So help me God.” “I, (name) do swear, that I will faithfully discharge, to the best of my abilities, the duties incumbent on me as (position) according to the Constitution and laws of the State. So help me God.” Rev. Bob Celeste Harrison

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To The Editor: As a Bridgton News subscriber and reader, I feel compelled to respond to the News’ expose of the maniacal plot to control the world through the preservation of woodlands and open space. I had thought that weeks of rambling letters to the editor on the subject might be enough, but the newspaper’s

(Continued from Page D) with large numbers in Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, Pakistan, Afghanistan and, a distant cousin, the Alewites who control Syria. Sunni Saudi Arabia is the guardian of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Its monarchy is strongly influenced by extremist theologians who despise Shism as a heretical sect and routinely condemn its members. That complicates the political life of the kingdom where there is a large concentration of Shia in the eastern, oil-producing provinces of the country. The ruling elites doubt their loyalty and fear Iran’s appeal. The kingdom has given financial bribes to keep its youth from following the democratic routes taken by cousins in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen. The conflict, therefore, is both religious and geopolitical, a toxic combination. It seems likely that the money and aggressive stance of Saudi Arabia and smaller Persian Gulf states (whether official or private) are behind attacks on Shia and

their shrines in Pakistan and Iraq and are openly responsible for promoting rebellion in Syria and suppressing it in Bahrain. Iran has not openly reciprocated, perhaps hoping for a return of the tolerable relations with Saudis as in the recent past. Still, Tehran considers Riyadh an ally of the United States and Israel in their anti-nuclear campaign against Iran and rebellion in Syria. Tehran seeks to embarrass the Saudis by giving lethal aid to Hamas in Gaza and by its violently anti-Israel rhetoric. In the middle are the Sunni Arabs of Egypt, Turkey, Jordan. Their people may prefer Iran’s tough line against Israel and America, but their rulers need Saudi and U.S. resources. This is the tinder that failure to resolve the internal Syrian conflict could set aflame. If Iran and the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah are sucked into the conflict in order to save their ally in Damascus, Saudi Arabia and its smaller, wealthy friends will not be spared. Nor will

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developers of McDonald’s, Walmart or other commercial ventures, those officials will not have taken power via a third world style coup. They will have been elected via the workings of democracy. After all, the American president who was the greatest advocate for preservation of undeveloped lands for the future, was Theodore Roosevelt, as in war hero, Rough Rider, “carry a big stick” Roosevelt — hardly a sushi-eating tree hugger, but possessing an understanding of the vital importance of preserving large areas of lands in their natural states. Some of the ramblings of the world takeover conspiracy article — for example, the alleged plot to reduce the world’s population by six billion in five decades (through mass murder? the sheer detrimental impact of open space? — the conspiracy believers do not say), are too bizarre to warrant comment. When the fears of the “open space world takeover” conspiracy believers are scrutinized beyond the frenzy, it becomes apparent that what they actually fear are capitalism and democracy — when the exercise of both lead to results they disfavor. Kenneth N. Margolin, Esq. Newton, Mass.

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editor apparently thought the conspiracy fright worthy of front page news. I will keep my focus local, though the principles apply nationally. Most of the beautiful preservation lands in the Lake Region have come about through voluntary land donations or conservation easements granted by property owners, or by purchases of land for preservation, by groups such as the Loon Echo Trust (I have donated to, but do not speak for Loon Echo). If an individual has accumulated enough wealth to own substantial tracts of land, and wishes to insure that the land is preserved undeveloped for future generations, that individual is exercising his right to do what he wishes with his property — in other words, practicing capitalism. If the Loon Echo Trust or any other conservation-minded organization, gathers enough funds to be able to purchase for preservation, land in the Lake Region, for market value or more or less than market value, depending on what the owner of the land is willing to accept, that is pure capitalism. If there are elected officials with a vision of the Lake Region that includes sufficient undeveloped parcels of land for hikers, hunters, snowshoers and snowmobilers, as well as land for the


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A dynamic future – changed by choices

(Continued from Page D) enough cash to pay for the transaction. The business owner did not accept credit cards or debit cards. The protocol: The storeowner accepted the cash that the customer had on hand, and took as collateral the person’s driver license. The stranger asked what he would do if he was pulled over by a law enforcement officer; and the businessman said he could say that his license was behind the counter there. The difference was $4. I had money in my vehicle — enough to cover the remaining cost. I wanted to say, “Wait a minute. I have an idea.” You see, my mind told me to halt the interaction taking place before me, and offer to pay for the gas. But, my voice remained mute and my body stayed in place. If I

had acted, perhaps, the storeowner would be relieved of his worry of not being paid, and the customer would get his driver’s license back. But, how would the person re-pay me the $4? Was it safe to give out my home address, which is what I would do if I suggested he use my mailing address to return the small financial favor? Or, would I trouble those involved by saying leave the money for me at the store, and I would swing by to get it later? Was it best to just assume the $4 — if given away — would be chalked up as a loss? Or would it transform into a karmic gain? Did it even matter? (Lots of thought takes place in a little bit of time.) Well, this moment was like a movie scene about an out-of-body experience, in which the patient is floating above the hospital bed

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looking down at his or her own body. I just stared at the people playing out the scene. I kept silent, and did not move with my body’s bantering suggestions. Driving away, I scolded myself for not acting in the way my mind had imagined. It would have been so easy. What had held me back? Was it rational thinking? Was it conventional thinking? Was I drawing on parental advice and the many life lessons on how to avoid getting “screwed over?” Had “Don’t Interfere” actually been imprinted into my mind so harshly that it would inhibit my natural inclinations? During my summer between high school and college, my older drama club friends returned from their first year at college. They shared the theories about infinite futures that they had

studied. The future is not a straight line of a predestined life mapped out like a red pencil mark drawn on a map. Instead, the future is dynamic — always in flux, evolving or atrophying with every decision made. Each person’s future is like those electromagnetic balls with arcs of light inside; and when human fingers touch the glass, the arcs alter their paths. Along that line of theory — what would have happened if I had offered to cover the $4 charge? Perhaps, it might have eased the customer’s growing frustration. It might have lessened the storeowner’s concern about another financial loss at the gasoline tanks. If I had acted as I had imagined, would my actions have changed the future just slightly? Perhaps, my inter-

ference would have delayed the driver — placing him on the road just as a truck failed to brake and T-boned his vehicle, causing the jammed glove box to fall open revealing $4 in loose change. After that accident, he would vow to always carry enough money for at least a quarter tank of petro. Really, it seems like helping out a person in line at the grocery store by covering a few cents or a few dollars would not have a huge impact on the world order. However, an insurance company advertisement illustrates otherwise. According to that commercial, each act of kindness results in another being passed on by the person who received it. The viewer can follow the movement of the “kind act” since it is shown like a contagious colorful animation, spreading

through the city while being reflected in the sparkly glass skyscrapers. I discussed the gasoline debt dilemma with a yoga teacher, who said it was fine to not always act in those situations. Maybe the customer would have been offended if I had offered to pay. And, it is fair to question whether or not it would have been an act of martyrdom on my part — especially if I was compromising my safety or financial security. So, does this recent human interaction, or non-action, warrant a change in my behavior or have a learning lesson? I have decided to carry around $4 — just in case I decide to act differently next time. If nothing happens, I will spend the money on ice cream and chill out on all the “what ifs.”

(Continued from Page D) day, Sept. 17, I posted it on my website and it ran in the newspapers the following Thursday, the 20th. For weeks afterward, I had to listen to President Obama tell the same lie on several television programs and at the United Nations. I vented my increasing rage again in a Web post Sept. 25, which ran as another column the following Thursday in various newspapers. I watched as the Mainstream Media jumped all over Mitt Romney for even commenting on the attack. I watched as CNN’s Candy Crowley helped President Obama keep the lid on his lies dur-

ing the second presidential debate, which she moderated. Then, I watched Romney wimp out on Benghazi in the third debate and Obama cruised to victory. Now, finally, it’s unraveling. The Mainstream Media is being shamed into covering the emerging scandal they’ve studiously ignored for eight months. They know they can’t ignore the testimony of the three, brave whistleblowers last week. Monday I watched their faces at the press conference as their hero embarrassed himself by his continued, arrogant stonewalling. They weren’t going to be his lapdogs anymore, but he hasn’t realized

it yet. The president also denied knowing anything about his Internal Revenue Service officials targeting conservative groups for harassment until it was reported as a Friday afternoon story three days before. I don’t believe that, and, as I watched their faces during the press conference, it looked like those reporters didn’t either. They knew that history was about to repeat itself as members of the House of Representatives — controlled by the opposite party — will soon form up and ask the same question over and over: “What did the president know and when did he know it?” According to

our Constitution, the House has sole power of impeachment. The worst part of this, however, is the brave soldiers who died at their posts because someone twice gave the order for their rescuers to “stand down.” Then there’s Sean Smith, the State Department computer expert who died that day with Ambassador Stevens. His mother commented Sunday: “I want to wish Hillary a happy Mother’s Day,” she said. “She has her child. I don’t have mine because of her.” Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

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A touch of class: How to be dashing and debonair

(Continued from Page D) fit of jealousy. People just don’t appreciate “quality” anymore. Being simply dashing, my financial advisor agrees, makes considerably more sense for me, since to dash requires only a flaunting of convention and a good

deal of devil-may-care elan. Fortunately, I have always displayed these qualities in abundance. And best of all, to dash costs nothing, which is… exactly the amount I have left in my bank account, after my overly-debonair April. Dashing is actually a sort of trompe l’oeil of

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pyramidal beer display, creating something of a ruckus, I’m afraid. But the clatter called even more attention to my boldly “styling” outfit. A young lady, finding me sprawled underfoot as she reached for a four dollar bag of pork rinds, regarded my getup and emoted with great sincerity, “Pbbbt, nice feather!” And then she laughed gaily. From the floor, I doffed my hat while the young thing, still laughing, actually bowed. She must have been moved, or why else the

tears through her laughter? Her awe must be forgiven. In Lewiston, there are not a great many opportunities to rub shoulders with the truly stylish. In America, in fact, clothes don’t make the man but they can unmake him. Your tonier businessmen are required to flaunt $1,000 suits and $10,000 watches and $40,000 cars, or how else to assure themselves that they have arrived? These men get their money by selling things to other men in thousand dollar



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