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SAD 61 looks to cut $200,000

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer How big of a cut will it take to pass the SAD 61 budget? Following last week’s rejection of the $26 million proposal, which represented a 3.6% increase, school board members attempted to decipher what was the mindset of taxpayers as all four district towns voted down the budget. Director Richard Merritt of Sebago reported that folks he talked with at Jordan Store suggested that the $125,000 pulled from the maintenance account to cover unexpected PCB removal at Lake Region High School should be subtracted from renovation project funds. Merritt agreed, feeling the budget could be reduced by the $125,000 and existing student programming would not be impacted. Director Donna Norton of Casco warned fellow board members that unless a significant cut was made, a similar result could

occur. Citing how Casco would have been hit with a 13% hike if the previous budget passed, Norton has heard from a number of residents that they simply can’t afford the steep increase. Norton suggested a possible cut target of $300,000. Bridgton Director Leslie Niemy, however, remained unconvinced the vote spoke truly about how most taxpayers feel since just 853 residents turned out to the polls last Tuesday. “I’m not sure what percentage of voters turned out, but that number (853) seems like there is a lot of apathy out there,” she said. “When only 853 people vote, that says a lot to me about what is happening in our school district.” A member of the public attending Monday’s meeting at Lake Region High School echoed Niemy’s comment, saying “That’s NAPLES RESIDENT RUSS LITTLEFIELD, with the American Legion Post No. 155, takes a moment to reflect following the a sad number.” Two expenses that drove the Memorial Day services at the Village Green.

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CDC to serve as group’s conduit

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer There’s plenty of creative ideas floating around town these days when it comes to building a bright economic future for Bridgton. Much of it is coordinated by the Office of Community and Economic Development — but some of it is not tied to the town, such as ideas brought forward by an unofficial group that meets regularly called Citizens For Responsible Growth. Last week, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz decided it was time to bring everyone involved in economic development to the same table. So they came, from the Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Community Development Committee, the Planning Board, the Economic Development Corporation and

the Citizens For Responsible Growth. In all, there were 15–20 people, meeting with Berkowitz and OCED Director Alan Manoian, in a non-posted meeting on May 25 at the Municipal Center (Berkowitz said the lack of public notice was an oversight on his part). The result was a consensus to have the town’s Community Development Committee, which is overseen by Manoian, serve as a conduit for all that creative energy coming from ordinary residents, many of whom were inspired by the last six months of public debate over big box stores and fast food chains. From now on, residents who have ideas for improving Bridgton’s vitality should bring those ideas to the IN HARRISON a scout places flowers at the Veteran’s Monument at Memorial Park (left). The Grand Marshal of the Ronald committee, which will serve as a G. St. John V.F.W. Memorial Post #9328, Arthur “Junior” Mowatt Jr., waves to parade onlookers (right). CDC, Page 10A

Casco experiences a change in the guards FD like family business

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — For Jason Moen, the opportunity to step into the position of Casco’s fire chief is similar to taking over the family business. After all, he spent 26 years serving as a firefighter for departments in Naples, where he grew up, and in Casco since 1995. His son is a junior firefighter in Casco, following in father’s footsteps of public safety service. When Moen decided he would run for the position of fire chief, he and his wife “talked about the commitment level. She thought it was a great idea.” “My wife is 110 percent supportive of me,” he said. Moen takes his family on a two-week camping trip every July, during time set aside as vacation from his full-time position as Deputy Chief of Police in Auburn. When time permits, like

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FIREFIGHTING RUNS IN THE FAMILY —The newly named fire chief for Casco Fire and Rescue Department, Jason Moen (center) stands with his sons, (right) Ben Moen, age 14, and Cody Moen, 16. (De Busk Photo) most Mainers, Moen enjoys In mid-May, the Casco camping, boating, water ski- Fire and Rescue Department ing, winter skiing, fishing and conducted their formal meethunting. ing, and fellow workers chose Moen will have a little less Moen for the position. spare time, because in mid“It was more of a vote of May he took over the job when confidence. They voted me former Fire Chief John Small into that position, and their retired. FIRE CHIEF, Page 3A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – The South Casco Post Office’s lobby transformed into a party atmosphere with luscious cake, bright colored balloons and a card for everyone to sign. When residents stopped in to check their mail on Tuesday, some came bearing gifts — not to be mailed off, but presented to the woman who for the past decade stood behind the counter. The gifts were for a woman who frequently shouted amiable greetings to patrons through UP FOR HER NEXT CHALLENGE — Retiring postmaster an open mail box door while Catherine “Cathy” Larsen plans to take on a new challenge (De Busk Photo) she distributed letters into their — a crusade for those with autism. proper slots on the other side. Postmaster Catherine “Cathy” Larsen tried to refrain from tearing up as she read Established 1870 what people had written on her P.O. Box 244, 118 Main St. poster-sized card, and accepted Bridgton, ME 04009 generous hugs, well wishes, gift 207-647-2851 bags and a bouquet of flowers. Fax: 207-647-5001 After 33 years with the postbnews@roadrunner.com POST OFFICE, Page 9A

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dog, and having a sense of humor. It is serious business we conduct, but we are able to have fun doing it. Q. What do you see are the three key issues facing the town, and how do you propose to address them? 1) Future growth of our town which includes an updated Comprehensive Town Plan. What is needed now is a procedure to enforce the CTP which is what we have initiated and will see through to completion.  2) Initiating new ways of cost savings and increase revenue streams. One example of cost savings is to coordinate with other SAD 61 town managers and SAD 61 administration to work with the state to change existing funding formula. An example of increasing revenue stream would be to

increase recycling in the town which may be accomplished through education. I proposed a project where the Library and the Community Center would join forces to educate the public about recycling and any increase in recycling would result in the savings for the town to go to their organization for a certain amount of time. 3) Dispatch:  Either way the vote goes, this topic will involve much of our time, in the upcoming year. There are two reasons that I feel dispatch should go to county. One is because the efficiency report suggested this and the second reason is the large amount of savings to the town not only this year, but each year moving forward.   Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? BRIDGTON, Page A

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Four people are vying for two, three-year seats on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, at the polls on June 14 — Paul Hoyt, Bernard “Bernie” King Jr., Ken Murphy and Bob McHatton. The Bridgton News asked each candidate the same four questions, so voters could have an understanding of where each one stands on local issues. Their responses are listed below in alphabetical order. Candidate: Paul E. Hoyt Biography: Paul has been married for 25 years and has three daughters and four grandchildren. He has lived in Bridgton since 1997 and has vacationed here, since 1956. Currently employed with the US Postal Service, he retired from the US Navy, following 21 years of service. He is currently serving a three-year term as a Bridgton selectman. A member of the New Heights Baptist Church in Bridgton, he also has been a softball umpire for 25 years, is a Past President and Charter Member of BRAG, and he has served on various recreational committees. Q. Why did you decide to seek office and what strengths would you bring to the position? A. Community involvement has always been important to me, whether it was coaching and umpiring, serving on the board of BRAG as president, or serving on different town committees. I initially ran so that I could be more involved in Bridgton town government and am now seeking re-election as a selectman because I feel I have positively impacted the town and would like to continue to be involved in the initiatives that are currently before our Board. I have really enjoyed my first three years on the board and have found some of my strengths to include being open-minded, willing to initiate discussion on difficult topics, creative problem solving and being able to think outside the box, being a budget watch-

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in the ’60s. I have served on the Budget Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Transfer-Bulky Waste Council. I was elected to finish the term of Selectman George Hanscon when he became ill, and have since then been re-elected to two more terms on the Board of Selectmen. As a selectman, I have made it a priority to attend various town committee meetings on a regular basis in order to be familiar with the work of these committees. Q. Why did you decide to seek office, and what strengths would you bring to the position? A. In my second full term, the town has come under a lot of criticism from certain elements. I believe the people trust me to make good decisions to bring the town back together and serve their needs. Q. What do you see are the key issues facing the town, and how do you propose to address them? A. I think that major issues now facing the Town of Casco include the location of the town office, the infrastructure of the town, and use of town-owned land. I would like to see the Memorial School renovated and used for the town office,

and I am open to suggestions and ideas from the people of the town. Casco has many roads and bridges that need upgrades and improvements, not only for continued safe travel, but to preserve property. I would like to work with the Open Space Commission to develop ways to use our town-owned lands. I also feel it is important for Casco to continue work on regionalization, to develop more ways to work with and cooperate with our neighbor towns. Candidate: Tracy Kimball Biography: I have lived in Casco for 15 years. I am married and have 3 children, ages 4, 7 and 19 years old. I work at Unum Group as a Research Specialist supporting the benefits operation with researching and obtaining claimant information from external sources such as national databases, vendors, law enforcement agencies, the Internet and more. I have been with Unum since 2002. A more detailed work experience profile is available at www.kimball4casco.com. I have two college degrees, one in Business Administration and another in Computer CASCO, Page A

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(Continued from Page A) A. YES and that process has already been initiated by the current board. With 64% of every tax dollar paid by Bridgton taxpayers to SAD 61, it is time that the current formula for distribution of state funds to Maine school districts be reformulated. In order to accomplish this, we need to pursue this change aggressively in coordination with the four town managers/boards of selectmen and SAD 61 administration in going to Augusta and having a united front to show them the inconsistencies of their formula for distributing funds to school districts in Maine. Q. If you could make one change in town government, what would it be? A. The people are the government but feel sometimes that they don’t have a voice, so I would like to see more people come to our Board meetings with their concerns and suggestions to help guide us as a board, because we are there to do the people’s business. I’d also like to see a much larger percentage of the townspeople vote. One other adjustment I would like to see is for the town referendum vote to be on the same day as the SAD 61 budget vote to increase voter turnout. Candidate: Bernard “Bernie” King Jr. Biography: Worked for the Town of Bridgton from 19772010 as a police officer. Designed and wrote the

J.A.I.L. (Justice And Individual Learning) program for juvenile offenders to participate in instead of going to court, that has been utilized by the police department and received a copyright from Library of Congress. Author of the current bicycle ordinance for Bridgton. Worked with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to help curtail drug activity. Member of School Administrative District #61 Board of Directors for nine years (three years as chairperson). Member of the Town of Bridgton Budget Advisory Committee for two years and act as the chairperson presently. Have 25-plus years experience in labor/management relations. Coached middle school football and girls softball. Have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics since 1984 and was leg leader from 20062010 Served in the United States Air Force. My wife, Lori and I have been taxpayers for 20-plus years. I have three children that all graduated from Lake Region High School Q. Why did you decide to seek office and what strengths would you bring to the position? A. I am announcing my

candidacy for one of the open positions of Selectman for the Town of Bridgton. If elected I will assist the current Board of Selectmen in ensuring the voice of the community is heard. I have always been recognized as a team player. I foresee the economic future for the Town of Bridgton as exciting with the formation of the Community Development Committee as well as the Comprehensive Plan Committee. I support both. I, like the current Board of Selectmen, am a strong believer in fiscal responsibility and accountability to the taxpayers to the Town of Bridgton. I will analyze the budget in an objective and responsible way to separate the needs versus the wants and make a concerted effort to hold down taxes. I am dedicated to public service. I will be a responsible, dedicated, positive and caring Selectman and want to be an active participant in governing our great Town of Bridgton. I love being involved in government, a team player who is dedicated to getting tasks done. Instead of sitting back and complaining about something or maybe have a good idea about something, I can be more involved and maybe help in making changes. Q. What do you see as the three key issues facing the town, and how do you propose to address them? A. Decline in state revenue sharing funds — results in raising local property taxes to

maintain municipal services. SAD #61 budget — 64% of taxpayer dollars goes to the school budget. We need new businesses to provide jobs, raise tax base. Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? A. March 1 citizen’s initiative Q. Final comment? I did not support the two referendums regarding formula restaurants or “big box” stores because they were too restrictive. A positive aspect of this, however, was that a committee was formed to review the current comprehensive plan of Bridgton to see if anything may have to be changed to be more attractive to people to bring businesses and tourists into town. This review was long over due and I welcome it. Candidate: Ken Murphy Biography: A member of the Bridgton Planning Board, a board member of the Bridgton Community Center, a member of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, as well as chairman of the Bridgton Festival of Lights, Depot Street Festival and Bridgton Earth Day CleanUp. He is also a member of the Bridgton Lions Club and the Bridgton Community Development Committee. He is an U.S. Air Force Veteran and retired from Sears in 2007, with

(Continued from Page A) expectations are high when it comes to administrative skills,” he said. “It’s going to be up to management to take it to that next level.” Not only does Moen have administrative goals in mind, but those goals are on paper and ready to be enacted. “We are in the process of establishing a management team for the fire department, re-doing the positions, and doing interviews,” Moen said. He said the department will have a management team in place by Monday. Those on the

team include an assistant fire chief, two deputy fire chiefs and two captains. “We are rewriting job descriptions,” he said. The restructuring of department responsibilities is the next logical step in formalizing the policies and procedures the fire department has adopted. Moen refers to it as “public safety management.” “Part of my goal is coming up with a management plan that addresses personnel, performance, projects, and problems. Those will be the areas we will focus on,” he said. “You look at a problem: one of the things

we are facing is lack of daytime coverage. It’s because a lot of our folks are working out of town. That’s a problem with volunteer organizations. Fire departments around the country are struggling with that problem.” On the other hand, one of the objectives under the category of personnel: providing proper training for new volunteers. “We’ve been blessed with a lot of members this last year. And, we need to get those people trained,” he said. “More members—that is encouraging for us.” He is focused on the admin-

istrative transformation, and any other goals that are on the distant horizon. “For now, getting that management plan into place is most important. Once, we get those established we can look to the future of the fire department. Once we get that good and solid, we can see what else we might want to accomplish,” he said. And, Moen isn’t daunted by the task at hand. “It’s also fun for me. You might say it’s more like a family business,” he said. “The fire department is a great group of people.”

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Four candidates seeking Casco Board of Selectmen seat Science. I am also a Maine statelicensed Intermediate EMT. I worked with Casco Rescue for almost nine years. When my oldest son was younger, I enjoyed helping coach soccer and baseball teams. I am also a co-leader for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. During my time in Casco, I have volunteered on committees such as the Public Safety Committee and, most recently, the holiday toy donation program. Q. Why did you decide to seek office, and what strengths would you bring to the position? A. I think Casco is a wonderful community, full of caring people. I am running for a position on the Board of Selectmen because I believe we all have a responsibility to participate in the success of our community, and I want to be on the forefront of bridging community need

to community action. I bring this position a fresh perspective, solid organizational skills and well-rounded work experience with a proactive, resolution-based philosophy that can meet the needs of a diverse environment. Most of all, I believe I bring a passion for my community and want Casco to be proud to have me represent them at this level. Q. What do you see are the key issues facing the town, and how do you propose to address them? I believe a highpriority facing Casco’s Board of Selectmen today is putting town government back in line to operate at a level that works toward community growth. I work hard for my money. As a taxpayer, I want to trust that my tax dollars are being spent addressing issues that make my community better and not spent regurgitating issues that

don’t belong in this forum. I am overwhelmed with the support I have received during this campaign by those ready to move forward and get back to business. In today’s economic climate, finding a way to promote local business growth and opportunity is challenging, at best. However, I believe that it is possible to bring Casco the growth that we need to keep up in today’s economy without losing the community values that make Casco so special. We are a town rich in natural resources and attractions. By working together with other government leadership venues, we can leverage protecting those resources while capitalizing on revenue opportunity. For those that know me, read the local papers, or have been involved with board activity, it’s no secret that getting the

town office project moving has been high on my list of challenges to the board. I think the distractions that the board has been faced with these last months have made it difficult to manage the decision-making process that this project mandates. It’s time to get this project off the staging block and into development. I believe it’s time to clean up Casco’s to-do list, make decisions and move on. Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? A. The school budget has become a difficult issue to find a seemingly reasonable resolution for. The recently rejected budget appears to show that those involved in the system and watching the budget feel

(Continued from Page A) ing office again this term is because I want to be involved and participate in the steady, coordinated growth of the town. I also bring 23 years of experience serving on the Board of Selectmen. Q. What do you see are the three key issues facing the town and how do you propose to address them? 1. Dispatching — Until the state mandates the town to regionalize dispatching, I feel strongly that we should maintain our own town dispatch-

ing services. Also, the Board should look into state and federal grants to help cut the cost to the taxpayers. 2. The “Yes” and “No” vote for McDonalds and big box stores — I strongly disagreed with the wording of the articles. I felt that the way the articles were written would have shut down new business growth in the town of Bridgton. What is needed is the creation of a defined commercial district with land use regulations that would address requirements

for landscaping, architecture, signage and traffic to create a commercial district that would protect the image of the town of Bridgton. 3. Town Budget — The Board of Selectmen has done a good job working on a very difficult budget. I would disagree with cutting funds to the library and cutting funds to our community center while, at the same time, providing for a $150,000 increase in the road program, which was done in the budget for 2010-2011. I think that the road program could still have had an increase but monies could have been utilized so that the community center and library budgets would have been funded at the existing level. Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? A. I would like to see the four towns making up SAD 61

band together to work with the state in changing the existing funding formula. This formula is definitely out of balance with other school districts. The state needs to redistribute the funds so that SAD 61 can receive a more fair allotment of school funding. Q. If you could make one change in town government, what would it be? A. The town has experienced several years of disruption in the police department. With the hiring of a new chief and the addition of new police officers, I feel the Board of Selectmen should work with the new Chief and sincerely provide the necessary tools he needs to effectively operate his department. Looking ahead, I would like to see the town address the possibility of a Public Safety Building which would house the fire department and the police department. This structure should be located on Routes 302 or 117.

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that more needs to be done to make this right. I am always in favor of cooperative effort in any forum, and in this case, if that means communities should band together to approach the state to pursue changes in the state funding formula – I would encourage such a mission. Q. If you could make one change in town government, what would it be? A. If I could change one thing about town government, I would like to see it easier, simpler and more expeditious to move projects and decisions through the bureaucratic pipeline. The tedious nature in which issues are addressed can be frustrating. Though it is understandable that some items warrant thorough review and consideration, not every decision is so difficult that it requires extended hours, resources, or taxpayer dollars, to redundantly revisit conversations and avoid commitment to progress. Candidate: Mike London Biography: I am a retired military vet. I am 100% disabled and from the VA. I have four lovely grandchildren — one graduated from Lake Region High School, one is presently a freshmen at Lake Region High School, one is currently at Songo Locks Elementary and one is a cute little devil. I have a son and daughter in-law that live in Casco, and a daughter that lives in Bridgton. Q. Why did you decide to seek office, and what strengths would you bring to the position? A. After attending town meeting and seeing that the selectmen are paying no atten-

tion to the people. I would pay more attention to the people of the town and not a select few. Q. What do you see are the key issues facing the town, and how do you propose to address them? A. The first issue is we have 37 properties belonging to the town and it is time that we sell those to help with the town budget. The second issue we need to decide where to have the town office, whether it is going be at the Memorial School or at the old bank before we spend $120,000 for a new roof on the school. The third and last issue is we have to work with the townspeople about continuing to plow town roads. They pay the taxes, and they should get some service. Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? A. All four towns should have an organization to talk about the school budget and not just leaving it to the school board. Q. If you could make one change in town government, what would it be? A. What I would like to see is the selectmen stop bickering back and forth and let the town manager do his job and stop trying to do it for him. Candidate: Carroll Morton Biography: Member of the Casco Board of Selectmen; member of the American Legion Post 215 in Casco; 75 years of age, married to wife Irene; father of six adult children and MORTON, Page A

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SAD 72 voters reject 10% value factor for Academy

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By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – Casco Public Library Director Carolyn Paradise said some patrons have commented they cannot imagine a community without a library. Yet, if the voting public does not support the approximately $65,000 the library has requested, the library will be forced to dip deeper into its endowment at a pace that will result in clos-

ing its doors in the next three years, according to Paradise. “It’s a very difficult situation to be in. People are asking for more services, but we can’t afford it,” she said. The library’s fate will be decided at town meeting, which takes place at the Casco Central Fire Station at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. The library’s financial needs are among the warrants for the proposed 2011-12 budget,

which totals $2,835,115. Like a politician in the final days before election, Paradise has been engaged in a campaign blitz that includes mailing out postcards, sending emails, and making phone calls to garner community support prior to town meeting. The constant activities of raising awareness and fundraising have taken up most of the library director’s time, and left the bulk of library duties to local volunteers, she said. The library endowment was set up so only the annual interest could be used — to pay for (Continued from Page A) maintenance. However, for the is a “proud grandfather.” past five years, the endowment Q. Why did you decide to seek office, and what strengths has been covering the budget would you bring to the position? deficit. Every year, the cost A. I would not like to quit. With three years of experience as a of maintaining the library has selectman, I have knowledge of town affairs. increased, and the salaries of Q. What do you see are the key issues facing the town, and the sparse staff have stayed the how do you propose to address them? same, Paradise said. A. More openness. LIBRARY, Page A Q. With the school tax making up a large percentage of the budget, is it time for towns to band together to fight the state to change the existing funding formula? A. Yes, it’s time. Q. If you could make one change in town government, what would it be? Antiques, Consignment, A. Better communication between the town office and the Used Items, Collectibles board of selectmen. Flea Market Tables Available

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lost over $2.1 million in state subsidy since 2008. “Program reductions have been entirely Kindergarten through Grade 8,” MacDonald said. The IVF is paid to private academies that educate public high school students for major capital improvements and renovations to facilities. SAD 72 is not required to pay an IVF greater than 5% of Fryeburg Academy’s tuition rate or $500, whichever is less, unless the legislative body votes to authorize the school board to pay a higher IVF. The school district’s current 10-year contract with Fryeburg Academy, signed in 2004, has SAD 72 paying a 10% IVF to the Academy — that was when the Maine Department of Education paid the full amount of the IVF. Then, in 2009, the Maine Legislature changed the law to allow only 5% IVF, or no more than $500 per student, be subsidized by the state. Since 2009, Fryeburg Academy has negotiated with SAD 72 to reduce the IVF. However, this year, Supt. MacDonald said, Academy trustees “declined to do that” for 2011-2012. When asked to speak at the annual budget meeting last week, Headmaster Lee said he was unsure he would be speaking at all and said he came “woefully unprepared” to do that. Lee said the Academy is trying to “maintain the status quo.” Seven years ago, Academy officials decided they wanted “to enhance and improve our campus,” but there was “no predictable flow of students from the District,” Lee said. As for the 10% IVF, Lee told the attendees at the SAD 72 annual budget meeting, “That

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — School Administrative District 72 voters resoundingly defeated an article last week that would have paid a total of 10% Insured Value Factor to Fryeburg Academy for educating its high school students. The result of the secret ballot saw only 44 SAD 72 voters in favor of the higher IVF for Fryeburg Academy, while 112 were opposed. All other articles on the SAD 72 budget warrant passed as presented. Bad news for Fryeburg Academy Headmaster Dan Lee said the Academy would be in a vicarious financial situation, if taxpayers failed to authorize the higher 10% IVF. Lee said Fryeburg Academy is already facing a potential operating deficit approaching $400,000, and said the loss of almost $230,000 in IVF would be dire. “Clearly, that would swell our deficit and push it over $650,000. That is not sustainable — Fryeburg Academy will not last, at that level of deficit.” However, the headmaster’s statements didn’t sway SAD 72 voters. Superintendent of Schools Gary MacDonald told the over 150 people gathered inside the Molly Ockett Middle School May 26 that, as far as he knows, Fryeburg Academy is the only private school in the state that has received greater than the state mandated five percent IVF. He also said Kindergarten through Grade 8 programs would be negatively impacted, if the higher IVF amount were approved by voters. He underscored the fact that the current proposed budget is $900,000 less than the SAD 72 budget was in 2008 and that the District has

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Police and court news

Items appearing on the Bridgton Police blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, May 24: 10 a.m. A local woman reported a case of identity theft, specifically that her late husband’s identity was being used. A police officer referred the caller to the

Federal Trade Commission. 10:33 a.m. A caller advised that their calf bull had returned to its home on Wildwood Road. 12:19 p.m. A caller reported a porcupine under their house on Main Street. 9:58 p.m. A report of an

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A 53-year-old man from Bridgton had to be subdued with pepper spray, after he allegedly assaulted a police officer on Thursday. In addition to being arrested for assault on a police officer, Arthur G. Sandoli Jr. was also charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Sandoli was transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland where he was released after posting bail.

Fails to register

A 36-year-old man from Bridgton was arrested by Bridgton Police Tuesday evening for allegedly failing to comply with the Maine Sex Offender Registration Act. Three Bridgton Police officers arrested Richard Doner who was also charged with violating conditions of release. Doner, who was still in the custody of the Bridgton Police later Tuesday night, was expected to be transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Doner, whose last verified address was in Biddeford in January of this year, has an out-of-state conviction for sexual assault on a minor and, therefore, is required by Maine law to register as a sex offender whenever he changes his town of residence.

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CASCO — A 38-year-old man from Naples was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and having a loaded firearm in his vehicle, following an alleged road rage incident on Route 302 here over the weekend. Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Philip Martin, following the incident that was reported just after 5:30 p.m. on May 29. According to police, a couple from New Hampshire and their two-year-old child were headed west on Route 302 when they had to pull over to the side of the road in order to allow a Maine State Police cruiser with its emergency lights flashing to go by them. A red Ford Excursion operated by Martin was apparently unable to merge back in to traffic as soon as he would have liked and he pulled up behind the couple and allegedly pointed what appeared to be a shotgun out the window toward the couple’s car, police said. The victims allowed Martin’s vehicle to pass theirs by pulling over, however, they told police that Martin then pulled over on he State Park Road and threatened them by allegedly pointing a shotgun at them. The couple then called police and trailed Martin’s vehicle until a deputy arrived and stopped it on the Edes Falls Road in Naples. Martin posted bail and has been released from the Cumberland County Jail, according to an intake officer at the jail on May 31.

unwanted subject at a residence on Chadbourne Hill Road resulted in the arrest of Harold H. Hanlon, 57, of Bridgton who was charged with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct by using offensive words and gestures and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Wednesday, May 25: 11:33 p.m. Mark S. Clark, 36, of Bridgton, was charged with operating an all-terrian vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, after he was stopped by a police officer at the intersection of Portland Road and Sandy Creek Road. Clark was released on bail. Thursday, May 26: 5:16 am. A motorist reported that they had struck a piece of metal on Harrison Road (Route 117) and had oil and antifreeze running out of their vehicle. The Bridgton Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and took care of the fluids that leaked from the 2005 Ford Taurus that had to be removed by a tow truck. 9:27 a.m. Aluminum was reported stolen from a North High Street location. 4:47 p.m. Items were reported stolen from a store on Main Street, and Bridgton Police arrested Kenneth G. Meisner, 33, of Bridgton, and charged him with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 6:59 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Junior Harmon Field on Main Street. 9:11 p.m. Police responded to a report of a barking dog on Bell’s Point. The Animal Control Officer was notified. Friday, May 27: 6:08 p.m. A caller reported that they returned home to Martel Lane and found the front door open and their “cat mangled as if it had been stomped on.” The responding officers advised “that it appeared that the cat had been killed by some sort of poisoning.” 9:21 p.m. Bridgton Police charged Michael Murphy, 50, of Clearwater, Fla., with operating a motor vehicle while

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Pond Road resulted in Deborah A. Leighton, 50, of Naples, being charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Leighton was released on personal recognizance bail Sunday, May 29: 1 a.m. A traffic stop on Portland Road (Route 302) near Raspberry Lane resulted in Scott D. Kilton, 30, of Bridgton, being charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Kilton was released on personal recognizance bail. 1:39 p.m. No injuries were reported, when A 2001 Toyota Camry operated by Melissa Berry, 36, of Bridgton, struck a deer on Sandy Creek Road. The deer had to be dispatched. 7:30 p.m. A subject reported seeing three foxes in a field off Route 117. 10:34 p.m. Police investigated a report that a male with long hair and wearing jeans and a black shirt tried to pull

out a screen and get in through a bedroom window at a Pond Road residence and then left on foot toward Cross Street. Monday, May 30: 9:56 a.m. Anthony McLaughlin, 50, of Oxford, was issued summonses for criminal mischief and cultivating marijuana, after a subject reported McLaughlin had allegedly smashed the windshield on their vehicle at Bell’s Point in North Bridgton. 1:20 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 1999 International truck owned by the Town of Bridgton Fire Department and operated by Paul S. Field, of Bridgton, collided with a 2006 Hyundai Elantra operated by Martina Coburn, of Sebago on South Bridgton Road near Ray Whitney Road. 8:19 p.m. A report was received that a coyote or fisher just went through a yard on Kennard Street. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 18 summonses and 135 warnings.

FRYEBURG — The following is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from May 23 through May 28, 2011: Monday, May 23: 6:20 a.m. Criminal mischief was reported on Porter Road. 11 a.m. A police officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Portland Street and a report was taken. 12:20 p.m. A burglary on Porter Road was reported. Tuesday, May 24: 1 p.m. Suspicious activity at a bank on Main Street was investigated. 2 p.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue personnel on West Fryeburg Road. 10:30 p.m. A report of unwanted subjects on Smith Street was investigated. 11 p.m. A welfare check on Smith Street resulted in the arrest of Jessie Barter, 30, of Fryeburg, for endangering the welfare of a child.

11:50 p.m. A report of unwanted subjects on Smith Street was handled by the responding police officers. Midnight Police responded to a disturbance on Smith Street and peace was restored. 12:50 p.m. A motor vehicle accident occurred on Main Street, and a report was taken. 5:27 p.m. A police officer responded to a harassment complaint on Cobb Street, and a report was taken.

Thursday, May 26: 11:55 a.m. A report of a disturbance on Andy Lane was unfounded. Saturday, May 28: 2:48 a.m. Suspicious activity at a campground on Lovell Road was investigated. 8:40 p.m. An animal complaint on Chatauqua Road was taken care of by the responding police officer. 9:45 p.m. A police officer responded to a report of a possible burglary on Massey Harris Road.

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FLOODED — The 2011 Mississippi River flooding is the worst PICKING UP THE PIECES — After a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., residents try to piece back together their lives, since the Great Flood of 1927, inundating towns and farmland gaining assistance from the American Red Cross. (Photo by Allen Crabtree/American Red Cross volunteer) up and down the river. The flood crested in Vicksburg on May 19, more than 14 feet above flood stage and higher than the 56.2 feet record set in 1927. Shown here is the historic Yazoo Mississippi Valley RR Station in downtown Vicksburg, now inundated, and a Red Cross Information Station.

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By Allen Crabtree Volunteer, Public Affairs Southern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross The 2011 Mississippi River flooding is the worst since the Great Flood of 1927, inundating homes, businesses, towns and farmland up and down the river. The flood crested in Vicksburg on May 19, more than 14 feet above flood stage at 43.0 feet and higher than the 56.2 foot record set in 1927. The American Red Cross has responded quickly, opening shelters for residents forced to evacuate their homes, and providing food, emotional counseling, and emergency financial support. One critically important service that the Red Cross has been providing to residents affected by the flood is vital information to help keep them safe. American Red Cross Information Stations have been set up in nine locations in central Mississippi, where flooding threatened homes, farms and businesses. Paige Roberts, Red Cross Public Affairs Manager for this disaster relief opera-

tions said that the goal was to provide residents with important information to help them respond safely to flooding, including how to prepare for evacuation, how to keep themselves safe when they returned to their property after flood waters recede, and where Red Cross shelters have been set up. An Information Station has been established on a grassy bluff overlooking the flooded river in downtown Vicksburg. Residents have been stopping in to talk to the American Red Cross volunteers there, asking about Red Cross services and what to do to cope with flooding. Marsha Robinson, a Red Cross volunteer in Vicksburg from Davidson, Michigan spoke with resident Roy Wilson. “My 79-year old mother has had to evacuate her home just upriver because of the flooding, but she is safe and eager to come back home once the waters recede,” Wilson said. PREPARED, Page A

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Blue Star banners awarded to local military families HARRISON — The Harrison American Legion and VFW Auxiliary turned out in force to honor area servicemen May 22. Commander Steve Wentworth opened the meeting and Sen. David Hastings read and presented a sentiment from the Maine Legislature recognizing Post 139 of Harrison for its efforts in supporting those serving in the armed forces of the United States. Former State Commander Paul L’Heureux assisted Commander Wentworth in presenting certificates of honor and Blue Star Banners to area families. They were presented to:

Bill Haynes of Waterford, in honor of his son, PFC Preston H. Haynes, U.S. Army, now at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Barry and Sarah Bernard of Harrison, in honor of their son, Sgt. Brian A. Gerry, U.S. Army of Ft. Hood, Texas; Doug and Paula Holt of Harrison in honor of their son, Sgt. Ryan M. Holt, USMC of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Cecil and Anita Barker of Harrison, in honor of their son, SSG. Steven P. Barker of Ft. Devens, Mass.; Cynthia Wentworth of Bridgton, in honor of her son, 1st Sgt. Jeremy M. Wentworth

of Ft. Jackson, S.C. All but PFC Haynes, who is still in training, have served at least one tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Representing the town of Harrison were Town Manager George “Bud” Finch, Town Clerk Judy Colburn and Selectman Kathy Laplante. Another ceremony of this kind is planned for August. If you know of anyone deserving a Blue Star Banner, which is having a family member serving on active duty, National Guard or Reserves in any capacity, call Wentworth at 647-2544.

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES – When residents go to Town Meeting on Wednesday, not only will they be approving the municipal budget, but also they could be putting revised and new ordinances on the code enforcement books and changing some specifically zoned areas. The annual town meeting is June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Naples Municipal Building Gymnasium. According to Town Manager Derik Goodine, the proposed $2,836,000 budget correlates to a Mil rate of $1.56 per $1,000 of valuation, which is two cents less than the Mil rate for the current 2010-11 budget. The majority of the warrants

dealing with the town budget are closed, he said. Therefore, residents are limited to accepting the amount or voting for a lower one. However, three budget-related articles can be opened by the community, and adjusted up or down, Goodine said. Those line items are General Assistance, Road and Highways, and Town Maintenance. In each case, the Naples Board of Selectmen recommended a higher dollar amount than the Naples Budget Committee did. Because of the current economic climate, the selectmen upped the General Assistance account from $7,000 to $10,000, an amount Goodine said is more appropriate for the number of residents relying on

the town’s social services. A ray of hopeful news shone on Naples’ deteriorating roads as well as those with a few minor pot holes. According to Goodine, the price of pavement was quoted lower than he had expected: $60 per ton of pavement. “I might be able to pave a few extra miles,” he said. The town’s road improvement plan calls for putting down the base layers and binding materials during this road construction season. Then, two years later, the surface material will be placed. “I wait two years to put top coat on. That allows me to identify areas that are too thin, or have surface problems,” Goodine said.

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Excess flows from failing systems along the town’s sewer system are compromising Bridgton’s ability to bring further development to the downtown. That’s the verdict from a

final inspection report done by Wright-Pierce Engineering, and selectmen will soon have to confront a hard choice: do they want to ignore the deficiencies, and simply build bigger beds at the end of the line, or do they want to enforce the sewer ordinance,

and require users to repair their systems? “Ray Turner and Mark Hatch, to their credit, said we need to run and manage a professional system,” said Alan Manoian, Bridgton’s director of Economic and Community Development, of

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BLUE STAR HONOREES — Front, from left, Sarah Bernard, Anita Barker, Paula Holt and Cynthia Wentworth; back, from left, Paul L’Heureux, Barry Bernard, Cecil Barker, Doug Holt, Bill Haynes and Steve Wentworth. So, when residents approve borrowing $500,000 for upgrades to area roads, they are committing to a secondary expense in 2012-13 for finishing those roads at a later date, he said. Goodine clarified that the town’s road improvement fund is entirely separate from Naples’ share of expenses from the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to reconstruct the Causeway and build the new

Bay of Naples Bridge. Another warrant that residents will vote on is whether or not to allocate Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Funds from the waterfront and downtown district. The TIF funding would cover the payments due on two bonds, which the town took out to pay for the town’s portion of the bridge and Causeway construction, installing fire suppression pipes underground, and revamping the Historical

Society Museum, where the new information center will be held. If approved, TIF funds would also be applied toward the next two phases of the fire-suppression pipe project as well as paying for the Fourth of July fireworks. The annual pyrotechnical display costs $5,000. To preview the town meeting warrants, people can go to the town’s website, http:// townofnaples.org/.

the two sewer board members who have reviewed the report. Manoian said Turner will be recommending to selectmen that they use remaining grant funds from the sewer study to go back and inspect all of the users in the system, to provide a complete view of all sources

of water infiltration into the system. Wright-Pierce selected around a dozen properties to inspect for their limited study, conducted last December, which included septic tank inspections and house-tohouse inspections. The results

found three areas of excessive inflow/infiltration — Main Street and Mechanic Street, Harrison Road near Pondicherry Square, and the parking lot behind the House of Pizza. A 1,000-gallon septic tank

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After 33 years, Larsen bids farewell to post office

(Continued from Page A) al service — seven of those as Postmaster in South Casco, Larsen bid farewell to a job that has sustained her family and fulfilled her desire for a career when her children had grown. “I have enjoyed working for the post office, it has afforded

my family a good lifestyle. It was nice to be able to work part-time, and be with my children, and help them with college tuition payments later,” said Larsen, who put in 22 years with Naples post office and spent three years commuting to Bar Mills Post Office.

High-tech trip

Members of the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation will be traveling by van next Tuesday, June 7, to tour the Maine Advanced Technology Center at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. “It’s a super economic hot spot right now,” said Bridgton Economic and Community Development Director Alan Manoian. The Technology Center supports the workforce training needs of advanced manufacturing companies that use advanced composites materials by providing training for workers in composites and advanced technologies. The corporation members will meet with the center’s director, Deborah Mattson, who will answer their questions and provide advice about ways the center can benefit Bridgton’s existing and future industries. The members will be traveling in a van provided by Bridgton Academy, and Manoian expects the ride to the center and back will provide opportunity for members to brainstorm about industry attraction.

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(Continued from Page A) “I appreciate this flood-sense information the Red Cross has provided us, but also the fact that the Red Cross is there in our community to help out during these trying times.” That sentiment was echoed by Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong as he stopped by the Information Station. “The Red Cross has been a good neighbor, helping the people in Vicksburg when we most needed help,” Chief Armstrong said. “When disaster occurs, we know that the Red Cross will be here at our side.” Information Stations were also set up at other central Mississippi towns in the flood zone. Belzoni resident Cynthia Carter received flood information from Red Crosser Karli Epstein at a Red Cross Information Station in her hometown. “God bless the Red Cross – you are here when we need you,” she said. The 2011 flooding of the Mississippi, while a huge disaster, is also a relatively slow-moving one compared to the rapidity that a hurricane can strike. Instead of days or weeks in which residents can plan, evacuate and move to higher ground, a major hurricane could come ashore with only a few days warning. The American Red Cross urges everyone to be prepared now, before disaster strikes, by assembling an emergency evacuation kit and preparing an emergency plan for the entire family, including the family pets. Hurricane season will soon be upon us, and the Red Cross wants everyone to be safe should disaster strike. Allen Crabtree of Sebago filed this story to give local readers an inside look at the American Red Cross in action.

“I will pop in just to say ‘hello’ now and then. It’s not going to be my second home,” she said of the South Casco Post Office. “I am leaving it behind.” Will she be wearing house slippers and puttering around the house, playing tag with boredom? Will she be donning a widebrimmed straw hat as she lovingly tends a summer garden? No way, Larsen said. She finds gardening too mundane, and she doesn’t plan to slow down long enough for boredom to catch up. Instead, she plans to get certified as an autism spectrum specialist through the Maine Autism Society. She hopes to use those new skills to assist autistic children and their families at the local elementary schools. She wants to provide

parents with resources, letting people know where to turn for help. When she discovered her granddaughter, now 8, was on the autism spectrum, Larsen’s family went through the turmoil and frustration of not knowing, of not having agencies follow through with much needed help. “We had nothing,” she said. “We were supposed to get a case manager. We heard promises, but nothing. Someone should have been checking up on our family, but none of that materialized,” Larsen explained. “You have to be proactive. You can’t pick up phone, talk to someone. You would still be waiting for that return a phone call. You have to be outspoken,” she said. According to Larsen, the

biggest gap is when state-operated child development services stop and the public school system takes over. The schools do what they can, she said. Larsen envisions helping in special needs classrooms. If parents are seeking more information, she’ll step forward with resources that she will have compiled. “I am passionate about it. That is going to be my crusade,” she said. “If I can make it easier for one family, it’s worth it to me,” she said. Meanwhile, on the family front, Larsen has five grandchildren who live on the same road where her Naples home is located. Her husband of 44 years, who is twice retired, has been handling the responsibility of getting grandchildren to the bus

stop in time, and being there to greet them when the bus drops them off. “I’ll be able to take that off his plate, so he can go fishing more often,” she said. Larsen’s sister said she is always in motion, always busy, but able to complete the goals she sets. “I am the one who plays hide-and-seek with children outside, and plays softball, and climbs the trees,” she said. “I am the one who is outside playing with the kids while the adults are making dinner.” Recently, her 10-year-old grandson said he couldn’t wait for summer to arrive. Larsen asked him if the reason was because school was out, and he would be free from homework. She said, “He responded, ‘No, because you will be retired this summer.’ ”

Casco Library seeking taxpayers’ help (Continued from Page A) “The town gives us less than 40 percent of our budget,” she said. She added the library’s budget was decreased by 10 percent from last year, but her department is asking for more help from the town. “This (amount) is really to just keep the library open,” Paradise said. The majority of the Casco Finance Committee voted against the library’s budget request. “The library made a request that was twice what they requested in the past,” Finance Chairman Holly Hancock said. “Their request doubled in a year when there is less money. We haven’t even offered the town employees a raise in three years.” “We felt challenged to double what the town is contributing to the library,” Hancock said. However, on May 24, the Casco Board of Selectmen opted to support its local library with the requested funding. According to Selectman

Ray Grant, who voted with the majority, the library shouldn’t continue to use its endowment to make ends meet. “If they keep using their endowment, they won’t have any money left,” he said. “It’s not really an increase. It’s an increase for the town’s share, but not an increase in the budget,” Grant said. In another warrant vote, Grant would like to see the town do away with its responsibility for wintertime maintenance of public easements. The finance committee’s calculations show a savings of $105,000 if the town didn’t plow public easements, he said. “I don’t know any other town in the area that does plow private roads,” he said. “Naples doesn’t plow them. Raymond doesn’t plow them.” “It costs more to plow private roads because you have to use more sand. In the long-run, it will cost us more to plow per mile if we have private roads (public easements) in the contract,” Grant said.

He said he doubted community members would vote at town meeting to discontinue the winter maintenance of those roads, because the town has been plowing them for the past 25 years. According to Hancock, the finance committee did not support finding savings by skimping on snow plowing. “There are a number of public safety issues related to plowing. We don’t provide a lot of services in Casco. That is one of the few we do provide. I voted to continue sanding and plowing the roads,” Hancock said. According to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton, the proposed budget ($2,835,115)

represents a 2.84 percent increase over the current fiscal year budget. The proposed budget is $76,420 more than 2010-11, he said. “However $75,000 of the increase will come from reserves, so it’s not a tax increase,” Morton said. If the budget passes at town meeting, the impact to the mil rate will be zero, he said. Grant said zero is a number that taxpayers like to hear. “We are pretty much flat funded from the year before,” Selectman Grant said. “I can’t see anything that we could cut. It’s the school (budget) that’s going to raise our taxes,” he said.

Sewer system woes (Continued from Page A) at 277 Main Street was found to be deteriorated, and the 1,000-gallon tank at 260 Main Street “does not appear to be rated for traffic loads and is in very poor condition,” the report stated. However, those tanks aren’t the major problem. “Preliminary inclinations are that the excess flows in the system are from inflow sources on private property,” the report states. The report stated that the town’s two sewer beds, at the lower ball field and Dodge Field, are exceeding the capacity of their waste discharge license during spring rains, but otherwise are operating below capacity. In addition, improvements made in 2008-2009 by installing two additional fields and OxyPro treatment units should serve the town well. Manoian said the town’s sewer line ends at the foot of Main Hill, so there is no system to serve the upper part of downtown, including the historic William Perry House that is undergoing restoration. He said that in the future, selectmen will need to begin discussions on possibly expanding the system to serve that part of Main Street, and possibly also consider expanding it to serve Portland Road as well. “It’s putting us at an economic disadvantage” not to be able to provide sewer service to downtown properties, he said.

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CDC to serve as citizen’s group conduit (Continued from Page A) clearinghouse of sorts. “It’s not a question of control. It’s a question of being able to get these things to the right people,” said Community Development Committee Chairman Mike Tarantino, who suggested the joint meeting to Berkowitz and Manoian. Tarantino has been active in the Citizens For Responsible Growth meetings, and said that many in the group “felt that they didn’t have any way to get their ideas to different committees.” The citizens’ group was initially formed to fight the March 1 referendum that sought to ban big box stores and fast food chains, but has since broadened to include residents on both sides of the issue. When they continued to meet after the referendum was defeated, town officials balked at first, since several members of the citizens group also serve on the Community Development Committee. A legal opinion from the town attorney, however, established that Tarantino and CDC members Mark Lopez, Chuck Renneker and Ken Murphy had the right to meet privately if they wanted to, and to discuss anything they want. If the town’s on first base, and the citizens group is on second, the question for Tarantino becomes one of “How do we get to home plate?” Berkowitz said the meeting was a logical next step following the April approval by the Board of Selectmen of a new charge for the Community Development Committee, which has spent some time in limbo since creation of the Economic Development Corporation. The CDC used to be called the Economic Development Committee, but selectmen, in a 3-2 vote (Doug Taft, Earl Cash opposed) opted for a mission

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statement that focused more on “quality of life” issues, and less on business attraction and expansion — the latter being left up to the corporation. Tarantino convinced selectmen to allow the CDC to form subcommittees, which could arise from some of the creative ideas being brainstormed by the Citizens For Responsible Growth. Alternatively, some ideas from residents could be referred directly to Manoian’s office, or to the corporation, depending on the nature of the idea. “I was concerned that there was a duplication of effort going on here,” Berkowitz said. “We needed to try to channel all of those great creative efforts so that the CDC can act as a hub, so that ideas coming from outside can get vetted.” Berkowitz said the need for the meeting became clear after Manoian told him he’d gotten a call from a member of the citizen’s group, Adam Grant, who had an idea for a commerce park on land owned by Hancock Lumber on the eastern side of Route 302 south of Sandy Creek. Berkowitz said Grant told Manoian he’d talked to a cousin who works at Hancock Lumber about his idea. That’s when the red flags went up; Berkowitz said Manoian “heard it as (Grant) saying he was acting on behalf of the town,” although Manoian’s recollection was disputed by some at the meeting. “Anytime someone is doing something on behalf of the town, there has to be some clear line of authority for him to do that,” Berkowitz said. “You can’t just go out willy-nilly on your own.” Berkowitz said the need for a “line of authority” was clarified at the meeting for all con-

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cerned. “Any person may have an idea — that’s their own business. But they need to realize at some point it’s going to require approval” by an official body, be it selectmen or the voting public, he said. “If we’re going to try to improve Bridgton, we’re going to have to work together on ideas — and the town office is not the sole generator of ideas,” Berkowitz said. The CDC’s members are currently Tarantino, Lopez, Renneker, Planning Board members Murphy and Dee Miller, along with Jim Mains Jr., executive director of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Tarantino said the committee, which meets twice a month, is looking for new members. They have been meeting at 7 a.m. Mondays, but Tarantino said he’d like to have one of those monthly meetings be held at night, so more people could attend. “There’s a lot going on, but we’ve got to be transparent about things,” he said.

The mission of the Community Development Committee is as follows: “The Bridgton Community Development Committee acts as a recommending body which advises the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the Office of the Town Manager, and the Office of Economic & Community Development on planning for the community’s “quality of life” consistent with the goals established in the Bridgton Comprehensive Plan. The committee will continually address issues related to community development (i.e., comprehensive planning, growth strategies and management, community services, sustainable neighborhood development, and affordable housing development) and will be responsible for identifying and overseeing regular opportunities for direct public review, comment and input on various community planning and development policies, practices and implementation procedures.”

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taxpayers that they voted for the high school renovation project, and must pay the bill. With that premise in mind, Ordway recommended a reduction of $200,000 — which was reached based on the overall increase of the recently rejected proposal ($905,000) minus the debt service payment on the high school project ($705,000). Before the meeting closed, the $200,000 figure dropped to $115,000 as directors learned that the 8th Grade Transition program had been scaled back by one teacher, reducing that line by $45,000. An additional $40,000 was trimmed from the retirement incentive line. Superintendent Patrick Phillips will ask his Leadership Team to find other areas to cut to reach the new target. Those recommendations

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proposed budget to a $900,000 increase were the first payment on the LRHS renovation project ($705,000) and an anticipated spike in health insurance premiums. The district had budgeted for a 6% increase, but the actual figure came in at 6.5% (which means the new amount adds $17,000). Bridgton Director Laura Ordway said folks she talked with were somewhat “confused” regarding where cuts could be made. Some suggested that teachers take a pay and benefit cut. Ordway pointed out that those areas were out-of-bounds since pay and benefits were set through contract negotiations. Ordway said the board needed to simplify information being sent out to taxpayers. She also helped set a proposed cut target by reminding

will be presented to the school board this Monday night, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Lake Region High School. Although the school board did not officially open Monday’s meeting to public comment, Robert Levesque of Casco did offer a statement for officials to consider. Levesque, who sponsored a

series of advertisements before the referendum recommending a “no” vote on the budget, reiterated that SAD 61 has one of the highest per pupil costs in the state. “The numbers just don’t add up,” he said. “You have more work to do.” The public will be able to comment on recommendations at Monday’s meeting.

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SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT — Casco resident Louie Page holds his flag-waving daughter, Gracie Page, 16 months.

AT ATTENTION — American Legion Post 155 Commander Cathy Merrill stands at attention during a rendition of The StarSpangled Banner during Monday’s Memorial Day Services in Naples. Members of a Boy Scout troop follow suit, and remove their hats.

VINTAGE FLAG HOLDERS — Two members of Brownie Scout Troop #1964, (from left to right) Hannah Leighton, IN HONOR OF VETERANS — Lake Region High School 8, of Naples and Wilhelmina O’Brien, 8, of Casco, hold the Band member Emma Walker plays Taps after the wreath is American flag prior to Memorial Day services. placed on the Veterans’ Memorial in Naples.

International awards for 3 Lions

NAPLES — Three Lions from Naples were presented international awards from the Lions Clubs International at the recent Maine Lions District 41 Convention at Sunday River Resort. Past District Governor Harvey Buzzell was presented the International Leadership Medal by International Vice President Wayne A. Madden of Indiana. Madden was in Newry representing the Lions Clubs and International President Sid L. Scruggs III, who named Buzzell for the honor. Buzzell has been responsible for a number of leadership roles since his governor’s term in 2008–2009, including the development and founding of a new Lions Club in Saco and a continuing attention to eye screening for preschool children. Also recognized during the weekend convention was Diane Monaco and Carl Talbot, both

of whom received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow designation, presented by the Lions Clubs International Foundation, for outstanding leadership and dedication to the goals of Lionism. The fellowship plaques were presented by District Governor Duke Goranites of Harrison, International Director Ron

Johnson of Sebago and I.V.P. Madden during Saturday’s plenary session. Monaco has served the local club as treasurer for the past five years and has also been active in the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. A charter member of the Naples club, Talbot served as secretary for six years, and as tail twister. During Buzzell’s

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HARRISON UNVEILED ITS WALK OF HONOR at Memorial Common in front of the Harrison Village Library Monday morning, following its annual Memorial Day Parade. Clockwise, from left, two members of the Harrison VFW Post Ladies’ Auxiliary unveiled the commemorative bricks that contain the names and ranks of Harrison residents who served

bravely their country; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sykes stood along the parade route with their grandchildren; attendees pointed out memorial bricks to family members; the commemorative brick honoring the late George Ward, who received the Purple Heart with a spray of flowers; and a young Cub Scout carried a flag in the parade. (Ackley Photos)

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HARRISON — Fifth graders from Waterford and Harrison are holding a buffet brunch to raise money to fund their trip to Camp Kieve in October. The brunch will be held on Sunday, June 12, at the Olde Mill Tavern in Harrison from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $12.99 for adults and $6.99 for children. Fifth graders will serve, bus the tables and clean up. Please come and support the students and their efforts to raise money for this program. The fifth graders, under the leadership of the Waterford/ Harrison PTO, have been working hard all year to enable their trip to Camp Kieve, which has been a tradition for 6th

graders for several years. This program is not included in the school budget, so all funds must be raised to pay for the trip. Tuition per child is $165. Students have been doing special jobs outside of school and bringing in $2 a week, which is noted in their bankbook. Camp Kieve, which presents a three-day, two-night program, is located in Nobleboro. It focuses on group work, individual reflection, and fun, interactive, adventure-based activities to address many of the issues that face youth daily both in and out of school. Some of the issues addressed are bullying, sexual harassment, conflict resolution, stereotyping, and drug and alcohol abuse.

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June 2, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page B

Farming in Fryeburg program June 7 FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street. There will be a brief business meeting followed by program speakers Don and Brenda Thibodeau on “Farming in Fryeburg.” The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the meeting. For further information, contact Diane Jones at 697-3484 or e-mail ewjones@roadrunner.com

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FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Honor Roll Committee is looking for persons who served in the armed services, or who know of someone that served, either in peacetime or wartime, and was a citizen of Fryeburg at the time they went into the service. They must have received an honorable discharge. If so, please contact, in writing, Tommy Hutchins, 14 Stuart FIBER, FIBER EVERYWHERE — Colorful fibers comprise Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037. a wide variety of handcrafted items that will be discussed at the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops June 17-19.

Fiber Arts Workshops June 17-19 DENMARK — This June marks the fourth anniversary for the Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops, taking place at the Denmark Arts Center. Fiber enthusiasts from all over New England and beyond will be coming to Denmark Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, to learn new skills or perfect the ones they already have. The organizers have put together a varied program of 34 classes, including Basket Making, Book Binding, Crochet Techniques, Introduction to Acid Dyes, Natural Dyeing, Felted

Slippers, Watercolor Needle Felting, Nuno Wet Felting, Creating Felted Creatures, Rug Hooking, Punch Needle Art, Twined Knitting, Haapsala Shawl (Lace) Knitting, Fair Isle Knitting, Beginning Lace Knitting, Knitted Carpet Bags, Wool Jewelry, Lucet Braiding, Nalbinding, Shawl Pin Making, Silk Painting, Spinning and Tapestry Weaving. To offer such a varied program, they have drawn upon the talents of local fiber artists and will be hosting fiber artists from New Hampshire, Rockport and Newburyport, Mass. and the

coast of Maine. There will be some half-day classes but most are full day, so that students will have time to immerse themselves in their work and leave with a good understanding of the craft and have plenty of one-on-one time with their instructor. To further enhance the students’ weekend experience, there will be an exhibit of instructors’ work on display. Everyone will have ample opportunity to visit the other workshops to see what the students are producing and to socialize. No class has more than

FRYEBURG — In the short 18 months of its creation, Fryeburg Business Association has come out of the gate strong and has increased its pace through every turn. Current projects the association is involved with are as follows: • Bradley Park Summer Concert Series Committee — This committee has built the budget through sponsorships, ad sales, and fundraising to create free concerts in Bradley Park on Tuesday evenings in July. It provides popular entertainment and serves as an opportunity for four different nonprofits to fundraise with pre-concert community dinners. This year the entertainment

includes such local favorites as Dennis and Davey, the Mo’ Blues Band, and kids night with Bob Rutherford and BoBo the Clown, as well as Don Campbell and his three piece band. • Community Safety Committee — Bike rodeo and bicycle safety watch. A program is actively in place combined with the efforts of the Fryeburg Police Department and the sponsorship of Froagie’s Ice Cream. The police department will randomly approach kids riding their bikes and give them a free ice cream coupon to Froagie’s as a reward for wearing their helmets and practicing good bike safety. At the same time they will

inspect their bikes and if they need a helmet, or upgrade in helmets, they will supply them free of charge through the fundraising efforts of FBA. • Economic Development Committee — Currently a list is being created of businesses and manufacturing companies for the purpose of sending a letter of invitation to visit and consider the Fryeburg community as a strong business friendly place to locate and operate in. The hope is to catch the interest of a company that would create goodpaying jobs and help lower the tax burden on homeowners. So far Fryeburg has attracted three new small businesses just in the

Newfoundland Day

NAPLES — The first Newfoundland Day will be held at the Black Bear Café (Route 302) in Naples this Friday, June 3, from 6 to 11 p.m. This will be a fun-filled event complete with Newfoundland cuisine, Screeching In Ceremony and giveaways. It will bring people together who are from Newfoundland as well as lots of local Maine people. Come and meet Newfoundlanders and find out more about that beautiful province. Irish and Newfoundland music by the Squid Jiggers. No cover charge. No reservations needed. For more information, call John at 693-4770 or Daphne Izer at 240-3788.

10 students, so that everyone will receive full attention and assistance as they learn new fiber arts skills. This will be an informal weekend for learning. It is not a sales venue, and will not be open to the public. If anyone is interested in learning more, they may go to the website: www.pleasantmtfiber. com. There are still openings in many of the workshops, so anyone wishing to register for a workshop may call 452-2687 to pre-register and then come HARRISON — Francesco Duina will discuss his recent book on the day of the class and sign Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession on Thursday, in at the front welcome desk. June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Harrison Village Library. Duina examines our collective tendency as Americans to turn everything into a competition, and the effect this has on our culture. This program is free and open to the public; for more information, please contact the library at 583-2970.

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last six weeks — a beer and wine store, a health food store, and an art store and gallery.  • Website Committee — Thanks to website guru Aksel Drosa, the association’s website has become a major marketing tool for the businesses of Fryeburg. It is a very userfriendly site, which allows members to have their own business page and maintain it themselves, committee heads can post updates and information on their actions and progress, the public can participate in online polls and online surveys, events can be posted on the calendar page, and new members can join and FBA, Page B


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FBA going strong

Grand Knight John O’Brien presents Director of Mother Seton House, Cyndi Broyer, with a check for $500.

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goals of good works to promote respect for life, to safeguard the environment and to help today’s youth, not only in the Parish, but also in their communities at large. Mother Seton House is hosting Hole 1 in the World’s Largest Mini Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 11, sponsored by Mount Washington Valley Kiwanis Club. Help the MSH team win by donating to www. firstgiving.com/fundraiser/cyndibroyer/hole1 Mother Seton House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization giving support to pregnant women, new mothers and infants in need. Fryeburg and surrounding communities in both Maine and New Hampshire are served. Donations in any amount are gratefully accepted by mail to Mother Seton House, Inc., P.O. Box 673, Fryeburg, ME 04037, by deposit to any Norway Saving Bank, or via Paypal at www.mothersetonhouse.com

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INTERNATONAL AWARDS — Receiving international awards at the recent Maine Lions District 41 Convention were, from left, Harvey Buzzell, past district governor, who received the International President’s Leadership Award for his work in new club extension; and Carl Talbot and Diane Monaco, who were presented with Melvin Jones Fellow awards for their individual contributions to both the local club and at the district level. Talbot also received the International Vice National Trails Day is spon- President’s award as district chaplin. sored by the American Hiking Society to promote awareness of how important trails are to the quality of place and life (www. a m e r i c a n h i k i n g . o rg / N T D . (Continued from Page B) aspx). Lakes Environmental surprised Talbot with a special personal V.P. award, telling him Association and Loon Echo Land that “Your Necrology Service this morning was exceptional and Trust understand the importance deserves to be recognized.” This is the sixth year that the retired of trails for conservation and clergyman has been responsible for the annual memorial service recreation, and need lots of help for deceased Lions from the 82 clubs across Maine. maintaining the existing trail In a related award, Bridgton Lions Club Secretary, Bob Pelletier, systems. was named Secretary of the Year for the district. Join LEA and LELT for a National Trails Day celebration on Saturday, June 4, and workday at Holt Pond Preserve, Stevens Brook Trail and Pondicherry Park. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at LEA on Come join the fun as the Mr. Mayor; Erin Holston as 230 Main Street in Bridgton, students at Lake Region Mrs. Mayor; Sasha Hanscome where volunteers will sign up Middle School take to the stage as the Sour Kangaroo; Joseph for specific trail work projects. and perform Seussical Jr. at Sargent and Tom Dolloff as Volunteers can work under their Bridgton Academy on Monday the Wickershams; Bailey own time frames. Bring work and Tuesday, June 6 and 7 at Crawford, Laura Hunt, Carolyn gloves, sturdy hiking boots, 7 p.m. Lucy, and Brittany Cleveland as water, snacks, and brush clipThe production features the Bird Girls; Amanda Liska, pers. Other equipment will be the following students: Alex Anna Yates, Sarah Carlson, provided as needed. Menezes as the Cat in the Hat; Takayla Nay, Natasha Jones, Gaelon Kolczynski as JoJo Julie Patterson, and Danielle the Boy with Great Thinks; Collins as the citizens from Daniel Neault as Horton the the Jungle and WhoVille; and, Elephant; Lydia Symonds last but definitely not least, as Gertrude McFuzz; Elise Codi Harden, Lily Barrett and Gianattasio as Mayzie LaBird; Madison Lawler as the stage Reed Bridge-Koenigsburg as crew.

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sits on the Rt. 113 Corridor committee. They support the efforts of the Dinner Bell North through fundraising, and have campaigned in support of saving the Iron Bridge. They worked with the beautification committee for the town, support the efforts of the Saco River Corridor, collect funds for the Community Giving Tree, hang the flags in town for Flag Day and other patriotic events, and much, much more.  The business community of Fryeburg has a strong loyalty and desire to protect, preserve, and build on the many amenities that Fryeburg has to offer. Their membership meetings are held on the second Tuesdays of the month with the exception of the summer months. For more information on the Fryeburg Business Association and meetings go to their website: www.fryeburgbusiness.com

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WINDHAM — Knights of Columbus Council 10020 in Windham invited Director Cyndi Broyer of Mother Seton House to be keynote speaker at their May 16 meeting. On a large screen provided by her audience of approximately 30 members, Broyer presented a multi-media overview of the MSH mission in action. Questions were fielded by Broyer, as a hat was passed to collect an additional $212. To schedule the 30-minute, 37slide presentation, groups are invited to call Cyndi at 9252322, or e-mail info@mothersetonhouse.com Council 10020 of the Knights of Columbus was chartered to unite the men of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish with

(Continued from Page B) pay their membership dues right on the site. • Grants & Funding Committee — Fryeburg is very fortunate to have received a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant to develop a plan to revitalize downtown thanks to the hard work of the business association. This will be the first step in creating a walking downtown atmosphere that will encourage businesses to open and visitors to stop and enjoy all that Fryeburg has to offer. • Membership Committee — The growth of this association is the results of a very hard-working and dedicated membership committee. As the association moves through its second year, it is nearly 80 members strong and growing.  • Marketing Committee — This group of business owners are constantly networking with other organizations and building visibility. Currently they are working with the local colleges, economic councils, and chambers to create an educational opportunity for the working public to advance their potential. The goal is to work with the local businesses and build classes around their needs so they can hire locally and advance the careers of their current work force. They are also working on a business brochure and calendar to help market the businesses of Fryeburg. Most recently they have organized and established a business social event for Fryeburg, which includes a social gathering will be hosted by different members on the first Monday of each month starting in June at the 302 West Smokehouse and Tavern. The Business Social will be from 4 to 6 p.m., and will include appetizers compliments of the 302 West Smokehouse, cash bar, great networking, and door prizes. This gathering is open to all and a great way to meet other businesspeople in the community. The Fryeburg Business Association is an active member of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber, the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, and the Fryeburg Historical Society. They have a representative that

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The Summer Recreation Department Program’s first signup will be on Saturday, June 4, at the Lovell Recreation Building on Smarts Hill Road from 9 to 11 a.m. Activities offered this summer are swimming, youth and adult tennis, summer K-6 soccer, fly fishing, sandlot soccer, mountain biking, youth archery, horsemanship and sandlot baseball. For a program to fly, there is a minimum and maximum number of participants required, so it’s recommended you sign up early. For those who can’t make the June 4 date, there will be another sign-up on Saturday, June 18, at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. For more information, log on to the Recreation website at www.lovellrec.com Congratulations to Kim Hurst, no relation, for winning the Tshirt design contest for the 7th annual Lovell Old Home Days 5K Run. Each year the art department of Fryeburg Academy is asked to compete for the winning design for the T-shirt. The students are asked to combine the theme of running and Lovell into the original design. Kim is a senior at the academy, and a resident of Chatham

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N.H. For winning the design contest, she received a $100 prize and bragging rights for her T-shirt. This talented young lady will be attending Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. in the fall. The committee appreciates the assistance of Academy Art Teacher Steve Pullen. The library will be holding “Super Saturday Morning” on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. This jam-packed morning allows children aged two to 12 to register for the One World, Many Stories summer reading club. For those who join, they’ll receive a reading passport to use for redeeming prizes throughout the summer. There will also be a Chewonki Foundation National History program sponsored by the Greater Lovell Land Trust. “One Pond – Many Stories” will run from 10 to 11 a.m. The children will learn the mysteries of a pond, what lurks under the water, and what animals use the pond as its habitat. Children who missed the first Rec Program sign-up will be able to enroll for any program. There will also be available Portland Sea Dogs Game free ticket vouchers for those who

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sign-up for the summer reading club. If that isn’t enough, there will be refreshments of fruit salad and a piece of “Happy Summer Cake.” It will be a funfilled morning for the kids, and a chance for the adults to check out the new books and the donated books in the secondhand store downstairs. The annual Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Luncheon will be held on Sunday, June 26, at Severance Lodge Club, starting at noon. The luncheon has been a long tradition of the library, when the staff and regular volunteers are honored for their hard work and support of the library director. Last year, these wonderful ladies worked hard to get everything moved and resettled for the opening of the addition. For a year they worked, under difficult conditions, but did it with a smile on their faces because they could see what the finished product would be. The luncheon also serves to reacquaint those attending with the Lovell Library Board of Trustees. For those who go away for the winter, the luncheon serves as a “Hello, I’m back,” for many. The cost per person is $20 for a sit down meal, with the added attraction of a beautiful

view of Kezar Lake. This year there will be special guest speaker, Carol Severance, the daughter of Lucille and Harold Severance, who were the founders of the club. Carol will share her many memories of the “early days.” As seating is limited, it is suggested you call the library at 925- 3177 and make a reservation. June is very busy at the library. On Tuesday, June 14, Fryeburg Academy biology teacher Joel Rhymer and his students will talk about the many trips they’ve taken in the interest of scientific research. Each trip included students who received an out-of-school education in dealing with peoples of different nations. His groups have built bridges in the rainforest, rebuilt homes for migrant workers and assisted in many projects in communities around the world. All are invited to attend and hear interesting stories and see pictures of what they have accomplished. Refreshments will be served. For those who have not joined the gardener’s group, it’s not too late. These garden enthusiasts are starting their third year of getting together to help each other in their goals for better gardening. Everyone is invited to attend, so bring your lunch and join in on Thursday, June 16, at noon. I would like to thank all those who has sent me get well cards, called me on the phone or cooked a meal for me. The generosity of the Lovell community is overwhelming. It sort of humbles me that so many people wished me well in my recovery and I will recover, hale and hearty. I start physical therapy at Memorial Hospital and hope to be on the golf course when my Dr. Ryan says I can. God bless to all.

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By Bria White Every Wednesday at the Bridgton Community Center, above the din of lively chatter, volunteer chef Gail Hastings buzzes between the kitchen and the dining room, greeting as many as 50 seniors with the smell of a homemade meal. The cost of the Bridgton Community Center Senior lunch is $2, but the value of a nutritious meal to some of our most vulnerable residents is hard to quantify. As many seniors begin to lose the ability to cook for themselves or face limited access to food shopping because they no longer drive, insufficient nutrition and even hunger are a daily reality for many local seniors. Of the 1,600 people assessed for the Meals on Wheels Program of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging in 2008-2009, 71% were at either moderate or high nutritional risk. When you consider that the majority of Maine’s elderly live on incomes of less than $15,000 a year (Office of Elder Services), the importance of a well-balanced, $2 meal becomes even more apparent. Across the Lakes Region, free or low cost meals for seniors (almost all of which are operated by a small handful of volunteers) provide a lifeline to food and companionship for the elderly and aging in our communities.

Beyond access to an affordable meal and improved nutrition, it is what happens after the plates are cleared that provides some of the greatest impact. Frances is a board member of the Windham/Raymond-based “Monday Meals” program, and a senior herself. When interviewed about her involvement in the free weekly meal program, Frances explained: “At first I didn’t want to go, because I thought other people might need the food more. But then I realized that even if I didn’t need the food, I did need the fellowship.” The coffee hour that follows many meals is as popular as the meal itself. If volunteers are expecting someone who does not show up, they will call to check in. Volunteers often monitor who is sick, or if a senior may have declined in their ability to care for themselves. To cover costs, most meals charge $2 to $4. However, these contributions rarely cover all expenses, and the cost that remains often falls to the volunteers themselves. The Monday Meals program serves roughly 30 guests each week, mostly seniors. The program has been running for 11 years, but for the past several months has been operating in the red. Yet, when asked where the program SENIOR, Page B

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Camp Sunshine opens volunteer housing

CASCO — Camp Sunshine recently announced that it has opened three newly-built volunteer housing units in time for the 2011 summer sessions. The additional units were built thanks in large part to the generous support of the Orokawa Foundation, an organization founded by a former Camp Sunshine family, which made a total of $750,000 in contributions toward the $1,250,000 project. The new units will feature a volunteer lounge and 10 suites, which can accommodate up to 60 occupants. A dedication ceremony to celebrate the opening of the buildings was held on Saturday, May 21. The housing project was designed to provide additional space for families who previously attended Camp Sunshine as campers and wish to return as volunteers. Camp Sunshine hopes that the expansion will demonstrate their commitment to keeping families well connected to each other, and the camp, throughout the course of their journeys. “The Orokawa Foundation’s generous gift has enabled us to provide more families who once attended as campers the opportunity to return to camp as volunteers, where they can give back and help other families,” said Matthew M. Hoidal, Esq., executive director of Camp Sunshine. “The new housing will not only provide additional accommodations for our volunteers, but serve as a symbol of the enduring connections families maintain with Camp Sunshine.”

Camp Sunshine, located in Maine’s Sebago Lake region, offers one of the only programs in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family. While attending the various weeklong camps free of charge, families are able to rebuild relationships together and meet other families facing similar challenges. To date, Camp Sunshine has welcomed families from 48 states and 22 countries. Camp Sunshine is in the midst of a $14.5 million capital endowment campaign to help expand and improve programs. They have currently raised an estimated $11 million toward that goal. To support Camp Sunshine, please call 655-3800 or visit www.campsunshine.org

(Continued from Page B) could most use assistance, a Monday Meals board member responded: “Outreach. We would like to be able to reach more people, families.” Lakes Region senior meal sites are eager for greater community support, both financial and volunteer-based. Above all, the majority of local meal sites wish to raise visibility about the services they offer and how these services can benefit local seniors and the community as a whole. By providing these small, quiet efforts with the support they need, we can impact the health, nutrition and well-being of Lakes Region elders in a very big way. For more information, please contact Bria White at bwhite@ propeople.org or 553-5873. Bria is a program coordinator for Healthy Lakes Communities Putting Prevention to Work, a program of the People’s Regional Opportunity Program that works to create greater access to healthy food for vulnerable community members

by helping to support community gardens, food pantries and community meal sites, among other local programs. The mission of the LREN is “to identify needs in the community, promote awareness of existing resources, and develop new resources for unmet needs for adults 60 and over in the Lake Region.” For more information about the Lake Region Elder Network, please contact Dona Forke at Wellness Associates, 221-6508 or dona@fairpoint.net

Dancer open house

SOUTH PARIS — L&H Photography, LLC will hold an open house for dancers from The Ballroom in Harrison on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Barrows Street, South Paris, behind the Ocean Breeze Tanning Salon off Market Square. The open house will allow dancers to have their photo taken in a professional studio setting in their dance costume. For more information, call 3571331.

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Free sandwiches compliments of Subway, Inc. will be available to those who donate blood at a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Route 117. Other refreshments will be available. Call George Drisko at 647-2823 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.

Raymond Library news

Bridgton by Virginia Staples Bridgton Correspondent Tel. 647-5183

MOAL Car Show The annual show of the Pleasant Mountain Chapter of the Maine Obsolete Automobile League will be held Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shawnee Peak. The Rufus Porter Museum is opening for the season on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Nine Lives Thrift Shop will hold a spring flea market on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date June 5). The shop is located next to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter on Route 302 in Fryeburg. Guest artist, photographer Linda Pangera, will exhibit at

Gallery 302 until Thursday, June 23. A reception will be held on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open daily, Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 647ARTS. Bridgton’s Farmers’ Market is held on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information, call 452-2772. Table tennis is played at Town Hall on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. The play switches to Thursdays thereafter, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Family gathers for Memorial Day Mr. and Mrs. Keene had a family gathering for Memorial Day. Grandson Tyson Fulton from Des Moines, Iowa, sister Vickie Fulton from Elizabethton, Tenn. and many others were on hand, 17 people in all. Kyle Athearn of North Yarmouth spent a couple nights with his cousin Dylan Richardson. While visiting, the boys did some fishing, with lots of success. On Sunday, the Richardsons and John Lamb attended a cookout in New Gloucester. Also, John Lamb recently celebrated his 70th birthday. My daughter Bianca Karrick Kovacs, and children Abbigale, Annabelle, Alex and a friend, Scott Neilson, spent the weekend with me.

Garden Club to visit iris gardens

The Songo Garden Club will be carpooling to Waterford for their Thursday, June 9 meeting to visit Marion Chase’s home and visit her iris gardens at 534 Waterford Road. Members are to bring a bag lunch and a chair (maybe bug spray too) and meet at the American Legion parking area at 10 a.m. A short business meeting will be held after the garden tour, and there will a

nominating committee elected at this meeting for election of officers for the annual meeting in August. For more information, call Kathy at 693-4732.

At a Glance • Tuesday, June 7 — Raymond Town Meeting, Jordan-Small Middle School, 7 p.m. • Saturday, June 11 — Plant and Paperback Book Sale, 7 a.m. to noon • Wednesday, June 15 — Last storytime until September • Sunday, June 26 — Summer Reading Program begins • Wednesday, June 29 — Book Group, 7 p.m. • Monday, July 4 — Independence Day, library is closed • Sunday, July 10 — Annual Book Sale, begins at 9 a.m. Annual Town Meeting The Raymond Town Meeting will be held at the Jordan-Small Middle School on June 7 beginning at 7 p.m. The library encourages its patrons to attend and support their library. Plant and paperback book sale Saturday, June 11 is the day to get up early and come to the Raymond Village Library to choose from the beautiful blooms and ready-to-go plants for your gardens. This anticipated annual event begins at 7 a.m., and continues until noon. There will be many varieties from which to choose at wonderfully low prices. Be sure to come early for the very best selection. Once you have chosen your plants, you are invited to visit the library and select some summer reading from the collection of paperback books for sale. The library counts on your help for this sale, by asking you to save plants when you divide your perennials and also if you start seeds, to start a few more for the library. They will gladly take donations of perennials, ground covers, herbs, flowering shrubs, hanging plants, bedding plants and annuals. Plant donations may be brought to the library on Friday, June 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, please call Marie at 221-0568 or Jane at 655-5354. Storytimes Wednesday, June 15 will be the last storytime before summer. The storytime program will resume in September. Summer reading program This summer’s theme is All Around Maine and will begin on Sunday, June 26 and run for five weeks, through the week of July 24. This is available to students from K through grade 4 and is limited to 50 participants, so be sure to sign up at the library early. Their bags are picked up weekly at the library; these bags include crafts, games, puzzles and lots of fun reading. There are also weekly prizes.

Sign-ups will go out in school flyers, June 13 and are also available at the library. The Kick Off program will be Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, with storytelling at its best by Maine storyteller Jody Fein. Book group Mark Twain’s semi-autobiographical Roughing It is the book chosen for the book group’s discussion on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. In this exciting, adventurefilled story, Twain recounts his experiences as a frontier newspaper reporter, a prospector and a writer. This book is chock full of social commentary and hilarious observations and is considered to be his most humorous book. Copies are available at the library or readers may access this book online at www.gutenberg.org. For more information call the library at 655-4283. Independence Day The library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Annual book sale This annual event begins on Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m. at the library. It will continue until 7 p.m., and will be ongoing throughout the summer during regular library hours, which are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All readers look forward to the wonderful choices, low prices and great fun that happens at this annual event. There are books for light beach reading, some recent fiction, great non-fiction and classics, as well as cookbooks, children’s books, books on gardening, sewing, carpentry and many other books of interest. There will also be puzzles, audio books, music, CDs and videos for sale. The generosity of our patrons who make contributions of new and gently used books, videos, DVDs, audios and puzzles is greatly appreciated and make these major fundraisers so successful. The library does not accept encyclopedias, textbooks or Reader’s Digest condensed books. For more information about donations, call the library at 655-4283. Working in the Garden The Raymond Community Garden, located next to the library, is looking for volunteers to help with weeding, watering and harvesting food for the food pantry. If you occasionally have more food from your garden than you can use, the garden will be collecting food at the library on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to be delivered to the food pantry on Thursday. Contact Leigh Walker at lwalker4@maine. rr.com or call 655-2135.

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Dr. Myrna Milani, DVM

June Mother Goose programs at the Bridgton Public Library are as follows: • Friday, June 3 — It’s a Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring a snack and your favorite bear. We’ll listen to some grrrr-eat stories about one of the largest animals in the forest. Join in and growl a tune and chow down with one of our friends from the wild. • Friday, June 10 — You’re cordially invited to attend the Fairytale Ball. Dress up as a storybook character and enter into a world of fantasy. At this elegant event we’ll journey to the lands of Once Upon a Time and water, court, mate, repro- and Happily Ever After. duce, raise their young, play and how all of these affect a pet’s behavior and relationships with their humans. She will explore those basics and discuss their role in normal and problem canine behavior. The afternoon session will explore the concepts of the behavioral priorities covered in the morning session, and using canine aggression as the examDENMARK — Due to rain, ple, will demonstrate how all of the concepts work together the spring cleanup and free to provide a comprehensive yoga class at Nurture Through view of a behavioral issue. Nature has been rescheduled This enhanced view of prob- to Saturday and Sunday, June 4 lem behavior can help properly and 5, rain or shine. Come support green growth diagnosis and create a well-balanced treatment plan. Failure at Nurture Through Nature’s to address underlying causes of green retreat center in Denmark, behavior problems may result starting with a free morning in the behavior persisting, stop- yoga class at 9 a.m. Saturday. ping only to start again, or being Stay to support sprucing up the replaced by another, possibly space in projects on the land and in the facilities. Come for more serious problem. For more information on Dr. any part of the weekend. The Myrna Milani and on the seminar, staff will feed you lunch both Why Dogs Do What They Do, days. Reservations are requested visit www.TellingTailsTraining. by calling 452-2929. com or call 642-3693.

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FRYEBURG — Dr. Myrna Milani, DVM will present the seminar “Why Dogs Do What They Do,” on Sunday, June 5, at Telling Tails Training Center in Fryeburg.  Dr. Milani is an author, veterinarian and animal behavior consultant. Her interests are in the study of the relationship between humans and animals, as it affects the health and behavior of both.  In addition to writing books, she has been published in a number of professional periodicals. She speaks regularly to a wide variety of professional and private organizations, and has appeared on television and radio including, Today, Regis and Kathy Lee, Good Morning

New York, and the NBC Nightly News. Her television credits also include an hour show on feline behavior for ESPN. Dr. Milani will present the seminar in two parts. Attendees may sign up for the morning session alone, or for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Ethology, the study of the behavior of animals in their environments, delves into the “why” behind all animal behavioral displays. The morning session summarizes six ethological concepts of particular importance to our understanding of companion dog behavior. In this session, Dr. Milani will cover general animal behavior. She will talk about how dogs normally establish and protect their territories, find food

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Memorial Day in Fryeburg

FRYEBURG CELEBRATED ITS VETERANS — Monday afternoon, with a parade from Fryeburg Academy and on to Main Street to Bradley Memorial Park where a service was held followed by a military flyover. (Clockwise, from left): Two members of the Fryeburg-Lovell Memorial Post 6783 Ladies’ Auxiliary lay a wreath at the Veterans Monument in Bradley Memorial Park; the grand marshal waves to those along the parade route; a young girl

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Writing group A six-session weekly women’s writing group meets Wednesday mornings beginning June 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Fifth House Lodge in South Bridgton. The group is open to both beginning and seasoned writers. Joan Lee Hunter teaches a simple meditative writing method that helps you explore and express yourself through writing as you never have before. You learn simple techniques for clearing the channel to heart and spirit and following selfprompts to discover story and meaning. For more information, call Joan at 647-3506 or e-mail her at joan@fifthhouselodge.net. writers. Her website is www. fifthhouselodge.net

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For 155 Fryeburg Academy grads, time to move on GRADUATION DAY — (Top, left to right) Coco Fritzlen of Vail, Colo. and president of Fryeburg Academy’s Class of 2011, is overcome with emotion after being awarded the school’s highest commencement award, The Gibson Medal; giving the “thumbs up” were grads Kelsey Sheehan, Ian Sundgren, Simone Marie and Peter Bacchiocchi; (middle) FA Social Studies teacher and coach Bob HodgmanBurns poses with Jose Tono Pellicer and Javier Cava; Shafi Mujadadi of Kabul, Afghanistan receives his Fryeburg Academy diploma and a hearty handshake from Headmaster Dan Lee. Shafi will attend Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and major in political science and international affairs; (bottom) Quang Le of Vietnam and Kim Hurst of Chatham, N.H.; cousins Mehmet Altunkaya and Ilham Altunkaya of Turkey; Elena Sophia Terzarede of Spain and her sister are photographed by her mother. (Rachel Damon/FA photos)

Scholarships and prizes to grads A total of 15 graduates received their diplomas at Fryeburg Academy’s graduation held Sunday, May 29 inside the Wadsworth Arena. Class Speakers were Molly M. Cavanaugh, Seth J. Eastman and Jonathan M. Dana. President of the Class of 2011 Colette G. Fritzlen gave the welcome. Class Officers for the Class of 2011 were: Colette Fritzlen, president; Ashley Watkins, vice president; Aubrie Howard, secretary; Kimberly Hurst, treasurer; and Meghan Bradley, class representative. Invocation and Benediction were given by Rev. Timothy LeConey of the First Congregational Church. The following awards were presented to the Class of 2011: The Oliver Award - Ashley Watkins Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship - Aubrie Howard The Richard Denney Scholarship - Brady Lloyd Susan Souther Page English Medal - Molly Cavanaugh Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize, History - Gerald LaMountain Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize, Mathematics - Jin Wook Kim George Haley Prize - Pin-Hao Chao Major Clayton Warren Pike and Margaret E. Pike Science Prize - Hongxin Xu Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize, French - Aubrie Howard The Priscilla Higgins Merrifield French Award - Katherine Heggie Walter A. Robinson Classical Prize - Lauren Brooking The Fryeburg Academy Spanish Award - Meghan Bradley Elizabeth W. Tinker Prize, Business - Sara Baker Theodore P. Blaich Social Studies Award - Kimberly Hurst Andrew B. Welch Life Science Award - Samantha Kruguer John F. Weston Award - Jonathan Dana Ralph M. Larrabee Award - Chia-Che Kang The Lester W. Hammond Jr. Award - Tianyu Xiang Eleanor P. Andrews Award - Aslyn Dindorf Philip G. Andrews, Jr. Award - Riley Pitman Barbara Douglass Intercultural Ambassador Award - Riko Kamishima Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association Scholarship - Meghan Bradley

The Priscilla MacGillivray Goff Award - Riley Pitman The LaCasce Award - Aubrie Howard, Shafiqullah Mujadadi Dean’s Cup - Colette Fritzlen Senior Esprit de Corps Award - Shafiqullah Mujadadi Ruth Shaw French Award - Devin LaCasce The Graustein Awards - Aslyn Dindorf, Seth Eastman Robert S. Crabtree Service Award - Kelsey Sheehan Erickson Award - Seth Eastman The Gibson Memorial Medal - Colette Fritzlen The Fryeburg Academy Alumni Association Awards - Aslyn Dindorf, Kelsey Sheehan Bretton Frost Memorial Award - Bailey Frost Marjoray “Dolly” LaCasce All-State Music Awards - Meghan Bradley, Jonathan Dana, Devin LaCasce, Kelsey Sheehan The Fryeburg Recreation Department’s Dick Cote Community Service Award - Aslyn Dindorf The Charles G. Rutter Industrial Arts Award - Alexander Brooks Dorothy P. Ingraham Award - Berta Rodes Charles E. and Blanche M. Fox Award - Christopher Solter Stella Nickerson Gray Award - Samantha Kruguer Madeline A. Savard Medical Award - Kelsey Sheehan The Stella N. and Lawrence M. Gray Award - Zachary York The Class of 1950 Award - Meghan Bradley John Fordyce Prize - Ilham Altunkaya The Cal and Sally Harnden Award - Sara Baker The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation Scholarships - Naomi Ela, Madeline Egan, Ze Peng Zheng, Lydia Zipper Harry G. True Memorial Scholarship - Lydia Zipper Brian (BJ) Day Award - Sara Williams Ruth Pauline Nixon Award - Colette Fritzlen Colin Hurd Memorial Award - Nathan Hill The John Freeman Memorial Award - Joseph Shaw The Maine Principals Scholarship - Lydia Zipper Virginia Lee Nixon Award - Bailey Frost

Wallace Blake Scholarship - Shafiqullah Mujadadi Nancy Brooks Heath Nursing Award - Ashley Watkins The Frank Petillo Memorial Fine Arts Award - Devin LaCasce The Drama Award - Adrienne Olson, Chelsea Smith New England Science Teachers Award - Kelsey Sheehan Vincent Manoriti Memorial Book Award - Thu Hoang Raiders Booster Plaques for Outstanding Athletic Performance - Katherine Heggie, Ian Sundgren Fryeburg Academy Soccer Award - Conrad Ward Paul “Skip” McBride Memorial Award - Aslyn Dindorf, Seth Eastman Joseph R. Austin Football Award - Nathan Hill Eldon W. Heartz Track Award - Christopher Solter Clifford L. Gray Baseball Award - Colby Locke Harry G. True Basketball Awards - Katherine Heggie, Colby Locke Susan Harnden Fox Wrestling Award - Stefan Emery Jay Boschert Memorial Award - Seth Eastman Katelyn Dagan Scholarship - Andrew Rideout Fryeburg Lions Club Scholarship - Riley Pitman and Dacey Wesley Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Scholarship - Lauren Brooking and Riley Pitman Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club - Jacob Lettiere and Zachary York FA AWARDS, Page C


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Special days at FA 2011

FA grad awards

(Continued from Page C) The Frank W. Shaw Post #137 American Legion Award Lauren Brooking Alumni Association Book Awards – Meghan Bradley, Lauren Brooking, Samantha Kruguer, Devin LaCasce and Anna Tupaj National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award – Colette Fritzlen The Denmark Lions Scholarships - Molly Cavanaugh, Elodie Davis, Miranda DiMartino, Kayla Durgin and Alexander Kiesman The Lovell Lions Scholarships: The Malcolm Wilson Memorial Scholarship - Lauren Brooking; David Mason Recreational Scholarship – Peter Bacchiocchi; Chester Adams Memorial Scholarship – Ashley Henschel; Winfield Adams Memorial Scholarship – Kelsey Sheehan Fryeburg Area Rotary Club Scholarship - Aslyn Dindorf, Aubrie Howard, Samantha Kruguer Raiders Booster Club Book Award - Michael Creegan, Aslyn Dindorf, Aubrie Howard, Samantha Kruguer, Devin LaCasce, Kelsey Sheehan and Anna Tupaj Dollars for Scholars of Mount Washington Scholarships Meghan Bradley, Jonathan Dana, Aslyn Dindorf, Kayla Durgin, Aubrie Howard Samantha Kruguer, Devin LaCasce, Brady Lloyd, Dacey Wesley David G. Fox Memorial Scholarship - Lauren Brooking Grand Lodge of Maine Scholarship - Samantha Kruguer The Pingree-Trumbull Scholarship - Jasson Spear Fryeburg Chiropractic and Wellness Center Award - Haley Nadeau Poland Spring Good Science Scholarships - Kaila Gibbons, Samantha Kruguer, Colby Locke, Marya McLaughlin and Camille Surrett The Knights of Pythias Award - Cody Batchelor Joan Irish Award - Lauren Brooking Marion Rodgerson Scholarship - Lauren Brooking Settlers’ Green Outlet Village Scholarship - Michael Creegan Maine Principals’ Association Principal’s Award - Colette Fritzlen The Western Maine Conference Citizenship Award - Aslyn Dindorf, Seth Eastman Oxford County Education Association Retired Educational Assistance Award – Meghan Bradley

Graduate with honors

Graduating with high honors were: Meghan Ann Bradley, Lauren Elizabeth Brooking, Molly M. Cavanaugh, Pin-Hao Chao, WonBeen Choi, Aslyn Ritger Dindorf, Wenqian Dong, Mai Thanh Duong, Naomi Elizabeth Ela, Colette Gabrielle Fritzlen, Ziyu Ge, Cheng Gong, Jiahao Gu, Thu Thi Hoang, Bohan Huang, Kimberly Marie Hurst, Chia-Che Kang, JinWook Kim, Samantha Megan Kruguer, Devin Gale LaCasce, Gerald Mycko LaMountain, Jenelle Nichole Lane, Quang Xuan Le, Bryan Lu, Shikun Lu, Thuy, Ngoe Nguyen, Yu-Hao Pan, Jung WWook Seo, Kelsey Beth Sheehan, Anna Stearns Tupaj, Shiyong Wang, Dacey Catherine Wesley, Tiannyu Xiang, Hongxin Xu and Peijun Yu. Graduating with honors were: Whitney Marie Arnold, YangJung Cheng, Claudine Bernadeth Clarke, Jonathan Michael Dana, Kayla Elizabeth Durgin, Seth Jacob Eastman, Madeline Fuller Egan, Salomon Friesen, Bailey K. Frost, Katherine Grayson Heggie, Aubrie Marie Howard, Charlotte O. Lewis, Brady Lloyd, Colby Charles Locke, Simone Abigail Marie, Martinez Berta PROM NIGHT — (Top, left to right) Nicole Shivers and Fred Stearns; King Michael Creegan and Queen Haley Nadeau; (botRodes, Marya Lynn McLaughlin, Shafiqullah Mujadadi, Haley tom) Brenna Gerchman, Maddie Smith, Sophie Creegan and Sylvia Brooks. (Photos by Rachel Damon/Fryeburg Academy) Lynn Nadeau, MiHo Noh, Riley Merrow Pitman, Ethan Charles Ray, Christopher Jeffrey Solter, Conrad M. Ward, Ashley Marie Watkins, Shihan Zhang, Ze Peng Zheng and Lydia Chloe Zipper. Members of National Honor Society: Meghan Bradley, Lauren Brooking, Molly Cavanaugh, Jonathan Dana, Aslyn Dindorf, Wenqian Dong, Naomi Ela, Colette Fritzlen, Katherine Heggie, Thu Thi Hoang, Aubrie Howard, Kimberly Hurst, Chia-Che Kang, Devin LaCasce, Gerald LaMountain, Quang Xuan Le, Bryan Lu, Shaffiqullah Mujadadi, Kelsey Sheehan, Anna Tupaj and Hongxin Xu.

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QUITE THE RIDE — During Project Graduation, Fryeburg Academy grads spent time white water rafting on the Kennebec River in West Forks, Maine.

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School news

LRHS making positive strides

By Ted Finn Lake Region H.S. Principal Lake Region High School is completing Year One of a three-year school transformation plan. I’m very excited to report that in the past 10 months, the school has successfully completed the following objectives: • The hiring of six Teacher Leaders. These individuals — Don Weafer, Barry Johnson, Sandy Arris, Linda Freese, Roger Smith and Jamie Riel — have served as the principal’s immediate advisors. They teach every other day, and on non-teaching days they are researching best practices; working on our new school model/structure; doing informal classroom observations; and working with the various technical service providers to improve the quality of teaching and learning at LRHS. • Laker Pride Night. During the first full week of school, we hosted a back to school open house that we called Laker Pride Night. More than 250 people attended this barbecue and informal meet/greet of faculty and staff. It was a great opportunity for the community to meet the new principal and to hear what was in store for the 2010-2011 school year. • The development and implementation of an Action Plan. This 24-point Action Plan was designed to serve as a road map for us as we navigated through the first of a three-year School Improvement (SIG) Plan. • The hiring of a Student Advocate. Jamie Riel was hired at the start of this school year. In addition to serving as a Teacher Leader, he works daily with students (9-12) on social, emotional, and academic issues serving most times as a mediator between students and staff. He is responsible for hosting

the three Showcase Days that we’ve done to date; the final Showcase Day was May 25. These were great opportunities for community members to come into the school to experience LRHS for themselves. • The formation of the LRHS Advisory Committee. This group was assembled last summer and consists of 22 parents, community members, school board members, staff and administrators. The purpose of this group is to receive updates on the high school transformation and to offer advice/suggestions to the principal on improving school climate; parent/community relations; data collection and dissemination; curriculum and instruction; and technology. The group meets once a month with five subcommittees that meet in between the full Advisory Committee meetings. • Four Public Forums. These forums were opened to students, parents, staff, and community members and took place in November and December. Numbers in attendance ranged from 12 to 82. The purpose of these forums were to inform all stakeholders of the work that had been done in researching a new approach to teaching and learning. A final presentation was delivered to the SAD 61 School Board back on Dec. 20, and they approved our recommended model/structure for next year. For further details, please go to the high school’s webpage (www.sad61.k12. me.us) and click on the “LRHS Transformation” link. There, you will find a PowerPoint presentation, articles and video links, and the new brochures of our new “Studios” (for grades 9 and 10) and “Academies” (for grades 11 and 12). • The unveiling of the “Studios” and “Academies.” On May 10-11, LRHS presented

June 2, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Arts alive at Songo Locks

LRHS Principal Ted Finn

the new Studios and Academies that will be in full swing by the start of next school year. More than 200 community members attended the presentation. As mentioned above, the community is encouraged to check out our school webpage (www. sad61.k12.me.us) and click on “Lake Region High School.” Once you have arrived to the high school webpage, please click on the “LRHS Transformation” link to learn all about our new approach that we firmly believe is going to make our school a model 21st century high school! • Optional SAT Prep. At the start of the second semester, all juniors were given the opportunity to take an online SAT Prep course. More than 40 juniors enrolled and approximately a dozen stuck with the program. Initial information we received from those students who dropped the course indicated that students didn’t find the online program as “helpful” as they had hoped. We have taken this feedback and are in the process of designing a new (and mandatory) SAT Prep approach for all juniors beginning next school year. In additional to what has been mentioned here, Lake Region High School (through the SIG funds) has received technical support from the Great Schools Partnership; Boys to STRIDES, Page C

NAPLES — Fifth graders participating in the Drama Club at Songo Locks Elementary School performed “Looking Glass Land” on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.  This play is an award-winning stage adaptation by playwright James DeVita.  This silly version of “Alice In Wonderland” retained all of the familiar characters of the original story and also introduced dozens of new ones.  The play was funny and entertaining throughout, and it was evident that the students worked hard and had a good time. Lake Region High School should be assured that they have some outstanding talent coming their way.  Students and parents would

like to give a big “thank you” to the drama teachers — Mrs. DeVoe, director, and Miss Jordan, stage manager — for their time and effort in this production.  Also a big “thank you” to Mrs. Boyer for her help with costumes, props and assisting backstage.  Sean Buchanan played the White King. Kayley Buckley was Rose, Lion, a responsibility, tourist, and pitcher. Isabelle Davis-White as the Conductor, Proper Authority 3, white pawn, and ensemble reader. Olivia Deschenes played Tweedle Dee and a red pawn.  Meghan Harmon played Hatta, a red pawn, Emcee, and a tourist. Leia Hodgdon was Tweedle Dum, a red pawn, and catcher. Lauren

Jakobs played a red knight, red pawn, Announcer, and a tourist. Nate Jordan played Humpty Dumpty, a white pawn, and the ump. Molly Madsen played the White Queen. Rachel Shanks was Daisy, unicorn, a responsibility, and a tourist. Georgia Shanks played the Red Queen. Emily St. John was Tiger Lily, Mother, a responsibility, and a tourist. Chandler True  played Alice. Brianna Thompson was a white knight, white pawn, and Proper Authority 2. Paul Walker played Red King, Proper Authority 1, vendor, and ticket seller. Dominic Adams was the lights and sound manager. And, Sydney Levesque was the stage manager.

LOOKING GLASS LAND CAST members pictured (front row, left to right)  Emily St. John, Kayley Buckley, Nate Jordan, Rachel Shanks, Leia Hodgdon, Sydney Levesque, Olivia Deschenes, and Lauren Jakobs;  (back row)  Isabelle Davis-White, Georgia Shanks, Paul Walker, Brianna Thompson, Meghan Harmon, Chandler True, Dominic Adams, Sean Buchanan and Molly Madsen.

Something ‘fishy’ at LRHS “Eat Maine Foods!” SAD 61 Food Service Department is doing just that.   Lake Region High School is expanding the school lunch menu; frozen fish sticks have been replaced with “fresh fish.”  Fresh fish will be featured at Lake Region High School on June 8 with a sampling of dishes and the winning dish will be on the school lunch menu June 9.   Mary Ledue Paine, owner and chef at the Pepper Club in Portland, will be working with the LRHS Food Service Staff on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 7.  Chef Ledue will share three recipes that make fish appealing and appetizing to the customers of the cafeteria, high schools students and staff.

LRHS Food Service Staff will have an opportunity to learn new preparation techniques and recipes to bring fish to the SAD 61 menu. On June 8 during school lunches, students will have an opportunity to sample the fresh fish recipes shared by Chef Ledue and weigh in on their preferences. Members of the Healthy Hands, Natural Helpers, and the Food Service Staff will be providing the “free” samples and surveys to the students. Mid-Coast Fisherman’s Association will also be onhand promoting Maine fresh fish and their association benefits.  The SAD 61 Food Service Department is dedicated to providing the students fresh and

local options. Because of the lack of large farms in the Lake Region area, this process has been slower than anticipated, but the department continues to work to provide quality local products to the students, including Maine seafood.   “Any time students can help provide feedback on food options, especially those that are healthy and local, we are finding ways to add them to the school lunch menu,” said Andy Madura, SAD 61 Food Service director. When students are offered local foods, they are more likely to consume those products therefore increasing student participation in the school lunch program. Keeping busiFISHY, Page C

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School news

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CHECK OUT THE GIANT YARD SALE — Lake Region Vocational Center’s SkillsUSA Annual Giant Yard Sale will be held on the front lawn in front of the High School and Vocational Center this Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Joe Erlebach (pictured above) hangs a sign advertising the event. Throughout the year, the staff and students have collected priceless “junk” just for the public! Please come and join LRVC to support the student organization. Money raised enables students to attend the State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Competition.

LR making positive strides (Continued from Page C) Men; Kids Consortium; David Heckman (a math consultant); Brian Doore (a data consultant from U-Maine); and training from the Research for Better Teaching (as we adopted the Skillful Teacher evaluation system K-12). Eleven teachers will be joining the principal to attend the Model Schools Conference in Nashville, Tenn. from June 2530. This is a national conference with teams from all 50 states in attendance (over 5,000 educators) learning about what it takes to be a model 21st century school. All high school teachers will be required to participate in three structured workshop days this summer, which will focus on differentiating instruction; interdisciplinary teaching and

Fishy

(Continued from Page C) ness local is important to support the Maine economy. Fish to School programs provide benefits to the community: children, fisherman, food service staff, parents and teachers. 

Berry Festival

NEW GLOUCESTER — The 2011 Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Congo Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester (just off Route 231). The festival features native New Gloucester berries with homemade biscuits and Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. The Berry, Berry Good Band will play musical favorites. There will be a bake sale and a history table selling memorabilia. Join your friends, neighbors and family — it doesn’t get any better than this.

curriculum design; fundamentals of project-based learning; and protocols and strategies for team development. Teachers will also spend time working within their assigned Studio or Academy to ensure we are ready to hit the ground running on day one of next school year.

MASONS PITCH IN — Through the generosity of Oriental Lodge #16 of the Masons in Bridgton, four Lake Region Vocational Center students will be going on to college with a few less financial worries. Once again this year, the Masons raised enough funds through their annual golf tournament to give $1,500 scholarships to these students. Pictured above with their instructors are (front, left to right): Eric Botka, Culinary Arts Instructor; David MacDonald, Culinary Arts student; Heather Wood, Health Occupations student; Kathi Shorey, Health Occupations Instructor; Aldi Guzja, Drafting & Design student; and Sally Thompson, Drafting & Design Instructor. Over the past 12 years, the lodge has given out over $75,000 in scholarships and awards. Phone: Fax: Outside ME:

We are always looking to improve in the area of communication with parents and the community in general and are hoping to have that area addressed by using some from of public relations assistance. More details to follow on this initiative. I understand how tough

College honors

Devin Prouty of Sweden has completed all of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and will be awarded this degree by the Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology on June 4, 2011. Devin has specialized in neuropsychological assessment, and will be completing post-doctoral training at the Hume Center in Freemont, Calif. John A. Watson of Casco has been named to the Drew University (Madisonn, N.J.) Dean’s List for the Spring 2011 semester. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or above, which is equivalent to a B-plus or better. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the university’s 143rd commencement. Celebrated American scientist Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson spoke to students at the ceremony along with Drew President Robert Weisbuch.

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June 2, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Strawberry Festival

This week’s puzzle

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Chamber workshop The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and Oxford Hills SCORE are offering an instructional workshop for business professionals on Facebook and LinkedIn for Business. Participants attending the previous two Business Roundtables on Social Media requested follow-up sessions with a more hands-on approach, and the result is this two-hour workshop. The workshop will include: • Registering and setting up a business page • Using the Facebook Wall • Participating in LinkedIn discussion groups • How to start a discussion group • Creating and building your profile • Building a following and getting your message out • Posting photos, links, and notes • Touring the ins and outs of social media Instructors for the program are Eric Lamers of Krack Media and Ric Carter of Computer Authorities Plus. The Bridgton Community Center will again host the workshop. The date is Monday, June 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. There is no charge for chamber members; nonmembers pay $20. The workshop is open to all businesspeople, and all are welcomed to attend. Registration will be limited and it is expected to fill up quickly. To reserve a spot call the chamber office at 647-3472 or e-mail to info@ mainelakeschamber.com

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April unemployment ‘unchanged’ percent. • Over the last 12 months, the New England jobless rate has fallen by 0.7 percentage point, while the national rate has decreased 0.8 percentage point during this same time period. • Five New England states posted jobless rates that were significantly different from that of the United States. New Hampshire (4.9 percent) reported the third-lowest jobless rate among all states nationally. Vermont (5.3 percent), Maine (7.6 percent), and Massachusetts (7.8 percent) also recorded lower-than-average unemployment rates. In contrast, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate, at 10.9 percent, was third highest in the nation. • In April, both New

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As much as patients may quality ratings improve. We want to believe it, not all health believe that publishing these care is as high quality and ratings has contributed to that effective as it could be, accordRATE, Page C ing to a new Maine website available to the public called www.GetBetterMaine.org. The new site rates both hospitals and participating physician practices in Maine, based on nationally and locally accepted standards of care shown to improve patient outcomes.  The information contained on the site is voluntarily reported by providers to various organizations concerned about quality. The Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation has assembled the information from these sources for easy access by the public. The foundation is an arm of the nonprofit Maine Health Management Coalition (MeHMC) and has been publishing health care quality data in Maine since 2004.  “In order to improve health care, we need to measure and report on the quality of care being delivered today,” said MeHMC Foundation CEO Elizabeth Mitchell. “During the seven years we have been publishing health care quality data, with the cooperation and support of providers, we have seen

Hampshire and Massachusetts experienced statistically significant unemployment rate decreases from March, down 0.3 and 0.2 percentage point respectively. • Over the last 12 months,

both New Hampshire and Vermont posted unemployment rate decreases (-1.4 and -1.2 percentage points, respectively). Eighteen other states also posted measurable over-the-year unemployment rate decreases.

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EAST CONWAY, N.H. — The annual Strawberry Festival will be held Friday, June 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the East Conway Community Hall in East Conway, N.H. The menu is casseroles, cold cuts, strawberry shortcake, salads and more, and the event benefits maintenance at the hall. Cost is $8, under 12 $5. For more information, call 603-939-2262.


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Rufus Porter Museum to sponsor July 9 house tour A four-square Greek Revival house on South High Street is just one of 10 notable properties within two miles of downtown that are slated for viewing on Saturday, July 9, during a house tour sponsored by the Rufus Porter Museum. The 1870 South High Street house is a muted, local example of a two-story late Greek Revival residence. The foursquare label designates the home as boxy, slightly deeper than wider, and a model of efficient layout. The four downstairs rooms are open, and reflect the layout upstairs. There are no long hallways. The Greek Revival movement in the United States began in about 1780, while our founding fathers were in the early

throws of thrashing out our Constitution. No lesser personage than Thomas Jefferson lived and espoused the values and virtues of ancient Greece. Not only were Greek architectural details emulated widely, many of that country’s ancient democratic ideals became part of the fabric of American democracy. “Other houses included on the tour sport architectural styles such as a renovated farmhouse, dating from about 1830, and a Gothic Revival residence,” said Beth Cossey, spokesperson for the event. “A waterpowered coffin factory, built by Bridgton’s first undertaker in 1868, lends the tour a slightly mysterious air.” All proceeds from the house

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tour go toward implementing plans to move the Rufus Porter Museum to downtown Bridgton next to the Webb-Gallinari House, a simplified Georgianstyle home built in 1798, which will serve as house-tour headquarters. “After the move is completed this fall, we’ll begin work on efforts to restore the WebbGallinari House to its former glory,” said Cossey. The Rufus Porter Museum celebrates the life and times of Rufus Porter, a giant of the 19th century, who established a presence in Bridgton as a young itinerate painter who went on to accomplish much in his life. Visitors can start the tour at any one of the houses from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. A box lunch will be available at Ridge Hall,

a Queen Ann-style house that is part of the tour. For the 2011 season, the Rufus Porter Museum offers a special exhibit of 19th century weathervanes, tours of Porter’s murals, and the five-day Cultural Heritage Series in late July. The Rufus Porter Museum strives to preserve and enhance western Maine and New England heritage for current and future generations, and to provide a continued educational experience of the traditional arts. The house tour is fundraiser to further the museum’s ambitious agenda. A single ticket costs $25; a pair, $45. To purchase tickets, and learn more about the Rufus Porter Museum, visit www.rufusportermuseum.com or telephone 6472828.

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improvement.”  Mitchell noted that Maine had the greatest improvement in measured health care quality in 2009 (the most recent year of available data) than any state in the nation, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (part of HHS). Overall, Maine currently ranks fourth best overall in the U.S. on health care quality (up from 12th in 2008). “While Maine has shown excellent improvement, experts agree there is still substantial improvement possible to reach the highest levels of quality achieved by some of the nation’s best health care providers,” Mitchell said. GetBetterMaine.org lists providers in two groups: hospitals and physician practices. A user enters his or her zip code and indicates how far they are willing to travel from home for care. The site then lists the number of hospitals or physician practices within the designated area. Hospitals are then rated for effectiveness, safety and patient satisfaction for certain medical conditions, like heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia etc. For physician practices, the practice is rated on different medical conditions like heart disease care or diabetic care in the same categories as hospitals. Many clinicians support publicizing quality data in order to improve care. “We’re entering an era when patients are increasingly concerned about finding high quality providers of medical care, and this data-driven website will become an important tool to help them in their search,” said Daniel Landry, MD and president, Spectrum Medical Group.  Mitchell said the website will be regularly updated as additional medical conditions are added and new information about costs become available.  GetBetterMaine.org is a project of the Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation, the Maine Quality Forum and Maine Quality Counts, with additional funding provided by the Maine Health Access Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

NURSING GRADUATE — Shannon M. Hatch of Bridgton graduated on May 5 from Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions with a degree in Nursing. Shannon was awarded the Staff Choice Award by the CMMC Single Stay Unit (SSU) staff, where she completed her final 10-week clinical rotation. The Staff Choice Award recognizes a senior nursing student who has demonstrated outstanding nursing qualities and clinical skills, readily recognizes the psychological needs of patients and their families, serves as a patient advocate and demonstrates leadership qualities. Pictured here with Shannon are her husband Mark and their two children, Devyn and Corbyn.

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MODEL OF EFFICIENT LAYOUT — This four-square Greek Revival (1870) house on South High Street is one of 10 notable properties open for viewing during a house tour July 9 sponsored by Rufus Porter Museum.

Lyme educator Barb Maurais will be the guest speaker at the next breakfast meeting of the Bridgton Rotary Club on Thursday, June 9, at 7:15 a.m. at the Bridgton Alliance Church. Murais has been a Lyme educator in Southern Maine since 2004, when she began working on building the family business’s educational website www.mainelyticks.com  Barb strongly believes that education and awareness are key to reducing the risk of contracting tick-borne diseases. She and her husband, Bob, have distributed over 40,000 tick identification cards, posters and other educational materials, worked toward legislation declaring May as Lyme Awareness Month in Maine, presented Your Health & Your Backyard seminars,

hosted screenings of the Lyme disease documentary film Under Our Skin, as well as exhibited at numerous lyme disease workshops and fairs. They recently developed a ProTickMe kit, which assists in the removal, submission and identification of ticks. Barb serves on the Board of Directors of MaineLyme, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to decrease the prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in the state of Maine through awareness, prevention, education and advocacy. She is a resident of Windham and loves being a wife, mom and grammy while working for RSU#14, supporting students in math and reading, developing educational resources for Mainely Ticks, and owning two additional independent businesses.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH • 9-11 AM 173 SO. BRIDGTON RD., BRIDGTON, ME Panoramic mountain views! 3-bedroom, 2bath contemporary on 3 private acres. More land available. $227,900.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH • NOON-2 PM 12 SKYVIEW ESTATES, HARRISON, ME New construction – Almost complete! Great home in newly-developed neighborhood, off Rte. 35 in Harrison $229,000.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH • NOON-2 PM 32 HOLDEN HILLS, NO. BRIDGTON, ME Like new 3-bedroom, 2-bath cape located in nice North Bridgton neighborhood. Close to Long Lake & Golf! $165,000.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH • 9-12 NOON 4 BUZZELL LANE, SWEDEN, ME $349,000 – Gorgeous new construction on peaceful 6-acre wooded lot. Seasonal views of Mt. Washington, 3 BRs, 2 BAs, 2-car garage.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH • NOON-3 PM 23 DAVIDS VIEW, BRIDGTON, ME Breathtaking rare panoramic views of Mt. Washington. Upscale association, well landscaped. 4 BRs, 2.5 BAs, 2-car garage, home is being sold with another lot with a 1-car garage on it & living guest quarters above, 10.01 acres.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH •9 AM -12 NOON 235 SWEDEN RD., BRIDGTON, ME $359,000 – Deeded water access to Highland Lake, boat slip available, great location, beautiful 3 BR, 3.5 BA, open concept, single-floor living, 3-car garage with radiant heat.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH • NOON-3 PM 3 EVERGREEN RD., BRIDGTON, ME $399,000 – Beautiful custom-built waterfront home on a peaceful wooded lot. Built by Maine Eco Homes who provide healthier living, less maintenance & lower energy costs.


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Keep the Casco Public Library vibrant, growing

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News CASCO — What does the library mean to Casco residents? What impact has the library had on the community? What makes a library every bit as important to this community’s vitality and appeal as the Sheriff’s Department, fire and rescue or the transfer station? Statistics can help guide us, can show numbers and trends, but the numbers tell only part of

the story. Library staff finds obscure books, help parents and kids find resources for school projects, and search for historical fiction, short stories and poetry. They assist patrons with computer access, suggest reading materials or resources, order titles to help with job searches, finances, home building, green living, history, politics, recreation and more. They provide access to nearly anything on CD, DVD, the Web

or in print. Behind the scenes, they also review and order materials. Carolyn Paradise, Library Director, and Wes Covey, Librarian, do all of this and provide personal service and assistance with a smile because they are passionate about what they do. They are the only paid staff, with the directorship being a fulltime position and the librarian a 3/4 time position. Volunteers help with children’s story times, activi-

ties and special programs. The Board of Trustees, who are also volunteers, support the library with fundraising events. Casco Public Library has been struggling for years to balance the needs of its patrons with an inadequate budget. In order to attract a professional staff, the Board of Trustees had to implement raises and medical insurance for which the employees pay half. Cutting staff is not an option, if for no other reason than safety. As a

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Saturday, June 4 • 12 – 2 p.m. Bridgton – Own a bit of history! 1861 So. Bridgton Schoolhouse w/chalkboards, tin ceiling, double front doors, double staircase & soapstone sinks. New kitchen & more! Property is conducive to equestrian interests. $325,000. Sally Goodwill, 232-6902 (MLS 1014207) Directions: Rt. 302 to Willett Rd., left on Rt. 117 to 1st left on Rt. 107 to Fosterville Rd. (1st left after Adams Pond). Schoolhouse & Library are first buildings on right.

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Denmark – Charming New Englander on Moose Pond near skiing. Large family room, screened porch with view of lake. Small farm pond. Flexible floor plan. Great rental history. $235,000. Sally Goodwill 693-7290 (MLS 1011898) Directions: Rt. 117 to Rt. 160, turn right at Denmark Rd. near the dam, 1st house on the left.

public facility, it’s imperative that the staff be prepared for any problems that may arise. And as wonderful as the volunteers are, they are not always available. The library does generate between $15,000 and $25,000 through the annual appeal and other fundraisers. This amount is two to three times higher than many larger libraries and ten to fifteen times higher than other small libraries around the state. It’s interesting to note that based on 2010 statistics using a value calculator, Casco Public Library gives a return investment on taxpayers monies of $12.08, which is almost twice the Maine average of $6.29. There have been several market downturns since the major addition to the library was completed in 2002. These downturns have negatively impacted the library’s endowment. The income from the endowment is no longer available to supplement town funding, the annual appeal and other fundraisers to keep the library solvent. Economic realities and increases in prices have resulted in having to draw on the endowment to

make ends meet. It’s important to remember that the endowment was set up as a source of income from interest and a hedge against disaster, not as a source of regular funding. In a period of budget cuts at all levels of government — local, state and federal — the library relies more and more on monetary donations and town funding to accomplish its mission to provide free and equal access to information to all local residents. It is the hope of the trustees and library director that the Town of Casco will increase the level of funding that is on par with that of surrounding towns, thus assuring local residents that they can count on consistent and reliable services. The Chicago Public Library Commissioner recently stated, “Public libraries are more relevant and heavily used today than ever before, and public libraries are one of the better uses of the taxpayers’ dollars . . . As journalist Walter Cronkite once remarked, ‘Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared LIBRARY, Page C

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Gray – Nice year round home just steps from water, sandy beach, nicely-landscaped. One-car garage. $379,900. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1000643) Directions: Rt. 302 to Rt. 85 in Raymond, 2 miles to Gore Rd., at end of Gore Rd. go straight onto Aquila to #18 on left by tennis courts.

Harrison – Lovely Ranch on sprawling 6.2 acres. Attached 2-car garage with possible additional living space above. Private yet centrally located! $149,900. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 1014316) Directions: Rt. 302 Naples to Rt. 35 North, follow for 7.5 miles, property on left, driveway to house on inner lot. (Across from Lakeside Detailing)

Harrison – Cozy Ranch with attached 2-car garage and in-law apt., on corner lot. Large eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 3-season room and deck. Small barn, nice yard. $139,000. Wendy Gallant, 615-9398 (MLS 1005563) Directions: From Naples: Rt. 302 to Rt. 35 to Buck Rd. on right, follow to end & take a left on Edes Falls Rd., follow to #73. See sign.

Harrison – Classic Maine Cottage – Pristine Condition! ±2 landscaped acres on east shore of Long Lake. Central Heat/AC. 2-car garage with apt. $875,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 1009290) Directions: From Rt. 35 in Naples toward Harrison, turn left on Rocky Point Rd. (Firelane 27) at fork of road, go straight into driveway.

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Harrison – Views of Long Lake from this village home of 3+ bedrooms with deck, hot tub, sunroom, fireplace and solar-oriented details. $259,000. Stan Harmon, 693-7279 (MLS 1009339) Directions: From Naples go North on Rt. 35 to Harrison Village at stop sign turn left on Main St. At head of Long Lake, turn right, staying on Rt. 35 toward Waterford. Look for sign on right, less than 1/4 mile.

Harrison – Stunning log home on the East Shore of Long Lake! Cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tile, hardwood. 3-car garage and more! $1,199,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 838-5555 (MLS 996665) Directions: Rt. 302 to Naples. Take Rt. 35 approx. 3 miles to a left onto Lewis Rd. Go 1.5 miles & turn left onto East Shore Village. Follow to end. Home straight ahead.

Harrison – Attractive 4-bedroom, 2bath Cape on 9.3 acres. Open design with cathedral ceiling in living room. Attached 2-car garage. Great location. Recent updates. $139,900. Wendy Gallant 615-9398 (MLS 974752) Directions: Rt. 35 from Harrison to Naples, across from Harrison Elementary School.

Harrison – Immaculate 2+ bedroom home with 1st floor master suite and open floor plan on 3 acres. Nicely-landscaped with 2-car garage and workshop. $126,500. Ray Austin, 232-0500 (MLS 995642) Directions: Rt. 35 from Naples to 1st house after 2nd Cape Monday Rd.

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Harrison – Custom-built Ranch with walkout unfinished basement. Wood and tile floors, 1-car garage. Good privacy on ±3.52 acres. $225.000. Sally Goodwill 232-6902 (MLS 1009011) Directions: Rt. 302 to Rt. 35 toward Harrison, turn left on 1st Lewis Rd. to corner of Alpine Village Rd. & Lewis Rd. House on left.

Harrison – Open concept contemporary on desirable East Shore of Long Lake. Nice frontage, detached garage, large deck, walkout basement. Expansion still available! $498,900. Sally Goodwill,232-6902 (MLS 981680) Directions: From Naples Rt. 302 to Rt. 35 (Harrison Rd). Left onto 1st Cape Monday Rd. to #349 on left. Street number is on mailbox. Sign on property.

Naples – Get Set for Summer! Large 3-bedroom contemporary home is surrounded by decks overlooking 300 ft. on Trickey Pond. Dock and 2 garages. $579,000. Connie Eldridge, 693-7298 (MLS 1005108) Directions: From office, left on Rt. 302 to left on Rt. 114. Approx. 3 miles to Trickey Pond Rd. on right. 2nd home on right.

Naples – Almost new ranch, convenient to Bridgton and Naples. New appliances, freshly-painted. Ready to move in! $137,500. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 995150) Directions: Rt. 302 West. Tingley Brook Crossing, first left after Lake Region High School. 1st house on left.

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Raymond – Newer Raised Ranch with ROW on Raymond Pond. 3 bedrooms, deck, cherry floors and stainless steel appliances. Quiet neighborhood. Some finish needed. $189,999. Wendy Gallant, 615-9398 (MLS 1007888) Directions: Rt. 11 in Naples toward Poland (approx. 5 miles), right on Edwards Rd., Conesca Rd., right on Raymond Hill Rd., left on Swan’s Rd., #28 on left.

Sebago – This extraordinary log home was designed with special attention for ultimate enjoyment of 367’ on Peabody Pond. Many special features. $1,250,000. Nancy Hanson, 838-8301 (MLS 1001238) Directions: Naples, Rt. 114, follow into Sebago & take right onto Long Hill Rd., follow Long Hill Rd. to stop sign, continue straight onto Rt. 107, continue for a couple of miles to Peabody Pond Rd. on the right, #712.

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Andrew Carlson: Good sportsman

ZEROED IN FOR A CATCH — Lake Region outfielder Rachel Wandishin has a fly ball lined up during varsity softball action earlier this season. The Lakers fell out of the tourney picture last week, stumbling against York. (Rivet Photo)

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ground and at the final handoff held a 30 meter lead over us.” Corinn Bedell made the big push to surprise York and Greely. “At the 200 meter mark, Corinn began to surge. At this point, she was still ignored by the crowd, but byy the turn for home, she had gained an incredible 30 meters back,” Coach Reilly said. “The crowd began to notice as Corinn continued her rocket blast down the final 100 meters, passing York and Greely just before the finish in a time of 4:19.12.” Greely finished at 4:19.78 and York at 4:21.85. The FA winning foursome set a new school record by a “huge” 8.5 seconds. “I have seen over a thousand high school races and this one ranks right up there with the most spectacular finishes,” Coach Reilly said. As any coach knows, the success of a program often is the result of a hard-working staff. Coach Reilly thanks TRACK, Page C

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and Corinn Bedell battled it out for the crown. When the gun sounded, the two left the field behind, dueling stride for stride the entire race. “It was only at the end with a last desperate lunge that Corinn eked out a first place victory in 59.13, a school record by a full two seconds!” Coach Reilly said. “Sage was right behind with a time of 59.35. Both girls were just off the meet record set in 1993 at 58.7, and are ranked 2-3 in the entire state.” Hennessy was the only athlete to score in four events with a third in the 100 meters at 13.32, a fourth in the 200 meters at 26.88, and was a member of the winning 4 X 400 relay. The relay was the day’s final event. Hennessy gave the Raiders a quick lead, and then handed off to Laura Pulito for the second 400 meters. “Laura pushed well and held on to give the baton to Christina DiPietro with a slight lead over Greely and York for the third 400 meters,” Coach Reilly said. “Greely and York began to gain

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set. Silas Eastman won the 3200 meters in 9:59.95, just off the FA record of 9:59.77. Jamie Gullikson tied the Raider school record in the pole vault with a winning leap of 9feet 6-inches. Gullikson added a fourth place finish in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.15, and was second in the high jump at 4-feet-6. In the 400 meters, Coach Reilly saw a heavyweight bout as teammates Sage Hennessy

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FALMOUTH — As track & field coaches, Mark Snow of Lake Region and Bill Reilly of Fryeburg Academy hope to see their athletes peak at the end of the season. Both coaches had to smile following the Western Maine Conference Championships held last Saturday at Falmouth High School. Champions were crowned. State Meet tickets were punched. And, new school records

(Continued from Page 10C) response last year and the quality of the submissions. We look forward to celebrating even more students who serve as role models in their classrooms, communities and on their respective sports teams.” The Hood Good Sport Scholarship program is open to seniors enrolled in a high school in one of the six New England states. Seniors must be attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 and meet the following criteria: minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, participated in a varsity sport in high school, volunteered in his/her community, and displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in sports in high school. Entry forms were accepted online at Hood.com through February. Students were asked to complete the entry form and write a short essay explaining why they are a “Good Sport” on and off the field. Voting opened to the public on March 7 and ran through April 15 on Hood.com to determine the 10 finalists from each state. Finalists were interviewed by a panel of judges. The final 18 winners – three from each state – were notified in May, and were invited to attend an awards banquet at Fenway Park. Andrew’s selection as one of three Maine finalists was no surprise to Lake Region coaches. Mark Snow, who coaches varsity spring track, said Andrew’s greatest attribute is how he brings out the best in others. “Andrew is not the most talented athlete at Lake Region High School. I don’t think this bothers him. He understands that we each have our own goals and must do what we can to attain them. He has set personal records in five of his events this year by the time he has put into them,” Coach Snow said. “However, his greatest strength may be how he can influence others to do their best.  He was the first to accept a challenge by the Fryeburg Academy team at last Friday’s meet. They wanted to run a ‘throwers’ only relay.’ Andrew immediately accepted and convinced others to do this event for the fun of it.” Coach Snow challenged the indoor team to compete in every discipline (throwing, jumping, distance running, and sprinting).  Andrew was one of the first to complete this challenge and inspired others to complete it also.  “What impressed us most was how many on the team tried those events even though they were not part of their normal routine.  We have many distance runners who now regularly compete in the throwing events.  I think this interest in multievents started with Andrew during the indoor season,” Coach Snow said. Dan Dors, who coaches varsity cross-country, said Andrew “is one of the top student-athletes I have had the pleasure of coaching over the past 50 years.” “He is a born leader — someone who I could always count on for putting forth an excellent effort. No matter what sport Andrew was involved in, he was always respected by his teammates,” Coach Dors said. “Andrew was always very coachable. I can’t think of a better person to receive this award — a truly outstanding young man. He will be a success at whatever he chooses to do in life.” Chip Morton, who was the varsity head coach during the 2009-10 indoor track season, said Andrew “was easily the best male captain I ever had for indoor (track).” “He organized off-season practices; he brought problems to my attention (usually bringing me a suggested solution to the problem, as well); he was always respectful to other teammates and opponents,” Morton said. Don White, who is the varsity boys’ soccer coach, has been impressed seeing Andrew’s growth over time. “I have been lucky to be able to coach Andrew in soccer for eight years, from rec to travel to varsity soccer. Andrew is always a great teammate and supportive of everyone.  He goes out of his way to congratulate someone when they tried hard during a game. He also offered encouragement to his teammates when they weren’t at their best,” Coach White said. “I remember at a team meeting one time Andrew spoke up about players being negative to others. Andrew never complains, but when he thought some teammates weren’t being treated fairly, he made sure everyone knew it wasn’t right. Andrew leads by example in the way he acts toward others and how hard he works during practices and games.”  Andrew hopes his example has inspired his peers to be good sports, as well. “Sportsmanship is one of the most important attributes of being a student athlete. Not everyone is blessed with incredible athletic ability, but with a good attitude and such you can have good sportsmanship, and that can go a long way,” he said. Andrew is the son of Jon and Sue Carlson of Casco. He was recently honored as a Hancock Lumber and Lake Region Boosters Club “Player of the Week.” A member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, Andrew competes inn outdoor/indoor track & field and cross-country running.

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Raider softball achieves perfection (Continued from Page 10C)

Freedman snagged the hard liner to end a threat. Harriman pitched a four-hitter with 9 strikeouts and no walks. Not only did the victory seal the first perfect regular season ever by Fryeburg Academy softball, but it also marked the fifth straight year the Raiders have won the Western Maine Conference regular season title. Fryeburg will be the top seed in the upcoming Class B West tournament, which begins June 9.

Not close this time

UP AND OVER? Lake Region’s Lucy Fowler tries to clear the bar during high jump action.

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Lake Region gave the Raiders a scare the last time the two teams met as FA rallied with three runs in the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 victory. Lightning would not strike twice. Behind a strong hitting attack, the Raiders bounced the Lakers 11-1 last Wednesday in Naples. The Raiders banged out 19 hits, scoring 10 runs in the middle innings. The Lakers started the scoring in the first as Abby Craffey walked and scored on a RBI double by pitcher Allison Clark. Fryeburg would take the lead in the third inning, scoring three times. Carla Tripp led off with a single and stole second. Maddie Pearson followed with a single. Ashley Watkins knocked in the first run with a hit, and then Charlotte Lewis would add a two-run double. In the fourth inning, Fryeburg

kept the pressure on the Lakers, with six more hits and RBI singles by Watkins and Lewis and an RBI triple by Sarah Harriman. In the sixth inning, the Raiders added three runs highlighted by a Lewis RBI single.

Heal Ratings CLASS B WEST SOFTBALL (Standings as of May 31) 1. Fryeburg A. 16-0 170.321 2. Yarmouth 14-2 116.210 3. Oak Hill 12-3 101.769 4. Lincoln A. 11-5 100.429 5. Maranacook 10-5 77.1875 6. Falmouth 8-7 76.9531 7. Cape Elizabeth 9-6 75.9766 8. Wells 10-5 68.3594 9. Greely 9-6 61.3281 10. Lake Region 7-8 53.1250 11. Lisbon 9-7 44.8438 12. Leavitt 5-11 43.0078 13. Gray-NG 7-8 37.1484 14. Freeport 5-10 31.6406 15. Mtn. Valley 4-10 26.7113 16. York 3-12 16.2109 17. Poland 2-13 10.7422 • The Top 9 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Tripp paced the FA attack with a 3-for-5 day with 2 runs scored. Maddie Pearson was 2for-5 with 2 runs scored and a RBI. Ashley Watkins was 2-for-5 with 2 runs and RBI. Lewis was a perfect 4-for-4 with 1 run and 4 RBI. Sarah Harriman pitched a complete game allowing 2 hits, striking out nine and walking two.

Track athletes shine at WMC finals Fairway chip shots

(Continued from Page C) his assistant coaches Kevin McDonald and Bobby Collins, who worked with the girls all season, and Joe Minnich, who coached the throwers. Top FA scorers were: Seth Eastman, sixth in the 400 meters, at 58.51. Milos Mijokov, Stefan Sjekloca, Forrest Stearns and Fred Stearns, fifth in the 4 X 100 relay in 50.49. Chris Solter, Dakota Griffin, Andrew Emery and Milos Todosijevic, fifth in the 4 X 400 relay in 4:06.11. Chris Solter, Seth Eastman, Logan Gerchman and Silas Eastman, fourth in the 4 X 800 relay in 8:51.77. Scott Pelkie, sixth in the shot put at 42-feet-11. Corinn Bedell, fifth in the 800 in 2:30.92. Katie Heggie, sixth in the shot put at 28-feet-11. Final qualifiers to the Class B State Championship this Saturday, June 4 at Cony High School: Silas Eastman, 1600 and 3200; Forrest Stearns, javelin; Stefan Sjekloca, long jump; Scott Pelkie, shot put; Chris Solter, 800; Milos Mijokov, 100 and 200; Sage Hennessy 100, 200, 400; Corinn Bedell, 200, 400, 800; Laura Pulito, 800; Jamie Gullikson, pole vault, high jump, 110 and 300 hurdles, long jump; Katie Heggie, discus. The FA girls placed fifth, while the FA boys were sixth. Laker results Leona Kluge-Edwards tied the Lake Region school record with a vault of 6-feet 6-inches. Hannah Perkins was sixth

in the 200 meters at 28.37, a state qualifier. She added a fifth in the 400 meters in 1:05.12, a seasonal best. Doe Leckie was second in the 300 hurdles in 49.98, and first in the 100 hurdles in 16.27. Hannah Flagg was sixth in 18.71. The LR 4X 800 relay team

— Kayla Gray (2:55.6), Maggie Knudsen (2:58.7), Jacqui Black (2:46.5) and Kelsey Winslow (2:47.6) — was fifth in 11:28.38. The 4 X 100 relay team — Elysha Bosworth, Hannah Perkins, Sydney Hancock and Doe Leckie — were fifth in 54.60.

(Continued from Page C) to that of an ignorant nation.’” What the Casco Public Library has accomplished in 60 years is truly remarkable. The collection of books stands at 26,920, audio

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Kasey Huntress was second in the javelin with a toss of 78feet-5. Molly Hook was sixth in the discus at 88-feet-10, a state qualifier. Sydney Hancock was third in the triple jump at 31-feet3.25, a personal record. The LR girls were seventh.

Casco Public Library story

from outside the building 24/7. The total number of borrowers is 5,568 registered patrons. Carolyn and Wes feel certain their successes will continue to grow as they look toward the future. Residents of Casco have a real treasure in their local library. Library officials and trustee ask the public to keep the Casco Public Library vibrant and growSAD 61 Elementary School ing by voting “yes” at the June 8 June 6 – June 10 MONDAY: Baked chicken patty on whole-wheat bun, lettuce & town meeting. tomato, pickle, oven-baked potato wedges, applesauce, milk. TUESDAY: Pasta w/meat sauce, wheat roll, green beans, baby carrots, fruit cocktail, milk. WEDNESDAY: Chef’s choice, baby carrots, orange, milk. THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar w/romaine lettuce, pineapple, milk. FRIDAY: Skillet omelet w/Colby cheese, oven-baked hash brown, ham slices, apples, milk. SAD 61 Middle School MONDAY: Whole-wheat stuffed crust pizza, baked chicken nuggets, dipping sauce, fresh deli sandwiches, mini pretzels, chilled pears, milk. TUESDAY: Cheeseburger on whole-wheat bun, fresh deli sandwiches, oven-baked French fries, carrot sticks & cucumber coins, pudding, fresh crisp apple, milk. WEDNESDAY: Beef tacos, hamburger on whole-wheat bun, Goya black beans, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, chilled fruit cocktail, milk. THURSDAY: Teriyaki chicken, whole-grain brown rice, vegetable egg roll, fortune cookie, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh chilled orange, milk. FRIDAY: Whole-wheat stuffed crust pizza, fresh deli sandwiches, mini pretzels, fresh salad bar, baby carrots, chilled peaches, milk.

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Bridgton Highlands Country Club In Ladies’ Day play, the team of Martha Eaton, Yvonne Gluck, Pauline Elmer and Vivian Howard won the “odd ball” tournament. Lake Kezar Country Club In Tuesday Social League action on May 24, first place went to Alan Emery, Moe Foulds, Corey Douglas and Bob Adams with a score of 97. Closest to the pin were Gene LeBlanc at 1-foot-9 on Hole 5, and Ed Jelik at 7-feet-10 on Hole 16. Greenie: Daryl Kenison. In play on Tuesday, the team of Jim DuBeau, Dale Lord and George Harden captured first place with a score of 18. Second place went to Art Duggan, Moe Foulds, Henry Middlemiss and Ron Essmann with a 16. Art Duggan was closest to the pin on Hole 5 at 5-feet-8.5 and on Hole 16 at 6-feet-4. Greenie: Dick Trapani. BRAG Benefit Tourney The Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial BRAG Golf Tourney will be held on June 18 at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with a scramble format, consisting of four players per team. The fee is $60 per player, which includes cart and luncheon after golf. There will be cash prizes and certificates from area merchants for first, second and third low gross, and first, second and third low net. Please send check to Larry Carter at 16 Katheryn Blvd., Casco, ME 04015, payable to Laurie Bergen Memorial Fund. Include your handicap. For more information, call 627-7380.

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Raider softball achieves perfection for first time

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer For the first time, Fryeburg Academy has reached softball perfection. The Raiders completed the school’s first undefeated regular season with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Falmouth on Memorial Day to finish 16-0. Before the bus ride to Falmouth, Raider Coach Fred Apt informed his players that he had been interviewed by a daily newspaper about the upcoming game against the playoff-bound Yachtsmen. “I told the reporter that this could be a ‘trap’ game for us, coming off of graduation,” Coach ANDREW CARLSON of Casco is pictured at Fenway Park where he and two other Maine Apt said. “If we play Fryeburg softball and we get beat, then the students were honored by Hood as 2011 Good Sport Scholarship recipients. other team deserved to win. If we

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play Fryeburg softball, I like our chances.” This one proved to be the ultimate defensive battle. Fryeburg scored the game’s only run in the first inning as Carla Tripp walked, stole second and third base. The aggressive approach paid off as Falmouth’s catcher misfired to third as the ball sailed into the outfield, enabling Tripp to score easily. From there, it turned into a classic pitchers duel between FA’s Sarah Harriman and Falmouth’s Freedman. Fryeburg would strand five base runners and Falmouth four as both teams turned in good defensive plays. Harriman retired 14 of the last 15 hitters as Falmouth failed to put a runner at third base. Harriman helped her own cause

by fielding bunt attempts down the first base line and making accurate tosses to first baseman Ashley Watkins. Watkins, a senior captain, made the catch of the game when she skied to snag a shot down the line for the second out in the seventh inning. A videographer from Channel 8 News captured the amazing catch, which surely had either double or triple possibilities. Rightfielder Brie Pelkie made a nice running catch of a sinking drive to end the contest. Tripp was 2-for-2 on the day with the run scored and 3 stolen bases. Charlotte Lewis and Brie Pelkie each had hits, and were left stranded at second base. Maddie Pearson nearly plated one run with a shot up the middle, but

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LR senior athlete honored for his good sportsmanship

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Andrew Carlson will tell you he has never been one of the best athletes on the field, so to distinguish himself from other athletes, he focused on sportsmanship, work ethic and leadership. “I believe that athletic ability declines as one gets older, but something such as sportsmanship never will,” he said. “I always keep my head up during sporting events, whether we are losing or winning, it is always important to keep a good attitude. I always try to encourage my teammates, in track and cross country.” A senior from Casco, Andrew was recently one of

three Maine student-athletes to receive the Hood Good Sport Scholarship in recognition of his good sportsmanship and positive influence in the community. “I could not believe it, it is a great honor, and I want to thank all of the H o o d  r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s  a n d judges who had a part in choosing me for this award, and for the teachers and coaches who wrote recommendations,” he said. HP Hood, New England’s leading dairy processor, will award 18 $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate good sportsmanship on and off the field. In the second year of the program,

Hood has awarded a total of $90,000. Tuition costs continue to rise faster than average incomes, which have forced more students to seek alternate ways to pay for their education. In 2010, more than 5,000 applications were received and the interest for 2011 has been tremendous as scholarships become critical elements to financing a student’s secondary education. “We are pleased to be able to once again offer the Hood® Good Sport® Scholarship to deserving seniors in New England,” said Lynne Bohan, RECORD SETTERS — (Left to right) Raiders Sage Hennessy, Laura Pulito, Christina spokesperson for Hood. “We DiPietro and Corinn Bedell are seen here just after out sprinting Greely and York to win the were overwhelmed by the 4x400 meter relay at the Western Maine Conference Championships. The foursome posted a combined time of 4:19.12, beating the old Fryeburg Academy record by nine seconds! GOOD SPORT, Page C

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June 2, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page D

Views from Augusta by Susan Collins U.S. State Senator

Speculators driving up cost of gas

Soaring oil and gas prices are placing a heavy burden on Maine families, truck drivers, farmers, fishermen, schools, small businesses, mills, and factories. In just the last six months, the price of regular gasoline here in Maine has increased by about $1 to a statewide average of around $4 per gallon. The average price of home heating oil is $3.60 per gallon, with plenty of chilly nights still to come. Some regions have been hit especially hard — in Aroostook County, the price per gallon of regular gas has reached $4.20. And people throughout our state have seen the effect of rising transportation costs whenever they buy groceries or other goods. Several factors are driving the spike in energy prices. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a weaker dollar, manufacturing growth in China, and a cold winter have pushed up the price of crude oil and heating oil. Another significant factor is international instability, such as the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. One factor of particular concern to me that I am working to address is excessive speculation in crude oil futures and other energy commodities. Numerous experts have concluded that this speculation in oil futures is causing price volatility that is unrelated to supply-and-demand market fundamentals. During the oil price spike of 2008, and again in 2009, I introduced legislation to help guard against excessive speculation in oil futures markets. The Wall Street Reform Act, which passed last July with my support, requires the U.S.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to develop such safeguards. Unfortunately, the CFCT has yet to take action, to the detriment of the American people. This regulation is long overdue — the Wall Street Reform Act required the Commission to implement effective rules by last January to diminish, eliminate or prevent excessive speculation in energy commodities, but missed that deadline. Recently, I joined 16 of my Senate colleagues in calling on the Commission to implement immediately rules to control speculation in all energy futures, beginning with crude oil. Our bipartisan Senate coalition has asked to see the commission’s plan no later than May 23. Futures trading plays an important role in helping commodities producers and purchasers mitigate risk. A contract market dominated by speculators, however, turns this legitimate public purpose into a casino-like atmosphere consisting of escalating bets on future prices unrelated to supply-and-demand principles so that there is constant upward pressure on the prices of vital commodities.  It is estimated that each million barrels of oil controlled by speculators adds as much as 10 cents to the price of a barrel. As of the beginning of May, speculators held positions in U.S. crude oil contracts equivalent to a nearrecord 258 million barrels — thus contributing about $25 to the current price per barrel of around $100. Speculators, oil companies, and the countries from which we import oil all profit at the expense of hardworking American famiGAS, Page D

Views from Senate by Olympia Snowe U.S. Senator, R-ME

Scarlet tanagers are more common than usual this time of year, particularly around places like Brownfield Bog.

The first tanager of spring

Spring comes to Maine at its own pace, and this year spring was in no hurry. In spite of the weather, the birds migrated on schedule, so one particularly chilly, damp May morning I crawled out of my cozy bed a couple of hours earlier than usual, put on my winter jacket, hat, and gloves, and drove to Brownfield Bog to meet up with a group of birdwatchers. Hoping to see newly-arrived birds, we met at the appointed hour, left our cars at the entrance to a dirt road and began to walk toward the woods. The sky was heavily overcast, a breeze blew out of the northwest, and the threat of rain hung over all, but we hardly noticed the weather because all around us the air was filled with bird songs. An ovenbird called, “Teacher, Teacher, Teacher, Teach!,” and a robin sang “Cheerily Cheerio.” We continued our walk along the rutted dirt road through the woods, listening to other birds, and trying to find the singers. Here and there, we stopped to admire patches of purple and white violets, and other spring wildflowers that had just begun to bloom, like the dainty wood anemone, the wild oats, and the delicate goldthread. A

Bird Watch by Jean Preis News Columnist

great crested flycatcher called, “Wheep!,” and we looked up to see a large member of the flycatcher family, showing off his beautiful yellow front and his rust-colored tail. Then, we heard a song that at first sounded like a robin, but slightly different. It sounded harsher, as if the robin had a sore throat, and the song stopped us in our tracks. The more experienced birdwatchers in the group quickly began to scan treetops with binoculars, while the newer, less experienced folks in the group looked around with puzzled expressions on their faces. Someone called out, “There, at 11 o’clock in the far oak tree, the one to the right of the big pine!” and we all turned to look. A few, accustomed to following directions like “11 o’clock in the far oak tree,” found the bird immediately. Some of us in the

group were not sure where to look, but with the help of those who had already found the bird soon all eyes were on it. It was a glorious sight on that gray, chilly May morning, a brilliant scarlet red bird with jet-black wings, perched out in the open on a bare branch. It was our first scarlet tanager of the year. Scarlet tanagers have a reputation for being uncommon, but at this time of year they are more common than most of us realize. It helps to be familiar with their song, because they are often high in the upper canopy of the forest, where they move slowly and deliberately, foraging for insects, and where their habit of remaining motionless for long periods of time makes them seem to disappear. Four species of tanagers breed in North America, but the scarlet tanager is the only one who breeds in the

northeast, ranging over a large area from southern Canada to Georgia, and from the Atlantic seaboard to the edge of the Dakotas. This small bird, which winters from Panama, down through Colombia, and east of the Andes in Peru and Bolivia, migrates farther than the other tanagers. It has one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in our neighborhood. Since that first chilly May morning, I have crawled out of my cozy bed on other mornings, a couple of hours earlier than usual, to look for birds. Beginning in late April, migrating birds move through this area on their way to more northerly breeding grounds, or come here to stay and raise their families. Spring migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world, and there is nothing quite like seeing each newly-arrived species for the first time. On that cold, gray, sunless morning in May, the first scarlet tanager of the year shone so brightly it almost seemed to generate its own sunlight. As we all stood watching, it lifted its head, opened its mouth, and sang. Spring had finally arrived. Jean Preis resides in Bridgton.

National Small And the sap just keeps running Business Week Earth Notes

National Small Business Week is a time to recognize the extraordinary contributions that small businesses make to the health and vitality of our economy. With more than 30 million small businesses nationwide — nearly 150,000 in Maine alone — these firms are the engines of our economy and our lifeline to emerge from this economic downturn. In fact, a full 97 percent of Maine companies are small businesses. Generating two-thirds of net new jobs annually and creating over half of our nation’s non-farm private gross domestic product, small businesses are fundamental to our nation’s identity and critical to our economic strength. Firms like Fiber Materials in Biddeford and Ocean Farm Technologies in Morrill, both recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for their innovative contributions to society, are leading the way in their respective fields, and are proud examples of Maine’s entrepreneurial spirit. It is, therefore, imperative to promote governmental policies that create a climate ripe for small business growth and innovation. As the top Republican on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, I make a point of telling my colleagues about the challenges, successes, and priorities of jobcreating small business owners. Time and again, these entre-

preneurs tell me the policies emanating from Washington are simply not conducive to business growth, especially at the levels necessary to meaningfully reduce the nation’s unemployment rate.  I agree with these legitimate concerns and frustrations. From our dangerous $14 trillion debt level, to onerous federal regulations and outdated tax code, many federal policies crafted in Washington simply do not aid our job creators. The status quo will not pull us out of the current economic downturn, and the numbers speak for themselves. Between June 2009 and December 2010, the economy netted just 70,000 jobs total — a mere .06 percent growth in 18 months according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That amounts to less than 4,500 new jobs per month for 18 straight months, when we require at least 285,000 new jobs per month for five years just to return unemployment to “normal” levels. Supporting our nation’s small businesses means freeing them from onerous and outdated federal regulations. According to job creators in Maine and around the nation, comprehensive regulatory reform is critical to their ability to grow, innovate and add to their payrolls. The $1.75 trillion cost of federal regulations is stifling economic growth and saddling small firms with fewer BUSINESS, Page D

By Price Hutchins I thought it would be fun to see how sugaring was done. I convinced Ann that it would do us good to get outside after skiing and before we put the boat in. I have not used the pronoun “us” and “syruping” in the same sentence since that first day. I’d heard the “40 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup” formula, but what was there to boiling water? On my first trip to Paris Farmers Union (PFU, our local farm supply store), I was a bit taken back when I discovered I could spend hundreds of dollars just to tap my “bush.” “Bush” is the term used by farmers to describe land that has acres of adult sugar maples. My “bush” was more like a shrub — just six trees. I thought it was 20, until my son pointed out that my “bush” was mostly comprised of oaks. It’s not called “oak syrup.” Next, I couldn’t figure why some trees are sap fountains and others are merely firewood in its vertical and whole state. One skinny victim produces gallons a day while its two neighbors have not produced a gallon together all season. Can trees be obstinate? Then, I discovered the fundamentals of sugarhouses. Sugarhouses are built for one purpose only, well, two counting marital accord. Boiling off the 40 to get to the one means there’s a lot of water vapor to deal with. Even with a kitchen exhaust fan on high, your house

“Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail jschap@ localnet.com for details. “wets up” pretty quick. At first it seemed like I had discovered one of the gifts of a Maine spring. The air in the house felt thick again, the furniture was tight overnight, the house stopped squeaking, and the dog stopped being a grounding rod for electricity. This would have been great if syruping was a process that took one night, like Halloween or honeymoons. The second night the water ran in rivulets onto the sills and down the walls. Wallpaper loosened, and then just gave up and dropped off the walls. I told Ann that the winter had been so desiccating the humidity would do us and the house a lot of good. But, one entire night of all four stove burners on high yielded about a ladle of syrup. The third night, assisted by a spousal decree, I opted for a one-burner propane cooker and a big kettle outside in the barn. Each night, I came home from work, lit up the kettle and began evaporating. When I produced something that resembled watery maple syrup I hit upon finishing the batch in a pot back on the

kitchen stove. I could multitask! There’s not too much you can do to ruin sap. It turns out, it is really easy to ruin maple syrup. While I busied myself boiling in the barn, my batch of real maple syrup came to a boil and then boiled some more. It boiled up and out of my pot, out onto the new kitchen stove and finally what was left in the pot transformed into a substance that could be used in brake linings. Luckily, Ann had gone to bed. After a futile attempt to clean out the vulcanized syrup I quietly moved the blackened pot to a quiet spot on my workbench in the barn. Syruping went back to a onestep process. About seven nights later I was ready to amass my amber gold. Back to PFU to pick up those great, iconic, Maine maple syrup bottles with the one time use screw-on caps and authentic label. Holy sap buckets! Disposable plastic jugs cost a lot of money! Making syrup can be done by any jerk, but bottling syrup needs to be done by someone who knows something about

syruping. Filtering is messier than mucking out a cow barn on your knees. Syrup gets everywhere! All those gizmos and gigi’s at PFU that you think are only for the professionals are actually essential to surviving the bottling process unscalded! The whole sugaring process takes about 20 days. I have a ball making labels and sending pints off about the world. I think this year I may have reached critical mass. That’s where the costs of propane are my only investment. My family now provide bottles if they want syrup. I might add a tap, or purchase a new filter, but the sap is free. About $100 of propane makes 2.5 gallons of syrup. That’s $40 a gallon. The going rate for a gallon of Maine Made is $80. My labor then, works out to 34 cents an hour. That’s a fair wage for western Maine in these times. Teachers make more than I do, but they have to put up with another type of sap. Home Depot associates make a ton more than that so I should feel grateful about my job there. Syruping probably equates to the wage local realtors make now, but they had their salad days in the 90s. I had denied any knowledge of where the “spaghetti pot” went when Ann asked about it. After clandestine nights of soaking and scouring the charred pot, I hit on the idea of revving up the compressor and SAP, Page D


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Letters Tolerance

To The Editor: In response to the article about Pam Melville and her son, who was thrown off the Cal Ripken Little League team this year for “out of control behavior” (quoting league President Larry Carter), once again shame on you all. We are supposed to be teaching tolerance of diversity, and somewhere, someone decides we don’t want this child around so let’s remove him? Permanently? Without any concern or knowledge of how this would affect the boy? My stepsons, Daniel Ross II and Joshua Ross, were the boy’s coaches two years ago. When they learned that the child had special needs, they both came to me for advice on how to deal with his autism. Having worked with children with autism for five years, and having worked with the boy for one school year, I was impressed that they would do this research and hoped they would be successful. There were no issues that year because these two young men wanted what was best for the kids on their team. All of the kids, not just the “normal ones” or the “high achievers” or the ones that weren’t going to have any problems. They took it upon themselves to learn about autism in general and the boy specifically so that he would be a competent member of the team. My husband was an umpire that same year, and again, took it upon himself to become educated about autism. When he was at the plate and saw that Pam’s son was becoming frustrated, he would call “balls” so that Tyler could reach base. Not one coach complained. I’m not clear as to why Ms. Caron, director of Special Education for SAD 61, is involved in the Town of Bridgton’s Rec program since she is a resident of Raymond and this is a town matter, not a school matter. It is my understanding that any resident of the town can join the Rec program. If her staff is so well trained, how about having some of them work with the Rec Department and educate the coaches and umpires on how to work with children with autism? This disorder is rampant and it isn’t going away any time soon. The more people become educated on this disorder, the more people will become tolerant and understanding to the behavior.

In any case, Pam’s son is a special child, not because he is a child with autism, but because he is a sweet child, trying to grow up in a town without tolerance for difference. This disorder is not something Pam’s son chose to have, but something God gave him and his parents to deal with. It is time we all stand with him, not against him. Donna Ross Bridgton Editor’s note: In an attempt to inform the public how school officials address “out of control behavior” an autistic child may exhibit, The News contacted Ms. Caron seeking what protocol SAD 61 follows. Ms. Caron declined to outline such protocol, but did offer a brief statement, which was included in the article. Ms. Caron was not involved nor contacted by Bridgton officials regarding this situation, as Ms. Ross alludes to in her letter.

Firefighter pay

To The Editor: As a Bridgton firefighter, I’d like to address the article covering firefighter pay. The article mentions the 20-hour training requirement for interior firefighters. This figure is not the amount required to become an interior firefighter, but is in fact the required annual continuing training to maintain that status. To become a qualified interior firefighter requires at least 76 hours of training, and double that for full state Firefighter 1 and 2 certification. Our members receive no compensation for the time spent attending these trainings, most of which are held out of town. Additionally, many of our members have received more advanced certifications as technical rescue specialists, Hazardous Materials Responders, certified Fire Instructors, and EMTs, and attend numerous outside firetraining classes. These additional certifications require hundreds of hours on non-compensated training. Our members do this because of their dedication to the fire service and the Town of Bridgton. But dedication does not put food on the table. Finally, the evening details mentioned by Selectman Paul Hoyt are to not only fulfill our mandated annual training requirements, but also to perform equipment safety checks as mandated by the Maine Department of Labor. I see no difference between this and emergency response in regards to pay. The citizens of Bridgton

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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE — Peter Rabbit Preschool in Naples took a trip to the Children’s Museum in Portland several weeks ago. Emma Knowles is pictured at the grocery store, while Jonalisa King is seen at the auto shop. should know that they are getting extremely good service for a very low price. The Bridgton Fire Department is responding to approximately 400 calls a year. Most departments with this call volume are staffing per diem firefighters and paying higher hourly call pay than Bridgton. Handling major responses during weekdays is becoming increasingly difficult as fewer firefighters are available. Less trained personnel not only puts our citizens and their property at a higher risk, but also the firefighters themselves. Corin Meehan Bridgton

Re-zoning

To The Editor: In Naples, we will be holding our annual town meeting on the evening of Wednesday, June 8. I (Robert Fogg) have an article on the warrant to re-zone my Route 11 (Q-Team office) property to commercial. This property was split into two zones when zoning came to town. The front of the property is now in the commercial zone, but the rear half of the property is in the residential zone. We would like to start using the rear section of the property as a wood-recycling yard. In order for us to use the whole property for our business, we need to re-zone the rear portion to commercial and apply for permits. I would appreciate the support of any town residents at the meeting. There will also be an article on the warrant about making changes to the Site Plan Review Ordinance regarding Aquifer Protection. I am in favor of aquifer protection, but I believe that this amendment is worded too vaguely. As I read it, no woodpile (or even rock or dirt pile) would be allowed over an aquifer or within 1,000 feet

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To The Editor: I am running as a write-in candidate for selectman in the Town of Denmark for the twoyear term. I’ve been a resident of Denmark for 22 years and have been active in Denmark Fire Department, First Responders and Planning Board as well as the Denmark Lions. I would appreciate your write-in vote for selectman on June 3. Polls will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. Ed Enos Denmark

Do better

To The Editor: This past Memorial Day weekend, the presence of rogue, handmade signs announcing a yard sale were evident in Shorey Park. In fact, over the past five weekends, there were signs there, in the flower gardens or adjacent to the gardens. This weekend they were tied to the lampposts. We are fortunate to have lovely parks and gardens as the result of taxpayer funding and the real time and effort of the employees of the Bridgton Public Works Department and

The Bridgton Board of Selectmen are accepting applications or letters of interest from Bridgton residents who want to be considered for the appointment to fill the vacancy on the MSAD #61 Board of Directors. The appointee shall serve until the June 2012 annual election. The deadline to receive an individual’s application or letter will be June 10, 2011 and must be received at the Municipal Offices, 3 Chase Street, Suite #1, Bridgton Maine, 04009. Bridgton Board of Selectmen

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The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals to provide labor and materials for the electrical upgrade of services at a section of its campground at Salmon Point. There will be a required pre-bid meeting of all contractors at the Campground site on June 8, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at which time the Campground Manager will conduct a walking tour of the proposed work site. Bids will be accepted until Monday, June 13th at noon E.S.T. at the Town Office, 3 Chase Street Suite #1, Bridgton, Maine 04009, at which time they shall be opened. It is expected the award to take place at the Select Board meeting of June 14th, with work to be completed by June 30, 2011. 1T22

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(Continued from Page D) using a disk sander to grind away the burned sugar in the pot. It worked great until the compressor woke her up. But, she got to be the first to handle the big shiny pot and nest it back into its home in the pantry. It really warmed my heart to see her and her pot reunited after such a long absence. Price Hutchins is at the peak of a mediocre career. This career includes restaurant owner, carpenter, toilet paper salesperson, stay at home dad, chemical salesperson, entrepreneur, and Home Depot associate. Price and his wife Ann have returned to Bridgton while they continue the renovation of their Lovell house.

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The Naples Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Naples Municipal Office Buildings, located at 15 Village Green Lane, on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Copies of warrant will be available at the Town Office and online at www.townofnaples.org 2T21

TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M. AT THE AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING. TOWN MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 15TH AND 16TH AT THE LEURA HILL EASTMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FROM 6:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. THEREFORE, THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 4:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, THE 16TH OF JUNE. 1T22

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The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bridgton will hold a Public Hearing at 6 P.M. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Municipal Building located at 3 Chase Street in Bridgton to accept oral and written comments on special amusement permit application for Beef & Ski Restaurant located at 243 Portland Road. 1T22

No other town business will be conducted during this time.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO 14 M.R.S.A. §6323

TOWN OF NAPLES PLANNING BOARD The Naples Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on June 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: Proposed zoning amendments for: 1. Zoning change from Rural Zone to Commercial Zone for a portion of the property located 86 Casco Road, Map R08, Lot 30-A, submitted by Robert Fogg. 2. Zoning change from Rural Zone to Village District Zone for properties located at 1077 Roosevelt Trail, 1081 Roosevelt Trail and 1101 Roosevelt Trail and shown on Naples Tax Maps, U33, Lots 36, 35 & 27, submitted by the Naples Board of Selectpersons. 3. An Application for a Minor Subdivision submitted for property located on Songo School Road and shown on Naples Tax Map R07, Lot 5 submitted by Hunter Ridge, LLC. Public Welcome.

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of accepting voter registration and other election related issues.

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Perennial Point of View. The placement of the signs sends a message that we, as a community, residents and town officials alike, do not care! All of the work being done to enhance community development and “brand” Bridgton seems silly if we cannot keep our community visually attractive. Obviously, there will always be those who are thoughtless and need to be reined in. I sincerely hope that we can “do better!” To The Editor: Sandra J. Collins As a Reserve with the Maine Bridgton State Police for 14 years, I have experienced the officer’s side of police dispatching. It is a tough, serious, nerve-racking job. One To The Editor: must be alert to the multiple These are tough times for situations as they arise and have public libraries. In the Internet the competency to act quickly. era, some question the library’s Recently, I read in the relevance. Yet, the same infor- Lewiston Sun Journal where mation explosion that has fueled the dispatcher in Oxford County the digital age makes the library sent an ambulance and fire fighta more valuable resource than ers to set up a landing zone for ever. In communities across the LifeFlight in the wrong town. country libraries continue their The reason for the mistake was long tradition of assisting peo- the spelling of the road. The ple in finding the information dispatcher thought the call was they need. for Peru when it was actually The Casco Public Library for an accident in Greenwood. was founded 60 years ago, and It was the emergency responder shortly thereafter, a group of that caught the mistake. forward-thinking citizens estabThis could have been a disaslished an endowment to ensure ter in the making. A life was on the long-term viability of the the line. library. Today that endowment, LETTERS, Page D and the library itself, is at risk.

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of the boundary of one. Clean wood, rocks and dirt are not hazardous materials and should not be banned. Also, there is no provision to allow fuel oil or heating oil tanks, even if they have a spill containment structures around them. This is only a small sample of the materials that would be banned. I would like to urge Naples voters to reject this amendment, as it is written, at town meeting.  Robert Fogg Q-Team Tree Service Naples

Originally established with the understanding that annual interest earnings would be used to meet special library needs, the endowment has for the past several years been necessary to support basic operations. From June 2009 to March 2011, the value of the endowment has dropped by over 35%, currently totaling less than $140,000. If this trend continues the endowment will be depleted in the next several years. In order to restore the library’s endowment to its intended use, we need your help. Area citizens who support the library are seeking additional funding from other sources so that the cost of basic operations does not continue to deplete the endowment fund at its current rate. Those funds should be used for their originally intended purpose, which is to ensure that the Casco Public Library can sustain itself into the future as a valuable resource for the residents of the Lake Region. Your support of our efforts is greatly appreciated at the June 8 annual town meeting and beyond. Laird Covey Trustee, Casco Library Resident of Poland

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

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

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


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Getting the trains moving

Over long distances, rail transport is very efficient. Maine’s industries are hampered by the lack of available rail lines as they try to ship their goods out of state. This is especially sad because Maine once had an extensive, efficient rail system serving most parts of the state, but over the last 50 years it has fallen into disuse and disrepair. The last few years have seen this trend turnaround somewhat, and the recent spikes in fuel prices have provided an excellent chance to revisit the use of railroads in Maine, particularly concerning freight hauling. In our own region, the Mountain Division Railway is a great example. At its height, it ran from Portland to St. Johnsbury, Vt. It was famous not just for freight, but for taking vacationers from hot, smoky cities to country resorts like the Bay of

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Naples Inn and Bretton Woods. Over the years, the line shrank and more stations closed until now only a short section in New Hampshire known as the Conway Scenic railway and the few miles closest to Portland are still in use. Much of the track is still there though and the rights to unused sections of line in Maine are now owned by the Maine Department of Transportation. The track from South Windham to Fryeburg has a strong economic argument for reopening, and to help that process along

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I sponsored LD 63, “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Repair the Mountain Division Rail Line.” This bill calls for a bond of $21 million to pay for the repair of those 40 miles line. Analysis done since I first proposed the bill shows that repairing a portion of this line from South Windham to Baldwin would cost $8 million. In order to get the project going, I, along with area legislators and some local business owners, met with the governor. The businesspeople were an interesting group, whose

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

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

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

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

DENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete oral hygiene care-infant to senior Most dental insurances, MaineCare accepted 207-647-4125 email: info@bdhc.me

FOUNDATIONS

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

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

Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

LAWN MAINTENANCE Chapman’s Lawn & Yard Works Mowing - Cleanup - Brush Cutting Debris removal – Bark mulch Blaine Chapman 647-5255 Dawn’s Lawns & Landscaping 25+ years experience Fully insured Dawn Munn-Latendresse 583-4793

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

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

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

J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940 J. Jones Construction Services Inc. Foundations – Frost Walls Free estimates – Fully insured Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com

MASONRY

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

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

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

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

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

Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

McBurnie Oil/Casco Oil Delivery and Service Denmark, Maine Tel. 207-452- 2151

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

INSULATION

OIL DEALERS

PAINTING CONTRACTORS Bob Champagne Painting/papering/some carpentry Small jobs – reasonable rates Lead safe certified 26 Zion Hill Rd, Bridgton, 207-647-5571

Newhall Construction Blown-in insulation Air-sealing – BPI trained Shawn 743-6379

George Jones Quality Painters Interior/Exterior – Fully Insured Free Estimates Excellent References 207-318-3245

Western Me. Insulation Co. Blown-in or Rolled – 28 yrs. exp. Free estimates – Fully insured 693-3585 – 7 days-a-week

Gotcha Covered Painting Interior/exterior-deck refinish-powerwash Serving the Lakes Region over 15 years Free estimates Kevin 693-3684

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

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

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

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

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

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor In this column, I have often mentioned services that traditional Medicare covers. There are services that Medicare does not cover. They include: alternative medicine, cosmetic care, most care you receive outside of the United States, most dental care, eyeglasses, hearing aids, non-emergency transportation and personal or custodial care (unless you also need skilled nursing care). It’s important to remember that even for services that Medicare does cover under Part B, there’s usually a 20 percent coinsurance that you or your supplemental insurance must pay. The rules may be different if you’re in a Medicare Advantage plan and some Medicare Advantage plans partially cover some of the services

Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Medicare nugget

Barry Concrete Foundations Tim Barry Inc. Poured foundations – Frost walls Bridgton 207-650-3507 tbconcrete@myfairpoint.net

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

McIver Electric “Your on time every time electricians” Douglass Construction Inc. Custom Homes/Remodeling/Drawings 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton 30 years exp. in Lakes Region 647-3664 Phil Douglass, 647-3732 - Jeff Douglass, 647-9543 www.mciverelectric.net Sweden Rd. Bridgton R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor Jeff Hadley Builder 24 hour Emergency Service New homes, remodels, additions Residential & Commercial Painting, drywall, roofing, siding Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 Kitchens, tile & wood floors Fully insured – free estimates David K. Moynihan 27 yrs. experience 207-583-4460 Master Electrician J. Jones Construction Services Inc. New Construction – Remodeling Roofing – Siding – Decks – Docks Free Estimates – Fully Insured Call 928-3561 www.jjonesconstruction.com

products included wood pellets, steel and even potatoes. The one thing they had in common was a strong interest in getting a relatively inexpensive, reliable way to get their products to markets out of state. Getting affordable access to lucrative markets in our country and Europe is very important to them. The governor was supportive, and I am hopeful that he will assist in getting the necessary funds. I am very excited about the potential that rail freight has for improving the economy of our region. If you have any questions or concerns about revitalizing the railroads or if there is any other issue I can help you with please call my State House office at 287-1515 or visit my website at www.mainesenate. org/diamond to send me an email. Senator Bill Diamond is a resident of Windham, and serves the District 12 communities of Casco, Frye Island, Raymond, Standish, Windham and Hollis.

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LANDSCAPING Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscaping Organic gardening, design/maintenance Creative stonework, property watch 207-693-6646 www.clementbros.com

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552

PET GROOMING Dawg Gone Gorgeous Small dog grooming & boarding 85 Roosevelt Tr., Naples, Me 04055 www.suej-59@hotmail.com 693-4933

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

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

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

listed above. Stan Cohen, a Medicare Volunteer Counselor, is available for free, one-on-one consultations at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (800-427-7411) and ask for a Medicare Advocate.

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

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

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

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


Classifieds

WORK WANTED

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

KITCHEN CABINETS — & appliances. White kitchen cabinets, great condition, back wall top & bottom 16-foot, island cabinets Lshaped 15-foot, oven/stove, sink & microwave. $1,500 or trade for Bass Boat, Golf Cart, ATV. Bridgton, ME. GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING E-mail info@5seasons.net. Call 617— Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, 750-3051 or 207-647-4299. 2t22x power washing. Serving the Lakes Region for over 15 years. Free esti- SCREENED LOAM — Please call mates. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 647-5173. 24t16x

DAY CARE

CATERPILLAR CLUBHOUSE — Childcare program has an active individualized curriculum for ages 1-5 years. I have over 10 years of experience, 185 hours in early childhood development trainings and an associate’s degree in education. To set up an appointment please contact Melissa @ 647-4156 or 595-5209. 7t18

HARRISON — $395. 1-bedroom apartment. Neat, clean, 1 person only. No pets, non-smoker. Includes heat & electric. 207-415-9166. tf21

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. COMMERCIAL SPACE — South 603-447-2282. 13t14x High Street location available. New, attractive 1,600 square foot commercial CUB CADET #2165 — One owner, building. Energy efficient, gas heat & extras B.O. Supreme Silver 1947 A/C. Great signage and parking. $1,490 Rogers Bros. 12-piece setting, extra per month. Call 207-890-9192. tf21 serving pieces B.O. 207-935-7663. 1t22x

SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, heat, hot water & electric included, sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 furnished. Security deposit required. 247-4707 or 232-9022. tf13

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

FIRE­ARMS – Sup­plies. Buy, sell, trade. Wan­ted, firearms, ammunition & mili­tary items. Swe­den Trad­ing Post. 207-647-8163. tf43

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.

2006 GULF STREAM — Cavalier, 32-foot travel trailer, park model. Sleeps 8, AC, propane heat/hot water. Full-size fridge, toilet, shower and micro. Front bedroom w/queen bed, back bunk. Excellent shape. $7,000 or B/O. 207-787-8075. 3t20x JERRY’S SPORT SHOP — in Denmark is going out of business. Everything will be sold. 5%-50% off. Guns, ammo, rods, reels, camping gear. Open 7 days. Please call before coming, 452-2320. 5t20x

CHALMERS INSURANCE &

REAL ESTATE

Part of the Chalmers Group

100 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 Phone: 207-647-3311 Fax: 207-647-3003 www.chalmers-ins.com BN 22

EXCAVATING – Have hoe, will travel. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 6534377 or 627-4560. tf44

BRIDGTON — One-bedroom second floor apartment. 5-minute walk to FIREARMS, MILITARY ITEMS downtown and lake, walking distance — and ammunition, Swe­den Trad­ing to hospital, midwifery school and Post. 207-647-8163. tf43 downtown shops, $650, all utilities, plowing, trash removal paid. On site VEHI­CLES FOR SALE coin laundry. 358-0808. tf22

WANTED TO BUY

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

FOR SALE

Discriminatory Advertising under the Fair Housing Act

FOR RENT

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

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE — near Bridgton’s downtown. High visibility location with good parking. Two floors, clean, quiet and near Hannafords and Dunkin’ Donuts. $600 per month with heat and electric FOR RENT included. References and one month BRIDGTON – 1, 2, and 3-bedroom security required. For inquiries, call 4t21 apartments. $550-$675 mo. plus 647-2587. references and security. JPD HARRISON — All inclusive. $650 Properties, 310-0693. tf2 month, first plus deposit. No pets. COMMERCIAL SPACE — for Available July 1. Call 583-9965, leave 5t22 lease, 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. with Rte. message. 302 frontage. Call for details, 647- HARRISON ROOMS FOR RENT 4465. tf46 — Cape on back lot. Good neighbors. BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2- Choose room. Share house, etc. No bedroom unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. smoking or eating in bedrooms. Good Trash, heat and H20 included. Newly dogs O.K. No swine. W/D. $420 painted, all new appliances. Near month, $40 extra person. Snow tires downtown. $675 month. Call 603- required. Write Timothy, 24 Allied 494-0325. tf21 Way, Harrison, Maine 04040. 1t22x BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- CASCO — Completely furnished bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities rooms, heat, lights & cable TV included. included. $200 per week plus security $120 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 650-3529, home 207-627-1006. tf17 2003 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER — V6, AWD, power sunroof, trailer hitch, clean. 120,000 miles. $9,495. Call 803-2124. 2t21x

FIREWOOD — Please call Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 6475173. 15t16x

PLEASE CONSIDER – donating your leftover garage sale items and your attic, basement and closet overflow to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. For more information, call 935-4358 ext. 21. Thank you. tf28

Are you a Gardening Guru?

Wallboard Specialist

Looking for a part-time person to help tend to our gardens, work in housekeeping and occasionally at our Front Deck. Position is part-time, year round. Weekends are required. Applicants should have good customer service skills and some computer knowledge. Please apply in person M–F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ONLY.

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Residential / Commercial Repairs – New Ceilings 23 Years Experience Free estimates

Handyman

Buying and Offering US Coins Gold & Silver Bullion

HILLTOP FIREWOOD — Seasoned, $220 cord delivered. Call for details, 890-9300. tf20

Scott Bailey

207-615-1689 scottbaileyhandyman@hotmail.com

Complete residential services including:

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

STUMP GRINDER FREE ESTIMATES Joe Edwards

583-6697

Maintenance Property management Seasonal property caretaking Renovation, consulting & design Decks/Patios Garage packages Gutter cleaning Roof Raking Weather stripping Water and weather damage Communications wiring Spring & Fall Cleanups 5T22CD

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

WORK WANTED

FOR SALE

NEED HELP — with maintenance of your propertuy? Offering lawn care, mowing, landscaping, edging, cleanup and general property maintenance. Call Paul at 207-939-6593 for more information. 4t21x

FOR RENT

BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright & sunny. No smoking or pets. $525, includes heat, hot water, snow & trash removal. First, last & security. 647-9090. tf19

FOR RENT

BOAT SLIP — Naples, Sebago Lake. Private community off Route 114 near Sebago Lake State Park. 24’ maximum length, liability insurance and registration required. $1,200 for 2011 season. Contact Bill Carline at 401-573-9263. 4t19x

BRIDGTON — 2-bedroom house, kitchen, dining room, formal living room, parking lot and beautiful view of the brook. Rent, $750 per month. Call BRIDGTON — One-bedroom 866-761-5882. 2t21 apartment in Bridgton’s downtown. Two floors, clean, quiet and near NEW BRICK HOME — for rent. Hannafords and Dunkin’ Donuts. Long-term rental. Energy efficient, 2 $600 per month with heat and bedrooms, bright and sunny. Hannaford, electric included. References and hospital & village amenities nearby. one month security required. For Plowing & grounds maintenance inquiries, call 647-2587. 4t21 included. No pets/smokers. $850 month, call Brickwoods at 452-2441 NAPLES — 3-bedroom mobile FMI. tf22 home, $650 month & utilities. First month & security deposit, pets FOR RENT — Two lovely properties negotiable. 1 mile from downtown. on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine. 577-7680 or 345-9169. 1t22 June through October. Fully furnished and applianced. Rent both together EAST FRYEBURG — Year round or separately. A-frame on the water’s new home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, edge: 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, on two some furniture, garage, office, great levels, sunny and charming, with deck for family, and Fryeburg schools. overlooking the water. Dock, picnic area, 508-776-9330. 10t21x grill. Unique, quaint interior. Beach. $1,000 per week. Carriage House with BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated water views: 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open laundry. Modern, beautiful, sunny, kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 wood interior. New kitchen, skylights, wood-burning stoves, 2 decks, porch. Picnic area, grill, beach access. attached barn. $595 week. Call tf20 $800 per week. E-mail: hucarlson@ 978-387-6640. aol.com. No smoking or pets. Pictures REAL ESTATE FOR SALE available upon request. 7t19 CORNISH MT. HOMESITE SEASONAL RENTAL — Trickey — 3.7-acres only $69,900 build Pond, Naples. Small camp, sleeps 4, package. Howland Homes, 807dock & small beach. Most weeks, 1004. 2t21x $800. Call 508-317-2216. 4t19 NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, NAPLES — 2-bedrooms, 1-bath approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. house. W/D hookup. Trash removal Assessed by town at $25,000, sell and plowing included. Quiet setting, no for $8,500 cash sale. 207-650pets, no smoking. Utilities not included. 5669. tf21 First, last month’s rent, plus security. $129,900 NAPLES — New 3Reference required. Call (207) 6933939. 3t20x bedroom ranch, open concept. Howland Homes. 207-807-1004. NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom 2t21x apartment, short walk to public beach, no smoking, no pets, $425 per month BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, plus first, last & security. 647-4436. approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. tf20 Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21 NORTH BRIDGTON — Chadbourne Hill Apartments. 1- 16 ACRES STANDISH — Only bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, nice $99,900. Trade, finance. Howland 2t21x location. $625 month includes heat. Homes. 807-1004. Call 617-272-6815. 5t21

MARK of all TRADES Enjoy your vacation, let me get it done for you.

•Docks (Installed, Removed and Repaired) •Caretaking & Property Maintenance • Pressure Washing • Staining • Painting – Decks & Docks •Irrigation Systems & Landscaping

MARK of all TRADES

(Bark Mulch, Loam, Stone, Sand, etc.)

• Camp Clean-Ups & More! •Fully Insured

Call Mark for Free Estimate: (207) 409-9583

Always Free Consultations Fully-Insured

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LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT NURSING SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

DEADLINE: OPEN EOE

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TOWN OF RAYMOND Assessors’ Assistant

The Town of Raymond is seeking an Assessors’ Assistant: This part-time, 20hour-per-week position provides administrative support to the Assessor. Duties include general office work, data entry, customer service, record keeping and compiling materials for annual commitment. Must be able to work Thursdays. The ideal candidates will be detail-oriented with excellent customer service skills, have the ability to read deeds, be proficient in Microsoft Office/ OpenOffice and have developed computer skills/aptitude, be able to work independently and be a positive member of the office team. Graduation from high school or equivalent required, with preference given to candidates that have a vocational/college degree in a related field or experience equivalent to a degree.

Possible starting wage of $11.00/hour with provisions for increase in pay after successful completion of probationary period. Position also entitled to prorated vacation and sick days. Please send, by June 8, 2011, a cover letter with resume in confidence to: Ephrem Paraschak, Town Manager, Town of Denmark, PO Box 109, Denmark, ME 04022. Position will remain open until filled. The Town of Denmark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Danielle Loring, Executive Assistant 401 Webbs Mills Road Raymond, Maine 04071. Submission deadline is 4 p.m., June 10th.

SAD #61 IS SEEKING A MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TO JOIN OUR EXCEPTIONAL MAINTENANCE TEAM. DESCRIPTION: 2T21CD

YEAR ROUND, FORTY HOURS PER WEEK. WORK HOURS ARE 2ND SHIFT WHEN SCHOOL IS IN SESSION, DAY SHIFT WHEN SCHOOLS ARE NOT IN SESSION.

QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION IN ONE OF THE BUILDING TRADES PREFERRED. DUTIES:

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, NORMAL REPAIR AND OVERALL MAINTENANCE OF DISTRICT’S PHYSICAL PLANTS AND GROUNDS.

KNOWLEDGE OF: HVAC SYSTEMS, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, CARPENTRY, PAINTING, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE. ICE/SNOW REMOVAL IS REQUIRED. QUALITIES:

DEPENDABILITY, TEAM PLAYER, POSITIVE ATTITUDE, ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE AND DEADLINES. MUST BE CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WORKING IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.

SALARY:

PER NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT

DEADLINE:

JUNE 10, 2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD DOWNLOAD A NON-TEACHING APPLICATION FROM WWW.SAD61.K12.ME.US AND SUBMIT WITH A CURRENT RESUME AND A COPY OF CERTIFICATION IF APPLICABLE. JULIE RIDLON MSAD #61 900 PORTLAND ROAD BRIDGTON, ME 04009

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ANTIQUES • USED FURNITURE

• Large Selection of Costume Jewelry and Beads • Vintage Clothing DRYING • Huge Selection of Costumes RACKS • Nice Assortment of 5 Sizes Antique Showcases – all different sizes, a few modern & towers

Open Wednesday–Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appt. • 207-693-6550 679 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055 (next to Naples Shopping Center)

Paying TOP DOLLAR for Junk Cars

STUART SALVAGE 838-9569

693-5499

LAKE REGION SCHOOL DISTRICT

For job application and description see www.raymondmaine.org and at the Raymond Town Office, or call 655-4742 x 33. Send resumes and cover letter to:

The Town of Raymond is an EOE.

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DELIVERY AVAILABLE!

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JULIE RIDLON M.S.A.D. #61 900 Portland Road Bridgton, ME 04009

The Town of Denmark seeks qualified candidates for the position of PartTime Deputy Administrative Assistant (Part-Time Deputy Clerk). This position is a challenging and highly responsible part-time position involving first line of customer service to citizens. Candidates should possess good organizational and communication skills, excellent customer service skills, computer knowledge a must, person should be capable of multi tasking with minimum supervision. Duties include but are not limited to preparation and maintenance of municipal documents, motor vehicle registrations, sport licensing, recreational vehicle registrations, dog licensing, vital records preparation, various state reporting, tax collection, payroll, and voter registration. Municipal background and experience with TRIO municipal software desired but not required. Position also serves as a Deputy General Assistance Officer and Secretary to the Board of Appeals. Sixteen to twenty-seven hours per week with the ability to have a semi flexible schedule. An appropriate educational background is required; a job description is available at the Town Office and at www.denmarkmaine.org

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INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD COMPLETE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER APPLICATION AND FORWARD WITH A CURRENT RESUME, COPY OF LICENSURE AND THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TO:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Part-Time Deputy Clerk

E.O.E.

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

• We Buy Standing Timber • Crane Work • Firewood TFCD53 25 Years Experience - Fully Insured

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

207-452-2157

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YOUR OLD OR UNUSED — leather jackets, chaps and vests for new consignment shop in Limerick, Maine. Call Dana at Secondhand Biker, 207-793-3947. 7t20 LOOKING TO RENT — Professional couple looking to rent a home long-term in the Lakes Region, 3-bedroom with garage. 207-5958027. tf14

BUSINESS SERVICES

HEAP HAULERS — Towing service. Cash paid for junk cars. Call 655-5963. tf12

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YARD SALE

MOVING SALE — 96 Sunny Hill Rd., Casco. June 4 & 5, 9-4. Rain or shine. Includes furniture, dishes, fish tank, sports equipment, snowmobile helmets & clothes, wood tools, machinery tools, garden tools, rototiller, lawn mowers, fishing, boating and camping equipment, lots of hobby & craft items, sewing machine, fabric, books, movies & more. 1t22x

Letters

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COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION As a supporter of the — & Handyman Services - Painting, landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitch- Bridgton Police Department ens & baths, new homes. 40 years ex- Dispatching, I ask all Bridgton perience. Call Mike, 693-5284.13t14x citizens to think of the seriJ.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, commercial & residential. 207-8096127. tf35 CLOCK & WATCH REPAIR — A piece of time, 137 Main Street, Conway, N.H. Wed.-Sat., 9-5 or by appointment. 603-733-4751. 4t19x

DEN­MARK HOUSE — Painting, Inc. Inter­ior and Exterior Paint­ing. Also, Paper­hang­ing. 35 yrs. ex­pe­ri­ ence. Call for esti­mates. Call John Math­ews, 207-452-2781. tf31

ousness of this issue; it is not the cost of the service to the people that is important, it is the time and lives that are on the line. Dispatchers know the Town of Bridgton much better than someone sitting at county dispatch. Al Glover Bridgton

Dispatch services

MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER — Repair, most brands. Pickup/delivery local area available. Also light auto and rust repair. Years of experience. $25 per To The Editor: On behalf of the Bridgton hour. Call 321-8030. tf21 DIRIGO CUSTOM PAINTING — Looking for houses and camps to paint for 2011 season. 23 years experience, fully insured, free estimates. Power washing available. Call 743-9889. 7t15x

MASSAGE THERAPY — Licensed massage therapist Daniel C. Bandelt, 490 South Bridgton Road, #2, Bridgton, ME 04009. 207-449-7297. 4t19x

PROFESSIONAL CLEANER — & organizer. Non-toxic, own equipment, spring cleaning & organizing. Offering weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Free estimates, excellent references. Senior discount. 207-595-1542. tf21 B & L ROOFING — 20 years experience, fully insured. New roofs and repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

YARD SALES

ESTATE SALE, FRYEBURG, ME — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 3, 4; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. House contents must go. Ethan Allen furniture, antiques, china, clean old handcrafted furniture, 1940’s bedroom set with canopy bed, large upright freezer, dish sets, brass Russian samivar, LP albums, pewter, books, silverware, etc. Too much to list. May my parent’s treasures become your treasures. 8 Deer Hunters Lane, Highland Park, Fryeburg, ME (off Rte. 5). 207-935-7063. 1t22

LARGE YARD SALE — June 4th, 5th, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 1187 Naples Road, Harrison. Luggage, books, tapes, skiing, snowmobiling and diving equipment, pottery, lawn and farm tools, microwave, much more. Rain or shine. 1t22x YARD SALE — Saturday, June 4th, 210 Old Waterford Road, Lovell, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wheel Horse snowblower, air conditioner, some Depression glass. Many other items. 1t22

Federation of Public Employees, I am writing this letter to inform you — the taxpayers of Bridgton — what dispatchers do for you — before you go to the polls and make your decision as to keep the services you currently have or have a regional communications center take over. These are a few of the functions that we currently provide with only .08 more per thousand difference of your tax money then Cumberland County Regional Communication Center is proposing: • Dispatching for Police, Fire Departments (Bridgton/ Sweden), Public Works (Bridgton/Harrison) and Water Departments (Bridgton/ Harrison). • We also issue burn permits (not just campfire permits like convenience stores in other towns and unlike online permits, which have a fee involved); concealed firearm permits; and permits to operate to an Inspection Station. • As a local Dispatch, we can provide some services quicker by taking care of your concerns right then and there or waiting to have an officer called off the road if need be. We are the closest open local Dispatch Center for several miles around. We also have good knowledge of the area (which saves time), LETTERS, Page D Owner, Daryl S. Walker

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BALDWIN June 4 — Pancake breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., West Baldwin Church, Rte. 113. BRIDGTON June 2, 9 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Period of Purple Crying, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 2, 7, 9 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. June 2, 7 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 2 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 2, 9 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. June 2 — Tour of Farragut Park, Town Hall & 1913 Civil War Monument, historic walking tour series, 6 to 7 p.m., meet at Town Hall. June 3, 6 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. June 3, 10 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. June 3 — Girl Scouts, 5 p.m., Community Center. June 3 — Wine & cheese reception for nature photographer Linda Panzera, 5:30 p.m., Gallery 302, Main St. FMI: 647-2787. June 3 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 6472897. June 3, 10 — BRAG Dodgeball, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: Dan Edwards, 831-8092. June 4 — Painting of U.S. map on Stevens Brook Elementary School grounds by LRHS Interact Club and Bridgton Lake-Region Rotary Club, onlookers invited. June 4 — National Trails Day with Loon Echo Land Trust at Bald Pate Mountain’s Micah Trail, 9 a.m. to noon. FMI: 647-4352, jon@lelt.org June 4, 11 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 452-2772. June 4 — National Trails Day Celebration, cleanup of Holt Pond Preserve, Stevens Brook Trail and Pondicherry Park, meet 9 a.m. at LEA, 230 Main St. FMI: 647-8580. June 4, 11 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. June 4 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. June 5 — MOAL Car Show, registration 8-10 a.m., awards 1 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School. FMI: 6474033, 693-4678. June 5, 12 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. June 6 — AARP Driver’s Safety class, 9 a.m., Community Center. To register: 655-4943. June 6 — GPS training class, 1 to 4 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3116. June 6 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. June 6 — 4 on the Fourth Race Committee, 5 p.m., library. June 6 — Exercise group, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. FMI: 647-2897. June 6-7 — Suessical Jr. by Lake Region Middle School students, 7 p.m., Bridgton Academy. June 7 — Rainbow Days Playgroup for toddlers 6 months to 5 years, 9 a.m., Community Center. June 7 — Bridge, 1 p.m.,

Community Center. June 7 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 3-5 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. June 7 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. June 8, 10 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. June 8 — Beyond Basic Computer class with Marjy Champagne, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 8 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. June 8 — Caregivers Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Community Center. Free respite care. June 8 — Discovery Kids, 3 p.m., Community Center. June 8 — Bereavement Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 8 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 9 — Bridgton Rotary Club, talk by Lyme educator Barb Maurais, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 9 — United Methodist Women annual banquet, noon, Trailside. FMI: 272-0495. June 9 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 9 — Table Tennis, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. June 11 — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, library courtyard, weather permitting. BROWNFIELD June 2, 7, 9 — Playgroup, 1 to 4 p.m., Community Center. June 4 — Harry’s Famous Roast Pork Dinner to benefit Brownfield Historical Society, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, takeout available. June 7 — Recreation Center meeting, potluck, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 8 — Open House for Husky Summer Camp, 1 to 5 p.m., Community Center. June 11 — Father/Daughter Dance, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Center. CASCO June 2 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. June 4-5, 8, 11-12 — Raymond-Casco Historical Society open, 1-3 Wed., 10-3 Sat., 1-3 Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 655-2438. June 7 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. DENMARK June 4-5 — Spring cleanup and free yoga class, 9 a.m., Nurture Through Nature. FMI: 452-2929. June 6 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park. June 8 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. June 10, 11 — A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FRYEBURG June 2 — Veterans’ Service Officer, 9 to 11 a.m., American Legion, Bradley St. FMI: 324-1839. June 2 — The Importance of Being Earnest by Roundabout Theatre Co., 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. June 3 — “Minute-to-winit” FA-style, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.

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FMI: 935-9232. June 4 — Mad Agnes Farewell Concert, 7:30 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. June 5 — Why Dogs Do What They Do, a two-part seminar with Dr. Myrna Milani, DVM, Telling Tails Training Center. FMI: 642-3693. June 6 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. June 6 — The Responsibility of Fiscal Discipline, with Maine State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, 6 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-3733. June 6 — Fryeburg Business Association monthly social, 4 to 6 p.m., 302 West Smokehouse & Tavern. June 7 — Fryeburg Historical Society, farming in Fryeburg, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Bradley St. FMI: 697-3484. June 10 — Ribbon-cutting, 9 a.m., Spice & Grain Store, 17 Portland St.; 9:15 a.m., Carol Hanson Art Studio, 22 Portland St.; 9:30 a.m., Good Beer Store, 285 Main St., by Fryeburg Business Association. June 11 — Girl Scout recruiting event, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 364-3639. June 11 — On screen: The Importance of Being Earnest by Roundabout Theatre Co., 1 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 9359232. HARRISON June 3, 10 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Village. June 6 — Adult Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. June 7 — Youth Soccer Registraiton Night for Grades 1-6 this fall, 5 to 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. FMI: 583-2241. June 9 — Francesco Duina on his book Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession, 5:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. June 12 — Buffet brunch served by 5th graders for Camp Kieve trip, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olde Mill Tavern.

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LOVELL June 2 — Ladies Day golf, 9 a.m., Kezar Lake Country Club. June 2, 9 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. June 3, 6 — $1 a bag sale, 10 a.m. to noon, Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. June 3, 10 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 3 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. June 4 — Summer Recreation Program sign-ups, 9 to 11 a.m., rec bldg., Smarts Hill Rd. June 6 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. June 6 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 8 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 452-2772. June 8, 10 — $1 a bag sale, 10 a.m. to noon, Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. June 11 — Third annual golf tournament by Fryeburg Rotary Club, Kezar Country Club. FMI: 935-2793. NAPLES June 2, 9 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. June 2, 9 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. June 3 — Fish fry, 3 to 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Rte. 11. June 3 — Country gospel group, Inside Out, 5:30 p.m., Village Green. June 3 — Newfoundland Day, 6 to 11 p.m., Black Bear Café. FMI: 693-4770, 2403788. June 4 — Registration for summer swim lessons by Naples Rec, 9 a.m. to noon, Naples Town Beach. June 7 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. FMI: 6936841. June 7 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:45 a.m., library. June 9 — Songo Garden Club trip to Marion Chase’s iris gardens, meet 10 a.m. at American Legion parking lot

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Neal Strange

Emily L. Perkins

Ciro A. Russo Jr.

WINDHAM — Neal Strange, 87, died on May 21, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Portland on March 3, 1924, the son of Portland dentist and aviation pioneer, Dr. Clifford Strange and Alice (Johnson) Strange. Neal grew up on the Stroudwater Flying Field, which was established and operated by his father, and later became the Portland International Jetport. Neal was born to fly. His father gave him his first airplane, a Heath Parasol, when he was nine years old. He taxied it back and forth on the runway. He took his first solo flight at age 15 in an Aeronca 50 and went on to fly B-17s in the Army Air Corps in WWII as a Second Lieutenant. After the service, Neal returned to Maine, where he met Ervette (Eppie) Jordan on a blind date. They married in 1947 and raised a family of one daughter and five sons in the Stroudwater section of Portland near the airport. Neal was a gifted mechanic and auto body repairman. He ran several garages and service stations, worked at Maine Motors on Forest Avenue for a number of years, and operated his own shop. In 1977, he became a teacher at the Portland Regional Vocational Technical Center (now PATHS), where he taught general trades and auto body repair until he retired in 1989. Neal was a founding member of the Maine Aviation Historical Society and contributed many articles sharing his knowledge and experiences in its publication, The Dirigo Flyer. Neal’s love of aviation, his interest in history and his remarkable talent as a natural musician are gifts he delighted in sharing with his children and grandchildren. From 1982 until moving to Windham in 2008, Neal and Eppie enjoyed living on Crescent Lake in Raymond, which was a wonderful gathering spot for their large family. Neal kept his prized 1946 Aeronca Champion seaplane there in the summer and loved to take everyone up “for a spin.’ Devoted to his family, Neal made each of his children and grandchildren feel special and loved. He especially enjoyed times when three generations of his family played music together. Neal was predeceased by his son, Glenn, a Maine State Trooper, who died in the line of duty in 1997. In addition to his wife of 64 years, Eppie, Neal is survived by his sister Beth Chaves of Virginia Beach, Va.; his daughter Gail Thompson of Portland; his sons Keith of Lincoln, Eric of Frederick, Md., Mark of Fryeburg and Joel of Lovell; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 31, at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. The family requests that there be no visiting hours. For online condolences, please visit the website at www. dolbyfuneralchapels.com Memorial gifts may be sent to: Maine Aviation Historical Society, 99 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME, 04401 or to The Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

DANBURY, CONN. — Emily L. Perkins, 97, of Danbury, Conn., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in Danbury, shortly before her 98th birthday. She was born March 19, 1913, the daughter of the late Anna (Smyth) and William Leahy of Bethlehem, Conn. She later moved to Newtown, Conn., where she was raised. She graduated from Danbury, Conn. Normal School, now Western Connecticut State University, and was an elementary and preschool teacher. She taught school in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and for many years at St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School in Tampa Fla., where she lived for many years. For most of their married lives, Emily and Ralph spent summers at their cottage at Jewett Pond, where she delighted in the Maine summer and early fall. She loved nature and was never more content than when looking out onto the lake from her cottage living room, where she noted the arrival of each new creature and plant with delight. She was a passionate gardener and filled her yard and window boxes with flowers. She was also an avid golfer and played well into her 80s with the Bridgton Highlands Ladies Golf Association. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was often impish, playing pranks on those she loved. She had an innate inquisitiveness; she was an ardent reader and always kept abreast of national and world events. She was a kind and loving person with a good heart whose presence was felt by many, including the many children she had in her classrooms over the years. Many of her students remembered her into their adulthood and continued to send cards and letters to their dear “Mrs. Perkins.” She leaves three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph L. Perkins; two brothers, William and Robert Leahy of Connecticut; and two sisters of Ireland. Graveside services will be held June 10 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, North Waterford. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

PORTLAND — Ciro A. Russo Jr., 81, passed away at Pine Point Nursing Home in Scarborough on Saturday, May 28, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Portland in 1930, the second of four sons of Ciro A. Russo Sr. and Josephine Russo. He grew up in Portland, attended Deering High School and graduated from Hebron Academy. He graduated from Tufts University in 1951 with a degree in Business. He was a longtime resident of both Portland and Pownal. He was a partner with his brothers in Russo Realty of North Sebago, and Dirigo Distributors and A.F. Briggs Co. of Portland. He retired as president of the A.F. Briggs Co. in 1992. Always promoting innovative technology in the business, A. F. Briggs Co. installed the first air conditioners in automobiles in Maine as well as the first ductless split-type computer room air conditioner in Maine. In the 1970s he sought, and won in court, the right for all Maine businesses to propose and furnish “for equal” products in contracting with and selling to the State of Maine. Ciro was a past president of the Portland Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and a member of the Italian Heritage Center of Portland. In addition to being a devoted and loving husband and father and caring for the family farm in Pownal, he enjoyed hunting, both locally and in Alaska, and was an avid photographer, carpenter, marksman, horseman, and gardener. He is survived by his six children, Walter C. of Portland, Ciro A. III of Laguna Hills, Calif., Richard A. of South Portland, Bruce C. of Winthrop, Ellen M. Corbin of Manchester and Gregory C. of Sabattus; as well as eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerard Russo of North Sebago; and numerous relatives in Southern Maine and Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen, of 47 years in 1997, brother Mose in 2010 and brother Leonard in 2009. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, June 2, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign Ciro’s guestbook.

Lori G. Berge

SEBAGO — Lori Grenier Berge, of Sebago, died on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the age of 47. Lori died suddenly as the result of a choking episode. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on July 9, 1963, and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy with the class of 1981. Lori was the daughter of Robert and Colleen (Dickey) Grenier, who both recently passed away; her mother in May of 2010 and HARTFORD — Duane M. Gordon, 63, of her father this April. Even quite a distance Hartford, died Sunday, May 29, at his home, away, she cared very closely for them during with his wife holding his hand. their stay at The Canterbury Inn. Her husband He was born in Norway on June 17, 1947, Vic will always remember her love and devothe son of Merl and Laurette Pratt Gordon. He tion, especially during the extended times he served his country in the National Guard. He was away on business, all the little things she had been employed as a mechanic for SAD did for him, and Lori’s endless love for their daughter Lauren. Her brothNo. 17 for many years. Street rodding was his ers are wondering what they are going to do without her. hobby; he loved car shows and spending time She is survived by her husband, Vic; their daughter, Lauren; three with his street-rod friends. He was a member brothers, Robert Grenier II, Gregg Grenier, and Martin Grenier, all of of the Rod and Kustom Kruisers for 25 years. St. Johnsbury, Vt., a sister Kathleen; two nieces; two nephews, and one He is survived by his wife, Diana Collins grandnephew. Gordon, of Hartford; two sons, Michael of Her family will observe her burial privately at the Mt. Pleasant Casco and Tony of Lewiston; a daughter, Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Vt. In Maine, memorial services will be held Michelle Campbell, of Hebron; a stepdaughter, Susan Carro, of Waterford; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Cathy on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in Baldwin at the North Baldwin Baptist Church. Lori became close with the church in recent years and will be Rubino. greatly missed. Condolences may be expressed privately with the family He was predeceased by his parents. The family wishes to thank Beacon Hospice, Dr. Medd, Stephens at www.saylesfh.com. Memorial contributions could be directed to: North Baldwin Baptist Memorial Hospital, and Central Maine Medical Center. At his request, there will be no Church, P.O. Box 126, East Baldwin, Maine 04024. services. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the direcTACOMA, WASH. — Donald Clifton Rogers Jr., 62, died peacetion of Chandler Funeral Homes fully April 26, 2011 at the American Lake Veterans’ facility in Tacoma, & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., Wash. He was the beloved son of Donald C. Rogers Sr., of Naples, South Paris. Maine and Edith Porter of Rose Hill, Miss. Online condolences may be Mr. Rogers attended Fryeburg Academy from 1963–1966, followed shared with his family at www. by service in the Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Vietnam from chandlerfunerals.com. 1968–1969. After his military service, he traveled extensively around the country, working various jobs in machinery and fruit tree farming. He came to The Bridgton News love the Northwest, and settled in Washington State, where he continued to work managing orchards and groundskeeping. Among his hobbies were gun collecting and restoring cars, and he was a familiar face at area trade shows. He also enjoyed exploring the Northwest forests, practicing his skills as a survivalist. He was a lifetime member of the NRA The News will run, at no charge, and Words of Peace International. obituaries that have local connections. He is survived by his sisters, Carol Mumme of Wash., Nancy Rogers Photographs may be submitted at no additional charge, and whenever of Mass., and brothers, Gregory and Dana Rogers, from Naples, Maine. possible, they should be emailed as a He is also survived by a niece, Lauren Brunelle and three nephews, jpg file. Justin Brunelle, Jason Mumme and Chris Mumme. The News will include: Individuals – Donald Rogers will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved predeceased by parents, siblings, him. Family and friends are invited to attend a short Commemorative spouse, children; survived by spouse, Service in the Chute Cemetery, Harrison Rd. (Rte. 35), Saturday, June significant other, children, parents. Names of spouses of surviving relatives 11 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Veterans will not be included. In most cases Family Fund at your local bank. names of the grandchildren, nephews

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(Continued from Page D) than 20 employees with a disproportionate cost burden that is 36 percent higher than the regulatory cost facing larger firms.   One need not look far to find alarming examples of overreaching regulations that fail to account for their impact on small business. A recent instance was the “proposed reinterpretation,” from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of its so-called “noise” rule. While I commend OSHA’s end goal of preventing hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels, unfortunately, OSHA circumvented its obligation to convene a small business review panel and conduct a small business economic analysis on its proposal. The resulting proposed rule would have imposed yet another onerous layer to the staggering regulatory burden confronting small manufacturers when less costly and equally effective alternatives are available. Thankfully, in response to complaints from me and others, OSHA withdrew this proposal, citing the need to conduct more stakeholder support. Common sense regulations will support growth and prosperity among our nation’s small business job creators, increasing the number of good paying jobs available throughout the country. In Congress, I have joined with

Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. from Oklahoma to introduce the Small Business Regulatory Freedom Act, legislation that would specifically require Federal agencies to conduct comprehensive analyses of the potential impacts that regulations have on small businesses. This legislation was strongly supported by major small business groups like the National Federation of Independent Business, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Regrettably, the Senate Majority prevented a vote on this critical effort, foregoing a vital opportunity to address the serious impediment that inefficient and ineffective regulations are having on small business’ job creation across our nation. Not surprisingly, a few days after denying that vote, the Department of Labor confirmed that unemployment continues to stagnate, increasing from 8.8 percent in March to 9 percent in April.  I hope my colleagues in Congress will join me in celebrating National Small Business Week this week, and every week, of the year by reflecting on the countless contributions small businesses make to our nation and focusing on initiatives that enhance, not inhibit, their ability to prosper, innovate and create well paying jobs for Americans.

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(Continued from Page D) lies and businesses. The rules we are calling for will help prevent the market distortion that now is contributing to soaring prices. This immediate step to better regulate trading in energy futures must be accompanied by a commitment to secure our nation’s energy future. Although the United States has imported less foreign oil in recent years, dropping from 60 percent in 2005 to 49 percent in 2010, we still are subject to volatile global market factors that help drive up prices. The current political turmoil throughout the Middle East and our reliance on oil from countries with which we have strained relations, such as Venezuela, remind us that decreasing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil must be the cornerstone of our nation’s energy policy. While we need to continue efforts to develop alternative sources of energy and conserve energy, we must also increase our domestic production of oil to address our short-term challenges and rising energy prices. I have voted to open 8.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. I am also encouraged by potential leasing in Western and Central Gulf of Mexico, the Cook Inlet, and the

Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in the Arctic. Another way to decrease our dependence on foreign oil is to promote energy efficiency and develop viable and affordable domestic alternative energy sources. I have worked to advance these goals by sponsoring legislation that would promote clean energy initiatives, such as accelerating research of plug-in hybrid technologies for heavy duty trucks, providing incentives for producing alternative fuels from biomass, improving the energy efficiency of motor vehicles and appliances, and supporting the research and development of deepwater offshore wind power, an emerging industry with the potential to create thousands of good jobs right here in Maine. Addressing the rising costs of energy in the short term poses a significant challenge. I remain committed to working with my Senate colleagues to advance an effective energy policy that helps America achieve energy independence for the future. At the same time, we must work to ensure stable gas and oil prices for today. Protecting the American people from excessive speculation and price manipulation is one such measure.


Arts & entertainment DAC Calendar presents comedy for adults

DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center will present a comedy in two acts, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11. The play, written by John Ford Noonan, is meant for an adult audience, and is about two women who seem to be from completely different worlds who find they have more in common than meets the eye. The play will be performed by local actors Laurie LaMountain and Raja Michelle of Denmark, and direction will be by Elizabeth Roth of Bridgton. Raja Michelle was an actor before she was a yogi — some of her professional credits include television: ER, Providence, Strong Medicine, Grounded for Life; a series of independent films and various theater throughout her life. She has not been on stage since 2004, and is excited to be a part of this amazing performance at DAC. Laurie LaMountain makes her home in Denmark, where she is publisher of Lake Living magazine. Her previous acting credits include minor roles in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Arts in Motion Theater Company, and a third grade Thanksgiving play in which she played a turkey… badly. She is both excited and terrified by the prospect of playing Maude Mix in A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. Elizabeth Roth has been performing professionally for 40 years. She is best known locally as half of the musical duo Silk & Steel, and is now playing as a solo musician as The Harp Lady. This is her directing debut and she is thrilled to have this opportunity. Cost is a suggested $10 donation. Proceeds will benefit the Denmark Arts Center. The seating is cabaret-style, and the event is BYOB.

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(Continued from Page D) to carpool. FMI: 693-4732. June 10 — Jose Duddy in concert, 5:30 p.m., Village Green. RAYMOND June 5 — East Raymond Chapel UCC opens for summer services, 8:30 a.m., Rte. 85, across from Raymond Town Hall. June 6 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. June 6 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 6554283. June 6 — NAMI Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Public Safety Building, corner Rte. 302 & Main St. June 7 — Raymond Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Jordan-Small Middle School. June 8 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 6554283. June 11 — Plant and Paperback Book Sale, 7 a.m. to noon, library. SEBAGO June 6 — Story Hour for Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. June 7 — Sebago Knitting Club, 6 to 8 p.m., library. WATERFORD June 6 — Socrates Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-6957. AREA EVENTS June 2, 9 — Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., Cottage St., Norway. June 3 — Pickup for discounted rain barrels, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sebago Lake Ecology Center, Rtes. 237/35, Standish. To order: www.pwd.org June 3, 10 — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m., Rec. bldg., King St., Oxford. FMI: 783-4153, 7439153. June 4 — 28-hour lifeguard training course, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harold Alfond Center, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. FMI: 893-6615. June 4 — New Gloucester History Barn open house, 9 a.m. to noon, History Barn, behind Town Hall on Rte. 231. June 4 — Used book and DVD sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windham Hill Church, 140 Windham Center Rd., Windham. FMI: 892-4217. June 4 — Plant sale to benefit Responsible Pet Care, 9 a.m. to noon, Norway Town Hall. FMI: 743-8679. June 4-5 — 11th annual Fiber Frolic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor. FMI: 688-4208. June 4-5 — Civil War Reenactment, open 9 a.m. both days, Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. FMI: 8974366. June 4, 11 — Fox School Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fox School, East Main St., So. Paris. FMI: 674-5903. June 4 — Herbal Primer

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Suzuki concert STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College will hold a Japan Relief Benefit Concert on Sunday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m., at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish. More than 200 violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano students, ages 4 to 16, from all over Maine and other New England states, will perform classical music and folk tunes at the event, hosted by The New England Suzuki Institute and the Maine Suzuki Association. Besides raising funds for the victims of the earthquake and

tsunami, the concert will also honor the spirit of Dr. Suzuki in support of the Talent Education Research Institute All-Japan concert that had to be canceled in Tokyo in March. Eyewitnesses from the natural disaster in Japan, along with special guests, have been asked to come and share their experiences. Donations for Japan relief efforts are welcomed at the concert, which will take place at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center. For more information, call 621-4166 or e-mail wsawickiot@gmail.com

Letters to the editor

(Continued from Page D) know a lot of the citizens, and sometimes used as a safe haven during a domestic crisis since we are open 24/7. • Another service we provide to help the officers is to provide all information for their case folders. This gives them more time to investigate and write reports. We also monitor prisoners so that the officer can handle complaints. The bottom line is that you are the taxpayers, it is your money, and you should know all the facts before going to the polls. This information is being provided so that you can make a good decision on what you are voting for. As a reminder, the Town of Bridgton voted out Bridgton Dispatch and decided to go to Cumberland County three times previously and changed their minds. If it goes this time in this economy, it may well be too expensive to bring it back. Remember, the vote to stay with Local Dispatch or to go to a Regional Communication Center will be at the polls on the day before the annual town meeting.  On behalf of the Bridgton Federation of Public Employees, we would like you to vote No on Article 8 at the polls on June 14, if you want to keep Dispatch local. David Sanborn Bridgton Public Safety Dispatcher

Strange weather

To The Editor: They just keep coming, wave after wave of ferocious, killer tornadoes, obliterating small towns and ripping mile-wide swaths of destruction through cities. They’ve even shown up in states which rarely get them, like Vermont and California. One cluster that roared through Dallas/Forth Worth passed frighteningly close to my stepson’s home, forcing his whole family to huddle together in a small, interior downstairs bathroom until they were out of danger. This already has been the most destructive outbreak in my lifetime, and the tornado season isn’t even half over.

Ditto for the massive flooding in the Midwest. Even though it’s been largely ignored because of the tornado rampage, the related flood zone stretches from Montana to Louisiana. Millions of acres of productive farmland have been submerged as the Mississippi and its tributaries rose to record levels. Let’s see. What other bizarre stuff has been going on with the weather lately? We’ve seen tornadoes in Eastern Europe, where they’ve never occurred before; record flooding in Australia and India; midsummer snowstorms in Australia; and a heat wave in Russia where summer temperatures rarely exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Last summer, it was over 90 degrees for three months and peaked at an all-time record 100 degrees in August. The climate is changing all over the globe, but there is no global climate change. If you don’t believe it, ask the far-right extremists. They’ll tell you. Right-wingers believe global climate change is a hoax because Rush Limbaugh said so, or because they saw a report on Fox News or some equally “reliable” source. Trusting farright propagandists for accurate information about current events is like trusting Harold Camping for accurate information about the end of the world. Don’t hold your breath waiting for their predictions to come true. You’ll die of asphyxiation first. To reference that old psychotherapist’s pun, denial is more than just a big river in Egypt. It’s a way of life for the extreme right in America today. Deny, deny, deny! Ignore all contrary evidence! So while glaciers and icecaps melt away, while floods, droughts and heat waves overwhelm the land, while tornadoes and hurricanes grow ever more devastating, the Reactionary Right clings blindly to its delusions. When philosophers realize that their ideas contradict the facts, they change their ideas. When ideologues realize the same thing, they change the facts. I’ll close this letter the way I closed my last one: these guys just don’t know how to admit they’re wrong. Rev. Robert Plaisted Bridgton

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Greater Bridgton Chamber news

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BLOOMING WITH GRAMMY — Acadia enjoys gardening with her grandmother, Joanne Webb, a new Lakeside Garden Club member. The new sign at the Chamber of Commerce office welcomes the public to the Butterfly Garden.

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It’s official! The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce has donated a new, beautiful sign for the award-winning Butterfly Garden located in front of their office. Jim Mains, Chamber director, presented it last fall at a meeting of the Lakeside Garden Club, and it is now prominently displayed for all to see. Planted and maintained by the garden club members, this garden joins other Butterfly Gardens in many other cities across the country, as an important attraction that is visited by hundreds of people every year. Residents are invited to drop by to see the colorful flowers along a dry riverbed, to look for caterpillars that feed on the host plants, and to watch the butterflies that emerge from the “pupa” in a completely different form. The Lakeside Garden Club, with close to 60 members, also works with Perennial Piont of View’s commercial gardeners to maintain the planted areas of Bridgton’s Main Street, as well as community plantings in Harrison. This is a great way to learn how to be a gardener, from novice to expert — learning never ends, and

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is always fun when working with our friends, digging in the dirt. Annual meetings that include plant swaps and sharing spring plant divisions provide members with a good selection of healthy plants that are well-grown in local gardens. Garden tours at private homes in our area provide even more educational opportunities. This is where complimentary plants can be seen growing together in actual locations in various growing conditions. The growers can offer tips and answer questions on the spot. Some are willing to share cuttings or may even divide and give plants away. For those members who enjoy the artistic side of playing with flowers, an annual fun flower show called Art In Bloom is presented in conjunction with Gallery 302 on Main Street. This year, the fifth in the series, will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6, with a free tea party reception on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., where the public can meet the artists and floral designers. Ten pieces of art on exhibit are selected, then 10 club members volunteer to make an arrangement in fresh flowers that interprets the art form. The visiting public can vote for their favorite arrange-

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The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce has seen an increase of membership activity. Part of this success can be tied to a renewed focus on providing services such as a social media workshop, or group advertising and promotion that it does with the Maine Office of Tourism, the Maine Tourism Association and the Maine’s Lakes and Mountains Tourism Council. This year’s Area Guide, which features businesses in all of the 13 towns that the GBLRCC represents, will print and distribute 30,000 copies. On the social end, the chamber’s recent Holiday Auction drew a lively crowd, as donated items with a retail value of over $9,100 were auctioned off to raise money for the chamber. Another popular social event is the monthly Chamber After Hours, when member businesses host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. for networking, learning about each other’s businesses or just plain relaxing. The next After Hours on Thursday, June 23, will be at the nationally recognized Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton, and will include a short presentation on future expansion plans. The second annual Lake Region Open Golf Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, is a two-day event, rotating each year between four area golf courses. This year’s tournament will be held at Point Sebago Golf Resort on June 18, and at Lake Kezar Country Club on Sunday, June 19. Next year the LRO will return to Naples Country Club and Bridgton Highlands. In September, the chamber’s most popular event, The Maine Lakes Brewfest, takes center stage. This year attendance is expected to top 3,000 and will feature up to 25 brewers, two live bands and over a dozen food vendors. It takes over 80 local volunteers to make this event possible.

In October, the chamber staffs a booth at the Fryeburg Fair, selling raffle tickets to help pay for two $1,000 scholarships, which are awarded each year to chamber student directors. This year’s student directors are from Lake Region High School and Fryeburg Academy. The last chamber event for the year is the Great Western Maine Chili Cook-Off in North Waterford. The chili contest features competition between several area restaurants and is run in conjunction with the Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Road Race, which together raises $1,000 for the Tony Waldeier Scholarship for a SAD 17 student. For more information on these events or to learn more about the chamber, contact them at 647-3472, on the web at www. mainelakeschamber.com, or stop in at the chamber office on the Portland Road.

Bridgton Rec news

Summer swim program forms are now available online on the Town of Bridgton website, www.bridgtonmaine.org/ recreation.cfm, and also at the front desk of the municipal center. This American Red Cross Certified program is for ages three and four, and swim levels 1-6. Forms must be in for the first session by Friday, June 17. The first session runs from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 15. The second session deadline is July 15, and this session runs from Monday, July 25 to Friday, Aug. 12. Youth Soccer forms are now available online on the Town of Bridgton website and at the front desk of the municipal center. This program will run once school has ended. A $20 discount is applied to all forms postmarked/received by Thursday, June 30.

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It’s a fairy tale come true. All girls and boys, ages 3-11, in the Lake Region Kingdom are cordially invited to experience a magical evening of enchantment by enjoying refreshments with the storybook characters Cinderella and Prince Charming. This unforgettable event will take place on Friday, June 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Singer Community Center on the village green in Naples. Young princesses and princes attending this regal gala may partake in refreshments, craft activities, games and listen to a reading of Cinderella. Best of all, they’ll get to meet the princess and prince. Cinderella, her Stepmother and Wicked Stepsisters, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother plan to attend the tea party and greet the participants. Parents and grandparents should bring cameras for photo opportunities. Each young guest will receive a coupon for a chance to win a walk-on role in the Royal Ball on the afternoon or evening they attend Lake Region Community Theatre’s performances of Cinderella at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. One coupon will be drawn before the start of each show. During the tea, you’ll be able to purchase tickets for a Cinderella Basket sure to delight any young princess or prince. Cost of the Cinderella Tea Party is $5 per young guest and free for parents and grandparents. All guests should wear their Sunday best and must be accompanied by an adult. Lake Region Community Theatre will present Cinderella on June 17-19 and 24-26. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Cinderella is presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are proud to be corporate sponsors of this show. Tickets for the show are $15 per person and $12 for ages 12 and under. You may purchase a ticket at Hayes True Value Hardware in Bridgton, Krainin Real Estate in Naples and Raymond, or Books & Things in Norway.

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