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‘Pegaleg’ challenged for denying service dog

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Rick and Peg Marston feel like they’ve been had, by a woman who they said went berserk when they told her she couldn’t bring her son’s service dog inside their leather shop and tattoo parlor at Pondicherry Square in Bridgton. Now they have hired a lawyer to fight her demand for $20,000 in damages she is claiming, following a May 16 ruling in her favor by the Maine

Human Rights Commission. They say the fate of their six-year-old business, Pegaleg Pete’s Leather, hangs in the balance. “I’ll just completely go out of business. I’ll have to file bankruptcy,” Peg Marston said last week, of what would happen should Laura Creedon prevail in her $20,000 damage claim. “I don’t have $20,000. I’m not insured for it,” said Rick Marston, a retired policeman

and an avid motorcyclist who runs the store catering to bikers. Marston suffered a head injury two years ago in a motorcycle accident, and combined with the economic downturn and a high theft rate at the store, has decided to sell the Main Street business and property. Creedon, 50, a resident of Brookline, Mass., said in a telephone interview that her goal in filing the MHRC complaint “is that he never does this to another person.” She said,

“What happened was devastating” to both herself and her son, who has autism and was 16 at the time. Creedon has provided the MHRC a copy of the dog’s “Service Dog ID” as well as a physician’s note “that states that the dog’s presence around (her son) was required at all times.” No Vest Required Creedon doesn’t dispute that her son’s dog was not wearing a service vest when they

Will $172,000 in new cuts be enough to satisfy SAD 61 taxpayers? School officials will find out on June 21, and ultimately on June 28. Charged with finding $200,000 in budget reductions following taxpayers’ rejection of the $26.8 million proposal, the SAD 61 Leadership Team returned Monday night with the following cuts: • $45,000 — Net savings from retirement, health insurance, salaries; • $40,000 — 8 th Grade Summit. With 8 to 12 students in the remedial program, only

one teacher will be needed. Initial numbers had about 30 students, who lack proficiency in certain subject areas, targeted for the new program; • $40,000 — Due to enrollment numbers, one kindergarten teacher at Songo Locks School was cut; • $15,000 — Hire the new Adult and Community Education Director as of Aug. 1 (save salary for the month of July); • $16,000 — Miscellaneous Adult Education reductions; • $16,000 — Lake Region High School library clerk reduced to half-time for one

year due to library construction. Total: $172,000. Public reaction was mixed. Some suggested the board had reduced spending “too much” and recommended more money be added. Others, however, questioned if the Leadership Team went far enough, feeling the target should have been a zero increase in spending. The board was also split in their opinions. The Leadership Team did propose additional spending cuts — Fine Arts teacher at the high school ($50,000), World Languages

staffing at the middle school by a total of 25% ($25,000), a first grade teaching position at Stevens Brook Elementary School ($40,000) and Community Use of Facilities funds ($35,000) — but the school board declined to take these items out of the budget. The school board was scheduled to approve the new budget and warrants last night (June 8). A district budget meeting will be held at the LRHS gym on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. The district referendum vote (held at town polls) will be on Tuesday, June 28.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Voters in School Administrative District 72 approved a budget late last month that reflected a tax impact of just under two percent. The budget approved May 26 totals $15,607,076 and is less than 1%, or $146,622, higher than last year’s budget. However, even though the overall tax impact is just 1.90% higher than the previous year’s budget, the individual percentage tax impact to the seven member towns ranges from a low of -.63% or ($3,881) for Sweden to 5.77% or $88,551 for Brownfield and 6.39% or $26,964 for Stow. Other SAD 72 towns and their tax impact in dollars and percentages are as follows: Denmark, 3.36% or $62,071; Fryeburg, 2.28% or $81,458; Lovell, -2.15% or ($51,978); and Stoneham, .49% or $1,502. SAD 72 has suffered a loss in state subsidy of $2,050,620, since 2007-2008. Budget reductions for Kindergarten through Grade 8 over the last four years include: over 25 staff positions,

summer school programming, 75% of field trips, Tin Mountain programming in 8th Grade, facility and maintenance needs and technology upgrades. Voters via secret ballot, defeated Article 1 asking if SAD 72 wanted to pay Fryeburg Academy an Insured Value Factor of 10%, or 5% higher than the state mandates. There were 44 in favor and 112 opposed. A sum of $8,515,759 was approved for regular instruction, as a motion to lower that amount by $114,880 failed to pass. Other accounts and amounts approved include: Special Education, $2,383,098; Other Instruction, $174,308; Student and Staff Support, $634,398; System Administration, $472,072; School Administration, $565,047; Transportation and Buses, $1,215,965; Facilities Maintenance, $993,730; Debt Service and Other Commitments, $351,036; All Other Expenditures, $111,276. Article 13 asked to see what sum the district will appropriate for the total cost of funding pubSAD 72, Page 5A

SAD 61 cuts budget by $172,000

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY AT C.A. SNOW SCHOOL — in Fryeburg late last month was a fun-filled and educational time. Here, seven-year-old Courtney Dutton, who is in second grade, takes a break from reading a book with her maternal grandmother, Gail Ridlon, of Bridgton. (Ackley Photo)

lar amount never materialized, she said. “In order to ask voters to make a big dollar decision, we had the responsibility to get the numbers correct,” Oren said. “Where is this fiscal meltdown occurring?” In mid-May, the Finance Committee voted in support of the continued winter maintenance of public easements. A savings of $105,000 a year was based on the three-year contract from 2008 through 2010. Prior to the Finance Committee’s final meeting before the budget was officially converted into warrant articles for June’s Town Meeting, some committee members asked for the potential savings. “It wouldn’t have been difficult

munication tool, so he doesn’t have to verbalize.” Rick Marston said he doesn’t recall the son showing him the dog’s badge, and that the leashed dog was passed back and forth several times between Creedon and her son. “He looked normal. He acted normal,” Marston said of Creedon’s son. He said dogs aren’t allowed in the store because the tattoo parlor, run in the back of the CLAIM, Page 5A

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Estimated plow savings excluded

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – Every year – just like the cycle of the seasons, residents have an option to do away with the town’s current obligation to plow and sand public easements. For the past 30 years during Town Meeting, Casco voters have supported the use of tax dollars to provide wintertime maintenance for those private roads deemed as public easements. Casco Finance Committee member Jeannine Oren said providing the public with an updated estimate of savings might change that vote — at least for the finance committee and the Casco Board of Selectmen. However, a more accurate dol-

entered Pegaleg Pete’s store on Aug. 20, 2009. Under the federal law governing service animals, no vest is required, not even a badge. She said the dog, named Eros, was wearing a badge around its neck, however. “My son showed him the badge and (Rick Marston’s) response was, ‘I don’t care about that.’ I don’t care about that?” she asked incredulously. She said her son needs a service dog to “give him a com-

to crunch the numbers,” Oren said, adding it could be calculated from the recently-awarded plow contract that is based on per mile cost. “The $105,000 was a rough estimate,” she said. According to Oren, the consensus of the finance committee was that Town Manger David Morton would provide the updated figures. At one point, committee member Jenn Murray offered to figure out the dollar amount; but, Morton declined the offer and said he would take care of it, Oren said. Oren said she knew that Morton had hip-replacement surgery in April and had been absent from the day-to-day happenings for a while – and possibly that

had contributed to the delay in getting a better savings calculation in time for the committee’s vote. “The vote was contingent on getting the hard figures,” she said. “I don’t know what tax savings these are,” she said. “If the number were far higher or far lower, it would have changed the recommendations of the finance committee or the selectmen,” Oren said. According to Morton, a more accurate estimate of savings would be approximately $120,000, and that was based on a percentage increase in the cost of plowing and sanding. Currently, the contract includes about 17 miles of SAVINGS, Page 4A

TORCH TRADITION CONTINUES — The Bridgton Police Department kept with tradition Wednesday, taking part in the annual Torch Run, which benefits Maine Special Olympics. Police and Special Olympians took part. (Rivet Photo)

Casco Memorial roof fund rejected By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO – Residents were split when it comes to doling out money to fix the roof of the Casco Memorial School building. On Tuesday, community members went to the polls to decide whether or not to repair the school’s roof, and have the cost capped at $120,000. The measure failed by a narrow margin — 173 residents gave it the go-ahead, and 201 people gave the plan the thumbs down. However, the Casco Board of Selectmen has put the Memorial School project out to bid. The bid paperwork requires businesses to offer design-build concepts for renovating the structure as well as rebuilding on the property. The school future might become clearer when the board reviews the bid prices.

More than a year ago, residents voted to move the town offices into the school, which is currently vacant. However, that vote was non-binding. About three years ago, the structure was deeded back to the town by School Administrative District 61. The history of the Memorial School dates back to the late 1940s when it was originally constructed. According to community member Pam Grant, the former school building is more than just a structure in need of repair. “It was built for a reason. It is dedicated to three men who died in World War II,” Grant said. “It’s not just a building. It was something the town put an effort into raising up,” she said. “The people in the community wanted to have something to remember these men by.”

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Editor’s note: Due to a problem with e-mail, Bridgton selectman candidate Bernie King did not receive these two questions as part of last week’s candidate profiles. King is seeking a three-year seat, along with Paul Hoyt, Ken Murphy and Robert McHatton. Here are King’s responses: Q. If you could make a change in town government, what would it be? BK. To have the town elecBernard ‘Bernie’ King tions for public office and refSelectman candidate erendum questions voting on the same day as the voting on the school budget referendum. I’ve been hopeful for a long time now, even when I was on the school board and which was suggested then, this could change, which would enhance the voter turnout and get more people involved. 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? BK. Yes. The four towns of SAD 61 need to join together to address this problem with the state. If all four towns are not involved collectively, this could not be accomplished because it would not show our determination to get this funding formula changed. Without this joining together of forces, a change will never happen and the state funding will keep decreasing which results in the towns paying more in local taxes.

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer The Bridgton annual town meeting is next week, with voting of elected officials and referendum questions taking place on Tuesday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall on North High Street. The annual town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the same location. There are 52 articles on the annual town meeting warrant. Articles 3 through 9 are referendum articles to be voted at the polls on June 14, and Articles 3 through 7 deal with proposed amendments to various ordinances. (See related story 7A). Article 8, a referendum ballot question, asks voters to authorize the selectmen to enter into a contract with the

Cumberland County Regional Communications Center (CCRCC) to provide the town dispatching services. The Board of Selectmen is unanimously recommending the change, saying it would show a savings to taxpayers of $259,000 in the first three years and an anticipated annual savings after Year 3 of $125,000. “The expectations by our community for this local government to hold expenses down while providing reliable services were very important throughout this development process,” said Selectmen Chairman Arthur Triglione Sr. “We kept this in mind as the whole Board and the Budget Advisory Committee created the budget for the next fiscal year. We were very aware of the need to provide neces-

sary police communication and recordkeeping as good as, if not better than, we had before. At the same time, we realized that some services we have provided in the past, while convenient for some, were just too costly to continue offering.” (See Opinion Section for letters regarding this issue.) Article 9 is a non-binding referendum question, giving voters four options for the renovation of the Town Hall on North High Street: 1. Complete basic structural maintenance, building repairs and roof renovations for $400,000; 2. Complete Option 1 and renovate the exterior siding and roof to meet historical renovation standards which have increased ongoing maintenance based upon the materials used and uses in the

Low turnout for Denmark meeting

By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer DENMARK — Less than 40 people attended Saturday morning’s annual town meeting here, taking just over one hour to deliberate and vote on the 45 warrant articles. Voters went to the polls on Friday and elected Beverly Caparco to a two-year term on the Denmark Board of Selectmen, replacing Kirk McDermith who resigned. Richard K. Mason Jr. was reelected to a three-year term on the board of selectmen. Helen Ramsdell was elected to serve a one-year term as alternate member on the School Administrative District 72 Board of Directors.

Edward Enos and Luke Allocco were re-elected to the Budget Committee. The legislative town meeting body voted by secret ballot to permanently increase the LD 1 property tax levy limit base to $850,640 established by state law for the town. The result of the state-mandated secret ballot vote was 32 in favor and three opposed. Town meeting voters approved appropriating $213,405 from Anticipated Revenues to reduce taxes for the 2011-2012 fiscal year by taking $145,000 from excise tax revenue and $68,405 from state revenue sharing. Town Manager Ephrem Paraschak said, in his annual DENMARK, Page A

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NEIGHBORS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, a motto of Key Bank, was put into action on May 24 when Sue Maynard, Paula Tripp and Amy Harris of the Bridgton branch of Key Bank arrived at the Bridgton Community Center to help with scrapbooking. Scrapbooks are used by the Center to maintain a pictorial history of events, happenings and most importantly the people of the community. Unfortunately, it is a task that has been “left for last” and the photos and clippings have been piling up in the not-so-tidy storage box. “Thank you, Key Bank, for sending us cheerful and talented volunteers,” said BCC Director Carmen Lone. More than 8,200 Key Bank employees registered for the Neighbors Day event, with approximately 890 projects that took place nationwide. This was the 21st year Key Bank has given back to our communities. Pictured left to right: Sue Maynard, branch manager; Carmen Lone, director of BCC, Paula Tripp, teller; and Amy Harris, relationship manager.

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By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Voters here will meet over two nights next week — June 15 and 16 — to take up the 40 articles on this year’s annual town meeting warrant. Residents will go to the polls at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 to elect one selectman for three years. Lawrence Perry is challenging incumbent selectman Thomas Klinepeter for that seat. Voting for school board members will also take place on that date. The deliberative portion of the annual town meeting will be held on June 15 and 16 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center beginning at 6 p.m. both evenings, with the first night taking up Articles 3 through 20 and the second FRYEBURG, Page A

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Fryeburg meeting preview (Continued from Page A) evening taking up Articles 21 through 40. Article 6 asks voters to approve Single Sort Recycling and authorize the selectmen to enter into contracts “as they deem to be in the best interest of the town.” Town Manager Sharon Jackson said that, since a pilot program for Single Sort Recycling was started in December, “Our tonnage of municipal solid waste (MSW) has decreased since we started the pilot program.” Articles 11 through 16 are for appropriations for major projects the town hopes to complete this year including purchasing a 10-wheel dump truck with plow equipment, as well as a new hot air furnace and new compactor for the transfer station. Repairs required at the transfer

station include fixing leaks in the roof, replacing a metal door and casing, replacing bad metal on the building, fixing a gap on the top of the overhead door and repairing gutters on the building. Articles 11 through 16 include $29,000 for the Building and Grounds Capital Reserve Account; $36,000 for the Equipment Capital Reserve Account; $5,000 for the Town Office Computer Account; $24,000 for the Vehicle Capital Reserve Account; $10,000 for the Fire Department Fund Account; and $50,000 for the Roads Capital Reserve Account. “We have almost a million dollars in our roads capital accounts to put toward an aggressive road maintenance plan,” Jackson stated. “We will be asking for an additional $50,000 for the road mainte-

nance projects. In addition to completing Haleytown Road, we plan to reclaim and fix Frog Alley leaving it to be a good gravel road for now. We also plan to reclaim and pave Elm, Smith, Oxford, Cross, Fair, Pleasant, Warren and Cottage Streets and the second half of Maple Street.” Jackson also explained that the budget for 2011-2012 “includes pay raises for the staff.” “Cost of living and/or merit raises were not given to the staff in the last three budget years,” said Jackson. “Over a four-year period, the increase will average approximately one percent.” Article 39 asks voters to authorize taking $250,000 from Undesignated Surplus to be used to reduce the property tax commitment.

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(Continued from Page A) of the three-year study. Maple Springs Farm was established in 1998. The first several years were spent in building two greenhouses, gradually expanding the plantings over about six acres, building the foundation for healthy soil, and establishing the initial plants of crops such as perennial flowers, raspberries and apples. Heidmann opened the farm for retail business in 2002. They use

three main criteria for choosing their vegetable and fruit crops: beauty, flavor and diversity; therefore, they carefully select varieties from many sources. In addition to selling his produce at local farmers’ markets, they offer CommunitySupported Agriculture (CSA) memberships. The new high tunnel will measure 30 feet by 96 feet, or 2,880 square feet; 2,178 square feet will be funded through NRCS, but the

Denmark meeting (Continued from Page A) report, that “the municipal operating budget for 2011-2012 will be up slightly for the first time in several years due to rising overhead costs and municipal commitments…Overall, the municipal budget is in line with spending from last year while being conservative enough to prepare for any financial uncertainties in coming years.” The selectmen stated, in their annual comments, “We would like to thank the Denmark Budget Committee for the work they did on this year’s budget in conjunction with the town manager. It is not easy planning for the future with the uncertainty of state aid, school funding and decreasing revenues, but overall the municipal budget remains in good standing and in good management.” Voters authorized the selectmen, with the assistance of a committee of three members, to dispose of any real estate acquired by the town through the nonpayment of taxes, under Article 16. The town meeting body voted to have Paul Kiesman Jr., Bertram Stacy and Sean Watson as the committee of three. Voters also approved raising and appropriating $140,000 for capital road improvements. “Significant capital improvement projects will also be included in next year’s budget for the remaining improvements to Mountain Road, repairing Bush Row Road, and the eventual paving of the remainder of Rocky Knoll Road and Lord’s Hill Road,” Paraschak said in his report. “Additional items like a required radio repeater system to meet federal mandates for the Denmark Fire Department and server upgrades at the town office are also planned.”

VISIT TO THE STATE SENATE — Dominic, Patrick, and Andrew Malia of Fryeburg served as Honorary Pages in the Maine State Senate on June 1. They are pictured here with their parents, Peter and Katie, and State Senator David Hastings (R-Fryeburg, who chairs the Judiciary Committee) in the well of the senate chamber. Front row, left to right: Peter Malia, entire structure will be maintained Dominic Malia, Patrick Malia, Andrew Malia, and Katie Malia. Back row, center: Sen. David to NRCS standards and specifica- Hastings. (Photo by Maine Senate Republican Office) tions. “I’m very grateful for this grant,” said Heidmann. “It will allow us to increase the amounts of high-quality produce we offer NAPLES — The former known businessman, the gov- sion, composed of seven memto our retail and restaurant cus- CEO for Hancock Lumber and ernor stated that he thought bers appointed by the governor, tomers, and will enable us to offer Hancock Land has been con- Hammond would “make a valu- has land-use regulatory jurisdicthat produce earlier in spring and firmed as the newest member able contribution to the State” tion over those areas that have later into the fall. It provides a sort of the Land Use Regulation in the LURC position. no form of local government to of insurance against some of the Commission (LURC). Created by the Maine administer land-use controls or effects of cool wet summers like Toby Hammond of Naples Legislature in 1971, the have chosen not to have such we often get around here.” was nominated to the commis- Maine Land Use Regulation control at the local level. Heidmann said that the entire sion this spring by Governor Commissio n oversees the planThe Hancock Companies, staff of the NRCS office in Paul LePage. He was confirmed ning and zoning for the state’s established in 1848, are a Scarborough was helpful through- by the Maine Senate on Friday. townships, plantations and sixth generation family busiout the process and thanks them for In nominating the well- unorganized territories, com- ness. Employing 500 people, their highly professional guidance prising about 10.4 million acres they specialize in timberland through the application process. of land and including some management of 40,000 acres Since 1935, NRCS has procoastal islands. The commisHAMMOND, Page A Patience Marie Parady vided leadership in a partnership says… effort to help America’s private landowners and managers con“I turned ONE… serve their soil, water, and other let’s have some fun!” natural resources. NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and that is suited to a customer’s specific needs, and provides financial assistance for many conservation activities.

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(Continued from Page A) public easements, he said. Also, when the Warrant Article is on the floor, there will be a chance to present more updated numbers to the voting residents, The Bridgton Community he said. Center is pleased to announce Finance Committee Chairman the addition of Cynthia Holly Hancock said her May 11 LaPierre to the BCC Board of vote was swayed by the need for Directors. public safety. Cynde and her two daughLike the majority of the comters reside in North Bridgton. mittee, Hancock voted in favor of Cynde is employed by Home the status quo. Cynde LaPierre Health Visiting Nurses of “We have public safety issues BCC Board member Southern Maine and is the with access during emergencies,” owner of Visiting Angels of she said. Bridgton. She is a member of the Bridgton Hospital Guild, “If folks feel that is a reasonBridgton Historical Society and South Bridgton Congregational able activity for the town to parChurch. Coaching athletics and volunteering with the Bridgton Recreation Department and SAD 61 are just a couple of her activities. “Cynde’s enthusiasm and fresh perspective will be benefiBy Dawn De Busk cial to the BCC and the people of Bridgton,” said Carmen Lone, Staff Writer BCC executive director. “Cynde has already taught a class at CASCO — A Casco Finance the BCC and participated in the Community Kettle Dinners and Committee member said there other BCC events. I am confident that having Cynde on board are numerous errors on the will be a big plus for the community.” warrant articles, which were Send your congratulations to Cynde on Bridgton Community voted upon at the annual town Center Facebook. meeting Wednesday. The Bridgton Community Center’s Board of Directors During the week prior to includes: Laurie Allen, Steve Collins, Phyllis Ginzler, Casco’s town meeting, Jeannine Shirley Howell, Sue Lastra, Cynthia LaPierre, Robert Oren discovered some errors in Macdonald, Donald MacLean, Herbert Moulton, Ken the warrant articles, including Murphy, Jim Pinkerton, Mike Tarantino, Ray Turner and the omission of an aged ladder Merry Vigneau. truck that needed to be sold or The Bridgton Community Center is a multi-generational discarded, and also an inacfacility that provides and promotes public wellbeing and curate vote tally by the Finance enhances the quality of life for all generations in the com- Committee. munity. For more information about programs and volunteer The correct information opportunities, call Carmen Lone at 647-3116. should be provided to the public, especially since it could help people decide how to vote, she said. “I don’t have the level of confidence I should have going into the town meeting,” said Oren, Bridgton 647-5348 who served on the finance committee for the 2011-12 budget. However, Town Manager Dave Morton is calm about the mistakes. The protocol at town meeting allows for discussion and adding

ticipate in” they will continue to vote for it, Hancock said. Recently, the Casco Board of Selectmen recommended that the town continue to provide the plowing service for those residents living off public easements. By Maine state law, the town is not responsible for plowing private roads that are considered public easements. Oren supports the idea of slowly weaning residents off the taxpayer dollars, and helping community members living on public easements put together road associations to assume the town’s plowing responsibility. She said there are many benefits

to being part of a road association. “One of the suggestions I made is that it would be a hardship to people who for 30 years haven’t had to plan for it. We need to move forward to fix this problem. We can slowly wean these people off the public dollars,” she said. Also, Oren said the Cascobased business Willey and Sons, which received the 2011-14 wintertime road maintenance contract, would be adversely affected if the plowing of public easements were discontinued. “I am not such a fiscal hawk that I would want it to happen

overnight,” she said. Still, it’s a town bill Oren would like to see lowered if not eliminated over a period of time. “We really need to bite the bullet on this one,” Oren said. Hancock said that roads will continue to be a hot topic for community members, and something both elected officials and town residents will have to consider when trying to cut the budget. “It’s very expensive to maintain roads,” Hancock said, citing the spikes in the cost of fuel and paving materials. “It’s something we all use. But, the expense is something we have to figure out,” she said.

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“My concern now is greater than that,” Oren said. “It’s still wrong on the warrants. I told him just to look at the videotape. I asked them to please watch the video and see how the committee voted. They are like, ‘Yeah we have the problem all the time, but we fix it.’ I

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(Continued from Page A) committee or selectmen voted on article. But, he added those are easily remedied during town meeting. During a May 11 Finance Committee meeting, members were reviewing warrant Article 23, which would appropriate money from the town’s Land Acquisition Fund. The sum of $75,000 would go toward purchasing a 27-acre parcel of Hacker’s Hill for preservation. “Everyone was in agreement that Hacker’s Hill is an absolute gem, and it is perfect to the identity of Casco. Everyone wants it preserved,” Oren said. “My concern was that there wasn’t time to review the proposal.” Oren added, “It was a real estate deal. No one takes the first offer. They (Loon Echo Land Trust) came to us as soon as they had something. There is no downside to slowing down and giving the public time to talk about it because Hacker’s Hill isn’t going anywhere. My idea was to make it advantageous to the taxpayer. We could get it for less than $75,000. My other idea was: If revenue was ever generated from the sale, the Town of Casco’s taxpayers would see returns.” Oren said she voted against doing it then, and the other five members voted for the appropriation of funds for the land purchase. Chairman Holly Hancock counted the show of hands and said the numbers, 5-to-1 aloud, Oren said. But, the warrant paperwork showed the vote as 6-1. Not only did Oren get copies of the physical notes, but also she re-watched the videotaping of the meeting. “Thank goodness, we are videotaping. It takes all the questions out of what happened at meeting,” she said. “You see Holly do a visual scan of the vote, a verbal acknowledgement of the vote, and she wrote it down wrong. I believe we need assurance that this won’t happen again. I would like to see an independent investigation. As a member of the finance committee, the taxpayer deserves a better response than ‘We’ll just fix the warrant.’ ” Oren added, “We need to fix the problems that result in inaccurate information. All of us involved in local government have to be very careful.” Morton defended Hancock, saying taking meeting notes is not her usual job. Hancock said she wasn’t too worried about the mistakes on the warrants. “The recommendation of the Finance Committee and selectmen — those are notes for information only and don’t affect the warrants. Anyone’s questions and concerns are addressed when the warrant is open during town meeting,” Hancock said on Tuesday. “My notes show the correct votes. I haven’t reviewed the tape. I haven’t discussed it with anyone else.” Oren said when she brought up the issues about multiple errors in the warrant documents, Morton and his staff did respond promptly. “The explanation was that the warrant was still okay, and the democratic process is still intact,” Oren said.

Kimball, Edes win Casco seats

CASCO — Newcomer Tracy Kimball and incumbent Paul Edes were elected to the Casco Board of Selectmen Tuesday. Kimball led all candidates with 307 votes for one of two threeyear terms. Edes was second with 264 votes. Michael London finished third with 65 votes, while incumbent Carroll Morton was fourth with 61 votes. Alice Darlington will occupy the Transfer Station Council seat. She received 231 votes. Phil Shane won re-election as Casco’s School Administrative District (SAD) 61 Board of Director. Shane will serve a three-year term. Running unopposed, he garnered 298 votes. Donna Norton will serve a one-year term on the SAD 61 Board. She received 293 votes.

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(Continued from Page A) store by Ernie Valineau, needs to maintain a sterile environment. Even after the MHRC ruling, Marston continues to post a sign on the door saying “No Dogs Allowed.” Marston’s lawyer, Lawrence Sawyer of Windham, said, “The whole reason why she was asked to leave the store was her obscene obscenities she was yelling. She just lost control completely.” In their ruling, the MHRC cited a police complaint Creedon made with the Bridgton Police Department immediately after she and her son were asked to leave the store. When Officer Dave Sanborn called Marston to check into Creedon’s complaint, Marston didn’t say Creedon was asked to leave because of profanity or disruptiveness; he said it was because he had to maintain a sterile environment and dogs were simply not allowed. “Had (Creedon) been asked to leave only after she became disruptive, then (Marston) would have been entirely justified in removing her from the store,” the ruling stated. Under the Maine Human Rights Act, once a person with a service animal identifies it as such, “all inquiry must cease.” “The respondent (Marston) does not have the right to demand written confirmation of the animal’s status, nor to inquire about the nature of the affected person’s disability. There are a myriad of disabilities (diabetes, epilepsy . . .) that would be unapparent to observers,” the ruling states. Rick Marston thinks the law is flawed in that regard; had the dog been wearing a vest, Marston would have allowed

it in the store, but would have asked Creedon to keep the dog near the entrance, and not roam around the store as it did. “There probably should be some kind of marking on (service dogs),” Marston said. “The reason she got thrown out was because of her attitude. She was pretty belligerent, right from the get-go.” His lawyer, Sawyer, agrees that there should be some kind of concession given to the Marstons because of Creedon’s disruptive behavior. “It had nothing to do with the service dog. As far as I can tell, she’s just looking for money,” Sawyer said. Patricia Ryan, executive director of the MHRC, said conciliation negotiations between parties of a MHRC complaint are confidential by statute, so she could not comment directly on the case. But in a letter

the Marstons received May 24 from MHRC compliance officer Barbara Lelli, it states that Creedon will agree not to sue the Marstons in Maine Superior Court in exchange for a financial settlement of $20,000. The letter also states that the Marstons must agree to provide training and public awareness on unlawful discrimination practices by businesses under the Maine Human Rights Act, and withdraw a disorderly conduct complaint they made about Creedon to Bridgton police. Ryan said the MHRC ruling that Marston violated the law is non-binding, but is “a reflection on how the commission believes the court would rule” should the case go to Superior Court. “We’re required by statute to try to resolve the matter through negotiations,” she said. Sawyer said the Marstons

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Incidents on Bridgton Police Department blotter

These items appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter (this is a partial listing): Tuesday, May 31: 9:38 a.m. A Kansas Road property owner reported the theft of a power washer from underneath their porch. 10:04 a.m. The owner of a store on Sandy Creek Road reported the theft of three potted plants. 11:22 a.m. Shoplifting of a pair of shoes at a store on Main Street was reported. Subsequently, Kenneth G. Meisner, 33, of Bridgton, was issued a summons for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11:56 a.m. A police officer responded to a report of a subject bothering at a business on Portland Road (Route 302), and peace was restored. 7:07 p.m. A report was received of a man allegedly walking along Portland Road and hollering and swearing at a family with children who were

also walking in the area. The subject could not be located, when police arrived on scene. Wednesday, June 1: 12:36 a.m. A male from Bridgton was reported “hitchhiking and staggering” on South High Street. The responding police officer transported the subject to Naples, after he said he was going to see his girlfriend in Gorham. The same subject was reportedly banging on a door and trying to enter a residence on Trickey Pond in Naples at 3:50 a.m. 10:15 a.m. A subject reported fraudulent activity on his bank account, and a report was made. 12:43 p.m. A man was reportedly standing on the bridge at Shorey Park “yelling and screaming obscenities.” The man was dropped off in Naples by a Bridgton police officer, after he informed police that his intention was to go to a homeless shelter in Portland.

12:54 p.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2005 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck operated by Stephen Gettle, of Jay, collided with a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup truck operated by Fred Rooney, of Sedgwick, by the Big Apple store on Main Street. 10:16 p.m. A prowler with a flashlight was reported behind a residence on Smith Avenue. There was negative contact with the subject. Thursday, June 2: 7:29 p.m. A large deer was reported walking along Main Street. The deer was last seen heading toward Food City. Friday, June 3: 6:13 a.m. A low hanging wire was reported on Highland Road near The Noble House. 8:44 a.m. No injuries were reported, when a 2000 Honda CR-V operated by Matthew Clark, of Lewiston, collided with a 2005 Chrysler van operated by Leslie A. Hayes, of Bridgton.

11:39 a.m. A generator was reported missing from a residence on Church Street. 4:06 p.m. A subject reported that the windshield on his motor vehicle was shattered at a Harrison Road location. Saturday, June 4: 7:21 p.m. A 17-year-old male from Swampscott, Mass. and a 20year-old female were both issued summonses for possession of liquor by a minor by consumption. Sunday, June 5: 2:10 p.m. An officer was flagged down regarding an ox that was reportedly “running around in the middle of the road” near the intersection of Dugway and Middle Ridge Roads. 3:10 p.m. A man was bitten by a dog on Snow Valley Road and was taken to Bridgton Hospital for treatment. The dog’s owner, whose motor vehicle is registered in New York but who reportedly resides in Massachusetts, was issued a

FRYEBURG — This is a partial listing of incidents handled by the Fryeburg Police Department from May 30 through June 5, 2011: Monday, May 30: 2:55 a.m. A police officer responded to a burglar alarm on Denmark Road, and the building was checked and secured. 10:48 p.m. A person was reported missing from Fryeburg

Academy on Main Street, and a report was taken. Tuesday, May 31: 3:08 p.m. Fraud was reported on Bridgton Road, and a report was taken. 7:30 p.m. A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at a business on Portland Street was investigated. Wednesday, June 1: 1:52 p.m. Juvenile offenses were reported on West Fryeburg

Road, and a report was taken. 4:08 p.m. Juvenile offenses were reported on River Street, and a report was taken. 5:48 p.m. A theft at an unspecified location was reported. Thursday, June 2: 1:15 p.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue personnel on Lovewell’s Pond Road. 8 a.m. A theft was reported at a business on Route 302

(Bridgton Road). Friday, June 3: 8:15 a.m. Fryeburg Police assisted Fryeburg Rescue personnel on Main Street. Sunday, June 5: 10 a.m. Criminal mischief on Fair Street was reported. 11:50 a.m. Fryeburg Police assisted the Fryeburg Fire Department at a fire on Haleytown Road.

CASCO — A 30-year-old man from Casco was arrested on several charges including domestic violence terrorizing and refusing to submit to arrest and his 51-year-old father was charged for allegedly hindering his son’s apprehension, over the weekend. Bridgton Police asked for the public’s help earlier this year in locating the son, Christopher Wade Hunt, after he allegedly committed domestic violence assault and

assault on a child under the age of six in that town in late January. Christopher Hunt was subsequently arrested and released on bail in February. Christopher Hunt’s father, Wade Alan Hunt of Casco, was arrested on Route 302 in Casco shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night (June 4) by Maine State Police Trooper Christopher Farley on one count of hindering apprehension or prosecution, according

to the Cumberland County Jail arrest log. Christopher Hunt was arrested five hours later, on June 5, by a Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputy at an apartment complex off Route 302 in South Casco, less than one mile from his legal address, and charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention, violating a condition of release and failure to appear in court. He was charged later in the day at the

jail by Trooper Farley with one count each domestic violence terrorizing and violating a condition of release. Christopher Hunt remained incarcerated at the Cumberland County Jail Tuesday night (June 7) where he was being held on a probation hold, according to an intake officer at the jail. Wade Hunt posted bail and was released.

warning for having an aggressive dog, instructed to have the animal quarantined and to forward the dog’s medical records to Bridgton’s Animal Control Officer. 10:04 p.m. A Pond Road resident reported hearing someone trying to get into their barn and who then ran off into the woods. The area was checked, and the subject could not be located. Monday, June 6: 10:02 a.m. A Church Street resident reported a burglary to their garage with “entry gained through a window that was taken out.” 10:48 a.m. A report was received of four all-terrain vehicles riding on Main Street near Kansas Road. 11:18 a.m. A Kansas Road resident reported a sliding glass door that had been shot at with a pellet gun. 12:19 p.m. A caller reported a fox out during the daytime by

the golf course. 12:28 p.m. A report was received that a building on Sokokis Lane had been broken into. 2:21 p.m. A caller asked to have two females removed from a Smith Avenue residence, and peace was restored. 3:48 p.m. A dark motor vehicle with a loud exhaust was reportedly “racing up and down” Pond Road. The vehicle was last seen heading toward Cross Street “with a male hanging onto the car” and people screaming. A police officer checked the area. 4:52 p.m. A caller reported a subject on a skateboard in the road on South High Street in the area of Hospital Drive and headed toward the monument on Main Hill. Tickets: During this reporting period, police issued 13 summonses and 72 warnings.

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Rules up for vote on signs, quarries, timber

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Bridgton voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to: • limit the use of temporary

business signs, • enact new language governing rock quarry operations and, • loosen the rules on timber harvesting in the shoreland

Evasion appeal denied AUGUSTA — A former Naples man’s conviction for tax-related theft was affirmed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Attorney General William J. Schneider announced last week. Michael A. Skarbinski, age 50, formerly of Naples and now of Bridgton, appealed a judgment of conviction entered in the Cumberland County Superior Court, following a jury trial in March 2010. Skarbinski was sentenced to 12 months in jail with all but 45 days suspended followed by two years of probation. He had been free on bail pending his appeal, and reported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland on June 5 to begin serving his jail sentence. In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution of the $3,780 refund, file his amended tax returns and pay the required taxes. According to the Maine Attorney General’s Office, Superior Court Justice Roland Beaudoin found Skarbinski guilty of one count of theft by deception (Class C); two counts of criminal attempted theft by deception (Class D); and three counts of making and subscribing false tax returns (Class D). Skarbinski filed requests for tax refunds claiming no taxable income for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 when he and his wife had earned between $80,000 and $130,000 in taxable income per year. Skarbinski contended at trial that the salaries he and his wife earned as professionals at local area hospitals simply were not taxable. By falsely claiming zero taxable income in 2007, Skarbinski received a refund for that tax year of nearly $4,000. His two other attempts at refunds were detected and denied by Maine Revenue Services. “All Maine taxpayers bear the responsibility for paying their fair share under state tax laws,” said Attorney General Schneider. “We will continue to work with Maine Revenue Services to pursue and prosecute anyone who attempts to falsify tax returns or obtain tax refunds through deception.” This case was investigated by the Maine Revenue Services’ Criminal Investigations Unit. Assistant Attorney General Gregg D. Bernstein handled this matter for Attorney General Schneider’s Financial Crimes and Civil Rights Division.

Cumberland County arrests

The following individuals were recently arrested by deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and charged with crimes allegedly committed in the Lake Region and were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Portland: Steven Locke, 21, of Casco, on May 30 in Naples on one count of violating a condition of release. Laura Lee Blair 44, of Naples, on June 1 in Naples on one count of domestic violence assault. Scott Jeffrey Craig, 20, of Casco, on June 4 in Casco on one count of burglary and three counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

district. The proposed to the SPR Ordinance changes also include new rules for abutter notification of building projects, and housekeeping changes throughout the ordinance to make the language more consistent. Voters will act on these at the polls at the Town Hall on North High Street on Tuesday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mineral extraction An Aggregate Committee has worked for more than a year on the new standards for mineral extraction, which clearly spell out acceptable noise and dust levels. Hours of operation will be limited to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. No more than 5,000 gallons of groundwater will be allowed to be extracted each day in order to protect groundwater supplies. The maximum limit of material that may be extracted per year will be 100,000 cubic yards. Planning Board Chairman Steve Collins said Chet Homer has withdrawn his application for a quarry operation on Pleasant Mountain, which sparked a six-month moratorium and a six-month extension until the committee could come up with standards. He said he did not know whether Homer will pursue the project under the new standards. “I think the town responded well with the moratorium, and the planning board was very pleased with the job done by the Aggregate Committee. They were very thorough,” Collins said. Currently, the only mineral operation in town is a sand pit on the north side of Route 302 near the Fryeburg line that was approved by the board four or five years ago. Not as invasive as an actual quarry operation, the pit is wooded

MAINELY-4-YOU Craft and Gift Shop, located in Naples on Route 302, between the Causeway and Village Green, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured, left to right, are Vicki Toole, Cheryle Nielsen-Pesce, Allan Phinney, Connie Eldridge, owner Michelle Granfield, her daughter, Tiffany Giordano and Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Clark. Mainely-4-You features many local artisans and almost everything is handmade here in the Lake Region. Summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. and has a berm in front and is “quite unobtrusive,” Collins said. “A rock quarry is quite different, in that it involves blasting.” Sign ordinance The Planning Board’s proposed changes to the sign ordinance probably won’t satisfy all of the concerns of businesses who value the use of temporary signs near the roadside to attract customers, Collins said. But provisions allowing removable letters on reader boards under the permanent signs should allow businesses to advertise their special deals, he said. “Temporary signs become self-defeating” when they aren’t regulated and compete for the attention of drivers, said Collins. The board asked Code Enforcement Officer Robbie Baker to crack down on them, and the revisions to be debated by voters next Wednesday are the result. “We considered their objec-

tions to the greatest extent possible,” Collins said of businesses who objected when Baker told them the signs were in violation of the ordinance. Under the proposed revisions, “Portable signs are considered temporary . . . (and) shall be replaced by a permanent sign within 60 days,” the new rules state. Sandwich board will still be allowed, but must be removed at the close of business each day. Timber harvesting Voters will also be asked if they want to adopt state rules for timber harvesting that permit limited harvesting in shoreland zones. The changes came about after resident Bear Zaidman pointed out that Bridgton’s rules are stricter than state regulations. The Planning Board is recommending that the shoreland zoning ordinance be redrafted to reflect the state regulations.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Maine have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77 per gallon, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices Sunday were $1.02 per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 17.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands $1.04 per gallon higher than this day one year ago.



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Battle for BBQ bragging rights

By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer Fire up a big barbeque smoker on a summer day in western Maine, and watch the crowd circle ’round. Nick Klimek, owner of Bridgton’s Black Horse Tavern, can attest to that truth. When he fires up Eric Heath’s 300-gallon smoker behind the restaurant, “everyone swarms around it — you can smell it all the way down to Main Street,” Klimak said. Heath nods, knowingly. It’s really kind of a tribal thing, he says, the urge to gather around the fire. In the 15 years he’s been building custom smokers and delivering them to backyard barbeques, tailgate parties, family reunions and the like, he’s seen it. “It’s one of the oldest methods of cooking food. They want to know all about how it works,” and make the smoker the central conversation piece of the party, Heath said. After cooking for 10-12 hours at 250 to 275 degrees, he said, the meat is so tender, “It’s fall-off-the-bone good.” Heath and Klimek don’t mind talking about the mechanics of their smoker, built from a converted 275-gallon oil tank. But when it comes to the rubs and the spices, the choices that go into the meat that they cook — well, that’s a different story. They’re especially secretive about their barbequing techniques when long-time patron Bob McHatton Jr. comes into the Black Horse to eat. That’s because McHatton, owner of Water Out, has his own smoker and, with barbequing partner John Haley, will be competing against Klimek and Heath for bragging rights in the upcoming Western Maine BBQ Festival July 23-24 at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The two teams, in good fun, have a friendly wager on the line for Sunday’s Kansas City Barbeque Society competition, expected to draw up to 50 teams from across the northeast. Each local team knows they’ll be going up against some hard-core BBQ’ers who travel the country going to competitions like the one happening on Sunday, or Saturday’s New England Barbeque Society grilling competition. If they don’t win the $12,500 in prize money or qualify for the American Royal Championship, that’s okay. They just want to beat each other. “We’re going to make Bob wear a T-shirt, saying ‘I got beat by Black Horse’,” Klimek

Bingo starts June 23 Bingo will start on Thursday, June 23, at St. Joseph Church, 225 North High Street in Bridgton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early birds play at 6:30 p.m., with regular play starting at 7 p.m. Bingo will continue each Thursday until Aug. 25. Everyone is welcome.

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MAY THE BEST COOKER WIN — Eric Heath and Nick Klimek, top photo, have a friendly wager going with Bob McHatton Jr. (below) and his partner, John Haley (not in picture) may compete with their cookers in the July 23-24 Western Maine BBQ Festival at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The losing team will have to wear a T-shirt announcing their loss to the winning team. said. Noting that McHatton’s a big guy, he added, “And we’re going to order a double extrasmall.” Not to be outdone, McHatton said his smoker, a converted 300-gallon water tank built by Haley a year ago, is made from a lot heavier steel than Heath’s smoker, and doesn’t tend to contort as much when heated. Does that make a difference in how the meat tastes? “No, but it will give us something to tweak them about,” McHatton said. He and Haley take the smoker around to BBQs and parties for fun. “We like to cook,” he said. All four men agree on one thing: the Western Maine BBQ Festival, the brainchild of an effort by the Denmark Lions Club, is a great idea for promoting the attractions of western Maine and supporting local Lions clubs. “Anybody that cooks in their back yard and thinks their food is good ought to come on down and try it out,” McHatton said of the competition, which is a first for both teams. Heath said he has told “everyone about it that is even remotely connected with BBQ” about the festival, hoping they will form BBQ teams and compete. He even is offering to build them a cooker. “This is definitely a positive thing for the region,” said Klimek, who said he understands that the Olde Mill Tavern and Trailside Restaurant may also send teams. Klimek said Heath’s smoker has a definite edge over Haley’s smoker because it’s 10 years old, while Haley’s is only one year old. That’s 10 years of aromas seeping into the tank. Asked about Klimek’s tankage advantage, McHatton quipped, “I’d have to say if it was 10 years of good aromas, I’d have to agree with that.” He

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WATERFORD — Ruth Copeman, executive director of the McLaughlin Garden, will give the 14th annual Sheena Fraser Lecture on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Copeman’s talk will focus on “The Photographic Strength of Flowers.” She uses flowers to stress the importance of noticing color, line and texture. As a photographer and botanist, Copeman looks for art principles in her subjects, regardless of what the subjects are. She claims, “Knowing your subject is as equally important as knowing your camera.” Recently appointed as executive director of the McLaughlin Garden, Copeman was formerly the executive director of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Sheena Fraser garden lectures are supported by an endowment created by the family and friends of Sheena Fraser, a native of England. Fraser’s love of plants and her garden across from the Waterford Library made the endowment a significant tribute after her untimely death. As well, each year, books on gardening and related topics are added to the Sheena Fraser Collection in her memory. This special collection in the Waterford Library now contains more than 100 books on landscaping, vegetable gardening, perennials and annuals, including practical advice for both the master and the beginning gardener. The program is free and the public is cordially invited to this lecture.

Indoor yard sale, fair

NEW GLOUCESTER — Sabbathday Lake Grange in New Gloucester will hold an indoor yard sale and craft fair on Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a light lunch available consisting homemade mac and cheese, shepherd’s pie and hot dogs. Chicken pies will also be available for $8 or $7.50 for two or more. Tables are still available for rent for a cost of $10. If interested, please e-mail Steven at

CARON ANTIQUE/SPORT SHOP Purveyor of Fine Collectibles, Antique & Modern Firearms and Haley make all of their own rubs and sauces. “It’s going to be a lot of fun irregardless of who wins or loses,” McHatton said. “Nick and Eric are good guys. It’s going to be a good time.” Festival organizers have sought the support of local sponsors and, whenever possible, have tried to use local businesses for all their planning needs. “We hope the festival will introduce people to local inns and B&Bs, restaurants, stores, and services,” said Denmark

Lion Mark Allen. “We want the festival itself to generate business for the local economy.” The festival website, www., contains information about forming a BBQ team or attending the many festival attractions, including a BBQ cooking course, classic car show, live music all weekend on two stages and fly-fishing, beer-making and other demonstrations. More information may also be obtained by calling Allen or his wife Sonya at 647-4449.

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Behind the scenes of LRCT’s ‘Cinderella’

GREG HARRIS is busy building scenery for Lake Region Community Theater’s production of “Cinderella.”

Child ID program in Harrison

HARRISON — Several Harrison parents can rest a little easier now that their kids have participated in the Maine Child Identification Program (MECHIP) sponsored by the Masons’ Crooked River Lodge #152 A.F. & A.M. The Crooked River Masons held the free program at Harrison Elementary School on Wednesday, May 25. The comprehensive child

recovery and identification program provides tools to help law enforcement find and identify a lost or missing child. Families received a package of identifying information including a DVD of their child that can quickly be distributed to media; a laminated photograph ID; fingerprints, and a cheek swab containing DNA material. None of the information was copied and all of the iden-

HARRISON — Start your weekend off early with Bates College professor Francesco Duina, who will discuss his recent book, Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession, on Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 11, the library will hold its annual Book, Bake and Plant Sale, as well as a Volunteer Fair. The Book, Bake and Plant Sale, to benefit the Friends of the Library, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Dozens of new books have been donated, and many accomplished local gardeners have shared treasures from their garden. The Volunteer Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, offers an opportunity to learn more about local organizations that rely on volunteer help. Representatives from Christmas in Harrison, the Harrison Lions, the Harrison Fire Department, and Haki-Sacc, among others,

will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you how to get involved. For more information on any of these programs, contact the library at 583-2970.

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VFW supper HARRISON — The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #9328 is once again sponsoring a public supper at the Harrison VFW, located on the Waterford Road (Route 35) on Saturday, June 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes homemade baked beans, coleslaw, casseroles, salads, pies and beverages. The supper is a fundraiser for the Ladies Auxiliary. Donations appreciated.

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tifying materials were given to the child’s family. Parents were grateful to be offered the free program, but hoped they’d never need to use the identification materials. “This is the third time we’ve done this,” said mom Christina Bigelow. “I think it’s a great service and more people should know about it. It’s important.” MECHIP is part of the international Masonic chip network that has identified more than 275,000 kids since its inception in 1988. In Maine, more than 35,000 children have participated in the free program. Like other lodges, the Crooked River Masons donated resources to make this service available to local parents. Committed to community service, the Masonic fraternity is the oldest and largest fraternal order in the world. For more information about becoming a Mason, contact Will Denison at 712-5740 or Tom Nolan at 8072988 or

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to the News Behind the scenes of every theatrical production are creative people whose vision and hard work often go unrecognized. At Lake Region Community Theater, a couple of those people are Michelle Brenner and Greg Harris. Both found their way backstage through their children who enjoy performing on stage. Michelle, a Discovery Toys Team Leader, creates costumes for the shows. She learned some of the tricks of her trade by working with seamstress Sara Larson of Altered Sewing, who made a few costumes for LRCT’s My Fair Lady a couple of years ago. One of those tricks is to try not to make costumes from scratch. Michelle recycles former costumes and scouts out bargain outfits at Goodwill, Salvation Army and area thrift shops. But she uses more than just clothing — curtains, tablecloths, napkins, trim — anything that will embellish an outfit intrigues her. “I’ll even use cuffs from one blouse and add them to another. I had to get over cutting things up,” she said. Clothes hang everywhere in her workspace and it seems like her mind works overtime as she thinks about how she’ll use a little of this and a little of that. “I’m learning as I go,” said Michelle. Her daughter, Shannon, who is in the ensemble of Cinderella, helps in her free time. The challenges include getting the sizes correct and being aware of the choreography so characters can move smoothly across the stage. Using a notebook with a page for each person, Michelle keeps track of what scenes they’ll appear in and whether or not they need a costume change. While she is busy dreaming up costumes, Greg Harris, a jack-of-all-trades, saws and hammers away creating scenery for the play. He’s quick to credit Greg Watkins for teaching him

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the basics of set design. “I tend to read the script over and over again,” said Greg H. about how he comes up with ideas for the set. “I can design on paper and get on stage and it doesn’t work so I have to adjust.” He humbly explains that he’s still new at the design aspect. Former sets are recycled and Greg frequents the dump store scouring for items he can transform into just the right pieces of scenery. His style is to focus on one thing at a time. He thinks of the overall likeness, bounces ideas off the director and producers, then figures out how he’ll build it and what he’ll use for materials. One practice that works well with the limited space at Deertrees Theatre is to turn a piece around and use the backside for another scene. Occasionally, he discovers he has to make changes. Being flexible is the key to his job, but after raising five children, it’s a familiar concept. One of his children, Brian, who is a




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Three new Fryeburg businesses open FRYEBURG — Three new businesses opened their doors in Fryeburg in the last two months. • The Spice & Grain Store opened in mid-April in the old video store at 17 Portland Street. Owners Ray and Keli Ryan had a vision for a unique, much-wanted natural foods store. The store is stocked with bulk products as well as a coffee bar, beer and wine display and grocery products. The Carol Hanson Art Studio is directly across the street at 22 Portland Street. Carol opened her shop at the end of April and offers much to the community, both adults and children, through art classes, workshops, art parties, and more. Her gallery and boutique is a work in progress, as she takes the pulse of the community and fills their needs and wants for service. • Just down the street at 285 Main Street is The Good Beer Store. Proprietors Prouty and Antonucci opened their

spacious store in May, offering specialty beers and wines rarely found in other stores at reasonable prices. The Fryeburg Business Association will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for these three businesses on Friday, June 10, starting at 9 a.m. at the Spice & Grain Store, then the art studio at 9:15 a.m., and the beer store at 9:30 a.m. The FBA held their first Networking Social at the 302 West Smokehouse & Tavern on June 6. Appetizers were served and there was a cash bar, raffle, and door prizes. This was the first of a regular monthly social sponsored by FBA that will be held on the first Monday of the month (unless Monday is a holiday and then it will be on the second Monday). Location of each social will be announced as well as posted on www. Those wishing to host a social or participate may e-mail info@

4th of July parade participants wanted F RY E B U R G — Participants of all ages are needed for the Town of Fryeburg’s Fourth of July Children’s Parade. The parade will begin at the main building of Fryeburg Academy and proceed down Main Street to Bradley Park. Line up will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Kids are encouraged to use their imagination and cre-

ativity in participating in the parade. Awards will be given. Businesses, organizations and clubs are also encouraged to take part by building a float or decorating their storefronts. Following the parade, there will be free entertainment of live music, interactive play, prizes and contests in Bradley Park. For more information, call Katie Malia at 935-8946 or Jean Andrews at 925-1163.


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TO TALK ABOUT TRAVELS — Joel Rhymer, a biology teacher at Fryeburg Academy, is pictured here with his students, who took part in a trip to Puerto Rico. Rhymer and students will talk about the trip at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Author to talk on ‘Saco River’ HIRAM — David Robinson, co-author of the book The Saco River, will present a slide lecture of postcards from his collection that he used to illustrate the book on Saturday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m. at The Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, Hiram, off Route 117, Main Street in Hiram Village. The book was enthusiastically reviewed by Bill Barry, research librarian at the Maine Historical Society, in last Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram. “Author-compilers David Robinson and Elizabeth Tanefis state, accurately I believe, that their new volume, The Saco

River, is the first book that uses postcard images to look at the river as a holistic interconnected system,” Barry wrote. “It is unquestionably a lot of fun to take their historic visual journey on and along the 121-mile waterway from Saco Lake, N.H. to Saco Bay, Maine. There is something for everyone.” The book will be for sale for $21.99. Sale of the book at the event will benefit the historical society. The author will be available to sign copies of the book, which would be a great gift for anyone who loves Maine or waterways. Also on view will be an

exhibit “Going Postal: Postcards to, from and about Hiram” from the HHS collection. This is a free program, which follows a business meeting at 2 p.m., and the public is invited.

Cemetery cleanup

HARRISON — The Lakeside Cemetery Association is looking for volunteers to help them clean up old bamboo and shrubs, etc. at Lakeside Cemetery on Saturday, June 11, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 787-2661.

LOVELL — Fryeburg Academy’s Biology teacher Joel Rhymer and his students will be the featured guests at the Monthly Speaker Program at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. In recent years, Rhymer has traveled to many places to learn and work, such as northern Vietnam, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, south Florida, and Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Most of the time, he takes groups of students with him to help in scientific research and assist in community service projects. Together, they have built bridges in the rainforest, refurbished housing for migrant farm workers, and collected important data for conservation efforts. Join Rhymer and some Fryeburg Academy students as they discuss their travels, and share photos and stories about their meaningful work.


NAPLES — A family reunion for descendants of Skillings/Sawyer/Hoyt is planned for Saturday, June 25, at the home of Steve and Tracy Hoyt, 85 Harrison Road (Route 35) in Naples, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Please bring a dish to share. For more information, go to Facebook, Steve or Tracy Hoyt, Donna Grover or Barb Cash, or call 693-1129.


Calendar Please note: Deadline for all calendar submissions is Tuesday at noon. BALDWIN June 18 — Public baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., East Baldwin Church Parish Hall. BRIDGTON June 9 — Bridgton Rotary Club, talk by Lyme educator Barb Maurais, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 9, 14, 16 — Tai Chi, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall. June 9 — United Methodist Women annual banquet, noon, Trailside. FMI: 272-0495. June 9 — Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 9, 16 — Table Tennis, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall. June 9, 16 — Knitter’s Day, 2 p.m., No. Bridgton Library. FMI: 647-8563. June 9 — Table Tennis, 5 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. June 10, 13, 15, 17 — Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9 to 10 a.m., Town Hall. FMI: 647-2402. June 10 — Mother Goose Time, Fairytale Ball, 10:30 a.m., library. June 10, 17 — BRAG Dodgeball, 7 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: Dan Edwards, 831-8092. June 10, 17 — Exercise group open to anyone, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. 6472897. June 11, 18 — Bridgton Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 452-2772. June 11 — Bridgton Arts & Crafts Guild meeting, 9 a.m., Community Center. June 11 — Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, library courtyard, weather permitting. June 11, 18 — Adult Indoor Soccer, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall. June 12, 19 — Adult Basketball, 6 to 9 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 408-2299. June 13 — Chamber workshop on Facebook, LinkedIn, 8 to 10 a.m., Community Center. FMI: 647-3472.

June 13 — Intermediate Digital Photography Class, 9:30 a.m., Community Center. June 13 — Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch, noon, Punkin Valley Restaurant. June 13 — Cribbage, 2 p.m., Community Center. June 13 — “Community Out Loud: A Digital Storytelling Event,” 5 to 8 p.m., Magic Lantern Theater. FMI: June 13 — 4 on the Fourth Race Committee, 5 p.m., library. June 13 — Exercise group, 6 p.m., Highland Lake Beach. FMI: 647-2897. June 13 — Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. June 13 — G.E.A.R. Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. June 14 — Chickadee Quilters, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 14 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Community Center. June 14 — Friends of the Bridgton Library, 1 p.m., lower level meeting room, library. June 14 — Rufus Porter Board Meeting, 2 p.m., Community Center. June 14 — Youth Basketball Open Gym for grades 3-6, 35 p.m., Town Hall. FMI: 6478786. June 14 — Stories read by Michael, 4 to 4:30 p.m., library. FMI: 647-2472. June 15 — Senior Lunch, noon, Community Center. June 15 — Community Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 117. FMI: 647-2823, 1-800-RED-CROSS. June 15 — Bereavement Support Group, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 15 — Bible Study, 6 p.m., Community Center. June 16 — Bridgton Rotary Club, Return of the Rails with Bill Shelley & Mrs. Tux, 7:15 a.m., Alliance Church. June 16 — Alcohol Server/ Seller Training Program, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 16 — The Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Community Center. June 16 — Chickadee Quilters, 7 p.m., Community Center.

June 17 — LEA event, Paddling in the Lake Region, meet 9 a.m. at Highland Lake boat launch. FMI: 647-8580. June 17 — Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m., Community Center. June 10 — Mother Goose Time, 10:30 a.m., library. June 18 — Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial BRAG Golf Tournament, starts 8 a.m., Bridgton Highlands Country Club. FMI: 627-7380. June 18 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hannaford Supermarket, 109 Portland Rd. June 18 — Lobster roll luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgton United Methodist Church, 214 Main St. June 18 — Bake and craft sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgton United Methodist Church, 214 Main St. BROWNFIELD June 9 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. June 9 — Waltzing’s for Dreamers, new music for free, 7:30 p.m., Stone Mountain Arts Center, Dugway Rd. June 10 — Joe Ely and Band, Texas honky tonk member of the Flatlanders, 7:30 p.m., Stone Mountain Arts Center, Dugway Rd. June 11 — Father/Daughter Dance, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Center. June 14-16 — Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Center. CASCO June 11-12 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 10-3 Sat., 1-3 Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 655-2438. June 14 — Storytime with Michelle Brenner, 10:30 a.m., library. June 18 — Lake Region Open Golf Tournament, Point Sebago Golf Resort. FMI: 6473472. June 15, 18, 19 — RaymondCasco Historical Society open, 1-3 Wed., 10-3 Sat., 1-3 Sun., museum, Rte. 302. FMI: 6552438. DENMARK June 10, 11 — A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, 7:30 p.m., Denmark

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Arts Center. June 13 — Tai Chi in the Park, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Park. June 13 — Denmark Historical Society, workshop, 7 p.m., lower level, library. June 15 — Preschool Storytime, 9:30 a.m., library. June 17-19 — Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshop, both half and full-day classes, Denmark Arts Center. FMI: 452-2687. FRYEBURG 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 10 — Fryeburg Business Association monthly social, 4 to 6 p.m., 302 West Smokehouse & Tavern. 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: 935-9232. June 11 — Shawn Smith for Kids Foundation night of music and dancing, 7 to 10 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. June 13 — Bridge, 1 p.m., Legion Hall, Bradley St. June 17 — Take-A-Chance Auction by Maine & Northern N.H. Jr. Hereford Members, viewing 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., drawing starts 6:30 p.m., Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI: 935-2248, 569-3137. June 17 — Comic Brent McCoy, 7 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m., Fryeburg Academy. FMI: 935-9232. HARRISON June 9 — Francesco Duina on his book Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession, 5:30 p.m., library. FMI: 583-2970. June 10, 17 — Harrison Farmers’ Market, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Village. June 11 — Annual Book, Bake & Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, & Volunteer Fair, 10 a.m. to noon, library. FMI: 583-2970.


June 11 — Public supper by VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #9328, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Waterford Rd. June 12 — Public breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., VFW Post #9328, Waterford Rd. June 12 — Buffet brunch served by 5th graders for Camp Kieve trip, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olde Mill Tavern. June 13 — Adult Coed Basketball, 6 to 8 p.m., Harrison Elementary School gym. June 17-19 — Lake Region Community Theatre’s Cinderella, 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Deertrees Theatre, Deertrees Rd. FMI: 583-6747. LOVELL June 9-10, 16 — $1 a bag sale, 10 a.m. to noon, Lovell Thrift Shop, Lovell United Church of Christ, Rte. 5. June 9, 16 — Family Playtime, 10:30 a.m., library. June 10, 17 — Mouse Paint Storytime, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 10, 17 — Bingo, early birds 6:30 p.m., regular play 7 p.m., VFW Hall. June 11 — Third annual golf tournament by Fryeburg Rotary Club, Lake Kezar Country Club. FMI: 935-2793. June 13 — Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., library. June 13 — Charlotte’s Web, 2:45 to 4 p.m., library. June 14 — Scientific research by Fryeburg Academy students, library. June 15 — Lovell Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked Good Store, Rte. 5. FMI: 4522772. June 16 — Gardener’s Group, noon, library. June 17 — Community Storytelling Festival, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts. FMI: June 18 — Tee for Two, starts 7 a.m., Lake Kezar Country Club. June 18 — Super Saturday Morning, 9 a.m. to noon, Chewonki Foundation program, “One Pond – Many Stories” 1011 a.m., library. June 19 — Lake Region Open Golf Tournament, Point

Sebago Golf Resort. FMI: 6473472. NAPLES June 9 — Songo Garden Club trip to Marion Chase’s iris gardens, meet 10 a.m. at American Legion parking lot to carpool. FMI: 693-4732. June 9, 16 — Musical Playgroup, 10:30 a.m., library. June 9, 16 — Pajama Storytime, 6 p.m., library. FMI: 693-6841. June 10 — Jose Duddy in concert, 5:30 p.m., Village Green. June 11 — Naples Republican Committee, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Naples Town Office. FMI: 693-7945. June 14 — Books for Babies, 10:15 a.m., library. FMI: 6936841. June 14 — Preschool Storytime, under age 5, 10:45 a.m., library. June 17 — 60s Plus Band (swing band), 6 to 7 p.m., Village Green. June 18 ­ — Edes Falls Sewing Circle supper, Edes Falls Community Hall. RAYMOND June 11 — Plant and Paperback Book Sale, 7 a.m. to noon, library. June 13 — Baby Time, 10 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. June 13 — Preschool Time, 11 a.m., library. FMI: 6554283. June 15 — Toddler Time, 10 and 11 a.m., library. FMI: 655-4283. SEBAGO June 11 — Lakeside Cemetery Association cleanup day, starts 9 a.m., Lakeside Cemetery. FMI: 787-2661. June 11 — Work day, 10 a.m. to noon & 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sebago Historical Society building. Bring tools, bug spray. June 13 — Story Hour for Pre-schoolers, 9:30 a.m., library. WATERFORD June 9 — Waterford Historical Society, history of Waterford World’s Fair, 7 p.m., Old Town House, next to town beach. FMI: 583-6174. June 11 — Square foot CALENDAR, Page B


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Paris. FMI: 515-0078. June 11 — David Robinson on his book, The Saco River, 2:30 p.m., Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge, off Rte. 117. June 13 — Toastmasters, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Slope Inn, Main St., No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-356-3448. June 14 — Oxford County Republican Committee, 5:45 p.m., Masonic Hall, 9 Temple St., Norway. June 14 — The Fundamentals of Acting, 6 p.m., M&D Productions, 1857 White Mtn. Hyway, No. Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-662-7591. June 14 — Breastfeeding Your Newborn, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Harper Conf. Center, Ripley Building, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main St., Norway. FMI: 743-1562. June 15 — Wednesday Knitting Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Soldiers Memorial Library. June 16 — Chocolate for Charity benefit for Bryson Herlihy, 6 to 9 p.m. Attitash Grand Summit, No. Conway, N.H. June 16-19 — OHMPAA presents Lend Me a Tenor, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Norway Grange, Whitman St. June 17-19 — Juried art show & sale, 4-8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills, next to Saco River Grange Hall. FMI: 9296472, 642-4219. June 18 — Indoor yard sale & craft fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, New Gloucester. FMI: 998-2586. June 18 — Hands-on class on basic hand-dovetailed drawer construction with Chris Becksvoort, morning and afternoon sessions, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 926-4597. June 18 — Nature hikes, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26, New Gloucester. FMI: 9264597. June 18 ­ — Cellist Charles Prewitt, Six Bach Suites For Solo Cello, 7:30 p.m., Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI: 929-6472.

by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 693-1040

Summer concerts on Village Green Here’s the schedule for the Summer Concerts on the Village Green, held on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. in Naples: • June 26: Paul, Ellen and Friend (country and blues) • July 3: Inside Out (country and gospel) • July 10: Jose Duddy (Assorted country/oldies but goodies) • July 17: 60s Plus Band (swing music), • July 24: Stevie Gee and the Mrs. (50s/60s/country), • July 31: Lighthouse Jubilee Singers (40s/50s/60s and gospel) • Aug. 7: Jose Duddy (wellknown at Fryeburg Fair) • Aug. 17: German Band (polkas and foot-tapping, handclapping) • Aug. 21: Vicki Lee (country) • Aug. 28: Lola Lee and the Country Bandits, (country, etc) Write these on your calendars so you won’t forget, and I will put them in each week as well.  The Edes Falls Sewing Circle Supper will be Saturday, June 18. There will be the usual fare of red and white beans, hot dogs, assorted salads, rolls, coffee, punch and yummy pies, ready for you to pick up as you come in. Our next summer event will be the craft and bake sale on the Village Green on Wednesday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   I have heard from Kenny Knight that Donald C. Rodgers, formally of Naples, passed away last month in a veter-

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ans facility in Washington State. His sisters, Nancy and Carol, are bringing him home to Naples. The service will be on Saturday, June 11, with the Legion having an Honor Guard Ceremony. He and Kenny went to high school together and then they both went into the service. Kenny was a crew chief on a Huey in Vietnam in 1968, when they went in to pull out an artillery unit getting overrun — and there was Donny. Kenny said, “Small world.” May he rest in peace. The Legion will be having a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday, June 19 at the Legion Hall. The Blues Fest is happening on that weekend, as well as Watson’s Water and Wheels. Belated birthday wishes go out to Chuck Morton.

Waterford Historical Society meeting WATERFORD — The first meeting of the Waterford Historical Society for the 2011 season will be Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Old Town House next to the town beach on Keoka Lake. It will be the annual meeting, with election of new trustees and potluck refreshments. The program for the evening will be on the history of the “Little World’s Fair” in North Waterford. The society would welcome anyone to come and share memories of this unique fair, which started in 1850. This year will be an exciting one for the society. In addition to seeing the new research room, at the annual HISTORICAL, Page B




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Born to: Jerry and Courtney Gillis of Naples, a daughter, Amelia Louise Gillis, on May 23 at The Birthplace at Mercy Hospital, Portland. Amelia weighed seven pounds, five ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandparents are the late Allen and Sheila Toole, formerly of Casco. Paternal grandparents are Michael “Mickey” Gillis of Chicago, Ill., and Patricia Gillis of Portland. Born to: Nichole E. Beane and Alvah F. Johnson III of Casco, a daughter, Adelaide Johnson, on May 4 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. Adelaide joins Ava Johnson, 3 1/2. Maternal grandparents: Eric and Mildren Beane, Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Nancy and John Johnson, Naples; and Linda Johnson, Bridgton. Great-grandparents: Virginia Beane, Farmington; Helen Smith, Gorham; and Alvah and Gertrude Johnson I, Bridgton. Born to: Casie R. (Audet) and James A. Hafner of Waterford, a daughter, McKinleigh Ruby Ann Hefner, on May 6 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. McKinleigh joins Nolan James Hafner, 5. Maternal grandparents: Ted and Sherri Audet, Greene; and David and Evawn Young, Poland. Paternal grandparents: Cheryl and Alan York, Acton; and Charles and Joan Hafner, Norway. Great-grandparents: James McCabe, Caribou; Fran Hafner, Hudson Falls, N.Y.; Edna Jones, Poland; and Norman Gellatty, Auburn. Born to: Jennifer L. (Cummings) and Derek L. Shelton of South Paris, a daughter, Bella May Shelton on May 6 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. Maternal grandparents: David and Sharon Cummings, Waterford. Paternal grandparents: David and Brenda Shelton, Oxford. Born to: LeAnne H. (Ross) and Nicholas H. Hutchins of Bridgton, a son, Ashton Hutchins on May 10 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. Maternal grandparents: Daniel Ross and the late Vicki Ross, Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Sharon and Norman Hutchins, Sebago. Born to: Jessica L. Bailey and Joe R. Jacobson of Bridgton, a daughter, Kayleigh Rianne Jacobson on May 27 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. Maternal grandparents: Robert Bailey, Bridgton; and Sandi Shorey, Norway. Paternal grandparents: Andrea Jacobson, Chicago, Ill.; William and Beverly Vereshko, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Richard and Joyce Suckerman. Born to: Jacqueline T. (Alexander) and Ryan C. Harlow of Bridgton, a son, William Maxwell Harlow on May 27 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. William joins Jason, 8, Marissa, 4. Maternal grandparents: Alan and Margaret Alexander, Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Daniel Harlow, Westbrook; and Linda and Steve Bean, Saco. Born to: Hannah Mariah Ritz-Gagnon and Joshua F. Gagnon of Gray, a daughter, Evelyn Mariah Gagnon on June 4 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton. Maternal grandparents: David and Victoria Ritz, Saco. Paternal grandparents: Frances and Carol Gagnon, Naples. Great-grandparents: Ramona Rivera, New Jersey; and Ethel Ritz, Virginia. Jenifer and Brady Damon of Bridgton have a girl, Allison Lucy Damon, born May 19 at Central Maine Medical Center. Allison weighed six pounds, one ounce and joins a sister, Lila Joanna Damon. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Ken Rollins of Bridgton. Maternal great-grandparent is Joanna Crooker of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents are Lisa Thompson of Norway and Timothy Haley of Lewiston. Paternal great-grandparents are Nancy Damon of South Paris and Sally Ann Haley of Lewiston.


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Nothing funny about invasive plants The Kezar Lake Watershed Association and the Lovell Invasive Plant Prevention Committee are holding a serious discussion on invasive plant life in lakes on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. With the introduction of milfoil in many lakes, groups such as these work very hard to acquaint swimmers, boaters and those who fish on how to recognize these invasive aquatic plants. Kezar Lake is the jewel in the many Maine lakes and has to be protected. Both of these groups have worked diligently to get the word out in order to protect Kezar. Don’t forget to make your reservation for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library Luncheon on Sunday, June 26, at Severance Lodge. The luncheon gives the library board the chance to publicly acknowledge the efforts of library staff and volunteers. As there is limited seating, reservations should be made by calling the library at 925-3177. The Lovell Historical Society will hold their annual Dinner Meeting on Monday, June 27, at Ebenezer’s. There are three choices, beef, chicken or fish at $24 per person. Checks should be made out to the Lovell Historical Society. Reservations should be made before June 23. This is a very popular gettogether of the society’s members, so it’s suggested that you get your reservation in early. Congratulations go out to Shanna L. Miller of Lovell, who graduated Cum Laude from Husson University in Bangor. I have watched Shanna grow up through the years, living next door, and I’m so proud of what she has accomplished. A graduate of Fryeburg Academy, Shanna received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree.

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She is the daughter of John Miller and Margaret and Paul Drew. The Shawn Smith for Kids Foundation is sponsoring a night of music and dancing at the craft building at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. This event features Steve Dore, appearing with Skip Smith and Ken Holt, and local talents Damon Bolduc, Jon Whitney, Ron Perrow and Molly Dore. The charities benefiting from this event are the Friends of Conway Recreation, Bryson Herlihy who is battling Ewing’s sarcoma, Rusty Rocket, which provides instruments for students, and The Friends of Fryeburg Recreation. There will be a silent and Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. Put on your dancing shoes, bring bug spray, and have a heck of a good time while supporting these worthy charities. The New Suncook School PTA would like to thank the many people who took part in another successful Alternative Learning Day 2011, Lovell, Maine, Celebrating Community. All the volunteers who put so much work into organizing this event deserve a pat on the back for all their effort. The students look forward to this day and all the different varieties of activities planned for them. For most, the choices are difficult to make, but they have a great time at each ses-

sion. The many people who take part prove that the community is behind the New Suncook School. The PTA has worked hard this year, and is to be congratulated for all their support for both the principal and school staff. If you don’t know about Bryson Herlihy yet, he’s the little guy who’s battling a big time battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. The support for Bryson and his parents in the Fryeburg and Mount Washington Valley area has been phenomenal. Besides the dance on June 10, there will be a Chocolate for Charity event on Thursday, June 16, at the Attitash Grand Summit from 6 to 9 p.m., with the proceeds of $10 per person donated to Bryson. Then, at the East Conway Community Hall, on Friday, June 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., there will be a Strawberry Festival. Cost is adults $8 and children under 12 $5. Pat Folley of Lovell has made a four-foot, two-inch by five-foot cream-colored afghan, which will be raffled off. Tickets are $1 each, or $5 for six tickets, with the drawing to be held on Aug. 31. Tickets can be bought at Hair Design in Fryeburg. The Skunk Den held the end of the cribbage season pizza party at the home of Irene and Al St. Germain. As it was the last time to wrack up those wins, the competition was frantic. The champ of the 2011 season was Jim Miller, who was probably

the most laid back player. Again, Irene and Al made up the funny awards, and Irene again did the artwork on the computer. This was the first year that the group met in the large function room of the library, and it was such a pleasure to have the kitchen at our disposal. The group made a contribution of over $550 to the library for the use of the hall. I first met Eunice Nunziato when she was part of a foursome on ladies golf day. I immediately realized she was very polite, because every time she hit a lousy shot, she apologized. Having been a novice myself, I recognized the fact that she was new to the game, but she sure did try. She had a sunny attitude and never lost that big smile no matter how many health issues she had. Later, when she had improved her game (and she did), we were in a foursome while playing Scotch foursomes, and yes, she still apologized for those lousy shots. Whenever I was down over my son’s condition, she cheered me up and gave me hope. Eunice might be gone, but I’ll miss that sunny person as will all those who knew her. Eunice is survived by her husband John, daughters Lori and husband Scott Davis, and Dawn and husband Bob O’Connor, and grandchildren Chris and Jeff Davis and Tissy and Ali O’Connor. Contributions in Eunice’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital at, or Hospice of North Shore and Greater Boston at

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SAD 61 lunch menu

Knight service note

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SAD 61 Elementary School by Nony O’Hara June 13 – June 17 MONDAY: Chicken fajitas, taco bar w/romaine lettuce, chilled Correspondent peaches, milk. Tel. 647-3565 TUESDAY: Baked ham, mashed potato, corn, low-fat chocoRAYMOND — Air Force late chip cookies, pineapple, milk. Reserve Airman Troy A. WEDNESDAY: Chef’s choice, celery sticks, orange, milk. Knight graduated from basic THURSDAY: Pizza, fresh salad bar w/romaine lettuce, fruit military training at Lackland cocktail, milk. Air Force Base, San Antonio, FRIDAY: Pancakes w/syrup, sausage patty, bananas, milk. Texas. SAD 61 Middle School The airman completed an June 13 – June 17 Eben Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history intensive, eight-week program MONDAY: Pizza, fresh deli sandwiches, Goldfish, carrot from the University of Massachusetts’ Boston College of Liberal that included training in milisticks & cucumber coins, chilled peaches, pudding, milk. Arts on Friday. tary discipline and studies, Air TUESDAY: Rotini w/sauce, wheat roll, hot dog on wholeOn Saturday, Eben and Lisa Snyder of Connersville, Pa. were Force core values, physical fitwheat bun, baked beans, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, married in an outdoor ceremony at Ayer, Mass. Lisa’s parents, ness, and basic warfare prinapples, milk. Irzin and Lynda Snyder, of Connersville, and most of the Williams Troy A. Knight ciples and skills. Airmen who WEDNESDAY: Mini chicken tacos, hamburger on whole- family attended. The happy couple returned to a new home in complete basic training earn of the Air Force. wheat bun, fresh deli sandwiches, Goya black beans, fresh salad Connersville. four credits toward an associTroy is the son of Karen bar, chilled peaches, milk. ate in applied science degree Knight of Portland and Albert THURSDAY: Low-fat macaroni & cheese, hot dog on wholethrough the Community College Knight of Raymond. wheat bun, fresh deli sandwiches, fresh salad bar, baked beans, chilled pears, milk. FRIDAY: Pizza, fresh deli sandwiches, mini pretzels, fresh The Bridgton and Sebago and downtown Bar Harbor. salad bar, Jell-O w/whipped topping, fresh crisp apple, milk. Recreation Departments are The cost is only $30 per perKurt Garland, son of Glen and Kathy Garland of Bridgton, sponsoring a Day Trip to Bar son for Bridgton and Sebago graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, Harbor and Acadia National residents, and $35 for nonS.C. on April 8, 2011. Kurt is a 2007 graduate of Ossipee Valley Park for ages 18 and older on residents. Forms are available Christian School in Cornish. He is continuing his Marine Corps Friday, June 24. Bridgton and in the Bridgton and Sebago SOUTH PARIS — Rick honey flow, and bee mites. training in the Advanced Infantry School at Camp Lejune. Cooper will be the guest Bring veils for opening hives. Sebago Recreation will take a town offices. Spaces are limited, and fillspeaker at the next meeting of The club had a nice field coach shuttle to Mount Desert the Oxford Hills Honey Bee day trip to a beekeeper’s yard. Island and Acadia National ing up quickly. Come visit Maine’s only National Park Club on Saturday, June 11, at If interested in becoming a Park. The trip will consist of visits for less than a tank of gas. 1 p.m. at the Maine Ext. Corp. member or learning more Center, Route 26, South Paris. about bees, attend one of their to Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Contact Tom Tash at 647-8786 Pond House, Thunder Hole for more information. Cooper will talk about car- meetings. ing for honeybees in the sumFRYEBURG — The Maine from Chesterville, Hattie mer months, getting ready for and Northern New Hampshire Gushee-Kimball from Fryeburg, Jr. Hereford members will Raymond Gushee-Frost from hold a Take-A-Chance Auction Fryeburg, Alex Clark from on Friday, June 17, in the Winslow, Meg Hall from East Agricultural Center at Fryeburg Dixfield, Sage LeBlanc from Fairgrounds, with viewing from Dayton, and Erik and Anna 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and drawing Fredrickson from Wolfeboro, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are N.H. They are raising money to OPEN Fri. – Sun. 25 for $5, with deals on larger go to the Hereford Jr. National amounts. There will be $1 table Show in Kansas City, Mo. from 11:30 a.m. to close Due to town meeting and a 50/50 raffle. July 9-19. For questions, call on Wednesday, June 15, the Members are Jessica Smith Diane Gushee at 935-2248 or Bridgton Community Crime from Troy, Carrie Butterfield Alan and Erik at 569-3137. Watch will be meeting on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen’s meeting room IN THE CASINO BUILDING ON THE CAUSEWAY, NAPLES at the municipal center. Police Chief Kevin Schofield Great family dining on the deck overlooking Long Lake after June 9 at Books N Things (Continued from Page B) meeting members can be first in Norway and Bridgton and Officer Brad Gaumont Nachos • Burgers LIVE ENTERTAINMENT in line to purchase tickets for Books, as well as at Box 201, will be present. The meetings are open to the public. For Blooming Onions the August meeting, when Waterford ME 04088. For members will be privileged more information, call Bonnie more information, call Chief Rick’s Rockin’ Roll-ups Friday, Saturday & Sunday Schofield at 647-8814 or Betteto hear Tim Sample talk on Parsons at 583-6174. Jean at 693-3681. Fried Clams and Much More! June 17, 18 & 19 Maine humor. Tim is a fan of Waterford’s own humorist FOR MORE INFORMATION ... 207-693-3759 Artemus Ward. Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door of the North Waterford Church Rollnick’s Mango Groove Steel (Continued from Page B) on Thursday, Aug. 4 for a 7 in which poets present their Drum Band brings calypso, p.m. show. work in dynamic performances. reggae, Motown, and more in They will also be available Midsummer (July 18-29, a percussion extravaganza on from 1 to 4:30 p.m.) brings Wednesday, Aug. 24. Maine country music legthe two-week Picket Fence Children’s Theater Camp, con- end Al Hawkes will bring his ducted by Roger Clemons of the popular Americana Show to Picket Fence Theater Company. Lovell on Thursday, Sept. 1 Clemons has 40 year’s experi- to celebrate the 75th birthday Where you don’t have to be ence in education and theater of Roberta Chandler, founder Wealthy to be Healthy. 17 Portland Street (Rte. 113) • Downtown Fryeburg in the Mt. Washington Valley, of the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. working with both children and Fryeburg’s recently opened natural food store will be celebrating their The season closes on Friday, The Bridgton United adults. Grand Opening! If you haven’t dropped in yet, now is the time! Methodist Church is holding Children in the theater camp Sept. 9, with Three Chums Some of what you’ll find... its Vacation Bible School from will create and present an origi- Telling Tales; storytellers Monday to Thursday, June 27 nal performance, for which they Michael Parent, Jo Radner and Hot Coffee & Teas • Baked Goods • Bulk Bins • Organics to 30, for children in kindergar- will also make sets, costumes, Meg Gilman kick off the school Vegan • Gluten-Free • Herbs & Spices • Fresh Breads ten through fifth grade. and props. The camp will year with a special family show It will be four days of fun accept 15 school-age children. for story-lovers aged five to 95 Beer & Wine • Snacks • Groceries • Home-Brew Supplies “Shaking it up” and learning For registration ($25) or ques- (and up). Tickets for all shows are There will be a sampling from our local vendors and more! about God’s love through scrip- tions, contact Susie Mosca at tures, stories and crafts. The Public available at the door. For more Mon-Sat 8 am-6 pm; Sun. 9 am-2 pm & extended hours on Thurs. to 8 pm! days will run from 9 a.m. to performances of the play will information, see www.lovell1t23x 1 p.m. and there will be a hot be on Friday and Saturday, July lunch each day for the chil- 29 and 30. dren. Heather Pierson and Davy To register, or for questions, Sturtevant, two of Maine’s call Lucille Richard at 647- most accomplished musicians 5743. Do it early, as the church and composers, will share the only has room for 12 children. stage on Thursday, Aug. 4. Eric

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WATERFORD — Learn how to grow more vegetables and flowers in less space, at a free Square Foot Gardening Workshop on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at DeerWood Farm & Gardens at 571 Norway Road. You will be amazed at how much you can grow in a square foot. Participants will be creating a 4’x4’ raised square foot garden bed to demonstrate how to plant in a square foot. This technique is great for any size backyard, small or large. Raised bed kits will be available to purchase. To reserve a space, call 583-2412 or e-mail

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They will have free sandwiches from Subway, Inc. and other refreshments for those who donate blood at the Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 15, at the Masonic Hall on Route 117. Call George Drisko at 6472823 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment. The United Methodist Women will hold their annual banquet on Thursday, June 9, at Trailside Restaurant. For more information, call 272-0495. The Laurie Carter Bergen Memorial BRAG Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 18, at Bridgton Highlands Country Club, beginning at 8 a.m. For more SMALL SPACE, BIG YIELD — A 4’x4’ raised square foot information, call 627-7380. garden bed allows more growth in less space. The Bridgton United


Methodist Church is holding its Vacation Bible School from Monday to Thursday, June 27 to 30, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It will be four days of fun “Shaking it up” and learning about God’s love through scriptures, stories and crafts. The days will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be a hot lunch each day for the children. To register, or for questions, call Lucille Richard at 6475743. Do it early, as the church only has room for 12 children.

Golden Oldies

If you are over 50 and would like to join a group for lunch and conversation, the Golden Oldies Lunch Bunch may be the group for you. They meet the second Monday of each month at noon at the Punkin Valley Restaurant, and the only cost is lunch; there are no dues, ever. Their next meeting will be Monday, June 13. For more information, and reservations, call Donald Mac Lean by Friday, May 6 at 647-3635. New members are visitors are always welcome.


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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; non-members 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

Bridgton hometown cook Pamela Hodenberg is sharing her “Tomato Bisque” recipe with thousands of others at Just A Pinch Recipe Club, the new online social community for cooks in hometown America at Hodenberg is one of several area residents participating in the club, known as “America’s Great Recipe Swap.” Members can post their own “family tested and approved” recipes, try recipes submitted by other club members, print hundreds of grocery coupons and enter recipe contests. They also have the opportunity to utilize a personal online recipe box to save recipes, compile grocery lists and plan meals. In addition, members can create and join discussion groups to chat about recipes, share cooking tips and build relationships as if they are sitting around one big kitchen table. “We continually add new features to the club based on the feedback of our members,” says Just A Pinch Food Editor Janet Tharpe. “It’s because of

people like Pamela Hodenberg, who is proud to share her family’s favorite recipes with other hometown cooks, that the club has become so popular and is growing so fast.” Hodenberg’s Tomato Bisque recipe, along with thousands of others, can be viewed, printed and shared at no charge through the recipe club. “My mom used to make this for a quick and easy Sunday evening meal. We always had large Sunday dinners and the evening meal was quick and easy,” said Hodenberg. Here’s her recipe: Tomato Bisque Ingredients 1 qt milk 1 qt canned tomatoes 3/4 tsp baking soda pat of butter, cold Directions Heat milk and tomatoes separately. Heat tomatoes just to boil and then add baking soda. Heat milk to scald (150 degrees F). Pour the milk into tomatoes and then add a pat of butter.

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Excel 101

Do you have basic computer skills and want to learn to do spreadsheets? These classes will teach you the skills you need to feel comfortable, including: • Why do we need a spreadsheet? Uses and misuses. Large spreadsheets • How to open an existing spreadsheet or start a new one • The cell, the column, the row and the worksheet • Formatting cells, columns, and worksheets • Moving about, sorting • Simple formulas and how to use them There will be four 90-minute classes: Mondays, June 20 and 27; and Fridays, June 24 and July 1, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bridgton Community Center. Peter Sullivan will be the instructor extraordinaire. Classes are limited to six students, and the cost is $45. To register or for more information, call 647-3116.

Bridgton Arts & Crafts meeting

The Bridgton Arts & Crafts Guild will be holding a meeting on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in the Bridgton Community Center. All members are urged to attend. If you are interested in the Bridgton Arts & Crafts Guild and selling your Made in Maine items in the store, you are welcome to attend this meeting as well. The store will be open this weekend, and beginning Saturday, June 18, it will be open seven days a week until Labor Day.

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West Paris Old Home Days art exhibits featuring West Paris artists and the newly expanded space. The annual parade kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by a chicken barbecue luncheon at the West Paris Fire Department. At noon, the new Maine State Champion West Paris Bobcat Pom & Twirl Team will perform, and a Baby Pageant will be held at 12:30 p.m., leading up to the Hip-Hop styling of Jaci’s Jazzettes. At 2 p.m., Markus and Angelique Steelgrave will perform. The West Paris Historical Society Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Also new, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Music in the Air,” a music tent will host a bevy of local talent scheduled up until midnight. The inauguration launch begins at 1 p.m. with Al Mallory from the band A Bunch of Old Hippies. Mary “Uke” Lady Hargraves will perform at 2 p.m. with debut selections from her upcoming CD and children’s favorites by request. Safe 2 Say performs at 3 p.m., Austin Williams at 4 p.m., and West Paris’s own Jo Plummer and Bob Gautier as Just US 2 at 5 p.m. Sammy Chapman hosts the evening festivities with children’s music (Tales of Gee Paw and Mr. Buffalo) at 6 p.m. Saturday, and will play old and new original country, pop and blues tunes between set breaks. The Saturday Night Street Dance features classic rock favorites with the Rockin’ Road Runners. Also slated are a petting zoo, magic show, rock climbing wall, trapeze, food vendors, lawn mower pull, toy train display by Great Falls Railroad Club, 50/50 and raffle drawings and a

Chinese Auction. Rides are provided by Summit Adventures. Meadow Creek Farms provides horse-drawn wagon rides through historic West Paris all day. The West Paris Facebook page has the full schedule posted. Volunteers are still needed to help. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade can contact for the parade or for vendor opportunities.

Waterford Fair meeting

WATERFORD — The Waterford World’s Fair Committee will have a combined cleanup day and membership meeting on Sunday, June 12, starting at 9 a.m. with the general cleanup of the grounds and all the buildings. Bring your rake or broom and plenty of energy for some free exercise and a great time. At noon, hamburgers and hot dogs and a drink will be served, and members are asked to make a dessert to share. The meeting starts at 2 p.m., and everyone is welcome to attend and listen to all the new events that are being planned for this year’s fair. Be sure to check out the progress of the new steer and oxen barn, which Project Manager Dale Merrill is getting ready for the fair, to be held Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, at the fairgrounds, located on the Green Road in North Waterford.

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FOLK ART ON HIGH — Circa 1850 weathervane attributed to maker W. Tuckerman, of Boston, on exhibit at the Rufus Porter Museum, along with 35 other vanes.

19th century weathervane exhibit at Porter Museum

As the Rufus Porter Museum in Bridgton opens for its seventh season on Wednesday, June 22, an exciting new exhibit, “Folk Art on High,” will include 36 weathervanes as well as photographs of vanes taken in the 1970s in southern Maine, on loan from the collection of Eula Shorey. The exhibit complements vanes in the museum collection by James Lombard, a Bridgton native whose wooden vanes of roosters with flamboyant tails have long been famous in the folk art world. In addition, a previously unknown iron template attributed to Lombard

is on view, as well as another wooden example from a local collection. A preview party will be held on the evening of June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the museum, to which the public is invited. As this is a fundraiser to support the purchase of the new property in Bridgton, tickets are $35 per person. Call 647-2828 for reservations, or tickets may be purchased at the door. Appetizers and refreshments will be available. The honored guest is Eula Shorey, in appreciation for her life’s work in preserving the

history of Bridgton, and for recognizing the importance of weathervanes many years ago. She has loaned a weathervane, which formerly flew atop the Perry House on Main Hill, called “Mountain Boy,” a famous racehorse of the 1880s, to the exhibit. A catalog of the exhibit, with accompanying information on weathervane surface analysis, will be available on June 22. More information is available on the website, www. The museum is located at 67 North High Street in Bridgton.


WEST PARIS — West Paris Old Home Days will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11. “Music in the Air” is the theme, with live music scheduled throughout the two-day event. The West Paris Historical Society Museum opens on Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m. A flag ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Jim Bennett, dressed in Civil War attire, will perform music from that period at 5 p.m. Paul Lowell of Rumford continues the musical theme at 6 p.m., with acoustic favorites. A rock n’ roll street dance featuring Monsta’ will be Friday evening’s main event, second only to the fireworks on Friday at 9 p.m. (Saturday if it rains). Breakfast will be served both days by the Mollyockett Sportsman’s Club, which also serves great burgers, hot dogs and fries. The club, which builds and maintains area snowmobile trails, will also host their annual “Duck Race.” Festivities continue Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at The Little Castle Library. Local author Raymond Miller will be signing his book, From the Volcano to the Gorge: Getting the Job Done on Iwo Jima. Popular music from the WWII era will be performed by “Four on a Match,” singing a capella in four-part harmony. A collection of crewel and Jacobean embroidery will be a featured display, presented by The Friends of the West Paris Library. It is the stunning work of much-loved West Paris resident Leone Bane Penley (19101999), and is being shown for the first time as a collection. It is the fourth in a series of

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COURSE: 4 MILES – Maine USATF Sanctioned Course #ME 04003RF / Disposable Chip Timing by Granite State Race Services REGISTRATION FEE: $15.00 online through July 2nd; $18.00 paper registration until July 1st. Mail-in applications must be received by July 2nd or dropped off at The Cool Moose (108 Main Street) or the Bridgton Public Library (1 Church Street) by noon on July 3rd. RACE DAY REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00 NUMBER OF RUNNERS: Limited to the first 2000 who register. T-SHIRTS: Free Technical T-Shirt to first 500 to register online. T-Shirts may be purchased in Registration/Finish Area.

AWARDS: Awards package and medals to top five men and top five women finishers. Medals to first three finishers (men & women) in the following age categories: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up, and wheelchair racers.

Regional Sports

June 9, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

#1 Raiders vs. #9 Greely Class B West Quarterfinals Thursday, 4 p.m. Legion Field, Fryeburg #1 Fryeburg Academy (16-0) vs. #9 Greely (10-7)

Sportsmanship Award Andrew Carlson and Hannah Flagg

Gammon and Flanigan Award Danny Place and Hannah Cutting

Lakers serve up Just Desserts

Lake Region High School athletes received their Just Desserts last Thursday night during an awards ceremony held in the gym. Top awards went to: Carol Youker Award to Jack Tragert. Carol Youker was a member of the LRHS Class of 1970. She was a skier with grace, speed, precision, daring but most of all, had a love for the sport. Carol grew up skiing, experiencing the sport first from a backpack on the back of her father, who was the Bridgton Academy Outing Club director. Once she took her first steps, Carol quickly advanced to skiing on her own. She skied for the Bridgton High School girls’ ski team and was on the first Lake Region H.S. ski team in 1970. Carol was a ski instructor at Pleasant Mountain before attending and graduating from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., with a degree in outdoor recreation. She returned to New England after graduation and taught skiing in Maine and New Hampshire. Carol died in a car accident in New Hampshire in 1977. This memorial award was established to remember Carol’s skill and love for skiing, but also as much for her happy nature and likeable personality. She was enthusiastic, full of life and fun to be around. The award goes to someone who demonstrates all of these qualities. Sonja Flanagin Kenniston Award to the outstanding female athlete to Hannah Cutting. Sonja Flanagin Kenniston was a 1971 LRHS graduate who participated in field hockey, basketball, softball and track. She was never a star, captain or high scorer, but she was always first to practice, last to leave, and always helped taking care of the equipment.

She was always the loudest cheering for all of her teammates. She was a key individual through her leadership skills, bridging the community rivalries into a positive atmosphere. She was the first true “Laker.” After graduation, Sonja returned to Lake Region and did photography for classes and sports teams. Sonja was killed in an automobile accident in the mid-1970s. Steve Gammon Award to the outstanding male athlete to Danny Place. Steve Gammon was an exceptional scholarathlete and a member of the Class of 1972. He was a twosport athlete, competing in football and basketball. Steve was tragically killed. This award is given in his honor for his dedication and love for the game. Principal’s Award to Hannah Cutting, Jack Tragert and Doe Leckie. The Principal’s Award is given to the athlete who has a grade point average of 90 and above, was a Western Maine Conference All-Conference selection and was a team captain. Lake Region Boosters Club Sportsmanship Award to Andrew Carlson and Hannah Flagg. Coach of the Year to Mark Snow, varsity track and field. Other awards include: Varsity Club President’s Award: Hannah Cutting, president; Emily Toews, Doe Leckie and Hannah Flagg, vice presidents. Softball: Hannah Cutting Baseball: Danny Place Lacrosse: TJ Leach Boys’ Tennis: Kyle Peterson Girls’ Tennis: Alice Sanborn Girls’ Track & Field: Hannah Flagg Boys’ Track & Field: Andrew Carlson Boys’ Cross Country: Dillon Knudsen

dominated as Sarah Harriman pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11. Fryeburg knocked Cimino for eight hits, as Carla Tripp doubled and tripled, while Ashley Watkins (2 RBI), Harriman and Michelle Rascoe each had two hits. The Raiders sent an early statement, building a 5-0 lead after two innings. FA added five runs in the fifth inning and one in the six. The defending Class B West champion, the Raiders `posted their first perfect regular season in school history when they blanked Falmouth 1-0 in the finale.

Garland named MPA Good Sport Principal’s Award Hannah Cutting, Jack Tragert and Doe Leckie

Youker Award Jack Tragert

Girls’ Cross Country: Hannah Flagg Field Hockey: Hannah Cutting Football: Adam Shane Golf: Danny Place Rick Worthley Golf Award: Kyle Peterson Boys’ Soccer: Dakota Bush Girls’ Soccer: Kasey Huntres Boys’ Alpine Skiing: Clark Sulloway Girls’ Alpine Skiing: Kayla

Coach of the Year Mark Snow

Gray Girls’ Nordic Skiing: Maya Critchfield Boys’ Basketball: Alex Hartford Girls’ Basketball: Hannah Cutting Winter Cheerleading: Noemi Salmeri Ice Hockey: TJ Leach Boys’ Indoor Track: Matt Schreiber Girls’ Indoor Track: Elysha Bosworth.

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer How well a pitcher performs often decides just how good a softball team can be. Allison Clark was a driving force behind Lake Region’s late season run, keeping her team in close games with quality pitching starts while also delivering key hits. “Allison has done an outstanding job as a pitcher and as a hitter all season. As a pitcher, she led the team to a five-game win streak and during the time the team had won seven of eight games she only allowed nine earned runs,” Allison Clark Lake Region varsity softball “Allison consistently coach J.R. Warren said. “She also only walked 22 hitters and played well both on offense struck out 85 in 104 innings.” and defense all season,” Coach Allison posted a .373 bat- Warren added. In recognition of her strong ting average and a team-leading 14 RBI. ALLISON, Page C

• The Rangers advanced with a 2-1 win in the preliminary round Tuesday at Falmouth. Greely pitcher Danielle Cimino allowed just two hits over seven innings, while surrendering six walks. She struck out two. Greely managed just three hits, but a two-run homer to centerfield in the top of the fourth inning by junior catcher Edith Aromando proved to be enough. • Fryeburg played the Rangers just once in the regular season, and blasted Greely 11-0 in Cumberland. This one was billed as one of the league’s key match-ups as the Rangers entered the game with a 6-2 record. But, the Raiders, who improved to 9-0 at the time,

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Brody Stofflet is a perfect example of that.  “Brody has continued to work on his game. He is prepared for any situation, whether it be pitching of the JV team or playing a role with the varsity,” Lake Region varsity baseball coach Dan Leland said. “Brody has battled a number of small issues this season, but always came out on top. He is hardworking, considerate of his teammates, and plays the game the correct way — with respect and sportsmanship. I’m very proud of Brody’s accomplishments this season, and I look forward for future contributions the next few years.”

Brody Stofflet In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Brody is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber BRODY, Page C

PORTLAND — Liz Garland of Bridgton seemingly always puts sportsmanship first. A senior at Greater Portland Christian School (GPCS), Garland has received one of only two sportsmanship awards handed out by the Maine Principal Association (MPA) for the 2010-2011 school year. The MPA gives out up to four of the awards per year. The criteria includes: • To be nominated, a student or group of students must be involved in an MPAsponsored activity at an MPA member school. • Nominations may be made by any employee of an MPA member school and must be verified and endorsed by that school’s principal. • Nominees may be from the same school as, or a different school from that of the nominator. Each member school is limited to one nomination for a student or students from another school and one nomination for a student or students from its own school in a school year. • The nomination shall be for an act of sportsmanship that is student-initiated, selfless, reflects concern for opponents, and exemplifies the highest ideals of interscholastic competition. The award is not intended to reward teams or individuals for perseverance under difficult conditions. • Winners will receive individual recognition and a plaque will be presented to the school for permanent display. • The Sportsmanship Committee shall select the winners who will be hon-

ored with a presentation at an appropriate event at the winner’s school during the

Liz Garland of Bridgton Sportsmanship Award month of June. Jeff Sturgis of the MPA reported that Liz was chosen based on her nomination of GPCS principal and girls’ basketball coach Keith Dawson. “Liz is such a team player. Before each game, she would often greet members of the other team entering the gym with a smile or a hello. Prior to each game, during our time in the locker room, we would pray for the game and Liz would always make sure the safety of both teams as well as the referees was prayed for. I truly believe she felt this in her heart,” Dawson wrote. “She wanted to win as badly as anyone I have coached, but the win was secondary to the safety of the other team.” He added, “Once the game began, Liz was a fierce comLIZ, Page C

Raider of Week By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — Raider track & field coach Billy Reilly says Forrest Stearns “has a gift in him that you see only in an athlete every few years.” The coach added, “This year has been a great start to what we hope will be a great four years.” In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Forrest is this week’s Forrest Stearns Raider Boosters Club’s “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Club. The Stearns File Fryeburg Academy athlete is Name: Forrest Stearns recognized for his/her dedicaHometown: Fryeburg tion (does more than what is Year in School: Freshman asked), work ethic, coachabilParents: Lisa Stearns and ity and academic good standing. Recipients receive a spe- Scott Stearns School groups/Sports: cially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by the Raider Boosters FORREST, Page C

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School news

LR students help bring back history

LIVERMORE — Norlands Living History Center in Livermore has been touching the lives of school children and adults since 1975. The unique, “living history” approach has allowed multitudes of visitors from Maine and beyond learn about life in 19th century rural Maine by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work as it was done in 1870. In April of 2008, Norlands lost its barn and its farmer’s cottage to fire. These buildings were central to many of the living history programs offered at the museum. Plans for rebuilding began almost immediately. The new farmer’s cottage was opened to the public in April of this year. In May of this year, students from Karen Doughty’s U.S. History classes at Lake Region High School traveled to Norlands to lend a hand with the rebuilding effort. Norlands relies on the help of volunteers as well as paid staff. Ms. Doughty’s students helped with building fences in preparation for the return of livestock to the historical working farm. Some students also helped with transporting archival material and shelves from the Washburn mansion to the library, located on the grounds of the museum. One student, Mike Cleveland, commented about the work he did there, “Farming is defi-

nitely hard work. Everything we use machines for today was done by hand back then. It took lots of time, hard work, and patience. Work was not an option back then. Either you worked or you had nothing to live on. The fact that we got to help a farm that has survived for many years was pretty cool.” Student Dan Reinhard added, “Volunteering was fun and something different to do. It wasn’t like work, because it was something they needed help with.” “I had an awesome time and I learned that I really like helping other people,” said student Jessica Allen. “Volunteer work is hard yet rewarding, and I am glad I went. I know they (Norlands) really appreciated it, and that made me happy.” Twenty students volunteered over a two-day period. Norlands’ Volunteer Coordinator, Nancey Drinkwine, and Historic Farmer, Ray Fleury, both expressed their deep appreciation for the students’ help. They were impressed with the students’ positive attitudes and willingness to work hard. As participant Rodney Plummer put it, “I learned that back then, before power tools and other advancements, all the work put into building a fence was a lot for one man.” Thanks to the students’ efforts this spring, that work was shared.

HELPING TO BRING BACK NORLANDS — Lake Region U.S. History students recently volunteered at Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Pictured (top, left to right) Cody Reinhard, Brett Throgmorton, Miranda Cady, Mike Cleveland and Jing “Ell” Tang strip bark from cedar fence

posts; (bottom left) Jessica Allen and Shannon Murphy (right) check that new fences are level; (bottom right) Norlands’ historic farmer Ray Fleury, Ryan Remington and Dan Reinhard dig postholes and remove rocks.

• SHORELINE RESTORATION • DANCERS Alexis Audet and Noemi Salmeri performed in this year’s Lake Region High School annual Dance Showcase.

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LR dancers ‘show’ off their talents

A wonderful time was had by all at the annual Dance Showcase of Lake Region High School. This year was a special event as participants included middle school students — Alexandra Sawyer, Colleen Messia and Melody Millett — as well as foreign exchange students Noemi Salmeri, Veronika Smirnova and Christina Thiessen. The Showcase also featured the talents of some of LRHS’ slam poets — Joey Austin, Alexandra Crawford and Crystal Farrington. “The richness of our dancer’s talents included styles such as modern, hip-hop, lyrical, theatrical, tap, and disco,” Showcase Director Carmel Collins said. “This year, we gave a special dedication of the show to Lella Zappala who recently passed away with breast cancer.” Lella was a longtime family friend of LRHS Italian exchange student Noemi Salmeri. “They had shared many special times with dance and this was a wonderful opportunity to show our respect,” Collins added. The Dance Showcase is presented to the community free of charge to share the work that students were engaged in throughout the school year. Most of the work is choreographed by the students with guidance and support from their teacher, Mrs. Collins. Students were expected to create their own costumes, as well as scheduling practice times, as the work cannot always be completed during

class time. “Our hope is to eventually Showcase all grade levels and make it a true district-wide event that welcomes all community members,” Collins said. Special thanks goes to Steve Mercer (middle school teacher), Eugene Long (sound/lights), Bobbi Jo Tripp (makeup/hair), Kaci Tripp and Alexis Guzman (stage managers), John Mayo (Vocational teacher) and Jesse Bell (posters, programs).

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June 9, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

Local author shares his passion with school kids

By Jessika Sheldrick Special to The News OTISFIELD — Students had been told to be quiet during the presentation, but when Dan Edwards of Bridgton pulled out his collection of sketches, the room full of K-4 Otisfield Community School students just couldn’t do it. There were “oohs” and “aahs” and several jumped at the chance to ask, “Did you really draw those pictures?” Students were quite impressed when Edwards simply said, “Yes!” Edwards’ sketches and illustrations were impressive. A whole notebook full of odd and unique characters — even the ones that were “practice” sketches seemed perfect. And then to hear the stories behind each sketch, students and school staff felt very special to be hearing such secrets! Edwards was at the school to talk with the students and staff about his writing process to publish his current book, Mr. McFrawley’s Traveling Show, — a children’s book he wrote and illustrated. When a writer visits a school, the author can sometimes find it difficult to connect with the student body. This was definitely not the case with Dan. He was comfortable, easy-going and could have easily been mistaken for a really tall fourth grader with his silly spirited conversations with the kids. Of course he

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was there to do a job — teach the kids about the writing process, which he did in a very natural way. What the staff loved was the fact that Edwards’ message about the writing process mirrored what they were teaching in the classroom. He expressed the importance of reading, reading and more reading. He explained that by reading, a writer can develop tons of new ideas. When he decided to write a book about a circus (traveling show), Edwards started reading loads of circus books. It was a way to research and immerse himself in the knowledge of circuses, thus giving him more information and vocabulary words for his book. While most educators have students go through the writing process by writing first and then adding pictures, Edwards does the opposite. He gets an idea and then creates the illustrations/ sketches. Using the sketches as a foundation, he starts to imagine

his characters and their world. He develops the major events and then links them together to create the story. Some of the educators thought it might be fun to try it Edwards’ way! But he was quick to add that different authors have different strategies. Not only is this book a labor of love for Dan Edwards, but clearly it was a way to share some important messages with kids of all ages. A unique way to share a life lesson or two. Here are two of my favorite lessons learned: “I liked how Annie didn’t give up on herself,” said one fourth-grade student. “I like how the characters don’t care that they look a little different than other people. They like themselves,” said one second grader. Whatever the lesson, the students got it! Edwards was very invested in this project and this was very evident in his presentation. And

DAN EDWARDS of Bridgton recently spoke to Otisfield Elementary school students about how he approached producing his first children’s book, “Mr. McFrawley’s Traveling Show.” for that, I think he reinforced one of the most important lessons of all: You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it and are willing to put in the hard work and effort. The staff and students at

Otisfield Community School wish to congratulate him! They adored him. The kids asked, “When can he come back?” Hopefully very soon to talk about his next book, which is already in progress. But “Shhhh!

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Storytelling event

Pursuing passion for Chinese

FRYEBURG — Fryeburg Academy fosters growth and learning by providing resources, exposure and educating students about the value of cultures around the world. Fryeburg Academy graduating senior from Lovell, Anna Tupaj, is one of the many students the institution has inspired by instilling an appreciation for Chinese studies through the school’s foreign educational offerings. Tupaj enrolled in her first Mandarin Chinese class during her sophomore year at the Academy and soon became involved in the Global Studies Certificate Program and progressed to Mandarin Chinese III and IV. Inspired by Fryeburg Academy’s dynamic programs

and her teacher, Tupaj spent six months in Shijiazhuang, China, made possible by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLIY). The program, sponsored by the United States State Department, encourages young people to learn languages and become immersed in the culture. Tupaj excelled academically at Fryeburg Academy by receiving high honors every semester, serving as the president of the National Honor Society and as the recipient of the 2010 Wellesley College Book Award. The public speaking skills she acquired at the Academy assisted her win of the Voice of Democracy speech contest of District 11. In addition to Tupaj’s edu-

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cational studies, she also balanced a social and civic life at school, participating in sports and other extracurricular activities including various volunteering efforts. “Now that I am older and as I look back at my experiences, I believe that I never would have had the opportunities offered to me in a large city as I have had at Fryeburg Academy. The range of options offered at Fryeburg Academy — music, drama, sports and clubs, is truly wonderful,” she said. “I will always remember the diverse group of friends that I have made here through these experiences.” In August, Tupaj will return to Beijing, China for 10 months on another scholarship offered by NSLI-Y and hopes to visit some of her Fryeburg Academy teachers and friends

Anna Tupaj of Lovell

while there. In the fall of 2012, Tupaj will attend Indiana University and become involved in their language flagship program. She looks forward to a future filled with international travel.

The Honors Junior English class at Lake Region High School is proud to present, “Community Out Loud: A Digital Storytelling Event.” Over the past three months, Mr. Carlson’s Honors Junior English class has studied the art of documentary storytelling. As a cumulative class experience, students were tasked with identifying people, businesses and events in the community as subjects for their own mini-documentaries. Using software provided by the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, and the input from recent graduates of Portland’s SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, the 19 students created audio-visual narratives that range from personal veteran accounts, to biopics of community leaders, to historical studies of local busiDIGITAL SHOW, Page C

Liz Garland named ‘Good Sport’

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(Continued from Page C) petitor, but always looked out for everyone else on the floor. If someone was knocked down, Liz was always there to help them up. If someone was hurt, she was always there to pat them on the back and encourage them. When she got knocked down, she never blamed anyone, just got back up and continued to play. When a ball went out of bounds, it was often Liz running after the ball to return it to the referees.” The one event that sums up

Liz and her sportsmanship was a home game this past year against Calvary Christian. Liz was having a great game, and with three minutes left, she had 28 points. Her team wanted her to get 30 points, which does not happen often at GPCS, and it would have been a career high for her. When her teammates and coaches told her to score one more basket, she went out and had four assists over the duration of the game, and tried her best to get a player to score that had not scored all year.

“She truly put the needs of others in front of hers,” Dawson said. GPCS Athletic Director Chris Spaulding added, “Liz personifies everything we expect of our student athletes. She strives for excellence in the classroom and in athletics and is a positive role model for all of our students” Liz received her award at the GPCS Sports Awards Night on Tuesday, May 24. She was also named MVP of the girls’ soccer and basketball teams, was a scholar ath-

lete in both sports, and is the recipient of the first Jenn Will Female Athlete of the Year Award, named in honor of former GPCS AD and coach Jenn Will. In the spring of 2007, the Maine Principals’ Association inaugurated its annual Sportsmanship Awards Program. The program is designed to foster sportsmanship in interscholastic activities by publicizing the examples of sportsmanship that are displayed by Maine’s high school competitors.

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Brownfield – Spacious Gambrel home with 2 living quarters, separate heat and laundry, walkout basement, 1-car garage, on ±8 acres. $128,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1015392)

Casco – Great opportunity to have a business on busy Route 302 with living quarters above! Needs to be finished. $195,000. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 999457)

Casco – Stunning 2+ bedroom Townhouse in Hancock Beach community. Many newer upgrades, flooring, appliances and deck. Thompson Lake ROW. $339,000. Nancy Hanson 693-7270 (MLS 1011483)

Denmark – Lovely home with all the modern updates and antique charm! Gleaming hardwood, tile bath, 3 bedrooms, large landscaped yard and 2-car garage. Attic easily finished. $174,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 989589)

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) #0246-7037 #0164-6860


BRIDGTON – Unique opportunity to buy two houses for the price of one. Highland Lake beach/boat launch around the corner. New win- BRIDGTON – 2.71 acres with 200 dows, wiring & plumbing. $99,900. ft. on Long Lake. Two 1+ acre lots that can be separated with 100 ft. water frontage each. 2-bedroom cottage, fieldstone fireplace, large deck, new leach field! $425,000.

Bridgton – LONG LAKE access with a deeded boat dock comes with this 2bedroom Saltbox with 2-car garage. Boat in the summer, snowmobile in the winter. $210,000. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1016257) #0246-8470

BRIDGTON – One of the best sandy beaches on Long Lake! 3bedroom cottage with deck, premier views of the lake. Waterfront on two sides of the property, sandy beach on both. $395,000.









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)

Naples – Get Set for Summer! Large 3bedroom contemporary home is surrounded by decks overlooking 300 ft. on Trickey Pond. Dock and two garages. $579,000. Connie Eldridge 693-7298 (MLS 1005108)

Naples – Charming, well-kept 3-bedroom Ranch with a wonderful open floor plan. Level back yard with private deck, 2-car attached garage. Beautiful Home! $269,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1010954)




BRIDGTON – Looking for one-floor living? Open-concept living area, cathedral ceilings, propane fireplace, kitchen has maple cabinets, corian counters, stainless appliances. Master suite. $279,000.


BRIDGTON – Beautiful antique features, Wood floors, original moldings, wide formal staircase. kitchen with soap stone sink, formal living room and dining room. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $159,000 #0246-6966 Naples – One-level contemporary with many amenities. Boat dock and beach, central air, propane generator, granite countertops and extensive landscaping. $375,000. Russ Sweet 693-7281 (MLS 1015135)

Naples – 16+ acres with 675 ft. water frontage on Brandy Pond! Previously a family campground, surveyed for 8 potential lots! $1,995,000. Connie Eldridge 831-0890 (MLS 975042)

Naples – Three-bedroom Contemporary Ranch with access to Sebago Harbor and direct access to Big Sebago. Cathedral Ceilings and Attention to Detail! $219,900. Ray Austin 232-0500 (MLS 1004495)

Naples – Well-maintained year round home is within walking distance to a shared sandy beach and picnic area. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. 1car garage. $249,900. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 1010965)




ALBANY TOWNSHIP – 40 Acres with 1700 ft. of river frontage! Great hunting & fishing on property. Gemstones: Tourmaline, feldspar, smokey quartz and beryl found on property! Rustic camp & bunkhouse. Owner finance possible! $69,500.


BRIDGTON – 3 large bedrooms, wood & tile floors. Kitchen with cherry cabinets, marble countertops, stainless-steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom with attached bath. 3 baths, family room. Attached 1.5 garage. Possible owner financing available. $219,000.



Naples – This aggressively-priced home on Brandy Pond has it all with 658 ft. water frontage, all on 2.72 acres with sunset views. $429,000. Joe Shaw 776-0771 (MLS 1010710)

Otisfield – Stunning 3-bedroom, 2bath Contemporary Ranch on ±5 acres with a wraparound deck, hot tub and large 3+ car detached heated garage. $199,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane 838-5555 (MLS 1004850)

Raymond – 3-bedroom home with nice sun porch and 2-car garage. Shared frontage on Panther Pond. $110,000. Russ Sweet 939-2938 (MLS 1016132)

Raymond – A special spot on Sebago Lake. Views are lovely! Lot is open, level and includes a nice sandy beach with 100’ frontage. Full deck facing water. $479,000. Nancy Hanson 838-8301 (MLS 996118)

Fun & games

Allison Clark

This week’s puzzle

Theme: Father’s Day

(Continued from Page C) work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Allison is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Clark File Name: Allison Clark Year in School: Junior Town: Bridgton Parents: Lisa and Andy Clark School Activities/Sports: Varsity Club, Art Club, volleyball, basketball and softball Q. Why did you choose softball? I chose softball because I’ve played it for many years and it’s one of my favorite sports. Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? I want to make it to the playoffs. Q. What do you enjoy the most? I enjoyed my teammates and having a much better season than last year. Q. What do you like the least? Not making the playoffs. Q. What makes you successful? Practice and dedication for the sport. Q. What would your dream moment be? Home run. Winning in the playoffs. Q. What has the sport taught you? How to work as a team and take responsibility for mistakes. Humility. Q. Who has inspired you? My teammates for pushing me to become better.

70. Lennon’s wife 71. Perfect 72. Noisemaker, especially in the city 73. Nada or nothing 74. *Maggie Simpson’s first word DOWN 1. “King Kong” (1933) actress 2. S-shaped molding 3. Sweet-talk into something 4. Cupid’s ammo 5. *He played Laura Ingalls’ Pa 6. Mouth off 7. “___ not what your country can do for you....” 8. This shop is not a place for a bull 9. Corn cob cover 10. Miners’ passage 11. Dry riverbed 12. On one of these when popping big question? 15. Chief Massasoit, aka Great ______ 20. To take away, as in gun 22. Sixth sense 24. In the interval 25. *Hamlet’s father 26. Kind of artery 27. Indianapolis ball player 29. Debatable point 31. Falling out 32. Beauty parlor 33. Last letter of Greek alphabet 34. *This President made Father’s Day a national holiday 36. The feminine of raja

Forrest Stearns

Brody Stofflet

38. Position of leadership 42. End of the road? 45. Counterbalance 49. ___ Rida, rapper 51. Dirty or sleazy 54. Author Chekhov 56. Red-skinned cheese 57. Speed of an object divided by speed of sound 58. ‘70s hairdo

59. Point of entry 60. Iraq neighbor 61. *Popular DIY dad gift 62. Pauper’s permanent state 63. Feeling happy 66. Tropical American cuckoo 68. Stallone Solutions on Page 6C

(Continued from Page C) Soccer, basketball and track. Q. Why did you choose track & field? Because the thing I enjoy most in life is running. Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? Help my team succeed and improve our athletic skills. Q. What do you enjoy the most? Being happy. Q. What do enjoy the least? To see my team execute to their potential. Q. What makes you successful? My family and friends support me through it all. Q. What would your dream moment be? Helping to bring my team to States and help to support everyone to do their best. Q. What has sports taught you? Sports have taught me to keep trying and you can succeed. Q. What do you like most about your team? We all come together and support each other. We have fun doing what we do best…winning! Q. Who has inspired you? My family has inspired me. They support me in everything I do.

Digital show at Lantern

(Continued from Page C) nesses in the towns of Sebago, Casco, Naples and Bridgton. “Community Out Loud: A Digital Storytelling Event” will be held at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton on Monday, June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a free event and open to the community. For more information, please contact Ian Carlson, LRHS English teacher, at ian. carlson@lakeregionschools. org

(Continued from Page C) “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber. The Stofflet File Name: Brody Stofflet Year in School: Sophomore Town: Naples Parents: Catherine and Steven Stofflet School Activities/Sports: Soccer and baseball Q. Why did you choose baseball? I’ve been playing since I was four. The game kind of chose me. Q. What did you hope to accomplish this season? I was hoping to improve my batting and fielding from last year. Q. What do you enjoy the most? Batting. Nothing better than crushing the ball. Q. What do you like the least? Errors. Q. What makes you successful? My ability to adapt and learn. Q. What would your dream moment be? My dream moment would be to win States. Q. What has the sport taught you? That you have to have lots of patience and you can always improve. Q. Who has inspired you? My dad because he is always pushing me and trying to make me better.




ACROSS 1. Pivotal 6. Cul de ___ 9. Kitty ____, famous for flight 13. Ancient Greeks’ assembly spot 14. ___ Wednesday 15. Home of Darfur 16. Pine or long 17. Snowmobile runner 18. Cast _____ 19. Departure from Egypt, e.g. 21. *Popular dad gift 23. *Malia and Sasha’s dad did it in 2008 election 24. Party 25. *Father/child divide 28. *George W.’s famous dad had the same first one 30. *Dad, e.g. 35. Showing age, especially having gray hair 37. “Portnoy’s Complaint” author 39. Dolphin home 40. Aquarium show star 41. *What dad did to the lawn 43. What Arnold used to do for a living? 44. Shorthand 46. Mosaic piece 47. Food for later consumption 48. Tea tax, e.g. 50. Christmas abbreviation 52. Form of Anna 53. Apartment 55. Clothe 57. *Founding Father 61. Crowd 64. In front of 65. “___ Te Ching,” book 67. Deadly contest, pl. 69. One from Croatia

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NAPLES – Snowmobiler's paradise. Open concept Ranch with lovely backyard, breezeway connected to 28'x28' garage. Room over garage can be guest quarters. $185,000. MLS #969059

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CASCO – 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile in excellent shape, situated on a very private setting, with large back deck on ±2.92 acres, setting back from the road. Separate building used for storage/workshop area. Access to major snowmobile trails from backyard, and enjoy the fire pit as well! $106,900. MLS #1014130

NAPLES – TBB 24'x32' unfinished cape with 4' x 8' bumpout and full basement, on 2.5 acres. This price includes 1 bedroom and 1 bath on 1st level. (Upstairs unfinished consists of 2 additional bedrooms and bath.) Come pick your siding, roofing, cabinets, countertops and flooring with good allowances. $149,900. MLS #999352

BRIDGTON – To-be-built, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, w/ full basement, on ±1.54-acre lot. Great neighborhood for the children! Protective covenants and restrictions. $199,900. MLS #1009337

BRIDGTON – To-be-built, 3-bedroom, 2bath split foyer in small 6-lot subdivision with great protective covenants and restrictions and similar homes. Come pick your own colors for siding, roof, cabinets, countertops and flooring. All For $149,900. MLS #1009817

LAND LISTINGS SEBAGO – Large lot for a great price on town-paved road, and in an area of well-cared-for homes. Property just over the Naples line. $39,900. MLS #1012917 NAPLES – Large buildable lot on nice cul-de-sac in small subdivision with protective covenants and restrictions. Other lots and house packages available. $29,900. MLS #1007022 BRIDGTON – Panoramic Views of Mt. Washington and Presidential Range that will take your breath away. Lots of road frontage and good-sized lot to protect privacy. Great lot with just enough pitch for a daylight basement. $125,000. MLS #982507 TF14

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WATERFORD – Cute 2-bedroom ranch on ± 4.0 acres, in neighborhood of similar homes, with 2 ROWs to McWain Pond. Detached 2car garage built in 2000. Newer metal roof in 2009. $139,900. MLS #1010766

Regional sports

Page C, The Bridgton News, June 9, 2011

Gullikson wins pole vault title

AUGUSTA — Jamie Gullikson is one of Maine’s best pole vaulters. Gullikson equaled the Fryeburg Academy record, and captured the Class B state title last Saturday at Cony High School in Augusta with a vault of 9-feet, 6inches. Ally James of Belfast was second at 9-feet. The FA 4x400 Relay Team — Sage Hennessy, Laura Pulito, Christina DiPietro and Corinn Bedell — took another five seconds off their school record and qualified for New England championships to be held in Burlington, Vt. this Saturday. The Raiders

were second in 4:14.23 behind Waterville at 4:09.28. Bedell and Hennessy (who scored in all three events — sixth in the 100 meters at 12.94) both qualified for New England’s in the 400 meters, while Gulllikson earned a ticket in the pole vault. Bedell ran a 59.88 in the 400 meters to place second overall, while Hennessy was third at 1:00.02. The Raider boys’ 4x100 Relay came out of the third slow heat to place seventh for a medal. The Relay included Fred and Forrest Stearns, Milos Mijokov and Stefan Sjekloca.

Baseball all-stars

Silas Eastman set a new school record in the 3200 meters and scored 16 of the team’s 17 points. He was second in the 3200 at 9:56.67, behind Waterville senior Jeff Hale at 9:56.10. “I only wanted him to run the 3200, but he insisted on running the 4x800, 1600 and 3200 ‘for the team,’” Coach Bill Reilly said. Of the 15 girls’ teams, the Raiders placed seventh with 34 points. Waterville won the title with 145.5 points. On the boys’ side, the Raiders were tied for 10th with Hampden Academy. Waterville won the boys’ title with 111 points. For Lake Region, the top performance was the shattering of the school record in the 100-meter hurdles by Doe Leckie, who ran a 15.77 seconds in the trials, which beat her school record by 0.27 seconds — “an eternity for a sprint race,” LR Coach Mark Snow said. Unfortunately, Leckie was disqualified in the finals when she needed to intentionally knock down a hurdle after losing her balance on the previous hurdle.  “It was disappointing, but hurdlers know wacky things can

Three Lake Region senior baseball players were named to the Western Maine Conference All-Conference team. Mike Shea was selected to the second team. Shea posted a .327 average, knocking four doubles and a triple, while scoring 19 runs. “Mike was very solid defensively for us at second base, shortstop and third,” LR varsity coach Dan Leland said. “He has gained the respect of other coaches in our league as a competitor, leader and sportsman. It is a well-deserved honor.” Adam Shane and Danny Place were Honorable Mention selections. Shane posted a .425 average with seven RBI and six doubles. Place recorded a .464 average with 13 RBI and seven doubles. • In the Lakers’ regular season finale, Zach Allen went 3-for-3 with six RBI in a 16-1 pounding of Poland. Allen (2-5) hurled a complete game, striking out six and allowing five hits over five innings of work. (Continued from Page C) LR (5-11) knocked Poland pitching for 13 hits. Alex Hartford, vitally important topic in eduJacob Anderson and Cody Belyea each had two hits. Recording cation today, and the goal is doubles were Place, Shane, Hartford and Belyea. to enhance understanding and

happen in a race and there’s not much you can do about it,” Coach Snow added. “Her school record race was phenomenal, and I’m sure that is what most of us will remember from the day.” Leckie had a busy State Meet. She anchored the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay.  She also nearly missed her personal record in the 300-meter hurdles when she finished fifth in the event at 48.78 seconds. The other Laker scorer was Hannah Perkins, who finished sixth in the 400 meters with a seasonal best time of 1:02.60.  “Hannah looked very determined in her races and that paid off,” Coach Snow said. Perkins again lowered her 200 meter personal record (27.93 seconds from 28.37 seconds) and ran very strong legs on the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay.  “I think Hannah gained great confidence at this meet, which will lead to strong indoor and outdoor seasons next year,” Coach Snow said. Another personal record was set by Dillon Knudsen in the 800 meters (2:05.89) when he led the first heat from start to finish.  “Dillon put the pressure on those other guys and none of TRACK, Page C

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GOOD DAY ON THE WATER for a good cause. Anglers enjoyed a fine day on Moose Pond as part of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce benefit fish day.

Anglers enjoy Chamber outing

Saturday (June 4) was the second annual Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce free fishing day fundraiser. The weather was great, a bit chilly at eight in the morning when the four winners and their guest arrived at the Moose Pond boat ramp on Route 302. Each winner received a goody bag supplied by Unc’L Lunkers Bait and Tackle in Bridgton. All kinds fishing items were hidden within these bags. Before anglers left, the Moose Pond milfoil inspectors checked boats and participants were given a green light to

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launch their boats. The four captains — Ed Poliquin, Tom Shaw, Jessie Dean and Dan Franz — had guests board the bass boats and each headed to their favorite fishing spot on the lake. The morning was slow, however, yet all caught fish “but not the size and the numbers we like to see,” Franz reported. At around noon under clear blue skies, anglers tucked into a cove and tied up together as an opportunity to “meet and greet” as well as talk about the morning adventures, including what baits seemed to be doing the best. At this time, participants CHAMBER, Page C

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Sports & school

June 9, 2011, The Bridgton News, Page C

LEA paddle & hike

LR summer Summer day camps to be offered at Lake Region High School include: Boys Basketball Camp for players entering grades 5-8, June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the LRHS gym. Cost is $60. For more information, contact Coach J.P. Yorkey at jyorkey@sad61. Girls Soccer Camp for girls entering grades 3-9, June 27 to July 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. For more information, contact Coach Lynn Harrison at Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades 8-12, June 20-23 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the LRHS Gym. Cost is $75. Camp for grades 3-7 will be June 27-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at LRHS. Cost is $60. For more information, contact Coach True at ptrue@ Youth Football Camp for students entering grades 3-7, June 27-30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Contact Coach Jason Simmons at Track & Field Camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., July 5-8 and July 11-15 at LRHS. Contact Coach Mark Snow at msnow@

Fairway chip shots

Bridgton Highlands CC In Ladies Day play on June 1, the tournament of the day was “cry baby” — the two worst holes were marked as pars. Low gross winner was Pauline Elmer. Low net winner was Yvonne Gluck. Chip in for the round was by Carolyn Stanhope. Fewest putts for nine holes was recorded by Pauline Elmer with 13. White Mountain Seniors In play at Indian Mound on June 1, the team of Dick Trapani (Lake Kezar), Ron Cross (St. Johnsbury), Henry Middlemiss (Lake Kezar) and Ed Jilek (Lake Kezar) won the match with a Plus 9 Plus 28. Second place with a Plus 9 Plus 22 went to Rodney Allen (Bridgton Highlands), Larry Schieman (Black Mount), Gloria Ferland (Maplewood) and Bruce Fadden (Bridgton Highlands). Third place with a Plus 8 Plus 15 went to Cy Hunter (Ridgewood), Ron Terciak (Point Sebago) and Tom Pomroy (Bethlehem). Fourth place with a Plus 7 Plus 18 went to George Bassett (Lake Kezar), Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) and Norm Tallmage (Colebrook). Fifth place at Plus 7 Plus 12 went to Jim Dubeau (Lake Kezar), Dan Paquette (Indian Mound), Moe Foulds (Lake Kezar) and Nick Ines (Lake Kezar). Closest to the pin was Dana Morrill (Lake Kezar) at 1-foot, 2inches. Longest putt was by Jan MacZuba (Lake Kezar) at 20-feet, 8-inches. Plus Points: Ed Jilek 14, Dana Morrill 11, Henry Middlemiss 11, Rodney Allen 10, Barbara Goldsmith 10, Chris Wonson 8, Moe Foulds 8, Art Kilborn 7, Cy Hunter 7, Ken Jeffrey 7, Gloria Ferland 6, Larry Schieman 6, Jack Small 6, Bud Hadley 6 and Greg Dawson 6. Birds: Ken Jeffrey, Hole 1; Rodney Allen, Hole 8. This week: Norway. Summit Hill Golf Course Summit Golf Course in West Poland is seeking couples to join the Sunday league (4 p.m.). The couples league is purely “social.” Call Bob and Terry at 998-2387 or George and Linda at 232-1744.

State Track Meet

(Continued from Page C) them were able to catch him. It was a great close to the boys’ season,” Coach Snow said. “I think Dillon may have been inspired by Jacqui Black.  Jacqui took the pace out in the first heat of the girls’ 1600 meters with a first lap of 76 seconds. She kept up a strong pace for the entire race. Only the top seed from that heat was able to catch her, and that was just before the finish. Her time was a seasonal best 5:42.71. She also had a seasonal best time in the 3200 meters (12:41.34).” Coaches Kevin Floster and Dana Caron talked up the opportunity for athletes to take control of their outcomes. “It was great to see how many Lakers took that advice and performed well,” Coach Snow said.

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GEARING UP FOR SUMMER — The 2011 Harrison Rec Summer Day Camp Staff includes: (front, left to right) Courtney Tift (swim aid), Angel Paglierani (swim aid), Dimtitri DiBiase (junior counselor); (middle row) Rec Director Paula Holt; (third row) Bobbi Scribner (counselor), Ethan Kidd (counselor), Melissa Strauss (counselor), Jess DiBiase (assistant summer director), Deb Ward (counselor/art director); (back row) Brandon Cook (junior counselor), Garrett Hudanish (counselor), Brandon Ronfeldt (counselor) and Tara Clark (counselor). Staff members finishing up school when this photo was taken: Krista Hakala (counselor), Joey Gallant (junior counselor), Hadley Hurd (WSI swim instructor), Macky Page (WSI swim instructor) and Michelle Heroux (waterfront supervisor).

College honors, awards

(Continued from Page C) St. Joseph’s College grads. The following local residents earned their degree at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine during commencement exercises held in May: Kayla Nowell of Bridgton, bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Kayla Olsen of Sebago, summa cum laude, bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting-Finance; Jenna Chase of Naples, bachelor of Science in Exercise ScienceFitness Leader; Kayla Kirk of Naples, associate of Science in Business Administration; Elliot LaMarre of Raymond, bachelor of Arts in History. Andrew O’Neill of Raymond, a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering, was named to the Worcester

Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.) Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2011 semester. University of Vermont grads. Some 2,475 students were awarded a variety of bachelor’s degrees during the University of Vermont’s 207th commencement ceremonies on May 22 in Burlington, Vt. Local students earning degrees were: Jonathan H. Cushing of Bridgton, received a master’s degree in English; Eli T. Hutchins of Lovell, received a bachelor’s degree in Forestry; Keegan J. Brown of Raymond received a BSME in Mechanical Engineering. Kelsey Bryn Nadeau of Raymond has been named to the Keene State College Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011. The Dean’s List designation is

Bocce is back

HARRISON — In the opening week of the Harrison Bocce League play, Worster Marine defeated Mike Mentus Memorial 3-2; Caswell House blanked Henry’s Concrete 4-0; Long Lake Horse Center edged Fillebrown Rental 4-2; Aces Tree zipped Scott 4-1. This week’s Monday night match-ups: Long Lake vs. Henry’s and Worster vs. Fillebrown at 6 p.m.; Scott vs. Mike Mentus and Aces vs. Caswell at 7:30 p.m.

bestowed to those Keene State College undergraduates enrolled in a degree program who have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. A 3.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale is required to earn the Dean’s List honor. Linda Marie Freese of Harrison received a master of Religious Education degree from the College of Social Sciences at Loyola University, New Orleans, which awarded 860 degrees at its commencement ceremony at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, May 14. Erica Webb of Bridgton was named to the Dean’s list for the spring semester 2011at Husson University in Bangor. Erica is the daughter of Pauline and Peter Webb. UNE Dean’s List. Area students named to the University of New England’s Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester include: Ashley Mayhan and Theresa Fitzgerald of Harrison; Nicole Stacey of Hiram; Kyle Martin of Lovell; Travis Guerrette of Raymond; and Rachel Ferland of South Casco.

If you’d enjoy paddling on a gorgeous lake, gardening with native plants or learning about herbs, please just sign up for one of the June events (below) in The Caplan Family Environmental Education Series at Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton. Paddling in the Lake Region, on Friday, June 17, at 9 a.m. Load up your canoe and come enjoy the quite peace of Highland Lake in Bridgton before the heat of the day. Learn the simple strokes of the bow and stern with LEA’s educator, Sarah Morrison. Explore the shorelines of one of the Lake Region’s bodies of water listening for common loons, and watching for the rise of fish. Most of all, get out, relax and take in the beauty of a late morning paddle. Participants should bring their own canoe, life preservers, sunscreen, hat and bug spray. Call 647-8580, ext. 12, to register and confirm/set up paddling partners. Canoeists will meet at the boat launch of the Highland Lake on Highland Road at 9 a.m., and the paddle will last approximately two hours. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge. Gardening with Native Plants, on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. If you would like your yard to look beautiful while also supporting native birds and butterflies, helping absorb water run-off, and requiring little maintenance, join LEA’s Assistant Director Colin Holme as he presents a variety of native plants that will benefit your property and the watershed. The presentation will include a slideshow as well as some hands-on identification of an assortment of native plant species. It will last approximately 1.5 hrs, and will take place at the LEA office, 230 Main Street, Bridgton at 7 p.m. Please call ahead to register with Sarah Morrison at 647-8580, ext. 12. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge. Herbs at Holt Pond with Kevin Pennell, on Friday, June 24, at 9 a.m. Enjoy a stroll at the Holt Pond Preserve and learn the names and characteristics of the herbs with local herbalist Kevin Pennell. Participants will meet at LEA at 9 a.m. The walk will last approximately two hours. The walk will cover easy to moderate terrain, and participants should wear comfortable hiking shoes as well as sunscreen and bug spray. Fee: $5 per person; LEA members attend free of charge The Caplan Family Environmental Education Series at LEA is made possible through the generous support of Hu and Ray Caplan and their family. Dr. and Mrs. Caplan have The Caplans recognize the vital importance of education in all aspects of LEA’s work in protecting the Lake Region’s most important resource and asset: its bodies of water and watersheds.

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(Continued from Page C) had lunch provided by Bridgton House of Pizza and Hannaford, as well as homemade brownies made by Captain Dan. The afternoon fishing picked up as anglers landed several 3 to 4-pound small mouth and large mouth bass. This proved to be a great day of fishing on one of the beautiful lakes in the region. All fish were released back to the lake for another day of fishing. The Free Fishing Day is a fundraiser for the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available at the Chamber as well as the Chamber’s booth at Fryeburg Fair. Thanks to everyone who helped make this another successful event.

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SEBAGO ELEMENTARY Good Kid Award recipients were (left to right) Libby Knudsen, Nicholas Centofanti, Jullian Wilson and Noah Jalbert. Absent when the photo was taken were Jaden Ballard and Brittney Profenno.

SONGO LOCKS SCHOOL Good Kid Award recipients were (left to right): Kaleb Christensen, Marlow Dinsmore, Isaac Fernald and Emerson Dinsmore.

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ers and breakout sessions will explore issues and strategies for students of all ages, particularly those with high-functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome, says Dr. Thomas Hancock, who directs the online master’s degree in education at Saint Joseph’s College. “This symposium is a wonderful opportunity to explore a AUTISM, Page C

Megan Rosaria Curtis graduated from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, May 14. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature, earning high honors. While a student at USM, Megan was a member of Pi Delta Phi, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society. Megan, a 2007 graduate of Lake Region High School, is the daughter of Michael and Ann Curtis. Dana Seamon, son of Patricia Seamon of Bridgton and Clayton Seamon of Oxford, recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. degree in psychology and a minor in history. He is now pursuing a master’s degree in negotiation, conflict resolution and peace-building. Jonathan Cushing of Bridgton graduated with highest honors from the University of Vermont on May 21, earning his master’s degree in English Literature, where he received a full scholarship to attend. His thesis was on John Clare, a 19th century British romantic poet. Jonathan, a graduate of

Waynflete School in Portland and Loyola University in Chicago, earned the prestigious Tupper Award for being an outstanding graduate student, and has been awarded a full scholarship to McGill University in Montreal for his PhD in British Literature, beginning this fall. Jonathan is the son of Mary Stinchfield and Brian Cushing of Bridgton.

Elizabeth B. Atwood of Fryeburg was among the 548 students awarded a degree at St. Lawrence University’s commencement ceremony, held May 22 on campus in Canton, N.Y. Elizabeth graduated from Fryeburg Academy, and received a degree in Environmental Studies and minored in Educational Studies. COLLEGE, Page C

As part of the Lake Region High School restructuring program, school officials need to hear the voice of our students’ parents. “We understand the important role that parents play in a child’s education. We also understand how important your voice is in helping us plan as we move forward, and

in assessing how well we do as we move into the future,” LR officials said. Lake Region High School will be administering the My Voice© Parent Survey as an opportunity for them to learn about parents’ perceptions of their child’s experience of school, as well as the parents own direct experience of the

school’s climate and culture. This data collection will give the opportunity to hear the voice of all stakeholders in the LRHS community. The survey will be administered daily at the high school on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, the survey will be available to take

on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It takes less than 20 minutes to complete and answers are completely anonymous. Please contact LRHS for further information by calling 647-3581, ext. 269 and ask for the Student Advocate Jamie Riel.

STEVENS BROOK ELEMENTARY Good Kid Award recipients were (left to right) Rebecca Roy, Kaitlyn Plummer, Arlene Balram and Cassandra Huntress. Absent when the photo was taken were Sadie Mills and Freedom Potter.

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STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College will present a symposium for educators called “Students on the Autism Spectrum: Achieving Success in the Classroom” July 18-22 at its Sebago Lake campus in Standish. The symposium will focus on teaching strategies for K-12 stu-

dents in mainstream classrooms and feature nationally known keynote speaker and author Deborah Lipsky, who herself has autism. Intended for mainstream classroom teachers, administrators, special education staff and others who work with children on the spectrum, featured speak-

WE NEED YOU: LRHS PARENTS! Come take the My Voice© Parent Survey

Let us know your perceptions of the LRHS climate and culture. Your input is valuable to assist us in moving forward. Survey takes less than 20 minutes and completely anonymous. Monday (6/13) & Tuesday (6/14) 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Wednesday (6/15) & Thursday (6/16) 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Just come to the front office and ask for a copy of the survey. For further information, contact our Student Advocate, Jamie Riel at 207-647-3581, ext. 269. 1T23

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2-DAY TOURNAMENT GREAT PRIZES “WHAT A FUN TOURNEY!” — 2010 PARTICIPANT Date: 06/18/11 – 06/19/11 Format: Stroke play AND 2- & 4-ball Sat. 6/18 at Point Sebago Resort Sun. 6/19 at Lake Kezar C.C. (Lovell) Two days, two great courses in the Lakes Region of Maine. Get your golfing buddies together and play in the “LRO.” No scrambles here… play your own ball. You can also enter 2-ball and 4-ball play to really make things interesting. After play on Saturday, head down to the Maine Blues Festival (Naples, ME)… but be sure to be ready to tee it up on Sunday morning at Lake Kezar!! Proceeds support the GBLRCC. Register by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 207-647-3472. 2T22

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After studying the 1960s, including themes of the sexual revolution and the women’s liberation movement, I gave follow-up lessons on the legacies of those and other issues in American culture today. This is one. “Feminist groups have been pushing the idea that there are more than two genders since at least the 1990s,” I told them. “They’ve been trying to pass a United Nations resolution that instead of two genders there are five. They use the words ‘gender’ and ‘sexes’ interchangeably.” “What would those be?” asked a girl with an incredulous look. “They claim that male and female are out on the edges of a spectrum,” I explained. “That inside the female on the extreme right are lesbians. That inside the male on the extreme left are homosexual men, and then in the middle are ‘transgender’ people who go either way.” “That’s ridiculous,” she said. “A lesbian is still female. She’s not another gender.” “That’s crazy,” said a boy. “To them,” I explained, “it’s another battle in the Sexual Revolution.” “Well I hope they lose,”

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another girl said. “Remember last month when a speaker came in to discuss bullying at an assembly in the gym?” I asked. There were nods all around. “Last year it was a football player,” said a boy. “Yes,” I said. “What did you think of those lectures?” “They were good,” he said. “What do the rest of you think?” Most indicated the lectures had been interesting. “Well, in Oakland, California, students get different kinds of bullying lessons,” I said, wheeling the LCD projector into position and plugging in my laptop. “Watch this.” It was a “bullying” lesson on “gender diversity” in which the lecturer told fourth grade students they could be a girl or a boy or both. Joel Baum told students, “They can feel like girls. They can feel like boys. They can feel like both, and

they can feel like, as I said, kinda like neither.” Baum is educational director for Gender Spectrum, an activist group pushing the idea that the two sexes — male and female — are too rigid. Students can move around on the “gender spectrum” depending on how they feel. They can change whenever they want. “They’re way too young to be listening to that stuff in the fourth grade,” said another girl. “They shouldn’t teach that stuff,” said a boy. “It’s crazy. Those kids are going to believe it now. They believe anything

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Wind is the easiest invisible thing to explain. Obviously, human beings cannot see the oxygen they breathe in nor do they catch a glimpse of the carbon dioxide they expel. Still, the existence of air is accepted. When air blows, there is a direct and measurable cause and effect. People can witness the wind languidly lifting leaves. People can feel wind cooling the summer sweat from their bodies. People can judge the wind’s direction by watching the objects that move as it travels. Recently, residents in western Massachusetts experienced an air mass that turned into a tornado that took lives and destroyed property. Germs cannot be seen with the naked eye either. Like the wind, these invisibles can wreak havoc. Lately, E. coli outbreaks have spread across Germany and spilled beyond its borders to include illnesses in 11 other countries, according to the World Health Organization. As of Tuesday night, the European press reported 22 deaths (21 in northern Germany and 1 in Sweden) and 2,325 confirmed cases. Four of those cases ended up in the United States, and those individuals had travelled to Germany in May. What’s particularly scary about this strain of E. coli is its resistance to traditional medical treatment, and the way it taxes the kidneys. Doctors have been hard pressed to deal with life-threatening complications, such as kidney failure. Reports said the nervous system centers that control speech and movement are also jeopardized. Of the confirmed cases, 660 people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome – which happens when the E. coli bacteria enters the bloodstream, then attacks the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. The source of the E. coli hasn’t been identified yet. Bean sprouts and Spanish cucumbers, originally thought to be the culprits, have been ruled out. From descriptions in news articles, German officials have been nothing less than thorough in gathering data from restaurants and outdoor markets and organic farms to trace the deadly bacteria to its source. At this time, the people investigating where the outbreak began admit too much time may have passed to accurately pinpoint the origin. Wednesday morning articles show that more deaths are predicted among the population that has tested positive. In a warning that flies in the face of parental advice: People are being told NOT to eat salad and raw vegetables. Health agencies still recommend hand-washing as a good habit in the battle against getting sick from E. coli. Now, washing or cooking vegetables is added to that recommended regiment. Another advocated activity could be: Prayer, world-wide prayer. Prayer could be sent out to the victims’ families, to the thousands of people suffering painful symptoms, to the overwhelmed hospital staff, and the scientists scrambling for a cure to a resistant strain of a familiar bacteria. To the scientists whose job duties include peering into microscopes, germs and bacteria are not invisible. Photos of the E. coli strain are available on the Internet; and therefore, it becomes uninvisible to the everyday person. In two separate news articles, collaboration is cited as key to getting the deadly outbreak under control. The European Union’s Health Chief John Dalli said, “I emphasize strongly how important it is to cooperate closely and share specialist knowledge to bring the E. coli outbreak to an end quickly.” According to the president of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the world is ripe for new bacteria and infections. “The pan-European nature of this E. coli outbreak reinforces the need for concerted cooperation across borders to tackle not only this outbreak, but also future ones.” In a world where 200 years ago news took weeks or months to travel by boat between Europe and American colonies, the news is


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Dispatch services

To The Editor: I do not usually write letters to the editor, but I feel that the issues related to our dispatching services are very important to me and our town. I am not speaking for the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, though I am a member. I am also a citizen. For years, the town has received its dispatching services from within the police department. We have become used to knowing who the dispatchers were and felt they knew how to get emergency services to our homes. To me, this was very important as I began to see what the long-term cost of having these services was. In exploring other options, it became clear the county dispatching was capable of doing this same service, but at a greatly reduced price over our current costs. I believe there is a difference in cost and when we will receive the same or improved services from the county, why shouldn’t we as taxpayers save about $125,000 per year? In reviewing the information provided by several parties, including the Bridgton dispatchers, the county’s information through the manager’s office, and Mr. Holmes at the County, as well as talking with other concerned citizens, Bridgton will get the same services, and in some cases like record keeping, see improvements. We will also avoid paying for equipment upgrade costs since our current system is very old. For me and my family, the issue of getting reliable service is important. County dispatch can do this, and Bridgton taxpayers can save each year. I support going to the county dispatch system and ask that you also support this when you vote next Tuesday. Arthur D. Triglione Sr. Bridgton

School budget

To The Editor: It always amazes me that the SAD 61 budget is as large as it is. Wow, $26.8 million. When I lived in the Lake Region, I reviewed the budget yearly. It’s been seven years since I

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mittees and focus on making SAD 61 a district that supports the growth of the region. I would love to see the day when parents move to the Lake Region to have their children schooled in the SAD 61 school district. Or the day when teachers fight to get jobs in SAD 61 because they are supported in their drive to bring excellence to the students. Parents of SAD 61 — be aware that it is only with your involvement with your children’s schooling that district success can happen. District success will bring community pride and prosperity. Twenty-six point eight million dollars is an investment in the community. I would ask the people of the Lake Region, are you getting a full return on your investment? You should demand excellence in education. Yet realize that you need to demand excellence from your children; getting involved will make miracles happen. The community needs to transition to a new paradigm, a change in thinking. The community needs to dream, plan and execute a strategic plan that will morph

SAD 61 from a marginal district into an energized thriving district that will transform the community for years to come. Allan Rosen-Ducat Summer resident Brandy Pond Naples


To The Editor: A key issue placed on this year’s ballot asks the voters on June 14 to authorize a contract with the Cumberland County Regional Communication Center for dispatching services. The review of this proposal indicates a savings to our taxpayers in the first three years of this service in an amount of $259,000 with expected annual savings after year 3 to be about $125,000. The Bridgton Board of Selectmen fully endorsed this approach considering the economic times we all face and it will allow the Town to avoid costly capital equipment upgrades and replacements in future years above the projected annual savings. What is also important for


The Harrison Planning Board will be conducting a site walk at Summit Hill Road, Harrison, Maine, Map 48, Lots 5 & 6. This site walk is in regard to a Pre-Subdivision application submitted by William Day Jr. and Sons Land Holdings LLC, and represented by George Sawyer of Sawyer Engineering, Bridgton, Maine.

voters to realize would be the immediate savings in the cost of dispatching if the change to the County is authorized. The proposed budget warrant articles presented to the attendees of the annual town meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. includes an additional $128,000 for capital equipment if we were to retain our local dispatching services. If the Town goes to the County Dispatching services, the town meeting can reduce the proposed budget by $128,000 and thereby reduce the tax rate by about 3% or about $.12. In anticipation of this change, the proposed budget does provide for weekday “walk-in” customer services at the Police Department. This savings, without sacrificing services, is the reason the selectmen recommend going to the Cumberland County Regional Communication Center for the dispatching services starting after July of 2011. The second half of the Bridgton Annual Town Meeting is set for Wednesday, June 15, 2011 starting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on North High Street. With 52 warrant articles, the primary focus will be the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2011. This year the vot-

The Naples Board of Selectpersons will hold a public hearing at their next meeting on June 13th, 2011. On the agenda: 1. An Application for a Liquor License submitted by Naples Pizza & Dugout, LLC. 2. A Special Amusement Permit Application submitted by RAD Jet Ski, Inc. 2T22


TOWN OF LOVELL Special Town Meeting

A Special Town Meeting will be held at the Lovell Town Hall on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in regard to Lovell Zoning Ordinance Amendments. • Conditional Use Permit Applications • Signs and Lights • Clarify the number of votes to pass a motion • Beaches and Landings — permitted users and set restrictions on dogs and fires • Solid Waste Management — neighboring towns • Funds received from properties removed from Tree Growth or Open Space • Revised Ordinance available for review at the Lovell Town Office or on the Town’s website: Selectmen, Town of Lovell 1T23

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1. To approve Minutes of May 16, 2011. 2. Erika L. Frank, Esq. has filed an application for an Administrative Appeal of the Planning Board’s approval of a cellular telephone tower to AT&T on a portion of property known as Map 6, Lot 347, 190 Tamarack Trail, located in a Residential District. This matter was continued from the May 16, 2011 agenda. 3. Jonathan R. Berry, Esq. has filed an application on behalf of Dolores Curran nee Briggs for a General Variance to permit division of Map 3A, Lot 25 into three (3) parcels as originally conveyed to Mrs. Curran in 1975. The parcels were merged by the Town of Casco during a revision to the Zoning Ordinance. The property is located in a Residential District. 4. Other… 2T23

To The Editor: As a parent of a child with autism, I’d like to send a big “Thank you” to Catherine Larsen of Casco, who upon her retirement is choosing to educate herself and advocate for those on the autism spectrum. What an extraordinary person you must be! I’d also like to express my deep appreciation to Donna Ross, her stepsons and husband for going above and beyond to make the world a better place for a teammate with autism. I wish there had been more folks like that when my now teenage son was a little guy! Eight years ago, in my own attempt to advocate for my child, I wrote a letter, made seven

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ers are being asked to increase the state tax cap or LD-1 as it relates to the budget. The budget as presented represents the efforts on the part of the Budget Advisory Committee and the board of selectmen to hold down expenses while maintaining the necessary services that are provided by the Town. However, with reductions in various state and local revenues and expenses that have increased such as energy, insurances, and basic supplies, the overall budget exceeds the LD-1 limit. The provisions of the state law allows for the voters of a community to increase the limit. Article #21 requests the voters’ approval to increase this limit from $3,405,443 to a new limit of $4,259,991. This new limit will also account for the use of “surplus” over the years and will be the basis for working with the FY 2013 budget in the future. According to Arthur Triglione, chairman of the Bridgton Board of Selectmen, “the expectations by our community for this local government to hold down expenses while providing necessary services was very important throughout this budget development process. We kept this in mind as the whole Board and the Budget Advisory Committee created the budget for the next fiscal year.” Mitchell A. Berkowitz Town Manager For the Bridgton Board of Selectmen



was a full-time resident, and I can tell you that the budget was running flat seven years ago, I can only imagine that it is still tightly managed. So what will happen to the SAD 61 budget in the coming years? Well, one thing is for sure, the budget isn’t going down. I project that in five years, the budget will reach some where close to $29 million. Only a radical change in school-age demographics would cause a reduction in budget. I just don’t see that happening. I am not sure what the solution is for increased educational costs other then to grow the tax base. The high priced shoreland surrounding the lakes has been a bane, as well as, enhancement to the region for generations. The same land value that keeps SAD 61 from allocations of state funding fills the tax accounts of the region with serious property taxes, taxes that fund the schools and other needed services. Year after year, shoreland property owners pay enormous property taxes, yet do not draw on services. This lopsided property tax valuation is problematic in many ways. This tax valuation creates a disenfranchised group of taxpayers who have no way to get involved in the community fiscal process. In addition, the property tax numbers are skewed in error by the shoreland valuations. With the recession still in place, shoreland property values are eroding along with potential tax revenue. This issue will not change unless the system helps to change it. Jobs need to come to Lake Region. Only an excellent education system will bring them. High-quality jobs will increase the tax base and grow the scale of the economy. Property values off the lakes will increase and offset the reliance on the goodold shoreland property owners. SAD 61 can make this happen. Families will relocate to high-achieving school districts to enroll their children in excellent schools. This happens all the time in SAD 61, families move to the coast and surrounding counties to get better educations for their children. So, the Lake Region suffers as businesses, teachers and students migrate to better schools. The SAD 61 School Board needs to change its focus. The time has come for the board to become a strategic thinking board. The board needs to defer non-strategic issues to the com-

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Turnpike bill unanimously endorsed

AUGUSTA — The Transportation Committee recently voted unanimous approval of a bill to overhaul the financial and administrative procedures of the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA). The 12-0 “Ought to Pass” recommendation sets the stage for action by the full Legislature. The bill, LD 1538, is sponsored by State Rep. Rich Cebra (R-Naples), House chairman of the Transportation panel. Fifty legislators of both parties have signed on as cosponsors displaying wide spread support of the effort. The legislation implements some of the recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee in response to a January 2011 report on the MTA by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) as well as items needing greater oversight that have been


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

AUTO REPAIR Naples Auto Repair Auto & motorcycle inspections Lawn mower repairs M-F 8-5, Sat. by appt. 693-6770

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

CARPENTRY Robert E. Guy General Carpentry – Additions Repairs – Remodeling Harrison 743-5120 239-4804 (cell) Jerry’s Carpentry & Painting Carpenter & General Contractor Log homes – decks – remodeling Fully insured – Free estimates – 207-527-2552 Northern Extremes Carpentry Custom Decks – Additions Remodeling – Free Estimates Log Hunting and Fishing Camps Insured Bridgton 647-5028 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES First Impressions Cleaning Inc. Residential & Commercial Seasonal 647-5096 Lake & Mountain View Property Maintenance Cleaning & caretaking Exceptional references 207-650-1101 McHatton’s Cleaning Service Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Fire, Smoke, Soot, Water Certified Technicians Bridgton 647-2822, 1-800-850-2822 Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration 1-800-244-7630   207-539-4452 TLC Home Maintenance Co. Professional Cleaning and Property Management Housekeeping and much more 583-4314

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

CONCRETE Concrete Works Slabs, floors, block work Custom forming & finishes Masonry repairs Bill@409-6221

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

Quality Custom Carpentry Specializing in remodeling & additions Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903

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

uncovered in the last couple of months of digging into Turnpike budgeting. “The MTA abuses over recent years are now widely known. Financial management was extremely lax, leading to abuses of the public trust such as stays in expensive hotels, meals costing thousands of dollars, and of course the nowinfamous gift cards,” said Rep. Cebra. “However, OPEGA also uncovered some troubling operational procedures. The MTA had costly equipment sitting idle while the Department of Transportation was spending money, that could be used for road repairs, to lease the same kind of equipment. The bill sets a framework for greater cooperation and more efficient use of resources between the two as well as between the MTA, counties and municipalities.” The MTA’s longtime EXCAVATION

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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:


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

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

Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

Maingas Your Propane Specialist 1-800-648-9189

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


Executive Director, Paul Violette, resigned in March as the agency’s financial scandals came to light. Former State Senator Peter Mills is the interim executive director and in his two months at the Turnpike has uncovered numerous irregularities that Rep. Cebra incorporated fixes for into LD 1538. LD 1538 brings the MTA under much tighter oversight by the Transportation Committee. Rep. Cebra said its budget will be scrutinized line by line, much the way the Committee has always handled the budget for the Highway Fund. “We need to make sure they are not transferring money between Turnpike accounts without authorization, which is how they paid for the gift cards without proper accounting.” he said. Moreover, the MTA will also be subjected to quarterly

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

Fryeburg Family Dental HAIRDRESSERS Preventative Dental Hygiene Services Victoria’s Hairitage 19 Portland Street / PO Box 523 207-256-7606 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

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 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

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

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 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

audits of its operating budget, conducted by outside auditors who will show up unannounced. “Putting the needed reforms into state statute assures that in the future there will be proper oversight of the MTA. We want to fix this once, and do it right, so the people of Maine get the integrity they deserve at the Turnpike Authority; this bill does that and makes the Turnpike a much stronger entity going forward,” he said. Rep. Cebra noted that the recent work session was the result of months of work and a “great non-partisan collaboration” between Transportation Committee members, Government Oversight Committee members, OPEGA officials, the Cumberland and York County legislative delegations and the MTA’s interim executive director, former State Sen. Peter Mills. REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

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

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

TOWING Stuart Automotive Free Junk Car Removal 838-9569

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

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

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


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.

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



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PAINTING JOBS WANTED — 35 years experience, free estimates, excellent references. If you want the job done right, call Henry, 6473018. 4t23x GOTCHA COVERED PAINTING — Interior, exterior, deck refinishing, power washing. Serving the Lakes Region for over 15 years. Free estimates. Kevin, 693-3684. 14t13x


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


$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

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 FIREWOOD — Green, $180 cut, split & delivered. Dry, $230 cut, split & delivered. Call Wendell Scribner at 583-4202. 10t23x

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL — Logger and heat with carbon neutral wood or wood pellets. Purchase a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace on sale, EPA qualified to 97% efficient. 603-447-2282. 13t14x FIREWOOD — Please call Ron between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 6475173. 15t16x

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MAINTENANCE — Part-time allaround experienced maintenance man. Must be flexible. Send resume to: Dearborn Bortec Inc., PO Box 310, Fryeburg ME 04037. 1t23

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

Merced’s on Brandy Pond is looking for experienced cooks, waitstaff, dishwashers, and busser/ runners. E-mail resumes to or apply in person at 770 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. 1T23CDX


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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- CASCO — Completely furnished 4465. tf46 rooms, heat, lights & cable TV BRIDGTON — Second floor, 2- included. $120 weekly. No pets. Call bedroom unit, full bath, eat-in kitchen. cell, 207-650-3529, home 207-627tf17 Trash, heat and H20 included. Newly 1006. painted, all new appliances. Near SOUTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom, downtown. $675 month. Call 603- heat, hot water & electric included, 494-0325. tf21 sun deck. $635 unfurnished, $700 NAPLES — Long Lake condo with furnished. Security deposit required. tf13 boat slip, 2 bedrooms, 1½-baths with 247-4707 or 232-9022. washer/dryer, beach and tennis courts. NAPLES — Clean 3-bedroom Walking distance to town on Route duplex, Route 35. No smoking, 35. $875 plus utilities. No pets, no no pets. Screened porch. Laundry smoking. Furnished or unfurnished. hookups. $1,100 per month includes Available for 1 year starting 8/1. Call heat. Security deposit required. Call 617-448-0693. 4t23 207-899-5052. tf23 BRIDGTON — Furnished 1- BRIDGTON INTOWN — Third bedroom apartment. Heat & utilities floor efficiency. Neat, clean, bright included. $200 per week plus security & sunny. No smoking or pets. $525, deposit. Call 647-3565. tf38 includes heat, hot water, snow & trash COMMERCIAL SPACE — South removal. First, last & security. 647tf19 High Street location available. 9090. New, attractive 1,600 square foot NEW BRICK HOME — for commercial building. Energy efficient, rent. Long-term rental. Energygas heat & A/C. Great signage and efficient, 2 bedrooms, bright and parking. $1,490 per month. Call 207- sunny. Hannaford, hospital & 890-9192. tf21 village amenities nearby. Plowing RAYMOND — Commercial space for & grounds maintenance included. rent. Owner willing to accommodate No pets/smokers. $850 month, call or divide for tenant for reasonable Brickwoods at 452-2441 FMI. tf22 rent. SOUTH PARIS: Great office FOR RENT — Two lovely properties space location, great for public on Moose Pond in Denmark, Maine. access. All rents need application and June through October. Fully furnished security deposit and first month rent and applianced. Rent both together when approved. Call Ralph at Lake or separately. A-frame on the water’s Country Property Rentals (207) 647- edge: 2-bedrooms, 2-baths, on two 8093. Have clients for renting. Need levels, sunny and charming, with deck owners for homes or apartments. 3-, overlooking the water. Dock, picnic 2- and 1-bedroom units needed. tf19 area, grill. Unique, quaint interior. HARRISON — $395. 1-bedroom Beach. $1,000 per week. Carriage apartment. Neat, clean, 1 person only. House with water views: 2-bedrooms, No pets, non-smoker. Includes heat & 1-bathroom, laundry. Modern, electric. 207-415-9166. tf21 beautiful, sunny, wood interior. New kitchen, skylights, porch. Picnic area, NAPLES — Clean 1-bedroom off grill, beach access. $800 per week. Route 35. No smoking, no pets. E-mail: No Laundry on-site. Security deposit smoking or pets. Pictures available required. $600 per month includes upon request. 7t19 heat & electric. Call 207-899-5052. NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom tf23 apartment, short walk to public beach, NORTH BRIDGTON — 1-bedroom no smoking, no pets, $425 per month apartment. Nice location includes plus first, last & security. 647-4436. heat. 617-272-6815. 4t23 tf20

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EAST FRYEBURG — Year round new home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, some furniture, garage, office, great for family, and Fryeburg schools. 508-776-9330. 10t21x

BRIDGTON — 1850s renovated farmhouse. Four bedrooms, open kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, 2 woodburning stoves, 2 decks, attached barn. $595 week. Call 978-387-6640. tf20


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

NATURALLY NICE — Landscaping. Cleanups, mowing, rototilling, shrubs trimmed. Free estimates. Call Tony, 647-2458. 4t23x

MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER — Repair, most brands. Pickup/delivery REAL ESTATE FOR SALE local area available. Also light auto and rust repair. Years of experience. BRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm $25 per hour. Call 321-8030. tf21 Road, 3 acres, black top road with electricity, site cleared with driveway. B & L ROOFING — 20 years expeView of Mt. Washington and other rience, fully insured. New roofs and mountains. $33,000. 583-6695. tf23 repairs. Call 207-650-6479. tf20

NORWAY — Moose Hill Road, YARD SALES approx. 3 acres for sale by owner. YARD/HOUSE MOVING SALE Assessed by town at $25,000, sell for $8,500 cash sale. 207-650-5669. tf21 — June 10-12, Friday-Sunday. Dishes, microwave, beds, gun cabinet, fuBRIDGTON — Beaver Creek Farm ton couch, conversion van, Ford truck, Road, 3.27 acres, well, black top road, car dolley, hot dog cart, boat, kayak, mountain views, electricity. $27,000. etc. 81 Maple Ridge Rd., Harrison. 583-6695. tf23 1t23x BRIDGTON — Hio Ridge Road, approx. 27 acres for sale by owner. Good developable land, mostly cleared. $59,000. 207-650-5669. tf21


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


COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET — Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Sundays 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, tools and general merchandise. Inside & outside spaces available. For information call 603-447-2679. 4t23x GARAGE SALE — Antiques, glassware, linens, prints, furniture and lots more. Sat. 9-6, Rte. 37, 563 No. Bridgton Rd. 1t23x

YARD SALE — Saturday, June 11th, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Dishes, books, movies, plant pots, clothing, lots of household stuff. Quaker Ridge Road, Casco, 2.5 miles from Route 302 or Route 11. 1t23

YARD SALE — Saturday, June 11th HEAP HAULERS — Towing from 8 a.m. ‘til . . . Something for evservice. Cash paid for junk cars. Call eryone, too much to list. 1 Pleasant St., 655-5963. tf12 Bridgton. No early birds please. 1t23 COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION BIG GARAGE SALE — 40 Stearns — & Handyman Services - Painting, Hill Road, So. Paris, Rte. 26N, June landscaping, remodeling, decks, kitch- 9-10-11, 9-5. Items: furniture, houseens & baths, new homes. 40 years ex- hold, baby & girls clothes, holiday perience. Call Mike, 693-5284. items, jazz albums, VCR movies, doll 13t14x houses & furniture, craft items, tons of mini, and a lot more. 1t23x J.C. HURD BUILDERS — Custom LOST homes & additions. caretaking, snowplowing, removal and sanding, LOST DOG — Her name is MJ. Last commercial & residential. 207-809- seen in South Bridgton, Rte. 107, near 6127. tf35 Bald Pate Mountain Nature Trail. MJ BOAT MD — All boat makes and is a wire-haired wolfhound-lab mix. models motor repair. Boat detailing. She ran off during a thunderstorm Accessory repair/replacement. Trailer June 1st and may have gone several service. Wholesale ATV & motorcycle miles. She is 7 years old, mediumparts. 207-647-117 chaplin2849@ sized, 50 pounds. MJ is black; she has 12t23 a beard. Call anytime. 776-3756. 1t23x

REWARD! Boat Cover lost on Rte. 107 or Rte. 117 Tuesday night, May 31st Call Harry: 207-693-3867 cell: 253-9157


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Opinions (Continued from Page D) copies and hand delivered them to the town office. One was for the previous town manager (Mr. Belanger), one for each of the then five selectmen and one for the previous recreation director (Mr. Gutekunst). It was my hope, I expressed in my letter, that the Town of Bridgton could try of offer a more inclusive, creative Rec Department that would be, in part, as conducive to special needs persons as it was to typical peers, as it was my opinion based on personal experience that the department was rather lacking and lopsided where all children were concerned. The only response I received was a phone call from Mr. Gutekunst. He expressed to me, very politely, that he had tried to work with this particular child with such and such a disability, and another one with some other disability and, well, he was just at a loss with these sort of kids. Seriously! However, all was not lost, for he told me the Naples Rec Department just might be able to fill the gap as “they” did a lot more arts and crafts type projects. Therefore, my son might find some opportunity there. My response was something on the line of “so gluing Popsicle sticks is the answer here…?” Again, seriously! Anyhow, Mr. Gutekunst told me he would work on my concern, but in the meantime if he could please have my mailing address he’d send me a copy of the Naples Rec schedule. Though much deflated and dismayed at what I felt to be a polite hand washing of a rather sensitive issue, I provided my address and proceeded to wait for the arts and crafts schedule that took place in Naples. That was March 19, 2003 and I have yet to receive that schedule, but thanks anyway, Mr. Gutekunst.  Sadly, we eventually gave up on community recreation. Despite faithfully paying our annual taxes, my husband and I sought alternative recreational opportunities for our son, there-

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To the Editor: On June 14, Bridgton residents will be asked if they want to allow the town to contract with the Cumberland County Regional Communication Center (CCRCC) for the town’s emergency dispatching services. This is a very important decision for the voters to make, and not much has been discussed about the pros and the cons of this vote. Although two public hearings have been held since the issue has been put on the ballot, no one has asked any questions or made any comments at the hearings. I should first disclose that my daughter is currently a full-time dispatcher with the CCRCC, and she has also served as a parttime dispatcher here in Bridgton for a long time. I should also state that I have known the dispatchers here for many years, and have worked with them as a bail commissioner at all hours of the day and night. I respect their work and I appreciate their dedication and professionalism. Despite all these reasons why I should be against eliminating our hometown dispatching services, I am nonetheless in total agreement with my fellow selectmen that the town should make this change, for the following reasons: • The town paid a fair amount of money to have a professional evaluation of the police and dispatch services done by an outside consulting agency (PSSG). One of the definitive suggestions they had was that the town close its dispatch cen-

SUPPORT THE RUSTY FUND — Tickets are on sale now for Bridgton Veterinary Hospital’s annual Rusty Fund raffle. This year’s prize is a beautiful cat tree built and donated by Village Kitchen and Bath in Bridgton. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be drawn at the Third Annual Pet Community Event held at Bridgton Veterinary Hospital on Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit The Rusty Fund, the clinic’s in-house charity for helping established clients with unexpected acute care for their pets. ter and contract with the county. Their evaluation showed that the level of emergency services would be as good if not better than the current situation, and the cost savings significant. • The PSSG report also noted several times that the recordkeeping and administrative needs of the department were not being met by the current dispatch center. When asked at a public meeting to discuss the possibility of joining the CCRCC, the dispatch spokesman stated that the Bridgton center couldn’t handle the record-keeping needs set out by the report with the staff and equipment they currently have. • The Bridgton dispatchers have put together a list of equipment and tools they will need to continue operating now and in the future. Some items need to be purchased as soon as possible, and are included in this year’s budget, while others will need to be added within a few years. Sadly, despite those who have said that grant money is out there to help, the truth is just the opposite. The state and federal governments are encouraging regionalization of services. Maine has even indicated that they want to have fewer regional dispatching centers than the recently-reduced number. LETTERS, Page D


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does not understand them, such as autism is, as well as other disabilities, then perhaps such leagues should be barred from the use of tax-funded, community properties altogether. If the Cal Ripken League must stand behind any sort of rigid and narrow rules and or regulations then perhaps the league ought to purchase their own piece of property, put a big chain link fence around it and hang a sign reading, “Allowed to participate only at league discretion!” thus covering their own behind while sparing innocent communities the embarrassment of being dragged down to their seemingly insensitive level. Catherine Lyons Bridgton

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Human Rights Commission has agreed with them. Now the Orono Middle School has been forced to allow a boy to use the girls’ bathroom and the girls’ locker room. A Denny’s Restaurant was forced to allow a man dressed as a woman to use the ladies’ room there.” “If you were in the Maine Legislature, how would you vote?” I asked. “How many of you would vote ‘yes,’ which would allow schools and restaurants to prevent males from using female bathrooms or locker rooms?” Five or six hands went up. “Who would vote ‘no’?” Two hands. “Who isn’t sure?” Another five or six hands went up. “Okay,” I said. “We’ll see what the legislature does.” Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a middle school U.S. History teacher. He can be reached at

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fore bypassing the frustrations and heartache of dealing with an uninformed and sometime uncaring public. Yet, the true problem that Bridgton currently faces in the event of an autistic child actually being removed from a local Cal Ripken League is how does a community go about not just including, but defending and providing equally for all of its citizen where tax-funded facilities and properties are concerned? Am I to understand a league, such as Cal Ripken, has a right to assume a municipality is to adopt, support and uphold their “rules and regulations” that may very well be of questionable practice? This league’s “rules” or what have you, appear to be narrow, non-inclusive, unaccommodating and perhaps discriminative. What if a child in a wheelchair wanted to participate? Are they going to be told to leave the chair at the bench in order to take a turn at home plate? After all, the needs of one type of disability do not supersede another. This league is equal opportunity or it’s not, so it must be determined as to which it is. Clearly, it’s time town government and leaders put such “leagues” under the microscope to determine if it is even appropriate to allow them the use of our town-owned, tax-funded properties. It is also time for our town leaders to scrutinize recreation spending to insure fair alternatives are being put in place to make sure safe, fun, healthy participation is being offered to all. After all, disabilities aside, we are all stakeholders here and no one should want or allow their community to be viewed as discriminative, unaccommodating or biased. But more importantly, our town should not be thrust into possible legal disputes were disability rights are concerned because of over zealous sports leagues, or otherwise. In the event the Cal Ripken League or any other entity for that matter, chooses not to accommodate, include or support persons who were born into a world in which they do not understand and a world that

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Mary D. Stone

Earl H. Wood

Dennis L. Frye

Stuart, Florida — Mary Dorsey Iglehart Stone passed away on March 14, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Akron, Ohio on September 15, 1917, brought up in Long Branch, New Jersey, and lived in Beechhurst, Long Island, New York and Bridgton, Maine. She lived in Stuart, Florida, for the past 36 years. Mary volunteered all her life in church groups, scouting, Red Cross, Civil Defense, and was a volunteer at the Cracker Barrel at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stuart for 36 years. She was a 50-year member of PEO, a philanthropic organization. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank T. Stone, in Bridgton. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy E. Stone of Stuart, Fla.; a son, Thomas H. Stone of Bridgton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Hazen Cemetery on Rt. 93 in Bridgton at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 12.

SCARBOROUGH — Earl “Woody” H. Wood, 88, of Portland, died peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough on June 3, 2011. Earl was born on June 13, 1923, in Cranston, R.I., the son of Henry Wood and Alice Fuller. As a child age 12, Earl was put in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Connecticut. In 1941, Earl joined the Navy where he served on the USS Tarazed and the USS Abbot, earning six medals: The Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area, six stars, American Area Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, two stars and the European, African, Middle East Area Medal. Earl was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Irene, started a family and then began a long career at S.D. Warren as a pipe fitter. Earl retired in 1986. Earl and Irene enjoy camping at Sebago Basin and Kokatosi for over 30 years. After Earl lost his wife Irene, he and companion, Ruth Linsley spent winters in Florida and summers in Maine. Earl belonged to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Stephen W. Manchester Post #62, Civilian Conservation Corps. Earl was predeceased by wife, Irene L. Wood; his son, Richard Wood and companion Ruth Linsley; and 10 brothers and sisters. Earl is survived by sons, Henry Wood of Raymond, George Wood of Texarkana, Texas and Michael Wood of Casco; and his sister, Estelle Popeck of Springfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. Please visit for additional information and to sign Earl’s guestbook. Donations in Earl’s memory may be made to: MEDCU, 380 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

RAYMOND — Dennis L. Frye died peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2011, while at the Springbrook Center after a very courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born on Aug. 3, 1948, in Gray, the son of Lyman M. and Mildred (Berry) Frye. At a young age, he developed a love of the outdoors, spending most of his free time fishing, hunting or just enjoying life at his family camp in Byron. He also developed at an early age a love of anything having an engine, which in turn led him to work at various jobs throughout his life all centered around automotive or heavy equipment repair. He met his wife of nearly 27 years, the former Kathleen Bridge, at one of these jobs. He was predeceased by his father, Lyman; and brother, Phillip. Dennis is survived by his wife and best friend, Kathleen of North Raymond; his beloved mother, Mildred Frye, also of North Raymond; his sons, Adam Frye of Naples and James Frye of Buxton; his stepson, Victor Mancini of Cabot, Ark.; his six grandchildren; his two brothers, Owen Nichols and James Frye, both of North Raymond. Dennis was loved by all who met him and will be sorely missed by all, including many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Visitation was on Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray, where a funeral was held on Saturday. Committal was in Raymond Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Mayberry officiated. Should anyone desire, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to: The Senior Transportation Program, P.O. Box 816, Bridgton, ME 04009.

Michael B. Lufkin Sr. CASCO — Michael Barry Lufkin, Sr., 58, died on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011 at Stephen’s Memorial Hospital in Norway surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Sept. 10, 1952, the son of Burleigh Mason Lufkin Sr. and Norma Lee Sparkman. Michael grew up in Westbrook on a riding stable and farm. He was an excellent horseback rider as well as a master gardener. He attended Westbrook High School. Michael’s Triumph motorcycle was his most valued possession. He was an accomplished carpenter, machinist and jack-of-all-trades. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, water skiing, playing the piano and harmonica, listening and playing music and partying. Michael was an avid pet lover and had many pets throughout his lifetime. His English Setters were his favorites. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. Michael, who had a dynamic personality, with a positive attitude and beaming smile, will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, the retired TSGT USAF Burleigh M. Lufkin, Jr. Surviving are his sister Pauline N. Lufkin of Casco; two daughters, Katrina Doyle of Killeen, Texas and Tiffany Lufkin of Burlington, N.C.; his son, Michael Lufkin, Jr. of Burlington, N.C.; his stepson Robin Woodard of Norway; his beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and cherished friends. At Michael’s request, there will be no funeral services. A celebration of life will be held 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Red Neck Lounge on Route 11 in Naples. In memory of Michael, donations may be made to the Animal Refuge, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

Joan Holt Hotchkiss October 8, 1920 – June 4, 2011

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Joan Holt Hotchkiss, 90, died peacefully June 4, 2011, at Sherrill House in Boston, Massachusetts. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, October 8, 1920, the daughter of Marjorie Scribner and Dr. William Holt of Portland and North Bridgton. She attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1938 and Smith College in 1942. For several years she was secretary to the editor of Little, Brown in Boston. In 1947 she married Edward R. Browne, M.D. and lived in Brookline and Hingham, Massachusetts, until 1952. She married Earl C. Hotchkiss of Bridgton in 1953 and moved to the Upper Ridge there with her two children. Her husband died in 2003, two months short of their 50th anniversary. For five years she taught English at Bridgton High School and for three years at Bridgton Academy. She worked as bookkeeper for her husband’s surveying business for the next thirty years, until their retirement in 1993. Mrs. Hotchkiss was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bridgton, a member of the North Bridgton Historical Society, and the Smith Club of Western Maine. She is survived by a son, Bill Browne and his wife Cheryl of Ashland, Massachusetts; a daughter, Constance Anne Browne and her spouse Silvia Glick of Cambridge, Massachusetts; a brother, Will Holt and his wife Dion Alden Holt of New York City and North Bridgton; and a nephew, Courtney W. Holt and his wife Carrie of Los Angeles, California. A graveside service will be held in the early fall, Mrs. Hotchkiss’ favorite season, at the North Bridgton Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Sherrill House, 135 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, toward their Serenity Garden or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are being made by Raymond-Wentworth/Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

Henrik Schaeflern RAYMOND — Henrik Schaeflern, 83, of Raymond, died on May 31, 2011, following a motor vehicle accident. He was born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Budapest, Hungary. He and his family spent many summers at Lake Balaton, southwest of Budapest. He witnessed the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and was able to escape Communist rule by crossing the border into Austria, where he lived until he was able to travel to Germany. He was helpful to the refugee effort that dispersed throughout the world following the uprising in Hungary with his expertise in linguistics. He boarded a ship for the United States. In the United States, he continued his education in engineering and mechanics and completed his degree at the Newark Institute of Technology. He met his future wife, Marie-Jeanne of Nancy, France, while studying for his citizenship. They were married on Aug. 2, 1958. He often said that he was not a hyphenated American, not a Hungarian-American: he was a proud American. He worked for many years as a design engineer at Singer Corporation in Elizabeth, N.J., with many patents for both sewing machine and knitting machine mechanisms. He was a proud father of his two daughters, Patricia and Kathleen, and his two grandsons. His grandsons spent many hours playing chess with their grandfather and listening to stories of his past. He loved do-it-yourself projects, fishing, cooking, and painting. He was a handyman to many family, friends and neighbors over the years. He will be sadly missed for his warm personality, helpful advice and giving nature. We love you Papa. Please watch over us. A memorial service was held on Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church, a service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn. Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Henrik’s life by visiting his guest book at In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to a college fund for his grandsons be made in its place.

Patricia J. Leighton SACO — Patricia “Pat” J. Leighton, 83, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, died in Saco on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Patricia was born in Augusta, the daughter of Paul and Marie (Cram) Higgins, where she was educated at the Mount Mercy Convent in Waterville, later graduating from Cony High School, Class of 1946. She married Philip W. Leighton on June 27, 1953. Patricia was the definition of a great and loving homemaker. She followed the love of her life through his career and kept a loving hand on their children, making their moves throughout the years a great and memorable adventure. They retired to Cape Elizabeth in 1987 and lived happily ever after enjoying life and her family. While in the Cape, she continued her interest with golf at the Purpoodock Golf Club with her husband. She is survived by her three sons, Peter Leighton of Naples, Timothy Leighton of Hallowell and Kerry Leighton of Augusta; her daughter, Polly Darasz of Gorham; and eight grandchildren. A memorial Mass was held at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Cape Elizabeth. Interment to followed at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth. Arrangements made by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Rae Mclean Lee NAPLES — Rae Mclean Lee, 81, passed away at The Cedars on June 7, 2011 after a long illness. Rae and her husband, Ed, enjoyed their year-round home on Brandy Pond. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at their home. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

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Phyllis L. Prince SOUTH HIRAM — Phyllis Louise Foster Prince, 94, formerly of Edgewater Road, Falmouth, and The Atrium, Ocean Avenue, Portland passed away peacefully on June 3, 2011, at the Maine Medical Center. She was born in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of Bernard J. Restuccia and Alice M. Leighton Cooke. She attended Malden, Mass. schools and the Massachusetts School of Art. Mrs. Prince worked for Saunders Brothers of Westbrook; Welfare Director for the City of Westbrook; and Project Director for R.T.P. (Regional Transportation Program) of Greater Portland. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and had served on their hospitality committee. Over the years she had been active in various charities, was a member of the Greater Portland Women of Rotary, serving as President in 1987, and an active member of the Women’s Club of Falmouth. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining her family, especially when Joey and Kristian would come for dinner. Enjoying traveling, she often accompanied her husband on sales trips and conventions. Each year she would plan a trip to some exotic place, which included South America, The Amazon, Fiji Islands, Machu Picchu, East Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands along with fishing in British Columbia, Chile, Alaska and Peru. For many years she enjoyed hunting in the Allagash with Elbert. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbur A. Foster, in 1974, and her second husband, Elbert M. Prince, on June 7, 2008; they were married in 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Foster Doherty, of Hiram and North Port, Fla., with whom she lived since her husband’s death; by her sons, Paul B. Foster, of Raymond and Pine Point, Phillip A. Foster, of Gray; stepdaughter, Brenda Prince Sandner of New Castle; stepson, Thomas Prince, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; and five cousins. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Rd., in Falmouth, (Rte. 88), on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 11 am. Interment will take place immediately, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers make donations to: The Sacopee Valley Rescue, Hiram, ME 04041, or Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main St., Porter, ME 04068. Those wishing to send a private condolence to the family should go to

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A memorial service will be held for Michael J. Mentus on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. The service will be at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton. Michael died peacefully March 25, 2011 after a long illness.

Elizabeth Hunt

Elizabeth “Betty” Hunt, 78, died October 8, 2010 at the Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 11, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Denmark Church in Denmark, Maine, with a reception immediately following at the Municipal Building next door. Anyone who would like to share their memories of Betty are encouraged to attend.

John T. Conner WATERFORD — John T. Conner, 64, of Waterford, formerly of Windham, passed away on Wednesday, June 1 at his home. He was born in Westbrook on May 28, 1947 the son of Charles M. and Lillian G. Manchester Conner. He faithfully served our country in the U. S. Army from 1966 to 1969. In his younger years he had been employed as a plumber. He is survived by his daughter, Robin E. Dekutoski; his grandchildren, Elise L. Dekutoski and Trey E. Dekutoski; and his brothers, Charles W. Conner, William A. Conner, Daniel M. Conner and James E. Conner. Visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Graveside services were held on Monday, June 6 at 3 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook. Donations in his memory can be made to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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GORHAM — Evelyn R. Baldwin, 96, died on May 28, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a period of declining health. She was born in Newport on Jan. 8, 1915, to Timothy and Hellena (Downes) Brooks Rowe. She was adopted by Bertrand Rowe at age 8 and joined his family of seven children. She graduated from Newport High School and moved to Bangor to work. There she met her husband Caryl P. Baldwin. He predeceased her after 66 years of marriage. They made their home in Gray for 40 years, and then built a new home in North Yarmouth where they lived for 20 years. For the past eight years, she has made her home with her daughter and husband in Gorham. Evelyn was a Girl Scout leader for several years. Later, she worked for the Gray Post Office as the first female RFD carrier, retiring from this job. She was a member of Golden Sheaf Eastern Star New Gloucester, and Fidelity Rebekah Lodge No 4, past state president of IOOF Rebekah Assembly of Maine. During the years, she traveled throughout the United States and Canada visiting various lodges. She will be remembered for her timeless giving spirit to these orders. Her pastimes were sewing, knitting and crocheting and sailing the Maine Coast with Caryl. She was predeceased by her brothers, Mark Brooks and Martin Brooks, and stepbrothers and stepsisters. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Hill of Gorham; two stepgrandchildren, David Hill of Denmark and Jennifer Martin of Sebago; and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Nurses Scholarship Fund IOOF, care of Paul Washburn, 22 Mussey Street, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 or Maine Leukemia Foundation, Wilson Pond Road, North Monmouth, ME 04265.


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Fred H. Tibbetts LEWISTON — Fred Homer Tibbetts, 88, formerly of Bethel, died Friday, Dec. 31 at Marshwood Nursing Home. He was born in Bethel, March 12, 1922, the son of Fred and Louisa Ellen Cummings Tibbetts. He attended Gould Academy and Utility Engineering School for Mack Motors in Chicago. He was a Purple Heart recipient while serving our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for many years. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists. He is survived by a sister, Marjorie Westleigh of Albany; a brother, Edward Tibbetts of North Carolina; cousins and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Sadie, whom he married on Jan. 12, 1947; one sister; and four brothers. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Bethel with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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CASCO — Rita Marie Bernard, 91, of Casco and formerly of Westbrook, died peacefully at Country Village Assisted Living in Casco, where she resided since March of 2006. She was born and raised in Westbrook and was the oldest of eight children born to Rudolphe and Elizabeth Lemieux on May 20, 1920. She lived in Westbrook until she and her husband retired to Watchic Lake in Standish. They wintered in Pinellas Park, Fla., and summered at Indian Point, Raymond. Mrs. Bernard worked at Dana Warp Mill and S.D. Warren during her working career. She was beloved for her cooking, especially her salmon pies and whoopee pies. She loved crafts, especially knitting, playing the organ and bingo. She shared 58 years of marriage with the late Albert J. Bernard. Family members include a daughter, Peggy Wolf; a son, Daniel Bernard; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Alice Jacobsen, Louise Spencer and Bernadette Wahle. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by sisters, Jeanette Poirier, Edna Newton and Dot Jurgensen; and a brother, Norman Lemieux. A graveside service will be held in the Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery in Florida in March of 2012. Dolby Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Corrine G. Josselyn FARMINGTON — Corrine Grace Josselyn, 81, of Farmington, died early afternoon, Monday, June 6, at the Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center. She was born June 4, 1930, in New Sharon, a daughter of Raymond and Doris (McIntire) Tibbetts. She attended and graduated from local schools. Corrine worked for many years at Forster Manufacturing in East Wilton, as a waitress at local restaurants, later owned and operated Josselyn’s Diner in New Vineyard, and lastly as a home health aide in the area. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards at Edgewood and especially following her family’s stock car racing endeavors. She is survived by her five sons, Wayne Warren, of North Waterford, Terry Warren, of Wilton, Glenn Josselyn, of Strong, Kevin Josselyn, of Peabody, Mass., and George Josselyn Jr., of Farmington; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six siblings, including, Vivian Searles and Pauline Hewey, who were of great help to Corrine over the years; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Josselyn Sr., in 1986; and 10 siblings. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, with the Reverend John Tolman officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with her family at

Albert W. Garland Sr. LIMINGTON — Albert W. Garland Sr., 78, of Limington, died unexpectedly on May 31, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was born in Limington on June 17, 1932, the son of William and Fannie Nason Garland. He attended Limington schools and graduated from Limington Academy in 1950. He married Cleo Linscott on Feb. 2, 1951. Albert was an auto mechanic for Central Maine Power for almost 20 years. He worked for Phillip Morris as a customer service representative for seven years. He then worked several more years for Hannaford until his retirement. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and gardening. He was handy with woodworking and was always doing or fixing something. He had a small engine repair shop with his son, Chuck, at his home called C and A Small Engine Repair. He also enjoyed cooking and was famous for his apple pies. Above all, Albert was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and spending time with his family meant the most to him. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Cleo Garland of Limington; his son, Albert W. “Chuck” Garland Jr. of Limington; his daughter, Carol Reagan of Windham; a brother, Lew Garland of Sebago; a sister, Elizabeth Charles of Saco; five granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Another great-grandchild is on the way with a due date of June 17, the same as Albert’s birthday! An hour of visitation was held on Tuesday, June 7, with a memorial service immediately following at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure©, P.O. Box 1626, Bangor, ME 04402.

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(Continued from Page D) Because of this, grant money to keep small dispatch centers open is virtually non-existent. These upgrades, to maintain current and future needs, will come from our tax dollars. • If, like so many other towns who have spent money on improving their dispatch centers, we decide to do so, it’s plain that the investments will be short-lived. Windham spent over a half-million dollars on dispatch improvements, only to realize the need to move to the CCRCC. That money could have been used for other town needs. All over Maine, cities and towns are finding the money they’ve put into recent dispatch improvements has been wasted when they finally accepted the need to regionalize. • Years ago, when I, myself, did dispatching for Cumberland County and the Westbrook Police Department, I could accept the explanation that the institutional knowledge of the staff was necessary for efficient response and deployment of officers. Now, with E-911, the extensive computer programs out there, and the vastly superior technology available to officers, the need is not the same. Is staff knowledge useful? Yes. Necessary? Rarely. • Our new police chief has said there will be ways to deal with the lack of a local dispatch service, since so many other departments have gone to regional services and have worked out many of the “bugs.” In addition, many services the center offers, such as burn permits, concealed weapons permits, and accident reports can be handled online, at the town office desk, or by scheduling a time at the police department offices. Less convenient, perhaps, but is convenience worth $125,000 per year from our taxes? • The eventual savings to the town of around $125,000 per year can be used for improved police and fire services and professional record-keeping and administrative staff. The cost of this administrative staff to cover the dispatch window part-time is also included in this year’s budget request, depending upon the voting outcome. I personally urge voters to consider the current state of emergency communications (versus the convenience of a town dispatch center), the tax dollars saved and the possible public safety or community needs they could be funding, and the inevitability of our losing the Bridgton Dispatch Center in the near future any-

PATRIOTIC SCOUTS — Bridgton Boy Scout Troop 149 Den Leader Mark Hatch (back row, left) and boys from both the Troop and Cub Scout Pack assisted Harrison VFW Post #9328 May 28 in placing flags on the many veterans’ graves in the Harrison Village Cemetery. After doing a fine job of that, they drove to the Post home on Waterford Road, where all were treated to a hot lunch served by Post Commander Brian Spaulding and Service Officer Richard Cross. Pictured above with Leader Hatch are, kneeling, from left: Cam Meserve, Josh Fadden, Charlie Batchelder, Jacob Mondor, Andy Whynott, Corbin Hatch, Brendan Simkins, Dillon Doucette, Joshua Ross and Brian Kimball; and standing, from left, Devin Hatch with Den Leader Hatch, Matthew Mayo, Mark Mayo, Brady Tolliver, Den Leader Dana Bachelder, Ben Mondor, Tim Moore, Cody Doucette, Den Leader Cathy Fadden, Riley Snow and Logan Tibbits. way. I urge you to join me in voting, perhaps reluctantly, to allow the town to contract with the CCRCC. Please vote “Yes” on Question 8. Robert “Woody” Woodward Bridgton

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To The Editor: During our lives, we are all faced with difficult situations. Our situation came in the form of childhood cancer when our now two-year-old son was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Yet, it is during these times that we are blessed by the support and kindness the people in this Valley have to offer. One such person is Dr. Bill Martin from the Primary Care office at Memorial Hospital. A man that started out as just a doctor to us has turned into a friend that will always hold a special place in our hearts. Dr. Martin took it upon himself to follow Bryson closely during his diagnosis and treatment. He has stayed in contact with us and is always available for any support we may need. Out of pure kindness and the desire to help, Dr. Martin took on the giant task of putting together a fundraiser for our family that was beyond amazing. The fundraiser started off with the tough mudder competition in Vermont. We want to thank everyone on the team that worked so hard to complete such a challenging course. We also want to thank all of

you that donated to the team financially. Next, Dr. Martin along with the help of his wife Kelley, several co-workers, numerous valley businesses, and generous individuals, put together a wonderful fundraiser at Tuckerman’s Tavern. We want to thank Tuckerman’s for making their place available as well as for the delicious buffet. To the Tuckerman’s staff, we thank you for working so hard that evening and pulling off a great night for everyone that attended. We also want to thank Justin Jaymes for providing the music for the evening. Thank you to the Residence Inn, Storyland, Flatbread Co., The Met, Louise Locke and family, North Country Jewelers, The Penguin, White Mountain Firearms, and the many other business and individuals that donated to this event. To those of you who donated items, money, and those who attended the event, we thank you so much. Your support of our son and our family is overwhelming and we want you to know how much we appreciate it. This community is full of such giving people and we are blessed to have been helped by so many of you. Thank you. Bill, we thank you for your support and friendship. We thank you for caring so much about our son. We thank you for all the time, finances, and effort that you put into this event. We thank your family, friends and co-workers for their support as well. Our life is that much bet-



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To the Editor: On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay team — “Angels of Hope” — we would like to extend an enormous thank you to everyone in the community who helped to make our annual yard sale a record breaker! We raised over $2,100 at the yard sale, which was held at the Coldwell Banker Lakes Region office on Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to many individuals that donated items and to everyone that attended the sale during one or both days. We would like to say a very special thank you to Stan Harmon and Buzzy Morton who were there Sunday afternoon to help us pack up. It is a lot of work, but well worth all the effort! We donated the items that didn’t sell to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg. We will be walking in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Windham, which will be held on June 25 at Windham High School. If you were unable LETTERS, Page D

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(Continued from Page D) to attend the yard sale, and would still like to make a donation or purchase a luminary, please e-mail me at cleldridge@ We are proud to be part of such a generous community. Connie Eldridge and Heather Hanson “Angels of Hope” Relay Team

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To The Editor: The family of Laurie A. Carter Bergen would like to thank The Bridgton News, Andy Madura, Patty Bell, Valerie Bennett, Liz Reddington, Angela Burnham, Willie Angelone, Ken Brown, BRAG (Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group) members and all those who attended the yard sale. It was a great success! Our next fundraiser (to benefit construction of the Laurie A. Carter Bergen memorial field at the BRAG complex) is a golf tourney on June 18 at 8 a.m. Cost is $60 per person. Players are needed! Call 627-7380 for

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To The Editor: As I did my walk today, I could not help to see much litter in the town I love. What was missing? One thing missing from the town is Linda Goldrup — a steadfast and reliable employee who took pride in her town and kept it neat and clean. We miss seeing her hard at work in Bridgton despite all weather conditions. She was always working hard for the Town of Bridgton, be it plowing sidewalks in the winter or taking care of the beaches in the summer. Her work ethic was impeccable; her smile infectious. The care and trust she put forth made our town a memorable one. She saw the needs of the town and filled them well. We are saddened by the thought that one with such strong work ethic has gone. Thank you Linda for giving back to our town, and thank you for making our town one of which we are proud. We know with your strengths, you will do very well wherever you go. The town has lost a good one, and

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To The Editor: Special thanks to our local yoga community that helped out at Nurture Through Nature this past weekend. With the generous help and kindness received, together we were able to stack six cords of wood, chop a mountain of kindling, paint, begin laying down new pine flooring, complete the yurt installation and even moved a building that will serve as the home for a new set up for solar power. Thanks to Allison, Dave, Neal, Drew, Luke, Joe, Ann, Derek, Gary, Bill, Jeremy, Kimberly and Fran and all the others who were unable to attend and were there in spirit. We are blown away and grateful. Jen Deraspe and Raja Nurture Through Nature Denmark

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(Continued from Page D) now streamed to televisions and computers hours or mere minutes after it is written. In another month, this E. coli crisis could be a snippet of history — along with those cases that happened in the United States and Japan years earlier. Prayer is an unseen collaboration that has the ability to move beyond borders and boundaries. There is a passage in the Bible that says one person’s request is heard; but when many people are unified, prayer picks up momentum. Across the air waves, people can send prayers of compassion for those who will sit with the dying, and those healthcare workers who comfort those infected people who will survive. Godspeed to the scientists who study that which cannot be seen with the human eye as they try to piece together the clues and move toward a medicine to battle this E. coli menace. In the same community-wide breath of prayer, send guiding light to all the scientists working toward the tiniest developments, for the creators of the technology and the medicine that will heal humankind in the future. — D.D.

Together, alone among the crowds Each spring, Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship, the State of Maine, chugs out of the picturesque mid-coast harbor of Castine on an eight-week cruise to ports of call in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean. It’s 500 feet long, displaces over 12,500 tons, and is pushed through the swells by 10,000 charging horses. On board are some 300 students, the academy’s Regiment of Midshipmen, split evenly between engineers (who keep the big ship’s propulsion and power systems operating) and deckies (whose job it is to navigate and handle overall ship operations). Although there is a small paid staff (captain, cook, etc.), it’s freshmen and juniors who make up the crew, with the juniors (who were on board two years earlier) charged with teaching the underclassmen everything necessary to run the ship properly and get it to its destinations safely. Barring a true emergency (where the captain would step in), the kids do everything: it’s a giant, floating, hands-on classroom, powered by diesel, coffee strong enough to float a hammer, and Dramamine. On a brisk spring day in 2004, my son Jeremiah (the engineer) was among the happy hundreds preparing to weigh anchor and chug off into the rolling, white-capped blue. Off to learn his trade. To see the world. To set his dreams asailing and see where the tides would take him. We were there to see him off, and to hope and pray that the tides would bring him safely home. Castine is a tiny town seemingly plucked out of the 1800s, with big, white, federalist homes and stately trees; a place of seagull screams and the deep moans of buoys; a place where the air smells of salt and all roads lead steeply down to the

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sea. O n t h a t bright morning, my wife, daughter, and I, walked down Main Street past the Castine Variety Store (“Best Lobster Roll in Maine”) onto the teeming dock and into a throng of families and well-wishers so thick that a ravenous seagull wouldn’t be able to reach the ground to snatch a stray French fry. In front of us, gleaming in the sunlight and so big you had to look almost straight up to see the fo’c’stle, was the State of Maine, and along its top deck, from bow to stern, stood a single row of young men and women in their dress whites — beacons reflecting threehundred futures. They gleamed so bright it was hard to look at them. Oh, how we strained to find Jeremiah in that endless line! Finally, Karen saw him. “There’s our son,” she said

excitedly, pointing. I followed her finger, but I couldn’t tell — they all looked so painfully alike. And then a young man tipped his head just so, and I caught his eye. And I knew. “There’s my son!” I shouted. And I jumped and waved and yelled and he waved back. Just then the horns blew and the tugs roared and the big ship began to move. I elbowed my way harshly through the crammed shoulders and legs, without so much as a pardon me, until I stood at the very edge of the dock — as close to my son as I could get without falling in. And as the big tugs pushed and the ship slowly spun and the fantail swept by in a mountain of foam, I looked up and saw Jeremiah. We locked eyes and yelled, but couldn’t hear. So father and son raised their hands toward each other, connected beyond words, while on the crowded decks and all along the mobbed waterfront, there was not another living soul. Peter Lewis resides in Bridgton.

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