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Officer gives man Narcan, likely saves his life FRYEBURG — Giving Narcan for the first time, a Fryeburg Police officer likely saved the life of a New Hampshire man early Sunday morning. At 3 a.m., Fryeburg Police Officer Kevin Davis respond-

ed to Leach Road in Fryeburg to assist Fryeburg Rescue with a possible cardiac arrest call with CPR in progress. Arriving on scene prior to medical staff, Officer Davis found a 29-year-old male from Madison, N.H.,

unresponsive, not breathing, and having a weak pulse. CPR was being performed by the subject’s girlfriend of Brighton, Mass. The couple were in Fryeburg house-sitting at the time of the incident.

After a quick patient assessment, Officer Davis determined the patient had potentially overdosed on opiates and quickly administered Nasal Naloxone (Narcan). Officer Davis continued chest compressions and providing

oxygen to the subject awaiting rescue personnel. After approximately 10 minutes, the subject regained consciousness and is currently in stable condition. “This is the first administration of Narcan by my offi-

cers since we started carrying the drug one month ago,” Fryeburg Chief of Police Joshua Potvin said. “If not for the swift response and actions of my officer, I am confident the outcome would NARCAN, Page 4A

On the Bridgton ballot

Three running for Planning Board Bridgton voters will elect two candidates for three-year terms on the Planning Board on Election Day, this Tuesday, June 14 at the Town Hall on North High Street. The candidates include: Deborah A. Brusini, Donald S. Collins and Catherine J. Pinkham. The candidates provided the following statements, which are arranged in alphabetical order: Deborah Brusini I moved to Bridgton in 2009 for its beauty, my love of the outdoors, and it’s distinctly small town character that still offers services, activities and amenities of a larger community. I have lived in New England since 1988, and prior to retiring, spent 33 years in medical products manufacturing, both small and large corporations; most recently I was Chief Commercial officer for a 30-person company in Massachusetts. I have held positions from bench scientist to project management, sales, and marketing. I am running for the Planning Board because I am keenly interested in the wellbeing of Bridgton, and have the time, energy, and skills to contribute. I have greatly enjoyed the civic service I currently participate in and would like to do more. I support steady, responsible growth guided by our Comprehensive Plan, ordinances and citizen input. We need to continue to revitalize and grow downtown, but also preserve the surrounding rural areas that bring privacy, value, and enjoyment to landowners and visitors. As the daughter of an Air Force Officer, I have lived in several U.S. states and in Europe, and have traveled extensively. This has given me an appreciation of the value of divergent views. My approach is to know and understand the details of a proposal and the applicable ordinance(s), gain

Deborah A. Brusini

TEAMING UP — Bridgton Police Department Patrolman Phil Jones (center) joined other law enforcement officers along with Special Olympians early Wednesday morning for the annual Torch Run/Walk. The group headed down Main Street, then making a stop at Norway Savings Bank. Other proceeded to Harrison and ultimately to Brunswick. (Rivet Photo)

Casco considers land purchase Donald S. Collins

Catherine J. Pinkham the input of constituents, participate in productive discussion, then make a thoughtful and informed decision. If an ordinance needs improvement, I am up for tackling that. I currently serve on the PLANNING, Page 7A

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — From the viewpoint of local selectmen who are also Casco residents and taxpayers, the real estate offer of 11 acres adjacent to the Casco Fire Station is too good of a deal to pass up. Once a parcel of land is sold to someone else, the opportunity to gain that acreage and control how the land is developed is gone. So the thinking goes. That was the rationale behind the 2015 voter-approved purchase of land behind the Songo Elementary School by School Administrative District (SAD) 61. What makes Casco’s proposed property purchase particularly exciting is that it sits next to the land where construction is occurring for the future town office; and, here is the kicker, it has beach access to Parker Pond. The land purchase will be considered at the Casco Town Meeting, which takes place Wednesday, 7 p.m., at

the Casco Fire Station. Warrant Article 28 — to purchase 11 acres for $440,000 — is a money borrowing article that might be news to some residents. The proposed land buy was first brought up at a Casco board of Selectmen meeting on April 26. Toward the end of the meeting on April 26, the board announced that it had been negotiating with the landowner to buy an 11-acre parcel that abuts the land the town already owns. At the time, the Casco selectmen agreed to put forward the item as a warrant article for this year’s Town Meeting. The parcel for sale is “approximately 11 acres with approximately 95 to 100 feet of beachfront,” according to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton. A few of the particulars of the real estate negotiations include: the homes now standing on the property near Meadow Road would be torn down. The property owner,

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By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Although Kevin Hancock daily battles the effects of a medical condition that often limits his voice, he remains a voice for others. Last week, over 450 leaders from local and statewide businesses, members of Maine’s legal and judiciary communities, the Hancock family, Hancock Lumber employees, and other civic and nonprofit leaders gathered to celebrate Kevin Hancock during an incredibly memorable evening. The 2016 Hon. Edmund S. Muskie Access to Justice Award dinner honored Kevin Hancock, president of Hancock Lumber, a champion of fairness and justice for all and a leader in the cause of civil legal aid. Kevin was recognized for his leadership in the community and the impact he has had in furthering access to justice in Maine and beyond. In addition to being a former high-school history teacher, a lover of history, and the CEO of Hancock Lumber, Kevin

THEY MADE HIM LAUGH AND CRY — Daughters Sydney (left) and Abby spoke about their dad, Kevin Hancock, at the Muskie Access to Justice Award dinner. has taken on other leadership roles in his industry and in Maine’s communities. He has served as the chairman of the Northeast Retail Lumber Association, and then became the youngest chairman ever to serve on the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers’ Association. At home, he has led committees to save community centers and reorganize school districts, has served as president of the board of trustees at Bridgton Academy, co-chaired the local fair known as “Casco Days” and, for 20 years, coached the eighth-grade girls’ basketball team at Lake Region Middle School. In the fall of 2012, Kevin took on an additional direcKEVIN, Page 8A

Lucy Jackson, asked that a memorial plaque be put up in remembrance of her father, Bryant Berry, who was a war veteran and longtime community member.

The deeded beach rights are accessible via a foot path, and the majority of the property is undeveloped green space — either open LAND, Page 7A

New grad makes bold statement

By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer CENTER LOVELL — Like many recent high school graduates, Hannah Rousey is excited about her future, yet also worried about what it will cost her to pursue a college degree. Hannah plans to attend Sterling College in Crafsbury Common, Vt., to pursue a degree in sustainable agriculture and environmental protection law and policy. She was one of five students to receive a $1,000 Poland Spring Good Science scholarship at Fryeburg Academy’s graduation ceremony. Hannah, however, turned it down. “I am grateful for the scholarship I have been awarded, but I cannot in good faith accept money from a company that does not exhibit sustainable and ethical practices,” she wrote to Poland Springs Bottling Company on June 2. “For me to accept your scholarship would be hypocritical. I am in hopes that more people of my generation will become aware of the dire need to protect our water and the earth’s other precious resources.” At this time, Hannah has yet to receive a reply from Poland Spring. FA teachers and board

For me to accept your scholarship would be hypocritical, — FA new grad Hannah Rousey members at Fryeburg Academy award students a select number of scholarships. “We didn’t have to answer essay questions or fill out an application because the teachers chose scholarships that they thought fit certain members of the graduating class,” Hannah said. Founded in 1958, Sterling College is the “first institution to focus exclusively NEW GRAD, Page 5A

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Step up to help Pantry

By Ellia Manners Special to the News The Bridgton Food Pantry, housed at the Methodist Church, is struggling to feed local individuals and families who live daily with food insecurity. The Pantry is in desperate need of community support. A few Bridgton businesses decided to take action. Firefly Boutique, Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli, and Sassy & Blue, housed at 103 Main Street, have partnered together to raise funds for the Food Pantry. There are more than twice as many families dependent on the Food Pantry’s offerings this year than last. Only 12 months ago, the Pantry fed 35-37 families; now it serves 75-80. At one time, the Bridgton Board of Selectmen allocated $10,000 for the Pantry per year from the town budget. This contribution has been eliminated. “For starters,” states Jessica Jones, owner of Firefly Boutique, “we are hoping people will vote YES on Question 5 on Election Day, June 14.” A ‘YES’ vote means an increase in taxes of a mere $1 for every $100,000 worth of property owned. In addition, Jones and neighbors Barbara and Chip Bloomgren of Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli are joining hands to make a financial contribution. “To kick off the July 4th weekend with our new extended hours, Towanda’s Specialty Food and Deli and Firefly Boutique will contribute a portion of proceeds to the Food Pantry. We hope that the community will cel-

Drives planned to help Kyan

Kyan Macdonald of Bridgton is a fifth-grader who is “near and dear” to the hearts of many, including Travis Dube and Beth Chagrasulis of Bridgton Academy and Kayleigh Lepage. When the threesome heard the sad news that Kyan has leukemia, they wanted to show support for the Stevens Brook Elementary School youngster and his family by organizing a Bone Marrow Registry Drive. They connected with Be The Match and scheduled a drive next Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary. “Kyan is a strong, amazing, talented, athletic, kindhearted kid who has been fighting this disease for a little time now. He has good days, but mostly bad days,” Lepage said. “But even through the bad days, Kyan still has a smile on his face.” Be The Match is a group of donors, volunteers, health care professionals and researchers who provide cures by helping patients get the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant that they need. A little information about it: • You must be between the ages of 18-44 to donate bone marrow, however, your bone marrow is in the registry until you are between 60-65 years of age. • To donate bone marrow,

YARN SHOWCASE — Sarah Nicol (left) and Jessica Jones showcase the Yarn Fund Raiser at Firefly Boutique, Bridgton, to benefit The Bridgton Food Pantry. (Photo courtesy Ellia Manners) As a third fund raising ebrate our extended hours,” effort, Firefly Boutique will says Barbara Bloomgren. Extended hours for Firefly accept monetary donations and Towanda begin July 1. for the Food Pantry. Checks Firefly Boutique will be open should be made out to: from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and The Bridgton Food Pantry. Towanda’s Specialty Food Donations are tax deductible. Jones, a community and Deli from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Another fundraising initia- organizer, is the initiator of tive is an ongoing Yarn Sale at Ladies’ Day Out. For the Firefly Boutique spearheaded past several years in early by Sassy & Blue (located November, retailers all along within Firefly). The Yarn Sale Main Street treat shoppers to is housed in the space behind discounts and ‘give-aways’ to Firefly that has been gra- mark the beginning of the ciously donated by Towanda’s Christmas shopping season. It is the hope of Firefly Specialty Food and Deli. Towanda’s In the future, Towanda will Boutique, be selling coffee, tea, wine, Specialty Foods and Deli and cheese, chocolate and more Sassy & Blue, that other busiin this space. Thank you, nesses in town will join in and create their own fund Barbara and Chip! Currently large boxes of raising opportunities for the yarn — wools, acrylic, cot- Bridgton Food Pantry. It takes a village to feed a ton and novelty yarns — fill the room. Berrocco, Knit village. Let’s show our town Picks, Venice and Plymouth how much we care! Ellia can be reached at are some of the many brands. Prices are heavily discount- 595-1962 or e-mailing; sassyed. There are also knitting books and needles of all sizes, lengths and shapes. The Yarn Sale Fundraiser is asking the community to contribute leftover yarn from NORTH WINDHAM – previous projects. Small Between June 1 and Aug. 31, donations can be placed in the container under the yarn Chute’s Family Restaurant in table. For large donations, North Windham is asking cuscontact Ellia Manners at 595- tomers to help support Maine 1962, or e-mail: sassyand- veterans, one dollar at a time. The “Dine for Vets” gram will share stories of

BENEFIT FOR KYAN — A Bone Marrow Registry Drive and a bottle drive have been scheduled to help Kyan Macdonald, who is battling leukemia. potential donors and more than 680,000 cord blood units on the Be The Match Registry and global registries worldwide. • A patient’s likelihood of having a matched, available donor on the Be The Match Registry ranges from 66% to 97%, depending on their ethnic background. • A patient’s likelihood of having at least one matched umbilical cord blood unit on the Be The Match Registry ranges from 81% to 99%, depending on their ethnic background. Another fundraiser planned is a bottle drive with all proceeds going to help Kyan’s family — he is the son of Bill and Binaca Macdonald. The bottle drive is this Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bridgton Academy parking lot. For more information about the bone marrow drive or the bottle drive, contact Kayleigh Lepage at

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(Continued from Page 2A) custody of his daughter due to the lack of stable housing. Potential employers were afraid to hire him due to his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and recent combat experience, while low paying jobs like those in the fast food industry told him he was overqualified. “Easter Seals and Veterans Count Maine saved my life, they saved my marriage,” says Chris. “Finally, I felt like I was being treated like a human being, rather than something broken and needed to be fixed. At Easter Seals, it was comfortable. I could go in to visit with the staff easily and they helped me and listened. They truly saved my life.” Located at 686 Roosevelt Trail in North Windham, Chute’s Family Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Learn more at https:// Veterans Count Maine is the fundraising chapter in support of Easter Seals Maine’s Military and Veterans Programs, which provides emergency financial assistance, information,  counseling and referral to post 9/11 veterans and their families as they make the sometimes challenging transition from military service to civilian life.

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Will Casco voters give road bonds green light?

CHINESE MYSTERY SNAILS are an invasive species that may have been introduced from dumping aquariums. There are hundreds visible from the shore in Highland Lake in Bridgton and it seems to be a recent phenomenon. They are edible if you are brave enough to try them. (Shorey Photo)

By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer CASCO — It is difficult to predict how a town meeting might go — what might be passed, what might be discussed at length before being passed, and what might not meet the approval of residents. In Casco, which holds its Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m., at the Casco Fire Station, there are a handful of bond-related Warrant Articles. Three of the Warrant Articles deal with the issuing of bonds to take care of the town’s infrastructure. In this case, infrastructure means the reconstruction of a few town roads that have been eating up road maintenance dollars and the replacement of a dam that is no longer viable. Warrant Articles 11, 12 and 13 present voters with basically four options. Residents could approve a $2.5 million bond or they could opt for a $1.3 million bond, or they could turn down both bonds and only approve borrowing money for the dam replacement. The last option would be that residents say ”no” to all three

bonds. The bonds being considered would have a 10-year maturity, according to a copy of the Warrant Articles for Town Meeting. Currently, the Town of Casco has no outstanding debt — with the exception of the $600,000 approved at last year’s Town Meeting for the new town office. That project began in early May, and the town has used a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) to pay for the construction project so far. On Wednesday night, voters will be considering the largest bond first. The $2.5 million bond would provide funding for road reconstruction and also for the replacement of the Pleasant Lake Parker Pond Dam that has been failing to hold back water for about two years. The roads on the work list include Edwards Road, Johnson Hill Road, and the short stretch of Cooks Mills Road and sections of Tenney

Hill Road. The $2.5 million bond would give residents the most infrastructure improvements. The impact on the local tax rate would be 41 cents, or $61.50 per $150,000 valuation of property. The $1.3 million bond would cover the cost of the dam replacement and allow the town to complete some of the road reconstruction projects. The smaller bond would have a 21-cent impact on the annual tax rate, which correlates to $31.95 per $150,000 property valuation. Several years ago, the Casco Board of Selectmen purchased road assessment software used by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). The software calculates which roads need work first. That is based on the quality of the road and the usage of the road. For Casco Town Manager Dave Morton, who also serves as road commissionROAD, Page 4A

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Items on Bridgton Police Department blotter These incidents appeared on the Bridgton Police Department blotter between the dates of Monday, May 30 and Sunday, June 5 (This is only a partial listing). Monday, May 9 12:07 p.m. A caller wanted police to know that after buying alcohol from a Main Street store, a couple of males then go down by the river and drink it. 5:10 p.m. Two people were staking out a Main Street store, as one of them went inside to try to steal some beer while the other started walking away. 6:46 p.m. A male driver was screaming at the occupants inside his car while headed into downtown Harrison. 9:55 p.m. Kimball Road neighbors saw headlights out in the field where they

weren’t supposed to be. Tuesday, May 10 11:25 a.m. Officer Jones talked to a woman who had left her dog inside her car while shopping at Hannaford. Wednesday, May 11 7:21 a.m. There was a dead animal in the road on Harrison Road. 9:55 a.m. A young boy on a bike was headed on Portland Road toward Naples riding against heavy traffic. Thursday, May 12 1:41 p.m. Several boats were stolen from a boat dock on Moose Pond Drive. 2:12 p.m. Several people who rented a room at the First & Last Motel were fighting. 9:18 p.m. A man was hitting other persons with a stick of wood on the Portland Road and he may have a gun. 11:07 a.m. A man returned

Man given Narcan (Continued from Page 1A) not have been the same. The patient now has a second chance at life, and we hope he gets the help he needs to recover from his addiction.” The chief added, “Our Narcan policy and associated training is designed to save lives when officers arrive on scene prior to rescue personnel. That’s exactly what happened in this case. I commend my officer for his actions in saving a life today.” Criminal drug charges are likely forthcoming in the near future. The investigation continues. In May, the Fryeburg Board of Selectmen approved Chief Potvin’s Naloxone policy, which allows his police officers to administer Narcan in the case of a suspected narcotics episode. Fryeburg Police officers received their intranasal Narcan administration training from Bill Kane of The Kane Schools who were kind enough to donate their educational service. Fryeburg Police is a member of the Western Maine Addiction Taskforce.

to the First & Last Motel to barricade himself against police. Canine units were requested. 2:30 p.m. A Main Street woman reported that someone flattened her tire the night before. 4:32 p.m. A light brown Jeep took off without paying for $32.67 in gas. Friday, May 13 10:32 a.m. Criminal mischief was reported at Kansas Road Cemetery. 11:18 a.m. A friend gave a 9-year-old girl sleeping pills.

7:38 p.m. Luck Grove residents were requesting police patrol because of incidents in the past. 7:57 p.m. Trespass notices were given from the Power House Boat Launch. Saturday, May 14 10:03 a.m. Someone stole an envelope of money that someone else had left on the counter at a Portland Road store. 12:23 p.m. A tanker truck appeared to be losing lime out of the back, as a big cloud of green dust was trailing the

back of the truck. 2:53 p.m. A 2-car accident with possible personal injury occurred at the corner of Harrison and Middle Ridge Roads. 5:04 p.m. A man was walking/crouching on the side of Sweden Road near an Italian restaurant, carrying bags. 9:55 p.m. Shots were heard being fired in the area of Middle Ridge Road. Sunday, May 15 9:39 a.m. A man came out of the woods on Depot Street

wearing camouflage clothes with black facemask, carrying a rifle or shotgun. 10:13 a.m. A woman fell off a ladder on Mountain Road. Monday, May 16 6:43 a.m. A black cow was loose on the side of Harrison Road, headed toward Harrison. 7:17 a.m. A mother wanted police to see some suspicious Facebook messages between her 13-yearold son and a 21-year-old man.

(Continued from Page 3A) er, it was easy to see that Edwards Road and Johnson Hill Road are in need of reconstruction. In fact, the town would save money in its road repair account if those roads were reconstructed and ditch work was done, he said. Also, the passage of an infrastructure bond does not negate the need for road maintenance money — especially since one tumultuous thunderstorm can cause significant damage to area roads, Morton said. “We work with whatever the town provides and do the best we can. However, we need at least $300,000 per year for maintenance and regular paving over and above reconstruction efforts, just to maintain our roads without falling behind,” Morton said. The reconstruction of Libby Road, off Quaker’s Ridge Road, took four years to complete while other roads were still on the waiting list.

The selectmen as well as the Casco Finance Committee have voted to recommend the passage of an infrastructure bond. Although they voted to recommend both bonds, only one can be passed. The way the Warrant Articles are set up, if voters view the $2.5 million bond favorably, they won’t have to vote on the other two. If the first bond is voted down, voters will turn their attention to the $1.3 million bond. At the Town Meeting, the selectmen plan to explain to residents that the Pleasant Lake Dam must be fixed to comply with water levels set by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), according to Morton. Otherwise, the town will face fines from the state, he said. Last year at the Town Meeting, the voters did okay the expenditure of money for the engineering plans and the bid package for the dam. At the time,

it was understood that this was a two-phase, two-year project. Additionally, the cost of the project is split equally with the Town of Otisfield. The amount being requested for the dam replacement is $250,000. The cost of the dam upgrade is included in each of the proposed infrastructure bonds. Another topic, a new budgetary item is the proposed staffing at the Casco Fire Station. A few years ago, the Casco Fire and Rescue Department began paying a stipend to “man” the firehouse during the daytime hours. This approach has two prongs: It shortened the response time to emergency calls and it retained the volunteer ranks by paying people. According to Chief Jason Moen, this proved to be successful. Warrant Article 7 address-

es the budgeting of stipends so that the station can be staffed during the evening hours. The proposed budget is $91,999 more than last year, Morton said. Warrant Article 25 is a new item. For slightly less than $6,000 the town could have a Harbor Master. If passed, a part-time seasonal position would be created. According to Morton, what is being proposed is a 20-hour per week position that would last 12 weeks during the months of June, July and August. Because of the bond-related Warrant Articles, it is difficult to pin down the exact total of the 2016-17 municipal budget. Copies of the Warrant Articles and supporting paperwork are available at the Casco Town Office. People can also view or print out a copy by going to the Town of Casco’s website.

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June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5A

On the Bridgton ballot: Selectman

Two on, one a write-in following remarks, which appear in alphabetical order: Karen Hawkins “It would be a privilege to represent the people of the town of Bridgton as a selectperson, should I be voted in during the current election process of 2016,” she said. “I’ve been a resident in this town since April 1980. During my adult life, I’ve lived comfortably and I’ve lived poor, thereby providing me experiences to more fully understand the diversity between various divisions of our townspeople. Each resident in this town deserves the same voice in our local government and I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of each of you as a governing member of the

Board of Selectmen. I am a hard worker (have worked a wide variety of jobs, doing just about anything legal or moral to make money to pay my bills), have developed many diverse talents, am well educated (college graduate), not hesitant to speak up when the need arises, and live a life serving others to the best of my ability as well as doing my part to be ecologically conscious (you won’t see signs and posters with my name on them placed all over the town, I chose word-ofmouth communication) as yet another way to care for our world. During my lifetime, so far, I raised two biological sons and over 30 foster children, and opened

Karen M. Hawkins

my home to people needing temporary shelter, as well as caring for a multitude of animals. I currently live on a small working farm, do relief work for the Morrison Center (formerly known as Good Neighbors, Inc.), offer therapy dog services to folks in that program, sell handcrafted items made here at the farm, among other odd jobs that present themselves. My volunteerism record

New grad makes bold statement “I’m looking forward to working with this organization and learning as much as I can about the application of environmental protection,” she said. What lead her to an interest in environmental issues? “I’ve grown up in a family where environmental stewardship is ingrained in our everyday life, to respect the planet and the rights of every living thing on it,” Hannah said. “During my junior year at Fryeburg Academy, I was able to take a farming class for May term with Gregory S. Huang-Dale and Maria Manning. FA has a farm located right behind the Head of School’s house. During that month, I realized that I love dirt! I knew that I had a strong passion for protecting the Earth, but it wasn’t until I took the class inch-by-inch and Gregory’s and Maria’s guidance that I discovered this was my calling in life.” A recent addition to the Fryeburg Academy curriculum is the Outdoor Research Learning Center (ORLC), which is an experiential learning environment. It applies what students learn in the classroom to real life situations. “I had an amazing opportunity to be a teacher’s aid for Joy Norkin and Joel Rhymer with their freshman Science and English classes. These two teachers inspired and supported me in my years at Fryeburg Academy. Working with them was amazing.


During this time, I was able to help kids with their projects and field studies and accompany them on overnight hut hikes up and around the White Mountains. This kind of learning is critical in making connections between us and our environment,” Hannah said. “An Experiential Learning Curriculum should be taught from kindergarten and beyond. We need to know and understand from a very early age how to live on this beautiful planet with respect, love and care. It’s the only one we have and it would be suicide to live any other way.” She selected to attend Sterling College because it is “a special place…it’s a working college.” “Their motto is ‘working hands, working minds.’ They embody the principle that actions speak louder than words. It is a close-knit community of people who are dedicated to ‘plain hard work to build responsible problem solvers who become stewards of the environment as they pursue productive lives’ (part of the mission statement),” she said. “The experiential learning paired with rigorous academic studies is going to be a perfect combination for me. I envision my college experience to be one of action not just rhetoric. At Sterling, that is exactly what I’ll get.” As to her choice of majoring in sustainable agriculture and environmental protection law and policy, Hannah said,

“My immediate future goal is to put all that I have into my studies at Sterling. As I learn, I am in hopes of finding a clear path forward. There are so many opportunities ahead for me. As I go through my four years at Sterling, I will gain the knowledge needed to successfully work in my desired fields of study and make a positive difference in the world.” How does Hannah plan to make a difference and create more awareness in regards to protecting the environment? “I feel like I make a difference every day. I want to help bring awareness to the important issues facing our society. That is partly why I sent my letter to the newspaper. More people my age need to recognize the power we hold. If more people realized that they, as individuals, can make a difference through their actions, a lot would change very quickly,” she added. “We, as consumers, need to know exactly what our money is supporting. Poland Springs stays in business because we continue to buy their product. As a people, we need to be aware of the connection between our precious finite resources and our responsibility to protect the planet from corporate greed. I will continue to live in a manner that supports sustainability and brings awareness to others through action, education and community service.”

Glenn Zaidman

includes: permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator (1978 to present) for the state of Maine, Bridgton United Methodist Church (Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer/Secretary and Trustee, Chairperson of Church Council, conduct church service once a month), Board member of the Bridgton Food Pantry since 2000, and also volunteer weekly, Member/Secretary of CCART (Cumberland County Animal Response Team. A few of the awards I received as community recognition for my endeavors: “1990 Volunteer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Service” Nominee for the Jefferson Award in 1992, News 8 New England Person of the Week” for March 4th, 1994 (being selected by the Bridgton’s townspeople), “Certificate of Recognition” presented by The People’s Regional Opportunity Program in October1994.

Listening to comments from residents and my own personal opinions about some of our town’s present issues were the impetus for me to submit my name for consideration on this year’s ballot. “Complaining without stepping out of one’s comfort zone to do something about the situation will never rectify the undesired circumstances.” So, I implore each resident of this town to do your part. Register to vote, in order to make your voice count. If you are registered, vote! I’d like your vote, but even if you choose not to vote for me; make your voice heard and vote for the person you believe will best represent you. Kenneth Murphy Kenneth Murphy has just completed his first term as a Selectmen, having increasingly become more vocal over that period when it comes to issues he cares about — like the condiCANDIDATES, Page 6A

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(Continued from Page 1A) on sustainability” according to the school’s website. The four-year private college costs $46,152 for the 2016-17 academic year. Facing a steep educational price tag, Hannah says the decision to turn down the scholarship was the right thing to do — for her. “I am in need of a lot of financial support to attend school in the fall. I am so appreciative of the scholarship money that I have received,” she said. “Standing up for one’s beliefs and convictions isn’t something that is done only when convenient. It’s important to lead by action, when push comes to shove doing what is right isn’t always what is easy. Accepting money from Poland Springs would go against everything I am going to school for, therefore, I politely declined their offer.” Hannah says she has always been aware of the impact her actions can have on the planet. “From a young age, I was taught to carry a water bottle with me so I did not need to buy water at a store. As I got older, I was able to learn more about the fight for our water rights here in Fryeburg. Just last month, I was asked to speak at the Lovell Library showing of the documentary called ‘Bottled Life,’ sponsored by our local store, Spice and Grain. This, among others, is a very important documentary that I recommend everyone should watch,” she said. “Being an educated and aware consumer is key to being able to enact change. The almighty dollar speaks volumes. It is paramount that we support the people and companies that are operating using sustainable practices.” Along with being active in her community this summer, Hannah will be an intern at the Greater Lovell Land Trust.

Kenneth J. Murphy


There are two candidates on the ballot for one threeyear seat on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen — incumbent Kenneth Murphy and challenger Karen Hawkins. Glenn Zaidman is a writein candidate. Bridgton town officials say that when it comes to tallying write-in votes, the circle on the ballot must be filled in next to the name that is written in. While voters should write-in the candidate’s legal name — in this case Glenn Zaidman — the clerk will also consider voter intent when determining whether to accept the writein name. Zaidman goes by the nickname, “Bear.” The candidates filed the

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A look ahead to Tuesday’s vote By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer RAYMOND — On Tuesday, the polls will be open so residents can choose their representatives for local board and committees. In a few towns that border Sebago Lake, the candidates

are running unopposed. More often than not, those candidates are familiar names and faces to the people living here. There are two seats open on the Raymond Board of Selectmen. There are two candidates for those terms:

Water District elections

Elections are soon coming up for The Fryeburg Water District, a quasi-municipality created by the Maine Legislature, operating under Maine Municipal Statutes. It is not, as a recent article stated, a “grassroots” group. “We try to educate people,” said Scott Montgomery. The group partnered with Community Water Justice at the Maine Supreme Court hearing on Nestlé’s contract with Fryeburg Water Company, turning out in force with signs and placards to send the message that Fryeburg people need local control of water rights. The annual Fryeburg Water District elections will be held on Tuesday, June 14, with polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fryeburg Academy gym lobby, with entrance on Bradley Street across from the American Legion Hall. This year’s Fryeburg Water District Trustee candidates are as follows: • Tom Rebman will be running for a three-year term. • Warren Richardson and William Harriman will be running for the remaining one year of Shannon Harriman’s vacated threeyear term. Absentee ballots are available. To obtain a ballot, please contact Nickie Sekera the FWD website (at link below), through e-mail at or by mailing to P.O. Box 184, Fryeburg, ME 04037. All absentee ballots must be received by Tuesday, June 14. Only registered Fryeburg residents that live within the physical boundaries of the Fryeburg Water District can vote. According to its mission statement, Fryeburg Water District trustees “promote stewardship of all relevant natural resources to insure safety and access to water sources for the purpose of extending quality and quantity to future generations. Watersheds and water resources should be held as a public trust deserving protection; thus preservation and conservation with oversight and management by local communities and co citizens is vital for our independence and security. All interested persons are invited to attend their meetings and learn more about the organization. The group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street.

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Teresa Sadak and Rolph Olsen. Sadak has most recently served as the vice-chairman of the selectmen. She has decades of service on local boards and committees under her belt. Likewise, Olsen is no stranger to serving on boards and volunteering on committees in his town of residency. This year, there is one vacancy on the Regional School Unit (RSU) 14 Board of Directors, and there is one

candidate, Janis Cummings. She did not previously serve on the RSU 14 school board. The Raymond Budget Finance Committee has three seats open, but only two takers. Incumbent Brian Walker and Diana Picavet will be on the ballot for the budget committee seats. There is still one seat open. That can be filled through the write-in candidate process, according to Town Clerk Sue Look. In Casco, there are two

positions for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen, and there are two candidates. Mary-Vienessa Fernandes, who has put in more than a decade of service on the board, is running again. So is Tom Peaslee who, four years ago, served on the Casco Planning Board via appointment by the selectmen. Peaslee fulfilled his three-year term on the board of selectmen and is running again. Also committing to another term on another board, M. Stanley Buchanan is running unopposed for the Casco seat on the Maine School Administrative

District (MSAD) 61 Board of Directors. Doing double duty, Buchanan has a seat on the planning board in Casco as well. Planning board members are appointed in the Town of Casco, according to Town Clerk Lucille Griffin. During this local election season, Jerome Poulin took out nomination papers for a seat on the Casco-Naples Transfer Station Council. The Open Space Commission has an open seat, which did not garner any interest. “Nobody turned in papers so that will be a write in,” Griffin said.

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(Continued from Page 5A) tions of the highways that run through town and making sure the downtown is an attractive place to visit. When Murphy retired in January 2008, he returned to his hometown of Bridgton. Since he returned to Bridgton, Murphy has been affiliated with the Bridgton Community Center as its president, the Bridgton Lions Club, Earth Day Cleanup, the Festival of Lights and as former President of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. He was honored by the chamber as Volunteer of The Year in 2012. He said he hopes to encourage new businesses to locate in town, while help existing businesses. “I see the challenge Bridgton faces with the

increase in second homes and the tourism. Our summers are very short, therefore, we must take advantage of the opportunities to give good town services. We must develop new businesses while, at the same time, help our tried and true old businesses grow.” Improving the roads that lead to Bridgton and enhancing the appearance of commercial buildings are goals of Murphy’s. In fact, he was instrumental in convincing the state to move forward with the Route 302 West Project, now ongoing. “I will work to improve Route 302 and the other roads leading to Bridgton,” Murphy said further. “I will work to improve the entrance to Bridgton by working with the present businesses to improve visual appearances. The downtown busi-

nesses need our support and believe wholeheartedly that influence, and I will help in Bridgton needs to have a any way possible to rent the master plan on what, when, empty storefronts in town.” how and for exactly how If reelected, Murphy said, much before we set things in “I will remember just how motion based upon a kneelucky we are to live in beau- jerk reaction. I believe we tiful Bridgton, surrounded by need to look at the facilities so many lakes and the natural and infrastructure we have beauty and will work to keep already in this town, and our lakes and streams at their make sure they are cared best.” for with preventative mainGlenn Zaidman tenance before it costs us (Mr. Zaidman wrote the more later. I would like to following in a letter published make sure we are addressing last week; a letter of support the needs of all of our resiappears in this week’s edition dents, not just the ones that in Section D) visit from afar, but also the To the residents and vot- ones who hunker down here ers of Bridgton, I have been for the winter and make ends made aware of a write-in meet while raising a family. campaign that seeks nominaI am one man, and I am tion and election of myself, not going to make any promGlenn “Bear” Zaidman, ises I cannot keep. I will for the elected position of work my hardest for the selectman for the Town of townspeople of Bridgton and Bridgton. be a voice for them. I ask If the people of the Town for your help now and your of Bridgton write me in, it continued help and advice via will be an honor and privi- e-mails, conversations over lege to serve the town. I the phone or over a cup of have a great sense of pride coffee, or come to a meeting Rental Company, Saco in this town and wish to if possible. Thank you very Valley Canoe in Conway, see it gain in prosperity. I much for your support. Saco River Canoe & Kayak in Fryeburg, Woodland Acres Campground and Canoe in Brownfield who all provide canoes and shuttles for free to NAPLES — The official renaming of the Naples Bay help keep our river clean for Bridge after the late Robert Neault will take place this all of us to enjoy.” Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m. The bridge’s new name will be Volunteers should bring the Robert Neault Memorial Bridge. sunscreen and lunch and Neault, who passed away at age 56 in November, was a prepare for an amazing longtime Naples attorney with deep ties to the community. full-day out on the river. He served on the Naples Planning Board and the Causeway Preregistration required for Revitalization Committee, and helped found the Naples/ on river cleanup. If you would Casco Before and After Care Program. like to volunteer for on river Neault’s work also helped establish the Singer Community cleanup, message michelle@ Center, which will host a reception following the renaming or for ceremony. The reception will be catered by CrossWalk on-foot help at landings con- Community Outreach, where Neault served as vice president. tact USVLT at info@usvlt. org. See for the official event flyer, more information, and a listing of the partners who help make this a successful event.

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FRYEBURG — The Saco River Recreation Council and Swan’s Falls Campground are recruiting volunteers for their biannual Saco River Cleanup Day. This Saturday, June 11, volunteers will go out by boat or by foot to collect trash along the Saco River from Conway to Fryeburg. This event will begin at 9 a.m. and ends with a cookout at Swan’s Falls Campground for all volunteers. Saturday morning, volunteers will be assigned a section of river to clean and head out on the water. Michelle Broyer of Swan’s Falls Campground expressed her gratitude to the local canoe companies for supplying canoes and shuttles, “Thank you to the Saco River Recreational Council and Saco Bound, Saco Canoe

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Planning Board

SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS — A “Women in Business in the Bridgton Area” event was recently held at the Depot Street Tap House and these fabulous ladies and community partners helped raise money to bring awareness and help support survivors of domestic violence with a 50/50 raffle. Carrye Castleman-Ross, owner of the Depot Street Tap House and Anne Krieg, Director of Bridgton Planning, Economic & Community Development for the Town of Bridgton coordinated the 50/50 raffle. Family Crisis Services would like to extend a huge thank you to Depot Street Tap House, Krieg and the Town of Bridgton for hosting and participating in this event. It is efforts like these that assist in spreading the message that domestic violence has NO place in our community! Pictured are Stephanie Noyes, Lakes Region Outreach Advocate for Family Crisis Services; Anne Krieg, director of Bridgton Planning, Economic & Community Development for the Town of Bridgton; and Jen LaChance, Outreach Services Director for Family Crisis Services. Land Acquisition Fund, also referred to as the Open Space Account, would not lock in the future of the parcel, Morton said. But, residents would have to vote to appropriate those funds for the purchase of the land next to the town’s lot, he said.

Center needs volunteers OXFORD — The Rock House Teen Center on Webber Brook Road in Oxford closed its doors for Friday night ministries on May 13, due to a lack of funding and volunteers. They would like to open back up as soon as possible. Adults willing to volunteer can call 595-4722, 743-0333 or 743-6500. To donate funds, call 595-4722, 743-0333 or 7436500.

(Continued from Page 1A) Bridgton Zoning Board of Appeals, and as an officer (secretary) of Highland Point Association. I have also provided input to the town consultants to help pass the amended wastewater ordinance. In my spare time, I landscape, garden, rock and ice climb, hike, ski, and fish. I also do small home improvement projects. I am very much a stakeholder in Bridgton and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve our community on the Planning Board. Donald Collins I and Sandra, my wife, have been residents of Bridgton since 1969. I was Chief Engineer of Howell Labs, retiring in June 2002. As of this year’s Annual Town Meeting, I will have completed my fourth term (12 years) on the Planning Board. When I retired in 1992, I was appointed to the Comprehensive Plan Committee, which generated the 2004 Plan. This work made me very aware of how central the Planning Board was to the implementation of the Comp Plan. So I decided to run for a seat on the Board. It has been a very interesting 12 years. I was on the Board of Selectmen from 1978 through 1981 (Chairman for the last year). I was Chairman of the original Zoning Board of Appeals in the ’70s. I have moderated 68 Annual and Special Town Meetings. Catherine Pinkham Hello Bridgton residents. I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself to all residents of Bridgton, voting time is very close again, and as some residents know, I’m a alternate on the planning board, Now, I’ve decided to run for a full three-year seat on the Bridgton Planning Board. I must say, within the past year I have learned a lot about our town. We all are so blessed to live here, a place we all call home, a town with many diverse people. Being a part of the planning board, I have seen many new business come to our town, I strongly feel business are good. But I also feel there needs to be a balance to make sure we keep in touch with our Comprehensive Plan and our always-changing Site Plan Review Ordinance.  The major concern I have is in making sure our beautiful lakes are protected for the enjoyment of residents, and I would like to thank Peter Lowell for recently sharing this importance with his informational PowerPoint presentation to the planning board. Some residents do know of me and my family, from being a business client from Pinkham & Son, to attending school functions with many local residents with their children as we all knew the kids soccer game every Saturday, to graduation from Lake Region High School, raising a family in our town. I have been involved with the planning board and I find it very challenging, not knowing all the in’s and out’s. I’ve met many new friends and my hat is off to many who have been board members for over 20 years — imagine, the wealth of knowledge these people hold! I’m very proud to say I stepped up to the plate to run for a full Planning Board seat with a lot of support from other board members. I’m humbled and thank everyone who has supported me in this new path. As I think of our town, I feel strongly that everyone has something to offer our town, and we all can achieve the future goals together — these goals are always achieved with balance, and keeping our New England character in mind, as we strive into the future for our town.

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Bridgton Hospital will be hosting the bi-annual Super Shoes fundraiser on Monday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 3p.m. The sale will be located in the main entrance of the hospital and will feature a great selection of brands, styles and sizes of shoes, boots, accessories, handbags, workwear and nursing apparel. A percentage of sales from this event will benefit the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, which awards dollars to Central Maine Medical Family employees (including Bridgton Hospital staff) experiencing extenuating financial hardship. The sale is open to the public. For more information, contact the Bridgton Hospital Development Office at 207647-6055 or e-mail

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Land purchase (Continued from Page 1A) field or forested. As of yet, there are no plans for the property except for using the waterfront section as a public beach. Residents at Town Meeting will be voting on the purchase of the property. Still, possible uses could be discussed when Warrant Article 28 is on the floor. The purchase price is $440,000. By taking out a 10-year bond, there would be a total estimated debt service of $489,192, according to a copy of the Casco Town Meeting Warrant Articles. For the taxpayers, the bond would increase the yearly tax rate by 7 cents, or $10.50 per $150,000 property valuation. For the taxpayers, there would be an additional public beach in their town and more acreage around their fire station and new town office. Warrant Article 28 is being recommended by both the selectmen and the Casco Finance Committee. Residents have asked if money from the Land Acquisition Fund be used if the land purchased is approved at the Town Meeting. According to Casco Town Manager Dave Morton, “Possibly, yes, it would require Town Meeting to vote to repurpose the funds.” There is “approximately $120,000” remaining in that fund, according to Morton. Using money from the

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The Hancock family celebrating Kevin Hancock, president and CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, being honored as the 2016 “Access to Justice” recipient. do you have plans to write another book (and if so, what will it be about)? KH. Ha! Good question. I am not sure about a second book…time will tell. This book just published in September 2015, so I am still making time to share this book and story and see how far it can go. Writing a book was not something I ever planned to do. This book kind of just found me. But it has been a really fun experience writing, then sharing a story and a set of ideas.” BN. What feedback have you received from the public? What did they especially like? KH. So the feedback from the book has been very positive. We actually are just about to sell out of the first edition printing. We have a second edition at the printers right now. I have gotten a lot of feedback from people who have read the book. Many people have commented on how open I was in the book about my personal feelings and experiences. How I shared how I was just trying to find my own way… like all humans do. We are all just trying to find our way… yet…for some strange reason…we are conditioned to keep our deepest fears and thoughts to ourselves. I think when I put those personal inner thoughts out there myself it helped others realize they could do the same, or that they were not alone in their search for meaning and finding their own true path in life. Also, many people appreciated seeing a modern story of Indian reservation life in America today. Columbus did not discover a new world, as we were all taught in elementary school. People already lived here. We live in a great nation, but our nation is human, too and there are mistakes that have been made. How native peoples were treated in the creation of America is a story that still has not been reconciled. There are native communities in this country that have still not recovered, such as Pine Ridge. Sharing that story and creating more awareness is an important step in reconciliation. BN. Various experiences often shape how we approach or live our lives in the future. How has the book experience changed your life? KH. Most simply put, it has helped me tune in more closely to who I am as a person…not the roles I play (like in my job)…but who I am just as an ordinary person. I feel better positioned to just be myself…which perhaps is pretty much all anyone wants to do…find and be themselves. AMERIGAS AutoGas FUELING the FUTURE

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tant idea in human history, but even in our country there are many people who don’t feel like they have the resources, or the voice if you will, to have their rights advocated for. BN. You have been the recipient of many awards, both in business and by other organizations. What three things would you attribute to earning such prestigious recognition? KH. I have been very lucky to be in the position I am in…living here in Maine…having the opportunity to help lead Hancock Lumber as CEO. I think organizational leaders (CEO’s, political leaders and others) often get too much attention and credit. I feel like I get more credit and attention than I deserve. Every award is a team award when you think about it. There are thousands of people who have helped me in my life and they are all part of this award, or any credit that comes my way. In the end, I accepted this award because of the attention and support it could bring to the nonprofit organizations the Muskie Award serves.” BN. I know that one of your father’s commitments was to leave the community/world a better place than when he arrived. Those words certainly had a profound effect upon you. How has it affected your life? KH. I think everyone wants to do that. Everyone wants to make an impact, and we all do. Pretty much everybody in this world helps people around them. It’s just what humans do…we care for people and we do the best we can to help others in our own way. The headlines on TV often go to the few people who hurt or threaten others but the vast, vast majority of people are doing positive things every day for those around them.” BN. What did it mean to you having both Abby and Sydney speak about you at the awards dinner? And what struck you about what they said? KH. Well, it was a great joy. They asked me who I would like to have speak on my behalf and Abby and Sydney immediately came to mind. I wanted people at the event to just see the human side of me…not the leader stereotype side…but just the human side…so I thought that a nice way to do that would be to have our daughters speak about their perspective. They both did a great job. I cried a couple times as they spoke, but it made me really happy. BN. In today’s hectic world, people often talk about not having time to volunteer or be part of community efforts. How important is it to be involved and make the time to help others? KH. Well, I think it is really important and it is something I love about Maine. Everywhere you look people are volunteering to help others and share their skills. I drove by the American Legion Hall the other day and there was my Uncle, Bill Shane, out painting the signposts in the parking lot. People in our community are very kind and helpful. There is a lot of volunteering that goes on everywhere. It is all around us when you stop to look at it. BN. You have received numerous accolades regarding your book, “Not for Sale…” Your reaction to its success, and


(Continued from Page 1A) tion. After reading an article in National Geographic about the Lakota Sioux, Kevin broke rank on his own and started traveling to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to learn about what modern-day life was like there and to simply do something more for himself. Six months after his first visit to Pine Ridge, Kevin traveled back to the Rez; there was something about the land, the history, and the people that kept pulling him back. This journey and multiple trips to the Rez led Kevin to keep a journal, which became the basis of his first published book, Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse. Since being published in September of 2015, the book has been honored as a National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA) winner in the leadership category and a finalist in the Spirituality category. Additionally, Ellen Reid, CEO of NIEA, has selected the book for a 2016 Sponsor’s Choice Prize! A longtime mentor, business associate and former Hancock Lumber board member, Senator Angus King commented on Kevin receiving the prestigious award, “What a great guy for this award. He is a true ‘Pillar of the community.’ A pillar of the community is someone who holds up the community, who holds up our social structures and I think Kevin Hancock fits that description ‘to a T.’ He’s not only a successful business guy, but he takes care of his community and his community includes the entire state of Maine.” While many people spoke about Kevin’s contributions to his sixth-generation family business, Hancock Lumber, and the organizations and boards he’s served on over the years, his daughters reflected on their father’s dedication and commitment to every role he plays in his life, and fully living in the moment and truly being present. Abby and Sydney Hancock left the room laughing and crying with their memorable speech about their Dad. Kevin’s “off-stage” performances speak volumes about his character and devotion to being “all-in” in every aspect of his life. The Muskie Fund for Legal Services is a nonprofit fund with 501(c)3 status that was established to support the direct provision of legal services to low-income and needy elderly Maine residents. This week, The News went One on One with…Kevin Hancock. BN. How were you nominated for the Muskie Award, and what did it mean to you to receive this honor? KH. We would have to ask the people who organize the award to truly know what their perspective was. That being said, I believe I was nominated in part because I had been doing volunteer work for Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA), helping them connect with the business community in Maine…raising money for their capital campaign. I think there was also some general awareness of the work I have been doing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and finally, simply the fact that Hancock Lumber tries to be a good corporate citizen. BN. The award honors those who are “a champion of fairness and justice for all.” How have you gone about your personal and business life in achieving these two measures? KH. In 2010, I acquired a rare voice disorder that makes speaking a bit difficult for me at times. Over time, I came to see the limitations of my own voice as an opportunity to help strengthen the voices of others…particularly those who don’t feel heard. This is what attracted me to the nonprofit organizations that the Muskie Award supports…like Pine Tree Legal. “Equal access to justice” is perhaps the most impor-


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Waterford church needs new windows

WATERFORD — The iconic Waterford Congregational Church has anchored the historic village for 217 years, a beacon of faith and community for the small, rural area it serves. When fire destroyed the original building in 1928, the church was rebuilt on the same spot on Plummer Hill Road in Waterford, just up from the town Common, with the original Paul Revere bell and new, majestic windows. Now those windows have outlived their function and need to be replaced. On Sunday, June 5, the church launched a campaign, entitled “Windows Over Waterford,” to raise the $25,000 needed to replace all 24 windows. Pella Windows, a nationally-recognized leader in the industry, has been hired to custom manufacture and install all of them — the six dominant eight-and-a-half-foot windows of the sanctuary, the 11 smaller windows on the first and second levels, and the seven cellar windows. The work is expected to begin in mid-June and be completed in five days. Co-chairs of the fundraising effort are Dorothy Wait and Kerry Johnson, both of Waterford. Wait explained that replacing the windows is critical, as the old ones have deteriorated to the point that they can no longer be sealed or repaired. “They are reaching the stage where they could be dangerous,” she said, and added that heat loss is a substantial issue, as well. “They’re loose, they leak, and they don’t keep out the cold,” Wait said, “so we’re spending money on oil that could be going to our outreach and mission efforts.” The church trustees determined that it would cost almost as much to repair the windows as to replace them. That was enough for the church council to give the go-ahead to raise the funds needed for full replacement. Campaign co-chair Kerry Johnson said the project is vitally important to the church, as it is the centerpiece of the town. “This is an historic building in an historic village, and we need to honor the village by keeping up this building,” he explained. Johnson said the church leaders also were looking for ways to save money over the long haul, so “the substantial energy savings generated by new windows is a big motivation.” He said that the new Pella windows will be double-paned with an ionfilled center, increasing the insulation efficiency. The mid-June installation date precedes the fundraising campaign completion because the church was able to realize a substantial savings by scheduling the earlier date. Johnson explained that a short-term advance from the church’s reserve account — to be repaid as soon as possible — made the arrangement possible. The congregation of the Waterford church numbers roughly 40 families. Through careful management of its resources and rare fundraising efforts, the church has been able to maintain its facilities over many years with the generosity of generations of Waterford residents. A fundraising event that will feature a lasagna dinner and a musical program by Vocal Solutions, is being planned for August 5 at the Wilkins House on Plummer Hill Road by the Church Activities Committee to supplement fundraising efforts. In addition, the family of former Waterford Congregational Church Moderator and longtime parishioner Fred Engdahl, who died last week at age 79, has requested that anyone wishing to make a donation in Engdahl’s memory may contribute to the WCC Windows Fund. For further information, please contact Ralph MacKinnon at 583-2037.

A WINDOWS OVER WATERFORD campaign has been launched by the Waterford Congregational Church as a fund drive to raise $25,000 to replace the church’s 24 windows on Sunday, June 5. After the worship service, members unveiled a sign to mark their progress, featuring an original photo by local photographer Daryl-Ann Leonard.

Clambake on Cabbage Island A trip to Boothbay Harbor/ Cabbage Island, sponsored by Harrison and Bridgton Recreation, will take place on Monday, Aug. 8. Cost is $82 (includes coach bus, boat and meal) for Harrison residents and $72 for Bridgton residents; $30 nonrefundable (after July 29) deposit due at signup and balance is due Monday, July 29. Sign up early since seating is limited. Contact Paula Holt at the Harrison Town Office (583-2241) or Gary Colello

at the Bridgton Town Office (647-8786) or stop by the Harrison or Bridgton Town Office to register. Time frame: 8 a.m. to 7-7:30 p.m. Itinerary/Menu: Leave Harrison Town Office Parking Lot for Boothbay Harbor aboard Custom Coach & Limo. Arrive Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy the different shops, galleries, and spe-

cialty stores. Be at Pier for Boarding the Bennie Alice with ticket in hand for a scenic tour of the harbor. Boothbay Harbor and Lighthouse Tour on the Bennie Alice begins. Arrive on Cabbage Island in Linekin Bay where Maine’s first and finest authentic Downeast Clambake awaits you! It includes N.E. Fish Chowder, two luscious bright red lob-

sters, tender white steamed clams, sweet golden corn on the cob, onion, new Maine potatoes, and for dessert enjoy Cabbage Islands famous blueberry cake with hot fresh coffee or iced tea. Note: Chicken available upon request. Please let Paula and Gary know. Leave Cabbage Island, arrive at pier and board bus to Harrison.

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Memorial Hospital names Area Events new medical director

M&D presents The Last Five Years CONWAY, N.H. — M&D Playhouse will be presenting The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown as directed by Mary Bastoni, and starring Matt West and Emy Holden of Fryeburg from Thursday through Saturday, June 9 to 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Your Theatre, 1857 White Mountain Highway, N.H. The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein (West), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt (Holden), a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance, and can be ordered by called 603-733-5275 or visiting www.

\NORTH CONWAY — Charles M. Sawyer, MD has been named medical director of Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department as of June 1. Dr. Sawyer has been a member of the emergency physician staff since 2008. A native of Texas, Dr. Sawyer received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas in San Antonio and completed his residency at the Brady Green Clinic, also in San Antonio. However, Dr. Sawyer said that during a first-time vacation visit with his wife to northern New Hampshire, they fell in love with the opportunity for four-season living and communities reminiscent of the rural area where he grew up. In 1998, Dr. Sawyer joined the medical staff at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, where he became medical director of their emergency services. Since that time, he received appointments to the medical staffs at other area hospitals including Memorial, Claremont’s Valley Regional, Littleton Hospital and New London Hospital. Dr. Sawyer is looking forward to taking on his new leadership role. “This is a phenomenal place to work,” he said. “I first

The Zany Majestic Bard

HARRISON — A lively, fun, and educational performance entitled “The Zany Majestic Bard: Celebrating the Inventive Language of Shakespeare,” will delight and surprise audiences of all ages, on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre. Presented in cooperation with the Harrison Village Library, the performance is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. The one-hour performance lecture has been created and performed by David Greenham. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to see Shakespeare performed by David and some special guests, and plenty of good jokes. The event is free and open to the public.

Tamworth Arts Council Benefit Auction

TAMWORTH, N.H. — The Arts Council of Tamworth invites the public to its Benefit Auction on Saturday, June 18 at Runnells Hall, Chocorua, N,H,, with auctioneers Tom Troon & Sons. Live auction begins at 7 p.m. Viewing, light refreshments and wines are available at 6 p.m. There’ll be Disney passes, great EVENTS, Page 8B

Dr. Charles Sawyer shown here with Memorial President and CEO Scott McKinnon. interviewed here in 1998 and have been on staff per diem for the last eight years. I’ve worked with the nurses, imaging, lab, the subspecialists — they’re all highly experienced professionals.”

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SEBAGO — Have you wondered what those flowers are that look a little like dandelions that pop up in your yard every spring? What about those tiny blue flowers that you know are not violets? Are you confused about golden thread or bloodroot? Come to Spaulding Memorial Library on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. to hear wildflower enthusiast Dianne Sinclair from Porter speak about these flowers and many more. Dianne has been stalking wildflowers in Northern New England since 1988. She leads a spring flower walk every year as part of OLLI at USM in Portland. Her PowerPoint presentation will sharpen your knowledge of local wildflowers and will include some curious facts. Did you know that a Jack-in-the-Pulpit can change its sex? She will also discuss where to find these and other beauties. This free presentation is part of the library’s Push Back the Stacks public performance series and is suitable for audiences of all ages. Spaulding Memorial Library is located in Sebago on Route 114 near the intersection of Route 11. For more information call 787-2321.

Arnie Bailey and Rob Thomas of Bridgton have a son, Logan Charles Thomas, born on May 13, 2016 at 7:55 a.m. at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Logan weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Logan joins siblings Natalie Thomas (age 6) and Riley Jordan (9). Maternal grandparent: Kathleen Bailey of Bridgton. Paternal grandparents: Carol Thomas and step-grandparent Jim Allen of Hiram; Larry R. Thomas Sr., of Clovis, N.M. Shaneda Harrington and Devin Knights of Bridgton have a son, Sawyer Edwin Knights, born on May 25, 2016 at 1:23 a.m. at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Sawyer weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He joins sibling Devin S. Knights. Maternal grandparents: Aurelia Georget, Don Harrington and Peter Frost. Paternal grandparents: Shannon Francis of Oxford and William Jordan of Florida. Dianne Sinclair



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said. “He’ll be in a clinical role as well as an administrative one, and we’re looking forward to his leadership and advocacy in quality and satisfaction improvement projects.” Dr. Sawyer and his wife, Linda, live in Lebanon, where she is a pharmacy director at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. They have 28-yearold twin daughters who live in New York and a 24-yearold daughter who lives in Washington, DC.

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by Ethel Gilmore-Hurst Lovell Correspondent 925-3226 er, with his need to find the love he needs and a more expanded world. His novels are ranked 24th in the top 100 of English -language novels in the 20th century. Books can be ordered through Minerva. For needed help, you can contact the library at 925-3177. The Alternate Center of Gravity will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. — make note that this is a new time. This event, with its potluck supper and group singing, is a great concept. This is how those who aren’t great singers can have fun and enjoy being part of a group. This a family event, so bring the kids so they can have a good time too. Did you ever wonder about herbs — their growing and use? Jean Ward will explain it all to you on Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m., when she tells all you need to know. The Liars’ Club will be meeting at the library on Friday, June 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. to tell some won-

derful story about their personal heroes. The name of the group is a misnomer, because the participant’s stories are all real, the truth, nothing but the truth. On June 17, the topic will be heroes, which could mean anyone who has had a profound impression on your life or someone who tickles your fancy. Come join the fun; all you have to do is put your name in the hat to tell a five-minute story; or just sit there and enjoy. Make a note to save the date of Tuesday, June 21, when the guest speaker at the library will be weatherman Kevin Mannix and his wife Linda Rota, who will talk about their book Weathering Shame. It should be an enlightening event. Lovell United Church of Christ Don’t forget to sign up for the Vacation Bible School at the church beginning on June 20. “Cave Quest” follows Jesus as the Light of the World for a week of fun

Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center. A contemporary dance company, Kizuna Dance, visits the DAC from New York City. Company director Cameron McKinney draws inspiration for his dances from Japanese culture and his experience as an African-American, resulting in a unique combination of street dance styles and contemporary floor work. The evening features three works of Kizuna Dance repertory. Suggested donation is $15.


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Mollyockett Chorus at Brick Church The next concert at the Brick Church will be on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Mollyockett Chorus will present the “Women’s Book Club.” This production blends barbershop music and humor to keep the audience entertained. The meetings include both humor and music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library The Library Writing Group will meet twice a month through the summer. The first meeting will be on Thursday, June 9, at 12:30 p.m. New members are invited to join during the summer. It’s helpful to have others read the material and give educated help to others. There will be no Brown Bag Chat in June. The group will continue on July 7, at noon. The next Adult Book Discussion group meeting will be Monday, June 13, at 1 p.m. The book chosen for discussion is Wimeburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life by Sherwood Anderson. In his book, Anderson reveals the many emotions of living in a small town. Included is the frustration of a young writ-

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Calendar BRIDGTON Thur., Jun. 9 — AARP Driver Safety Class, Community Center, 9 a.m. FMI: 647-3116. Sat., Jun, 11 — Cans For A Cure, bottle/can drive, benefits Maine Cancer Foundation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Food City. Sat., Jun. 11 — Gamers for Christ, Community Center, 6 p.m. Mon., Jun. 13 — Memory Mondays, support group for dementia/memory loss caregivers, 6 p.m. Bridgton Health Care. FMI: 647-8821. Mon., Jun. 13 — Community Band rehearsal, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections/Referendum, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Hall. Wed., Jun 15 — UM Cooperative Extension Garden Classes, 2:30-4 p.m., Topic: Home food preparation. Community Center. FMI: 6473116. Wed., Jun. 15 — Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Thur., Jun. 16 — Rotary Club Meeting, Community Center, 7:15 a.m. Thur., Jun. 16 — Diabetes Self-Management Classes begin, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Bridgton Hospital Boardroom. FMI: 647-6064. Thur., Jun. 16 — Annni Clark in Concert, 6:30 p.m., Noble House Inn, 81 Highland Rd. FMI:  647-3733, Fri., Jun. 17 — Girl Scouts, Community Center, 4 p.m. Sat., Jun. 18 — Walk with the Docs, Bob Dunning Bridge, 9-10 a.m. Pondicherry Park. Sat., Jun. 18 — Father’s Day Craft, 11 a.m., kids create special craft for dad, library. Mon., Jun. 20 — Foster Care Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Community Center. Mon., Jun. 20 — Community Band rehearsal, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. Tue., Jun. 21 — Summer Reading Registration Begins, sign up during library hours. Wed., Jun. 22 — Bridgton Bookies, The Black House by Peter May, 2 p.m., library. Wed., Jun. 22 — UMaine 4-H Program, 2:30 to 4 p.m., library. Wed., Jun. 22 — Author Event: Gerry Boyle, 6:30 to 8 p.m., library. BROWNFIELD Sun., Jun. 12 — Rec Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Community Center. Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections, polls open 8 a.m. to

8 p.m., Town Office. Wed., Jun. 15 — Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center. Thur., Jun. 16 — Brownfield Food Pantry, 1 - 5 p.m., 701 Pequawket Trl. FMI: 935:2333. Thur., Jun. 16 — First Aid & CPR Class, 6 to 9 p.m., Fryeburg Rescue Barn. Must preregister. Tue., Jun. 21 — Adult Play Group, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Center. CASCO Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Community Center. Wed., Jun. 15 — Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Central Fire Station. Mon., Jun. 20 — Casco Food Pantry, 6 - 7 p.m., Casco Alliance Church. FMI: 3445370. Tue., Jun. 21 — Lego Club, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., library. DENMARK Jun. 11 — Sat., Janoah Bailin from Circus Extraordinaire performs solo, 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. Donation $10. Tue., Jun. 14 — Songwriters Circle, Denmark Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jun. 17 — Contemporary dance by Kuzuna Dance, 7:30 p.m. Denmark Arts Center. Suggested donation $15. Sat., Jun. 18 — Open Mic, 7 p.m., Denmark Arts Center. FRYEBURG Sun., Jun. 12 — Tina Titzer’s School of Dance 24th Annual Dance Recital, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. $15 General Admission. Reservations, 207-935-4020. Sun., Jun. 12 — Annual Handbell Concert by First Congregational Church of Fryeburg, 2 p.m., church. Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., American Legion, Bradley St. Thur., Jun. 16 — Town Meeting, 6 p.m., Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. HARRISON Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections/Referendums, polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Town Office. Tue., Jun. 14 — Good Shepherd Food-Bank, United Parish Church, 77 Main St., 4:30-5:30 p.m., sponsor: Harrison Lions Club. Wed., Jun. 15 — Town Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. Sat., Jun. 18 — Famous Chicken Pie Supper, seatings 5 & 6 p.m., 7 if needed. $10/adults, $5 children under 12. Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. Res. Saturday morning only 9 a.m.noon at 583-9024.

LOVELL Mon., Jun. 13 — $2 a Bag Sale, Thrift Shop, United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Ctr. Lovell, 10 a.m.-noon. Mon., Jun. 13 — Adult book Discussion Group, 1 p.m., library. Wed., Jun. 15 — $2 a Bag Sale, Thrift Shop, United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Ctr. Lovell, 10 a.m.-noon. Thur., Jun. 16 — Alternate Center of Gravity, 5:30 p.m., library. Thur., Jun. 16 — Mollyockett Chorus performs “The Women’s Book Club”, Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Rd. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at door. FMI or 207-925-1500. Fri., Jun. 17 — Liars’ Club invites tellers and listeners on theme “Heroes”, noon-1:30 p.m. Charlotte Hobbs Library. FMI 207-925-3177. Sat., Jun. 18 — $2 a Bag Sale, Thrift Shop, United Church of Christ, Rte. 5, Ctr. Lovell, 10 a.m.-noon. Mon.-Fri., Jun. 20-24 — Vacation Bible School, “Cave Quest,” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ. NAPLES Sat., Jun. 11 — Baked Bean Supper, Edes Falls Sewing Circle, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Tue., Jun. 14 — Your Government, Your Neighborhood, with Dan Reardon of Sen. King’s office, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., library. Wed., Jun. 15 — Real Estate Q&A/Walk & Talk on Causeway with realtor Janice Jannetty, 6 p.m., Causeway. Fri., Jun. 17 — Benefit Golf Tournament in memory of Adam Perron, 3 p.m., Naples County Club. Sat., Jun. 18 — Third Annual Duck Drop, Naples Town Beach, during Blues Festival. Sat., Jun. 18 — Make Luxury Spa Gifts for Summer, 10 a.m. to noon, library. 6936841. Tue., Jun. 21 — Summer Reading Program registration begins, sign up during normal library hours. Wed., Jun. 22 — Let’s Talk About It, The Natural by Bernard Malamud, 2 p.m., library. RAYMOND Sat., Jun. 11 — Outdoor Yard Sale/Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church. Rain or shine. Sun., Jun. 12 — Library discussion on Children’s Internet Protection Act Policy, 8:30 a.m., library. Tue., Jun. 14 — Town Elections, polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jordan-Small Middle School. Wed., Jun. 15 — Make and Take Craft, 12:30 p.m., li-

brary. Wed., Jun. 15 — Maine author series, author Kevin Hancock, 6:30-8 p.m., library. SEBAGO Mon., Jun. 13 — Sebago Special Food Pantry, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. Wed., Jun. 15 — Presentation on history of “poor farms” of Windham, Sebago and other townships. Free event. Donations accepted. 7 p.m., Sebago Historical Society, 347 Convene Rd. SWEDEN Wed., Jun. 15 — Food Pantry, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sweden Church basement. FMI: 6474429/647-5399. AREA EVENTS Thur., Jun. 9 — Survivor Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. Thur.-Sat., Jun. 9-11 — M&D Playhouse presents The Last Five Years, 7:30 p.m., Your Theatre, 1857 White Mountain Hywy, Conway, N.H. FMI: 603-733-5275. Runs thru June 25. Sat., Jun. 11 — Texas Hold’em, Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills, Doors open 11 a.m., games begin at noon. Food/drink available. Sat., Jun. 11 — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club workshop, 1 p.m. Ox. Cty Extension Ctr, South Paris. Ken Record, speaker. FMI: Chris, Sat., Jun. 11 — Celebration Barn Theater, Molly Gawler’s Droplet Dance, 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or www. Tue., Jun. 14 — Felting with Nancy, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI: 890-7063. Thur., Jun. 16 — Zentengles with Nikki, 1-2 p.m., Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI: 890-7063. Thur., Jun. 16 — Adult Summer Reading Program, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe: Super Athletes and the Greatest race the World has Never Seen, Norway Library. FMI:  743-5309, ext.1 Thur., Jun. 16 — “Okay, Let’s Dance” presentation by Expansion Arts and Art Moves, 7 p.m., Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School. FMI: 743-5569, 890-0514. Thur., Jun. 16 — Historical program by Otisfield Historical Society on Great Oaks Camp, 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, 53 Bell Hill Rd., Otisfield. Sat., Jun. 18 — Texas Holdem, Jackson-Silver Post 68, American Legion, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin at noon. Sat., Jun. 18 — Public Baked Bean Supper, 4:30

A NEW SOLO ACT — Circus Extraordinaire performer Janoah Bailin will perform solo at the Denmark Arts Center on 
Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. A 
Portland juggler and all around circus extraordinaire, Bailin’s visit is part of a one-week residency at the Denmark Arts Center. Blending comedy, theater, circus and dance, the premiere of Janoah’s newest work is bound to entertain kids and adults of all ages! Suggested donation is $15. - 6 p.m., Adults/$8, children/$3.50. East Baldwin Church Parish Hall. Sat., Jun. 18 — Bean Supper w/ all the usuals. Seatings 5 & 6 p.m. $8. adults/ teens. Children free. North Windham Union Church, Rte. 302, Windham. Sat., Jun. 18 — Music with a Mission presents Rock My Soul Five, 7 p.m., No. Windham Union Church, 732 Roosevelt Trl. FMI: 892-7149. Sat., Jun. 18 — Celebration Barn Theater, Hillby — The Skinny German Juggling Boy, 8 p.m. For tickets call 743-8452 or www. Sun., Jun. 19 — FinnishAmerican Heritage Society monthly meeting, 2 p.m. at 8 Maple St., W. Paris. Film showing: Aatsinki-The Story of Arctic Cowboys.” Public welcome. ONGOING WEEKLY DAILY Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., St. Peter’s

Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton. O/D MONDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Walking Warriors, 7 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., meet at church across from Crystal Lake Park, Rte. 117, Harrison. Tai Chi in the Park, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Denmark Bicentennial Park, thru Aug. 22. Sebago Food Pantry, 9-10:30 a.m. (3:30-5:30 p.m. 2nd Mon.) Nazarene Church, Rte. 114. FMI: 274-1569. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Bridge, 1 p.m., Bradley St., Fryeburg. Runs year-round. Cribbage, 2 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Celebrate Recovery, Christ-based 12-step recovery program, 6-8 p.m., Lake Region Vineyard Church, 402 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-


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Country living

June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5B

Denmark Library sale success Annual handbell of course, those who purchased plants, books and baked goods. A special shout out goes Maine Morning Micro Roasters for roasting a special library blend coffee to sell at Kate’s Café at the sale. This year’s Growers Award was presented to Christine Gouterman for her tireless efforts and contribu-

Two LEA walks

• Guided walk through your Guidebooks: Tuesday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon. Ever get frustrated with your plant guidebook, or have never used one before? Join LEA educator Alanna Doughty for a morning at Holt Pond working to identify wetland plant species along the boardwalk. We will learn how to use several different guidebooks and practice identifying new and known species until we are feeling confident enough to take on any flora taxonomic challenge! Two books that we love are Freshwater Wetlands by Dennis Magee, and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb — go see our friends at Bridgton Books to pick up a copy! If you have a different guide, feel free to bring it! It will be best if you have your own copy to practice with. We will have a couple on hand, and many different kinds to peruse. Free for LEA members, $5 non-members. Easy to moderate hike, please bring adequate shoes, snack and water. FMI and to sign up: alanna@ • Holt Pond Guided Family Walk: Friday, June 17, 9 a.m. to noon. A perfect way to ring in the summer! Lakes Environmental Educator and Naturalist Mary Jewett will introduce you and your family to the magic of Holt Pond. This amazing preserve right in our backyard provides us a unique opportunity to get up close to wetlands, a beaver house and dam, and a number of exciting animals and plants. The big theme is getting outside together and having fun! Families are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, comfortable hiking attire, water and snacks for an exciting morning of discovery. Free for LEA members, $5 non-members. FMI and to sign up:

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5439. Coed Adult Basketball, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 583-2241. Bridgton Community Band, 7 p.m., Stevens Brook Elem. School. FMI: info@ Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. ODLH Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. TUESDAYS Jeanette’s Free Clothing Closet, 9 to 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Bridgton. Chickadee Quilters, 9:30 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Tai Chi Maine, Set Practice, 10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center,

Fryeburg Academy. Naples Food Pantry, 10 to 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Village Green. FMI: 595-2754. Bridgton Food Pantry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Methodist Church, 98 Main St., Bridgton. FMI: 647-4476. Bridge, 12:15 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Cards/Board games, noon to 2:30 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room. Pokemon Club, 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Taoist Tai Chi, 6:30 p.m.., Bridgton Community Center. Harrison Food Pantry, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Adventist Church, 2 Naples Rd. FMI: 583-6178. Adult Volleyball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brownfield Community Center. Al-Anon Bridgton, 7 p.m. Newcomers Meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open Meeting, St. Joseph Catholic Church. AA Step Mtgs., 7 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. WEDNESDAYS Free Breakfast & Fellowship, 7:30 to 10 a.m. thru April 27, United Methodist

tions over the years to make the plant sale a continued success. This year the library is grateful to all their supporters who have donated redeemable bottles to the Library’s CLYNK account. Through the “Bottles for Books” program, you can put your beverage containers to good use. Just pick up a free CLYNK Bag with the library’s identifier label at the library, fill it with returnable bottles/cans, and take it to the Hannaford Supermarket in Bridgton. Or leave your bottles

at the Denmark Library or in the designated receptacle at Jimbob’s. Hannaford will then credit the Library’s CLYNK account and the money goes to more library resources! The Denmark Library is planning new programs and more extensive computer services. If you are interested in adding your enthusiasm and ideas to make the library flourish, volunteers hope you will join them. Please be in touch with Amy March at or call 4522493.

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Monday, June 13 — Thursday, June 16 MONDAY: Chef’s Choice, hot and cold veggie bar, fruit, milk. TUESDAY: Chef’s Choice, hot and cold veggie bar, fruit, milk. WEDNESDAY: Chef’s Choice, hot and cold veggie bar, fruit, milk. THURSDAY: No lunch, early release, last day of school.

SAD #61 Middle School

Monday, June 13 — Thursday, June 16 MONDAY: Chef’s Choice, deli sandwich, hot and cold veggie bar, milk. TUESDAY: Bosco sticks w/marinara, chicken nuggets w/roll, dipping sauce, deli sandwich, three bean salad, fruit, milk. WEDNESDAY: Baked chicken patty or fish burger on whole grain bun, deli sandwich, carrot sticks and cucumber coins, fruit, milk. THURSDAY: No lunch, early release, last day of school. Church, 1000 Roosevelt Trail, Naples. Sponsored by NUMC Group. Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Crafty Critters, 9 a.m. to noon, Harrison Fire Station Community Room. FMI: 5832241. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Senior Lunch, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Ping Pong, 1-3 p.m., Harrison Fire Station Community Room, Harrison. Over 40 Pickleball, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Harrison Elementary School. FMI: 583-2241. Bible Study, 6 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Pickleball, 7 p.m., Casco Community Center Gym. FMI: 627-4187. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. THURSDAYS AA Step-Meeting, 9 a.m., Step Sisters 6 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond.

Tai Chi Maine, Beginner Class, 10 a.m., Town Hall, North High St., Bridgton. The Academy Collects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy. Casco/Naples Senior Meal Site, noon, Casco Fire Station. Card games before, bingo after. FMI: 627-4044. Gathering Place Support Group, noon, Bridgton Community Center. Pinochle, 1 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Free Community Kettle Supper, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Chickadee Quilters, 6:30 p.m. Bridgton Community Center. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Open Meeting, Naples Town Hall. NA Women’s Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sweden Rd., Bridgton.

concert Sunday in Fryeburg

FRYEBURG — The First Congregational Church (UCC) of Fryeburg is presenting its 5th annual Handbell Concert on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Once again, these special guests will be the Praise Ringers from Ridley Park, Pa. Presbyterian Church. The Praise Ringers have performed in and around the Philadelphia area, including the Raleigh Ringers arrangement of Stars and Stripes Forever, which will be included in this concert. Joining them on stage as featured guest musicians are Kate Jensik (cello) of Concord, N.H., and Alex Ricks (violin) of Fryeburg. Kate has a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, studied at the Janacek Academy of Music in the Czech Republic and has participated in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma. Alex was graduated from University of Texas with a degree in violin performance and has performed with several symphony orchestras, most recently in Chattanooga, where she got to perform with — Yo-Yo Ma. Music Director John Waldie of First Congregational has also recruited other local musicians, including several Fryeburg Academy music students. The concert is free and donations will be freely accepted and appreciated.

Shop Hannaford, support LELT Grocery shoppers are encouraged to support the Loon Echo Land Trust by shopping at Hannaford supermarket during the month of June. When you pick up a blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag at the Bridgton Hannaford, Loon Echo Land Trust receives $1! Help support LELT and purchase the blue bag with the good karma message! Visit for details!

FRIDAYS Jumpin’ Janes Senior Fitness, 9-10 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. FMI: 647-2402. Taoist Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Bridgton Community Center. Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Charlotte Hobbs Library, Lovell. Tai Chi Maine, Beginner Practice, 10 a.m., Bridgton Town Hall, No. High St. Free Beginners Spanish Class, 3 to 4 p.m. downstairs, Bridgton Library. Over 40 Men’s Basketball, 4 p.m., Brownfield/Denmark School. SATURDAYS Bridgton Farmers Market, 8-1, Community Center back side of parking lot. Sebago Clothes Closet, 9 a.m. to noon, Warming Hut, Rte. 114, Sebago, next to Nazarene Church.

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AA Meeting, O/BB/D/A/L, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m., Lovell Church of Christ, 1174 Main St., Lovell. AA Beginner’s & Group Mtgs., 7 to 8 p.m., Clyde Bailey Center, 1311 Roosevelt Trl., Raymond. SUNDAYS Ping Pong, 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Bridgton. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Harrison Congregational Church.




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Country living

Page 6B, The Bridgton News, June 9, 2016

Mollyockett Chorus at Brick Church on June 14 LOVELL — Have you heard The Mollyockett Chorus — that imaginative, talented, and often very funny group of singing women from Oxford, Androscoggin, and Cumberland counties? If you have, you’ll want to hear them again! Their next appearance will be on Thursday, June 14, at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts in Lovell. The title of the chorus’s new show, “The Women’s Book Club,” gives just a hint of the Chorus’s famous talent for parody. Expect a very lively, beautifully-rehearsed, harmonious, and hilarious show. “A little chit-chat, but mostly singing,” says Jolan Ippolito, “along with some playful twisting of book titles!” The Mollyockett Chorus began in Norway, Maine, with a core group of eight or ten enthusiastic women. They obtained their charter in 1996 as a chapter of Sweet Adelines

International, the world’s largest nonprofit music education association for women singers. Since that time, the chorus has performed all over the tri-county area. They present shows and “sing-outs” in full costume and makeup and also do choreo routines. They produce shows of their own and have sung with other choruses at Deertrees Theater in Harrison, All-Souls Chapel at Poland Spring, the Sawyer Foundation in Greene and in many community settings. In addition, the Mollyockett Chorus sings regularly in nursing homes, churches, and for veterans’ organizations such as the American Legion. The Chorus sings a combination of upbeat songs, ballads and popular show tunes in four-part a capella harmony, often called “barbershop” style. Their diverse and entertaining programs often develop a humorous theme, as in this year’s show. The Mollyockett Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts at 502 Christian Hill Road (just off Route 5) in Lovell. Tickets are CHORUS PRESENTS NEW SHOW — The Mollyockett Chorus will perform at Lovell’s Brick Church for the available at the door: adults Performing Arts in Lovell on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. $10, children 12 and under $5. Refreshments will be served. For more information, go to or call 207-925-1500. Feeding for Jesus Bridgton Community Center Hunger Relief” benefits In order to walk, all you Ministries (FFJM) is host- and the Magic Lantern, right local hunger relief initia- need to do is have people ing “Rise Up and Walk outside the bridge entrance. tives, including the FFJM sponsor you and/or sponsor for Hunger Relief,” a fun- Registration begins at 8:15 Weekend Food Bag Program yourself. With just a few draising walk through a.m. and the walk begins at for SAD 61, and the fol- sponsors you can make a big Pondicherry Park, on 9 a.m. Refreshments will be lowing local food pan- difference. Share with your Saturday, June 25, begin- available for walkers in the tries: Bridgton — United friends how their donations ning at 9 a.m. There will Bridgton Community Center Methodist Church, Casco to your walk will help feed be a number of alternate from 9:30 a.m. to noon. — Casco Alliance Church, those in need. Mon.–Thurs. 9 to 5 We accept VISA routes, some short, some Prizes will be awarded for Casco Village Church, For more information or Fri. 9 to 6, Sat. 9 to 5 M/C long, through the beautiboth individuals and busiNaples — United Methodist to download a sponsorship Sun. 10 to 4 DEBIT ful Pondicherry Park trails, ness/civic groups who raise Church, CrossWalk form, visit www.feedingEBT 207-647-9998 starting at the Bob Dunning the most funds before or on Community Outreach, e-mail feedingbridge. We’ll meet in the the day of the walk. Harrison — Seventh Day or call 19 Sandy Creek Rd., Bridgton parking lot between the “Rise Up and Walk for Adventist Church. Nancy at 647-4459.

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Country living

June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 7B

Concert features original classic compositions FRYEBURG — A full concert of original classical compositions by Ken Turley entitled “3s and 4s” will be featured on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. in the Gibson Music Hall building on the Fryeburg Academy campus. A suggested donation of $10 benefits Mountain Top Music Center. Performers include Mountain Top faculty Chris Nourse, Laurie Turley, Jenny Huang-Dale, and former faculty member Doris Henney. They will be joined by members of the Prospero string quartet and classical guitarist Paul Kneller. The concert program includes two trios for classical guitar, violin, and cello; duets for strings composed by Ken and Laurie Turley; and Turley’s Piano Quartet no. 1 for piano, flute, violin, and cello. Call 447-4737 for more information.

Memory Mondays

Memory Mondays, for caregivers and loved ones of those who have dementia or memory loss, are held the second Monday of every month at Bridgton Health & Residential Care Center (Portland Road in Bridgton) at 6 p.m. For more information, call (207) 647-8821.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS — Mountain Top Music faculty members Doris Henney, Chris Nourse, Laurie Turley, and Jenny Huang-Dale rehearse for this Sunday’s “3s and 4s” concert of original compositions by local composer Ken Turley starting at 4 p.m., in the Gibson Music Hall at Fryeburg Academy. The program includes two trios for classical guitar, violin, and cello; duets for strings; and Piano Quartet no. 1 for piano, flute, violin, and cello. A suggested donation of $10/person benefits Mountain Top Music Center.

Retired educators to meet at Otisfield church EAST OTISFIELD — The Oxford Educators Association-Retired will meet Friday, June 17 at the East Otisfield Baptist Church, Rayville Road in Otisfield. Sign-ins will begin at 10:30, followed by a business meeting, then dinner served by members of the church. The program will be a memorial service for educators who passed away during the last year. Although it is a solemn occasion, we think it is important to remember their

contributions and to celebrate their lives. The May meeting was held at the Bethel Alliance Church, which was well attended. Those who went to the state convention for retired teachers told us about the table they created which reviewed OCEA-R’s activities during the year. The theme was “Celebrate Maine.” The program for May was presented by Nghia Ha, whose topic was “Rumford, A Maine Mill Town.” Nghia

came to Rumford from Vietnam when she was 15 years old. When she came to America, she had been taught one English word, “Hello.” When people began saying “Hi” to her, she had no idea what they were saying. She wanted to know about her new hometown, and in her effort to do so, she found a book in her school library that had been put together by the local historical society. She was on her way to becoming very involved in the work of local historical societies. She has

earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Maine at Augusta through their University College site in Mexico and an A.S in Pulp and Paper Technology from Kennebec Valley Community College. Nghia told the group that the Rumford Area Historical Society and the Mexico Historical Society are staffed entirely by volunteers and any funds come from fundraisers and contributions. This presents challenges to

the societies. In fact, the Peru Historical Society may soon be dissolved. Local societies, including the Dixfield Historical Society are looking for volunteers willing to do such work as greeting visitors, tracing genealogies, writing grants, or scan-

ning photos. Nghia reported that the next big project for Rumford is to digitize the large microfilm collection of the Rumford Falls Times. Her presentation was informative and very interesting. The fundraiser for June is a money basket.

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(Continued from Page 2B) local gift certificates, food items and handmade gifts, and paintings from the Stephen M. Spalding art collection. Auction proceeds support school and communitywide artist residencies, free community workshops and Choose Your Own Ticket Price performances, and this year also support the Tamworth 250th Mosaic Project.

Bean Supper in Naples

The United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship will be serving an old-fashioned Bean Supper on Saturday, June 11 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The menu includes: beans, hot dogs, chop suey, potato salad, cole slaw, homemade rolls and desserts. Cost per person will be $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The church is located at 1000 Roosevelt Trial in Naples. All are welcome.

Upcoming Craft/Bake Sale

The Bridgton United Methodist Church will be holding a Bake & Craft Sale on the 4th of July from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Crafters are wanted. Please call Fern at 272-0495 for more information.

Fryeburg Harbor Supper

There will be a Bean Supper on Saturday, June 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 434 McNeil Rd., Fryeburg Harbor. Adults are $8. The menu is: fresh baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, homemade brown bread, cole slaw and cake.

Otisfield Community Lunch

An Otisfield Community Lunch will be held on Wednesday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Hall on Rte. 121. The menu will be: BBQ chicken, peas, salads, assorted desserts, juice, coffee and tea. Free but donations accepted. If you are willing to cook, please leave a message for Virginia Noble at 539-4027. If you need a ride, please call Nancy Coombs at 627-4374. If you can help at the lunch or to set up, please call Dave McVety at 539-4368. Crafter Fredericka Collins will have a table for display and some items for sale. A hearty thank you is sent to Janet Douglas, who has served faithfully on the Social Outreach Committee since 2012. Janet has cooked delicious food, bought food and supplies, done inventory, stored food, managed the kitchen, washed and ironed tablecloths and served as a leader on the committee. Thank you, also, to Alan Douglas for his quiet, capable hands in helping with set up for the past four years.

Hey everyone, don’t forget the Edes Falls Sewing Circle Supper. It’s Saturday, June 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. We will have two kinds of beans, potato salad, coleslaw, chop suey, hot dogs, jellied salads, pink stuff, homemade biscuits, and homemade pies. We also have a raffle going on for an afghan and lap robe, hand made. It will be drawn in November at our Ho, Ho Sale, with the proceeds going to help repair the church belfry, along with new screens and window repair, so we can


by Cheryl Harmon Naples Correspondent 207-210-7337 open them, new screen doors and anything else that needs doing. So come and enjoy, and maybe you, too, can win a pie on a raffle. June primaries are on June

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Moore Park poster artist announced Paris resident, volunteer and photographer Paula Prentiss Kurtz has been selected to create the official poster for this year’s Moore Park Art Show in South Paris. From the time she was a young girl, Kurtz had a deep attachment to the historic hills, gardens, properties and people of Paris, Maine. It was the main inspiration for her photography, second only to her beloved animals. The organizers of the Moore Park Art Show are pleased to select Kurtz to provide the featured art for the 2016 limited-print poster. Each year, the artwork of Paris, Maine, is featured on the poster, which promotes the July 31 (rain date Aug. 6) art show with the intent to illuminate the beauty of Paris. “It is not only for the beauty and talent of her work that Mrs. Kurtz was chosen as the 2016 poster artist,”

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‘Coop’ sparks Raider uprising By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer FRYEBURG — With her team in need of a spark, Makayla Cooper delivered in a big way. Cooper slammed a drive off the centerfield fence, scoring courtesy runner Caroline Condon from first base leading to a big inning as sixth-seeded Fryeburg Academy (12-5) blanked 11th-seed Mountain Valley 5-0 in a Class B preliminary softball tourney game Tuesday. With rain in the forecast (and it poured for a short time late in the contest), Cooper provided the thunder Fryeburg needed as the Raiders struggled offensively through the first three frames. “We needed a spark. A little bit of scouting I had on them was that she (the Falcon’s pitcher) was going to pitch a lot outside. We worked on it, but came out a little sluggish. We couldn’t hit that outside pitch,” Raider Coach Fred Apt said. “When Coop got that hit (with two out), it was a big spark. And, her base running was outstanding. I pinch run for her most of the season, but knowing now that I need

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RAIDERS SNAG A PLAYOFF WIN — Fryeburg Academy advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class B softball tournament with a 5-0 win over Mountain Valley Tuesday. Strong defensive play, including this catch by second baseman Julia Quinn keyed the win. FA plays at Greely today. (Photo by Lakyn Osgood/FA) her, I’m going to have her run. She’s fast.” The Falcons executed relay throws perfectly with Condon just getting under the tag at home plate on a throw that was just a little high. Cooper motored into third base, which was heads up base running because on the next pitch, Tina LeBlanc lined a drive into left field to make it 2-0. Fryeburg had found its rhythm. Brooke Juneau put a hard grounder into the shortstop hole, and beat out a low throw to first base.

After a walk to Faith Pelkie, Chloe Coen connected just enough to send the ball up the middle for a RBI single. Mackenzie Buzzell kept the rally going with a line shot to left on the first pitch she saw to score another run. Julia Quinn made a strong bid to add to the Raider lead with a hard drive to the left, but the Falcon’s shortstop gloved it and forced Pelkie at third to end the inning. “After Coop’s hit, we became a little more aggressive. Julia’s hit to end the inning was hit hard into the (shortstop) hole and

we thought it was going through. Their shortstop made a nice play. Mountain Valley played pretty good defense,” Coach Apt said. Up 4-0, the Raiders added another run in the fifth as Cooper walked with two out, and then scored when LeBlanc uncorked a laser to left that scooted past the Falcon outfielder for a RBI double. Meanwhile, junior hurler Nicole Bennett was in full control. She allowed a walk in the first, retired the Falcons in order in the secADVANCE, Page 3C

Just Desserts served up to Laker athletes As Lake Region Principal E. Erik Good listened to coaches talk about athletes they selected to receive Varsity Club Awards presented last week at Just Desserts, he created a list: Dedication...Hard work...Motivated...Unselfish... and Leadership. Indeed, the “best of the best” fit the bill. Presented Varsity Club Awards — given to the student who has exemplified outstanding qualities in a sport, may be for ability, improvement, attitude, desire, cooperation or any combination of these — were: Volleyball, Catherine Christiansen Golf: Tyler Walker Girls’ Soccer, Devynn Turner Boys’ Soccer, Connor Andrews Field Hockey, Rachel Bell Football, Dan Neault Cross-Country, Nick Scarlett and Addie Blais Indoor Track, Hannah Chadwick and Dakota Stover Winter Cheerleading, Casey Wentworth Girls’ Basketball, Spencer True Boys’ Basketball, Jackson Lesure Ice Hockey, Nick Lepage Alpine Skiing, Paige Davis and Taylor Davis Tennis, Spencer True Girls’ Track & Field, Samantha DeSouza Boys’ Track & Field, Marcus DeVoe Boys’ Lacrosse, Keegan Wilcox Girls’ Lacrosse, Molly Christensen JUST DESSERTS, Page 2C

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TRACK & FIELD The Raiders traveled up to Mount Desert Island for the State Meet this past Saturday, June 4. It proved to be a very long day, but one filled with highlights. Boys: FA only scored nine points, which placed the team 18th out of 26 schools, all of which came from distance events. Brian Ward/Sims finished third in the race walk, setting a new school record of 7:39.05 (winning time was 7:07.74). This qualifies Brian for Nationals to be held in North Carolina in two weeks. “Awesome job by this young man,” Coach Kevin McDonald said. Brian was also a member of the 4x800 relay that saw the podium. Patrick Carty, Max Kummer and Christian Bedell made up the rest of the team. Christian ran an absolute awesome anchor as he caught and passed the runner from MDI at the finish line to secure seventh place (8:56.76, winning time was by Greely in 8:21.95). Patrick Carty ran to a sixth place finish in the two-mile with a time of 10:10.77 after running the mile in 4:46.47. A great way to end a stellar high school  career. Girls: Anna Lastra left a lasting impression on what it means to be a “Track and Field athlete.” Anna ran four events, “the Quad.” Many don’t like to double, few like to triple and it is a rare athlete that will take on “the Quad.” Anna found the podium in each of her events — 4x800 relay (second in 9:56.55 with Irina Norkin, Zoe Maguire and Emily Carty; York won in 9:51.62), mile run (third in 5:16.43, winning time was 5:12.59), two-mile run (third in 11:26.49, winning time was 11:12.14) and the 4x400 relay (seventh in 4:23.59 with Olivia Pelkie, Emily McDermith and Emily Carty; York won in 4:11.70). “A truly unbelievable day for this young lady. Anna did not win a state title on Saturday. However, she won way more in the minds of many that witnessed this incredible performance. My hat is off to Anna. Saturday was more than anyone could ask for,” Coach McDonald said. Right behind Anna was sophomore Emily Carty, who also did the distance Quad and found the podium in three events — fifth in the 1600 meters in 5:27.04. Also having a fantastic day was Irina Norkin. Irina ran a strong leg on the relay and came back to take 10 seconds from her mile best. Em will represent the Academy in the open mile and the 4x800 relay at New England’s this coming Saturday in Connecticut. Joining Em on the relay will be Anna, Zoe Maguire and Irina Norkin. Anna will compete in the open mile along with the open two-mile, as well as the relay. Should be a great day in New Britain, Conn. as these athletes end their season. The girls finished in 11th place of 27 teams at states and the future looks bright going forward. “These results lend testament to Coach Miller’s program. She has brought the distance athletes along perfectly this season. I am so happy to have Coach Miller on board. Not only is she a talented coach, but a great role model for our athletes,” Coach McDonald said. BOYS’ LACROSSE Raiders 23, Lake Region 9: In the final contest of the regular season played in Fryeburg on Wednesday, June 1, the Raiders defeated the Lakers 23-9 on senior night. With the win, the Raiders finished the season 7-5, which is the best record Fryeburg has ever had in the regular season, and advanced to the playoffs. The Lakers fell to 0-12. Having played two weeks ago in a closely-contested game, which the Raiders won 10-8, Fryeburg sent an early message just 8 seconds into the game when Caleb Eklund put the ball past Laker goalie Taylor Davis. Lake Region tied the contest when Nick LePage slipped one past senior goalie Chase Coen, playing in the cage on senior night. With the score tied at 1, the Raiders scored seven unanswered goals to send a message that the Raiders didn’t want to lose the contest on senior night. Evan Caracciolo got things going with a man-up goal at the 5:06 mark on RAIDER RECAPS, Page 2C

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Lakers 13, Waynflete 9: The Lakers saved their best game for last, beating Waynflete 13-9 and securing home field advantage in the playoffs. The Lakers were scheduled to host the Flyers Wednesday at 6 p.m. The winner advances to Saturday’s second round at Kennebunk. The Lakers opened a quick 3-0 lead and never trailed the Flyers. Lindsey Keenan had two goals and eight assists along with Lauren Jakobs five goals. Rachel Shanks had another strong game on offense with three goals and two assists. Grace Farrington, Aisley Sturk and Melissa Bonenfant rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece. Paige Davis and Aisley Sturk both played tremendous defense from the midfield position. The defensive unit, consisting on Molly Christensen, Rachel Bell, Katie Throgmorton and Hailey Parsons did a great job of controlling a very quick Waynflete offense, according to LR Coach David Keenan. The Lady Lakers finished their regular season with an 8-4 record. TRACK & FIELD At the State Meet held Saturday at Mount Desert Island, top Laker results were: Hannah Chadwick finished third in the triple jump with a personal record (PR) of 33-feet 6.25-inches. Marcus DeVoe tied for third in the high jump with his jump of 5-feet-10. Catherine Christiansen placed seventh in the 400 meters with a 1.5 second PR of 1:02.66. Dakota Stover placed seventh in the 400 meters with a 1 second PR of 53.53 seconds. Thomas Noble made the finals of the shot put with a PR of almost 3 feet (40-feet 6-inches). He entered the meet ranked 27th and finished eighth! Meghan Boos PRed for the second consecutive week in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time was 18.05 seconds. “It’s sad to realize the season is over, but it was a lot of fun,” Laker Coach Mark Snow said. “I am looking forward to next year and our summer camp this June for kids entering Grades 1-7.”

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CONGRATS ON HIS 300TH — Lake Region girls’ basketball team members presented Coach Paul True with yellow roses at Just Desserts in honor of his 300th win this past season, which came against Cape Elizabeth. Pictured with Coach True, from left to right, Aisely Sturk, Melody Millett, Kaylyn Jordan, Kristen Huntress, Chandler True, Brooke Harriman, Melissa Bonefant, Lauren Jakobs, Spencer True and Rachel Shanks.

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(Continued from Page 1C) Softball, Jackie Morse Baseball, David Robbins Spring All-Academic Athletes Nicholas Wandishin, baseball Grace Farrington, girls’ lacrosse Molly Christensen, girls’ lacrosse Keyana Prescott, track & BALL FOR EACH WIN inside a container presented by field Nick Scarlett, track & field Coach John Mayo (right) to Coach Paul True. Matt Stenger, track & field Marcus DeVoe, track & field Lily Charpentier, tennis Victoria Kauffman, tennis Kaytlyn Terry, tennis Special Awards Rick Worthley (Golf) Award: Nick Scarlett Carol Youker Award: Taylor Davis. 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 John Mayo Nick Scarlett Outing Club director. Once Coach of the Year Rick Worthley Award she took her first steps, Carol quickly advanced to skiing door recreation. She returned ity. She was enthusiastic, full on her own. She skied for to New England after gradu- of life and fun to be around. the Bridgton High School ation ands taught skiing in The award goes to someone girls’ ski team and was on Maine and New Hampshire. who demonstrates all of these the first Lake Region H.S. Carol died in a car accident in qualities. ski team in 1970. Carol was New Hampshire in 1977. This Sonja Flanagin a ski instructor at Pleasant memorial award was estab- Kenniston Award to the Mountain before attending lished to remember Carol’s outstanding female athlete: and graduating from Rocky skill and love for skiing, but Spencer True. Mountain College in Billings, also ass much for her happy Sonja Flanagin Kenniston Mont., with a degree in out- nature and likeable personalDESSERTS, Page 4C

(Continued from Page 1C) a feed from Caleb Eklund to give the Raiders the 2-1 lead, which they would never give up. Evan would get the second of his seven goals when Ryan Caracciolo found his brother wind open at the 3:53, to give the FA the 3-1 lead. Jeremiah Schrader scored at 3:25 on an assist from R. Caracciolo and freshman Caleb Bowles got into the scoring column on an assist from Jared Chisari with 2:47 to play. Ryan Caracciolo scored the next two goals for Fryeburg giving them a 7-1 lead with 2:22 left in the first quarter of play. Mason LaPlante stopped FA’s run with 1:04 to play in the quarter. The Raiders would score one more time in the quarter with three seconds left when Jeremiah Schrader fed Evan Caracciolo to give the Raiders an 8-2 lead. Lake Region regrouped to start the second quarter scoring the first two goals. Zeke Tocci tallied first at 9:31 to cut the lead to 8-3. Mason LaPlante cut the Fryeburg lead to 8-4 with 8:15 left in the quarter. E. Caracciolo stopped this run for the Raiders when Schrader found him open on the left wing with 7:46 left in the quarter upping the lead to 9-4. The Lakers scored a man-up goal at 7:09 when Mason LaPlante fed Paul Walker for a nice quick stick goal. With a player locked into the penalty box, the Raiders scored five unanswered manup goals to put the contest out of reach, 14-5. Jake Maidment scored the first goal at 3:45, E. Caracciolo followed at 3:15, Jared Chisari at 3:08, R. Caracciolo at 2:50 and Evan Caracciolo finished it up with 59 ticks left. Laker Region’s Hunter Russo stopped the blitz with 46 seconds left in the half. Freshman standout FA goalie Yukon King shut out the Lakers in the third quarter stopping all nine shots he faced. The Raider offense continued to chug along, scoring six goals in the quarter. Markus Schneider netted a shorthanded goal at 8:37 to give the Raiders a 15-6 advantage. Caleb Eklund scored a manup goal at 7:32. E. Caracciolo found the cage on a feed from Owen Feider-Sullivan to up the lead to 17-6 at 7:21. Jared Chisari at 6:17, Nick Landano at 2:22, andf Schrader finished the scoring with 18 seconds left on the clock. In the fourth quarter, the

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EMILY CARTY and her FA teammates had another strong showing in the relays at the State Meet. Raiders tallied first when Landano scored his second goal of the contest, upping the lead to 21-6. Lake Region’s Hunter Russo cut into the lead at 8:20 on a man-up goal and the lead down to 21-7. Liam Chisari scored his first career goal at Fryeburg Academy with 5:45 showing on the clock for a 22-7 lead. Landano recorded the hat trick with 4:30 remaining in the game. Lake Region netted the last two goals off reserve FA goalie Case Coen. The first coming at 1:58 when Taylor Davis came out of the cage for Lake Region and played midfield to score and cut the lead to 23-8. The Lakers scored with two seconds left on the clock as Nick LePage tallied an unassisted goal. Fryeburg had a 40-21 shot advantage. King made 10 saves and Coen 2, while LR netminders Davis had 16 saves and Keegan Wilcox one. The Raiders were set to play yesterday, Wednesday, June 8 in the quarterfinals as the fifth seed taking on the fourth-seeded Waynflete. The

Raiders lost to the Flyers a month ago, 14-8 and hope to gain revenge against Waynflete. The two teams also played in the quarterfinals last year with Waynflete coming out on top. SOFTBALL Raiders 16, Lake Region 0: Nicole Bennett homered twice and drove in five runs and Mackenzie Buzzell went 4-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI to lead Fryeburg Academy to a 16-0 win over Lake Region in a five-inning game in Naples in the season finale. Bennett drilled a shot over the centerfield fence to trigger an eight-run first inning for the Raiders. She added a three-run homer in the third inning as FA opened up a 15-0 lead. Bennett had a no-hitter until Lake Region (2-14) freshman Haley Fernald lined a 3-2 pitch up the middle for a single with two out in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ali Sawyer followed with a bloop single down the left field line. Lexi L’Heureux-Carland and Chloe Coen each doubled for the Raiders, who touched up Laker pitching for 12 hits.

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June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3C

FA summer camps FIELD HOCKEY Raider Head Coach Dede Frost runs a youth field hockey camp the first week of preseason each year. This year, it will be the week of Aug. 15 — Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $50. Ages K-8 are welcome. The camp will be held at the Fryeburg Recreation Fields. Registration forms will be posted on the Fryeburg Recreation web page. Call Coach Frost for more information at 9353344. BOYS’ BASKETBALL FA Coaches Sedge Saunders and Sean Watson will be he holding a basketball camp for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 8. The camp has two sessions — June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. It is open to kids from the Lake Region area along with Fryeburg Academy and Mt. Washington Valley. For more information, contact Coach Saunders at 542-9369. The cost of the camp is $50 for one week and $90 for two.

In honor of Bruce Bridgton Academy is proud to announce the recent rededication of the Bridgton Ice Arena. As of May 7, 2016, this community landmark has now been STATE CHAMPS AGAIN — The Fryeburg Academy girls Ultimate team won another state title. Pictured are: front officially renamed the Chalmers Ice Arena. row, left to right, Elise Richardson, Samara Morris, Emery O’Connell, Esmeralda Hernandez, Olivia Thomson and In recognition of his unwavering dedication to the Bridgton Kaylee Barboza; back row, Coreen Eccleston (assistant coach), Erin Richardson, Mae Milo, Ella Forbes, Emmajo community, Bridgton Academy, and the greater western Maine Armington, Bridget Bailey, Anna Mahanor, Kaylin Delaney, Abby Davis, Katherine Parker, Zinnia Hansler, Emily region, a decision was made earlier this year to officially Strahler (head coach) and Ariel Fogden (manager). rename the Bridgton Ice Arena to honor the visionary, dreamer, and leader who made our community’s ice arena possible nearly two decades ago: Mr. Bruce Chalmers. Since its public opening in 1998, the Chalmers Ice Arena has served as western Maine’s one and only ice arena; ushering in a new era in athletics for the region’s youth, and creating a generation of hockey and figure skating enthusiasts.  In (Continued from Page 1C) right field. Bennett retired the solid.” a 2-1 win in extra innings the 18 years since it officially opened, your community’s ice ond, and worked out of a next 11 hitters she faced to Coach Apt also praised over the Raiders to start the ICE ARENA, Page 4C semi jam in the third. With notch the shutout. the work of his junior pitch- season and a 6-1 win back on one out, Casey Thibodeau “I’m happy to get the first er, who struck out four and May 16. reached on an error and stole one out of the way,” Coach allowed two hits. “Going into Greely, we second base. But, Bennett Apt said. “Getting Tina “Nicole has been steady need to score earlier than AND retired Emily Lobauskas on a (LeBlanc) back at short is all year long,” he said. this. We need to put pressure fly ball out to third baseman huge. Most people didn’t see “Defensively, we don’t give on them. They always play Remodeling our Specialty Pelkie and ended the frame as her much in the regular sea- up a lot of runs.” us tough,” he said. “I think LeBlanc smoothly handled a son. She came up with two That kind of shutdown we’re going there feeling ground ball by Abby Mazza. big hits today and made some defense will be needed today, pretty good about ourselves, Sydney Petrie broke up nice plays at short. It also Thursday, when the Raiders and we’ll see. In the past, a no-hit bid in the fourth means Julia is back at second, travel to Cumberland to face we’ve had teams that their when she lined a single to left where she belongs. She did a Greely in the Class B quar- mystique has gotten to us, with one out. Again, Bennett great job for us at short, but terfinals. we couldn’t battle through quickly ended the threat with once Tina came back, we’re The Rangers are the third it. These know they can win. a strikeout and fly ball out to a different defense. We’re seed at 13-3, which includes SOFTBALL, Page 4C Before After

Raiders advance, meet Greely

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BRIDGTON – Newly-remodeled kitchen, with new kitchen cabinets and countertops. New wood floors in the kitchen and dining room, full bath down, 3 bedrooms up, large enclosed porch, large shed, and attached barn. Great location, walk to town and the town beach on Long Lake. $79,500

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Naples – Very special East Shore Long Lake property. Completely renovated in 2010. 100 ft. of sandy frontage. Spectacular sunsets. 3car garage with heated bay. $1,195,000. Russ Sweet, 207-939-2938 (MLS 1250662) Naples Spacious 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath Contemporary with guest cottage on East Shore Long Lake! Enjoy that open concept living with cathedral ceilings, lots of glass, eat-in kitchen with granite island, hardwood floors and first floor master bedroom with deck. Property also features central vacuum, radiant heat and full-house Kohler generator. A must for your shopping list! $949,500. (MLS 1266756) Ray Austin, 207-232-0500











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Naples – Gorgeous views of Long Lake and Mt. Washington from this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Custom Victorian home. Granite, hardwood, tile, stone fireplace, master suite and 3-car garage. $424,900. Jocelyn O’Rourke-Shane, 207-838-5555 (MLS 1261038)


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LONG POND LOG CABIN DENMARK – Here is your classic Maine log cabin getaway in the woods! 90 ft. of frontage on Long Pond. Enjoy the meandering brook that leads to the water. Open concept living room and kitchen, custom cabinets, gas stove. Wood stove in the living room makes for a cozy winter evening! 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. The bath comes with a claw foot tub! Metal roof. Wonderful porch to enjoy your summer evenings. Full basement gives you extra space. $182,000

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Just Desserts (Continued from Page 2C) 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: coathlete selection, Taylor Davis and Marcus DeVoe. Steve Gammon was an exceptional scholar-athlete and a member of the Class of 1972. He was a two-sport 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. Sportsmanship Award: Keyana Prescott and Nathan Smith. Athletic Director Paul True opened his comments saying the Sportsmanship Award “may be the most significant award of the evening.” It is given to the male and female athlete who possess high moral character and respect for both the sports they play as well as the opponent they face. In describing Keyana, True said, “The female recipient possesses a warm and inviting smile that is her trademark. She is dedicated, loyal and plays the game the way it should be played. She plays for the love of the sport, and she is respected by all her peers and coaches alike. This young lady has had to really work at the three sports that she plays. Things haven’t always come easy for her, but her perseverance is inspiring. She is so supportive of all her teammates and loved by all. If I were to describe her best attribute as a student-athlete, it would be her tremendous work ethic. She is a tireless worker, selfless and is enthusiastic about her team. The best compliment I can give this young lady is that she is simply a joy to be around.” In describing Nathan, True said, “The male recipient possesses the true essence of participation in high school sports. He is loyal to the teams he plays on, his coaches and his school. He embraces comradery, sportsmanship and hard work. His friendly demeanor has garnered the respect of all he comes into contact with and on several occasions officials have commented on his sportsmanship and outstanding play. Whether this young

Laker camps Lake Region Girls Soccer Camp: July 25-28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grades 5-8 (in Fall of 2016). Fee: $25. Contact: Pete Webb at Lake Region Track & Field Camp: Boys and girls Grades 1-7, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9 to 11 a.m. Skills and concepts to be covered include sprinting, endurance, throwing, jumping, relays and overall fitness. Fee: $30 or $70 maximum per family. Contact Mark Snow at 627-6087 or Lake Region Girls Back 2 Basics, Boys & Girls Basketball Camp: June 27-30, Grades 3-4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Grades 5-7 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; June 20-23, Grades 8-12 M/W Girls 5-7, Boys 7-9 T/TH coed 5:30-8:30. Fee: $50. Contact: Paul True at 693-6221 or Field Hockey camp (always the last week in July): July 25-29, 8 to 11 a.m. Grades 7-12; 11:15-12:45 for Grades 1-6. Laker Football Camp: Laker Foundations Youth Football Camp 2016, July 26-28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lake Region H.S. for grades entering 2-8. Contact: Brian Jahna at brian.jahna@

CATHERINE CHRISTIANSEN of Lake Region placed seventh in the 400 meters with a 1.5 second PR of 1:02.66 at Saturday’s State Meet held at Mount Desert Island. Here, Catherine is shown at last week’s Western Maine Conference Championships held in Naples. (Rivet Photo)

man is making a play on the hardwood or holding an opponent to one run and a victory, he is a role model for all studentathletes. He is a true team player, who has a bright future. The best compliment I can give him is that I hope my son grows up to be just like him (maybe a little quicker). I am truly going to miss his visits to my office with his partner in crime.” Principal’s Award given to athletes with an average of 90 and above, as well as All-Conference selection: Jackson Lesure, Marcus DeVoe and Molly Christensen. Coach of the Year: John Mayo, boys’ basketball. Special Recognition: Paul True, girls’ basketball coach, who recorded his 300th victory this past season with a win over Cape Elizabeth. Coach Mayo presented True with a container (Continued from Page 3C) with 300 balls inside, mini basketballs marking conference wins They’re excited about the chance.” and state championship. Greely is 8-0 at home this season. Fryeburg, meanwhile, Varsity Club Officers: Devynn Turner, president; Spencer is 5-3 on the road. Like many coaches have said throughout True, vice president; Lauren Jakobs, vice president. the season, this tournament is wide open. “If you can get hot and play well, any team in this tournament could win it. Timely hitting and defense are going to do it,” Coach Apt said. “Pitching — other than York — isn’t overpowering. My feeling is we have the second best pitcher in the league based on runs given up and a solid defense. (Continued from Page 3C) the Academy’s once-proud We’ll see how it plays out.” arena has been the founda- hockey program became The winner advances to the semis scheduled for Saturday. tion for strength and growth seriously challenged as new of both the Western Maine and improved indoor arenas Youth Hockey program saw an uptick in construction and the Long Lake Skating throughout the 70s, 80s and Association. It has been the 90s.  Since the 1998 opening platform upon which near- of the Chalmers Ice Arena, the by St. Joseph’s College has Academy’s hockey program been able to offer Men’s and has grown extensively, now Women’s Club Hockey, and hosting two separate comhas created an environment petitive and award-winning that has fostered the develop- teams.  BA publicly thanks Bruce ment of high school hockey Chalmers — respected busiprograms in our area. For Bridgton Academy, nessman, fiercely proud this rink has helped transform champion of Bridgton and the the face of Wolverine hockey.  Lake Region and consummate Hindered by a weather-depen- philanthropist, for all that he dent and dated outdoor rink, does.

FA softball

Ice arena renamed

Meet ‘lost’ Fendler


GRAY — Meet and greet the real Donn Fendler, famous for becoming lost as a youngster for nearly two weeks on Mount Katahdin in July of 1939, then writing DONN FENDLER, author the very popular book, Lost of “Lost on a Mountain in on a Mountain in Maine. Maine” Meet Donn on Saturday, Additionally, join June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maine Wildlife MDIFW Recreational Safety Instructors to learn about Park, Route 26, in Gray. Donn joined the U.S. safety and survival in the Navy in WWII as a Sea outdoors. See demonstraBee, then graduated from tions of fire building/startBenedictine College. He ing; survival shelter conreturned to serve his coun- struction, map and compass try as an Infantry Airborne and must-have equipment Officer in the U.S. Army, you should always carry retiring after 30 years as a with you — whether you are going for an afternoon hike Lieutenant Colonel. He now divides his time or a week of backpacking! The Maine Wildlife Park between Clarksville, Tenn. and Newport. Over the is owned and operated by the years, he has written count- Maine Department of Inland less letters answering ques- Fisheries and Wildlife. The tions about his experience park exists to promote an on Mount Katahdin. He still understanding and awaregives talks at schools, librar- ness of the wildlife, conseries, for scout troops and oth- vation and habitat protecers about his survival expe- tion programs and projects rience on the mountain in of MDIFW. The Maine Wildlife 1939. Donn will autograph his Park has over 30 species of books — Lost on a Mountain native wildlife on display, in Maine, which will be plus wildlife gardens, nature available for purchase at trails, a fish hatchery and the Nature Store; or bring other interactive exhibits and your own copies of the book displays. The park is open daily along. If they haven’t yet read it, this book will make now through Nov. 11 from a great summer read for your 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; visichildren this year! PARK, Page 6C





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This spacious extremely well-cared-for country 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is ready to move in! The many features include hardwood flooring, bright and sunny living rm., lg. finished family rm. w/wet bar and radiant heat. Outside wood boiler, walkout bsmt. 2-car gar. $269,900 (MLS 1262198) Directions: Rte. 302 to left on Burnham Rd., left on S. Bridgton Rd. (Rte. 107), to left on Hancock Pond Rd., property on right. Hostess: Pauline Flagg, 207-595-3999

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Fun & games

June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 5C

This week’s puzzle theme:

Summer Fun

ACROSS 1. TÈa Leoni’s “____ Secretary” 6. Red and blue states 9. *Summer sandal, e.g. 13. Ancient Greek marketplace 14. “____-a-dub-dub” 15. Royal topper 16. See-through curtain 17. Santa ____ winds 18. *Olden-day road trip assist 19. Brezhnev’s hat fur 21. *Luminescent summer catch 23. D.C. bigwig 24. Octagonal warning 25. Rejuvenating spot 28. Windshield option 30. Fall asleep 35. Bowling ball path 37. Bluish green 39. Japanese-American 40. Individual unit 41. Cry of the Alps 43. Sign of engagement 44. Levi’s fabric 46. *Halfway around links? 47. Modern support 48. Catch in a snare 50. Delivery org. 52. Renewable Energy Technology, acr. 53. Obama is in his last one 55. One of Bo Peep’s flock 57. *S’more cooker 61. *Summer movie venue 65. Tear jerker

66. Pilot’s estimate 68. “Around the World in Eighty Days” author 69. Homo homini ____ 70. Tank 71. Cereal killer 72. Ivan the Terrible, e.g. 73. Compass point between NE and E 74. City on Rhone River DOWN 1. Jim Carrey’s 1994 disguise 2. Muslim honorific 3. As opposed to talker? 4. Zones 5. *Outdoor shopping venue 6. Russian mountain range 7. *Soaked up in summer 8. Behind a stern 9. Location 10. Two quarters 11. Like family lore 12. Piece of cake 15. Saltwater game fish 20. Wholeness 22. Charge carrier 24. *Peanuts and Cracker Jack venue 25. *Slip-n-____ 26. Similar to a plate 27. With regard to, archaic 29. Vegas glow 31. *Gardener’s turf 32. Willow twig 33. Use an ÈpÈe 34. Conflict or dispute 36. Arab chieftain

38. *It’s in your sunglasses 42. A pariah avoided by others 45. Monastic nighttime liturgy 49. P in m.p.g. 51. Office chair feature 54. “Super” Christopher

56. Each and all 57. *Summer discharge 58. Cross to bear 59. Australian palm 60. They were Fantastic 61. Romantic occurrence 62. Cogito ____ sum

63. Involved in a secret 64. *Butterfly catchers

67. *Popular summer color

Solutions on Page 7C

Brautigam named IFW Fisheries Division director Francis Brautigam, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife head fisheries biologist in the southern Maine/Sebago region, has been named IFW’s Fisheries and Hatcheries Division Director. “As commissioner and an avid angler, I am very pleased to have Francis as

our director. He brings a combination of experience, passion and innovation to the position that will serve him and the state well,” said IFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock. For the past 13 years, Brautigam was the lead biologist in the southern Maine/Sebago region where he oversaw the manage-

ment of Sebago Lake and other waters in York and Cumberland counties. During that time, Brautigam has overseen a change to the Sebago salmon fishery to a primarily native salmon fishery driven by natural reproduction in the Crooked River, from a hatchery-based salmon fishery. Innovative fisheries

management programs are a hallmark of Brautigam’s career as he has been instrumental in either creating or enhancing year-round fishing opportunities in south-

ern Maine, creating sea-run trout fisheries through the stocking and management of coastal streams and rivers, and implementation and expansion of the state’s rain-

Fairway chips

Bridgton Highlands Ladies Golf The May 28 tournament was “Even Holes Doubled.” Low Gross winner was Elaine Tinker.  Low net winner was Diane Stillman, while second net winner was Yvonne Gluck and third net winner was Susan Jordan.  Yvonne Gluck won the pot, by making the longest putt on Hole 18 at 4-feet 3-inches. At the Wednesday, June 1 golf date, a scramble was played. The winning team consisted of JoAnne Diller, Diane Stillman, Vivian Howard and Eleanor Nicholson.  The pot was closest to the pins: Hole 2 winner was Pauline Elmer at 13-feet 10-inches and Hole 8 winner was Pat Brandenberger at 4-feet 4-inches.  

bow trout program. Brautigam was honored last year by the University of Maine with their Award of Professional Excellence, and in 2013 he also received the Governor’s Employee of the Year award. Earlier, he received recognition as IFW’s manager of the year in 2006, and was named employee of the year in 2000. As Fisheries and Hatcheries Division Director, Brautigam oversees an increasingly popular freshwater fishery in Maine that attracts over 320,000 anglers annually, supports over 3,000 jobs and has an economic impact to the state of over $370 million.

LAND USE & ZONING COMMITTEE PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Committee has drafted regulations for the area on Route 302 from the monument to the Naples line and they need your input!


Join us to take a look at what we’ve done and weigh in:

June 16, 2016 6 to 8 p.m.

Town Hall on North High Street


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Hike takes a twist I have never seen a sight quite so wonderful as the row of headlamps bobbing up the trail toward me. It seemed like a big weight instantly lifted off my shoulders knowing that mountain rescue people would soon be there to help one of our Denmark Mountain Hikers, who had suffered a broken ankle on the trail. We had been hiking down from Mount Jackson and were planning on spending the night at the Mizpah Spring AMC Hut, a short 1.6mile hike down a relatively easy trail. About half-way there, Christine Larson, one of our hikers, had slipped while climbing up a rock ledge on the trail, fell the wrong way and heard something “snap!” She was ahead of me on the trail, and when I got there others in our crew were

Senior Rambles Hiking Trips & Tips by Allen Crabtree looking after her. I got out our crew first aid kit that is always handy in my pack and did a preliminary assessment of the injury as many of our Denmark Mountain Hikers have been taught to do in one of our regular Wilderness First Aid classes taught by SOLO in Conway, N.H. “Is it broken?” Christine asked. “Well, it looks like your right ankle may be broken, but the good news is that it is a closed break with no bones protruding,” I replied as I examined her ankle. “We’ll put a splint on your leg and help you down the trail toward the hut. I’ll call for help and ask them to send a crew to carry you down off the mountain.” I added, “You won’t be able to put any weight on your right leg and it will likely be some time before

Bocce scoreboard

In Week #2 of the Harrison Bocce League, Worsters beat Long Lake 4-2; Henry’s defeated Ruby’s 4-2; Aces downed Searles 3-2; and Mentus rolled past Caswell 4-1. North Division: Ruby’s +2, Worsters +2, Searles –1, Caswell –4 South Division: Aces +4, Henry’s +3, Mentus 0, Long Lake –6

Wildlife Park event (Continued from Page 4C) tors may then stay until 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.50 ages 4-12; $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit online at



Regional sports

help gets here to carry you out. It is going to be a long night, I’m afraid.” This type of trail emergency is something that could happen to any of us on any of our mountain hikes every week, but it is also something we try and prepare us for as much as possible. It involves trip planning and preparation, as well as keeping our wilderness first aid skills current. It is also the camaraderie of our family of Denmark Mountain Hiker Allen Crabtree (left) completing the patient assessment of hikers, who genuinely care Christine Larson after splinting her broken ankle. (Photo by Rick Dennen) and look out for each other, offering a helping over the minutes later that Sergeant Alex Lopashanski of Fish hard spots in the trail. Christine accepted with and Game’s District 2 called grace all of our ministrations me. I gave him the same while we took off her pack update on our situation. Alex and split it up for others in said that we should continue the group to carry. Two of our self-rescue toward the our hikers, Rick Dennen and hut and that rescuers would Trudy Dunn, although bur- meet us on the trail. That was dened down with their own about 5:30 p.m. We continued our agonizheavy packs, supported her on either side and started ingly slow progress down slowly, very slowly, down the trail, stopping every 15 the trail as she hopped along minutes for me to check clumsily on her left foot. Christine’s CSMs (circulaLuckily we were well down tion, sensation and motion) from the summit ledges of to make sure she was still Mount Jackson and the trail getting good circulation in was much easier as it wended her foot. Periodic phone its way through the spruce calls kept us updated on the forest on board walks and progress of the rescue team level stretches, with only a — they were on their way! few relatively small ledges to Beth Weick, the AMC Hut caretaker from Mizpah Hut, climb over. It was a long night for had been notified when the first of our hikers arrived everyone The accident occurred at and came to the scene to 4:30 p.m. The rest of our hik- help. She had a radio with ers started off to let the AMC her and was able to contact hut crew know that we had an the AMC and give them an injured hiker coming in. The update on our situation. Soon trio began their slow way thereafter, Bob LaLiberte and toward the hut. There was Dick Bennett, two Denmark good cell phone service and Mountain Hikers on the trip I then called our friend and with us, returned from the fellow Denmark Mountain hut to collect backpacks Denmark Mountain Hikers helping Christine move slow(Photo by Allen Crabtree) Hiker Rick Wilcox of the from Rick and Trudy, reliev- ly down the trail. Mountain Rescue Service. ing much of their burden. He was still at his shop, Through all of this, Christine down on the moss edges of going on. Light was fading, the International Mountain was in great spirits, not com- the trail and “scoot” herself and as John and Beth took over from Rick and Trudy Equipment (IME) in North plaining of any pain, and along. Another welcome sight they left to hike back down Conway. I told him where doing the best that she could we were in the mountains to hobble along. In places was John Thompson, a U.S. on the Crawford Path. Both and gave him a brief report where the trail was too nar- Forest Service volunteer, had planned to do the trip as a on our situation, as well as row for three people abreast, who happened to be at the day hike and had to get back a summary of the SOAP she would volunteer to get hut and had heard what was TWIST, Page 7C (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) notes 40TH ANNUAL BRIDGTON from my patient assessment. Rick said he would notify the New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers and get the word out to other mountain rescue teams. It was only about 15

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School & sports

June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 7C

Area students earn college honors, graduate 2016 semester. Full-time undergraduate students must have a 3.50 or better cumulative grade point average for

the semester to be eligible Kayla Reinhard of for the Dean’s List. Casey Waterford has been named to is studying Criminal Justice Husson University’s Dean’s and Forensic Sciences. List for the spring 2016

Hikes takes an unexpected twist (Continued from Page 6C) home, which they did after a slow hike off the mountain in the dark with headlamps. Headlamps coming up the mountain By this time, we were about a third of a mile from the hut and I had gotten word from Fish and Game on my cell phone that the mountain rescue teams had started up the mountain. I went to the trail junction with the Mizpah Cutoff trail and waited. It was about 9 p.m. and dark when I spotted the first headlamps coming up the mountain — first one, then another, and then a whole line of them bobbing along coming toward me. What a welcome sight! A member of the Mountain Rescue Service once said about his organization, “The MRS isn’t recognizable except for on a trailhead, at night, by headlamp.” By the time everyone arrived, there were headlamps and rescuers everywhere, crowding the trail junction. Fish and Game Sergeant Lopashanski staged the rescuers there and sent a smaller crew with a Stokes litter from the hut to assess Christine’s condition and get her safe into the litter and ready for transport down the mountain. Search and Rescue in the White Mountains The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the lead agency coordinating search and rescue efforts throughout New Hampshire. Assisting the Fish and Game are many organizations and agencies who handle search and rescue missions, and on this mission for Christine, there were 24 rescuers who

helped out, including five from the NH Fish and Game, 10 from the AMC Trail Crew at Pinkham Notch, one from the AMC Mizpah Hut, one from the U.S. Forest Service, two from the Mountain Rescue Service, one from the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, and four from the Twin Mountain Fire and Rescue Department. If you or your group of hikers should have a medical emergency on the trail that you cannot properly deal with yourself, or if you encounter someone on the trail in distress, the New Hampshire Fish and Game can be reached for help (assuming you have cell phone coverage) at 603-2713361. However, keep in mind that everyone who hits the trail is expected to be prepared to help themselves first, be properly equipped for weather conditions, and have a modicum of training. Before calling for assistance, remember that most of these responders are volunteers and many times put themselves at personal risk. Simply not being prepared or too tired to hike out the trail are not emergencies and you should think twice before calling in the cavalry! The end of the story In what seemed like no time at all, Christine was secured in the litter and everyone was ready to go. Six of rescuers, three to a side, picked up the litter and they were gone. The trip down the 2.6-mile rocky trail in the dark took 2½ hours, but Christine was comfortable the entire time. “They never slipped or

tipped me, always kept me level, and kept up my spirits by singing and telling bad jokes,” she said. “I could look up and see all the stars overhead and the trees on the sides of the trail going by! It was great and everyone did a wonderful job!” Rick and Celia Wilcox from Mountain Rescue Service then transported Christine to the North Conway hospital for x-rays, confirming the breaks and to have a more permanent cast put on her leg until she can have it checked by an orthopedic surgeon. Surgery is likely to be

required to repair the injury. John Patrick, our pastor and Denmark Mountain Hiker leader, had joined us on the trail when he heard about our situation and drove Christine back home from the hospital for much needed rest. All indications are that she will recover nicely and will be back on the trail again with the Denmark Mountain Hikers. All of us have a great deal of gratitude for the professional way her rescue was carried out and to all the volunteers who made it possible. Thank you!

semester. She is a junior currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students who make the Dean’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.60 to 3.79 during the period. Meredith Lastra of Bridgton has been namned to the King’s College (WilkesBarre, Pa.) Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Clarkson University Dean’s List The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester at Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.): Timothy R. Morris of Raymond, a senior majoring in chemical engineering. Christina Elizabeth Pollard of Raymond, a junior majoring in electrical engineering. Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.

Clarkson University Presidential Scholars The following students have been named Presidential Scholars for the spring 2016 semester at Clarkson University: Dalton Hunter Lorenz of Raymond, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Ashley Ann Wissmann of Lovell, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. On Dean’s List at Stonehill College The following local residents have been named to the spring 2016 Dean’s List at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass. Mckayla P. Eskilson of Raymond, a member of the Class of 2016 and a Psychology & Gender & Sexuality Studies major. Kathryn J. Merrill of Naples, a member of the Class of 2016 and a Accounting major. COLLEGE, Page 8C

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School news

Church award

College notes

Nicholas Wandishin of Casco, a member of the Lake Region Class of 2016 graduating class, has been selected by the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church to receive a $1,200 scholarship. Nick will be a freshman this fall at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

MATT BOUCHER with his sister, Michelle, receives the Gibson Medal Award, the highest honor medal presented at Fryeburg Academy’s graduation. Head of School Erin Mayo applauds as Matt receives the honor.

Lake Region Graduation this Sunday, June 12. Full coverage next week

STUDENTS HONORED BY MASONS — On May 15 at Lake Region Vocational Center, six students were recognized for their hard work and successful efforts. The families and guests were treated to an excellent meal cooked and served by the culinary arts students, as well as the Diversified Arts students. This was the 14th year for the dinners cooked and served by the students and the 16th year for the scholarships awarded by the 16th Masonic District. All monies raised come from their Annual Golf Scramble held at the Bridgton Highlands Golf Course. Six students (two from each school) were chosen from Oxford Hills Comprehensive School, Fryeburg Academy and Lake Region High School. Pictured are: (front, left to right): Elizabeth Edwards (Culinary Arts), Haley Pelletier (Fashion Design), Jeannette White (Nursing), Mackenzie Herlity (Health and Wellness); (back row) Doug Taft, Current District Deputy 16th Masonic District, Kevin Kugell, Past District Deputy 16th Masonic District, Kaytlyn Terry (Culinary/Pastry Design, she was also 1 of 26 students honored as Student of the Year), Victoria Kauffman (Nursing), Barry Gilman, Past District Deputy of the 16th Masonic District and Brian Levasseur, Past District Deputy of the 16th Masonic District.

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(Continued from Page 7C) Zoe L. Ward of Lovell, a member of the Class of 2018 and a Management major. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered. Husson President’s List The following students have been named to the spring 2016 President’s List at Husson University. Students who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. Allison Clark of Bridgton, a senior currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Casey Heath of Bridgton, a sophomore currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program. Kelsey Valeriano of Harrison, a freshman currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. Samantha Marucci of Naples, a sophomore currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Alan Wardwell of Raymond, a senior currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Production program. Husson Honors List The following students have been named to the spring 2016 Honors List at Husson University in Bangor. Students who make the Honors List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.4 to 3.59 during the period. Rebecca Grondin of Raymond, a senior currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Marketing Communications program. Jarron Nadeau of Raymond, a sophomore currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Ryan Creney of Waterford, a senior currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice program. Granite State College graduates Area students to graduate from Granite State College (Concord, N.H.) on Sunday, June 5 at the Bank of N.H. Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H. include: Christy Snow of Denmark, bachelor of science in Early Childhood Education, magna cum laude. Seth Johnson of Denmark, bachelor of science in Psychology. Jill Huppe of Fryeburg, bachelor of science in Nursing, summa cum laude, Alpha Sigma Lambda. Jennette O’Connell of Fryeburg, bachelor of science in Psychology, magna cum laude. Jennifer Smith of Fryeburg, bachelor of science in Psychology, magna cum laude. Vikki Corbridge of Lovell, bachelor of science in Business Management, magna cum laude. Mandy Merrill of Lovell, bachelor of science in Psychology, magna cum laude.

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Opinion & Comment

June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 1D

Small World by Henry Precht BN Columnist

The history trap

It’s a great and tragic mistake that whoever it was who designed the Holy Land and the surrounding region did not equip its inhabitants and meddlers therein with a huge time erasure mechanism so that when history goes wrong it can be undone and restarted. If we could just turn events off, wait a moment or two and turn the flow back on again. Get a fresh start, as the computer repairman instructs us. Click, click…click, click.   We should probably go back to Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt, but forget about the Romans and Cleopatra or the Crusades: There’s enough work cleaning up the various imperialisms of the 19th and 20th centuries — especially the British-French boundary drawing, divvying-up exercise at the end of World War I — and then the U.S.-Russian proxy tussles after World War II. But to the point: this spate of wishful thinking is occasioned by the royal and semi-fascist messes the United States presently finds itself bound up with. Nowhere else on the globe does Washington find itself hooked up with regimes which are so distant from our values and goals and which, taking our many kindnesses in their haughty and dismissive stride, ignore our ideas and requests. Look around the region. For decades we have had a mutually beneficial thing with Saudi Arabia: They keep the oil flowing, we defend them (from foes mainly imaginary). They’re hardly democratic or observant of human rights ideals, but they do stand for stability. Of late, however, there’s a new, dark element on their sands, which threatens the region and us. The extreme, fundamentalist Wahhabi sect of Islam supports the Saudi monarchy (despite its obvious defects) in exchange for financing and projection of their schools and mosques from Pakistan to Kosovo. Probably the most dangerous farm team system for terrorist youth in the world. The Sunni Wahhabis hate the Shia (Iran) and so we have Saudi Arabia and its Gulf friends funding the Islamic State in its war against Iran’s friends in Syria and fighting a murderous war (using our aid) in desperately poor Yemen. (Oh, if we could but start over and avoid overcommitments!) Meanwhile, our (more or less) archenemy Iran is far in advance over Saudi Arabia in education, elements of democracy, opportunities for women and other features of a modern state. Far from ideal, to be sure. Washington used to be close to Tehran — too close as the revolution proved. But now, I submit, it is a better fit for our regional policy than Saudi Arabia. Again, the weight of history impedes sensible policy. From Iran one moves to Israel, the two sworn enemies. Israel’s aggressive regime, we learn, almost struck Iran militarily over the threat of a developing nuclear weapons program. (In my view, a false, fabricated alarm from leaders who require an enemy for domestic political reasons.) TRAP, Page 5D

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As they return to civilian life

Odds are pretty good that there’s a veteran in your life. Maybe it’s someone in your family — a brother or an aunt who served in the armed forces. It could be a friend, someone you grew up with, or a coworker. I’m confident that you know at least one veteran because, well, the numbers speak for themselves. There are more than 140,000 veterans in Maine. In other words, about one in 10 Maine people. So I don’t need to tell you how important it is that our state takes care of them; odds are, you already know the sacrifices they’ve made to serve our country. This year, the Maine Legislature took steps to fulfill our obligation to our veterans, to repay the debt we owe them for their service. It’s no secret that many veterans of active duty have some difficulty after their military service has ended. A recent legislative commission found that veterans are at greater risk of unemployment, homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide than the general population. Many of the veteranrelated laws we passed this year were designed to ease the transition back to civilian life. First, we took action to ensure veterans could avail themselves of the benefits they’ve earned. Servicemen and

Views from Senate by Bill Diamond Maine State Senator women are eligible for a broad array of benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Bureau of Veterans’ Services. Unfortunately, more than half the veterans in Maine are not enrolled in even the most basic services offered, such as federally-guaranteed health care. We invested in the BVS by funding additional staff to improve outreach efforts and to keep up with the changing needs of Maine’s veterans. By proactively getting in touch with veterans, we can connect them with the tools they need for a successful civilian life. That’s critically important as the state’s veteran population continues to struggle with homelessness at a rate that RETURN, Page 5D

Tree Talk No out-of-state firewood for ME By Robert Fogg Guest Columnist

TEMPTING TASTE BUDS, Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections made an appearance at the grand opening for The Birch Canoe on Saturday. (De Busk Photo)

By Stan Cohen Medicare Volunteer Counselor Once again, the controversial idea of raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 has been raised in Washington. In 2011, a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation made it clear that raising the eligibility age would, in fact, not save the nation money overall, and a new study shows the same results. The new study, conducted by Harvard doctoral candidate Jacob Wallace and published in Health Affairs, used the claims data of 200,870 retired people, who transitioned to traditional Medicare from private insurance at age 65. “What this study shows, pretty clearly, is that while the government may save money by increasing Medicare eligibility to 67, overall national health care spending will go up.” The study estimated that raising the Medicare eligibility age would have saved the federal government $5.7 billion in 2014. On the other hand, it would have increased the outof-pocket costs of 65- and 66-year-olds by $3.7 billion and employer retiree health care costs by $4.5 billion. So once again, what intuitively seems like a good idea, doesn’t always provide the results envisioned. Medicare Volunteer Counselors are available for one-on-one consultations at no charge. Call the Bridgton Community Center at 647-3116 to arrange for an appointment.

Letters Voting for Crockett

To The Editor: I first met Jarrod Crockett when he was an adorable toddler decked out in a red turtleneck and little farmer bib jeans. I was a teacher holding the usual fall open house meeting of kids and parents at the Locke Mills School. He was scrambling for a cupcake in the middle of my reading table. He and his mom were attending at the Locke Mills School along

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with his two older siblings, who were students. I couldn’t resist and slid the plate his way. We were in love! This bright, young man was going places and went on working hard to reach his goals. Many local folks in the area befriended Jarrod before his graduation from Gould Academy. By age 12, he found himself immersed in GOP politics. Becky Kendall, Stan Howe and other Republicans reached out with guidance and exposure to the active, industrious Republican Party in Maine. When Jarrod was ready for campaigning, sign making and strategy, my husband, Norm Ferguson, became his best buddy. And would you

Summer in Maine, it’s a great time to get outdoors. Sitting around a campfire, on a cool summer evening, with friends and family, is a tradition for many. But please remember, if you come from “away,” buy your campfire wood locally, rather than bring it from home. If the wood came from out-of-state, there could be a problem. Invasive insects, or their larvae, may be hitching a ride on the wood or under the bark. Insects, such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorn Beetle, have been found as close as Massachusetts, and they would love to get into Maine. These insects could wreak havoc with our shade trees and forests for generations to come. If you or someone you know has seasonal property here in Maine, please try to make sure that no firewood comes in from out-of-state. If it happens by accident, try to make sure the wood is burned up completely, immediately, including the scraps, to get rid of any bugs or larvae. So, get out and enjoy that campfire, but leave that outof-state firewood at home. Robert Fogg is general manager of Q-Team Tree Service in Naples and is also a licensed Arborist. He can be reached at or 693-3831. know it, Jarrod readily won his seat serving in the Maine House of Representatives for six years. However, think of all the determination, organization and work ethic it took to accomplish getting his law degree, passing the bar and returning home to us as our war hero from Afghanistan. Behind all his service to his country, state and constituents, you must know that Jarrod is gifted with a keen mind and a sensitivity to the struggle of bringing up a family in Maine. Jarrod and Paige are a great team, and doing their best to keep up the East Bethel Road tradition of little Crockett’s in our school system. He found the prettiest girl in 16 counties and feels so fortunate that she said “yes.” Please know in order to run for Judge of Probate, Jarrod must have your vote in the Primary Election on June

14. Also be aware that your town office now should have Absentee Ballots available. Vote early — it’s like money in the bank! On a personal note, I wish to thank all of you who supported my husband. I am certain he is so proud of Jarrod. In memory of Fergie, may I ask for your support by voting for Jarrod Crockett for Judge of Probate on June 14. Barbara Ferguson Fryeburg (formerly Hanover)

Voting for Dilworth

To The Editor: I have known Ted Dilworth for a long time, a great person, a great lawyer, and would make a great Judge of Probate. What a wonderful opportunity for the citizens LETTERS, Page 2D


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Protecting our Bobolinks Letters

A few years ago, I remember walking up our road in spring and hearing bobolinks singing in the fields, but since then they have become far less common around here. Only slightly larger than a sparrow, bobolinks are about six to eight inches long, have a wingspan of about 10 1/2 inches, and weigh only an ounce or two. In spite of their small size, they make one of the longest annual migrations of any songbird, a round trip of up to 12,500 miles. Most of the year, they live in the interior of South America, on the grasslands of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. At the end of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, they migrate to the northern part of North America, where spring is starting, to breed and raise their families in our meadows and fields. Along the way, they orient themselves using the earth’s magnetic field and the nighttime sky. Male bobolinks are handsome creatures, black with patches of buff on the head and white on the wings and tail. When they first arrive on their territories, they perch on top of the field grasses and sing their beautiful bubbling song. The females arrive next. A buff color with dark streaks, they blend into the field, and are seldom seen. They build a well-hidden nest on the ground, lay five or six eggs, and incubate them for about two weeks. After hatching, the chicks leave the nest, usually before they can fly, and remain on the ground in the field for a few more weeks while the parents feed them. Bobolink families are extremely vulnerable during the nesting season, because if the field is mowed they will be killed. Even if the adults survive a mowing, there is not enough time in the season for them to find a suitable field and start another family. When that happens, their enormous investment of time and energy, migrating here from South America in the hope of reproducing, is lost. In recent decades, bobolinks and other grassland birds PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF CASCO PUBLIC HEARING June 28, 2016 Casco Community Center 7:00 P.M.

The Casco Selectboard will hold a public hearing at the Casco Community Center on June 28, 2016, to review an application for a malt liquor license by Margaret Olin and David Horowitz, doing business as Webbs Mills Eats & Craft Brews, located at 455 Poland Spring Road, Casco, Maine 04015. 2T23


AGENDA Casco Zoning Board of Appeals June 20, 2016 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.



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Notice to all persons who have attended MSAD #61, received Special Education services, and who were born between July 1, 1987, to June 30, 1989 MSAD #61 has confidential student records in its possession and will destroy these records after July 15, 2016. To obtain these records, please contact the Special Education Office at 627-4578, ext. 21. Once you have contacted our office to pick up your records please be sure to have a picture ID. 3T23 LEGAL AD


AGENDA Public Hearing Casco Planning Board June 13, 2016 Casco Community Center 940 Meadow Road 7:00 P.M.

Maine School Administrative District No. 61 is inviting bids for the installation of Carpeting, tile, stair treads and cove base at schools throughout the Lake Region School District.

1. Call to Order 2. Approval of May 9, 2016 Minutes 3. Wayne T. Wood, as agent for Andrew M. Coppersmith, has submitted an application for An Amendment to Pride Ridge Subdivision, an Approved Subdivision to place ownership of the turnaround of Snow Lake Drive to Lot 37-13 to provide additional acreage to bring the location of the structure within the proper setback. Lot 37-13 currently contains 4.77 acres; after the inclusion of the turnaround to the property it will contain 4.84 acres. The property is commonly known as 65 Snow Lake Drive and is located in a Village Zone. 2T22

Notice of FORMAL


TO DISCUSS THE DECK REPLACEMENT OF THE GERRY BRIDGE THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE LOVELL TOWN HALL LOCATED AT 1133 MAIN STREET, (RT. 5) IN LOVELL Please join MaineDOT for a formal public meeting to discuss the proposed deck replacement of the Gerry Bridge #5007 which carries Rt. 93 (Lovell Road) over Kezar River in Lovell, Maine. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be present on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from anyone with an interest in the project. The Department is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans, discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids will be provided upon advance request. Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of Mark Parlin, Project Manager, Maine Department of Transportation, Bridge Program, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. Telephone: (207) 624-3449. E-mail: Work Identification Number 018740.00 Federal Project Number STP-1874(000) TTY Telephone (888) 516-9364

Tax increase Time for a notice change


2. Mark Vasapolli as Personal Representative of the Estate of Stephen Vaspolli has filed an application for a renewal of the Dimensional Variance reducing the front and rear setbacks as originally granted on August 18, 2003, and extended on September 26, 2005, to permit construction of a home at 491 Roosevelt Trail a/k/a Route 302. The property is also known as Map 26, Lot 7 and is located in a Commercial Zone.

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(Continued from Page 1D) of Oxford County to have a person of Ted Dilworth’s caliber. I will be voting for Ted Dilworth for Judge of by Jean Preis Probate on June 14. Lloyd “Skip” Herrick BN Columnist Paris State Legislator (Judiciary Committee) and have become increasingly scarce in the eastern United States, former Sheriff of Oxford largely because most fields are managed intensively for agriCounty culture. The American Bird Conservancy recently released its 2016 State of North America’s Birds Report (stateofthebirds. org/2016), which covers 1,154 native bird species in Canada, the United States and Mexico. It includes a conservation vulnerability assessment, and has a Watch List of 37% of North American birds “most at risk of extinction without significant action.” Bobolinks are one of 432 species on that list which, To The Edtor: If you are not happy with based on a scoring system of multiple factors, such as steeply the notice you received reladeclining population or loss of breeding habitat, have the tive to the big increase in “highest vulnerability to extinction…” This is very concerning. While conditions that eventually your tax bill, come to the lead to extinction of a species usually build up over time, sci- town meeting on Wednesday, entists have seen those conditions building for the bobolink, June 15 and be heard. You as well as for other grassland dependent birds, but there are will have the opportunity steps that can be taken to try to reverse this trend. To nest suc- to vote on articles that will cessfully, bobolinks require an unmowed field of at least five reduce the budget and your acres. The Grassland Conservation Program of Massachusetts taxes. Mark Lopez Audubon Society reports that the most important step a field Bridgton owner can take, to protect nesting habitat for bobolinks and other grassland birds, is to avoid mowing fields until after the first of August, to allow birds time to nest, and raise their young safely. Late mowing also allows the field to support a wider variety of grasses and wildflowers, which not only benefits the birds, but also attracts butterflies. If a field must be mowed for economic reasons avoid areas where birds are To The Editor: frequently seen, or where nests are located. Cutting blades Being a selectman in the should be raised to at least six inches, and flushing bars Town of Bridgton over the past three years has been BIRD WATCH, Page 7D an honor! I look forward to working for the town’s resiPublic Notice dents in the next three years. We are making progress with STATE OF MAINE PRIMARY ELECTION all the new development and our roads are becomPolls will be open ing updated in and around 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Bridgton. Our downtown has on June 14, 2016 at the taken on a new look with more to come. Depot Street Denmark Municipal Office. has become quite the attracAbsentee Ballots are available tion for our residents and at the Town Office. seasonal residents, as well. s/Alvina Day, Town Clerk 2T22 Work is being done on the Comprehensive Plan as we speak. We’re working on a Public Notice new streetscape for Main

M.S.A.D. #61

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Street with many residents getting involved with the planning. Bridgton is becoming the place to build homes and new businesses are popping up. I’d really appreciate your vote to continue moving forward in a positive way. As I’ve said many times, Bridgton needs commercial, environmental and recreational resources to achieve our goals. Thanks, Ken Murphy Selectman Bridgton

Sealed bids will be received at the Superintendent’s Office, Attention: Carpet/Tile Bid, M.S.A.D. #61, 900 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009, until 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 20, 2016, at which time and place they will be opened and read aloud. Bids sent by facsimile and bids received after 2:00 P.M. on Monday, June 20, 2016, will not be accepted. Bids must be in a sealed envelope marked “Carpet/Tile Bid No: CARP62016” in the lower left-hand corner. Please contact Andy Madura, Facilities Director, at (207) 693-4635 with questions. For a bid packet please call Ramona T. Torres at (207) 647-3048, Ext. 525. 1T23 LEGAL AD

MAINE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT # 61 INVITATION TO BID SCHOOL BUS BID – BID #62016 Maine School Administrative District # 61 is currently seeking sealed proposals for furnishing the District with one (1) minimum 77-passenger Type C school bus and one (1) minimum 14-passenger with wheelchair lift, Type A school bus as specified in the specifications. Bids will be received at the Central Office, M.S.A.D. # 61, 900 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009, until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 20, 2016, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “School Bus bid #62016” and shall be addressed to the Central Office at the above address. Delivery is to be made as close to August 1, 2016 as possible and shall be F.O.B. destination. Bids are to indicate anticipated delivery date and must be valid for seventy-five days from the opening date. All equipment offered on this bid shall be new as of the latest available. The dealer will state in its bid the name and model number of the equipment it is offering, and will include in its bid a catalogue or brochure marked to indicate the standard factory equipment of the model being bid. Please direct any questions regarding bid specifications to Mr. Andy Madura at (207) 693-6467. 1T23

To The Editor: As have most residents of Bridgton, we have received our letter from O’Donnell & Associates. It has become quite obvious that we cannot continue in the direction we are heading. Values are going up, taxes are going up, and spending is going way up. Just a few of the things the town is proposing is buying a piece of property on Nulty Street for the tour buses to park. What tour buses? Other items are $7,000,000 to $10,000,000 on the streetscape project. That’s correct, million. This does not include the several millions of dollars that SAD 61 wants for an addition to a school that will not house a single child from Bridgton. These items will cause taxes to go even higher. It is time for a change. We need a different point of view on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. We need to elect Glenn “Bear” Zaidman to the board of selectmen. Bear has shown common sense, has a great love for the Town of Bridgton, and has shown that he can get projects done for a LETTERS, Page 3D

Public Notice

TOWN OF NAPLES Public Hearing

The Naples Planning Board will be holding a meeting at 15 Village Green Lane on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. On the agenda: 1.) An application for a modification to a major subdivision known as “Old Songo Locks Estates,” submitted by Joanne Jordan, requesting a shift in a phosphorus buffer zone on 16 Escott Way, found on Tax Map R07, Lot 38-6. Public welcome




Police Cruiser

BID REQUESTS The Town of Bridgton is seeking proposals for the provision of one (1) Police Cruiser. Contingent on a favorable vote at Town Meeting, June 14, 2016. Sealed proposals must be received by the Office of the Chief of Police no later than Friday, July 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at which time all proposals shall be opened. The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposal process and will award the contract(s) based upon those proposals that meet and are in the best interest of the Town of Bridgton. Inquiries should be directed to Richard Stillman, Chief of Police, at 207-647-8815 or




REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The town of Bridgton seeks to commission a professional team led by a Maine registered architect to lead the feasibility study process for the Town of Bridgton’s Central Fire Station Remodel/Replacement Project. Design Professionals are to submit their qualifications for a feasibility study to analyze the following options: A.) Remodel and expand the current station at 7 Gibbs Ave. B.) Build new and remove the current station at 7 Gibbs Ave. C.) Repurpose a building that exists in an appropriate location to serve as Central Fire Station. D.) Build a new station in another appropriate location This project includes a full feasibility study to determine existing conditions, including currently needed and reasonably anticipated repairs, project overview, renovation/repair costs, new facility cost estimates, site selection, project soft costs, project timelines and contingencies. The product expected from this phase is a set of design development plans and cost estimates of the comparable projects. The design process will include public edification and input. Stakeholders, consumers, residents and elected/appointed officials will be solicited to actively participate in the design process. There will be a review committee to determine the most qualified candidate. All inquiries related to this RFQ are to be directed, in writing, by June 21, 2016 to: Glen Garland, Fire Chief, Town of Bridgton, 8 Iredale Street, Bridgton, ME 04009, 207-647-8814, Late responses will not be accepted.




(Continued from Page 2D) reasonable cost. His involvement with Camp Wildwood and the Fryeburg Fair are the proof. Suzanne Crowell Bridgton

Community generosity

To The Editor: Every year at the conclusion of the Charity Auction held by the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, I am impressed and overwhelmed by the generosity of the businesses in our community. Managing any business, of any size, takes a major commitment of time, energy and resources. Yet, unfailingly, those businesses in our communities continue to offer support and encouragement in spite of the current business climate. This year’s Charity Auction was supported by over 100 individuals and businesses, who contributed donations that raised a record amount of money to further the goals of not only your Chamber of Commerce, but also to support the efforts and continued success of both Camp Sunshine in Casco and Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg. Please note the list of sponsors located elsewhere in this edition of The Bridgton News. Visit their establishments, shop locally, and thank them for helping to make your community a great place to live. Chuck Hamaty GBLRCC Auction Committee



To The Editor: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 is a twofer: Flag Day and Election Day. The two, of course, have a symbiotic interrelationship. The flag represents our nation and the U.S. Constitution that gives us our right to vote, which allows us to exercise that right and affirms our commitment to those ideals that are the basis of our freedoms, and the privilege of displaying the flag, which I will be doing Election Day from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Civil War Memorial, a hop, skip and a jump down from the “Old” Town Hall. Join me. Bob Casimiro Bridgton

Zaidman is our man

To The Editor: As two retired Bridgton selectmen with a combined total of 24 years of service to the town, we have had the opportunity to work with Glenn “Bear” Zaidman on many occasions. We know from experience that Bear has integrity and knowledge. Without question, he has the Town of Bridgton’s best interests at heart. We feel strongly that he would be a great asset to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. We are voting for Bear as a write-in candidate for selectman. On June 14, we ask you to consider writing in a vote for Glenn “Bear” Zaidman, too. Earl Cash and Art Triglione Bridgton


Vote yes on question 5

To The Editor: The Bridgton Food Pantry (BFP), now serving nearly 150 people every week, is strapped without the money needed to buy the food that’s feeding Bridgton’s hungry. The BFP is just a week or two away from its own emergency crisis. A “yes” vote on Question 5 next week will insure a one cent property tax per $1,000 of valuation keeps the BFP fully functioning, and provides a safety cushion. Mercifully, we live in a bountiful country with plenty of nutritious food for everyone, no matter their circumstances or lot in life, but it must be available to all, regardless of income. Nobody wants to be poor, no one aspires to be hungry, but facts are stubborn. The death of a spouse — the most frequent cause of poverty — is just one of many of life’s tragedies along with illness, single parenthood, taxes, disease, and that evershrinking middle class.   By voting “yes” on Question 5, we strengthen Bridgton’s safety net for all our residents — a penny of prevention is worth a dollar of cure any day. George Bradt Bridgton


To The Editor: Last Monday, I was honored to observe the Naples Memorial Day Parade and speak at a ceremony honoring those who sacrificed everything for their country and their fellow citizens. I’m


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

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

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

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

Servicemaster Prof. Carpet Cleaning – Home/Office Lake Region Docks, LLC Installation/Removal/Maintenance Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration WAM-ALARM Systems Fully insured – All your dock needs 1-800-244-7630  207-539-4452 Installation, Service, Monitoring (207) 376-6681 (207) 408-6645 Burglar-Fire-Temperature Sensors TLC Home Maintenance Co. email: Free Security Survey 647-2323 Professional Cleaning and Property Management ELECTRICIANS APPLIANCE REPAIR Housekeeping and much more Bosworth Electric Inc. 583-4314 Jones Appliance Service/Repair LLC Quality electrical contractor Quality service you deserve Commercial/Industrial/Residential COMPUTERS All major brands Generators/Todd Bosworth/207-838-6755 647-4432 Grammy Geek Tech support for seniors (jr’s too) D. M. Electric Inc. & Sons ATTORNEYS 1-1 support at your home Dennis McIver, Electrical Contractor Malware & virus removal/PC repair Shelley P. Carter, Attorney Free pick-up & delivery 207-310-0289 Residential/Commercial/Industrial Law Office of Shelley P. Carter, PA Licensed in Maine & New Hampshire 110 Portland St., Fryeburg, ME 04037 Ms. C’s Computer Repair Bridgton 207-647-5012 935-1950 Virus and spyware removal J.P. Gallinari Electric Co. PC repairs 207-228-5279 Michael G. Friedman, Esq., PA Residential - Commercial - Industrial 27 Zion Hill Road, Bridgton 132 Main St. Aerial - Auger - Lifting Service P.O. Box 10, Bridgton, ME 04009 Naples Computer Services Bridgton 647-9435 647-8360 PC repair/upgrades – on-site service McIver Electric Virus and spy-ware removal Hastings Malia, PA “Your on time every time electricians” Home and business networking 376 Main Street – PO Box 290 221 Portland Rd, Bridgton Video security systems Fryeburg, ME 04037 71 Harrison Rd., Naples 207-693-3746 647-3664 935-2061




Jeff Hadley Builder New England Boat Shop LLC Remodeling, Additions Maintenance/Repair/Sales/Service Tile work, Wood flooring Welding/Shrinkwrap/Storage Kitchens, Drywall, Painting Mark Swanton, owner – 207-693-9310 30 yrs experience 583-4460


Caretake America Managing and Patrolling Kevin Rogers, Owner/Manager Rte. 35, Naples  693-6000

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

CARPETING Thurlow’s Carpet & Home Center Carpet and Flooring Sales and Installation 21 Sandy Creek Rd, Bridgton 647-5562 800-310-5563

Quality Custom Carpentry From start to finish and from old to new Jeff Juneau Naples 207-655-5903


R.W. Merrill Electrical Contractor 24 hour Emergency Service Residential & Commercial Harrison 583-2986 Fax 583-4882 David K. Moynihan Master Electrician Licensed ME & NH Bridgton 647-8016

EXCAVATION JDN Enterprises Septic systems, Water lines Site work, Drainage 207-647-8146

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

Snow’s Excavation Complete site work Foundations-Septic-Lots cleared 207-647-2697



Bridgton Dental Associates Dr. Paul Cloutier Complete dental care 138 Harrison Rd, Bridgton 207-647-8052

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

Bridgton Dental Hygiene Care, PA Complete comprehensive oral hygiene care Infants – Seniors Most dental insurances, MaineCare 647-4125

Bolsters Decorating Center Carpet – vinyl – ceramic Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202


June 9, 2016, The Bridgton News, Page 3D

writing to thank those who organized the day’s events for the chance to participate and for their excellent work. Thank you to Commander Bill Stuart and all the members of American Legion Post 155. Thank you to our local Girl Scouts, the Naples Fire Department, Pastor Joanne Painter, the Lake Region High School Band, parade organizers and volunteers and all those who came out to watch the day’s events. Public ceremonies of remembrance are vital to our community. They put a human face on the cost of war. They compel us to think about the tremendous risk service members take even just by signing up. They provide us with the chance to teach our children how lucky we are to be free and that we must not take the opportunities we have been given lightly. These are lessons we should hold in our hearts year round, and those who organized Monday’s events deserve the thanks of the entire community. Rep. Christine Powers Naples

election. Mr. Riseman has a degree in accounting and finance and believes in fiscal responsibility for our government, but does not adhere to party lines and divisive rhetoric. He is someone that has extensive experience in the business and social needs of our region of the state. He is a former owner of the Village Tie-up and worked for 22 years for Community Concepts, recently retiring as its chief financial officer. He helped grow small businesses with technical assistance and loans through the Small Business Administration as early as 1986. He also served as the treasurer for the Oxford Hills Growth Council. He helped save 40 jobs and services that impacted over 100 special needs children when the Child Health Center in Oxford was facing closure. He understands our community and the fiscal and social issues that must be addressed. Mr. Riseman is solutions oriented. He is not a career politician, but believes that everyone should consider serving to improve his or her local communities and “pay it forward.” Please join me in electing this highly skilled and experienced citizen in the November election. Help bring cooperation and progTo The Editor: You will have an addition- ress to our state politics. Chris Amann al choice this November for Harrison your House Representative of District 69 (Bridgton, Harrison and Denmark) that will not be evident from the upcoming primary vote. To The Editor: Walter Riseman is running Why should we vote for House District 69 as an “Yes” for the amendments Independent and therefore is to the Bridgton Sewage not listed on the June ballot, Ordinance and why should but will be appearing as a we write in Glenn “Bear” candidate for the November

Fair notice, fresh choice


FLOORING J & M Wood Floors Installation/Sanding/Refinishing Fully insured – Free estimates 207-337-5623

FOUNDATIONS Henry’s Concrete Construction Foundations, Slabs, Floors Harrison Tel. 583-4896 J. B. Concrete Bill O’Brien Poured Foundations 207-647-5940

GARAGE DOORS Naples Garage Door Co. Installation & repair services Free estimates Naples 207-693-3480

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

INSULATION Western Me. Insulation Inc Batts, blown or foamed Over 30 yrs experience Free estimates – fully insured 7 days a week – 693-3585

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

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

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

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

Bridgton Storage 409 Portland Rd 28 units & 4000’ open barn Bridgton 647-3206 JB Self Storage

Jerry’s Painting Service Quality Painting – Interior/Exterior Fully Insured – Free Estimates 207-527-2552 Webber Painting & Restoration Interior & Exterior Painting Repairs, updates, mold washing Estimates & Insured (207)831-8354


Ken Karpowich Plumbing Repairs/Installation/Remodeling Master Plumber in ME & NH Over 20 years experience 207-925-1423

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape Organic lawn & garden maintenance Shoreline restoration Creative stonework, property watch Snowplowing & sanding 207-693-6646

REAL ESTATE Chalmers Real Estate 100 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-3311 Kezar Realty Homes, Land & Vacation Rentals Lovell Village 207-925-1500

Southern Maine Retirement Services Medicare Supplements & Prescription Plans Lakes Region Properties Life and Senior Dental Insurance “At the Lights in Naples” 150 Main St., Bridgton 1-866-886-4340 Waterfront, Residential Commercial & Land KENNELS 207-693-7000 Bridgton Veterinary Kennels Boarding Route 117, Bridgton, Me. Tel. 647-8804



Burnell Plumbing New Construction, Remodeling Roberts Overhead Doors Commercial/residential – free estimates Well pump installation, replacement, Service 310-7270 Now offering Master Card & Visa 207-595-2311 Collins Plumbing & Heating Inc. HEATING Specializing in repair service in The Lake Region  647-4436 Bass Heating Oil Burner Service Sales and Installations Waterford (207) 595-8829

Zaidman for selectman are two important questions before us, the voters of Bridgton. Presently, we have a sewage ordinance that in its uniqueness as compared to the model of most towns is dysfunctional. While the physical system has capacity, the existing ordinance prevents it from being used. This stops new businesses from opening and existing ones from expanding. Unless we vote “Yes” on Question 1 to amend the sewage we by default have put up a sign that says, “Downtown Bridgton is Closed for Business.” Businesses, if any, will locate away from Main Street and our town core may deteriorate. The change will not raise town taxes. The “why” to voting on Question 1 is the re-opening of Bridgton for business and protecting the future of Bridgton at no cost to taxpayers. We have a choice for selectman. We need an individual that has business and life experiences, problemsolving capability and financial common sense. Glenn (Bear) Zaidman is that person. In serving the people of Bridgton publicly on committees and at selectmen’s meetings, he has demonstrated his concern for the people of Bridgton. What many have not seen is the knowledge he has shared with the town’s administration without fanfare to better our town. Why we should vote for Glenn “Bear” Zaidman is that he brings the skills, experience and knowledge that we need to the position of Bridgton selectman. Chuck Renneker Bridgton LETTERS, Page 5D

Oberg Agency Residential, Business, Lake Shore Property 132 Main St., Bridgton Tel. 647-5551, 888-400-9858

ROOFING JDN Enterprises Shingles – Roofs replaced New construction – Repairs Bridgton 207-647-8146

RUBBISH SERVICE ABC Rubbish Weekly Pick-up Container Service Tel. 743-5417 AM Enterprises Inc. Trash & snow removal Serving Harrison & Bridgton 207-749-2850

Monthly/yearly secure storage 207-925-3045

SEPTIC TANK PUMPING 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 693 Main St, Lovell 207-925-1468 Maine Survey Consultants, Inc. Land info services – Surveys Boundary/Topographic/Flood elevation PO Box 485, Harrison, Maine Off: 583-6159 D. A. Maxfield Jr. PLS Over 10,000 surveys on file

TRAVEL AGENCY Getaway Travel and Tours, LLC Over 20 years experience Making travel dreams come true PO Box 402, Harrison, 207-583-8150

TREE SERVICE 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 Top Notch Tree Service, LLC All aspects of tree care & removal Fully-licensed and insured Excellent references 207-357-WOOD (9663)

VETERINARY 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

WINDOW TREATMENTS Bolsters Decorating Center Custom window treatments Always free decorating consulting 9 Market Sq., So. Paris 207-743-9202


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FOOD PREP/SERVER — Clipper Merchant Tea House, a traditional British-style tea house in Bridgton, is hiring! Please e-mail jollygoodjob@clippermerchant. com or call 207-803-8111 to request application. 2t22x DRIVERS — CDL-A 1 yr. exp. Earn $1,250+ per week, great weekend hometime, excellent benefits & bonuses, 100% no touch/70% D&H. 888-406-9046. 2t23x BUSSING/DISHWASHING — Clipper Merchant Tea House is hiring! Please e-mail jollygoodjob@ or call 207803-8111 to request application. 2t22x

HELP WANTED — Anticipated and current employment opportunities Maine School Administrative District 72, Fryeburg, Me. Posted on our website: www. tf5

THE LOVELL STORE — & Restaurant is looking for cook, waitresses and cashiers. Full or part-time. Apply in person. 234 Main St., Lovell. 207-925-1255. 3t21

HELP WANTED ­­— Two full days per week in professional office. Typing skills, integrity, and motivation to learn essential. Great opportunity for retired person. Call 1t23 Ken, 207-647-2030.


SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR — looking for plumbing and electrical work in the local area. Call 647-8026. tf9

CAMPS/HOME REPAIRS — $10. Per hour. I do it all. Save some SUMMER TOUR GUIDE — or money. Lots of experience. Call 3t23 intern at Narramissic, 4-5 after- 376-5480. noons per week. Greet visitors, CHUCK’S MAINTENANCE conduct tours, light housekeep- — If you want anything cleaned ing, etc. Bridgton Historical Soci- up or hauled off, my trailer is ety, P.O. Box 44 Bridgton 04009. 6’x10’. Call 743-9889. 4t21x Volunteers needed too! 1t23x

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY — Dates: mid-May — August. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93, Sweden. Contact JD at 207-256-8106. 2t22 TREE WORKERS WANTED — Also mechanic wanted. Experience a plus. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply online at tf23

CLEANING PERSON ­— needed for Camp Encore-Coda in Sweden. Late June through mid August. 15-20 hours per week, mornings. For more information please contact James Saltman at 617-325-1541 or tf14

Want A Job? Bonney is hiring for a project our client has in the Fryeburg area! Many other openings in the Bridgton, Naples, Windham, Gray and Gorham areas as well! Apply in person, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., or online at

940 Roosevelt Trail Windham, ME 04062



MAINTENANCE — Dates: June — August. Camp Tapawingo, Route 93, Sweden. Contact JD at 207-256-8106. 2t22

NATURALLY NICE — Landscaping Lawns mowed, rototilling gardens, spring cleanups. Free estimates. Call Tony at 647-2458 or 595-5485. 4t23x BONNEY is an EOE

At Timberland Home Care Inc., we are a close-knit team of caregivers who rely on each other to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care. We only hire committed professional caregivers who love working with the elderly during all hours of the day and night. We do what we do because we want to make a positive impact on the lives of those we care for. We expect this same kind of passion from every team member. Only apply if you can live by our high standards of care and want to be challenged on a daily basis. PLEASE do not apply if your main purpose is to find any job that will get you by in the short-term. If this is you, applying here will only be a waste of your time and ours. However, if your main purpose for applying is to find a career that will help satisfy your desire to serve others, we would love to hear from you! Visit our website at 5T22CDX


2-BEDROOM MOBILE HOME — in Casco. Completely remodeled and freshly painted inside. New furnance, new hot water heaters. Updated appliances. Glassed-in back porch, screenedin front porch. Nicely landscaped with large storage sheds. Price reduced to $29,000. 627-1085. 2t23

EXCAVATING — Have hoe, will travel. Snowplowing, removal and sanding. Site work, foundations dug, back filling, septic systems, sand, loam, gravel. Call Brad Chute, 653-4377 or 627-4560. tf3 LOAM AND FIREWOOD — Please call Ron between 5 and 8 FOR SALE p.m. 595-8359. 26t18x SENTRY SAFE — Fireproof. FISHING KAYAK — Used. Brand new, never used at all. $75. Caster Perception, 12 1/2 ft. Owner’s manual included. Call Includes paddles and seat. $375 803-8158, leave message. 2t23 firm. Call 207-803-2048. 1t23x GOT WOOD — Ready to burn FIREWOOD — Seasoned $260, October 2016. $250 a cord. Cut, green $225 cord. Cut, split & split and delivered locally. Call delivered. 1/2 cord seasoned $150, 647-8146. tf21 green $125. Wendell Scribner, 10t14 BOAT LIFT — 4000 lbs. 583-4202. Shoremaster boat lift with air bags. MISC. FURNITURE — Two $4000. No text message. 508-523- bureaus, one with mirror. Also 5144. 3t23x large entertainment center. $150 or DRIED FIREWOOD — Dried best offer for each. Call 207-4501t23x twelve months. Selling seasoned 2415. hardwood year-round. One RED’S FIREWOOD — Cut, cord $260, half cord $150. Call split and delivered. Any amounts. 207-595-5029; 207-583-4113. Call 615-6342 for details. tf35 52t22x

SEASONAL JOB — Canoe rental company. Ideal for students and people with winter employment. Must be 18 or older with clean driving record. Bonus package offered. Saco River Canoe & Kayak, 1009 Main St., Fryeburg, Maine, 935-2369. info@sacorivercanoe. DOCKS — Three 8’x16’ floating com tf17 docks with hardware. One 6’x6’ floating dock with hardware. FOOD SERVICE — helpers and $2000 or best offer. Call 508-523dishwashers needed for Camp En- 5144. No text message. 3t23x core-Coda in Sweden. Full time. Mid June through mid August. $5 FOR TATTERED — U.S. Contact Ellen Donohue-Saltman Flag when purchasing new U.S. at 617-325-1541 or ellen@encore- Flag 3’x5’ or larger. Maine Flag tf14 & Banner, Windham, 893-0339. tf46 WAIT STAFF — Clipper Merchant Tea House, a traditional 115HP MERCURY — outboard British-style tea house, seeks wait motor $800. Hydraulic lift staff committed to excellence. Will for outboard motor $200. Boat train in tea service and ceremony. trailer $1000. 1970 StarCraft as Please e-mail jollygoodjob@clip- is $700. Call for details. Will or call 207-803- consider a reasonable offer. Robert 1t23x 8111 to request application. 2t22x Champagne 647-5571.

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CONDO — Slopeside at Shawnee Peak. Beautiful, 2000 sq. ft., 3-level condo. Fully-furnished and nicely-decorated. Enjoy lake views and cool mountain breezes this summer. Available weekly/month for summer. For rates call 6718189. 4t21x

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

waterford — 3-bedroom mobile home with 2 baths. Newly available. Well-kept. Quiet neighborhood. Plowing included. First, last and security $650 month plus utilities. Call 583-4011. 3t23x

BRIDGTON — Single-bedroom apartment, convenient location. No dogs. Off-street parking. Utilities included. $775 month plus 1-month security deposit, references a must. Contact Shannon 207461-0025 or Victor 207-650-8071. SHARE GREAT SPACE — in 27t4x downtown Bridgton. 22’x52’ open area plus 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, REAL ESTATE FOR SALE small office. Mirrors, barres, cork floor, excellent light, AC and ceil- 248 MAIN ST. — Bridgton. Coming fans. Ideal for dance, yoga, mercial building, 1100 sq. ft. half Zumba, exercise, mediation, and basement. Currently pet grooming many other uses. Ample off-street business, previously coffee shop/ parking. Available by the hour or bakery. $200,000. 207-899-5052. tf21 day on an ongoing basis. Call Dan at 603-539-4344. 4t22 BUSINESS SERVICES

NAPLES — fresh, clean, country 2-bedroom apartment with 1 1/2 baths just 2 miles to 302. Huge front porch. Limited washer/dryer hookup. Heat included. $850 a month plus security. References checked. Call 207-671-8388. No text. 1t23

WATERFORD — One-bedroom apartment for rent. $750 per month plus utilities. Heat included. Offstreet parking. Nice location. Unfurnished but does have a new stove and refrigerator. No smoking. No pets. First and last month’s JESUS IS LORD — new and rent. No subletting. You can reach used auto parts. National locator. me by text at 515-3577 or call 583Most parts 2 days. Good used cars. 8078. tf22 Ovide’s Used Cars, Inc., Rte. 302 Bridg­ton, 207-647-5477. tf30 NAPLES — Off Route 35, 1-bedroom apartment. No smoking, no FOR RENT pets. $700 per month includes heat CASCO — Completely furnished and electric. Security required. tf19 rooms, heat, lights & cable TV in- Call 207-899-5052. cluded. $125 weekly. No pets. Call cell, 207-595-4946. tf46

BURNELL PLUMBING — New construction, remodeling, well pump installation, replacement and service. Call 310-7270. 4t19x LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER — Cats $70-$85, dogs starting at $100. Grant funds available for qualified Oxford County residents. Rozzie May Animal Alliance 603-4471373. tf18


PLEASE CONSIDER — donating gently used furniture, household items and more to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. FMI, go to our website www. for details or call 935-4358, ext. 21. tf44


YARD SALE — 58 Quarter Horse Dr., North Bridgton. Saturday, June 11, 9-4. Household items, tools, woodstove and lots of miscellaneous. 1t23x



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FINANCE TEAM ANALYST Work at NAHGA Claim Services in Bridgton, part of the Chalmers Insurance Group. The job is a full-time job that will be working with the financial team. Room for advancement in the company. Competitive hourly wage and benefits. CONTACT:



Maintenance Worker Wanted The Town of Naples is accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Worker. This full-time position is responsible for general maintenance in the Town of Naples including but not limited to mowing, yard work, trash removal, carpentry work, road maintenance and general repairs, and maintenance of municipal facilities and parks. The position is also responsible for snow removal at municipal facilities during the winter months.

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YARD SALE — Thurs.-Sat., June 9-11, 9 a.m.-? at the end of Depot St., across from skate park Bridgton. Inventory from 2 second-hand vintage shops, furniture, home decor, kitchen items, linens, books & much more. 1t23x MOVING SALE — All must go. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 568 Harrison Rd., Naples, 8-1. Canoe, patio set, 4 mahogany chairs, two Queen Ann chairs, antique dining set, leather recliner, dark pine bar with 5 stools, wicker set, paint locker, buffet, and much much more. Last chance. 1t23

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Coming to a store near you

I almost never remember to bring my own bags into the grocery stores of South Portland. That city, as well as Portland across the harbor, wanted to ban disposable plastic bags altogether. Instead, their city councils enacted a five-cent fee for paper or plastic bags that used to be free. At Shaw’s, I can pay 10 cents for a reusable plastic bag, but I have a dozen of them folded up and bulging out of the inside door compartments of my car. Do I remember to bring them into the store though? Hardly ever, so that means I have to buy still more at the checkout rather than hold up the line by going out to my car and retrieving a couple from my growing collection. In North Conway, N.H. where I do most of my food shopping at Shaw’s and Hannaford stores there, bags are still free. So who benefits? Well, the stores do because they get paid five cents each for bags they used to give away free. Greenie city councilors do because they can pose as environmental champions, saviors of ocean creatures who they claimed would die from ingesting discarded bags. Greenie citizens do because, when they dutifully carry their reusable bags into the store, they feel like they’re doing their bit to save the planet from evil corporatist, Republicans who all want to poison the environment, as well as the people in it. Freeport and other Maine municipalities are considering similar bag ordinances and it’s coming soon to stores near you too. Have these ordinances been effectively saving ocean creatures? It’s too early to tell. Even though I find them annoying, they’re likely to expand widely. According to a National Review Online article I read last week: “A professor at Santa Monica College took a group of students on an ‘EcoSexual Sextravaganza’ trip earlier this month, during which they ‘married the ocean’ and were encouraged to ‘consummate’ that marriage.” There were pictures of blushing brides holding flowers as they waded into the ocean for “consummation.” Given this level of green weenie eco-sexual passion, it’s my guess that ordinances like this will expand in Maine and beyond. I don’t return cans and bottles to Maine redemption centers either. It’s just not worth the trip. Like everyone, I have to pay five cents for the cans and bottles my beer and soft drinks come in, and 15 cents for the bottles, in which my wine comes in when I buy them in Maine. When I go to the dump in Lovell — excuse me, I mean when I go to Lovell’s solid waste recycling center, I put the five-cent cans and bottles in the barrels provided. Attendants save the beer cans and beer bottles, but they grind up the 15-cent wine bottles in the

Front Row Seat by Tom McLaughlin BN Columnist glass-crushing machine because it isn’t worth it for the town to retrieve the deposit. New Hampshire has no bottle deposit law either, but most states around the region do, so N.H. stores sell bottles and cans all imprinted with other states’ deposit laws, but do not collect any deposit money. So, if Maine residents like me buy beer in New Hampshire, we might collect five cents per can/ bottle if we redeemed the empties in Maine. But, you would violate laws enacted by Maine’s greenie, world-saving voters who seem to comprise the majority. Glass bottles and aluminum cans don’t pollute the environment when people throw them away, but they’re a kind of visual pollution. My wife periodically picks them up beside our country road and lugs them home for me to take to the dump — I mean the solid waste recycling center. She doesn’t do it for the money, she’s just obsessive that way. Clearly, Maine’s deposit law is not preventing litter as intended.  So who benefits from bottle laws? Well, the state is the primary beneficiary because it gets the money from stores selling the containers. How much money? We don’t know. A study commissioned in 2007 verified that we don’t know. It did determine that in 2002 about 750,000,000 bottles were sold and the state collected between five and 15 cents on each. How many were redeemed? We don’t know, because only about 19% of the surveys sent to stores and redemption centers were returned.  From this writer’s perspective, Maine’s bottle law is a bother. Are Maine’s highways cleaner than New Hampshire’s? Not that I can see. The law has been in effect since 1978 and it’s not likely to be repealed whether it’s effective or not. It’s another source of revenue for government-loving Greenies who are ever looking to make the rest of us adhere to the roadmap of their never-ending journey to utopia. Tom McLaughlin of Lovell is a retired middle school U.S. History teacher.

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the stage for a regional pilot program to provide veterans with better transportation services. Given the unique challenges faced by veterans, transportation is a critical need. Hopefully, this new pilot program will get us back on track. Recently, I learned that I had been chosen to receive a “Legislator of the Year” award from the American Legion in Maine. It’s an honor to be recognized, but the truth is it was an easy

choice to fight for Maine veterans in the Legislature. I was proud to support policies aimed at improving the lives of our returning servicemen and women, and I will continue to do everything I can in the Maine Senate to find new, creative ways to help Maine veterans succeed. They deserve nothing less. As always, please feel free to contact me at or 287-1515, if you have questions or comments.

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(Continued from Page 1D) For decades the United States nudged Israel towards ending its occupation of Palestine and starting an accommodation with its Arab neighbors — in response we hear from Jerusalem only fake rhetoric and violence. Now, Prime Minister Netanyahu has taken an outspoken fascist as his Defense Minister. A history of coaxing and generous aid has netted us a toxic partner. Which brings us to Egypt, a country we have also showered with aid (though not as generously as prosperous

Israel.) And the payoff? A military regime more cruel than any in the nation’s history. Funded by Saudi Arabia, Egypt could come to haunt us in the years ahead if it goes the way of Syria or Libya. Those two countries are kind of like Bre’r Rabbit’s briar patch — you take a little swing and pretty soon you’re snared by history and can’t struggle free. If we were able to erase history, undoing the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq would be biggest forms of present relief. And surely guided by

hindsight, we would have done better with Turkey, which helped build up the Islamic state and keep Kurds beaten down. I could go on describing how history has distorted the future and dashed dreams. But let a single sentence sum up: We have been betrayed by those we trusted and relied on; we have been better served by those (Iran) we denigrate. Is it any wonder that President Obama wants to pivot U.S. policy toward Asia? Henry Precht is a retired Foreign Service Officer.


local attorney, who has served six years in the Maine House of Representatives. For a part of that career, he joined my late dad, Sen. Norm Ferguson, in representing northern Oxford County. He’s a fellow Army veteran. A U.S. Army Major in the reserves, he served an 18-month active duty deployment in Afghanistan a few years ago. A native of Bethel, Jarrod’s law career has focused extensively on probate law. As a matter of fact, he’s a former associate of the current Judge of Probate. I have great respect for the current judge and have known him for a long time. I am certain that Jarrod’s law experience will serve him well as Judge of Probate. Jarrod’s opponent in the Primary Election is an attorney specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. He’s neither held an elected office nor served as a public official. Frankly, he’s less qualified than Jarrod. I feel it’s important to look ahead to the general election in November and have the best-qualified candidate on the ballot. For me, growing up in Hanover, graduating from Rumford High, living and working in Fryeburg for the past 25 years keeps me grounded to my roots. The Probate Judge holds a very important job presiding over cases that affect Oxford County families in many ways. I strongly

believe that Jarrod Crockett is the best candidate for the job. Please join me in voting for Crockett, Judge of Probate, Oxford County. Norman K (Scott) Ferguson, OD Fryeburg

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The best candidate

To The Editor: Fellow Oxford County Republicans, it’s very important to get out and vote next Tuesday, June 14 in the Maine Primary Election. Specifically, there is a contested Oxford County Race that is critical. Jarrod Crockett of Bethel is being challenged by a newcomer for the important office of Judge of Probate. Jarrod is a highly-qualified

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service has completed. That included new support for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. We also charged the University of Maine and Maine Community College systems with developing a strategy to help student-veterans make the transition from military to student life. And, thanks to a law passed this year, members of the Maine National Guard will receive tuition waivers at state colleges and universities. Lastly, the Legislature set

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(Continued from Page 1D) exceeds the civilian population. Under a law passed this year, the bureau will develop a statewide strategy to end homelessness among veterans and will have a staff member focused on homelessness. That’s just one piece of the puzzle though. We owe it to veterans not only to make sure that their basic needs like housing and health care are met, but that they are successful, productive members of civil society after their

Responsible growth

To The Editor: My name is Deb Brusini and I am running for the Planning Board. I moved to Bridgton for its beauty, my love of the outdoors, and its distinctly small town character that still offers services, activities and amenities of a larger community. I support steady growth guided by our Comprehensive Plan, ordinances and citizen input. I believe we need to revitalize and grow downtown while preserving the surrounding rural areas that bring privacy, value, and enjoyment to landowners. This is responsible growth to me. I am in favor of passing the amended wastewater ordinance, so we can move ahead with projects that will benefit the town, people’s livelihoods, and our tax base. As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I have lived in several U.S. states and in LETTERS, Page 8D


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Frederic R. Engdahl

Carlee B. Feeney

Shirley Brocato

WATERFORD — Frederic R. Engdahl of Waterford passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 after a long illness. He was born and educated in Boston and worked in the Boston Public Schools until retirement. Fred and his family summered in Waterford for many years, and they moved to Waterford permanently in 2000. He was active in the Waterford Congregational Church and was its moderator for 11 years. He was also a member of the Waterford Masonic Chapter and was its secretary for several years. Fred was a loving husband and father. He and his wife Nancy celebrated their 50th anniversary in December. He was a great dad to daughter Daryl Ann Leonard of Waterford and son David F. Engdahl of South Paris. He is survived by two grandchildren; a sister, Doris Ruhl; brothers, Donald and Kenneth Engdahl; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Waterford Congregational Church on Plummer Hill at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, followed by a gathering at the Wilkins House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to the Windows Fund, Waterford Congregational Church, PO Box 59, Waterford, ME 04088.

WINDHAM — Carlee B. Feeney, 74, of Windham, devoted mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 2, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born, raised and educated in Jonesport, Carlee was the daughter of the late Arlin and Adeline Kent Beal. Carlee and her late husband, Hayden O. Feeney, moved to southern Maine in 1961. Carlee worked for GTE Sylvania for many years and worked as an award-winning merchandiser for American Greetings until her retirement. Carlee loved the New England Patriots, politics, gardening and was a talented ceramicist, as well as a life-long advocate for animal welfare. Carlee is survived by her three daughters, Carmen FeeneyAlley of Jonesport, Crystal Feeney of Bridgton and Kelley Feeney of Windham; her two grandchildren; brother, Napoleon Beal of Jonesport; two sisters, Jane Johnson of Jonesport and Christine Alley of Jonesport; many nieces and nephews; as well as many dear friends and neighbors. Carlee was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hayden O. Feeney; and her sister, Leona Lamson. Visiting hours were held at Dolby Funeral Chapel at 434 River Road in Windham on Monday, June 6, followed by funeral services officiated by Pastor Greg Breeden of Northside Baptist Church in Windham. There was a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Jonesport on Tuesday, June 7, at 1 p.m. To express condolences or participate in Carlee’s online tribute visit Donations can be made in Carlee’s memory to the Yankee Chihuahua Rescue and Adoption Center, 3 Ferguson Lane, Sandown, NH 03873.

GORHAM — Shirley (Pelletier) Brocato, 83, died due to complications from dementia on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Gorham House. She was born in Springvale to Charles Jean Pelletier and Helen (Stebbins) Pelletier on July 18, 1932. She graduated from Sanford High School, where she was a student scholar, active in many academic and sports programs. Married to Robert Joseph Brocato on July 12, 1951, they loved, and devoted themselves to their marriage and seven children for 61 years. Robert lost his life to lung cancer on Dec. 2, 2012. With his death, Shirley lost part of her heart. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, gardener, quilter, cat-lover — she was all of these, her greatest passion being Bob’s wife. Bob and Shirley, Shirley and Bob. Shirley lived most recently at Gorham House in Gorham, where she spread love and laughter. Known there as “Sweet Shirley,” her many favorite sayings and funny quirks will long be remembered and cherished. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Leo, Paul and Rudolph; a son, Robert; and a granddaughter. She is survived by her sister Anita Pelletier of Sanford; her children Joe Brocato of Waterboro, Julie Crandall of Windham, Anthony Brocato of Naples, Kathie LeBel of Westbrook, Maria Picher of Windermere, Fla., Lisa Latno of Westbrook and James Brocato of Somerville, Mass; her eight grandchildren; and by many loving nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren who filled her life. Visiting hours were on Tuesday, June 7, at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter Street, Sanford. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church. Burial followed at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at: www. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in her memory to the Gorham House Scholarship, 50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038.

Dana C. Durgin Dana Carroll Durgin, 67, surrounded by those that loved him dearly, peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Reno, Nevada after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born July 19, 1948 in Portland, he attended elementary school in Raymond; graduated from Bay Shore High School, New York in 1966; received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from the University of Washington in 1972. Dana was an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist and was president of his own geological consulting company, Delve Consultants. He was a member of the Geological Society of Nevada and a very proud member of the National Rifle Association. Dana, the ultimate outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing, scuba diving and exploration. A dedicated brother, uncle and friend, caring deeply for all, his compassion and generosity to anyone in need made the world a better place. After years of exploration within the mining industry and making friends along the way, in the early 80s, he made his home in Sparks, Nevada. With his great friend, Doug Wood — his business partner — he enjoyed a great career and together they shared many global adventures. He traveled the world with his other great friend, Michael Beach, including hunting safaris to Africa, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand and South America, culminating in his home full of trophies, treasures and memories. A certified scuba diver, he was at the center of many underwater escapades. He loved the ocean and shared that world with his dear friends, Martin McClellan and Marc Briseno, along with many others. All that aside, his proudest achievement was in the loving relationship he had with his niece, Anna Wangberg, his biggest fan. She was his “little” buddy like no other. He loved teaching her about animals, guns, movies, fishing and, of course, slurpees. He was truly a feather-filled teddy bear in her presence. A prolific writer, he compiled a book of his many adventures, Unsupervised Play OR An Adventurous Life Starts in Childhood. These were stories of the incredible life he lived. He truly lived an unbelievable life that he shared with everyone he touched. Dana is survived by his brothers, Louis and Scot; his sister, Wendy Wangberg; 10 nephews and nieces; along with many members of his extended family in Maine and many other parts of the country.  He was preceded in passing by his father and mother, Charles and Hilda (Shaw) Durgin; step-mother Anna Chute Durgin; brother Donal; as well as many other precious relatives and friends. A celebration of Dana’s life will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Skyline Canyon Apartments, located at 3300 Skyline Boulevard, Reno, NV. An additional celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Raymond Village Community Church, located at 27 Main Street, Raymond. For details, call Wendy at 775-771-4480 or Louis at 207564-3518. Dana was a loving and dedicated supporter of the Reno Chapter of HOPE worldwide. Would you please consider, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Dana to HOPE worldwide (Reno Chapter in the comments section) at or 6320 Fairhaven Place, Reno, NV 89523.

Roger L. Barton LEWISTON — Roger Lewis Barton, 71, of Brownfield, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family after fighting a 51⁄2-year battle with cancer. He was born in North Conway, N.H., on July 2, 1944, the son of Frank J. and Myrna Eastman Barton. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1963. He served in the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the National Guard. Roger married Yvette Bouchard on June 24, 1967. They were two weeks short of 49 years of marriage. He had been employed at Vulcan Electric for 34 years, as well as working as a taxidermist. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, hunter and trapper, and enjoyed his time at camp on Schoodic Lake. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved watching his grandkids play sports. He is survived by his wife Yvette of Brownfield; his children, Darlene Barton Loewe, Pamela Barton Carrier, Dale Lewis Barton and wife Alisa; five grandchildren, Morgan, Cody, Nick, Breanna and Tucker; his brother Franklin Barton and wife Margaret; his sister Fran Barton Parsons and husband Larry; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Harvey Barton. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield. Arrangements are under the care of Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg.

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George B. Hefferan Jr. SOUTH CASCO — George (“Geo”) Backus Hefferan Jr. was born on Feb. 7, 1936, in Detroit, Mich., and died on May 30, 2016 at the age of 80, in South Casco. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Alice; his children, Geo III, Polly, Leigh, Wendy and Franny; his stepchildren, Leticia and Fernando; 19 grandchildren; and his sister, Judy Rollinson. Geo was a selfless provider for and supporter of his family, counseling and strengthening his loved ones. He loved his dogs, the Les Cheneaux Islands in Northern Michigan, his boat, the Lila, the Michigan Wolverines, and Detroit sports teams. He was an avid reader, enjoying history books, biographies and mysteries. He loved nature, particularly the cedar trees and pristine waters of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. He went to the Taft School, Yale University, and the University of Michigan law school. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He practiced law for 53 years, mostly in the area of trusts and estates, beginning his career in Detroit in 1963 and moving his practice to Portland in 1971. He was an honest lawyer, who mostly just enjoyed helping people. He eschewed cynicism, and searched for the good in people. Ever the optimist, he was undeterred in a six-year fight with cancer, bringing joy and laughter to his family all the while with his indefatigable humor and sunny disposition. He inherited a knack for storytelling from his father, George, and those stories and lessons, and laughter, will live on. A private service will be held at later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New England Cancer Specialists, 2 Independent Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

~ Celebration of Life ~

Hugh W. Hastings II, 89, of Fryeburg, passed away December 26, 2015. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds Expo Center.


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Celebrating the life of Muriel “Sally” Hammond Friday, June 17th at 5 p.m. at her summer home, 2 Naomi St., Sebago. Join us to share stories and remember a life lived to the fullest. 1T23

Richard L. Hall SWEDEN — Richard Lee Hall, 85, of Sweden, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. Richard was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on Dec. 19, 1930, a son of Leslie O. and Ruth L. (Nickerson) Hall and graduated from Valparaiso High School. He then entered the U.S. Navy and served his country faithfully during the Korean War, serving on the U.S.S. Donner. Upon returning from sea duty, he married Jean Huhn on April 23, 1955. Following his Naval service, Richard worked for Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Systems in Little Falls, N.J., and retired from there in 1990 after 35 years. After his retirement, he and Jean moved to Sweden. He was a member of the Totowa United Methodist Church in Totowa, N.J., and most recently, the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gorham. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife Jean of Sweden; two sisters, Helen Price of Valparaiso, Ind., and Mary Huhn of Sweden; a brother, Gerald Hall and his wife, Shelley of Dowagiac, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Libby Cemetery, Berry Road in Sweden. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Condolences can be expressed to the family at

Gertrude L. Witham PORTLAND — Gertrude L. (Bouchard) Witham, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Seaside Rehabilitation Center in Portland. She was the wife of the late George H. Witham. She was born in Greenville, on Dec. 22, 1923, a daughter of the late Charles J. and Vivian G. (Ryan) Bouchard. She grew up in the Greenville and Skowhegan area and graduated from the Covent School in Edmundston, Canada. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose of Sharon Chapter in Augusta. Gertrude was also a member of the Red Hat Society and a devout Christian. Above all she was “Nana” to many generations. Gertrude enjoyed Beano, crossword puzzles and reading, mostly novels and the Christian Guide Post. She is survived by her daughter Marian Duchesneau of Colo. She also leaves several grandchildren including Jennifer Huber and her husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., James David Hathaway and his wife Laura of Lyman, Elizabeth Urquhart of Monmouth and Kari Smith of Colo. She also leaves numerous great-grandchildren including Victoria Pickreign and her husband Josh of Portland, Alexandria Huber of Portland, Frederick Huber III and his wife Cristina of Anchorage, Alaska, Lanayria Urquhart of Turner, Heather Autrey and her husband Anthony of Colo., and Brittany Smith of Colo.; great-great-grandchildren Liam, Urijah, Jackson, Molly, Wyatt and Ashlee; as well as two brothers, Donald Witham and his wife Linda of Swans Island, and James Witham and his wife Karen of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews. She was the Mother of the late George Witham Jr. and Vivian G. Hathaway, and the sister of the late Donald Bouchard. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Civic Center Drive, 129 Blue Star Avenue, Augusta, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. Please visit to sign Gertrude’s guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family.

Brigid Maureen Ryerson Brigid Maureen (O’Hagan) Ryerson, 95, of Bridgton, died on Friday, May 27, 2016. She was born in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim, Ireland in April 1921, to Peter O’Hagan and Brigid McGuinness O’Hagan. She was the third of nine children. Maureen was educated as a nurse in England at 17 years of age and served as a nurse in London during the “blitz” in WWII. As the war continued to escalate, she moved to Worchester, England where she met her husband, Captain Hurschel A. Ryerson. At the end of the war, at the age of 24, she and her infant daughter, Deirdre Ann, boarded a ship to New York, along with other ‘warbrides,’ to join her husband and move to Maine. As Hurschel was a graduate of Bridgton Academy, they settled in North Bridgton to establish their life within the community and to raise their children. Maureen had a very rich spiritual life. As a young wife and mother in a foreign country, Maureen very soon found common ground and friendship, together with her husband, with a fellow Irishman, forming a lifelong relationship with The Rev. J. Francis Brady. Father Brady was the longest-serving pastor (1929–68) of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Norway, Maine, and serving as pastor for the St. Joseph parish in Bridgton. She undertook the responsibility to sew the Altar linens and later to continue to reverently launder and care for the Altar for over 50 years. She became a Eucharistic Minister, serving at Mass and taking Communion to the elderly. She enjoyed her friendships with her fellow members of the Women’s Guild at St. Joe’s and in sharing her skills in creating and sewing banners for the Altar. In her practical life, Maureen chose not to return to nursing. In support of her husband in raising four daughters, she and Hurschel operated a small local grocery store serving the community. As Bridgton Academy’s enrollment grew to over 170 young men, they expanded the business into a “campus store.” She very much enjoyed her interactions and friendships with the boys — many of whom called her “mom.” She also served as an assistant in the Post Office at North Bridgton to her Postmaster-Husband during his vacations. She and Hurschel together served Meals-on-Wheels for many years. She volunteered at Jean Edward’s animal shelter, Harvest Hills, as a part of a volunteer team who came together to support Jeannie, raise money, and make repairs by having annual yard sales in the mid70s to early 80s. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Bridgton Hospital coffee shop for a period of time. Maureen was an avid walker and won first in her category on the “Four on the Fourth” for two years running at the ages of 83 and 84. She enjoyed gardening, her grandchildren and traveling, especially with her daughters Dee, Shan, Marlena and Teresa. She returned to Ireland frequently over many years to visit her mother and family in England and Ireland. Maureen lovingly cared for Hurschel, her husband, until his death at home in 1984. Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Hurschel; daughter Teresa Roby and grandson, Sean Hobson. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Deirdre and Timothy Angwin, Shan and Thom Gilligan, and Marlena and Keith Buzzell; her grandchildren, Tonya Angwin, Jason Hebb, Donald Angwin, Colin Hebb, and Jarrod Hobson, and several great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Fryeburg Health Care for the great loving care of our mother for the past two and a half years. Family and friends may attend visiting hours on Friday, June 17 from 4 to 6 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Church in Bridgton at 11 a.m., on Saturday June 18. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Bridgton Community Center and/or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.


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James P. Wood

William F. Doyle Jr.

Linda B. Jacques

James Patrick Wood, 66, passed away on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 at his home at Pilgrim Place, Claremont, Calif. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. on Nov. 11, 1949 to James A. Wood and Barbara DeVeen Wood (now Pafe). His father’s name was James so he was Patrick to family and friends. When two, the family moved to Riverside, Calif., where the family built a home close to where his father grew up. Three sisters Julie, India and Jean followed. The home was surrounded by grapefruit trees with large orange groves surrounding that. While at the University of Arizona, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. After college, he joined his father in the life insurance business. He was very active in the Sierra Singles group of the Sierra Club, where in 1993 he met Jane Gibbons. In the summer of 1994, he moved to Apple Valley, Calif., where he was a substitute teacher for several years. In August of 1996, he and Jane were married, in Sweden, near Jane’s family summer home. In January 2002, after Jane retired, the couple bought a Sportsmobile camper van, took a 17,000-mile, 17-week trip across the south and east of the USA, and moved to Sweden. The couple lived in Maine, year-round for 11 years. While in Maine, he was a substitute teacher, was active in Lovell and Bridgton cribbage clubs, the Sweden Community Church and Historical Society. In 2014, they moved to Pilgrim Place, Claremont, Calif. Both were very active in the Claremont Senior Bike group. He proudly won two gold metals and one silver in the two judged events in which he participated in 2016, the last on April 24. His mother Barbara Pafe, stepfather Basil Pafe,  sisters Julie Hirsch, India Wood and Jean Wood live in California and Nevada. He is also survived by two nephews, three nieces and a grandnephew. Donations in his memory may be made to Pilgrim Place Resident Health and Support Fund, 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont, CA 91711 or Jubilee Partners, Box 68, Comer, GA 30629 (a community in support of immigrants).

RAYMOND — William F. Doyle Jr., 85, of Raymond, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris, surrounded by his loving family. They spent his last day with him, sharing tales of adventures with Billy. Bill was born on April 10, 1931, to William F. Doyle Sr. and Margaret E. Doyle (Gavett) of South Portland. He was their only child. Bill spent most of his life serving others. He spent 26 total years in service to his country, including stints in the Navy, Coast Guard and Army Reserves. While he spent much time at sea and was a square knot sailor, he always wanted to get home to be with his family. He retired from the Coast Guard as Chief Warrant Officer III in 1974. Once retired, he continued to serve his community of Raymond, as an ambulance attendant, member of the fire police, member of the Lions Club (once winning Lion of the Year) and an active member of the Raymond Village Community Church. He also worked in maintenance at the Osteopathic Hospital in Portland. Perhaps most significantly, he served his family. Bill was a warm and loving father. Later, he served as grandfather, a role in which he excelled. Billy was a fishing guide for young people, spending countless hours detangling tackle. He was a wheelbarrow ride chauffer, provider of too much ice cream, golf etiquette instructor, and player of games. He was not graceful in victory or defeat, but was always eager to play. He was a good friend and companion, and taught us how a man should treat children. He is survived by his loving wife of 60-plus years, E. Louise Doyle (Fries); his sons, Paul Doyle of Raymond, and Mark Doyle of Lyman; his daughters Penny Thompson of Raymond and Karen Bartholomay, also of Raymond; 11 grandchildren; as well as nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. Online condolences may be left for the family at: Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main Street, Raymond, ME 04071, or Maine Veterans Home, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281. Both of these places provided him with loving support.

WINDHAM — Linda Butler Jacques, 75, of Windham, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 26, 1941, in Portland, the daughter of John and Rose Butler. She attended Deering and Scarborough High Schools. Linda will be remembered for her giant heart and giving nature. She wrote wonderful stories and had a big imagination. She was famous for her apple dolls, oil paintings and crocheting. Her greatest love and pride were her children and grandchildren, each sharing a very unique and special bond with her. She will be sadly missed by her four children, Thomas Jacques of Windham, Timothy Jacques of Madeira Beach, Fla. and Naples, John Jacques of Buxton and Cindy Jacques of Windham; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; six siblings, Charles Butler, Evelyn Morsehead, Jeanne Huff, John Butler, Pamela Wilson and Karen True; along with many nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by her parents; and sister, Suzanne Alderson; along with her husband Thomas Jacques. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 268 Brown Street, in Westbrook, followed by burial at St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, Stroudwater Street, in Westbrook. To express condolences and to participate in Linda’s online tribute, please visit:

Scathing literary fueds and rivalries

“Writers really take their worst shellacking from other writers” — E.B. White At times, the worst critics of writers are fellow writers. The feuds become public and at times, the grudges can last decades. Public feuds are nothing new among some of the more noted authors. Ernest Hemingway, an international celebrity, didn’t suffer fools gladly and had a famous temper. His opinions could highly offend or conversely, extol the virtues of fellow writers. His on again, off again friendship with F. Scott Fitzgerald became legendary. Many writers are competitive and are known to have fragile egos. Fortunately, most writers are supportive of each other and often write reviews and give testimonials (blurbs) to fellow authors’ books. The most vociferous reviewers are the critics, often the bane of existence to fellow writers. Some of the more controversial feuds became public on television talk shows. The Dick Cavett” show had a pugilistic Norman Mailer trading insults with the author/critic, Gore Vidal. Mailer once took a punch at Vidal for panning one of his books. “Once again, words fail Norman Mailer,” quipped Vidal. Another public feud was between Mary McCarthy and Lillian Hellman. When Hellman’s name was brought up, McCarthy exclaimed that, “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’” The prominent authors, despite their acclaim and awards, will always attract their share of vitriol from the critics and fellow authors. Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac’s acclaim — “That’s not writing, that’s typing.” Tom Wolfe took on J.D. Salinger’s writing method — “You can’t, by just lending your daily life, really see a goddamn thing. You have to force yourself to get into unfamiliar areas.” It’s no surprise, according to John Osborne that — “Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.”        And the hits just keep on coming: “No one in his right mind wants to read Hemingway for pleasure, or Galsworthy.” (V.S. Naipaul) “A very good library could be started by leaving Jane Austin out.” (Mark Twain) “I’ve read all of (Theodore) Dreiser and have had many different opinions of him along the way. Humanly he was a

Bird Watch

(Continued from Page 2D) should be installed on the equipment to flush out adult birds. Fields not harvested for hay can be cut every one to three years to keep out woody vegetation. Many grassland birds, including bobolinks, prefer older fields with a mix of grasses, forbs, and small shrubs. Older fields also provide habitat for many small mammals, an important food supply for birds of prey. Often, by the time we hear of an organism that has gone extinct, or of last-ditch efforts to avoid an extinction, it is too late to do anything about it, but fortunately, we know how to help grassland nesting birds such as bobolinks. Some responsible landowners around here do voluntarily manage their fields for grassland birds. They have the joy of seeing and hearing handsome bobolinks as they perch on top of grasses and sing their rollicking, bubbling song. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to reverse a negative trend, and are playing a crucial role in preventing a possible extinction.

The Reading Life by Peter Bollen Contributing Writer

monster.” (Robert Penn Warren) “John Updike has produced one of the worst pieces of writing from any grownup source [since 9/11].” (Christopher Hitchens on the book, Terrorist) “Truman Capote has made lying an art. A minor art.” (Gore Vidal) “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” (William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway) “Princess Daisy is a terrible book only in the sense that it is almost totally inept.” (Clive James on Judith Krantz) “This incredible work is an almost inexhaustible mine of bad writing, faulty generalizing, childish pussyfooting, ludicrous posturing and naive stupidity. To find a match for it one must

try to imagine a biography of the Duke of Wellington by his barber.” (H.L. Mencken on The New Freedom by Dr. William B. Hale) “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.” (Oscar Wilde on Charles Dickens’s The Old Curiosity Shop) “Books like this drive one to class warfare, simply as a way of answering back.” (Michael Nevy on Bernard Levin’s book, Enthusiasms) “It will bid fair to be the worst book ever written: smarmy, whiny, smirky and above all, almost indescribably stupid.” (Jonathan Yardley on At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard)     “If writers believe the critics when they say they are great, then they must believe them when they say they are rotten and they lose confidence.” (Ernest Hemingway) I think the following quote reflects what most writers feel. “Whenever I write a review of a book, it must be to celebrate. Why should I be the one to mete out punishment to a writer or to an artist or to a poet?” (Elie Weisel, Nobel Laureate). Peter Bollen of Bridgton writes an occasional column for The Bridgton News dedicated to books and authors including reviews and news of the book trade. The author welcomes comments and suggestions. He can be reached at pdboll@


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(Continued from Page 5D) Europe, and have traveled extensively across the United States and abroad. This has given me an appreciation of the value of divergent views. My approach is to know and understand the details of a proposal and the applicable ordinance(s), gain the input/ feedback of constituents, participate in productive discussion, then make a thoughtful and informed decision. If an ordinance needs improvement, I am up for tackling that. I currently serve on the Zoning Appeals Board in Bridgton. In my spare time, I landscape, garden, rock and ice climb, ski, fish and hike. I also do small home improvement projects. I am very much a stakeholder in Bridgton and the surrounding area. I have the time and energy to contribute to its wellbeing. I would greatly appreciate your vote on June 14 and the opportunity to serve the Town of Bridgton. Deb Brusini Bridgton

Don’t waste your vote

To The Editor: As a Bridgton resident, who pays both residential and commercial property taxes, I am urging local voters to vote “Yes” on the crucial wastewater issue on Tuesday, June 14. A Vote on 1 will allow the town to amend the current wording on the wastewater formula, freeing up an additional 7,000 gallons a day. It will help create new jobs, strengthen our tax base and contribute to smart growth. It will not raise our taxes.  The Board of Selectmen, the Wastewater Committee, the CDC (Community Development Committee) and the Bridgton Economic Development Corporation have all strongly endorsed a “Yes” vote. These local leaders and volunteers have put in countless hours to address the issue and create a solution to a problem that has unfortunately led to Bridgton being closed to future development until it is amended. Local entrepreneurs with viable business plans are being turned away because the

town cannot give them the sewer allocation they need, all because of outdated wording. Unlike these town leaders, who know the facts about the issue and are in full support of a “Yes” vote, opponents have relied on scare tactics and misinformation. One of the most outspoken critics, who disseminated false information at the 11th hour prior to the vote in November (including the myth that a yes vote would create a $23,000,000 sewer upgrade; the truth is it won’t raise taxes at all) isn’t even registered to vote in Bridgton. Who would you believe to tell you the truth: local leaders and residents who care about Bridgton’s future or someone who isn’t even registered to vote here? To me the choice is clear. Those of us who love Bridgton and care about its future are willing to step up and speak out, unlike some who hide behind an anonymous campaign for their own personal interests.  As a local voter, you have cared enough to take the time to register and make your voice heard. Please vote “Yes!” Thank you for your consideration. Carrye Castleman-Ross Bridgton

June 14 for Ted Dilworth as Probate Court Judge. Ted is an experienced and able lawyer who has been a past president of the Oxford County Trial Lawyers Association and a former Governor of the Maine State Bar Association. Ted has demonstrated knowledge of the law, having practiced for more than 20 years in Oxford County and having participated in over 1,000 cases. He needs no on-the-job training; he will be ready to work on day one. Probate Court proceedings frequently involve people devastated by recent death in the family, desperately seeking a guardian or conservator for a parent with dementia or dealing with the heart­ rending problems of finding loving homes and guidance for children. Good judging often requires a common sense mixture of compassion, empathy and justice; we can think of no better person than Ted Dilworth to perform this critical job. Alan Perry, Clint Boothby, Bruce Rood, David Austin, Paul Corey, Jeff Wilson, David Dow, Danylle Carson, Rod Rovzar, Linda Cohen, Miles Hunt, Tom Carey, Maurice Porter, Peter Kaynor

Thank you Lions

A vote for Glenn

To The Editor: I want to thank all the Naples Lions for the wonderful Songo River Queen II cruise for veterans and their families. After an inspiring speech and energetic parade, the Lions of Naples gave all veterans and their families a free cruise with buffet Monday afternoon. They worked hard preparing and warmly welcomed all on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Very much appreciated. Richard Hoeman USN (retired) Naples

Dilworth support

To The Editor: We are local attorneys who represent clients in the Oxford County Probate Court and we urge you to vote in the Republican primary on

To The Editor: Having lived in Bridgton for nearly 40 years, Glenn “Bear” Zaidman has a long history of community and civic engagement in Bridgton and surrounding towns, and has already garnered the support of various community members, public officials and groups with a write-in campaign for the Bridgton Board of Selectmen. Mr. Zaidman has served on several boards and committees in Bridgton and the surrounding community. Most notably, he is the former chairman for the Waste Water Advisory Committee, former committee member of several years on the Comprehensive Plan Committee, Woods Pond Water Quality group, and the former Bridgton Dental Committee.  Bear currently is the Director of Buildings and Grounds at Camp Wildwood in Bridgton and serves on the Fryeburg Fair Finance Committee. In his

spare time Bear enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle and hunting, but none of these more than the company of his family and especially his three grandchildren. Bear’s strong family values and commitment to community prosperity are what drives him to want to see Bridgton be a place for his children, grandchildren and all who live in, come to, or go through Bridgton to enjoy. Of course, along with this standpoint, he also believes that action needs to be taken to fix what we already have in town before building more and neglecting what is here. If we concentrate our efforts and a small amount of money now on maintaining buildings and town assets, it will alleviate major spending later and increased taxes. Food insecurity is an issue that is handled by many within our town, and yet the need gets larger alongside the number of those that are having a hard time making ends meet. Bear believes that by working together as pantries, clergy, the municipality, doctors, food banks, etc. we can educate people on proper nutrition, sustainability of food sources, and progress toward solving the food insecurity issues in our town so no person goes hungry. One of the most important pieces to Bear’s vision for the Town of Bridgton is to see the people of the town become more involved with the decisions being made. Too many times publicly advertised committee meetings are held and one or maybe two people show up for the first ten minutes and then leave. Talented people live in our community that have skill sets that are badly needed and could be helpful in reducing money spent and increased taxes. On June 14, please consider write-in candidate Glenn “Bear” Zaidman for the position of Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of the Poor. His ability to discuss matters with any resident, nonresident or interested person and then put words and thoughts into action is something that is much needed and is key to the prosperity of the town. Having Glenn “Bear” Zaidman on the Bridgton Board of Selectmen would be an asset to the town of Bridgton and more importantly it’s residents and taxpayers. Greg Watkins Bridgton

Earth Notes “Earth Notes” is an outgrowth of a deep ecology discussion group. Writers reflect a delight in and concern for the earth and are individually responsible for opinions and information. Community members are invited to submit articles. E-mail for details.


By Rev. Robert Plaisted Oh no, not again! Why another “Earth Notes” column about climate change? Aren’t there other topics worthy of consideration? Sure there are — lots of them — but none of them will matter a century from now unless we solve our existential dilemma of rapidly destabilizing climatic conditions. We created the greatest problem human beings ever have faced and we did it quite unwittingly. If we continue forcing Earth’s climate to warm up by burning carbon, it won’t make any difference what we do about immigration, terrorism, LGBT rights, abortion, birth control, economic policy or any of a hundred other issues that have distracted our attention far too long. In March and April, Sue and I traveled across Europe on a river cruise from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Looking back, I’m glad we went when we did. At this moment, much of the area we traveled through central Europe from France to Ukraine is being inundated by yet another round of historic flooding. River traffic has been seriously disrupted. Disruption is the best word to describe the immediate effect of the changes we’re making in Earth’s climate. Our disruption isn’t hurting the Earth; it’s hurting our ability to live on the Earth. Everywhere we look, disruption is obvious. Texas is being plagued by its worst floods since Europeans have lived there, and it is now being joined by the Ohio River valley. Australia just concluded its hottest autumn on record. India recently recorded its hottest temperature ever, 124.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Across the border in Pakistan, the heat reached 125.5° F. Of course, Earth doesn’t care what temperature it reaches, how deep and frequent that floods become, or how long wildfires burn in Canada. Climatic conditions on earth have been much more extreme many times in the past, but of course; human beings didn’t exist then. We couldn’t have lived here even if we had existed, but Earth doesn’t care whether we can live here or not. Earth doesn’t care about our economic theories, political beliefs or religious dogmas. Earth simply exists. Whether or not we can exist on Earth is entirely up to us. Donald Trump clearly understands that, even though he pretends that he doesn’t. Did you hear that he’s planning to build another wall? No, we’re not talking about the wall to keep out Mexicans, but the wall to keep the ocean from flooding one of his fancy seaside golf courses. Trump may rant and rave in public that climate change is a hoax fabricated by the Chinese to undermine the United States, but when his own money-making schemes are threatened, he sings an entirely different tune. His request for a permit to build a seawall alongside Trump International Golf Links in County Clare, Ireland, states that because of “an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming…it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in the coastal erosion rate…” Makes sense to me, but it makes total nonsense of Trump’s anti-climate-science bombast. Only when climate change affects him personally, does he pay attention to it. So, how do you spell hypocrite? That’s right — T-R-U-M-P. Denialists can’t seem to get it through their heads that climate change is the only issue that matters from this time forward. That’s why I keep coming back to it in my writing. This isn’t just a game for all the marbles anymore. It’s a game to determine whether future generations even will be here to play marbles.


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